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FORWARD THEATER COMPANY presents

RED

By John Logan Directed by Laura Gordon**

Set Designer Charles J. Trieloff II

Lighting Designer Jason Fassl***

Costume Designer

Original Music/Sound Designer

Scott RĂśtt

Properties Designer

Charles J. Trieloff II

Joe Cerqua*** Stage Manager

Kimberly Patch*

Red is generously sponsored by:

This play was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by Dane Arts with additional funds from the Evjue Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times.

Season sponsors: Candlewood Suites, The Madison Concourse Hotel, Distillery Design, Evjue Foundation, Gordon Flesch Company, Madison Community Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, T. Wall Properties, WPR, WPT *

Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. ** Member of SDC, the union of professional stage directors and choreographers *** Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 RED premiered at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London on December 3, 2009, Michael Grandage, Artistic Director. Original Broadway Production Produced by Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie P. McClelland, Matthew Byam Shaw, Neal Street Productions, Fox Theatricals, Ruth Hendel/ Barbara Whitman, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal and The Donmar Warehouse. RED is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Red

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F O R WA R D T H E AT E R C O M PA N Y S TA F F ARTISTIC Artistic Director..........................................................................................................Jennifer Uphoff Gray Artistic Associate.................................................................................................................... Karen Moeller ADMINISTRATIVE General Manager........................................................................................................................ Sarah Marty Communications Director.......................................................................................................Scott Haden Director of Development.....................................................................................................Julia Nicholas Company Manager.................................................................................................................. Celia A. Klehr Business Manager.................................................................................................................... Alex Moskoff Interns......................................................................................................................... Cody Kour, Eric Lynne PRODUCTION Production Manager................................................................................................................. Sarah Marty Technical Director.................................................................................................................. Kevin Zimmer Stage Manager.................................................................................................................... Kimberly Patch* Assistant Stage Manager.......................................................................................................Olivia Bedard Run Crew..................................................................................................................................... Pamela Miles Carpenter...................................................................................................................... Jean-Claude Bedard Scenic Painter............................................................................................................................ Pamela Miles Master Electrician........................................................................................................... Louis Kreienkamp Sound Technician......................................................................................................................... Jim Uphoff Sound Board Operator.......................................................................................................... Brian Hatfield Stagehand............................................................................................................... Brad Tobermann, IATSE Forward Theater is proud to work with the members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)

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F O R WA R D T H E AT E R C O M PA N Y B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S Chad Bartell, Springs Window Fashions Donna Beestman, Career Success Strategies, LLC Jane Elder, Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Ellen Foley, WPS Dr. Charles Ford, UW Division of Otolaryngology Jon Furlow, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP Gail Kohl, GMK Associates, LLC Shana Lewis, Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Erika Monroe-Kane, Firecracker Consulting, LLC/Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Kathie Nichols, Nonprofit Community Leader Carol “Orange” Schroeder, Orange Tree Imports Joseph Shumow, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. Brent Wagner, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause F O R WA R D T H E AT E R C O M PA N Y A DV I S O R Y C O M PA N Y Jim Buske William Bolz Sarah Day Richard Ganoung

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F R O M T H E A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R ... J E N N I F E R U P H O F F G R A Y Welcome to Forward Theater Company’s production of Red – a play that excites us on many levels. Not only is this a play about the nature of art and its ability to evoke emotion, it also serves as a reminder of the essential role of skilled artistry in the theater. FTC has been fortunate to employ many gifted designers and technicians over the years.   This production provides a wonderful opportunity to single out the work these artists do.  Building a production is a team effort – a lighting designer manipulates light to create atmosphere, a costume designer supports the characters and historic era of the play, but an electrician hangs the lights above the stage with precision, the wardrobe crew maintains the costumes each night with care – it’s a collaborative process that requires weeks to prepare and execute.  I urge you to read the design and production staff listings in this program and take note of their names -- they live in our community and create such brilliant art, particularly in this play about art. Their contributions have breathed a wonderful vibrancy into this production of Red, and I’m certain you will appreciate the fruits of their labor.

