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Harmony. It’s one of those phenomenons that transcends explanations. But, like obscenity, you know it when you see it. Except, in the case of harmony, you know it when you hear it. A friend emails. She’s fallen in love with the germ of an idea. Said friend is a writer with a track record of writing stories with a slew of open doors and windows for people of all stripes to walk through and inhabit her stories and make them their own. But here’s the thing. This time, her story has not just the language of words — stories, conversations, perfect observations — but it has the language of music. It’s a story about musicians, and she understands that these folks traffic in multiple languages, and one of them requires that she find a collaborator whose first language is music. And because she’s both an optimist and a pile driver, she opts for the coolest musician she can imagine. And she convinces him to join her for breakfast. Food is good. Almost as good as harmony. And by the end of a meal, a writer and a musician are working in harmony. I’m not a musician. But I love music. And when I hear a perfect line of harmony, something unlocks in me and I feel a kind of peace. And if I put words to it — and that’s what I do — I describe it as two voices speaking a single word. A kind of subliminal braiding of intent that actually defies words and is all the better for living in a range beyond the limitations of 26 letters. Sure, we could just call it making a musical. But this is something more than that. Because this is a story of making family out of friendship—about finding your voice by trusting less in your past history than in your future prospects. And the making of this piece matches the spine of this piece in a way that purely knocks me out and humbles me as I make my own way into the new family. Troubadour is about music. About learning the language that serves your story and opening your heart to the fellow travelers who speak the language you need to hear at this place and at this moment. That’s big. Huge, really. Imagine what your life would be like if you surrounded yourself only with those people who wanted the best for you. Glorious. Harmonious.

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Playwright Janece Shaffer bonded over scrambled eggs and Diet Cokes with Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, the songwriter she needed for Troubadour. By Julie Bookman 8 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

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The creative brain trust bringing Troubadour to life includes (from left) music director Brandon Bush, playwright Janece Shaffer, director Susan V. Booth and composer Kristian Bush.

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rammy Awardwinning recording artist Kristian Bush has been secretly writing songs connected to each other forever. For him, “forever” means since 1983, when he was 13. “I just never thought that my songs would go together into one musical,” he says. But playwright Janece Shaffer came calling. She had an untitled play she wanted to musicalize. That Bush was the right collaborator “came at me from every angle,” Shaffer says. The Atlanta singer, who plays any stringed instrument you can name, had the versatility, sound, style and sensibilities for her script about a turning point in country music. The songman, who partners with Jennifer Nettles as the country music duo Sugarland, met Shaffer last year at the Flying Biscuit

Café in Candler Park. Over breakfast, she shared the story of her new play, set in Nashville in 1951. “We both had scrambled eggs, biscuits and Diet Cokes,” Shaffer says. “That’s how we knew we were meant to be!” She gave Bush the lowdown on the piece now titled Troubadour. The musical is the Atlanta native’s sixth play to premiere at the Alliance Theatre. Alliance artistic director Susan V. Booth directs. And Bush’s younger brother, Brandon, is the show’s music director and part of the onstage band. Troubadour follows the intersecting lives of folks in country music. Billy Mason, an old-school singer, is retiring. Billy’s son, Joe, has always performed by his dad’s side but also in his shadow. Inez is a young woman just off the bus from Tuscaloosa, Ala., with little ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

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to her name but a notebook full of original songs. Izzy is a scrappy and ambitious Russian-born tailor who thinks country music artists should wear sparkly costumes. Shaffer’s piece so inspired Bush, she says, that “he sat there going ‘I hear it, I hear it,’ and wrote the first song before the end of breakfast.” That song, “Father to the Son,” is the first in the show: Said the father / To the son / I am so proud / Of what you have done / Followed my footsteps / One by one / Said the father / To the son. In addition to Sugarland, Bush writes tunes for other recording artists, movies and television. A recent example is “Forever Now,” the theme song for the bridal TV show “Say Yes to the Dress.”

Writing for fictional characters might seem more difficult, but not so with Troubadour, Bush says. “Janece’s characters are so well developed, and she creates a world so real, that it was very easy to get lost in that world.” Shaffer laughs, because Bush even wrote songs for a couple of titles she tossed into the script. She gave the character of Billy a hit she called “White, White Steeple in a Blue, Blue Sky.” That didn’t have to be the song title, but before long, Bush had created the tune. Most characters in Troubadour sing songs written by their characters. Bush spent a good deal of time thinking about each one, “trying to become them.” When he sat down to write, he says, “Each song took

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about 20 minutes. Weirdly, melodies are always available to me. It’s marrying them with the right words that can be more challenging.” The songs Bush delivered, Shaffer says, “feel like the perfect hand in glove in telling the story.” That story took root for her during a weekend getaway to Nashville with her husband, Bill Nigut. A costume exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum featured such Western-wear tailors as “Rodeo Ben” Lichtenstein (1893-1985) and Nudie Cohn (1902-84). Both were immigrants who designed for the likes of cowboy singer Roy Rogers. Cohn, in fact, is credited as the first to add rhinestones and fanciful designs to outfits worn by

country legends like Hank Williams Sr. Sometimes a writer just needs to be swept up by an idea, Shaffer says. For The Geller Girls, her 2015 world premiere at the Alliance, she dug deep into the history of Atlanta’s 1895 Cotton States Exposition. For Troubadour, she studied the changing tides of country music in the mid-20th century and the tailors of the moment. “I started thinking a lot about these immigrants coming to America with an idea of what America was. I was totally obsessed with these men and their stories. I went to Susan Booth with all this material and she said, ‘That’s an obsession, that’s not a story. Go find your story.’ ” So she did. A ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG

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A brief timeline of Nashville as an American music capital Compiled by Celise Kalke and Olivia Matthews

• 1  897: Confederate Army veterans choose Nashville as a reunion site. They meet in a former tabernacle, which later becomes the Ryman Auditorium, the eventual home of the Grand Ole Opry. •  1925: On Nov. 28, radio station WSM becomes the broadcasting home of the “The WSM Barn Dance” hosted by George D. (Judge) Hay. The show, which evolved into the Grand Ole Opry, was a country music revue performed for a live audience. 12 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

•  1927: One December broadcast of the “Barn Dance” follows an NBC national opera show. As part of his patter, Hay says: “For the past hour, we have been listening to music largely from Grand Opera, but from now on, we will present “The Grand Ole Opry.” And “The WSM Barn Dance” got its more famous name. •  1935: Nashville’s Jefferson Street becomes a home to clubs featuring black artists performing R&B, blues, jazz and gospel. •  1939: NBC begins broadcasting the “Grand Ole Opry” on television.

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•  1871: The Fisk Jubilee Singers travel overseas to perform spirituals for European royalty. Money raised during their travels is given back to their school, Fisk University, which is based in Nashville.


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CLOCKWISE FROM FAR LEFT: This is what downtown Nashville looked in 1950; June Carter and Little Jimmy Dickens nudge Hank Williams Jr. toward the microphone; the Ryman Auditorium’s old entrance; one of the Grand Ole Opry’s early storied casts.

•  1942: Nashville’s first music publishing company, Acuff-Rose, is founded by singer Roy Acuff and songwriter Fred Rose. The label published such popular songs as “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Hank Williams Sr. and Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman.” •  1943: The Grand Ole Opry’s growing popularity leads to its move to the Ryman Auditorium. •  1946: Castle Recording Studios, originally a commercial recording company, begins signing music artists in the city. Other recording companies — Decca, Capitol and RCA Victor move to Nashville because of its growing music industry.

•  1951: The year in which Troubadour takes place. •  1954: Brothers Owen and Harold Bradley open the first music studio at 804 16th Ave. South, located on what is now known famously as Nashville’s Music Row. •  1958: The Country Music Association (CMA) is established in Nashville. The association establishes the Country Music Hall of Fame, the CMA Music Festival and the CMA Awards.

