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F r o m t h e T h e at r e On behalf of our board, staff, artists and volunteers, welcome to the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays! We are thrilled to round out our season with a six-week celebration of the most exciting and innovative voices in American playwriting. For more than four decades, Actors Theatre has championed writers by providing the resources and support necessary for them to fully realize their visions. Our commitment to full production—the most vital component of new play development—continues to make the Humana Festival a leading platform for the writer’s imagination. Every season, the Humana Festival culminates in a richly varied program of performances and launches plays with a lasting impact. Plays recently commissioned and produced by Actors Theatre in the Humana Festival have been seen by audiences far and wide. For example, Lucas Hnath’s The Christians, which premiered in the 2014 Humana Festival under the direction of Les Waters, recently was recognized on American Theatre magazine’s list of “The Top 10 Most-Produced Plays of the 2016–2017 Season.” The 2015 Humana Festival premiered The Glory of the World by Charles Mee, which had a successful transfer to BAM in New York, and Dot by Colman Domingo, which was subsequently produced at the Vineyard Theatre and named a New York Times Critics’ Pick. The Humana Festival provides an extraordinary opportunity for this city to experience new plays before they travel to stages across the nation and around the world. We are incredibly grateful for our longstanding partnership with the Humana Foundation, whose generosity has created a legacy of support for the vitality of the American theatre here in Louisville. We are also thankful to our community for its enthusiasm for new work and unwavering belief in the importance of the Festival. Additionally, we are proud to have put Louisville on the map as a premier cultural destination. The Humana Festival continues to draw local, national and international attention, attracting arts professionals and theatre enthusiasts from across the country—who not only experience Actors Theatre, but are exposed to our city’s unmatched hospitality and thriving culinary scene. In 2016, the Festival was attended by more than 34,000, with visitors from 41 states and 65 colleges and universities represented in the audience. By investing in the future of American theatre, Actors Theatre makes a significant impact not only on the national theatre repertoire, but on the economic prosperity of Louisville. We encourage you to join us in championing these new plays by spreading the word to your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors. With your advocacy, we can ensure that the theatre continues to thrive. We look forward to hosting you as we celebrate these talented playwrights and all of their remarkable creative collaborators.

Les Waters, Artistic Director

Kevin E. Moore, Managing Director

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Let ter from the underwriter A new play brings the energy of anticipation and the promise of experiencing original artistic expression. For the past 41 years, Actors Theatre of Louisville has fostered the creative birth of countless works of art through its Humana Festival of New American Plays. Never-before-seen plays—prior to their debuts on New York stages, the Hollywood screen or venues overseas—are brought to life first in this remarkable Festival. Under Les Waters’ outstanding leadership, Actors Theatre brings innovative and inspiring new works each spring to the city of Louisville and the world. Les’s keen eye for recognizing exciting new drama has helped inform American theatre—its past, present and future. We also are delighted to welcome Kevin E. Moore, the new Managing Director of Actors Theatre. We know that Les, Kevin and the talented team at Actors Theatre carefully nurture performances that find their start in what has been described as the preeminent new play festival in the country. As Actors Theatre continues its steadfast pursuit of new play development, the Humana Foundation is honored to extend our support of the award-winning Humana Festival of New American Plays and this unique partnership—the longest-running collaboration between a corporation and performing arts organization in the country. We congratulate Actors Theatre and all the talented playwrights, actors, directors and audiences who make these plays possible each year. We hope everyone enjoys this year’s Festival of provocative theatre. Sincerely,

Michael B. McCallister Chairman, Humana Foundation

Bruce D. Broussard President and Chief Executive Officer, Humana Inc. Board Member, Humana Foundation

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Les Waters Artistic Director

KEVIN E. MOORE Managing Director

41st Humana Festival of New American Plays made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation

I Now Pronounce by Tasha Gordon-Solmon directed by Stephen Brackett March 1 – April 9, 2017

THE CAST (in order of speaking) Rabbi Ray DeMattis * Eva Satomi Blair * Michelle Clea Alsip * Flower Girls Carmen Tate, Mary Charles Miller, Brylee Deuser Dave Jason Veasey * Seth Forrest Malloy * Adam Ben Graney * Nicole Alex Trow * There will be no intermission. Presented by special arrangement with The Gersh Agency. Scenic Designer William Boles † Costume Designer Kathleen Geldard † Lighting Designer Tyler Micoleau † Sound Designer Stowe Nelson † Stage Manager Katie Shade * Dramaturg Jenni Page-White Casting Paul Davis, Calleri Casting I Now Pronounce was developed at the Perry-Mansfield New Works Festival, June 2016.

The Director is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers of the United States. † Designers that are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA – 829 of the IATSE. A U D I E N C E

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Les Waters Artistic Director

KEVIN E. MOORE Managing Director

41st Humana Festival of New American Plays made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation

We’re Gonna Be Okay by Basil Kreimendahl directed by Lisa Peterson March 7 – April 9, 2017

THE CAST (in order of speaking) Efran Sam Breslin Wright * Sul Scott Drummond * Leena Kelly McAndrew * Mag Annie McNamara * Deanna Anne-Marie Trabolsi + Jake Andrew Cutler + Middle America, 1962. During the Cuban Missile Crisis. There will be one 15-minute intermission. Presented by special arrangement with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Scenic Designer Dane Laffrey † Costume Designer Jessica Pabst † Lighting Designer Brian H. Scott † Sound Designer Christian Frederickson † Stage Manager Stephen Horton * Assistant Stage Manager Jessica Kay Potter * Dramaturg Jenni Page-White Casting Erica Jensen, Calleri Casting We’re Gonna Be Okay was developed with support from the Playwrights’ Center’s Jerome Fellowship Program, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Director is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers of the United States. † Designers that are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA – 829 of the IATSE.. + Member of the Professional Training Company of Actors Theatre of Louisville. A-4

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Les Waters Artistic Director

KEVIN E. MOORE Managing Director

41st Humana Festival of New American Plays made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation

Cry it Out by Molly Smith Metzler directed by Davis McCallum March 10 – April 9, 2017

THE CAST (in order of appearance) Jessie Jessica Dickey * Lina Andrea Syglowski * Mitchell Jeff Biehl * Adrienne Liv Rooth * Jessie’s backyard in Long Island. Almost spring, but not. There will be no intermission. Presented by special arrangement with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Scenic Designer William Boles † Costume Designer Kathleen Geldard † Lighting Designer Tyler Micoleau † Sound Designer Stowe Nelson † Stage Manager Lori Doyle * Dramaturg Amy Wegener Casting Erica Jensen, Calleri Casting Cry it Out was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville.

The Director is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers of the United States. † Designers that are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA – 829 of the IATSE. A U D I E N C E

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Les Waters Artistic Director

KEVIN E. MOORE Managing Director

41st Humana Festival of New American Plays made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation

Recent Alien Abductions by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas directed by Les Waters March 17 – April 9, 2017

THE CAST (in order of speaking) Álvaro Jon Norman Schneider * Néstor Rafael Benoit * Patria Ronete Levenson * Olga Mia Katigbak * Ana Elia Monte-Brown * Beba Carmen M. Herlihy * Setting: Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Time: Twenty-three years ago and the present day. There will be no intermission. Presented by special arrangement with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Scenic Designer Dane Laffrey † Costume Designer Jessica Pabst † Lighting Designer Brian H. Scott † Sound Designer Christian Frederickson † Fight Director Ryan Bourque Production Stage Manager Paul Mills Holmes * Assistant Stage Manager Lindsay Eberly * Dramaturg Amy Wegener Casting  James Calleri & Paul Davis, Calleri Casting Recent Alien Abductions was commissioned by Playwrights Horizons with funds provided by The New York State Council on the Arts. The Director is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers of the United States. † Designers that are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA – 829 of the IATSE. A-6

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Les Waters Artistic Director

KEVIN E. MOORE Managing Director

41st Humana Festival of New American Plays made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation

Airness by Chelsea Marcantel directed by Meredith McDonough March 24 – April 9, 2017

THE CAST (in alphabetical order) Nina “The Nina” O’Neal Marinda Anderson * Announcer Matt Burns Astrid “Cannibal Queen” Anderson Angelina Impellizzeri * Ed “Shreddy Eddy” Leary Nate Miller * Mark “Facebender” Lender Lucas Papaelias * Gabe “Golden Thunder” Partridge Marc Pierre * David “D Vicious” Cooper Brian Quijada * Dirty, dingy bars across the U.S.—some small, some very large. There will be no intermission. Presented by special arrangement with ICM Partners. Scenic Designer Deb O † Costume Designer Alison Siple Lighting Designer Paul Toben † Sound Designer Lindsay Jones † Movement Director Jenny Koons Stage Manager Bekah Wachenfeld * Dramaturg Hannah Rae Montgomery Casting Paul Davis, Calleri Casting Airness owes a developmental debt of gratitude to The Juilliard School.

The Director is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers of the United States. † Designers that are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA – 829 of the IATSE. A U D I E N C E

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Les Waters Artistic Director

KEVIN E. MOORE Managing Director

41st Humana Festival of New American Plays made possible by a generous grant from the Humana Foundation

The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield by Jeff Augustin, Sarah DeLappe, Claire Kiechel and Ramiz Monsef directed by Eric Hoff created in collaboration with and performed by the Acting Apprentices of the 2016–2017 Professional Training Company March 24 – April 9, 2017

THE CAST (in alphabetical order) Carter Caldwell +, Andres Nicolas Chaves +, Andrew Cutler +, Jenn Geiger +, Abby Leigh Huffstetler +, Daniel Arthur Johnson +, Kelsey Johnson +, Elijah Jones +, Kevin Kantor +, Sam Kotansky +, Anna Lentz +, Kathiamarice Lopez +, Laakan McHardy +, Alexandra Milak +, Regan Moro +, Grace Palmer +, Jacob Sabinsky +, Anne-Marie Trabolsi + and Alice Wu + Kentucky.

The Death of Nathan Stubblefield

Henriettas

Radio Announcer – Kevin Kantor and The Ensemble

Henrietta 1 – Kelsey Johnson Henrietta 2 – Kathiamarice Lopez Henrietta 3 – Abby Leigh Huffstetler Henrietta 4 – Grace Palmer

by Sarah DeLappe

Labor to Be Heard by Jeff Augustin

Coal Miner – Andrew Cutler Reporters – Jenn Geiger, Daniel Arthur Johnson, Kevin Kantor, Sam Kotansky, Jacob Sabinsky White Garrett – Carter Caldwell American Mary – Regan Moro Garrett – Elijah Jones Bavarian Mary – Anna Lentz Ensemble – Andres Nicolas Chaves, Abby Leigh Huffstetler, Kelsey Johnson, Kathiamarice Lopez, Laakan McHardy, Alexandra Milak, Grace Palmer, Anne-Marie Trabolsi and Alice Wu A-8

by Sarah DeLappe

Thomas Edison Tries to Write a Play by Claire Kiechel

Lightbulb – Abby Leigh Huffstetler Scientist 1 – Kevin Kantor Scientist 2 – Jenn Geiger Old Woman 1 – Alexandra Milak Old Woman 2 – Grace Palmer Film Student – Sam Kotansky Telegraph Operator’s Daughter – Anne-Marie Trabolsi Edison – Daniel Arthur Johnson Robert – Jacob Sabinsky

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The Ballad of Nathan Stubblefield

Original Nathan – Carter Caldwell Mutant Nathan – Andrew Cutler Barbarian Nathan – Jacob Sabinsky Hipster Nathan – Andres Nicolas Chaves Olivia – Alexandra Milak

Nathan – Jacob Sabinsky Narrator – Daniel Arthur Johnson Chorus – The Ensemble

by Ramiz Monsef

House Josephine, Josephine Baker

Batson

by Jeff Augustin

by Ramiz Monsef in collaboration with Elijah Jones James Batson – Elijah Jones Joe Guttman – Daniel Arthur Johnson David Niehaus/Juror – Andrew Cutler Jurors – The Ensemble

I Will Survive

by Sarah DeLappe Yolanda – Alice Wu and The Ensemble

by Claire Kiechel composer Avi Amon

Arlan – Sam Kotansky Ana May Cake – Laakan McHardy C – Andres Nicolas Chaves Lady Day – Kathiamarice Lopez

tina, gena & may by Claire Kiechel

Tina – Kelsey Johnson Gena – Regan Moro May – Anne-Marie Trabolsi

The Death of Kween Nathan Stubblefield by Jeff Augustin

Kween Nathan Stubblefield – Laakan McHardy

There will be no intermission. Presented by special arrangement with Abrams Artists Agency, The Gersh Agency, ICM Partners and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. Scenic Designer William Boles † Costume Designer Alice Tavener † Lighting Designer Eric Southern † Sound Designer Stowe Nelson † Stage Manager Olivia Tymon Dramaturg Jessica Reese Production underwritten by Christina Lee Brown. The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville.

The Director is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union. + All actors are members of the Professional Training Company of Actors Theatre of Louisville. † Designers that are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA – 829 of the IATSE. A U D I E N C E

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Les Waters Artistic Director

KEVIN E. MOORE Managing Director

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The Ten-Minute Plays April 8 and 9, 2017

Home Invasion by Krista Knight directed by Eric Hoff The Cast (in order of speaking)

Ghost 1 Ghost 2 Katy Tom

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A fancy Tribeca loft. Thank you to New Georges and Serials at The Flea for catalyzing earlier iterations. Presented by special arrangement with the author.

The New Line by Will Eno directed by Les Waters The Cast (in order of speaking)

Master of Ceremonies Kate

Beth Dixon * Kathiamarice Lopez +

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Melto Man and Lady Mantis by Eric Pfeffinger directed by Eric Hoff The Cast (in order of speaking)

Melto Man Lady Mantis

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Presented by special arrangement with the author.

Scenic Designer Justin Hagovsky Costume Designer Alice Tavener † Lighting Designer Steve O’Shea † Sound Designer Christian Frederickson † Fight Director Ryan Bourque Stage Manager Stephen Horton * Assistant Stage Manager Lindsay Eberly * Dramaturg Jessica Reese

* Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers of the United States. † Designers that are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA – 829 of the IATSE + Member of the Professional Training Company of Actors Theatre of Louisville.

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Additional Humana Festival Production Credits I Now Pronounce

Medical Consultant Dance Supervisor Fight Supervisor Properties Master Production Assistant Directing Assistant Assistant Dramaturg Child Talent Guardian

Music Supervisor Dialect Coach Dance Supervisor Fight Supervisor Properties Director Directing Assistant Assistant Dramaturg

Properties Master Production Assistant Directing Assistant Assistant Dramaturg

Properties Director Properties Master Directing Assistant Assistant Dramaturg

Air Guitar Consultant Properties Master Production Assistant Directing Assistant Assistant Dramaturg

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Yvette Ramirez Ashley Thursby Eric Frantz Heather Lindert Leah V. Pye Katie Foggiano + Bryan Howard + Hannah Cava +

We’re Gonna Be Okay

John Grammer D’Arcy Smith Ashley Thursby Eric Frantz Mark Walston Lila Rachel Becker + Paige Vehlewald +

Cry it Out

Carrie Mossman Abbie Betts Lexy Leuszler Paige Vehlewald +

Recent Alien Abductions

Mark Walston Carrie Mossman Sammy Zeisel + Bryan Howard +

Airness

Matt Burns Carrie Mossman Codey Leroy Butler Lila Rachel Becker + Bryan Howard +

The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield Movement Supervisor Dance Supervisor Fight Supervisor Properties Master Directing Assistant Assistant Dramaturg

J. Christopher Age Ashley Thursby Eric Frantz Heather Lindert Sammy Zeisel + Paige Vehlewald +

The Ten-Minute Plays

Properties Director

Mark Walston

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Biographies PLAYWRIGHTS

Theater, a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop and an alumnus of New Dramatists.

Jeff Augustin’s (The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) play Cry Old Kingdom premiered at the 2013 Humana Festival, and he was a co-author of That High Lonesome Sound, part of the 2015 Humana Festival. His other plays include Little Children Dream of God at Roundabout Underground, and The Last Tiger in Haiti at La Jolla Playhouse and Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Augustin was the Shank Playwright-in-Residence at Playwrights Horizons and the inaugural Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence at Roundabout Theatre Company. He is an alumnus of the New York Theatre Workshop 2050 Fellowship; the Rita Goldberg Playwrights’ Workshop at The Lark; and The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Augustin is currently under commission from Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club and Actors Theatre of Louisville. He received his B.A. from Boston College and his M.F.A. from the University of California San Diego. Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas’ (Recent Alien Abductions) plays include Bird in the Hand at Fulcrum Theater and New Theatre (New York Times Critics’ Pick); Blind Mouth Singing at The National Asian American Theatre Company and Teatro Vista (New York Times Critics’ Pick); and Sleepwalkers at the Alliance Theatre and Area Stage (Carbonell Award for Best New Work). Awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York Foundation for the Arts (three years); Helen Merrill Playwriting Award; Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship at Princeton University; and the Robert Chesley Award. His plays are published by Playscripts, Dramatic Publishing and TDR/The Drama Review. Cortiñas is the founder of Fulcrum

Sarah DeLappe’s (The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) play The Wolves premiered Off-Broadway at The Playwrights Realm, following an engagement at New York Stage and Film, and development at Clubbed Thumb and the Great Plains Theatre Conference. The Wolves received the American Playwriting Foundation’s inaugural Relentless Award, and was a finalist for the 2016 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Yale Drama Series Prize. DeLappe is the Page One Playwright for The Playwrights Realm and was a resident artist at the Sitka Fellows Program and SPACE on Ryder Farm. An alumna of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group and the New Georges Audrey Residency, she is currently a member of Ars Nova’s Play Group and a Resident Playwright at LCT3. She is currently in the M.F.A. Playwriting program at Brooklyn College. Will Eno (The New Line) is a Residency Five Fellow at Signature Theatre. His play Gnit premiered at Actors Theatre in the 2013 Humana Festival. Additional Playwriting Credits: The Open House premiered at Signature Theatre in 2014, receiving the Obie, Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Awards. The Realistic Joneses was produced on Broadway in 2014, where it was named Best Play on Broadway by USA Today and the Guardian, and was on the New York Times’ “Best Theater of 2014” list. Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into many languages, and was made into a film starring Rainn Wilson, which Eno co-directed with Oliver Butler. Eno lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Maria Dizzia, and their daughter Albertine.

