ALLIANCE Theatre's Bina's Six Apples: March 2022

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A L L I A N C E T H E AT R E

A Children's Theatre Company and Alliance Theatre World Premiere Co-Production

MAR 11–27, 2022



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Who is this play for? There’s an unfortunate assumption that work for young audiences and families needn’t aspire to the same artistic heights as work for grown folks. Or that the material should somehow lower itself to the age level of the audience. Or that young audiences and adults couldn’t possibly be moved by the same artistic experience. Bina’s Six Apples beautifully upends each of these assumptions. Lloyd Suh has written a play for the ages. All ages. One that neither condescends nor presumes but rather reveals fundamental truths about the human experience. One that speaks to families across seemingly insurmountable generational divides. And that was by design, for Lloyd mined his own family lore to create a story that could speak both to his father and to his children. He wrote it for them. But in so doing, he crafted a play that generously invites all of us — no matter our age or level of experience in this world — to participate in Bina’s courageous journey. This play takes its inspiration from Lloyd’s father’s experience during the Korean War and takes place during that period of unfathomable and senseless tragedy. When the circumstances of the world no longer make sense, we rely on stories to be our guides. Mere facts and figures can’t fully hold the truth we’re seeking. Lloyd Suh has created a parable of resilience that has much to reveal about what truly matters as we journey through a fragmented world. So thank you, Lloyd Suh, for sharing your story with all of us and for encouraging us to hope no matter the odds. And a special thanks to all of you for venturing back to the theater to seek out those truths that you find in stories exquisitely told. So, a long-winded answer to my original question: This play is for you! Christopher Moses Line Producer for Bina’s Six Apples Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director


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BEHIND THE STORY WITH PLAYWRIGHT LLOYD SUH

From the fascinating true story that inspired the play, Suh takes a look back at the journey behind Bina’s Six Apples STORY BY

Sally Henry Fuller Lloyd Suh’s latest play may have had its co-premiere with a venue called “Children’s Theatre Company,” but don’t let the name fool you. Bina’s Six Apples is not exclusively for children. “This is the second time I’ve written for that demographic,” Suh says. His previous play for young audiences, The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go! also premiered at Children’s Theatre Company. “The first time was very


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different in that it included more things you would normally associate with children’s theatre, I suppose. It had its poignant moments and its serious moments, but it was a little more familiar in its tone and sensibility.” With Bina’s Six Apples, he intended to create a story that would not be simply geared towards one age demographic and tolerated by another, but rather enjoyed by all ages. “The guide for me with this play was to write something that’s truly intergenerational, something that can be as resonant to the parents and grandparents watching it as it is to the kids that they bring with them,” Suh explains. He specifically pictured the three generations in his family — from his parents to his children — to inform what this intergenerational style would look like. “It’s not a play for young audiences that adults can enjoy, but it’s more specifically for both.”

It ’s roote d in some ve r y re al f amily lore that ... made me appro ach it with a ce r tain se nse of since rit y. — Lloyd Suh

He says that in comparison to his aforementioned first play for young audiences, Bina’s Six Apples is a more earnest piece — and for good reason. “It’s rooted in some very real family lore that, I think, made me approach it with a certain sense of sincerity.”

A Personal Story This family lore he mentions is a memory from his father’s childhood that inspired the play, with Bina herself inspired by Suh’s father. “He was probably about five or six, and his memory of that time was that his family packed up in preparation of leaving their home and apple orchard to travel to Busan,” Suh shares, adding that at the time, his father was actually younger than Bina’s character. “He was the youngest of 11 children, and what he remembers is that they gave him this backpack with apples in it. It made him feel useful and special, and he really loved having that.” Especially as a father himself now, Suh shares that he can relate to the idea of giving the littlest child something to occupy his hands.


6 | encore “In retrospect, it was probably a situation where they were just giving him something to do, and maybe the contents of what he was carrying weren’t as important as maybe the things that his older siblings were carrying,” clarifies the writer. “But it always stuck with me that that moment was a happy moment for him in the midst of war.”

An Exercise in Empathy That image of a child carrying apples is just about the only part of his father’s story that appears in the play, but Suh says this piece was still heavily influenced by his family. “I kept very little of the literal truth in terms of — there are no characters who are based directly on my family members,” he explains. “I changed the age and the gender of the main character, and I did a lot of [those character changes] for a variety of reasons, one of them subconsciously. I didn’t realize I was doing it at the time, but I have a 10-year-old daughter, and I basically put somebody more like her into my father’s situation. It seems obvious now that that was part of the idea of creating something multi-generational and using my own family as an audience model.”

The guide for me ... was to write something that’s truly intergenerational, something that can be as resonant to the parents and grandparents watching it as it is to the kids that they bring with them. B ina’s Six Apples playwright Lloyd Suh

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The cast of Bina’s Six Apples (Photo by Glen Stubbe Photography)

His decision to use his father’s story as a jumping-off point allowed him the flexibility to reach a broad audience while still telling a story his parents would see themselves in. “I was definitely interested in creating a journey that wasn’t obligated to the facts of my parents, that could be just as resonant to them, but wasn’t directly literal,” he continues. “Something that’s a little sublimated and a little more rooted in imagination. The whole thing is an exercise in empathy. I think Bina’s journey is an exercise in empathy. I think the play itself is an exercise in empathy.” As Bina’s Six Apples makes its Atlanta debut, it marks a “first” for more than just the play itself. “This is the first show that I’ll have ever had in Atlanta. So I’m very excited,” Suh says. “I’ve spent a little bit of time in Atlanta, but this is the first time I’ve worked there directly. I’m just really, really excited to get to know the audiences. And I can’t wait. I’m very excited to share this with them!”


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| programhighlight DESIGNING THE COSTUMES Article courtesy of Children’s Theatre Company

Junghyun Georgia Lee designed the costumes for Bina’s Six Apples. Below, she talks about her deeply personal process for creating costumes that reflect the particular time period during the Korean War in South Korea, as well as all that goes into bringing that realism to each character’s costumes. Tell us about your process for discovery — what research did you do to inform your costume design choices? Junghyun Georgia Lee: I am a Korean-American immigrant. My family is in Korea and I visit my parents every summer. Last time I was with them, I spent evenings scanning their old photos for the record. There were many tiny little black-and-white photos from their childhood. They were the same age as Bina during the Korean War. So, when I was asked to design this play, I already had historical reference of the characters, which were my family members from the past. Therefore, I could focus more on each character’s journey throughout the play, not as much the naturalistic aspect of the costumes. Which elements, or emotions, did you hope to capture with the costume design? JGL: I wanted to portray real people from Korea full of life on stage. They are not just figures in the historic images. Growing up in Korea, my parents told me stories from the war days, mostly about how hungry they were. They also described their childhood with the fondest memories with their families and friends. Because even with hard times, they always remember the warmest time and happiest places. We encounter so many war photos from the recent history and assume the worst from what we see. A war of any time and place is a great tragedy. However, we have to recognize what they had before the war to understand the loss. Then we can truly understand and share the pain of people from a war-torn country.

