Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award®
Family Series on the Alliance Stage
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Chris Kayser in the Alliance Theatre’s 2009/10 production of A Christmas Carol. Photography by Greg Mooney.
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30 The Trouble with Tiny Tim Running “medical” debate surrounds A Christmas Carol’s most endearing character.
36 Kendeda Turns 10 This anniversary season features new plays from old friends and our newest, 2014’s winner.
51 Private Matters Our 2013 guide to elite K-12 education in Metro Atlanta.
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Last year, right before Christmas, I was at a radio interview for A Christmas Carol with Morgan Gao, who played Tiny Tim. (This year he’s a mouse in The Nutcracker — another most worthy role.) Anyway, the interviewer asked Morgan what was special about Tiny Tim. He thought for a moment and then said, “He really loves God.” I was taken aback as I had never heard him voice this before. However, it does make sense. Tim repeats, “God bless us everyone” over and over again. Tim has a special relationship with God that he equates with blessings — with kindness. Taoist philosophy talks of sages who are childlike, yet at the same time, deeply wise and spiritually mature. And then my thoughts drift immediately to memories of my father, who at the age of 95 left us for another plane of existence this past summer. I recall a razor-sharp mind, a kind word for everyone, great delight in the joys of this world, absolute belief in his Creator … and he was the biggest fan of A Christmas Carol that will ever tread on this Earth. Dad’s spirit and Tim’s spirit live on. May the special events of the holidays bring you great joy, and may we continue to seek out and embrace the simple truths that lead us home. Blessings, Rosemary
Bah, humbug! Chris Kayser calls it a Christmas after 16 seasons as Scrooge By Kathy Janich
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Chris Kayser blusters his final “bah, humbug” this season, he’ll have spent 20 consecutive Decembers in the Alliance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol — 16 as Ebenezer Scrooge, two as Bob Cratchit and two as Jacob Marley. This, alas, is his finale, and not for any scandalous reasons. “It’s a great job,” he says of playing Dickens’ antihero. “You have the full weight of the Alliance Theatre behind you and the words of one of the great writers of our language. I’ve never been sick of it or dreaded it, but I wanted to make sure I stopped while I was still enjoying it.”
during the show’s 2.5 hours and only for brief crossovers backstage so he can make another entrance. Those numbers: • 40 performances per season (counting previews but not rehearsals) • 800 total performances, equal to a Broadway run of almost two years • 1,600 hours spent in Scrooge’s nightcap/top hat (almost 67 days of his life)
The idea of walking away is relatively new.
And seven additional years in the Academy Theatre’s A Christmas Carol, as Cratchit, Mr. Fezziwig, Old Joe and his own creation, Lorenzo the Legless Musician.
“Last year was the first time it ever occurred to me: ‘How much longer can I keep doing this?’ And right away it occurred to me that I didn’t want to stop because I had a bad year. I wanted to have one more good year and stop it on a high note.”
To see Kayser onstage — every one of those 40 performances fresh, sprightly, curmudgeonly — you’d never guess he had such greybeard status. But like athletes everywhere, he wants to go out at the top of his game.
Kayser, 64, began playing ol’ Ebenezer when he was in his 40s, and says “I kind of aged into the role. I started probably too young to play Scrooge, which is probably witnessed by the fact that I don’t have to wear makeup anymore.”
The sports reference is apt. The Christmas Carol grind requires herculean stamina and good health (the latter rarely possible because some bug or another always finds one cast member and spreads from actor to actor like an unchecked storm of holiday cheer).
No matter his self-effacing humility. Kayser’s numbers are staggering, especially when you remember that Scrooge leaves the stage just twice
Kayser, a tennis pro at one time, does what he can. He’s at the gym five days a week year-round taking boot camp ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG
This is Chris Kayser as Scrooge and Bart Hansard as the Ghost of Christmas Present. Credit: Greg Mooney
classes that alternate between body sculpting and old-school weightlifting. He might also swim or take a turn on an elliptical machine. On weekends he plays tennis. And his resume shows he’s just as popular at other metro theaters. He’s been an artistic associate at Georgia Shakespeare for 24 seasons, most recently playing Claudius in the fall production of Hamlet. He was nominated for a 2013 Suzi award (Atlanta’s professional theater honors) for his featured work in Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still at Horizon Theatre. And he regularly works with Atlanta’s Frenchlanguage Théâtre du Rêve. He’ll soon travel to France (the Normandy Coast and Paris) to do a one-person show titled The Animal
of Time, about a man walking through a cemetery and reading the tombstones. “It’s very cool, but it’s a devil to memorize,” says Kayser, who has a bachelor’s degree in French but never took an acting class. In April he’s in Camelot at Georgia Ensemble Theatre in Roswell, as Merlyn and Pellinore. Summer will likely find him back at Georgia Shakespeare. And next Christmas? He’ll no doubt be acting, perhaps even in A Christmas Carol. But not as Ebenezer Scrooge. “I want to make clear I am not retiring from the theater, or even A Christmas Carol,” he says. “Just Scrooge.” To that we say a grateful, and greedy, “bah, humbug!”
Junior Dramaturgs Reflecting on A Christmas Carol: From the Classrooms to the Theatre
Middle school students of Counterpane Montessori in Fayetteville, Georgia, who participated in Dramaturgy by Students, an AllianceTheatre Education program, share their artistic reflections on the play. Ebenezer Scrooge and 3 Ghosts of A Christmas Carol: Alyssa Williams, age 11 Class System: Elizabeth Todd, age 12 Christmas Tree: Alexander Cowen, age 11
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DAVID H. BELL Set Design
D MARTYN BOOKWALTER
DIANE FERRY WILLIAMS
Production Stage Manager
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MICHAEL FAUSS Director
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cast THERE WILL BE ONE 15-MINUTE INTERMISSION SETTING Ebenezer Scrooge’s Counting House and Home Christmas Eve, Victorian England CAST * Christy Baggett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Peg/Ensemble *Cynthia D. Barker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble * Andrew Benator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marley/Ensemble * Elizabeth Wells Berkes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christmas Past/ Ensemble Lowrey Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Young Scrooge/Ensemble * Je Nie Fleming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Dilber/Ensemble Bella Fraker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Want/Ensemble * Thomas Neal Antwon Ghant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bob Cratchit * Jill Ginsberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Belle/Ensemble * Bart Hansard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present/Ensemble Margaret Ivey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Fan/Martha/Ensemble * Chris Kayser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ebenezer Scrooge * Joe Knezevich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred/Ensemble Christopher Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble Royce Mann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel/Turkey Boy/Ignorance/Ensemble * Brad Raymond . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Topper/Ensemble O-Ren Lloyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Melinda/Ensemble Jaden Robinson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TinyTim Ivy Catherine Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belinda/Ensemble * John Stewart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dick Wilkins/Ensemble Cannon Stratigos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyatt/Ensemble * Laurie Williamson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Bess/Ensemble Jeremy Varner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter/Ensemble
UNDERSTUDIES *Christy Baggett — Mrs. Fezziwig; *Cynthia D. Barker — Mrs. Dilber; Lowrey Brown — Fred; Christie Lee Fisher — Bess/Fan/Martha/Ensemble; Bella Fraker — Tiny Tim; *Thomas Neal Antwon Ghant — Marley/Ensemble; *Jill Ginsberg — Christmas Past/Ensemble; Margaret Ivey — Belle/Peg/Ensemble; *Joe Knezevich — Ebenezer Scrooge; Cate Levy –Belinda/Ensemble; Christopher Lewis — Topper; Royce Mann — Wyatt; *Brad Raymond — Christmas Present/Mr. Fezziwig; Ivy Catherine Rogers — Melinda/Want; *John Stewart — Bob Cratchit; Cannon Stratigos — US Daniel/Turkey Boy/Ignorance; *Laurie Williamson — Mrs. Cratchit; Jeremy Varner — Young Scrooge; Tucker Weinmann — Dick/Peter/Ensemble *Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
cast MUSICIANS Michael Fauss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pianist/Conductor Diedre Henson Agustin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harp Butch Sievers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Percussion
PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANTS Freddie Ashley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dialect Coach Barbara Gantt O’Haley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Production Assistant Amanda Lee Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Child Actor Supervisor Henry Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Movement Consultant Pete Shinn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Lighting Designer
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Thank you to Counterpane Montessori Middle and High School Dramaturgy Team of Martha Spring and Kay Farr for their participation in the Alliance Theatre Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists’ Dramaturgy by Students program, under the guidance of resident Teaching Artist Kim Bowers Rheay Baran. 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. The 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.
Cameras and recording devices are absolutely prohibited in the theatre. Cellphones and pagers are extremely disturbing and should be silenced before the performance begins.
