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It is difficult to capture the exact moment we are living in while peering through the lens of history. And Sheltered playwright Alix Sobler is not the first Alliance/Kendeda winner to set a play in a period not our own. But rarely has a Kendeda piece tackling American history taken on such vibrant contemporary parallels. Sheltered takes place 79 years ago, in April and May of 1939. U.S. immigration policy faced rigorous criticism and examination in the face of the threat of war in Europe, not unlike the scrutiny those policies are receiving today. For Sobler, that parallel is the origin of and impetus for her play.

Sheltered is a tense, character-centered drama, a play set in two rooms where cheese puffs are eaten, friendships are examined and life-changing decisions are made. The domestic is dramatized alongside the epic. This well-written drama is directed by Kimberly Senior, who led Ayad Ahktar’s Disgraced from an Off-Loop theater in Chicago to Broadway. Sheltered likely will have you on the edge of your seats. Alix joins a list of Alliance/Kendeda winners whose impact as a group on American culture continues to grow. More than half of the winning plays have received further productions. Winners and finalists are writing for the theater, for Netflix, for network TV and for feature films. The warmth of Alliance audiences for new voices and new ideas is remarkable and growing, making us an increasingly sought-after artistic destination. Wishing you a great night at the theater,

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WHEN THE POLITICAL GETS PERSONAL

Set model by Jack Magaw for playwright Alix Sobler’s Kendeda competition-winning Sheltered.

Sheltered, the 2018 Alliance/Kendeda winner, uses a pre-WWII episode to reflect challenges in today’s world. by Therra Gwyn Jaramillo

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lix Sobler never wanted to be seen as a political playwright. The New York writer and occasional performer is no fan of telling people what to think. “I think the most effective way to ask larger, political questions is through character-driven stories,” she says. “I like showing how larger political issues and decisions affect real people’s lives … absorbing the macro into the micro, so to speak.” Sobler, with her script Sheltered, is the latest winner of the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition. The 14-year-old program, the only one of its kind in the nation, helps student playwrights make the transition to professional theater and gives each year’s winner a fully staged world premiere.

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Sobler and director Kimberly Senior took a break from workshopping the piece to talk about it. “The political climate in our country,” Sobler says, “sort of clicks into line with pre-WWII.” Sheltered, a 90-minute drama inspired by a true story, follows a Philadelphia couple’s quest to save children from the Nazis. Perhaps the most important question it raises is this: Is separating children from loving homes, even in wartime, the best option? That question first struck Sobler when she read about Syrian refugees. She then discovered the story of Eleanor and Gil Kraus, who, in 1939, navigated red tape and rebuked criticism stateside to rescue 50 children, ages 4 to 14, from Vienna.


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They brought the children to the United States and placed them with foster families until their parents could immigrate. Many families were never able to be reunited. “Of course, I took some artistic license,” Sobler says. That sort of license seems to serve her well. In The Secret Annex (2014), for example, Anne Frank survives World War II and moves to New York to write her memoir, but the only publisher interested wants incessant rewrites. The Great Divide, which digs into a 1911 tragedy among workers at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on the lower east side of Manhattan, won the 2015 Canadian Playwriting Competition. Sobler and Senior are of like minds. “This is the work I want to be doing,” Senior says. “I feel called to do this, the political work. Something that is calling ordinary citizens to act in extraordinary times.” Sheltered took Sobler most of two years to write and, she says, chuckling, “I’ll let you know when I’m done.” Director and playwright hadn’t met before partnering on this project but now consider themselves inseparable, a sister act birthed by Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth, who put them together. “We call it Jewish geography,” Senior says, referring to their common backgrounds and lifestyles. “We know how to talk to each other,” Sobler says. “We’re on the same page with what the play is and what it should be.” The two share something else, as well: a belief in the power of being female. “Women have been left out of our history books because we didn’t start wars or, with some exceptions, run governments,” Sobler says. “I never identified my work as political because it always felt like I was writing about such personal things,” she says, “about people and situations that were pulled right from my life.” As she’s written more, her subject matter and understanding of political theater have expanded. With few exceptions, she says, her work reflects the political climate of a certain time. It seems appropriate then, that she learned of her Alliance/Kendeda win while traveling

by bus to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., in January 2017. Sheltered bested 61 other entries from playwrights at the best graduate schools in the country — Carnegie Mellon, Columbia, the New School for Drama, NYU Tisch and Yale, among them. The list of Alliance/Kendeda alumni includes Bekah Brunstetter (who writes for the stage and television, including “This Is Us”); Jiréh Breon Holder (whose Alliance/ Kendeda-winning Too Heavy for Your Pocket was staged off-Broadway within eight months of its Alliance world premiere); Carson Kreitzer (produced regularly nationwide and locally, particularly at Synchronicity Theatre); Mike Lew (who became the first Alliance/Kendeda winner to get an Alliance mainstage production with his Tiger Style!); and Tarell Alvin McCraney (an Academy Award winner for Moonlight and now playwriting chair at the Yale School of Drama). “It felt very apropos to find out that this political play I had written was finding an audience on the same day I was out there expressing my political views,” Sobler says. “It was a moment when I felt my voice mattered in more ways than one. I also knew the unique circumstances made it a moment I would never forget.” To cap the day, she says, “I went home and kissed my husband.”

