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N A K E D M O L E R AT G E T S D R E S S E D : THE ROCK EXPERIENCE

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2 | betweenus When I was seven, against all odds, my uncle scored tickets for the Jackson 5 Reunion Tour. My first concert! I’ll never forget the joy, the ecstasy of hearing that music live on stage. When I was 14, against their better judgement, my parents let my friend Rob and me head to the Spectrum in Philly (on our own!) to see David Bowie. Again, I will never forget the immediacy of that music, the spectacle of that show. There is just something about our first concert experiences. Something profound. Something lasting. A great one (like, say, the Jackson 5 or David Bowie) can alter the course of your life and inspire you for years to come. So, what if this play is the first rock ’n’ roll concert for some of our audience members? This is a responsibility we couldn’t take lightly. We knew we needed to capture the energy and spectacle of a rock ’n’ roll show. To create an experience that would move audiences with the same frenzy that you’d find at a Tina Turner concert. To move them in ways that might captivate their imaginations for a lifetime. That this music is performed by a colony of Naked Mole Rats makes that all the more likely! How could you possibly forget a headbanging, wrinkled, naked mole rat rocking out like there’s no tomorrow? What’s more, how could you possibly forget young Wilbur, our protagonist, bravely asking the two most provocative questions of all time; “what if?” and “why not?” Mo Willems has written a play that celebrates those who dare to question. A beautiful story that reveals that sometimes our deepest fears are unfounded. That when a courageous soul dares to ask those provocative questions, it can create room for deeper understanding and acceptance among the rest of the community. But fear not, this is not some dry morality tale. This is Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience! This is a play that in Mo’s own words should be “fun, raw, and silly.” Just like the best rock ’n’ roll songs. A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-wop-bam-boom! Christopher Moses Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director

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MEETING ON AN EVEN PLAYING FIELD Naked mole rats invite all ages to have an encounter with the theatre STORY BY

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irector Leora Morris (Ride the Cyclone, Winnie the Pooh) knows Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience is more than a story about some obscure rodents. Combine a multifaceted message, a rock concert, and some creative costumes, and you’ve got a surefire success. “It does feel a little bit foolproof,” Morris says. “You take six people and you put them in incredible mole rat costumes, you put a four-piece rock band on stage, you sing amazing songs, and

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you use as much ‘concert splendor’ as you can. I think it’s hard to be bored.” After a humble pause, she adds, “I hope.” Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed unites the quickwitted charm of Mo Willems with a rock concert score by Debbi Wicks La Puma, the former hearkening back to the stylings of Charlie Chaplin and “Who’s on First?” and the latter bearing undertones of “seventies rock glam” a la Queen and Janis Joplin.

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Costume renderings on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience. Costume Design by Fabian Fidel Aguilar. Photo by A’riel Tinter.


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Director Leora Morris and Assistant Director Samantha Provenzano on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience. Photo by A’riel Tinter.

“We’re pretty deeply into drawing inspiration from and quoting specific rock figures,” reveals Morris. “And that’s one of the treats for the parents. I don’t know that the grade threes are going to notice when we drop in a riff of Major Tom or something from Elton John, but the adults will definitely get those stylistic quotes, which is really fun.” She says it was not uncommon in rehearsal to say, “Could you just make this section a little bit Freddie Mercury?” and receive the response, “No problem. We just need an organ sound.” In conjunction with the irresistibly fun style, Willems gently weaves an important message, relevant to all ages. “I think what I love so much about it is that Mo specifies in the text that it’s not a ‘shutting out’ story. It’s a ‘letting in’ story,” Morris says. “And even more than focusing on the character who feels excluded and then welcomed in, I think the play sort of turns the camera lens on the folks that are doing

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the shutting out. Once they are able to open their minds and begin to contemplate a whole other way of being, they actually discover all kinds of freedom, joyfulness, and playfulness inside themselves.” While the naked mole rats are discovering how to open themselves up to new possibilities, Morris hopes the audience will take a page out of their book and ask how they can do the same in their own lives. “It’s just such a wonderful invitation to all ages to consider, ‘What limiting beliefs are we holding onto without even realizing it, and what might be available to us if we give ourselves an opportunity to try thinking a different way?’” At the end of the day, Willems does not choose to tell this story of acceptance through a modern, relatable setting. He uses naked mole rats. And that’s what Morris thinks is the great achievement of this piece. “In some ways you could say, ‘Oh, this is about a kid who wants to dress in a way that he’ll get made fun of.’ Or you could use it as a stand-in for so many different longings that maybe come with a certain amount of stigma in society. But ultimately Mo has just found this animal who, at the essence of its identity is naked. And so without making it too real, he kind of finds his way into something really deep, but with all of this comedy and all of this strangeness of these giant naked mole rats who sing rock music.” Above all, Morris wants this musical to show young people how engaging and unforgettable theatre can be.

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“We want [young people] to feel really at home in that space, like that space is there for them and that the theater can be a place that feels as cool and as relevant as a rock concert.” She mentioned some exciting technical elements that you’ll have to see the show to know about. But let me just say: they are certainly rock concert worthy. “We are teaching kids that a big, sometimes sterile-feeling theatre can be a place for them to go and for them to have fun and for them to feel like they’re seeing something that speaks to their sense of adventure.”

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Actors K.D. O’Hair and Danielle Hopkins on the first day of rehearsals for Alliance Theatre’s Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience. Photo by A’riel Tinter.

Morris adds that she definitely does not want it to be an environment that feels like they are being told to just sit still and listen. “It’s not, ‘You’d better get interested. Don’t talk. No clapping. ’ It’s more like a place where they feel like they can actually have an encounter and participate.” “I take these young people very seriously,” the artist declares. “And I want all of us, especially adults, to take ourselves less seriously. So hopefully the show is sort of an invitation to everyone, to the kids to believe that they are important and to the adults to sort of take themselves less seriously and just meet on a more even playing field.”

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STUDENT DRAMATURGY Story by the Junior Dramaturgs of Clairemont Elementary, with teacher Tom Seetoo, and the Junior Dramaturgs of the Museum School of Avondale Estates, with teachers Emily Gardner and Elaine O’Mast, Alliance Theatre Institute Teaching Artist Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, and the Naked Mole Rat Experts at Zoo Atlanta.

FROM OUR JUNIOR DRAMATURGS: Naked mole rats are unusual and unique animals that lots of people don’t know about. We did the research for you so you can learn some cool facts about the characters in this hilarious play. SIZE AND APPEARANCE • Naked mole rats are very small, usually three inches long and weigh only 1.5 ounces to 3 pounds. They have tiny tails and long whiskers, and are pinkish in color. They’re very wrinkly and have no hair. They have two long teeth on the top and two longer ones on the bottom. They have very poor eyesight and five appendages (toes) on their four limbs (legs).

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Since the naked mole rat is one of the most unusual and fascinating creatures in the animal kingdom, we asked our Junior Dramaturgs and our colleagues at Zoo Atlanta for some facts about these amazing animals.


HABITAT • Naked mole rats are found in eastern Africa, specifically in Ethiopia, Kenya, Djibouti, and Somalia. • They live in underground burrows and tunnels in grassy and partially dry areas. The tunnels can total up to 2.5 miles.

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DIET • Naked mole rats are herbivores. They eat roots and tubers by digging. A tuber is food, such as a potato. • They do eat feces, which makes them coprophagic. Feces is waste matter that is discharged from the intestines. • They don’t need to drink water because their food gives them all the water they need. GLAM ROCK Glam rock is the kind of music that inspired the “rock experience” of the play. It is a musical movement from the 1970s that started in Britain. It is also known as glitter rock because the singers’ costumes were glittery and crazy. People wore outrageous costumes, hairstyles, makeup, platform shoes, and, of course, glitter. People and bands famous for glam rock include Queen, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Elton John, Roxie Music, the New York Dolls, and Alice Cooper. ABOUT OUR JUNIOR DRAMATURGS Our Dramaturgy by Students Program is a “real world” project offered by the Alliance Theatre Institute. Teaching artists from the Alliance and classroom teachers collaborate with students who serve as Jr. Dramaturgs for an Alliance stage production. The Jr. Dramaturgs’ research process includes reading the play, researching the author of the source material, and identifying characters, setting, and historical and scientific content to provide information for the audience, director, actors, and designers of the play.

