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4 | betweenus After hearing from countless educators and district leaders about their struggle to engage high school students in classic literature, we created the Classic Remix Project (for more info, check out the Onstage & Off section of the program). In short, over the next few years, we’ll be commissioning some of the country’s leading playwrights to revitalize and respond to classic work found in the public school curriculum and to ultimately create a canon of work that is equally compelling to teens as to adult audiences. Luckily, just as we were contemplating how best to kick off this program, we encountered Will Power’s Seize the King. The very title of this play immediately thrusts us into action and demands our participation. If we don’t seize King Richard, we’re certain to be thrust deeper and deeper into a world of tyranny and corruption. Will Power’s breathtaking riff on the Shakespearean tragedy Richard III collides contemporary rhythms with classic structure to create something wholly original. A classic, remixed. And yet, it’s the same old story: man wants power, man gets power, man wants more power. As Will so ominously describes at the beginning of the play, King Richard is more alive today than ever before. Humanity, it seems, is just as susceptible to the folly of thirsting for power as it was during the War of the Roses. Indeed, there is no shortage of news headlines detailing the ruthless schemes of contemporary politicians, executives, celebrities and clerics lusting for power—schemes that always reveal the emptiness of power’s promise. That thirst cannot be quenched; it’s an unfillable void, yet we keep trying. In an election year overflowing with political maneuvering, this story strikes a resonant chord, and it’s striking to see how little has changed in politics and power since the days of Richard III. But this play is much more expansive than a political polemic. It’s personal and demands that we take a hard look at ourselves too. To do the hard work of examining our interior lives and rooting out the selfish ambition that lies hidden deep within our own hearts, governing our own actions. That king, it turns out, also needs seizing. Otherwise, we wind up perpetuating that same cycle of violence. When we first decided to produce this play, playwright Will Power was the Mellon Playwright in Residence at the Dallas Theatre Center. In a fantastic twist of fate, he’s since relocated to Atlanta to serve as a distinguished professor at Spelman College. I couldn’t be more delighted that we get to kick off the Classic Remix Project with an Atlanta-based writer and an all-star Atlanta cast. Let’s Seize the King! Christopher Moses Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director

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POWER AND LIMITS Playwright Will Power takes on questions of human nature through a Shakespearean villain STORY BY

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laywright Will Power wonders: “This time that we live in right now has really made me think about big questions of virtue and evil, selfishness and selflessness. Who are we at core as human beings? Are we good at core, or are we bad at core?”

While he may personally have an answer to these questions in mind, Power’s play Seize the King leaves that door completely open.

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“Of course it’s easy for us to say a man’s nature and woman’s nature is good at core,” the playwright says. “But there is so much evidence that has challenged that over the years. So I really want to dive into that and keep that an open question right now. Let’s just not assume that’s the easy answer.” Power explores these questions through the lens of Richard III, one of the most corrupt protagonists in Shakespeare’s canon. Chasing power by any

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ctors Travis Turner A and Shakirah Demesier on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s Seize the King.


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et model on the first S day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s Seize the King. Scenic Design by Nephelie Andonyadis.

means necessary, this is a political leader who manipulates and murders on his climb to the throne without batting an eye. He is evil personified. He’s the seemingly caricatured type of leader whom the audience can easily say we would never support. But what if he were on our side? That’s the meat of Power’s exploration in adapting Richard III. Power suggests the scenario in which a potential leader with clear means to enact positive change has an objectively despicable past. “Would you say, ‘Well, he is evil, but I’m going to put it aside because he’s going to help save the Earth’? Or would you say, ‘You know what, I love all the policies, but he is too corrupt. I can’t vote for someone like that’?” It’s not easy material to wrestle with. But like many well-constructed plays, it asks the audience to face their true priorities. “I ask about power and limits. Are there limits to what we would do? What are you willing to do to

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get what you want? The other question I ask is, ‘Do the ends justify the means?’ [The play] also talks about insecurity. It talks about how people push out for power when they’re insecure, to try to overcompensate for something.” The piece might have some easily-traced modern political parallels, but Power wants to leave it up for interpretation and let each patron get something different out of it. He insures this is through dialogue that can’t be tied to a specific time period, reflecting the timelessness of human nature.

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ctors Tangela A Large and Wigasi Brant on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s Seize the King.

“These energies of evil and of pure hatred have existed for a long time. And these energies of good and empathy have existed for a long time. I really want to explore this lust for power, manipulation, politics, and strategy.” He explains that this piece feels simultaneously timeless and timely for its

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laywright Will P Power and Director Michael John Garcés on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s Seize the King.

questions of good and evil and its challenge to patrons regarding the future. “I thought this would be a perfect play to adapt for today. And so, I’m asking, ‘Where are we now, and what are we going to do now?’” Why challenge audiences with an adaptation of Richard III, which may be hallowed theatre ground? Power admits that asking modern American audiences to examine themselves as our country prepares for a presidential election might not be very effective if done too directly. “The idea is that the audience should see themselves in the characters, and they should see their times in that time,” Power says. “And so we have definitely been conscious about making those connections through the dialogue with the conflicts and the situations in the scenes. But the other thing is, because it’s an older story, sometimes you have a little bit of distance and actually sometimes you can reach people in a way. If I can deal with the same issues that we’re wrestling with today, but I can do


