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feature 6 A Playwright Rises In the world premiere of Knead, award-winning Atlanta actor Mary Lynn Owen plays both the author and the play’s lone character. | By Kathy Janich

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Really tempted to begin an extended metaphor about baking bread. (If you’re wondering why, flip back to the cover for the title of the play.) You know, I’d talk about how the perfect loaf of bread is the product of just the right ingredients, the right amount of time, and the oven — the crucible — that takes the promise of something to the realized manifestation of something. Problem is, I know absolutely nothing about baking and the exercise would be torturous for all involved. Here’s what I do know. Mary Lynn Owen started writing a story about her life and her family that became a project in our Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. She smartly attached herself to the mind and heart of director David de Vries to walk with her through the development process. She approached the project with the same radical candor that she brings to her work as an actor (and her DNA as a human). And the very first time she perfomed a draft of this piece for an audience, we asked if she would let us premiere it at the Alliance. Because the story and her visceral inhabiting of it was a thing of such emotion-scrambling beauty that it just had to meet as much of Atlanta as we could bring to it. Through no intentionality, but by dint of luck and timing, we have two stories this season — both in this theater — that are written and performed by formidable women choosing to lay themselves bare. Think about the courage to walk out each night in front of strangers and tell your own story without the armor of a character or another actor to shield you. It’s kind of breathtaking. All the way around, really. Because not only are these women (Mary Lynn this evening and Faith Salie in the spring) offering themselves up with an astonishing level of open-hearted vulnerability, but YOU are here in generous witness. And at the moment I write this, I am so deeply aware of the need we have to listen to one another and be compassionate audiences for one another. Thank you. And count yourself lucky that I left the culinary metaphor untortured.

Susan V. Booth Jennings Hertz Artistic Director

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RISES In the world premiere of Knead, award-winning Atlanta actor Mary Lynn Owen plays both author and the play’s lone character.

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ary Lynn Owen has played a brilliant academic dying of cancer, a teenage girl aging prematurely from a progeria-like disease and Tennessee Williams’ flawed and unyielding Southern mother Amanda Wingfield. Now she’s playing herself, essentially. It may be her toughest role yet. In Knead Owen is the only actor onstage and is called on to bake bread throughout. A stink-eye for the playwright? Hardly. Owen, a Suzi Bass Award-winning actor (Wit at Aurora Theatre, The Little Foxes at Marietta’s Theatre in the Square), wrote the drama, a world premiere and her first play ever. Knead takes place in the wee hours. A woman (Owen) bakes bread, determined that her mother’s incomprehensible recipe will finally work. But something is different this night. The ingredients of time and memory keep interfering. Owen isn’t new to writing — just to playwriting. She’s written essays and poems for some time, she says, to help her understand events in her life. She has a novella that’s “lived in a drawer for at least a decade” but calls herself a mostly “closeted writer.” Until now. And until actor-director David de Vries, a longtime friend, got in her head. He’d urged her again and again over the years to write a play, particularly about her family. Her response: always another essay. “‘This is all fine,” de Vries would tell her. “But when are you going to write a play?” “After this had happened about three times,” Owen says, “three essays worth, and maybe a poem or two, he said, ‘I think you can maybe make a play out of all this.’” Owen and de Vries began talking more earnestly. One day, as they chatted in her family room, he suggested she craft a piece around the process of baking bread. “Something clicked,” Owen says. “This is the blessing of longtime friends.” De Vries had attended the 1995 funeral of Owen’s mother, you see. He heard Mary Lynn’s eulogy, in which she spoke about bread-baking and how it was a central theme for her family. “Chaotic as it often was,” Owen says, “bread brought us all to the table.” So, Knead has been rising since the fall

And so it begins. Playwright/actor Mary Lynn Owen and director David de Vries (top center and bottom left) convene with members of the Knead team on Day 1 of rehearsals.

of 2015, when Owen, de Vries and composer Kendall Simpson applied to the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, an Alliance play-development program. Theirs was one of three projects chosen to go forward, an honor and challenge that comes with $10,000 in development support. “The play has gone through several iterations,” Owen says. “At one time it was a cooking show gone wrong. Finding the immediacy of the play has been a firsthand education in ‘why plays are plays.’ You’d think I’d have picked this up by now! “As an actor, I intuitively understand that plays take place in the moment. Essays are reflective. They have a looking-backward

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“I think of the character as a character who happens to share my name and some of the significant events of my life but who has her own journey,” says playwright/actor Mary Lynn Owen (left) with director David de Vries. Set design: Ann Beyersdorfer.

quality, very different from the discoveries a character makes in the white-hot moment of a play. So I had to take apart the essays and the poems, and mess them up a bit, let them be moments of encounter. Moments when the character has no clue.” Knead may be Owen’s first play, but she has some serious writing credentials. Knead was a semifinalist for the 2017 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwriting Conference, a storied program in Waterford, Conn. She’s had two residencies at the Cottages at Hedgebrook in Langley, Wash., and a writing residency at Rabun Gap’s Hambidge Center. Her script, she says, has gone through a “gazillion trillion” rewrites. An earlier draft was titled Knead, Punch, Bake.” Her husband of 27 years, the actor Rob Cleveland, pointed out that the title bore an uncanny resemblance to a popular novel. “You know the one,” Owen says, “where a rich and beautiful woman, recently divorced, flounders in Italy for a while, having wild sex and eating gelato. “Not quite my story.” Her story has more grit, a lot more 8 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

yeast and a strong nod to family. Although autobiographical, Knead is an evening with a woman in her kitchen as unexpected events, present and past, unfold. “I think of the character as a character who happens to share my name and some of the significant events and people in my life,” Owen says. “But she has her own journey.” As Knead was punched and proofed over the past 18 months, Owen made a lot of bread, found the play’s structure through the recipe and baking process, and discovered the Red Star Yeast hotline. “Apparently,” she says, “there are a lot of yeast emergencies.” She calls the playwriting experience “exhilarating,” wants to learn more, keep writing plays and put more people in them. And she wants the bread metaphor to work for her audiences. “I’m hoping that, though the story is a personal one, it’s universal too, and that, like bread, a story that is made and shared is a way of connecting. “Maybe in these divisive times, bread — and story — can bring us all to the table. For just a minute.” A


