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PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES sight responsibility for accounting

for Van Sloten CPA, after holding

functions of the theater, including

the position of Director of Ac-

operating and capital budgets. In

counting at FABS Management,

addition, she supports all IT and

where she was responsible for

HR activities. Behnaz was named

overseeing the finances of more

Chief Financial Officer in 2015

than 25 non-profit organizations.

after serving as General Manag-

As a financial professional with

er since 2002. She first joined

more than 30 years’ experience in

Geffen Playhouse in 1999. Previ-

for-profit and non-profit financial

ously, Ataee worked as a senior

management and auditing, Ataee

financial analyst for Ultratech Inc.,

began her career in the Bay Area

an international semiconductor

as a partner in a small tech start-

Financial Officer of Geffen Play-

company based in San Jose. Prior

up. She holds a master’s degree

house. In this role, she has over-

to Ultratech, she was an auditor

from Pepperdine 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

JIEHAE PARK

COLMAN DOMINGO

JOHN POLLONO

MICHAEL GOLAMCO

ZOE SARNAK

MEGHAN KENNEDY

ROBERT SCHENKKAN

MATTHEW LOPEZ

ERIKA SHEFFER

MARTYNA MAJOK

JEN SILVERMAN

QUI NGUYEN & VAMPIRE COWBOYS 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. The Writers’ Room is made possible through the support of Patricia Kiernan Applegate. BONI B. ALVAREZ

INDA CRAIG-GALVÁN

RAMIZ MONSEF

CHLOÉ HUNG

JUAN JOSÉ ALFONSO

RUBY RAE SPIEGEL

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

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Key Largo Program  

Program for the Geffen Playhouse world premiere production of Key Largo

Key Largo Program  

Program for the Geffen Playhouse world premiere production of Key Largo