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What makes your heart glad? Don’t overthink it — just grab onto an image that floats through your mind in response to that question. Your kids? Labrador retriever puppies? The Cubs winning the World Series (and know that my deadline was only after Game 2, but I’m that certain on this one)? Whatever it is, let it float in and sit with it for a moment. That’s how Courtenay Collins makes me feel. For a bunch of years now, I have looked forward to those moments when I get to be in a room with Courtenay like a kid looks forward to Christmas. Whether it’s in my kitchen over wine, in a rehearsal room making a play or sitting in a theater watching her onstage, I look forward to these moments that make my heart glad. Can’t quite put my finger on how it happens, but something about this huge heart mixed with ridiculously self-effacing humor and the mad skills that self-effacement belies — that combo adds up to happiness for me. Turns out, I’m not alone. Whether you’re here as family, friend or fan, chances are you understand why we wanted to spend a month of our season in Courtenay’s company. If you’ve not met her yet, know that you’re shortly going to experience that phenomenon we all grew up watching happen to the Grinch, as his heart expanded beyond its original size and then some. I honestly don’t know how she does it. I just know the benefits of it, and they’re so so good. “Glad tidings,” goes the phrase. A good guide for the evening. A good welcome. A good wish. And you’re in good hands for that pursuit.

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The Hertz Stage becomes Courtenay Collins’ living room as the singer celebrates joy, with twinkly lights, cocktails and seasonal songs. | By Julie Bookman

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hen she looks back on coming home for Christmas in her college days and as a young performer, actor-singer Courtenay Collins chokes up. “It was all, oh, it was just all so. …” Nearly sobbing, she stops. Her mother, Jan Collins, she recalls, “has always made it so warm and so wonderful.” What Collins knows is that there’s no place like home for the holidays. She lives in Sandy Springs now, not far from the dream home her parents built and where she grew up on the Chattahoochee River. “Years of joyous memories flooded through me whenever I walked through those doors to greet the incredible folks I am blessed to call my parents,” Collins says. Her mom is an expert cook, “so the smells were divine.” There were lots of parties, and music filled the house. Collins moved back home with her parents when her marriage ended and she had two young sons. They stayed for seven years, until she met and married Michael Eckhardt (she calls him the love of her life). They were classmates at Riverwood High School in the 1980s but never dated. A funeral last December took Collins out of town and away from favorite traditions — caroling in her neighborhood, her in-laws’ Christmas party where she plays the piano. Her holiday felt joyless. All that brings us here, to Courtenay’s Cabaret: Home for the Holidays. The Hertz Stage black-box space becomes a twinkly living room (set design by Kat Conley) for the show. Collins, backed by a three-piece band, tells stories, sings favorite songs and is joined each night by a different special guest. Cocktails are on sale, so that should amp up the merriment. “I know what it is to be sad and depressed and down in the valley,” says Collins. “But I come from a family full of great joy and think it’s my job to share that.”

Courtenay’s Cabaret is new to the Alliance, but not a new endeavor for Collins, who trained in opera, studied acting at New York’s Juilliard School and appeared at Atlanta’s late great Libby’s: A Cabaret in Buckhead. Collins created, produced and performed a holiday cabaret show in Sandy Springs in 2011 and 2012, renting Act 3 Playhouse, borrowing tacky Christmas yard art from friends and plastering the walls with holiday glitz. “I was exhausted! But it was wonderful,” she says. Then her dad died, and she lost her enthusiasm for the show. Now revamped and directed by Alliance Theatre artistic director Susan V. Booth, the show won’t only croon about Christmas. “We celebrate everybody,” Collins says. As for each evening’s mystery guest, Collins predicts “a smorgasbord of Atlanta talent” and won’t give away many surprises. But she does mention actor Tom Key, news anchor Brenda Wood and the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus as possibilities. Stage and film actor Laura Linney, a three-time Emmy Award winner and a friend from her Juilliard days, has promised to stop by. Does Linney sing? “Let’s just say she’s going to sing with me!” “Courtenay is joy and grace and goofy fun,” says Atlanta playwright Janece Shaffer, who has worked with Collins on her plays Managing Maxine and The Geller Girls. “Her voice, gorgeous. Her charm is endless and what I love most is that she is always poised to laugh.” Given her blue 2015 holiday, Collins is revved up for this show. “I said, by golly, next Christmas I’m doing my show. In spite of all the crap going on in the world, we are going to be joyful.” It’s a sure bet you’ll hear “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays.” “Home” is one idea Collins will never let go. A ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

