2018 SEASON HANGAR THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
JUNE 28–JULY 14
AUGUST 16–SEPTEMBER 1
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Message from the Artistic Director and Managing Director
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2018 Season Calendar
Theatre for All Ages
10 (Pay) What You Will program
Partners in Flight and Partner in the Arts
Message from the Board President
Hangar Theatre Board of Trustees Next Generation School of Theatre Schedule
FORTUNE CHICAGO PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 XANADU 2018 Hangar Drama League Directing Fellows
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
2018 Hangar Lab Company Whoâ€™s Who at the Hangar
Staff Spotlight: Walter Weiner, Business Director Hangar Staff
Sponsor Spotlight: Ithaca College Our Community Sponsors Our Annual Supporters 43 Years of Professional Theatre Ad Directory
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PATRON INFORMATION PLANNING YOUR TRIP
AT THE SHOW
PARKING: There is plenty of free parking around the Hangar Theatre. Overflow parking is available in Cass Park, within a short walking distance of the theatre.
HANGAR PROPS: Look for an usher in a red vest if you have a question or need help. Our ushers are a dedicated corps of volunteers known as the Hangar PROPS, and they work with House Management to make your experience at the theatre enjoyable and safe.
PATRONS WITH DISABILITIES: If you need accommodation for a disability, please let us know prior to the performance you are attending. You may notify the Box Office when ordering your tickets, or you can call the Audience Services Manager at 607.273.8588 ext. 12. CHILDREN: Children under five are not permitted entry to Mainstage performances. All strollers, baby carriages, and car seats must remain in the lobby during performances. INCLEMENT WEATHER: The Hangar does not cancel or reschedule performances, or offer refunds due to inclement weather.
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. The tables and seating on the patio under the awning are reserved for patrons of the concessions bar. In compliance with the Hangar Theatre’s liquor license, no alcoholic beverages are allowed on the premises except for those purchased from the concessions bar.
SMOKING: Is permitted in designated areas outside the Hangar facility only. CAMERAS, AUDIO & VIDEO EQUIPMENT: Their use is strictly prohibited in the theatre. LOST & FOUND: Located at the theatre. Please ask at the Will Call window. Please note the curtain time on your tickets, as performances begin promptly. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of Hangar management or will be seated in the rear of the theatre, if available, until intermission.
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Open Mon–Fri from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Located in Center Ithaca on the Commons, 171 E. State Street, Ithaca, NY. For information, call 607.273.8588 or email Info@HangarTheatre.org.
Special discounted rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Entertain your friends, extended family, associates, or clients at one of Ithaca’s finest productions! Purchase blocks of tickets for exceptional fundraising opportunities. Call 607.273.8588 ext. 12 during regular administrative office hours, or email GroupSales@HangarTheatre.org.
Call 607.273.8588 ext. 12 during regular administrative office hours, or email BoxOffice@HangarTheatre.org.
Available only to subscribers. Tickets may only be exchanged for different performances of the same production. Any exchanges must be made at least 24 hours before the date and show time printed on the original ticket. Call or visit the Box Office to make an exchange, or email BoxOffice@HangarTheatre.org.
Our lobby and theatre are available for performances, classes, meetings, and other occasions. Email Adam Zonder at Adam@HangarTheatre.org. The Hangar endeavors to partner with other community nonprofit, educational, and performing arts groups. Ask us about our discounted rental rates to assist nonprofit organizations with their fundraising efforts.
Pride and Prejudice
A Doll's House, Part 2
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Open Mon–Sat, 12–6 p.m., and one hour prior to all performances. Located at the Hangar Theatre, 801 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca. 607.273.ARTS (2787). Tickets may also be purchased online at HangarTheatre.org.
TICKETS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS
2018 SEASON CALENDAR
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Playing Peter Pan
The Amazing Tale of the Backyard Overnight Adventure
The Transition of Doodle Pequeño
Seussical JR. Late Night at the Hangar
Why do we go to the theatre?
It’s easier to sit home and watch Netflix. It’s more convenient to go to the movies, where there are lots of different offerings playing at different times. It might be more exciting to go to your local sports arena and root for your home team. With so many other entertainment options, what makes the theatre an inimitable experience?
As a subscriber who spotted us at the Ithaca Mall told us, “You don’t know what you do.” She described how last summer’s plays had helped her fifteen-year-old son through an especially difficult time. What made the story even more inspiring was that her son was with her. And rather than curl into a ball of mortification, as one of us may have done at that age, he put down the wrist-watch he’d been fidgeting with and said, “I even liked one of the plays so much that I bought the script so I could read it.” Theatre is an art form based on the interactions of human beings in real time and space. It brings the excitement of the live sports event and mashes it up with the narrative thrill of television and cinema. At the Hangar, you even get some unique added values: before-the-show prologues and post-show discussions. You’ll sit, in the dark, sharing a piece of art with every other audience member in the theatre — a pop-up community that exists only for the duration of the play. A recent study indicated that the heart beats of audience members sync up at the theatre. This summer, we offer you a program that promises to entertain and engage. The nationally-acclaimed Deborah Zoe Laufer will be directing her play, Fortune, allowing the script to be tailor-made to its performers. The sensational and sensationalist Chicago follows, choreographed by former Bob Fosse assistant and Hangar returning artist, Mimi Quillin. We’re thrilled to present Pride and Prejudice next, adapted by Lansing native and Ithaca College alum Kate Hamill, whose Austen adaptations have been taking the country by storm. A Doll’s House, Part 2, straight from its sold-out Broadway run, is our fourth offering, a hilarious and heart-breaking imagination of a sequel to Ibsen’s masterpiece. And we end with Xanadu, adapted from the cult classic movie starring Olivia Newton John, directed and choreographed by Devanand Janki, who helmed the Hangar’s wildly successful production of Rent. As much as technology has changed the theatre, bringing us indoors and allowing for special effects that enhance the storytelling, we take great comfort in how little the medium has changed during the thousands of years that our species has been making it. Welcome to the Hangar, where we’ll spend some real time, together.
Michael Barakiva Artistic Director
Mary Beth Bunge Managing Director
The Center for the Arts at Ithaca, Inc., d.b.a. the Hangar Theatre, is committed to providing exceptional theatre experiences of high professional quality to enrich, enlighten, educate, and entertain the diverse audiences in the Finger Lakes region. Strong education and training programs are central parts of our commitment to the local and national artistic communities.
THANK YOU THE HANGAR IS GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT OF OUR 2018 PARTNERS IN FLIGHT:
We create theatre for our stage, our community, and our time to engage people of all ages and backgrounds. We believe that the shared experience of an audience is of great value to the individual and creates a more vital community. We are committed to championing great art to awaken a passion for live theatre and to deepen the understanding of the human experience.
2018 PARTNER IN THE ARTS:
We believe that our programs help children learn to collaborate, communicate, and create. We make a commitment to youth programming and arts education, including using theatre as a tool to teach.
These sponsors provide generous support for our annual operations and enable us to bring you quality programming while keeping ticket prices affordable for most of the We nurture young and emerging artists community. We are grateful for their through experience, mentoring, challenge, and commitment to the Hangar and to the support. larger Ithaca arts community. For more information about these sponsors, and We ensure the theatre’s future by making our other community sponsors for 2018, sound financial decisions in support of our please see pages 62–64. artistic and educational programming.
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This Summer Season program guide was produced by the Hangar Theatre Company P.O. Box 205, Ithaca, NY 14851 HangarTheatre.org Editor: Emily Kadish Designer/Photographer: Rachel Philipson Marketing and Public Relations Manager: Thena Gitlin Contributors: Michael Barakiva, Miranda Bianchi, Greg Bostwick, Mary Beth Bunge, Shirley Collado, Sirus Desnoes, Kate Hamill, Devanand Janki, Nancy Kane, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Denise McEnerney, Nathan Norcross, Luciana Parr, Mimi Quillin, Aundre Seals, Ariella Lindsley Schutz, Stephanie Waite, Catherine Weidner, Walter Weiner, Jamie Wells, Adam Zonder Advertising Sales: Denise McEnerney To advertise in the 2019 playbill, please contact Denise McEnerney at 607.273.8588 ext. 10 or email Info@HangarTheatre.org. Printed by
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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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Kate Hamill’s fresh new take on the Jane Austen classic brings great verve to the story of the Bennet sisters. Like most women of the regency period, the Bennet girls know that to win the game of life, they must land the right husband. A variety of mishaps and miscommunications, however, derail budding romances as the sisters learn the complicated rules of mating rituals. Follow Liz, Jane, Bingley, and Darcy as they traverse the trials of societal expectations in this witty adaptation by Ithaca native and IC alum Kate Hamill, fresh from its extended New York run. Premier Sponsor
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by Christopher Parks Be transported with J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who never grows up in this magical journey Peter Pan creates for the Darling children.
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WORLD PREMIERE by Rachel Lampert A young group of friends make a pact, against all odds, to brave the hours of the night, in the dangerous landscape of...their own backyard!
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In A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Nora Helmer walked out on her husband, her children and her life, in the “door slam heard around the world.” Fast-forward to fifteen years later, Nora has returned, in A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Witness her hilarious and heart-breaking homecoming in this poignant comedy that reunites Nora with the world she left behind. Premier Sponsor
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The Muses of Ancient Greek Mythology task themselves to inspire the greatest Venetian artist of all time. But instead of Venice, Italy, they find themselves in 1980s Venice Beach, California. Undeterred, Clio chooses Sonny, a sidewalk chalk muralist and roller-skater extraordinaire, as the perfect candidate. Together they embark on a great artistic journey to restore the mythical rollerskating rink Xanadu! Premier Sponsor
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Did you see our first-ever holiday show last winter? It was such a joy to watch the spectacular production of A Christmas Carol come to be. If you saw it, you know exactly what I mean â€” and if you didn't, you have such a treat in store for you when it returns this winter as our holiday tradition!
2018 BOARD OF TRUSTEES President Jamie Wells Vice President Jessica Casey
Past President Margaret Shackell Trustees Sherron Brown Ann Costello Mallorie David Tilly Garnett Brian Howard Mary Kane Diane Lauzun Nancy Malina Edward Melchen Bonnie Osadchey Valentina Roldan Linda Santos Deborah Schmidle Kate Travis Emeritus Andrea Fleck Clardy Roy Dexheimer Linda Trees Mack Tom Niederkorn Kathryn Pearce Carolyn W. Sampson Artistic Director Michael Barakiva Managing Director Mary Beth Bunge
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When I take my family to see A Christmas Carol again this December, it will be my last time attending the Hangar as Board President and as a board member. At the end of 2018, I will reach the term limit for board service. I am and shall remain an ardent supporter of the Hangar (and a subscriber)! This upcoming transition has led me to reflect on my past nine years of board service and the changes I've witnessed during that time. What amazing growth has happened at the Hangar Theatre! When I began my term on the Hangar Board of Trustees, there was no fall, winter, or spring programming. There was no time or space for outside arts or community organizations. There was no room for intimate musical performances by nationally known artists. Private events were not part of the Hangar's calendar. Writing this letter of welcome in our 2018 playbill, I'm struck by how large an audience I'm addressing. Greetings to all of you who are now attending a Hangar Theatre Company production, an Opera Ithaca event, an Ithaca Shakespeare Company play, a concert presented by DSP Shows, a Civic Ensemble performance, or any of the other myriad community and private events hosted here at the Hangar. What a far reaching and growing family this space has fostered. More than 35,000 people passed through the doors at the Hangar in 2017. The growth and sustainability of an organization such as this is the product of hard work and wonderful community support. I want to thank all of my colleagues from the board and the Hangar's dedicated staff for these past years. And I would also like to thank you, dear reader. As an audience member, a donor, a lover of entertainment, or a seeker of enlightenment and education, you are the reason that we all do what we do. You are the reason this space exists, and with your support, you are the reason it will continue to prosper. I'm so excited to watch as the Hangar continues to expand its family. I have the utmost faith in the joint leadership of Michael Barakiva and Mary Beth Bunge, coupled with our current board and next year's incoming board president, Jessica Casey. Here's to our 2018 Summer Season and beyond! All my thanks,
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PROLOGUE SERIES Before each of our Mainstage performances, we hold a preshow discussion led by a member of the Hangar’s artistic staff or an artist working on the show. Come early and get the inside scoop from Hangar artists! Prologue is free, starts 45 minutes before curtain time, and ends 20 minutes before curtain time. Everyone is welcome.
