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Letter from Artistic Director Martha Lavey


The City and The Other A conversation with Bill Savage, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University and Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf Artistic Director


Race, Pulitzers and Punchlines An interview with Playwright Bruce Norris and Artistic Producer Rebecca Rugg


The “Clybourne Park� in A Raisin in the Sun By Artistic Producer Rebecca Rugg and Associate Professor of Theatre, Northwestern University, Harvey Young, Jr.


The Home Hansberry Built by Artistic Intern Evan Garrett

Editors Yael Eytan, Nora Taylor Contributors Martha Lavey, Rebecca Rugg, Eric Evenskaas, Evan Garrett, Evan Hatfield, Kendra Miller, Suzanne Miller, Joel Moorman, David Schmitz Cover Ensemble member James Vincent Meredith Photo by Sandro

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competing dreams. Seizing upon A Raisin in the Sun as the referent for his own play, Bruce takes a cherished American drama and imagines the next iteration of its characters’ lives. 

Welcome to Clybourne Park

What we get, in Clybourne Park, is the story of Hansberry’s play from a white perspective. Russ and Bev, the owners of the home in Clybourne’s Act I, are the white family that sell their home to the Youngers of Hansberry’s play. What is revealing, hearing the story from their perspective, is their motivation for selling their home.  While Hansberry’s play imagines the white community as monolithic—a community united in its resistance to the prospect of black neighbors—in Bruce’s imagining, Russ and Bev are selling their home precisely because they no longer feel a part of their community. Their son’s difficult experience in the war alienates them from their neighbors and the disillusionment they feel with “neighborhood” and “home” sends them out to the suburbs—what became, at the time, a white migration from the city toward a vision of sanctity and community.   In the second act of Clybourne Park, we witness the return of the next generation—the adults who had spent their childhood in the suburbs—who now seek a life in the city.  Steve and Lindsey are the prototypical young couple, a baby on the way, who buy a home in a “changing” neighborhood—into the very home that Russ and Bev sold to a black family in Act I.  They love the neighborhood but envision a total revision of the house. The second act details the negotiation of their property rights and their encounter with Kevin and Lena, a black couple whose roots in the neighborhood vest their interest in the preservation of its historical character.   The scenario that Bruce has created provides the ground for an increasingly frank encounter with the tensions inherent in gentrification. Initially, the attempt to find common ground: the effort on the part of Steve and Lindsey to prove their street cred by talking about the black friends they have, their shared experiences in world travel.The closer they get—pressurized by Lena—to the issue of race, the more clumsy their attempts to find comity become. Bruce explores the impossibly awkward language of well-meaning white people whose own racial bias is invisible to them and their anger, eventually, about never being able to say the right thing.   The very particular conflict of neighborhood and home ownership is amplified in the play by the frequent reference to world geography. In both acts, the characters puzzle over the names of world capitals, of the appropriate designations of citizens from a variety of countries, all the while relating their various travel experiences.  This negotiation of knowledge and experience is both a contest—a register of their relative sophistication—and a humorous display of their blithe misunderstanding

Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park opens our season of Dispatches from the Homefront. We chose the word “dispatch” in our theme language to suggest a missive—urgent in nature—from a zone in conflict. Very particularly we are interested in exploring how the safety of home is defined against the threat of the other, and the conflicts that arise as we defend and define ourselves. Bruce’s play embodies all of these ideas: it is an urgent address to some of the very particular conflicts that define the American home of the last half century.    The first act of the play is set in 1959 in the home of Russ and Bev, whose son served in the Korean War. The Korean War occupies a curious place in American history.  It has been described as a “proxy war,” whose issues were unclear.  It is the “Forgotten War” in some narratives—positioned between WWII and the Vietnam War, both of which conflicts are more clearly defined in American consciousness. It is canny of Bruce to seize on this interval in the American experience: the 1950s live in our imagination as a time of a domestic placidity, an interval of conformity and homogeneity. By introducing the legacy of the Korean War into the narrative, Bruce hints at the turbulence below the domestic tranquility of an America of peace and prosperity. The changes that will rock the country throughout the 1960s are latent in the world that Bruce creates in this opening act.   The second act of the play moves the action 50 years forward. Set in the same home in Chicago, in a fictive neighborhood that Bruce names “Clybourne Park,” the second act, set in 2009, evidences the changes that this neighborhood—and this country—have undergone in these 50 years.   Central to Bruce’s interest is race in America. He takes as his frame Lorraine Hansberry’s seminal drama, A Raisin in the Sun. Hansberry’s play opened on Broadway in 1959 and tells the story of an African-American family in Chicago who receive an inheritance that allows them to leave their cramped apartment and move into a house in a white neighborhood. The play details both the resistance they experience from their white neighbors and the conflicts within their own family borne of their



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of “otherness.”  The presiding theme of these sallies is territory: from the neighborhood to the world stage, the characters in the play, and, Bruce suggests—Americans—barge in, tourists/consumers, to lands not their own. Territoriality creates the “other”; private ownership demands a protective and defensive stance. It’s tantalizing to imagine a third act for Clybourne Park. An act set in 2059. Will we still be negotiating territory through the prism of race? Will we have learned a language that accommodates our increasingly diverse America? If the fifty years of progress that Bruce evidences in Clybourne Park are our guide, our forays into this new territory will be both earnest and comic. Human nature is, perhaps forever, a carnival of good intentions and deep, tribal demands. It is a pleasure to offer a robust encounter with this, our dual nature, in Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park: a complex, clever, and thoughtprovoking dispatch from the homefront.

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Steppenwolf salutes the sponsors for our production of Clybourne Park Corporate Production Sponsor

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Clybourne Park By Bruce Norris Directed by ensemble member Amy Morton Featuring

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Karen Aldridge* Cliff Chamberlain* Stephanie Childers* Kirsten Fitzgerald* John Judd* Brendan Marshall-Rashid* James Vincent Meredith†* Production

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Todd Rosenthal+ Scenic Design Nan Cibula-Jenkins+ Costume Design Pat Collins+ Lighting Design Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen+ Sound Design Erica Daniels Casting Deb Styer* Stage Manager Michelle Medvin* Assistant Stage Manager

Clybourne Park is produced by special arrangement with the Playwright and Harden-Curtis Associates, 850 Seventh Avenue, #903, New York, NY 10019. Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City produced the World Premiere of Clybourne Park Off-Broadway in 2010. Partial support for open captioning provided by Theatre Development Fund

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Cast and Contributors

Cast and Contributors

Cast (in order of appearance)

Karen Aldridge* Francine/Lena Brendan Marshall-Rashid* Jim/Tom/Kenneth John Judd* Russ/Dan Kirsten Fitzgerald* Bev/Kathy Stephanie Childers* Betsy/Lindsey Cliff Chamberlain* Karl/Steve James Vincent Meredith†* Albert/Kevin Understudies

Kevin Cox Karl/Steve/Jim/Tom/Kenneth Katherine Keberlein Bev/Kathy/Betsy/Lindsey Mark Richard Russ/Dan Austin Talley Albert/Kevin Anji White Francine/Lena Setting ACT I: September 1959 ACT II: September 2009 There will be a one 15-minute intermission. There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance.

Additional Staff

Kendra Miller Assistant Director Steve Sorenson Lighting Assistant Regina Daniels American Sign Language Coach Zoe Schiffrin Scenic Painter

Emily Guthrie Props Overhire Yasmin Dincer-Ubl, Matt Retzlaff, Paul Doran Running Crew Nora Mally Stage Management Apprentice

A SPECIAL THANKS to BILL SAVAGE As a courtesy to the actors and your fellow patrons, please turn off your cell phones before the performances and after intermissions.The taking of photographs and the use of any type of recording device are not allowed in the theater during performances and is a violation of state and federal copyright laws. Digital media will be deleted, and tape or film will be confiscated.

† member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. * member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers. + member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 of the IATSE.


Karen Aldridge (Francine/Lena) returns to Steppenwolf where she was last seen in Man from Nebraska. Chicago theatre credits include: Trinity River Plays, The Good Negro, The Cook (Jeff Award nomination Best Actress) and Proof (BTAA Ruby Dee Award, Goodman Theatre); Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Edward II and Love’s Labour’s Lost (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); A Girl with Sun in Her Eyes (Pine Box Theatre); Seagull (Writers’ Theatre); Far Away, In the Blood (Jeff Award nomination Best Actress, Next Theatre). She also starred in the international tour of Le Costume, a French-language production directed by Peter Brook. She is a new member of Pine Box Theatre Company. Film: The Dilemma directed by Ron Howard. Karen will make her television debut this fall in the role of Dr. Ella Harris on BOSS. Cliff Chamberlain (Karl/Steve) is honored to return to Steppenwolf. Previous Steppenwolf credits include Samuel J. & K., Superior Donuts, Ski Dubai, Theatrical Essays and The House Theatre of Chicago’s transfer of The Sparrow. Chicago credits include The Seagull, Magnolia, Oedipus Complex and A True History of the Johnstown Flood (Goodman Theatre); The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Northlight Theatre); and Dolly West’s Kitchen (TimeLine Theatre). TV credits: Outnumbered. Film credits: The Wise Kids. Cliff is a Company Member with The House, a founding member of Sandbox Theatre Project and a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and The School at Steppenwolf. Love to R + E.