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ELIZABETH WELLS BERKES
CHRISTIE LEE FISHER
JE NIE FLEMING
THOMAS NEAL ANTWON GHANT
IVY CATHERINE ROGERS
profiles CHRISTY BAGGETT (Peg/Ensemble/US Mrs. Fezziwig) is happy to be returning to A Christmas Carol. Alliance credits also include Ida in Honk! She was last seen as Queen Aggravain in Once Upon a Mattress at Stage Door Players. Favorite credits include Mother in Ragtime, Betty Blake in The Will Rogers Follies and Velma in Hairspray (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Violet in 9 to 5, the Musical (Springer Opera House), Jen in John & Jen and Claire in Ordinary Days (Serenbe Playhouse), Linoleum in The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Actor’s Express), Ann Collier in The 1940’s Radio Hour (Theatre in the Square), as well as credits with Theater of the Stars, G4 Productions, Theatrical Outfit, ART Station and Aurora Theatre. Christy is a Suzi Bass award nominee, a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and is represented by Atlanta Models & Talent. Thank you for supporting live theatre! CYNTHIA D. BARKER (Mrs. Cratchit/Ensemble/US Mrs. Dilber) is so humbled to be back at the Alliance! Cynthia, a proud member of AEA, earned her master of fine art degree in theatre from Wayne State University in 2008. Theatre credits include Third Country (Horizon Theatre), Macbeth (Georgia Shakespeare), Flyin’ West (Theatre in the Square), Lakebottom Proper (Springer Opera House), Honk! The Musical (Alliance Theatre), Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery (Horizon Theatre), Women + War (Synchronicity), for colored girls (True Colors Theatre), Blues for an Alabama Sky (True Colors Theatre), Hamlet (Springer Opera House) and Black Nativity (True Colors). TV: “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.” Cynthia would like to thank God for His continued faithfulness and love without limits. ANDREW BENATOR (Jacob Marley/Ensemble) Alliance Theatre: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Good People; August: Osage County; Eurydice; Tennis In Nablus; A Christmas Carol. Atlanta: Seminar, Becky Shaw (Actor’s Express); Young Man From Atlanta, Freud’s Last Session (Theatrical Outfit); The Tempest (Georgia Shakespeare); Boeing, Boeing (Aurora Theatre); The Ladies Man (Theater in the Square); Brooklyn Boy (Jewish Theatre of the South). Off-Broadway: Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Valparaiso, Flu Season. Regional: Hartford TheaterWorks, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Sacramento’s B St. Theater, San Jose Rep, San Francisco’s Magic Theater. Film & TV: “Burn Notice,” “House of Payne,” “Meet the Browns,” “Law & Order: CI,” “Third Watch,” Quarantine 2, Game Six, The Good Student, Almanac and the upcoming films Last of Robin Hood with Kevin Kline and Million Dollar Arm with Jon Hamm. ELIZABETH WELLS BERKES (Christmas Past/Ensemble) Alliance Theatre: The Underpants, Arcadia, A Christmas Carol, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, The Art of Swindling, La Bête, The Emperor’s Nightingale. Regional: Jar the Floor, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Barefoot in the Park (Charlotte Repertory Theatre); Private Lives (Riverside Theatre); Hamlet and Midwives (North Carolina Stage Company); Crimes of the Heart (Blowing Rock Playhouse). Elizabeth has performed in Atlanta with Theatrical Outfit, Gainesville Theatre Alliance, Theatre in the Square, True Colors Theatre Company, Horizon Theatre Company, Aurora Theatre, Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern and Georgia Ensemble Theatre. Film: The Campaign, Madea Goes to Jail and Major League 3: Back to the Minors. Education: Wheaton College (Illinois); La Jolla Playhouse Conservatory/UCSD. Chris, it has been an honor. LOWREY BROWN (Young Scrooge/Ensemble/US Fred) is thrilled to be returning to the role of Young Scrooge here at the Alliance Theatre. He has been acting in and around Atlanta since he graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2010. You may have already seen him here as the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, or most recently as Enjolras in the Aurora Theatre’s production of Les Miserables. Lowrey is proudly represented in the film and TV industry by People Store and has been seen in various commercials and TV shows including NBC’s “Revolution.” He thanks his family and friends for their support, Christ for his grace, and Lyndsay for being my best friend. Enjoy the show! CHRISTIE LEE FISHER (US Bess/Fan/Martha Cratchit/Ensemble) is thrilled to be back for her third year of A Christmas Carol! She has been performing in the Atlanta area for 19 years and has been seen onstage locally at 7 Stages, Mixed Revues, Fabrefaction Theatre Company, Next Stage Theatre Company, Act3 Productions and Lionheart Theatre Company. Favorite roles include Crissy in Hair, Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof, Alcyone in Metamorphoses, and Emily Webb in Our Town. Christie is pursuing her degree at Kennesaw State University and is a proud Actors’ Equity membership candidate.
profiles JE NIE FLEMING (Mrs. Fezziwig/Mrs. Dilber/Ensemble) is elated to be returning to A Christmas Carol. An Atlanta native, Ms. Fleming’s other Alliance Theatre credits include Bike America, The Wizard of Oz, Crumbs From the Table of Joy, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Regional Theatre credits include Valley Song (Seattle Repertory Theatre), Stick Fly, and The Colored Museum (True Colors Theatre). New York Theatre credits include Abyssinia, Master Class, and No Exit. Film & Television credits include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “VH-1 Music Awards,” “Law & Order,” “Last Days of Disco,” “Dark Angel” and “Marvin & Tige.” Her education and training includes SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta College of Art and Design, and New York University – Stella Adler Conservatory. She wishes to thank those who gave her this amazing opportunity. BELLA FRAKER (Want/Ensemble/US Tiny Tim) is excited to make her professional debut on the Alliance Theatre stage! She previously performed in Shrek (Birdie/ Happy Person) and Suessical (Who/Circus Person) at The Louchiey Theatre. Bella performed with Broadway Dreams Foundation in Tommy (Young Tommy.) She is currently a member of Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Tap, Jazz and Modern dance companies. The stage is truly where Bella feels most comfortable. Bella has competed regionally and nationally with Access Broadway. She has won many awards for her performances. She is a powerhouse in a tiny package. At 7 years old, the world is hers to conquer. Special thanks to the Alliance Theatre for this amazing opportunity. THOMAS NEAL ANTWON GHANT (Bob Cratchit/US Jacob Marley/Ensemble) Alliance Theatre credits include various roles in A Christmas Carol, Big Stone in Eurydice, Ricky Roma in Glengarry Glen Ross, Tybalt (Man 2) in Shakespeare’s R & J, Ananse in Ananse the African Spiderman, The Lion in Androcles and the Lion and Rocky in Cyra and Rocky. Other regional theatre includes Our Town at True Colors Theatre, Of Mice and Men, Blue, Bus Stop, A Life in the Theatre and Bricktop among others. Awards include the AJC “Theatre Actor of the Year Award” (2005) and the Suzi Bass Award for Best Featured Actor (2007). Neal spends his off time working his way into the annals of hip-hop music history and can be found rockin’ stages around the country. JILL GINSBERG (Belle/Ensemble/US Christmas Past/Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance for her third year with A Christmas Carol. She was also seen on the Alliance stage as Cinderella in Into the Woods. Other regional favorites include Gypsy, Grease, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Cinderella and The Sound of Music. She wishes to thank her wonderful family and friends for their constant love and support, and sends a big ol’ kiss to Corey! Many thanks to everyone at the Alliance and happy holidays! Jill is a proud member of AEA. “All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them.” —WD jillcelinaginsberg.com BART HANSARD (Mr. Fezziwig/Christmas Present/Ensemble) is very pleased to be returning to the Alliance Theatre’s A Christmas Carol for his tenth season. Bart has appeared on the mainstage many times, most recently in August: Osage County as Sheriff Deon. He has also been happily involved with the Theatre for Young Audiences, playing hapless sailors, beleaguered shoe salesmen, bullied mice and Ferdinand the Bull! He most recently played Officer Lockstock in the Fabrefaction production of Urinetown. He can be seen immediately after this holiday’s …Carol as Vince Lombardi at the Aurora Theatre’s Lombardi, and then on to the Theatrical Outfit for Horton Foote’s Dividing the Estate. Catch Bart on the big screen in Tyler Perry’s A Medea Christmas. Other movies Bart can be seen in that are available for downloading would be Trouble with the Curve, Parental Guidance and Déjà vu. Bart has a MFA in acting from Wayne State University’s Hilberry Repertory Company, as well as a BA from Coker College. He is eternally grateful to Ms. Rosemary Newcott, the director of this production. She has helped foster and shape his career for longer than either care to admit. He is also happy to share this holiday experience once again with you and yours, as well as his own family, friends, and his sweet wife, Anne. Much love to Mr. Will and Miss Haley. In lieu of throwing flowers or candy at curtain call, (Hey! It HAS happened!) Mr. Hansard would like you to pick a charity that is near and dear to you and throw them a few bucks. May this be a most joyful, gracious and spectacular holiday season for all of you, and regardless of the myriad ways we celebrate ourselves, may you “...keep Christmas in your heart the whole year round.”
