MAY 17 thru JUNE 18
EVERYMAN THEATRE GREAT STORIES, WELL TOLD.
A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR By Vincent M. Lancisi, Artistic Director
he Resident Company is back in full force and it has been so much fun to have our family of actors together again tackling one of the great farces of our time. Rehearsals for Noises Off proved to be a rollicking reunion of relationships both onstage and off, immensely enriching our production. You see, our company of actors gets to play another company of actors, doing a farce within a farce—where everything that “can” go wrong does! This is a recipe for hilarity and hijinks both in the rehearsal hall and in the theatre. We laughed heartily and worked up a sweat on a daily basis, filling the stage with sight gags, pratfalls and physical comedy that required an almost athletic commitment to the craft of comedy—and left us at once exhausted and fulfilled at the end of each day. It has been a pleasure and a privilege working on this amazing comedy with this fine company of actors. I hope you will join the Resident Company for more adventures during our exciting 2017/18 Season. We have a dynamic roster of six wonderful plays lined up that explore global issues of East meets West, spies, heroic women, intimate secrets, The French Revolution, food’s nurturing role, fathers and sons, families and legacies, skeletons in closets, and a story very close to home right here in Baltimore. Come see Bruce Nelson as French Diplomat Rene Gallimard in David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly. Witness Dawn Ursula become a turn-of-thecentury seamstress who fashions delicate undergarments for rich white customers and prostitutes alike in Intimate Apparel, written by Lynn Nottage (the only female E V E RYM A N T H E AT R E | 2
playwright to win two Pulitzer Prizes). Imagine Deborah Hazlett—who will be celebrating her 20th season at Everyman— tackling one of the great roles in modern theatre, as Mary Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey Into Night. And the list goes on... Subscribers will see six plays that visit the cultures of Peking, Korea, France, New England, Warsaw, Harlem and Baltimore. Four of the six plays are written by women. Five of the six plays take place in time periods from the French Reign of Terror to Connecticut in 1912, and one occurs today. We will look back to explore different cultures and eras through a lens that allows us to see ourselves and consider how our world—and ourselves—has (or has not) changed. Our 27th season is curated as a global journey that ultimately ties us all together through our shared experience of absorbing these breathtaking plays. Theatre, at its best, entertains and enlightens. Great theatre can engage us in ways no other medium can achieve. Sure, we have television, movies and live streaming at any time of the day or night to watch on demand in our living rooms, but nothing is more riveting and moving than being entranced and transported by a live company of actors to another place and time alongside a community of fellow theatre-goers. As one, the actors and audience hold the mirror up to nature and see ourselves and others in a new light. We come to be moved, transformed and united by the great stories of our time. Join our community of theatre lovers. Come play at Everyman.
E V ERYM A N THE ATRE presents
Vincent M. Lancisi, Founding Artistic Director Jonathan K. Waller, Managing Director
NOISES OFF Playwright MICHAEL FRAYN Director VINCENT M. LANCISI
Dotty Otley........................................................................... DEBORAH HAZLETT * Lloyd Dallas.....................................................................................CARL SCHURR* Garry Lejeune..........................................................................DANNY GAVIGAN* Brooke Ashton................................................................................. EMILY KESTER Poppy Norton-Taylor.......................................................... MEGAN ANDERSON* Frederick Fellowes................................................ BRUCE RANDOLPH NELSON* Belinda Blair....................................................................................BETH HYLTON* Tim Allgood................................................................................ERIC BERRYMAN* Selsdon Mowbray................................................................................... WIL LOVE* Set Design
DANIEL ETTINGER PHILLIP OWEN Props Master
ERIC ABELE Dialects
Time: 1970s; Place: The living room of the Brents' Country home.
This production will be performed in three acts with two intermissions.
PLEASE TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES. NO TEXTING. NO EATING IN THE THEATRE. Noises Off is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The videotaping or making of electronic or other audio and/or visual recordings of this production or distributing recordings on any medium, including the internet, is strictly prohibited, a violation of the author’s rights and actionable under United States copyright law. For more information, please visit: www.samuelfrench.com/whitepaper *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
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A NOTE FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR By Jonathan K. Waller, Managing Director
ne of the best parts of my job is that I get to pop into rehearsals during the day to see how things are going. It was particularly fun during Noises Off because not only were there usually some crazy antics being worked out—like the timing around Selsdon’s pants accidentally falling down, or how to safely chase after someone with an axe— but I found it hilarious to see our Resident Company playing a different Resident Company playing the cast of a show within a show. It just filled me with joy and sent me back into my workday with a boost! This summer, we want to share this kind of joy and love of theatre with your family. We’re launching a brand new and expanded Summer Camps Series starting this June with opportunities for Kindergarteners through 12th graders. There is literally something for every student in your life—even the life-long adult learners (check out summer adult classes on our website!). Our rising Kindergarten-2nd graders will be going on “Road Trip USA” and/or traveling through time with a “dramatic journey” that explores movement, visual art, drama, and music. Our rising 3rd-5th graders will wear a different theatrical hat each day—actor, playwright, designer, crew—and work as an ensemble to collaborate and ultimately transform the page to the stage; either focusing on myths and tall tales or classic characters re-imagined. Our rising 6th-8th graders will take on some specialized tricks of the trade like stage combat, improvisation, clowning and dance; either drawing E V E RYM A N T H E AT R E | 4
inspiration from Shakespeare and beyond or the world of musical theatre and physical comedy. Our high school students, in Teen Performance Summer Studio, will hone their ability to think quickly and embrace the absurd using improvisation one week. Another week, they will dance, sing and act while exploring musical theatre. Our new two-week intensive camp will take them inside play production and the professional rehearsal process, offering a variety of skill-building workshops. All of these camps have three exciting things in common: First, they're welcoming to all experience levels; from the curious student who has never been on stage to the one who’s the lead in every school play. Second, the caliber of the teaching artists we have in the room working with our students is Everyman quality. Third (especially as a parent who tries to balance a full time job with fun summer activities for my daughter), I’m excited about our options for early drop off (between 8-9am) and late pick up (between 4-6pm). We’ve made it very affordable and it can be added onto any camp experience. Plus, all camps end with a final performance or sharing for family and friends. If you’re thinking of someone right now who might be interested, do grab a brochure in the lobby or check out everymantheatre.org/summer for more details. Our hope is that every student this summer has the chance to let his or her inner theatre kid out and most importantly... have FUN!
