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2017/18 Season




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Artistic Director’s Welcome @americanrep #BurnAllNightART

Welcome to Burn All Night, and welcome to our 2017/18 Season! This production is a world-premiere musical developed specifically for OBERON’s club-theater environment. Inspired by youth culture on the eve of global catastrophe, the show immerses us in live music and dance in order to pose questions which resonate deeply in our current moment: in times of uncertainty, how do we know which way to go? What do we fight for? Burn All Night is the work of a team of emerging artists. Following his work as an actor in both musical theater and television, Andy Mientus (“Smash,” Spring Awakening) is making his debut as a writer. The creators of this production’s music are Van Hughes, Brett Moses, and Nicholas LaGrasta— members of the synth-pop band Teen Commandments, all making their A.R.T. debuts with this show. We also welcome director Jenny Koons, whose work on productions including A Sucker Emcee, Theatre for One, and Queen of the Night, as well as on social justice initiatives including The Ghostlight Project, demonstrates her passion for reimaging the ways that we assemble as both artists and citizens. Choreographer Sam Pinkleton returns to A.R.T. following his Tony-nominated work on Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; OBERON audiences may also recognize his work from ONTHEFLOOR, RoosevElvis, and Kansas City Choir Boy. Joining these artists are a remarkable ensemble of actors and musicians— including returning A.R.T. actors MJ Rodriguez (Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women), Ken Clark (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), and Jamar Williams (Witness Uganda). Over the course of this production’s rehearsal process here in Cambridge, this ensemble has collaborated in bringing to life the characters you are about to meet. Born out of anxiety about the end of the world, this show is a powerful reminder of the values of community and creation.

DIANE PAULUS The Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director American Repertory Theater

The A.R.T. Institute Class of 2018’s 2017/18 Season


October 5 & 6, 2017

Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Melia Bensussen

Charlotte’s Web

December 17, 2017 - January 7, 2017

Adapted by Joseph Robinette Based on the story by E.B. White Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky


January 19 - 21, 2018

Written by Leslye Headland Directed by Scott Zigler


March 15 - 17, 2018

Written by Kirsten Greenidge

Our Town May 20- 25, 2018

Written by Thornton Wilder Directed by Marcus Stern

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Costume Design EVAN PRIZANT


Lighting Design BRADLEY KING

Associate Choreographer ARI GROOVER

Sound Design JESSICA PAZ

Production Stage Manager TAYLOR BRENNAN*

Music Supervision & Vocal Arrangements CIAN McCARTHY

Choreographer SAM PINKLETON Director JENNY KOONS First performance at OBERON on August 18, 2017. A.R.T. SEASON SUPPORT

The A.R.T. 2017/18 Season is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which receives support from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

2017/18 at the A.R.T.


A “non-fiction invention” based on recorded conversations between two of America’s most enigmatic artistic personas.

Sense and Sensibility December 10, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Bedlam’s exuberant staging of Jane Austen’s classic comes to Cambridge.

Charlotte’s Web

December 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Our family programming continues this holiday season. Ages 5+.

HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True January 26 - February 11, 2018

Combining song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance.

The White Card February 24 - March 18, 2018

A world premiere play about the unnamed intentions behind America’s conversations about race.

Jagged Little Pill May 5 - June 30, 2018

A new musical adaptation of Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard’s ground-breaking album.

Jessica Frey, Laura Baranik, Andrus Nichols and Stephan Wolfert in Bedlam’s Sense and Sensibility at The Gym at Judson, 2016.

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(in order of appearance)

Bobby............................................................................LINCOLN CLAUSS* Zak..................................................................................................KEN CLARK* Holly.......................................................................KRYSTINA ALABADO* Will....................................................................................PERRY SHERMAN* The Kids..............................................GABRIELLE CARRUBBA*, AURIE CEYLON*, MARQUIS JOHNSON*, ASHLEY LaLONDE, AJ RAFAEL*, MJ RODRIGUEZ*, JAMAR WILLIAMS* DANCE CAPTAIN GABRIELLE CARRUBBA*

BAND Bandleader/Keyboards: MICHAEL MASTROIANNI Drums: MAXIME CHOLLEY Bass: MADDIE JAY Guitar: CLAUDIO RAINÃ’ (*) Member of Actors' Equity Association

PROCLAMATION An after-school devised theater ensemble of high school juniors and seniors, who create and perform an original show inspired by the critical social issues of our day, mentored by A.R.T. artists and Harvard scholars. APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2017



ADDITIONAL STAFF Assistant Stage Manager...................................................ALYCIA MARUCCI* Assistant Scenic Designer.............................................................MADIE HAYS Costume Design Assistant.................................................AISLINN BROPHY Assistant Lighting Designer....................................................BAILEY COSTA Assistant Sound Designer..........................................................PETER GANGI Voice and Text...............................................................................ERIKA BAILEY Assistant Director............................................................THOMAS PETERSON Script Consultant......................................................................TONY MENESES Assistant Music Director......................................................................BRIAN GE Keyboard & Computer Programmer......................NICHOLAS LaGRASTA Additional Programming...........................................................BRETT MOSES Copyist........................................................................................DANIEL GITTLER A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg..........................................YAN CHEN Producing Assistant............................................................EMILY BERGQUIST Production Assistants.......................................................BECKETT MULLEN, CLAIRE RIVKIN Additional equipment provided by ETC New York.

A.R.T. SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM Tara Balan, Emerson College '19, Development Finn Bamber, Maumee Valley Country Day School '18, Lighting Hannah Berkowitz, New York University '21, Artistic Lily Davis, The Brearly School '18, Artistic Brian Ge, Harvard University '18, Artistic^ Holden Higgins, Stuyvesant High School '18, Artistic David Lynch, Harvard University '20, Education & Community Programs^ Ashley LaLonde, Harvard University '20, Artistic^ Michelle LoRicco, University of Central Florida MFA '18, Education & Community Programs Beckett Mullen, Harvard University '18, Artistic^ Thomas Peterson, Harvard University '18, Artistic^ Allison Pichowicz, Carnegie Mellon University MAM '18, Marketing Claire Rivkin, Harvard University '19, Artistic^ Zoë Sonnenberg, Stanford University '18, Education & Community Programs Jamie Tippett, Stanford University '19, Sound ^With support from the Harvard University Office of Career Services

SPECIAL THANKS Hunter Arnold, TBD Theatricals MIT Music and Theater Arts

The show runs approximately 90 minutes, including one five-minute intermission.