Stephanie Childers (Betsy/Lindsey) is so happy to be back at Steppenwolf Theatre, having last appeared here in Bruce Norris’s We All Went Down To Amsterdam directed by Amy Morton. Other credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Broadway, London, Steppenwolf Theatre) Berlin Circle, Whispering City, Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (Steppenwolf Theatre); The Crowd You’re In With (Goodman Theatre); Disappeared (Roadworks/ Steppenwolf Theatre); Boston Marriage (Roadworks); Mr. Kolpert (A Red Orchid Theatre); Early and Often (Famous Door Theatre); Bold Girls (Matrix Theatre); Bright Ideas (Avery Schreiber Theatre). Television/film credits include Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, Grey’s Anatomy, ER, Bones, Less Than Perfect, The Closer, The Bad Girls Guide, The War at Home, Three Rivers, Numbers, Flowers, Lana’s Rain. Kirsten Fitzgerald (Bev/Kathy) happily returns to Steppenwolf where she was previously seen in The Elephant Man and A Streetcar Named Desire.  A proud Ensemble Member and the current Artistic Director at A Red Orchid Theatre, her performances there include The New Electric Ballroom, Abigail’s Party, The Sea Horse (Jeff Award), Pumpgirl, Weapon of Mass Impact, Mr. Bundy and more.  Iron (Apple Tree Theatre); Miss Witherspoon (Next Theatre); Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage (Defiant Theatre);  A Moon for the Misbegotten (After Dark Award, Circle Theatre); in addition to work at Remy Bumppo, Chicago

Cast and Contributors Shakespeare, Shattered Globe and Plasticene, among others. Television includes ER (NBC) and Underemployed (MTV). Kirsten also teaches acting at Columbia College. John Judd (Russ/Dan) happily returns to Steppenwolf where he appeared in Last of the Boys, The Dresser, Orson’s Shadow and The Butcher of Baraboo. He also joined the cast of Steppenwolf’s American Buffalo when the play traveled to McCarter Theatre. Other Chicago appearances include A Christmas Carol, Magnolia and Shining City (Goodman Theatre); Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); The Price, Crime and Punishment and Othello (Writers’ Theatre); The Cripple Of Inishmaan and The Lieutenant Of Innishmore (Northlight Theatre); Gross Indecency and Lettice And Lovage (Court Theatre); Gagarin Way (A Red Orchid Theatre); Execution Of Justice (About Face Theatre); Come Back Little Sheba (Shattered Globe Theatre); Great Men Of Science Nos. 21&22 (Lookingglass Theatre). New York credits include Orson’s Shadow, An Oak Tree (Barrow Street Theatre); and Crime And Punishment (59E59 Theatres). Regional and international appearances include Orson’s Shadow (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Westport Country Playhouse, Beaver Creek Theatre Festival); Shining City (Huntington Theatre); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Town Hall Theatre, Galway Ireland). Most recent screen appearances include Chicago Code and BOSS.


Cast and Contributors Brendan Marshall Rashid (Jim/Tom/ Kenneth) is happy to be back at Steppenwolf where he was an understudy for last season’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Other Chicago credits include: Romeo and Juliet and Richard III (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); A Christmas Carol as well as an understudy for Desire Under the Elms (Goodman Theatre); Chekhov Stories: The Emerging Woman (Piven Theatre Workshop); Oklahoma! (American Theater Company at Theater on the Lake); and The Frogs (Pegasus Players). Regional credits include: Julius Caesar and Royal Hunt of the Sun (Texas Shakespeare Festival); and Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear (North Carolina Shakespeare). James Vincent Meredith (Albert/ Kevin) has been an ensemble member since 2007 and appeared at Steppenwolf in The Hot L Baltimore, The Tempest, Superior Donuts (also Broadway), Carter’s Way, The Crucible, The Bluest Eye (also Off-Broadway at New Victory Theater) and The Pain and the Itch. Other Chicago credits include: Take Me Out (About Face Theatre); Duchess of Malfi and Othello (Writers’ Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing and Measure for Measure (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); as well as work at Goodman Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook and Piven Theatre Workshop, where he is a member of the company ensemble. Regional credits include shows at Michigan Shakespeare

Festival and First Stage in Milwaukee. Television credits include Prison Break, ER, The Beast, Law and Order SVU , Detroit 1-8-7, Chicago Code and BOSS. Kevin Cox (u/s Karl/Steve/Jim/Tom/Kenneth) is thrilled to be working on his first production at Steppenwolf! Chicago credits include: The Madness of George III, Richard III and Edward II (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Minna, A Couple of Poor-Polish Speaking Romanians, Eva Peron and Emma (After Dark Award, Trap Door Theatre); Playing with Fire  (after Frankenstein) (BoHo Theatre);  The Misanthrope and Macbeth (Greasy Joan & Co.); Tape (Oracle Productions); Venus and  Dream Play (The Mill); and Mercury Fur (The Broken Compass). Katherine Keberlein (u/s Bev/Kathy/Betsy/ Lindsey) is pleased to join Steppenwolf for the first time with this production. She was most recently seen as Janine in the critically acclaimed 50 Words (Profiles Theatre); and as Jewel in  Bordello (Chicago Dramatists). She has worked with Oak Park Festival Theatre, Remy Bumppo, BackStage Theatre Company, Theater at the Center, Illinois Theatre Center, Light Opera Works and Buffalo Theatre Ensemble. She is a member of SAG with numerous commercial and independent film credits. Katherine travels internationally to perform classic American music as a vocalist with TrioChicago & Friends. Mark Richard (u/s Russ/Dan) is delighted to be working on his first production at Steppenwolf. Chicago credits include: The Front Page, The Farnsworth Invention, All My Sons, When She Danced, A House With No Walls, Dolly West’s


Kitchen, Widowers’ Houses and A Man For All Seasons (TimeLine Theatre); As You Like It (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Betrayal (Oak Park Festival Theatre); The Arab-Israeli Cookbook (Theatre Mir); Some Americans Abroad (Remy Bumppo Theatre); The Seagull, Benefactors, Rocket to the Moon, Fallen Angels and Incident at Vichy (Writers’ Theatre); Execution of Justice (About Face Theatre); Blind Tasting (Live Bait Theater). He was artistic director of City Lit Theater, 1993–2000. Austin Talley (u/s Albert/Kevin) is thrilled to be working at Steppenwolf once again! A few of his favorite Chicago theatre credits include Brothers of the Dust (Congo Square Theatre); As You Like It (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Auctioning the Ainsleys  (Dog & Pony Theatre); Closure (Viaduct Theatre); She Calls Up the Sun (Victory Garden’s MPAACT); and Harriet Jacobs (Steppenwolf Theatre). He is a graduate of the Theatre School at DePaul University and is a South Carolina native. Anji White (u/s Francine/Lena) is excited and blessed to be a part of Clybourne Park. She was last seen in Soul Samurai as Angela (Infusion Theatre). Also, she was given the opportunity to understudy in Regina Taylor’s Trinity River Plays (Goodman Theatre); and Colored Museum (Congo Square Theatre). Currently she attends Columbia College, achieving her goal of obtaining a degree in acting while working on other short film projects. She would like to thank her support group including her parents, close friends, and above all thank God from whom all blessings flow. Enjoy the show!

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Bruce Norris (Playwright) is a writer and actor whose plays include  A Parallelogram,  The Pain and the Itch, Purple Heart, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, The Unmentionables and  The Infidel, all of which originated at Steppenwolf Theatre.  His work has also been seen at Playwrights Horizons (New York), The Royal Court Theatre and Wyndham’s Theatre (London), Lookingglass Theatre (Chicago), Philadelphia Theatre Company, Staatstheater Mainz (Germany) and The Galway Arts Festival in Ireland. He is the recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Clybourne Park,  as well as the Steinberg Playwright Award (2009), the Whiting Foundation Prize for Drama (2006), two Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) and the Kesselring Prize, Honorable Mention (2006). As an actor he has appeared in the films A Civil Action, The Sixth Sense and All Good Things. He lives in New York.

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Amy Morton (Director) is an actor, director and Steppenwolf ensemble member since 1997. Her Steppenwolf acting credits include Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, August: Osage County (also Broadway, London and Sydney), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (also on Broadway), Betrayal, Last of the Boys, The Well-Appointed Room, Berlin Circle, The Royal Family, Homebody/Kabul, Three Days of Rain, The Unmentionables, Cherry Orchard, The Time of Your Life and many others. Directing credits include American Buffalo, Our Country’s Good, The Weir, Glengarry Glen Ross, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Dublin Carol, Topdog/Underdog, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, The Pillowman, LoveLies-Bleeding, The Dresser and Awake and Sing. Before joining Steppenwolf, she was a member of The Remains Theatre Ensemble in Chicago for 15 years. She can be in seen in the films Up in the Air, Rookie of the Year, 8mm, Falling Down and The Dilemma.




