The Present Program

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The Present is the Geffen’s first full virtual

shared need to connect—to laugh and be

production. More than that, it is an affirma-

amazed, together.

tion that theatre can survive—and flourish— even in the most challenging of times.

While we seek to entertain, please know that you are doing us a tremendous service

Helder Guimarães and Frank Marshall

by allowing the Geffen to do what we do

wowed us last season with Invisible

best—put on a show—even as current

Tango—a moving and mysterious evening

circumstances make that very difficult to

that brought spectators back again and

do. On behalf of the artists behind The

again to revel in the wondrous illusions and

Present and the staff of the Geffen, thank

inspirational storytelling. No one connects

you for that gift.

with an audience like Helder—his charisma and constant curiosity about this beautiful life we all share make him the ideal person to create theatre for our isolated present. Today you join in a unique communal experience—part happening on screen and part in your own hands. Though separated by distance, we are brought together by a 2 T H E P R ES E N T

All of us wish you and your families happiness and good health. Matt Shakman Artistic Director













Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund


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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Playwright & Performer


Helder Guimarães is a Portuguese-born performer, magician and creator of theatrical and immersive magic experiences. Recognized by The New York Times as “a master of illusions,” he is a World-Champion of Magic, two-time Parlor Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts and Ascanio Prize winner. Known for his unique approach to sleight-of-hand magic, storytelling and performance, Guimarães’ work has been featured at the Kennedy Center, TED Talks and Off-Broadway productions. His previous creations include Nothing to Hide, directed by Neil Patrick Harris, the Los Angeles sold-out Borrowed Time experience and the Off-Broadway theatrical Verso, directed by Rodrigo Santos. Using his knowledge of deception, Guimarães has consulted for major entertainment entities like NBC, Disney and Warner. As an example, he personally trained Oscar-winning actresses Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett for their roles in the movie Ocean’s 8. Most recently, Guimarães’ one-man show Invisible Tango made its world premiere in Los Angeles at the Geffen Playhouse. In their review of the production, the Los Angeles Times described him as “either a magician posing as a philosopher or a philosopher posing as a magician. But however you classify him, he’s excellent company in his new show, Invisible Tango.” Guimarães currently resides in Los Angeles.

Marshall is one of the premier film producers in the entertainment industry, with a career marked by classics like the Indiana Jones series, Back to the Future, Seabiscuit, The Color Purple, and the Jason Bourne series. Marshall’s work has earned him five Academy Award nominations for titles as diverse as The Sixth Sense and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In November 2018, he and wife Kathleen Kennedy received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, an honor presented to creative producers “whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production.” In addition to his prolific producing career, Marshall is also an accomplished director, having helmed Arachnophobia, Eight Below, Alive, and several documentaries, including the award-winning ESPN 30 for 30, Right to Play. An amateur magician since he was ten, he is currently directing How Can You Mend a Broken Heart, a documentary about the Bee Gees, and producing Jurassic World: Dominion on film and Diana: A True Musical Story, on Broadway.

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Production Design Consultant

Originally from Montreal, François-Pierre Couture has had the privilege of working in Los Angeles and the United States for the last decade as a scenic, lighting and projection designer. He has been teaching at East Los Angeles College, UCLA,

LMU and Pepperdine University, and is currently ELAC’s Scenic, Lighting and Projection professor and Production manager. He has received multiple Ovation, LADCC, LA Weekly awards & nominations, and the Hilton Worldwide Award for outstanding Scenic Design at KCACTF 2014. Some of his professional design credits include: Everything that Never Happened, With Love and Major Organ (Theatre @ Boston Court); Destiny of Desire (Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Arena Stage, South Coast Repertory and Goodman Theatre); Jackie Unveiled (The Wallis); The Mexican Trilogy, an American History (Los Angeles Theatre Center); Metamorphoses and Woyzeck (Ensemble Theatre Company); Médée and Teseo (Chicago Opera Theatre); A Picasso (Geffen Playhouse). E . B. B R O O KS

