2021 Outdoor Season Program Guide

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2021 OUTDOOR MAINSTAGE SEASON

JUNE 17—26

JULY 1—17

JULY 22—AUG. 7

AUG. 12—21

AUG. 26—SEPT. 4

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CONTENTS 4 ADVERTISER DIRECTORY 5 MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTORS 6 PATRON INFORMATION 7 2021 SEASON CALENDAR 8 ABOUT 9 MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT HANGAR THEATRE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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10 SUMMER SEASON 12 ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING 13 WHO’S WHO AT THE HANGAR 14 HANGAR STAFF 20 THE REALNESS 22 ONCE 24 SWEENEY TODD 26 QUEENS GIRL IN THE WORLD 28 AN ODYSSEY

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33 DRAMA LEAGUE DIRECTING FELLOWS 34 2021 HANGAR LAB COMPANY 38 SPONSORS 42 46 YEARS OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE 44 SUPPORTERS & ADVERTISERS

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ADVERTISER DIRECTORY A-Verdi Storage Containers......................................................... 47 BeSure Testing................................................................................ 31 C.S.P. Management.....................................................................30 Cayuga Medical Center............................................................... 17 Cayuga Radio Group...................................................................18 CFCU Community Credit Union..................................................51 Civic Ensemble..............................................................................30 Coltivare.......................................................................................... 17 Community Arts Partnership....................................................... 57 Community School of Music and Arts.......................................64 Cornell University.......................................................................... 52 Corners Gallery & the living room.............................................65 Diane’s Downtown Automotive....................................................19 Downtown Ithaca Alliance..........................................................64 Elizabeth Ann Clune Montessori Scholl of Ithaca.................... 57 Gola Osteria..................................................................................64 Guthrie........................................................................................... 53 Hickey’s Music Center................................................................... 17 HOLT/Taitem/T.G. Miller............................................................58 Insero & Co.................................................................................... 52 Ithaca Bakery................................................................................49 Ithaca Child...................................................................................56 Ithaca College...............................................................................48 Ithaca Marriott Downtown...........................................................55 Ithaca Times..................................................................................54 Ithaca Voice...................................................................................62 Kendal at Ithaca...........................................................................49 Kitchen Theatre Company.......................................................... 52

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Lucky Hare Brewing Company...................................................56 M&T Bank......................................................................................55 Mansour Jewelers......................................................................... 37 Michelle Courtney Berry..............................................................50 Myer Farm Distillers......................................................................58 Nancy Corwin Malina, MS, CNS...............................................58 Northeast Pediatrics..................................................................... 63 Odyssey Bookstore.......................................................................59 PW Wood/Dryden Mutual Insurance........................................ 63 Rachel Philipson Photography & Design...................................65 Rasa Spa........................................................................................ 57 ReUse Center................................................................................. 17 Rise to Equity Excellence, LLC.....................................................50 Rocco Design + Build...................................................................58 Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk...............................................60 Sheldrake Point Winery................................................................60 Smith Allergy and Asthma Assoc................................................61 Strebel Fund for Community Enrichment................................... 17 The Cortland Area Tribune..........................................................30 Therm, Incorporated.....................................................................60 Tompkins Trust Company.............................................................. 2 Travis Hyde Properties...................................................................61 Vizella Media.................................................................................65 Wegmans......................................................................................59 WellBeing Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine...........................58 What's Hot......................................................................................16 WICB..............................................................................................55


MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGING & ARTISTIC DIRECTORS

R.J. Lavine, Managing Director and Shirley Serotsky, Artistic Director

Hello friends! With great excitement and pleasure, we humbly welcome you to the Hangar Theatre’s first ever outdoor season! This is a year of new beginnings for the Hangar, for our community, and for the world of performing arts. We’re thrilled to have you join us under the summer stars to experience the healing power of theatre, together. As newcomers to the Hangar Theatre, we’d like to take this opportunity to introduce ourselves. Hangar Artistic Director Shirley Serotsky (she/her) joined the company in Fall of 2019 as the Associate Artistic Director and Education Director. She has been a maker of theatre all her life, with a decades long career in directing, dramaturgy, artistic programming, producing, and education in the Washington, DC area. Originally from Rochester, NY, Shirley has deep roots in the Finger Lakes region, and was a member of the Hangar Lab Company as a young artist. She is deeply interested in how the personal and political intersect on stage, and is currently inspired to tell stories about legacy and community; about what we carry with us, and what we let go. R.J. Lavine (she/they) joined the Hangar as Managing Director in January this year. Born and raised in the Ithaca area, they have a twenty year career in the non-profit sector, working internationally throughout that time. Performing arts have always played an important role in their personal growth, both on and off stage, through music, acting, and movement. After training as an actor at Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and Actors Workshop of Ithaca, they continue to work on theatre and film projects in the local community and colleges. R.J. believes in the transformative power of live theatre to uplift and unite people. That maxim has been a guiding force behind their work, both as an arts administrator and community collaborator. The incredible season you are about to experience is a culmination of hours of dedication, hard work, and passion, both from us, and dozens of talented individuals, from cast to creative teams, from technicians to administrative staff, from volunteers to board members - all who have been forever changed by the magic of theatre and who want nothing more than to share that magic with you tonight. May you be inspired and awed by what you experience here. We hope you have an amazing time - through both laughter and tears. Our wish is that you leave our theatre uplifted and gifted with a special something to take home and to ponder. We are very glad you are here,

Shirley Serotsky Artistic Director

R.J. Lavine Managing Director

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PATRON INFORMATION CONTACT US www.hangartheatre.org info@hangartheatre.org 607.273.ARTS(2787) ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES The Hangar is equipped with a special sound system for the hearing impaired. Receivers and headphones are available at the box office free of charge; a photo ID is required. CAMERAS The use of cameras and cell phone photography is strictly prohibited. CHILDREN Children under 5 are not permitted to any Mainstage shows. KIDDSTUFF shows are open to all ages. A ticket is required for children sitting in their own seat.

CONCESSIONS The concessions bar is open one hour prior to performances and during intermission. Patrons are welcome to picnic at the tables and on the grass surrounding the theatre. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the premises except for those purchased from concessions.

RENTALS For information on renting the theatre year-round, contact info@hangartheatre.org

GROUP SALES Discounted rates are available for groups of 10+. For more information, contact the box office or visit hangartheatre.org/groups

SUBSCRIPTIONS Save over 20% with a subscription! Mainstage subscriptions are just $185. KIDDSTUFF subscriptions are $40. Visit hangartheatre.org/subscriptions

PARKING If the Hangar Theatre lots are full, overflow parking is available at Cass Park, within a short walking distance to the theatre.

TICKETS Tickets must be purchased in advance. Buy now at hangartheatre.org or by phone at 607.273.ARTS(2787).

SMOKING Smoking is not permitted on Hangar property during our 2021 Outdoor Mainstage Season.

The Hangar Theatre Company welcomes you! Left to right: Adam Zonder, Carley Robinson, Thena Lindhorst, Denise McEnerney, R.J. Lavine, Stephanie Waite, Alexa Allmann, Shirley Serotsky, Robert Ford, Brynn Grambow.

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THANK YOU THE HANGAR IS GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF OUR 2021 PARTNERS: PREMIER PERFORMANCE PARTNER

MAINSTAGE MEDIA SPONSOR

Mission The Hangar Theatre creates and presents performances of exceptional quality in New York’s Finger Lakes region while training the next generation of theatre artists. We inspire our community with work and classes that enrich, entertain, and enlighten. We believe in the power of theatre to transform lives.

Vision The Hangar Theatre is an artistic home that nurtures a lifelong love of the performing art PARTNER IN THE ARTS:

Core Values Gratitude

PARTNER IN HEALTH

Generosity Equality Inclusion Diversity

This summer season program guide was produced by the Hangar Theatre Company P.O. Box 205, Ithaca, NY 14851 HangarTheatre.org Marketing Director: Thena Lindhorst Designer/Photographer: Rachel Philipson Contributors: Kristen Burt, Stephen Kimball, R.J. Lavine, Shirley Serotsky, Kyle Haden, Chris Blisset, Sanaz Ghajar, Dawn M. Simmons, Samuel Buggeln, Thena Lindhorst, and Stephanie Waite. Advertising Sales: 607.273.ARTS(2787) or info@hangartheatre.org

Quality For more information about all of our 2021 sponsors, please see pages 38-41.

Integrity

TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Call 607.273.ARTS (2787) or purchase online at HangarTheatre.org. For subscription or group sales information, call 607.273.ARTS(2787).

The Hangar Theatre is a proud member of the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce.

The Hangar Theatre is a proud member of the Tompkins County and Trumansburg Area Chambers of Commerce.

The Hangar Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre.

In listings of artistic team members for this year's productions, we use the following notations: * Indicates that the artist is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

† Indicates that the artist is a member of the United Scenic Artists Local 829.

