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Michael Halberstam Artistic Director

Kathryn M. Lipuma Executive Director

WRITERS’ THEATRE presents

World Premiere

Do The Hustle By Brett Neveu Directed by William Brown, SDC Featuring Patrick Andrews*, Francis Guinan*, Joe Miñoso* and Karen Janes Woditsch* Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Composer and Sound Designer Properties Designer Dialect and Vocal Coach Fight Choreographer Dramaturg Production Stage Manager

Kevin Depinet, USAA Rachel Anne Healy , USAA Charles Cooper, USAA Andrew Hansen, USAA Nick Heggestad Eva Breneman Matt Hawkins Bobby Kennedy David Castellanos *

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Eddie Sisson...................................................................................... Francis Guinan* Sam Sisson...................................................................................... Patrick Andrews* Marcos, Larry, Vernon and Rich............................................................. Joe Miñoso* Laura, Mattie and Shelly....................................................... Karen Janes Woditsch*

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Eddie Sisson, Marcos, Larry, Vernon and Rich...............................Scott Cummins* Sam Sisson........................................................................................... Nathan Burger Laura, Mattie and Shelly........................................................................... Stacy Stoltz

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P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F Director..........................................................................................................William Brown, SDC Production Stage Manager............................................................................. David Castellanos Scenic Designer.......................................................................................... Kevin Depinet, USAA Costume Designer............................................................................... Rachel Anne Healy, USAA Lighting Designer...................................................................................... Charles Cooper, USAA Composer and Sound Designer.............................................................. Andrew Hansen, USAA Properties Designer ........................................................................................... Nick Heggestad Dialect and Vocal Coach.......................................................................................Eva Breneman Fight Choreographer...............................................................................................Matt Hawkins Dramaturg........................................................................................................... Bobby Kennedy Assistant Director .................................................................................................Joshua Altman Con Artist Consultant.......................................................................................... Dennis Watkins Casting Consultant .............................................................................................. Adam Belcuore Production Assistant .......................................................................................... Adrienne Bader Wardrobe Supervisor ................................................................................................ Jane Millett Sound Board Operator...................................................................................... Amanda Hosking Scene Shop/Scenic Construction..............................................................Means of Production Technical Supervisor...................................................................................................Jeremy Kay Costume Supervisor......................................................................................... Whitney McBride Master Electrician ....................................................................................... Margaret Hartmann

DO THE HUSTLE PROFILES Patrick Andrews (Sam Sisson) makes his Writers’ Theatre debut. Chicago credits include AMERICAN BUFFALO (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), CABARET (Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace), THE ACTOR (Goodman Theatre), STUPID KIDS (About Face Theatre), THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE, SPEECH AND DEBATE (American Theatre Company), THE SNOW QUEEN (Victory Gardens Theatre), INTO THE WOODS (Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire), WILLY WONKA (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), THE SPARROW (House Theatre of Chicago) and DORIAN (Bailiwick Theatre). Other regional credits include AMERICAN BUFFALO (McCarter Theatre), SAVED (Kansas City Repertory) and WEST SIDE STORY (Walnut Street Theatre). He also performed in a national tour of Broadway’s FOSSE. Film credits include the upcoming One Small Hitch. Television credits include the upcoming premiere of Chicago Code. He has choreographed David Cromer’s CHERRYWOOD (Mary-Arrchie Theatre), QUEERTOPIA (About Face Theatre), GO, DOG. GO! (Chicago Children’s Theatre) and BIBLE B-SIDES (Sinnerman Ensemble). He is premiering a performance/installation for Chicago’s XYZ Festival this May and starring in the premiere of THE HOMOSEXUALS this summer (About Face Theatre). He is an ensemble member of American Theatre Company, an artistic associate with About 4 Writers’ Theatre

Face Theatre, a member of the queerelectronic-f*#% band DAAN, a student of Black Box Acting Studio and a member of Goldmine. To my Dad. Francis Guinan (Eddie Sisson) makes his Writers’ Theatre debut. Chicago credits include ENDGAME, AMERICAN BUFFALO, FAKE, ART, KAFKA ON THE SHORE, THE SEAFARER, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY and many others (Steppenwolf Theatre), THE SEAGULL (Goodman Theatre), A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED (Joseph Jefferson Award, Victory Gardens Theater) and INHERIT THE WIND (Northlight Theatre). Regional credits include THE WEIR, GOD’S MAN IN TEXAS (Geffen Playhouse), SPACE, STUFF HAPPENS (Mark Taper Forum), 1776 (Reprise Theatre Company), GREAT TENNESSEE MONKEY TRIAL (L.A. Theatre Works) and many others. Off-Broadway credits include TRUE WEST, BALM IN GILEAD and LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY. Broadway credits include AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award), GRAPES OF WRATH (Tony Award), AS IS, and A NIGHTINGALE SANG. Film credits include The Last Airbender, Low Tide, Typing, Constantine, Path to War, Speed 2 and Hannibal. Television credits include Chicago Code, The Beast, Grey’s Anatomy, Eerie, Indiana, The Mighty Jungle, and many others. For Kate.


D O T H E H U S T L E P R O F I L E S (c o n t .) Joe Miñoso (Marcos, Larry, Vernon and Rich) makes his Writers’ Theatre debut. He is the associate artistic director for Teatro Vista. Acting credits include Don Pedro in THE SINS OF SOR JUANA, Erik in Teatro Vista’s MASSACRE (SING TO YOUR CHILDREN) at Goodman Theatre, Alejandro Arroyo in WELCOME TO ARROYO’S (American Theatre Company), Eusebio in Jose Rivera’s BOLEROS FOR THE DISENCHANTED (Yale Repertory Theatre), Don Luis in ESPERANZA RISING (Chicago Children’s Theatre), George Gibbs in OUR TOWN (Madison Repertory Theatre), Officer Freddy Fernandez in BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND DINNER (Teatro Vista), Angelo in SHORT SHAKESPEARE! COMEDY OF ERRORS (Chicago Shakespeare Theater) and Bobby in LIVING OUT (co-production American Theatre Company and Teatro Vista). He was the assistant director for Teatro Vista’s smash hit THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY at Victory Gardens Theater. He will direct his first production for Teatro Vista this spring, the world premiere of FREEDOM NY. Television credits include guest starring roles in Prison Break and The Beast. He can currently be seen as Javier Sanchez in Chicago Code. Karen Janes Woditsch (Laura, Mattie and Shelly) returns to Writers’ Theatre where she has performed as Gertrude in ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, Emilia in OTHELLO (After Dark Award), Masha in SEAGULL, Jennifer Dubidat in THE DOCTOR’S DILEMMA, Belle Stark in ROCKET TO THE MOON, among many others. Chicago credits include Julia Child in TO MASTER THE ART (TimeLine Theatre Company), five seasons of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Gerte in CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY (Goodman Theatre), TAMING OF THE SHREW, Mariana in MEASURE FOR MEASURE (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Caroline Bingley in PRIDE AND PREJUDICE and THE CHALK GARDEN (Northlight Theatre). She has also appeared in productions at Theatre at the Center, Shakespeare on the Green, Shaw Chicago and others. Regionally she has appeared in five seasons at Peninsula Players Theatre.

