Someone Else's House Program

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WELCOME TO

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

PHOTO BY JEFF LORCH

MATT SHAKMAN

I love a good ghost story. And few are as bone-chilling as the story of what happened to Jared Mezzocchi’s own family. When Jared—a true Renaissance man in the world of mixed media—suggested this story might make for an exciting evening of virtual theater, we were in. This is truly a case of truth being far stranger than fiction. It has been our pleasure to work with Jared and director Margot Bordelon, as they have elevated the art of telling ghost stories via Zoom. In collaboration with ViDCo, a collective of extraordinary designers, they have brought this story of death to life. As in all of the Stayhouse shows that have come before, the audience remains an integral part of this experience, and we are so glad you are joining us. 2 S O M E O N E E LS E ’S H O U S E

As we slowly move toward reopening the theater and welcoming you back in person, we are thrilled to be able to continue our virtual programming with Someone Else’s House and a new musical for kids, The Door You Never Saw Before: A Choosical Musical. Apart from simply keeping the theater afloat in this strange and difficult time, these shows have been a wonderful opportunity to work in an entirely different medium and engage with audiences in a new way. With that said, we can’t wait to see you at the theater again. Until then, enjoy Someone Else’s House! Matt Shakman Artistic Director


THE GEFFEN STAYHOUSE PRODUCTION OF

SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY

JARED MEZZOCCHI DIRECTED BY

MARGOT BORDELON PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH

VIRTUAL DESIGN COLLECTIVE (VIDCO) LIGHTING & SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGNER (VIDCO)

SOUND DESIGNER (VIDCO)

VIDEO EFFECTS & INTERFACE DESIGNER (VIDCO)

ANDREW CISSNA

CLAUDIA V. JENKINS

LIGHTING & SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGNER (VIDCO)

PROGRAMS & INTERFACE DESIGNER (VIDCO)

GREG MITCHELL

ANDRÉS POCH

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER (VIDCO)

ARTISTIC PROJECT MANAGER (VIDCO)

COSTUME DESIGNER (VIDCO)

PRODUCTION DESIGNER (VIDCO)

PROJECTIONS & VIDEO DESIGNER / SET DECORATOR (VIDCO)

PETER LEIBOLD VI

TORI SCHUCHMANN

SIBYL WICKERSHEIMER

SHOSHANAH TARKOW

DEVIN KINCH

ART DIRECTOR (VIDCO)

KIANA VINCENTY

MARK WILLIAMS

DRAMATURG

AMY LEVINSON

OPENING NIGHT

FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 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 V I R T UA L D E S I G N C O L L E CT I V E ( V I D C O)

Producer

JA R E D M E Z ZO C C H I

M A R G OT B O R D E LO N

Playwright & Performer

Director

Jared Mezzocchi is an Obie award winning director and multimedia designer, playwright, and actor. Mezzocchi’s work spans the United States at notable theaters such as: The Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Cornerstone Theater Company, Portland Center Stage at The Armory, South Coast Repertory, HERE Arts Center, and 3LD. In 2016, he received the Lucille Lortel and Henry Hewes Award for his work in Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone at the Manhattan Theatre Club. In December of 2020, The New York Times highlighted Jared on a list of the top 5 national artists making an impact during the pandemic. His work was also celebrated as a New York Times Critic’s Pick on Sarah Gancher’s Russian Troll Farm where it was praised for being one of the first digitally native successes for virtual theater. Currently, Jared is creating a new work through his mini-commission at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City (On the Beauty of Loss). His book, A Multimedia Designer’s Method to Theatrical Storytelling, will be released in Spring 2021/22 through Routledge Publishers. He is a two-time MacDowell Artist Fellow, a Princess Grace Award winner, and is the Artistic Director of Andy’s Summer Playhouse. Jared is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland and the CEO of his production company, Virtual Design Collective (ViDCo).

