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have been a huge fan of Lauren Gunderson’s playwriting since she was a junior at Emory University. Lauren has always had a very strong identity as a playwright and, while many things about her writing have changed and evolved over her very short but meteoric career, the constant has always been her very sharply defined and imaginative storylines. Whether it’s been historical re-imaginings of the lives and impacts of momentous women in science or her family plays, Lauren’s stories have always been uniquely her own: vibrant, ambitious, entertaining and enlightening. Perhaps you’ve experienced this first hand already at MTC by attending the public staged readings of her Silent Sky or Rock Hill: Southern Gothic, which we helped develop through our New Play Program. I and You is a beautiful portrait of two teenagers who are just beginning to figure out who they have the potential to be. When I first read the play, I was amazed at how many moments of recognition I had with each character. The thought “I remember that…” occurred frequently. I hope the play touches you in a similar way. I am delighted to welcome the extraordinary team of artists who have created I and You, beginning with director Sarah Rasmussen. Sarah and Lauren have worked together on workshops over the past few years, but this is their first full production together. I’m pleased to welcome to our stage Jessica Lynn Carroll, who you may have seen perform in our world premiere of Steve Yockey’s Bellwether, and Devion MacArthur, who is making his MTC debut. September and October have been extraordinary months for our New Play Program. I and You begins its life here at MTC and will immediately go on to have productions in Maryland and Indiana through the National New Play Network’s Continued Life of New Plays Fund. Last month, we hosted a week-long workshop for the designers and creative team of Carson Kreitzer’s Lasso of Truth, which we will premiere in February 2014. Earlier this month, we hosted playwright Bill Cain (Equivocation and 9 Circles) for two weeks while he developed his latest script 33. And, on October 6, we held a wonderfully successful fundraising event at Mill Valley’s Savory Thymes to benefit our New Play Program. New work is the cornerstone of our art and I want to thank everyone who came and supported our efforts to promote the future of the American theater, particularly our featured guests Bill Cain and Lauren Gunderson.

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e do a lot of things at Marin Theatre Company that other regional theaters our size don’t.

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine (a scenic designer) was bemoaning the fact that designers are so often left out of the new play development process, brought in at the last possible moment as mercenaries to design the visual elements of the finished play. I felt a little smug as I listened to her. At that very moment, in MTC’s rehearsal room, six designers and visual artists were gathered for a week-long design and development workshop for Carson Kreitzer’s Lasso of Truth – just the playwright, designers and director creating together for a solid week. The process was absolutely electric and, when you see Lasso in our world premiere production next year, I hope you’ll agree it was worthwhile. You may have noticed that there are about twenty seats in our Boyer Theatre (where you’re sitting) that are blocked off for this performance of I and You. The reason? You can’t see the performance from those seats, because the set (a teen girl’s small bedroom) isn’t conducive to filling the entire width of the Boyer stage. The reason the set was built as it is? Because we believe that what you’ll see onstage today is the best possible world for this play that MTC can provide, and if that means losing a few seats for sale, so be it. Of course, as the financial head of the theater, I hasten to add that we’re hoping to sell every other seat in the house! This past year, Daunielle Rasmussen, our superlative-worthy Education Director, noticed that theater opportunities for young children and high schoolers in Marin abound, but opportunities for middle school students who want to grow as theater artists were hard to find. In September, MTC’s first Dramatic Studies Conservatory class began. Kids in the sixth through eighth grades are now receiving professional teaching and mentorship that they were simply going without. If you have a budding artist in your life, I encourage you to enroll them at We make these decisions and create these programs because our artistic mission is clear and the support of our community is so deep. Thank you for being one of our great supporters. As ever, feel free to email me at I hope you enjoy Lauren Gunderson’s I and You.

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NEWS IN BRIEF Mondays, our supplementary and specialized training for high school drama students. All classes are held on Mondays from 5:30-7:00 p.m. This fall, “Improvisation for the Theater” runs Oct 21-Nov 4 and “Audition Technique,” Nov 11-25.

Theater about teens, for teens During the run of I and You, we will host over 600 North Bay teens from Elsie Allen, San Rafael, Marin Oaks, San Andreas, Madrone and Tamalpais high schools at special weekday Student Matinee performances. We are also offering Student Matinees for Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol on Dec 3 and 12 and Fences on Apr 22, 29 and May 1. For more information, call Erin Lafferty, 415.322.6026.