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F R O M T H E B OA R D O F D I R E C TO R S ... K AT H I E N I C H O L S Number five, folks: This is Forward Theater Company’s fifth season! Five has a nice ring to it, don’t you think? It’s a prime number…. and I really like the concept of PRIME. One definition of that word is, “of the best possible quality; excellent.” We feel that our productions since day one have been worthy of that designation, and this season will certainly be no exception! It seems like just yesterday we were wondering if the Madison community would embrace a new, fledgling professional theater company. Now here we are; celebrating our fifth season. And the jury is IN. You have embraced us with open arms. Our success is no accident. You have come to expect high quality theater when you take your seat in the Playhouse. We try mightily to fulfill that expectation. We have taken a steady and deliberate approach to our growth; and every season has been developed and crafted without biting off more than we can chew financially. But what I am most proud of is our growing reputation as a company that is open, is welcoming and is one that values this community. When I talk to people about Forward Theater Company, the conversation starts with mention of the wonderful plays they’ve seen; but it quickly moves from that to something like, “Everyone is so friendly at Forward Theater, it feels like family.” Or “I love how Forward connects with other organizations in the community.” In fact, our strong sense of connection and community is a fundamental value of this company. It defines who we are and how we measure our success. We are humbled by your support, and we owe you a debt of gratitude. We will continue to pay that debt by providing a theater experience of the highest caliber, and by strengthening our connections to the community and to you, our valued audience members. It has been a marvelous five-year relationship. We look forward to the next five! Thank you.

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F R O M T H E A DV I S O R Y C O M PA N Y... J I M B U S K E Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Forward Theater Company’s 2013-14 season. Your support and participation are important to everyone at FTC. The Members of the advisory company are pleased to present this season’s slate of plays. They are funny, moving and thought-provoking. It’s hard to believe that this is FTC’s fifth season. As the old saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Believe me, the past five years have been FUN. Over five years, FTC has grown from a fledgling theater formed by a group of professionals with a common goal into a well-respected theater with a proven track record of offering exceptional productions. FTC is very proud of this. We are also very proud of honoring our commitment of always putting the audience - our customers - first. Because the fun wouldn’t be complete without YOUR participation – the audience that has given so much back to FTC. There have been plenty of milestones during our five-year voyage. I don’t think anyone involved with FTC’s inaugural venture All About Eve will ever forget the astonishing ovation from the audience when the actors first came on stage. Or the joy we all felt when we learned we had gotten the rights to produce Christopher Durang’ s Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them as our first full production. Since then there have been many other memorable highlights – a world premiere, Midwest and Wisconsin premieres, partnerships with the UW Theatre Department and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, staged readings by Madison playwrights and monologue festivals that have brought many local and national artists into the FTC family. The recommended gift for a fifth anniversary is wood. Appropriately, bridges can be made of wood. Over the past five years FTC has built valuable bridges with the members of our audience that have gotten stronger each year. Here’s to many more years of bridge building. Happy 5th anniversary, everyone!

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F R O M T H E D R A M AT U R G S ... K I M B E R LY YA R N A L L & K A R E N M O E L L E R Mark Rothko was born Marcus Rothkowitz in 1903 in Russia to a Jewish family that emigrated to the United States when Rothko was ten years old. Raised in Portland, Oregon, he began his artistic career in New York in 1923 after two years at Yale University. His work passed through several phases, but by the late 1940s, he had found what would be his final stylistic manner: fully abstract paintings featuring rectangles of various sizes and colors, arranged to induce meditative or spiritual states of mind rather than depict objects from the natural world. This is the artistic phase where we meet Rothko in Red. This abstract, emotionally intense style put Rothko in accord with the New York School artists, who came to prominence in the years following the Second World War. This was a small group of loosely affiliated artists who created a stylistically diverse body of work that introduced radical new directions in art. The artists known as “Abstract Expressionists” or “New York School” included Jackson Pollock, with his abstract, splatter and drip paintings; Barnett Newman, who specialized in areas of color separated by thin vertical lines, or “zips;” Willem De Kooning and his complex figurative paintings; and, of course, Rothko himself. These artists valued spontaneity and improvisation in their process, tempered with the meticulous planning necessitated by the immense scale of many of their works. Rothko’s studio, as depicted in Red, is a place where painstaking preparation lays the groundwork for the flash of inspiration. Hours, even days might pass before brush is laid to canvas, and the workmanlike efforts of Rothko and Ken, his fictional assistant in Red, set the stage for what is, ultimately, an unpredictable process. Like Rothko, many of the Abstract Expressionists began and developed their artistic careers during the 1930s. They wanted to free themselves of the provincialism and politics that defined the art world of the previous decades. The crisis of war and its aftermath is key to understanding the concerns of the Abstract Expressionists. Troubled by man’s dark side and aware of human irrationality and vulnerability, they broke away from accepted conventions in both technique and subject matter. As you’ll see during the performance, they often created monumentally scaled works that stood as reflections of their individual psyches. Playwright John Logan brings us into Rothko’s work in the late 1950’s. This time marked a transitional period in American art, when the dominance of the abstract painters of the New York School, like Rothko, was about to give way to a new generation of artists associated with the movement known as “Pop-Art.” This succeeding generation approached art from a vastly different perspective. Many of the young artists of the late 50s and early 60s remembered World War II as an event of childhood or adolescence, and knew the Depression only as a historical period described by older generations. Artists like Warhol, of Campbell Soup Can fame; Jasper Johns with his flags and maps; neo-Dadaist Robert Rauschenberg; and Roy Lichtenstein with his comic book art, lived in post-war America and experienced a world at (relative) peace. The defining features of their childhood and coming-of-age were abundant consumer goods, pop culture, and ample leisure time in which to exploit those riches. As you watch Red, we encourage you to consider this period of transition between generations and artistic movements – and see how it shapes your understanding of the man Rothko, his relationship with his assistant, and the impact on his work and process.

