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When I was four, my dream was to be a dog. To be a dog and play all day. When my preschool teacher encouraged me to come up with a more logical plan for my life, my heart broke. I’m not quite sure I’ve dreamed as wildly ever since. Until I met Maira Kalman’s glorious beat poet dog, Max, and his cast of “crazy nut” friends. Here was a story unabashedly celebrating dreamers. The wilder the dream, the better. Just because you happen to be a dog is no reason not to dream about being a poet. In Paris. Just because you happen to work at a diner is no reason not to dream about architectural wonders that defy the laws of gravity. Maira’s work invites all of us to rekindle the imaginative dreams that come so naturally to little ones. She is also that rare artist who changes the very way we look at the world. Because of Maira’s work, I look closer. At dogs. At trees. At all of the fascinating people that populate our city. Her work invites us to look closer and appreciate the artistry behind even the most neglected of objects—a bar of soap, say, a closet, or Strunk & White’s classic guide to grammar, The Elements of Style. Our play, Max Makes a Million, is being produced in collaboration with the High Museum’s breathtaking exhibition The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children, which gives you the chance to experience her marvelous work in person. The chance to contemplate the artistry inherent in the everyday. To dream. So, thank you, Maira, for encouraging all of us to dream beyond what seems logical. Speaking of audacious dreams, once we decided to adapt Max Makes a Million for the stage, we dreamed about who would be the perfect lead artist for the project. Dreaming beyond what seemed possible, we asked Liz Diamond (who, when not directing around the world, chairs the Directing M.F.A. program at the Yale School of Drama). That an artist of her caliber is creating work for families in Atlanta speaks volumes about Liz’s creative spirit as well as the Alliance Theatre’s wholehearted commitment to producing world class theater for all ages. And of course, it reminds us of the value of dreaming big. Thank you, Liz, and thank you, Maira, for making these dreams come true. Ha! Christopher Moses Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director

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It’s a Bow-WOW Summer With the debut of Max Makes a Million, the Alliance Theatre celebrates the work of Maira Kalman and her popular storybook pooch Story by Julie Bookman | Photos by A’riel Tinter

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Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director Christopher Moses, Costume Designer Fabian Fidel Aguilar, and Actor Ann Marie Gideon on the first day of rehearsals of Alliance Theatre’s 2019/20 world premiere production Max Makes a Million

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mpty your head and walk around the block. Take delight in the unexpected. Choose to be curious, forever open to possibilities. Don’t fret so much if you don’t know something; it might be better to jump in not knowing everything. Find your way by working hard. Believe that you can do something and you probably can — and will! The books illustrated (and often also written) by Maira Kalman over the last three decades are filled with such notions. Settle down with a Maira Kalman storybook and you’re sure to come away with a sense of positivity. Her 18 books for kids (and about a dozen more for adults) are filled with light, color, hope, happiness, crazy characters, and wonderfully expressive, quirky artwork. This summer marks the fifth consecutive year that the Alliance Theatre and the High Museum of Art have joined forces to celebrate one prominent children’s book talent. Each effort has included a staged play for family audiences spun from a children’s book by the artist (like 2015’s Knuffle Bunny, by Mo Willems) combined with a special exhibit of that artist’s work. ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Actor Ann Marie Gideon and Choreographer Emily Coates; costume rendering of Max; Actors Tony Manna, Amy Duffy and Juan Carlos Unzueta

This year, The Pursuit of Everything: Maira Kalman’s Books for Children opens June 22 and continues through Sept. 15 at the High Museum of Art. In conjunction, the Alliance Theatre presents Max Makes a Million, which is based on Kalman’s jaunty 1990 picture book of the same title. Liz Diamond, who directs the Alliance production in which five actors play multiple roles, is responsible for the stage adaptation. What are the author’s hopes and dreams for a show that revolves around the zany world of Max, a canine with the big dream of being a poet living in Paris? “Every book I have ever written and painted was in some way meant to be a musical,” says Kalman. “So this is not a dream come true, but a reality come true. I know that it will be fantastic. Smart and funny. I can’t wait to see it.” Original music and orchestrations for Max are by Atlanta’s Justin Ellington, a versatile Grammy Award-winning musician, composer, and sound designer who has worked with acclaimed artists and many of the top theater companies in the country. Kalman was born in Tel Aviv and raised in the Bronx from age four. Her body of work — both the fanciful wordplay and the art — is widely adored for its sly and seamless blend of heart, whimsy, energy, and sophistication. Among her standout titles are Stay Up Late, inspired by David Byrne’s famous Talking Heads song (1985); Next Stop Grand Central (1999); Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey (2002); 13 Words (in 2010 with Lemony Snicket); and four more books 8 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG


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starring Max the dog. She has also penned pictorial essays for The New York Times and is responsible for many New Yorker magazine covers, including the famous 2001 map known as “New Yorkistan,” a response to 9/11 (created with Rick Meyerowitz). The excitement over all that a bustling city offers abides throughout Kalman’s books. Yes, Max yearns to get to Paris, but he’s still nuts about his New York City home. In the book, it’s “that crazy quivering wondering wild city … a shimmering stimmering triple-decker sandwich kind of city.” If you’re already familiar with the Max Makes a Million picture book, it should seem downright impossible to imagine any stage piece that won’t be an ear-to-ear, tail-wagging grin. “Do you think it’s easy for a dog to pack a small brown suitcase, put on a beret, and hop on a plane?” Max asks at the start of his tale. “Ha!” Max Makes a Million is filled with terrifically kooky characters, from Baby Henry, owner of Baby Henry’s Candy Shop, to Bruno, an artist who paints invisible paintings in the studio he shares with Max. “Everything I write has some basis in fact,” Kalman says. One of her favorite activities is wandering around the city, collecting material “just by looking at things. “Walking in a park is the great joy and consolation of life. Walking and looking at trees. Listening to the birds. Watching people walk by. Walking leads to an empty brain. An empty brain leaves space for new ideas. A beautiful situation.” 10 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG


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Is Kalman also a dreamer and a poet like her beloved Max? “Yes. Fortunately, my mother never stopped me from daydreaming. The crucial time of a brain unfettered and alive.” Her late mother, Sara Berman, whom she honored with the adult publication Sara Berman’s Closet, opened the door wide for Kalman to find her path as an inimitable artistic force. Kalman’s childhood was filled with books, concerts, plays, and museums, and she was left to soak it all in without having to be tested. She grew up in “a delightfully cultured house with no oppressive expectations,” and felt free to not take things too seriously. At a young age, Kalman believed in herself – something that has carried her far. “The most important things are patience and perseverance,” she says. “You have to find your own style. Your own voice. Your own way. It is really about being yourself. Though that takes many years of work and searching. “But the important thing is not to give up on it.” What does Kalman hope kids — and grownups — will hold in their heads and hearts after seeing Max Makes a Million? “A chipper mood. A song in the heart. A lightness of step,” she says. “A sense of joy, fun, wonder, humanism, inspiration.”

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Charles Mingus Jr, 1922 – 1979 Jazz double bassist, pianist, and composer “Jazz is the language of emotions.”

The Beat Generation By Hershey Millner, Artistic Associate

In the 1950’s, New York City was the home of a seismic shift in literature, music, and visual art. Beat poetry was born, Jazz was flourishing, and artists of all disciplines were challenging the establishment and themselves. This “jumping, jazzy city” is also the home of our protagonist, Max. New York’s rich artistic history inspires his work and shapes his world as he struggles to make his dreams a reality. The “beat” in beat poetry evoked multiple and sometimes contradictory meanings – to be beaten down, to be beatific, and the beat beneath the music. Beat poets were anticonformist and rejected standard literary form. Their poems were often rhythmic, provocative, and utilized a stream-ofconsciousness technique of writing. Romare Bearden, 1911 – 1988 Painter, Collagist, Author “You don’t paint what you see, you paint what you feel.”

