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feature 8 This Play’s Their Thing Director Richard Garner reunites with former Georgia Shakespeare cohorts for Shakespeare in Love, a high comedy about a bard with writer’s block. By Julie Bookman

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You found us! Back when it became clear that this city was generously stepping up to allow us to build the theater we think Atlanta deserves, we had the best of all possible problems. We had to vacate the one we’d lived in for 48 years and still deliver a 49th season that felt essential, delightful and compelling. And while there were certainly easier ways to do it than the one we ultimately landed on, the notion of being able to do an epic field trip — to return the favor of all of you coming to Midtown for all those years by coming to your neighborhoods — well, that was too delicious. Trick is, each match of production and venue had to feel inevitable. The goal was that the audience would walk away saying “of COURSE they did that show there. Of COURSE.” Some of those matches were easier than others. And this one? The most inevitable of all. Once upon a time, Atlanta was graced with a slammingly great Shakespeare company that resided on a college campus in a beautiful facility and featured some of our city’s best artists doing exquisite work. And while chapters sometimes come to an end, really great stories never do. So the opportunity to not only reunite the brilliant helmsman of that company with his cohorts in that very same space — but to do so with the one perfect play this Shakespearean company hadn’t done yet — well that checked the “inevitable” box. (I’d call it a “no-brainer,” but the minds on this piece — from its authors to its director, to its designers and cast are so whip smart, it just doesn’t suit.) Thank you Atlanta, for giving us a reason to be on the road. Thank you, Richard Garner and company, for a chance to revisit your amazing world. And thank YOU — reader of this missive — for following your heart, your fellow subscribers, your GPS or whatever it was that got you here tonight. Adventures require fellow travelers, and we couldn’t have this adventure without you.

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This Play’s Their Thing Director Richard Garner reunites with former Georgia Shakespeare cohorts for Shakespeare in Love, a high comedy about a bard with writer’s block. by Julie Bookman

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LEFT: What fools these mortals be? Definitely not! From left: Spencer Henderson (Director of Costume Shop & Wardrobe) Joe Knezevich (Wessex), Kyle Longwell (Technical Director) and Bethany Anne Lind (Viola) join director Richard Garner and dig into the first day of rehearsal for Shakespeare in Love. ABOVE: Background and context for the Shakespeare team; Angela Balogh Calin designed the set, seen here as a model.

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arting with Georgia Shakespeare in 2014 was such sweet sorrow. That’s when the nonprofit professional company took its final bow after 29 years. But wait — what, ho? A reunion of sorts? ’Tis true. Director Richard Garner joins with a number of Georgia Shakes alumni in staging the Alliance Theatre’s Shakespeare in

Love, a romantic romp about the wacky world of playmaking. The 2014 script comes close to mirroring the 1998 Academy Award-winning movie with Joseph Fiennes as Will and Gwyneth Paltrow as Viola, his muse. Garner, co-founder and longtime artistic director of Georgia Shakespeare, returns to his former home at Oglethorpe University’s ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

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Conant Performing Arts Center, to anchor this staging. He directs and plays the supporting role of Henslowe, owner of the famed Rose Theatre. Garner didn’t intend to direct and act. Acting means a larger time commitment, and in the three years since Georgia Shakes shuttered, he’s been in demand as a freelance director “without having to worry about paying anyone, thank God.” But when Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth phoned and said he really ought to play Henslowe, he caved. “When she calls,” Garner says with a wry smile, “you know you’re a goner.” Shakespeare in Love signals the start of the Alliance Theatre’s 49th mainstage season — as opposed to its Theatre for Youth and Family or more intimate Hertz Stage series. Garner calls it “a celebration of live theater 10 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

itself. That’s exactly what it is, along with a celebration of how artists in the theater work.” To embrace that, Garner says audiences “will be in on the joke,” witnessing backstage antics, actors getting into character and costumes, and collecting props. The “dramatic comedy,” as it’s billed, premiered in London in 2014 to mostly positive reviews. The London Telegraph called

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Director Richard Garner (from left) is joined by Woodruff Arts Center President & CEO Doug Shipman and Alliance Theatre Artistic D irector Susan V. Booth at rehearsal. BELOW: Actors Neal A. Ghant (from left), Stephen Ruffin, Brian Hatch, and Benedetto Robinson begin table work with the script.


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it “the best British comedy since One Man, Two Guvnors (the last production ever staged at Georgia Shakespeare). As a play, the Telegraph said, the story seemed “to have found its true home. It’s funny, often genuinely moving and generates a glow you could warm your hands by.” The Alliance staging comes and goes as the play’s U.S. premiere continues at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; it’s a popular title this season among regional theaters nationwide. Garner saw the movie version almost 20 years ago. “I was looking at it through the eyes of someone who produces Shakespeare,” he says. “I remember thinking, ‘This movie is about the best thing in the world for people who are on the fence about Shakespeare.’ It put a face on it, made him seem like a real guy.” Shakespeare in Love doesn’t pretend to be serious history. It’s a spirited lark about theater people making theater in late 16th-century England. Icing on the cake: a script devilishly sprinkled with bits familiar even to maybefans of the bard. And it features a real, live canine (hence the show-biz adage popular with actors, “never work with children or animals.” “When there’s a dog onstage,” Garner says, “you might as well forget it. Any actor 12 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

will tell you.” The Alliance is doing Shakespeare in Love with a cast of 23, and many of the actors play multiple roles. Thomas Azar, whose credits include the California Shakespeare Theater, TheatreWorks and the Magic Theatre, all in California, plays Will Shakespeare. Longtime Atlanta actor Bethany Anne Lind (Troubadour, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Edward Foote) is Viola. Their pairing excites Garner. “Bethany’s a chameleon, and she’s fearless,” he says. He calls her Laura in Georgia Shakespeare’s 2011 Glass Menagerie “stunning.” Lind and Azar didn’t meet until Shakespeare in Love auditions. “Their reading together was sublime,” Garner says. “I mean, they really went off the high board.” This staging means a reunion for Garner and many of his former Georgia Shakespeare cohorts, including Barrett Doyle, Allan Edwards, Neal A. Ghant, Chris Kayser, Tess Malis Kincaid, Travis Smith and Joe Knezevich. Said Garner, as rehearsals were about to commence: “I can’t wait to get back into the room with those folks.” A

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Shakespeare in Love company members get a look at costume designs. The renderings are the work of designer Angela Balogh Calin.


SHAKESPEARE SPEED ROUND We asked director Richard Garner to spit out his first response to these questions. (Try it on anyone familiar with the world’s most famous playwright.)

• Favorite romantic hero: Duke Orsino in Twelfth Night. “He pines away for Olivia, who he just can’t have, and he’s so over-the-top melodramatic.”

•F  avorite comedy: Twelfth Night.

• Character you’re best suited to play: Sir Andrew Aguecheek (Twelfth Night). “All he wants is to be liked and loved, but he doesn’t have a clue.”

• Favorite tragedy: King Lear. • Most underrated play: Henry IV, Part I. • Play you don’t especially like: The Merry Wives of Windsor. • Favorite quote(s): “Now sits Expectation in the air.” (Henry V); “The readiness is all” (Hamlet).

• Favorite play to reread: King Lear. “Talk about a flawed man! And yet I’m drawn to him.” In terms of characters, writing and structure, “I find it Shakespeare’s most perfect play.” • Play you’ve read most: Hamlet. “There’s so much to discover, every time you pick it up again.”

•Q  uote you use in real life: “Come, we burn daylight, ho!” (Mercutio, in Romeo and Juliet). “I tend to say: ‘We’re • Where to find the best Shakespeare burning daylight, boys!’ ” stateside: Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.; Oregon • Best film adaptation: Kenneth Shakespeare Festival in Ashland; Branagh’s Henry V (1989). “He used film Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to great advantage. You saw the mud in New York (across the Hudson River and the sea of arrows in the air.” from West Point). • Play you wish was more popular: Timon of Athens. “Politically, it’s really pertinent now.” • Best flawed hero: Henry V. • Best villain: Richard III. “He says he’ll be the meanest dude on the planet, and he lives up to it. He revels in his villainy.”

• What you say when someone young asks why Shakespeare matters: “When you’re texting, you’re doing it in Modern English. Shakespeare is one of the chief architects of the language we speak today. He helped throw the old rules out the window. He invented phrases and played with words in a way that was revolutionary.” — Compiled by Julie Bookman


program note Image courtesy of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford-uponAvon: Cast list included in the First Folio of Shakespeare’s plays (1623).

