Page 1

Recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award®

October 5–28, 2012 Series on the Hertz Stage


contents

features 8 Apples & Oranges

Real-life brother-and-sister story brings playwright Alfred Uhry back to his hometown.

10 Celebrating the Adaptor

Program note by Celise Kalke.

the performance 13 Program and Notes

4

EncoreAtlantA.com

departments 7 19 20 22 24 30

Between Us About the Alliance Theatre Board of Directors Sponsors Annual Fund Staff


publisher/sales Sherry Madigan White 404.459.4128 sherry.white@encoreatlanta.com vp of creative/chief storyteller

Kristi Casey Sanders kristi@encoreatlanta.com creative director

Jenny Schisler Hinely jenny@encoreatlanta.com managing editor Kathy Janich kathy@encoreatlanta.com graphic designer Anna Aguiar anna.harrell@encoreatlanta.com production/marketing assistant Sophia Chin sophia.chin@encoreatlanta.com contributing writer

Celise Kalke ALLIANCE THEATRE publication editor Alicia Quirk program notes editor Celise Kalke

account executive

Thomas Pinckney 404.459.4127 thomas.pinckney@encoreatlanta.com senior national accounts manager

Sandra Ourusoff 212.260.4883 marketing associate

Stephanie Smith stephanie.smith@encoreatlanta.com ENCORE ATLANTA is published monthly by Atlanta Metropolitan Publishing Inc. Tom Casey Diane Casey controller Suzzie Gilham vp of sales and marketing Evan Casey chief administrative officer Claudia Madigan director of marketing Lisa Kraus Gardner president

chairperson

180 Allen Road NE, Suite 200 North Atlanta, GA 30328 Phone 404.843.9800 Fax 404.843.9070 www.encoreatlanta.com Copyright 2012 AMP Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is strictly prohibited. Encore Atlanta is a registered publication of AMP Inc. The publisher shall not be liable for failure to publish an ad, for typographical errors or errors in publication. Publisher reserves the right to refuse any advertising for any reason and to alter advertising copy or graphics deemed unacceptable for publication.


between us

Sometimes something wonderful comes from pure chance. It was spring of 2011, and I was in New York on a project with a free Monday night.  I ended up at a new play reading at Manhattan Theatre Club — and I ended up as a near theatre stalker, with Alfred Uhry as my prey.  I had just heard a reading of Carl's Sister, Uhry's exquisite adaptation of Marie Brenner’s beautiful book Apples and Oranges, My Brother and Me, Lost and Found, and I was determined to find a way to bring the work to Atlanta.  I was also in tears.  As the little sister of an adored brother from whom I could not be more different, the piece had shaken me to my core. Alfred Uhry is an Atlantan. An Atlantan whose writing happens to have won an Oscar, a few Tonys, and a Pulitzer Prize. He is also a supremely gracious being who didn’t seem to mind the artistic director lunging through the throngs of admirers to see if there was any way his newest play could premiere in his native city. Happily, through his own commitment to this city, and the generosity of Lynne Meadow, Manhattan Theatre Club’s Artistic Director (and visionary director of the production you’re about to see), here we are. Some things are meant to be. An opportunity for the Alliance to welcome home one of its most celebrated native sons with a work of pure, deep and soul-shaking beauty seems inevitable somehow. Thank goodness for a free Monday in March and people who embrace the word “yes.” Welcome home, Mr. Uhry.

Susan V. Booth Jennings Hertz Artistic Director

alliancetheatre.org

7


Real-life brother-and-sister story brings playwright Alfred Uhry back to his hometown by kathy janich

P

laywright Alfred Uhry, a prodigious reader, once told an interviewer that “me in a bookstore is like an alcoholic going to a bar.” That book habit led to both his first professional theater project, the 1975 musical The Robber Bridegroom, from a Eudora Welty novella, and his latest, Apples & Oranges, from a memoir by author-journalist Marie Brenner. The Alliance Theatre is giving Apples & Oranges its world premiere. Audiences here know well his Driving Miss Daisy and Tony Award-winning The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Lately Uhry, 76, an Atlanta native and faithful New Yorker, took time to talk about Apples & Oranges as well as his early career with Broadway composer Frank Loesser, and his stirring and disturbing 1998 musical Parade, which played in revised form in 2007 at London’s Donmar Warehouse. What interested you in Apples & Oranges?

I heard about Marie Brenner’s book, and it sounded like something I wanted to read. Almost the next day, Lynne Meadow

8

EncoreAtlantA.com

[Artistic Director of the Manhattan Theatre Club, who directs the Alliance Production] called and asked if I’d like to turn it into a play. So I read it. I was very moved, and I immediately saw the dramatic possibilities. I was particularly drawn to the subject because it concerns the adult relationship of a brother and a sister — no other siblings in the family. I come from the same setup — one brother, one sister. The dynamics are quite different than that of two brothers or two sisters or a family with other siblings. I wanted to explore this, so I signed on. Did you know Brenner?

I didn’t know Marie when I read the book but had read and admired her work. I met her almost immediately,


and she became a friend as well as a big help. I went out to Washington state with her to see her brother’s apple orchards and to meet his friends. I learned a lot that went into my play. Why did you feel strongly about having the show’s world premiere at the Alliance?

For several reasons. I wanted to spend time in Atlanta and hang out with my family and some old friends. I have had good luck at the Hertz Theatre. The Last Night of Ballyhoo premiered there during the 1996 Olympics and went on to win the Tony Award as best play. And Driving Miss Daisy played there for a long time. I think it still holds the longevity record. And, finally, Susan Booth was at the final reading, loved the play and offered to do it. What changes did you make in your script?

A play is all dialogue. A book is not. Most of this one is descriptions and Marie’s observations. Obviously that doesn’t work on the stage. I had to reimagine it as a play. That took a while. How different is it, if it is different at all, to write for just two characters?

After quite a long struggle, I realized that I needed to write a two-character play. I had never attempted that before. I’ve done a few with three characters, Miss Daisy included. That’s easier because the two main ones have somebody else to talk to. With just two it becomes harder to keep the train on the tracks — a lot harder.

What kinds of projects attract you?

I guess I’m always interested in writing about people, as opposed to events. I wouldn’t be much good at an action thriller, but I seriously doubt if anyone would ever ask me to do that. I like variation. I enjoy doing plays, musicals and movies. I haven’t done much television, but who knows? Frank Loesser was a big influence in your career. Can you tell us about that?