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C ostumes by Junghyun Georgia Lee


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What are some things for audiences to look for in seeing the costumes on stage? JGL: I am getting a lot of research from an old textbook from Korea about draping traditional Hanbok [high-waisted skirt]. The only time I learned about Hanbok was in home economic classes when I was in middle school. It was quite simple but really elegant clothes we made in class, I remember. And it was much more sophisticated than the cheap ceremonial Hanbok one would buy in clothing shops. Nowadays, we are quite familiar with fashionable Hanboks through some Netflix series and other popular TV series. But I find the most beautiful clothes are less ornate garments. How did you think about fabrics? JGL: We looked for natural fiber fabric that we can change color and finished texture with ease. It is wonderful to treat the traditional Hanbok with widely available fabric in different colors. What is something that our audience might not realize about designing costumes? JGL: Costume design is about the journey to make the characters on stage. Even with the best-rendered sketches, it is not complete without the effort of change and adaptation of person in the center. Our end result may be different from the original design. I always describe my sketches and designs as “a map.” I would like our audience to see how the creative process evolves over time.

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THE KOREAN WAR IN CONTEXT: A CONVERSATION WITH YEONGJU LEE By Emory Public Humanities PhD students Margy Adams, Juan David Escobar Chacon, Iain MacKay, and Ayssa Yamaguti Norek

Yeongju Lee is a PhD Candidate in Hispanic Studies at Emory University specializing in Transpacific Latin/x American cultures and literatures. Currently, she is completing a dissertation on Mexican American and Puerto Rican experiences of the Korean War.

What was the cause of the Korean War? The Korean War broke out on June 25, 1950, when North Korea invaded South Korea, but the division of Korea and the war have deeper roots, beginning with Japan’s colonization of the country. Korea was liberated in 1945 after Japan’s defeat in the Second World War. However, it was immediately occupied by the two superpowers — the Soviet Union and the US — under the name of trusteeship. The struggle between Korean national leaders regarding the type of political system Korea would adopt became a Cold War proxy battle between the two superpowers. In 1948, the Korean peninsula was split in two with the establishment of two different governments, one socialist supported by the Soviet Union in the North and the other liberal capitalist supported by the U.S. in the South. What was the impact of the conflict on children and families? The Korean War was one of the most destructive wars in history. 3 million civilians died and more than 100,000 children became orphans. Many children lost their families while fleeing from the war, like when Bina lost her family after a bombing. According to a recent statistical survey, 710,000 people living in South Korea were separated from their families and lost contact with them due to the war.

F O R C E D D I S P L AC E M E N T Refugee is a broad term for people displaced by war, violence, or persecution. As of 2021, the United Nations Refugee Agency estimates there are 84 million people who have been forcibly displaced worldwide and over half of them moved inside the borders of their country. Bina’s story is shared by 35 million children around the world, a majority of whom are from the Syrian Arab Republic, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan, and Myanmar.


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Among them, 160,000 were originally from North Korea. Many North Koreans who were staying in South Korea at the end of the war not only lost contact with their family, but also could never return to their home again due to the division of the Korean peninsula. How did the geography of Korea influence the war and movement of people? Since most of Korea’s territory is mountainous, movement from place to place would have been difficult. Many refugees moved to the South since combat moved from the North to the South during the initial phase of the war. For this reason, Korea’s southernmost city, Busan, the destination of Bina’s family, became a major home for refugees. By 1952, approximately half of Busan’s population was refugees. How did the war impact other people and cultures on a global scale? The Korean War was an international war. In addition to the well-known main combatants, many European, Latin American, African, and Asian countries participated as members of United Nations forces. In some countries, including Turkey, Puerto Rico, and Colombia, the Korean War is an important element of their national identity in relation to their role in global politics. Furthermore, the Korean War intensified the Cold War division globally, which is still present today despite the end of the Cold War period. What stood out to you most about the play? And why is it significant? The meanings and roles of Bina’s apples stood out most to me. In the beginning, the apples symbolize the value of family. Bina refuses to give out apples to strangers because they are for her family. But as Bina continues her journey by herself, the apples become a symbol of sacrifice she needs to make in order to reunite with her family. In the end, the apples again become a symbol of the familial bond, as the apples Bina handed out to different people play a key role at the end of her story.

KO R E A N WA R AND THE ARTS The legacy of the Korean War has been explored by writers and artists across the world. Depictions of the war and its effect on people can be seen in the poem The Korean Love Songs (USA , 1978) by Rolando Hinojasa, the novel Home (USA , 2012) by Toni Morrison, and recent works of South Korean cinema, including J.S . A . (South Korea, 2000) by Park Chan-wook and Welcome to Dongmakgol (South Korea, 2005) by Park Kwang-hyun.


12 | encore What perspectives does the play feature that draw out otherwise undernoticed or overlooked aspects of the Korean War? In the US, the Korean War is usually described ideologically, if it is ever remembered, as a war for democracy and freedom against communism. Yet the play highlights the experiences of common people who had almost no say in the nation’s destiny, but suffered most. The play shows us how the simple dream of the characters, to live happily with their family, is shattered by a war driven by ideological causes and economic interests. Unlike most war-related movies and novels which highlight the perspective of soldiers, the play foregrounds Bina’s experience and feelings. It shows us how people had to rely on each other to survive despite the war’s sudden and traumatic events.

M ap and text reprinted with permission from the Children’s Theatre Company

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

A World Premiere Co-Production with Children’s Theatre Company Peter C. Brosius, Artistic Director & Kimberly Motes, Managing Director

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LLOYD SUH SCENIC/LIGHTING DESIGN

COSTUME DESIGN

JIYOUN CHANG

JUNGHYUN GEORGIA LEE

CASTING

JODY FELDMAN JUDY BOWMAN

COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGN

FABIAN OBISPO

STAGE MANAGER

LIZ CAMPBELL*

DIRECTED BY

ERIC TING S P O N S O R E D BY

Originally commissioned and developed by Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis, MN Community Access for Bina’s Six Apples provided by The Coca-Cola Foundation. Student matinee performances of Bina’s Six Apples sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities. This production is supported in part by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle.


