The Door You Never Saw Before: A Choosical Musical Program

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WELCOME TO

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

PHOTO BY JEFF LORCH

MATT SHAKMAN

Welcome to The Door You Never Saw Before: A Choosical Musical! This production marks the Geffen’s first Theater for Young Audiences production in the virtual space. Ever since I joined the Geffen as Artistic Director, it has been a goal of mine to develop and produce more TYA programming—to introduce children to this art form and build the next generation of theater-lovers. After a year that has forced kids across the globe to stay inside, we wanted to create an adventure that will spark their imaginations, allow them to meet new characters and explore different sights, and simply provide a good dose of fun. When we decided to embark on a TYA show for the Stayhouse series, Matt Schatz immediately came to mind as a collaborator. Matt’s good-humored wordplay, talent as a composer, and whimsical sense of theatricality are perfectly suited for an audience

of kids and grownups alike. It has been a delight to work with Matt and director Katie Lindsay as they, in a way, created a new brand of storytelling: the Zoom musical. Along with the talented designers, wonderful cast, and indispensable behind-thescreens team, they have brought the Harmonious Land of Harmonicania to vibrant life. Whether this is your first Stayhouse show or your seventh, I want to thank you for coming along for the ride as we’ve worked to bring interactive online theater to audiences in new and engaging ways. We trust that a return to in-person theater is just around the corner and look forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, we hope this show will bring some joy to all the kids—and kids at heart—who are on this journey with us. Matt Shakman Artistic Director

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THE GEFFEN STAYHOUSE PRODUCTION OF

THE DOOR YOU NEVER SAW BEFORE A CHOOSICAL MUSICAL BOOK, MUSIC & LYRICS BY

MATT SCHATZ DIRECTED BY

KATIE LINDSAY FEATURING

MICHAEL FAULKNER, SHYLA LEFNER & GABRIELLE MAIDEN MUSIC DIRECTOR

VISUAL DESIGNER

SCOTT ANTHONY

YEE EUN NAM

SOUND DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGN CONSULTANT

ANDREA ALLMOND

ALEXIS CARRIE

PUZZLE DESIGNER

DRAMATURG

DAVE SHUKAN

RACHEL WIEGARDT-EGEL

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER

CASTING DIRECTOR

JILL GOLD

PHYLLIS SCHURINGA‚ CSA

The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. OPENING NIGHT

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2021 OPENING NIGHT SPONSORS

RUNNING TIME

70 minutes There will be no intermission. PLEASE NOTE

There is no photography or filming of any kind allowed during the performance.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS CIRCLE MEMBERS Laurie & Bill Benenson Martha Henderson Pamela Robinson Hollander & Robert Hollander Loretta Everett Kaufman & Victor Kaufman

Linda Bernstein Rubin & Tony Rubin Kimberly Steward & Josh Godfrey Miranda & Brett Tollman

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PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES

M AT T S C H AT Z

Book, Music & Lyrics

Matt Schatz is a writer and composer. He’s thrilled to return to the Geffen after being a member of the Geffen Playhouse Writers’ Room program in 2018-2019. He looks forward to premiering his pandemic-postponed true-crime musical A Wicked Soul in Cherry Hill at the Geffen in a future production to be directed by Mike Donahue. Other plays and musicals include Untitled (Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, 2021) The Burdens (The O’Neill, City Theatre, Bloomington Playwright’s Project, Play-Per View), No One Sings Like You Anymore (Seattle Rep Commission), I Battled Lenny Ross (Ensemble Studio Theatre), Georama (St. Louis Rep, Great River Shakespeare Festival, NYMF), Where Ever It May Be (CLO Spark Festival), Dunkfest ‘88 (Ars Nova), Love Trapezoid (Astoria Performing Arts Center), and The Tallest Building in the World (Luna Stage). Awards include The Kleban Prize in Musical Theatre, The ASCAP Foundation Harold Arlen Musical Theater Award, The Reva Shiner Comedy Award, the New York Musical Festival Outstanding Lyrics Award, and Broadway World Pittsburgh’s Original Script of the Decade Award. Matt has been the recipient of five Ensemble Studio Theatre/

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation New Play Commissions; the most recent is an in-progress science musical with playwright Anna Ziegler. Non-theater work includes composing the songs for Season Three of the hit Spotify/Gimlet podcast series The Two Princes, and television and film projects developed for Fox, USA, TBS, Warner Bros, CBS, EOne, and others. Most recently, Matt wrote for Taika Waititi’s upcoming Charlie and the Chocolate Factory adaptation for Netflix Animation. He currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.

and What Happened at the Dolphin Show by Miranda Rose Hall (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival; Winner). Katie is the founding Artistic Director of The Habitat, a Brooklyn-based company dedicated to new works by women, and MeetCute, an evening of short plays that builds community in Los Angeles. Katie was the 2019 Bill Foeller Directing Fellow at Williamstown Theatre Festival. She is an alumnae of Directors Lab West, The Habitat’s Directors Playground, a 2016 SDC Observership recipient, and a 2020 BOLD Ventures grant recipient. Proud graduate of Dartmouth College and Associate Member of SDC.

K AT I E L I N D SAY

Director

Katie Lindsay is a writer, director and producer of new plays, musicals, and theatrical experiences. During the pandemic, she created A Walk in My Neighborhood, a guided audio walk in Atwater Village, which LAist called “genius.” Directing credits include Orlando by Sarah Ruhl (Williamstown Theatre Festival), Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl (Getty Villa reading), Red Emma & the Mad Monk by Alexis Roblan (The Tank, New York Times Critic’s Pick), Keeping up with the Prozorovs by Lucy Gillespie (Hollywood Fringe; Encore Producers Award, Best Female Director nomination), Tom & Eliza (Echo Theater Company), Harry & The Thief by Sigrid Gilmer (The Habitat),

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M I C H A E L FAU L K N E R

Ensemble

Michael Faulkner is pleased to be back at the Geffen Playhouse, after working with other local theaters like the Troubadour Theater Company, Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, and MainStreet, and has toured extensively as a member of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. When not on stage, making movies, TV or commercials, he enjoys playing and releasing music as one-half of the music duo Mike and Mandy. He’s glad that, after unwittingly producing smells throughout his life, he is now able to make The Stench professionally.


PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES

SHYLA LEFNER

GABRIELLE MAIDEN

Ensemble

Your Voice

Shyla Lefner is thrilled to be working with Geffen Playhouse. In the Fall of 2020, she appeared in the world premiere of New York Times Critic’s Pick Theatre for One: Here We Are, a live digital theatrical experience featuring one actor and one audience member speaking to the times we are in. Just prior to the pandemic, Shyla appeared in the East Coast premiere of Mary Kathryn Nagle’s Manahatta at Yale Repertory Theatre and was in the American Revolutions world premieres Between Two Knees by the 1491s and The Way the Mountain Moved by Idris Goodwin at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Other theatre credits include: Alice in Wonderland, Henry V (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Fairly Traceable, Off the Rails, The Frybread Queen (Native Voices at the Autry); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Urban Theatre Movement, Company of Angels); Ackia: The Complete Epic (Idyllwild Native Arts Festival); Ungipamsuuka: My Story, Our Voices Will Be Heard (La Jolla Playhouse/ Native Voices Festival of New Plays Workshop). Some film and television credits include: Polar Sun (ImagineNATIVE), Point of Origin (Indie), Grace (Cinequest), Fashion House, Lies & Alibis, Minding the Store, Whatever It Takes, Woo.

