Annual Report 2012/13 25TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Mission Arden Theatre Companyâ€™s mission is to tell great stories by great storytellers on the stage, in the classroom, and in the community. Next to Normal, 2012
2012/13 Show Results NEXT TO NORMAL
Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey Music by Tom Kitt Directed by Terrence J. Nolen On the F. Otto Haas Stage September 27 – November 4, 2012 Attendance: 14,369 Ticket Sales: $406,627 Performances: 44 “In the Arden production we are blessed by a combination of a powerful story told in a compelling way, a strong production, and...one of the most impressive musical ensembles I’ve seen on a local stage in a very long time. The result is an evening of theater...that I can almost guarantee you’ll be glad you saw and won’t easily forget.” –Chesnut Hill Local
FREUD’S LAST SESSION By Mark St. Germain Directed by Ian Merrill Peakes On the Arcadia Stage October 25 – December 23, 2012 Attendance: 11,729 Ticket Sales: $348,414 Performances: 70 “Gripping dialogue. Tour de-force acting and direction. Theater at its finest. Not only entertains, but also encourages thought, conversation, and a desire to seek knowledge.” –Stage Magazine
Freud’s Last Session, 2012
2012/13 Show Results
A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Children’s Theatre Season Sponsor:
Attendance: 10,215 Ticket Sales: $280,333 Performances: 62
By Charles Way Directed by Whit MacLaughlin On the F. Otto Haas Stage November 28, 2012 – February 3, 2013
Production Sponsor: Attendance: 29,551 Ticket Sales: $413,618 Performances: 91 “A fast-paced and slightly haunting retelling of one of the most told stories of all time. This Cinderella is a fighter, a rebel, and a strong-willed leading lady that is actually inspiring. The Arden’s Cinderella is a triumph of will, of love, and of a magical sense of youthful exuberance.” –Out with the Kids
By Samuel Beckettt Directed by Edward Sobel On the Arcadia Stage January 17 – March 10, 2013
“The Arden Theatre Company takes a swing and hits a theatrical home run with their thrilling production of Samuel Beckett’s challenging post-World War II drama Endgame…the Arden deserves credit for taking a chance with Endgame — and for not simply testing the boundaries of theater, but seeking to redefine it.” –Philadelphia Weekly
By Lorraine Hansberry Directed by Walter Dallas On the F. Otto Haas Stage March 7 – April 14, 2013
Attendance: 17,795 Ticket Sales: $430,331 Performances: 54 “In ways that are simultaneously thrilling and frightening, Raisin, [in a] vibrant production at the Arden Theatre Company, feels as vital as ever… Dallas’ production is an intriguing mix of tradition and new perceptions. He and his distinguished cast bring a note of humor and lightness I’ve never seen before… Hansberry’s words resonate as powerfully as ever.” –City Paper
2012/13 Show Results
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
Children’s Theatre Season Sponsor:
Honorary Producers: Fred and Emily Anton
By Greg Banks Based on the story by Carlo Collodi Directed by Matthew Decker On the Arcadia Stage April 10 – June 16, 2013
Attendance: 17,770 Ticket Sales: $250,296 Performances: 100 “Arden Children’s Theatre’s dynamic Pinocchio reveals what makes all great children’s stories special: the power of imagination. ” –Talkin’ Broadway
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler Directed by Terrenc J. Nolen On the F. Otto Haas Stage May 23 – June 30, 2013
Attendance: 14,050 Ticket Sales: $397,590 Performances: 44 “A gorgeously designed, magnificently presented production that, as a capstone to the Arden’s 25th season, revels in its success.” –Philadelphia Inquirer
Mainstage Season Sponsors:
2012/13 marked the Arden’s 25th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate than with a deep exploration of families in transition? Whether falling apart or coming together, a family of choice, of necessity, or a family of birth; this season tackled the joys and challenges of family bonds. We also stretched to new artistic heights by taking risks in programming—two musicals and a difficult classic. All great stories by great storytellers executed with excellence. The 25th anniversary kicked off with an audacious rock musical, the PulitzerPrize-winning Next to Normal, music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. To tell the story of a woman grappling with bipolar depression, director Terrence J. Nolen teamed up with video designer Jorge Cousineau to give the audience access into the head of the lead character, Diana. Led by Arden favorite, Krissy Fraelich, the cast fearlessly dove into an emotionally difficult piece that enraptured audiences with its honesty and heartbreak. Next, the Arden moved back in time for Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain which brought David Howie back to the Arden and was the directing debut of Arden collaborator Ian Merrill Peakes. Our production and design team went above and beyond to create an exact replica of Freud’s London study, including borrowing objects from the Penn Museum and soliciting authentic works of art from audience members. The result transported audiences to the night England entered WWII as St. Germain imagined a
philosophical debate on art, god, and science between Freud and C.S. Lewis. Following Freud’s Last Session on the Arden’s Arcadia Stage was a bold production of Samuel Beckett’s existential masterpiece, Endgame, directed by Associate Artistic Director Edward Sobel. Featuring Philadelphia performers James Ijames as Clov and Scott Greer as Hamm, the production departed from tradition by placing the action in an ambiguous space resembling a parking garage or underpass. Existing in some kind of post-apocalyptic world, Endgame follows four people, bound together by circumstance, over the tedium of a number of days. Endgame is a masterpiece of absurdism and Beckett one of the most important storytellers of our time. In an effort to help audiences unpack Beckett’s dense play, the Arden held post-show discussions following every performance. Guided by a moderator, audiences were encouraged to ask questions and share their interpretations of the play’s events.