In Rehearsal... 1. Director Amy Morton with cast members of Clybourne Park 2. Stephanie Childers and Cliff Chamberlain 3. Ensemble member James Vincent Meredith 4. Director Amy Morton with Playwright Bruce Norris

Todd Rosenthal (Scenic Design) Steppenwolf designs: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Parallelogram, August: Osage County among others. 2008 Tony® Award, August: Osage County, 2011 Tony® Award nomination, The Motherf*$#er with the Hat. Recent designs: A Streetcar Named Desire (Guthrie Theatre); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Broadway, Fall 2012); The Seagull (Goodman Theatre); Ghost Light (Oregon Shakespeare, Berkeley Rep); Close Up Space (Manhattan Theater Club); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Theatre Royal, Ireland). Lead designer, The Mythbusters touring museum exhibition. 2009 Olivier Award, 2010 LA Garland Award, Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration. Associate Professor, Northwestern University. Graduate, Yale School of Drama. Website: Nan Cibula-Jenkins (Costume Design) has designed costumes at Steppenwolf Theatre for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross, TopDog/Underdog, The Dresser, among many others. In Chicago, her work has been seen at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre, the Goodman Theatre and Writers’ Theatre. Regional credits include costume designs at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Hartford Stage Company, Dallas Theatre Center, The Alley in Houston, American Repertory Theatre Public Theatre, ACT Seattle, Manhattan Theatre Club and The Kennedy Center. She was the original costume designer for the American premiere of Glengarry Glen Ross at the Goodman Theatre and also did the original Broadway and tour productions of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed -the-Plow. Ms. Cibula-Jenkins is a recipient of the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, and she has also been a recipient of the Hollywood

Cast and Contributors Dramalogue Critics Award and the Joseph Jefferson Award for Costume Design. She is the head of the Costume Design program at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. Pat Collins (Lighting Design) Broadway: Good People, Sight Unseen, Doubt, Proof, A Moon For the Misbegotten, Once Upon A Mattress, An American Daughter, The Heidi Chronicles, A Delicate Balance, The Sisters Rosenweig, I’m Not Rappaport, Execution of Justice, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Death and The King’s Horseman, A Threepenny Opera, Ten Unknowns and others. Off Broadway: A Life in the Theatre, Rose’s Dilemma, Burn This, Occupant, A Woman in Mind, From Up Here and others. Regionally she has designed for The Hartford Stage Company, The McCarter Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Manhattan Theater Club, Lincoln Center, The Mark Taper Forum, The Alley Theatre (Houston), Ford’s Theatre, The Old Globe Theatre and others. International: Theatre: Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Illusion, Into the Woods, Dancing on Dangerous Ground, Holy Mothers, Opera: The Ring Cycle, Januffa, La Calisto (Royal Opera House), Rienzi, Mazeppa, Simone Boccanegra, The Plumber’s Gift (English National Opera) and over fifty productions for such companies as: The Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, The Glyndebourne Festival, The Minnesota Opera, The Florida Grand Opera, The Santa Fe Opera, Flemish Opera, Netherlands Opera, The Bayerische Staatsopera (Munich), The Paris Opera at the Garnier, Theater an der Wien and others.


Cast and Contributors Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (Sound Design) Broadway credits include music composition and sound for The Miracle Worker, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Speed of Darkness, music for My Thing of Love and sound for Superior Donuts, reasons to be pretty, A Year with Frog and Toad, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Hollywood Arms, King Hedley II, Buried Child, The Song of Jacob Zulu and The Grapes of Wrath. Off-Broadway credits include music and sound for Inked Baby, After Ashley, The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, Boy Gets Girl, Red, Space, Marvin’s Room, sound for Jitney, Family Week, Juvenilia, Brundibar,  The Pain and the Itch and music direction and sound for Eyes for Consuela and Ruined.  They have created music and sound at many of America’s resident theaters (often with Steppenwolf Theatre) and at several international venues. Deb Styer (Stage Manager) was Production Stage Theatre Manager for the Tony® Awardwinning Steppenwolf production of August: Osage County on Broadway, as well as the London, Sydney and original Chicago production. Other credits include Broadway Bound (The Drury Lane Theatre); The Hot L Baltimore, The Brother/Sister Plays, 100 Saints You Should Know, Lady Madeline, Men of Tortuga, The Chosen (Steppenwolf Theatre); The Bluest Eye (Steppenwolf and Off Broadway); and Take Me Out (About Face Theatre). Michelle Medvin (Assistant Stage Manager) is excited to be working on her fifth Bruce Norris show at Steppenwolf.  Previously: The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, Purple Heart (also at Ireland’s Galway Arts Festival) and We All Went Down to Amsterdam.  Recent projects: Middletown, Detroit, Endgame and Fake (Steppenwolf Theatre); Tree and Blue Door (Victory Gardens Theater); and

Jackie and Me (Chicago Children’s Theatre). Over the past ten years at Steppenwolf, other credits include Art, The Crucible, August: Osage County, The Pillowman, Love Song, The Dresser, Man From Nebraska and many others.  Additionally, Michelle has worked with Hartford Stage, Dallas Theater Center and Portland Center Stage.  She is proud to be a member of Actors’ Equity, a graduate of Smith College, and married to Mary. Martha Lavey (Artistic Director) has been an ensemble member since 1995 and has appeared at Steppenwolf in Endgame, Up, Good Boys and True, Love-Lies-Bleeding, Lost Land, I Never Sang for My Father, The House of Lily, Valparaiso, The Memory of Water, The Designated Mourner, Supple in Combat, Time of My Life, A Clockwork Orange, Talking Heads, SLAVS!, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Ghost in the Machine, A Summer Remembered, Love Letters, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Savages and Middletown. Elsewhere in Chicago she has performed at the Goodman, Victory Gardens, Northlight and Remains theaters and in New York at the Women’s Project and Productions. She has served on grants panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, The Theatre Communications Group (TCG), Three Arts, U.S. Artists and the City Arts panel of Chicago. Lavey holds a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and is a member of the National Advisory Council for the School of Communication at Northwestern and is on the board of TCG. She is a recipient of the Sarah Siddons Award and an Alumni Merit Award and honorary Doctorate of Arts from Northwestern University.


David Hawkanson (Executive Director) prior to Steppenwolf was the Managing Director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, under the artistic leadership of Joe Dowling. Before the Guthrie, he served for eight years as the Managing Director of Hartford Stage Company in Connecticut with Artistic Director, Mark Lamos.  Earlier in his career, he was Managing Director of the Arizona Theatre Company and a Guest Administrator at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre. He was a former senior staff member at the National Endowment for the Arts and subsequently chairman of its Theater Program. He has also had an active career as an arts consultant and trustee for such national organizations as the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, the Ford Foundation’s Working Capital Fund, National Arts Stabilization Fund, the League of Resident Theatres, Theatre Trustees of America, Theatre Communications Group and the American Arts Alliance. He currently serves as a trustee of Door County’s Peninsula Players and the League of Chicago Theatres and is Chairman of the Arts Alliance Illinois.

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ML: That’s a fantastic way to describe cities—as a testament to persistence and change. Talk about those forces in the first act of Clybourne Park. BS: It seems to me that the first act helps us understand what whiteness means. Up until the late 19th and into the early 20th century, what we think of as ethnic white groups would have been considered almost as separate as the races. You had as much conflict between Irish and German, and Irish and Polish, and Italian and Lithuanian and all these groups that now we tend to think of as primarily “white.” One of the ways that sense of white identity got created in the urban landscape was through racial covenants that would exclude African-Americans from renting or buying in particular neighborhoods. These covenants were created in usually two ways. One way would be through, and I use the term very loosely, “gentlemen’s agreements” among real estate brokers (and this is very vividly depicted in Richard Wright’s Native Son). Alternately, community groups would get all of the property owners in an area to sign off on a covenant agreeing not to sell to whatever group they defined as “the other,” which sometimes would also include Jews and Catholics.

Bill Savage, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University

The City & The Other A conversation with Bill Savage, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Northwestern University and Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf Artistic Director Martha Lavey: Bill, in addition to being an expert on Chicago literature, you are also, it happens, a lifelong Chicago resident. Correct? Bill Savage: I’ve lived in Rogers Park my whole life so while writing and talking and teaching about neighborhood novelists, I also have the experience of being a neighborhood guy. I was born in 1962, right now I am almost 50 years old and I have the same phone number I memorized when I was five.


ML: Oh, those 50 years are coincidental, because as you know, the first act of Clybourne Park is set in 1959 and the second act is set 50 years later in 2009. Perhaps you and I can spend some time talking about Chicago in these last 50 years. BS: Well, one of the things that happens if you’re in the same place for as long as I have been, or some people end up being, is you end up having “vertical knowledge.” That is, layers of knowledge over time about how the place has changed—remembering streets and places as much by what used to be there as by what’s there now. And that is a really important part of understanding cities over time, because cities are always a combination of persistence and change.

ML: One of the things that I want to talk about is the manifestation of racism in the American South vs. the North. In the South, racism was enforced by actual law, and in the North, it worked differently. BS: Well, in the South you had the Jim Crow laws that started to be put in place right after Reconstruction was abandoned. I hate to say Reconstruction failed, because it didn’t get a chance to succeed. So African-Americans


begin coming north not long after the Civil War in order to escape that particular form of legalized racism, which was, of course, backed up with lynch law. Racism in the North, particularly the industrial North, was tempered by the need for workers. When African-Americans came to the city, they were often used as strike-breakers, which didn’t help with race relations, which were also made tense because of the de facto although not de jure racial segregation where real estate companies would not rent or sell to AfricanAmericans outside of a certain prescribed area. Northern segregation was a matter of real estate covenants and then of white violence and vigilance essentially around the edges. Richard Wright is the first guy you want to go to read about this, along with Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, Langston Hughes and other African-American writers. But James T. Farrell is a great writer to read from the perspective of white neighborhood people feeling threatened—or not—by blacks moving in. ML: Bringing this back to Chicago—in your reading, how does Clybourne Park intersect with all this history? BS: Bruce’s play is so great, because he’s got so many nuances and layers. For instance, calling it “Clybourne Park.” He’s invoking Hansberry’s fictive neighborhood, but he’s obviously created his own. There is no 406 North Clybourne. ML: There is a little pocket park called Clybourn Park. BS: Clybourn starts at Division, right around the corner from here at 1200 North. But Clybourne with an “e” was the name of one of the first white settlers, Archibald Clybourne.