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hakespeare in Love, the film, speculates on the lost years of the most famous writer in the English language. These were the years when Shakespeare worked in London — a time when his plays, and thus his reputation as an artist and company member, improved rapidly. Written evidence of Shakespeare’s life during these years is limited. Elizabethans treasured literature above all, carefully preserving plays in print and onstage rather than documenting the life of the man holding the quill. Though little is certain, some realities remain indisputable: the time between writing and performance was swift,

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and printed publication lagged not far behind. Plays, once finished, became the economic engine for an entire theater company. London was filled with a populace starving for culture; even those who couldn’t read memorized and processed literature orally. The theater was as important as modern cable, network television, movies and books combined. Film scriptwriter Marc Norman and acclaimed playwright and film writer Tom Stoppard translated the study of Shakespeare’s beloved plays and the interest in the man’s life into a comedy about creativity. Shakespeare in Love fleshes out the intense pressure on a young playwright responsible not only to his own career potential but also to his


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Painting by David Scott, 1840, Great Britain: Queen Elizabeth viewing the performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe Theatre.

theater company’s success. The results of this creativity are enshrined in literature departments and libraries. However, Shakespeare in Love explores the voice of the artist behind the words, successfully humanizing the man who has long existed in our minds as merely an idea.

1440: The invention of the Gutenberg press revolutionizes the communication of the written word across Europe. 1564: William Shakespeare born in Stratford-upon-Avon. 1592: First existing reference to Shakespeare as an established London actor and playwright, also containing an allusion to one of his earliest history plays, Henry VI, Part 3. 1616: Shakespeare dies a wealthy homeowner in Stratford-uponAvon. 1623: Shakespeare’s company publishes the First Folio edition of his plays to satisfy popular and commercial demand for the texts.

“I love love. I love having a lover and being one. I love the way it blurs the distinction between everyone who isn’t a lover.” — The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard “And when love speaks, the voice of all the gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.” – Love’s Labors Lost, William Shakespeare 16 ENCOREATLANTA.COM


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CAST in alphabetical order JEREMY AGGERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wabash/Frees/Musician/Ensemble CHASE STEVEN ANDERSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tilney/Ensemble * THOMAS AZAR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will CALEB BAUMANN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Webster SCOTT E. DePOY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musician BARRETT DOYLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter/Ensemble, U/S Burbage/Marlowe/Ensemble * ALLAN EDWARDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sir Robert/Boatman/Ralph/Ensemble * THOMAS NEAL ANTWON GHANT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marlowe/Ensemble DEVON HALES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate/Queen’s Attendant/Ensemble, U/S Viola CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON . . . . . . . . . Adam/Ensemble, U/S Ned Alleyn/Lambert/Catling/Ensemble * BRIAN HATCH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Burbage/Ensemble, U/S Will * TINASHE KAJESE-BOLDEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Queen Elizabeth/Molly/Ensemble * CHRIS KAYSER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fennyman/Ensemble * TESS MALIS KINCAID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nurse/Ensemble * JOE KNEZEVICH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wessex/Ensemble * BETHANY ANNE LIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Viola MEREDITH MYERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mistress Quickly/Ensemble, U/S Queen’s Attendant/Ensemble ALEXANDER OAKLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robin/Ensemble, U/S Adam/Ensemble GILLIAN RABIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Queen’s Attendant/Ensemble, U/S Kate/Mistress Quickly/Ensemble BENEDETTO ROBINSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nol/Ensemble STEPHEN RUFFIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sam/Ensemble ARMITAGE SHANKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henslowe/Ensemble * TRAVIS SMITH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ned Alleyn/Lambert/Catling/Musician NORMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spot UNDERSTUDIES RIAL ELLSWORTH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henslowe/Fennyman/Sir Robert/Boatman/Ralph/Wabash/Frees RACHEL FRAWLEY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Queen Elizabeth/Molly/Nurse/Ensemble MARCO SCHITTONE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Webster MARK SCHROEDER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Musician CHRIS SCHULZ. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wessex/Tilney/Ensemble JEFFREY ALLEN SNEED. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nol/Sam/Peter/Robin CLEVELAND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spot STAGE MANAGEMENT * BRET TORBECK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager * LIZ CAMPBELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager BRITNEY DeROSA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Apprentice

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PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE SCOTT E. DePOY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Music Director/Conductor EMILY KLEYPAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Assistant FOR THIS PRODUCTION NICOLE CLOCKEL, SHELBY MILLS, KATY MUNROE, NIKI TRAXLER. . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe HAUZIA CONYERS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Design Assistant LINDSEY EWING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wig Master GABBY IDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer EMMA LIPSITT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deck Sound VICTOR MOULEDOUX, WILLIE PALMER PARKS, HAYLEE SCOTT, VINCENT SIMONS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Operations HOLLY O’REAGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Mixer ALICIA QUIRK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dog Wrangler GILLIAN RABIN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Movement Captain BENEDETTO ROBINSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fight Captain LAUREN ROBINSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spotlight Operator SPECIAL THANKS TDF Costume Collection Our hosts at Oglethorpe University’s Conant Performing Arts Center

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profiles JEREMY AGGERS (Wabash/Frees/ Musician/Ensemble) is happy to return for his fifth show at the Alliance. Alliance credits: Edward Foote; Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Whipping Man; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Other local credits: Significant Other, Kimberly Akimbo, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Based on a Totally True Story (Actor’s Express); A Sander’s Family Christmas (Theatre in the Square); Bach at Leipzig, Hands on a Hardbody, Singles in Agriculture (Aurora Theatre). Jeremy has three albums under the Brash Music label and more than 180 audiobooks under “Jeremy Arthur” and other pseudonyms. Next up: Astoria at Portland Center Stage. Love and many thanks to Kristin. CHASE STEVEN ANDERSON (Tilney/Ensemble) is absolutely thrilled to make his Alliance debut! Recent stage credits: Death by Design (Stage Door Players); Of Mice & Men, Charlotte’s Web (Serenbe Playhouse); Love/Sick (Aurora). Film: Tyler Perry’s Too Close to Home (TLC), Nashville (ABC), Powers (PlayStation), Satisfaction (USA), Ride Along (Universal), Necessary Roughness (USA), One Tree Hill (CW), plus national commercials for Cheez-Its and Farm Rich. Look for him in the upcoming Warner Bros. comedy Bastards, reaching theaters in December. Chase lives in Atlanta and is proudly represented by Houghton Talent, Inc. B.F.A. acting/directing from Columbus State University. Love to family and friends! THOMAS AZAR (Will) is excited to mark his Alliance series debut. Credits include In the Next Room, Angels in America, Stones in His Pockets (The Warehouse Theatre); Hamlet, Women Beware Women (Shakespeare Theatre/ ACA); Yellow Face (TheatreWorks); Romeo & Juliet, Richard III (California Shakespeare Theater); The Confession (Alliance/Kendeda New Works Festival); Film: In a Room at the Edge of Infinity. Web: “The First Five Years.” M.F.A. Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for classical acting at George Washington University. With love to Maegan, Tristan and Benjamin. ThomasAzar.net CALEB BAUMANN (Webster) is ecstatic to be part of this incredible Alliance cast! Theater credits: A Christmas Carol (Alliance); A Wrinkle in Time, Around Atlanta on $80 (Alliance Theatre Youth Players); The Lion King Jr. (Legacy Theatre). When not performing, Caleb enjoys playing trumpet, filmmaking, swimming, bike riding 22 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

and hanging out. He thanks his friends and family as well as his wonderful teachers at Alliance Theatre, Legacy Theatre and Flat Rock Middle School for their love and support. Special thanks to Richard Garner and Jody Feldman for this amazing opportunity! SCOTT E. DePOY (Musician, Assistant Music Director/Conductor) is delighted to work on this show with a cast and crew that are truly inspirational. He has composed and performed music for the Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Kaiser Permanente and many others. Theater: Edward Foote, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Cinderella and Fella (Alliance); Almost Heaven, Ring of Fire, Swell Party (GET); Smoke on the Mountain trilogy (Theatre in the Square, Atlanta Lyric Theatre). Television: “Bloodlands” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Scott also sang on the soundtrack for the movie Cold Mountain and at the Academy Awards with Elvis Costello and Alison Krauss. BARRETT DOYLE (Peter/Ensemble, U/S Burbage/Marlowe/Ensemble) is an Atlanta-based theater and film actor, scenic designer and visual artist. Barrett has performed with Actor’s Express, Aurora Theatre, Essential Theatre Festival, Georgia Shakespeare, Out of Box Theatre, Pinch ’n’ Ouch, Théâtre du Rêve, the Weird Sisters Theatre Project and Working Title Playwrights. He’s a founding member of Catalyst Arts Atlanta, a multidisciplinary arts group focused on producing artistic works that engage Atlanta’s diverse civic, social and artistic communities. Graduate of Savannah College of Art & Design and Actor’s Express Professional Acting Internship. Honored to make his Alliance debut back onstage at the Conant with this incredible cast and show! ALLAN EDWARDS (Sir Robert/ Boatman/Ralph/Ensemble) is thrilled to make his Alliance debut. Recent credits: The City of Conversation, Grand Concourse and Waffle Palace at Horizon Theatre; One Man, Two Guvnors; King Lear; Antony and Cleopatra and Hamlet at Georgia Shakespeare; Anne Boleyn at Synchronicity; and A Walk in the Woods at Serenbe Playhouse, for which he won a Suzi Award for best actor. TV/film: “Ozark,” “Satisfaction,” “Vice Principals,” “Resurrection,” “Being Mary Jane,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Dawson’s Creek,” Killing Reagan, Hit a Lick. M.F.A. Acting University of Louisville. Proud member AEA and SAG/AFTRA.