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Courtenay’s holiday recipes Gran Jan’s Crum Cheese Cookies

and took them to when I moved to NYC. I actually made them This was the exact recipe my mom gave me when you’re a Southern girl in the Big Apple. Don’t over-bake! (She parties. Cause, ya know, that’s what you DO “Don’t leave the kitchen and start doing something else!”) knew her daughter. But she should have said, 2 sticks of butter 2 cups flour, sifted 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated 2 cups Rice Krispies Red pepper to taste 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. love THAT!) 2. Mix all ingredients together. (you GOTTA le and put on an ungreased cookie sheet. Put flour marb a of size the about balls small 3. Make on palm of hands to keep from sticking. criss-cross pattern. Bake for 8-10 minutes 4. Dip fork in flour and flatten balls with 50. Makes or until golden brown on top!

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THE ALLIANCE THEATRE Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director presents

BY COURTENAY COLLINS SET DESIGN

KAT CONLEY

COSTUME DESIGN

JEFF CONE

MUSIC DIRECTOR & MUSIC ARRANGEMENTS

AMANDA WANSA MORGAN

LIGHTING DESIGN

JOSEPH A. FUTRAL

SOUND DESIGN

CLAY BENNING

STAGE MANAGERS

BRET TORBECK JOHN SCOTT ROSS

DIRECTED BY SUSAN V. BOOTH HERTZ STAGE SERIES SPONSORED BY

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CAST * COURTENAY COLLINS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtenay MUSICIANS AMANDA WANSA MORGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conductor/Keyboard SCOTT GLAZER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bass QUINTON “Q” ROBINSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drums

STAGE MANAGEMENT * BRET TORBECK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager (Nov. 14-Dec. 11) * JOHN SCOTT ROSS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager (Dec. 12-24) KARA PROCELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant FOR THIS PRODUCTION EMILY GRACE BLACKSTONE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe HOLLY O’REAGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Engineer JONESIA SMITH-WILLIAMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Operations JAYSON T. WADDELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer .

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profiles COURTENAY COLLINS (Courtenay) Alliance Theatre: The Geller Girls, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well ..., Into the Woods, Smart Cookie, Managing Maxine and most recently, The Prom. Elsewhere: Hello, Dolly!, Calendar Girls (Georgia Ensemble Theatre); Evita, Catch Me If You Can (Atlanta Lyric Theatre). Courtenay wishes to acknowledge Atlanta icons Libby Whittemore and Robert Ray for introducing her to cabaret through their longstanding examples of musical showmanship and audience engagement. Courtenay is grateful to friend, director and professional mentor Susan Booth. One of her greatest pleasures is to make Susan laugh — really hard. Huge credit to Jody Feldman for her thoughtfully determined “casting” of the Mystery Celebrity Guests. Courtenay cherishes these gifts from her family: positive determination and laughter from her mom, Jan; devotion and commitment from her husband, Michael; kindness and accountability from her son Collins; and humor and persistence from her son Spencer. Courtenay learned to appreciate the stories of others from her father, Dr. William C. Collins, a great and gentle man, who opened each new personal encounter with the phrase, “Now, tell me about you.” “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” AMANDA WANSA MORGAN (Music Director & Conductor/Keyboard ) serves as coordinator of musical theater and an assistant professor at Kennesaw State University. At KSU, she teaches classes in musical theater performance, voice, acting, and musical theater history and literature. Amanda served on the faculty at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) for three years, directing and music directing. She also spent three years as the music education director at Charleston Stage, South Carolina’s largest professional theater. She also worked there as music director, director, sound designer, dialect coach, music arranger and/or composer for 28 productions. She has music directed at Playhouse on the Square

(Tenn.), Post Playhouse (Neb.), Osceola Center for the Arts (Fla.) and Atlanta Lyric Theatre. Amanda has an M.F.A. in acting from the University of Central Florida and undergraduate degrees in music (voice) and theater from Florida State University. She has worked as a professional actor throughout the Southeast. amandawansamorgan.com SCOTT GLAZER (Bass), an Atlanta native, Scott learned music early at home from a singing mom, a coronet playing dad and old country grandparents who listened to the music of the world, including Italian, Hungarian, Yiddish, classical and cantorial recordings. Scott studied at Georgia State University’s School of Music, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He has toured or performed domestically and internationally with artists as diverse as Earl Klugh, the Last Waltz Ensemble, Houston Person, Dr. Dan Matrazzo, Obie Jessie, Jimmy Hall, Carmine Appice, Liberty DeVito, Yale Strom and many others. He has played in the recording studio, for concerts, festivals, television, radio, nightclubs, religious communities, cabaret, weddings, motorcycle gangs, theater and orchestras. Scott says, “My favorite job is the one I’m on!” He is proud to lead his group the MOJO DOJO (blues, classic rock, jazz, Southern soul) at events in Atlanta and the Southeast. QUINTON “Q” ROBINSON (Drums) is making his Hertz Stage debut, but he is no stranger to the Alliance Theatre. He was most recently a member of the musical staff for Born for This (Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage at the Mead Center). Additionally, Q tours extensively with international recording artists Avery*Sunshine, Anthony David and Peabo Bryson, among others. Quinton studied music performance at the University of Miami receiving his bachelor of arts degree in 2003. ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States.