Director Kimberly Senior (center) and playwright Alix Sobler (right) have found a certain “Jewish geography” and like-mindedness working on “Sheltered.” (With them is Skylar Burks, a stage management production assistant.) ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

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These events helped shape the < Oct. 29, 1929: The stock market crash leads to the collapse of most world economies. The Great Depression begins in America. LEFT: A solemn crowd gathers outside the Stock Exchange after the 1929 crash.

November 1932: In Germany, the Nazi Party retains 33 percent of the seats in Parliament and forms a conservative alliance with other parties.

< November 1932: New York’s 44th governor, Democrat Franklin Delano Roosevelt is elected 32nd president of the United States. LEFT: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1933, in the first of four terms to which would be elected. He died just 11 weeks into his fourth term.

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Jan. 30, 1933: Through an alliance of conservative parties, the Nazi Party’s Adolf Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany.

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< November 1935: The “Reich Citizenship Law,” stripping Jews of their German citizenship, passes. It lays the legal groundwork for further discrimination.

LEFT: The first of 13 regulations governing the implementation of the Reich Citizenship Law of Sept. 15, 1935, was published Nov. 14, 1935, in the Reich Legal Register in Berlin.

March 12, 1938: The Anschluss, Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria, occurs. Afterward, Jewish emigration from Austria accelerates, with about 100,000 people managing to leave the country before the early 1940s.


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April 1938: The Decree on the Registration of Jewish property in Austria passes. It requires steep fines for Jewish residents and the registration of property. The “Nuremberg” laws on the German model were also quickly put into effect.

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RIGHT: Statements of assets filed by Nelly Steiner and her husband Friedrich, Austrian Jews living in Vienna in April, 1938.

Sept. 30, 1938: The Munich agreement is > signed. It allows Germany to occupy parts of western and northern Czechoslovakia (the Sudetenland). Czechoslovakia did not represent itself at the conference. RIGHT: British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain holds the resolution to commit to peaceful methods signed by Adolf Hitler and himself. He’s pictured showing the paper on his return from Munich on Sept. 30, 1938. Chamberlain declared that the Munich agreement meant “peace for our time.”

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Nov 9-10, 1938: Black Thursday (later known as “Kristallnacht”).

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> March 15, 1939: Germany occupies the western half of Czechoslovakia (Bohemia and Moravia) and establishes the eastern half (Slovakia) as a protectorate. April & May, 1939: The events of Sheltered.

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ALIX SOBLER SET DESIGN

JACK MAGAW

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NAN ZABRISKIE

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CAST in alphabetical order * LAUREN BOYD LANE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hani Mueller * AMANDA DRINKALL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evelyn Kirsch * PARK KRAUSEN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roberta Bloom * LEE OSORIO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Bloom * JOHN SKELLEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leonard Kirsch UNDERSTUDIES BLAKE BURGESS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Bloom AMELIA FISCHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hani Mueller/Roberta Bloom CHRIS HARDING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leonard Kirsch SHANNON McCARREN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evelyn Kirsch STAGE MANAGEMENT * BRET TORBECK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager SKYLAR BURKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Production Assistant FOR THIS PRODUCTION LINDSEY EWING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hair & Makeup GABBY IDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer EMMA LIPSITT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Engineer VICTOR MOULEDOUX, JIMMIE SCHLACHTER, VINCENT SIMONS, JOHN UNDERWOOD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Operations KATY MUNROE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe PRODUCTION & DESIGN ASSISTANCE IBI OWOLABI. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Director ELISA CARLSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dialect Coach