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it through Richard III, the audience might actually be a little bit more open to what I’m saying. You know what I mean? So it kinda helps people let their guard down a little bit.” Writing this piece has felt urgent to the 39-yearold, who sees this as his time to get serious about leaving his mark on the theatre community. “I’m definitely in my middle age right now. So I feel like this is, in a lot of ways, my time,” Power says, already with multiple awards under his belt including a Lucille Lortel Award. “I really need to try to have as much impact as I can, as an artist and as a human being right now. So this is part of my contribution to try to spark this conversation.”

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PREVIOUSLY, IN THE WAR OF THE ROSES… STORY BY

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Edward III becomes king.

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Edward III dies. His grandson, Richard II, becomes king.

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Richard II is overthrown by Henry Bolingbroke, who becomes King Henry IV. This plants the seeds for the eventual War of the Roses, the massive conflict between Richard’s House of York and Henry’s House of Lancaster.

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Henry V wages war with France.

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Henry V and Charles VI of France sign the Treaty of Troyes, which recognizes Henry V as heir apparent to the French throne.

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Shakespeare’s Richard III, which provides the basis for Seize the King, is a fictionalization of the ascendency of the historical King Richard III of England during the tumultuous period of civil war known as the War of the Roses (1455-1487). While Shakespeare’s play takes dramatic liberty with the historical events, it is correct in showing Richard coming to power after 28 long years of civil unrest. What exactly was going on that made it “the winter of our discontent”?

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Henry VI is officially crowned king. He grows up to be a thoroughly mediocre and unpopular ruler, fueling tension among the dissatisfied English populace.

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Under Henry VI’s rule, England officially loses the Hundred Years’ War with France.

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Richard of York is killed in the Battle of Wakefield. The House of Lancaster claims a major victory.

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Edward IV, son of the slain Richard of York, defeats the Lancastrians at the Battle of Towton, effectively becoming King of England.

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Queen Margaret forms an alliance with the Earl of Warwick. They return to England and successfully get Henry VI back on the throne.

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The War of the Roses begin between the House of Lancaster (led by King Henry VI) and the House of York (led by Richard, Duke of York). Both houses claim their right to the English throne as descendants of King Edward III. Starting with a York victory at the First Battle of St. Albans, Richard of York becomes Lord Protector of England.

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Shakespeare’s work has been performed for over 400 years, in more than 150 countries, and translated into at least 100 languages. The Bard is also responsible for inventing over 1,200 words that are used in modern English speech. His genius lies not only in the structure of the text he so skillfully crafted, but in the wildly entertaining and varied stories that resonate to this day. From comedy to tragedy, mystery to magic, Shakespeare has a genre for all interests. His influence on actors, directors, and especially playwrights remains as strong as ever, with adaptations and reinterpretations of his work being produced in professional theaters year after year. The Alliance has wisely taken up one of those reinterpretations—the work of Will Power’s ambitious reimagining of one of Shakespeare’s most popular tragedies, Richard III. In Power’s reinterpretation, the themes of greed, deceit, and ambition are just as prevalent. The story of Richard’s duplicitous journey to the throne is perhaps made even grittier in this version due, in part, to Power’s inventive—and, at times— effectively crude use of modern language that audiences may recognize from music, film, and other pop culture. It’s no secret that some shy away from Shakespeare because of the intricacies of his style, phrasing, and rhythm. But thanks to playwrights like Will Power, these centuries-old stories can be delightfully accessible and may turn previously uninterested audiences into new Shakespeare fans!

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MICHAEL JOHN GARCÉS The World Premiere of Seize the King Produced in 2018 by La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, Califronia Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director & Michael S. Rosenberg, Managing Director

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20 | programnotes CAST * WIGASI BRANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Actor 2 * SHAKIRAH DEMESIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Actor 4 * ALLAN EDWARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Actor 5 * TANGELA LARGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Actor 3 * TRAVIS TURNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Actor 1 UNDERSTUDIES * WIGASI BRANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Actor 1 ALEX DAUPHIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Actor 3 CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Actor 2 ALEXIS HUDSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Actor 4 KEVIN ROOST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Actor 5 STAGE MANAGEMENT * WENDY PALMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager KAYLA ZINKE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE AMELIA FISCHER & CONNOR HAMMOND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fight Coaches FOR THIS PRODUCTION APRIL EATON, PATRICIA KUIPERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe JOHN MCKENZIE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sound Operator JIMMIE SCHLACHTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stagehand GRAHAM SCHWARTZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Programmer

