C O N STE L L AT I O N S BY NICK PAYNE
DIRECTED BY CHRIS COLEMAN
CONSTELLATIONS MARY’S WEDDING
FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CHRIS COLEMAN
The first year I came to Portland, I was getting to know a couple who had been attending Portland Center Stage since our first day in business. They had met in college back in the Midwest. While he was stationed overseas, they continued their courtship the only way possible at the time: through handwritten letters posted via snail mail. It was a slow, thoughtful way of getting to know each other, but as they relayed their story some 45 years after their first meeting, it was clear it had been a successful method. The loves we meet, the choices we make, the moments we find the courage to speak from our heart, and the times we shrink from giving voice to our truth — follow us, haunt our thoughts, and inhabit our dreams. In Mary’s Wedding, we get the rare gift of revisiting our own innocence, our earliest longings, and our deepest struggles to find words for the feelings that threatened to overflow their banks in our youth. It’s a story without irony or guile, as willing to live in the crevasses of a dream as much as it is on the back of a horse. In 2017, it feels like a privilege to travel back to this moment in the early days of the 20th century, to get to know these two young people aching to find their way forward with the other.
“We all live both sides of every story.” An old friend made this statement to me shortly after my 40th birthday, while I was bemoaning some aspect of a struggling relationship. It felt like she had tossed a pebble into a still pond and the waves continued to ripple outward for months afterward. “Is that so?” “I hope so.” And then: “I’m not sure I want to live both sides in all the stories I’ve played a part.” Nick Payne found inspiration for Constellations from a documentary hosted by the famous physicist Brian Greene, whom I first knew as the author of The Elegant Universe. The documentary, The Fabric of the Cosmos, explored the basic components of time, space, quantum physics and, in its fourth installment, the multiverse. Depending on where you stand in the world of theoretical physics, the concept of multiple universes is either science fiction or the theory that makes everything else fit together. Greene is a believer and makes a persuasive case. For Payne, the notion that one version of him could be sitting at his computer writing a play and another could be engaged in something completely different in another time/space dimension was a bit like that pebble in the pond: it stayed with him, rippling farther and farther out. In his gem of a story, what seems at first a random series of viewpoints eventually reveals a structure as elegant and musical as the universe itself. And like any good storyteller, Payne finds a way to make the “game” of his fascination resonate with more depth and emotional truth the deeper into it we burrow. It’s a great path to wend our way together into the final days of spring here in the Northwest. As you head home, I hope it has you glancing at the prism of your own story from new angles.
APRIL 15–MAY 28, 2017 IN THE ELLYN BYE STUDIO
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | CHRIS COLEMAN
MARY’S WEDDING By Stephen Massicotte Directed by Brandon Woolley Scenic and Costume Designer G.W. Mercier
Lighting Designer Kristeen Willis Crosser
Sound Designer Em Gustason
Projection Designer Kwame Braun
Dialect Coach Mary McDonald-Lewis
Production Dramaturg Mary Blair
Stage Manager Mark Tynan
Production Assistant Bailey Anne Maxwell
Casting Brandon Woolley
Alex J. Gould...........................Charlie Lexi Lapp........................... Mary/Flowers The world premiere of Mary’s Wedding was presented as part of the 2002 playRites Festival of New Canadian Plays at Alberta Theatre Projects. The playwright acknowledges the assistance of the Banff Playwrights Colony — a partnership between Canada Council for the Arts, The Banff Centre and Alberta Theatre Projects.
PERFORMED WITHOUT INTERMISSION. The photo, video or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited. The Actors and Stage Manager employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
SUPPORTING SEASON SPONSORS
Portland Center Stage at The Armory receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.
FROM THE DIRECTOR: Brandon Woolley Do you remember your dreams? I have a bit of an obsession with trying to remember the exact details of mine each morning. And on more than one occasion I’ve woken up to find myself questioning the reality of what I had just dreamt. What did it all mean? How did my brain put those images together? Was it real? In Mary’s Wedding, we learn at the very beginning of the play that what we are about to witness is a dream. The dream is set during WWI and the events take place in Canada and beyond. As we tumble in and out of things that have happened, imagined realities and fabricated worlds, anything can transpire. Time is nebulous. Memories can come flooding back all at once, realities can crash in upon us, and new ideas can pour forth. All we really know for sure in this dream is that we are entering the subconscious of a young woman who is trying to remember, reimagine and revisit a relationship with her beloved as she prepares for her wedding day. So how do you make a dream of a WWI love story materialize onstage? In dreams, the mind draws upon hundreds of memories, ideas, images, songs and stories to give us insight or help us access things we couldn’t imagine in everyday life. For this play, we needed to create a world where all of this could happen. The design team immediately latched onto my idea of a “melting world” where each moment could inform the moments before and after. There is an inherent theatricality available whenever the word “dream” is uttered. What we hope you will experience throughout Mary’s Wedding are all of the elements of theater — the change of a light cue, the transformation of a set piece, or the shift of a dialect — working together to create that magical, dreamlike state. I write these notes only a week into rehearsal and there is still a lot to discover through the mind of Mary. Ultimately, I hope her dream will take you on a journey that is enlightening, cathartic and whimsical. In the end, you’ll have to wake up and move forward, just as Mary and Charlie do.
MARY’S WEDDING | CAST ALEX J. GOULD Charlie
This production marks Alex’s debut at The Armory. Alex is an actor and fight director in New York City, originally from Boston, MA. Off-Broadway: The Woodsman (New World Stages, 59E59 Theaters), which was also featured on PBS and is available on BroadwayHD. Other New York credits include The Radicalization of Rolfe (New York International Fringe Festival Best Overall Play 2016); Last Cigarette (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Student Body, The Mysteries, a cautionary tail, Thomas Bradshaw’s Job and #serials @theflea (Flea Theater). Regional/ international: Whaddabloodclot by Katori Hall (Williamstown Theatre Festival) and Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015. Readings/ workshops: Ensemble Studio Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Lark, Guild Hall and Jewish Plays Project. Alex is a former member of The Bats, the resident acting company at the Flea Theater. Education: The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. alexjgould.com LEXI LAPP Mary/Flowers
Lexi is thrilled to be working at The Armory for the first time. New York: Alligator (New Georges/ The Sol Project) and STET (Abingdon Theatre Company/The Muse Project). Regional: I Will Be Gone, That High Lonesome Sound, So Unnatural a Level (Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville); Luna Gale, At The Vanishing Point and The Markers (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Other credits include Ilse in Spring Awakening, Sebastian in The Tempest, Evelyn in The Shape of Things, Agnes in A Bright Room Called Day, The Moon in Blood Wedding, and Valerie in Trojan Women 2.0. Film: Love & Everything in Between and Cut Shoot Kill. Lexi is a graduate of Ramapo College of New Jersey and the Acting Apprentice Company at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Much love to Mom and Sam.
