Alliance Theatre's A Christmas Carol

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F E AT U R E A Christmas Career. . . . . . . . . Script adapter David H. Bell reflects on a career filled with the seasonal classic

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It’s good to be known. That’s a saying in my home when one of us completes another’s sentence or accurately predicts what the other is going to order at a restaurant, no matter how new and long the menu may be. And while it might speak to the familiarity that comes from long-time relationships, I also think it speaks to our deep desire for pattern. For tradition. During our trip through the sideways landscape of the last two years, we have all learned new patterns. Some by choice, some by mandate. In the midst of all that has changed, many of us have come to treasure more than ever that which stayed the same. That piece of music that still has the capacity to calm the spirit. That ornament that comes out of a shoebox each year that instantly connects us to holidays past. Last year, we produced A Christmas Carol in a parking lot, with actors performing in shipping containers while audiences watched from their cars. There was something truly dazzling about the innovation of that approach dancing with the familiarity of that story. Now, though, we are here. Together in a theatre about to share the telling of (spoiler alert) a story of redemption. And while the set is new, the direction is new, and the costumes are new (so many of them, too!), the story is the one we know and love. And there is something that feels so right about that. To return to the known, with the shared realities that have changed us, and to gather again to listen to a familiar story. Yes, it is good to be known. Whether you are here for the first time, the fifth time, or the fiftieth time – you are welcome here. May this be your new or renewed tradition. Happy holidays, one and all. Susan V. Booth Jennings Hertz Artistic Director

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A CHRISTMAS CAREER Script adaptor David H. Bell reflects on a career filled with the seasonal classic STORY BY

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o one keeps Christmas all year round quite like David H. Bell. As we chatted in early October, I made a comment about how early it was to be talking about Christmas events, and the man who has been expanding and developing his latest A Christmas Carol adaptation for the past straight year was gracious enough to not say, “You have no idea.”

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Having worked on fifty-ish productions of A Christmas Carol in his career, the Northwestern University professor has adapted the book for the stage six different times and seen that the original text is laden with fodder enough for any number of script iterations. This includes the script the Alliance Theatre has been using for the last twenty years.

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I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. – Ebenezer Scrooge

“The wonderful thing about Dickens is it is filled with the descriptions of London, descriptions of people on the street, like, a word or two of a vignette that Scrooge is passing by,” Bell explains. “So there are the bones of a lot of different stories that already inhabit the book. And there are many, many descriptions that exist that we’ve never imagined as an integral part of this show. So if we kind of shift our lens slightly and elaborate on some of those vignettes in the original Dickens story, suddenly the entire story can be illuminated in a very different way.”

Wonderfully Rich Process While tonight’s script is making its debut this year, it has been in development for five years with collaboration from Bell, director Leora Morris, former director Rosemary Newcott, and Artistic Director Susan V. Booth. “When we started, we would read through the book and Susan, Rosemary, and Leora would all find sections and go, ‘Ooh, this is interesting! Is there something in this that we might want to follow or explore?’” recalls Bell. “It was a wonderfully rich process by which we grew the show to what it is now.” Looking specifically to narrow down Marley’s notion that “mankind was my business,” Booth anchored their interpretation on the idea of what it means to be a family in Victorian England.


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A Christmas Carol script adapter, David H. Bell

The biggest tool we have as creative artists is ourselves and the life journey. The journey one makes over 35 years definitely impacts the way you would approach any story.

“She was very excited about really focusing on the family issues and somehow putting families, specifi ally the Cratchit family, more center of the story as opposed to being characters you don’t really see much,” Bell says. “And so I got very excited about the possibility of seeing how family groups in Victorian England can impact the story in various different ways.”

The Life Journey As someone who has worked on so many versions of the show, Bell has used the scope of his career itself to inform his adapting experience this time around. “The biggest tool we have as creative artists is ourselves and the life journey. The journey one makes over 35 years definitely impacts the way you would approach any story.” Bell recalls that when he first took a crack at adapting A Christmas Carol for the Ford’s Theatre, he primarily related to the Christmas Past version of Ebenezer. Now that he is closer in age to Scrooge, it seems like an opportune time to be revisiting the story.

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“The part of Scrooge that I related to was about career-driven ambition,” Bell says. “It was so easy to talk about his ambition and his desire to be part of a mechanism that is commerce in London when I was 35 and embarking on a big career in the theatre. It is a very different story now that I’m 72 and I am having a dialogue with family about people who are no longer with us, people who have endured, people who now are closer than they were 35 years ago. All of that creates a really interesting background from which to interpret one of the greatest stories ever written.” Bell could very well continue to find new ways to interpret this story for the next 35 years, pulling only from what Dickens himself wrote. “I could have found other interesting lenses through which to look at the story,” he says, “because the story is not that complex. It is possessed with something you may not remember if you haven’t read the story recently, which is a wonderful sense of a kaleidoscope. You see fractured images all over of what it feels like to be a Victorian in 1843 on Christmas Day. And that kaleidoscope offers entrance into different portals of ways to tell the story and to reflect the story. And they are all part of the original imagination of Charles Dickens!”

A Christmas Carol’s Chloe Gia Bremer as Tiny Tim and Andrew Benator as Ebenezer Scrooge


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HOW PUPPETRY BREATHES LIFE INTO SCROOGE’S STORY STORY BY

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must admit it – growing up I didn’t know much about the exquisite artistry behind the puppets in my life. I just took for granted that Kermit could strum a guitar while singing “Rainbow Connection.” While watching reruns of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood’s “The Neighborhood of Make-Believe,” I didn’t understand that there were human hands behind Lady Elaine Fairchilde. I just knew she was sassy and instilled in me a belief in my own self-empowerment. I was perplexed by Pinocchio wanting to “become a real live boy” because I assumed he already was just that – with a beating heart, deep blue eyes, and a joyous honest soul. The art form of puppetry has been engaging audiences since the earliest of times, enhancing our willing suspensions of disbelief as we watch stories unfold onstage. One of the many ways in which the Alliance Theatre is breathing new life into A Christmas Carol is found in the puppetry created by Tom Lee and Blair Thomas, co-founders of the Chicago Puppet Studio. I recently spoke with Tom about his history with this art form, and his and director Leora Morris’ decision to enhance this adaption with puppetry. “I grew up immersing myself in Asian Theatre traditions,” said Lee. “When I began my career at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in NYC, one of the artists there planted the seed for my interest in puppetry because of its unique combination of design and performance. One of the most crucial things to ask is, ‘How is it going to move?’ The puppet figure itself can be fueled with life and breathe and exist on its own more effectively in telling a story than just purely being representative of a character. The performers inside the puppets make them live and are in service of making the connection between bodies and breath so that the puppet is energized and engaged.”


12 | encore The Result is Exaltation “A Christmas Carol is a morality tale everybody knows,” Lee continues. “Leora and I charged ourselves (both literally and figuratively) with using the puppetry to take the production into a different place and to embody a holiday lesson that obliterates the trappings of the story. We wanted to get more to the primal and real, and to embed a life force that brings Scrooge to a reckoning. That goes to the core of why we sit in the audience!” Inside the mind of Ebenezer Scrooge, what is real and what is not real become so intertwined that Scrooge questions if he is going mad as the ghosts expose the truth of his greedy past and give warning towards his future. In the words of Lee, “Scrooge’s lesson is a painful one, and there is gravity with this, but the result is exaltation.” And exalted we feel at the end of A Christmas Carol, when Scrooge is given another chance to get it right. Sometimes it takes a bad dream of otherworldly events to shock us into our senses. Or, a magical puppet to force us to our knees and feel the life force of good we have inside.

Tom Lee, Puppeteer

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THE JOY OF A SEASON STORY BY

Vincent Pendarvis II

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camera is a device we use to freeze a moment in time. It simply captures a memory so we can always go back and admire as if we’re still in the moment. Christmas is a time of year when families come together, not only for their religious or cultural beliefs, but also to be present with and cherish one another. All around the world, Christmas is celebrated in so many cultures and is constantly passing down traditions and creating new ones. And A Christmas Carol reminds us of the importance of traditions and the people with whom we celebrate them. The beauty of Christmas is not celebrated the same way in every household, not even between neighbors living on the same street. The variety of holiday traditions around the globe is astonishing and exciting. For example, in the Philippines during the Christmas holidays, there is a spectacular event, the Ligligan Parul. It’s a giant lantern festival of dazzling lanterns (or parols) symbolizing a star. The community and families come together to build the most elaborate lanterns. Or, if you need a little bit of an adrenaline rush during your Christmas traditions, check out roller-skating in the busy streets of Venezuela. Yes, roller-skating, as thousands of people skate to church mass during the days leading up to Christmas. I can only imagine how exciting that would be, roller-skating amongst thousands on my way to worship. Or maybe you want to hit the beach and grill out with sand between your toes for Christmas. On the beaches in Australia, it’s common to spend Christmas on the beach, due in part to the great December weather. And don’t be surprised if you happen to see “Father Christmas” (Santa Claus) wearing shorts and flip flops or maybe riding a surfboard, catching waves with a bag of presents. For me, growing up in rural South Carolina, the Christmas holidays were always a time of the year I anticipated. Considering I’m the only child, I was more excited because it meant I had the opportunity to be amongst family members.

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The Christmas holidays always started with me going along with my mother for annual Christmas sale shopping. You know: The crowded malls, long lines, excited shoppers pushing and shoving, grabbing items we don’t need? Yes, that! As I’ve gotten older, I realized maybe she used me for my speed and ability to squeeze into tight spaces to grab what’s on the list. Some things we’ll never forget. Christmas always meant I would eat well because I knew we would eat multiple times on this day. We would cook a small dinner just for our immediate family, then later we’d make our “rounds” visiting friends and family, ending the day at my aunt’s house. There, all my family members would be ready to have a great time (heavy football watching and kids everywhere showing off heir new toys and clothes). The highlight was the intense Bingo and card games. But my favorite Christmas memory was my dad walking around with his camera (later his tablet), capturing every moment. He didn’t care if you were in the middle of eating or removing your dentures, he was going to catch you, and you always had to be ready for an improv interview about your Christmas day. We all have our own Christmas traditions, and they may look and sound different, but they have so much in common, especially family. These traditions don’t just bring us together but keep us together. Whether you’re Mr. Fezziwig with lavish parties, the Cratchits with “Silent Night,” Fred’s household with their devilishly hard verse recitals, or my dad, who gets excited about those awkward Christmas sweater photos or those candid photos of you biting into the Christmas turkey.... Cherish those traditions, because while they are a moment in time, they last a lifetime.

