PART I: THE WOMEN
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Artistic Director's Welcome DIANE PAULUS The Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director American Repertory Theater
WELCOME TO TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN Throughout the 2016/17 Season, we have explored the theater’s potential to foster empathy and inspire connection, especially in divisive times. Trans Scripts is a play driven by the goal of connection through radical listening. Inspired by his own desire to learn more about transgender individuals and their experiences, playwright Paul Lucas conducted interviews with dozens of women from the United States, the UK, and Australia over four years. Woven together, the words of these individuals form this play—making its US debut following an award-winning run at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Through his interviews, Paul came to appreciate a message which trans activists and artists have been sharing for decades: that there is no single, uniform trans experience. Trans individuals’ efforts to determine and inhabit their own identities free of the threat of violence have taken many different forms, all influenced by race, class, and other factors. Trans Scripts emphasizes this diversity, highlighting seven individuals’ struggles, celebrations, and enduring questions. The stories in this play represent a small fraction of the breadth of trans experiences. At a time when various forces are attempting to ascribe a single (or even malicious) narrative to trans individuals in a range of circumstances, understanding this diversity is especially important. Initiatives surrounding Trans Scripts endeavor to extend the experience beyond this production alone. Following the show, I invite you to remain in the theater for Act II, a moderated conversation series featuring a roster of activists, students, medical professionals, artists, and scholars with personal or professional perspectives on transgender experiences. I hope you will also explore the work featured in the I.D. Festival, currently running at OBERON, the A.R.T.’s second stage, featuring solo acts by trans and genderqueer performers including Our Lady J, Kit Yan, Becca Blackwell, and Calpernia Addams. Thank you for joining us.
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American Repertory Theater presents
PART I: THE WOMEN Written by PAUL LUCAS Scenic Design MYUNG HEE CHO
Costume Design DANIEL TYLER MATHEWS
Wig Design RACHEL PADULA SHUFELT
Lighting Design LAP CHI CHU
Composer/ Sound Design JOHN GROMADA
Production Stage Manager KATIE AILINGER*
Directed by JO BONNEY
First performance at the Loeb Drama Center on January 19, 2017. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. PRODUCTION SPONSORS Alison and Bob Murchison A.R.T. SEASON SUPPORT
The A.R.T. 2016/17 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. The A.R.T. 2016/17 Season is dedicated in loving memory to Christopher Eschenbach.
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Josephine...................................................................................MARLO BERNIER Zakia.................................................................................MATTHEW HANCOCK* Sandra...................................................................................................EDEN LANE* Tatiana............................................................................................BIANCA LEIGH* Luna...............................................................................................MJ RODRIGUEZ* Eden.............................................................................................REBECCA ROOT* Dr. Violet................................................................................JACK WETHERALL* UNDERSTUDIES Understudies never substitute for listed players unless a specific announcement for the appearance is made at the time of the performance. For Josephine: MARÍA VICTORIA MARTÍNEZ, CLAIRE FREDERIKSEN For Zakia: ZONIA EDWARD For Sandra: JOEY DONNELLY For Tatiana: LAUREN NOLL^ For Luna: SHAYNA CONDE For Eden: FRANKIE DiCIACCIO For Dr. Violet: ALEXANDER PEPPERMAN, RYAN CUPELLO
ADDITIONAL STAFF Assistant Stage Manager......................................................................................JENNY KENNEDY* Voice and Dialect............................................................................................................ERIKA BAILEY, JULIE FOH Assistant Director...............................................................................................MADISON JOHNSON Assistant Sound Design.....................................................................................................MATT OTTO Original Script Development and Dramaturgy..........................................MORGAN JENNESS A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg............................................................JAMES MONTAÑO Additional sound equipment provided by Sound Associates.
SPECIAL THANKS Gail Winar, Linda Ames Key, Charles Sanders, Morgan Jenness, Tomer Adorian, Leah Hamos, Eve Ensler The Actors Centre (London), Calpernia Addams, Allie Alexander, Jill Sprung Alexander, Lisa Aljian, Starla Benford, Laura Brenko, Shelley Bridgman, Amy Victoria Brooks, Todd Butera, Kira Carlton, Louise Coles, Harry Feiner, Feast Festival Adelaide, Catherine Fitzgerald, David Harrison, Joey Hately, Zoë Hunter, Mzz Kimberley, Jay Knowles, Martha Lott, Lyric Theatre Bridport, Jodie Lynne McClintock, Lynne McCollough, Niki McCretton, Kendall Messick, Julia Motyka, Chrissie Page, Zaneto Rago, Barbara Rosenblat, Rutgers University, Mark Schuster, Carolyn Michelle Smith, Cindy Stern, Simon Stollery, Theatre Communications Group, Tina Truong, Nicholas Vince, Early Worx, Pleasance Theatre Trust, and the many people and organizations that have generously contributed to Trans Scripts' continuing journey. Mason Dunn, Dr. Ruben Hopwood, Grace Stevens, Sheehan Scarborough
HARVARD UNIVERSITY ARTS AND MUSEUM FELLOWS Supported by the Harvard University Office of Career Services Thomas Peterson '18 Inaara Shiraz '19 This show runs approximately 90 minutes. Audiences are invited to remain in the theater for a moderated Act II discussion following each performance. (*) Member of Actors' Equity Association (^) Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
