THEADAMSOUND INSIDE RAPP BY
WEST COAST PREMIERE MAY 26–JUNE 19, 2022
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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2
Letter from the Executive Leadership of Marin Theatre Company
Cast, Creative & Production Teams of The Sound Inside
Listening to the Sound Inside Adam Rapp, playwright
Inside Bella and Christopher: Exploring the Characters of The Sound Inside
For the Love of Literature: A Matching Game
A Look Back at the Trials and Triumphs—and the Shared Joy of MTC’s 2021–2022 Season
Bios of the Cast, Creative & Production Teams
Marin Theatre Company Staff, Advisory Board, Box Office information
Marin Theatre Company Individual Donors, Foundation Support, Gifts, Honors, Production Underwriters
Letter from the Executive Leadership of Marin Theatre Company Welcome! We’re so glad you could join us for this performance. The
Sound Inside is the final show in our 2021–2022 season, and what a season it has been! A roller coaster ride that has included some unexpected pandemic delays but most importantly, phenomenal performances of great plays by American playwrights. We’re very happy to include an album of photos from our 2021–2022 season performances on pages 12–14 of this program; we hope you enjoy the memories. In years prior, this would be the time we would normally be announcing our next season. Of course, normal went out the window two-plus years ago, and we are acutely grateful for all the hard work of our staff, and loyal support of our patrons and donors and civic leaders for our continued survival in the postpandemic world. We believe it is MTC’s time to thrive, and our new plans for the coming season are proof of that. We’ll be taking our longstanding commitment to new American theatre to new heights, in new directions, and in ways that are particularly exciting for us as members of the Mill Valley, Marin County, and Bay Area communities.
397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941-2885 415.388.5200 | firstname.lastname@example.org | marintheatre.org Jasson Minadakis Artistic Director Meredith Suttles Managing Director/CEO Nakissa Etemad Associate Artistic Director marintheatrecompany
While we are not quite ready to announce, we’re excited to share some of what we’re working on, including a partnership with Mill Valley’s own Tamalpais High School’s Conservatory Theatre Ensemble. Four CTE members will join our professional company for a play that will be a continuation of a play CTE will produce simultaneously. We’re also bringing you another new production from MTC’s own Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson but this time it’s a continued world premiere musical. There’s so much more to share with you in the coming months! If you are a past subscriber, you will soon be receiving information on how to renew your subscription for next season— and if you have not been a subscriber of MTC, now is the time. More than at any other point in our history, we need our patrons to go all in with us as we bring you the best new theatrical work. Please join us and help ensure our beloved company continues to be a major force for producing new work in the American theatre and in our local Bay Area community. Thank you for supporting Marin Theatre Company. Enjoy The Sound Inside.
Meredith Suttles Jasson Minadakis Managing Director and CEO
BOARD OF DIRECTORS Wendy Feng Chair
Kathryn Olson Vice-Chair
John Chesley Secretary
Fred W. Taylor Treasurer
Robert Reynolds, Assistant Treasurer
Tara Sullivan Penny Wright
THE SOUND INSIDE BY
The Sound Inside runs 1 hour and 30 minutes with no intermission.
Please remember to turn off all cell phones or other devices that could make noise and be distracting to the cast and people around you. Photographs and recordings of any kind are strictly prohibited. We ask that patrons please wear masks covering your nose and mouth at all times while in our building to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
The Sound Inside includes references to suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK. People who are hard of hearing can use their preferred relay service or dial 711 then 800-273-8255. The call is free and confidential, and crisis workers are there 24/7 to assist you.
The Sound Inside is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com Original Broadway Production Produced by Jeffrey Richards, Lincoln Center Theater, Rebecca Gold, Evamere Entertainment, Eric Falkenstein, Salman Vienn Al-Rashid, Spencer Ross, FilmNation Entertainment/Faliro House, Jane Bergère, Caiola Productions, Mark S.Golub and David S. Golub, Ken Greiner, Gemini Theatrical Investors, Scott H. Mauro, Jayne Baron Sherman, Czekaj Productions, Wendy Morgan-Hunter, Kristin Foster, Jacob Soroken Porten, and Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director. The World Premiere of The Sound Inside was produced by Williamstown Theatre Festival in July 2018.
The Sound Inside was originally commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater.
CAST Bella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denmo Ibrahim* Christopher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyler Miclean*
CREATIVE TEAM Playwright. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scenic Designer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lighting and Projection Designer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Composer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. Costume Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Props Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adam Rapp Jasson Minadakis Edward E. Haynes Jr. Fumiko Bielefeldt+ Mike Post Implied Music / Chris Houston Daria Perkova Liam Rudisill
PRODUCTION TEAM Sara Huddleston Jeff Klein Liam Rudisill Brigid Ridge* Kevin Johnson* Jack Hagerman Daria Perkova Krys Swan Arashi Cesana Sara Huddleston John Bernard Arashi Cesana, Eric Wood, John Di Giorgio, Lisa Tashkevych, Erich Blazeski, Michael Svolos MTC Electrician. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liam Rudisill COVID Safety Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Matthews Therapist & Counselor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Piper Dellums
Director of Production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rehearsal Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deck Crew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe Crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MTC Lead Electrician and Light Board Programmer. . . Board Operator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sound Programmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Electrician (Desired Effect). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electricians (Desired Effect). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association. This theater operates under an agreement with Actors’ Equity Assoc., the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
LISTENING TO TH
ADAM , RAPP PLAYWRIGHT
HE SOUND INSIDE he took a poetry class in college and discovered that he had a gift for writing. From there, he sought only writing, first in a two-year playwriting fellowship at The Juillliard School, then the O’Neill Playwrights Conference. His play Finer Noble Gases was produced by the Eugene O’Neill Theatre in 2000. By 2006 he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for his play Red Light Winter.