MARY’S WEDDING | CREATIVE TEAM STEPHEN MASSICOTTE Playwright
Stephen’s play Mary’s Wedding premiered in 2002 at the Alberta Theatre Projects’ playRites Festival and was the winner of the 2000 Alberta Playwriting Competition, the 2002 Betty Mitchell Award and the 2003 Alberta Book Award. Mary’s Wedding has received more than a hundred productions, has been translated into French, and has been adapted into an opera by the Pacific Opera Victoria. His play The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion premiered as a co-production between the Tarragon Theatre and the Great Canadian Theatre Company and was a hit Off-Broadway. It won the 2007 Canadian Author’s Association Award for Best English Language Play and the 2007 Alberta Book Award for Drama. His most recent play, The Clockmaker, premiered at the Alberta Theatre Projects’ 2009 playRites Festival and won the 2009 Betty Mitchell Award for Best New Play and the 2011 Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best English Language Play. Stephen wrote the feature films The Dark and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning, for which he won the award for Best Script/Drama over 60 Minutes at the 2004 Alberta Media Production Industries Association Awards. He also wrote the award-winning short film June and, most recently, Historica Canada’s Winnipeg Falcons and Nursing Sisters Heritage Minutes. BRANDON WOOLLEY Director
Brandon is a director and producer in Portland, Oregon. He is excited to be collaborating on Mary’s Wedding with such a stellar team. Later this spring Brandon will assistant direct the Oregon Symphony’s production of Persephone. Directing credits include: Sex with Strangers (The Armory); International Falls and The Few (CoHo Productions); The God Game (self-produced); The End of Sex (Theatre Vertigo); Dial M for Murder (Bag&Baggage Productions). Brandon has worked on multiple shows at The Armory as an assistant director (Astoria: Part One, LIZZIE, The Whipping Man, Red, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and A Christmas Story). He has also collaborated with Third Rail Repertory Theatre, Broadway Rose Theatre Company and Live On Stage. Brandon is the producing associate and JAW
co-producer at Portland Center Stage at The Armory. Much love to Sean, Mom and Brittney. G.W. MERCIER Scenic and Costume Designer
Portland Center Stage at The Armory scenic design credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Dreamgirls, Fiddler on the Roof (PAMTA Award, Best Set Design), Anna Karenina, Sunset Boulevard, Ragtime, Grey Gardens, Guys and Dolls, Cabaret, West Side Story and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow. In San Francisco, he was honored with the Bay Area Critics Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for Saroyan’s The Time of Your Life at ACT and the Theatre Bay Area Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for Tarell McCraney’s Head of Passes at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The Public Theater, both directed by Tina Landau. In New York, he proudly received the Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award for Outstanding Talent and Vision in Design. G.W. Mercier thrives on collaborating with amazing writers, composers, directors, partner designers and actors, creating original work or making established shows seem new. KRISTEEN WILLIS CROSSER Lighting Designer
Kristeen is thrilled to return to The Armory after designing lighting for Sex with Strangers last season. Recent regional theater credits include ACTSeattle’s Invisible Hand and Triad Stage’s Crimes of the Heart. She has designed for several area theaters, including Artists Repertory Theatre (Feathers and Teeth and Eurydice), Third Rail Repertory Theatre (The Night Alive and Or), Northwest Children’s Theater (Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio), Profile Theatre (Buried Child and Thief River), CoHo Productions (Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune and The Outgoing Tide) and Miracle Theatre (Mariela in the Desert and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents). She was also recently nominated for a Los Angeles Ovation Award for her lighting design of Foxfinder in Pasadena. She thanks her husband, Mike, for all of his love and support. EM GUSTASON Sound Designer
Em is excited to be working with Brandon Woolley again after last season’s The Few with Coho Productions.
Other recent Portland credits include Marjorie Prime with Artists Repertory Theatre, James and the Giant Peach with Oregon Children’s Theatre and How We Got On with Portland Playhouse. He holds a B.A. in technical theater and audio recording from The Evergreen State College. KWAME BRAUN Projection Designer
Kwame Braun oscillates arrhythmically between documentary filmmaking and creating video projections for theater and dance. He taught filmmaking for many years at the University of California, most recently at Berkeley, but has recently jumped ship for the University of Washington, Seattle. His African documentaries — passing girl; riverside and Stageshakers! — have screened at international ethnographic film festivals, including New York City’s Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival. His collection of short videos, Video Portraits of Survival, V.2, premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in 2007. Recent theater projects include The Lasso of Truth at Marin Theatre Company and Chavez Ravine at UC Berkeley. He is currently involved in the development of a chamber opera by Philip Kan Gotanda and Max Duykers, Both Eyes Open. This is his first show at The Armory, and he thanks Skip Mercier for roping him in. MARY MCDONALD-LEWIS Dialect Coach
Mary McDonald-Lewis has been a professional artist since 1979. She resides in Portland, Oregon, and is an international dialect coach for film, television and stage. She also works as a voice actor, on-camera actor, stage actor and director. Mary’s Wedding is MaryMac’s 28th show with Portland Center Stage at The Armory, and you can also hear her work at Artists Repertory Theatre, where she is a resident artist, voice and text director. She is deeply grateful to the patrons and audience members of The Armory, whose support allows the theater to provide her services to the actors. MaryMac loves what she does, and she thanks Finnegan, Sullivan and Flynn for always wagging their tails when she comes home.
MARY’S WEDDING | CREATIVE TEAM MARY BLAIR Production Dramaturg
Despite a degree in business administration and a career in human resources with Macy’s and PepsiCo in New York, Mary is a theater geek at heart. She joined Portland Center Stage at The Armory in 2010 as a member of the JAW reading committee, then left to manage CoHo Productions for two seasons. She returned to The Armory in 2014 as literary associate. Previous dramaturgical credits include Our Town (her favorite play of all time) and The Oregon Trail. Mary wishes to thank Brandon Woolley for this opportunity to dive into the history and poetic writing that is Mary’s Wedding. MARK TYNAN Stage Manager
Imagine being in a room full of artists, watching the birth of an idea, a movement given purpose, a sentence, phrase, scene, act given life. Then imagine that room translating to the stage with lighting, sound, costumes, scenery and props, then you can imagine what Mark’s job is like. Special thanks to the phenomenal production assistants, Stephen Kriz Gardner, Will Bailey, Kristina Mast, Bailey Anne Maxwell and Kristen Mun, who help keep the vision attainable. Prior to The Armory, Mark toured nationally and internationally with musicals including Jersey Boys,
MARY’S WEDDING SPONSOR STATEMENTS
Dreamgirls, The King and I with Rudolf Nureyev, How to Succeed …, Grand Hotel, The Phantom of the Opera and Rent. Other Portland credits include several summers with Broadway Rose Theatre Company in Tigard. Regional credits include Alley Theatre (Houston, TX), La Jolla Playhouse (La Jolla, CA) and Casa Mañana Theatre (Fort Worth, TX). BAILEY ANNE MAXWELL Production Assistant
Bailey Anne Maxwell is thrilled to be returning to The Armory, after acting as production assistant for Little Shop of Horrors, Stupid F**king Bird, Sex with Strangers, Other Desert Cities, Twist Your Dickens (2014 and 2015) and Dreamgirls. Bailey also worked as a deck crew member on Great Expectations last season. In the past, Bailey has worked as a production assistant with Artists Repertory Theatre on The Motherf **ker with the Hat, Foxfinder, Ten Chimneys, The Lost Boy and Seven Guitars. Bailey has recently enjoyed being the stage manager for Up the Fall with PHAME Academy and The Wizard of Oz with Broadway Rose Theatre Company. She has also worked with Profile Theatre as a stage management apprentice on Buried Child, Eyes for Consuela and In the Next Room. Bailey is a proud Linfield College graduate and a member of the EMC program.