Vincent Pendarvis II, from his family archives


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THE ALLIANCE THEATRE Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director & Mike Schleifer, Managing Director &

present

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DAVID H. BELL SCENIC DESIGN

TODD ROSENTHAL MUSIC DIRECTOR

GREG MATTESON

COSTUME DESIGN

MARIANN VERHEYEN

PUPPETRY DESIGN

TOM LEE BLAIR THOMAS

BASED ON THE BOOK BY

CHARLES DICKENS

LIGHTING DESIGN

GREG HOFMANN

FLYING EFFECTS PROVIDED BY

D2 FLYING EFFECTS

CHICAGO PUPPET STUDIO

SOUND DESIGN

CLAY BENNING CASTING

JODY FELDMAN

COMPOSER/ADAPTOR/ ORCHESTRATOR

KENDALL SIMPSON STAGE MANAGER

LIZ CAMPBELL*

DIRECTED BY

LEORA MORRIS SPONSORED BY

This production is supported in part by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle. Special thanks to The Home Depot Foundation for their support of the set construction.


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CAST AUSTIN BAROCAS . . . . . . . . . . . . Lamplighter’s Son/Choir Boy/Ignorance Child Scrooge/Ensemble CALEB BAUMANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Watkins/Ensemble * ANDREW BENATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ebenezer Scrooge MAGGIE BIRGEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martha Cratchit/Belle/Peg/Ensemble CHLOE GIA BREMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tiny Tim/Child Fred/Ensemble LENA CASTRO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyatt Cratchit/Schoolboy 1/Ensemble *CALEB CLARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred/Young Scrooge/Ensemble *NEAL GHANT . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Watkins/Mr. Fezziwig/Topper/Ensemble CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Pritchitt/Ensemble CAITLIN HARGRAVES . . . . . . . . . . . . Missy Watkins/Bess/Mudge/Ensemble * MARGARET IVEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig/Ensemble * CLARE LATHAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble * RHYN MCLEMORE . . . . . . . . . . . Caroler/Ghost of Christmas Past/Ensemble * CHRISTOPHER L. MORGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Cratchit/Ensemble *MATTHEW MORRIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroler/Jacob Marley/Ensemble LIZZIE PARK . . . . . . . . . . . Melinda Cratchit/Want/Child Wilkins/Ensemble KEVIN QIAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Cratchit/Dick Wilkins/Ensemble * LYNDSAY RICKETSON . . . . . . . Caroler/Ghost of Christmas Future/Ensemble * ASIA ROGERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alice/Fan/Ensemble * EUGENE H. RUSSELL, IV . . . . . Caroler/Ghost of Christmas Present/Ensemble UNDERSTUDIES JAKE BERNE . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Watkins/Young Scrooge/Peter Cratchit Fred/Dick Wilkins/Ensemble BETH BEYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ghost of Christmas Past/Mrs. Dilber Mrs. Fezziwig/Ensemble MAGGIE BIRGEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fan/Alice CHASE BYRD . . . . . . . . . Mr. Pritchitt/Ghost of Christmas Present/Ensemble *JOSH CLARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ebenezer Scrooge JAMES ARTHUR DOUGLAS . . . . . . . Jacob Marley/Tom Watkins/Mr. Fezziwig Topper/Ensemble MARISSA DUNSON . . . . . . . . . . . Tiny Tim/Wyatt Cratchit/Melinda Cratchit Child Fred/Child Wilkins/Child Scrooge/Lamplighter’s Son Choir Boy/Schoolboy 1/Want/Ignorance/Ensemble CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Cratchit JESSI LITTLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ghost of Christmas Future/Martha Cratchit Belle/Peg/Ensemble PARRIS SARTER . . . . . . Mrs. Cratchit/Missy Watkins/Bess/Mudge/Ensemble MUSICIANS GREG MATTESON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conductor/Keyboard 1 ERIC BAUMGARTNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keyboard 2 NOAH JOHNSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cello BENITO THOMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Violin

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STAGE MANAGERS * LIZ CAMPBELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager * ANNA BARANSKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager * SHAINA PIERCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager * SKYLAR BURKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager AMANDA PEREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE TINASHE KAJESE-BOLDEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director AMANDA WATKINS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Line Producer JESSENIA INGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Assistant HAYLEE SCOTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COVID Coordinator AMELIA FISCHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Movement Coach TANGELA LARGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dialect Coach ALAN SCHWANKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Scenic Designer TOM LEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Puppet Designer BLAIR THOMAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Puppet Designer DELBERT HALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Puppet Flying Director GREG MATTESON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Music Arrangements FOR THIS PRODUCTION KATE WALSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Young Performer Supervisor KAREN AGUIRRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Up Young Performer Supervisor EMMA MOULEDOUX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Mixer HOLLY O’REAGAN, WILLIAM HARMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deck Sound GABRIELLE DRUM, NEIL ANDERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight Operators STEVE JORDAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Board Operator/Programmer BEN STRICKLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fog Operator BRYAN PEREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crew Chief VICTOR MOULEDOUX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Automation Stagehand AMY RADEBAUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Properties Stagehand WILLIE PARKS, MICHAEL TURNER, ASHLEY DICKEY . . . . . . . . . . Stagehands LAURY CONLEY, APRIL ANDREW CARSWELL, KAYLI WARNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Design Assistants AJ JONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York Design Assistant LINDSEY EWING, ALANA SPACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wig Crew HAUZIA CONYERS, PATRICIA FULLER, ZACHARY MORRISON, YVONNER STEPHENS, RODNEY WILLIAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe MARIANNE KROSTYNE, KROSTYNE STUDIO . . . . . . . Fezziwig’s Party Dresses JULIA KENNEDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tailor for Mr. Benator SALLY JOERGER, PATRICIA MCMAHON, APRIL CARSWELL, FIONA LEONARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Stitchers


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AUSTIN BAROCAS (Lamplighter’s Son/Choir Boy/Ignorance/Child Scrooge/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his Alliance Theatre debut in A Christmas Carol! Austin lives in Dunwoody with his family and is in fourth grade, where his favorite subjects are Social Studies, Language Arts, and Recess. Austin fir t appeared on the stage at the age of 7, playing the Nutcracker in his school production of The Nutcracker. He has since enjoyed performing in The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and as Gingy in Shrek Jr. Austin’s favorite activities include playing flag ootball and traveling to new places with his family. Austin would like to thank his mom, dad, and twin sister Summer for their support in helping him follow his dreams. He also thanks director Leora Morris, and the entire cast and crew for this incredible experience.

ANDREW BENATOR (Ebenezer Scrooge) This show marks Andrew’s 16th Alliance production, including fi e previous Christmas Carols, and he is beyond grateful to be back on its stage. Past Alliance credits include Small Mouth Sounds, Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Disgraced, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, By the Way Meet Vera Stark, Good People, August: Osage County, Tennis in Nablus, and Eurydice. Other Atlanta credits include Indecent and The Pitmen Painters at Theatrical Outfit; RACE and Between Riverside and Crazy at True Colors Theatre; and Boeing-Boeing at Aurora Theatre. Andrew has worked off Broadway and in regional theaters across the country. Film and TV credits include The Founder, Game Night, Million Dollar Arm, “Amazing Stories”, “Bigger”, and “Stranger Things.” 2016 Recipient of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.

CALEB BAUMANN (Matthew Watkins/ Ensemble) is honored to return to A Christmas Carol and be a part of this Atlanta holiday tradition! Alliance Theatre: Granny’s Garden (Zeke), Winnie-the-Pooh (Christopher Robin), The Jungle Book (Mowgli), Shakespeare in Love (Webster), Where Butterflies Go in the Winter (Lil’ Lou). Aurora Theatre: Children of Eden (Young Cain). Theatrical Outfit: We the Village (Redd). Serenbe Playhouse: Shenandoah (Gabriel). Film/TV: The Skeleton’s Compass, 19:17 to Paris, Teenage Wasteland, Kidstuf. Off- tage Caleb is an honor student that enjoys skateboarding and filmmaking. Caleb thanks his friends, family, and the Alliance for their never-ending support. Much love and special thanks to Leora and Jody. www. calebbaumann.com

JAKE BERNE (US Matthew Watkins/Young Scrooge/Peter Cratchit/ Fred/Dick Wilkins/ Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at The Alliance Theatre! He recently appeared at the Alliance in Data (Jonah) after being a part of the Kennedy Center workshop in 2020. Select regional credits: Skintight (Actor’s Express), Refugee (Florida Repertory Theatre, World Premiere), and Romeo and Juliet (Florida Repertory Theatre). He is grateful to work with a cast and creative team he admires so much. Many thanks to everyone at the Alliance for this opportunity. With all his love to FWAJJ. @jakeberne BETH BEYER (US Caroler/ Ghost of Christmas Past/ Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig/ Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Alliance debut!! Regional Favorites: Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain (Walnut Street Theatre – Barrymore nomination & Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Pam in The Full Monty (North