Costume Design Consultant

Geffen Playhouse: Invisible Tango, Mysterious Circumstances, The Legend of Georgia McBride (2018 Ovation Award Large Theater, Drama Critics’ Circle Award and NAACP Nomination) Bad Jews, Wait Until Dark, Good People, and Build. Regional theater: Off The Rails, Manahatta (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Marin Theatre Company, Lyric Theater of Oklahoma, La Jolla Playhouse, Perseverance Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Artists Repertory Theater of Portland. Los Angeles theater: Secrets of The Trade, Finally, Forgiveness and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot directed by Matt Shakman at the Black Dahlia Theatre; Hit The Wall (L.A. LGBT Center 2016 Best Costume Design Nominee); Sweetland, Invisible Cities (The Industry L.A.); Nightwalk in the Chinese Garden, Fantomas, Brewsie and Willie, What to Wear (Center for New Performance); Native Voices at The Autry, East West Players, Celebration Theater and IAMA.

PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES She also designs for film, television, commercial, game developers and events. She received her M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts and has taught at USC, CalTech, and Willamette University. She is a member of United Scenic Artists 829 and Costume Designers Guild 892. DA N I E L I O N A Z Z I

Lighting Design Consultant

Recent designs for the Geffen Playhouse include Krapp’s Last Tape; Hughie; Chasing Mem’ries; Letters from a Nut by Ted L. Nancy; Icebergs; Thom Pain (based on nothing); Outside Mullingar; The Night Alive; Reasons to Be Pretty; Ruth Draper’s Monologues; Slowgirl; Build; Yes, Prime Minister; American Buffalo; The Jacksonian; Radiance; Red Hot Patriot and Superior Donuts. His work has also been seen at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, Arena Stage, South Coast Repertory and Denver Center Theatre Company. His design for the New York production of The Jacksonian garnered a Lucille Lortel nomination. He designed the lighting installation for Teatro alla Moda for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Trajectoire and Catapult for the dance company Diavolo. His design work can also be seen in the 4-D cinematic experience Beyond all Boundaries at the National World War II Museum. Daniel is Producer for the Geffen Playhouse, and a member of the faculty of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He is the author of The Stage Management Handbook and The Stagecraft Handbook. AMY LEVINSON


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 The Gift. She holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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 recently helmed the pilot episode for Hulu’s The Great starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult and is currently producing and directing all episodes of WandaVision, a Marvel Studios event series for Disney+ starring Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen. At the Geffen, he will next direct Macbeth, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

G I L CAT E S, J R .


Artistic Director

Matt Shakman is Artistic Director of the Geffen Playhouse. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, developing and staging new work and revivals of classic plays with a focus on exceptional storytelling and audience experience. Matt recently helmed Mysterious Circumstances for the Geffen 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

Executive Director

Gil Cates, Jr. is Executive Director of Geffen Playhouse. In this role, he is responsible for managing the Geffen’s day-today 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 G E F F E N P L AY H O U S E 5

PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES 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.


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















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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






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Kevin Bright

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Harold A. Brown Gil Cates Jr. Executive Director Mary Ann Cloyd Merle Dandridge Martha De Laurentiis Dr. Brad Edgerton

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SPECIAL THANKS José Guimarães, Maria de Fátima Guimarães, Catarina Marques, Madeline Ramer, Bruce Ramer, Américo Silva, Max Mednik, Juan Tamariz, Lisa Dunning

