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I’m about to borrow somebody else’s idea. But it’s just that good. Rand Suffolk, the crazy smart new leader of the High Museum of Art, has been talking about his commitment to the High being both exceptional and essential. And I love the resonance of those entwined aspirations — exceptional and essential. And really, truly, it makes me think about this show you’re about to experience. Quick. Make a list of five works of American literature that you’d deem essential. Go. Having tortured several passersby at the Arts Center as well as the all-important Google with this question, Moby Dick was a common denominator answer. Different reasons for different people but a collective sense that Melville’s story captures something enormous and universal about the human spirit and our indomitable need for revenge, free will and a heroic quest. OK, now how about exceptional? I’m a little biased about the importance of this designation because the Alliance also received one of these beauties a few years back, but in 2011, Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre received the Regional Theatre Tony Award in recognition of its exceptional artistry. This ensemble of actors, directors and devisors of theater embrace a physical language of storytelling that is truly unrivaled in our field, and last visited the Alliance with their magical Lookingglass Alice. Here’s what’s about to happen. An exceptional theater company with a singular and beautiful aesthetic is going to bring to soaring life an essential work of literature. And I can’t imagine a better aspiration than that. (And thanks, Rand, for the words to describe it.)

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Director David Catlin envisioned that the way sailors would swing through the rigging on a 19th-century whaling vessel could be expressed by trained aerialists and acrobats.

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any years ago, theaters would sometimes hire unemployed sailors to work as stagehands. These sailors carried some of their nautical ideas and nomenclature backstage, which is why sets are raised and lowered with rigging and pulleys, like sails, and actors walk on the “deck.” It’s a well-traveled bit of theater lore, even though some scholars maintain it’s largely fiction. But fact or legend or a little of both, David Catlin embraces the connection because it dovetails so perfectly with his high-flying adaptation of

Moby Dick, which combines Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics with Herman Melville’s dense 19th-century allegorical whaling epic. Catlin is a founding ensemble member of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre, which brought the hallucinatory Lookingglass Alice (as in Wonderland) to the Alliance Theatre in 2010, and which returns now with this even more imaginative and challenging adventure, presented in association with The Actors Gymnasium in Chicago. The Alliance is the first theater outside the Windy City to stage the production, which will then ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

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He was a student at Northwestern University then, “and not the best student,” he says. “I was taking a class in American literature and I put it off and put it off. Finally, I made many batches of espresso and stayed awake for two days straight and read it in a caffeinated blur. And loved it.” More than 20 years later, Catlin began the process of adapting Moby Dick for the stage, with the help of The Actors Gymnasium, a circus and performing arts organization. Catlin

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CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT: Call me Ishmael. Jamie Abelson (left) narrates the tale, while Christopher Donahue, as Ahab, plays out his whale obsession; the women in the cast play Fates, Crones and Widows; Abelson’s Ishmael again.

travel to Washington, D.C., and Costa Mesa, Calif. When Melville published Moby Dick; or, The Whale in 1851, it was a failure. The London Observer called it “a rhapsody run mad,” and it was not until well into the 20th century that literary critics elevated it to the high shelf of great American novel, even if it’s one that generations of literature majors have never finished. “It is a hard book,” Catlin says. “It is a slog. There are parts of it that I did not love when I was reading it the first time.”


envisioned that the way sailors would swing through the rigging on a 19th-century whaling vessel like the Pequod could be expressed by trained acrobats and aerialists. “We don’t have circus elements in every show we do, but a lot of our shows have aspects of circus,” he says. “We also have elements of dance, traditional theater, elements that have a Shakespearean feel, and it has sort of a Gothic horror story feel to it. “And that’s because Melville himself uses all different kinds of linguistic styles,” Catlin says. “He will have language that is straight out of the theater, like ‘Curtain raises on the foredeck. Enter Ahab.’ He has language that is on the verge of verse. He has sections that seem encyclopedic. That invites different kinds of storytelling in a dramatic version.” It also demands a creative set, which, with the Alliance staging, is modified a bit from the original. “The set was built for Lookingglass, which is a black box, and not a very big black box,” Catlin says. “It will have somewhat of a different feel with the Alliance. The stagehands are very integral to the production. You see them onstage, and they contribute greatly to the action. We spend time training them. Those will all be Alliance people.”

The Chicago Tribune noted that the Pequod is represented by a series of curved poles, which are masts, “but that also can form the carcass of the great antagonistic beast, thus suggesting that Moby Dick is on board the Pequod even before the vessel sets sail from Nantucket. For Moby Dick lurks inside us all.” And what of the leviathan himself, who symbolizes so much in the novel? In this production, Moby Dick is represented by three actresses dressed in white who work synchronously. “Moby Dick is set up throughout the book,” says Catlin. “If we have done our job, then the audience’s imagination has created a whale beyond anything that can be realistically rendered.” There are no women in the book Moby Dick, but there are three women in this adaptation. “First they are wives and mothers saying goodbye to the whalers in Nantucket,” says actress Kasey Foster, “then they become like the Sirens in The Odyssey,” she explains, “luring them forward to their doom.” They are also the Fates, “the driving force behind every decision made for these characters,” she says. Eventually, they become the whale itself: Ahab’s fate. He has chased his obsession to its inevitable end, which is never in doubt. ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 13


program note Etching of Joseph O. Eaton’s portrait of Herman Melville published c. 1944; painting created before 1891.

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on board the whaling ship Pequod, where he meets someone with an entirely opposite temperament. The Pequod’s captain, Ahab, is driven by a single, consuming desire — to take revenge on the white whale, Moby Dick. Ahab’s monomaniacal obsession gnaws away at him as the novel progresses, but Ishmael’s curiosity empowers him to find what satisfaction he can wherever he is and whatever he is doing. When weaving a mat, he ruminates on the nature of chance, free will and necessity. When examining the lines of rope coiled in the whaleboat, he contemplates the unexpectedness of death. His capacity for wonder and amazement allows him to stay optimistic amid adversity. As I continued reading the novel between making lattes, answering phones and writing my first play, I noticed a change in

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oby Dick is a strong contender for the great American novel, but most Americans probably know only its first three words — “Call me Ishmael.” The novel is a momentous epic, but Ishmael establishes himself as a pretty easygoing guide in its opening paragraph, wryly ruminating about the “damp, drizzly November in my soul” and his fantasies of “methodically knocking people’s hats off.” In this informal, self-effacing introduction, novelist Herman Melville paints a beautiful portrait of a man game for any new experience, willing to take a gamble on the unknown when his routine becomes too tedious. When I picked up the novel for the first time, I knew the feeling. I’d graduated college in the middle of a global economic meltdown. I was barely a year out of school but had already moved through seven jobs. My confidence was shattered. My artistic aspirations seemed naive and untenable. Like Melville’s narrator, I felt I was listlessly drifting through life and needed something to change. A few chapters later, Ishmael finds his way


Map depicting the voyage of the Pequod illustrated by Everett Henry (1893-1961)

my perspective. I spent less time agonizing over how I wasn’t “making it.” I took daily frustrations in stride. I prioritized creative fulfillment over wealth, prestige and recognition. Ahab’s determination makes no difference in the end. Turning on his pursuers, Moby Dick pulverizes the whaleboats, then rams the Pequod, shattering the hull and sinking the ship. Ahab is caught in his harpoon line, garroted and dragged to his death. The whole crew drowns, except for Ishmael, who survives by clinging to an empty coffin. I found this novel when I, too, was adrift, and it’s kept me from drowning. I’ve reread Moby Dick eight more times since that first summer. Moby Dick is a work of incredible intricacy and complexity — wild, moving,

hilarious and elegant — but most of its power and significance is summarized in what you all know already: “Call me Ishmael.” Melville wants us to call ourselves Ishmael. Through the fates of Ishmael and Ahab, he suggests that we should focus more on navigating our present than trying to divine our future. Rather than obsessing on a remote goal far off on the horizon, Melville asks us to wring each precious drop of significance from whatever is in our hands right now. If we allow ourselves the capacity for astonishment, then our own experience — whatever that happens to be — will astonish us. — Bennett Fisher, 2017 Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition Finalist ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 15


