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4 | betweenus Silence is golden. It’s also really hard. In his gorgeous book Biography of Silence, Pablo d’Ors does a quick and brilliant dissection of why we’re so often uncomfortable with silence: “Remaining in silence with oneself was much more difficult than I had suspected before trying it. It did not take me long to come to a new conclusion: it was almost unbearable for me to be alone with myself, which was the reason I constantly fled myself.” We surround and fill ourselves with noise. Some literal — the car radio, the television, the computer beeps and buzzes and chimes that alert us to input, and some cognitive — the ruminating on what was, what should have been, what might be. It can get loud up there in our heads. But there’s a strange comfort in that noise, I think, as it masks what might emerge in the silence and the stillness. Whether in solitude or in company, there can be a dis-ease with silence for fear of what truth might emerge. (A writer friend once counseled me on my own incessant need to fill a silence in a discussion or argument. “Let it happen,” she said. “And then spell the word ‘awkward’ in your head before you fill it. See what happens.” I seldom make it past the second a.) Bess Wohl’s Small Mouth Sounds, a meditation of a play, is chock full of silence. Purposefully. If you have a moment over the next 90 minutes where you wonder if someone has forgotten their lines, it’s likely purposeful because this is a play about how we reckon with the mess and potential wonder of being human, and how inadequate all of our words and noise can be as tools for that reckoning. There are many reasons I fell in love with this play. (Recall — awkward.) But one of the big ones was a stage direction at its very beginning: Note: Everyone in this play is in some kind of agony. In this way, they are not unlike the rest of us. Not much to say after that, right?

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NEED AND TRANSFORMATION Bess Wohl embarks on a journey of discovery through silence in Small Mouth Sounds STORY BY

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hat do you do when called to write a play about a silent retreat? Do you strip yourself of the ability to use words — your most powerful, welltrained tool — or do you sacrifice the objective and let your characters break the given circumstances of the world within a few pages? This is the conundrum Bess Wohl found herself up against when she set out to write Small Mouth Sounds. “It was a very long process to try to figure out the exact answer to that question,” Wohl says. “My first draft of the play actually had a lot of dialogue in it. I set up the rules of the world as, ‘We’re going to be in silence,’ and because I am a playwright, and I like talking, I let the characters break the rules immediately. So within three pages, everyone was chatting.” A friend of Wohl’s encouraged her to meet her own challenge of limiting dialogue, so in a complete 180 rewrite, the next draft of the piece had no talking at all. But even then, Small Mouth Sounds felt flawed to her. “When I put that on its feet with some actors,” shares the playwright, “it became clear that there were moments where the situation really called for somebody to speak, and you felt that a real person would say something in this moment even if they had taken a vow of silence. But the silence felt sort of imposed by the writer rather than what would organically be truthful to the moment.”

Set model on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s Small Mouth Sounds. Scenic design by Leslie M. Taylor.

Having experienced silent retreats herself — the first under false pretenses — Wohl knows what that moment can truly be like. “My first silent retreat was with a close friend of mine who sort of dragged me there. The first night that I was there, I realized that we were actually going to be in silence, and I had brought a few bottles of wine,


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some snacks… I just had the totally wrong idea of what I was walking into.” Misunderstanding aside, the wheels in her playwright brain immediately began turning. “I pretty quickly thought that this was an interesting place for a play because so much of theatre is about need and transformation, and the reason that people come to these retreats is because they need to be transformed in some way.” She also realized that theatre audiences are already on their own silent retreat of sorts and therefore provide the ultimate last piece to her puzzle. “For me, one happy discovery working on this play was realizing how theatre audience members are participants in a sort of silent retreat together in that they’re called into a space together and asked to observe silence together. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they don’t, just like the characters in my play,” she points out. “I was really interested in including the audience as the last piece of the puzzle and having them feel like they are on this retreat with the characters in the play. So, by the end of the play, they too have had some kind of spiritual experience of being in silence together.” Not only do audience members and characters have a spiritual experience, but Small Mouth Sounds has taken Wohl herself on a journey of intense personal growth. “Honestly, one of the reasons I was interested in writing this play was to try to challenge myself to sit with silence in my work and in my life,” she shares.

