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History is a funny thing. While we tend to think of it as a static idea when we’re young (“That happened then”), a few trips around the sun later, we realize what a moving target history is. A contemporary moment suddenly shoots us into a remembered one and we understand in a visceral place the adage about everything old being new again. Years ago, when Max and I had been given the remarkable opportunity to move to Atlanta, we received a box of books in the mail. (Clearly, many years ago, as they were actual objects with pages and covers.) This was, we were told, the essential reading to begin our study of Atlanta. And in that stack was The Temple Bombing, Melissa Fay Greene’s deeply lucid and movingly provocative book about an Atlanta moment in 1958. Except it wasn’t of course, about a moment. It was about the whole stew of our evolving community at a pivotal point of American history – and equally about the planting of a seed of cross-cultural collaboration that defines Atlanta’s DNA to this day. Years later, I am still learning about both the genesis of what happened on Sunday, October 12, 1958 and the dynamic repercussions of the trial and communal self reflection that followed. This piece exists because it simply had to. But some extraordinary people made sure that it did, and I need to call them out. First of all, the amazing author, sociologist and thinker that is Melissa Fay Greene, for her scholarship, her gorgeous prose, and her amazing spirit of generosity when we approached with a “What if?” Then there’s the crazy genius of Jimmy Maize – our writer and director who has brought the work of New York’s Tectonic Theater Project to our rehearsal hall and our artists with breathtaking results. And finally, to a trio of women from The Temple – Debbie Neese, Amie Herbert, and Patty Reid, who invited the Alliance to dream with them about creating a living commemoration of not only The Temple’s 150th anniversary year, but of a moment that changed everything. Then and now, there is history in the making.

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THE TEMPLE

The 1958 bombing of Atlanta’s Temple comes alive in Alliance Theatre’s world premiere drama.


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“Terror is at hand.” That statement could be made today, but in this case the words belonged to Rabbi Jacob Rothschild and were spoken in response to a hate crime that took place Oct. 12, 1958, on Peachtree Street. In the dark hours well before dawn, a firebomb made from 50 sticks of dynamite blew into the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Synagogue, aka The Temple. It blew a hole into a side wall, destroying an assembly hall, classrooms and an office. The sanctuary escaped damage and no one was on the premises. It was, nonetheless, the most violent episode in civilrights-era Atlanta. It put the “city too busy to hate,” as Mayor William B. Hartsfield called it, on edge. Rabbi Rothschild described the Jewish community as having “an undercurrent of fear. A mood of

despair. A feeling of insecurity and uncertainty.” A real-life drama unfolded, with an array of characters, from Rothschild and his wife, Janice, to congregants, investigators, newspaper reporters, community members, and the five men eventually indicted. As soon as he heard the news that morning, Mayor Hartsfield rushed to the scene. “Whether they like it or not, every political rabble-rouser is the godfather of these cross burners and dynamiters who sneak about in the dark and give a bad name to the South,” he said. “It is high time the decent people of the South rise and take charge.” Now, almost 60 years later, audiences can contemplate that dicey slice of Atlanta history in The Temple Bombing, a new work at the Alliance Theatre that coincides with the synagogue’s 150th anniversary. The drama comes from an

LEFT: Among the personal and professional papers of prominent Topeka, Kan., attorney Charles S. Scott now housed maintained by the University fo Kanasas, this telegram from Thurgood Marshall, then Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (and later the Court’s 96th Associate Justice — and the first AfricanAmerican justice), asking Scott for confirmation of a timetable for desegregation of Topeka schools after the 1954 Supreme Court ruling to abolish school segregation.

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ABOVE: The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King with Rabbi Jacob Rothschild and his wife Janice Rothschild (now Blumberg), photographed at Atlanta’s first integrated banquet, January, 1965. Organized by the rabbi, that event, held in the magnificent chandeliered ballroom of the Dinkler Plaza Hotel (in the FairliePoplar district of Downtown Atlanta, razed in 1972) was attended by 1,400 guests.

Maize dug deep into the story. How did the rabbi and his wife cope that morning and afterward? How did local news cover the story? How did the community respond? What was the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s response? What words came from Ralph McGill, the legendary editor of The Atlanta Constitution, an eventual Pulitzer Prize winner? Maize, 36, had not known of the bombing but became “riveted,” seeing tremendous potential for theater. “I love to take an incident that didn’t make the history books,” he says, “especially a story that was turning into a footnote, but you realize it speaks to now. You do smack

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your head, wondering why it wasn’t already a work of art.” Atlanta author Melissa Fay Greene did some of the exhaustive legwork for the play in her 1996 book The Temple Bombing. Full of interviews (and therefore potential characters and lines of dialogue), Greene’s book is cited as the main inspiration for the new drama. Maize also did his own interviews and studied court transcripts, news stories, Rothschild sermons and more. He weighed everything from MLK to the murders of Emmett Till (in 1955) and Leo Frank (in 1915), he says, all the way forward to the Black Lives Matter movement today. One invaluable resource: Janice Rothschild Blumberg, married to the rabbi (he died in 1973) at the time of the bombing. An author and historian herself, Blumberg has written extensively about The Temple and the history of Jews in Atlanta. Where does the Moment Work come in? Ordinarily, a play starts with the script. Actors audition and are cast, rehearsals commence and costumes, lights and scenery are designed and built. With Moment Work, the actors and designers convene before any words are scripted. Through workshops and exercises, they all study the subject matter, brainstorm, conceptualize and suggest “moments,” also considered “units of theatrical time.”

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The process is an adventure, says Maize, describing it as exploratory and free. The artists work without an end goal in sight so they can discover together where the story lies theatrically, Maize says. “We explore one small piece of stage time, then make it larger until it’s a scene,” he says. An overall goal is to make narratives “that are much more visual, experiential and impactful.”