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Reiser Lab by Kathleen Covington

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n 2013, the Alliance Theatre launched the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab to support and provide opportunities to artists of multiple theater disciplines seeking a producing home for undeveloped work. Each year, the Alliance extends an open call to Atlanta artists to submit projects for consideration. Three projects are chosen by judges that represent local and national artists from various fields. Each project receives $10,000 for further exploration and development as well as access to the Alliance’s artistic, educational and production staffs, and rehearsal spaces. The Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab is designed to celebrate the breadth and vision of Atlantabased artists, to encourage collaboration in the metro area’s artistic community and to seed projects that will be produced in Atlanta. The outpouring of applications for the inaugural year demonstrated the vibrancy of the artistic community here and the need for further support of local art. Knead was part of the third round of the Reiser Lab and is the second show the Alliance has produced as part of a season. The first project, Mark Kendall’s The Magic Negro and Other Blackity Blackness, As Told By An AfricanAmerican Man Who Also Happens to Be Black, was produced as part of the Alliance Theatre’s 2016/17 season. The year’s submission deadline is Dec. 14. For more information, please visit alliancetheatre.org/ ReiserLab 10 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

Cynthia D. Barker as Sal, the moment after the final image of Uprising, a Reiser Lab play by Gabrielle Fulton.


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Life inTransition

hether it’s crossing stage left to stage right, moving from one scene to another, or lights fading to black, theater is full of transitions. Transitions onstage are easy to see and hear, but what about the transitions for those who make theater? What happens when an actor becomes a director, or a director becomes an actor? How does that impact what we see onstage? Actor-directors Tinashe Kajese-Bolden and David de Vries share their experiences with artistic assistant Tiffany Williams. QUESTION: You both began as actors. What inspired you to direct? DAVID: I’ve been directing for almost 40 years so to say that I transitioned is a bit misleading. I’ve gone back and forth between acting and directing and sometimes my performance life has eclipsed my directing life, and vice versa. But I was always interested in making the bigger choices that directing involves in the storytelling of a play. Through the years, I’ve found that the director’s role as facilitator of others’ skills and talents is inherently “alter-centric,” and that brings out the best in me as an artist and a person. TINASHE: I was always interested in the ‘bigger picture” of storytelling ... and the opportunity to inject my point of view and sensibility to a narrative. Not that you are void of an opinion as an actor, but as a director, I have access to influence the attention of the audience by crafting moments I might feel need focus or using design to establish the feeling I’m trying to create. Q: How do you approach selecting a play, analyzing the script and making choices in the rehearsal room? DAVID: The joy and the challenge of the job is that every play is different and requires its own set of criteria to be met. So, it’s really an “action to the word, word to the action” approach. I love working with actors — digging deep, finessing and refining. I particularly like smart, inventive, collaborative actors. But I tend to shy away from a big director’s footprint. If I’m serving the play and the story, I’ll take invisibility any day. TINASHE: I start with the questions, “What do I want to see onstage, what do I want my community to experience onstage, how is this relevant today?” I scour the text for moments that I can explode into a series of images. I build those images by breaking down every word, every punctuation, every beat with the actors during table work the first few days of rehearsal. Q: What is the most challenging part of going from actor to director? The most rewarding? DAVID: I used to be bothered by the power differential that sometimes cropped up between

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David de Vries rehearses A Christmas Carol; Tinashe Kajese-Bolden directs Nick’s Flamingo Grill.

acting colleagues and myself as I directed more. Having the ability to give someone a job is such a wonderfully rewarding part of the job and perhaps is the greatest reward of the profession — giving a platform for talented people to do what they are good at and, I hope, love to do. The downside is the distance that can come between performers and directors because of that power. It bothers me much less than it used to, honestly. TINASHE: The challenging part has been going back to acting and whenever I question something, the director thinking I am trying to direct the play! As a director, I want to give actors an experience that advances them as artists and human beings. It is so rewarding when artists tell me, “That exercise we did in rehearsal, I used it in this other show I’m working on!” I don’t want work in a vacuum, and it’s exciting if I can contribute in a small way to someone’s artistic and personal growth. Q: What advice would you give artists who want to transition to another area in theater? DAVID: It’s an interesting time in our culture when we see the value of specialization in the marketplace and yet there are many facets of professional life that require more and more generalization. You see that in journalism, where people are required to write copy, take photographs — maybe even produce a video companion piece. Reaching across skill sets is smart and practical in today’s creative economy. TINASHE: Do it! I’m not sure if it is a Western construct, but there is a pervasive belief that we all need to find the one thing we are good at and only do that for the rest of our lives. I’m from Zimbabwe, and Africans tend to be entrepreneurial in spirit, constantly reinventing themselves as a means to survive. Take all that you have learnt and know that it is applicable to the next season of your life. I think artists learn how to become better reflectors of the culture when we engage from other perspectives. ENCORE ATLANTA | ATLANTA’S PERFORMING ARTS PUBLICATION | ENCOREATLANTA.COM 13


