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M. BUTTERFLY Playwright DAVID HENRY HWANG Director VINCENT M. LANCISI
Rene Gallimard................................................................BRUCE RANDOLPH NELSON* Song Liling................................................................................................. VICHET CHUM* Marc/Man/Consul Sharpless........................................................... YAEGEL T. WELCH* Renee/Woman at Party/Girl in Magazine................................... KATHARINE ARIYAN Comrade Chin/Suzuki/Shu-Fang...................................................... TUYET THI PHAM* Helga................................................................................................ DEBORAH HAZLETT* M. Toulon/Man/Judge................................................................CHRISTOPHER BLOCH* Dancer/Servant.................................................................................. BRETT MESSIORA* Dancer/Servant................................................................................... MIKA J. NAKANO Lighting Design
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Time and Place: The action of the play takes place in a Paris prison in the present, and, in recall, during the decade 1960-70 in Beijing, and from 1966 to 1988 in Paris.
This production will be performed in three acts with two intermissions.
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A NOTE FROM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, VINCENT M. LANCISI
elcome. Playwright David Henry Hwang wrote a fascinating love story, filled with mystery, about a man searching for the perfect woman. The story is a bizarre and intriguing one, based on the true story of a French diplomat who fell in love with a Chinese opera singer and carried on a near twenty-year relationship before discovering that she was a man— and not only a man, but also a spy for the Chinese government. This was the basis for the trial that ensued in 1986 in Paris.
and that I would be directing M. Butterfly here at Everyman in September, he asked if I wanted to speak to Bernard. Naturally, I said yes, which resulted a return trip to France just three weeks later, and an incredible in-person meeting between me, Bernard, and actor Bruce Randolph Nelson—who portrays the French diplomat in the performance you are about to see. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet the real life M. Butterfly was nothing short of amazing!
The play you are about to witness is fiction. It explores how this love story might have occurred. Hwang writes a riveting tale about Man vs. Woman, East vs. West, and all in a foreign land undergoing a communist revolution. It’s a story about love, perception, gender and race. It’s about our masculine and feminine ideals.
Although the play veers from the real story of Bernard Boursicot—the result of a playwright’s creative imagination, exploring themes of love and life—there is a lot that David Henry Hwang got right about the psychological underpinnings of its characters. When he wrote the play, it was years before the Internet, and there was little written about the trial in the American press. Yet, I find the accuracy remarkable.
Sometimes life is stranger than fiction. On a vacation last May, my wife and I were touring the south of France. My wife asked our tour driver where he was from, and he explained that he was an immigrant from Budapest. She asked the man what brought him to France. He replied that he was a driver for a famous man, who was the subject of a famous movie with Jeremy Irons —called M. Butterfly. “Have you ever heard of it?” he asked. I was astonished.
Our adventure in France informed us in many ways about how to approach this play and the role of Rene Gallimard. It was also an unbelievably rare chance to speak to the man himself about his life, his love, and to examine closely the human spirit that embodies this play.
“You mean were the driver for Bernard Boursicot?”
I hope you find M. Butterfly as riveting and eye opening as I did in all my research and study of the play, the man, the cultures, the myths, and the power of love in life.
“Yes,” he said, “You know him?”
Enjoy the show.
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A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CHINA’S CULTURAL REVOLUTION 1958-1962: “THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD” The economic and social campaign led by Mao aimed to rapidly transform the country into a socialist society. The Great Leap was widely considered to have been the cause of the Great Chinese Famine. Tens of millions of people died. Mao was criticized in Communist Party conferences held in 1960 and 1962. Moderate Party members rose to power, and Chairman Mao was marginalized.
The Great Chinese Famine MAY 1966: Mao outlined his concerns about those who did not share his vision of communism in a Chinese Community Party Central Committee document.
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AUGUST 1966: Mao formally launched the Cultural Revolution at the Eleventh Plenum of the Eighth Central Committee. Mao gathered students and youth as his Red Guards to attack revisionists in the party. He used violence to purge remnants of capitalist elements of society and abolish the “Four Olds”: ideas, culture, customs and habits. “Fight selfishness, criticize revisionism” was a rallying slogan of the time. China’s schools were shut down. All religions and worship of any kind were banned. Churches and temples were destroyed and those who remained faithful would be imprisoned. JANUARY 3, 1967: Mao’s supporters, led by his wife, Jiang Qing, overthrew the party apparatus in Shanghai. FEBRUARY 1967: Many remaining political leaders called for an end to the Revolution but the radical partisans continued on. SUMMER 1967: Disorder and chaos were widespread throughout the country. More than 400,000 were killed and many more were tortured and imprisoned. The economy plummets. By September, China was on the brink of anarchy.
Red Guards read from Mao’s Red Book DECEMBER 1967: 350 million copies of “The Red Book,” a book of quotes from Mao, had been printed. 1968: Mao decided to rebuild the Communist Party to gain further control. The Red Guards were dispersed to rural areas to live, to spread revolution and learn from the nation’s peasantry. 1969: Mao announces that the Revolution is over.
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THE REAL RENE GALLIMARD By Laura Weiss
hrough a series of rather incredible and serendipitous events that began with a summer vacation to the South of France and a chance meeting with a friendly tour guide, Everyman’s Artistic Director, Vincent (Vinny) Lancisi had the opportunity in late June to meet Bernard Boursicot, the reallife man who inspired the character of Rene Gallimard in M. Butterfly.