For the fourth show, we turned to another classic written in the same time as Endgame: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. After the success of Clybourne Park and a sold-out reading of Raisin during the 2011/12 season, we were excited to bring a fully staged production to our audiences. Led by Philadelphia veterans Joilet Harris and U.R., this classic drama follows the journey of the Youngers, an African-American family, poised at a moment of great change as they consider moving to an all-white neighborhood. The play came alive under the direction of director Walter Dallas. Our Mainstage season closed with the second musical of the season, Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. The Arden previously staged the musical in 1994/95 but was excited to revisit the piece with a twist. Grace Gonglewski, who played Charlotte in the Arden’s original production, was eager to tackle the equally complicated role of Desiree this time around. Using the new Broadway orchestrations by Jason Carr, the Arden celebrated the joy of spring, love, and new beginnings. Our
production team built a beautiful elegant set featuring mirrored floors while the designers outdid themselves with lavish costumes and evocative lighting. Arden Children’s Theatre continued to share the joy of theatre with audiences of all ages. Cinderella, directed by Whit MacLaughlin used the classic fairy tale to investigate themes of grief and transformation. Adapter Charles Way updated the fairy tale so that, in this version, it is the Prince (Peterson Townsend) who loses his shoe and Cinderella (Mary Tuomanen) who finds it. Filled with shadow puppetry, masks, and transformative spaces, Cinderella explores loss and love in a way accessible for children and adults. Our second Children’s Theatre show, another classic, Pinocchio, was directed by Arden Associate Artistic Director Matthew Decker. While construction continued on the Hamilton Family Arts Center, the design team for Pinocchio created a construction site of their own on the stage. With a set comprised of drop cloths, power tools, scaffolding and costumes of paintspattered overalls, audiences were encouraged to suspend their previous conceptions of the story. This beloved story of Geppetto (Tony Lawton) and his puppet Pinocchio (David Raphaely) was adapted by Greg Banks (Robin Hood). The Arden has since commissioned him to write a new children’s play.
New Play Development In the 2012/13 season, the Arden continued its new play residency program, The Writers’ Room, with the support of The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage through the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, and the Independence Foundation New Theatre Works Initiative, as well as a grant from the National Endowment for the Ars. In the Writers’ Room, a playwright is in residence at the Arden for six weeks completing a draft of a new play, which is given a workshop and rehearsal period and culminating in a public performances. The Writers’ Room fosters a relationship among a writer, the Arden staff, artists, and audiences as well as the wider Philadelphia community. In its second year, the Writers’ Room brought emerging playwright Rachel Bonds to Philadelphia. Rachel’s plays have been developed or produced by New Georges, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea, Playwrights Horizons, Williamstown Theater Festival, American Theater Company, McCarter Theater, Roundabout Underground, MTC and Two River Theater. Rachel began her residency in March and wrote At the Old Place in three weeks. The play chronicles the story of a literature professor who returns to her family home in Richmond, VA following the death of her estranged mother, only to find two young people camped out on her lawn. This funny, poetic tale takes us through the thickets of growing up and the search for the roads we didn’t take. The response was terrific, with most performances selling out. 54 members of the general public signed up as “Inside the Writers’ Room” passholders who enhanced their experience by participating from start to finish. Passholders could observe the rehearsal process from the table-read through to open rehearsals and technical rehearsals to the performance. The Writers’ Room continued to attract national interest as word has spread about the program. In addition to the Writers’ Room, the Arden continued commissioning new plays from talented playwrights during the 2012/13 season. We received a draft of a commission made last year from award-winning playwright and screenwriter Stephen Belber and will be reading the play in the fall of 2013. In February, we held a workshop of a commissioned play for young audiences, an adaptation of Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates by Chicago playwright Laura Eason, the former Artistic Director of Lookingglass Theatre Company. Laura’s writing has been seen at Steppenwolf Theatre, Second Stage, CENTERSTAGE, and she is currently a staff writer on Netflix’s original series, “House of Cards.” Additionally, the Arden commissioned a new play from Greg Banks, the author of Pinocchio and Robin Hood.
