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WELCOME TO WARHOLCAPOTE As Andy Warhol and Truman Capote would no doubt have appreciated, this play arrives at A.R.T. following a captivating creative journey. Spurred by the realization that Warhol and Capote had dreamed of co-writing a play, adaptor Rob Roth has crafted this "non-fiction invention" through a decade of research and discovery. Over years of conversations—all recorded by Warhol—these two artists imagined a play that would blur the boundaries between reality and art. The show never came to be, but both artists left a deep legacy of fascination with celebrity and the commodification of art in America. The tapes remained archived and unheard until Rob began work on this project. Now, in an era when we are all wedded to devices much more powerful than the tape recorder that Warhol called his “wife,” it is exhilarating to bring these seminal artists’ vision to new life here at A.R.T. Best known for his work as the director of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, as well as his direction of rock-and-roll tours for Alice Cooper, KISS, and others, Rob Roth makes his A.R.T. debut—and his debut as a writer—with this production. He is joined by tour-de-force director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), also making his A.R.T. debut. Additionally, we are thrilled to welcome actors Stephen Spinella (Spring Awakening, An Iliad, James Joyce's The Dead) and Dan Butler (Twentieth Century, Biloxi Blues, “Frasier”). Known for his landmark portrayal of Prior in the original Broadway production of Angels in America, Stephen Spinella makes his A.R.T. debut as Andy Warhol. Dan Butler returns to A.R.T. as Truman Capote, following his fiery performance as George Wallace in our 2013 production of All the Way.
Cover illustrations: Adam Rabalais.
Please join me in welcoming these extraordinary artists and this groundbreaking production to A.R.T.
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
December 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Adapted by Joseph Robinette Based on the story by E.B. White Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky
January 19 - 21, 2018
Written by Kirsten Greenidge Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
Assistance March 15 - 17, 2018
Written by Leslye Headland Directed by Scott Zigler
Our Town May 20 - 25, 2018
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American Repertory Theater presents
From the words of TRUMAN CAPOTE and ANDY WARHOL Adapted by ROB ROTH Scenic Design STANLEY A. MEYER
Costume Design CLINT RAMOS
Lighting Design KEVIN ADAMS
Sound Design JOHN GROMADA
Projections Design DARREL MALONEY
Hair & Wig Design CHARLES G. LaPOINTE
Make-Up Design COOKIE JORDAN
Dialect Coach ERIKA BAILEY
Associate Director JOHANNA McKEON
Casting JIM CARNAHAN, CSA
Production Stage Manager RICK STEIGER
Director MICHAEL MAYER First performance at the Loeb Drama Center on September 10, 2017. By Special Arrangement with The Truman Capote Literary Trust and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. The A.R.T 2017/18 Season is dedicated to President Drew Faust in recognition of her extraordinary leadership in making the arts an integral part of the cognitive life of Harvard University. 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.R.T.’S SEASON DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM POP ART TO A LANDMARK ALT-ROCK ALBUM, FROM POETRY TO CLASSIC LITERATURE Sense and Sensibility
The White Card
Bedlam’s exuberant, inventive staging of Jane Austen’s classic novel follows the adventures (and misadventures) of the Dashwood sisters—sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne—after their sudden loss of fortune. Bursting with humor, emotion, and bold theatricality, Sense and Sensibility asks: when reputation is everything, how do you follow your heart?
At a dinner party thrown by an influential Manhattan couple for an up-and-coming artist, questions arise about what—and who—is actually on display. This world-premiere play poses the question, “Can American society progress if whiteness stays invisible?” The White Card is commissioned by ArtsEmerson, Boston, MA, in association with American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA, and The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, CA.
December 10, 2017 - January 14, 2018
December 17, 2017 - January 7, 2018
In order to save young Wilbur from the butcher, Charlotte—a very special spider—hatches a plan to show the world how “radiant” one pig can be in the eyes of a true friend. Adapted from E.B. White’s beloved children’s classic and directed by A.R.T. Institute alumnus Dmitry Troyanovsky ('00), (James and the Giant Peach), Charlotte’s Web will feature graduate students from the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training Class of 2018. Ages 5+.
HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True January 26 - February 11, 2018
Featuring a cast of leading Nigerian actresses, HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True is inspired by multigenerational stories of inequality and transformation. Combining song and dance with intimate portraits of resilience and resistance, the show celebrates the women who have broken the culture of silence, challenged the status quo, and moved beyond barriers to achieve solutions.
February 24 - March 18, 2018
Jagged Little Pill May 5 - June 30, 2018
Introducing nineties anthems including “Ironic,” “You Oughta Know,” and “Hand In My Pocket,” Jagged Little Pill (1995) established Canadian singer-songwriter and Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette as an alternative rock icon. Diane Paulus (Waitress, Pippin) directs this world premiere musical based on the groundbreaking album with a book by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno).
Jessica Frey, Laura Baranik, Andrus Nichols and Stephan Wolfert in Bedlamâ€™s Sense and Sensibility at The Gym at Judson, 2016.
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(in order of appearance)
Andy Warhol.........................................................STEPHEN SPINELLA Truman Capote.....................................................................DAN BUTLER ADDITIONAL STAFF Assistant Stage Manager...........................................KAREN EVANOUSKAS Associate Scenic Designer..........................................................BRIAN WEBB Associate Costume Designer............................CHRISTOPHER VERGARA Assistant Lighting Designer................................CHRISTOPHER GILMORE Associate Sound Designer...........................................................SAM LERNER Assistant Projections Designer.......................................BRIAN McMULLEN Casting Associate.............................................................ALEXANDRE BLEAU Scenic Scale Model.............................................................GAETANE BERTOL A.R.T. Institute Production Dramaturg........................ANNABETH LUCAS Production Assistants..........................................................EMILY CUERDON, ALTA LEWIS-MILLARD Additional equipment provided by Sound Associates, Christie Lites.
SPECIAL THANKS Leslie Jordan, Roger Bart, Darrell Hammond, Marc Wolf Len Blavatnik, Larry Gagosian, Craig Kallman, Danny Cohen and Randy Weiner John Monitto, Josh Dorn-Fehrman, Chris Moore Dr. Chandler Clover Thompson D.M.A., M.S., CCCSLP Rick Pappas, Alan Schwartz, Joel Wachs, Michael Dayton Hermann, Vincent and Shelly Fremont, Matt Wrbican The show runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
“I FELT LIKE I WAS IN STUDIO 54. DRUGS, SEX AND ROCK & ROLL.”
SHAKESPEARE & DISCO COLLIDE EVERY SATURDAY THE LONG-RUNNING SMASH HIT CONTINUES AT OBERON Directed by Diane Paulus | Inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream 6
ACT II TAKE A CLOSER LOOK Learn more about the work and legacy of Andy Warhol and Truman Capote through Act II initiatives presented in partnership by A.R.T. and the Harvard Art Museums. To complement the production of WARHOLCAPOTE, the Harvard Art Museumsâ€™ Art Study Center will feature prints from Andy Warhol's portfolio Marilyn Monroe on September 11, 18, 25, and October 2. Visitors will be able to view the prints up close and discuss them with Museums staff. Viewings are free with museum admission; no appointment necessary during open hours. Please be prepared to present a photo ID. Children age 14 and older are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. These events coincide with regular Art Study Center Open Hours (Mondays, 1-4PM, 32 Quincy St.).
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The A.R.T. and the Harvard Art Museums will also partner to present an Act II series of post-performance discussions with contemporary artists and scholars. For more information about these initiatives, including individual speaker bios, a full schedule, and recordings of past discussions, please visit americanrepertorytheater.org/act-ii. 7
A Note from Adaptor Rob Roth In 1978 Andy Warhol and Truman Capote decided to write a Broadway play. Andy suggested that he tape-record their conversations with his Sony Walkman, and that the tapes would form the basis of the play. Truman enthusiastically agreed, and they began their collaboration.