Margot Bordelon is a New York and Portland based director who specializes in new work. Off-Broadway and New York credits include: Wives (Playwrights Horizons); Something Clean (Roundabout Underground); Do You Feel Anger? (Vineyard Theatre); Eddie and Dave (Atlantic Theater Company); Plot Points in Our Sexual Development (LCT3); Too Heavy For Your Pocket (Roundabout Underground); The Pen (Premieres NYC); A Delicate Ship (The Playwrights Realm); Still (Juilliard); Wilder Gone (Clubbed Thumb); The Last Class: A Jazzercize Play (DODO). Margot has directed productions regionally at ACT Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alliance Theatre, American Theater Company, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Marin Theatre Company, Steppenwolf Theatre, Wilma Theater, and Yale Repertory Theatre. She has developed work at Ars Nova, Berkeley Rep, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Lark, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Dramatists, NYTW, Page 73, Portland Center Stage at The Armory, Primary Stages, The Public, Playwrights’ Center, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Seattle Rep, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Upcoming: … what the end will be (Roundabout Theater Company). B.F.A., Cornish College of the Arts; M.F.A., Yale School of Drama.

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Founded in the middle of the pandemic, ViDCo (Virtual Design Collective) is a collective of over 20 designers, programmers and technicians innovating new ways to tell stories and create communities online. Focusing its core values on audience engagement and live design, ViDCo generates entirely live performances with heightened design elements that bridges theatre, TV, and cinema tricks into an online hybrid form. We strategize to use the strongest elements of every discipline to inspire the artistic community to use their tools while we provide them the platforms and expertise to tell their stories. ANDREW CISSNA

Lighting & Special Effects Designer (ViDCo)

Andrew Cissna is a lighting designer based out of Washington D.C. Andrew has lit over 100 productions in both D.C. and regionally. In D.C. he has worked with Ford’s Theatre, Round House Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Theatre J, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences, Theatre Alliance, Forum Theatre, Olney Theatre, and many others. Regionally, he has worked at Perseverance Theatre Company, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Playmakers Repertory Company. He has also assisted many designers from Broadway to The Guthrie and all over DC. Andrew is also the Production Manager of Technology for the Spoleto Festival USA held in Charleston, SC. C L AU D I A V. J E N K I N S

Sound Designer (ViDCo)

Claudia V. Jenkins (she/her) currently is a freelance sound designer and educator in the Dallas/Fort-Worth Metroplex. Recent works include: Props design teacher at Booker T. Washington


PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Uptown Drama Podcast (Audio Engineer), It Came From Theatre Three (Sound Designer), The Antigone Project, NYU Meisner Studio (Sound Designer), Funny You Don’t Act Like A Negro (Sound Designer). Claudia is a lover of synthesizers, animals, and finding magic in everyday environments. DEVIN KINCH

Video Effects & Interface Designer (ViDCo)

Devin Kinch (he/him) currently serves as an Associate Designer for ViDCo and is the Projections Coordinator for The Clarice Performing Arts Center. Recent work includes Machinal (Media and Media Systems Design), Sense and Sensibility (Video Director), The Lady From the Village of Falling Flowers (Video Director). PETER LEIBOLD VI

Lighting & Special Effects Designer (ViDCo)

Peter Leibold VI (he/him) is a freelance lighting designer for theatre, dance, opera, and live music based in Washington D.C. Selected work includes: Children of Babel with Orange Grove Dance (shortlisted for Live Design’s 2020 Design Achievement Award), The Arrival at Andy’s Summer Playhouse (New Hampshire Theatre Award), How to Catch a Star at the Kennedy Center, and Camelot at Sierra Repertory Theatre where he served for three years as the resident Lighting Designer. Peter is also the co-founder of BoldARC Lighting, the inventor of the WebLD control system for virtual performance. peterleibold.com G R E G M I TC H E L L

Programs & Interface Designer (ViDCo)

Greg Mitchell is a designer for live performance and interactive installation primarily working in video media, projection, scenery and lighting. His work has been seen Off-Broadway, in regional theatre, and in international

opera and performance. Recent highlights include a site-specific installation scenic and lighting design for Arjuna’s Dilemma in an ancient temple-palace in Patan Durbhar Square in Kathmandu, a scenic design and projection mapping for Verdi’s Macbeth in a five-hundred-year-old Monastery ruin in Panama City, and the scenery and projection design for the opera Everest for Chicago Opera Theatre. ANDRÉS POCH

Art Director (ViDCo)