As we at Cupcake Jones look back on our 10 years in business and as a neighbor of The Armory, we are clear that partnerships like ours are the fabric of what makes Portland a great place to live. When businesses support the arts and arts organizations support local businesses, everyone wins. And since weddings are our business, Mary’s Wedding seemed the perfect sponsorship opportunity. Thank you for 10 great years, neighbors. Here’s to many more!
FOOTWEAR SPECIALTIES INTERNATIONAL
Footwear Specialties International is pleased to support Portland Center Stage at The Armory for this production of Mary’s Wedding. FSI recognizes the value that the arts in general, and theater in particular, provide to a community, creating inspiration and enrichment far beyond the doors of this venue. The Armory has consistently been committed to excellence through a wide variety of diverse performances. FSI is proud to help them continue that tradition.
Join us July 28-30, 2017
For two weeks every summer, Portland Center Stage at The Armory bursts at the seams with new play energy. JAW (short for Just Add Water) fills The Armory with playwrights, actors, directors, dramaturgs, stage managers, production assistants, and sometimes even dogs and babies. Rehearsals fill up every nook and cranny of the building while the copy machine whirs day and night with new pages and fresh scripts churning back into the rehearsal rooms. The two-week blur of activity ends with staged readings that are free and open to the public, July 28-30, with a smorgasbord of performances throughout The Armory from local theater and arts ensembles.
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A Conversation with the Playwright
Production dramaturg Mary Blair spoke with playwright Stephen Massicotte about his play Mary’s Wedding.
MARY’S WEDDING WAS YOUR FIRST FULL-LENGTH PLAY. WHAT INSPIRED IT? So this was going to be a war play. However, I was in love when I wrote it, and I thought it was a love to end all loves. This is not that love story but the more I loved her, the more Mary and Charlie loved each other. The more I longed to return to her, the more they longed to return to each other. So the war play became a love story. I wrote it to forget her and to get her back and to remember her and to let her go.
MARY AND CHARLIE ARE FICTIONAL BUT THE CHARACTER OF GORDON FLOWERDEW IS AN ACTUAL CANADIAN SOLDIER AND WWI HERO … I think that I dramatize history in a frustrated effort to make it solid and real. I want the dead to be alive again, so that they’ll walk and talk for me. I want to slow things down. And it seems important, for some reason, that I tell the audience that there were other people here before us.
THE POEM “THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE” FEATURES PROMINENTLY IN THE PLAY. IS ITS INCLUSION A COMMENTARY ON WAR? A friend’s grandfather once described to me how he had to memorize and recite “The Charge of the Light Brigade” in school when he was young. When I was writing Mary’s Wedding, I decided it would be fun to incorporate that. I also like learning about a piece of music, book, quote or poem from its inclusion in a movie, play or TV show. I first learned about Tennyson’s poetry from Anne of Green Gables. There’s an anti-war message in Mary’s Wedding but it’s not something I set out to do. The story stands for itself. Politics do land in my plays but I try to have them go deeper to something more primal.
DO YOU SEE DIFFERENCES WITH HOW AMERICAN AUDIENCES EXPERIENCE THE PLAY VERSES CANADIAN AUDIENCES? Canadians definitely know more about WWI simply because it was a significant part of Canada finding its national identity. We never had a revolution so the cutting of our apron strings from Great Britain took a different form. But, that said, American audiences first started seeing Mary’s Wedding in 2003 and so it definitely resonated in light of 9/11, and the subsequent Iraq and Afghanistan invasions.
I LOVE THE WAY YOU ECHO PARTICULAR PHRASES THROUGHOUT THE PLAY, ESPECIALLY “ALL THOSE ARMS AND VOICES ...” WHICH MARY REPEATS DURING FOUR DIFFERENT ENCOUNTERS WITH CHARLIE. I am fond of recurring lines and because of the poetry themes (Tennyson) I wanted the play to feel poetic. The recurring motifs are, I hope, reminders of the dream nature of the play. Bits and pieces echoing front to back, and back to front, through the experience. Memory works that way. How many little things in a day remind us of something from yesterday, last week, last year, or from farther back than that? Early on, there were so many little zingers in the play we had to really go through and pick and choose where and when they happened.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOUR WRITING? I do find that my plays (now that there are enough of them to look back on) are about people confronting their mortality, and their pasts, and finding a way to continue on because of these confrontations. They’re about people trying to survive some deep grief, depression, or profound feeling of hopelessness. How to find hope when there’s no hope. I want the audience to be moved in some way, to be confronted, even if just a little bit, with their own mortality, and to find an offer of hope.
DO YOU HAVE A PERSPECTIVE ON HOW YOU WOULD LIKE THE AUDIENCE TO INTERACT WITH THIS PLAY? Not really. Perhaps ... to just go with it. Let go today and think about it tomorrow.
I’VE READ THAT MARY’S WEDDING HAS HAD OVER 100 PRODUCTIONS SINCE IT FIRST PREMIERED IN 2002 … Yes, I think there may be close to 110 productions, maybe a few more. I’ve been very fortunate with Mary’s Wedding. We were sitting in the house on break during a rehearsal for the first production of the play when the director said to me, “you know, this play’s going to change your life.” I didn’t believe her but it very much did.
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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR | CHRIS COLEMAN
MAY 13–JUNE 11, 2017 ON THE U.S. BANK MAIN STAGE
CONSTELLATIONS By Nick Payne Directed by Chris Coleman Scenic Designer Jason Sherwood
Costume Designer Eva Steingrueber-Fagan
Lighting Designer William C. Kirkham
Sound Designer Casi Pacilio
Dialect Coach Mary McDonald-Lewis
Consulting Dramaturg Barbara Hort, Ph.D.