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For The Temple Bombing, that process took about a year. And two weeks before rehearsals began at the Alliance, Maize was still tinkering with how to order the material. Ten actors play some 100 characters in a 90-minute span. Some of those characters, Maize says, are juicier “than any you could invent.” Those seeing The Temple Bombing may feel caught in the moment, somehow right there, in Atlanta in 1958. Tensions were high throughout the South as it struggled to adjust to desegregation. Anti-Semitism added another undeniable layer. Maize thinks that his unfamiliarity with the bombing helped get the story to the stage. “Not knowing helped me keep it in perspective,” he says. “This is not my community. I have a lot of responsibility to tell a story that’s accurate and complicated and has truth.” A

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RIGHT: The Temple, originally founded as the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation in 1867, was Atlanta’s first official Jewish institution. It grew out of the Hebrew Benevolent Society, which had been organized in 1860 to obtain a burial ground and provide relief for the Jewish poor. The Temple celebrates its 150th anniversary this year; BELOW: Holding signs and American flags, a group protests the admission of “The Little Rock Nine,” black students who bravely volunteered to be the first students of color to enroll at the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957.


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Moisés Kaufman, the founder of Tectonic, says that when sourcing from real-life documents, you create an X-ray of the culture in which they were spoken. Once created, this X-ray can reveal fault lines that divided or united the culture. When presented in a piece of theatre, there exists an invitation to the viewer’s imagination, to draw meaningful comparisons with their own time and culture. -Jimmy Maize, Playwright and Director, The Temple Bombing E xamples of Documentary Theatre: • “Living Newspaper” 1935-1939; Federal Theatre Project • Fires in the Mirror 1991 • Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992; Anna Deveare Smith • Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, 1997; Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project • The Laramie Project, 2000; Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theater Project

Combining the historian’s urge for accuracy with a sociologist’s sense of social nuance and a writerly passion for the beauty of language, Melissa Fay Greene revisits an ugly moment in Atlanta’s history in The Temple Bombing… The Temple Bombing is an act of witness against the chaos, at once sickening, elegant, and heartfelt. –The National Book Foundation, 1996 Nonfiction Finalist Award 14 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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Documentary Theatre ‘Documentary drama,’ describing plays with a close relationship to their factual base, is a twentieth-century extension of historical drama … where the factual basis gives the action its credibility. In ‘documentary theatre,’ documents themselves are projected into text and performance. Its four major functions are to reassess national and local histories; to celebrate communities and marginalized groups and their histories; to investigate important events and issues past and present; and to be open (about sourcing found material). In documentary theatre, photographs and/or film project actualities; placards and/or slides project quotations from source documents; actors address the audience directly with facts and information; voices of participants in historical events are used on tape/film. -Derek Paget, The Continuum Companion to Twentieth-Century Theatre


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Jimmy Maize’s The Temple Bombing transports us to a time in American history of unparalleled moral courage. In 1958, several Southern synagogues were bombed, causing many of the south’s 548,650 Jews to wonder whether they would soon become targets of religious bigotry. Maize paints an honest picture, drawing upon real biographies, of what it must have been like when our congregation and our rabbi were threatened. Primarily, The Temple Bombing offers the world a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of our rabbi, Jacob M. Rothschild: it is a portrait of moral courage. Rabbi Rothschild was a strong believer in interfaith dialogue, a champion of racial justice and integration, and one of the most respected religious leaders in the South. As the play draws to a close, one can’t help but ponder a singular truth: Rabbi Rothschild knew then what we know today – that we must all stand up to bigotry and hatred. It is the height of gullibility to hope that the truly democratic forces, if left to work on their own at their normal pace, will correct the inequities so prevalent in our society. The Temple Bombing is a wakeup call and an invitation to become an integral part of this turning point in history – to fulfill the promise of Rabbi Rothschild. Each of us has within us the God-given spark of creativity –the ability to transcend, to bring order to chaos, beauty to ugliness. Each of us has the power in our lives to give meaning or to withhold it. This task is, in no small part, the last, greatest hope in our humanity. Rabbi Peter S. Berg Senior Rabbi, The Temple ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 15


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THE ALLIANCE THEATRE Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director presents

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY JIMMY MAIZE SET DESIGN

COSTUME DESIGN

MEREDITH RIES

LIGHTING DESIGN

SYDNEY ROBERTS

SOUND DESIGN & ORIGINAL MUSIC

KENDALL SIMPSON DRAMATURG

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Developed in Association with Tectonic Theater Project, New York, NY and The Temple, Atlanta, GA Inspired by the book The Temple Bombing by Melissa Fay Greene Generous support for this production provided by The Temple, in honor of their 150th Anniversary ALLIANCE STAGE SERIES SPONSORED BY

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CAST * AMARI CHEATOM. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble * DANIELLE DEADWYLER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble * ANN MARIE GIDEON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble * ERIC MENDENHALL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Bright/Ensemble * C AITLIN O’CONNELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janice Rothschild * LEE OSORIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble * RIC REITZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reuben Garland/Ensemble JUSTIN WALKER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble * TODD WEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rabbi Jacob Rothschild * MINKA WILTZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble UNDERSTUDIES JAMES BASKIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ensemble MIRA HIRSCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janice Rothschild JOSHUA JONES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble SHAYLA LOVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble BROOKE OWENS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble * L EE OSORIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rabbi Jacob Rothschild STAGE MANAGEMENT * R. LAMAR WILLIAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager * SHELLIE STONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager SHAWANNA HALL, KARA PROCELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Apprentices PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE ELISA CARLSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dialect Coach ROBERT FIGUEIRA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Projections Edit Assistant EMILY KLEYPAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Assistance GRANT McDONALD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Projections Programmer OLIVIA MATTHEWS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Script Supervisor NICHOLE PALMIETTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant to the Director BEN RAWSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Lighting Designer LIBBY STADSTAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Set Designer FOR THIS PRODUCTION NICOLE CLOCKEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Additional Dresser STEVE JORDAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer KATY MUNROE, NIKI TRAXLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe KRIS MEYER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Engineer HAYLEE SCOTT, VINCENT SIMONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Operations 18 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


profiles SETTING ATLANTA, GA. October 1958 to January 1959 Events as far back as 1915 and as far forward as 1973. In addition to being inspired by The Temple Bombing by Melissa Fay Greene, this script sources books written by Janice Rothschild including One Voice: Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild and the Troubled South and As But a Day. Although primarily sourced from historical records, certain characters are composites and certain time sequences have been altered for dramatic effect.

