Anna Karenina

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by kevin mckeon , adapted from the novel by leo tolstoy directed by mary machala

february 5 - march 3, 2013 Up Next: adventures of huckleberry finn

In a time when theatres across the United States are eliminating literary managers from their payrolls, it is a testament to Book-It’s organizational strength that the company has hired its first such position in July 2012. I’m honored to take on the role and am thrilled, if not also a bit daunted, by the abundance of new work that the company is generating. The ink is still wet on the scripts that we workshopped in January for our 4th Annual Novel Workshop Series, our second year in partnership with the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program. For two weeks the acting students collaborated with professional directors and actors to workshop Book-It scripts in their most infant stages, which were then presented for two nights to small audiences. The Novel Workshop focuses on developing the most basic elements of the script, discovering what may and may not work from the book on stage, and it is a time when actors, directors, and audiences provide the adapters with invaluable feedback, which they can apply to the work. The Novel Workshop Series is a great incubator for new scripts, and last season’s productions of Prairie Nocturne and Border Songs both first saw the light of day in the inaugural Novel Workshop. This past fall, Book-It piloted a different kind of working laboratory called Circumbendibus, in which we sought new ways of adapting and producing literature as theatre. Circumbendibus (a word that means “a roundabout route or process”) allowed us to detour from material typically found on our main stage and to see what happened if we let the literature dictate the style, format, and even location of the performance. We produced Jesus’ Son, Denis Johnson’s collection of short stories about dreamers, addicts, and lost souls, at the Rendezvous Bar and Lounge in Belltown; we mined the vast worlds of food writing to create The Hunger Lounge, a new kind of dinner theatre in collaboration with The Dahlia Lounge; and in December, for the first time, we delved into science fiction, graphic novels, and new media in a variety show called Geek Out. Audiences loved our “detour” and we’re looking forward to future incarnations! Stay tuned. This new development has all taken place even as we’ve

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Literary Manager Josh Aaseng; photo by Shannon Erickson.

produced our mainstage season—with Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Financial Lives of the Poets yet to come—and toured our education shows, Thank You, Mr. Falker; Never Forgotten; and Skippyjon Jones across the state. Creating this amount of new work is a formidable task and we couldn’t do it without the tremendous artists, artisans, technicians, and staff at Book-It, and it wouldn’t be worthwhile without you—the final, most important piece in completing the theatrical act—our audience. Thank you for spending an evening with us and we hope you’ll be back to see what new work we’ve prepared for you. Enjoy the show!

Josh Aaseng Literary Manager

We want you to come to Book-It’s signature Guilty Pleasures Gala Fundraiser, where we celebrate our mission by turning it upside down with hilarious tongue-in-cheek adaptations of the books you’ll never admit you read!

What: Dinner, Auction, and Performance When: Friday, March 22, 2013 Where: The Neptune Theatre Why: To support Book-It’s artistic and educational programming All-Inclusive Tickets: $150 Join us for a night of uproarious performances, a delicious buffet catered by St. Clouds Food & Spirits, and try your hand at a chance to win getaways, dinners, and more!

Pictured left to right: Terri Weagant, David Anthony Lewis, David Silverman, Rachel Glass, David Quicksall, and Jason Marr; photos by Alan Alabastro.

Anna Karenina by Kevin McKeon, adapted from the novel by Leo Tolstoy Directed by Mary Machala

Scott Ward Abernethy Andrew DeRycke* Montserrat Fleck / Aaron Guthrie Sterne Emily Grogan Simon Hamlin Tracy Hyland* David Anthony Lewis* Meg McLynn Ruth McRee Sara Mountjoy-Pepka Leah Pfenning† Bill Ritchie Evan Whitfield Ruth Eitemiller Baylie Heims

Dan Schuy Marnie Cummings Jocelyne Fowler Johanna Melamed Laura Ferri Anders Bolang

Vronsky Karenin / Korsunsky Seriozha / Ensemble Anna Karenina Lawyer / Doctor / Priest / Ensemble Dolly / Ensemble Levin Marya / Ensemble Mother Scherbatsky / Ensemble Kitty Annushka / Ensemble Nikolai / Father Scherbatsky / Ensemble Stiva / Ensemble Stage Manager Assistant Stage Manager

Scenic Designer Lighting Designer Costume Designer Sound Designer Dance Choreographer Production Manager

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States † Book-It Intern Anna Karenina was influenced by and written in the Book-It StyleTM, developed by Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle, Wash. Anna Karenina was workshopped at JAW: A Playwrights Festival produced by Portland Center Stage, Portland, Ore. Anna Karenina had its world premiere at Portland Center Stage in April of 2012.

Additional generous support is provided by individuals, and by City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Green Diamond Resource Company, The Ex Anima Fund, and The Wyman Youth Trust. Thank you to all our supporters!

Notes Adapter

I do not like Anna Karenina. The character, that is. And I don’t think Tolstoy wanted me to like her, from either. the I feel that Tolstoy completely stacked the deck against Anna, and used her as a metaphor for the damnation of Russia itself. I think he was angry that Russia was floundering, searching for an identity, borrowing every social mannerism it could from Europe. He was angry that there was such a great divide between the peasants and the aristocracy, and felt that Russia wasn’t interested at all in bridging that gap. He felt his country was fighting wars for no good reason, had no art it could call its own, no soul, in essence, no real reason to exist. But he couldn’t come out and say this, so he used his characters as foils and let his readers draw their own conclusions. The way I see it, Anna forsakes her moral obligation to her husband and family, loses her place in society, and Tolstoy damns her for it. But people I know who’ve read the novel emerge with completely different impressions of her. Some like her, some love her, while others, like me, view her dispassionately. Anna is either incredibly noble or completely selfish. Vronsky is either supremely devoted or a self-absorbed twit. Dolly is either a stalwart or a supreme coward, her

Tolstoy dressed in peasant clothing by Ilya Repin (1901)

husband either everyone’s favorite good old boy or a morally bankrupt philanderer. At least the novel is very democratic, giving all its characters ample room to like or hate them. They are all uniquely human, all of their faults and merits on display. In fact, the novel could have been titled Konstantin Levin, whose story occupies at least as much page time as Anna’s. Unlike Anna, Levin follows a rocky path of righteousness. Though he doesn’t really get what he wants, he does the right thing, and is able to achieve some measure of happiness. But Tolstoy titled the novel Anna Karenina for a reason, because her story is the most sensational, the most scandalous, and mirrors the journey Tolstoy felt his country was on. Hers was the impression that Tolstoy wanted to leave on the reader. And it’s why I have to give Anna a break. She was part of a larger purpose, a grand plan. Like all of us, maybe. I should be able to forgive her that.