Gabrielle Maiden is an actor, singer-songwriter/ukulele player, and snowboarder. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and caught the acting bug when she was 5 years old. Before she put full focus on her acting career, she traveled the world as a professional snowboarder. She came to prominence as the first African American woman competitive snowboarder. Gabby is delighted to be making her debut at Geffen Playhouse! Select theatrical credits include: Stranger Things (Netflix), I Love Dick (Amazon), SMILF (Showtime), Sexless (Black & Sexy TV), Under the Silver Lake (A24), It’s Not About Jimmy Keene (Sundance Film Festival 2019), Scare Package (Shudder). S C OT T A N T H O N Y

Music Director

Scott Anthony is a musician, actor, songwriter, composer and parent based in Los Angeles. Favorite credits include music directing the Humana Festival of New American Plays world premieres of The Christians, Oh, Gastronomy!, This Beautiful City, Game On!, and The Veri**On Play, (Actors Theatre of Louisville); The Christians (Mark Taper Forum, Alley Theatre); Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Evil Dead: The Musical (Art Sanctuary/ Alley Theater), and staged

readings of Canary (Playwrights Horizons) and A Wicked Soul In Cherry Hill (Geffen Playhouse); as composer and/ or sound designer on Sleep Rock Thy Brain (Humana Festival); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V (Kentucky Shakespeare); Blueberry Toast (Echo Theatre); Fight Girl Battle World (Art Sanctuary/ Alley Theater) and multiple seasons as the Resident Sound Designer for Theatre [502]; and acting on many of the aforementioned stages and at South Coast Repertory, Pioneer Theatre Company, and StageOne Family Theatre. scottanthonysounds.com YEE EUN NAM

Visual Designer

Yee Eun Nam is an awardwinning set and video designer for opera, theater and any form of live performances based in L.A. Recent design works include The Fall of the House of Usher (Boston Lyric Opera/Operabox.tv), Close Quarters (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra), Ghost Gun (Goodman Theatre), Legacy Land (Kansas City Rep), Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Aubergine, The Canadians (South Coast Rep), Black Super Hero Magic Mama (Geffen Playhouse), Sweat (Mark Taper Forum), Bordertown Now (Pasadena Playhouse), Mother of Henry, Members Only (Latino Theater Company), Citizen: An American Lyric (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Fountain Theater). Since 2020, she has been creating digital content and video art for San Francisco Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, LA Opera On Now, Goodman Theatre, Ma-Yi Studio, The Movement G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 5


PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES Theatre Company. Yee Eun has multiple nominations for LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award and is a winner of LADCC Theatrical Excellence for CGI/ Video in 2020. She is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. M.F.A. in Theater Design at UCLA. B.F.A. in Design and Metal Craft at SNU in Seoul, Korea. yeeeunnam.com ANDREA ALLMOND

Sound Designer

Andrea ‘Slim’ Allmond is happy to be back working with the Geffen on such a fun and uplifting project. Off Broadway: Gloria: A Life. Los Angeles: A Walk in My Neighborhood; The 11:11 West Hollywood: Famous (Composer and Sound Designer); Geffen Playhouse: Black Super Hero Magic Mama (Associate Sound Designer); South Coast Rep: Once the Musical (Associate Sound Designer). Dallas Theater Center: Public Works Dallas: As You Like It; Twelfth Night; Public Works Dallas: The Winter’s Tale. The McCarter Theatre: Gloria: A Life. Arena Stage: Ann (Associate Designer). Touring: Something Rotten First National Tour (Assistant Audio). She received her M.F.A. in Sound Design from the University of California, Irvine. Andrea would like to thank her partner Caress for always supporting her as a musician and artist. A L E X I S CA R R I E

Costume Design Consultant

Alexis Carrie is an L.A.-based theater and film costume designer and social justice warrior. Some of her credits include Sorority of the Damned (A Blood Brothers Film), Mrs. Harrison (Indiana Repertory Theater), Hoodoo Love (Raven Theater),

Good Grief (Point Park University), Man of God (East West Players), Yen (Raven Theater), In The Blood (Austin Peay State University), Gloria (Hatch Arts Collective), No Child (Definition Theater Company), Curve of Departure (Northlight Theater). She has an M.F.A. in Costume Design from Carnegie Mellon University and is a proud founding member of First Floor Theater in Chicago. You can find her work at alexiscarrie.com. DAV E S H U K A N

Puzzle Designer

Dave is an intellectual property lawyer and a puzzle designer and consultant. As an attorney, he has represented some of the country’s most well-known companies in copyright, trademark, and patent matters, but over the past decade has devoted much of his time to puzzle creation and consultation. Dave has co-written the MIT Mystery Hunt, the largest annual puzzle hunt event, four times, and has designed hundreds of other puzzles, puzzle events, and games, including several for film and television. Dave has also worked with David Kwong on a number of projects, including as Puzzle Designer for David’s off-Broadway show The Enigmatist, his Geffen Stayhouse show Inside The Box, and the Enigmas playing card deck and accompanying online puzzle hunt. A collection of Dave’s puzzles can be found at DavesPuzzles.com. Dave lives in San Marino with his wife, Rebecca, and their cat, Loki. R AC H E L W I E G A R DT- EG E L

Dramaturg

Rachel is the Director of New Play Development at the Geffen Playhouse, where she supports the artistic staff in season plan-

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ning and fostering new work. She spearheads The Writers’ Room annual program, in which six Los Angeles-based playwrights develop new plays with the Geffen. She has previously worked in a dramaturgy/literary management capacity at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, McCarter Theatre Center, Marin Theatre Company, and the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Favorite past dramaturgy projects include the world premieres of Chelsea Marcantel’s Citizen Detective (New York Times Critic’s Pick), Inda Craig-Galván’s Black Super Hero Magic Mama, and Alena Smith’s Icebergs (Geffen Playhouse); Nick Payne’s Constellations (Geffen Playhouse); and a workshop of Jason Grasl’s Lying with Badgers (Native Voices at the Autry Festival of New Plays). JILL GOLD

Production Stage Manager

Jill Gold is thrilled to get back to ‘live’ theatre with this special production. Her credits at the Geffen span from the first season’s Quills to the more recent Chasing Mem’ries and numerous Backstage at the Geffen galas. She has spent the past 36 years stage managing at venues such as the Pasadena Playhouse, Reprise Theatre Company, McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Sacramento Music Circus, and the Mark Taper Forum. Jill toured the U.S. with Les Misérables, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, City of Angels, Wicked, and Not the Messiah, and saw Germany and Austria with Sisterella. She teaches stage management at UCLA and Occidental College, and is the co-author of the 12th edition of Stage Management by Lawrence Stern and Jill Gold, available this Fall.


PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES P H Y L L I S S C H U R I N G A , C SA

Casting Director

Phyllis is an Artistic Associate and the Casting Director for the Geffen Playhouse. Recent casting includes Mysterious Circumstances, Black Super Hero Magic Mama, Skeleton Crew, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Guards at the Taj and American Buffalo at the Geffen, and Put Your House in Order at La Jolla Playhouse. She has received 6 Artios nominations: Witch, Significant Other, Actually, Barbecue, Barcelona, The Country House. Before joining the Geffen, she was the Casting Director for Steppenwolf Theater Company in Chicago where her favorites include Frank Galati’s adaptation of The Grapes of Wrath (also La Jolla Playhouse, National Theatre in London and Broadway, where it received the Tony Award for Best Play), the original production of Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile (and subsequent productions including Westwood Playhouse and Briar Street Theater in Chicago), Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow, and Charles L. Mee’s Time to Burn. Broadway transfers include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Tony Award for Best Revival) and The Song of Jacob Zulu. She is a member of the Casting Society of America.

Matt last helmed Mysterious Circumstances for the Geffen in 2019 and prior to joining as Artistic Director in 2017, Shakman directed three acclaimed productions at the Playhouse: the West Coast premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire’s Good People (2012), the world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher’s new adaptation of Wait Until Dark (2013), and Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews (2015). Matt founded and was the artistic director of the Black Dahlia Theatre in Los Angeles, which was named “one of a dozen young American companies you need to know” by American Theatre magazine and “Best Small Theatre” by Los Angeles magazine. Matt is a director and producer for FX’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and has directed episodes of Game of Thrones (DGA nomination), Mad Men, Fargo, The Good Wife, and Succession. He helmed the pilot episode for Hulu’s The Great (Emmy nomination) starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult and produced and directed all episodes of WandaVision (DGA nomination), a Marvel Studios event series for Disney+ starring Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen.

G I L CAT E S, J R .

M AT T S H A K M A N

Artistic Director

Matt Shakman is Artistic Director of the Geffen Playhouse.

Executive Director

Gil Cates, Jr. is Executive Director of Geffen Playhouse. In this role, he is responsible

for managing the Geffen’s day-to-day operations; developing new, ongoing theater partnerships and leading its mission to inform, entertain and inspire diverse audiences with live theater of the highest caliber. Prior to being named Executive Director in 2015, Cates served as Geffen Playhouse Board Vice Chairman since 2012 and served as a producer and director in theater, film and television. His theater credits include the award-winning Names (Matrix Theatre Company) and Three Sisters and David Mamet’s A Life in the Theatre (both at Syracuse Stage). Cates’ film credits include The Surface (starring Sean Astin and Geffen Playhouse alumnus Chris Mulkey), Jobs (starring Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, as well as Geffen Playhouse alumni Matthew Modine and Ron Eldard) and the 2011 feature film Lucky (starring Colin Hanks, Ari Graynor and Ann-Margret). In addition, Cates co-produced and co-directed the critically acclaimed Life After Tomorrow, featuring Sarah Jessica Parker, which premiered on Showtime. His other films include Deal (starring Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison and Charles Durning) and The Mesmerist (starring Jessica Capshaw and Geffen Playhouse alumnus Neil Patrick Harris). Cates’ television directorial debut was an episode of the NBC comedy Joey, starring Emmy winner Matt LeBlanc. He studied at the National Theatre Institute in Waterford, Connecticut, and holds a B.F.A. in Drama from Syracuse University. G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 7


PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES accounting functions of the

CPA, after holding the position

theater, including operating and

of Director of Accounting at

capital budgets. In addition, she

FABS Management, where she

supports all IT and HR activi-

was responsible for overseeing

ties. Behnaz was named Chief

the finances of more than 25

Financial Officer in 2015 after

non-profit organizations. As

serving as General Manager

a financial professional with

since 2002. She first joined

more than 30 years’ experience

Geffen Playhouse in 1999. Pre-

in for-profit and non-profit

viously, Ataee worked as a se-

financial management and au-

nior financial analyst for Ultrat-

diting, Ataee began her career

ech Inc., an international semi-

in the Bay Area as a partner in

Financial Officer of Geffen

conductor company based in

a small tech startup. She holds

Playhouse. In this role, she has

San Jose. Prior to Ultratech, she

a master’s degree from Pepper-

oversight responsibility for

was an auditor for Van Sloten

dine University.

B E H N A Z ATA E E

Chief Financial Officer

Behnaz “Nazy” Ataee is Chief

THE NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Supporting artists is central to the mission of the Geffen Playhouse, and play commissions are a cornerstone of that support. To commission a playwright to write a play means making a commitment to their voice, craft and vision, with the hope of sharing the fruits of their work on our stage. The Geffen Playhouse’s New Play Development Program is made possible, in large part, through the leadership and generosity of donations from: The Edgerton Foundation, The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Fay & Frank Mancuso, Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald, Hilary & Jack Angelo and Mary Bianco, The MOCA Foundation. We are proud to have the following artists under commission: RACHEL BONDS COLMAN DOMINGO MICHAEL GOLAMCO MEGHAN KENNEDY MATTHEW LOPEZ MARTYNA MAJOK

CHELSEA MARCANTEL STACY OSEI-KUFFOUR JIEHAE PARK JOHN POLLONO ZOE SARNAK ROBERT SCHENKKAN

JEN SILVERMAN DAVID WIENER LAUREN YEE ANNA ZIEGLER

For more information on this program, please visit geffenplayhouse.org/newplays.

THE WRITERS’ ROOM A group for Los Angeles-based playwrights, The Writers’ Room is a product of the Geffen’s deep commitment to supporting new plays and specifically to fostering bold, relevant work by the vibrant artistic community of this city. During this one-year residency, playwright members gather monthly at the Geffen to share their work and receive feedback from their peers and the Geffen’s artistic staff, culminating in a play reading series. MEGHAN BROWN DIANA BURBANO

DONALD JOLLY MATTHEW PAUL OLMOS

T.TARA TURK-HAYNES ALI VITERBI

Geffen Playhouse would like to thank Patricia Kiernan Applegate for her generous support in making the first two years of The Writers’ Room possible. For more information on this program, please visit geffenplayhouse.org/thewritersroom.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Howard Tenenbaum CHAIR