Stage Manager Kelsey Daye Lutz
Production Assistant Kristen Mun
Casting Rose Riordan and Brandon Woolley
Dana Green...........................Marianne Silas Weir Mitchell...........................Roland Originally produced on Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Barry Grove, Executive Producer, and The Royal Court Theatre by special arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group and Dodgers on December 16, 2014. Constellations is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
PERFORMED WITHOUT INTERMISSION. The photo, video or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited. The Actors and Stage Manager employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
SUPPORTING SEASON SPONSORS
Portland Center Stage at The Armory receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission, a state agency funded by the State of Oregon and the National Endowment for the Arts.
SHOW SPONSORS Don & Mary Blair Andy & Nancy Bryant Dr. Barbra Hort Hilary Krane & Kelly Bulkeley Ronni Lacroute Drs. Ann Smith Sehdev & Paul Sehdev
EVERY ME AND EVERY YOU:
Love in the Multiverse By Benjamin Fainstein, Literary Manager
“You and I have been happy; we haven’t been happy just once, we’ve been happy a thousand times.” -F. Scott to Zelda Fitzgerald1 access, because we can perceive only one side of the die at a time. Furthermore, in this model, the idea that free will and linear time create the shape of our lives is rendered an illusory perception that we have developed due to our inability to access our parallel lives. If there are an infinite number of universes, there is one in which every possible sequence of events must occur; therefore, time is not the way we perceive change but is merely a way to arrange parallel realities next to one another. Drawn to its full conclusion, in Level III, we have no actual control over the outcome of our lives.
All’s fair in love and theoretical physics, as the saying goes. Or at least that’s the way the saying could go, in a slightly alternate reality from the one we know where “all’s fair in love and war” is a common refrain. But what if ours were the alternate reality — or not the only universe at all? What if there were an infinite number of versions of you, nearly identical but distinguishable by minute variations? Or what if you — the quintessential you — existed in other realities but lived a different life based on choices you made?
These questions form the basis of the theory of the “multiverse,” a field of scientific inquiry that explores the evidence of, and asLevel IV is the most abstract vision of the multiverse. In Tegtronomical potential for, the existence of universes parallel to our mark’s words, it “opens up the full realm own. Cosmologist Max Tegmark has syntheof possibility. Universes can differ not sized the prominent theories and proposed a just in location, cosmological properties four-tiered vision of how the multiverse may ...our experience of reality or quantum state but also in the laws of function, based on different possibilities of could possibly be one in which physics. Existing outside of space and how atomic matter could arrange itself in we never meet with other time, they are almost impossible to viconjunction with astrophysical forces like universes, one in which we are sualize; the best one can do is to think of gravity and electromagnetism. changed by a brief encounter them abstractly, as static sculptures that with another universe, one in represent the mathematical structure Multiverse Level I works under the assumpwhich we clash violently with of the physical laws that govern them.”3 tion that the universe occupies infinite and another universe, or one in In Level IV, universes could morph in ever-expanding space. There are, therefore, and out of their physical and temporal distances beyond which our science can which we melt harmoniously properties; our experience of reality could measure. Anything could be occurring in with another at any given time, possibly be one in which we never meet those outer reaches, including a universe that without warning. with other universes, one in which we acts as a mirror to our own, in which variaare changed by a brief encounter with tions in the arrangement of matter follow another universe, one in which we clash the same laws of physics as ours but feature violently with another universe, or one in which we melt harcertain differences, such as the presence or absence of a mole on moniously with another at any given time, without warning. your wrist or the precise hue of the sky. That sounds eerily familiar to the way a lot of people talk about falling in love.
Level II explores the possibility that our universe is merely one of many universes, each operating with spatial limitations: a set of separate, contained bubbles floating in shared, infinite space but never making contact with one another. In this calculation, according to Tegmark, “other bubbles exist out there, disconnected from ours. They nucleate like raindrops in a cloud. During nucleation, variations in quantum fields endow each bubble with properties that distinguish it from other bubbles.”2 So in Level II thinking, other universes could function according to similar laws of physics or operate according to rules completely foreign to us.
In Constellations, Nick Payne draws a parallel between these mind-blowing questions of cosmology and the mind-blowing experience of trying to steer your way through a romantic relationship. What becomes of us, of our choices, of morality, and especially of the ways we forge connections with others, if we are indeed only one of infinite versions of ourselves drifting in the vacuous uncertainty of a perplexing multiverse? And furthermore, how can we ever be sure we know someone if we can’t even be sure that the person standing in front of us is the “real” them? Constellations’ Roland and Marianne unknowingly journey across the multiverse and back to find out, and it is that unknowing — the utter inability to answer the questions posed above with either scientific or romantic certainty — that creates their tender drama. As Roland says: “honeybees have an unfailing clarity of purpose ... I’m jealous. If only we could understand why it is that we’re here and what it is that we’re meant to spend our lives doing.” But then again, what sort of adventure would we be left with if we knew?
The science behind Level III centers around a property of quantum mechanics called ergodicity, which dictates that the way everything occurs is only one possible way that everything could occur. Tegmark uses the example of rolling a six-sided die: every time the die is cast, there are five sides that don’t end up on top. In other words, there are potential outcomes the roller will never experience. But in quantum mechanics, all sides of the die come up every time it’s rolled. Therefore, multiple realities must exist, with distinct chains of events. Following the logic, there are versions of ourselves present in these universes that we will never 1
Fitzgerald, F. Scott, Zelda Fitzgerald, and Cathy W. Barks & Jackson R. Bryer. Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. London: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 2003.
Tegmark, Max. “Parallel Universes.” Scientific American. May 2003: 45. Print. Ibid., p. 50.
COSMIC LOVE By Benjamin Fainstein, Literary Manager
Come, gentle night, come, loving, black-brow’d night, Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun. -Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Act III, Scene 2 So goes the infatuated Juliet’s shimmering, if not a bit macabre, entreaty to the night sky moments before her perfect romance takes a turn toward the tragic. The wish to transform a lover into a constellation is not unique to Shakespeare. Nor is the link Juliet makes in this soliloquy between earthly love and cosmic magnificence. For millennia, storytellers the world over have riffed on the idea that true love might be “written in the stars.” While Romeo and Juliet may arguably hold the title for the most famous “star-cross’d lovers” in the Anglo-European literary canon, theirs is hardly history’s only rocky romance with astral aspirations. In Constellations, Nick Payne’s Marianne and Roland join their ranks. Here are a handful of other celestial paramours to consider while you watch the couple navigate their relationship across the space-time continuum.