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WIGASI BRANT (Actor 2, U/S Actor 1) For: Janet Lee Preston, Antoinette Baskerville, Margo Moorer, Lynn Stallings, Lisa Gaye Dixon, Lisa Watson, Jody Feldman, Brenda Pauley, Donna Preston, Janell Industrious, Jacquelyn Paige, Carolyn Holt, Dean Bradley, Ethel Rakes, Annette Smith, Mawu Olumoroti, Rozell Green, Cynthia Barker, Phillis Thomas, Andrea Chambers, Angela Thornton, Colleen Madden, Joy Purvis, Xiomara Gumbs, Jessica Lanius, Iris Seda, Betty Clark, Marva Lewis, Crystal Dickinson, Deborah Smith, Brenda Devita, Elizabeth Thompson, Carla Smith, Booker,Tinashe Kajese, Bolden, Latrelle Bright, Marion Wright, Cassandra Cushman, Tanisha Pyron, Sarah Ruggles, Jade Lambert, Smith, Monique Franklin, Karen Carter, Althea Williams, Carey Cannon, Rosa Jackson, Hershey Milner, Shontina Vernon, Gloria Bigelow, Dalila Ali, Rajah, Ruby Byrom, Jasmine Guy, Rhavynn Drummer, Shay Griffin, Lisa Fincannon, Jen Kelley, Rita Harrell, Osizwe EyiDiYiYe, Deb Staples, Eria Yancy, Whitney Houston. SHAKIRAH DEMESIER (Actor 4) is a NYC actress and comedy writer now based in Atlanta and is excited to be back at the Alliance making her third debut. Previously: Nick’s Flamingo Grill and Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous. You might also find her on TV/Film: “Cobra Kai.” “American Soul.” “Watchmen” and CW’s “Legacies.” Currently she writes, directs and acts with an all Black sketch comedy group based in Atlanta: @PlayCousinsComedy. Thanks for reading and enjoy the show!

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ALLAN EDWARDS (Actor 5) Recent credits: The Laramie Project, Our Town, Pitmen Painters (Theatrical Outfit); The Cake, Waffle Palace, Citizen’s Market, City of Conversation, Grand Concourse (Horizon Theater); Hand to God, Shakespeare in Love (Alliance Theatre); The Seagull, A Walk in the Woods (Serenbe Playhouse); Anne Boleyn (Synchronicity). TV/Film: “Ozark,” “Miracle Workers,” “Good Girls,” “Satisfaction,” “Resurrection,” “Vice Principals,” “Being Mary Jane,” “Dawson’s Creek,” Killing Reagan, When Love Kills. M.F.A. University of Louisville. Proud member AEA, SAG/ AFTRA. TANGELA LARGE (Actor 3) is grateful to make her acting debut at the Alliance! TV/Film: “P-Valley” (Starz). Directing: 4 Little Girls (Alabama Shakespeare Festival). Theatre: Paradise Blue (True Colors); Blood Wedding (#thewilliamsproject); Leaving Eden, Mr. Joy, Detroit ‘67 (Playmakers); Mr. Joy at ArtsEmerson (IRNE award for Best Solo Performance); The Taming (Shakespeare and Co.); Intimate Apparel, Comedy of Errors, Clybourne Park (Chautauqua); Serial Black Face (Long Wharf); Mr. Joy (City Theatre), Orpheus Descending, Richard III (Intiman); pen/man/ship (Magic); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Trinity). M.F.A. in Acting from Brown University, and B.A. from the University of West Georgia. TRAVIS TURNER (Actor 1) returns to the Alliance after appearing in Goodnight, Tyler and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Previously: Bernhardt/ Hamlet, The


22 | programnotes Upstairs Concierge, and Twist Your Dickens (Goodman Theatre); The Flick (Steppenwolf); The Adventures of Augie March (Court Theatre); East Texas Hot Links (True Colors Theatre Company); Macbeth (Denver Center Theatre Company); Bootycandy (Windy City Playhouse); We Are Proud to Present… (Victory Gardens); The Art of Falling (The Second City/ Hubbard St. Dance); The Mystery of Love and Sex (Writer’s Theatre); and Thaddeus and Slocum (Lookingglass Theatre Company). He is a graduate of Northwestern University and North Atlanta High School. ALEX DAUPHIN (U/S Actor 3) is thrilled to make her Alliance Theatre debut. Recent credits: A Christmas Carol, The Wolves (TheatreSquared); The Pulse Project (Steppenwolf Theatre); An Octoroon (Definition Theatre Company); The Light (The New Colony); Clearing (Commission Theatre); Othello (Invictus Theatre); For the Love Of (Pride Films & Plays), and numerous improv and sketch shows at The Second City. TV: “Chicago Med” and “FOBia.” Alex is a graduate of Princeton University and The ACADEMY at Black Box Acting. Many thanks to God, family, and friends for their unwavering support. CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON (U/S Actor 2) is honored to join the Alliance theatre again! Christopher has performed on many stages locally and nationally. In Atlanta, he has been seen at Theatre Buford, 7 Stages, Horizon, Theater Emory, and the Aurora among others. He is thankful to his family and friends for their unending support, and his fiance for enhancing his life. Christopher is a mainstage company member and