Joining Vinny for this once-in-a-lifetime trip to France was Bruce Randolph Nelson (the Resident Company Member who portrays Gallimard), Kiirstn Pagan (our staff video producer and graphic designer) and me—an Everyman administration staff member of over 11 years, who documented the event as it unfolded. We met with the 73-year old Bernard at his home, which is in a nursing home facility located just outside of Rennes, France (about two hours from Paris). His living area was a small room with no personal effects— only a hospital-style bed, a chair and a small bathroom. For about two hours, Bernard entertained the group with stories and jokes, answering questions about his life, travels and experiences in China. Bruce and Vinny sometimes asked specific questions about his relationship with Shi Pei Pu (the real-life Song Liling) which revealed little—although he EVERYMAN THEATRE | 6
jokingly referred to Shi Pei Pu as “His Majesty.” Bernard told the group when he first met Shi Pei Pu, it was under the guise of learning Chinese. The two would go out to lunch every Sunday after Bernard went to church. Later in the conversation, he told us that nothing surprised him about Shi Pei Pu. “Everyone has a story,” Bernard shrugged. When asked about Shi Pei Pu’s son (who, it was falsely alleged, Bernard fathered), Bernard said the two had met but did not have a relationship. Bernard revealed that the son’s wife came to him once, years ago, and asked if he wanted to be a grandfather to their children—an offer he declined. In the midst of sharing his stories with us, Bernard showed us pictures from his many travels from a tattered photo album, before pausing to present Bruce and Vinny with a pair of neckties embroidered with Chinese patterns—one with pandas, one with masks. It was a kind and heartfelt gesture that appeared almost ceremonious—as though Bernard was bringing Bruce and Vinny into his family or tribe. We broke for lunch around noon. Bernard brought the group outside to another building where the dining hall area was located. Inside was a small, private room that had been carefully set for Bernard to host
his guests. Ever the host, it was evident that he wanted us to feel comfortable and wellfed—a satisfied and attentive audience to listen as Bernard joyfully held court. Bernard continued to recount stories, memories and photographs throughout our lunchtime meal. He told of his interview with Barbara Walters, his relationship with biographer Joyce Wadler, and what it was like for him to see the play and movie, M. Butterfly. Bernard said that he was “surprised, but not surprised” by seeing his life on the stage and on screen. However, he made it clear that his life and Rene Gallimard’s story are two separate things. “It is just a story,” he said. Bernard told us about some his favorite movies—epic tales of romance and travel, including Gone With The Wind, Lawrence of Arabia (which he first saw right before a trip to Arabia) and Doctor Zhiavgo, (which he claims he has seen over 15 times). Towards the end of the conversation, Vinny asked Bernard, “Are you happy?” Bernard smiled, and answered, “About 75%.” He then talked about his suicide attempt— the details of which differ from what the play depicts. He explained that he had been taking many medications at the time, without which he would become delirious—at one point going so far as to cut himself and write on the cell walls in blood. We observed a faint scar on the side of Bernard’s neck. Eight years ago, Bernard suffered a stroke. The incident brought him to the assisted living facility where he lives today. He continues to travel, including trips to Paris every couple of months—however, this rest home is the longest he has ever lived in one place. Throughout the five or so hours spent with Bernard, Bruce sat dutifully, facing his subject as Bernard spoke—as if noting his gestures, mannerisms and speech patterns to let the real man soak over him before preparing to play Rene Gallimard. After snapping some photos and exchanging farewells, the Everyman team returned to Paris on a late afternoon train, minds
Opposite: Bruce Randolph Nelson, Bernard Boursicot and Vincent Lancisi with the ties that Bernard gave them. Top: Bernard Boursicot Bottom: Bruce Randolph Nelson Want to read more about Everyman’s trip to France? Visit everymantheatre.org swirling with what we had just witnessed— what an unbelievable experience, meeting the subject who inspired the play we were about to produce. At dinner that night, I asked Vinny if he ever dreamed that he would be on a European research trip to prepare for a show at Everyman. He laughed heartily, “No!” This experience has enriched our appreciation and understanding of M. Butterfly more deeply that we could have ever imagined. Subtle acting choices have been made and important conversations have been discussed between Bruce and Vinny during the rehearsal process that have led to a richer, fuller and more authentic performance than we could have ever anticipated. The privilege of meeting Bernard has brought Everyman’s quest to find truth and authenticity in performance to an unbelievable new height. M. BUTTERFLY | 7
