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BeBe Winans enlists his nephew and niece to re-create himself and sister CeCe in a world premiere bio-musical. By Julie Bookman


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What’s your church? Wait for a second before forming an answer. Try not to go to architecture and address, or even to a place of religious (or non-religious) identification. Try instead to go to that place where you feel yourself to be part of a larger whole. Go to that state of being, that arena of doing, that community of people — where you don’t have to wonder if you belong – you just know. I’m sitting down to write this letter having just watched a rehearsal runthough of Born for This. We are still in process; scenes are changing, songs are being added and subtracted. And all of that feels familiar. But there’s something right now that feels a little unfamiliar. And I’m trying to figure out what it is. There’s a moment early in the play where a music director asks a singer to “take me to church.” And in the moment that follows — and in countless moments throughout this piece — we are taken. Lifted up, invited in and made to know that we belong. We are not asked to believe a particular doctrine or accept a particular set of truths. We are asked only to be a present participant in a story of belonging and belief that is told without cynicism. Aha. That’s the unfamiliar part. The lack of cynicism. BeBe Winans and Charles Randolph Wright are making a place, as much as they are making a musical. They are telling a story that has enormous heart, enormous open doors for you to walk though and the enormous goal of letting everyone who sits here tonight and every night know that they belong. They are making a cynicism-free theatrical place for communion in the sense of shared community. Which is, I’m thinking, like making a kind of church. Call it whatever works for you. Just call us glad you decided to come.

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BeBe Winans enlists nephew and niece to re-create himself and sister CeCe in a world premiere musical. ou don’t go through life, says BeBe Winans, “thinking that your life could be a musical.” But in a conversation about 10 years ago with a friend, singer-songwriter Roberta Flack, sprung an idea on him: “So when are you going to write that musical about your family?” 10 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

“I mean, it was weird,” BeBe says. “Like where was this coming from? I thought Roberta must not be taking her medication!” In a Montreal hotel room a few days later, he says, “It was like a faucet turned on and it started pouring out.” BeBe more or less forgot about why he was in Canada. He wrote for days “like a faucet, like a faucet,” until he had



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More than anything, Born for This is about family, something you don’t get enough of in a reality-show culture that prefers the dysfunctional. ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG



they stayed for six years singing gospel on “The PTL Club,” part of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise the Lord Network. More than anything, Born for This is about family, something you don’t get enough of in a reality-show culture that prefers the dysfunctional, says BeBe. “That is not what we were taught.” The roles of BeBe and CeCe are played by siblings Juan Winans, 34, and Deborah Joy Winans, 31, the children of Carvin Winans, one of BeBe’s older brothers. Of Mom and Pop Winans’ 34 grandchildren, the Grammynominated Juan has always been particularly close to his uncle BeBe. “Basically, Juan thought he was me. Even as a kid, he was with me a lot. He mimics me so much, he always has.” Juan’s singing voice is similar enough to his own in tone and style, BeBe says. He says Deborah Joy “knew from birth that she was going to be an actress. We would almost laugh at Joy about that, that she was so determined she was not going to sing.” Joy earned her degree in theater and will appear in “Greenleaf,” a dramatic TV series about a megachurch debuting in late May on the Oprah Winfrey Network.


a first draft. He called it Through My Eyes. Benjamin “BeBe” and Priscilla “CeCe” are the seventh and eighth of 10 children born to Delores and David Winans. “Mom and Pop” raised their seven sons and three daughters in Detroit, where life revolved around family, love of God and music. “Y’all had to be crazy to have 10 kids!” BeBe says now, as if hollering to his parents. “I have enough to fret about with two. But 10 kids! I can’t even imagine. My brain hurts when I think about eight more.” Audiences can get a deeper insight into the close-knit clan in this Alliance Theatre world premiere, now titled Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story, a co-production with Washington’s estimable Arena Stage. The musical mostly features original songs by BeBe, who shares script credit with director Charles Randolph-Wright (Motown the Musical). The top-flight production team includes costume designer William Ivey Long, a perennial Tony Award nominee and a winner for such shows as Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray, The Producers and Crazy for You. The show follows the rise to fame of BeBe and CeCe. In 1981, at ages 17 and 15, they left home for Pineville, N.C., where


OPPOSITE PAGE: BeBe and CeCe Winans with Whitney Houston (center); LEFT: Juan Winans and Deborah Joy Winans as BeBe and CeCe, and Kirsten Wyatt and Chaz Pofahl as Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker in the show.

The parallels are amazing, BeBe says. While working through the musical’s many evolutions, BeBe has seen Juan lift up his younger sister’s confidence as a singer, while she helped him strengthen his acting. “I say amazing because it was the same with me and my sister,” BeBe recalls. “I always had to build up her confidence. Even today she still looks at me to find that comfort zone.” Both live in Nashville and remain close. “Jim and Tammy were like parents to us,” BeBe says, noting that Jim is still very much a part of his life. (Tammy Faye died in 2007). The two have a common life mission — “a true calling to share the love of God,” BeBe says. Born for This features the Bakkers and other roles based on real people: Mom and Pop; Winans siblings Carvin and twin brother Marvin; and Whitney Houston, who was like a sister to BeBe and CeCe. Deep into the show, Houston (already an established star), shares a quiet moment with the up-and-coming Winans. “When I’m with you two,” she says, “I get to be Nippy again. And I don’t get to be her much anymore.” “We immediately became family,” BeBe recalls. “We gave her a safe haven — totally, just like family.” Houston was godmother to

BeBe’s daughter, and CeCe was godmother to Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. In writing the musical, BeBe says he and Randolph-Wright aimed for honesty above all. “For me, it’s been a therapeutic and sometimes terrifying experience, because, you know, it’s my life. Every emotion there is, from tears to laughter to chills.” On the page, BeBe’s characters seem to crackle with authenticity. “Those are some crazy Caucasians,” Mom says when she meets the Bakkers. “They seem nice, but I smell crazy.” A barber by trade (among other things), Pop was a “yes, sir” and “no, sir” patriarch. When he didn’t like something, he had to get right in and fix it. “Pop taught us that if one Winans wins, all Winans win, and if one Winans loses, all Winans lose.” There’s a whole mess of them now, including 10 great-grandchildren. Thanksgiving meant 80 spending a week in four large Florida beach houses. How many tickets did the Winans need for opening night? “Plenty,” is BeBe’s answer. Is Roberta Flack coming? “She has no idea! We’ve got to get her here!” A ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 13

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CHARLES RANDOLPH-WRIGHT AND BEBE WINANS Developed with the assistance of Murray Horwitz SET DESIGN





















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cast CAST * KURT BOEHM . . . . Jimmy Ray/Record Executive/ Stage Manager Voiceover * DYLLON BURNSIDE . . . Howard/Michael Winans DESMOND SEAN ELLINGTON . . Carvin Winans/ Alvin Love ROBERT LEE HINDSMAN . . . . . . . . Ensemble JAKE KRAKOVSKY . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ensemble * GRACIE JONES . . . . . . . . . . . Edith/Ensemble * NICK MORRETT . . . . . . . . . . . Bob/Ensemble * MILTON CRAIG NEALY . . . . . . . . Pop Winans

* CHAZ POFAHL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Bakker * BRAD RAYMOND . . . . . . . . . .Ronald Winans KIANDRA RICHARDSON . . . . Whitney Houston/ Reporter MICHAEL STIGGERS . . . . . . . . Marvin Winans * NITA WHITAKER . . . . . . . . . . . Mom Winans * ALISON WHITEHURST . . . . . . . . . . . . Penny DEBORAH JOY WINANS . . . . . . . CeCe Winans JUAN WINANS . . . . . . . . . . . . . BeBe Winans * KIRSTEN WYATT . . . . . . . . Tammy Faye Bakker

UNDERSTUDIES QUENTIN AVERY BROWN . . . . . . Pop Winans/ BRITTANY INGE . . . CeCe Winans/Mom Winans Ronald Winans * GRACIE JONES . . . . . Tammy Faye Bakker/Penny RAJANÉ BROWN . . . . . . . . . Whitney Houston * NICK MORRETT . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Bakker HANNAH CHURCH . . . . . . . . . . Edith/Penny MARCUS NEITHER . . . Howard/Michael Winans/ * DESMOND SEAN ELLINGTON . . . BeBe Winans Pop Winans DENZEL FIELDS . . . . . . . . . . Marvin Winans/ PATRICK WADE . . . . . . . . . . . Bob/Jimmy Ray Carvin Winans/Alvin/BeBe Winans STAGE MANAGEMENT * BRET TORBECK . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager BRITNEY DeROSA . . . . . . . . . .Stage Management * JAYSON T. WADDELL . . . . .Assistant Stage Manager Production Assistant PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE BRITT BONNEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Copyist CHARLOTTE RATHKE . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Lighting Designer KEITH CAGGIANO . . . Associate Sound Designer TAYLOR WILLIAMS & RANDY COHEN, SARA EVEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Mixer COHEN KEYBOARDS . . . Keyboard Programmers BRITNY HORTON . . . . . . . Assistant to Director GRANT McDONALD . . . . . . Associate Projection CATE McCREA . . . . . . Associate Scenic Designer Designer/Programmer BRIAN MEAR . . . . . .Associate Costume Designer ALICIA QUIRK . . . . . . . Script & Music Wrangler MUSICIANS BILL HATCHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guitar QUINTON “Q” ROBINSON . . . . . . . . . Drums BRETT D. MEADOW . . . . . . . . . . . Bass Guitar TONY TAYLOR . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Pianist ERIK MILLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Organ SAM WILLIAMS . . . . . . . . . .Piano & Keyboards

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profiles cast KURT BOEHM ( Jimmy Ray/ Record Executive/Stage Manager Voiceover) is from Washington, D.C., and thrilled to be making his Alliance debut! Credits include Fiddler on the Roof, My Fair Lady, Oklahoma! and She Loves Me (Arena Stage); West Side Story, Cabaret, Les Miserables and Kiss of the Spider Woman (Signature Theatre); A Chorus Line, Godspell, How to Succeed in Business and The Producers (Olney Theatre Center); Little Shop of Horrors (Ford’s Theatre); The Full Monty (Keegan Theatre); The Last Five Years (Red Branch Theatre); Phantom Tollbooth (Kennedy Center); and the Latino Inaugural Gala honoring Chita Rivera and Rita Moreno. He has nine Helen Hayes Award nominations and holds a bachelor of music from Catholic University. QUENTIN AVERY BROWN (US Ronald/Pop Winans) is new to Atlanta and thrilled to be making his Alliance Theatre debut! Recent Atlanta credits: Buddy Holly: The Buddy Holly Story (Legacy Theatre); Dead Mans Party, MixTape and Holiday in the Park (Six Flags Over Georgia); and Camelot in Concert (Aurora Theatre). Other credits: The Color Purple (Alhambra Dinner Theatre) and Smokey Joe’s Cafe (IceHouse Theatre). He thanks his family and friends for all of their support and constant love! DYLLON BURNSIDE (Howard/ Michael Winans) is really excited to return to Atlanta, his second home, to make his Alliance Theatre debut! Broadway: Holler If Ya Hear Me. Off-Broadway: B-Boy Blues. TV/film: “Peter Pan Live!,” “High Maintenance,” “Prison Break,” Central Park, Yinz. dyllonburnside.com @ dyllonburnside HANNAH CHURCH (US Edith/ Penny ) is happy to be back at the Alliance! She was last seen as Mom in Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical (Suzi nominated) and A Christmas Carol (2015). International tours: The Tower (Artspot Theatre), with which she performed in South America, the Middle East and Asia. Favorite

regional credits: Spring Awakening and Romeo & Juliet (Roxy Regional); Playboy of the Western World (Arís); Waffle Palace and Santaland Diaries (Horizon Theatre); Hello, Dolly! (Round Barn Theatre). 2014/15 playwright apprentice at Horizon. Thank you to Jody, Charles, BeBe and Emily! Love to friends and family! DESMOND SEAN ELLINGTON (Carvin Winans/ Alvin Love) is excited to return to the Alliance stage, years after portraying Dr. Hosea Williams in I Dream: the Musical. Other stage credits: Black Nativity (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company); King: the Opera (Theatrical Outfit); MLK: A Monumental Life; Zuri Craig’s The Perfect Pastor. Desmond has been a background vocalist for such renowned gospel/R&B recording artists as Micah Stampley, Vashawn Mitchell, Syleena Johnson and Angie Stone. When he isn’t on the road with an artist or learning a script for his next role, Desmond enjoys a good book, binging on the latest season of “House of Cards” and spending time with family. He credits his mom, Alesia, as his biggest supporter and greatest ally. DENZEL FIELDS (US Marvin/ Carvin/Alvin) is excited about his first experience with the Alliance Theatre. A Memphis native, Denzel is a senior English major, with a drama minor, at Morehouse College. This fall, he'll begin pursuing a master of fine arts in acting at Penn State. Theatre credits: Gee's Bend, The Mountaintop, In the Red and Brown Water (Ensemble). ROBERT LEE HINDSMAN (Ensemble) is excited for his first show with the Alliance Theatre! Atlanta: A Year With Frog and Toad (Synchronicity Theatre); Stupid F***ing Bird (Actor’s Express); Oklahoma!, Sleepy Hollow, Man of La Mancha (Serenbe Playhouse); The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Stage Door Players). Regional: The Secret Garden, Cinderella (Birmingham Children’s Theatre). Educational: The Liar, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening (Birmingham Southern College). B.A. from


profiles Birmingham Southern College. Thank you to the most supportive parents in existence, Scott and Teresa. BRITTANY INGE (US CeCe Winans/Mom Winans) is so excited that Born for This as her first Alliance Theatre credit. Favorite Atlanta credits: Class Act, Chainz/Broken (Rising Sage Theatre Company); The Clockmaker (Mark E. Swinton); American Menu (New African Grove Theatre Company); Baptism By Fire (Hilda Willis); Shakin’ the Rafters (understudy, True Colors Theatre Company). TV/film: “Between Sisters” (theme song co-writer/vocalist); “Love Will Keep Us Together” (theme song co-writer/vocalist); “What Would You Do for Love” (theme song co-writer/vocalist); “Love Will Find a Way” (theme song co-writer/vocalist). Sending much love and gratitude to my mother, Betty, for her continued support. www.brittanyinge. com GRACIE JONES (Edith/US Tammy Faye/Penny/Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Alliance stage debut. Washington, D.C., regional credits: Code Name: Cynthia (Pallas Theatre Collective); Carousel, The Little Mermaid, Spring Awakening, Cinderella, The Sound of Music (Olney Theatre Center); Beaches, The Three Penny Opera (Signature Theatre); The Wizard of Oz, Anything Goes (Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia). Education: B.A. in theatre from the University of Maryland, College Park. grcjones89.wix.com/ graciejones RAJANÉ KATURAH (US Whitney Houston) is ecstatic to be making her Alliance Theatre debut. She is a junior drama major at Spelman College. This past fall, Rajané trained at the British American Drama Academy in London. Her theatre credits include Gee’s Bend, Once on This Island, The Revenger’s Tragedy, The Wiz and Mostly Motown. Rajané wants to thank God and her super supportive family; especially Mom, Dad and Grandma! This run is dedicated to her Pop-Pop!