Andrés Poch (he/him) is a Colombian live entertainment artist and designer based in Maryland. Andrés currently serves as Senior Designer for ViDCo, Art Director and Producer of The Juke Joint Live, and as Head of Public Relations for Andy’s Summer Playhouse. Assistant media design credits: Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy (TheatreSquared), Labor Day, A Celebration of American Workers (Biden Campaign), Social Mirror (ASP), and Thank you for Listening (ASP). Scenic design credits include The Flick (Crites Hall), Circle Mirror Transformation (Crites Hall), and The Mad Mad Scientist (13th Street Repertory Theater). He loves collaborating with people from all backgrounds to tell stories that change the way people look at life, or that just make them smile for a while. TO R I S C H U C H M A N N

Senior Project Manager (ViDCo)

Tori Schuchmann (she/her) currently serves as the Senior Project Manager for ViDCo and the Production Manager for Andy’s Summer Playhouse. Recent work includes: Bacchanal (PSM), Froggy (PM), Social Convention (SM), Ghostlight 2 (PA), Love, Loss, and What I Wore (Live Graphics Operator), Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy (Virtual Media Assistant), Biden Campaign’s Labor Day, A Celebration of American Workers (Virtual Media As-

sistant). Tori works as the Stage Manager at the Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University, and previously served as the Festival Services & House Manager at Central City Opera. Tori finds great joy in collaborating with people who aren’t afraid to make a mess and find magic. S H O S H A N A H TA R KOW

Artistic Project Manager (ViDCo)

Shoshanah Tarkow (she/her) is a theatre director and digital artist specializing in immersive experiences which lift poetic language off the page and champion untold feminist stories. Her work has been presented at The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, New York University, The Assembly’s Deceleration Lab, Performing the World’s Biennial Conference, House of Yes, Governor’s Island, and Adelphi University. In 2018, Shoshanah co-founded the immersive theatre company Like Fresh Skin where she currently serves as director and digital content curator. Shoshanah received her B.F.A. in Theatre from Adelphi University and her M.A. in Performance Studies from New York University. KIANA VINCENTY

Costume Designer (ViDCo)

Kiana Vincenty (she/her) is a theatre artist and designer based in the DMV area. Finding happiness in the little things, Kiana loves to collaborate with creative and innovative individuals who enjoy the process as much as the product just like she does. Virtual Media Designer: Love, Loss, and What I Wore (PlayMakers Repertory Company), The Laramie Project (Brandeis University); Co Media Design: Flash Acts (Arena Stage); Assistant Media Design: Russian Troll Farm: A Workplace Comedy (TheatreSquared), Labor Day, A Celebration of American Workers (Biden Campaign). Selected professional costume design credits: The Laramie Project (Brandeis University), Betrayal (4615 TheG E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 5


PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES atre), Escape from Peligro Island (Imagination Stage), Lincolnesque (Keegan Theatre). Selected educational costume design credits: She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms (UMD), The Visit (UMD), Citizen: An American Lyric (UMD). S I BY L W I C K E RS H E I M E R

Production Designer (ViDCo)

Sibyl Wickersheimer designs scenery across the country at theatres including Steppenwolf Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lookingglass Theatre, Portland Center Stage, Theatre for a New Audience, Seattle Repertory, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre. In the Los Angeles area, she has designed at The Kirk Douglas, the Geffen Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, Circle X, A Noise Within, The Actors’ Gang and many more. Unique projects have included art installations in SoCal art galleries, Eric Idle’s What About Dick? (Orpheum/Netflix) and the stage for the daily giant dinosaur puppet performances at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Sibyl is also an Associate Professor at USC in the School of Dramatic Arts. sawgirl.com

AMY LEVINSON

Dramaturg

Amy is the Associate Artistic Director at the Geffen Playhouse. During her tenure at the Geffen, she has spearheaded numerous programs for commissioning and developing new plays. Dramaturgy credits include the commissions and world premieres of Donald Margulies’ Time Stands Still and Coney Island Christmas, Jane Anderson’s The Quality of Life and The Escort, Amanda Peet’s Our Very Own Carlin McCullough, and Michael Mitnick’s Mysterious Circumstances. Other dramaturgy credits include Actually, Invisible Tango, Extraordinary Chambers, Build, Equivocation, Joan Rivers: A Work in Progress by a Life in Progress, Guards at the Taj, and Geffen Stayhouse virtual shows including Helder Guimarães’ The Present and The Future, and David Kwong’s Inside the Box. She holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

G I L CAT E S, J R .