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CAST BIOGRAPHIES KATHARINE ARIYAN (Renee/ Woman at Party/Girl in Magazine) Everyman Theatre: debut. Regional: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Hairspray (Brenda); Clear Space Theatre Company: Gypsy (Louise), Cabaret (Sally Bowles), Steel Magnolias (Shelby), Company (Marta), South Pacific (Janet), The Crucible (Susanna), Chicago (swing), La Cage Aux Folles (Anne), Fiddler On The Roof (Tzeitel), Annie Get Your Gun (Ensemble), Scrooge (Fan/Laura); Single Carrot Theatre, Capital Fringe, and Charm City Fringe: Lucretia Borgia (Lucretia Borgia); Baltimore Shakespeare Factory: Henry IV Part I (Poins/Sir Richard Vernon), The Taming of the Shrew (Grumio/Vincentio); Green Globe Theatre: Hamlet (Gertrude); The Oven: Gone (Maia); Cockpit in Court: The Odd Couple (Gwendolyn Pigeon); Towson University: Stupid F***ing Bird (Emma), The Importance of Being Earnest (Gwendolen Fairfax), Lysistrata (Ensemble), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Suzanne/Countess/Female Admirer), The Hyacinth Girl (Cleopatra), Mixed Media (Kalila), Commedia Capers (Francescina), The Babel Project (Electrician 1), This Is Not Happening(s) (Ensemble). B.F.A. in Acting, Towson University. CHRISTOPHER BLOCH (M. Toulon/Man #1/Judge) Everyman Theatre: Uncle Vanya (Astrov), Jaques Brel (Man #2), God of Carnage (Michael), Rabbit Hole (Howie), Light up the Sky (Carleton Fitzgerald); Ford’s Theater: Ragtime (Grandfather/JP Morgan), 110 in the Shade (H.C.), 1776 (Ben Franklin-HH Nom), Liberty Smith (Ben Franklin), State of the Union (Sam), Shenandoah (Rev. Byrd), Big River (VO Duke, Judge), Little Shop of Horrors (Mushnick), Christmas Carol (Bob Cratchit), One Destiny (2 Harrys); Arena Stage: Damn Yankees (Commish), Black No More (Buggerie), Christmas Carol ’41 (Bates/Schroen-HH Nom); Signature Theater: Titanic (Captain), Cloak and Dagger (1/2 Cast), Chess (Molokov), Les Miserables (Thenardier-HH Award), Best Little
Whorehouse in Texas (Melvin P Thorpe), Kiss of the Spiderwoman (Esteban), Urinetown (Cladwell-HH Nom), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Marcus Lycus), 20th Century (Owen); Regional Theatre: Gutherie Theater, Shakespeare Theater, Kennedy Center, ACT (Seattle), Lyric Theater OKC, Indiana Rep, Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Virginia Stage, Olney Theater, Roundhouse Theater; National Tour: The Buddy Holly Story (HiPockets); Film/TV: West Wing, TURN, House of Cards, Damascus Road, Dakota Conflict and The Great Northfield Raid-PBS, WCBDC!., Star Wars audio (Lucas Productions). Honors: 2012 Lunt Founatanne Fellow, Helen Hayes Award. VICHET CHUM (Song Liling) Everyman Theatre: debut. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville: Dot (Fidel); The Guthrie Theater: Macando (Monkey King, Phan); Trinity Repertory Company: Camelot (Sir Lionel, Tom of Warwick); Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis: Twelfth Night (Sebastian); New Harmony Theatre: Amadeus (Venticelli); Merrimack Repertory Theatre *Premiering Jan. 2018: KNYUM (Guy, et al.); NYC: Cherry Lane Theater: The Hunters (Alex, Pham); Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row: Red Pavilions (Baoyu); Incubator Arts Project: Morbid Poetry (Writer, et al.); Slant Theatre Project: The Classroom (Gilbert); Woodshed Collective: Empire Travel Agency (Lover); Education: University of Evansville (BFA) & Brown University/Trinity Repertory Company MFA Program (MFA). DEBORAH HAZLETT (Helga) Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): Noises Off, The Roommate, Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, An Inspector Calls, Ghosts, Deathtrap, Tribes, The Dresser, The Glass Menagerie, God of Carnage, August: Osage County, You Can’t Take It With You, Private Lives, Shooting Star, All My Sons, Two Rooms, Rabbit Hole, The Cherry Orchard, Much Ado About Nothing, Sight Unseen, Betrayal, Candida (Best Actress 2006, City Paper), Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Uncle Vanya, Hedda Gabler, M. BUTTERFLY | 9
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Proof (Best Actress 2004, City Paper), Sideman, The Pavilion, A Delicate Balance, Watch on the Rhine, The Crucible, The Road to Mecca, Voir Dire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Regional: Arena Stage: A Time to Kill; Playmaker’s Repertory Theatre: Frozen; Syracuse Stage: BUG; Florida Stage: The Count, Mezzulah 1946; Signature Theater: CRAVE, Blue Room; Woolly Mammoth Theater Company: Appropriate, BUG (U.S. Premiere); Folger Theatre: Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Shakespeare Theatre Company: eight productions including Henry IV Parts I and II, The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, and Twelfth Night; Theater J: Something You Did; Roundhouse Theatre: NSFW, Crown of Shadows; Olney Theatre Center: Rabbit Hole (Helen Hayes Outstanding Ensemble Nomination), Over the Tavern, Death of a Salesman; Totem Pole Playhouse: Sylvia, Crimes of the Heart, Proof; Rep Stage: Arcadia. TV/Film: Law and Order, Homicide, Young Americans. Education: M.F.A. Acting, University of South Carolina. BRETT MESSIORA (Dancer/ Servant) Everyman Theatre: debut. Regional: Baltimore Center Stage: The White Snake (Master Lian, Narrator), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Ensemble); Adventure Theatre: The Emperor’s Nightingale (Prince Bao); Education: Loyola University Maryland (BS). MIKA J. NAKANO (Dancer/ Servant) Everyman Theatre: debut. Regional: Annex Theater: A Shattering Frame: A Bridgette Miakowski Mystery (Sister); The Tempest (Ariel); Maryland Institute College of Art: Snow Queen (Gerda); Education: Maryland Institute College of Art (BFA and MAT). BRUCE RANDOLPH NELSON (Rene Gallimard) Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): Noises Off, Great Expectations, Wait Until Dark, Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Blithe Spirit, Ghosts, Ruined, Deathtrap, The Dresser, Red (Mark Rothko, Baltimore