He’s a playwright, novelist, film and television writer, director, and musician, a polymath who paid his dues bartending and bookselling while trying to make it in theatre. When his play The Sound Inside was tapped for Broadway by producer Jeffrey Richards (producer of The Minutes, Porgy and Bess, The Lifespan of a Fact, Sunday in the Park with George, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, August: Osage County, Spring Awakening, and more Broadway plays and musicals), Rapp could scarcely believe it. He said in a Variety interview that “I had sort of consigned that this wouldn’t happen, like ten years ago. I couldn’t have expected it in a million years, because it’s a very dark, language-driven play about writers, and that’s not necessarily a commercial property. I thought I’d be one of those ‘Oh, he did a lot of off-Broadway work’ writers.’” But Rapp’s Broadway debut drew critical acclaim and six Tony nominations including Best Play.
A prolific, even driven writer, Adam Rapp confesses to writing 6 to 10 hours a day, and has penned dozens of plays, more than ten novels, numerous television shows including episodes of Showtime’s The L Word, HBO’s In Treatment, Apple TV’s Black Bird, Starz’s Flesh and Bone, and more. He has directed three films including Winter Passing (2005) with Ed Harris, Zoey Deschanel and Will Ferrell and Loitering With Intent (2014) with Ivan Martin, Michael Godere and Marisa Tomei. In addition to the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominations, Rapp’s awards include an Obie, a Jeff (Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award), the Edinburgh Festival’s Fringe First Award and the Kennedy Center’s Roger L. Stevens Award.
Born in Chicago in 1968, Adam Rapp grew up relatively poor, living most of his childhood in a small apartment with his divorced mother and two siblings. Although a jock in high school and college (where he was captain of the varsity basketball team), he never felt he fit in with any group. His brother Anthony Rapp (who would eventually originate and continue to play the role of Mark Cohen in Rent) was a child actor who often traveled, uprooting the family when shows would go on tour. Restless, rootless, as a young man Adam Rapp thought he might pursue a professional basketball career—until
Including The Sound Inside, Adam Rapp’s plays are often dark, exploring the limits of human behavior when faced with extreme challenges. In a New York Times interview, he said “For me, what makes great theater is when I feel like there’s an undeniable sense of tension, and one of the great engines for tension is dread…I always believe that if you can make an audience feel like something bad is going to happen, they will lean forward and engage more.”
Inside Bella and Christopher: Exploring the Characters of The Sound Inside Actors Denmo Ibrahim and Tyler Miclean joined KALW Radio’s “On the Arts” with host David Latulippe for a conversation about the fascinating, iconoclastic characters of The Sound Inside. Here are some excerpts from that interview. (You can listen to the entire KALW “On The Arts” episode here.)
TYLER MICLEAN: I have the privilege of playing Christopher Dunn, a freshman in the creative writing program at Yale University. He’s very passionate, very opinionated, really well-read. He’s very mysterious.
DAVID LATULIPPE: This is called a twohander. I’m always wondering why it’s called a two-hander when there are four hands involved! DENMO IBRAHIM: (Laughs) You know, that’s a really good question! It’s true, it is a two-hander. The structure of the play is unusual in the sense that it is built a little bit more like a short story, actually. Of course there’s dialogue, but there’s also large sections of storytelling. It’s a different kind of two-hander. I have the privilege of playing Bella Lee Baird, who is a professor of undergraduate creative writing. She’s a writer herself and she’s one of those people that really loves what she does. We meet her in a moment in her life where everything is changing, everything is falling apart and also being reinvented.
DAVID: How does this become a thriller between the two of you? DENMO: So much of the play is painted in the picture of the audience’s mind. When you’re reading a book, you’re creating the ambiance and the environment of the world. And in this play, the audience is actually a very important aspect of how the play unfolds. [The audience] is getting clues along the way and you’re having to piece it together. DAVID: Like a good thriller, the character we first meet onstage is not the character that we see at the end of the play.
DAVID: And Tyler, you’re playing her student.
During rehearsal, actors Tyler Miclean (Christopher) and Denmo Ibrahim (Bella) slipped away to interview virtually with KALW. Photo by Richard Mosqueda
DENMO: Exactly. I think there’s so much beautiful mystery and a stripping of what we think is happening constantly. We think we know what the play is about and then, brilliantly, the writer Adam Rapp, continues to subvert that.
DAVID: Are there subtleties that change from performance to performance?
TYLER: And like any good play, too, there’s secrets that the characters are either very aware of, and are concealing, or not really aware of, and they come out in spite of them.
TYLER: It’s a great pleasure to be in the middle of a run of a large section of the play and still be so curious. The secrets are also unraveling for us.
DAVID: Can you give a little bit away?
DENMO: And there’s so much language around what’s real and what’s imagined. A lot of the play lives in this place between “is that really happening?” or “is that being invented?”. [The play] has this metatheatrical element that becomes really exciting for us to imagine.