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A BRIEF HISTORY OF FARCE
ave you ever laughed so hard that your stomach hurt? Perhaps it's because one of the original definitions of farce came from the culinary arts, rather than the comedic. To farce something is to stuff it; in cooking it meant to fill with a savory stuffing. Though applied to food, one could say that theatrical farce is stuffed to the breaking point with elements that make one laugh.
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Farce is a dramatic comedy defined by its use of stereotyped (or stock) characters, improbable and ridiculous situations, misunderstandings or mistaken identities, extravagant exaggeration, and highenergy (at times violent) physical staging. Though sometimes considered the lesser cousin of classic comedy, farce has a long history. Farce found its origins in ancient Greek and Roman theatre, though these plays
including Georges Feydeau's A Flea in Her Ear, had characters frequently (and usually at high-speeds) coming and going through these doors, just missing each other. Farce eventually found its way to film in the 20 th century with the help of such comedians as Charlie Chaplin and the Marx Brothers. Early silent films especially exemplified the genre. Since these films relied heavily on visual humor, the characters' exaggerated actions and mishaps were essential to the storytelling. Contemporary films such as Burn After Reading, The Hangover, and Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle all fit within the genre of farce.
Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in The Kid.
were likely closer to satires than true farces as we know them today. Their style of theatre did utilize stock characters, though, and many were comedies, utilizing such tropes as mistaken identity. In the 13 th century, the term farce was applied to literature when Latin church texts were “farced” with explanatory phrases. By the 15th century, in France, farcing referred to religious plays featuring new scenes of clowning, caricature, reversal of gender or social roles, acrobatics, and general indecency. As the popularity of these pieces caught on, writers began to pen farces independent of already established plays. French farce spread quickly throughout Europe. Elements of the genre appeared in Molière, and Shakespeare first tackled it when he adapted Plautus' ancient Roman play, The Brothers Manaechimi into The Comedy of Errors. The genre discovered a new venue in the music halls and vaudevilles of the 18th-19 th centuries. The “bedroom farce”—at the time also referred to as “door farces” because they employed the now classic trope of multiple doors onstage—found popularity in the 19 th century. Such plays,
Brad Pitt in Burn After Reading.
Twenty-first century Western theatrical farces hearken back to their predecessors while bringing new elements into the mix. Some manipulate location into serving as a major source of humor, such as the stage and backstage of Noises Off and the side-by-side hotel suites in Lend Me a Tenor! Others really put their actors to the test with quick changes, such as A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in which one actor plays nine different members of the same family. Where the next wave of farcical theatre will bring us, we can't say, but we're pretty sure it will be hilarious.
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From comedies in Ancient Greece to 15th century religious plays in France to modern day American sitcoms, the genre of farce has spanned the globe, taking on numerous forms over the centuries. With its longstanding popularity, it’s no surprise that many writers and performers have delved into the madcap worlds that farce evokes. While there are a superb number of examples from countries such as Pakistan, India, China, France and Germany, here are a few of the most well-known American and British farciers across stage, film, and television. NEIL SIMON – Influenced by comedians such as Charlie Chaplin and Mel Brooks, Simon went on to pen a number of comedies, including the well-loved farce, Rumors. THE COEN BROTHERS – Though mostly known for their hard-hitting cinematic dramas, the Coen Brothers have made some successful farcical films, including Burn After Reading. Even Fargo and O Brother, Where Art Thou? draw on elements of the genre.
NOËL COWARD – With a large number of successful plays to his name, many of his farces—including Private Lives, Blithe Spirit (in which Beth Hylton is pictured), and Present Laughter—are considered staples for many theatres. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.
LUCILLE BALL – Star of one of the most beloved programs in US history, I Love Lucy, Ball won over audiences with her zany energy, hilarious mishaps, and big heart.
JOHN CLEESE – A successful British writer and performer, Cleese co-founded the now famous Monty Python comedy troupe and starred in, among other works, the wildly popular British TV farce, Fawlty Towers.
SCREWBALL COMEDY QUEENS – Though the men held their own, women dominated the screwball comedies of the 1930s: from Katharine Hepburn’s now-iconic role as a flighty leopardowning heiress in Bringing Up Baby to Carole Lombard’s lovestruck rich girl in My Man Godfrey to Claudette Colbert in the first true screwball comedy, It Happened One Night.
KEN LUDWIG – As one of the most successful contemporary farcical writers, Ludwig made his name in the theater world with Lend Me a Tenor! and Moon Over Buffalo.
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WHY IS COMEDY SO HARD TO PERFORM?
here's an old adage that says, “Dying is easy. Comedy is harder.” The quote speaks to a common argument over whether comedy or drama is more difficult to write and perform. While critiquing art often comes down to individual taste, there is no doubt that creating art requires a level of training and pure talent for successful execution. If we compromise and say that comedy is not harder to write and perform, then why does it pose such unique challenges for artists? A number of theories have circulated regarding why comedy is so difficult to master. American comedian Lenny Bruce claimed, “The only honest art form is laughter, comedy. You can't fake it...” Mel Brooks notes, “Comedy is serious—deadly serious. Never, never try to be funny! The actors must be serious. Only the situation must be absurd. Funny is in the writing, not in the performing. If the situation isn’t absurd, no amount of hoke will help.” This combined need for elements of realism, exceptional wit, and sustained humor are obviously a lot of requirements to ask of a piece. Consider then a farce such as Noises Off with its breakneck pace, complex stage choreography (often featuring numerous doors and quick costume changes), whiplash dialogue, and a substantial cast of over-the-top characters. It's easy to see the challenges the show might present E V E RYM A N T H E AT R E | 10
to any artists who dare tackle it. The intricacies of the script call for impeccable timing from the cast. Certainly, they must have great comedic timing to land the script's jokes, but the staging also requires a heightened sense of spatial awareness to be able to manage the constant entrances and exits, and to keep physical mishaps safe, but also realistic for audiences (key elements of fight choreography). Additionally, while tragedy and drama oftentimes focus on universal ideas—love and loss, for example—comedy is often a product of the specific time period and culture. The impact of certain humor varies between different individuals, not to mention people of different countries, backgrounds, or ethnic identities. Comedy doesn't always age well. References to pop culture and certain social standards can easily become irrelevant over time, and jokes that were funny at one point can suddenly be read offensively or in poor taste. When seeing Noises Off, consider the challenges that went into making all those mishaps and misadventures go off without a hitch. And feel free to laugh, chortle, guffaw, giggle, crack up, and bust your sides all you want. After all, though success is in the eye of the beholder, there is no doubt those actors are working hard up there!
