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Now in its 59th season, Milwaukee Repertory Theater is dedicated to providing the highest level of professional theater to Milwaukee and Wisconsin in addition to offering a wide range of educational and community programs. Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, the Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex is a cleverly-converted power generation plant that houses Milwaukee Repertory Theater consisting of three theaters: the Quadracci Powerhouse (720 seats), the Steimke Studio (205 seats) and the Stackner Cabaret (118 seats), which is also a full-service restaurant and bar. Together, these spaces offer a variety of staging options from compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works to full-scale musicals and comedies.

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater is committed to creating plays that are meaningful and relevant to the society we live in – plays that are challenging, visceral and engage the community through the issues they explore. With the start of the 2012/13 Season, The Rep expanded its Artistic Family to 19 Associate Artists. This new creative initiative will build upon the indelible legacy of The Rep’s Acting Company and now will expand to include directors, writers, designers, musicians and actors. This group will help participate and advise in choosing plays The Rep produces as well as other initiatives. They will contribute to the work seen on all Rep stages, read scripts, engage in education projects, along with other duties as well as serve as advocates for The Rep in their home communities across the nation. The Rep has long been committed to a core group of artists and this new ensemble will continue The Rep’s commitment to giving voice to a broad spectrum of cultural, educational and community experiences that serve and reflect the diversity of perspectives found in this region.

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Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex Stiemke Studio Mark Clements Artistic Director

Dawn Helsing Wolters Managing Director

By Catherine Trieschmann Directed by Brent Hazelton

Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Sound Designer Casting Director Stage Manager Assistant Director

Production Manager Lighting & Sound Director Technical Director Properties Director Charge Scenic Artist Costume Director

Scott Davis Rachel Laritz Jaymi Lee Smith Barry G. Funderburg Sandy Ernst Richelle Harrington Calin* Lenny Banovez Melissa Nyari Vartanian Craig Gottschalk Tyler Smith James Guy Jim Medved Holly Payne

How the World Began is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. The world premiere of How the World Began was produced jointly during the 2011/12 Season in New York City by Women’s Project Theater, Julie Crosby, Producing Artistic Director and in Costa Mesa, California, by South Coast Repertory How the World Began was originally commissioned by the Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Barry Grove, Executive Producer, with funds provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation The video and/or audio recording of this performance by any means whatsoever are strictly prohibited. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. How the World Began – 3


CAST LIST Susan Pierce ........................................................................................Deborah Staples*‡ Micah Staab.................................................................................................Ben Charles* Gene Dinkel................................................................................................... Marty Lodge* Place: Plainview, Kansas – a small town in Northwest Kansas Time: The Present There will be no intermission for this production. *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ‡Milwaukee Repertory Theater Associate Artist

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A MESSAGE FROM T HE A RT IST IC DIR ECTOR Greetings! Welcome to Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Stiemke Studio. After the success of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop in this space, I am delighted to share with you Catherine Trieschmann’s stellar play How the World Began. This is a play that I find incredibly relevant and appropriate to share with the Milwaukee community. It speaks to the polarized and sensationalist world in which we currently live; and I believe its message is a smart one to be exploring at this time. When I first read this play, I was attracted to the idea that nothing is ever quite as black-and-white as we might think. The act of truly listening can make such a difference when we find ourselves in abject disagreement with others. After the recent presidential election, I found myself again thinking of this play’s themes. It explores the questions that many of us were thinking about as the election wound down: regardless of which candidate won, how do we work together as a nation after such a divided election? And how do we begin to find places of commonality where we can discuss the key issues of the day with our political opponents? Although the plot in this particular play centers on the controversial and divisive issues of evolution and creationism, the play is about something much larger. In a country that is often separated by political and religious beliefs, Trieschmann’s play promotes the need for tolerance and openness from both sides of any argument. It is an interesting exploration of the need for empathy and open-mindedness. I hope that you find this relatively new play as compelling and intellectually stimulating as we do. Taking the helm as director for this production is Associate Artistic Director Brent Hazelton. You probably know him best as the playwright and director behind The Rep’s celebrated production of Liberace!, which premiered in the Stackner Cabaret. I am excited to share his work with you again. And now – please enjoy our production of How the World Began! Cheers, Mark Clements Artistic Director

