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JAN 4-26/2014 black box theater

dreams, dares, and discoveries our 30th season 2013–2014

the professional theatre company in residence at the arsenal center for the arts

the professional theatre company in residence at the arsenal center for the arts

JIM PETOSA artistic director

HARRIET SHEETS managing director presents



directed by

scenic designer JON SAVAGEº



sound designer & composer EDWARD YOUNG

lighting designer TYLER LAMBERT-PERKINS

stage manager ANNA BURNHAM*

cast ( in alphabetical order )


Solomon Galkin


Bernard Madoff


A Secretary

SETTING August 2009, three weeks after Bernard Madoff entered Butner Federal Correctional Complex in North Carolina

There will be no intermission.

* member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States º member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 Permission granted by ABRAMS ARTISTS AGENCY, 275 Seventh Ave., 26th Floor, New York, NY 10001. All inquiries concerning rights to the Play shall be addressed to the above or to Originally produced by Stageworks / Hudson, Laura Margolis, Artistic Director, in Hudson NY July 21 - August 8, 2010. Mainstage Premiere produced and presented by Theater J, Ari Roth, Artistic Director, at the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater in Washington, DC, August 31-September 25, 2011. A portion of "Touch Me" from The Wild Braid by Stanley Kunitz was originally published by W.W. Norton & Company and is used courtesy of Darhansoff & Verrill Literary Agents.

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Happy New Year! Welcome to New Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre company in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, and 2013-2014 Our 30th Season: Dreams, Dares, and Discoveries! We’re thrilled to have you here for our New England premiere of Deborah Margolin’s IMAGINING MADOFF. IMAGING MADOFF dares to discover the opposition between pragmatic greed and the moral compass that is capable of identifying the bankruptcy of principles at its root. As we climb out of the vestiges of the Great Recession, the play dares to ask us what we've learned by having lived through the era that caused it and the process that helped us find remedy. At New Rep, we continue to explore powerfully human stories that resonate and respond to the issues and ideas of our time. We invite you to join the New Rep family of subscribers—either with our A La Carte Subscription or  our new  FlexPass!  Both packages offer great value and exclusive subscriber benefits. See the flyer inside this program for details. New subscribers will also receive a complimentary ticket to our upcoming Next Rep World Premiere of PATTERN OF LIFE by Walt McGough, this June! As New Rep approaches our milestone anniversary, our  30th  Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign  is in full swing. Our  three-year fundraising effort both celebrates three decades of New Rep’s history and will ensure New Rep’s financial health into the future. The color center spread of this program invites you to learn about the variety of ways to give.  We hope you will consider our new “30 for 30” sustaining gift program—give just $30/month to honor our 30th Anniversary, to ensure New Rep continues staging important stories like IMAGINING MADOFF for a generation to come. We look forward to seeing you at our next play, the New England premiere of Matthew Lopez’ look at post-Civil War freedom seen through a Southern Jewish soldier and his former slaves, THE WHIPPING MAN, January 25 through February 16. Thank you,     Harriet Sheets Managing Director​​

​​​Jim Petosa Artistic Director

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JOEL COLODNER* (Solomon Galkin) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in The Elephant Man, Three Viewings, and Indulgences. Other area credits include Glengarry Glen Ross and Mrs. Whitney (Merrimack Repertory Theatre); Our Town (Huntington Theatre Company); The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev (The Lyric Stage Company); The Light in the Piazza (SpeakEasy Stage Company); and numerous roles with Actors' Shakespeare Project. Regional credits include Streamers, Comedians, and Hamlet (Arena Stage); The Rainmaker (The Guthrie Theatre); An American Clock, Measure for Measure, and Wild Oats (The Mark Taper Forum); The Threepenny Opera (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); and The Seagull (Pittsburgh Public Theatre). Off-Broadway roles include How I Learned to Drive (Vineyard Theatre). Broadway credits include work with the Acting Company and Phoenix Theatre. Television credits include Moonlighting, Remington Steele, Eight is Enough, Highway to Heaven, St. Elsewhere, 21 Jump Street, Cagney and Lacey, and L.A. Law. Mr. Colodner earned his B.A. from Cornell University and M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University. Originally from New York, he resides in Portsmouth, NH. JEREMIAH KISSEL* (Bernard Madoff) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Twelfth Night, and Hard Times. Area credits include The Polar Express with the Boston Pops (Symphony Hall); Invisible Man, Two Men of Florence, and The Cherry Orchard (Huntington Theatre Company); Hamlet, As You Like It, Henry V, The Tempest, and Julius Caesar (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Three Farces and a Funeral, Henry V, and The Accident (American Repertory Theatre); and numerous productions with Merrimack Repertory Theatre, The Lyric Stage Company, and other theatres. Off-Broadway credits include The Last Will (The Abingdon Theater). Film and television credits include Body of Proof (ABC), The Town, The Fighter, and The Great Debaters. Mr. Kissel is recipient of the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence (2003), the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Actor (1990), and several I.R.N.E. Awards.