profiles MARGARET IVEY (Fan/Martha Cratchit/Ensemble/US Belle/Peg/Ensemble) last appeared at the Alliance during the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition Reading Series: Annie Bosh Is Missing and The House That Will Not Stand. Atlanta: Les Miserables (Aurora Theatre), Soweto! (Freddie Hendricks YEA). Regional: Stargirl (world premiere, People’s Light & Theatre); Good People (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati); A Christmas Carol, The Travelling Jekyll & Hyde Show, River Rat and Cat, and What’s Buggin’ Greg (Cincinnati Playhouse); Rent and Almost, Maine (Paper Mill Playhouse). She is a proud alum of The Westminster Schools, the British American Drama Academy and the University of Southern California. Margaret made her professional debut as a “‘Christmas Carol’ kid” years ago, and she is thrilled to be onstage once again in this Atlanta tradition. Love to Jody, Rosemary and Mom for making a dream come true. CHRIS KAYSER (Ebenezer Scrooge) This year marks my 20th year in A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theatre. From the bottom of my heart I want to thank all the wonderful patrons, staff and colleagues that have made this show such a fantastic experience. Thank you. God bless us everyone! JOE KNEZEVICH (Fred/Ensemble/US Ebenezer Scrooge) Alliance Theatre: August: Osage County (Steve), Pride and Prejudice (Wickham, Dean Goodman Award), Glengarry Glen Ross (Williamson), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Nick). Georgia Shakespeare: Hamlet (Hamlet), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), The Glass Menagerie (Tom), Noises Off (Gary), Shrew: The Musical (Petruchio), Richard III (Gloucester, Suzi Bass Award) and Metamorphoses (Midas, Suzi Bass Award). Film: The Last of Robin Hood, 42, Parental Guidance, The Change-Up, The Librarian 3. TV: “Under the Dome,” “Revolution,” “Teen Wolf,” “Necessary Roughness,” “The Vampire Diaries,” “Drop Dead Diva.” Training: BFA, Florida State University. www.joeknezevich.com CATE LEVY (US Belinda Cratchit/Ensemble) is proud to be making her Alliance Theatre debut in A Christmas Carol. She has been watching this production since she was two years old and is thrilled to be joining this extremely talented cast. Cate is in the 6th grade at Atlanta International School (AIS). She enjoys many extra-curricular activities such as swimming, volleyball and chorus. She appeared in a number of Junior Player productions at the Alliance Theatre and participated in a variety of acting workshops. Her hobbies include singing, acting, dancing, creative writing, photography and hanging out with friends. Cate wants to thank Rosemary Newcott and Jody Feldman for presenting her with this wonderful opportunity as well as her loving friends and family for all of their terrific support. CHRISTOPHER LEWIS (Ensemble/US Topper) is delighted to return to the Alliance for another season of A Christmas Carol! He received his B.F.A. in musical theatre from the former Shorter College and has since worked in numerous theatres around the Atlanta area. Recent Credits include Next to Normal and A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theatre; Annie with Sally Struthers at Theater of the Stars; Les Miserables (Grantaire) at Aurora Theatre; Hello Dolly (Barnaby) at Georgia Ensemble Theatre; The Andrews Brothers (Laverne) at Stage Door Players; Gypsy, Legally Blonde, and Anything Goes at Atlanta Lyric Theatre; Dames at Sea (Dick) and The 39 Steps (Clown) at The Prizery Theatre. Love to Dan, Penny, Meagan and Leslie! Happy Holidays! O-REN LLOYD (Melinda Cratchit/Ensemble) is delighted and honored to be cast in the Alliance Theatre’s 2013 A Christmas Carol. O-Ren lives in Austell with her family and is a 3rd grade student at Destiny Christian Academy. Her favorite subjects are reading, spelling and math. O-Ren has been in several school productions, but was formally introduced to theatre this summer when she attended Act3’s Summer Workshop Production and was cast (Uncle The Pig /Lamb/ Announcer) in their production of Charlotte’s Web. O-Ren also enjoys playing piano, gymnastics and swimming. O-Ren would like to thank her mom, dad and family for their love and support. She would also like to thank her director Rosemary Newcott and the entire production staff for allowing her this wonderful opportunity. ROYCE MANN (Daniel/Turkey Boy/Ignorance/Ensemble/US Wyatt) at age 12, Royce celebrates his 5th year in A Christmas Carol (the first three as Tiny Tim) and ninth production on an Alliance Stage, including the Ghost Brothers of Darkland County
profiles world premiere (Young Joe); Zorro The Musical (Young Zorro); I Dream (Young Ronald, director Jasmine Guy, presented by Musical Dramatic Arts, Suzi Award Best New Musical) and Synchronicity’s Bunnicula. Lead film roles include Boy in the Box (Best Actor, ATL 48 Hr. Project), Broccoli Monster, the upcoming Gift and the featureThe Lookalike as Gina Gershon’s son. TV: “Good Eats” (“Twisted” Tiny Tim) & several national commercials that are currently airing. Producer of Zombie Crush (zombiecrushmovie.com) and Dark Comedy (top awards, 48 Hr. Music Video). Other interests: filmmaker (Bloody Bite); golfer (hole in one, Steel Canyon); bowler (qualified for 2014 Nationals) and photographer (1st place ACP, pics in Elton John’s collection.) Royce is unschooled and donates portions of all earnings to charity. See IMDB, facebook.com/rmannfan. Thanks Crew, Jody, Rosemary and Susan! BRAD RAYMOND (Topper/Ensemble/US Christmas Present/Mr. Fezziwig) Brad is extremely grateful to be returning to A Christmas Carol for a fourth season. Brad has performed as an actor, singer or conductor at some of the art world’s most esteemed institutions including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Light Opera Works of Chicago, the Ravinia Festival, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Theatre Emory, Horizon Theatre, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre and Spivey Hall. Some of Brad’s favorite roles include Homer in Lilies of the Field, Noah in Britten’s Noah’s Flood, Elder/Jeremiah in Every Tongue Confess and the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz here at the Alliance. Get your DVD copy of the Alcon motion picture Joyful Noise to see Brad “bust-a-move” alongside Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. JADEN ROBINSON (Tiny Tim) comes to the Alliance Theatre for the first time in the role of Tiny Tim. He is currently a student at DeKalb Elementary School of the Arts where he maintains a 3.8-4.0 GPA and is a Duke University Talent Identification program participant. He has performed in DESA’s Kidding Around on Stage Tour Group and Dance Concert 2012. Jaden sings in the Youth Choir at Mt. Patmos Baptist Church and was published in A Celebration of Poets-Fall 2012. Jaden is honored to have this opportunity and thanks his Mom, Ms. Maye and Mr. Edwards for pushing him in the right direction. Special thanks to the Alliance Theatre for allowing Jaden to play Tiny Tim this season. IVY CATHERINE ROGERS (Belinda Cratchit/ Ensemble/US Melinda Cratchit/ Want) is thrilled to be in A Christmas Carol. She studies, voice, piano, guitar, violin, flute, gymnastics, dance and acting. Ivy Catherine has six older brothers, two of whom have previously been members of A Christmas Carol cast. She has appeared in Yes, Virginia There Is a Santa Claus, Samson, and concerts in Atlanta and Canada. Special thanks to Rosemary, Jody, Michael and her family. JOHN STEWART (Dick Wilkins/Ensemble/US Bob Cratchit) is so happy and grateful to return to the A Christmas Carol family. He recently closed Choir Boy at the Alliance, and understudied Choir Boy at the Manhattan Theater Club. Other credits include The Whipping Man and A Christmas Carol (2012) at the Alliance Theatre, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Synchronicity) and Rent (Lyric Theater). He received an outstanding actor fellowship for Splittin’ the Raft at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Love to family, friends, Haylee and mentors who challenge, encourage and believe. CANNON STRATIGOS (Wyatt Cratchit/Ensemble/US Daniel Cratchit/Turkey Boy/ Ignorance) was last seen in the Alliance Theatre production of Zorro in the 2012/13 season. Cannon also played a role in the Musical Expressions production of the The Zebra That Had No Stripes and has performed with an improv sketch group at Oglethorpe University. In his free time, he plays acoustic guitar, contrabass in his school orchestra and plays with the Chiefs Futbol Club on the U13 select roster. Cannon is excited to be a part of Atlanta’s artistic community once again and is thrilled to be working with the Alliance family of actors and production artists. LAURIE WILLIAMSON (Bess/Ensemble/US Mrs. Cratchit) appeared most recently as Marian Sawyer in UrbanArias’ opera PhotoOp, performed on Broadway/national tours of Wonderful Town, Ragtime, King David, Singin’ in the Rain (Chanteuse), Phantom of the Opera (Confidante), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator u/s) and Queenie Pie (Café O’Lay). Regional credits include Bel Canto (Marian Anderson), Sophisticated Ladies (Laurie), Jelly’s Last Jam (Hunnie #1), ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG
profiles Beehive (Narrator) and Carmen Jones (Myrt). Ms. Williamson soloed with Music of the Night, Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber; Bernstein’s Mass, The New York City Opera Ed. Dept., Little Orchestra Society, 4Divas, City Center Encores concerts, Holders Music Festival-Barbados, Broadway Inspirational Voices and Voices of Broadway Live. She is featured on commercials, voiceovers and the recordings, The Best of Broadway and Voices of Broadway. Television credits include Judge Harold on “Drop Dead Diva,” Ms. Flood on “Meet the Browns,” “Great Performances” and “The Today Show.” Ms. Williamson thanks God, family, and husband John, for everything. JEREMY VARNER (Peter Cratchit/Ensemble/US Young Scrooge) is thrilled to come back to the Alliance Christmas Carol family for this production. His recent credits in Atlanta include By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (Alliance Theatre); Andrew’s Brothers (Stage Door Players); Tarzan (Legacy Theatre); The Producers, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Lyric Theatre); The Drowsy Chaperone (Aurora Theatre); The Producers (Theatre of the Stars); Charlotte’s Web and A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre); Assassins (Fabrefaction Theatre); Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Actor’s Express); and High Society (Stage Door Players). Jeremy graduated with a BFA in musical theatre from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas. This show is for his family back home and his new family here in Atlanta. TUCKER WEINMANN (US Dick Wilkins/Peter Cratchit/Ensemble) Atlanta credits: Tulsa/Gypsy (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Moth/Love’s Labour’s Lost (Georgia Shakespeare); Benji/Edith Can Shoot Things & Hit Them (Actor’s Express — world premiere); The Andrews Brothers (Stage Door Players); Hello, Dolly! (Georgia Ensemble Theatre); Legally Blonde; Anything Goes; Joseph…Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre). BFA Music Theatre (Elon University). Tucker is very excited to be a part of this year’s A Christmas Carol! Much love to my supportive family and girlfriend. @corsairstw ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. DAVID H. BELL (Adaptor) For the last 25 years, David H. Bell’s career has spanned a wide range of international and national projects as director, choreographer and author. As associate director to Kenny Leon at the Alliance, David directed more than 20 productions, including The Grapes of Wrath, Chess, Romeo and Juliet, Blood Knot and The Boys From Syracuse. As artistic director of Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C., David inaugurated such world premiere musicals as Elmer Gantry, A Christmas Carol (adaptor) and Hot Mikado (author and winner Helen Hayes Award, best director). In Chicago, David’s work has earned 44 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations. His work at the prestigious Chicago Shakespeare Theatre includes productions of Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It and The Comedy of Errors. In New York City, David has directed both on and off-Broadway. Productions include Pictures in the Hall, DIFFA Tribute to Edith Head, Heartstrings and Give My Regards to Broadway. David is a professor of music theatre at Northwestern University in Chicago. ROSEMARY NEWCOTT (Director) As the Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families, Rosemary has blissfully directed dozens of productions such as A Christmas Carol, The Grimm Lives of the Inbetweens (premiere), Charlotte’s Web, The Wizard of Oz, The Real Tweenagers of Atlanta (premiere), Seussical, Class of 3000 Live! (premiere), Go Dog Go!, Einstein is a Dummy (premiere), The Book of Ruth, The Hobbit and more. She also directed the Alliance High School Collision Project for 10 years and pioneered the Alliance’s new and innovative Theatre for the Very Young. Other favorite directing experiences include Jason Invisible and Knufflebunny A Cautionary Musical both for the Kennedy Center and Frida Libre for La Jolla Playhouse. Rosemary was named Atlanta Lexus Leader of the Arts in 2001 and is a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship. She was named Best Director of the Year in 2002 by the AJC and, in 2005, was awarded the GTC Distinguished Career Award. She is a 2009 recipient of the Princess Grace Special Projects Award, the 2010 Spirit of Suzi Bass Award and is on the board of TYA/USA. Rosemary holds an MA in theatre from Northwestern University and a BA in English and theatre from New Jersey City University. In May, Rosemary and playwright Pearl