At the Old Place, 2013
Educational Programs & Community Outreach Arden for All This year we continued our commitment to serving the young people of this region through our outreach initiatives. We gave away 6,172 free tickets and books through our theatre access program Arden for All (AFA). Arden for All has become the cornerstone of our educational outreach work. Our program currently serves five schools in Philadelphia, two schools in Ridley Park and three schools in Camden, New Jersey. Education Director Maureen Mullin Fowler designed show-related lesson plans that meet local, state and national academic standards. All lessons are taught by professional actors with teaching experience.Â Classroom teachers received show related books and a complete unit curriculum 8 weeks prior to seeing Cinderella and Pinocchio. Arden Teaching Artists conducted 3 theatre education workshops before and 1 workshop after the performance. Teachers included Alex Keiper, Kala Moses Baxter, Bi Jean Ngo and Peterson Townsend. 1,562 students received books, bus transportation and in-class lessons taught by Arden Teaching Artists in addition to free tickets to a show. AFA ensures that students from economically disadvantaged neighborhoods have access to awardwinning live theatre and essential arts education curriculum. The program continues to be well received by teachers and students alike. This season we also continued our partnership with the drama students at Camden Creative Arts at Morgan Village Academy (formerly Camden Creative Arts High School.) The students attended five productions and participated in master classes led by Ian Merrill Peakes (Freudâ€™s Last Session), Kala Moses Baxter (Cinderella) James Ijames and Scott Greer (Endgame), Peterson Townsend (A Raisin in the Sun), Davey Raphaely (Pinocchio), and one audition workshop led by Associate Artistic Director, Matthew Decker. Thanks to a generous gift from Ann Marie and Terry Horner, we were able to expand our programming at Camden Creative Arts at Morgan Village Academy. Peterson Townsend was able to teach four in-class lessons in conjunction with our production of A Raisin in the Sun, following our elementary school model of three lessons before and one after seeing the performance.
Arden Professional Apprentice Program The Arden Professional Apprentice (APA) program continues to build on a national reputation for producing well-rounded, skilled, up and coming theatre professionals. The apprentices rotate through all departments of the theatre and are central to the Arden’s day to day operations. The APA program continues to attract applicants from across the country. We received 100 applications from 27 different states, 3 countries, and 79 different colleges and universities. APA Class 20 graduated six aspiring theatre professionals from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Texas, Kentucky and California; four of whom are now employed by arts and culture organizations across the city of Philadelphia.
Teen Arden Teen Arden is a newly launched program, begun in 2012/13 through the generous support of the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation. Teen Arden fosters the theatre artists and audience members of the future by opening channels of communication between teens, professional artists and the community at large. Staff members and teaching artists led classes and events for teens focused around each Arden Mainstage and Children’s Theatre production. In its inaugural year, Teen Arden has grown into a program serving more than 140 high school students through Teen Nights at Arden productions, master classes with professional teaching artists, after-school sessions, trips to outside arts organizations, and professional development with Arden staff. With Teen Arden, the company has been able to build a bridge between Children’s Theatre and Mainstage audiences, and between Arden Drama School and the Arden Professional Apprentice program. Teen Arden is a comprehensive and in-depth program that gives high school-aged students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of professional theatre. In FY13 Arden’s Education staff worked to convene the Albert M. Greenfield Foundation Teen Council, and organized 15 Teen Arden events under the Council’s influence. By working with teens, the Arden intends to build a new community of artists and audiences. To ensure programming stays relevant and vital to the needs of its participants, Arden staff continue to meet with the members of the Teen Council who guide programming, plan Teen Nights, and identify potential new Teen Arden members. The members of this Council are listed on the Arden’s website, in all stagebills, and in all promotional materials for Teen Arden. Members of Teen Arden have truly become part of the Arden family.