JAKE KRAKOVSKY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance! He was last seen as a puppeteer in Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical. Jake recently graduated from Emory University and has since been working in Atlanta as an actor, director, playwright, puppeteer and teaching artist. Recent credits include Aesop's Fables and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Center for Puppetry Arts) and Cocks of the Rose (Theater Emory). Up next: The Dispossessed at Essential Theatre. Big, big love to his friends & family for their unwavering support, and big, big thanks to Jody, Celise and Emily. NICK MORRETT (Bob) Alliance debut! A Marietta native, he made his off-Broadway debut in Fabulous! The Musical, originating the role of Laura Lee Handle. Regional credits: Spamalot (Ensemble/Galahad US, A.C.C.C.); Damn Yankees (Joe Hardy, Springer Opera House). Atlanta credits: Zanna Don’t (Steve, Actor's Express); Hairspray (Corny Collins, Atlanta Lyric); 25th Annual ... Spelling Bee (Barfee, GET); The Drowsy Chaperone (George, Aurora Theatre); and Bye Bye Birdie (Conrad Birdie, Stage Door Players, 2011 Woodie Award). Love to his parents, family, friends and his four-legged son, Oliver! Proud member of Actors Equity! Follow me on Instagram: @NMorrett03. MILTON CRAIG NEALY (Pop Winans) is very happy to make his Alliance Theatre debut. Broadway credits: Pop Gordy (Motown the Musical); Bus/Dryer standby (Caroline, or Change); John (Miss Saigon, also the London and Australian productions); Four-Eyed Moe (Five Guys Named Moe); Andre standby (Ain’t Misbehavin’ revival); Agwe (Once on This Island); Dreamgirls, original and revival. National tours: Horse (The Full Monty, also the Australian production); Marty (Dreamgirls, 2010 tour); and Judas (Jesus Christ Superstar, 20th anniversary tour). Film and TV credits: The Blues Brothers and “Person of Interest.”

profiles cast MARCUS NEITHER (US Michael/Howard/Pop) joins the Alliance for the first time with this production. He's an applied physics major at Morehouse College but has been immersed in the arts for a long time, having studied acting, voice and tap dancing along the way. Other credits include Seven Guitars, The Tempest and Bubbling Brown Sugar. “It’s an honor to be part of this process,” he says, calling the opportunity “incredible!” CHAZ POFAHL (Jim Bakker) hails from Charlotte, N.C., and is excited to be making his Alliance debut. Previous Atlanta credits include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Center for Puppetry Arts) and Dracula: The Rock Opera (7 Stages). Other favorite credits: Avenue Q, Fiddler on the Roof (Cape Fear Regional Theatre); Coraline, Journey to Oz, Ella’s Big Chance, Scrooge, Seussical, And Then They Came for Me, The Borrowers, Macbeth, Secret Garden (Children’s Theatre of Charlotte); Music Man, Joseph ... Dreamcoat, A Christmas Carol (Temple Theatre); Bat Boy, Dream a Little Dream (Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte); Love’s Labor’s Lost, Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Casear (Charlotte Shakespeare Festival); Floyd Collins (Carolina Actors Studio Theatre); and Rent (Theatre Charlotte). chazpofahl.com BRAD RAYMOND (Ronald Winans) is excited to be back at the Alliance Theatre after having a wonderful time playing the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz and a 5-year run as a cast member in the annual production of A Christmas Carol. Brad has performed as an actor, singer or conductor at some of the art world’s most esteemed institutions, including the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Light Opera Works of Chicago, the Ravinia Festival, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Theater Emory, Horizon Theatre and Spivey Hall. Some of his favorite roles include Homer in Lilies of the Field; Fetch in Fetch Clay, Make Man; and his Suzi Bass Award-winning performance as Blue in Chasin’ Dem Blues. Be sure to get your DVD copy of the motion picture Joyful Noise

to see Brad “bust-a-move” alongside Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. KIANDRA RICHARDSON (Whitney Houston) is delighted to be making her debut with the Alliance Theatre. Favorite credits include Hair, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Urinetown (SCAD) and Chicago (Macon Little Theater) and recently participated in “American Idol Season 15.” Kiandra has a bachelor’s degree in performing arts from SCAD, “the University of Creative Careers,” and has trained with James Cromwell, Vincent D’Onofrio and Marvin McIntyre. She recently worked as the lead female singer for East Coast Entertainment’s MVP Band based out of Atlanta. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat @Kiandrasmusic. MICHAEL STIGGERS (Marvin Winans) is excited to return to the Alliance stage! Atlanta credits: A Christmas Carol (Alliance Theatre); Rent (Actor’s Express); Les Miserables (Aurora Theatre); Pippin, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Legacy Theatre); Petite Rouge (Synchronicity Theatre); and Shrek, The Full Monty, High School Musical and Footloose (Springer Opera House). Recent performer with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Productions. michaelstiggers.com. PATRICK WADE (US Bob/Jimmy Ray) is beyond blessed to once again be working with the Alliance Theatre! He was last seen here as Edmund in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Favorite shows include The Frog Prince, As You Like It (Georgia Shakespeare); and The Great Gatsby, Chicago, James and the Giant Peach, Twelfth Night, The Importance of Being Earnest (Gainesville Theatre Alliance). Patrick has a B.F.A. in acting and is represented by the People Store. Thank YOU for coming to the theatre and supporting those of us who aspire to work in it. Much love to my friends and family. NITA WHITAKER (Delores “Mom” Winans) is honored to make her Alliance debut! Theatre: Ragtime, Ten


profiles Commandments and New Brain (Los Angeles); Me & Ms. Jones (Philadelphia); and Breaking Through (Pasadena Playhouse). TV/film: “The Winner Is,” “Hour of Power,” “Lush Life” and The Bodyguard. After competing for Miss America, Nita was a “Star Search” grand champion, and later toured internationally with Andrea Bocelli. She sang the original demos of several Whitney Houston standards with David Foster. Nita is also an award-winning author and CEO of nonprofit that presents books and reading fundamentals to children (IAWWB.org). Love to daughters Liisi and Skye LaFontaine, and husband Scott Perkins. nitawhitaker.com. ALISON WHITEHURST (Penny) is elated to be making her Alliance Theatre debut and to be a part of telling this special story. Other credits include The Fortress of Solitude at the Public Theater in New York City and the Dallas Theater Center; Big River (Mary Jane Wilkes) at Casa Mañana; The Fantasticks (Luisa) at the Circle Theatre; Company (April) at Jubilee Theatre; and She Loves Me at Stage West. Love and gratitude to God, Gabe, TCU and her whole family for their endless support. DEBORAH JOY WINANS (CeCe Winans) is the daughter of Carvin and Deborah Winans. She is delighted to make her Alliance Theatre debut, alongside her brother, portraying her real-life aunt CeCe Winans. She was previously part of the Women of Faith Conference’s national tour. She has a B.F.A. in theatre from Wayne State University and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. Deborah Joy stars in the OWN family-drama series “Greenleaf” opposite Keith David and Lynn Whitfield. joywinans.com/ @DeborahJoyWinans on Instagram. JUAN WINANS (BeBe Winans) is part of the next generation of Winans performers. The son of Carvin Winans, Sr. and Deborah Winans, Juan began performing at age 16 when he, his older brother and two cousins formed the group Winans Phase 2. Collaborating with such writers as Babyface & Rodney Jerkins, the group's debut album We Got


Next went to No. 1 on the Billboard gospel chart and earned Juan a Grammy Award nomination. Since then, he has shared his love for performing on stages around the world and has written for such artists as Mary Mary, Lalah Hathaway, Joe, Mack Wilds, Michael Bolton, Heavy D, Beth Hart and others. Juan is writing for TV and film while finishing his first solo album, to be released in summer 2016. Sending kisses to his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Sophia. juanwinans.com. KIRSTEN WYATT (Tammy Faye Bakker) is happy to make her Alliance debut. Broadway: Annie, A Christmas Story the Musical, Elf, Shrek, Grease, High Fidelity, The Pajama Game, Urinetown and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Favorite regional credits: Sally Bowles in Cabaret; Agnes Gooch in Mame (Connecticut Critics Circle Award); Charity in Sweet Charity; Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls; Paulette in Legally Blonde; and Ellie Mae Chipley in Show Boat. TV: “Blue Bloods,” “Naked Brothers Band,” “As the World Turns,” “All My Children.” Proud graduate of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and member of Actors’ Equity. Love to Sean — husband of 13 years. @KirstenWyatt. BeBe WINANS (Book, Original Music & Lyrics) is a six-time Grammy Award winner and the seventh child of the Detroit-based first family of gospel music. A popular R&B vocalist, songwriter and producer, he is renowned as a breakthrough artist, bridging the language of his roots in the church with a chart-topping career. He is a music producer for OWN’s “Greenleaf” and hosts his own radio show on Sirius XM’s Heart & Soul channel. Film credits include Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep’s The Manchurian Candidate and stage credits include Broadway’s Don’t Get God Started, The Civil War and The Color Purple. Teaming with his younger sister Priscilla “CeCe,” the duo first began crossing lines as “adopted children” of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker on the TV show “Praise the Lord.” Their first tour, on which Whitney Houston proclaimed herself their “sister” and sang background, set the tone for a very special career. BeBe and CeCe are the first true Christian crossover artists to hit the mainstream and the first brother/sister to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Together they have nine gold and

profiles cast platinum recordings, and in 1995, began to explore solo endeavors. BeBe’s seven solo albums feature guest appearances from Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, David Foster, Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and members of the Winans family. For an artist with his message and core based in the church, BeBe has faced an exciting and unique career. His honors include six Grammy awards, 10 Dove awards, 10 Stellar awards, four NAACP awards and three Soul Train Music awards. CHARLES RANDOLPH-WRIGHT (Book/ Director) Theatre directing credits include Motown the Musical (Broadway, national tour, London); the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined; and Sophisticated Ladies at Arena Stage (where he is an inaugural resident playwright); the 75th anniversary international tour of the opera Porgy and Bess; Love/ Life at Lincoln Center (with Brian Stokes Mitchell); the national tour of Guys and Dolls (starring Maurice Hines); They’re Playing Our Song (in Brazil in Portuguese); and most recently, the world premiere of Akeelah and the Bee. Randolph-Wright wrote the plays Blue, The Night Is a Child, Love in Afghanistan, Cuttin’ Up (at the Alliance) and co-wrote Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends. Charles directed the award-winning film Preaching to the Choir and has written screenplays for HBO, Showtime, Disney and Fox. His television credits include directing the new series “Greenleaf,” “Lincoln Heights,” “South of Nowhere,” the Bebe Winans’ special “America America,” the “Freestyle” football commercial for Nike, and producing and writing the Showtime series “Linc’s.” Charles is a native of York, S.C., and an honor graduate of Duke University. randolph-wright. com. DONALD LAWRENCE (Music Supervisor) is one of the most influential figures in modern gospel music. Over the course of his career, Lawrence resurrected and led the Tri-City Singers, noted as one of the best choirs in the world, and has found much individual success as a solo artist. Lawrence trained in musical theatre at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and started out as the musical director for Stephanie Mills. He has since worked with many of music’s top names including the Clark Sisters, Mary J. Blige, En Vogue, Kirk Franklin, Faith Evans and Lalah Hathaway, amongs others. Lawrence is a