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profiles LAUREN BOYD LANE (Hani Mueller) is thrilled to be back at the Alliance. Her Alliance credits include Tall Girls; Courage; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; and Alice Between. Other favorite credits include Singles in Agriculture (Aurora Theatre), Evr’y Tongue Confess (Horizon Theatre) and On the Verge (New School for Drama). TV/film: “Hindsight,” “Gone,” “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Powers,” Office Christmas Party and American Made. M.F.A. in acting from the New School for Drama. Love and thanks to my parents and my late husband, Michael Isaac Lane. AMANDA DRINKALL (Evelyn Kirsch) Alliance debut. Chicago credits: Venus in Fur; Ah,Wilderness; Continuity; Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre); Mary Page Marlowe (Steppenwolf); King Charles III (Chicago Shakespeare); By the Water, White Guy on the Bus, Funnyman (Northlight); Last Train to Nibroc (Haven Theatre/Jeff Award, best actress); Dutchman (American Blues); Pygmalion (Oak Park Festival); Great Expectations (Strawdog); hamlet is dead. no gravity; The Skriker; Pullman, WA (Red Tape Theatre); and 20 shows with the Back Room Shakespeare Project as a Stakeholder. TV: “Chicago Med,” “Bobby & Iza.” Film: The View From Tall. B.F.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Represented by Gray Talent Group. PARK KRAUSEN (Roberta Bloom) Recent: Midnight Pillow (director) at Theater Emory, performed Beckett in Germany and Norway. National: Lincoln Center, Hartford Stage, About Face, Chicago Dramatists. Associate artist at North Carolina Shakespeare, Georgia Shakespeare and Out of Hand. Former artistic director at Théâtre du Rêve, the only Francophone theater in the United States. Proud member of AEA. Film/TV: MacGyver, Ben Ten: Alien Swarm. B.A. from Emory University, National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Paris. www.parkkrausen.com. Thank you for supporting live theater. LEE OSORIO (Martin Bloom) is grateful to be back at the Alliance. Previous Alliance credits: Ugly Lies the Bone, The Temple Bombing. Atlanta credits: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Theatrical Outfit); Abigail/1702 (Aurora); Cabaret, Macbeth (Serenbe); Significant Other (Actor’s Express); Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare Tavern). Lee has worked in New York, Seattle, St. Louis and Providence. He has an M.F.A. from Brown/Trinity Rep, is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association, and a core member of Fair Wage OnStage. www.leeosorio.com

JOHN SKELLEY (Leonard Kirsch) is delighted to make his Alliance debut. New York: Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern ..., Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors and Desire (The Acting Company); The Changeling (Red Bull Theatre). Regional: Petrol Station (Kennedy Center), The Glass Menagerie (Denver Center), The Foreigner (Cape Playhouse), Art and a Nightingale Sang (Westport Country Playhouse), A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), An Inspector Calls (Pioneer Theatre) and 15 productions at the Guthrie Theater, including Macbeth and Long Day’s Journey Into Night. TV/film: “Law & Order: SVU,” “Elementary,” Into Temptation. B.F.A., University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater. BLAKE BURGESS (U/S Martin Bloom) is honored to work on his first Alliance production alongside such talented artists. Theater: Spamalot and Young Frankenstein (Atlanta Lyric), Big Fish (Theatrical Outfit), Of Mice And Men (Serenbe Playhouse)and Picnic (Stage Door Players). Upcoming: Theatre Buford’s inaugural production of Damn Yankees and Charles Lightoller in Titanic (Serenbe). Blake has a B.A. in theater from Auburn University, where he helped win a national football championship in 2010. TV/film: “Ozark,” “MacGyver,” Woodlawn, Boy Erased, Paterno. He thanks his friends and family for their love and support. AMELIA FISCHER (U/S Hani Mueller/Roberta Bloom), an Atlantabased actor, director and fight choreographer, is delighted to join this wonderful ensemble for her first Alliance production. Atlanta performance credits: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Theatrical Outfit); Romeo and Juliet (Theater Emory); Dispossessed (Essential Theatre); Pericles, Servant of Two Masters, Robin Hood (Georgia Shakespeare). She has performed with Houston Shakespeare Festival, Classical Theatre Company, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Virginia Shakespeare Festival. She’s proud to have her M.F.A. from the University of Houston PATP and her B.A. from Coastal Carolina University. She trained with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. www.AmeliaFischer.com CHRIS HARDING (U/S Leonard Kirsch) couldn’t be happier to make his Alliance debut. He is an Alabama native and has a B.A. in theater from the University of Alabama. Atlanta credits: Julius Caesar, Antigone (Impulse Repertory Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III (Shakespeare on Draught). TV/film: “Behind the Movement.” Thanks to this incredible cast and crew, the Alliance, Actor’s Express and my family for their unwavering support. ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 15