Brett Neveu (Author) returns to Writers’ Theatre after his world premiere of OLD GLORY. Current productions include THE EARL (The Inconvenience) and ODRADEK (The House Theatre of Chicago). Recent past work includes productions with The Royal Court Theatre, Goodman Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, A Red Orchid Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company and American Theatre Company. He is the recipient of the Ofner Prize for New Work, the Emerging Artist Award from The League of Chicago Theatres, an After Dark Award for Outstanding Musical (OLD TOWN with Strawdog Theatre Company) and has developed plays with companies including The New Group, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater and is a resident-alum with Chicago Dramatists. He is also an ensemble member of A Red Orchid Theatre, a member of The Playwrights’ Union and a member of the Center Theatre Group’s Playwrights’ Workshop. Neveu has been commissioned by The Royal Court Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, Strawdog Theatre and has several of his plays published through Broadway Play Publishing and Dramatic Publishing. He has taught writing at Northwestern University, DePaul University, Second City Training Center and currently lives in Los Angeles. William Brown (Director) directed the world premiere of Brett Neveu’s OLD GLORY at Writers’ Theatre, where he has directed productions of AS YOU LIKE IT, ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST, ARMS AND THE MAN, OUR TOWN, ROCKET TO THE MOON, MISALLIANCE, THE GLASS MENAGERIE and Arthur Miller’s INCIDENT AT VICHY. For the last 5 years he has directed A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodman Theatre and at Northlight Theatre he as directed LADY WINDERMEER’S FAN, THE CHALK GARDEN and his own adaptation with music of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER. At American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin, he has directed HAY FEVER, THE COMEEDY OF ERRORS, A MIDSUMMER’S NIGHT DREAM, NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Shaw’s YOU NEVER CAN TELL, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, TWELFTH NIGHT and Thornton Wilder’s THE MATCHMAKER. At TimeLine Theatre he recently directed the world premiere of the play he wrote with Doug Frew, TO MASTER THE ART as well as Tennessee Williams’ NOT ABOUT NIGHTENGALES and the Chicago premieres Writers’ Theatre 5


D O T H E H U S T L E P R O F I L E S (c o n t .) of two Steven Dietz plays, HALYCON DAYS and PARAGON SPRINGS. He is the Associate Artistic Director of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks where he most recently directed ROMEO AND JUILET. Brown received a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Henry Kissinger in NIXON’S NIXON. Kevin Depinet (Scenic Designer) returns to Writers’ Theatre, where he previously designed scenery for OH COWARD! Other Chicago credits include associate scenic designer for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, DETROIT, AMERICAN BUFFALO, DUBLIN CAROL (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), AS YOU LIKE IT, THE EMPEROR’S NEW CLOTHES (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), HIGH HOLIDAYS, THE CROWD YOU’RE IN WITH (Goodman Theatre), WHAT THE BUTLER SAW (Court Theatre), MISS SAIGON, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, RAGTIME and SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS (Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace). Regional credits include AMERICAN BUFFALO (McCarter Theatre), ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS (American Players Theatre), THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Illinois Shakespeare Festival), MY NAME IS ASHER LEV (Milwaukee Repertory Theater) and AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Indiana Repertory Theatre). Depinet worked on Michael Mann’s film Public Enemies. He studied at Ball State University and The Yale School of Drama, and is now an adjunct professor of design at DePaul University. Rachel Anne Healy (Costume Designer) returns to Writers’ Theatre where previous credits include OH COWARD!, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, A MINISTER’S WIFE, THE MAIDS, AS YOU LIKE IT, THE TURN OF THE SCREW, ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST, THE UNEASY CHAIR, ARMS AND THE MAN, OUR TOWN, THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES, THE DOCTOR’S DILEMMA, BENEFACTORS, MY OWN STRANGER, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, ROUGH CROSSING, ROCKET TO THE MOON and MISALLIANCE. Additional Chicago credits include Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Apple Tree Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, American Theater Company, Next Theatre Company and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. Regionally, she has designed with the Alliance Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, First Stage Children’s 6 Writers’ Theatre

Theater of Milwaukee, American Players Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre. Upcoming productions include DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Milwaukee Repertory Theater) and Charles Smith’s premiere of GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JAMES (Indiana Repertory Theatre). In addition, Healy teaches drawing, painting and design to young theatre artists at DePaul University. She is a member of United Scenic Artists #829. Charles Cooper (Lighting Designer) returns to Writers’ Theatre where he previously designed OLD GLORY, AS YOU LIKE IT, ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST, THE SEAGULL and THE DOCTOR’S DILEMMA. Recent credits include AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Indiana Repertory Theatre), as an associate artist he designed TO MASTER THE ART, ALL MY SONS and WEEKEND (TimeLine Theatre Company), CURTAINS (Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace) OF MICE AND MEN and FIRST LOOK REPERTORY OF NEW WORK (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), BLUE DOOR, THE DEFIANT MUSE, THE COURT MARSHAL AT FORT DEVENS (Victory Gardens Theater), SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, THE CHALK GARDEN (Northlight Theatre), THIEVES LIKE US (The House Theatre of Chicago). WELCOME TO ARROYO’S, TRUE WEST and TOP DOG, UNDERDOG, SPEECH AND DEBATE, HALF OF PLENTY, HERITAGE, ORPHEUS DESCENDING (American Theater Company), WELL and THE OVERWHELMING (Next Theatre). He has received five Joseph Jefferson Nominations and two After Dark Awards. Current and upcoming projects include ECLIPSED for Northlight Theatre, TREE for Victory Gardens Theater and SOUL SAMUARI for Infusion Theatre. He is a member of United Scenic Artists #829. Andrew Hansen (Composer and Sound Designer) returns to Writers’ Theatre where his work was last heard in ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. He is an associate artist at TimeLine Theatre Company where recent productions include IN DARFUR, TO MASTER THE ART and FROST/NIXON. Future productions include MARY at Goodman Theatre, THE OUTGOING TIDE at Northlight Theatre and THE CRITIC at American Players Theatre. Hansen has received 18 Joseph Jefferson Nominations, two Joseph Jefferson Citations and three After Dark Awards.