ADRIANNE KRSTANSKY* (A Secretary) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in Holiday Memories, Three Viewings, afterlife: a ghost story, 2.5 Minute Ride, and Frozen. Other area credits include Ubu Rock, Britannicus, and Paradise Lost (American Repertory Theater); Othello (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Tribes, Body Awareness, and Snakebit (Speakeasy Stage Company); November (The Lyric Stage Company); and Legally Dead and Gary (Boston Playwrights Theater). Off-Broadway credits include 365 Plays/Days (Public Theater) and Luck, Pluck, and Virtue (Atlantic Theater Company). Film and television credits include Olive Kitteridge (HBO) and The Company Men. Ms. Krstansky earned her M.F.A. in Acting at the University of California, San Diego. Originally from Chicago, she lives in Newton. She will appear in On the Verge at New Rep this spring. ELAINE VAAN HOGUE (Director) is a director, actor, and teacher and returns to New Repertory Theatre after directing The Kite Runner. Regional credits include Metamorphosis (Boston Center for American Performance); The Penelopiad, Execution of Justice, and Lizzie Stranton (Wimberly Theatre BCA); Walking the Volcano (BCAP/BPT); The Road to Mecca (BCAP); Crave (Nora Theatre Company); Thin Air: Tales from a Revolution (Kansas City); Infinity’s House (Majestic Theatre); Fen (New Theatre); Creation: Mythic Weavings (Magdalena USA); and When Jennie Goes Marching (Olney Theatre). She is a member of the Magdalena Project, an international network of women in contemporary theatre and recently joined an international cyberperformance group collaborating in All the Better To See You With. Ms. Vaan Hogue serves as Program Head of Theater Arts at Boston University and will next co-curate New Rep’s inaugural Next Rep Festival in the spring. Originally from Los Angeles, she resides in Central Massachusetts. JON SAVAGEº (Scenic Designer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after scenic designing The Elephant Man and Holiday Memories. Other area credits include M and Laughing Wild (Huntington Theatre Company); You for Me for You (Company One); The Farm and Deported (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); All’s Well That Ends Well (Elliot Norton Award, Best Production); and The Comedy of Errors (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). Regional credits include A Grand Night for Singing (Bucks County Playhouse); State Fair (Walnut Street Theatre); Is He Dead (Olney Theatre); and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Bay Street Theatre). Mr. Savage was the Associate Set Designer for the Broadway production of Hot Feet and has worked in television and film for productions on the History Channel and the HBO miniseries, John Adams. He also served as a curator


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for the U.S. National Student Exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial in 2007. He is currently on faculty at Boston University and is a member of United Scenic Artists. Originally from Wyoming, he resides in Weymouth.

Brunch. Ms. Burnham earned her Bachelor of Arts from Bennington College. Originally from Westport, Connecticut, she resides in Jamaica Plain. After Imagining Madoff, she will produce a new food show this spring.

LEONARD AUGUSTINE CHOO (Costume Designer) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Recent design credits include A Doll House, The Penelopiad, Waiting for Godot, and House (Boston Center for American Performance). Assistant design credits include  The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company) and  Into the Woods  (W!ld Rice Theatre Company). He has also worked for the Boston Ballet and Weston Playhouse Theatre Company. Originally from Singapore, Mr. Choo received the Tan Ean Kiam Student-of-the-Year Arts Award while at the National University of Singapore. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Overseas Arts Scholarship from the Singapore National Arts Council to pursue an MFA in Costume Design at Boston University. Currently in his final year, he will design Boston University Opera Institute’s spring production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and for his thesis, Tchaikovsky’s  The Sleeping Beauty.

DEBORAH MARGOLIN (Playwright) is a playwright, performance artist and founding member of Split Britches Theater Company. She is the author of eight full-length solo performance pieces, which she has toured throughout the United States, as well as numerous plays, and is the recipient of an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance and the Kesselring Playwriting Award for her play Three Seconds in the Key. She has enjoyed commissions from the Jewish Museum of New York, the New York Public Theater, the Actor’s Theater of Louisville and other theaters, has lectured extensively at universities throughout the country, has been artist in residence at Hampshire College and University of Hawaii and Zale writer-in-residence at Tulane University, and served in the fall of 2000 as artist in residence in New York University’s Department of Undergraduate Drama. A book of her performance pieces and plays, entitled Of All The Nerve: Deb Margolin SOLO, was published by Cassell/Continuum Press (1999). In 2005 she was awarded the Richard H. Brodhead Prize for Teaching Excellence at Yale University. Ms. Margolin is a member of New Dramatists as of 2008, and was honored to accept the 2008 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwright Award.