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JOSEPH A. FUTRAL

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in alphabetical order * MARY LYNN OWEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Herself STAGE MANAGEMENT * lark hackshaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager (Oct. 12-Nov. 25) * JON GOLDSTEIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager (Nov. 26-Dec. 9) SKYLAR BURKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE SAM PROVENZANO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directing Assistant FOR THIS PRODUCTION JENNIFER CARTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Operations STEVE JORDAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer KATY MUNROE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe GRAHAM SCHWARTZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Engineer SPECIAL THANKS Jan Akers Thomas W. Jones II Rachel Parish Jiréh Breon Holder Michael Evenden Suehyla El-Attar Jake Krakovsky Lee Osorio Lindy Wood Meridith Ford

Joe Knezevich Elva Gonzalez Lisa Adler Emily Kleypas Jon Goldstein Curtis Michelson Eneida and Don Michelson Rachel Graf Evans Elaine Swobe Dee Wagner

Kimberly Brodie Dayle Hosack Clark Lemons Terry Bird Jessie Rivers Robbie Whyte Pierce Marilyn Roberts Lisa Paulsen Emory University Theatre Studies Tuxedo Avenue

With special gratitude to: Margaret and Bob Reiser Susan Booth Celise Kalke Jody Feldman And with gratitude, ongoing, to Rob, Eloisa and Andrew Cleveland, and to the Owen-Martinez family — Herb, Dahlia, Phil, Chris, Jennie, Marcy and Eloisa — and to Kendall Simpson, por la música del alma, and to David de Vries, artistic shepherd and timeless friend.

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profiles MARY LYNN OWEN (Herself ) is an Atlanta-based theater artist with a career that spans nearly 40 years. She returns to the Alliance Theatre after last appearing as Bubbie in Crossing Delancey. She is a Suzi Award winner for Wit (Aurora Theatre) and The Little Foxes (Theatre in the Square). Other theater: The Glass Menagerie (Georgia Shakespeare); Six Degrees of Separation, Kimberly Akimbo (Actor’s Express); Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue, Medea (Alliance); Dividing the Estate (Theatrical Outfit); The Clean House, Third (Horizon Theatre); The Last Night of Ballyhoo (Georgia Ensemble Theatre); Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (7 Stages); plus numerous productions at Theatre Emory where, since 2002, she has been a faculty member of the Theatre Studies Department. Knead, her first play, received the Alliance Theatre’s Reiser Artists Lab Award and was selected as a semifinalist for the 2017 O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference. Mary Lynn’s writing residencies include Cottages at Hedgebrook in Puget Sound, Wash., and the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Ga. She is married to actor Rob Cleveland, mom to beautiful twins Andrew and Eloisa, and a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association and the Dramatists Guild. marylynnowen.com ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION, founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. 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. DAVID DE VRIES (Director) returns to the Alliance after directing Pancakes! Pancakes! in the Hertz in 2016. He is a three-time Suzi Award nominee in directing and a winner for his production of I’m Not Rappaport at Aurora Theatre. Other directing credits include Smart People (True Colors); Red, Storefront Church, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (Theatrical Outfit); Collected Stories (Jewish Theatre of the South); The Glass Menagerie

(Gainesville Theatre Alliance); Of Mice and Men (Theatre in the Square); and Sight Unseen (Alliance). As a narrator, David recently recorded a series of works by Joseph Campbell, several Leon Uris novels and a number of military histories, including Pandora’s Box by Jörn Leonhard. As an actor, he has been seen for the past five years as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Alliance’s A Christmas Carol and can be seen again in Sky TV’s “Living the Dream” as Herman Bloch. Proud papa of Will (UGA ’21). daviddevries.net ANN BEYERSDORFER (Scenic Designer) is an NYC-based visual storyteller. Select set design: Afterglow, My Name’s Not Indian Joe (Davenport Theater, off-Broadway); A Real Boy (59E59, off-Broadway); Jonah and Otto, Trial of An American President (Theatre Row, offBroadway);The Night Alive (Guild Hall, N.Y.); The Dodgers (Hudson Theatre, Los Angeles). Select associate set design: Jitney (Broadway, Tony Award nom); Phish Nye Concert ’16/17 (Madison Square Garden); The Children (Broadway); Anastasia (first national tour & EU); and Samson et Dalila (The Metropolitan Opera). Ann is a Live Design/LDI 30 Under 30 nominee for working professionals in live production, a two-time nominee for the New York Innovative Theater Award and a United Solo Festival Award winner. Syracuse alum & proud member of USA 829. www. annbeyersdorfer.com APRIL ANDREW (Costume Designer) is a freelance designer and assistant costume shop manager at the Alliance Theatre. She received her M.F.A. in costume design/technology from the University of South Carolina before joining the Alliance as a design assistant in 2014. She enjoys freelance costume production and design work around Atlanta. Recent design credits include Slur (Alliance); A Brief History of Fire, Freedom Over Me (Alliance Theatre Teen Ensemble); Seuss at the Symphony, The Plundering Pirates of Symphony Hall (Atlanta Symphony); and Bye Bye Birdie, Macbeth (The Walker School). Upcoming projects include Disaster! (The Walker School), An Octoroon (Actor’s Express), Much Ado About Nothing