When I first came to New York, I was very fortunate to sign a contract with Frank Loesser’s music publishing firm. I was strictly a lyric writer then. Frank was a master of his art. I still think Guys and Dolls is the finest musical ever written. The most important thing I learned was that every word, every syllable counts. Maybe that’s why I rework my stuff so much. When might Atlanta see the Donmar revision of Parade?

Jason [Robert] Brown and I would be delighted to have the Donmar version of Parade done in Atlanta. We were happy to have a chance to do more work on the show and, I’d say, changed about 15 percent of it for London. So, please! Somebody step right up! Kathy Janich is Encore Atlanta’s managing editor and an avowed fan of Parade. For the full interview, go to EncoreAtlanta.com. alliancetheatre.org

9


Celebrating the Adaptor

program note by celise kalke

M

arie Brenner is a woman of letters. A journalist of note, writerat-large for Vanity Fair, she covered Charles’ wedding to Diana, created a compelling portrait of the big tobacco whistle-blower that inspired the film The Insider, and documented tensions between the French Islamic community and the rest of the country. Her 2008 memoir Apples and Oranges, My Brother and Me, Lost and Found portrays her ongoing battle of wits and wills with her older brother, Carl. In an interview at the end of the book, Brenner says, “So, we fought all the time. Our mother called us apples and oranges. We were different.” But where they meet is in the process of adaptation — Carl an adaptor of apples, Marie an adaptor of experiences into words. Adaptation has a proud tradition in the world of theatre. William Shakespeare was a master of theatrical adaptation: turning early Italian novels into tragedies, Plantagenet history into the History Plays, and Celtic history into theatrical

Romance. The Greek dramatists adapted myths into dramatic structure as we know it. Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatre Club, recognized the theatrical potential of Brenner’s memoir and brought it to Alfred Uhry, recognizing between playwright and journalist a shared sensibility. Apples and Oranges... was first a book, written in the first person from Marie Brenner’s point of view. But the first person rarely can encompass dynamic and dramatic conflict, since one voice dominates the storytelling. What Alfred Uhry has done is to portray sibling rivalry as a battle of equals. Carl and Marie stand side by side, each telling their own side of the story. The result, like a new apple made from other apples, is a wonderful example of theatrical adaptation, celebrating a master apple adaptor through the gaze of a loving orange.

“Who understands more about families and their quirky mysteries than Alfred Uhry? He is a master of empathy with a pitch-perfect gauge of the heart.” — Marie Brenner, broadwayworld.com

10

EncoreAtlantA.com


ENCORE ATLANTA HAS A MEGA-CONTEST TO KICK-START YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON. ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN : • 2 tickets to Cirque du Soleil's Totem on Sunday 12/2 at 1 p.m. • $200 gift certificate for Spa Sydell • $200 gift card at Concentrics restaurants (ONE Midtown Kitchen, Two Urban Licks, Tap, The Spence or Parish) • and overnight accommodations at a swanky intown hotel.

REGISTER NOW AT ENCOREATLANTA.COM/CONTESTS Like us on Facebook for access to more arts news, contests and deals! facebook.com/encoreatlanta


ALLIANCE THEATRE Susan V. Booth, Artistic Director presents by special arrangement with MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director Barry Grove, Executive Producer The World Premiere of

Written by Alfred Uhry Based on the book by Marie Brenner Set Design by

Costume Design by

Michael Yeargan Wade Laboissonniere

Lighting Design by

Original Music & Sound Design by

Pete Shinn

Kendall Simpson

Production Stage Manager

Casting by

Alison DeSantis

Nancy Piccione

Directed by LYNNE MEADOW APPLES & ORANGES was originally commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club with funds provided by Bank of America. The Alliance Theatre's production of Apples & Oranges is the recipient of The 2012 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. Hertz Season Sponsored By

alliancetheatre.org

13


cast THERE WILL BE NO INTERMISSION in non-alphabetical order

*Tony Carlin............................................................................................ Carl *Patricia Richardson.............................................................................Marie

Tim Monich............................................................................... Dialect Coach Talya Klein.......................................................................... Assistant Director Bridget Leak................................................... Rehearsal Production Assistant Haylee Scott.................................................... Stage Management Apprentice *Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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. Cell phones and pagers are extremely disturbing and should be silenced before the performance begins. 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

Partial support for open captioning provided by the Theatre Development Fund.

14

EncoreAtlantA.com


cast TONY CARLIN (Carl) is thrilled to be making his debut at the Tony Award winning Alliance Theatre. He recently finished the run of The Best Man on Broadway with James Earl Jones and Angela Lansbury. His many other Broadway credits include: Chinglish, Good People, Time Stands Still, Lend Me a Tenor, Mary Stuart, Spring Awakening, Pygmalion, Copenhagen, Democracy, Heartbreak House, Jumpers, The Constant Wife, Joe Egg, The Heidi Chronicles and Mamma Mia! (Original Broadway Company). Off-Broadway: Stuff Happens (Public), Entertaining Mr. Sloane, (Laura Pels), Once in a Lifetime (Atlantic Theatre), Rabbit Hole (Hudson Stage). Film: The Bourne Legacy, The Nutty Professor, True Colors, Crazy People. TV: “Zero Hour,” “Royal Pains,” “Seinfeld” (Finale), “Chicago Hope,” “Star Trek Voyager.” Tony lives in Bloomfield, N.J., with his wife, actress Susan Knight and their children, Connor, 12 and Grace, 10. Proud member of Actors’ Equity and SAG/AFTRA. patricia richardson (Marie) is most known for her Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated work as the mom in “Home Improvement,” the Super Doc on Lifetime’s “Strong Medicine” or as Alan Alda’s Chief of Staff on “The West Wing.” She is happy to be back in the South making her debut at the Alliance Theatre, where she has always wanted to work. Like Marie, Pat grew up in Texas. She received her BFA in Acting from SMU around the time Marie was at U.T. Austin. Like Marie she also gravitated toward New York, and spent the next 13 years doing theater there. She received her Equity card from Arthur Laurents understudying Louise in Gypsy with Angela Lansbury. On Broadway she also did Michael Weller’s Loose Ends and Beth Henley’s The Wake of Jamie Foster. She first worked with Lynne Meadow at MTC originating the part of Elaine in The Miss Firecracker Contest. She also did plays at Playwrights Horizons, the WPA, Yale Rep, and other regional theaters before moving to LA to do a few other series before “Home