A Note on Trans Scripts by Shelley Bridgman In 1989, I was, from all appearances, on top of the world. I was the owner of an extremely successful incentive travel business (the second largest in the UK), arranging business trips for 60 - 600 people at a time, and the head of the trade association. But everything changed the day I decided to come to work presenting as my true self. News hit the trade papers, and, one by one, each of my major clients called me to say, “I think it’s time for a change,” which is ironic in the extreme. Within two months, I had to close the business down and was left with massive personal debts. It was a different time. And while I was hardly the first person to transition in the United Kingdom, the world was not ready for me. I had to change careers and reinvent myself, as it were—something I’ve done a few times in my life, retraining as a psychotherapist, becoming a stand-up comedian and speaker, and writing my autobiography, told through a series of imagined conversations with my heroes and sheroes. Paul Lucas and I have been friends for a decade, first meeting at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2006, where he was producing Taylor Mac and I was doing my second onewoman show. So I was delighted to be the very first trans woman Paul asked to interview for the project that would become Trans Scripts, in a noisy little coffee shop not far from Covent Garden. I have followed the project with great interest, and even acted as Dr. Violet in an early workshop production of the play in Dorset and again in London. As Paul discovered during this process, there is a huge variety of experiences that exist within the trans community, even within the trans female community. These women’s journeys are affected by multiple factors, including age, ethnicity, age at transition, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, families, and even more basic things such as temperament. When Paul and I first spoke, he was planning on exploring all aspects of the trans experience, including trans men and trans women, the genderqueer and gender non-conforming people, and even different gender configurations across cultures. Eventually, though, what has emerged in Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women is a portrait of a diverse cross section of trans women from the generation that existed between early pioneers such as Roberta Cowell, Christine Jorgensen, and others through to recent high-profile examples like Caitlin Jenner. Women like me who, while not the very first to transition, fought in the trenches in a time when we were denied access to medical treatment unless we subscribed to a narrow narrative that was deemed acceptable by the so-called "experts" who were really gatekeepers. The clinics insisted that individuals get divorced and spend two years living in their desired gender role before they would refer for surgery. In the 1980s and 1990s, waiting lists were very long. All this, along with a psychiatrist who dragged his feet, resulted in me living in a role for six years before receiving a referral. There are many young, strong, self-assured voices within the current crop of trans activists, but I like to think that my generation, and those before us, made it just a little easier for those who follow. I am pleased that Paul has had the insight to shine a light on a generation of women whose stories have yet to be heard by a wide audience. Shelley (Michelle) Bridgman is a British psychotherapist, coach, author, speaker, and stand-up comic. She is mostly known for her work with children with gender dysphoria and her book, Stand-Up for Yourself. She is a member of The Professional Speakers Association (PSA), United Kingdom Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP), British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and World Professional Association of Transgender Health (WPATH). michellebridgman.com
An Act II Discussion for Eve Ensler's In the Body of the World featuring Naomi Klein and Monique Wilson, in conversation with A.R.T. Director of Artistic Programs Ryan McKittrick.
ACT II Photo: Evgenia Eliseeva.
Following each performance of Trans Scripts, audiences are invited to remain in the theater for Act IIâ€”a moderated discussion series featuring activists, artists, students, scholars, and more.
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A Note from Playwright Paul Lucas Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women is the result of over 75 interviews I conducted throughout the world with people of transgender experience over a four year period. Although the play focuses on the lives of seven transgender women, each of my interviews informed the overall project in some way, providing insight into the breadth of the transgender experience. My subjects’ words have only been edited for clarity, and, with the exception of a handful of monologues, each role represents the experience of a single trans woman. I am deeply grateful to the scores of people of transgender experience who gave so generously of their time, hearts, and minds. Your voices and stories were heard.
Describes a person whose gender identity matches the biological sex assigned at their birth. Where the Latin prefix trans- is defined as “movement” across a boundary, cis- refers to the “same as” or “same side as.”
The current medically accepted term describing the distress experienced by a person whose gender identity does not match their sex assigned at birth. The term is defined in the 2013 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition from the American Psychiatric Association, revised from the previous classification of “Gender Identity Disorder.”
CROSS-DRESSER The current accepted term to describe a person who dresses as the opposite gender of their biological sex for emotional or sexual fulfillment. Replaces the term "transvestite," which is considered offensive by some.
DRAG QUEEN, DRAG KING
The physical characteristics and traits associated with the social constructs of mascuinity, femininity, or androgyny.
A person who dresses and performs in a style associated with another gender. Drag Queens are generally men performing as females; Drag Kings are usually women performing as males.
GENDER QUEER, GENDER NEUTRAL
The social and cultural definitions of masculinity and femininity. These are different from the biological markers of sex. The roles of gender are culturally defined and can differ drastically from society to society. 8
The personal, psychological identification of a person’s gender. This identification does not always align with the person's physical sex characteristics.
A person whose gender identity falls outside the binary and who may identify as a combination of both male and female, or as having no gender at all ("agender").
A term describing a person born with chromosomes, reproductive organs, or genitals that do not develop as expected along a binary of male or female. Also referred to as differences (or disorders) of sex development. "Intersex" may also be used as a term of identity by some. This term replaces the term "hermaphrodite," which is no longer widely used.
Describes a process of socially, medically, and/or surgically affirming one's gender identity. As a process, transition does not necessarily require medical or legal alteration.
MTF, FTM Abbreviated terms that describe a trans person’s journey from male to female (MTF) or female to male (FTM). Sometimes this abbreviation is used instead of the terms trans woman (MTF) or trans man (FTM).
SEX The biological classification of male or female. This classification is based on specific biological criteria, generally related to reproduction. "Sex" may or may not correspond with gender.
SEXUAL ORIENTATION One’s emotional, physical, and romantic attraction. Exists separately from one’s gender identity.
