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1812 Productions presents

April 25 – May 19, 2013

The Phoebe and Otto Premiere Series Honorary Producers Linda and David Glickstein Production Sponsor Harmelin Media Written and Directed by Jennifer Childs Assistant Director Hillary Rea

The Cast

Melanie Cotton Bi Jean Ngo*

Drucie McDaniel* Charlotte Ford* Cathy Simpson* Susan Riley Stevens* Cheryl Williams*

Act One: The Lecture Act Two: The Ritual Act Three: The Rave There will be two ten-minute intermissions.

“IT’S MY PARTY” WRITTEN BY HERB WIENER, SEYMOUR GOTTLIEB, JOHN GLUCK AND WALLY GOLD CHAPPELL & CO., INC. (ASCAP) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. USED BY PERMISSION. The Girl Group Song — lyrics by Jennifer Childs, music and arrangement by Monica Stephenson You Better Watch Out (Cause It’s My Party) — lyrics by Jennifer Childs, music by Michael Kiley


The Creative Team Lighting Design Joshua L. Schulman**

Scenic Design Lance Kniskern

Sound Design Michael Kiley

Costume Design Rosemarie McKelvey

Dramaturg Harriet Power

Choreography Emmanuelle Delpech

Musical Director Monica Stephenson

Properties by Avista Custom Theatrical Services

Production Manager Georgia Schlessman

Assistant Production Manager Ashley Esterline

Technical Director Britt Plunkett/ Campbell Studios

Master Electrician Lucas Nguyen

Stage Manager Thomas E. Shotkin*

Assistant Stage Manager Kate Sabato

Sound Operator Sean Hamilton

Dresser Becca Austin *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. **The Lighting Designer for this production is represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.

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1812 Productions receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

R e sta u ra n t Part n e r

Supported in part by Independence Foundation’s New Theatre Works Initiative

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C omm u n i t y Part n e r

It’s My Party: The Women and Comedy Project has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

Support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund

Supported in part by The Lida Foundation Supported in part by The Charlotte Cushman Foundation


From the Artistic Director Welcome to the party! My mom turned 70 the same year my daughter turned 7— and I stood between them and watched how they were funny in different ways…that’s how this show began. By watching my Mom who is freer and funnier in her 70s than she’s ever been, and my daughter Lily who is figuring out how she’s funny by imitating the 3 Stooges and Carol Burnett and her parents. By watching my friends and myself who, as we march through our 40s and approach our 50s, all seem to have developed this Bette-Davis-in-AllAbout-Eve style snarky sense of humor that we’ve never had—or perhaps needed— before, I asked myself— as women age and transform, does their humor do so as well? What emerged over the course of a two-year investigation of this question is this show— a series of three parties, three forms of humor. Humor that gets us attention, humor that saves our lives, and humor that frees us. Interviewing and conducting workshops with women of all ages and backgrounds, I heard stories that made me laugh and gasp and cry and think and ache and smile. I am so very grateful to all of them for sharing their humor and their hearts. This party would not have been possible without them. Ismer Alverio, Carol Anthony, Lucie Arnaz, Amanda Aronoff, Megan Bellwoar, Kristin Benavides, Jennifer Bohnenberger, Jean E. Brubaker, Jennifer Burman, Rachel Camp, Nichole Canuso, Mary Carpenter, Kim Carson, Eileen Cella, Sheila Chacker, Susan Collins, Jess Conda, Melanie Cotton, Kambri Crews, Lenny Daniels, Judy Davidson, Aimee Della Porta, Emmanuelle Delpech, Brianna Deutsch, Nicole Dominquey, Roberta Emmanuel, Lee Etzold, Dawn Falato, Kaci Fannin, Charlotte Ford, Nancy Fredland, Elise Freed-Fagan, Diane Galli, Melanie Glasco, Grace Gonglewski, Lorraine Gordon, Samantha Green, Joilet Harris, Elba Hevia y Vaca, Bonny Hohenberger, Merle Holman, Germaine Ingram, Lynn Israeil, Annie Kauffman, Aime Kelly, Eddie Kennedy, Vick Karmer-Nathan, Joanne Kundrat, Christina Leak, Amy Lessack, Nadine Lomakin, Wendy London, Amelia Longo, Susan Lonker, Karen Madison, Joan Mandelkehr, Jean Markovitz, Mary Martello, Stefanee Martin, Susan Master, Drucie McDaniel, Mary Hale Meyer, Kyle Midkiff, Amanda Miller, Susanna Miller, Margie Nejman, Claire Nevin-Field, Beth Nixon, Bi Jean Ngo, Barbara Olson, Penny Oram, Peggy Orenstein, Erika Ottey, Janice Paran, Rebecca Parsa, Karen Peakes, Harriet Power, Mady Prowler, Amy Purdy, Hillary Rea, Aneesha Reeder, Suzanne Roberts, Marian Robinson, Christie Rogero, Marcia Saunders, Barbara Shaiman, Cathy Simpson, Millicent Sparks, Deborah Spungen, Diiv Sternman, Monica Stephenson, Susie Stevens, Maureen Torsney-Weir, Janice Trapp, Raquel Vargas, Marianne Waller, Linda Weiner, Janet Widra, Felisha Williams, Michelle Williams, Gloria Zucker, my amazing mother-in-law Lynda Greer and all the ladies at the 1812 office who have been part of the process even if they weren’t aware of it – Kate, Jaime, Marla, Georgia, Ashley, Terry G., and Prarthana.