Executive Director

MARK WILLIAMS

Projections & Video Designer / Set Decorator (ViDCo)

Mark Williams (he/him) is a design associate for ViDCo. He is a freelance projection, media, puppeteer, and properties designer. Hailing from the Philadelphia region, he has worked for numerous theatres including Delaware Theatre Company, The Walnut Street Theatre, The Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Hangar Theatre, Opera Delaware, and Horizon Theatre. Important works include newly developed musicals like A Sign of the Times and Opera Delaware’s Annual Spring Festival. Mark enjoys collaborating with others to bring thrilling visual ideas to life that will leave audiences astonished. 6 S O M E O N E E LS E ’S H O U S E

nies 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.

M AT T S H A K M A N

Artistic Director

Matt Shakman is Artistic Director of the Geffen Playhouse. 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 compa-

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)


PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES 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.

B E H N A Z ATA E E Chief Financial Officer

Behnaz “Nazy” Ataee is Chief Financial Officer of Geffen Playhouse. In this role, she has oversight responsibility for accounting functions of the theater, including operating and capital budgets. In addition, she supports all IT and HR activities. Behnaz was named Chief Financial Officer in 2015

after serving as General Manager since 2002. She first joined Geffen Playhouse in 1999. Previously, Ataee worked as a senior financial analyst for Ultratech Inc., an international semiconductor company based in San Jose. Prior to Ultratech, she was an auditor for Van Sloten CPA, after holding the position of Director of Accounting at FABS Management, where she was responsible for overseeing the finances of more than 25 non-profit organizations. As a financial professional with more than 30 years’ experience in for-profit and non-profit financial management and auditing, Ataee began her career in the Bay Area as a partner in a small tech startup. She holds a master’s degree from Pepperdine University.

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. G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 7


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRODUCTION STAFF FOR SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE

Howard Tenenbaum CHAIR

Zoom Managers Jake Delgado, Alex Norkus

Victoria Alonso

Ron Meyer

Properties Master Rick Gilles

Patricia Kiernan Applegate

Jerry Moss

Sound Supervisor James Grabowski

Beth Behrs

Bruce M. Ramer Founding Chair

Dr. Gene D. Block

Victoria Mann Simms

Haunting Kit Assembly Crew Jerry Brown, Jr., Christopher Cowan, James Cowan, Audrey Lastar, Arielle Rossi, Philip Rossi, Patrick Squibb

Kevin Bright

Andy Spahn

Harold A. Brown

Steven Spielberg

Gil Cates Jr. Executive Director

Steve Tisch

Performance Collaborator Rick Gilles

Mary Ann Cloyd

Dr. Charles E. Young Chair Emeritus

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Merle Dandridge

Design + Art Direction Base Design

Martha De Laurentiis Dr. Brad Edgerton

Key Art Photo Courtesy Mezzocchi Family photos

Gilbert Cates Founder

Mark Fleischer

Marcia Israel-Curley

Sue Fleishman

Audrey Skirball Kenis

SPECIAL THANKS

Patricia L. Glaser

Charles Kenis

Adi Greenberg Vice Chair

Karl Malden

Martha Henderson Chair Emeritus

Edie Wasserman

Rosemary Mezzocchi; Michael Mezzocchi; Jeff Mezzocchi; Nicole Mezzocchi; Suzanne Mezzocchi; Gerry Covino; Marjorie Carr; Phoebe Eaton; Tim Jones & the Props Department of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center; Lauren Curet; Taylor Verrett; Daniel Applegate; Eric Grims; Brian MacDevitt; Baltimore Center Stage; Shahnaz Tehraniazad and Royalty Realty, LLC

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.

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Loretta Everett Kaufman Carla Malden Brian Mann Tiffany Mayberry 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 David Geffen Herbert M. Gelfand Chair Emeritus Quincy Jones Jeffrey Katzenberg Glorya Kaufman Ginny Mancini Frank G. Mancuso Chair Emeritus

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Jerry Perenchio Lew Wasserman

LEGAL COUNSEL Peter Rosen Latham & Watkins LLP

Danny Passman

Robert A. Daly The Director is a Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

IN MEMORIAM

ADVISORY BOARD Miranda Tollman Chair Stephanie Carson Lori Collins Ellyce R. Cooper Debra Davis Brenda Garcia Ann Gianopulos Priscila Giraldo Kirsten Hansen Eric Heer Laura Kennedy Wendy Kurtzman Hannah Linkenhoker John McCrite Audrey Povar Eric Rollins Allen Shay John Sonego Cela Devine Sutton Laurie Ziegler