TUESDAY TALKBACKS Our popular Tuesday Talkbacks take place during the run of each production. If you have a ticket for a Tuesday evening show, stay afterwards to hear members of the cast and creative team answer your questions and share some inside information about the production. This year’s Tuesday Talkbacks are scheduled for:
June 19 July 3 and 10 July 24 Aug. 7 Aug. 21 & 28
Fortune Chicago Pride and Prejudice A Doll’s House, Part 2 Xanadu
(Pay) What You Will program Making live theatre affordable for everyone!
With support from wonderful community sponsors, the Hangar sets aside tickets to a Saturday performance of each Mainstage and KIDDSTUFF production and invites patrons to name their own price. These tickets are available at the Box Office, starting one hour before show time, on the following days:
KIDDSTUFF SERIES all performances on Saturdays at noon
MAINSTAGE SERIES all performances on Saturdays at 3:00 pm
June 23 Playing Peter Pan July 7 The Amazing Tale of the Backyard Overnight Adventure July 14 The Transition of Doodle Pequeño July 28 Snow White Aug. 11 Seussical JR.
June 16 Fortune June 30 Chicago July 21 Pride and Prejudice Aug. 4 A Doll’s House, Part 2 Aug. 18 Xanadu
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SUMMER BREAK-A-LEG Two Weeks to the Future
Miranda Bianchi, Teaching Artist and Coordinator One of the most popular additions to last summer’s Next Generation School of Theatre was Summer Break-a-Leg, a two-week workshop where elementaryage students imagine and devise their own play from the ground up. We asked Miranda Bianchi, the teaching artist who created and facilitated the workshop, about Summer Break-a-Leg’s success, and about what excites her most about its return this summer.
the innate, unique artist in each child, and having the privilege of watching them bring their creations to life! How do ensemble development and collaboration in a project like Summer Break-a-Leg stretch different muscles than typical "group work" in an academic setting?
What are you looking forward to most about this upcoming summer with Next Generation School of Theatre?
There is so much I love about Next Generation — it's truly the highlight of my year. I look forward every summer to all the familiar faces of our returning students as well as meeting and getting to know our new students! It is such a privilege to facilitate their exploration Summer Break-a-Leg is unique in of so many different facets of theatre that, while putting on an amazing through our programs, and to see them performance is one of our goals, that type of product-oriented success is not grow from day to day and year to year. As Next Generation Coordinator, I'm the driving focus of the program. My so excited about continuing to build my main focus as a teacher is to create a spirit of ensemble and a space that relationship with the community. This will be my third year at the Hangar, encourages adventure, creativity, and there's no other place I'd rather risk, and overwhelming support at be putting down roots. This community each turn. When kids feel free to is truly special, and by engaging with express their ideas, take chances, students from across Ithaca (and the and make mistakes, magic surrounding counties!), I get a front-row happens. Classroom settings often What was the biggest seat to our future. orient students to find the Right Answer. takeaway of Summer Break-A-Leg for Theatre programs like Summer Breakthe students? For you? a-Leg encourage students to explore, to come up with a variety of answers I am consistently blown away by the — and sometimes the questions near-limitless creativity of young people. themselves! Students emerge with No matter how many classes I teach, I confidence, voicing ideas, speaking am amazed by our students' ability to and performing in front of others, create something from nothing — and and thinking outside the box. It's to form a fiercely collaborative and really magical to watch such a tightsupportive ensemble with people they've knit community form so quickly and only just met. Our students come away create something so representative with a renewed confidence in themselves of their individual identities as well and their ability to create art. The best as embracing and representing part of my job is affirming and fostering the identity of their newfound ensemble.
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WEEK LONG PAGE-TO-STAGE PLAY CREATION AND PERFORMING PROGRAM FEBRUARY 18–22
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CLASS SCHEDULE SUMMER 2018 RISING 2ND - 4TH GRADE
JULY 9–13 MUSICAL THEATRE WEEK
RISING 5TH - 7TH GRADE
RISING 8TH - 12TH GRADE
CLOWNING AROUND Create your original clown character and let them loose as you learn about the joy of wonder and observation.
STORY IN MOTION What story are you telling as you move through space? Open your awareness to how physicality can express more than words.
PLAYWRITING Work with the playwright of the Hangar’s A Christmas Carol to unlock the basics of playwriting to tell your story.
PLAY A DAY Get your imaginations revved up to work in a variety of styles to create a new play each day!
MYTH MANIA Dive into the world of mythology to explore how to create characters and tell stories on stage.
CONTEMPORARY WORKSHOP Explore various aspects of contemporary movement en route to working as an ensemble to create an original piece.
SING-A-LONG In a fun group environment, experience the joy in communicating through song!
BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT Explore the techniques of acting through song in this musical theatre repertoire workshop.
CHOREO CHALLENGE Brush up your skills at learning choreography to boost your performance in auditions and rehearsals.
BROADWAY BOOGIE Let your inner rhythm and beat lead the way as you join the group in moving as an ensemble.
DANCING THROUGH LIFE Learn how to act a character through dance in this fusion of ballet, jazz, and theatre dance.
SHOWSTOPPER SONGBOOK Explore the techniques of acting through song in this musical theatre repertoire workshop.
SUMMER BREAK-A-LEG JULY 23– AUGUST 3
In this two-week program, students explore how to create an original, world premiere play from the ground up! Throughout the process they focus on teamwork, imagination, movement, the power of play, and FUN! The culmination of the program is the chance to share the original play with friends and family in a performance on the final day. 2nd–5th grades. Rehearses Mon–Fri, 9:00 am–5:00 pm.
KIDDSTUFF SEUSSICAL JR JULY 23– AUGUST 11
Take the Hangar stage by storm in our fully produced KIDDSTUFF production of Seussical JR. Rehearsals will give all students the opportunity to sing, dance, and act under the guidance of professional artists, culminating with 6 performances at the Hangar Theatre! 6th–12th grades. Rehearses Mon–Fri, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Performances August 9, 10, 11.
BEHIND THE SCENES WEEK AUGUST 13–17 ACTING WEEK
PUPPET PALS Bring your own puppet creation to life while you learn the basics of puppetry and working as a puppet ensemble.
INTRO TO DESIGN Learn how a designer approaches a script to create a dynamic world that shapes and supports the story.
VOICE ACTING Explore the endless possibilities in the realms of voice acting: animation, commercials, and radio plays!
IMAGINE A WORLD Piece by piece we create a whole environment on stage through elements like scenery, costumes, sound, and lighting — explore it all!
MASTERS OF MAGIC Unleash your inner wizard and amaze your friends and family. Learn the tricks of the trade in this master class.
PUPPETRY FOR ACTORS Study acting through the physicality of a puppet and explore how to translate that work into your own body.
CHARACTER CREATION Every character has their own story, voice, walk, and more! Play with all the tools to building a character.
THE BARD’S BRAVADO Unlock all the power that’s packed into Shakespeare’s text in this class that empowers you to bring those words to life!
AUDITION TECHNIQUE Learn how to approach each aspect of the audition process with confidence and clarity — monologues, cold reading, and more!
STEP INTO A STORY What would YOU do if you stepped into the place of Cinderella or Peter Pan? Explore acting from your own unique perspective.
IMPACT IMPROV Dive into various forms of improvisation and learn how honing those skills “on your toes” can keep you grounded on stage.
SHAKESPEARE SHOWDOWN Unlock all the power that’s packed into Shakespeare’s text in this class that empowers you to bring those words to life!
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THE CHILDREN of A Christmas Carol One of the many joys of bringing a world premiere adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the community last winter was welcoming twelve young people from across Tompkins County into the cast. Many of these young actors were previously connected with the Hangar through our education programs and as audience members of our KIDDSTUFF plays for youth. For each of them, however, our Carol was their first experience in rehearsal and production for a professional theatre. Ariella Lindsley Schutz, a 7th grade student at Lansing Middle School recalled, “Being in such a tight-knit cast taught me so many things about laughter, communication, and family.” One of our youngest cast members was Luciana Parr, a 5th grade student at South Hill Elementary School. She echoed Ariella’s sentiments. “I valued everyone working together as a team. I also valued the family relationship of the crew and the cast. If something
happened, there was always someone there to help you out — whether finding a missing costume piece or making an entrance on time. Everyone was friendly and helped bring the show to life.” “Being a part of such amazing people who were like a second family to me was one of the most special experiences of my life,” Sirus Desnoes, a 9th grade student at Lansing High School and the recent recipient of the Erin Aljoe Schlather Award for exemplary service by a young person to the theatre, shared. Many thanks to all our youth cast members for joining the Hangar Theatre Company family, and for helping us to begin this holiday tradition! Hangar Theatre Company presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by Aoise Stratford December 1–23, 2018 Tickets available in October
Members of the youth cast of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol make their professional debuts.
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HANGAR THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
Deborah Zoe Laufer JUNE 14–23, 2018
Scenic Design Kent Goetz
Costume Design Mira Veikley†
Stage Manager Kristen Loughry*
Production Manager Adam Zonder
Lighting Design Deborah Constantine†
Sound Design Don Tindall
Deborah Zoe Laufer Originally presented by Marin Theatre Company. (Lee Sankowich, Artistic Director; Gabriella Calicchio, Managing Director)
MAKING MY FORTUNE I wrote Fortune when I was pregnant with my first child, Alex. Yes, I was thrilled and excited, and I had the usual pregnancy emotional spirals, but mostly I was struck for the first time with a real terror of loss. I hadn’t even met him yet, but I knew there was now someone in my life I couldn’t survive losing. And that’s what’s really at the heart of the play — the realization of what a risk it is to love someone that much.
The idea for the play gave me the chance to revisit all those old movies from the ’40s, like Blithe Spirit — wild comedies with a zany medium who could see, or more often, pretend to see, the future. When I was a kid I was obsessed with those scenes, with their theatricality, and with the possibilities of magic. I was telling my mother about the idea of this play as we were walking in New York City. We passed a sign for a
fortune teller: $10 a question. My mom said, “my treat!” We went inside, into a room very much like Kent’s set. The fortune teller was so clearly disgusted with her job, with me, with life. She spat out an incredibly general answer to my question, and when I asked if she could be a little more specific, she sneered and told me I could leave. I walked out, delighted, and told my mother: I got my play! The play premiered at the Juilliard School, almost twenty
years ago, as my secondyear project. I was assigned a young director, who was also a student at Juilliard. That student was Michael Barakiva. Life is amazing, right? We had a blast — it was one of the first productions of any of my plays, we learned a ton, we were so proud of the show, and Michael became a dear friend. So, it’s crazy and sweet and deeply meaningful to me to be directing this play, with Michael by my side, at the Hangar.