KEvin McKeon Adapter

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, aka Leo Tolstoy, was born on September 9, 1828 to an old noble family on their ancestral estate of Yasnaya Polyana, 120 miles from Moscow. As a youth, Tolstoy served as an enlisted officer in the Russian army, and was present at the year-long siege of Sevastopol. It was during this period that the young Tolstoy began to take up the art of writing. His first major work, The Sevastopol Diaries, was published in Sovremennik, a magazine whose frequent contributors included Ivan Turgenev. In 1862, a year after Alexander II emancipated the serfs, Tolstoy retired to

his family’s estate and married the young Sophia Behrs. He spent the rest of his life balancing his family life, managing his estate, and writing. During this time he had 13 children with Sophia and published his most famous works, War and Peace (1862), and Anna Karenina (1877). As he grew older, Tolstoy grew more troubled by the cultural legacy of Russia and the divide between the nobility and the lower classes. These ideas led him along a progressively radical road, alienating him from his wife and family. In 1910, he attempted to abandon all his wealth and property for the path of a wandering ascetic. Several days into this life, he caught pneumonia and died in Astopovo station on the train line to Moscow.

Sources: The Last Days of Tolstoy. VG Chertkov. 1922. Heinemann; The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy. S. A Tolstaia, and Cathy Porter New York: Harper Perennial, 2009.; The Russian Empire, 1801-1917, Hugh Seton Watson. Oxford Clarendon.

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Director Mary Machala works with Emily Grogan (Anna) on the final monologue.

Emily Grogan in rehearsal; photos by Shannon Erickson.

It isn’t often one gets the opportunity to work with one of the greatest classics of literature ever written. from The sheer scope of Tolstoy’s work is the tremendous, sprawling and rich with people, places, history and those crazy Russian names that keep changing. But the foundation for all that lushness is really a very simple story: a woman leaves a loveless marriage for the passion of her life. And, as with all simple stories, things get complicated very quickly. Those complications are beautifully rendered in Kevin McKeon’s adaptation which distills the story, and its sub-plots, into an concise framework that transports us deep into the novel’s heart. The themes leap out with clarity: love, adultery, addiction, obsession, vengeance, forgiveness, redemption, God, politics, the nature of human beings caught in their own webs. All of humanity is here, and though it takes place in 1870s Russia, the issues are timeless. I do confess, however, that I have often struggled with Anna Karenina and her sister tragic heroine stories: the TessMadame Bovary-Moll Flanders-Camille books with the central female character who is killed-commits suicide-enters a nunnery-becomes a prostitute-goes mad because of the society she lived in and the main male character in her life. They drove me crazy because I couldn’t see what I had in common with any of these women and I got so impatient with their helplessness. Now, actually working with Anna has forced me to see things in a different light. What is the nature of love? Can and should one give up all for it? Isn’t loving with all one’s heart enough? I’m not sure I can answer these questions, let alone ask them. So how can I judge Anna and her behavior? I can’t. I can only try to imagine the enormity of what happens to her and offer my compassion for who and what she represents. And I see now, too, that Anna K and her tragic sisters did serve a greater purpose beyond reading entertainment. They helped bring a woman’s lack of rights to her own body, property, emotional life, or her very self out of society’s darkness. They helped lay the groundwork for what was to come during the 20th century in the Americas and Europe. In the same way the stories we hear today from India, Pakistan, the Middle East and other parts of the world where women cannot live their lives the way they choose without enormous consequences are paving the way for their future. Or at least I hope so. Because for many, still, Anna and her circumstances are not fiction.

Mary Machala Director

The history of the 19th century is one of growing pains. The modern world was arriving and, with it, the people of Europe began to realize that what they wanted was simple: the freedom to choose their leaders. The United States constitution had provided a template for the social contract between rulers and the ruled. While the leaders of France, Prussia, and Italy embraced the call for political reform, the Tsars of Russia, Nicholas II and, later, his son Alexander III, stood against constitutional discourse; their rule was absolute. While Alexander III did enable economic reform, he did so only to further cement his rule. Talk of constitutions and national assemblies was carefully monitored and quashed in due time. This duality of reform and repression coincided with Russia’s Belle-Epoque (that period of relative peace in Europe between the end of the Franco-Prussian War until the beginning of World War I marked by flourishing arts and scientific discovery). From 1850 to the early 1900s, three writers dominated Russian literature both at home and abroad. Ivan Turgenev grew to prominence in the 1850s, writing for the liberal Russian magazine Sovremennik. Rather than deal directly with Russia’s political troubles, Turgenev focused his attentions on the struggle between the generations of Russian people. His greatest work, Fathers and Sons, demonstrated the disparity between the conservative older generations and their more liberal children. Author Fyodor Dostoyevsky witnessed the oppression of the Tsarist regime first hand. He was one of many political dissidents imprisoned under Nicholas I and was very nearly executed. It was only once Dostoyevsky left the country that he was able to publish work directly critical of the state of Russia. Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and The Brothers Karamazov all called the Russian political and cultural status quo into question. The latest of the three great writers, Leo Tolstoy, took a completely different route in his discussion of Russia at large. Spending most of his time managing his estate, Tolstoy witnessed the attempts of Alexander III to reform the economic foundation of Russia while keeping

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the corrupt government bureaucracy in place. These half measured reforms doomed Alexander III to failure, and Tolstoy could do nothing but watch and write. While the great writers turned their attentions to the failings of Russia, their contemporary composers turned to creating something distinctly Russian. As with many cultures on the periphery of Europe, the Russians took their cultural cues from the French and Italians, particularly in regards to arts and music. The greatest contributors to this movement were dubbed “The Five:” Mily Balakirev, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Alexander Borodin. Between these five men, a distinctly Russian music was developed. Under Balakirev’s leadership, Mussorgsky composed Night on Bald Mountain, Rimsky-Korsakov composed the iconic Flight of the Bumblebee, and Borodin grew to European prominence with his First Symphony and his work in several string quartets. Though “The Five” were the first to create a distinctly Russian musical tradition, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was the first to combine the Russian style with classical European training. His ballets, operas, and overtures are now world renowned, with 1812 Overture, The Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Swan Lake, and The Sleeping Beauty counted among his best known works. Also during this period, a group of artists who came to be known as “The Wanderers”—including Ivan Kramskoy, Grigory Myasoyedov, Nikolay Ghe and Vasily Perov—grounded their work in the same ideals as those shared by their friends and contemporaries, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Leo Tolstoy. Their artistic philosophy drew heavily on the views espoused by then-popular social activist Nikolay Chernyshevsky who " odette" from th stood vocally against press censorship, capital e original 18 77 prodU ction of swan la punishment, and serfdom. Viewing their art ke as social treaties, they highlighted the poverty endured by many across the country, but also the beauty that existed in nature and in the strength and cohesion of rural and urban society with an aim to create art that was rooted in the contemporary socio-political architecture, and useful for society.