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DIR ECTOR’S NOTES This is a messy play. A wonderful, excruciating, honest, frustrating, life-affirming, despondent, generous, complex, optimistic, selfish, uplifting, burdensome – in other words, fundamentally human – piece of theater that casts a remarkable light on contemporary America. And in so doing, it discovers an increasingly polarized society that seems to show no signs of becoming less so. It discovers a nation that, built on the compromise inherent in representative democracy, seems to teeter on the verge of completely losing its ability to have meaningful, respectful, and productive conversations (we’re told, after all, that we’re now living in a “post-fact” age). It discovers a country seemingly more divided by the ideological lines of the hot-button issues that confront us today than united by our common interests. And there seem to be so many of those issues. Equal rights for same-sex partners, private citizens’ access to firearms, reproductive rights, access to education, the fiscal cliff (that looms ever nearer as I compile these thoughts late on Boxing Day, 2012), affordable access to health care, the collective bargaining rights of organized labor, America’s proper role in the global community . . . the list seems positively endless – and growing daily, seemingly in direct proportion to the inability of our elected leaders to show us the way toward compromise. And, as a result of this kind of divisive impasse, we find ourselves as citizens trapped in a seemingly endless and increasingly vitriolic cycle of demagoguery and persecution that drives us further apart and deeper into our own isolating, ideological enclaves. But we know what we’re supposed to do in these situations. We’re supposed to practice tolerance. We’re supposed to listen. And we’re supposed to empathize. But that’s all so much harder when we know that we’re right. When we know that our viewpoints are fundamentally, unalterably, and objectively correct. When that voice deeper than intellect and fuller than emotion, a voice deep down in that primal part of ourselves that we might consider to be fundamentally essential to our beings or our souls or our sense of right and wrong or our whatever, screams at us that we must not change our minds and must not hold our beliefs hostage to expediency and that we are not wrong . . . what do we do? When truths collide, what should we do? What can we do? How the World Began asks this fundamentally messy question (and then, for good measure, plenty of others). And because it’s an exceptional piece of writing by a smart, incisive playwright, it doesn’t provide us with simplistic, pat answers to any of them. Instead, in showing us the missteps and failures of three fundamentally good, well-meaning people, it hints at the beginnings of a way forward and suggests that we’re perhaps better served by reminding ourselves of our common interests instead of being distracted by our differences as we all strive to exercise those tricky inalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness alongside one another. I hope that this play makes you angry. I hope that this play makes you laugh. I hope that this play might even make you cry. I hope that you find the characters ennobling, enraging, and entertaining. I hope that you find them familiar, recognizable, and in some way reflective of yourself and of those around you. But, most of all, I hope that you’ll find the play as thought-provoking and stimulating as we have throughout our rehearsal process. Thanks for joining us in the theater today. We’re looking forward to sharing our mess with you. Brent Hazelton Director/Associate Artistic Director How the World Began – 7


C A S T/C R E AT I V E T E A M B I O G R A P H I E S Ben Charles, Micah Staab Recent credits include: Figaro (The Pearl Theatre Company); Sebastian in Twelfth Night (New York Classical Theatre); Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Prince Edward in Richard III and Abrams in Romeo and Juliet (Utah Shakespeare Festival); the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s O Beautiful, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Our Town, Way to Heaven and All the King’s Men (University of Delaware’s PTTP Resident Ensemble Players); and Romeo and Juliet, Tartuffe and She Loves Me (Texas Shakespeare Festival). Ben has an MFA from University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP). He is thrilled to be making his debut with The Rep. Marty Lodge, Gene Dinkel This is Marty’s first show at The Rep. On Broadway, he stood by for Bill Pullman in Oleanna. He has performed at Arena Stage, Shakespeare Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, The Old Globe, Geffen Playhouse, American Repertory Theater, Round House Theatre, Folger Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Studio Theatre and many others. On TV he’s appeared on Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, The Mob Doctor, Private Practice, Criminal Minds, Boston Legal, Gilmore Girls, Cold Case, Numbers and The Wire, to name a few.

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Deborah Staples, Susan Pierce Deborah is honored to continue her work with The Rep, where she most recently played Mrs. Van Daan (The Diary of Anne Frank), Emilia (Othello) and Jean Louise (To Kill a Mockingbird). Other recent credits include the one-woman show The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead at Writers’ Theatre, for which she received a Jeff Award nomination; and acting with American Players Theatre as Ariel (The Tempest) and Elvira (Blithe Spirit). Deborah is a commercial and voiceover talent as well as the mother of two fabulous girls. She is fiercely proud to be a part of this extraordinary community – in work, play, art and all around living. With the start of the 2012/13 Season, she is a Rep Associate Artist. Up next: season eight with American Players Theatre (Hamlet and Too Many Husbands). Thank you for coming to see this play! Catherine Trieschmann, Playwright Catherine Trieschmann is the author of How the World Began, The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock (Weissberger Award), crooked, The World of Others, Hot Georgia Sunday and Small and Selfish Creatures. Her work has been produced Off-Broadway at Women’s Project Theater, Bush Theatre (London), New Theatre (Sydney), American Theatre Company (Chicago), Florida Stage, Summer Play Festival, Actors


C R E AT I V E T E A M B I O G R A P H I E S Theatre of Louisville, Theatre in the Square, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and New York International Fringe Festival. Her work is published by Samuel French, Methuen and Smith & Kraus, as well as featured in The Best New Playwrights of 2009. She also wrote the screenplay for the film Angel’s Crest, which premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Originally from Athens, GA, she currently resides in a small town in western Kansas. Brent Hazelton, Director/Associate Artistic Director A Wisconsin native and former Rep Acting Intern, Brent is in his 14th season with The Rep and second as an Associate Artistic Director, after serving for eight seasons as The Rep’s Artistic Associate and Artistic Intern Company Director. Administratively, Brent oversees The Rep’s new play development initiatives, spearheads the season planning process, participates in internal strategic planning, and collaborates with the rest of the Artistic Staff to program and support Rep productions. Artistically at The Rep, Brent wrote and directed Liberace!, conceived the premiere installment of Rep Lab, and directed last season’s Song Man Dance Man. He has also directed staged readings for The Rep/Ten Chimneys Foundation and the University of WisconsinParkside, created full productions locally for Chamber Theatre’s Young Playwright’s Festival, Spiral Theatre, and Windfall Ensemble, and directed the Elgin Symphony Orchestra’s production of Ellis