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Tasha Gordon-Solmon’s (I Now Pronounce) plays have been developed and produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville (2016 Humana Festival’s The Ten-Minute Plays, The Professional Training Company’s The Tens), Clubbed Thumb, Ars Nova, the PerryMansfield New Works Festival, Dixon Place, New Georges, INTAR Theatre and The Flea Theater. She is a recipient of the Dramatists Guild Fellowship, a lyricist in the BMI Workshop, a member of the Project Y Playwrights Group, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and an alumna of Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group and Ars Nova’s Play Group. As a director, Gordon-Solmon has worked at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Tank, The Brick, Columbia University, Studio Tisch, the New York Fringe Festival and The Fire This Time Festival. She received her M.F.A. in dramatic writing at New York University and is a proud 52nd Street Project volunteer. Claire Kiechel’s (The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) plays include Pilgrims (upcoming production at The Gift Theatre in Chicago, The Lark’s Playwrights’ Week 2016, The Kilroys’ The List 2016); Lulu Is Hungry with composer Avi Amon at Ars Nova’s ANT Fest 2016; and Some Dark Places of the Earth at The New School for Drama. Her work has been presented or developed by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Colt Coeur, Hangar Theatre, Naked Angels, the Orchard Project and Pipeline Theatre Company. Kiechel is a current member of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s group Youngblood, an alumna of The Civilians’ 2015–16 R&D Group, and a 2016 recipient of South Coast Repertory’s Elizabeth George Emerging Writers Commission. She received her B.A. from Amherst College and her M.F.A. from The New School for Drama.

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Krista Knight’s (Home Invasion) work has been produced or developed at New Georges, Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, Ars Nova, Vineyard Theatre, Page 73, the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis and San Francisco’s Playwrights Foundation, among others. Commissions: A new musical with Dave Malloy for Youth Musical Theater Company; The Berkeley Rep School of Theatre; Case Western Biomedical Engineering Department; and The Assembly. Residencies: La Napoule Art Foundation, Ucross, Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony. Fellowships: P73 Playwriting Fellow (2007) and Shank Playwriting Fellow at Vineyard Theatre (2012). Additional Credits: Knight is an alum of EST’s Youngblood, terraNOVA Collective’s Groundbreakers, Page 73’s Interstate 73 and The Civilians’ R&D Group. She is a member of the New Georges Jam and a current Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Fellow at Juilliard. Knight received her B.A. from Brown University, her M.A. from New York University in performance studies, and her M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of California San Diego. Basil Kreimendahl (We’re Gonna Be Okay) is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. Their plays have won several awards, including the Rella Lossy Playwright Award and a National Science Award at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Kreimendahl has been commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions program and by Actors Theatre of Louisville for Remix 38 (2014 Humana Festival). Their play Orange Julius was developed at the 2012 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and had its New York premiere at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in a co-production with Page 73. Kreimendahl’s plays have also been produced or developed by New York Theatre Workshop,

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American Theater Company, Victory Gardens Theater, The Lark, La Jolla Playhouse and Labyrinth Theater Company. They have been a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow and a McKnight Fellow, won an Art Meets Activism grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and will be a visiting writer at Williams College in 2017. Kreimendahl’s work has been published by Dramatic Publishing and HowlRound. They received their M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 2013. Chelsea Marcantel (Airness) is a New York City-based writer, director and collaborator. Reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, she has lived and made theatre among the tribes of the Midwest, Appalachia and the Mid-Atlantic, where she completed a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Marcantel’s plays include Everything Is Wonderful, Airness, Ladyish, Devour, Tiny Houses and The White Girl’s Guide to Joining ISIS. She is extremely interested in humans as small-group primates and what happens when the value systems of our chosen groups cease to serve us. Marcantel reads a lot of books, watches a lot of documentaries and listens to a lot of podcasts. She is an avid self-producer and an enthusiastic member of The Dramatists Guild. More information can be found at ChelseaMarcantel.com. Molly Smith Metzler’s (Cry it Out) plays include Elemeno Pea, The May Queen, Carve, Training Wisteria and Close Up Space (Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist). At Actors Theatre: Elemeno Pea (2011 Humana Festival). Regional Theatre: South Coast Repertory, the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Chautauqua Theater Company, Geva Theatre Center and City Theatre Company, among others. OffBroadway: Manhattan Theatre Club. Awards include the Lecomte du Nouy Prize from

Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center National Student Playwriting Award, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s David Mark Cohen Award and the Mark Twain Comedy Prize. Metzler is an alum of Ars Nova’s Play Group and the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages. She is currently under commission at Manhattan Theatre Club and South Coast Repertory. Television: Codes of Conduct (HBO); Casual (Hulu); Orange Is the New Black (Netflix). Metzler was educated at State University of New York Geneseo, Boston University, New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts and The Juilliard School. Ramiz Monsef (The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) is honored to be back at Actors Theatre. Monsef is the co-author of the musical The Unfortunates, which was produced at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival and American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. His newest play, 3 Farids, will be part of The Bushwick Starr Reading Series in Brooklyn this March. Monsef is an actor as well and has appeared at theatres across the country, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theatre and seven seasons at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, as well as Geffen Playhouse, The Kirk Douglas Theatre, Second Stage, Culture Project and New York Theatre Workshop. He has appeared on television in Law & Order, Training Day and The Watchlist on Comedy Central. Eric Pfeffinger (Melto Man and Lady Mantis) has previously had his work produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville in six iterations of The Tens (2006, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2016 and 2017). Regional Theatre: Geva Theatre Center. Other Theatre:

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Phoenix Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company and Imagination Stage. Additional Credits: Pfeffinger has developed new plays with PlayPenn, The Lark, Page 73, the Colorado New Play Summit and Chicago Dramatists. His plays have been published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Indie Theater Now, HowlRound and Steele Spring. Pfeffinger is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America East.

THE ACTING COMPANY Clea Alsip (Michelle— I Now Pronounce) is making her debut at Actors Theatre. Regional Theatre: Steel Magnolias and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at Bucks County Playhouse; The Killing of Sister George at Long Wharf Theatre; Clybourne Park at Dorset Theatre Festival and Barrington Stage; Lewis Black’s One Slight Hitch at George Street Playhouse and Williamstown Theatre Festival; The Show Off at Westport Country Playhouse; Brace Yourself at Berkshire Theatre Group; Six Degrees of Separation at Williamstown Theatre Festival; and The Motherf****r with the Hat at TheaterWorks Hartford. Off-Broadway: Neil LaBute’s The Way We Get By at Second Stage; 10K, What Happens in Vegas and Wide Awake Hearts at 59E59; Ping Pong at The Public Theater; Sarah Ruhl’s Stage Kiss at Playwrights Horizons; and Sex of the Baby at Access Theater. Film/Television: Billy & Billea, Boardwalk Empire, Expecto Patron, 10K, Seclusion, Hunter&Game and The Little Tin Man. Additional Credits: Alsip received her B.A. from Stanford University and her M.F.A. from New York University Graduate Acting. For more information, please visit cleaalsip.com. Marinda Anderson (Nina—Airness) is making her Actors Theatre debut. Regional Theatre: A Doll’s House at Huntington Theater Company; Three Sisters at Playmaker’s A-16

Repertory Theatre; Fairfield and Carol for Cleveland at the Cleveland Playhouse; Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill (Berkshire Theatre Awards Nominee for Outstanding Performance by a female actor) and Intimate Apparel at Dorset Theatre; Love’s Labour’s Lost at Chautauqua Theatre; Hair, The Laramie Project and Doubt at Perseverance Theatre; and The Bikinis at the Long Wharf Theatre. International Theatre: Sundance Theatre Lab MENA 2016 held in Morocco. Off-Broadway: A Life and Far From Heaven at Playwrights Horizons; Every Good Girl at Walkerspace; Sex of the Baby at Access Theatre; Macbeth at Lincoln Center Interactive Theatre; Obamaology at the Juilliard School; and “The Devine One”: Sassy Swings Tokyo, her solo show about Sarah Vaughan, at La MaMa Theatre. Television: Credits include Horace and Pete (Louisck.net) and Gotham (FOX). Additional Credits: Anderson holds a B.F.A. in musical theatre from Howard University and an M.F.A. from the New York University Graduate Acting Program. For more information, please visit Marindaanderson.com. Rafael Benoit (Néstor— Recent Alien Abductions) is making his Actors Theatre debut. Off-Off Broadway: Tala Kyoung’s Pacific Beat at HERE; Clear Cold Place at the Secret Theater; Decompression at the Kraine Theatre; and My Artichoke Heart at Theatre for the New City. Film: Humor Me (co-star: Fugitive Films/Spitting Cobra Films). Television: Law & Order: SVU (guest star: NBC/Universal Television); Gotham (co-star: FOX); The Mysteries of Laura (co-star: NBC); Unforgettable (co-star: CBS); Broad City (costar: Comedy Central); Blue Bloods (co-star: CBS); and Luke Cage (co-star: Netflix/Marvel Studios). Additional Credits: Benoit received his B.A. from Hofstra University and M.F.A. from Columbia University. He is a recipient of the Shubert Presidential Fellowship and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

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Jeff Biehl (Mitchell—Cry it Out) is happy to be back at the Humana Festival after appearing in last year’s Wellesley Girl by Brendan Pelsue. Regional Theatre: Sarah Ruhl’s Scenes from Court Life and Jen Silverman’s The Moors at Yale Repertory Theatre; Three Sisters at American Repertory Theater and the Edinburgh International Festival; also, shows with South Coast Repertory, Shakespeare Theater, Long Wharf Theatre and Westport Country Playhouse. Broadway: Machinal at Roundabout Theatre Company. Off-Broadway: Lloyd Suh’s Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery with The National Asian American Theatre Company; Anne Washburn’s 10 out of 12 at Soho Rep.; David Ives’ Lives of the Saints and Theresa Rebeck’s Poor Behavior at Primary Stages; Lucas Hnath’s Isaac’s Eye at Ensemble Studio Theatre; Thomas Bradshaw’s Fulfillment at The Flea Theater; Burning with The New Group; and A Lecture on the Blues at the Whitney Museum. Film: Ragnar Brovik in the Jonathan Demme film of Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory’s A Master Builder; Ricki and the Flash. Television: The Path, Vinyl, Mysteries of Laura, Forever, Southland, several episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: SVU and Law & Order. Training: Juilliard. Satomi Blair (Eva—I Now Pronounce) Regional Theatre: Gloria at Dallas Theater Center; Seminar at WHAT; Good Men Wanted* at Arena Stage; Land O’Fire* at JCTC. OffBroadway: Kentucky* at Ensemble Studio Theatre; She Kills Monsters* (Vampire Cowboys), These Seven Sicknesses* and American Sexy* at The Flea Theater (former company member). Television: Rescue Me (FX), Gurland Vs. Gurland (Showtime). Additional Credits: Satomi attended Fordham University at Lincoln Center. She is the founder of 4Hawk Productions; Starring Austin Pendleton,

a documentary film (Executive Producer). *World/NYC Premiere Matt Burns (Announcer— Airness) has been a participant in the 2011 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, 2016 World Air Guitar Champion. He has also been the four-time reigning United States Air Guitar Champion, and is a member of the Project Ivy Tuna improv group. Ray DeMattis (Rabbi— I Now Pronounce) performed in the inaugural season of Actors Theatre and is thrilled to be back. Regional Theatre: Geva Theatre Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Two River Theater, Cleveland Play House and others. Broadway: Fiorello!, Little Shop Of Horrors, City of Angels, Zoya’s Apartment and the original Grease. Off-Broadway: Streets of New York, Enter Laughing—The Musical, Talk Radio, Tamara, Flora The Red Menace, among others. Television: Brain Dead, The Sopranos, Law & Order (nine principal guest appearances), three of Bill Cosby’s series and Everwood. Film: It Runs In The Family, Untitled, Family Business, Fatherhood and Brewster’s Millions. Additional Credits: In 2015, the Hamden Education Foundation honored him as a distinguished alumnus in the arts, and producer Chip DeFaa instituted an award in his name to be bestowed on outstanding young talents. He served as founding artistic director at the National Theatre Workshop of the Handicapped, for which he received the Timmy Award.

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Pageant Ever, Willy Wonka and Miracle on 34th Street at Clarksville Little Theatre; Aladdin at Madison High School; The Wizard of Oz at RiverStage. Additional Credits: Deuser is a third grader at Pope John Elementary School. Jessica Dickey (Jessie— Cry it Out) is making her Humana Festival debut. Select credits—Broadway: Wit at Manhattan Theatre Club. Off-Broadway: Pocatello at Playwrights Horizons; Hit The Wall at Barrow Street Theatre; The Amish Project at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Cherry Lane Theatre; Miss Lilly Gets Boned with Studio 42; and The Fourposter with Keen. Regional Theatre: The Amish Project at the Guthrie Theater; Mr. Wolf at Cleveland Play House; Proof at McCarter Theatre Center; and The Cherry Orchard at Huntington Theatre Company. Television: Currently recurring on Homeland; also—Shades of Blue; The Big C; Law & Order; and Amish Grace. Select Playwriting: The Amish Project and Charles Ives Take Me Home at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; Row After Row at Women’s Project Theater; and The Guard at Ford’s Theatre and Steppenwolf (upcoming). Affiliations: Member of New Dramatists, Actors Equity and SAG/AFTRA. Beth Dixon (The Master of Ceremonies—The New Line) Broadway: Major Barbara, Wrong Mountain, Royal Family (u/s Rosemary Harris). Lincoln Center: City of Conversation (Drama Desk and Lortel Nominee). Off-Broadway: Rapture, Blister, Burn; Wings, Vieux Carre, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Mary Stuart, Endpapers, Therese Raquin, Booth is Back, America Dreaming, Unbound, The Grille Room. Regional Theatre: 4000 Miles at Philadelphia Theatre Company (Barrymore Nomination); Three Tall Women, Tartuffe, All My Sons, The Grapes of Wrath, The Glass Menagerie, Vincent in Brixton, The Constant A-18

Wife, Fuddy Meers and King Lear, among others. Film: Non-Stop, Infinitely Polar Bear, Off-Ramp, Ballad of the Sad Café and Dark Tides. Television: Storm of the Century, Queen, Home Improvement, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Game Change, Zero Hour, Black List, Mozart in The Jungle and The Good Wife. Scott Drummond (Sul— We’re Gonna Be Okay) is making his Actors Theatre debut. Regional Theatre: Hollywood and Mother Courage at La Jolla Playhouse; Buyer and Cellar at Seattle Repertory Theatre; Bedroom Farce at Westport Country Playhouse; Other Desert Cities and Well at Arena Stage; One Slight Hitch and Twelve Angry Men at George Street Playhouse; Pride and Prejudice at South Coast Repertory; Absurd Person Singular at Two River Theater; Williamstown Theatre Festival; Barrington Stage Company; and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center (six seasons). Broadway: Machinal at Roundabout Theatre Company. Off-Broadway: A Perfect Future at Cherry Lane Theatre and Hamlet at Theatre for a New Audience. Other New York: Labyrinth, The New Group, New York Theatre Workshop and The Play Company. Film: Sisters and Not Fade Away. Television: House of Cards (Netflix); Divorce (HBO); Unforgettable (CBS); Boardwalk Empire (HBO); Black Jack (pilot, Comedy Central); All My Children. Training: Drummond received his M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego/La Jolla Playhouse and his B.F.A. at Southern Methodist University. Ben Graney (Adam— I Now Pronounce) is making his Actors Theatre debut. Regional Theatre: Disgraced at Philadelphia Theatre Company; The Heidi Chronicles and Postcards from Earth at the Guthrie Theater; Be a Good Little Widow at The Old Globe; Twelfth Night and Youth Ink! at

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McCarter Theatre Center; and The Cherry Orchard and Twelfth Night at Chautauqua Theater Company. Broadway: War Horse at Lincoln Center Theater and The Heidi Chronicles. Off-Broadway: When the Rain Stops Falling at Lincoln Center Theater; and Game Play and The Netflix Plays at Ars Nova. Other New York Theatre: From The Miraculous (writer, director and performer—Studio Tisch and in residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm) and Paper Dolls at Sundance Theatre Lab. Film: Impossible Monsters (upcoming), Canto and Ama at Sea. Television: Billions and Unscripted. Training: Graney received his M.F.A. from New York University Graduate Acting, and his B.A. from California State University, Long Beach. He is a proud member of the The Actors Center. For more information, please visit bengraney.com. Carmen M. Herlihy (Beba—Recent Alien Abductions) Regional Theatre: Center Stage, Hartford Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, McCarter Theatre Center and the Mark Taper Forum. New York Theatre: Kingdom Come at Roundabout Theatre Company, The Tomb of King Tot and Five Genocides at Clubbed Thumb, Doctor Faustus at Classic Stage, Bachelorette at Second Stage, Buffalo Gal at Primary Stages, crooked at Women’s Project Theater (Lucille Lortel Nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress), The Piano Teacher at Vineyard Theatre, The Thugs at Soho Rep., columbinus at New York Theatre Workshop (Drama League Nomination for Ensemble) and The House of Bernarda Alba at The National Asian American Theatre Company. TV: The Unusuals (ABC), Cold Case (CBS) and Six Degrees (ABC). Film: The Trouble with Cali, The Switch, The Rebound, Two Lovers, Burn After Reading, Morning Glory, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and My First Kiss and the People Involved. Training: Herlihy was trained at New York University Tisch, ETW Amsterdam, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and The Public Theater Shakespeare Lab.

Angelina Impellizzeri (Cannibal Queen—Airness) is thrilled to make her Actors Theatre debut here in Louisville. Television: CBS’s Elementary. Additional Credits: Angelina is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School, where favorite credits include Macbeth, Rabbit Hole, Dancing at Lughnasa and Wild Blue. She also received training at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York. Angelina is the recipient of the John Houseman Prize. Mia Katigbak (Olga— Recent Alien Abductions) is making her Actors Theatre debut in the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays. Regional Theatre: I Remember Mama at Two River Theater, After A Hundred Years at the Guthrie Theater, Cocktail at Swine Palace and McTeague at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Off-Broadway: Awake and Sing! at The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO, OBIE Award), Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band at Ma-Yi Theater Company, I’ll Never Love Again at The Bushwick Starr, Dear Elizabeth at Women’s Project Theater, Scenes From a Marriage at New York Theatre Workshop, The Good Person of Szechwan at The Public Theater and The Foundry, as well as work with Target Margin Theater, New Georges, Soho Rep., Clubbed Thumb, Ensemble Studio Theatre and NAATCO. Additional Credits: Katigbak received a Lilly Award for Trailblazing and a 2017 Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship. She is the Artistic Producing Director and co-founder of NAATCO (2016 OBIE’s Ross Wetzsteon Award) and Founding Director and first Board President of CAATA (Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists). She received her B.A. from Barnard College and her M.A. from Columbia University.