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THE LIFE OF A MOLE RAT Fun Facts from Zoo Atlanta Found beneath the grasslands of eastern Africa, naked mole rats spend their entire lives underground. Truth is stranger than fiction when it comes to these subterranean mammals – check out some fun facts about nature’s weirdest underground families. • Naked mole rats are one of only two mammal species that are eusocial (the other is a cousin, the Damaraland mole rat). “Eusocial” refers to a lifestyle spent in the service of a queen, just like bees and ants. • The average colony size is around 70 individuals, but colonies numbering almost 300 have been documented. These supersized colonies can take up more space than five football fields. • Anyone who is not the queen has a designated role such as soldier or worker. Soldiers defend the colony from predators, largely other subterranean animals such as snakes or unwelcome mole rats who are strangers to the colony. Naked mole rats use smell to tell friend from foe. • When a female becomes queen, she grows physically larger, thanks to a bizarre spontaneous increase in the distances between the vertebrae in her spine. She is the only member of the colony whose size is different from the others. She is also the only female in the colony who reproduces. • While the queen may rule all, she isn’t born to royalty. She has fought fellow females to earn her leadership. When a queen

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dies, other females will fight for the right to the queendom. • Naked mole rat colonies use very complex systems of burrows. These feature different “rooms” for different purposes, including food storage and toilet area. Because so much of their time is spent digging, naked mole rats have highly specialized teeth that can move independently of one another, like scissors, or work as a unit, like chopsticks. Their lips are capable of closing behind their incisors to keep dirt from entering their mouths. • The name “naked mole rat” is somewhat of a misnomer. While they are classified as rodents, naked mole rats are not rats; they are most closely related to porcupines, chinchillas and guinea pigs (they have no relation to moles). Nor are they entirely naked; they have sensitive whiskers on their faces and tails, as well as hair between their toes that help their feet function as brooms to sweep away soil. • Naked mole rats fascinate the scientific community in that they do not get cancer, are insensitive to pain, and have long lifespans – the longest of any rodent species. In this way, these cool creatures may aid in discoveries that could improve human healthcare. Visit the colony of naked mole rats at Naked Mole Rats: Nature’s Weirdest Underground Family, only at Zoo Atlanta. Learn more on zooatlanta.org.

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16 | yourstoryyourstage Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed is such a cute and sweet story! If you ever read the book by Mo Willems, you will see the story follows the book very well. The story, without spoiling the show, is about Wilbur the naked mole rat. He is a normal rat until clothes fall from the sky and he sees that the clothes are nice. His friends, on the other hand, think it’s disgraceful for a naked mole rat to get dressed. They go to the leader and the leader thinks if it doesn’t hurt anyone, why would it be bad? It’s definitely a show that kids can follow along with and parents will be kept amused and delightfully entertained. Finnian Sandifer, Alliance Theatre Education Student

The songs are very catchy. After you leave the show, you will most likely be humming the melody as you walk out. The songs are all different – some are rock but others are jazzy. They make you want to jump out of your seat and start dancing. The songs also have rhythms and rhymes that make them fun to hear. Also, kids will get them stuck in their heads which is half good, half a burden. This show is a good thing for adults to watch with kids because it also has an interesting message for everybody. There was one point in the story where the mole rats told the leader they didn’t like that Wilbur wore clothes. The leader thought and thought and said, “Hey, this doesn’t bother us!” So everyone accepted him. So what does this say? Well, I feel it says we should accept each other. Think about it: as the leader said, if something doesn’t hurt us, why should it be considered disgraceful? This is very relevant today with LGBTQ+ rights, as well as race and gender equality. None of these things hurt people yet many still harass people who are different than them. Whether you agree with me or not, it’s a spectacular way to pass the time. Do you have a different message to get from this? Does it affect the world differently? Who knows but you.

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

SCRIPT & LYRICS BY

MO WILLEMS

MUSIC BY

DEBORAH WICKS LA PUMA

Based on the book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems Published by Hyperion Books for Children SCENIC DESIGN

COSTUME DESIGN

KAT CONLEY

FABIAN FIDEL AGUILAR

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ERIC BAUMGARTNER

MIKE TUTAJ

LIGHTING DESIGN

GREG HOFMANN CASTING

JODY FELDMAN

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CLAY BENNING STAGE MANAGER

LIZ CAMPBELL

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


20 | programnotes CAST * ERIK POGER ABRAHAMSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . Venti Mole Rat/H&M Singer 5 * LOWREY BROWN . . . . . Grand-Pah Mole Rat/Stark Naked/Naked Mole Rat 4/ H&M Singer 2/Announcer * DANIELLE HOPKINS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grande Mole Rat/H&M Singer 4 * ALEXANDRIA JOY . . . . . . . . . . Tall Mole Rat/H&M Singer 3/Dance Captain K.D. O’HAIR . . . . . . . . . . . Weather Mole/Naked Mole Rat 5/H&M Singer 1/ Potential Customer/Secret Service JUAN CARLOS UNZUETA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wilbur J. Mole Rat, Jr. UNDERSTUDIES ABBY HOLLAND . . . Tall Mole Rat/H&M Singer 3/Grande Mole Rat/H&M Singer 4/ Weather Mole/Naked Mole Rat 5/H&M Singer 1/ Potential Customer/Secret Service JOHN HENRY WARD . . . . Wilbur J. Mole Rat, Jr/Venti Mole Rat/H&M Singer 5/ Grand-Pah Mole Rat/Stark Naked/Naked Mole Rat 4/ H&M Singer 2/Announcer STAGE MANAGEMENT * LIZ CAMPBELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager VALERIE MEDOFF, BONNIE DEVON SMITH . . . . Stage Management Production Assistants ERIK POGER ABRAHAMSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager

PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE SAMANTHA PROVENZANO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Director FOR THIS PRODUCTION KATE LUCIBELLA, VICTOR MOULEDOUX, WILLIE PARKS, BRYAN PEREZ,HAYLEE SCOTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stagehands EMMA MOULEDOUX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deck Sound HOLLY O’REAGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Mixer MARY CRUZ TORRES, NIKI TRAXLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe WILL BRUNSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer CHANDLER LAKIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Followspot Operator ERIC BAUMGARTNER . . . BRIAN SMITH . . . . . . . . QUINTON “Q” ROBINSON JODY WORRELL . . . . . .

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* Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States Musicians employed in this production are represented by the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada. The Alliance Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, and the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, an independent national labor union. The Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and is a member of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young Audiences (ASSITEJ/USA), The Atlanta Coalition of Theatres, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Midtown Alliance. Photos may be taken in the theater before the performance, during intermission, and following the performance. If you share your photos, please credit the designers. Photos, videotaping, or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited, is a violation of United States Copyright Law, and is an actionable Federal Offense.

ERIK POGER ABRAHAMSEN (Venti Mole Rat/H&M Singer 5/Assistant Stage Manager) HOLY MOLE-Y are the only words that come to mind when trying to express his excitement for being at the Alliance for such a joyous piece of theatre!! Favorite credits: Titanic, Grease, Miss Saigon (Serenbe Playhouse), The Giver (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Henry V (Shakespeare Tavern). Serenbe Playhouse Apprentice (2016-2017). He sends all his love to the wonderful folks over at The People Store, and the unmoving support from TTS+H! LOWREY BROWN (GrandPah Mole Rat/Stark Naked/ Naked Mole Rat 4/H&M Singer 2/Announcer) is so grateful to be returning to the Coca-Cola Stage. A graduate of Kennesaw State University, Lowrey has spent the past 10 years acting in and around Atlanta on both the stage and screen. Thank you for spending your time with us today. Many thanks to my family and incredibly wonderful wife, Lyndsay. Recent Regional Theatre: Company (Actor’s Express), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Aurora Theatre), Les Miserables (Aurora Theatre), and A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre). Recent TV/Film: Hillbilly

Elegy (Netflix), “The Gifted” (FOX), “The Vampire Diaries” (CW). Find out more at lowreybrown.com DANIELLE HOPKINS (Grande Mole Rat/H&M Singer 4) is thrilled to make her Alliance debut! Recent credits: The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), The Three Musketeers, Henry VIII, Hamlet (Atlanta Shakespeare Company), Madeline’s Christmas (Horizon Theatre Company), A Christmas Carol, Beautiful Star (Triad Stage). B.F.A. Acting/Musical Theatre Minor from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. For: Ken, Corey, Matt, Denise and Justin. Much love and gratitude to all the educators that fight to make great theatre accessible to every student. Stay fierce! Instagram: @danielledhopkins ALEXANDRIA JOY (Tall Mole Rat/H&M Singer 3/ Dance Captain) is proud and honored to make her Alliance debut. Recent credits: Ella Enchanted (Synchronicity Theatre), Jekyll and Hyde (Atlanta Lyric), HAIR (Serenbe Playhouse), Ragtime (Serenbe Playhouse). TV/Film: “Lovecraft Country.” Recent graduate of the Serenbe Playhouse Apprenticeship. B.F.A.


