Garry Trudeau: One “Comic” Alum!

Garretson Beekman "Garry" Trudeau is an American cartoonist, best known for the Doonesbury comic strip.  Trudeau has also worked in television and theater; he is the creator and executive producer of the Amazon Studios political comedy series Alpha House.  While a Davenporter at Yale, Trudeau began contributing to the Yale Daily News. This led to the creation of Bull [...]

Family Weekend: Endless Arts Events

This upcoming weekend is family weekend! There are several music, dance, and comedy events, so there are countless opportunities to support your fellow talented gnomies! Check Facebook and Yale's official Family Weekend page for all the events going on. Also, we have a special Davenport show coming up next weekend. It is Lilla Brody 's [...]

Michael Gerber: One Funny DPort Alum!

Michael Gerber is best known as the author of the Barry Trotter series, which are Sunday Times best-selling parodies of the Harry Potter books.  The series to date comprises Barry Trotter and the Shameless Parody (published as Barry Trotter and the Unauthorized Parody in the United States), Barry Trotter and the Unnecessary Sequel and Barry Trotter and the Dead Horse (Barry Trotter and the [...]

Halloweekend Shows

Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks Come see one of our very own first years, Sekou Conde, in the role of Booth in Topdog/Underdog. Produced by the Heritage Theater Ensemble (Yale’s Premier Black Undergraduate Theater Company), Topdog/Underdog tells the story of Lincoln and Booth, whose names were given to them as a joke, foretelling a lifetime of rivalry and [...]