+ Indicates that the artist is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

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New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature


LETTER FROM THE HANGAR BOARD LEADERSHIP Hangar Theatre Board of Trustees President Kristen Burt Vice President Stephen Kimball Treasurer Diane Lauzun Secretary Bernadette Parr Kristen Burt, President

Stephen Kimball, Vice President

One way to think about community is as a musical with many voices. Without each voice represented, each part, the music would be incomplete. As is true with music, so it is true with our community. Without the diverse voices in our community not only represented—but given a voice, and listened to—we are diminished. The music we make is incomplete.

who live in Ithaca and the wider Finger Lakes community. We want you to hear the richness of voices that help to define our community as a place where equity, diversity, and inclusion are not just words, but everyday actions we take to make this place a home to all who choose to put down roots here. Along with our fantastic board, we want to thank the incredible and hardworking staff of the Hangar Theatre. Without each of them, we would not be able to create the first-ever outdoor season of the Hangar Theatre. We are grateful and admire the grit, determination, and compassion the staff have demonstrated in the last year.

Part of what makes theatre beautiful and magical is that it takes us on a journey and transports us to a different place. And in this new place, there is the opportunity to enlighten, Board members: Kristen Burt, enrich, and entertain. We Jessica Casey and Stephen Kimball know this to be true. And we believe, as the Hangar Lastly, we are so glad you are on this Theatre’s mission statement states, “in the journey with us—as supporters, audience, power of theatre to transform lives.” and PROPS volunteers who serve as our As volunteer leaders of the Hangar ambassadors. When you look at the Theatre, we want to thank our Board plays and musicals we have programmed of Trustees who give their time and for this summer, we hope you’ll embrace talents, because we believe in listening the voices and the journey they represent: to all of the voices in our community. the Hip-Hop scene in the 1990s, busking We understand that the Hangar has a in Ireland, Queens in the late 1960s, profound and positive impact on this 19th-century London, ancient Greece. place that we call home. We believe in While the time and place of each of these the song of community our theatre fights works is different, if we are open to the to create every day. And we believe in voices, we will be transported across time the importance of the journey. We hope and space. And when our season closes, when you hear the voices of our board, together we will have taken a beautiful you recognize a broad range of people journey home to Ithaca.

Babatunde Ayanfodun Jessica Casey Davina Desnoes Foula Dimopoulos Laurence Drozd Dale Flinn Tilly Garnett Izzy Githler Sarah Honchar Mark Kenjerska William Highland Andrea Ippolito Kayla Lyon Dana Mueller Katie Spallone Marcus Terry Chantal Thomas Emeritus John Alexander Julia Bonney Andrea Fleck Clardy Ann Costello Roy Dexheimer John Elliott Mary Kane Susan Kaplan Linda Trees Mack Tom Niederkorn* Kathryn Pearce Paula Peter Carolyn Sampson Ray Schlather Shelley Semmler Margaret Shackell Laurel Southard Jamie Wells *Deceased

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JUNE 17-26

JULY 1-17

JULY 22-AUGUST 7

In 1996, T.O. graduates from his high school in the suburbs and jumps into the vibrant culture of his true passion, hip-hop. Enter Prima, a dazzling MC with Lauryn Hill vibes, who takes his breath away. T.O. poses as a music journalist to get close to her, but when his story catches up to him, he must decide, in the words of his idol Biggie, is it “all a dream”? The Realness tackles history and class collision in a humorous and real way, with unique rhythm and beats. A regional premiere!

Travel to the streets of Dublin for one fateful week in the life of a young busker who has all but given up on music. After meeting a young Czech woman, he becomes entwined in her story and discovers the inspiration he needs to create and dream again. With a cast that doubles as the orchestra, and hits like the Oscar-winning song “Falling-Slowly”, this uplifting and unexpected tale will have audiences wanting to see it more than Once. Arrive early for a pre-show jam!

The macabre tale of a wronged barber in 19thcentury London who returns from exile with his blade, and a vengeance. He opens up a barbershop, conveniently located above a carnivorous meat-pie shop, and finds a memorable way to enact revenge. This award-winning musical tackles societal issues of power and class with dark humor and wit, and features one of the most stunning scores ever written for the stage.

PREMIER SPONSOR:

MEDIA SPONSOR:

The Shackell-Dowell Family

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NT ELEPHAIE'S G y! & PAIrG e in a Pla We

MEDIA SPONSOR:

Adapted by Jacqueline Goldfinger Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson

By Mo Willems Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma

Call 607.273.ARTS(2787)

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR:

10 a.m. & 12 p.m.

10 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Join Gerald and Piggie, everyone’s favorite cautious elephant and enthusiastic pig, on a series of wacky adventures as they attempt to answer the age-old question: what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? A rollicking musical based on the beloved books.

PREMIER SPONSOR:

JULY 9–10

JUNE 25–26

See all 4 KIDDSTUFF shows for just $40! 10

MEDIA SPONSOR:

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR:

Premier Sponsor

A family comes together during a big storm to recreate the world of this classic story through the power of their imagination. A timeless tale of love, music, and adventure.

KIDDSTUFF Series Sponsors:


Hangar Theatre 801 Taughannock Blvd. Ithaca, NY 14850 hangartheatre.org 607.273.ARTS(2787)

AUGUST 12-21

The Motown-infused story of Jacqueline Marie Butler, a teenager coming of age in the 1960s. Her joys, challenges, and heartbreak play out against the backdrop of the civil rights movement as she journeys from her familiar Queens neighborhood to a progressive, predominantly-Jewish private school in Greenwich Village. A reading of this funny, heartfelt, and entirely relatable solo show featuring over a dozen characters was performed virtually in the Hangar’s 2020 Virtual Season. ASSOCIATE SPONSORS:

MEDIA SPONSOR:

AUG. 26-SEPT. 4

PREMIER PERFORMANCE PARTNER

Co-production with The Cherry Arts. An epic new piece of theatre created by our town, for our town. An Odyssey will celebrate the extraordinary skills and talents of Ithaca’s diverse communities, working alongside professional theatre artists, to create a fresh and unexpected adaptation of Homer’s unforgettable tale. With music, magic, and adventure for all ages, it will reflect the myriad journeys we have all been taking, and must continue to take, during this extraordinary time in our lives. PREMIER SPONSORS:

Finger Lakes Community Newspapers

MAINSTAGE MEDIA SPONSOR

PARTNER IN THE ARTS

PARTNER IN HEALTH

MEDIA SPONSOR:

ithaca com

PERFORMANCES ARE FRIDAYS-SATURDAYS AT 10 A.M. & 12 P.M.

The Wonderful

Wizard of OZ

Premier Sponsor

Partner In Community

JULY 16–17

JULY 30–31

Adapted by Jacqueline Lawton Based on the book by L. Frank Baum

By Matt Barbot

10 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion set off on the journey of a lifetime down the Ithaca-inspired yellow brick road, exploring the true meaning of friendship and home through the community they build.

Partner in Education

10 a.m. & 12 p.m.

Premier Sponsor

Associate Partner in Education

In this truly out-of-this-world play, a young Martian who has moved to Earth works with a diverse group of pals to make the ultimate Martian-American “special food.” Together, they celebrate the places they come from and the value of a shared meal.

Next Generation Sponsors

Lab Company Sponsor

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Join us and be part of the conversation! VIRTUAL TUESDAY TALKBACKS

PAY WHAT YOU WILL PROGRAM

Now available to all audiences!

PAY WHAT YOU WILL TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR EVERY PERFORMANCE IN 2021!

In 2021, Tuesday Talkbacks will be virtual, and will take place the first Tuesday of every Mainstage show at 5:00 P.M. Visit each show page on our website (www.hangartheatre.org) to register. This year’s Tuesday Talkbacks are scheduled for: June 22 July 6 July 27 Aug. 17 Aug. 31

THE REALNESS another break beat play Once Sweeney Todd Queens Girl in the World An Odyssey

This program gives individuals the option to choose their ticket price. The goal in this program is to give everyone in our community the opportunity to enjoy our exciting outdoor theatre this year. (Pay) What You Will tickets must be reserved in advance; visit hangartheatre.org/ways or call 607.273.ARTS(2787).

(Pay) What You Will program sponsors:

THE WEDGE AT THE HANGAR The Wedge series, which features our Lab Company and is directed by Hangar Drama League Directors, is a free program that takes place after select Mainstage performances. Please join us under the Hangar tent. For more information, see page 32.