Jazz visionary Charles Mingus Jr. applied a similar philosophy to his music. He championed “spontaneous composition” – music performed from a sudden natural impulse without planning or premeditation. His record label, Debut Records, showcased new musicians and produced some of the best live jazz recordings of the era. Visual artist Romare Bearden challenged conventional norms with his vivid and striking work that placed African American imagery in the context of the universal experience.

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Jack Kerouac, 1922 – 1969 Author of “On the Road” “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.”

In addition, he founded Cinque Gallery as an exhibition space for other marginalized artists. Although he is best known for his collages, Bearden also mastered painting, drawing, and songwriting in his lifetime. Max’s dream is to live in Paris, a pivotal place for many of the artists that came before him. In 1950, Bearden studied at the University of Paris and spent seven months enraptured with the city. Jazz legends who worked with Mingus Jr., like Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie, went on to experience great success overseas with French audiences. Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, leaders of the beat movement, congregated in Hotel Rachou (now known as the Beat Hotel) to collaborate with fellow poets and debate creative ideas. “Wonderful ideas can come from anywhere,” but Paris has a special pull on our lucky dog and the artists who made that pilgrimage before him.

Allen Ginsberg, 1926 – 1997 Author of “Howl” “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.”

Max the beat-poet and Bruno the painter of invisible paintings would have fit right in with this community of artists and are modern additions to their legacy. As Max states, “This book is about dreamers. Wishful thinkers. Dreamy blinkers. Crazy nuts.” Who could have asked for a better dog to keep the beat going and the words flowing? May we all live by our dreams, just like Max. ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM 15


onstage and off Adapter & Director Liz Diamond shares her vision for Max Makes a Million We asked Adapter & Director Liz Diamond to share a few details about what she envisions for her adaptation of Maira Kalman’s one-of-a-kind book, Max Makes a Million. Here’s what she had to say: In this show, New York itself is a main character: a cacophonous, crazy kaleidescope of 8 million dreamers from all over the world. And at the heart of it, is our poet dog, Max, the most ardent dreamer of all. Whenever Max steps out into the city in our show, its colors and noise engulf him; he merges into its chaos until suddenly he snaps back into focus as he finds himself waiting in an orderly pack for a red light to turn green, or tucked into a tidy lunch counter, or entombed in an empty elevator. Our show aims to generate these little moments of life the way Kalman floats them from her pages, beautiful, individual, and vitally important lives constantly dissolving and recombining in the big city, making the whole of it a jazzy poem of life. Recombining elements is basic to the way an artist works – a jazz musician, a painter, a dancer, a poet. All are taking in the world and expressing their experience of it with the elements unique to their art, playfully recombining them to tell their special story their way. This is what Max is learning to do with words, and it is what we are trying to do with all the elements of theatre in bringing his story to life onstage. Making a work of theatre of Maira’s wonderful book is so much fun because her books are themselves so theatrical. Her words dance on the page, her cityscapes explode with color, and her characters are so delightfully idiosyncratic and human (especially Max the dog!). Maira’s world is a world, as Max says, of crazy dreamers. It’s the way New York feels to me – surreal, wild, an illogical frenzy of sensation and movement and noise, and, at the same time, full of the most uncanny little moments of individual beauty, of life. 16 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG


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

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY

LIZ DIAMOND

BASED ON THE BOOK BY

MAIRA KALMAN ORIGINAL MUSIC & ORCHESTRATIONS BY

JUSTIN ELLINGTON

SCENIC DESIGN

LOUISA THOMPSON

COSTUME DESIGN

FABIAN FIDEL AGUILAR

CHOREOGRAPHY

LIGHTING DESIGN

LIZ LEE

MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR

EMILY COATES

ERIC BAUMGARTNER

CASTING

SOUND DESIGN

CLAY BENNING PROJECTION DESIGN

MIKE TUTAJ

STAGE MANAGER

JODY FELDMAN

LIZ CAMPBELL DIRECTED BY

LIZ DIAMOND ALLIANCE FAMILY SERIES SPONSORED BY

This production is supported in part by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle.


CAST * SHELLI DELGADO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marlene/Sam/New Yorkers/Parisian * THOMAS NEAL ANTWON GHANT . . . . . . Bruno/Maurice Chagall/Laura/New Yorkers/Parisian * ANN MARIE GIDEON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max * TONY MANNA . . . . . . . . Morris/Baby Henry/Leon Kampinsky/Ivan Kaslinksy/Parisian/New Yorker * DIANY RODRIGUEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ida/Princess Lenina/New Yorkers/Parisian UNDERSTUDIES AMY DUFFY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Marlene/Sam/New Yorkers/Parisian HANNAH GARMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ida/Princess Lenina/New Yorkers/Parisian CODY EVAN JONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruno/Maurice Chagall/Laura/New Yorkers/Parisian MELANIE SHEAHAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Max JUAN CARLOS UNZUETA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Morris/Baby Henry/Leon Kampinsky/ Ivan Kaslinsky/Parisian/New Yorkers MUSICIANS ERIC BAUMGARTNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conductor/Musician Q ROBINSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Drums JORDAN SHALHOUP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saxophone STAGE MANAGEMENT * LIZ CAMPBELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager ALLISON KELLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant GABRIELLE SCOTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Intern * ANN MARIE GIDEON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager

PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE SHELLI DELGADO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dance Captain GREG MATTESON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Music Assistant/Rehearsal Sub/Copyist FOR THIS PRODUCTION STEVE JORDAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer KATE LUCIBELLA, WILLIE PARKS, HAYLEE SCOTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Operations EMMA MOULEDOUX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Mixer HOLLY O’REAGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deck Sound NIKI TRAXLER AND MARY TORRES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe

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The Alliance Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. The Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and is a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences (ASSITEJ/USA), The Atlanta Coalition of Theatres, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Midtown Alliance. Photos may be taken in the theater before the performance, during intermission, and following the performance. If you share your photos, please credit the designers. Photos, videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited, is a violation of United States Copyright Law, and is an actionable Federal Offense.

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profiles SHELLI DELGADO (Marlene/Sam/New Yorkers/ Parisian, Dance Captain) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance. Past Alliance credits include A Christmas Carol, Tiger Style! and Theatre for the Very Young shows Little Raindrop Songs and Dinosaur!. Recent regional credits: A Doll’s House, Part 2; The Crucible*; RENT (Actor’s Express, *Suzi Bass Award for Featured Actress); Hamlet (Atlanta Shakespeare Company); Much Ado About Nothing (Warehouse Theatre); Into the Woods; Don’t Dress for Dinner; 4000 Miles; Mary Poppins; Les Misérables (Aurora Theatre); Sense & Sensibility (Synchronicity Theatre); Grease; Miss Saigon (Serenbe Playhouse). TV: “The Vampire Diaries.” Love to Mom and Papa.

TONY MANNA (Morris/Baby Henry/Leon Kampinsky/Ivan Kaslinksy/Parisian/New Yorker) makes his Alliance debut. New York credits include These Paper Bullets! (Atlantic Theater), Timon of Athens (Public Theater), and The Hasty Heart (Keen Company), among others. Regionally, he’s appeared at Yale Repertory Theatre, the Geffen Playhouse, the Westport Country Playhouse, and, most recently, Arena Stage in the world premiere of Kleptocracy. Television credits include “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon), “Maniac” (Netflix), “Z: The Beginning of Everything” (Amazon), “Elementary” (CBS), and “The Exorcist” (FOX). He is a member of New Neighborhood and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. tonymanna.com

THOMAS NEAL ANTWON GHANT (Bruno/Maurice Chagall/Laura/New Yorkers/ Parisian) is excited to once again return to the Alliance. Alliance credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Native Guard, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Other regional credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Our Town; and One Man, Two Guvnors. Neal received Suzi Bass awards for best featured actor and best actor for his role in Race.