In 2007, after lengthy discussion with the Andy Warhol Foundation and the Truman Capote Trust, I was given permission to search for these specific recordings. Matt Wrbican, head archivist at the Warhol Museum, hunted through the cassettes, eventually unearthing fifty-nine ninetyminute cassettes with “Truman” written on them. Approximately eighty hours of recordings. The majority of the tapes were undated. The cassettes were digitally transferred and then word-for-word transcribed by a bonded court reporting company. The resulting transcripts are the source for the majority of the play. Direct quotes from Andy and Truman found in interviews and other recordings were employed as well. The structure and location of the five conversations that form the play are wholly imagined, but every single word is directly from the mouths of Andy and Truman: a non-fiction invention. I have followed the creative path they discussed together, which Andy, luckily, recorded. 8
Photo: Gretjen Helene Photography. Timeline research by Annabeth Lucas and Zoë Aiko Sonnenberg.
The project was never completed, and the tapes, along with approximately 3,000 others, were stored. Upon Andy’s death in 1987, the entire collection of cassette recordings was sent to the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, where they remained un-listened to, un-catalogued, and un-transcribed.
A BRIEF WARHOL & CAPOTE CHRONOLOGY 1924: Truman Capote is born Truman Streckfus Persons in New Orleans. 1928: Andy Warhol is born Andrew Warhola in Pittsburgh, the child of immigrants from present-day Slovakia. 1943-1946: Capote publishes acclaimed short stories in women’s magazines including Harper’s Bazaar and Mademoiselle. 1948: Capote’s first novel, Other Voices, Other Rooms is published. The novel, which stayed on the New York Times Best Sellers list for nine weeks, featured an infamously alluring photo of the young writer reclined on a sofa. 1949: Warhol moves to New York City and finds graphic design work for magazines including Glamour, Vogue, and Seventeen. 1952: The Hugo Gallery holds an exhibition of Warhol’s work entitled "Fifteen Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote." 1958: Capote publishes Breakfast at Tiffany’s. 1965: The first of a four-part serial by Capote detailing the murders of a family in Holcomb, Kansas, is published in the New Yorker. The resulting novel, In Cold Blood, would become his most famous and influential work. 1968: Warhol is near-fatally shot in his New York studio, The Factory, by writer and actor Valerie Solanas. Warhol survived but was required to wear a medical corset for the rest of his life. 1969: Andy Warhol launches Interview magazine, to which Capote first contributed a 1976 piece about his unfinished novel, Answered Prayers. He would later write a column called “Conversations with Capote.” 1975: Esquire publishes "Mojave" and "La Côte Basque, 1965," two chapters from Capote's Answered Prayers. Two more chapters entitled "Unspoiled Monsters" and "Kate McCloud" would appear the following year. 1984: Capote dies at age 59 from liver cancer. 1987: Warhol dies of complications following gallbladder surgery at age 58. 9
Cast DAN BUTLER Truman Capote A.R.T.: All the Way. Broadway: Twentieth Century; Biloxi Blues; The Hothouse. OffBroadway: The Insurgents, The Weir, Olive and the Bitter Herbs, Irish Curse, Beast, Old Money, The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me… (Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk nominations), The Lisbon Traviata, Widow Claire, Much Ado About Nothing, Emerald City. Film & TV: Crazy, Stupid Love; Pearl (adaptor and director); Karl Rove, I Love You (producer, co-writer, co-director); Respect for Acting; Chronic Town; Fixing Frank; Enemy of the State; The Fan; Silence of the Lambs; “The Mist”; “Banshee”; “Blindspot”; "Blue Bloods”; “Prayers for Bobby”; “Frasier” (six seasons).