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By John Logan THE CAST Rothko.............................................................................................................................................Jim DeVita* Ken................................................................................................................................................... Nate Burger Time: 1958 - 1960 Setting: Rothko’s studio, 222 Bowery, New York City Please Note: The audience is asked to silence cell phones and refrain from using electronic devices in any way during the performance. The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever is strictly prohibited. Non-tobacco cigarettes will be in use during tonight’s production. *Performer appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

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ARTIST BIOGR APHIES Nate Burger (Ken) makes his Forward Theater and Madison area debut. In Wisconsin, he has appeared regularly at American Players over the last few years, where favorite credits include Richard III, The Critic, Taming of the Shrew, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and as Troilus in Troilus & Cressida. In Chicago, selected credits include: The Liar, Do The Hustle (Writers’ Theatre); Wasteland, ‘Master Harold’…and the Boys (Timeline Theatre); A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); and The Man Who Was Thursday (New Leaf Theatre). Thanks as always to mom, dad, Erin, Nora, Alicia Pursley, and Kara Ussery. Love to Steph. Nate is a proud graduate of Loyola University Chicago.

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Jim DeVita (Rothko), a native of Long Island, NY, is very happy to be working with Forward Theater for the first time. Jim is an author and actor. Along with his novels, The Silenced and Blue, published by HarperCollins, he is also a widely published playwright, writing for both adults and young audiences. AWARDS: The Distinguished Play Award, AATE; The Intellectual Freedom Award, and the Kentucky Council of English/Language Arts. The American Alliance of Theater and Education honored his body of work with the Charlotte Chorpenning Award. EDUCATION: Jim worked five years as a first mate on the fishing boat JIB VII, out of Great South Bay, NY, studied theater at Suffolk County College and UW-Milwaukee, and attended MATC to become a licensed EMT. Jim is a member of The Dramatists Guild, Actor’s Equity Association, and is also a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for Fiction.

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TECHNICAL ARTIST BIOGR APHIES Olivia Bedard (Assistant Stage Manager) is ecstatic to be working on her first show with Forward Theater Company. A recent graduate from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Theatre Design and Technology, she hasn’t wasted any time getting into the theatre scene. For the past three summers she has been the Stage Management Intern at American Players Theatre. She is very excited to be working as a professional assistant stage manager, with Red being her first show. She would like to thank her mentor Evelyn, her companion here at Forward Kim Patch, and of course her family, for without them she wouldn’t be here today. Joe Cerqua (Sound Design) is a freelance composer, producer, vocalist and sound designer. He is thrilled to be working with Forward Theater again where he has previously composed and designed sound for Sons of the Prophet, Good People, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, Love Stories, In the Next Room, Going to St. Ives, Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them, and The Farnsworth Invention. He has composed music and/or designed sound for over 200 productions in Chicago, nationally, and internationally. Joe is the Producing Director/Composer in residence for the Cerqua Rivera Dance Theatre, a critically acclaimed 13-piece jazz orchestra and 10-member dance company. He is the Director of Production for the Music Department at Columbia College Chicago. Future projects include concerts with Cerqua Rivera, original music and sound designs for American Buffalo and The Sea Gull at American Players Theatre, Our Class at Remy Bumppo, and Or, at Forward Theater.

