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4 | betweenus I’m a runner. I’ve run pretty much my entire life. In elementary school, I looked forward to track & field day with the anticipation usually reserved for the holidays. In middle school, I entered any race I could find. In high school, I ran cross country and track. In college, I ran away from too many things to name. When I’m angry, I run. When I’m confused, I run. When I’m elated, I run. Every major decision in my life was made after contemplating that choice while running. There’s something about the pace, the solitude, the breathing that invites reflection and allows for clarity. So, naturally, as soon as I heard about Jason Reynolds’ novel about a young track star, I was intrigued. After reading it, I was floored. Here was a novel that imbued its young characters with all of the depth, humor, and complexity they deserve. Here was a writer who so genuinely captured the psyche of young adults and never, ever condescended to his audience. Here was a perfectly imperfect protagonist, who immediately captured our imaginations and hearts, and carried a story that surprised and delighted at every turn. Here was a poet that so skillfully used the process of running as a metaphor for life that it moved me to tears. I knew instantly this was a story we needed to share with Atlanta audiences. Through Coach’s rigorous track practices, Ghost ultimately learns that no matter how fast you run, you can’t run away from your past. Truth and reconciliation are always and forever the only path forward. It’s a lesson as old as time. As true as grits are groceries, as eggs are poultry. And it’s a truth I’m honored to share with all of you. Now, I’m going to go run and contemplate how I can best take these lessons to heart. I encourage you to do the same. Or better yet, to go run to your nearest library and check out every Jason Reynolds novel you can find!

Christopher Moses​ The Dan Reardon Director of Education/ Associate Artistic Director

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MAN WITH A PLAN Ghost author Jason Reynolds urges kids to find their passion STORY BY

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ason Reynolds has a plan. He shouts it out in big, bold letters on his website. His plan is to NOT WRITE BORING BOOKS. He knows that when it comes to kids reading books, the stats are especially grim for boys. But he also knows that “many of these book-hating boys don’t actually hate books, they hate boredom.” This from a bestselling author who got through high school “pretty easily” without ever having read a single book. That said, he’s been serious about poetry since elementary school and he majored in English in college. Though Reynolds did finally crack open and finish the likes of To Kill a Mockingbird and Lord of the Flies, his brain simply couldn’t plug into those class assignments back in the day. Now among the hottest names on the book scene for upper grade levels, Reynolds, 35, has already produced a dozen titles. At one point he had three different books on The New York Times bestseller list. He releases two to three books a year because, in part, “I have so much I want to say.”

In 2017, Reynolds received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work for Youth/Teens. Most of his books, some of which unfold through verse, have received big-time honors and awards. Take Ghost, for example. This fast-paced 2016 novel about an at-risk boy named Castle (“just call me Ghost”) Crenshaw, was a National Book Award finalist. One of Reynolds’ coolest and most compelling books is Long Way Down (2017), which takes place over the course of just one minute, as a 15-year-old wrestles with his brother’s murder.


8 | encore Reynolds was recently announced as one of 10 semi-finalists for this year’s National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks.

 ctors Wigasi A Brant and Tiffany Porter on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s Ghost.

But back to Ghost. It’s not a spooky story for the season of spook, but it revolves around a troubled seventh-grade boy’s constant worries and considerable fears. That story now springs to life on the Rich Theatre stage at the Woodruff Arts Center. Each October, the Alliance Theatre mounts a show that targets middle and high school audiences. For this year’s offering, Tinashe Kajese-Bolden directs Idris Goodwin’s (of the “Break Beat Play” series), stage adaptation of Reynolds’ novel. Goodwin’s script calls for seven actors, all of whom handle multiple roles except for the title character.

Did Reynolds ever entertain the idea of writing the play himself? “No way,” he says. “I always say no. I do what I do and don’t tamper with it from there. I respect the playwrights because they’re the playwrights.” (This is his third book to be adapted for a stage piece.) Reynolds is so busy with book deadlines and appearances that he couldn’t be sure he’d make it down from home in Washington, D.C., to catch this Ghost in Atlanta. Goodwin’s stage directions specify that the book is about movement: “We move through memory and setting swift but it’s all connected,” the playwright notes.

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“That’s an interesting take on it,” says Reynolds. “There are a lot of ways of thinking about movement. But, yeah.” Physical movement is certainly one aspect, because Castle Crenshaw’s running speed gets him a spot on The Defenders, an elite city track team.

Castle lives in the saddest, poorest section of town. He has never been a joiner, though he has vague goals about playing basketball. He spends loads of time worrying about how he can control himself when kids at school tease him. He would prefer to avoid another altercation. But, before you know it, he’s back in the principal’s office because of another altercation. At least weekends give him a two-day break from stressing over that word, that thing. The night that his dad shot at him and his mom was the moment when Castle realized how fast his legs could go. “My dad was actually shooting … at … US! His wife and boy!” Mom and son ran “into the street, breaking into the darkness with death chasing behind us,” is Castle’s memory in the book.

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Now Castle’s dad is in jail, but the trauma of that night remains a heavy burden. What if Dad gets released somehow, and comes after them again? That’s one reason that Castle and his mom Terri now both sleep in the living room. Ghost, says Reynolds, “is not about running itself, but moreover about the feeling of suffocation, of being out of breath. And the only way to win any race is to somehow be comfortable with the discomfort of being out of breath.” The story, he says, is about movement relative to the idea that plenty of kids are running from something. “I wanted to get at the idea that kids need to find ways to move past the traumas of early life and the fear you may have from that and that long-lasting insecurity.” A fair portion of both book and play involves Castle and other Defender “newbies” all training for their first track meet under the expertise of Coach, who has his own story waiting to be revealed. Castle almost believes that fear is the thing that makes his legs go crazy fast. He wonders if he’s still so fast because now he’s scared of himself, of what his worries, anger, and fears could make him do. Coach gets it. But he also tells his new protégé: “Trouble is, you can’t run away from yourself. Ain’t nobody that fast.” Ghost is also about the value of young people finding their passions, or at least something they’re good at. “That’s the premise of my entire life and a regular theme for me,” says Reynolds. “The truth is, our dreams could be as far away as forever or as close as lunchtime. Nobody actually knows. The things that you want to be a part of could be coming your way, looking for you. Or, it could be a lifelong chase. But either way, it’s your obligation, and it’s a healthy thing, to go and hunt for it.”