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Mainstage

KIDDSTUFF


WHO'S WHO AT HANGAR THEATRE COMPANY ARTISTIC & ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Artistic Director: Shirley Serotsky Managing Director: R.J. Lavine Production Manager and Executive Technical Director: Adam Zonder Operations Manager: Denise McEnerney Marketing Director: Thena Lindhorst Development Director: Stephanie Waite Audience Services Manager: Alexa Allmann Photography and Graphic Design: Rachel Philipson Volunteer: Mary Jane McKinven FRONT OF HOUSE (FOH) Concessions Manager: Savannah Domachowske Primary Box Office: Athena Rajnai Primary House Manager: Kai Moore FOH Associates: Aurora Dufort Bethany Schiller Marley Schwarz Alexa Reagan

TEACHING ARTISTS

PRODUCTION

NEXT GENERATION SCHOOL OF THEATRE:

Production Stage Managers: Stuart Plymesser* Amanda Spooner* Bailey Saxe*

Riparia Bornstein Tatiana Copp Amy Crossman Sirus Desnoes Christopher DeWan Julia Dreitzer Audrey Fisher Molly Littman Trenton Loughlin Cameron Park-Miller Emma Plotkin Addyson Wells Gemini Zajac PROJECT 4: Holly Adams Miranda Bianchi Chantelle Daniel Marie Sirakos SUMMER COMPANY ARTISTIC/EDUCATION Associate Artistic Director/ Lab Mentor: Sanaz Ghajar Education and Engagement Associate: Carley Robinson Lab Producing Fellow: Jacob Ettkin Choreography/Movement Fellow: Jessica N. Smith Arts Administration Intern: Kayla Bouazouni COMPANY MANAGEMENT Company Manager: Robert Ford Assistant Company Manager: Brynn Grambow Company Management Fellow: Alyeska Reimer

Assistant Stage Managers: Jennifer Schilansky* Victoria Whooper* Stage Management Fellows: Natalie Mathis Ashaunti E.P. Samms Stage Management Interns: Emily Erlich Emy Herrera Michael Nunez Daniella Berman Stage Management Apprentices: Cecilia Fields Lyndsey Connolly Costume Shop Manager: Pheobe H. Boynton Assistant Costume Shop Manager/Costume Coordinator: Heather Gonzalez Costume Shop/Wardrobe Fellows: Emma Scott Olivia Kirschbaum Costume Shop Intern: Megan Palmer Costume Design Fellows: Anna Sorrentino‡ Jordan Hermitt‡ Lighting Design Fellows: Erin MacDevitt‡ Matt J. Weisgable‡ Scenic Design Fellows: Rebekah Clark‡ Nadir Bey‡ Sound Design Fellows: Jeremiah Turner‡ Mary Allain‡

Master Electrician: Christopher "Toast" Dinapoli Electrics Fellow: Rachael Kubart Electrics Intern: Caroline Nowak Scenic Charge Artist: Suzanne Hyde Production Management Fellow: Sage Hughes Production Management Interns: Avery Williams Jenny Dang Props Master: Mia Allee Jumbo Assistant Prop Master: Sophie Delaney Prop Fellow: Nicole McManis Props Intern: Olivia Bast Technical Director: Joshua Letton Carpentry Fellow: Elias Solis Scene Shop Interns: Alyssa Armstrong Thea Goldman Sound Engineer: Jake Neighbors Sound Fellow: Daniel Landry Sound Intern: Baaqir Salaam

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HANGAR STAFF R.J. LAVINE, Managing Director, (she/they) joins the Hangar after two and a half years at the Kitchen Theatre Company (Ithaca, NY), most recently serving as the Director of Development & Communications. There R.J. was responsible for a number of projects that helped usher the organization’s contributed income growth, culture, and long term vision. R.J. is on the board of Village at Ithaca and has served on the Ulysses/Trumansburg Joint Youth Commission and the Trumansburg Community Nursery School Board of Directors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies from American University (Washington, D.C.). R.J. studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and is a graduate of the Actors Workshop of Ithaca. Originally from Ithaca, R.J. has previously held positions at Sky Lake Camp and Retreat Center and Ulysses Philomathic Library, and has more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector. R.J. applies her passion for theatre to meaningful programming, organizational culture, and long term vision with the goal of strengthening and inspiring communities. SHIRLEY SEROTSKY, Artistic Director, (she/hers) joined the Hangar staff in fall 2019 as Associate Artistic Director and Education Director. In February 2021 she was named Artistic Director of the Hangar Theatre. She is a director, dramaturg, educator and programmer who was previously based in the Washington, DC area. There, she most recently served as staff dramaturg and public programmer for Mosaic Theater Company, and as a co-director of the Director’s Intensive for

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the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Between 2008-2016 she held a series of leadership positions (including Interim Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 season) at Theater J, a professional theatre company committed to producing timely, and often politically-charged, new plays and revivals. Shirley has taught and mentored students from the ages of 6 to 86 in the fields of directing, acting, improvisation, dramaturgy, play analysis, theatre appreciation, new play development and auditioning techniques in both a classroom setting and for resident theatre education programs. Training: BFA, North Carolina School of the Arts; MFA, Catholic University. ALEXA ALLMANN, Audience Services Manager, (she/ hers) Alexa joins us from Virginia where she was raised in a theatre-centric home, studying musical instruments, dance, acting, and technical theatre through her high school years at the York County School of the Arts. She has performed in principal roles for stage productions including You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown, Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Nunsense, and Cinderella, as well as two international performances in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Alexa branched out at the University of Virginia, where she majored in Women & Gender Studies and completed a Master’s in Christian Education at Union Presbyterian Seminary in 2017. She currently enjoys writing and performing original music to satisfy her theatrical identity. Alexa is elated to return to her roots in the performing arts through her work with the Hangar Theatre.

THENA LINDHORST, Marketing Director, (she/hers) Thena was born in Ithaca, and has a long relationship with the Hangar. She used to see shows, starting with KIDDSTUFF when she was young, ushered as a teenager, and also attended the Next Generation School of Theater for several summers. She was in musicals throughout school, and has always been very passionate about the arts. She graduated in three years from the College at Brockport, SUNY, with a Bachelors in Psychology. She was the House Manager at the Tower Fine Arts Center in Brockport her senior year. Since graduating, Thena has held several management and marketing roles for local non-profits in Cortland and Ithaca. These include the Women’s Opportunity Center, the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex, Primitive Pursuits, and most recently she served as the Executive Director of the Cultural Council of Cortland County. Outside of the Hangar Thena enjoys freelance marketing work, the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. DENISE McENERNEY, Operations Manager, (she/hers) manages basic operations of the organization, seasonal employment contracts, and serves as the liaison between the staff and Board of Trustees. Denise has lived in Ithaca since 1989 with her husband, Joe, but her connection to the area goes back to the late 1970s. New to the non-profit world, she joined the Hangar staff in 2010 after many years working in the corporate software world, and hasn’t looked back. Outside the office, Denise makes wine with her husband, gardens, and studies her family’s genealogy.


STEPHANIE WAITE, Development Director, (she/hers) implements the Hangar’s fundraising activities, including donor cultivation, grant writing, and special event planning. She has lived in Ithaca since her time as a student at Ithaca College, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications in May 2017. With a passion for nonprofits, Stephanie has assisted a variety of Ithaca organizations with their communications, public relations, and event planning, like the Paleontological Research Institution and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. She currently sits on the board of the Women’s Opportunity Center (of Ithaca and Syracuse, NY) as their Fundraising Committee Chair. ADAM ZONDER, Production Manager/ Executive Technical Director, (he/his) has been with the Hangar since 1996, throughout which he has served a variety of roles including Production Manager (since 1997); Technical Director on numerous Mainstage, KIDDSTUFF, and School Tour productions; and Project Manager for the 2009-2010 renovation. Away from the Hangar, Adam has been the Technical Director with various companies including Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Pirate Playhouse, Music Theatre North, CBT Productions, Kitchen Theatre, Delaware Theatre Company and the University at Albany. While at UAlbany, Adam was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre where he taught a variety of technical theatre classes. He has been the Production Manager for Playwright’s Horizons Theatre

School and the Pirate Playhouse, as well as a Project Manager for Quinlan Scenic Studios and a draftsman for Adirondack Scenic Studios. Adam has presented workshops/masterclasses related to helping current college students get started in technical theatre (resume and cover letter writing, portfolio creation, and interviewing skills) both nationally and regionally at USITT, SETC, Ithaca College, UAlbany, and Kent State. Adam holds an MFA in Technical Direction from the University of Connecticut and a BA in theatre from Bucknell University. Love to Renee, Taryn and Genevieve. JACOB ETTKIN, Lab Producing Fellow, (they/he) is a queer, upstate New York-based theater director and arts administrator currently studying drama and psychology at Vassar College. While at Vassar, he works as President of Future Waitstaff of America, the musical theater producing organization on campus, and heads a series of cabaret fundraisers benefiting the National Center for Transgender Equality. He also serves on a working group centering around inclusion, belonging, and community building through the arts, and aspires to tell stories centering queer communities and experiences. In his free time, Jacob is an avid cook and baker, architecture fanatic, singer, and autoharp player.

has developed work nationally and internationally with with Prague Film & Theater Center, Red House Center for Culture & Debate in Bulgaria, BRIC Arts | Media House, 3LD Technology & Art Center, New York Theatre Workshop, New Georges, The Drama League, Ars Nova, Bushwick Starr, Ikincikat Theatre in Turkey, Goldex Poldex Gallery in Poland, and others. She is the Artistic Director of the award-winning collective Built4Collapse with whom she wrote and directed Nuclear Love Affair, which played to sold out houses in NYC, Prague, Rome and Krakow. CARLEY ROBINSON, Education and Engagement Associate, is a theatre practitioner dedicated to creating conversation around love and communal care. She has worked with the Civic Ensemble andis excited to be returning to the Hangar Theatre. Her interests include exploring communitybased work with youth, reentering people, and other members of our community.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH KYLE HADEN Director of The Realness as much as one can during a pandemic. I’m also trying to spend quality time with fam! My son Glover recently turned four, and every day with him is an adventure! Can you tell us about your experience as a Drama League Director in 2018? It was a truly amazing experience. I loved getting such an intimate look at a regional theatre, meeting everyone, and learning from the staff. Two pieces I am especially proud of were A Brief History of America and a KIDDSTUFF production, The Transition of Doodle Pequeño. I made great friends with my outstanding Hangar colleagues, and have since worked with many of them from all over the country. What did you like about Ithaca? Getting to see the sights, meet people in the community, and eat the delicious food! I am honored and thrilled to be back. The Hangar and Ithaca mean a lot to me.