First Fridays In addition to our main production work, we continued our artistic investment in our local community through our increased participation in Old City’s First Fridays. First Friday has become one of “Philadelphia’s most vital, significant cultural events.” Old City becomes a hub of activity with artists lining the sidewalks, art galleries hosting open houses, and street musicans at various locations. This season the Arden partnered with a different performing arts group each month, hosting free performances and receptions to celebrate the diversity of the Philadelphia performing arts community and increasing the overall cultural vibrancy of the First Friday experience. Groups participating in this new endeavor included Headlong Dance Theater, 11th Hour Theatre Company, The N-Crowd, Tell Me A Story, The Berserker Residents, and The Bearded Ladies. This past spring, the Arden received a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to expand this programming in the 2012/13 season, including commissioning new works by artists created specifically for First Friday.
Community Engagement & Accessibility Our Pay-What-You-Can program continues to be a successful mode of raising funds for local non-profits through open dress rehearsals of our Mainstage shows. This season our beneficiaries were: MANNA, Penn Museum, Free Library of Philadelphia, African American Museum in Philadelphia, and Upper Darby Summer Stage. Collectively, these Pay-WhatYou-Can evenings brought in $7,645 for these worthy organizations. Making our work accessible to all of our neighbors in the Greater Philadelphia area remains a priority, whether that means offering half price tickets to Mainstage and Children’s Theatre through our Target 2-for-1 program, or accommodating our patrons with special needs. To that end, we continue to offer audio description for patrons with limited vision, and open-captioned performances for patrons with hearing challenges. We also provide Large Print Programs and Assisted Listening Devices at every performance. We partner with Hands UP Productions to provide ASL “Shadow Signed” performances for Children’s Theatre, and are the only theatre in Philadelphia to do so. Unlike traditional ASL interpreting, our interpreters are included onstage and incorporated into the action, allowing our patrons with hearing loss to enjoy the performance more fully.
Arden Drama School Arden Drama School classes are designed to provide theatre education and training to children of all ages. Interactive and fun, our diverse classes, taught by theatre professionals, encourage collaboration and active imaginations while boosting self- confidence and developing skills on and off stage. Whether you are looking for 8 week commitment or a one day workshop, Arden Drama School has something for everyone. We continue to serve kids of all ages, from our Pre-School classes for three and four year olds, to our Kids’ Crew classes for grades K – 5 and our Teen Company for grades 6 – 12. Popular classes include Storytelling, Acting, Improvisation, and Musical Theatre. We utilize every available space throughout the building after-school, Saturday mornings and throughout the summer, as Arden’s favorite artists and teachers conduct classes and have fun with kids from all over the region. As we open our new facility to house our education programs, the Hamilton Family Arts Center, enrollment in Arden Drama School continues to rise. In 2012/13 more than 1,600 students enrolled in Arden Drama School camps, classes and workshops this season, including 60 students on scholarship. We also exceeded our revenue goal for tuition, bringing nearly $267,000 in revenue in FY13.
Hamilton Family Arts Center Our 2012/13 season was a year of significant progress on the Hamilton Family Arts Center, a dramatic expansion of our campus in Old City. After a competitive bid process in May of 2012, we selected our construction contractor C.H. Schwertner & Sons, Inc. In early September 2012, we finalized the construction contract and secured construction financing. In October of 2012 we began construction on the Center and progress moved swiftly throughout the winter and into the spring. The construction team installed all new systems in the building—mechanical, electrical, and fire safety. Steel beams to support the roof were put in place so that existing structural columns could be removed in the rehearsal hall and studio theatre. New windows were put in the front of the building to connect the interior with the bustle of 2nd Street. A brand new elevator was built onsite to make the building fully accessible. In early June of 2013 we completed the major construction on the building and we received our
Certificate of Occupancy. On June 7, 2013 we held the 25th Anniversary Granfalloon inside the building. It was a very special celebration of 25 years, which honored the Arden’s eight past board presidents and offered guests a sneak peek at the Hamilton Family Arts Center. During the final two productions of the 25th Anniversary season we expanded the capital campaign to reach out to all Arden audiences. During the run of Pinocchio, we held post performance family-oriented tours of the building under construction. Prior to every performance of A Little Night Music, Arden donors were invited to join staff, board, and our team of Ambassadors for a construction tour of the Hamilton Family Arts Center and a picnic dinner. In addition to raising direct contributions to the capital campaign, these events introduced many new people to the Arden’s education and new play programs, and gave patrons a deeper connection to the non-performance aspects of the Arden. By the end of the 2012/13 season the capital campaign was over 92% complete with over $5.35 million in funds raised.