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Ronete Levenson (Patria— Recent Alien Abductions) Regional Theatre: Our Town at The Broad Stage (with Helen Hunt); Hands at Sundance Theatre Lab; Bus Stop at Huntington Theatre Company; Circle Mirror Transformation at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Untitled Worlds Fair Project at Sundance Institute Theatre; August: Osage County at The Old Globe (dir. Sam Gold); and Argonautika at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre and McCarter Theatre Center (dir. Mary Zimmerman). Off-Broadway: Lascivious Something at Women’s Project Theater, Our Town at Barrow Street Theatre (with David Cromer), What Once We Felt at LCT3, Origin Story at The Public Theater, Blood Play at The Bushwick Starr, Named at Rising Phoenix Rep (Cino Night Series) and Stunning at New York Theatre Workshop. Television/ Film: House of Lies (SHOWTIME—recurring), Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Guiding Light, Possible Side Effects (Showtime pilot, dir. Tim Robbins), Taking Woodstock (dir. Ang Lee). Additional Credits: Levenson received the IRNE award for Best Supporting Actress. She was the director and score composer for Life Through a Lens (LA Reel Film Festival Award— best short documentary). She received her B.A. (environmental science) from Bard College. Levenson is a musician and surfer. Forrest Malloy (Seth— I Now Pronounce) OffBroadway: Troilus and Cressida (Menelaus) at The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. Additional Credits: Landscape of the Body (Holahan), God of Carnage (Michael), Antony and Cleopatra (Antony), Three Sisters (Andre), among others at The Juilliard School. Training: Malloy received his B.F.A. from Pace University and his M.F.A. from Juilliard, Group 45. He is a recipient of the 2016 Laura Pels Prize in Acting and an Alan D. Marks Career Advancement Fellowship. A-20

Kelly McAndrew (Leena— We’re Gonna Be Okay) was at last year’s Humana Festival in Brendan Pelsue’s Wellesley Girl. Regional Theatre: Yale Repertory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, Arena Stage, City Theatre, Dorset Theatre Festival and Pittsburgh Public. Recent New York Theatre: Men on Boats at Playwrights Horizons, Perfect Arrangement at Primary Stages, Abundance at The Actors Company Theatre, Almost, Maine at Transport Group and Good Television at Atlantic Theater Company. Broadway: Maggie the Cat and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Off-Broadway: Still Life at MCC Theater, The Cataract at Women’s Project Theater, Book of Days at Signature Theatre. Television: Orange Is the New Black (recurring), House of Cards, Elementary, Law & Order: SVU, Smash, Law & Order and Gossip Girl. Film: When the Moon Was Twice as Big (filming), Appropriate Behavior (Sundance 2014), In the Family (2011 SPIRIT nomination), Everybody’s Fine (with Robert DeNiro) and Superheroes. Training: McAndrew attended the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She is a member of The Actors Company Theatre. Annie McNamara (Mag— We’re Gonna Be Okay) is making her Actors Theatre debut. Regional Theatre: Rapture, Blister, Burn at Huntington Theatre Company; The Flea & The Professor at Arden Theatre Company. Off-Broadway: Iow@ at Playwrights Horizons (Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical); Gatz at The Public Theater; The Sound and The Fury at New York Theatre Workshop; A Map of Virtue (13P); That Pretty Pretty; or, The Rape Play at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; God’s Ear (New Georges). Film: Blue Jasmine. Television: The Knick and Mozart in the Jungle. Additional Credits: With Clubbed Thumb, where she is an affiliated artist: The Tomb of King Tot; 41-derful; Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake; U.S. Drag. She

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has also toured nationally and internationally with Elevator Repair Service. Mary Charles Miller (Flower Girl—I Now Pronounce) is blessed and honored to be a part of this wonderful cast. At Actors Theatre: Our Town, Dracula and Macbeth. Other credits include an upcoming movie entitled The Ghost Beyond. She loves animals, volunteering and living green. Nate Miller (Shreddy Eddy—Airness) is an actor/ producer and a founding member/producing director of Lesser America. At Actors Theatre: Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), True West (Austin) and This Random World (Tim). Regional Theatre: Curse of the Starving Class (Wesley), Tiger Style (Customs Guy) and The May Queen (Mike). Off-Broadway: Of Good Stock (Hunter) and Ripcord (Scotty) at Manhattan Theatre Club; Wyoming (Grant) at Lesser America; Love and Information at New York Theatre Workshop; and Peter and the Starcatcher (Ted). Film/Television: The Good Wife (CBS), Us & Them (FOX) and Another Kind (Vicart Ent.). Education: Marquette University. Training: Juilliard (Group 39). More information is available at iamnatemiller.com. Elia Monte-Brown (Ana— Recent Alien Abductions) Theatre Credits: Between Riverside and Crazy at A Contemporary Theatre; The Pits and Loving v. Virginia at Williamstown Theatre Festival; Everything Is Ours at Colt Coeur; Sonnets for an Old Century at Bank Street Theatre; As You Like It, Hedda Gabler, Richard II and Vieux Carré at Yale School of Drama; and October in the Chair and Other Fragile Things and Old Sound Room Lear at Old Sound Room. Film/Television: The Affair, The Following, Person of Interest, Madam Secretary, Elementary, Fort Tilden,

Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn, Law and Order: SVU and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Additional Credits: Monte-Brown went to Yale School of Drama, where she received her M.F.A. in 2014. Lucas Papaelias (Facebender—Airness) At Actors Theatre: Slasher (2009 Humana Festival). Regional Theatre: These Paper Bullets at the Geffen and Yale Rep; Pyramidica at Vineyard Arts Project; Once at American Repertory Theater; American Buffalo and Lobby Hero at Geva Theatre Center; and Dead End at Huntington Theatre Company. Broadway: Once, Cyrano De Bergerac. OffBroadway: These Paper Bullets at Atlantic Theater Company; Once at New York Theatre Workshop; Jack’s Precious Moment at Page73 and 59E59; Essential Self-Defense at Playwrights Horizons; Romeo & Juliet at Delacorte Theater with The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park; and Cellini at Second Stage. Film/ Television: Credits include School Of Rock, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Law & Order and most recently The Knick. Marc Pierre (Golden Thunder—Airness) is thrilled to make his Actors Theatre debut. Regional Theatre: When January Feels Like Summer at Central Square Theater; Peter and the Starcatcher at Lyric Stage Company; Milk Like Sugar at Huntington Theatre Company; The Flick at Gloucester Stage; Romeo and Juliet and King Lear at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company; I am a Camera at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater; and Great Expectations and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at New Repertory Theatre. Off-Broadway: Line at 13th Street Repertory Company. Film: Twelve (Radar Pictures). Additional Credits: Pierre received his B.F.A. at Emerson College. He is a recipient of the Isabel Sanford Scholarship and Emerson College’s Acting Area Award.

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Brian Quijada (D Vicious— Airness) happily returns to Actors Theatre’s Humana Festival after playing Vic Vicious in Idris Goodwin’s How We Got On. Most recently Quijada was seen performing in a run of his award-winning solo show, Where Did We Sit on the Bus? at Boise Contemporary Theater. Regional Theatre: Beat Generation by Jack Kerouac at Merrimack Repertory Theatre; No More Sad Things by Hansol Jung at Boise Contemporary Theater; The Solid Sand Below by Martin Zimmerman, Orange Julius by Basil Kreimendahl and Hype Hero by Dominic Taylor at the Eugene O’Neill Center’s National Playwrights Conference; and Where Did We Sit on the Bus? at Teatro Vista (Jeff Awards for Solo Performance and Sound Design). Off-Broadway: My Mañana Comes by Elizabeth Irwin at Playwrights Realm and Where Did We Sit on the Bus? at Ensemble Studio Theatre. TV: Blue Bloods and Manhattan Love Story. Liv Rooth (Adrienne—Cry it Out) Regional Theatre: Other People’s Money at Long Wharf Theatre; Nora, Suddenly Last Summer and Loot at Westport Country Playhouse; Venus In Fur at Hartford TheaterWorks; Noises Off at Hartford Stage; Surf Report at La Jolla Playhouse; Boeing-Boeing at The Old Globe and Dorset Theatre Festival; and Much Ado About Nothing at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Broadway: Venus In Fur, Born Yesterday and Is He Dead? Off-Broadway: Nice Girl at Labyrinth; Lives of the Saints and All in the Timing at Primary Stages; Blood and Gifts at Lincoln Center; Desire and Jane Eyre at The Acting Company; Beyond Therapy at The Actors Company Theatre; Wife to James Whelan at Mint Theater Company; and Women Beware Women at Red Bull Theater. Film/Television: The Bleeder, The Good Wife, Person Of Interest, Elementary, Hank Boyd Is Dead and The Wrong Girl. Training: Rooth received her M.F.A. from New York University Graduate Acting (Marcia Gay Harden Scholarship) and her B.A. from Dartmouth. A-22

Jon Norman Schneider (Álvaro—Recent Alien Abductions) is thrilled to be returning to Actors Theatre, where he last appeared in A. Rey Pamatmat’s Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them. Regional Theatre: Tiger Style! at Huntington Theatre Company and the Alliance Theatre; tokyo fish story at The Old Globe; The White Snake at The Old Globe, Goodman Theatre and McCarter Theatre Center; and Durango at Long Wharf Theatre. Off-Broadway: Awake and Sing! at The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO)/The Public Theater; The Oldest Boy at Lincoln Center; City Of at Playwrights Realm; Queens Boulevard (the musical) at Signature Theatre; Durango at The Public Theater, among others. Other Theatre: Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas’ Blind Mouth Singing with NAATCO, Paper Dolls at London’s Tricycle Theatre, A Map of Virtue at 13P, American Hwangap at Magic Theatre and Citizen 13559: the Journal of Ben Uchida at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Film: The Girl in the Book, The Normals, The Rebound and HBO’s Angel Rodriguez. Television: Jessica Jones, Veep, The Electric Company, 30 Rock and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Andrea Syglowski (Lina— Cry it Out) previously appeared at the Huntington Theatre Company in A Doll’s House and Venus in Fur, for which she won an Elliot Norton Award and the IRNE Award for Best Actress. Regional Theatre: The May Queen at PlayMakers Repertory Company; Dear Elizabeth at Dorset Theatre Festival; The Nest at Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Of Good Stock at South Coast Repertory; A Flea in Her Ear, Bully to You, Schmoozy Togetherness and White Trash Anthem at Williamstown Theatre Festival; Three Sisters, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Elijah and Carve at Chautauqua Theater Company; and Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare at the Manor. New York Credits: Queens at Women’s Project

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Theater: Pipeline Festival, Asking for Trouble at Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Walk Through at Slant Theatre Project. Television: How to Get Away with Murder, Elementary and The Good Wife. Additional Credits: Syglowski is a graduate of the University of Southern California and The Juilliard School, where she was the recipient of the Robin Williams Scholarship. She is a proud member of Actors Equity and the Screen Actors Guild. Carmen Tate (Flower Girl—I Now Pronounce) is excited to make her debut with Actors Theatre. Regional Theatre: Beauty and the Beast and White Christmas at Derby Dinner Playhouse. Other Theatre: Christmas in Candyland, Snoopy and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown at Folsom Academy for the Arts; Annie and Lion King, Jr. at Stopher Elementary. Alex Trow (Nicole—I Now Pronounce) is thrilled to be making her Actors Theatre debut. Regional Theatre: Owners at Yale Repertory Theatre and Mad Love at Northern Stage. OffBroadway: London Wall at Mint Theater Company and Straight at Theatre Row. Television/Web: CBS’s Blue Bloods; Twenty Five and Cooking for One with the Crying Chef. Additional Credits: Trow received her B.A. from Yale College and her M.F.A. from the Yale School of Drama. Her play Flamingo was the winner of Sanguine Theatre Company’s Project Playwright and was produced at the IRT Theater in New York. She received the Women in Film Award at the 2016 NYTVFest for her web series Inappropriate Jane Austen. Jason Veasey (Dave— I Now Pronounce) is very happy to be here! At Actors Theatre: Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol. Other Theatre: The Lion King (Broadway and National

Tour), Broadway Bounty Hunter at Barrington Stage Company, For the Last Time at Theatre Row, Peter and the Starcatcher at Virginia Stage Company and Five Guys Named Moe at Pioneer Theatre Company. Sam Breslin Wright (Efran—We’re Gonna Be Okay) Regional Theatre: Three Sisters at Yale Repertory Theatre and Berkeley Repertory Theatre; two seasons at the Old Globe; and nine seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Broadway: Macbeth. Selected New York Theatre: Mr. Burns, a post-electric play at Playwrights Horizons, The Temperamentals (Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Ensemble), Paris Commune at The Public Theater, BAM/The Civilians, Vendetta Chrome, Clown Bar and A Solitary Man. Film/Television: Elementary, The Break, Diary of a Teenage Jesus Jerk, Black Box, The Beaver, Disposal, Dead Birds, Happy Hour, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Rescue Me and Out of Order. Additional Credits: Wright received his M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego. He also holds a certificate LAMDA and is an Associate Artist with The Civilians.

DIRECTORS Stephen Brackett (I Now Pronounce) Regional Theatre: Philip Dawkins’ Le Switch at About Face Theatre; Joe Tracz and Joe Iconis’ Be More Chill at Two River Theater; and David West Read’s The Great Pretender at TheatreWorks, Silicon Valley. Off-Broadway: Caroline McGraw’s Ultimate Beauty Bible at Page 73 Productions; Jacob Yandura and Rebekah Greer Melocik’s Wringer at New York City Children’s Theater; Bixby Elliot’s Sommerfugl at InViolet Theater Company; Jonathan Tolins’ Buyer & Cellar at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Barrow Street Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse, national tour and London’s Menier Chocolate Factory; Anton Dudley’s City Of at Playwrights Realm; Lucas Kavner’s Carnival Kids at Lesser America;

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The Lightning Thief at Theatreworks USA; Ken Urban’s The Correspondent at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; Chad Beckim’s After at Partial Comfort Productions; Dan Fishback’s The Material World at Dixon Place; Bekah Brunstetter’s Be A Good Little Widow at Ars Nova; and The Tenant at Woodshed Collective. Eric Hoff (The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield, Home Invasion, Melto Man and Lady Mantis) Here at Actors Theatre, Hoff was the dramaturg for Pig Iron Theatre Company’s I Promised Myself to Live Faster (2015 Humana Festival). Off-Broadway, he directed Hit the Wall at Barrow Street Theatre, When We Met, and About a Woman Named Sarah by Lucas Hnath. Directing credits in Chicago include Hit the Wall, The Skriker, WHAT’S THE T?, The Life and Death of Madam Barker, The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, Shelley Duvall’s Women Under The Influence Theatre, and (a)Symmetry Cycle by Chelsea Marcantel. He is the creator and producer of REVIVAL at Chicago’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. He lives in Los Angeles, where he directed Paula Vesala’s Monsters We Imagined. This spring: Eva Anderson’s interactive EDM thriller, Amos. Davis McCallum (Cry it Out) is delighted to be back at the Humana Festival, where he directed Molly Smith Metzler’s Elemeno Pea in 2011. Recent Off-Broadway credits include The Harvest (Lincoln Center), Stupid F***ing Bird (The Pearl), Fashions for Men (Mint Theater Company; Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Nominations for Best Revival); Pocatello (Playwrights Horizons), The Whale (Playwrights Horizons; Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play; Calloway Nomination for Best Director), Water by the Spoonful (Second Stage; Pulitzer Prize for Drama); February House (The Public Theater); and London Wall (Mint Theater Company; Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominations for Best Revival). Regional credits include the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas Theater Center, The Old Globe, the Guthrie Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and Williamstown Theatre Festival, among others. He is the Artistic A-24

Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival in Garrison, N.Y., and recently directed The Winter’s Tale and Measure for Measure for the company. Meredith McDonough (Airness) is the associate artistic director at Actors Theatre, where she’s directed Circle Mirror Transformation, Peter and the Starcatcher, This Random World, Dot, The Last Five Years, Noises Off, The Whipping Man, brownsville song (b-side for tray) and The Delling Shore. Previously, McDonough was the director of new works at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, California, where she directed the world premiere musical Triangle, as well as Upright Grand, Auctioning the Ainsleys, Silent Sky, Now Circa Then, [title of show] and Opus (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards: Best Director and Best Production). Other San Francisco credits include the premiere of Miss Bennett—Christmas at Pemberley and A Steady Rain at Marin Theatre Company, and The Lily’s Revenge and Another Way Home at Magic Theatre. Regionally, favorites include the U.S. premiere of NSFW, Fair Use (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Eurydice (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Book Club Play (Dallas Theater Center) and the Washington, D.C. premiere of the musical Summer of ’42. In New York City, McDonough has developed work with Roundabout Theatre Company, Atlantic Theater Company, Keen Company and Ars Nova. She was the associate artistic director of The Orchard Project, was the new works director for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre, and currently serves on the board of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. McDonough received her B.S. from Northwestern University and her M.F.A. from University of California, San Diego. Lisa Peterson (We’re Gonna Be Okay) At Actors Theatre: The Glass Menagerie, Description Beggared; or the Allegory of WHITENESS, Slavs! (Thinking About the Longstanding Problems of Virtue and Happiness), July 7, 1994, The Batting Cage and Tough Choices for a New Century. Regional Theatre: It Can’t Happen Here, Antony and

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DESIGNERS William Boles (Scenic Designer—I Now Pronounce, Cry it Out, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) is a Chicago-based scenic designer. Chicago: Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Second City, Lyric Opera, Victory Gardens Theater, The Hypocrites (Community Member), American Theater Company, Timeline, A Red Orchid Theatre, About Face Theatre (Associate Artist), Chicago Children’s Theatre, Sideshow Theatre Company (Associate Artist), Steep Theatre Company, Step Up Productions (Jeffnominated design for Barefoot in the Park), First Floor Theater, Opera Northwestern. Regional Theatre: Children’s Theatre Company, Wolf Trap Opera, Minnesota Opera, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Arizona Broadway Theatre. International: Stockholm Vocal Academy and Opera Siam in Bangkok. Boles has assisted on Broadway productions including: Scandalous (Designer—Walt Spangler) and Of Mice and Men, This Is Our Youth and Fish in the Dark (Designer—Todd Rosenthal). Upcoming productions include The Sneetches at Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis and King of the Yees by Lauren Yee at Goodman Theatre. M.F.A., Northwestern. See more of Boles’ work at williambolesdesign.com. Christian Frederickson (Sound Designer— We’re Gonna Be Okay, Recent Alien Abductions, The Ten-Minute Plays) is a violist, composer and sound designer living in New York, and is delighted to return to Actors for another Humana Festival. At Actors Theatre: Macbeth, Wondrous Strange, This Random World, Residence, Seven Guitars, The Glory of the World, Dot, At the Vanishing Point, Steel Hammer, True West, Romeo and Juliet, The Edge of Our Bodies and The Tempest. Off-Broadway: Custodians of Beauty at New York Live Arts; The Glory of the World, Steel Hammer, Trojan Women and The Master Builder at BAM; The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois at Atlantic Stage 2. Additional Credits: Frederickson is a founding member of the Louisville bands Rachel’s and The Young Scamels and is a graduate of The Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School.