TYLER LAMBERT-PERKINS (Lighting Designer) returns to the New Repertory Theatre after designing lighting for Jimmy Titanic. Mr. Lambert-Perkins spent the past six months assisting various television and theatre productions including Macbeth (Lincoln Center), The Tony Awards, The Emmy Awards, and The Queen Latifah Show.  He is currently completing his MFA at Boston University, finishing up his thesis on Light and Social Change and designing Columbinus (Boston University) in the spring. EDWARD YOUNG (Sound Designer) is a Boston-area sound designer and composer. He returns to New Repertory Theatre after sound designing  Holiday Memories and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for New Rep On Tour. Other area credits include How We Got On and Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (Company One), The Lover, and Not Jenny (Bridge Rep of Boston). Recently he was a Sound Design Fellow at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY. He earned his degree in Music Technology and Composition from Northeastern University. Originally from Pennsylvania, he lives in Boston. ANNA BURNHAM* (Stage Manager) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include Good People, Red, The Quality of Life, Distracted, and Superior Donuts (New Century Theatre). New York credits include Corner Pocket (Extant Arts); Notice Me (Foglight Productions); In Paradise & She Plundered Him (Interactive Arts); and Summer Shorts Festival IV &V (Interactive Arts). She produced 6 Films and At Home with her media company, Moonlight

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JIM PETOSA (Artistic Director) joined New Repertory Theatre as an award-winning theater artist, educator, and leader in 2012. He has served as Director of the School of Theatre, College of Fine Arts, at Boston University since 2002, and Artistic Director of Maryland’s Olney Theatre Center for the Arts and its National Players educational touring company (19942012). While at BU, he established the Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP), the professional production extension of the BU School of Theatre, in 2008. Throughout the Northeast, Petosa has directed for numerous institutions, including The Elephant Man, Amadeus, Three Viewings, The Last Five Years, and Opus at New Rep. In Boston, his work was nominated for two IRNE awards for A Question of Mercy (BCAP). He has served as one of three artistic leaders for the Potomac Theatre Project (PTP/NYC) since 1987. In Maryland, his work earned over 25 Helen Hayes Award nominations as well as the award for outstanding direction of a musical for Jacques Brel is Alive And Well and Living in Paris. His production of Look! We Have Come Through! was nominated for the Charles MacArthur Award for outstanding new play, and he earned the Montgomery County Executive’s Excellence in the Arts and Humanities Award for Outstanding Artist/ Scholar. A member of Actors’ Equity Association,


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Petosa has served on the executive board of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for StageSource. Originally from New Jersey, he was educated at The Catholic University of America and resides in Quincy. HARRIET SHEETS (Managing Director) joined New Repertory Theatre in 2000, bringing with her experience in human resources, union contracts and negotiations, budgeting and cash-flow management, as well as marketing, development, and special events. During her tenure, Ms. Sheets has successfully managed the theatre’s increasing operational budget, and moved the company from Newton Highlands to Watertown’s Arsenal Center for the Arts. Prior to New Rep, she was the General Manager at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, where she worked for nine years. Ms. Sheets began as an Actors’ Equity Association Stage Manager, working at North Shore Music Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Opera Company of Boston and others. Originally from Arizona, she holds a BFA from Arizona State University and resides in Methuen. additional production staff assistant director Adrienne Boris properties designer Amelia Gossett production assistant Krista Thorp

special thanks Jennifer Stewart and Shaun Newell, More Than Words; Jill Clements, Watertown Free Library; Nancy Johnson and Paula Thrier, Newton Free Library; Lynn Cohen, Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford MA; Virginia Ingles; Dan Rome; Boston University School of Theatre; Tufts University Theatre Department. * member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States º member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence.

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This past December 11, 2013 marked the five-year anniversary of Bernard L. Madoff’s arrest at his Manhattan penthouse. His numerous victims continue to seek compensation. JP Morgan, Madoff’s bank, has been faulted for turning a blind eye to his huge Ponzi scheme. Madoff swindled his friends, relatives, and other investors out of $65 billion through a fraud that lasted for decades. He is in prison serving a 150-year life sentence. These are the facts. So why “imagine” Madoff? Imagination liberates. This private, fictional conversation between two men, in the words of playwright Deb Margolin, “admits to startling things within the human complement.” Complex moral questions arise that possess the potential to thrust each of us into a deeper investigation of our own humanity.


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The all-night conversation between Bernie Madoff and Solomon Galkin is a visceral yet intensely intimate exchange. The intimacy all but vibrates giving rise to difficult and complex moral issues—the seductive beauty and terrible danger of absolute faith, either in God or in Men, freedom of choice, the imprisonment of morality, betrayal and redressing the oppressor, blindness and coming to consciousness too late, the need to see and be seen. Imagining Madoff opens the door to a crucial moral exegesis. Sol says “I’ve learned, dear friend, that there are voices you should trust and voices you must not! I’ve learned what a complicated, sacred thing is trust! I’ve learned that half of trust is retrospect! To know from the past that certain things were right and good, and will always be so!” We invite you to walk through the door with us and in “imagining” struggle to make sense of what is perhaps ultimately unresolvable. Enjoy!