Victoria Alonso

Ron Meyer

Patricia Kiernan Applegate

Jerry Moss

Beth Behrs

Bruce M. Ramer Founding Chair

Dr. Gene D. Block

Victoria Mann Simms

Kevin Bright

Andy Spahn

Harold A. Brown

Steven Spielberg

Gil Cates Jr. Executive Director

Steve Tisch

Mary Ann Cloyd Merle Dandridge Martha De Laurentiis

Dr. Charles E. Young Chair Emeritus

IN MEMORIAM

Dr. Brad Edgerton

Gilbert Cates Founder

Mark Fleischer

Marcia Israel-Curley

Sue Fleishman

Audrey Skirball Kenis

Patricia L. Glaser

Charles Kenis

Adi Greenberg Vice Chair

Karl Malden

Martha Henderson Chair Emeritus

Edie Wasserman

Loretta Everett Kaufman Carla Malden Brian Mann Tiffany Mayberry

Jerry Perenchio Lew Wasserman

LEGAL COUNSEL Peter Rosen Latham & Watkins LLP

Danny Passman Holly Rice Pamela Robinson Chair Emeritus Linda Bernstein Rubin Matt Shakman Artistic Director Richard Sherman Cynthia P. Stafford Marc Weinstock Kevyn Wynn

FOUNDING TRUSTEES Kirsten Combs Robert A. Daly David Geffen Herbert M. Gelfand Chair Emeritus Quincy Jones Jeffrey Katzenberg Glorya Kaufman Ginny Mancini Frank G. Mancuso Chair Emeritus

ADVISORY BOARD Miranda Tollman Chair Stephanie Carson Lori Collins Ellyce R. Cooper

PRODUCTION STAFF FOR THE DOOR YOU NEVER SAW BEFORE Zoom Managers Tyler Brogla, Brian Gowen Assistant Visual Designer Hannah Tran Assistant Sound Designer Andrew Tarr Video Programmer Andrés Poch Properties Master Rick Gilles Sound Supervisor James Grabowski Wardrobe Supervisor Liz Rose Adventure Suitcase Assembly Crew Jerry Brown, Jr., Christopher Cowan, James Cowan, Audrey Lastar, Arielle Rossi, Philip Rossi, Patrick Squibb

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Design + Art Direction Base Design Artwork Shawn Lee

SPECIAL THANKS Virtual Design Collective (ViDCo)

UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM AND TELEVISION Geffen Playhouse is affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles, specifically the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Geffen Playhouse values its role as an important educational resource by providing students with master classes, workshops and internships. Students are also able to work and learn from distinguished visiting Geffen artists such as Alan Ayckbourn, Jon Robin Baitz, Annette Bening, Ed Harris, David Ives, Neil LaBute, David Mamet, Donald Margulies, Terrence McNally, John Rando and Kathleen Turner in areas of directing, playwriting, acting, design, dramaturgy, management and production. Geffen Playhouse also draws upon the distinguished experts in the university to enhance the theater’s programs and research.

Debra Davis Brenda Garcia Ann Gianopulos Priscila Giraldo Kirsten Hansen Eric Heer Laura Kennedy Wendy Kurtzman Hannah Linkenhoker John McCrite Audrey Povar Eric Rollins

This theater operates under agreement between the League of Resident Theaters and Actors Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. The Actors and Stage Managers employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. This theater operates under agreement between the League of Resident Theaters and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, an independent national labor union. The Director is a Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. The scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers in LORT theaters are represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829, IATSE.

Allen Shay John Sonego Cela Devine Sutton Laurie Ziegler G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 9


ANNUAL DONORS Geffen Playhouse recognizes the following individuals and organizations for their generous support of our Annual Fund and Backstage at the Geffen. Donors are listed at the Associate level and higher for gifts made between January 1, 2019 and April 19, 2021. In appreciation, donors enjoy a host of special benefits including house seats, complimentary drinks, receptions, and much more. For more information, please call Christine Drew Benjamin at 310.208.6500 ext. 195. ANGELS $100,000+

Anonymous (6) Patricia Kiernan Applegate Kevin & Claudia Bright City National Bank Mary Ann Cloyd Edgerton Foundation Louise & Dr. Brad Edgerton David Geffen Foundation The Adi & Jerry Greenberg Foundation Martha Henderson K Period Media Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg Fund for Arts Education at the Geffen Playhouse Loretta Everett Kaufman & Victor Kaufman Keyes Automotive Group L & N Andreas Foundation Jason & Yvonne Lee Shubert Foundation Judith & Bruce Stern Kimberly Steward & Josh Godfrey / Steward Family Foundation Jodi & Howard Tenenbaum UCLA

CHAIRMANʾS CIRCLE $50,000 – $99,999

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ARTISTIC CIRCLE

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Jerry Kohl LA Unified School District The Lear Family Foundation Lauren B. Leichman & Arthur E. Levine Family Foundation The Lowy Family Lucid Chart Carla Malden & Norman Beil Jonathan Manahan Ginny Mancini Steve McInnes Ron Meyer / NBC Universal Pictures Wendy & Barry Meyer Anonymous Stephen Muller & Donna Baldwin Phoung Nguyen Olympus Theatricals Mo Ostin Dolly Parton Jennifer Petrilla Popland Studios Judith Reichman, MD Richard Ruskell Pastries David Robinson Monica & Philip Rosenthal, Rosenthal Family Foundation Thomas L. Safran Dr. Bernard & Gloria Salick Hon. Nicole A. Avant & Ted Sarandos Jaime Schwartzberg Carol ‘Jackie’ & Charles Schwartz Uniworld River Cruises Inc Marcia & Robert Shuwarger Nancy Heller & Fred Specktor Stanley Iezman & Nancy Stark Sugarfish Tetiana Wey Mike Thaxton Steve Tisch Daniel Tongbai & Henry Clancy Town & Country Event Rentals Sandy & Kevin Tsujihara U.S. Bank Foundation Bruce Walrath Danielle Ward Dannelle Ward Joanne & Ken Weinman Aurora & Marc Weinstock Westfield Group Rita Wilson & Tom Hanks YPO Gold Los Angeles Chapter David Zuckerman


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$5,000 – $9,999 47 Communications Anonymous (2) Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Jehan F. Agrama & Dwora Fried AMC TV American Financial Services Amgen Foundation The August Family Margaret Avery Cathy & Shel Bachrach Bank of America Pamela & Dennis Beck Carolyn Benson Carolyn Benson Nancy Better Stanley & Joyce Black Family Foundation YPO Golden West Gold Mara & Jonathan Blum Andy & Carlo Brandon-Gordon Ellen Brast Yael & Scooter Braun Ziffren Brittenham LLP Cindy & Bob Broder Brotman Foundation of California Glenn & Lynn Cardoso Dr. Fanya Carter, PHD Casey Chambers Joanne Chao Citi Private Bank Richard Clareman Jason Clodfelter Comcast | NBC Universal Jonathan Coon Ellyce R. Cooper & Barry Cohen / Sidley Austin LLP Karen Delano PCCP, LLC Karen Delano Newmeyer Dillion LLP Noah Dinkin Susan & Jonathan Dolgen Lauren Donner / The Donnors Company Dream Warrior Group Donna Dubinsky Nikki Dubose & Tara Nicole Dubose Fielding Edlow & Larry Clarke The Eisner Foundation Alexis Elguera Emerald Research Group Traci Engelman Kling Family Foundation – Allen & Jessica Kling Eric Felder Deborah Feldman Lisa Field, Field Family Foundation Fielding Electric Erika Fiori A.B. Fischer Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Mara W. Breech Foundation Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea Kimiko Fox Mimi & Marvin Freedman Sonia & Robert Freedman & Family Bob & Diana Friedman G.E. Foundation