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ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY DAVID CATLIN

FROM THE NOVEL BY HERMAN MELVILLE SET DESIGN

COSTUME DESIGN

LIGHTING DESIGN

COURTNEY O’NEILL

SULLY RATKE

WILLIAM C. KIRKHAM

CASTING

AERIAL/ACROBATIC CHOREOGRAPHER

RAYMOND FOX SYLVIA HERNANDEZ& PHILIP R. SMITH DISTASI

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KATHY LOGELIN

SOUND DESIGN & ORIGINAL MUSIC

RICK SIMS STAGE MANAGER

MARY HUNGERFORD

RIGGING DESIGN

ISAAC SCHOEPP Produced through special arrangement with Bruce Ostler, Bret Adams, Ltd., 448 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 Originally produced by Lookingglass Theatre Company in association with The Actors Gymnasium in Chicago, June 2015

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CAST in alphabetical order * KELLEY ABELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fate/Innkeeper * JAMIE ABELSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ishmael * WALTER OWEN BRIGGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Starbuck/Father Mapple/Dr. Bunger * CORDELIA DEWDNEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fate/Crone * CHRISTOPHER DONAHUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ahab * MICAH FIGUEROA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cabaco/Captain of New Bedford Whaling Ship * KASEY FOSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fate/Widow * RAYMOND FOX. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stubb/Captain Boomer/Captain Gardiner * ADEOYE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Queequeg JAVEN ULAMBAYAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mungun/Circus Captain UNDERSTUDIES * CHRIS MATHEWS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ahab/Stubb/Captain Boomer/Captain Gardiner/ Ishmael/Starbuck/Father Mapple/Dr. Bunger/Cabaco/Captain of New Bedford Whaling Ship MATTHEW C YEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Queequeg/Mungun

STAGE MANAGEMENT * MARY HUNGERFORD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager * JAYSON T. WADDELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager SKYLAR BURKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Apprentice FOR THIS PRODUCTION HAUZIA CONYERS, NIKI TRAXLER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe KRISTIN MEYER, HOLLY O’REAGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Engineers STEVE JORDAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Light Board Operator DEB MABERRY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stagehand COURTNEY O’NEILL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Properties Stagehand WILLIE PARKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flyman VINCENT SIMONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crew Chief SETTING The 1830s. New Bedford, Conn., and Nantucket Island, American ports for the whaling industry. Then aboard the whaling ship Pequod in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. SPECIAL THANKS The Actors Gymnasium This production made possible through the support of the following: Dori Berinstein & Bill Damaschkee

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KELLEY ABELL (Fate/ Innkeeper) is delighted to make her Atlanta debut with Moby Dick. Chicago credits include Moby Dick and Peter Pan: A Play with Lookingglass Theatre, 42nd Street and Fiddler on the Roof at the Paramount Theatre, Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play with Theatre Wit, Dorian with The House Theatre, and Bat Boy: The Musical and Titanic with Griffin Theatre. She has also worked with the Goodman and the Marriott Theatre and is a graduate of Northwestern University. Gratitude to Graham and the family. JAMIE ABELSON (Ishmael) is honored to make his debut at the Alliance with this production of Moby Dick. Recent Chicago theater credits include Moby Dick and Peter Pan at the Lookingglass Theatre, Red Kite Blue Sky at Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Lieutenant of Inishmore at Northlight, Eurydice at Victory Gardens, Scenes From the Big Picture at the Irish Theatre of Chicago, As Told by the Vivian Girls with Dog & Pony, columbinus at Raven, and Hope Springs Infernal and Dorian at The House Theatre. Jamie received his B.F.A. in drama from the Tisch School at NYU. WALTER OWEN BRIGGS (Starbuck/Father Mapple/Dr. Bunger) is making his Alliance debut. Lookingglass credits: Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo, The North China Lover. Chicago credits: Hit the Wall (Steppenwolf), Sucker Punch (Victory Gardens), All Our Tragic (The Hypocrites), The Glass Menagerie (Mary-Archie). He has worked regionally at American Repertory Theater, the Getty Villa Los Angeles, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Goodman Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. TV/film: “Chicago Med,” “The West Wing,” The Express, Jessica, Older Children, Ballad, A Good Person. Love to Chloe.

CORDELIA DEWDNEY (Fate/ Crone) is very excited to come to the Alliance stage. The Chicago-based actress received her degree in theater from Northwestern University and can be seen in a recent episode of “Chicago Med.” She is happy to be represented by Stewart Talent. Many thanks and much love to my mother, my family in Vermont and dear friends who have helped along the way. CHRISTOPHER DONAHUE (Ahab) is honored to make his Alliance debut. New York credits include Dogeaters, Measure for Measure (Public/NYSF), The Notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci (Second Stage), Monster (Classic Stage Company, Obie Award) and Metamorphoses (Circle in the Square). He has appeared in productions all over the country. “But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still forever disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve around me, deep down and deep inland there I still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.” — Herman Melville, Moby Dick MICAH FIGUEROA (Cabaco/ Captain of New Bedford Whaling Ship) is happy to make his Alliance debut. Micah is a Chicago-based actor, choreographer and director. Chicago credits: Moby Dick, Lookingglass Alice (Lookingglass Theatre), The Winter Pageant (Redmoon Theatre), Distance to the Moon (First Floor Theatre). Regional credits: The Farnsworth Invention, Wild Oats (Theatre Three); Coriolanus, Cyrano de Bergerac, Macbeth (Shakespeare Dallas); Titus Andronicus (Kitchen Dog Theatre); Sense and Sensibility (Stolen Shakespeare); In the Beginning, Henry IV (Dallas Theatre Center). Training: B.F.A. Southern Methodist University in Dallas; and the British American Drama Academy in London.

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profiles KASEY FOSTER (Fate/Widow) has been performing, singing, directing and producing in Chicago since 2004. She has worked with such Chicago-based theater companies as Lookingglass Theatre, Manual Cinema, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Blair Thomas & Company, Redmoon, Dog & Pony, Trap Door, Theater Wit, Red Tape, Oracle and Collaboraction. Foster sings with the Chicago bands Grood, Babe-alon 5, Old Timey and This Must Be the Band. She has directed/ choreographed more than 30 original works and produces an annual series called Dance Tribute. Foster was most recently seen in Mary Zimmerman’s Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep. Thanks to all for supporting the arts! They make everything better. RAYMOND FOX (Stubb/Captain Boomer/Captain Gardiner) is happy to make his Alliance Theatre debut. He has acted with numerous companies in Chicago, regionally and in Canada (Stratford Festival) including Blood and Gifts (TimeLine Theatre, Equity Jeff Award for supporting actor/play). Raymond is a Lookingglass Theatre ensemble member, where his many credits include Moby Dick, Thaddeus and Slocum, Death Tax and Metamorphoses, a play he performed across the country and in its off-Broadway and Broadway premieres (Second Stage and Circle in the Square). He is a graduate of Northwestern University and the A.R.T. Institute at Harvard University. ADEOYE (Queequeg) is thrilled to make his Alliance debut with this Lookingglass production. Previous Lookingglass credits: Lookingglass Alice, The Little Prince, Peter Pan, Icarus and Black Diamond. Chicago credits: The Magnificents (The House Theatre), The Unmentionables (Steppenwolf Theatre), The Lost Boys of Sudan (Victory Gardens Theater). Regional credits: Lookingglass Alice (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), A Raisin in the Sun (Guthrie Theater/Penumbra Theatre), Intimate Apparel (Clarence Brown Theatre). Television: “Detroit