25th Anniversary Granfalloon
On Friday, June 7, 2013 over 250 guests gathered for a sneak peek of the new Hamilton Family Arts Center for the 25th Anniversary Granfalloon. The event honored the Ardenâ€™s eight past board presidents: Kate Allison, Sheila Kutner, Lynn Haskin, Hether Smith, Tom Butler, Lee van de Velde, David Fryman, and Ellen Foster. Co-chairs Eileen Heisman and Martin Tuzman, along with June and Steve Wolfson, joined guests as they toured the new space, enjoyed a silent auction, speed dating with Arden artists, dancing with Leroy Hawkes and the Hipnotics, and Cabaret performances during dessert. Special guest artists who participated in Arden speed dating included Joilet Harris, Walter Dallas, Anthony Lawton, James Ijames, and Bruce Graham. The event grossed over $175,000 in support of the Ardenâ€™s programming.
This evening would not have been possible without the generous support from our sponsors; the Hamilton Family Foundation, Independence Foundation, the June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation, Harmelin Media, Campbell Soup Foundation, Kieran Timberlake, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Karr Barth Associates Inc., Charles and Mindy Goldberg Rose, Karma, Kate Allison and Jack Earle, Cumberland Advisors, Elfant Wissahickon, Eve Biskind Klothen and Kenneth L. Klothen, Jeanne B, Fisher and Robert Lang, Fox Chase Bank, The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation, Jenkintown Building Services, Park America/The Weitzman Families, PECO, and Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Banking.
Statement of Functional Expenses For the Year Ended June 30, 2013
$1,656,244 Salaries Payroll taxes and benefi ts $400,663 Total salaries and related expenses $2,056,907 Accounting 10,172 Arden drama school Advertising and promotions 465,110 Apprentice program 10,068 30,557 Box offi ce expense Capital campaign 13,500 Commissions 5,323 Computer services 33,435 Concessions Credit card fees 67,756 Depreciation 150,526 113,542 Designers 15,864 Dues and Subscriptions Fundraising costs 11,732 Housing 73,236 Insurance 23,624 Interest expense Miscellaneous 166,746 Occupancy Offi 6,254 ce supplies Outreach program 43,937 53,270 Postage 263,296 Production costs 213,851 Royalties 55,269 Travel and entertainment Total expenses
Total Program Management Supporting and General Fundraising Services
13,840 29,066 12,924 14,343 1,491 69,986 7,147 13,682 14,699
82,062 2,129 7,528 14,183 201,189 25,406 4,467 5,139 1,317
465,110 10,068 30,557 82,062 13,500 21,292 33,435 75,284 193,775 113,542 15,864 201,189 11,732 86,160 37,967 1,491 262,138 17,868 43,937 72,091 263,296 213,851 71,285
A Raisin in the Sun, 2013
Statement of Activities For the Year Ended June 30, 2013
Unrestricted Temporarily Permanently Restricted Restricted
Revenue, Gains and other support
Contributions and grants
$1,657,636 $1,435,372 $71,973
Net assets released from restrictions
Ticket and subscription sales $2,651,446
Investment income Drama school tuition
Expenses Program Services
Management and general
Increase in net assets
Net assetsâ€“ beginning of year
Net assetsâ€“end of year
Sylvan Society 2012/13 Sassafras Grove ($10,000 & Above) Anonymous Mr. Frederick W. Anton, III CHG Charitable Trust In memory of Ruth and Herbert Dordick + Otto Haas Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. N. Peter Hamilton Hirsig Family Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation Ann Marie and Terry Horner Wyncote Foundation, at the recommendation of Leonard C. Haas
Stephen J. Falchek and John A. Offidani, III Linda and David Glickstein Drs. Paula and Thomas J. Humphries Leslie and Barbara Kaplan Carol and D. Scott Kelley Drs. Robin and Saifuddin Mama Thomas Petro and Kristine Messner Peggy and Steve Morgan Keith and Jim Straw June and Steve Wolfson Family Foundation Ellen Yin+