for First Stage Children’s Theater and resident lighting designer for The Fireside Dinner Theatre. He has consumed mass quantities of electricity at The Milwaukee Ballet, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Skylight Music Theatre, Peninsula Players, American Players Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Lawrence University, Youngblood Theatre Company, and many others. Jason is a proud member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and IATSE#18. Laura Gordon (Director) A Milwaukee based actor and director, Laura is very pleased to return to Forward, where she played Margie in Good People last season and directed Going to St. Ives in 2011. Her directing credits include Venus in Fur, Speaking in Tongues, Almost Maine, Seascape, Laurel and Hardy, Gutenberg! the Musical! (Milwaukee Rep); Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Winter’s Tale (Utah Shakespeare Festival); In the Next Room or the vibrator play (Actors Theater of Louisville); Skin Tight, Memory House (Renaissance Theaterworks); Well (Milwaukee Chamber Theater); Richard III (Notre Dame Shakespeare). An Associate Artist with the Milwaukee Rep, her acting credits include The Diary of Anne Frank, Death of a Salesman, The Lady with All the Answers, Pride and Prejudice, Enchanted April, The Crucible, Doubt, The Clean House, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Mary Stuart, Endgame and Copenhagen. She received a Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship in 2010.

John Logan (Playwright) received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle and Drama League awards for his play Red. The play premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London and at the Golden Theatre on Jason Fassl (Lighting Designer, USAA & Broadway. He is the author of more than IATSE) is thrilled to return to the Forward a dozen other plays including Never the Theater Company for his fourth production, Sinner and Hauptmann. His adaptation of having designed Good People last season, Ibsen’s The Master Builder premiered on and collaborating on Going To St. Ives and A the West End in 2003. As a screenwriter, Thousand Words. For over the last decade, Logan had three movies released in 2011: Jason has designed lighting for more than Hugo, Coriolanus and Rango. Previous film 300 theatrical productions across this great work includes Sweeney Todd (Golden Globe state of cheese. He is an artistic associate award); The Aviator (Oscar, Golden Globe, Red

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TECHNICAL ARTIST BIOGR APHIES BAFTA and WGA nominations); Gladiator (Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and WGA nominations); The Last Samurai; Any Given Sunday, and RKO 281 (WGA award, Emmy nomination).

Carpenter for CTM, and Shop Foreman and Carpenter for American Players Theatre. Additional credits include professional work in the theatre community in St. Louis and as a Welder at the St. Louis City Museum.

Kimberly Patch (Stage Manager) received her BFA in Stage Management from the University of Southern California. This is her tenth production with Forward Theater Company, fourth as Stage Manager. She recently completed her fourth season at American Players Theatre as an Assistant Stage Manager. Kim became a proud AEA member in January 2013.

Jennifer Uphoff Gray (Director/FTC Artistic Director) directed Forward Theater’s productions of Sons of the Prophet, Good People, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, A Thousand Words, The Farnsworth Invention, Moonlight and Magnolias, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, All About Eve, and Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them. Before helping to found Forward Theater, she directed Love’s Labour’s Lost for Milwaukee Shakespeare (“Best of 2008”) and The Diary of Anne Frank for Madison Repertory Theatre (“Best of 2008”). Other credits include; the national tour of Copenhagen, associate director of Copenhagen, Cabaret, The Blue Room (starring Nicole Kidman) and The Life on Broadway. Off-Broadway, she directed the world premiere of the musical Suburb. Jen grew up in the Madison area and is now raising her family on the near west side. Love to Peter, Jamie, Seeger and Arden!