22 | encore Shore Music Theatre & Pittsburgh CLO – with Sally Struthers); Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone (Original Broadway Workshop – Dodger Stages); Miss Shingle in A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Mrs. Brill in Mary Poppins (City Springs Theatre Company); Adelaide in Guys & Dolls (Lone Tree Arts Center & Jennie T. Anderson Theatre); The Witch in Into the Woods (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse – Denver True West Award); Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Maine State Music Theatre); Nellie Forbush in South Pacifi (Country Dinner Playhouse); Ilona Ritter in She Loves Me (Candlelight Dinner Playhouse); Elsa Schrader in The Sound of Music (Asian Tour with Marie Osmond). Happy Holidays! MAGGIE BIRGEL (Martha Cratchit/Belle/Peg/US Fan/Alice/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Alliance Theatre debut. Other Atlanta Theatre credits include Our Town, The Laramie Project (Theatrical Outfit), Bullets Over Broadway, Calendar Girls (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Stage Door Players), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Pete the Cat, Stellaluna (Center for Puppetry Arts), Nell Gwynn, Strait of Gibraltar, Fancy Nancy (Synchronicity), Enchanted April (Weird Sisters), Damn Yankees (Theatre Buford), Madeline’s Christmas (Horizon). Alex and Leon, this one’s for you! CHLOE GIA BREMER (Tiny Tim Cratchit/Child Fred/Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of A Christmas Carol with the Alliance Theatre. Chloe started acting when she attended a local theater production of The Little Mermaid and she hasn’t stopped ever since. Chloe has been in productions of The Music Man Jr., Annie Jr., Frozen Jr., and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Jr. She also performed in Horizon Theater’s Madeline’s Christmas in 2019. Chloe loves singing, acting, and crafting every day. She also enjoys swimming, playing volleyball, and alliancetheatre.org | @alliancetheatre

spending time with friends. Chloe would like to thank her family, Janet Chadwick, Spring Mason, and the entire Alliance Theatre team, cast, and crew! Also, a big thank you to Greyson Chadwick for her invaluable advice, instruction, and support! CHASE BYRD (US Caroler/Mr. Pritchitt/Bob Cratchit/Ghost of Christmas Present/ Ensemble) is originally from Franklin, NC, and received his MFA from the University of Southern Mississippi. After graduating, Chase moved to Philadelphia where he worked on stage and as a dialectician and voice coach with many professional and educational theatre companies. He is a proud company member of Curio Theatre Company in West Philly. Favorite roles include John Wilkes Booth (Assassins), Edgar (King Lear), Chris (All My Sons), Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Bonhoeffer’s Cost), and being a part of the world-premiere musical based on Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes with Delaware Theatre Company. This is Chase’s fir t production since relocating to Atlanta and the onset of the pandemic, and he couldn’t be more thrilled to be back on stage and working with the incredible Alliance Theatre! As always, for Mom. www.chasebyrd.com LENA CASTRO (Wyatt Cratchit/Schoolboy 1/ Ensemble) is delighted to be a part of the Alliance Theatre in this year’s production of A Christmas Carol. Recent credits include Sit-In, A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre) and Madeline’s Christmas (Horizon Theatre); she has also participated in Alliance Theatre workshops and the Atlanta Children’s Theatre. In addition to acting, Lena enjoys playing softball and orchestra at DT Howard Middle School and has participated in the Statewide Honors Chorus. She is proficient in piano h ving received an achievement award for piano from the Decatur Music Teachers Association.


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Lena appreciates all the love and support of her family and friends. CALEB CLARK (Fred/ Young Scrooge/ Ensemble/US Ebenezer Scrooge) is profoundly honored and proud to be making his Alliance stage-debut (and his Atlanta debut!) with the best adaptation of A Christmas Carol that he has ever read. He resides with his person, Rhyn (who happens to be playing Ghost of Christmas Past), and their tiny dog Sadie, and he spends his time writing hiphoperas, making pretentious coffee, and watching “Ted Lasso.” Being back in the theatre feels like coming home after being banished for over a year. I’m finally back in my house of worship. Thank you so much to all who helped make that possible. Previous Roles include: Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Flint Rep); Chris Keller in All My Sons (Studio 208); Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Haemon in Antigone (American Shakespeare Center); Walker/Ned in Three Days of Rain (The Vault). JAMES ARTHUR DOUGLAS (US Caroler/ Jacob Marley/Tom Watkins/Mr. Fezziwig/ Topper/Ensemble) is thrilled to make his Alliance Theatre debut! Select Atlanta Credits include Herr Zeller in The Sound of Music under the direction of Tony Award Winner Shuler Hensley and Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville (The Atlanta Opera Studio Tour). Select NYC and Regional Credits include The Beast in Prather Production’s Beauty and the Beast (Broadway World Regional Theater Award for Best Actor), Cliff B adshaw in Cabaret (White Plains Performing Arts Center), Kristen Chenoweth’s My Love Letter to Broadway (Lunt-Fontanne Theater). Film: supporting roles in Vanity Vixens and Pinky Promise. James is a Georgia native home from NYC. When not acting, James runs a billboard company, enjoys fine oodworking, and

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can fly an airplan . Love to the fam. @jamesarthurdouglas www.jamesarthurdouglas.com MARISSA DUNSON (US Tiny Tim/Wyatt Cratchit/ Melinda Cratchit/Child Fred/Child Wilkins/Child Scrooge/Lamplighter’s Son/Choir Boy/Schoolboy 1/Want/Ignorance/ Ensemble) is honored to be a part of A Christmas Carol tradition this year with Alliance Theatre! Marissa trains with Deb Bowman (vocal/acting coach) and with Orbit Arts Academy as a member of their Junior Company. Favorite roles she has played include Orbit Arts Academy: Moana Jr. (Tamatoa), Disney’s Descendants (Guard, Ensemble), The Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch), Cinderella Kids (Cinderella). Marissa is thankful for her musical theatre teachers and coaches, family, friends, and school for all their support and encouragement which makes this opportunity possible. NEAL GHANT (Tom Watkins/Mr. Fezziwig/ Topper/Ensemble) is excited to once again join the Alliance for another wonderful year of A Christmas Carol. Alliance credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Native Guard, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Shakespeare’s R&J. Other regional credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Town, and One Man, Two Guvnors. Neal received Suzi Bass awards as best featured actor and best actor for his role in Race. Happy holidays to all! CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON (Mr. Pritchitt/ Ensemble/US Bob Cratchit) is honored to join the Alliance Theatre again where he was previously seen in productions of A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play, Seize the King, Temple Bombing, and Shakespeare in Love. Christopher has also performed on many stages locally and nationally. In Atlanta,


24 | encore he has been seen at Theatre Buford, 7 Stages, Horizon, Theater Emory, and the Aurora, among others. He is thankful to his family and friends for their unending support, and his wife for being awesome. Happy Holidays! CAITLIN HARGRAVES (Missy Watkins/Bess/ Mudge/Ensemble) is an American/Chilean actor, producer, and educator based in Atlanta. She received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MA from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Currently, Caitlin teaches acting courses as a faculty member at Emory University, is an executive producer of the SheATL Arts theater festival, and is a co-producing president of the film ompany Cafecito Productions. Favorite acting credits include: The Pitmen Painters (Theatrical Outfit), Electric Baby (Weird Sisters), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Texas Shakespeare Festival). Caitlin is thrilled to be making her Alliance Theatre debut and would like to thank her husband and family for their love and support. MARGARET IVEY (Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig/ Ensemble) is thrilled to be back in A Christmas Carol with this phenomenal company. Her Off Broadway credits include Measure for Measure (Epic Theatre Ensemble), Season 10 of The Fire This Time Festival, and workshops at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Ma-Yi Theatre Company, and Manhattan Theatre Club. Favorite regional credits include The Winter’s Tale (Alley Theatre), Jane Eyre (Cincinnati Playhouse and Milwaukee Rep), The Niceties and The Wedding Gift (Contemporary American Theatre Festival). Her TV/Film work includes “The Blacklist,” “Different Flowers,” “Madam Secretary,” and “Prodigal Son.” Margaret is based in New York, where she empowers student voices as an actor/director with Theatre For A New Audience and a teaching artist with Epic Theatre Ensemble. An Atlanta native, Margaret is grateful to be home for the alliancetheatre.org | @alliancetheatre

holidays. www.margaretivey.com CLARE LATHAM (Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble) is delighted to be back at the Alliance this season since working on the recent Kendeda productions of Data and 53% Of. An Atlanta native, until recently based in London. Two-time Off West End Award-nominee for major UK revivals of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and Doubt, A Parable (Southwark Playhouse). Select UK/Int’l theatre: My Name Is Rachel Corrie (Lebanon Premiere & Tour, Beirut); UK Premieres of Blue Surge and Don’t Smoke In Bed (Finborough Theatre), and Tennessee Williams’ Green Eyes (The Hotel Plays). Off-B oadway: Soho Rep’s Pulitzer Prize-winning production of Fairview (Theatre For A New Audience). Core Ensemble member of UK theatre company The Faction (Romeo and Juliet, The Talented Mr Ripley, Joan of Arc, Mörder, Strindberg’s Apartment). TV: “Mr Robot,” “Suspicion”. Training: NYU-Tisch (BFA); Drama Centre London (MA). Wishing everyone all the joy of the season. JESSI LITTLE (US Caroler/Ghost of Christmas Future/Martha Cratchit/Belle/Peg/ Ensemble) just finished understudying for the Alliance’s previous show Darlin’ Cory and is grateful to be back for Christmas. She is new to Atlanta, having moved from Seattle last year. Atlanta credits include: Lace Larrabee’s Stand Up Comedy class, Aurora Theatre Welcomes – A Cabaret, 48 Hour Film Project, and recurring entertainment at her beloved retirement communities. Her general public cabarets combine stand up, trivia, and music and have been performed in numerous states west of the Mississippi; next up Charlotte, NC (Feb. 2022). Favorite credits: Lizzie Darcy in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (New Village Arts, CA), u/s Siobhan & Voice 3 in The Curious Incident… (Village Theatre, WA), “Day by Day” in Godspell (Taproot Theatre, WA), Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (StageRight Theatre, WA), and singing



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the National Anthem at Fenway Park (Go Sox!). All is calm, all is bright. www.jessilittle.com IG: @jjessilittle RHYN MCLEMORE (Caroler/Ghost of Christmas Past/ Ensemble) is thrilled to be back with her Alliance fam, and she is over the MOON to be sharing the stage with her wonderful partner, Caleb Clark. Rhyn was most recently seen on the Coca-Cola stage as Mama Grace in Darlin’ Cory. Other Atlanta theatre includes: Ever After (Alliance Theatre); Fun Home, Stupid Fucking Bird, and Company (Actor’s Express); The Cake (Horizon Theatre); Safety Net (Theatrical Outfit); Dot (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company); The Bridges of Madison County and Split in Three (Aurora Theatre). Off-B oadway: Dot (The Billie Holiday Theatre); A World to Win (The York Theatre Company). Regional: Violet and The Crucible (Gallery Players); The Sound of Music (Sierra Repertory Theatre); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Our Town (West Virginia Public Theatre); The Crucible and The Comedy of Errors (North Carolina Shakespeare Festival). BFA, Carnegie Mellon University. Big love to my beautiful family. Wishing y’all abundance of joy, clarity, and peace in this beautiful season. www.rhynmclemore.com CHRISTOPHER L. MORGAN (Bob Cratchit/ Ensemble) is so grateful for this opportunity to return to the Alliance Theatre! Previously, Mr. Morgan portrayed Dan Coaker in Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and No Moe in Five Guys Named Moe on the main stage here at the Alliance. He made his Broadway debut in Kiss Me, Kate and has since expanded his experience to film and si com/reality/ hosting television. Love and thanks to family for it all. Merry Christmas!!!! MATTHEW MORRIS (Caroler/Jacob Marley/ Ensemble) is honored to be back at the Alliance for this brand new telling of A Christmas Carol.