profiles Cleage will travel to the Kennedy Center’s New Visions New Voices festival to workshop a new play for young audiences and their families, which will be seen on an Alliance stage in the near future. Holiday blessings to all and as always, love to TMarq. D MARTYN BOOKWALTER (Set Designer) has designed more than 400 productions for theatres across the country. His designs include the award-winning production of Talley’s Folly at the Pasadena Playhouse and several productions for Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, including Like Jazz, QED (and the subsequent Lincoln Center Theatre production), The Wood Demon, Hunting Cockroaches, Passion Play and Frankie & Johnnie in the Clair De Lune. He designed A Perfect Wedding, the inaugural production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, as well as Barbara Cook’s Mostly Sondheim at the Ahmanson. He has designed for the Geffen Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Playhouse Theatre in London, San Diego Rep, San Jose Rep, Pittsburgh CLO, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Colorado Festival of World Theatre and South Coast Rep, among others. He was the art director of the hit Fox television show “MADtv,” for which he received eight consecutive Emmy nominations. Other awards include the 2001 Angstrom Lighting Lifetime Achievement Award from the L.A. Drama Critics Circle, four Drama Critics Circle Awards, a Sarah Siddons Award and 25 Drama-Logue Awards. MARIANN S. VERHEYEN (Costume Designer) has been designing for the Alliance since 1987, most recently for Good People and August: Osage County. Other shows at the Alliance include Avenue X (Suzi nomination), August Wilson Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf, Intimate Apparel (Suzi Bass Award winner, 2005-06), Day of the Kings, A Christmas Carol and Light Up the Sky. New York credits include Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan, Everybody’s Ruby (Audelco Award nomination), numerous off-Broadway productions and 10 years of commercial styling. Regionally, her work has been seen at the Ford’s, Huntington and Studio Arena theatres; Missouri Rep; and the Chicago, Alabama, Oregon and Colorado Shakespeare theatres. She has designed costumes for Disney Cruise Lines, Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and SeaWorld San Antonio. Mariann has received design awards in New York City, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and is a recipient of a Distinguished Achievement Awards from her undergrad and high school alma maters. She is head of the Costume Design program at Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theater. DIANE FERRY WILLIAMS (Lighting Designer) has designed more than 20 shows for the Alliance. Favorites include Chess, The Grapes of Wrath, Romeo and Juliet and Once on This Island. She has worked for many theatres around the country, including Portland Center Stage, Ford’s Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, The Goodspeed, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Goodman, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and has designed many national and international tours. Awards include a Jeff Award for Miss Saigon, a Carbonelle Award in Miami, many Drammy awards in Portland, Ore., an After Dark Award for Sunset Boulevard and seven Jeff nominations for lighting design. Diane has a master of fine arts in theatrical design from Northwestern University and is the resident lighting designer at Marriott’s Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago. CLAY BENNING (Sound Designer) has been the resident sound designer at the Alliance Theatre for 14 years and has designed more than 80 productions. Recent works include Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Into the Woods, Good People and Next to Normal. Associate artist at Georgia Shakespeare with more than 20 productions. Other designs include Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre. Awards: 2006, 2007 and 2009 Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with an additional 11 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (BA), North Carolina School of the Arts (MFA) and a member of IATSE/USA829. MICHAEL FAUSS (Music Director and Pianist/Conductor) Alliance Theatre: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris; tick, tick…BOOM!; A Christmas Carol; Chess; The Grapes of Wrath; Pacific Overtures; Little Me; The Robber Bridegroom; Oliver; Music Man; Guys and Dolls; The King and I; Brigadoon; Cotton Patch Gospel; Falsettos; A Little Night Music; Candide; Peter Pan; Annie Get Your Gun; Forever Plaid; Once on This Island; An American Song; The Boys From Syracuse; Up on the Roof; Not Just Kidstuff. Broadway: Quilters, Peter Pan. Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Gypsy, Music Man, …Forum, Smokey Joe’s Café, Evita, Man of La Mancha, Secret ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG
profiles Garden, Twas the Night Before a Broadway Christmas. Theatrical Outfit: Cotton Patch Gospel, Pump Boys and Dinettes. Regional: Falsettos, Quilters, Forever Plaid, Sweet and Hot in Harlem. Waterfront Playhouse of Key West: Putnam County Spelling Bee, Urinetown, Reefer Madness, Naked Boys Singing, Musical of Musicals, The Full Monty, The Drowsy Chaperone and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. National Tours: Peter Pan with Cathy Rigby, Heartstrings, 1989; the world premieres of Casper, The Mask, Spider-Man, Dream Machine, England. Music Director and Conductor of 2012 & 2013 Shuler Hensley High School Musical Theater Awards. LIZ CAMPBELL (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back with the Christmas Carol family again this year. Recent Alliance credits include Harmony: A New Musical, Charlotte’s Web, Next to Normal, Wizard of Oz, Into the Woods, Honk!, Disney’s Mulan, Class of 3000, Live! and Goodnight Moon. Local credits include Ragtime and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Three Sistahs, True Love Lies, Charm School, The Bluest Eye and The Syringa Tree (Horizon Theatre); It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces and Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She holds a BFA in theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie. Thanks to Rosemary and Pat. Happy holidays to all! R. LAMAR WILLIAMS (Assistant Stage Manager) is an Atlanta native. Rodney studied theatre at Florida A&M University’s Essential Theatre. His 12-year tenure at the Alliance has included stage managing Choir Boy, Bike America, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Carapace, Sammy & Me, Tennis in Nablus, The Second City: Peach Drop Stop & Roll, The Second City: Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street and Broke; and assistant stage managing Zorro: The Musical, What I Learned in Paris, August Wilson Full Circle: Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf; Doubt; Jelly’s Last Jam and the world premieres of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Women of Brewster Place, Sister Act: The Musical and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. For Sensei, JDawn, Chelsea & Solari and all humanity — “changing the world 1 play @ a time!” JODY FELDMAN (Associate Producer) began her theatre career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the assistant general manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Jody is the associate producer at the Alliance Theatre, where she started in 1991 as casting director. While at the Alliance, Jody has cast and produced more than 200 LORT B, D and TYA productions including a wide range of world premieres including The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke by Janece Shafer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney, and 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition winning plays, as well as world and regional premiere musicals such as Aida, The Color Purple, Sister Act: The Musical, Bring It On: The Musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and, most recently, Zorro. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection. SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, created local producing partnerships and has overseen regional collaborative productions as well as commercial partnerships on projects including Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. As a director, she has worked at theatres including the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern and DePaul universities, and serves as adjunct faculty with Emory University. She is the past president of the board of directors for Theatre Communications Group (the national service organization for the field), is on the artistic board of the Steinberg Charitable Trust in New York and is a trustee of Denison University. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. firstname.lastname@example.org
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This essay is written by Erin Malcolm, of Counterpane Montessori, a high school student in the Dramaturgy by Students program of the Alliance Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists. She is the winner of the Dramaturgy by Students essay contest, with the prize being her essay included in the 13/14 Christmas Carol program. The winning essay digs into one of the most memorable facets of the play — Tiny Tim’s illness — and explores children’s health issues in Dickensian London.
Running ‘medical’ debate surrounds A Christmas Carol’s most endearing character By Erin Malcolm Everyone wonders what illness Tiny Tim suffers from because it’s never named in the play A Christmas Carol. There have been many guesses as to what disease he has, but nothing is concrete. From my research, I’ve come to the conclusion that Tim had a vitamin D deficiency when he was born and it turned into a serious case of rickets. Rickets is a disease that causes bones to soften and is usually found in children. The disease is caused by a long-lasting vitamin D deficiency. Vitamin D helps the intestines absorb calcium and phosphorous, two things responsible for hardening bones. In the Victorian era, the smog was very thick and blocked out sunlight, a natural source of vitamin D. Further, breastfeeding infants was the only option and with breast milk lacking vitamin D, this led to bone deformities, slowed growth, muscle weakness and a weakened immune system. Tiny Tim definitely had a bone deformity, slowed growth and muscle weakness, but rickets does not usually end in death.
The most probable conclusion is that his weakened immune system made him more susceptible to diseases. Tiny Tim must have gotten latent tuberculosis. I assume that Tim had an inactive tuberculosis infection and because of his age and weak immune system, it became active. At that time the only treatment for rickets was a brace or crutches and tuberculosis did not have a set treatment. It’s sad when you realize Tiny Tim would have had a normal childhood if he had gotten a little more sun when he was born. Staff, Mayo Clinic. “Definition.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 01 June 2013. Web. 30 Sept. 2013. <http://www. mayoclinic.com/health/rickets /DS00813>. Frentzko, Brianna. “The Pelican KUzine.” The Pelican KUzine. N.p., 2008. Web. 30 Sept. 2013. <http://www.kfalls.k12.or.us /kuhs //KUzine / archives /dec06/victorianmedicine_bf.htm>. Staff, Mayo Clinic. “Definition.” Mayo Clinic. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 26 Jan. 2013. Web. 30 Sept. 2013. <http://www. mayoclinic.com/health/tuberculosis /DS00372/ DSECTION = symptoms>.