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Alliance Theatre (at Large). After After we we bring down bring down the the house house with with the 2016/17 the 2016/17 Season, Season, we’re we’re getting getting out out of of the house—in the house—in a a very very large, large, very Atlanta very Atlanta way. way.

It will take the entire 2017/18 Season to complete the first-ever It will take the entire 2017/18 Season to complete the first-ever renovation of our theater and production facilities, but the drama won’t renovation of our theater and production facilities, but the drama won’t stop just because we have to vacate our space. stop just because we have to vacate our space. We’ll be taking 12 shows to 12 different locations around Atlanta for the We’ll be taking 12 shows to 12 different locations around Atlanta for the 2017/18 Season, leading our audience on a year-long tour of the city. 2017/18 Season, leading our audience on a year-long tour of the city. We’ll introduce you to neighborhoods and spaces you may be unfamiliar We’ll introduce you to neighborhoods and spaces you may be unfamiliar with, re-introduce you to spaces you thought you already knew, and with, re-introduce you to spaces you thought you already knew, and introduce ourselves to new audiences as we move through town. introduce ourselves to new audiences as we move through town. While some of our 12 different venues will be traditional performing arts While some of our 12 different venues will be traditional performing arts spaces, others will be unexpected and alternative, where the work on spaces, others will be unexpected and alternative, where the work on stage might not be on a stage at all. We’ll have the opportunity to make stage might not be on a stage at all. We’ll have the opportunity to make art that responds to its context in a way that we’ve never done before. art that responds to its context in a way that we’ve never done before.

There’s There’s no no place place like like home. home. Our 50th anniversary 2018/19 Season will open in a brand new Alliance Our 50th anniversary 2018/19 Season will open in a brand new Alliance Theatre. We look forward to the journey ahead and hope you’ll come Theatre. We look forward to the journey ahead and hope you’ll come along for the ride. But in the end, we’ll come home to a new theater ready along for the ride. But in the end, we’ll come home to a new theater ready for another 50 years of innovative art. for another 50 years of innovative art.

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

BOOK BY JANECE SHAFFER SET DESIGN

TODD ROSENTHAL

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY KRISTIAN BUSH

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MUSIC DIRECTOR

LIGHTING DESIGN

KEN YUNKER STAGE MANAGER

BRANDON BUSH

BRET TORBECK

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DIRECTED BY SUSAN V. BOOTH Generous support for this production provided by Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith This play is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award. Guitars provided by

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CAST in alphabetical order * ANDREW BENATOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Izzy * SYLVIE DAVIDSON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inez RADNEY FOSTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Mason * ROB LAWHON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pooch/Jimmie Lollie * BETHANY ANNE LIND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ludee Feeback/Miss Kitty/Cora (offstage voice) * ZACH SEABAUGH. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Mason

UNDERSTUDIES PAIGE KEANE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Inez/Ludee Feeback/Miss Kitty/Cora (offstage voice) CORY KOSEL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe/Pooch/Jimmie Lollie JAKE KRAKOVSKY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Izzy * ROB LAWHON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Billy Mason STAGE MANAGEMENT * BRET TORBECK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager * JAYSON T. WADDELL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Stage Manager SHAWANNA HALL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Apprentice ALEXIS McKAY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Management Observer MUSICIANS BRANDON BUSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Player/Conductor SCOTT GLAZER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bass BENJI SHANKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electric Guitar PRODUCTION AND DESIGN ASSISTANCE EMILY KLEYPAS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Assistance DAVID MOYER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Design Assistant NICHOLE PALMIETTO. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Directing Observer BENJI SHANKS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guitar Technician REBEKAH SUELLAU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant to the Director/Script Wrangler . FOR THIS PRODUCTION HAUZIA CONYERS, NIKI TRAXLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe LINDSEY EWING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wig Master GABBY IDE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting Programmer KRIS MEYER, HOLLY O’REAGAN. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Engineers WILLIE PARKS, HAYLEE SCOTT, VINCENT SIMONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Operations SETTING NASHVILLE, TENN., 1951

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ANDREW BENATOR (Izzy) Alliance Theatre: Disgraced; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Good People; August: Osage County; Eurydice; Tennis in Nablus; A Christmas Carol. Atlanta: Race (True Colors Theatre); Seminar, Becky Shaw (Actor’s Express); Freud’s Last Session (Theatrical Outfit); The Tempest (Georgia Shakespeare); Women in Jeopardy; Boeing, Boeing (Aurora Theatre). Off-Broadway: Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, Valparaiso, Flu Season. Regional: Hartford TheaterWorks, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Sacramento’s B St. Theater, San Jose Rep, San Francisco’s Magic Theater. Film & TV: The Founder, Million Dollar Arm, Confirmation, Last of Robin Hood, “Stranger Things,” “Red Band Society,” “Being Mary Jane,” “Burn Notice,” “House of Payne.” Proud recipient of the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship. andrewbenator.com SYLVIE DAVIDSON (Inez) is making her Alliance Theatre debut. A graduate of Knox College, Sylvie’s credits include Pump Boys and Dinettes (Village Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Island Stage Left), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (Rubicon Theatre), Great Expectations and the title role in Jane Austen’s Emma (Book-It Rep), A Christmas Carol and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (ACT), Tails of Wasps (NCTC) and the folk musical Lonesome Traveler (Rubicon and off-Broadway’s 59E59). Screen credits include “Leverage,” Desert Cathedral and Until the Well Is Dry (composer). Sylvie, who’s also a songwriter, lives in Nashville with her husband and co-writer, Trevor Wheetman. trevorandsylvie.com RADNEY FOSTER (Billy Mason) is a Texas singer/songwriter whose credits include the upcoming feature film Beauty Mark, “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” and “CMT Crossroads.” Foster has written more than 20 Top 10 songs, including his own “Nobody Wins,” “Just Call Me Lonesome” and “Texas in 1880,” as well as hits by Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, the Dixie Chicks, and Hootie and the Blowfish. His compositions have appeared in such TV shows as “The Voice,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Guiding Light” and “Nashville,”

and in films starring Danny Glover, Nicolas Cage and Jodie Foster. He is making his professional stage debut at the Alliance Theatre. ROB LAWHON (Pooch/Jimmie Lollie, U/S Billy Mason) is thrilled to return to the Alliance Stage. Other Alliance credits include the Miller in Pancakes, Pancakes! and Howard in The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County. Other Atlanta credits include Buddy in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Hank Williams in Lost Highway (Theatrical Outfit) and Benny in Hands on a Hardbody (Aurora). Rob has appeared on “Sleepy Hollow” on Fox, and “Rectify” on IFC. Special thanks to Jody Feldman and Susan Booth, my incredibly supportive family and my son Gibson, who I love more than anything else in the whole wide world. BETHANY ANNE LIND (Ludee Feeback/Miss Kitty/Cora, offstage voice) is thrilled to be back with y’all at the Alliance. Previously: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Edward Foote, August: Osage County, Carapace and 26 Miles. Regional: His Girl Friday (La Jolla Playhouse), Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Arena Stage), Really Really (Signature Theatre) and The Storytelling Ability of a Boy (Florida Stage). Atlanta: Our Town and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre), and The Glass Menagerie and Metamorphoses (Georgia Shakespeare), among others. Film/TV: Flight with Denzel Washington, Crackerjack, Mean Girls 2, “Stranger Things,” “The Walking Dead,” “Rectify,” “Army Wives,” “Drop Dead Diva” and recurring roles on “Turn: Washington’s Spies” and “The Game.” bethanylind.com ZACH SEABAUGH (Joe Mason) is thrilled to make his Alliance debut! Zach is a country singer-songwriter based in Atlanta. In 2015, he auditioned for the NBC show “The Voice,” and went on to become a member of Team Blake. He was then 16, placed fifth in the overall competition and his dream of pursuing a country music career was set in stone. Following “The Voice,” Zach released a self-titled, five-song EP in the summer of 2016, which entered the iTunes ALLIANCETHEATRE.ORG 19