STEPHEN SPINELLA Andy Warhol A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Angels in America (two Tony and two Drama Desk Awards), A View from the Bridge, Electra, James Joyce’s The Dead (Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards, Tony nomination), Our Town, Spring Awakening, The Velocity of Autumn. Off-Broadway: Volpone, Love! Valour! Compassion! (Obie Award), The Seagull, The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…, An Iliad (Lucille Lortel and Obie Awards, Drama Desk nomination), As You Like It, Hamlet, A Man’s a Man, Coriolanus. Film & TV: Milk, Lincoln, Rubber, “The Education of Max Bickford,” “Royal Pains,” “24,” “Desperate Housewives,” “ER,” “The Knick,” "Code Black."
NOV. 4 & 5 @ OBERON
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.
Creative Team ROB ROTH Adaptor A.R.T.: Debut. Rob Roth received a Tony nomination for his Broadway directing debut, Disney’s Beauty and The Beast, which went on to become the eighthlongest-running show in Broadway history. "Beauty" has been seen by more than 40 million people all over the world, winning many awards, including the Olivier Award for Best Musical in London. Rob went on to direct the inaugural production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, and the Broadway musical Lestat, based on the Anne Rice Vampire Chronicles, with score by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. In addition to his work in theater, Rob is a frequent director of rock concerts, working with legendary artists KISS, Alice Cooper, Cyndi Lauper, The Dresden Dolls, and guitar great Steve Miller, among others. Rob has one of the world’s largest collections of rock and roll graphics, which are featured in the book The Art of Classic Rock. Rob is married to Dr. Patrick Meade and lives in New York City with their two Labs, Dash and Tag. MICHAEL MAYER Director A.R.T.: Debut. Recent theater work includes The Terms of My Surrender, Broadway; Funny Girl, London West End, UK Tour, TV; As You Like It, Toho Theatre, Tokyo; Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Broadway, National Tour; Love, Love, Love, Roundabout; God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, Encores! Off-Center. Other Broadway credits include: Spring Awakening (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards), National Tour, London, Vienna, Tokyo, Seoul; American Idiot (director and co-writer), National Tour, UK Tour, Japan, Korea; Thoroughly Modern Millie; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Side Man; A View From the Bridge; Everyday Rapture. Film: The Seagull (upcoming), Flicka, A Home at the End of the World. Opera: Rigoletto, The Met. Michael serves on the Board of New York Stage and Film.
STANLEY A. MEYER Scenic Designer A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Regional: From Here to Eternity, Saturday Night Fever (US Premieres), Finger Lakes Music Theatre Festival; Aida (American Premiere), Alliance Theatre; Treasure Island, Arkansas Repertory Theatre; The Three Musketeers, Syracuse Stage. Rock Tours: The Steve Miller Band, Alice Cooper, Cyndi Lauper. Awards: National Broadway Award, The League of American Theatres and Producers; Multiple Drama-Logue Awards, Grove Shakespeare Festival, California; 14 Awards for his designs for The Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California. CLINT RAMOS Costume Designer A.R.T.: Arrabal, Endgame, Donnie Darko, The Onion Cellar. Broadway: Violet, The Elephant Man (also West End), Eclipsed (Tony Award), In Transit, Sunday in the Park With George, Six Degrees of Separation. Awards: Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, three Lucille Lortel Awards, two ATW Henry Hewes Awards, and the TDF Irene Sharraf Award. His work includes over 100 national and international credits including Here Lies Love, Joan of Arc, Sweet Charity, and Frozen at Disneyland’s Hyperion. @clintramos KEVIN ADAMS Lighting Designer A.R.T.: Prometheus Bound. Broadway: The Terms of My Surrender, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award), American Idiot (Tony Award), Next To Normal (Tony Award nomination), Hair (Tony Award nomination), Spring Awakening (Tony Award), The 39 Steps (Tony Award), Hands on a Hardbody, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, A Class Act, Take Me Out. Off-Broadway: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Carrie, The Scottsboro Boys, new works by Edward Albee, Tony Kushner, Eric Bogosian, Anna Deavere Smith, Neil Simon, Richard Greenberg, Christopher Durang, Terrence McNally, Paula Vogel. Awards: Obie Award for Sustained Excellence. 11