A Note from Writer Andy Mientus In the spring of 2008, a buddy of mine stopped a college house party cold when he announced casually that he’d be dead in four years. Alarmed, I pulled him aside and asked him if he was thinking of harming himself or hiding some illness or addiction. Calmly, he told me no, that we would all be dead, because the apocalypse was coming on December 21, 2012. That fall, at my 22nd birthday party, I met Van Hughes in a bathtub as I went to make sure a friend was vomiting in the toilet rather than the bidet as instructed. (She failed the task.) In the time between that spring

"A story about youth and nightlife should be told with the music of youth and nightlife."

college party and my birthday in the fall, my father died suddenly, and I dropped out of school to go on the road with a musical. I wasn’t making very much money, but it was just enough to afford my very worst behavior. I know now that I was grieving, but at the time, I felt that I was making the most of the ticking time bomb I had inherited from generations past. Immediate pleasure was far more reliable than long-term goals because we could be gone at any moment. Friends and lovers seemed more appealing than family because you could always get more friends and lovers. I put all of this anxiety and revelry into a collection of disparate scenes with some tuneless poems


purely to have some place to put it. Not much remains from those messy first sketches except an idea that a story about youth and nightlife should be told with the music of youth and nightlife—not a theatrical approximation of those sounds, but the real thing. It wasn’t a revolutionary idea, but a return to form. In the Golden Age, you would hear "Hey There" in The Pajama Game onstage and then go home and hear it on the radio. When musicals were at the zenith of their popularity, there was no divide between “pop” and “show tunes.” I thought of the boy in the bathtub. I Facebooked Van, who happened to know and sometimes write with a synth-pop band, Teen Commandments. They agreed to try writing a couple of songs. It was the first instance of inexplicable serendipity that has led us here, tonight, to you. Thankfully, December 2012 came and went without incident, but I wish I could say I felt more optimistic about what lies ahead for us all. Since then, the Earth has gotten warmer, the phones have gotten smarter, the bombs reach further, and our politics have gotten uglier. But tonight, in this space where theater and nightlife mesh (more serendipity), we have a show for you. In its creation over many years, Burn All Night has brought me inspiring friends and collaborators, newfound passion for what has always made this genre magical, and best of all, forgiveness and even affection for that younger, messier me. People make mistakes when they are scared. It’s not the end of the world.


A Note from Director Jenny Koons Burn All Night is a story of

were working on a show together.

creation in a world of uncertainty.

He mentioned in passing that he

Creation of art. Of adulthood.

was writing a musical with his

Of family. Of self. Creation of

friends and wondered if I might

belonging when the world is

give it a read. Within the first

telling you to shut up and grow

pages, I recognized myself so

up. Creation of purpose when

clearly in the themes at the heart

the world you thought you knew

of the show. It echoed questions

suddenly shifts beneath you. It

I was asking myself: how do I

is the world we’re living in now,

find the purpose to create when

of Hurricane Sandy, of political

the world and its problems are

warfare, of Oklahoma earthquakes.

overwhelming? Why do I feel

We feel helpless in the face of

isolated while living in a world with

challenges that feel too big to

so much noise? In the years since

fix. And yet, we love and create

that first read, the themes have

and try and fail. We call out to be

only deepened for me.

heard, to be seen, to be felt, even

Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva.

In the summer of 2015, Van and I

Jenny Koons in a rehearsal with the cast of Burn All Night.

when everything around us says be

community forms. And tonight,

quiet, be smaller, be less.

that community includes you.

It is also the story of how a

And so, as humans always

tiny spark can create something

have, we gather around the light.

so much bigger than ourselves.

We tell stories. We ask those

While the ember of the story was

unanswerable questions in the

kindled a decade ago at a house

dark. We dance and sweat and

party, the fears and questions

make delicate peace with the

experienced by the characters feel


stunningly relevant today. Over the years, these big questions at the heart of the story have brought more and more people to the fire. Not to find answers, but to find connection in the asking, in the unknown. And as more people gather to the flame, a new 11

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September 14 - 16, 2017

A solo performance in the form of a basketball game about what it means to survive while black in America.

ONTHEFLOOR November 10 & 11, 2017

The Dance Cartel returns to Cambridge with their whirlwind of electrifying movement.

The Fever

November 15 - 19, 2017

Performed in complete collaboration with the audience, The Fever examines how we assemble, organize, and care for the bodies around us.

Queer Heartache February 9 & 10, 2018

Kit Yan returns after last season’s sold-out I.D. Festival performance.

Dragon Lady

March 22 - 24, 2018

Sara Porkalob presents this timely new musical about what it means to come to America.

Wig Out!

April 26 - May 13, 2018

Bringing the riotous, defiant drag queen subculture of the early 2000s to glorious, vivid life.

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Photo: Jim Carmody


Now in its third year, GLOWBERON continutes bringing world-class cabaret and solo performance to Cambridge.

Cast KRYSTINA ALABADO Holly A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: American Psycho (Original Broadway Cast, Vanden), Green Day’s American Idiot. National Tours: Evita (Mistress), American Idiot, Spring Awakening. Off-Broadway: David Bowie’s Lazarus, NYTW; Camp Wanatachi (Titi), La MaMa. Regional: Miss You Like Hell, La Jolla Playhouse; Beautiful Room, Long Wharf Theatre; Pregnancy Pact, Weston Playhouse. Workshops: This Ain’t No Disco, Between The Lines, Whisper House, American Psycho, Lazarus, among others. TV/Film: “Tyrant,” FX; First Reformed (2018 release). @krystinaalabado GABRIELLE CARRUBBA Viv/The Kids/ Dance Captain A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Millie), Reagle Music Theatre; 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Olive), Amity Creative Theater; Spring Awakening (Wendla), Boston Conservatory. Education: BFA (Musical Theater), Boston Conservatory. AURIE CEYLON Elin/The Kids A.R.T.: Debut. Tours: American Idiot (Second International; Whatsonstage Award Winner, Best Regional Musical), HAIR (International Tour), The Lightning Thief (National Tour). Workshops: Manhattan Kids, My Name is Annie King, Runaways. Concerts: Tales of the City, Music Box; Marcus Nate is Alive and Great, National Black Theatre. TV/Film: Wanted (2017), Buckskin Jack (2011). Education: BFA (Acting), Howard University.


KEN CLARK Zak A.R.T.: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812. Broadway: The Great Comet. Off-Broadway: The Great Comet, Kazino; February House, Public Theater. First National Tour: La Cage aux Folles. Regional: Moonshine (Bucky Jr.), Dallas Theater Center; Camelot (Arthur), Drury Lane Theater; Rent (Roger), Syracuse Stage; Urinetown (Bobby), Connecticut Rep; Sweeney Todd (Anthony), The Gateway. TV: “House of Cards,” Netflix; “The Blacklist,” NBC; “Gotham,” FOX. Education: University of Miami. LINCOLN CLAUSS Bobby A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: All Shook Up, My Fair Lady, Tent Theater. Concerts: Best of Broadway with Sutton Foster, The Cincinnati Pops; Times Have Changed, Joe’s Pub. Education: BFA (Musical Theatre), Ball State University. MARQUIS JOHNSON Nick/The Kids A.R.T.: Debut. International Tours: Beauty and The Beast (Lumiere). Regional: Dreamgirls (Jimmy Early), Memphis (Wailin Joe), My Heart is The Drum (World Premiere, Lishan/Joe), Hairspray, Rent, Big River. Workshop: My Heart is The Drum. Concerts: Blood Brothers, 54 Below. Education: BFA, Point Park University. @marqjohnson