Sheenika Gandhi Mary Garbesi Jennifer Garner Lariane Garrity Kiki & David Gindler Priscila Giraldo Robert Glicksteen Sue & Steve Glusker Gloria & Peter Gold Maryann & Irwin Gold Diane Goldman / Martin Lawrence Galleries Goldman Sachs Lori & Ken Goldman Sheila Goodman Aaron Greenberg Leo S. Guthman Fund Star Gutman Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Waren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman LLP Cindy Hanson Kitty Hawk HBO Jed Heller / Insight Partners Tran Ho Ann Husvar Impossible Ventures International Documentary Association Nicolas Jampol / Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Sir Elton John & David Furnish Barbara & Ronnie Kahn Mannon Kaplan Geoff Keighley Laura Kennedy Yee-Jee Kim Eric Knoben Sandra Krause & William Fitzgerald Wendy Kurtzman David Kurzweil Jamie Kwiatek Marnie Larkin Launch, LLC Lexington Partners Lisa Chambers Literate The Loewenstern Fund at Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Lord Miller Inc. Los Angeles magazine Laurie MacDonald & Walter Parkes Madison Wells Media Padma & Rao Makineni Anne Stringfield & Steve Martin Holly Martin-Bollard Tiffany Mayberry Nancy & Michael McClelland Christine McLaughlin Merle & Jerry Measer Alex Menenberg Hillary Messenger Microsoft Madison Miller Marcia & Brett Molotsky Kate Moran & Mikki Rosenberg Kinder Morgan Foundation Rio & Frank Morse Trista Myers Nintendo Eileen Nugent

Numenta Rob O’Neill & Shawn M. Anderson Robert O’Neill Benedicta & Geoffry Oblath Carol & Bill Ouchi Paradigm Talent Agency Shana & Don Passman Soundis & Danny Passman The Poker People Cheryl Petersen & Roger Lustberg Megan Polk – Stretto Mark E. Pollack Kay & Bob Rehme Joyce Rey The Richenthal Foundation Drew & Laura Roder Cynthia Rodriguez Kiersten Rooney Ropes & Gray LLP In Memory of Rikki Rosen Lori & David Rousso Salesforce Jody & Arthur Schmid Sue & Martin Schmitt The Michael Schwab Family Steve & Paula Mae Schwartz Tina & David Segel Jane Selfin D.E. Shaw Sidley Austin LLP Lyn Silfen Edie Brickell & Paul Simon Gussie Paster Sitkin Diana Siu Slaack Productions Jane Rissman & Richard Sondheimer / Sondheimer Foundation Aditya Sood Kelli Spangler Randy Stabler Stretto/Jonathan Carson Stroock Law Firm Table XI Partners TJ Tang Heather Thomas & Skip Brittenham Karen Zoller, MD & David Tillman, MD William & Karen Timberlake Timken Museum of Art San Diego TM Financial Forensics, LLC The Travel Corporation Riki Udell Valor Capital Group Andrew Van Der Laan Colleen Vickruck Janel Villanueva Village Global Mgmt Kelsey Wasilewski Casey & Laura Wasserman The Waterman Family Foundation Laura Weir Benjamin Weisman Bill Weller Susan & Dan White Sandra Willen Lynn & Mark Williams Terry Wilson Karen & Rick Wolfen Vanessa Yaptangco YPO BC Elena & Drew Zager Ruth & Stan Zicklin

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$1,500 – $2,999 Anonymous Miriam Aguiar Olga S. Alderson AnonyMoose Foundation Claudia Apelfeld Bonnie & Bill Apfelbaum Amy Arenson Daniel & Diana Attias Dan Attias Meghan Batstone Shelley & Rick Bayer Patricia & Mark Benjamin Laurie Bernhard Artie Berrick & Ellie Malter L’Ann Bingham, Howie & Friends Don Blaustein Bliss Spa Susan Bloch-Kay & Stephen Kay Blumhouse Nina & Hon. Anthony Borwick Dr. Wallace P. Brithinee James L. Brooks Jay Butterfield & Susan Ewert Lexy Carroll Candy Carstensen Steven Cerasale & Mary Katherine Cocharo Jo Champa Chancellor Albert Carnesale & Mrs. Robin Carnesale Darcy & Dean Christal Lori & Jerry Collins Ted Cordes & Bill Derby Sandy & Payam Daneshrad Robin Dearden & Bryan Cranston In Honor of Development Gayle & Dan Devin Noah Dinkin - Stensul Rich & Christina Doren Anne Dougherty Ed & Barbara Dreyfus Victoria Dummer Trisha & John Duncan Dr. & Mrs. William M. Duxler David Edwards David & Joyce Evans Michael Faber Patti Felker Alex Ferrari Lawrence N. Field Anita Dann Friedman & Harvey Friedman G2 Graphic Service, Inc. Helen & Arthur Geoffrion Charlotte Gold Dr. Irene Goldenberg Stewart Goldman Linda & Louis Goldsman Helene Gordon Jill Grey Barry Gribble Sunny & Alvin Grossblatt

Family Foundation Penny Grosz & Eugene Korney The Guerin Foundation Samantha & Eric Heer / Capital Group Companies Faith Henkin Lynda & Neal Hersh Lynne & Michael Heslov Jean Himmelstein Rand Hoffman & Charlotte Robinson Lynn Hunt & Margaret Jacobs Nancy & Len Jacoby Britt Johnson Linda & David Kagel Trudy & Albert Kallis, Kallis Family Charitable Foundation Meredith & David Kaplan Meg & Lawrence Kasdan Corrinne Mann Kempinsky & Louis Kempinsky Willette & Manny Klausner Katherine Kleindienst & Marc Goldsmith Wayne Knyal Katharine “Kat” Kramer Chris Larsen Carol Leif & Jeff Parker Bethany Joy Lenz Lydia & Chuck Levy Trinidad Lewis Elisabeth & Jeff Lipsman Judith Locke Peter Mackenzie Sharon Shelton & John Mazziotta Sue McHugh & Herb Seese Cookie Miller Joan & Phil Miller Jonathan Moonves Robert Moore MUFG Union Bank Foundation John Murphy Austin Musick John Norris Conan & Liza O’Brien Oaktree Capital Mgmt. Carol & Alan Ostroff Michael Parks & Judith Hayward PC Communications Group Zak Penn Stephen Philibosian Foundation Herbert & Marilyn Piken Craig Piligian Vanessa Pizzuto Ruth Popkin Drs. Laurence & Isabell Purdy Joyce & Harvey Reichard Pamela Ribon In Memory of Frances Richman Judy Richman Lindy Robbins Leslie & Doug Robinson Nancy Stephens & Rick Rosenthal & The Rosenthal Family Foundation Wil Rosser Lawrence Rudolph Ajay Sahgal Richard & Amber Sakai Nancy & Ted Sanborn