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CAST ALEXANDER CHEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boy *SUN MEE CHOMET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mother/Merchant *SHELLI DELGADO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Youngsoo/Another Mother *OLIVIA LAMPERT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bina *ELIZABETH PAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hamee *ALBERT PARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Father/Boatperson *JOSEPH PENDERGRAST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jinsoo/Soldier UNDERSTUDIES CHLOE GIA BREMER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bina/Boy CAROLINE DONICA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mother/Merchant/Another Mother/ Youngsoo/Hamee CLAY MAN SOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Father/Boatperson/Jinsoo/Soldier MUSICIANS +FABIAN OBISPO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keyboards +SOOJIN LEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gayageum (Korean stringed instrument) +BROOKE NEWMASTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Korean percussion STAGE MANAGERS * LIZ CAMPBELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager *SKYLAR BURKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager AMANDA PEREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE RAIYON HUNTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Director CHRISTOPHER MOSES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Line Producer MARIE YOKOYAMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Lighting Designer ILANA BREITMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Costume Designer SKYLAR BURKS, JESSENIA INGRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Assistants JENNY R. FRIEND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting, Children’s Theatre Company HAYLEE SCOTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COVID Coordinator SHELLI DELGADO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dance/Movement Captain FOR THIS PRODUCTION KATE WALSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Young Performer Supervisor KAREN AGUIRRE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Up Young Performer Supervisor EMMA MOULEDOUX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Mixer HOLLY O’REAGAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deck Sound WILLIE PARKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stagehand VICTOR MOULEDOUX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Automation Stagehand HAUZIA CONYERS, ZACHARY MORRISON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe SPECIAL THANKS Melissa Ferlaak Kaitlin Randolph Chris Schweiger Kenji Shoemaker Cortney Gilliam Professor Jenny Wang Medina Skye Passmore Michelle Pokopac Mrs. Yoonju Park & Pastor Park Dr. Richard M. Lee, Ph.D. alliancetheatre.org | @alliancetheatre


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COMMUNITY PARTNERS Asian American Journalist Association Refuge Coffee Co. Re’Generation Movement VOX ATL Emory Public Humanities Seminar

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16 | encore CHLOE GIA BREMER (US Bina/Boy) is delighted to be back at the Alliance Theatre to be a part of Bina’s Six Apples! She recently played Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol at Alliance Theatre and she’s looking forward to be working with the amazing actors and productions team again. Chloe’s other Atlanta theater credits include The Music Man Jr, Annie Jr, Frozen Jr, and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Jr. She also performed in Horizon Theater’s Madeline’s Christmas in 2019. Chloe loves singing, swimming, and spending time with friends during her spare time. Chloe would like to thank her family, Greyson Chadwick, Janet Chadwick, Spring Mason, and the entire Alliance Theatre production team for giving her invaluable guidance and support. ALEXANDER CHEN (Boy) is so thrilled to be part of the show. Before this, his professional debut, he started his theatre career two years ago, with the Atlanta Orbit Arts Academy in the ensemble in Wizard of Oz, then as the salt shaker in Beauty and Beast. Most recently he was HeiHei in Moana. SUN MEE CHOMET (Mother/Merchant) is happy to be a part of this project as it is close to her own birth family’s story. The experience of displacement due to war is part the story of so many people in Atlanta, the country, and the world. Sun Mee is grateful to Children’s Theatre Company and the Alliance Theatre for commissioning and producing this play, Lloyd Suh for crafting such a personal work of art, and Eric Ting for realizing its vision.

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SHELLI DELGADO* (Youngsoo/Another Mother; she/her) is happy to be sharing the Alliance stage with this cast of beautiful, brilliant people. Recent Alliance credits: A Christmas Carol, Max Makes a Million, and Tiger Style!. Other recent regional credits include work with: Aurora Theatre, Horizon Theatre Company, Warehouse Theatre, Actor’s Express, and the wonderful folks at Children’s Theatre Company. TV/Film: “The Vampire Diaries” and “Doom Patrol”. She holds a B.A. in both Theatre & English from the University of Georgia. All that is good and important to the world takes work. Let us love one another. IG: @shellidelgado CAROLINE DONICA (US Mother/Merchant/ Another Mother/ Youngsoo/Hamee) is an actress and multidisciplinary artist whose work embraces innovation, collaboration, and diversity. She holds her MFA in Performing Arts and two BA degrees in History and Theatre Performance. Some of her past favorite shows include Dinner with Friends, Men on Boats, Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise, Seussical, Urinetown the Musical, Eurydice, The 39 Steps, Metamorphoses, Pride and Prejudice, and Beauty and the Beast. She is represented by STW Talent Agency in Atlanta, GA. OLIVIA LAMPERT (Bina) is making her Alliance Theatre debut as Bina after originating the role at Children’s Theatre Company! Favorite credits include The Sound of Music (Blue Water Theatre Company); Honk Jr. (Wayzata School Theatre); and Shapeshift (promotional video). Olivia has trained with Just for Kix, Stages Theatre Company, and All Things Musik


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(voice, ukulele). She would love to thank everyone who supported her and hopes that you enjoy the show! ELIZABETH PAN (Hamee; she/her) is honored to make her debut at the Alliance Theatre after originating the role at Children’s Theatre Company. Past theatre includes: Calligraphy (Theateworks Silicon Valley); Dogeaters (Center Theater Group); Film Chinois (Grove Theater Center); @thespeedofjake (Playwright’s Arena); and The Winter People (Theater@BostonCourt). Elizabeth trained at American Conservatory Theatre and the Royal National Theatre. www.elizabethpan.com; IG: @thereallizpan ALBERT PARK (Father/ Boatperson) Select theatre credits: The Supreme Leader (Dallas Theater Center); Man of God (Geffen Playhouse); Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (South Coast Repertory); Cambodian Rock Band (City Theatre Company/Merrimack Repertory); Yoga Play (MOXIE Theatre); Vietgone (East West Players); The Oldest Boy (San Diego Repertory); The Winter’s Tale (The Old Globe); Extraordinary Chambers (Mo’olelo Performing Arts Company); The Odd Couple (North Coast Repertory); Flower Drum Song (SDAART/La Jolla Playhouse). Select film credits: Borrowed Light; Last Summer of Nathan Lee. He especially thanks the cast, and crew. Albert is eternally grateful to Jenny, Felix, Henry, and Coral. He is represented by CESD. JOSEPH PENDERGRAST (Jinsoo/Soldier; they/ them) is thrilled to return to the Alliance after making their Children’s Theatre Company debut