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ONSTAGE & OFF STORY BY

ELLIOTT FOLDS

“The interesting thing about coaching is that you have to trouble the comfortable, and comfort the troubled.” — Ric Charlesworth

It started with the words of a coach. Even Castle seemed a bit surprised when he tried out for track. He tells us he’s always been good at running, that he’s never had to practice it, but he had no plans to go out for the team. He’s not dressed for it, in his jeans and high-tops, and he doesn’t seem to know any of the other runners. “Lu is still the one to beat.” Hearing these words come out of Coach Brody’s mouth, Castle takes this as his cue to put himself out there, to challenge the status quo. Castle establishes himself at the beginning of the story as a young man with something to prove. Like he tells the audience, “He is fast but honestly, he wasn’t that fast.” He has goals and a fiery sense of drive, but he lacks discipline. Castle is ripe for a mentor, even if he doesn’t know it. After a little convincing, a mentor is just what he finds in Coach Brody. Their relationship grows, and under Coach Brody’s tutelage, Castle matures into a dedicated athlete and a more responsible young adult. The story of a naturally gifted young athlete who finds a surrogate father figure in a coach calls to mind one of the best remembered athletes the world has ever seen: Jesse Owens. Born in 1913

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as the youngest of ten children, Owens’ athletic career began when he was fifteen at Fairmount Junior High in Cleveland, Ohio. There, he caught the attention of Charles Riley, the school’s physical education instructor. According to Riley, he had seen other young men run as fast as Owens, but “he was a boy who yearned for every bit of instruction I could give him, and he was always the last to quit practice in the evening.” Mentorship is a two-way street, after all. Riley started Owens on a rigorous morning training program, and within a year, he was breaking world records for his age group. During his high school career, Owens won 75 of his 79 races. He continued his sprinting career in college at Ohio State University and worked his way up to representing the United States in the 1936 Olympic Games. The Games that year were hosted in Nazi Germany, under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, who was certain the Games would support his belief in Aryan supremacy. In a time when his own country was deeply segregated, the African American Owens singlehandedly discredited Hitler’s racist theory in front of the entire world. He became the first American track and field athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympiad and proved to the world that one’s skill is defined by character, drive, and individual excellence, rather than race or nationality. Both stories go back to a young man and his coach. After his extraordinary success at the Olympics, Owens spent much of the rest of his life as a mentor himself, working as director and board member of the Chicago Boys’ Club. We don’t know what the rest of Castle’s life looks like, but we do know he finds a community and a refined sense of purpose, all because this grown-up saw potential in him.

 esse Owens in J the 1936 Olympics. Library of Congress.


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

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IDRIS GOODWIN ADAPTED FROM THE NOVEL BY

JASON REYNOLDS

SCENIC & LIGHTING DESIGN

REBECCA M. K. MAKUS CHOREOGRAPHY

LEORA MORRIS

COSTUME DESIGN

LAURY R. CONLEY CASTING

JODY FELDMAN

SOUND DESIGN

CHRIS LANE STAGE MANAGERS

SHELBY NORTH & SKYLAR BURKS

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


16 | programnotes CAST * WIGASI BRANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coach/Ghost’s Father JEREMIAH L. DAVISON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunny/Brandon IBRAHEEM FARMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ghost RICHARD GARNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Charles/Principal Marshall/ Everything Sports Employee/The Starter/Server * KRISTEN JETER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patina/Monique/Shamika/Tia ERNEST EMMANUEL PEEPLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lu/Classmates TIFFANY PORTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terri/Mrs. Hollow/Student UNDERSTUDIES ALDEN T. BURROUGHS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lu/Sunny/Brandon/Classmates RICK ESPAILLAT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Charles/Principal Marshall/ Everything Sports Employee/The Starter/Server ROGER PAYANO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coach/Ghost’s Father PARRIS SARTER . . . . . . . . . Patina/Monique/Shamika/Tia/Terri/Mrs. Hollow MYLES WRIGHT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ghost STAGE MANAGEMENT * SHELBY NORTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager Sep 20 - Nov 10 * SKYLAR BURKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager Nov 4-15 ASHLEY DICKEY . . . Stage Management Production Assistant Sep 20 - Oct 11 KAYLA ZINKE . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant Oct 11 - Nov 22 JEREMIAH L. DAVISON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE ELIZABETH DINKOVA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Director FOR THIS PRODUCTION JENNIFER ACKLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe NEIL ANDERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Light Board Operator WILL BRUNSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer JAMEL VAUGHN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stagehand SPECIAL THANKS Coach Beatty

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WIGASI BRANT (Coach/Ghost’s Father) could not be more grateful to be making his Alliance debut and for the opportunity to connect with young people through this incredible story. Thank you, Jody! Thank you, Tinashe! Wigasi was most recently seen in the role of Columbus Frye in East Texas Hot Links (True Colors). Additional credits: Clybourne Park, Polaroid Stories, Failure: A Love Story, The Bluest Eye, Fences, Othello, Macbeth. Film/TV: The Blind Side, Road Trip, Remember the Titans, “Boston Public,” “The Bold, and The Beautiful,” “Mama Flora’s Family.” Hey Ms. Baskerville… I’m Equity! ’0006 JEREMIAH L. DAVISON (Sunny/Brandon; Assistant Stage Manager) is so excited to make his Alliance debut! Recent credits: East Texas Hot Links (True Colors; U/S), Flower Room, Angels in America, Cardboard Piano (Actor’s Express; U/S). Education: Actor’s Express 2017-18 Apprentice Company, B.A. from the University of West Georgia, A. A. from Georgia State University-Perimeter. He would like to thank his family, friends, and mentors for their everlasting support. IBRAHEEM FARMER (Ghost) is ecstatic to make his Alliance debut! Recent credits: Blood At The Root (Next Act Theatre), Ball and Chain (Lights!Camera!Soul!), The Peculiar Distraction of Mr. Lincoln’s Social Media (Milwaukee Chamber Theatre), Posthumus Fame (Bronzeville Arts

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Ensemble), White Privilege (Marquette University Theatre), My Family Came For This (Arts @ Large), King Lear (Optimist Theatre), I And You (Next Act Theatre). Proud graduate of Grambling State University where favorite credits include The State of Mississippi and Face of Emmett Till, Blues for an Alabama Sky, A Lesson Before Dying, and Bus Stop. All thanks to God and his tribe. RICHARD GARNER (Mr. Charles/Principal Marshall/Everything Sports Employee/The Starter/Server) is delighted to return to the stages of the Alliance, having previously been seen in Shakespeare in Love, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and August: Osage County. Other Atlanta acting credits: The Pitmen Painters (Theatrical Outfit), Mauritius, Blue/ Orange (Actors’ Express), and One Man/Two Guvnors, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing (Georgia Shakespeare). TV/Film: “Irresistible,” “Dwight in Shining Armor,” Hallmark’s “Christmas Everlasting,” “Southern Comfort.” A graduate of the American Conservatory Theatre and Berry College and the former co-founder and producing artistic director of Georgia Shakespeare. KRISTEN JETER (Patina/Monique/ Shamika/Tia) is thrilled to be making her Alliance Theatre debut! National Tour: The Book of Mormon (Swing, u/s Nabulungi). Regional favorites include Hair (Dionne), All Shook Up (Lorraine), Little Shop of