New Play Program update The submission period for our 2014 new play prizes closed on Aug 31. We received a record 900 submissions! Our February production, Carson Kreitzer’s Lasso of Truth, received support from the National New Play Network’s Continued Life of New Plays Fund. After we kick off the show’s Rolling World Premiere, it will be produced by Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta and Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City.

This holiday, bring your group to MTC and save $$$ Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol (Nov 21 – Dec 15) is the perfect cornerstone for a festive night out with friends, family or coworkers. Groups of 15 or more save over 20% off regular price tickets (and subscribers booking groups save even more!). To book or learn more, call Julie Knight, 415.388.5200 x3302.

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This fall, we launched our new Dramatic Studies Conservatory (DSC). Designed as a three-year multi-level program for 6th-8th graders, DSC offers in-depth classes in acting, dance, voice and movement. Bring your young performer by MTC on Nov 12-14 to sample our upcoming winter classes, which begin Jan 6. Classes are held at MTC, Mon-Thu, 4-5:30 p.m. For more information, call Mariel Rossman, 415.322.6026.

• 11/2-11/10: Rapunzel | Theater Series for Young Audiences • Free library lecture series, 7:30 p.m. Topic: Jacob Marley’s Chrismas Carol – 11/6: Mill Valley Public Library – 11/7: Larkspur Library – 11/21: Belvedere-Tiburon Library – 12/4: San Rafael Library *1 p.m. Visit for more information about our shows, events and programs. n

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Teens Tiara Mead, Chiara Maudiere, Grace Marshall and Avery Robinson (left to right) rehearse for our Summer Camp production of Disney’s Aladdin. | photo by Jay Yamada

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Introducing our new Teen Apprenticeship Program

he story of I and You centers around two teenagers and, as characters, they are as smart, charismatic and dynamic as the teens we have the pleasure of working with at Marin Theatre Company every day. Our teen program is undergoing a transition to create more challenging opportunities, such as professional mentorship, for the many incredible young artists in our community.

theater. They are a diverse group of teens from all over Marin County. The goal of this program is to cultivate the next generation of artists, writers and theatergoers. This new direction is important to me because what I felt was lacking in the structure of our Teen Advisory Board was active ownership on the part of teen participants to create the kind of programming and experiences that matter to them.

Our new Teen Apprentice Program (TAP) is for budding actors, directors, writers, designers and improvisers who love to make and see

TAP is designed for high schoolaged teens who are passionate (or just very curious) about theater and want to learn more about all areas


IN THE COMMUNITY of live performance. They will see plays, create original theater pieces and produce and perform in events under the mentorship and guidance of MTC staff and artists. Through TAP, teens have the opportunity to work directly on Teen Nights, Marin Young Playwrights Festival, Street Team performances and a new 24-Hour Playwriting Festival. Membership in TAP also gives them behind-the-scenes access to MTC’s artistic and creative processes, as well as to the best artists working in the Bay Area. The

final goals and activities of TAP are driven by its members. MTC’s Teen Apprentice Program is free and open to any high school student in Marin and Sonoma Counties who is currently enrolled in the 9 through 12th grades. The group meets the first Monday of every month from 4-5:00 p.m. at MTC’s Education Office. No registration or reservation is required, so please stop on by! n – Daunielle Rasmussen Director of Education

Make and see theater with MTC’s Teen Apprenticeship Program ACCESS Get behind-the-scenes access to rehearsals of main stage productions and talks with artists and staff: • Each TAP member will get the chance to observe one mainstage production rehearsal during the season. • All TAP members are invited to see the VIP Producer’s Preview performances of each mainstage production.

PRODUCE Produce Teen Nights, Marin Young Playwrights Festival, Street Team performances and 24-Hour Playwriting Festival.

PERFORM Create theater pieces to perform at public events, and perform in the Marin Young Playwrights and 24-hour Playwriting Festivals.

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Jessica Lynn Carroll* & Devion McArthur* This play is dedicated to Sarah Woolf, Jonathan Oakley and Thomas Hauk. Originally commissioned and developed by South Coast Repertory. I and You is being produced in a rolling world premiere by Marin Theatre Company (California), Olney Theatre Center (Maryland) and Phoenix Theatre (Indiana) as part of the National New Play Network’s Continued Life program. + Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society *Member, Actors’ Equity Association **Member, United Scenic Artists Local 829


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Time Now. Place In Caroline’s room.