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Kathleen Geldard (Costume Designer—I Now Pronounce, Cry it Out) At Actors Theatre: Circle Mirror Transformation; Residence and This Random World (2016 Humana Festival); Peter and the Starcatcher; The Roommate and I Will Be Gone (2015 Humana Festival). Regional Theatre: Little Shop of Horrors at Portland Center Stage; All the Roads Home and Mad River Rising at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; The Year of Magical Thinking at Arena Stage; A Raisin in the Sun, Invisible Man and Ruined at Huntington Theatre Company; Kid Victory (world premiere), Brother Russia, Really Really, The Boy Detective Fails (world premiere), Walter Cronkite Is Dead (world premiere), Chess and Les Misérables at Signature Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Center Stage; Studio Theatre; The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; Florida Studio Theatre; Round House Theatre; Imagination Stage; Folger Theatre; Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse; Children’s Theatre of Charlotte; Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. Awards: 2012 Bay Area Critics Circle Nomination for Ruined, Berkeley Repertory Theatre; 2012 IRNE Nomination for Ruined, Huntington Theatre Company; 2009 Helen Hayes Nomination for The Neverending Story, Imagination Stage; named Artistic Associate for Signature Theatre, 2011. Justin Hagovsky (Scenic Designer—The Ten-Minute Plays) is in his 11th season at Actors Theatre, serving in various positions with the scenic department. For the past four years, he has been the technical director for Actors Theatre, based out of the Paul Owen Production Studio. Hagovsky graduated from the theatre program at The Ohio State University with a focus on technical theatre. Since undergrad, he has worked at various other theatres, from Totem Pole Playhouse summer stock in Fayetteville, Pa., to Carolina Ballet in Raleigh, N.C. Hagovsky is thrilled and humbled to be back designing The Ten-Minute Plays in the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Lindsay Jones (Sound Designer—Airness) At Actors Theatre: Circle Mirror Transformation, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Last Five Years, A-26

The Grown-Up, Partners, Remix 38 and Memory House. Regional Theatre: The Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, the Alliance Theatre, Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Arena Stage, Lookingglass Theatre Company and many others. Broadway: Bronx Bombers and A Time to Kill. Off-Broadway: Privacy, Dry Powder and Barbecue at The Public Theater; Bootycandy at Playwrights Horizons; Mr. Joy with LCT3; Through the Night at Union Square and Westside Theatres; The Burnt Part Boys at Playwrights Horizons and Vineyard Theatre; Top Secret at New York Theatre Workshop; Rx at Primary Stages; and many others. Awards: Seven Joseph Jefferson Awards and 24 nominations; two Ovation Awards and three nominations; LA Drama Critics Circle Award; two ASCAP Plus Awards; three Drama Desk Award nominations; two Helen Hayes Award nominations and two Barrymore Award nominations; and many others. Film Scoring: Magnolia Pictures’ The Brass Teapot and HBO Films’ A Note of Triumph (2006 Academy Award, Best Documentary). For more information, visit lindsayjones.com. Dane Laffrey (Scenic Designer—We’re Gonna Be Okay, Recent Alien Abductions) At Actors Theatre: Circle Mirror Transformation, 4000 Miles, Dot, The Glory of the World, The Last Five Years, The Christians, brownsville song (b-side for tray), The Ten-Minute Plays (2014 and 2015 Humana Festivals). Regional Theatre: Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe, South Coast Repertory, Huntington Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Denver Center Theatre Company, Center Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Studio Theatre, Deaf West, New York Stage and Film, Signature Theatre, Yale Opera, Two River Theater and others. Broadway: Set design for Fool for Love, set and costume design for Deaf West’s Spring Awakening. OffBroadway and Other New York Theatre: Set and/or costumes for Rancho Viejo, Indian Summer, The Christians and Iowa at

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Theatre: The 39 Steps and 4000 Miles. Regional Theatre: The Book of Will at Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Macbeth, Measure for Measure and An Iliad at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival; Clarkston at Dallas Theater Center. New York Theatre: The Skin of Our Teeth at Theatre for a New Audience; The Wolves with Playwrights Realm; Miles for Mary, The Essential Straight & Narrow and Samuel & Alasdair with The Mad Ones; Small Mouth Sounds at Ars Nova; Indian Summer at Playwrights Horizons; Iphigenia in Aulis at Classic Stage Company; The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek and The Wayside Motor Inn at Signature Theatre; and Buyer & Cellar at Barrow Street Theatre. Additional Credits: Nelson is a proud member of USA 829 and Wingspace Theatrical Design. For more information, please see wingspace.com/stowe. Deb O (Scenic Designer—Airness) has designed sets for Selkie at Z Space; Thieves at El Portal Theatre; Sweeney Todd at Perseverance Theatre; A Christmas Carol and Middletown at Trinity Repertory Company; Light: A Dark Comedy at New Victory Theater; Rite of Spring at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts; The Nature of Captivity at Mabou Mines; Salsalandia at La Jolla Playhouse; Savannah Disputation at The Old Globe; Jihad the Musical at Edinburgh Festival Fringe; and The Mistakes Madeline Made at Yale Repertory Theatre. O has been the environmental designer for Chekhov at Lake Lucille since 2007. She is a member of Wingspace and a co-artistic director of ARTBARN. She received her M.F.A. from Yale University. She now teaches at New York University/Playwrights Horizons Theater School. For more information, please visit http://www.debo.nyc. Steve O’Shea (Lighting Designer—The TenMinute Plays) Regional Theatre: God of Carnage at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Mere Mortals at Two River Theater. Off-Broadway: 1001 Nights at Atlantic Theater Company; and Macbeth, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Chaos Theory and Ladies in Retirement at Pulse Ensemble Theatre. Other Theatre:

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Samantha Spade, Adventures of Ezra Jack Keats, Sleepover, Up To You, The History Mystery, Odd Day Rain and The Magic Pot at TADA! Youth Theater; Blade to the Heat, Aloha Say the Pretty Girls and 12 Ophelias at Baruch College; Murder in the Cathedral at University of Connecticut; Last Easter at Drew University; Late at Clubbed Thumb; Carmen, Tristan Und Isolde, The Magic Flute, Norma and Le Nozze di Figaro at Teatro de la Opera, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Additional Credits: O’Shea is the Resident Lighting Designer at TADA! Youth Theater. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Washington in 2002. Jessica Pabst (Costume Designer—We’re Gonna Be Okay, Recent Alien Abductions) Regional Theatre: Two River Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Dallas Theater Center, The Old Globe, Cleveland Playhouse, Kirk Douglas Theater and Philadelphia Theatre Company. Broadway: The Heidi Chronicles. OffBroadway: Rancho Viejo, A Life, Antlia Pneumatica, Marjorie Prime, The Qualms, Pocatello, Grand Concourse, The Whale (Lucille Lortel Award) and Assistance at Playwrights Horizons; Sundown Yellow Moon at Ars Nova and The Women’s Project Theater; Homos and Or Everyone in American at Labyrinth; The Harvest, Her Requiem and Kill Floor at LCT3; The Ruins of Civilization, When We Were Young and Unafraid and Murder Ballad at Manhattan Theatre Club; and Fortress of Solitude at The Public Theater. Additional Credits: Primary Stages, Second Stage, MCC Theater, Atlantic Theater Company and Williamstown Theatre Festival. Brian H. Scott (Lighting Designer—We’re Gonna Be Okay, Recent Alien Abductions) is a SITI Company member who has designed lighting for Steel Hammer with Bang on a Can All Stars; The Persians and Trojan Women with the Getty Villa; American Document with the Martha Graham Dance Company; Cafe Variations, Under Construction, WhoDoYouThinkYouAre, Hotel Cassiopeia, Death and the Ploughman, bobrauschenbergamerica (Henry Hewes Design Award, 2004), Radio Macbeth and War of the Worlds—Radio Play. As a designer A-28

for the Austin, Texas-based Rude Mechanicals, he designed Stop Hitting Yourself at Lincoln Center; Now Now Oh Now, The Method Gun, I’ve Never Been So Happy, How Late It Was How Late, Lipstick Traces, Requiem for Tesla and Matchplay. He created lighting for tears become… streams become…, Bound to Hurt and Neck of the Woods with Douglas Gordon. With Ann Hamilton, he designed habitus, The Event Of A Thread and Theatre Is a Blank Page. He also designed lighting for Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet’s Landfall. Alison Siple (Costume Designer—Airness) At Actors Theatre: The 39 Steps, The Hypocrites’ HMS Pinafore and The Pirates of Penzance. Recent Projects: Earthquakes in London at Steep Theatre, Cinderella at the Theater of Potatoes with The Hypocrites, The Magic Play at Goodman Theatre, The Royale at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window at Goodman Theatre, The Yeomen of the Guard at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Flick at Steppenwolf, The Jungle Book at Children’s Theatre Company; All Our Tragic with The Hypocrites, Angels in America at Kansas City Repertory Theatre; Our Town at Almeida Theatre London, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Broad Stage, Barrow Street Theatre and The Hypocrites. Upcoming Projects: The Magic Play at Olney Theatre Center. Additional Credits: Siple is a community member with The Hypocrites, an artistic associate with Lookingglass Theatre Company and an artistic associate with Steep Theatre. She is a graduate of Northwestern University. For more information, please visit alisonsiple.com. Eric Southern (Lighting Designer—The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) New York Theatre: 10x25 and Good Television at Atlantic Theater Company; The Fever at Under the Radar/The Public Theater; The Harvest at Lincoln Center Theater; Sell/Buy/Date at Manhattan Theatre Club; Pocatello and Indian Summer at Playwrights Horizons; Rimbaud in NY at BAM and The Civilians; Steve at The New Group; Buyer & Cellar in New York, London, Mark Taper Forum and on national tour; Collected Stories: memoir with

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David Lang at Carnegie Hall; Play/Pause at BAM with David Lang, Susan Marshall and Company; Chromatic at ADI, The Kitchen with Susan Marshall & Company. His extensive work with the award-winning group 600 Highwaymen has been seen throughout the U.S. and Europe. Additional Credits: Atlantic Theater Company, the Guthrie Theater, Virginia Opera, Long Wharf Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, The Kennedy Center, Baltimore Center Stage, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, among others. Southern won an OBIE Award in 2014 for his work on Ken Urban’s The Correspondent. He received an M.F.A. and B.F.A. from New York University. Alice Tavener (Costume Designer—The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield, The TenMinute Plays) Recent NYC Designs: Minor Character with New Saloon (part of the INCOMING! series at the Under the Radar Festival at The Public Theater); My Name Is Gideon with All for One at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Mechanics of Love with To-By-For at The Paradise Factory; I’m Bleeding All Over the Place: A Living History Tour at La MaMa; Target Margin’s The Iceman Cometh Act I at HERE; and PIONEERS!#goforth at JACK. Other Selected Designs: so go the ghosts of mexico at La MaMa; You, My Mother with Two Headed Calf at La MaMa and River to River Festival; Leisure & Lust at HERE; A Dream Play with NAATCO at HERE; Camp Kapawanna at Atlantic Theater for Kids; This Is the Color… with Door 10 at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Additional Credits: Tavener received her M.F.A. from CalArts. For more information, please visit AliceTavener.com. Paul Toben (Lighting Designer—Airness) At Actors Theatre: Circle Mirror Transformation, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, This Random World, Residence, Wondrous Strange, Peter and the Starcatcher, 4000 Miles, The Roommate, I Will Be Gone, That High Lonesome Sound, The Last Five Years, The

Grown-Up, Partners and Noises Off. Regional Theatre: Electra at Court Theatre; The Book of Will at Denver Center for the Performing Arts; Silent Sky, Upright Grand, Auctioning the Ainsleys and others for TheatreWorks; Medea, School for Wives, The Book Club Play, Fly by Night at Dallas Theater Center; Caravan Man and Demon Dreams for Williamstown Theatre Festival; Daddy Long Legs at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cleveland Play House, Arizona Theatre Company and more; designs for Magic Theatre, Walker Arts Center and Flat Rock Playhouse, among others. Broadway: The Story of My Life. Off-Broadway: Side Street at Theaterlab; Saturn Nights at Incubator Arts Project; Electra in a One-Piece and The Realm at The Wild Project; Romeo and Juliet at Columbia Stages; Futurity at HERE; When in Disgrace at Examined Man; and The Redheaded Man at Fringe Encores. London: Daddy Long Legs at St. James Theatre. Additional Credits: For more information, see paultoben.com.

CREATIVE STAFF Avi Amon (Composer—The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) Also with Claire Kiechel: Lulu is Hungry at Ars Nova and you’re nothing to no one to me at Musical Theatre Factory. Other Projects: The White City at Yale Institute for Musical Theatre and Eugene O’Neill Theater Center: National Music Theater Conference (Richard Rogers Award finalist), and Step on a Crack at Prospect Theater Project with Julia Gytri; The Children with Phillip Howze at Yale School of Drama and BRIC; music for the United Nations Foundation; and a sound installation in a 100-year-old grain silo in Buffalo, New York. Residencies: Weston Playhouse, New Dramatists and Target Margin Theater. Additional Credits: Volunteer composer for the 52nd Street Project. Amon received his M.F.A. from New York University’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Upcoming: Salonika, a fusion of obscure fairy tales paralleled with the extermination of the Ladino-speaking Jewish community of Salonika, Greece. For more information, please visit aviamon.com.

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Ryan Bourque (Fight Director—Recent Alien Abductions, The Ten-Minute Plays) has acted in and choreographed the violence for The Glory of the World at Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Harvey Theater and Actors Theatre. Other Theatre: Pilgrim’s Progress at A Red Orchid Theatre; Cyrano de Bergerac at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; and All Our Tragic, Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, The Pirates of Penzance with The Hypocrites. Choreography Credits: Macbeth at Actors Theatre; Underground Railroad Game at Ars Nova; Twelfth Night at The Public Theater; Thaddeus and Slocum at Lookingglass Theatre Company; Prowess at Jackalope Theatre; Appropriate and Oedipus El Rey at Victory Gardens Theater; 1984, Marie Antoinette and The Lord of the Flies at Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Hit the Wall at The Inconvenience; and All Our Tragic, Romeo Juliet and Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses with The Hypocrites. He won the 2015 Joseph Jefferson Award for his fight design in All Our Tragic. Jenny Koons (Movement Director—Airness) Off-Broadway: In This Moment at Pershing Square Signature Center; Runaways at Encores! Off-Center (associate); A Sucker Emcee at Labyrinth Theater Company; Queen of the Night at the Diamond Horseshoe (associate). Other Theatre: The Blueprint at New York University Graduate Acting; {my lingerie play} at Joe’s Pub; Gimme Shelter at the 2015 Toronto PanAm Games; INSTANT SPKRBOX at the SPKRBOX Festival in Oslo, Norway; Abyme at Philadelphia School of Circus Arts; The Odyssey Project across New York City. Additional Credits: She is curator of City Center’s MIXTAPE and lead curator at SPACE on Ryder Farm, serves on the steering committee for The Ghostlight Project, is the co-founder of Artists 4 Change NYC, and serves on the advisory panel for Artistic Directors of the Future.