By Deborah Zoe Laufer Playwright and Director
THE MASTER and the Worm People While searching for my creative entry point as the choreographer of this season’s Chicago, I investigated how the brilliant Bob Fosse originally created the dances. The phrase “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” was plastered across the front of my brain as I pondered a way to create new dances. Literally copying Fosse’s production just didn’t seem like anything the Master would have done himself. And as I knew from working with him on the revival of Sweet Charity in 1985, Bob encouraged all his performers to reach beyond their present abilities. To me, that meant figuring out how Bob made the dances, not just their component steps. Kevin Winkler, author of Big Deal: Bob Fosse and the Dance in the American Musical, finally put me out of my misery. I am extremely thankful to him for his astute observations and tireless research into the method behind Fosse’s genius. It turns out that the Master used one of the oldest tricks in the book: the Greek chorus. Of course! During our work on the revival of Sweet Charity, Fosse was always rooting out moments of fluff when the ensemble appeared to be “happy peasants dancing.” If the choreography didn’t propel the story forward, he cut it or revised it to make darn sure that it did. Fosse thought of the steps in a dance like the words in a script. You had to dance the meaning of the steps. He required the show’s sixteen ensemble dancers to perform with a collective voice on the dramatic action. And at times we even expressed an emotion appropriate to the storyline through our movements. According to Winkler, Gwen Verdon, Chicago’s original Roxie Hart as well as Fosse’s muse and wife, stated that Fosse referred to the Chicago ensemble as “worm people” who observe and comment on the action. There’s my Greek chorus! Verdon said that each member of Chicago’s ensemble had an individualized sequence of steps that, when performed all together and in slow motion, created a wave of movement that shifted into unison steps with startling precision.
By Mimi Quillin
Playwright and Choreographer
Worm people? It’s a fantastic image. The ensemble is underneath the earth, always present but hidden. Rising up out of the dirt, they wiggle and crawl. This means the door is open to use the floor, the chairs, the walls, and anything else a dancer can creep along on. As a choreographer, this is rich fodder for my imagination. And it doesn’t have anything to do with which foot you flex or point. It has to do entirely with what you are saying by flexing or pointing your foot. However, in case you’re worried, I admit I will take a few steps straight off of Fosse’s stage simply because they are too delicious to forego. But another thing the Master taught me was, “if you are going to steal, steal from the best.” I think that says it all. Thanks, Bob.
HANGAR THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse Music by
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins Script Adaptation by David Thompson JUNE 28–JULY 14, 2018 Scenic Design Shoko Kambara†
Costume Design Suzanne Chesney†
Lighting Design Dawn Chiang†
Sound Design Todd Hutchinson
Wig Designer Christopher Enlow
Puppetry Consultant Scott Hitz
Cirque Consultant Amy Cohen
Magic Consultant Mike Stanley
Stage Manager Myles C. Hatch*
Production Manager Adam Zonder
Music Director Daniel Lincoln
Choreographer Mimi Quillin
Fools, Clowns and a
LITTLE BIT OF HEART By Aundre Seals
The sad clown — we know the type. We’ve seen him (and her) in all forms of entertainment: Charlie Chaplin, Robin Williams, Zach Galifianakis, Steve Carell, Rachel Dratch, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Melissa McCarthy, to name a few. Saturday Night Live alone has attracted some of our greatest sad clown actors — John Belushi and Chris Farley come to mind. But what makes these actors so adept at playing sad clowns? Is it the highly specific physical life they breathe into their characters? Is it their uncanny ability to turn the light off and on in their eyes? Is it the innate spark of comedy that just happens to course through their veins? Yes, it’s all of those things and more. But most importantly, if you strip away the layers, pull off the big red nose, and rip away the colorful wig, underneath is a really big heart. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE
The author on the Hangar stage, as Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Left) and as Bob Cratchit in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (Right).
Heart is the essence of every sad clown. It’s the driving force behind every decision the sad clown makes. The sad clown follows his heart. The musical vaudeville Chicago may seem to lack any heart; as the Master of Ceremonies says, it is a story of “murder,
greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery, and treachery.” We follow Roxie’s upward trajectory of murderous fame, and it all seems pretty bleak. Fortunately, all hope is not lost, because John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Bob Fosse do indeed give us a little bit of heart, in the form of the appropriately named Amos Hart. Amos is based on the great Bahamian American entertainer and vaudevillian Bert Williams. Williams was the first black American to play a leading role on the Broadway stage and was a pioneer in fighting against racial inequality during his three-decade career. (I encourage each and every one of you to watch Bert Williams’ greatest routine, in which he plays a game of cards by himself. It is one of the most extraordinary moments of pure vaudeville clowning.) Amos provides for the audience a breath of fresh air from the manipulative Billy Flynn and the murderous women of Chicago. He is, simply, a good man. He believes that his wife his good, and he believes that people can change. His goodness is exploited by both by his wife and the justice system — and so we have a man who, in classic vaudeville fashion, takes the stage in clown makeup to sadly croon his way through “Mr. Cellophane.”
As an actor who has made a career of playing sad clowns, I have been waiting to check Amos Hart off my bucket list, because Amos wears his heart on his sleeve fully, and I have a tendency to do the same. I also have a tendency to enjoy tomfoolery, hijinks, mischief, clowning, and play. In the turbulent, uncertain, darker times we currently live in, a bit more heart is necessary. So let’s be a bit more foolish, a bit more clownish, a bit more loving, and live our lives with a bit more heart.
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Coming HomeAGAIN It’s not very often that I stare at a blank screen, at a loss for words. But in this case — this very happy case — I’m, for once, speechless. Having my play Pride and Prejudice at the Hangar is almost immeasurably meaningful to me, because the Hangar is where I began my life in the theatre. I was raised in Lansing, New York, just a short drive up Cayuga Lake. When I was eleven years old, my parents decided that I — a small, highenergy, oddball child who sometimes chafed at traditional education settings — might benefit from joining Hangar’s Next Generation School of Theatre. I never looked back. At the Hangar, I “caught the bug,” as they say; but I’ve always found that saying antithetical to the actual experience. It’s true that theatre never drains out of the blood once it takes hold, but instead of infecting, it heals and strengthens. For me, theatre was a transfusion of life force: a way for this small, high-energy, oddball child to find community, find
a home, find a purpose. The Hangar was the first place I thought, “Hey — maybe I can do this.”
It was on the Hangar’s stage that I first fell in love with this work. It was just outside the Hangar’s doors that I was first asked if I might do this “when I became a grown-up.” I decided on the spot that I would become an actor. (I’m
By Kate Hamill Playwright
still waiting for the growingup part.) The Hangar gave me my first-ever professional gig, playing Betty Parris in The Crucible when I was all of fourteen years old. The
Hangar first introduced me to the joys of a rehearsal room and the jitters of an opening night. It is here that I first learned to swear, colorfully and frequently — sorry, parents, this will occasionally be a result of introducing your child to adult actors. It is here
that I first saw and wept over some of the masterworks of the American theatre: A Moon for the Misbegotten! The Rose Tattoo! Angels in America! They will never be separate, for me, from this place. I got older (if not quite grown-up), I went to Ithaca College to get my degree in acting (hello, IC!), I moved to New York City, and I am fortunate enough, at the moment, to make my life in the theatre. I’m so grateful that Michael Barakiva, an artist I deeply admire and respect, has brought Pride and Prejudice here, at this theatre where I first learned my work. This is where it began for me, and to return is deeply meaningful; I find myself, again, at a bit of a loss for words. I find myself looking for ghosts: of old plays, old friends, old ties. I envision small, oddball kids exposed to the Hangar’s magic, who may sit in the audience and think, “Hey — maybe I can do this. Maybe this is coming home.”
HANGAR THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
based on the novel by Jane Austen JULY 19–28, 2018 Scenic Design Raul Abrego†
Costume Design Sydney Maresca†
Music Director Zeek Smith
Choreographer Fatima Sowe
Stage Manager Kristen Loughry*
Production Manager Adam Zonder
Lighting Design Matthew Richards†
Sound Design Don Tindall
Suzanne Agins+ World premiere production co-produced by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and Primary Stages; June 24, 2017, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Davis McCallum, Artistic Director; Kate Liberman, Managing Director) November 19, 2017, Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director) PRIDE AND PREJUDICE received a presentation as part of The Other Season at Seattle Repertory Theatre 2016-2017. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
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A BRIEF HISTORY
of Western Theatre A Doll’s House may very well be the most important play ever written. Without it, theatre might still be mired in the filmsy melodramas and well-made plays that had dominated popular entertainment for over one hundred years. Think about it: When was the last time you attended a play that was written in the first half of the nineteenth century? I posed this question on Facebook recently, daring my theatre-savvy friends to name an often-produced play from this period. I got a few Marivaux titles, a handful of Buchners, some Goethe, a Schiller or two — nothing we would consider common fare. I will let scholars debate the issue of why so few plays from this era made it into the canon; regardless, I feel quite confident that A Doll’s House changed everything. Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House premiered in 1879. August Strindberg, who wrote Miss Julie, received his first major production three years later, in 1881. Anton Chekhov received his first commission in 1887. George Bernard Shaw was established as a critic, but he didn’t receive success as a playwright until 1894, with Arms and the Man. None of these writers’ careers would have been possible without Ibsen.
Ibsen penned A Doll’s House at the age of fifty-one, creating a play that resembled the forgettable offerings of the time: it was set in a recognizable upper middle-class drawing room, with bourgeois characters who resembled many of the audience members. The plot is an effective nail-biter: Will Torvald discover that Nora has committed forgery to save his life? And when he does learn of her crimes, what then? Spoiler alert: what theatrical convention presented as a binary choice (Will Torvald leave Nora, or stay?), Ibsen explodes open. Ibsen explodes this seeming-binary construct and modern drama is born, like Athena out of Zeus' head, fullyformed. A Doll’s House, Part 2 is Lucas Hnath’s imagined sequel to Ibsen’s original and ground-breaking work. Hnath presents Nora’s hilarious and heart-breaking homecoming, full of reunions, recriminations, and reconciliations, fifteen years after the events of “Part 1.” But Hnath is not merely revisiting Ibsen’s characters; he borrows the same structural trick that Ibsen employs in A Doll’s House, to equally potent and devastating effect. Nora returns home because she needs something from her husband. Will he give it to her, or won’t he? Unlike Ibsen’s audience, we have the thrill of expecting the unexpected, anticipating what new doors might spring open.
By Michael Barakiva
Artistic Director Michael@HangarTheatre.org
HANGAR THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
AUGUST 2–11, 2018
Scenic Design Steve TenEyck†
Costume Design Olivera Gajic†
Sound Design Joshua Maywood
Production Stage Manager Jennifer Schilansky*
Lighting Design Steve TenEyck† Production Manager Adam Zonder
Michael Barakiva+ Originally produced on Broadway by Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson. Commissioned and first produced by South Coast Repertory. A DOLL’S HOUSE, PART 2 is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
SUMMER CAMP Devanand Janki Rolls Back into Town Devanand Janki, Xanadu’s director and choreographer, has been in the performing arts business his entire life. Originally from Canada, Dev started in opera, as a boy soprano. In his youth, he danced professionally; after ten years performing on Broadway, he shifted his focus to directing and choreography.
time, a very special time with great people — some of whom I gave their first job, like Danielle Brooks [Orange is the New Black]; Jevon McFerrin [Hamilton]; Nik Walker [Hamilton National Tour], and Asia Kate Dillon [Orange is the New Black, Billions] … it was an amazing, allstar cast.”