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profiles THOMAS NEAL ANTWON GHANT (Marlowe/Ensemble) is delighted to once again perform with the Alliance Theatre. He is beyond excited to work with some of the best actors in the region, and friends as well. Recent: The Mountaintop (Aurora Theatre); Leland in Blues for an Alabama Sky (Alliance); and Henry in Race (True Colors, Suzi Bass Award winner). The thrill of performing and telling a story to an audience has fueled Neal in his career. He has no interest in changing that going forward. “I am blessed to be a part of this community of performers. Much of what I do is in reverence to that.” DEVON HALES (Kate/Queen’s Attendant/Ensemble, U/S Viola) is thrilled to be back with the Alliance. Atlanta credits: As You Like It; The Frog Prince; One Man, Two Guvnors (Georgia Shakespeare); Red Badge of Courage (7 Stages); Knuffle Bunny (Alliance, Suzi Bass Award winner); I and You (Aurora Theatre, Suzi nominee); Appropriate (Actor’s Express); and, most recently, The Dancing Handkerchief (Theatrical Outfit). TV: “Stan Against Evil” (IFC), “Swamp Murders,” “Your Worst Nightmare” (ID). Represented by Houghton Talent. Upcoming projects include Hand to God (Alliance) and Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Theatrical Outfit). Many thanks to Jody, Richard, Daniel, and to Mom: xxoo. CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON (Adam/Ensemble, U/S Ned Alleyn/ Lambert/Catling/Ensemble) is thrilled to make his Alliance mainstage debut. He was an understudy last year in The Temple Bombing. Christopher has performed regionally around the country at such theaters as Mixed Blood (Neighbors), Boston Court (Alcestes), the Independent Shakespeare Festival (Comedy of Errors) and the Live Arts Exchange (Beware.) He has a B.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts and can be seen most Thursdays at Whole World Improv Theatre. He is thankful for his family and friends for their continued support. BRIAN HATCH (Burbage/Ensemble, U/S Will) is overjoyed to return to Atlanta for his Alliance debut. Atlanta theater: Anne Boleyn at Synchronicity, Serial Blackface at Actor’s Express, Madeline’s Christmas at Horizon, R&J at Fabrefaction and Deathtrap at Georgia Ensemble, among others. TV/film/commercial: “House of Cards,” “Homicide Hunters,” “Walter Frisk Let’s Go,” Adult Swim, AT&T, Zaxby’s. Thanks to Richard, Jody and the 24 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Alliance staff for this incredible opportunity. Love to his Colorado family (Hatches), Atlanta family (Coynes), two furballs back in NYC (Toby and Little Stink) and his adventure buddy, Molly Coyne, who he gets to marry Oct. 8! TINASHE KAJESE-BOLDEN (Queen Elizabeth/Molly/Ensemble) Atlanta: Proof, Detroit ’67 (True Colors); Serial Black Face (Actor’s Express); Disgraced, Blues for an Alabama Sky (Alliance). Broadway: Coram Boy; off-Broadway: Bulrusher, In the Continuum, Richard III, Macbeth, Angela’s Mixed Tape. Regional: Fountain Theater, Los Angeles; Yale Rep; Center Theatre Group; Woolly Mammoth; Cincinnati Playhouse; Geva Theatre; Hangar Theatre; Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis. TV/film: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO), “Killing Reagan” (TV Film), “Outcast” (Cinemax), “Powers” (Sony), “Greenleaf” (OWN), “Born Again Virgin” (TV ONE), “Enlightened” (HBO), “Cold Case” (CBS); national commercials. Directing: Eclipsed (Synchronicity Theatre). For my 2 Kings who give me purpose and my incredible Keith who never stops believing! CHRIS KAYSER (Fennyman/ Ensemble) is an Atlanta native who spent 25 years as a resident artist with Georgia Shakespeare — in tents at the beginning, then with A/C and indoor plumbing at the Conant. This feels like getting the band back together. Working for the Alliance with Georgia Shakespeare undertones? I couldn’t be happier. TESS MALIS KINCAID (Nurse/ Ensemble) is very happy to be back at the Alliance. Past productions here include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, August: Osage County, Broke and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. She has also appeared at True Colors, Horizon, Aurora, Theatrical Outfit, Stage Door, Georgia Shakespeare (associate artist) and more. Regional: Arena Stage, Marin Theatre, People’s Light and others. Three-time recipient of the Suzi Bass Award for outstanding lead actress. Film/TV: “Greenleaf” (recurring), “The Haves and Have Nots,” “Devious Maids,” “Dead Silent,” Finding Steve McQueen and Sleepless. Tess is married to actor Mark Kincaid, and they have a beautiful daughter, Barbara. JOE KNEZEVICH (Wessex/Ensemble) is grateful to be back on the stage where he started his career and spent 16 seasons playing with Atlanta’s best artists. He was last seen here in Georgia


profiles Shakespeare’s One Man, Two Guvnors. Other GS highlights include Hamlet, Richard III, Much Ado, Noises Off, The Glass Menagerie and Metamorphoses. Alliance Theatre: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, August: Osage County, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. Theatrical Outfit: Storefront Church. True Colors: Smart People. Film and TV: American Made, Hidden Figures, The Change-Up, “Manhunt: Unabomber,” “The VicePrincipals,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “The Vampire Diaries.” BETHANY ANNE LIND (Viola) Alliance: Troubadour, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Edward Foote, August: Osage County, Carapace and 26 Miles. Regional credits: LaJolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Signature Theatre, North Carolina Shakespeare and Florida Stage. Atlanta: Our Town and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Kenny Leon’s True Colors); Glass Menagerie and Metamorphoses (Georgia Shakespeare); Aurora Theatre, Synchronicity, Horizon and others. Film: Flight, Crackerjack, Mean Girls 2. TV: Grace Young in “Ozark,” Betsy Shippen in “Turn,” “Stranger Things,” “The Walking Dead,” “Rectify,” “Army Wives,” “Drop Dead Diva” and a lead role in the upcoming “Lore.” Grateful 2017 LuntFontanne Fellow. bethanylind.com. For Rozzy. MEREDITH MYERS (Mistress Quickly/Ensemble, U/S Queen’s Attendant/Ensemble) is thrilled to take the stage for her first professional production with a company like the Alliance Theatre! She is working toward a B.A. in theater and English at Oglethorpe University, where recent credits include Arcadia, Proof, Hair, The Miser, Reefer Madness, Romeo & Juliet and Urinetown. Much love and thanks to friends and family for their continued support! ALEXANDER OAKLEY (Robin/ Ensemble, U/S Adam/Ensemble) is so excited to have the opportunity to work with the Alliance on his home stage at the Conant Performing Arts Center! A heavily involved theater student at Oglethorpe University, Alex’s recent credits include Arcadia, Richard III and Hair. He hopes you all enjoy the show, and wants to remind everyone to call their mothers and read more Shakespeare. GILLIAN RABIN (Queen’s Attendant/Ensemble, U/S Kate/Mistress Quickly/Ensemble, Movement Captain) is ecstatic to make her professional theater debut with the Alliance. Recent credits on the Oglethorpe University Conant

stage include Queen Margaret in Richard III, a tribe member in Hair, Thyona in Big Love, Calaih in Sisters of the Winter Madrigal and Mary Lane in Reefer Madness. Gillian is a 2015 Georgia Shakespeare theater scholar and expects to earn her B.A. in theater and communications by 2019. Unconditional love and gratitude to all of her friends and family for their constant support. BENEDETTO ROBINSON (Nol/ Ensemble, Fight Captain) is thrilled to work with the Alliance. Recent stage credits include four seasons of the nation’s longest-running Revolutionary War outdoor drama The Horn in the West (Southern Appalachian Historical Association), The Prince and the Pauper and A Christmas Carol (Hampstead Stage Company), Kathryn May’s Changing Tides (Magari Theatre). TV/film: “HomeSick,” “Dice Lords,” “Her Name Was Hope.” B.F.A. in acting from Elon University. Represented by The People Store. He wishes love to you all. STEPHEN RUFFIN (Sam/Ensemble) is honored to perform in his third Alliance show. Recent credits include Too Heavy for Your Pocket and Tell Me My Dream (Alliance); Beyond Reasonable Doubt: The Troy Davis Project (Synchronicity Theatre); Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse); A Christmas Carol and The Tempest (Hippodrome State Theatre). TV/film: “Sleepy Hollow,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul,” “Survivor’s Remorse.” Mad love to friends, my family and my honeybee. ARMITAGE SHANKS (Henslowe/ Ensemble) is tipsy with delight to make NO PHOTO his Alliance debut and all too happy to AVAILABLE assault the Conant stage once again with chums from his U.S. premiere in One Man, Two Guvnors (Georgia Shakespeare). Shanks holds the distinct honor of being the last actor standing to have appeared in Arthur Wallace’s Lucy Cycle at Brighton Rep — Heeere’s Lucy, Lucy’s Larceny, Lucy’s Lingerie, Ricky’s Revenge and ’Splainin to Do. On occasion, he appears under his nom de guerre R Garner, but please don’t mention that to the coppers. See you at the pub! TRAVIS SMITH (Ned Alleyn/ Lambert/Catling/Musician) Atlanta: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, The Tall Girls, Bull Durham (Alliance Theatre); Memphis, Bridges of Madison County (Aurora); As You Like It, Much ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 25