Elaine Vaan Hogue Director P.S.: Margolin includes a quote at the beginning of the play, which I actually love. It's by the poet Mark Doty, who says "We live the stories we tell. The stories we don’t tell live us.” The story that Bernie doesn't tell lives him, and is unleashed in this play.

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notes O N T H E P R O D U C T I O N The Scandal On December 11, 2008, Bernard L. Madoff was arrested in his Manhattan home for running what would soon be identified as the largest Ponzi scheme in the history of Wall Street. Named for Boston businessman Charles Ponzi, who defrauded his customers in a 1920 postage stamp scam, the scheme is a financial swindle in which early investors are repaid with the cash flow from new investors rather than from actual investment income. Such schemes typically unravel when the stream of new investors slows. Bernard Madoff founded the Wall Street firm Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC in 1960 and served as its chair until 2008. As a former chair of the NASDAQ Stock Market and the National Association of Securities Dealers, and as member of several U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) advisory committees, Madoff was well known and trusted in the investment world. He was not a registered investment adviser until 2006, which meant that his records were not subject to regulation. Keeping the assets in his own custody, he used his legitimate brokerage firm to cover up his fraudulent activities, which spanned decades. Suspicions about the gains Madoff claimed to have delivered surfaced in 1992, when a competitor filed a complaint with the SEC. Madoff avoided indictment by lying to investigators. Later SEC investigations never led to legal action. The agency blamed its failure to uncover the deceit on lack of resources. It was the fallout from the 2008 economic recession that finally exposed Madoff’s fraud.


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Investors had requested billions of dollars in withdrawals, and Madoff did not have the cash to pay them. Two days before his arrest, Madoff admitted to his two sons that his investment fund was “just one big lie,” a collection of fabricated balance sheets and client statements. Madoff had taken investors’ money without conducting any trades. His sons turned him in to federal authorities. Madoff was charged on March 10, 2009 with eleven counts including Securities fraud, investment adviser fraud, wire fraud, and perjury. Without standing trial, he pled guilty to the charges on March 12, and on June 29 was sentenced to 150 years in prison. Madoff claimed to have acted alone, but his chief deputy, Frank DiPascali, pled guilty to ten counts of conspiracy, fraud, and other charges in 2009 and agreed to identify others involved in the crimes. In 2012, Madoff’s brother, Peter, was sentenced to ten years in prison. Five of Madoff’s former employees, including his longtime personal secretary, were indicted in 2010. Their trial began in October 2013. As a result of Madoff’s scheme, which devastated pension funds, retirement accounts, and trust funds, thousands of wealthy and middleclass clients lost their life savings. Other victims included philanthropic organizations, universities, banks, and insurance companies. A day after news of the Madoff scandal broke, the Securities Investor Protection Corporation appointed Irving H. Picard to serve as the trustee for the liquidation of Madoff’s firm. The investment loss was originally said to be $65 billion—another of

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Madoff’s fictions—but was actually closer to $20 billion. Because Madoff was more a conduit for others to move money around the world than a recipient of the money, it has been difficult to trace the funds. As of 2012, the trustee’s office has recovered approximately nine billion dollars, a portion of which has been freed up for distribution by the court.

An Acute Betrayal The notoriety of Madoff’s Ponzi scheme can be directly attributed to its duration and magnitude, but it has also gained recognition for its high profile victims. Among those Madoff defrauded were film director Steven Spielberg, baseball player Sandy Koufax, film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, and New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon. Many of his victims were, like Madoff himself, Jewish. They had been drawn to Madoff in part because of his own Jewish communal involvement and philanthropy. A significant number of Jewish charitable and nonprofit organizations lost millions of dollars in endowments, including Hadassah, the American Technion Society, Brandeis University and Yeshiva University. Other groups who suffered huge losses included the American Jewish Congress, the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, the Robert I. Lappin Foundation, and the Chais Family Foundation. Some organizations even folded as a result of the financial drain. Shortly after Madoff’s arrest, Robin Pogrebin wrote in The New York Times that the Jewish community felt an “acute betrayal” when they received news of Madoff’s crimes: “Here is a Jew accused of cheating Jewish organizations trying to help other Jews, they say, and of betraying the trust of Jews and violating the basic tenets of Jewish law. A Jew, they say, [who] has brought shame on their people in addition to financial ruin and shaken the bonds of trust that bind Jewish communities.” To these people, Madoff is guilty not only of monetary theft but of another kind of stealing identified in the Torah: deception, the stealing of someone’s mind. Imagining Madoff addresses the disconnect between Madoff and the tenets of his faith. The character of Solomon Galkin, a Jewish community leader and a poet, stands in opposition to Bernard Madoff, representing what is right and virtuous in the world: an ideal of ethics that Madoff failed to embody. Galkin, a Madoff client, had believed in him as a professional and as a friend. For that reason, Madoff’s large-scale crime feels as personal to Galkin as it does to Madoff’s real life investors. Bernard Madoff has been described by some as a narcissist, by others as a psychopath,