SEX REASSIGNMENT SURGERY (SRS), GENDER CONFIRMATION SURGERY The transition of sex through surgical/ medical means. These processes have in the past been referred to as "sex-change operations," but that term is no longer widely used. May also be called "genital reconstructive surgery" (GRS).
TRANSSEXUAL A person in the process of medically changing their sex. An older medical diagnostic term still used by some trans people as a term of identity.
TRANSVESTITE A person who dresses as the gender opposite their biological sex. However, this term is no longer in common usage and has been replaced by "crossdresser." Initially, "transvestite" was one of the terms used to describe transgender persons as well. SOURCES “GLAAD Media Reference Guide – Transgender,” GLAAD, accessed Nov. 2016, http://www.glaad.org/reference/transgender “Transgender FAQ,” Human Rights Campaign, accessed Nov. 2016, http://www.hrc.org/ resources/transgender-faq “Terminology,” National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association, accessed Dec. 2016, http://www.nlgja.org/stylebook/terminology/ Susan Stryker, “An Introduction to Transgender Terms and Concepts,” in Transgender History (Berkeley: Seal Press, 2008), 1-29. Compiled by A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg James Montaño.
TRANSGENDER, TRANS, TRANS* The current umbrella terms used to describe a person who identifies as a gender that differs from that which they were assigned at birth.
Cast MARLO BERNIER Josephine A.R.T.: Debut. Other theater: Angels in America (Roy Cohn, 1998 Best Actor, City Paper Baltimore), Love! Valour! Compassion! (John/ James), God’s Country (Berg), Patient A (Lee), Largo Desolato (Leopold), Kindertransport (Ratcatcher et al.), AXIS Theatre Baltimore; 9 Rooms Worth/ Dead Parents (Jack/Sonny), Lapis BlueBlood Red (Cosimo), Baltimore Theatre Project. TV: “Cold Case,” “Las Vegas,” “Alias,” “Homicide,” “Myrna” (Myrna). Film (writer/director/producer): The Last Time We Were (Silver Remi WorldFest/ Houston award as writer/producer), STEALTH, Finding John Smith, LEAP. MATTHEW HANCOCK Zakia A.R.T.: Debut. Recent theater: Greg Kalleres’ Honky (Frederick Douglass/Kid 1), Rogue Machine Theatre; Ike Holter’s Hit The Wall (Carson), Los Angeles LGBT Center; Lauren Gunderson’s I and You (Anthony), Fountain Theatre; Tarell Alvin McCraney’s The Brothers Size (Oshoosi), Fountain Theatre; Marcus Gardley’s the road weeps, the well runs dry, Los Angeles Theatre Center. TV: “I’m Dying Up Here” (recurring role), Showtime; “Insecure,” HBO; “All My Children” (William). Film: Martyr (California Women’s Film Festival Best Actor Nominee). Training: BFA, Adelphi University, New York Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts, School of Film and Television. Awards: Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, LA Stage Raw Award, LA Stage Alliance Ovation nominee, Broadway World Los Angeles nominee, and NAACP Theatre Award nominee.
EDEN LANE Sandra A.R.T.: Debut. Eden Lane is America’s first transgender television reporter. Her award-winning work as host/producer/reporter focuses on community affairs, politics, and the arts. She has been featured on PBS affiliates, “CNN Tonight,” ET, Huffington Post, and other outlets. This production marks Eden Lane’s return to the theater. During her absence, she became a homemaker and stay at home mother, and she built a successful career in television journalism. BIANCA LEIGH Tatiana A.R.T.: Debut. Theater: The Lily’s Revenge (Time/Wind), HERE Arts Center; Tales of the City (Franny Halcyon), NY and San Francisco workshops; Trans Scripts (Tatiana), 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe; BUSTED (creator/performer), Laurie Beechman Theatre. TV: “Law & Order: SVU” (Dr. Rachel Sandow). Film: Transamerica (Mary Ellen), Hurricane Bianca (Karma). She was profiled this year in Crain’s for her work with students at NYU Medical School, and was the commencement speaker at Rutgers University’s Lavender Graduation in 2014. She recently participated, alongside MJ Rodriguez, in the Samuel French panel discussion “On Stage and Off: The State of Transgender Artists.” MJ RODRIGUEZ Luna A.R.T.: Debut. Theater: Runaways, Encores! Off-Center; Street Children, New Ohio Theater; Rent (Angel), New World Stages; 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.
REBECCA ROOT Eden A.R.T.: Debut. Theater: Trans Scripts (Eden), 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. West End: Hamlet, Gielgud Theatre. Off-West End: Tartuffe, Pentameters; The Shaughraun, Upstairs at the Gatehouse; Fragments of a Dream, Riverside Studios; Ubu Roi, Baron's Court. TV: “Boy Meets Girl” (Judy, Royal Television Society nomination), “Hank Zipzer,” “Doctors,” “Hollyoaks,” “Casualty,” “Midsomer Murders,” “Keeping Up Appearances,” “The Detectives.” Film: The Danish Girl. Radio: 1977, BBC Radio 4. She is patron of the charities All About Trans and Diversity Role Models.