Tiny Tim by Alyssa Williams, age 11
Photos: Tarell Alvin McCraney (Choir Boy); Kenneth Lin (Warrior Class); Madhuri Shekar (In Love and Warcraft) and Meg Miroshnik (The Tall Girls).
KENDEDA TURNS 10 Anniversary season features new plays from old friends and 2014’s winner
The Alliance Theatre’s Hertz Stage this season is home to an epic conflagration of imagination, talent and original voices. The four-show lineup introduces Atlanta audiences to new work by some of America's brightest young playwrights — three old friends and one new one. The lineup celebrates a milestone for the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, an idea that took root 10 years ago and has grown stronger and more vibrant each season. This one-of-a-kind national competition helps student playwrights in the country's leading graduate programs make the transition to professional theatre. This year’s winner, Madhuri Shekar, comes from the University of Southern California. The Alliance welcomes back Meg Miroshnik (The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, 2012), Tarell Alvin McCraney (In the Red and Brown Water, 2008) and Kenneth Lin (…,” said Said, 2006). Hertz Stage audiences have already seen McCraney's Choir Boy, a coming-of-age story about a gay young man in an all-boys private prep school for African-Americans, and Lin’s Warrior Class, a political thriller about a charismatic Asian-American Republican with ex-girlfriend trouble. Still to come: • In Love and Warcraft. Jan. 31-Feb. 23, 2014. Evie, a master of relationships, is the focal point in Shekar's world premiere. She has a waiting list of classmates willing to pay her top dollar to fix their relationships. How does she do it? By using the skills and tactics she learned while becoming one of the best World of Warcraft players on the planet. • The Tall Girls. March 7-30, 2014. Sometimes basketball is the only way out. Even for a girl. Even in the Dust Bowl of the 1930s. When a mysterious young man gets off the train in Poor Prairie, a few things are clear. He’s teaching at the high school, he knows the game and he has the only inflated basketball in town. Another world premiere from Miroshnik. These four writers are part of a group of 50 artists to have come through the Kendeda/ Alliance competition. The anniversary season also includes 12 readings and workshops by other alumni winners and finalists. Experiences have already included an exciting portrait of a drag family hosted by the Jungle and 570 people sobbing through a mother/daughter reunion in the face of dementia. For details, please email email@example.com or check Alliance.theatre.org for details.
discover us discover us. discover you. For the opening scene of A Christmas Carol, our director, Kenny Leon, instructed us to walk down the aisle and greet the members of the audience. I was scared. I was intimidated. I was only shaking someone’s hand, but it was a stranger’s hand and I was young. I mean yes, I could get onstage with hundreds of eyes watching my every move, but the idea of greeting a stranger was paralyzing. Finally, during our eighth show I worked up the nerve. I walked up to a gentleman and reached out to shake his hand. He smiled and indicated to me that he didn’t have a right hand but gently embraced my arm with his left hand and warmly thanked me for greeting him. I realized my simple attempt to follow a direction meant a great deal to the gentleman. I learned everyone needs a warm smile and someone who is willing to exchange a simple embrace.
— Kenzie Biggins Cast member, A Christmas Carol in 1993 and daughter of Alliance Theatre Advisory Board member Veronica Biggins
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annual fund Mr. & Mrs. William B. Ney St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church Deanna Nowell Jennifer O’Dell Arthur Orekyeh Leonard Pallats Ms. Dorothy M. B. Palmer Charlie Paparelli J. Anthony Paredes & Alleen Deutsch Ms. Linda Patton John & Jana Payan Mike Peck Dr. & Mrs. Mark Pentecost Jr. Sophia Brothers Peterman Clive Phillips Barbara & Marty Pollock Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Pollock Mr. & Mrs. Dameon Pope Melissa D. Preston CPA P.C. Kiplyn Primus Mr. & Mrs. Morris Purcel Henry & Celia Quillian Kevin Rae Ratonyi Family Philanthropic Fund Joan Rearick Judith Reece Dr. Cecil Reeves & Mr. Alonzo Daniel, Jr. Lois & Don Reitzes Ed & Sandy Rhein Dr. Hayward & Janice Richardson Ted J. Rikard Miss Lillie M. Robbins Sherika Robbins Maya Robinson Janet Roorbach Amy Jeanne Rosenberg Schwartz Teresa Roseborough Alexandra S. Ryan John A. Sabine Brian Sallee Ms. Clarelle Sauls Dr. & Mrs. Robert Schultz Marlene & Bill Schwartz Stanley & Georgia Segal Edna R. Sell Mr. Thomas C. Shelton Beverly Shlapak Ms. Debra Shoaf The Shockley Family Bob & Jeanne Shulman Catlainn Sionean Fred B. Smith Kathy Smith Shawn O. Smith Alec & Donna Smythe Michael Sobel Hassie Solomon Mr. & Mrs. Steven Spillers Barry Spurlock Heather Statham Marilyn & Mickey Steinberg Mr. & Mrs. Michael P. Stevens Eleanor & Jed Stewart Meredith L. Stewart Esther & Jim Stokes Terry L. Stout Helaine & Richard Sugarman Ms. Susan Swanner Faye R. Tate Leslie Taylor & David Pratt Sheryl Taylor Johnie L. Teague Sandra & Gregory Terry Mr. & Mrs. Steve Thomas Mr. Richard Thomas Mr. Kevin Todd William Tompkins Matthew Tracy Dean & Amanda Trevelino
Dana Turner Ryan Van Meter Ms. Stephanie Van Parys & Mr. Robert A. Cleveland Ms. Marsha Vanderford & Mr. David Carter Valerie Vanderlip Mr. & Mrs. Wayne R. Vason Marjorie Vizethann Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Wakefield Gilbert & Genette Waldman Jamila Walker Mr. & Mrs. Fredrick Wallace John T. & Patricia Walsh Dara Wassersug June Weis Drs. Sally A. West & Daniel Pollock Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Wheeler Sadie Whitmore Mack Wilbourn & Casandra Harmon Mrs. Charlotte Wilen Don Williams Ms. Sharon Sue Williams Dr. Wayman Duane Williams Willis Clinic Joyce Smith Wilson Kiki Wilson Jorn Winter WMLB, AM 1690 Honey & Howard Workman Cassandra Worthy Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Young Charles A. Zuver
$150 - $249 Mr. & Mrs. Henry Abelman Janet Abercrombie Mr. Mark Abner Mr. & Mrs. Alfred G. Adams, Jr. Lucy Ackert & Bryan Church James & Pat Adair JoAnna Adang The Agulue Family Jennifer Aiello Connor The Law Offices of William A. Alexander, P.C. M. Alisa Allison Dr. & Mrs. Robert Alpern Linda Anderson Pam Anderson Robin Andrews Mr. & Ms. Michele Aquino Gaytra Arnold Mary Allen Arnold Sarah Asher Cynthia Atkins Atlanta Workshop Players Steve & Kanika Bailey Margaret Baldwin & Paul Pendergrass James Ball Derrick Banks Matthew Ware & Noreen Banks-Ware Jack & Helga Beam Patty Beem Sherra Bell Mr. & Mrs. Peter Benoit Bruce Berman, Metro Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Bernardino Michael C. Berndt Patrick Binienda In Memory Of Randell Blair Nancy & Donald Bliwise Peter B. Bloland & Martha M. Walsh Blue Marble Media Rob & Suzanne Boas Ms. Karstin Bodell & Mr. Dirk Swanson Neil Boggess
Vanessa Boyce George & Monica Bozonier, Jr. Mr. Thom Braswell Maurice J. Breton II Julia Breuer The Briggs Family Susan C. Briss Tyrone Brito Miriam Brodkin Dr. Harold J. Brody Merv & Schan Brown Neysa Brown Shannon Brown Susan Brown Alicia M. Bryan Benjamin Bryan Tirzah Buie Richard H. Burgin Tracy Burke Dr. Rebecca E. Burnett & Mr. William L. Jeffries Birgit Smith Burton Armetrice Cabine Mr. & Mrs. David Calhoun Asher Caliss Robert Callner Joseph Cantwell Mr. & Mrs. John & Sue Carter Yvette Caslin Mr. & Mrs. Greg Cessna Mr. Kenneth Chadwick Al, Linda & Mark Chatman Dr. Kimberly Christmas Garian Clark Sean Clark Charles & Lisa Clopton Stewart Cobb & Karen Paulk Cohen Charitable Foundation Inc. Elaine Cole Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Dr. Doyt & Gracia Conn Charles & Annette Cook David & Jean Cooper Bill Cordrey Mrs. Pamela Corvelli Mr. & Mrs Steven Coulange Keith Cowne Ms. Katy Crane Anne Crawford, Ph.D & Barbara Thomason, Ph.D Elizabeth Crew Marvette Critney Fred Cummings Glenn DaCruz Darin Dalton Deb Daly Dan & Roxana Dan Mr. & Mrs. John Dark Antoinette Datoc Freelance Writing & Editing Celeste Davis Joseph T. Davis Kristin Davis Leslie Sheree Davis Ms. Oscar Faye Davis Judith Day Mr. & Mrs. Bryan DeHart Mr. & Mrs. Phillip M. Dial Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Dickerson Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Dierdorff Mr. & Mrs. Paul Dimmick Ray Dingledine David DiPietro The Dixon Family Mrs. Deborah F. Dolinsky Megan Donecker Mr. & Mrs. John Donegan Holly Donovan Steve & Kim Dorough Malcolm Dotson
annual fund Mr. & Mrs. Barry Dunlap Mitch & Jane Durham Mark Eagle Larhonda Earnest Laura Eaton Kenneth Edel Arlene Edwards Kathleen Edwards Gary & Elaine Elder Andy Ellise Ms. Lela Emanuel Mr. & Mrs. Edward Erbesfield Kevin Esch Carolyn Evans Mr. & Mrs. David Evans Bethsaida Everette Ms. Trudy Farkas Amy Ferguson Dr. & Mrs. Stanley Fineman Stella & Stan Firestone Rand Fisher Ulysses Fisher Meghan Fitzgerald John & Lisa Fleming Russell Flett Kimberly Fobas Emebet Foster Karen Foster Mr. & Mrs. Steven E. Fox Sara & Robert Franco Dr. & Mrs. Frank Franklin Keith Franklin Jenifer Frankiewicz & Alexander Nigh Steve & Terry Franzen Sarina Freedland Steve & Peggy Freedman Homer S. French Baerbel Freudenthaler Dr. & Mrs. Julian F. Fuerst Betty F. Furst Kamieka Gabriel Mr. & Mrs. Radu Gadidov Mr. Daniel Gaetan & Mr. Shay Nichols Dr. Edward & Mrs. Margaret Gainer Andrew Gaines Dr. Juarlyn Gaiter Mr. & Mrs. Neil Galanti Nathasha E. Gamboa Jill Gapper Kathy Garber Drs. Stephen & Marianne Garber Adam Garcia McCarthy Bruce & Shelley Gaynes Amy Gaynor Alexander Gdalevich The George Family Derrick & Rachel Gervin Nathaniel Gesualdo Lisa Giblin Tom & Regina Gilbert Billie Gill-Chestnut Sander & Marina Gilman Misty B. Gilmore Joseph F. Giordano Gina V. Designs Nelson J. & Linda P. Gold Sandy Goldman Dr. & Mrs. Martin I. Goldstein Dr. Richard Goodjoin Valarie Gordon Mrs. Alicia Goren Boyd Gossett Ms. Debora Lynn Gowans & Ms. Renee Blye Marcus Graham Mr. & Mrs. Mark Granger Mr. & Mrs. Karon Graves Mr. Ronald Grawert