There will be no intermission. Please join us for After Words, a question and answer session led by a member of our artistic staff, immediately following this performance (except on Saturdays and Opening and Closing Nights).

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Playwright Lauren Gunderson discussing her new play I and You | video stills by Jeff Berlin

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An interview with playwright Lauren Gunderson


auren Gunderson is having a busy year. By the time summer 2014 arrives, she will have had five different plays premiere at five different theater companies around the Bay Area, all within a twelve month stretch. After working steadily since earning her MFA in playwriting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and moving to San Francisco four years ago, this prolific playwright is hitting her stride. The variety being showcased in the current productions of her plays reveals the dynamic range of styles and subjects she confidently weaves into her stories. Her resume includes a series of small-cast comedic farces inspired by Shakespeare (Exit, Pursued by a Bear, Toil and Trouble and The Taming, the last of which is being performed at Crowded Fire Theater this October), a succession of smart and engaging plays about pioneering women in science whose stories have never gotten their due (Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight and Silent Sky, which

runs at TheatreWorks in January 2014), biographical profiles of passionate artists (Bauer at SF Playhouse in March 2014) and gripping, theatrical stories about families in crisis (Rock Hill: Southern Gothic and By and By, which ran at Shotgun Players this past May). Gunderson’s play I and You shares qualities with her other work – witty, sharply drawn characters; previously unheard ideas on smart, NPR-worthy topics; enormous humanity and emotional heart – but in some ways is a departure. It follows the story of two teenagers, strangers at the beginning of the play, who ultimately find a deep connection as they learn about each other and themselves while digging deep into the meaning buried in Walt Whitman’s extraordinary poem Song of Myself. With this play, Gunderson is writing in the voice of two preternaturally intelligent kids, members of a savvy generation who have a lot to say about how fast the world around



them is moving. She is exploring their journey of self-discovery in parallel with a similar journey expressed by one of America’s finest poets over 150 years ago in a beautifully articulated, revealing piece of literature.

life, and what that allows you to think and do and try and be surprised by. At that age, I remember and certainly tried to capture in this play, that sense of hope, the yearning for what’s next.

On the first day of rehearsal, Gunderson took a moment to look back at how this play and these characters took shape, and what she drew on from her own journey of discovery to bring the story to life.

How is it writing a younger character dealing with the incredibly adult problem of being sick? The only way to write it without the play becoming a play-about-a-sickgirl is to write a girl who is defiant, who stares her illness down and says “you’re not gonna win.” That’s a person I want to watch. Even though there is some general angst, there’s nothing complacent about her, or about this situation. She understands her disease, she even undermines it, and there’s a fascinating power in that.

Why do you think it’s so hard to write young people accurately? I think because they change so quickly and because – and I’m not the first genius to think of this – social connectedness and media make people update all the time. But the essence of what it means to be young remains the same – you’re not an adult yet, but you know enough to survive. You are tasked only with protecting yourself, with making smart decisions, and learning and exploring and being curious.

What about Whitman’s Song of Myself inspired you to pull that particular poem into the fabric of this play? One: the poem has this sense of unity through democracy. Whitman says that we are all one because we are all equal, even though it might

There is something compelling to me about the curiosity and that verve and the fickleness of that era in your

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Primary source |

Introduction to Song of Myself

The argument that Song of Myself makes – that we have more in common than separates us, that the common thing is the nature that courses through us, that we and the nature of which we are a part are carried by a profoundly sexual rhythm – “Urge and urge and urge,” he would write, “always the procreant urge of the world” – that the principle of nature is abundance and variety, that death is as much a part of its rhythm as birth and sexual desire are, that love – which he calls the “kelson of creation” – and sympathy – “I am attesting sympathy,” he writes – “Shall I make my list of things in the house and skip the house that supports them?” – are among the deepest ways that the human imagination connects people to one another and to that larger rhythm, that the body is as important as the soul, that the teeming life of Manhattan and its working people and the immensity and diversity of the American continent embody this nature, and that it is a great leveler and hence a democratic power, and it is a power bound to supersede all previous notions of divinity, and that all this is as common as the grass – this argument is made in the ideas of the poem, in its dazzling and superabundant lists, and in its seriousness and humor and tenderness and moments of melodrama and flashes of tragedy, but also in the sheer range of its language. ... This poem about democracy and imagination, and what to make of life and death, and about a person’s own wondering experience of his own existence makes its case for our common human imagination by deploying the abundance, variety and hilarity of the languages in which human beings have both described and invented the world in which they find themselves living. n Excerpt from Robert Hass’s introduction to Song of Myself and Other Poems by Walt Whitman, 2010.