22 | encore Theatre, Emphasis Musical Theatre at Valdosta State University. Special thanks to my family and my adoring fiancé for always believing in me and supporting my dreams. K.D. O’HAIR (Weather Mole/Naked Mole Rat 5/H&M Singer 1/Potential Customer/Secret Service) is so happy to be making her Alliance debut and finally brandishing her much studied Janis Joplin impression. She is a licensed cosmetologist of 10 years and can also be seen performing around Atlanta improv circles in The Jonestown Players. Recent credits include: Keely and Du (Innovocative Theatre), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (The Heather). TV/Film: “Cobra Kai,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Whatever We Want to Be.” Proud SAG-AFTRA member. Very grateful for this opportunity and her loving and supportive friends and mother. JUAN CARLOS UNZUETA (Wilbur J. Mole Rat, Jr) is so excited to make his Alliance Theatre debut after wrapping up a run in Fun Home at Actor’s Express. Other Atlanta credits: Atlanta: Miss Bennet Christmas at Pemberley (Theatrical Outfit), In The Heights, País de Bicicleta, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Beat Bugs A Musical Adventure (Aurora Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors, Merrily We Roll Along in Concert (Actor’s Express), Freaky Friday (Horizon Theatre) Songs for a New World (BUICEntennial Productions). Education: B.F.A., B.A., University of North Florida. Other: Director of Cross-Cultural Programs at Aurora Theatre, Represented by People Store. IG: @juancho181 ABBY HOLLAND (U/S Tall Mole Rat/H&M Singer 3/ Grande Mole Rat/H&M Singer 4/Weather Mole/ Naked Mole Rat 5/H&M Singer 1/Potential Customer/Secret Service) is

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thrilled to be back at the Alliance. Recent credits: Ride The Cyclone (Alliance Theatre), Mabeth (Synchronicity Theatre), Head Over Heels, The Crucible, Little Shop of Horrors, Company, Appropriate (Actor’s Express), Freaky Friday (Horizon Theatre), Fun Home (Out of Box), What’s Past (Weird Sisters Theatre Project), Sordid Lives, Christmas With The Crawfords (Out Front Theatre), Red: A Crayon’s Musical (Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival), Love/Sick (Aurora Theatre, Appco Alumni Series). B.A. Theatre/Women’s Studies from UGA. Lots of love to friends, family, and the incredible cast and crew! IG: @abbyholland JOHN HENRY WARD (U/S Wilbur J. Mole Rat, Jr/ Venti Mole Rat/H&M Singer 5/Grand-Pah Mole Rat/Stark Naked/Naked Mole Rat 4/H&M Singer 2/ Announcer) is so excited to be back at the Alliance Theatre! Recent credits include Ride the Cyclone (Alliance Theatre) and The View Upstairs (Out Front Theater Company) and the upcoming feature film Yes, God, Yes. B.F.A. in musical theatre from Elon University. Thanks to my parents, teachers, and the Alliance for all the help and support. ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theater as an essential component of our society. MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 70,000 professional, community and school theatres in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide. MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theatre, and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences. MTI’s


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Broadway Junior™ shows are 30- and 60-minute musicals for performance by elementary and middle schoolaged performers, while MTI’s School Editions are musicals annotated for performance by high school students. MTI maintains its global headquarters in New York City with additional offices in London (MTI Europe) and Melbourne (MTI Australasia). MO WILLEMS (Script & Lyrics) #1 New York Times Bestseller Mo Willems began his career as a writer and animator for PBS’ Sesame Street, where he garnered 6 Emmy Awards for his writing. During his nine seasons at Sesame Street, Mo also served as a weekly commentator for BBC Radio and created two animated series, Nickelodeon’s The Off-Beats and Cartoon Network’s Sheep in the Big City. While serving as head writer for Cartoon Network’s #1 rated show, Codename: Kids Next Door, Mo began writing and drawing books for children. His debut effort, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! became a New York Times Bestseller and was awarded a Caldecott Honor in 2004. The following year Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale was awarded a Caldecott Honor. The sequel, Knuffle Bunny Too: a Case of Mistaken Identity garnered Mo his third Caldecott Honor in 2008. In addition to picture books, Mo created the Elephant and Piggie books, a series of “Easy Readers”, which were awarded the Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal in 2008 and 2009 and a Geisel Honor in 2011. For older audiences he has published an illustrated memoir of his year-long trip around the world in 1990-91 entitled You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons. Mo’s drawings, wire sculptures, and ceramics (done in collaboration with his father) have exhibited in numerous galleries and museums across the nation and his graphic story about his family experiences during 9-11 for DC comics resides in the Library of Congress’ permanent collection. Mo has been heard on NPR’s All Things Considered where he occasionally serves as the broadcast’s ‘Radio Cartoonist’. Mo voices and produces animated cartoons

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based on his books with Weston Woods studios. The animated Knuffle Bunny was awarded Best Film during the New York International Children’s Film Festival in 2008 and received the Andrew Carnegie Medal in 2007. The animated Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! garnered Mo his second Carnegie Medal in 2010. Mo wrote the script and lyrics for Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, commissioned by the Kennedy Center for its 2010 season. Mo lives in Massachusetts with his family. DEBORAH WICKS LA PUMA (Music) A composer, music director and orchestrator, Deborah Wicks La Puma is one of the most produced Theatre for Young Audiences artists working today. With bestselling children’s author Mo Willems she has created Elephant and Piggie’s: We Are In A Play; Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Experience; and Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical. Her many and diverse works with playwright Karen Zacarías include Ella Enchanted (based on the book by Gail Carson Levine), Olivério: A Brazilian Twist, Frida Libre, Looking for Roberto Clemente and Einstein Is a Dummy. With playwright Adam Tobin she created She Persisted (based on the book by Chelsea Clinton), and the upcoming What Do You Do With An Idea? (based on the book by Kobi Yamada). Her adult works include the lyric opera Dakota Sky and the Mexican folk musical Perdita (based on Shakespeare’s Winter’s Tale) with Kathleen Cahill. She received her MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, and studied folk music with ethnomusicologist Alfredo López Mondragón. Her honors include the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award, an NEA New American Works Grant, two Parents’ Choice Awards, and a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical Adaptation. A proud Mexican-American and “Navy brat” who grew up in Brazil, Portugal and California, La Puma is a member of TYA USA/ASSITEJ, ASCAP and The Dramatists Guild. Mother to three daughters and Mimi the Cat, La Puma lives in Southern California with her PR agent and loving husband, Chris.


24 | encore LEORA MORRIS (Director/Choreographer) Alliance: Ride the Cyclone, Hey Willy See the Pyramids, Winnie-the-Pooh, Crossing Delancey, The Dancing Granny. Other directing credits include The Philosopher’s Wife (Toronto), Labour of Love (Olney Theatre Center), Spring Awakening the Musical (Connecticut College), Knives in Hens, Orphans (Coal Mine Theatre, Toronto), He Left Quietly (2014 SummerWorks Best Production Award, Toronto), Amy and the Orphans, Women Beware Women, King John, Riverbank: A Noh Play for Northerly Americans (Yale School of Drama), The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, love holds a lamp in this little room (Yale Cabaret). Awards: Toronto’s 2012 Ken MacDougall Award, Yale Julian Milton Kaufman Prize in Directing, O’Neill/NNPN National Directing Fellow, Alliance Yale Directing Fellow. Leora was recently shortlisted for the international 2020 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Prize. Leora is currently a Resident Artist in the Education department at the Alliance. leoramorris.com ERIC BAUMGARTNER (Music Director/ Conductor) holds degrees in jazz studies from Berklee College of Music and DePaul University. He is thrilled to be returning to the Alliance after participating in last year’s productions of Ever After and Max Makes a Million. Other Atlanta-based theatrical work includes productions with The Center for Puppetry Arts, Clayton State University, Actor’s Express, Atlanta Jewish Academy, The Lovett School, Gainesville Theatre Alliance, and Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Eric works as a composer, arranger, and clinician for the Hal Leonard Corporation. He has dozens of published piano works including the popular Jazz Piano Basics series. As a clinician he has conducted piano teacher workshops throughout the US, Australia, England, Canada, and Germany. Eric is the principle pianist for the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus. He also enjoys rockin’ the keyboards with two celebrated Atlanta-based bands, Yacht Rock Schooner and A1A.