Cherry Grove ($5,000-$9,999) Anonymous Sally and Michael Bailin ^ Ann Diebold Marie and Joseph Field Tim and Ellen Foster ^ Ms. Elizabeth Gemmill Virginia and Harvey Kimmel Arts Education Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation Josephine Klein Suzanne F. Roberts Cultural Development Fund Charles and Mindy Goldberg Rose^ Lee and Christopher van de Velde Rosalyn and Stephen Weinstein Ted and Stevie Wolf
Mulberry Grove ($1,000-$2,499) Anonymous Archie D. and Bertha H. Walker Foundation Brian Abernathy and Elizabeth Ireland Iris Melendez and Henry R. Adamczyk, Jr. Rebecca and John Adams John Alchin and Hall Marryatt Lisa and Stan Altman Theodora W. Ashmead Bethany Asplundh Jim and Janet Averill Sheryl and Allen Bar Giséle Sambar Bathish Ivy Bayard Sandy and Mickey Bernstein Reggie Blaszczyk and Lee O’Neill Louis Bluver Jean G. Bodine Patricia Bowman Almut Breazeale DeDe and Tony Brown Nancy Burd Thomas Burke and Rick Fountas Laurada Byers and Michael Sanyour Vicki and Russ Carlson Priscilla and John Clement
Filbert Grove ($2,500-$4,999) Anonymous Carol and Tom Beam John Bitman ^ Bob and Nancy Elfant Lois G. Brodsky John and Susan Coleman Anne M. Congdon Robert M. Dever
Marta Dabezies, in honor of Lisa Burns Joy De Jesús and Jamie Reynolds Tobey and Mark Dichter Michael A. Donato Marie and Peter Dooner Deb Dorsey and Mike Green Shafiq Ebrahim James R. Fairburn and David A. Wickard Ted and Shannon Farmer Jeanne Fisher Sandi Foxx-Jones David and Christina Fryman* Sally Walker and Tom Gilmore^ Andrea Gelzer Terry Graboyes Marcy Gringlas and Joel Greenberg Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Greenfield David and MaryJane Hackney Ronna and Robert Hall Mr. and Mrs. Jon Harmelin Don Haskin and Lynn Martin Haskin Jane and Steve Heumann Karen and Mark Hite Dr. David and Patricia Holtz* Susan Jacobson and Michael Golden* Caroline Kemmerer Dorothy Novick and Peter Kenney Holly Kinser Kenneth and Eve Klothen Sandra and Peter Klugman Sharon and Joel Koppelman Winnie and Eric Lien William A. Loeb Richard Maimon and Susan Segal Tina Manco Lewis R. and Sue Ann Marburg Gloria and Dan Mariano Jean Markovitz Lee Marks and Lisl Zach Barbara and Don Matheson John and Amy McCawley*
Andrea Mengel and George A. Ritter Seymour Millstein A.C. Missias Ellen and Michael Mulroney Suzanne and Ron Naples Jerome Napson, in honor of Annie Richardson Amy L. Murphy and Terrence J. Nolen Michael Norris and Matt Varrato Dr. and Mrs. Joel Porter Carol and John Rauch Ann and Frank Reed, through the Malfer Foundation Kurt and Mary-Ann Reiss Cintra and Franklyn Rodgers Amelia Q. Riley Phyllis and Martin Rosenthal Mike Salmanson, Tobi Zemsky and Noah Salmanson Dolly Beechman Schnall and Dr. Nathan Schnall, in loving memory of Laurie Beechman Robert and Karen Sharrar Laura and Ron Siena, in honor of Nancy and Bob Elfant Hether, Don and Sarah Smith Richard and Amanda Smoot Kathleen A. Stephenson William K. Stewart Foundation Adelaide Sugarman and Marshall Greenberg Harvey B. Swedloff Eileen Heisman Tuzman and Martin Tuzman Thomas and Patricia Vernon^ Richard E. Woosnam and Diane Dalto Woosnam Hope Yursa Michael Zuckerman and Jan Levine, in memory of Jonathan Levine ZAKARAK Productions
Annual Fund Donors 2012/13 $500 - $999 Temmy Acton Sheila Bell and Thomas Dodds J. Robert and Marilyn Birnhak Dorothy Tomassini and Barry Brenner Ruth E. Brown Chip Capelli Bob and Cheryl Carfagno Joseph T. Casey^ Drs. Fred and Karen Clark
Kathy Nolen Edwards and Bill Edwards* Carolyn N. and Joseph M. Evans, Jr. Dan Gannon Brian Hanna Marge and Philip Kalodner Barbara and Jerry Kaplan Scott and Margie Kasner Phyllis Kauffman Mary and Dean Kline Bernadette Koller^
Mary Ellen Krober Ruth and Peter Laibson Beth and Bill Landman Joan and Marc S. Lapayowker David Lerman Pat and Jim Lobb Frank and Sally Mallory Donald J. Martin and Richard Repetto Sue and David Maynard Paul Rabe and Cheryl Gunter
Although space does not allow us to list gifts under $500, we gratefully acknowledge those contributions.