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in this role. They have performed in most theaters in Atlanta including Alliance Theatre (Alice Between and Ever After); Found Stages (Frankenstein’s Funeral); Aurora Theatre (In the Heights); Serenbe Playhouse (Spring Awakening); Actor’s Express (Head Over Heels); and Synchrocity Theatre (Lyle the Crocodile). CLAY MAN SOO (US Father/Boatperson/ Jinsoo/Soldier) has performed with Guthrie Theater, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Theater Mu, Pangea World Theater, SD Shakespeare Festival, among others. Upcoming shows at Park Square Theatre and Tiger Lion Arts. He holds a B.A. at Gustavus Adolphus College. www.claymansoo.com ERIC TING (Director; he/they) is an Obie Award-winning director and Artistic Director of California Shakespeare Theater. Recent credits include Between Two Knees (OSF); The Good Person of Szechwan (Cal Shakes); and Parable of the Sower: The Opera. Upcoming: Between Two Knees (Yale Rep); and King Lear adapted by Marcus Gardley (Cal Shakes). LLOYD SUH (Playwright; he/him) is the author of The Chinese Lady; Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery; American Hwangap; and more, including The Wong Kids in the Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!, which premiered at Children’s Theatre Company in 2013. JIYOUN “JIJI” CHANG (Scenic & Lighting Designer; she/her) is a New York designer. Credits: Merry Wives (Delacorte Theatre); Slave Play (Nominations for Tony, Drama Desk, Henry Hewes); For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf (The


18 | encore Public); and Marys Seacole (Henry Hewes Nom, LCT3). More credits at Second Stage Theater, Roundabout, ATC, NYTW, BAM (Obie Award), MCC, Signature, Guggenheim, Berkeley Rep, Cal Shakes, Guthrie Theatre, The Old Globe, OSF (Falstaff Award), Studio Theatre. She sends special thanks to David and Eva.

Sister Act: The Musical; Bring It On: The Musical; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; Harmony, A New Musical, and The Prom. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection.

JUNGHYUN GEORGIA LEE (Costume Designer) is a Korean-born, NYC-based designer. She designed for New York Theatre Workshop, Ma-Yi, Public, Soho Rep, The Play Co., Alley Theatre, Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Indiana Repertory Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Alliance, and Syracuse Stage. She is a member of New Neighborhood, a multimedia and theatre group. M.F.A., Yale School of Drama. junghyungeorgialeedesign.com FABIAN OBISPO (Sound Designer/ Composer) Recent Off-Broadway credits include his musical Felix Starro; The Chinese Lady; Sea Wall/A Life; and Teenage Dick. He recently wrote the music for the PBS documentary 20 Years of Asian American Playwriting. He is a recipient of the Barrymore and the Berkshire Theatre Critics Award.

LIZ CAMPBELL (Stage Manager; she/her) Recent Alliance credits include: Working: The Musical, A Christmas Carol: The Live Radio Play, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Max Makes a Million, The Wizard of Oz, A Christmas Carol, Winnie the Pooh, The Jungle Book, Cinderella and Fella, Ugly Lies the Bone, Pancakes, Pancakes!, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical, James and the Giant Peach. Other local credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone, Camelot, The World Goes ’Round, Million Dollar Quartet, Monty Python’s Spamalot, and Ragtime (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Book of Will and It’s a Wonderful Life (Theatrical Outfit). She has been the Stage Manager for the GHSMTA (Shuler Awards) since 2015. She holds a BFA in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Co-founder of Atlanta Theatre Artists for Justice. Love to Ali and Maggie.

JODY FELDMAN (Casting) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the Assistant General Manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Feldman started her career at the Alliance as casting director in 1991 and added producer to her title and responsibilities in 2001. She has cast and produced more than 200 productions at the Alliance, encompassing a range of world premieres that includes The Last Night of Ballyhoo, What I Learned in Paris, Broke, Troubadour, In the Red and Brown Water, and more than 10 years of Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays, plus such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting; Aida; The Color Purple;

SKYLAR BURKS (Assistant Stage Manager) is delighted to continue her work at the Alliance Theatre. Alliance credits include: Small Mouth Sounds, Ghost, Ride the Cyclone, Ever After, Knead, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Candide, Sheltered, Crossing Delancey, A Christmas Carol, Native Guard, The Dancing Granny, Slur, and Moby Dick. Atlanta Opera credits include: Sweeney Todd, Out of Darkness: Two Remain, and The Abduction from the Seraglio. Skylar received a BFA in Stage Management and minor in Sound Design from Boston University and is the proud co-founder of Atlanta Theatre Artists for Justice. She is forever grateful to her friends and family for their continued love and support. www.atltheatre4justice.com

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AMANDA PEREZ (Stage Management Production Assistant; she/her) Alliance Theatre credits include: DREAM HOU$E, A Christmas Carol, Beautiful Blackbird Live!, A Christmas Carol. Other Atlanta credits include: Chess, Nine (Jennie T. Anderson Theatre); The Best of Broadway, Luminous, Oliver (Atlanta Lyric); Leading Ladies, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Driving Miss Daisy, Bullets Over Broadway (Georgia Ensemble Theatre). She’d like to thank her husband and daughter for all their love and support. CHILDREN’S THEATRE COMPANY (CTC) is the nation’s largest and most acclaimed theatre for young people and serves a multigenerational audience. It creates theatre experiences that educate, challenge, and inspire for more than 250,000 people annually. CTC is the only theatre focused on young audiences to win the coveted Tony Award® for regional theatre and is the only theatre in Minnesota to receive three Tony® nominations (for its production of A Year with Frog and Toad). CTC is committed to creating world-class productions at the highest level and to developing new works, more than 200 to date, dramatically changing the canon of work for young audiences. SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project, the Kendeda Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, and commercial partnerships on such projects as The Prom; Tuck Everlasting; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. She has directed nationally at the Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern Universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. Booth’s leadership is

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underwritten by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, an initiative to support and promote women’s theater leadership funded by The Helen Gurley Brown Foundation. She is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. MIKE SCHLEIFER (Managing Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2014 as General Manager, and in 2016 became Managing Director. Schleifer has led the administrative team on more than 50 productions and was one of the architects of the “On the Road” season, in which the Alliance produced 12 shows at 12 venues. He started the Alliance’s Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee and serves on the League of Resident Theatre’s Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Initiative. Previously, he spent 13 years at Baltimore’s Center Stage, working as Associate Producer, Production Manager and Resident Stage Manager. While in Baltimore, he spent seven years as an adjunct faculty member at Towson University and guest lectured all over the East Coast. He began his career as a Stage Manager and has dozens of stage-management credits in New York and regionally. He is married to theater director and educator Laura Hackman and is the proud father of two boys, Jack and Ben. ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION (AEA) Founded in 1913, AEA is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 51,000 professional Actors and Stage Managers. Equity fosters the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors’ Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. actorsequity.org