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manager thereafter (32 productions/eight Humana Festivals/three tours). Regional Theatre: Queens for a Year at Hartford Stage; eight summer seasons at Contemporary American Theater Festival (two new plays in rep each season); multiple productions at Baltimore’s Center Stage, La Jolla Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse and Huntington Theatre Company. Broadway: The Visit, You Can’t Take It With You, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (revival), Fela!, Jane Eyre—the Musical, 1776, Say Goodnight Gracie and eleven mainstage productions and numerous gala events for Roundabout Theatre Company. Off-Broadway: Credits include Second Stage Theatre, RTC @ The Laura Pels, NY Shakespeare Festival. Additional Credits: 80+ corporate and special events with 33 different production companies. Lindsay Eberly (Assistant Stage Manager— Recent Alien Abductions, The Ten-Minute Plays) Regional Theatre: Pride & Prejudice, 4000 Miles, After the Revolution, Amadeus, Twelfth Night, A Civil War Christmas, Animal Crackers, Beneatha’s Place, Clybourne Park, The Mountaintop at Baltimore Center Stage; The Second Girl, pen/man/ship, WE ARE PUSSY RIOT, Dead & Breathing, The Ashes Under Gait City, Modern Terrorism, Scott & Hem in the Garden of Allah, The Insurgents at CATF; Queens for a Year at Hartford Stage. OffBroadway: Tell Hector I Miss Him at Atlantic Theater. Additional Credits: Theatre for One at Signature Theatre and Carnegie Hall’s West Side Story. Paul Mills Holmes (Production Stage Manager—Recent Alien Abductions) is in his twenty-fifth season at Actors Theatre. At Actors Theatre: Holmes has stage managed more than 120 productions in the regular season, including productions for 23 Humana Festivals. Regional Theatre: Girlfriend at Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles; The Glass Menagerie, Betsey Brown, Indians and Three Sisters at McCarter Theatre Center. Broadway: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Smile and Oh! Calcutta! Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, Steel Magnolias and Oil City Symphony. Additional Credits: Directed Little Shop of

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Horrors in Tel Aviv and Tokyo. Thirty-eight seasons at Pennsylvania’s Totem Pole Playhouse. Stephen Horton (Stage Manager—We’re Gonna Be Okay, The Ten-Minute Plays) At Actors Theatre: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Dracula (2011–2016), Wellesley Girl, 4000 Miles, Dot, The Brothers Size, Tribes, brownsville song (b-side for tray), The Pirates of Penzance, Tom Jones, Cry Old Kingdom, The Whipping Man, True West, The Veri**on Play, ReEntry, A Devil at Noon, Barefoot in the Park, Sirens, Greater Tuna and A Tuna Christmas. Regional Theatre: Deathtrap, The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Lion in Winter, Edith, In the Mood, The Who’s Tommy, A Delicate Balance, The Guardsman, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Faith Healer, Noël Coward in Two Keys, The Book Club Play, The Caretaker, Educating Rita, My Pal George and Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone? at Berkshire Theatre Group; The Elephant Man, The Foreigner, Doubt, Bertrand Priest, Hello, Dolly! and The King and I at Arkansas Repertory Theatre. Other Theatre: The Hound of the Baskervilles at The Cape Playhouse and The Last Train to Nibroc at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. Jessica Kay Potter (Assistant Stage Manager— Recent Alien Abductions) At Actors Theatre: Circle Mirror Transformation, The 39 Steps, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, The TenMinute Plays, Peter and the Starcatcher, Seven Guitars, Luna Gale, The Glory of the World, At the Vanishing Point, The Last Five Years, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Christians, Noises Off, Appropriate, The Whipping Man, True West, Romeo and Juliet, The Veri**on Play, ReEntry, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The End, Fissures (lost and found), Heist!, A Christmas Carol, Dracula and Absalom. Other Theatre: Uncharted Realms at the Louisville Ballet; Much Ado About Nothing at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. Additional Credits: Potter holds a B.S. in theatre arts from the University of Louisville, where she graduated cum laude. Katie Shade (Stage Manager—I Now Pronounce) At Actors Theatre: Residence,

The Roommate, The Grown-Up, Our Town, Dracula, Sleep Rock Thy Brain, A Christmas Story, Romeo and Juliet, The Hour of Feeling, The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Sense and Sensibility, BOB, Barefoot in the Park, Heist!, Phoenix and A Christmas Carol. Other Theatre: The Tempest at Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival; Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It, A Winter’s Tale and Bad Dates at Shakespeare & Company; The Fabulous Lipitones and Carousel at Goodspeed Musicals. Additional Credits: Shade holds a B.F.A. in theatre management from Auburn University. She is also an alumna of the 2009–2010 Apprentice/Intern Company at Actors Theatre. Olivia Tymon (Stage Manager—The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) At Actors Theatre: Seven Guitars, Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula, Luna Gale and 4000 Miles, as well as assistant stage manager of last year’s Humana Festival Apprentice show, Wondrous Strange. Tymon was also the stage manager for the Professional Training Company’s Ensemble Project, Lost Weekend. Regional Theatre: Stage manager of Of Mice and Men, Betrayal, Treasure Island and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at Perseverance Theatre; production assistant for Sweet Charity, Hello Dolly! and Radio Gals at The Cape Playhouse; and Anything Goes, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at The Ogunquit Playhouse. Other Theatre: Stage Manager of the One Minute Play Festival at Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Additional Credits: Tymon graduated with a B.A. in theatre arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she received the Susan M. and Larry G. Benedict Scholarship Endowment in the Department of Theatre. She is thrilled to be returning to Actors Theatre to work with such wonderful friends! Bekah Wachenfeld (Stage Manager—Airness) is making her Actors Theatre debut. Regional Theatre: Becky Shaw, Two Trains Running, Ordinary Days, NSFW, Uncle Vanya and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof—select credits at Round House Theatre (resident Production Stage

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Manager); Bad Dates, Loving Leo, The Light in the Piazza and Les Misérables at Weston Playhouse; U.G.L.Y. and Light Years at Signature Theatre; Miss Saigon, The 39 Steps, White Christmas and Amadeus at Walnut Street Theatre; Second City’s Twist Your Dickens at The Kennedy Center; An Iliad at Studio Theatre; The Religion Thing and The Whipping Man at Theater J; and Hooded: Or Being Black for Dummies at Mosaic Theater. Off-West End: Cradle Me, Follow and The Time of Your Life at Finborough Theatre. Additional Credits: Wachenfield received her B.A. from James Madison University. She is a recipient of the USITT Clear Com Stage Management Award and the Kennedy Center ACTF National Stage Management Fellowship.

DRAMATURGS Hannah Rae Montgomery (Airness) is the resident dramaturg at Actors Theatre. Dramaturgy credits at Actors include Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, 4000 Miles, Luna Gale, At the Vanishing Point, The Mountaintop, True West, Romeo and Juliet and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity in the Brown-Forman Series, and the world premieres of Cardboard Piano, Residence, That High Lonesome Sound, Remix 38, Cry Old Kingdom, The Delling Shore and How We Got On in the Humana Festival. She has also worked as a dramaturg at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Yale Repertory Theatre and Yale Cabaret. Montgomery holds a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama. Jenni Page-White (I Now Pronounce, We’re Gonna Be Okay) is the literary manager at Actors Theatre. Dramaturgy credits at Actors include the world premieres of Wellesley Girl and This Random World in the 2016 Humana Festival. Previously, she was the literary associate at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where she helped select and develop new plays for First Look and coordinated post-

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show discussion programming. Her dramaturgy credits at Steppenwolf include Okay, Bye; The Fundamentals; and The Birthday Party. In Chicago, she has developed plays with American Theater Company, Sideshow Theatre Company and LiveWire Chicago Theatre. She holds a B.F.A. from the University of Oklahoma and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Jessica Reese (The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield, The Ten-Minute Plays) is in her second season as the literary associate at Actors Theatre. Actors Theatre dramaturgy credits include Circle Mirror Transformation, The 39 Steps, Wondrous Strange and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Prior to arriving in Louisville, she was a Chicago-based freelance dramaturg and a company member of The Ruckus. Chicago dramaturgy credits include Matawan, Heist Play and Facing Angela with The Ruckus, and Mnemonic and The Skriker with Red Tape Theatre. Reese previously worked at Actors Theatre as the Humana Festival literary assistant during the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Festivals. She is a proud alumna of Davidson College and Actors Theatre’s Professional Training Company (2010–2011). Amy Wegener (Cry it Out, Recent Alien Abductions) is the literary director at Actors Theatre, where she heads the literary department and coordinates the reading and selection process for the Humana Festival. In sixteen seasons with Actors and four as literary manager at the Guthrie Theater, she has worked as a dramaturg on more than 100 productions and workshops of new plays and classics. Actors Theatre credits include Macbeth, Luna Gale and Long Day’s Journey into Night, as well as the Humana Festival premieres of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, The Glory of the World, I Will Be Gone, The Grown-Up, Maple and Vine, Gnit, Eat Your Heart Out, The Veri**on Play and Elemeno Pea. She has co-edited 17 published anthologies and holds degrees from Princeton and Northwestern University.

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CASTING Calleri Casting (James Calleri, Paul Davis, Erica Jensen) Regional Theatre: Casting for Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, The Flea, Keen Company, The Playwrights Realm, Classic Stage Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, City Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Playwrights Horizons (10 seasons). Broadway: Fool for Love, Hughie, The Elephant Man (also West End), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Visit, Of Mice and Men, Venus in Fur, Living on Love, 33 Variations, A Raisin in the Sun, Chicago, James Joyce’s The Dead. Off-Broadway: Buyer & Cellar, Murder for Two, All in the Timing, Passion, Lobby Hero, Fuerza Bruta, Silence! The Musical. Television: The Path for Hulu, Army Wives, Lipstick Jungle, Monk, Hope & Faith, Ed. Film: Lots of film, including Mike Cahill’s Sundance winners Another Earth and I Origins. Additional Credits: Calleri Casting has been awarded 13 Artios Awards for Outstanding Casting Achievement. They are a member of the Casting Society of America. For more information, please visit callericasting.com.

THE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COMPANY Hannah Allgeier (Scenic Painting) graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in theatre and a minor in visual studies. At Western Kentucky University, she worked as a master carpenter, paint charge and scenic designer. Since graduating, Allgeier has worked as the assistant scenic designer for Gone Astray and scenic designer for I Bet on the Nag at the Bunbury Theatre. She also worked as the scenic charge for Qualities of Starlight and scenic designer for River City at Theatre [502]. Lila Rachel Becker (Directing) is a New York and D.C.-based director. At Actors Theatre: Director of #Matter, Golden, five Solo Mios, and readings and workshop productions of

The Family Plan by Julia Izumi, For the things… by Anna Fox, and Decadent Rubbish by Celine Song. Directing assistant of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, Macbeth and The 39 Steps. Other Theatre: Becker has developed work with Actors Theatre, Source Festival, Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Portland Stage Company, Folger Theatre, The Flea Theater and UglyRhino Productions. She has assisted directors Les Waters at Actors Theatre, Michael John Garcés and Shana Cooper at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, and Tyne Rafaeli on the first national tour of The Bridges of Madison County, among others. Additional Credits: B.A. Wesleyan University. For more information, please visit lilarachelbecker.com. Natasha Bray (Lighting) has completed previous internships with the Utah Festival Opera and Bucks County Playhouse. She has worked on Man of La Mancha, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and La Boheme at UFOMT; Steel Magnolias, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story and The Divine Sister at Bucks County Playhouse; and A Christmas Carol and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Actors Theatre. Some of her favorite credits include lighting crew for Steel Magnolias and Measure for Measure; and lighting design for Time Stands Still at Hendrix College, and the Professional Training Company’s The Tens and Solo Mios at Actors Theatre. Bray holds a B.A. in theatre arts with a minor in anthropology from Hendrix College. Alexis Breese (Stage Management) is originally from Dayton, Ohio, and is a 2016 graduate of the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and a minor in creative writing. University of Michigan: The Comedy of Errors, The Imaginary Invalid and Caroline, or Change. O’Neill Theater Center: National Puppetry Conference, Slaughterhouse Five, We Live in Cairo and Cabaret & Performance Conference. Other Theatre: Spring Awakening and Salto Dance Company showcases.

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Carter Caldwell (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) is happy to be returning to Actors Theatre. At Actors Theatre: Home Invasion, Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula, every every minute and A Christmas Story. Other Theatre: The Seagull, Peer Gynt, Vinegar Tom, Machinal and Marriage at the University of Evansville. While in Evansville, Caldwell served as the director for Peaches and the producer for Theatre Party, Generation Why and Lil’ Willies. Additional Credits: Caldwell attended high school at Louisville’s Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS), took classes at Walden Theatre and received a B.F.A. in theater performance from the University of Evansville. Hannah Cava (Production Management, Child Talent Guardian for I Now Pronounce) is originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from the University of Evansville with a B.S. in stage management and a minor in business administration. At Actors Theatre: Cava has served as the production manager for The Tens; Golden; Gratuitous Nudity…Bad Broccoli; every every minute; Solo Mio Rounds 1, 2 and 3, and various other Apprentice projects. She was also the Child Talent Guardian for Macbeth, with 18 kids in her charge. Cava has recently found herself working in the world of film, on promotional projects and on a new web series, Book It! Additional Credits: She has spent two summers interning in stage management at the New Harmony Project, under the direction of Carrie Preston and Lori Wolter Hudson. Andres Nicolas Chaves (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) is a Colombianborn actor, writer and musician. At Actors Theatre: Gutted, Macbeth and every every minute. Other Theatre: Earthquakes in London; a staged reading of his bilingual adaptation Romeo y Julieta at the Guthrie Theater; King Lear and The Comedy of Errors at Door Shakespeare; Julius Caesar at the Back Room Shakespeare Project in Chicago; among others. Additional Credits: Chaves recently graduated from University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor A-34

Training Program. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and serves as the Junior Ambassador for the city of Minneapolis. Andrew Cutler (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield; Jake—We’re Gonna Be Okay) is a co-founder of First Floor Theater in Chicago. At Actors Theatre: #Matter, Midsummer’s Eve, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol and Golden. Other Theatre: Pete in The Paranoid Style in American Politics, Skinheadboy in Polaroid Stories and Bernie in Sexual Perversity in Chicago at First Floor Theater; Adie in Solstice at A Red Orchid Theatre; Tom Lee in Tea and Sympathy at The Artistic Home; Gabe in A Phase at Broken Nose Theatre; The Dictionary Project; VisionFest; The Whiskey Radio Hour; and the Chicago Fringe Festival. Additional Credits: Cutler graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in theatre and performance studies in 2012. He graduated from the Academy at Black Box in 2013, where he works as a teacher. Michael Donnay (Stage Management) is originally from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. At Actors Theatre: The Tens, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, Golden, Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula, Macbeth, every every minute and Solo Mio Rounds 2 and 3. Other Theatre: Cyrano de Bergerac at Montana Shakespeare; War with the Newts, Killer Joe and Don’t Drink the Water at Georgetown University; Bert at Trinity College, Dublin. Additional Credits: In 2016 he graduated from Georgetown University, where he earned an A.B. in history and served as the executive producer of the Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society. Rachael Everson (Development) graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in theatre and English and concentrations in creative writing, dramatic writing and acting. She pursued her interest in arts administration through multiple internships within the Seattle area, including The 5th Avenue Theatre and ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery. She has volunteered as a teaching artist at the Shanti Bhavan Children’s project in Tamil Nadu, India, is a founding company

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member of Wanderlost Laboratory Theatre in Seattle, Washington, and a volunteer/ supporter of Artists Striving to End Poverty. During her apprenticeship with Actors Theatre, she has assisted coordinating the silent auction for their annual fundraising event, Lobster Feast; designed and executed a $25,000 fundraising campaign for the Professional Training Company Industry Showcase; was a producer for staged readings from Voices Inside: A Prison Play Series; and assisted with various donor cultivation events and grant research, reporting and writing.

and has performed with various Virginia professional theatres, including the Virginia Repertory Theatre and Firehouse Theatre Project. Gilman is passionate about new work and dedicated to diversity in the arts. A recent graduate of Emerson College, Gilman earned her degree in theatre and studied creative producing under the great Dr. P. Carl. This year, Gilman has had the pleasure of working as a student editor for HowlRound and as a student creative producer for both ArtsEmerson and the Los Angeles Theatre Center.

Katie Foggiano (Arts Administration) is a graduate of Concordia University Irvine. At Actors Theatre: Directing assistant for I Now Pronounce, directing assistant for Home Invasion and Melto Man and Lady Mantis in The Tens, director of Grace Period in Solo Mio Round 3, and producer of Golden, Gratuitous Nudity…Bad Broccoli, Solo Mio Rounds 2 and 3, and various readings of new plays. Other Theatre: Director of Ozombie bin Laden: in 3D! at the San Diego International Fringe Festival, Houdini’s on First at Point Loma Playhouse, Baptism of Fire at the Moxie and Chamber Music at Concordia University Irvine. Additional Credits: Foggiano is co-founder of the award-winning [Company Name Here] and a former Artistic Intern at La Jolla Playhouse.

Bryan Howard (Dramaturgy/Literary Management) hails from Howell, New Jersey, and received a B.A. in theatre arts and English from the University of NebraskaLincoln. His Actors Theatre credits include working as dramaturg on nine Acting Apprentice Solo Mios, three of the PTC Tens, and A. Rey Pamatmat’s new one-act play, Gratuitous Nudity and the Undisclosed Costs of Questioning Surveillance Rather than Bad Broccoli. He was also assistant dramaturg on Macbeth and Circle Mirror Transformation in the Brown-Forman Series, and Airness, I Now Pronounce and Recent Alien Abductions in the Humana Festival. Additionally, Howard has worked at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center as an assistant dramaturg and the Script Coordinator.

Jenn Geiger (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) is from Columbus, Ohio. At Actors Theatre: Gutted, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol and Gratuitous Nudity… Bad Broccoli. Other Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Trouble in Mind, City of Angels and a variety of stagings/readings of new works in the Lab Series at Ohio State University; Brighton Beach Memoirs, The Short Comedy of Pope John Paul I, or Luciani! (original play), Almost, Maine and Mr. Scrooge. Additional Credits: Geiger is a graduate of Ohio State University, where she received a B.A. in theatre with minors in photography, graphic design and arts entrepreneurship.