* gifts made through the United Way
Jane Scaccetti Harold and Sharon Schwalm Antoinette Farrar Seymour Ellen Schwartz and Jeremy Siegel Barbara and Mike Soroker Anne Speyer Harold and Emily Starr Eric Tamulonis and Deirdre Gibson Dr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Vasso +in-kind gifts
^includes a matching gift
Corporate, Foundation and Government Support $100,000 & above The Albert M. Greenfi eld Foundation Hamilton Family Foundation Independence Foundation The Kresge Foundation The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage The Pew Charitable Trusts Philadelphia Cultural Leadership Program William Penn Foundation $50,000 to $99,999 Comcast Corporation The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Shubert Foundation $15,000 to $49,999 Anonymous Campbell Soup Foundation Fox Chase Bank The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Harmelin Media Hirsig Family Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Lincoln Financial Foundation Medical Legal Reproductions+ National Endowment for the Arts PECO Target Corporation Universal Health Services, Inc.
$7,500 to $14,999 ACE Group Boeing Corporation Anne M. and Philip H. Glatfelter Family Foundation The Horner Foundation Main Line Health Philadelphia Cultural Fund PNC Charitable Trust Susquehanna Bank Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals TD Charitable Foundation
$2,500 to $7,499 Arronson Foundation Barra Foundation Caroline Alexander Buck Foundation Caroline J. S. Sanders Charitable Trust II Civic Foundation Dolfi nger-McMahon Foundation Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Memorial Fund The Haley Foundation Hatboro Beverages+ Louis N. Cassett Foundation Paul E. Kelly Foundation Pennsylvania Council on the Arts The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com+ Philadelphia Insurance Companies Steen Outdoor Advertising+ Sovereign Bank Foundation The Victory Foundation Walter J. Miller Trust The Wells Fargo Foundation
$750 to $2,499 Actorsâ€™ Equity Association Foundation Beneserv The Charlotte Cushman Foundation Drumcliff Foundation Enterprise Holdings Foundation Graboyes Commercial Window Company The Hassel Foundation Jenkintown Building Services+ The Kesher Fund of the Cohen-Fruchtman-Krieger Family, Inc. The Pittsburgh Foundation The Rittenhouse Foundation $749 and under Boxcar Brewing Company+ CafĂŠ Excellence+ Victorian Savories+ William Goldman Foundation +denotes gifts of services or goods
A Raisin in the Sun, 2013
Board of Directors 2012/13 Brian Abernathy, President Nancy Burd, Vice President Holly Kinser, Vice President Michael A. Donato, Treasurer Nancy Hirsig, Secretary Joy L. De Jesús Nancy Elfant Robert Elfant Jeanne Fisher Ellen P. Foster David Fryman Elizabeth H. Gemmill Darrel A. German Albert M. Greenfield, III Ronna F. Hall N. Peter Hamilton Joanne Harmelin Lynn Martin Haskin, Ph.D. Eileen Heisman Barbara Kaplan Virginia Kimmel Richard L. Maimon Dr. Saifuddin T. Mama John J. McCawley Andrea Mengel Amy L. Murphy Terrence J. Nolen Charles H. Rose H. Hetherington Smith Lee van de Velde Steve Wolfson Ellen Yin
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Production photos on Cover-P9, P16-20 by Mark Garvin. P10 Teen Arden photo and P13 Arden Drama School photos by Plate3 Photography.