An independent artist based in New York City, Dev is also the artistic leader of a unique theatre company that celebrates diversity: Live & In Color, located in Salem, Connecticut. Live & In Color was Dev’s response to the limited availability of roles for performers of color. “Live & In Color is a developmental retreat where we develop new plays and musicals and workshop them to create a pipeline for new musicals to be brought to the stage,” Dev says. The project is beginning to bear fruit. “Our first musical is being optioned on Broadway, and the second is being shopped in London; there is an outpouring of support for this mission of diversity, which is my life goal in my work.”
Dev returned to the Hangar in 2010 to choreograph Man of La Mancha, and again in 2011 to direct The Rocky Horror Show, “which was super fun … Xanadu is in that vein of campy rock ’n’ roll shows.” When Artistic Director Michael Barakiva invited Dev to direct Xanadu for the Hangar’s 2018 season, Dev responded with enthusiasm. “That’s totally up my alley, my sense of humor. The Ithaca audience will really enjoy this.” The musical is based on a 1980 film of the same name, starring Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton-John. Despite its bestselling soundtrack, the film was widely panned by critics — a perfect setup for its “so bad, it’s good” cult status.
Dev has previously brought his creative talents to the Hangar to direct and/or choreograph four different productions under Artistic Director Peter Flynn. He directed the first regional performance of Rent in 2009, an experience he describes as “thrilling! We got to reinvent the show — and it was right before [the Hangar’s] renovation. During the last performance, the cast got to do some of the demolition! This was an exciting
But will Xanadu’s glittery, celestial rollerdisco play well in Ithaca? Dev’s not worried. He explains that Douglas Carter Beane’s 2007 musical adaptation “is funny, campy, festive … and really smart. It’s a commentary on art and society in funny, silly ways.” He describes the show’s music, by John Farrar and Jeff Lynne, as “extraordinary,” with a late ’70s, early ’80s vibe. “Even those who don’t know the movie will recognize the songs, [and] for those
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who know the show, it will be familiar and really surprising.” He loves the musical’s lightheartedness — he recalls fondly that he left the theatre “beaming and excited” after seeing the Broadway production. And besides, “[Ithaca] audiences are so enthusiastic … I was very excited when Michael invited me to come back.”
HANGAR THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
Douglas Carter Beane
Music and Lyrics by
Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Based on the Universal Pictures film with a screenplay by Richard Danus & Marc Rubel
Originally produced on Broadway by Robert Ahrens, Dan Vickery, Tara Smith/B. Swibel, Sara Murchson/Dale Smith & Cari Smulyan
AUGUST 16–SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 Scenic Design John Iacovelli† Music Director Zeek Smith Stage Manager Kristen Loughry*
Costume Design Dixon Reynolds
Lighting Design Cory Pattak†
Sound Design Sean Hagerty
Assistant Director/Choreographer Jordy Diaz Production Manager Adam Zonder
Directed and Choreographed by
XANADU is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. MTIShows.com
Funnily enough, the first big production that earned Dev professional recognition was Zanna, Don’t!, an off-Broadway parody of the original film in which the whole world is gay, and straights are outcasts. Dev is pleased to join actress Anika Larson in the exclusive club of theatre professionals whose resumés list both Zanna, Don’t! and Xanadu.
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2018 HANGAR DRAMA LEAGUE
Every summer, the Hangar Theatre and the Drama League team up to give four future artistic leaders the extraordinary experience of heading the Hangar’s Lab Company, producing the Wedge Series and Late Night at the Hangar cabarets, and directing KIDDSTUFF productions. Applicants for the Hangar Drama League Directing Fellowship submit a production essay and artistic statement, which are reviewed by a panel (including the Hangar’s Director of Education & Artistic Associate, Nathan Norcross). Sixteen finalists come to New York for a day of interviews with three panels of national theatre artists. Once selected, the four Hangar Drama League Directing Fellows join an incredibly prestigious group of alumni, including Sam Gold and Rachel Chavkin. This season, the Hangar Theatre and the Drama League are pleased to introduce Ithaca audiences to these four inspiring directors:
Jake Beckhard is a freelance theater director and the Director of Performance at Chinatown Soup, an ethical gallery on New York City’s Lower East Side (chinatownsoup.nyc). He is the 2016 Westport Country Playhouse Directing Fellow and a member of the 2017 Williamstown Theatre Festival directing corps. His work has been seen at Theater for the New City, The Flea Theater, The Tank, The Brick Theater, Atlantic Stage 2, Chinatown Soup, and apartments across Manhattan. Most recently: Intuitive Men, by Sofya Levitsky-Weitz at The Tank. Jake has credits with Westport Country Playhouse, Arena Stage, and the New Group, including assistant directing for Molly Smith, Trip Cullman, Danya Taymor, and Scott Elliott. jake-beck.com; @ jakebecknation.
Kyle Haden is a director and Equity actor beginning his fourth season as Artistic Director of the Ashland New Plays Festival in Oregon, where he has worked on workshops of Hazardous Materials and Edward III, as well as readings of Now This and The Luckiest People. He has directed productions across the country, including Hamlet (Island Shakespeare Festival) and The Monologue Project (Pittsburgh). As an actor, Kyle has performed at regional theaters including Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and Cleveland Play House, as well as various theaters in New York City and Chicago. He spent three seasons in the acting company at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and is a member of their Institute Faculty. Kyle is an Assistant Professor of Acting at Carnegie Mellon University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. BA: Wake Forest University, MFA: Columbia University.
Ivey Lowe is a New Yorkbased director and fight director with a focus on new works development. Recent directing includes: Happily Ever After (Bloomington Playwrights Project), Exposed Bone (The PIT), The Ascent (Williamstown Theater Festival), and The Question of My Virginity (Secret Theatre). Recent developmental work includes a staged reading of The Allies (The Habitat), a reading of For the Love of (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), and a work-inprogress showing of Untitled Moments (devised) in The Tank’s Brunch Residency. She has developed new works with Williamstown Theater Festival, Vertigo Theater Company, New Georges, IAMA Theatre Company, and The Flea Theater, among others. She is an alumnus of The Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Williamstown Theater Festival directing corps, 24 Hour Plays: Nationals, and the 2016–17 SDCF Observership Program. BFA: Savannah College of Art and Design.
Christopher Nùñez is currently pursuing his MFA in Directing at Florida State University. He is an early-career director with professional experience as a manager, producer, and designer. Previous credits include: Associate Company Manager for The Phantom of the Opera (dir. Hal Prince) and Rock of Ages (dir. Kristen Hanggi); Assistant Producer for Magic Mike Live (dir. Channing Tatum), Magic Reinvented Nightly, and Puppet Up: Uncensored; Stage Manager for The Groundlings. He spent ten years creating and developing with BASE Entertainment. Christopher is a passionate scholar of the history of American casino entertainment and formerly served as a docent at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. He is a consultant on the Broadway Center, a New York City museum currently in development. BFA in Theatre Design and Technology from FSU.
THE 2018 WEDGE SERIES
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For the second year, the Lab Company and Drama League Directing Fellows will be in residence at the Cherry Artspace, Ithaca’s newest theatre. Artistic director Sam Buggeln is thrilled to welcome the Wedge into the Artspace, itself a newly-built home for the Cherry’s company of artists. “The amazing, innovative work of the Wedge is probably the aspect of the Hangar that’s most like the Cherry’s work, so it just seemed like a terrific overlap,” Sam said.
“I came to the Hangar for the first time as a Drama League Director in 2001, and finding a home for the Wedge was one of my top priorities,” Hangar Artistic Director Michael Barakiva said. “Last year was a resounding success for both us and the Cherry, and we are so lucky to continue this relationship for its second year.”
Performances begin at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on June 21 & 22, July 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 26 & 27 Free — first come, first served. Visit HangarTheatre.org or check your playbill insert for show titles!
2018 HANGAR THEATRE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL COMPANY
Ariel Neema Blake
New this summer, the Hangar Theatre Young Professional Company is composed of a handful of actors newly forging their professional careers. We hope that this opportunity to work alongside established professionals will create a lasting bond between these performers and our special community, and that this opportunity will continue to draw the nation’s top young talent to Ithaca. The YoProCo was drawn from alumni of the Hangar Theatre Company’s Lab program, recent Ithaca College graduates, as well as through an invitationonly submission and audition process to the top training programs in the country, including NYU, Juilliard, Columbia and Brown. Ariel Neema Blake is a Brooklyn-based actor, teaching artist, and graduate of The University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She was a Kenan Fellow with Lincoln Center Education after graduation, and she recently appeared in the new TBS comedy, The Last O.G., starring Tracy Morgan. She is very excited to be here at the Hangar, reunited with Michael Barakiva. He directed her in The Duchess of Malfi last spring at UNCSA, her favorite theatrical experience to date! Jordy Diaz is an Ithaca College graduate from Miami, FL. He most recently directed The Diary of Adam & Eve at Ithaca College, and he has also assisted on productions of The Wolves, Wonderful Town, and Twelfth Night. Last summer, he served as the Hangar Lab Company Choreographer and assisted on A Funny Thing Happened
on the Way to the Forum, Dégagé, and Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. Since then, Jordy has also choreographed a production of Rent as well as various dance pieces for RockHard Dance Company. He is excited to be making his return to the Hangar Theatre this summer! Jared Brendon Hopper is a New York City-based actor. This June, he graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English and certificates in Theater and Music Theater. As part of the 2017 Lab Company, he was seen at the Hangar last summer in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Pullman Car Hiawatha; and The Journey of Lewis and Clark, and Other Tales from Way Out West. Some other recent credits include the premiere production of Picnic at Hanging Rock: A New Musical (Princeton University, dir. Nico Krell), Assassins
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(Princeton Summer Theatre, dir. Tatiana Pandiani), and Into the Woods (Princeton University, dir. Ethan Heard). Many thanks to Michael Barakiva and everyone at the Hangar for welcoming him back to beautiful Ithaca this summer!
Hal Miers is pursuing his MFA in Acting from Columbia University. Other stage credits include Frankenstein (Off-Broadway), A Little More Alive and His Girl Friday (Barrington Stage Company), Fiddler on the Roof (PA Shakespeare Festival), Grease (La Comedia Theater), and the national tour of The Sound of Music. Hal is a proud member of the SAG-AFTRA union. His television credits include As The World Turns and SNL. @halamander
Lea Sevola is a proud Ithaca College alumna, and she is thrilled to be making her Hangar Theatre debut in Xanadu! Previous regional credits include A View from the Bridge (Catherine) and Schoolhouse Rock Live! (Shulie) at Hope Summer Repertory Theatre as well as Urinetown (Josephine Strong) at the Cider Mill Playhouse. Her favorite Ithaca College credits include Little Women (Meg March), Wonderful Town (Helen), Arcadia (Chloë), and Anon(ymous) (Naja). Many thanks to the Hangar team and her family for all their love and support!
Sandrinne Erdstrom Sandrinne Edstrom is just now graduating from the BFA Musical Theater program at Ithaca College and is thrilled to make her debut at the Hangar Theatre! Her recent college credits include: Little Women (Amy), Arcadia (Thomasina, dir. Greg Bostwick), and A Chorus Line (Female Swing). In Florida, she was last seen in Les Misérables (Eponine), A Chorus Line (Val), and Hair (Sheila) at the Blake Theater; and in Urinetown (Little Sally) and Into the Woods (Little Red) at the CSA Theater CompANY. She also performed with Pentatonix in the inaugural A Cappella Academy Concert in Los Angeles, and she was a “Grammy Museum’s Music Revolution Project” winner for her skills in songwriting.