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AMARI CHEATOM (Ensemble) Theatre: DutchMasters (LAByrinth Theatre Company), On The Levee (Lincoln Center), The Book of Grace (The Public Theatre), Zooman and the Sign (Signature Theatre), The Lower Ninth, A Ballad of Sad Young Men, Origin Story, When January Feels like Summer (Sundance Theater Festival), The Toilet (New Federal Theatre) and Age of Grace. Graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division where he played King Leontes (The Winter’s Tale), Bynum Walker (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), Edmund the Bastard (King Lear), Sean (Beau Willimon’s War Story) and Banner (Bryan Tucker’s St. James Infirmary). Film: The Untitled Colin Warner Project, The Miki Howard Story, The Alchemist Cookbook, Django Unchained, Newlyweeds, Night Catches Us, Knucklehead. Television credits: “Numbers” (CBS), “Chase” (USA), “Detroit 187” (ABC), “Georgetown” (ABC).

DANIELLE DEADWYLER (Ensemble) is thankful to return to the Alliance Theatre in The Temple Bombing. She was last seen at the Alliance as Chaos Unit in the Alliance/Kendeda winning production, The C. A. Lyons Project. Recent credits: Smart People, Fetch Clay Make Man (True Colors); Beyond Reasonable Doubt (Synchronicity); Moxie (Theatrical Outfit); Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (Horizon); Marisol (Theater Emory). Other Atlanta credits: The Book Club Play (Horizon); Clybourne Park (Aurora); Charlotte’s Web (Alliance); The Colored Museum (True Colors); Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery (Horizon); for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf (True Colors). 2015 Suzi Bass winner for best leading actress in a play. Deadwyler stars as Quita on Tyler Perry/OWN’s “The Haves and the Have Nots.” Other TV/Film credits: “Greenleaf” (OWN), “A Cross to Bear” ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 19


profiles (UpTV), “Being Mary Jane” (BET), “Ir/Reconcilable” (HBO). Love ad infinitum for Ezra & Reggie and family. More at danielledeadwyler.com ANN MARIE GIDEON (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back on the Alliance Stage. Alliance credits include A Christmas Carol, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Edward Foote, and The Geller Girls. Ann Marie has also performed locally at Horizon Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, Pinch’n’Ouch Theatre, The Springer Opera House, and Georgia Shakespeare. Love to my boys, Joe and Jack. ERIC MENDENHALL (George Bright/Ensemble) is happy to return to the Alliance after appearing in last season’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Recent credits include Proof at Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre and Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project at Synchronicity Theatre. Other Atlanta Credits: Georgia Shakespeare, Horizon Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Regional: Florida Repertory, Florida Stage, Hippodrome State Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare. TV/Film: “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Roots,” “Revolution,” What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Allegiant, Lawless, “Necessary Roughness,” “Army Wives,” “Coma,” “The Originals,” “The Walking Dead,” “Scream,” and “Satisfaction.” Eric is a member of Actors’ Equity Association. www.ericmendenhall.com CAITLIN O’CONNELL (Janice Rothschild) Recent Broadway credits: The Crucible, Mothers and Sons, The Heiress, 33 Variations. Other selected credits: Off-Broadway: Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout), All’s Well That Ends Well (NYSF/The Public Theatre), The Killing of Sister George (TACT), Stuff Happens (The Public Theater). Regional: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Playboy of the Western World (Guthrie), Pygmalion (Williamstown Theater Festival), Habeus Corpus (South Coast Rep), Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare Theatre), The Matchmaker, The Winter’s Tale (Center Stage), Julius Caesar (Old Globe), Third, The Clean House, The Little Foxes (DCTC), Doubt (ATL/ Cincinnati Playhouse). Film/TV: Oppenheimer 20 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Strategies, The Automatic Hate, “Unforgettable,” “Whoopi,” “L&O,” “Homicide.” LEE OSORIO (Ensemble, U/S Rabbi Jacob Rothschild) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance. Alliance credits: Ugly Lies the Bone. Other Atlanta credits: Significant Other (Actor’s Express), Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Tavern). Off-Broadway: Bullet for Adolf (directed by Woody Harrelson). Favorite Regional credits: Middletown (Trinity Rep), Pride and Prejudice (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), Great Expectations (Book-It Repertory), Yellow Face (ReAct Theatre). M.F.A. from Brown/Trinity Rep. www.leeosorio.com RIC REITZ (Reuben Garland/ Ensemble) is thrilled to make his Alliance Stage debut! Atlanta area credits include Race (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company), The Little Foxes and Turned Funny (Theatre in the Square), Our Town and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Theatrical Outfit), and regular pop solo performances with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Recent film/TV: Come Sunday, Finding Steve McQueen, The Founder, Sleepless, Christmas in Conway, Safe Haven, The Loft, and “Turn: Washington’s Spies.” Current President of SAG-AFTRA Atlanta. Special thanks to Jimmy Maize and the Tectonic Theater Project, author Melissa Fay Greene, Ed Garland, wife Noel and family. JUSTIN WALKER (Ensemble) is thrilled to make his Alliance debut! Regional credits include: Theatre Squared, Arkansas Rep, Georgia Shakespeare, Warehouse Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Atlanta Shakespeare Company, Serenbe Playhouse, and Aurora Theatre, among others. Justin holds an M.F.A. in Acting from University of Arkansas. TODD WEEKS (Rabbi Jacob Rothschild) Alliance: Angels in America (1995), The Underpants (2006). Broadway: The Full Monty (original cast), The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Summer and Smoke, Our Town.


