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7 Between Us 25  Program 42 discover us. discover you. 44 About the Alliance Theatre 46 Board of Directors 48 Sponsors 50 Annual Fund 53 Woodruff Circle 56 Staff

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feature 8 All Dressed Up The Alliance’s lavish telling of A Christmas Carol turns 28 this season, but for director Rosemary Newcott, it’s a new show every year. By Julie Bookman

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augmented reality experiences Front Cover Discover what else is happening at the Alliance Theatre. I FC Hotel Indigo Vinings 1 WellStar 3  Fannin County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 4 C. Ellet’s 5 Children’s Healthcare 6 Emory Healthcare 8  See a behind-the-scenes moment from A Christmas Carol. 11 Shen Yun 13 Atlantic Station 19 Tennessee Valley Railroad 23 Woodward Academy 24  Follow the 2017-18 season as the Alliance Theatre goes on the road.

29 Children’s Museum of Atlanta 31 101 Concepts 31 Paces & Vine 35 Soho American Bistro 37 Overture Lindbergh & Barrett 39 King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort 39 Fifth Group 41 Gordon Biersch 41 Copeland’s of New Orleans 57 High Museum of Atlanta 59 Wesleyan 60 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival IBC Ruth’s Chris Steak House BC Vital Life Centers for Health & Optimum Performance

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Dear Friends, Why do we like to spend time with Scrooge? Finding optimism can be challenging. And yet, it is well documented that miraculous circumstances have occurred when positive expectations are a part of the scenario. Hope is not a wish that things will get better, it is an actual belief that they will. For instance, in the Cratchits’ darkest moment, we watch along with Scrooge as Bob Cratchit pulls his family around him. While they mourn an almost unbearable loss, the family love is palpable and despite the pain of the moment, we know this family will survive. A lovely young theater director recently told me she hated to leave her production after it opened because she would so miss the characters and how “hopeful” they were (perhaps even more hopeful than she). I understand. I believe that is one reason we love to return again and again to A Christmas Carol. It leaves us with one of the most powerful messages of hope in all of literature. If a miserly, sour and cruel old man like Scrooge can change, there is hope that anyone can change. Dickens goes a dramatic step further: we not only witness a man’s ability to recognize and become penitent about the way he has lived his life, we witness a completely delightful transformation, beyond what any person who knew Scrooge could hope for. As we read in the novel: “He became as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the altercation in him, but he let them laugh.” Thank you, Mr. Scrooge. You make us angry and then you make us laugh, and you remind us that there is hope for those Scrooges in our lives, and hope for the little bit of Scrooge in all of us that can learn and change. May your holiday season be filled with heart-filled laughter and may this be a year infused with hope and goodness. Blessings,

Rosemary Newcott Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families

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All DressedUp The Alliance’s lavish telling of A Christmas Carol turns 28 this season, but for director Rosemary Newcott, it’s a new show every year. By Julie Bookman 8 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


David de Vries plays the bah, humbug miser Ebenezer Scrooge for a fourth consecutive holiday season.

f you’ve gone looking for Scrooge this season, you’ll find the Alliance Theatre’s famous miser in a new locale. Oh, he’s still spreading misery in 19thcentury London, greedily counting his shillings and ha’pennys and turning the less fortunate out of their homes, but he’s moved from Midtown to Cobb County. So, revelers from far and near, welcome to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and the Alliance’s 28th annual telling of David H. Bell’s musical, multiracial adaptation of the Dickens holiday classic. At its redemptive core, of course, is ol’ Ebenezer — actor David de Vries — who wears the character’s bathrobe and nightcap for a fourth season, and finally sees the good in mankind in time to carve the Christmas goose. Ooh, we sort of gave away the ending. But that likely doesn’t matter even one smidge of figgy pudding. Audiences return year after year, making this Christmas Carol one of metro Atlanta’s most popular holiday traditions. We’ll let director Rosemary Newcott say more. Next to adapter Bell, she’s been associated with this piece more than anyone else. ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

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FROM TOP: This telling of A Christmas Carol is known for its large multiracial casting and its music — carols fill the theater; Scrooge (David de Vries, with Courtney Patterson) faces an unhappy memory.

QUESTION: You’ve directed this Christmas Carol at least 20 times. What’s your history with the piece? ANSWER: Yes, I’ve lived with this show a lot. I acted in the first production at the Alliance. I was in the ensemble and played a number of roles —including Fan, Scrooge’s sister and Belle, Scrooge’s long-ago love interest. When Kenny Leon started directing, I was Mrs. Cratchit for a while. Then David Bell took over, and I was assistant director for about five years. I’d help him direct it here, then direct it for Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera [which has staged the same version for almost as long as the Alliance]. Q: What sort of difference has this Christmas Carol made in your life? A: What a lovely question. It became a family event for me as my brothers and nieces and nephews all traveled here to see it. It brought us all together as a family. In 2008, my father at age 90, came to visit my sister, Mary Lou, 10 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


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The hungry and homeless cast out by Scrooge (David de Vries) and his inhumanity haunt him with their wailing.

and myself in Atlanta, and to once again see A Christmas Carol. Dad became ill during that visit and lived in assisted living in Atlanta for five years, until he died. He was the biggest cheerleader for our production, telling relatives and complete strangers in restaurants and stores: “It’s Broadway, just beautiful, you have to see it!” I think this adaptation is an extraordinary piece, and the longevity proves it. And I always get to remember my dad loving it so much. Q: What about this production makes you most proud? A: The number of people who tell me that coming to A Christmas Carol became their family tradition. They say: “We come every season, and we all dress up.” They might have a child in the family who has become old enough to see it for the first time. That’s also so lovely. Q: How do you keep it fresh and new? A: I reread Dickens’ original text. It’s such a beautiful piece to revisit, and it always pulls me back. Every year is a new year, and our production is that way, too. There are always new actors, and they always brings new ideas. My job is always to be as true to the story and characters as possible, because then it’s going to work. The story is so positive in the way it affects audiences — that’s like a gift. Because we’re staging it in the Cobb Energy Centre this year, it’s paramount that I make sure the story’s sentiment doesn’t get lost in the large-ness of the place.

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Scrooge (David de Vries, left) prepares to take a magical ride on the coat sleeve of the Ghost of Christmas Present (Bart Hansard, who’s been in this A Christmas Carol probably more times than he can count).

Q: How do you account for the story’s timeless power? A: It’s more than a gentle reminder of what’s most important in life. We only have a short time in this world, and what are you going to do with that time? That’s just one message, but it’s a big one. Scrooge is wasting his life. He has isolated himself and, because of that, he is wasting away. Also, for me, its power involves the child that’s in all of us still. I’m so much about serving the child and the child within. We submerge it, but we need it. This story reminds us it’s OK to think and feel like a child does, in that sincere and joyful and uncomplicated and uncluttered way. Q: This might be impossible, but do you have a favorite line? A: I have many. But what comes to mind is a line spoken by Fred [Scrooge’s nephew]. It’s about the measure of a man.

“Oh, uncle. The measure of a man’s life is the measure of this season. Measures of forgiveness and charity; of opening hearts so long shut up against the evils of this world and joining with a multitude of other hearts in celebrating all that is holy and good; celebrating all that man is capable of, yet so often ignores.” A

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The Alliance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol By Celise K alke

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he Alliance’s production of A Christmas Carol is a cornerstone of the Atlanta holiday cultural season. It is one of the longestrunning productions of A Christmas Carol in America, a testament to the show’s ability to evolve over time. It is a highly theatrical Broadway-style experience, with a large cast and carols drawn from caroling traditions stretching to the 19th century – and with arrangements that sometimes echo our own time. 16 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

The production was created to fulfill thenartistic director Kenny Leon’s imperative to adapter and then-associate artistic director David Bell to create a Christmas Carol that reflects the great diversity of the Atlanta population. Built on a script Bell created when he was artistic director at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., this version uses direct address (actors facing the audience and narrating from Dickens’ original text) to make sure audiences always realize the


program note Director Rosemary Newcott (far left) greets the large cast on the first day of rehearsals for the Alliance Theatre’s telling of A Christmas Carol.

play onstage is telling a story. The production uses ritual and pageantry to create the parable of Ebenezer opening his heart to humanity. The tradition continued under artistic director Susan V. Booth. The ritual and pageantry is now directed each year by Rosemary Newcott, the Alliance’s Sally G. Tomlinson artistic director for Theatre for Youth and Families. Even though it’s a long-running production, as a work of live theater it constantly needs rehearsing

and remounting. Newcott’s job includes making sure performances are up to the high standards of the production, managing the performances of child actors who quickly age out of their roles, and adding new and improved production elements to surprise longtime audience members. In recent years, for example, a new puppet for the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come was added to the special effects that end the second act. Newcott is assisted in ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 17


Actors (from left) Alex Zeiler, Neal A. Ghant (Bob Cratchit), Cynthia D. Barker (Mrs. Cratchit), Andew Benator (Jacob Marley) and Courtney Patterson (Christmas Past) on the first day of this season’s rehearsals.