This is for the women who taught me how to be funny — Angie, Becky and Suzie Childs. And for the girl who makes me laugh every day, Lily Greer.

Jennifer Childs, Artistic Director Jen@1812productions.org Photo: The cast of It's My Party: The Women and Comedy Project (l-r): Cathy Simpson, Melanie Cotton, Susan Riley Stevens, Cheryl Williams, Charlotte Ford, Drucie McDaniel, Bi Jean Ngo. Photo by John Flak.


Cast & Crew Bios Melanie Cotton (Ensemble): A Philadelphia native, Melanie Cotton enrolled in the prestigious Freedom Theater School of Performing Arts where she studied dance and participated in the youth acting program where she discovered her affinity for Theater. Influenced by everything from Broadway to Motown, hip hop is where Melanie was best able to express her passion for performance. In 2003 she became a principal dancer for Philadelphia’s all female Hip-Hop dance company, Montazh Performing Arts. This is where she developed her unique Funk Style and a passion for experimenting with dance. Her choreography has been featured on stage, in music videos, in commercial ads and flash mobs. Not limited to dance, Melanie has performed in productions with local theater companies around Philadelphia. Currently, Melanie is a dancer with Hip-Hop Theater company, Rennie Harris: Puremovement. With Puremovement she is performing and teaching around the world.

Charlotte Ford (Ensemble): Charlotte Ford is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist who creates avant-garde slapstick performance art that celebrates sublime stupidity with joyful abandon. Original work produced by The Philadelphia Live Arts Festival includes Flesh and Blood & Fish and Fowl (Edinburgh Fringe First 2010, shortlisted for Total Theatre Award), CHICKEN, and Bang. She has toured her original work to Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, the London Barbican, Paris Festival D’été, and St. Etienne’s Festival de Sept Collines. Collaborations include Pig Iron Theatre (Welcome to Yuba City), Lucidity Suitcase, Rainpan 43, Theatre Exile (Gruesome Playground Injuries, That Pretty Pretty, Red Light Winter), 1812 (Cherry Bomb {Philadelphia Weekly’s “Best Supporting Actress in a Musical}), Arden Theatre, Lantern Theater, and New Paradise Laboratories, among others. Nominated for four Barrymore awards. “Best of Philly Theatre Talent 2012,” Philadelphia Magazine. 2011 & 2012 Finalist for the F. Otto Haas Award. In development: 2014 Fringe Arts clown solo about death. BA, Bryn Mawr College. MFA, LISPA. Drucie McDaniel (Ensemble): From Drucie’s grown-up daughter (M) and son (C): (I had this dream that I became my mother… I was wearing…) M: a purple flannel shirt, green stretch pants, gold boots and big-ass sunglasses/C: A scarf, earrings, the dazzle-er the better, boots and a long skirt. (I had…) M: a glass of Irish whiskey with a straw…always with a straw. (I kept saying…) M: “I love (in a drunken slur) you!”/C: “Which earrings go better? Black and dangly or red and cuh-rayzayy?” (And I had this sudden desire to…) M: kick off my gold boots and just dance. Just let any stress, worry, anxiety, sadness or anger…just roll away./C: …to fluff out my hair one last time, proudly huff and say, “Okay, here I go!” then walk out into the unknown. But not without hugging my entire family first.// (P.S.: Drucie has done a lot of film, television, and theatre— come to The Rosenbach on June 16th to hear her Molly Bloom. She sings Irish music with The Connemara Codfish Company and teaches acting at a bunch of places. She is thrilled to return to 1812 after way too long, is unbelievably honored to be part of this amazing Party and is grateful to everyone at it. LOVE TO MMCG!!!)