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instructor at Whole World Improv Theater, and will be seen in the upcoming Jon Stewart film Irresistible. ALEXIS HUDSON (U/S Actor 4) is thrilled to work with the company of Seize the King. Recent credits include: Two Trains Running (Triad Stage; Pippin (Nevada Conservatory Theatre); Brutus in Julius Caesar (Nevada Conservatory Theatre); HAIR! (Majestic Repertory Theatre); and Disgraced (Cockroach Theatre). KEVIN ROOST (U/S Actor 5) is making his Alliance Theatre debut with Seize the King! Romeo and Juliet, Two Noble Kinsmen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Cymbeline, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Pericles (Atlanta Shakespeare Company), Bad Egg (The Tank, Residency Project), Memory Home (HB Studios, Residency Project), Just Another Play About Rainbows (Havoc Movement Company), All For One (Busch Gardens). Director of Education and Casting at Havoc Movement Company, havocmovement.com. Let’s Play! 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. MICHAEL JOHN GARCÉS (Director) is the artistic director of Cornerstone Theater Company, a communityengaged ensemble based in Los


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Angeles. Recent directing credits include The Thanksgiving Play (The Geffen Playhouse) and Native Nation (Cornerstone and ASUGammage) by Larissa FastHorse; The Royale by Marco Ramirez (Arizona Theatre Company); the just and the blind by Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Daniel Bernard Roumain (Carnegie Hall and Kennedy Center); Epic by Ellen Struve (Great Plains Theatre Conference); What Happens Next by Naomi Iizuka (La Jolla Playhouse); The Arsonists by Max Frisch (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company); and Wrestling Jerusalem by Aaron Davidman (various venues including The Guthrie Theatre, The Cleveland Public Theatre and Philadelphia Theatre Company). Plays he has written include Magic Fruit and Los Illegals (Cornerstone), Acts of Mercy (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre) and points of departure (INTAR). Michael is a recipient of the Princess Grace Statue Award, the Alan Schneider Director Award and the TCG/New Generations Grant. He serves as vice president of the executive board of SDC, the theatrical union for stage directors and choreographers. WILL POWER (Playwright) is an internationally renowned theatre artist. Plays include Detroit Red (Arts Emerson), Fetch Clay, Make Man (McCarter Theater, New York Theater Workshop, True Colors, others), Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center), The Seven (La Jolla Playhouse, New York Theater Workshop, Ten Thousand Things Theater Company, others), and two acclaimed solos shows Flow and The Gathering, as well as many other works of theater. Awards include; a Doris Duke Artist Award, Lucille Lortel Award, a United States Artist Prudential Fellowship, an NEA/TCG Residency Grant, the TCG Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, and an Andrew Mellon Playwright in Residence grant. Power is also a teacher of

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writing and performance. He has held fellowships, residencies and faculty positions at the City College of New York, Princeton University, The University of Michigan at Flint, Southern Methodist University, and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). Currently, Will Power is the Distinguished Visiting Professor of theater at Spelman College. NEPHELIE ANDONYADIS (Scenic Designer) is a scenic and costume designer based in Washington DC and in Southern California whose recent projects include The Occupant (Theater J), As You Like It (Public Works/Seattle Rep), The Tempest (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Topdog/ Underdog (WSC Avant Bard), Winnie the Pooh (Adventure Theatre), The Children (Studio Theatre), Lost in the Stars (SITI Company), Pilgrims Musa and Sheri… (Mosaic Theater) and The Juliet Letters (Urban Arias). With Cornerstone Theater Company, where she is an ensemble member, Nephelie has worked in collaboration with communities across California and beyond on A Jordan Downs Illumination, The Cardinal, Magic Fruit, Jason in Eureka, Café Vida and others. Her designs have been seen at South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Playmakers Repertory, Center Theatre Group, and many others. Nephelie has been a professor at the University of Michigan and the University of Redlands. BS from Cornell University’s School of Architecture. M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama. NEA/TCG Design Fellowship. SARITA FELLOWS (Costume Designer) is thrilled to make her Alliance debut. Her selected credits include A Bright Room Called Day (The Public Theater); Native Son (The Acting Co); Original Sound (Cherry Lane Theater); Hatef**k (The Women’s Project); Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale, Measure for Measure


24 | programnotes (The Classical Theatre); A Chronicle of the Death of Two Worlds, (New York Theater Workshop); Fur, MUD, Prospect, Fabuloso! (The Boundless Theater Co). Her regional credits include Top Girls, Her Portmanteau (A.C.T); The Royale (Arizona Theater Co); Ain’t Misbehavin’ (The Signature Theatre); Pipeline (Studio Theatre); The African School Girl Play (Pittsburgh Public Theater); Haunted Life (M.R.T); Two Trains Running (Weston Playhouse); Berta Berta, A Late Morning with Reagan (C.A.T.F); Having Our Say (Philadelphia Theater Co). Lecturer Princeton University. Associate Professor NYU@ Playwrights. M.F.A. NYU/Tisch. BENJAMIN RAWSON (Lighting Designer) is an Atlanta-based Lighting Designer for Theatre, Opera, and Dance, member USA 829. Theatrical/Opera design work can be seen at The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Aurora Theatre, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Actors Express, Theatrical Outfit, 7 Stages, Theatre Buford, Weird Sisters Theatre Project, and Synchronicity Theatre. Dance design work includes choreographers Danielle Agami, Ana Maria Lucaciu, and Troy Schumacher as well as Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre, Fly On A Wall, Staibdance, Bluebird Uncaged, Proia Dance Project, and Emily Cargill and Dancers. Ben has also worked across the country as an Associate/Assistant Lighting Designer for San Diego Opera (CA), Alliance Theatre (GA), Berkshire Theatre Festival (MA), Atlanta Opera (GA), Lyric Opera of Kansas City (MO), Utah Opera (UT), Palm Beach Opera (FL), and Playmakers Repertory Company (NC). benrawsondesign.com ROBERT KAPLOWITZ (Sound Designer) is thrilled to be creating his first design at the Alliance on a project for longtime collaborator Michael John Garces. He has spent