Rachel Ravel is overjoyed to be back at the Hangar after performing with the Lab Company in 2016. Previous Hangar credits: The Velveteen Rabbit, The Golem, and the world premiere of Oh Oh You Will Be Sorry! She has appeared in New York workshops/readings at The Gym at Judson, Robert Moss Theater, Less Than Rent, and more. Rachel co-created, co-writes, and acts in the BroadwayWorld. com original series Rachel Unraveled; season one now streaming. Fordham Theatre class of 2019.
Bretana Turkon is a rising senior BFA Musical Theatre major at Ithaca College and very excited to be returning to the Hangar Theatre, having spent last summer as a member of their Lab Company. Previous credits include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Gymnasia) with the Hangar, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Maria) with the Ithaca Shakespeare Company, and Abduction from the Seraglio with Opera Ithaca. Ithaca College credits include Wonderful Town, Winter Bodies, and Titanic.
2018 HANGAR THEATRE LAB COMPANY
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The Hangar Theatre Lab Company is an ensemble of early-career actors, choreographers, directors, and playwrights who collaborate with the Drama League Directors and Hangar Design Fellows to produce diverse offerings throughout the summer season: our KIDDSTUFF Series for youth and families, the experimental Wedge Series at the Cherry Artspace, and our Late Night at the Hangar cabaret series. Lab Company members 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. Culled from a national search process, the 29 members of this yearâ€™s Lab Company represent 15 states and 20 colleges/universities. 2017 KIDDSTUFF's Aesop's Fables
ACTORS: Hannah Anderson is a rising senior acting major at Ithaca College from Los Angeles, CA. Previous credits include Scarcity (Rachel), A Servant of Two Masters (Triangle Player), and Boy (Jenny) at Ithaca College. Other credits include Our Town (Emily) and Godspell (Learn Your Lessons) at Oaks Christian High School, and Chelsea and Vagabond, an LGBT student film. Hannah is also the creator, writer, and director of an upcoming web series. Hannah wants to thank her family, friends, and teachers for always supporting her art and pushing her to be a better person and performer. Evan Board is from Fish Creek, WI. He is a senior Theatre and Creative Writing major at Oberlin College. Recent college credits include Angels in America: Millennium Approaches (Prior), The Sign in Sidney Burstein’s Window (Sidney), The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? (Martin), Psycho Beach Party (Provoloney), and Goodnight, Tyler (Drew). Last fall he studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School. Lucas Brahme, an actor originally from San Diego, CA, is stoked to join this year’s Hangar Lab Company. Trained at the Stella Adler Studio in New York City, Lucas’ experience includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lysander), Three Sisters (Andrei), and Fifth of July (John). When he’s not acting, Lucas spends his time clowning, composing music, and playing with his band, Bullwinkle. India Derewetzky is a second-year Theatre Performance major at
Fordham University at Lincoln Center. Previous credits include Macbeth (Lady Macduff) at Fordham Mainstage, Tyler! (Amber) at Fordham Studio, Company (Joanne) at YMTC, and In the Heights (Vanessa) at Contra Costa Civic Theatre. She has studied speech level singing with Cary Sheldon and movement with Dawn Saito. India is greatly looking forward to devising and performing within the Hangar Lab Company and hopes to parlay this work and her collaborative training from Fordham University’s Collaboration classes into the creation of her own works of theatre centered around Middle Eastern stories. Ben Diamond is a rising senior at Princeton University, studying Sociology with certificates in Theater and Music Theater. He originally hails from San Francisco, but his family moved to St. Louis before high school and then to Dallas while in college. So... howdy? His regional credits include Shrek, Mary Poppins, and SPAMalot (The Muny); The Crucible (Princeton Summer Theater). Credits at Princeton include Into the Woods (The Baker), Next to Normal (Dan), Hairspray (Link Larkin), and Triangle Club. His favorite credit has to be Leading Player in his high school’s production of Pippin! Love to Mom, Dad, and Nadj. Elizabeth Erb is thrilled to be a member of the Hangar Theatre Lab Company this summer. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program and is currently based in New York City. Selected credits include The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, and Candide
(Santa Cruz Shakespeare), Coriolanus (Great River Shakespeare Festival), Earthquakes in London (Guthrie Theater), and Macbeth (Public Theatre of Minnesota). Thank you to my friends and family for your endless support — especially my mom and dad for always believing in me. ElizabethErb.com
a minor in Film and Media Studies. She recently made her Rider debut in Disgraced. In previous years, she appeared in The Coloring Box, which she co-wrote, and Live from Lawrenceville… It’s Saturday Night as a cast member and head writer. She is beyond grateful for this opportunity to create and grow as an artist.
Juliet Kimble is a rising senior at Ithaca College, earning her BFA in Musical Theatre. Regional credits include A Charlie Brown Christmas (Lucy) at The Cider Mill Playhouse. Educational credits include The Rover, Blood Wedding, and Fallen at Ithaca College. She is very excited to be joining the Hangar team for the first time this summer!
Victoria Nassberg is thrilled to be joining the Hangar Lab Company this summer! She is a recent graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts through the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. She was most recently seen as “Inky” in PITS: The Unauthorized Holes Musical at the People’s Improv Theatre in NYC. Favourite credits include Mammy in The Cripple of Inishmaan (dir. Patrick Vassel), Minnie in Engaged (dir. Aaron Rossini) and Ilse in the Hong Kong premier of Spring Awakening (dir. Lindsey McAlister). Endless love and thanks to Mum, Dad and Tommy.
Lauren Leibowitz is ecstatic to be a part of the 2018 Lab Company. She is a sophomore BFA Musical Theatre major at Rider University’s Westminster College of the Arts. At Rider University, she has recently concluded her run in A Flea in Her Ear (Rugby). Professional credits include Parade (dir. Jason Robert Brown). Madeline Mathias is so excited and grateful to spend her summer at the Hangar! Her professional credits include: Sweeney Todd (Johanna) at Exit Left Theatre Company, Joseph... Dreamcoat (Ensemble) at Reagle Music Theatre, and The Great American Trailer Park Musical (Production Intern) at Mason Street Warehouse. She is also a rising senior at The Boston Conservatory. Melissa Mitchem is a graduating senior from Rider University, receiving her BA in Theater Performance with
Cali Newman is a senior BFA Musical Theatre student at the University of Florida. When not onstage, Cali is also pursuing a minor in Music Theory. She is so excited to be reunited with her hometown this summer! Recent credits in Gainesville, FL, include Legally Blonde (Elle Woods), Jesus Christ Superstar (Dancer), Spring Awakening (Anna/Vocal Captain). Previous to her college credits, you may have seen her in many Running to Places productions here in Ithaca, including 13 the Musical (Lucy), Fiddler on the Roof (Chava), and Once Upon a Mattress (Princess Winnifred). Hope you enjoy the show! Anthony Nigro is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy
and has studied at Pace University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. He’s excited to be back in his hometown of Ithaca and to be part of the Lab company this summer. Past credits include Hippolytus, In Arabia We’d All Be Kings, Fool for Love, Follow the Butterfly, Blood Wedding, These Young Men and Women, Urinetown, and Romeo and Juliet. Allison Pappas is overjoyed to be a part of this summer’s Lab Company. A recent graduate of NYU Tisch, Allison studied both physical theatre in the Experimental Theatre Wing as well as on-screen acting at Stonestreet Studios. Allison continued her training at the International Theatre Workshop in Amsterdam and went on to collaborate with the American Theatre Wing in their summer Springboard program. Her previous experience includes Bare (Nadia), 25th Annual… Spelling Bee (Olive), Spring Awakening (Anna) and Assassins (Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme). Film experience includes Gods, Generally (Emma) and Reunion (Lucy). She has nothing but love for her company members and thanks her family, both by blood and otherwise. AllisonPappasArtist.com Ariana Perlson is heading into her final year at UCLA, as part of the Musical Theater class of 2019. This past fall, she studied abroad at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Credits include: A Little Princess at Signature Theatre Company, The Comedy of Errors (Courtesan) at Shakespeare and Company, Henry IV (Lady Percy) and Twelfth Night (Maria) at RADA. At UCLA: The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee
2018 HANGAR THEATRE LAB COMPANY (Marcy), The Lainie Kazan Project, The Trojan Women, Love’s Labour’s Lost: The Musical (Rosaline). She would like to thank her family, all of her professors, and the Hangar Theatre community! De’Ron Robertson is extremely grateful to be a part of the Hangar Lab Company! He is currently a Junior BFA Acting Major at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a minor in Musical Theatre. Originally from Charlotte, NC he is excited to grow outside of his hometown and strengthen his craft with motivated artists. His most recent theatre credits include Clybourne Park, A Raisin in the Sun, As You Like It, & Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. De’Ron is beyond excited to spend his summer with the 2018 Hangar Lab Company! Big thanks to my moms, Melat, Celeste, and Denise— thank you for your love and support! Elise Shangold is thrilled to be a part of the 2018 Lab Company! She is currently a sophomore BFA Musical Theatre major at the Westminster College of the Arts at Rider University. Her Rider credits include Heathers (Young Republicanette), The Good Person of Setzuan (The Wife), and REVOLT: A Cabaret. Before studying at Rider, she studied at The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts. Elise is making her professional debut. Evan Sibley Hangar Theatre debut! Regional: The Skin of Our Teeth (Voice Theatre). New York: Antony and Cleopatra (Bard City at Classic Stage), Intriguing Engagements (NY Fringe),
The Orphan of Zhao (MaYi), and Ventura and Fit for a King (Primary Stages). College: Ugly Lies the Bone and Eigengrau. BA: Fordham University. Thank you to the cast and crew for a great time and to my friends, family, and mentors for inspiring me! EvanSibley.com Jordan Sledd is a rising junior BFA Musical Theatre major at Ithaca College and is ecstatic to be joining the 2018 Hangar Lab Company! His previous Ithaca College credits include Mr. Lies in Angels in America, Adam/ Samantha in Directing II’s production of Boy, and Officer/Ensemble in The Rover. His other selected credits include: Angel in Rent (Metro Youth Theatre), Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (CTA), and Man 1 in Songs for a New World (Metro Youth Theatre). Many thanks to the Hangar for this opportunity and to his parents for all their support over the years! Michael Sloan was born and raised in Ithaca, NY, and is super excited to be a part of the 2018 Lab Company! He is rising junior Musical Theatre major at Syracuse University. Recent credits include Next to Normal (Syracuse Stage), The Wizard of Oz (Syracuse Stage/Department of Drama co-production), and Fly More Than You Fall and Crazy For You (SU Department of Drama). He can be seen next playing the role of Brandon in the SU Department of Drama production of Next Fall. He would like to thank his family for their endless love and support. @michaelfsloan Dani Weiner is a rising senior at NYU Tisch Drama’s New Studio on Broadway. Recent NSB credits include Tuck Everlasting (Mae Tuck) and
Urinetown (Ensemble). She also had the opportunity to play Lila (lead) in Apollo, a new musical that premiered this past fall with NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. Dani is a proud artistic and administrative team member of The Performing Arts Project, a not-for-profit theatrical training program for young artists. Thank you to the Hangar Theatre team for making this experience possible and to her family, friends, and teachers for their constant love and support.
CHOREOGRAPHER: Ashley Burt is thrilled to be part of the 2018 Lab Company! Ashley is a rising senior at East Carolina University, majoring in Dance Performance and Choreography. Considering herself a townie, Ashley grew up in Lansing, NY, and attended many KIDDSTUFF shows in her childhood. Training in many different styles of dance, her favorite being jazz, she has had the opportunity to perform in numerous works at ECU as well as local projects, such as a music video for The Blind Spots’ “New Persona.” Having experience choreographing musicals, Ashley is excited to work in collaboration with the Lab Company artists and bring her dance skills back to a theater environment.