For further consideration • What is it about Song of Myself that resonates so well with a contemporary reader? What did Whitman tap into that still feels relevant today? • Do you have a favorite poem? When did you first discover it, and what about it made it your favorite? Has it been the same poem your whole life? • Why is it still important to read classic literature? • What were you like when you were 16? (Or, what do you think you will be like when you’re 16?) How does your vision of yourself change as you get older? n



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WHO’S WHO Lauren Gunderson (playwright) is an award-winning playwright living in San Francisco. With I and You, she makes her mainstage debut at MTC, which previously produced public staged readings of her plays Silent Sky (2011) and Rock Hill: Southern Gothic (2009) as part of its New Play Reading Series and traveling productions of her adaptation of Bill Bryson’s A Short History of Nearly Everything (2008, 2009) for its theater for young audiences School Tour program. Gunderson’s work has been produced and developed at companies across the US including Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight and Silent Sky at South Coast Rep, The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful And Her Dog! at the Kennedy Center and more at Berkeley Rep, TheatreWorks, Crowded Fire Theatre, SF Playhouse, Magic Theatre, Actor’s Express, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Portland Center Stage, Second Stage Theatre, Playwrights Foundation, Impact Theatre, Lark Play Development Center and the O’Neill. Emilie is published with Sam French; the first and second plays in her Shakespeare Cycle, Exit, Pursued By A Bear and Toil and Trouble, are published with Playscripts, Inc.; and her first Dr. Wonderful children’s book will appear next year. She is a playwright in residence at the Playwrights Foundation and a member of Dramatists Guild. | @LalaTellsAStory Sarah Rasmussen (director) makes her MTC debut with I and You. She is a Princess Grace Award-winning director. Rasmussen has directed and/or developed new work at theaters such as New York Theater Workshop, Soho Rep in New York City, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage in Washington D.C., Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays, Women’s Project Theater in New York City, the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference in Waterford, Connecticut, Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, Lark Play Development Center in New York City, PlayPenn in Philadelphia, Ten Thousand Things in New York City and Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where she served as resident director of the Black Swan Lab. Rasmussen’s direction of In the Next Room at the Jungle Theater in Minneapolis was recently honored with an Ivey Award for overall excellence. She currently heads the MFA Directing program at University of Texas Austin. She is the recipient of a Drama League Directors Project Fellowship, OSF’s Phil Killian Directing Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship. Rasmussen received her MFA from University of California San Diego. Jessica Lynn Carroll (Caroline) has previously appeared at MTC in the world premiere of Bellwether. She most recently performed in Jesus in India at Magic Theatre. She also appeared in Boeing-Boeing at Center REP, Auctioning the Ainsleys at TheatreWorks, Urinetown (San Francisco Bay Area


WHO’S WHO Theatre Critics Circle Award nominee) and Ragtime at Foothill Music Theatre and Our Town at Palo Alto Players. Carroll has participated in readings of new plays through PlayGround, Playwrights Foundation, TheatreWorks New Works Festival and Crowded Fire Theater. She earned her BFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Devion McArthur (Anthony) makes his MTC debut with I and You. He recently appeared in Much Ado About Nothing with the Annapolis Shakespeare Company. McArthur graduated with a BFA in Acting from Rutgers University-Mason Gross School of the Arts, where some of his credits include A Raisin in the Sun, Woyzeck and As You Like It. Angela Nostrand (stage manager) has previously stage managed at MTC for the world premiere of 9 Circles, The Pavilion and Charlie Cox Runs with Scissors. Her other credits include Fallaci at Berkeley Rep; Terminus, Another Way Home, The Crowd You’re In With, Expedition 6, Evie’s Waltz, K of D: an urban legend, The Long Christmas Ride Home, Octopus, Tir na nog and Why We Have a Body at Magic Theatre; and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, The Soldier’s Tale, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale, Fat Pig, Bosoms and Neglect, The Price, Private Jokes, Public Places and Speech & Debate at Aurora Theatre Company; as well as productions at B Street Theatre, Encore Theatre Company, Joe Goode Performance Group, Southern Rep in New Orleans, A Traveling Jewish Theatre and Word for Word. Michael Locher (scenic designer) makes his MTC debut with I and You. Locally, his work has been seen at Magic Theatre, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Center REP, Cal Shakes, the Jewish Theatre, Crowded Fire Theater and the Cutting Ball Theater, where he is a longtime artistic associate and resident set designer. Regionally, his credits include Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, PlayMakers in Chapel Hill, Yale Rep, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Northern Stage in Vermont, Yale Baroque Opera Project, Adirondack Theatre Festival in Glen Falls, New York, and a number of Off-Broadway productions. Locher also works as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator, specializing in artwork for theater companies and related organizations. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego (Stewart Prize), and Yale School of Drama (Donald Oenslager Scholarship in Stage Design), he currently lives in Albany with his wife and daughter. Wen-Ling Liao (lighting designer) makes her MTC debut with I and You. Her theater credits include The Exit Interview at San Diego Rep; Twas The Night with The Trip; Elizabeth I, The Glass Menagerie, The Storm, Hedda