profiles Ado About Nothing, The Glass Menagerie (GA Shakespeare); Big Fish, Going With Jenny, Godspell, Lost Highway (Theatrical Outfit); Of Mice and Men, Hamlet the Musical, Hamlet (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse); Smoke on the Mountain, Sanders Christmas and Homecoming (Theater in the Square). Film/TV: Shotgun Stories, Ring of Fire, The Good Lie, “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC), “Necessary Roughness” (USA). North Carolina School of the Arts graduate. Thank you to my incredible wife for my favorite role as husband and father. RIAL ELLSWORTH (U/S Henslowe/ Fennyman/Sir Robert/Boatman/Ralph/ Wabash/Frees) is honored to be “at the ready” when needed. He was last at the Alliance as an understudy in August: Osage County. Favorite credits: The Crucible (Actor’s Express); Southern Comforts (Stage Door Players); Other Desert Cities (Out of Box); Proof (Merely Players); Philadelphia Here I Come (Aris); and, for something completely different, Die Mommie Die (Process Theatre). Rial is the resident sound designer at Stage Door Players. He thanks his wife, Kathy, for her love and support, and the team at St. Joe’s for the incredible work they do! RACHEL FRAWLEY (U/S Queen Elizabeth/Molly/Nurse/Ensemble) is thrilled to make her Alliance Theatre debut with this project. Favorite credits include Abigail in The Crucible (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse), Charlotte Corday in The Revolutionists (7 Stages) and Arugula in Space Girl (Weird Sisters Theatre Project). Current projects: Helena/Hermia in Shit-Faced Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. TV/film: Those Who Deserve to Die (post-production). Producer for the Weird Sisters Theatre Project. Love to family and friends. MARCO SCHITTONE (U/S Webster) is excited to be part of his third Alliance production. His theater work includes Tuck Everlasting (Thomas Tuck/ensemble) at the Alliance and on Broadway; A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim) at the Alliance; Les Miserables (Gavroche) at MJCCA. TV: the “Today Show” and “Sleepy Hollow.” Marco is in fifth grade in DeKalb County and is part of the Atlanta Boys Dance Troupe and a junior member of the Children Helping Children Foundation. He thanks his family for all their love and support.

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MARK SCHROEDER (U/S Musician) is happy to be back at the Alliance. Previous credits here: Cinderella and Fella, Goodnight Moon, Falsettos. Mark has been performing in metro Atlanta since 1991 and has worked at many professional theaters in town, including Actor’s Express (Hedwig and the Angry Inch); Georgia Ensemble (Pump Boys and Dinettes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Ring of Fire); Theatrical Outfit (Big River); and the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse (A Christmas Carol, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Of Mice and Men, As You Like It and many more). Thanks to Jody and everyone involved. CHRIS SCHULZ (U/S Wessex/Tilney/ Ensemble) is making his Alliance debut. Atlanta credits: Red Light Winter, The Dumb Waiter (Tribal Theatre Group); Prelude to a Kiss, Incorruptible (OnStage Atlanta); Much Ado About Nothing, All’s Well that Ends Well, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse) and others. Los Angeles: Proof (Core Theatre); Winter Light (Demon Theatre). Film: Down and Yonder with Cindicate Productions, to be released soon. B.A. in theater from the University of Southern California. This is water. JEFFREY ALLEN SNEED (U/S Nol/Sam/Peter/Robin) is delighted to work with the Alliance Theatre for the first time. Recent credits: The Laramie Project (Independent Artists’ Playhouse); The One and Only Ivan (Synchronicity Theatre); Honor the System, Good People (Out of Box); SISU is in the Heart (Fairport Harbor, Ohio, and Lapua, Finland). Jeffrey is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and was an apprentice at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Love always to Julia and my family. JeffreyAllenSneed.com NORMAN (Spot) has been a theater dog for nearly a decade, sitting in on rehearsals all over town with his stage manager mom. When not napping under directors’ tables or playing with actors, he enjoys tennis balls and Frisbees, mercilessly gutting squeakies and begging for treats. Follow him on Instagram @backstage_bichon 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.


profiles RICHARD GARNER (Director) is delighted to return to the Alliance Theatre and especially his former artistic home at the Conant Performing Arts Center. For the Alliance, he directed Eurydice on the Hertz Stage and Philip DePoy’s Foxglove for the Teen Ensemble. As co-founder and former producing artistic director at Georgia Shakespeare, his productions include Hamlet, Richard III, Metamorphoses, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Noises Off, The Odyssey: A Journey Home, Antigone a New Musical, Pericles and Titus Andronicus. Other recent projects: Anne Boleyn (Synchronicity Theatre), Hair (Oglethorpe University), The Light in the Piazza (Theatrical Outfit), Dracula (Gainesville Theatre Alliance), The Beaux Stratagem (West Virginia University) and Spring Awakening (University of Georgia). Richard has received Suzi Bass awards for directing and acting, is a regional finalist for the Zelda Fichandler Directing Award and received an honorary doctor of fine arts degree from Oglethorpe University. He is a graduate of Berry College and the American Conservatory Theatre. BRANDON BUSH (Music Director) has performed on Grammy Award-nominated and -winning releases by John Mayer, Sugarland and Shawn Mullins. As a member of the rock band Train, he toured the world indulging in his lifelong fantasy of performing a keyboard solo on a smoke-emitting Moog synthesizer. He recently served as musical director for the world premiere musical Troubadour at the Alliance. He tours as music director for his brother Kristian Bush, manages Atlanta-based Songs of the Architect, composes for visual media and hosts a drive-time radio show on Atlanta’s AM1690. ANGELA BALOGH CALIN (Set & Costume Designer) is excited to reunite with Richard in her Alliance Theatre debut. Angela is a Los Angeles-based costume and scenic designer with more than 100 productions in local and regional theaters to her credit. Recent credits: Two Degrees, The Nest and Shadowlands (Denver Center Theatre Company); The Monster Builder, Abundance and Peter and the Starcatcher (South Coast Rep); Noises Off (Chautauqua Theatre Company); Sense and Sensibility (Milwaukee Rep); and Man of La Mancha, The Imaginary Invalid and Romeo and Juliet (A Noise Within Theatre), where she’s a resident artist. Her work has been seen at the Old Globe, Pasadena Playhouse, Georgia Shakespeare, Antaeus Theatre and various other theaters in Los Angeles. Angela’s designs earned L.A. Drama Critics Circle, Ovation, Backstage and DramaLogue awards. She has designed costumes for 16 films in the United States and her native Romania. M.F.A. in set and costume design from the Academy of Arts “N. Grigorescu” in Bucharest, Romania.

KEN YUNKER (Lighting Designer) is the resident lighting designer at Sarasota Opera. 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 other nominations; Abbey artist of the year nomination; featured in Creative Loafing’s Best of Atlanta. 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 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. McCREE O’KELLEY (Choreographer) is an assistant professor of dance at Kennesaw State University. He trained at the School of American Ballet in New York and the North Carolina School of the Arts. His career as a professional dancer included performing with Atlanta Ballet, Metropolitan Opera Ballet and the Broadway national tour of Cats as Mr. Mistoffelees. As a choreographer, he has created works for the KSU Dance Company, Pacific Symphony, Ballet Spartanburg, Carolina Ballet, Dance Converse, Theater Converse, Center Stage and Workshop Theatre of South Carolina. In 2016 he was selected as one of four finalists for Ballet Arkansas’ choreographic competition, Visions. He holds a B.A. in dance from the University of South Carolina and an M.F.A. in dance from the University of CA, Irvine. ELISA CARLSON (Assistant Director/Dialect Coach) Directing: world premiere of Moxie (Alliance Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab/Theatrical Outfit); The Guys (Theatrical Outfit); The Nightingale Rose (Working Title/GTA); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Antigone, Much Ado About Nothing (Gainesville Theatre Alliance); Orestes (Guthrie Theater, B.F.A.); Love’s Labor’s Lost (Theater Emory). Dialect and text coaching: off-Broadway: The Mint and New ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 27