Cast & Crew Bios (continued) Bi Jean Ngo (Ensemble): Bi Jean Ngo used to dream about being a spy so she could pretend to be other people, speak with foreign accents, wear glamorous outfits, and play with expensive props. So, she became an actress. She has scaled walls, flown to Neverland, rated securities, lived in a giant shoe, flash forwarded through fifty years of a marriage, and shot a BB gun on stages across Philadelphia that include Arden Theatre, InterAct, Theatre Confetti, Theatre Horizon, and now 1812. Bi is an actress, a writer, a teaching artist, a cook, and an aunt. She'd like to express her gratitude to all those who have given her work, fed her, hugged her, shared a bottle of wine and a laugh with her. Special props to her Mommy. Cathy Simpson (Ensemble): Cathy Simpson is a company member of the People’s Light and Theatre Company. She is also a member of the “Freedom Rising” Company at the NCC. Her work in some local theatres includes InterAct, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Hedgerow Theatre, Arden Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Wilma Theater, and Flashpoint Theatre. Regional theater credits include Arena Stage, The Kennedy Center, Studio Theatre, Source Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Olney Theatre Center, St. Louis Black Rep, St. Louis Rep, Indiana Rep. Cathy is a three-time Barrymore Award nominee and a winner for the Freedom Theatre production of The Old Settler, and a Kevin Kline Award winner for St. Louis Black Rep’s production of A Song for Coretta. She has also been nominated twice for the Helen Hayes Awards in Washington D.C. and won the Best Performer Award in Toyama, Japan. Cathy was a return performer to the Montgomery Community College “Lively Arts Festival” in the one woman show Zora, this past February. Susan Riley Stevens (Ensemble): Susan is deliriously happy to be partying again with1812!! Also with 1812; This Is The Week That Is, First Day of School, and The Uneasy Chair. Recent credits elsewhere include The Prescott Method, God Of Carnage, Fallen Angels, A Streetcar Named Desire, Speaking In Tongues (Walnut Street Theatre), Cinderella (Arden Theatre Company), King John, Hamlet, King Lear, Othello (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Bad Dates (Act II Playhouse—Barrymore Award). Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Dallas Theatre Center, People's Light, Asolo Rep. MFA, Yale School of Drama. For Betty and Laura.


Cast & Crew Bios (continued) Cheryl Williams (Ensemble): Cheryl is truly honored to be part of this gifted ensemble, and to work with Jen and the entire creative team for It’s My Party, her debut performance with 1812. Recent local credits: Eunice in The Exit Interview (InterAct Theatre), Leonato (broadwayworld.com nomination) in Mauckingbird’s gender-bending production of Much Ado About Nothing, the Nurse in Anouilh’s Antigone (Quintessence Theatre), Grace in Pterodactyls (New City Stage), Francis in The Breath of Life (Lantern Theater/Barrymore Award winner), and Respect: The Musical Journey of Women (Act II Playhouse/Society Hill/Phoenix tour). Cheryl is an adjunct acting instructor at Temple University and was in the Oscar-nominated film Silver Linings Playbook. Dedicated to Mom Joy, Mama Yo, sis Tammy, Eric and to all the beautiful survivors of this world.

Jennifer Childs (Creator/Director): Jen is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of 1812 Productions, Philadelphia’s all comedy theater company. For 1812 she has written and directed The Big Time, Another Big Time, Like Crazy Like Wow (1950s Nightclub comedy), Something Wonderful Right Away, Always A Lady, Double Down, This Is The Week That Is, Let’s Pretend We’re Married, Our Show of Shows, and, in collaboration with composer James Sugg, the original musical Cherry Bomb. Her solo show, Why I’m Scared of Dance by Jen Childs, was recently produced at City Theatre in Pittsburgh and Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA. In addition to her work at 1812, she has performed and/or directed for Wilma Theater, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Prince Music Theatre, Mum Puppettheatre, Act II Playhouse, Lenape Regional Performing Arts Center, Lantern Theater Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, and ComedySportz. She is a two-time Barrymore Award winner including the 1999 F. Otto Haas Award for an Emerging Theatre Artist. She is the recipient of two Independence Foundation Fellowships in the Arts and serves on the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council. Hillary Rea (Assistant Director): Hillary Rea is a comedian, storyteller and host of the monthly storytelling shows Tell Me A Story and Fibber. She is a recent Moth StorySlam winner and performs regularly with First Person Arts. Hillary has been featured on the stage of Animated Stories and Tales of the Cosmos (Upright Citizen’s Brigade), The Soundtrack Series, RISK!, SpeakeasyDC, and Comedy Dreamz. She has performed in comedy festivals including Philly Sketchfest, First Person Festival, and the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival. Hillary was a 2011 Artist-in-Residence for Elsewhere Artist Collaborative in Greensboro, NC.