Magazine’s Best Actor), The Beaux’ Stratagem, August: Osage County, You Can’t Take it With You, Private Lives, Shipwrecked! (Louis/Best Actor City Paper), I Am My Own Wife, The Pavilion (Narrator/Best Actor City Paper), Irma Vep. Regional: Center Stage: Amadeus (Antonio Salieri), Animal Crackers (Groucho), The Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allen Poe (Poe), Vanya, Sonya, Masha and Spike (Vanya); Rep Stage: The Goat (Martin), Hysteria (Dali), The Violet Hour (Gidger/Helen Hayes Award), The Dazzle (Langley/Helen Hayes Award), Irma Vep (Enid/Helen Hayes Nomination), Faith Healer (Teddy/Helen Hayes Nomination); Folger Theatre: The Comedy of Errors (Antipholus of Ephesus), She Stoops to Conquer (Tony); Olney Theatre Center: Farragut North (Paul), The Underpants (Cohen); Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Company Member): Dead Man’s Cell Phone (Dwight/Originated Role), Fuddy Meers (Limping Man/Helen Hayes Nomination); The Shakespeare Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew (Tranio); Signature Theatre: Never the Sinner (White); Tour: National Players; Teaching: Howard Community College, Everyman Theatre, Stevenson University, University of Baltimore. Education: Towson University. TUYET THI PHAM (Comrade Chin/Suzuki/Shu-Fang) Everyman Theatre: Shipwrecked! An Entertainment: The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (Player 1/Fight Captain); Arena Stage: Our War (Ensemble), An American Daughter (Linh Meyers), South Pacific (Mary’s Assistant) America: Work in Progress (Ensemble); Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: The Journal of Ben Uchida (Naomi/Ms. Uchida), The Light of Excalibur (Morgause/Fight Captain); Roundhouse Theatre: Around the World in 80 Days (Princess Aouda), Treasure Island (Pirate Anne Bonney); Imagination Stage: Zomo the Rabbit (Sky God), Liang and the Magic Paintbrush (Ensemble); Spooky Action Theater: The Man Who (The Doctor/The Patient), Kwaidan (The Village Guardian), The Wedding Dress (The Veiled Woman/Lucia), Kafka on the Shore (Oshima); The Nebraska Shakespeare Festival: Pericles (Thaisa), Othello M. BUTTERFLY | 11
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(Desdemona) Two Gentlemen of Verona (Silvia) Hamlet (The Player Queen); Bodywise Dance Company: Woman with Sword (The Woman With Sword); Arts on the Horizon: Blossom’s Rainbow (Blossom); Constellation Theatre Company: 36 Views (Claire Tsong); Rep Stage: In The Heart of America (Lue Ming/Fight Captain/Helen Hayes Nomination); Signature Theatre, Washington DC: Yemaya’s Belly (Mama/Lila); Perseverance Theatre: The Vagina Monologues (Various Roles); Former member of the Living Stage Theatre Company, Guest Professor of Movement at the University of Nebraska-Omaha; Education: BS, University of Kansas, MA, University of Nebraska-Omaha. YAEGEL T. WELCH (Marc/ Man/Consul Sharpless) Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): Dot, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, The Beaux’ Stratagem (Aimwell), The Brothers Size (Ogun). Off-Broadway: Contemporary American Theatre Festival: Welcome to Fear City (Rat); Byhalia, Mississippi (Karl); Lincoln Center: Fly (J Allen, with The Crossroads Theatre) The Royale (Jay/Fish); The Acting Company: Desire (Grand), Signature Theatre Company: The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek (Jonathan), Seattle Repertory Theatre: The Piano Lesson (Lymon), RedBull Theatre: The Revenger’s Tragedy (Revenger); The Acting Company: Of Mice and Men, As You List It. Regional: Seattle Rep: The Brothers Size (Ogun); The Piano Lesson (Lymon); Playmakers Rep: Fences (Cory); Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company/Alliance Theatre : Jitney (Youngblood); The Studio Theatre: In The Red and Brown Water (Shango); The Alabama Shakespeare Festival: Bear Country (multiple roles); The Arden Theatre: The Piano Lesson (Lymon, Barrymore Award nomination); My Children! My Africa! (Thami); Wilma Theatre: Fences (Cory); Arkansas Repertory Theatre: My Children! My Africa! (Thami); Bridgeport Free Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theseus); Chautauqua Institution: Cobb (Oscar Charleston); Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre: Professional Skepticism
(Greg). TV/Film: NBC: The Blacklist; CBS: Braindead; CBS: Madame Secretary; Cinemax: The Knick. Education: BA Theatre Arts, Morehouse College; MFA Acting, Brandeis University; MFA, The Shakespeare Theatre’s Academy for Classical Acting.