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profiles Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theater as an essential component of our society. KAT CONLEY (Set Designer) returns to the Alliance after designing last season’s Pancakes, Pancakes! and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Previous Alliance shows include James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web; Holidays With the Chalks; The Wizard of Oz; Honk!; Disney’s Mulan; 26 Miles; Class of 3000 LIVE; Goodnight Moon; Eurydice; Seussical; Degas’ Little Dancer; Disney’s Aladdin; Go, Dog, Go!; The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales; Shear Madness; The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer; Ferdinand the Bull; and Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. Based in Atlanta since 2000, Kat has designed scenery for Arena Stage, Orlando Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, Atlanta Ballet, the Center for Puppetry Arts, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Theatre in the Square, the Springer Opera House and Aurora Theatre. She is an associate artist with Actor’s Express and the charge scenic artist at the Alliance Theatre. Whether dramatically challenging, visionary or escapist, all theater and art is important. Thank you for supporting it in our community. JEFF CONE (Costume Designer) is the Alliance Theatre’s costume shop manager. He most recently designed Pancakes, Pancakes! Before moving to Atlanta, Jeff spent 16 seasons as Portland Center Stage’s resident costume designer, working on more than 75 productions (50 of those in PCS’ first eight seasons at the Armory). Favorite PCS productions include West Side Story, Cabaret, Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Sometimes a Great Notion, Snow Falling on Cedars, The Imaginary Invalid, Black Pearl Sings!, Venus in Fur and Clybourne Park. Jeff received Drammy awards for his costume designs for Dirty Blonde, Act a Lady and Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline. JOSEPH A. FUTRAL (Lighting Designer) is excited to work with this fantastically talented

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Alliance team to help bring some beautiful work to the stage for your holiday season. In 30 years of production and lighting, his credits include lighting for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre, Saiah International, Horizon Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Jomandi Theatre, Blake Beckham and Lucky Penny, Ballethnic Dance, Lee Harper, Room to Move, Brooks and Company Dance, Charleston Ballet, Augusta Ballet, Martha Clarke and events for Amherst College, Yale University, Saab and Buick. Production manager credits include Gallim Dance, Vail International Dance Festival, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, American Dance Festival, Pilobolus, Fred Garbo’s Inflatable Theatre Company and Ohio Ballet. He has supervised lighting for Jose Limon Dance and worked as a master electrician for Spoleto Festival USA. He serves on the board of directors for Atlanta’s Full Radius Dance. CLAY BENNING (Sound Designer) has been the resident sound designer at the Alliance Theatre for 16 years, designing more than 90 productions including 26 world premieres, 30 musicals and 23 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Edward Foote; and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Other design work has included Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: Six Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 14 nominations. Clay is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA. BRET TORBECK (Resident Stage Manager) is happy to be a part of the Alliance Theatre and working on Courtenay’s Cabaret. Previous Alliance credits include Born for This, Disgraced, A Steady Rain, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Blues for an Alabama Sky. As a regional theater stage manager for 25 years, he has worked all over the country and on many new projects. Frequent cities include Seattle, San Diego and


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profiles Washington, D.C., but Atlanta is home now. He also enjoys teaching and was a guest faculty member at the University of Washington for five years. JOHN SCOTT ROSS (Stage Manager), who comes from Springfield, Ohio, has been steadily employed in the entertainment industry since 1975. He was educated at Ohio State University and interned for Player’s Theater of Columbus. He furthered his studies at HB Studios in New York City and began his career as an actor, touring, working Off-Broadway and appearing in TV commercials. Acting led to stage management positions on tour, in stock and Off-Broadway on Little Shop of Horrors at the Orpheum Theater and many productions for Georgia Shakespeare. Ross toured internationally for the Center for Puppetry Arts’ collaboration with Jon Ludwig and Ping Chong: Kwaidan. More recently, he has joined stage management teams on Good People at the Alliance Theatre, Menopause the Musical and Diary of a Madman. Ross lives in Decatur with his wife, Barbara, and her dog, Honey. He has been a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association since 1977.