DENMO: Every night is different. The play itself has multiple echoes and the piece continues to reveal itself.
TYLER: (Laughs) Oh, my goodness! Give away a secret? DENMO: We can give nothing. There is nothing to give. You come see the show, you experience the show, and then it will change the next time you see the show.
FOR THE LOVE OF LITERATURE
In The Sound Inside, writing professor Bella and student Christopher share a love of literature, and the play is peppered with references to favorite, famous authors. Can you match the quotes below to the authors who penned them? Answers are below.
Anne Tyler 10
Honoré De Balzac
“The Tuesday scowls, the Wednesday growls, the Thursday curses, the Friday howls, the Saturday snores, the Sunday yawns, the Monday morns, the Monday morns. The whacks, the moans, the cracks, the groans, the welts, the squeaks, the belts, the shrieks, the pricks, the prayers, the kicks, the tears, the skelps, and the yelps.”
“What a wretched thing it was to be born poor and not to have any one to do anything for you and not to be able to do so very much for yourself!”
“The human heart may find here and there a resting-place short of the highest height of affection, but we seldom stop in the steep, downward slope of hatred.”
“I’m beginning to think that maybe it’s not just how much you love someone. Maybe what matters is who you are when you’re with them.”
Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be!
“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”
“It’s partly true, too, but it isn’t all true. People always think something’s all true.” “We can’t behave like people in novels, though, can we?”
Answers: 1-G; 2-F; 3-H; 4-E; 5-A; 6-B; 7-D; 8-C
A LOOK BACK AT THE TRIALS
THE SHARED JOY OF MTC’S 2021–2022 SEASON
Like many theatres and performing arts organizations, Marin Theatre Company faced neverbefore-experienced challenges during its 2021–2022 season. Again and again, leadership and staff pivoted in the face of surge delays (before 2020, who had ever heard of a surge?), audience and actor concerns, reduced ticket sales income and attending economic woes. But through it all, MTC remained steadfast in its commitment to new American theatre, and the resulting work was some of the finest in this company’s history. Here is a look back at the 2021–2022 season. We hope you were able to share all of these shows with us, and we’re looking forward to our new season that begins this fall, and to sharing the amazement, discovery, and joy that is theatre.
A holiday gift to our audiences
Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s final installment in their beloved Christmas at Pemberley series extended Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice storyline into the frontier of women’s rights with, of course, a marvelous love story at its heart. Critics raved about the play and the MTC production, calling it “Delightful!” (TalkinBroadway.com) and “a feast for actors” (San Francisco Chronicle), and praising the work of the show’s designers, many of whom were old friends of MTC— including the extraordinary costume designer Fumiko Bielefeldt, whose work you will see in this performance of The Sound Inside.
PICTURED ABOVE (L–R):
Lauren Spencer, Alicia M.P. Nelson, Aidaa Peerzada, Madeline Rouverol. PICTURED LEFT:
Lauren Spencer and Zahan F. Mehta Photos by Kevin Berne
Thrilling theatre from a bold new American voice
Pass Over Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s powerful play challenged audiences and inspired conversations that extended far beyond the life of the production—reminding us of one of the things that theatre does best. The San Francisco Chronicle said “Pass Over is Black freedom on stage. Penetrating in insight, open-armed in sensitivity and game for risk…written with the ear and the precision of a musical score for a chamber opera.” The San Francisco Examiner chose this play as its February theatre pick and other critics praised its “spiritual, emotional, even joyful” spirit.
PICTURED ABOVE (L–R):
Eddie Ewell, LeRoy S. Graham III, Adam A. Roy. PICTURED LEFT:
Eddie Ewell. Photos by Kevin Berne
The end of a love story, in the heart and heat of Cairo
Hotter Than Egypt With razor-sharp wit and “dialogue on a par with the likes of Harold Pinter or Edward Albee” (Theatrestorm.com), playwright Yussef El Guindi’s Hotter Than Egypt chronicled the end of a marriage, the emergence of a woman’s freed spirit, and the complexities that arise when cultures and economic classes collide and intertwine. Critics hailed this “brilliantly crafted” new play, full of “delicious oneliners that bite and tell their own comic truth” (TheatreEddys.com).
Naseem Etemad as Maha with Wasim No’mani as Seif. PICTURED RIGHT: Jen Taylor as Jean and Paul Morgan Stetler as Paul.
MTC proudly continued crafting the second leg of this world premiere co-production with A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle, selected by the Dramaturg and MTC’s Assoc. Artistic Director Nakissa Etemad.
Photos by Kevin Berne
Delta surge delayed us another 9 months. I am incredibly grateful to our amazing actors, Mill Valley’s own Denmo Ibrahim and Bay Area native Tyler Miclean, for their dedication and commitment not only to this production, but also to our MTC staff and audiences for their stalwart support throughout this time.”
And now…a Tony Award-nominated thriller from a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright
The Sound Inside The story of this heralded play’s journey to the MTC stage is worthy of its own script, full of twists and turns. Adam Rapp’s The Sound Inside premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the summer of 2018. Directed by David Cromer and starring Mary-Louise Parker and Will Hochman, it was snapped up by legendary Broadway producer Jeffrey Richards and transferred to Broadway with the same cast and director in autumn 2019, running into January of 2020. Immediately, MTC Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis secured the rights to the play, conscious of its extraordinary power and eager to produce the show for MTC audiences.