Dramaturgy by Johanna Gruenhut, Artistic Associate
CAST BIOGRAPHIES MEGAN ANDERSON (Poppy Norton-Taylor) Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): Dot, Wait Until Dark, Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Under the Skin, Blithe Spirit, Grounded, Tribes, The Dresser, Crimes of the Heart, The Beaux’ Stratagem, God of Carnage, You Can’t Take It With You, Fifty Words, All My Sons, Blackbird, The Exonerated, Rabbit Hole, The Cherry Orchard, Filthy Rich, Turn of the Screw, Much Ado About Nothing, And a Nightingale Sang, The School for Scandal, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Proof, Taking Sides, My Children! My Africa, The Crucible, The 5th of July, The Last Night of Ballyhoo. Regional: Theater J: After the Revolution; Olney Theatre Center: Grounded, Rabbit Hole (Helen Hayes, nominated for Outstanding Ensemble); Rep Stage: American Hero, The Whale, The Violet Hour, The Seagull (Helen Hayes Nomination); Round House Theatre: Heartbreak House, The Cherry Orchard, Our Town, Problem Child; Woolly Mammoth: The Faculty Room; Totem Pole Playhouse: Proposals, Crimes of the Heart, Proof; LA Theatreworks/Voice of America: Bus Stop. TV/Film: 3 seasons on The Wire (Jennifer Carcetti); Hit and Run (Jane) (Lionsgate/ MGM). Teaching: Everyman Theatre, Page to Stage for Young Actors and the Summer Intensive, Acting I and Auditioning. Other: Audition Coach. ERIC BERRYMAN (Tim Allgood) Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): Red (Ken), Topdog/Underdog (Booth), A Raisin in the Sun ( Joseph Asagei). Off Broadway: Wooster Group: The B-Side, Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons-A Record Album Interpretation (in development); BAM: Steel Hammer ( John Henry), The Glory of the World (Catholic); Barrow Street Theater: pool, no water (performer) Regional: Ford’s Theater: Fly
(W.W.); Guthrie Theater: The Amen Corner (David); Kennedy Center: I Wish You Love ( Jeffrey), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Sylvester); Penumbra Theatre Company/ Harford Stage: I Wish You Love ( Jeffrey); Kuntu Repertory: Radio Golf (Harmond Wilkes); Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre: The History Boys (Lockwood); Centerstage: Stage Readings – Out! (Frankie), Montford Point Marine (Robert Jr.); InterAct Theatre: The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane (Marcel) Getty Villa: Persians (Chorus Leader). International: Zen Zen Zo: Medea ( Jason). Film: Barry (Netflix), After Louie. Education: Carnegie Mellon School of Drama; Baltimore School for the Arts. Lessac Practitioner. DANNY GAVIGAN (Garry Lejeune) Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): A Streetcar Named Desire (Stanley), Death of a Salesman (Happy), Ghosts (Osvald), Deathtrap (Clifford Anderson), The Understudy (Jake), Crimes of the Heart (Doc), The Beaux’ Stratagem (Archer). Regional: Ford’s Theatre: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Nick); La Jolla Playhouse: Peer Gynt (Hero Peer); Kansas City Rep: Peer Gynt; Center Stage: The Rivals (Fag/ David), Snow Falling on Cedars (Carl); Round House Theatre: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Darcy), NSFW (Rupert), How to Write a New Book for the Bible (Paul), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Tom), Double Indemnity (Nino/ Norton), Pride and Prejudice (Wickham); Signature Theatre: Really Really (Jimmy); Studio Theatre: Mojo (Potts), All That I Will Ever Be (Bart); Constellation Theatre Company: Zorro (Zorro), The Ramayana (Lakshman); Rorschach Theatre: Dead City, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (Coyote), Rough Magic (Ariel); Keegan Theatre Ireland National Tour: Of Mice and Men (Lennie); Forum Theatre: Marat/Sade (Marat); Maryland Shakespeare Festival: Two Gentlemen of Verona (Eglamour).