Cast & Crew Bios (continued) Monica Stephenson (Musical Director): While she currently lives in Pittsburgh, Monica has spent many years living and working as part of Philadelphia’s talented theatre community. As a vocalist, composer, theatre artist, and teacher, she often makes the turnpike trek between the two cities. Monica is a graduate of Duquesne University School of Music and has had the pleasure of working with such companies as The Pittsburgh Opera Company, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Unseam’d Shakespeare Co., 1812 Productions, and Philadelphia Young Playwrights. She is currently the Education Director for Prime Stage Theatre Company and is a musical theater instructor for H.O.P.E Academy in Pittsburgh. You can also find her performing her original music in live music venues around the Pittsburgh and Philadelphia areas. www.monicastephenson.webs.com

Emmanuelle Delpech (Choreographer): Theater [as Actor]: Gentlemen Volonteers, Flop!, Anodyne, Joyce Cabaret, Hell Meets Henry Halfway (Pig Iron Theatre Company), Reverie (Second City Chicago), Madame Douce-Amere (Philadelphia Live Arts Festival/1812 Productions), Feast of the Flying Cows (InterAct), Phaedra (Swarthmore College), Three Sisters (Temple Repertory Theater). [as Director]: Oedipus at FDR (Philadelphia Live Arts Festival), The Dispute (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s Cabaret series), Tartuffe (Temple Repertory Theater), Frontin’ (Christ Church), Bang (2012 Philadelphia Live Arts Festival), The Maids (Swarthmore College). [Assistant Director/ Movement Consultant]: The Great Immensity (The Civilians), The Devil at Noon (Steve Cosson), It’s My Party (Jen Childs/1812 Productions). [Teacher]: Temple University, Headlong Performance Institute, Pig iron School for Advanced Performance Training. [Training] École Internationale Jacques Lecoq, École Supérieure d’Art Dramatique de la Ville de Paris, MFA in Directing Temple University. City Paper Award: Best Mime, Barrymore Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, 2011 Best of Philly: Best Theater Artist.

Harriet Power (Dramatrug): Harriet is thrilled to be back at 1812, where she previously had the singular honor of directing Why I’m Scared of Dance by Jen Childs (also at Pittsburgh’s City Theatre and Ambler’s Act II Playhouse). Recent directing: Three Sisters at Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre (“Best Theatre Experience 2012” & “Best Production”); the American premiere of Muswell Hill at Villanova, where she’s a Professor of Theatre/Head of Graduate Directing and an Adjunct Professor of Law; and at Act II Playhouse, where she was Associate Artistic Director 2008-12, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Sylvia, The Pride of Parnell Street, The Tempest, Any Given Monday (Barrymore Award, Best New Play), Boeing-Boeing, etc. She and husband Robert Hedley, head of MFA Playwriting at Temple University, researched new-play production in London; their article “Over There” was published Dec. 2012 in American Theatre. Being part of It’s My Party with the brilliant Jen Childs, these glorious actors, and the great 1812 team has been unforgettably joyous.


Cast & Crew Bios (continued) Joshua L. Schulman (Lighting Designer): Joshua was the 2008 winner of the Barrymore Award for his lighting of ART at Delaware Theatre Company. He was also a 2009 Barrymore Award nominee for his lighting of Rock N’ Roll at Wilma Theater. Joshua is currently the designer for the PIFA Time Machine in the lobby of the Kimmel Center. Regionally, Joshua has designed at People’s Light and Theatre, Wilma Theater, Arden Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company. Joshua was also the lighting director for the Hidden City Festival in 2009. Other companies that Joshua has worked for include Azuka Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company, Theatre Exile, Flashpoint Theatre Company, Media Theatre Company, Theatre West Virginia, Seven Stages (Atlanta), Rebecca Davis Dance Company, in addition to many others. Joshua was also the programmer for both the relighting of Boat House Row along the Schuylkill River as well as the Cira Centre. Joshua lives in South Philadelphia with his wife Karen and their son Elijah.

