Welcome to Development Studio 49
@ Yale Summer Cabaret!

We are the DS49 leadership collective, and we’re so glad that you’re here. Introductory details about our founding principles, team, and artistic vision for the summer can be found below. We can’t wait to see you at the Cab!



the flagship productions


the betrayal project | proposed by Stefani Kuo (Playwriting '24) and Bobbin Ramsey (Directing '24) | thursday, july 6 @ 8pm | friday, july 7 @ 8pm (SOLD OUT!) | saturday, july 8 @ 3pm + 8pm

So much of art concerns itself around love, but love never comes without the risk of betrayal. "the betrayal project" is a new devised piece based on interviews from real people who have betrayed and been betrayed. This verbatim production goes inside the personal experiences of broken contracts of love.

cabaret @ the cab | thursday, august 3 @ 8pm | friday, august 4 @ 8pm

This summer, we’re leaning into the cabaret part of Yale Summer Cabaret! We're presenting a fully-produced cabaret, featuring music, dance, acting, comedy, and more! The cabaret’s theme is pride365, highlighting the importance of uplifting and supporting the LGBTQ+ community all year-round.

play @ the cab | thursday, august 24 @ 8pm | friday, august 25 @ 8pm + 11pm | saturday, august 26 @ 3pm + 8pm

Creatives from DGSD and the New Haven area will be commissioned and paired with members of the DS49 collective as a direct means of support during the writing process. Throughout the summer, community will be fostered amongst the writers and each will be given space for creative experimentation.
The Play @ the Cab experience will culminate in a weekend of new work at the end of the summer, offering world-premiere productions.

the recurring events


coffee @ the cab | an open community space

During the day, the Cabaret space will become a daytime hangout spot for both Yale and New Haven creatives. The leadership collective will provide space for community members to gather and get inspired over coffee and pastries. Our commissioned artists are encouraged to use these days to workshop their 10-minute plays with the leadership team and fellow artists. The space will also be available to reserve for meetings or gatherings.

serve w/ the cab | volunteer work across the New Haven area

Connected to our core value of service, DS49 will offer volunteer opportunities to our audiences and local DGSD community in support of the organizations we partner with for the summer. The leadership team will work with each organization to define what service means specifically to them, in order to make the biggest impact. These offerings will be marketed through our social channels, within the cab space, and at our shows.

party @ the cab | the after-hours series

Following each evening performance, we’ll keep the party going through nightly extended bar service and a post-performance dance party. This series will encourage continued artistic conversation, allowing for additional community building, and (of course) good vibes.