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DIRECTOR AND DESIGNER BIOGRAPHIES ERIC ABELE (Costume Design) Everyman Theatre: Noises Off; Regional: REP Stage: The Heidi Chronicles, The Other Place, Hunting and Gathering; Imagination Stage: Beauty and the Beast, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Into the Woods; Adventure Theatre: Junie B. is not a Crook; Interrobang Theatre: Kermoor (Baltimore and NYC Fringe); Lexington Children’s Theatre (selected): Beauty and the Beast, James and the Giant Peach, Duck for President, Alice in Wonderland, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Cinderella, Annie, Gossamer. Lecturer in Costume Design and Associate Chair, University of Maryland Baltimore County. Education: MFA – University of Tennessee, Knoxville. YU-HSUAN CHEN (Set Design) Everyman Theatre: Great Expectations. Yu-Hsuan Chen is a New York based set and production designer, originally born and raised in Taiwan. She received her MFA in Design for Stage and Film at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. Selected theater credits include: SKiNFoLK: An American Show (Ars Nova, NYC), Hummm (Dixon Place, NYC), How to Field Dress an Android (University Settlement, NYC), Sister Son/Ji (Center of Arts and Culture—Bed Stuy, NYC), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (5th Floor Theater, NYC), The Seven Deadly Sins (Shapiro Theater, NYC), A Bright Room Called Day (Shubert Theater, NYC). Visit www.yuhsuanchendesign.com to check out her work. JAY HERZOG (Lighting Design) Everyman Theatre: Resident Lighting Designer 22 years; Off Broadway: LaMama, Theatre for the New City, Riverwest Theatre, Westbeth Arts Center, 13th Street Playhouse, An Evening with F. Murray Abraham, Carol Hall in Concert. Regional: George Street Playhouse, Woolly Mammoth, Rep Stage, Minolta Camera Industrial, Barcelona Spain; TV/ Film: Two Front Teeth; Teaching: Lighting and Sound Designer, Towson University Department of Theatre Arts; Other: Iago’s Plot, Cairo Egypt; Electrician: Lincoln Center, Public Theatre,
Joyce Theatre, Candlewood Playhouse, Douglas Fairbanks Theatre, Julliard, McCarter Theatre, Guggenheim Museum and many others; Special Recognition: Glass Menagerie, Helen Hayes Award Best Production. Helen Hayes award 2000 for Rep Stage in Lighting. DAVID HENRY HWANG (Playwright) David Henry Hwang’s plays include M. Butterfly (1988 Tony Award, 1989 Pulitzer Finalist), Golden Child (1998 Tony nomination, 1997 OBIE Award), Yellow Face (2008 OBIE Award, 2008 Pulitzer Finalist), FOB (1981 OBIE Award), The Dance and the Railroad (1982 Drama Desk nomination), Family Devotions (1982 Drama Desk Nomination), and Bondage. He wrote the books for the Broadway musicals Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida (coauthor), the revival of Flower Drum Song (2002 Tony nomination), and Disney’s Tarzan. In opera, his libretti include Philip Glass’ The Voyage (Metropolitan Opera), Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar (two 2007 Grammy Awards), Unsuk Chin’s Alice In Wonderland (Opernwelt 2007 “World Premiere of the Year”), and Howard Shore’s The Fly. Hwang also penned the feature films “M. Butterfly,” “Golden Gate,” and “Possession” (coauthor). He serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild and was appointed by President Clinton to the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. VINCENT M. LANCISI (Director/Founding Artistic Director) founded Everyman Theatre in October of 1990 and has directed over 35 productions including Noises Off, Dot, Death of A Salesman, Under the Skin, Blithe Spirit, Deathtrap, Tribes, The Glass Menagerie, The Beaux’ Stratagem, August: Osage County, You Can’t Take It With You, Stick Fly, All My Sons, Two Rooms, Rabbit Hole, The Cherry Orchard, Doubt, Much Ado About Nothing, The Cone Sister, And a Nightingale Sang, The School for Scandal, A Number, Amadeus, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Buried Child, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, A Delicate Balance, Hedda Gabler, Proof, Uncle Vanya and The Last Five Years. In addition to his work at Everyman, he has taught acting and directing at Towson University, University of Maryland, Catholic University, Howard Community College, and at Everyman Theatre. He is a M. BUTTERFLY | 15
member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers. Vincent is the President of the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District board. He is also on the Market Center Merchants Board. In the past, he has sat on the boards of the Baltimore Theatre Alliance and the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance as well as panels for the Maryland State Arts Council. Vincent holds his undergraduate degree in Theatre from Boston College and his master’s degree in Directing from The Catholic University of America. ADAM MENDELSON (Projection Design) Everyman Theatre: debut. Baltimore/ DC area lighting designs: Rep Stage: Heidi Chronicles, Annapolis Shakespeare Company (Resident Lighting Designer): More than a dozen productions, including Alice and The Book of Wonderland (world premiere), Richard III, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, The Importance of Being Earnest; Single Carrot Theatre: Blind from Here (world premiere), Year of the Rooster. International: Edinburgh (Scotland) Fringe Festival: Room, Seachange, Cavedwellers, Upon Close Inspection, Town (all world premieres). Adam is currently a faculty member at the University of MarylandBaltimore County, where he teaches lighting and sound design. He has lit, designed sound or video for over 150 productions at academic institutions from Wyoming and Missouri to Maine and Maryland. ANNE NESMITH (Wig Design) Everyman Theatre: Outside Mullingar, Fences, An Inspector Calls, Blithe Spirit, Deathtrap, The Dresser, Crimes of the Heart, The Glass Menagerie, The Beaux’ Stratagem, August: Osage County, You Can’t Take It With You, All My Sons, Our Town, The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Cherry Orchard, Gem of the Ocean. International: Saito Kinen Festival, Matsumoto, Japan, Hyogo Performing Arts Center, Nishinomiya, Japan. Regional: Arena Stage, Ford’s Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Opera Boston, Annapolis Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Castleton Music Festival, Wolftrap Opera, Washington Ballet, Baltimore Opera Company Resident Wig EVERYMAN THEATRE | 16