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Regional credits include: Grantaire in Les Misérables, Pilate in Jesus Christ Superstar, Tom in The Thing About Men, Hugh Dorsey in Parade, Lieutenant Schrank in West Side Story, Professor Bhaer in Little Women, Gregor in Chess, and Geoff ey in A Lion in Winter, among others. Favorite Atlanta credits include Ensemble in Memphis, Ensemble in The Full Monty, and Ensemble in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Much love to his extraordinary wife, Jenna, and their adorable pup, Patches. Acts 2:15 LIZZIE PARK (Melinda Cratchit/Want/Child Wilkins/Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Alliance Theatre debut with A Christmas Carol! She recently moved back to Atlanta and previously has been in productions in Chicago and Nashville including Annie, Peter Pan, Wizard of Oz, and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Besides acting, dancing, and singing, Lizzie loves to play guitar, bake, play sports and find ways to make the world a better place. Lizzie would like to thank her family, Leora and the entire Alliance Theatre team, her fantastic cast members, Clifton Guterman, Park Krausen, Colette Todd, Actor’s Training Center and Catapult Acting Studios for helping her reach her goals. Enjoy the show! KEVIN QIAN (Peter Cratchit/Dick Wilkins/ Ensemble) is absolutely thrilled to make his debut onstage at the Alliance! An Atlanta native, Kevin graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in finan e and business, somehow finding his ay on stage thanks to the 2017 Actor’s Express Internship. Past notable Atlanta credits include: Maybe Happy Ending (Alliance Theatre), Nomad Motel (Horizon Theatre), Porcelain (Out Front Theatre), Dry Land (Atlanta Theatre Club), Vive La Fontaine (Theatre Du Reve). Currently he also serves as the Finance Director for Dad’s Garage Theatre Company. In his spare time, he likes making films and


28 | encore taking part in silly projects, with a passion for telling diverse stories in unique ways. His favorite word is yeet. Much love to his family, top knot squad, and the 2017 Intern Class! We out here, y’all. Insta: @kevin_qian_tho LYNDSAY RICKETSON (Caroler/Ghost of Christmas Future/ Ensemble) is delighted to be back with the Alliance this holiday season. Past Alliance appearances include Wizard of Oz, Shrek: the Musical, and Next to Normal. Other Atlanta credits: Camelot and Ragtime (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), A Year with Frog and Toad (Synchronicity), Smokey Joes Café and Kiss Me, Kate (Stage Door Players), Comedy of Tenors and Pump Boys and Dinettes (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Space!, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, and Peter Pan (Center for Puppetry Arts). Regional credits: Next to Normal (Geva Theatre) and A Chorus Line (Mill Mountain Theatre). Love always to my friends and family; you make life wonderful. Lowrey, you’re my favorite. IG @Lyndzrbrown ~ Discover your noblest dreams within the cathedral of your heart.~ ASIA ROGERS (Alice/ Fan/Ensemble) is delighted to be returning to the Alliance Theatre so soon after Darlin’ Cory. Her credits include Our Town and The Laramie Project (Theatrical Outfit); Pipeline (Horizon Theatre); Skeleton Crew (True Colors Theatre); Titanic (Serenbe Playhouse); A Christmas Carol and Damn Yankees (Theatre Buford); Dangerous Women (Weird Sisters Theatre Project); and The Jungle Book (Georgia Ensemble Theatre). Special thanks to her family and to her husband Nijel for all of their support! EUGENE H. RUSSELL, IV (Caroler/Ghost of Christmas Present/ Ensemble) is a proud Atlanta native and Tennessee State University alumnus. He excitedly alliancetheatre.org | @alliancetheatre

returns to the Alliance Theatre after the recent concert remount of Beautiful Blackbird, which featured his original music. Other regional theatre credits include East Texas Hotlinks and King Hedley II (True Colors Theatre Company); Five Guys Named Moe (Theatrical Outfit) Dutchman (Nebraska Repertory Theatre); Nell Gwynn (Synchronicity Theatre); and Before It Hits Home (St. Louis Black Rep), for which he received the prestigious Woodie King, Jr. Award. Film/TV appearances include Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners” and CBS’s “MacGyver” while his commercial credits include ads for Emory Healthcare and Proctor & Gamble. An accomplished musician/composer whose single “Brand New Day” can be found on all streaming platforms, Eugene IV wrote the music for the Alliance’s animated film Sit-In as ell as for their upcoming film, Curious Cardinal. “Plant something in life that will outlive you.” PARRIS SARTER (US Mrs. Cratchit/Missy Watkins/Bess/Mudge/ Ensemble) is happy to be at the Alliance Theatre this holiday season. She has worked extensively throughout the Atlanta area, some of which includes Eclipsed (Synchronicity), Angels in America Parts 1 & 2 and An Octoroon (Actor’s Express), The Revolutionists (7 Stages), and The Grown-Up and Doubt at Out of Box Theatre. She hopes that everyone enjoys the show and is able to celebrate the holidays in love and peace. Thank you for supporting live theatre! LEORA MORRIS (Director) Alliance: A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Ride the Cyclone, Winniethe-Pooh, Crossing Delancey, The Dancing Granny. Other directing credits include The Philosopher’s Wife (Toronto); Labour of Love (Olney Theatre Center); Spring Awakening the Musical (Connecticut College); Knives in Hens, Orphans (Coal Mine Theatre, Toronto); He Left Quietly


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(2014 SummerWorks Best Production Award, Toronto); Amy and the Orphans, Women Beware Women, King John, (Yale School of Drama); The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, love holds a lamp in this little room (Yale Cabaret). Awards Fellowships: Toronto’s 2012 Ken MacDougall Award, Yale Julian Milton Kaufman Prize in Directing, O’Neill/NNPN National Directing Fellow, Alliance Yale Directing Fellow. Leora was recently shortlisted for the international 2020 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Prize. Leora is currently an assistant professor in Directing and Acting at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. MFA Directing - Yale School of Drama. www.leoramorris.com DAVID H. BELL (Adaptor) was the Artistic Director of the Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC, and Associate Artistic Director to Kenny Leon at the Alliance Theatre. He is currently the Artistic Director of the American Music Theatre Project and Director of the Music Theatre Program at Northwestern University. As director, choreographer, or author, David has received 45 Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award nominations (winning 11), fi e Carbonell nominations, the Dramalogue Award, and the Helen Hayes Award. His musical, Hot Mikado (book, additional lyrics) was nominated for the Olivier Award. David has written and directed Cowboys and Lawyers (Goodspeed Opera House) and The Good War (Northlight Theatre) and Die Schone und das Biest (European Tour). He directed the world premieres of Murder for Two (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), HERO (Marriott Theatre, Asolo Rep), and Elmer Gantry (Ford’s Theatre). David collaborated with Northwestern University and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland presenting a pair of new musicals in 2017 titled Atlantic for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a second pair in 2018 called Legacy. CHARLES DICKENS (Book) was a British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator and social commentator who wrote such beloved classic novels as Oliver

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Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A ale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. Dickens is remembered as one of the most important and influential writers of the 19th century. Among his accomplishments, he has been lauded for providing a stark portrait of the Victorian-era underclass, helping to bring about social change. TODD ROSENTHAL (Scenic Design) is a Chicago-based set designer and educator. Broadway credits include: August: Osage County (Tony Award), The Motherfucker with the Hat (Outer Critic’s Circle nomination and Tony nomination), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony for Best Revival), Of Mice and Men (filmed by National Theatre Live). Select Off Broadway: Red Light Winter (Barrow Street), Domesticated (Lincoln Center), and The Qualms (Playwrights Horizons). International credits include: Madama Butterfl (Irish National Opera, Dublin/ Cork), Nice Fish (London’s West End). Regional work includes Steppenwolf Theatre Company (over 30 productions), Goodman Theatre (Artistic Partner), Guthrie Theatre, American Repertory Theatre, and La Jolla Playhouse. He has received the Laurence Olivier Award (fir t American set designer), the Helen Hayes Award, the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration, and has been nominated for four American Theater Wing Henry Hewes Design Awards. Todd is a Full Professor at Northwestern University and a graduate of the Yale Drama School. MARIANN VERHEYEN (Costume Designer) has been designing for the Alliance since 1987 for shows including Good People; August: Osage County; Avenue X (Suzi nomination); August Wilson Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf; Intimate Apparel (Suzi winner, 2005/06); Day of the Kings; Light Up the Sky. New York credits: Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, Everybody’s Ruby (Audelco Award nomination), numerous off Broadway productions, and 10 years of commercial styling. Regionally, her work has been seen at Ford’s, Huntington, and Studio Arena theaters; Missouri Rep; and


30 | encore the Chicago, Alabama, Oregon, and Colorado Shakespeare festivals. She has designed costumes for Disney Cruise Lines, Disney World’s Animal Kingdom, SeaWorld San Antonio, and Viking Cruise Lines. Mariann has received design awards in New York City, Chicago, Boston, and Atlanta. She leads the costume design program at Boston University College of Fine Arts’ School of Theater. GREG HOFMANN (Lighting Designer) Previous Alliance Theatre Designs: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Ride the Cyclone [Suzie Award Recipient]. Additional selected designs: Ride the Cyclone (MCC Theater); Nell Gwynn, Peter Pan, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Ride the Cyclone, Road Show (Chicago Shakespeare), Ride the Cyclone (ACT Seattle), Man Of Destiny (American Players Theatre); Kinky Boots, Secret of My Success, Wizard of Oz, Elf, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia!, Hairspray, Oklahoma!, Tommy [Jeff ward Recipient], Mary Poppins, Annie, 42nd Street (Paramount Theatre); Rock of Ages, The Game’s Afoot, Les Misérables, Oliver! (Drury Lane); Lewiston/Clarkston, The Niceties, Marjorie Prime, Outside Mullingar, Silent Sky (Forward Theatre); A Loss of Roses, Vieux Carre (Raven Theatre). Greg has also designed over seventy productions for Cedar Fair amusement parks across the country, including Cedar Point’s Celebrate 150 Spectacular. More information at www.hofmannlightingdesign.com. CLAY BENNING (Sound Design) is the Resident Sound Designer for the Alliance Theatre and has designed more than 150 productions in his career, with over 100 for the Alliance. Recent works for the Alliance include Darlin’ Cory, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Small Mouth Sounds, and Max Makes A Million. Other design work has included Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, G va Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: Seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 16 nominations. He is a graduate of