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meet the


Scott Ward Abernethy Vronsky

Scott is very thankful to be working with Book-It again. Recently with Book-It’s Circumbendibus, Scott played Fuckhead in Jesus’ Son. Other professional credits include Hastings in Henry IV, Part 2 and Bazin in Man in the Iron Mask with Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Autolycus in The Winter’s Tale with Island Stage Left, and Frankie Avid in Shine!: A Burlesque Musical at Theatre Off Jackson. He can also be heard as Davi in the Ice Box Studio’s animated musical short En Passant. In March, Scott will be playing Boyet in Love’s Labour’s Lost with Seattle Shakespeare Company. Scott received his MFA in acting from the University of Washington.

Andrew DeRycke* Karenin / Korsunsky

Andrew has appeared at Book-It since the 20th Century. Among memorable roles, he appeared as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice, Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities, and Wayne in Border Songs. Recently, Andrew happily contributed to Book-It’s Circumbendibus, playing numerous roles in Jesus’ Son, and the Reverend Wiggin in Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant. Other theatres he has appeared at include the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ACT Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, American Player’s Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Oregon Repertory Theatre, Seattle’s Group Theatre, Harold Clurman Theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre, Village Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and both the Eugene and Seattle Operas.

Montserrat Fleck Seriozha / Ensemble

Montserrat is honored to be on stage at BookIt. She is fresh off her second year of playing a Cratchit daughter in A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre. Last year she performed in the youth chorus for Seattle Opera’s Turandot and in the Seattle Chorus Children’s Concert. She is currently a student of the Institute program at Village Theatre. Outside of performing she has a passion for reading and singing.

Emily Grogan

Anna Karenina

Emily is thrilled to be back on the BookIt stage for her 11th Book-It show. Past credits include Helen in Howards End (Seattle Times Footlight Award for Acting Performance), Jane in Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Elton in Emma, and Cassandra in Broken For You. Emily played Candy in Book-It’s Gregory Awardwinning production of The Cider House Rules, Parts I & II. Emily played Olivia in Twelfth Night this past summer for Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O Theatre. She has played Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Roxane in Cyrano de Bergerac, and Sylvia in Two Gentlemen of Verona, all for Seattle Shakespeare Company. Emily is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts.

Simon Hamlin

Lawyer / Doctor / Priest / Ensemble

Simon has long admired Book-It’s work and is excited to walk its boards for the first time. He has performed in dozens of theatre, film, and television projects. Favorite stage roles include Benjamin Cohen in The Underpants with Boise Contemporary Theatre, Ferdinand in The Tempest with Freehold Studio, Sebastian in Twelfth Night with Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles, and Chuck in Everything in the Garden with Theatre 9/12. Simon appeared in the 2011 Academy Award-nominated The Fighter and TNT’s “Leverage,” among many other on-camera roles. His most recent project is a comedic web series he created, wrote, and produced called “Locally Grown.” www.

Tracy Hyland*

Dolly / Ensemble

Tracy is pleased to return to Book-It, where she appeared in Rhoda: A Life In Stories. She is an original member of The Sandbox Artists Collective, and performs regularly for the popular Sandbox Radio LIVE! podcast series. Recent stage credits include Lucius in Titus Andronicus with upstart crow collective, Mary in It’s a Wonderful Life with Theatre Anonymous, and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth with Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O Theatre. She has also worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, The Goodman, Bailiwick Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, ACT Theatre,

New Century Theatre Company, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, Seattle Public Theater, 14/48, Island Stage Left, and Seattle Children’s Theatre. She is married to fellow actor/director Tim Hyland, and mother to their son August.

David Anthony Lewis* Levin

David is happy to return to Book-It, particularly to play just one part; he played several dozen roles in the most recent production of The Cider House Rules, Parts I & II. He graduated from Cornish College of the Arts late in the last millennium and has been fortunate to continue working ever since. Favorite roles include le Vicomte de Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Edward Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Franz Liebkind in The Producers, and The Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol.

Meg McLynn

Marya / Ensemble

Meg makes her Book-It debut in Anna Karenina. Locally, Meg has performed at ArtsWest, New City Theatre, Seattle Opera, On The Boards, Centerstage, ConWorks, Tacoma Actors Guild, Theatre Off Jackson, and others. Most recently, she donned a ski mask and brandished a handgun in Kevin McKeon’s How They Attack Us. Next up is her one-woman tribute concert, Foolin’ Around with Patsy Cline with Purple Phoenix Productions. Meg earned her BFA from Emerson College, her MFA from Columbia University, and teaches the core curriculum at Freehold Theatre Lab. www.

Ruth McRee

Mother Scherbatsky / Ensemble

Ruth was in at the birthing of Book-It, years ago in the upper rooms at the old Empty Space, so she is particularly delighted to be making this appearance with the fully grown Book-It. Ruth recently performed in Gaudy Night, The House of Bernarda Alba, Frozen, Tartuffe, Everything in the Garden, and Ladies of the Corridor, with various Seattle theatres. She hones her craft in Theatre 9/12’s master classes and has appeared in many of Theatre 9/12’s Equity Member Productions. She is a proud co-founder of PLAYWORKS for which she is a teaching artist in local private and public schools. She performs in

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PLAYWORKS’ touring productions of I Can’t Remember Anything and Vesuvius at Home. Coming up next will be 33 Variations at ArtsWest.

Sara Mountjoy-Pepka Kitty

This is Sara’s main stage debut with BookIt, having previously appearing in The Hunger Lounge and two Book-It Arts and Education tours, and she couldn’t be happier to be back! Other favorite past credits include the summers she spent with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O Theatre, and Greenstage; and A Mouse Who Knows Me and the Gregory Award-nominated Duel of the Linguist Mages at Annex Theatre. As a company member of Magic Circle Mime, she regularly performs family programs with symphony orchestras across North America, Asia, and Spain. She is also an ensemble member of Unexpected Productions and performs the improv-comedy show TheatreSports most weekends at the Market Theater in Pike Place Market.

Leah Pfenning †

Annushka / Ensemble

Leah is graduating from Cornish College of the Arts this May from the theatre/original works department. Leah is pleased to be making her Book-It debut in Anna Karenina.