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the hunt for new talent by the Alliance’s producer and casting director Jody Feldman, who finds a 7-year-old for Tiny Tim as easily as she finds new Broadway-caliber singing talent for the ensemble — all of them performers based in Atlanta. Margaret Ivey, for example, joined the show as a Cratchit child. She’s now a professional adult actor dual-based in New York and Atlanta, who returns to play Scrooge’s beloved Belle. Keep an eye out, too, for members of the ensemble who appear in your favorite TV shows and movies. Many have a long list of media credits, as the greater Atlanta acting community continues to be a draw for the many films made in athe region. You may recognize Joe Knezevich (Fred), for example, from a small but important role in last year’s acclaimed

Hidden Figures. And our Broadway-scale show has a Broadway actor as Scrooge: David de Vries was in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in New York and on tour before he decided to settle permanently in Atlanta. The Alliance tries to make A Christmas Carol as familyfriendly as possible, with childpriced tickets so families can afford to see the show together. There also are ticket programs for military veterans, teachers, teens, seniors and groups. It’s important to the Alliance that the actors and the audiences reflect the diversity of our city. So, whether you are a first-timer or this is a family tradition, thank you for traveling with us to Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, our home away from home during this on-the-road season. And happy holidays!


Sing along at the top of Act 2

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Sing along during curtain call

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THEATER INFORMATION ATM: An ATM is located in the Grand Lobby. four-level deck and 300 more in a surface lot. Valet parking is available for The Atlanta Concessions: Concession stands are Opera and Atlanta Ballet only. located in the center of the lobbies. $10 day of park fee/$12 pre-pay option/$15 Coat check: Coat check is available at the valet (cash or credit card). concierge desk. Restrooms: Restrooms are located on house Emergency information: In the event of an right and house left of all three lobbies. emergency, please locate the nearest usher Family restrooms are also located on house who will direct you to the appropriate exit. right of all three lobbies. Mobility-impaired Elevators: Elevators are located on each patrons may use any of our restrooms. side of the lobbies on all levels. Smoking: Smoking is prohibited inside the Lost and found: Lost and Found items are building. Please use the terrace exit to step turned into the concierge desk on the day of outside and smoke. a performance. To inquire about a lost item, Special assistance: Persons requiring please call Public Safety at 770-916-2911. access assistance are asked to contact the Parking: PRE-PAY PARKING AVAILABLE box office at 770-916-2850 for advance AT COBB ENERGY CENTRE! Cobb Energy arrangements. Audio clarification devices Centre is offering pre-paid parking for are available to our hearing-impaired guests performances. On each performance page at no charge. This is on a first come–first on the Cobb Energy Centre website there is served basis. A limited number of booster now a button to purchase parking in advance seats are also available. Wheelchairs are for $12.00. Day-of parking will still be available upon request. All items require a available for $10.00 (cash or credit). There form of identification to be held until the are 1,000 on-site parking spaces; 700 in a item is returned. COBB ENERGY CENTRE REQUESTS: • All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket in order to be admitted to the performance. Please be aware that not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance. • Please turn off all cellphones before each performance. Please limit conversation during the performance. • Audio & video recording devices are strictly prohibited at all times. • Leaving while the show is in progress is discourteous, and we ask that you refrain from doing so. • Please unwrap all candies and cough drops before the performance. • We know that patrons make every effort to be on time for events out of respect for the performers and other theatergoers; however, there are times when traffic or weather problems cause late arrivals. 22 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Latecomers may watch the beginning of a show on flat-screen TVs in our lobby until the theatre has re-opened to allow guests into the auditorium. In addition, touring companies set the policy for allowing those who arrive past curtain time into the theatre. We ask those patrons to wait until the approved time to re-open the theatre doors. Please plan ahead to arrive early and relax before the performance begins.


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CAST * CYNTHIA D. BARKER . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble, U/S Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig CALEB BAUMANN . . . . . . . . Daniel/Turkey Boy/Ensemble, U/S Wyatt/Ignorance/Ensemble * ANDREW BENATOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacob Marley/Topper/Ensemble * LOWREY BROWN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Young Scrooge/Ensemble, U/S Fred/Ensemble ALEX CHEEKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyatt/Ignorance/Ensemble, U/S Daniel/Turkey Boy/Ensemble * DAVID DE VRIES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ebenezer Scrooge SHELLI DELGADO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fan/Martha/Ensemble, U/S Mrs. Cratchit * JE NIE FLEMING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Dilber/Ensemble * THOMAS NEAL ANTWON GHANT. . . Bob Cratchit, U/S Jacob Marley/Topper/Ensemble * BART HANSARD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present/Ensemble * JEREMIAH PARKER HOBBS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Cratchit/Ensemble, U/S Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present * MARGARET IVEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle/Ensemble, U/S Christmas Past/Ensemble * JOE KNEZEVICH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred/Ensemble, U/S Ebenezer Scrooge MARCIE MILLARD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peg/Ensemble, U/S Bess CLAYTON MOTE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble, U/S Peter/Ensemble J. KOBY PARKER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble, U/S Dick Wilkins/Ensemble * COURTNEY PATTERSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christmas Past/Ensemble, U/S Peg MYSHAY PRETTY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belinda/Ensemble, U/S Melinda/Want MARCO SCHITTONE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tiny Tim NOA MIRYAM TSUR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Want/Ensemble, U/S Tiny Tim BRIAN WALKER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dick Wilkins/Ensemble, U/S Bob Cratchit/Ensemble * LAURIE WILLIAMSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bess/Ensemble ALEX ZEILER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melinda/Ensemble, U/S Belinda UNDERSTUDIES JOSHUA JONES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Young Scrooge/Ensemble CAMILLA ZAEPFEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belle/Fan/Martha/Ensemble STAGE MANAGEMENT * LIZ CAMPBELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager * JAYSON T. WADDELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager SKYLAR BURKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Apprentice KAREN AGUIRRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Young Performer Supervisor SALLY HENRY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Young Performer Supervisor Standby MUSICIANS MICHAEL FAUSS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Player/Conductor DIEDRE HENSON AGUSTIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harp BUTCH SIEVERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Percussion PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE FREDDIE ASHLEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dialect Coach STEVEN LOVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Lighting Designer ASHLEY CHASTEEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Movement Consultant

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profiles CYNTHIA D. BARKER (Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble, U/S Mrs. Dilber/Mrs. Fezziwig) Regional: Uprising (Metro Stage). Atlanta: The Mountaintop (Aurora Theatre); Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project, Women+War (Synchronicity Theatre); How to Use a Knife, Uprising, Elemeno Pea, Third Country and Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery (Horizon Theatre); Macbeth (Georgia Shakespeare); Flyin’ West (Theatre in the Square); A Raisin in the Sun, Lakebottom Proper, Hamlet (Springer Opera House); A Christmas Carol, Honk! the Musical (Alliance Theatre); for colored girls who considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Black Nativity (True Colors). Film/TV: “Rectify” (Sundance TV), Ir/Reconcilable (short film), Tyler Perry’s “House of Payne” (TBS). CALEB BAUMANN (Daniel/ Turkey Boy/Ensemble, U/S Wyatt/ Ignorance/Ensemble) is overjoyed to return to the Alliance production of A Christmas Carol. Theater: Shakespeare in Love (Alliance), A Wrinkle in Time (Alliance Theatre Youth Players), The Lion King Jr. (Legacy Theatre), Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players). Film: 15:17 to Paris, Mute. Caleb is an honor student who enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, biking, parkour and just hanging out. He thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at the Alliance Theatre and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support. Special thanks always to Jody and Rosemary. Merry Christmas! ANDREW BENATOR (Jacob Marley/Topper/Ensemble) Alliance: Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Disgraced, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Vera Stark, Good People, August: Osage County, Eurydice, Tennis in Nablus. Atlanta: Between Riverside and Crazy, Race (True Colors Theatre); Seminar, Becky Shaw (Actor’s Express); Freud’s Last Session (Theatrical Outfit); Women in Jeopardy

