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profiles organization for the field, is a trustee of Denison University, and a member of the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.

Award for August: Osage County, nomination for The Legend of Georgia McBride. For 10 years, Taylor chaired Emory University’s Department of Theater and Dance. She is now executive director of the Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts.

ANNE PATTERSON (Set Designer) has created incredibly varied works for technologically advanced performances, including Mercury Soul at New World Symphony, as well as designs for musicals, operas and large-scale art installations. Her theatrical and symphonic partnerships have included such major U.S. venues as Avery Fisher Hall, Arena Stage, the Wilma Theater, the Kennedy Center, the Alliance Theatre and symphonies (San Francisco, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago). Her large-scale installations can be seen at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco; Christ Church Cathedral in Cincinnati; the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Fla.; the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas; and 125 High Street in Boston.

KEN YUNKER (Lighting Designer) is the resident lighting designer at Sarasota Opera in Florida. Alliance credits: Troubadour; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Tiger Style!; Native Guard; The Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Good People; What I Learned in Paris; Into the Woods; August: Osage County; The Underpants; Mrs. Warren’s Profession. National credits: Florida Grand Opera, Utah Shakespeare, Atlanta Opera, Bermuda Arts Festival, McCarter Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Utah Opera. Atlanta awards: Suzis for Pancakes, Pancakes!, The Geller Girls and Avenue X, with four additional nominations; Abbey artist of the year nomination; featured in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta.

LESLIE M. TAYLOR (Costume Designer) Alliance Theatre: Native Guard (costumes); August: Osage County; Jacque Brel ...; Glengarry, Glen Ross; Other People’s Money (sets). Theatrical Outfit: Blood Knot, Ah Wilderness (sets); Cotton Patch Gospel (costumes). Actor’s Express: The Legend of Georgia McBride, Stupid F**king Bird, End of the Rainbow, Dark Play, I Am My Own Wife, Thom Pain (sets). Regional: Georgia Shakespeare, Center for Puppetry Arts, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Theater Emory. National: Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Geva Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Indiana Repertory Theatre and off-Broadway. Broadway: Tony Award-winning K2 (associate designer with Ming Cho Lee; Maharam Award). Suzi Bass

CLAY BENNING (Sound Designer) has been the resident sound designer at the Alliance Theatre for 17 years, designing more than 95 productions, including 27 world premieres, 30 musicals and 25 Theater for Young Audiences productions. Recent works include Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Cinderella and Fella; and Troubadour. He also has designed at Georgia Shakespeare, Atlanta Ballet, Cincinnati Playhouse, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Theatrical Outfit, Geva Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre and the Georgia Aquarium. Awards: seven Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 14 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), the North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/ USA829 and TSDCA.

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Encore Atlanta is the official show program for the Fox Theatre; the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Art...