but it may be that he is just a banal human being. Deborah Margolin humanizes Madoff, familiarizing audiences with his vulnerabilities, flaws, and emotions. Of her own play, Margolin says, It is healing and reclamatory to write a play about a villain, because it requires the suspension of judgment and the dropping of the writer into the mind and body of this misanthropic character, a seeing of the world from this character’s perspective. This is, on a very circumscribed level, a clinical act of love. It unfailingly aids understanding, if not forgiveness. And that is why we are here, imagining Bernard Madoff, trying to comprehend why he did what he did, to look to our own humanity for clues to understand what went wrong; in short, to unravel a human mystery. “Thing is,” as Margolin says in her reflection on the play, “Madoff was a liar; the theater aspires to the highest forms of truth.” Sources

Altman, Alex. “A Brief History of Ponzi Schemes.” Time. 15 December 2008. article/0,8599,1866680,00.html. “Bernie Madoff.” Encyclopædia Britannica Online. http:// Cohn, Scott. “Money to Be Returned to Madoff Investors Tops $5 Billion.” 12 February 2013. http:// “Complete List of Madoff Charges.” Eyewitness News 12 March 2009. wabc/story?section=news/local&id=6705898. Dubois, Alice, Gregory Roth, Jay Davies, Kelly Couturier, and Joshua Brustein. “A Timeline of the Madoff Fraud.” New York Times. 29 June 2009. interactive/2009/06/29/business/madoff-timeline.html. Frankel, Tamar. The Ponzi Scheme Puzzle: A History and Analysis of Con Artists and Victims. New York: Oxford UP, 2012. Henriques, Diana B. The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust. New York: Times Books: Holt, 2011. “Madoff’s Victims.” The Wall Street Journal. 6 March 2009. victims_20081215.html#top. Margolin, Deborah. “Deborah Margolin Reflects on ‘Imagining Madoff.’” Yale Daily News. 10 September 2010. deborah-margolin-reflects-on-imagining-madoff/ McCoy, Kevin. “Trial of 5 Ex-Madoff Employees Gets Under Way.” USA Today. 16 October 2013. http://www. Moyer, Liz. “How Regulators Missed Madoff.” Forbes. 27 January 2009. bernard-madoff-sec-business-wall-street_0127_regulators. html. Pogrebin, Robin. “In Madoff Scandal, Jews Feel an Acute Betrayal.” New York Times. 23 December 2008. html?pagewanted=1&_r=0.

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To plan for the next decades, New Rep has embarked on a three-year fundraising effort to build on our current accolades and successes, aiming to raise 2.5M to ensure New Rep’s place as a leader in the arts, in life-long education, and in the community. “I find theatre to be a profound experience. It’s the opportunity to be in the room and get not only the sound and the sight but the full sensation of people who have made a commitment to deliver the art to you in a form that’s both ancient and brand new.” PAUL LEVINE, NEW REP BOARD CHAIR

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for $30 a month you can: get a cup of coffee every day have lunch out with a friend buy two bottles of wine OR support transformative and community-building theatre at New Rep! As we celebrate our 30th Season, we revel in the past and look to secure the future for our award-winning theatre. We acknowledge the contributions of our patrons who, throughout the years, have helped bring us to where we are today. We simply cannot do it without you, and we ask for your help in maintaining the legacy of New Rep for decades and generations to come. Join our “30 for 30� patrons who commit $30 a month towards our 30th Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign. With this simple monthly gift, you help us secure our legacy and broaden our reach as we head into the next 30 years of theatrical experiences for all in our community! We thank you in advance,

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“Clarks understands the importance of community, partnerships, creativity and inspiration. We are proud to support the endeavors of New Rep and have watched them grow. We are particularly honored to be able to bring together organizations like Gateway Arts and provide their team the richness that New Rep offers.”

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Theatrical Experiences for Our Community


hroughout the years, New Rep’s commitment to making the arts affordable and accessible to a variety of patrons in our community has been at the forefront of our mission. We believe that regardless of physical or cognitive abilities or financial means, everyone should have the opportunity to be a part of the communal experience of theatre. We offer large print and Braille programs as well as assistive listening headsets, and welcome requests for preferential seating and guide dogs. Deeply discounted and free theatrical performances are also offered to a variety of underserved schools and organizations. Here are just a few examples of the ways we have implemented access for all and some of the organizations we have been proud to partner with over the years.

Community Partners AIDS Action Committee

New Rep provides complimentary tickets throughout the season to members who would otherwise not have the means to attend the theatre.

Campus Academy

In the summer of 2013, students with learning, behavioral and social/emotional issues participated in a summer-long internship at New Rep encouraging group work, where they accomplished tasks important to the theatre’s dayto-day operations and gained experience working in a professional office setting.