JACK WETHERALL Dr. Violet A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: The Elephant Man (title role). OffBroadway: Tamara (originated role of Mario); Henry VI plays (Warwick), Theatre for a New Audience; the Talking Band (many roles). Regional: roles include Prospero, Pericles, Macbeth, Richard II, Orsino, Mercutio, Berowne, Cyrano, Shotover, Jack Absolute, Orestes, Lopakhin, Valmont, Oscar Wilde, Edward (in Retreat from Moscow), Lyman (in Other Desert Cities); theaters include Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, A.C.T., Long Wharf, Yale Rep, Folger Theatre, Hartford Stage, Goodman Theatre, Old Globe, Williamstown Theatre Festival. International: Stratford Festival (Canada): roles include Henry V, Orlando and Konstantin (opposite Dame Maggie Smith, director Robin Phillips). TV: "Queer as Folk" (Vic). He leads The Shakespeare Lab in New York City. jackwetherall.com
Creative Team PAUL LUCAS Playwright A.R.T.: Debut. Paul is an award-winning producer and writer based in New York City. He has produced over a dozen shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, including The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac (Winner: Edinburgh Herald Angel, Argus Angel, Latest 7, and Best of Brighton Review Awards), dai (enough) (Lucille Lortel Award), What I Heard About Iraq (Edinburgh Fringe First, Adelaide Critics Circle and Adelaide Advertiser Awards), Woody Sez (Winner: Helen Hayes Award, Nomination: London Evening Standard Award). His productions have also toured more than 75 cities in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden, mainland Europe, Australia and New Zealand. With his writing partner, Drew Geraci, Paul is the co-author of an award-winning short film, as well as a screenplay entitled Lavender Arms. Trans Scripts is his first full-length play.
JO BONNEY Director A.R.T.: Suzan-Lori Parks' Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3); Eric Bogosian's Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll; Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead. Premieres of plays by: Alan Ball, Eric Bogosian, Culture Clash, Eve Ensler, Jessica Goldberg, Danny Hoch, Neil LaBute, Warren Leight, Martyna Majok, Lynn Nottage, Dael Orlandersmith, Suzan-Lori Parks, Darci Picoult, John Pollono, Will Power, David Rabe, Jose Rivera, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld, Christopher Shinn, Diana Son, Universes, Naomi Wallace, Michael Weller. Productions of plays by: Caryl Churchill, Nilo Cruz, Anna Deavere Smith, Charles Fuller, Lisa Loomer, John Osborne, Carey Perloff, Lanford Wilson. Productions directed at: PS 122; The Public Theater; NYTW; Second Stage; Goodman Theatre; La Jolla Playhouse; MCC; Geffen Playhouse; Williamstown Theater Festival; McCarter Theatre; Playwrights 11
Creative Team Horizons; Arena Stage; Mark Taper Forum; Signature; Long Wharf; The New Group; Classic Stage Company; Humana Festival; The Royal Court, London; Almeida, London; Edinburgh Festival; The Market Theatre, Johannesburg SA; The Baxter, Cape Town SA, Cine 13, Paris. Recipient of Lucille Lortel Best Musical and Lucille Lortel Best Revival. Drama Desk nomination for Direction of By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. AUDELCO Award for Direction of Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Direction, Lilly Award. Editor of Extreme Exposure: An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts from the Twentieth Century (TCG). MYUNG HEE CHO Scenic Design A.R.T.: In the Body of the World. Opera: The Trojan Women, National Theater of Korea; The Thieving Magpie, Glimmerglass Opera; The Marriage of Figaro, Washington National Opera; The Magic Flute, Canadian Opera Company. Off-Broadway: Emotional Creature, Linney Theatre (Berkeley Repertory Theatre). Regional: Stuck Elevator, American Conservatory Theater; Black Odyssey, Denver Center; Miss Julie, Geffen Playhouse; Yellow Face, Mark Taper Forum and Public Theater; The Piano Teacher, South Coast Repertory. International: The Good Person of Szechuan, Landestheater, Austria; Awaking, Singapore Theatre Festival. Recipient of Princess Grace Awards and Professor of Design, UCLA. DANIEL TYLER MATHEWS Costume Design A.R.T.: Debut. Daniel Tyler Mathews is a gender non-binary costume designer and performance artist. Design: Mary's Wedding; The Wiz; Charbrier's L'étoile; Arcadia; King Lear; Stuff Happens; Fences; Maybe Burke's Love Letters to Nobody, New York Trans Theatre Festival; Eric Tucker's Pericles, American Players Theatre (upcoming); design consulting, various NYC drag performers. TV: "Shades of Blue," "Orange is the New Black," "The Good Wife," "Brain Dead," Errol Morris' "Wormword," Netflix. They are a 2015 Princess Grace Theatre Award recipient. MFA: Carnegie Mellon. 12
LAP CHI CHU Lighting Design A.R.T.: Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3). Off-Broadway: The Wolves, Playwrights Realm; Public Theater; NYTW; Signature; Second Stage. Regional: Mark Taper Forum; Geffen Playhouse; South Coast Rep; OSF; La Jolla Playhouse; The Old Globe; The Goodman Theatre; Shakespeare Theatre; Huntington Theatre Company; McCarter Theatre. Awards: L.A. Drama Critics Circle Angstrom Award for Career Achievement in Lighting Design, multiple Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, a Drammy for best lighting. JOHN GROMADA Composer/Sound Design A.R.T.: Tea at Five, Hartford Stage's The Glass Menagerie. Broadway (Composer and/or Sound Design): More than 35 productions, including The Elephant Man, The Trip to Bountiful (Tony nomination), The Best Man (Drama Desk Award), Clybourne Park, Seminar, Man and Boy, Road to Mecca, The Columnist, Next Fall, A Bronx Tale, Prelude to a Kiss, Proof, Sight Unseen, Rabbit Hole, Twelve Angry Men, A Few Good Men. Other New York: Old Hats, Incident at Vichy, Dada Woof Papa Hot, Ripcord, My Name Is Asher Lev, Measure for Measure (Delacorte Theater), The Orphans’ Home Cycle (Drama Desk and Henry Hewes Awards); The Screwtape Letters; Shipwrecked!... (Lucille Lortel Award); The Skriker (Drama Desk Award); Machinal (Obie Award). His regional theater credits number more than 300 productions at major regional theaters. His television credits include a score for the Emmy Award-nominated film version of The Trip to Bountiful. johngromada.com RACHEL PADULA SHUFELT Wig Design A.R.T.: Fingersmith, In the Body of the World, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Waitress, Crossing, The Heart of Robin Hood, Pippin, All the Way, The Glass Menagerie, Marie Antoinette, Best of Both Worlds, Cabaret, Death and the Powers, Donnie Darko, Julius Caesar, The Blue Flower, Copenhagen, The Communist