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Presbyterian College (BA), North Carolina School of the Arts (MFA) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA. KENDALL SIMPSON (Composer/Adaptor/ Orchestrator) composes music for theater, dance, film and the concert stage. The majority of his theatrical work has been with the Alliance Theatre, where he has collaborated with renowned directors such as Lynne Meadow, Kimberly Senior, Judith Ivey, Laura Kepley, and many others. His compositions have also been showcased at other theaters, including Baltimore’s Center Stage, Theatrical Outfit and Theater Emory. An award-winning composer, his music has been honored with three Suzi Bass Awards. Kendall currently serves as music director for the dance department at Emory University, where he works as composer and accompanist. He has written and arranged dance pieces for Emory Dance Company with choreographers Greg Catellier, George Staib and Sarah Hillmer, among many others. Kendall’s work has also been featured on the concert stage, with compositions performed by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Dekalb Symphony Orchestra and the Vega String Quartet. GREG MATTESON (Music Director) is a pianist, music director, and arranger/ composer. He has had the pleasure of working with the Alliance Theatre on a number of productions, including Ride the Cyclone (Music Director & Conductor/Pianist), Maybe Happy Ending (Assoc. Music Director), and Max Makes a Million (Copyist & Transcriptionist). Most recently, Greg worked on City Springs Theatre’s production of The Sound of Music (Keyboard). Greg is currently an Artist Affil te in Piano at Emory University and Adjunct Faculty at Kennesaw State University, and music directs at other institutions including Georgia State University, Clayton State University, and the Atlanta Jewish Academy. He is an active vocal coach, private instructor, collaborative pianist, and chamber recitalist, and regularly performs in and around Atlanta. His award-winning arrangements and


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compositions have been featured in a variety of contexts from choirs and wind ensembles to video game soundtracks. Thank you to all the wonderful and dedicated people on this production who made the long journey to the stage so worth it. www.gregmatteson.com TOM LEE (Lead Puppetry Design) is a puppet artist, designer and director from Hawai’i. He began his career at New York’s La MaMa Experimental Theater. Lee’s work explores Asian puppetry forms, miniatures and performing objects with the language of film and animation. His collaboration with Japanese master puppeteer Koryu Nishikawa V, Shank’s Mare has toured the U.S., Japan and France and won the 2016 Arlyn Award for Outstanding Puppet Theater Design. He designed puppetry for the stage adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s The Wind Up Bird Chronicle. Lee was a puppeteer in the original Tony Award winning Broadway cast of War Horse and has performed with the Metropolitan Opera (Madama Butterfl ), Lyric Opera of Chicago (Queen of Spades), New York Philharmonic Orchestra (Petrushka), Dan Hurlin (Hiroshima Maiden, Disfarmer, Demolishing Everything with Amazing Speed). Lee is co-director of the Chicago Puppet Studio and Chicago Puppet Lab. www.tomleeprojects.com BLAIR THOMAS (Puppetry Design) is Founder and Director of Blair Thomas & Co. and the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. His productions have twice earned the highest honor in the medium, the UNIMA Excellence in Puppetry Award. He has received the Puppeteers of America Award, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award, and several Jefferson Citations. On faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago since 1991, Thomas also held the fir t-ever Jim Henson Artistin- Residence position at University of Maryland, College Park. For three decades, Thomas has contributed to the Chicago theater scene as an actor, director, puppeteer, designer, curator,

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and educator, securing his status as “Chicago’s unofficial pupp eer-general” (TimeOut). He serves on the Board of Directors at the Henson Foundation and the UNIMA Commission for International Festivals. The biennial Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival spans 12 days and dozens of Chicago venues, sharing 100+ puppetry activities with over 14,000 guests. CHICAGO PUPPET STUDIO (Puppetry Design) is the design and fabrication wing of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and is codirected by Blair Thomas and Tom Lee. The studio has designed puppetry for multiple projects at Lookingglass Theatre including Mary Zimmerman’s Steadfast Tin Soldier (2019 Jeff ward), Pinocchio for the House Theatre, and shadow puppetry for the independent film Monuments. Chicago Puppet Studio created the puppetry and sets for Vancouver, a puppet film y Ralph Peńa and New York’s Ma-Yi Theater Company. The studio offers professional level training and classes at their workshop in the Fine Arts Building Chicago. www.chicagopuppetfest.org D2 FLYING EFFECTS (Flying Effects) was founded in 2009 by Delbert Hall and Sam Fisher with offices in Maryland and Tennessee. Co-founder Delbert Hall has over 35 years of experience flying per ormers. Delbert is an ETCP Certified Rigger and rainer and professor of theatre at East Tennessee State University. Sam Fisher, Cofounder of D2 and CEO of PointWright Entertainment Rigging Specialists, has been flying per ormers since 1999. With the acquisition of D2 Flying Effects, PointWright has added a full service production department, from performer rigging to stage automation effects. JODY FELDMAN (Casting) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the Assistant General Manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Feldman started her career at the Alliance as Casting Director in 1991 and added


34 | encore Producer to her title and responsibilities in 2001. She has cast and produced more than 200 productions at the Alliance, encompassing a range of world premieres that includes The Last Night of Ballyhoo, What I Learned in Paris, Broke, Troubadour, In the Red and Brown Water, and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting; Aida; The Color Purple; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring It On: The Musical; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; Harmony, A New Musical and The Prom. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection. LIZ CAMPBELL (Stage Manager; she/her) Recent Alliance credits include: Working: The Musical, A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Max Makes a Million, The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Carol, Winnie the Pooh, The Jungle Book, Cinderella and Fella, Ugly Lies the Bone, Pancakes, Pancakes!, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Knuffle Bu y: A Cautionary Musical, James and the Giant Peach. Other local credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone, Camelot, The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Ragtime (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Book of Will and It’s a Wonderful Life (Theatrical Outfit). She has been the Stage Manager for the GHSMTA (Shuler Awards) since 2015. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Co-founder of Atlanta Theatre Artists for Justice. Love to Ali and Maggie. Happy Holidays to all! SHAINA PIERCE (Assistant Stage Manager) is the Alliance Theatre’s Inaugural Recipient of the Stage Management Fellowship. She is a recent graduate of The University of Alabama with a MFA degree in stage management. Shaina stage managed The Merchant of Venice, Legally Blonde, and Intimate Apparell at The University of Alabama. She has also

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stage managed Cinderella and A Comedy of Errors at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Some of her other credits include The Last Five Years at the Cloverdale Playhouse and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Disney’s The Little Mermaid at The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Shaina wants to thank her family and loved ones for their continued support and doing all they can to help her continue to do art. Thank you to the Alliance Theatre and Roll Tide! SKYLAR BURKS (Assistant Stage Manager) is the Resident Stage Manager at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Alliance credits include: Small Mouth Sounds, Ghost, Ride the Cyclone, Ever After, Knead, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Christmas Carol, Native Guard, The Dancing Granny, Slur, and Moby Dick. Atlanta Opera credits include: Sweeney Todd, Out of Darkness: Two Remain, and The Abduction from the Seraglio. Skylar received a BFA in Stage Management from Boston University and is the proud co-founder of Atlanta Theatre Artists for Justice. She is forever grateful to her friends and family for their continued love and support. www.atltheatre4justice.com ANNA BARANSKI (Assistant Stage Manager) is happy to be making her Alliance Theatre debut. Anna was a seasonal stage manager with the Dallas Theater Center (2009-2020). She has enjoyed stage managing at the following select theaters: Arena Stage, Triad Stage, Musical Theater West, Circle Theater, Texas Shakespeare Festival, and Second Thought Theatre. Anna is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, with an MFA in Stage Management, and completed her professional internship at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. www.annabaranski. com @dinosaur.stage.manager SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project, the Kendeda Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, and commercial partnerships on such projects as The Prom; Tuck Everlasting;


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Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. She has directed nationally at the Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern Universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. Booth’s leadership is underwritten by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, an initiative to support and promote women’s theater leadership funded by The Helen Gurley Brown Foundation. She is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. MIKE SCHLEIFER (Managing Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2014 as General Manager, and in 2016 became Managing Director. Schleifer has led the

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administrative team on more than 50 productions and was one of the architects of the “On the Road” season, in which the Alliance produced 12 shows at 12 venues. He started the Alliance’s Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee and serves on the League of Resident Theatre’s Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Initiative. Previously, he spent 13 years at Baltimore’s Center Stage, working as Associate Producer, Production Manager and Resident Stage Manager. While in Baltimore, he spent seven years as an adjunct faculty member at Towson University and guest lectured all over the East Coast. He began his career as a Stage Manager and has dozens of stage-management credits in New York and regionally. He is married to theater director and educator Laura Hackman and is the proud father of two boys, Jack and Ben.

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yourstoryyourstage 36 | sectionName Generations Together is dedicated to serving children raised in kinship families. Did you know that 319,766 children in the state of Georgia, age 18 and under, live in homes where the heads of households are grandparents or other relative kin - aunts, uncles, older siblings? Regardless of their personal circumstances and without hesitation, they have assumed the responsibility of raising a child or children because the birth parents are unable or unwilling to do so. These newly formed families will face many challenges like providing for the expanded family’s basic needs while on a fixed income, as well as health and aging issues. The children may be traumatized, developmentally challenged, have academic difficulties, exhibit low self- esteem, and unable to adequately communicate with others. Regardless of circumstances, experts agree that children thrive when they are in the care of a relative rather than a non-relative in the foster care system. They have more stability, a sense of belonging, and feel safe and loved. Caring for an unexpected expanded household can cause anxiety and stress, and push families toward poverty. There are additional expenses for food, larger housing, medical and childcare, household emergencies, and transportation needs. Access to many public benefits and income supports are not readily available to these families. Generations Together, Inc. was incorporated in 2019 as a section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to provide support and services to grand/kinship families. The organization provides a community where kinship families are empowered to provide a loving, safe, secure, and nurturing home for the children in their care so that they can achieve positive long-term outcomes in their lives. In fulfilling our mission, we provide services such as: Monthly empowerment meetings for caregivers, bi-monthly food pop-up markets, household supplies boxes, case management services, information and training, legal guidance and counseling, clothes and school supplies for the children, Thanksgiving dinner feast boxes, Angel Tree gifts for children, and kinship month breakfast celebration for the caregivers. Visit generations-together.com or scan the QR code on the right for more info. — Karen Gillespie, Executive Director

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SYNOPSIS While the whole world celebrates the holiday season, Ebenezer Scrooge prefers to remain secret, self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. But this Christmas, he can’t! Scrooge’s old boss, Jacob Marley, sends three ghosts to take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present, and future that transforms his sense of purpose and interconnectedness. On this once-in-a-lifetime trip, Scrooge finds there’s more to life than being safe, secure, and wealthy, rediscovering his desire to play, connect, and celebrate with everyone, from his employee Bob Cratchit to the Christmas carolers outside his window.