D O T H E H U S T L E P R O F I L E S (c o n t .) Nick Heggestad (Properties Designer) returns to Writers’ Theatre after designing TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT and SHE LOVES ME. Additional Chicago design credits include THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, NIGHT AND DAY, LES LIASIONS DANGEREUSES, THE ISLAND and HEROES (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company), Heggestad has worked with Victory Gardens Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, Porchlight Music Theatre, American Theater Company, Piccolo Theatre and The House Theatre of Chicago. Additional work includes time spent with both Disney on Ice and Ringling Brothers Circus. He is a proud graduate of Valparaiso University. Eva Breneman (Dialect and Vocal Coach) returns to Writers’ Theatre after working on TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT, THE MAIDS, THE PUPPETMASTER OF LODZ and BACH AT LEIPZIG. Other Chicago credits include TO KILL A MOCKNGBIRD, BROTHER/SISTER PLAYS, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), TO MASTER THE ART, THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, HISTORY BOYS (TimeLine Theatre Company), A LIFE, THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE (Northlight Theatre), AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Lookingglass Theatre Company) and CAROUSEL (Court Theatre). Regionally she worked on AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS (Centerstage Baltimore and Kansas City Repertory). Off-Broadway credits include MAMMA MIA! (National Tour and Las Vegas). Television credits include the upcoming Fox series The Chicago Code and The Beast. Breneman is an associate artist at TimeLine Theatre Company and a production affiliate of Lookingglass Theatre Company. Matt Hawkins (Fight Coordinator) returns to Writers’ Theatre after appearing in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and directing the fight choreography for ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. Recent directing credits include CABARET (The Hypocrites Theatre), RED NOSES (Strawdog Theatre Company) and HATFIELD & MCCOY (The House Theatre of Chicago). He has worked with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Court Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Neo-Futurists, Redmoon Theater and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. He is a founding member of The House Theatre of Chicago, an artistic associate

and resident director with Strawdog Theatre Company, an artistic associate with 500 Clown and the recipient of two Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Awards. Upcoming projects include directing for American Theatre Company’s SILVER PROJECT followed by remounting his production of RED NOSES with Strawdog Theatre Company. Hawkins is a graduate of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. He is married to Stacy Stoltz. Bobby Kennedy (Dramaturg) makes his Writers’ Theatre dramaturgy debut and marks his third season as the company’s producing assistant/literary associate. Previously he has provided limited dramaturgical support to Writers’ Theatre’s productions of ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, OH COWARD!, THE OLD SETTLER, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and SHE LOVES ME. Bobby also co-founded The Spontaneous Theater Project in Boston and served as assistant director and dramaturg on the company’s debut production of THE SHAPE OF THINGS. He has also worked with Huntington Theatre Company, New Repertory Theatre and Metropolis Performing Arts Center, and is an alumnus of Boston University. Joshua Altman (Assistant Director) returns to Writers’ Theatre where he previously assistant directed A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE directed by David Cromer. Previous assistant directing credits include WHOS’ AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? (Steppenwolf Theatre Company, director Pam MacKinnon), TO MASTER THE ART (TimeLine Theatre Company, director William Brown), CHERRYWOOD (Mary Arrchie Theatre, director David Cromer) and THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING (Court Theatre, directed by Charles Newell). Altman is a proud graduate of Tufts University and will be directing IPHIGENEIA AT AULIS for Lights Out Theatre Company this May. David Castellanos (Production Stage Manager) returns for his tenth season with Writers’ Theatre. Previously, Castellanos has stage managed A PHOENIX TOO FREQUENT, THE PRICE, MISALLIANCE, ROCKET TO THE MOON, ROUGH CROSSING, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, OUR TOWN, MY OWN STRANGER, THE DOCTOR’S DILEMMA, SEAGULL, TO THE GREEN FIELDS BEYOND, ARMS AND THE MAN, THE UNEASY CHAIR, BUS STOP, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST, BACH AT LEIPZIG, OTHELLO, THE SAVANNAH Writers’ Theatre 7


D O T H E H U S T L E P R O F I L E S (c o n t .) DISPUTATION, AS YOU LIKE IT, THE LION IN WINTER, PICNIC, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, OLD GLORY, A MINISTER’S WIFE, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, THE OLD SETTLER, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and most recently SHE LOVES ME. Before Writers’ Theatre, Castellanos was the Assistant Stage Manager for Chicago Shakespeare Theater for four seasons and the Production Stage Manager for Northlight Theatre for three seasons. He is currently teaching stage management at DePaul University. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association. Michael Halberstam (Artistic Director) is the co-founder of Writers’ Theatre. He has directed over 30 productions for the company including NOT ABOUT HEROES (starring Nicholas Pennell), PRIVATE LIVES, LOOK BACK IN ANGER, CANDIDA, THE FATHER, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, BENEFACTORS, SEAGULL, THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, OTHELLO, THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, the world premiere musical A MINISTER’S WIFE, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD and SHE LOVES ME. Halberstam has appeared in numerous Writers’ Theatre productions including RICHARD II (title role), LOOT and MISALLIANCE. Previously, he spent two years at The Stratford Festival in Ontario and performed in TIMON OF ATHENS, THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE (title role), MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and AS YOU LIKE IT. Halberstam’s other Chicago acting credentials include productions with Wisdom Bridge, Court Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Elsewhere he directed THE GAMESTER (Northlight Theatre), A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (Peninsula Players Theatre), HAMLET (Illinois Shakespeare Festival), CANDIDA (Jean Cocteau Repertory in New York), TEN LITTLE INDIANS (Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace), a highly acclaimed revival of CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, which Writers’ Theatre produced off-Broadway at 59E59 Theatres in New York City, ENCHANTED APRIL and STATE OF THE UNION (Milwaukee Repertory Theater). This spring he will direct A MINISTER’S WIFE at Lincoln Center Theater. His forays into opera have included THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA (Chicago Opera Theater), FRANCESCA DE RAMINI featuring the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christoph Eschenbach and LE FREYSHUTZ, a Berlioz adaptation of

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the Weber opera conducted by Christoph Eschenbach in its North American Premiere (Ravinia Festival). He spent two and a half years teaching Shakespeare at The Theatre School at DePaul University and has received awards for excellence in theater management and/or artistic achievement from The Chicago Drama League, The Arts & Business Council, Chicago Lawyers for the Creative Arts, The Chicago Associates of the Stratford Festival and most recently, the 2010 Zelda Fichandler Award. Kathryn M. Lipuma (Executive Director) joined Writers’ Theatre in March 2007 after nine seasons with the award-winning Signature Theatre Company in New York where she was Executive Director. At Signature, she produced 28 productions including award-winning revivals of Horton Foote’s THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, August Wilson’s SEVEN GUITARS and Lanford Wilson’s BURN THIS and worked with such acclaimed writers as Edward Albee, Lee Blessing, Horton Foote, Maria Irene Fornes, John Guare, Bill Irwin, Romulus Linney, Paula Vogel, August Wilson and Lanford Wilson. During her tenure, the organization enjoyed consistent growth and recognition. Among its numerous awards and accolades was recognition as Outstanding National Theatre of the Year and the launch of Signature Theatre Company’s successful $15 Ticket Program, which has become a national model for subsidized ticket programming. Prior to her time at Signature, she spent six years with Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. Lipuma has consulted with not-for-profit theatres, hosted fundraising seminars for development professionals from across the country and has been a guest lecturer on arts management in the graduate programs at New York University, Marymount Manhattan College and Northwestern University. She has served on numerous arts and funding panels, including the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Philadelphia Theatre Institute for the Pew Charitable Trust, the Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Lipuma currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the League of Chicago Theatres. She is a graduate of The George Washington University in Washington, DC.