Minadakis is an unabashed fan of playwright Adam Rapp’s work. “This is the second play I’ve directed by Adam Rapp,” he notes. “The first was Rapp’s break-out play, Nocturne, in 2002 at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival. Nocturne and The Sound Inside, while separated by 20 years, are structurally and thematically the most connected of all of Rapp’s work. Both are densely woven thrillers that weave narrative and performative text into a live experience that are both unique to Rapp and unique within Rapp’s body of work.”
But then….. Jasson recalls: “When we first acquired the rights to produce the West Coast premiere of this gorgeous play it had just completed its successful Broadway run in January 2020. Little did we know it would take us two and a half years to finally open the play in Marin.” Between March 2020 and the current season, pandemic concerns prompted a number of shifts in MTC’s plans, even within this season. “We pivoted, and pivoted again,” said Jasson. “In August 2021 we were three days away from starting rehearsal when the
Images from a mid-pandemic theatre world: Cast, director and designers of MTC’s longawaited production of The Sound Inside gathered for outdoor rehearsals, so they could safely work without masks. Photos by Richard Mosqueda
What makes Adam Rapp’s work especially alluring to Jasson, and to audiences? “His obsession with how reader and writer or audience / performer / writer interact,” avows Jasson. “You’ll see that explored in many of his plays. The Sound Inside displays an Escher-like master’s complexity with how the two experiences can warp and twist into each other to create a singular experience. Adam is a master American storyteller, a prolific writer who creates phenomenal novels and compelling works for the screen.”
DENMO IBRAHIM* (she/her—Bella) is an American actor, playwright and author of Egyptian descent which the San Francisco Chronicle called “a tower of strength in the Bay Area theatre scene.” Previous MTC productions include Brilliant Mind, Noura and The Who & The What. Regional acting credits include Berkeley Repertory, American Conservatory Theater, The Old Globe, Seattle Rep, and Cal Shakes. As a playwright, her work has toured international festivals in Egypt, France, and Germany. In the U.S., her plays have been supported by Playwrights’ Foundation, The Civilians, and New York Theatre Workshop. She is a resident artist with Golden Thread Productions. Denmo is a San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (SFBATCC) award recipient for her work on The Good Book (Berkeley Rep) and a Theatre Bay Area award recipient for I Call My Brothers (Crowded Fire) and BABA (Alter Theater). She was recently nominated for an SFBATCC award for Principal Performance in a Drama for Noura and was one of 25 theatre artists nominated for the Rainin Fellowship in 2020. Denmo holds an MFA in Lecoq-based Actor Created Physical Theater from Naropa University and a BFA in Acting from Boston University. denmoibrahim.com
TYLER MICLEAN* (he/him— Christopher) is making his MTC debut after the Georgiana & Kitty workshop last year, and was born and raised in Belmont, CA. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. NY Regional: Legally Blonde (The Argyle Theatre). LA Regional: Parade, The Full Monty, Ragtime (3D Theatricals), Man of La Mancha, King Lear (A Noise Within), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Cabrillo Music Theatre). Touring: Holiday Wishes (Cirque Musica). Readings: Vera Laughed with Jo Beth Williams and Alfred Molina. BA: the University of Southern California, School of Dramatic Arts, and a screenwriting minor from the School of Cinematic Arts. Add’l Training: Music Theatre Conservatory at Notre Dame de Namur. Directing: R&H’s Cinderella, The Addams Family (Notre Dame High School). Playwriting: Quicksand, Honey Lemon, Bad Sister. Thank you for your presence. And tender thanks to the village, especially Carolyn and Dave Miclean. Pax et Bonum.
The Year of Endless Sorrows (FSG), Know Your Beholder (Little Brown), and Wolf at the Table, which will be published by Little Brown in January ’23. For television, he has written and produced for The L Word (Showtime), In Treatment (HBO), Flesh & Bone (Starz), Vinyl (HBO), The Looming Tower (Hulu) and served as the Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner for Showtime’s American Rust, which stars Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney. Born in Chicago and raised in nearby Joliet, Illinois, Rapp now splits his time between New York City and upstate New York.
ADAM RAPP (he/ him—Playwright) is an award-winning playwright and novelist. He is the author of numerous plays, which include Nocturne (American Repertory Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop), Finer Noble Gases (26th Humana Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, The Bush, London), The Metal Children (The Vineyard), and Red Light Winter (Steppenwolf, Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre), for which he won Chicago’s Jeff Award for Best New Work, an OBIE, and was named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. His most recent play, The Sound Inside, received its world premiere at the 2018 Williamstown Theatre Festival and was named one of The New York Times best plays of 2018. It premiered on Broadway at Studio 54 in the fall of 2019 and went on to be nominated for 6 Tony Awards, including Best Play. His playwriting honors include Boston’s Elliot Norton Award, The Helen Merrill Prize, The 2006 Princess Grace Statue, a Lucille Lortel Playwright’s Fellowship, The Benjamin H. Danks Award, the PEN/Laura Pels International Foundation Award, and a 2021 Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the author of eleven novels, including Under the Wolf, Under the Dog, which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize, Punkzilla, which was named a 2006 Printz Honor Book, and 33 Snowfish, which Booklist named as one of the 50 Best Young Adult Novels of All Time. He is also the author of the adult novels
JASSON MINADAKISº (he/him—Director/ Artistic Director) is in his 16th season as artistic director of Marin Theatre Company, where he has directed The Catastrophist, Mother of the Maid, Sovereignty, Oslo, Shakespeare In Love, Thomas and Sally, Guards at the Taj, August: Osage County, The Invisible Hand, Anne Boleyn, The Convert, The Whale, Failure: A Love Story, the world premiere of Lasso of Truth, The Whipping Man (San Francisco Bay Area Critics Circle Awards for Best Production and Best Acting Ensemble), Waiting for Godot, Othello: the Moor of Venice, The Glass Menagerie, Edward Albee’s Tiny Alice, the world premiere of Libby Appel’s adaptation of Chekhov’s Seagull, Happy Now?, Equivocation (SFBATCC Award, 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
º The Director is a member of the STAGE DIRECTORS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS SOCIETY, a national theatrical labor union.