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Patricia Price Paul Quaranto Jose Quinonez Dr. Stephen & Lani Rabin Joan Ransohoff Marvin Rapaport Gloria & Michael Rausch Fred & Denise Reimer Marianne Reynolds Linda & Erin Rice Amy Richards Linda & Steve Richman William & Polly Ridgeway Carol Risher Natalie Roberts Linda Rodriguez Barbara & David Rognlien Peter Romwall Robert Rosania Barry Rosen & Neil Bokal Donna Rosen Mary Ann Rosenfeld & Sheldon Kadish Adrienne Rosenthal Beverly & Mel Rosenthal Brad Ross Cathy Ross Lawrence Ross & Linda Nussbaum Dr. Diane & Michael Glazer Robert & Susan Rovner Sylvia Ruiz Anne Sacks Jay & Linda Sandrich Susan & Kenneth Sarno Maxine Savitz Linda & Cliff Schaffer Mary Lou Schanche Melanie Scher Chris T. Schmidt Gary & Karen Schneider Stanley Schneider Myrna Schwam Dean Teri Schwartz Marc Seltzer Barry & Mona Shafer-Edwards Lisa Shalet Eric Shalov Barbara Vickery & Martin Shapiro Melanie Sharp & Kevin Miller George Shohet Seymour & Dorothy Siegel Marlene Sklar & Joel Moskowitz Julie Davis Diane Good & Frank Smith Marcia L. & Mark J. Smith Marvin & Jean Moore

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Matt Shakman

Gil Cates, Jr.



ARTISTIC Amy Levinson Associate Artistic Director Daniel Ionazzi Producer Phyllis Schuringa Artistic Associate / Casting Director Young Ji Associate Producer / Company Manager Rachel Wiegardt-Egel Manager of New Play Development Kristopher Karcher Literary & Casting Assistant

PRODUCTION Isaac Katzanek Production Manager Jill Barnes Production Office Manager Evan Friedman Technical Director Patrick Squibb Assistant Technical Director Aidan Welch Assistant Technical Director Alex Norkus Gil Cates Theater Stage Supervisor Tyler Brogla Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater Stage Supervisor Rich Gilles Properties Master Miriam Avital Levenson Associate Properties Master

Clay Dzygun Office Coordinator

Ramon Garcia Video Producer

Marguerite Harris Receptionist

Wendell Pascual Production Artist


Janice Bernal Box Office Manager

Ellen Catania Senior Vice President of Development

Alyssa Tyson Box Office Manager

Jessica Brusilow Rollins Director of Education Partnerships & Donor Relations

Lexy McAvinchey Assistant Box Office Manager

Mark San Filippo Director of Donor Stewardship Christine Drew Benjamin Development Manager Ava Bogle, Sam Peurach Development Assistants

EDUCATION Jennifer Zakkai Director of Education & Community Engagement Joannarae Ibañez Manager of School & Community Programs Brian Allman Manager of Theater Education

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Patrick Brown Director of Marketing Zenon Dmytryk Director of Communications

James Grabowski House Sound Supervisor

Karen Gutierrez Director of Advertising & Audience Development

Jake Delgado Associate House Sound Supervisor

Brian Dunning Director of Content & Creative

Ramine Ameli Lighting & Projection Supervisor

Zack Hamra Associate Director of Audience Services & Ticketing

Brian Gowen Production Electrician Liz Rose Wardrobe Supervisor

ADMINISTRATION Behnaz Ataee Chief Financial Officer Peter Banachowski Senior Accountant & Financial Analyst Nova George Staff Accountant & Payroll Specialist 1 4 T H E P R ES E N T

Clifton Adams, Kelsey Arlington, Vaneh Assadourian, Dashawn Barnes, Anthony Cloyd, Rebecca Connolly, Jamie Dawson, Alan Kistler, Sam Peurach, Jonathan Ramos, Cameron Reck Box Office Staff Sue Fleishman Communications Consultant

FRONT OF HOUSE Jeni Pearsons Director of Special Events Mel Yonzon Front of House Manager Amy Farkas Lead Concierge Rob Mersola Bar Manager & Mixologist Adam Carr Bar Captain

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Dream Warrior Group System Administrator

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT Miguel del Castillo Facility Manager Martin Ayala, Felipe Ayala Building Maintenance

Kevin O’Brien Marketing Manager

Mario Santillan-Perez Custodial

Georgia Arnold Social Media & Communications Associate

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.

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