Aaron Guthrie Sterne

Seriozha /Ensemble

Aaron is pleased to make his professional debut in the role of Seriozha. Aaron has recently appeared in several productions as a member of the Youth Education Program at Seattle Public Theater. His favorite roles include Friar Falstaff in The Merry Maids of Nottingham, The Demon of Insincerity in The Phantom Tollbooth, and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Aaron is a graduate of Greenwood Elementary School where he was a longstanding member of the drama program, playing roles that included Young Nikola Tesla, Odysseus, and Paris. He is now a 6th grader at Whitman Middle School in Seattle.

Evan Whitfield

Stiva / Ensemble

Evan makes his BookIt debut with Anna Karenina. He was just seen as Fred in A Christmas Carol at ACT Theatre and has performed on Seattle stages for over a decade with Seattle Shakespeare Company, Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O Theatre, Strawberry Theatre Workshop, and Taproot. Favorite roles include Jeff in Lobby Hero and Walker/ Ned in Three Days of Rain, both at Seattle Public Theater, and Eugene Wright in John Longenbaugh’s How to be Cool. Watch for him later in Book-It’s season as Matt Prior in The Financial Lives of the Poets.

Bill Ritchie

Nikolai / Father Scherbatsky / Ensemble

Bill returns to Book-It where he previously appeared in Red Ranger Came Calling, Breathing Lessons, and Ethan Frome. Bill is a founding member, along with Book-It’s Jane Jones, of the Oregon Repertory Theatre. His credits from his time with the acting companies at Old Globe Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Seattle Repertory Theatre include A Christmas Carol, Enemy of the People, Death of a Salesman, Threepenny Opera, Moby Dick–Rehearsed, The Cherry Orchard, The Three Sisters, A Flea in Her Ear, She Stoops to Conquer, Enrico IV, and over a dozen plays by Shakespeare. A trained classical singer, Bill has also worked as a director and performer in productions of La Bohème, Rigoletto, Die Fledermaus, Don Pasquale, and Hansel and Gretel.

Kevin McKeon Adapter

Kevin has adapted several novels for BookIt, including Anne Tyler’s Breathing Lessons, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, A Tale of Two Cities (with Jane Jones), and David Guterson’s Snow Falling on Cedars, which has been subsequently produced at Portland Center Stage, The Hartford Stage, Centerstage in Baltimore, and Theatreworks in California, among others. Anna Karenina was commissioned by Portland Center Stage, workshopped at their 2011 JAW Festival and had its world premiere there last April. Kevin has also worked locally as an actor at Book-It, Seattle Public Theater, Arts West, New City Theater, Freehold, and Seattle Shakespeare Company.

Mary Machala Director

Mary, a founding member of Book-It, was last seen here directing her adaptation of A Confederacy of Dunces. Past Book-It directing credits include Waxwings, Silver Water, Double Indemnity, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which was co-adapted/directed with John Vreeke, and many short stories. Other directing credits include Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, Hamlet, At Home At the Zoo, Finding the Sun, After Magritte, Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, and The Turn of the Screw. She was a writer/actor/ improvisationalist with Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. and the artistic director of the socio/political improv group, Off the Wall Players in Seattle where she directed, acted, and co-wrote Every Which Way But Lucid!, Mad Dogs and English Majors, A Fistful of Transfers, and many more. Acting credits include roles at most major Seattle theatres, most recently in Foreclosure with New Century Theatre Company.

dan schuy

Scenic Designer

* Member Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

† Book-It Intern

Dan is very happy to be working with one of his favorite directors at Book-It. Until recently, Dan was the designer/technical director for the theatre department at North Seattle Community College, a position he has held for over 22 years, and has been on the staff of the Bellevue Youth Theatre for the past 12 years as a designer and theatre day camp director. Additionally, he has designed Book-It’s Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, ArtsWest’s On The Verge, Black Gold, Measure For Pleasure, Love Song, Evil Dead: the Musical (Broadway World Award, Best Scenic Designer 2010), and Shipwrecked: an Entertainment; Seattle Public Theater’s Three Days of Rain, Dying City, and The Happy Ones; and at SecondStory Repertory and Theater Schmeater.

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Marnie CUmmings Lighting Designer

Marnie is pleased to be working on Anna Karenina.

jocelyne fowler Costume Designer

Jocelyne’s design credits include Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant at Book-It; Legally Blonde at Seattle Musical Theatre; Eugene Onegin at Vashon Opera; The Sound of Music, The Crucible, and The Who’s Tommy at Youth Theatre Northwest; A Christmas Survival Guide and The Americans Across the Street at Harlequin Productions; Everything in the Garden, Jason and Medea, and The Cherry Orchard at Theatre 9/12; Zombie Prom, The Dancing Princess, The Princess and the Pea, and Children of Eden at SecondStory Repertory; and more at ReAct, Live Girls! Theatre, Ghost Light Theatricals, and Seattle Pacific University.


Johanna is a sound designer and educator and is thrilled to join Book-It for this show. Her sound designs in Seattle include The Winter’s Tale at Seattle Shakespeare Company’s Wooden O Theatre, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and All Through the Night at ArtsWest, Yellow Face and Driving Miss Daisy for ReAct, Dog Sees God for Balagan Theatre as well as creating multiple sound scores for visual and media artist Barbara Robertson and The Inner Life of Jack for Jack Straw Media, with visual and sound artist Ellen Sollod. Johanna is a TechStart teacher for Technology Access Foundation. She works with 5th graders at Mount View Elementary in White Center teaching S.T.E.M. skills using various computer programs and robotics. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

Ruth Eitemiller Stage Manager

Ruth is excited to return to Book-It for another show, having worked on Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant and Sense and Sensibility in past seasons. Recent credits include The Wizard of Oz with Seattle Children’s Theatre, and the world premiere of Uncle Ho to Uncle Sam and the Northwest premiere of One Slight Hitch, both at ACT Theatre. Previous credits include O Lovely Glowworm and The Adding Machine with New Century Theatre Company, Lyle the Crocodile with Seattle Children’s Theatre, Das Barbecü with ACT Theatre, and Hamlet and Antonio’s Revenge with Univ. of Colorado, Colorado Springs Theatreworks. Ruth earned her BA in theatre from Seattle

Pacific University, where she stage managed Dancing at Lughnasa, On the Verge, and The Stinky Cheese Man.