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10 | encore “Can you pause and be brave enough to be in silence and not have to fill every moment with some kind of noise? I definitely found myself as I wrote the play and experienced rehearsals of the play struggling with the questions, ‘Can I live with my feelings of anxiety or boredom or itchiness or need to please the audience in some traditional way that I’ve seen before? Can I stay with the uncomfortable feelings and see if there’s something beyond that that would lead to making something that feels different?’” Wohl’s posture of questioning and exploring has allowed her to keep learning about her own piece from everyone who produces it.

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“If I knew what I was writing about when I started, I don’t know if I would need to write it,” Wohl admits. “But the writing process and the process of sharing it is really an exploration. It’s a process of discovery.” This process of discovery encompasses even the audience, from whom Wohl says she learns the most. “I always find, in a wonderful way, that the audience teaches me really what the play was about all along, and I really don’t know until then. But also, people have such different reactions and experiences, and that’s really the beauty of making something: for people to come and teach you. That’s the last piece of the puzzle, and it’s always really a revelation for me.”

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THE HISTORY OF SILENT RETREATS STORY BY

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“Discover real peace and harmony in yourself, and naturally this will overflow to benefit others.” — S.N. Goenka

Origins of insight meditation Satya Narayan Goenka, a Burmese-Indian teacher, is credited as one of the most influential modern educators of Vipassanā, or insight meditation. This ancient Theravada Buddhist meditation technique emphasizes seeing things as they really are. In 1969, after 14 years of studying under teacher Sayagyi U Ba

Khin, Goenka began teaching Vipassanā meditation in India to lay people of any social class, religious sect, or gender. Western interest in Goenka’s teachings During the 1970s, with Westerners becoming increasingly interested in Eastern religion, many American and European travelers would study with Goenka and attend

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his 10-day meditation retreats. It was during this time that Sharon Salzberg, one of the first American teachers who influenced the Vipassanā movement in North America, was introduced to Goenka. In 1974, Salzberg opened one of the oldest western meditation centers, Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, along with other American


Vipassanā teachers Joseph Goldstein, Jack Kornfield, and Jacqueline Schwartz. In 1985, Goenka established the Vipassanā Research Institution at Dhamma Giri, a Vipassanā meditation center in Igatpuri, Maharashtra, India. Over the course of his life, he would teach several thousand Westerners the Vipassanā meditation.

Western Vipassanā is widely lay-based, with few of the spiritual and religious goals remaining in common with the traditional Theravada Buddhist religious context. Most western leaders of the Vipassanā movement do not identify with an organized religion or institution. Insight meditation at silent retreats Silent retreats create

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an environment for individuals to practice insight meditation, an experience of selfpurification by way of self-observation. Insight meditation is a technique that eliminates suffering and creates mental purification as well as an art of living which gives positive contributions to society. Silent retreats are conducted as group retreats, allowing participants to have a gratifying connection with other participants through stillness, ultimately granting a deeper sense of connection with the self.


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ou are about to experience a visit to the world of a silent retreat that will encourage you to take part in the changes the characters go through during their time on the stage. In Beth Wohl’s satiric comedy we are introduced to 6 characters who are brought together to disconnect from the world for a period of time (some do this better than others). There is an unseen “teacher” or guru who guides the program but for the most part the audience is observing the changes that the characters go through as they concentrate on themselves and others at the retreat. Small Mouth Sounds shines a worthy spotlight on mindfulness and meditation, as they are currently in the forefront, being studied and taught to many in today’s society. Experts at the Emory Brain Health Center in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences teach meditation as a cognitive technique that leads people to become more attentive to their environment and their inner thoughts. This has been shown to have lasting effects on people over time. There are ongoing imaging studies, including ones conducted at Emory, that show areas of the brain are enhanced after meditative practices and that there is an improvement in alertness and attention-related regions of the brain which ultimately change brain structure. These changes can also ultimately lead to psychological well-being and enhance the ability to cope with stress. This play shows how the characters develop empathy for one another as well as the ability to connect to the suffering that all of us feel at different times in our lives. This experience allows the audience to connect to themselves as well. As you experience the feelings that the characters are trying to convey in their effort to connect to each other, one realizes how eloquently silence can speak and how profound this can be.