DIRECTORS: Kyle Couture is a recent graduate of The University of Rhode Island with a major in Theater — Acting and Directing. During college, Kyle has worked on several productions as both an actor and assistant
director. Since graduation, he has been busy working around Rhode Island as an assistant director (The Life of Galileo at Burbage Theatre Company and Incognito at The Gamm Theatre), a stage manager (Kiss of the Spider Woman and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Brown/ Trinity), and a director (Hir at The Contemporary Theater Company). Kyle dreams of one day becoming an artistic director of his own company. Margaret Lewis is a director and actor based in New York City, and she is thrilled to be a member of the 2018 Lab Company! Her recent works include #Medea and Modern Myth at Primary Stages — ESPA and Special at the Hudson Guild Theatre. Margaret received her BA in Theatre from the University of Mary Washington and is also an alumna of American Theatre Wing’s SpringboardNYC program. This summer, Margaret wants to expand her education in directing, specifically in new American plays, so she can go on to direct new works of her own and uplift more modern American voices. Ellen Shockey, who was raised in Ithaca, is a graduate of the BFA Musical Theatre program at Messiah College. Ellen recently had the pleasure of assistant directing Messiah’s production of The Boy Friend under Professor Daniel Inouye, and she has performed in many of her college’s productions. Messiah also provided her with the opportunity to study in Ireland at the Gaiety School of Acting, and in Nashville, Tennesee, at the Contemporary Music Center. Ellen has ambitions to be a diversely skilled theatre artist. This opportunity the Hangar has given her takes her one step closer to achieving her goal.
Nina Slowinski is a rising senior Theater major and Creative Writing minor at Skidmore College. Her previous directing credits include 508, A Second of Pleasure, The Date, and The Levee. She is incredibly excited and thankful to be joining the Hangar family this summer! Her aspirations for the future include graduate school for directing and creating her own theatre company. Nina would like to thank her family, mentors, and friends. Abby Spare is thrilled to be a part of the 2018 Lab Company as a director and dramaturg. Currently a student at Princeton University, Abby is studying English with a focus on understanding dramatic literature through its historical and cultural context. She has worked in professional theaters across the U.S., primarily as an actor, and she is excited to learn more of what it is like to be on the other side of the table and help bring to life these shows through creative interpretation and research. Tyler Struble is a rising senior Theatre Studies major with a focus in directing and dramaturgy at Ithaca College. Originally from Horseheads, New York, he is excited to join the Hangar Lab Company for this summer season. Previous credits include: Boy (CoDirector), Cabaret, Can Can, and The Changeling (Assistant Director). Next spring he will be directing Julia Jordan’s play Tatjana in Color as a part of Ithaca College’s Main Stage season.
WHO'S WHOatHANGAR THEATRE COMPANY ARTISTIC Michael Barakiva: Artistic Director Walter Chon: Dramaturg Bryan Hagelin: Assistant Producer Emily Pollack: Artistic Intern BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION Mary Beth Bunge: Managing Director Walter Weiner: Business Director Denise McEnerney: Operations Manager and Corporate Relations Officer PRODUCTION Adam Zonder: Production Manager and Executive Technical Director Christy Perez: Assistant Production Manager Lavine Leyu Luo: Production Management Intern MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT Thena Gitlin: Marketing & Public Relations Manager Rachel Philipson: Photographer and Graphic Designer Stephanie Waite: Development Coordinator Shayna Fishkin: Marketing & Development Intern Kylee Roberts: Marketing Intern EDUCATION Nathan Norcross: Education Director and Artistic Associate Emma Bowers: Lab Company Acting Mentor Imri Leshed, Emily Miller, Paige Winn: Education Interns PROJECT 4: ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS Holly Adams, Miranda Bianchi, Gabriella Carr, Chantelle Daniel, Erin Fitzpatrick, Jan Nigro, Nathan Norcross, Camilla Schade, John Simon, Marie Sirakos
WINTER AND SPRING BREAK-A-LEG Brien Bianchi, Miranda Bianchi, Hannah Ezzell, Chloe Treat
COSTUMES Sarah Greenstone: Costume Shop Manager Wesley Denton: Assistant Costume Shop Manager NEXT GENERATION Loren Spencer: Wardrobe SCHOOL OF THEATRE Supervisor Holly Adams, Ellie Bartz, Brien Margaret Birdwhistell: Stitcher Bianchi, Miranda Bianchi, Joy Baxendell: Stitcher Intern Helen Clark, Mikie Fambro, Doris Barlow, Rachel Fludd, Eve Evie Hammer-Lester, Scott Lott: Costume Shop & Wardrobe Hitz, Priscilla Hummel, Karen Interns Koyanagi, Dan Mullarney, Sally Khaliyah Copeny, Sophie Millar: Ramirez, Oliver Scott, Zeek Smith, Costume Shop & Wardrobe Fatima Sowe, Karen Stanley, Apprentices Mike Stanley, Aoise Stratford ELECTRICS COMPANY MANAGEMENT Vici Chirumbolo: Master Nancy Kane: Company Manager Electrician Benno Ressa: Company Christopher DiNapoli: Assistant Management Fellow Master Electrician Jack Carr, Shanna Gerlach, Dustin Barnes, Emily Dean, Dante Anu Irri, Emily Miller: Company Fields, Catherine Kennedy, Renee Management Interns Voteau: Electrics Interns FRONT OF HOUSE Jeffery Ange: Audience Services Manager Jewell Payne: Box Office Manager FACILITIES Nicole Scofield, Bolton Oâ€™Meehan: Facilities Upkeep STAGE MANAGEMENT Myles C. Hatch*, Kristin Loughry*, Jennifer Schilansky*: Production Stage Managers Mackenzie Trowbridge*: Assistant Stage Manager Tyler Danhaus, Dana Katz, Lauren Graneto: Stage Management Fellows Shannon Drummond, Connor Feagin, Makayla Michael, Maura Wetzel: Stage Management Interns Kate Baxter, Kasey Dunaski, Anthony Rigaglia: Stage Management Apprentices
PROPS Chelsea Leach, Drew Bodd: Prop Masters Rachel Wier: Assistant Prop Master Sarah Delaney Boyle, Taylor Tieman: Props Interns Elisa Medina-Jaudes: Props Apprentice
SOUND Joshua Maywood: Sound Engineer Valentin Frank: Assistant Sound Engineer Kirsten Thompson, Jamie Tippett, Joshua Weidenbaum: Sound Interns DESIGN FELLOWS AND APPRENTICES Emily Brink, Bri Tobin: Costume Design Fellows Lauren Gallup, Elizabeth M. Stewart: Lighting Design Fellows Lindsay Fuori, Roxy Mojica: Scenic Design Fellows Stewart Blackwood, Aerik Harbert: Sound Design Fellows Emily Tyminski: Costume Design Apprentice Alex Talbot: Lighting Design Apprentice Jyles Rodgers: Scenic Design Apprentice Raigan Williams: Sound Design Apprentice
SCENERY Patrick Szczotka: Technical Director Christopher Dake, Mia Allee Jumbo: Assistant Technical Directors Tyler Eldred: Carpenter Joshua Cady, Mabel Lawrence, Kay Zhou: Scene Shop Interns SCENIC ART Macy Martinez: Scenic Artist Marion Givhan, Morgan Poirier: Paint Interns Lacye Day: Paint Apprentice
WALTER WEINER BUSINESS DIRECTOR Since he was ten years old, Ithaca native Walter Weiner has been coming to the Hangar Theatre. Although those first experiences were an effect of his parents’ love of musical theatre, he continued coming for almost 30 years. As the Business Director of the Hangar, Walter makes many important decisions that impact our staff and patrons alike, and we’re grateful to have worked with him in this role for two years. Here are a few things you likely never knew about Walter:
After a series of odd and creative jobs — including a position as wardrobe supervisor for a film starring Ed Asner — Walter decided that he wanted to focus on his career in theatre, applying for summer work at the Hangar starting in 1997. Here, he was contracted as a Wardrobe Supervisor/Stitcher hybrid, working under Shop Supervisor Gretchen Darrow-Crotty, who is now on the faculty of Syracuse University. During the school year, he worked at Syracuse Stage.
In 2000, Walter took the big leap In 1991, Walter took a course at the and moved to the Big Apple with University of Rochester in costume solid theatre experience. “I went to 21 construction — as a psychology major! Broadway houses with résumé in hand That summer, Walter worked at the and dropped them off with the security Hangar on Carousel; he recalls late doorman at the stage door; At The nights rolling paint on the floor of the set. Lion King, I asked him to give it to the The following season, Walter served as a Wardrobe Supervisor, who called me full-time stitcher in the Hangar’s costume within ten days to come in and learn a shop, where noxious fumes from the glue “track” as a trial run.” Walter worked they used for the shoes are a distinct on the show (which he also considers memory. For the Hangar’s production to be his all-time favorite) as a subof M. Butterfly, Walter made luxuriously dresser for the ensemble. He was part detailed kimonos. of a team that included sixteen dressers
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per show, plus wardrobe supervisor, assistant, puppets, and more. Walter says that his eagerness to get his foot in the professional theatre door came directly from the experiences and work opportunities he acquired at the Hangar. By the time he returned to Ithaca in 2013, Walter had worked on several New York City shows including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Walter believes that the Hangar has influenced his adult life and professional choices in every way, shape, and form. This season, he is especially proud of the Hangar’s accessible performance of Snow White in the KIDDSTUFF Series. Walter notes, “Opening doors to people across the board is important to me and to the Hangar.” Finally, Walter is very excited for the Hangar’s future: “We are truly a yearround theatre now with our Christmas Carol production. Year-round operation opens doors to so many entertainment options, and to a wider audience!”
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HANGAR STAFF MICHAEL BARAKIVA, Artistic Director is an Armenian/Israeli theater director and writer based in New York City. As a director, Michael has worked in New York and across the country developing new plays and staging classics. Credits include Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne (Primary Stages), White People by Neil Cuthbert (Ensemble Studio Theater), UP by Bridget Carpenter (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Burn This by Lanford Wilson (Shakespeare Santa Cruz) and The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, Turn of the Screw by Jeffrey Hatcher and Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward (all at Syracuse Stage).