ASHLEY LaLONDE Kayla/The Kids A.R.T.: Arrabal (Newscaster). OBERON Presents: Violet (Lula Buffington). Harvard: Into the Woods (The Witch), 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (Voice 1). Workshops: Camp 2, Dora the Explorer LIVE!. Community: Sister Act (Deloris Van Cartier), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), The Wiz (Dorothy), West Side Story (Anita). Concerts: More Shows We’ve Done, 54 Below; Celebration, Carnegie Hall. Education: current undergraduate student at Harvard College, intended BA '20 (Sociology; Secondary in Theater, Dance & Media). AJ RAFAEL Oz/The Kids A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Spring Awakening (Georg), Riverside Repertory Theatre; Young Frankenstein (Musical Director), Performance Riverside; Songs For A New World (Musical Director), Barn Stage Company. Concerts: Red Roses Tour, Southeast Asia, Canada, Australia, US; Music Speaks (ft. Tori Kelly, Quest Crew, Miranda Sings) (2009-2012), Anaheim, CA; Scott Alan In Concert, Hippodrome London. Albums: Red Roses (2011), Beautiful Escape EP (2013) available on Apple Music, Spotify, and

PERRY SHERMAN Will A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Fun Home. National Tours: Next to Normal, Spring Awakening. New York: Milk and Honey (David), York Theatre. Toronto: Les Misérables (Marius). Regional: Amélie (Lucien, World Premiere), Berkeley Rep (choreo. Sam Pinkleton); Ballad of Little Jo (Ernie), Two River Theater. Education: Carnegie Mellon University. JAMAR WILLIAMS Brett/The Kids A.R.T.: Witness Uganda. Off-Broadway: The Hairy Ape (dir. Richard Jones), Park Avenue Armory; The Death of The Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Signature; Invisible Thread, Second Stage; Broken Window Theory, Nuyorican Cafe. Regional: Cardboard Piano, Humana Festival; Hairspray, The Piano Lesson, Santa Rosa Rep. Workshops/Readings: “Untitled Musical” (Jeanine Tesori and David LindsayAbaire), Sundance Theatre Lab; Fire in Dreamland, Public Theater; “Directors Lab 2016,” Lincoln Center; Kill Floor, LCT3; Choir Boys, MTC. Tours: Theatre Works USA. Education: University of North Carolina School of the Arts. @jamer12

MJ RODRIGUEZ Oona/The Kids A.R.T.: Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women. Off-Broadway: Rent (Angel), New World Stages; New York: Runaways, New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center; Street Children, New Ohio Theater; Dreamgirls; The Pajama Game; Once on This Island. TV: “Nurse Jackie”; “The Carrie Diaries,” CW; “Luke Cage,” Netflix. Film: Saturday Church!. Twitter/Instagram: @MjRodriguez; Facebook: @MJRFanPage.


Band MICHAEL MASTROIANNI Bandleader/Keyboards A.R.T.: Debut. Music director, orchestrator, multi-instrumentalist for over 100 musical theater productions. Off-Broadway: Green Card the Musical. Regional: Next to Normal, Carrie, Sister Act, Avenue Q, Gypsy, The Full Monty, Rent, Les Miserables, Cabaret, The Wiz, Legally Blonde. Current student of Berklee College of Music studying film scoring. MAXIME CHOLLEY Drums A.R.T.: Debut. Music: Performances and/ or recordings with Tigran Hamasyan, Mono Neon, Darren Barrett, Omar Offendum, and more in Boston and France. Awards: “Prix des Neiges,” Savoiexpo Foundation; “Bourse de la Vocation,” Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation. Education: Artist Diploma (Drums Performance; Avedis Zildjian Endowed Scholarship), Berklee College of Music.

MADDIE JAY Bass A.R.T.: Debut. Music: Moondog (2017), Meanwhile… (2016), Not Going Back (2015), Maddie Jay and the pH Collective; other work on electric bass and fiddle. Education: Berklee College of Music. CLAUDIO RAINÒ Guitar A.R.T.: Debut. Regional: Bridges of Madison County (Guitar Chair), Speakeasy Stage Co.; The Fantasticks (Guitar Chair), Stonington Opera House; West Side Story, City of Angels, Avenue Q, Cabaret, Next to Normal, Berklee College of Music. Festivals: Outside the Box, Boston Book Festival, Annual Words and Music Festival. Education: BM (Guitar Performance), Berklee College of Music. Claudio is a Boston-based guitarist hailing from Rome, Italy.


Creative Team ANDY MIENTUS Book & Lyrics A.R.T.: Debut. Andy Mientus makes his theatrical writing debut with Burn All Night. Together with his husband, Michael Arden, he conceived Deaf West Theatre’s Tony Award-nominated revival of Spring Awakening, in which he also acted at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Los Angeles and the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Broadway. As an actor, he has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, at theaters such as The Mark Taper Forum and The Kennedy Center, and on television. He has twice been named in Out Magazine’s list of the 100 most compelling LGBT people of the year. Education: Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, University of Michigan. VAN HUGHES Music A.R.T.: Debut. Van Hughes is known for his work as an actor, singer/ instrumentalist, and composer. He starred in Green Day’s American Idiot on Broadway opposite Billie Joe Armstrong and led the US Tour. Other Broadway credits: Deaf West’s Spring Awakening, 9 to 5, and Hairspray. He appeared in both Sex and the City films, Rachel Getting Married, and guest-starred on Law & Order: SVU, Royal Pains, and One Life To Live. He also composes music for films, most notably Graham Skipper’s Sequence Break (2017). Van plays bass in the Brooklyn synth-pop band Teen Commandments. Education: BA (Theater) Fordham University. NICHOLAS LaGRASTA Music A.R.T.: Debut. Based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Nick LaGrasta creates original music and sound design for advertising, film, and interactive media. Nicholas has scored music for clients including Sundance Channel, Sprint, Nissan, and MTV, and is a founding member of Brooklyn synth-pop band Teen Commandments. Education: BM (Music Production, Composition, Guitar Performance), Berklee College of Music (2009).

BRETT MOSES Music A.R.T.: Debut. Brett Moses is a modernday tent revivalist and inducer of ecstasies. A punk-trained songwriter, singer, and keyboardist, Brett is commonly seen on stage with his synth-pop band, Teen Commandments. Education: BA (The Sociology of Music), New York University. Twitter: @paradiseinnyc. Instagram/Facebook: @teencommandments. JENNY KOONS Director A.R.T.: Debut. Recent projects: A Sucker Emcee, National Black Theatre; Airness, Humana Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville; What Are You Doing Here? (by Charles Fuller), Golden State Freeway (by John Guare), My Anniversary (by David Henry Hwang), Deja Vu and This Moment After (by Regina Taylor), Barrel Wave (Naomi Wallace), Theatre for One (World Premieres); The Blueprint, NYU Graduate Acting; K-I-S-S-I-N-G, Huntington Summer Workshop; {my lingerie play}, Joe’s Pub; Runaways, New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center; Instant SPKRBOX, SPKRBOX Festival commission, Norway; Bars and Measures (World Premiere), National New Play Network; Gimme Shelter, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games commission; Abyme, Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Dixon Place; A Sucker Emcee, LAByrinth Theater, SPKRBOX Festival, Verkstedhallen, Dramatikkens Hus; Queen of the Night (Associate/ Resident Director, 2014 Drama Desk Award); The Odyssey Project, Dixon Place, Site-specific across NYC. Jenny is curator of the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center Lobby Project, co-curator of the 2016 Toronto ThisGen Conference, and co-founder of Artists 4 Change NYC (National Black Theatre). She is on the steering committee for The Ghostlight Project, serves on the advisory board for UK-based Artistic Directors of the Future, and is a member of New York City Center’s Artists' Board.