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profiles National Tours: Angels in America, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Off-Broadway: member of the esteemed Atlantic Theater Company since 1986, performing in many world premieres including The Voysey Inheritance (adapted by David Mamet), Boys’ Life (Lincoln Center Theater), and The Lights (LCT). Television and film: the ABC mini-series When We Rise, HBO’s All The Way, “Falling Skies,” “Modern Family,” “Law & Order(s),” Cafe Society, The Deal, The Maiden Heist, among others. For my father, Jim Weeks. MINKA WILTZ (Ensemble) has 15-plus years in theater and 20-plus years in operatic and concert singing. Born and raised in Atlanta, she began training with the Young Singers of Callanwolde at age 6. Her work has taken her to Paris, London, Athens, Edinburgh and all over the United States. Atlanta: Horizon Theatre, Actor’s Express, Alliance Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre. The Atlanta Opera: chorus of Madame Butterfly under maestro William Fred Scott; featured soloist in the Atlanta premiere of Porgy & Bess (2005) under maestro Stefano; Dido in Dido and Aeneas under maestro Scott in Gainesville. Minka presented the first two installments of her one-woman trilogy Shaking the Wind (2015) and Breathing Fire Moving Earth (2016) at Emory University’s Breaking Ground series. JAMES BASKIN (U/S Ensemble) is happy to return to the Alliance Theatre to serve as an understudy, as he did in last season’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Most recently seen as Greg in Sylvia at Stage Door Players, he has also performed with Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Theater Emory, Onstage Atlanta, the Essential Theatre and others. Atlanta born and bred, he welcomes the chance to help tell this important part of the story of his home town. CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON (U/S Ensemble) is thrilled to return to an Alliance Stage! Previous credits include The Night Writers. He works frequently with Theater Emory, projects including Un Tempete, As You Like It and The 48 hour Playwrights Festival. While living in Los Angeles, Christopher worked with many organizations including Imagine us Free, 22 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Redcat, Greenway Court Theatre, Live Arts Exchange, Bootleg Theater, The Poor Dog Group, Early Morning Opera, Boston Court Theatre and The Independent Shakespeare Company. He is currently a member of Whole World Improv Theatre, and holds a B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. MIRA HIRSCH (U/S Janice Rothschild) As a member of The Temple for the past forty years, Mira is particularly honored to be part of this production. She has performed with a number of local theaters, including Theatrical Outfit, Actor’s Express and Jewish Theatre of the South, which she founded and served as sole artistic director of the entirety of its 13 seasons. She is currently Education Director of Theatrical Outfit and works as a freelance director, with recent credits at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Theatrical Outfit and Oglethorpe University. Additionally, Mira directs The Temple’s Project Tolerance, a company-devised, social-issue touring production, created and performed by teen actors. JOSHUA JONES (U/S Ensemble) is extremely excited to be a part of this production, having last been seen in A Christmas Carol here at the Alliance. Favorite credits include Cinderella (The Old Creamery Theatre), Freya (ArtSpot, Int’l Tour), The Drowsy Chaperone, Les Misérables and Sweeney Todd. Graduate of Western Carolina University 2014. Endless love and thanks to family and friends for their constant support. SHAYLA LOVE (U/S Ensemble) is thrilled times infinity to make her Alliance Stage debut! Atlanta: Damaged Goods (Towonda Kilpatrick Productions). Las Vegas: Local Celebrity (Vegas Fringe Festival), The Bluest Eye (Robert John Connor). TV/Film: “Being Mary Jane,” “Roomie.Lover.Friends,” “Love Will Keep Us Together,” “Conflict of Interest.” B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from University of Nevada Las Vegas. Gratitude and a half to her mother for EVERYTHING and support circle of unlimited inspiration, The Fab 5.


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profiles BROOKE OWENS (U/S Ensemble) is thrilled to be working with the Alliance for the first time! She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in theatre and Spanish and an alum of the Aurora Theatre’s apprentice program. Select Atlanta credits include: Wit (Aurora Theatre), I’m Not Rappaport (Aurora Theatre), Anne Boleyn (Synchronicity Theatre) and this April she can be seen in GET’s James and the Giant Peach. Much love to mom, dad, granny and little brother Luke for being the best support system a girl could ask for, and Aurora Theatre for growing me as an artist. 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. JIMMY MAIZE (Director & Playwright) is a member of Tectonic Theater Project, proud to be bringing this story to the Alliance Stage. Previous Tectonic collaborations include 33 Variations (Broadway, with Jane Fonda), The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (BAM), and One Arm (The New Group). Other directing credits include his critically-acclaimed 100-actor adaptation of Spoon River Anthology (The Invisible Dog), The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing (Classic Stage Co) and You’re Invited (Old Vic, UK). Other writing credits include John Muir Wolf, Burn the End, Between Life and Nowhere and In One Room. His upcoming play, HARBORED, will be presented by En Garde Arts (NYC) in June. He teaches Moment Work, Tectonic’s methodology of devising new work, worldwide, and is a co-author of the upcoming book. M.F.A. Columbia School of the Arts. Member of SDC. MEREDITH RIES (Set Designer) Selected credits: Peer Gynt and the Norwegian Hapa Band (Ma-Yi Theater Company, NYC), Heartbreak (New Georges Theatre Company, NYC), The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra (Ma-Yi Theater Company and Children’s Theatre Company, NYC, Minneapolis, Boston, Manila), The Universe is a 24 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Small Hat (with Mimi Lien, NYC), John Muir Wolf (Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA), Bones in Her Basket (ARACA Project, NYC), Hamlet (Yale Rep). Associate credits with David Zinn include: The Spongebob Musical (Broadway in Chicago), Amelie the Musical (Broadway, CTG, Berkeley Rep). Meredith attended the University of Chicago and the Yale School of Drama. www.meredithries.com SYDNEY ROBERTS (Costume Designer) is an Atlanta-based costume designer who has been a regular at the Alliance Theatre since 2001. Recent Alliance design work: Ugly Lies the Bone and last season’s Tell Me My Dream; The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe and the Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young’s productions of Bucket Of Blessings and From Head To Toe. Awards: Suzi Bass Awards for Mary Poppins (Costume Design of a Musical, Aurora Theatre), James and the Giant Peach and Shrek The Musical (Design Team for a TYA show, Alliance Theatre) and a Drammy Award for The Devils at Portland Center Stage in Portland, Ore. Sydney has taught costume design at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Emory University and Oglethorpe University. She is a member of USA 829. Soon to be produced: The Bee Opera, a comic opera by Sorrel Hays performed as part of the International Festival of Contemporary Arts-City of Women in Ljubljana, Slovenia in October. JAKE DeGROOT (Lighting Designer) Broadway: Oh, Hello. Off-Broadway: The Robber Bridegroom (Roundabout); SeaWife (Naked Angles, Drama Desk Nomination); Fly (New Victory); Two Class Acts (The Flea); Oh, Hello (Cherry Lane); Here’s Hoover (Les Freres Corbusier); Forum (Two River); Company and National Pastime (Bucks County Playhouse); SPAM (Jack). Ars Nova, Griffin Theatre Company, The Linney, New Ohio Theatre, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, Beckett Theatre, The Lion, 3-Legged Dog, Huntington Theatre, Geffen Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Pasadena Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Williamstown, Adirondack Theatre Festival, The Cape Playhouse, W.H.A.T., ReVision, Yale Drama. International: Theatre de la Ville, Paris; The National Theatre, London; National Theatre of Norway; TheatreWorks Singapore; Norwegian Cruise Line (Dir. Patricia Wilcox, John Carrafa); Holland America Line; Regent Seven Seas; Shanghai Centre