What have you been up to since then? My directing career has taken off! I’ve been fortunate to direct at a number of high-profile regional theaters. I won an award for Hazardous Materials, a new play by Beth Kander I helped develop before helming the world premiere at Creede Rep. I’ve kept busy directing a variety of digital productions, including the Hangar KIDDSTUFF show, The Emperor's New Clothes (click to watch), and Everybody at CMU. I stepped down from ANPF at the end of 2020, and am now an artistic associate as I continue developing plays with them. I am now serving as the interim senior associate head of the School of Drama at CMU. I am a part of a leadership team running the school, so I’m enjoying that

What is your past experience with Idris? Idris and I have a lot of friends in common, and for years people have been telling us we need to meet! A few years ago I was directing at Actors Theatre of Louisville when he ran a theater there, and I passed his office door several times, but never saw him.In March, I finally worked with Idris on a virtual workshop of a new piece through the Colorado St. University. We bonded right away, and I understood why everyone wanted us to meet. We talked about future collaborations, and I got a message from Shirley as we were working on that project together, so I was excited that this opportunity presented itself! What are your thoughts on the script of The Realness? I feel like Idris wrote this for me; I could have been T.O.,

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and I certainly would have played this role if it had been in existence when I got out of grad school. It’s a love story and it’s crazy to say it’s a period piece, but it’s set 25 years ago, so, yeah, it’s a period piece. When I was T.O.’s age, music and finding “love” was the most important thing in my life. I would hang out on my bed in the summer listening to my new stereo waiting for OutKast to come on the Hot 8 at 8—the stakes of everything were so high! I think a lot of people will identify with the underlying sentiment, even if the particulars of the story are new. I hope that seeing this story will take people back to that time in their lives. This story is woven in and around hip hop, so if you know that world, you’ll be excited to revisit it, but those new to hip hop will enjoy it as well. Even though I didn’t write this story, it still feels personal, so to return to live theater with a piece like this in a place like this is an unbelievable blessing, and I can’t wait to share Idris’s words and this music with you!


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WHY WE LOVE ONCE Once Director Shirley Serotsky sat down with Musical Director Chris Blisset, to talk about their experiences with this unique musical Shirley: Red, you've now done five productions of the musical Once, in different artistic positions. What remains compelling and fun for you about the show? Chris: I‘ve played Billy four times; directed the music twice; directed the show once; and served as associate director once. I am likely to come running if this show needs staff. It’s more than my sheer love of the show and the music: Once surrenders itself to each ensemble/artistic staff/ company that encounters it. If they want to explore love, there is a love story (or two). If they want to explore a fairytale, there is one to swim in. And so on; great art reflects us individually and collectively, and we can easily see ourselves in this piece. Knowing all of that— what draws you to this show? Shirley: I saw the film of Once in the summer of 2007. At the time, I was a few months into a relationship with the person whom I eventually married; he’d just embarked on a tour of Ireland with an American

theatre company. I was both enamored and intrigued by the movie: its depiction of Dublin, the subtlety of the love story, and the importance of music and art in this world. Months later I visited Ireland—a memorable trip—and we continued our own life journey. What I ultimately appreciate most about this story is that it’s a love story that isn’t simple or predictable. What about you? Tell me about the first time you encountered the stage version of Once. Chris: I first saw Once as an audience member for the Broadway production. I was up for a cover role in the show and got tickets to get more acquainted with it. We came in just as the pre-show began, and I remember saying, "This is the kind of piece I moved to NYC to be a part of." I recall admiring Enda Walsh's take on a happy ending. Shirley: Yes, I love how Walsh expanded on the film’s original storyline, especially the conversation about community and

family, chosen and inherited. The story introduces us to two very vital, culturally rich communities that come together: one with Irish roots, one with Czech roots. They celebrate each other’s backgrounds, and find strength and joy in sharing music and traditions. But that doesn’t always happen. For so long, one of Ireland’s central narratives was of people leaving: around the turn of the last century there were more Irish emigrants per capita than any other European country. But today, due to Ireland’s economic growth they have the second-highest immigrant population in Europe, over 17%. Once gently touches on this very essential aspect of Ireland’s story, and the human story surrounding it as well. Chris: What is the lens you want to look through for this production, Shirley? Shirley: I’ve been thinking a lot about how each of the characters in Once is stuck when we first meet them, and how music, art, inspiration, and creation

pull them out of their stasis. For me, this speaks so much to the current moment; creating art is a joy and a privilege after this incredibly challenging year. Chris: That serves this show so well. One would be hardpressed to find a character in the show who isn't stuck in some way. And of course, it will strike a chord with the company and the audience, given this phase of history. Shirley: You have built an impressive career as an "actor-musician.” Can you define that term, and tell me what you find fulfilling about it? Chris: I live in practice of, and in service of actormusicianship and of actor-musicians. My friend Jeremy Harrison wrote the book Actor-Musicianship. In his work, he talks about the single place within us where music and theatre exist together. Before encountering him, I hadn't thought about myself and the art in such terms.

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Shirley Serotsky

Hangar Theatre Artistic Director

Chris Blisset "Red"

Musical director and actor-musician in Once

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A NOTE FROM SANAZ GHAJAR Director of Sweeney Todd

I spent my first summer in Ithaca back in 2010 as one of three newly selected Drama League Directing Fellows — ambitious, inspired, and ready for anything. Since then, I’ve been fortunate to work at the Hangar Theatre a number of times, including last summer when I had the unique opportunity to direct a digital production created with the Lab Company. The show gave voice to our communal unrest, sparked by a confluence of the sickness and social injustice that had our country in a chokehold. This past year (and change) has impressed upon me the import of artistic expression as an act of perseverance. It’s been a deeply difficult time in many ways, and artists are uniquely positioned

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to electrify culture and galvanize communities by sharing their vision for what’s possible and what we must never forget. So when the powerhouse that is Shirley Serotsky asked me to direct Sweeney Todd as part of Hangar’s summer season, I jumped at the chance. What a thrilling opportunity to

This past year (and change) has impressed upon me the import of artistic expression as an act of perseverance.

reinvigorate our stages with a dark, bold, sexy score that is often hilarious and always impactful.

Sweeney Todd is a revenge tragedy about the human instinct to survive despite being set-up to fail. Sweeney has no choice but to achieve justice through violence, but in a world where revenge is the only option, there is no real liberation - a lesson notably felt by the women and the violence propagated on them. I am honored to be working in live theater again while simultaneously re-envisioning how these characters and their stories are portrayed in our current cultural landscape. Sweeney Todd’s depiction of systems of societal oppression that turn people against each

other parallels our own broken structures. What fertile grounds to investigate at a moment in time when we work to rebuild.


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A NOTE FROM DAWN M. SIMMONS Director of Queens Girl in the World

One of the things I find most compelling in Queens Girl in The World is the sense of joy that permeates the piece, interwoven even in the darkest passages. That joy and optimism for the future that Jacqueline carries resonates with me, and that I believe will resonate with you. Our protagonist has the ability to move through the awkwardness of growing up with all of life’s pain, shame, lust, and comedy, and remains eager to continue down the path of life.

It is in the character of Jaqueline that we see hope and possibility. She is a vessel within which we can see our shared humanity. Her struggles and her coming of age are ours, and that connection brings into full relief those moments of heartache and triumph. I invite you to let her pain wash into you just as you do her joy and light, so that you may more fully feel the power of her resilience, which is that of your own resilience.

Queens Girl in The World shows us that the world is not black and white, but a beautiful mix of colors both muted and vibrant, of tears and laughter.

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Queens Girl in The World shows us that the world is not black and white, but a beautiful mix of colors both muted and vibrant, of tears and laughter. It shows us that it is possible for us to survive in a world that is not always in our

favor. We can pick ourselves up and press on with our heads high and our hearts full. In the last year and a half—or more honestly, the last five years—like Jacqueline, my sense of unjaded curiosity and wonder and the eagerness for what's next have kept me motivated. At a time when we talk so much about resilience, these traits are some of the key ingredients to being resilient, along with a healthy and robust sense of humor! And while the challenges faced in this play are not entirely of our time, they are also not completely removed. Given the increased civil unrest this past year, it is hard but helpful to wrestle with the progress or lack thereof. What I have learned in this

time is that we are in this soup of a life together whether we like it or not. So I choose, and hope you will choose, to bear witness to the challenges of both of our lives and to celebrate the joys as a crucial part of our journey together. May we get through this together hand in hand, changed and strengthened by our shared experiences.