Creative Team SAM PINKLETON Choreographer A.R.T.: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; RoosevElvis. OBERON Presents: ONTHEFLOOR, Kansas City Choir Boy. Broadway: The Great Comet (Tony nomination), Significant Other, Amélie, Machinal, Heisenberg. OffBroadway: BAM, Soho Rep, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout, MTC, Theatre for a New Audience. Regional: Center Theatre Group, Berkeley Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Pig Iron Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre, Kansas City Rep. Sam is an Associate Artist with The Civilians and The Dance Cartel and is Artistic Associate for New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center, where he directed Runaways. SARA BROWN Scenic Designer A.R.T.: The Shape She Makes, The Lily’s Revenge. A.R.T. Institute: Bride, Widow, Hag, A Bright New Boise, Twelfth Night. New York: Hagoromo, BAM Next Wave Festival; World of Wires, The Kitchen; A House in Bali, BAM. Regional: Death of a Salesman, Skeleton Crew (upcoming) and Appropriate, Trinity Repertory Company; Edward II, Actor’s Shakespeare Project. She is the Director of Design for Music and Theater Arts at MIT. EVAN PRIZANT Costume Designer A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway (Associate Costume Designer): Sunday in the Park with George (with Jake Gyllenhaal). Off-Broadway: The Providence of Neighboring Bodies, Ars Nova/Dutch Kills; Samuel and Alasdair: A Personal History of the Robot Wars, Ars Nova/ The Mad Ones; Gormanzee and Other Stories, The Flea/Anna+Meredith. Regional: James and The Giant Peach, And Then They Came for Me, Stage One Louisville; I Saw His Body and Forgot My Own, Soaking WET; Some Editing and Some Theme Music, FringeNYC, NOLA Fringe. Education: MFA, Boston University; BA, Tulane University.


BRADLEY KING Lighting Designer A.R.T.: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; O.P.C. Broadway: The Great Comet (Tony Award). OffBroadway: LCT3; Ars Nova; Signature; Atlantic; Cherry Lane. New York: LAByrinth Theater Company; The Kitchen; Wild Project. Regional: Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre, Penobscot Theatre, The Old Globe, South Coast Rep, Virginia Stage, Yale Rep, Williamstown Theatre Festival. Opera: Bard Summerscape, Boston Early Music Festival, Kentucky Opera, NYCO, Opera Omaha, Vancouver Opera, Virginia Opera. Education: MFA, NYU. JESSICA PAZ Sound Designer A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway (Associate Designer): Bandstand; Dear Evan Hansen; Fela!, Workshops, Off-Broadway, Broadway, National Theatre London, European Tour, Lagos, Nigeria, US National Tour. Off-Broadway (Designer): A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Delacorte Theatre; A Sucker Emcee; The Muscles in Our Toes, LAByrinth; Becoming Dr. Ruth, Westside Theater; Looking for the Pony, Vital Theater Co.; Women Beware Women, Red Bull Theater; STRETCH (A Fantasia), New Georges. CIAN McCARTHY Music Supervision & Vocal Arrangements A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: The Book of Mormon, In The Heights, Miss Saigon. Tours: The Book of Mormon, In The Heights. Off-Broadway: Invisible Thread (Additional Orchestrations), Second Stage; Kingdom, Public Theater. Regional: A Little More Alive, Kansas City Rep; The Weird Sisters, Old Globe; Tales of the City (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award nomination, Best Musical Direction), A.C.T. Symphonic Arrangements: Allen Stone, Seattle Rock Opera. Performances: Lincoln Center, Blue Note, National Concert Hall, Guinness Jazz Festival, keyboardist on numerous commercial recording sessions. Education: Berklee College of Music.

STEPHANIE YANKWITT Casting A.R.T.: Debut. Theater (current projects): Fugard Theatre, Cape Town, South Africa; Tectonic Theater Project, NYC. Film (current projects): Sweet Home Tennessee, Opening Night Prods/Opus Films; Give Me Liberty, Animal Kingdom/ A24. Stephanie Yankwitt is the Director of Casting for TBD Casting. Stephanie also partners with founding producer Hunter Arnold for TBD Theatricals. Burn All Night has been in development with TBD since Fall 2014. ARI GROOVER Associate Choreographer Broadway: Holler If Ya Hear Me. OffBroadway: Bare: The Musical; Half Time (World Premiere). Regional: The Donna Summer Musical (World Premiere), La Jolla Playhouse. TV/Film: “Law and Order: SVU,” Spider-man: Homecoming; 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?. Choreography: In the Heights, NYU; Broadway Dreams; She Created It. TAYLOR BRENNAN Production Stage Manager A.R.T.: Stage Manager: Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education; O.P.C.; The Shape She Makes; The Donkey Show. Assistant Stage Manager: The Night of the Iguana; Fingersmith; RoosevElvis; Kansas City Choir Boy; Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812; The Heart of Robin Hood; All the Way; The Glass Menagerie; The Lily’s Revenge; Once. Production Associate: Prometheus Bound; The Blue Flower; Cabaret. Production Coordinator: Hansel and Gretel; Nutcracker Turbo: And Other Love Stories; Bob: A Life in Five Acts; As You Like It; The Snow Queen. Education: BFA (Summa Cum Laude), Boston University.

ERIKA BAILEY Voice and Text A.R.T.: The Night of the Iguana, Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, Fingersmith, Waitress, In the Body of the World, O.P.C. Broadway: Mary Stuart. Boston area: New Electric Ballroom, Gloucester Stage Company; Absurd Person Singular, Nora Theatre Company. Regional: Arms and the Man, Guthrie Theatre; A Christmas Carol, McCarter Theatre; The Foreigner, Cabaret, Bus Stop, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Christmas Carol, Kansas City Repertory Theatre. A.R.T. Institute Head of Voice & Speech: vocal production, dialects, Shakespeare; heads MFA program in voice pedagogy. MA (Voice Studies), the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. ALYCIA MARUCCI Assistant Stage Manager A.R.T.: The Donkey Show, Fingersmith, Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812. Opera: Le Carnaval de Venise, works by Ulisse, Pergolesi, Charpentier (Production Stage Manager), Boston Early Music Festival; Guilio Cesare (Production Stage Manager), Boston Baroque. Musical Theater: Showboat, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Rent, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fiddlehead Theatre Company. Plays: Finish Line (Production Stage Manager), Boston Theater Company. Education: BA (Arts Admin.), Suffolk University.

The actors and stage managers employed in this production are members of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

United Scenic Artists represents the designers and scenic painters for the American Theatre.

The Director and Choreographer are members of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.

The musicians employed in this production are members of the American Federation of Musicians.

The American Repertory Theater is a member of ArtsBoston, StageSource, and Theatre Communications Group.