profiles Country Album Chart at No. 3, and Billboard’s Country Music Charts at No. 25. He recently performed at KICKS 101.5’s “Country Fair 2016” along with headliners Lady Antebellum, Jennifer Nettles and Chris Janson, and opened for Nettles in Charlotte, N.C., and Chattanooga, Tenn. PAIGE KEANE (U/S Inez/Ludee Feeback/Miss Kitty/Cora, offstage voice) is thrilled to be working as an understudy at the Alliance. She recently graduated from Brenau University with a B.F.A. in acting and her favorite credits to date include Dracula, The Great Gatsby, Antigone (Gainesville Theatre Alliance); Shakespeare on Tour/ Shiver Me Timbers (GTA Repertory Company); The Frog Prince and As You Like It (Georgia Shakespeare). Thanks to my friends, my family and the cast of Troubadour for this amazing experience. CORY KOSEL (U/S Joe/Pooch/ Jimmie Lollie) Alliance debut. New York: In a Word (Hangar Theatre), The EDEN Project (Theater for the New City), The History Boys (Gallery Players), Cowboy Mouth (Paul Robeson Theatre). Dallas: A Christmas Carol (Dallas Theater Center), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, A Civil War Christmas (Theatre Three). Cory is a member of the NYC-based ensemble Stable Cable Lab Co., where his credits include Lindsay Joy’s In the Event of My Death (IRT Theater) and a workshop production of Ken Urban’s Nibbler (Theatre 54). TV/film: “Mama Dallas,” “Revolution.” He fronts the Texas based band Hophead Talk. Thanks Em, Jody, Mom and Pop! JAKE KRAKOVSKY (U/S Izzy) is delighted to return to the Alliance stage. Jake is an Atlanta native, who works as an actor, writer, director, puppeteer, clown and teaching artist. Recent credits include Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Center for Puppetry Arts), Dispossessed (Essential Theater) and Born for This: The BeBe Winans Story (Alliance Theatre). Jake can be seen as a number of characters in Play the Play With

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Cat the Cat, part of the Alliance’s Kathy & Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young. Upcoming: Cupid in Ravished at Theater Emory. Big, big love to his friends & family for their unwavering support, and big, big thanks to Jody, Celise and Emily. 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 theatre as an essential component of our society. JANECE SHAFFER (Playwright) is an awardwinning and nationally produced playwright who has written more than a dozen works, including seven Alliance Theatre world premieres. Her credits include The Geller Girls (Alliance Theatre, Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award); Broke (Alliance Theatre, Gene-Gabriel Moore Best New Play Award); Managing Maxine (commissioned by the Alliance Theatre, Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, later produced at the Asolo Repertory in Sarasota, Fla., and Human Race Theatre in Dayton, Ohio); Brownie Points (Theatrical Outfit, Gene-Gabriel Moore Best New Play Award, later produced at Seattle’s Taproot Theater and Lamb’s Players Theatre in San Diego); Bluish; and He Looks Great in a Hat. Shaffer will present her Cinderella and Fella for the Alliance Family Series in March. She gives special thanks to the Troubadour team, including Kristian Bush and Susan Booth for embracing the rhinestone, and to her family – who is always up for the ride! KRISTIAN BUSH (Composer) is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist who has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multiinstrumentalist started his career with the folk-rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early 1990s. In 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of more than 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including Grammys, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. In 2014, Bush made his solo debut with Top 20 hit “Trailer Hitch,” featured on his critically acclaimed


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profiles album Southern Gravity, named the “feel-good album of the year” by Country Music Weekly and named one of the Top 10 country albums of 2015 by Rolling Stone. He recently wrote and performed “Forever Now,” the theme song to the TLC reality series “Say Yes to the Dress.” Troubadour is his first musical. For more information, visit kristianbush. com 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 projects 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. BRANDON BUSH (Music Director and Player/ Conductor) has performed on Grammy Awardnominated and winning releases by John Mayer, Sugarland and Shawn Mullins. As a member of the multiplatinum selling rock band Train, Brandon toured the world, indulging in his lifelong rockand-roll fantasy of performing a keyboard solo on a smoke-emitting Moog synthesizer. These days, while on the road with the likes of his brother Kristian Bush and Sugarland, Brandon manages the Atlanta-based music publishing company Songs of the Architect, composes for visual media and 22 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

hosts a drive time radio show on Atlanta’s Voice of the Arts AM1690. A product and avid supporter of the Georgia music community, Brandon serves as a trustee on the national board of the Recording Academy. TODD ROSENTHAL (Set Designer) has Broadway credits that include August: Osage County (Tony Award); The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Tony nomination); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Of Mice and Men (filmed by National Theatre Live); This Is Our Youth; and Fish in the Dark. Upcoming Broadway: Roman Holiday. Off-Broadway: Red Light Winter (Barrow Street); Domesticated (Lincoln Center); and Qualms (Playwrights Horizons). Designer for six years for Big Apple Circus. International credits: August: Osage County (London and Australia); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Ireland); and Nice Fish (London). Regional work includes Steppenwolf, Goodman (artistic partner), Guthrie, Berkeley Repertory, American Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare and many others. Museum exhibitions include “Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition” and “The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes.” Awards include Laurence Olivier, Helen Hayes, Ovation, Garland, Joseph Jefferson and the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration. Todd is a professor at Northwestern University and a graduate of the Yale School of Drama. LEX LIANG (Costume Designer) designs for theater, film, dance and special events. He is thrilled to be back at the Alliance, where he most recently designed Disgraced. Other Alliance credits include Blues for an Alabama Sky, The Tall Girls, In Love and Warcraft, What I Learned in Paris and Into the Woods. Regionally, Lex has worked at the Cleveland Play House, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Denver Center, La Jolla Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse, among others. He’s designed more than 50 NYC/offBroadway productions. Select projects include Secrets of a Soccer Mom, The Yellow Wood, The Shape of Metal, Made in Heaven and the upcoming 9th Circle. Lex is the principal at LDC Design Associates, a NYC-based company specializing in the design and production of creative events and interiors. Recent projects include New York City Wine and Food Festival, the 2015 Tony Awards Gala and the closing gala dinner for Fashion Week 2016. Lex is a member


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profiles of United Scenic Artists Local 829, and has received multiple BroadwayWorld Awards, Cleveland Critics Circle Awards, a Suzi Bass Award, a Santi Flaherty Award and is a Princess Grace Award nominee. For Kitty. LDCdesign.com KEN YUNKER (Lighting Designer) is the resident lighting designer for Sarasota Opera, lighting designer for Atlanta Opera and lighting director of FIO Americas, Brazil. Alliance credits: Pancakes, Pancakes!; Native Guard; The Geller Girls; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Good People; What I Learned in Paris; Into the Woods; August: Osage County; Avenue X; Ms. Warren’s Profession; Aladdin; The Underpants; and The Miracle Worker. National credits: Florida Grand Opera, Utah Shakespeare, Bermuda Arts Festival, McCarter Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Utah Opera. Atlanta awards: Suzis for 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 16 years, designing more than 90 productions including 26 world premieres, 30 musicals and 23 Theatre for Young Audiences productions. Recent work includes Disgraced; Pancakes, Pancakes!; Edward Foote; and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He;s 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: Six Suzi Bass awards for outstanding sound design with 14 nominations. He is a graduate of Presbyterian College (B.A.), North Carolina School of the Arts (M.F.A.) and a member of IATSE/USA829 and TSDCA. BRET TORBECK (Resident Stage Manager) could not be happier to be working on the world premiere of Troubadour. Previous credits here at the Alliance include Home for the Holidays: 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 25 years, he has enjoyed working all over the country and on many new projects. Frequent cities include Seattle, San Diego and Washington, D.C., but Atlanta is home now. He also enjoys teaching and was a guest 24 ENCOREATLANTA.COM

faculty member at the University of Washington for five years. JAYSON T. WADDELL (Assistant Stage Manager) Atlanta credits include Moby Dick, Born for This, Tiger Style, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Tuck Everlasting, Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life, The Geller Girls, Carapace, A Christmas Carol, The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks and Bike America (Alliance Theatre); The Full Monty and Young Frankenstein (Atlanta Lyric Theatre); and Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony and Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night and Shame the Devil: An Evening With Fanny Kemble (Illinois Shakespeare Festival). Waddell is a graduate of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. 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.