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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 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 In Loving Memory of Herman Ziegler Zimmerman Advertising LLC

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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 Padma & Rao Makineni 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 & Mary McKelvey Joe Blackstone & Jamie Mohn

Mrs. Carol K. Block & Chancellor Gene D. Block Brenda & Alan Borstein The Eli & Edythe L. Broad Foundation Linda & Jerry Bruckheimer The Busch-Schifino Family C&O Trattoria Kasey Carrothers Scott Carter & Bebe Johnson Margaret Casey Jane Cates Jonathan & Elena Cates Shelby & Lee Chaden The Claman/Cates Family Cindy Clark Daniel Clivner & Steven Cochran Sachiko T. Cochran MD & Joseph T. Araki Terri ann Cooper Konheim Jill Cordes & Phil Johnston Joan Craig Larry & Sophia Cripe Janine Cristiano Phil Davis Donald DeBrier Jan & Thea Drayer Jacki & Murray Drechsler Barbara & Ed Dreyfus Eric Eisner Trust Roni & Ethan Eller Colleen M. Ellis Steve Elson Terri & David Elston Lynne & Michael Feldman Susanna Felleman & Erik Feig Burt & Nanette Forester Judith R. Forman & Richard N. Weiner Jackie Fox Joan & Charles Fox Grant Friedman Susan & Ben Friedman Jeanne & Arnold Geffner Diane & Bruce Gewertz Cherna & Dr. Gary Gitnick Roz & Abner Goldstine Ellie Goodman Joseph B. Gould Foundation Jonathan Greenberg Jack Grossbart & Marc Schwartz Avedis Guerboian Hans-Dieter Kopal Salli Harris Richard Hart Adventist Health White Memorial Murray & Gail Heltzer Zvia Hempling Jackson Henry Richard Rasiej & Joan Herman Noreen & Doug Herzog Lysa & Grant Heslov Dr. John D. Hofbauer & Dr. Laura E. Fox Robert Holmes Linda Burrow & John Horn Roger & Linda Howard Toni Hoyt Gary T. Izumi Victoria Jackson & Bill Guthy Lynn Hunt & Margaret Jacob Marcie & Marc J. Jacoby Linda Janger Carla Janzen G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 1 1


ANNUAL DONORS 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 1 2 S O M E O N E E LS E ’S H O U S E

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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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 Lorin Schiff Sonia Schneider


ANNUAL DONORS 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 & Meyera Robbins Roger Gordon

Helen Goss Liz Gottainer & David Sadkin Howard Gradet Madelyne & Jerry Green Jana & Randall Greer Roslyn & David Grinberg Edwin & Cecile Gromis Marcy & Edgar Gross Vera & Paul Guerin Eve Haberfield & David N. Johnson Kambiz & Sylvia Hakim Louise Halevy & Kenneth Erlich Mary & Alan Halkett Pamela Halle Jeff Haller Carol & Fred Halperin Roberta & Marc Hamilton Susan Harbert Susan & Norm Harper Barbara Harris-Holdrege Brian & Karen Hatch Hanna Heiting Dr. Jacqueline Heller Dr. Felicia D. Henderson Carla & Alan A. Herd Michael & Candie Herman Matthew Herrmann Hella Hershson Winifred C. Hervey Jerry Higgins Gabrielle & David Hill Jan Hines Robin & Edgar Hirst Cina Hodges Mike & Wanda Hogan Melvin Horowitz Marissa Horrigan Ada & Jim Horwich Tamara Horwich & Gerry Lipshutz Sofie Howard Anne Ichiuji & Todd Humphrey In Memory of Ross Hunter & Jacque Mapes Kevin Huvane Katherine Immerman Robert & Gail Israel Jackie & Warren Jackson In Memory of Joseph Jacobs Barbara Jacobs Frederic A. & Nancy Jacobus Mary James Mr. & Mrs. Buford James Judith & Steaven Jones Martha Jones Roz & Jerry Joseph Joanne & Larry Kahn Kallis Family Charitable Foundation Isabel Kallman Jessica Kaltman & Robert Reznik David Kaminow Jean Kaplan Linda Kaplan Sally & Dr. Manny J. Karbelnig Mr. & Mrs. Eran & Raquel Karoly Michael Karon Joanna Kasirer Owen Kato Dana Katz Geoffrey Evans & Bernard Katz Morgan Kay Jim Keily G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 1 3