profiles Dramatists; multiple productions at the Alliance including The Temple Bombing, Harmony, Good People, Arcadia, Medea; multiple productions at the Guthrie including Disgraced, Major Barbara, M. Butterfly, Intimate Apparel and world premieres by Tony Kushner; Georgia Shakespeare (associate artist). Film coaching: Baby Driver; Selma; Southside With You; The Good Lie; Sweet Land. Acting: The Grapes of Wrath (Alliance); Ghost-Writer (Theater in the Square); Shadow Language (Guthrie); Richard II (Georgia Shakespeare); Candida (Actor’s Express). Theater professor at the University of North Georgia. SCOT J. MANN (Fight Choreographer) is an awardwinning and internationally recognized fight master and teacher through the Society of American Fight Directors and the British Academy of Stage and Screen Combat, and is a director of theater at Mercer University. He has choreographed, performed and coached theatrical violence in the United States, England and Germany with such companies as Steppenwolf, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Alliance Theatre and Georgia Shakespeare. Scot served as fight director for the world premiere of Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, written by Stephen King and John Mellencamp. He has also been a tactics choreographer and gun wrangler for film and television, and on-set swordmaster for the Bollywood epic Drona, filmed in Jaipur, India. Most recently, Scot co-choreographed the reopening of the multimillion-dollar attraction Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with his wife, Kelly. BRET TORBECK (Stage Manager) is honored to work with the cast and creative team of Shakespeare in Love. His Alliance credits include The Magic Negro, Troubadour, Courtenay’s Cabaret, 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 more than 25 years, he worked all over the country but is now enjoying exploring Atlanta. While based in Seattle, he was a guest faculty member at the University of Washington for five years. LIZ CAMPBELL (Assistant Stage Manager) Recent Alliance credits: The Dancing Granny; Cinderella and Fella; A Christmas Carol; Ugly Lies the Bone; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Tiger Style!; The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical; James and the Giant Peach; Shrek; Charlotte’s Web and Wizard of Oz. Local credits include Million Dollar Quartet, Dreamgirls, Peter Pan, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Ragtime and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); Dividing the Estate, It’s a Wonderful Life, Confederacy of Dunces and Big River (Theatrical Outfit). She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Niagara University. Member of Actors’ Equity Association. Love to Ali and Maggie. 28 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

JODY FELDMAN (Producer and 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. Jody is the Producer and Casting Director at the Alliance, where she started in 1991 as casting director. While at the Alliance, she has cast and produced more than 200 LORT B, D and TYA productions encompassing a wide range of world premieres including The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, What I Learned in Paris by Pearl Cleage, Broke by Janece Shaffer, In the Red and Brown Water by Tarell Alvin McCraney and more than 10 years of Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition-winning plays, 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 and Harmony, A New Musical. Jody is most proud of the thriving Alliance engagement activities and partnerships that recognize theatrical work as a catalyst for community conversation and connection. SUSAN V. BOOTH ( Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborations as well as commercial partnerships such as Tuck Everlasting; The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County; The Color Purple; Bring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away With Me; Sister Act: The Musical; Bring in ’ da Noise, Bring in ’ da Funk and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL. As a director, she has worked at such theaters as the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, 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. Like many American teenagers, my introduction to Shakespeare was in a high-school English class where I learned the plots and characters of the plays, but not much else. Fortunately, I had another class with a different teacher and learned that Shakespeare was funny (among other things) and that his work was something to embrace rather than merely endure. That is when I learned to love Shakespeare. Since then, I’ve read Shakespeare’s plays (and sonnets) many times over, each time discovering something new about the texts and their meanings, always gaining a greater appreciation for the author’s genius but never really considering the author himself. If we accept that authors write best about things they know, wouldn’t that necessarily mean that the Bard had known real, passionate, heartbreaking love? What I discovered from Shakespeare in Love is that William Shakespeare was a living, breathing man, and it’s possible not only to love Shakespeare, but to be IN love with Shakespeare. 

— Lauren Kiefer Alliance Theatre Board Member

synopsis Setting: 1590s London The playwright Will Shakespeare, fresh off the success of The Two Gentlemen of Verona, has writer’s block. With the deadline for his new play fast approaching, he’s in desperate need of inspiration – until he finds his muse, Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write a masterpiece.

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about the alliance theatre The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds onstage 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, the 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 exemplary artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 100 original productions, professionally launching important American musicals with a strong track record of Broadway, touring and subsequent productions, including the Tony Award winners The Color Purple, based on the Alice Walker novel; Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice; and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Recent musical premieres include 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, Tuck Everlasting, Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story, The Prom and, most recently, Janece Shaffer and Kristian Bush’s Troubadour. The Alliance also creates and nurtures the careers of emerging writers through the Alliance/ Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, producing the world premiere for the competition winner as part of the regular season. The Alliance is deeply committed to Atlanta artists, showcasing locally based artists on a nationally watched stage, and sustaining Atlanta’s artistic community through the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, providing developmental support and production resources for an annual roster of locally sourced performance projects. 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 80,000 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 Theatre Institute equips classroom teachers with theatrical techniques that link directly to school curriculum and have been empirically proven to improve student learning. MISSION Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. VISION The Alliance is a beacon of leadership for the national field, while remaining deeply rooted in and reflective of our local Atlanta community. VALUES We believe that acknowledging and embracing differences in identity is essential to a dynamic cultural conversation. This is why we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our organization and programming.

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board of directors officers

Co-Chairs Anne Kaiser Hala Moddelmog Immediate Past Chair Reade Fahs 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 Laura Brightwell Megan Burton Peter Carter Jeffrey S. Cashdan Steve Chaddick* Tena Clark Leigh Ann Costley Allison Dukes Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs* Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman Richard Goerss* Pat Gunning Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter* Erika James Sam Johnson Anne Kaiser*

John Keller Lauren Kiefer* Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Alan McKeon* Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog* Phil Moise* Jane Morgan^ Maureen Morrison Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli 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 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*

Andrew Agan Joel Alvarado Chris Appleton Maurice Baker Shana Basnight Heidi Boykin Tarsha Whitaker Calloway Madison Cario Nisha Choksi Ezra Cohen Emily Decker Makeba Dixon-Hill Angela Edmond Dale A. Ferguson Ashby Fox Patsy Garrett Matt Geller Karen Gentry Sarah Frances Giovino Henry Gonzalez Hari Gopal Arlene Warshaw Gould September Gray Lauren Linder Grunberg Kimberley Joiner Hale Elizabeth Hall Nancy Halwig Janet Stovall Harrell Karl Jennings Michael Kaluzny Gloria Kantor Rachelle Kuramoto Mark Lee Carolina Margarella Santiago Marquez Ryland McClendon Darryal McCullough Carol Meadows Marjorie Mitchell Dedi Mohr Michelle Morgan

Valerie Mosley Debbie Neese Joan Netzel Gail O’Neill Michael Parver Hetal Patel Kathy Portnoy Jason Rhodes Robyn Roberts Jennifer Schwartz Jibran Shermohammed Robert D. Simmermon Nicola Smith Jennifer L. Streeter Mark E. Swinton Chuck Taylor Natasha Trethewey Alexandra Tucci Nse Ufot Roxanne Varzi Diletha Waldon Charmaine Ward Amanda Watkins Ellen Adair Wyche * Executive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio

volunteer leadership

President, STARS Jane Morgan Chairman, Theater Advocates Andjela Kessler 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 Foundation

The Kendeda Fund The Shubert Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc. The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Turner

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

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 Natural Gas Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. The Rich Foundation The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation

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

DS Services Georgia Council for the Arts Georgia-Pacific Corporation Georgia Power Hire Profile

Paymetric Rotary Education Foundation Thalia & Michael C. Carlos Foundation Frances Wood Wilson Foundation

William and Eva Fox Foundation John and Mary Franklin Foundation Jones Day King & Spalding The Kroger Company

National Distributing Company Northwestern Mutual Goodwin, Wright/ Northwestern Benefit Corporation of Georgia Theatre Communications Group Theatre Forward

★★ $5,000+ Anonymous Aon Risk Solutions Cobb EMC Community Foundation DeepStream VR DocAuto

By attending our theatre, you have made a powerful statement about how important the arts are to you. With the 2017/18 Season, the Alliance Theatre turns 49. Help us celebrate the power of great theatre for 49 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 Alliance Series Sponsor The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, offering over 500 brands to people in more than 200 countries. Of our 21 billion-dollar brands, 19 are available in lower- or no-sugar options to help people moderate their consumption of added sugar. In addition to our namesake Coca-Cola drinks, some of our leading brands around the world include: AdeS soy-based beverages, Ayataka green tea, Dasani waters, Del Valle juices and nectars, Fanta, Georgia coffee, Gold Peak teas and coffees, Honest Tea, Minute Maid juices, Powerade sports drinks, Simply juices, smartwater, Sprite, vitaminwater, and Zico coconut water. At Coca-Cola, we’re serious about making positive contributions to the world. That starts with reducing sugar in our drinks and continuing to introduce new ones with added benefits. It also means continuously working to reduce our environmental impact, creating rewarding careers for our associates and bringing economic opportunity wherever we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we employ more than 700,000 people around the world. For more information, visit our digital magazine Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com. Cast and company flowers sponsored by