Baylie HEims

Assistant Stage Manager

Baylie is excited to be working with BookIt for the first time! A recent transplant to Seattle, she has a BA in theatre from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. Seattle assistant stage manager credits include Tartuffe with Taproot Theatre, The Revues with Showtunes Theatre Company, and Odin’s Horse with Mirror Stage. She’s happy to take a break from electrics and get backstage again!

anders bolang

Production Manager

A graduate of Whitman College and the Yale School of Drama, Anders served as production manager for Tacoma Actors Guild and as technical director for the California Theatre Center and Whitman College. As a carpenter, he has created scenery for the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Intiman, and Yale Rep, among others. On stage, Anders has performed at Seattle Shakespeare Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Delaware Theatre Company, Yale Rep, Book-It, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Harlequin Productions, Tacoma Actors Guild, and as a guest artist with the Boston Pops. In New York, he has performed at the Performing Garage, NY Theatre Workshop, and La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. Anders has appeared on “As the World Turns” and “One Life to Live,” the feature films Police Beat and Helene, and in industrial training films and voice-overs.

jane jones

Founder & Founding Co-Artistic Director

Jane is the founder of Book-It and founding co-artistic director of Book-It Repertory Theatre, with Myra Platt. In her 24 years of staging literature, she has performed, adapted, and directed works by such literary giants as Charles Dickens, Eudora Welty, Edith Wharton, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Pam Houston, Raymond Carver, Frank O’Connor, Ernest Hemingway, Colette, Amy Bloom, John Irving, John Steinbeck, Daphne du Maurier, and Jane Austen. A veteran actress of 30 years, she has played leading roles in many of America’s most prominent regional theatres. Most recently, she played the role of Miss Havisham in Book-It’s Great Expectations. Film and TV credits include The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Singles, Homeward Bound, “Twin Peaks,” and Rose Red. She co-directed with Tom Hulce at Seattle Rep, Peter Parnell’s

adaptation of John Irving’s The Cider House Rules, which enjoyed successful runs here in Seattle, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles (Backstage West Award, best director) and in New York (Drama Desk Nomination, best director). Jane directed Pride and Prejudice and Twelfth Night at Portland Center Stage which won the 2008 Drammy award for Best Direction and Production. For Book-It, she has directed The House of Mirth, The Highest Tide, Travels with Charley, Pride and Prejudice, Howard’s End, In a Shallow Grave, The Awakening, Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, A Tale of Two Cities, and The Cider House Rules, Parts One and Two, winner of the 2010 and 2011 Gregory Awards for Outstanding Production. In 2008 she, Myra Platt, and Book-It were honored to be named by the Seattle Times among seven Unsung Heroes and Uncommon Genius for their 20-year contribution to life in the Puget Sound region. She is a recipient of the 2009 Women’s University Club of Seattle Brava Award, a 2010 Women of Influence award from Puget Sound Business Journal, and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Founders Grant, and was a finalist for the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation’s 2012 Zelda Fichandler Award.

myra platt

Founding Co-Artistic Director

As co-founder, director, adapter, actor, and composer, Myra has helped Book-It produce over 90 world-premiere stage adaptations. Most recently she adapted Garth Stein’s The Art of Racing in the Rain. Her adapting/ directing credits include The River Why, Night Flight, Red Ranger Came Calling, The House of the Spirits, Giant, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Cowboys Are My Weakness, Roman Fever, A Little Cloud, A Telephone Call, and A Child’s Christmas in Wales. Directing credits include Persuasion, Plainsong, Cry, the Beloved Country, and Sweet Thursday. She co-adapted Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant with Jane Jones and composed music for Prairie Nocturne, Night Flight (with Joshua Kohl), Red Ranger Came Calling (with Edd Key), The Awakening, Ethan Frome, Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, A Telephone Call, and I Am of Ireland. As an actress, Myra most recently appeared as Susan Duff in Prairie Nocturne, Judith in The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, Edna in The Awakening, and Margaret in Howards End. Outside of Book-It, Myra has performed at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman, New City Theater, and the Mark Taper Forum. Myra is thrilled to have been a recipient with Jane Jones of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Founders Award,


staff the 2010 Women of Influence from Puget Sound Business Journal, and to have been named by Seattle Times as Unsung Hero and Uncommon Genius for their 20-year contribution to life in the Puget Sound region.

Sasha Bailey †

charlotte m. tiencken

Allison Dunmore †

Managing Director

Charlotte is an administrator, director, producer, and educator who has been working in the producing and presenting fields for 28 years. Before moving back to the Seattle area in September 2003, she was general manager at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts. As president of her own consulting firm, Scarlet Productions, she has worked with companies across the country, including Chitresh Das Dance Company in San Francisco, Ben Munisteri Dance in New York, Seattle Theatre Group, EnJoy Productions in Seattle and Westwind, in Oregon among many others. She has taught at Seattle Pacific University, The University of Washington, The Evergreen State College, and the University of Puget Sound. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. for seven years. Charlotte is a member of SDC, the union of stage directors and choreographers and is past president of the Board of Arts Northwest. She has served on the Board of the Pat Graney Dance Company, on granting panels for the Washington State Arts Commission and 4 Culture, and was president of the Board of Theatre Puget Sound. Her most recent directing credits include Eugene Onegin for Vashon Opera, Rashomon for Seattle Pacific University, Fool for Love at Stone Soup Theatre, and On the Verge at Seattle Pacific University. She lives on Vashon Island with her husband, Bill, three cats, and two dogs.

affiliations actors’ equity association

(AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark. Book-It Repertory Theatre is a proud member of

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Assistant Director

Alex Miller † Dramaturg


kristyne hughes Properties Master

Megan Tuschhoff Properties Artisan

Tim samland

Lead Carpenter

Devon Bright

Book-it Repertory Theatre’s


Season Oh yeah. It’s happening.