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

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COSTUME DESIGN

LESLIE M. TAYLOR

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CLAY BENNING

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JODY FELDMAN

SKYLAR BURKS DIRECTED BY

SUSAN V. BOOTH World Premiere Developed and Produced by Ars Nova Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

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


18 | programnotes CAST * JEREMY AGGERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan * OWAIS AHMED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rodney * ANDREW BENATOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ned ALEXANDRA FICKEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alicia * JANUARY LaVOY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Teacher * COURTNEY PATTERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan * ERICKA RATCLIFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy CRISTIAN GONZALEZ . CHARITY JORDAN . . . CHRIS SCHULZ . . . . . MEGAN WHEELER . . . CHARLIE WRIGHT . . .

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STAGE MANAGEMENT * SKYLAR BURKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager VALERIE MEDOFF . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant SARAH COOK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stage Management Intern PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE ELISA CARLSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dialect Coach KAIWEN FA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Projections Assistant and Programmer FOR THIS PRODUCTION PATRICIA A. K. FULLER, SHANNON P. KENNEDY . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe JOHN MCKENZIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Operator GRAHAM SCHWARTZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Programmer BRYAN PEREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stagehand/Bear PHILIP WRAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Light Board Operator SPECIAL THANKS Evolation Yoga

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JEREMY AGGERS (Jan) is so grateful to be returning to the Alliance for his eighth production. Jeremy is an Atlanta-based actor and musician, as well as an accomplished audiobook narrator. Past Alliance credits include Edward Foote, Candide, Shakespeare in Love, Whipping Man, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, The Wizard of Oz, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Other recent Atlanta credits include This Wonderful Life (Aurora Theatre), Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), and Singles in Agriculture (Aurora Theatre). Aggers has three albums of his music under the Brash Music label and has narrated close to 300 audiobooks under Jeremy Arthur and other pseudonyms. All his love to KJW and AEWA. OWAIS AHMED (Rodney) is grateful to be making his Alliance debut. Owa is Chicago based, where he is a practicing Yogi and proud ensemble member of Definition Theatre Co. Theatre credits include: Guards at the Taj (Milwaukee Rep, Steppenwolf Theatre), The Invisible Hand (Steep Theatre, Jeff Award Recipient. Milwaukee Rep), The Hard Problem (Court Theatre), Orange (Mixed Blood Theatre), The Qualms (Steppenwolf Theatre), Blood & Gifts (Timeline Theatre). Film/TV credits: Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice (Dir. Zack Snyder), Age Of Ice (Dir. Emile Edwin Smith), “Empire” (Dir. John Singleton), and “Chicago Fire” (NBC, Dir. Reza Tabrizi). Mohabbat Zindabad. Adaab, Pyaare.

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ANDREW BENATOR (Ned) Andrew’s most recent work at the Alliance was last season’s Crossing Delancey, and he was last seen on the Hertz Stage in 2010’s Tennis In Nablus. Other Alliance credits include: Troubadour, Disgraced, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, By The Way Meet Vera Stark, Good People, August: Osage County, Eurydice, and A Christmas Carol. In addition to Atlanta theatre, Andrew has worked off-Broadway as well as in San Francisco, Sacramento, San Jose, Pittsburgh, and Hartford. Film and TV credits include The Founder, Game Night, Million Dollar Arm, “Amazing Stories,” “The Gifted,” “Stranger Things,” “Being Mary Jane,” and “House of Payne.” ALEXANDRA FICKEN (Alicia) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance where she was last seen in Goodnight, Tyler on the Hertz stage earlier this year. Born and raised in Atlanta, she is also a graduate of the University of Alabama with a B.A. in musical theatre and dance. Off-Broadway: Hell: Paradise Found (59E59). Alliance: Hand to God; The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe; In Love and Warcraft; Bike America. Atlanta: Appropriate (Actor’s Express); A Nice Family Christmas; Annie Get Your Gun (Stage Door Players); The Electric Baby; Pretty Girl Basket Toss (Weird Sisters Theatre Project); ThanksKilling the Musical (Dad’s Garage); Grand Concourse (Horizon); fml: How Carson McCullers Saved My Life (7 Stages); Sherlock Holmes (Georgia Ensemble). TV/Film: “Vice


20 | programnotes Principals”, “The Originals”, POMS, The DUFF. She would like to thank Susan, this incredible cast and crew, and the Alliance for this opportunity.