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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 2016/17 season from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. $100,000+ SKK Foundation $50,000+ Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith $25,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Katie & Reade Fahs David & Carolyn Gould Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky Patty & Doug Reid Sally G. Tomlinson $15,000+ Ms. Kristin Adams Mr. & Mrs. Ali Azadi Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Stephanie Blank Laura Brightwell Ann & Jeff Cramer Ellen & Howard Feinsand Doris & Matthew Geller Anne & Mark Kaiser Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Jane & Hicks Lanier Phil & Caroline Moïse Bob & Margaret Reiser Linda & Steve Selig; Kathy & Steve Kuranoff Mr. & Mrs. E. Kendrick Smith Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles* & Delores Stephens Benny & Roxanne Varzi Paul Wrights $10,000+ The Balloun Family The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Megan Burton Mr. & Mrs. Peter Carter Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cashdan Anonymous Ms. Tena Clark & Ms. Michelle LeClair LeighAnn & Chad Costley Mr. & Mrs. William Dukes Marsha & Richard Goerss Mr. Patrick J. Gunning Virginia Hepner & Malcolm Barnes Doug & Lila Hertz Jocelyn J. Hunter John C. Keller David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Hala & Steve Moddelmog Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Stephen & Marjorie Osheroff L. Paul Pendergrass Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji Dan & Garnet Reardon Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Dr. & Mrs. Matt Richburg Waffle House Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Mark & Linda Silberman

Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sizemore Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Karen & John Spiegel Tim & Maria Tassopoulous Rosemarie & David Thurston Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Susan & Tom Wardell Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Ramona & Ben White Suzy Wilner Mr. & Mrs. Monte Wilson Joni Winston Woodruff Arts Center President’s Fund Amy & Todd Zeldin $7,500+ Linda & Gene Davidson Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Freeman Lynne & Steve Steindel Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Frank Buonanotte $5,000+ William & Margarita Sleeper Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal James Anderson Dori & Jack Miller Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Ms. Kathy Waller & Mr. Kenny Goggins Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong Diane Durgin Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Kitty & Ezra Cohen Anna & Hays Mershon Eve Eckardt Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Trust Dr. Marvin Goldstein Hedgewood Realty Erin & John Heyman Mrs. Erika James David L. Kuniansky Mr. Thomas Pinckney Walter W. Mitchell & Marci Schmerler Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Sandeep Soni Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Ms. Blitch Ann Bird Russell B. Still In honor of Carol Jones $2,500+ Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Theodore & Andrea Altholz Ellen Arnovitz John & Lynn Ayers Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Karen Beardslee & Susie McGinnis Candace & Jeff Bell Ariana L. Hargrave Shirley Blaine Ms. Christina Bortz Anonymous Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Frank & Mary Anne Chew Mark & Ruth Coan

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Susan & Ed Croft Ann & Jim Curry Marcia & John Donnell Eierman Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Norman Elliott John & Cindy Ethridge Diane & Daryl Evans Mr. & Mrs. John D. Fuller J. Alston Gardner Ms. Patricia C. Garrett Heidi & David Geller John Vaught & Karen Gentry Mr. Henry Gonzalez & Mrs. Bebe Kokab Mr. & Mrs. Laurence O. Gray Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts Mrs. Carrie G. Hall Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Dr. Wendy Heckelman Henry & EttaRae Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Linda & Richard Hubert Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Jason & Laurie Jeffay Mr. & Mrs. Lee Jenkins Mr. & Mrs. John Lee Leslie D. Leigh M.D. Kristie L. Madara Jeffrey & Cynthia McCreary Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Ms. Nancy S. Millett Dedi & Julian Mohr Mrs. Lesley R. Morgan Mr. Michael Morgan June M. Morrison Dr. Phillip Parham & Ms. Carin Williams Susan & David Peterson Sam & Barbara Pettway Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Helen M. Regenstein Sharon & David Schachter Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Sonny & Jeanne Seals Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Charlotte & Tom Shields Karen & Alex Stickney Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Kathy & Ron Tomajko Cynthia Widner Wall & James A. Wall Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Wiley, Jr. John & Kathy Zamer $1,500+ Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Diane & Kent Alexander Elaine & Miles Alexander Dr. Rhona S. Applebaum & Mr. Mark Peabody Mary Allen Arnold Elizabeth & John Bacon Lisa & Joe Bankoff Mr. Gregg D. Bedol Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Sara & Alex Brown Aubrey & Carol Bush Susan & Tom Callaway Candace Carson Dr. & Mrs. S. Wright Caughman Melodie H. Clayton

Rita & Ralph Connell Brad & Sally Currey Bill Damaschke George & Bonnie Daneker Ralph & Ree Edwards Mr. & Mrs. Tim Eyerly Michael & Jody Feldman Andrew & Wendie Fisher Viki & Paul Freeman Linda M. Garrett Ms. Amy Gerome-Acuff & Mr. Daniel Acuff Karen & Andrew Ghertner Mr. & Mrs. Judson Graves Melinda Cooper Holladay & Phil Holladay Stephen & Taylor Horne Dr. Joyce F. Houser Mr. & Mrs. Richard T. Howerton III Mark Keiser Dr. William A. Kiser Brian & Carrie Kurlander Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Jim & Jo McLean The Zaban Foundation Janice & Tom Munsterman Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Mr. & Mrs. Chau Nguyen Peg Petersen Erin Quinn Ratonyi Family Philanthropic Fund Rebecca & John Reeves Dr. Susan Rifkin & Mr. David Rifkin Mr. Steve A. Robinson Peter & Alice Rogers Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Michael Salyards Mr. Scott Seydel & Mrs. Pat Mitchell-Seydel Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Dr. & Mrs. Robert Simmermon Jim & Janie Stratigos Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Ms. Natasha Trethewey Mr. & Mrs. Ted Verren Ms. Avril Vignos Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Wheeler Sue S. Williams $1,000+ Dennis T. Blackmon Dean & Tarsha W. Calloway Dr. Mary S. Campbell David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin John D. Copeland Phil Delanty Christopher & Sonnet Edmonds Kathryn T. Farley, PhD Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Warren M. Gump Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Dawn & Jack Hereth Carsten Hilker John Hopkins Kay H. & Burke C. Jones Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Gert Kampfer Marium Khalid Cecil Winn & Edmond Laird Raymond & Penelope McPhee Stacia Minton


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 2016/17 season from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. Ms. Susan L Nardelli Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Patricia Northcutt Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman Roger & Lynn Ritvo in honor of Ken McNeil Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. George Russell Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Jane E. Shivers The Shockley Family Judith & Mark Taylor Mrs. & Mr. Velma C. Tilley Lorre L. Trytten Ttee Penn & Sally Wells Adrienne Whitehead Melody Wilder Wilson & David Wilson Ms. Amy Winokur Lynne Winship William & Nancy Yang $750+ Ms. Donna C. Bowman Mr. & Mrs. Alan S. Bremer Mr. Stewart Comrie Richard & Linda Davis Elizabeth Etoll Louise S. Gunn Rachelle Kuramoto Mrs. Nicole Lewis William L. Lundy, Jr. Ms. Theresa McCabe Jane Morgan Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Russo Ms. Amanda Watkins Barbara A. White Ms. Kristen Wood Burke & Mr. Adam Burke $500+ Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Bailey Mr. George T. Baker Dr. Deborah Baumgarten Betty Blondeau-Russell Dr. & Mrs. Ted Brand Thomas Brown Family Charity Ronald L. Budde Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Catalfano Sidney & Don Childress Mr. James Clements Julianne Cohn Mr. & Mrs. Richard Colby Colonna Family Mr. & Mrs. Charles Conover Rosalie & Max Cooper B.J. Erb, M.D. & Bruce I. Crabtree III Ms. Lurline Craig-Burke Lisa Cremin & Bruce Harlan Jeanne S. Pudenz Deborah J. & Peter A. Magowan Foundation, Inc. Julian Dejuan Gary Dresser Mr. & Mrs. Barry Elson Leonard Epley Mrs. Eleanor H. Finley Ms. Catherine Fletcher Mr. & Mrs. Edward T.M. Garland Matty L. Garrett Dan & Susan Graveline

Nancy & J. Michael Halwig MD Tyson Harper Mr. Lucas Hathaway JD & Teresa Hatten Mr. & Mrs. David E. Homrich JDI Fund Angela Karwoski Suzanne & Thad King Lucy Kinnaird Carol & Paul Kurtz Ellen & Jeff Lemming Michael Lipsitt Mr. Jon M. Margolis & Ms. Emily C. Sanders Mr. & Mrs. Charles Moseley Dennis & Debra Murphy Debbie & Lon Neese Mr. Mark A. Pallansch John & Helen Parker Jana Stein-Payan Mike Peck Dr. Cecil Reeves & Mr. Alonzo Daniel, Jr. Deborah Chasin & Dennis Renyi Carol Riggs Gloria J. Rodgers Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Rothberg Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Ms. Sally Sears Christina Shalley & Dave Shallenbeger Mindy Shoulberg Philip Slaughter Brenda J. Smith Anonymous Mrs. C. Preston Stephens Johnie L. Teague Mr. Richard Thomas Celia Till Robert Todd Leanne Van Dyk Mark & Dara Wassersug Anonymous John Williamson Anonymous Sherry & Donn Wright Anonymous $250+ Alfred G. & Sarah H. Adams Howell E. Adams Jr. & Madeline Adams Carol Agee Judith & Aaron Alembik Peter & Sheila Anderson Michele & Claudia Aquino Dr. Evelyn R. Babey Darlene Badger Dr. Gordon Baker Mr. Travis Barrs Mr. Anthony Nastri Ms. Mary Bergh Dr. Annette Bernard Jay Bernath Mr. Tom Blakely Judith Lyon & Ron Bloom Nancy & Jeffrey Bramlett Bonny Breuer Dr. Harold J. Brody Kathryn Roed Bronstein Mr. & Mrs. David M. Brookes LeRoy & Polly Brownlee Carol Cook Bryant Mr. Paul Bumblauskas