Mainstage Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (uncensored) by Mark Twain

April 16 - May 12, 2013

Carmen Rodriguez

The Financial Lives of the Poets

Michelle Jamieson Grant

June 7 - 30, 2013

Master Electrician Charge Artist

by Jess Walter


Trevor Cushman Board Operator

bill danner

Scene Shop Manager † Book-It Intern

family fun days Never Forgotten by Patricia McKissack

February 16, 2013

Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner

May 4 & 11, 2013

special thanks to UW Dance Program, UW School of Drama, Peter Bracilano, North Seattle Community College Stage 1 Theatre, Luke Kehrwald, Intiman Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, ACT Theatre, Clare Strasser

for tickets visit or call 206.216.0833

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contributors Book-It would like to thank the following for their generous support:

LITERARY LEGENDS $75,000+ The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation

LITERARY CHAMPIONS $25,000+ ArtsFund • ArtsWA • The Boeing Company Matthew N. Clapp, Jr. • Ann Ramsay-Jenkins • Gladys Rubinstein LITERARY HEROES $10,000+ 4Culture • N. Elizabeth McCaw & Yahn W. Bernier Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation • Stellman Keehnel • Lucky Seven Foundation The Norcliffe Foundation • The Seattle Foundation The Shubert Foundation, Inc. • Shirley & David Urdal • Anonymous (2) Literary Classics $5,000+

Nobel Award Society $1,000+

Jeff & Amanda Cain** Sonya & Tom Campion CenturyLink Foundation City of Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs Green Diamond Resource Company Emily Anthony & David Maymudes The Medtronic Foundation Nordstrom Mary Pigott Larry & Michell Pihl Lynne & Nick Reynolds** Richard Weening Mary Ann & Robert Wiley Andrew & Trish Zuccotti**

Stephen & Salli Bauer Lindsay & Tony Blackner Patricia Britton** D. Thompson & Karen Challinor Amy & Matthew Cockburn Bill & Carol Collins Collins Group** George & Carolyn Cox Tony & Emily Cox Davidson & Co. Matching Julie Edsforth & Jabez Blumenthal Expedia Gives Matching Gift Program Elizabeth & Paul Fleming Peter Godman & Munira Rahemtulla Amy & Thaddeus Hanscom Lucy Helm Harold & Mary Frances Hill Heather Howard David Thompson & Judith Jesiolowski Clare Kapitan & Keith Schreiber KeyBank Foundation Lea Knight Agastya Kohli Bill Block & Susan Leavitt Ed & Laura Littlefield Darcy & Lee MacLaren Lynn Manley & Alexander Lindsey Melissa & Don Manning Donald E. Marcy Holly & Bill Marklyn Anne McDuffie & Tim Wood Sarah Merner & Craig McKibben Susan & Furman Moseley Whitney & Jerry Neufeld-Kaiser Peter & Jane Powell** Puget Sound Business Journal Jo Ann & Jim Roberts Matt Sauri Marc & Stacie Scattergood John Schaffer Martha Sidlo Virginia Sly & Richard Wesley B. Richal & Karen Smith Sara Thompson & Richard Gelinas Jared Watson Judith Whetzel Shannon Williams Williams Miller Family Foundation

Leadership Circle $2,500+ Monica Alquist** Boeing Gift Matching Program Karen Brandvick Baker & Ross Baker** Steven Bull & Christiane Pein** Joann Byrd** Allan & Nora Davis The Ex Anima Fund Expedia, Inc Jamie & Leesha Ford John & Ellen Hill Stuart Frank & Marty Hoiness** Jane Jones & Kevin McKeon** Margaret Kineke & Dennis West** Mary Metastasio** Microsoft Matching Gifts Program Lynn Murphy** Tom & Cheryl Oliver** Myra Platt** David Quicksall & Rachel Glass** Steve Schwartzman** Seattle Center Foundation* Garth & Drella Stein Deborah Swets** Jim & Kathy Tune U.S. Bancorp Foundation Kris & Mike Villiott** Elizabeth Warman** April J. Williamson Lucy Zuccotti**

Nobel Award Society, Cont. Merrily Wyman & Karen Bryant The Wyman Youth Trust Anonymous (2)

Pulitzer Award Society $500+ Earl Alexander* All One Family Fund Ruth Bailey Cheryl Boudreau Judy Brandon & H. Randall Webb Diana & Chuck Carey The Carey Family Foundation Catherine Clark & Marc Jacques Steve Miller & Pamela Cowan Amy & Paul Curtis Emily Davis Mark Dexter & Deborah Cowley Diane Douglas Brent & Katie Enarson The Film School* Firesteed Cellars* Robert Foster Jean Gorecki & Dick Dobyns Laurie Griffith Dr. Benson & Pamela Harer Phyllis Hatfield Jay Hereford & Margaret Winsor Humanities Washington Jeffrey M. Kadet Pam Kendrick Marsha Kremen & Jilly Eddy Annie Lareau** Frank Lawler & Ann McCurdy Craig Lorch Stephen E. Lovell Ellen & Stephen Lutz James & Kaaren McElroy Eleanor & Charles Pollnow Glenna Olson & Conrad Wouters Will Patton & Joni Ostergaard Meta L. Pasternak PopCap Games Matching The Rodman Foundation Pamela & Nate Searle Seattle International Film Festival* Mary Snapp St. Clouds Food & Spirits* Tamara Stenshoel William & Lynette Thomas Kerry P. Thompson Robert & Dolores Tindal Judith Tobin & Michael Baker Edward & Genevieve Tremblay Steve Wilson & Julie Lin David & Sally S. Wright Mary & Gerald Zyskowski Anonymous (1)

National Book Award Society $250+ :Nota Bene Cellars* The 5th Avenue Theatre* Shawn & Lynne Aebi Christina Amante Virginia L. Anderson The Bayless Family Luther Black & Christina Wright

honoring book-it

contributors National Book Award Society, Cont.

Pen/Faulkner Award Circle $100+

Pen/Faulkner Award Circle, Cont.

Gail & Doug Boushey John Bradshaw Adelaide H. Brooks & Robert Pennell Jeff Youngstrom & Becky Brooks David & Rachel Bukey Sylvia & Craig Chambers Sandra & Paul Dehmer Dottie Delaney Mary DeLorme & Mark Schleck Yasue Drabble Jim & Gaylee Duncan Pamela & Kenneth Eakes Joyce Erickson Stan & Jane Fields Liz Fitzhugh & Jim Feldman Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Matching Gifts Program Katharine Godman & Jerry Collum** Laura Hanson Frederic & Karin Harder Wendy Hilliker Brent Johnson Sarah Kohut & Jim Grant Dr. Eric Rose & Eleni Ledesma Elizabeth Love Marcia Mason Ruth McCormick Jim McDonald Jean McKeon Louise McNerney Richard Monroe Charles Montange Marc & Emily Mora Deborah & Jeff Parsons Corliss J. Perdaems Charles & Doris Ray Bradley Renner Anne Repass Linden Rhoads Paula Riggert Don & Marty Sands Dr. Robert Saunders & Donna Marie Frank Schumann & Heather Pullen Gail & John Sehlhorst Aime & Mike Servais Craig Shank & Meredith Stelling Michael & Jo Shapiro Standard Insurance Company Employee Giving Campaign Kimberly & Mike Strand LiAnn & Stephen Sundquist Suzanne Suneson* Tammy Talman Terry Tazioli Ten Mercer* Emory & Laura Thomas Molly Thompson & Joe Casalini Sheila Valencia & Walter Parker Karen & Ron Van Genderen Sandra Waugh Eddie Westerman Robert & Leora Wheeler Elisabeth White Rachel Wilsey & Sam Bernstein Janet & Lawrence Wilson Anonymous (1)