His name was spelled with and without an “e,” they didn’t have spell-check back then so they couldn’t keep track, but he came in 1802, so as far as the Pottowatame were concerned, he was the first gentrifier. Or one of the first. And “Park” is the eponym of so many Chicago neighborhoods on every side of town. So Bruce has got all sorts of little details that are really, really interesting in terms of making this a Chicago play, as well as a more broad address to American identity. ML: From your observation, is gentrification in Chicago a perpetually evolving process? BS: For a neighborhood to be gentrifiable it has to have a certain kind of housing stock, a certain kind of relationship to the transport systems (usually the CTA, but also arterial roads and so forth), and it has to have once been a good neighborhood that declined and became a bad neighborhood or an industrial working district where the factories shut down. That first becomes attractive for artists, or poor people, who need a place to live, then the people who open coffee shops for the artists, then the people who open bookstores and bars for the artists, then the people who want to live around the bookstores, bars, and coffee shops in a neighborhood full of artists. The most vivid examples of this in Chicago in the past few decades are Wicker Park and Bucktown. When Nelson Algren lived in Bucktown, it was a Polish ghetto that was transforming into a Latino ghetto. Now it is a hipster capital of the planet. The irony of this is when the hipsters complain about the Yuppies moving in, even though the hipsters are the ones who drove out the Latinos and the Poles.


Cabrini-Green Housing project, 1999

“The irony of this is when the hipsters complain about the Yuppies moving in, even though the hipsters are the ones who drove out the Latinos and the Poles.”

ML: No strollers, please. You mentioned a couple of writers. For someone interested in reading the stories of Chicago’s neighborhoods, what would you recommend? BS: I’d begin with James T. Farrell—Chicago Stories. Then, chronologically, after Farrell would be Richard Wright with Native Son, which is just a monumental book, a book that really dramatizes the essentially self-fulfilling prophecy of white racism, which is: if you treat people like animals eventually they will turn into animals and bite you. Then, Nelson Algren writes about the ‘40s and ‘50s in Wicker Park—In the Neon Wilderness or the novel The Man with a Golden Arm. The writers to

read about post-Industrial Chicago are Stuart Dybek, Coast of Chicago, I Sailed with Magellan and Childhood and other Neighborhoods. Also, there are a lot of great Latina writers in this town, Sandra Cisneros, Ana Castillo. Bayo Ojikutu teaches at DePaul— his book 47th Street Black is fantastic contemporary work.


All write about this kind of new wave of immigrants, new kinds of encounters between the “other” and the settled, or the already there, whoever they might be.

Race, Pulitzers & Punchlines

“If I do my job correctly I should outrage people and have rotten vegetables thrown at me; that would be the only proof that I had done something successfully.”

An interview with Playwright Bruce Norris and Artistic Producer Rebecca Rugg Excerpted from Re-Imagining A Raisin in the Sun: Former New Plays, forthcoming from NU press.

Rebecca Rugg: The Royal Court production of Clybourne Park moved to London’s West End and won the Olivier for Best New Play. And then it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Congratulations. Bruce Norris: On the West End, I felt like I was sitting outside of myself watching this whole thing happen, feeling like it was happening to someone not me.

RR: Clybourne Park is a very complex play about race, among other topics. The experience of watching it, and I’ll speak here as a white person, is quite complicated. BN: Well, I think the most interesting question that has been put to me about it was the one you put to me last time we talked, which was “did you write this play for white people?” Remember?

RR: Is that because of anxiety? BN: I have a very complicated relationship to the entire notion of commercial productions at all. Almost in kind of an adolescent way, I have an attitude that if someone likes what I do then that means by definition it is not good. If I do my job correctly I should outrage people and have rotten vegetables thrown at me; that would be the only proof that I had done something successfully. Like I said, it’s completely adolescent but that’s the instinct that I have. So when people like something that I’ve done and they pay for it, it’s very confusing to me. I don’t understand why they would be paying for it if I wrote it to upset them.

RR: Yeah, and you said yes. BN: And I said yes.

RR: How is life different post-Pulitzer? BN: The most important change is that now I have a very attractive glass paperweight with the profile of Joseph Pulitzer etched into it, so my papers remain securely in place on my desktop.


RR: I’ve heard you say elsewhere, that Clybourne Park is inspired by Karl Linder, who, before he was yours, was Lorraine Hansberry’s character in A Raisin in the Sun. BN: I saw A Raisin in the Sun as a film in probably 7th grade. Interestingly, our Social Studies teacher was showing it to a class of all white students who lived in an independent school district, the boundaries of which had been formed specifically to prevent our being integrated into the Houston school district and being bussed to other schools with black students. So I don’t know whether our teacher was just obtuse or crafty and subversive but she was showing us a movie that basically in the end—because Karl doesn’t come in until the second act—is really pointing a finger at us and saying we are those people. So I watch it at twelve years old and I could realize even then that I’m Karl Linder. To see that when you’re a kid and to realize that you’re the villain has an impact. For years I thought I wanted to play Karl Linder but then as time went on I thought it’s really an interesting story to think about the conversation that was going on in the white community about the Younger family moving into Clybourne Park. It percolated for many years and that’s how I ended up writing this play.

RR: And I was totally shocked. I was sure you were going to say no. BN: No, I think it is a play for white people. It’s a play about white people. It’s about the white response to race, about being the power elite, about being the people who have power in the race argument, and what that makes us in the present day—the contortions that makes us go through. Because on the Left we really, really like to deny the power that we have. We don’t want to seem like we’re powerful and have the largest army in the world. We want to pretend that we don’t. So, while the play is about white people, it’s even better if there are black people in the audience because it makes white people even more uncomfortable.


Playwright Bruce Norris

RR: Can we talk about theatrical realism? Is Clybourne Park part of a theatrical genealogy that you can trace? BN: Well, I tend to write in the “realistic” form because it limits what’s possible and that gives a play a rigidity, a structure. A more free-form approach to writing a play feels loose and a little bit flimsy to me. I like the firm structure that’s imposed by realism, not just realistic

RR: I had the opportunity to teach this play to students at Northwestern recently, and the subject of the jokes arose. Students wanted to know why the black woman is spared being the punch line of a joke, from a playwright who doesn’t spare anyone. BN: It’s not as though everyone in the room has to be the butt of a joke, one by one. It’s a conversation, not a formula. But also, the black woman IS the person who everyone in that room would be most afraid of offending, the one person who would be off limits. All she has to do is say she’s uncomfortable and everyone gets worried. vRR: With those same students we had a long conversation about the presence of the deaf woman in the first act. I wonder if you can talk about that character and the choice to include her. BN: Well the first thing I’ll say is that deaf is funny on stage. And I defy anyone who tells me differently. But it’s not that the deaf woman herself is funny, or her deafness that’s funny, it’s everyone around her and how they treat her and act towards her that’s funny. And it makes it clear how awful everyone is around race, that there is this false CARE taken towards her deafness. It shines a light on race, by contrast.


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behavior, but realistic furniture and facts. If you want to demonstrate something about the way we behave and interact with each other, then it’s really useful to have a concrete world there to interact with. I think when people want to write about dreams and magic onstage, they often don’t have much they want to say about behavior. They want to talk about ideas and not behavior.

Artists represented (L to R): Cynthia Toops, Kathleen Dustin. Photography: Penina Meisels

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Actor Karen Aldridge in rehearsal for Clybourne Park

RR: Why isn’t there a disabled person in the contemporary scenes? BN: Well, there wouldn’t be. She’s deaf, and I wanted to make the point that nobody who could HEAR Karl Lindner would marry him. Who else would marry him?

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Lorraine Hansberry’s home on the South Side of Chicago.

In January 1959, the national conversation about race centered on the topic of neighborhood integration, particularly that of black families moving into white neighborhoods. The discussion, which had been triggered by a series of earlier court battles (Hansberry v. Lee, 1940; Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, 1954; et. al.) was given new energy by playwright Lorraine Hansberry and her play A Raisin in the Sun. The play concerns an African-American family, the Younger family, whose matriarch Lena is set to inherit $10,000 in life insurance from her late husband’s policy. The family of five—Lena’s daughter Beneatha, her son Walter Lee and his wife Ruby and son Travis—lives on Chicago’s South Side in a tiny apartment, with a shared bathroom down the hall. The prospect of the imminent inheritance engenders a furious storm of hopes, dreams, and impatient accusations. The family ultimately uses the money to buy a home in a white neighborhood of the city, which Hansberry fictionally names “Clybourne Park.” Karl Lindner, the only white character within Hansberry’s play and a representative of the Clybourne Park Improvement Association, offers to buy the Youngers’ recently acquired home back from them. His efforts are motivated by a desire for a very specific type of population control—to prevent new black neighbors from moving to the white community. Although the offer is initially rebuffed by Walter Lee, an unfortunate investment that results in Walter being swindled of half of his father’s insurance money, prompts Hansberry’s protagonist to consider accepting Lindner’s money and, in so doing, to tacitly accept the Clybourne Park Improvement Association’s racist views.

The “Clybourne Park” in A Raisin in the Sun

“I’ll look that son-of-a-bitch right in his eye and say—‘All right, Mr. Charlie. All right, Mr. Lindner— that’s your neighborhood out there! You got a right to keep it like you want! You got a right to have it like you want! Just write the check and the house is yours.’ And—and I am going to say—‘And you—you people just put the money in my hand and you won’t have to live next

With these words, Walter places a spotlight on the intersection of race and community. He gestures to the logic that supported six decades of Jim Crow legislation, that enabled “separate but equal” to exist, that justified the abuse of black bodies when they inadvertently crossed the invisible line that separated “their” and “our” sections of town, beach, bus, diner, store. He reveals the bias that lies at the heart of efforts to prevent African-Americans from ever becoming neighbors to white homeowners. Ultimately, the Youngers resolve to make the move and A Raisin in the Sun ends as the family

By Artistic Producer Rebecca Rugg and Associate Professor of Theatre, Northwestern University, Harvey Young, Jr.