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KAT CONLEY (Scenic Designer) is ecstatic to return to the Alliance and Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. She has designed more than 30 Alliance productions, including Courtenay’s Cabaret, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Wizard of OZ. Kat has designed scenery for Arena Stage, Orlando Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, Actor’s Express, The Atlanta Ballet, The Center for Puppetry Arts, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, Theatre in the Square, and Aurora Theatre. She continues to be the Charge Scenic Artist for the Alliance Theatre. Whether dramatically challenging, visionary, or escapist, all theater and art is important, thank you for supporting it in our community. FABIAN FIDEL AGUILAR (Costume Designer) was born in El Paso, TX and attended Yale University and Boston University to pursue costume design. Most recently designed; Twelfth Night (Two River Theater), Mlima’s Tale, In the Heights, Man of La Mancha, Romeo & Juliet (Westport Country Playhouse), Slow Food (Dorset Theater Festival), Max Makes a Million (Alliance Theater), safeword. (Midnight Theatricals), and Recent Alien Abductions (Play Co.). Design credits also include Winnie the Pooh (Alliance Theater, Atlanta); Afterglow (Midnight Theatricals) ¡Bienvenidos Blancos! or Welcome White People! (Team Sunshine) Philadelphia; A View from the Bridge; Seven Spots on the Sun; set and costume for The War Boys (East coast premiere); Sotto Voce (Portland Stage); Midsummer; The Moors (Yale Repertory Theater world premier); He Left Quietly (SummerWorks Performance Festival, Toronto). While in Boston he worked for various theatres, conservatories, and universities including: American Repertory Theater, Boston Ballet, Moscow Ballet, the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, among others. In his spare time he likes to paint watercolors or urban sketch.


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GREG HOFMANN (Lighting Designer) Off Broadway: Ride the Cyclone, MCC Theatre. Selected Regional: Man of Destiny, American Players Theater; River of Song, Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Ride the Cyclone, Alliance Theatre and ACT Theatre; A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Jeff Award nominee), Nell Gwynn, Mary Stuart, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Ride the Cyclone, Road Show, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre; Wizard of Oz (Jeff Award nominee), Elf, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Oklahoma, Tommy (Jeff Award Recipient), Mary Poppins, Annie, 42nd Street, Paramount Theatre; Rock of Ages, The Game’s Afoot, Les Miserables, Oliver!, Drury Lane Theatre; River of Song, Milwaukee Rep; Marjorie Prime, Outside Mullingar, Mr. Burns, Silent Sky, Sons of the Prophet, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Forward Theatre; Beehive the 60’s Musical, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, and Great Lakes Theater; Something Wicked This Way Comes, Delaware Theatre Company. Greg has also designed over 50 productions for Cedar Fair Amusement Parks across the country. CLAY BENNING (Sound Designer) has been the Resident Sound Designer at the Alliance Theatre for 19 years and has designed more than 100 productions for the Alliance, including 30 world premieres, 35 musicals, and 30 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Courtenay’s Cabaret, Candide, Wizard of Oz, Ride the Cyclone, and Max Make A Million. Other design work has included Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre, and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: Seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 16 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA. MIKE TUTAJ (Projection Designer) returns to the Alliance Theatre after having designed projections for Ride the Cyclone in 2019. He has designed previous iterations of Ride the Cyclone at

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ACT Theatre (Seattle), MCC Theater (New York), and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Based in Chicago, Mike has designed for theatre and live performance for over 15 years. To learn more about his work and find a list of credits visit his website, miketutaj.com. Mike is the recipient of five Joseph Jefferson Awards and the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award in 2012. He is an artistic associate with TimeLine Theatre and teaches projection design at Columbia College Chicago. LIZ CAMPBELL (Stage Manager) Recent Alliance credits include A Christmas Carol, Max Makes a Million, The Wizard of Oz, Paige in Full, Winnie the Pooh, The Jungle Book, The Dancing Granny, Cinderella and Fella, Ugly Lies the Bone, Pancakes, Pancakes!, Tiger Style!, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, James and the Giant Peach, Shrek, and Charlotte’s Web. Local credits include Camelot, The World Goes Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Ragtime and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Book of Will and It’s a Wonderful Life (Theatrical Outfit). She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie. SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab and commercial partnerships on such projects as The Prom; Tuck Everlasting; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. She has directed nationally at the Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight


26 | encore Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul and Emory universities and is a past President of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field. Booth’s leadership is underwritten by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, an initiative to support and promote women’s theater leadership funded by the Pussycat Foundation. She is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. MIKE SCHLEIFER (Managing Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2014 as General Manager, and in 2016 became Managing Director. While at the Alliance, Schleifer has led the administrative team on more than 50 productions and was one of the architects of the “On the Road” season, in which the Alliance produced 12 shows at 12 venues. He is proud to have started the Alliance’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and to serve on the League of Resident Theatre’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. Previously, he spent 13 years at Baltimore’s Center Stage, working as Associate Producer, Production Manager and Resident Stage Manager. While in Baltimore, he spent seven years as an adjunct faculty member at Towson University and guest lectured all over the

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East Coast. Schleifer began his career as a Stage Manager and has dozens of stagemanagement credits in New York and regionally. He is married to theater director and educator Laura Hackman and is the proud father of two boys, Jack and Ben. JODY FELDMAN (Producer/Casting Directing) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the Assistant General Manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Feldman started her career at the Alliance as Casting Director in 1991, and added Producer to her title and responsibilities in 2001. She has cast and produced more than 200 productions at the Alliance, encompassing a range of world premieres that includes The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke and Troubadour by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting; Aida; The Color Purple; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring It On: The Musical; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; Harmony, A New Musical and The Prom. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection.


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The Alliance Theatre is beyond excited to offer a record-breaking Summer Camp season with over 225 theater-focused camps to students across the Atlanta Metro area. Students ages 3 – 18 years old are invited to expand their creativity, develop new work, and create long lasting friendships. We have extended our programming beyond the walls of The Woodruff Arts Center to satellite locations at Oglethorpe University, The Galloway School, The Lovett School, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Grove Park, Alpharetta Arts Center, Tapestry Public Charter School, Kennesaw State University, and The Museum School. The camp experience consists of a week-long intensive where campers explore different facets of theater performance including musical theater, improv, on-camera acting, playwriting, tech design, and songwriting. During a camp week, students work with professional teaching artists in the creation of an original performance, culminating with a shared performance with family and friends at the end of the week. Campers participate in specially developed curricula to grow as

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young artists and hopefully develop a lifelong love for the theater. More importantly, we believe our programming empowers students to develop strong communication tools for collaboration that will push them to become more empathetic, caring human beings. Each summer, we develop curriculum that is grounded in themes reflected from our upcoming season on the Alliance Theatre stages. Connecting campers to the season in this way allows our students to preview upcoming productions and even participate in the development of new work. This summer, students will learn and perform original works based on the themes discussed in our upcoming productions specifically designed for families and young audiences. Expanding young hearts and minds is one of the core values of our mission at Alliance Theatre. We hope you and your family consider spending a week or two with us this summer. alliancetheatre.org/dramacamp

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

$1 Million + $500,000+

King & Spalding Charles Loridans Foundation The Zeist Foundation

The SKK Foundation

$25,000+

$250,000+

AEC Trust Alston & Bird Camp-Younts Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Georgia-Pacific Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Imlay Foundation Macy’s Moxie National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust The Princess Grace Foundation, USA Publix Super Markets Charities The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation William Randolph Hearst Foundations

The Coca-Cola Company

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

$100,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation Delta Air Lines, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation The Kendeda Fund Shubert Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust WarnerMedia The David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund

$50,000+ R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Edgerton Foundation Fulton County Board of Commissioners Georgia Natural Gas Invesco Ltd. Kaiser Permanente

$10,000+ Anonymous The Allstate Foundation Aon Cancer Treatment Centers of America Thalia & Michael C Carlos Foundation Cartoon Network CNP Eversheds Sutherland

George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta Georgia Council for the Arts John and Mary Franklin Foundation Jones Day The Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation Kile’s Beautiful Mind Foundation MAP Fund The Johnny Mercer Foundation Osiason Educational Foundation Rotary Education Foundation of Atlanta South Arts Worldpay US, Inc.