Dracula Pageant. Broadway: Waitress, The Glass Menagerie. Regional: The Colored Museum, Huntington Theatre Company. MORGAN JENNESS Original Script Development and Dramaturgy Morgan Jenness is the recipient of a 2015 Doris Duke Impact Award and a 2003 Obie Award Special Citation for Longtime Support of Playwrights. She has spent almost three decades working as a dramaturg and creative consultant for theaters (including the Public Theater, LATC and NYTW) and developmental workshops, university theater programs, funding organizations, ensembles, and individual artists across the country. ERIKA BAILEY Voice and Dialect A.R.T.: 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 in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. JULIE FOH Voice and Dialect A.R.T.: Cardenio. A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training: Ajax in Iraq. Off-Broadway: The Tallest Tree in the Forest, Tectonic Theater Project at BAM; Murder for Two, The Tutors, Modern Terrorism, Second Stage. New York: The Babylon Line, The Danish Widow, NY Stage & Film; Wasps, Miss Lilly Gets Boned, Studio 42; Nightlands, New Georges; We in Silence Hear a Whisper, Red Fern Theatre Company. Regional: An Ideal Husband, Eurydice, American Players Theatre. MFA: A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training.
KATIE AILINGER Production Stage Manager A.R.T.: The Plough and the Stars, In the Body of the World, Nice Fish, The Tempest, The Lily’s Revenge, The Donkey Show, Woody Sez, Futurity: A Musical By The Lisps, Ajax. Off-Broadway: Nice Fish, St. Ann’s Warehouse; Nixon’s Nixon, Fresh Play Festival, MCC Theater; Trial by Water, I Land, Ma-Yi Theatre. Boston area: Choice, The Second Girl, Cry of the Reed, Streamers, Huntington Theatre Company; Other Desert Cities, RED, The Divine Sister, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, SpeakEasy Stage Company; God’s Ear, Pericles, Henry VIII, Actors’ Shakespeare Project. Additional credits include Center Theatre Group, Theatre @ Boston Court, Milwaukee Rep, Trinity Rep, and WGBH’s annual concert A Christmas Celtic Sojourn. BFA: University of Southern California (Stage Management). Proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. JENNY KENNEDY Assistant Stage Manager A.R.T.: In the Body of the World. Broadway: The King & I, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Red. Off-Broadway: The Wedge Horse, Fault Line Theatre; A Minister’s Wife, When I Come To Die, Lincoln Center Theater; Mr. & Mrs. Fitch, Second Stage Theatre; The Play Company. New York: Retro Productions, The Civilians, BC/EFA, Baryshnikov Arts Center. Regional: The Lion In Winter, Two River Theater; Kavinoky Theatre; Jewish Repertory Theatre; Ten seasons with Chautauqua Theater Company. 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.
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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 Tim McCarthy Travis McCready 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
FOUNDING DIRECTOR Robert Brustein
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 Tony Award for Best Regional Theater; 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 newly launched undergraduate Theater, Dance, and Media concentration, teaching courses in directing, dramatic literature, acting, voice, design, and dramaturgy. 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.
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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, 2015 and October 31, 2016.
VISIONARY Barr-Klarman Arts Capacity Building Initiative Amy & Ed Brakeman* Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
$100,000 and above Sarah Hancock* President and Fellows of Harvard College The Johnson Family*
BENEFACTOR The Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Inc. Katie and Paul Buttenwieser* RoAnn Costin*‡ The Dana Foundation Laura and Michael Dreese* E.H.A. Foundation
$50,000 - $99,999 Ann and Graham Gund* The Hershey Family Foundation Alan Jones and Ashley Garrett*† Massachusetts Cultural Council Thomas B. McGrath and Sandy Medallis* National Endowment for the Arts
Poss Family Foundation Dr. Linda U. Sanger* Maureen and Mike Sheehan* The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Sid Yog*
Rebecca and Laurence Grafstein*† Grayson Family Foundation Marcia Head* John W. Henry Family Foundation Hill Holliday Barbara and Amos Hostetter* Jeanne and Dennis Masel*† Lucy and Ward Mooney*‡
Newbury Comics Inc. The Pemberton Family Foundation Starcom & Digitas LBi Lisbeth Tarlow and Stephen Kay* Theatre Forward Donald and Susan Ware*
LEADER Amy and David Abrams* Laurie Burt* The Gregory C. Carr Foundation Zita Ezpeleta and Kewsong Lee*† Michael Feinstein and Denise Waldron* Fresh Sound Foundation Catherine Gellert*†
$25,000 - $49,999
PRODUCER Yuriko Jane Anton and Philip Anton Jill and John Avery John Bailey Brigham and Women's Hospital Amanda Brown and Justin Chang† Hilary and Philip Burling Chung Family Foundation‡ Barbara and Rodgin Cohen† Alexi and Steve Conine Karen and Brian Conway Crystal Financial CVS Health Dewey Square Group, LLC The Elphaba Fund EY Drew Faust Lori Finkel and Andrew Cogan† Jonathan Glazer and Hadley Leach Candy Kosow Gold and Martin Waters‡ Rachael Goldfarb
$10,000 - $24,999 Investment Technology Group Horace H. Irvine II Allison Johnson Jerry Jordan Judith and Douglas Krupp Lizbeth and George Krupp G. Barrie Landry Serena and Bill Lese, in memory of Melva Bucksbaum† Liberty Mutual Cary Lynch Sally McNagny and Robert Green Hee-Jung and John Moon† Karen and Gary Mueller Octagon Marjorie and Robert Ory Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner Cokie and Lee Perry Julia Pershan and Jonathan Cohen† Janet and Irv Plotkin Stan Ponte and John Metzner†
PARTNER Anonymous (3) Paolo Abelli Frances Shtull Adams The Boston Foundation Cambridge Community Foundation Chet and Carol Cekala Bernard Chiu Kathy Connor Debbie DeCotis
Alison and Bob Murchison* The Linda Hammett Ory & Andrew Ory Charitable Trust RN Family Foundation† The Shubert Foundation
The Office of the Provost at Harvard University Rafanelli Events Patricia Romeo-Gilbert and Paul Gilbert‡ Valerie Beth Schwartz Foundation Silver Mountain Foundation for the Arts Delia and Robin Thompson Sarasina and Mike Tuchen Weber Shandwick The Xander Group Inc.