and Makeup Designer. Wig Construction: Scooby Doo! Live tour, Asian tour of 42nd Street. Other: Ice Cold Killers on Investigation Discovery, The Military Channel’s Great Planes; The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Cultures in Motion Programs; United States Army—Spirit of America. FABIAN OBISPO (Sound Design & Composition) Everyman Theatre: Great Expectations, Ruined. Recent credits in the DC area include Arena Stage’s Mary T. & Lizzy K., Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Henry V and Two Gentlemen Of Verona and Folger Theatre’s Romeo and Juliet. He has composed and sound designed for OffBroadway and regional theatres including the Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Manhattan Class Company, Atlantic Theatre Company, Vineyard Theatre, New Group, Classic Stage Company, Primary Stages, New York Theatre Workshop, Theater For A New Audience, MaYi Theatre, Women’s Project, Kennedy Center, The Acting Company, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Opera Columbus, Huntington Theatre Company, Children’s Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, American Theatre Company, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, TheatreWorks, Hartford Stage, Westport Country Playhouse Syracuse Stage, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company, George Street Playhouse, Playmakers Repertory Company, Virginia Stage, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Alabama Shakespeare, Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival, People’s Light and Theatre Company, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Perseverance Theatre, Florida Stage, Laguna Playhouse and New York Stage And Film. His works for the theatre have been recognized by the Hewes Design Award, Helen Hayes, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Barrymore, NAACP, Audelco, Jackie and the IRNE. STEVE SATTA (Dialects) Everyman Theatre: Under the Skin, You Can’t Take It With You, Someone to Watch Over Me, Going to St. Ives, Irma Vep, and Uncle Vanya. Recent credits
in the DC area include work at Maryland Ensemble Theater, Olney Theatre, Center Stage, Single Carrot Theatre, Iron Crow Theatre, and Baltimore Playwright’s Festival. He is a full faculty member at Towson University’s Department of Theatre Arts where he helped design and implement the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting. He holds a BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MFA in Acting from York University in Toronto, Canada. LEWIS SHAW (Fight Choreography) Everyman Theatre (Resident Fight Choreographer): Noises Off, Great Expectations, Wait Until Dark, Death of A Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Blithe Spirit, Ruined, Deathtrap, The Dresser, The Beaux’ Stratagem, Topdog/Underdog, God of Carnage, August: Osage County, You Can’t Take It With You, Fifty Words, Private Lives, A Raisin in the Sun, Stick Fly, All My Sons, Blackbird, The Mystery of Irma Vep, The Cherry Orchard, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Red Herring, The Lion in Winter, Much Ado About Nothing. Regional: The Shakespeare Theatre, Baltimore Opera, Rep Stage, Studio Theatre; Performed at The Shakespeare Project, The Baltimore Shakespeare Festival. Broadway: Weapons Creator for Addams Family, Shrek, A Life In The Theatre, Aida, Into the Woods, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Pirate Queen. International: The Globe Theatre, London. TV/Film: America’s Most Wanted. Other: Vulcan’s Forge Fine Dueling Supplies (Owner). CAT WALLIS (Stage Manager) Everyman Theatre: Noises Off, Great Expectations, The Roommate, Under The Skin, Fences, Ghosts, Grounded, (Stage Manager); Death of A Salesman, A Streecar Named Desire, Ruined (Assistant Stage Manager); Regional: Contemporary American Theatre Festival: Uncanny Valley, Heartless, A Discourse on the Wonders of the Invisible World, Gidion’s Knot, From Prague; Northern Stage: Grounded; Delaware REP (selected): Night of the Iguana, The Threepenny Opera, Hamlet, The Skin of Our Teeth, Our Country’s Good, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Noises Off!, I am My Own Wife, The Glass Menagerie, Fever (world premiere); Dallas Children’s Theatre: The Boxer; Seattle Children’s Theatre: The Borrowers, Lyle the
Crocodile; Nebraska Repertory Theatre: The Little Prince, Jakes Women, Dinner with Friends, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown; Snowy Range Summer Theatre: Headset (premiere), Kosher Lutherans (premiere); The Missouri Theatre: Babes in Arms. Education: MFA PTTP University of Delaware. CHU SHAN ZHU (Choreography) Everyman Theatre: debut; A renowned Peking Opera playwright and director originally from Shanghai, China, Chu Shan Zhu has invigorated the practice of the Chinese performing arts in the Washington, DC metro area for over 20 years, directing over 100 Chinese Opera performances, including: Farewell My Concubine, Monkey King (20042016), Song Washi (Song Plays on the Modern Stage); Shakespeare: Hamlet (2014, 2016), Merry Wives of Windsor; 2014 Chinese Lantern Festival in Washington, DC; The Bible Play in Chinese Opera: Story of Ruth, King David, The Amazing Salvation; TV: Begonia; Film: Murder in the White Foggy Street.
Actors’ Equity Association was founded in 1913 to protect Actors from severe mistreatment that permeated the industry at the time. The 40,000 member association consists of distinguished stars and other professional actors and stage managers who work nationwide, from New York’s Broadway to Los Angeles, from Minneapolis to Miami Beach, in regional, stock and dinner theatre, and in theatre for young audiences which build audiences for tomorrow. The actors and stage managers are committed to working in the theatre as a profession, not an avocation, and bring to you the finest professional training and experience. By presenting Equity productions, this theatre offers to you, our audience, the best entertainment presented by the finest quality actors and stage managers that your admission dollars can buy. The Scenic, Lighting, Costume and Sound Designers are represented by United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of IATSE The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers society (SDC).
