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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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