$5,000 - $9,999 Susan Edgman-Levitan and Richard Levitan Shanti Fry and Jeffrey Zinsmeyer Jody and Thomas Gill Erin Gilligan and Hoil Kim Lawrence Golub‡ Lindsay and Garth Greimann Barbara and Steve Grossman Peggy Hanratty
Pamela Haran and David S. Godkin Kathy and Ernie Herrman Perry Hewitt and Robert B. Hudson Heather and James Higgins† Madeline Jacquet Janice and Ralph James Landry Family Foundation ^ Lars Charitable Foundation Lori Lesser‡
PARTNER (cont'd) Tristin and Martin Mannion Annette and Dan Nova Janny and Dave Offensend Diane Quinn and Keith Freiter
$5,000 - $9,999 Rosse Family Charitable Foundation Maggie and Jonathan Seelig The Shane Foundation John Travis
SPONSOR Anonymous (3) Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., CPAs Dianne Anderson The Beker Foundation Barbara E. Bierer, M.D. and Steven E. Hyman, M.D.* Willa and Taylor Bodman Diane Borger Denise Casper Lynne and John Chuang Clarke and Ethel D. Coggeshall Lizabeth Cohen and Herrick Chapman Beth and Richard Compson Christopher Connolly and Marjorie Liner Anne and Christopher Connor Jonathan Davis Rohit Deshpande Nat Dodge
$2,500 - $4,999 Andrew Dominus and Stephanie Altman Dominus‡ Amy Edmondson and George Daley Lori E. Gross and Robert Douglas Campbell Corinne Grousbeck Jeanne Hagerty Melinda Hall and Larry Pratt Melissa Kaish and Jonathan Dorfman‡ Kay and David Kane Jerome P. Kassirer, M.D. and Sheridan Kassirer Jane L. Katz Alvin and Barbara Krakow Barbara H. Landreth, M.D.‡ John D.C. Little Larry Lucchino Anne Mitchell Diana Nelson and John C. Atwater
PATRON Anonymous (3) Naomi Aberly The Acorn Foundation/Barbara and Theodore Alfond Mary Akerson and Steven Cohen Muffy and Paul Antico Bruce Auerbach James Basker Barbara and George Beal Carol Beggy Janet L. Berkeley and Robert Duboff Lisa Bevilaqua Kathryn Biberstein Linda Cabot Black Marc D. Blakeman Barbara and William Boger Garen Bohlin Boston Capital Corporation Robert R. Bowie jr. Brown Advisory Charitable Foundation, Inc. ^ Charity Brown Cindy and Scott Burns Jonathan Bush Betsy Cabot The Edmund and Betsy Cabot Charitable Foundation Katherine Chapman Charles Cherington Eleanor and Brian Chu Jason Cole Brit d'Arbeloff Lynn Dale and Frank Wisneski Robert J. Davis Mark Diker and Deborah Colson‡ Nancy Donahoe and John Cohen Alexandra Drane and Antonio Bertone Mary and Juan Enriquez Deborah and Ronald Feinstein Donald Fulton
Rick and Martha Wagner Davin T. and David P. Wedel Mary and Ted Wendell Stephen H. Zinner, M.D. and S. Wade Taylor, PhD
Nitin Nohria Mercedes Nugent-Head and James C. Marlas‡ William O. Nutting and Veronica Zoani Quinterno Mary-Kathleen O'Connell and Jeffrey Bernfeld ^ Ellen Gordon Reeves† Amy Russo Allison K. Ryder and David B. Jones Janice Saragoni Nichole Bookwalter Savenor and Alan Savenor Kristine Shadek Deborah Sinay and Charles J. Kravetz Dr. Deborah Tolman and Luis Ubinas WBUR Fran and Barry Weissler‡ Dyann and Peter Wirth
$1,000 - $2,499 Sylvia Gerson‡ Kathryn Keohane Glassberg‡ Mark Glasser David Golan and Laura Green Lisa Katz Golod Stacey and Mike Grealish Marjorie and Nicholas Greville Joseph Hammer Phyllis Harrington Nikola and David Hennes‡ Linda A. Hill and Dr. Roger E. Breitbart Megan and David Hinckley Alice Hoffman Peter Hornstra Jen Horton and Dave Regan Maisie and James Houghton Hunt Alternatives Brenda Jarrell Karen Johansen and Gardner Hendrie Alexandra Juckno Janet and Howard Kagan‡ Jane Katims and Dan Perlman Priscilla Kauff‡ Stephen Kidder Joseph Kittredge Mr. Kevin Klett Lawrence Kotin Ann and Ted Kurland Laurie Laba Hunt and Kelly Lambert William Leblanc Stacey Schneer Lee Lori Leif Herman "Dutch" Leonard and Kathryn Angell Karen and Nathaniel Levy Harriet and Alan Lewis Amy Lieberman Mr. and Mrs. Hambleton Lord Kathleen Malley
Barbara Manocherian‡ Wendy Mariner and Toby Nagurney Professor Timothy McCarthy and CJ Crowder Kelly and Steven Migliero Barbara Millen and Markley Boyer Deborah and Timothy Moore Nadine and Peter Mowschenson Newton at Home Kate Olmsted and John Grossman Tracy Palandjian Julianne Pemberton Susan Pett Dr. Vibha Pinglé and Ashutosh Varshney Fern Portnoy and Roger Goldman Heidi Pribell Suzanne Priebatsch Karen Foote Richards Jill Richardson and Peter Chinetti Helen Riess, M.D. and Norman Nishioka, M.D. Andrée Robert and Thomas M. Burger Judi and Bill Rosensweig Linda Sallop and Michael Fenlon Barbara Schapiro Susan and Robert Schechter Lisa Schmid and Joel Alvord Molly Schoeck and Guy MacDonald Stephanie and Jeff Schwartz Lori and Jon Shaer Christine and Richard Shea Harry Sherr Michael Shinagel and Marjorie North The Sholley Foundation, in honor of Jeremy Geidt Stacie Simon and Hal Tepfer Cory Sinclair Somerled Charitable Foundation Lisa Stern and Jim Brochin‡