Lance Kniskern (Scenic Designer): Lance has been working in the Philadelphia area as a freelance scenic artist, carpenter, and designer for the past twelve years. Recent design credits include Hairspray: The Musical with Media Theater (Broadway World’s winner for Best Set Design in Philadelphia for 2012) and Bloody Blood Andrew Jackson with Plays & Players. In June, he will be designing the set for the American Premiere of Oleksander Irvantes’ A Little Play About Betrayal in Walnut Studio Five. Michael Kiley (Sound Designer): Michael Kiley is a sound designer, composer, performer, and educator working in dance, theater, and public installation. He is the founder of The Mural and The Mint, a free music project dedicated to experimental recordings and performances. Most recently, TM&TM released The Empty Air, an iPhone application for Rittenhouse Square which uses GPS to determine what you hear depending on your location. He is a company member of Nichole Canuso Dance, and is currently working on their new project, The Garden (Fall 2013). His work has been supported by The Independence Foundation, American Composers Forum, and Pennsylvania Cultural Alliance. Rosemarie McKelvey (Costume Designer): Rosemarie is delighted to be designing costumes for It’s My Party. Previous designs for 1812 include Laughter on the 23rd Floor and Karma Cookie. Locally, Rosemarie designs costumes for Arden Theatre, Wilma Theater, People’s Light and Theatre Company, The National Constitution Center, New Paradise Laboratories, Theatre Exile, and InterAct. Rosemarie is on the teaching staff of The University of the Arts and Moore College of Art & Design. Rosemarie was awarded the 2007 and 2009 Barrymore Awards for Costume Design. Rosemarie would like to thank Jen and the fabulous ladies of It’s My Party for a truly collaborative experiment! For more visit rosemariemckelvey.com


Cast & Crew Bios (continued) Avista Custom Theatrical Services (Properties): Avista Custom Theatrical Services, LLC was founded in 2007 as a properties design and construction firm. Avista specializes in custom construction, upholstery, and soft goods construction, and also owns a 7,000 square foot rental house in Norristown filled with props and lighting equipment. Avista’s work has been seen at Azuka Theatre, Flashpoint Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Mauckingbird, Act II Playhouse, Theatre Exile, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Burlington County College, and Drexel University. Avista is in its second season as resident prop team at 1812 Productions and its fifth season at InterAct Theatre. Please visit avistacustom.com

Georgia Schlessman (Production Manager): Georgia Schlessman is thrilled to be in her new role as 1812’s Production Manager. Georgia has been working with 1812 for the past six years in varying capacities, including 20 shows as 1812’s Assistant Stage Manager. Previous shows with 1812 include: Dave & Aaron Go To Work, Mistakes Were Made, Our Show Of Shows, all seven This Is The Week productions, Search For Signs, and Suburban Love Songs. Georgia is a graduate of the Arden Professional Apprenticeship (2004–2005 season) and holds bachelor degrees in Visual Media: Digital Imaging, and Theatre: Performance Track from American University. She has seven years of professional experience as a freelance theatre artist in the Philadelphia area. Ashley Esterline (Assistant Production Manager): Ashley is very excited to be the Assistant Production Manager for 1812 Productions. Previous shows with 1812 include: Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Our Show of Shows, Mistakes Were Made, This Is The Week That Is (2011), and Boston Marriage. Ashley moved to Philadelphia for an apprenticeship at Walnut Street Theatre after graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Film/Video and a minor in Theater. She also works as a freelance theater technician in Philadelphia. Many thanks 1812 for this opportunity! Love to Melissa and Orzo. Britt Plunkett / Campbell Studios (Technical Director): Britt Plunkett / Campbell Studios have been professionally involved with several theatre companies, both locally and internationally, since 1996. Credits include InterAct Theatre, Pig Iron Theatre, Gas and Electric Arts, Living Arts Theatre, Gravity Works Theatre, Contemporary Stage Company, Delaware Theatre Company, Act II Playhouse, 1812 Productions, Flashpoint Theatre, and Entertainment Events. Britt is also co-artistic director of insperado, an initiative based theatre company dedicated to producing multi-media, multi-medium works that push the audience to experience theatre in new and exciting ways. Britt resides in South Philly with his lovely wife, Kelly.