For over 3 years, Clarks has sponsored a holiday matinee for a group of disabled adults from Gateway Artists to attend at the Charles Mosesian Theater. Gateway Artists provides professional development for more than 100 adults with disabilities who have talent in fine arts and crafts. Productions the group has enjoyed in the past include A CHRISTMAS CAROL, A CHRISTMAS STORY, HOLIDAY MEMORIES, and CAMELOT.

More Than Words

During our one-night engagement of David Sedaris, More Than Words, an organization that works with youth in the foster care system or who are homeless or out of school, had the opportunity to meet David Sedaris and sell his books and audio recordings before and after the performance to benefit their worthy organization.

Perkins School for the Blind

Pay What You Can

For the first two preview performances of each play, we offer a reduced rate of $20 in advance or a minimum ticket price of $7 at the door so that there is the opportunity for access to theater lovers or first-timers with a limited income.

Each year, the Classic Repertory Company presents our education-based programming for students at the school. We are proud of the accessibility to theatre we provide for these students in our Watertown community. From the classroom to the stage, they have enjoyed performances including last season’s TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and ROMEO AND JULIET.

Free or Subsidized Performances


The Classic Repertory Company brings free or subsidized performances to schools and other community organizations throughout the year. Some of our recent recipients include Brighton High School, Learning Center for the Deaf, Waltham Senior Center, Watertown High School, Woodrow Wilson School (subsidized 90 minute theatre workshop for underserved students). o u r 3 0 th sea so n: drea m s, d are s , an d dis cove rie s

New Rep hosted a fundraiser for this organization made up of parents, families, and friends of gay, bisexual and transgendered individuals based around our Sondheim-sanctioned gender-blind production of MARRY ME A LITTLE. Proceeds from ticket sales benefitted the group. A similar partnership will be forged around our production of OUR LADY in the spring of 2014. 19

Ways to Give There are many ways to contribute to the 30th Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign. We are grateful for your philanthropy and encourage your suggestions of how you would like to give to preserve the life of theatre if you have ideas other than these:

A Personal or Business Check

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A transfer of appreciated stock gives you far more value—tax deduction if you itemize charitable deductions, credit for the full value of your stock, and ease of giving by doing this: • Call New Rep at 617-923-7060 x8202 and let Harriet Sheets know you are transferring stock and the name of your broker who will be transferring it. • Give your broker these DTC instructions: Call Morgan Stanley direct 617-589-3328 DTC #0015 Acct. #625-840987-103

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If you are 70½ years or older and do not need your IRA distribution, you may avoid the tax on that distribution (which will be taxed whether or not you take the distribution) by “rolling it over” to New Rep. Call Heather Darrow at 617-923-7060 x8210 and get more information.


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30TH ANNIVERSARY LEADERSHIP GIFTS New Repertory Theatre is in the midst of our 30th Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign and gratefully acknowledges those who have made a Leadership Gift in support of this special celebratory campaign as of September 1, 2013. Leadership Gifts to the campaign help to ensure the long-term success of our productions, special programs, and ensure growth towards the sustainability of New Rep. To learn more about how you can give a Leadership Gift to the 30th Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign, please contact Development Director, Heather Darrow at 617-923-7060 ext. 8210 or at $150,000+ Anonymous

$50,000+ Marcy Crary & Tim Hall Paul & Randi Levine

$10,000+ Miriam Gillitt Winer & Robert Winer

$5,000+ Joseph Nolan

30 FOR 30 PATRONS Join our “30 for 30” patrons who commit $30 a month towards our 30th Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign: Todd Ferrante & Heather Darrow

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THANK YOU! Thank you to all of our contributors! Space does not permit us to list gifts under $50, but we remain grateful to all of our generous supporters. The following list represents contributions and cash gifts made between 6/1/12-1/1/14. We also acknowledge those who have made a multi-year contribution to the 30th Anniversary Comprehensive Campaign and thank them for their most generous support of the future of New Rep. Those who have contributed at this level are noted with a * next to their names. Corporate Donors athenahealth Ava Vatsky Personal Chef, LLC Bank of America Big Picture Framing Boston University Cambridge Homes The Capaldi Limited Partnership The Clarks Companies Consolidated IT, LCC DBA Dunkin Donuts Watertown Days Hotel Boston Fastachi The Frame Gallery, Inc. GymIt of Watertwon Hammond Real Estate Healthworks Fitness Centers J.M. Whitney & Company John LaRoche for blueguava Not Your Average Joe’s Porcini’s

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INDIVIDUAL DONORS Legacy Producing Partners $100,000+ Anonymous (3) Producing Partners $25,000-$49,999 Marcy Crary & Tim Hall* Paul & Randi Levine* Robert & Miriam Gillitt Winer* Platinum Producing Partners $10,000-$24,999 Lilian Sober Ain* Bonnie Clendenning Snyder & Robert Snyder Holly Crary* William & Helen Pounds* Gold Production Partners $7,500-$9,999 Richard & Illene Jacobs* Production Partners $5,000-$7,499 Anonymous (1) William Barry & Moira Gault David B. Elsbree & Lorraine Gilmore* The Janey Fund in