The Weaver and the Cowherd
Zhinü, a weaver and daughter of a goddess, fell deeply in love with a young cowherd named Niulang. Their love was forbidden, so they married in secret. When their transgression was discovered, Zhinü’s mother forced her to return to the sky. Niulang underwent a quest to the heavens, but his mother-in-law punished the pair by creating an impassable astral river between them. A flock of magpies took pity on the couple, and once a year the birds unite to form a bridge so that they may spend a single night together. Zhinü embodies the star we call Vega, Niulang became the star we call Altair, and the bridge of the magpies forms part of the Cygnus constellation. Variations of the myth abound in East Asian mythological traditions, and each year the Chinese festival of Qixi celebrates the couple’s undying love.
Artemis and Orion
The hero Orion appears in many cultures, from Hindu legend to Greek mythology. There are numerous variations on the story of how he became a constellation, but among the most poignant is the version that tells of the love between Orion, a formidable hunter, and the fierce goddess of the hunt, Artemis. After Artemis confessed her love for Orion to her brother Apollo, he became jealous and tricked her into a shooting contest, wherein she unwittingly guided an arrow through the head of her beloved. The grieving goddess then placed Orion among the stars as a reminder to mortals that while earthly love may be fleeting, its splendor is eternal.
Waupee and the Star Maiden
Shawnee lore tells of Waupee the White Hawk, a hunter who came upon a sisterhood of star maidens. Waupee watched them dance and fell in love with the youngest. Desperate to wed the stellar maiden, Waupee transformed himself into a mouse until he could get close enough to capture her. Once he had, she remained on earth, and they bonded in happy matrimony. But as years passed, she yearned for her star family and left Waupee, with their young son, to return to the heavens. The loss devastated Waupee, so the Star Chief invited the hunter to ascend to the star world. To celebrate their happiness, the family was transformed into majestic white hawks, and it is said they still fly together between the worlds of the earth and sky.
CONSTELLATIONS | CAST DANA GREEN Marianne
Dana Green is delighted to be back at The Armory where she was last seen in Great Expectations. Her other credits at The Armory include Emilia in Othello, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and JAW 2014. Other Portland credits include work with Coho Productions (db), Third Rail Repertory Theatre (Gidion’s Knot, The Realistic Joneses) and Profile Theatre (Drammy Award for Dead Man’s Cell Phone). She has spent four seasons with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, where some of her favorite roles included Isabella in Measure for Measure, Carol Cutrere in Orpheus Descending, and Viola in Twelfth Night. She has performed at numerous regional theaters including The Old Globe (Craig Noel Award for Other Desert Cities), South Coast Repertory, Yale Repertory Theatre (Connecticut Critics Circle nomination for All’s Well That Ends Well), Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, California Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Court Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre and Shakespeare Festival of Dallas. Television credits include Early Edition, Grimm and The Librarians. SILAS WEIR MITCHELL Roland
Prior to playing Monroe on NBC’s Grimm, Mr. Mitchell was most widely known for his recurring role on the tautly paced FOX drama Prison Break, starring as lead actor Wentworth Miller’s deeply unstable cellmate, Charles “Haywire” Patoshik. He is also known for the role of Donny Jones, (another) ex-con and friend of the title character played by Jason Lee in the NBC comedy My Name Is Earl. Other TV includes NYPD Blue, The X-Files, ER, Cold Case, The Mentalist, 24, Law & Order: SVU, The Closer, all the CSI’s, Burn Notice, Dexter, Monk, Six Feet Under, The Shield, Portlandia. Films include: The Patriot, Inferno, Rat Race, The Whole Ten Yards. After graduating from Brown University with degrees in both theater arts and religious studies, Silas went on to earn his M.F.A. at the University of California, San Diego. Silas has directed and acted in many plays off Broadway in NYC and also in LA, where he was the artistic director of The MET Theatre for many years. He is delighted to be back on stage at The Armory.
CONSTELLATIONS | CREATIVE TEAM NICK PAYNE Playwright
Nick Payne’s plays include If There is I Haven’t Found it Yet (Bush Theatre and Roundabout Theatre Company, New York), Wanderlust (Royal Court Theatre), Sophocles’ Electra (Gate Theatre), One Day When We Were Young (Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres and Shoreditch Town Hall), Lay Down Your Cross (Hampstead Theatre), Constellations (Royal Court Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre, winner of the 2012 London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play and nominated for the 2013 Olivier Award for Best New Play), and The Same Deep Water as Me (Donmar Warehouse). Nick is the recipient of the 2009 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and the 2012 Harold Pinter Playwright’s Award. CHRIS COLEMAN Director
Chris joined Portland Center Stage at The Armory as artistic director in 2000. Before coming to Portland, Chris was the artistic director at Actor’s Express in Atlanta, a company he co-founded in the basement of an old church in 1988. Chris returned to Atlanta in 2015 to direct the world premiere of Edward Foote at Alliance Theatre (Suzi Bass Award for Best Direction, Best Production and Best World Premiere). Other recent directing credits include the Off-Broadway debut of Threesome at 59E59 Theaters; a production that had its world premiere at The Armory. Favorite directing assignments for The Armory include Astoria: Part One, (which he also adapted), A Streetcar Named Desire, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Three Days of Rain, Threesome, Fiddler on the Roof, Clybourne Park, Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline (which he also adapted), Anna Karenina, Oklahoma!, Snow Falling on Cedars, Crazy Enough, King Lear, Outrage and The Devils. Chris has directed at theaters across the country, including Actor’s Theater of Louisville, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ACT Theatre (Seattle), The Alliance, Dallas Theatre Center, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop and Center Stage (Baltimore). A native Atlantan, Chris holds a B.F.A. from Baylor University and an M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon. He is currently the board president for
the Cultural Advocacy Coalition. Chris and his husband, Rodney Hicks — who is appearing in the new musical Come From Away, which opened on Broadway in March — are the proud parents of an 18-lb Jack Russell/Lab mix, and a 110-lb English Blockhead Yellow Lab. For the past three years, Chris has had the honor of serving as the director for the Oregon Leadership Summit. JASON SHERWOOD Scenic Designer
Jason Sherwood is an award-winning scenic and environment designer of theatrical productions and events. He recently designed the stage adaptation of Frozen for Disney Creative Entertainment. His Off-Broadway design for the new musical The View UpStairs was profiled in The New York Times for his creation of gay and queer immersive nightlife spaces for theatrical audiences. Other recent credits include designs for New York Theatre Workshop, The Old Globe, Signature Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 5th Avenue Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Goodspeed Musicals, Alliance Theatre, Studio Theatre, Ford’s Theatre and Kansas City Repertory Theatre. He is an NYU graduate, a repeat guest artist at Yale, a Henry Hewes Design Award nominee, and was named a “Designer to Watch” by Live Design Magazine. Follow him on Instagram: @JasonSherwoodDesign. EVA STEINGRUEBER-FAGAN Costume Designer