18 | programnotes Horrors (Crystal), Nuncrackers (Sister Robert Ann). Raised in Smyrna, GA. Attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. “Love and thanks to the Jeters for their never-ending support!” ERNEST EMMANUEL PEEPLES (Lu/ Classmates) is humbled to make his debut at the Alliance Theatre. Peeples has been blessed to train and perform in multiple cities domestically and internationally. A few notable projects include the titular role in Hamlet in its historic Helsingør, Denmark; Cassio in Othello (Marietta’s New Theatre in the Square); Alan in God of Carnage (Open Minds Theatre Co). Peeples has also studied with the British American Drama Academy at Magdalen College of Oxford University. Peeples remains eternally grateful to his friends, family, and God for their endless love and support. TIFFANY PORTER (Terri/Mrs. Hollow/ Student) is grateful to every production she’s worked on and every theatre she’s had the pleasure of working with. Full stop. This performance is dedicated to the victims and survivors of domestic violence and those who have been affected. No matter where you are in your relationship, planning for your emotional and physical safety is extremely important. The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800.799.SAFE or visit thehotline. org. All calls and online chats are

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completely confidential. With love and gratitude to my family and our phenomenal director, Tinashe! ALDEN T. BURROUGHS (U/S Lu/ Sunny/Brandon/ Classmates) is so delighted to return to the stages of the Alliance, having previously been seen in Dinosaur and Waiting for Balloon. Education: B.F.A. and Education Certification (K-12) from Columbus State University and Georgia Ensemble Theater Apprentice Company. Recent credits include Shenandoah (Serenbe Playhouse), Carmen by George Bizet (Glow Theater, S.C.), Jungle Book (Georgia Ensemble Theater), and ACE: The Eugene Ballard Story (Springer Opera House). Alden is truly blessed for this opportunity to bring this amazing story to the young people of Atlanta. Thank you so much Jody, Tinashe, and Chris! He would also like to thank God, his Family, his friends, and fellow TA’s at the Alliance for all their unwavering love and support. Alden dedicates this show to his cousins Sydney and Logan Griffin the true RUNNERS in the Family! RICK ESPAILLAT (U/S Mr. Charles/Principal Marshall/Everything Sports Employee/The Starter/Server) is proud to be working on his first show with the Alliance Theatre. He’s performed onstage across the country. Favorite stage roles include Roy Cohn in Angels in America, Dysart in Equus, and Jack Kirby in King Kirby. He’s also appeared in the


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award-winning films Dallas Buyer’s Club and HBO’s Temple Grandin, and on television in “American Soul,” “The Gifted,” “Being Mary Jane,” “The Originals,” “Grimm,” “Sleepy Hollow,” and many more. He’s a SAG/AFTRA member represented by Privilege Talent. Rick has visited over 30 countries around the world with his husband Gary, who is his constant inspiration. ROGER PAYANO (U/S Coach/Ghost’s Father) is thrilled to be making his debut as an understudy at Alliance. Recent stage credits: Living on Love (Stage Door Players), La Gringa (Marietta Theater in the Square), Paradise (Canton Theatre), Kings Are Killed (Theatre Emory), The Petrified Forest (Theatre West). TV/ Film: “P-Valley,” “Stuber,” “The Lady and the Tramp,” “Celia,” “The Young & The Restless,” “Key & Peele,” “Devil’s Due.” El le gustaría dar su bendición a su madre y a su padre por su continuo apoyo. PARRIS SARTER (U/S Patina/Monique/ Shamika/Tia/Terri/Mrs. Hollow) is thrilled to make her Alliance debut. Recent credits: The Cake (Horizon Theatre), The Revolutionists (7 Stages), An Octoroon, Angels in America (Actor’s Express), and Eclipsed (Synchronicity Theatre). M.A. in performing arts from Savannah College of Arts and Design. Thank you for supporting live theater.

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MYLES WRIGHT (U/S Ghost) is an actor and poet who obtained an A.A. from The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts last year and is excited to be returning to his roots at the Alliance! His most recent stage credits include: Macbeth (Adirondack Arts) and We Have Standards (No Peeking Theatre). Most recent Film/TV credits: “Shattered” (Investigation Discovery), the New York short films: Pendulum & Parallax, Delivered, and Vision of Heaven. He will appear in the horror film Second Chance in October 2020. Myles is grateful for this beautiful opportunity & for the support from his family and friends! 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. TINASHE KAJESE-BOLDEN (Director) BOLD Artistic Director Fellow for the Alliance Theatre and recent recipient of The Princess Grace Award, Tinashe is grateful for the opportunity to explore stories that help us connect more as a community. As a Director, previous productions include Native Gardens (Virginia Stage Company), Pipeline (Horizon Theater), Nick’s Flamingo Grill (Alliance Theatre), Eclipsed (Synchronicity Theatre, Best Director Suzi Bass Award). She will next be directing School Girls (Or the African Mean Girls) at Kenny


20 | programnotes Leon’s True Colors, the Pulitzer Prize winning play Sweat by Lynn Nottage on the new Coca-Cola Stage at the Alliance Theatre, and The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison at Synchronicity Theatre in this upcoming season. As an actor, her Alliance Theatre credits include Hospice + Pointing at the Moon, Shakespeare In Love, Disgraced and Blues For an Alabama Sky. She has worked on and off Broadway, at numerous regional theaters, as well as TV and Film. Special thanks to teachers and coaches! REBECCA M. K. MAKUS (Scenic & Lighting Designer) holds a B.A. from Smith College and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. Her lighting and visual design for dance and theatre includes custom designed and built interactive light objects, transforming alternative performance spaces, embedded media design, and site-responsive work as well as designing in traditional venues. Her international portfolio includes work at Lyon Opera Ballet, Sibiu International Theatre Festival, and Tramway in Glasgow. She recently did set and lighting design for Colleen Thomas Dance’s full-length dance piece but the sun came up and we were here, which had its world premiere in Poland and its U.S. premiere in NYC. Rebecca’s Atlanta-based work includes designs for gloATL, Atlanta Ballet, Actor’s Express, and the Alliance Theatre for Young Audiences. She was honored to receive a Suzi Bass Award in 2015 for Best Lighting Design of a Play for Marcus; or the Secret of Sweet at Actor’s Express.