WHO’S WHO Gabler, Small Prophecies, The Sleuth, Riz Flambe and Riz Souffle at Avignon Off-Festival in France; and Toi at Taipei Fringe Festival in Taiwan. Liao’s dance lighting credits include the upcoming BodyParts/In spite of it at TANZINOLTEN in Switzerland; The Myth Project: Altar at the WoW Festival – La Jolla Playhouse; In Spite of It at Blurred Borders Dance Festival in San Diego; Clouds in My Room for Patricia Rincon Dance Collective, where she is company lighting designer; 100 feet and Chagall for Malashock Dance; and Live in The Wake and An Archive of Happiness for University of California, San Diego. Education: She earned her MFA from University of California, San Diego, and BA from National Taiwan University. Maggie Whitaker (costume designer) has designed costumes for MTC’s productions of Waiting for Godot, A Steady Rain and Life x 3. Her design work in the Bay Area includes the world premiere of Upright Grand and New Works Festival production of Little Rock at TheatreWorks; The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Fat Pig (San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award nominee for costumes), The Shape of Things and Lobby Hero at Aurora Theatre Company; Truffaldino Says No! (SFBATCC winner for costumes) at Shotgun Players; The Sweetest Swing in Baseball at Magic Theatre; Lady Gray and Krapp’s Last Tape at the Cutting Ball Theater; Assassins and Jerry Springer: The Opera (SFBATCC nominee for costumes) at Ray of Light Theatre; and #5 Angry Red Drum at Asian American Theater Company. She also designed Wildflower, Twelfth Night, Medea and Tango for the University of California, San Diego. Her presentation of Aristophanes’s The Birds was selected for exhibition at the Prague Quadrennial Scenofest and she won Theatre Bay Area’s Dean Goodman Choice Award. Whitaker has an MFA in costume design from the University of California, San Diego, and is the costume design coordinator at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Will McCandless (sound designer) has designed sound for MTC’s productions of The Whipping Man and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award winner for sound design). His recent designs include A Winter’s Tale, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Blithe Spirit, Spunk and Candida (SFBATCC winner for sound design) at Cal Shakes, The Great Gatsby and The Whipping Man at Virginia Stage Company; and 4000 Miles and Higher at A.C.T. McCandless’s designs have also been heard at Aurora Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, Center REP, Golden Thread Productions, SF Playhouse, Climate Theater, Brava!, LEVYdance and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. He moved to the Bay Area after graduate school in 2003 to study and work with Marin County dance pioneer Anna Halprin at her Mountain Home Studio in Kentfield. McCandless has been an associate artist at San Rafael’s AlterTheater and he is a former collective member of the San Francisco Mime Troupe.