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the last 25 years designing sound and composing, and has been honored with an OBIE for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design and a Tony for Fela! He makes many kinds of work in addition to his beloved role as a theater sound designer; his musical Minors premiered last June at the Lantern Theater in Philadelphia, he also creates installation art, runs Nine Hostage Arts in Philly, teaches at Princeton, is an ambassador for the Prague Quadrennial, and loves his family more than anything else. WENDY PALMER (Stage Manager) is happy to be back in the Hertz following last season’s Goodnight, Tyler. Wendy started her stage management career in the Hertz as an Apprentice Stage Manager back in 1993. She worked in various SM/ ASM positions at the Alliance Theatre from 1994-2002 and as Resident Stage Manager for Theatrical Outfit from 2000-2016, at which point she decided to concentrate on her time-sensitive job of launching her kids into adulthood. Proud member of Actors’ Equity and even prouder mom to Grady and Maggie. SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab 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,


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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. MIKE SCHLEIFER (Managing Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2014 as General Manager, and in 2016 became Managing Director. While at the Alliance, Schleifer has led the administrative team on more than 50 productions and was one of the architects of the “On the Road” season, in which the Alliance produced 12 shows at 12 venues. He is proud to have started the Alliance’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and to serve on the League of Resident Theatre’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. Previously, he spent 13 years at Baltimore’s Center Stage, working as Associate Producer, Production Manager and Resident Stage Manager. While in Baltimore, he spent seven years as an adjunct faculty member at Towson University and guest lectured all over the East Coast. Schleifer began his career as a Stage Manager and has dozens of stage-management credits in New York and regionally. He is married to theater director and educator Laura Hackman and is the proud father of two boys, Jack and Ben.

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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 Competitionwinning plays plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting; Aida; The Color Purple; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring It On: The Musical; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; Harmony, A New Musical and The Prom. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection.


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PASSING THE CROWN C hris Moses, Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director

For the past decade, the Alliance has made it a priority to increase its engagement with teen audiences. This shows up in the work we produce, how we produce it, and the opportunities for teens to create their own work. Our latest project, Classic Remix (of which Seize the King is our inaugural offering) demonstrates our commitment to expanding the reach and deepening the connection with the teen community in Atlanta. In response to local educators’ continued struggle to engage teens in the classics, the Alliance will commission the country’s leading playwrights to write new stage adaptations that revitalize, rethink, and respond to the classic work featured in the publicschool curriculum. Written with an immediacy that unleashes the questions and perspectives found in these classic stories, the Classic Remix plays will invite all audiences to engage with the material in ways that feel relevant to their contemporary world view. Beyond the Classic Remix, we will continue to engage with teen audiences through our roster of programs such as the Teen Ensemble, which invites a group of high school students from all over Metro Atlanta to immerse themselves in the

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Alliance for a full season. Other opportunities include the Palefsky Collision Project which invites high school students to collide with a dramatic text, respond to themes and ideas from the play and ultimately create a new play that is performed on an Alliance stage. In everything we do, we strive to connect teens to the work onstage and empower them to tell their own stories. From producing work that is specifically created for teens to making all of our work accessible to teen audiences ($10 Teen Tix) to providing opportunities for teens to create their own performances, to using the theatrical process to enhance student learning, the Alliance is wholly committed to serving this age group on stage and off.

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lee osorio april 9 - 19, 2020

hamlet jonathan horne april 23 - may 3


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SYNOPSIS With England’s throne empty, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, knocks down threats to his rule, fueling his insatiable ambition and paranoia. Richard’s Machiavellian rise to power, through murder, deceit, treachery and betrayals, culminates in his becoming the last of the Plantagenet kings.

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 #SeizeTheKing 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 | 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 + $500,000+

Invesco Ltd. Kaiser Permanente King & Spalding The Zeist Foundation

The SKK Foundation

$25,000+

$250,000+

AEC Trust

Anonymous The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pussycat Foundation The Rich Foundation

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 The Princess Grace Foundation, USA Publix Super Markets Charities Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation

The Coca-Cola Company

$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

$10,000+ Anonymous The Allstate Foundation Aon Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Thalia & Michael C Carlos Foundation Cartoon Network Eversheds Sutherland George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta Georgia Council for the Arts Jones Day The Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation KBM Foundation The Johnny Mercer Foundation Osiason Educational Foundation Rotary Education Foundation of Atlanta Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Worldpay US, Inc.