Grammy-winning producer and has won more than 20 Stellar awards and a Dove Award. He has written six Billboard No. 1 hits and has had 12 songs chart in the Top 10. Lawrence has also been recognized by BMI multiple times for songwriter of the year / song of the year. WARREN ADAMS (Choreographer) Broadway: Motown the Musical (Fred Astaire Award). West End: Motown the Musical. Off-Broadway: Ruined, How I Learned to Drive, Oroonoko, Baby Case. Film: Julie and Julia, Bewitched, Africa Straight Up. Opera: Magdalena (Chatelet, Paris), Die Zwerg (NYC). Ballet: Ballet Met, Phoenix Dance Theatre, Ballet Theatre Afrikan. Disney: Toy Story the Musical, Lion King 20th Anniversary (director/ choreographer). Upcoming productions: Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story (choreographer) and Gilbert Bailey’s Bout to Blow (director). Adams co-founded the production company WalkRunFly, which is producing The Hunger Games for the London stage and Whorl Inside a Loop for Broadway. Past productions include Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Tony Award) and Of Mice and Men on Broadway. Adams was born and raised in South Africa and was the first recipient of the Nelson Mandela/Sainsbury scholarship to study at the Rambert School in London. He has danced with companies in Europe, Africa, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. He was the first recipient of the Rudolf Nureyev Award in Europe and serves as an adjunct professor at NYU and Princeton University. BRIAN HARLAN BROOKS (Associate Choreographer) was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Teaneck, N.J. Training: Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre and the William Esper Studio. Brooks has performed with Forces of Nature, Phildanco, Joseph Holmes Chicago Dance Theatre and Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, as well as on the tour of Vinette Carole’s Your Arms Too Short Box With God, Donald Byrd/ The Group, Williams/Henry Danse Theatre, Earl Moseley’s Diversity of Dance and The Color Purple first national tour (also dance captain). TV/film: Across the Universe; Lifted, a Fox Searchlight film; and the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” Rehearsal director: Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Donald Byrd/The Group, Ailey Camp Missouri Site and


profiles Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Brooks is the resident choreographer for Motown the Musical and choreographer for The First Noel. NEIL PATEL (Scenic Designer) Alliance Theatre: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Pacific Overtures. Recent New York credits include The Lion, Pretty Filthy, Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, Stage Kiss, Indian Ink, Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 and 3). Other work includes production design for the HBO Peabody Award-winning series “In Treatment,” Neil LaBute’s DirecTV series “Billy and Billie”; Denis Leary’s FX series “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” and the feature films Some Velvet Morning (TriBeCa Films), Loitering With Intent (Parts and Labor/The Orchard), Little Boxes (2016 TriBeCa Film Festival). WILLIAM IVEY LONG (Costume Designer) Current Broadway: Chicago, now in its 20th year; Disaster! The Musical. Other Broadway credits include On the Twentieth Century; Cabaret (1998 and 2014 revivals), Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway, Grey Gardens, The Producers, The Boy From Oz, Hairspray, Contact, The Music Man, Crazy for You, Guys and Dolls, A Christmas Carol and Nine. Recent off-Broadway productions include The Belle of Amherst with Joely Richardson, Lucky Guy and The School for Lies. Recent television work includes “Grease, Live!” for Fox. Long has been nominated for 15 Tony Awards and won six. He was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in 2005, and elected chairman of the American Theatre Wing in June 2012. Long grew up in Rock Hill, S.C., a stone’s throw from both Charles Randolph-Wright in York, S.C., and PTL headquarters in Fort Mill, S.C. williamiveylong.com. DIANE FERRY WILLIAMS (Lighting Designer) is a freelance lighting designer who has lit more than 300 theatre, dance and opera productions. Her most recent work includes the Chinese national tour of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (originating in Beijing and Shanghai) and Ain’t Misbehavin’ for Portland Center Stage. She was the resident lighting designer at Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Ill., for many years and has designed


for many theatres in the United States, Canada and Europe, including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, the Goodman, Ford’s Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Goodspeed Opera, Hubbard Street Dance Company, Regional Dance America and Syracuse Stage. International work includes The Harlem Gospel Singers in Paris and their European tour, and Die Shone und Das Biest in Berlin and its European tour. Awards include a Jeff Award, an After Dark Award, a Carbonell Award, five Drammy awards and six Jeff nominations. Williams has a B.A. from Ashland University in Ohio and an M.F.A. in theatrical design from Northwestern University. JESSE STEVENS (Sound Designer) Associate design credits include Invisible Thread (with Jonathan Deans, Second Stage), New York Spring Spectacular (with Keith Caggiano, Radio City Music Hall), Motown the Musical (with Peter Hylenski, first national tour) and After Midnight (with Hylenski). Broadway: Tony Award nomination) for Rock of Ages (with Hylenski, at The Venetian in Las Vegas). As sound designer/domposer: The God Complex (in development), Mycelial Sketches (Fabbrica Europa, Florence), SFX design for Twitter VideoNOW live event. As mixer: Blue Man Group (Las Vegas, Monte Carlo), Motown the Musical (Broadway, Tony Award nomination), On a Clear Day ... (Broadway), Rock of Ages (Broadway, Tony Award nomination). B.F.A. in sound design from North Carolina School of the Arts. Love forever to Savana. JOHN NARUN (Projection Designer) has theatre credits that include The Tallest Tree in the Forest and The Laramie Project at BAM, What I Did Last Summer at the Signature Theatre, Blueprints for Freedom at Kansas City Rep, The Darrell Hammond Project at La Jolla Playhouse and the Radio City Christmas and Spring spectaculars. His visuals have shared the concert stage with Madonna, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Britney Spears and the Spice Girls. Narun's work has appeared on television on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and on ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, Fox, Discovery, E!, HGTV and TV Guide. His broadcast work earned a 2002 Emmy nomination for outstanding title design.

profiles cast STEVEN JAMAIL (Music Director/ Orchestrations) A proud Texas native and Rice University alum, Jamail’s original music and arrangements have been performed on Broadway, at New York City Center, at the Public Theater, the White House, Theater Under the Stars and in a sold-out solo debut at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. TV work includes original music and lyrics for Rachael Ray’s 40th birthday special, an arrangement for Howard Stern’s 60th birthday show, music direction for episodes of “The Martha Stewart Show” and “The Apprentice,” arrangements for “The Rosie Show,” the 2014 Winter Olympics and NBC’s “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” which he also conducted. Jamail has soloed onstage with the U.S. Army Band and jazz legend Chick Corea, and has conducted tribute concerts on Broadway for Chita Rivera, Cyndi Lauper, Queen Latifah and Ian McKellan. His arrangement of “Fever” (with Rosie O’Donnell and Bobby Pearce) was heard on the final “Oprah” show. He music-directs for Rosie O’Donnell, Tony nominees Andy Karl and Orfeh, Olympic medalist Jeremy Abbott, and such Broadway/West End vets as Katie Rose Clarke, Rachelle Rak, Teal Wicks, Danielle Hope and more. Jamail is music supervisor for Rosie’s Theater Kids and has received the Envision Award for arts education. Thanks to BeBe and Charles for this incredible ride, and Orfeh for always opening the doors. BRET TORBECK (Stage Manager) has worked on the Alliance Theatre’s Disgraced, A Christmas Carol, A Steady Rain, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Blues for an Alabama Sky. Away from Atlanta, he’s most recently worked at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., and the Old Globe in San Diego. Other regional work includes four seasons at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle; eight seasons at Seattle Repertory Theatre; Center Stage in Baltimore; Actors Theatre of Louisville; Long Wharf Theatre; Arizona Theatre Company; La Jolla Playhouse, Kansas City Rep; Berkeley Rep; San Jose Rep; and Pittsburgh Public Theatre. He has worked on national tours of Proof, Spamalot and The Phantom of the Opera. He also teaches and was a guest faculty member at the University of Washington for five years.

JAYSON T. WADDELL (Assistant Stage Manager) Atlanta stage management credits include Tiger Style, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Tuck Everlasting, Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life, The Geller Girls, Carapace, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks and Bike America (Alliance Theatre); The Full Monty and Young Frankenstein (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); and “Q” Gents, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night and Shame the Devil: An Evening With Fanny Kemble (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). Waddell is a graduate of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. ARENA STAGE AT THE MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER, under the leadership of artistic director Molly Smith and executive producer Edgar Dobie, is a national center dedicated to American voices and artists. Arena Stage produces plays of all that is passionate, profound, deep and dangerous in the American spirit, and presents diverse and groundbreaking work from some of the best artists in the country. Arena Stage is committed to commissioning and developing new plays through the American Voices New Play Institute and impacts the lives of more than 10,000 students annually through its work in community engagement. Now in its seventh decade, Arena Stage serves a diverse annual audience of more than 300,000. arenastage.org. PREMIERE PRODUCERS is an integrated entertainment production and marketing company founded by industry veterans Todd Gershwin and Daniel Chilewich, who have collaborated on numerous music, theater and sports initiatives. Chilewich and Gershwin’s extensive experience as lead producers includes the Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin, the upcoming Barry Manilow show Harmony, A New Musical, the national tour of ’S Wonderful – The New Gershwin Musical, Over the Rainbow – The Music of Harold Arlen, the critically acclaimed Gershwin multimedia symphonic concert Here to Stay, the national tour of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical and the national tour of the Tony Award-


profiles winning show Blast. They have produced a number of recorded media projects, including the Broadway cast album of A Night With Janis Joplin, with famed music producer Russ Titelman, and an all-star recording project with legendary music producer Phil Ramone, featuring top recording artists performing Gershwin compositions. They have also teamed up to manage projects for iconic brands such as the Big East Conference and others. JODY FELDMAN (Casting) began her theatre career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the assistant general manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Jody is the associate producer and casting director at the Alliance, where she started in 1991 as casting director. While at the Alliance, she has cast and produced more than 200 LORT B, D and TYA productions encompassing a wide range of world premieres including The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays, as well as such world and regional premiere musicals as Tuck Everlasting, Aida, The Color Purple, Sister Act: The Musical, Bring It On: The Musical, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County and Harmony, A New Musical. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection. SUSAN V. BOOTH (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, local producing partnerships and regional collaborative productions as well as commercial partnerships on projects including Tuck Everlasting; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The

Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away With Me; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’ da Noise, Bring in ’ da Funk and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. As a director, she has worked at such theatres as the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern and DePaul universities and serves as adjunct faculty at Emory University. She is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field, and is a trustee of Denison University and the Howard School. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal. MUSIC CREDITS: “Excuses” by Harold S. Leake used by permission of Harold S. Leake. “Hold Up the Light” by Percy James Bady and Benjamin Winans used by permission of EMI Entertainment World, Dasnice Music and Bad Bady Music. “I O U Me” by Tommy Lynn Hemby, James Michael Rapp, William (Billy) Sprague, Keith Brain Thomas and Benjamin Winans used by permission of Skin Horse Inc., Capitol Christian Music Group and Warner/ Chappell Music Publishing. “It’s Time” by Bernard Bell, Gene Griffin, Teddy Riley, Carvin L. Winans and Marvin L. Winans used by permission of BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Corp. and Warner/Chappell Music Publishing. “Question Is” by Marvin L. Winans used by permission of Capitol Christian Music Group. “Tomorrow” by Carvin L. Winans and Deborah Kerr Winans used by permission of Capitol Christian Music Group, Carvin Winans and Kerr Publishing. “Up Where We Belong” by Jack Nitzche, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Will Jennings used by permission of Sony/ ATV Publishing. “We Can Make It” by Mike D. Murdock used by permission of Mike D. Murdock. “We May Never Know” by Marvin L. Winans used by permission of Capitol Christian Music Group.

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In Born for This I discovered that a dream deferred does not equate to a dream denied, and that my personal path to discovery has never been charted before. See, we live in a time where social media consumes us and the comparisons of one’s life to another runs rampant. However I am reminded that my personal experiences leading to the discovery of my life’s purpose are unique to me — and while my life may not play out as I’ve imagined, it will indeed play out as it should. What God has in store for me is for me. Melissa Ingram Vice President, Business Affairs + Channel Operation, Aspire TV Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story is simply transcendent! It is a story of faith and purpose that transcends cultural divides and geographical boundaries, and brings forth the universal pursuit of passion and purpose. This road to the awards, acclaim and accolades is filled with rejection and reward, and this production is a compelling telling of the little-known story before the widely publicized glory. Winans’ journey is one of mustard-seed faith that leads him to a destiny filled with obstacles, unlikely advocates and an ultimate destiny fulfilled. Born for This reaches beyond the music and resonates with all dreamers; all of us with dreams, whether deferred, delayed or derailed. This is a show for lovers of music, lovers of laughter and lovers of dreams come true. I am inspired and have, once again, renewed my own personal permission to dream! Damon Winans Marketing & Brand Consultant

synopsis: BeBe and CeCe Winans live in Detroit, younger siblings to the famous Winans Bros. singing group. The PTL (Praise the Lord Network), led by Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, invites BeBe and CeCe to integrate their choir on television. Moving to North Carolina, BeBe and CeCe become television stars and the “adopted” children of the Bakkers — themselves forces for positive change in terms of racial representation in the world of TV evangelism. As BeBe and CeCe explore musical fame and fortune, becoming close friends with Whitney Houston, BeBe must learn to balance his desire for success with his core beliefs, values and sense of his true calling.