Cheryl Bumpus O. Penelope Burruss Rosalyn & Stephen Bush Mr. & Mrs. Joel A. Butler Mr. & Mrs. Mark F. Butler Mr. Lawrence Bynum Paxton Caldwell Mr. & Mrs. Calhoun Joseph Cantwell Mrs. Mysti Cenkner Mr. William T. Clewell Mr. & Mrs. Peter Cobb Mrs. Jan W. Collins Kenneth Collins Mr. & Mrs. Greg D. Cook Jean & Jerry Cooper Ms. Kim Cooper Mr. & Mrs. James B. Crew, Jr. Gray & Marge Crouse Anonymous Shelley Danzy Cathy M. Darland Celeste Davis Mr. & Mrs. Roderick Dawson Emily Decker Dehaan Michael & Mary Ann Denny Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Dickerson Mary Grace Diehl & Michael Jablonski Stephanie DiLorio Ray Dingledine Michael Douglas Mr. & Mrs. Philip A. Dreger Mr. & Mrs. Scott K. DuBois Mr. & Mrs. Brian Dyson Ms. Lee Ebeling Mr. & Mrs. Robert G. Edge Ariana Feiner John & Cam Fenton Angeline Fife Mr. Edmond G. Fisher Louise B. Franklin Marla Jane Franks, MD Mr. Henry Frazier Kamieka Gabriel Shelley & Bruce Gaynes Ed Gentle Mr. & Ms. John Gilbert Jon & Suzanne Glenn Martin & Doris Goldstein Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Gragnolati Stephen B. Graham Mary C. Gramling Anonymous Juliet M Hall Mr. & Mrs. Howard I. Halpern Lynne & Jack Halpern Mr. Alfred Hanner Anonymous Kathy Hart Mrs. Kristin Hathaway Hansen & Mr. Norman Hansen Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth L. Hermann Alice Hood Mitchell & Pam Hughes Barry & Sylvia Hyman Alexander Johnson Allison Johnson Ann & Ben Johnson Eric & Carol Johnson Mr. Winfred Jones

Drs. Sharon Neulinger & Richard Kaplan Mr. & Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich Ms. Carolina Klint Matthew Knopf Mr. & Mrs. Edward Koffsky Elaine LaLonde Katie Lefebvre Michael Leonard J. Bancroft Lesesne In honor of Billy Levine S. Jarvin Levison Faith & Howard Levy Linda Lewin Constance & Dale Lewis Mr. Robert M. Lewis, Jr. Brenda & Mark Lichtenstein M.C. Lindsay Blake Lindsey Weihua Liu Kenneth & Molly Lynch Sarah Macknik Mr. & Mrs. Mark Maimone Anonymous Anonymous Tod & Shaun Martin Sonya Matchan ANONYMOUS Eileen McClay William McGee Birgit & David McQueen Geoffrey & Betsy Meacham William Merrigan Snapdragon Design Eloise B. Mills Dr. & Mrs. R. Stephen Morgan Chris & Brittany Moses Clair & Thomas Muller Kathleen Murphy Margaret H. Murphy Ms. Renee Najour-Payne Ms. Darlene Nazaire Stuart & Fiona Norris Deanna Nowell Mrs. Donna Nunn Mr. & Mrs. Galen Oelkers Peter Ohanlon Mr. & Mrs. Peter O’Hanlon Mr. & Ms. Dan O’Hara David Page Leonard Pallats Mr. Mark A. Parison & Mr. Robert D. Woodman Scott Pearson Dr. Jesse R. Peel, M.D. Sophia Brothers Peterman Lori & Jonathan Peterson Joan Policastro Judith Reece Mr. Garland Reid Mr. & Mrs. Ted J. Rikard Mr. Diff Ritchie & Mrs. Georgia Schley Ritchie Stephanie Robinson Lin Rogers James H. Rollins & Jillian S. Kaechele Physical Therapy Pros LLC Jane & Rein Saral Mr. & Mrs. Andy Sayles Debbie Schultz Mr. Semon Sue Shaffer Dr. Susan E. Shapiro

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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 2016/17 season from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017. Ricardo Simon David & Virginia Sjoquist Victoria Sloan Mr. & Mrs. Chuck Smith Fred B. Smith Mr. & Mrs. David Souerwine Chirs & Allyson Speaks Tony Spurlin Barry Spurlock Elizabeth Stafford Mrs. Charlita R. Stephens-Walker Helaine & Richard Sugarman Dr. & Mrs. Michael Szikman Faye Tate Arlene & David Taylor Lanie Taylor & Evan Pontz Robert Thompson & John Stegall Mr. & Mrs. William H. Townsend Wanda & Robert Truesdale John & Bunny Underwood Mr. & Mrs. Jerel Verner Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona Mr. Tom Warner & Mrs. Vicki Warner Caitlin Way Brooke Weinmann In Honor of Winston Weinmann Greg & Teresa Wellborn Jack Wexler Tom Williams Mr. Jorn Winter Kareem Yearwood Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Young Dr. & Mrs. Feroze A. Yusufji $150+ Mr. & Mrs. William A. Allison Kim Amato Mr. Brandon Anderson Kim & Tom Aschmeyer James Ball Ms. Mary E. Barbara Anonymous Heather Belman Matthew Bernstein Tracy Berry Thomas & Wendy Betenia Joseph & Lisa Blanco Mr. & Mrs. Greg Blount Jennifer Bodner Ms. Janet Bogle Claire Broadwell Merv & Schan Brown Ms. Katherine Buck Jeff Burnham Mack & Linda Butler Anonymous Leslie Cannon Carey Caudle Gardner & Peggy Chambliss Mr. Jon Christensen

Courtney L. Christiansen Dr. Kimberly Christmas Helena Cochran-Jones Bill & Jennifer Combs Janeen Cook Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence R. Cowart Ric Cross Mr. & Mrs. Peter L. Dahl Glenda G. Davis Carol Comstock & Jim Davis Anonymous Mr. & Mrs. Joseph T. Davis Stephanie Dennard Dr. & Ms. Ivan D. Diamond Karen A. Diehl Discovery Point #43 Thomas Doran Ms. Andrea Dresdner Ms. Jessica Drewry Cydnee & Rob McDubrof Mitch & Jane Durham Mrs. Nancy Elsas Mr. Sean Erwin Mr. Richard Evans Mr. & Mrs. Faulkenberry Laurence Fennelly Devon Ferguson Ms. Joann Fifield Mr. Ulysses Fisher Shan Franklin Joel & Donna Freedman Homer S. French Lance Gatlin Alexander Gdalevich Sander & Marina Gilman Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Gilner Mr. Richard Gluck Judith & Robert Golomb Patsy Goolsby Libby Johnson & Nat Gozansky Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Greenbaum Lou Grill David Guy Bruce & Alison Hagen Ronald L. Harris & Jacqueline Pownall Sarah Hawbecker & William Fuller Bergen Haworth Carole Hays Ms. Karen A. Hegtvedt & Mr. Patrick Flinn Dr. Michael D. Hellstrom Mary Margaret Hendrix Mr. & Mrs. Michael Heninger Vonda K. Hester Mr. & Mrs. Steven J. Heyer Mark Hobson Scott Johnson & Lisha Hocking Terry Hong Michelle Hylton Dr. Gary K. Iskol Rebecca Jarvis Betty Jeter

Duane Johnson Mr. Wendell L. Johnson Anjo Jones Mavis Kalmback Mr. Barnabas Kane Daniel Kang Mr. & Mrs. Mark Kershteyn Hank & Barbara Kimmel Mr. & Mrs. Loren Koch Mr. Richard Lee Ella Leeth Torance & Kiersten Lesane Thomas C. Leslie Robert Leveille Allan & Vivian Levine Jan Lewis & Reeve Underwood Mr. Joel Lobel & Ms. Debbie A. Smith Richard Long & Sheri Easton-Long Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Longman Ms. Carolanne Lott Rita & Bill Loventhal Eunice A. Luke Mr. Alfred Lurey Jo Ann Mahar Mr. Dawan Malik & Ms. RaeVaughn Lucas Ms. Natalie Malin-Davis & Ms. Sasha Davis Mr. & Mrs. Christopher W. Marinac Ms. Dianne Matthews Colin McBurnette Terry & Elaine McClean Mr. & Mrs. John McGee Monica McNeeley Ms. Jessica Mecklenburg Drew Meyer Shelley Milakofsky Dianna Milhollin Anonymous Ms. B. E. Minga & Mr. Walter Smith Ms. Diane Moldenhauer Andrew & Katharine Montgomery Ms. Jocelyn Montgomery Nancy J. Moore Vicki & Steve Morris Mr. James Morton Joel Neuman Ms. Patricia Parrish Edmund & Ann Pearce Sandra Player Dr. James L. Powell Ms. Paige T. Pratt & Mr. Bruce Stambler Brenda Pruitt Mr. Bill Ransom & Ms. Donna M. Woodruff Alan Reeves Susan H. Reinach Jean Rich Douglas & Reginia Riffey Jose Rivera Brian & Lynn Roberts Mr. & Mrs. William Roberts Darkenia Rogers