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DEBORAH HAZLETT (Dotty Otley) Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): 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, 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. BETH HYLTON (Belinda Blair) Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): The Roomate, A Streetcar Named Desire (Blanche), Death of a Salesman (Jenny/ Letta), Outside Mullingar (Rosemary), Blithe Spirit (Elvira), Deathtrap (Myra Bruhl), The Understudy (Roxanne), By the Way, Meet E V E RYM A N T H E AT R E | 14
Vera Stark (Gloria), Crimes of the Heart (Lenny), August: Osage County (Ivy Weston), Time Stands Still (Sarah), All My Sons (Ann), Filthy Rich (Anne Scott), And A Nightingale Sang (Helen). New York: NYC Fringe Fest; Vital Theatre Company; Gorilla Rep; Ground Floor Theatre Lab. Regional: Round House Theatre: Rapture, Blister, Burn; Woolly Mammoth: Appropriate (Rachael), Martha Josie and the Chinese Elvis (Josie); Center Stage: Clybourne Park (Bev/Kathy), Beneatha’s Place (Harriet); Maltz Jupiter: The 39 Steps (The Woman); Delaware Theatre Company: Blithe Spirit (Elvira); Weston Playhouse: Death of a Salesman (Miss Forsythe); Public Theatre of Maine: The Cocktail Hour (Nina), On Golden Pond (Chelsea); Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre: House and Garden (JoAnna), Private Lives (Amanda), An Ideal Husband (Lady Chiltern); Gulfshore Playhouse: A Doll’s House (Nora), Life (x) 3 (Sonia), Blithe Spirit (Ruth); Olney Theatre Center: Hay Fever (Myra), The Savannah Disputation (Melissa), The Heiress (Marian); PlayMakers Rep: Hay Fever (Sorel), The School For Wives (Georgette), Look Homeward, Angel (Laura); The Hipp: Suddenly Last Summer (Catherine), Up (Helen); Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy: Skylight (Kyra); Ford’s: The Heavens Are Hung In Black (Mrs Winston), Member of the Wedding (Janice); Kennedy Center: Mister Roberts (Lieutenant Girard); co-producer and co-founder, The Actors Salon. TV/Film: House of Cards, One Life To Live, As The World Turns, Shrink Rap (dir. Chusy Jardine). Education: MFA Acting, Professional Actor Training Program/ UNC-Chapel Hill. www.bethhylton.com EMILY KESTER (Brooke Ashton) Everyman Theatre: debut. Regional: Studio Theatre: The Hard Problem ( Julia), Edgar and Annabel (Marianne); Theater J: The Last Schwartz (Kia); Triad Stage: A Christmas Carol (Belle); Constellation Theatre: Equus ( Jill
Mason); NextStop Theatre: Eurydice (Eurydice); Rorschach Theater: She Kills Monsters (Lilith); Imagination Stage: The BFG (Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Ensemble,) The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians, Double Trouble; Education: University of North Carolina at Greensboro. WIL LOVE (Selsdon Mowbray) Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): Death of a Salesman (Willy Loman), Outside Mullingar, (Tony), Deathtrap (Porter Milgrim), By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Frederick Slasvick/Brad Donovan), The Dresser (Geoffrey Thornton), August: Osage County (Charlie Aiken), Heroes (Gustave), You Can’t Take It With You (Mr. DePinna, Grandpa), Pygmalion (Doolittle), Our Town (Stage Manager), The Cherry Orchard (Pishchik), Much Ado About Nothing (Dogberry), School for Scandal (Sir Oliver), The Cripple of Inishmaan ( Johnnypateenmike). National Tours: Daisy Mayme, The Show-off (both with Jean Stapleton). Regional Theatre: Baltimore’s Center Stage (31 productions), Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (25 productions), Detroit’s Meadow Brook Theatre (18 productions), Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, Buffalo Studio Arena, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Pennsylvania’s Totem Pole Playhouse (43 seasons as resident actor; 25 seasons as Associate Artistic Director). Over 250 performances as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol adapted from the story by him and Carl Schurr. TV/Film: The Father and the Bear, Route 30 Trilogy, Better Living Through Chemistry, Veep, Something the Lord Made, Homicide: Life on the Street, PBS Trifles, Once Upon A War, Mr. Magister, Crabs. Education: MFA from Wayne State University. Member of Actor’s Equity Association since 1967.
BRUCE RANDOLPH NELSON (Frederick Fellowes) Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): 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. CARL SCHURR (Lloyd Dallas) Everyman Theatre (Resident Company Member): Death of a Salesman (Uncle Ben), A Streetcar Named Desire (Doctor), Blithe Spirit (Dr. Bradman), The Dresser (Sir), August: Osage County (Beverly Weston), Heroes (Philippe), You Can’t Take It With You (Mr. Kirby), All My Sons (Joe Keller), Our Town (Prof. Willard, Joe Stoddard, Constable Warren), The Cherry NOISES OFF | 15
Orchard (Gayev), Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato), The School for Scandal (Sir Peter Teazle), Proof (Robert) and directed Private Lives. National Tour: Daisy Mayme, The Show-off (both with Jean Stapleton). Regional Theatre: Meadow Brook Theatre: Pygmalion (Henry Higgins), Present Laughter (Garry Essendine); Repertory Theatre of St. Louis: Noises Off (Frederick), Hay Fever (Richard); Walnut Street Theatre: Art (Serge); Missouri Repertory Theatre: The Hostage (Princess Grace), The Misanthrope (Philinte); Studio Arena: Loot (McLeavy), Ah, Wilderness! (Arthur), Dark of the Moon (Preacher Haggler); Center Stage: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Dr. Spivey), The Beaux’ Stratagem (Count Bellair); Totem Pole Playhouse: Producing Artistic Director for 25 years, Dracula (Title Role), The Good Doctor (Writer/Chekhov), The Odd Couple (Oscar), The Petrified Forest (Alan Squier). As a director, productions at Actors Theatre of Louisville, GeVa, Syracuse Stage, Walnut Street Theatre.
Education: MA from the University of Michigan. Member of Actor’s Equity Association since 1971. 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 and Costume 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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DIRECTOR AND DESIGNER BIOGRAPHIES ERIC ABELE (Costume Design) Everyman Theatre: debut. 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, lnterrobang 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. DANIEL ETTINGER (Set Design) Everyman Theatre (Resident Set Designer): Los Otros, Wait Until Dark, Death of A Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Outside Mullingar, Blithe Spirit, Ghosts, The Understudy, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, Red, The Glass Menagerie, The Beaux’ Stratagem, August: Osage County, Time Stands Still, You Can’t Take It With You, The Brothers Size, Private Lives, Pygmalion, All My Sons, Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself), Our Town, Two Rooms, Rabbit Hole, Soul Collector, I Am My Own Wife, Filthy Rich, Viva La Vivienne! (Background Design), Gem of the Ocean, Much Ado About Nothing, Sight Unseen, Betrayal, Going to St. Ives, School for Scandal, Proof, Nude With Violin, Red Herring, A Number. Off-Broadway: The Blue Angel Theatre, Pageant; Roundabout Theatre Company, A Man For All Seasons, Room Service; The York Theatre Company, Talley’s Folly, Luv. Regional: Woolly Mammoth, You for Me for You, Eclipsed, Vigils, Recent Tragic Events, Kiki and Herb, Starving, The Mineola Twins; Theatre J, The Disputation; Rep Stage: E V E RYM A N T H E AT R E | 18
Venus in Fur, Boeing, Boeing, God’s Ear, Mrs. Warren’s Profession; Barter Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie, She Loves Me, and over 100 other productions. Teaching: Towson University Design Program. MICHAEL FRAYN (Playwright) Plays include Alphabetical Order (1975), Clouds (1976), Donkeys' Years (1977), Make or Break (1980), Noises Off (1982) and Benefactors (1984). Copenhagen (1998), about the 1941 meeting between German physicist Werner Heisenberg and his Danish counterpart Niels Bohr, first staged at the Royal National Theatre in London, won the 1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Play of the Year and the 2000 Tony Award for Best Play (USA). His play Democracy (2003), is set in 1960s Berlin. His latest play for the Royal National Theatre is Afterlife (2008). Recent books are Stage Directions: Writing on Theatre 1970-2008 (2008), and Travels with a Typewriter (2009). A book of memoir, My Father's Fortune: A Life, was published in 2010, was shortlisted for the 2010 Costa Biography Award, and won the 2011 PEN/ Ackerley Prize. JAY HERZOG (Lighting Design) Everyman Theatre: Resident Lighting Designer 20 years; On 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.