Island: The Dream of America. Brent has also served as a member of the adjunct faculties of Carthage College and UW-Parkside, and has taught developmental workshops at colleges, conservatories, and universities across the country. Scott Davis, Scenic Designer Credits include Othello: The Remix (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre). Select Chicago credits: Beauty and the Beast, Cadre, Murder for Two, Short Shakespeare! Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Sunset Boulevard (Drury Lane); James Joyce’s The Dead (Court Theatre); Failure: A Love Story, L-Vis Live (Victory Gardens Theater); Venus, Where We’re Born (Steppenwolf Garage); Kin (Griffin Theatre); Peribañez, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, In Trousers, MASS, State(s) of America (Northwestern University); and Trinity River Plays (Associate Designer, Goodman Theatre and Dallas Theater Center). Regional credits include: Filthy Rich, The Colored Museum, Alice in Wonderland, Home Free! and The Weir (Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center). www.scottadamdavis.com. Rachel Laritz, Costume Designer Rachel is thrilled to be joining The Rep for her 20th time after designing such shows as Gutenberg! The Musical!, Almost, Maine, Happy Now?, Glengarry Glen Ross, Edward Albee’s Seascape, Frozen, The Clean House, The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?, and many others. Off-Broadway: The Pearl Theatre Company (Moon for the Misbegotten and Playboy of the Western World). Regional How the World Began – 9


C R E AT I V E T E A M B I O G R A P H I E S theater: Utah Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre Louisville, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Next Act Theatre, Peninsula Players, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Timeline Theatre Company, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Skylight Music Theatre, Children’s Theatre Madison and the University of Michigan. Other professional credits: NBC’S Law & Order, American Players Theatre, Chicago Opera Theatre and Garsington Opera (London, England). Rachel is a recipient of a 2011 Emerging Artist Award from the University of Michigan and a 2009 Joseph Jefferson Award for The Voysey Inheritance. In addition to freelancing in and around Chicago, Rachel is an adjunct teacher at DePaul University. Jaymi Lee Smith, Lighting Designer Jaymi is thrilled to be working with Milwaukee Repertory Theater again after having designed Glengarry Glen Ross. She has been designing around the country for the last 16 years at theaters such as Dallas Theater Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, South Coast Repertory, Goodman Theatre, Clarence Brown Theatre, Court Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Alliance Theatre, Getty Villa, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival and Lookingglass Theatre Company, among others. Her work has also been seen in China, Italy, Spain, Scotland and Ireland. Previous awards have included the 2003 Michael Merritt/Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award and a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award. She is 10 – How the World Began

currently an Associate Professor of Lighting Design and Head of Design at the University of California, Irvine. Barry G. Funderburg, Sound Designer Mr. Funderburg is excited to return to The Rep and to be working again with Brent Hazelton, this time as a director. Memorable Rep productions include A Christmas Carol, The Mountaintop, Blues in the Night, Othello, In the Next Room or the vibrator play, The 39 Steps, Pride and Prejudice, Armadale, Mary Stuart, Work Song and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches. Off-Broadway, Barry designed the New York premiere of Wittenberg at The Pearl Theatre Company. Other regional theater credits include Fake, Carter’s Way and Mother Courage and Her Children at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and productions at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, City Theatre (Pittsburgh), CenterStage (Baltimore), Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Peninsula Players, American Players Theatre, L.A. Theatre Works and Indiana Repertory Theatre. Chicago credits include Next Theatre, Theatre at the Center and Lookingglass Theatre Company. Barry has received four Chicago Equity Jeff Award nominations, the 1996 and 2008 Jeff Awards for Sound Design and an MFA in sound design from Purdue University. Sandy Ernst, Casting Director/ Associate Artistic Director Sandy made her first casting trip to New York City with American Players Theatre founders Randall


C R E AT I V E T E A M B I O G R A P H I E S Duk Kim and Annie Occhiogrosso over 30 years ago, and continued with APT as both a member of the directing staff and as the Production Stage Manager for the next 15 years. She has served as Milwaukee Rep’s Casting Director for over a decade, seeing up to a thousand auditions each season. She is also the Artistic Intern Company Director, teaches professional audition technique and auditions emerging artists for The Rep’s Acting Internship in colleges and universities throughout the country. Sandy was Casting Director for the independent feature films Baraboo and Waterwalk. Mark Clements, Artistic Director Mark Clements began his tenure as The Rep’s Artistic Director with the 2010/11 Season. He is an award-winning international theater director whose work has appeared in over 100 major theaters throughout Europe and the United States. Recent productions include: Assassins, Othello, Next to Normal, Death of a Salesman, Bombshells and Cabaret at The Rep; Oliver!, Born Yesterday, Great Expectations and Les Miserables (2008 Barrymore Award – Best Production of a Musical) and Of Mice and Men (2007 Barrymore Award – Best Director and Best Production of a Play), all for Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia; The Milliner (Off-Broadway, World Premiere), CSC, New York; My Fair Lady, Copenhagen; The Browning Version (Barclays/TMA Regional Theatre Award) at Derby Playhouse