Creative Team JOHN GROMADA Sound Designer A.R.T.: The Night of the Iguana; Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women; Tea at Five; Hartford Stage’s The Glass Menagerie. Broadway (Composer and/or Sound Designer): More than 35 productions including The Elephant Man, The Trip to Bountiful (Tony Award 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, Public 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 DARREL MALONEY Projections Designer A.R.T.: The Shape She Makes. Broadway: American Idiot, A Night with Janis Joplin, Everyday Rapture. Off-Broadway: Checkers (Drama Desk nomination), Vineyard Theatre; Kung Fu, Golden Child, Signature; The Submission, MCC. Regional: Allegiance, Old Globe; Karen O’s Stop the Virgens, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Sydney Opera House. Circus: Ringling Bros. Barnum and Bailey 144th. darrelmaloney.com
CHARLES G. LaPOINTE Hair and Wig Design A.R.T. Finding Neverland. Broadway: Over 75 shows including Hamilton; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; Anastasia; Amélie; Motown the Musical; Allegiance; On Your Feet!; A Gentleman’s Guide…; The Color Purple; Doctor Zhivago; Of Mice and Men; Violet; Sideshow; The Elephant Man; After Midnight; Clybourne Park; Bring It On; Newsies; Bonnie and Clyde; The Mountaintop; Memphis; Superior Donuts; In the Heights; Jersey Boys; The Band’s Visit (upcoming); SpongeBob SquarePants (upcoming). TV: The Wiz Live! (Emmy Award nomination). COOKIE JORDAN Make-Up Designer A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: Sunday in the Park with George, In Transit, Eclipsed, Side Show, After Midnight, Fela!, A View From the Bridge, South Pacific. OffBroadway: In the Blood, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Signature Theater; A Midsummer Night's Dream, Public Theater. Tours: Fela!, National Tour, European Tour; Dirty Dancing, National Tour; Flash Dance, National Tour. TV "The Wiz Live," NBC (Emmy Award nomination). ERIKA BAILEY Dialect Coach A.R.T.: Burn All Night; 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. Regional: New Electric Ballroom, Gloucester Stage Company; Absurd Person Singular, Nora Theatre Company; Arms and the Man, Guthrie Theatre; A Christmas Carol, McCarter Theatre; The Foreigner, Cabaret, To Kill a Mockingbird, Kansas City Repertory Theatre. As A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theater Training Head of Voice & Speech, Erika heads the graduate training program in voice and speech pedagogy in addition to teaching vocal production, dialects, and Shakespeare to the Institute acting students. Education: MA (Voice Studies), the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
JOHANNA McKEON Associate Director A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: War Paint, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, American Idiot, Grey Gardens. National Tours: Hedwig and the Angry Inch, American Idiot, Rent. Off-Broadway (Director): Tokio Confidential, Atlantic. Regional: Mona Mansour’s Unseen, Old Globe, Cape Cod Theatre Project; Comedy of Errors, Schmoozy Togetherness, Williamstown Theatre Festival; Anne Washburn’s I Have Loved Strangers, Clubbed Thumb; The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall, Vineyard Playhouse. Film: Auld Lang Syne, Indie Street 2016 Film Festival Audience Award for Narrative Feature. Awards: Drama League, Sagal, Fulbright Fellowships. Education: MFA, UT Austin. JIM CARNAHAN, CSA Casting A.R.T.: Nice Fish, The Glass Menagerie, Once. Director of Artistic Development for Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout Theatre Company: Time and the Conways, The Price, Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Love Love Love, She Loves Me, Noises Off, On the Twentieth Century, The Real Thing, Cabaret, Harvey, Sunday in the Park with George, The Pajama Game, Twelve Angry Men, Nine, Assassins, Side Man. Additional Broadway credits: 1984, Groundhog Day, Fun Home, Constellations, You Can’t Take It With You, The River, The Glass Menagerie, Matilda, Once, Peter and the Starcatcher, The Mountaintop, Jerusalem, Arcadia, The Scottsboro Boys, American Idiot, Spring Awakening, The Pillowman, Thoroughly Modern Millie, True West. London credits include: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Angels in America, The Glass Menagerie, Nice Fish, The Red Barn, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Streetcar Named Desire. Film & TV: The Seagull (upcoming), A Home at the End of the World, "Glee" (Emmy Award nomination).