VINCENT M. LANCISI (Director/Founding Artistic Director) founded Everyman Theatre in October of 1990 and has directed over 35 productions including 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 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. GARY LOGAN (Dialects) Everyman Theatre (Resident Dialect Coach): Great Expectations, Death of a Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Outside Mullingar, An Inspector Calls, Blithe Spirit, Ruined, Tribes, The Dresser, The Beaux’ Stratagem, August: Osage County, Private Lives, Pygmalion, The Soul Collector, Our Town, Doubt, Much Ado About Nothing, And a Nightingale Sang. Regional: Kennedy Center: Master Class (with Tyne Daly); Signature Theatre: Westside Story, I Am My Own Wife; Arena Stage: A Raisin in the Sun, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Studio Theatre: Moment, Jumpers
for Goalposts, Belleville, Tribes, The Real Thing, Venus in Fur, Frozen, Crestfall; Ford’s Theatre: Shenandoah (with Scott Bakula), State of the Union, A Christmas Carol; Folger: Henry V, Othello, Henry VIII, Much Ado About Nothing; Shakespeare Theatre Company: The Tempest, The Importance of Being Earnest, As You Like It, Design for Living, The Way of the World, An Enemy of the People, Julius Caesar; Chautauqua Theater Company: Henry V, Clybourne Park, Macbeth, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Winter’s Tale, The Just; Denver Center Theatre Company: Romeo and Juliet, Misalliance, Wit, The Winter’s Tale, Valley Song, The Tempest (over 50 others); International: The Royal Shakespeare Company and Denver Center Theatre Company: Tantalus (Sir Peter Hall, director); Stratford Festival of Canada: Twelfth Night and The School for Scandal (with Brian Bedford), The Miser, The Night of the Iguana. Author: The Eloquent Shakespeare (University of Chicago Press). PHILLIP OWEN (Sound Design) Everyman Theatre: Outside Mullingar. Regional: Triad Stage (Greensboro, NC): Anna Christie, Kingdom of Earth, Common Enemy; Alley Theatre (Houston): Alley All New (new play festival); Stages Rep (Houston): I and You, Stupid F^%#ing Bird, The Whipping Man, Dollhouse, Steel Magnolias; Stonington (Maine): Cymbeline, Antony & Cleopatra, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, & Baryshnikov Arts Center, NYC: Notes from Underground; Yale Rep: Rough Crossing; Yale Cabaret: original composition Waking; Broadway: Assistant to the composer on A Steady Rain (Schoenfeld Theatre). He currently serves as Lecturer in Sound Design at Texas State. MFA, Yale School of Drama. www.phillipowen.com LEWIS SHAW (Fight Choreography) Everyman Theatre (Resident Fight Choreographer): Great Expectations, Wait Until Dark, Death of A Salesman, A Streetcar Named Desire, Blithe Spirit, NOISES OFF | 19
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: 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.
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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 25 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. The 1994/95 Season marked a series for firsts for Everyman. It was the first year at 1727 North Charles Street, which would be Everyman's home for 18 years. It also marked the first multi-production line-up— starting with Sam Shepard's Buried Child— and also offered subscriptions to patrons for the first time. Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s,
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 recordbreaking production of the Pulitzer Prize winning drama, August: Osage County. Everyman celebrated its 25th anniversary during the 2015/16 Season by producing "The Great American Rep," a feat featuring American classics Death of a Salesman and A Streetcar Named Desire performed with the same cast in rotating repertory. Everyman invites you to be part of the journey for the next 25 years.
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
Vic Romita Frank Rosenberg Leonard Sachs+ Elspeth Udvarhelyi+ Martha Weiman
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EVERYMANâ€™S 2016/17 SEASON IS MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR GENEROUS DONORS Sponsors listed as of April 12, 2017
NEIL & ELLEN MELTZER
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MAJOR SUPPORT FROM WILLIAM G. BAKER, JR. MEMORIAL FUND, CREATOR OF THE BAKER ARTIST PORTFOLIOS, WWW.BAKERARTIST.ORG
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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, 2015 and April 12, 2017.