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about the alliance theatre The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. The Alliance delivers powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance Theatre received the Regional Theatre Tony Award® in recognition of sustained excellence in programming, education, and community engagement. Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 95 original productions including Tony Award® winners The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice, and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. The Alliance has developed and premiered important American musicals with a strong track record of Broadway, touring, and subsequent productions, including the world premieres of Sister Act: The Musical, Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, Bring It On: The Musical, Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Harmony – A New Musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, and most recently the world premiere of the new musical Tuck Everlasting. The Alliance also creates and nurtures the careers of artists through the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, producing the world premiere for the competition winner as part of the regular season, and the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, providing developmental support and production resources for three performing arts projects each year. The Alliance’s dedication to providing access to the arts is reflected in its commitment to creating new work for all ages, and to bringing that work into classrooms and communities across Atlanta and throughout the region. More than 50,000 students each year experience age-specific professional performances and participate in acting classes, drama camps, and in-school initiatives through the Alliance Theatre Acting Program and Education Department. The Alliance’s groundbreaking Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performances offer professionally-produced, fully interactive theater for infants and toddlers; the Palefsky Collision Project invites high school artists to create and perform new civic-minded theater based on a classic text; and community acting classes and skill-building workshops engage professional artists, young actors, business leaders, and curious learners of all ages. Twice recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for leadership in arts education, the Alliance Arts for Learning Institute equips classroom teachers with theatrical techniques that link directly to school curriculum and have been empirically proven to improve student learning. These programs include Georgia Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts and Dramaturgy K–12, in which students create research material that informs Alliance productions and prepares peer audiences. The work produced by the Alliance allows locally based artists the chance to create on a nationally watched stage, building and sustaining Atlanta’s artistic community. The vision of the Alliance Theatre is to be a beacon of leadership for the national field, while remaining deeply rooted in and reflective of our local Atlanta community. MISSION Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. VISION The Alliance will lead the national field by deeply engaging with its local community, modeling radical inclusion and catalytic experiences on our stages, in our classrooms, and throughout Atlanta. alliancetheatre.org or 404.733.4650

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board of directors Officers Chair: Reade Fahs* Immediate Past Chair: Victoria Palefsky* Treasurer: Steve Chaddick*

Lifetime Directors Rita Anderson Ken Bernhardt Frank Chew Ann Cramer* Linda Davidson

Laura Hardman* Hays Mershon Richard S. Myrick Helen Regenstein Bob Reiser

Jane Shivers Sally G. Tomlinson Ben White

Directors Kristin R. Adams* James Anderson* Lynn Ayers^ Kenny Blank Peter Carter Jeffrey S. Cashdan Steve Chaddick* Leigh Ann Costley Allison Dukes Fred Ehlers Daryl Evans Joseph W. Evans Reade Fahs* Howard Feinsand* Molly Fuller Richard Goerss*

Alexander Goldsmith Pat Gunning Virginia A. Hepner^ Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter* Christopher M. Jones Anne Kaiser* John Keller Lauren Kiefer* James A. Kilberg Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Malinda Krantz* Alan McKeon* Carol Meadows* Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog

Phil Moise* Maureen Morrison Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli Helen Smith Price Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Fran Rogers* Maurice Rosenbaum Bobby Rosenbloum Bill Rowland Surishtha Sehgal Steve Selig Pam Sessions* Mark Silberman

Chris Sizemore Bill Sleeper Bronson Smith Karen Spiegel Chandra StephensAlbright Chuck Taylor Rosemarie Thurston Benny Varzi Rebekah Wasserman Cynthia Widner Wall Brad Watkins Jill Wilson Paul Wrights Todd Zeldin

Advisory Board

Advisory Board Chair: Laura Hardman* Vice Chair: Phil Moise*

Joel Alvarado Shean L. Atkins Maurice Baker Michael Barrett Shana Basnight Paul Bianchi Danny Blumenfield Keith Arthur Bolden Donna Bowman Heidi Boykin Erin Brown Stephen Brown Kristen Wood Burke Tarsha Whitaker Calloway Madison Cario

Sona Chambers Andrew Chang Greg Changnon Caren Cook Emily Decker Angela Edmond Lisa Ramirez Ellinger David Felfoldi Cindy Fowler Matt Geller Barbara Goldman September Gray Lauren Linder Grunberg Nancy Halwig Janet Stovall Harrell

Heather Vincent Holley Rita Izaguirre Rachelle Kuramoto Santiago Marquez Liza McSwain Dori Miller Marjorie Mitchell Valerie Mosley Kendrick Heather Phillips Almeera Jiwa Pratt Chris Schneider Jennifer Schwartz Ron Segal Nancy Silverboard Steven Steindel

Chandra StephensAlbright Charlita StephensWalker Susan Stiefel Natasha Trethewey Alexandra Tucci Shawn Tylka Avril Vignos Ellen Adair Wyche * Executive Committee Member

Volunteer Leadership

President, STARS: Lynn Ayers President, Alliance Theatre Guild: Joan Milsap President, Alliance Children’s Theatre Guild: Vicki Travis ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 29

annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre annually so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4757. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons from June 1, 2014 through March 25, 2016.

$100,000+ The Spray Foundation $50,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick Victoria & Howard Palefsky Mr. & Mrs. H. Bronson Smith $25,000+ Mrs. Kristin Adams Stephanie Blank Ann & Jeff Cramer Katie & Reade Fahs Mr. & Mrs. Howard Feins& Doris & Matthew Geller David & Carolyn Gould Jocelyn J. Hunter John C. Keller Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Malinda Krantz Jane & Hicks Lanier Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Stephen & Marjorie Osheroff Dan & Garnet Reardon Patty & Doug Reid Bob & Margaret Reiser Linda & Steve Selig Sally G. Tomlinson $15,000+ James Anderson The Balloun Family The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Linda & Gene Davidson Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Evans Marsha & Richard Goerss Mr. Patrick J. Gunning James & Lori Kilberg David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Mr. Alan B. McKeon & Ms. Evelyn Ashley Hala & Steve Moddelmog Phil & Caroline Moïse Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Karen & John Spiegel Rosemarie & David Thurston Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Ramona & Ben White Mrs. Jill Wilson Paul Wrights Amy & Todd Zeldin

$10,000+ Billye & Hank Aaron Gene G. Abel, M.D. & Nora Harlow John & Lynn Ayers Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Mr. & Mrs. Adam Fuller Doug & Lila Hertz Andrea & Boland Jones Mrs. Leslie Joyce Mr. & Ms. Mark A. Kaiser Sarah & Jim Kennedy Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Anna & Hays Mershon Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Helen Smith Price Travis Reed & Michael Kriethe of Harry & Norman Realtors Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Ms. Pam Sessions & Mr. Don Donnelly Mark & Linda Silberman Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sizemore William & Margarita Sleeper Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Lynne & Steve Steindel Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles* & Delores Stephens Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Mrs. Mary Rose Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Ramon Tomé Nina Urban Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Sue S. Williams Suzy Wilner Joni Winston $7,500+ Marcia & John Donnell Mr. Christopher Jones & Mr. Roger Smith Leslie D. Leigh M.D. Sharon & David Schachter Mr. Russell B. Still, in honor of Carol Jones $5,000+ Elaine & Miles Alexander Ellen Arnovitz Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Austin Lisa & Joe Bankoff Karen Beardslee & Susie McGinnis Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable


Trust Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Leigh Ann Costley Susan & Ed Croft Eve & Bob Eckardt Eierman Foundation John & Cindy Ethridge Diane & Daryl Evans Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Marie & Brad Foster Mr. & Mrs. John D. Fuller Heidi & David Geller Karen & Andrew Ghertner Erin & John Heyman Paul & Rosthema Kastin David L. Kuniansky Kristie L. Madara Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Mr. Walter W. Mitchell Dedi & Julian Mohr June M. Morrison Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Bill & Rhonda Rowland Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Sonny & Jeanne Seals Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Tim & Maria Tassopoulous Mr. & Mrs. Benny Varzi Cynthia Widner Wall & James A. Wall Susan & Tom Wardell Lynne Winship P.J. Younglove Hovey $2,500+ Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Mr. & Mrs. Brian Anderson Mike & Karen Armand The Rockdale Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Ms. Beryl Bergquist Sara & Alex Brown Aubrey & Carol Bush Susan & Tom Callaway Frank & Mary Anne Chew Brad & Sally Currey Ann & Jim Curry Mr. & Mrs. Edward C. Dobbs Diane Durgin

Ralph & Ree Edwards Mindy & Mike Egan Dr. & Mrs. Norman Elliott Philippa & Burrell Ellis Ms. Elizabeth R. Etoll Kathryn T. Farley, PhD Andrew & Wendie Fisher Viki & Paul Freeman Linda M. Garrett Dr. & Mrs. Edmond I. Griffin Mrs. Carrie G. Hall Lynne & Jack Halpern Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Hindman Family Charitable Trust Henry & EttaRae Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Linda & Richard Hubert Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Mr. & Mrs. Mark A. Kauffman Samuel B Kellett, Sr. Foundation Brian & Carrie Kurlander Neuro Tour Physical Therapy, Inc. Jim & Jo McLean Carol & Dart Meadows Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Mr. & Mrs. William E. Michalewicz The Zaban Foundation Debbie & Lon Neese Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Erin Quinn Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Dr. Susan Rifkin & Mr. David Rifkin Nancy & Charlie Rigby Mr. Jared Ripps & Dr. Kiera von Besser The Elster Foundation Peter & Alice Rogers Charlotte & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Jane E. Shivers Linda & Mason Stephenson Karen & Alex Stickney Maria-Ruth Storts Mr. & Mrs. John R. Strom Mr. James Thomas Kathy & Ron Tomajko Michael & June Tompkins Mr. & Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company John & Kathy Zamer

annual fund $1,500 - $2,499 Claire Abreu Diane & Kent Alexander Mary Allen Arnold Cyndae Arrendale Elizabeth & John Bacon Mr. & Mrs. Gerardo Balboni Michael & Andrea Barrett Ms. Susan Beallor-Snyder & Mr. Stuart Snyder Wilma Elizabeth Beaty Candace & Jeff Bell Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Mr. and Mrs. Hardy Brumfield Mrs. Lucinda W. Bunnen Kelly and Joe Cannon Candace Carson Melodie H. Clayton Mark & Ruth Coan David Cofrin and Christine Tryba-Cofrin Ralph & Rita Connell Mr. and Mrs. F. Tread Davis, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. David E. Dermer Cassandra Edmond Tim & Tina Eyerly Michael & Jody Feldman Jennifer Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gillin Mr. & Mrs. Joel Goldman Louise S. Gunn Dr. & Mrs. Steven Harris Valerie Hartman John Haupert Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Dawn & Jack Hereth Carsten Hilker Mark Hobson Dr. Joyce F. Houser Mr. W. Glenn Howard Adrienne Hudson Dr. Maleka Ingram Jason & Laurie Jeffay Kay H. & Burke C. Jones Dr. & Mrs. Michael J. Kalson Mr. & Mrs. Gert Kampfer Dr. William A. Kiser Kurle Law, LLC Steven & Sheri Labovitz Jeffrey C. Levy Konrad & Natasha Lewis Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Richard Long & Sheri Easton-Long Mr. Heath Massey and Mr. John Mitchener Ms. Theresa McCabe Mary Lou McCloskey Ms. Nancy Mitchell Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moseley Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Molly Osborne Brandie Park

Bill & Carey Peard Peg Petersen Karen Porch Daniel Marks & Keri Powell Ms. Cynthia Power Penelope Prime Mr. and Mrs. Harris Raynor Rebecca & John Reeves Dr. Jerry and Mrs. Linda Richman Roger & Lynn Ritvo in honor of Ken McNeil Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Ms. Carolyn L. Rountree Jacob Rumney John Sabine Jane & Rein Saral Dr. William Torres David Saylor Mr. Scott Shickler Philip Slaughter Mr. Scott Sorrels Ms. Martha B. Stephens & Ms. Linda B. August Susan & Alan Stiefel Ms. Dot Stoller Jim & Janie Stratigos Dr. and Mrs. Alan Sunshine Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Ms. Avril Vignos Vogel Family Foundation Penn & Sally Wells Adrienne D. Whitehead Melody Wilder Wilson $1,000 - $1,499 Alfred G. & Sarah H. Adams Dawn & Michael Adamson Sharon Adams Kellie Appel Mr. & Mrs. Neil H. Berman Thomas and Wendy Betenia Shirley Blaine Mr. and Mrs. Francis S. Blake in honor of Reade Fahs Stephen Brown Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brusco Ronald L. Budde Frank Buonanotte Eleanor B. Cobb B.J. Erb, M.D. & Bruce I. Crabtree III Lisa Cremin & Bruce Harlan WMLB, AM 1690 Marvin & Lynn Davis The DeCoster Family Mr. & Mrs. Gary Elder Leonard Epley Bryan & Barbara Fields Ms. Lee Foster Mr. and Mrs. William C. Fowler Mr. Charles Gardner and Mrs. Patti Eylar

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Gentry Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Patrice & Ernest Greer Warren M. Gump Lucy and Alfred Guo Mr. Lucas Hathaway Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Mr. Edward Hewett James A. Hill The International Council of Fine Arts Deans in honor of Pearl Cleage Mr. and Mrs. Bahman M. Irvani Robert Judd Mark Keiser William Kendall Suzanne & Thad King Lucy Kinnaird Lanier-Goodman Foundation Andrea & Mike Leven In honor of Billy Levine Dr. & Mrs. Mitchell Lippman Ms. Vikki Locke Mr. and Mrs. Harold J. Logan Lubo Fund Guidian Healthcare Consulting Mrs. Myra E. McElhaney Mr. Bijon Memar Dori & Jack Miller Jennifer Motley Janice & Tom Munsterman Dennis & Debra Murphy Mr. & Mrs. Markham D. Oswald Margo Brinton & Eldon Park Mr. Chris Payne Mike Peck Mr. Thomas Pinckney Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Pollock Judith Reece Mr. Michael Richardson Mr. & Mrs. Ted J. Rikard Dr. & Mrs. Robert Schultz Bennie & Yvonne Shaw Brenda J. Smith Mr. Richard Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Ted Verren Mr. Bradlee C. Ward Mr. Kevin Warren Mark & Dara Wassersug William & Nancy Yang $750 - $999 Carol Agee Theodore & Andrea Altholz Ms. Michele Ammonds Ms. Mary Bergh Jay Bernath Mr. Bruce Blanch Mr. James Clements John Courtney & Pam Stevens Mr. and Mrs. James B. Crew, Jr. Richard & Linda Davis Mark Demers

Julia & AndrĂŠ Demetrius Dr. Paul L. Douglass & Dr. Sheila A. RobinsonDouglass Mrs. Eleanor H. Finley Mr. Edward M. Francis Mr. Joe Gantt Mr. Ryan Gell Derrick & Rachel Gervin Dan & Susan Graveline Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Guyton Ms. Margaret Kalvelage Mr. Robert Landau Heather Love William McKay Marci Mitzner Traron Moore Jonetta and Bafana Moyo Nichole Murray-Fink Maulik & Glenn Noranha Ms. Nicole Parker Ratonyi Family Philanthropic Fund Susan H. Reinach Mr. & Mrs. Andy Sayles Tim & Anne Sheehan The Shockley Family Dr. Jay Singh Joanna Smith Putnam & Carmen Smith Tate & Paige Smith Mr. & Mrs. George M. Taylor Lanie Taylor & Evan Pontz Johnie L. Teague Dr.Raushannah JohnsonVerwayne Standard of Care Psychological Services Caitlin Way & Sean Taylor Barbara A. White Mr. David White Honey & Howard Workman $500 - $749 Mr. Thomas G. Abrams and Mr. Britt Wood Lindsey Ajala Peter & Sheila Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Arduino Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arogeti Margo Attles Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Mr. George T. Baker Dr. Gordon Baker Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Balentine, Jr. Michael & Mary Baron Meghan & Jordan Bayersdorfer Mr. Paul L. Benkeser Mr. Matthew Biggee Nancy & Gary Bivins Betty Blondeau-Russell Ms. Janet Bogle Judge JoAnn Bowens Jim & Barbara Brady Peter Brannigan & Phyllis McNeill Dr. Harold J. Brody


annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre annually so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4757. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons from June 1, 2014 through March 25, 2016.