Dale Royal Roger Rudow Mr. & Mrs. Roger Rupnow Fred & Carol Salmons Carol Seay Ms. Cindy Seel Stanley & Georgia Segal Deena Serafin Bishop Daniel Shapiro & Dr. Nadine Becker Eve Shulmister Claudine Simmons Dara Simmons Lewissa Singleton Sheree Slaughter Aaron Smith Amy Smith Lisa Marie Smith Will Smith Mr. George Soba Ms. Lucy Soto Ms. Adelaide Spang Thom, Lori & Sydney Stanley Amy Steelman Chase Stephens Mr. David Stewart Anonymous Mr. Sean P. Sullivan & Dr. Alicia A. Diaz Patricia & James Sykes Joseph Szala Donald Thompson Ms Sue Thore Mr. & Mrs. Dave Tolman Ms. Toni Trody Ms. Brenda Turner Debra Turner Ms. Stephanie Van Parys & Mr. Robert A. Cleveland Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Kim Boldthen & Carolyn Wheeler Hala White Ed & Connie Whittington Ms. Janice Wilbanks Ms. Freda Wilkins Mr. & Mrs. Richard Williams Alfred Wilson L. Lamar Wilson Mr. & Mrs. Steven Yarmowich Tim & Mary Yoder

Special support for Shakespeare in Love provided by Joselyn and Bobby Baker Jay Bernath Lauren and David Kiefer

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Margaret and Bob Reiser Shayla and Chip Rumely Jane and David Turner

* Deceased


annual fund 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 Jay Bernath Jessica Boatright Susan V. Booth Scott Bowne Kristen Buckley Jamie Clements Kat Conley Patrick Conley Megan DeWitt Smith Christina Dresser Jody Feldman Collins Goss Kristin Hathaway Hansen Danielle Hicks Jim Hubbert

Rachel Jones Max Leventhal Kyle Longwell Liz Lyons Leora Morris Suzanne Morris Christopher Moses Margo Moskowitz Victor Mouledoux Janine Musholt Patrick Myers Rosemary Newcott J. Noble Johnnie Oliver Courtney O’Neill Elisia’ Parker

Willie Palmer Parks Thomas Pinckney Rebecca Pogue Mike Schleifer Amy Schwartz Brian Shively Vincent Simons Matthew Tanner Laura Thruston Bret Torbeck Brenda Turner Caitlin Way Cindy Lou Who Jackie Williams Jennifer Williford Michael Winn

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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, Individual Giving 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 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 43 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

$1 MILLION+

RHONDA AND DAN CATHY

WALTER CLAY HILL & FAMILY FOUNDATION A FRIEND OF THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

$500,000+

Bank of America Mr. and Mrs. C. Merrell Calhoun

Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. The Home Depot Foundation Invesco Ltd. Sarah and Jim Kennedy

The Marcus Foundation, Inc. The Sara Giles Moore Foundation

$400,000+ Abraham J. & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Douglas J. Hertz Family Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr.

$300,000+ PNC The Rich Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc.

$250,000+ The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori

Deloitte, its Partners & Employees King & Spalding, Partners & Employees KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees Contributions Made: June 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017

A FRIEND OF THE WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER

SunTrust Teammates

SunTrust Foundation SunTrust Trusteed Foundations: Harriet McDaniel Marshall Trust Walter H. and Marjory M. Rich Memorial Fund Thomas Guy Woolford Charitable Trust

WellsFargo The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

Estate of Andrew Musselman PwC, Partners & Employees Tull Charitable Foundation

Turner

UPS Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

Victoria and Howard Palefsky Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Patty and Doug Reid Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Dinkova Kenny Leon Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ibi Owolabi Spelman Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Lawrence Spelman Interns . . . . . . . La’Candis Brown, Alexandra Roberson, Eniola Sodeke Reiser Lab Artists . . . . Melissa Foulger, Keith Franklin, Hank Kimmel, Eric Little, Daphne Mintz, Lee Osorio, Angela Farr Schiller Tisha Whitaker, Anthony White, Rodney Williams

Properties Properties Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Liz Lyons Master Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzanne Cooper Morris Props Artisan . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich, Kathryn Muse, Kimberly Townsend Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Shop Foreman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Lead Welder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Lyons Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, Cassie Garner, Marlon Wilson Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy Brooks

Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Jarvis Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victor W. Smith Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz Associate Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Moskowitz Stage Management Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bret Torbeck Costumes Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell, lark hackshaw, Kara Procell, Jayson T. Waddell, R. Lamar Williams Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew Costume Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jordan Jaked Carrier Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . Skylar Burks, Britney DeRosa, Allison Kelly Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diana L. Thomas Stitchers/1st Hands . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Stage Operations Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler Assistant Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Simons Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steven Love Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabby Ide, Steve Jordan, Lauren Robinson Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott EDUCATION Dan Reardon Director of Education Teaching Artists (cont’d) . . . . . Neeley Gossett, Al Hamacher, Robert Hindsman, & Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christopher Moses Mira Hirsch, Catherine Dee Holly, Elizabeth Horn, BJ Hughes, Jenna Jackson, Administrative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Jones Rachel Jones, Carole Kaboya, Ameenah Kaplan, Ashe Kazanjian, Adam King, David Kote, LeeAnna Lambert, Clayton Landey, Bethany Lind Mendenhall, Database & Content Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Christina Dresser Nicole Livieratos, Amy Lucas, Barry Stewart Mann, Cara Mantella, Gloria Martin, Family Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Aston Bosworth Early Childhood Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Buckley Mari Martinez, Patrick McColery, Bryan Mercer, Karin Mervis, Sarah Newby Halicks, Rosemary Newcott, Donal Noonan, Lee Nowell, Teundras Oaks, Teen & Adult Programs Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wallis Mary Emily O’Bradovich, Lee Osorio, Brooke Owens, Jeremiah Parker Hobbs, Institute Program Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rebecca Pogue Tafee Patterson, Kelsey Poole, J.L. Reed, Gabriella Rosado, Julissa Sabino, Manager of Education Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Davis Viviana Sawyer, Linda Sherbert, David Sterritt, Jasmine Thomas, Education Customer Service Associates . . . . . . . . Nicole Kang, Tiffany Porter Chase Thomaston, Ebony Tucker, Mark Valdez, Jose Vasquez, Camp Coordinator & Family Programs Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle McGill Amanda Wansa Morgan, Rachel Wansker, Andrea Washington, Communications Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J. Noble Davia Weatherill, Caitlyn Weaver, Katy Whitson, Vallea Woodbur, Melissa Word Education Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Bunch Teaching Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Aguirre, Will Amato, Ricardo Aponte, Teen Ensemble Members . . . . . Austin Anderson, Gillian Baker, Laughton Berry, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Jared Brodie, Chelsea Brown, Danye Brown, Tyler Bey, Caroline Caden, Amiel Djoume, Kalonjee Gallimore, Travis Harper, Kati-Grace Brown, Lon Bumgarner, Kevin Bunch, Kirstin Calvert, Kara Cantrell, Hope Hawkins, Laila Henderson, Skylar Hensley, Jalexis James, Daisy Jinadu, Katie Causey, Greg Changnon, Hannah Chatham, Hannah Church, Steve Coulter Barbara Kincaid, Marshall Maby, Geordyn Marks, Taylor McKinney, Megan Cramer, Nakeisha Daniel, Ben Davis, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, William Milhouse, Jordan Powell, Adirah Robinson, Kellie Rodriquez, Phillip DePoy, Jorge Donoso, John Doyle, Rachael Endrizzi, Jessica Espinoza, Emmanuel Rojas, Monique Schloss, Stella Storino Hao Feng, Shelby Folks, Sharon Foote, Daryl Funn, Allison Gardner, MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Off-Site Season Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donya K. Washington Assistant Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emika Abe Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Manager of Information Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hubbert Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadeja Moton Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick Myers Administration/Education Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Collins Goss Development Managers, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . Megan DeWitt Smith, Julianne Gambert Development Coordinator, Board Relations & Special Events . . . Lindsay Ridgeway

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Marketing Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Boatright Brand Marketing Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holland Baird Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Content Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Patron Experience Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Brand Marketing Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Madden Digital Media Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Maley Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Group Services Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elisia’ Parker Sales & Revenue Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Pinckney Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Community Engagement Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Winn Lead House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Destiny Stancil Assistant House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Parker House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Ken McNeil, Brittany Smith, Sarah Wallis


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