Party, Anchorman 2, Let’s Be Cops, Trouble With the Curve. Much love to Nick, Javier, Susan, Mom and Dad. courtneypatterson.net

JANUARY LaVOY (Teacher) is thrilled to return to the Alliance in her new home city of Atlanta, where she is now an assistant professor of acting at Emory University. Alliance: Native Guard, What I Learned in Paris. Broadway: ENRON. Off-Broadway: Mrs. Murray’s Menagerie, Wakey,Wakey, Funnyhouse of a Negro, Two Trains Running, Home, Measure for Measure, Wings, Coraline. Regional: Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, Pittsburgh Public, Wilma, City Theatre, Denver Center, Cape Playhouse. TV/Film: “N0S4A2”, “Elementary”, “Blue Bloods”, “Law & Order”, Noelle Ortiz on “One Life to Live”. VO: 250+ audiobooks, many national commercial campaigns, 4 Audie Awards, Audiofile Golden Voice. Januarylavoy.com

ERICKA RATCLIFF (Judy) is excited to return to Alliance Theatre where she most recently performed in Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous. Other credits include works with Steppenwolf, Second City, Chicago Shakespeare, Adrienne Arsht Center, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Collaboraction, Mixed Blood Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory, Pittsburgh Playwrights and touring throughout Australia, London and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the award winning play Funk It Up About Nothing. Her film and TV credits include “Chiraq,” “Chicago Fire,” “The Unborn” and the independent film Olympia. Ericka is an ensemble member with The House Theatre of Chicago and Congo Square Theatre and artistic associate with Lookingglass Theatre. She is a graduate of Roosevelt University. Namaste Atlanta!

COURTNEY PATTERSON (Joan) returns to the Alliance where she’s been seen in A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Disgraced; Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; August: Osage County; and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, among others. She has been on stages around the city throughout her career (Georgia Shakespeare, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre, True Colors and Synchronicity). TV/film: “The Walking Dead,” “Stuff You Should Know,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Good Eats,” SuperIntelligence, Life of the

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CRISTIAN GONZALEZ (U/S Rodney) is thrilled to be working with this marvelous production. Recent credits: Native Gardens at Aurora Theatre, The Constitution at Saudade Theatre,Citizens Market at Horizon Theatre, Greetings Friends.. at Georgia Ensemble Theatre. TV & Film credits include: Halt & Catch Fire (AMC),Good Behavior (TNT), and What Men Want (Paramount).


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CHARITY JORDAN (U/S Teacher/Judy) is so honored to work with the Alliance Theatre again. She is a world-class actress with a background in drama, and a knack for comedy. Charity is a winner of a Suzi Award for her performance in Synchronicity’s production of Eclipsed. She’s a published author, teacher, and co-owner of ArtistDirector Media. She was a “Best Actress” nominee at the BronzeLens Film Festival, won “Best Web-Series” at BHFF, and played Viola Lee Jackson in the Oscarnominated film Selma. Charity can be seen on NBC’s “Constantine,” on Aspire TV’s “Mommy Uncensored,” or in Amazon’s “Z… The Beginning of Everything.” Charity has graced the stages of Holland, South Africa, and Los Angeles but is excited to be back home for this amazing show. Charity says, “Small Mouth Sounds is a lesson in the power of listening and the universal need to be heard.” CHRIS SCHULZ (U/S Ned) is an Atlanta actor and theatremaker. Past credits include: Shakespeare In Love (U/S; Alliance Theatre), Bat-Hamlet (Out of Box), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, All’s Well that Ends Well (Atlanta Shakespeare Company), Dispossessed (Essential Theatre), Red Light Winter, boom (director), The Dumb Waiter (Tribal Theatre Group). Film: Down and Yonder, The Future West (Cindicate Productions). This is water.

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MEGAN WHEELER (U/S Joan/Alicia) is thrilled to be returning to the Alliance Theatre! Recent credits: Little Women (Jo March; Peach State Summer Theatre), Crazy for You (Polly Baker; Peach State Summer Theatre), Bullets Over Broadway (Ellen; Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Goodnight, Tyler (U/S Chelsea; Alliance Theatre), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, My Fair Lady (Atlanta Lyric), Mr. Popper’s Penguins (Mrs. Popper; Synchronicity Theatre). She has also started her own Atlantabased singing group, The Magnolias, inspired by the sounds and style of The Andrews Sisters. Thank you to family and friends for all of your support! meetmeganwheeler.com CHARLIE WRIGHT (U/S Jan) is thrilled to pieces to be part of his first production with the Alliance! He has recently worked with a number of theatres in Central Florida including Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, and throughout the Midwest with Door Shakespeare, Chicago Shakespeare, American Players Theatre, and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. He also works as a digital puppeteer and voice actor with a company called Mursion. All kinds of love to Carl and his family, and gratitude to the Alliance for this opportunity. 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


22 | programnotes and pension plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theater as an essential component of our society. 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 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.