Eva is very excited to make her design debut at Portland Center Stage at The Armory. For the last six years, Eva has been one of the cutter/drapers for The Armory’s costume shop, where she enjoys the collaborative process of bringing a designer’s vision to the stage. Before moving to Portland, Eva worked in Los Angeles creating costumes for movies and television. While in Los Angeles, Eva designed costumes for Kafka’s The Trial (Company of Angels) and co-designed costumes for Miss Desmond Behind Bars (Court Theatre in West Hollywood, Garland Award for Costume Design). Eva is originally from Augsburg, Germany, and has a background in fashion design. While in Germany, she earned her master’s degree in art education from the University of Augsburg, completed a dressmaker’s apprenticeship, and won
the Young Fashion Designers Award from the City of Munich for her collaboration in fashion design. WILLIAM C. KIRKHAM Lighting Designer
William C. Kirkham is thrilled to return to The Armory. Recent credits include: The Oregon Trail, Little Shop of Horrors (The Armory); Moby Dick (Alliance Theatre); Julius Caesar, Murder for Two (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Moby Dick, The Little Prince – 2014 Jeff Award for Lighting Design (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Life and Limb (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); United Flight 232 (The House Theatre of Chicago); Stupid F**king Bird, Antigonick (Sideshow Theatre Company); Three Sisters, The Tennessee Williams Project (The Hypocrites); Gidion’s Knot, From Prague (Contemporary American Theater Festival); Wonderful Life (ArtsWest Playhouse); Bud Not Buddy, A Year with Frog and Toad (Chicago Children’s Theatre); Pete, or the return of Peter Pan, Girls Who Wear Glasses (Childsplay). William earned his M.F.A. in stage design at Northwestern University and is a proud member of USA Local 829. wckirkham.com CASI PACILIO Sound Designer
Casi’s home base is The Armory, where recent credits include Lauren Weedman Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Wild and Reckless, His Eye is on the Sparrow, The Oregon Trail, Little Shop of Horrors, A Streetcar Named Desire, Great Expectations, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Three Days of Rain; A Small Fire and Chinglish with composer Jana Crenshaw; and ten seasons of JAW. National shows: Holcombe Waller’s Surfacing and Wayfinders; Left Hand of Darkness, My Mind is Like an Open Meadow (Drammy Award, 2011), Something’s Got Ahold Of My Heart and PEP TALK for Hand2Mouth Theatre. Other credits include Squonk Opera’s BigsmorgasbordWunderWerk (Broadway, PS122, national and international tours); I Am My Own Wife, I Think I Like Girls (La Jolla Playhouse); Playland, 10 Fingers and Lips Together, Teeth Apart (City Theatre, PA). Film credits include Creation of Destiny, Out of Our Time and A Powerful Thang. Imagineer/maker of the Eat Me Machine, a dessert vending machine.
CONSTELLATIONS | CREATIVE TEAM MARY MCDONALD-LEWIS Dialect Coach
Mary McDonald-Lewis has been a professional artist since 1979. She resides in Portland, Oregon, and is an international dialect coach for film, television and stage. She also works as a voice actor, on-camera actor, stage actor and director. Mary’s Wedding is MaryMac’s 28th show with Portland Center Stage at The Armory, and you can also hear her work at Artists Repertory Theatre, where she is a resident artist, voice and text director. She is deeply grateful to the patrons and audience members of The Armory, whose support allows the theater to provide her services to the actors. MaryMac loves what she does, and she thanks Finnegan, Sullivan and Flynn for always wagging their tails when she comes home. BARBARA HORT, PH.D. Consulting Dramaturg
Barbara Hort, Ph.D., has maintained a private practice in Portland for over 25 years, working primarily from the
psychological perspective developed by the Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung. At the invitation of Chris Coleman, Dr. Hort has served as a dramaturg on The Armory productions of Sweeney Todd, Clybourne Park, the 2013 JAW festival, Fiddler on the Roof, Othello, Dreamgirls, Threesome, Three Days of Rain, Ain’t Misbehavin’, A Streetcar Named Desire, Astoria: Part One and now, Constellations, providing material on the psychological dynamics of the play that can be used by the artists who are creating the performance. KELSEY DAYE LUTZ Stage Manager
The Armory credits include: stage manager for His Eye is on the Sparrow, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, Hold These Truths, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Each and Every Thing, Forever, The Santaland Diaries, The Lion, The People’s Republic of Portland (second engagement), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Typographer’s Dream, The Last Five Years and A Small Fire; and production assistant for Clybourne Park, Venus in Fur,
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The North Plan and Anna Karenina. Kelsey Daye is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She would like to thank her pups for all their unconditional love, and Shamus for being wonderful. KRISTEN MUN Production Assistant
Kristen Mun is originally from Hawaii and graduated from Southern Oregon University with a B.F.A. in stage management. This is her fourth season at The Armory, where previous credits include: production assistant on His Eye is on the Sparrow, The Santaland Diaries (2015 and 2016), Hold These Truths, A Streetcar Named Desire, Each and Every Thing, Forever, Three Days of Rain, Threesome, LIZZIE and Fiddler on the Roof. Outside of Portland, she has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Repertory Theatre and Actors Theater of Louisville. Outside of stage managing, Kristen is a fight choreographer and stage combat teacher. She is forever grateful to Adam and her family for their love and support.
CONSTELLATIONS | SPONSOR STATEMENTS DON AND MARY BLAIR
We saw this play on Broadway in the winter of 2015 and fell in love with it on both an emotional and intellectual level. We vividly remember leaving the theater and immediately recalling all those “what if” moments from our own relationship when a missed phone call or cancelled plans might have significantly changed our lives. We admire playwrights like Nick Payne who can make an audience feel as well as think, and we are proud to support a contemporary play that intelligently speaks to the randomness, complexity and beauty that is modern love and life.
DR. BARBARA HORT
What is real, and what is true? What is within our capacity to choose, and do our choices matter anyway? Are there strict limits to our options, or are they more numerous than we can comprehend? And in this kaleidoscope of option and uncertainty, are there any constants upon which we can depend? If you are willing to follow the characters of Constellations through their looking-glass journey, you may find an inkling of the answers to these timeless (and timely) questions. Down the rabbit hole and bon voyage!
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We are continually thrilled, amazed and stimulated by the boundless artistic creativity that emerges in every show at The Armory. Theater provides a magical space where people can dream together, and The Armory provides Portland with a wonderful venue for shared reveries. We are eager to see Constellations, a rare theatrical foray into science fiction that explores the infinite interplay of eros and the cosmos.