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BOARD OF TRUSTEES Steve Johnson, Chair Amy Brakeman Laurie Burt Paul Buttenwieser RoAnn Costin Mike Dreese Zita Ezpeleta Michael Feinstein Provost Alan M. Garber Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Catherine Gellert Rebecca Grafstein Lori Gross Ann Gund Sarah Hancock Jonathan Hulbert Alan K. Jones Robin Kelsey Herman "Dutch" Leonard Serena Lese Dennis Masel Thomas B. McGrath Rebecca Milikowsky Ward Mooney Bob Murchison Dan Nova Andrew Ory Diane Paulus Diane Quinn Mike Sheehan Sid Yog

BOARD OF ADVISORS Ann Gund, Co-Chair Karen Mueller, Co-Chair Paolo Abelli Frances Shtull Adams Yuriko Jane Anton Robert Bowie, Jr. Philip Burling* Greg Carr Antonia Handler Chayes* Lucy Chung Lizabeth Cohen Lisa Coleman Kathleen Connor Rohit Deshpande Susan Edgman-Levitan Shanti Fry Erin Gilligan Jonathan Glazer Candy Kosow Gold Rachael Goldfarb Barbara Wallace Grossman Peggy Hanratty Marcia Head James Higgins Horace H. Irvine II Brenda Jarrell Emma Torres Johnson Jerry Jordan Dean Huntington Lambert G. Barrie Landry Ursula Liff Timothy Patrick McCarthy Travis McCready Jim Nuzzo Irv Plotkin Martin Puchner Ellen Gordon Reeves Pat Romeo-Gilbert Linda U. Sanger Maggie Seelig Dina Selkoe John A. Shane Michael Shinagel Lisbeth Tarlow Sarasina Tuchen Susan Ware Michael Yogman Stephen H. Zinner, M.D. *Emeriti


The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work in Cambridge and beyond. The A.R.T. was founded in 1980 by Robert Brustein, who served as Artistic Director until 2002, when he was succeeded by Robert Woodruff. Diane Paulus began her tenure as Artistic Director in 2008. Under the leadership of Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, the A.R.T. seeks to expand the boundaries of theater by programming events that immerse audiences in transformative theatrical experiences. Throughout its history, the A.R.T. has been honored with many distinguished awards, including the Tony Award for Best New Play for All the Way (2014); consecutive Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical for Pippin (2013) and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (2012), both of which Paulus directed; a Pulitzer Prize; a Jujamcyn Prize for outstanding contribution to the development of creative talent; the Regional Theater Tony Award; and numerous Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards. The A.R.T. collaborates with artists around the world to develop and create work in new ways. It is currently engaged in a number of multi-year projects, including a new collaboration with Harvard's Center for the Environment that will result in the development of new work over several years. Under Paulus’s leadership, the A.R.T.’s club theater, OBERON, has been an incubator for local and emerging artists and has attracted national attention for its innovative programming and business models. As the professional theater on the campus of Harvard University, the A.R.T. catalyzes discourse, interdisciplinary collaboration, and creative exchange among a wide range of academic departments, institutions, students, and faculty members, acting as a conduit between its community of artists and the university. The A.R.T. plays a central role in Harvard's undergraduate Theater, Dance, and Media concentration. The A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training, which is run in partnership with the Moscow Art Theatre School, offers graduate training in acting, dramaturgy, and voice. Dedicated to making great theater accessible, the A.R.T. actively engages more than 5,000 community members and local students annually in project-based partnerships, workshops, conversations with artists, and other enrichment activities both at the theater and across the Greater Boston area. Through all of these initiatives, the A.R.T. is dedicated to producing world-class performances in which the audience is central to the theatrical experience. 21


The American Repertory Theater is deeply grateful for the generous support of individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies whose contributions make its work possible. The following gifts were received between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017.

$100,000 and above

VISIONARY Barr-Klarman Arts Capacity Building Initiative Amy and Ed Brakeman* Betsy and Edward Cohen*† Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Sarah Hancock* President and Fellows of Harvard College The Johnson Family* Alison and Bob Murchison*

The Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory Charitable Trust RN Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation

E.H.A. Foundation Paul Finnegan* Fresh Sound Foundation Catherine Gellert*† Joseph Hammer The Hershey Family Foundation Allison Johnson*

Massachusetts Cultural Council Thomas B. McGrath and Sandy Medallis* National Endowment for the Arts Poss Family Foundation Maureen and Mike Sheehan* Sid Yog*

Ann and Graham Gund* Marcia Head* Barbara and Amos Hostetter* JetBlue Airways Alan Jones and Ashley Garrett*† Landry Family Foundation Serena and Bill Lese *† Jeanne and Dennis Masel *† Lucy and Ward Mooney*

Newbury Comics Inc. Annette and Dan Nova * The Pemberton Family Foundation The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Lisbeth Tarlow and Stephen Kay * Theatre Forward Donald and Susan Ware * The Xander Group Inc.

Drew Faust Candy Kosow Gold and Martin Waters Lawrence Golub † Grayson Family Foundation Priscilla and Richard Hunt Janet and Howard Kagan † Judith and Douglas Krupp John Moriarty & Associates, Inc. Liberty Mutual Michael and Jamie Lynton † YiLing Mao and Ping Mo † Sally McNagny and Robert Green Hee-Jung and John Moon † John and Carol Moriarty Marjorie and Robert Ory Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner Cokie and Lee Perry

Stan Ponte and John Metzner † The Office of the Provost at Harvard University Patricia Romeo-Gilbert and Paul Gilbert Silver Mountain for the Arts Delia and Robin Thompson Sarasina and Mike Tuchen Valerie Beth Schwartz Foundation Charlotte and Herb Wagner

Shanti Fry and Jeffrey Zinsmeyer Erin Gilligan and Hoil Kim Jonathan Glazer and Hadley Leach † Rachael Goldfarb Corinne Basler Grousbeck John and Hannah Grove Peggy Hanratty Pamela Haran and David S. Godkin John W. Henry Family Foundation Kathy and Ernie Herrman Heather and James Higgins † Bill and Yuko Hunt Janice and Ralph James

Brenda Jarrell Jerry Jordan Lars Charitable Foundation Lori Lesser ‡ Tristin and Martin Mannion Karen and Gary Mueller Jim Nuzzo Janny and Dave Offensend Erica and Ted Pappendick D. Randy Peeler Julia Pershan and Jonathan Cohen ‡ Janet and Irv Plotkin Diane Quinn and Keith Freiter

$50,000 - $99,999

BENEFACTOR Amy and David Abrams* The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Katie and Paul Buttenwieser* RoAnn Costin* The Dana Foundation Laura and Michael Dreese*

$25,000 - $49,999

LEADER Ernie Boch Jr.* Laurie Burt* The Gregory C. Carr Foundation Chung Family Foundation Zita Ezpeleta and Kewsong Lee*† Andrew Farkas*† Michael Feinstein and Denise Waldron* Rebecca and Laurence Grafstein*†