FUMIKO BIELEFELDT+ (she/her—Costume Designer) is happy to be back with MTC and resume her role as the costume designer for The Sound Inside. Her work has appeared in MTC productions for over 10 years, including Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley, Oslo, Straight White Men, Guard at the Taj, The Oldest Boy, The Convert, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Othello, the Moor of Venice, Edward Albee’s Tiny Alice, Equivocation, What the Butler Saw, Lovers &amp; Executioners, Frozen, Displaced, Fugitive Kind, Indiscretions, and Candida. Her career as a costume designer for 40 years in the Bay Area and beyond has garnered her many awards, including the Barbara Bladen Porter, San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle, Dean Goodman Choice, Back Stage West Garland, and Drama-Logue Awards.
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. EDWARD E. HAYNES JR. (he/him—Scenic Designer) excited to be retuning to Marin Theatre Company where he previously Designed Pass Over, Skeleton Crew, and How I Learned What I Learned. Regional Credits include: The Geffen Playhouse, The Mark Taper Forum, Ebony Repertory Theatre Co., South Coast Rep., The Kirk Douglas Theatre, East West Players, Pasadena Playhouse, The Hollywood Bowl, Antaeus Theatre, Berkeley Rep., The Intiman Theatre, City Theatre Pittsburgh, Gulfshores Playhouse, The Muny Theatre, The Alliance Theatre, Trinity Rep., The Two River Theatre, The Alley Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and many he can no longer remember. Television Credits include MTVs Spring Break 2012 & 2011, Hip Hop Harry for the Discovery Kids/TLC Channel, and Culture Clash for Fox TV. Ed is the proud father of twins, Denis and Wesly, and husband to Director Elizabeth Bell-Haynes. edhaynes.carbonmade.com
MIKE POST (he/him— Lighting and Projection Designer) is thrilled to return to Marin as a designer for this show! While he was serving as MTC’s Director of Production he also worked as a lighting and projection designer for Guards at the Taj, for Oslo and Sovereignty. He also has worked with lighting, sound and projection at New Conservatory Theatre Center with The View Upstairs, Cardboard Piano, and Avenue Q. At Sonoma State University, Mike was brought in to light Sweeney Todd. Prior to his time in the Bay Area, he lived and worked in Atlanta where he was the resident designer at Georgia Shakespeare as well as having designed many shows
Member of Actors’ Equity Association.
Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829.
films. He has developed library music for PBS television and NPR radio. He is the recipient of seven ASCAP Plus awards, five Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Awards for composition and sound design, as well as the Arty award for sound design.
at other theatres in the area. He served as Production Manager at the Center for Puppetry Arts and designed several shows there as well. Currently, Mike holds the position of Associate Professor of Lighting, Sound and Projection at The University of Montana in Missoula.
BRIGID RIDGE* (she/her—Rehearsal Stage Manager) is a freelance stage manager who works up and down the West Coast. She has previously been involved with Marin Theatre Company’s productions of Hotter Than Egypt, Brilliant Mind, Noura, The Who and the What, and Skeleton Crew, among others. She has also done work at Berkeley Playhouse and Central Works in the Bay Area and Taproot Theatre Company in Seattle.
DARIA PERKOVA (she/her—Asst. Costume Designer / Wardrobe Crew) is a Bay Area native costume designer. She has designed, stitched and ran wardrobe for many theaters around the bay. Her most recent works include costume design for Anton Chekov’s Uncle Vanya at Chabot College, and How Black Mother’s Say I Love You at Theatre Rhinoceros. She is running the costume shop and wardrobe crew at Marin Theatre Company for the current season.
KEVIN JOHNSON* (he/him—Production Stage Manager) returns for his fifth production at MTC, having previously stage-managed Noura, The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, Marjorie Prime, and the special performance of Lady of Largest Heart with Olympia Dukakis. Elsewhere in the Bay Area, he has stagemanaged for Aurora Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Magic Theatre, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, and many others. He also has stage-managed music and dance productions, including Oakland Symphony, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, San Francisco Jazz Festival (with Bobby McFerrin), International Russian Music Festival, and Dave Brubeck’s final album of his choral music, Brubeck and American Poets.
IMPLIED MUSIC / CHRIS HOUSTON (he/ him—Composer) is a pianist, composer, producer, and sound designer. He performs and records as Implied Music. He is the veteran of decades of solo and ensemble performances in jazz, rock, traditional, and classical styles. He teaches piano and composition and has lectured on music at Boston Ballet and San Francisco State University. Chris has written and recorded music for picture and stage for almost fifty years. He has numerous credits for theater composition and sound design in the Bay Area, New York, and nationally. Chris has scored feature and documentary
Member of Actors’ Equity Association.