Having originally discovered Nick Payne’s playwriting in London, I was thrilled when Portland Center Stage at The Armory announced this year’s production of Constellations. Who else has explored the multiple possibilities of a relationship through the device of string theory and quantum mechanics? Applying the principles of physics to the analysis of human behavior opens up endless possibilities, leading to a fascinating and quite original exploration, which I am very happy to support.
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IN TRIBUTE Peter and Suzie Belluschi in memory of Richard Lawson, a presence forever remaining
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Ted Austin, Chair Senior Vice President, The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
Ginger A. Carroll in memory of J. Michael Carroll
Betsy Henning, Vice Chair CEO and Founder, AHA! Strategic Communications
Chris Coleman in memory of Jerry Stern, a blessing to have known him
Brigid Flanigan, Treasurer President, Shamrock Holdings, LLC
Chris Coleman in memory of Brot Bishop Scott and Jeanette Depoy in memory of Annette Coleman Bill Dickey in memory of Richard Lawson Tom and Betsy Henning in memory of Annette Coleman Dr. Hal Howard in memory of Carol Howard Christina Isacson in honor of Ann Smith Sehdev Cindy Kaplan in honor of Lisa Sanman Nancy Keystone in memory of Annette Coleman Joan Peacock in memory of Ben Buckley Maddy Nelson is held in loving memory by her family at Portland Center Stage at The Armory Portland Center Stage at The Armory in memory of Bing Sheldon Portland Center Stage at The Armory in memory of David E. Wedge Portland Center Stage at The Armory in memory of Don Waggoner Rhian Rotz in honor of Leslie Copland Sarah Sterling in memory of Julie Sterling Valda Summers and Tom Phelan in honor of Dr. Ann Smith Sehdev Minh Tran and Gary Nelson in memory of Richard Lawson Ted and Julie Vigeland in memory of Annette Coleman Ted and Julie Vigeland in fond memory of Richard Lawson, who loved and strongly supported Portland Center Stage at The Armory. He was loved by us and so many others. Ted and Julie Vigeland in grateful memory of Jerry Stern and his fondness for and tremendous support of Portland Center Stage at The Armory. Ted and Julie Vigeland in memory and honor of Brot Bishop, who was one of the intrepid founders of Portland Center Stage at The Armory. His steadfast guidance and support over the years helped to propel the theater to where it is today, as one of the nation’s most prominent regional theaters. TRIBUTE GIFTS Why not try something different? Instead of searching for that perfect gift or struggling over how to acknowledge a special achievement, you can recognize someone with a 100% tax deductible Tribute Gift. We’ll make it even easier for you by specially notifying the appropriate person that a Tribute Gift was made in honor or memoriam and list your gift in the playbill. If you would like to make a Tribute Gift, please contact 503.445.3744 or email@example.com.
Steven E. Wynne, Secretary Executive Vice President, Moda Health Mary Boyle, Immediate Past Chair Civic Volunteer Chris Coleman, President Artistic Director, Portland Center Stage at The Armory Sharon Barnes, Community Volunteer Phil Beyl, President, GBD Architects Sarah Crooks, Partner, Perkins Coie, LLP Evelyn Crowell, Retired, Portland State University Gustavo J. Cruz, Jr., Senior Counsel, Farleigh Wada Witt Martin Daum, President and CEO, Daimler Trucks North America Lana Finley, Community Activist Diana Gerding, Community Volunteer Mike Golub, President of Business, Portland Timbers Lani Hayward, Executive VP, Creative Strategies, Umpqua Holdings Corp Greg Hazelton, Senior Vice President – Finance, Hawaiian Electric Industries Tasca Gulick, Community Activist Yuki “Lynne” Johnston, Advocate for the Arts Kevin Kelly, Retired Jim Knoll, President, Knoll Mediation Karen O’Connor Kruse, Partner, Stoel Rives LLP Dedre Marriott, Community Volunteer Charles McGee, President and CEO, Black Parent Initiative Peter Potwin, Retired, CFO, Benson Industries, Inc. Dennis Rawlinson, Firm Chair and Partner, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP Joe Sawicki, Vice President and General Manager, Mentor Graphics, Design-To-Silicon Division Marcy Schwartz, Senior Vice President, CH2M HILL Ann E. Smith Sehdev, Physician, Cascade Pathology Doug Smith, Retired, Senior Vice President, AMEC J. Greg Ness, Director Emeritus, Chairman, President and CEO, Standard Insurance, StanCorp Financial Group Pat Ritz, Director Emeritus, Chairman and CEO, Footwear Specialties International Julie Vigeland, Director Emeritus, Civic Volunteer In Memoriam Bob Gerding
LEAD CORPORATE CHAMPION
ACTORS TAKE CHANCES.
Sometimes they work. Sometimes they don’t. But none of these actors would be on stage tonight without taking chances. It’s part of growth, and we’re all made to grow. That’s why we’re such a proud supporter of Portland Center Stage at The Armory. Let this performance inspire you to take the chances that power your own growth.