GOVERNMENT, FOUNDATIONS, FUNDS AND CORPORATIONS ANGEL $20,000+
Anonymous Baltimore County Commission On Arts And Sciences Bunting Family Foundation, Inc. David And Barbara B Hirschhorn Foundation France-Merrick Foundation Helen S. and Merrill L. Bank Foundation The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Foundation J. Mayo Greenberg Theatre Fund Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation, Inc. LifeBridge Health Lockhart Vaughan Foundation Maryland State Arts Council Paul M. Angell Family Foundation Shen Family Foundation Sheridan Foundation The Shubert Foundation Stockman Family Foundation William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Portfolios, www.BakerArtist.org
RESIDENT COMPANY SPONSOR $10,000 - $19,999
Bank Of America Foundation Goldsmith Family Foundation Hecht-Levi Foundation Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds Legg Mason Corporate Citizenship Lord Baltimore Hotel Sun Trust T. Rowe Price Foundation Talcott-Gran Charitable Trust Venable Foundation
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER $5,000 - $9,999
Anonymous Abell Foundation, Inc. American Trading And Production Corporation Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts Benno and Elayne Hurwitz Family Foundation Earle and Annette Shawe Family Foundation Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Family Foundation Fancy Hill Foundation Harris Jones & Malone, LLC Helen Pumphrey Denit Trust, U.S. Trust, Bank of America, Trustee + DECEASED
Jane and Worth B. Daniels Jr. Fund John J. Leidy Foundation, Inc. Lord Baltimore Capital Corporation Mayor Catherine E. Pugh & the City of Baltimore Creative Baltimore Fund Muller Charitable Foundation, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, LLC
PRODUCER $2,500 - $4,999
The Ashworth/Welch Charitable Fund Charlesmead Foundation DLA Piper LLP Harvey M. Meyerhoff Fund, Inc. Herschel and Judith Langenthal Philanthropic Fund IBM Corporation Sinsky-Kresser-Racusin Memorial Foundation Inc.
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER $1,000 - $2,499
Anonymous Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts Campbell Foundation, Inc. Exelon Foundation Harbor Bank Jaye and Dr. Ted Bayless Fund The Jean and Sidney Silber Foundation Lois and Philip Macht Family Philanthropic Fund M. Sigmund And Barbara K. Shapiro Philanthropic Fund Mary Jean and Oliver Travers Foundation in honor of Stan and Laurie Miller Phyllis and Joe Johnson Foundation Richard and Rosalee C. Davison Foundation Susan Sachs Fleishman Fund The Wolman Family Foundation
DIRECTOR $500 - $999
Actors' Equity Foundation, Inc. Cantler Fulwiler Family Fund Doctrow Family Fund Eugene and Alice Schreiber Philanthropic Fund Francine Manekin and Family Philanthropic Fund Helen M. Hughes Trust Jencks Family Fund McCormick & Company Norfolk Southern Foundation Matching Gifts Program Northern Stage Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Bank Family Fund
PLAYWRIGHT $250 - $499
Actorsâ€™ Equity Foundation, Inc. Gabbay Family Fund Jacob S. Shapiro Foundation Joyce and Robert Knodell Family Charitable Fund Ransome-Wilcox Family Fund Reliable Churchill Taylor Foundation, Inc.
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INDIVIDUALS ANGEL $20,000+
Anonymous Susan W. Flanigan Beth Goldsmith Gina and Dan Hirschhorn John and Susan Nehra Dr. E. Lee and Bea Robbins Vic and Nancy Romita
RESIDENT COMPANY SPONSOR $10,000 - $19,999
Stan and Laurie Miller Elizabeth K. Moser David and Betsy Nelson Bryan and Jennifer Rakes Lawrence Yumkas and Miriam Fisher
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER $5,000 - $9,999
Bunny and Alan Bernstein+ William and Pat Bettridge Mary Catherine Bunting Richard Friedler Ronnie Kleiman Peter Leffman Mark Paul Lehman and Kurt Davis Wil Love and Carl Schurr Ellen and Neil Meltzer Diane and Pete Nachtwey John and Marsha Ramsay Frank and Ann Rosenberg Stephen and Gail Shawe
PRODUCER $2,500 - $4,999
Anonymous Stan and Edie Brown Shaun Carrick and Ronald Griffin Paul and Kathleen Casey Diane E. Cho and David W. Benn Anthony and Jaymee Farinacci Dr. Larry and Nancy Fishel Mitzi and Norman Glick Philanthropic Fund Corie Godine Marci Gordon and Andrew Barnstein Lisa Harris Jones and Sean Malone Phyllis and Joe Johnson Sandy and Mark Laken, in memory of Shawn Laken Kenneth C. and Elizabeth M. Lundeen Brian and Eileen Oâ€™Rourke Dr. David and Nancy Paige
Grant and Elissa Roch Matthew and Mary Satchwell Len and Selma Sherman Joy and Steven Sibel Louis B. Thalheimer and Juliet A. Eurich
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER $1,000 - $2,499 A nonymous
George and Frances Alderson David and Suzanne Alexander Brenda K. Ashworth and Donald F. Welch Robert R. Bair and Dorothy D. Bair Penny Bank Bruce and Polly Behrens Emile A. Bendit Richard and Rita Berndt Helen Blakey Dr. and Mrs. Mordecai Blaustein Patty Bond Winnie and Neal Borden Robert and Teresa Brookland Evelyn Cannon Glenda Chernoff Chuck Cohen and Ann Amernick James C. Storey and Janice L. Collins Betty & Stephen Cooper Michael Borowitz and Barbara Crain Harlan and Jean Cramer Jennifer Engel Nelson and Sara Fishman Gwen DuBois & Terry Fitzgerald Fran and John Flanigan Elborg and Robert Forster Jason and Laurie Frank Charlton G. C. Friedberg Debra and Maurice Furchgott Jill and Ira Gansler Sandra Levi Gerstung Barbara Glynn Herbert and Harriet Goldman Stephen and Julie Gottlieb Stephen P. & Jacquelyn M. Hall James and Catherine Hammond Michael Hayes and Lori Clawson Charles Henck and Karen Malloy Sandra and Thomas Hess June and George Higgins Shirley T. Hollander, in memory of Phyllis C. Karrer William C. Jacob and Jennifer S. Williams