Excerpted from Re-Imagining A Raisin in the Sun: Former New Plays, forthcoming from NU press.




HOUSE HANSBERRY BUILT by Artistic Intern Evan Garrett

Lorraine Hansberry’s classic American play, A Raisin in the Sun, was the inspiration for Bruce Norris’s new work Clybourne Park. While A Raisin in the Sun is a dramatic fiction, it is based on Hansberry’s real-life experience as a child, when her family moved in to Chicago’s segregated Washington Park neighborhood.

Original Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun, 1959

moves out of their too-small apartment into a home with a yard in an unwelcoming, potentially hostile community. A Raisin in the Sun, the first black drama produced on Broadway, was an immediate critical and commercial success. Theater critics praised the 1959 production, cited its broad appeal, and frequently compared it to canonical theatrical works. As Brooks Atkinson observed in his New York Times review,

Restrictive covenants—realty laws expressively demanding or forbidding certain acts of new leasers—have dominated Chicago’s history. In the 1930s, Washington Park’s race-based covenants expressly forbade black lessees in its southern subdivision. When the African-American Hansberry family purchased and moved into their home at 6140 S. Rhodes Ave., the Woodlawn Property Owner’s Association filed claim, noting their disallowance of black tenants. Not only did the Owners’ Association, led by Anna M. Lee, file for court, but repeated instances of violence haunted the Hansberrys. Two disgruntled neighbors threw bricks through the family’s windows within a week of their moving in—causing police to be called on guard for the next several months. Tensions continually grew, forcing the Hansberry parents to carry a loaded pistol in the home. Carl Hansberry, Lorraine’s father,fought a three-year legal battle culminating in the important Supreme Court decision Hansberry v. Lee to acquire their home on the South Side. The decision led the way for the disbandment of restrictive covenants based on race. On February 10, 2010, the Chicago City Council’s Committee on Historical Landmarks Preservation officially designated the Lorraine Hansberry House as a historical landmark.

“You might, in fact, regard A Raisin in the Sun as a Negro The Cherry Orchard.” Brooks Atkinson, “A Raisin in the Sun,” (New York Times, March 12, 1959.)

Audiences, of all colors, flocked to the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway and demonstrated through their presence and dollars that people were interested in seeing and hearing African-American experiences portrayed on the stage. The play established Lorraine Hansberry as a major playwright and a leading voice of the American Theater in the 1960s, enhanced the already lustrous reputation of film actor Sidney Poitier and launched the careers of a series of individuals who would actively reshape the look and sound of American theater over the next generation, including director Lloyd Richards and actors Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Glenn Turman and Douglas Turner Ward. Over the years, A Raisin in the Sun maintained its popularity and with every remount, revival and adaptation catalyzed a discussion of race in the United States by drawing attention to the tensions and anxieties related to neighborhood integration. In 1961, the original cast reunited to appear in a film version of the play. Twelve years later, A Raisin in the Sun was adapted into a musical, Raisin, which ran for two years on Broadway and received the Tony® Award for best musical. Since then, Hansberry’s play has seen numerous productions, the most recent being the Tony® Award-nominated 2004 Broadway revival with Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad and Audra Mcdonald as headliners.

Chicago Defender c. 1940


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Benefactors ($50,000-99,999) Alphawood Foundation BMO Harris Bank* ComEd Crain’s Chicago Business The Crown Family‡ Deloitte Julius Frankel Foundation JPMorgan Chase & Co.* National Endowment for the Arts PNC Smart Family Foundation Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust Target Vinci


Patrons ($10,000-24,999) Anonymous (2) Abbott Fund Baxter International Inc.* Helen Brach Foundation Buchanan Family Foundation Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Chopper Trading, LLC CNA Financial Corporation Dancing Skies Foundation DLA Piper LLP (US) Dr. Scholl Foundation Ernst & Young LLP* Feitler Family Fund The Field Foundation of Illinois Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Goldman, Sachs & Co. Grainger Foundation Green Courte Partners, LLC Illinois Tool Works Inc.* James S. Kemper Foundation Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Kraft Foods* Mayer and Morris Kaplan Foundation McKinsey & Company, Inc. Navistar, Inc. Nordstrom Prince Charitable Trusts Reverb Capital LLC Rhoades Foundation

Sage Foundation Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP Sara Lee Corporation Seigle Family Foundation Schiff Hardin LLP Swett & Crawford Group Tasty Catering UBS William Blair & Company, LLC

Sustainers ($5,000-9,999) Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Ariel Capital Management AT&T* Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc Groupon John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Irving Harris Foundation Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Grover Hermann Foundation MB Financial Bank The McGraw-Hill Companies* Motorola Foundation* Newcastle Limited Norcon, Inc PointBridge POP Princess Grace Foundation-USA J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Siragusa Foundation Winston & Strawn, LLP

Sponsors ($2,500-4,999) Amsted Industries Foundation AON Corporation Arts Federation City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Saks Fifth Avenue Suite Home Chicago Turner Construction Company Foundation

Guarantors ($1,000-2,499) Blackman Kallick Blue Foundation Blue Plate Complete Mailing Service Inc. Crowe Horwath, LLP Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP Hope 360° Inc. IBM Corporation Jensen Reporting and Video Conferencing Donald S. Levin Family Foundation Loop Capital Meltzer, Purtill and Stelle LLC Modestus Bauer Foundation Neal & Leroy LLC New Horizon Foundation Perkins Coie Prudential Rubloff Properties Sahara Enterprises, Inc. William Wood Skinner Foundation Tod’s Van Cleef & Arpels, Inc. Youngblood Executive Search, Inc.

‡Multi-year pledge *Corporations and foundations that have made employee matching gifts

Deloitte uses innovative thinking to help people and communities thrive. Deloitte is proud to be a continuous supporter of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, highlighted by its support of Steppenwolf’s 2011 Gala as Lead Sponsor. Deloitte strives to make a significant impact in the nonprofit arena by applying the same commitment, talent, and teamwork used to serve clients.

The Sara Lee Foundation embraces inclusion and diversity, supporting programs that explore various perspectives of race, gender and sexual orientation. Sara Lee partners with cultural institutions like Steppenwolf to support programs that reflect the diversity present in the communities where Sara Lee does business. Sara Lee is proud to sponsor Clybourne Park, the opening production of Steppenwolf’s 36th season.

The James Chicago believes that its local neighborhoods are an essential part of the character that builds their hotel. Happy to continue their role as an active supporter of our Chicago community, The James is proud to be the Hotel Partner for Steppenwolf’s highly anticipated production of Clybourne Park, a play that celebrates the distinctive qualities of Chicago’s local culture.

Steppenwolf is honored to partner with the Chicago Community Trust in bringing the award-winning Clybourne Park to the citizens of our region. With the Trust’s generous support we offer a powerful new American play that draws on this city and the thorny issues it faces today for inspiration.

Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

Since 1995, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust’s partnership has been instrumental to Steppenwolf’s growth as a leading American theater, advancing new plays and award-winning playwrights like Bruce Norris and ensemble member Tracy Letts to national prominence. Today we are proud to recognize the Steinberg Trust’s commitment as a sponsor of the innovative First Look Repertory of New Work.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has long played a key role in strengthening Steppenwolf’s relationships with leading American playwrights like Bruce Norris. The Foundation’s generosity is now allowing us to support the multi-year commissions of artists who have been charged with writing ambitious new plays using the resource of our world-renowned ensemble.


Individual Contributors Visionary Circle

Individual Contributors Directors Circle

We are honored to recognize the following individuals who have included Steppenwolf in their will or estate plans. The esteemed members of the Visionary Circle help ensure the vitality of Steppenwolf for future generations. Contact Sandy Karuschak at 312-654-5621 or to learn more about the giving options to consider in your estate planning.

Steven D. Loucks Jim and Kay Mabie Janet Melk Negaunee Foundation James F. Oates George and Kimberly Ruhana Sage Foundation Manuel Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez The George H. Scanlon Foundation Gary Sinise Tom Smithburg and Colette Cachey Smithburg Bill and Orli Staley Marcie and Avy Stein John and Carol Walter Terry and Mary Winkler Kerry and Sarah Wood

Anonymous Valerie and Joseph Abel Robert C. Anderson Dr. Marvin and Joyce Berman Douglas R. Brown

Robert H. Glaze Dr. Paul Lisnek and Brian F. Lozell Dr. Edward O. Riley

T. Marshall Rousseau Rose L. Shure Judy Sugarman

We remember the following members of the Steppenwolf family who have made a bequest to the theater. Their legacy will help to ensure that Steppenwolf continues to flourish. Hope A. Abelson Alba Biagini Jo Hopkins Deutsch

Marjorie Douglas Nancy L. Wald

Individual Contributors Directors Circle The generosity of Steppenwolf’s Directors Circle members annually provides vital support for Steppenwolf’s many streams of artistic and community programming. In recognition of their contributions, members receive complimentary subscriptions with VIP ticketing services and are invited to private events with the artists of Steppenwolf. To join this distinguished group, call 312-654-5672 or email GRAND PATRONS ($25,000+) Anonymous Sarah Beardsley and Theodore R. Tetzlaff Carole L. Brown Douglas R. Brown Terri L. Cable Joyce Chelberg Jim and Sheila Clary Elizabeth H. Connelly Nora Daley and Sean Conroy Rich and Margery Feitler Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill Valerie and Paul Goodrich Bob and Amy Greenebaum


Mrs. John M. Hartigan David Herro and Jay Franke David and Susan Kalt Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Ronald J. Mallicoat Jr. Geoff Nyheim Susan A. Payne Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Merle Reskin Randy and Susi Rowe Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Michael R. Salem Saliba Family Charitable Foundation John R. Samolis