Lucas Nguyen (Master Electrician): Lucas Nguyen is a Philadelphia-based theater technician and actor. He has worked, in various positions, at theatres in the city such as Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Plays & Players, Theatre Horizon, Theatre Exile, and Wilma Theater, as well as Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Delaware Theatre Company, and the Resident Ensemble Players at University of Delaware. He also appeared in the inaugural production of Forearmed Productions’ Dan Rottenberg is Thinking About Raping You, directed by Cara Blouin. www.forearmedproductions.com


Cast & Crew Bios (continued) Thomas E. Shotkin (Stage Manager): Tom is enjoying his 11th season as production stage manager. Favorite shows include: This Is The Week That Is (all 7!), Our Show of Shows, Cherry Bomb, Suburban Love Songs, The Four of Us, Batboy: The Musical, Like Crazy Like Wow, and An Evening Without Woody Allen (in which he performed). He is also production manager for PlayPenn. Other SM credits: Arena Stage, Theatre Exile, People’s Light and Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Barnstormers Theatre (NH), Act II Playhouse. Tom has also worked for Opera Company of Philadelphia, Hartford Stage Company, Azuka Theatre, and Boarshead Theatre (MI). Love to MBS. Kate Sabato (Assistant Stage Manager): Kate Sabato is delighted to be back with 1812 (Suburban Love Songs, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Our Show of Shows, assorted This Is The Week’s). This is her eighth season as a Philadelphia-area theater technician; she can also be found behind the scenes at Arden Theatre and Walnut Street Theatre. She is proud to be the Wardrobe Supervisor for Upper Darby Summer Stage. Love and thanks to Karlis and her family—especially Mama.

Kate Tejada (Managing Director): This season Kate celebrates 10 years and her eleventh season as Managing Director of 1812. She started her arts administration career at Arden Theatre Company and also worked for the Philadelphia Live Arts/Philly Fringe Festivals. She serves on the Board of Directors for 1812 and served on the Board of Directors for the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia for six years. She holds a BA from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin. She would like to thank Jen and the entire staff of 1812 for their support and hard work—she is proud to call 1812 and Philadelphia her home, in all meanings of the word. Much love to Clayton & Alex.


Special Thanks Special Thanks: David and Linda Glickstein, Joanne Harmelin and Harmelin Media, Leonard Haas, Fran Kumin, Murph Henderson, Jacque Liu, Susan Sherman, Jennifer Bohnenberger, Amanda Aronoff, Kim Arena, Cate Galbally & Debasri Ghosh from Women’s Way, Kristin Gavin from Gearing Up, Jeannine L. Lisitski, MA & Katie Young-Wildes from Women Against Abuse, Michelle Williams, Caitlin Day, Heather Bennett & Jessica Fischer from Career Wardrobe, Leigh Maida, Erin Murphy, Bob Hedley, The Board of Directors of Charlotte Cushman Foundation, Glenn Perlman & Arden Theatre Company, Swarthmore College, Wilma Theater, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Alex Bechtel, and all of our “Women of Comedy”! And thanks to those who make our work possible all year long... the Board of Directors of 1812 Productions, 1812’s amazing support staff, Andrew Nelson, Social Impact Studios, Jennifer McAlarney Hoopes, John Flak, Mark Garvin, Margaret Spencer, and all of our great volunteers and interns.

1812 Productions’ Board of Directors Nadine Lomakin Kristin McLaughlin Kyle A. Midkiff Ed Rosenthol Kate Tejada Jeff Weiss Philip N. Yannella

June Wolfson, President Glenn Gundersen, Vice President James D. Brown, Treasurer Jennifer Bohnenberger Jennifer Childs Roberta Emmanuel David Jadico

Board Emeritus Terry Graboyes Dolly Beechman Schnall Kimberly Rehfuss

1812 Productions’ Staff Full-Time Administrative Staff Jennifer Childs, Artistic Director Kate Tejada, Managing Director David Jadico, External Relations Director Tyler Melchior, Marketing and Public Relations Director Marla Burkholder, Education Director Georgia Schlessman, Production Manager Jaime Konowal, Patron Services Manager Noah Herman, Assistant to the Artistic Director R. Eric Thomas, Marketing and Public Relations Assistant Prarthana Jayaram, Development Assistant

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FOUNDATION, GOVERNMENT, AND CORPORATE SUPPORT $100,000 and above The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage William Penn Foundation $25,000 – $99,999 Independence Foundation June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation Wyncote Foundation $10,000 – $24,999 CHG Charitable Trust Otto Haas Charitable Trust The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation $5,000 – $9,999 Arcadia Foundation Connelly Foundation Samuel S. Fels Fund Graboyes Commercial Windows Harmelin Media Lida Foundation Lincoln Financial Foundation Philadelphia Cultural Fund State of Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund