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A NOTE FROM SAMUEL BUGGELN

Artistic Director of the Cherry Arts and Cherry Artists' Collective, & Adaptor and Director of An Odyssey

A community-based play. An Odyssey. What on earth is this Spectacular that will ring this exciting outdoor season to a close? For a long time, folks have talked about how great it would be if Ithaca’s different theatre companies could work together, combining our strengths to create something that none of us could do on our own. And now, thanks to Shirley Serotsky and RJ Lavine, it’s happening! The Cherry Arts— the multidisciplinary arts and performance company I run, just up the inlet— could not be more excited to be joining forces with the Hangar to forge something truly new to both of us. And (I’m spilling the beans here, Shirley and R.J.) at this moment, as I write this in May, none of us knows exactly, precisely, completely, what it will be and how we’re going to create it! All art is a bit of a leap into the dark. But the more of it you make, the more you come to trust. This is the great director lesson: if you assemble great

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ingredients, you don’t have to wrangle too strenuously for the final product to be a thing of beauty. With An Odyssey we’re making an exciting gamble. The most vital ingredient of theater is not training, not even professional theater experience— but life. Life in all its variety, and the courage to share stories about it. In this moment in all of our lives, Shirley, R.J., and I decided to reach deep into the wisdom and stories of our own communities, Ithaca’s variety of people, and to discover how the stories of our lives might speak to one of the oldest and most famous stories of the western world. A story about someone on a long journey, someone going through Gosh Darn Heck trying to fight their way back to normal. Feels familiar...

What is this ancient story to us now? What are our own stories to it? How do our actual voices sound, telling it? I just finished a first draft of the adaptation (holy wow people, the story is still so gripping!) and we’re about to start workshops. Ithacabased working theater artists— members of the Cherry Artists’ Collective— will get together with an exciting range of community organizations to develop the script and discover approaches to staging a

All art is a bit of a leap into the dark. But the more of it you make, the more you come to trust.

hundred impossible events. We’re going to read, discuss, move, explore, meet new folks, and put professional artists in rooms with lots of different people to mess with an old story, tell some of our own, and see what happens! Old Greek tales were handed down to be told under the stars. We can’t wait to participate in this ancient tradition in such a new way. And as we get to work, the real beans I’ll spill is that we don’t want to know exactly how this process will play out. We know enough to let the piece tell us what it needs, as it emerges. What we do know is that this story is going to be amazing, because we’re making it out of great ingredients. Yourselves.


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THE WEDGE Established in 1983, The Wedge has been the proving ground for some of the most innovative and dynamic theatre artists working today. Serving as a home for our Lab Company and led by directors selected for the Drama League summer program, The Wedge produces provocative, cutting-edge theatre. #CuttingEdgeAtTheWedge

In 2021, The Wedge will take place outdoors at the Hangar Theatre, under the front tent selectThursday-Fridays at 5:30 PM and 15 minutes after Mainstage shows. Seats are limited, and advanced registration is required. Register now at hangartheatre.org/wedge.

LOST GIRL by Kimberly Belflower Directed by Jasmine B. Gunter Thursday, June 24 & Friday, June 25

THE SUN SERPENT by José Cruz González Directed by Christian Avila Thursday, July 15 & Friday, July 16

Long after returning from Neverland, Wendy decides that she must find Peter Pan in order to reclaim her kiss and move on with her life. Along the way, she meets other girls who went to Neverland and learns she is not alone. A coming-of-age exploration of first love and lasting loss, Lost Girl continues the story of J.M. Barrie’s beloved character, the girl who had to grow up.

The epic story of the conquest of the Aztec city-state of Tenochtitlan (now known as Mexico City) through the point of view of a young girl, Anáhuac, who struggles to save her world from the conquistador, Hernán Cortés. This time of pathos is uplifted by this sonorous story of hope and persistence and the birthing of the mestizo nation that is the Mexico of today.

THE POLICE by Slawomir Mrozek Directed by Nicholas Polonio Thursday, July 8 & Friday, July 9

THE BACCHAE 2.1 by Charles Mee Directed by Cara Hinh Thursday, July 29 & Friday, July 30

When their last prisoner agrees to reform, the police of a distant, mythical country are terrified to find themselves obsolete. Written in 1958, this scathing satire by Slawomir Mrozek follows the chief of police as he embarks on an absurd quest to keep policing relevant in a world without criminals.

Dionysus, the god of wine and parties, has arrived. Through Baccahic revelry, we examine the relationship between sexuality and power. The Bacchants open us up to their world of gender fluidity and queer expression that operates without the influence or want of the male gaze. The Bacchae asks us to radically embrace freedom by letting go of control.

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2021 HANGAR DRAMA LEAGUE

DIRECTING FELLOWS

Every summer, the Hangar Theatre and the Drama League team up to give four future artistic leaders the extraordinary experience of leading the Hangar’s Lab Company, producing the Wedge Series, and directing KIDDSTUFF productions. Applicants for the Hangar Drama League Directing Fellowship participate in a rigorous selection process that includes submitting portfolios, crafting vision statements, and interviewing with notable theatre practitioners. Once selected, the four Hangar Drama League Directing Fellows join an incredibly prestigious group of alumni, including Sam Gold (whose Broadway credits include The Glass Menagerie with Sally Fields and the award winning Fun Home, Rachel Chavkin (director of award winning musicals Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 and Hadestown), Chadwick Boseman (star of stage and screen, may his memory be a blessing) and Hangar’s previous Artistic Director Michael Barakiva. This season, the Hangar Theatre and the Drama League are pleased to introduce Ithaca audiences to these four inspiring directors.

Christian Ávila (he/him) is a Mexican-born theater director, producer, playwright, actor and 2021 Drama League Directing Fellow based in New York City. He is a member of LatinX Playwrights Circle. Currently, he is collaborating on The Democracy Project, a devised Clubhouse production. He produced, wrote, and co-directed Masseur and Daddy's Boy at Theatre for the New City and collaborates with Theater in Asylum. Christian is founding member of Back to Work Collective co-creating and performing Feminist Flashmob at Women's March in D.C. Ávila holds a BA from UC Berkeley, an MA from LIU Post and has studied under the tutelage of Stan Lai, Anne Bogart, SITI Company, and Richard Schechner. Christian Ávila is an SDC Associate Member and DG Member.

Cara Hinh (she/they) is a mixed Vietnamese American, fat, queer director, educator and collaborator originally from Indiana. Select directing credits include: Where the Lovelight Gleams (UCLA New Work Festival), The Sensational (Actors Theatre of Louisville), and Tornkid (Asian Pasifika Arts Collective). Most recently, Cara was the education coordinator for the Winter Bear Project at Perseverance Theatre and a directing apprentice at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Before that they were the SDC observer on Hadestown with Rachel Chakin and the learning and social accountability fellow at Baltimore Center Stage. Cara is an SDC associate member and a proud member of the Roundabout Directors Group. carahinh.com

Jasmine B. Gunter (she/her) is a first-year MFA directing candidate at Northwestern University. She is the 2021 recipient of the Hangar Directing Drama League fellowship, the 2020 recipient of the Leighton M. Ballew Directing Scholarship, and a SDC associate member. Recent directing credits include Hedda Gabler (Northwestern University) Wine in the Wilderness (Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts), Intimate Apparel (SUNY Brockport), Ghost Story (Kane Repertory Theatre), Lines in the Dust (Geva Theatre Center), Reroute (24 Hour Plays: Nationals). Assistant directing: Nina Simone: Four Women (Arena Stage), In the Heights (Seattle Rep), Quixote Nuevo (Hartford Stage/Huntington Theatre Company), and The Luckiest People (Actors Theatre of Charlotte/NNPN). Jasmine has also taught at the Berkshire Theatre Group and the Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY.

Nicholas Polonio (he/ him) is a Filipino-American theater director from the Bay area. He has adapted and directed works including Late Fame: A History Play, A Phoenix Too Frequent, and The 100 Most Beautiful Names of Todd. As assistant and associate director to Robert O’Hara, he has collaborated on productions such as Slave Play, A Raisin in the Sun, and A Streetcar Named Desire. Nicholas is an alumnus of the Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Corps, the Young Vic Genesis Directors Program, and the National YoungArts Award. He received his BFA in acting from Rutgers’ Mason-Gross School of the Arts.