Thomas Brown Mr. Paul Butler Lewis Carr William M. Carroll Mr. William T. Clewell Monetha Cobb Julianne Cohn Darryl Cooper Rosalie & Max Cooper Mr. Carter Crittenden and Ms. Marjorie Crittenden Shelley Danzy Celeste Davis Jill Debrey Christopher & Michelle Decoufle Julian Dejuan Phil Delanty James & Dorinda Dorsett Mr. John B. Hardman Michael Douglas Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Drs. Bryan & Norma Edwards Dr. Kenneth Mark Ellner Ms. Gail H. Evans Mark & Martha Fair Dr.* & Mrs. Arnoldo Fiedotin Debbie Frank Shan Franklin Ms. Ronni French Kamieka Gabriel Mr. and Mrs. Edward T.M. Garland Matty L. Garrett Shelley & Bruce Gaynes Alexander Gdalevich Ed Gentle Crystal Gibbs Ms. Michelle Gibson Ms. Dianne Girard Mr. Robert Gold L. Sheridan Green James & Vicki Griffiths Julie Hadden Dr. Sylvia Halleck Nancy and J. Michael Halwig MD Ms. Joy Hambrick Mr. and Mrs. Mark L. Hanson Leslie & Irene Harris Ms. Ina Hayes Don Hemrick Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Hermann Chauntina Hill Ms. Fredricka Horne Susan Hurst Mr. & Mrs. Randolph Hutto Jennie & Tom Hyman Donald Jackson Dr. Sherman James Lee & Alyse Jones

Michael Kam Drs. Sharon Neulinger & Richard Kaplan Janice L. Karkula Chris & Gail Kearney Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Maureen P. Kiely Carol & Paul Kurtz Ms. Leslie Lambert & Ms. Jacki Moore Ms. Cynthia Landis Ms. Mary E. Lang Mr. and Mrs. Calvin T. Leach Julia LeRoux J. Bancroft Lesesne S. Jarvin Levison Ms. Lauren Linder & Mr. Jonathan Grunberg Ms. Linda C. Loudermilk William Lugar Sallee Macknik Mr. and Mrs. Briant Matheson Bonnie L. Key & Michael McMenamin Doug & Norma McNeill Geoffrey and Betsy Meacham Shelley Milakofsky Sylvia Miller Rachelle Milstein Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Leo Montreuil Vanessa & Daniel Nartey Mr. & Mrs. Eric Neal Ellen & George Nemhauser Jennifer O'Dell Mr. Mark A. Pallansch Anna and Richard Pare John & Helen Parker Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Patrick Mrs. Martha Pentecost Madison Phillips Patricia Price Mr. & Mrs. Charles N. Pursley Sinead Quinn Melissa Rainey Rosemary Rausch Dr. Edna Rawlings Dr. Cecil Reeves & Mr. Alonzo Daniel, Jr. Dr. & Mrs. Christopher Reeves Deborah Chasin and Dennis Renyi Carol Riggs Miss Lillie M. Robbins Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Roberts


Mr. Frank Robinson Aaron Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Rolle Physical Therapy Pros LLC Theresa, Joseph & Courtney Roseborough Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Rothberg Brian Sallee Neil & Susan Sandler Chris Schneider Amy Jeanne Rosenberg Schwartz Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Dr. Susan E. Shapiro Shipe Dosik Law Dr. and Mrs. Robert Simmermon David & Virginia Sjoquist Susan & Jay Smith Shavone Smith Shawn O. Smith Amy Steelman Otha and Audra Sydnor Mr. William Taggart Chantel Taylor Arlene & David Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Ed Taylor Goldie Taylor Judith & Mark Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Norman Thomas Frederick & Olivia Toca Mr. and Mrs. Dave Tolman Ms. Kathleen Tylka Ms. Jeanette Van Houtten Mr. & Mrs. Jerel Verner Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona Marjorie Vizethann Gina V. Designs Mr. and Mrs. Edwin A. Wahlen, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Wakefield John T. & Patricia Walsh Mr. Donald Watkins Brooke Weinmann In Honor of Winston Weinmann The Westminster Schools John & Sue Wieland Mrs. Jean F. Williams Mr. Randy Williams John Williamson Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Williamson Jennifer Williford Willis Clinic Joyce Smith Wilson Mr. Jorn Winter Mr. Daniel Witt Alice & Blake Wood Sherry & Donn Wright Lynette Wright Casie Yoder

Holly & Marty York Nancy Young Mr. Robert Zakem and Mr. Richard J. DeFeo, Jr. Charles Zuver $250 - $499 Dr. and Mrs. Marshall Abes Mr. Cory Ackerman Mr. Brent Adams Howell & Elizabeth Adams Mrs. Karen Albright Veronica Alfieri Mr. Cannon Alsobrook Mr. and Mrs. Ammirati Mr. Brandon Anderson Ms. Maureen Annunziata Jane & David Apple Michele & Claudia Aquino Gaytra Arnold Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Lee Asher Yvette A. Assem Mr. Kevin Atkiins Angela Babushkin Darlene Badger Tammy & Chad Bagwell Mr. & Mrs. Wayne S. Bailey Maurice Baker James Ball Derrick Banks Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Barger In memory of Betty Barksdale Mr. & Mrs. Charles H. Battle, Jr. Drs. Mark & Laura Beaty Mr. Lewis Belcher & Dr. Jacquelyn M. Belcher Ms. Mavourneen A. Bell Ms. Allesha Bettis Kali Beyah Judith Lyon & Ron Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Brett Boatright Rose Boise Nana Boone George H. Boulineau Ms. Janet Breese Mr. and Mrs. Alan S. Bremer Lisa Brezee Ambassador & Mrs. Theodore Britton Miriam Brodkin Helen Brown Michael & Amanda Brown Susan Brown Carol Cook Bryant Mrs. Margaret Bryant Morgan Bryant Cheryl Bumpus Mr. Frank Burke Ms. Celeta Burks

annual fund Kaylah Burks Rosalyn & Stephen Bush Lawrence Butler Mack and Linda Butler William & Norah Byrnes Mary Margaret Calvert Mr. Kirk Seaman Leigh-Ann Campbell Rhonda Campbell, All State Insurance Robin Canady Joseph Cantwell Paulette Carter Ms. Deborah Casey Ms. Laurie J. Champion Barbara McFann & Edward H. Chapman Ms. Shonda Cheekes Ms. Angela Chen Sidney and Don Childress Roland Chisolm Dr. Kimberly Christmas Mr. & Mrs. Logan Clarke Stewart Cobb & Karen Paulk Kitty & Ezra Cohen Andrea Strickland & N. Jerold Cohen Liz & Charlie Cohn Mr. & Mrs. Theodore Cole Mr. Lewis Collier David Collins Mrs. Jan W. Collins Kenneth Collins Bill & Linda Condon Bill and Carol Williams Mrs. Anne S. Conkin Darcy Connelly Mr. & Mrs. Charles Conover Janeen Cook Ms. Celestine Cookson Jean & Jerry Cooper Marjorie F. Cooper Ms. Yolanda Cooper Allan Couch Tim D. Couch Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. Cowart Benjamin Crawford Dr. Leslie W. Crawford Mr. Ronald Crawley Mr. Frederick Crochen Gray & Marge Crouse Ms. Alexis Cutchins Juanita Dahunsi Hal & Laurie Daniel Burton Davis Carolyn Davis Cassandra Davis Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Davis Mr. Michael Dawkins Patricia Decker and Craig Keyworth Mrr. and Mrs. Delaney Robert A. DeMetz John Demicco III Ms. Joan Denney Michael & Mary Ann Denny Mr. & Mrs. Phillip M. Dial

Mary Grace Diehl & Michael Jablonski Mr. & Mrs. Paul Dimmick David DiPietro Bruce and Erica Dobbs Ms. Michele Dock Daryl and Kimberly Dollinger Mr. James O. Dorsett Barbara R. Dorsey Malcolm Dotson Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Dreger Alexandra & Charlotte Dretler Cydnee & Rob McDubrof Walter and Astrid Duerr Mr. Nolan Dugas Ms. Mary Duncan Frank Duracher Mr. John Dyslin and Ms. Mae Charles Barnes Ms. Jennifer Roxanne Eady Celia Ebert Mr. Dennis Edge Sonnet Edmonds Ms. Arlene Edwards Sherri D. Ekers Mr. Courtney Ellis and Dr. Amina Bhatia Leonard and Sue Ann Epstein Sue Evans Mr. and Mrs. Faulkenberry Laura Federspiel Dr. & Mrs. Arthur Feinstein Judy and Stan Fineman Rand Fisher Ms. Renee Fisher Ms. Catherine Fletcher Heather & Eli Flint Daniel and Simone Forbes Mr. Walter France Mr. & Mrs. Glenn L. Francini Steve & Peggy Freedman May Gourrier French Mr. Richard Garner and Ms. Karen Robinson Ms. Carlene Garriques Mr. Richard Gelting Ms. Virginia Gilbride Billie Gill-Chestnut Sander & Marina Gilman Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Gilner Reginald Gladish Candace Glover Mr. & Mrs. Michael J. Goldman Judith & Robert Golomb Lorien Goodale Mary C. Gramling Mr. Joshua Gray Mrs. Sonja Greeley Maisha Greene David H. Greer Ms. Kimberly Gresh Dr. Arthur Griffiths & Dr. Deborah Griffiths Edward & Erika Gross Lisa Grove Mr. and Mrs. James Grubiak

Sherry & Isaac Habif Mr. & Mrs. Michael Habif Bruce & Alison Hagen Ms. Susan W. Hairston Mr. & Mrs. Garrett Hale Lori Halpern Ms. Peggy Halsrud Ms. Susan Hand Mr. Alfred Hanner Mr. & Mrs. E. Lewis Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Mark Hansil Ms. Nancy Haphy Lindsey E. Hardegree Kenyon Harris Dr. & Mrs. Paul Harris Liz R. Hartzell Mrs. Kristin Hathaway Hansen & Mr. Norman Hansen Mr. & Mrs. Mark Haughland Mr. & Mrs. Donald Hayes Ms. Elaina Haynes Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Haynes Regina Haynes Ms. Diane Headspeth Tim Heard Mr. Brian Hebert Joyce Hekman Brett & Kimberly Hellenga Mary Margaret Hendrix Mr. William Henley Krista Hester Mr. Travis Hill Debbie Hochbaum Ms. Lindsay Hodgson Mr. Joseph Holsendolph Mr. and Mrs. David E. Homrich Mr. David Hooker The Horan Family Mrs. Barbara Horowitz Mrs. Karen Hubbard Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hubbert Mitchell and Pam Hughes Mr. Robert J. Hulsey Mr. & Mrs. Hursey Mr. & Mrs. George Ickes Mr. and Mrs. R. Williams Ide III Jassiem Hill Mr. Jim Involdstad Lealani Irby Cole and Carly Isaacson Stanton Jacobs Dawn James Ms. Marquita James Ms. Virginia James Amy Jardina Darlene & Lonnie Jenkins Alicia Jennings Reid Jensen & Elizabeth Saliers Mr. Richard E. Dew Bucky & Janet Jim Johnson Lisha Hocking and Scott Johnson Mr. Wendell L. Johnson

Jennifer Jones Kenneth & Vivian Jones NuLuv Jones Michael & Rachael Joseph Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Juliano John & Shelly Kacergis Mavis Kalmback Mr. & Mrs. Michael George Kam Ms. Kristen R. Karably Dr. M. Shannon Keckler Mr. & Mrs. Mark Kershteyn Emily Pelton Ms. Crystal Kinnard Mr. & Mrs. Robert Klein Mrs. Jo Koch Jillian Koopman Dr. & Mrs. Martin P. Krieger Rachelle Kuramoto Ms. Roberta LaBranche Mrs. Karen Lakin Mrs. Brenda Land Ms. Lena Lane Ms. Patrice Lane Mr. Alexander Lavdas Mr. and Mrs. Bernard and Edwina Lee Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Thomas C. Leslie Mr. Scott Levere Fred & Ann Levin Allan & Vivian Levine Jan Lewis & Reeve Underwood Ms. Joyce R. Lewis M.C. Lindsay Charlotte S. Linnell Virginia Little Weihua Liu Ms. Carolanne Lott Mr. & Mrs. Russell Love Ivonne Lushington Ms. Jean Maddox Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Malinowski Dr. Rosalind Mance & Dr. Jeremy Dahl Renita Mathis Ashley Mattox Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Matzick Jason Mauldin Ms. Kristin McCarver Terry & Elaine McClean Velda McCoy Joey McCraw, Backstreet Boutique Eugene McCray Ms. Mary McDaniel Dr. John W. McDavid Kirkland McGhee John & Barbara McLane Raymond & Penelope McPhee Stephen Meissen Ms. Carla Middlebrook & Mr. Marshall Hall Mr. Richard Middleton Celeste Miller Ms. Whitney Miller


annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre annually so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4757. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons from June 1, 2014 through March 25, 2016.