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discover us. discover you. discover us. discover you. Rarely does the passing of one generation to another go smoothly. Janece Shaffer and Kristian Bush approach this generational “passing of the torch” from a legendary country star to his son in a humorous, romantic and somewhat haunting manner. It’s wonderful that the Alliance is celebrating the often-fraught journey of singer-songwriters — a story dear to our hearts at Eddie’s Attic — with a show featuring actual musicians whose work we’ve supported for many years. We’re proud to be a promotional partner on this exciting world premiere. Prepare to be blown away by these original songs performed by this multitalented cast. Andrew Hingley Talent Buyer, Eddie’s Attic

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synopsis: It’s 1951 in Nashville, Tenn., and Billy Mason, the king of country music, is days away from his farewell concert at the Ryman Auditorium. Crowds will gather there to wish him well and to see if his only son, Joe, has the talent and guts to continue the Mason legacy. Days before the concert, Joe challenges his father’s conservative notions for the first time, and Billy, feeling threatened, sees that Joe is no longer welcome in Nashville. Feeling abandoned and alone, Joe meets an unlikely duo, and the three spend several days writing songs and helping Joe Mason become the musician he was meant to be.

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about the alliance theatre The Alliance Theatre is Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. Founded in 1968, the Alliance Theatre is the leading producing theater in the Southeast, reaching more than 165,000 patrons annually. The Alliance delivers powerful programming that challenges adult and youth audiences to think critically and care deeply. Under the leadership of Susan V. Booth, Jennings Hertz Artistic Director, the Alliance Theatre received the Regional Theatre Tony Award® in recognition of sustained excellence in programming, education, and community engagement. Known for its high artistic standards and national role in creating significant theatrical works, the Alliance has premiered more than 100 original productions including Tony Award® winners The Color Purple by Alice Walker, Aida by Elton John and Tim Rice, and Alfred Uhry’s The Last Night of Ballyhoo. The Alliance has developed and premiered important American musicals with a strong track record of Broadway, touring, and subsequent productions, including the world premieres of Sister Act: The Musical, Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away, Bring It On: The Musical, Stephen King and John Mellencamp’s Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, the world premiere of the new musical Tuck Everlasting, and most recently, Born for This: the BeBe Winans Story. The Alliance also creates and nurtures the careers of artists through the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, producing the world premiere for the competition winner as part of the regular season, and the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, providing developmental support and production resources for three performing arts projects each year. The Alliance’s dedication to providing access to the arts is reflected in its commitment to creating new work for all ages, and to bringing that work into classrooms and communities across Atlanta and throughout the region. More than 50,000 students each year experience age-specific professional performances and participate in acting classes, drama camps, and in-school initiatives through the Alliance Theatre Acting Program and Education Department. The Alliance’s groundbreaking Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young performances offer professionally-produced, fully interactive theater for infants and toddlers; the Palefsky Collision Project invites high school artists to create and perform new civic-minded theater based on a classic text; and community acting classes and skill-building workshops engage professional artists, young actors, business leaders, and curious learners of all ages. Twice recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for leadership in arts education, the Alliance Arts for Learning Institute equips classroom teachers with theatrical techniques that link directly to school curriculum and have been empirically proven to improve student learning. These programs include Georgia Wolf Trap Early Learning Through the Arts and Dramaturgy K–12, in which students create research material that informs Alliance productions and prepares peer audiences. The work produced by the Alliance allows locally based artists the chance to create on a nationally watched stage, building and sustaining Atlanta’s artistic community. The vision of the Alliance Theatre is to be a beacon of leadership for the national field, while remaining deeply rooted in and reflective of our local Atlanta community. MISSION Atlanta’s national theater, expanding hearts and minds on stage and off. VISION The Alliance will lead the national field by deeply engaging with its local community, modeling radical inclusion and catalytic experiences on our stages, in our classrooms, and throughout Atlanta. alliancetheatre.org or 404.733.4650

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board of directors officers

Chair Reade Fahs Immediate Past Chair Victoria Palefsky Treasurers Steve Chaddick Fran Rogers

lifetime directors

Rita Anderson Ken Bernhardt Frank Chew Ann Cramer* Linda Davidson Laura Hardman* Hays Mershon Richard S. Myrick Helen Regenstein Bob Reiser Jane Shivers Sally G. Tomlinson Ben White

directors

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

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

advisory board

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

Joan Netzel Gail O’Neill Michael Parver Kendrick Heather Phillips Kathy Portnoy Almeera Jiwa Pratt Jennifer Schwartz Ron Segal Jibran Shermohammed Nancy Silverboard Robert D. Simmermon Susan Stiefel Chuck Taylor Natasha Trethewey Alexandra Tucci Shawn Tylka Nse Ufot Avril Vignos Charmaine Ward Amanda Watkins Ellen Adair Wyche * Executive Committee Member ^ Ex-officio

volunteer leadership

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

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

★★★★★★★ $250,000+ The Coca-Cola Company Anonymous The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Spray Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation

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

The Kendeda Fund The Shubert Foundation Turner

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

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

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

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

★★★ $10,000+ The Abraham J & Phyllis Katz Foundation The Allstate Foundation Alston & Bird Thalia + Michael C. Carlos Foundation Cartoon Network CKKO Foundation

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

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

John and Mary Franklin Foundation Jones Day King & Spalding Rotary Education Foundation Theatre Communications Group

Theatre Forward Thompson Hine United Distributors

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

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

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sponsors THE COCA-COLA COMPANY is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most valuable and recognizable brands, our company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. For more information, visit 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.

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annual fund Individual donors contribute more than $2 million to the Alliance Theatre so that we are able to present exceptional theater and educational programming to our community. We are deeply grateful for their support. To find out more about the benefits of giving or to make your gift, visit us at alliancetheatre.org/donate or call 404-733-4710. Listed below are pledges and gifts to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund and special events for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons from June 1, 2015 through December 1, 2016. $100,000+

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Dean DuBose & Bronson Smith Spray Foundation, Inc.

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

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

Judge Gregory A. Adams & Wanda C. Adams Diane & Kent Alexander Theodore & Andrea Altholz Mr. & Mrs. Brian Anderson Mary Allen Arnold Elizabeth & John Bacon Deborah Bannworth & Joy Lynn Fields Mr. & Mrs. Roland L. Bates Candace & Jeff Bell Mark & Pam Bell Mr. & Mrs. John Benator Jeff Bergstrom Shirley Blaine Mrs. Lucinda W. Bunnen Aubrey & Carol Bush Susan & Tom Callaway Candace Carson Melodie H. Clayton Rita & Ralph Connell Bill Damaschke Richard & Linda Davis Phil Delanty Mr. & Mrs. David E. Dermer Ralph & Ree Edwards The Robert S. Elster Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Tim Eyerly Andrew & Wendie Fisher Linda M. Garrett Mr. & Mrs. Taylor Glover Lynne & Jack Halpern Valerie Hartman John Haupert & Bryan Brooks Richard & Dorothy Hines Stephen & Taylor Horne Dr. Joyce F. Houser Adrienne Hudson Kay H. & Burke C. Jones Mark Keiser Dr. William A. Kiser Steven & Sheri Labovitz Conchita Heyn & Robert Lichtefeld Linda L. Lively & James E. Hugh, III Raymond & Penelope McPhee Mr. & Mrs. Nathan Metzger Janice & Tom Munsterman Debbie & Lon Neese Bill & Carey Peard Peg Petersen Karen Porch Erin Quinn Don & Rosalinda Ratajczak Dr. Denise Raynor Rebecca & John Reeves Dr. Susan Rifkin & Mr. David Rifkin Dr. & Mrs. Fredric Rosenberg Mr. & Mrs. Mark Rosenberg Michael & Debbie Salyards Sam Schwartz & Lynn Goldowski Dr. and Mrs. Robert Simmermon Smith, LLC Mr. Scott Sorrels Ms. Martha B. Stephens & Ms. Linda B. August Jim & Janie Stratigos Dr. & Mrs. Alan Sunshine