profiles SHANNON McCARREN (U/S Evelyn Kirsch) is honored to be back at the Alliance, where she understudied the role of Izzy in Crossing Delancey. Shannon graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in theater, and was a member of the 2015/16 Serenbe Playhouse Apprentice Company. Recent credits include Picnic (Stage Door Players), Grease (Serenbe Playhouse) and Steel Magnolias (Theatre Raleigh). She looks forward to Serenbe Playhouse’s upcoming productions of Titanic and The Seagull. 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. ALIX SOBLER (Playwright), a playwright and performer, is honored to have won the 2018 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, which resulted in this production. Her play The Great Divide won the Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition; her plays have been finalists for the O’Neill New Play Conference, the Henley Rose Playwriting Competition and the Jane Chambers Award. She has had her work read, workshopped or produced at theaters here and abroad, including Roundabout Theater (NYC), South Coast Rep (Costa Mesa, Calif.), the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg, Manitoba), the Finborough (London), the Segal Centre (Montreal) and Brown Trinity Playwright’s Rep (Providence, R.I.). She has a B.A. from Brown University and recently received her M.F.A. from Columbia University. Her other passions include crafting and animals. Love to Jason. Find out more at alixsobler.com KIMBERLY SENIOR (Director) New York credits: Disgraced (Broadway); Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (Judd Apatow presents); The Who and the What, Disgraced (Lincoln Center Theater 3); Engagements (2ST Uptown); Discord (Primary Stages). Regional credits: Disgraced (Mark Taper Forum, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep); Support Group for Men, Disgraced and Rapture, Blister, Burn (Goodman Theatre); The Who and the What (La Jolla Playhouse); The Niceties (CATF); Other Than Honorable (Geva); Sex With Strangers (Geffen Playhouse); The Scene, Marjorie Prime, The Diary of Anne Frank, Hedda Gabler, The Letters (Writers Theatre); Discord, 4000 Miles, The Whipping Man (Northlight Theatre); Want and The North Plan (Steppenwolf). TV: “Chris Gethard: Career Suicide” (HBO). Awards: TCG Schneider Award (2016); SDCF Joe A. Callaway Award (2013 finalist). Senior received a 2016 Special 16 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

Non-Equity Jeff Award for her Chicago career achievements as a trailblazer, champion and role model for emerging artists. JACK MAGAW (Set Designer) Alliance: I Just Stopped By to See the Man, Broke. Recent Chicago and regional design: world premieres of The Agitators, Other Than Honorable (Geva Theatre); Fences (Kansas City Rep); A Flea in Her Ear (American Players Theatre); The Flick (Steppenwolf Theatre); The Who and the What (Lincoln Center Theatre-LCT3, La Jolla Playhouse); The Bridges of Madison County (Peninsula Players); Gem of the Ocean (Court Theatre); The Diary of Anne Frank (Writers’ Theatre); South Pacific (Clarence Brown Theatre); Man of La Mancha, The Mousetrap (Milwaukee Rep). Eleven Jeff Award nominations (Chicago) for East Texas Hot Links (Writers’ Theatre) and Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Court Theatre). Upcoming projects: world premiere of Support Group for Men (Goodman Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Kansas City Rep). Jack lives in Chicago and teaches design at the Theatre School at DePaul University. www.jackmagaw.com NAN ZABRISKIE (Costume Designer) is a Chicago-area freelance costume designer. Design: Writer’s Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Steppenwolf, the Goodman, Court Theatre, Geva Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Peninsula Players, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Victory Gardens, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Joffrey Ballet, Hubbard Street Dance, River North Dance Company, Giordano’s Jazz Dance Theatre, Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Broadway: makeup and prosthetics for Grace with Michael Shannon. Founder and co-artistic director of the original Chicago Children’s Theatre, an American Alliance for Theatre and Dance Award winner. Nan formed and runs the makeup and wig program at the Theatre School of DePaul University and is the director of Wigs and Hair Chicago, a professional program designed to train theatrical wigmakers. Nan started the Chicago Green Theatre Alliance in collaboration with the League of Chicago Theatres, seeking to help theaters reduce their carbon footprint. She loves working with Kimberly Senior and is pleased to be at the Alliance. LIZ LEE (Lighting Designer) always enjoys her work at the Alliance. Previous designs include Hand to God, Too Heavy for Your Pocket, Ugly Lies the Bone, Ethel, The C.A. Lyons Project, Steel Magnolias, In Love & Warcraft, The Whipping Man, God of Carnage, Sleuth, Cuttin’ Up, tick, tick ... BOOM! and Topdog/Underdog. Based in Atlanta, she is producer and resident lighting designer at the Center for Puppetry Arts, where recent projects include Rainforest Adventures and Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.


profiles KENDALL SIMPSON (Sound Designer) has designed and composed original scores for Atlanta theaters including Georgia Shakespeare, Alliance Theatre, Theatre in the Square, Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Theatrical Outfit and Theater Emory. Working in film, Simpson scored The Promotion (2011). Other independent films include The Etiquette Man, which received top honors at several film festivals. TV credits include scores for “Sesame Street” and “Elmo” DVDs. Simpson’s most recent work for dance is a video, Transit, which premiered at the 2012 American Dance Festival. Other works include Papillon, premiered by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra with Lee Harper and Dancers. Simpson is honored to have won three Suzi Bass awards. He is music director of the Emory Dance program. ELISA CARLSON (Dialect Coach) Off-Broadway: The Mint; New Dramatists. Alliance: 40 productions including The Temple Bombing, Harmony, Good People, Arcadia, Medea. Guthrie Theater (Minneapolis): 30 productions including Disgraced, Major Barbara, M. Butterfly, Intimate Apparel, Tiny Kushner, Romeo & Juliet. She also has worked at Georgia Shakespeare (associate artist), Oregon Shakespeare, American Players Theatre and many others. Film coaching: Baby Driver; Selma; Southside With You; Coat of Many Colors; The Good Lie; Sweet Land. Directing: assistant director for Shakespeare in Love (Alliance); world premiere of Moxie (Alliance Reiser Artists Lab/Theatrical Outfit); The Guys (Theatrical Outfit); Orestes (Guthrie Theater B.F.A.); Love’s Labor’s Lost (Theater Emory) and multiple productions for the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Acting: Alliance, Guthrie, yhe Shakespeare Theater, Georgia Shakespeare, Actor’s Express. BRET TORBEK (Stage Manager) is honored to be working with the cast and creative team of Sheltered. Previous Alliance credits include Native Guard, Hand to God, Shakespeare in Love, 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 theatere stage manager for more than 25 years, he has worked all over the country but is now enjoying exploring Atlanta. While Seattlebased, he was a guest faculty member at the University of Washington for five years.