Improvement,” a bunch of other stuff, and raising three children, her finest achievement. ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the U.S. 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. In the 2012-13 season, the Alliance Theatre congratulates Actors’ Equity Association for its 100 years of service to the theatre community. Alfred Uhry (Playwright) is distinguished as the only American playwright to have won a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award and two Tony awards. Uhry began his career as a lyric writer under contract to Frank Loesser. In that capacity he made his Broadway debut in 1968 with Here’s Where I Belong. His first major success was a musical theatre adaptation of Eudora Welty’s The Robber Bridegroom, which won him his first Tony nomination. His first play, Driving Miss Daisy, won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize. The film version won the 1989 Academy Award for Best Picture, and Uhry won his own Oscar in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. Apples & Oranges is his third work to be performed at the Alliance Theatre. The first was Driving Miss Daisy, which still holds the longevity record for the theatre. The second was The Last Night of Ballyhoo, which held its world premiere here as part of the 1996 Olympics, and went on to win the 1997 Tony Award for best play. A second Tony followed two years later for the book of Parade. Uhry is at work on a new play, Divine Intervention, and a musical version of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. MARIE BRENNER (Author of Apples and Oranges, My Brother and Me, Lost and Found) Marie Brenner is an author and writer-atlarge for Vanity Fair. She has published five books, including Great Dames: What I Learned From Older Women (Crown, 2000) and the bestselling House alliancetheatre.org

15


profiles of Dreams, The Bingham Family of Louisville (Random House, 1989). She joined the staff of Vanity Fair in 1985; she has also been a contributing editor for New York magazine and The New Yorker, and has contributed articles to The New York Times Magazine and Vogue. She is the winner of six Front Page awards for her journalism and the Frank Luther Mott Kappa Tau Alpha Award for research. Her 2003 investigation of the rise of anti-Semitism in France (“France’s Scarlet Letter”) made international news. Her expose of the tobacco industry, “The Man Who Knew Too Much,” was the basis for the 1999 movie The Insider, which was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Her article “Erotomania” became the Lifetime movie Obsessed. The director Alex Gibney is developing her article “In the Kingdom of Big Sugar” for Tribeca Films. She lives in New York City. LYNNE MEADOW (Director/ Artistic Director, Manhattan Theatre Club) as Artistic Director at MTC for more than four decades, Lynne has overseen hundreds of productions and accepted every major award on behalf of MTC, including 18 Tony Awards, 47 Obies and 29 Drama Desk Awards, as well as numerous Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards. Her most recent Broadway directing credits include the Broadway premiere of Margaret Edson’s Wit (Tony nomination); Donald Margulies’ Collected Stories (Tony nomination) and The Loman Family Picnic; Charles Busch’s The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Tony nomination); Alan Ayckbourn’s Woman in Mind (Drama Desk nomination, Best Director) and A Small Family Business (Broadway); David Greig’s The American Pilot; Ron Hutchinson’s Moonlight and Magnolias (MTC, Alliance Theatre); Leslie Ayvazian’s Nine Armenians (Drama Desk nomination, best director); David Rudkin’s Ashes (The Public, Obie Award). American premieres by Marsha Norman, Simon Gray, Howard Brenton, etc. Graduate of Bryn Mawr College, attended Yale School of Drama. Other awards include the Mr. Abbott Award, Margo Jones Award, Lucille Lortel

16

EncoreAtlantA.com

Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2011 Lilly Award for Lifetime Achievement, etc. Taught at Yale, Fordham, NYU, Circle in the Square, etc. Michael yeargan (Set Design) Broadway: The Road to Mecca, That Championship Season, Seascape, The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk awards), Awake and Sing!, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Off-Broadway: The Glass Menagerie (RTC), Dinah Was. Opera: Metropolitan Opera (Otello, Ariadne and Naxos, Cosi Fan Tutti, Don Giovanni, Susanna, The Great Gatsby, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Les Contes d’ Hoffmann); NY City Opera (Norma, Madama Butterfly, Tosca, La Finta Giardiniera, Central Park). Professor of stage design, Yale School of Drama. Wade Laboissonniere (Costume Design) Broadway: The Story of My Life. Tours: Disney’s High School Musical (U.S., Australia, Spain, West End); White Christmas. Off-Broadway: Side Effects; Zanna, Don’t!; Shakepeare’s R&J. Regionally: Ford’s (Associate Artist); Shakespeare Theatre; The Kennedy Center; CenterStage; Goodspeed; Cincinnati Playhouse; Portland Center Stage; Berkshire Theatre Festival; Yale Repertory. Published: Blueprints of Fashion book series. Yale School of Drama. PETE SHINN (Lighting Design) is the Master Electrician for the Alliance Theatre. His most recent designs have been Broke, The Wizard of Oz, HONK!, Disney’s Mulan, Class of 3000 LIVE, Seussical: The Musical, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris and Glengarry Glen Ross at the Alliance; Blood Knot, Keeping Watch and A Christmas Memory for Theatrical Outfit. His previous designs have been with the Alliance Theatre (Alliance Stage and Hertz Stage), Actor’s Express, Horizon Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, George Street Playhouse and Delaware Repertory Theatre. kendall simpson (Original Music & Sound Design) has designed and composed original scores for Atlanta theaters including Georgia Shakespeare, Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Theatrical Outfit and Theater Emory. Working in film, Simpson recently scored The Promotion (2011). Other independent films include The Etiquette Man, which has received top honors


profiles at several film festivals. Television credits include scores for “Sesame Street” and Elmo DVDs. Simpson's most recent work for dance is a video, Transit, which premiered at the 2012 American Dance Festival. Other works include Papillon, premiered by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Lee Harper and Dancers. Simpson is also honored to have won two Suzi Bass awards. He currently serves as music director of the Emory Dance program. Alison deSANTIS (Production Stage Manager) NYC: Spirit Control, Ruined, Our Leading Lady, Regrets Only (Manhattan Theatre Club); John Patrick Shanley’s Storefront Church, Ethan Coen’s Happy Hour, Offices and Almost an Evening, Gabriel, Sam Shepard’s Ages of the Moon, What’s That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling, Scarcity (Atlantic Theater Company); Mike Daisey’s The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, Tony Kushner’s The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism With a Key to the Scriptures (The Public Theater); Arabian Night (Play Company); Sake With the Haiku Geisha (Gotham Stage Company). International: Fame: The Musical (Macau International Music Festival/Barkley Kalpak Associates). Regional: Three years at Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, NY. Graduate of the University of Rochester. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Jody Feldman (Associate Producer) has been the head of casting for the Alliance Theatre since 1991. She has cast more than 200 LORT B, D and TYA productions for the Alliance including a wide range of classical, contemporary and world premiere dramas and musicals. She has worked with such directors as Susan V. Booth, Kenny Leon, David H. Bell, Kent Gash, Doug Hughes, Gary Griffin, Molly Smith and Andy Blankenbuehler. Since the Alliance is a center for new play development and productions, Jody has been privileged to cast a large number of new plays including The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, Flyin’ West and Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney, and world premiere musicals such as Aida, The Color Purple, Sister Act: The Musical, and Bring It On: The Musical. Jody also serves as casting director for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company and worked as Atlanta