NAKISSA ETEMAD (she/ her—Associate Artistic Director) Associate Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company (MTC) and an Iranian American dramaturg and producer, Nakissa is also a French translator specializing in new BIPOC plays and musicals for over 25 years. She is a Resident Artist of Golden Thread Productions, Regional VP Metro Bay Area for Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), and a member of MENA Theater Makers Alliance and the Anti-Racism Task Force of LMDA. Recent dramaturgy: The world premiere co-production at Marin Theatre Company and A Contemporary Theatre Seattle of Yussef El Guindi’s Hotter Than Egypt, plus its development at 2020 Colorado New Play Summit, Heather Raffo’s Noura (MTC/ Golden Thread), Marcus Gardley’s Play On! commission of King Lear (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), recent world premiere productions with Marcus Gardley, Lauren Yee, Marisela Treviño Orta, Margo Hall, and Torange Yeghiazarian, and several ReOrient Festivals of Short Plays and Bay Area Playwrights Festivals. Former positions: Festival Director for the 5th Annual New America Playwrights Fest, featuring Lynn Nottage, Naomi Iizuka and Polly Pen (San Jose Rep); Dramaturg and Literary Manager of The Wilma Theater, San Jose Rep, and San Diego Rep, and Exec. VP Freelance of LMDA. Recipient of the 2015 Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy for The Lark’s four-city premieres of Gardley’s the road weeps, the well runs dry.
JASSON MINADAKIS (he/him—Artistic Director) See Director/ Artistic Director bio MEREDITH SUTTLES (she/her—Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer) joined Marin Theatre Company as its new Managing Director this April. Meredith is an arts leader with an extensive background in creative and performing arts in the areas of development, management, strategic planning, fundraising, and performance. She has held senior leadership roles at TheaterWorksUSA, Soho Repertory Theatre, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), and the New York City Opera. Meredith is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and former EmcArts: Arts Leaders as Cultural Innovators (ALACI) Fellow. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., a Steering Committee Member of the Black Theatre Commons and currently serves on the Board of Directors of viBe Theater Experience (Brooklyn, NY). As a visionary leader known for her ability to win community support, develop key coalitions and build strong relationships with a shared sense of purpose, she is passionate about devising meaningful ways to address and further the goals of MTC.
from over 40 Bay Area schools each year. MTC envisions theatre as a vital space for sharing diverse stories to build a more just and equitable world. MTC is dedicated to inspiring conversation, learning and action to build more inclusive communities. We do this by providing a sustainable home for developing the work of diverse American playwrights and producing innovative theatrical experiences. MTC was founded in 1966 and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
MARIN THEATRE COMPANY is the Bay Area’s premier mid-sized theatre and the leading professional theatre in the North Bay, producing a five-show season focused on new American plays. MTC is committed to the development and production of new plays, with a comprehensive New Play Program that includes productions of world premieres, readings and workshops by the nation’s diverse emerging and established playwrights. MTC’s numerous education programs serve more than 4,500 students
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MARIN THEATRE COMPANY STAFF Artistic Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jasson Minadakis (he/him) Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meredith Suttles (she/her) Associate Artistic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nakissa Etemad (she/her) NPRP Playwright in Residence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren M. Gunderson* (she/her) NNPN Producer in Residence. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard A. Mosqueda+ (he/she/they) Director of Production. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sara Huddleston (she/her) Technical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeffrey Klein (he/him/they) Interim Director of Marketing & Communications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jo Manley (she/her) Grant Writer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nina O’Keefe (she/her) Education Coordinator & Teaching Artist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daniel Duque-Estrada (he/him) Education Coordinator & Teaching Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Euan Ashley (he/him) Assistant Box Office Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Abbott (she/her) Front of House team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Price, Casey Herrmann, Chris Rogers, Euan Ashley, Janet Friedman, Jenise Walter, Laura Odeh, Sue Urquhart, Victor Barajas