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1-8-7,” “Leverage,” “Prison Break.” Film: #Vengeance Is Mine, Chicago Overcoat. He earned his M.F.A. at the Academy for Classical Acting at the Shakespeare Theatre and the George Washington University. Love and gratitude to his family. CHRIS MATHEWS (U/S Ahab/ Stubb/Captain Boomer/Captain Gardiner/Ishmael/Starbuck/Father Mapple/Dr. Bunger/Cabaco/Captain of New Bedford Whaling Ship) is a company member at The House Theatre of Chicago, where he regularly writes and performs. With Nathan Allen and Jake Minton he has co-written The Sparrow (Jeff Award for New Work) and Rose and the Rime. With Allen, he co-wrote The Hammer Trinity (presented at The House and the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami). He has also written and directed original circus theater plays for family-friendly audiences at The Actors Gymnasium. As an actor he has performed in Chicago with The House, Lookingglass Theatre and The Actors Gymnasium, among others. Mathews provides motion-capture performance for video-game maker Netherrealm Studios, having been featured in the “Mortal Kombat” franchise titles (Johnny Cage) and “Injustice: Gods Among Us” (Batman). Thanks for hosting us — come visit us in Chicago! JAVEN ULAMBAYAR (Mungun/Circus Captain) is thrilled to return to the stage with the creative production of Moby Dick. His circus career has given him the opportunity to work with such companies as Lookingglass Theatre, The Actors Gymnasium and Midnight Circus. He attained his skills in a variety of performing acts at Circus Juventus in St. Paul, Minn. Tumbling, teeterboard, acro and Russian bar are among his skills, but above all he specializes in aerial straps and Chinese pole, performing with male and female partners. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2012, with a degree in kinesiology with an emphasis on clinical movement and science.


profiles MATTHEW C YEE (U/S Queequeg/Mungun) was last seen in Lookingglass Theatre’s Treasure Island. Other credits include Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure at Chicago Children’s Theatre, and The Wheel at Steppenwolf Theatre. He has a recurring role in Season 3 of the Fox series “Empire.” 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 theatre as an essential component of our society. DAVID CATLIN (Director & Adaptor) is a founding ensemble member of Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company, recipient of the 2011 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. David adapted and directed Lookingglass Alice at the Alliance (spring 2010). Other regional directing/writing credits include Lookingglass Alice for Lookingglass Theatre, McCarter Theatre (Princeton, N.J.), The New Victory (NYC), Arden Theatre Company (Philadelphia), Actors Theatre of Louisville, Syracuse Stage (SALT Award — Production), Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami), Denver Center Theatre Company, and Moby Dick at Lookingglass Theatre (winner of six Joseph Jefferson Awards including Production — Large, nominations for direction and adaptation). Other credits with Lookingglass include The Little Prince, Icarus, The Idiot (Joseph Jefferson Award — adaptation), Black Diamond (co-direction), Kafka’s Metamorphosis, The Master and Margarita (co-direction), and West. David teaches theater at Northwestern University. SYLVIA HERNANDEZ-DISTASI (Aerial/ Acrobatic Choreographer) Sylvia has been an Artistic Associate of Lookingglass Theatre Company since 1999, winning three of her four Joseph Jefferson Awards for choreography with the company. Lookingglass credits include Baron in The Trees (Jeff Award) Hard Times (Jeff Award), Lookingglass Alice (Jeff Award), Icarus (Jeff Nomination) and

Moby Dick (Jeff Award, best production). Other theater credits include Marriott Theater, The All Night Strut (Jeff Award,) Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, among others. Sylvia is a recipient of the 2014 3Arts Award for Design and the Illinois Theatre Association’s 2015 Award of Honor for outstanding contributions. She was last seen performing onstage in Marney and Phil: A Circus Love Letter at The Actors Gymnasium. COURTNEY O’NEILL (Set Designer) is thrilled to give Moby Dick another voyage at the Alliance Theatre. Design credits include Moby Dick and The Little Prince (Lookingglass Theatre); Julius Caesar (Writers Theatre); The Burials, Life and Limb, The Compass and Of Mice and Men (Steppenwolf Theatre); Waiting for Godot (Court Theatre); The Amish Project and Song Man Dance Man (Milwaukee Repertory); Fetch Clay, Make Man (Marin Theatre and Round House); When I Come to Die (Kansas City Repertory); The Mountaintop (Virginia Stage); Our Town, Oedipus, The Bald Soprano and Mud (The Hypocrites); Good for Otto, Bethany and Dirty (The Gift Theatre); among others. She was the associate designer for Fish in the Dark and This is our Youth on Broadway. Courtney received a Jeff Award for Mud. She holds an M.F.A. from Northwestern and a B.F.A. from DePaul University, and currently teaches at both institutions. www.courtneyoneill.com SULLY RATKE (Costume Designer) is grateful to be a part of such an inspiring project. Gratitude to David and the team for including her in this great work. She is a recent graduate from the stage design M.F.A. program at Northwestern University, with a fascination for all peoples and an intuition for connecting them — particularly through their common use of symbols, rituals, and spiritual ideas. She has been lucky to work with some fantastic theatre companies in Chicago, including Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Drury Lane Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, The Griffin Theatre Company, Northwestern University, the Chicago Fringe Opera, The Gift Theatre, and Twopence Theatre Company. See more of her work and art at www.sullyratke.com and enjoy the show!

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profiles WILLIAM C. KIRKHAM (Lighting Designer) is thrilled to be setting sail with Moby Dick at the Alliance, in addition to the further adventures at Arena Stage and South Coast Repertory. Recent credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Portland Center Stage); Julius Caesar, Murder for Two (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Moby Dick and The Little Prince — 2014 Jeff Award for lighting design (Lookingglass Theatre); Life and Limb (Steppenwolf Theatre); United Flight 232 (the House Theatre); Stupid F**king Bird and Antigonick (Sideshow Theatre); Three Sisters and The Tennessee Williams Project (The Hypocrites); Gidion’s Knot and From Prague (Contemporary American Theater Festival); Wonderful Life (ArtsWest Playhouse); Bud Not Buddy and A Year With Frog and Toad (Chicago Children’s Theatre); Pete — The Return of Peter Pan and Girls Who Wear Glasses (Childsplay). Kirkham earned his M.F.A. in stage design at Northwestern University and is a proud member of USA Local 829. www.wckirkham.com RICK SIMS (Sound Designer & Original Music) has composed and designed sound for numerous Chicago area theaters including Steppenwolf, Lookingglass, Congo Square, Writers Theatre, Lifeline, Griffin, Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Hypocrites, The House, Court, ATC, Victory Gardens, The Raven, Steep, Northlight and About Face. Out-of-town credits include the Getty in Los Angeles, Boston Playwrights, the Arden in Philadelphia, Playwrights Horizons in New York City, Actors Theatre of Louisville and Portland Playhouse in Oregon. Sims won a Jeff Award for sound design for Lookingglass’ Moby Dick and Hepheastus and a BTAA award for Congo Square’s Brothers in the Dust and has received several nominations for both awards. Rick is an artistic associate of Lookingglass Theatre Company, an artistic affiliate with American Blues Theatre and an associate designer with Aria Music Designs (RayNardelli and Josh Horvath). Sims also wrote the book, music and lyrics for Lookingglass’ Hillbilly Antigone. KATHY LOGELIN (Dialect Coach) is happy to return to coaching Moby Dick, having previously coached the 2015 Lookingglass Theatre staging.