$50,000+ Barbara & Steve Chaddick Katie & Reade Fahs Starr Moore & the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation Victoria & Howard Palefsky Sally G. Tomlinson $25,000+ Ms. Kristin Adams Stephanie Blank Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers & Mr. David Lile Ellen & Howard Feinsand David & Carolyn Gould Jocelyn J. Hunter Mr. & Mrs. David E. Kiefer Jane & Hicks Lanier Hala & Steve Moddelmog Stephen & Marjorie Osheroff Dan & Garnet Reardon Patty & Doug Reid Linda & Steve Selig; Kathy & Steve Kuranoff Mr. & Mrs. Bradford L. Watkins Ramona & Ben White Paul Wrights $15,000-$24,999 The Balloun Family The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Susan Booth & Max Leventhal Laura Brightwell LeighAnn & Chad Costley Linda & Gene Davidson Doris & Matthew Geller Marsha & Richard Goerss Doug & Lila Hertz Anne & Mark Kaiser John C. Keller David & Mary Jane Kirkpatrick Malinda Krantz Mr. Alan B. McKeon & Ms. Evelyn Ashley Phil & Caroline MoĂŻse Mr. & Mrs. Angus Morrison Bob & Margaret Reiser Waffle House Mark & Linda Silberman Dr. & Mrs. Robert Simmermon Chandra Stephens-Albright & Warren Albright Charlita Stephens-Walker, Charles* & Delores Stephens Tim & Maria Tassopoulous Rosemarie & David Thurston Mark & Rebekah Wasserman Mr. & Mrs. Monte Wilson Amy & Todd Zeldin

$7,500-$9,999 James Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Adam Fuller Mr. Christopher M. Jones & Mr. Roger J. Smith Mr. & Mrs. John S. Markwalter, Jr. $5,000-$7,499 Gene G. Abel, M.D. & Nora Harlow John & Lynn Ayers Ron & Lisa Brill Charitable Trust Frank Buonanotte Mr. & Mrs. W. Kent Canipe Franklin & Dorothy Chandler Ezra Cohen Charitable Trust Ann & Jim Curry Eve & Bob Eckardt Dr. & Mrs. Norman Elliott John & Cindy Ethridge Diane & Daryl Evans Karen & Andrew Ghertner Dr. Marvin Goldstein Erin & John Heyman Mrs. Erika James Paul & Rosthema Kastin David L. Kuniansky Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Mr. & Mrs. Solon P. Patterson Scott, Dallas, & Mia Pioli Bill & Rhonda Rowland Sharon & David Schachter Alan & Cyndy* Schreihofer Mr. & Mrs.* Charles B. Shelton III Mr. & Mrs. Sandeep Soni Henry N. & Margaret P. Staats Lynne & Steve Steindel Chuck & Lisa Cannon-Taylor Susan & Tom Wardell

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annual fund $1,500 - $2,499 (cont’d) Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth G. Taylor Kathy & Ron Tomajko Ms. Natasha Trethewey Penn & Sally Wells Mr. & Mrs. D. K. Wheeler Barbara A. White Sue S. Williams $1,000 - $1,499 Dr. & Mrs. Marshall Abes Sharon Adams Michael & Andrea Barrett Mr. & Mrs. Billy Bauman Mr. & Mrs. Francis S. Blake Thomas Brown Family Charity Dean & Tarsha W. Calloway David Cofrin & Christine Tryba-Cofrin Julian Dejuan Bryan & Barbara Fields Mr. & Mrs. William C. Fowler Debbie Frank Mr. & Mrs. John J. Gillin Mr. & Mrs. Frank S. Goodman Mr. Kevin Greiner & Mrs. Robyn S. Roberts James & Vicki Griffiths Warren M. Gump Mr. Lucas Hathaway Mr. Walter Henderson Mrs. Elaine L. Hentschel Bruce & Elizabeth Herman Benjamin & Allison Hill in Memory of Pete Shinn Mark Hobson The International Council of Fine Arts Deans Suzanne & Thad King Lucy Kinnaird Mrs. Bobbi Kornblit Elizabeth Levine in honor of Billy Levine Richard Long & Sheri Easton-Long Lubo Fund William McKay Jim & Jo McLean Carol & Dart Meadows Susan L. Nardelli Ann Starr & Kent Nelson

Joan Netzel & John Gronwall Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ollinger Mr. Thomas Pinckney Dr. Jerry & Mrs. Linda Richman Roger & Lynn Ritvo in honor of Ken McNeil Dr. & Mrs. Charles Rosenberg Ronald Russell & Don Sweat Neil & Susan Sandler Chris Schneider Elizabeth Wallace & Christopher Scislowicz Rochelle Barker Shinn in Memory of Pete Shinn Jane E. Shivers Philip Slaughter Mr. Richard Thomas Laura Thruston in Memory of Pete Shinn Mrs. & Mr. Velma C. Tilley Ms. Avril Vignos Vogel Family Foundation Mr. Kevin Warren Adrienne Whitehead John Williamson Melody Wilder Wilson Ms. Amy Winokur William & Nancy Yang P.J. Younglove Hovey $750 - $999 Lisa & Joe Bankoff Ms. Donna C. Bowman Ronald L. Budde Mr. & Mrs. Gary Elder Shan Franklin Dr. Arthur Griffiths & Dr. Deborah Griffiths Louise S. Gunn Carsten Hilker Kurle Law, LLC S. Jarvin Levison Ms. Theresa McCabe Geoffrey & Betsy Meacham Dori & Jack Miller Mr. & Mrs. Isador Mitzner Peter Ohanlon Ratonyi Family Philanthropic Fund Judith Reece The Shockley Family Mr. & Mrs. Joseph B. Vivona

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

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

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

Danielle Hicks Jim Hubbert Rachel Jones Megan Kier Kyle Longwell Liz Lyons Michael Lyons Leora Morris Suzanne Morris Victor Mouledoux Christopher Moses Margo Moskowitz Patrick Myers

Rosemary Newcott Mary Alice Nichols J. Noble Courtney O’Neill Elisia’ Parker Willie Parks Thomas Pinckney Rebecca Pogue Melissa Rose Mike Schleifer Amy Schwartz Brian Shively Vincent Simons

Paige Smith Matthew Tanner Bret Torbeck Laura Thruston Caitlin Way Cindy Lou Who Jackalyn 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 Director of Development, Board/Major Gifts at 404-733-4757 or caitlin.way@alliancetheatre.org. Rita M. Anderson Anonymous Betty Blondeau-Russell Jim & Anne Breedlove Ezra Cohen Ann & Jeff Cramer Mr. & Mrs. Edward S. Croft, III Sallie Adams Daniel Linda & Gene Davidson Howard & Ellen Feinsand Laura & John Hardman Glen E. & Nancy Hesler

P.J. Younglove Hovey William C. Hyde Lauren & David Kiefer Virginia Vann* & Ken Large Anna & Hays Mershon Mr. & Mrs. John McColskey Phil & Caroline Moise Richard S. & Winifred B. Myrick Victoria & Howard Palefsky Jan Pomerantz Helen M. Regenstein Margaret & Bob Reiser

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

* deceased

matching gift companies We would like to thank the following companies who have matched contributions to the Alliance Theatre Annual Fund. Please visit alliancetheatre.org/match to find out if your employer will match your contribution. American Express AIG Corporation Aon Risk Solutions AT&T Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Bryan Cave-Powell Goldstein Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. Chubb Corporation The Coca-Cola Company Deloitte Equifax, Inc.