casting director for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Tribute in Washington, D.C., and the feature film Charming the Hearts of Men. Jody began her theatre career as an actress and then as assistant general manager at the Academy Theatre with Frank Wittow. More than anything, Jody would like to thank you for being here to share the joy of live theatre with her Alliance Theatre family. Susan V. Booth (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001. Over the past 11 seasons, she has initiated the Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, created local producing partnerships and 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 nationally 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) and is on the artistic board of the Steinberg Charitable Trust in New York. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. susan.booth@ woodruffcenter.org Manhattan Theatre Club Under the dynamic leadership of Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, and Barry Grove, Executive Producer, MTC has been in the forefront of the American theatre for more than 36 years, with productions earning 18 Tony Awards and six Pulitzer Prizes, an accomplishment

alliancetheatre.org

17


profiles unparalleled by a New York theatrical institution. Most recently, MTC produced the Broadway premieres of Venus in Fur, Wit and The Columnist. Recent MTC premieres have included Proof, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Doubt, Time Stands Still, Ruined, Good People and Rabbit Hole. MTC produces plays and musicals at its Broadway home, the Freidman Theatre, and off-Broadway at New York City Center. Since January 2011, Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Producer, has taken the lead in programming and execution offBroadway. ManhattanTheatreClub.com

Manhattan Theatre Club Staff

Artistic Director................................... Lynne Meadow Executive Producer...................................Barry Grove General Manager......................................Florie Seery Artistic Producer.............................. Mandy Greenfield Director of Artistic Development.................Jerry Patch Director of Artistic Operations..............Amy Gilkes Loe Artistic Line Producer............................. Lisa McNulty Assistant to the Artistic Director............... Nicki Hunter Director of Casting..............................Nancy Piccione Director of Development........................Lynne Randall Director of Marketing..................Debra Waxman-Pilla Director of Finance.............................. Jessica Adler Director of Human Resources.......... Stephanie Dolce Associate General Manager...................Lindsey Sag Theatre Manager/Friedman Theatre......... Jim Joseph Director of Subscriber Services....... Robert Allenberg Director of Telesales and Telefunding.......George Tetlow Director of Education.......................David Shookhoff Production Manager......................... Joshua Helman Scott Laule.............................Properties Supervisor Erin Hennessy Dean......... Costume Shop Supervisor

Synopsis The rivalry between siblings Marie and Carl Brenner, according to family legend, occurred on her first day home from the hospital, when 2-year-old Carl threw her out of a window. Or placed her gently on the grass, depending on who is storytelling. In an entertaining he-said she-said form, Apples & Oranges explores the universal question of sibling rivalry: How can two people from the same family be so different?  When Carl plunges into a medical crisis, he embroils Marie’s investigative talents honed by years of reporting and work as Vanity Fair’s writer-at-large in his need to control and understand his illness. And while on her investigation, Marie seeks to probe and understand her unique and deeply private brother.

discover us. discover you.

Members of our community respond to the work on the Alliance Stage In Apples & Oranges I rediscovered how shared hardship can overcome the Scylla & Charybdis of sibling relationships — deep-seated love and rivalry.  After spending a lifetime disagreeing and pushing each other away, Carl’s illness is the catalyst that allows Carl and Marie to redefine their relationship. Marie is able to understand his final act as one of brotherly love rather than selfishness. Rather than apples and oranges, sibling relationships are like honeycrisp apples — they can be hell to cultivate; they’re delicate and bruise easily; but when they are just right, they are the perfect fruit. — John C. Keller, Alliance Theatre Board of Directors

18

EncoreAtlantA.com


about the alliance theatre Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre remains closely tied to the cultural identity of Atlanta, growing as the city has grown. The theatre has gained national recognition and prominence as Atlanta has become a leading international city. In 1977, the Alliance merged with the Atlanta Children’s Theatre (founded in 1929) in order to include Atlanta’s youngest audiences in fully produced theatrical experiences. In 1979, the Alliance created the Theatre School (now the Acting Program and Education Department) in order to strengthen the relationship with our community. In 2007, under the leadership of Susan Booth, the Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance received the Regional Theatre Tony Award®, in recognition of sustained excellence in programming, education and community engagement. Realizing that our audience and the national field supports plays developed in Atlanta, the Alliance has created a large body of new work. The Alliance produces world premiere American musicals with a strong track record of Broadway, touring and subsequent regional productions. The theatre creates and nurtures the plays and careers of early-career playwrights through the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, providing a premiere for the winner as part of our regular season and national networking opportunities for four finalists. Locally based artists create work on a nationally watched stage, launching and sustaining Atlanta’s artistic community. Finally we create and produce original plays for young audiences at every age level: from the Collision Project, which creates opportunities for high school artists to collide with classic texts, to the groundbreaking Theatre for the Very Young, creating interactive work for infants and toddlers. The Alliance takes great pride in our multigenerational educational programming. Believing that the same excellence found on our stage must be found in our education programs, the Alliance created the Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists. A collaborative partnership between the Alliance and partner schools, the institute programs equip teachers with theatrical techniques that link directly to school curriculum, align with the Georgia Performance Standards and increase student learning. These innovative programs include GA Wolf Trap, a nationally recognized professional learning program that focuses on literacy skills for children in pre-K – 2nd grade; Dramaturgy K-12, a unique program that empowers student scholars to create research material that both informs Alliance productions and prepares their peer audiences; and Collision Plus, which takes the creativity and collaboration of the Collision Project into our high school classrooms. The Alliance also offers community education, including classes for all ages and abilities of theatre interest; and adult student productions of unproduced plays in development (working with local writers and playwrights from the National Graduate Playwriting Competition). Twice recognized by the Federal Department of Education as leaders in the field of arts education, these programs reflect the Alliance’s commitment to citywide arts access. The Alliance Theatre strives to set the highest artistic standards and create the powerful experience of shared theatre for a diverse audience. Above all else, we value excellence, pursued with integrity and creativity, and achieved through collaboration. 404.733.4650 or alliancetheatre.org http://facebook.com/AllianceTheatre