and Blunt Speaking (World Premiere), Chichester Festival Theatre U.K. and Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York both starring Corin Redgrave. Other productions include: Speaking in Tongues (U.S. Premiere) with Kevin Anderson and Karen Allen (SDC’s Joe Calloway Award, Best Director Nomination), Roundabout Theatre Company; Speaking in Tongues (European Premiere; Barclays/TMA Best Director Nomination), Hampstead Theatre, London; Creator/Director – Soul Train (Laurence Olivier Award Nomination), West End and three U.K. national tours; and the U.K. national tours of The Glass Menagerie, The Gingerbread Lady and Love & Marriage, all for Bath Theatre Royal productions. Mark served as an Associate Artistic Director for Moving Theatre Company, the production company founded by Vanessa and Corin Redgrave. He has also been Associate Director for New End Theatre and New Players Theatre, both in London, Royal Theatre in Northampton and Torch Theatre in Wales. Additionally, Mark served as Artistic Director of the awardwinning Derby Playhouse in the U.K. from 1992 to 2002, where he produced over 100 productions, directed 47, including nine transfers to London’s West End and many U.K. national tours and international collaborations with leading companies in Europe and the U.S. He serves on the National Advisory Board for the LuntFontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys.

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BIOGR A PHIES Dawn Helsing Wolters, Managing Director Dawn Helsing Wolters joined Milwaukee Repertory Theater as Managing Director in 2009. She currently serves as President of the Milwaukee Arts Partners consortium and as a member of the Bridge Committee for the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, the National Advisory Board for the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys, the Rotary Club of Milwaukee and the Advisory Board for the Chicago-based Still Point Theatre Collective. Dawn was Executive Director of Chicago’s Court Theatre from 2005 to 2009, where she served on the board of The League of Chicago Theatres, chairing its Nominating Committee. As a founding board member of the Hyde Park Cultural Alliance, she helped lead the group’s transition to an independent notfor-profit organization, chairing its Governance Committee. Dawn served as Director of Development at Center Stage in Baltimore, and held marketing and public relations positions at Center Stage and Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. While completing her MFA in Theatre Management at Yale School of Drama, she was Associate Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre and Managing Director of the Summer Cabaret. Dawn has served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres and consulted in leadership development, capacity building and fundraising and served in an advisory capacity for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Cultural Commission, Arts Midwest, The University of 12 – How the World Began

Chicago’s Graham School of General Studies and Goucher College’s graduate Arts Administration program and been a guest lecturer at several colleges and universities. Richelle Harrington Calin, Stage Manager Richelle Harrington Calin has been a member of Actors’ Equity Association since 2000 and has been stage managing at Milwaukee Rep since 2004. Previous Milwaukee Rep credits include: Tomfoolery, Bach at Leipzig, The Clean House, Intimate Apparel, Gem of the Ocean, A Christmas Carol, The Voysey Inheritance, Life Could Be a Dream, Glengarry Glen Ross, The Night is a Child, I Am My Own Wife, Greater Tuna, Pride and Prejudice, Shear Madness, The Lady with All the Answers, Yankee Tavern, Route 66, Cabaret, Bombshells, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Yellowman, Othello and The Mountaintop. Kaitlin Kitzmiller, Stage Management Intern Kaitlin Kitzmiller attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she graduated in the spring of 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Technical Theatre with an emphasis in Stage Management. Since graduating, Kaitlin has stage managed for Ballet Nebraska, BravO! National Dance and Talent Competition and SkullDuggery Productions. In addition, she has spent the past seven summers assistant stage managing and stage managing with Nebraska Shakespeare. Kaitlin is honored and beyond excited to be part of the 2012/13 season here at The Rep.


BIOGR A PHIES Lenny Banovez, Assistant Director Lenny is thrilled to be back at The Rep this year! Past Rep credits include: King Lear (Fool/Burgundy); Tartuffe (Valere); Hula-Hoop ShaBoop (Johnny); Dogpark: The Musical (Champ) and They Came from Way out There (Zeff). Other Milwaukee credits include: Reasons To Be Pretty (Greg) with Renaissance Theaterworks, Lion In Winter (Geoffrey) with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Henry IV, Part II (Silence/ Snare) with Milwaukee Shakespeare and the title role in Henry V with Quasi Theater Company. Lenny has acted and directed both in New York and regionally with TITAN Theatre Company, PCPA Theaterfest, Texas Shakespeare, Virginia Shakespeare, Huron Playhouse, Monomoy Theatre and as a guest artist with NYU’s Tisch