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profiles (Oglethorpe University) and Gimme Please! (Alliance Theatre for the Very Young). JOSEPH A. FUTRAL (Lighting Designer) is excited to once again work with this fantastically talented Alliance team to help bring some amazing work to the stage for your enjoyment. Past Alliance shows include Crossing Delancey, The Magic Negro and Courtenay’s Cabaret. During his 30 years ib lighting and production, his credits include lighting for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company, Theatrical Outfit, Aurora Theatre, Moving in the Spirit, Saiah International, Horizon Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Jomandi Theatre, Blake Beckham and Lucky Penny, Ballethnic Dance, Lee Harper, Room to Move, Charleston Ballet, Augusta Ballet, Martha Clarke and events for Amherst College, Yale University, Saab and Buick. Production manager credits include Gallim Dance, Vail 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’s been a lighting supervisor for Jose Limon Dance and Dance Theatre of Harlem, and serves on the board of directors for Atlanta’s Full Radius Dance. KENDALL SIMPSON (Composer) Regional: Alliance: Sheltered (dir. Kimberly Senior); The Temple Bombing (dir. Jimmy Maize); Steel Magnolias (dir. Judith Ivey); In Love and Warcraft (dir. Laura Kepley); Warrior Class (dir. Eric Ting); The Whipping Man (dir. Alex Greenfild); Bike America (dir. Moritz von Stuelpnagel); Apples and Oranges (world premiere by Alfred Uhry, dir. Lynne Meadow); I Just Stopped By to See the Man (dir. Ron Parson); Broke (dir. Jason Loweth); False Creeds (dir. Wendy Goldberg); Eurydice (dir. Richard Garner). Georgia Shakespeare: As You Like It, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Metamorphoses, The Tempest, A Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Antigone (musical, with Richard Garner). Dance: Papillon (Atlanta Symphony), Path, Island, We the Living, Inside the Crevice, Carnival Mask (Emory Dance). Film/video: Zelda (“Sesame Street”), Under the Boardwalk 18 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

(Georgia Aquarium), The Promotion, Twin Set, The Voicemaker, The Etiquette Man, The Initiate. Commissions include Southern Progression (Chamber Music America), Within Reach (DeKalb Symphony Orchestra), Island (Vega Quartet). Music director in the dance department at Emory University.

lark hackshaw (Stage Manager, Oct.

12-Nov. 25) returns from the Tony Awardwinning Dallas Theater Center where she stage managed a 90-minute musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale with a cast of 200. In addition to celebrating her 29th year of stage managing at the Alliance, she has worked for regional theaters in the United States (Indiana Repertory, MetroStage, Cleveland Play House, San Jose Rep, Arizona Theatre Company, Maltz Jupiter, Trinity Rep, Arena Stage, MUNY, North Carolina Black Rep) and abroad (the DeLaMar in Amsterdam) and has taken out several major tours. Her favorite show: Broadway’s Stick Fly. Other favorites include Holler If Ya Hear Me, Blackberry Daze, Anne & Emmett, Black Nativity, Kandi Burruss’ A Mother’s Love, Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Through Life, Bring It On: The Musical, Zorro: The Musical, Sheddin’, Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Ladies, Topdog/Underdog andWit. lark is a longtime line producer/executive assistant for Winston-Salem’s National Black Theatre Festival. JON GOLDSTEIN (Stage Manager, Nov. 26-Dec. 9) is an Atlanta native who’s been involved in the theater community for more than 40 years. He has been an Actors’ Equity member since 1984. Atlanta credits include Native Guard (’14), Warrior Class and Choir Boy (Alliance); the workshops of Knead, The Red Room, The Project’s Project (Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab); The Sojourner Washing Society (National Black Arts Festival); and Colossal (Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition). He’s also done Lend Me an Ear (SAG/AFTRA & Equity annual benefit for the Atlanta Community Food Bank). Jon has stage managed more than 150 productions with metro Atlanta theaters, including as resident stage manager/


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profiles administrator for Theatrical Outfit (seven years) and ART Station (20 years). Jon is a historical interpreter at the Atlanta History Center’s Swan House and house manager at Synchronicity Theatre. Thank you for supporting live theater and all of the arts.

all over the East Coast. Schleifer began his career as a stage manager and has dozens of stage-management credits in New York and regionally. He is married to theater director and educator Laura Hackman and is the proud father of two boys, Jack and Ben.

JODY FELDMAN (Casting Director) began her theater career as an actress in Atlanta before moving into administration as the assistant general manager at Frank Wittow’s Academy Theatre. Feldman is the Allliance’s producer and casting director. She joined the company in 1991 as casting director. She has cast and produced more than 200 LORT B, D and TYA productions at the Alliance, encompassing a range of world premieres that includes The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke and Troubadour by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competitionwinning plays plus 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, Harmony, A New Musical and The Prom. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection.

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 collaborative productions as well as commercial partnerships on such projects as The Prom; Tuck Everlasting; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. She has directed world premieres by such writers as Pearl Cleage, Janece Shaffer, former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Stephen King, John Mellencamp and Kristian Bush. She has directed nationally at the Goodman Theatre, 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 and is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field. She is a trustee of Denison University and a member of the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors. Booth’s leadership is underwritten by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, an initiative to support and promote women’s theater leadership funded by the Pussycat Foundation. She is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.