DIANY RODRIGUEZ (Ida/ Princess Lenina/New Yorkers/ Parisian) Notable ATL credits: Nick’s Flamingo Grill, Abigail/1702, Between Riverside and Crazy, Exit Strategy, In the Heights, Significant Other, Informed Consent, Hands on a Hardbody, Homers, Bull Durham: The Musical, Rocky Horror Show, In Love and Warcraft, Zorro: The Musical, Into the Woods (x2), The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, August: Osage County. Notable regional credits: Carrie: A Comedy (Sue), Marvelous Wonderettes (Suzy), Fame (Carmen). Tours: Rent (Mark’s Mom/US Mimi), Dora the Explorer (Dora). Off-Broadway: Soul Kitchen (Sangita), Shlomo (Anjia/Ruth). TV/film: “Dynasty,” “Lodge 49,” “Stan Against Evil.” Coming up: HBO’s “The Outsider.” Thank you, people I love, I love you.

ANN MARIE GIDEON (Max, Assistant Stage Manager) is delighted to be back at the Alliance. Atlanta theatre credits include Perfect Arrangement (Theatrical Outfit); Edward Foote, The Geller Girls, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, A Christmas Carol, The Temple Bombing (Alliance Theatre); Hamlet; One Man, Two Guvnors; As You Like It; Noises Off; Shrew: The Musical, Much Ado About Nothing; Metamorphoses (Georgia Shakespeare); Time Stands Still (Horizon Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire (Serenbe Playhouse). TV: “The Resident.” Audiobook Narrator. B.F.A., University of Memphis. Proud member of Actors’ Equity & SAG/AFTRA. All my love to Joe, Jack, & Liza.

AMY DUFFY (U/S Marlene/ Sam/New Yorkers/Parisian) is grateful to make her Alliance debut. A proud alum of Aurora Theatre’s apprentice company with credits there including Men with Money; Beat Bugs-A Musical Adventure; Be Here Now; A Doll’s House, Part 2; and Christmas Canteen. Other credits: The Fireflies (Czech Republic), Dearly Departed (Howmet Playhouse), Godspell, Doubt, bash (Theater-on-the-Side), and A Chorus Line, Oklahoma! (Bush Theatre). Trap Door Improv. CMU. Love to the Duffy Family. Thank you for coming! @amyelizabethduffy

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profiles HANNAH GARMON (U/S Ida/Princess Lenina/New Yorkers/ Parisian) is thrilled to be making her Alliance debut! Recent credits: Elf The Musical (City Springs); You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Marietta Theatre Company); Les Misérables; Seussical Jr (The Performer’s Warehouse); The Little Mermaid (Bigfork Summer Playhouse); Oklahoma! (CCU); (Choreographer). B.F.A Musical Theatre Coastal Carolina University. She would also like to thank her family, friends, and God for all of their love and support. @hannahgarmon CODY EVAN JONES (U/S Bruno/Maurice Chagall/Laura/ New Yorkers/Parisian) is excited to make his Alliance Theatre debut! He is a recent graduate of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and Aurora Theatre Apprentice Company. Atlanta credits: Disney’s Newsies, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure, and the world premiere of Men With Money (Aurora Theatre). Many thanks to friends and family for their unending support, to Jody for the opportunity, and the entire creative team for bringing this wonderful story to life. MELANIE SHEAHAN (U/S Max) is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia and of Aurora Theatre’s 2019 Apprentice Company. She is thrilled to make her Alliance debut! Recent credits: A Doll’s House, Part 2; Newsies; Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure; The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Aurora Theatre). Melanie is represented by People Store Talent Agency. Lots of love to her incredibly supportive family and friends. JUAN CARLOS UNZUETA (Morris/Baby Henry/Leon Kampinsky/Ivan Kaslinsky/ Parisian/New Yorkers) Atlanta credits: In the Heights (Aurora Theatre, Theatrical Outfit), The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Aurora Theatre; Suzi Award TYA Production), País de Bicicleta (Aurora Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors, Merrily We Roll Along in Concert (Actor’s Express), Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Theatrical 22 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

Outfit), Freaky Friday (Horizon Theatre), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Zero Circle Theatre Co.), Songs for a New World (BUICEntennial Productions). Other favorite credits include The Light in the Piazza (Fabrizio); Beauty and the Beast (LeFou); Pippin (Pippin); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Mitch); and Tick, Tick... BOOM! (Jonathan). 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. LIZ DIAMOND (Adapter & Director) is the Resident Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, Chair of Directing at Yale School of Drama, and directs new and classical plays at theatres across the United States. Liz has directed premieres of works by playwrights including Octavio Solis, Marcus Gardley, Nilo Cruz, and Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney. Her long-term collaboration with playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, begun in 1988, includes award winning productions of The America Play, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Betting on the Dust Commander, Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom, and Father Comes Home From the Wars. Classical and modern productions include works by Brecht, Stravinsky, Strindberg, Racine, Molière, Shakespeare, and Euripides. Liz has been awarded the OBIE and the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Direction, and serves on the Executive Board of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Liz is currently developing a new project with actor and playwright Anna Deavere Smith. JUSTIN ELLINGTON (Original Music/ Orchestrations) is elated to return to the Alliance Theatre with this production of Max Makes A Million. Alliance TYA credits: Androcles and The Lion, Ferdinand the Bull, Real Tweenagers of Atlanta, and many more! Broadway credits: Other Desert Cities (Lincoln Center). Off-Broadway credits: Mrs. Murray’s


profiles Menagerie (ArsNova), The House That Will Not Stand, Fetch Clay Make Man (New York Theatre Workshop), He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box, The Winter’s Tale (Theatre for a New Audience). Additional credits: Father Comes Home from the Wars, How to Catch Creation, Until The Flood (Goodman Theater), Familiar (Steppenwolf Theatre), The Comedy of Errors (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), As You Like It (Stratford Shakespeare Festival), The American Clock (The Old Vic). Awards: Grammy Award, ASACP Award, Obie Award. ERIC BAUMGARTNER (Music Director/ Pianist/Conductor) holds degrees in jazz studies from Berklee College of Music and DePaul University. He is thrilled to be returning to the Alliance after playing keyboard for Ever After. Other Atlanta-based theatrical work includes productions with The Center for Puppetry Arts, Clayton State University, Actor’s Express, Atlanta Jewish Academy, The Lovett School, Gainesville Theatre Alliance and Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Eric works as a composer, arranger and clinician for the Hal Leonard Corporation. He has dozens of published piano works including the popular Jazz Piano Basics series. As a clinician he has conducted piano teacher workshops throughout the US, Australia, England, Canada and Germany. Eric is the principle pianist for the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. He also enjoys rockin’ the keyboards with the the bands Yacht Rock Schooner and A1A. EMILY COATES (Choreographer) is an award-winning dancer & choreographer (New York City Ballet, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Twyla Tharp, Yvonne Rainer). Recent commissions and venues: Incarnations (2017) and A History of Light (2018) both at Danspace Project, New York City; Works & Process at the Guggenheim; Wadsworth Atheneum; University of Chicago. Theater credits include Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale (2014, 2019, dir. Liz Diamond); The Square Root of Three Sisters (2016, dir. Dmitry Krymov). Coauthor with Sarah Demers of Physics & Dance (Yale University Press, 2019). She directs the dance studies concentration at Yale University, where she is associate professor in Theater and Performance Studies and in Directing at Yale School of Drama. 24 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