$1,000 – $4,999 Barra Foundation The Caroline J. Sanders Trust Charlotte Cushman Foundation Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation The Douty Foundation Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial Foundation Joseph Kennard Skilling Trust The Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation PECO Rosenlund Family Foundation The Seybert Foundation Widener Memorial Foundation The William K. Stewart Foundation up to $1,000 ACE Charitable Foundation CA Technologies GE Foundation GlaxoSmithKline Foundation ING Direct Jesse Enterprises Merck Partnership for Giving Verizon Foundation Women’s Way INDIVIDUAL SUPPORTERS VAUDEVILLIAN SOCIETY GEORGE AND GRACIE LEVEL ($5,000 and up) Mary & James Brown Tom Callan & Martin McNamara Kate Sullivan & Bob D’Zuro Terry Graboyes Glenn Gundersen & Susan Manix Marilyn Steinbright June & Steve Wolfson

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Bruce Kothmann & Andrea Kahn-Kothmann Mary Ellen Krober Neal Krouse Sherman & Pauline Labovitz Jocelyn Lamb Dale & Pat Larrimore Ledlie Laughlin Fran Levi Barbara & Robert Lewis Henry Lieberman Eric & Winnie Lien Dr. May Lomax Dorothea Lutz Kristine Maciolek-Small Catherine M. Mack Cirel & Howard Magen Arthur & Elaine Magilner Dana Mazo & Daniel Sharfman Gretchen & Richard McCann Lanie McCue In memory of Reuben Mitchell Mark Mendenhall Fernando Mendetz Jonathan Miller & Beaty Bock Deborah & Richard Montalbano Constance Moore Sara Moran Jeff & Maxine Morgan Alan E. Morrison & Sue Peck Eliot & Bonnie Nierman Charlene Nolten Michael Norris & Matt Varrato Elizabeth Oliphant Hugh O’Neill David Park Michael & Judy Paul John & Judith Peakes Jane G. Pepper Susan Perloff & Ed Blumstein Shirley Philips Harriet Power & Bob Hedley Karen Ragland in memory of Reuben Mitchell Kate & Mark Randall Susanna Randall David Richards Ann Ricksecker William Riggar Marian Robinson & Benjamin Zuckerman

Mr. & Mrs. Edward Robson Rich & Christie Rogero Laura Rogovin Toni & Ted Rosen Ken & Shelley Rosenberg Marjorie Rosenblum In memory of the talented Reuben Mitchell Ruba Club Studios Bill Rubinsohn Diane Rurode & James Lord Dan & Pam Sable, Roxy & Dylan Paul Susan Sadler Carol Saline & Paul Rathblott Barbara & Paul Schraeder Elliot & Ellie Seif Lee & Roy Shubert Shirley & Jay Sivitz Barbara Sklar Carleene & David Slowik Harry & Barbara Spaeth Margaret R. Spencer Andrew & Leslie Swinney Joyce Ann Swoyer Robert & Susan Tafel Kate & Clayton Tejada Elizabeth & Edward Thornton Johnne & Steve Tint Patricia Townend Judith & Lou Trachtman Frank Trommler & Natalie Huguet John Urofsky Michael J. Valoris Marvin & Leila Verman Tom & Pat Vernon Emily & Chuck Wagner Dr. R.J. Wallner Robert & Eleanor Weinberg Joan Weiner Mark Weiss Catherine Welsh Ellen Wernick Karen & RIchard Wilson Peter Wise Earl & Jackie Wolf Greg & Emily Wolfson Paul & Jennifer Wolfson Barbara Wright Robert Yablon


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Linda & Marty Millison Paul Minick & Jill Gefvert Minick Ginamarie Minimi Marion Mintzer Virginia Misiewicz Bettie Mitchell Al Mollica Alan & Shirley Molod Roger C. Montemayor John & Margaret Montgomery Brian Moore Jim Muldoon & Ray Johnson Gigi Naglak Virginia Nalencz Pamela Nelson Joan Heyne Nerenberg Claire Nevin-Field Karen Nice Etta & Chuck Nissman B Nuttall Tim O’Donovan Dave & Arline Olim Arlene Olster Carlos J. Ortiz Meg Otte Scott Parsons Shelly & Ted Partlow Bryna Paston Janette Paull Karen & Ian Peakes Robert & Leila Peck Carmen Pendleton David Penkower Daniel & Felice Perlmutter Monica Stephenson & Tara Pfeifer Jenny Pierce Rae & Ron Pinchuk Jeanne Pinkham Janet & Charles Plosser Tom & Peg Polard Dick Polman & Elise Vider Christine & Rafael Porrata-Doria Joel & Roberta Porter Pete & Juliette Pryor Kathy Putnam Linda Quam Kimberly Rehfuss Miriam Reimel George Reimer Richard & Cindy Rettig