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

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

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Official Hotel

Official Research Partner

restaurant partners

government

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

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

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


32 | annualfund Individual, foundation and corporate donors contribute more than $7 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for your 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 from June 1, 2019 – October 1, 2020.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $500,000+ The SKK Foundation Spotlight $50,000+ David & Carolyn Gould Starr Moore & James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Anne & Mark Kaiser Victoria & Howard Palefsky Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Sally G. Tomlinson*/Kate & Elwyn Tomlinson Foundation, Inc. Chairman’s Circle $25,000+ Antinori Foundation Nancy & Kenny Blank Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Barbara & Steve Chaddick Ann & Jeff Cramer Katie & Reade Fahs Ellen & Howard Feinsand Georgia Power Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Patty & Doug Reid Bob & Margaret Reiser Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Rosemarie & David Thurston Ramona & Ben White Amy & Todd Zeldin

Leadership Circle $15,000+

Director’s Circle $10,000+

Farideh and Ali Azadi Foundation, Inc. Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Susan V. Booth & Max Leventhal Cancer Treatment Centers of America Roxanne & Jeffrey Cashdan LeighAnn & Chad Costley Ms. Alison Danaceau & Mr. Tim McKinley Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Doris & Matthew Geller Marsha & Richard Goerss Seth & Lisa Greenberg Patrick J. Gunning Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglas Ivester John C. Keller Jane & J. Hicks Lanier Barry C. McCarthy Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Anne Meisner Phil & Caroline Moïse Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Paul Pendergrass & Margaret Baldwin Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Matt Richburg Linda & Steve Selig Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Nossi Taheri & Hope Vaziri

The Balloun Family Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Ms. Brittany Boals Moeller & Mr. David Moeller Laura Brightwell Martha & Toby Brooks Ezra Cohen Charitable Fund Miles & Nicole Cook Diane Durgin The Frances & Beverly DuBose Foundation, Inc Bill & Angel Freitag Kim & Ted Greene Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts The Hertz Family Foundation, Inc. Doug & Lila Hertz David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Mr. Charles R. Kowal Ms. Jessie Davis Allison & Shane O’Kelly Palmer Lee Foundation Jamal & Tiffany Powell Ms. Mital Shah Mark & Linda Silberman William & Margarita Sleeper Karen & John Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright In honor of Carol Jones Tim & Maria Tassopoulos Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Benny & Roxanne Varzi Waffle House Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Suzy Wilner

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BENEFACTORS $5,000+ James Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Lisa & Joe Bankoff Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Natalie & Matthew Bernstein Judge JoAnn Bowens Frank & Jenn Buonanotte Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Ann & Jim Curry Linda & Gene Davidson Eve Joy Eckardt The Elster Foundation Heidi & David Geller Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Goldstein Mr. Terrence S. Hahn & Ms. Joan Stanescu Mrs. Erika James Lee Jenkins in honor of his wife Margaret Boland & Andrea Lea Jones Dr. & Mrs. John Lee Lubo Fund Daniel Marks & Keri Powell Melanie & S. Alan McKnight, Jr. June M. Morrison Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Debbie & Lon Neese Helen Smith Price Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Radow Mr. George Russell, Jr. & Mrs. Faye SampsonRussell Sharon & David Schachter Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Lynne & Steve Steindel Charlita Stephens-Walker & Delores Stephens Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor William & Nancy Yang $2,500+ Anonymous Miles Alexander John & Lynn Ayers Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Dr. Deborah Baumgarten Ariana L. Hargrave

Brian & Jennifer Boutte Ginny & Charles Brewer Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Candace Carson Rita & Ralph Connell Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Marcia & John Donnell Ms. Nathalie Fleury Dr. Karen A. Foster Andrea & Jerry Freeman Karen & Andrew Ghertner Mr. David F. Golden Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman Dr. Wendy Heckelman Henry & Etta Raye Hirsch Heritage Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Linda & Richard Hubert Jason & Laurie Jeffay Sheri & Steve Labovitz Kristie L. Madara Raymond & Penelope McPhee Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Vicki & Steve Morris Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Steve & Tonya Paro Sam & Barbara Pettway Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Peter & Alice Rogers Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Jane & Rein Saral Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Mark Swinton Stan & Velma Tilley Kathy & Ron Tomajko Zaban Foundation, Inc. John & Kathy Zamer

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$1,500+ Anonymous Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Mr. & Mrs. George Ajy Diane & Kent Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arogeti Mrs. Juanita Baranco Candace & Jeff Bell Mark & Pam Bell Frank & Mary Anne Chew Melodie H. Clayton Susan & Ed Croft Brad & Sally Currey Ralph & Ree Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Jason Evans Tina & Tim Eyerly Michael & Jody Feldman Mr. David Felfoldi Andrew & Wendie Fisher Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Frazier & Deeter LLC Azita & Oscar Garrett Mr. & Mrs. Bill Garrigan Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Warren M. Gump Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel David Turner Robert & Michelle Leven Ms. Margaret Petersen Dori & Jack Miller Dedi & Julian Mohr Clair & Thomas Muller Dennis & Debra Murphy Lynn & Galen Oelkers Timothy Overmyer John & Helen Parker Pete Patel Mr. & Mrs. Armond R. Perkins Bill & Tonya Powers Julia & Zack Prescott Mr. Jeffrey Raupp Dr. Denise Raynor Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Mr. Jim Schroder & Ms. Morli Desai James Shevlin Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Matt Sitler Jim & Janie Stratigos Dr. & Mrs. Harry Strothers


34 | annualfund $1,500+ continued Ms. Avril Vignos The Wadleigh C. Winship Charitable Fund Kelly Walls Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Weiss Adrienne Whitehead Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Young PATRONS $1,000+ Anonymous Dawn & Michael Adamson Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Sara & Alex Brown Dr. Deloris Bryant-Booker Mr. W. Imara Canady Andrew Childers Chubb Charitable Foundation Lillian Giornelli Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kelly Andjela & Michael Kessler Suzanne & Thad King Mr. & Mrs. Loren Koch Sarah Latif Mr. Brian Latour Ms. Lauren Linder & Mr. Jonathan Grunberg Chris & Brittany Moses Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Northern Trust Company Scott Pearson Scott, Dallas & Mia Pioli Ms. Kristin L. Ray Do Not List Helen M. Regenstein Dr. David Scott Tony Spurlin Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Judith & Mark Taylor Tom & Raeann Tighe Kim Boldthen & Carolyn Wheeler $500+ Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes William Baas Mr. George T. Baker Mr. & Mrs. John Bauer Jay Bernath

Bonfire Funds, Inc. Rebecca Carfagna Karen & Harold Carney William M. Carroll Ms. Jacquel Kelly Mr. Kevin Clift & Mr. Michael Yochelson Rosalie & Max Cooper Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. Cowart B.J. Erb, M.D. & Bruce I. Crabtree III Gray & Marge Crouse Richard & Linda Davis Mr. Derrick Doose Ms. Rhonda Dove Desmond Drummer Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge John & Cam Fenton Mrs. Eleanor H. Finley Ellen Fitzsimmons Latanya Flynn Homer S. French Amanda & James Gaddy Jill Gapper Mrs. Nancy S. Geller Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Gilner Dr. & Mrs. Philip Graitcer Bryant Gresham Louise S. Gunn Ms. Jo Ann Hayden-Miller Wynette Hammons Ms. Cathy D. Hampton Joanna Hanes-Lahr Mr. Lucas Hathaway Sarah Hawbecker & William Fuller Daniel Henning Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Hermann Dr. & Mrs. David M. Hill Angela Hinson Dr. Hugh Hudson Jr. Cheryl & Ernie Johnson Jason Kahn Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kalista Mr. & Mrs. Doug Kallman Elena Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Jim & Ellen Landers Katie Lefebvre Al Lurey Jo Ann Mahar

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Jennifer Manning Burrelle Meeks Hala & Steve Moddelmog JDI Fund Mr. Denis Ng Mr. Mark A. Pallansch Mr. Thomas A. Peterman & Ms. Jeanne Bertolli Marc & Jean Pickard Scott Price Ms. Shannon L. Price Mr. & Mrs. James Raasch Carol Riggs Mr. & Mrs. Brian A. Roof Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Rothberg Mr. Howard Rowe Garey C. Rozier Daniel Schreiber Barbara Schreiber Robert & Judith Simmermon David & Virginia Sjoquist Mr. Frank Ski & Dr. Patrice Basanta-Henry Brenda J. Smith Ms. Carol Smith Ms. Janet F. Smith Jennifer Smith Sherman & Lesa Smith Ms. Martha Solano Atlanta Workshop Players Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Mrs. Jill Strickland Terri Tingle & John Heppner John & Bunny Underwood Ms. Andrea Volk Caitlin Way The Westminster Schools Ms. Amy Winokur Professor & Mrs. Paul Root Wolpe Sherry & Donn Wright $250+ Anonymous Alfred G. & Sarah H. Adams Grace K. Akan Mr. & Mrs. Julius Alembik Ms. Beth Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Dewitt C. Alfred III Mr. Larry A. Auerbach & Mrs. Janet Bernstein Ahmed Awad Mr. & Mrs. Wayne S. Bailey


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Dr. Gordon Baker Mr. & Mrs. Jim N. Barnhart Ms. Mary Bergh Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Bernardino Mr. Tom Blakely Rob & Suzanne Boas Ms. Janet Bode Bonny Breuer Brent Bridges Gene & Betsy Brody Kristine Brown Mr. & Mrs. Paul Bumblauskas Mr. & Mrs. Mark Bunker Mr. & Mrs. Rod D. Bunn Mr. Brandon Bush Joseph Cantwell Ms. Sarah K. Chester & Mr. Jeff Chester Barbara R. Christjohn Mr. & Mrs. Tony Cintorino Ms. Mishelle Cirillo & Ms. Bryan Suttles Mr. & Mrs. David Coheley Kenneth Collins Colonna Family Mr. & Mrs. Ben T. Counter Ms. Tanya Counter Larry Cox Janet Cragan Celeste Davis Mr. Michael Dawkins Jeanne S. Pudenz Thea Delage Ms. Leslie A. Dent Dr. Richard C. Dicker Michael Douglas Enid & Jerry Draluck Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Dreger Alexandra & Charlotte Dretler Dr. & Mrs. Dale E. Edmondson Mr. & Mrs. Leonard R. Epley Mr. Sean Erwin Ms. Helen H. Evans & Mr. Eric Sorscher Mr. & Mrs. James H. Farmer Stacy L. Reckeweg Judy & Stan Fineman Brenda Fleming Louise B. Franklin Shan Franklin