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 for such productions as The Prom, 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 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, is a trustee of Denison University, and a member of the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.

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 ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 17


discover us. discover you. discover us. discover you. Sheltered will make you feel heartbroken over the human-made terror of the Holocaust. I encourage you to also let it remind you of the similar horrors happening right now. Let this story electrify you with the energy and drive to be a modern-day Kirsch family. I have conversations all too similar around my kitchen table today as they were having 79 years ago. Sheltered should provoke the empathy we need to live up to our promise of NEVER AGAIN. There was Bosnia, Cambodia, Rwanda, Sudan. Right now genocide is happening in Burma. As I type this, children are trying to escape Syria for America. Girls are being treated as less than boys almost everywhere. Young men here at home are being persecuted against – even murdered – because of the color of their skin. We are all human. Despite varying shades of skin tone, spiritual beliefs or sexual orientation, we all have the same beating hearts. None of the characters in this play are perfect, but they act upon what Evelyn says: They call us each to be a “person who can’t just sit by and watch.” Sometimes the best stories we see on stages and screens end not with a beautiful bow, but with a big, fat question mark. We know how we feel about what side of history people were on then. And so I ask myself – and YOU – what will we do to be on the right side of history now? — Erin Bernhardt Documentarian and “Sheltered” Community Partner

synopsis April and May, 1939 Leonard and Evelyn entertain their estranged friends Roberta and Martin for dinner. Both Jewish couples fear the worst in Europe: Nazi Germany has introduced harsh race laws targeting Jews. Leonard and Evelyn have conceived a daring plan and spend the evening seeking their friends’ support. In Act 2, the plan takes its next steps.

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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 Terri Bonoff Laura Brightwell Megan Burton Peter Carter Jeffrey S. Cashdan Susan Catalfano Steve Chaddick* Tena Clark Leigh Ann Costley Allison Dukes Fred Ehlers Reade Fahs* Howard Feinsand* Andrea Freeman Richard Goerss* Pat Gunning Lila Hertz* Jocelyn Hunter*

Erika James Bob Jimenez Sam Johnson* Anne Kaiser* John Keller Lauren Kiefer* Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Alan McKeon* Dori Miller Hala Moddelmog* Phil Moïse* Jane Morgan^ Maureen Morrison Josh Owen Victoria Palefsky* Paul Pendergrass Scott Pioli 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 Moïse* Andrew Agan Joel Alvarado Chris Appleton Maurice Baker Shana Basnight Heidi Boykin Tarsha Calloway Madison Cario Sarah Chatel Nisha Choksi Ezra Cohen Emily Decker Makeba Dixon-Hill Angela Edmond Dale A. Ferguson Ashby Fox Patricia Garrett Matthew Geller Karen Gentry Sarah Frances Giovino Henry Gonzalez Hari Gopal Arlene Warshaw Gould September Gray Kimberley Joiner Hale Elizabeth Hall Nancy Halwig Janet Stovall Harrell Karl Jennings Michael Kaluzny Gloria Kantor Rachelle Kuramoto Mark Lee Lauren Linder Carolina Margarella Ryland McClendon Darryal McCullough Carol Meadows Marjorie Mitchell Dedi Mohr

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

volunteer leadership

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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 Pussycat Foundation

The Rich Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation

★★★★★★ $100,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation AT&T Delta Air Lines, Inc. The David, Helen and Marian Woodward Foundation The Edgerton Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation The Kendeda Fund The Shubert Foundation The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Turner

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

Oscar G. & Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Publix Super Markets Charities, Inc. 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 George M. Brown Trust of Atlanta 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 Hertz Series Sponsor

Cast and company flowers sponsored by

Official Hotel

Official Research Partner

Official Advertising Agency

Official Digital Advertising Agency

Foxgloves & Ivy

restaurant partners

government

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

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

Major support is provided by the Mayorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 from December 1, 2016 through February 20, 2018.