L. Sheridan Green Suzy & Greg Greenfield Lantze & Crystal Grissette Edward & Erika Gross Bob & Bea Grossman Steven Grosswald Che Guevara Carol Gunter Mr. & Mrs. Mark Gustafson Christopher Guyer Michael & Nancy Haas Tenagne Habte-Mitchell Ms. Ruth Hackner David Hall Melinda S. Hamm FeFe Handy Rev. Kevvin Joel Hankins Suzanne L. Harkness Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Harrell Mr. Hugh C. Harris, D.M.D. Katie Harris, State Farm George Hart Mr. & Mrs. Larry Hart JD & Teresa Hatten Lisa Haughey Mr. & Mrs. Mark Haughland Sarah Hawbecker & William Fuller Elizabeth Hawk Anne E. Hayden Donald & Melissa Hayes Greg Haygood Regina Haynes Sue Heavlin David & Tasha Hefner Joyce Hekman Brett & Kimberly Hellenga Aleigha Henderson-Rosser Larry & Diane Hendrix Dawn Hereth Vonda K. Hester Edgar Hickman Chauntina Hill Kelly Hill Mr. & Mrs. Doug Honabach Dr. Charles & Winnie Hoover Chip & Maureen Horwath Ms. Lynda W. Houser Deborah Hubert Adrienne Hudson Mr. & Mrs. Albert W. Hughes, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. George Hurgeton Intellectual Capital Consulting, Inc. Megan Ireland Holly Jackson Dawn James Judy Jameson Rebecca Jarvis Bryan Jeffords Denise E. Jennings Reid Jensen & Elizabeth Saliers Crystal Johnson Eric & Carol Johnson Ms. Erin Johnson John Johnson & Shannon LaCava Ms. Nancy F. Johnson Tiffany Johnson Carol F. Jones Ms. Guinevere Jones Lee & Alyse Jones Zakiya A. Warfield Jones Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Juliano Mr. & Mrs. Gert Kampfer Julie Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Chris Kapsimalis Nadine Joy Kaslow Dr. M. Shannon Keckler Carolyn & Murl Dirksen Mark Keiser Ms. Jacquel Kelly William Kendall
Pamela Kendrick Ms. Sherry Kendrick Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Kenna Dr. Roby Kerr Annette & Paul Kersting Mr. & Mrs. Robert Khoury Robert & Jane Kibler Maureen Kiely Garvin Kilpatrick James & Karol Kimmell Ken & Susan Kincaid Adam Kintner Keira Kirby Bob Knapp Mr. & Mrs. Gary Knight Anne Koenig Stuart Krauss Brian & Carrie Kurlander Chuck & Jean Larsen Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer Charles Leahy Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Lesesne Michael Levison David Levitan Beth Levy Dr. Fulton D. Lewis III Joyce Lewis Karen Lightfoot Jeanne & Michael Lipsitt Amie Locicero Alan Greenberg & Judith Lomas Virginia Longino Mr. & Mrs. Christopher Longo Joyce & Larry Lowenstein Judith Lyon & Ron Bloom Meg Lyon Tom Mahaffey Diane Mahood Andrew Maliszewski Mr. & Mrs. David Mann Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Marks Deborah Martin Graham H. Martin Mr. & Mrs. Massey Renita Mathis Dr. & Mrs. Donald C. Maxwell Melissa Mayaudon Kerry McArdle Terry & Elaine McClean Carol McClendon & Sandra Waller Velda McCoy Mr. & Mrs. James McCurry Craig & Jackie McGhee Kelly McGonigle David McKinney Teleasa McLeod Ms. Blye H. McSweeney Stephen Meissen Laura E. Meyers Mr. & Mrs. Greg Michael Rebecca Mick & Michael Wakefield Dr. Verle & Virginia Mickish Dallas & Panina Miller Joan Miller Rev. & Mrs. L. A. Miller, Jr. La Tonya Miller Scott Miller Sylvia Miller Mr. & Mrs. Brent Mills Mrs. Ruth Mirsky Lynn Monsalvatge Michaelangelo Monteleone N. Eileen Moon Traron Moore Betty & Jean Mori Mr. & Mrs. David Morris Vicki & Steve Morris Darlene Morrow Monica Morse Priscilla & Robert Mucklow
annual fund Mr. & Mrs. Lyndon Mueller Akshaya Murlidhar Margaret H. Murphy Ms. Sally Murray Stella G. Murray Winfield Ward Murray DeLisa M. Nelson Patrick & Jacqueline Nelson Michele Nesmith Mr. J. Paul Newell & Ms. Susan A. Andresen The Nichols Family Dr. & Mrs. Francis P. Noe Stuart & Fiona Norris Mary Emily Oâ€™Bradovich Dr. Margaret Offermann & Dr. Russell Medford Ms. Cele Ogawa Trina Olidge Deborah Olson M. Olson & M. Davis Mr. & Mrs. Michael Orr Darrell Ortiz Jim & Theresa Otto Linda Outlaw Ada & Takia Owens Willie Mae Oyogoa Tammy Page Hal & Sandra Paisant William Parker Charlotte Parks Gina Parks Leonard Paskevich Cristina C. Pastore Mr. & Mrs. Darvin Patterson Steve M. Peck Dr. Jesse R. Peel, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth C. Pell Lynda Penn Sandy Perez-Ochoa Millicent Person Dana Persons Lori & Jonathan Peterson Regina Pettus Marc & Jean Pickard Mr. & Mrs. James M. Poe Mr. Gerald Polk Allen & Susan Potter Poly & Morrie Potter Keri Powell Ms. Carmen Prater Tamiko Price Kathy Prieto Bonnie J. Pritts Heather Pryor Elizabeth Ralston McGowan Raymond Rampersad Lesley Ramsey Haazim Rashed Scott Ratchick Robyn Rau Melissa & Robert Reed Denise Reese Mary Kate Reese Gray Reeves Beverly Reid Patrick Reid & Blaine Peters Jessica C. Reis Dr. & Mrs. Martin L. Reish Resta Daniels Management LLC Mr. & Mrs. Jean-Paul Richard Dionne Richardson Ms. Reginia J. Riffey Mr. & Mrs. David Rivera Kaaren D.A. Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Rod Robinson Mr. & Mrs. Sidney Rodbell Gloria J. Rodgers Swanzetta Rogers Ann Rollins & James Josie
Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Ken Ross Dale Royal Vanessa L. Rush Gwen Russell Green Raquel Sabogal Ken Sadeckas Fred & Carol Salmons Gail Sanders Webb Sanders Mary Santos Jane & Rein Saral Milton & Virginia Saul Mr. & Mrs. Peter Savitz Dr. Debra F. Saxe Mr. & Mrs. Steve Schaefer Mr. & Mrs. Michael Schatz Ginger Schlanger Sheldon Schlegman Bill & Rita Schnitzer Robert Schuler Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Kirk Seaman In honor of Donna Seaman Onnye Jean Sears Bennie & Yvonne Shaw Kathleen Sheehan Asha Shekaran Ms. Jacqueline R. Sherman Anandi Sheth Mr. & Mrs. Irving Shlesinger Yvonne & Warren Shore Jeanne Shorthouse Mr. & Mrs. Charles Sides Mr. Gary Siepser Mr. & Mrs. Howard L. Silvermintz Alison & Grant Smith David Smith & Katrina Ferguson Smith Vanessa & Dwayne Smith Kristofer Smith Peter Smith Lori Solvason Robbie Speer Richard & Ashley Spellman Robert Spurry Amy Steelman Sally & Albert Steentjes Frances Stephens Thomas A. Stevens Deborah Stone Mr. & Mrs. Kenard G. Strauss Andrea Strickland & N. Jerold Cohen Justin Strom Karen & Harry Strothers Mr. Sean P. Sullivan & Dr. Alicia A. Diaz Jacqueline Sulton Rhonda Summers Ms. Inez L. Sydow On behalf of the Taco Tuesday Group Mr. Alan Taylor Arlene & David Taylor Sandy & Tom Teepen Ms. Stefanie Temme-Bapat Carliss Terry Beverly D. Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Thomas, Jr. Mrs. Marie J. Thomas Mrs. Choyce Thompson Donald Thompson Mr. Dwight A. Thompson Kara Thompson Steve Thorne Jayne Thraen The Tierney Family Time Space Organization G. Morgan Timmis Scott Tjaden
Cynthia Tolman Ronald & Kathy Tomajko Joseph Tompkins & Jackalie Blue Mr. & Mrs. William H. Townsend Tri-City Realty Ms. Ossie S. Tuggle Linda Tunstall Joyce Turk Linda Turner-Dash Lucille Ball-Varnado Mr. & Mrs. Jerel Verner Shawn Verrill Mike & Susie Voynich Mr. & Mrs. James Wagner Kathleen Walden Josi R. Waldschuetz Mr. & Mrs. Derek Walker Alexandra Ward Matthew & Elizabeth Washburn Marie Y. Watson, Esq. George & Nancy Ways Anne & Price Weaver Diane Weber Jeff Weiland Mr. John R. West & Dr. Cindy A. Stiles Mr. & Mrs. John Whitcomb In honor of Calvin A. White Odetta White Adrienne Davis Whitehead Chris Whitlock Mr. & Mrs. George A. Wieder Mr. & Mrs. Kirt Wightman Ms. Audrey J. Wigman Ms. Suzanne C. Wilhide Ms. Freda Wilkins David M. Wilkinson Jeremy P. Williams Howard & Lee Williams Polly Williams Mr. & Mrs. Richard Williams Barbara B. Wilson Melanie Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Williams Shirrell Wilson Andrea Wimbush Ms. Carolyn Wingfield Janet Winkler Dr. & Mrs. Jonathan D. Winner Bob & Sheryl Winton Dorie & Jodie Wirtz Penny Hamond-Wolk & Jerry Wolk Alice & Blake Wood Mr. & Mrs. James M. Wood III Katie Worden Mr. Steven Yarmowich Kyle & Larry Young Nancy Young Dr. & Mrs. Feroze A. Yusufji Hannah Zeldin Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan Ziglar * Deceased
annual fund Legacy Society The following are members of the Legacy Society who are ensuring the future strength of the Alliance Theatre through planned gifts to benefit the Theatre. The Legacy Society is the special recognition group for those who have included the Theatre or any component of the Woodruff Arts Center in their estate plans. For more information about making a planned gift to benefit the Alliance Theatre, contact Maya Robinson, Major Contributions Manager at 404.733.4710 or firstname.lastname@example.org Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Betty Blondeau-Russell Jim & Anne Breedlove Ezra Cohen Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft, III Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Laura & John Hardman
Glen E. & Nancy Hesler P.J. Younglove Hovey William C. Hyde Virginia Vann & Ken Large Mr. & Mrs. John Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. John McColskey Phil & Caroline Moïse Jan Pomerantz Helen M. Regenstein Bob & Margaret Reiser
Neal & Tricia Schachtel Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Shelton, III Jane E. Shivers Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Rick & Terri Western Ramona & Ben White Lynne Winship