$10,000 - $24,999

PRODUCER Anonymous Bill and Joan Alfond Sharmy and David Altshuler Yuriko Jane Anton and Philip Anton Jill and John Avery John, Robert, Thomas, & James Bailey Anita and Joshua Bekenstein Amanda Brown and Justin Chang † Hilary and Philip Burling Katherine Chapman Barbara and Rodgin Cohen † Alexi and Steve Conine Karen and Brian Conway Crystal Financial Linda and Daniel Cummings Debbie DeCotis † The Elphaba Fund

$5,000 - $9,999

PARTNER Anonymous (2) Paolo Abelli Frances Shtull Adams Joel and Lisa Alvord Willa and Taylor Bodman Helen and Joe Bouscaren Robert Bowie, Jr. Cambridge Community Foundation Sammi Cannold Chet and Carol Cekala Beth and Richard Compson Kathy Connor EY


$5,000 - $9,999

PARTNER (cont'd) Rosse Family Charitable Foundation Maggie and Jonathan Seelig The Shane Foundation Mark Stein John Travis

Fran and Barry Weissler ‡ Mary and Ted Wendell Dyann and Peter Wirth Michael Yogman and Elizabeth Ascher

Gwill York and Paul Maeder Stephen H. Zinner, M.D. and S. Wade Taylor, PhD

Catherine Hayden and David Thurston Karen Johansen and Gardner Hendrie Peter Hornstra Tracey and Jonathan Hurd Madeline Jacquet Melissa Kaish and Jonathan Dorfman ‡ Jane L. Katz ‡ Jason Kemper and Thor Perplies ‡ Alvin and Barbara Krakow Ann and Ted Kurland Barbara H. Landreth, M.D. ‡ Herman "Dutch" Leonard and Kathryn Angell John D.C. Little The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Barbara Millen and Markley Boyer Diana Nelson and John C. Atwater Marie Nugent-Head and James C. Marlas ‡

Tracy and Leon Palandjian Panta Rhea Foundation Rafanelli Events Ellen Gordon Reeves † Brett Robbins Molly Schoeck and Guy MacDonald Chrys and Rob Schmults Wendy Shattuck and Sam Plimpton Harry Sherr and Cynthia Strauss Stacie Simon and Hal Tepfer Epp Sonin Fredericka and Howard Stevenson Hannah and Andy Stevenson Beth and Anthony Terrana Dr. Deborah Tolman and Luis Ubinas ‡ Sandra Urie and Frank Herron Mindee Wasserman, Esq. Davin T. and David P. Wedel Fancy and Jeff Zilberfarb

Lori E. Gross and Robert Douglas Campbell Jeanne Hagerty Melinda Hall and Larry Pratt Michael Harper Beth Heard-Laffey Linda A. Hill and Dr. Roger E. Breitbart Jen Horton and David Regan Maisie and James Houghton Hunt Alternatives Beth Hutchins and Pete Skeggs Alexandra Juckno Robin E. Kelsey Stephanie and Rakesh Khurana Stephen W. Kidder and Judith A. Malone Hunt and Kelly Lambert William Leblanc Stacey Schneer Lee Nir Liberboim Mr. and Mrs. Hambleton Lord Loro Piana Beth and Carmine Martignetti Alison McArdle Kelly and Steven Migliero Anne Mitchell Debbie A. Murray, In memory of Ronald Dale Adams Evelyn and Maclyn Musser Sabrina and Robert Nicholson William O. Nutting and Veronica Zoani Quinterno Finley and Patricia Perry Susan Pett Susan and Bill Poduska Lia and William Poorvu Fern Portnoy and Roger Goldman Adele Pressman Heidi Pribell and Robert Svikhart Suzanne Priebatsch Chris Prokop and Mark Battista Cynthia and John Reed

Karen Foote Richards Jill Richardson and Peter Chinetti Helen Riess, M.D. and Norman Nishioka, M.D. Tamara and Tony Rogers Gabriela and Bob Romanow Charles Rose Beatrice Roy Amy Russo Allison K. Ryder and David B. Jones Linda Sallop and Michael Fenlon Nichole Bookwalter Savenor and Alan Savenor Maura Costin Scalise and Bob Scalise Susan and Bob Schechter Mark Schuster Michael Shinagel and Marjorie North Somerled Charitable Foundation Vivian and Lionel Spiro Deborah Sweet and Steven Lazar Melinda B. Thaler ‡ Sarah Thomas Mark and Diane Thompson The Joseph W. and Faith K. Tiberio Charitable Foundation Dr. Norman Weeks Tricia and Nick Winton

$2,500 - $4,999

SPONSOR Anonymous (6) Barbara E. Bierer, M.D. and Steven E. Hyman, M.D.* Diane Borger Denise Casper Shannon Chandley and Tom Silvia Clarke and Ethel D. Coggeshall Lizabeth Cohen and Herrick Chapman Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski Rohit Deshpande Andrew Dominus and Stephanie Altman Dominus Nancy Donahoe and John Cohen Susan Edgman-Levitan and Richard Levitan Epstein Joslin Architects Deborah and Ronald Feinstein Jody and Thomas Gill Barbara and Steve Grossman Gail and Walter Harris

$1,000 - $2,499

PATRON Anonymous (2) Naomi Aberly Mary Akerson and Steven Cohen Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., CPAs Helle Mathiason Alpert Dianne Anderson James Basker ‡ Carol Beggy The Beker Foundation Dr. Susan E. Bennett and Dr. Gerald B. Pier Susana and Clark Bernard David Margolin and Nancy Bernhard Leonard and Jane Bernstein Lisa Bevilaqua Barbara and William Boger Garen Bohlin & Diana Sorensen Joy and Steven Bunson ‡ Jonathan Bush Elizabeth Washburn Cabot The Edmund and Betsy Cabot Charitable Foundation Sara Campbell Mary Cassesso and Peter Miller Lynne and John Chuang Codman Academy Charter Public School Dr. Lisa Coleman Cindy and Tom Costin Paula L. and Anthony M. Demarco Mark Diker and Deborah Colson ‡ Tara and Mike Edelman Amy Edmondson and George Daley Mary and Juan Enriquez Michelle Fee Smith and Michael Fee Lisa Frantzis and Ophelia Dahl Donald Fulton Phil Gormley and Erica Bisguier Lindsay and Garth Greimann Marjorie and Nicholas Greville


$500 - $999

CONTRIBUTOR Anonymous (4) Stephanie Andrews and Marc White Evelyn Barnes and Mary Carter William M. Bazzy Ms. Kathryn Biberstein Dorothea and Sheldon Buckler Antonia H. Chayes Ron Coyne Laura and Simon Davidson Dorothy Rebecca Davies Scott D. Feinstein Judy and Henry Frechette James Gamble Dr. Alan Garber and Dr. Anne Yahanda Givenik LLC Mary-Jo Delvecchio Good and Byron J. Good Melissa Hale and Jim Woodman Dena and Felda Hardymon Phyllis Harrington Georgene and Dudley Herschbach Megan and David Hinckley James P. Hoben Caroline and Fred Hoppin