Robert and Louise Sanborn Harry and Susan Seigle Stephanie B. Smith and Gerald Smith Charles and Janet Stern Edward A. Studzinski Helen Zell DISTINGUISHED PATRONS ($10,000-24,999) Julie and Roger Baskes Philip and Janice Beck Ms. Sheridan Prior and Mr. Michael Bender Henry and Leigh Bienen Betty Bradshaw

Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly Fred Eychaner Rajiv Fernando Alexandra and David W. Fox, Jr. Stephen C. George Antonio and Sabrina Gracias Michael G. Hansen and Nancy E. Randa King and Caryn Harris John H. Hart and Carol Prins Susan and Richard Kiphart Nancy Lauter McDougal and Alfred L. McDougal Martha Lavey Lynn Lockwood and Barrett B. Murphy

PATRONS ($5,000-9,999) Loren Almaguer William and Sharon Baker Bob and Trish Barr Bill Bartholomay Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Berman Larry and Debbie Brady Michael and Merle Cahan Phil and Mary Beth Canfield Keith and Kathleen H. Cardoza Ann and Richard Carr Dennis Cary Fred J. Costello Patricia Cox, Katie and Will Hunckler Ms. Kim Davis and Mr. Brian Eble Donald Deutsch Joy and Leon Dreimann Scott Etzler Sharon Fairley Mary Jo and Robert Fasan John and Katherine Fox Mr. and Mrs. Erik Fyrwald Chris and Joe Galvin Scott and Rita George Richard and Mary L. Gray M. Julie and Michael Gustafson Ms. Joan W. Harris Ms. Joan Harris David Hiller Mellody Hobson Betsy and Arthur Holden Willard and Lori Hunter, The Hunter Family Foundation George A. Joseph and Carolyn Bateman Dr. Mary Dochios Kamberos


Kathryn G. and Michael J. Kennedy Mary Jeanne and John Kneen Robert M. and Diane VS. Levy Dr. Paul M. Lisnek and Brian F. Lozell Ms. Christine M. Long Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Amos and Anat Madanes Susan Noel Irma Parker Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Pritzker Burton X. and Sheli Rosenberg Neil Ross MD and Lynn Hauser MD Robin and Mark Seigle Rose L. Shure Jeffrey Singer Bonnie and James Spurlock Jacqueline Tilton Richard and Elaine Tinberg Frances E. Tuite Michael and January Ward Frances Wilkinson Nina B. Winston Willard L. Woods, Jr. Robert and Leslie Zimmerman SUSTAINERS ($2,500-4,999) Kris Alden and Trisha Rooney Alden Andrew and Susan Arnold Candy and Bill Arnold Paula Ausick John and Caroline Ballantine Zoe and Ken Barley Larry and Margaret Benjamin Henry R. Berghoef Susan O. Berghoef Carol Lavin Bernick Dr. Mary E. Belford MD and Mr. Ric Berta Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein George W. Blossom III Doug Bobenhouse Debbie Bricker Ray and Marie Brown Lois Browning Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson Philip Chang Nicole and Billy Cheeseman Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Cohen Pam and Howard Conant Jerry and Josephine Conlon

Kate Cornelius-Schecter Joel Cornfeld Ana Rita Cristiano Judy and Tapas K. Das Gupta Beth Boosalis Davis and Maxwell S. Davis Dawson Sales Company Robert Delaney Greg Desmond and Michael Segobiano Mr. and Mrs. John DiCiurcio Philip and Marsha Dowd Bernard J. Dowling Drs. Thomas E. Durica and Susan Jacob Dr. Steven B. Edelstein Donald and Anne Edwards Laura and Scott Eisen Richard and Gail Elden Mary M. Emerson George Engeln Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot Roxanne Hori and Robert Felsenthal David and Mimi Fiske Steven Florsheim and Jennifer Friedes Leonard Gail and Robin Steans Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg Ethel and Bill Gofen Bob and Carol Goldberg Schiff Gorman and Krkljes Liza and Eric Gravengaard Sue and Melvin Gray William and Nanci Greene James and Brenda Grusecki Joan Hall John Hass and Mary Frances Budig David R. Hawkanson David Kistenbroker and Cynthia Heusing Judy and Jay Heyman Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Hill Marko Iglendza Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck Reis and Sherri Kayser Melinda Kempton and Jane Fleming Brad and Kim Keywell Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Korbet Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kramer Suzy Krueckeberg Christine and Michael LaTona

Steven and Jody LaVoie Don and Margie Leventhal Bernard and Averill Leviton Robert Bud Lifton and Carol Rosofsky Stephanie F. Linn and Seth B. Krantz Timothy and Christine Loyer Mark and Frances Mann Becky and Bob McLennan Kevin and Beth McMeen Mike and Adele Murphy Howard and Sandy Nagelberg Jean and Jordan Nerenberg Bob and Joyce O’Malley Anne and Donald Phillips Dale and Loretta Pierson Jennifer and Perry Pinto Christine and Michael Pompizzi Frank Ponterio Mr. Matthew Pritzker Bradley and Patricia Reid Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg Bob and Mary Reusché Solvig and Harry Robertson Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr. Ellen Sandor David and Susan Schmid Matthew and Tina Schubert Gloria and Michael Scoby Richard and Betty Seid Smita N. Shah Matthew Shapiro Judy and Jeffrey Silverman Toni Sandor Smith Gail and Eugene Steingold Matthew Steinmetz Kristin and Stan Stevens Reed and Rosemary Tupper Steven L. and Stephanie A. Victor Ms. Jaclyn Warren Robert and Susan Warrington Dr. David Wasserman -In Memory of Abby S. Magdovitz- Wasserman Steven Wayland Jane and Greg Wintroub Elizabeth Ziegler Neal Zucker BENEFACTORS ($1,500-2,499) Anonymous (4) Mr. and Mrs. John Aalbregtse Jack J. Adrian Emilio and Trish Albertini Nicholas and Kathleen Amatangelo

Individual Contributors Directors Circle

There’s no shortcut to making a great play. Playwright, director, designers, cast and crew all make essential contributions.

Kimball Anderson & Karen Gatsis Anderson Carolyn H. Andress Stephanie and Dana Arnett Jeffrey S. Arnold and Ellen J. Neely Mr. and Mrs. Brian Atwood John and Irene Bacevicius Richard and Janice Bail Yuri and Elena Balasanov Martha and Al Belmonte Joel W. Benson Susen H. Berg and James C. Berg Adam and Elizabeth Berger Ron and Colleen Bess Nicholas Biederman Leslie Bond, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Boychuck Janyce Brengel Dawn and Harmon Brown Kevin and Linda Buggy Timothy Burroughs and Barbara Smith Stephen Byrne and Kerry Shannon David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo Cleve Carney Jay Cavey Mr. and Mrs. H.L. “Chappie” Chapman Dr. Rosalyn Chrenka Clayton A. Cohn Merle R. Cooper Dennis R. Cowhey Shirley Craven, Ph.D. Alecia Dantico Emilie De Angelis and Bert Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher Kevork and Rolanda Derderian Gautam and Ritu Dhingra Anne M. Donahoe Stephen and Dorne Eastwood Mark and Sandy Ehlert Sidney and Sondra Berman Epstein Tom and Pat Erickson Marc Falleroni David and Mary Farkas Mr. and Mrs. John Favia Carol and Steven Felsenthal W. Clinton and Lois Farrell Fisher Elaine Fishman Al Franklin Jana French and Peter Gotsch Kate and Michael Fridholm Kate Friedlob Kay and Howard Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Friedman Lori Mae Frith


Noreen Ann Gallagher Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Terri and Stephen Geifman Dr. Michael Gelbort and Ms. Sherryl Steinberg Gelbort Gary L. Gephart Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser Bruce and Lisa Goldman Sheila and Tom Gorey Peter and Joellen Granson The Green Family Jack and Donna Greenberg Mary and Jim Greene Warren Grimsley and Jane Jacobs Charles R. Grode Renata and Michael Grossi Jack and Sandra Guthman Mrs. Louise Hart Stacie R. Hartman Emily Haus Jean Heller Sandra L. Helton and Norman M. Edelson Marlene and Sonny Hersh Richard and Elaine Heuberger Paul and Susan Hill Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hodges Ann S. Hoenig and Jonathan L. Hoenig Kenneth Hoffman David and Deborah Holloway Kimberly and Matthew Horowitz Nehl and Katie Horton Dr. Candice J. Hunter Mr. Michael Hyter Nancy and John Ide Robert A. Imig Terrell J. Isselhard Mary Ittelson Marian, Fruman and Lisa Jacobson Tom and Jan Jakobsen Patricia Jeffers Hal and Dona B. Jensen Timothy B Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley Gregory K. Jones and Family Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Jozwiak Thomas D. Kaczmarek Adam and Renee Keats Jen and Brad Keck Anna and Jeff Kelch SBK and Associates Jonathan Klein and Susan Cohn Stephanie and Peter Klein Rachel Kohler and Mark Hoplamazian David and Kathleen Kovarik Ann M. Krilcich Raminder and Vinay Kumar Michele Kurlander Carol and Jerome Lamet