PREMIERE SUPPORT Spotlight $100,000+

Leadership Circle $15,000+

Director’s Circle $10,000+

SKK Foundation

Ms. Kristin Adams Farideh & Ali Azadi Foundation Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Laura Brightwell Ann & Jeff Cramer Ellen & Howard Feinsand Doris & Matthew Geller Jocelyn J. Hunter 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 Dr. & Mrs. Dennis Lee Spangler Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles* & Delores Stephens Benny & Roxanne Varzi Paul Wrights

Anonymous James Anderson The Balloun Family Megan Burton Mr. & Mrs. Peter Carter Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Cashdan 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 Mr. Wayne S. Hyatt Bob Jimenez Sam Johnson John C. Keller David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Terri Bonoff & Matthew Knopf Cathy Selig Kuranoff & Steve Kuranoff Ms. Evelyn Ashley & Mr. Alan B. McKeon Hala & Steve Moddelmog Phil & Caroline Moïse Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Stephen & Marjorie Osheroff L. Paul Pendergrass Mr. & Mrs. Asif Ramji

Lisa Cannon-Taylor & Chuck Taylor Ms. Kathy Waller & Mr. Kenny Goggins

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 Terrence Hahn & Joan Stanescu Mrs. Carrie G. Hall Lynne & Jack Halpern Dr. & Mrs. John B. Hardman John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Dr. Wendy Heckelman Henry & Etta Raye Hirsch Foundation Mr. & Mrs. J. Michael Hostinsky Linda & Richard Hubert Jason & Laurie Jeffay Mr. & Mrs. John Lee Leslie D. Leigh M.D. Michell and Jonathan Lerner Eddie & Debbie Levin Dr. Roger Lewis Lubo Fund Debbie & Lon Neese 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 Norm & Lindy Radow Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak

$50,000+ Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Patty & Doug Reid Artistic Director’s Circle $35,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick Anne & Mark Kaiser Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky Sally G. Tomlinson Chairman’s Circle $25,000+ The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Stephanie Blank Susan & Tony Catalfano Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Katie & Reade Fahs David & Carolyn Gould Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins

Dan & Garnet Reardon Mr. & Mrs. Sean Reardon Dr. & Mrs. Matt Richburg Patricia & Maurice Rosenbaum Pam Sessions & Don Donnelly Mark & Linda Silberman Mr. & Mrs. Chris Sizemore Karen & John Spiegel Tim & Maria Tassopoulous Rosemarie & David Thurston Carol & Ramon Tomé Family Fund Waffle House Susan & Tom Wardell Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Ramona & Ben White Suzy Wilner Mr. & Mrs. Monte Wilson Joni Winston Woodruff Arts Center President’s Fund Amy & Todd Zeldin

BENEFACTORS $5,000+ Anonymous Mr.&Mrs. Thomas J. Asher Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Ms. Blitch Ann Bird Frank Buonanotte Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Trust Mark Coan Kitty & Ezra Cohen Ann & Jim Curry Linda & Gene Davidson Diane Durgin Eve Eckardt Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Freeman Dr. Marvin Goldstein Erin & John Heyman Mrs. Erika James Lee Jenkins in Honor of Margaret Jenkins David L. Kuniansky Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. Anna & Hays Mershon Dori & Jack Miller Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Mr. Thomas Pinckney Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Helen Smith Price Walter W. Mitchell & Marci Schmerler Dr. & Mrs. R. K. Sehgal Brian Shively & Jim Jinhong William & Margarita Sleeper Mr. & Mrs. Sandeep Soni Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Lynne & Steve Steindel Russell B. Still In honor of Carol Jones

$2,500+ Dr. & Mrs. Raymond Allen Theodore & Andrea Altholz Ellen Arnovitz Phyllis Kozarsky & Eliot Arnovitz John & Lynn Ayers Lisa & Joe Bankoff Deborah L. Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Karen Beardslee & Susie McGinnis Candace & Jeffrey Bell Ariana L. Hargrave Shirley Blaine Ms. Christina Bortz Anonymous Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Frank & Mary Anne Chew Rita & Ralph Connell Susan & Ed Croft Marcia & John Donnell Eierman Foundation Dr. & Mrs. Norman Elliott The Robert S. Elster Foundation John & Cindy Ethridge Diane & Daryl Evans David & Jessica Felfoldi Stacey and David Fisher Mr. & Mrs. John D. Fuller J. Alston Gardner Ms. Patricia C. Garrett

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Denise Raynor Helen M. Regenstein Mr.&Mrs. Chip Rumely Mr. Ronald B. Russell & Mr. Tommy Sweat Sharon & David Schachter Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Sonny & Jeanne Seals Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Charlotte & Tom Shields Benjamin R. Sillins Karen & Alex Stickney Susan & Alan Stiefel Maria-Ruth Storts Mark Swinton Kathy & Ron Tomajko Michael & June Tompkins Cynthia Widner Wall & James A. Wall Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Wiley, Jr. Chuck Wolf 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 Joselyn & Bobby Baker Mr.&Mrs. Billy Bauman Mr. Gregg D. Bedol Mark & Pam Bell