GET SOCIAL Connect with us and other audience members on your Alliance experience. Share your comments and photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with hashtags #AChristmasCarol and #AnAllianceTheatreChristmas. Plus, search your social media platforms with those hashtags for fun, behind-thescenes photos from our cast, crew and creative team. alliancetheatre.org alliancetheatre alliancetheatre alliancetheatre alliancetheatre

Do you appreciate live theatre, enjoy meeting new people and trying new things? If so, then get involved with one of the largest volunteer forces in the arts. The Alliance Theatre volunteer STARS program offers a wid e range of opportunities, which includ es ad vocating for live theatre, ushering for Alliance productions, participating in and staffi fund raising & hospitality events, and assisting Alliance staff members with daily office tasks. STARS is composed of three committees working together on fund -saving and fund raising projects to benefit the theatre. The three committees are the Theatre Ad vocates, the Theatre Ed ucators, and the Theatre Ushers. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact ATushers@alliancetheatre.org.


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ABOUT THE ALLIANCE THEATRE Found ed in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the lead ing prod ucing theatre in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance receivedthe Regional Theatre Tony Award® for sustained excellence in programming, education, and community engagement. In January 2019, the Alliance opened its new, stateof-the-art performance space, The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre. Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 116 prod uctions includ ing nine that have transferred to Broadway. The Alliance education department reaches 90,000 students annually through performances, classes, camps, and in-school initiatives d esigned to support teachers and enhance stud ent learning. The Alliance Theatre values community, curiosity, collaboration, and excellence, and is dedicated to representing Atlanta’s diverse community with the stories we tell, the artists, staff, and lead ership we employ, and aud iences we serve. www.alliancetheatre.org.

OUR MISSION To expand hearts and minds onstage and off. OUR VISION Making Atlanta more connected, curious, and compassionate through theatre and arts education. LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT In the sincerest efforts to gain further understanding of the history that has brought us to reside on this land and to accept the knowledge that colonialism is a current and ongoing process under which we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation, we hereby acknowledge this native land of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

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boardofdirectors

OFFICERS Chair Jocelyn J. Hunter Immediate Past Chair Lila Hertz Secretary E. Kendrick Smith Treasurer LeighAnn Costley Ex-Offici Hala Moddelmog LIFETIME DIRECTORS Rita Anderson Ken Bernhardt Frank Chew Ann Cramer Linda Davidson Laura Hardman Hays Mershon Richard S. Myrick Helen Smith Price Helen Regenstein Bob Reiser Jane Shivers Ben White BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kristin R. Adams James Anderson Alba C. Baylin Kenny Blank Brittany Boals Moeller Terri Bonoff Matthew Bower Laura Brightwell Jeff ey S. Cashdan Steve Chaddick Miles Cook LeighAnn Costley Joe Crowley Alison Danaceau Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs Howard Feinsand Andrea Freeman Richard Goerss Lila Hertz

Jocelyn J. Hunter Malvika Jhangiani Anne Kaiser John Keller Andjela Kessler Lauren Kiefer Jim Kilberg Jesse Killings Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Carrie Kurlander Allegra Lawrence-Hardy Nichelle Hughley Mayberry Jean Ann McCarthy Alan McKeon Alan McKnight Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog Phil Moïse Maureen Morrison Shareka Nelson Allison O’Kelly Victoria Palefsky Paul Pendergrass Jamal Powell Asif Ramji Danielle Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser Matthew Richburg Robyn Roberts Maurice Rosenbaum Kerri Sauer Steve Selig Mital Shah Bill Sleeper H. Bronson Smith E. Kendrick Smith Chandra Stephens-Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker Rosemarie Thurston Dana Weeks Ugwonali Benny Varzi Rebekah Wasserman Glenn Weiss Cynthia Widner Wall Todd Zeldin

ADVISORY BOARD Advisory Board Co-Chair Laura Hardman Advisory Board Co-Chair Phil H. Moïse Chris Ahrenkiel Kim Ajy Rene Alegria Charmaine Alexander Joe Alterman Jonathan Arogeti Carrie Ashbee Farideh Azadi Kelli Bennett Jericho Brown Merry Hunter Caudle Farah Clerveau Elizabeth Cooper Gail Crowder Tallia Deljou Anjali Enjeti Jason Feldman Rev. Everett Flanigan Nathan Flint Mary Beth Flournoy Jennifer Foster Karen Foster Lula Gilliam Shauna Grovell Laura Hardman Wendy Heckelman Jason Hoch Elizabeth Hollister Zenith Houston Jim Issa Debby Kelly Robin Kendric Triplett Helen Kim Ho Quinn Leoni Joyce Gist Lewis Andra London Indira Londono Theo Lowe Monica McLary Jaime McQuilkin Jenna Measroch Nishant Mehta Phil H. Moïse

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Victoria Necessary Andisheh Nouraee Ade Oguntoye Aixa Pascual Shirley Powell Nancy C. Prager Shannon Price Alexis Rainey Kristin Ray Kat Reynolds Kirk Rich Ryan Roemerman Fred Roselli Kyle Rossilli Amanda Shailendra Pastor Beverly Brown Shaw Dan Moss Silverboard Christie Sithiphone Charles Stephens Brian Stoltz Maria Storts Velma C. Tilley Kathy Gillespie Tomajko Ronald J. Tomajko Hilda Tompkins Roxanne Varzi Stuart Wilkinson VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP PRESIDENT, STARS Andjela Kessler Chairman, Theater Advocates Judy Feldstein Susan Stiefel Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Edwina Sellan Chairman, Hospitality Susan Stiefel


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Alliance Sponsors are businesses, corporations, and institutions that have supported the work of the Alliance Theatre. We thank them for their generosity and support.

$1 Million +

$50,000+

The Coca-Cola Company

Chick-fil A Foundation Rhonda and Dan Cathy R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Edgerton Foundation Fulton County Board of Commissioners Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. King & Spalding Northside Hospital WestRock

$500,000+ Lettie Pate Evans Foundation

$250,000+ Anonymous The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation WarnerMedia & AT&T Foundation The Goizueta Foundation Helen Gurley Brown Foundation The Home Depot Foundation

$100,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation Charles Loridans Foundation Delta Air Lines, Inc. Georgia Natural Gas Invesco QQQ The Kendeda Fund PNC Shubert Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust The David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund The Rich Foundation The Zeist Foundation

$25,000+ Alston & Bird Camp-Younts Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia-Pacifi The Imlay Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust The Princess Grace Foundation, USA Rotary Education Foundation of Atlanta United Distributors William Randolph Hearst Foundations

Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation Cartoon Network CNP Disney Publishing Do a Good Day Foundation Eversheds Sutherland Frances Wood Wilson Foundation George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta John and Mary Franklin Foundation Jones Day Kile’s Beautiful Mind Foundation The Johnny Mercer Foundation Macy’s Osiason Educational Foundation South Arts Theatre Forward Worldpay US, Inc.

$5,000+ Anonymous Augustine Foundation Lexus Mary Wilmer Covey Charitable Trust

$10,000+ AEC Trust Anonymous Aon Cancer Treatment Centers of America

By attend ing our theater, you have mad e a powerful statement about how important the arts are to you. Make another statement of support louder than any standing ovation. Visit alliancetheatre.org and click on Donate. alliancetheatre.org | @alliancetheatre


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Presenting Production Sponsor

Family Series Sponsor

Alliance Series Sponsor

Official Hotel

Official Research Partner

government

Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners

This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency the National Endowment for the Arts.

Major support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.


42 | annualfund Ind ivid ual, found ation, and corporate d onors contribute more than $8 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and ed ucational programming to our community. We are d eeply grateful for your support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/ donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund from January 1, 2020 – October 7, 2021.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $100,000+ Sarah & Jim Kennedy Spotlight $50,000+ Antinori Foundation Kathy* & Ken Bernhardt Nancy & Kenny Blank Ms. Stephanie Blank & Mr. David Williams Ann & Jeff Cramer The Frances & Beverly DuBose Foundation, Inc Katie & Reade Fahs David & Carolyn Gould Doug & Lila Hertz Anne & Mark Kaiser Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Bob & Margaret Reiser Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Roxanne & Jeffrey Cashdan Barbara & Steve Chaddick Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Doris & Matthew Geller Mary Jane & David Kirkpatrick Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler

Chairman’s Circle $25,000+ Anonymous Farideh & Al Azadi Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Ms. Alison Danaceau & Mr. Tim McKinley Phil & Caroline Moïse Victoria & Howard Palefsky Patty & Doug Reid Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Ms. Mital Shah Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Tim & Maria Tassopoulos Rosemarie & David Thurston Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Amy & Todd Zeldin Leadership Circle $15,000+ Ms. Kristin Adams Alba C. Baylin Natalie & Matthew Bernstein Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Judge JoAnn Bowens Martha & Toby Brooks Miles & Nicole Cook Ellen & Howard Feinsand Marsha & Richard Goerss

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Kim & Ted Greene Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Ivester Boland & Andrea Lee Jones Mr. Charles R. Kowal Jane & J. Hicks Lanier Mr. & Mrs. Barry McCarthy Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Mr. & Mrs. O’Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts Lynne & Steve Steindel Mr. & Mrs. Art Waldrop Ramona & Ben White Suzy Wilner Director’s Circle $10,000+ James Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher The Balloun Family Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Terri Bonoff & atthew Knopf CNP Ezra Cohen Charitable Fund LeighAnn & Chad Costley Ann & Jim Curry Marcia & John Donnell Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette John C. Keller Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Lori & James Kilberg