ACT Theatre* Carol Adams Doug Adams Connie Anderson Amy Arvidson Cinnimin Avena Michelle Badion* Jo Ann & Tom Bardeen Mary Murfin & Doug Bayley Shawn Baz & Ellen Bezona Deb & Bill Bigelow Watson & Jane Blair Marisa Bocci Rebecca Bogard Barry Boone & Mary Wilson Jonathan Bridge Broadway Center For The Performing Arts* Billie Butterfield Melanie Calderwood Jane Camden Carri Campbell Hugh Campbell Linda & Peter Capell Michela Carpino & Rick Klingele Lynne & David Chelimer Marianna Clark & Charles Schafer Harvey Sadis & Harriett Cody Sonja M. Coffman Jane Commet Eric Helland & Susan Connors Robert & Mary Cooper Samantha Cooper Covestic, Inc. Garry & Kay Crane Melinda Deane & Dan Wheetman Robin Dearling & Gary Ackerman Robert Hovden & Ron DeChene Nancy Dirksen Lynn Dissinger Dan Drais Vasiliki Dwyer Susan M. Dyer Sarah L. Easterbrook Eight Bells Winery* Lynne & Hollie Ellis Marilyn Endriss Kim & Rob Entrop Constance L. Euerle Jane Faulkner & Marc Kittner Deborah & Keith Ferguson Ellen Ferguson Laura Ferri Nanette Fok James & Denise Fortier Jayn & Hugh Foy Kai Fujita Laurel Garcia & Shi Kai Wang Cezanne Garcia Bill Gill Joan & Steve Goldblatt Dona Golden Linda Gould Anke Gray Pamela Greenwood Michael Grimm Nancy & Joseph Guppy

Dr. Rena Hamburger Faith Hanna Larry Hanson Brenda Hartman Ellen & David Hecht Rebecca Herzfeld & Gordon Crawford Susan & Jim Hogan David Hogan** Nancy Holcomb Lisa Holderman Carolyn Holtzen Mary & Eric Horvitz Karen L. Howard Julie Howe & Dennis Shaw Melissa Huther Marcia Johnson Lorna Jordan Kris Jorgensen & Margey Rubado David Kasik & Jan Levine Rebecca Kavoussi Adam Westerman Katherine King Mary J. Klubben Shannon & Richard Knipp Dean W. Koonts Alan Kristal Frances J. Kwapil Larry Lewin Christine Lewis Arni Litt & Lori Eickelberg Cynthia Livak Mary Frances Lyons Joan Machlis Josie & Doug Manuel Nancy Manula Kate Marks Elizabeth Mathewson Elaine Mathies Jim McClaine Kathy McCluskey Deirdre & Jay McCrary Maggie McDonald Marcie & John McHale Metropolitan Market* Margaret Metastasio John Mettler Jeanne Metzger Elaine Mew Shyla & Donald Miller Donna & Robert Parker George & Marion Mohler Becky Monk Terry & Cornelia Moore Morfey’s Cakes* Pam & Don Myers Kim Namba Dr. David Kaplan & Dr. Ann Nelson Donna & Dennis Neuzil Betty Ngan & Tom Mailhot Dorothy & Aaron Nicholls Pam & Scott Nolte Deanna & Craig Norsen Chris Ohlweiler Pacific Northwest Ballet* Pacific Office Automation, Inc. Jeff & Lauren Packman

Pen/Faulkner Award Circle, Cont.

O. Henry Award Circle $50+

Cecilia Paul & Harry Reinert Sherry Perrault Cheryl Peterson Gloria Pfeif Paula Pimental Anne & Lee Pipkin PopCap Games Susan Porterfield Racha Noodles & Thai Cuisine* Diana Rakow Michelle Rebert Brian & Roberta Reed Dennis Reichenbach Jeannette Reynolds Karen & Eric Richter Shirley Roberson** Roberta Roberts Lawrence & Karen Robins Marga Rose Hancock H. Stewart Ross Beth Rutherford Donna Sand Kathy Saunders Seattle Repertory Theatre* Mark Seklemian Meredith Lehr & William Severson Marcia & Peter Sill Shellie Slettebak George & Susan Smith Diane Snell Christine Stepherson Paul Stucki & Christina Chang Diane & Richard Sugimura Debra & Mark Szalwinksi T.S. McHugh’s* Theresa Tamura Gail Tanaka Eric & Cassandra Taylor Anne Terry Kristin & Mark Thomas Awnie Thompson Charlotte Tiencken & Bill West** Caren Toney Marcia Utela Ruth Verhoff Village Theatre* Margot & Thomas Washington Washington State Employee Combined Fund Sally & Charles Weems Kayla Weiner Jay Weinland & Heather Hawkins Jennifer Weis JD Wessling Gregory Wetzel Sara White & Robert Jordan Jane Wiegenstein Hope Wiljanen Lauren Wilson Richard Wilson & Lloyd Herman Wright Runstad & Co. Juliette Yamane Robert Winsor & Valerie Yockey Sam Zeiler & Dawn Frankwick Anonymous (5)