MARY BETH BUNGE, Managing Director served as the Hangar’s Development Director throughout the Hangar for All Season’s Campaign, (20072011) which resulted in the opening of the renovated year-round theatre. She brings 30 years of non-profit experience, including recent service as Director of the NYS CDFI Coalition and Development Director at Alternatives Federal Credit Union. As a Lecturer in Theatre Arts Management at Ithaca College, she taught Fundraising in the Performing Arts for seven years. She has served as a professional in public relations, grants management and/or administration for the Cayuga Nature Center, Light in Winter Festival, Discovery Michael is recipient of the David Trail, Cornell University Libraries and Merrick Prize in Drama, a Drama Cornell College of Engineering. League Summer Fellowship, a Granada Mary Beth is a member of the Lately Fellowship at UC Davis and the Phil Music Ensemble, The Dorothy Cotton Killian Fellow at the Oregon Shakespeare Jubilee Singers and the Ithaca Rotary Festival. He is a graduate of Vassar Club. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in College and the Juilliard School, where English/Theatre (Macalester College), he studied as an Andrew W. Mellon an M.S. in Textiles & Clothing (Miami Fellow in Directing. Michael serves as an University) and a Master of Library Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Department Science (Kent State University). Mary of Dramatic Writing. Beth is delighted to return to the Hangar Theatre Company in a new role, with Michael also founded and is the Artistic an exceptional ensemble of staff and Director of The Upstart Creatures dedicated Board of Trustees. She is (www.upstartcreatures.com), a theater grateful to her mother, Carol Bowers, company dedicated to creating (meta) husband John and daughter Avalon for physical feasts combining theater and creative and consistent support! food. He is an avid board-game player, and a proud member of the New York THENA GITLIN, Ramblers, the world’s first openly-gay Marketing and Public soccer club. His first novel, One Man Relations Manager Guy, published by Macmillan (Farrar, was born in Ithaca, Straus & Giroux), was ranked the #1 and has a long Gay Young Adult novel on Goodreads relationship with the in 2014, named to the Rainbow List and Hangar. She used to Family Equality Council’s Book Nook, see shows, starting and released in Brazil by LeYa. The with KIDDSTUFF when sequel, Hold My Hand, will be released she was young, ushered as a teenager, in 2019. 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 Bachelor’s 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, Free Science Workshop, Primitive Pursuits, and most recently she served as the Executive Director of the Cultural Council of Cortland County. Thena enjoys the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and cuddling her cats, Leela and Tequila. NANCY KANE, Company Manager is delighted to join the Hangar Theatre 2018 staff! She has enjoyed a long career as a dancer/singer/ actor and has also been a producer, director, choreographer, author, and educator. She has performed in regional summer stock with Cortland Repertory Theatre and Jean’s Playhouse (NH), as well as locally with the Savoyards, Ithaca Shakespeare, and Endicott Performing Arts Center Shakespeare in the Park. She teaches at SUNY Cortland in the Exercise Science/Kinesiology department, and is writing a textbook on the history and philosophy of sport and physical education. In her spare time, she directs Twin Tiers Honor Flight for veterans, is Editor-in-Chief of the National Dance Society’s Journal, plays flute in Trumansburg’s Flute Song Ensemble, and serves on the board of the Lloyd Shaw Foundation for traditional music and dance. She is grateful to her husband, John, and all her fur babies for sharing her with the Company this year. www.nancykane.net
DENISE McENERNEY, Operations Manager and Corporate Relations Denise interacts with the Hangar’s corporate sponsors, sells playbill advertisements, does bookkeeping, answers the phone, serves as the liaison between the staff and Board of Trustees, and manages employment contracts. 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.
Martin, Eric Rosen, and Phylicia Rashad. An actor for a number of years, Nathan earned a BFA in acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, later earning his MFA in Directing at Florida State University. He is a proud member of both AEA and SDC.
NATHAN NORCROSS, Education Director & Artistic Associate Originally from Kansas City, with stints in NYC, CT, DC, and FL, Nathan recently relocated to Ithaca to serve as the Hangar Theatre’s Education Director & Artistic Associate. As a director, Nathan’s career has spanned a variety of genres and forms—from large scale musicals to intimate chamber pieces, from developing new plays in collaboration with living playwrights to developing his own adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth for two actors. He has also produced and directed regional premieres of Andrew Lippa’s John & Len and Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo. In addition to directing, Nathan has been selected for Artistic Fellowship and Apprentice roles at the Westport Country Playhouse and DC’s Studio Theatre where he worked alongside a number of directors he is now fortunate to consider mentors, including: Bob Moss, Mark Lamos, David Muse, Kent Gash, Nicky
STEPHANIE WAITE, Development Coordinator Stephanie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Ithaca College 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 enjoys working to accomplish the Hangar’s development and institutional advancement goals. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and exploring National Parks with her family.
Nathan also spent five years at the nationally recognized Coterie Theatre as a resident lead teaching artist and is eager to bring that experience here to the Hangar. Whether teaching acting classes in regional theatres, leading masterclass workshops at State Thespian Conferences, or directing productions with youth actors, Nathan has a passion for fostering young people to bring their own imagination and life experiences to an exploration of their world through the medium of theatre, creating work that is unmistakably unique and personal.
WALTER WEINER, Business Director. Walter, an Ithaca native, most recently worked at Kionix in the Finance department. He has a long background in the
entertainment industry where he has done everything from performing, to building sets, to working in the Wardrobe department. He began his professional career in entertainment at the Hangar Theatre in the early 1990s. His path eventually led him to Broadway where he worked as a principal dresser on The Lion King. He also worked as an ensemble dresser on Beauty and the Beast. While in New York City, he also had opportunities to work on television, film, and at Radio City Music Hall (The Christmas Spectacular), all in the Wardrobe departments. Walter has an MBA with a focus in Networks and Communications from the Keller School of Management and a BA in Psychology from the University of Rochester. He is very excited to return to the Hangar, where it all began. ADAM ZONDER, Production Manager/ Executive Technical Director is in his 23rd season with the Hangar and served as the Project Manager for the renovation. He’s been the Technical Director for over 125 productions with various companies including: Hangar Theatre, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, J. Howard Wood Playhouse, Music Theatre North, University at Albany, and River Rep. Adam was an Associate Professor at the University at Albany and Chair of the Department of Theatre. He has been the Production Manager for Playwrights Horizons Theatre School, J. Howard Wood Playhouse; Project Manager for Quinlan Scenic Studios; and a draftsman for Adirondack Scenic Studios. Love to Renee, Taryn, and Genevieve. MFA: University of Connecticut, BA: Bucknell University. SHINE ZONDER, Supporting Role
Ithaca College President Shirley Collado with Hangar's Artistic Director Michael Barakiva and Managing Director Mary Beth Bunge
Ithaca College and the Hangar Theatre have enjoyed a healthy, symbiotic relationship for years. This year, under the leadership of IC President Shirley Collado
founding as a Conservatory of Music in 1892, and with the addition of its Department of Elocution and Rhetoric two years later.
Susannah Berryman (Betty) and Austin Jones (Froggy) in The Foreigner, 2017.
and with the guidance of Theatre Arts Chair Catherine Weidner, the Hangar is thrilled to announce that the relationship has been formalized with IC’s sponsorship of the Hangar as its first “Partner in the Arts.” The Partner in the Arts sponsorship makes public what IC has been doing for decades: supporting the Hangar’s mission by making the arts more accessible, affordable, and sustainable in our community. Ithaca College has, in fact, been enriching the community through the arts since its
faculty and staff stay current and work alongside students as colleagues — it’s such a joy to watch students and faculty working together as professionals. This has been true at least since I was an Ithaca College student in the mid-1980s, when I got to see our faculty and alumni ‘walk the talk.’”
of performing arts in this small, upstate town was completely unexpected. My husband, Van, and I had a wonderful time at the performance, and it truly demonstrated for us the richness of the community we had chosen as our new home.”
In that production, President Collado got to see the work The Hangar was one of Ithaca of IC students and faculty College President Shirley members, including Greg Collado’s first experiences Bostwick in the role of in Ithaca, and one of the Erroneous. Bostwick, who most formative. “Visiting the plays Torvald in this summer’s Hangar to see A Funny Thing production of A Doll’s House, Happened… was one of the Part 2, recounts, “Ever since I first times I realized what a started acting at the Hangar unique and amazing place in 1977, it has been my Ithaca, New York, really is. I pleasure to work alongside have had many opportunities Ithaca College colleagues, throughout my life to visit current students, and alumni. theatres on and off Broadway, The Hangar and the Ithaca so finding such a high caliber
Members of the Ithaca community aren’t the only ones who have benefited from the synergy between these two institutions. “The Hangar has historically served as many of our students’ (and alumni’s) first professional gigs, whether in the costume shop, as a lighting intern, or in the acting company,” IC alum and Theatre Arts Chair Catherine Weidner noted. “The Hangar also recognizes and values the craft and artistry of our professional Greg Bostwick (Lyman) and Piper Goodeve (Brooke) in Other Desert faculty, who are hired as Cities, 2014. designers, actors, coaches, and affiliated artists. These are competitive positions, and our
College Department of Theatre Arts share a standard of excellence that makes the crossover of artistic and administrative talents from one to the other virtually seamless.” Weidner recalls the joy of seeing her then-professor, now-colleague when she was still a student. “I’ll never forget seeing Jimmy Smits (then a Cornell student) alongside Susannah Berryman and Greg Bostwick in The Rainmaker. We learned so many life lessons at the Hangar. It helped me put the work ethic, focus, and discipline I learned at IC into practice. Oh, and to tip the wardrobe team at the end of the run! Nobody told me about that until the Hangar!” We hope that the work done by the Hangar Theatre and Ithaca College enriches everyone whom the art affects. “Simply put, the arts connect us to our humanity,” President Collado noted.
“They express the vitality of life and the ways in which we interpret and expand our perceptions of what it means to exist in the world — as a part of a culture and a community, and as an individual who is fully participating in the magnitude and complexity of the human experience.”
Mainstage Cast Susannah Berryman, Faculty Greg Bostwick, Faculty Austin Jones, Faculty Lab Company Hannah Anderson ’20 Juliet Kimble ’19 Jordan Sledd ’20 Tyler Struble ’19
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Ithaca College President Shirley Collado with Hangar's Artistic Director Michael Barakiva and Managing Director Mary Beth Bunge
Summer 2018 ITHACA COLLEGE AFFILIATES Young Professional Company Jordy Diaz ’18 Sandrinne Edstrom ’18 Lea Sevola ’18 Bretana Turkon ’19
Production Team Drew Bodd ‘02 Christopher DiNapoli ’19 Kristin Loughry ’10 Zeek Smith ’17 Steve TenEyck, Faculty Don Tindall, Faculty
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HANGAR COMMUNITY SPONSORS
The Hangar salutes our 2018 business sponsors for the extraordinary contributions they make, which allow us to produce high quality theatre and educational programs that are accessible for the entire community. Please thank these businesses by letting them know that you are a Hangar supporter as well.
Partners in Flight
Lisa Whitaker, President and CEO
CFCU Community Credit Union staff spent over 2,390 hours volunteering time and effort to 90+ nonprofits in our area last year. Our focus and commitment to Tompkins and Cortland County have 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.
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.
Mainstage Premier Sponsors
Chet Osadchey, President/General Manager
Cayuga Radio Group operates nine radio stations in the Ithaca area: 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 the Arts 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 is consistently 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 ten colleges in the Northeast.
Communiqué is a full-service integrated marketing firm operating out of Ithaca, New York. Our team provides all of your marketing, advertising, and digital/social needs. Communiqué takes a holistic approach centered on the belief that marketing is a core business strategy that should support and complement your organization’s strengths. Since its incorporation in 1991, Communiqué has remained a small boutique firm by design; this allows us to operate unencumbered by bureaucracy and gives our clients direct access to the people who conceive, write, and design their work. Laurie Linn, President and sole owner of Communiqué, has over thirty years of marketing experience. We are a close-knit group of creative professionals with diverse abilities and backgrounds. Communiqué is a New York State certified WomenOwned Business Enterprise (WBE). For 26 years, we have redefined what it means to be an effective agency. We value relationships, flexibility, creativity, ideation, collaboration, and community above all else.