Abby Leigh Huffstetler (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) At Actors Theatre: Seep, Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula and every every minute. Other Theatre: Huffstetler graduated with a B.F.A. in performing arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013. During her final year, Huffstetler was honored with the Best Actress in a Graduate Thesis Film award for her role in Dirt. While at SCAD she obtained certifications in Rapier & Dagger and Single Sword, with recommendations in Unarmed Combat, from the Society of American Fight Directors, recognizing her achievements as an Actor Combatant. She has extensive experience in film, and completed her SCAD stage career as Sabine in The Three Musketeers and SCAD Senior Showcase. Additional

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Credits: Since graduation, she has furthered her Meisner training at Pinch ’n’ Ouch Theatre in Atlanta, Ga., and was Brooke/ Vicki in Noises Off at Rome Little Theatre. Daniel Arthur Johnson (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) is an actor, musician and writer from North Dakota. At Actors Theatre: Love Languages, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol and Golden. Other Theatre: Miss Julie, The Aliens and Little Shop of Horrors. Additional Credits: Johnson earned his B.A. in music and theatre arts at Minot State University in 2014. He began studying at the University of North Dakota for his M.A. in theatre arts, where he performed the role of Hamlet for his thesis. Johnson has had ten-minute plays produced on campuses and writes songs for guitar and piano under the name Dani Raccoon. For more information, please visit johnsonarthurdaniel.com. Kelsey Johnson (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) At Actors Theatre: #Matter, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol and Golden. Other Theatre: The Good Body, A Raisin in the Sun, The Skriker and Still Life with Iris at Ball State University. Additional Credits: Johnson recently graduated with honors from Ball State University. Elijah Jones (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) is a 2016 graduate of Penn State University’s School of Theatre and has appeared in various Centre Stage and offCentre Stage productions at his alma mater. At Actors Theatre: Midsummer’s Eve, Seep, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, Golden and Macbeth. Other Theatre: Some of his favorite roles include Melvin in No Place to be Somebody, Benny in In the Heights and Tanner in Good Kids. Additional Credits: Jones also trained at Theatre Academy London. When Jones isn’t acting, he’s writing and recording original music. After his time in the Professional Training Company is complete, he plans to move to New York to continue pursuing both acting and music. Kevin Kantor (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) At Actors Theatre: A-36

Midsummer’s Eve, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, Macbeth and Gratuitous Nudity…Bad Broccoli. Regional Theatre: 4000 Miles at Cherry Creek Theatre; In The Closet at Historic Elitch Theatre; And Humbaba Came… at Iowa New Play Festival. Other Theatre: Picasso At the Lapin Agile, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Waiting Room, Once in a Lifetime and Woyzeck at the University of Northern Colorado; Antigone and Alice in Wonderland at the University of Iowa. Television/New Media: American Crime for ABC; People You May Know and PHASES for BuzzFeed Motion Pictures. Directing: Hamlet, A Friday Night Trans-Am Ride, Anon(ymous) and columbinus for SOAPbox Productions; assistant director for The Skriker at the University of Northern Colorado. Additional Credits: Kantor is the founder and former artistic director of Greeley, Colorado’s SOAPbox Productions, a theatre company dedicated to furthering conversations that are politically engaged and culturally conscious through live performance art. Sam Kotansky (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) is from Baltimore, Maryland. At Actors Theatre: Melto Man and Lady Mantis, Seep, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol and Gratuitous Nudity…Bad Broccoli. Other Theatre: Kotansky appeared in In the Blood, The Lady from the Sea, Terminus by Mark O’Rowe, the world premiere of Video Galaxy and Really Really at The Theatre School at DePaul University. Web: Kotansky can be seen as Isaac in the new web series They Wake Up. Additional Credits: Kotansky graduated with a B.F.A. in acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University in June 2016. In Chicago, he is proudly represented by the team at Paonessa Talent Agency. Kate Leggett (Communications) is a proud graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned a degree in radio, television and film, and international studies. There, she worked on over 20 student-produced shows, in capacities ranging from publicity director to production manager. Productions included God of Carnage, Animals Out of Paper, The Boy at the Edge of Everything and Titus

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Andronicus. She executive produced The Diary of Anne Frank, RENT and Twelfth Night. In Chicago, Leggett completed internships with Next Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where she worked in both the marketing/PR and artistic departments. Anna Lentz (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) At Actors Theatre: Midsummer’s Eve, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol and Gratuitous Nudity…Bad Broccoli. Other Theatre: Elektra in An Oresteia, Mistress Quickly in Henry V and Ivona in Ivona, Princess of Burgundia. Additional Credits: Lentz is from Brooklyn, New York, and received her B.F.A. from Rutgers University. Kathiamarice Lopez (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield; Kate— The New Line) At Actors Theatre: Gutted, Midsummer’s Eve and Gratuitous Nudity... Bad Broccoli. Other Theatre: Br!NK New Play Festival at Renaissance Theaterworks, Shipwrecked! at Splinter Group and By the Skin of Our Teeth at Off the Wall Theatre. Additional Credits: Lopez received her B.A. in theatre performance at Carthage College, where she was heavily involved in their New Work Initiative, focusing on developing and acting in fully produced new plays. Victoria Masteller (Education/Teaching Artist) is a recent graduate of Emerson College with a B.A. in theatre education. She was a creative producer at ArtsEmerson under P. Carl as a work-study student at HowlRound. As a development/education intern at Lyric Stage Company, Masteller assisted in classrooms and with audience development work. She was the 2016 Emerson College International Chair for Undergraduate Orientation. She concentrated her extracurricular activities on dramaturgy/directing of new works and social activism. Masteller was a teacher under Jumpstart! and Jewish Vocational Services’ refugee section. She hails from outside Philadelphia, where previous acting credits include performing at the Walnut Street Theatre.

Laakan McHardy (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) At Actors Theatre: Midsummer’s Eve, Macbeth and Gratuitous Nudity…Bad Broccoli. Other Theatre: Lysistrata in Lysistrata, Macbeth in Macbeth, Hector in Heartbreak House, Ligurio in The Mandrake, Orsino in Twelfth Night and Garcin in No Exit. She is also a winner of the 2014 Five College WORD! Festival of Staged Readings for her ventures in playwriting. Film: Coward and On the Edge of Desire (Jamaican short films) and Sharon Hayes’ Ricerche: Three, part of a video art installation. Additional Credits: McHardy is originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica. She received a B.A. in theatre arts from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. McHardy has been the Vice Chairperson of the Western Junior Theatre in Jamaica since 2011. Alexandra Milak (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) At Actors Theatre: Love Languages, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol and Golden. Other Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Educational Tour; Choir Member in The Christians at Playwrights Horizons; various roles in Sleep No More at The McKittrick Hotel; The Death of Katherine Hayes at Ars Nova, The McKittrick Hotel and Joe’s Pub; and Pericles: Prince of Tyre at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Additional Credits: Milak is the featured vocalist on the independently released, Grammy-shortlisted record Numbers and Shapes. Milak received her education from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art: Shakespeare In Performance. Regan Moro (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) is from the New York and Washington. At Actors Theatre: Home Invasion, Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula and Golden. Off-Broadway: The American Girls Revue and Circle of Friends. Other Theatre: She recently participated in a reading of Keith Huff’s Up The Hill at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, served as an acting apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and played Kate Keller in the centennial production of All My Sons, directed by Wendy C. Goldberg

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at the University of Michigan. Film: At Sunrise. Additional Credits: This past spring, Moro graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.F.A. in acting. Moro is also a director and writer. Grace Palmer (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) At Actors Theatre: Home Invasion, Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula and every every minute. Other Theatre: Mountain Digby at MCL Chicago, How to Run for Mayor at the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival and understudying in Pilgrim’s Progress at A Red Orchid Theatre. She is an active member of the Chicago improv community, regularly performing around the city and touring with her improv team, DAAANG Judi Dench. She has devised many shows with fellow comedians, including Table Manners at The Public House Theatre, and created her own web series, Don’t Fund Me, which can be found on YouTube. Additional Credits: Palmer received her B.F.A. in acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. She is also a graduate of both The iO Theater and The Second City improv training centers. Emily Pathman (Stage Management) is originally from San Francisco, California. At Actors Theatre: The PTC Tens, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula, every every minute and The 39 Steps. Additional Credits: She recently graduated from Emerson College with a B.F.A. in stage and production management. Pathman spent the last three summers working at the Contemporary American Theater Festival and has served as child wrangler for Boston Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker and American Repertory Theater’s Waitress. Jacob Sabinsky (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) is a recent graduate of the Ohio University College of Fine Arts Division of Theatre. At Actors Theatre: Seep, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula and every every minute. Other Theatre: Yasha in The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, Jason in Only Good Things Happen at the Fair by Neal Adelman, Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing by William A-38

Shakespeare, and Davis in Really Really by Paul Downs Colaizzo at Ohio University. Additional Credits: He has spent the last few years focusing on new work, spending a great deal of time working with the Ohio University M.F.A. playwright candidates as a participant in the Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival. Chandler Smith (Company Management/ Hospitality), originally from Paducah, Ky., recently graduated from Western Kentucky University, where she earned a B.A. in theatre. While there, she was the executive director of two campus-wide leadership conferences, worked on numerous theatre productions and spent time directing her own fully produced shows. Outside of campus, she concentrated her efforts at the Public Theatre of Kentucky, where she directed in their mainstage season and was the executive director of two youth summer camps. Smith has spent the last three summers working at The Kentucky Center’s Governor’s School for the Arts, where she has served in the administrative offices and as a teaching assistant. Elliott Talkington (Education/Teaching Artist) is a native of Owensboro, Kentucky. He is a recent graduate of Western Kentucky University, with a B.A. in theatre and English. During his time at WKU, Talkington wrote three fully produced plays, including a children’s play, Milo’s Intergalactic Circus, a one-act play titled The Puzzle Piece, and a solo performance piece titled Best Man. He also directed a children’s theatre production of The Emperor’s New Clothes which toured to over 15 elementary schools throughout Kentucky, as well as designed and led post-show workshops for the production. He also taught and developed curricula for Theatre in Diversion programs for at-risk youth, in collaboration with Western Kentucky University’s Theatre and Sociology departments and the Warren County Juvenile Court. He has performance experience at companies all over Kentucky, is a rotating cast member of The Dinner Detective in Louisville, and has also had the opportunity to assistant direct for Midsummer’s Eve at Actors Theatre.

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Katherine Thesing (Stage Management) is originally from Berea, Kentucky. At Actors Theatre: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill, The Tens, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol, Golden, Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula, Macbeth and Gratuitous Nudity…Bad Broccoli. Other Theatre: International 10 Minute Play Festival and Frida Kahlo: A Portrait at Bellarmine University; Topdog/Underdog at University of Louisville; and Art at Bunbury Theatre Company. Additional Credits: Thesing has spent two summers at Kentucky Shakespeare Festival working in production and house management and will return as their stage manager for summer 2017. She graduated from Bellarmine University with a bachelor of arts in theatre. Anne-Marie Trabolsi (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield; Deanna— We’re Gonna Be Okay) At Actors Theatre: Melto Man and Lady Mantis, Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol and Golden. Regional Theatre: Footloose, Cabaret, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Gypsy. Other Theatre: Spring Awakening, Urinetown, Into the Woods, Lovers and Players (world premiere), as well as the Mobb Line Improv Troupe. Additional Credits: Trabolsi is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design, with a B.F.A. in performing arts. Paige Vehlewald (Dramaturgy/Literary Management) hails from Bakersfield, California. While at Actors Theatre, she has served as dramaturg on nine Solo Mios, three of the PTC Tens, and Golden, a new one-act play by Cory Hinkle. She has also assisted on Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill as part of the Brown-Forman Series, and on Cry it Out, We’re Gonna Be Okay and The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield for the Humana Festival. Vehlewald holds a B.A. from UC Berkeley as well as an M.A. from the National University of Ireland, Galway. While living in Ireland, she assisted with Druid Theatre Company’s staging of DruidShakespeare, provided dramaturgical

research for Painted Bird Productions, and assisted in the digitization of the Druid Theatre archives. Jenny Wilde (Marketing) is a Vermont native. At Actors Theatre, she has developed print and email marketing campaigns for the Professional Training Company’s season of shows and leads the Community Ticket Grant project. Prior to coming to Louisville, she interned at Vermont Stage in Burlington, Vt., during their 2015–2016 Season. In her spare time, Wilde enjoys working behind the scenes and has served as wardrobe manager for several productions, including Tribes, Mothers and Sons and I and You, all at Vermont Stage. Alice Wu (Acting, The Many Deaths of Nathan Stubblefield) At Actors Theatre: Home Invasion, Midsummer’s Eve and every every minute. Other Theatre: Lysistrata, Romeo and Juliet and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at North Dakota State University. Additional Credits: Alice received her B.F.A. at North Dakota State University in the spring of 2016, where she also served as treasurer for the student-run Newfangled Theatre Co. Sammy Zeisel (Directing) is a director, writer and actor. At Actors Theatre: As a directing apprentice, he has directed Love Languages, Gratuitous Nudity… Bad Broccoli, five Solo Mios, and a reading of a new play entitled Clearing. He was the directing assistant for Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula and Circle Mirror Transformation. Other Theatre: Zeisel has worked as a director and actor at Lookingglass Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Sideshow Theatre, and has worked with some of his favorite artists, including Marti Lyons, Rajiv Joseph and Will Eno. Additional Credits: He graduated from Northwestern University in 2014, where he received a degree in theatre and served as artistic director of WAVE Productions.

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2016–2017 P rofessional T raining C ompany

Hannah Allgeier

Lila Rachel Becker

Scenic Painting

Andres Nicolas Chaves Acting

Jenn Geiger

Acting

Kathiamarice Lopez

Bryan Howard

Kevin Kantor

Arts Administration

Abby Leigh Huffstetler Daniel Arthur Johnson Acting

Acting

Grace Palmer

Regan Moro

Acting

Acting

Acting

Communications

Alexandra Milak

Acting

Kelsey Johnson

Anna Lentz

Kate Leggett

Acting

Laakan McHardy

Education/Teaching Artist

Production Management

Katie Foggiano

Development

Sam Kotansky

Acting

Hannah Cava

Acting

Rachael Everson

Stage Management

Dramaturgy/Literary Management

Victoria Masteller

Acting

Michael Donnay

Acting

Festival & Events Management

Elijah Jones

Acting

Acting

Emily Pathman

Jacob Sabinsky Acting

Company Management/ Hospitality

Chandler Smith

Elliott Talkington

Katherine Thesing

Anne-Marie Trabolsi

Paige Vehlewald

Jenny Wilde

Alice Wu

Sammy Zeisel

Stage Management

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Andrew Cutler

Carter Caldwell

Stage Management

Lighting

Allison Paige Gilman

Acting

Alexis Breese

Natasha Bray

Directing

Dramaturgy/Literary Management

Education/Teaching Artist

Marketing

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E x e c u t i v e Off i c e r s Les Waters Artistic Director

Kevin E. Moore Managing Director

Obie Award winner Les Waters has directed Macbeth, Sarah Ruhl’s For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, Charles Mee’s The Glory of the World, Rebecca Gilman’s Luna Gale, Naomi Iizuka’s At the Vanishing Point, Lucas Hnath’s The Christians, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, Will Eno’s Gnit, Todd Almond’s Girlfriend and Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night at Actors Theatre. Waters also previously directed Big Love by Charles Mee at the Humana Festival in 2000, and the site-specific production of Naomi Iizuka’s At the Vanishing Point at the 2004 Humana Festival. From 2003 to 2011, he served as associate artistic director at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. In the last 10 years, his shows have ranked among the year’s best in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Time Out New York, Time Magazine, The Guardian and USA Today. His productions have been seen in New York at Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre Company, The Public Theater, Second Stage Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Connelly Theater, Clubbed Thumb and Soho Rep., and regionally at theatres such as the Mark Taper Forum, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse and American Repertory Theater. In 2009, he made his Broadway debut with In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. He led the M.F.A. directing program at University of California, San Diego from 1995 to 2003.

Moore joined Actors Theatre as Managing Director in July 2016. Previously, he had been the Managing Director of Theatre Communications Group since 2010. Prior to joining TCG, Moore was with Arizona Theatre Company, where he worked for ten years in various capacities, ultimately serving as Managing Director. In addition to Arizona Theatre Company, Moore is also a founding board member and former Board President for Alliance for Audience/ShowUp.com in Phoenix, a service organization for the arts in the Valley. Moore has also served on panels for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, and has served on several planning committees for bi-annual meetings for the League of Resident Theatres. Moore has also served on the negotiating committee for contract negotiations between the League of Resident Theatres and United Scenic Artists, and has been on the Executive Committee for the League of Resident Theatres. He served on the inaugural board of the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Moore is a graduate of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

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HUMANA FESTIVAL EVENTS Discover and Ovation Weekends March 24–26 and MARCH 31–APRIL 2 All events listed below are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

COLLEGE DAYS KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Pack only the essentials— Writing in the World We Live in Now with Naomi Iizuka Saturday, March 25, at 10:30 a.m. • Pamela Brown Auditorium Renowned playwright (and five-time Humana Festival alumna) Naomi Iizuka shares wisdom with the next generation of theatre artists in this College Days Weekend keynote speech. Iizuka heads the graduate playwriting program at the University of California San Diego, and she’s the acclaimed author of numerous plays, including Polaroid Stories, 36 Views, Language of Angels, Skin, Anon(ymous), At the Vanishing Point, Good Kids and many others. This event is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office at 502.584.1205 to reserve your ticket.

COLLEGE DAYS PANEL CONVERSATION: STAY INSPIRED— A Conversation with Les Waters, Kevin E. Moore and Emily Tarquin Sunday, March 26, at 12 p.m. • Pamela Brown Auditorium Inspiration allows us to see and develop new ideas and discover new possibilities. However, as you progress in your career by refining your skills and taste, how do you stay inspired for the next project? What keeps you motivated to find new ways of working? Artistic Director Les Waters, Managing Director Kevin E. Moore and Artistic Producer Emily Tarquin come together to discuss how they stay curious and inspired in their work. This conversation is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office at 502.584.1205 to reserve your ticket.

OVATION HAPPY HOUR

Friday, March 31, at 6:15 p.m. • Sara Shallenberger Brown Lobby This welcome reception is a great time to meet your fellow attendees while enjoying food, drink and live music.

ARTIST’S INSIGHT: TAYLOR MAC

Saturday, April 1, at 10 a.m. • Pamela Brown Auditorium “Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming every one of them,” says the New York Times of the astonishing artist whose epic durational concert, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, stirred awe and admiration this season. The award-winning Mac—a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer—joins the Humana Festival for this lively talk. This event is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office at 502.584.1205 to reserve your ticket.

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Saturday, April 1, at 10 p.m. • Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft This post-show celebration is the perfect time to chat with friends, meet new colleagues, and toast the exciting lineup of new plays. A U D I E N C E

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HUMANA FESTIVAL EVENTS Encore Weekend APRIL 6–9

ENCORE COCKTAIL MIXER

Thursday, April 6, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. • Muhammad Ali Center (144 N 6th Street) Join Artistic Director Les Waters and this year’s company of artists to celebrate the Humana Festival and experience one of Louisville’s other cultural treasures—the Muhammad Ali Center. Presented by Churchill Downs. This event is open to donors at the Dramaturg Circle and above, plus all Encore Weekend Package Holders. Please contact Susan Bramer at SBramer@actorstheatre.org or 502.584.1265 x3085.

FINDING THE PLAYERS: CASTING DIRECTORS AND NEW WORK Friday, April 7, at 1 p.m. • Bingham Theatre

This discussion, co-sponsored by Actors Theatre of Louisville and the Casting Society of America (CSA), explores the crucial behind-the-scenes work of casting professionals as they collaborate with playwrights, directors and producers to match artists with new plays. CSA is the premier organization for casting directors in film, television, theatre and new media. This conversation is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office at 502.584.1205 to reserve your ticket.

Encore HAPPY HOUR

Friday, April 7, at 6:15 p.m. • Sara Shallenberger Brown Lobby Meet your fellow attendees while enjoying food, drink, and live music.

STEINBERG/ATCA new play AWARDS Saturday, April 8, at 9 p.m.

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) join together to announce the New Play Award and citations, recognizing outstanding new plays that have premiered professionally the previous year outside of New York City. This ceremony takes place immediately prior to The Ten-Minute Plays. Please contact the Box Office at 502.584.1205 to purchase your ticket for the Steinberg/ATCA Awards and The Ten-Minute Plays.