RICK STEIGER Production Stage Manager A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: An American In Paris, National Tour, West End; Act One; War Horse; Come Fly Away; The Royal Family; 13: A New Musical; Rock ’N’ Roll; Frost/Nixon; Spring Awakening; The Woman In White; Caroline, or Change; Topdog/Underdog; Elaine Stritch: At Liberty; The Wild Party; Epic Proportions; The Civil War; Titanic; Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. Off-Broadway: A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Mother Courage and Her Children. KAREN EVANOUSKAS Assistant Stage Manager A.R.T.: Debut. Broadway: An American In Paris, The King and I, Act One, The Nance, War Horse, The Book Of Mormon. Off-Broadway: The Emperor Jones, Don’t You F**king Say A Word, Shows For Days, The Mystery Of Love & Sex, The Money Shot, Unbroken Circle, Who’s Your Daddy, Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Saturday Night, Communicating Doors, Visiting Mr. Green, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Das Barbecü, Yoko Ono’s New York Rock, Jeffrey.
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 American Repertory Theater is a member of ArtsBoston, StageSource, and Theatre Communications Group.
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A solo performance in the form of a basketball game about what it means to survive while black in America. After a limited engagement at OBERON, The Bitter Game will tour to a series of venues around greater Boston.
By the light of the karaoke machine, Grandma Maria, fueled by pork dumplings and diet Pepsi, shares a dark secret from her Filipino gangster past with one lucky grandchild. Traversing 50 years of faulty family memories, Seattle-based performer Sara Porkalob presents this timely new musical about what it means to come to America.
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ONTHEFLOOR November 10 & 11, 2017
After an epic weekend this past spring, ONTHEFLOOR is back! Driven equally by pumping bass, glitter, dance heroism and feats of endurance, this 90-minute, energy-busting experience is part dance, part video installation, part DJ set, and part concert.
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New York-based theater company 600 HIGHWAYMEN tests the limits of individual and collective responsibility, and our willingness to be there for one another. Performed in complete collaboration with the audience, The Fever examines how we assemble, organize, and care for the bodies around us.Who will you be when our eyes are on you? What will we see when we all look your way?
Queer Heartache February 9 & 10, 2018
Kit Yan is an award-winning, queer, trans, Asian-American poet from Hawaii. Queer Heartache is a solo slam poetry show that explores his identities, asks what queer hearts and families are made of, and interrogates the forces that constantly work to break them apart.
March 22 - 24, 2018
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Sizzling with sincerity and style, and fueled by a pop-filled playlist, this exhilarating show by the writer of the cinematic sensation Moonlight brings the riotous, defiant drag queen sub-culture of the early 2000s to glorious, vivid life. Presented in collaboration with Company One Theatre.
Now in its third year bringing world-class cabaret and solo performance to Cambridge. John Kelly – September 21, 2017 Bridget Barkan - November 16, 2017 Paul Iacono - December 14, 2017 Lady Bunny - January 25, 2018 Joseph Keckler - April 5, 2018 Fauxnique - May 17, 2018
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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 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 Producer Diane Borger, 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. Institute for Advanced Theater Training, which is run in partnership with the Moscow Art Theatre School, offers graduate training in acting, dramaturgy, and voice. The A.R.T. also plays a central role in Harvard's undergraduate Theater, Dance, and Media concentration. 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.
FOUNDING DIRECTOR Robert Brustein
As of August 2017
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.
VISIONARY Barr-Klarman Arts Capacity Building Initiative Amy and Ed Brakeman* Betsy and Edward Cohen*† Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
$100,000 and above 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
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 Rowland 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.