LOUISA THOMPSON (Scenic Designer) is a designer and a creator of theatrical work for young audiences. She received the 2019 Obie award for Sustained Excellence as a Set Designer. She created Washeteria, a sitespecific all-age event that featured the work of Cesar Alvarez and Charise Castro-Smith and New Victory Theatre LabWorks participant. In addition to the 18 years she has taught at Hunter College, she has designed for a variety of theatres: Signature Theatre, Elevator Repair Service, Soho Repertory Theatre, The Play Company, Target Margin Theater, Clubbed Thumb, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Theatreworks USA, Playwrights Horizons, The Foundry Theater Company. Regional credits: The White Heron Theatre; Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Center Theatre Group, Arden Theatre, Bard Summerscape, The McCarter Theatre, The Papermill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse; The Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis. Louisa received a 2018 Lucille Lortel Award for her Set Design of In The Blood at Signature Theatre. She has degrees from Rhode Island School of Design (B.F.A.) and Yale School of Drama (M.F.A.) and is an Associate Professor in the Hunter College Department of Theatre. FABIAN FIDEL AGUILAR (Costume Designer) Alliance Theatre: Winnie the Pooh. Fabian attended Yale University and Boston University to pursue theatrical costume design. Design credits include In the Heights, Man of La Mancha, Romeo and Juliet (Westport Country Playhouse), safeword. (Midnight Theatricals), Recent Alien Abductions (The Play Company); Fabian assisted Cathy Zuber on Socrates (The Public) and Porgy and Bess (The MET), ¡Bienvenidos Blancos! or Welcome White People! (Team Sunshine, Philadelphia), A View from the Bridge, and Seven Spots on the Sun (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). Set and costume credits include The War Boys (East coast premiere), Sotto Voce (Portland Stage), Midsummer, The Moors (Yale Repertory Theatre world premiere), and He Left Quietly (Toronto). While in Boston he worked for various theatres, conservatories, and universities including American Repertory Theater, Boston Ballet, Moscow Ballet, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, and others. In his spare time, Fabian likes to paint watercolors or urban sketch.


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profiles LIZ LEE (Lighting Designer) always enjoys her work with the Alliance. Her previous designs include Goodnight, Tyler; Sheltered; Hand to God; Too Heavy for Your Pocket; Ugly Lies the Bone; Ethel; The C.A. Lyons Project; Steel Magnolias; In Love & Warcraft; The Whipping Man; God of Carnage; Sleuth; Cuttin’Up; Tick, Tick … Boom!; and Top Dog/Under Dog. Based in Atlanta, she was producer at the Center for Puppetry Arts for 20 years and continues as their resident lighting designer, most recently designing Beauty and the Beast and Harold and the Purple Crayon. CLAY BENNING (Sound Designer) has been the Alliance’s resident sound designer for 18 years and has designed more than 100 productions for the Alliance, including 29 world premieres, 31 musicals and 28 Theatre for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Hospice, Winnie the Pooh, Native Guard and Candide. He’s also done design work 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. Clay 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. MIKE TUTAJ (Projection Designer) returns to the Alliance Theatre after having designed projections for Ride the Cyclone in 2019. He has designed previous iterations of Ride the Cyclone at ACT Theatre (Seattle), MCC Theater (New York), and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Based in Chicago, Mike has designed for theatre and live performance for over 15 years. To learn more about his work and find a list of credits visit his website, miketutaj. com. Mike is the recipient of five Joseph Jefferson Awards and the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award in 2012. He is an artistic associate with TimeLine Theatre and teaches projection design at Columbia College Chicago.

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LIZ CAMPBELL (Stage Manager) Recent Alliance credits include The Wizard of Oz; A Christmas Carol; Paige in Full; Winnie the Pooh; The Jungle Book; 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; and Charlotte’s Web. Local credits include The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Ragtime, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Book of Will, Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces, and Big River (Theatrical Outfit). Campbell holds a BFA in theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie. 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 collaborative productions as well as commercial partnerships on such projects as The Prom; Tuck Everlasting; 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 world premieres by such writers as Pearl Cleage, Janece Shaffer, former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Stephen King, John Mellencamp and Kristian Bush. She has directed nationally at the Goodman Theatre, 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 and is a past president of the


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profiles board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field. She is a trustee of Denison University and a member of the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors. 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 Pussycat 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. While at the Alliance, Schleifer has led the 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 is proud to have started the Alliance’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and to serve on the League of Resident Theatre’s Equity, Diversity and 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. Schleifer 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. JODY FELDMAN (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. Feldman is the Allliance’s producer and casting director. She joined the company in 1991 as casting director. 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 by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris 28 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

by Pearl Cleage, Broke and Troubadour by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competitionwinning 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.


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Your story. Your stage. We’ve invited artists, friends, and family to share why the Alliance is important to them. We asked Oglethorpe student D’Zerrea Richarte to respond to the themes of the play and to reflect on the importance of having dreams. After working so hard with passion, everyone deserves a chance to reach their dreams. Sometimes, it may seem that a dream won’t become a reality when there are no positive outcomes that follow. In Max Makes a Million, Max exemplifies a model dreamer who is resilient through all obstacles. Old or young, everyone can smile and laugh as Max shares how his dreams come true. When I first read Max Makes a Million, I could not help but remember when my dreams became a reality. After months of studying and working hard, I was able to finally reach my dream of studying abroad in England at Oxford University. Much like Max, I finally had the chance to see a world that I’d only dreamt of. I had the chance to write about and study plays I wouldn’t have come across otherwise. This play is for “Dreamers. Wishful thinkers. (And) Dreamy blinkers.” Nothing makes a dreamer happier than making a dream a reality. Whether you want to see the world or publish your book, never stop dreaming. — D’Zerrea Richarte Oglethorpe Intern

Synopsis … Beat-poet dog Max Stravinsky is on a quest to get to Paris, but because he cannot sell his poems, he has no money to travel. So instead, right in his hometown of NYC, Max and his wishful thinking friends dare to dream beyond what seems possible.

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about the alliance theatre Now in its 51st season, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance received the Regional Theatre Tony AwardŽ for sustained excellence in programming, education, and community engagement. In January 2019, the Alliance opened its new, state-of-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 productions including nine that have transferred to Broadway. The Alliance education department reaches 90,000 students annually through performances, classes, camps, and in-school initiatives designed to support teachers and enhance student 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 leadership we employ, and audiences 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.

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board of directors officers

Chair Lila Hertz Immediate Past Chairs Anne Kaiser and Hala Moddelmog Secretary Benny Varzi 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* Miles Cook Leigh Ann Costley Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs Howard Feinsand* Bill Freitag Richard Goerss* Kim Greene Pat Gunning Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter* Erika James Sam Johnson

Anne Kaiser* John Keller Andjela Kessler^ Lauren Kiefer Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Alan McKeon* Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog* Phil Moïse* Maureen Morrison Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli Jamal Powell Helen Smith Price Asif Ramji Danielle Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Matthew Richburg Maurice Rosenbaum E. Kendrick Smith Karen Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker Rosemarie Thurston Benny Varzi* Rebekah Wasserman Glenn Weiss Cynthia Widner Wall Todd Zeldin

advisory board

Advisory Board Co-Chairs Laura Hardman* Phil Moïse* Alexander Acosta Andrew Agan Chris Ahrenkiel Carrie Ashbee Farideh Azadi Kamau Bobb Jericho Brown Sarah Mercer Chatel Nisha Choksi Farah Clerveau Ezra Cohen Velma Cowen Tilley Gail Crowder Makeba Dixon-Hill Jason Feldman Nathan Flint Karen Foster Ashby Fox Patsy Garrett Karen Gentry Sarah Frances Giovino Henry Gonzalez Hari Gopal Kimberley J. Hale Elizabeth Hall Nancy Halwig Wendy L. Heckelman Jason Hoch Jim Issa Karl Jennings Michael Kaluzny Gloria Kantor Helen Kim Ho Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy Mark Lee Quinn Leoni Andra London Carolina Margarella Darryal McCullough Carol Meadows Dedi Mohr Michelle Morgan Deborah G. Neese Joan Netzel Andisheh Nouraee Ade Oguntoye Gail O’Neill

Michael Parver Hetal Patel Kathy Portnoy Shannon Price Kat Reynolds Jason Rhoades Robyn S. Roberts Amanda Shailendra Jibran Shermohammed Robert D. Simmermon Christie Sithiphone Nicola Smith Charles Stephens Jennifer Streeter Mark E. Swinton Chuck Taylor Yvette Thomas-Henry Hilda Tompkins Nse Ufot Roxanne Varzi Diletha E. Waldon Charmaine Ward Ben Warshaw Arlene Warshaw Gould * E xecutive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio

volunteer leadership

President, STARS Jane Morgan 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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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.