ENCORE BASH

Saturday, April 8 at 10 p.m. • Actors Theatre Lobbies Join us in our lobby spaces for an evening of food and drink as we celebrate the closing of the Humana Festival and Actors Theatre’s 53rd Season. Come as you are or dressed to impress; either way, we are ecstatic to share this with our extended theatre family!

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A Very Special Thank You to the Supporters of

Lobster Feast 2017: The Beach Ball Co-Chairs Mac and Jessica Thompson

Presenting Sponsor Old Forester

Supporting Sponsors Delta Dental of Kentucky Republic National Distributing Company

White Clay Consulting The Voice-Tribune

VIP Table Sponsors Brown-Forman Corporation Beth Davis Fifth Third Bank Glenview Trust

Lena and Matt Hamel Hilliard Lyons LG&E and KU Energy Stites & Harbison

Other Valued Partners Art Eatables Axxis Clearwater Fine Foods essentialmedia Events, LLC

Falls City Brewing Company Hay DJ Louisville Marriott Downtown USA Image Technologies, Inc. Welch Printing

Table Sponsors Advanced Business Solutions AT&T Kentucky John and Natalie Bajandas BRAMCO, Inc. Chase Bank CSX Transportation D.D. Williamson Genscape Jan Grayson Gill and Augusta Holland Chris and Julie Kay Humana Foundation KY Select Properties

Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau Thomas and Mary Jo Mueller Al and Jamie Paradis John Selent Larry and Les Stanfield Republic Bank & Trust Thompson Miller & Simpson Todd Asset Management The Underwriters Group Wakefield Reutlinger Wino-Foodie Groupies Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Yum! Brands

In-kind donations Actors Associates Actors Education Alltrade Service Solutions Bourbon Barrel Foods Boxcar PR Brown-Forman Churchill Downs Clearwater Fine Foods Elements Massage Westport Village Elite Packaging, LLC Farm to Fork Catering Virginia Gray Henry Hyland Glass J.B. Speed Art Museum Chris and Julie Kay Kentucky Center for the Arts A-46

Kentucky Shakespeare Kentucky Space LLC Louisville Ballet Louisville Marriott Downtown Ted and Mary Nixon Pawsitively Dogs Grooming The Paw Zone, LLC Rabbit Hole Distillery Republic Bank Elizabeth Rounsavall Katie & Fred Ryser—Cycle Strike a Pose and Smile SCOUT Wendy and Kris Sirchio Mac & Jessica Thompson White Clay Consulting

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A c to r s T h e at r e B oa r d s BOARD OF DIRECTORS President Elizabeth W. Davis Vice Presidents Gill Holland Elizabeth Rounsavall Treasurer Jaleigh White Secretary Laura Douglas

Alex Alvarez John Bajandas Turney P. Berry Neville Blakemore iii Jeffrey P. Callen, MD Carolle Jones Clay William W. Crawford, Jr. Kirsten Ford Jan M. Grayson Lena Hamel Ingrid Johnson Barbara W. Juckett

Christopher Kay Mary Korfhage, PhD† Stewart Lussky Theodore H. Nixon Al Paradis Lindsey Ransdell† Theresa Reno-Weber Theodore S. Rosky‡ Marsha Beck Roth‡ Bob Saunders† Marilyn Schorin, PhD RD Matt B. Schwartz

John E. Selent Ken Selvaggi Wendy Sirchio Allan Tasman, MD‡ John L. Tate Mac Thompson Linda Valentine Roanne H. Victor‡ Karen Wunderlin

John J. Buchino, MD Mary Beth Clark Irwin H. Cutler, Jr. Gayle S. Dorsey Jane Driskell Douglass Farnsley Mrs. Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Clarence E. Glover Jack Guthrie

Ian Y. Henderson Frank B. Hower, Jr. Christine Johnson David M. Krebs Eleanor Bingham Miller Steven J. Paradis Donna King Perry Benjamin K. Richmond Donna Burks Sanders

Rev. Alfred R. Shands W. Kennedy Simpson Kathi Stearman Sherry Steinbock William M. Street Amanda Foard Tyler Ann C. Wells Jessica White

Vice President for Service Linda Gaines

Barbara Ketcham Robert Lutz Pennie Miller Nancy Mitchem Tom Morton Carol Pye Sheldon Rifkin Carla Shields Patti Slagle Val Slayton, M.D. Beth Welch

‡ Sustaining Director † Ex-Officio

ADVISORY COUNCIL Carolee Allen James B. Appleberry Lynn Ashton Irving W. Bailey Stanley Bayersdorfer Karen Bearden Winfrey Blackburn, Jr. Neville Blakemore, Jr. Cornelia W. Bonnie

ACTORS ASSOCIATES BOARD President Mary Korfhage, PhD Immediate Past President Deb Riall President-Elect Caroline Martinson Financial Secretary Doris Elder

Vice President for Communication Rita Bell Vice President for Fundraising Barbara Nichols Vice President for Hospitality Dana Cooley

Coordinator, Gift Shop Operations Pennie Miller Board Members Linda Cauble Elizabeth Cooley Jack Francis

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C o r p o r at e S u pp o r t President Circle Brown-Forman Corporation Producer Circle Yum! Family Series Director Circle Fifth Third Bank Benefactor Circle D.D. Williamson & Co., Inc. Delta Dental of Kentucky The Galt House Hotel

GE Appliances Hilliard Lyons LG&E and KU Energy Old Forester Theatre Forward Via Studio Guarantor Derby City Litho Republic National Distributing Company Tafel Motor Co. The Voice-Tribune White Clay Consulting ZFX Flying Effects

Supporter AT&T Kentucky Churchill Downs, Inc. McCarthy Strategic Solutions, LLC Partner Bearno’s Pizza Cellar Door Chocolates Heine Brothers’ Coffee Mike’s Kentucky Kitchen National Arts Club Taxi 7 Vincenzo’s Restaurant

Legacy Circle The Legacy Circle recognizes individuals who have made arrangements to support Actors Theatre in their estate plans. Anonymous Michael and Rachel Adkins Bryan R. Armstrong, Esq. Nancy L. Doctor Peter M. and Sarah D. Fuller

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Todd P. Lowe and Frances C. Ratterman Robert T. and Eleanor N. Maddox Miriam Spectre Marcus and Jerome H. Kauper Rose Mary Rommel Toebbe Roanne and Karl N. Victor, Jr.

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F o u n d at i o n a n d g ov e r n m e n t S u pp o r t President Circle Fund for the Arts Humana Foundation Producer Circle The Roy Cockrum Foundation The Shubert Foundation

Benefactor Circle Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Gheens Foundation Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund at the Fund for the Arts Shakespeare in American Communities

Louisville Metro Government The Robert W. Rounsavall, Jr. Family Foundation, Inc. Supporter The Elizabeth George Foundation Norton Foundation, Inc.

Director Circle Partner Guarantor Kentucky Arts Council The William E. Barth Edgerton Foundation National Endowment for the Foundation Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd Arts Parking Authority of River City County The Harold and Mimi Steinberg (PARC) Charitable Trust

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

The Shubert Foundation

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Gheens Foundation

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports Actors Theatre of Louisville with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts. Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Actors Theatre of Louisville.

T e a c h e r A d v i s o ry C o m m i t t e e Jenni Aberli, JCPS Literacy Specialist; Faith Anderson, Ballard High; Katie Blackerby Weible, YPAS; Hillary Boles, Louisville Collegiate School; Brent Braun, Pleasure Ridge Park High; Sylvia Bruton, Spalding University; Judy Chandler, Bullitt East High; Terrilyn Fleming, Brown School; Jennifer Girardin, Oldham County High; Kevin Gose, Valley High; Amy Harpenau, New Albany High; Tom Hayes, Bardstown High; Kyrstin Johnson, KY School for the Blind; Kim Joiner, Noe Middle; Georgette Kleier, YPAS; Alison Lambert, Oldham County High; Tiffany LaVoie, Western Middle; Kipp McDaniel, Seneca High School; Amanda McFarland-Smith, Southern High; Patti Miller, Jeffersonville High; Kate Nitzken, Louisville Archdiocese; Andy Perry, Atherton High; Steven Rahe, Western Middle; Marsha Roth, Board of Directors; Amanda Simmons, Mercy Academy; Patti Slagle, Louisville Writing Project; Tiffany Smith, Eastern High; Robbie Steiner, Floyd Central High; Carol Stewart, Bellarmine University; Frank Ward, Actors Associate/Trinity High; Amy Zuccaro, Trinity High A U D I E N C E

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Theatre Forward advances the American theatre and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country’s leading nonprofit theatres. Theatre Forward and our theatres are most grateful to the following funders: THEATRE EXECUTIVES ($50,000-$99,000) Bank of America* The Schloss Family Foundation♦ Wells Fargo*♦ BENEFACTORS ($25,000-$49,999) Buford Alexander and Pamela Farr*♦ BNY Mellon Steven & Joy Bunson*♦ Citi DeWitt Stern* Goldman, Sachs & Co. MetLife Morgan Stanley James S. & Lynne Turley*♦ Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP* PACESETTERS ($15,000‑$24,999) American Express* Bloomberg Cisco Systems, Inc.* The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. EY* Alan & Jennifer Freedman*♦

Frank & Bonnie Orlowski*♦ Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. National Endowment for the Arts♦ Pfizer, Inc. Southwest Airlines♦† Theatermania/Gretchen Shugart*♦ George S. Smith, Jr.*♦ UBS DONORS ($10,000‑$14,999) Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Epiq Systems* Karen A. & Kevin W. Kennedy Foundation Lisa Orberg♦ Presidio* Thomas C. Quick* RBC Wealth Management♦ Daniel A. Simkowitz*♦ S&P Global TD Charitable Foundation♦ Isabelle Winkles*♦ SUPPORTERS ($2,500‑$9,999) Mitchell J. Auslander*♦

Disney/ABC Television Group* Paula A. Dominick*♦ Dorfman and Kaish Family Foundation, Inc. ♦ Dramatists Play Service, Inc.* Kevin & Anne Driscoll John R. Dutt*♦ Bruce R. and Tracey Ewing*♦ Jessica Farr* Mason & Kim Granger*♦ Brian J. Harkins*♦ Gregory S. Hurst*♦ Howard and Janet Kagan♦ Joseph F. Kirk*♦ John R. Mathena *♦ Ogilvy & Mather† Jonathan Maurer and Gretchen Shugart*♦ Dina Merril & Ted Hartley* Newmark Holdings* Sills Cummis & Gross P.C. * John Thomopoulos*♦ Evelyn Mack Truitt* Leslie C. & Regina Quick Charitable Trust As of August 2016

* Theatre Forward/DeWitt Stern Fund for New American Theatre † Includes In-kind support ♦ Educating through Theatre Support Theatre Forward supporters are former supporters of National Corporate Theatre Fund and Impact Creativity. For a complete list of funders visit theatreforward.org.

I n - K i n d D o n at i o n s Alltrade Service Solutions Actors Associates Actors Education Bearno’s Pizza Bourbon Barrel Foods Boxcar PR Brown-Forman Cellar Door Chocolates Churchill Downs Clearwater Fine Foods Derby City Litho Elements Massage Westport Village Elite Packaging, LLC Farm to Fork Catering

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The Galt House Hotel Heine Brothers’ Coffee Hilliard Lyons Hyland Glass Katie and Fred Ryser-Cycle The Kentucky Center for the Arts J.B. Speed Art Museum Chris and Julie Kay Kentucky Shakespeare Kentucky Space LLC Louisville Ballet Louisville Marriott Downtown Mike’s Kentucky Kitchen Ted and Mary Nixon

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Parking Authority of River City (PARC) The Paw Zone, LLC Pawsitively Dogs Grooming Rabbit Hole Distillery Republic Bank Ms. Elizabeth Rounsavall SCOUT Wendy and Kris Sirchio Taxi 7 Mac and Jessica Thompson VIA Studio Virginia Gray Henry White Clay Consulting ZFX Flying Effects


I n d i v i d ua l S u pp o r t WORLD PREMIERE CIRCLE Visionary Circle Anonymous Christina Lee Brown Mrs. Harry S. Frazier, Jr. Producer Circle Sandra Frazier Todd P. Lowe and Fran C. Ratterman Mary and Ted Nixon Jacqueline R. and Theodore S. Rosky Ms. Elizabeth Rounsavall Director Circle John and Natalie Bajandas Brooke and Matthew Barzun Turney P. Berry and Kendra Foster Mrs. Edith S. Bingham Mr. and Mrs. David Daulton Laura M. Green Douglas Augusta and Gill Holland Mary Gwen Wheeler and David A. Jones, Jr.* Michael and Elizabeth Keyes Bruce Merrick and Karen McCoy Thomas and Mary Jo Mueller Mr. and Mrs. Ronald J. Murphy* J. A. Paradis III Marsha and David Roth John E. Selent The Rev. Alfred R. Shands Bill and Lindy Street Mr. and Mrs. Mac Thompson Designer Circle Lynn Allen and Pete Walton Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey P. Callen Sarah and Peter Fuller Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Rounsavall III Roanne Victor Playwright Circle Anonymous Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ballard Jr. Stephen Reily and Emily Bingham Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Bonnie Meredith Wilson Brown Victoria and Paul J. Diaz Nana Lampton Fairleigh and Abby Lussky The Mitchell/Rushing Family Foundation Inc. Kevin E. Moore and Mike Porto Paradis Foundation Carol and Charlie Pye Jonathan and Julie Roberts* Dr. Peter and Margaret Fife Tanguay Cathy and Allan Tasman, MD John L. Tate and Phyllis McMurry-Tate Linda and Chris Valentine Jim and Marianne Welch The Wunderlin Company Dramaturg Circle Jesse and Kim Adams Michael and Rachel Adkins

Keith Auerbach, M.D. Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson Dr. Joseph J. Buchino COL. Ishmon Burks Madelyn Buzzard Mees Heather McHold and Stephen P. Campbell Charles and Mary Beth Clark Ken and Carolle Jones Clay Ann and Stewart Cobb Mr. and Mrs. Paul T. Costel Crawford Charitable Fund Nancy L. Doctor Mr. and Mrs. Donald Finney Daniel and Kirsten Ford Ken and Judy Handmaker Bill and Joyce Holmes Dan and Lisa Jones Barbara and Bill Juckett Paul and Tracy Klein Ms. Stewart Lussky and Mr. Bob Jones Mr. and Mrs. Holland N. McTyeire IV Susan S. and Robert H. Means Dr. Catherine Newton and Dr. Gordon Strauss Rick and Becky Reed Matt and Cindy Schwartz Kris and Wendy Sirchio Habdank Foundation David and Melissa Weedman L. David Wilson Ed and Anne Wunsch Stage Manager 3 Anonymous Actors Associates Mr. and Mrs. Jon P. Arnold Dr. S.P. Auerbach Rita Jane Bell Sharon and Stephen Berger Robin Berrington Jody and John Bilney Neville Blakemore, Jr. and Gray Henry Maggie Brandt and Bert Lyons Norma B. Braver Dr. and Mrs. John J. Buchino William Burbank Dr. Phil Cochran and Ms. Marie B. Hertzman-Cochran Joan and Gregg Coleman Terry Conway Drs. Larry and Christine Cook Kevin and Mera Cossey Corlett Brad Asher and Susan Coventry Irwin and Carol Cutler Linda and Gordon Dabney Catherine Davidson and Hal Burgiss Dr. Richard Edelson and Donna Smith Fr. John G. Eifler Ewing Fahey Nancy Forsha Randy and Ginny Fox Emily and Bob Gable Jan M. Grayson Mr. John R. Gregory A U D I E N C E

Scott and JoAnn Haner Michelle and Michael Hanington Barbara B. Hardy Jane Hardy and David Schmidt Arvida and Edward Harris Hood and Heather Harris Zachary Hench Jonathan and Janet Hodes Anna Hitron and Thomas Johnston Laura and Michael Jones Steve Knight Mary Korfhage David and Carol Krebs Mr. Robert E. Kulp, Jr. Melony J. Lane Susan McNeese and Phil Lynch Adam Jalil Maamry Memorial Fund Robert T. and Eleanor Maddox Mr. and Mrs. John Mann Jr. Miriam Spectre Marcus and Jerome Hutton Kauper Caroline Martinson Bill and Mim McKenzie Bill and Michelle Mudd Sean Muldoon Duane and Anne Murner Edmund G. Nasief Al and Jamie Paradis Chris Price George W. Rapp Jr. and Lynne Meena Adam and Lauren Rogers Jaewon and Sarah Ryu Barbara Sandford Mr. Robert S. Saunders Ken and Anne Selvaggi Kennedy and Sara Simpson Patti Slagle and Steve Zimmerman Mary Ann Smania Mrs. James W. Stites, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Bodley Stites Charlotte and John Clay Stites Dr. Brandon Sutton and Karen Thomas Glenn and Ann Thomas Rose Mary Rommel Toebbe Terry and Amanda Tyler Patricia M. Varga Porter Watkins and George Bailey John Weeter, MD and Linda Weeter Sarina and Robert Weiss Will and Becky West Jaleigh and Michael White Paul and Carrie Widman Stephen and Coretta Wolford Phoebe Wood PRODUCTION CIRCLE Principal Artist Connie Back Tim and Kathy Hess Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Tindall* Supporting Role 2 Anonymous Sarah Ahmad and James Wilson Dr. Frederick Albrink and Ms. Tanja Eikenboom A-51


I n d i v i d ua l S u pp o r t Michael Alt Maureen Awbrey and Diane Kyle Chase Barmore and Jamie Isenberg Mr. and Mrs. W. Robinson Beard David and Regina Beckman Dale Boden and Ceci Conway Boden Ryan Bodman and Mary Clay Boland Stephen and Jeannie Bodney Christen and Mike Boone Bethany Breetz and Ronald Loughry Tom and Sylvia Brite Kathy and Dean Bryan Stephen and Katie Bush Doug and Jamie Butler Charles and Robyn Kane Gail and Lawrence Caruso Paul and Karen Casi Helen Cohen Steve and Lynn Cooper Dr. Keith P. Cross Gayle and Earl Dorsey Tawana Edwards Susan E. Ellison Ron and Hulyn Farr Teresa Flynn and Philippe Glaude Jack E. Francis Daniel and Lisa Gunther Clark Sonya and Ara Hacet Hollie Hopkins Cindy and Dwayne Jarboe Dr. Surinder K. and Susan L. Kad Shannon and David Kisselbaugh Henry and Marty Kuehn Dr. and Mrs. Forrest Kuhn Charles and Donna Lavelle Rabbi Laura Metzger and Cantor David Lipp Sally and Stanley MacDonald Steve and Martha Makela Mr. Joseph and Dr. Janine Malone Boyce Martin III & Melea East Marty McClelland and Lori Warren Meredith McDonough Colin McNaughton and Anne Speed McNaughton Sally and Charlie Moyer Christopher P. Murphy Ellen Ballard, MD and Dennis Neyman, PhD Lue and John Peabody Donna M. Peak Laura Petry