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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, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborations 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 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, DePaul, and Emory universities. 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. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.


discover us. discover you. discover us. discover you. When I saw Courtenay Collins perform in Home for the Holidays, I knew that it was something I wanted to share with friends, family and clients. For years, we have celebrated the holidays with a traditional party but when Courtenay stepped on the stage, I knew it was time for a change. Not only did she entertain our guests with her wonderful voice and talent, she also made all my guests feel as if they were sitting in our living room, next to the fireplace, drinking eggnog and singing holiday carols. She created an environment of joy, laughter and music. Holidays are meant for celebrations. We celebrate all that we have been given; we celebrate our friendships and families; we celebrate our clients and business associates; and of course, we celebrate the season. Courtenay’s Cabaret is one grand celebration that simply makes it all just a bit more fun. Benny H. Varzi Senior Portfolio Manager & SVP – Wealth Management Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. Alliance Theatre Board of Directors

synopsis: Join Atlanta favorite Courtenay Collins for an evening of music, drinks, stories and laughter. Accompanied by a live band, Courtenay sings holiday classics and new favorites with the wit and quirky Southern charm that has won her fans from Atlanta to New York City.

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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 100 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, the world premiere of the new musical Tuck Everlasting, and most recently, Born for This: the BeBe Winans Story. 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 Treasurers Steve Chaddick Fran Rogers

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* Kenny Blank Laura Brightwell Peter Carter Jeffrey S. Cashdan Steve Chaddick* Tena Clark Leigh Ann Costley Allison Dukes Fred Ehlers Daryl Evans Reade Fahs* Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman Richard Goerss* Pat Gunning Virginia A. Hepner^* Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter* Erika James Christopher M. Jones

Anne Kaiser* John Keller Lauren Kiefer* Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Malinda Krantz Alan McKeon* Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog* Phil Moise* Jane Morgan^ Maureen Morrison Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli Helen Smith Price Sean Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Fran Rogers* Maurice Rosenbaum Bobby Rosenbloum Surishtha Sehgal Steve Selig Pam Sessions Mark Silberman Chris Sizemore Bill Sleeper Bronson Smith E. Kendrick Smith Karen Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker Jill Thomas Rosemarie Thurston Benny Varzi Rebekah Wasserman Brad Watkins Cynthia Widner Wall Jill Wilson Paul Wrights Todd Zeldin

advisory board Advisory Board Chair Laura Hardman* Vice Chair Phil Moise*

Joel Alvarado Shean L. Atkins Maurice Baker Shana Basnight Danny Blumenfeld Keith Arthur Bolden Donna Bowman Heidi Boykin Kristen Wood Burke Tarsha Whitaker Calloway Madison Cario Andrew Chang Greg Changnon Caren Cook Emily Decker Makeba Dixon-Hill Angela Edmond Lisa Ramirez Ellinger David Felfoldi Ashby Fox Patsy Garrett Matt Geller Karen Gentry Barbara Goldman Henry Gonzalez September Gray Lauren Linder Grunberg Nancy Halwig Janet Stovall Harrell Michael Kaluzny Rachelle Kuramoto Mark Lee Carolina Margarella Santiago Marquez Carol Meadows Ryland McClendon Darryal McCullough Liza McSwain Marjorie Mitchell Dedi Mohr Michelle Morgan Valerie Mosley Joan Netzel Gail O’Neill Michael Parver Kendrick Heather Phillips Kathy Portnoy

Almeera Jiwa Pratt Jennifer Schwartz Ron Segal Jibran Shermohammed Nancy Silverboard Robert D. Simmermon Susan Stiefel Chuck Taylor Natasha Trethewey Alexandra Tucci Shawn Tylka Nse Ufot Leanne Van Dyk Avril Vignos Charmaine Ward Amanda Watkins Ellen Adair Wyche * Executive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio

volunteer leadership

President, STARS Jane Morgan Chairman, Theater Advocates Joan Milsap Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin & Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Mary Wellington Chairman, Hospitality Susan Stiefel

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

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

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation

★★★★★★ $100,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation AT&T Delta Air Lines, Inc. The Edgerton Foundation The Home Depot

The Kendeda Fund The Shubert Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc. Turner

★★★★★ $50,000+ Carter’s Fulton County Board of Commissioners MAP Fund North Highland

PNC R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Wal-Mart Foundation The Zeist Foundation