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MTC ADVISORY BOARD Linden Berry Joseph Bodovitz Jerry Cahill David Catania Diana Gay-Catania Bobbie Chapman Doug Ferguson Gerry Goldsholle Brian Golson Gale Gottlieb Gail Harris
Tracy Haughton Peter Jacobi Kimberly Jessup Dirk Langeveld Lori Lerner Melanie Maier Peter Maier Tina McArthur Iris Metz Kiki Pescatello Andrew Poutiatine
Ivan Poutiatine Chris Raker Laura Scott Dana Shapiro Gary Shapiro Christopher B. Smith Tara Sullivan Kathleen Taylor Jennifer Yang Weeden Phillip Woodward
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PRODUCER’S CIRCLE VIP PRODUCER | $15,000+ The Bernard Osher Foundation Lynn Brinton + Dan Cohn Tracy + Brian Haughton Peter + Melanie Maier, The John Brockway Hungtington Fund Ivan Poutiatine Matthew Purdon Stacy Scott + Chuck Ciaccoº Vickie Soulier
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PRODUCER | $1,000+ Dr. Kedar Adour Franklin Amster + Andree Jansheski Charles M. + Leslie Anderson Tom + Lois Ashley Lee Aubry Mary Jane Baird Joan Beavin Linden Berry John Bissinger Jr. Adrian + Daniel Blumberg Bobbie + Dave Chapman Ann + Rick Clarke Ron Clyman + Francoise Mauray Erin + David Elliott Leida Schoggen + William Farmer Leland + Susan Faust Seth + Alison Ferguson Alex + Niki Fong Jeff C. Freedman + Marie C. Boylan Karen Fry David Goldman Kenneth + Joan Gosliner Gale Gottlieb Michelle + Norm Groleau Anita Hagopian Karen Haydock Susan + Russ Holdstein Coreen + Mark Jamison Bob Kaliski + Linda Nelson Kelley Family Charitable Fund Ken and Jackie Broad Family Fund Drs. Douglas + Carol Kerr Fritz & Karen Kieckhefer William Kissinger Lawrence + Stephanie Krames Duff Kurland + Carol Nusinow Kurland Dirk + Madeleine Langeveld Stephen + Gail Lazarus Judy Leash Cheryl Longinotti + Victoria H. Newton Garrett Loube + Marica Rodgers Scott MacLeod + Linda Kislingbury David Madfes Diane Martin Christine + Steve Maxwell Dr. William + Janet McAllister Tina + Richard McArthur Mary + Steve Mizroch
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Brian + Jocelyn Herndon Lori Horne Grace Hughes + John Levinson Chris Hurwitz Cheryl + Jeffrey Hylton Howard + Elisabeth Jaffe The John L. Levinsohn Fund Sally Jones Muriel B. Kaplan Julie Kaufman + Doug Klein Susan Kolb Harriet + Tom Kostic, Kostic Family Fund The Leo J. & Celia Carlin Fund Kathleen + John Leones Peter + Melanie Maier William + Christney McGlashan Nancy + David Medford Debbie Mills Jeff + Sue Mulvihill Bart + Barb O’Brien Tony Origlio + Kip Vanderbilt John S. Osterweis Philanthropic Fund Barbara Paschke + David Volpendesta Susan + Jon Peck Peirce Family Fund Phil Kurjan Fund Joel and Carol Solomon Family Fund Steven + Marianne Porter Russell + Joan Pratt Hector Richards Deborah L. Robbins + Henry Navas Jean B. Chan + Ken Ross Mark + Tobi Rubin Toby + Robert Rubin Laurel Schaefer-Trent + Thomas Trent Ellen + Donald Schell Kurt Schindler Leida Schoggen + William Farmer Valerie Stoll Schwimmer Kate Sears Marsha Silberstein John Simpson Shelagh Smith Martha + Jonathan Smolen Stephanie Splane Lynnette Stallworth Daniel Stein Roger A. Stoll Tara J. Sullivan Mr. Tangri + Ms. Durie, Durie Tangri LLP Kathleen Thompson Henry Trevor and Elizabeth Werter Hugh Vincent Olivia Warneckeº
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Bruce Tremayne + Mary Diltz Sandra + David Tresan Nora Turner Bob Vaddiparty Connie Vandament Marta Van Loan Mary + Herman Waetjen Amy Walsh Nancy Warfield Anita Watkins Meredith Watts Dorothy Weaver Mr. + Mrs. Thomas A. Weikert Brad Weisert + Kim Zydel Alexis Weiss + Mark Johnson Marjorie Went Paul Werner David + Kay Werdegar Val Westen Sandra Westin Holly + Bruce Williams Joss + Janet Wilson Susan Winegar Sheldon Wolfe Valerie Woods Travis Wright Sandra Yoffie Marisha Zeffer Suzanne Zimmerman ºIn-Kind Donation
CORPORATIONS | FOUNDATIONS | GOVERNMENT MTC PARTNER | $50,000+ Support for our playwright in residence, Lauren Gunderson, ] is provided by a National Playwright Residency Program grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Clay Foundation West • Marin Community Foundation Melody Wireless Infrastructure • The Shubert Foundation William and Flora Hewlett Foundation SEASON PARTNER | $25,000+ The Bernard Osher Foundation VIP PRODUCER | $15,000+ California Arts Council • Haughton Family Charitable Fund • John Brockway Huntington Fund National Endowment for the Arts • The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Stacy Scott Fine Cateringº EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | $10,000+ Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund Venturous Theater Fund, a fund of the Tides Foundation PREMIERE PRODUCER | $5,000+ 3 Badge Beveragesº • August Sebastiani • Acqua Hotelº Brooks Note Wineryº • Garry + Joanne Brooks Marin Cultural Association • Newton and Rochelle Becker Charitable Trust The Tournesol Project • The Tow Foundation ASSOCIATE PRODUCER | $3,000+ Carol Selig, Selig Floral Designº • County of Marin Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club PRODUCER | $1,000-2,999 Body Kineticsº • Compass Marin Charitable Association Mill Valley Market • National Philanthropic Trust OSKA Mill Valley • The Rock Foundation Whistlestopº ºIn-Kind Donation