19

EncoreAtlantA.com

http://twitter.com/AllianceTheatre

alliancetheatre.org

19


board of directors Officers Board Chair Immediate Past Chair Treasurer

Victoria Palefsky Dan Reardon Patrick J. Gunning

Board of Directors Kristin R. Adams James L. Anderson Kenny Blank Mark C. Callaway Steven W. Chaddick Linda Davidson Bernice Dixon Philippa V. Ellis Daryl Evans Reade Fahs Howard L. Feinsand

Andrew Golde Virginia Hepner Lila Hertz Jocelyn J. Hunter Twyla Jackson Rosthema Viener Kastin John Keller Jim Kilberg Jeff Levy Cynthia Maloy Alan McKeon

Rita M. Anderson Kenneth L. Bernhardt Frank S. Chew Ann W. Cramer

George Goodwin Laura Hardman John Hays Mershon Helen M. Regenstein

Madelyn Adams Tracie Arnold Connie Austin Terri Bagen Candace Bell Mark Bell Barry Berlin Veronica Biggins Nancy Bistritz Melanie Boltax Sarah Robinson Borders Erin Brown Stephen Brown Donna Burchfield Catharine Burkett Susan Callaway W. Imara Canady James Cox Chambers Ron Clark Tony Conway Richard Cravey Jackie Cushman Sallie Daniel Debbie Dermer John Deushane Patricia L. Dickey

Chair: Ann W. Cramer Sally Dorsey Rosemary Magee Enid Draluck Kent Matlock Cydnee Dubrof Philip McAdoo Diane Durgin Reese McCranie Bob Eckardt S. Alan McKnight, Jr. Jo Roberson Edwards Penny McPhee Kathryn Farley Dori Miller Ellen Feinsand Dedi Mohr Valerie Ferguson Mary Moore Donna Fitzmaurice Starr Moore Barry Flink Cynthia Moreland Jay Freer Elena Mullican Margie Goheen Linda Newpot Lisa Greenberg Bill Nigut Patrice Greer Travis Reed Jennifer Hale Kathryn Richard Valerie Hartman Candace Rodriguez Stephanie Husk Bobby Rosenbloum Rita Izaguirre Jack Sawyer Pam Jenkins Christine Schneider Stacii Jae Johnson Alan Schreihofer Andrea Jones Sonny Seals Lauren Kiefer The Honorable David Kuniansky Leah Ward Sears Constance Lewis Linda Selig Kristie Madara Janece Shaffer

Hala Moddelmog Philip H. MoĂŻse Maureen Morrison Richard S. Myrick Scarlet Pressley-Brown Helen Smith Price Maurice Rosenbaum William B. Rowland Steve Selig Frank Ski William D. Sleeper

Bronson Smith Karen Spiegel John Strom Charles E. Taylor Rosemarie Thurston Peter D. Weitzner P.J. Younglove Hovey Todd Zeldin

Lifetime Directors Robert E. Reiser, Jr. Debbie Shelton Jane E. Shivers Sally G. Tomlinson

Benjamin T. White

Advisory Board

Volunteer Leadership President, STARS President, Alliance Theatre Guild President, Alliance Theatre Children’s Guild

20

EncoreAtlantA.com

Twyla Jackson Sarah Larson Jane Morgan

Jonathan Shapero Anne Sheehan Brian Shepler Cindy Shepler Linda Silberman Chandra StephensAlbright Charlita StephensWalker Veda Storey Todd Tautfest Susan Tucker Wayne Vason Lynda Walker Bob Walker Aaron Watson A. Penniman Wells, Jr. Rick Western Mary Williams Suzy Wilner Joni Winston Paul Root Wolpe


Kick off your boots and spend a night with their music and shenanigans. Book, Music, & Lyrics by Mary Brienza, Kathryn Markey, and Leenya Rideout

$5 off with promo code

CHALKS5*

*Not to be combined with other offers. Offer based upon availability. Not valid on previously purchased tickets.

November 30–December 23, 2012 BUY NOW! 404.733.5000 alliancetheatre.org/thechalks Turner Series on the Hertz Stage


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

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

Kendeda Fund

Wells Fargo Foundation

John H. & Wilhelmina Harland Charitable Foundation

The Shubert Foundation

The Home Depot National Endowment for the Arts North Highland Company

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc U.S. Department of Education The Zeist Foundation

The Rich Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

Target David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund

Bryan Cave Cartoon Network Duke Realty Emory Healthcare Impact Creativity/NCTF Georgia Council for the Arts

Georgia-Pacific Foundation Georgia Power The Imlay Foundation Jones Day Premiere Global Services, Inc

The John & Mary Franklin Foundation Greenberg Traurig, LLP Plum Creek

The Frances Wood Wilson Foundation

Eierman Foundation The Elster Foundation

Jones Day

appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency — the National Endowment for the Arts. Major funding for this organization is

provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.

★★★★★★ $100,000+ Delta Air Lines, Inc

★★★★★ $50,000+ Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award Fulton County Arts & Culture

★★★★ $25,000+ AT&T City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Publix Super Market Charities, Inc.

★★★ $10,000+ American Intercontinental University Arby’s Foundation Atlanta Foundation Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

★★ $5,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

★ $2,500+ Belk, Inc. DocAuto

government

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. This program is supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the

22

EncoreAtlantA.com


sponsors turner broadcasting system, inc. is committed to meaningful corporate citizenship in the communities in which the company operates and its employees work and live. The arts is one focus area of Turner’s local philanthropy, in particular organizations and programs that enhance the quality of life for all residents of its Atlanta hometown.

Cast and company flowers sponsored by

Marketing Partners

Official Pizzeria

Official Hotel

Digital Marketing Partner

Research Partner

Jezebel Magazine

Restaurant Partners

EPIC events

By attending our theatre, you have made a powerful statement about how important the arts are to you. With the 2012/13 Season, the Alliance Theatre turns 44. Help us celebrate the power of great theatre for 44 years by making another statement of support louder than any standing ovation. Visit our website at alliancetheatre.org and click on Donate.

alliancetheatre.org

23


annual fund Alliance donors provide over $1.8 million to the Annual Fund and Annual Fundraising events so that we can continue to present exceptional theatre and educational programs to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. (Gifts processed as of September 1, 2012) The Chairman’s Roundtable, indicated with **, is comprised of individuals who have contributed a minimum of $20,000 to the Alliance Theatre. The Director’s Circle, indicated by *, is comprised of individuals who have contributed a minimum of $10,000 to the Alliance Theatre’s Annual Fund.