20 | yourstoryyourstage “Grit” is the word Bina uses to describe herself. Indeed, she proves this throughout the play. Although she is ten years old and small, she is armed with grit and determination. Seeing her navigate one obstacle after another while never giving up on hope reminded me of the stories my students at Re’Generation Movement have told me of their journeys from being refugees in their home countries to finally resettling in the United States. Khin* once shared with me the story of her escape from Myanmar when she was just about Bina’s age. Belonging to an ethnic minority, she and her family had to flee home due to ongoing persecution. She had to endure weeks of walking through forests, jumping over barbed wire fences, and hiding under a net on a fishing boat. The family had to be separated for a brief period before they reunited in Malaysia, where they were finally given the status of “Refugee” and were able to resettle in the U.S. While these were difficult circumstances to bear as a young girl, she recalls how the experiences taught her the importance of family and also gave her the grit that sustains her to this day. Now a U.S. citizen, Khin attends a prestigious university on a full scholarship. Khin’s story is one of many stories of grit that our students carry. At Re’Gen, our mission is to empower these members of global diasporas — refugees and immigrants — like Khin to unleash their potentials as peacebuilders and changemakers in today’s world. The stories behind why they had to leave home to come to the U.S. are stories of pain and trauma; however, because of their background, they also possess unrivaled grit and broad global perspectives and identities. That is why we believe that global citizens like Khin hold the key to solving many of the problems we face in today’s evermore globalizing and pluralizing world. With hearts that can feel the pain on the other side of the world as vividly and tangibly as the pain here; with fluidity that can understand and adapt to different cultural contexts; and with a genuine longing for a safe belonging for self and for others around the globe, our students embody the seeds of hope that will regenerate this world to be a more welcoming, more harmonious, and more equitable place. To learn more, please visit rgmovement.com and follow us on Instagram: @regenerationmovement or Facebook: facebook.com/ReGenATL. *Name replaced with a pseudonym to protect the student’s privacy

Jongdae Kim Executive Director Re’Generation Movement

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synopsis

SYNOPSIS Bina’s family grows the finest apples in all of Korea. But when war forces her to flee her home, Bina is alone in the world with just six precious apples to her name. Can these meager possessions help her find her family? Join Bina on her spirited journey that ranges from the heartbreaking to the humorous. Encountering new challenges at every turn, Bina is forced to rely upon her apples and their important legacy as she begins to discover the power of her own resilience. Often mesmerizing, always heartwarming, Bina will discover that she’s not the only one on a difficult quest for a place to call home.

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

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


sectionName 22 | aboutthealliance

ABOUT THE ALLIANCE THEATRE Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theatre in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance received the Regional Theatre Tony Award® for sustained excellence in programming, education, and community engagement. In January 2019, the Alliance opened its new, state-of-the-art performance space, The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre. Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 116 productions including nine that have transferred to Broadway. The Alliance education department reaches 90,000 students annually through performances, classes, camps, and in-school initiatives designed to support teachers and enhance student learning. The Alliance Theatre values community, curiosity, collaboration, and excellence, and is dedicated to representing Atlanta’s diverse community with the stories we tell, the artists, staff, and leadership we employ, and audiences we serve. www.alliancetheatre.org. OUR MISSION To expand hearts and minds onstage and off. OUR VISION Making Atlanta more connected, curious, and compassionate through theatre and arts education. LAND ACKNOWLEDGMENT In the sincerest efforts to gain further understanding of the history that has brought us to reside on this land and to accept the knowledge that colonialism is a current and ongoing process under which we need to build our mindfulness of our present participation, we hereby acknowledge this native land of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

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OFFICERS Chair Jocelyn J. Hunter Immediate Past Chair Lila Hertz Secretary E. Kendrick Smith Treasurer LeighAnn Costley Ex-Officio Hala Moddelmog LIFETIME DIRECTORS Rita Anderson Ken Bernhardt Frank Chew Ann Cramer Linda Davidson Laura Hardman Hays Mershon Richard S. Myrick Helen Smith Price Helen Regenstein Bob Reiser Jane Shivers Ben White BOARD OF DIRECTORS Kristin Adams Kimberly Ajy James Anderson Alba Baylin Kenny Blank Brittany Boals Moeller Terri Bonoff Matthew Bower Laura Brightwell Jeff Cashdan Steve Chaddick Miles Cook LeighAnn Costley Joe Crowley Alison Danaceau Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs Howard Feinsand Andrea Freeman Richard Goerss Lila Hertz Jocelyn Hunter Malvika Jhangiani Anne Kaiser

John Keller Andjela Kessler Lauren Kiefer Jim Kilberg Jesse Killings Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Carrie Kurlander Allegra Lawrence-Hardy Robert Masucci Jean Ann McCarthy Alan McKeon Alan McKnight Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog Phil Moïse Maureen Morrison Allison O’Kelly Victoria Palefsky Paul Pendergrass Jamal Powell Asif Ramji Danielle Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser Matthew Richburg Robyn Roberts Maurice Rosenbaum Kerri Sauer Steve Selig Mital Shah Bill Sleeper H. Bronson Smith E. Kendrick Smith Chandra Stephens-Albright Charlita Stephens Rosemarie Thurston Benny Varzi Rebekah Wasserman Dana Weeks Ugwonali Glenn Weiss Cynthia Widner Wall Todd Zeldin ADVISORY BOARD Advisory Board Co-Chair Laura Hardman Advisory Board Co-Chair Phil H. Moïse Chris Ahrenkiel Rene Alegria Charmaine Alexander Joe Alterman

Jonathan Arogeti Carrie Ashbee Farideh Azadi Kelli Bennett Jericho Brown Merry Hunter Caudle Farah Clerveau Elizabeth Cooper Gail Crowder Tallia Deljou Anjali Enjeti Jason Feldman Rev. Everett Flanigan Nathan Flint Mary Beth Flournoy Jennifer Foster Karen Foster Lula Gilliam Shauna Grovell Laura Hardman Wendy Heckelman Jason Hoch Elizabeth Hollister Zenith Houston Jim Issa Debby Kelly Robin Kendric Triplett Helen Kim Ho Quinn Leoni Joyce Gist Lewis Andra London Indira Londono Theo Lowe Monica McLary Jaime McQuilkin Jenna Measroch Nishant Mehta Phil H. Moïse Victoria Necessary Andisheh Nouraee Ade Oguntoye Aixa Pascual Shirley Powell Nancy C. Prager Shannon Price Alexis Rainey Kristin Ray Kat Reynolds Kirk Rich Ryan Roemerman Fred Roselli Kyle Rossilli Amanda Shailendra