Charles J. Trieloff II (Set & Properties Designer) received his MFA in set design from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. For Forward Theater, Charles previously designed sets for 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, The Farnsworth Invention, Going to St. Ives, as well as props for every Forward Theater production. For University Theatre he has designed Antigone, The Passion of Dracula, A Little Night Music, Man of La Mancha, The Water Station, Smash, Steel Magnolias, True West, and Stop Kiss. For Children’s Theater of Madison he designed the productions of Little Women, Narnia, Goodnight Moon, and A Wonderful Life. Charles is also the designer for Madison Opera’s Opera in the Park events. As a visiting artist at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, he designed A Lie of the Mind, Hay Fever, Guys and Dolls, and Antigone. In Madison he was the prop master at Madison Repertory Theatre for nine years, and is currently the prop master at American Players Theatre. He has also designed props for Forward Theater, CTM, Madison Ballet, and Madison Opera. Outside of the theater world Charles designed the themed reception areas for the Old Sauk location of Children’s Dental Health. Kevin Zimmer (Technical Director) has worked with Forward Theater since the 2009-2010 season, first as master carpenter and as Technical Director for the past two years. In addition he worked as a Master Carpenter for Madison Rep, Master 18

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Scott A. Rött (Costume Designer) is happy to work with Forward Theater again, having designed Going to St. Ives, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, and Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them. Other local credits include Pearl Bailey… by Request, Blue Rose, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Carolin Carolyn’s Comin’ to Town, and Hula Hoop Sha-Boop for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater; as well as designing for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre; the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and Madison campuses; the Madison Rep, Renaissance Theaterworks, New American Theater; Center Theatre and Stage One Productions. Highlights have been designing the world premiere production of Jane Eyre, The Musical and working with Rudolf Nureyev on his farewell tour. Scott is currently the costume director and on the core technical staff for American Players Theatre.


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Jason & Sarah Rasmusen Arthur & Ursula Rathburn Don Reeder Susan A. Riedel Anne Rogers & Buck Rhyme Jules Rosenthal Barbara Samuel Lennie & Steve Saffian Susan & Michael Schall Linda Schilling Jeffrey & Rebecca Schmidt Melanie & Dan Schmidt David & JoAnn Schoengold Edward & Marilyn Schten Patrick Semple Claire Shaffer David Sharpe Ron & Diana Shaw John Sheski & Cathy Donaldson Sonjia Short Linda Shriberg Judy & Ben Sidran Wrede & Lisa Smith Charles Snowdon & Ann Lindsey Louis & Elsbeth Solomon Thomas & Sheila Spear Kirk & Wendy Strang Starion Financial Steve Stern & Flornencia Mallon Joe & Phyllis Stertz Gerald & Vicki Stewart Prudence Stewart Artace & Dennis Stone Kurt & Abby Suckow Susan & Steve Tait Ardith J. Thomas Susan Tikalsky & Albert Friedman Thomas H. and Carol R. Trapp Tammy Treleven Peter Tropman & Virginia Graves Ward & Elizabeth Tucker Angela Tullar Marjorie Van Handel Jane & Michael Voichick Jan Von Haden Peter & Alice Waldron

John & Nancy Webster Lee Weiss Jared & Pam Wentz Ann F. Wenzel Ruth Westmont William White Ida Wrenn Alexandra Wright Michael C. Wright Nicole Wyrembeck William Zarwell & Robin Chapman Theodora Zehner Janet Zimmerman Ledell Zellers & Simon Anderson Friends ($25 - $99) Eleanor Albert Paula Alt Leon & Rita Applebaum Stephen & Barbara Arnold Jean Bae & Gregg Kissel Helen Baldwin Becky Baumbach Patricia T. Becker Lewis Bosworth Claire Box Malcom & Penny Brett Beth Sprecher Brooks Richard & Diane Broughman Leslie Brunsell Roger Buffett Tom & Patti Cameron Sanford & Alayne Carimi Grace & Jack Chosy Louis & Shirley Chosy Jack & Janet Christian Charles & Joyce Clark Carol Cohen Mike & Cindy Collins Lynne Beth Cummings Wade DallaGrana & Chris Antonuzzo Nancy M. Daly John & Mary Dammann Peg Davey & Tom Zanzig Joseph Davis Geke de Vries Mike & Jude Dereszymski Gene Dewey


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Rosemary Dorney Robert & Nancy Dott Marc & Sherree Drezner Vicki Duhr Dave & Diane Edie Gay Eliason Adam Erdmann Jacqueline Ferris Peter Fisher & Cyndy Galloway Virginia Francis Byron & Janet Frenz Kenneth & Molly Gage Linda Garrity Jan Garske Chet & Barbara Gerlach Edward Gleason Karen Godshall Michael Goldsberry Jane Grogan & Bob Blitzke Tom & Jeri Grogg Jane Hamblen & Robert Lemanske Jim & Myrna Hanson Peter & Rose Helmberger Tom & Margaret Henzler Diane Highsmith Les & Susan Hoffman Susan Holec Judy Howard & Amy Scarr Jim Hudson & Diane Martin Margaret & Paul Irwin Marcia Jablonski Ann Louise Jablonski Toni Jakovec Julann Jatczak & Mike Davis Kathleen Jeffords Nancy Jesse & Paul Menzel Phylis Johnson Roberta Johnson Clark Johnson & Martha Pernokas Suzanne & Steve Kilkus Ted & Jan Kinnaman