School of the Arts. Lenny received his BA in Theater Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and his MFA from the Professional Actor Training Program (PATP) at Ohio University. Lenny is also the Artistic Director of TITAN Theatre Company in New York City. Special Thanks Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis Prop Department Northwestern University Theatre Prop Department Bern Office Supplies Farm Girl Antiques Understudies Micah Staab, Jonathan Altman; Gene Dinkel, Jess Prichard; Susan Pierce, Emily Berman

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M I LWAU K E E R E P E R T O R Y T H E AT E R B O A R D O F T R U S T E E S OFFICERS

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Patsy Aster Eliza Audley Matt Bartel Judy Berdan Randy Bryant Warren Buliox Jane Chernof Mark Diliberti Norman Dyer Patrick Gallagher John Hunzinger Stephen Isaacson Michael Jolin, CFA J. Patrick Keyes Kristine Lueders Robert H. Manegold Michael McNeely Abigail Nash Dr. Mark Niedfeldt Elizabeth Quadracci Harned Joseph A. Rock Micky Sadoff Tom Scrivner Patrick Smith Stephen VanderBloemen Tom Warden Karin Werner Stacy Williams

Vice President, Audience Development John N. Greene Vice President, Trustees Susan Esslinger Vice President, Development James Braza Vice President, Personnel Dwight L. Morgan Vice President, Strategic Planning Pete Hotz Secretary Catherine Robinson Treasurer Kathleen A. Gray At Large Wendy Blumenthal

FR IE N DS OF T H E R E P BOA R D OFFICERS President Judy Berdan Vice President of Fundraising Cathy Jakicic Vice President of External Services Brittany Roskom Vice President of Internal Services Jim Mergener Secretary/President-Elect Dan Roskom

Treasurer Diane Dalton Past-President Lisa Gehrke DIRECTORS AT LARGE Erica Bail Eunice Beckendorf Walter Daumler Susan Esslinger Jim Gehrke Cecilia Gilbert Connie Kordsmeier Sue McComb JJ Selland Aileen Smith How the World Began – 15


T H E R E P | PAT R O N S E R V I C E S Contact Info Ticket Office Phone Number: Fax Number: Mailing Address: E-mail:

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Hours of Operation: Monday – Sunday Noon to 6 pm On days with performances the Ticket Office will remain open until show time. Administrative Office Phone Number: 414-224-1761 Fax Number: 414-224-9097 Mailing Address: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex 108 E. Wells Street; Milwaukee, WI 53202 Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Emergency Phone Number If you anticipate the need to be reached during a performance, leave your name and seat location with your contact information, along with instructions, to direct emergency phone calls to the House Manager at 414-290-5379 or 414-224-1761, ext. 379.

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Deaf or Hard of Hearing Services: The Quadracci Powerhouse (QP) and the Stiemke Studio are equipped with an infrared listening system which ensures clarity of sound from any seat in the house. Performances are offered in American Sign Language for a Thursday evening of all QP productions and one Sunday matinee for all Stiemke Studio productions. We also offer a Captioned Theater performance during the second to last Sunday matinee performance of all QP productions. Please call The Rep Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 for more information. Script synopses are available upon request for QP and Stiemke Studio productions by calling 414-224-1761. Blind or Low Vision Services: Large print programs are available in the Quadracci Powerhouse and Stiemke Studio from any usher. Every Rep production has one audio-described performance. Using an earpiece attached to a small hand-held receiver, patrons hear a live, real-time description of the action on stage. Call the Ticket Office for more information. A descriptive tape is available for each QP and Stiemke production by calling 414-224-1761. 16 – How the World Began

Wheelchairs All Rep stages are fully accessible. Please contact the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490. Late Arrivals Out of courtesy to the actors and audience, patrons arriving after the performance has started will be seated at the discretion of House Management. Parking Milwaukee Center offers onsite parking with indoor access to The Rep operated by InterPark. Enter from Kilbourn Avenue or Water Street. Parking Passes You may purchase parking passes to the Milwaukee Center’s garage for $7.00 in the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio, Stackner Cabaret theater lobbies and The Rep’s Ticket Office. during Rep performance times. SAVE TIME AND MONEY! Policy on Children Children under age five are not admitted in the theater. Recording Equipment and Cameras The use of recording equipment and cameras in the theater is strictly forbidden.


THE REP EXPERIENCE Concessions Enjoy a drink or dessert in the Quadracci Powerhouse or Stiemke Studio lobby prior to the performance or at intermission. Please remember that food and drink (except bottled water and Rep sippy cups) are not allowed in the theater.

Rep In Depth Get an insider’s look at the play from a member of the cast or artistic team with a discussion that begins 45 minutes prior to every performance in the Quadracci Powerhouse and Stiemke Studio.

Gift Shop Located in the Quadracci Powerhouse is The Rep’s Gift Shop, which offers show-specific merchandise and Rep logo products, as well as books and scripts of current and past productions. You can also purchase parking passes and Rep Gift Certificates.

Rep Talkbacks After select performances, engage in a deeper conversation with members of the cast, artistic team and occasional special guests. Get talkback schedules by calling the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490, or online at www. MilwaukeeRep.com or looking at The Rep patron guide.