★★★★ $25,000+ Atlanta Foundation Camp-Younts Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Georgia Power

Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. The Rich Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

★★★ $10,000+ The Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation Accenture Allstate Foundation Alston & Bird Cartoon Network CKKO Foundation

Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia Natural Gas Georgia-Pacific Corporation Greenberg Traurig Hire Profile National Endowment for the Arts

State Bank & Trust Company Sutherland Asbill & Brennan, LLP The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Frances Wood Wilson Foundation

Jones Day King & Spalding The Rockdale Foundation Rotary Education Foundation Theatre Communications Group

Theatre Forward Thompson Hine United Distributors

★★ $5,000+ Aon Risk Solutions Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia DeepStream VR William and Eva Fox Foundation John and Mary Franklin Foundation

By attending our theatre, you have made a powerful statement about how important the arts are to you. With the 2016/17 Season, the Alliance Theatre turns 48. Help us celebrate the power of great theatre for 48 years by making another statement of support louder than any standing ovation. Visit our website at alliancetheatre.org and click on Donate.

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sponsors TURNER VOICES, Turner’s signature corporate

philanthropic program, is committed to meaningful corporate citizenship in the communities where we operate and our employees live and work. With a focus on the arts and culture, fostering creativity, and innovative youth leadership, Turner leverages our people and products to engage in and support our local community.

Cast and company flowers sponsored by

Official Hotel

Foxgloves & Ivy

Offiicial Research Partner

Official Digital Advertising Agency

Official Advertising Agency

restaurant partners

government

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

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

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

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annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons from June 1, 2015 through November 1, 2016.

$100,000+

$10,000-$14,999

Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Spray Foundation, Inc.

The Balloun Family Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Mr. & Mrs. Peter Carter Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cashdan Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Evans Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Doug & Lila Hertz Andrea & Boland Jones Mrs. Leslie Joyce James & Lori Kilberg L. Paul Pendergrass Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Travis Reed & Michael Kriethe of Harry Norman Realtors Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Bobby & Debra Rosenbloum Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sizemore William & Margarita Sleeper Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Karen & John Spiegel Tim & Maria Tassopoulous Carol & Ramon TomĂŠ Family Fund Benny & Roxanne Varzi Ramona & Ben White Suzy Wilner

$50,000+ Katie & Reade Fahs Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky

$25,000+ Ms. Kristin Adams Barbara & Steve Chaddick Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Ellen & Howard Feinsand David & Carolyn Gould Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Hala & Steve Moddelmog Stephen & Marjorie Osheroff Dan & Garnet Reardon Patty & Doug Reid Linda & Steve Selig; Kathy & Steve Kuranoff Sally G. Tomlinson Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Paul Wrights

$15,000-$24,999 The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Stephanie Blank Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Laura Brightwell LeighAnn & Chad Costley Linda & Gene Davidson Doris & Matthew Geller Marsha & Richard Goerss Anne & Mark Kaiser John C. Keller David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Malinda Krantz Jane & Hicks Lanier Mr. Alan B. McKeon & Ms. Evelyn Ashley Phil & Caroline MoĂŻse Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Bob & Margaret Reiser Waffle House Mark & Linda Silberman Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles* & Delores Stephens Rosemarie & David Thurston Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Mr. & Mrs. Monte Wilson Amy & Todd Zeldin

$7,500-$9,999 James Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Adam Fuller Mr. Christopher M. Jones & Mr. Roger J. Smith Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr.

$5,000-$7,499 Gene G. Abel, M.D. & Nora Harlow John & Lynn Ayers Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Frank Buonanotte Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Trust Eve & Bob Eckardt Dr. & Mrs. Norman Elliott John & Cindy Ethridge Diane & Daryl Evans Karen & Andrew Ghertner Erin & John Heyman Mrs. Erika James Paul & Rosthema Kastin David L. Kuniansky Anna & Hays Mershon Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Bill & Rhonda Rowland Sharon & David Schachter Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III

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Mr. & Mrs. Sandeep Soni Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Lynne & Steve Steindel Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Susan & Tom Wardell