$1 Million +

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The Coca-Cola Company

Anonymous The Allstate Foundation Alston & Bird Aon Thalia & Michael C Carlos Foundation Cartoon Network Eversheds Sutherland Fleetcor Georgia Council for the Arts Jones Day The Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation KBM Foundation Northside Hospital Osiason Educational Foundation Redline Property Partners, LP Rotary Education Foundation of Atlanta Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Worldpay US, Inc.

$500,000+ The SKK Foundation

$250,000+ Anonymous The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pussycat Foundation The Rich Foundation

$100,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Frederic R. Coudert Foundation Delta Air Lines, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation The Kendeda Fund Shubert Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Turner The David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund

$50,000+ AT&T R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Fulton County Board of Commissioners Kaiser Permanente The Zeist Foundation

$25,000+ Camp-Younts Foundation Carter’s Charitable Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Edgerton Foundation First Data Corporation Georgia-Pacific Georgia Natural Gas Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Imlay Foundation Macy’s MAP Fund Moxie National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust Publix Super Markets Charities Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation

$5,000+ Anonymous Augustine Foundation George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta John and Mary Franklin Foundation Mary Wilmer Covey Charitable Trust Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/Northwestern Benefit/Bert and Cathy Clark Place to Perform Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Theatre Forward

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By attending our theater, you have made a powerful statement about how important the arts are to you. With the 2018/19 season, the Alliance Theatre turns 50. Help us celebrate the power of great theater for 50 years by making another statement of support louder than any standing ovation. Visit our website at alliancetheatre.org and click on Donate.


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annual fund Individual, foundation and corporate donors contribute more than $6 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 June 1 2018 - May 31, 2019 PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $500,000+ The SKK Foundation Spotlight $50,000+ The Antinori Foundation Barbara & Steve Chaddick Patty & Doug Reid Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Katie & Reade Fahs Doug & Lila Hertz Sally G. Tomlinson Chairman’s Cicle $25,000+ Ms. Stephanie Blank & Mr. David Williams Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Ann & Jeff Cramer David & Carolyn Gould Mr. & Mrs. Ted Greene Starr Moore & James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation The Naserian Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky Rosemarie & David Thurston Benny & Roxanne Varzi Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Leadership Circle $15,000+ Farideh & Al Azadi Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Roxanne & Jeffrey Cashdan Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Ellen & Howard Feinsand Doris & Matthew Geller Marsha & Richard Goerss Seth & Lisa Greenberg Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Jocelyn J. Hunter Sam & Stefanie Johnson Anne & Mark Kaiser John C. Keller Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Phil & Caroline Moïse Bob & Margaret Reiser Jane & J. Hicks Lanier Linda & Steve Selig Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Ramona & Ben White Amy & Todd Zeldin Director’s Circle $10,000+ Ms. Kristin Adams The Balloun Family Laura Brightwell Mr. & Mrs. Peter Carter LeighAnn & Chad Costley Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Bill Freitag Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Mr. Bob Jimenez Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Mr. Charles R. Kowal Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon

Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Paul Pendergrass & Margaret Baldwin Jamal & Tiffany Powell Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Radow Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Matt Richburg Mark & Linda Silberman Karen & John Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker & Delores Stephens Tim & Maria Tassopoulos Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Waffle House Susan & Tom Wardell Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Suzy Wilner Woodruff Arts Center President’s Fund BENEFACTORS $5,000 James Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Lisa & Joe Bankoff Frank Buonanotte Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Fund Ann & Jim Curry Linda & Gene Davidson Diane Durgin Eve Joy Eckardt Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Heidi & David Geller Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Goldstein Mrs. Erika James Lee Jenkins in honor of his wife Margaret Boland & Andrea Lea Jones In honor of Carol Jones David L. Kuniansky Dr. & Mrs. John Lee Daniel Marks & Keri Powell Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Raymond & Penelope McPhee Hala & Steve Moddelmog June M. Morrison Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Debbie & Lon Neese Thomas Pinckney Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Helen Smith Price Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Mr. George Russell, Jr. & Mrs. Faye Sampson-Russell Sharon & David Schachter William & Margarita Sleeper Lynne & Steve Steindel Nossi Taheri & Hope Vaziri Lynne & Steve Steindel $2,500+ Elaine & Miles Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Anonymous Ellen Arnovitz Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Dr. Deborah Baumgarten Candace & Jeff Bell Martha & Toby Brooks Ariana L. Hargrave

Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Brian & Jennifer Boutte Judge JoAnn Bowens Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Candace Carson Rita & Ralph Connell Susan & Ed Croft Marcia & John Donnell Tina & Tim Eyerly Karen Gentry Karen & Andrew Ghertner Mr. David F. Golden Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts Mr. Terrence S. Hahn & Ms. Joan Stanescu Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Dr. Wendy Heckelman Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Richard & Janice Howerton III Linda & Richard Hubert Jason & Laurie Jeffay Dr. William A. Kiser Mr. Robert R. Long & Ms. Tracy Steen Lubo Fund Kristie L. Madara Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Dedi & Julian Mohr Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Lynn & Galen Oelkers John & Helen Parker Steve & Tonya Paro Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak The Elster Foundation Shayla & Chip Rumely Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Sonny & Jeanne Seals Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Jim Shevlin Charlotte & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Kathy & Ron Tomajko Michael & June Tompkins Cynthia Widner Wall & James A. Wall Ms. Amy Winokur The Zaban Foundation John & Kathy Zamer $1,500+ Anonymous Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Mr. & Mrs. George Ajy Diane & Kent Alexander Theodore & Andrea Altholz Phyllis Kozarsky & Eliot Arnovitz Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arogeti John & Lynn Ayers Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator

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Shirley Blaine Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Melodie H. Clayton Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Brad & Sally Currey Ralph & Ree Edwards Jason & Kathy Evans Michael & Jody Feldman Mr. David Felfoldi Andrew & Wendie Fisher Dr. Karen A. Foster Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Freeman Azita & Oscar Garrett William Garrigan Warren M. Gump Allegra Lawrence-Hardy Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Debraleigh & Jonathan Jowers Mark Keiser Suzanne & Thad King Sheri & Steve Labovitz Mr. Brian Latour Dr. Roger Lewis Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Thomas Marshall Dori & Jack Miller Janice & Tom Munsterman Dennis & Debra Murphy Pete Patel Peg Petersen Bill Powers Robert & Eva Ratonyi Dr. Denise Raynor Babbitt & Reiman Advertising Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Jane & Rein Saral Mr. Jim Schroder & Morli Desai Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Schwartz Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly Jane E. Shivers Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Robert & Judith Simmermon Matt Sitler Tony Spurlin Jim & Janie Stratigos Jenny Streeter Karen & Harry Strothers Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Judith & Mark Taylor Stan & Velma Tilley Ms. Avril Vignos Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Weiss William & Nancy Yang $1,000+ Frank & Mary Anne Chew David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin Louise S. Gunn Stacia Minton Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Helen M. Regenstein Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Karen & Alex Stickney Adrienne Whitehead Lynne Winship *deceased