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Carrie & Brian Kurlander Dr. & Mrs. John Lee Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Debbie & Lon Neese Paul Pendergrass & Margaret Baldwin Tiffany & Jamal Powell Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Matt Richburg Mr. George Russell, Jr. & Mrs. Faye SampsonRussell Linda & Mark Silberman Margarita & William Sleeper Charlita Stephens-Walker & Delores Stephens In honor of Carol Jones Maria-Ruth Storts Rebekah & Mark Wasserman The Zaban Foundation BENEFACTORS $5,000+ The Asher Family Foundation Lisa & Joe Bankoff Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Brian & Jennifer Boutte Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Dorothy & Franklin Chandler Rita & Ralph Connell Brad Currey Linda & Gene Davidson Diane Durgin Eve Joy Eckardt Heidi & David Geller Karen & Andrew Ghertner Ariana L. Hargrave Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Tad & Janin Hutcheson Jason & Laurie Jeffay Kristie L. Madara Melanie & S. Alan McKnight, Jr. Burrelle Meeks Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Joan Netzel & John

Gronwall Helen & John Parker Tonya & Steve Paro Sam & Barbara Pettway Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Radow Dr. Denise Raynor Sharon & David Schachter Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Susan & Alan* Stiefel Leslie Taylor & David Pratt Kathy & Ron Tomajko $2,500+ Mr. & Mrs. George Ajy Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Anonymous Ellen Arnovitz Lynn & John Ayers The Brill Family Charitable Trust Andrew Childers Melodie H. Clayton Susan & Ed Croft Mr. Joe Crowley & Mr. Phil Mack Kathy & Jason Evans Mr. & Mrs. David Felfoldi Wendie & Andrew Fisher Andrea and Jerry Freeman Mr. David F. Golden Lynn Goldowski & Sam Schwartz Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman Dr. Wendy Heckelman Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Henry & Etta Raye Hirsch Heritage Foundation Mr. James Kieffer Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy & Valerie Haughton Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. Armond R. Perkins Ms. Margaret Petersen Ms. Kristin L. Ray Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Mr. Ronald Russell & Mr. Tommy Russell Jane & Rein Saral Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III

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Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Jim & Janie Stratigos Dr. and Mrs. Harry Strothers Judith & Mark Taylor G. Scott Thompson & Caitlin Way Stan & Velma Tilley Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Weiss $1,500+ AEB Foundation Anonymous Mr. George T. Baker Candace & Jeff ell Mark & Pam Bell Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush The Robert S. Elster Foundation Tim & Tina Eyerly Paul & Barbara Flexner and Family Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Melissa Hudlow Jason Kahn Andjela and Michael Kessler Dr. William A. Kiser David L. Kuniansky Jennifer Manning Penelope & Raymond McPhee Dori & Jack Miller Clair & Thomas Muller Peg Petersen Wade Rakes & Nicholas Miller Helen M. Regenstein Ms. Donna Schwartz Jane E. Shivers Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Ms. Avril Vignos Ms. Kathy Waller & Mr. Kenny Goggins Ms. Cathy Weil Kim Boldthen & Carolyn Wheeler William & Nancy Yang Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Young


44 | encore PATRONS $1,000+ Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Suzanne & Rob Boas Mr. W. Imara Canady Frank & Mary Anne Chew Mr. Kevin Clift & Mr. Michael Yochelson David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin Gail Crowder Kristin Garbarino George T. Baker Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Giornelli Mr. Jonathan Grunberg & Ms. Lauren Linder Ms. Joy Hambrick Ms. Jo Ann Hayden-Miller Drs. Cathie & Hugh Hudson Jabian Consulting Mrs. & Mr. Donna R. Kallman Thomas & Constance Kinnear Mr. & Mrs. Loren Koch Sheri & Steve Labovitz Sarah Latif Marcia & Paul Meis Hala & Steve Moddelmog Amsi Morales-Owens Vicki & Steve Morris Scott Pearson Rebecca Pogue Lois & Don Reitzes Mr. & Mrs. Chris Rozell Mr. & Mrs. David W. Scheible Dr. David Scott Ms. Janet F. Smith Jennifer Smith & Alissa Atkins Ms. Martha Solano Karen & Alex Stickney Jenny Streeter Eric C. Tiegel John & Bunny Underwood Kiki Wilson Lynne Winship

$500+ Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Abes Anonymous Atlanta Workshop Players Mr. and Mrs. John Bauer Patricia Bigazzi Bonfire Funds, Inc. Mr. George Boyd Dr. Deloris Bryant-Booker Michelle Burdick Mr. Brandon Bush Karen and Harold Carney William M. Carroll Ms. Sarah K. Chester & Mr. Jeff hester Barbara R. Christjohn C.O.C. Collective Fund Mrs. Kathy B. Colbenson & Mr. Peter D. Colbenson Colonna Family Ms. Tanya Counter Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. Cowart Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Gray & Marge Crouse Mr. Derrick Doose Dragon Army Desmond Drummer Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Mrs. Eleanor H. Finley Brenda Fleming Ms. Nathalie Fleury Marla Jane Franks, M.D. Homer S. French Christine & Andrew Fry Donna & Thomas Fullilove Betty F. Furst Mrs. Nancy S. Geller Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Gilner Judith & Robert Golomb Dr. Richard Goodjoin Katie Goodman Adam Greenwald Bryant Gresham Louise S. Gunn Mrs. Jo Ann Haden-Miller Mr. Alan H. Halpern Wynette Hammons Ms. Cathy D. Hampton Mr. Alfred Hanner Sarah Hawbecker & William Fuller

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James Hernandez Dr. & Mrs. David M. Hill Mr. & Mrs. George H. Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kalista Elena Kaplan Ms. Jacquel Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Susan & Ken Kincaid Lucy Kinnaird Ellen & Jim Landers Mr. Brian Latour Mr. Kevin Lyman & Dr. Jennifer Lyman Ms. Ellen B. Macht Ms. Jaime McQuilkin The Merkel Family In Memory of Amelia Cruz Stacia Minton Chris & Brittany Moses Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Drs. Sharon Neulinger & Richard Kaplan Mr. Denis Ng Dr. & Mrs. Stephen I. Oppenheimer Gracie Overcash Mr. Mark A. Pallansch Edward M. Panetta Steve M. Peck Sophia Brothers Peterman Mr. Thomas A. Peterman & Ms. Jeanne Bertolli Lori & Jonathan Peterson Jean & Marc Pickard Ms. Shannon L. Price Shannon Reichley Miss Lillie M. Robbins Mr. & Mrs. Bill Rogers Mrs. Peggy Rogers Barbara Schreiber Dr. Susan E. Shapiro Suzanne Shull Ms. Carol Smith Mrs. Jill Strickland Patricia & James Sykes Ed Tam Celia Till Robert Todd Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona Simmie Walker


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Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Caroline Waterson Brooke & Winston Weinmann Adrienne Whitehead Mr. Bruce Wilson Prof. & Mrs. Paul Root Wolpe Sherry Wright $250+ Alfred G. & Sarah H. Adams Thomas Anders Ilene Baker Eleanor Banister Mr. & Mrs. Jim N. Barnhart Michael & Mary Baron Mr. & Mrs. Herschel Beker Mr. & Mrs. Peter Benoit Ms. Mary Bergh Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Bernardino Betty Blondeau-Russell* Mr. & Mrs. Gerald A. Blonder Lee Buechele Ms. Mishelle Cirillo & Mr. Bryan Suttles Jamie Clements & Lance Owen Kenneth Collins Elizabeth Corrie Mr. & Mrs. Ben T. Counter Dr. Richard C. Dicker Enid & Jerry Draluck Alexandra & Charlotte Dretler Kip & Genia Duchon Elizabeth Etoll Mr. & Mrs. Edward Feldstein Amy Ferguson Judy and Stan Fineman Louise B. Franklin

Hudson Fund Nancy & Ronnie Galanti Ms. Mary B. Galardi Larmon R. Gervin Mrs. Anne Gillman Melinda S. Hamm Alan & Camille Harvey Stuart & Maria Harvey Joseph R. Hawkins Hegi Family Foundation Daniel Henning Ms. & Mr. Loretta Holmes Rebecca Jarvis Mr. Barnabas Kane Mr. & Mrs. Roger A. Key Ms. Mary Alice Kirkpatrick Ms. Edith V. Knowlton Mr. & Mrs. Steve Koonin Elizabeth Kosbab Megan Kurzius Mrs. Sarah L. Larson Mr. & Mrs. Darryl Lesure S. Jarvin Levison Karen Lightfoot Parker Lincoln Mrs. Casey B. Lybbert Judith Lyon & Ron Bloom Ms. Alison Main Lori Marshall Jennifer Mathews Mr. & Mrs. John M. Matthews Terry & Elaine McClean Sharon McCreery Kirkland McGhee Heather & Jim Michael Mr. & Mrs. Leo F. Mullin, Jr. Leonard Pallats Jay Patel Santiago Perez-Varela Ms. Kendrick Phillips Mr. & Mrs. James M. Poedonoti

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Joan Policastro Kathleen Presswala Scott Price Debra & Scott Pyron Jo Ann Regan Rishi Renjen Gloria J. Rodgers Mr. Howard Rowe Mr. & Mrs. Peter Savitz Dr. Debra F. Saxe Eric Schwartz Mr. Alexander Shulman Ben Simms Chaundra Smith Sherman & Lesa Smith Barry Spurlock Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth A. Strassner Straughn-Turner Mr. & Mrs. Micky Tate Charles Thompson Robert Thompson & John Stegall Ms. Rosanne Tricoles & Mr. Glenn Colville Christin Viola Ms. Andrea Volk Kaniaru Wacieni John T. & Patricia Walsh Amanda Watkins Scott Watson Mr. & Mrs. Napoleon A. Williams Sue S. Williams Joyce Smith Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Jim Wininger Mr. & Mrs. Lane Wolbe Mr. Ron Wolfe Mr. & Mrs. David Young Dr. William B. Zinney & Mrs. Michelle Zinney-Lopez