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2021 HANGAR THEATRE LAB COMPANY

Lab Company Sponsor:

Molly Bremer

Emerson Glick

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Abigail Lo

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Tony Moreno

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Kenyon Terrell

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The Hangar Theatre Lab Company is an ensemble of early-career actors, choreographers, and directors who collaborate with the Drama League Directors and Hangar Design Fellows to produce diverse offerings throughout the summer season: our KIDDSTUFF Series for young audiences and the experimental Wedge Series. Lab Company members were thoughtfully selected through a national search process. They have the opportunity to apply the craft of their training in a professional theatre setting, and to build relationships with emerging directors of national prominence along with a cohort of equally passionate and focused peers, making it a truly enriching experience for each young artist. ACTORS Molly Bremer (she/ her) is thrilled to perform with Hangar again! Last summer she performed virtually in Mario & The Dancing Princesses (Mr. Capezio/ Princesses/Loyal Subject) and This is On Fire (Monica). Molly is a rising senior at Princeton University studying English, theatre, musical theatre, American studies, and creative writing. Favorite Princeton credits include A Little Night Music (Petra), Cendrillón/Cinderella (Cendrillón/ Cinderella), and singing in Jason Robert Brown’s The Connector workshop. Additional credits: Scott Siegel’s Great American Songbook Concert Series. Molly is a proud graduate of The Chicago Academy for the Arts. mollybremer.com Emerson Glick (she/ her), a rising junior at Syracuse University, is thrilled to join the Hangar this summer. Past credits: Fiddler

on the Roof (Bielke; first national tour), Spring Awakening (Wendla) and The Bridge (Kingsley), both at Syracuse, and Les Miserables (Eponine) at the Tarrytown Music Hall. She’d like to thank her parents, the Lab Company, Chloe, Phoebe, and Caitie. Instagram: @ EmersonGlick Jonah Harrison (he/ him) is a rising senior at Skidmore College majoring in Theater. Recent Skidmore Theater credits include: Chase in Cannibalism is OK (Sometimes), Jacob in Lunch Bunch, and Heidi in Cabaret. Jonah is a member of The Sketchies, a sketch comedy group, and the Bandersnatchers, an all-male acapella group. He is also the incoming General Manager of the Skidmore Theater Department. Jonah is beyond excited to spend the summer at the Hangar. Elliot Hoke Elliot (he/ his) is a rising senior at Vassar College. A Drama and Media Studies double major

who originally hails from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Elliot is also a member of the Vassar Repertory Dance Theatre and part of the student Shakespeare Troupe on campus. Abigail Lo (they/them) is a rising junior at Fordham University, double-majoring in theatre performance and humanitarian studies. Credits include: A Butterfly Dreams..., Louisiana Garbage Kings, and The Moon and The Wolf (all Fordham Theatre); Hear Eye Stand (Round House Theatre); Macbeth (Purple Crayon Productions);and Stupid F---ing Bird (Hairy Eyeball Theatre Company). Liliana Mastroianni (she/her) is a Chicago native and rising senior at Skidmore College, pursuing a B.S. in theatre and concentrations in film and psychology. Beyond acting, she also has experience in directing, producing, writing, and stage management. Recent acting credits include:

Kendra in The Gulf, Michaela in The Harvest, and Rose II in We Used to Wear Bonnets...(Skidmore Theatre). She is going to study commedia dell’arte at the Accademia dell’Arte in Tuscany, Italy this fall. She is eternally grateful to the Hangar Theatre and her friends and family for their love and support. Jenna Meadows (she/her) is a Los Angeles native and a recent graduate of the University of Arizona’s BFA musical theatre program. Her favorite Arizona Repertory Theatre credits include: Sister Act, Richard III, and The Light in the Piazza. Her recent regional credits include Fall Springs (Barrington Stage Company) and Cabaret (The Arizona Theatre Company). Big thanks to her friends and family for their constant support. jennameadows.com Emily Mervosh (she/ her) is an NYC-based actor and Boston College alum. She is so excited to be at the Hangar this summer!

Recent theater credits include: Harvey (Out of the Box Theatre) and Pass/Fail (The Brick). Recent film credits include: Fried Eggs and Toast (Best Actress Nominations Hang onto Your Shorts Film Festival and Bayside Tavern Film Festival), and leading roles in short films for NYU and Columbia. Emily is interested in the intersection of arts and activism and is an Artist as Citizen Fellow with Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). emilymervosh.com Sammi Messina (she/ they) is from Fairhope, AL, and a graduate of CAP21 Musical Theatre Conservatory/Molloy College. She is thrilled to be at Hangar this summer! She was recently in Oklahoma! (Virginia/Fight Captain) (Weston Playhouse), and joined the 2020 original cast album of American Morning by Timothy Huang. Other favorite credits include: Hildy in On the Town (CAP21), Phoebe in As You Like It (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), and Heather Chandler in Heathers

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2021 HANGAR THEATRE LAB COMPANY (iTheatrics). She extends her love to her family, friends, Doug, fellow Lab Company members, and Bette Midler. Instagram: @ SammiMessina Tony Moreno (he/him) is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona’s BFA musical theatre program, where he performed in Pippin (Pippin), Spring Awakening (Hanschen), and Sister Act (Pablo). In 2017, he won the Jimmy Award for Best Actor. in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards. A million thanks to Mom, Dad, and Maya. tonymoreno.com Brittani Murphy (she/ her) is a Fordham University theatre performance major, double-minoring in African and African American studies and American studies. She is driven by her love of advocacy and the arts and is excited to begin her journey at Hangar. Her previous roles at Fordham include: Antigonick (Antigone), Ibsanity (Sonja), American Exceptionalism (Whitney Davidson). Other credits: Stupid F**king Bird (Emma), A Winter’s Tale (Paulina), Stick Fly (Taylor), and Top Girls (Marlene). Saif Quraishi (he/

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him) is a rising senior studying physics and performing arts at Cornell University. Ever since his first encounter with theatre in a freshman year acting class, he has constantly sought out the stage, and can’t wait to collaborate with his fellow Lab Company actors and everyone else at the Hangar Theatre this summer. Clarissa Ramos (she/ her), originally from San Antonio, TX, is a rising senior at Texas A&M University/ Corpus Christi, where she is pursuing her BA in theatre with a focus in acting/ directing. Recent performances at the university include productions of Dance Nation (Connie), The Thanksgiving Play (Alicia), and Homefree (Breezy). Clarissa is thrilled to be a member of the 2021 Hangar Lab Company. Alexander Setlow (he/him) is a theatre and music double major at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. He was a member of the 2020 virtual Lab Company, and loved it so much he has returned for the in-person experience! His previous credits include Mario & the Dancing Princesses

and This is on Fire (Hangar Theatre Company) as well as The Bacchae, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, and All Rights Reserved (Muhlenberg College). Alyssa Naka Silver (she/her) is a rising senior at NYU Tisch Drama, through which she has studied at RADA in London, the Experimental Theatre Wing, and the Atlantic Acting School. Alyssa is a proud Hapa of Japanese and Jewish descent and is one of the founders of Tisch’s All Asian Arts Alliance. Alyssa hopes to create art for BIPOC, especially those who are Asian. Alyssa’s most recent performances were in Update (FringeBYOV) and as the Goddess Izanami in Untitled Waifu Play (Playwright’s Horizons Theater School). Alyssa is grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Hangar Lab! Kenyon Terrell (he/ him) is a rising junior at Fordham University where he is pursuing a BA in theatre/ performance. Outside of acting, his hobbies include running, writing, reading comic books, and walking his dog. While Kenyon is a proud Milwaukee native,

he loves to travel and looks forward to working and traveling the 50 states after he receives his MFA. Some of Kenyon’s credits include Clay in Dutchman (Fordham University) and most recently Haemon in Antigone (Pop Up Players). Neysy Vicente (she/ her) is studying acting at Fordham University, and is also enrolled in the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She has participated in church plays and in Norm and the People at Hunter College’s Baker Theatre. Her hope for this Lab summer is to gain as much knowledge and experience as possible. Neysy is a runway model based in New York City and in her free time she enjoys bike riding and writing poetry. Thank you to the Hangar Theatre for letting her be a part of this program! Eli Wassertzug (they/them) is an actor and singer currently pursuing a BA in drama as a rising senior at Vassar. Originally from Northern VA, Eli has also trained with Powerhouse Theater, Synetic Theater, and Traveling Players Ensemble. Eli aims to create inclusive,

collaborative, and spectacular theater that challenges systems of power, especially gender, and is grateful and excited to have the opportunity to learn and work alongside so many incredible artists this summer. Anysa Wilson (she/ her) is a junior BFA musical theatre major at the University of Alabama (Roll tide!) and is originally from Orange County, CA. Some regional credits include: Eva Perón in Evita, Johanna in Sweeney Todd (RCT), and Irene in Crazy for You (all Rose Center Theatre). She is so excited to be back live onstage and not on a Zoom call where no one knows how to mute themselves. Trence WilsonGillem (he/him) is a Cornell University senior majoring in performing and media arts. Trence began his acting journey in fall 2020 and has appeared in three Cornell productions: Jason in Benchmark, AJ in The Good Victim, and Omari in Pipeline. Some of his hobbies include filmmaking, hiking, and watching anime and sports. Trence wrestled at Cornell for three years and says that nothing brings him greater


joy than watching his former teammates and coaches achieve their NCAA and Olympic goals. Ema Zivkovic (they/ she) is an NYC-based immigrant actor, choreographer, writer, and educator. They have worked on productions with The TEAM / National Theatre of Scotland, Normal Ave, National Theatre Institute, National Sawdust, Williamstown Theatre Festival, The Public Theatre, Arts in the Armed Forces, The Tank, Dixon Place et al. Ema is currently an artistic intern at Colt Coeur Theatre Company and has just finished creating an original show for the Humana Festival of New American Plays 2021 (Actors Theatre of Louisville). She is a proud alum of the British American Drama Academy & Sarah Lawrence College. emazivkovic.com

DIRECTORS Abigail Klipfel (they/ she) is a queer director and dramaturg currently studying drama and English at Vassar College. They are specializing in Shakespeare studies and interested in explorations of gender and identity within performance. Recently, they worked as the dramaturg on Shakespeare’s As You Like It (Vassar College) and Jean Genet’s The Maids (Vassar College), and are involved with Vassar’s Shakespeare Troupe. In their free time, Abigail enjoys baking, singing, and playing D&D with their friends. Kate Semmens (she/ her) is a rising senior at Princeton University where she is studying history, music theater, theater and American studies. Kate grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and attended the LaGuardia High

School for Music, Art and Performing Arts, where she majored in drama. She enjoys working on all sides of theater but primarily considers herself a director, choreographer, actor, and producer. Kate loves to create immersive, thoughtprovoking and joyous theatre and is very excited to be returning to the Hangar Lab Company for her second summer. Kate Thorvick (she/her) is a 2021 graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. She earned her BFA in theatre with a focus on directing and a minor in philosophy. Studying at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, Kate participated in the development of several new plays including a one woman movement based show she wrote and starred in, Surface

Tension (PHTS). Before she discovered her love for directing, she started her artistic journey as a dancer, turned musical theatre actress, and was an assistant choreographer for California Youth Conservatory and several other San Diego based theatre companies while in high school.