annual fund 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. Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Dr. & Mrs. Dewitt C. Alfred III Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Tyrone Baker Tajhiek Baoll Jill Bentley Ambassador & Mrs. Theodore R. Britton, Jr. Ms. Shirley C. Browne Dr. Deloris Bryant-Booker Mr. Jeff Burnham Mr. W. Imara Canady Mr. Joseph Cantwell Madrid Carlson Mr. William Carroll Ms. Carey M. Caudle Ms. Jacquel Chambers Mr. & Mrs. David M. Coheley Ms. Janeen Cook Elizabeth Daly Ms. Celeste Davis-Lane Derrick Doose Ms. Rhonda Dove Mr. Desmond W. Drummer Mr. Sean Erwin Caroline Evans Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Fineman Eric Fisher Ms. Marijane Fix Latanya Flynn Ms. Melia Foley Mr. Henry Frazier Lorenzo Garza Dr. Anthony Giovannitti Mrs. Leslie Graitcer Mr. Bryant D. Gresham & Mr. Alexander Bossert Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Guyton Melissa Gwinn Ms. Wynette Hammons Joanna Hanes-Lahr Penn Hansa Ms. Lindsey E. Hardegree

Mr. Warren Harper Joseph R. Hawkins Ms. Melanie Higgins Angela Hinson Mr. Mark Hoefer Ms. Becca Hogue Luke Howard Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Johnson Mr. Barnabas Kane Ms. Shannon Kavanagh Ms. Rebecca Keel & Mr. Joseph Drolet Mr. William H. Kirk Ms. Mary Alice Kirkpatrick Ms. Lisa B. Knopes Tamara Kullback Sarah Latif Mr. Brian Latour Ms. Martha LaTour & Mrs. Barbara J. McArdle Mr. S. Jarvin Levison Ms. Jeannine Lewis Mrs. Lauren Linder & Mr. Jonathan Grunberg Mr. & Mrs. Simon Londe Ms. Judith L. Lyon & Mr. Ron L. Bloom Ms. Jo Ann Mahar Jordan McDonald Ms. Megan McKnight Ms. Catherine Meeks Mr. & Mrs. James Michael Eric Myracle Barbara Naylor Ms. Mary Neal Terry Neily Jisha Obukwelu Ms. Julia Paparelli Steve & Tony Paro Nidhip Patel Adrianne Poulard Scott Price Ms. Shannon L. Price

Natascha K. Rakovec Mr. Jeffrey Raupp Tiffany Reddy Jackie Robey Mr. Howard Rowe Garey C. Rozier Ms. Brittnay Sattler & Ms. Julie McKinley Mr. & Mrs. Carl Scherer Barbara Schreiber Mr. Jim Schroder & Morli Desai Nancy Schroeder Olha Seredyuk Nicole Shepard Mr. & Mrs. E. Alan Simmons Mrs. Lisa Simon Mr. Tom Slovak & Mr. Jeffery Jones Ms. Carol Smith Ms. Janet F. Smith Sherman & Lesa Smith Mr. Will Smith Ms. Lynn Stallings Bob Stonehocker & Lisa Cichon Mrs. Jill Strickland Mr. Ben Tilley & Ms. Margo Moskowitz Mr. Jerry Tirado Anne Velez Ms. Andrea Volk Mr. Richard A. Walker Mr. Tom Warner & Mrs. Vicki Warner Ben Warshaw Mr. & Mrs. Paul Wellborn Mr. & Mrs. David D. Whitley Mr. & Ms. George A. Wieder Ms. Jennifer Williford Ms. Janice A. Wolf & Mr. M. Barry Etra Qi Yang Michelle Zinney

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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 Jamie Clements Kat Conley Patrick Conley Liz Davis Lula Dawit Collins Desselle Lynn Donoghue Christina Dresser Jody Feldman Kristin Hathaway Hansen Danielle Hicks Jim Hubbert Max Leventhal Kyle Longwell JoJasmin Lopez Suzanne Morris Christopher Moses Victor Mouledoux

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Janine Musholt Patrick Myers Rosemary Newcott J. Noble Johnnie Oliver Courtney O’Neill Willie Palmer Parks Thomas Pinckney Rebecca Pogue Mike Schleifer Amy Schwartz Doug Shipman Brian Shively Matthew Tanner Laura Thruston Brenda Turner Sarah Wallis Caitlin Way Cindy Lou Who Jackie Williams Jennifer Williford


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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 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 Jamie Clements at 404-733-4710 or Jamie.Clements@alliancetheatre.org.

Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Roland & Linda Bates Anne & Jim Breedlove Ezra Cohen Ann & Jeffrey Cramer Susan & Edward Croft Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Terry and Stacy Dietzler Diane Durgin Elizabeth Etoll Ellen & Howard Feinsand

Laura & John Hardman Nancy & Glen Hesler P.J. Younglove Hovey William Hyde Lauren & David Kiefer David Kuniansky Virginia Vann* & Ken Large Edith Love* Lauren & John McColskey Anna & Hays Mershon Caroline & Phil Moïse Winifred B. & Richard S. Myrick Victoria & Howard L. Palefsky

Jan Pomerantz Helen Regenstein Margaret & Robert Reiser Betty Blondeau-Russell Tricia & Neal Schachtel Debbie* & Charles B. Shelton III Jane E. Shivers Roger Smith & Christopher Jones* Lee Harper & Wayne Vason Terri & Rick 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 McMaster-Carr Supply Company 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 ATushers@alliancetheatre.org.

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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.

$1 MILLION+

JOY AND TONY* GREENE

$500,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2) Bank of America Chick-fil-A Foundation | Rhonda and Dan Cathy The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Mr. and Mrs.* Bradley Currey, Jr. Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation Ms. Lynn Eden Forward Arts Foundation Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation

The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Sarah and Jim Kennedy SunTrust Teammates SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust The Zeist Foundation

$400,000+ Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation

PwC, Partners & Employees

$300,000+ EY, Partners & Employees King & Spalding, Partners & Employees KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr. The Rich Foundation

The Sara Giles Moore Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc. UPS Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

$250,000+ Invesco Ltd. Victoria and Howard Palefsky Pussycat Foundation

Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot Turner

Contributions Made: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018 Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors *Deceased

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THE PATRON CIRCLE

The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions of $15,000 or more enterprise-wide.

Contributions Made: June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018 | Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | * Deceased

$200,000+ The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Beth and Tommy Holder Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Patty and Doug Reid The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation

$150,000+ Madeline and Howell E. Adams, Jr. Alston & Bird Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation Sandra and Dan Baldwin Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation / Dan W. Boone III The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund George M. Brown Trust Fund Georgia Natural Gas PNC Garnet and Dan Reardon Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richman Susan and Tom Wardell Wells Fargo

$100,000+ 1180 Peachtree Lauren Amos The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Atlantic Station Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund Barbara and Steve Chaddick Ann and Tom Cousins Crawford & Company First Data Corporation Sally and Carl Gable Georgia-Pacific Nena C. Griffith John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Foundation Jones Day Foundation & Employees Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend Merrill Lynch National Endowment for the Arts Neiman Marcus Beth and David Park Revlon, Inc. Mr. Jim Richman Judith and Mark Taylor WestRock Company The Woodruff Arts Center Employees

$75,000+ Susan and Richard Anderson Arnall Golden Gregory LLP The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Melinda and Brian Corbett Equifax Inc. Fulton County Board of Commissioners Google Mr. Kenneth Haines The Imlay Foundation Legendary Events Mr. and Mrs. Al Longman Massey Charitable Trust Merry McCleary and Ann Pasky Novelis, Inc. Publix Super Markets Charities