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LESLIE M. TAYLOR (Scenic Designer) has designed sets and costumes for over 170 productions. Most recently she designed sets and costumes for Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s premier of BUZZ. Last year, she designed the scenery for Actor’s Express production of An Octoroon and costumes for Theater Emory’s production of The Moors. She has designed multiple times for Actor’s Express, Alliance Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, the Center for Puppetry Arts, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, and Theatrical Outfit. Her work has been seen at Opera Theater St. Louis; GEVA Theater in Rochester, NY; Merrimack Theater, MA; Portland Stage Company, ME; Indiana Repertory Theater; and Off-Broadway. A full professor and resident set and costume designer at Emory University, Leslie also serves as the executive director for the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts. NICOLE CLOCKEL (Costume Designer) is a costume designer, stitcher, and enthusiastic member of TYA/USA (Theatre for Young Audiences/USA). Designs include País deBicicleta, Ontario Was Here, Be Here Now (Aurora Theatre); Fun Home (Out of Box Theatre); A Year With Frog and Toad (remounted at Synchronicity Theatre); Parade, Feathers and Teeth (Kennesaw State University); A New Brain, and Love’s Labor’s Lost (Zero Circle Theatre Company). Her sewing and craft skills have been seen on a tiny scale in several productions by the incredible folks at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Much love and gratitude to Ruby for always helping me keep perspective.


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LACEY ERB (Lighting & Projections Designer) is a freelance projection and lighting designer based in NYC. Her recent design work includes Chasing the New White Whale (La Mama, NY); Monet a new musical (The York Theatre, NY); The Talmud (Target Margin Theatre, NY); Wake… Sing… (Meta-Phys Ed at IRT Theatre, NY); Reflective Impulse (SXSW Interactive, TX); and JJ’s Place (Spinning Dot Theatre/Duderstadt Center, Univ. MI). As an associate designer, she has worked with Andrew Lazarow on Head Over Heels (San Francisco & Broadway); Sven Ortel on Ever After & Maybe Happy Ending (Alliance Theatre), and Life After (Old Globe Theatre, CA); and with David Bengali on We Live in Cairo (ART, MA). Lacey’s work has been featured internationally at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial and in the 2017 World Stage Design Expo in Taipei, Taiwan. She holds an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. CLAY BENNING (Sound Designer) has been the Resident Sound Designer at the Alliance Theatre for 19 years and has designed more than 100 productions for the Alliance, including 30 world premieres, 35 musicals, and 30 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Candide, Wizard of Oz, Ride the Cyclone, and Max Make A Million. Other design work has included Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, and the Georgia Aquarium.

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Awards: Seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 16 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA. SKYLAR BURKS (Stage Manager) is delighted to continue her work at the Alliance Theatre. Alliance credits include: 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. 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,


24 | programnotes 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 (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

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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.


Book by HARVEY FIERSTEIN • Lyrics and Music by JERRY HERMAN Based on the play by JEAN POIRET

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Georges is the owner of the La Cage Aux Folles nightclub, which features a drag show starring his partner and the love of his life, Albin. After twenty years of un-wedded bliss, the pair face the hardest challenge of their relationship, yet: meeting their son, Jean-Michel’s fiancé’s parents.

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26 | yourstoryyourstage Here at the Woodruff Arts Center, our employees wanted to take initiative and advantage of our options to take control of our personal health. We wanted to use our resources and the arts community we share on this campus to support one another and build each other up through our desire to achieve personal health goals. Thus the Woodruff Wellness Committee was started. Led by Stephanie Thevenin, our committee is made up of employees from all three organizations at the Woodruff and we have one goal in mind - to spread wellness, support, and education to our employee community. Daviorr Snipes Groups Services Manager, Alliance Theatre

Through monthly meetings we devise strategies, wellness activities, build community partners, and design health goals. We use these to encourage our fellow employees to get involved, be motivated, and get the proper support on their wellness journey. In regards to physical heath, some of the programs we offer are weekly yoga classes, 5k Walk/Run challenges, and fitness classes. We also understand that wellness is not only about physical health but also mental, financial, and emotional health. With this in mind, our committee also offers classes on retirement planning, healthy cooking demonstrations, flu shot events, and mental health awareness classes. Our goal is to remove the stigma and intimidation from wellness and help people to learn that wellness is about personal growth and betterment, community, and building one’s personal confidence. Our committee is young and is still growing, but we are extremely excited about what we are building with our Woodruff family and the city of Atlanta as a whole. We look forward to the lives we will help change for the better in the process.