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Other coaching credits include Treasure Island with Lookingglass, Spinning and In a Little World of Our Own with Irish Theatre Chicago, The Mutilated with A Red Orchid Theatre, All the Way with TheatreSquared, Pygmalion with Oak Park Festival Theatre and Persuasion with Chamber Opera Chicago at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Logelin has a B.S. in acting from Illinois State University and is a company member of Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. MARY HUNGERFORD (Stage Manager) is honored to return to the Pequod with this incredible group of artists after working on the original production at Lookingglass Theatre in 2015. Other Lookingglass credits include Blood Wedding, Treasure Island, Lookingglass Alice and Ethan Frome. In Chicago, she has worked with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, TimeLine Theatre and Writers Theatre. Most recently, she collaborated with The Globe Theatre’s international touring production of The Merchant of Venice during its run at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Mary is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and an alumna of Northwestern University. Endless thanks to Jeff and Kelley. ISAAC SCHOEPP (Rigging Designer) has rigging design credits that include Moby Dick (Lookingglass Theatre, Jeff Award); Marnie and Phil: A Circus Love Letter, Circuscope and Magical Exploding Boy (Actors Gymnasium). He’ll provide the rigging design next spring for the Chicago Children’s Theatre production of The Year I Didn’t Go to School. Assistant rigging design to Lee Brasuell include Lookingglass Alice, The Little Prince, Peter Pan: A Play (Lookingglass Theatre), Cascabel (Goodman and Lookingglass theaters). Performer rigging for The Little Mermaid (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre) and Home of the Brave (Merrimack Repertory Theatre). He serves as the staff rigging specialist at The Actors Gymnasium, and head rigger for Lookingglass Theatre Company. Each fall semester he coordinates the Christ College Freshman Drama Workshop at Valparaiso University, where he received his B.A. in theater and humanities. Much love to Claire.


Terry Burrell in the Alliance Theatre’s 2015/16 production of Ethel. Photo by Greg Mooney.

Alliance Theatre (at Large). After we bring down the house with the 2016/17 Season, we’re getting out of the house—in a very large, very Atlanta way.

It will take the entire 2017/18 Season to complete the first-ever renovation of our theater and production facilities, but the drama won’t stop just because we have to vacate our space. We’ll be taking 12 shows to 12 different locations around Atlanta for the 2017/18 Season, leading our audience on a year-long tour of the city. We’ll introduce you to neighborhoods and spaces you may be unfamiliar with, re-introduce you to spaces you thought you already knew, and introduce ourselves to new audiences as we move through town. While some of our 12 different venues will be traditional performing arts spaces, others will be unexpected and alternative, where the work on stage might not be on a stage at all. We’ll have the opportunity to make art that responds to its context in a way that we’ve never done before.

There’s no place like home. Our 50th anniversary 2018/19 Season will open in a brand new Alliance Theatre. We look forward to the journey ahead and hope you’ll come along for the ride. But in the end, we’ll come home to a new theater ready for another 50 years of innovative art.

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profiles JAYSON T. WADDELL (Assistant Stage Manager) Atlanta credits include Born for This, Tiger Style, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Tuck Everlasting, Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life, The Geller Girls, Carapace, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks and Bike America (Alliance Theatre); The Full Monty and Young Frankenstein (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); and Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night and Shame the Devil: An Evening With Fanny Kemble (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). Waddell is a graduate of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. LOOKINGGLASS THEATRE Inventive. Collaborative. Transformative. Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago was founded in 1988 by eight Northwestern University students. Lookingglass is home to a multidisciplined collective of artists who create original, storycentered theater through a physical and improvisational rehearsal process centered on ensemble. Lookingglass has staged 65 world premieres and earned numerous awards in its mission to change, charge and empower audiences and artists alike. Lookingglass Education and Community programs encourage creativity, teamwork and confidence with thousands of students and community members each year. In 2003, Lookingglass Theatre opened in Chicago’s landmark Water Tower Water Works. In 2011, Lookingglass received the American Theatre Wing’s Tony Award for outstanding regional theater. In February 2016, Lookingglass received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. THE ACTORS GYMNASIUM At The Actors Gymnasium people learn to fly — physically, emotionally and creatively. One of the nation’s premier circus and performing arts training centers, The Actors Gymnasium was founded in 1995 by a lifelong circus performer from Ringling Bros., a co-founder of the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre, an arts journalist and a producer in order to bring

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new physicality to the American theater. Three primary programs expand creativity, community and courage: teaching circus arts, physical theater and multidisciplinary performance; producing original and daring circus theater, often in collaboration; and providing innovative event entertainment. Actors Gymnasium is a co-founder of Enrich Evanston: An Arts Equity Task Force. In addition to its longstanding partnership with Lookingglass, collaborators include the Goodman Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Lucky Plush Productions and many more. Artist development opportunities include weekly classes, curriculum for five universities, master classes, a summer intensive and a nine-month professional training program. For more information, please visit www.actorsgymnasium.org ARENA STAGE Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie, is a national center dedicated to American voices and artists. Arena Stage produces plays of all that is passionate, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit, and presents diverse and ground-breaking work from some of the best artists around the country. Arena Stage is committed to commissioning and developing new plays through the American Voices New Play Institute. Arena Stage impacts the lives of more than 10,000 students annually through its work in community engagement. Now in its seventh decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 300,000. arenastage.org SOUTH COAST REPERTORY The Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, founded in 1964 by David Emmes and Martin Benson and led by Artistic Director Marc Masterson and Managing Director Paula Tomei, is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theaters in the United States. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern theater, SCR is renowned for its extensive new-play development program, which includes the nation’s largest commissioning program for emerging and established writers. Of SCR’s 501 productions, one-quarter have been world


profiles premieres. SCR-developed works have earned two Pulitzer Prizes and eight Pulitzer nominations, several Obie awards and scores of major new-play awards. Located in Costa Mesa, Calif., SCR serves the community through its year-round Theatre Conservatory for children and adults, educational outreach programs and initiatives to make tickets accessible to underserved audiences. www.scr.org JODY FELDMAN (Producer and Casting Director) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the assistant general manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Jody is the producer and casting director at the Alliance, where she started in 1991 as casting director. While at the Alliance, she has cast and produced more than 200 LORT B, D and TYA productions, encompassing a wide range of world premieres including The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays, plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting, Aida, The Color Purple, Sister Act: The Musical, Bring It On: The Musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and Harmony, A New Musical. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection.

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, local producing partnerships and regional collaborations as well as commercial partnerships on projects including Tuck Everlasting; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away With Me; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’ da Noise, Bring in ’ da Funk and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. As a director, she has worked at such theaters as the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern and DePaul universities and serves as adjunct faculty at Emory University. She is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field, and is a trustee of Denison University. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.

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discover us. discover you. discover us. discover you. What I discovered in Moby Dick is the sheer depth of humanity and depravity that coexists within a single person at any given time. The scenes involving bloody whaling images haunt your imagination with vivid descriptions juxtaposing death and ecstasy. When the captain of the Rachel beseeches Ahab for assistance in saving his son, and Starbuck entreats his skipper to abandon his vengeful quest, the audience experiences their palpable anguish. However, their goodness is reaffirmed when shipmates jump into the deadly ocean to rescue drowning sailors and comfort each other as the Pequod is swallowed by the sea. While America is no longer an economy hungry for whale oil, Moby Dick’s themes continue to speak to contemporary society. We stand horrified and aghast as a mother is senselessly killed while strolling with her infant through their neighborhood. And then we speed open-hearted to assist and give comfort when the cry of flood victims wells up from Louisiana. Powerful art creates more questions for its patrons than answers, and challenges its participants to question their own definitions of faith and morality. Dr. Jennifer M. Grazer Drama Department Director, Hiram High School Alliance Arts for Learning Institute Partner Teacher

synopsis: Adapted from the 1851 novel by Herman Melville, Lookingglass Theatre Company’s production of Moby Dick recounts the adventures of the narrator, Ishmael, as he sails on the whaling ship Pequod under the command of Captain Ahab.