Recognition of Marcy Crary Peter & Martha Karoff* Chris Meyer & Mary Rivet* Joseph Nolan* Founders’ Society $2,500-$4,999 Cindy & Jack Aber* Robert & Ann Buxbaum In Honor of Marcy Crary Diane DiCarlo & Jeanne Leszczynski* David B. Elsbree & Lorraine Gilmore* Carol & Mitchel Fischman* Delia Flynn Jodi Goodman John Halpern George Kinder & Kathy Lubar* Daniel Newton & Christopher Flynn* Jim Petosa* Joy & A.W. Phinney* Daniel & Susan Rothenberg Pamela Taylor* Leadership Society $1,500-$2,499 Anonymous (1) Francine Brasseur Gregory Bulger & Richard Dix Jane Capaldi Wes & Cynthia Davis* Chris & Melissa Finn* C. Nancy Fisher* Todd Gordon Chris & David Kluchman* Wendy Liebow & Scott Burson* Shari Malyn & Jon Abbott* Chris Meyer & Mary Rivet Laurie Nash* Vincent Piccirilli & Anita Meiklejon* Susan Murphy Warren Angels’ Society $1,000-$1,499 Anonymous (1) David & Sandy Bakalar Stephanie Dodson Lee & Amy Ellsworth* William B. Ford* Joyce Friedman Tom Grassia Jonathan Hecht & Lora Sabin John & Sheila Hicinbothem

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Daughters Fund/Combined Jewish Philanthropies Eric & Pam Diamond Glenn Edelson Thomas & Lise Elkind Richard & Katherine Floyd Tania & Jerome Friedman Nancy H. & Richard Fryberger Donald Fulton Jeff & Laurie Goldbarg Sylvia & Alan Goodman* Sondra Gotkin Mark & Janet Gottesman Monica Graham Garth & Lindsay Greimann Ilana Hardesty & John Emery Yolanda Harris Scotty Hart Julie Hibben Edward & Pamela Hoffer Douglas & Sallie Huber Jeffrey Hughes & Nancy Stauffer Margaret Ives Cynthia Kagno & David Wittenberg Stu & Ellen Kazin Kenneth & Deloris Kimmel David J. Kovacs & Alisa Marshal

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After the Civil War, a Jewish confederate soldier returns home, where his former slaves, raised as Jews in his household, remain. As they cobble together a Passover Seder, they wonder about the future.


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS chair Paul Levine treasurer Wes Davis clerk A.W. (Chip) Phinney III immediate past chair Daniel S. Newton Lillian Sober Ain, Francine Brasseur, Marcy Crary, Chris Finn, Carol S. Fischman, C. Nancy Fisher, Jodi Goodman, Richard Jacobs, David Kluchman, Wendy Liebow, Shari Malyn, Anita Meiklejohn, Chris Meyer, Laurie H. Nash, Pamela Taylor, Susan Warren, Miriam Gillitt Winer

ARTISTIC AND PRODUCTION artistic director Jim Petosa associate artistic director Bridget Kathleen O’Leary production manager Ryan M. Kichler lighting and sound supervisor Nate Jewett production assistants Abby Beggs, Karen Mitchell production technical director Eric Sauter production management apprentice A.J. MacQuarrie professional design intern Emily Woods Hogue scenic construction Eric Sauter graphic design Caridossa Design

ADVISORY COUNCIL James Bourdon, Gregory E. Bulger, Diane DiCarlo, Richard Dix, Thomas Elkind, Jane Feigenson, Christopher Flynn, Ralph Fuccillo, Margo Howard, Blake Jordan, H. Peter Karoff, B.J. Krintzman, Michael McCay, Fred Miller, Peter Nessen, Elizabeth Pozen, Stuart Sadick, Dan Salera, Richard Walker, Curtis Whitney

ADMINISTRATION managing director Harriet Sheets management associate Alexis Dearborn DEVELOPMENT AND MARKETING development director Heather Darrow marketing/pr director Ami Bennitt creative services associate Tyler Prendergast group sales associate Jeannette Belcher-Schepis grant writer Mark W. Soucy campaign strategist Mary M. MacFarlane


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BOX OFFICE Melissa Federico Kristen Peters house managers Deb Antonelli, Kyle Blanchette, Kalee Burrows, Kyle Cherry, Michael McCormack, Elsa McLaughlin box office manager

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AMBASSADORS Andy Altaner, M.J. Campbell, Sylvia Goodman, Scotty Hart, Virginia Inglis, Jessica Russell