$2,500-$4,999 Elaine & Miles Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Theodore & Andrea Altholz Anonymous Arcus Capital Partners Ellen Arnovitz Karen Beardslee & Susie McGinnis Ariana L. Hargrave Sara & Alex Brown Frank & Mary Anne Chew Mark & Ruth Coan Susan & Ed Croft Ann & Jim Curry Mr. & Mrs. C. Edward Dobbs Marcia & John Donnell Bo & Eileen DuBose Diane Durgin Eierman Foundation Ms. Elizabeth R. Etoll Kathryn T. Farley, PhD Michael & Jody Feldman Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Viki & Paul Freeman Mr. & Mrs. John D. Fuller Heidi & David Geller John Vaught & Karen Gentry Mrs. Carrie G. Hall Burch & Mark Hanson Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman Henry & EttaRae Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Linda & Richard Hubert Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Jason & Laurie Jeffay Samuel B Kellett, Sr. Foundation Leslie D. Leigh M.D. Kristie L. Madara Daniel Marks & Keri Powell Mr. Walter W. Mitchell Dedi & Julian Mohr June M. Morrison Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Helen M. Regenstein Nancy & Charlie Rigby Peter & Alice Rogers Sonny & Jeanne Seals Charlotte & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Linda & Mason Stephenson Karen & Alex Stickney Susan & Alan Stiefel Russell B. Still in honor of Carol Jones Maria-Ruth Storts

Michael & June Tompkins Cynthia Widner Wall & James A. Wall J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company Sue S. Williams Lynne Winship The Zaban Foundation John & Kathy Zamer

$1,500 - $2,499 Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Diane & Kent Alexander Theodore & Andrea Altholz Mr. & Mrs. Brian Anderson Mary Allen Arnold Elizabeth & John Bacon Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Candace & Jeff Bell Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Jeff Bergstrom Shirley Blaine Mrs. Lucinda W. Bunnen Aubrey & Carol Bush Susan & Tom Callaway Candace Carson Melodie H. Clayton Rita & Ralph Connell Brad & Sally Currey Bill Damaschke Richard & Linda Davis Phil Delanty Mr. & Mrs. David E. Dermer Ralph & Ree Edwards The Robert S. Elster Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Tim Eyerly Andrew & Wendie Fisher Linda M. Garrett Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Glover Lynne & Jack Halpern Valerie Hartman John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Richard & Dorothy Hines Stephen & Taylor Horne Dr. Joyce F. Houser Adrienne Hudson Kay H. & Burke C. Jones Mark Keiser Dr. William A. Kiser Steven & Sheri Labovitz Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Raymond & Penelope McPhee Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Janice & Tom Munsterman Debbie & Lon Neese Bill & Carey Peard Peg Petersen Karen Porch Erin Quinn Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Dr. Denise Raynor Rebecca & John Reeves


$1,000 - $1,499 (cont’d) Dr. Susan Rifkin & Mr. David Rifkin Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Dr. and Mrs. Robert Simmermon Smith, LLC Mr. Scott Sorrels Ms. Martha B. Stephens & Ms. Linda B. August Jim & Janie Stratigos Dr. & Mrs. Alan Sunshine Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Kathy & Ron Tomajko Ms. Natasha Trethewey Penn & Sally Wells Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Wheeler Barbara A. White Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Sharon Adams Michael & Andrea Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bauman Mr. & Mrs. Francis S. Blake Thomas Brown Family Charity Dean & Tarsha W. Calloway David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin Julian Dejuan Bryan & Barbara Fields Mr. & Mrs. William C. Fowler Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gillin Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts James & Vicki Griffiths Warren M. Gump Mr. Lucas Hathaway Mr. Walter Henderson Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Benjamin & Allison Hill in Memory of Pete Shinn Mark Hobson The International Council of Fine Arts Deans Suzanne & Thad King Lucy Kinnaird Bobbi Kornblit Elizabeth Levine In honor of Billy Levine

Richard Long & Sheri Easton-Long Lubo Fund William McKay Jim & Jo McLean Carol & Dart Meadows Susan Nardelli Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ollinger Mr. Thomas Pinckney Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman Roger & Lynn Ritvo in honor of Ken McNeil Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Neil & Susan Sandler Chris Schneider Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Rochelle Barker Shinn in Memory of Pete Shinn Jane E. Shivers Philip Slaughter Mr. Richard Thomas Laura Thruston in Memory of Pete Shinn Mrs. & Mr. Velma C. Tilley Ms. Avril Vignos Vogel Family Foundation Mr. Kevin Warren Adrienne Whitehead John Williamson Melody Wilder Wilson Ms. Amy Winokur William & Nancy Yang P.J. Younglove Hovey

$750 - $999 Lisa & Joe Bankoff Ms. Donna C. Bowman Ronald L. Budde Mr. & Mrs. Gary Elder Shan Franklin Dr. Arthur Griffiths & Dr. Deborah Griffiths Louise S. Gunn Carsten Hilker Kurle Law, LLC S. Jarvin Levison Ms. Theresa McCabe Geoffrey & Betsy Meacham Dori & Jack Miller

annual fund

Mr. & Mrs. Isador Mitzner Peter Ohanlon Ratonyi Family Philanthropic Fund Judith Reece The Shockley Family Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona

$500 - $749 Mr. Thomas G. Abrams & Mr. Britt Wood Joe Arnold Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Dr. Gordon Baker Barbizon in Memory of Pete Shinn Michael & Mary Baron Ms. Mary Bergh Thomas & Wendy Betenia Betty Blondeau-Russell Judge JoAnn Bowens Bonny Breuer Helen Brown Thomas Brown Mr. James Clements Mr. & Mrs. Charles Conover Ms. Celestine Cookson Darryl Cooper Rosalie & Max Cooper B.J. Erb, M.D. & Bruce I. Crabtree III Lisa Cremin & Bruce Harlan Celeste Davis WMLB, AM 1690 Dr. Julia Emmons Leonard Epley Ms. Gail H. Evans Angeline Fife Debbie Frank Pat & Jerry Gardner Mr. & Mrs. Edward T.M. Garland Matty L. Garrett Ed Gentle George T. Baker Foundation, Inc. Martin & Doris Goldstein Dan & Susan Graveline Julie Hadden Nancy & J. Michael Halwig MD Tyson Harper Dawn & Jack Hereth Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Hermann Mr. Edward Hewett James A. Hill Mr. & Mrs. David E. Homrich Darlene & Lonnie Jenkins

William Kendall Christopher Kettrey in Memory of Pete Shinn Carol & Paul Kurtz Liz Lee & Liz Brock in Memory of Pete Shinn Dr. & Mrs. Mitchell Lippman Michael Lipsitt Guidian Healthcare Consulting Doug & Norma McNeill Stacia Minton Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moseley Dennis & Debra Murphy Margaret H. Murphy Ellen & George Nemhauser Mr. & Mrs. Peter O’Hanlon Anna & Richard Pare John & Helen Parker Jana Stein-Payan Mike Peck LP Pendergrass Physical Therapy Pros LLC Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Pollock Deborah Chasin & Dennis Renyi Douglas & Reginia Riffey Carol Riggs Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Rothberg Dr. Susan E. Shapiro David & Virginia Sjoquist Brenda J. Smith Chantel Taylor Herman & Jasmine Taylor Lanie Taylor & Evan Pontz Johnie L. Teague Mr. & Mrs. Norman Thomas Wanda & Robert Truesdale Leanne Van Dyk Dan & Jennifer Van Horn Mr. & Mrs. Ted Verren Mr. Bradlee C. Ward Mark & Dara Wassersug Amanda Watkins Caitlin Way Greg & Teresa Wellborn The Westminster Schools Mr. & Ms. Jonathan Wilfong Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Williamson Joyce Smith Wilson Ms. Kristen Wood Burke & Mr. Adam Burke

* Deceased

Alliance Theatre Staff Giving We would like to thank the following Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center staff members who have contributed to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and Transformation Campaign. Emika Abe Brooke Beall Jessica Boatright Susan V. Booth Scott Bowne Kristen Buckley Jamie Clements Jeff Cone Kat Conley Patrick Conley Megan DeWitt Christina Dresser

Jody Feldman Collins Goss Jim Hubbert Rachel Jones Megan Kier Kyle Longwell Liz Lyons Michael Lyons Deb Mayberry Leora Morris Suzanne Morris Victor Mouledoux

Christopher Moses Margo Moskowitz Patrick Myers Rosemary Newcott Mary Alice Nichols J. Noble Courtney O’Neill Elisia’ Parker Thomas Pinckney Rebecca Pogue Melissa Rose Mike Schleifer

Amy Schwartz Brian Shively Vincent Simons Paige Smith Matthew Tanner Laura Thruston Bret Torbeck Caitlin Way Cindy Lou Who Jackalyn Williams Jennifer Williford Michael Winn ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 27


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 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@ alliancetheatre.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 Victoria & Howard Palefsky Jan Pomerantz Helen M. Regenstein Margaret & Bob Reiser

Neal & Tricia Schachtel Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton, III Jane E. Shivers Roger J. Smith & Christopher M. Jones Wayne & Lee Harper Vason Rick & Terri Western Ramona & Ben White

* deceased

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 Risk Solutions 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 three committees working together on fundsaving and fund-raising projects to benefit the theatre. The three committees are the Theatre Advocates, the Theatre Educators, and the Theatre Ushers. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Michael Winn at Michael.Winn@ alliancetheatre.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 38 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

$1 MILLION+

$500,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2) The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Bank of America Chick-fil-A Foundation / Rhonda and Dan Cathy Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation The Marcus Foundation, Inc.