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T H E S TA F F ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Mark Clements

ARTISTIC

Associate Artistic Director.......................Sandy Ernst Associate Artistic Director.................Brent Hazelton Artistic Associate...........................Michael M. Kroeker

EDUCATION

Education Director............................... Jenny Kostreva Education Coordinator.......................Leda Hoffmann Education Associate.............................Neal Easterling Teaching Artists......Marcy Kearns, Cheryl Ann Lisowski Full-time Education Intern........ Lindsey Schmeltzer

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS

May Adrales, Jonathan Gillard Daly, Timothy Douglas, Lee E. Ernst, Laura Gordon, Angela Iannone, Todd Edward Ivins, Dan Kazemi, Marc Kudisch, Reese Madigan, Jeff Nellis, Gerard Neugent, James Pickering, Aaron Posner, Todd Rosenthal, Eric Simonson, Lindsay Smiling, Deborah Staples, John Tanner

ASSISTANTS/APPRENTICES/INTERNS

Lighting & Sound Lighting & Sound Director.............. Craig Gottschalk Assistant Sound Supervisor.........................Erin Paige Assistant Lighting Design Intern........................................ Jeremy Dominik Electrics Interns.......................................... Kayla Howell, Nicholas Osenberg

Props Properties Director ...................................... James Guy Assistant Props Director/ Props Craft Artisan................................... Anna Warren Props Crafts Artisan...............................Sarah Kirkham Soft Props Artisan......................Margaret Hasek-Guy Props Carpenter/Artisan....................... Erik Lindquist Prop Painter/Graphic Artist/ Props Coordinator..................................Jill Lynn Lyons Props Intern.................................................... Lisa Griebel

Scenic

Technical Director......................................... Tyler Smith Assistant Technical Director..................... Natalie Bell Charge Scenic Artist...................................Jim Medved Lead Scenic Artist.................................. Shannon Mann Scenic Artist..................................................Kira Nehmer Paint Intern..............................................Shannon Meyer

Stage Management

Literary Assistant....................................... JC Clementz Directing Apprentice........................... Lenny Banovez Directing Intern................................... Maggie Ellsworth Acting Interns..................................... Jonathan Altman, Emily Berman, Lamar Jefferson, Toni Linn Martin, Jessi Noel, Tyrone Phillips, Jess Prichard, Jamie Rezanour, Teddy Spencer, Bri Sudia, Trequon Tate, Mercedes White, J.R. Yancher

Production Stage Manager............... Briana J. Fahey Stage Managers.................. Richelle Harrington Calin, Sarah Deming-Henes, Sarah Hoffmann, Rebecca Lindsey, Kimberly McCann, Laura F. Wendt, Amanda Weener Stage Management Apprentice.......Jason Simpson Stage Management Interns..............Kaitlin Kitzmiller, Marissa Robinson

PRODUCTION

Resident Stagehands & Carpenters

Production Manager............ Melissa Nyari Vartanian Assistant Production Manager......Christine Ann Cooksy Production Purchaser...............................Peter Koenig Assistant Stagehand..............................Katrina Weber

Costumes

Costume Director......................................... Holly Payne Costume Shop Assistant............................. Amy Horst Senior Draper......................................... Alex B. Tecoma Draper.......................................................... April McKinnis First Hand........................................................ Jef Ouwens First Hand...................................................Jessica Jaeger Junior First Hand.......................................Leslie Vaglica Stitchers..................................................Kari Ehler, Caitlin Lux, Carol Ross, Micky Simmons, Wig Assistant..........................................Jaime Schnittke Part-time Stitcher/Rentals.................. Jade Jablonski Stylist............................................................Kevin McElroy Crafts Artist........................................... Rachel Stenman Show Assistant/Shopper................... Jennifer Vinent Wig Master.........................................Lara Leigh Dalbey Senior Wardrobe..................................... Carissa Sexton Wardrobe........................................................ Cassie Head

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Bill Burgardt, Sam Garst, Rick Grilli, Dave Hicks, John Nusslock, Jason Pruzin, Robert Schultz, Jim Zinky

MANAGING DIRECTOR Dawn Helsing Wolters

ADMINISTRATION

General Manager..................................... Claude Binder Company Manager........................... Dawn Marie Ross Administrative Assistant........Erin Burgess-Ellingen Receptionists............................. Andrea Roades-Bruss, Michael Evans, Grace Hern, Katherine Ketter, Maria Roades Interns.........Kimberly Jenson, Lisa Rowe, Kelly Venable

DEVELOPMENT

Director of Development.................... Danelle O’Neill Institutional Giving Manager................ Nina M. Jones Special Events Manager............................Michele Luu Development Assistant.........................Casey Harding Gala Consultant................................. Lydia Mladenovic Development Intern.......................... David Gasperetti Events Intern...........................................Edward Lupella


T H E S TA F F (c o n t .) FINANCE

Finance Director................................. Leslie Fillingham Payroll/Benefits Specialist......................Judi Schauer Finance and Production Accountant.....Lisa Krakau Accounting Assistant................................ Marie Holtyn