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The Coca-Cola Company Equifax, Inc. Federated Department Stores Inc. GE Energy Home Depot Foundation IBM Corporation JPMorgan Chase Kimberly-Clark Foundation Macy’s Foundation McDonald’s Corporation Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
Microsoft Corporation NDCHealth Norfolk Southern Corporation Prudential Financial Sprint SunTrust Foundation Time Warner, Inc. UPS Verizon Corporation Yahoo!
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The Woodruff Circle
The Woodruff Arts Center and our four artistic partners – the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences – rely on the generosity of those donors whose support extends to all parts of our organization. The members of The Woodruff Circle each contributed more than $250,000 to our efforts last year. We are deeply grateful to these 34 partners who help to ensure that the arts thrive in our city. $1,000,000+
$500,000 - $999,999
$250,000 - $499,999
Yolandra & Joseph Alexander Gordon W. Bailey Debrah & Harris Feinn Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Goizueta Foundation Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Pamela & Douglass Selby Margaretta Taylor Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center (3) AT&T Bank of America Charitable Foundation Pamela & Oliver Cobb The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Equifax, Inc. & Employees Fulton County Arts Council The Home Depot Foundation Sarah & Jim Kennedy
PNC PwC, Partners & Employees The Rich Foundation, Inc. Mrs. William A. Schwartz SunTrust Foundation, SunTrust Bank Employees and The SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Florence C. & Harry L. English Memorial Fund and Greene-Sawtell Foundation UPS Zeist Foundation, Inc. Donations made from June 1, 2012- May 31, 2013
The Patron Circle
Each year The Woodruff Arts Center raises critical dollars in support of the organization’s day-to-day operations through the Annual Campaign. The Patron Circle contributors helped us exceed a $9.2 million goal, ensuring that our artistic partners can continue to bring the best in visual and performing arts, as well as arts education, to millions of people in the years ahead. $500,000+
The Coca-Cola Company* Georgia Power Foundation, Inc.*
AT&T The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Deloitte, its Partners & Employees* Equifax Inc. & Employees Ernst & Young, Partners & Employees The Sara Giles Moore Foundation SunTrust Foundation, SunTrust Bank Employees and The SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Florence C. & Harry L. English Memorial Fund and Greene-Sawtell Foundation*
Alston & Bird LLP Jones Day Foundation & Employees KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees The Rich Foundation, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Wells Fargo
$300,000+ Cox Interests Atlanta Journal-Constitution, James M. Cox Foundation, Cox Radio Group Atlanta, WSB-TV The Hon. Anne Cox Chambers* The Home Depot Foundation PwC, Partners & Employees UPS*
$100,000+ AGL Resources Inc. Bank of America Delta Air Lines, Inc. Invesco Ltd. Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend
Goodwin Group The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Novelis Inc. Regions Financial Corporation* RockTenn Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund
Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglas Ivester JPMorgan Chase & Co. The Klaus Family Foundation The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Norfolk Southern Foundation Printpack Inc./The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe Patty & Doug Reid Family Foundation SCANA Energy Southwire Company United Distributors, Inc. Waffle House, Inc. Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund Yancey Bros. Co.
A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center Crawford & Company Frank Jackson Sandy Springs Toyota and Scion Holder Construction Company NCR Foundation PNC Foundation The Primerica Foundation Southwest Airlines Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. Zeist Foundation, Inc.
ACE Charitable Foundation Acuity Brands, Inc. Aflac, Inc. AIG Alvarez & Marsal Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Assurant Specialty Property The Partners & Employees of Atlanta Equity Investors Atlanta Marriott Marquis Juanita Powell Baranco Anna & Ed Bastian Susan R. Bell & Patrick M. Morris Laura & Stan Blackburn The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Nancy & Kenny Blank The Boston Consulting Group W. Paul Bowers Catherine S. & J. Bradford Branch Bryan Cave LLP Camp-Younts Foundation Center Family Foundation Mr. Charles Center Mr. & Mrs. Fred Halperin Ms. Charlene Berman The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. CIGNA Foundation Cisco The Correll Family Foundation The Cousins Foundation, Inc. Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Suzie & Randy Donaldson Mike Donnelly Fifth Third Bank Ford & Harrison LLP Frazier & Deeter, CPA Gas South, LLC Genuine Parts Company Golden Peanut Company Harland Clarke Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes IBM ICS Contract Services, LLC
King & Spalding Partners & Employees The Marcus Foundation, Inc.* Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc. The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund $75,000+
$35,000+ Chick-fil-A Foundation CSX The Imlay Foundation, Inc. Infor Global Solutions IntercontinentalExchange Sarah & Jim Kennedy Newell Rubbermaid Troutman Sanders LLP Verizon $25,000+ A Friend of The Woodruff Arts Center, In Honor of Virginia A. Hepner Atlanta Foundation Balch & Bingham Julie & Jim Balloun Lisa & Joe Bankoff BB&T Corporation The Connolly Family Foundation Cousins Properties Foundation First Data Corporation John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III Georgia Natural Gas Georgia-Pacific Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund GMT Capital Corporation Greenberg Traurig, LLP The Howell Fund, Inc.*
Jenny & Phil Jacobs Jamestown Properties Lou Brown Jewell Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Ingrid Saunders Jones Jones Lang LaSalle JPMorgan Chase, Atlanta Philip I. Kent Foundation Kimberly-Clark Kurt P. Kuehn & Cheryl Davis Lanier Parking Solutions Blanche Lipscomb Foundation, Inc. Livingston Foundation, Inc. Karole & John Lloyd Macy’s Foundation The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Mohawk Industries, Inc. & Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Boykin Nonami Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky Vicki & John Palmer Mr. & Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation, Inc. Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. Post Properties, Inc. Jane & Joe Prendergast Mary & Craig Ramsey/Accenture The H. English Ermine Cater Robinson Foundation Mr. & Mrs. William H. Rogers, Jr. Russell Reynolds Louise Sams & Jerome Grilhot Selig Enterprises, Inc./The Selig Foundation Seyfarth Shaw LLP Mr. & Mrs. Richard D. Shirk Smith & Howard Karen & John Spiegel State Bank & Trust Company Superior Essex Inc. Mr. G. Kimbrough Taylor Taylor Consulting Group, Inc. Taylor English Duma LLP Tishman Speyer Properties Towers Watson Trimont Real Estate Advisors, Inc. Sue & John Wieland Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP Mr. & Mrs. James B. Williams Carla & Leonard Wood The Xerox Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Yellowlees *Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donor Donations for the Annual Campaign from June 1, 2012- May 31, 2013
alliance theatre staff Artistic
Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth . . . . . . . . . . Rosemary Newcott Associate Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Feldman Director of New Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . Celise Kalke Playwright in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage Community Engagement Manager . . . . . . Michael Winn Artistic Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Moskowitz Artistic Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Kleypas Literary Interns . . . . . . . . . . . Levi Jelks, Emily Kelly
Director of Educational Programs . . . Christopher Moses Director, Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists . . . . . . . . . . . Michele Mummert Education Coordinator & Producer of Drama Camps . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Education Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Jones Theatre for the Very Young Coordinator . . . . Olivia Aston Resident Artist in Education . . . . . . . Patrick McColery Resident Teaching Artists . . . . Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Valetta Anderson Teen Programs Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Project Coordinator, Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists . . . . . . . . . . Mary Alice Nichols Education Communications Manager . . . . . . . . J. Noble Education Sales and Customer Service . . . . Nicole Kang Teaching Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ricardo Aponte, Olivia Aston, Sharon Brewer, Katie Grace Brown, Daniel Brown, Kristin Calvert, Sarah Lancaster Cave, Jaehn Clare, Steve Coulter, Jessica De Maria, John Doyle, Sharon Foote, Polly Garcia, Allison Gardner, Kimberly Geter, Trevor Goble, Neeley Gossett, Garrett Gray, Terry Guest, Holly Godwin, Al Hamacher, Amy Handler, Michele Hazard, BJ Hughes, John Jaramillio, Rachel Jones, LeeAnna Lambert, Amy Lucas, Barry Stewart Mann, Bryan Mercer, Marcie Millard Tracy V. Moore, Claire Ritzler, Diany Rodriquez, Kirk Seaman, Linda Sherbert, Sheri Mann Stewart,