A Christmas Carol Premier Sponsors
Jeff Fredrickson President and CEO
Integrity, quality, commitment to employees, and collaboration with clients is the philosophy Crown Construction embraced when opening their doors in 1986. This ethos remains central to Crown’s operations, hiring and training practices, and client services. Dedication to these values continues to yield lasting relationships that have enabled Crown to remain a leader in Central New York’s remodeling industry for over 30 years. Crown Construction is your full-service remodeling and construction partner with expert crews to help you achieve your vision for any room in your home. Their comprehensive capabilities can also accomplish all your exterior renovation goals. Crown’s experienced project consultants and designers are certified in multiple aspects of traditional and modern home design to accommodate clients from all walks of life, ranging from contemporary upgrades for first-time homeowners to seniors in need of improved home accessibility.
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A Christmas Carol Supporting Sponsor
Jerry Dietz, President and CEO
C.S.P. Management is a full service property management firm started by Jerry Dietz in 1990. We manage apartment units in Ithaca and the surrounding area. We serve a broad spectrum of the rental population and take pride in ensuring that the properties we manage, as well as the people who live in them, are well taken care of. We have long believed that in order to be truly successful, a business should be an integral part of the community it serves.
CDLM, a division of Insero & Co. CPAs, LLP has been providing a full range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services to our clients in central New York for over 40 years. We are client centered, passionate about our people, success driven and committed to integrity in everything we do. Our team is proactive and innovative, and we focus on valueadded service. We believe in open, honest, and respectful communication, and do right things the right way. Our mission is to understand and solve evolving client needs, and to bring our best resources to the table. Our One Firm environment philosophy supports responsibility, accountability and autonomy in all we do.
M&T Bank is one of the country’s most highly regarded regional banks and has been helping customers reach their financial goals for more than 160 years. M&T ranks among the top commercial bank holding companies in the United States, and one of the nation’s most experienced small business lenders, with more than $123 billion in assets, 17,000 employees, and approximately 750 branches, 1,600 ATMs from Upstate New York to Virginia, and a variety of online and mobile services. Locally, M&T has been active in the Ithaca community for over 25 years.
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Travis Hyde Properties manages residential, Class A commercial, and mixed-use real estate in Ithaca. We offer commercial space to rent for offices, retail storefronts, or café space in various locations across Ithaca. Our commercial rentals are energy efficient, have flexible leasing options, and include 24/7 maintenance. Call 607.273.1654 or visit us online at TravisHyde.com
Mainstage Associate Sponsors
Cayuga Medical Center is a stateof-the art medical center. It has collaborations with prestigious health care organizations including Cornell University’s Weill Medical College in New York City, Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, the SandsConstellation Heart Institute (SCHI) at Rochester Regional Health System, The University of Rochester Medical Center (neurosciences) and Mayo Medical Laboratories. For more information on services available at the medical center and its satellite campuses, please visit cayugamed. org or call (607) 274-4498.
Finger Lakes Radio Group operates six radio stations; Mix 98.5, Classic Hits 99.3, 101.7 The Wall, Finger Lakes Country WFLR, and Finger Lakes News Radio WGVA and WAUB. In addition, we provide upto-the-minute local, regional, and national news and information via FingerLakesDailyNews.com. Our objective is to inform and entertain residents throughout the entire Finger Lakes region, and we are proud supporters of local businesses throughout the communities that we serve. When you promote your business with us, we loan you our local image to help build yours. Finger Lakes Radio Group is a proud sponsor of the Hangar Theatre, two locally-owned businesses that are committed to providing an exceptional entertainment experience in the Finger Lakes.
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.
For information on how your business can partner with the Hangar, please contact our Corporate Relations Officer at 607.273.8588.
Warren Real Estate was founded in 1953 by Ann Warren, Ithaca’s first woman Realtor® and today her grandson Bryan continues to expand on Ann's vision and legacy of exceptional service and proven results. For over 65 years, Warren has been a successful and highly reputable force in the Finger Lakes real estate business. To maintain their high standard of personal service throughout this period of growth, they have added experienced, top agents to their team. Warren now has more than 100 dedicated and respected real estate professionals with 4 offices covering Ithaca, Greater Binghamton and Horseheads/Elmira/Corning. Warren Real Estate has the strength of being the market leader but still offers the advantages of a truly local agency deeply committed to community. They are proud to have earned over six decades and three generations of trust.
HANGAR COMMUNITY SPONSORS 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.
Joseph Scopelliti, MD, President and CEO
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 well-being of those it serves.
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KIDDSTUFF Presenting Sponsors
Jim Graney, Publisher
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 co-owned 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 email@example.com.
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HANGAR 2018 SUPPORTERS We thank you! Your gift makes what we do possible, from creating quality stage productions to maintaining the yearround facility and offering education and training programs at affordable prices. Contributions from individuals truly deserve a standing ovation! The Hangar thanks the following individuals for making possible another year of successful artistic and educational programming:
Jeffrey Brown Jim & Terry Byrnes Roy & Fran Dexheimer Randy & Ronald Ehrenberg Olan & Katie Forker Beth Hogan Debbie Kamarck Mary Kane & Jess Nadelman Steve & Diane Lauzun Linda Trees Mack & Jim Johnston Ted Melchen Deborah O’Connor & G. Peter Lepage Marjory Rinaldo-Lee & David Lee Carol & Mack Travis Jamie & Nikki Wells Jeanne & Eugene Yarussi
Director’s Circle Producers Director’s Circle ($15,000 and more) Associates Anonymous ($750–$1,499) Anonymous (2) Director’s Circle Angels Barbara Behrmann & ($8,000–$14,999) Mark Fowler Jessica Casey Robert D. Bloom & Carolyn W. Sampson Douglas Rockwell Margaret Shackell & Kate Bronfenbrenner Glen Dowell Mary Beth & John Bunge Frost & Kate Travis Mallorie David David Feldshuh & Director’s Circle Investors Martha Frommelt ($5,000–$7,999) Brad & Mary Grainger Anonymous Brian Howard John & David Kraskow & Elaine M. Alexander Elizabeth Hess Mattison & Kristen Burt Nancy & Joel Malina Bob & Vanne Cowie Joyce Holmes McAllister Dale & Gayle Flinn Sally McConnell-Ginet & Thomas Niederkorn Carl Ginet Manley & Dodie Thaler Denise & Joseph McEnerney Director’s Circle Alan Midura & Benefactors Spring Buck ($3,000–$4,999) Kathryn & Arthur Pearce Barney & Linda Beins Mel & Jane Richards Carol Bowers Dorothy Rinaldo Ron & Shelley Cooper Steve & Karen Sass Ann & John Costello Deborah & Tilly & Roger Garnett Timothy Schmidle Jon Minikes & Rebecca & David Schwed Susie Backstrom Laurel Southard & Joel & Cathy Zumoff Gwen Seaquist Madeline Spencer Director’s Circle Chris Syphers & Underwriters Jamie Dollahite ($1,500–$2,999) James & Constance Wells Robert H. Abrams Richard Boisvert & Joanne Beck
Applause Circle Promoters ($500–$749) Robert & Joann Clune Frank & Cathy Darrow Edward & Robin Dubovi Andrew & Kimberly Engelhart G. Scott Erickson & Jean Bonasera Kent Goetz William W. Goldsmith Betta & Jim Hedlund Elsa & Chris Hyde Steve & Ann Machlin Rosanne Mayer & John Siliciano Emily & Joe Metz Bonnie & Chet Osadchey Katie Replogle & Christine Eng John Reps Nancy & Richard J. Rice Diana Riesman Timothy & Tara Riley Linda Santos Raymond M. & M. Kathy Schlather Roger & Carole Sibley Suzanne & Jeffrey Snedeker Patricia & Paul Stefek
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Roger & Carole Sibley Nancy L. Szary Richard & Jill Weiss Jeanne & Eugene Yarussi Joel & Cathy Zumoff
In memory of Randy Shew Barbara Shew
In honor of Ruth G. Knuth Barbara Knuth & Kurt Jirka
In memory of Tob de Boer Joan De Boer
In honor of Tatiana Copp Susan D. Nitschke
In memory of Robert Mueller Darell Jones Robert & Jane Miller
In tribute of Helen Clark Anonymous
In honor of Robert Moss Carol True-Palmer & Glen Palmer
In honor of Tom Niederkorn Ann & John Lemley
In tribute of Jamie Morrisey Dr. Kathy Earnest-Koons
In honor of Roy Dexheimer Pat Archambault Virginia F. Bizzell Julia C. Bonney & Greg Bostwick Andrea Fleck Clardy & Jon Clardy Sally Dutko & Gerry Friedman Randy & Ronald Ehrenberg David Feldshuh & Martha Frommelt Peter Flynn & Andréa Burns John & Hilary Ford Olan & Katie Forker Brad & Mary Grainger Thad & Patti Hetherington Hermione & Judson Holl Carol Kammen Susan J. Kaplan David Kraskow & Elizabeth Hess Gary & Kathy Marshall Judy Maxwell Sally McConnell- Ginet & Carl Ginet Jean & Daniel McPheeters Thomas Niederkorn Deborah O’Connor & G. Peter LePage Diane & James Orcutt Kathryn & Arthur Pearce Carolyn W. Sampson Jeffrey True & Sue Schattschneider Laurel Southard & Gwen Seaquist
In honor of Walter Weiner, Business Director David & Nancy Gersh
To recognize the founding efforts of Tom Niederkorn Anonymous
In memory of David Flinn Robert Moss & Michael Brennan
The donation levels in this list reflect contributions to the Hangar’s Annual Fund, the Lisa Bushlow Education Fund, the Next Generation Scholarship Fund, the Act II campaign, contributions made in support of Hangar fundraisers, and donations made in tribute and memoriam. We are grateful to more than 120 contributors who gave under $50 between April 2017 and April 2018.
In memory of Dick Flaville Dooley Kiefer In memory of Erin Aljoe Schlather Raymond M. & M. Kathy Schlather In memory of Inger Molmen Gilbert John J. Gilbert, Jr. In memory of Jane Niederkorn Fridge Thomas Niederkorn In memory of JoAnne Hogan Hogan/Callister Family In memory of Kasson E. Crooker Marilyn Y. Crooker In memory of Laverne Light Susannah Berryman
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.
In memory of Martha Dewey Kent Goetz In memory of our son Eric Lawrence Ehrenberg Randy & Ronald Ehrenberg
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1996 The Diary of Anne Frank I Hate Hamlet Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Camelot Angels in America Fences
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!
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
1987 You Never Can Tell Gypsy All My Sons Tartuffe The Threepenny Opera
1992 The Heidi Chronicles Man of La Mancha The Miracle Worker A Life in the Theatre M. Butterfly
1988 “Master Harold” … and the Boys The Pajama Game The Normal Heart The Waves A Doll’s House Brighton Beach Memoirs
1993 Shirley Valentine Evita Candida A View from the Bridge Lips Together, Teeth Apart
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
1994 Lost in Yonkers Damn Yankees Six Degrees of Separation Othello Falsettos
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 1995 The Search for Signs of A Moon for the Misbegotten Intelligent Life Greater Tuna in the Universe Sweeney Todd A Few Good Men Man and Superman The Sisters Rosensweig
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
2006 Sammy & Me Sleuth Bloodline: The Children of Argos ‘Art’ Hello, Dolly! 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
2009 Dirty Blonde Once on This Island November Betrayal Rent
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
2010 The 39 Steps Man of La Mancha Penelope of Ithaca The Piano Lesson The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
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
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
2011 Rounding Third Ragtime Ever So Humble Gem of the Ocean The Rocky Horror Show
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How to Use Our Listening Device: If you are using a hearing aid, please turn it off. Otherwise, our device will squeak and interrupt the show! Control volume with the dial on top of the receiver. Please ignore all other buttons â€” they are set for you. Our device is connected to our sound system. It will amplify only the sounds inside the theatre. Keep this in mind when adjusting volume!
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