PATRON (cont'd) Leslie Anne Sullivan Robert Svikhart Linda Swartz‡ Deborah Sweet and Steven Lazar Sarah Thomas Dune Thorne and
$1,000 - $2,499 Neville McCaghren ^ The Joseph W. and Faith K. Tiberio Charitable Foundation Mindee Wasserman Dr. Norman Weeks Robert Windsor
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$500 - $999 Phil Gormley and Erica Bisguier Shelly F. Greenfield and Allan M. Brandt Lisa Gruenberg and Martin Carmichael ^ Dena and Felda Hardymon Joan and George Hornig‡ Brent Jones Belinda Juran and Evan Schapiro Joseph Kahan Jim Keegan Jason Kemper‡ Lisabeth Kundert Christine Letts Susan and Steven Levkoff Stephen Martyak and Ryan Means The Max Productions Anita Meiklejohn and Vincent Piccirilli Patricia E. Cleary Miller Ph.D Susan and Ed Novick‡ Dr. Shara Oken Deval and Diane Patrick Ted Patton Sally C. Reid and John D. Sigel Christine and Don Rothman
Adina Schecter‡ Wendy Shattuck and Sam Plimpton Steven Showalter and Jeffrey Davis George Sing‡ Ildiko Sragli and Barry Appelman‡ Stavis Charitable Foundation Beth and Anthony Terrana Melinda B. Thaler‡ Sally Thurston‡ Jane and William Vaughn III Vitality Personal Fitness Inc. Susan Olsen Walton and Richard Walton Jonice Webb and Seth Davis Ruth and Bill Weinstein Lally Weymouth‡ Ms. Kelsey Wirth and Dr. Samuel Myers Marla and Ron Wolf‡ Carolyn Zern
Johanna and Andrew Herwitz William S. Hildreth Diane and James Hirshberg Hoban Family James Hoben Amy and Paul Holt Caroline and Fred Hoppin Jonathan Hulbert and Sonia Hofkosh Sarah Jaffe and Richard Eisert‡ Cyndi Jones and Steve Birnbaum Louisa Kasdon Lynn Kodama Deborah and Jonathan Kolb Steven Lampert and Anita Feins Katie Lapp Lisa and Bill Laskin Ms. Susan B. Lelyveld Liberty Mutual, Give with Liberty Program Jonathan Litt Barbara A. Manzolillo W. Kathy Martin and David L. Johnson Dr. Lindsay McNair Cordelia and Carl Menges‡ Sharon Miller Jessica Morrison Aileen Murphy Evelyn and Mac Musser Professor Suzanne P. Ogden and Peter Rogers Karen Page Carol Paik and Daniel Slifkin‡ Drs. Hilda and Max Perlitsh Sarah Piper‡ Tom Quintal and Naomi Kaufman Gerald Riffelmacher
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SUPPORTER Anonymous (2) Shari Malyn Abbott and Jon Abbott Jennifer Aronson Albert Bangert Sue and Henry Bass Mrs. Nicolette Beerel and Dr. Gustav H. Beerel, PhD Andrea L. Benoit and Michael Parsons Barbara Berke Susana and Clark Bernard Breen Family Southie Bundy and Richard Hermon-Taylor Ilene Bunis Jonathan and Julie Carroll Donna Case James Clarkeson Ellen Clegg Mr. Stephen Columbia Rina Spence Countryman Nancy Dellarocco Jane and Stephen Deutsch Dino DiPalma Elizabeth Fennell Anna Fitzloff Barbara and Kurt Fretthold Constance and Michael Fulenwider Howard Gardner, M.D. Kathleen and Robert Garner Laurie and Jeffrey Goldbarg, M.D. Jody Gorton‡ Mark Granovsky Ilene Greenberg and Michael Maynard Natalie Greene Patricia and Robert Harrington
Brenda and Barry Winston Claudia and Charlie Wu Fancy and Jeff Zilberfarb
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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 *◊ Bank of America * Bloomberg BNY Mellon Steven & Joy Bunson *◊ Cisco Systems, Inc. * Citi DeWitt Stern * Disney/ABC Television Group * Paula Dominick *◊ Dorfman and Kaish Family Foundation, Inc. ◊ Dorsey & Whitney Foundation Dramatists Play Service, Inc. * Kevin & Anne Driscoll John R. Dutt *◊ Epiq Systems * The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. EY * Bruce R. and Tracey Ewing *◊ Jessica Farr * Alan & Jennifer Freedman *◊ Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mason and Kim Granger *◊ Brian J. Harkins *◊
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SHAKESPEARE & DISCO COLLIDE Bringing you the ultimate disco experience every Saturday night! 21 Directed by Diane Paulus | Inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream
Photo: Gretjen Helene Students in Proclamation 4: Borders/ Boundaries, an afterschool playmaking intensive for Boston-area high school students led by A.R.T.'s Education & Community Programs.