profiles Theatre. Associate Design: Broadway: Skylight; The Performers; Born Yesterday; Time Stands Still; Mary Stuart; Old Acquaintance. Co-Lighting Supervisor: Williamstown Theatre Festival 08-09. B.F.A. Carnegie Mellon. www.jakedegroot.com KENDALL SIMPSON (Sound Designer/ Composer) has composed original scores for several metro theatres, including the Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Horizon Theater, Theatrical Outfit and Theater Emory. For film, Simpson scored The Promotion (2011). Other independent films include The Etiquette Man, which received top honors at several film festivals. TV credits include scores for “Sesame Street” and Elmo DVDs. Simpson’s most recent work for dance, the video “disrepair,” premiered at the 2009 American Dance Festival. The DeKalb Symphony Orchestra recently premiered Within Reach (2015). Other works include Papillon, which the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra premiered with Lee Harper and Dancers. Simpson is honored to have won three Suzi Bass awards. He is the music director for the dance program at Emory University. DAVID BENGALI (Projection Designer) is a projections and lighting designer based in New York. Recent design credits: Uncommon Sense (Tectonic Theater Project); Anna Akhmatova, Jules Verne: From The Earth To The Moon (BAM); Ring of Fire (Endstation Theatre); The Tempest (CSC); Kill Me Like You Mean It (Stolen Chair), Two Point Oh (59E59); I Forgive You Ronald Reagan, The Sensational Josephine Baker (Theatre Row); Cav/ Pag (Tri Cities Opera); Little Nemo in Slumberland (Sarasota Opera); The New Victory; Soho Rep; Jamal Jackson Dance. Recent associate design credits include: The Last Ship, Amélie, Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway), La Donna Del Lago (Met Opera). M.F.A. NYU. R. LAMAR WILLIAMS (Stage Manager) is an Atlanta native who studied theater at Florida A&M University’s Essential Theatre. His 16-year tenure at the Alliance has included stage managing such shows as Steel Magnolias, In Love and Warcraft, Choir Boy, Bike America, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Carapace, Sammy & Me, Tennis in Nablus, The Second City: Peach Drop Stop & Roll, The Second City: Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street and Broke. He

assistant stage-managed Zorro: The Musical, What I Learned in Paris, August Wilson Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean & Radio Golf, Doubt, Jelly’s Last Jam and the world premieres of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Sister Act: The Musical and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. B.L.M. and Justice for All. SHELLIE STONE (Assistant Stage Manager) Credits include: The Vaudevillians, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Venus in Fur, Boeing Boeing, Clybourne Park, Red, The Imaginary Invalid, Birdie Blue, Twelfth Night (Seattle Repertory Theatre); Grease, A Chorus Line, Oliver!, Secondhand Lions, The Music Man, RENT, Cinderella (5th Avenue Theatre); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Goodnight Moon; Mwindo; The Wizard of Oz; Lyle the Crocodile (Seattle Children’s Theatre); La Cenerentola (Spoleto Festival ’08); The Lion in Winter, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Amelia, Don Quixote (Seattle Opera). CELISE KALKE (Director of New Projects) has been inspired through this journey with Jimmy Maize during the creation of The Temple Bombing. She joined the staff of the Alliance in 2005 and has managed the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwright Competition. Alliance/Kendeda competition activities include a prominent New York festival, a festival in Atlanta and a workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The competition’s world premieres at the Alliance include these critically acclaimed and exciting productions: Start Down, The C.A. Lyons Project, In Love & Warcraft, Bike America, Fairy Tale Lives of Russian Girls, Carapace, Tennis in Nablus, Smart Cookie, In the Red and Brown Water and False Creeds. Before moving to the Alliance, Kalke was the director of the literary department at the Public Theater in New York, working with such writers as John Guare, Diana Son, Tracey Scott Wilson and Stephen Adly Guirgis, and serving as the production dramaturg for Shakespeare in Central Park productions. She was an artistic associate at Next Theatre and the resident dramaturg at Court Theatre in Chicago.


profiles 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, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborations as well as commercial partnerships such projects as Tuck Everlasting; The 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, DePaul, and Emory universities. 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.

synopsis: On October 12, 1958 an explosion wracked The Temple on Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta. The response to this bombing shaped the character of Atlanta – led by The Temple congregation itself under the leadership of Rabbi Jacob Rothschild and his wife, Janice Rothschild. This play, co-commissioned by the Alliance Theatre and The Temple commemorating The Temple’s 150th Anniversary, proudly questions the power of fear and portrays the rocky path of courage. Connect with us and other audience members on your experience at the Alliance. Share your comments and photos on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with hashtags #TempleBombing and #AllianceTheatre. Plus, search your social media platforms with those hashtags for fun, behind-the-scenes photos from our cast, crew and creative team.