W R I T E R S ’ T H E AT R E M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T Writers’ Theatre was founded to explore productions in which the word on the page and the artists that bring the word to life hold primary importance. Central to this mission are three important core values: valuing text, both classic and contemporary, as the fundamental source of inspiration; creating deliberately intimate performances where audiences are face to face with powerful stories; and honoring the time and commitment of our artists by remaining at the forefront of industry compensation.  With a reputation for consistent artistic excellence, innovative educational programming and strong ties to our community, Writers’ Theatre has built an award-winning repertoire and today, serves as a vital and highly-regarded company in the Chicago theatre community. E D U C AT I O N O U T R E A C H & A U D I E N C E E N R I C H M E N T Writers’ Theatre’s education outreach programs have served more than 30,000 students throughout Chicagoland. Our outreach programs include Write On!, an artist-in-residency program that brings students and Writers’ Theatre’s artists together to explore classroom studies and the Novel Series Study Plan, an arts and literature curriculum, The MLK Project: The Fight For Civil Rights is a touring outreach performance that chronicles a student’s journey through the Civil Rights Movement each January and February. Our Audience Enrichment programming includes From Page to Stage, a free, public collaboration between Writers’ Theatre and North Shore libraries that explores the literary and theatrical themes of our stage productions and our post-show discussions--all of which are free and open to the public. For more information on any of these programs visit writerstheatre.org/education ABOUT THE WOM AN’S LIBR ARY CLUB OF GLENCOE The Woman’s Library Club of Glencoe, the building that currently houses the Writers’ Theatre 108-seat venue, was the third women’s club to be formed in Illinois and the 61st in the entire country.  Organized in 1872 for “social and intellectual improvement,” the Club enlarged its purpose in 1928 “to promote the welfare of the community.”  In 1947, its purpose was again enlarged and revised “to promote philanthropic and intellectual interests and the welfare of the community.”  The Club chose its name because it was designed to use funds paid by the members to form the nucleus of a library for Glencoe.  The first Clubhouse, at 654 Greenleaf Avenue, was used from 1906 until 1928.  The present Clubhouse was opened on October 5, 1938.

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WRITERS’ HISTORY In 1992, Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Artistic Associate Marilyn Campbell founded Writers’ Theatre to create an environment where the written word and the nurturing of artists were the foundation of all productions. Its first venue was discovered through a mutual friend who knew that the owners of a newly opened bookstore in Glencoe were looking to develop play readings and workshops in their store. The limited space available in the bookstore became Writers’ Theatre and gave way to a new aesthetic that has been a company hallmark ever since—-intimacy. Very quickly, Writers’ Theatre became a welcome addition to the already vibrant Chicago arts community, garnering significant critical acclaim and quickly establishing a reputation for itself as a home for world-class art and artists. As a result, its first seasons were marked with unprecedented growth. While continuing to produce at the bookstore and in an effort to accommodate its growing audiences, Writers’ Theatre opened a second performance space in 2003—-the theater housed in the Woman’s Library Club of Glencoe. This inviting 108-seat performance space offers the company’s trademark level of intimacy and allows a new scale of production, while affording the opportunity to expand audiences, programming and educational outreach. Because of the loyal support of its audiences and contributors, Writers’ Theatre has evolved into a sophisticated two-venue organization with award-winning productions, more than 5,700 subscribers and a $3.5 million operating budget. In 2007, Writers’ Theatre debuted nationally with its New York premiere of the acclaimed production CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. In its history, Writers’ Theatre has offered more than 81 productions, including 14 world premieres. As a direct result of the consistent artistic quality of the work, the company has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades: 55 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations, including four nods for Best Production; nine Joseph Jefferson Awards and 12 After Dark Awards, as well as numerous citations to Artistic Director Michael Halberstam for excellence and contributions to the field. Now in its 19th Season, Writers’ Theatre has enjoyed 18 seasons of operating in the black, playing to an average of 91% audience capacity and is pleased to be heralded as one of Chicago’s most respected cultural treasures.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES President Elaine Tinberg Vice-Presidents Gillian Goodman, David McGranahan and Barbara Melcher Treasurer Thomas Hodges Secretary Joseph G. Dillon Immediate Past President Christopher N. Knight Member at Large Lawrence M. Adelman Arthur Anderson, Jr. Janice Beck Susan Belgrad Amy Pope Brock Deborah Cogan Sara Cohan Howard Conant, Jr. 10 Writers’ Theatre

Linda Havlin Michael Halberstam Avril Klaff Beth L. Kronfeld Nelson L. Levy, Ph.D., M.D. Kathryn M. Lipuma Jennifer Litowitz

Thomas Mann Lorel McMillan Christopher S. Pfaff Pam Phillips Weston Christine Pompizzi Mary Pat Studdert Yelena Vayner


S TA F F Artistic Director............................................................................ Michael Halberstam Executive Director......................................................................... Kathryn M. Lipuma ADMINISTRATION Director of Finance & Administration................................................... Geoffrey Barr General Manager........................................................................................... Jon Faris Finance Associate............................................................................ Megan Simonson ARTISTIC Associate Artistic Director..................................................................... Stuart Carden Artistic Associate..................................................................................... Josh Schmidt Producing Assistant/Literary Associate............................................ Bobby Kennedy AUDIENCES SERVICES Director of Audience Services...........................................................Isaac Sernoffsky Ticket Services Manager ...................................................... Lauren Mustain-Martin Associate Ticket Services Manager ........................................................... Kate Holst Ticket Sales Associates ................................................... Kim Chelf, Meredith Webb House Managers .............................Rosemary Gwyther, Ingrid Brewer, Wyn Gilbert, Connie Moore, Gere Clark DEVELOPMENT Director Of Institutional Advancement ................................................. Carol Dawley Development Manager, Individual Giving / Special Events..............Amber Bel’cher Development Assistant....................................................................... Jaron Bernstein Development Administrative Assistant......................................................Kate Bailey EDUCATION Director of Education ............................................................................ Nicole Gilman Education Liaison..................................................................................... Nicole Ripley Teaching Artists ............................................................ Jennifer Avery, Lara Dossett, Amanda Dunne, Nicole Ripley MARKETING Director of Marketing & Communications....................................... Eleanor Berman Marketing Manager.......................................................................... Sara M. Poorman PRODUCTION Production Manager.......................................................................... Adam Friedland Assistant Production Manager............................................................. Andrew Porter Season Production Stage Manager............................................... David Castellanos Stage Manager................................................................................. Rebecca Pechter Production Assistants................................. Adrienne Bader and Elizabeth Isenberg

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THE ARTISTS’ COUNCIL The Artists’ Council is comprised of a select group of our most devoted supporters, whose extraordinary support sustains the Theatre in the face of ever-increasing financial demands and enables us to continue to realize and expand upon our ambitious artistic goals. Members of the Artists’ Council are granted unparalleled access to our creative process as well as the unique opportunity to forge a personal connection with our artists and our art. We gratefully acknowledge the current members of the Artists’ Council, who made this most generous level of commitment to the Theatre between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. $50,000 and above Gillian & Elllis Goodman Mrs. Mary Green Anonymous

$25,000 - $49,999 Melvin & Randy Berlin David & Carolyn Colburn Jennifer & Alec Litowitz Mary Pat Studdert Carl & Marilynn Thoma