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LAURY R. CONLEY (Costume Designer) has been a proud member of the Alliance Theatre costume shop for ten seasons and is elated to return to designing with Ghost. A few of her favorite past designs include Thoroughly Modern Millie, All My Sons, Lost Highway, School for Wives, and Seussical the Musical for theatres in California, West Virginia, Ohio, and Georgia. CHRIS LANE (Sound Designer) is a DJ and producer who has transitioned his mixes into the theatrical space. Atlanta credits: The 39 Steps, Footloose (Theatre Buford); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, Sweet Water Taste, Pipeline (Horizon Theatre); Paradise Blue, Skeleton Crew, Four Women (True Colors); Jump, An Octoroon (Actor’s Express); Hands of Color (Synchronicity Theatre). Lane’s regional credits include Detroit ’67 (Virginia Stage Company), Skeleton Crew (Westport Country Playhouse), Too Heavy for Your Pocket (George Street Playhouse), Four Little Girls (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), The Royale (Kitchen Theatre Company/ Geva Theatre Center), and the Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival. He is also a proud teaching artist of the Alliance’s Education Department. Check his rhythms and compositions at lanedesign.org LEORA MORRIS (Choreographer) (Choreographer) For the Alliance: Ride the Cyclone, Hey Willy See the Pyramids, Winnie-the-Pooh, Crossing Delancey, The Dancing Granny. Other directing credits include Knives in Hens, Orphans (Coal Mine


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Theatre, Toronto); The Philosopher’s Wife (Paradigm/Toronto); Labour of Love (Olney Theatre Center); Spring Awakening (Connecticut College); He Left Quietly (2014 SummerWorks Best Production Award, Toronto); Amy and the Orphans, Women Beware Women, King John, Riverbank: A Noh Play for Northerly Americans (Yale School of Drama); and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, love holds a lamp in this little room (Yale Cabaret). Leora won Toronto’s 2012 Ken MacDougall Award for Emerging Directors, served as co-artistic director for Yale Cabaret’s 48th season, and was coawarded the Julian Milton Kaufman Prize in Directing upon graduating with her M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama. She was the Alliance’s Yale Directing Fellow in 20162017 and is currently the Resident Artist in Education. She was an O’Neill/NNPN National Directing Fellow. www.leoramorris.com SHELBY NORTH (Stage Manager Sep 20 - Nov 10) is delighted to be making her Alliance Theatre debut! She is a Philadelphia-based stage manager whose previous credits include Antony and Cleopatra, Private Lives (Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival), Bridges of Madison County (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Oliver! (Quintessence Theatre Group), Assassins, Father Comes Home from the Wars (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Petrified Forest, Church and State, Fiorello!, Constellations, and Million Dollar Quartet (Berkshire Theatre Group). Shelby is a graduate of Yale School of Drama with an M.F.A. in stage management. Love and thanks to Matt and her family!

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SKYLAR BURKS (Stage Manager Nov 4-15) is delighted to continue her work at the Alliance Theatre. Alliance credits include: Small Mouth Sounds, Ride the Cyclone, Ever After, Knead, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Candide, Sheltered, Crossing Delancey, A Christmas Carol, Native Guard, The Dancing Granny, Slur, and Moby Dick. Atlanta Opera credits: Sweeney Todd, Out of Darkness: Two Remain, and The Abduction from the Seraglio. She has also worked with the Huntington Theatre Company, Bridge Repertory Theater, Theatrical Outfit, and Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Skylar received a B.F.A. in stage management and minor in sound design from Boston University. She is forever grateful to her friends and family for their continued love and support. 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 and 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 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


22 | programnotes 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 board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field. 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

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to theater director and educator Laura Hackman and is the proud father of two boys, Jack and Ben. JODY FELDMAN (Producer/Casting Directing) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the assistant general manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Feldman started her career at the Alliance as Casting Director in 1991, and added Producer to her title and responsibilities in 2001. She has cast and produced more than 200 productions at the Alliance, encompassing a range of world premieres that includes The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris 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 Competition-winning plays plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting; Aida; The Color Purple; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring It On: The Musical; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; Harmony, A New Musical and The Prom. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection.


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24 | yourstoryyourstage The Alliance Theatre’s Teen Ensemble is comprised of a group of talented and gifted artists from the metro Atlanta area. Some of the brightest writers, actors, dancers, musicians and singers from diverse cultural backgrounds create a melting pot of experiences in this group. The Alliance gives us the opportunity to explore who we are as artists by enhancing the tools in our individual tool boxes.

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Collectively we experience workshops and masterclasses that stretch us out of our comfort zones, allowing us to grow our skill sets. The Alliance Theatre does a incredible job at meeting us where we are, while encouraging us to push the limits of who we ever thought we could be. Each class offered to the Teen Ensemble is taught by an industry professional. Real world application is given to show how we can leverage our new skills and our unique gifts to our full potential. Like Ghost, we get pushed beyond our points of comfort to create something extraordinary. The Alliance’s mission is to expand hearts and minds onstage and off. As the next generation, we accept that mission bravely. Collectively we’re the voice of Atlanta. We are empowered to show that there is value in investing in the future of theater. We will keep running until we change the world.

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DRAMATURGY BY STUDENTS The Alliance Theatre Institute’s Dramaturgy by Students is a singular program focused on a specific Alliance Theatre production that guides students through the process of text analysis, writing, and research to create artful educational materials that inform professional Alliance Theatre productions. These materials are assembled into a packet that the students give to the production’s director, cast and design team to use in the development and rehearsal process. The students’ work frequently affects the outcome of what the audience sees on stage after the play opens to the public. Below are discussion questions and resources created as part of the Alliance Theatre’s Dramaturgy by Students program. Facilitated by Maya Lawrence, Teaching Artist, this residency reached 6th grade classrooms at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts. Pre-Show Discussion Questions 1. What does it mean to “fit in”? 2. What does family mean to you? 3. What is your favorite sport or activity to do? How important is it to you? 4. W  ith whom, where, or what makes you feel the most safe, special, best version of yourself? Why? 5. W  hat does it mean to run away from yourself?

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28 | synopsis SYNOPSIS Castle Crenshaw, aka Ghost, has been running his entire life, but for all the wrong reasons. And then one day he meets Coach, an exOlympic medalist, who offers him a life changing invitation to join the middle school track club. Now a part of an elite track team, Ghost learns to harness his raw talent and begins to outrun his past.