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Pastor Beverly Brown Shaw Dan Moss Silverboard Christie Sithiphone Charles Stephens Brian Stoltz Maria Storts Velma C. Tilley Kathy Gillespie Tomajko Ronald J. Tomajko Hilda Tompkins Roxanne Varzi Stuart Wilkinson VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP President, STARS Andjela Kessler Chairman, Theater Advocates Judy Feldstein Susan Stiefel Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Edwina Sellan Chairman, Hospitality Susan Stiefel


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Alliance Sponsors are businesses, corporations, and institutions that have supported the work of the Alliance Theatre. We thank them for their generosity and support. $1 Million+

$50,000+

The Coca-Cola Company

R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Edgerton Foundation Fulton County Board of Commissioners Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. King & Spalding National Vision Northside Hospital WestRock

$500,000+ Chick-fil-A Foundation Rhonda and Dan Cathy Lettie Pate Evans Foundation

$250,000+ Anonymous The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation WarnerMedia & AT&T Foundation The Goizueta Foundation Helen Gurley Brown Foundation The Home Depot Foundation

$100,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation The Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Foundation Charles Loridans Foundation Delta Air Lines, Inc. Georgia Natural Gas Invesco QQQ The Kendeda Fund PNC Shubert Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust The David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund The Rich Foundation The Zeist Foundation

$25,000+ Alston & Bird Camp-Younts Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia-Pacific The Imlay Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust The Princess Grace Foundation, USA Rotary Education Foundation of Atlanta United Distributors William Randolph Hearst Foundations

CNP Disney Publishing Do a Good Day Foundation Eversheds Sutherland Frances Wood Wilson Foundation George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta John and Mary Franklin Foundation Jones Day Kile’s Beautiful Mind Foundation The Johnny Mercer Foundation Macy’s Osiason Educational Foundation South Arts Theatre Forward Worldpay US, Inc.

$5,000+ Anonymous Augustine Foundation Lexus Mary Wilmer Covey Charitable Trust Publix Super Markets Charities

$10,000+ AEC Trust Anonymous Aon Cancer Treatment Centers of America Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation Cartoon Network

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


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Family Series Sponsor

Alliance Series Sponsor

Official Hotel

Official Research Partner

government

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

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

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


26 | annualfund Individual, foundation, and corporate donors contribute more than $8 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for your support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund from June 1, 2020 – February 13, 2022.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $100,000+ The SKK Foundation Spotlight $50,000+ The Antinori Foundation Kathy* & Ken Bernhardt Ms. Stephanie Blank & Mr. David Williams Barbara & Steve Chaddick David & Carolyn Gould Doug & Lila Hertz Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation The Naserian Foundation Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Brian & Carrie Kurlander Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Ivester Allison and Shane O’Kelly Bob & Margaret Reiser Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Chairman’s Circle $25,000+ Roxanne & Jeffrey Cashdan Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Ann & Jeff Cramer Katie & Reade Fahs Jocelyn J. Hunter

David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Jane & J. Hicks Lanier Phil & Caroline Moïse Victoria & Howard Palefsky Paul Pendergrass & Margaret Baldwin Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Patty & Doug Reid Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Ms. Mital Shah Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Tim & Maria Tassopoulos Rosemarie & David Thurston Amy & Todd Zeldin Leadership Circle $15,000+ James Anderson Farideh & Al Azadi Foundation The Balloun Family Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Judge JoAnn Bowens Miles & Nicole Cook LeighAnn & Chad Costley Ms. Alison Danaceau & Mr. Tim McKinley Marcia & John Donnell Diane Durgin Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile

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Ellen & Howard Feinsand Heidi & David Geller Doris & Matthew Geller Marsha & Richard Goerss Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Anne & Mark Kaiser Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Jesse Killings Mr. & Mrs. Barry McCarthy Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Dori & Jack Miller Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Matt Richburg Linda & Steve Selig William & Margarita Sleeper Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Mr. & Mrs. Art Waldrop Ramona & Ben White Director’s Circle $10,000+ Ms. Kristin Adams Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Alba C. Baylin Natalie & Matthew Bernstein Martha & Toby Brooks Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Fund Eve Joy Eckardt


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Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Kim & Ted Greene Malvika Jhangiani John C. Keller James & Lori Kilberg Jamal & Tiffany Powell Wade Rakes & Nicholas Miller Robyn Roberts & Kevin Greiner Mark & Linda Silberman Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Dana & Obi Ugwonali Benny & Roxanne Varzi Waffle House Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Suzy Wilner

Hala & Steve Moddelmog Debbie & Lon Neese John & Helen Parker Steve & Tonya Paro Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Radow Mr. George Russell, Jr. & Mrs. Faye SampsonRussell Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Lynne & Steve Steindel Charlita Stephens & Delores Stephens In honor of Carol Jones Maria-Ruth Storts Chuck & Lisa CannonTaylor Leslie Taylor & David Pratt

Benefactors $5,000+

$2,500+

Anonymous The Robert S. Elster Foundation Ellen Arnovitz Lisa & Joe Bankoff Brian & Jennifer Boutte Mrs. Lucinda W. Bunnen Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Ann & Jim Curry Linda & Gene Davidson Andrea & Jerry Freeman Mr. David F. Golden Dr. & Mrs. Marvin Goldstein Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman Ariana L. Hargrave Henry & Etta Raye Hirsch Heritage Foundation Tad & Janin Hutcheson Boland & Andrea Lea Jones Mr. James Kieffer Mr. Charles R. Kowal Dr. & Mrs. John Lee Lubo Fund Daniel Marks & Keri Powell Melanie & S. Alan McKnight, Jr. Burrelle Meeks Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger

Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Rita & Ralph Connell Joe Crowley & Phil Mack Brad & Sally Currey Karen & Andrew Ghertner Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Linda & Richard Hubert Jason & Laurie Jeffay Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy & Valerie Haughton Kristie L. Madara Raymond & Penelope McPhee Stacia Minton Clair & Thomas Muller Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Sam & Barbara Pettway Ms. Kristin L. Ray Dr. Denise Raynor Mr. Ronald Russell & Mr. Tommy Russell Jane & Rein Saral

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Sharon & David Schachter Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Jane E. Shivers Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Susan & Alan* Stiefel Judith & Mark Taylor G. Scott Thompson & Caitlin Way Stan & Velma Tilley Kathy & Ron Tomajko Ms. Kathy Waller & Mr. Kenny Goggins Ms. Cathy Weil The Zaban Foundation $1,500+ Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. George Ajy Mark & Pam Bell Candace Carson Andrew Childers Melodie H. Clayton Susan & Ed Croft Gail Crowder Mr. & Mrs. Erik Curns Kathy & Jason Evans Tim & Tina Eyerly Mr. & Mrs. David Felfoldi Andrew & Wendie Fisher Mr. & Mrs. Paul A. Flexner Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Marla Jane Franks, MD Sandeep Goyal & Taylor England Louise S. Gunn Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Randy & Connie Jones Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Dr. William A. Kiser David L. Kuniansky Sheri & Steve Labovitz Judith Lyon & Ron Bloom Jennifer Manning Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Lynn & Galen Oelkers