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(Aurora Theatre). Off-Broadway: Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Valparaiso, Flu Season. Regional: Hartford TheaterWorks, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Sacramento’s B Street Theatre, San Jose Rep, San Francisco’s Magic Theater. Film & TV: The Founder, Million Dollar Arm, Last of Robin Hood, “The Gifted,” “Stranger Things,” “Being Mary Jane,” “House of Payne.” Proud recipient of the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship. LOWREY BROWN (Young Scrooge/Ensemble, U/S Fred/ Ensemble) is thrilled to be back for another season of A Christmas Carol and hopes the story warms your heart this Christmas. He thanks his family and loving wife, Lyndsay. Enjoy the show! Other regional credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Phoebus), Company (Robert), Les Miserables (Enjolras), A Christmas Carol (Young Scrooge) and Edward Foote (Mr. Nevins). TV: “Vampire Diaries” (CW), “Turn” (AMC), “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC), “Too Close to Home” (TLC), “Drop Dead Diva” (Lifetime) and “Revolution” (NBC). ALEX CHEEKS (Wyatt/ Ignorance/Ensemble, U/S Daniel/ Turkey Boy/Ensemble) is thrilled to make his professional acting debut with the Alliance Theatre. Alex is a sixth-grade student at the Atlanta International School. Acting credits include years of summer drama camps and youth lessons at the Alliance. He looks forward to building his acting resume further! Alex thanks his teachers, family and friends for their love and support. DAVID DE VRIES (Ebenezer Scrooge) was most recently seen in Atlanta as Frollo in The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Aurora Theatre and Theatrical Outfit. He won a Suzi Award for his direction of I’m Not Rappaport (Aurora) and received nominations for Pancakes, Pancakes! (Alliance) and Red (Theatrical Outfit). Film: Blind Trust,


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profiles Max and the Monster, Bigger and The Last Full Measure. TV: “Christmas in Homestead” for Hallmark and “Living the Dream” for Sky TV in Britain. Notable audiobook narrations include Bob Schieffer’s Overload, The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer and the Audie and Odyssey winner Echo. His son Will is a freshman at the University of Georgia. For more, find him at www.daviddevries.net. SHELLI DELGADO (Fan/ Martha/Ensemble, U/S Mrs. Cratchit) is happy to be back with her Christmas Carol family! Alliance credits: Tiger Style!; Little Raindrop Songs; Dinosaur! Recent Atlanta credits: The Crucible, Rent (Actor’s Express); Sense and Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre); Grease, Miss Saigon (Serenbe Playhouse); Into the Woods, Don’t Dress for Dinner, 4000 Miles, Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre); Boeing, Boeing (Stage Door Players). TV: “The Vampire Diaries.” Shelli is a co-producer with the Weird Sisters Theatre Project. Love to Mom, Papa and Elliott. JE NIE FLEMING (Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Dilber/Ensemble) is an Atlanta native and overjoyed to return to the Alliance. Alliance credits: Bike America, The Wizard of Oz, Crumbs From the Table of Joy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. True Colors: The Colored Museum, Stick Fly. Seattle Repertory Theatre: Valley Song. New York: Abyssinia, Master Class, No Exit. TV/film: Acrimony starring Taraji P. Henson, backup singer for Mary J. Blige on the VH1 Music Awards and “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno,” “Law & Order,” “Last Days of Disco,” “Dark Angel” and “Marvin & Tige.” Love to family and friends on this journey. www.jeniefleming.com. THOMAS NEAL ANTWON GHANT (Bob Cratchit, U/S Jacob Marley/Topper/Ensemble) is excited to once again hit the Alliance stage for another wonderful year of A Christmas Carol. Alliance credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s 30 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Nest, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Native Guard, Glengary 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! BART HANSARD (Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present/ Ensemble) is chuffed to be continuing this season for his 17th run at A Christmas Carol. Recent credits include Lost in the Cosmos at Theatrical Outfit. He also pops up in film and television, so look for him in “The Quad,” Best of Enemies and The Front Runner. Bart is an adjunct instructor of theater at Young Harris College, where he works with his wife, his beloved Anne Towns. He has an M.F.A. from Wayne State University’s Hilberry Repertory Theatre. Much love and gratitude to his friends and family, and YOU ... and ... “May each year be happier than our last ...” JEREMIAH PARKER HOBBS (Peter Cratchit/ Ensemble, U/S Mr. Fezziwig/ Christmas Present) is ecstatic to again be back performing in A Christmas Carol. Recent credits: How to Use a Knife (Horizon); Grease (Serenbe); Cinderella and Fella (Alliance); and a staged reading of a new musical Philly (Pearl Studios NYC). For Julissa, forever. MARGARET IVEY (Belle/ Ensemble, U/S Christmas Past/ Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance with her Christmas Carol family. Regional: Jane Eyre (Cincinnati Playhouse/Milwaukee Rep); The Niceties, pen/man/ship, The Wedding Gift (Contemporary American Theatre Festival); Richard III, All My Sons, Stargirl (People’s Light); Measure for Measure (Epic Theatre Ensemble). Atlanta: As You Like It (Georgia Shakespeare), Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre), Soweto! (Freddie Hendricks YEA). TV/film: “Succession” (HBO), Different Flowers. Margaret is an Atlanta native, a proud


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J. KOBY PARKER (Ensemble, U/S Dick Wilkins/ Ensemble) could not be more excited to return for his second year with A Christmas Carol. Favorite Atlanta credits: The Thing About Men (Wallace Buice Theatre Company); A Chorus Line, Cats, The Full Monty, Chicago and Sophisticated Ladies (Atlanta Lyric); Strong for Life (Telltale Children’s Theatre); and James and the Giant Peach U/S (Alliance Theatre). He thanks his wonderfully supportive family and friends, his gorgeous husband and his three fur children —Chip, Della and our rescue, Ranger. COURTNEY PATTERSON (Christmas Past/Ensemble, U/S Peg) returns to the Alliance where she’s been seen in Disgraced, Geller Girls, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, August: Osage County and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In Atlanta, she’s been seen at Georgia Shakespeare, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre and Synchronicity Theatre. TV/film: “The Walking Dead,” “Stuff You Should Know,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Good Eats,” Life of the Party, Anchorman 2, Let’s Be Cops, Trouble With the Curve. Thank you for supporting live theater! Much love to Nick, Javier, Susan, Mom and Dad. courtneypatterson.net. MYSHAY PRETTY (Belinda/ Ensemble, U/S Melinda/Want) is 10 and dances competitively with RISPA in hip-hop, tap, ballet, acro, jazz and lyrical. She loves to perform and always strives for excellence. Recent credits: Little Ti Moune in Once on This Island (Georgia Ensemble Theatre). Myshay is very excited to be a part of the Alliance’s A Christmas Carol. She thanks her family for all of their love and support.