David Schwartz Foundation, Inc Susan Schwarz & Stuart Berton Jed Seidel John & Lori Shaw Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett LLP Kristen & Emil Smith Eshaya Victor Snider Joan & Jerome Snyder Snyder Family Foundation Drs. Matthew & Marion Solomon South Pasadena Arts & Music Academy Jonathan St. Clair Susan & Donald Starr Mitch & Sherry Stein Nora Stines Eric Stonestreet In Memory of Lawrence Strange Eric Strom & Eileen Goodis The Tatasciore Family Audri & Stan Tendler The Lodge at Torrey Pines Catherine & Leonard Unger Julia Wackenheim Julie & Peter Weil Gelena & Seth Weissman John & Connie Weston Alison Whalen & Steve Marenberg Chris Williams Marcia Williams & Gene Lucero Kevin Williamson Fred Wolf Cherie Wrigley Dr. Stephen & Dr. Anna Yallourakis Patricia Youngman Dean Zander Barbara & Stanley Zax Marcie & Howard Zelikow Ellen & Arnold Zetcher Laurie Ziegler

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Anonymous (5) Harry & Gay Abrams/ Abrams Artists Agency Dr. Richard Ackerman & Miriam Shakter Leonard I. Ackerman Merryl & David A. Alpert Patti & Harlan Amstutz Eva Anderson Dr. Peter H. & Nancy V. Antoniou Audrey & Martin Appel Margaret Arvey Tom Bajoras Richard Basch & Family Peter & Barbara Benedek Dr. Joan Denson & Dr. Victoria Berck Elijah Berg Yvette Bergeron & Dean Bailey Wendy & John Bergquist Diane & Jim Berliner Ana Karime Bichsel John Bjorge

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ANNUAL DONORS Linda Janger Carla Janzen Ruth Grace Jervis Carrie Johnson Jordan Strauss Photography Yvonne & Damien Jordan Russ, August & Kabat David & Martha Kadue Sally & Dr. Manny J. Karbelnig King Nutronics Corporation Christopher Klapp Judy Knapp Barton H. Kogan Leslie & Norman Koplof Carol Krause Lisa Kudrow Lena & Mark Labowe Sherry Lansing Foundation Sheila & Aaron Leibovic Cathleen Fitzpatrick Linder Lionsgate Steven & Nancy Lippman Jessica Llanes Karen & Peter Locke The Malins Family Foundation Sue & Anthony Marguleas Eric G.C. Mark Laura Maslon David Israeli & Dr. Marie Mazzone Sheri & Jim McCashin The McCray Foundation Jeanne McDonald-Powers & Travis Powers Cara Gardenswartz & David Melnick Norma & Larry Meyers Hillary & Lance Milken Andrew & Laura Mintzer Laurie & Chuck Mondrus Thaine & Elizabeth Morris In Loving Memory of Harvey S. Morse Lon Morse & Toni Hollander Morse Carol & Jerry Muchin Ron Myrick Albert & Barbara Nichols Michael Nicklin Tito + Craig Okay Goodnight Deborah & Stacey Olliff Ornest Family Foundation London, Alex & Marty Padilla Gia Paladino & Michael Wise Jacalyn & Paul Pepperman Christopher Petrossian Lou & Berta Pitt Gary & Gail Rachelefsky Carl Reiner Rabbi Steven & Didi Carr Reuben Donald B. & Susan F. Rice Esther & Howard Richmond Dr. Robert Rigg Dolores Rogers Louis & Laura Rohl Rollins family Brad & Nancy Rosenberg Allison & Bennett Rosenthal Charitable Foundation Philip & Janet Rotner David A. & Karen Richards Sachs

Louella & Michael Sachs Allen Sackler Janet Salter In Memory of Maxwell Hillary Salter Mark San Filippo Gerald Sauer Ian Schapiro George & Jolene Schlatter Jane & Bill Schopf Toni & John Schulman Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Prevention Peggy & Robert Shapiro Phyllis Shephard Doris Sherman Robin & Robert L. Sills Ron Silverman & Soraya Ross Randi & Rand Singer Ronald Smith Aaron & Ross Smith-Knight In Memory of Albert Sokol, M.D. John Sonego & Tom Faughnan Bruce & Patti Springsteen Tom & Melanie Staggs Nicole Sullivan Melora Sundt & Rob Kadota Anna M. Swanson & Mark Eyles Theodore H. Sweetser Rose Tarlow Anne C. Taubman & David Boyle Deborah Tavlin James Taylor & Stephanie Garcia John Teeples & Nicolas Martinez, Jr. Franklin D. Tell Barbara & Larry Tenan Terranea Resort Marjorie Thomson John Turmes Leon & Stephanie Vahn Daniel & Shauna Valenzuela Kathryn & Alan Van Vliet Marcia & Charles Wasserman Ph.D Jennifer Weiser In Honor of Sid & Sheila Weiss In Loving Memory of Gareth Wigan Mark Williams Judith & Philip Winik Jen Crittenden & Bill Wrubel Linda Yellin Lisa Yen & Tom Bajoras David Young Alissa & Jordan Zachary Shoshana & Parham Zar Bobbi & Walter Zifkin

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Anonymous (2) Loren Adams Geraldine & Harold Alden Jan & David Altemus Eloise & Mark Appel Bonnie R. Arnold Linda & David Atkinson Don Bacigalupi Marsha & Philip Bartenetti

Eyde Belasco Anthony Bellasalma The Belles Family Dr. Lindsey Bergman Boisset Wine Ambassadors Michael J. Bordy The Bordy & Leibovic Families Christopher Bower Carol J. Bradshaw Paula Brand Sandy & Mayer Brenner Laurrie Brooke Janet & Mark Brown Katherine Brown David & Kathy Burke Tom & Patricia Camp Steven & Ellie Campbell Marlene Canter Anthony Carbone James Clark Laurel & Aaron Clark Becky & Mike Clements Lalique Cohen Ginger Conrad Jeremy Coon Honorable Candace Cooper Bruce Cormicle Shawn Cunningham Ingrid Curtiss, MD In Loving Memory of Ed Cypert Robert Daseler Clare Davis Scott Delman Dale Dickey Joan & Jerry Elledge Jim Esserman Elizabeth A. Evans Marjorie & Arthur Fine Ralph Finerman Lynne & Michael Flynn In Honor of Frank & Betty Fouce Joanne Freed Lora Fremont Kenneth J. Friedman & Marilynn J. Friedman Family Foundation Pat & Sandy Gage Lois Gallop Sharlene & Sol Galper Carla & Robert Garfield GE Foundation Benita & Bert Ginsberg Mia Glass Larry Goldfarb Ellen Golla Lori & Robert Goodman Adrienne Grant & Paul Jennings Shelley Hill Grant Gaby & Rob Greenberg Jill Grigsby Roberta L. Haft Roberta Hamilton Mary Hartley Sheila & Chester Hasday Winifred C Hervey In Memory of Sylvester Scott & Barbara Hill Mrs. Dorothy Hoffman Paul Gordon Hoffman & Sue Caren Hoffman Kelley M. Hogan Glenn Howerton IBM Corp. Dr. Nancy B. Irwin