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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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Chair Reade Fahs Immediate Past Chair Victoria Palefsky Treasurers Steve Chaddick Fran Rogers

lifetime directors

Rita Anderson Ken Bernhardt Frank Chew Ann Cramer* Linda Davidson Laura Hardman* Hays Mershon Richard S. Myrick Helen Regenstein Bob Reiser Jane Shivers Sally G. Tomlinson Ben White

directors

Kristin R. Adams* James Anderson* Kenny Blank Laura Brightwell Megan Burton 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

Sam Johnson 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 Asif Ramji Sean Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Matthew Richburg 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* 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 Makeba Dixon-Hill 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 Jennifer Schwartz Ron Segal Jibran Shermohammed Nancy Silverboard Robert D. Simmermon Susan Stiefel Chuck Taylor Natasha Trethewey Alexandra Tucci Shawn Tylka Nse Ufot Avril Vignos Charmaine Ward Amanda Watkins Ellen Adair Wyche * Executive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio

volunteer leadership

President, STARS Jane Morgan Chairman, Theater Advocates Joan Milsap Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin & Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Mary Wellington Chairman, Hospitality Susan Stiefel

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

★★★★★★★ $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 The Allstate Foundation Alston & Bird Anonymous Cartoon Network Georgia Council for the Arts

Georgia Natural Gas Georgia-Pacific Corporation Greenberg Traurig Hire Profile National Endowment for the Arts State Bank & Trust Company

Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Frances Wood Wilson Foundation

Jones Day King & Spalding The Rockdale Foundation Rotary Education Foundation Theatre Communications Group

Theatre Forward Thompson Hine United Distributors

★★ $5,000+ Aon Risk Solutions Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia DeepStream VR William and Eva Fox Foundation John and Mary Franklin 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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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.

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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 February 1, 2017. $100,000+

$10,000-$14,999

Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Spray Foundation, Inc.

Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Mr. & Mrs. Peter Carter Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cashdan Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Evans Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Andrea & Boland Jones Mrs. Leslie Joyce James & Lori Kilberg Anna & Hays Mershon L. Paul Pendergrass Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Travis Reed & Michael Kriethe of Harry Norman Realtors Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Bobby & Debra Rosenbloum Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sizemore William & Margarita Sleeper Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Karen & John Spiegel Carol & Ramon TomĂŠ Family Fund Benny & Roxanne Varzi Suzy Wilner Joni Winston

$50,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick Katie & Reade Fahs Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky Sally G. Tomlinson $25,000+ Ms. Kristin Adams Stephanie Blank Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Ellen & Howard Feinsand David & Carolyn Gould Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Jane & Hicks Lanier Hala & Steve Moddelmog Stephen & Marjorie Osheroff Dan & Garnet Reardon Patty & Doug Reid Linda & Steve Selig; Kathy & Steve Kuranoff Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Ramona & Ben White Paul Wrights $15,000-$24,999 The Balloun Family The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Laura Brightwell LeighAnn & Chad Costley Linda & Gene Davidson Doris & Matthew Geller Marsha & Richard Goerss Doug & Lila Hertz Anne & Mark Kaiser John C. Keller David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Malinda Krantz Mr. Alan B. McKeon & Ms. Evelyn Ashley Phil & Caroline MoĂŻse Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Bob & Margaret Reiser Waffle House Mark & Linda Silberman Dr. & Mrs. Robert Simmermon Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles* & Delores Stephens Tim & Maria Tassopoulous Rosemarie & David Thurston Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Mr. & Mrs. Monte Wilson Amy & Todd Zeldin

$7,500-$9,999 James Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Adam Fuller Mr. Christopher M. Jones & Mr. Roger J. Smith Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. $5,000-$7,499 Gene G. Abel, M.D. & Nora Harlow Ellen Arnovitz John & Lynn Ayers Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Frank Buonanotte Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Trust Ann & Jim Curry Eve & Bob Eckardt Dr. & Mrs. Norman Elliott John & Cindy Ethridge Diane & Daryl Evans Karen & Andrew Ghertner Dr. Marvin Goldstein Erin & John Heyman Mrs. Erika James Paul & Rosthema Kastin David L. Kuniansky Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Bill & Rhonda Rowland Sharon & David Schachter Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Mr. & Mrs. Sandeep Soni Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats

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Lynne & Steve Steindel Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Susan & Tom Wardell $2,500-$4,999 Elaine & Miles Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Arcus Capital Partners Deborah Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Karen Beardslee & Susie McGinnis Ariana L. Hargrave Sara & Alex Brown Frank & Mary Anne Chew Mark & Ruth Coan Susan & Ed Croft Brad & Sally Currey Olivia Delacruz Foundation Mr. & Mrs. C. Edward Dobbs Marcia & John Donnell Bo & Eileen DuBose Diane Durgin Eierman Foundation Ms. Elizabeth R. Etoll Kathryn T. Farley, PhD Michael & Jody Feldman Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Viki & Paul Freeman Mr. & Mrs. John D. Fuller Heidi & David Geller John Vaught & Karen Gentry Tuvy Guss in Memory of Pete Shinn Mrs. Carrie G. Hall Burch & Mark Hanson Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman Henry & EttaRae 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 Mr. Thomas Pinckney Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Helen M. Regenstein Nancy & Charlie Rigby Peter & Alice Rogers Sonny & Jeanne Seals Charlotte & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Linda & Mason Stephenson Karen & Alex Stickney Susan & Alan Stiefel Russell B. Still in honor of Carol Jones Maria-Ruth Storts Michael & June Tompkins Cynthia Widner Wall & James A. Wall J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company Sue S. Williams 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 Mary Allen Arnold Elizabeth & John Bacon Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Candace & Jeff Bell Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Jeff Bergstrom Shirley Blaine Mrs. Lucinda W. Bunnen Aubrey & Carol Bush Susan & Tom Callaway Candace Carson Melodie H. Clayton Rita & Ralph Connell Bill Damaschke Richard & Linda Davis Phil Delanty Mr. & Mrs. David E. Dermer Ralph & Ree Edwards The Robert S. Elster Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Tim Eyerly Andrew & Wendie Fisher Linda M. Garrett Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Glover Lynne & Jack Halpern Valerie Hartman John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Richard & Dorothy Hines Stephen & Taylor Horne Dr. Joyce F. Houser Adrienne Hudson Kay H. & Burke C. Jones Mark Keiser Dr. William A. Kiser Carrie & Brian Kurlander Steven & Sheri Labovitz Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Raymond & Penelope McPhee 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 Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Michael & Debbie Salyards Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Dr. and Mrs. Robert Simmermon Smith, LLC Mr. Scott Sorrels


annual fund $1,500 - $2,499 (cont’d) 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 Ted & Felicite Verren Penn & Sally Wells Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Wheeler Barbara A. White Sue S. Williams $1,000 - $1,499 Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Sharon Adams Michael & Andrea Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bauman Mr. & Mrs. Francis S. Blake Thomas Brown Family Charity Dean & Tarsha W. Calloway David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin Julian Dejuan Christopher & Sonnett Edmonds Dr. Kathryn Farley Bryan & Barbara Fields Mr. & Mrs. William C. Fowler Debbie Frank Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gillin Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts James & Vicki Griffiths Warren M. Gump Mr. Lucas Hathaway Mr. Walter Henderson Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Benjamin & Allison Hill in Memory of Pete Shinn Mark Hobson The International Council of Fine Arts Deans Suzanne & Thad King Lucy Kinnaird Elizabeth Levine in honor of Billy Levine Richard Long & Sheri Easton-Long Lubo Fund William McKay Jim & Jo McLean Carol & Dart Meadows