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profiles MARCO SCHITTONE (Tiny Tim) is excited to be part of his fourth Alliance production and his second season as Tiny Tim. Credits: Tuck Everlasting (Broadway); Shakespeare in Love, Tuck Everlasting (Alliance); Les Miserables (MJCCA). TV/film: “The Gifted” (Fox), “Lodge 49” (AMC), “Today Show Live” (NBC) and “Sleepy Hollow” (Fox). Marco is represented by CESD (NY, LA) and AM&T Agencies. He is a member of the Atlanta Boys Dance Troupe and a junior member of Children Helping Children Foundation. He thanks his family and his amazing coaches and teachers for their love and support. “God bless us, every one!” NOA MIRYAM TSUR (Want/Ensemble, U/S Tiny Tim) is thrilled to be back for her second year in A Christmas Carol! Noa has trained with the Alliance, Get Scene, Catapult, Gray Studios and Atlanta Children’s Theatre. Her credits include Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmations) and Sally Brown (You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown). Noa is a fourth-grader, a seconddegree taekwondo black belt and enjoys competitive swimming, tennis, art, piano, ukelele, singing and writing. She thanks her parents, Orli, Ilana, Safta, the rest of her family and friends, her acting coach Catherine Dee Holly, music teacher Jennifer Bliss, Svetlana, Leslie, Atlanta Jewish Academy and, of course Rosemary, Jody and the amazing Christmas Carol cast and crew! BRIAN WALKER (Dick Wilkins/Ensemble, U/S Bob Cratchit/Ensemble) is beyond thrilled to return to the Alliance where he was last seen as Lavoris in Cinderella and Fella. He is a graduate of the 2014/15 Aurora Theatre apprentice company and worked on a number of shows there, including Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Into the Woods and Memphis. Christmas is Brian’s favorite time of year, and he’s thankful for the opportunity to work on this wonderful show with a phenomenal cast. 34 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

LAURIE WILLIAMSON (Bess/Ensemble) performed in Horizon Theatre’s ’Da Kink in My Hair (Novelette). Theater: Sophisticated Ladies, Jelly’s Last Jam, Bel Canto. Broadway/tour: Singin’ in the Rain, King David, Ragtime, Wonderful Town, Whistle Down the Wind, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Phantom of the Opera, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert: Music of the Night. Concerts: Stockton Symphony; Night of 1000 Voices at London’s Royal Albert Hall; Baltimore Symphony, Bernstein Mass; Urban Arias, Photo Op; Holder’s Music Festival, Barbados; New York City Center Encores! Television: Judge Harold in “Drop Dead Diva,” Ms. Flood in “Meet the Browns,” Show Boat, South Pacific, commercials and voiceovers. Glory to God! ALEX ZEILER (Melinda/ Ensemble, U/S Belinda) is thrilled to make her Alliance debut. Professional credits include Madeleine’s Christmas at Horizon Theatre as well as various commercial and on-camera appearances. Other theater credits: Guys and Dolls, Titanic, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, Shrek and The Lion, Witch & the Wardrobe. Alex is a student at the Westminster Schools, where she’s active in theater. She has studied acting at Stagedoor Manor, Alliance Theatre classes, Atlanta Children’s Theatre and Catapult Studios. She thanks her parents and friends for always supporting her, and thanks everyone who has helped her pursue her dreams. JOSHUA JONES (U/S Young Scrooge/Ensemble) is extremely excited to return to the Christmas Carol family for a second consecutive year. He was most recently seen as Kurt Kelly in Heathers: The Musical at OnStage Atlanta. Favorite credits: The Temple Bombing, A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre); Cinderella (Old Creamery Theatre); Freya (ArtSpot int’t Tour); The Drowsy Chaperone, Les Miserables (WCU).


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profiles B.F.A. in musical theater from Western Carolina University (2014). Endless thanks to family, friends and Brandon for all the love and support. CAMILLA ZAEPFEL (U/S Belle/Fan/Martha/Ensemble) is excited to be a part of this beautiful show. Credits: national tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Laurey in Oklahoma! at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, Charlotte in A Little Night Music at the Princeton Festival, Honk! at the Alliance Theatre, and Black Nativity at True Colors Theatre (Suzi Bass Award for outstanding ensemble). Many thanks to Rosemary, Jody, Larry and the Fam. ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theater as an essential component of our society. ROSEMARY NEWCOTT (Director) is the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families and has worked at the Alliance since 1988. Her directing credits include Alice Between (premiere); A Christmas Carol; Cinderella and Fella (premiere); Slur (premiere); Waiting for Balloon (premiere); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Pearl Cleage’s Tell Me My Dream (premiere); Courage (premiere); The Wizard of Oz; Seussical; Class of 3000 Live! (premiere); Go Dog Go!; Einstein Is a Dummy (premiere); The Book of Ruth; The Hobbit; and many more. She directed the Alliance’s Palefsky Collision Project for its first 10 years and pioneered the Alliance’s innovative Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young. Favorite directing experiences on the national scene include Jason Invisible and Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical for the Kennedy 36 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Center and Frida Libre for La Jolla Playhouse. Rosemary was named an Atlanta Lexus Leader of the Arts in December 2001 and received the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution named her best director of the year in 2002 and, in 2005, she won the GTC Distinguished Career Award. She is a 2009 recipient of the Princess Grace Special Projects award and several Suzi awards, including the 2010 Spirit of Suzi Bass Award. She has served on the boards of TYA/USA and Kennesaw State University’s theater department. Rosemary has degrees from Northwestern University and New Jersey City University. She is a member of AEA and SDC. Wishing all families the happiest of holiday seasons! LIZ CAMPBELL (Stage Manager) Recent Alliance credits: The Dancing Granny; Cinderella and Fella; Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Tiger Style!; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web and The Wizard of Oz. Other Atlanta credits: The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python’s Spamalot and Ragtime (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); True Love Lies, Charm School, The Bluest Eye and The Syringa Tree (Horizon Theatre); Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces and Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She has a B.F.A. in theater from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie. Thanks to Rosemary, Jayson, and Skylar. Happy holidays to all! JAYSON T. WADDELL (Assistant Stage Manager) is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre for his eighth season. Alliance credits include Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Moby Dick, Born for This, Tuck Everlasting, The Geller Girls, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks and Bike America. At Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full


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profiles Monty and Young Frankeinstein. At the Illinois Shakespeare Festival: I <3 Juliet, Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night and A Winter’s Tale. Jayson graduated from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. D MARTYN BOOKWALTER (Set Designer) designed the original production and is proud to have shared this 28-year Christmas Carol journey with David Bell and the Alliance Theatre. He has designed more than 500 productions for theaters across the country, including the award-winning Talley’s Folly at the Pasadena Playhouse for Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles; Like Jazz, QED (and the subsequent Lincoln Center Theater production); The Wood Demon; Hunting Cockroaches; Passion Play; Frankie & Johnnie in the Clair De Lune; A Perfect Wedding (inaugural production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, Calif.); and Barbara Cook’s Mostly Sondheim at the Ahmanson Theatre. He has designed for Geffen Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Playhouse Theatre in London, San Diego Rep, San Jose Rep, Pittsburgh CLO, Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Colorado Festival of World Theatre. He was the art director of the Fox show “MADtv,” receiving eight consecutive Emmy nominations. Other awards include the 2001 Angstrom Lighting Lifetime Achievement Award from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle, four Drama Critics Circle awards and a Sarah Siddons Award for design excellence. MARIANN VERHEYEN (Costume Designer) has been designing for the Alliance since 1987, most recently for Good People and August: Osage County. Other Alliance shows: 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 38 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Studio Arena theaters; Missouri Rep; and 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, and received distinguished achievement awards from her undergrad and high school alma maters. She leads the costume design program at Boston University College of Fine Arts’ School of Theater. DIANE FERRY WILLIAMS (Lighting Designer) wishes to dedicate this production of A Christmas Carol to the memory of our dearly beloved friend Pete Shinn; his devoted wife, Rochelle; and to all their four-legged friends. Pete and his colleagues, along with many talented crew members, have remounted this design for the past 16 years. Thanks to them for making the lighting look better and better with each passing year. CLAY BENNING (Sound Designer) has been the Alliance’s resident sound designer for 17 years, designing more than 95 productions, including 27 world premieres, 30 musicals and 25 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Cinderella and Fella; and Troubadour. He has also designed at Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 14 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), the North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/ USA829 and TSDCA. MICHAEL FAUSS (Music Director/ Conductor) Alliance Theatre: Jacques Brel; tick, tick ... BOOM!; A Christmas Carol; Chess; The Grapes of Wrath; Pacific Overtures; Little Me; The Robber Bridegroom; Oliver; The Music Man; Guys and Dolls; The King and I; Brigadoon;


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profiles Cotton Patch Gospel; Falsettos; A Little Night Music; Candide; Peter Pan; Annie Get Your Gun; Forever Plaid; Once on This Island; An American Song; The Boys From Syracuse; Up on the Roof; Not Just Kidstuff. Broadway: Quilters, Peter Pan. Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Gypsy, Music Man, ... Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café, Evita, Man of La Mancha, Secret Garden, Twas the Night Before a Broadway Christmas. Theatrical Outfit: Cotton Patch Gospel, Pump Boys and Dinettes. Regional: Falsettos, Quilters, Forever Plaid, Sweet and Hot in Harlem. Waterfront Playhouse of Key West, Fla.: Putnam County Spelling Bee, Urinetown, Reefer Madness, Naked Boys Singing, Musical of Musicals, The Full Monty, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Spamalot, The Producers, Avenue Q, Forever Plaid. National tours: Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Heartstrings 1989; the world premieres of Casper, The Mask, Spider-Man, Dream Machine, England. Music director and conductor of 2012 and 2013 Shuler Hensley High School Musical Theater awards. JODY FELDMAN (Producer and Casting Director) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the assistant general manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Jody is the Producer and Casting Director at the Alliance, where she started in 1991 as casting director. While at the Alliance, she has cast and produced more than 200 LORT B, D and TYA productions encompassing a wide range of world premieres including The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney 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 and Harmony, A New Musical. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection. 40 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborations as well as commercial partnerships such as The Prom, Tuck Everlasting; The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away With Me; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’ da Noise, Bring in ’ da Funk and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. As a director, she has worked at such theaters as the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul, and Emory universities. She is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field, and is a trustee of Denison University. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.