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30 | encore 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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OFFICERS Chair Lila Hertz Vice Chair Jocelyn Hunter Immediate Past Chairs Anne Kaiser and Hala Moddelmog Secretary E. Kendrick Smith 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 Brittany Boals Moeller Megan Burton Peter Carter Jeffrey S. Cashdan Susan Catalfano Steve Chaddick* Miles Cook Leigh Ann Costley Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman Bill Freitag* Richard Goerss* Kim Greene Pat Gunning Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter*

Erika James Anne Kaiser* John Keller Andjela Kessler^ Lauren Kiefer* Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Alan McKnight Alan McKeon* Anne Meisner Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog* Phil Moïse* Maureen Morrison Allison O’Kelly Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli Jamal Powell Helen Smith Price Asif Ramji Danielle Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Matthew Richburg Maurice Rosenbaum* Steve Selig Doug Shipman^* Mark Silberman Bill Sleeper H. Bronson Smith 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 Kim Ajy Rene Alegria Charmaine Alexander Jonathan Arogeti

Carrie Ashbee Farideh Azadi Kelli Bennett Kamau Bobb Jericho Brown Sarah Mercer Chatel Nisha Choksi Farah Clerveau Ezra Cohen Gail Crowder Tallia Deljou Jason Feldman Nathan Flint Jennifer Foster Karen Foster Lula Gilliam Sarah Frances Giovino Hari Gopal Elizabeth Hall Wendy L. Heckelman Jason Hoch Jim Issa Karl Jennings Gloria Kantor Debby Kelly Helen Kim Ho Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy Quinn Leoni Joyce Gist Lewis Andra London Indira Londono Jaime McQuilkin Jenna Measroch Nishant Mehta Victoria Necessary Deborah G. Neese Andisheh Nouraee Ade Oguntoye Hetal Patel Shirley Powell Will Power Nancy C. Prager Shannon Price Kristin Ray Kat Reynolds Jason Rhoades Robyn S. Roberts Ryan Roemerman Fred Roselli Amanda Shailendra Dan Moss Silverboard Christie Sithiphone Nicola Smith

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Charles Stephens Jennifer Streeter Mark E. Swinton Yvette Thomas-Henry Velma Cowen Tilley Kathy Gillespie Tomajko Ronald J. Tomajko Hilda Tompkins Robin Kendric Triplett Juanita Velez Roxanne Varzi Diletha E. Waldon Ben Warshaw Arlene Warshaw Gould * Executive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP President, STARS Andjela Kessler Chairman, Theater Advocates Judy Feldstein & Susan Stiefel Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin & Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Edwina Sellan Chairman, Hospitality Susan Stiefel


32 | 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 + The Coca-Cola Company

$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 The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation Frederic R. Coudert Foundation Delta Air Lines, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation The Kendeda Fund Shubert Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust WarnerMedia The David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund

$50,000+ R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Edgerton Foundation

Fulton County Board of Commissioners Georgia Natural Gas Kaiser Permanente King & Spalding The Zeist Foundation

$25,000+ Alston & Bird Camp-Younts Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Georgia-Pacific Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Imlay Foundation Macy’s 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

Cartoon Network Eversheds Sutherland Georgia Council for the Arts Jones Day The Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation KBM Foundation Osiason Educational Foundation Rotary Education Foundation of Atlanta Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Worldpay US, Inc.

$5,000+ Anonymous Augustine Foundation Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Emory Brain Health Center George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta John and Mary Franklin Foundation Mary Wilmer Covey Charitable Trust Theatre Forward

$10,000+ Anonymous The Allstate Foundation Aon Thalia & Michael C Carlos Foundation

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

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Alliance Family Series Sponsor

Official Hotel

Official Research Partner

restaurant partners

government

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

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

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


34 | annualfund Individual, foundation and corporate donors contribute more than $7 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 - October 1, 2019.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $500,000+ The SKK Foundation Spotlight $50,000+ The Antinori Foundation Barbara & Steve Chaddick Ann & Jeff Cramer Victoria & Howard Palefsky Patty & Doug Reid Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Katie & Reade Fahs Ellen & Howard Feinsand Doug & Lila Hertz Rosemarie & David Thurston Sally G. Tomlinson Chairman’s Cicle $25,000+ Ms. Stephanie Blank & Mr. David Williams Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Marsha & Richard Goerss David & Carolyn Gould Mr. & Mrs. Ted Greene Jocelyn J. Hunter John C. Keller Phil & Caroline Moïse Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Benny & Roxanne Varzi Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Amy & Todd Zeldin

Leadership Circle $15,000+ Anonymous Farideh & Al Azadi Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Roxanne & Jeffrey Cashdan LeighAnn & Chad Costley Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Bill Freitag Doris & Matthew Geller Seth & Lisa Greenberg Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Mrs. Erika James Sam & Stefanie Johnson Anne & Mark Kaiser Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Jane & J. Hicks Lanier Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Bob & Margaret Reiser Linda & Steve Selig Mr. Alex J. Simmons , Jr. & Ms. Janine Brown Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Ramona & Ben White Director’s Circle $10,000+ Anonymous Ms. Kristin Adams James Anderson The Balloun Family Laura Brightwell Linda & Gene Davidson Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt

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Mr. Bob Jimenez Mr. Charles R. Kowal Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Allison O’Kelly Mr. Josh D. Owen & Ms. Rebeca Robles Jamal & Tiffany Powell Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Radow Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Matt Richburg Mark & Linda Silberman William & Margarita Sleeper Karen & John Spiegel STARS of the Alliance Theatre Chandra StephensAlbright & Warren Albright Charlita StephensWalker & Delores Stephens Tim & Maria Tassopoulos Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Susan & Tom Wardell* Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Suzy Wilner BENEFACTORS $5,000+ Anonymous Lisa & Joe Bankoff Judge JoAnn Bowens Frank Buonanotte Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Fund Susan & Ed Croft


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Diane Durgin Eve Joy Eckardt Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Heidi & David Geller Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Goldstein Lee Jenkins in honor of his wife Margaret Boland & Andrea Lea 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 Steve & Tonya Paro Thomas Pinckney Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Helen Smith Price Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Mr. George Russell, Jr. & Mrs. Faye SampsonRussell Sharon & David Schachter Lynne & Steve Steindel Nossi Taheri & Hope Vaziri Woodruff Arts Center President’s Fund $2,500+ Anonymous Diane & Kent Alexander Elaine & Miles Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Anonymous Ellen Arnovitz Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Dr. Deborah Baumgarten Candace & Jeff Bell Beryl Berquist & Ariana L. Hargrave Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Jennifer & Brian Boutte Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust

Ms. Martha F. Brooks Mrs. Lucinda W. Bunnen Candace Carson Rita & Ralph Connell Ann & Jim Curry Marcia & John Donnell Tina & Tim Eyerly John Vaught & Karen Gentry Karen & Andrew Ghertner Mr. David F. Golden Warren M. Gump Mr. Terrence S. Hahn & Ms. Joan Stanescu Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Dr. Wendy Heckelman Mrs. Etta Raye Hirsch Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Linda & Richard Hubert Jason & Laurie Jeffay The John & Rosemary Brown Family Foundation Dr. William A. Kiser Sheri & Steve Labovitz Brian & Jennifer Latour Mitchell & Kathy Lewis Mr. Robert R. Long & Ms. Tracy Steen Kristie L. Madara Nathalie Mason-Fleury Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Mrs. Dori Miller Dedi & Julian Mohr Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Lynn & Galen Oelkers Peg Petersen Sam & Barbara Pettway Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak The Robert S. Elster Foundation Peter & Alice Rogers Shayla & Chip Rumely Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Jane & Rein Saral Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Jim Schroder & Morli Desai

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Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Sonny & Jeanne Seals Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehga Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Ann & Jim Shevlin Charlotte & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Simms Mann Family Foundation Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Mark Swinton Chuck & Lisa CannonTaylor Stan & Velma Tilley Kathy & Ron Tomajko Michael & June Tompkins Ms. Amy Winokur William & Nancy Yang The Zaban Foundation John & Kathy Zamer $1,500+ Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Mr. & Mrs. George Ajy Theodore & Andrea Altholz Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arogeti John & Lynn Ayers Elizabeth & John Bacon Juanita & Gregory Baranco Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Shirley Blaine Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Melodie H. Clayton Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Brad & Sally Currey Ralph & Ree Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Jason Evans Ray Farhat & Miriam Famourzadeh 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


36 | annualfund Individual, foundation and corporate donors contribute more than $7 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 - October 1, 2019.