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 from December 1, 2016 through February 20, 2018. $1,500+ (continued) Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Leslie & Bruce Berman Karen & David Birnbrey 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 Ms. Lois Kuniansky & Mr. Ricky Eichholz Mr. & Mrs. Tim Eyerly Michael & Jody Feldman Ms. Dale A. Ferguson Andrew & Wendie Fisher Dr. Cynthia J. Fordyce & Sharon Hulette Debbie Frank & Sandy McDonald Viki & Paul Freeman Linda M. Garrett 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 Sheri & Steven Labovitz Michelle & Robert Leven Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Jim & Jo McLean Judy & Lester Miller The Zaban Foundation Janice & Tom Munsterman Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Mr. & Mrs. Chau Nguyen John & Helen Parker 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 Fred & Diane Shaftman Nancy & Gerald Silverboard Dr. & Mrs. Robert Simmermon 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 Jim & Janie Stratigos Helaine & Richard Sugarman Robin and Howard Sysler Dr. & Mrs. Michael Szikman Mary and Eric Tanenblatt Faye Tate Arlene & David Taylor Lanie Taylor & Evan Pontz

Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Mr.&Mrs. Rob Taylor Robert Thompson & John Stegall Mr. & Mrs. William H. Townsend Ms. Natasha Trethewey Wanda & Robert Truesdale John & Bunny Underwood Mr. & Mrs. Jerel Verner Mr. & Mrs. Ted Verren Ms. Avril Vignos 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 Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Wheeler Mr. D. Richard Williams & Ms. Janet M. Lavine Sue S. Williams Tom Williams Mr. Jorn Winter Kareem Yearwood Mr. & Mrs. Charles L. Young Dr. & Mrs. Feroze A. Yusufji

PATRONS $1,000+ Anonymous Dr. & Mrs. Joel Adler Mr. & Mrs. John Copeland Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Pearlann & Jerry Horowitz Michael Kaluzny Suzanne & Thad King Kristin Hathaway Hansen Ms. Susan L Nardelli Ann Starr & Kent Nelson Patricia Northcutt Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. George Russell Jane & Rein Saral Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Doug Shipman & Bijal Shah Jane E. Shivers The Shockley Family Susan & Jay Smith Nicola Smith Jenny Streeter Judith & Mark Taylor Mrs. & Mr. Velma C. Tilley Lorre L. Trytten Ttee Jeff Tucker Vogel Family Foundation Penn & Sally Wells Adrienne Whitehead Melody Wilder Wilson & David Wilson Mrs. Wadleigh Winship Patricia & James Wilkerson Ms. Amy Winokur Lynne Winship William & Nancy Yang * Deceased

Alliance Theatre Staff Giving We would like to thank the following Alliance Theatre & Woodruff Arts Center staff members who have contributed to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and Transformation Campaign. Emika Abe Jessica Boatright Susan V. Booth Scott Bowne Kristen Buckley Jamie Clements Kat Conley Patrick Conley Liz Davis Megan DeWitt Smith Lynn Donoghue Christina Dresser Jody Feldman Collins Goss Kristin Hathaway Hansen Danielle Hicks Jim Hubbert

Rachel Jones Max Leventhal Kyle Longwell Liz Lyons Suzanne Morris Christopher Moses Margo Moskowitz Victor Mouledoux Janine Musholt Patrick Myers Rosemary Newcott J. Noble Johnnie Oliver Courtney Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Neill Willie Palmer Parks Thomas Pinckney Rebecca Pogue

Mike Schleifer Amy Schwartz Doug Shipman Brian Shively Vincent Simons Matthew Tanner Laura Thruston Bret Torbeck Brenda Turner Sarah Wallis Caitlin Way Cindy Lou Who Jackie Williams Jennifer Williford Michael Winn

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

The Legacy Society celebrates individuals who have made a planned gift to the Alliance Theatre. Making a planned gift is a wonderful way to show your support and appreciation for the Alliance Theatre and its mission, while accommodating your own person financial, estate planning and philanthropic goals. With smart planning, you may increase the size of your estate and/or reduce the tax burden on your heirs. Just as important, you will know that you have made a meaningful and lasting contribution to the Alliance Theatre. To learn more about the Legacy Society, please contact Caitlin Way 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 Diane Durgin Elizabeth Etoll 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 Moïse Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Victoria & Howard Palefsky Jan Pomerantz

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

* deceased

matching gift companies We would like to thank the following companies who have matched contributions to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Please visit alliancetheatre.org/match to find out if your employer will match your contribution. American Express GE Energy Norfolk Southern Corporation AIG Corporation Georgia Power Plum Creek Aon Risk Solutions Home Depot Foundation Prudential Financial AT&T Honda Motor Co. Publix Super Markets Bank of America/Merrill Lynch IBM Corporation Sprint Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein JPMorgan Chase SunTrust Foundation Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Kimberly-Clark Foundation Time Warner, Inc. Chubb Corporation Macy’s Foundation Verizon Corporation The Coca-Cola Company McDonald’s Corporation Yahoo! Deloitte Microsoft Corporation Wells Fargo Equifax, Inc. Neiman Marcus 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 44 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+ Gordon W. Bailey

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.

