About Us

Our Mission

Undergraduate Production (UP) was established in 2000 to ensure safe practices in the planning, production, and presentation of undergraduate performing arts events. Over the subsequent years, Yale College’s performing arts culture has grown to encompass over 400 events, 2,500 students, and 30,000 audience experiences annually.

Yale University has a vast and vibrant performing arts culture. Within this rich environment, UP works exclusively with Yale undergraduates to ensure that their work gets the attention and support it needs. UP provides training and technical support for comedy, dance, music, opera, spoken word, theater, and interdisciplinary performance genres. We work on everything from large-scale projects, such as operas featuring dozens of cast members and musicians, to informal poetry slams.

Regardless of scope and scale, all student productions must be planned and developed in a manner that ensures the safety of the production team and the audience. UP exists to fulfill this mandate as we support both the artistic vision and the highest level of safety for each undergraduate production.

Keep in Touch

Log in to subscribe to our UPwords Newsletter. UPwords comes out several times a semester and highlights upcoming workshops, information on funding and venue requests through the CPA awards, audition cycles, and other production news. It’s a great way to keep in the loop with Yale College Undergraduate Production resources.

Visit Us

Our offices and rehearsal space can be found at the following address.

Broadway Rehearsal Lofts (BRL)
294 Elm Street, Second Floor
New Haven, CT

Find us on the Yale Campus Map.

Our main entrance is not ADA accessible. Please contact us ahead of time so we can provide access to an alternate entrance.

Our Team

Kerry Cripe

Kerry Cripe headshotSenior Technical Director


Kerry’s Bio

Cell: 720.400.3184
Campus: x26417


Justin DeLand

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Senior Technical Director


Justin’s Bio

Cell: 203.892.5043
Campus: x68463


Tom Delgado

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Technical Director


Tom’s Bio

Cell: 203.500.0226


Aubrey Ellis

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Operations and Production Manager, Undergraduate Production / Yale Baroque Opera Project / Yale Dance Lab


Aubrey’s Bio


Cell: 315.558.1391


Aziza Gharib

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Intimacy Advisor


Aziza’s Bio



Bryanna KimBryanna Kim headshot

Technical Director


Bryanna’s Bio

Cell. 860.816.6008


Kate Krier

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Associate Dean for the Arts
Director of Production


Kate’s Bio

Cell: 203.641.1775
Campus: x27476


David Geffen School of Drama/Undergraduate Production Shared Team

Mark Dionne

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Properties Stock Manager

Mark’s Bio


Jamie Farkas

UP/ADAY Costume Stock Manager


Jamie’s Bio


Kelsey Rainwater

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Stage Combat and Intimacy Advisor

Kelsey’s Bio


Michael Rossmy

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Stage Combat and Intimacy Advisor

Michael’s Bio