Mr. & Mrs. Brent Mills Eloise B. Mills Dr. & Mrs. James H. Milsap Steven Molina Michelle Morales Betty & Jean Mori Vicki & Steve Morris Mr. Christopher Moses and Ms. Brittany Loffert Clair & Thomas Muller Colin Murphy Kathleen Murphy Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Murray Ms. Renee Najour-Payne Ms. Darlene Nazaire Yvonne Nelli Mr. J. Paul Newell & Ms. Susan A. Andresen Mr. & Mrs. William B. Ney Ms. Selina Nichols Gerarda Wydeven Peter Ohanlon Mr. & Mrs. Peter O'Hanlon Mr. Dan Oldham Arthur Orekyeh Mr. & Mrs. Michael Orr Barbara D. Panick Julia Prescott Virginia K. Parks Ms. Patricia Parrish Darvin and Nikita Patterson Vance Patton Allison Pearsall Ms. Jeanne M. Peck La Shanda Perryman Sophia Brothers Peterman Clive Phillips The Polk Family Allen & Susan Potter Ms. Jessica Potts Mr. David Powell Dr. James L. Powell Ms. Bonnie J. Pritts Michael Quinlan Elizabeth Ralston McGowan Joe Ransom Candace Ray Ms. Connie R. Reed Melissa & Robert Reed Frances Reedy & Abe Revitch Mr. and Mrs. R Scott Reiser Leslie Resnik Ed & Sandy Rhein Ms. Latoya Richardson Kathleen Rieter Emil Risby Mr. Diff Ritchie and Mrs. Georgia Schley Ritchie Brian & Lynn Roberts Carletha Robertson Marlene M. Robertson Nicholas Robinson

Cornell Robinson-Carroll Kenneth Rochester Mr. Ronald Rogers James H. Rollins & Jillian S. Kaechele Janet Roorbach Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Rose Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Ross Dr. & Ms. Tod Rubin Turkessa Rudder Mr. & Mrs. Roger Rupnow Lucas Ryan Scot Safon & Rebecca Leary Safon Ms. Gail Sanders Stan Sargeant Ms. Georges Sassine Ms. Olga S. Satterfield Mike and Julie Schatz Ms. Audreanna M. Schmidt Mr. & Mrs. Michael H. Schroder Ms. Candice Scott Ron Scott The Robbins Scourtis Family Stanley & Georgia Segal Ms. Amelia Shaw Ms. Jacqueline R. Sherman Yvonne & Warren Shore Emily Silberman Wayne and Aldith Sinclair Lewissa Singleton Sandy Sirokman Naponisha Sivad Mr. & Mrs. Sam Sligar Mr. Fred O. Smith, Jr. Fred B. Smith Mr. Jake Smith Lesa Smith Ms. Melissa Smith Steve & Claudia Smith Mr. and Mrs. William Smith Mr Blake Snyder Catherine Snyder Seymour & Helena Solodar Robert Sperry Mary Kay Stainback Amy Kane-Stanley Mr. & Mrs. Richard Steiner Mike & Donna Stevens Jennifer Stone Frank & Anne Strickland Mr. Sean P. Sullivan & Dr. Alicia A. Diaz Tommy Sweat & Ron Russell Mr. & Mrs. Tor Swennumson Bryan Tarleton Herman & Jasmine Taylor Shawndella Taylor Contente L. Terry Marty Thomas Stephanie Thomas


Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Thompson Juanita R. Thompson Robert Thompson & John Stegall Ms. Laura E. Thruston G. Morgan Timmis Wanda & Robert Truesdale Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Tully Dana Turner Chris & Marcie Tuten Seth Tuttle Dana & Obi Ugwonali Mr. Brian Valdez Ms. Stephanie Van Parys & Mr. Robert A. Cleveland Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey T. Vanderlip Mr. & Mrs. Wayne R. Vason Joyce Hill Vasser Mr. & Mrs. Michael Walker Ms. Nancy Walker Leonard & Ann Wallace Mitzi Waronker Mr. Marcus Washington Ms. Kaye Pennell Watts Maria Webb: Real Estate Agent Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Wernert Tim West Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Wheeler Ms. Billie Jo Whitehead & Mr. Will Cameron Janie Wilburn Angela Williams Carissa Williams Cad Designs and Construction Mr. & Mrs. Richard Williams Ms. Elizabeth Williamson Ms. Dawn Wilson Kiki Wilson Ms. Rachel Wingard Bob & Sheryl Winton James & Julie Worsham Ms. Jackeline Yearwood Kareem Yearwood David Yelich Tim & Mary Yoder Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Young Shantell Young Ginger Zarse John and Nancy Zintak Dorothy Zujkowski $150 - $249 Mrs. Anne C. Aaron Mr. Baylor Abbott Briana Adams Kendra and Jeffrey Adams Rev. & Mrs. Lawrence C. Adams Mr. & Mrs. Norman Adkins

Marjorie J. Adler Obinna Agbo Ms. Linda Aquebor The Aiken Family Ms. Erica Aitken Folasade Akande The Aleman Family Judith & Aaron Alembik Larry Alford Mr. & Mrs. William A. Allison Ms. Stephanie Alvarado Mr. & Mrs. Carl H. Anderson Ms. Julia Anderson Linda Anderson Susan Anderson & Mark Ledden Ms. Tamaya Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen C. Andrews Ms. Vanessa Anthony Psyril Apacible Kim & Tom Aschmeyer Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Steven & Teri Astren Craig Fagan and Abigail Auer Elisabeth Ayres Kevin Bailey Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bairstow Mr. & Mrs. James Baker James L. Baker Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Baker Bryan and Johanna Barnes Mr. Earl R. Barnes Dr. & Mrs. Joseph H. Barnes Pamela J Barnes Mr. Scott A. Barnhart Joshua & Sara Barzilay Leslie Bassett & Family Melissa Baugher Mr. & Mrs. Michael Benator Tom and Betty Beberg Ms. Joann Benford Ms. Jill Bennett Adrianna Berlin Dr. Annette Bernard Mr. & Mrs. Michael E. Bernardino Dr. Anne Koenig Mr. Byron Best Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Bingham Peter Birnbaum Mr. & Mrs. Gordon Blackwell Ms. Sandra Blair Kaleb Blake Mr. Tom Blakely Mr. Richard Blue Ms. Tawnya Boadway Mr. Matt Bolch and Ms. Marilynn Richtarik Ms. Kim Bookout

annual fund Mr. & Mrs. Andy Bornstein Ms. Celeste Bottorff David and Elizabeth Bracken Glen Brangers Anne & Jim Breedlove Nicholas Breiding Maurice J. Breton II Mr. and Mrs. Yaron Brill Jana Broadie Claire Broadwell Mr. Anthony A. Brodhead and Ms. Elisa Welborn Matt Bronfman Arvis Brown and Eula Bostic Mr. Danny Brown The Brown Family Merv and Schan Brown Neysa Brown Michael and Nancy Bruno Benjamin Bryan Ms. Sandra Bryant Edward & Patricia Buckley Tirzah Buie Ms. Kimberly Ann Burnside Philip Bush Barbara Button Mr. Lamont Bynum Ms. Amanda Caden Lina Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. Calhoun Leslie Cannon Brian Carter Mr. and Mrs. Carter George & Colley Case in memory of Debbie Shelton Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Rick Chambers Mrs. Ann King Chapman Julie and Ben Chapman Lisa & Kevin Charles Mr. Zach Cheroff Charlie and Erin Chesnutt Childers Associates Ms. Sherry Childs Mr. Rahn Clay Mr. and Mrs. William R. Clayton Dawn & Charles Clements Charles & Lisa Clopton Ms. Helen W. Coale Mike Coffee Lawrence M. Cohen Mr. & Mrs. Ernest Colbert Mr. Bennie Colson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Schrock Mr. Paul Condit Wayne and Rebecca Conover Ms. Nanette Cook Artra Cooper Mrs. Helen Copeland Jessica P. Corley Daniel Cornell Mr. & Mrs. David Cornish Sandra M. Cortner Mrs. Pamela Corvelli Dr. Janie Cowan

Keith Cowne Ms. Gina Crabtree Ms. Alicia Crewey Judith Crim Kevin J. Cronin Ric Cross David Cruise Terry & Sharon Culp Mr. & Mrs. Alex Cummings Mrs. Jennifer R. DaCruz Dr. and Mrs. George W. Daneker, Jr. Ms. Carol Daniel Ms. Cristin Davis Ms. Cynthia Davis Leslie Sheree Davis Ms. Oscar Faye Davis Mary Elizabeth & Walton C. Davis, Jr. Bridgette Dawson Mr. Scott DeBord Mr. & Mrs. Frank Denham Mr. Alan Dennis Dr. & Mrs. Michael L. Denniston The Hon. Clinton E. Deveaux & Dr. Merinda J. Herron Ray Dingledine F. Junel Dinkins Shelly Donaldson Ms. Tammy Donnan Ms. Jenisse M. D'Orville Anne & Dave Drake Ms. Andrea Dresdner Pam Driesell Mr. Dale Duncan Mitch & Jane Durham James Durrett Mr. & Mrs. Brian Dyson Dr. & Mrs. S. Boyd Eaton Rita Edlin Dr. & Mrs. Dale E. Edmondson Ms. Beverly A. Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Charles M. Edwards III Elaine Edwards Mr. James Edwards Ernest A. Eichenbaum Mrs. Daphne Moore Eitel Ms. Vickie Elisa Julia Ellis Mrs. Nancy Elsas Ms. Suzie Ely Ms. Christel Embry Thomas Embry & Karen Darko Ms. Allison Evans Mr. Richard Evans Ernst & Young LLP Pat & Michael Falotico Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Fargason Ms. Liza Farley and Mr. Jefferson Allen Collin C. Fears Nancy Ferguson Fred & Lois Finzer Eric and Leah Fisher Mr. Ulysses Fisher

Dr. & Mrs. Alan B. Fishman Julie Fishman & Terry Pechacek Dr. & Mrs. Fred Flax John & Lisa Fleming Ms. Geneva A. Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Jackson C. Floyd, Jr. Mr. Doug Fortenberry Jimi and Roy Forward Ms. Laraine Fraijo Mr. Keith Franklin Marla Jane Franks, MD Mr. Henry Frazier Elise Frederickson Dr. Sarah B. Freeman Homer S. French Dr. & Mrs. Jaime Frias Ms. Jennifer Furman Mr. Douglas Futch and Mr. Michael Lukens Ms. Latanya Fyne Rodney B. Gabriel Dr. Juarlyn Gaiter Mrs. Misty Gann Adam Garcia McCarthy Mr. & Mrs. Paul G. Garnes Elizabeth Gartman Mr. & Mrs. John Geddes Ms. Jennifer Gelder The George Family Mr. & Mrs. Richard Gerakitis Lisa Giblin Jake & Ellie Gies Mr. & Mrs. Jack Gilden Brenda Gillespie Timothy Gilmore and Stephen Houston Martin and Doris Goldstein Mitchell Goodman & Wendy Orent-Goodman Ms. Lottie B. Goodwin Dr. & Mrs. Alan Gottlieb Ms. Debora Lynn Gowans & Ms. Renee Blye Theodore Gradolf Jeremiah Graham Thyrsa M. Gravely Shaun and Emma Green Ms. Peggy S. Greer Mr. Michael Grover Kelly A. Fortin Ms. Tara C. Gunter Mr. David Guntner Meredith Haas Valerie Hairston Don and Karen Hallacy Ms. Katie Hamilton Mr. Randy Hampton Mr. William Harben Dr. Gloria J. Hardiman Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Harrell Ms. Carly D. Harrington Cheryl and Donald Harris Alan & Camille Harvey Tariq Hassan Sarah Hawbecker & William Fuller Anne E. Hayden

Dr. Lia Haynes Carole Hays Ms. Susan Heerin Mr. Steve Hemphill Ms. Jodi Hester Mr. Steven Heup Mr. Michael Holsombeck Ms. Brooke Holt Mr. & Mrs. Doug Honabach Calvianni Hopewell Mr. Brian Horton Ms. Felicia Horton The Houston Family Lee and Wanda Howell Deborah Hubert Dr. Carl C. Hug, Jr. Mr. & Mrs. Albert W. Hughes, Jr. Mr. Roger Hunt Youn Hur Paul Hutton Mr. & Mrs. Chris Huyghe Mr. Paul Hysell Dr. Gary K. Iskol Cliff & Debby Jackson Katie Jackson Mr. Andrew Jacobson Mr. & Mrs. Scott Jacobson Judy Jameson Annette Janowitz Rebecca Jarvis Kara Jester Mr. and Mrs. Ken Jobe Mr. Amil C. Johnson Eric & Carol Johnson John Johnson & Shannon LaCava Jolie G. Johnson Ms. Jonna Johnson Ms. Nancy F. Johnson Tiffany Johnson Patricia & Thomas Johnston Alethia Jones Anjo Jones Keith Jones Krandall Jones Ms. Cornelia Jordan Dr. Earl Joyner Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Kalin Kriseda Kasaras Ms. Shannon Kavagagh Jamal Kazouh Ms. Margery Kellar Jim & Maura Kelly Ms. Robin Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Robert L. Kendall Annette & Paul Kersting Charlie & Jackie Key Robert & Jane Kibler Dr. Joon Kim & Michelle Lee Mr. & Mrs. Roland Kinser Ms. Carol Kinstle Mr. and Mrs. Rick Klomp Ms. Betty R. Knight Sylvia Knight Mr. & Mrs. Robert Koehler Kerri Kolwicz Mr. Rick Krogh Kathy Kuczka


annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre annually so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4757. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events for the 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons from June 1, 2014 through March 25, 2016.