Frederic H. Jacobs Belinda Juran and Evan Schapiro Joseph Kahan Jane Katims and Dan Perlman Priscilla Kauff ‡ Jim Keegan Josh Krugman Lisabeth and James Kundert Lisa LaLonde ‡ The Landa Family Abigail Lash and Austin Shapard Priscilla Lawrence and Patrick Melampy Ursula Liff Kathleen Malley Wendy Mariner and Toby Nagurney Peter Mazareas Anita Meiklejohn and Vincent Piccirilli Sharon Miller Deborah and Timothy Moore Aileen Murphy Newton at Home Dr. Shara Oken Donald and Laurie Peck

$250 - $499

SUPPORTER Anonymous (2) Shari Malyn Abbott and Jon Abbott Donna and Albert Bangert Miles Barnett Andrea L. Benoit and Michael Parsons Catherine Bird Dr. Bryan Bryson Marie and Peter Butler Donna Case Joan and Steve Clark Arlene and Steven Cohen Pieter Cohen Dale and Peter Coxe The Cranton Family Diane Danielson Jo Ann David-Kasdan and Menachem Kasdan Jane and Stephen Deutsch Dorothy Elms and Doug Brown Lewis Feldstein Lesley Field Anna Fitzloff Robin Freeman Howard Gardner, M.D. Sandra Ginnis Patricia Glazer and Bob Egan Sharon Goddard White and David White Laurie and Jeffrey Goldbarg, M.D. Mark Granovsky Drs. Shelly Greenfield & Allan Brandt Lisa Gruenberg and Martin Carmichael


Daphne Petri James Preston Jack and Jane Reardon Sally C. Reid and John D. Sigel Gail Roberts Dr. Linda U. Sanger Adina Schecter ‡ Steven Showalter and Jeffrey Davis Ildiko Sragli and Barry Appelman ‡ Lisa Stern and Jim Brochin Leslie and Dan Sullivan Sally Thurston Jane and William Vaughn III Richard Walton and Susan Olsen Walton Jonice Webb and Seth Davis Lally Weymouth ‡ Kelsey Wirth and Dr. Samuel Myers Marla and Ron Wolf Lisa and Clark Wright Carolyn Zern

Robert Harrington John Hayden Johanna and Andrew Herwitz Lisa Heyison Sonia Hofkosh and Jonathan Hulbert Chad Jackson and Kathryn Burton Sarah Jaffe and Richard Eisert ‡ Sheila Kennedy Lynn Kodama Steven Lampert and Anita Feins Heidi Legg Angela Lifsey Jonathan Litt Vanessa Liu Stephen Martyak and Ryan Means Louisa and Kevin McCall Lisa McDonough Dr. Deborah Moran Susan and Ed Novick ‡ Professor Suzanne P. Ogden and Peter Rogers Drs. Hilda and Max Perlitsh Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program Sarah Piper ‡ Naomi Kaufman & Tom Quintal William Reardon Steve Rivera Amy Rowe Gladys Santiago ‡ Ivy Scricco Drs. Margaret J. and Michael P. Simon Judith Singer and Beth Gamse Ray Smith

Karen and Steve Stulck James Therrien Lynn and George Vos ‡ William Waters Susan Weiss Amanda and Ryan West Deborah Whitehill and Howard Zaharoff Ann Wozencraft and Craig Willey ‡ Jeffrey Zapfe Warren and Nikki Zapol William Zinn * Donors who provide annual operating support of $25,000 or more are members of the Artistic Director's Circle † A.R.T. N.Y.C. Leadership Circle Members. The A.R.T. N.Y.C. Leadership Circle includes New York-based donors of $10,000 and above, and all New York-based Trustees and Advisors. ‡ A.R.T. N.Y.C. Supporters

IN-KIND SUPPORTERS Ilex Designs/ Andrew Anderson (Floral Sponsor)

Aesop Beat Brasserie Boch Center Amy and Ed Brakeman Katie and Paul Buttenwieser Cambridge, 1. Ronald Casty The Catered Affair The Charles Hotel Michael Feinstein and Denise Waldron

JetBlue (Official Airline Sponsor)

Meyer Sound (Loeb Sound System Sponsor)

Lori Finkel and Andrew Cogan Google Rebecca and Laurence Grafstein Grafton Street The Graphic Group Grendel's Den Harvest Henrietta's Table Marty Hom JetBlue Airways Meyer Sound

Peterson Party Center (Party Rental Sponsor)

Alison and Bob Murchison Noir Bar The Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory Charitable Trust The Regattabar Cheryl Richards Les Sablons The Sinclair Toscano

THEATRE FORWARD Theatre Forward is a not-for-profit organization that advances the American theater and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country’s leading nonprofit theaters. The following foundations, individuals and corporations support these theatres through their contributions of $2,500 and above to Theatre Forward. Buford Alexander and Pamela Farr *◊ American Express * AT&T ◊ Mitchell J. Auslander *◊ Joseph Baio * Bank of America * Sheri and Les Biller Foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies BNY Mellon Steven & Joy Bunson *◊ Marianne Cassini Cisco Systems, Inc. * Citi Sue Ann Collins * COOMI Paula A. Dominick *◊ Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Dramatists Play Service, Inc. * Kevin & Anne Driscoll * John R. Dutt *◊ Edgerton Foundation Epiq Systems ESCADA The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. EY * Bruce R. and Tracey Ewing Jessica Farr Alan & Jennifer Freedman Steven Gartner * Glen Gillen and Michael Lawrence Kiki & David Gindler Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Roe Green Foundation Richard K. Greene Nancy Hancock Griffith * Brian J. Harkins The Hearst Foundations ◊ Gregory S. Hurst Howard and Janet Kagan Mary Kitchen and Jon Orszag * Anthony and Diane Lembke, in honor of Brian J. Harkins, board member. * Jody & David Lippman Susan and John Major Donor Advised Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Jonathan Maurer and Gretchen Shugart MetLife Morgan Stanley Louise Moriarty & Patrick Stack * National Endowment for the Arts ◊ The Nederlander Organization Newmark Holdings Lisa Orberg ◊ Frank & Bonnie Orlowski Pfizer, Inc. Presidio Thomas C. Quick RBC Wealth Management ◊ The Schloss Family Foundation ◊ Mary Lou Seidner * Elliott Sernel & Larry Falconio *

Stephanie Scott Daniel A. Simkowitz George S. Smith, Jr. Southwest Airlines ◊† S&P Global TD Charitable Foundation ◊ Ten Chimneys Foundation Gretchen Shugart John Thomopoulos Evelyn Mack Truitt * James S. & Lynne Turley ◊ UBS University Hospitals Michael A. Wall * Wells Fargo ◊ Isabelle Winkles *Theatre Forward/DeWitt Stern Fund for New American Theatre ◊ Educating through Theatre Support †Includes In-kind support As of August 2017 Theatre Forward supporters are former supporters of National Corporate Theatre Fund and Impact Creativity.


Teens in Proclamation 4: Borders/Boundaries, an afterschool playmaking intensive for Bostonarea high schoolers led by A.R.T.'s Education & Community Programs.

Education & Community Programs

Education Experience A.R.T. Education Experiences spark meaningful discourse, in-school and out. In addition to fostering creativity, collaboration, and intellectual curiosity in our community, we support teachers with free artsintegrated teaching tools and affordable tickets to world-class theater at the A.R.T. Community Connections A.R.T. partners with Boston-area non-profit organizations, bringing high-quality arts experiences to underserved families and individuals. Community Connections pairs subsidized tickets to A.R.T. performances with enrichment programming ranging from private artist talks to in-depth workshops.