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Shirley A. Kaufman Paul Konka and Susan Dugan-Konka Francine and Allan Krumholz Vincent Lancisi and Robin Vanscoy Bernard and Steffi Liberman Sara Lombardo and James MacNicholl Joy Mandel and Tim Nehl Richard Manichello and Margo Halle/Ram Films Inc Dr. Wendy Matt & Dr. Sukumar Balachandran Phyllis McIntosh John and Shanae McLean John and Mary Messmore Joseph and Jane Meyer Charlotte Modly and Paul Tarantino Charlie and Marcia Moylan Tracy Namie, in memory of Stephen Namie Ruth Nolan Franchella Pailen-Watkins Fred and Grazina Pearson Mike Plaisted and Maggie Webbert Reid Reininger Larry Koppelman and Liz Ritter Harriet Roberts Zelig and Linda Robinson Rona and Arthur Rosenbaum Leslie and Jay Rosenthal Bruce and Ellen Rothschild Robert and Lelia Russell Monica and Arnold Sagner Gilda B. Sherman Jean Silber Rachelle and Ronnie Silverstein Bob and Jackie Smelkinson Susan and John Spencer Joaneath A. Spicer Ruth and Chuck Spivak Fred and Joan Steffens Linda Stewart Damie and Diane Stillman Margaret Taliaferro Karen and Jim Trennepohl Kelly Keenan Trumpbour Michael and Helen Weiss Dr. Laurie S. Zabin
DIRECTOR $500 - $999 Anonymous James and Ellen Adajian Tim and Joy Ambrose
Dr. Sania Amr, in memory of Jo Tyson Tildon Neil Axel Joel Balsham Bruce and Amy Barnett Frank Eisenberg and Catherine C. Blake Mr. James Blackburn Liz Block Harriet and Bruce Blum Mr. and Mrs. A. Stanley Brager, Jr. Livio and Diane Broccolino David Brown Donald D. Brown and Linda W. Brown Arnold D and Joyce Ann Bruckner Jean Brune Hank Bullwinkel and Teri Majewski Jennifer Burdick Dr. Elizabeth Burin and Dr. Avishai Ben-David Susan L. Chomicz, in memory of Eunice Chomicz Suzanne F. Cohen Ken Davies Michael and Judith DeHaemer Walter B. Doggett III and Joanne Doggett Ross and Michele Donehower Rosemary Eck Vera Case and Adam Ehart Brian Flowers Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Goldberg George Goodale Judith A. Gottlieb Hannah and Thorne Gould Jon Greenberg and Connie Rosemont Richard B. Gross Michael Guarnieri Donald M. and Dorothy W. Gundlach Betty Gunther, in honor of Robert Gunther Robert and Cheryl Guth Terry Halle and Wendy McAllister Fritzi K. and Robert J. Hallock Dr. Rhoda Harrison Barbara L. Hecht Holly Hertsgaard Samuel and Barbara Himmelrich Ken and Ellen Himmelstein Robert and Abigail Hoffman Frank and Anne Hubbard
Dave and Katherine Hurst Ruth B Hurwitz Dr. and Mrs. Iredell W. Iglehart III Lois and Joseph Johnson, Jr. Ann H. Kahan Edi and Barbara Karni Townsend and Bob Kent Joan Klein Ann and David Koch Ann Koontz Harriet and Jay Kramer Stanford and Lynne Lamberg Jessica Lanzillotti Harry and Beth Lebow Greg Lehne Diane Leonard Vernon and Doris Lidtke Barry Linkner Kathleen Liparini Alison Loughran, in memory of Donna Loughran Sam and Suzie Macfarlane Frank and Joyce Margolis Patrick Martyn and Eric Lomboy Linda Matheson Dennis G. McGough Tracy Miller and Paul Arnest Herb and Miriam Mittenthal Carl and Undine Nash Linda Nevaldine Andrew and Sharon Nickol Ted Niederman and Ricka Neuman Lewis and Dee Noonberg Drs. Mary O’Connor and Charles King Steve and Sherri O’Donnell Gretchen Schmidl and Tim O’Leary Robert and Patricia Orr Joan W. Orso Thomas L. and Leslie V. Owsley Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Pakula William and Susan Paznekas Dale and Dorothy Piper Leslie and Gary Plotnick Dorothy Holliday Powe, in memory of Ethel J. Holliday Scott and Gwyneth Radloff Karen Ray and Howard Turk Sarah S. Robinson Domingo and Karen Rodriguez Carla Wolf Rosenthal and Alan Schwartz Bette Rothman + Jamie and Sarah Ryan Jean Savina and Gayle Barney
Susan Scheidle Norman A. and Leonora D. Sensinger Riva and Dr. Al Shackman David and Sarah H. Shapiro, in honor of Gina Hirschhorn Peter and Cheryl Snyder Lynne Stuart Pat Thompson and Ed Sledge JoAnn Tracey Elizabeth Trexler Carly Troyer Bonnie Binder and Bob Tucker Debra and Henry Tyrangiel Henry and Barbara Valeri Dr. and Mrs. Peter Warschawski Peter Cohen and Ann Watson, in honor of Stan & Laurie Miller Maria Wawer William Marshall and Camille Wheeler Beverly Winter Carol Yumkas Marvin and Cindy Zelkowitz
PLAYWRIGHT $250 - $499 Anonymous Anonymous, in honor of Maurice and Debra Furchgott Lissa Abrams and Abe Wasserberger Ronald and Baiba Abrams Brad and Lindsay Alger Eleanor Allen Taunya L. Banks Richard Baum and Kathleen Petersen, in memory of Ron Pototsky Jan Boyce Brooks Bradley Jason and Melinda Brandt Joseph and Barbara Cirelli Joan Coley and Lee Rice Cynthia Conklin Will Cooke Joan S. Cornblath Gwen Davidson Albert DeLoskey and Lawrie Deering Michael Domue, in honor of Wil Love and Carl Schurr Deborah Duskey Neil and Deborah Eisenberg Susi Ettinger