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L’elisir d’amore One of Donizetti’s most beloved scores, this charming comedy of a young man’s pursuit of love will be re-imagined on a college campus in the early 1960s. PEABODY OPERA THEATRE Samuel Mungo, stage director
PEABODY OPERA THEATRE ORCHESTRA Leonardo Vordoni, guest conductor
Wednesday, November 15 Thursday, November 16 Friday, November 17 Saturday, November 18 7:30 pm (all shows) Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall The Peabody Institute 1 East Mt Vernon Place, Baltimore Sponsored by Claire and Allan Jensen
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J O IN US FO R BA LTIMO RE CH O R A L A RT S’ 2017 -18 SE A SO N
A New Era is About to Begin Welcome Music Director Anthony Blake Clark
Handel’s Dixit Dominus
Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College
Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8 pm
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Blake Clark conducts the Chorus and Orchestra in Handel’s virtuosic work as well as music of Bach, Haydn, and Randall Thompson.
Join in singing the great choruses of Handel’s Messiah. Bring your own score or buy one at the concert.
Christmas with Choral Arts
Christmas for Kids
The Baltimore Basilica, 409 Cathedral Street
Kraushaar Auditorium at Goucher College
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Blake Clark leads the Chorus and Orchestra in this popular annual holiday program.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 11 am
Holiday fun for the entire family, featuring Pepito the Clown and a visit from Santa!
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3 pm St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 233 N. Charles Street
World-renowned organist Jeremy Filsell showcases the magnificent organ in the historic St. Paul’s Church, as Blake Clark conducts the Duruflé Requiem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and other works.
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A HISTORY OF EVERYMAN
veryman Theatre was founded by Vincent Lancisi in 1990. From the beginning, Everyman strove to provide top-notch theatre that is affordable and accessible to everyone. With a Resident Company of local, professional artists, Everyman has staged critically-acclaimed productions ranging from classics to contemporary works to world premieres over the past 27 years.
Everyman’s first production—The Runner Stumbles—was produced in the winter of 1990 at Saint John’s Church. For the next four years, Everyman could only afford to produce one production per year at various locations in Baltimore, including Vagabond’s Theatre, the Theatre Project and even a classroom at MICA.
subscriptions numbers grew and a string of popular and acclaimed productions, including Amadeus, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Lion in Winter, The Glass Menagerie, The Crucible, and the wildly successful Proof, proved that Everyman was a mainstay in the Baltimore theatre scene. Through a generous donation from Bank of America and the Harold A. Dawson Trust, Everyman was given its new home on Fayette Street. Over the span of six years, Everyman completed a successful $18 million capital campaign co-chaired by Gina and Dan Hirschhorn. In January 2013, Everyman celebrated the Grand Opening of its new permanent home on Fayette Street with the record-breaking production of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama, August: Osage County.
The 1994/95 Season marked a series for firsts for Everyman. It was the first year at Everyman celebrated its 25th anniversary 1727 North Charles Street, which would during the 2015/16 Season by producing be Everyman's home for 18 years. It also "The Great American Rep," a feat featuring marked the first multi-production line-up— American classics Death of a Salesman and A starting with Sam Shepard's Buried Child— Streetcar Named Desire performed with the and also offered subscriptions to patrons for same cast in rotating repertory. the first time. Now in it’s 27th Season, Everyman invites Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, you to be a part of its next chapter.
FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS These extraordinary board members have provided leadership for the organization for ten or more years.
Gordon Becker Nathan Chernoff+ Patricia Egan James R. Eyler Susan Sachs Fleishman + Deceased
Maurice Furchgott Niki Harris Gina B. Hirschhorn Bridget M. Horner Jeannie Howe
Vincent M. Lancisi Jonathan Melnick R. Rex Rehfeld E. Lee Robbins, M.D. Zelig Robinson
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EVERYMANâ€™S 2017/18 SEASON IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR GENEROUS DONORS Sponsors listed as of August 9, 2017
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ANNUAL FUND DONORS Thank you to all our generous annual fund donors. Your support is essential and allows us to present the very best in live professional theatre. Gifts listed here were received from donors between July 1, 2016 and August 9, 2017.