Amgen Foundation • Elizabeth Amsbary • William G. Anderson • Jennifer Sue & Russ Banham • Tina Baril & Dafydd D. Rhysjones • Roger Tucker & Becky Barnett • Tom Bartholomew • Maribeth Berberich • John Bianchi & Scott Warrender • Nancy L. Bittner • Audrey Blair • Diane Blake • Julia Bolz • Bridge Partners LLC • Tisha Cain • Pamela Cain* • Cory Carlson • Carl Chew • Deborah Christensen • Catherine Clemens • Combined Federal Campaign • Carol Crosby • Reidun Crowley • Jim Wilder & Margaret Curtin • Stephanie Czerwonka • Marilyn & Don Davidson • Sherri Del Bene • Marcia Donovan • Lorna Dykes • Nancy Ellingham • Margot & Dave Elsner • Dr. EM Faustman • Chandler & Janice Felt • Barbara & Timothy Fielden • Laura Fischetti • Mary Ellen Flanagan • Julia Geier & Phil Borges • Elizabeth Gilchrist • Ann Glusker & Peter Hunsberger • Google Matching Gifts Program • Laurie Greig • Scott Guettinger • Corina Hardin • Wier Harmon • Terri Helm-Remund • Catherine Hennings • Barbara Hieronymus • Chris Higashi • Kate Hokanson • Robert Hunter • Susanne Hussong • Alison Inkley • Lawrence Jackson • Malia & Chang Kawaguchi • Vickie Kawakami • Millett & Patricia Keller • King County Employee Chartiable Campaign • Tracy Krauter • Kristi’s Grooming Company* • Fay Krokower • Barb & Art Lachman • Asha & Lillian Lahiri • Dr. Donald & Alice Lewis • Madalene Lickey • Adelaide Loges • Nancy Lomneth & Mark Boyd • Frank Lott • Carol Lumb • Ginny Mason • Charles Mayes • Susan McCloskey • Mecca Café* • Gary Miller • Sara & Paul Mockett • Christine Mosere • Susan & Harold Mozer • Martha Mukhalian • Judy & Stephen Niver • Warren Northrop • Ellen Nottingham • Heidi Noun & Michael Collins • Nancy & Stephen Olsen • On The Boards* • Pat O’Rourke • Helen Ortiz • Timothy O’Sullivan • Ed & Carol Perrin • Katherine Phelps • Carolita Phillips • Laura Ploudre • Portage Restaurant* • Thomas W. Pratt • Andrea Ptak & Aaron Houseknecht • Daniel & Barbara Radin • Samantha Redsell • Nancy Reichley & Timothy Higgins • RN74* • T.A. Greenleaf & Rebecca Roe • Patricia Rytkonen & William Karn • Scarecrow Video* • Julie Schoenfeld • B. Charlotte Schreiber • Nancy Schroder • Ann Schuh • Seattle Art Museum* • Seattle Children’s Theatre* • Seattle Men’s Chorus* • Allen E. Senear • Audrey & John Sheffield • Janna Silverstein • Barbara Spear • Pat T. Starkovich • Julie Stohlman • Anne Stoltz • Janice Strand • Steve Suzuki • Taproot Theatre* • Alan & Michele Tesler • Margey Thoresen • Darcia Tudor • Marcellus Turner • UW World Series* • Deborah VanDerhei • Tom & Kristi Weir • Julie Weisbach • Jean & David White • Bill & Paula Whitham • Margaret Whittemore • Connie & Les Wiletzky • Wendy Yoker •Anonymous (4)

Gifts in Honor & in Memory Beth Amsbary in honor of Rachel Alquist, cheerful voice of Book-It Nancy L. Celms, Kate C. Hemer, Connie Hungate, and Margaret M. Marshall in memory of William Rees Phillips Corliss Perdaems in memory of Judy Runstad’s father, Gerry Wright Manville Barbara Rollinger in memory of Stephanie Prince’s mother, Mildred Prince Sonja M. Coffman in memory of Helen Robinson *denotes in-kind donation **denotes in-kind plus monetary support This list reflects gifts received January 1, 2012 – January 16, 2013. Book-It makes every attempt to be accurate with our acknowledgements. Please email Development Associate Samantha Cooper, with any changes that may be required.

Our mission is to transform great literature into great theatre through simple and sensitive production and to inspire our audiences to read. 2010 Mayor’s Arts Award-winner and recipient of the 2012 Governor’s Arts Award, Book-It Repertory Theatre was founded 23 years ago as an artists’ collective, adapting short stories for performance and touring them throughout the Northwest. Today, with over 90 world-premiere adaptations of literature to its credit—many of which have garnered rave reviews and gone on to subsequent productions all over the country—Book-It is widely respected for the consistent artistic excellence of its work.

board of directors Steven Bull, President Architect, Workshop for Architecture + Design Joann Byrd, Vice President Journalist & Editor, Retired Kristine Villiott, Treasurer CPA, Minar and Northey LLP Thomas Oliver, Secretary Educator Monica Alquist Dir. of Events & Special Projects, Puget Sound Business Journal Karen Brandvick-Baker Communications Team, HomeStreet Bank Amanda Cain Librarian, American Philanthropic, LLC Stuart Frank Project Manager, Partner Capability Development, Starbucks Jane Jones Founder & Founding Co-Artistic Director, Book-It Margaret Kineke Senior V.P., D.A. Davidson & Co.

Mary Metastasio Senior Portfolio Manager, Safeco, Retired Lynn Murphy Realtor, Windermere Real Estate Co. Myra Platt Founding Co-Artistic Director, Book-It David Quicksall Independent Theatre Artist & Teacher Lynne Reynolds I.T. Consultant, Covestic, Inc. Shirley Roberson, Board Intern Senior Associate, Hughes Media Law Group Steven Schwartzman Attorney, U.S. Postal Service, Western Area Law Department Deborah Swets V.P. for Membership, Washington State Hospital Assocation Elizabeth J. Warman Dir. Global Corporate Citizenship, NW Region, The Boeing Co. Lucy Flynn Zuccotti Project Archaeologist, Cardno ENTRIX

book-it staff & interns Jane Jones, Founder & Founding Co-Artistic Director Myra Platt, Founding Co-Artistic Director Charlotte M. Tiencken, Managing Director Josh Aaseng, Literary Manager Rachel Alquist, Box Office Sales Manager Anders Bolang, Production Manager Patricia Britton, Director of Marketing & Communications Amanda Cain, Grants Associate Samantha Cooper, Development Associate Tom Dewey, Lead Box Office Associate, Group Sales Shannon Erickson, Publications & Media Manager Jocelyne Fowler, Costume Shop Manager Emily Grogan & Jennifer Sue Johnson, Casting Associates Annie Lareau, Director of Touring & Outreach Christine Mosere, Director of Development Erin Pike, House Manager & Volunteer Coordinator Natasha Ransom, Education Associate


Gail Sehlhorst, Director of Education Victoria Thompson, Production Stage Manager Robert Thornburgh, Custodian Charles W. West, Legal Consultant Bill Whitham, Bookkeeper Box Office Associates: Phoebe Keleman, Lauren Krumm, Amanda Ooten, Hannah Shirman, Victoria Schultz Volunteer Opening Night Party Coordinators: Linda Davis & Carol Phillippi Production Photographer: Alan Alabastro Special Project Videographer: Bobbin Ramsey IT Support: Mike Kostis & Tom Wahl

2012-13 interns Artistic Interns: Alex Miller & Allison Dunmore Education Interns: Georgina Cohen & Amberlee Williams Education / Costume Intern: Megan Mills Production Intern: Bobbin Ramsey

Center Theatre, Seattle Center 305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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