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discover us. discover you. discover us. discover you. Great theater often serves as a reminder or a revelation. The Alliance’s production of A Christmas Carol is great theater and does both. It reminds us of the joy of family and the power of redemption. The metamorphosis of Ebenezer’s spirit draws us in again and again, and we eagerly await his transformation because it reminds us of our inherent capacity for good and the true meaning and spirit of Christmas. But the transcendent quality of this piece belongs to the multicultural cast which subtly reveals to us our shared humanity – our foibles and failures, our hopes and dreams and the beauty of our ability to transform and return to goodness. Simply put, the play is an incandescent delight, a reminder and a revelation, to be enjoyed by one and all. I can’t wait to see it again! Jocelyn Hunter Alliance Theatre Board of Directors

synopsis:

Ebenezer Scrooge, a stone-hearted Victorian accountant and money lender, learns the true meaning of Christmas after he is visited on Christmas Eve by four fantastic spirits: the ghost of Jacob Marley, his former partner in the counting house; the Ghost of Christmas Past; the Ghost of Christmas Present; and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The specters reveal to Scrooge the seeds of his loneliness in his youth, opportunities for happiness still within his reach, and his dire future if he continues in his mean and miserly ways.

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about the alliance theatre The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds onstage and off. Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. The Alliance delivers powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, the Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance Theatre received the Regional Theatre Tony Award® in recognition of sustained excellence in programming, education and community engagement. Known for its exemplary artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 100 original productions, professionally launching important American musicals with a strong track record of Broadway, touring and subsequent productions, including the Tony Award winners The Color Purple, based on the Alice Walker novel; Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice; and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Recent musical premieres include Sister Act: The Musical, Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, Bring It On: The Musical, Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Tuck Everlasting, Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story, The Prom and, most recently, Janece Shaffer and Kristian Bush’s Troubadour. The Alliance also creates and nurtures the careers of emerging writers through the Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, producing the world premiere for the competition winner as part of the regular season. The Alliance is deeply committed to Atlanta artists, showcasing locally based artists on a nationally watched stage, and sustaining Atlanta’s artistic community through the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, providing developmental support and production resources for an annual roster of locally sourced performance projects. The Alliance’s dedication to providing access to the arts is reflected in its commitment to creating new work for all ages, and to bringing that work into classrooms and communities across Atlanta and throughout the region. More than 80,000 students each year experience age-specific professional performances and participate in acting classes, drama camps and in-school initiatives through the Alliance Theatre Acting Program and Education Department. The Alliance’s groundbreaking Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performances offer professionally produced, fully interactive theater for infants and toddlers; the Palefsky Collision Project invites high school artists to create and perform new civic-minded theater based on a classic text; and community acting classes and skill-building workshops engage professional artists, young actors, business leaders and curious learners of all ages. Twice recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for leadership in arts education, the Alliance Theatre Institute equips classroom teachers with theatrical techniques that link directly to school curriculum and have been empirically proven to improve student learning. MISSION Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. VISION The Alliance is a beacon of leadership for the national field, while remaining deeply rooted in and reflective of our local Atlanta community. VALUES We believe that acknowledging and embracing differences in identity is essential to a dynamic cultural conversation. This is why we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our organization and programming.

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board of directors officers

Co-Chairs Anne Kaiser Hala Moddelmog Immediate Past Chair Reade Fahs Treasurer Steve Chaddick

lifetime directors

Rita Anderson Ken Bernhardt Frank Chew Ann Cramer* Linda Davidson Laura Hardman* Hays Mershon Richard S. Myrick Helen Regenstein Bob Reiser Jane Shivers Sally G. Tomlinson Ben White

directors

Kristin R. Adams* James Anderson* Kenny Blank Terri Bonoff Laura Brightwell Megan Burton Peter Carter Jeffrey S. Cashdan Susan Catalfano Steve Chaddick* Tena Clark Leigh Ann Costley Allison Dukes Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs* Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman Richard Goerss* Pat Gunning Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter* Erika James

Bob Jimenez Sam Johnson* Anne Kaiser* John Keller Lauren Kiefer* Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Alan McKeon* Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog* Phil Moïse* Jane Morgan^ Maureen Morrison Josh Owen Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli Helen Smith Price Asif Ramji Sean Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Matthew Richburg Maurice Rosenbaum Steve Selig Pam Sessions Doug Shipman^* Mark Silberman Chris Sizemore Bill Sleeper Bronson Smith E. Kendrick Smith Karen Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker Jill Thomas Rosemarie Thurston Benny Varzi Rebekah Wasserman Brad Watkins Cynthia Widner Wall Jill Wilson Paul Wrights Todd Zeldin

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advisory board Advisory Board Chair Laura Hardman* Vice Chair Phil Moïse* Andrew Agan Joel Alvarado Chris Appleton Maurice Baker Shana Basnight Heidi Boykin Tarsha Calloway Madison Cario Sarah Chatel Nisha Choksi Ezra Cohen Emily Decker Makeba Dixon-Hill Angela Edmond Dale A. Ferguson Ashby Fox Patricia Garrett Matthew Geller Karen Gentry Sarah Frances Giovino Henry Gonzalez Hari Gopal Arlene Warshaw Gould September Gray Kimberley Joiner Hale Elizabeth Hall Nancy Halwig Janet Stovall Harrell Karl Jennings Michael Kaluzny Gloria Kantor Rachelle Kuramoto Mark Lee Lauren Linder Carolina Margarella Ryland McClendon Darryal McCullough Carol Meadows Marjorie Mitchell Dedi Mohr Michelle Morgan

Valerie Mosley Deborah G. Neese Joan Netzel Gail O’Neill Michael Parver Hetal Patel Kathy Portnoy Jason Rhoades Robyn Roberts Jibran Shermohammed Robert D. Simmermon Nicola Smith Jennifer L. Streeter Mark E. Swinton Chuck Taylor Natasha Trethewey Alexandra Tucci Nseabasi Ufot Roxanne Varzi Diletha Waldon Charmaine Ward Amanda Watkins Ellen Adair Wyche Jennifer Yoffy * Executive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio

volunteer leadership

President, STARS Jane Morgan Chairman, Theater Advocates Andjela Kessler Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin & Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Mary Wellington Chairman, Hospitality Susan Stiefel


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

★★★★★★★ $250,000+ The Coca-Cola Company Anonymous

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation

★★★★★★ $100,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation AT&T Delta Air Lines, Inc. The Edgerton Foundation The Home Depot Foundation

The Kendeda Fund The Shubert Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc. The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Turner

★★★★★ $50,000+ The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Fulton County Board of Commissioners Kaiser Permanente PNC

R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Wal-Mart Foundation The Zeist Foundation

★★★★ $25,000+ Atlanta Foundation Camp-Younts Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Georgia Natural Gas MAP Fund

Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. The Rich Foundation The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation

★★★ $10,000+ The Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Allstate Foundation Alston & Bird Anonymous Cartoon Network

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William and Eva Fox Foundation John and Mary Franklin Foundation Jones Day King & Spalding The Kroger Company

National Distributing Company Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/ Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia Theatre Communications Group Theatre Forward

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annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their 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 and special events for the 2017/18 season from June 1, 2017 through November 21, 2017.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Marsha & Richard Goerss Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Sam Johnson John C. Keller Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Hala & Steve Moddelmog Phil & Caroline Moïse Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Stephen & Marjorie Osheroff Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Patty & Doug Reid Dr. & Mrs. Matt Richburg

Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Rosemarie & David Thurston Benny & Roxanne Varzi Susane & Tom Wardell Ramona & Ben White Suzy Wilner Joni Winston Woodruff Arts Center President’s Fund Amy & Todd Zeldin

Terrence Hahn & Joan Stanescu Lynne & Jack Halpern Henry & Etta Raye Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Eddie & Debbie Levin Dr. Roger Lewis Debbie & Lon Neese Lindy & Norman Radow Mr. & Mrs. Chip Rumely Ronald Russell & Tommy Sweat Sharon & David Schachter Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Benjamin R. Sillins Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Mark Swinton Michael & June Tompkins Chuck Wolf

$1,500+

Dr. & Mrs. Robert Simmermon Mr. D. Richard Williams and Ms. Janet M. Lavine Sue S. Williams

Rob & Suzanne Boas

Ms. Gail H. Evans Mr. & Mrs. Kevin J Glass James & Vicki Griffiths Mr. Lucas Hathaway James A. Hill Mr. & Mrs. Phillip S. Hodges Venita Howell Leslie D. Leigh M.D. William McGee Raymond & Penelope McPhee JDI Fund Carol Riggs Dr. Donald H. Ross & Ms. Patti Cohen Doug Shipman & Dr. Bijal Shah The Shockley Family David Smith & Katrina Ferguson Smith Stan & Velma Tilley Mr. & Mrs. Jerel Verner

$500+

$250+

Dr. Gordon Baker Mr. & Mrs. Neil H. Berman Nisha Choksi Penny & Brian Dyson Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards

Dawn & Michael Adamson Phyllis Baskin Mr. Anthony Nastri Ms. Mary Bergh Jay Bernath

Judith Lyon & Ron Bloom Mr. Paul Bumblauskas Mr. & Mrs. Joel A. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Charles Conover Gray & Marge Crouse Celeste Davis Jeanne S. Pudenz Emily Decker Sarah l. DeFrancis Eve & Bob Eckardt Mr. Sean Erwin Peter B. Fellman Mr. Henry Frazier Anthony Gary Derrick & Rachel Gervin Crystal Gibbs Anonymous Warren Harper Catherine Binns & Jim Honkisz Mitchell & Pam Hughes Mr. & Mrs. George Ickes Cheryl & Ernie Johnson William Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Edward Koffsky Mr. & Mrs. Russell H. Kramer

Spotlight $100,000+

Leadership Circle $15,000+

SKK Foundation

Farideh & Ali Azadi Foundation Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Ann & Jeff Cramer Ellen & Howard Feinsand Jocelyn J. Hunter Bob & Margaret Reiser Linda & Steve Selig; Kathy & Steve Kuranoff

Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick Victoria & Howard Palefsky Chairman’s Circle $25,000+ Stephanie Blank David & Carolyn Gould Anne & Mark Kaiser Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins

Director’s Circle $10,000+ Anonymous Ms. Kristin Adams James Anderson

BENEFACTORS $5,000+ Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Kathy & Ken Bernhardt LeighAnn & Chad Costley Linda & Gene Davidson Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Mrs. Erika James Thomas Pinckney Helen Smith Price William & Margarita Sleeper Russell B. Still In honor of Carol Jones $2,500+ Phyllis Kozarsky & Eliot Arnovitz Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Mr. David Felfoldi Andrea Freeman Heidi & David Geller Karen Gentry & John Vaught The Robert S. Elster Foundation

Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Joselyn & Bobby Baker Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bauman Lesley & Bruce Berman Karen & David Birnbrey Rita & Ralph Connell Mr. & Mrs. Tim Eyerly Ms. Dale A. Ferguson Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Ms. Lois Kuniansky & Mr. Ricky Eichholz Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Sheri & Steve Labovitz Dori & Jack Miller Judy & Lester Miller John & Helen Parker Fred & Diane Shaftman

PATRONS $1,000+ Dr. & Mrs. Joel Adler Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Michael Kaluzny Suzanne & Thad King Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Kristen Hathaway Hansen Susan & Jay Smith Nicola Smith Jenny Streeter Mr. & Mrs. Monte Wilson Ms. Amy Winokur $750+

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J. Bancroft Lesesne Geoffrey & Betsy Meacham Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Murray Mr. & Mrs. Galen Oelkers Michelle Parisi Ms. Amanda Persons Allen & Susan Potter Melissa D. Preston CPA P.C. Brenda Pruitt Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman Malik Rose Dr. Debra F. Saxe Amy Jeanne Rosenberg Schwartz Mr. Semon Ricardo Simon Steve & Claudia Smith Anonymous Faye Tate Mr. & Mrs. George M. Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona Ms. Cathy Weil

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annual fund Alliance Theatre Staff Giving We would like to thank the following Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center staff members who have contributed to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and Transformation Campaign. Emika Abe Jessica Boatright Susan V. Booth Scott Bowne Kristen Buckley Jamie Clements Kat Conley Patrick Conley Megan DeWitt Smith Christina Dresser Jody Feldman Collins Goss Kristin Hathaway Hansen Danielle Hicks Jim Hubbert

Rachel Jones Max Leventhal Kyle Longwell Liz Lyons Suzanne Morris Christopher Moses Margo Moskowitz Victor Mouledoux Janine Musholt Patrick Myers Rosemary Newcott J. Noble Johnnie Oliver Courtney Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Willie Palmer Parks

Thomas Pinckney Rebecca Pogue Mike Schleifer Amy Schwartz Brian Shively Vincent Simons Matthew Tanner Laura Thruston Bret Torbeck Brenda Turner Caitlin Way Cindy Lou Who Jackie Williams Jennifer Williford Michael Winn

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annual fund legacy society Celebrating our supporters who have made a legacy gift to the Alliance Theatre.

The Legacy Society celebrates individuals who have made a planned gift to the Alliance Theatre. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the Alliance Theatre and its mission, while accommodating your own person financial, estate planning and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the Alliance Theatre. To learn more about the Legacy Society, please contact Caitlin Way at 404.733.4757 or Caitlin.Way@alliancetheatre.org. Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Betty Blondeau-Russell Jim & Anne Breedlove Ezra Cohen Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft, III Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Diane Durgin Howard & Ellen Feinsand Laura & John Hardman

Glen E. & Nancy Hesler P.J. Younglove Hovey William C. Hyde Lauren & David Kiefer Virginia Vann* & Ken Large Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. John McColskey Phil & Caroline Moïse Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Victoria & Howard Palefsky Jan Pomerantz Helen M. Regenstein

Margaret & Bob Reiser Neal & Tricia Schachtel Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton, III Jane E. Shivers Roger J. Smith & Christopher M. Jones Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Rick & Terri Western Ramona & Ben White

* deceased

matching gift companies We would like to thank the following companies who have matched contributions to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Please visit alliancetheatre.org/match to find out if your employer will match your contribution.

American Express AIG Corporation Aon Risk Solutions AT&T Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Chubb Corporation The Coca-Cola Company Deloitte Equifax, Inc.

GE Energy Georgia Power Home Depot Foundation Honda Motor Co. IBM Corporation JPMorgan Chase Kimberly-Clark Foundation Macy’s Foundation McDonald’s Corporation Microsoft Corporation Neiman Marcus

Norfolk Southern Corporation Plum Creek Prudential Financial Publix Super Markets Sprint SunTrust Foundation Time Warner, Inc. Verizon Corporation Yahoo! Wells Fargo

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 wide range of opportunities, which includes advocating for live theatre, ushering for Alliance productions, participating in and staffing fundraising & 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 Advocates, the Theatre Educators, and the Theatre Ushers. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Destiny Stancil at destiny.stancil@alliancetheatre.org.


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 43 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

$1 MILLION+

RHONDA AND DAN CATHY

WALTER CLAY HILL & FAMILY FOUNDATION A FRIEND OF THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

$500,000+

Bank of America Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun

Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation Invesco Ltd. Sarah and Jim Kennedy

The Marcus Foundation, Inc. The Sara Giles Moore Foundation

$400,000+ Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr.

$300,000+ King & Spalding, Partners & Employees PNC The Rich Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc.