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about the alliance theatre The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. The Alliance delivers powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance Theatre received the Regional Theatre Tony Award® in recognition of sustained excellence in programming, education, and community engagement. Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 100 original productions including Tony Award® winners The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice, and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. The Alliance has developed and premiered important American musicals with a strong track record of Broadway, touring, and subsequent productions, including the world premieres of Sister Act: The Musical, Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, Bring It On: The Musical, Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the world premiere of the new musical Tuck Everlasting, and most recently, Born for This: the BeBe Winans Story. The Alliance also creates and nurtures the careers of artists through the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, producing the world premiere for the competition winner as part of the regular season, and the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, providing developmental support and production resources for three performing arts projects each year. The Alliance’s dedication to providing access to the arts is reflected in its commitment to creating new work for all ages, and to bringing that work into classrooms and communities across Atlanta and throughout the region. More than 50,000 students each year experience age-specific professional performances and participate in acting classes, drama camps, and in-school initiatives through the Alliance Theatre Acting Program and Education Department. The Alliance’s groundbreaking Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performances offer professionally-produced, fully interactive theater for infants and toddlers; the Palefsky Collision Project invites high school artists to create and perform new civic-minded theater based on a classic text; and community acting classes and skill-building workshops engage professional artists, young actors, business leaders, and curious learners of all ages. Twice recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for leadership in arts education, the Alliance Arts for Learning Institute equips classroom teachers with theatrical techniques that link directly to school curriculum and have been empirically proven to improve student learning. These programs include Georgia Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts and Dramaturgy K–12, in which students create research material that informs Alliance productions and prepares peer audiences. The work produced by the Alliance allows locally based artists the chance to create on a nationally watched stage, building and sustaining Atlanta’s artistic community. The vision of the Alliance Theatre is to be a beacon of leadership for the national field, while remaining deeply rooted in and reflective of our local Atlanta community. MISSION Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. VISION The Alliance will lead the national field by deeply engaging with its local community, modeling radical inclusion and catalytic experiences on our stages, in our classrooms, and throughout Atlanta. alliancetheatre.org or 404.733.4650

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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

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Kristin R. Adams* James Anderson* Kenny Blank Laura Brightwell Peter Carter Jeffrey S. Cashdan Steve Chaddick* Tena Clark Leigh Ann Costley Allison Dukes Fred Ehlers Daryl Evans Reade Fahs* Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman Richard Goerss* Pat Gunning Virginia A. Hepner^* Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter* Erika James Christopher M. Jones

Anne Kaiser* John Keller Lauren Kiefer* Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Malinda Krantz Alan McKeon* Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog* Phil Moise* Jane Morgan^ Maureen Morrison Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli Helen Smith Price Sean Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Fran Rogers* Maurice Rosenbaum Bobby Rosenbloum Surishtha Sehgal Steve Selig Pam Sessions Mark Silberman Chris Sizemore Bill Sleeper Bronson Smith E. Kendrick Smith Karen Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker Jill Thomas Rosemarie Thurston Benny Varzi Rebekah Wasserman Brad Watkins Cynthia Widner Wall Jill Wilson Paul Wrights Todd Zeldin

advisory board Advisory Board Chair Laura Hardman* Vice Chair Phil Moise*

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Joel Alvarado Shean L. Atkins Maurice Baker Shana Basnight Danny Blumenfeld Keith Arthur Bolden Donna Bowman Heidi Boykin Kristen Wood Burke Tarsha Whitaker Calloway Madison Cario Andrew Chang Greg Changnon Caren Cook Emily Decker Angela Edmond Lisa Ramirez Ellinger David Felfoldi Ashby Fox Patsy Garrett Matt Geller Karen Gentry Barbara Goldman Henry Gonzalez September Gray Lauren Linder Grunberg Nancy Halwig Janet Stovall Harrell Michael Kaluzny Rachelle Kuramoto Mark Lee Carolina Margarella Santiago Marquez Carol Meadows Ryland McClendon Darryal McCullough Liza McSwain Marjorie Mitchell Dedi Mohr Michelle Morgan Valerie Mosley Joan Netzel Gail O’Neill Michael Parver Kendrick Heather Phillips Kathy Portnoy Almeera Jiwa Pratt

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

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

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation

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

The Kendeda Fund The Shubert Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc. Turner

★★★★★ $50,000+ Carter’s Fulton County Board of Commissioners MAP Fund North Highland

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

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

Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. The Rich Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

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

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John and Mary Franklin Foundation Jones Day King & Spalding The Rockdale Foundation Rotary Education Foundation

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sponsors THE COCA-COLA COMPANY is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com. Cast and company flowers sponsored by

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annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons from June 1, 2015 through July 15, 2016.

$100,000+ Spray Foundation, Inc. $50,000+ Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Mr. & Mrs. H. Bronson Smith $25,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick Ann & Jeff Cramer Katie & Reade Fahs Mr. & Mrs. Howard Feinsand David & Carolyn Gould Stephen & Marjorie Osheroff Victoria & Howard Palefsky Dan & Garnet Reardon Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Sally G. Tomlinson Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Amy & Todd Zeldin $15,000-$24,999 Stephanie Blank Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Linda & Gene Davidson Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Doris & Matthew Geller Marsha & Richard Goerss Jocelyn J. Hunter John C. Keller Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Malinda Krantz Jane & Hicks Lanier Hala & Steve Moddelmog Phil & Caroline Moïse Bob & Margaret Reiser Linda & Steve Selig Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles* & Delores Stephens $10,000-$14,999 Ms. Kristin R. Adams Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright The Balloun Family Laura Brightwell Mr. & Mrs. Peter Carter Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cashdan The Frances and Beverly DuBose Foundation, Inc Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Evans Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Virginia Hepner

& Malcolm Barnes Doug & Lila Hertz Andrea & Boland Jones Mrs. Leslie Joyce James & Lori Kilberg Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Travis Reed & Michael Kriethe of Harry Norman Realtors Patty & Doug Reid Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Mr. & Mrs. Bobby Rosenbloum Ms. Pam Sessions & Mr. Don Donnelly Mark & Linda Silberman Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sizemore Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Karen & John Spiegel Tim & Maria Tassopoulous Rosemarie & David Thurston Mr. Ramon Tomé & Ms. Carol Tomé Waffle House Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Ramona & Ben White Suzy Wilner Mr. & Mrs. Monte Wilson Paul Wrights $7,500-$9,999 James Anderson Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Mr. & Mrs. Adam Fuller Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Mr. Alan B. McKeon & Ms. Evelyn Ashley Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Mr. Christopher Jones & Mr. Roger Smith $5,000-$7,499 Gene G. Abel, M.D. & Nora Harlow John & Lynn Ayers Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. Chad Costley Eve & Bob Eckardt Dr. & Mrs. Norman Elliott John & Cindy Ethridge Karen & Andrew Ghertner Erin & John Heyman Mrs. Anne H. Kaiser Paul & Rosthema Kastin David L. Kuniansky Lubo Fund Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick

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Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Bill & Rhonda Rowland Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Lynne & Steve Steindel William & Margarita Sleeper Sharon & David Schachter Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Benny Varzi Susan & Tom Wardell $2,500-$4,999 Elaine & Miles Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Arcus Capital Partners Ellen Arnovitz Karen Beardslee & Susie McGinnis Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Sara & Alex Brown Frank Buonanotte Frank & Mary Anne Chew Mark & Ruth Coan Susan & Ed Croft Ann & Jim Curry Mr. & Mrs. Edward C. Dobbs Marcia & John Donnell Bo & Eileen DuBose Diane Durgin Eierman Foundation Ms. Elizabeth R. Etoll Diane & Daryl Evans Kathryn T. Farley, PhD Jody & Michael Feldman Viki & Paul Freeman Mr. & Mrs. John D. Fuller Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Heidi & David Geller Tuvy Guss Mrs. Carrie G. Hall Burch & Mark Hanson Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman Ariana L. Hargrave Henry & Etta Raye Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Linda & Richard Hubert Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Jason & Laurie Jeffay Samuel B Kellett, Sr. Foundation Leslie D. Leigh M.D. Kristie L. Madara Daniel Marks & Keri Powell Mr. Walter W. Mitchell

