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 Staff

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Kate Krier

Associate Dean for the Arts
Director of Production

(she/her/hers)

Kate’s Bio

kathryn.krier@yale.edu
Cell: 203-641-1775
Campus: x26416


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Mike Best

Technical Director

(he/him/his)

Mike’s Bio

michael.best@yale.edu
Cell: 201-602-8539
Campus: x68441


Kerry Cripe headshotKerry Cripe

Senior Technical Director

(he/him/his)

Kerry’s Bio

kerry.cripe@yale.edu
Cell: 720-400-3184
Campus: x26417


Justin DeLand headshotJustin DeLand

Senior Technical Director

(he/him/his)

Justin’s Bio

justin.deland@yale.edu
Cell: 203.892.5043
Campus: x68463


Tom Delgado headshotTom Delgado

Technical Director

(he/him/his)

Tom’s Bio

thomas.delgado@yale.edu
Cell: 203-500-0226


Yale School of Drama/Undergraduate Production Shared Staff

Michael Rossmy

Staged Combat and Intimacy Advisor

Michael’s Bio - coming soon!


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Mark Dionne

Properties Stock Manager

Mark’s Bio