Midsummer Night’s Dream (Synetic Theatre). Arianna is passionate about the stage and is grateful to further evolve her artistry at the Hangar Lab.

Arianna Tilley (she/ her) is a rising senior at Muhlenberg College, studying choreography and performance studies. Arianna has directed numerous shows including two at Muhlenberg: Ephemerality: Dances in Time and Offerings. Performance credits include: MAGIC (Mnemonic Festival, Muhlenberg College), Lessons of an Unaccustomed Bride (New Voices| New Visions, Muhlenberg College), and A

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HANGAR SPONSORS

The Hangar is grateful to our sponsors and the extraordinary contributions they make. We thank the following businesses and individuals who make it possible for us to produce high quality theatre and educational programs for our community.

Premier Performance Partner

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Tompkins Trust Company values, deeply, the power of the arts; for the enrichment of the community’s heart, mind, and soul. The partnership between the Trust Company and the Hangar Theater has been a long, meaningful, and fruitful one. The arts are essential to our community, our families, and our neighbors. Founded in 1836, Tompkins Trust Company has 13 locations in Tompkins County, Cortland, Auburn and Syracuse. Bank services include complete lines of consumer deposit accounts and loans, business accounts and loans, as well as trust and investment services and leasing. Insurance services are offered through Tompkins Insurance Agencies, and wealth management services are offered through Tompkins Financial Advisors. Further information about the bank is available at www.tompkinstrust.com.

Cayuga Radio Group operates ten radio stations in the Ithaca area: Alt 95.9, News/Talk WHCU AM/FM; QCountry 103.7 FM; Iconic Rock I-100 FM; Z95.5 FM; 96.7 The Vine; Lite Rock 97.3 FM; 96.3 The Buzzer; Rewind 107.7 FM; and Pure Oldies 1470 AM/94.1 FM. Chet Osadchey, the president/general manager of the stations, is an Ithaca native and Cornell University graduate. Cayuga Radio Group is wholly focused on being a strong, participating partner in our community. Our radio stations deliver a large cross-section of our entire population on a weekly basis. Educating and involving our listeners with our high quality community arts is valuable toward creating a better culture for all.

Partner in Community

Partner in the Arts

CFCU Community Credit Union staff spent over 3,020 hours volunteering time and effort to 75+ nonprofits in our area last year. Our commitment to Tompkins, Cortland, Cayuga, Seneca, and Ontario County has transformed our members’ expectations of a credit union. Not only have they come to expect the honesty and integrity they deserve from their financial institution, our members continue to look to us as leaders within our communities to make them better to live in for generations to come. Our genuine passion for both members and our communities is embodied by our staff and reflected in our work, making us not only one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation, but also one of the most impactful. CFCU is proud to support the Hangar Theatre and all that they do to give back to the community through the arts. If your interests and priorities line up with CFCU, become a member today! Learn more by stopping into any of our locations, or online at mycfcu.com.

Ithaca College began as a music conservatory in 1892, helping aspiring musicians hone their talents into professional-caliber skills. Over the decades since, IC has evolved into a vibrant, residential college with five schools, some 6,500 students, and more than 100 degree offerings—including nationally renowned programs in theatre arts, music, journalism, communications, and film. Students, faculty, and staff at IC create an active, inclusive community dedicated to building knowledge and confidence through a continuous cycle of theory, practice, and performance—anchored in a keen desire to make a difference in the local community and the broader world. Ithaca College ranked as one of the nation’s top producers of Fulbright scholars, one of the most LGBTQ+ friendly schools in the country, and one of the top 10 colleges in the Northeast.

Partner in Health BeSure Testing, Inc. is a physician owned company with a passion for serving underrepresented communities. In response to the 2020 pandemic, we focused all resources to Covid-19 and Influenza testing with the goal of providing safe, reliable, and rapid results to organizations across the country. While we focused initially on long-term care facilities with at-risk populations, we quickly expanded our scope to include schools, theaters and performing arts productions across multiple states. We are excited to partner with Hangar Theater in their 2021 season and keep their cast, crew, staff, and patrons safe while they bring theater back to the Ithaca region.

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For more information on how your business can partner with the Hangar, please contact stephaniew@hangartheatre.org

Partner in Education

Cornell is a private, Ivy League university and the land-grant university for New York State. Cornell’s mission is to discover, preserve, and disseminate knowledge; produce creative work; and promote a culture of broad inquiry throughout and beyond the Cornell community. Cornell also aims, through public service, to enhance the lives and livelihoods of our students, the people of New York, and others around the world.

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HANGAR SPONSORS Media Sponsors

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The Ithaca Times features all the week’s news, arts and entertainment. With a major emphasis on arts and entertainment, it gives readers timely theatre, concert, music, film, gallery, museum and restaurant reviews. Summer Ithaca, a special seasonal guide published each June, is the definitive summer guide to the Finger Lakes region; it offers extensive coverage of Finger Lakes wineries and area attractions, including a restaurant guide and calendar for the entire summer. The Times is available free in and around Ithaca.

Vizella Media is a multimedia company with capabilities in audio, print and online journalism, digital and traditional marketing, and social media that offer a unique perspective on engaging with the diverse consumer demographics of our region. Our mission is to inform and entertain audiences with unique and engaging content while helping our clients make a positive impression on listeners and readers. Vizella Media owns and operates ESPN Ithaca - WPIE 107.1FM / 1160AM and the Tompkins Weekly newspaper. In addition to these two outlets, we also operate Vizella Digital, an internet marketing agency. Above all, our team at Vizella is passionate about the Finger Lakes region, and we want to connect local businesses and organizations with consumers in the community. No matter the platform or medium, Vizella Media is your hub for advertising, marketing, news and sports.

The Ithaca Voice - nonprofit, nonpartisan, and dedicated to public service. The area's primary source of fast, free, and accurate reporting. Celebrating eight years of bringing unbiased, in-depth, locally-focused journalism to the Ithaca community. From the pandemic to the protests and everything in between, we've been there providing up-to-the-minute coverage to Ithaca and Tompkins County. We believe that nonprofit news is the future of journalism, and in a time when traditional local news models are declining, The Voice is growing. When local journalism thrives, informed communities debate critical issues, facts hold, citizens vote, and abuses of power are challenged. As an independent news organization, we have no editorial obstacles in the pursuit of the truth, just authentic and factual reporting and analysis, full of humanity and on the side of justice.

What’s HOT highlights the best of dining, arts, entertainment, and so much more in the Ithaca and Cortland areas and beyond. Designed with exceptional photographs, articles of interest, community connections, and an enthusiasm for our beautiful region, What’s HOT will inspire you to seek out all life has to offer in Central New York. Lifestyle. Leisure. Shopping. Cooking. Business. Real Estate. Health and wellness. Recreation. Theatre. Travel. Tourism. Treasures. Education. Exploration. Enrichment. Motivation. Inspiration. A little bit of anything that’s up, and nothing that’s down. If it’s hot, we’ve got it covered.

WICB Ithaca is an FCC licensed, non-commercial, educational station owned and operated by Ithaca College. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, WICB is affiliated with ABC News and the Associated Press. In addition to coverage all throughout Central New York on 91.7 FM, WICB streams worldwide on iHeartRadio, TuneIn Radio, and on the station's iOS mobile app. WICB is Ithaca’s only modern rock station with new tracks added each week, along with long-running specialty music shows and award-winning local news and sports coverage. The Princeton Review consistently recognizes WICB as among the country’s top five college radio stations. In Fall 2020, WICB was named the College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award Winner for Four-Year Radio Station of the Year. WICB has also been recognized by College Broadcasters Inc. (CBI), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Broadcast Education Association (BEA), Syracuse Press Club and New York State Broadcasters Association (NYSBA). In the past, WICB has been voted Best Non-Commercial Radio Station by the readers of the Ithaca Times. More information about The Station for Innovation at wicb.org.