MIKE SCHLEIFER (Managing Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2014 as general manager, and in 2016 became managing director. While at the Alliance, Schleifer has led the administrative team on more than 50 productions and was one of the architects of the “On the Road” season, in which the Alliance produced 12 shows at 12 venues. He is proud to have started the Alliance’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and to serve on the League of Resident Theatre’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative. Previously, he spent 13 years at Baltimore’s Center Stage, working as associate producer, production manager and resident stage manager. While in Baltimore, he spent seven years as an adjunct faculty member at Towson University and guest lectured 20 ALLIANCE THEATRE | ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG


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Your story. Your stage. In celebration of our 50th anniversary season, we’ve asked Alliance artists, friends and family to talk about why the Alliance Theatre is important to them. Aixa M. Pascual, the Advocacy, Thought Leadership and Cultural Engagement Senior Lead at the Latin American Association is a Alliance Theatre Community Partner. We asked her to address the themes of family, culture and tradition in Knead. Growing up in Puerto Rico, I spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my mother. An expert baker who had been decorating cakes since she was around 15, Mami taught me so much. Using mostly Cocina Criolla — the essential Puerto Rican cookbook — we made buttersugar cookies tinged with almond extract known as mantecaditos; vanilla flan, as well as coconut flan and cream-cheese flan; and butter cakes for all birthdays, topped with fluffy merengue icing dyed in pastel colors. Other staples included rum balls from a recipe we got when we visited the Bacardi rum factory and Bakers’ one-bowl brownies, my favorite brownie recipe to this day. Just recently, I baked a flan. And yes, it was a “thing of beauty, with caramel sauce drooling down the sides and pooling at the bottom.” It was a pumpkin flan, a recipe Mami has made through the years and one I still love. — Aixa M. Pascual

Synopsis …

In the wee hours, a woman bakes bread, determined that her mother’s incomprehensible recipe will finally work. But on this night, something is different. As she kneads the dough, memories — of her childhood with her mother and Abuela and unresolved issues with her siblings and father — rise, along with the bread.

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about the alliance theatre Celebrating its 50th anniversary season, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. In 2007, under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance received the Regional Theatre Tony Award for sustained excellence in programming, education and community engagement. In January 2019, the Alliance will open its new, state-of-the-art performance space, The CocaCola Stage at Alliance Theatre. Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 110 productions, including nine that transferred to Broadway. The Alliance education department reaches 90,000 students annually through performances, classes, camps and in-school initiatives designed to support teachers and enhance student learning. The Alliance Theatre values community, curiosity, collaboration and excellence, and is dedicated to representing Atlanta’s diverse community with the stories we tell; the artists, staff and leaders we employ; and the audiences we serve. OUR MISSION To expand hearts and minds onstage and off. OUR VISION Making Atlanta more deeply connected, curious and compassionate through theater and arts education.

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board of directors officers

Co-Chairs Anne Kaiser Hala Moddelmog Immediate Past Chair Reade Fahs Vice Chair Lila Hertz Secretary Benny Varzi 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* Kenny Blank* Terri Bonoff Laura Brightwell* Megan Burton Peter Carter Jeffrey S. Cashdan Susan Catalfano Steve Chaddick* Tena Clark Leigh Ann Costley Allison Dukes Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs* Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman Bill Freitag Richard Goerss* Pat Gunning Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter*

Erika James Bob Jimenez Sam Johnson* Anne Kaiser* John Keller Lauren Kiefer* Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Alan McKeon* Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog* Phil Moïse* Jane Morgan^ Maureen Morrison Josh Owen Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli Jamal Powell Helen Smith Price Asif Ramji Sean Reardon Patty Reid Margaret Reiser* Matthew Richburg Maurice Rosenbaum* Steve Selig Pam Sessions Doug Shipman^* Mark Silberman Chris Sizemore Bill Sleeper Bronson Smith E. Kendrick Smith Karen Spiegel Chandra Stephens-Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker Rosemarie Thurston Benny Varzi* Rebekah Wasserman Bradford L. Watkins Cynthia Widner Wall Jill Wilson Todd Zeldin

advisory board

Advisory Board Co-Chairs Laura Hardman* Phil Moïse* Alexander Acosta Andrew Agan Chris Ahrenkiel Chris Appleton Carrie Ashbee Farideh Azadi Kamau Bobb Jericho Brown Sarah Mercer Chatel Nisha Choksi Farah Clerveau Ezra Cohen Velma Cowen Tilley Gail Crowder Makeba Dixon-Hill Jason Feldman Nathan Flint Karen Foster Ashby Fox Patsy Garrett Karen Gentry Sarah Frances Giovino Henry Gonzalez Hari Gopal Kimberley J. Hale Elizabeth Hall Nancy Halwig Wendy L. Heckelman Jason Hoch Jim Issa Karl Jennings Michael Kaluzny Gloria Kantor Helen Kim Ho Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy Mark Lee Quinn Leoni Andra London Carolina Margarella Darryal McCullough Carol Meadows Dedi Mohr Michelle Morgan Deborah G. Neese Joan Netzel Andisheh Nouraee Ade Oguntoye

Gail O’Neill Michael Parver Hetal Patel Kathy Portnoy Shannon Price Kat Reynolds Jason Rhoades Robyn S. Roberts Amanda Shailendra Jibran Shermohammed Robert D. Simmermon Christie Sithiphone Nicola Smith Charles Stephens Jennifer Streeter Mark E. Swinton Chuck Taylor Yvette Thomas-Henry Hilda Tompkins Nse Ufot Roxanne Varzi Diletha E. Waldon Charmaine Ward Ben Warshaw Arlene Warshaw Gould * Executive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio

volunteer leadership

President, STARS Jane Morgan Chairman, Theater Advocates Judy Feldstein & Susan Stiefel Chairman, Theater Educators Myra Medlin & Faye Windham Chairman, Theater Ushers Edwina Sellan Chairman, Hospitality Susan Stiefel

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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.