Dr. Marla Franks Steve & Peggy Freedman William P. & H. Edel* Freitag Mr. & Mrs. Curt Friedberg Thomas & Donna Fullilove Betty F. Furst Ms. Julianne Gambert Kristin Garbarino Shelley & Bruce Gaynes Ms. Laurie A. Gilmore Mrs. P. Joyce Goldberg Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gollmar Katie Goodman Ms. Lottie B. Goodwin John & Susan Gornall Mary C. Gramling April A. Grant Mr. Robert Greenberg Katie Greene Sherry & Isaac Habif Lynne & Jack Halpern Ms. Joy Hambrick Mr. Alfred Hanner Amy Hannula Ms. Dorothy Harris Ronald L. Harris & Jacqueline Pownall Alan & Camille Harvey Joseph R. Hawkins John A. Heagy Heidi Hill & Matt Crenshaw Harris & Sharon Hobby Mitchell & Pam Hughes Betty Jeter Dr. & Mrs. Weedy Johnson Mr. & Mrs. David Johnson Mr. Barnabas Kane Chris & Gail Kearney Lucy Kinnaird Mr. & Mrs. Lee A. Kolber Mr. & Mrs. Steve Koonin Mr. & Mrs. Dan Kreisman Carol & Paul Kurtz Megan Kurzius Mr. & Mrs. Dave Lambert Frederick Landau Mr. & Mrs. Brent W. Lane Mr. & Mrs. Tim Langlois Patricia Lassiter Michael Leonard Mr. & Mrs. Darryl Lesure S. Jarvin Levison Parker Lincoln

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M.C. Lindsay Michael Lipsitt Richard Long & Sheri Easton-Long Gary C. & Carolyn A. Lovett Eunice A. Luke Sharon Luke Nicole Lunsford & Jackie Brown Mrs. Casey B. Lybbert Sarah Macknik Ms. Maryli Marcos & Mr. John E. Wright Jennifer Mathews Kim Matthews Mr. Atiba S. Mbiwan & Ms. Tiffany S. Friesen Larry & Barbara McArdle Sharon McCreery Susan McDaniel Anne McSorley Geoffrey & Betsy Meacham Mr. & Mrs. Gene W. Milner Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Dick Mitchell Jane Morgan Gayle & Peyton Morgan Dr. & Mrs. Douglas Murray In Honor of Don Musholt Ms. Renee Najour-Payne Takuya Ninomiya Mr. & Mrs. Richard S. Novack Jisha Obukwelu Mr. & Mrs. Peter O’Hanlon Dr. & Mrs. Stephen I. Oppenheimer Christine Oresky Leonard Pallats Steve M. Peck Sophia Brothers Peterman Lori & Jonathan Peterson Jeffrey Pettiway Patricia Pines Adrianne Poulard Mr. & Mrs. William H. Powell Kathleen Presswala Mr. & Mrs. Charles N. Pursley Mr. & Mrs. Cap Putt Debra & Scott Pyron Dr. Cecil Reeves & Mr. Alonzo Daniel, Jr. Mrs. Melissa Rhine Mr. & Mrs. Ted J. Rikard Miss Lillie M. Robbins


36 | encore $250+ continued Gloria J. Rodgers Natalie Rogers Mrs. Peggy Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Peter Savitz Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Schroder Nancy Schroeder Ms. Donna Schwartz Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Shackelford Dr. Susan E. Shapiro Amy Sharma Ms. Anne Shlay Bob & Jeanne Shulman Elizabeth Silbert Jacquelyn Sinclair Fred B. Smith Morrie & Mimi Spang Barry Spurlock Mr. & Mrs. Steve J. Stern Mr. & Mrs. Kenard G. Strauss Dr. & Mrs. Anthony Stringer Faye Tate Mr. & Mrs. Micky Tate Beverly D. Thomas Charles Thompson Mr. Ben Tilley & Ms. Margo Moskowitz Robert Todd Ms. Rosanne Tricoles & Mr. Glenn Colville Susan Turner Willie & Joyce Vasser Christin Viola Mr. Richard A. Walker Simmie Walker Mr. William D. Walker Ms. Kathy Waller & Mr. Kenny Goggins Tom & Vicki Warner Washington Dental Care Amanda Watkins Deb Watts Wednesday Morning Club Gail Crowder Brooke & Winston Weinmann Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Wheeler Ms. Genevieve Whitaker George & Judith Wieder Mr. & Mrs. Richard Williams Kevin & Jennifer Wauson

Kiki Wilson Mr. Bruce Wilson Barry Etra & Janice Wolf Mr. Ron Wolfe Ms. Andria Yildirim Mr. & Mrs. David Young Feroze Yusufji Dr. & Mrs. Howard Zaleznak Michelle Zinney

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SPECIAL SUPPORT FOR HANDS UP PROVIDED BY

Ms. Ellen Arnovitz Mr. & Mrs. Joel Arogeti Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arogeti Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Bagen Mr. & Mrs. Barry N. Berlin Mr. Brandon Bush Mr. Rob Cleveland & Ms. Mary Lynn Owen Venessa Collins Mr. Jay C. Constantz & Mr. Doyle C. Reynolds Mr. & Mrs. David E. Dermer Enid & Jerry Draluck

Scott Eisenberg Mrs. Melanie F. Fine Ms. Amy S. Gellins Ms. Suzy Goldman Joy Jernigan Eydie Koonin Debbie Kuniansky Robin Lazarus Ms. Donna R. Maslia Mr. & Mrs. Todd Maziar Mr. Christopher Moses & Ms. Brittany Loffert Debbie & Lon Neese

Rosemary Newcott Victoria & Howard Palefsky Topher Payne Mr. & Mrs. Howard Peterson Ms. Renae M. Popkin Margaret & Bob Reiser Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Susan Timna Pamela L. Tinter Ms. Amanda Watkins Ms. Caitlin Way


38 | monthlysustainersociety ALLIANCE THEATRE MONTHLY SUSTAINER SOCIETY We would like to thank our donors who have committed to giving us a recurring monthly donation to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Join today: www.alliancetheatre.org/sustainer Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Mr. & Mrs. G. W. Alexander Thomas Anders Mr. E. Scott Arnold Gaytra D. Arnold William Baas Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Tyrone Baker Ms. Shana Basnight Connor Bell James Benard Ms. Aparna Bhattacharyya & Mr. Paul Nilsson Doyin Boatin Dr. Deloris Bryant-Booker Jeff Burnham Mr. Brandon Bush Henry Cabaniss Mrs. Carol Calhoun Stephanie N. Campbell Mr. W. Imara Canady Joseph Cantwell Madrid Carlson Karen & Harold Carney William M. Carroll David Cashman Ms. Jacquel Kelly Ms. Sarah K. Chester & Mr. Jeff Chester Ms. Mishelle Cirillo & Ms. Bryan Suttles Mr. Kevin Clift & Mr. Michael Yochelson Mr. & Mrs. David Coheley Mr. & Mrs. Mark Cohen Ouida Collins Colonna Family Janeen Cook Elizabeth Corrie Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. Cowart Mr. & Mr. Christopher Cox Gray & Marge Crouse Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy Davis Mr. Louis Dinkins Mr. Derrick Doose Ms. Rhonda Dove Mr. & Mrs. Sean Drinan Desmond Drummer Christina Dunn Mr. & Mrs. Philip D. Dunphy Angel Edwards Mr. Sean Erwin Luke Evans

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Whitney Fahner Mr. & Mrs. Edward Feldstein Judy & Stan Fineman Eric & Leah Fisher Ms. Marijane Fix Brenda Fleming Latanya Flynn Ms. Ellen H. Fox Mr. Henry Frazier Dr. Anthony Giovannitti & Dr. Kimberly Pelletier Katie Goodman Dr. & Mrs. Philip Graitcer Bryant Gresham Shauna Grovell Melissa Gwinn Ms. Jo Ann Hayden-Miller Everett Hall Ms. Joy Hambrick Wynette Hammons Joanna Hanes-Lahr Penn Hansa Lindsey E. Hardegree Ms. Linda L. Hare Warren Harper Nancy A. Hatfield Dr. & Mrs. David M. Hill Angela Hinson Luke Howard Jim Johnson John Johnson & Shannon LaCava Seth Johnson Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Johnson Karen Jones Kelley J. Jordan-Monne Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Kalista Mr. Barnabas Kane Ruth Kanfer Rebecca Keel Amy & Jeremy King Mr. William H. Kirk Ms. Lisa B. Knopes Tamara Kullback Sarah Latif Mr. Brian Latour Ms. Martha LaTour & Mrs. Barbara J. McArdle Dr. Kim Lee Hughes Mr. & Mrs. Bernard & Edwina Lee Mr. & Mrs. Darryl Lesure