Mr. Peter B. LaHatte and Ms. Cyndy Woodrow Peter LaHatte Mr. Samuel F. Lake Ms. Sheri Lake Mr. & Mrs. John Lauer Ms. Pamela Lazos Mr. & Mrs. Joe Le Doux Ms. Iris Leak David Leanza Dave & Linda Lefevre Ms. Kathryn Lemann Michael Leonard Mr. & Mrs. Darryl Lesure Faith & Howard Levy Mr. & Mrs. Jim Lewis Ms. LaTonya Lewis Wanda Lewis Mr. & Mrs. Bert Lewyn Ms. Kim Lindgren Joy & Steve Linsey Amie Locicero Jordan Lofton Lawrence Schall & Betty Londergan Mr. Stanley Longman Joyce Lowenstein Ms. Lavinia Luca Ms. Kristina Lundberg Al Lurey Michael Lyman and Cathy Amoroso Shunda Lynch Mr. Charles M. Magbee Ms. Patricia Bernozzi & Mr. Michael Mahany Jo Ann Mahar Ms. Stephanie Mains Mr. Anthony Majersky Ms. Natalie Malin-Davis & Ms. Sasha Davis Mr. and Mrs. Chris Manning Mr. and Mrs. Peter Marino Paul and Ruth Marston Mr. Desmond A. Martin Yahntaye Martin Sonya Matchan Mr. & Mrs. Sal Matise Drs. Juliet and Kreton Mavromatis Dr. & Mrs. Donald C. Maxwell Ms. Katharine Maywald Mr. Nick Mazzolini Ms. Nora McBurney Sharon & Gene McClure Donna and Robert McCoy Mr. and Mrs. McCully Mr. & Mrs. James McCurry Mr. James McGovern Fredrika McKain Ms. Amanda McKissick Teleasa McLeod-Russell

Patrick & Mary McNulty Donald & Tucker McQueen Ken Meador in memory of Debbie Shelton Dr. Eyal Meiri Ms. Sravanthi Meka Mr. and Mrs. Charles Merrill Ms. Elizabeth Mickle Caroline Miklosovic Kim D. Miles Dianna Milhollin Alice Miller Budlong Caroline Millican Mare Mills Adina Mineo Ms. B. E. Minga and Mr. Walter Smith Dr. & Mrs. Dick Mitchell Walter & Nell Moeling Ms. Diane Moldenhauer Ms. Jocelyn Montgomery Brian & Lauri Moore Molly Moore Nancy J. Moore Robin & Deborah Moran Mary Alice Morgan Dr. and Mrs. Terry R. Morris Ms. Christina Motway Phyllis Grant Murphy Fred and Sharon Muse Chuck & Janine Musholt Ms. Stephanie Myers Ms. Martha Nackley Mrs. Laura Kurlander-Nagel Rosemary Newcott Mr. Yao Kahlil Newkirk Ms. Cheryl Nichols Brenda Niforth Mr. Phillip Norris Stuart & Fiona Norris Mr. Andrew M. O'Connor Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ollinger Mr. & Mrs. William Ennis O'Neal Thomasina Orr Miss Kiev B. Osborne Tammy Page Leonard Pallats Ms. Dorothy M. B. Palmer Jill Paris Nancy Paris Joy Park Ms. Alice E. Patterson Robert and Wendy Patterson Mrs. Lucia Pawloski Nadja Payne Edmund & Ann Pearce Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Pearce III Ms. Chiquita Pearson Shelley Peart Dr. Jesse R. Peel, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth C. Pell


Kathy Penn Thomas Pennella & Katherine Anhalt Ms. Dawn Perlotto Ms. Amanda Persons Fluer Hartmann Lori & Jonathan Peterson Professor Michael Peterson Ezekiel Pettway Kelly Petty Ms. Asenath Holmes Pitner Yvonne Smith Lisa J. Popp Mr. Charles Prescott John Pritchett Brenda Pruitt Robert Puckett Tereance Puryear Ms. Jennifer Quinn Sean and Christina Rabideaux Kevin Rae Mr. Kevin L. Ramos Dr. Sandra K. Rayburn Mr. Ronald Reach Madeline and Robert Realmuto Mr. and Mrs. Bob Reardon Ms. Berta Reed James and Ann Reefe North Georgia Investment Planning, LLC. Calaya Reid Ethan Reisner Chip Renno Mr. Connor Rich Jean Rich Dr. Hayward & Janice Richardson Douglas & Reginia Riffey Ms. Nancy Rinzler Jose Rivera Diana K. Robbins Mr. & Mrs. William Roberts Mr. Mark Roberts Virginia Roberts Ms. Sheryl Robertson Melvin Robinson Mr. Simon Rodell Gloria J. Rodgers Mr. and Mrs. Roesener Ms. Catherine Rogers Darkenia Rogers Ms. Tiffany Rogers Steve Rondone Rick Rose Ami Rosen Ms. Barbara Rosenberg Mr. Joseph Rosintoski Mr. and Mrs. David Rosner Mr. Hervey S. Ross Benno G. Rothschild , Jr. & Karen Schoenfeld

Mr. Matthew Roux Dale Royal Mr. and Mrs. Donald G. Rubright Emily Rudd Mr. and Mrs. Brian P. Rudolph Ms. Latresa Ryan Fred & Carol Salmons Mrs. Donna Samolyk Jeremy Samples Karen Savrin The Sawyer Family Bryan Saxon Dometrice Scandrick Stacy and Susan Schacter Leah Scharff Mr. & Mrs. Nicolo Schittone Ann & Martin Schneider Mr. & Mrs. William Schnitzer Steve & Stephanie Schramm Robert Schuler Ms. Sandy L. Seabury John Seeds/Atlantic Capital Bank in memory of Deborah Jackson Shelton Ms. Cindy Seel Mrs. Ann Sellman Mr. Darien Senior Zakiyyah Shaheed Ms. Sherita Shelby Ms. Ann Shell-Johnson Ms. Caryl Shepherd Ms. Mary Sherman Mr. and Mrs. Shier Ms. Beth Shimkat Ms. Karen Shirley Beverly & Milt Shlapak Bob & Jeanne Shulman Mr. Brian B. Simon Cliff Simon Ms. Liz Nazzari John Sitton Mr. & Mrs. Donald R. Sklar Ms. Angela Smith Mr. David Ross Smith Joe Lobel & Debbie Smith Ms. Janet F. Smith Michael Smith Ms. Richanna Smith Ms. Stephanie Smith Mr. & Mrs. John Snook Jack Spencer Mr. Winston Spencer Mr. Mathew Spradley Milouzka Sprock Atlanta Workshop Players Kristen Keirsey & William Stanhope Jarrod Stanley Ms. Harriette Staton Mr. Edwin Stearns

annual fund Robert Steinbach Barbara Stewart Esther & Jim Stokes Mr. Richard Stone Dennis Story Mr. & Mrs. Kenard G. Strauss Larry & Katrina Street Mr. and Mrs. James Striplin Karen & Harry Strothers Nina Stubbs Rhonda Summers John & Suzanne Sumrall John C. Woods & Maria L. Surprise Ms. Lisa C. Sussman and Mr. Steve Fernandez Dr. & Mrs. Cedric Suzman Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Swanson Patricia & James Sykes Interface Concepts Services Vicky Tabor & Kenny Atha Mr. Matthew Tanner Stephen and Angela Taylor Ms. Vanessa Tchoula Nikole Tesh Mr. Bryan Thien Beverly D. Thomas Daniel W. Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Donald L. Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Jemel Thomas Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Thomas, Jr. Donald Thompson Mr. Dwight A. Thompson Mr. John Thompson Kara Thompson Ms. Vivilora Thompson Mr. Anthony Thomson Jayne Thraen Jair Thrasher Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Thurlow Ms. Mandy Tinsley Dave & Cyndi Tolman Mr. Tom Towey Mr. & Mrs. William H. Townsend Mr. and Mrs. Willard Trantham Joanne Truffelman Sandra Tucker Gerald Tuite Mr. Richard Tuley, Jr. Ms. Donna G. Turk Ava Turner Ms. Elizabeth Turner Susan Turner The Tyler Family Robert Tynan Mr. Jonathan Underwood Cricket Wireless Shereen Van Houten Ryan Van Meter Ms. Laura Van Patten Mr. Clayton Vaughn Sharron Vaugn Ms. Anne Velez

Jill Von Grey Mike & Susie Voynich Richard & Pamela Waid Mr. Ken Waldrum Ms. Aileen M. Walker Mr. Gregory T. Walker Jamila Walker Valerie Walker Allen F. Wallace Deb Watts Kevin & Alexandra Ward Mr. Bryan Warnock Ms. Alana Watkins Ms. Audrey Watson Martin Webb Mr. William Jeffrey Webb Ms. Melanie Weekes Tom & Gretchen Weible Tucker Weinmann Mrs. June Pullen Weis Jamie Weisman and Victor Balaban David and Janie Welden Greg & Teresa Wellborn Reverend & Mrs. John Westerhoff Dr. & Mrs. Anon E. Westmoreland Mr. & Mrs. Larry Wheat Mr. Garrick White Ms. Vicki White Laura Whitlock Ms. Audrey J. Wigman Ms. Janice Wilbanks Mr. and Mrs. Buck Wiley Ms. Laura Willard Bett Williams Geri Williams Ms. Janyette Williams Timothy Williams Brent & Trojanell Wilson Janice Wilson L. Lamar Wilson Marc Wilson Mr. Steve Wilson John Withers Ms. Andrea Wood Jim & Ruthie Wood Christin Woods Mrs. Alexandra Wright Catherine Yard Mr. Steven Yarmowich Ms. Monica Yoast Robynn Young Roe Young Dominic Zaccheo Bill & Donna Zaryski Dejaexic Zellers Ms. Merrideth Ann Ziesse * Deceased




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AMERICAN SOHO — American style bistro offers fish and seafood, beef, game and poultry, with gluten-free lunch and dinner options, plus their specially-priced Cobb Energy Centre theater menu will get you in and out with plenty of time to make the performance; just show your tickets to your server. Different weekly “wine and tapas” flights debut each Wednesday night. Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd., 770.801.0069, sohoatlanta.com. V TWO URBAN LICKS — “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks.com. M

AMERICAN/STEAKHOUSE RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hot spots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Four locations: Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500; Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road N.E., 404.365.0660; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St., 404.223.6500; Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road N.W., 770.420.1985; ruthschris.com. A, B, D SOUTH CITY KITCHEN — With a stylish, Southerncontemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Two locations: Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404.873.7358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway, 770.435.0700, southcitykitchen.com. M, V

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pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox Theatre. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. N.E., 404.870.0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Road N.E., 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch. com. M, B

TAP — A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St. N.E., 404.347.2220, tapat1180.com. M

CREOLE/CAJUN COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS — Bayou fare, plus steak, chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh desserts and pastries from the Cheesecake Bakery. Live Jazz Sunday brunch buffet. A favorite gathering spot for Saints fans. Libations include the “Pontchartrain Beach” martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Take-out available. 3101 Cobb Parkway, 770.612.3311, copelandsatlanta.com. V PARISH — New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar. A N’awlins-inspired brunch is served on weekends. Downstairs, a takeaway market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 North Highland Ave. N.E., 404.681.4434, parishatl.com. OFW

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

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DINING GUIDE back patio. 992 Virginia Avenue N.E., 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria.com. M PRINCI | ITALIA — This chic Midtown eatery at the corner of 12th St. and Crescent Ave. serves seasonal Italian dishes, including homemade pastas, fresh vegetables, seafood and Napolitano-style pizzas, in a warm, Tuscan farmhouse setting. Lunch: Mon. – Sat. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.; dinner Mon. – Thurs. 3 – 10 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 3 – 11 pm., Sun. 3 – 9 p.m.; Sunday brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 77 12th St NE, Atlanta; 404.709.2058; princiitalia. com. M

MEXICAN ALMA — A refreshing approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. N.E., 404.968.9662, alma-atlanta.com. D

EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with all-natural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. N.E., 404.873.4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

SEAFOOD/SUSHI LURE — A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Ave., 404.817.3650. lure-atlanta.com. M

VEGAN HERBAN FIX — With a mission to share the best fusion vegan cuisine with local residents, businesses and visitors, Herban Fix offers a fusion vegan menu to let you experience the most iconic food throughout different parts of Asia. Taking inspiration from various cuisines, the menu at Herban Fix is carefully crafted and plated and all the dishes are designed for sharing. Ingredients are premium select, organic, fresh and aimed at good health as well as great tasting. 565-A Peachtree Street NE, 404.815.8787. M


annual fund Legacy Society The following are members of the Legacy Society who are ensuring the future strength of the Alliance Theatre through planned gifts to benefit the Theatre. The Legacy Society is the special recognition group for those who have included the Theatre or any component of the Woodruff Arts Center in their estate plans. For more information about making a planned gift to benefit the Alliance Theatre, please contact Caitlin Way, Associate Dir. of Development, Board/Major Gifts at 404-733-4757 or caitlin.way@woodruffcenter.org. Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Betty Blondeau-Russell Jim & Anne Breedlove Ezra Cohen Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft, III Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Howard & Ellen Feinsand

Laura & John Hardman Glen E. & Nancy Hesler P.J. Younglove Hovey William C. Hyde Lauren & David Kiefer Virginia Vann* & Ken Large Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. John McColskey Phil & Caroline Moise Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick

Howard & Victoria Palefsky Jan Pomerantz Helen M. Regenstein Bob & Margaret Reiser Neal & Tricia Schachtel Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton, III Jane E. Shivers Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Rick & Terri Western Ramona & Ben White

Matching Gift Companies We would like to thank the following companies who have matched contributions to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Please visit alliancetheatre.org/match to find out if your employer will match your contribution. American Express AIG Corporation Aon Corporation AT&T Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Chubb Corporation The Coca-Cola Company Deloitte Equifax, Inc.