$5,000+ Anonymous Augustine Foundation Do a Good Day Foundation Emory Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Emory Brain Health Center John and Mary Franklin Foundation John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation Mary Wilmer Covey Charitable Trust South Arts Theatre Forward United Distributors

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

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.


32 | 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 from June 1, 2018 – January 13, 2020.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $500,000+ The SKK Foundation Spotlight $50,000+ The Antinori Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Barbara & Steve Chaddick Ann & Jeff Cramer David & Carolyn Gould The Naserian Foundation 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 Anne & Mark Kaiser Kate & Elwyn Tomlinson Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Rosemarie & David Thurston Sally G. Tomlinson* Chairman’s Cicle $25,000+ Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile The Frances & Beverly DuBose Foundation, Inc Marsha & Richard Goerss Kim and Ted Greene Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Jocelyn J. Hunter John C. Keller

Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Jane & J. Hicks Lanier Phil & Caroline Moïse Benny & Roxanne Varzi Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Ramona & Ben White Amy & Todd Zeldin

Foundation, Inc. Linda & Steve Selig Mark & Linda Silberman Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Mark & Rebekah Wasserman

Leadership Circle $15,000+

Director’s Circle $10,000+

Anonymous Alston & Bird Farideh & Ali Azadi The Balloun Family Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Roxanne & Jeffrey Cashdan LeighAnn & Chad Costley Bill & Angel Freitag Doris & Matthew Geller Seth & Lisa Greenberg Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Starr Moore & James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Mrs. Erika James Sam & Stefanie Johnson David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Anne Meisner Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Jamal & Tiffany Powell Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Radow Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Bob & Margaret Reiser Matt Richburg Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum The Sartain Lanier Family

Ms. Kristin Adams James Anderson Lisa & Joe Bankoff Laura Brightwell Ezra Cohen Charitable Fund Miles & Nicole Cook Linda & Gene Davidson Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Diane Durgin Eve Joy Eckardt Heidi & David Geller Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Goldstein Mr. Douglas J. Hertz Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglas Ivester Mr. Bob Jimenez John & Mary Franklin Foundation Mr. Charles R. Kowal Hala & Steve Moddelmog Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Ms. Jessie Davis Allison & Shane O’Kelly Mr. Josh D. Owen & Ms. Rebeca Robles William & Margarita Sleeper Karen & John Spiegel STARS of the Alliance Theatre Charlita Stephens-Walker & Delores Stephens Tim & Maria Tassopoulos

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Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Susan & Tom* Wardell Suzy Wilner BENEFACTORS $5,000 Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Judge JoAnn Bowens Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Frank & Jenn Buonanotte Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ann & Jim Curry Marcia & John Donnell Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman Lee Jenkins in honor of his wife Margaret Boland & Andrea Lea Jones David L. Kuniansky Dr. & Mrs. John Lee Lubo Fund Daniel Marks & Keri Powell Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Raymond & Penelope McPhee June M. Morrison Debbie & Lon Neese Steve & Tonya Paro Thomas Pinckney Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Helen Smith Price The Elster Foundation Mr. George Russell, Jr. & Mrs. Faye SampsonRussell Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Sharon & David Schachter Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Lynne & Steve Steindel In honor of Carol Jones Mark Swinton

Nossi Taheri & Hope Vaziri Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor The Woodruff Arts Center $2,500+ Anonymous Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Elaine & Miles Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Ellen Arnovitz Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arogeti Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Dr. Deborah Baumgarten Candace & Jeff Bell Mark & Pam Bell Ariana L. Hargrave Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Brian & Jennifer Boutte Ms. Martha F. Brooks Candace Carson Frank & Mary Anne Chew Rita & Ralph Connell Susan & Ed Croft Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Tina and Tim Eyerly Ms. Nathalie Fleury Dr. Karen A. Foster Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Freeman John Vaught & Karen Gentry Karen & Andrew Ghertner Mr. David F. Golden Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts Warren M. Gump Mr. Terrence S. Hahn & Ms. Joan Stanescu John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Dr. Wendy Heckelman Henry & Etta Raye Hirsch Heritage Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Richard & Janice Howerton III Linda & Richard Hubert Jason & Laurie Jeffay Suzanne & Thad King Dr. William A. Kiser Sheri & Steve Labovitz Mr. Brian Latour Mitchell & Kathy Lewis

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Mr. Robert R. Long & Ms. Tracy Steen Kristie L. Madara Samuel A. McKnight, Jr. Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Dedi & Julian Mohr Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Lynn & Galen Oelkers Timothy Overmyer John & Helen Parker Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Julia Prescott Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Helen M. Regenstein Peter & Alice Rogers The Brill Family Charitable Trust Shayla & Chip Rumely Jane & Rein Saral Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Mr. Jim Schroder & Ms. Morli Desai Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Sonny & Jeanne Seals Ann & Jim Shevlin Charlotte & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Matt Sitler Tony Spurlin Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Mr. Kirby A. Thompson Stan & Velma Tilley Kathy & Ron Tomajko Michael & June Tompkins Ms. Avril Vignos Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Weiss Ms. Amy Winokur William & Nancy Yang The Zaban Foundation, Inc. John & Kathy Zamer $1,500+ Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. George Ajy Diane & Kent Alexander Theodore & Andrea Altholz Phyllis Kozarsky & Eliot Arnovitz John & Lynn Ayers Elizabeth & John Bacon