Dr. Richard Goodjoin Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Mark Keiser Carol Lanier-Goodman Suzanne & Thad King Allegra J. LawrenceHardy & Valerie Haughton Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Robert & Michelle Leven Little Pink Book Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Thomas Marshall Janice & Tom Munsterman Dennis & Debra Murphy Timothy Overmyer John & Helen Parker Pete Patel Bill Powers Julia Prescott Robert & Eva Ratonyi Dr. Denise Raynor Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Schwartz Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly Jane E. Shivers Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Robert & Judith Simmermon Matt Sitler Jim & Janie Stratigos Jenny Streeter Karen & Harry Strothers Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Ms. Avril Vignos Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Winner

$1,000+ Mr. W. Imara Canady Frank & Mary Anne Chew David Cofrin & Christine TrybaCofrin Mr. Derrick Doose Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Elizabeth Etoll David Garrison Mr. Brian Graham Louise S. Gunn Phyllis Kozarsky & Eliot Arnovitz Stacia Minton Chris & Brittany Moses Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Quillian III Mr. Jeffrey Raupp Helen M. Regenstein Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Nicola & Jamie Smith Karen & Alex Stickney Judith & Mark Taylor John & Bunny Underwood Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Weiss Adrienne Whitehead Lynne Winship

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38 | monthlysustainersociety ALLIANCE THEATRE MONTHLY SUSTAINER SOCIETY We would like to thank our donors who have committed to giving us a recurring monthly donation to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Join today: www.alliancetheatre.org/sustainer Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Dr. & Mrs. Dewitt C. Alfred III Mr. Edward Arnold Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Tyrone Baker Tajhiek Baoll John & Gina Bauer Ms. Shana Basnight 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. Jacquel Chambers Miselle Cirillo & Bryan Suttles 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 Latanya Flynn Ms. Melia Foley Mr. Henry Frazier Dr. Anthony Giovannitti Mrs. Leslie Graitcer Mr. Bryant D. Gresham & Mr. Alexander Bossert Shauna Grovell 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

Ms. Becca Hogue Luke Howard Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Johnson Karen Jones Stephen & Pamela Kalista Mr. Barnabas Kane Ms. Ruth Kanfer 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 Brian & Jennifer Latour Ms. Martha LaTour & Mrs. Barbara J. McArdle Mr. S. Jarvin Levison Ms. Jeannine Lewis Ms. Joyce Lewis Ms. Barbara Lincoln & Mr. Gary Rosenshein 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 Mr. & Mrs. James Michael Barbara Naylor Terry Neily Jisha Obukwelu Steve & Tony Paro Nidhip Patel Adrianne Poulard Julia Prescott Scott Price Ms. Shannon L. Price Natascha K. Rakovec Tiffany Reddy Jackie Robey Mr. Howard Rowe Garey C. Rozier Ms. Brittnay Sattler & Ms. Julie McKinley Mr. & Mrs. Carl Scherer Barbara Schreiber

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Daniel & Jeanette Schreiber 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 Anne Velez Ms. Andrea Volk Mr. Richard A. Walker Mr. Tom Warner & Mrs. Vicki Warner Ben Warshaw Caitlin Way 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 Feroze Yusufji Dr. William Zinney & Mrs. Michelle ZinneyLopez


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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. To find out more about matching gifts, contact Jamie Clements (jamie.clements@alliancetheatre.org). 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

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


THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE Woodruff Circle members each contribute more than $250,000 annually making a significant investment in 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+ A FRIEND OF THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

JOY AND TONY* GREENE

$500,000+ A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center Farideh and Al Azadi

Bank of America Chick-fil-A Foundation | Rhonda and Dan Cathy

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Goizueta Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family The Home Depot Foundation Estate of Dr. Luella Bare Klein The SKK Foundation The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

SARAH AND JIM KENNEDY

$300,000+ The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Rich Foundation SunTrust Teammates

SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Trusteed Foundations:

Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

UPS

$250,000+

Pussycat Foundation WarnerMedia

$400,000+

Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 | Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | *Deceased

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THE BENEFACTOR CIRCLE We are deeply grateful to the Benefactor Circle members, who generously contribute more than $100,000 annually enterprise-wide, investing in the arts and education work of The Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art.

$200,000+

$100,000+

Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot The Shubert Foundation Susan and Tom* Wardell

1180 Peachtree The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Atlantic Station Sandra and Dan Baldwin Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Carol and Ramon TomĂŠ Family Fund CIBC Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation | Dan W. Boone III Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Sally and Carl Gable

$150,000+ Alston & Bird Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation The Antinori Foundation | Ron and Susan Antinori The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund-Atlanta Frederic R. Coudert Foundation King & Spalding, Partners & Employees

The Marcus Foundation Northside Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Garnet and Dan Reardon Patty and Doug Reid The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Wells Fargo

Georgia-Pacific Georgia Natural Gas Google Jones Day Foundation & Employees Kaiser Permanente Legendary Events Victoria and Howard Palefsky PNC PwC, Partners & Employees Estate of Judy Reed Margaret and Bob Reiser

WestRock Company William Randolph Hearst Foundations wish Foundation

Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 | Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | *Deceased


THE PATRON CIRCLE

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

Contributions Made: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019 | Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors | * Deceased

$75,000+

Aarati and Peter Alexander Arnall Golden & Gregory LLP Bank of America Private Bank City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Crawford & Company Mr. and Mrs.* Bradley Currey, Jr. Fulton County Board of Commissioners Nena C. Griffith Allison and Ben Hill Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. The Imlay Foundation Kilpatrick Townsend KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees Merill Lynch Mr. and Mrs. George L. Nemhauser Publix Super Markets Charities Margaret and Terry Stent Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc.