$50,000+ Victoria & Howard Palefsky**

$35,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick**

James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation**

Mr. & Mrs. Howard Feinsand**

Dan & Garnet Reardon**

The Balloun Family* Susan V. Booth & Max Leventhal* Ansley & Mark Callaway Ann & Jeff Cramer* Linda & Gene Davidson Mr. & Mrs. Reade Fahs* Doris & Matthew Geller* Dr. & Mrs. Andrew Golde* David & Carolyn Gould* Mr. Patrick J. Gunning* Doug & Lila Hertz Andrea & Boland Jones* John & Angie Keller

Mrs. J. Hicks Lanier* Jeffrey C. Levy* Mr. & Mrs. Steven J. Moddelmog* Phil & Caroline Moise* Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick* Stephen & Marjorie Osheroff* Patty & Doug Reid* Bob & Margaret Reiser* Linda & Steve Selig Mr. & Mrs. H. Bronson Smith* John & Karen Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright

Jocelyn J. Hunter James & Lori Kilberg

Helen Smith Price Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum

Judy M. Anderson James Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Austin Bill & Peg Balzer

Eve & Bob Eckardt Erin & John Heyman Paul & Rosthema Kastin Mr. & Mrs. James C. Kennedy Philip I. Kent Foundation Cynthia & Alan Maloy

Sally G. Tomlinson**

$25,000+ Joni Winston**

$10,000+ & Warren Albright* Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles & Delores Stephens* Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor*

Mr. & Mrs. David L. Thurston* Mr. & Mrs. Ramon Tome* Rick & Terri Western* Ramona & Ben White* Suzy Wilner* Amy & Todd Zeldin

$7,500-$9,999 P.J. Younglove Hovey

$5,000-$7,499

Lisa & Joe Bankoff* Marcia & John Donnell

Melanie & S. Alan McKnight, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. John Hays Mershon Dedi & Julian Mohr Mr. and Ms. Hugh S. Ripps Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler

$2,500-$4,999 Gene G. Abel, M.D. & Nora Harlow Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Southern States LLC Ms. Susan Beallor-Snyder & Mr. Stuart Snyder

24

EncoreAtlantA.com

Candace & Jeff Bell Ms. Beryl Bergquist Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Ms. Raluca Bighiu Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust

Sara & Alex Brown Dr. Thomas H. Callaway Frank & Mary Anne Chew Alan & Chi Colberg Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft III


annual fund $2,500-$4,999 (cont.) Russell & Sandra Dawson Douglas & Camille Duerr Diane Durgin Philippa & Burrell Ellis John & Cindy Ethridge Diane & Daryl Evans Kathryn T. Farley, PhD Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Mr. & Mrs. John D. Fuller Mr. & Mrs. David L. Geller Mr. & Mrs. Barry Goheen Greenberg Traurig,LLP Dr. & Mrs. Edmond I. Griffin Mrs. Carrie G. Hall John & Simone Hanson Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman Mrs. Virginia A. Hepner & Mr. Malcolm S. Barnes

David L. Kuniansky TAYLAR Development & Associates Leslie Leigh M.D. Dick Lyon Kristie L. Madara Mr. Alan B. McKeon & Ms. Evelyn Ashley Mr. William E. Michalewicz Mr. Walter W. Mitchell June M. Morrison Jodi & Henry Niden Kathleen Nixon & Gregory Berkey Susan & David Peterson Ms. Scarlet Pressley-Brown & Mr. Wendell Brown Bill & Rhonda Rowland Mr. & Ms. Michael Salyards Sonny & Jeanne Seals

JoAnne & Charles S. Ackerman Madelyn R. Adams Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda Adams Elaine & Miles Alexander Diane & Kent Alexander Theodore & Andrea Altholz Rita & Ted Anderson Ms. & Mr. Jody L. Andrade Elizabeth & John Bacon Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. George H. Boulineau Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Breakstone Ronnie & Barbara Bridges, Acro Waste Management Stephen Brown Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Mr. & Mrs. James L. Curry Ms. Sallie Adams Daniel Mr. & Mrs. James C. Edenfield Ralph & Ree Edwards Dr. & Mrs. Norman Elliott Ms. Elizabeth R. Etoll Michael & Jody Feldman Andy Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Freeman Mr. Andrew L. Ghertner Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Greer Ms. Kristin Hathaway Hansen & Mr. Norman Hansen

Mr. & Mrs. David Hardegree, Jr. Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Linda & Richard Hubert Richard & Marcia Jacobson Mr. Robert A. Jetmundsen Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Lucy Kinnaird Steven & Sheri Labovitz Ms. Carolyn Lawson Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Mr. & Mrs. James E Hugh, III Lubo Fund Jim & Jo McLean Sally & Tom McNulty Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Nancy & Mike Millett Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moseley Joyce & Michael Natbony Mr. & Mrs. Lynn Newport John & Helen Parker Mr. Solon P. Patterson Bill & Carey Peard Ms. Kathleen Pendergraft Peg Petersen Sam & Barbara Pettway Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Ms. Rebecca J. Reeves Mr. John Richard Dr. Susan Rifkin & Mr. David Rifkin

Kevin Seaway Mrs. Anne Sheehan Mr. & Mrs. Charles B. Shelton III Charlotte & Tom Shields Mr. Brian Shively & Mr. Jim Jinhong William & Margarita Sleeper Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Karen & Alex Stickney Mr. & Mrs. John R. Strom Mr. Todd Tautfest & Mr. Kevin Esch Balfour Beatty Construction Drs. Eldred & Ava Taylor Mr. James Thomas Michael & June Tompkins Susan & Tom Wardell Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. John & Kathy Zamer

$1,500-$2,499 Peter & Alice Rogers Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Scott C. Satterwhite David & Sharon Schachter Ms. Christine Schneider The Honorable Leah W. Sears & Mr. Haskell Ward Mr. Scott Shickler Mr. & Mrs. Mark Silberman Martin & Patricia Silbiger Dr. O. Kirsten Spraggins Mr. & Mrs. Steven J. Steindel Dante's Down the Hatch, Buckhead Susan & Alan Stiefel In honor of Carol Jones & the Alliance Theatre Education Department Jim & Janie Stratigos Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor J. Thomas Taylor, M.D. Kimberly S. Tribble & Mark S. Lange Dr. William Torres Mrs. Lynda Walker Bruce Westbrook J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company Mr. & Mrs. D. Brent Wyper Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Zaban

alliancetheatre.org

25


annual fund Alliance donors provide over $1.8 million to the Annual Fund and Annual Fundraising events so that we can continue to present exceptional theatre and educational programs to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. (Gifts processed as of September 1, 2012)