$50,000+ A Friend of the High Museum of Art A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aaron Aarati and Peter Alexander AT&T Bloomberg Philanthropies Mr. and Mrs. James A. Carlos Carter’s Charitable Foundation Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Sherri and Jesse Crawford DS Services Ed and Claude Fortson Charitable Trust Eversheds Sutherland Katie and Reade Fahs Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta The Fraser-Parker Foundation Mr. Martin Gatins General Electric Company Genuine Parts Company Sara Goza The Graves Foundation The Partners & Employees of GreenSky, LLC/David Zalik, CEO & Chairman/Gerry Benjamin, Vice Chairman Allison and Ben Hill Holder Construction Company The Howell Fund, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Karen and Jeb Hughes Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. JLL Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Keough Mr. Joel S. Knox and Ms. Joan Marmo Ms. Nina Lesavoy The MAGNUM Companies Morris Manning & Martin LLP The Naserian Foundation Norfolk Southern Foundation Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/ Northwestern Benefit/ Bert and Cathy Clark Mr. and Mrs. Michael Plant The Primerica Foundation R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Regions Bank Margaret and Bob Reiser

The Selig Foundation: Linda & Steve Selig and Cathy & Steve Kuranoff Mr. and Mrs. Marc Skalla Sara and Paul Steinfeld Margaret and Terry Stent Mr. Les Stumpff and Ms. Sandy Moon Mr.* and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Dr. Stephen Wells and Mr. Wil Hackman Rod Westmoreland

$25,000+ A Friend of the Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center ABM The Allstate Foundation Arby’s Foundation Spring and Tom Asher Assurant Atlanta Beverage Company Atlanta Marriott Marquis Farideh and Al Azadi The Balloun Family Barbara and Ron Balser Lisa and Joe Bankoff Anna and Ed Bastian BB&T Mr. and Mrs. Paul Bert Jane and Dameron Black Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Nancy and Kenny Blank Stephanie Blank-Jomaky BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia BNY Mellon Wealth Management The Boston Consulting Group Lee Ann and Terry Broscher Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Lucinda W. Bunnen Frances B. Bunzl/The Walter & Frances Bunzl Foundation Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Catalfano The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Colliers International Cousins Properties Ann and Jeff Cramer Erica and David Cummings Mr. and Mrs. Tye G. Darland Marcia and John Donnell Mrs. Sarah A. Eby-Ebersole and Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole Abby and Matt Echols Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Eden Ms. Angela L. Evans Ellen and Howard Feinsand Flavors Magazine Betty Sands Fuller Peggy Foreman Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Doris and Matthew Geller Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence

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L. Gellerstedt III Geographics, Inc. Georgia Council for the Arts Shearon and Taylor Glover GMT Capital Corporation Goldman Sachs Carolyn and David Gould Nancy and Holcombe Green Susan and James B. Hannan The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Nancy and Charles Harrison Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt IHG Jane and Clayton Jackson The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation Andrea and Boland Jones Anne and Mark Kaiser John C. Keller Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Klump Hank Linginfelter Livingston Foundation, Inc. Lockheed Martin Kelly Loeffler and Jeffrey Sprecher MAP Fund The Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation MaxMedia Margot and Danny McCaul Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McClain Sally and Allen McDaniel McKenney’s Inc. Mr. and Mrs. John F. McMullan MetLife The Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation Judy Zaban Miller and Lester Miller Mrs. Nancy Montgomery Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Moore Stephens Tiller Mr. and Mrs. James H. Morgens Moxie Ms. Janice Murphy* NCR Foundation Nelson Mullins Northern Trust Northside Hospital O. Wayne Rollins Foundation Lynn and Galen Oelkers Oxford Industries Martha M. Pentecost Susan and David Peterson Porsche Cars North America Alessandra and Elton Potts Printpack Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reeves Mr. and Mrs. Gregory K. Rogers


$25,000 + CONTINUED The Roy and Janet Dorsey Foundation Mary and Jim Rubright Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Saks Fifth Avenue The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation SCANA Energy Rachel and Bill Schultz Joyce and Henry Schwob Bijal Shah and Doug Shipman Mr. and Mrs. Ross Singletary II Skanska Smith & Howard, PC Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Southwire Company Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Ms. Triska Drake Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor Tents Unlimited Troutman Sanders U.S. Trust United Distributors, Inc. Mr. Brandon Verner Susie and Patrick Viguerie Kathy N. Waller Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Mr. and Mrs. Brad L. Watkins Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. Elizabeth and Chris Willett Mrs. Sue S. Williams Wilmington Trust Suzanne B. Wilner Jan and Greg Winchester Ellen and John Yates

$15,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra A Friend of the High Museum of Art A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (2) AAA Parking Kristie and Charles Abney Acuity Brands, Inc. Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward Robin Aiken and Bill Bolen Akris Mr. and Mrs. John M. Allan Allied Universal Altria Client Services, Inc. American Express Mr. James L. Anderson Yum and Ross Arnold Wendy and Neal Aronson Ms. Evelyn Ashley and Mr. Alan McKeon Juanita and Gregory Baranco Jennifer Barlament and Kenneth Potsic Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Best III Nancy and Phil Binkow Laura and Stan Blackburn The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Mrs. Stephanie Blomeyer Rita and Herschel Bloom Mr. David Boatwright Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal Lisa and Jim Boswell

The Breman Foundation, Inc. Ron and Lisa Brill Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy Camp-Younts Foundation The Capital Charities Group Companies Charitable Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Cashdan Wright and Alison Caughman CBH International, Inc. Center Family Foundation The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Choate Construction Chubb CIBC Private Wealth Management Susan and Carl Cofer Ann and Steve Collins Costco Wholesale Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram Rebecca and Chris Cummiskey Russell Currey and Amy Durrell Cheryl Davis and Kurt Kuehn Cari Dawson and John Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. DeHart Dennis Dean Catering Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr. Dewberry Capital Mr. and Mrs. William W. Dixon Suzanne and Randal Donaldson Margaret and Scott Dozier DPR Construction Diane Durgin Eagle Rock Distributing Company Mr. and Mrs. Roderick Edmond Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers and Mr. David Lile Virginia and Brent Eiland Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ely-Kelso Fifth Third Bank Jennifer and Marty Flanagan Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund Marsha and Richard Goerss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Jeannette Guarner, MD and Carlos del Rio, MD Jason and Carey Guggenheim/ Boston Consulting Group Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Joe Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harbin Bonnie and Jay Harris Mr. and Mrs. Greg Henry Mr. and Mrs. Jack K. Holland Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Bahman M. Irvani

Mr. and Mrs. E. Neville Isdell Phil and Jenny Jacobs D. Kirk and Kimberlee Jamieson Liza and Brad Jancik Lou Brown Jewell John and Mary Franklin Foundation Ann A. and Ben F. Johnson III Mary and Neil Johnson Sam Johnson Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan JP Morgan Private Bank Mr. James F. Kelley and Ms. Anne H. Morgan Philip I. Kent Kero-Jet Kimberly-Clark Malinda and David Krantz Carrie and Brian Kurlander Louise and E.T. Laird Dr. and Mrs. Scott I. Lampert James H. Landon Donna Lee and Howard Ehni Renee and Alan D. Levow Barbara W. and Bertram L. Levy Mr. Sukai Liu and Dr. Ginger J. Chen Ms. Jackie Lunan Lyft Macy’s Meghan and Clarke Magruder Dr. and Mrs. Steven Marcet Larry and Lisa Mark Ms. Barbara L. Matlock Mr. Kenneth H. and Dr. Carolyn C. Meltzer Anna and Hays Mershon Ms. Molly Minnear Hala and Steve Moddelmog Phil and Caroline Moïse Moore Colson, CPAs & Bert & Carmen Mills Morgan Stanley - Private Wealth Management Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Ms. Maripat Newington Noble Investment Group North Highland Caroline and Joe O’Donnell Gail O’Neill and Paul E. Viera Barbara and Sanford Orkin Vicki and John Palmer Karen and Richard Parker Perkins+Will Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. The Piedmont National Family Foundation Suzanne and Bill Plybon Mr. Marc Pollack and Mrs. Robin Pollack Ponce City Market Porter Novelli Public Relations Portman Holdings Sandra and Larry Prince PulteGroup, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Quinones Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson Redline Property Partners, LP Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Reisinger The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Rodbell