Debbie DeCotis † The Elphaba Fund Drew Faust Candy Kosow Gold and Martin Waters Lawrence Golub † Grayson Family Foundation Priscilla and Richard Hunt John Moriarty & Associates, Inc. Janet and Howard Kagan † Judith and Douglas Krupp 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 Valerie Beth Schwartz Foundation Silver Mountain for the Arts Delia and Robin Thompson Sarasina and Mike Tuchen Charlotte and Herb Wagner
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 Rosse Family Charitable Foundation
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* E.H.A. Foundation
$50,000 - $99,999
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*†
$25,000 - $49,999
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
$10,000 - $24,999
PARTNER Anonymous (3) Paolo Abelli Frances Shtull Adams Joel and Lisa Alvord Willa and Taylor Bodman Helen and Joe Bouscaren Robert Bowie, Jr. Cambridge Community Foundation Chet and Carol Cekala Beth and Richard Compson Kathy Connor EY Shanti Fry and Jeffrey Zinsmeyer
$5,000 - $9,999
PARTNER (cont'd) Maggie and Jonathan Seelig The Shane Foundation Mark Stein John Travis Fran and Barry Weissler ‡
$5,000 - $9,999 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
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 David Margolin and Nancy Bernhard 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
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
$2,500 - $4,999
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 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 Lori E. Gross and Robert Douglas Campbell
$1,000 - $2,499
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
$500 - $999 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 and Tim 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
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
$250 - $499 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 ‡ Naomi Kaufman & Tom Quintal 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 ‡ 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
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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
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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 Theatermania.com/ 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 5â€“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 on November 4 and 5. To learn more about A.R.T. Education & Community Programs, visit: americanrepertorytheater.org/education
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.
American Repertory Theater Staff THE TERRIE AND BRADLEY BLOOM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Director of Artistic Programs/Dramaturg Line Producer Special Assistant Company Manager Artistic Assistant Artistic Fellow
Ryan McKittrick Mark Lunsford Brídín Clements Ryan Sweeney Taylor Brennan Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence
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 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
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS
Interim 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 Education and Community Programs Intern Zoë Aiko Sonnenberg Marketing Interns Hali Letlow, Noelle Scarlett
Managing Director General Manager Theater and Facilities Manager
Senior Financial Accountant Financial Associate Payroll Coordinator Accounting Assistant
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
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
Front of House Manager Duty House Managers Volunteer Usher Coordinator
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 Sound Intern
Assistant Stage Operations Supervisor Stage Operations—Props 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
Rebecca Wrigley Toufiq Aitelfqih David Jewett Yvette Layne
Associate Production Manager Production Supervisor, Pedagogical Programs Interim IATT Production Management Fellow Costume/Props Stock Manager
Anna Fitzloff Steven Showalter Tracy Keene
Primary Audio Describer* Secondary Audio Describer* ASL Coach Open Captioning
Sam Lerner Bryan Atterberry Michelle Reiss Alison Schaefer Jamie Tippett
Steven Manifold Ricky Roman
Jan Stankus Jessica Shroder Randee Pascall Speights C2, David Chu
LOEB RECEPTION DESK Main Receptionists Receptionists
Sarah Leon, Maria Medeiros Jack Holder, Barbara Lindstrom, Sean O'Leary, Alison Schaefer, Matt Spano
As of September 2017 *This Season, the A.R.T. fondly remembers Alice Austin, who recently passed away unexpectedly. Alice provided description for blind and low-visioned patrons of numerous productions at A.R.T. and around the Greater Boston area. Since first working with A.R.T. on The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (2011), Alice guided the theater in the creation and curation of audio-described performances as well as advocating nationally for access to the arts.
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.
ALL ADMISSIONS INTO THE THEATER, ONCE THE PERFORMANCE HAS BEGUN, WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF MANAGEMENT.
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). WEST LOBBY
Assistive listening devices are available for all A.R.T. performances. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org/Call: 617.547.8300
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