INTERNS Kevin Ang, Hillary Arsenault, Samantha Buntich, Kalee Burrows, Kaylee D’Amico, Turner Frankosky, Amy Glasthal, Anna Morton, Kelly O'Donnell, Elizabeth Pritchett-Montavon, Ruth Spack Stanley B. Kay Cohen + Associates consultant Judi Taylor Cantor legal counselor auditor

CLASSIC REPERTORY COMPANY ADVISORY COMMITTEE Karen Coyle Alyward, Kimo Carter, Clay Hopper, Marie Raduazzo, Lisa Stott CLASSIC REPERTORY COMPANY director Clay Hopper production designer Kelly Jade Rother assistant designer Caitlin O’Hara assistant director Charlotte Thomas

NEXT VOICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE Kirsten Greenidge, Melinda Lopez, Bridget Kathleen O’Leary, Jim Petosa, Kate Snodgrass NEXT VOICES PLAYWRITING FELLOWS Danny Bryck, Deirdre Girard, Evan Sanderson, Walt McGough

Lorne Batman, David Keohane, Celia Pain, Marc Pierre, Simon Pringle-Wallace, Rebecca Sands, Julia Schonberg, Sam Tilles

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Tickets Buy online at, or call 617-923-8487. Box Office Information From September through May, the Box Office phone center and window are open seven days a week from noon until 6pm. On performance days, the window will be open until fifteen minutes after the last performance begins, and we will do our best to answer the phones through curtain time on performance days with evening performances. Performance Days & Prices New Rep performances are generally Thursday through Sunday, with six performances per week. Prices range from $28-63, depending on seating location. Please check with the Box Office for specific scheduling and discount ticket information. Accessibility The Box Office is equipped with a TTY machine for the hearing impaired (for the TTY line only, dial 617-923-2067). Patrons requiring wheelchair seating or who are otherwise physically handicapped should inform the Box Office staff when ordering tickets. The theatre is equipped with wheelchair-accessible restrooms on each floor. Hearing-impaired patrons wishing for assistive listening devices may pick up a headset from the Box Office upon arrival at the theatre. Patrons wishing to use large-print programs can pick one up from the Box Office upon arrival. Patrons in need of Braille programs or that will be bringing guide dogs to the theatre should advise the Box Office staff when ordering tickets. Parking There is a free parking garage on the Arsenal campus, directly across from the Arsenal Center. The parking garage has handicap-accessible parking and an elevator on each level. Please do not park in the “one hour” spaces next to Panera Bread, the “reserved spaces” next to La Casa de Pedro, or any space designated for a particular company when attending a performance. Latecomers All latecomers will be seated at the discretion of management in the most accessible seats, in order to minimize distractions. Children Babes-in-arms are not permitted in the theatre during performances. New Rep encourages the introduction of young audiences to the theatre. Children under 14 years of age are required to have a parent or guardian present with them in the theatre during the performance. Some shows may contain strong language and/or mature themes. Patrons should request additional information when purchasing tickets from the Box Office.

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New Repertory Theatre is the award-winning, professional theatre company in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA. Entering its 30th season as a leading selfproducing theatre in greater Boston, New Rep produces contemporary and classic dramas, comedies, and musicals in both the 340-seat Charles Mosesian Theater and the 90-seat Black Box Theater. Annually, New Rep serves 45,000-50,000 patrons, including over 2,200 season Subscribers. In addition to its mainstage productions, the non-profit theatre produces New Rep’s Next Voices, with four playwrights each season, which develops new plays into three staged readings and one world premiere production. Under its Lifelong Enrichment Arts Programs (LEAP), New Rep also produces its Classic Repertory Company, summerSTAGE2, Page To Stage, Insider Experiences, and Spotlight Symposium Series. New Repertory Theatre, Inc. is a not-for-profit theatre company operating under a New England Area Theatres (NEAT) contract with Actors’ Equity Association. New Repertory Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group, a national service organization for non-profit professional theaters; StageSource, the Alliance of Theatre Artists and Producers; ArtsBoston; the Producer’s Association of New England Area Theatres (NEAT); New England Theatre Conference; VSA Arts-Massachusetts, a service and support organization promoting accessibility; Theatre Arts Marketing Alliance (TAMA); Boston Arts Marketing Alliance (BAMA); National New Play Network (NNPN); and Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities.

mission s t a t emen t New Repertory Theatre produces plays that speak powerfully to the essential ideas of our time. Through the passion and electricity of live theater performed to the highest standards of excellence, New Rep expands and challenges the human spirit of both artists and audience. New Rep presents world premieres, contemporary and classic works in several intimate settings. We are committed to education and outreach, including special dedication to the creation of innovative in-school programming and providing access to underserved audiences. New Rep is an active advocate for the arts and a major voice in the national dialogue defining the role of theater in our culture.

Looking for the Perfect Gift? How about our new FlexPass? 3-6 tickets to use all at once or over any combination of plays! Only $35 per ticket!* And New Rep gift certificates are available in any amount, all year round. Contact the Box Office at 617-923-8487 for details! *Valid for tickets in Tier B only.

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