28 | encore Mr. & Mrs. Armond Perkins Peg Petersen Helen M. Regenstein Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Ms. Donna Schwartz Kashi Sehgal Rochelle Shinn Jim & Janie Stratigos Jenny Streeter Dr. & Mrs. Harry Strothers Ms. Avril Vignos Penn & Sally Wells Adrienne Whitehead Kiki Wilson Lynne Winship William & Nancy Yang

$1,000+ John & Lynn Ayers Mr. George T. Baker David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Giornelli Drs. Cathie & Hugh Hudson Ashley James Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Kelly Thomas & Constance Kinnear Paul & Marcia Meis Anna & Hays Mershon Amsi Morales-Owens Lois & Don Reitzes Deborah W. Royer Mr. & Mrs. Chris Rozell

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Mr. & Mrs. David W. Scheible Andrea Strickland Eric C. Tiegel Wayne & Lee Vason Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Weiss


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ALLIANCE THEATRE MONTHLY SUSTAINER SOCIETY We would like to thank our donors who have committed to giving us a recurring monthly donation to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Join today: www.alliancetheatre.org/sustainer Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Mr. Faraz Ahmed Mr. E. Scott Arnold Gaytra D. Arnold Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Mr. & Mrs. John Bauer Ms. Aparna Bhattacharyya & Mr. Paul Nilsson Dr. Deloris Bryant-Booker Jeff Burnham Mr. Brandon Bush Henry Cabaniss Mr. W. Imara Canady Karen & Harold Carney Mr. William Carroll David Cashman Ms. Jacquel Chambers Ms. Sarah K. Chester Ms. Mishelle Cirillo & Ms. Bryan Suttles Mr. Kevin Clift & Mr. Michael Yochelson Ouida Collins Mr. & Mrs. Joe Colonna Elizabeth Corrie Mr. Lawrence R. Cowart Mr. & Mr. Christopher Cox Marge & Gray Crouse Nash Ditmetaroj Derrick Doose Christina Dunn Whitney Fahner Edward Feldstein Martha Fineman Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Fineman Eric Fisher Brenda Fleming

Mr. Ken H. Foskett Christine & Andrew Fry Ms. & Ms. Katie S. Goodman Mr. Bryant D. Gresham & Mr. Alexander Bossert Shauna Grovell Lauren & Jonathan Grunberg Mrs. Jo Ann Haden-Miller & Mr. William Miller Ms. Joy Hambrick Ms. Wynette Hammons Penn Hansa Ms. Lindsey E. Hardegree Ms. Linda L. Hare & Mr. Gerald A. Barth Nancy A. Hatfield Dr. & Mrs. David M. Hill Ms. Becca Hogue Jim Johnson Karen Jones Kelley J. Jordan-Monne Mr. & Mrs. Stephen J. Kalista Mr. Barnabas Kane Ms. Ruth Kanfer Amy & Jeremy King Ms. Lynne Kuhn Sarah Latif Dr. Andrea Lawrence Mr. Darryl E. Lesure & Mrs. Candice Simon-Lesure Ms. Joyce R. Lewis Ms. Karen Lightfoot Ms. Barbara Lincoln & Mr. Gary Rosenshein Ms. Alison Main Ms. Jaime McQuilkin Mr. & Mrs. James Michael Ms. Jeanette M. Morgan

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Victoria Necessary Ms. Ronita Pace Mr. Steve M. Peck Chris J. Peterson Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan K. Peterson Ms. Kendrick Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Marc B. Pickard Jacqueline Powe Ms. Shannon L. Price Mrs. Brenda Pruitt Alexis Rainey M. Corwin Robison Mrs. Peggy Rogers Mr. & Mrs. Peter S. Savitz Barbara Schreiber Eric Schwartz Mr. Tom Slovak & Mr. Jeffery Jones Ms. Carol Smith Chaundra Smith Ms. Janet F. Smith Jennifer Smith Ms. Lynn Stallings Laura Stordy Mrs. Jill Strickland Charles Thompson Stephanie Van Parys Ben Warshaw Ms. Caitlin Way Mr. & Mrs. David D. Whitley Mr. & Mrs. Napoleon A. Williams Ms. Janice A. Wolf & Mr. M. Barry Etra Chandra C. Wright Michelle Zinney


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

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

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

LEGACY SOCIETY Celebrating our supporters who have made a legacy gift to the Alliance Theatre. The Legacy Society celebrates individuals who have made a planned gift to the Alliance Theatre. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the Alliance Theatre and its mission, while accommodating your financial, estate planning and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the Alliance Theatre. To learn more about the Legacy Society, please contact Caitlin Way at 404-733-4757 or caitlin.way@alliancetheatre.org. Anonymous Rita M. Anderson Roland & Linda Bates Anne & Jim Breedlove Ezra Cohen Ann & Jeffrey Cramer Susan & Edward Croft Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Terry and Stacy Dietzler Diane Durgin Elizabeth Etoll Ellen & Howard Feinsand Laura & John Hardman Nancy & Glen Hesler P.J. Younglove Hovey

Lauren & David Kiefer David Kuniansky Virginia Vann* & Ken Large Edith Love* Lauren & John McColskey Anna & Hays Mershon Caroline & Phil Moïse Winifred B. & Richard S. Myrick Victoria & Howard L. Palefsky Armond & Sharon Perkins Jan Pomerantz Helen Regenstein Margaret & Robert Reiser Betty Blondeau-Russell*

Tricia & Neal Schachtel Debbie* & Charles B. Shelton III Jane E. Shivers Roger Smith & Christopher Jones* Lee Harper & Wayne Vason Terri & Rick Western Ramona & Ben White * deceased


THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE Woodruff Circle members have contributed more than $250,000 annually to support the arts and education work of the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. We are deeply grateful to these partners who lead our efforts to help create opportunities for enhanced access to the work.

$1MILLION+

A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

$500,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra A Friend of the Woodruff Arts Center Bank of America The John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Family Foundation Chick-fil-A Foundation | Rhonda & Dan Cathy The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Douglas J. Hertz Family The Home Depot Foundation Sarah and Jim Kennedy SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

$250,000+ A Friend of the Woodruff Arts Center Farideh & Al Azadi Foundation The Molly Blank Fund Helen Gurley Brown Foundation Cathy Cousins Foundation The Estate of Catherine Warren Dukehart The Estate of Dr. John W. Gamwell The Goizueta Foundation Estate of Burton M. Gold Mr. and Mrs. James S. Grien Invesco The Marcus Foundation, Inc. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation PNC The Rich Foundation, Inc. UPS WarnerMedia and AT&T Foundation The Zeist Foundation, Inc.