$50,000+

Art Unlimited Advisors LLC AT&T BlackRock Nancy and Kenny Blank Barbara and Steve Chaddick Marcia and John Donnell Eversheds Sutherland EY, Partners & Employees Katie and Reade Fahs Peggy Foreman Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

Genuine Parts Company

Mr. William M. Graves JLL Lucy R.* and Gary Lee, Jr. The MAGNUM Companies Morris Manning & Martin LLP National Endowment for the Arts Norfolk Southern Foundation Novelis, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Michael Plant The Primerica Foundation

Regions Bank

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richman Mary and Jim Rubright The Sara Giles Moore Foundation Dean DuBose and Bronson Smith Veritiv Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Weeks Rod Westmoreland

$25,000+

A Friend of the Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center ABM Kristie and Charles Abney

The Allstate Foundation AIG Arby’s Foundation Arrow Exterminators Spring and Tom Asher Assurant The Balloun Family Lisa and Joe Bankoff Ed Bastian BB&T Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Stephanie Blank Bloomberg BNY Mellon Wealth Management The Breman Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Brill Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Benjamin Q. Brunt Lucinda W. Bunnen Frances B. Bunzl* Cadence Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Catalfano CBH International, Inc. The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Chubb Bert and Cathy Clark Susan and Carl Cofer Ann and Steve Collins Cooper Carry Cousins Properties Ann and Jeff Cramer Kay and David Dempsey Catherine Warren Dukehart Mrs. Sarah A. EbyEbersole and Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole Mr. Matt Echols Virginia and Brent Eiland Ms. Angela L. Evans Ellen and Howard Feinsand Jennifer and Marty Flanagan Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Nick Franz Mrs. Betty Sands Fuller Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III Geographics, Inc. Georgia Council for the Arts GMT Capital Corporation Goldman Sachs Carolyn and David Gould Nancy and Holcombe Green Greenberg Traurig, LLP Ted and Kim Greene The Partners & Employees of GreenSky, LLC/David Zalik, CEO & Chairman/ Gerry Benjamin, Vice Chairman Mr. Kenneth Haines Bonnie and Jay Harris Nancy and Charles Harrison

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Mr. and Mrs. James L. Henderson III Mr. Rod Hildebrant and Mr. Matthew Meehan Holder Construction Company The Howell Fund, Inc. Karen and Jeb Hughes Infor Global Solutions The Jim Cox, Jr. Foundation The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation Andrea and Boland Jones Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan Anne and Mark Kaiser James E. Kane The Katherine John Murphy Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Knobloch, Jr. Joel Knox and Joan Marmo Ms. Nina Lesavoy Renee and Alan D. Levow Barbara W. and Bertram L. Levy Livingston Foundation, Inc. Macy’s Majestic Realty The Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation Massey Charitable Trust Joe Massey MaxMedia Margot and Danny McCaul Merry McCleary and Ann Pasky Mr. and Mrs. John F. McMullan The Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation Mrs. Nancy Montgomery Moxie Mueller Water Products, Inc. Naserian Foundation NCR Foundation Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Nelson Mullins Northern Trust Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright - John and Laura Wright O. Wayne Rollins Foundation Lynn and Galen Oelkers Gail O’Neill and Paul E. Viera Oxford Industries Beth and David Park Martha M. Pentecost Estate of Janet M. Pierce Porsche Cars North America, Inc. PrimeRevenue Inc. Printpack The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. The Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. Fund

The Roy and Janet Dorsey Foundation Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Sage The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres SCANA Energy Mr. and Mrs. David Scheible Rachel and Bill Schultz Joyce and Henry Schwob The Selig Family Foundation Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest Mr. and Mrs. Ross Singletary II Mr. and Mrs. Marc Skalla The Slumgullion Charitable Fund Smith & Howard, PC Mr. and Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Mrs. Lessie B. Smithgall Southwire Company Steinberg Charitable Trust Sara and Paul Steinfeld Mr. Les Stumpff and Ms. Sandy Moon TalentQuest Mr. Hugh M. Tarbutton, Jr. Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Ms. Triska Drake Judith and Mark Taylor Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor Thalia and Michael C. Carlos Foundation Rosemarie and David Thurston Tim and Lauren Schrager Family Foundation Sally G. Tomlinson Troutman Sanders United Distributors, Inc. Lori Vanderboegh and Brady Young Roxanne and Benny Varzi Susie and Patrick Viguerie Vine Vault Kathy N. Waller Mr.* and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Mr. and Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. Elizabeth and Chris Willett Mrs. Sue S. Williams The Woodruff Arts Center Employees Ellen and John Yates


$15,000+

3M A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2) A Friend of the High Museum of Art A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (3) AAA Parking Mr. and Mrs. Henry Aaron Mr. and Mrs. William L. Ackerman Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward Madeline and Howell E. Adams, Jr. Robin Aiken and Bill Bolen Mr. and Mrs. John M. Allan Mary Allen Mr. and Mrs. James N. Andress Henry F. Anthony & Carol R. Geiger Yum and Ross Arnold Evelyn Ashley and Alan McKeon Atlanta Marriott Marquis Atlantic American Corporation; Delta Life Insurance; Gray Television Barbara and Ron Balser Juanita and Gregory Baranco Ms. Angele P. Barrow and Mr. John Barrow Mr. and Mrs. Luke Bayer Laura and Stan Blackburn The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Mr. Arthur M. Blank Mrs. Stephanie Blomeyer Rita and Herschel Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Watt Boone Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal The Boston Consulting Group Lisa and Jim Boswell Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc. Lisa and Paul Brown Brunner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burnett Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy Camp-Younts Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Cashdan Wright and Alison Caughman CBRE Dr. John W. Cooledge Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Melinda and Brian Corbett Ann and Tom Cousins Sherri and Jesse Crawford Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram Rebecca and Chris Cummiskey Russell Currey and Amy Durrell

Cushman & Wakefield Cheryl Davis and Kurt Kuehn Mr. and Ms. Jay M. Davis Cari Dawson and John Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. Phil Deguire Mr. and Mrs. Robin E. Delmer Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr. Ms. Sloane Drake Diane Durgin Edgerton Foundation Eleanor and Charles Edmondson Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers and Mr. David Lile Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Ely-Kelso Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta Fifth Third Bank Mr. and Mrs. Foster Finley FleetCor Mr. and Mrs. James Freeman Anne and Dick Game Doris and Matthew Geller Marsha and Richard Goerss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Gossage Ms. Caroline Gottschalk Sara Goza Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Seth Greenberg Jeannette Guarner, MD and Carlos Del Rio, MD Pat and Anne Gunning Mr. John Hall Joe Hamilton Mr. and Mrs. Tom Harbin Mr. John Haupert and Mr. Bryan Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Greg Henry Hilton Atlanta Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hutchinson, Jr. Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Bahman M. Irvani Jane and Clayton Jackson Phil and Jenny Jacobs Liza and Brad Jancik Mr. Robert A. Jetmundsen Lou Brown Jewell Ann A. and Ben F. Johnson, III Katie and West Johnson Mary and Neil Johnson Sam Johnson JP Morgan Private Bank John C. Keller Mr. James F. Kelley and Ms. Anne H. Morgan Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Philip I. Kent Mr. and Mrs. David E. Kiefer Kimberly-Clark Mr. and Mrs. David F. Kirkpatrick

Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Klump Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Kowal Mr. and Mrs. David B. Kurzweil Louise and E.T. Laird Dr. and Mrs. Scott I. Lampert James H. Landon Mr. and Mrs. Nolan C. Leake Donna Lee and Howard Ehni Mr. Sukai Liu and Dr. Ginger J. Chen Kelly Loeffler and Jeffrey Sprecher Loews Atlanta Hotel Ms. Jackie Lunan Mr. and Dr. Kevin Lyman Larry and Lisa Mark Sally and Allen McDaniel MetLife Mr. Charles C. Miller III & Ms. Pinney L. Allen Judy Zaban Miller and Lester Miller Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mills | Moore Colson, CPAs and Bert & Carmen Mills Ms. Molly Minnear Phil and Caroline MoĂŻse Morgens West Foundation Estate of Andrew Musselman Barbara and Sanford Orkin John Paddock and Karen Schwartz Margie Painter Kathie and Chuck Palmer Vicki and John Palmer Karen and Richard Parker Perkins & Will Margaret H. Petersen Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc The Piedmont National Family Foundation Suzanne and Bill Plybon Portman Holdings Alessandra and Elton Potts Mr. and Mrs. William H. Powell Sandra and Larry* Prince Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pryor PulteGroup, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reeves Regal Entertainment Group Mr. Sean Richards Estate of Shirley Rivers Mr. and Mrs. Gregory K. Rogers Mr. Lin R. Rogers and Ms. Alexia Alarcon Patricia and Maurice Rosenbaum The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation June and John Scott ServiceNow

Bijal Shah and Doug Shipman Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sharbaugh Mr. John A. Sibley III Amy and Paul Snyder Mr. and Mrs. John Somerhalder Song Space Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Karen and John Spiegel Gail and Loren Starr Dr. Steven and Lynne Steindel Michelle and Stephen Sullivan Surya Elliott and Elaine Tapp Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation Lizanne Thomas and David Black Mr. and Mrs. Eric Tresh UBS Financial Services Inc. John and Ray Uttenhove Mr. and Mrs. K. Morgan Varner, III Mr. Brandon Verner Kim and Reggie Walker Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Dr. James Wells and Mrs. Susan Kengeter Wells Mrs. Melinda M. Wertheim and Dr. Steven B. Wertheim Adair and Dick White Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin T. White Sue and John Wieland James B. and Betty A. Williams Richard Williams and Janet Lavine Suzanne B. Wilner Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell Drs. Kevin and Kalinda Woods Amy and Todd Zeldin Robert and Connie Zerden


44 | staff ARTISTIC Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Producer & Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Feldman Playwright in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage BOLD Artistic Director Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tinashe Kajese-Bolden BOLD Associate Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donya K. Washington Associate Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Watkins Artistic Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hershey Millner Spelman Leadership Fellows . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle Jacob, Jessenia Ingram Spelman Leadership Interns . . Kristen Cole, Rachael McLaughlin, Alexis Woodard Kenny Leon Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casey Wortham Literary Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elliott Folds Reiser Lab Artists — Round 5 . . . . Daryl Lisa Fazio, Karen Robinson, Carolyn Cook, Okorie Johnson, Radcliffe Bailey, Fahamu Pecou, Topher Payne, Richard Eldredge, Gina Rickicki Round 6 . . . . . . . . . . Jake Krakovsky, Jane Foley, Ibi Owolabi, Hannah Church, Nichole Palmietto, Sarah Newby, Lee Osorio, Angela Farr Schiller, Rachel Parish 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Torres, Niki Traxler Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steven Love Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Brunson, Steve Jordan Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich Props Artisan / Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Muse Scenery 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Dickey, Valerie Medoff, Kayla Zinke 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 Additional Stagehands . . . . . . . Bryan Perez, Jimmie Schlachter, Jamel Vaughn

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

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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 Cristo Rey Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Akilah Hampton Teaching Artists Will Amato, Chase Anderson, April Andrew, Ricardo Aponte, Marcello Audino, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Jennifer Bowles, Thomas Brazzle, Jared Brodie, Chelsea Brown, Kyle Brumley, Kirstin Calvert, Taryn Carmona, Katie Causey, Hannah Chatham, Vivi Chavez, Hannah Chiclana, Hannah Church, Jaehn Clare, Kat Conley, Megan Cramer, Kelly Criss, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, John Doyle, Laurin Dunleavy, Suehyla El-Attar, Shelby Folks, Elaine Friend, Daryl Funn, |Allison Gardner, Chris Gonzalez-LaCorte, Amber Hamilton, Hannah Hyde, Jenna Jackson Morris, Carole Kaboya, Chloe Kay, Ashe Kazanjian, Hannah Lake Chatham, LeeAnna Lambert, Chris Lane, Maya Lawrence, Kathleen Link, Nicole Livieratos, Amy Lucas, Christian Magby, Rebecca Makus, Cara Mantella, Marielle Martinez, Matt McCubbin, Peyton McDaniel Davis, Bethany Mendenhall, Karin Mervis, Courtney Moors, Jenna Morris, JD Myers, Sarah Newby Halicks, Teundras Oaks, Brooke Owens, Tafee Patterson, Michelle Pokopac, Ashley Prince, Sam Provenzano, J.L. Reed, Cara Reid, Lauren Rekhelman, Avery Sharpe, Destiny Stancil, Barry Stewart Mann, Holly Tatem, Jasmine Thomas, Jenn Trippe Nakahara, Ebony Tucker, Jose Miguel Vasquez, Amanda Wansa Morgan, Megan Wartell, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Megan Wheeler, Katy Whitson, Anna Williford, Vallea Woodbury, Melissa Word Teen Ensemble Members Alivia Wynn, Casey Champion, Colleen Allard-Smith, Fiona Tagami, Flannery Bogost, Hannah Lahr, Isaac Presberg, Isabel Pruitt, Ja’Siah Young, Jada Alston, Jalen Thorbes, Jordan Rice, Jude Harris, Julia Brosas, Kamryn Charles, Keturah Genesis, Lain Walls, Lea Fournier, Lion Way, Marshall Mabry, Micah Noel, Milkah Sadiki-Yisrael, Nicky Taylor, Sara Francis, Sophia Hanna, Tyler Bey

MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Yale Management Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakton Reynolds 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 Community Engagement & Audience Development Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rita Kompelmakher 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, Alicia Quirk, Robyn E. Sutton-Fernandez, Ansley Usery, Sarah Wallis Program Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Madden


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