$250,000+

A FRIEND OF THE WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER

SunTrust Teammates

SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

WellsFargo The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

Estate of Andrew Musselman PwC, Partners & Employees Tull Charitable Foundation

Turner

UPS Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees

Victoria and Howard Palefsky Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Patty and Doug Reid Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot

Contributions Made: June 1, 2016 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; May 31, 2017

Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors

The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori

Deloitte, its Partners & Employees

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THE PATRON CIRCLE $200,000+

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Equifax & Employees EY, Partners & Employees Sally and Carl Gable The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundations

$150,000+

1180 Peachtree Alston & Bird The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Lucinda W. Bunnen Frances B. Bunzl The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund - Atlanta Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Jones Day Foundation & Employees Katherine John Murphy Foundation Estate of Amy Norman Susan and Tom Wardell

$100,000+

A Friend of the Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center AT&T Sandra and Dan Baldwin In honor of Alleene and Jim Bratton Barbara and Steve Chaddick Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Ellen and Howard Feinsand First Data Corporation Peggy Foreman Fulton County Arts Council Genuine Parts Company Georgia-Pacific Corporation Google Beth and Tommy Holder Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Merrill Lynch Morgens West Foundation Garnet and Dan Reardon Margaret and Bob Reiser Southern Company Gas Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund Mr.* and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. WestRock Company

$75,000+

Susan and Richard Anderson BB&T Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Bloomberg Philanthropies BNY Mellon Wealth Management Ann and Jeff Cramer Katie and Reade Fahs The Fraser-Parker Foundation JLL Livingston Foundation, Inc. Massey Charitable Trust

National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Advised Fund Elizabeth and Chris Willett

$50,000+

A Friend of the High Museum of Art ADP Aarati and Peter Alexander Atlanta Area BMW Centers The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Melinda and Brian Corbett Crawford & Company Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation / Dan W. Boone III Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr. DS Services Catherine Warren Dukehart Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP Jennifer and Marty Flanagan Betty Sands Fuller Kate and Paul Gaffney Carol and Paul Garcia General Electric Company George Lucas Family Foundation GMT Capital Corporation The Graves Foundation Nena C. Griffith Halle Foundation Allison and Ben Hill The Howell Fund, Inc. Karen and Jeb Hughes The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation & John and Rosemary Brown Katie and West Johnson Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan Joel Knox and Joan Marmo Merry McCleary and Ann Pasky Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Morris Manning & Martin LLP Moxie Norfolk Southern Foundation North Highland Mr. and Mrs. David Parker The Primerica Foundation Regions Bank The Selig Foundation: Linda and Steve Selig & Cathy and Steve Kuranoff Mr. and Mrs. H. Bronson Smith Ms. Iris Smith and Mr. Michael S. Smith Sara and Paul Steinfeld Sally G. Tomlinson Mrs. Sue S. Williams The Woodruff Arts Center Employees

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The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY17 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds.

$25,000+

A Friend of the High Museum of Art Kristie and Charles Abney Mrs. Kristin Adams Madeline and Howell E. Adams, Jr. Allstate Insurance Company Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Arby’s Foundation, Inc. Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Yum and Ross Arnold Spring and Tom Asher Assurant Atlanta Beverage Company Atlantic Trust Company The Balloun Family Barbara and Ron Balser Lisa and Joe Bankoff Juanita and Gregory Baranco Anna and Ed Bastian Kelly O. and Neil H. Berman Birch Communications Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Nancy and Kenny Blank Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Lisa and Paul Brown Camp-Younts Foundation The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation Elaine and John Carlos Wright and Alison Caughman CBH International, Inc. The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Compass Group Tony Conway Cousins Properties Sherri and Jesse Crawford Erica and David Cummings Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Cheryl Davis and Kurt Kuehn Kay and David Dempsey Marcia and John Donnell Margaret and Scott Dozier Mrs. Sarah A. Eby-Ebersole and Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole Ed and Claude Fortson Charitable Trust Ms. Lynn Eden Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers and Mr. David Lile Virginia and Brent Eiland Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Nick Franz Sonya and Rick Garber Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III General Building Maintenance, Inc. George M. Brown Trust Fund of Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Natural Gas Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund, Inc. Goldman Sachs & Co. Carolyn and David Gould Sara Goza Mr. Kenneth Haines The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes Holder Construction Company Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Jane and Clayton Jackson Kim and Kirk Jamieson Lori and Bill Johnson Andrea and Boland Jones JP Morgan Private Bank Kaneva John C. Keller James F. Kelly Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Keough * Mr. and Mrs. David E. Kiefer Wendy and Scott Kopp Malinda and David Krantz Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Lewis Hank Linginfelter Karole and John Lloyd Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Kelly Loeffler and Jeffrey Sprecher The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Margot and Danny McCaul Sally and Allen McDaniel The Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation Judy Zaban Miller and Lester Miller Morgan Stanley – Atlanta Private Wealth Management Mueller Water Products, Inc. NCR Foundation Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Northern Trust Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/ Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia Novelis, Inc. Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Oxford Industries, Inc. Vicki and John Palmer Ms. Sara C. Passarella, in Memory of Ann E. Caulk Mr. and Mrs. E. Fay Pearce, Jr. Dr.* and Mrs. Martha Pentecost Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Printpack Quikrete Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robbie Robinson Mrs. Ruth Magness Rollins Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Mary and Jim Rubright Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation


$25,000+ CONTINUED

Samuel H. Kress Foundation SCANA Energy Rachel and Bill Schultz Mrs. William A. Schwartz Joyce and Henry Schwob Linda and Mark Silberman Mr. and Mrs. Ross Singletary II Mr. and Mrs. Marc Skalla Skanska Mr. and Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Southwest Airlines Southwire Company State Bank & Trust Company Dr. Steven and Lynne Steindel Margaret and Terry Stent Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Ms. Triska Drake Troutman Sanders LLP United Distributors, Inc. Lori Vanderboegh and Brady Young Mr. Brandon Verner Susie and Patrick Viguerie Waffle House Kim and Reggie Walker Leigh and Tim Walsh Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Adair and Dick White Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. Susan and John Wieland Wilmington Trust Suzanne B. Wilner Ellen and John Yates Amy and Todd Zeldin

$15,000+

A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra A Friend of the High Museum of Art (2) A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (2) AAA Parking ABM Acuity Brands, Inc. Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward Robin Aiken and Bill Bolen Akris Mary Allen The Allstate Foundation Altria Client Services, Inc. Alvarez & Marsal Arris Group, Inc. Evelyn Ashley and Alan McKeon Atlanta Marriott Marquis Atlantic American Corporation/Delta Life Insurance/ Gray Television Atlantic Capital Bank Mr. and Mrs. Ali Azadi Margaret Baldwin and L. Paul Pendergrass Jennifer Barlament and Kenneth Potsic Susan R. Bell and Patrick M. Morris Nancy and Phil Binkow Stan and Laura Blackburn

The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Stephanie Blank-Jomaky Mr. David Boatwright Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal Lisa and Jim Boswell Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Boykin The Breman Foundation, Inc. Brenau University Laura Brightwell Mary and John Brock Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc. Bryan Cave Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy The Casey-Slade Group, Merrill Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Jefrrey S. Cashdan Center Family Foundation Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Chubb Clark and Ruby Baker Foundation Cathy and Bert Clark Susan and Carl Cofer Colliers International Ann and Steve Collins Cooper Global Ann and Tom Cousins Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram CSX Transportation Rebecca and Chris Cummiskey Russell Currey and Amy Durrell Elaine and Erroll Davis Cari Dawson and John Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. James Douglass Diane Durgin Mr. and Mrs. Merritt P. Dyke Eagle Rock Distributing Company Dr. Geoffrey G. Eichholz L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D. Fifth Third Bank Ford Motor Company Fund The Fred and Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund Gas South, LLC Sue and Tim Gedrych Doris and Matthew Geller Marty and John Gillin Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Goerss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Nancy and Holcombe Green Joy and Tony* Greene Drs. Jeannette Guarner and Carlos del Rio Jason and Carey Guggenheim/Boston Consulting Group Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Angelle and Jack Hamilton Nancy and Charles Harrison HD Supply