34 | annualfund $1,500+ (continued) Mrs. Juanita Baranco Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Shirley Blaine Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Andrew Childers Melodie H. Clayton Brad & Sally Currey Ralph & Ree Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Jason Evans Ray Farhat & Miriam Famourzadeh Michael & Jody Feldman Mr. David Felfoldi Andrew & Wendie Fisher Azita & Oscar Garrett Mrs. & Mrs. Denise M. Garrigan William Garrigan Dr. Richard Goodjoin Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Louise S. Gunn Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Paul Hoerig Debraleigh & Jonathan Jowers Mark Keiser Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy and Valerie Haughton Robert & Michelle Leven Dr. Roger Lewis Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Little Pink Book Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Thomas Marshall Dori & Jack Miller Chris & Brittany Moses Clair & Thomas Muller Janice & Tom Munsterman Dennis & Debra Murphy Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Pete Patel Peg Petersen Bill Powers William Powers Robert & Eva Ratonyi Dr. Denise Raynor Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. Schwartz Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly

James M. Shevlin Jane E. Shivers Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Robert & Judith Simmermon Jim & Janie Stratigos Jenny Streeter Karen & Harry Strothers David Turner The Wadleigh C. Winship Charitable Fund The Westminster Schools Adrienne Whitehead Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Winner Kathryn Zickert & Gary Bergman PATRONS $1,000+ Jay Bernath Sara & Alex Brown Mr. W. Imara Canady Chubb Charitable Foundation David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin B.J. Erb, M.D. & Bruce I. Crabtree III Mr. Derrick Doose Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Elizabeth Etoll Mrs. Eleanor H. Finley David Garrison Mrs. Nancy S. Geller Mr. Brian Graham H. Foundation Inc. Cheryl & Ernie Johnson Elena Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Andjela & Michael Kessler Stacia Minton Vicki & Steve Morris Mr. Denis Ng Mr. Mark A. Pallansch Mr. & Mrs. Henry M. Quillian III Mr. Jeffrey Raupp Ms. Kristin L. Ray Carol Riggs Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Brenda J. Smith

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Nicola & Jamie Smith Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Karen & Alex Stickney Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Judith & Mark Taylor John & Bunny Underwood Kim Boldthen & Carolyn Wheeler Lynne Winship *deceased


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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 Lillyanne Alexander Morgan Allen Mr. E. Scott Arnold Gaytra D. Arnold William Baas Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Tajhiek Baoll John & Gina Bauer Connor Bell Jill Bentley Adedoyin Boatin Ambassador & Mrs. Theodore R. Britton, Jr. Dr. Deloris Bryant-Booker Mr. Jeff Burnham Carol Calhoun Stephanie N. Campbell Mr. W. Imara Canady Mr. Joseph Cantwell Madrid Carlson Harold & Karen Carney Mr. William Carroll Ms. Carey M. Caudle Ms. Jacquel Chambers Mishelle Cirillo & Bryan Suttles Mr. & Mrs. David M. Coheley Ouida Collins Ms. Janeen Cook Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Cowart Christopher & Christopher Cox Carla Crawford Elizabeth Daly Cristin Davis Ms. Celeste Davis-Lane Louis W. Dinkins Derrick Doose Ms. Rhonda Dove Mr. Desmond W. Drummer Christian Dunn Cassandra Edmond Mrs. Angel J. Edwards Mr. Sean Erwin Caroline Evans Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Fineman Eric Fisher Latanya Flynn Ms. Melia Foley Keith Franklin Mr. Henry Frazier Julianne Gambert Dr. Anthony Giovannitti Katie Goodman Mrs. Leslie Graitcer Mr. Bryant D. Gresham & Mr. Alexander Bossert Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Guyton Melissa Gwinn Everett Hall Ms. Wynette Hammons

Joanna Hanes-Lahr Penn Hansa Ms. Lindsey E. Hardegree Ms. Lisa Hare & Mr. Gerald Barth Joseph R. Hawkins Ms. Melanie Higgins Dr. David Hill & Mrs. Christy Hill Angela Hinson Ms. Becca Hogue Luke Howard Dr. Kim Lee Hughes Jim Johnson John Johnson Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Johnson Mr. Barnabas Kane Ms. Shannon Kavanagh Amy King Mr. William H. Kirk Ms. Mary Alice Kirkpatrick Ms. Lisa B. Knopes Alyssa Kaufman Kopp Tamara Kullback Sarah Latif Mr. Brian Latour Ms. Martha LaTour & Mrs. Barbara J. McArdle Mr. & Mrs. Bernard N. Lee, Jr. Darryl Lesure & Candace SimonLesure Mr. S. Jarvin Levison Ms. Jeannine Lewis Ms. Barbara Lincoln & Mr. Gary Rosenhein Mrs. Lauren Linder & Mr. Jonathan Grunberg Mr. & Mrs. Simon Londe Ms. Judith L. Lyon & Mr. Ron L. Bloom Ms. Jo Ann Mahar Kim Matthews Susan McDaniel Jordan McDonald Ms. Megan McKnight Calandria Meadows Mr. & Mrs. James Michael Erin Miller Vicki & Steven Morris Rona Morris-Hester Barbara Naylor Maysarih Ndobe Ms. Mary Neal Terry Neily Kasiya Nelson Martin Nixon Jisha Obukwelu Christine Orseky Nidhip Patel Steve & Tony Paro Mr. Steve M. Peck Kimberly Ann Perdue Chris J. Peterson