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Ms. Jeannine Lewis Ms. Joyce R. Lewis Karen Lightfoot Ms. Barbara Lincoln & Mr. Gary Rosenshein Ms. Lauren Linder & Mr. Jonathan Grunberg Mrs. Marsha Londe Judith Lyon & Ron Bloom Jo Ann Mahar Ms. Alison Main Ms. Maryli Marcos & Mr. John E. Wright Kim Matthews Susan McDaniel Jordan McDonald Ms. Megan McKnight Heather & Jim Michael Angela & Fred Mitchell Jeanette Morgan Vicki & Steve Morris Rona Morris-Hester Barbara Naylor Mary Neal Terry Neily Amos Nicks Martin G. Nixon Christine Oresky Ms. Ronita Pace Steve & Tonya Paro Nidhip Patel Steve M. Peck Kim Perdue Chris J. Peterson Lori & Jonathan Peterson Ms. Kendrick Phillips Marc & Jean Pickard Sharon Porter Adrianne Poulard Jacqueline Powe Julia & Zack Prescott Scott Price Ms. Shannon L. Price Brenda Pruitt Colleen K. Quigley Mrs. Melissa Rhine Jackie Robey Mr. Corwin Robison Mrs. Peggy Rogers Mr. Howard Rowe Dale Royal Garey C. Rozier Mr. & Mrs. Peter Savitz Mr. & Mrs. Carl Scherer Daniel Schreiber Barbara Schreiber Mr. Jim Schroder & Ms. Morli Desai

Ms. Donna Schwartz Olha Seredyuk Mr. & Mrs. E. Alan Simmons Mrs. Lisa Simon Shunta Sims Tom Slovak & Jeffery Jones Ms. Carol Smith Ms. Janet F. Smith Jennifer Smith Sherman & Lisa Smith Will Smith Atlanta Workshop Players Laura Stordy Mrs. Jill Strickland Charles Thompson Ms. Skye Thompson Mr. Ben Tilley & Ms. Margo Moskowitz Ms. Victoria Tuck Ms. Anne Velez Ms. Andrea Volk Mr. Richard A. Walker Tom & Vicki Warner Ben Warshaw David Waterbury Caitlin Way Greg & Teresa Wellborn Mr. & Mrs. David D. Whitley George & Judith Wieder Catherine Williams Mr. & Mrs. Napoleon A. Williams Jennifer A. Williford Barry Etra & Janice Wolf Chandra C. Wright Gretchen Wright Qi Yang Feroze Yusufji Michelle Zinney Karla Zisook

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40 | legacysociety&matchinggifts LEGACY SOCIETY Celebrating our supporters who have made a legacy gift to the Alliance Theatre. The Legacy Society celebrates individuals who have made a planned gift to the Alliance Theatre. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the Alliance Theatre and its mission, while accommodating your financial, estate planning and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the Alliance Theatre. To learn more about the Legacy Society, please contact Jamie Clements at 404-733-4710 or Jamie.Clements@alliancetheatre.org. Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Roland & Linda Bates Anne & Jim Breedlove Ezra Cohen Ann & Jeffrey Cramer Susan & Edward Croft Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Terry and Stacy Dietzler Diane Durgin Elizabeth Etoll Ellen & Howard Feinsand Laura & John Hardman Nancy & Glen Hesler

P.J. Younglove Hovey William Hyde Lauren & David Kiefer David Kuniansky Virginia Vann* & Ken Large Edith Love* Lauren & John McColskey Anna & Hays Mershon Caroline & Phil Moïse Winifred B. & Richard S. Myrick Victoria & Howard L. Palefsky Armond & Sharon Perkins Jan Pomerantz

Helen Regenstein Margaret & Robert Reiser Betty Blondeau-Russell Tricia & Neal Schachtel Debbie* & Charles B. Shelton III Jane E. Shivers Roger Smith & Christopher Jones* Lee Harper & Wayne Vason Terri & Rick Western Ramona & Ben White * deceased

MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES Many companies offer a matching gifts program for employees and retirees. You can double, or even triple, your gift at no additional cost to you simply by asking your employer! Think of how much further your donation can go. We would like to thank the following companies who have matched contributions to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. To find out more about matching gifts, contact Jamie Clements (jamie.clements@alliancetheatre.org). AIG Corporation American Express Aon Risk Solutions The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation AT&T Bank of America/Merrill Bryan Cave-Powell Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Chubb Charitable Foundation The Coca-Cola Company Deloitte Equifax Inc.

Foundation GE Energy Georgia Power Goldstein Home Depot Foundation Honda Motor Co. IBM JPMorgan Chase Kimberly-Clark Lynch Macy’s Foundation McDonald’s Corporation McMaster-Carr Supply Microsoft Corporation

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Norfolk Southern Corporation Prudential Financial Publix Super Markets Salesforce.com, Inc. Sprint SunTrust Foundation Thrivent Financial for Lutherns Verizon Corporation Wells Fargo Yahoo!


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OFFICERS Chair Lila Hertz Vice Chair Jocelyn Hunter Immediate Past Chairs Anne Kaiser and Hala Moddelmog Secretary E. Kendrick Smith Treasurer LeighAnn Costley LIFETIME DIRECTORS Rita Anderson Ken Bernhardt Frank Chew Ann Cramer Linda Davidson Laura Hardman* Hays Mershon Richard S. Myrick Helen Smith Price Helen Regenstein Bob Reiser Jane Shivers Ben White DIRECTORS Kristin R. Adams James Anderson* Alba C. Baylin Kenny Blank Brittany Boals Moeller Terri Bonoff* Matthew Bower Laura Brightwell Jeffrey S. Cashdan Susan Catalfano Steve Chaddick Miles Cook Leigh Ann Costley* Joe Crowley Alison Danaceau Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman Bill Freitag* Richard Goerss* Kim Greene Lila Hertz*

Jocelyn Hunter* Anne Kaiser* John Keller Andjela Kessler^ Lauren Kiefer* Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Carrie Kurlander Jean Ann McCarthy Alan McKeon* Alan McKnight Anne Meisner Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog ^* Phil Moïse* Maureen Morrison Shareka Nelson Allison O’Kelly Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli Jamal Powell Asif Ramji Danielle Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Matthew Richburg Robyn Roberts Maurice Rosenbaum* Steve Selig Mital Shah Mark Silberman Bill Sleeper H. Bronson Smith E. Kendrick Smith* Karen Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker Rosemarie Thurston Benny Varzi* Rebekah Wasserman Glenn Weiss Cynthia Widner Wall Todd Zeldin ADVISORY BOARD Advisory Board Co-Chairs Laura Hardman* Phil Moïse* Andrew Agan Chris Ahrenkiel Kim Aiy Rene Alegria

Charmaine Alexander Jonathan Arogeti Carrie Ashbee Farideh Azadi Kelli Bennett Kamau Bobb Jericho Brown Sarah Mercer Chatel Nisha Choksi Farah Clerveau Ezra Cohen Gail Crowder Tallia Deljou Jason Feldman Nathan Flint Jennifer Foster Karen Foster Lula Gilliam Sarah Frances Giovino Hari Gopal Kimberley J. Hale Elizabeth Hall Laura Hardman Wendy Heckelman Jason Hoch Jim Issa Karl Jennings Joyce Gist Lewis Gloria Kantor Debby Kelly Robin Kendric Triplett Helen Kim Ho Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy Quinn Leoni Andra London Indira Londono Jaime McQuilkin Jenna Measroch Nishant Mehta Phil H. Moïse Victoria Necessary Deborah Neese Andisheh Nouraee Ade Oguntoye Hetal Patel Shirley Powell Will Power Nancy C. Prager Shannon Price Kristin Ray Kat Reynolds Jason Rhoades Ryan Roemerman

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Fred Roselli Amanda Shailendra Dan Moss Silverboard Christie Sithiphone Nicola Smith Charles Stephens Jenny Streeter Mark E. Swinton Yvette Thomas-Henry Velma C. Tilley Kathy Gillespie Tomajko Ronald J. Tomajko Hilda Tompkins Roxanne Varzi Juanita Velez Diletha E. Waldon Ben Warshaw Arlene Warshaw Gould * Executive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP President, STARS Andjela Kessler Chairman, Theater Advocates Judy Feldstein & Susan Stiefel Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin & Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Edwina Sellan Chairman, Hospitality Susan Stiefel


42 | encore ABOUT THE ALLIANCE THEATRE Now in its 52nd season, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance received the Regional Theatre Tony AwardŽ for sustained excellence in programming, education, and community engagement. In January 2019, the Alliance opened its new, state-of-the-art performance space, The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre. Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 116 productions including nine that have transferred to Broadway. The Alliance education department reaches 90,000 students annually through performances, classes, camps, and in-school initiatives designed to support teachers and enhance student learning. The Alliance Theatre values community, curiosity, collaboration, and excellence, and is dedicated to representing Atlanta’s diverse community with the stories we tell, the artists, staff, and leadership we employ, and audiences we serve. www.alliancetheatre.org. OUR MISSION To expand hearts and minds onstage and off. OUR VISION Making Atlanta more connected, curious, and compassionate through theatre and arts education.