Grace B. Helmer Hogan Construction Group Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Hohlstein Mr. and Mrs. Jack K. Holland Jocelyn J. Hunter Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust Infor Global Solutions Inglett & Stubbs, LLC Insight Sourcing Group Jabian Consulting Jackson Healthcare Sheree and John Jay Lou Brown Jewell Ann A. and Ben F. Johnson III Mary and Neil Johnson Anne and Mark Kaiser James E. Kane Greg Kelly Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Kimberly-Clark Lisa and Scott Kirkpatrick Eydie and Steve Koonin Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kowal Carrie and Brian Kurlander Louise and E.T. Laird James H. Landon Donna Lee and Howard Ehni Macy’s MAG Mutual Insurance Company Meghan and Clarke Magruder Majestic Realty Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCarthy Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McClain McKinsey & Company Mr. and Mrs. John F. McMullan Carolyn and Ken Meltzer Anna and Hays Mershon Ms. Molly Minnear Hala and Steve Moddelmog Phil and Caroline Moïse Montag Wealth Management Winifred B. and Richard S. Myrick Jane and Jeffrey Neumeyer Northside Hospital Caroline and Joe O’Donnell Lynn and Galen Oelkers Oldcastle, Inc. Gail O’Neill and Paul E. Viera Barbara and Sanford Orkin Overture Lindbergh Beth and David Park Karen and Richard Parker Perkins & Will Susan and David Peterson Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Piedmont Group MassMutual The Piedmont National Family Foundation Plateau Excavation Suzanne and Bill Plybon Portman Holdings Alessandra and Elton Potts Sandra and Larry Prince Pure Storage Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson

Regal Entertainment Group Estate of Shirley Rivers The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Rooms to Go Foundation Patricia and Maurice Rosenbaum The Roy and Janet Dorsey Foundation S.J. Collins Enterprises Salesforce Savannah Distributing Company Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres Marci Schmerler and Walter W. Mitchell June and John Scott ServiceNow The Slumgullion Charitable Fund Smith & Howard, PC Biljana and Phil Southerland Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Spencer Stuart Karen and John Spiegel Gail and Loren Starr STARS of the Alliance Theatre Chandra Stephens-Albright and Warren Albright Charlita StephensWalker, Charles and Delores Stephens Judith and Mark Taylor Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation Rosemarie and David Thurston Tim and Lauren Schrager Family Foundation Transwestern Trapp Family U.S. Trust University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance John and Ray Uttenhove Roxanne and Benny Varzi Walden Security Kathy N. Waller Mr. and Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Mrs. Susan Kengeter Wells and Dr. James Wells Mrs. Melinda M. Wertheim and Dr. Steven B. Wertheim Rod Westmoreland James B. and Betty A. Williams Richard Williams and Janet Lavine Jan and Greg Winchester Ms. Joni Winston Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell Dina Woodruff Paul Wrights Mary and Bob Yellowlees

* Deceased

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alliance theatre staff ARTISTIC Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosemary Newcott Producer & Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jody Feldman Director of New Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celise Kalke Playwright in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage Casting & Engagement Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hershey Millner Spelman Leadership Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Lawrence Yale Directing Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Dinkova Kenny Leon Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ibi Owolabi Literary Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Graf Evans Spelman Interns . . . . . . . . . . La’Candis Brown, Joi Elaine Porter, Eniola Sodeke Reiser Lab Artists . . . . Melissa Foulger, Keith Franklin, Hank Kimmel, Eric Little, Daphne Mintz, Lee Osorio, Angela Farr Schiller, Tisha Whitaker, Anthony White, Rodney Williams

Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Liz Lyons Master Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich, Kimberly Townsend Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Richardson Shop Foreman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Lead Welder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Lyons Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, Cassie Garner, Marlon Wilson Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Brooks Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz

Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victor W. Smith Associate Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Moskowitz Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bret Torbeck Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell, lark hackshaw, Costumes Kara Procell, Jayson T. Waddell, R. Lamar Williams Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Clockel Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . Skylar Burks, Britney DeRosa, Allison Kelly Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diana L. Thomas Stage Operations Stitchers/1st Hands . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Assistant Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Simons Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steven Love Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabby Ide, Steve Jordan, Lauren Robinson Additional Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Underwood EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education Teaching Artists (cont’d) . . . . . Neeley Gossett, Al Hamacher, Robert Hindsman, & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Mira Hirsch, Catherine Dee Holly, Elizabeth Horn, BJ Hughes, Jenna Jackson, Administrative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Jones Rachel Jones, Carole Kaboya, Ameenah Kaplan, Ashe Kazanjian, Adam King, David Kote, LeeAnna Lambert, Clayton Landey, Bethany Lind Mendenhall, Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Nicole Livieratos, Amy Lucas, Barry Stewart Mann, Cara Mantella, Gloria Martin, Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Buckley Mari Martinez, Patrick McColery, Bryan Mercer, Karin Mervis, Sarah Newby Halicks, Rosemary Newcott, Donal Noonan, Lee Nowell, Teundras Oaks, Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Mary Emily O’Bradovich, Lee Osorio, Brooke Owens, Jeremiah Parker Hobbs, Institute Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Tafee Patterson, Kelsey Poole, J.L. Reed, Gabriella Rosado, Julissa Sabino, Manager of Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis Viviana Sawyer, Linda Sherbert, David Sterritt, Jasmine Thomas, Education Customer Service Associates . . . . . . . . Nicole Kang, Tiffany Porter Ebony Tucker, Mark Valdez, Jose Vasquez, Amanda Wansa Morgan, Camp Coordinator & Family Programs Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle McGill Rachel Wansker, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Caitlyn Weaver, Communications Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J. Noble Katy Whitson, Vallea Woodbury, Melissa Word Education Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Bunch Education Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Geter Teen Ensemble Members . . . . . Austin Anderson, Gillian Baker, Laughton Berry, Tyler Bey, Caroline Caden, Amiel Djoume, Kalonjee Gallimore, Travis Harper, Teaching Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Amato, Ricardo Aponte, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Jared Brodie, Chelsea Brown, Danye Brown, Laila Henderson, Skylar Hensley, Jalexis James, Daisy Jinadu, Barbara Kincaid, Kati-Grace Brown, Lon Bumgarner, Kevin Bunch, Kirstin Calvert, Kara Cantrell, Joshua Lelonek, Marshall Mabry, Geordyn Marks, Taylor McKinney, Katie Causey, Greg Changnon, Hannah Chatham, Hannah Church, Steve Coulter, William Milhouse, Jordan Powell, Adirah Robinson, Kellie Rodriquez, Megan Cramer, Nakeisha Daniel, Ben Davis, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, Emmanuel Rojas, Monique Schloss, Stella Storino, Ever Taylor Phillip DePoy, Jorge Donoso, John Doyle, Rachael Endrizzi, Jessica Espinoza, Hao Feng, Shelby Folks, Sharon Foote, Daryl Funn, Allison Gardner, MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Off-Site Season Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donya K. Washington Assistant Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emika Abe Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Manager of Information Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hubbert Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadeja Moton Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick Myers Administration/Education Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Collins Goss Development Managers, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . Megan DeWitt Smith, Julianne Gambert Development Coordinator, Board Relations & Special Events . . . Lindsay Ridgeway

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Marketing Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Boatright Brand Marketing Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holland Baird Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Content Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Patron Experience Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Brand Marketing Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Madden Digital Media Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Maley Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Sales & Revenue Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Pinckney Group Services Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn Rick Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Community Engagement Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Winn Lead House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Destiny Stancil Assistant House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Parker House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Ken McNeil, Brittany Smith, Sarah Wallis


Al Taylor, What Are You Looking At?

AS FEATURED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES | HIGH MUSEUM OF ART | HIGH.ORG PREMIER EXHIBITION SERIES PARTNER

SUPPORT IS PROVIDED BY

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

EXHIBITION SERIES SPONSORS

Sarah Eby-Ebersole and W. Daniel Ebersole

PREMIER EXHIBITION SERIES SUPPORTERS Anne Cox Chambers Foundation The Antinori Foundation Ann and Tom Cousins Sarah and Jim Kennedy Jane and Hicks Lanier Louise Sams and Jerome Grilhot

CONTRIBUTING EXHIBITION SERIES SUPPORTERS: Barbara and Ron Balser, Corporate Environments, Peggy Foreman, James F. Kelly Charitable Trust, Jane Smith Turner Foundation, The Lubo Fund, Margot and Danny McCaul, and Joyce and Henry Schwob. GENEROUS SUPPORT IS ALSO PROVIDED BY The Alfred and Adele Davis Exhibition Endowment Fund, Anne Cox Chambers Exhibition Fund, Barbara Stewart Exhibition Fund, Dorothy Smith Hopkins Exhibition Endowment Fund, Eleanor McDonald Storza Exhibition Endowment Fund, Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, Helen S. Lanier Endowment Fund, Howell Exhibition Fund, and John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Exhibition Endowment Fund. Al Taylor (American,1948–1999), Odd Vows, 1988, The Estate of Al Taylor, Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London. © The Estate of Al Taylor.

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