WHO’S WHO Seren Helday (properties artisan) is resident props artisan for MTC. She has provided props for all productions since 2008. She has also provided props for A.C.T., Center REP, Cal Shakes and SF Playhouse. She spent one year as Master Carpenter at New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco, building some 30 shows for their season. Helday was also technical director of the Live Theatre Workshop in Tucson in addition to working as a designer, performer and manager. Jasson Minadakis (artistic director) is in his eighth season as artistic director of MTC, where he has directed The Whipping Man, Waiting for Godot, Othello, the Moor of Venice, The Glass Menagerie, Edward Albee’s Tiny Alice, the world premiere of Seagull, Happy Now?, Equivocation (San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Award for best director), the world premiere of Sunlight, Lydia, The Seafarer, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, A Streetcar Named Desire, said Saïd, Love Song and The Subject Tonight is Love. As artistic director of Actor’s Express Theatre Company, he directed The Pillowman, Bug, The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Echoes of Another Man, Killer Joe, Burn This, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?, Blue/Orange and Bel Canto. As producing artistic director of Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, he directed Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, Chagrin Falls (2002 Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Best Production) and numerous others, including 19 productions of Shakespeare. Regional credits include The Whipping Man at Virginia Stage Company, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Hamlet at Georgia Shakespeare, Copenhagen at Playhouse on the Square (2003 Ostrander Theatre Award for Best Dramatic Production) and Bedroom Farce at Wayside Theatre. In 2004, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Creative Loafing and Southern Voice named him best director of the year. Michael Barker (managing director) joined MTC in February 2013. He previously was the general manager of Laguna Playhouse in Southern California, the managing director for the Los Angeles classical theater ensemble the Antaeus Company, associate managing director at Yale Repertory Theatre and managing director of Yale Summer Cabaret. He was Seattle Repertory Theatre’s 2008 Managing Director Fellow, apprenticed to Benjamin Moore, who has managed SRT for nearly 30 years. Prior to graduate school, Michael was associate director of marketing for Court Theatre in Chicago and also worked with Goodman Theatre, American Theater Company, Sansculottes Theater Company and the Playground Theater. He holds an MFA in theater management from Yale School of Drama and an MBA from Yale School of Management. At Yale, he was the recipient of the Daniel and Helene Sheehan Scholarship for theater management. He serves on the board of the Yale School of Management Alumni Association.


WHO’S WHO Margot Melcon (director of new play development and dramaturg) joined Marin Theatre Company as literary manager and dramaturg in 2008 and has served as dramaturg for all productions in the past five seasons in addition to managing new play development for the company. She has worked on new plays with the Kennedy Center, the New Harmony Project, The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, Shotgun Players, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor and Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and was a fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O’Neill Playwrights Festival. She is a graduate of California State University, Chico. Meg Pearson (casting director and company manager) has directed casting for all MTC main stage productions since 2008. In addition, she directs casting for MTC’s School Tour and MTC’s New Play Reading Series. Outside of MTC, Pearson served as casting director on the feature film Seducing Charlie Barker, directed by Amy Glazer, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Area Children’s Theatre. Before coming to MTC, she served as casting assistant on television shows Las Vegas, King of Queens and Grounded for Life, as well as feature films Eurotrip, Dude, Where’s My Car? and Straight Jacket. Pearson is a graduate of the Theatre Arts program at Boston College. Marin Theatre Company is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theater and the leading professional theater in the North Bay. We produce a six-show season of provocative plays by passionate playwrights from the 20th century and today in our 231-seat main stage theater, as well as a five-show Theater Series for Young Audiences in partnership with the Bay Area Children’s Theatre in our 99-seat studio theater. We are committed to the development and production of new plays by American playwrights, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes productions of world premieres, two nationally recognized annual playwriting awards and readings and workshops by the nation’s best emerging playwrights. Our numerous education programs serve more than 6,000 students from over 40 Bay Area schools each year. MTC was founded in 1966 and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. National New Play Network (NNPN) is an alliance of not-for-profit professional theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays for the American theater. This Network, its 27 Core Member Theaters and 25 Associate Member Theaters strive to pioneer, implement and disseminate ideas and programs that revolutionize the way theaters collaborate to support new plays and playwrights. NNPN was founded in 1998 with the belief that new play development in the next generation should be regionalized by linking produc-


WHO’S WHO ing and developmental theaters around the country with their playwriting communities. NNPN’s flagship program, the Continued Life of New Plays Fund, achieves this aim by supporting three or more theaters which choose to mount the same new play within a 12-month period. The result is a “Rolling World Premiere” through which the playwright develops a new work with at least three different creative teams, for three different communities of patrons, ensuring the resulting play is of the highest possible quality. Since the program’s inception in 2005, more than 40 plays have received NNPN Rolling World Premieres, garnering hundreds of additional productions outside the Fund across the country and around the world. Through the Fund and its other programs, NNPN has granted over a million dollars to theaters and artists across the country. n

What do you remember about yourself from when you were Caroline and Anthony’s age?