Education & Community Programs A.R.T. Education & Community programs offer in-depth access to A.R.T. artists and productions for everyone in our community. 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 pair subsidized tickets to A.R.T. performances with enrichment programming ranging from private artist talks to in-depth workshops. Neighborhood Podcast Play Series A.R.T. works with non-profit partners around the city to enliven and creatively engage with our public spaces through site-specific audio plays written by local children and teens, available on our website. 22
A.R.T. Kids Company Children ages 5 - 10 join us on Saturday mornings to learn the fundamentals of theater in the fall and spring by creating re-imaginings of classic and contemporary tales, live! 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, extremely fresh performance work. This season, Proclamation 4: Borders/ Boundaries explored the visible and invisible borders we encounter on a daily basis, performed at OBERON and the ICA Boston. To learn more about A.R.T. Education & Community Programs, visit: americanrepertorytheater.org/education
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American Repertory Theater Staff THE TERRIE AND BRADLEY BLOOM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Producer Director of Artistic Programs/Dramaturg Line Producer Resident Director Artistic Associate Company Manager/Fellow Artistic Fellow Special Assistant
Diane Borger Ryan McKittrick Mark Lunsford Allegra Libonati Shira Milikowsky 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 Student Financial Aid Administrator
Venue Manager Production Manager Interim Programming Manager Assistant Venue Manager House Technician Assistant Sound Supervisor Theatrical Audio Technician House Sound Engineer Programming Intern House Lighting Programmer
Deputy Director of Development Grants Manager Development Officers Development Information and Database Specialist Development Fellow Development Intern
Scott Zigler Julia Smeliansky Marcus Stern Anatoly Smeliansky Ryan McKittrick Arthur Holmberg Erika Bailey Katy Poludniak Katie Kelsall
Leo X. Crowley Skip Curtiss Emma Watt Megan Minger Justin Paice Alex Giorgetti Katrina Sistare Michael Policare Emily Bergquist Sean Pieroth
Jessica Morrison Meghan Coleman Christine Noah, Jonathan Remmers Darnell Graham Hannah Pryfogle Caroline Hertz
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Director of Marketing and Communications Anna Fitzloff Director of Press and Public Relations Katalin Mitchell Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications Grace Geller Senior Graphic Designer Joel Zayac Education and Community Programs Manager Brenna Nicely Education and Community Programs Fellow Daniel Begin Publications and Artistic Programs Fellow Robert Duffley Marketing and Communications Fellow Nicole Banks Videographer Johnathan Carr Marketing Interns Maggie Hirst, Kelly Myslinski, Zack Reiser Graphic Design Intern Yoshitaka Koishikawa
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General Manager Associate General Manager
Steven Showalter Teresa Gozzo
Director of Finance Senior Financial Accountant Payroll Coordinator Financial Associate Accounting Assistant
Kathryn Rosenberg Rebecca Wrigley David Jewett Toufiq Aitelfqih Yvette Layne
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Lighting and Projections Supervisor Assistant Lighting Supervisor Light Board Programmer/Operator Lighting Design Fellow
Properties Manager Assistant Properties Manager Props Carpenter
Technical Director Assistant Technical Director Scene Shop Supervisor Scenic Charge Artist Master Carpenter Scenic Carpenters Scenic Painter
Jeremie Lozier Kathryn Nakaji Suzanne O. Kadiff Jeannette Hawley 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
Stephen Setterlun Kristin Knutson David Schultz Jerry Vogt Peter Doucette Dan Lincoln, York-Andreas Paris Heather Morris
Sound Manager Assistant Sound Manager Front of House Mixer Deck Sound/A2
Sam Lerner Bryan Atterberry Michelle Reiss Alex Hug, Beatriz Piper
Asst. Stage Operations Supervisor Stage Operations Stage Operations—Props
THEATER AND FACILITIES Theater and Facilities Manager
Steven Manifold Keelia Liptak Ricky Roman
LOEB RECEPTION DESK Main Receptionists Receptionists
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ASL Coach ASL Interpreters Open Captioning Primary Audio Describer Secondary Audio Describer
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John Pirone Jolanta Galloway, Jennifer Gibbons c2 Alice Austin Jan Stankus
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