Susan L. Nardelli Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ollinger Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman Roger & Lynn Ritvo in honor of Ken McNeil Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Ronald Russell & Don Sweat Neil & Susan Sandler Chris Schneider Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Rochelle Barker Shinn in Memory of Pete Shinn Jane E. Shivers Philip Slaughter Mark & Judith Taylor Mr. Richard Thomas Laura Thruston in Memory of Pete Shinn Mrs. & Mr. Velma C. Tilley Ms. Avril Vignos Vogel Family Foundation Mr. Kevin Warren Adrienne Whitehead John Williamson Melody Wilder Wilson & David Wilson Ms. Amy Winokur Lynne Winship William & Nancy Yang P.J. Younglove Hovey $750 - $999 Lisa & Joe Bankoff Ms. Donna C. Bowman Ronald L. Budde Mr. & Mrs. Gary Elder Shan Franklin Dr. Arthur Griffiths & Dr. Deborah Griffiths Louise S. Gunn Carsten Hilker Kurle Law, LLC S. Jarvin Levison Ms. Theresa McCabe Geoffrey & Betsy Meacham Dori & Jack Miller Mr. & Mrs. Isador Mitzner Peter Ohanlon Ratonyi Family Philanthropic Fund Judith Reece The Shockley Family Tate & Paige Smith Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona

$500 - $749 Mr. Thomas G. Abrams & Mr. Britt Wood Joe Arnold Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Andrew & Margaret Bailey Dr. Gordon Baker Barbizon in Memory of Pete Shinn Michael & Mary Baron Ms. Mary Bergh Thomas & Wendy Betenia Betty Blondeau-Russell Judge JoAnn Bowens Bonny Breuer Helen Brown Thomas Brown Mr. James Clements Richard & Ellen Colby Mr. & Mrs. Charles Conover Ms. Celestine Cookson Darryl Cooper Rosalie & Max Cooper B.J. Erb, M.D. & Bruce I. Crabtree III Lisa Cremin & Bruce Harlan Celeste Davis WMLB, AM 1690 Dr. Julia Emmons Leonard Epley Ms. Gail H. Evans Angeline Fife Pat & Jerry Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Edward T.M. Garland Matty L. Garrett Ed Gentle George T. Baker Foundation, Inc. Martin & Doris Goldstein Dan & Susan Graveline Julie Hadden Nancy & J. Michael Halwig MD Tyson Harper Dawn & Jack Hereth Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Hermann Mr. Edward Hewett James A. Hill Mr. & Mrs. David E. Homrich Darlene & Lonnie Jenkins William Kendall Christopher Kettrey in Memory of Pete Shinn Carol & Paul Kurtz Liz Lee & Liz Brock in Memory of Pete Shinn Dr. & Mrs. Mitchell Lippman

Michael Lipsitt William L. Lundy, Jr. Guidian Healthcare Consulting Doug & Norma McNeill Stacia Minton Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moseley Dennis & Debra Murphy Margaret H. Murphy Ellen & George Nemhauser Mr. & Mrs. Peter O’Hanlon Mark A. Pallansch Anna & Richard Pare John & Helen Parker Jana Stein-Payan Mike Peck LP Pendergrass Physical Therapy Pros LLC Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Pollock Deborah Chasin & Dennis Renyi Douglas & Reginia Riffey Carol Riggs Gloria Rodgers Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Rothberg Dr. Susan E. Shapiro David & Virginia Sjoquist Brenda J. Smith Elizabeth Stephens Chantel Taylor Herman & Jasmine Taylor Lanie Taylor & Evan Pontz Johnie L. Teague Mr. & Mrs. Norman Thomas Wanda & Robert Truesdale Leanne Van Dyk Dan & Jennifer Van Horn Mr. & Mrs. Ted Verren Mr. Bradlee C. Ward Mark & Dara Wassersug Amanda Watkins Caitlin Way Greg & Teresa Wellborn The Westminster Schools Mr. & Ms. Jonathan Wilfong Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Williamson Joyce Smith Wilson Ms. Kristen Wood Burke & Mr. Adam Burke Sherry & Donn Wright * Deceased

Alliance Theatre Staff Giving We would like to thank the following Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center staff members who have contributed to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and Transformation Campaign. Emika Abe Brooke Beall Jessica Boatright Susan V. Booth Scott Bowne Kristen Buckley Jamie Clements Kat Conley Patrick Conley Megan DeWitt Christina Dresser Jody Feldman Collins Goss

Kristin Hathaway Hansen Danielle Hicks Jim Hubbert Rachel Jones Megan Kier Max Leventhal Kyle Longwell Liz Lyons Michael Lyons Leora Morris Suzanne Morris Victor Mouledoux Christopher Moses

Margo Moskowitz Janine Musholt Patrick Myers Rosemary Newcott J. Noble Courtney O’Neill Elisia’ Parker Willie Parks Thomas Pinckney Rebecca Pogue Mike Schleifer Amy Schwartz Brian Shively

Vincent Simons Paige Smith Matthew Tanner Bret Torbeck Laura Thruston Caitlin Way Cindy Lou Who Jackalyn Williams Jennifer Williford Michael Winn

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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 Roger J. Smith & Christopher M. Jones 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

Turner 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

$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 The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

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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. 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


$25,000+ Continued

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. Piedmont National Family Foundation 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 Lynne & Steve Steindel 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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THE ENCORE ATLANTA

DINING GUIDE

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. For dinner-and-show packages, visit encoreatlanta.com/offers.