32 | staff ARTISTIC Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Producer & Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Feldman Director of Diversity, Equity, & Engagement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Distinguished Artist in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage BOLD Artistic Director Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tinashe Kajese-Bolden Associate Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Watkins BOLD Producing Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kay Nilest Spelman Leadership Fellows . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raiyon Hunter, Alexis Woodard Spelman Interns . . . . . . . . . . Christina James, A’Shiah N Rachel, Karen Douyon Kenny Leon Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Pendarvis II Resident Artist & Allyship Program Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Lawrence Director of Community Partnerships & Engagement . . . . . Rita Kompelmakher Reiser Lab Artists Round 6 . . . . . . . . . . Jake Krakovsky, Jane Foley, Ibi Owolabi, Hannah Church, Julia Appleton, Sarah Newby Halicks, Jaclyn Hoffman, Lee Osorio, Angela Farr Schiller, Rachel Parish Round 7 . . . . . .Skye Passmore, Michelle Pokopac, Amee Vyas, Denise Arribas, Michael Haverty, Jeffrey Zwartjes Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrence Bennett Associate Production Managers . . . . . . . . . . . .Phil Baranski, Courtney O’Neill COVID Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Costumes Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Laury Conley Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kayli Warner Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tonja Petersen, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana L. Thomas 1st Hands/Stitchers . . . . . . . . Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker, Mary Cruz Torres Wardrobe Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Zachary Morrison Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Electrics Associate Director of Lighting and Projection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joy Diaz Interim Staff Electrician . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Neil Anderson Lighting Design Consultant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ernesto Gomez Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . Steve Jordan, Gabrielle Drum, Benjamin Strickland Properties Director of Theatrical Properties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich Props Artisan/Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kathryn Andries Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Richardson Shop Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Buyer/Lead Welder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rigel Powell Auto Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Seifert Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Jackson, Marlon Wilson, Charles Bedell Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brianna Bass Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . Emma Mouledoux, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jayson T. Waddell, Rodney Williams Stage Management Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shaina Pierce Stage Management Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Perez Stage Operations Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Assistant Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Lucibella Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan Perez

EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Naserian Foundation Head of Early Childhood Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hallie Angelella Head of Youth & Family Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Administration & Education Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Head of Secondary Curriculum & Partnerships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis

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Education Administration & Finance Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dacey Geary Administrative & Adult Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Hindsman Head of Strategic Initiatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle Jacob Alliance@Work Creative Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Noble Head of Elementary School Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Artist in Residence & Teen Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . Sam Provenzano Head of Education Advancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kristen Silton Youth Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jasmine Thomas Teaching Artists Jae Ahn, Jimez Alexander, Will Amato, Chase Anderson, Jasmine Anthony, Ricardo Aponte, Imani Banks, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Olivia Aston Bosworth, Jared Brodie, Chelsea Brown, Lon Bumgarner, Sara Burris, Dan Caffrey, April Andrew Carswell, Katie Causey, Lina Chambers, Hannah Lake Chatham, Hannah Church, Megan Cramer, Kelly Criss, Nakeisha Daniel, Peyton McDaniel Davis, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, Sarah Donnell, John Doyle, Laurin Dunleavy, Suehyla El-Attar, Amitria Fanae, Shelby Folks, Sharon Foote, Spencer Ford, Daryl Funn, Allison Gardner, Neeley Gossett, Ilasiea Gray, Meg Grey, Amber Hamilton, Meg Harkins, Robert Hindsman, Julissa Sabino Hobbs, Deja Holmes, Renita James, Meg Johns, Kendra Johnson, Carole Kaboya, Ashe Kazanjian, Chris Lane, Maya Lawrence, Antonia LeChe, Anja Lee, Kathleen Link, Amy Lucas, Ansley Lynn, Christian Magby, Barry Stewart Mann, Cara Mantella, Gloria Martin, Mari Martinez, Dalyla McGee, Candy McLellan, Karin Mervis, Erika Miranda, Mary Moccia, Courtney Moors-Hornick, Amanda Wansa Morgan, Jenna Jackson Morris, Kevin Moxley, Audrey Myers, JD Myers, Patrick Myers, Amor Owens, Mary Michael Patterson, Tafee Patterson, Sydney Patton, Zuri Petteway, Rebecca Pogue, Michelle Pokopac, Samantha Provenzano, V Reibel, Morgan Rysdon, Daniela Santiago, Riley Schatz, Erin Schaut, Avery Sharpe, Caitlin Slotnick, Alexandria Joy Smith, Lucy Smith, Taryn Spires, Destiny Stancil, Autumn Stephens, LeeAnna Lambert Sweatt, Megan Tabaque, Jasmine Thomas, Callie Timme, Sariel Toribio, Ebony Tucker, Julia VanderVeen, Jeremy Varner, José Miguel Vasquez, Rachel Wansker, Megan Wartell, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Ayana Williams, Jay Williams, Vallea Woodbury, Melissa Word Teen Ensemble Members Zariyah Allen, Ugo Anyanwutaku, Nathan Bell, Caroline Brown, Isabella Cavienss, Da’Quan Cooney, Nicole Cortes, Xavier Doyle, Nick Fargar, Emma Kate Farlow, Khala Flemister, Zariya Hargett, Jude Harris, Kai Hornbeck, Samyukta Iyer, Varun Kashyap, LaNiyah Kelly, Abigail Kirk, Chloe Lomax, Alexander Lopez, Naia Morgan, Cady Wells

MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Assistant Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thomas D. Powell Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenterill Boden Senior Data Analyst . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Management Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Savannah Cathers Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Charlton Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trent Anderson Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way Associate Director, Strategic Institutional Advancement . . . . . Collins Desselle Manager, Annual Fund & Donor Relations . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Ridgeway-Baierl Manager, Donor Experience & Community Engagement . . . . . . . . . . Jo Lopez Development Coordinator for Board Relations & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kailan Daugherty Sales Director of Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Membership Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corey L. Smith Hertz Stage Lead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James G. Smith Box Office Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Posada Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Season Tickets Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethan Padgett Membership Sales Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Quintara Johnson Group Sales Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn Rick Marketing Director of Marketing & Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Associate Creative Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Marketing Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ashley Elliott Social Media Manager & Content Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aniska Tonge Marketing & Public Relations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mashaun D. Simon Manager of Web & Digital Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anna Birtles Lead Front of House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brittany Mangham House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robyn E. Sutton-Fernandez Part Time House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbara O’Haley




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