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Dr. Mary Anne Facciolo and Dr. Michael Repka Edgar and Faith Feingold Susie and Bob Fetter John and Dorothy Foellmer Rhona and Sonny Freiman Mrs. Noris and Mr. Avi Friedman Roy Furchgott Mark and Patty Gillen Sonny and Laurie Glassner Martha and Tad Glenn Mr. and Mrs. David Glickman, in memory of David Glickman Stephanie Graham Ben Greenwald Dale and Alonzo Griffin, in memory of Elauna Griffin Thomas and Rebecca Hamer Gary C. Harn Ricki and George Henschel Kathleen Vander Horst Harriet S. Iglehart Louise and Richard Kemper Robert Knodell Ron and Marianne Kreitner Evan Toni Krometis Rosalind and Alfred Kronthal Barry Kropf Jonna & Fred Lazarus Judith Letcher Sara W. Levi Naomi Levin Howard and Peggy Levinton Peter Levy and Diane Krejsa Diane Maloney-Krichmar Frank and Joyce Margolis, in honor of Dr. Johnathan Margolis & Dr. Linda Keyes Richard Marriott Jeanne E. Marsh Hans and Judy Mayer Carol McCord Stephanie F. Miller Todd Myers and Lois Schneck Barry Narlines, in memory of Dr. Ronald Pototsky Jeffrey Nover Dr. and Mrs. Crossan O’Donovan Margaret Palmer, in honor of Kyle Prue Bob and Shirley Prue Hazel D. Radowsky Alan and Pamela Ray Jill Ann Rodenburg, in memory of Joan Burns Robert and Ellen Rosen Wendy S. Rosen
Dr. and Mrs. Alfred Rosenstein Dr. and Mrs. Steven Sandler Richard and Kayleen Saucier Frederica Saxon + Barbara K. Scherlis Thomas M. Scott III Betsy and Carlton Sexton Stephanie Shade Joel and Robin Shaivitz Terry E. Singer, in memory of Reuben and Ethel Singer Joan and Edward Sills James Slaughter III and Anne Cowan Slaughter Eric Snyder, in honor of The Wiesters Sid and Sandy Socolar, in memory of Vivienne Shub and Naomi Greenberg-Slovin Carl and Margaret Soderstrom Judy and Carl Sterling Steve and Sue Sternheimer Hugh and Kitty Stierhoff Ellen Stifler Ellen M. Heller and Shale D. Stiller James Stofan and William Law Harriet Stulman Elizabeth Trimble Eli Velder John and Mary Lou Walker Joanne and Ed Wallach Jonathan and Rachel Waller Joe and Debra Weinberg Mark I. Whitman Raymond Kraft and Gregory Wise Patricia A. Yevics-Eisenberg Miriam and Robert Zadek
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Students entering grades 9-12 dive into topics ranging from Improvisation, to Musical Theatre, to the Actor’s Process taught by talented and accessible theater professionals. Join us for these one and two week long programs designed to offer a well-rounded and fun approach to skill building in the world of theatre.
Students entering grades K-8 kickstart their creativity this summer through innovative and exciting summer camps at Everyman Theatre. Students transform their summer into a celebration of expression through theatre with creative dramatics, play creation, and specialized skill building. There is something for everyone this summer!
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Susan W. Flanigan, President Vic Romita, Vice President W. Bryan Rakes, Vice President Mark Paul Lehman, Secretary Eileen M. Oâ€™Rourke, Treasurer
Bruce Randolph Nelson
Edie Brown Jean W. Brune Diane Cho Corie Godine Marci I. Gordon Lisa Harris Jones Gina Hirschhorn Bridget M. Horner Vincent M. Lancisi Johnnie L. Lewis John McLean Neil Meltzer Dr. Stanley Miller Peter Nachtwey Susan L. Nehra Betsy Nelson James Ryan E. Lee Robbins, M.D. Kelly Keenan Trumpbour Lawrence J. Yumkas
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RESIDENT ARTISTS 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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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Brian Francoise, Director of Community Engagement
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Brianna McCoy, Director of Education Brenna Horner, Education Program Assistant Charlotte Bent, Education Intern 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
FRONT OF HOUSE
Matthew Shea, Audience Services Manager Nadine Klatt, Box Office Manager David Brasington, Michelle Burke, Abigail Cady, Lacy Comstock, Lauren Imwold, Daniel Romeo, Matthew Schleigh, Bartenders Kate Appiah-Kubi, Abigail Cady, Eddy Collett, Anna-Marie Epps, Cierra Harman, Jonathan Jacobs, Jamil Johnson, Thom Purdy, Matthew Schleigh, Rachel-Miranda Swan, Benairen Swanson-Tomhave, Lucy Wakeland, Box Office Associates/Gift Shop Kate Appiah-Kubi, Lauren Imwold, Jonathan
Jacobs, Jamil Johnson, Derrell Owens, Daniel Romeo, Nickole Scroggins, Amber Wright, House Managers Daniel Gugliuzza, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Michele Alexander, Director of Marketing Jared Earley, Marketing & Media Relations Manager Kiirstn Pagan, Graphic Designer & Video Producer Katherine Marmion, Graphic Designer Matthew Shea, Social Media Coordinator Jeff Rogers, 2016-17 Season Show Art Design
Kyle Prue, Director of Production Amanda M. Hall, Associate Director of Production Bill Jamieson, Technical Director Rick Gerriets, Asst. Technical Director Andrew Gaylin, Audio Engineer Juan Juarez, Master Electrician Jillian Mathews, Properties Master Patrick Squibb, Scene Shop Foreman Evan McDougall, Resident Carpenter Joseph Martin, Michael Rasinski, Trevor Wilhelms, House Carpenters Amy Kellett, Scenic Artist J. R. Schroyer, Deck Chief Lucy Wakeland, Wardrobe Supervisor Amanda M. Hall, Cat Wallis, Stage Managers Kayla Whisman, Assistant Stage Manager Juan Juarez, Katie Salvi, Light Board Operators Reese Siedlecki, Sound Board Operator Kelsey Schneider, Captioning Operator Ren Brault, Andrew Burrans, Matthew Cassella, Darrell Hairston, Jr., Tiwalade Oni, Katie Salvi, Kelsey Schneider, J.R. Schroyer, Reese Siedlecki, Carpenters Christa Landy, Scenic Artist Reese Siedlecki, Props Assistant Steven Burrall, Allison Burris, Parker Damm, Jesse Herche, Brandon Ingle, Lillian Kahkonen, Jeremy Mayo, Jeremy Mccord, Alex Roberts, Katie Salvi, Kelsey Schneider, Alexis Sheeks, Elliott Shugoll, Electricians Adam Ciotta, Jeremy Mayo, Design Assistants
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