ANNUAL DONORS Michael Keir Dr. Louanne Kennedy Nancy Kenney Sharon Kerson Grant & Annie Kim Cynthia King Cathy & Bill Kirkpatrick Ann & Jonathan Kirsch Dr. & Mrs. Klausner Joanna Klein Phyllis H. Klein Leana Kleinman & Jerald Johnson Patricia Klous Carolyn & Charles Knobler Chad Kojorui Charles Kolstad Charles Kristenson Barbara Kroll & Ruth Spielman Kimberly Kruse Lynne Lainer Carol D. Lande John and Sandra Langfitt Donald LaPlante Joan Larkin Rhonda Lawrence Linda Lawson Learning Encounters – Valerie & Pamela Lev Cheryl & Steve Leff Ann Leland Mark Leonard Don Lettiere Joan & Stuart Levin Suzann & Jimmy Levine Harla Levitt Rick & Vivian Levy Josh Lewensohn & Katia Benthale June Lewin Leslie Lian David Lieberman Ms. J Lieberman Victor & Madeline Lindenheim Joanne Lindsay Andria Litto Leslie & Adam Lobel Jessica & Frederick Lodge Alex Loewenthal Renee Lonner Laura Louie Mr. Eric Lund Kory Lunsford Loris & Kory Lunsford Elizabeth Luster Anne L. Lynch Morgan MacDouglas Paul Madwin Eric & Eva Plaza Mandel Barbara Marcus Dean S. Marks Annette Marmalefsky Deborah Marsten Gina Martino Ruth Massaro Phyllis & Bert Massing Doug & Cindy Maxwell Linda May Douglas Mcavoy, Jr. Kathy & Jim McCaffery Kathleen McCarthy John McClure Derrick McCray Joel & Sherry McKuin Barbara McLoughlin Sharon McQueen Christina Medigovich Marcie & Steven Medof 1 4 S O M E O N E E LS E ’S H O U S E

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 Steve Slaughter Diane Good & Frank Smith

Marcia L. & Mark J. Smith Karen Smits Melvin Spears Debra Spector Lois Spector Alice Cortez & Richard Spitzer Jill & Scott Spiwak Elina Srulevitch-Chin Irina & Alex Stavchanskiy M Leslie Stearns Frances & Sy Strasberg Penny Strowger Mr. Kayser Sume & Dr. Renee Sabshin Miriam & Gene Summ Ann & Paul Sunderland Robert & Kristie Svaleson Robin & David Swartz Susan Szambelan Lance & Maureen Tan Carole Tarnol Christine Tarr David Tepper Cathy & Asher Thompson Natalie & Matthew Thompson Rebecca Thyret Judy & Art Tompkins Brigitta Troy Dr. Gerald D Turbow Dr. Harold Urman / Vital Research LLC Maureen Vana Anthony & Nancy Vasek The Vig Family Bobette Vikan Carole Wagner-Vallianos & Peter Vallianos Ann Wallace William Wallace Louise Wannier Barry Ward Jill Waterman Gerald Watkins Julie Waxman Elisa Wayne Travis Webb Sherry Weinman & Michael Umansky Marsha & Steven Weiss Pat West Karen White Teresa & Bill White Janet Whitman Bruce Whizin Mike Williams Rae Jeane Williams Susan Williams Francesco Federico & Lauren Wilson Karen & Gary Winnick George & Diane Wolfberg Albert Wolsky Andrew & Kimberly Zakanych Arnold & Tricia Zane Diane Zapach David Zimmerman Laura Zucker & Allan Miller Sandy Zwirn

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Matt Shakman

Gil Cates, Jr.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ARTISTIC

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 Manager of New Play Development

Emma Rothschild Development Intern

Carly Plasha Assistant to the Artistic Director

EDUCATION

PRODUCTION

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 Behnaz Ataee Chief Financial Officer Peter Banachowski Senior Accountant & Financial Analyst Nova George Staff Accountant & Payroll Specialist Clay Dzygun Office Coordinator Marguerite Harris Receptionist

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

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT

Georgia Arnold Social Media & Communications Associate

Art Guillen Facility Manager

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

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. G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 1 5