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28 | synopsis SYNOPSIS In the overwhelming quiet of the woods, six strangers in search of serenity meet at a silent wellness retreat for what they hope will be a life-changing five-day experience. Guided by an unseen guru, they are challenged to abandon technology and reset. As they confront internal demons both profound and absurd, their vows of silence collide with the achingly human need to connect.

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

Do you appreciate live theatre, enjoy meeting new people and trying new things? If so, then get involved with one of the largest volunteer forces in the arts. The Alliance Theatre volunteer STARS program offers a 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 fundraising 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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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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Hertz Series Sponsor WarnerMedia (Turner) is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Series. A leading media and entertainment company, WarnerMedia prides itself on being the place where the world’s most talented creators and journalists tell their stories. The company believes in the transformative power of great storytelling to shape our lives, catalyze dialogue, and, most importantly, bring communities together to celebrate our rich diversity. WarnerMedia is committed to innovative and powerful ways to discover, nurture and celebrate the next generation of storytellers, with the goal of cultivating an artistic community that is rich, vibrant and relevant to audiences today and tomorrow. Through our support of The Woodruff Arts Center and other strategic partners, we hope to promote stronger dialogue and diversity in the industry’s pipeline of emerging voices, and pave the way for the next generation of storytellers. Official Hotel

Official Research Partner

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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 - September 24, 2019.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $500,000+ The SKK Foundation Spotlight $50,000+ The Antinori Foundation Ann & Jeff Cramer Victoria & Howard Palefsky Patty & Doug Reid Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick Katie & Reade Fahs Doug & Lila Hertz Sally G. Tomlinson Chairman’s Cicle $25,000+ Ms. Stephanie Blank & Mr. David Williams Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Georgia Power David & Carolyn Gould Mr. & Mrs. Ted Greene Jocelyn J. Hunter Phil & Caroline Moïse Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Rosemarie & David Thurston

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 Ellen & Howard Feinsand Bill Freitag Doris & Matthew Geller Marsha & Richard Goerss Seth & Lisa Greenberg Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Mrs. Erika James Sam & Stefanie Johnson Anne & Mark Kaiser John C. Keller 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

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Linda & Steve Selig Mr. Alex J. Simmons , Jr. & Ms. Janine Brown Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Ramona & Ben White Director’s Circle $10,000+ Ms. Kristin Adams James Anderson The Balloun Family Laura Brightwell Linda & Gene Davidson Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Mr. Bob Jimenez Mr. Charles R. Kowal Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison 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


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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 - September 24, 2019.

Charlita StephensWalker & Delores Stephens Tim & Maria Tassopoulos Carol & Ramon TomĂŠ Family Fund Susan & Tom Wardell* Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Suzy Wilner BENEFACTORS $5,000 Lisa & Joe Bankoff Judge JoAnn Bowens Frank Buonanotte Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Fund Susan & Ed Croft 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+ The Robert S. Elster Foundation 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 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


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 - September 24, 2019.

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 Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Mrs. Dori Miller The Zaban Foundation Dedi & Julian Mohr Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Lynn & Galen Oelkers Peg Petersen Sam & Barbara Pettway Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Peter & Alice Rogers Shayla & Chip Rumely Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Jane & Rein Saral Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Jim Schroder & Morli Desai Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Sonny & Jeanne Seals Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal

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 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 Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Shirley Blaine

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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 Dr. Richard Goodjoin Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Mark Keiser Carol Lanier-Goodman Suzanne & Thad King Allegra J. LawrenceHardy & Valerie Haughton Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Little Pink Book Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Thomas Marshall Janice & Tom Munsterman Dennis & Debra Murphy Timothy Overmyer John & Helen Parker


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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 - September 24, 2019.

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 *deceased


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 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 Thalia And Michael C. Carlos Advised Fund 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 Fully 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

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Bonnie and Jay Harris Nancy and Charles Harrison 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 The Breman Foundation, Inc. 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 Churk 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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

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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