GOVERNMENT, FOUNDATIONS, FUNDS AND CORPORATIONS ANGEL $20,000+ Paul M. Angell Family Foundation William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Awards, www.bakerartistawards.org Jacob And Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Inc. David And Barbara B Hirschhorn Foundation Legg Mason Charitable Foundation LifeBridge Health Maryland State Arts Council The Shen Family Foundation The Sheridan Foundation The Shubert Foundation Stockman Family Foundation RESIDENT COMPANY SPONSOR $10,000 - $19,999 Abell Foundation, Inc. Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences Bank of America Foundation The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation Bunting Family Foundation, Inc. Downtown Partnership of Baltimore Goldsmith Family Foundation Helen S. And Merrill L. Bank Foundation Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds Lockhart Vaughan Foundation SunTrust T. Rowe Price Foundation Venable Foundation Veolia EXECUTIVE PRODUCER $5,000 - $9,999 American Trading and Production Corporation Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts
Harris Jones & Malone, LLC John J. Leidy Foundation, Inc. Logan, Yumkas, Vidmar & Sweeney, LLC Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation Muller Charitable Foundation, Inc. Earle and Annette Shawe Family Foundation University of Maryland, Baltimore PRODUCER $2,500 - $4,999 IBM Corporation Mary Jean and Oliver Travers Foundation, in honor of Stan Miller ASSOCIATE PRODUCER $1,000 - $2,499 Anonymous Campbell Foundation, Inc. The Doctrow Family Endowment Fund Exelon Matching Gifts Foundation Susan Sachs Fleishman Fund Harvey M. Meyerhoff Fund, Inc. Hecht-Levi Foundation The Jean & Sidney Silber Foundation Lois and Philip Macht Family Philanthropic Fund Phyllis and Joe Johnson Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Bank Family Fund Richard and Rosalee C. Davison Foundation Rosemore, Inc. M. Sigmund And Barbara K. Shapiro Philanthropic Fund Sinsky-Kresser-Racusin Memorial Foundation Inc. The Wolman Family Foundation DIRECTOR $500 - $999 Actorsâ€™ Equity Foundation, Inc. Freedom Car Harbor Bank Helen M. Hughes Trust Jaye and Dr. Ted Bayless Fund Margaret O. Cromwell Family Fund McCormick & Co. Northern Stage PLAYWRIGHT $250 - $499 Cantler Fulwiler Family Fund Jencks Family Fund Joyce and Robert Knodell Family Charitable Fund Norfolk Southern Foundation Matching Gifts Program Ransome-Wilcox Family Fund Taylor Foundation, Inc. M. BUTTERFLY | 21
INDIVIDUALS ANGEL $20,000+ Anonymous Susan W. Flanigan Beth Goldsmith Gina and Dan Hirschhorn Sandy and Mark Laken John and Susan Nehra RESIDENT COMPANY SPONSOR $10,000 - $19,999 Jane W. Daniels Bridget and John Horner, Jr. Dr. E. Lee and Bea Robbins Vic and Nancy Romita Lawrence Yumkas and Miriam Fisher EXECUTIVE PRODUCER $5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Mary Catherine Bunting Charlton G. C. Friedberg Shirley T. Hollander, in memory of Phyllis C. Karrer Phyllis and Joe Johnson Mark and Kelly Keener Mark Paul Lehman and Kurt Davis Wil Love and Carl Schurr Ellen and Neil Meltzer Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker Stan and Laurie Miller Elizabeth K. Moser Diane and Pete Nachtwey David and Betsy Nelson Bryan and Jennifer Rakes John and Marsha Ramsay Frank and Ann Rosenberg PRODUCER $2,500 - $4,999 Brenda K. Ashworth and Donald F. Welch William and Pat Bettridge Jean Brune Paul and Kathleen Casey Diane E. Cho and David W. Benn Betty and Stephen Cooper
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WHAT IS THE BROMO DISTRICT? Imagine an arts district that connects the Stadiums and Downtown with a major corridor of Theatres, Galleries, and other public displays of art. Heading north, up the main arteries of Eutaw and Howard Streets, encounter Theatres, a public marketplace, and incubators spawning pop up galleries and emerging artists to be discovered. Continue on to find arts organizations celebrating the history and heritage of Baltimore and cultural institutions leading visitors up to the northern reaches of the district at Read and Howard Streets. In the next decade the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District will become a premiere district for performances and arts exhibitions sought out by citizens of Baltimore and visitors alike. The district will offer opportunities for artists of all disciplines to live, work, and create here. The district encourages the collaboration among its stakeholders and will attract new ones offering resources towards the creation and display of the arts.
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RESIDENT COMPANY MEMBERS
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RESIDENT ARTISTS Everyman Theatre is a member of the Theatre Communications Group. Everyman Theatre is a member of the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District.
Daniel Ettinger, Scenic Designer David Burdick, Costume Designer Jay A. Herzog, Lighting Designer Gary Logan, Dialects Coach Lewis Shaw, Fight Choreographer Amanda M. Hall, Stage Manager
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Vincent M. Lancisi, Founding Artistic Director Jonathan K. Waller, Managing Director
Jessica Lanzillotti, General Manager Mike Watson, Operations Manager Laura Weiss, Special Assistant to the Artistic & Managing Directors Chace Chester, Administrative Intern Shammah Moore, Porter Pat Brent, Bookkeeper
Noah Himmelstein, Associate Artistic Director
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Brian Francoise, Director of Community Engagement Sydney Pope, Community Engagement Fellow
Stephanie Moore, Director of Development Allie Dreskin, Institutional Giving Manager Dominique Pearson, Development Associate
Brianna McCoy, Director of Education Lisa Langson, Education Program Manager Brenna Horner, Lead Teaching Artist Abigail Cady, Education Apprentice Marianne Angelella, Sandra Atkinson, Wychkam Avery, Tonya Beckman, Audrey Bertaux, Julia Brandeberry, Tara Cariaso, Kevin Corbett, Christine Demuth, Ray Ficca, Nan Ficca, Brian Francoise, Emma Hebert, Nick Horan, Beth Hylton, Rachel Hynes, Brandon McCoy, Bruce Randolph Nelson, Jack Novak, Jonathan Rizzardi, Steven Satta, Lewis Shaw, Sabrina Sikes-Thornton, Dawn Thomas Reidy, KenYatta Rogers, Josh Thomas, Ann Turiano, Teaching Artists
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Your creative journey begins with Everyman Education. Through dynamic and diverse programming, Everyman Education welcomes students across lifespan to engage in safe theatrical experiences that encourage discovery, build confidence, and inspire artistic growth.