$1,000-$1,499 Ellen Arnovitz Ms. Karen Beardslee Mr. George Boyd Mrs. Barbara Brady Ginny & Charles Brewer William & Norah Byrnes Brad & Sally Currey Mr. & Mrs. David E. Dermer Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel

Ms. Diane Hockstader Mr. David Stockert & Ms. Cameron Ives Kay H. & Burke C. Jones Gordon L. Joyner, Esq. Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kruger Liz Levine in honor of Billy Levine Ron Grapevine & Rosemary Magee

Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Mr. & Mrs. Markham D. Oswald Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Bob Sullivan Lynne Winship Holly & Marty York Lynne T. Zappone

Matching Gift Companies We would like to thank the following companies who have donated matching gifts to the Alliance Theatre’s Annual Fund. Please check to see if your employer will match your contribution. American Express Company American Honda Motor Co., Inc. Aon Corporation AT&T Bank of America Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein Charles Schwab and Co., Inc. Chubb & Son, Inc. CIGNA Corporation Citigroup Foundation

The Coca-Cola Company Equifax Inc. Federated Department Stores, Inc. GE Energy Home Depot Foundation IBM Corporation JPMorgan Private Bank Kimberly-Clark Foundation Macy’s Foundation McDonald’s Corporation

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc NDCHealth Norfolk Southern Corporation Prudential Financial Sprint SunTrust Foundation Time Warner, Inc. UPS Verizon Corporation Yahoo!

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 four separate organizations working together on fund-saving and fund-raising projects to benefit the theatre. The four volunteer groups are the Alliance Children’s Theatre Guild, Alliance Theatre Guild, the Direct Volunteers and the Usher Corps. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Shana Orr at shana. orr@woodruffcenter.org or call 404.733.4761.

26

EncoreAtlantA.com


When you Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the money you collect provides medicine, clean water, and nutrition for children around the world.


Patron Circle of Stars By investing $15,000 or more in The Woodruff Arts Center and its divisions — the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences — these outstanding Annual Corporate Campaign donors helped us raise more than $9 million last year. Thank you! Chairman’s Council ★★★★★★★★★★★★ $500,000+ The Coca-Cola Company Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. UPS ★★★★★★★★★★ $300,000+ Cox Interests Atlanta Journal-Constitution James M. Cox Foundation, Cox Radio Group Atlanta, WSB-TV Hon. Anne Cox Chambers Deloitte LLP, its Partners & Employees Ernst & Young, Partners & Employees ★★★★★★★★★ $200,000+ AT&T The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Equifax Inc. & Employees The Home Depot Foundation PwC, Partners & Employees SunTrust Bank Employees & Trusteed Foundations Florence C. & Harry L. English Memorial Fund Greene-Sawtell Foundation SunTrust Foundation ★★★★★★★★ $150,000+ Jones Day Foundation & Employees KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees The Sara Giles Moore Foundation The Rich Foundation, Inc. The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund

28

EncoreAtlantA.com

★★★★★★★ $100,000+ Alston & Bird LLP Bank of America Delta Air Lines, Inc. Kaiser Permanente King & Spalding Partners & Employees The Klaus Family Foundation The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Novelis Inc. Southwest Airlines Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Wells Fargo

★★★★★★ $75,000+ Goodwin Group Kilpatrick Townsend Norfolk Southern The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation Regions Financial Corporation RockTenn Siemens Industry, Inc. ★★★★★ $50,000+ AGL Resources Inc. Balch & Bingham Lisa & Joe Bankoff Crawford & Company GE Energy Frank Jackson Sandy Springs Toyota and Scion IntercontinentalExchange PNC Primerica Troutman Sanders LLP

★★★★ $35,000+ Accenture & Accenture Employees Atlanta Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III Invesco PLC Philip I. Kent Foundation The Ray M. & Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Hellen Ingram Plummer Foundation, Inc. Printpack Inc./The Gay & Erskine Love Foundation Patty & Doug Reid Family Foundation Alex and Betty Smith DonorAdvised Fund at the Catholic Foundation of North Georgia Harris A. Smith Devyne Stephens Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP United Distributors, Inc. Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. ★★★ $25,000+ Julie & Jim Balloun BB&T Corporation Cousins Properties Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. DLA Piper Mike Donnelly Doosan Infracore International Georgia-Pacific Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund GMT Capital Corporation Grant Thornton LLP Harland Clarke


Beth & Tommy Holder The Imlay Foundation, Inc. Infor Global Solutions Sarah & Jim Kennedy Macy’s Foundation Mueller Water Products, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe SCANA Energy Selig Enterprises, Inc./The Selig Foundation Southwire Company Towers Watson Waffle House, Inc. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Gertrude & William C. Wardlaw Fund Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC Carla & Leonard Wood Yancey Bros. Co. ★★ $15,000+ ACE Charitable Foundation Acuity Alvarez & Marsal Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Assurant The Partners & Employees of Atlanta Equity Investors Atlanta Marriott Marquis Susan R. Bell & Patrick M. Morris Bessemer Trust Laura & Stan Blackburn The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Boston Consulting Group Catherine S. & J. Bradford Branch The Brand Banking Company George M. Brown Trust Fund of Atlanta Bryan Cave LLP

Mary Cahill & Rory Murphy Camp-Younts Foundation Center Family Foundation Mr. Charles Center Mr. & Mrs. Fred Halperin Ms. Charlene Berman The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Cornerstone Investment Partners Dewberry Foundation Duke Realty Corporation The Deborah Elkins Foundation Fifth Third Bank First Data Corporation Ford & Harrison LLP Robert L. Fornaro Gas South, LLC Genuine Parts Company Georgia Natural Gas Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes The Howell Fund, Inc. ICS Contract Services, LLC Mr. & Mrs. M. Douglas Ivester Jamestown Mr. & Mrs. Tom O. Jewell Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation Ingrid Saunders Jones JWT The Abraham J. and Phyllis Katz Foundation Kurt P. Kuehn & Cheryl Davis Thomas H. Lanier Family Foundation Lanier Parking Solutions The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Livingston Foundation, Inc. Karole & John Lloyd Mohawk Industries, Inc. & Frank H. Boykin

Katherine John Murphy Foundation Newell Rubbermaid Gail & Bob O’Leary Vicki & John Palmer The Sally & Peter Parsonson Foundation, Inc. Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. Post Properties, Inc. Mary & Craig Ramsey Smith Gambrell and Russell, LLP Spencer Stuart Karen & John Spiegel Sprint Foundation State Bank & Trust Company Staples Foundation Superior Essex Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Thompson Verizon Sue & John Wieland Mr. & Mrs. James B. Williams Sue & Neil Williams The Xerox Foundation