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Sandra Spector Richard M. Squire Richard Stark Lyn & Howard Stein Lucille Stein Lyn & Howard Stein Diane G. Steinbrink Sandra Stevens Bill & Deborah Stewart Maria Sticco Holly Stichka Justin Stolte Ruth Stoolman Harry Stout Deborah & Thomas Swirsky-Sacchetti Catherine Straggas Dedo Leroy & Marsha Tabb Rob & Kelly Tannen Carl & Arlene Taraschi Tom Tauber Ellen M. Tedaldi Mariana & Simon Telfer Joel & Leah Tenenbaum Mary Teti Dorothy Thomassini Patrick Thumudo Susan Tobin Michael Trager & Sarah Loughran Gladys Treon Steven Troy Joseph & Lorraine Truitt Constance Villiers Margaret Vogelson Reuben Wade RIchard Wainstein Susan Walther Lisa Washington Joan Weiner Elizabeth Weinreb Amanda West Jennifer West Judith White Judith Widman Mindy Widman Doris A. Williams

Mickie Williams Michael Williams Therese Willis Caroline Wischmann & David Rasner Peter & Kathie Wise Caitlin Wood Liz Woy Anita Wright Kuna & Sam Yankell Michaeline Young Askold Zagars Barbara Zalkind Jimmie, Louis, Ella & Milo Diane Zilka Anita Zippert In-Kind Contributors Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia Jane Berryman, Raymond James & Associates, Inc. Chris Ertelt John Flak Photography Dave Frank & Cantina los Caballitos Bert Gottbrecht & Hatboro Beverages Graboyes Commercial Windows Terry Graboyes Philadelphia Distilling Chris Hajinian Robert J. Kratz, CPA Heather Lee Nadine Lomakin Macy’s Donal McCoy & Serrano Restaurant Andrew Nelson Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, philly.com & MediaLab Larry Rayborn Trinity Picture Framing

Foundation, Government, Coporate and Individual supporters listed are for donations made through April 12, 2013 to 1812 Productions, 1812 Outreach and The Jilline Ringle Solo Performance Program. If you see any omissions, please contact David Jadico, External Relations Director at 215-592-9560, ext 14 or dave@1812productions.org.


From our lovely subscribers... It’s been said that “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” I don’t claim to have any scientific proof to back that up, but as an educator who works in a germ factory (ie. 4th and 5th grade teacher), I can honestly say that since I started subscribing to 1812 Productions about six years ago, I haven’t had to take a sick day. You do the math. When a request came, I was more than happy to write this letter for 1812 to highlight the good work that they do. Their productions have introduced me to the talents of so many great local artists — Tony Braithwaite, Dave Jadico, Scott Greer, and, of course, the hostess with the mostess, Jen Childs. I love the repertory feel of the company that Ms. Childs has created and that we get to watch these amazing pros perform their chameleon skills from one play to the next. Like a cherished family treasure, the value of this troupe is incalculable. More importantly, it has provided me with some wonderful nights at the theater. Their signature piece, This Is The Week That Is, is always a highlight, funny and relevant. It never ceases to amaze me how brave and tuned in they have to be to write and perform musical pieces that discuss something that happened just two days ago. I think I look forward to that production the most every single year. While I always expect a good time at 1812, some shows have gone beyond and provided wonderful surprises: Suburban Love Songs was flat-out one of the most enjoyable times that I have ever spent in a theater. Watching this merry band of actors do their best to become professional dancers was not only gut-wrenchingly funny but also so incredibly brave. The fact that they was no dialogue for them to rely on made their performances even more incredible. This year’s Dave & Aaron Go To Work was a masterful work of precision. Dave is an MVP. I’ve seen him is so many shows, and he never fails to entertain. When I work with my students, I ask them to use a variety of words in their writing. As I read this letter, I notice that I am not following my own advice. I keep seeing words like funny, brave, and creative pop up time and time again. I apologize for my poor word-smithing, but 1812 is FUNNY, and sometimes it just needs to be said. I urge you to support the good work that they do by subscribing. Your funny bone will thank you later. All the best, Dan Lai 1812 Subscriber Pictured (l-r): Dan Lai and Kris Kolo Photo by John Flak


It's My Party: The Women and Comedy Project playbill  

Playbill for 1812 Productions' world premiere of "It's My Party: The Women and Comedy Project", written and directed by Jennifer Childs

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