Gerald R. Lanz and Lisa Kearns Lanz Foundation Victoria S. Lautman Eileen and Paul LeFort Benita T. Levy Lawrence and Susan Lieber Beth Loeb Carmen H. Lonstein Fran Lambros and John Lowry Michelle and Alan Luke Mary MacLaren Sandy and Jerry Manne Barbara and Larry Margolis Debra Mazloff Mary McCauley James and Carolyn McClure-Mary McClure Miller Foundation Bob and Barb McCullough Ms. Helen Melchior Ellie and Bob Meyers -Harvey B. Levin Charitable Trust Amy Laiken and Tim Michel Michael and Susan Miller Sherif and Melanie Mityas Dr. and Mrs. George and Maureen Miz Jon and Tanya Morrison William and Kate Morrison Bill and Lorna Fillipini-Mulliken Cathy and Robert Nathan Judy Neafsey and Terry Conway New Horizon Foundation Susan and George Obermaier Karen and Joe O’Leary Bridget R. O’Neill Susan and Ted Oppenheimer Elizabeth Orelup and Lawrence Sonntag Phyllis Parish Joan and David Parsons Amy and Brent Peebles Simon and Kim Perutz Sherri and Ted Pincus Patricia Pippert and Steven Redfield Carl and Barbara Plochman Andrew and Judy L. Porte Sylvia J. Pozarnsky and Tom Riley Elizabeth Price Linda Reid Mr. and Mrs. James M. Reum Sheri and Bob Reum Susan and Edwin Ritts John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher Barbara and Jim Robins Holly B. Rothschild Janet and Philip Rotner Paul and Joan Rubschlager Richard H. Sanders Pamela and Fred Sasser

Paul Scavone and Donna Pawlus Susan Schaalman Youdovin and Charlie Shulkin Michelle Maton and Mike Schaeffer Diana and Richard Senior Howard and Kate Siegel Robert and Nancy Singleton James and Mary Jo Slykas Neil Smith Family Paul and Elizabeth Sobotka Mr. David A. Sollitt Jeff Stoller Mary Stowell and Jim Streicker Lauren and Steve Strelsin Josh and Kimberly Sutton Lisa Swanson William and Julie Szematowicz Corrine P. Taylor James and Sara TenBroek Laura A. Tomasovic and Jim A. Hargis John and Maribeth Totten Nick Trakas and Marc Ceron Frank Trocchio Tali and Liat Tzur Annette Rotolo and Donald Van Hulle Shawn VanDerziel and Jay Clarke Susan and Victor Venturi Donna and Dirk Vos Lisa and Jason Wadler Bryan and Jennifer Weinstein Dr. Carey Weiss and Dr. Karen Pierce Lorrayne and Steve Weiss Jeanne Marienthal Westcott Charles and Leah Wheelan Bobbi Zabel

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A new monthly or quarterly giving program where more of your money supports the art and renewal mailings and phone calls become a thing of the past. Join online at or by calling 312-654-5615.

Individual Contributors Annual Fund

Individual Contributors Annual Fund

Steppenwolf thanks the many supporters who help bridge the gap between annual operating costs and ticket sales. We regret that, due to space limitations, we are unable to recognize gifts below $150. To all our benefactors, we thank you for making possible another season of engaging, provocative theater.  Make your gift today by visiting or calling Eric Evenskaas at 312-654-5615. Gifts are as of 6/23/2011.

Matthew A. Gelbin Andrew R. Gelman William J. Gibbons Van H. and Sandra Vitt Gilbert Erin Koeblitz and Noah Ginsburg Stan and Gerry Glass‡ Lydia Glowaty Keith Goggin Eileen M. Golan Alan Gold‡ Florence Bonnick and Jay M. Goldberg Paul E. Golden Mrs. Jane Goodrich Kerry and Kim Grady‡ Susan Graff John S. Mrowiec and Karen Granda Dedrea Gray Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hacker‡ Janice Halpern Amy and Brian Hand Ednalyn and Barbara Hansen David Harrington‡ Eric Harrison Robert and Linda Hauser Maryan and John Helmerci Mr. Randall Herbstman Leslie Herzog‡ Frank and Midge Heurich Melinda and Craig Hilsenbeck James and Margot Hinchliff Anne Linsdau-Hoeppner and Walter F. Hoeppner III Richard and Kathryn Holland Bonny and Todd Hoover Kilton Hopkins‡ Arnold and Judith Horwich‡ Richard and Janet Horwood Francis J. Houlihan Robin and Harry Hunter Clare and Mark Hurrelbrink‡ Janet Irving Tim Jaster Stephen Johnson Drs. Michael and Abby Jones Stephen Kane Ernest and Harriett Karmin Dennis and Kathryn Karsh Ricardo Kawamura Sharon Keehn Sheryl and Tom Keith‡ Brian Feiges and Tamar Kelber Bunny and George Kennedy Gerould and Jewell Kern Jeffrey Kerr Helen Kessler Andrew Keyt Anne and Ken Kinney

PRODUCERS ($1,000-1,499) Anonymous Bruce and Ann Bachmann Grace Barry Robin Loewenberg Berger Mr. Melvyn E. Bergstein Gerhard and Kathleen Bette Andrew and Jennifer Bezaitis Marc D. Blakeman Shaun and Andy Block Mr. and Mrs. Philip Block III Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski ‡ Michael and Cathy Brennan Keil Bryant John Buckley John D. and Leslie Henner Burns Mr. Ted Cappas Mr. and Mrs. Justin Casciola Mr. Tim Cavanagh Stephanie and Jason Child Steven Collens Kevann M. Cooke Mr. Bryce Cooper Ms. Ellen M. Costello Kent and Liz Dauten Leticia Davis Jennifer and John Doran Mr. and Mrs. Michael Doyen Ms. Stacey Fellars Marilyn and Larry Fields Brian Flanigan Lisa Folkers Mr. and Mrs. Peter Foreman Mr. James Frank Jim and Sandy Freeburg‡ Rebecca and Barry Friedland Aileen Furlong Tom and Beth Garrow‡ Margo and Pete Georgiadis Gordon and Wendy Gill James and Dianna Goldman Richard and Catherine Gottfred Mary Winton Green Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Greenberg‡ Victoria and Charles Harris‡ Lois and Marty Hauselman Laura Hazelwood Patricia Hendrick


Jean Perkins and Leland Hutchinson Melinda Jakovich Daniel and Mary Ann Jordan Mr. and Mrs. David Joseph David Kathman‡ Pamela Kendall-Rijos and John Rijos Klaff Family Foundation Jean Ann Klingenstein Pat and Mike Koldyke Robert and Kathie Kolodgy Jonathan and Sally Kovler Mr. and Mrs. Scott Krantz Karen Kuenster and Jim Osick Mr. Matthew Kutcher and Ms. Rebecca Richards Fred Latsko Mark and Carol Lorenz Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve‡ Mrs. Winifred A. Martin Michele C. Mayes Dr. Janis Mendelsohn‡ Mr. Mike Merwin Jerry Mickelson Barry and Beth Mitchell Mr. and Mrs. Steve Monieson Mr. Thomas Murray Mr. Peter G. Myers Jo and Wally Nard‡ Barbara and Daniel O’Keefe Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parkinson, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Paszczyk Sharon and Jerry Rhoads‡ Mr. Richard Rosenthal Francis C. Sadac David and Judith Sensibar Ralph Senst and Karen Zelden Joan and Thomas Skiba‡ Mr. and Mrs. Sam Skinner Heather and Adam Smedstad‡ Betsy and Jeff Steele Nikki and Fredric Stein Gail and John Straus‡ Judy Sugarman Mrs. Vernon B. Thomas Lisa and Charles Tribbett Stacey Turner Scott Turow Elena Urschel Mr. and Mrs. R. Todd Vieregg Tom and Michelle Wake

Shannon and John Waterfield Chuck Wehland Dia Weil Dr. and Mrs. S. Thomas Westerman‡ Patricia J. White Donna Wilkinson‡ Mr. Kimo Williams Matthew Wilson and Anne Posner Ms. Andrea Worth‡ Ronald and Geri Yonover Eugene and Tita Zeffren ENSEMBLE ($500-999) Anonymous (11) Stephanie and Barry Batson Jonathan and Sarah Graham Ryan Huntson‡ Jodi Silberman‡ Judith and Fred Adler Brian and Jennifer Alves Kristopher J. Anderson Robert C. Anderson Michael Andrews and Ryan Ruskin Ms. Shonta Arrington Mr. and Mrs. James Aslaksen Dr. Stephanie and Mr. Andy Baker‡ Mr. Michael Barbiei Leslie and Bill Barker Robert and Sharon Barton Ms. Natalie M. Baumann Brandon Benson‡ Nikki Bhargava Mary Rose & Laurence Birch David C. Blowers Maggie Bobbitt Ms. Heather Bollinger Hunter Bradford Julie A. Brown George and Joyce Brown‡ Lynette Harrison and Paul Brubaker Richard and Barbara Bull Janet Burch Anna and Andy Burish JoAnn Cantalupo Mr. Adam Carpenter Kyle Carstensen John P. Casey‡

Scott Casty Sheila J. Chapman and David D. Soo Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke John-Marc Clark James and Julie Coffman Dr. Mimis Cohen and Mrs. Andrea Biel-Cohen Mrs. Marge Collens Chanel Coney Everett and Susan Conner‡ Ed and Melissa Cook Mr. and Mrs. Jason Cooper Charles and Judith Cory Ellen Cotter and David Burnett Maureen Crowley‡ Mr. Bruce Crown Carl and Cynthia Curry Josh Daitch Liese Dallbauman Melissa Dalrymple Kermit and Jennifer Daniel Rathin Datta Richard and Lisette Davison Inge de la Camp Lauren V. Dettloff Tim and Liz Devine Dianna L. Di Iorio Mr. and Mrs. Habeeb Dihu‡ Roberta S. Dillon‡ Tegan Donnelley Paula Douglass Christine Dudley Will Dunne John F. Dziedziak‡ Jennifer M. Ellin Deborah and S. Cody Engle Ms. Heather Erickson Marilyn D. Ezri M.D. Lynette and Kent Fair‡ Juliet and Marc Fallah Gregory Faron Harris J. Feldman, M.D. Stephanie Fields and Geoff Cooke Catherine S. Flanagan‡ Foley Family Foundation Cyndi and Cory Fosco‡ Joanne B. Friedland June Freidlich Susan Fuchs, M.D. David Gamperl Jami Gekas