Brenda Izzi Brett Johnson Deborah & Ivan Kallick Avi Kamienny Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Kamine Jo Kaplan & Larry Feldman Marcy Kaplan & Eric Gold Mark Kaplan Lee Kaufman Michelle Kaufman Patricia Keating Beverlee Bickmore & James Kelly William and Renee Kendall Joel Koppelman Lisa Korbatov Hisao Kushi Deborah Lacusta & Daniel Castellaneta Adam Lagosz Gustavo Lamanna Christo & Jeanne Lavagnino Alyce LaViolette In Memory of Katie Layman Marla E. Levine Lawrin & Linda Lewin Robin Lewin Tracey Lewin Angela & Jonathan Light Fran and David Loew Robert Lohmer Tracy Cohen & William Ludel Michelle MacLaren Marcus A. Mancini Sarah Coade Mandell & Peter Mandell Michael N. Marks Mr. & Mrs. Phillips H. Marshall John Massa Stephen McFeely Anne McGrail & Ann Donahue Nick & Vaughan Meyer James & Ana Miles Family Foundation Mintz Family Fund Thomas Mitchell Sue & Monty Mohrman Montage Hotels & Residences Ms. Janet Moore Charitable Trust Craig Morrison John Moschitta Ms. P. Moseley Robert & Anita Nitta Sharon Norris Justin Okin Orlando Hotel Carol Parry & John Fox Naidu & Jane Permaul Karen Peter Sandra Chan & Richard Pezner Clark & Kathryn Porter Astrid & Howard Preston Rollin Ransom & Chris Lacroix Anne E. Rea & Kenneth A. Bigg Eden & Steven Romick Ronda & Fred Rose David & Susan Rosenblum Virginia Ross Edward Rubinstein Cheryl Saltus Millicent Sanchez G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 1 3


ANNUAL DONORS Lorin Schiff Sonia Schneider Joel & Sonia Schneider Nancy & Steven Schneider Susan & Peter Schwab Janet & Michael Schwartz Brandon Scott John H. Scott Dr. & Mrs. P.K. Shah Dan Shalom Mary Sheibani In Memory of Michael Sherman Rita & Jose Sigal Arthur F. & Carol Silbergeld Manish Singh Karen & Bill Skinner Leah Sklar Bradley Small Jerome & Joan Snyder Chris Sorgi Jan Spiegel Donald B. Spradlin Sarah Stegemoeller Arthur Stern Mr. & Mrs. David Tann Andrea & David Tenenbaum Tina Tepper David & Cathy Thomas James Tillman Joyce & Josh Trabulus In Memory of Ginny Truesdale Janet Tsjihan Baron Vaughn Valerie Vetters Ira & Laurie Waldman Deborah Walsh Carl Weathers Barry Weissler Blake West JoBeth Williams Bruce & Marci Wiseman Delores Komar & Susan Wolford Christina Wren Richard Yaffe Jack S. Yeh Marc Zachary Harriet Zaretsky

ASSOCIATE $250 – $499

Anonymous (15) Terry & Richard Abrams Toshka & Norman Abrams Barbara Adams Ioe Adler Elaine & Michael Agran Bette and Wylie Aitken Mr. Arthur Alisi Helen Allan Charles & Annick Allen Sylvia Almstadt Debra Alpert Laura and Harvey Alpert Charitable Foundation Jon Anderson Peter Anderson Robert C. Anderson Philip Angerhofer & Stephen A. Jones Jc & Jack Appelbaum Joseph D. Argilagos Arlyne Elliott Interiors Barbara & Ethan Aronoff Judith Ashmann-Gerst & Robert Gerst

David Atkinson Elizabeth & Marc Axelrod Lynne Babbitt Mike & Kim Baginski Robert Baker Cecilia Ball Cindy Ballard Donald Balzano Mr. & Mrs. Donald Balzano Thomas Barad Penny Bard Irene Baron June Bartczak Fay & Lester Bass Beach Cities Child Development Center Judith & Thomas Beckmen John & Bree Bedford Patricia Belcher Karen Bell & Robb Cox Marshall Bell Joanne & Miles Benickes Katia Benthale & Josh Lewensohn Leslie Berger Karen Berko-Gibson Barbara Berkowitz Marsha C. Berkowitz Ellen & Jay Bienenfeld Marilyn R. Blacker Mark Blackham Deborah Blake Marjorie Blatt Pamela & Bill Bohnert Susan Boiko & Martin Schwartz Ruthven & Hannah Bonaparte Toby Bornstein Dr. Clarence Braddock Doug & Arlene Braun Mitchell Brown Marshall Bull Kimberly & Mark Burstein Steven Bushong Joann Busuttil Michelle Butler & Mark Blackham Mary Ellen Callahan Laura D. Campbell Marlene & David Capell The Sean Carey Family Lorena Carlson Richard Cassese Julianna & William Cellini Valarie de la Garza & Michael Centeno Ling Chan Thomas Chappell Martha J. Chase Doryann Chasen Mr. Chavoshan Diane Chernansky In Honor of Eric Chown Lori Christopher Steven Clayman Anselm Clinard Pam Coats Els Collins Larry Conover Heidi Jo Corey Tonia Corwin Gail Cottingham Norman & Nancy Cravens Valerie & Donald Cravitz Diana Cusumano Elizabeth De Oliveira & Moacyr Da Silva Muriel Dance & Alvin Martin Hedva & Dr. Dudley Danoff

Steven & Linda Darling Susan Dashe Jeffrey S. Davidson Julie Davis Bert Deixler Hal & Roberta Delevie Dr. Udayakumar Devaskar Bernard & Deborah Diamond Gina DiBona Kristin Diehl Chelsea Dinsdale Carol Jean Doehring Fred & Marilyn Dorer Dorfman Family Daryl & Paul F. Doucette Linda Dozier The Milton L. & Betty J. Dranow Family Foundation Kay & Larry Driscoll Brian Duffield Roger Duhl Tom & Diane Duralde Loraine Eastlake Jeff Eckerle Richard Eden Ronald Eng Lidia & Mauricio Epelbaum Rena & Peter Falk Stephen Falk Wilbur Faulk Dr. Francesco Federico & Lauren Wilson Diedre Feehan Mimi Alpert Feldman Terry Feuerborn Michael Warady & Anna Fiastro Abby & Malcolm Field Lisa & William Finkelstein Billy Finnegan Diane Fisher Evaline Fishman Elisabeth Fleischman Geralyn Flood Sandra Francis Drs. Renee W. & Scott C. Fraser Renee Fraser Fran Fredella Amyanne Freeburg Elaine & Larry Friedman Lynn & Barry Friesen Judy Frith-Smith Catherine Froloff Laurelle Frome & Brady Frome Gina Furth Diane Futterman Dr. Lee Gardenswartz Mr. Scot McIntosh & Dr. Ruchira Garg Corinne B. Garson Henry Gayden Patricia Geffner Seth Gettleson Charles Gherardi Linda & Tom Givvin Jill Glasband Dr. Diane & Michael Glazer Carol & Neil Goldberg Lorain Goldberg Francine Golden & Marvin Schlossman Adam Goldman Les Goldman Gretchen Goldsmith Julie Clayton Goldsmith Dina Goldstein Jay Gordon