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KIDDSTUFF Series Producing Sponsors

We make it our business to help make great meals easy, healthy, and affordable for you. We do this by offering incredible customer service, help with meal solutions, Market Café, and low prices. Wegmans has been family-run since 1916, so when we say “every day you get our best,” it’s a family promise that you’ll always get our best service, products, meals, and prices. Nature’s Market is a store within a store offering products free of artificial flavors, colors, and preservatives. In our International Foods Department, we have a large selection of iconic items from a number of countries from around the world to make you feel home away from home. Our catering experts are here to help you plan your entertaining needs; we invite you to sit down with the team to customize your menu. Our Sushi Department is staffed with experienced chefs who have decades of service; they offer a large selection of products made fresh daily. And much, much more.

Guthrie is a non-profit integrated health system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, serving patients from an 11-county service area. Guthrie is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network, and it is the first health system based in Pennsylvania and New York to join this network. Guthrie is comprised of a research institute; home care/hospice; hospitals in Corning, NY, and Sayre, Towanda, and Troy, PA; as well as a multi-specialty group practice of more than 300 physicians and 190 mid-level providers in a regional office network encompassing subspecialty and primary care sites in 22 communities throughout Pennsylvania and New York. Guthrie offers a wide range of services and programs designed to enhance the health and wellbeing of those it serves.

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KIDDSTUFF Presenting Sponsors

Ithaca Child was founded in 1990 and is known as “The Paper for Parents.” Ithaca Child and its sister magazine, Ithaca Parent & Teen, are designed to help people decide what to do about a myriad of topics from day care to college, fun and recreation to health care, and much more. Both Ithaca Child and Ithaca Parent & Teen are coowned by Jim Graney and Heidi Lieb-Graney and can be found on numerous area newsstands and online at www.IthacaChild. net. For more information on the company, please visit the website or contact Jim Graney at 607.327.1226 or via email at jgraney@twcny.rr.com.

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46 YEARS

OF PROFESSIONAL THEATRE 1975 Man of La Mancha Sganarelle Arms and the Man The Playboy of the Western World The Price 1976 The Matchmaker Don Pasquale The Drunkard: An Evening with Albee The Owl and the Pussycat The Thunder Carnival 1977 The Imaginary Invalid Last of the Red Hot Lovers A Marvelous Party Heartbreak House 1978 Arsenic and Old Lace Show Boat Private Lives El Grande De Coca Cola Hedda Gabler 1979 Side by Side by Sondheim Pygmalion The Boys from Syracuse The Front Page Sleuth 1980 Wait Until Dark Brigadoon The Passion of Dracula Equus Ah, Wilderness!

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1981 The Gin Game Angel Street Ernest in Love The Sea Anchor The Rainmaker 1982 Gemini Cabaret Dear Ruth Loose Ends Pudd’nhead Wilson 1983 Born Yesterday The Eccentricities of a Nightingale She Loves Me Fifth of July Behind a Mask 1984 The Lion in Winter Damn Yankees Children of a Lesser God Crimes of the Heart State of the Union 1985 Agnes of God Guys and Dolls How the Other Half Loves End of the World With Symposium to Follow Amadeus 1986 Bedroom Farce Anything Goes Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Misalliance The Real Thing

1996 The Diary of Anne Frank I Hate Hamlet Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Camelot Angels in America Fences 1987 You Never Can Tell Gypsy All My Sons Tartuffe The Threepenny Opera 1988 “Master Harold” … and the Boys The Pajama Game The Normal Heart The Waves A Doll’s House Brighton Beach Memoirs 1989 Broadway Bound I Do! I Do! Arms and the Man A Map of the World Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 1990 Driving Miss Daisy Kiss Me, Kate Toys in the Attic Isn’t It Romantic Dracula 1991 Ten Little Indians Carousel Burn This I’m Not Rappaport Major Barbara

1992 The Heidi Chronicles Man of La Mancha The Miracle Worker A Life in the Theatre M. Butterfly 1993 Shirley Valentine Evita Candida A View from the Bridge Lips Together, Teeth Apart 1994 Lost in Yonkers Damn Yankees Six Degrees of Separation Othello Falsettos 1995 The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe Sweeney Todd A Few Good Men Man and Superman The Sisters Rosensweig

1997 The Crucible Picasso at the Lapin Agile South Pacific The Rose Tattoo The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) 1998 To Kill a Mockingbird Jeffrey Forever Plaid Old Wicked Songs The Importance of Being Earnest 1999 The Glass Menagerie As Bees in Honey Drown The Fantasticks How I Learned to Drive Blithe Spirit 2000 The Woman in Black Don’t Dress for Dinner Dames at Sea A Moon for the Misbegotten Greater Tuna


2001 Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat The Legacy Codes Dinner with Friends A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2002 Spinning Into Butter The Sound of Music Bach at Leipzig Cyrano de Bergerac Proof 2003 Topdog/Underdog The Caucasian Chalk Circle My Fair Lady Fixed Stones in His Pockets 2004 The Complete History of America (abridged) The Blue Room Of Mice and Men Indoor/Outdoor Cats

2005 All in the Timing I Am My Own Wife As You Like It Rough Magic The Wiz

2009 Dirty Blonde Once on This Island November Betrayal Rent

2013 Last of the Red Hot Lovers Gypsy 4000 Miles Clybourne Park

2016 I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti In the Heights Third Constellations

2006 Sammy & Me Sleuth Bloodline: The Children of Argos ‘Art’ Hello, Dolly!

2010 The 39 Steps Man of La Mancha Penelope of Ithaca The Piano Lesson The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

2014 Red Around the World in 80 Days Little Shop of Horrors Other Desert Cities

2017 Disgraced A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Dégagé (disengage) The Foreigner Shakespeare's R&J Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

2007 Doubt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Hair Bleeding Kansas All the Great Books (abridged) 2008 The Overwhelming No Child... Bad Dates Oklahoma! The Playboy of the Western World Hedwig and the Angry Inch

2011 Rounding Third Ragtime Ever So Humble Gem of the Ocean The Rocky Horror Show 2012 Lend Me a Tenor Titanic Full Gallop Next to Normal The Trip to Bountiful

2015 God of Carnage Spring Awakening The Hound of the Baskervilles Talley’s Folly

2018 Fortune Chicago Pride and Prejudice A Doll’s House, Part 2 Xanadu Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 2019 Or, What She Will Into the Woods Kinky Boots Little Women Big Play Festival! A Raisin in the Sun August: Osage County You Can’t Take It with You 2020 VIRTUAL The Skin of Our Teeth Uncommon Excerpts and Others Honk Your Horn Queens Girl in the World Sense and Sensibility

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HANGAR FAMILY OF SUPPORTERS We would like to acknowledge the generous individuals who made gifts in support of the Hangar’s mission over the last year. Your steadfast, year-round commitment to quality theatre arts and education has lifted the Hangar into new, exciting territory and continues to propel the organization forward. Thank you for choosing to strengthen our community through the Hangar Theatre and for inspiring us every day of the year. The donation levels in this list reflect contributions made between April 2020 and April 2021 to the Hangar’s Annual Fund, Lisa Bushlow Education Fund, the Next Generation Scholarship Fund, in-kind donations, and donations made in tribute and memoriam. If we have made any errors or omissions in this list, please accept our apologies and bring it to our attention so that we may express our gratitude and correct our records. Please contact our Development department by calling 607.273.8588 or by emailing development@hangartheatre.org

Angels $10,000 + Anonymous Jessica Casey Investors $5,000–$9,999 John & Elaine M. Alexander Richard Boisvert & Joanne Beck Mattison & Kristen Burt Katie Forker Steve & Diane Lauzun Margaret Shackell & Glen Dowell Benefactors $1,500-$4,999 Anonymous Barney & Linda Beins Greg Bostwick & Julia Bonney Jim & Terry Byrnes Andrea Fleck Clardy & Jon Clardy Shelley & Ron Cooper Tilly & Roger Garnett Debbie Kamarck Dana & Anne Mueller

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Carolyn W. Sampson James & Constance Wells Stephen & Amy Yale-Loehr Joel & Cathy Zumoff Associates $750-$1,499 Kate Bronfenbrenner Davina & Garth Desnoes Roy & Fran Dexheimer Colleen & Laurence Drozd Edward & Robin Dubovi John A. Elliott & Laura A. Philips Richard & Lisa Farr Family Nichole Gantshar Kent Goetz The Fox & Hartin Fund André & Jean Jagendorf Susan J. Kaplan Dexter & Frances Kozen Jon Minikes & Susan Backstrom Kathryn & Arthur Pearce

Bill Reeves Jr Katie Replogle & Christine Eng Mel & Jane Richards Valentina Roldan & Jamie Yaman Raymond M. & M. Kathy Schlather Jim Schmotter & Daphne Jameson Laurel Southard & Gwen Seaquist Jeanne & Eugene Yarussi Applause Circle $250-$749 Judy Abrams & Sherman Kelly Margaret Bar-Akiva J. Robert Barlow Barbara Behrmann & Mark Fowler Ken Birman & Anne Neirynck John & Marcie Bishop Kenneth & Susan Brown David & Joan Brumberg Michael & Michelle Cannon Jennifer & Alex Colvin

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