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.

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+ King & Spalding, Partners & Employees PNC The Rich Foundation Spray Foundation, Inc.

$250,000+

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

Turner

UPS Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wood

KPMG LLP, Partners & Employees

Victoria and Howard Palefsky Mr. and Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Patty and Doug Reid Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot

Contributions Made: June 1, 2016 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; May 31, 2017

Beauchamp C. Carr Challenge Fund Donors

The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori

Deloitte, its Partners & Employees

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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 Casting & Engagement Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hershey Millner Spelman Leadership Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maya Lawrence Yale Directing Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beth Dinkova Kenny Leon Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ibi Owolabi Literary Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Graf Evans Oglethorpe History Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucas Evans Spelman Interns . . . . . . . . . . La’Candis Brown, Joi Elaine Porter, 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 Artisans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bruce Butkovich, Kimberly Townsend Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Richardson 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 Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan, Graham Schwartz

Production Management Director of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victor W. Smith Stage Management Associate Production Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margo Moskowitz Resident Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bret Torbeck Alliance Stage Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Campbell, lark hackshaw, Kara Procell, Jayson T. Waddell, R. Lamar Williams Costumes Director of Costume Shop and Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Henderson Stage Management Production Assistants . . . . . Skylar Burks, Ashley Dickey, Allison Kelly Assistant Costume Shop Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April Andrew Design Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Clockel Drapers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Kennedy, Cindy Lou Who Stage Operations Craftsmaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Diana L. Thomas Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Bowne Stitchers/1st Hands . . . . . . . . . . Laury Conley, Lyudmila Fesenko, Brett Parker Assistant Stage Operations Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Courtney O’Neill Wig Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Ewing Crew Chief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vincent Simons Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hauzia Conyers, Katy Munroe, Niki Traxler Flyman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Palmer Parks Automation Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Properties Stagehand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Haylee Scott Electrics Lighting and Projections Department Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Steven Love Staff Electricians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabby Ide, Steve Jordan, Lauren Robinson 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 Ebony Tucker, Mark Valdez, Jose Vasquez, Amanda Wansa Morgan, Camp Coordinator & Family Programs Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . Aierelle McGill Rachel Wansker, Andrea Washington, Davia Weatherill, Caitlyn Weaver, Communications Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .J. Noble Katy Whitson, Vallea Woodbury, Melissa Word Education Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Bunch Education Intern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Austin Geter Teen Ensemble Members . . . . . Austin Anderson, Gillian Baker, Laughton Berry, Tyler Bey, Caroline Caden, Amiel Djoume, Kalonjee Gallimore, Travis Harper, Teaching Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Will Amato, Ricardo Aponte, Kim Bowers-Rheay Baran, Jared Brodie, Chelsea Brown, Danye Brown, Laila Henderson, Skylar Hensley, Jalexis James, Daisy Jinadu, Barbara Kincaid, Kati-Grace Brown, Lon Bumgarner, Kevin Bunch, Kirstin Calvert, Kara Cantrell, Joshua Lelonek, Marshall Mabry, Geordyn Marks, Taylor McKinney, Katie Causey, Greg Changnon, Hannah Chatham, Hannah Church, Steve Coulter, William Milhouse, Jordan Powell, Adirah Robinson, Kellie Rodriquez, Megan Cramer, Nakeisha Daniel, Ben Davis, Theresa Davis, Shelli Delgado, Emmanuel Rojas, Monique Schloss, Stella Storino, Ever Taylor Phillip DePoy, Jorge Donoso, John Doyle, Rachael Endrizzi, Jessica Espinoza, Hao Feng, Shelby Folks, Sharon Foote, Daryl Funn, Allison Gardner, MANAGEMENT Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Schleifer Company Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Thruston Marketing Off-Site Season Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donya K. Washington Director of Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jessica Boatright Assistant Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Emika Abe Brand Marketing Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Holland Baird Creative Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Talia Bromstad Content Strategist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathleen Covington Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Shively Patron Experience Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Danielle Hicks Manager of Information Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hubbert Season Ticket Concierge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken McNeil Accounting Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Hall Sales & Revenue Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Pinckney Accounts Payable Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kadeja Moton Group Services Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jocelyn Rick Management Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patrick Myers Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Administration/Education Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elecia Crowley Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Community Engagement Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Winn Lead House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Destiny Stancil Development Director of Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Clements Assistant House Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kristen Parker Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . Caitlin Way House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Ken McNeil, Brittany Smith, Sarah Wallis Grants Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Collins Goss Development Manager, Individual Giving . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julianne Gambert Program Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grace Madden Development Coordinator, Board Relations & Special Events . . . Lindsay Ridgeway

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ALLIANCE THEATRE :: SHELTERED 2018  

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

ALLIANCE THEATRE :: SHELTERED 2018  

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