A.R.T. Kids Company Children ages 5–10 join us on Saturday mornings in the fall and spring to learn the fundamentals of theater by creating re-imaginings of classic and contemporary tales, live! Summer 2017 also marked the launch of the first-ever A.R.T. Kids Company Jamboree, a weeklong half-day program integrating storytelling with STEM learning. Proclamation An ensemble of local high school juniors and seniors team up with A.R.T. artists and Harvard scholars for an eight-week afterschool play-making intensive. The result is a vivid, provocative, and fresh performance work. This fall, the ensemble will explore themes of seeking, using, and creating truth in Proclamation 5: True That!, to be performed at OBERON. Apply now at To learn more about A.R.T. Education & Community Programs, visit:


Photo: Gretjen Helene Photography.

A.R.T. Education & Community programs offer in-depth access to A.R.T. artists and productions for everyone in our community.





GENERAL MANAGEMENT General Manager Associate General Manager


Producer Director of Artistic Programs/Dramaturg Line Producer Company Manager/Fellow Artistic Fellow Special Assistant

Diane Borger Ryan McKittrick Mark Lunsford Ryan Sweeney Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence Brídín Clements


Director Administrative Director Associate Director Co-head of Dramaturgy Co-head of Dramaturgy Resident Literary Advisor Head of Voice & Speech Institute Fellow

Scott Zigler Julia Smeliansky Marcus Stern Anatoly Smeliansky Ryan McKittrick Arthur Holmberg Erika Bailey Katy Poludniak

Associate Producer Interim Programming Manager Venue Manager Assistant Venue Manager Production Manager Assistant Lighting Supervisor Assistant Sound Supervisor Theatrical Audio Technician House Lighting Programmer House Sound Engineer Programming Intern

Mark Lunsford Emma Watt Leo X. Crowley Megan Minger Skip Curtiss Justin Paice Alex Giorgetti Katrina Sistare Sean Pieroth Michael Policare Emily Bergquist


Director of Development Noreen Major Deputy Director of Development Jessica Morrison Grants Manager Meghan Coleman Development Officers Christine Noah, Jonathan Remmers Development Information and Database Specialist Darnell Graham


Director of Marketing and Communications Anna Fitzloff Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications Grace Geller Assistant Director of Media Relations Rebecca Curtiss Senior Graphic Designer Joel Zayac Editor & Assistant Dramaturg Robert Duffley Education and Community Programs Manager Brenna Nicely Education and Community Programs Fellow James Montaño Marketing and Communications Fellow Nicole Banks Videographer Johnathan Carr

Volunteer Usher Coordinator

As of August 2017

Associate Production Manager Production Supervisor, Pedagogical Programs Interim IATT Production Management Fellow Costume/Props Stock Manager


Assistant Costume Shop Manager Head Draper Crafts Artisan Wardrobe Supervisor Wardrobe Dresser & Wig Runner Lighting and Projections Supervisor Assistant Lighting Supervisor Light Board Programmer/Operator Lighting Design Fellow


Properties Manager Assistant Properties Manager Props Carpenter

Rebecca Wrigley Toufiq Aitelfqih David Jewett Yvette Layne

Jeremie Lozier Kathryn Nakaji Bryant Cyr Suzanne O. Kadiff Carson M. Eddy Caitlin Menotti Jeffrey Scott Burrows Alma Reyes Emily Damron Matthew Adelman Alex Brandt Jeremy Goldenberg Ali Witten Cynthia Lee-Sullivan Rebecca Helgeson Nicholas Menge


Technical Director Stephen Setterlun Assistant Technical Director Kristin Knutson Scene Shop Supervisor David Schultz Scenic Charge Artist Jerry Vogt Master Carpenter Peter Doucette Scenic Carpenters Bill Hawkins, Derek Jay, Dan Lincoln, York-Andreas Paris, Ray Reyes, Nick Tosches Scenic Painter Heather Morris


Sound Manager Assistant Sound Manager Front of House Mixer Deck Sound/A2

Sam Lerner Bryan Atterberry Michelle Reiss Anthony Sheffield


Assistant Stage Operations Supervisor Stage Operations—Props

THEATER AND FACILITIES Theater and Facilities Manager

Steven Manifold Ricky Roman

Tracy Keene



Front of House Manager Duty House Managers




Director of Patron Services/ System Administrator Ticket Services Manager Audience Services Manager Assistant Ticket Services Manager Ticket Services Representative Weekend Shift Supervisor Ticket Services Staff

Senior Financial Accountant Financial Associate Payroll Coordinator Accounting Assistant

Steven Showalter Teresa Gozzo

Derek Mueller Alicia Curtis Stephen Wuycheck Emma Putnam Cassandra Long Heather Conroe Danni Long, Jessica Mullen, Tani Nakamoto Matt Spano Heather Conroe, Marissa Friedman, Stephanie Pando, Courteney Smith Barbara Lindstrom

Main Receptionists Receptionists

Sarah Leon, Maria Medeiros Jack Holder, Barbara Lindstrom, Sean O'Leary, Alison Schaefer, Matt Spano

FOR BURN ALL NIGHT Stage Crew Spotlight Operators Costumers Lighting

Joseph Fanning Matthew Breton, Alisa Hartle Jen Bennett RJ Lamura, Alex Kennedy, Kevin Barnett, Elvira Valencia, Becky Marsh, Tyson Miller, Violet Gayzagian, Sean Baird, Sumner Ellsworth, Aliza Burr Sound Matt Peiffer, James Zaner Props Artisans Allison Gillaspie-Williams, Lisa Guild-Hanna Scenic Carpenters Peter Birren, Thomas Eckenfels, Dawn Morningstar, Alex Phillips, Alex Platt, Rachel Shainwald Draftsperson/Purchaser Brian Melcher


PLEASE NOTE: The photographing or sound recording of any performance or the possession of any device for such photographing or recording inside this theater, without the written permission of the management, is prohibited by law. Violators may be punished by ejection, and violations may render the offender liable for monetary damages.



Post-performance discussions follow select matinees; visit our website for specific dates and times. LARGE PRINT


EMERGENCIES: In case of emergency, contact the House Manager or nearest usher.


All venues are fully accessible. A wheelchairaccessible bathroom is located to the left as you face the box office in the front lobby (ushers or reception desk personnel will direct you).


The theater is equipped with an infrared amplification system for the hard of hearing; headsets are available at the reception desk. For patrons with a tele coil, this theater is also equipped with an induction loop. Please set your device to the "t" setting. A.R.T. offers Open Captioning, Audio Description, ASL interpreted, & Sensory Friendly programming at designated performances throughout the year. Email: 617.547.8300


Assistive listening devices are available for all A.R.T. performances.

FIRE NOTICE: Please take a moment to locate the nearest emergency exit. In the event of a fire or other emergency, remain calm and listen for directions from management and/or via our public address system.

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Burn All Night Program  
Burn All Night Program  

Program for the A.R.T.'s 2017 production of "Burn All Night."