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Patricia and Maurice Rosenbaum Dr. and Mrs. Arnold B. Rubenstein Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres Mr. and Mrs. Derek Schiller Marci Schmerler and Walter W. Mitchell June and John Scott Seefried Industrial Properties ServiceNow Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sharbaugh Dean DuBose and Bronson Smith Mr. and Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Karen and John Spiegel Gail and Loren Starr Dr. Steven and Lynne Steindel Charlita Stephens-Walker and Delores Stephens Edward Stephenson and Mo Akbar Michelle and Stephen Sullivan Surya Synovus Mr. Hugh M. Tarbutton , Jr. Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation Lizanne Thomas and David Black Rosemarie and David Thurston Tim and Lauren Schrager Family Foundation Total Wine & More The Trillist Companies, Inc. & Yoo on the Park UBS Financial Services Inc. John and Ray Uttenhove Mr. and Mrs. K. Morgan Varner III Vine Vault Mr. and Mrs. William F. Voyles Kim and Reggie Walker Weber Shandwick Dr. James Wells and Mrs. Susan Kengeter Wells Mrs. Melinda M. Wertheim and Dr. Steven B. Wertheim Sue and John Wieland James B. and Betty A. Williams Richard Williams and Janet Lavine Willis Towers Watson Ms. Joni Winston Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell Adair and Dick White Worldpay US, Inc. Paul Wrights WXIA-TV, 11Alive J. Comer Yates Mary and Bob Yellowlees Amy and Todd Zeldin

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alliance theatre staff ARTISTIC

Teaching Artists Jeremy Aggers, Jimez Alexander, Will Amato, Chase Anderson, Ricardo Aponte, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Peyton Bolling, Thomas Brazzle, Jared Brodie, Chelsea Brown, Danye’ Brown, Kyle Brumley, Lon Bumgarner, Mark Cabus, Kirstin Calvert, Kara Cantrell, Taryn Carmona, Karen Cassady, Katie Causey, Hannah Lake Chatham, Vivi Chavez, Hannah Chiclana, Hannah Church, Jaehn Clare, Megan Cramer, Kelly Criss, Nakeisha Daniel, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, Phillip DePoy, Sarah Donnell, Jorge Donoso, John Doyle, Laurin Dunleavy, Jessica Espinoza, Shelby Folks, Sharon Foote, Elaine Friend, Daryl Funn, Allison Gardner, Richard Garner, Sarah Newby Halicks, Al Hamacher, Amber Hamilton, Robert Hindsman, Mira Hirsch, Catherine Dee Holly, Hannah Hyde, Rachel Jones, Carole Kaboya, Tinashe Kajese, Chloe Kay, Ashe Kazanjian, David Kote, Chris Conzalez LaCorte, Clayton Landey, Chris Lane, Kathleen Link, Nicole Livieratos, Shayla Love, Amy Lucas, Chani Maisonet, Barry Stewart Mann, Cara Mantella, Marielle Martinez, Patrick McColery, Matt McCubbin, DalylaMcGee, Tiffany McGehee, Bethany Mendenhall, Bryan Mercer, Karin Mervis, Marcie Millard, Ashton Montgomery, Courtney Moors, Jenna Jackson Morris, JD Myers, Lee Nowell, Teundras Oaks, Mary Emily O’Bradovich, Lee Osorio, Brooke Owens, Tafee Patterson, Michelle Pokopac, Ashley Prince, Samantha Provenzano, Julie Puckett, J.L. Reed, Kiona Reese, Cara Reid, Gabriella Rosado, David Rosetti, Julissa Sabino, Vivi Sawyer, Avery Sharpe, Linda Sherbert, Laura Spears, David Sterritt, LeeAnna Lambert Sweatt, Holly Tatem, Jasmine Thomas, Chase Thomaston, Ed Thrower, Ebony Tucker, Jose Vasquez, Rachel Wansker, Megan Wartell, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Caitlyn Weaver, Megan Wheeler, Katy Whitson, Anna Caudle Williford, Stephanie Willis, Vallea Woodbury, Melissa Word

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 Playwright in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pearl Cleage Associate Producers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donya K. Washington, Amanda Watkins Artistic Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hershey Millner Spelman Leadership Fellows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle Jacob, Jessenia Ingram Spelman Leadership Interns . . . . . . . . Kristen Cole, Rachael McLaughlin, Alexis Woodard Oglethorpe Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D’Zerrea Richarte Emory Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kay Nilest Reiser Lab Artists — Round 5 . . . Daryl Lisa Fazio, Karen Robinson, Carolyn Cook, Okorie Johnson, Radcliffe Bailey, Fahamu Pecou, Topher Payne, Richard Eldredge, Gina Rickicki Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trevor LW Long Associate Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Education Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Fries Costumes Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .April Andrew Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nicole Clockel Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana L. Thomas Stitchers/1st Hands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steven Love Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Will Brunson, Steve Jordan, Landon Robinson Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich Props Artisan / Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kathryn Muse Scenery Interim Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Richardson Interim Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rigel Powell Shop Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, Amy Jackson, Chris Seifert, Marlon Wilson Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brianna Bass Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Liz Campbell Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Skylar Burks, lark hackshaw, Jayson T. Waddell Stage Management Production Assistants . . . Allison Kelly, Ashley Dickey, Valerie Medoff Stage Operations Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Scott Bowne Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Lucibella Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Haylee Scott

EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Education Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Myers Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Institute Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Manager of Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis UT Austin Theatre for Youth Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Provenzano Naserian Foundation Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . .Hallie Angelella Education Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Hindsman, Tiffany Porter Alliance @ Work Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Noble Resident Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leora Morris Spelman Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Lawrence Education Interns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maxine Ford , Autumn Stephens Cristo Rey Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shalme Hai

Teen Ensemble Members Grace Adams Ward, Dru Berrian, Tyler Bey, Flannery Bogost, Kamryn Charus, Nadia Crawlle, Spencer Ford, Stephanie Henderson, Ari Isenberg, Daisy Jinadu, Zach Kepler, Barbara Kincaid Janine Leslie, Marshall Mabry, Geordyn Marks, Riana Naipaul, Micah Noel, Sylvie Oechsner, Isaac Presberg, Emily Pugh, Monique Schloss, Jhye Smith,Isabella Solis, Antonio Toussaint

MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Associate 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Houser Administration/Education Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Caitlin Way Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Collins Desselle Development Manager, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julianne Gambert Development Manager, Board Relations & Special Events . . . . Lindsay Ridgeway-Baierl Development Coordinator, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jo Lopez Marketing Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Boatright Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Talia Bromstad Audience Development Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Carr Content Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Front of House & Patron Experience Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Flores Data Analyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Danielle Hicks Promotions Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Verity Lister Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ken McNeil Season Tickets Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ethan Padgett Sales & Revenue Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thomas Pinckney Associate Front of House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas D. Powell Group Services Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn Rick Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Digital Communications Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ansley Usery House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bridgette Burton, Dana Hylton-Calabro, Jodi Dixon, Christina Dresser, Robert Hindsman, Alicia Quirk, Robyn E. Sutton-Fernandez, Ansley Usery, Sarah Wallis Program Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Madden

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ALLIANCE THEATRE :: MAX MAKES A MILLION :: JUNE-JULY 2019  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center; Th...

ALLIANCE THEATRE :: MAX MAKES A MILLION :: JUNE-JULY 2019  

Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre; Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center; Th...