ESTABLISHMENT — In tribute to Southern fare, Establishment’s kitchen cultivates a traditional array of Georgia classics and original creations such pimiento cheese with bourbon bacon marmalade, hot boiled peanut hummus, venison “buckshot” meatballs, and one very special entree, an 1845 custom cut aged Delmonico steak served campfirestyle with parmesan rosemary truffle fries. Craft cocktails and regional beers. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 517 in Colony Square, 404.347.5291, establishmentatlanta.com. M LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR — It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco 38 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M LOBBY — The menu at this sophisticated American restaurant focuses on seasonal fare. In the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St. NE, 404.961.7370, lobbyattwelve.com, M

NEIGHBORHOOD CODES A Alpharetta

NA North Atlanta

B Buckhead

OFW Old Fourth Ward

D Downtown

P

Perimeter Mall

DK Dekalb

SS

Sandy Springs

DW Dunwoody

V Vinings

IP

VH

Inman Park

M Midtown

Virginia Highland

W Westside

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DINING GUIDE AMERICAN

ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN — Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Road, 404.892.4111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M PACES & VINE — The team behind intown Murphy’s expands to Vinings Jubilee with classic American comfort food crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Shared plates, fish, steaks. Wine-centric bar with craft cocktails. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner menus by celebrated Atlanta chef Ian Winslade (Murphy’s, W hotels, Bluepointe). 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 404.205.8255, pacesandvine.com. V SOHO — American-style bistro offers fish and seafood, beef, game and poultry, with gluten-free lunch and dinner options, plus their specially-priced Cobb Energy Centre theater menu will get you in and out with plenty of time to make the performance; just show your tickets to your server. Different weekly “wine and tapas” flights debut each Wednesday night. Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 770.801.0069, sohoatlanta.com. V

Matt Ryan (above) is an eat-out kind of guy. You’ll often find him at Davio’s.

SOHO’s tempura calamari with a ginger-soy glaze.

TWO URBAN LICKS — “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks.com. M 40 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hot spots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Four locations: Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500; Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road NE, 404.365.0660; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St. NW, 404.223.6500; Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road NW, 770.420.1985; ruthschris.com. A, B, D STK ATLANTA — STK blends a chic lounge and a dynamic fine-dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. Midtown: 1075 Peachtree St., NE (at 12th St.); 404.793.0144, togrp.com/venue/stk-atlanta. M

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GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this breweryrestaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox Theatre. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404.870.0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Road NE, 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch. com. M, B TAP — A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St. NE, 404.347.2220, tapat1180.com. M

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include the “Pontchartrain Beach” martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Takeout available. 3101 Cobb Parkway, 770.612.3311, copelandsatlanta.com. V PARISH — New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar. A N’awlinsinspired brunch is served on weekends. Downstairs, a takeaway market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.681.4434, parishatl.com. OFW

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ECCO — Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a best new restaurant in America. It’s received raves for its wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 7th St. NE, 404.347.9555, ecco-atlanta. com. M

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DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE — At Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead. 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.844.4810, davios.com/atl. B LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposed-brick interior & a back patio. 992 Virginia Ave. NE, 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria.com. M MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY — Specializing in Italian-American cuisine — and lots of it — in a classy-casual setting. Pick a booth for an intimate date night, or go big; this place is good for kids and groups. Takeout available at all locations. Buckhead: 3368 Peachtree Road, 404-816-9650; Cumberland Mall: 1601 Cumberland Mall, 770-799-1580; Perimeter Mall: 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, 770-804-3313. maggianos.com B, NA, P

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ALMA — A refreshing approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes

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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 Spelman Interns . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ciara Jones, Maya Lawrence, Janerica Smith 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

Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Associate 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 Additional Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sarah Shipp Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kris Meyer, Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan

Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Victor W. Smith Assistant Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Moskowitz Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bret Torbeck Costumes Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lark hackshaw, Liz Campbell, Barbara O’Haley, R. Lamar Williams Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff Cone Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jayson T. Waddell Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Jaked Carrier Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . Skylar Burks, Britney DeRosa, Kara Procell Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diana L. Thomas Stage Management Apprentice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shawanna Hall Stitchers/1st Hands . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Ewing Stage Operations Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Stage Operations Assistant Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Simons Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steven Love Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Parks Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gabby Ide, Steve Jordan, Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Jennifer Nakahara Additional Load-in Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ali Hooks, James McBrayer, James Schlachter, John Underwood Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Liz Lyons Master Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan and Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich Additional Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Muse EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education Teaching Artists (cont’d) . . . . . . . . Robert Hindsman, Jeremiah Parker Hobbs, & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Catherine Dee Holly, BJ Hughes, Rachel Jones, Ameenah Kaplan, Adam King, David Kote, LeeAnna Lambert, Clayton Landey, Bethany Lind, Nicole Livieratos, Administrative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Jones Cara Mantella, Gloria Martin, Marielle Martinez, Tiffany McGettee, Bryan Mercer, Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Karin Mervis, Sarah Newby Halicks, Donal Noonan, Mary Emily O’Bradovich, Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Lee Osorio, Tafee Patterson, Tawny Powell, Eric Prather, Julie Puckett, JL Reed, Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Buckley Rebeca Robles, Julissa Sabino, Viviana Sawyer, Avery Sharpe, Linda Sherbert, Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Institute Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue David Sterritt, Barry Stewart Mann, Suzanne Stroup, Ebony Tucker, Jeremy Varner, Jose Miguel Vasquez, Rachel Wansker, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Education Sales & Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Kang Corinne Weintraub, Stephanie Willis, Michael Winn, Vallea E. Woodbury, Camp Coordinator & Family Programs Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle McGill 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 Taryn Carmona, Katie Causey, Greg Chagnon, Hannah Church, Jaehn Clare, Steve Coulter, Nakeisha Daniel, Benjamin Davis, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, Jorge Donoso, John Doyle, Rachael Endrizzi, Jessica Espinoza, Sharon Foote, Daryl Funn, Allison Gardner, Trevor Goble, Neeley Gossett, Al Hamacher, MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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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 Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Group Services Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elisia’ Parker Community Engagement Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Si Peng Sales and Revenue Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Pinckney Group Services Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Community Engagement Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Winn Lead House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scot Fenton, Destiny Stancil House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Ken McNeil, Margo Moskowitz, Brittany Smith, Sarah Wallis


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