Melissa Richards-Person Janet and Richard Rink Bonnie and John Roth Kevin and Cheryl Sandefur John and Amanda Schriber Peggy and Phillip Shake* Ellen and Max Shapira Darrell and Nancy Shelton Dr. and Mrs. Roger J. Shott Mrs. Yandell R. Smith Ilam E. Smith Jane O. Smith Dr. John Roberts and Dr. Janet L. Smith Vertner Smith and Barbara West Tom and Cara Solley Sarah and Wright Steenrod Mr. and Mrs. Jack D. Stewart Mr. and Mrs. Steve and Cindi Sullivan Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Margaret Walker David and Shiela Wallace Mr. and Mrs. James Ward Les Waters Beth Welch Lawson and Debbie Whiting Rev. and Mrs. James Wilson Thomas and Susan Wobbe Mark F. Wood Ms. Ruth Wukasch Craft Artisan Anonymous Mary Alexander and John Downard Bill and Carlyn Altman Rebecca Begley and Robert Weekly Linda W. Cauble Patricia Chervenak Richard and Barbara Conklin Vicki Coombs Jim and Donna Costin Drs. Michael and Anita Barbee Cunningham William Curley and Linda Huss Leonidas Deters and Penelope Shaw Mary Diebold David & Paulette Dubofsky Dr. and Mrs. Walter Feibes Bill and Kathy Fensterer Greg and Kristi Fiscus Drs. Karen and Brennan Fitzpatrick Mr. Douglas D. Ford

Gregg and Leslie Fowler Clarence and Bettie Glover Dr. and Mrs. Richard Goldwin Dr. and Mrs. Diller B. Groff Tony and Allison Hammons* Chris and Marcia Hermann Lawrence and Renate Herzog Louis Hettinger H. Edgar Hill and Karen R. Hill Fritz Hilton Joyce Smith Honaker Dr. Arthur H. Isaacs Breck and Rhonda Jones Donna Y. Kays Ed Kruger and Jeff Rodgers Warner and Willie Ann Lansing Bob and Bo Manning Mary Lou and Bill Marzian David S. McMuulen and Gregory P. Matwey Mr. Neil E. Mellen and Dr. Mavin H. Martin Claire Alagia and Creighton Mershon, Sr. Patrick and Pam Michael Guy E. and Elizabeth S. Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Richard Neumayer Tanya Parke Patrice E. Paton Lindsey Ransdell Drs. Tiffany Rieser and Steven Heilman Scott Schaftlein Kurt Scharfenberger Paul Seigel Lee Smith Marian Spencer Dr. J. C. States and Ms. G. R. Russo Col (Ret.) Richard R. Stevens, Ph.D. Kirk Strack* Carrie Syberg John Tederstrom and Mark Cannon Alyssa Toerne Dr. Corazon Veza Mr. and Mrs. William W. Weber Don and Mary Wells Alice and Crawford Wells Melany Wessels Deborah Wexler and John Nutt Brenda Whittaker Carol and Bill Young Dr. Kenneth and Shelly Zegart

*This gift was made possible in part or in full through a Fund for the Arts Partnership Grant.

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Liz Magee Meredith McDonough Erin Meiman Kevin E. Moore* and Mike Porto Julie Roberts A U D I E N C E

Jeffrey S. Rodgers Peggy Shake Carrie Syberg Les Waters * Designates current staff member


Services & Amenities TICKET INFORMATION Box Office Hours (During Performances) Subject to change. Monday: 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday - Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Thursday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Order by phone (502) 584-1205 ■ 1-800-4ATL-TIX Phone orders are subject to a $2 per ticket processing fee. All orders subject to a $1 per ticket Historic Landmark Fee. Online fees vary, based on ticket cost. Order Online: ActorsTheatre.org Address: 316 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202-4218 USA special offers Season Ticket Packages A range of ticket packages are available, including incredible benefits. Call our Box Office for options or visit ActorsTheatre.org/SeasonTickets. Groups Discounts ranging from 5% to 20% are available to groups of ten or more. Call (502) 585-1210 for details. Ages 60+, Military, Students and Patrons with Disabilities 60+, military, students (full-time with valid ID) and patrons with disabilities receive 10% off single tickets. Day of Performance: Patrons with disabilities and students $24. Gift Certificates Perfect for all occasions, gift certificates are available in any amount and can be purchased at the Box Office or online at actorstheatre.org. Ticket Exchange Ticket holders may exchange their tickets either by phone or in person. As soon as possible after exchange needs are known, please call or visit our Box Office to make arrangements. Ticket exchanges may be made until 5 p.m. the day of the date on the tickets or one hour in advance of a matinee—only for another performance of the same play. Upgrade fees may apply. PLEASE NOTE Ticket discounts subject to availability, cannot be combined with other discounts, and are not valid on previously purchased tickets. Historic Landmark and phone fees apply. Not valid during blackout performances. Seating restrictions may apply. Visit ActorsTheatre.org/TicketOptions for more information. GALLERY HOURS (During Performances) Tuesday - Friday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 1 p.m. - 10 p.m. Closed Mondays and non-performance days

FOOD & BEVERAGE Food is not permitted in the theatre. Beverage Service Beverage service is available on the Mezzanine Level Tuesday–Sunday, one hour before all shows and at intermission. Post-performance beverage service is available at MilkWood. Beverages can be pre-purchased for intermission at the Mezzanine bar before all performances. MilkWood Open Tuesday-Sunday at 5:30 p.m. MilkWood, a restaurant operated by Chef Edward Lee, is located on the lower level of Actors Theatre. Food is available at the bar in the restaurant without reservations; however, reservations are recommended for table service. For reservations, please call (502) 584-MILK (6455) or visit MilkwoodRestaurant.com. Late Arrival Policy Late Seating in the Pamela Brown Auditorium or the Bingham Theatre is at the discretion of the House Manager, who can be located in the lobbies upon your arrival. Due to the intimate nature of the Victor Jory Theatre, latecomers will not be seated. Parking Accessible parking is available on the Mezzanine Level of the Actors parking garage and on the Ground Floor Level for vans. There are additional marked spaces next to the Main Street elevators on Levels 3 through 6. The Actors parking garage elevators, located along Main Street, provide direct access to theatre lobbies. For information on discount parking for theatre events or traffic updates and alerts, please visit our website at ActorsTheatre.org or contact our Box Office at 502.584.1205. EMERGENCY PROCEDURE In the event of a fire, a severe storm or an earthquake, you will be instructed by an announcement from the stage indicating the best method of exit. Please notice the multiple red exit signs in the theatre. For your safety, please exit in a calm and orderly manner. ELECTRONIC DEVICES Please silence your phone or watch alarm so it will not disrupt the performance. Use of cellular phones, pagers, cameras, recording devices or any device that will light up the rows behind you are strictly prohibited in the auditorium. If you feel you may need to be contacted in case of an emergency, check your phone or pager with the house manager. The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited. NO Firearms Firearms are strictly prohibited on these premises. CHILDREN

Children under age four are not permitted unless the production specifically appeals to very young children. All children attending an event, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Because it can be distracting to others in the theatre, if your child is disruptive or excessively restless, you may be asked to step outside.

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Services & Amenities NO SMOKING

No smoking of any kind is permitted within the facility.

ACCESSIBILITY Accessible ramps, elevators, parking, restrooms, water fountains and wheelchair seating are available for patrons with disabilities. Parking is located on levels M and 3–6 of the garage. Accessible restrooms are located on the first floor and Mezzanine Level. Sound Enhancement All theatres are equipped with an FM wireless system for hearing enhancement. Lightweight receivers with earphones or magnetic induction loops are available free of charge, with a refundable deposit, at Coat Check (October–April) or the Box Office. Audio-Described Performances Selected performances, generally during a weekend matinee, are audio described for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Describers provide a live, objective, and descriptive delivery of the visual elements of the performance in between the dialogue. A schedule is available at the Box Office. Provided by The Kentucky Center. Caption Theatre Caption Theatre is provided for selected performances for patrons who have hearing loss and may not benefit from hearing amplification. The audible elements are shown on an LED sign, in real time, as each line is spoken or sung. Reservations for this service should be made at the time of ticket purchase to ensure the best seating for this service. Provided by The Kentucky Center. LARGE-PRINT PROGRAMS Large-print programs are available at the entrance to all theatres on both levels. VOLUNTEERS Volunteer opportunities are available as a member of Actors Associates or the Usher Corps. Call (502) 584-1265. RENTALS Looking for a unique space to hold an event? Actors Theatre boasts a variety of different spaces for events ranging from meetings to conferences. Call (502) 584-1265 for details. BACKSTAGE TOURS Backstage Tours arranged by advance request. Call (502) 584-1265.

All programs, activities and services are provided equally without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. A-54

Actors Theatre Gallery

Rosemary Burkholder: Female Pioneer in Abstract Expressionism March 1 – April 9, 2017

Seven Come Eleven, acrylic on canvas, 30" x 36", Rosemary Burkholder

A discussion of the abstract expressionist movement in the Midwestern art community would not be complete without the work of Rosemary Burkholder (1921–2001). Along with the paintings of nationally known painters and teachers Paul Chidlaw (1890–1989) and Jack Meanwell (1919–2005), Rosemary Burkholder’s work completes the story of the development of abstract expressionism in the Midwest. During an era when many professional women found it difficult to reach their goals, Burkholder reached her full potential as an artist. Her work reflects a more spiritually, positive expression of the abstract expressionist movement in her place and time. More information can be found at ActorsTheatre.org. Visit Actors Theatre during the First Friday Gallery Hop, or go to ActorsTheatre.org for more information.

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T h e at r e S ta ff Artistic Director, Les Waters • Managing Director, KEVIN E. MOORE ARTISTIC Associate Artistic Director......Meredith McDonough Artistic Producer...............................Emily Tarquin Artistic Manager..................Zachary Meicher-Buzzi Company Manager....................................Dot King Literary Director............................................. Amy Wegener Literary Manager.........................Jenni Page-White Resident Dramaturg..... Hannah Rae Montgomery Literary Associate................................Jessica Reese Education Director...............................................Jane B. Jones Education Manager................ Betsy Anne Huggins Education Associate........................... Lexy Leuszler Teaching Artists................Liz Fentress, Keith McGill, Talleri McRae, Letitia Usher ADMINISTRATION General Manager........................ Jeffrey S. Rodgers Human Resources Manager................... Marie Tull Systems Manager.................................Dottie Krebs Executive Assistant............................. Janelle Baker Administrative & IT Services Coordinator......................................Alan Meyer AUDIENCE SERVICES & SALES Ticket Sales Director.......................Kim McKercher Season Tickets Manager....................Julie Gallegos Box Office Managers...............................Steve Clark, Kristy Kannapell Customer Service Representatives............................ Cheryl Anderson, LaShana Avery, Matthew Brown, Marty Huelsmann, Deva North, Chandler Smith, Veronica Thomas Volunteer and Audience Relations Director..........................................Allison Hammons House Managers................Jeanne Becker, Tiffany Bush, Elizabeth Cooley, Jordan Kelch, Marianne Zickuhr Lobby Manager.....................................Tiffany Walton Coat Check Supervisor..................... Tanisha Johnson Coat Check Attendants............................ Matt Dalton, Sandra Temgoua DEVELOPMENT Director............................................... Julie Roberts Associate Director of Development...................Shannon Kisselbaugh National Philanthropy Manager................................. Justin Williamson Community Philanthropy Manager...........................................Carrie Syberg Annual Fund Manager.............................Liz Magee Donor Relations Coordinator........... Susan Bramer FINANCE Director................................................Peggy Shake Accounting Coordinator....................... Jason Acree Accounting Assistant............................ Jillian Innes

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Director............................................... Steve Knight Public Relations Manager................. Sara Durham Marketing Manager...........................Melissa Hines Festival & Events Manager.................Erin Meiman Marketing & Communications Coordinator................................ Laura Humble Graphic Designer...........................Mary Kate Zihar Assistant Graphic Designer...................Amie Harris Group Sales Manager...........................Sarah Peters Group Sales Associate.........................Chris O’Leary OPERATIONS Director.............................Mike Schüssler-Williams Operations Manager............................... Barry Witt Building Services Supervisor..............Ricky Baldon Building Services................Deonta Burns, Joe Spencer, Jeramaine Spain Receptionist..................................Amanda Marshbanks PRODUCTION Production Manager............................Paul Werner Associate Production Manager.....Michael Whatley Production Stage Manager........ Paul Mills Holmes Resident Stage Managers...............Stephen Horton, Katie Shade Resident Assistant Stage Manager.... Jessica Kay Potter Production Assistant..........................................Leah Pye Scenic Technical Director.......................... Justin Hagovsky Associate Technical Director............ Braden Blauser Scenic Charge.................................Rachael Claxton Scene Shop Manager................Javan Roy-Bachman Master Carpenter..................................... Alexia Hall Carpenters.................... Elliot Cornett, Emily Graver, Eric Kneller, Matthew Krell, Winslow Lindsay, Brooke McPherson, Nikolas Mikkelsen, Pierre Vendette Scenic Painter..............................................Liv Joyce Deck Carpenters............................. Caitlin McCarthy, Peter Regalbuto Costumes Costume Director.....................................Mike Floyd Crafts Master.......................................Shari Cochran Wig and Makeup Supervisor.......... Jehann Gilman Wardrobe Supervisors.......................Emily Astorian, Molly Herman Draper/Tailor..........................................Jeffery Park First Hand...................................... Natalie Maynard Stitcher Captain................................Elizabeth Hahn Stitchers..................... Melissa Allgeier, Faith Brown, Lilly Higgs, Christina Marcantonio Costume Design Assistants........... Maggie McGrann, Adrienne Nixon Wig and Makeup Assistant...............Tanner Pippert Wardrobe and Wig Assistant............... Byrone Smith Lighting Supervisor........................................Jason E. Weber Assistant Lighting Supervisor............. Dani Clifford Master Electrician............................ John Newman

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T h e at r e S ta ff Pamela Brown Lighting Technician............Jacqueline Malenke Bingham Lighting Technician............Lauren Gallup Swing Lighting Technician........Oliver Kassenbrock Lighting Technicians..................... Christian Bowyer, Çolin Evans, Aaron Hutto, Riley Noble Sound Supervisor.............................................. Paul Doyle Assistant Sound Supervisor.............. Jessica Collins Sound Technicians............................. Rachel Regan, Rachel Spear, Amanda Werre Properties Director..............................................Mark Walston Props Master..................................Carrie Mossman Assistant Properties Master.............Heather Lindert Carpenter Artisan..............................Karl Anderson Soft Goods Artisan...........................Jessie Combest General Artisan.................................Bradley Baute Props Artisan.......................................Sidney Martin Props Observer................................. Lindsey Sample Video Media Technologist..........................Philip Allgeier Professional Training Company Director...............................................Michael Legg Associate Director............................... John Rooney Acting......................................................................... Carter Caldwell, Andres Nicolas Chaves, Andrew Cutler, Jenn Geiger, Abby Leigh Huffstetler, Daniel Johnson, Kelsey Johnson, Elijah Jones, Kevin Kantor, Sam Kotansky, Anna Lentz, Kathiamarice Lopez, Laakan McHardy, Alexandra Milak, Regan Moro, Grace Palmer, Jacob Sabinsky, Anne-Marie Trabolsi, Alice Wu Arts Administration............................Katie Foggiano

Communications....................................Kate Leggett Company Management/ Hospitality................................... Chandler Smith Development................................... Rachael Everson Directing..............Lila Rachel Becker, Sammy Zeisel Dramaturgy/Literary Management..... Bryan Howard, Paige Vehlewald Education/Teaching Artists...........Elliott Talkington, Victoria Marie Masteller Events and Festival Management.......................Allison Paige Gilman Lighting................................................. Natasha Bray Marketing.................................................Jenny Wilde Production Management..................... Hannah Cava Scenic Painting................................ Hannah Allgeier Stage Management................................Alexis Breese, Michael Donnay, Emily Pathman, Katherine Thesing Usher Captains Alex Ackerman, Dolly Adams, Star Adams, Shirley Adkins, Marie Allen, Katherine Austin, June Blair, Libba & Chuck Bonifer, Tanya Briley, Maleva Chamberlain, Donna Conlon, Terry Conway, Laurie Eiden, Doris Elder, Reese Fisher, Joyce French, Carol Halbleib, LuAnn & Tom Hayes, Candace Jaworski, Barbara Nichols, Teresa Nusz, Judy Pearson, Beth Phipps, Nancy Rankin, Bob Rosedale, Tim Unruh, Joshua Van Nort, David Wallace, Megg Ward Actors Theatre’s Company Doctor Dr. Andrew Mickler, F.A.C.S.

Members of the Professional Training Company receive additional training at the Louisville Ballet School.

Actors Theatre of Louisville was founded in 1964 by Richard Block in association with Ewel Cornett. Jon Jory was Producing Director from 1969 to 2000. Alexander Speer was Executive Director from 1965 to 2006.

Artists under Commission In addition to reading script submissions from around the country, Actors Theatre of Louisville builds relationships with playwrights and encourages the creation of new work by commissioning plays from artists whom we admire. A new play commission engages a writer to pen a piece specifically for Actors Theatre of Louisville and allows us to support the work’s development from the earliest stages of inspiration onward. Some notable past full-length plays commissioned by Actors Theatre and produced in the Humana Festival of New American Plays include The Christians by Lucas Hnath, For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday by Sarah Ruhl, Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo, Maple and Vine by Jordan Harrison (co-commission with Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Big Love and The Glory of the World by Charles Mee, and Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies (winner of the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama).

Commissioned writers currently include: Jeff Augustin Jackie Sibblies Drury Emily Feldman Sarah Gubbins A-56

Cory Hinkle Lucas Hnath Rajiv Joseph & Bill Sherman Basil Kreimendahl A U D I E N C E

Taylor Mac A. Rey Pamatmat Mark Schultz Naomi Wallace & Ismail Khalidi

41st Humana Festival of New American Plays Program  
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