Dedi & Julian Mohr June M. Morrison Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Helen M. Regenstein Nancy & Charlie Rigby Charlotte & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Sonny & Jeanne Seals Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Linda & Mason Stephenson Karen & Alex Stickney Susan & Alan Stiefel Mr. Russell B. Still In honor of Carol Jones Maria-Ruth Storts Michael & June Tompkins John Vaught & Karen Gentry Cynthia Widner Wall & James A. Wall J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company Lynne Winship The Zaban Foundation John & Kathy Zamer $1,500 - $2,499 Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Diane & Kent Alexander Theodore & Andrea Altholz Mr. & Mrs. Brian Anderson Elizabeth & John Bacon Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Jeff Bergstrom John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Mrs. Lucinda W. Bunnen Aubrey & Carol Bush Candace Carson Melodie H. Clayton Susan & Tom Callaway Brad & Sally Currey Bill Damaschke Phil Delanty Mr. & Mrs. David E. Dermer Diane & Roman Deville Ralph & Ree Edwards Mindy & Mike Egan Tim & Christina Eyerly Andrew & Wendie Fisher Linda M. Garrett Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Glover Lynne & Jack Halpern Valerie Hartman Richard & Dorothy Hines


annual fund $1,500 - $2,499 cont’d Stephen & Taylor Horne Dr. Joyce F. Houser Adrienne Hudson Kay H. & Burke C. Jones Mark Keiser Dr. William A. Kiser Steven & Sheri Labovitz Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Gary Lovett Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Janice & Tom Munsterman Debbie & Lon Neese Bill & Carey Peard Peg Petersen Karen Porch Erin Quinn Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Dr. Denise Raynor Rebecca & John Reeves Dr. Susan Rifkin & Mr. David Rifkin The Elster Foundation Peter & Alice Rogers Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Smith, LLC Mr. Scott Sorrels Ms. Martha B. Stephens & Ms. Linda B. August Jim & Janie Stratigos Dr. & Mrs. Alan Sunshine Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Kathy & Ron Tomajko

Ms. Natasha Trethewey Penn & Sally Wells Barbara A. White Sharon Adams Michael & Andrea Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bauman Shirley Blaine Mr. & Mrs. Francis S. Blake Thomas Brown Family Charity David Cofrin & Christine TrybaCofrin Ralph & Rita Connell Bryan & Barbara Fields Mr. & Mrs. William C. Fowler Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gillin Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman James & Vicki Griffiths Warren M. Gump Mr. Walter Henderson Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Mark Hobson P.J. Younglove Hovey The International Council of Fine Arts Deans Suzanne & Thad King Lucy Kinnaird Mrs. Elizabeth Levine In honor of Billy Levine Richard Long & Sheri Easton-Long William McKay Jim & Jo McLean Carol & Dart Meadows Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ollinger Mr. Thomas Pinckney Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman

Roger & Lynn Ritvo in honor of Ken McNeil Neil & Susan Sandler Chris Schneider Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Jane E. Shivers Philip Slaughter Ms. Avril Vignos Vogel Family Foundation Mr. Kevin Warren Adrienne Whitehead Sue S. Williams Melody Wilder Wilson Ms. Amy Winokur William & Nancy Yang $1,000 - $1,499 Sharon Adams Michael & Andrea Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bauman Shirley Blaine Mr. & Mrs. Francis S. Blake Thomas Brown Family Charity David Cofrin & Christine TrybaCofrin Ralph & Rita Connell Bryan & Barbara Fields Mr. & Mrs. William C. Fowler Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gillin Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman James & Vicki Griffiths Warren M. Gump Mr. Walter Henderson Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Benjamin & Allison Hill Mark Hobson P.J. Younglove Hovey The International Council of Fine

Arts Deans Suzanne & Thad King Lucy Kinnaird Mrs. Elizabeth Levine In honor of Billy Levine Richard Long & Sheri Easton-Long William McKay Jim & Jo McLean Carol & Dart Meadows Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ollinger Mr. Thomas Pinckney Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman Roger & Lynn Ritvo in honor of Ken McNeil Neil & Susan Sandler Chris Schneider Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Rochelle Barker Shinn Jane E. Shivers Philip Slaughter Mrs. Velma C. Tilley Laura Thruston Ms. Avril Vignos Vogel Family Foundation Mr. Kevin Warren Adrienne Whitehead Sue S. Williams Melody Wilder Wilson Ms. Amy Winokur William & Nancy Yang * Deceased

Alliance Theatre Staff Giving We would like to thank the following Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center staff members who have contributed to the 2015/16 Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Brooke Beall Jessica Boatright Susan V. Booth Scott Bowne Kristen Buckley Jamie Clements Kat Conley Patrick Conley Megan DeWitt Christina Dresser Jody Feldman Jim Hubbert Rachel Jones Megan Kier Kyle Longwell

Liz Lyons Michael Lyons Deb Mayberry Suzanne Morris Victor Mouledoux Christopher Moses Margo Moskowitz Patrick Myers Rosemary Newcott Mary Alice Nichols J. Noble Courtney O’Neill Willie Parks Thomas Pinckney Rebecca Pogue

Mike Schleifer Amy Schwartz Brian Shively Vincent Simons Paige Smith Matthew Tanner Laura Thruston Bret Torbeck Caitlin Way Cindy Lou Who Jackalyn Williams Jennifer Williford Michael Winn

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CURRENT FUNDERS List as of August 2016 Theatre Forward advances the American theatre and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country’s leading nonprofit theatres. Theatre Forward and our theatres are most grateful to the following Educating Through Theatre funders: THEATRE EXECUTIVES ($50,000-$99,000) The Schloss Family Foundation Wells Fargo BENEFACTORS ($25,000-$49,999) Buford Alexander and Pamela Farr Steven & Joy Bunson James S. & Lynne Turley PACESETTERS ($15,000 $24,999) Alan & Jennifer Freedman Frank & Bonnie Orlowski National Endowment for the Arts Southwest Airlines† Theatermania/ Gretchen Shugart George S. Smith, Jr. DONORS ($10,000 $14,999) Lisa Orberg RBC Wealth Management Daniel A. Simkowitz TD Charitable Foundation Isabelle Winkles

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SUPPORTERS ($2,500 $9,999) Mitchell J. Auslander Paula A. Dominick Dorfman and Kaish Family Foundation, Inc. John R. Dutt Bruce R. and Tracey Ewing Mason & Kim Granger Brian J. Harkins Gregory S. Hurst Howard and Janet Kagan Joseph F. Kirk John R. Mathena Jonathan Maurer and Gretchen Shugart John Thomopoulos †Includes In-kind support Theatre Forward supporters are former supporters of National Corporate Theatre Fund and Impact Creativity. For a complete list of funders visit theatreforward.org


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annual fund legacy society The following are members of the Legacy Society who are ensuring the future strength of the Alliance Theatre through planned gifts to benefit the Theatre. The Legacy Society is the special recognition group for those who have included the Theatre in their estate plans. For more information about making a planned gift to benefit the Alliance Theatre, please contact Caitlin Way, Associate Dir. of Development, Board/Major Gifts at 404-733-4757 or caitlin.way@ alliancetheatre.org. Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Betty Blondeau-Russell Jim & Anne Breedlove Ezra Cohen Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft, III Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Howard & Ellen Feinsand Laura & John Hardman Glen E. & Nancy Hesler

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

Neal & Tricia Schachtel Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton, III Jane E. Shivers Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Rick & Terri Western Ramona & Ben White

* deceased

matching gift companies We would like to thank the following companies who have matched contributions to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Please visit alliancetheatre.org/match to find out if your employer will match your contribution. American Express AIG Corporation Aon Risk Solutions AT&T Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Chubb Corporation The Coca-Cola Company Deloitte Equifax, Inc.

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

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

Do you appreciate live theatre, enjoy meeting new people and trying new things? If so, then get involved with one of the largest volunteer forces in the arts. The Alliance Theatre volunteer STARS program offers a wide range of opportunities, which includes advocating for live theatre, ushering for Alliance productions, participating in and staffing fundraising & hospitality events, and assisting Alliance staff members with daily office tasks. STARS is composed of three committees working together on fundsaving and fund-raising projects to benefit the theatre. The three committees are the Theatre Advocates, the Theatre Educators, and the Theatre Ushers. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Michael Winn at Michael.Winn@ alliancetheatre.org.


THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE Woodruff Circle members each contribute more than $250,000 annually to support the arts and education work of the Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. We are deeply grateful to these 38 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

$1 MILLION+

$500,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Bank of America Chick-fil-A Foundation / Rhonda and Dan Cathy Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation The Marcus Foundation, Inc.

Spray Foundation, Inc. SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Bank Teammates and The SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

Terra Foundation for American Art Wells Fargo

$400,000+ Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family PwC, Partners & Employees

Patty and Doug Reid The Rich Foundation The Sara Giles Moore Foundation

$300,000+ Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Forward Arts Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Keough King & Spalding, Partners & Employees UPS Mr. and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

$250,000+ EY, Partners & Employees Invesco Ltd.

KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees wish Foundation

Woodruff Circle & Patron Circle donations made: June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016 Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors

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THE PATRON CIRCLE $200,000+

A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra AT&T Georgia-Pacific Corporation Estate of Jeannie Hearn Beth and Tommy Holder Jane and Clayton Jackson Jones Day Foundation & Employees Sarah and Jim Kennedy Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr. Estate of Amy Norman Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot Margaret and Terry Stent Tull Charitable Foundation Turner

$150,000+

1180 Peachtree A Friend of the Woodruff Arts Center Alston & Bird LLP The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori BB&T Joe and Alexis Best III The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund-Atlanta Equifax, Inc. Fulton County Arts Council The Howell Fund, Inc. Victoria and Howard Palefsky PNC Estate of Shirley Rivers The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation Mrs. Sue Williams

$100,000+

A Friend of the Alliance Theatre HerbertAllen / Allen & Company AmericasMart Atlanta The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Atlanta Foundation Sandra and Dan Baldwin Lucinda W. Bunnen Barbara and Steve Chaddick City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Ann and Jeff Cramer Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation / Dan W. Boone III First Data Corporation Sally and Carl Gable Carol and Paul Garcia Helen C. Griffith Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Emily and Carl Knobloch Morgens West Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust Company The Pittulloch Foundation Margaret and Bob Reiser The Richman Family Foundation

Southern Company Gas Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund WestRock Company Woodruff Arts Center Employees

$75,000+

Alexander Babbage, Inc. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Frances B. Bunzl Cisco Edgerton Foundation New American Plays The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation North Highland Publix Super Market Charities Mrs. Ruth Magness Rollins Triad Foundation, Inc.

$50,000+

Akris ALPLA Susan and Richard Anderson Assurant Atlanta Braves Birch Communications Kenny and Nancy Blank Bloomberg The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Crawford & Company Katie and Reade Fahs Ellen and Howard Feinsand The Frances and Beverly DuBose Foundation, Inc. Paul and Kate Gaffney Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III General Electric Company Genuine Parts Company The Graves Foundation The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Karen and Jeb Hughes Isdell Family Foundation Mr. Michael Kaufmann John C. Keller The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Massey Charitable Trust NCR Foundation Norfolk Southern Corporation One Museum Place Primerica, Inc. R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Razorfish Regions Bank Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richman Mr. Ferdinand C. Seefried Chip and Sharon Shirley

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The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY16 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds. The Shops Buckhead Atlanta Mr. and Mrs. H. Bronson Smith Sara and Paul Steinfeld Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Target Stores United Distributors, Inc. voestalpine Waffle House Susan and Tom Wardell Elizabeth and Chris Willett Joni Winston

$25,000+

A Friend of the High Museum of Art Kristie and Charles Abney Accenture LLP Ms. Kristin Adams Madeline and Howell Adams, Jr. Allstate Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Arby’s Foundation, Inc. Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Spring and Tom Asher Atlanta Marriott Marquis AVYVE Axiall Corporation The Balloun Family Juanita and Gregory Baranco Anna and Ed Bastian Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney BNY Mellon Wealth Management Mr. Charles Brady John and Mary Brock John and Rosemary Brown Camp-Younts Foundation The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Bert and Cathy Clark Cobb EMC Community Foundation Cousins Properties Inc. Sherri and Jesse Crawford Creative Industries Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Elaine and Erroll Davis Marcia and John Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart Lynn Eden Brooke and Rod Edmond Emory University Peggy Foreman Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Charlotte R. Garson Georgia Natural Gas Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund GMT Capital Corporation David and Carolyn Gould Grant Thornton LLP Nancy and Holcombe Green Joy and Tony Greene Judah S. Gudelsky Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. James B. Hannan The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Heineken USA

Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes Allison and Ben Hill Holder Construction Infor Global Solutions Jim Cox, Jr. Fund JLL Katie and West Johnson Lori and Bill Johnson Andrea and Boland Jones Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Keough The Klaus Family Foundation Malinda and David Krantz Lisa & Ron Brill Charitable Trust Karole and John Lloyd Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McClain Sally and Allen McDaniel Mr. Harris N. Miller and Ms. Deborah A. Kahn Mueller Water Products, Inc. Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Newell Brands Novelis, Inc. Barbara and Sanford Orkin Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Oxford Industries, Inc. John R. Paddock, PhD and Karen M. Schwartz, PhD Vicki and John Palmer Beth and David Park Sally and Pete Parsonson Mrs. Martha Pentecost Mr. and Mrs. Michael Plant Porsche Cars North America Inc. Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund Printpack PulteGroup, Inc. Quikrete Mr. and Mrs. Peter Quinones Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Dan and Garnet Reardon Richard Gray Gallery, LLC Rocket Camp Phyllis and Sidney Rodbell Alyson and Greg Rogers Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Phil Sadler Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. SCANA Energy Bill and Rachel Schultz Mrs. William A. Schwartz Joyce and Henry Schwob The Selig Foundation: Linda & Steve Selig and Cathy & Steve Kuranoff ServiceNow Siemens Smith & Howard, P.C. Mrs. Lessie Smithgall


Southwest Airlines Southwire Company Karen and John Spiegel Jeffrey Sprecher and Kelly Loeffler State Bank & Trust Company Mr. David Stockert and Ms. Cameron Ives Swarovski Greer and Alex Taylor Sally G. Tomlinson Total Wine & More Transwestern TriMont Real Estate Advisors Troutman Sanders LLP The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc. Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG Walter Clay Hill and Family Foundation Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Rod Westmoreland Joan N. Whitcomb Ann Marie and John B. White, Jr. Susan and John Wieland Loraine P. Williams Wilmington Trust Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Diane Wisebram and Edward D. Jewell Estate of Dorothy M. Yates Ellen and John Yates Amy and Todd Zeldin

$15,000+

A Friend of the Alliance Theatre A Friend of the High Museum of Art (3) A Friend of the Woodruff Arts Center ABM Acuity Brands, Inc. Keith Adams and Kerry Heyward Alice S. Powers Irrevocable Trust Alvarez & Marsal Amec Foster Wheeler Yum and Ross Arnold Neal K. Aronson Atlantic American Corporation/Delta Life Insurance Company/ Gray Television Atlantic Capital Bank Atlantic Trust Company Barbara and Ron Balser Bank of North Georgia/ Synovus Financial Corp Lisa and Joe Bankoff Susan R. Bell and Patrick M. Morris Kelly O. and Neil H. Berman Nancy and Phil Binkow Stan and Laura Blackburn The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Stephanie Blank BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia Missy and Roland Boney

Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal The Boston Consulting Group Jim and Lisa Boswell Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Boykin Breman Foundation, Inc. Brown & Brown Insurance, Inc. Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Bryan Cave Burr & Forman LLP Ms. Mary Cahill and Mr. Rory Murphy The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation The Casey-Slade Group, Merrill Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Jefrrey S. Cashdan Wright and Alison Caughman CBH International, Inc. Center Family Foundation The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Chubb Susan and Carl Cofer Brian and Melinda Corbett Barbara and Lee Coulter Ann and Tom Cousins W. Scott Creasman Marjorie and Carter Crittenden Michelle and David Crosland Charlene Crusoe-Ingram and Earnest Ingram Russell Currey and Amy Durrell Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Harry and Wendy Cynkus Mr. and Mrs. James C. Davis Mr. and Mrs. Jay M. Davis Cari Katrice Dawson and John Martin Sparrow Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Denny, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William W. Dixon Margaret and Scott Dozier Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole and Mrs. Sarah A. Eby-Ebersole L. Franklyn Elliott, M.D. Nick Franz The Fred and Sue McGehee Family Charitable Fund Betty Sands Fuller Gas South, LLC Doris and Matthew Geller Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia Crown Distributing Company Greg and Lillian Giornelli Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Goerss Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodsell Sara Goza Graphic Packaging International, Inc.