HOUSEKEEPING

Housekeeping Supervisor....................... Bruce Melick Housekeeping Staff....................................Regail Blade, Kaye Johnyakin, Dennis Reed, Rosie L. Williams

MAINTENANCE

Chief Building Engineer.................... Mark A. Uhrman Lead Engineer............................................... James Ross Engineers............................... Todd Ross, Riley Pardon

MARKETING

Director of Marketing & Communications............................................Lisa Fulton Associate Director of Marketing................Josh Gren Patron Relations Manager............ Christine YĂźndem Marketing Coordinator...........................Kaitlin Schlick Marketing Intern...................................... Jenny Loeffler Photographer...................................... Michael Brosilow Videographer...................................The Stage Channel

Public Relations Public Relations Director.....................Cindy E. Moran PR Interns...................Katherine Pankow, Fly Steffens

House Operations House Operations Manager..............Jared Holloway House Assistants............................... David Gasperetti, John Mussatti, Lindsey Schmeltzer, Casey Schroeter Concierge......................Seth Bobrow, LaToya Dupree, Stephanie Schultz, Demetrius Truss Gift Shop........... Brianna Boyden, Stephanie Schultz

Teleservices Manager.......................................................... Joyce Hanin Sales Representatives......................................Joe Della, Mark Geisheker, Charles Grant, Melissa Neuman, Alyssa Ray-Alden, Caryl Robers, Stacy Vittal

Ticket Office Ticket Operations Manager.......... Michelle J. Usadel Assistant Ticket Office Manager................................. James Thibodeau Senior Ticket Representative.................... Jaime Lacy Ticket Representatives...................... Natalie Christian, David Dziatkiewicz, Quiana Ellis, Janice Geis, Jessica Jante, Harry Loeffler-Bell, Johnell Major-Wesley, Tamsyn Reed, Lindsey St. Arnold, Kat Sterner, Theodore Woo

STACKNER CABARET

Manager...............................................Matthew Flannery Chef................................................................... Clifford Hull

Cabaret Staff Michael Andersen, Kathleen Borchardt, Terese Dick, Darian Emerson, Tim Gould, Caitlin Hagness, Tanya Haynes, Alex Herrmann, Matt Herrmann, Mariel Hildenbrand, Leda Hoffmann, Caitlin Lux, Jeff Marquardt, Anna Marie Meganck, Epiphany Outlaw, James Passow, Mike Passow, Jon Peters, Amber Peters, Andrew Post, Claire Rydzik, Francisco Sanchez, Kari Schlottke, Jaime Schnittke, Frenisha Smith, Rachel Stenman, Charles Wallace

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DONORS

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is supported in part by: David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation

The Rep would like to thank all of the organizations and individuals listed below who generously contributed to The Rep. This list reflects gifts received from July 1, 2011 to December 26, 2012.

CORPORATIONS, FOUNDATIONS & GOVERNMENT AGENCY DONORS $1,000,000+ United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) $50,000+ The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation MillerCoors MPS Foundation The Shubert Foundation David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation $25,000 – $49,999 CAMPAC The Friends of The Rep Harley-Davidson Foundation The Faye McBeath Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northwestern Mutual Foundation $10,000 – $24,999 Helen Bader Foundation, Inc. 22 – How the World Began

Robert W. Baird & Co. Jay and Patricia Baker Foundation Briggs & Stratton Corporation Foundation Mae E. Demmer Charitable Trust Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trusts Einhorn Family Foundation Rockwell Automation Wisconsin Arts Board $1,000 – $9,999 Badger Meter Bell Ambulance Fiduciary Management, Inc. Foley & Lardner LLP High Point Fund: Supporting African American Performing Arts Halloin and Murdock S.C. Frieda & William Hunt Memorial Trust Johnson Controls Foundation The Sheldon and Marianne Lubar Fund of the Lubar Family Foundation M&I Wealth Management Milwaukee Arts Board Park Bank Foundation

Target The VanderBloemen Group LLC We Energies Under $1,000 Alliance Staff, LLC Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation Quarles & Brady LLP Participants in the Matching Gift Program American Transmission Co., LLC Assurant Health Aurora Health Care Bon-Ton Stores Foundation Bucyrus Foundation, Inc. Chevron Exxon Mobil FM Global GE Foundation General Electric Foundation Heartland Advisors Johnson Controls Foundation Johnson Controls, Inc. Mead Witter Foundation, Inc. Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program


DONORS Reader’s Digest Foundation Rockwell Automation Corp. Matching Gift Program SPX Corporation Foundation U.S. Bank We Energies Quad/Graphics Inc. INDIVIDUAL GIVING Executive Producer ($25,000 and up) Patricia Lindner Sally S. Manegold Robert H. and Carol O. Manegold ¤ Kathleen H. Seidel Associate Producer ($10,000 – $24,999) James and Mary Braza ¤ Jim and Pati Ericson ◊ George and Audrey Grove Judy Hansen ¤ Jacqueline Herd-Barber and Michael Barber ◊ Lloyd and Edith Herrold Director ($5,000 – $9,999) Julia and Bladen Burns Ruth DeYoung Kohler Michael Jolin ¤ Keyes Family ¤ John and Constance Kordsmeier ◊ David and Camille Kundert ◊ Betty Quadracci ◊ Gordana and Milan Racic Catherine and Buddy Robinson ¤ Teddy and Karin Werner ¤ Assistant Director ($2,500 – $4,999) Dr. and Mrs. R. H. Aster ¤ Matthew J. Bartel ¤ Kathe and Bill Biersach Wendy and Warren Blumenthal ¤ Robert and Carolyn Burrell