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not look like it at times. There is a universal oneness. Two: that rebellious spirit. Whitman paints a picture of a crazy American stomping through the world and yelling out his yawp because the world is so beautiful, or falling in love, or being so mad at war, or as Caroline is doing as she defies death, or whatever’s going on. It’s not a sit-back poem, it’s a lean-in poem, it’s a yawp poem. And then third, it is the very literal wrestling with death. As a kid, I remember being fascinated with dying, not in a morbid way, but in a “oh, that happens and we don’t know what happens after that, and where does the self go, and it happens to literally everyone” kind of way. In some ways, it was scary, but reading Whitman and Darwin and poets and thinkers and scientists calmed me down – that kind of agreement we make with dying to make our lives matter. So: oneness, yawp, death. And out of all three: life.


I’m sure that a lot of people have an image – or two or ten – of themselves when they’re 16. That image is very present with me all the time. When I zoom back to me at 16, it’s always in my room, it’s always on my bed, it’s always at midnight, moonlight streaming in the window that was right over my bed, with a book or – you know, this is before phones did anything besides make a call, or whatever. I remember this kind of secret space that was disconnected from everything else, which was just mine, and something really mysterious and beautiful and empowering about that space, as isolated and as kind of out of time as it was. I thought that would be an interesting thing to capture in a play: isolated, out of time, but everything you are and hope to be. n – Margot Melcon Dramaturg

MTC STAFF & BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jasson Minadakis Artistic Director

Michael Barker Managing Director



Margot Melcon | Director of New Play Development & Dramaturg Meg Pearson | Casting Dir. & Company Mgr. Mariel Rossman | Company Manager

Judith Peck | Director of Ticketing & Audience Services Richard Mosqueda | Box Office Manager Margot Manburg, Rachel Wiegardt-Egel | Front of House Associates Sissel Grove, Donna Platt, Sue Urquhart, Jenny Taylor, Elfi Weideli | MTC Café


Ema Ripley | Development Director Tara Kayton | Development Manager

Arts Leadership Training Program


Thomas Benoist, Nate Farber, Edgar Gonzalez, Cody Gulick, Erin Lafferty, Jay Saini, Rachel Wiegardt-Egel | Interns

Julie P. Knight | Marketing Director Sasha Hnatkovich | Communications Dir. Jeff Berlin | Graphic Designer



Douglas Frazer | Production Manager Lizabeth Stanley | Asst. Production Mgr. Joe Mizzi | Technical Director Jeff Klein | Asst. Technical Director Alex Marshall | Master Electrician Mia Baxter | Costume Shop Manager Cheryle Honerlah | Production Assistant Leticia Samonte | Scenic Charge Artist Colin Suemnicht | Carpenters Kim Bernard, Charles Clear, Courtney Johnson, Caitlin Steinmann | Electricians Caitlin Steinmann | Lighting Board Op

Mira Greene | General Manager Safi Manzoor | Business Manager René Mejorado | I.T. Manager Perotti And Carrade | Auditors EDUCATION

Daunielle Rasmussen | Director of Education Mariel Rossman | Education Coordinator Zphyna Caldwell, Gamal Chasten | Resident Teaching and Community Artists


Gale Gottlieb President

Robin Rice Asst. Treasurer

Fred Taylor Vice President

John Chesley Secretary

Terry Berkemeier Treasurer

Kipp Delbyck Asst. Secretary

Carl Berry Dave Chapman Molly Dick Michael Dyett Kenneth Gosliner Brian Haughton Susan Holdstein Tina McArthur

Iris Metz Kiki Pescatello Ivan Poutiatine Stacy Scott Christopher B. Smith Martha Smolen Beverly Tanner Beth Wintersteen

Kimberly Jessup Shirley Loubé Melanie Maier Peter Maier Marly Norris Andrew Poutiatine Russell Pratt Christopher Raker Laura Scott

Dana Shapiro Gary Shapiro Tara J. Sullivan Jennifer Yang Weedn Phil Woodward Lloyd Yates

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Ellen Arenson Michael Axelrod JoAnne Berlin Linden Berry Joseph Bodovitz Jerry Cahill David Catania Bobbie Chapman Valerie Crane-Dorfman

Brett Dick Peter T. Esty Douglas P. Ferguson Jay Framson Nancy Goldberg Gerry Goldsholle Brian Golson Jerry Herman Peter Jacobi




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