Jason and Carey Guggenheim/Boston Consulting Group Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Mr. Kenneth Haines Harry Norman Realtors Sara and Jeff Hehir Mr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Hohlstein Mr. and Mrs. Jack K. Holland Catherine and Rob Hutchinson Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust Roya and Bahman Irvani Mrs. Maribeth M. Jameson and Mr. L. Norwood Jameson Liza and Brad Jancik Lou Brown Jewell John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Foundation Mary and Neil Johnson Robert and Sherry Johnson Mr. Baxter P. Jones and Dr. Jiong Yan James F. Kelly Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. David E. Kiefer James and Lori Kilberg Kimberly-Clark Corporation Joel Knox and Joan Marmo Wendy and Scott Kopp Kurt P. Kuehn and Cheryl Davis L & C Wood Family Foundation James H. Landon Donna Lee and Howard Ehni Elaine L. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Bertram L. Levy Livingston Foundation, Inc. Macy’s Meghan and Clarke Magruder Chip Mann and Bill Gilmore Larry and Lisa Mark Mr. and Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mike McCarthy Margot and Danny McCaul Ken and Carolyn Meltzer Merrill Lynch—Buckhead Anna and Hays Mershon MGM Resorts International Hala and Steve Moddelmog Phil and Caroline Moïse Morgan Stanley-Atlanta Private Wealth Management Northwestern Mutual/ Northwestern Benefit Caroline and Joe O’Donnell Lynn and Galen Oelkers Stephen and Marjorie Osheroff Sunny Park Karen and Richard Parker Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Perkins & Will, Inc. Susan and David Peterson Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. Post Properties Inc.

PRGX Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson Raymond James Financial, Inc. Travis Reed and Michael Kriethe of Harry Norman Realtors Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reeves Regal Entertainment Group Betsy and Lee Robinson Mr. and Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Rooms To Go Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Arnold B. Rubenstein Jack Sawyer and Dr. Bill Torres Mark and Linda Silberman Skanska USA Inc. The Slumgullion Charitable Fund Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Elise and Nick Spina Staging Directions Loren and Gail Starr Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles and Delores Stephens Les Stumpff and Sandy Moon Michelle and Stephen Sullivan Surya Hugh M. Tarbutton, Jr. G. Kimbrough Taylor and Triska Drake Judith and Mark Taylor Lisa Cannon Taylor and Chuck Taylor Thomas H. Lanier Foundation Lizanne Thomas and David Black Alison and Joe Thompson Rosemarie and David Thurston Trapp Family The Trillist Companies, Inc./ YOO on the Park Mr. and Mrs. Rhett L. Turner US Bank John and Ray Uttenhove Veritiv Verizon Wireless Paul E. Viera and Gail O’Neill Patrick and Susie Viguerie Reggie and Kim Walker Kathy N. Waller Leigh and Tim Walsh Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Adair and Dick White Mr. and Mrs. Douglas L. Williams James B. and Betty A. Williams Richard Williams and Janet Lavine Willis Towers Watson The Winstead Group Dina Woodruff Mike Wright - Harry Norman, Realtors Yancey Bros. Co Mary and Bob Yellowlees

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alliance theatre staff ARTISTIC Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosemary Newcott Producer & Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Feldman Director of New Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Celise Kalke Playwright in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage Yale Directing Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leora Morris Artistic Support Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Kleypas Kenny Leon Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Matthews Yale Theater Management Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melissa Rose Reiser Lab Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Anderson, David De Vries, Patricia Henritze, Matt Huff, Derreck Kayongo, Hank Kimmel, Vynnie Meli, Mary Lynn Owen, Naima Carter Russell, Kendall Simpson Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Victor W. Smith Assistant Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Moskowitz Costumes Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff Cone Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Jaked Carrier Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diana L. Thomas Stitchers/1st Hands . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Ewing Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler

Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Kier Shop Foreman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Lead Welder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Lyons Lead Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, Cassie Garner Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brooke Beall Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristin Meyer, Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bret Torbeck Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lark hackshaw, Liz Campbell, Barbara O’Haley, R. Lamar Williams Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jayson T. Waddell Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . Britney DeRosa, Kara Procell Stage Management Apprentice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Skylar Burks

Stage Operations Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Simons Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deb Maberry Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Parks Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Electrics Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gabby Ide, Steve Jordan, Additional Load-in Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James McBrayer, Michael Pugh, Steven Love, Jennifer Nakahara James Schlachter, John Underwood Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Liz Lyons Master Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan and Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich EDUCATION

Dan Reardon Director of Education Teaching Artists (cont’d) . . . . . . . Taryn Carmona, Katie Causey, Greg Chagnon, & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Hannah Church, Jaehn Clare, Steve Coulter, Nakeisha Daniel, Benjamin Davis, Professional Learning Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara O’Brien Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, Jorge Donoso, John Doyle, Rachael Endrizzi, Jessica Espinoza, Sharon Foote, Daryl Funn, Allison Gardner, Trevor Goble, Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Neeley Gossett, Al Hamacher, Robert Hindsman, Jeremiah Parker Hobbs, Administrative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Jones Catherine Dee Holly, BJ Hughes, Rachel Jones, Ameenah Kaplan, Adam King, Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth David Kote, LeeAnna Lambert, Clayton Landey, Bethany Lind, Nicole Livieratos, Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Buckley Cara Mantella, Gloria Martin, Marielle Martinez, Tiffany McGettee, Bryan Mercer, Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corinne Weintraub Karin Mervis, Sarah Newby Halicks, Donal Noonan, Mary Emily O’Bradovich, Lee Osorio, Tafee Patterson, Tawny Powell, Eric Prather, Julie Puckett, JL Reed, Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Rebeca Robles, Julissa Sabino, Viviana Sawyer, Linda Sherbert, David Sterritt, Institute Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Alice Nichols Barry Stewart Mann, Suzanne Stroup, Ebony Tucker, Jeremy Varner, Institute Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Jose Miguel Vasquez, Rachel Wansker, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Education Sales & Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Kang Corinne Weintraub, Stephanie Willis, Vallea E. Woodbury, Melissa Word Communications Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J. Noble Education Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Bunch Teen Ensemble Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherifa Abudulai, Ampith Anderson, Gillian Baker, Caroline Caden, Austin Geter, Kyla Hunter, Jalexis James, Teaching Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abyss, Nikki Adkins, Karen Aguirre, Isake Akanke Slaughter, Ricardo Aponte, Olivia Aston Bosworth, Isabel Jordan, Taylor McKinney, Alexis Mpezo, Jade Nixon, Justice Pate, Kim Bowers Rheay Baran, Kati Grace Brown, Danye Brown, Kyle Brumley, Jordan Powell, Laughton Berry, Adirah Robinson, Rachael Simpson, Lon Bumgarner, Daniel Burns, Amy Cain Lucas, Kirstin Calvert, Kara Cantrell, Marquavious Smith, Ever Taylor, Evita Walch, Amira Williams MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Off-Campus Season Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donya K. Washington Management Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emika Abe Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Manager of Information Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hubbert Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadeja Moton Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick Myers Administration/Education Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Associate Director of Development, Board Relations & Major Gifts . . Caitlin Way Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving & Special Events . Paige Smith Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Collins Goss Development Manager, Board Relations & Special Events . . . . Megan DeWitt

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Marketing Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Boatright Brand Marketing Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holland Baird Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Content Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Patron Experience Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Brand Marketing Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Madden Digital Media Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Maley Senior Ticket Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Group Services and Education Sales Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . Elisia’ Parker Community Engagement Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Si Peng Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Pinckney Group Services Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Community Engagement Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Winn House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Ken McNeil, Margo Moskowitz, Brittany Smith


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