GE Energy Georgia Power Home Depot Foundation Honda Motor Co. IBM Corporation JPMorgan Chase Kimberly-Clark Foundation Macy’s Foundation McDonald’s Corporation Microsoft Corporation Neiman Marcus

Norfolk Southern Corporation Plum Creek Prudential Financial Publix Super Markets Sprint SunTrust Foundation Time Warner, Inc. Verizon Corporation Yahoo! Wells Fargo

Do you appreciate live theatre, enjoy meeting new people and trying new things? If so, then get involved with one of the largest volunteer forces in the arts. The Alliance Theatre volunteer STARS program offers a wide range of opportunities, which includes advocating for live theatre, ushering for Alliance productions, participating in and staffing fundraising & hospitality events, and assisting Alliance staff members with daily office tasks. STARS is composed of three committees working together on fundsaving and fund-raising projects to benefit the theatre. The three committees are the Theatre Advocates, the Theatre Educators, and the Theatre Ushers. For more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Michael Winn at Michael.Winn@ alliancetheatre.org.


CURRENT FUNDERS List as of August 2016 Theatre Forward advances the American theatre and its communities by providing funding and other resources to the country’s leading nonprofit theatres. Theatre Forward and our theatres are most grateful to the following Educating Through Theatre funders: THEATRE EXECUTIVES ($50,000-$99,000) The Schloss Family Foundation Wells Fargo BENEFACTORS ($25,000-$49,999) Buford Alexander and Pamela Farr Steven & Joy Bunson James S. & Lynne Turley PACESETTERS ($15,000 $24,999) Alan & Jennifer Freedman Frank & Bonnie Orlowski National Endowment for the Arts Southwest Airlines† Theatermania/ Gretchen Shugart George S. Smith, Jr. DONORS ($10,000 $14,999) Lisa Orberg RBC Wealth Management Daniel A. Simkowitz TD Charitable Foundation Isabelle Winkles

SUPPORTERS ($2,500 $9,999) Mitchell J. Auslander Paula A. Dominick Dorfman and Kaish Family Foundation, Inc. John R. Dutt Bruce R. and Tracey Ewing Mason & Kim Granger Brian J. Harkins Gregory S. Hurst Howard and Janet Kagan Joseph F. Kirk John R. Mathena Jonathan Maurer and Gretchen Shugart John Thomopoulos †Includes In-kind support Theatre Forward supporters are former supporters of National Corporate Theatre Fund and Impact Creativity. For a complete list of funders visit theatreforward.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 38 partners who lead our efforts to ensure the arts thrive in our community.

$1 MILLION+

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

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

Terra Foundation for American Art Wells Fargo

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

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

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

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

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

Turner wish Foundation

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

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THE PATRON CIRCLE $200,000+

A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra AT&T Georgia-Pacific Corporation Estate of Jeannie Hearn Beth and Tommy Holder Jane and Clayton Jackson Jones Day Foundation & Employees Sarah and Jim Kennedy Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr. Estate of Amy Norman Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot Margaret and Terry Stent Tull Charitable Foundation

$150,000+

1180 Peachtree A Friend of the Woodruff Arts Center Alston & Bird LLP The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori BB&T Joe and Alexis Best III The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund-Atlanta Equifax, Inc. Fulton County Arts Council The Howell Fund, Inc. Victoria and Howard Palefsky PNC Estate of Shirley Rivers The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation Mrs. Sue Williams

$100,000+

A Friend of the Alliance Theatre HerbertAllen / Allen & Company AmericasMart Atlanta The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Atlanta Foundation Sandra and Dan Baldwin Lucinda W. Bunnen Barbara and Steve Chaddick City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Ann and Jeff Cramer Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation / Dan W. Boone III First Data Corporation Sally and Carl Gable Carol and Paul Garcia Helen C. Griffith Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Emily and Carl Knobloch Morgens West Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust Company The Pittulloch Foundation Margaret and Bob Reiser The Richman Family Foundation Southern Company Gas

Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund WestRock Company Woodruff Arts Center Employees

$75,000+

Alexander Babbage, Inc. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Frances B. Bunzl Cisco Edgerton Foundation New American Plays The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation North Highland Publix Super Market Charities Mrs. Ruth Magness Rollins Triad Foundation, Inc.

$50,000+

Akris ALPLA Susan and Richard Anderson Assurant Atlanta Braves Birch Communications Kenny and Nancy Blank Bloomberg The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Crawford & Company Katie and Reade Fahs Ellen and Howard Feinsand The Frances and Beverly DuBose Foundation, Inc. Paul and Kate Gaffney Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III General Electric Company Genuine Parts Company The Graves Foundation The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Karen and Jeb Hughes Isdell Family Foundation Mr. Michael Kaufmann John C. Keller The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Massey Charitable Trust NCR Foundation Norfolk Southern Corporation One Museum Place Primerica, Inc. R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Razorfish Regions Bank Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richman Mr. Ferdinand C. Seefried Chip and Sharon Shirley The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

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The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY16 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds. Mr. and Mrs. H. Bronson Smith Sara and Paul Steinfeld Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Target Stores United Distributors, Inc. voestalpine Waffle House Susan and Tom Wardell Elizabeth and Chris Willett Joni Winston

$25,000+

A Friend of the High Museum of Art Kristie and Charles Abney Accenture LLP Ms. Kristin Adams Madeline and Howell Adams, Jr. Allstate Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Arby’s Foundation, Inc. Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Spring and Tom Asher Atlanta Marriott Marquis AVYVE Axiall Corporation The Balloun Family Juanita and Gregory Baranco Anna and Ed Bastian Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney BNY Mellon Wealth Management Mr. Charles Brady John and Mary Brock John and Rosemary Brown Camp-Younts Foundation The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Bert and Cathy Clark Cobb EMC Community Foundation Cousins Properties Inc. Sherri and Jesse Crawford Creative Industries Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Elaine and Erroll Davis Marcia and John Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart Lynn Eden Brooke and Rod Edmond Emory University Peggy Foreman Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Charlotte R. Garson Georgia Natural Gas Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund GMT Capital Corporation David and Carolyn Gould Grant Thornton LLP Nancy and Holcombe Green Joy and Tony Greene Judah S. Gudelsky Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. James B. Hannan The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Heineken USA Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes

Allison and Ben Hill Holder Construction Infor Global Solutions Jim Cox, Jr. Fund JLL Katie and West Johnson Lori and Bill Johnson Andrea and Boland Jones Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Keough The Klaus Family Foundation Malinda and David Krantz Lisa & Ron Brill Charitable Trust Karole and John Lloyd Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McClain Sally and Allen McDaniel Mr. Harris N. Miller and Ms. Deborah A. Kahn Mueller Water Products, Inc. Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Newell Brands Novelis, Inc. Barbara and Sanford Orkin Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Oxford Industries, Inc. John R. Paddock, PhD and Karen M. Schwartz, PhD Vicki and John Palmer Beth and David Park Sally and Pete Parsonson Mrs. Martha Pentecost Mr. and Mrs. Michael Plant Porsche Cars North America Inc. Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund Printpack PulteGroup, Inc. Quikrete Mr. and Mrs. Peter Quinones Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Dan and Garnet Reardon Richard Gray Gallery, LLC Rocket Camp Phyllis and Sidney Rodbell Alyson and Greg Rogers Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Phil Sadler Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. SCANA Energy Bill and Rachel Schultz Mrs. William A. Schwartz Joyce and Henry Schwob The Selig Foundation: Linda & Steve Selig and Cathy & Steve Kuranoff ServiceNow Siemens Smith & Howard, P.C. Mrs. Lessie Smithgall Southwest Airlines Southwire Company

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THE PATRON CIRCLE $200,000+

A Friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra AT&T Georgia-Pacific Corporation Estate of Jeannie Hearn Beth and Tommy Holder Jane and Clayton Jackson Jones Day Foundation & Employees Sarah and Jim Kennedy Lucy R. and Gary Lee, Jr. Estate of Amy Norman Louise S. Sams and Jerome Grilhot Margaret and Terry Stent Tull Charitable Foundation