$15,000 - $24,999 Janice & Philip Beck Howard & Pam Conant Gail & Tom Hodges Marcie & Avy Stein Elly Thaviu Yelena Vayner Anonymous

THE DIRECTORS’ SOC IET Y The Director’s Society of Writers’ Theatre is a group of dedicated patrons who share our passion for the written word. They provide the financial foundation that allows us to create a nurturing artistic home for world-class artists while producing nationally acclaimed productions. We established the Director’s Society to acknowledge these patrons. Writers’ Theatre extends privileges of membership to individuals who provide an annual gift of $1,000 or more. Members of the Director’s Society enjoy unique opportunities to share in the creative process with member-only events designed to give donors a glimpse of the artistic process. We are proud to acknowledge the following current members of the Director’s Society for gifts received in the period between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. Visionaries $10,000 - $14,999 Susan & Donald Belgrad Joyce Chelberg Sara & Dan Cohan Mrs. Louise Hart Linda Havlin & Paul Boulis Klaff Family Foundation Ross & Lori Laser Dr. & Mrs. Nelson Levy John & Alexandra Nichols William & Stephanie Sick Dave & Kristi Snyderman Leaders $5,000 - $9,999 Lawrence & Carol Adelman Andy & Becky Anderson Mrs. Lorry Borowitz Amy & Clay Brock Howard & Pam Conant Judy & William Cottle Carol & Mark Dawley Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dillon Barbara & James Ferry, III Mr. & Mrs. Richard Heberlein Morris Kaplan & Dolores Kohl Kaplan Christopher & Emily Knight Matt Means & Beth Kronfeld Jane & Richard Lipton Tom & Ann Mann Sonia Marschak David & Leslie McGranahan Lorel & Robert McMillan Barbara & Richard Melcher Jon & Lois Mills Jordan & Jean Nerenberg Pam Phillips & Roger Weston Christopher & Sara Pfaff Christine & Michael Pompizzi IDP Foundation, Inc. (Irene D. Pritzker, President) Muskal Family Charitable Fund Robert & Louise Sanborn Mrs. Dorothy Schnadig Bill & Dian Taylor Elaine & Richard Tinberg Benefactors $2,500 - $4,999 Nancy & George Bodeen Carl & Mary Boyer

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Cleve Carney Jim & Karen Frank Dick & Lou Hurckes Vivian Kaplan Dagmara & Nick Kokonas Howard & Sandra Nagelberg Pam & Russ Strobel Hilary & Barry Weinstein Partners $1,000 - $2,499 Bruce & Ann Bachmann Robert & Ann Bates Larry & Phyllis Berning Theodore & Sonia Bloch Andrew & Shaun Block Frima Blumenthal Gregory & Rosalie Bork Joyce Bottum Keith & Arlene Bronstein Deborah & Michael Cogan Ann & Roger Cole John & Jane Colman Bob & Jan Daniels Byron & Judy Denenberg Scott & Celia Drane Sidney Epstein & Sondra Berman Epstein Jeremy & Gillian Farmer Tom Fontana Chuck & Barbara Gately Jo Ann Gavin & John Smyth Virginia & Gary Gerst Mrs. Willard Gidwitz Richard & Anita Gilford Mr. & Mrs. Thomas F. Gilman Adrienne & Burt Glazov Joan Golder Sharon Brickman Grossinger Howard & Kaye Haas Julie & Parker Hall Barbara & Jim Herst Mary P. Hines Joel & Carol Honigberg The Jaquith Family Foundation Sheldon & Babs Kent Richard & Mary Ellen Keyser Annette Kleinman Robert & Andrea Knight Laura Kracum Larry & Tracie Kugler Nancy & Alan Lasser Michael Litt

Andrew & Janet Lubetkin Jim & Kay Mabie John & Carol McKinnon Jeanette Metzdorf Mark & Elyce Metzner Phil & Nancy Miller Sandi & Mike Miller Edward & Lucy Minor David & Linda Moscow Mrs. Carol Narup Ken & Jossy Nebenzahl Fred & Susan Novy Norma Olsen Roberta Olshansky Suzanne Pattou Michael & Laurie Petersen Lorna & Ellard Pfaelzer, Jr. Thomas & Sue Pick Maurice & Sheila Pickard Dale & Betsy Pinkert Charles & Roberta Price Susie & Rick Rieser Barry & Anne Sabloff Bruce Sagan & Bette Cerf Hill David & Carolyn Saidel Stuart & Lois Scheyer Frances Schnadig Marcia Schneider David & Susan Sherman Judy Silverman Patti & Bob Smietana Michael & Julie Solot Ida N. Sondheimer Martha & Thomas Spalding Harrison & Lois Steans Doris Sternberg Roger & Susan Stone Mrs. Jean Stremmel Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Stuart, Jr. Richard & Helen Thomas Bruce & Jan Tranen Howard Trienens Brady Twiggs Kevin & Ellen Van Wart Bruce & Jill Weininger Rachel Weinstein & Jason Pizer John & Joan Wing Peggy & Bill Wise H. Shepherd & Sally Young Barbara La Spesa & Seymour Zitomersky Simon & Nicole Zreczny Anonymous (2)


W O R D P L AY G A L A 2 010 The annual WordPlay Gala, a spectacular evening of food, drink and merriment to benefit Writers’ Theatre, is the most important fundraising event of the year. The 2010 Gala took place on April 16th, when more than 350 of Writers’ Theatre’s closest friends and allies gathered in the Grand Ballroom of the Peninsula Hotel in downtown Chicago to celebrate the Word and the Artist. The event raised nearly $500,000 to support the Theatre. Writer’s Theatre would like to thank the following patrons who so generously endorsed the ambitions of the Theatre through donations, the purchase of table and raffle tickets, and participation in the Live Auction and Paddle Raiser. Corporate Sponsors BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois UBS Visionaries $15,000 and above Janice & Philip Beck Sara & Dan Cohan Dieter & Lainie Freer Gillian & Ellis Goodman Mrs. Mary Green Nicholas & Susan Noyes Donna Tuke Leaders $7,500-$14,999 Lawrence & Carol Adelman Edith & Michael Cohen Chris & Carol Lind Jennifer & Alec Litowitz Daniel & Vida Marks Chris & Sara Pfaff Pam Phillips & Roger Weston Christine & Michael Pompizzi Gary & Linda Stephans Mary Pat Studdert Carl & Marilynn Thoma Elaine & Richard Tinberg Carla & Bill Young Benefactors $4,250-$7,499 Bruce & Patty Becker Susan & Donald Belgrad Melvin & Randy Berlin Amy & Clay Brock Debra Cafaro & Terrance Livingston Howard & Pam Conant Crain’s Chicago Business Lloyd & Jan Culbertson Carol & Mark Dawley Harris Bank Gail & Tom Hodges Ms. Bianca Juarez & Mr. Rick Carpenter Christopher & Emily Knight Eric & Denise Macey Tom & Ann Mann David & Leslie McGranahan Barb & Richard Melcher Mary Jane Pollack Irene Pritzker Lizzy & Josh Scheinfeld William & Stephanie Sick Marcie & Avy Stein Byron & Tina Trott Robert & Roberta Washlow Rachel Weinstein & Jason Pizer Anonymous Supporters Up to $4,249 Mrs. Marilynn Alsdorf Sheldon & Gela Altman Muriel Anixter Mike & Karen Atwood Stephen & Susan Baird Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Ballis Jeannie Balsam LLC Steve & Becky Betts Lisa Bevis Richard & Donna Bodkin Mr. & Mrs. Terry Boyle

