Arnold Setiadi


Arnold Christian Setiadi was born in Norwalk, CT on September 24, 2000, but was raised in Bridgeport, CT. At a young age, Arnold always loved making videos and skits with the purpose of entertaining others and expressing his own creativity and originality.

Arnold is a Chinese-Indonesian, First-Generation, Low-Income QuestBridge Scholar in Pierson double majoring in Theater & Performance Studies and Political Science. At Yale, he is mainly involved in the theater, entertainment, and media realm! He is primarily an actor, but has also produced and written for the Yale Dramatic Association, Yale Drama Coalition, and Yale Cabaret (Asian American representation for the win!). Most recently, he produced, wrote, and starred in “Pancasila,” an original full-length comedic play that focuses on the narratives of the Asian American diaspora.
He has also worked numerous on-campus jobs, such as a serving as a Student Assistant at Payne Whitney Gym, making (pretty delicious, if I do say so myself) tortillas at Pierson Buttery, and doing several Research Assistant tasks for the Political Science Department (i.e., gene editing, international legislation, climate change research). Other activities include: TEDxYale, YCC, YMUN, Yale IM Sports, and Yale in Hollywood. His other interests include staying active by working out or playing soccer, singing, eating, watching shows, and hanging out with family and friends. As long as he’s in the process of creating ART, he’s content.


Show Name Role Dates
Pancasila Playwright Nov 8 – 13, 2021
Pancasila Producer Nov 8 – 13, 2021
Wakaresaseya Producer Jul 1, 2021
Yale Playwrights Festival 2021 Playwright Mar 12 – 20, 2021
The Family Showcase Producer Nov 17 – 19, 2020
Pippin Assistant Producer May 17 – 19, 2019
Spring Awakening Sets Team Nov 7 – 10, 2018
Spring Awakening Sets Team Nov 7 – 10, 2018
Filling Basins Sets Team Oct 4 – 6, 2018


Show Name Role Dates
Pancasila Christian Nov 8 – 13, 2021
The Rocky Horror (Virtual) Picture Show Rocky Horror Feb 13, 2021
Schrodinger High Josh Wyatt Dec 11, 2020
AlakaZoom! Cup and Ball Magician
CANCELLED: Legally Blonde Kyle May 15 – 17, 2020
CANCELLED: Machinal Lawyer for Prosecution Apr 23 – 25, 2020
CANCELLED: A Midsummer Night's VR (Working Title) Cobweb Apr 24, 2020
CANCELLED: Playfest: To Consult, or Not to Consult Hope / Nathan Apr 9 – 11, 2020
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Rocky Horror Nov 1, 2019
Radium Girls Von Sochoky/Male Shopper Apr 4 – 6, 2019
Sonder: A Festival of Three Original One-Acts Chuy Mar 28 – 30, 2019
Fucking A Hunter + Cast Feb 20 – 23, 2019
McDeath: An American Play Malcolm/Mr. Benson Nov 29 – Dec 1, 2018