*Annual Campaign Donors from June 1, 2011–May 31, 2012

alliancetheatre.org

29


alliance theatre staff Artistic

Administration

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 Artist In Dialogue............................................................... Pearl Cleage Community Engagement & Casting Associate..............DayRon J. Miles Artistic Assistant........................................................Margo Moskowitz Visiting Scholar................................................................... Jay Raphael Artistic Intern................................................................... Kathryn David Literary Interns................................................................ Natasha Smith Kenny Leon Fellow............................................................. Jirèh Holder

General Manager............................................................ Max Leventhal Company Manager........................................................ Laura Thruston Management Assistant.........................................................Alicia Quirk Manager of Information Resources..................................... Jim Hubbert

Education Director of Educational Programs........................... Christopher Moses Director of the Acting Program.......................................... Al Hamacher Director, Institute for Educators and Teaching Artists..... Michele Mummert Education Development Manager...................................Sharon Brewer 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 Teen Programs Assistant.................................................... Sarah Wallis Resident Teaching Artists......... Kim Bowers-Rheay, Valetta Anderson Teaching Artists..............................Ricardo Aponte, Paul Armbruster, Denise Arribas, Olivia Aston, Corey Bradberry, Sharon Brewer, Daniel Brown, Jaehn Clare, Steve Coulter, Jessica De Maria, John Doyle, Marissa Druzbanski, Sharon Foote, Polly Garcia, Allison Gardner, Kimberly Geter, Holly Godwin, Neely Gossett, Erin Greer, Amy Handler, Angie Harrell, Betty Hart, Michael Haverty, Lesley Howe, BJ Hughes, John Jaramillio, Bernard D. Jones, Rachel Jones, LeeAnna Lambert, Amy Lucas, Barry Stewart Mann, Michele McCullough Hazard, Bryan Mercer, Marcie Millard, Tracy V. Moore, Kati Grace Morton, Jessica Muhammad, Sarah Lancaster Cave, Claire Ritzler, Manny Rivers, Kirk Seaman, Linda Sherbert, Sheri Mann Stewart, Clint Thornton, Shirnest Tolbert, Ebony Tucker, Davia Weatherill, Jeanene Williams

Finance Director of Finance & Administration.................................. Brian Shively Accounting Coordinator............................................................Julie Hall Accounting Coordinator................................................Ashley Bradford

Development Director of Development..............................Kristin Hathaway Hansen Corporate Relations Officer................................................ Paige Smith Major Contributions Manager...................................... Maya Robinson Special Events & Board Manager............................Lindsey Hardegree Special Events & Board Assistant .................................... Bryan Saxon Grants Manager...................................................Rebecca Levenberg Development Coordinator...................................... Janet Abercrombie Development Volunteer.............................................. Elaine Hentschel

Marketing Director of Marketing.......................................................... Gary Sayers Brand Manager............................................................ Caroline Tanner Public Relations Manager...................................... Kathleen Covington Digital Brand Manager..........................................................John Maley Creative Manager...........................................................Talia Bromstad Marketing Volunteer.................................................................Don Vann Group Services Coordinators............... Celeste Mercer, Kate McNeely Brand Coordinator.............................................................Emily Bryson Patron Services Manager........................................................Shana Orr Patron Services Coordinator.................................................Alicia Quirk House Managers.......................... Olivia Aston, Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Lindsey Hardegree, Ken McNeil, Alicia Quirk, Lynn Vatter Assistant Manager Season Tickets..................................Danielle Hicks Senior Ticket Agents.................................... Chad Martin, Ken McNeil

Production Production Management

Scenery

Director of Production.................................................... Victor W. Smith

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................................................................. Christa Seekatz

Stage Management Alliance Stage Managers.......................... Pat A. Flora, lark hackshaw Assistant Stage Managers................ Liz Campbell, R. Lamar Williams TYF Stage Manager.....................................................Amy Radebaugh Hertz Stage Management Production Assistant.........Jayson T. Waddell Stage Management Apprentices.............Barbara Gantt, Erin Sanchez, Haylee Scott

Stage Operations Stage Operations Manager................................................ Scott Bowne Crew Chief........................................................................ Deb Maberry Flyman................................................................................ Willie Parks Properties Stagehand.................................................. Courtney O'Neill Stagehand......................................................................... Paul Arebalo

Electrics Electrics Manager..................................................................Pete Shinn Staff Electricians...................Steve Jordan, Steven Love, Jenn Trippe

Sound Resident Sound Designer..................................................Clay Benning Sound Engineers/Board Ops...............Holly Blakely, Hidenori Nakajo, Brian Smith

30

EncoreAtlantA.com

Properties Properties Manager...........................................................Robert Elliott Props Lead Artisan........................................................Suzanne Morris Properties Buyer Artisan.......................................... Heather Schroeder Properties Artisan.......................................................Bruce Butkovitch

Costumes Costume Shop Manager..............................................Carol Hammond Design Assistant..................................English Benning, Emily Kramer Draper..................................................Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster................................................................Diana L. Thomas Stitchers/First Hands........................................................ Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Maegan Robinson Wig Master.................................................................... Robert Navarre Wardrobe........................................................John Hardy, Niki Traxler


“Changing out of my heels, I found it's easier being down− to−earth four inches closer to the ground.”

Dress up, or down, at 300 Atlanta / 770.451.8605 / 300atlanta.com


Outmaneuver cancer. Navigating your cancer treatment can feel like a full-time job. That’s why WellStar created the Nurse Navigator program. From the start, your Nurse Navigator serves as your guide and liaison, working with WellStar oncologists, cancer surgeons, and other specialists to streamline your care and ease your mind. She can also connect your loved ones to resources throughout the community. Your Nurse Navigator will manage coordination among your doctors, help you understand your treatment options, and simply listen to your concerns. WellStar Nurse Navigators are available to all cancer patients and their families. To learn more about cancer treatment at WellStar, call 770-956-STAR (7827) or visit the new wellstar.org.

We believe you are stronger than cancer. The vision of WellStar Health System is to deliver world-class healthcare. Our not-for-profit health system includes WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, WellStar Kennestone Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Windy Hill Hospital and WellStar Medical Group.


October 2012: Apples and Oranges at the Alliance Theatre  

Encore Atlanta is the official show prgram for The Fox Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (at Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre and Th...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you