BOARD ALUMNI Thank you for your stewardship and guidance over the past 30 years. Rukaiyah Adams Fred M. Aebi Chris Anderson III Charles Aubin Christopher W. Babler Barbara J. Baker Richard L. Baum Missy Bechen George Bell Kimberle Benson Mary Bishop Don Blair Fred Blank Jeff Boly Gwyneth G. Booth Molly Bordonaro John Bradley Sam Brooks Richard L. Brown Joan Brown-Kline Ellyn Bye Joan Cirillo Christopher P. Cline Fred Coccodrilli Roger Cooke Paula Coppel Joseph Cox Steve Cox Evie Crowell Tracy A. Curtis Susan Danahy Eileen Day Paul DeBoni Iris DeGruy-Bell
Susan Desmond Robert DeVoe Carol A. Dillin Steve Domreis Gerard Drummond Alison Ebbott Bart Eberwein Mark Edlen Steven Erwin Ted E. Fettig Randy Foster Eric Friedenwald-Fishman Diana Gerding Robert L. Goodman Connie Greenblatt Tanner Halton Jessica Hamilton Cynthia Hampton Gail Hayes Davis Sis Hayes Steve Hedberg Donna Huntsman Tom Imeson Jane Jarrett John Jay Marilyn Jensen Leland Johnson Raymond Johnson Marge Kafoury Jay L. Kanner Joel Kaplan Jim Kean Carla Kelley William Kelly
Heather Killough Danielle Killpack Leslie Labbe Charles Langer Robert Lanz Harmon Laurin Adrian Lewis Skye Lininger Richard M. Linn David Lofland Barbara Mahoney Chrys A. Martin Douglas J. McCaslin Pat McCormick Duane C. McDougall Kelly Meltzer Michael Mills Bill Moffat Jeanne Newmark Paul Normandin Judy North Bob Packard Jody Patton Michael V. Paul Stanley Penkin Cheryl Petersen Reynolds Potter Bruce Ramseyer Chris Rasmussen Stephen Reynolds Ann Ridenhour Dave Robertson Lee Robertson Lawrence Rosencrantz
Mary Ruble Mardi Saathoff Bruce Samson Stephen Sargent Mark Schlesinger Jordan Schnitzer Howard Shapiro Michael Sheridan Scenna Shipley Mike Smith Doug Smith Molly Spencer Carolyn Stanley Helen Stern Christine E. Swanson Robert Sylvester John G. Taylor Curtis Thompson Robin Tompkins Kay Dean Toran Robert Van Brocklin Wally Van Valkenburg Tim Wallace Henry W. Wessinger Susan Wessinger Barbara West Mary Wilcox Brian R. Wilson Sheila Winnowski Gail L. Woodworth Linda Wright Aaron Young Barbara Zappas
p o r t l a n d ’ s h o t e l t o th e ar t s IN THE HEART OF PORTLAND’S WEST END DISTRICT
4 0 9 S W 1 1 T H AV E P O R T L A N D | 5 0 3 . 2 2 4 . 3 2 9 3 | M A R K S P E N C E R . C O M
Artistic Director | Chris Coleman
ARTISTIC Associate Artistic Director: Rose Riordan Producing Associate: Brandon Woolley Literary Manager: Benjamin Fainstein Company Manager: Will Cotter EDUCATION & COMMUNITY PROGRAMS Education & Community Programs Director: Kelsey Tyler Education & Community Programs Associate: Clara-Liis Hillier Education & Community Programs Assistant: Eric Werner Resident Teaching Artist: Matthew B. Zrebski ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE Chief Operating Officer: Cynthia Fuhrman General Manager: Creon Thorne Finance Director: Lisa Comer Accounting Manager: Aurora Sanquilly Accountant: Alan King HR Manager: Caitlin Upshaw Executive & HR Assistant: Nia I. Adams IT Administrator: Christian Kisanga IT Associate: Chris Beatty Database/Tessitura Consultant: Bob Thomas DEVELOPMENT Development Director: Lisa Sanman Associate Development Director: Jennifer Goldsmith Grants Manager: Marlene A. Montooth Special Events Manager: Kate Bowman Development Associate: Michael Magnes MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Director of Marketing & Communications: Cynthia Fuhrman Associate Director of Marketing: Mandy Morgan Public Relations & Publications Manager: Claudie Jean Fisher Marketing & Communications Associate: Alice Hodge Group Sales Coordinator: Liz Brown Graphic Designer: Mikey Mann Multimedia Designer: Kate Szrom Webmaster: Christian Bisgard Production Photographer: Patrick Weishampel PATRON SERVICES Patron Services Manager: Luke Robertson Patron Services Assistant Managers: Klint Keys, Sierra Walker Senior Patron Services Associate: Emily S. Ryan Patron Services Associates: Madelyn Clement, Megan Harned, David Harper Sales Associates: Michael Erickson, Jack Ridenour, Mark Woodlief OPERATIONS Operations Manager: Sean Andries Operations Assistants: Destry Cloud, Katie Cronin Events & Rentals Manager: Annessa Hartman
Events & Rentals Coordinator: Elizabeth Hjort Custodians: Gregery Lee, Tim Taylor PRODUCTION Production Manager: Liam Kaas-Lentz Production Coordinator: Lydia Comer Stage Managers, AEA: Kelsey Daye Lutz, Mark Tynan, Janine Vanderhoff Production Assistants: Will Bailey, Bailey Anne Maxwell, Kristen Mun Technical Director: Derek Easton Scene Shop Manager: Seth Chandler Master Carpenter: Nick Foltz Staff Carpenters/Welders: Christian Cheker, Nathan Crosby, Michael Hall, Phil A. Shaw Properties Master: Michael Jones Lead Props Artisan: Rachel Peterson Schmerge Props Artisan: James Tait Scenic Charge Artist: Kate Webb Lead Scenic Painter: Shawn Mallory Scenic Painter: Kiona McAlister Costume Shop Manager: Alex Wren Meadows Cutters/Drapers: Paula Buchert, Eva Steingrueber-Fagan Junior Draper: Larissa Cranmer Costume Crafts Artisan: Barbara Casement Wardrobe Mistress: Bonnie Henderson-Winnie Master Electrician, U.S. Bank Main Stage: Alexz Eccles Master Electrician, Ellyn Bye Studio: Em Douglas Lighting Assistant: Alex Agnes Deck Manager: Tim McGarry Resident Sound Designer & Sound/Video Supervisor: Casi Pacilio Sound Engineer & Programmer, U.S. Bank Main Stage: Adam Bintz Sound Engineer & Programmer, Ellyn Bye Studio: Mitchell Bohanan FRONT OF HOUSE Lead Concierge: Miles B. Lewis Concierges: Meghan Howard-Hakala, Wynee Hu, Eric Murray Volunteer Coordinator: RaChelle Schmidt Lead House Manager: Michael Rocha House Managers: Jenna Barganski, Nhu Nguyen, Emerson Scott, RaChelle Schmidt Kitchen Supervisor: Erik Sanchez Catering Supervisor: Logan Starnes Café Supervisor: Franz Rutherford Kitchen Assistant/Cook: Sam DiChiara Food & Beverage Service Staff: Gregory Couper, Conor Eifler, Chris Klarer, Melissa Larrabee, Tre Madden, Erin Rubin, Andrea Van Der Rest
FOR THIS PRODUCTION MARY’S WEDDING SCENIC PAINTER
SOUND BOARD OPERATOR
Mitchell Bohanan LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR
Alex Agnes Liz Carlson Hannah Fattor Rob Forrester Zahra Garrett Margaux Hodges Duncan Lynch Benjamin Rosenthal
CONSTELLATIONS SCENIC PAINTER
SOUND BOARD OPERATOR
LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR
Alex Agnes Liz Carlson Mike Cino Don Crossley Hannah Fattor Rob Forrester Zahra Garrett Duane Hall Morgan Isaac Duncan Lynch Amy Morel
Mary’s Wedding and Constellations cover art by Mikey Mann
Portland Center Stage at The Armory operates under an agreement among the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Portland Center Stage at The Armory is a member of LORT, Theatre Communications Group, Portland Business Alliance and Travel Portland. Portland Center Stage at The Armory is a participant in the Audience (R)Evolution Program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theater.
Office Assistants Chair: Connie Guist Entertainers Chair: Jo McGeorge Supporting Cast Chair: Karen Watson
The Scenic, Costume, Lighting and Sound Designers in LORT are represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829, IATSE
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