46 | encore ALLIANCE THEATRE MONTHLY SUSTAINER SOCIETY We would like to thank our donors who have committed to giving us a recurring monthly donation to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Join today: www.alliancetheatre.org/sustainer Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Mr. Faraz Ahmed Thomas Anders Mr. E. Scott Arnold Gaytra D. Arnold Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Mr. & Mrs. John Bauer Ms. Aparna Bhattacharyya & Mr. Paul Nilsson Jeff Burnham Mr. Brandon Bush Bobbi Butler Henry Cabaniss Mr. W. Imara Canady Karen & Harold Carney Mr. William Carroll David Cashman Ms. Jacquel Chambers Ms. Sarah K. Chester Ms. Mishelle Cirillo & Mr. Bryan Suttles Mr. Kevin Clift & Mr. Michael Yochelson Ouida Collins Mr. & Mrs. Joe Colonna Elizabeth Corrie Mr. Lawrence R. Cowart Mr. & Mr. Christopher Cox Marge & Gray Crouse Nash Ditmetaroj Derrick Doose Mr. Desmond W. Drummer & Ms. Jayna Hoffacker Christina Dunn Mr. & Mrs. Philip D. Dunphy Angel Edwards Whitney Fahner Martha Fineman Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Fineman Eric Fisher Brenda Fleming Mr. Ken H. Foskett Ms. & Ms. Katie S. Goodman Mr. Bryant D. Gresham & Mr. Alexander Bossert Shauna Grovell Lauren & Jonathan Grunberg

Mrs. Jo Ann Haden-Miller & Mr. William Miller Ms. Joy Hambrick Ms. Wynette Hammons Penn Hansa Ms. Lindsey E. Hardegree Ms. Linda L. Hare & Mr. Gerald A. Barth Nancy A. Hatfield Dr. & Mrs. David M. Hill Ms. Becca Hogue Jim Johnson Karen Jones Kelley J. Jordan-Monne Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Kalista Mr. Barnabas Kane Ms. Ruth Kanfer Amy & Jeremy King Ms. Lynne Kuhn Tamara Kullback Sarah Latif Ms. Martha LaTour & Mrs. Barbara J. McArdle Mr. Darryl E. Lesure & Mrs. Candice Simon-Lesure Ms. Joyce R. Lewis Ms. Karen Lightfoot Ms. Barbara Lincoln & Mr. Gary Rosenshein Christian & JoJasmin Lopez Ms. Alison Main Susan McDaniel Ms. Jaime McQuilkin Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Christine Oresky Ms. Ronita Pace Mr. Steve M. Peck Chris J. Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan K. Peterson Ms. Kendrick Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Marc B. Pickard Jacqueline Powe Ms. Shannon L. Price Mrs. Brenda Pruitt Alexis Rainey Ms. Jo Ann Regan

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M. Corwin Robison Mrs. Peggy Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Peter S. Savitz Barbara Schreiber Mr. & Mrs. E. Alan Simmons Mr. Tom Slovak & Mr. Jeffery Jones Ms. Carol Smith Chaundra Smith Ms. Janet F. Smith Jennifer Smith Ms. Lesa Smith Ms. Lynn Stallings Laura Stordy Mrs. Jill Strickland Charles Thompson Ms. Andrea Volk Ben Warshaw Ms. Caitlin Way Mr. & Mrs. David D. Whitley Mr. & Mrs. Napoleon A. Williams Ms. Janice A. Wolf & Mr. M. Barry Etra Chandra C. Wright Michelle Zinney


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MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES Many companies offer a matching gifts program for employees and retirees. You can double, or even triple, your gift at no additional cost to you simply by asking your employer! Think of how much further your donation can go. We would like to thank the following companies who have matched contributions to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund . To find out more about matching gifts, contact Caitlin Way (caitlin.way@alliancetheatre.org). AIG Corporation American Express Aon Risk Solutions The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation AT&T Bank of America/Merrill Bryan Cave-Powell Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Chubb Charitable Found ation The Coca-Cola Company Deloitte Equifax Inc. Foundation GE Energy

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THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE Woodruff Circle members each contribute more than $250,000 annually to support the arts and education work of The Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. We are deeply grateful to these partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

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A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra The Sara Giles Moore Foundation

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A Friend of the Woodruff Arts Center Farideh and Al Azadi Foundation Helen Gurley Brown Foundation Campbell Foundation Cousins Foundation The Estate of Catherine Warren Dukehart Estate of Burton M. Gold Invesco Mr. and Mrs. James S. Grien The Estate of Dr. John W. Gamwell Marcus Foundation Molly Blank Fund PNC The Rich Foundation UPS William Randolph Hearst Foundations WarnerMedia and AT&T Foundation

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ARTISTIC Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Producer & Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Feldman Director of Diversity, Equity, & Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Distinguished Artist in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage BOLD Artistic Director Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tinashe Kajese-Bolden Associate Producers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Watkins, Kay Nilist Spelman Leadership Fellows . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raiyon Hunter, Alexis Woodard Spelman Interns . . . . . . . . . . . Christina James, A’Shia N Rachel, Karen Douyon Kenny Leon Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Pendarvis II Resident Artist & Allyship Program Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Lawrence Reiser Lab Artists Round 6 . . . . . . . . . . Jake Krakovsky, Jane Foley, Ibi Owolabi, Hannah Church, Julia Appleton, Sarah Newby Halicks, Jaclyn Hoffman, Lee Osorio, Angela Farr Schiller, Rachel Parish Round 7 . . . . . . Skye Passmore, Michelle Pokopac, Amee Vyas, Denise Arribas, Michael Haverty, Jeffrey Zwartjes Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Bennett Associate Production Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Baranski, Courtney O’Neill COVID Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Costumes Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kayli Warner Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tonja Petersen, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana L. Thomas 1st Hands/Stitchers . . . . . . . . Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker, Mary Cruz Torres Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Yvonner Stephens, Zachary Morrison Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Electrics Director of Lighting and Projection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ernesto Gomez Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . Steve Jordan, Gabrielle Drum, Benjamin Strickland Properties Props Department Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich Props Artisan / Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Andries Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Richardson Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Gottlieb Shop Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Buyer/Lead Welder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rigel Powell Auto Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Seifert Carpenters . . . . . . . . . Amy Jackson, Marlon Wilson, Hailey Rose, Charles Bedell Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brianna Bass Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . Emma Mouledoux, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jayson T. Waddell, Rodney Williams Stage Management Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shaina Pierce Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . . Ashley Dickey, Amanda Perez Stage Operations Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Assistant Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Lucibella Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan Perez

EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Naserian Foundation Head of Early Childhood Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hallie Angelella Head of Youth & Family Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Administration & Education Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Head of Secondary Curriculum & Partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis Education Administration & Finance Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dacey Geary Administrative & Adult Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Hindsman

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Head of Strategic Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle Jacob Alliance@Work Creative Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Noble Head of Elementary School Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Artist in Residence & Teen Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Provenzano Head of Education Advancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Silton Youth Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jasmine Thomas Teaching Artists Jae Ahn, Jimez Alexander, Will Amato, Chase Anderson, Jasmine Anthony, Ricardo Aponte, Imani Banks, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Olivia Aston Bosworth, Jared Brodie, Chelsea Brown, Lon Bumgarner, Sara Burris, Dan Caffrey, April Andrew Carswell, Katie Causey, Lina Chambers, Hannah Lake Chatham, Hannah Church, Megan Cramer, Kelly Criss, Nakeisha Daniel, Peyton McDaniel Davis, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, Sarah Donnell, John Doyle, Laurin Dunleavy, Suehyla El-Attar, Amitria Fanae, Shelby Folks, Sharon Foote, Spencer Ford, Daryl Funn, Allison Gardner, Neeley Gossett, Ilasiea Gray, Meg Grey, Amber Hamilton, Meg Harkins, Robert Hindsman, Julissa Sabino Hobbs, Deja Holmes, Renita James, Meg Johns, Kendra Johnson, Carole Kaboya, Ashe Kazanjian, Chris Lane, Maya Lawrence, Antonia LeChe, Anja Lee, Kathleen Link, Amy Lucas, Ansley Lynn, Christian Magby, Barry Stewart Mann, Cara Mantella, Gloria Martin, Mari Martinez, Dalyla McGee, Candy McLellan, Karin Mervis, Erika Miranda, Mary Moccia, Courtney Moors-Hornick, Amanda Wansa Morgan, Jenna Jackson Morris, Kevin Moxley, Audrey Myers, JD Myers, Patrick Myers, Amor Owens, Mary Michael Patterson, Tafee Patterson, Sydney Patton, Zuri Petteway, Rebecca Pogue, Michelle Pokopac, Samantha Provenzano, V Reibel, Morgan Rysdon, Daniela Santiago, Riley Schatz, Erin Schaut, Avery Sharpe, Caitlin Slotnick, Alexandria Joy Smith, Lucy Smith, Taryn Spires, Destiny Stancil, Autumn Stephens, LeeAnna Lambert Sweatt, Megan Tabaque, Jasmine Thomas, Callie Timme, Sariel Toribio, Ebony Tucker, Julia VanderVeen, Jeremy Varner, José Miguel Vasquez, Rachel Wansker, Megan Wartell, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Ayana Williams, Jay Williams, Vallea Woodbury, Melissa Word Teen Ensemble Members Zariyah Allen, Ugo Anyanwutaku, Nathan Bell, Caroline Brown, Isabella Cavienss, Da’Quan Cooney, Nicole Cortes, Xavier Doyle, Nick Fargar, Emma Kate Farlow, Khala Flemister, Zariya Hargett, Jude Harris, Kai Hornbeck, Samyukta Iyer, Varun Kashyap, LaNiyah Kelly, Abigail Kirk, Chloe Lomax, Alexander Lopez, Naia Morgan, Cady Wells

MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenterill Boden Senior Data Analyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Management Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Savannah Cathers Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Charlton Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trent Anderson Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way Associate Director, Strategic Institutional Advancement . . . . . Collins Desselle Manager, Annual Fund & Donor Relations . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Ridgeway-Baierl Development Coordinator, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jo Lopez Development Coordinator for Board Relations & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kailan Daugherty Sales Director of Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Membership Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corey L. Smith Box Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donny Codden Hertz Stage Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James G. Smith Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Season Tickets Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethan Padgett Group Sales Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn Rick Marketing Director of Marketing & Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Associate Creative Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Talia Bromstad Marketing Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Elliott Social Media Manager & Content Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aniska Tonge Marketing & Public Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mashaun D. Simon Associate Front of House Manager & Assistant Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas D. Powell Community Engagement & Audience Development Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rita Kompelmakher House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robyn E. Sutton-Fernandez


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