$1 Million + The Coca-Cola Company

$250,000+ The Rich Foundation Spray Foundation

Anonymous The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Pussycat Foundation

$100,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Delta Air Lines, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation The Kendeda Fund

Shubert Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Turner The David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund

$50,000+ AT&T R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Fulton County Board of Commissioners

Kaiser Permanente The Zeist Foundation

$25,000+ Camp-Younts Foundation Carter’s Charitable Foundation City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Edgerton Foundation First Data Corporation

Georgia-Pacific Georgia Natural Gas Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Macy’s MAP Fund National Endowment for the Arts

Northern Trust Publix Super Markets Charities Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation

Georgia Council for the Arts Jones Day The Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation KBM Foundation Northside Hospital Osiason Educational Foundation

Redline Property Managers, LP Rotary Education Foundation of Atlanta Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Worldpay US, Inc.

$10,000+ Anonymous The Allstate Foundation Alston & Bird Aon Thalia & Michael C Carlos Foundation Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

$5,000+ Anonymous George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta John and Mary Franklin Foundation Mary Wilmer Covey Charitable Trust

Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/Northwestern Benefit/Bert and Cathy Clark Place to Perform Fund of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Theatre Forward

By attending our theater, you have made a powerful statement about how important the arts are to you. With the 2018/19 season, the Alliance Theatre turns 50. Help us celebrate the power of great theater for 50 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 Hertz Series Sponsor 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.

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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, foundation and corporate donors contribute more than $6 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 from June 1, 2017 - October 12, 2018.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $100,000+

Chairman’s Cicle $25,000+

Leadership Circle $15,000+

Director’s Circle $10,000+

Anonymous The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Frederic R. Coudert Foundation The Andrew W Mellon Foundation The Pussycat Foundation The Rich Foundation Spray Foundation The Shubert Foundation The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund-Atlanta

James Anderson Stephanie Blank Edgerton Foundation Katie & Reade Fahs Marsha & Richard Goerss David & Carolyn Gould Doug & Lila Hertz Jocelyn J. Hunter The Imlay Foundation John C. Keller Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Shakespeare in American Communities: National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest MAP Fund Phil & Caroline Moïse Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Naserian Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Charlita Stephens-Walker & Delores Stephens Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Rosemarie & David Thurston Ramona & Ben White Amy & Todd Zeldin

Anonymous Ms. Kristin Adams Farideh & Al Alzadi Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Laura Brightwell Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation LeighAnn & Chad Costley Linda & Gene Davidson Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Doris & Matthew Geller Georgia Council for the Arts Seth & Lisa Greenberg Mr. Bob Jimenez Sam & Stefanie Johnson Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Jane & Hicks Lanier Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Hala & Steve Moddelmog Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Mr. Josh D. Owens & Ms. Rebecca Robles Mr. & Mrs. Reardon Dr. & Mrs. Matt Richburg Linda & Steve Selig Cathy Selig Kuranoff & Steve Kuranoff Mark & Linda Silberman Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Waffle House Paul Wrights

Anonymous The Balloun Family Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Mr. & Mrs. Peter Carter Ezra Cohen Charitable Fund Mr. & Mrs. Williams Dukes Bill & Angel Freitag Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Mrs. Erika James Boland & Andrea Lea Jones In honor of Carol Jones Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation KBM Foundation Osiason Educational Foundation L. Paul Pendergrass & Margaret Baldwin Jamal & Tiffany Powell Dan & Garnet Reardon Rotary Education Foundation of Atlanta Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly William & Margarita Sleeper Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Karen & John Spiegel Tim & Maria Tassopoulos Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Susan & Tom Wardell Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Suzy Wilner Frances Wood Wilson Foundation Joni Winston Woodruff Arts Center President’s Fund Benny & Roxanne Varzi

Loeb Family Foundation Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Raymond & Penelope McPhee Anna & Hays Mershon Dori & Jack Miller Walter W. Mitchell & Marci Schmerler Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Debbie & Lon Neese Thomas Pinckney Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Helen Smith Price Mr. & Mrs. Norman J. Radow Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Sharon & David Schachter Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Lynne & Steve Steindel Chuck Taylor & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Theatre Forward Michael & June Tompkins

$2,500+

Tina & Tim Eyerly Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Freeman Mr. & Mrs. David Fisher Mr. & Mrs. John D. Fuller Heidi & David Geller Karen Gentry Mr. Terrence S. Hahn & Ms. Joan Stanescu Lynne & Jack Halpern The Dot & Lam Hardman Family Foundation, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman Ariana L. Hargrave John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Dr. Wendy Heckelman Mrs. Amie Herbert Mr. and Mrs. Fred Herbert Henry & EttaRae Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Richard & Janice Howerton III Linda & Richard Hubert Jason & Laurie Jeffay Paul & Rosthema Kastin

Spotlight $50,000+ The Antinori Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Barbara & Steve Chaddick R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation, Inc. Fulton County Board of Commissioners Victoria & Howard Palefsky Patty & Doug Reid The Harold & Mimi Steinburg Charitable Trust Allison & Bradford L. Watkins The Zeist Foundation Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Roxanne & Jeffrey Cashdan City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Ann & Jeff Cramer Ms. Lynn Eden Ellen & Howard Feinsand Anne & Mark Kaiser KPMG LLP Bob & Margaret Reiser

BENEFACTORS $5,000 Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Thomas J. Asher James & Vicki Bell Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust George M. Brown Trust Fund Frank Buonanotte Mr. W. Imara Canady Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Franklin & Dorothy Chandler The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Mary Wilmer Covey Charitable Trust Diane Durgin Eve Joy Eckardt Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Mr. Marvin Goldstein John & Mary Franklin Foundation Lee Jenkins in honor of his wife Margaret David L. Kuniansky Dr. & Mrs. John Lee