David & Cheryl Bradford Mr. Frank Bramson Thomas & Mary Doug Brown John & Carrie Buck Lydia & Clay Cannady Margaret Carr Edward Chez & Camille De Frank Mr. & Mrs. Rich Christoff Sam & Kathleen Ciulla Peter Coblentz & Maureen Mitchel Mr. & Mrs. Ben Cohen Doug & Leslie Cohen John & Sue Cole Howard & Doris Conant Mr. & Mrs. Keith Connolly Mr. Ford Culbertson William & Dale Davison Maureen De Matoff Mr. & Mrs. Craig Dean Molly & Julian D’Esposito Ms. Leonora Dickson Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dillon Mr. & Mrs. Leon Dragon Mrs. Alena G. Dryden Mr. Andrew Dubin David & Sharon Duncan William & Janet Dunn Mr. & Mrs. Jim Elvord Jane & Jim Esser Mr. Brian Feltzin Wes & Diane Fisher Michael & Valerie Foradas Steve Friedlander Donna Gerber Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Gerber Paul & Ellen Gignilliat Mr. & Mrs. Adam Goettsche Steve & Michelle Goldish Ms. Adriene Goldstein Robyn & David Grossberg Max Hall & Tonja Rizai Mark & Valerie Haller David & Marion Hanold Ian & Phyllis Harris Linda Havlin & Paul Boulis James & Margaret Herrmann Adam & Denise Hoeflich Catherine Hurtgen Steve Jacobs Susan F. Kahn Judy & Harvey Kaiser Joel & Roberta Kaplan Lisa & Adam Kaplan Larry & Marie Kaufman Daniel & Gloria Kearney Mr. & Mrs. Richard Kehoe Dagmara & Nick Kokonas Beth Kronfeld & Matt Means Mr. David Kronfeld Bill Kurtis & Donna La Pietra Chris Landgraff & Eileen Dordek Ms. Victoria Lautman Eric & Liz Lefkofsky Mr. Thomas Lembo Mr. & Mrs. Dana Levenson Ms. Laurie Levin Anne & David Loucks Mr. & Mrs. Edward Mack, III William & Amalia Mahoney Mr. David Manilow & Ms. Mary Kenney Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Masters Russell & Anne Mayerfeld Marie McCabe

Meg McFarlane John Q. McKinnon Anne McPhee Harold & Marilyn Melcher Ms. Andrea Michel Marc C. Miller & Chris Horsman Mr. & Mrs. Ross Milner Edward & Lucy Minor Roger & Marjorie Nelson Diane Nothnagel Martin & Bonnie Oberman Mr. & Mrs. Jim O’Donnell Mark & Christie Osmond Brian & Linda O’Toole Sarah & Richard Patterson Jason & Jackie Peltz Mr. Wally Petersen & Mr. Mike Tischleder Jorgen & Cheryl Phillips Mr. & Mrs. Melvin Pizer Christine & Mike Pope Charles & Roberta Price Gabriel & Dorit Raviv Jessica Redish Joseph & Harriet Resnick Susie & Rick Rieser Paul & Michele Ringel Marc & Amy Rosenberg Jack Rosenberger Neil Ross & Lynn Hauser Michael & Audrey Rubinstein Jon & Debbie Ruderman Bruce Sagan & Bette Cerf Hill Peter & Jenny Saravis Eric & Maggie Scheyer Steven & Onnie Scheyer Stan & Sheila Schlitter Sandy & Ron Schutz Mark & Leslie Schwartz Roslyn Schwartz John & Evey Schweig Gordon & Carole Segal Jack Segal Frank & Wendy Serrino Sandra Shane-Du Bow & Richard Hay William & Guyneth Sharp Steven & Susan Sholl Mr. & Mrs. Robert Sierens David Snyder & Margaret Salamon Michael & Amy Sobel Michael & Andi Srulovitz Ms. Sandra Stambolic Dr. & Mrs. Van Stamos Josephine Strauss Ms. Wendy Strauss Sara Sturtz Dale & Caren Thomas Kevin & Ellen Van Wart Mr. & Mrs. Todd Vieregg Robert & Mary Vihon Monique Parsons & David Wecker Sherwin & Linda Weinstein Gary & Chris Weitman Bert & Barbara Weller Ms. Kim Werner Frank & Jody Weschler Dan & Julia Wheeler Randy & Lisa White James Witmer Ms. Abby Zanarini Anonymous

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A N N U A L C O N T R I B U T O R S T O W R I T E R S ’ T H E AT R E Writers’ Theatre gratefully acknowledges the following corporations, foundations, government agencies and the many individuals who support and advance our mission. We are pleased to recognize the gifts we received in the period between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. We regret that, due to space limitations, we are unable to print the names of any donors who contribute at a level below $150. However, their generosity and support is sincerely appreciated. CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & AGENCY CONTRIBUTORS $25,000 and above The Davee Foundation John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation* Polk Bros. Foundation The Shubert Foundation $10,000 - $24,999 A Private Family Foundation The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust Magnetar Capital LLC Modestus Bauer Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust Company UBS Urban Innovations Village of Glencoe Anonymous $5,000 - $9,999 Allstate Corporation BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois Consolidated Electronic Wire & Cable Credit Suisse Harris Bank The Irving Harris Foundation Illinois Arts Council NES Rentals Dr. Scholl Foundation John G. Searle Family Trust William M. Weiss Foundation Anonymous $2,500 - $4,999 Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation Crain’s Chicago Business The Harold & Marilyn Melcher Foundation Up to $2,499 Actors’ Equity Foundation Chicago Title & Trust Company Foundation The Dramatists’ Guild Fund The Handelsman Family Foundation Seder Family Foundation The Warwick Foundation William Blair & Company Event Sponsors Restaurant Michael of Winnetka Good Grapes, Glencoe, IL Hel’s Kitchen Catering Rolf’s Patisserie

