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All graduates of Yale University (undergraduate, graduate, and professional), Yale educators, students, and their parents are invited to take part in shaping the life and direction of the Yale Club of Washington, D.C.
Membership in the Club offers an exciting and unique opportunity to be part of the large, diverse and active Yale community in the greater Washington metropolitan area. Join today!
Join the Yale Day of Service!
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Last year, at nearly 280 sites around the world, members of the Yale community helped to make their neighborhoods a better place by participating in the Yale Day of Service. This year, the Club has partnered with over 15 nonprofit organizations. SIGN UP TODAY!
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: David Muse '96, '03 Drama
David Muse is a well-known figure on the Washington theatre scene, previously as Associate Artistic Director for the Shakespeare Theatre Company and now as the Artistic Director of the Studio Theatre. He has directed numerous productions at Studio, including this season’s critically acclaimed Tribes, one of the Yale Club’s Theater Thursdays events.
David has helped to develop new works at numerous theatres including New York Theatre Workshop, Ford’s Theatre, Arena Stage, Geva Theatre, and the Kennedy Center. He has also taught acting and directing at Georgetown University, Yale University, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting. A five-time Helen Hayes nominee for Outstanding Direction, he was a recent recipient of the DC Mayor’s Arts Award for Outstanding Emerging Artist and the National Theatre Conference Emerging Artist Award.
David credits his time at Yale with opening his eyes to a new world in every sense of the word.
“I went to Yale twice – first for undergrad and then for Drama School. Both times my transition was dramatic. First from a small high school in a small town in Missouri to an elite East Coast university – a new world for me, academically and culturally. Next as a budding part-time theatre artist with little experience directing professionally to a renowned MFA program attached to a leading regional theatre. In both cases, I had a LOT to learn. And not to take anything away from the incredible quality of the classroom instruction I received, but in both cases it was the student body who most inspired me and from whom I learned the most.”
Founded in 1874, the goals of the Yale Club of Washington, D.C. are:
Community Service Summer Fellowship Program
Each summer, the Yale Club of Washington places outstanding Yale undergraduates in internships with local non-profits. The Club provides the stipend and arranges housing.
To donate to this important program, a centerpiece of the Club's programming, please click HERE.
All proceeds go to support the work of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, the Pro Bono Institute, and Iona Senior Services -- the organizations to be supported in summer 2014.
The 25th Congressional Forum
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Yale Club of Washington's annual Congressional Forum - now in its 25th year - is the most prominent policy seminar of its kind. Each year, the event features leading Congressional Representatives and Senators from both parties who discuss a wide range of tax, budget, and other policy issues facing the country, as well as the legislative and political outlook.
For more information, or to register, click HERE.