$150,000+

1180 Peachtree A Friend of the Woodruff Arts Center Alston & Bird LLP The Antinori Foundation / Ron and Susan Antinori BB&T Joe and Alexis Best III The David, Helen & Marian Woodward Fund-Atlanta Equifax, Inc. Fulton County Arts Council The Howell Fund, Inc. Victoria and Howard Palefsky PNC Estate of Shirley Rivers The Sartain Lanier Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation Mrs. Sue Williams

$100,000+

A Friend of the Alliance Theatre HerbertAllen / Allen & Company AmericasMart Atlanta The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Atlanta Foundation Sandra and Dan Baldwin Lucinda W. Bunnen Barbara and Steve Chaddick City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Ann and Jeff Cramer Dan and Merrie Boone Foundation / Dan W. Boone III First Data Corporation Sally and Carl Gable Carol and Paul Garcia Helen C. Griffith Kaiser Permanente Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP Emily and Carl Knobloch Morgens West Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust Company The Pittulloch Foundation Margaret and Bob Reiser The Richman Family Foundation Southern Company Gas

Carol and Ramon Tomé Family Fund WestRock Company Woodruff Arts Center Employees

$75,000+

Alexander Babbage, Inc. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Frances B. Bunzl Cisco Edgerton Foundation New American Plays The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc. Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Starr Moore and the James Starr Moore Memorial Foundation North Highland Publix Super Market Charities Mrs. Ruth Magness Rollins Triad Foundation, Inc.

$50,000+

Akris ALPLA Susan and Richard Anderson Assurant Atlanta Braves Birch Communications Kenny and Nancy Blank Bloomberg The Carter’s Charitable Foundation Carolynn Cooper and Pratap Mukharji Crawford & Company Katie and Reade Fahs Ellen and Howard Feinsand The Frances and Beverly DuBose Foundation, Inc. Paul and Kate Gaffney Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Gellerstedt III General Electric Company Genuine Parts Company The Graves Foundation The Hellen Ingram Plummer Charitable Foundation, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. Karen and Jeb Hughes Isdell Family Foundation Mr. Michael Kaufmann John C. Keller The Mark & Evelyn Trammell Foundation Massey Charitable Trust NCR Foundation Norfolk Southern Corporation One Museum Place Primerica, Inc. R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation Razorfish Regions Bank Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richman Mr. Ferdinand C. Seefried Chip and Sharon Shirley The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

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The Patron Circle includes donors who generously made contributions to our FY16 annual funds and/or long-term special projects and endowment funds. Mr. and Mrs. H. Bronson Smith Sara and Paul Steinfeld Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Target Stores United Distributors, Inc. voestalpine Waffle House Susan and Tom Wardell Elizabeth and Chris Willett Joni Winston

$25,000+

A Friend of the High Museum of Art Kristie and Charles Abney Accenture LLP Ms. Kristin Adams Madeline and Howell Adams, Jr. Allstate Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation Arby’s Foundation, Inc. Arnall Golden Gregory LLP Spring and Tom Asher Atlanta Marriott Marquis AVYVE Axiall Corporation The Balloun Family Juanita and Gregory Baranco Anna and Ed Bastian Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Blackney BNY Mellon Wealth Management Mr. Charles Brady John and Mary Brock John and Rosemary Brown Camp-Younts Foundation The Charles Loridans Foundation, Inc. Bert and Cathy Clark Cobb EMC Community Foundation Cousins Properties Inc. Sherri and Jesse Crawford Creative Industries Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Currey, Jr. Elaine and Erroll Davis Marcia and John Donnell Catherine Warren Dukehart Lynn Eden Brooke and Rod Edmond Emory University Peggy Foreman Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta Charlotte R. Garson Georgia Natural Gas Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund GMT Capital Corporation David and Carolyn Gould Grant Thornton LLP Nancy and Holcombe Green Joy and Tony Greene Judah S. Gudelsky Robert Hall Gunn, Jr. James B. Hannan The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust Heineken USA Virginia Hepner and Malcolm Barnes

Allison and Ben Hill Holder Construction Infor Global Solutions Jim Cox, Jr. Fund JLL Katie and West Johnson Lori and Bill Johnson Andrea and Boland Jones Mr. and Mrs. Michael L. Keough The Klaus Family Foundation Malinda and David Krantz Lisa & Ron Brill Charitable Trust Karole and John Lloyd Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company Mr. and Mrs. Forrest McClain Sally and Allen McDaniel Mr. Harris N. Miller and Ms. Deborah A. Kahn Mueller Water Products, Inc. Terence L. and Jeanne P. Neal Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP Newell Brands Novelis, Inc. Barbara and Sanford Orkin Oscar G. and Elsa S. Mayer Family Foundation Oxford Industries, Inc. John R. Paddock, PhD and Karen M. Schwartz, PhD Vicki and John Palmer Beth and David Park Sally and Pete Parsonson Mrs. Martha Pentecost Mr. and Mrs. Michael Plant Porsche Cars North America Inc. Price Gilbert, Jr. Charitable Fund Printpack PulteGroup, Inc. Quikrete Mr. and Mrs. Peter Quinones Mr. and Mrs. David M. Ratcliffe The Ray M. and Mary Elizabeth Lee Foundation, Inc. Dan and Garnet Reardon Richard Gray Gallery, LLC Rocket Camp Phyllis and Sidney Rodbell Alyson and Greg Rogers Ryder Truck Rental, Inc. Phil Sadler Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. SCANA Energy Bill and Rachel Schultz Mrs. William A. Schwartz Joyce and Henry Schwob The Selig Foundation: Linda & Steve Selig and Cathy & Steve Kuranoff ServiceNow Siemens Smith & Howard, P.C. Mrs. Lessie Smithgall Southwest Airlines Southwire Company


THE ENCORE ATLANTA

DINING GUIDE

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GREAT NIGHT OUT? Try one of these local restaurants before or after the show. For dinner-and-show packages, visit encoreatlanta.com/offers.

COURTESY FIFTH GROUP RESTAURANTS

AMERICAN

ESTABLISHMENT — In tribute to Southern fare, Establishment’s kitchen cultivates a traditional array of Georgia classics and original creations such pimiento cheese with bourbon bacon marmalade, hot boiled peanut hummus, venison “buckshot” meatballs, and one very special entree, an 1845 custom cut aged Delmonico steak served campfirestyle with parmesan rosemary truffle fries. Craft cocktails and regional beers. 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Suite 517 in Colony Square, 404.347.5291, establishmentatlanta.com. M LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT AND BAR — It’s hard to beat the location (across from the Fox Theatre in the Georgian Terrace), and diners get complimentary parking, but the main attraction is the glamour of the main dining room, which has hosted the likes of Clark Gable, and the al fresco

seating area. 659 Peachtree St. NE, 404.897.5000, livingstonatlanta.com. M LOBBY — The menu at this sophisticated American restaurant focuses on seasonal fare. In the lobby of TWELVE Atlantic Station. 361 17th St. NE, 404.961.7370, lobbyattwelve.com, M

NEIGHBORHOOD CODES A Alpharetta

NA North Atlanta

B Buckhead

OFW Old Fourth Ward

D Downtown

P

Perimeter Mall

DK Dekalb

SS

Sandy Springs

DW Dunwoody

V Vinings

IP

VH

Inman Park

M Midtown

Virginia Highland

W Westside


DINING GUIDE AMERICAN

ONE. MIDTOWN KITCHEN — Dine on fresh, seasonal American cuisine in a club-like atmosphere near Piedmont Park. 559 Dutch Valley Road, 404.892.4111, onemidtownkitchen.com. M PACES & VINE — The team behind intown Murphy’s expands to Vinings Jubilee with classic American comfort food crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Shared plates, fish, steaks. Wine-centric bar with craft cocktails. Weekday lunch, weekend brunch and dinner menus by celebrated Atlanta chef Ian Winslade (Murphy’s, W hotels, Bluepointe). 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 404.205.8255, pacesandvine.com. V SOHO — American-style bistro offers fish and seafood, beef, game and poultry, with gluten-free lunch and dinner options, plus their specially-priced Cobb Energy Centre theater menu will get you in and out with plenty of time to make the performance; just show your tickets to your server. Different weekly “wine and tapas” flights debut each Wednesday night. Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Road, 770.801.0069, sohoatlanta.com. V

Matt Ryan (above) is an eat-out kind of guy. You’ll often find him at Davio’s.