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SYNOPSIS Wilbur and all his fellow naked mole rats in the Tunnel have always been...naked. Wondering what other possibilities are out there, Wilbur discovers a love for clothing and style. When word of his new passion turns the Tunnel upside down, he proves to everyone that there’s no need to be just like everyone else.

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

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

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THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE

Woodruff Circle members each contribute more than $250,000 annually making a significant investment in the arts and each education work more of Thethan Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta Woodruff Circle members contribute $250,000 annuallyAlliance makingTheatre, a significant Symphony Museum are deeply these partners lead investment Orchestra in the artsand andHigh education workofofArt. TheWe Woodruff Artsgrateful Center, to Alliance Theatre, who Atlanta our efforts to ensure the thrive in ourofcommunity. Symphony Orchestra andarts High Museum Art. We are deeply grateful to these partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

$1 MILLION+ $1 MILLION+ A FRIEND OF THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY A FRIEND OF THE ORCHESTRA ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

JOY AND TONY* GREENE

SARAH AND JIM KENNEDY

JOY AND TONY* GREENE

SARAH AND JIM KENNEDY

$500,000+ A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center $500,000+ Farideh Al Azadi Foundation A Friendand of The Woodruff Arts Center Farideh Al Azadi Foundation Bank of and America Bank of America Chick-fil-A Foundation | Rhonda and Dan Cathy Chick-fil-A Foundation | Rhonda andCommunity Dan Cathy Foundation for The

The Greater Community AtlantaFoundation for Georgia GreaterPower AtlantaFoundation, Inc. The Goizueta Georgia PowerFoundation Foundation, Inc. The Douglas Hertz Family GoizuetaJ.Foundation The Home Depot Foundation Douglas J. Hertz Family Estate of Dr.Depot LuellaFoundation Bare Klein The Home The SKK Foundation Estate of Dr. Luella Bare Klein The Zeist Foundation, Inc. SKK Foundation The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

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

SunTrust Foundation Trusteed Foundations: Walter H. Trusteed and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund SunTrust Foundations: Thomas Charitable Trust Fund Walter H.Guy andWoolford Marjory M. Rich Memorial Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

$300,000+ $300,000+

King & Spalding, Partners & Employees King & Spalding, Partners & The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur Employees M. Molly BlankBlank FamilyFund Foundation The of the Arthur The M. Rich BlankFoundation Family Foundation UPS The Rich Foundation UPS

$250,000+ $250,000+ Pussycat Foundation

PwC, Partners & Employees Pussycat Foundation WarnerMedia PwC, Partners & Employees WarnerMedia

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

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

$200,000+

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

$150,000+

Alston & Bird Amy W. Norman Charitable Foundation The Antinori Foundation | Ron and Susan Antinori The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund-Atlanta Frederic R. Coudert Foundation Kilpatrick Townsend KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Northside Hospital Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Garnet and Dan Reardon Patty and Doug Reid The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Wells Fargo

$100,000+

1180 Peachtree The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Atlantic Station Sandra and Dan Baldwin Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Carol and Ramon TomĂŠ Family Fund CIBC Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation | Dan W. Boone III Sally and Carl Gable Georgia-Pacific Georgia Natural Gas Google Jones Day Foundation & Employees Kaiser Permanente Legendary Events Morris Manning & Martin LLP Victoria and Howard Palefsky PNC Estate of Judy Reed Margaret and Bob Reiser WestRock Company William Randolph Hearst Foundations wish Foundation

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


THE PATRON CIRCLE

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

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

$75,000+

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

$50,000+

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

Genuine Parts Company

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

Regions Bank

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

$25,000+

A Friend of the Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center ABM Kristie and Charles Abney The Allstate Foundation AIG Arby’s Foundation Arrow Exterminators

Spring and Tom Asher Assurant The Balloun Family Lisa and Joe Bankoff Ed Bastian BB&T Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney Stephanie Blank Bloomberg BNY Mellon Wealth Management The Breman Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald M. Brill Janine Brown and Alex J. Simmons, Jr. Benjamin Q. Brunt Lucinda W. Bunnen Frances B. Bunzl* Cadence Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Catalfano CBH International, Inc. The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Chubb Bert and Cathy Clark Susan and Carl Cofer Ann and Steve Collins Cooper Carry Cousins Properties Ann and Jeff Cramer Cushman & Wakefield Kay and David Dempsey Catherine Warren Dukehart Mrs. Sarah A. EbyEbersole and Mr. W. Daniel Ebersole Mr. Matt Echols Virginia and Brent Eiland Ms. Angela L. Evans Ellen and Howard Feinsand Jennifer and Marty Flanagan Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Nick Franz Mrs. Betty Sands Fuller Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III Geographics, Inc. Georgia Council for the Arts GMT Capital Corporation Goldman Sachs Carolyn and David Gould Nancy and Holcombe Green Greenberg Traurig, LLP Ted and Kim Greene The Partners & Employees of GreenSky, LLC/David Zalik, CEO & Chairman/ Gerry Benjamin, Vice Chairman Mr. Kenneth Haines Bonnie and Jay Harris Nancy and Charles Harrison Mr. and Mrs. James L. Henderson III

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

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

$15,000+

3M A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2) A Friend of the High Museum of Art A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (3)


$15,000+

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

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

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

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


48 | staff ARTISTIC Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Producer & Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Feldman Director of Diversity, Equity, & Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Distinguished Artist in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage BOLD Artistic Director Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tinashe Kajese-Bolden Associate Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Watkins BOLD Producing Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Skylar Burks Spelman Leadership Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessenia Ingram, Alexis Woodard Spelman Leadership Interns . . . . . Raiyon Hunter, Lauren Dixon, Chloe Jackson Kenny Leon Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Tyra Wilson Allyship Program Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Lawrence Reiser Lab Artists Round 5 . . . . Daryl Lisa Fazio, Karen Robinson, Carolyn Cook, Okorie Johnson, Radcliffe Bailey, Fahamu Pecou, Topher Payne, Richard Eldredge, Gina Rickicki Round 6 . . . . . . . . . . Jake Krakovsky, Jane Foley, Ibi Owolabi, Hannah Church, Sarah Newby Halicks, Jaclyn Hofmann, Lee Osorio, Angela Farr Schiller, Rachel Parish Production Management Associate Production Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Baranski, Courtney O’Neill COVID Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Costumes Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew Carswell Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tonja Peterson, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diana L. Thomas 1st Hands/Stitchers . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Cruz Torres, Niki Traxler Electrics Director of Lighting and Projection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ernesto Gomez Assistant Director of Lighting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Brunson Staff Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Jordan Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich Props Artisan / Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Muse Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ruth Richardson Interim Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rigel Powell Shop Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Jackson, Chris Seifert, Marlon Wilson Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brianna Bass Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell Stage Managers . . . . . . . . lark hackshaw, Jayson T. Waddell, Rodney Williams Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . . . . . Ashley Dickey, Valerie Medoff, Amanda Perez Stage Operations Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Lucibella Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr.

EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Education Marketing Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kristen Silton Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Head of Strategic Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle Jacob Education Process Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Myers \Institute Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Manager of Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis Artist in Residence and Teen Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . Sam Provenzano Naserian Foundation Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . Hallie Angelella

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

MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenterill Boden Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Houser Administration/Education Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Development & Memberships Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way Associate Director, Strategic Institutional Advancement . . . . . Collins Desselle Associate Director of Data & Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Development Manager, Board Relations & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Ridgeway-Baierl Development Coordinator, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jo Lopez Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Season Tickets Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethan Padgett Group Sales Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn Rick Marketing Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Allison Hoover Associate Director of Marketing & Communications . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Marketing & Promotions Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Elliott Front of House & Patron Experience Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Flores Associate Front of House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas D. Powell Community Engagement & Audience Development Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rita Kompelmakher Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Digital Communications Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ansley Usery House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bridgette Burton, Dana Hylton-Calabro, Alicia Quirk, Rin Smith, Robyn E. Sutton-Fernandez, Ansley Usery, Sarah Wallis


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