Spray Foundation, Inc. SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Bank Teammates and The SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Florence C. and Harry L. English Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

Terra Foundation for American Art Wells Fargo

$400,000+ Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family PwC, Partners & Employees

Patty and Doug Reid The Rich Foundation The Sara Giles Moore Foundation

$300,000+ Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Inc. Deloitte, its Partners & Employees Forward Arts Foundation

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Keough King & Spalding, Partners & Employees UPS Mr. and Mrs. Edus H. Warren, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

$250,000+ EY, Partners & Employees Invesco Ltd. KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees

Turner wish Foundation

Woodruff Circle & Patron Circle donations made: June 1, 2015 – May 31, 2016 Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors

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alliance theatre staff ARTISTIC

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 Yale Directing Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leora Morris Artistic Support Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Kleypas Kenny Leon Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Matthews Spelman Interns . . . . . . . . . . Ciara Jones, Maya Lawrence, Janerica Smith Yale Theater Management Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melissa Rose Reiser Lab Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Anderson, David De Vries, Patricia Henritze, Matt Huff, Derreck Kayongo, Hank Kimmel, Vynnie Meli, Mary Lynn Owen, Naima Carter Russell, Kendall Simpson

Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Liz Lyons Master Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan and Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Kier Shop Foreman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Lead Welder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Lyons Lead Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, Cassie Garner Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brooke Beall

Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Victor W. Smith Sound Assistant Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Moskowitz Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Jarvis Costumes Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kris Meyer, Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jeff Cone Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew Stage Management Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Jaked Carrier Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bret Torbeck Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lark hackshaw, Liz Campbell, Barbara O’Haley, R. Lamar Williams Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diana L. Thomas Stitchers/1st Hands . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Assistant Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jayson T. Waddell Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Ewing Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . Britney DeRosa, Kara Procell, Skylar Burks Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler Stage Management Apprentice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shawanna Hall Electrics Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Gabby Ide, Steve Jordan, Stage Operations Steven Love, Jennifer Nakahara Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Simons Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Parks Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Additional Load-in Crew . . . . . James Schlachter, Haylee Scott, John Underwood EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education Teaching Artists (cont’d) . . . . . . . Taryn Carmona, Katie Causey, Greg Chagnon, & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Hannah Church, Jaehn Clare, Steve Coulter, Nakeisha Daniel, Benjamin Davis, Administrative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Jones Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, Jorge Donoso, John Doyle, Rachael Endrizzi, Jessica Espinoza, Sharon Foote, Daryl Funn, Allison Gardner, Trevor Goble, Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Neeley Gossett, Al Hamacher, Robert Hindsman, Jeremiah Parker Hobbs, Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Catherine Dee Holly, BJ Hughes, Rachel Jones, Ameenah Kaplan, Adam King, Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Buckley David Kote, LeeAnna Lambert, Clayton Landey, Bethany Lind, Nicole Livieratos, Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Cara Mantella, Gloria Martin, Marielle Martinez, Tiffany McGettee, Bryan Mercer, Institute Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Alice Nichols Karin Mervis, Sarah Newby Halicks, Donal Noonan, Mary Emily O’Bradovich, Institute Program Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Lee Osorio, Tafee Patterson, Tawny Powell, Eric Prather, Julie Puckett, JL Reed, Education Sales & Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Kang Rebeca Robles, Julissa Sabino, Viviana Sawyer, Avery Sharpe, Linda Sherbert, Camp Coordinator & Family Programs Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle McGill Communications Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J. Noble David Sterritt, Barry Stewart Mann, Suzanne Stroup, Ebony Tucker, Jeremy Varner, Jose Miguel Vasquez, Rachel Wansker, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Education Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Bunch Corinne Weintraub, Stephanie Willis, Michael Winn, Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corinne Weintraub Vallea E. Woodbury, Melissa Word Teaching Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abyss, Nikki Adkins, Karen Aguirre, Teen Ensemble Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sherifa Abudulai, Ampith Anderson, Isake Akanke Slaughter, Ricardo Aponte, Olivia Aston Bosworth, Gillian Baker, Caroline Caden, Austin Geter, Kyla Hunter, Jalexis James, Kim Bowers Rheay Baran, Kati Grace Brown, Danye Brown, Kyle Brumley, Isabel Jordan, Taylor McKinney, Alexis Mpezo, Jade Nixon, Justice Pate, Lon Bumgarner, Daniel Burns, Amy Cain Lucas, Kirstin Calvert, Kara Cantrell, Jordan Powell, Laughton Berry, Adirah Robinson, Rachael Simpson, Marquavious Smith, Ever Taylor, Evita Walch, Amira Williams MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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