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Anonymous Elaine & Miles Alexander Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Phyllis Kozarsky & Eliot Arnovitz Ellen Arnovitz Lisa & Joe Bankoff Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Candace & Jeff Bell Judge JoAnn Bowens Mrs. Lucinda W. Bunnen Candace Carson Tena Clark & Michelle LeClair Mark Coan & Family Charitable Fund Rita & Ralph Connell Susan & Ed Croft Ann & Jim Curry Marcia & John Donnell Eierman Foundation The Robert S. Elster Foundation


annual fund Individual, foundation and corporate donors contribute more than $6 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 from June 1, 2017 - October 12, 2018. Mr. Charles R. Kowal Sheri & Steve Labovitz Eddie & Debbie Levin Dr. Roger Lewis Kristie L. Madara Daniel Marks & Keri Powell Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Dedi & Julian Mohr June M. Morrison Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Lynn & Galen Oelkers John & Helen Parker Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Helen M. Regenstein Mr. & Mrs. Chip Rumely Mr. George Russell, Jr. & Mrs. Faye Sampson-Russell Mr. Ronald B. Russell and Mr. Tommy Sweat Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Sonny & Jeanne Seals Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Charlotte & Tom Shields Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Benjamin R. Sillins Robert & Judith Simmermon Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Sara & Paul Steinfeld Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Mark Swinton Theatre Communications Group

Kathy & Ron Tomajko Cynthia Widner Wall & James A. Wall Ms. Amy Winokur Mr. Charles R. Wolf The Zaban Foundation John & Kathy Zamer Ms. Kathryn M. Zickert $1,500+ Anonymous Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Mr. & Mrs. George Ajy Diane & Kent Alexander Mr. & Mrs. Robert Arogeti John & Lynn Ayers Elizabeth & John Bacon Joselyn & Bobby Baker Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bauman Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Lesley & Bruce Berman Karen & David Birnbrey Shirley Blaine Dr. Aubrey Bush & Dr. Carol Bush Melodie H. Clayton Brad & Sally Currey Lori & Todd Edlin Ralph & Ree Edwards Michael & Jody Feldman Ms. Dale A. Ferguson Andrew & Wendie Fisher

Dr. Karen A. Foster Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Azita & Oscar Garrett Karen & Andrew Ghertner Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Dr. Joyce F. Houser Adrienne Hudson-Morgan Debraleigh & Jonathan Jowers Mark Keiser Dr. William A. Kiser Michelle & Jonathan Lerner Mr. & Mrs. Louis Lettes Robert & Michelle Leven Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Thomas Marshall Erin Quinn Dr. John & Melissa Merlino Nancy & Mike Millett Richard C. Munroe Foundation Janice & Tom Munsterman Janine & Chuck In Honor of Don Musholt Peg Petersen Robert & Eva Ratonyi Dr. Denise Raynor Dr. Susan & Mr. David Rifkin Peter & Alice Rogers Adam & Rachel Roseman Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg

Mr. Jim Schroder and Morli Desai Fred & Diane Shaftman Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Michelle & Gary Simon Jim & Janie Stratigos Howard & Robin Sysler Mary & Eric Tanenblatt Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Judith & Mark Taylor Mr. & Mrs. Robert Taylor Stan & Velma Tilley Mr. & Mrs. Ted Verren Ms. Avril Vignos Mr. D. Richard Williams & Ms. Janet M. Lavine Sue S. Williams William & Nancy Yang

PATRONS $1,000+ Anonymous Dawn & Michael Adamson Dr. & Mrs. Joel Adler Jay Bernath Rob & Suzanne Boas Sara & Alex Brown Frank & Mary Anne Chew David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin John D. Copeland Celeste Davis Mr. and Mrs. Leonard R. Epley John Vaught & Karen Gentry Warren M. Gump Mrs. Kristin Hathaway Hansen & Mr. Norman Hansen Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Carsten Hilker John Hopkins Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Dr. and Mrs. Eugen S. Hurwitz Kay H. & Burke C. Jones Suzanne & Thad King Lucy Kinnaird Stacia Minton Mr. and Mrs. Isador Mitzner Ann Starr & Kent Nelson RefrigiWear Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Jane & Rein Saral Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz

Jane E. Shivers Susan & Jay Smith Nicola Smith Tony Spurlin Karen & Alex Stickney Jenny Streeter Lorre L. Trytten Ttee Jeff Tucker Carolyn Tuthill Bozzuto Vogel Family Foundation Valerie & Peter Weitzner Adrienne Whitehead J.M. Wilkerson Construction Company Alfred Wilson Lynne Winship * Deceased

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annual fund Individual, foundation and corporate donors contribute more than $6 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 from June 1, 2017 - October 12, 2018.