MTC TOMORROW THE LEGACY GIVING SOCIETY OF MARIN THEATRE COMPANY Linden + Carl Berry‡ • Jack Bissinger‡ Dave + Bobbie Chapman • John + Shelley Chesley Sheldon Doing + Steve DeHart • Fred Drexler‡ • Thomas W. Edwards + Rebecca Parlette Edwards Joseph + Antonia Friedman • Brian + Tracy Haughton • Sandra Hess • Shirley Loube‡ • Melanie Maier Gladys Perez-Mendez‡ • Ivan + Lochiel Poutiatine‡ • Leigh + Ivy Robinson‡ • Gage Schubert • Beverly Tanner Fred + Kathleen Taylor • Nancy Thomson‡ • Phil Woodward + Connie Majoyy ‡Deceased
MEMORIAL GIFTS IN MEMORY OF CARL BERRY Linden Berry Gerry Cahill + Kathy King Hendrik + Patty Kopperl Dirk + Madeleine Langeveld Mark + Mauree Jane Perry Laura + Michael Scott Jean + Kurt Stromberg
IN MEMORY OF STEPHANIE GRAY Jill Myers
IN MEMORY OF ALL WHO LOST THEIR LIVES TO COVID-19 Bob Vaddiparty
IN MEMORY OF BARBARA LAVARONI Arthur + Nancy Costa Kathleen Thompson
IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL CURTIS Nancy Barash IN MEMORY OF JACKIE FIELD Mitchell Field
TRIBUTE GIFTS IN HONOR OF SARAH Dave + Bobbie Chapman
IN HONOR OF WENDY FENG Jolie Feng
IN HONOR OF GREAT THEATRE AND ACTORS Cheryl Coles
IN HONOR OF JERRY GEFFNER Carolyn Pines + Judy Schwartz
IN HONOR OF NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE AT HOME Sarah C. + Henry Pruden
IN HONOR OF LAUREN GUNDERSON Jennifer Jenkins Nick Randhawa Janet Cooper
IN HONOR OF FUMIKO BIELEFELDT Erik Bielefeldt
IN HONOR DUFF KURLAND Janet Josselyn
IN HONOR OF RICK + CHERYL BRANDON Molly + Brett Dick Cheryl Finley + Barry Neal
IN HONOR OF KURTZMAN AND LIZ HERTZ Nelson + Julia Ishiyama + Terrie McDonald
IN HONOR OF KATE CORTESI Anonymous
IN HONOR OF TERESA LAW The Tow Foundation Anonymous
IN HONOR OF BRITTANY DEVER Nancy + David Medford
IN HONOR OF JASSON MINADAKIS & THE DEI COMMITTEE Helen Bruner
IN HONOR PATRICIA B. MOLVAR Ronald Denchfield
IN HONOR OF KATE ROBINSON Donna Lee Robinson
IN HONOR OF OUR SON, DAVID EVERETT MOORE Everett + Julia Moore
IN HONOR OF STACY SCOTT Molly + Brett Dick
IN HONOR OF PHOEBE MORRIS Richard + Gretchen Coffey
IN HONOR OF VELMA SHANNON Keenan Norris
IN HONOR OF DANNY OSBURN & RACHEL HURADO-OSBURN Barbara Lesch + Michael J. McCaffry
IN HONOR OF MEREDITH SUTTLES Lynnette Stallworth
IN HONOR OF IVAN S. POUTIATINE MTC HONORS Robert Begley Robert + Irene Belknap Linden Berry Kathy King + Jerry Cahill Gabriella Calicchio + Michael Janes Dave + Bobbie Chapman Mariana Poutiatine Cotten Suzanne + Mark Darley Kipp Delbyck Virginia + William Felch Jr. Doug + Jane Ferguson David Catania + Diana Gay-Catania Gerry Goldsholle + Myra Levenson Gale Gottlieb Tracy + Brian Haughton Grace Hughes Dirk + Madeleine Langeveld Melanie + Peter Maier Tina McArthur + Richard Rubenstein Buffington Miller Suzie Pollak Michael + Hailey Poutiatine Christopher Raker Paula + Bob Reynolds Robin + Rick Rice Laura + Michael Scott Stacy Scott + Chuck Ciaccio Brigitte + Bill Smith Fred + Kathleen Taylor James + Beth Wintersteen Susan York
MTC PRODUCTION UNDERWRITERS Marin Theatre Company’s 55th Season and this production of Pass Over is generously underwritten by the following:
PARTNER CIRCLE MTC SUSTAINER Terry Berkemeier + Lori Lerner Gage Schubert Christopher B. + Jeannie Meg Smith MTC PARTNER The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Marin Community Foundation Melody Wireless Infrastructure Buffington Miller, Clay Foundation-West Bob + Paula Reynolds The Shubert Foundation William and Flora Hewlett Foundation SEASON PARTNER The Bernard Osher Foundation David Catania + Diana Gay-Catania John + Shelley Chesley The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Foundation Barbara + Jim Kautz Kathy King + Gerald Cahill Vera + Ken Meislin Fred + Kathleen Taylor Vickie Soulier
Lynn Brinton + Dan Cohn California Art Council Suzanne + Mark Darley Tracy + Brian Haughton Haughton Family Charitable Fund Kimball Foundation
VIP PRODUCER Peter + Melanie Maier, The John Brockway Hungtington Fund Ivan Poutiatine Matthew Purdon The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Stacy Scott Fine Cateringº The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Foundation
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Gene + Neil Barth Kiki Pescatello Gerry Goldsholle + Myra Levenson Michael + Jean Strunsky, Ira and Leonore Gershwin Philanthropic Fund Kimberly Hughes + Steve Moazed Paul + Sandy Zuber Koret Foundation The Marymor Family Fund ºIn-Kind Donation
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