Adrianne Poulard Jacqueline Powe Julia Prescott Lori K. Preston Stephanie R. Preston Scott Price Ms. Shannon L. Price Colleen Quigley Irene Rabinor Natascha K. Rakovec Mr. Jeffrey Raupp Tiffany Reddy Jackie Robey Mr. Howard Rowe Dale Royal Garey C. Rozier Ms. Brittnay Sattler & Ms. Julie McKinley Mr. & Mrs. Carl Scherer Barbara Schreiber Mr. Jim Schroder & Morli Desai Nancy Schroeder Donna Schwartz Nicole Shepard Mr. & Mrs. E. Alan Simmons Shunta Sims Mr. Tom Slovak & Mr. Jeffery Jones Ms. Carol Smith Ms. Janet F. Smith Jennifer Smith Sherman & Lesa Smith Mr. Will Smith Ms. Lynn Stallings Mrs. Jill Strickland Charles Thompson Mr. Ben Tilley & Ms. Margo Moskowitz Emily Tilman Mr. Burton Trimble, Jr. Anne Velez Ms. Andrea Volk Mr. Richard A. Walker Mr. Tom Warner & Mrs. Vicki Warner Ben Warshaw David and Cynthia Waterbury Caitlin Way Mr. & Mrs. Paul Wellborn Mr. & Mrs. David D. Whitley Ms. Jennifer Williford Ms. Janice A. Wolf & Mr. M. Barry Etra John E. Wright Feroze Yusufji Dr. William Zinney & Mrs. Michelle Zinney – Lopez Karla Zisook


36 | legacysociety&matchinggifts 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

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


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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 Ben White DIRECTORS Kristin R. Adams James Anderson* Kenny Blank Brittany Boals Moeller Terri Bonoff* Matthew Bower Laura Brightwell Megan Burton 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 Jean Ann McCarthy 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 Mital Shah 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

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Nicola Smith 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


38 | 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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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 Associate Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Watkins BOLD Artistic Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hershey Millner Spelman Leadership Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessenia Ingram Spelman Leadership Interns . . Kristen Cole, Rachael McLaughlin, Alexis Woodard Kenny Leon Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casey Wortham Literary Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elliott Folds Literary Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Jones 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, Sarah Newby Halicks, Jaclyn Hofmann, Lee Osorio, Angela Farr Schiller, Rachel Parish Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trevor LW Long Associate Production Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Baranski, Courtney O’Neill 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 1st Hands/Stitchers . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Cruz Torres, Niki Traxler Electrics Director of Lighting and Projection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ernesto Gomez Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Brunson, Steve Jordan

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UT Austin Theatre for Youth Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Provenzano Naserian Foundation Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . Hallie Angelella Class and Camp Administrative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Hindsman Education Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tiffany Porter Alliance@work Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Noble Alliance@work Business Development Officer . . . . . . . . . . . Julianne Gambert Resident Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leora Morris 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

Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich Props Artisan / Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Muse

Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston

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

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

Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz

Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Collins Desselle Development Manager, Board Relations & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Ridgeway-Baierl Development Coordinator, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jo Lopez

Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . Skylar Burks, lark hackshaw, Jayson T. Waddell Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . . Ashley Dickey, Valerie Medoff Stage Operations Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Lucibella Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Additional Stagehands . . . . . . . Dan Bailey, Elizabeth Cooper, Roberto Duarteii, Evan Freeman, Bryan Perez, Jimmy Schlachter, Roy Sockwell, Cadarius Stewart, 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

MANAGEMENT

Marketing Associate Director of Marketing & Communications . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Marketing & Promotions Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Elliott 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


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 Foundation

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

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

SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Trusteed Foundations:

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

$300,000+ King & Spalding, Partners & Employees The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Rich Foundation UPS

$250,000+

Pussycat Foundation PwC, Partners & Employees WarnerMedia 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+

Deloitte, its Partners & Employees EY, Partners & Employees Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot The Shubert Foundation Susan and Tom* Wardell

$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 Kilpatrick Townsend KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Northside Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Garnet and Dan Reardon Patty and Doug Reid The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Wells Fargo

$100,000+

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 Sally and Carl Gable Georgia-Pacific Georgia Natural Gas Google Jones Day Foundation & Employees Kaiser Permanente Legendary Events Morris Manning & Martin LLP Victoria and Howard Palefsky PNC 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


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