SOHO’s tempura calamari with a ginger-soy glaze.

SOUTH CITY KITCHEN — With a stylish, Southern-contemporary menu, this DiRoNA restaurant helped make grits hip for the business crowd. Three locations: Buckhead: 3350 Peachtree Rd #175, 404.815-6677; Midtown: 1144 Crescent Ave., 404.873.7358; Vinings: 1675 Cumberland Parkway, 770.435.0700, southcitykitchen. com. B, M, V

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RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE — A favorite local steakhouse with multiple locations near shopping and entertainment hot spots. Sides are generous, and the quality of the steaks and seafood is excellent. Four locations: Alpharetta, 11655 Haynes Bridge Road, 770.777.1500; Buckhead, 3285 Peachtree Road NE, 404.365.0660; Centennial Olympic Park, 267 Marietta St. NW, 404.223.6500; Kennesaw, 620 Chastain Road NW, 770.420.1985; ruthschris.com. A, B, D

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TWO URBAN LICKS — “Fiery” American cooking meets live music at this hip hangout. 820 Ralph McGill Blvd., 404.522.4622, twourbanlicks.com. M

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itude

CELEBRATING THE ART OF GIVING

ARTitude is an uptown funky gala benefitting the Circle for Children in its 90th year. A festive cocktail party, auction and menu of arts precede a seated dinner with fabulous entertainment including comedian Jerry Farber and energizing Platinum Band Atlanta, all to impact the lives of children for years to come ‌

Saturday, March 25, 2017 | Mason Fine Art, Atlanta Tickets $185 | www.circle4children.org | 404.295.9510

GOLD SPONSORS Martha & Bill Bechtel

Peggy & Tom Cannon

SILVER SPONSORS MIQ Logistics | Neiman Marcus | Northern Trust | Massive Booth Fidelity Bank | OTR Capital | Anne Wallis, in memory of W. Barry Wallis

MEDIA & SPECIAL THANKS The Atlantan (Exclusive) | Kroger | Diane & Tom Casey, Encore Atlanta Susan Petersen, Artesma Photography | Julie Vatuone, Graphic Designer


DINING GUIDE GORDON BIERSCH — Fresh-brewed beers are a tasty accent to this breweryrestaurant’s hearty pizzas, salads and sandwiches. For a small additional fee, pre-show diners can leave cars in the lot while they’re at the Fox Theatre. Two locations: Midtown: 848 Peachtree St. NE, 404.870.0805; Buckhead: 3242 Peachtree Road NE, 404.264.0253, gordonbiersch. com. M, B TAP — A gastropub offering easy-to-share pub fare and an extensive beer selection. The patio is a great place to chill after work. 1180 Peachtree St. NE, 404.347.2220, tapat1180.com. M

CREOLE/CAJUN

COPELAND’S OF NEW ORLEANS — Bayou fare, plus steak, chicken, pasta and sandwiches. Fresh desserts and pastries from the Cheesecake Bakery. Live Jazz Sunday brunch buffet. A favorite gathering spot for Saints fans. Libations include the “Pontchartrain Beach” martini. Lunch, brunch, dinner. Takeout available. 3101 Cobb Parkway, 770.612.3311, copelandsatlanta.com. V

PARISH — New Orleans-inspired dishes served with a modern twist and a fully stocked raw bar. A N’awlinsinspired brunch is served on weekends. Downstairs, a takeaway market sells sandwiches, spices, pastries and beverages. 240 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.681.4434, parishatl.com. OFW

EUROPEAN FUSION

ECCO — Esquire Magazine named this casual, European-influenced bistro a best new restaurant in America. It’s received raves for its wine list, wood-fired pizzas, and impressive meat and cheese menus. 40 7th St. NE, 404.347.9555, ecco-atlanta. com. M

ITALIAN

DAVIO’S NORTHERN ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE — At Phipps Plaza in the heart of Buckhead. 3500 Peachtree Road NE, 404.844.4810, davios.com/atl. B LA TAVOLA — Neighborhood hub for classic Italian comfort food has a cozy, exposed-brick interior & a back patio. 992 Virginia Ave. NE, 404.873.5430, latavolatrattoria.com. M MAGGIANO’S LITTLE ITALY — Specializing in Italian-American cuisine — and lots of it — in a classy-casual setting. Pick a booth for an intimate date night, or go big; this place is good for kids and groups. Takeout available at all locations. Buckhead: 3368 Peachtree Road, 404-816-9650; Cumberland Mall: 1601 Cumberland Mall, 770-799-1580; Perimeter Mall: 4400 Ashford-Dunwoody Road, 770-804-3313. maggianos.com B, NA, P

MEXICAN Copeland’s eggplant piroque

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ALMA — A refreshing approach to contemporary Mexican cuisine. Bright, fresh ingredients and traditional regional influences come together with other Latin American flavors in vibrant dishes that feel familiar and new all at once. 191 Peachtree St. NE, 404.968.9662, almaatlanta.com. D

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DINING GUIDE EL TACO — An eco-friendly watering hole serving fresh Mexican food made with allnatural meats and tasty margaritas. 1186 North Highland Ave. NE, 404.873.4656, eltaco-atlanta.com.VH

SEAFOOD/SUSHI

LURE — A modern interpretation of a classic fish house with a focus on seasonality and freshness. 1106 Crescent Ave., 404.817.3650. lure-atlanta.com. M

VEGAN

HERBAN FIX — With a mission to share the best fusion vegan cuisine with local residents, businesses and visitors, Herban Fix offers a fusion vegan menu to let you experience the most iconic food throughout different parts of Asia. Taking inspiration from various cuisines, the menu at Herban Fix is carefully crafted and plated and all the dishes are designed for sharing. Ingredients are

HERBAN FIX’s sweet pea ravioli in curry jus with leeks and assorted mushrooms (above).

premium select, organic, fresh and aimed at good health as well as great taste. 565-A Peachtree Street NE, 404.815.8787. M

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alliance theatre staff ARTISTIC Jennings Hertz Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan V. Booth Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth and Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosemary Newcott Producer & Casting Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jody Feldman Director of New Projects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Celise Kalke Playwright in Residence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pearl Cleage Yale Directing Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leora Morris Artistic Support Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Kleypas Kenny Leon Fellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olivia Matthews Spelman Interns . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ciara Jones, Maya Lawrence, Janerica Smith Reiser Lab Artists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Anderson, David De Vries, Patricia Henritze, Matt Huff, Derreck Kayongo, Hank Kimmel, Vynnie Meli, Mary Lynn Owen, Naima Carter Russell, Kendall Simpson

Scenery Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Longwell Assistant Technical Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Megan Kier Shop Foreman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patrick Conley Lead Welder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Lyons Lead Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Victor Mouledoux Jr. Carpenters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manny Abreo, Cassie Garner Charge Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kat Conley Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brooke Beall Additional Carpenter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sarah Shipp Sound Resident Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clay Benning Production Sound Engineer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michelle Jarvis Sound Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kris Meyer, Emma Lipsitt, Holly O’Reagan

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

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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 and Education Sales Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . Elisia’ Parker Community Engagement Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Si Peng Group Services Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Pinckney Group Services Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daviorr Snipes Brand Journalist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A’riel Tinter Community Engagement Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Winn Lead House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scot Fenton, Destiny Stancil House Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dana Hylton Calabro, Christina Dresser, Ken McNeil, Margo Moskowitz, Brittany Smith, Sarah Wallis


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