Susan and Gee Esslinger ¤ Kirt and Dixie Fiegel Kathleen Gray and Ronald R. Hofer ¤ Peter and Linda Hotz ¤ Henry and Margery Howard Jeffrey and Jacqueline Jahnke Judy and Gary Jorgensen ◊ Judith Keyes Kristine and Wayne Lueders ¤ Paul McElwee and Gayle Rosemann Geraldine Mesching Anthony and Donna Meyer ◊ Dwight and Marleen Morgan ¤ Abigail and David Nash ¤ Ruth Olsen Anthony Petullo ◊ Micky and Ron Sadoff ¤ Jay and Anne Schamberg June Schloerb Thomas and Meredith Scrivner ¤ Michael F. Smith ¤ Robert and Malissa Welke Stacy and Blair Williams ¤ Playwright ($1,500 – $2,499) Fran and Lowell Adams Isabel L. Bader Mark and Gerry Biehl ◊ Cheryl and Mark Brickman Randy Bryant and Cecilia Gore ¤ Elaine Burke Jane and Stephen Chernof ¤ Mark and Amy Diliberti ¤ Mr. and Mrs. Norman Dyer ¤ Aly El-Ghatit Patrick and Molly Gallagher ¤ Richard S. and Ann L. Gallagher ◊

Connie Gavin and Bob Rothacker ¤ Franklyn and M. Anne Gimbel ◊ Greater Milwaukee Foundation Anthony and Andrea Bryant Family Fund Margaret Heminway Wells Fund John and Tameica Greene ¤ Susan and John Harrits Carla and Robert Hay Dawn Helsing Wolters and Tony Wolters Dr. and Mrs. Burt Hoffman Stephen and Roberta Isaacson ¤ Maja Jurisic and Don Fraker Charles and Mary Kamps Otho Kile Jr. Charitable Trust Robert and Gail Korb Arthur and Nancy Laskin ◊ Phoebe R. and John D. Lewis Foundation ◊ Dr. Paul W. Loewenstein and Ms. Jody Kaufman Loewenstein Vince and Jan Martin ◊ Michael and Sandra McNeely ¤ Vivian Moller Robert and Dianne Morris George and Julie Mosher Dr. David Paris Paul and Lynn Rix Joseph A. and Sarah Rock ¤ Joe and Katy Schlidt Patrick Smith ¤ Nita Soref Judy Van Till Thomas Warden ¤ Wilfred Wollner Clare and Judy Zempel

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DONORS Stage Manager ($1,000 – $1,499) Matteo Alioto Helen and Bruce Ambuel Daniel and Amy Argall Janet Balding John and Carol Bannen Dr. and Mrs. R.P. Barthel Randal and Mary Lynn Brotherhood Warren Buliox ¤ Dr. and Mrs. Bruce M. Camitta Jim Cauley and Brenda Andrews Cherchian Family Foundation Mark Clements Beverly and Ervin Colton George and Sandra Dionisopoulos ◊ Dwight and Lin Ellis/ Crysdahl Foundation Suzy Ettinger Byron and Suzanne Foster ◊ Karen and Gardner Friedlander Lloyd and Mary Ann Gerlach ◊

Stephen and Bernadine Graff Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald and Barbara Abert Fund (JM) Leland Hansen Edward Hashek and John Jors ◊ Mary Hoerig Dr. Lawrence and Joyzele Howards Kenton and Janet Howenstine Janet and Graham Hume ◊ Aaron and Christy Jagdfeld Pam Kriger Mary E. McAndrews Daniel and Constance McCarty Hazelyn McComas ◊ Patti and Jack McKeithan Mary A. McKey Jim and Sally Mergener Cathy and Wally Morics ◊ Justin and Susanna Mortara Karen Plunkett and Thomas Muenster

Drs. Mark and Jennifer Niedfeldt ¤ Greg and Rhonda Oberland David Olson and Claire Fritsche Bruce and Peppy O’Neill Bob and Mary Lou Parrish Elaine N. Peterson ◊ Leigh Peterson Jim and Gwen Plunkett ◊ James and Lys Reiskytl Susan Riedel Cornelia Riedl Patrick Schmidt and Dewey Caton Thomas and Lori Schuster John Shannon and Jan Serr Bonnie and Bill Stafford Frank and Elsa Sterner Anne and Fred Stratton ◊ James and Elaine Sweet Maureen Swokowski and Hillerian Hess Sean and Cathie Torinus ◊ Chandra S. Unni Sargit Warriner Dr. and Mrs. Paul Weisman Bettie Zillman

To donate visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com or call Casey at 414-290-0717. 24 – How the World Began


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