Ensemble@Yale premiered last year with over 12,000 pages of archival programs held by Yale from 1925-2016. It is an experiment that aims to transform historic programs from Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre into searchable text through crowdsourced transcription.
With your help transcribing digitized programs, we will be able to answer more questions about Yale’s theater history, such as: “what is the most-produced play at Yale?” or “which actors have played Hamlet on our stages?”
You can be a steward of this history by joining the Yale Haas Family Arts Library and Digital Humanities Lab for one or more transcribe-a-thons. All are invited to participate. Join in person or remotely for some or all of the time.
Haas Arts Library, room 119
There will also be Yale Rep Trivia for prizes, a hands-on look at original programs from the Arts Library Special Collections, snacks, and more!
November 12 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
November 16 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Franke Family Digital Humanities Laboratory
Participants can also tour the newly renovated DHLab, explore a digital exhibit created for the 50th Anniversary of Yale Rep, and play Yale Rep Trivia for prizes. Snacks will be provided.
November 30 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.