Production Management Costumes
Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . Carol Hammond Design Assistants . . . . . . English Benning, Lea Preston Drapers . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Stitchers/First Hands . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Maegan Robinson, Emily Wille Wardrobe . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Scottie Rowell, Niki Traxler, Alexandra Matthews Wigs . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing, Rob Navarre Design Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew
Electrics Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pete Shinn Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . Steve Jordan, Steven Love, Jenn Trippe Additional Electricians . . . . . Heather Pynne, Tara O’Neill, Dylan Phillips, Scott Ross
Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Elliott Master Artisan . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Properties Buyer/Artisan . . . . . . . . Heather Schroeder Properties Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich Additional Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Lyons Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Kier Shop Foreman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, Erin Canfield, Jonathan Fries, Michael Lyons Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna Engelmann
Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . Brian Shively Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Manager of Information Resources . . . . . . . Jim Hubbert Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Bradford Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna Harris
Director of Development . . . . . Kristin Hathaway Hansen Corporate Relations Officer . . . . . . . . . . . Paige Smith Major Contributions Manager . . . . . . . . Maya Robinson Special Events & Board Coordinator . . . . . . Bryan Saxon Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Levenberg Development Coordinator . . . . . . . Janet Abercrombie Development Volunteer . . . . . . . . . . Elaine Hentschel
Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Sayers Brand Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Tanner Communications Manager . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Online Marketing Manager . . . . . . . . . . . John Maley Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Talia Bromstad Marketing Volunteer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Vann Group Services Coordinators . . . . . . . . Celeste Mercer, Kate McNeely Patron Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shana Orr Marketing Communications Coordinator . . . Holland Baird House Managers . . . Olivia Aston, Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Kate McNeely, Ken McNeil, Margo Moskowitz, Lynn Vatter Assistant Manager Season Tickets . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Senior Ticket Agents . . . . . . . Chad Martin, Ken McNeil
Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . Victor W. Smith
Teaching Artists (cont’d) . . . . . . . . . Michael Stiggers, Shirnest Tolbert, Ebony Tucker, Jeremy Varner, Davia Weatherill, Elizabeth Wexler ArtsVibe Teen Ensemble . . . Adia Barlow, Carolyn Rogan, Delly Fears, Dori Waymer, Emily Russ, Jackie Kenny, Jaelen Tyner, Lucy Brooks, Nick O’Neill, Pedro Rios, Rachel Jordan, Shaina McLawrence, Shelby Bice, Torreke Evans, Zoe Nuhfer
lark hackshaw, Liz Campbell Alliance Assistant Stage Manager . . . . Jayson T. Waddell Hertz Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Goldstein, R. Lamar Williams Hertz Stage Manager Production Assistant . . . . Tia Herrod Stage Management Apprentices . . . . . Prenecia Brooks, Haylee Scott TYF Stage Manager . . . . . . . . Barbara Gantt O’Haley TYF Stage Management Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . Erin Sanchez Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . .
Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Simons Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Parks Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deb Maberry Additional Stagehands . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Locklear, Russell Michniak, Haylee Scott
Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Sound Engineers/Board Ops . . . . . . . . . Holly Blakely, Michelle Jarvis, Hidenori Nakajo
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Our 2013 guide to elite K-12 education in metro Atlanta By Danielle Deadwyler Traditional, new wave, diverse, student-centered, faith-based, college prep, challenging, alternative, Montessori, community, international, competitive. This isn’t a vocabulary list. These are among the terms used by metro schools to attract the attention of parents and their kids. Atlanta’s many private-school options continue to increase, each offering low student-to-teacher ratios, diverse learning environments and “unique” educational practices. We have discovered some new arrivals to add to the competitive spirit of the Atlanta prep landscape this year.
Baby steps to college prep These schools offer ongoing, congruous environments for students, providing 12 or more grade levels. College prepbased programs can range from faithbased to community-driven, depending on the qualities they seek to engender.
Their mission includes preparing children academically and socially for the challenges of a global economy. Atlanta Atlanta International School (K-12), aischool.org Pace Academy (K-12), paceacademy.org Paideia School (pre-K-12), paideiaschool.org Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (pre-K-12), hies.org Holy Spirit Preparatory School (pre-K-12), holyspiritprep.org Mount Vernon Presbyterian School (pre-K-12), mountvernonschool.org The Galloway School (pre-K-12), gallowayschool.org The Howard School (K-12), howardschool.org The Lovett School (K-12), lovett.org The Westminster Schools of Atlanta (K-12), westminster.net ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG
(Atlanta, continued) Whitefield Academy (pre-K-12), whitefieldacademy.com College Park Woodward Academy (K-12), woodward.edu Roswell/Alpharetta Eaton Academy (K-12), eatonacademy.org Mill Springs Academy (1-12), millsprings.org Norcross Greater Atlanta Christian School (K-12), greateratlantachristian.org
Nontraditional Benefits of nontraditional educational settings for some parents can include special interests, studentdirected learning, single-sex schools, boarding schools and prep schools; also an emphasis on the arts and sciences beyond school walls. Atlanta Atlanta Girls’ School (6-12), atlantagirlsschool.org Ben Franklin Academy (9-12), benfranklinacademy.org (individualized instruction/college prep) Brandon Hall School (6-12), brandonhall.org (boys only/boarding is an option)
Cliff Valley School (pre-K-8), cliffvalleyschool.org (individualized instruction) Atlanta Country Day School (7-12), atlantacountrydayschool.com (group or individualized instruction) Decatur Academe of the Oaks (9-12), academeatlanta.org (individualized instruction/college prep Waldorf method) The Waldorf School of Atlanta (pre-K-8), waldorfatlanta.org (individualized instruction/Waldorf method) Arbor Montessori (pre-K-8), arbormontessori.org (Montessori/ whole-child development) Sudbury School of Atlanta (ages 4-15), www.sudburyschoolofatlanta.org (Multi-age, democratic community) Roswell/Alpharetta Chrysalis Experiential Academy (6-12), chrysalisexp.org (experiential education) High Meadows School (pre-K-8), highmeadows.org (children grouped by ability, not numerical age)
Faith-based These options include Catholic, Jewish, Quaker, Islamic and
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nondenominational Christian schools and welcome all students. Atlanta Blessed Trinity Catholic High School (9-12), btcatholic.org Christ the King School (K-8), christking.org (Catholic) Marist School (7-12), marist.com (Catholic) Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School (pre-K-8), olaschool.org St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School (K-8), saintjude.net St. Martin’s Episcopal School (pre-K-8), stmartinschool.org St. Pius X Catholic High School (9-12), spx.org Sophia Academy (pre-K-9), sophiaacademy.org (Christian) The Heiskell School (pre-K-8), heiskell.net (Christian) Epstein School (preK-8), epsteinatlanta.org (Jewish) Greenfield Hebrew Academy (pre-K-8), ghacademy.org The Weber School (9-12), weberschool.org (Jewish) Mohammed Schools of Atlanta (preK-12), mohammedschools.org (Islamic) Davis Academy (pre-K-8), davisacademy.org (Jewish) Decatur St. Thomas More Catholic School (K-8), stmga.org The Friends School of Atlanta (pre-K-8), friendsschoolatlanta.org (Quaker)
Hapeville St. John the Evangelist Catholic School (preK-8), sjecs.org Roswell/Alpharetta ILM Academy (pre-K-8), ilm-academy.com (Islamic) Doraville Yeshiva Atlanta (9-12), yeshivaatlanta.org (Orthodox Jewish)
Special needs These schools combine empathy, therapy and special expertise to enhance and support students and their families. Children with learning challenges or disabilities like Asperger’s, ADHD, dyslexia, hearing/speech impediments or emotional issues may thrive in this kind of environment. Atlanta Cumberland Academy of GA (4-12), cumberlandacademy.org Orion Alternative School (K-12), rcsd.k12.ca.us/orion Roswell/Alpharetta The Cottage School (6-12), cottageschool.org Porter Academy (pre-K-8) porteracademy.org Swift School (1-7), swiftschool.com
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