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Christina Medigovich Marcie & Steven Medof Jay Melnick Cynthia Melville Robert Mercer & Carol Chanel Mercer Eileen & Paul Meshekow Mary Meyer Sara & Henry Michrowski For Everett Mikelich Lee & Ron Miller Lois Miller Lee & Jeff Milman Teddie J. Milner Adriana Kahane & Pino Modica Denise V. Moore Marvin & Jean Moore Suzanne Morrel Howard J. Morris Dr. Brian Morrow Dennis Moss Bill Mullins Cynthia Murphy Charlotte C. Myers Anita Nagler Michael & Delight Nasatir Bonnie Nash Stephen Nathan Robert M. Nelson Sherri & Arnie Nelson Shauna Nep Paulette & Ron Nessim Mark & Diane Neubauer Tom Nevermann Andrew Newman Qui Nguyen & Abby Marcus Dennis Nollette Adrienne & Arthur Omansky Dr. Ronald and Iris Onkin Martin Ordman Allan & Janie Orenstein Stefan Otto Sharon Oxborough Ron Ozur & Nancy Lahana Jorge Paganin Cynthia & Todd Palm Sylvia & Robert Paris Edward Parker Lawrence Parker In Memory of Robert & Stephen Paskus Abhilash & Kelly Patel Kelly & Abhilash Patel Paul & Kathy Pearlson Dr. Kristine Penner & Steven Klein Mr. & Dr. Don Pestana Dr. David B. Peterson Carol F. Phillips Leo & Nina Pircher Carolyn & John Poer Darcy Pollack Jack & Jane Pollock Matthew Pomerantz Naveena Ponnusamy Zazi Pope Cory Popovich Heather M. Porter Cheryl & Mel Posner Susan Poulson Eric Powers Patricia Price Sam Puathasnanon Paul Quaranto Jose Quinonez Dr. Stephen & Lani Rabin Ron Rafay JoAnn Ralphs

Joan Ransohoff Marvin Rapaport Gloria & Michael Rausch Mike Rausch Zoya Raynes Fred & Denise Reimer Elyse Resch Marianne Reynolds Janice & Benjamin Reznik Sheena M. Ricchio Linda & Erin Rice Amy Richards Linda & Steve Richman William & Polly Ridgeway Carol Risher Jason Ritter In Honor of Daniel Robaire Natalie Roberts Linda Rodriguez Julie Rogers Barbara & David Rognlien Peter Romwall Robert Rosania Barry Rosen & Neil Bokal Donna Rosen Mary Ann Rosenfeld & Sheldon Kadish Adrienne Rosenthal Beverly & Mel Rosenthal Terry Ross Brad Ross Cathy Ross Douglas Ross Lawrence Ross & Linda Nussbaum Robert & Susan Rovner Sylvia Ruiz Mindy Rutigliano Terry Ryan Anne Sacks Susan & Wayne San Filippo Jay & Linda Sandrich Susan & Kenneth Sarno Maxine Savitz Linda & Cliff Schaffer Mary Lou Schanche Melanie Scher Chris T. Schmidt Jamie Schmidt Gary & Karen Schneider Stanley Schneider Renee Schnell Myrna Schwam Dean Teri Schwartz Marc Scott Marc Seltzer Barry & Mona Shafer-Edwards Roy Shaked Lisa Shalet Eric Shalov Barbara Vickery & Martin Shapiro Melanie Sharp & Kevin Miller Erin Shields George Shohet Stuart Siegel Seymour & Dorothy Siegel Marlene Sklar & Joel Moskowitz

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DEVELOPMENT

Amy Levinson Associate Artistic Director

Jessica Brusilow Rollins Director of Institutional Giving

Daniel Ionazzi Producer

Danielle Bearden-Mead Director of Individual Giving

Ross Jackson Artistic Producer

Mark San Filippo Director of Donor Stewardship

Phyllis Schuringa Artistic Associate / Casting Director

Christine Drew Benjamin Assistant Director of Institutional Giving

Rachel Wiegardt-Egel Director of New Play Development

Emma Rothschild Development Intern

Carly Plasha Assistant to the Artistic Director

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Brian Allman Manager of Theater Education

Isaac Katzanek Production Manager Jill Barnes Production Office Manager Alex Norkus Gil Cates Theater Stage Supervisor Tyler Brogla Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater Stage Supervisor Jake Delgado Associate House Sound Supervisor Brian Gowen Production Electrician

ADMINISTRATION

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Patrick Brown Director of Marketing Zenon Dmytryk Director of Communications Karen Gutierrez Director of Advertising & Audience Development Brian Dunning Director of Content & Creative Zack Hamra Associate Director of Audience Services & Ticketing

Kelsey Arlington Vaneh Assadourian Rebecca Connolly Jamie Dawson Jacqueline Ferger Lucy Houlihan Alan Kistler Jonathan Ramos Box Office Staff Sue Fleishman Communications Consultant

FRONT OF HOUSE Jeni Pearsons Storc Director of Special Events Mel Yonzon Front of House Manager Amy Farkas Rob Mersola Stayhouse Concierge Adam Carr VonDexter Montegut II Emir Yonzon Stayhouse Host Tony Garica Bella Luna Robert Mahaffie Taylor McClain Pam Miller Customer Support

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Dream Warrior Group System Administrator

Kevin O’Brien Marketing Manager

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Berenice Campos Director of Human Resources

Georgia Arnold Social Media & Communications Associate

Art Guillen Facility Manager

Peter Banachowski Senior Accountant & Financial Analyst

Janice Bernal Box Office Manager

Martin Ayala Felipe Ayala Building Maintenance

Alyssa Tyson Box Office Manager

Mario Santillan-Perez Custodial

Lexy McAvinchey Assistant Box Office Manager & House Seat Manager

Juan Carlos Umaña Camerina Martinez Cleaning Custodial

Behnaz Ataee Chief Financial Officer

Nova George Staff Accountant & Payroll Specialist Clay Dzygun Office Coordinator Marguerite Harris Receptionist

Geffen Playhouse is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. This project was also funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Geffen Playhouse, a not-for-profit theater company, is proudly affiliated with the University of California at Los Angeles.

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