*A multi-year gift

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INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS Advocates $500 - $999 Richard & Ellen Anderson Mr. & Mrs. Ronald R. Baade Roberta & Hal Barron Mr. & Mrs. William Beck Susan & Steven Bloch George W. Blossom, III Richard & Donna Bodkin Joo & Stephen Boe David & Cheryl Bradford Cliff & Joan Bregstone James Chamberlain Leslie & Jules Cogan Mr. & Mrs. William Davis Larry & Sally Domont Lynn Donaldson & Cameron Avery William & Wilma Dooley Stephen & Lois Eisen Mr. Harold F & Suzanne D Falk The Kohl Feinerman Family James & Joan Fencil Wayne & Joan Fickinger Jim & Linda Fiffer Sheldon & Nellie Fink Dr. & Mrs. James Fisch Conrad & Sonia Fischer Elaine Fishman Zollie Frank Dan & Ronda Franks Ms. June Friedlich Willard & Nancy Fry Robert & Julie Gordon Mil & Barbara Grauer Robyn & David Grossberg Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Hackbarth Heini & Doreen Halberstam Lois & Marty Hauselman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Heath Richard & Joyce Hirsch Ken & Julie Hoffman James & Jacquelin Holland Richard & Janet Horwood Kitty Bliss & Jerry James Anne & Burton B. Kaplan Larry & Marie Kaufman Kip Kelley Bernard & Annette Kleinman Jill Koch Martin & Patricia Koldyke Philip & Nancy Kotler Richard Loewenthal Jed & Miranda Mandel James & Kitty Mann Richard & Judy Marcus Martha & John Mabie William Mason & Diana Davis Allen & Virginia Menke Robert & Ellie Meyers Ms. Nancy Milstein Harvey & Shellie Nixon Dudley Onderdonk & Ann Donnell Onderdonk Margaret Pendry Lambeta Forum Group In Memory of Diana Kates Kevin & Jeanne Poorman Judy & Warner Rosenthal Jeff & Debbie Ross Neil Ross & Lynn Hauser John & Shirley Schlossman Diane & Bud Schwarzbach Harry & Susan Seigle Ronald & Nancy Semerdjian Mrs. Marian T. Shmikler

Steven & Susan Sholl Linda Siegel & Ira Glick Richard & Barbara Silverman Shirley & Lorry Solomon David & Jennifer Spinney Michael & Marilyn Vender John Watrous & Sharon Kayfetz David & Lynne Weinberg Robert & Florette Weiss Leslie & Susan West Ann Wolff Lee & Naomi Wolfson Anonymous (5) Friends $250-$499 Barbara & Ronald Altman Julie Aronson Laurence & Doris Ashkin Maryanne Baker Jeannie Balsam LLC Barbara Beck David & Laurie Benjamin; Lynne Melcher Joan & Julian Berman Steve & Becky Betts Jerry & Kathy Biederman Henry & Leigh Bienen David & Linda Blumberg The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation Dr. Robert Bonow & Patricia Hitchens-Bonow Bill & Betty Boyd William & Linda Bronner Rona Brown Shirley & Roland Calhoun Pat & Sandy Cantor John & Leslie Carothers Keith & Barbara Clayton Carolyn Cole Teresa Conway Donna Craven Robert & Quinn Delaney Donald Deutsch Barbara & John Peter & Connie Dickinson Peter & Neva Egan Hazel S. Fackler Lambeta Forum Group In Memory of Diana Kates Stanley & Mary Ferguson Thomas & Barbara Filippini James & Sylvia Franklin Stanley & Joan Freehling Edith Gaines John & Suzanne Garvin Malcolm & Judy Gaynor Maureen Glassberg Thomas F. Gleason Gerald & Michelle Gordon Sheldon Gray & Adrienne Seiler Amy & Bob Greenebaum David Hays Katie Hazelwood & Todd Kaplan Molly Heizer John & Vonnie Held Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Hickman Lambeta Forum Group In Memory of Diana Kates Karen K. Hunken Robert & Jeanne Kapoun Richard & Christine Karger William Karl Leslie & Diana Kates Judy & John Keller Neil & Diana King


A N N U A L C O N T R I B U T O R S T O W R I T E R S ’ T H E AT R E ( c o n t .) M. Barry & Diane Kirschenbaum Martin Kozak & Susan AlperinKozak Peter & Linda Krivkovich Bill Kurtis & Donna La Pietra Morton & Claudia Lane Caryl & Burt Lasko Robert & Linda Lawrence Steven & Barbara Lewis Peter R. Lewy & Judy Nack Rick & Tina Lieberman Herbert Lippitz Joyce & Fred Marcus Karen Marshak David & Karen Mattenson Nancy A. McDaniel Lynn & Gary Mecklenburg Sheila & Harvey Medvin Ken & Carol Mendelson John & Madonna Merritt Richard & Sara Mesirow Greg & Heather Metz Sheldon & Sarah Miller Suzanne Minn Daniel & Sally Mitchell David & Robin Nankin Toby & Gordon Newman Nicholas & Susan Noyes Dan & Ann O’Brien Jonah Orlofsky & Joan Polachek James Padgett & Rosanne Fitko Steve & Karen Parker Ellen & Scott Paseltiner Christine & Mike Pope Jay & Sandra Przybylo John & Betsey Puth Neil & Ruth Ann Quinn Mr. & Mrs. Lon Ramsey Carlisle Rexwaller Jack Rosenberger Ann Roth Robert & Joanne Rothermel Myron & Susan Rubnitz Ben & Marianne Schenker Brian & Katie Scullion John & Cheryl Seder Chris & Karen Segal Robert & Betsy Sharp David & Carol Shelby Tom & Nancy Silberman Sophia & Jon Siskel Richard Skolly & Kate Feinstein Suzanne Smart Katherine & John Sprenger Sheldon & Marlene Stillman Diane Stone Frank Ten Brink & Jeannine Cleary Barbara Thomas Susan Thompson Bill & Joan Trukenbrod John & Lori Twombly Kenneth & Amy Viellieu Darlene A. Vorachek & Clifford J. Shapiro Mr. & Mrs. Clark L. Wagner Bruce & Carol Wald William A. & Mary K. Walsh Jennifer Alter Warden & Rob Warden Sue Warshauer Marjorie Watkins Bert & Barbara Weller Gloria Wexler Brian & Sheila Whalen Willard E. White Nancy Zuraw Anonymous (4) Associates $150-$249 Irving & June Amado Barbara Anderson & Ed Kuffert

Scott Bakal & Beth Solomon Frank & Kathleen Ballantine Renee & Sanford Bank Greg & Elizabeth Barr Robert & Carol Beilfuss Linda & David Bergonia Joel & Laura Bernstein Karl & Diane Berolzheimer Marjorie Biederman Asher & Irene Birnbaum M. J. Black Robert & Leslie Bond Barbara & Ronald Borden Richard Bowman Carol & Jay Buck Jack Buffington Paul R. Burkhardt Sheldon & Diane Burman Richard & Ann Burnstine Lynn & Bob Burt Ms. Beverly Bystricky John & Sarabess Cahill Penny Carper Nancy Carroll Robert & Moya Chase Rosalyn A. Chrenka, Ph.D. Lawrence & Marilyn Cohen Belle & Harvey Cole John & Sharon Conklin Susan Craft Mark & Constance Crane Robert & Liz Crowe Anne Curti Inge De La Camp Carla Dehmlow Patty Delony Marcia & Tom Desmond Mr. & Mrs. Abraham Dobkin Lawrence & Sharon Dubin Dick & Joyce Durra Arlene C. Dwyer Arlene Eaton Deane Ellis Ronald Emanuel Jane Emerson Samuel & Catherine Epstein Richard & Marjorie Ettlinger Samuel & Nejmy Evins Paul & Suzanne Faberson Elaine Fiffer Rick & Louise Fisher Patty & Bob Fitzgerald Michael & Valerie Foradas Bonnie Forkosh Jack & Evelyn Forstadt Terry & Mary Franke Robin & Jarvis Friduss Marilyn Friman William & Mary Frost Dr. Susan Gault & Dr. Henry Gault Dr. & Mrs. John Gedo Ann Gershenow Doris Gilbert Joel & Carol Gingiss Marin & Kate Gjaja Richard & Miriam Glabman Patricia Gladden Paul Glickman Alexandra Goddard Sue Golan Mr. & Mrs. Robert Goldberg Jeff & Cidney Golman Doug & Mary Clare Gourley John & Pat Grady Lois & Jack Graller Ken Green Dr. & Mrs. Robert Greendale Nan & Walter Greenough Stewart & Rochelle Grill Ernest Grunsfeld Bill & Joan Haase

Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC Dr. David Hacker & Dr. Elaine Hacker Adrienne Hahn John & Barbara Haley Helen & Chuck Hall Arlene & Raymond Handler Kenneth & Marie Harris Tom & Joie Harris Elizabeth Hartong Stephen & Leslie Hatch Melanie Hauck & James Hertel John & Anne Hazelwood Elaine Hirsch & Donald Grossman Allen & Nancy Hirschfield Sarah & Aaron Hoffman Richard & Judy Homer Steve & Jan Huels Roger & Pamela Hull Bruce & Susan Huvard Judi Israel-Rosen Pat & Joni Johnson Arlene Johnson Norman & Julia Johnson Sibyl Josephson Daniel & Margo Kadjan Olwyn Kane George & Gloria Keats Ausrine & William Kerr Denny & Barbara Kessler Robert & Robin King Esther G. Klatz Caroline Koclanes Allan & Marley Korn Jordan & Joan Krimstein Judith K. Kubert Karen Kuehner Jeanne Laduke Fred & Corinne Lane Ned & Alberta Lauterbach Patrick & Dania Leemputte Gregg & Carolyn Lemein Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Lenahan Sam & Dee Levenson Judy & Stephen Levin Howard & Katherine Levin Eva & Arnold Levy Sherwood & Sharon Libit Myron & Eleanor Lieberman Thomas & Margaret Lillard Ethel Liten Herbert & Joan Loeb Robert & Sandra Lund Charlene & Gary MacDougal Stephen & Karen Malkin Anne Martin Frank & Linda Mayer Jeff & Barbara Mazur John & Judy McCarter Mari & Dan McCarty Jim & Lynn McClure Anne McMillen Shelley McNaughton-Sulkin Hugo & Lois Melvoin Linda Merwise Doug & Stacey Meyer Dr & Mrs. Albert J. Miller Michael & Carol Mitchel Mary Mittler William & Barbara Moore Ileen Morris Corinne Seither Morrissey Drina & Michael Nadler Anne & Richard Nathan Walter & Ann Nathan Seymour & Adele Neems Robert T. & Diane M. O’Brien Larry & Barbara Olin Barbara & Edward Olinger Marshall & Evelyn Padorr

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A N N U A L C O N T R I B U T O R S T O W R I T E R S ’ T H E AT R E ( c o n t .) Robert & Marcia Paley Gerald & Karen Pam Georga & Allen Parchem Peggy Paulsen John & Paula Penrod Steve & Betsy Peterson Ron & Bonnie Phemister Jorgen & Cheryl Phillips Harvey & Madeleine Plonsker Jerry Proffit Pat Rahmann Mary Rooney Cy & Lolly Rosengarten Nuna & Ennio Rossi Mr. & Mrs. Herb Rozoff Susan & David Ruder Miles & Adrienne Russ Martha Sabransky Cheryl Sachnoff Andrea Saffir Larry & Roberta Salberg Vladimir Sambaiew Charles & Jana Sample Robert & Mary Ann Savard Seymour Schiff & Bernice Elbin Mary Schmick Don & Polly Schwartz

Tony & Celeste Scolaro Gordon & Carole Segal Lewis & Gail Segal Gerald & Olivia Shapiro James & Rita Sheinin Elaine & Gene Shepp Kerry & Scott Shiller Willard L. Shonfeld Stephen & Susan Sickle Margaret & Alan Silberman Tricia & Chad Smith Melissa & Chuck Smith Joel & Jessie Solomon Robert Solomon Kenneth & Norma Spungen Robert & Susan Star Charles & Janet Stern Judi Stern Nancy Stevens Fred Stitt James & Peggy Swartchild Keith & Jill Swenson Richard & Marilyn Swoiskin Thomas & Beverly Tabern Takiff Family Foundation Cindy Taylor-Robinson David & Mari Terman

Nancy B. Thomas Marietta Toft Mr. & Mrs. Jack Tourville Virginia C. Vale Jeffery & Bobbie Vender Mr. & Mrs. Todd Vieregg Bruce & Carol Wald Herb & Karen Wander Gwenyth Warton Mort & Judy Weisman Alex & Bonnie Weiss Esther Weiss Sherri Weiss Richard & Susan Wellek Dan & Julia Wheeler Mr. & Mrs. Jim Willis John Wilson & Nancy Flannery Jolene Wilson Jane Woldenberg Joseph Wolnski & Jane Christino Jean Yale Joan S. Young Beverly & Arnold Yusim Dennis & Marie Zacek Melvyn & Judy Zahn Daniel & Terri Zazove Anonymous

E M P L OY E E M AT C H I N G G I F T P R O G R A M S Bank of America IBM

Northern Trust Company Prince Charitable Trusts

I N - K I N D D O N AT I O N S An Apple a Day Catering The Art Store & Gallery Susan & Donald Belgrad André Bishop Books on Vernon Cellar Gate Wine Market Columbia Pictures Cookshop Judy & William Cottle Courtyard Wines Lloyd & Jan Culbertson Bob & Jan Daniels Carol & Mark Dawley Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Dillon Di Pescara Restaurant Jon Faris Foodstuffs Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Garrett Popcorn Shops

Glencoe Union Church Good Grapes David Goodman Gillian & Ellis Goodman Michael Halberstam Linda Havlin & Paul Boulis Hel’s Kitchen Catering Gail & Tom Hodges Hype Media Knauz Automotive Group Dagmara & Nick Kokonas Rich & Laurie Kracum Beth Kronfeld & Matt Means Lincoln Center Theater William & Amalia Mahoney Tom & Ann Mann David & Leslie McGranahan Lorel & Robert McMillan Barb & Richard Melcher

Charlotte Melcher Neapolitan Pam Phillips & Roger Weston The Peninsula Chicago Christine & Michael Pompizzi Restaurant Michael of Winnetka John Russell Josh Schmidt Shakespeare in the Park Sony Pictures Entertainment Starbucks Mary Pat Studdert Suits 20/20 Sunset Foods, Lake Forest Carl & Marilynn Thoma Elaine & Richard Tinberg Jan Tranen Rachel Weinstein & Jason Pizer Anonymous

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Writers'- Do the Hustle  

By Brett Neveu Directed by William Brown, SDC World Premiere Scenic Designer Kevin Depinet, USAA Costume Designer Rachel Anne Healy , USAA L...

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