GE Energy Georgia Power Home Depot Foundation Honda Motor Co. IBM Corporation JPMorgan Chase Kimberly-Clark Foundation Macy’s Foundation McDonald’s Corporation Microsoft Corporation Neiman Marcus

Norfolk Southern Corporation Plum Creek Prudential Financial Publix Super Markets Sprint SunTrust Foundation Time Warner, Inc. Verizon Corporation Yahoo! Wells Fargo

Do you appreciate live theatre, enjoy meeting new people and trying new things? If so, then get involved with one of the largest volunteer forces in the arts. The Alliance Theatre volunteer STARS program offers a wide range of opportunities, which includes advocating for live theatre, ushering for Alliance productions, participating in and staffing fundraising & hospitality events, and assisting Alliance staff members with daily office tasks. STARS is composed of 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 404.733.4761 or shana.orr@woodruffcenter.org.

THE WOODRUFF CIRCLE Woodruff Circle members each contribute more than $250,000 annually to support the arts and education work of the Woodruff Arts Center, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. We are deeply grateful to these 36 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.



$500,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chick-fil-A Foundation / Rhonda and Dan Cathy Sally and Carl Gable Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot $400,000+ The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Sarah and Jim Kennedy Mr. and Mrs. Donald Keough $300,000+ AT&T The Goizueta Foundation Invesco Ltd. $250,000+ Bank of America Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Equifax Inc. & Employees EY, Partners & Employees King & Spalding LLP, Partners & Employees


SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Bank Teammates and The SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund

Wells Fargo wish Foundation, Inc.

PwC, Partners & Employees Louise Sams & Jerome Grilhot UPS

Margaret and Terry Stent Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr.

PNC Patty and Doug Reid Mrs. Charles A. Smithgall Jr. Woodruff Circle & Patron Circle donations made: June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015 Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors


THE PATRON CIRCLE The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY15 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds.

CORPORATE PARTNERS $200,000+ KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees $150,000+ Alston & Bird LLP Jones Day Foundation & Employees Porsche Cars North America $100,000+ AGL Resources Inc. First Data Corporation GE Asset Management Genuine Parts Company Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend LLP Northern Trust Company Target Stores $75,000+ General Electric Company Georgia-Pacific Corporation Newbridge Management WestRock Company $50,000+ BB&T Corporation Birch Communications Carter’s Charitable Foundation Crawford & Company GMT Capital Corporation Norfolk Southern Corporation North Highland Company Primerica, Inc. Printpack, Inc. Publix Super Market Charities, Inc. Regions Financial Corporation Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP U.S. Trust $25,000+ ACE Charitable Foundation AGSI Business Techology Americas Mart Real Estate, LLC

AT&T Mobility Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia BNY Mellon Wealth Management The Boston Consulting Group Cousins Properties Foundation Disney Publishing Worldwide Georgia Natural Gas Global Payments, Inc. Holder Construction Company JLL JP Morgan Private Bank Kia Motors America, Inc. Lanier Parking Solutions Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Novelis, Inc. Post Properties, Inc. Quikrete Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Sam’s Club & Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. SCANA Energy The Selig Foundation Southwest Airlines State Bank & Trust Company Steinway Piano Galleries Traditional Home United Distributors, Inc. Verizon Wireless Waffle House Wilmington Trust Woodruff Arts Center Employees Yancey Bros. Co. $15,000+ ABM Acuity Brands, Inc. Alvarez & Marsal Antique Piano Shop

Arby’s Foundation, Inc. Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Assurant Specialty Property Atlanta Tech Village Atlantic Trust Company AVYVE Bank of North Georgia/ Synovus Financial Corp Benjamin Moore Bluetube Interactive Bryan Cave Building Materials Holding Corporation Calico The Casey-Slade Group, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management Christie’s Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. Fifth Third Bank Gas South, LLC Graphic Packaging International, Inc. Humphries and Company LLC Kimberly-Clark Corporation Macy’s NGI Investments Northside Hospital Performex Company Perkins & Will, Inc. Piedmont National Corporation PulteGroup, Inc. Recall Corporation Ricoh USA, Inc. Rooms to Go Children’s Fund Smith & Howard, PC Southwire Company Stonegate Designs Vertical Systems Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC


A Friend of the High Museum of Art Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. National Endowment for the Arts The Rich Foundation, Inc. The Sara Giles Moore Foundation The Shubert Foundation, Inc. $100,000+ The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs


The Frances and Beverly DuBose Foundation, Inc. The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Morgens West Foundation The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation, Inc. $75,000+ Fulton County Arts Council Triad Foundation, Inc. $50,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Frances Wood Wilson Foundation, Inc. The Fraser-Parker Foundation Georgia Council for the Arts The Graves Foundation Livingston Foundation, Inc. The Mark and Evelyn Trammell Foundation Massey Charitable Trust Samuel H. Kress Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc.

$25,000+ Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Atlanta Foundation Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust The Howell Fund, Inc. Ida Alice Ryan Charitable Trust James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Jane Smith Turner Foundation John & Mary Franklin Foundation, Inc. Margaret Gill Clements Napier Foundation

The Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Piedmont Charitable Foundation, Inc. Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. The Vasser Woolley Foundation, Inc. Walter Clay Hill & Family Foundation $15,000+ The Blanche Lipscomb Foundation Camp-Younts Foundation Center Family Foundation

The Chatham Valley Foundation, Inc. Covenant Foundation, Inc. JBS Foundation Jim Cox, Jr. Fund John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation The L&C Wood Family Foundation, Inc. Roderick S., Flossie R., and Helen M. Galloway Foundation Thalis & Michael C. Carlos Foundation Thomas H. Lanier Foundation Tull Charitable Foundation Weldon H. Johnson Family Foundation

INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPISTS $200,000+ A Friend of the High Museum of Art Ms. Jeannie Hearn $150,000+ Victoria and Howard Palefsky $100,000+ Susan and Richard Anderson Mr. Joseph F. Best, III Thalia & Michael Carlos Fund Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Marcia and John Donnell The Douglas J. Hertz Family Mr. and Mrs. Charles K. Holmes, Jr. Mr. Jimmy Liautaud Carol and Ramon TomĂŠ Family Fund Mrs. Sue Williams $75,000+ A Friend of the High Museum of Art Sandra and Dan Baldwin Mrs. Frances B. Bunzl Karole and John Lloyd Carla and Graham Roberts Susan and Thomas Wardell Ms. Joni Winston $50,000+ Nancy and Kenny Blank Barbara and Steve Chaddick Peggy and Rawson Foreman Sonya and Rick Garber Mrs. Charlotte Garson Robin and Hilton Howell Karen and Jeb Hughes Jane and Clay Jackson Lori and Bill Johnson Mr. Baxter P. Jones & Dr. Jiong Yan Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Beth and David Park Alyson and Gregory Rogers Ruthie Magness Rollins Linda and Steve Selig

Robert Spano Sara and Paul Steinfeld Joan N. Whitcomb Adair and Dick White Elizabeth and Chris Willett $25,000+ A Friend of the High Museum of Art Aarati and Peter Alexander Susan and Ron Antinori Spring and Tom Asher Julie and Jim Balloun Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Bankoff Paul and Linnea Bert Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney John and Mary Brock John W. and Rosemary K. Brown Lucinda W. Bunnen Ms. Mary Cahill Connie and Merrell Calhoun Wright and Alison Caughman Susan and Carl Cofer Ann and Tom Cousins Ann and Jeff Cramer Mr. Larry Darrow Elaine and Erroll Davis Catherine Warren Dukehart Ms. Lynn Eden Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Evans Feinberg Charitable Trust Mr. and Mrs. Howard Feinsand Mr. John Foy Betty Sands Fuller Carol and Paul Garcia Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerestedt III Mr. and Mrs. Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Margaret and Scotty Greene Nena Griffith Ms. Maria Guarisco Newell and Tom Harbin Virginia A. Hepner and Malcolm Barnes Mr. Andrew Heyman

Allison and Ben Hill Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Bahman M. Irvani Katie and West Johnson Mary and Neil Johnson Jinny and Michael Keough The Klaus Family Foundation James H. Landon Mr. and Mrs. J. Hicks Lanier Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lee, Jr. John Paddock and Karen Schwartz Merry McCleary & Ann Pasky Sally and Allen McDaniel Mr. Alan B. McKeon & Ms. Evelyn Ashley The Deborah A. Kahn & Harris N. Miller Charitable Fund Jennifer and Brand Morgan Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Nalley, III Mr. and Mrs. William A. Parker, Jr. Sally & Pete Parsonson Foundation Mrs. Martha Pentecost Christina and Jim Price Laurie and Roland Pritchett Mr. and Mrs. Gordon P. Ramsey Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe Mr. and Mrs. William C. Rawson Dan and Garnet Reardon Bill and Rachel Schultz Jeffrey C. Sprecher and Kelly Loeffler Les Stumpff and Sandy Moon Mary and Greg Thompson Rebekah and Mark Wasserman Ada and William Weiller Mr. and Mrs. John B. White, Jr. Ramona and Ben White Susan and John Wieland Ms. Regina Williamson Dina E. Woodruff Mr. and Mrs. John C. Yates Mary and Bob Yellowlees The Zaban Foundation


alliance theatre staff A rtistic Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families . . . . . . . . . . . . .Rosemary Newcott Producer & Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Feldman Director of New Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celise Kalke Playwright in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage Phil Kent Directing Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Holt Artistic Support Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Kleypas Literary Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Matthews Reiser Lab Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annie Harrison Elliott, Linnea Frye, Katie Givens-Kime, Neeley Gossett, Marium Kahlid, Mark Kendall, Haddon Kime, Addae Moon, Nichole Palmietto

Production Management

Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victor W. Smith Assistant Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Moskowitz


Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Cone Design Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew, Jordan Jaked Carrier Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana L. Thomas Stitchers/First Hands . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Wigs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Wardrobe . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Alexandra Matthews, Niki Traxler


Electrics Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pete Shinn Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabby Ide, Steve Jordan, Steven Love, Jennifer Nakahara


Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Kier Shop Foreman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, William Spratt, John Victor Mouledoux Jr., Michael Lyons Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brooke Beall


Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristin von Hinezmeyer, Elyssa Kohen, Holly O’Reagan

Stage Management

Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bret Torbeck Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . lark hackshaw, Liz Campbell, Barbara O’Haley, R. Lamar Williams Assistant Stage Managers . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott, Jayson T. Waddell Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . . . . . Britney DeRosa, Jade McGill, Kara Procell

Stage Operations

Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Simons Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deb Maberry Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Willie Parks Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Additional Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Schlachter


Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Lyons Master Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan and Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich, Heather Schroeder

Education Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Alliance Arts for Learning Institute Director . . . . . . . . . Barbara O’Brien Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Administrative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Jones Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kristen Buckley Theatre for the Very Young Coordinator & Family Programs Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corinne Weintraub Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Institute Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Alice Nichols Institute Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Education Sales & Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Kang Communications Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Noble Professional Learning Specialist . . . . . . . . . Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran Teaching Artists . . . . . . . Abyss, Karen Aguirre, Olivia Aston Bosworth, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Kati Grace Brown, Kyle Brumley, Daniel Burns, Kirstin Calvert, Kirk Campbell, Kara Cantell, Taryn Carmona, Katie Causey, Sarah Cave, Greg Chagnon, Tara Chiusano, Jaehn Clare, Steve Coulter, Nakeisha Daniel, Benjamin Davis, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado,

Teaching Artists (cont’d) . . John Doyle, Laurin Dunleavy, Tawni Edwards, Rachael Endrizzi, Jessica Espinoza, Sharon Foote, Dan Ford, Daryl Funn, Polly Garcia, Allison Gardner, Ann Marie Gideon, Trevor Goble, Neeley Gossett, Al Hamacher, Sarah Newby Halicks, Greg Hernandez, Mira Hirsch, Brandi Hoofnagle, BJ Hughes, Adam King, LeeAnna Lambert, Clayton Landey, Nicole Livieratos, Amy Cain Lucas, Barry Stewart Mann, Jen MacQueen, Cara Mantella, Gloria Martin, Mari Martinez, Paige Mattox, Patrick McColery, Bethany Lind Mendenhall, Bryan Mercer, Karin Mervis, Courtnee Miles, Donal Noonan, Tafee Patterson, Tawny Powell, Eric Prather, Julie Puckett, J.L. Reed, Iris Rice, Claire Ritzler, Anandi Salinas, Henry Scott, Linda Sherbert, Suzanne Stroup, Ebony Tucker, Jose Miguel Vasquez, Rachel Wansker, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Corinne Weintraub, Stephanie Willis, Vallea E. Woodbury Teen Ensemble Members . . . . . . . . Caroline Bergwall, Matthew Brown, Olivia Cappelletti, Emily Combs, Chloe Citron, Sydni Daniels, Ashley Elmore, Jamila Gray, Grace Hawkins, Kyla Hunter, Tess Luman, Jade Nixon, Anna Patterson, Aushailene Ragin, Alexandria Smith, Autumn Stephens, Angel Upshaw, Dequadray White, Jordon Whitehead, Camille Williams, Dhakirah Williamson

Management General Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Laura Thruston Off-Campus Season Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donya K. Washington

A dministration & Finance

Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Manager of Information Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hubbert Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Myers Interim Management Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley


Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Associate Director of Development, Board Relations & Major Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paige Smith Development Coordinator, Board Relations & Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan DeWitt



Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Boatright Manager of Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Online Marketing Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Maley Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Talia Bromstad Marketing & Promotions Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holland Baird Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Pinckney Group Services Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Group Services and Education Sales Coordinator . . . . . . . . Elisia’ Parker Community Engagement Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Winn Ticketing & Patron Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shana Orr Front of House & Patron Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . Marjon Wolfe House Managers . . . . . . . . . Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Ken McNeil, Margo Moskowitz Assistant Manager Season Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Senior Ticket Agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Marketing Volunteer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Don Vann



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