• Alliance Theatre Monthly Sustainer Society • We would like to thank our donors who have committed to giving us a recurring monthly donation to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Mr. W. Imara Canady Rhonda Dove Barry Etra & Janice Wolf Dr. & Mrs. Philip Graitcer Joanna Hanes-Lahr Joseph R. Hawkins Angela & Fred Mitchell Ms. Shannon L. Price

Mr. Howard Rowe Mr. Jim Schroper & Morli Desai Olha Seredyuk Jennifer & E. Simmons Tom Slovak & Jeffery Jones Ms. Janet F. Smith Ben Tilley & Margo Moskowitz

Help us get to 50 Sustainers for the 50th Anniversary! To learn more and join, visit alliancetheatre.org/sustainer-society or call 404-733-5054

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 Jessica Boatright Susan V. Booth Scott Bowne Jamie Clements Kat Conley Patrick Conley Liz Davis Collins Desselle Lynn Donoghue Christina Dresser

Jody Feldman Kristin Hathaway Hansen Danielle Hicks Jim Hubbert Max Leventhal Kyle Longwell Suzanne Morris Christopher Moses Margo Moskowitz Victor Mouledoux Janine Musholt

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Patrick Myers Rosemary Newcott J. Noble Johnnie Oliver Courtney O’Neill Willie Palmer Parks Thomas Pinckney Rebecca Pogue Mike Schleifer Amy Schwartz Doug Shipman

Brian Shively Matthew Tanner Laura Thruston Brenda Turner Sarah Wallis Caitlin Way Cindy Lou Who Jackie Williams Jennifer Williford


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annual fund legacy society Celebrating our supporters who have made a legacy gift to the Alliance Theatre.

The Legacy Society celebrates individuals who have made a planned gift to the Alliance Theatre. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the Alliance Theatre and its mission, while accommodating your financial, estate planning and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the Alliance Theatre. To learn more about the Legacy Society, please contact Jamie Clements at 404-733-4701 or Jamie.Clements@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 Diane Durgin Elizabeth Etoll Howard & Ellen Feinsand

Laura & John Hardman Glen E. & Nancy Hesler William C. Hyde Lauren & David Kiefer Virginia Vann* & Ken Large Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. John McColskey Phil & Caroline Moïse 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 GE Energy Neiman Marcus AIG Corporation Georgia Power Norfolk Southern Corporation Aon Risk Solutions Home Depot Foundation Plum Creek AT&T Honda Motor Co. Prudential Financial Bank of America/Merrill Lynch IBM Corporation Publix Super Markets Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein JPMorgan Chase Sprint Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Kimberly-Clark Foundation SunTrust Foundation Chubb Corporation Macy’s Foundation Time Warner, Inc. The Coca-Cola Company McDonald’s Corporation Verizon Corporation Deloitte McMaster-Carr Supply Company Yahoo! Equifax, Inc. Microsoft Corporation 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 Destiny Stancil at destiny.stancil@alliancetheatre.org.

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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 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

$1 MILLION+

JOY AND TONY* GREENE

$500,000+ A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (2) Bank of America Chick-fil-A Foundation | Rhonda and Dan Cathy The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta Mr. and Mrs.* Bradley Currey, Jr. Douglas J. Hertz Family Foundation Ms. Lynn Eden Forward Arts Foundation Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation

The Marcus Foundation, Inc. Sarah and Jim Kennedy SunTrust Teammates SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust The Zeist Foundation

$400,000+ Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation

PwC, Partners & Employees

$300,000+ EY, Partners & Employees King & Spalding, Partners & Employees KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr. The Rich Foundation

The Sara Giles Moore Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc. UPS Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

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Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich Props Artisan / Buyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kimberly Townsend Props Artisan Overhire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Muse Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ruth Richardson Shop Foreman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Welder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rigel Powell Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, Chris Seifert, Marlon Wilson Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Brooks Additional Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Jackson

Sound Production Management Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victor W. Smith Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Jarvis Interim Assistant Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz Education Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Fries Stage Management Costumes Interim Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . lark hackshaw, Jayson T. Waddell Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . Skylar Burks, Allison Kelly, Ashley Dickey Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Clockel Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Stage Operations Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diana L. Thomas Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Stitchers/1st Hands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Additional Stage Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jennifer Carter Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steven Love Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Jordan, Landon Robinson

EDUCATION Teaching Artists (continued) . . . . . . . Richard Garner, Sarah Newby Halicks, Al Hamacher, Dan Reardon Director of Education & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Amber Hamilton, Robert Hindsman, Mira Hirsch, Catherine Dee Holly, BJ Hughes, Hannah Hyde, Rachel Jones, Carole Kaboya, Tinashe Kajese, Chloe Kay, Ashe Kazanjian, Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser David Kote, Clayton Landey , Kathleen Link, Nicole Livieratos, Shayla Love, Amy Lucas, Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Chani Maisonet, Barry Stewart Mann,Cara Mantella, Marielle Martinez, Patrick McColery, Education Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Myers Matt McCubbin, Tiffany McGehee, Bethany Mendenhall, Bryan Mercer, Karin Mervis, Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Marcie Millard, Ashton Montgomery, Courtney Moors, Jenna Jackson Morris, JD Myers, Institute Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Lee Nowell, Teundras Oaks, Mary Emily O’Bradovich, Lee Osorio, Brooke Owens, Manager of Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis Tafee Patterson, Michelle Pokopac, Ashley Prince, Samantha Provenzano, Julie Puckett, Naserian Foundation Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hallie Angelella Education Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Hindsman, Tiffany Porter J.L. Reed, Kiona Reese, Cara Reid, Gabriella Rosado, David Rosetti, Julissa Sabino, Vivi Sawyer, Avery Sharpe, Linda Sherbert, Laura Spears, David Sterritt, LeeAnna Lambert Sweatt, Alliance @ Work Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J. Noble Holly Tatem, Jasmine Thomas, Chase Thomaston, Ed Thrower, Ebony Tucker, Jose Vasquez, Resident Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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Jessica Boatright Associate Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emika Abe Brand Marketing Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holland Baird Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Talia Bromstad Content Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Patron Experience Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Manager of Information Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hubbert Promotions Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Verity Lister Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadeja Moton Sales & Revenue Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Thomas Pinckney Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Houser Group Services Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn Rick Administration/Education Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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