Alice Kissling & Morris Sadicario Gail and Tim Kohl Gayle Krek James & Joan Krikelas Terry & Ruth Kringle Ann Lacy Larry Lamar Tom & Pat Lessie Mil Lieberthal Cathy Loeb & David Griffeath Mary & Doug Loving Connie Ludlum Ernest & Helen Madsen Bobbie & Bill Malone Melanie Manion Celia & Rick Margolis Pete & Marjie Marion Sally Mather Kathleen McElroy & David Newby Deven & Katie McGlenn Bob Mischka Rolf Mjaanes Tess Mulrooney Mary M. Nick V Nutt & K Holubar Patrick O’Brien William O’Connor & Krista Roys Darlene & Burt Olson Bonnie Orvick Tad Ottman Lynn & Sally Phelps Mark & Cathy Prescott Robert Prugh Beth Rahko Rick & Sally Raschick Sherry Reames Ed & Mary Lou Reisch Anne Rhyme Evan & Catherine Richards Jane Richardson &

Steve Dennis Ken & Joan Riggs Lorene Ritland Lynne & Jamie Robertson John & Cherie Rogers-Neupert Humberto & Guelay Rosas Michael Rosenberg & Cheryl Daniels Angela Russell Sue A. Salter Thomas & Lynn Schmidt Clare Schulz John & Liz Senseman Ellen Seuferer & Richard Tatman Daryl Sherman & Kathryn Lederhause Suzannah & Gary Sisler Susan Sprague Anita Sprenger & Michael Cain Ray & Harriet Statz Douglas Steege & Kristine Euclide Mary Stoffel & Rich Novotney Myron & Margaret Talcott Mary Ann Test Carole Thomas David & Kathryn Tiffany Dorothea Torstenson Bonnie Trudell Stephen & Wendy Tupper John & Andree Valley Betty Volquardsen Ellis & Catharine Waller Peter Weiler Hank & Judy Whipple Elizabeth Whitsel Steve & Debbie Wise Doug Yanggen Nancy & Ed Young Lonna & Matthew Zeman

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IN HONOR David Ford in honor of Chuck Ford and his dedication to Forward Theater Red

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IN KIND DONORS Brava Magazine Candlewood Suites Career Success Strategies, LLC Distillery Marketing Footlights Celia Klehr & Sam White Isthmus The Madison Concourse Hotel Madison Magazine

Our Lives Magazine Susan Sweeney Scott Thornton T. Wall Properties Wisconsin Public Radio Wisconsin Public Television WORT Zane Williams Photography

T H A N K S TO O U R F R I E N D S O F F O R WA R D T H E AT E R VO L U N T E E R S Volunteers help Forward Theater by staffing events, papering the town with posters and postcards, making food for our hungry cast and production staff, helping with mailings, and other office support. If you’d like more information, please visit our website at forwardtheater.com or call company manager Celia Klehr at 608-234-5001. Michele Brucker Coleen Burns Duncan Carlsmith Melissa Cheeks Nina Cheney Bob Craig Elly Craig Hannah Craig Polly Craig

Jane Ellen Donovan Avis Elson Jackie Ferris Kathleen Harker Liz Kiefer Kristina Klehr Kathryn Lederhause Bev McCulloch Catie O’Donnell

Rex Owens Barb Sanford Karen Saunders Nancy Schultz Lynda Sharpe Daryl Sherman Angie Whitiken Myrna Williamson Janet Zimmerman

Forward Theater Company would like to thank the Madison Concourse Hotel, Candlewood Suites, and Susan Sweeney for their generous assistance with the housing needs of the cast and crew of Red. Forward Theater Company is a member of the Madison Arts Production Center (MAPC), which provides high quality, functional, affordable production space, equipment, and theatrical inventory for Madison area artists and arts organizations. For information on rentals and membership options go to ctmtheater.org or contact Mike Lawler at 255-2080.

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