Maureen and Kim Klatt Jim and Sue Klein Janet Knauff‡ Rachel Kraft Stephen Kriegel‡ Mr. Robert Krug Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad George M. Langlois, Ph.D.‡ Anne Lanser Roberta L. and Richard G. Larson‡ Bob and Pat Lavey‡ Jonathan Lebedoff and Karla Yeh Peter and Judith Lederer Marc-Paul Lee‡ Ms. Tanya Levshina Patricia Levy Catherine Leyser‡ Barbara and Edward Linn Jean Linsner Darlene Little Abby and George Lombardi Mary Christine Lovejoy‡ David Lundeen Mr. and Mrs. Brian Mack Arlene Manelli‡ Maria Manhart John and Claire Marich Helen Marlborough and Harry Roper Steve and Melissa Marovich Kimberly Masius Kevin and Linda Matheny Mr. and Mrs. George J. Matkov Robert and Eleanor M. McAllister Michael McCaslin Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mccolgan Tarell McCraney Margaret S. McGee Mr. and Mrs. R. Edward McGreevy‡ Brad and Dee Dee McLane Charlotte and William Mehuron John and Lisa Merlock Susan Messing Mr. Brian Miller Robert and Lois Moeller Phillip Moll Jack Montgomery‡ Blake and Debra Moritz‡ Patrick Morris and Peggy Unger Mr. John Mulhall Christopher and Eileen Murphy Zina and Nicholas S. Murray Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Murray Joseph Mwachullah Joan Neil Emily and Hank Neuberger Tamar Newberger and Andrew Shapiro

Howard and Cathy Niden‡ Kris Nielsen‡ Michael T. Noonan Margaret O’Connor and Michael O’Meara Paul and Nancie Oetter Brad Oltmanns Jamie and Rachel Orlikoff Richard Ostrow‡ Elizabeth, John and Frani O’Toole Mr. Jason Palmquist Grayce Papp Patricia Parchem and Candace Zimmerman‡ John and Roberta Paskvalich Thomas Pawlik and Ava Cohn Kate Pecoraro Claudia Perez Sandra and Michael Perlow Clarisse Perrette and Larry Freed Irene and Eero Pikat Dr. Susan Burland and George Plumb Brett Plyer Nathan Popkins Avner and Joan Porat Jim and Meg Prendergast V. Pristera, Jr.‡ Hedy Pua Marsha Raanan‡ Jeff and Susan Rashid Dr. and Mrs. Mehul Raval P. Kevin Reidy‡ Shirley and Frederick Richter Laura Riddle Mr. and Mrs Edwin Rivera Steve Rodichok and Renee Gattone‡ Doreen and Michael Rothstein Peter Russell Bettylu and Paul Saltzman Henry J. Sampson‡ Sheldon and Lynne Sandman Brett Saternus Bill Savage Curt Schade Laura Schalekamp Stephanie Scharf and David Taber‡ Carrie Schloss Jonathan Schmugge‡ Mr. Matt Schumacher Carla Scott‡ Eli Selinger Jeff and Sonia Semenchuk‡ Rebecca M. Shanahan Michael Shannon Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner Ms. Hope Sheffield Jeff Shellenberger

Mr. and Mrs. David R. Shevitz Julia Simpson Kathryn Simpson Ron and Maureen Sippel Ron Smith and Leslie Simonton-Smith Lawrence and Shirley Solomon Candace Song and Alexander Gail Sherman Arlene Lim Colin Stalnecker Mr. and Mr. Michael Stashwick Seena and Carey Stein Dorie Sternberg Patty Sternberg Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Stoeckel Kelly Stonebraker and Deborah Stonebraker Matthew Summy Andrew and Leonora Svihra Peter and Obie Szidon Ms. Elaine R. Taylor Lisa A. Taylor Alex Tenorio and Anne Marie Hendrickson Richard and Alice Teutsch Barbara and Randolph Thomas Jim Thompson Carrie Thoms Patty Morrison and Gary Tiensenga Mr. and Mrs. John Tipton Fred Tokowitz Dana Turban‡ Fern Turner Brady I. Twiggs‡ Marilee Unruh‡ Chaidan Upp Nikki Zollar and William Von Hoene John F. Ward Michael and Gere Warnecke‡ Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. Weiss Tom and Blaine Wells Natalie West and Keith Viridiana Moore Anne and Jay Whipple Brian and Nancy Whitlock Leslie Whittet‡ Jan Williams‡ Cynthia Wirth‡ Jessica and Jeff Wisniewski‡ Iris S. Witkowsky Stanley Wojcicki‡ Charlotte Wojnowski‡ Carol N. Yamamoto Peter A. Zadeik Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Zessar Mark and Margie Zivin

‡Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior acting and risk-taking work.


Individual Contributors Annual Fund

Individual Contributors Annual Fund Actor Brenda Barrie and Steppenwolf donors at the Middletown Donor Cast Party

DESIGNERS ($250-499) Anonymous (26) Thomas W. Abendroth and Terri L. Mascherin Nancy Abshire Carole and Paul Adams Mr. Justin Alden Thomas B. Aldrich III Keith E. Alessi Helen and Mark Alison Jim and Sheila Amend‡ Ms. Mary Ammermann Ken and Donna Amos‡ Phil and Denise Amsrud Mary and Paul F. Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Juan Angelats Janet and Steven Anixter Cedric H. Antosiewicz and Margaret M. Gudenas Jurgis and Dalia Anysas Jim Appel Jean Arrington Marie Asbury John Asplin and Christine Orders Mrs. Kellee Athens Kaye B. Aurigemma‡ Peggy Bagleyand Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer Ms. Lauren Anne Baird Damaris Bairstow Bill and Ann Baker Elizabeth Bakwin Barbara Baldwin John and Sharon Baldwin Kevin Baldwin Mr. Gary Baltusis


Michael and Mary Baniak Cindy Barbera-Brelle‡ Mr. Matt Bartel Warren and Beverly Bartel Mia A. and Scott Bass Laura M. Batzer‡ Chris and Judy Beardsley Thomas Bearrows and Holly Hirst Ted and Robbie Beaty Daniel Beck Lawrence Bell Julie and Howard Benario Caroline and Tom Benediktson Dr. David Bentrem and Dr. Heather Haukness John and Elizabeth Berge‡ Harvey and Helene Berlin‡ Julian and Joan Berman Raeann and Sidney Berman Larry and Phyllis Berning Mandy Berry‡ Jane E. Berry Jason Linforth Adrian and Arta Beverly Maurice J. and Lois Beznos Lois J. Bider Jerry Biederman Noel and Shirley Biery Beryl and David Bills‡ Mr. Kevin Blackman Judith Block R. Darrell Bock Anthony Boggiano Laura Bolch Mr. Kevin Booth Kirk and Lucy Borland Catherine Borowski

Nina Boryszczuk Mr. and Mrs. Randy Boswell Albert Boumenot‡ Samuel and Phyllis Bowen‡ Philip Boyd‡ Michael and Kate Bradie‡ Abdon and Eileen Bray Susan M Brazas Michael Bremer and Lynn Sieben‡ Amberly and Craig Brewer‡ David Briggs‡ Robert and Joell Brightfelt Mr. and Mrs. Bob Brobst Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brooks Jean Broom Susan Brophy Quentin A. Brown‡ Elle Bruno Karen Bryant‡ Leslie Buchbinder Ed Bucher‡ Michelle and David Buck‡ Veronica and Thomas Buckley Suzette Bulley Paul Burkhardt Becky and Chris Burns Tripp Burton Jenica Byers Jamila Bynum John Byrd Robert and Cheryl Byron David Cabrera John and Libby Cady Mark Caldwell Karen A. Callaway Noah Cooper and Nick Campanario

Andrew Campbell and Dana Campbell‡ Tracy Campbell Curtis V. Canada and Lyn Kendrick Joseph and Cory Cancila Ray Capitanini Andrea and Geoff Caplea Norma Carey‡ Polly Carl and Lynette D’Amico Barry Carlson Barbara and Mark Carlson Ms. Sheila Carney Fairbank and Lynne Carpenter Gabrielle Cauchon‡ Steve Chamberlin and Cathy Colton Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Chandler Mr. Tarun Chandran J. Morgan Chism-Diebold Gerry and Carol Chrisman Sam and Kathleen Ciulla‡ Drs. William and Elizabeth Clark Carol and Michael Clarke‡ Bente Clausen‡ Michael and Edie Cohen Marvin R. Cohen Martina A. Cole Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Coleman Carol Coletta Beth Collier Constance Coning‡ Sigrid Connor‡ The Cortes Family Ms. Christina Crawford Robert Crawford Phyllis Cretors Mr. Louis Crisostomo

Colin and Teri Cross James Culp‡ David and Jean Curtis Mr. James Daly Paul and Deanna Danao‡ Jason Dantico Stephen F. Danziger Richard and Nancy Davidson Michelle and Ronald De Vlam‡ Jessica and Robert Dean‡ Bernard and Cynthia Deir Dr. Mark and Rose DeMeo Brian Dennen Dick Deranian and Terri Mertz Ms. Joan E. Desmond Pierre Desy and Michel Desjardins Matthew J. Devereux Bob and Sharon DeWitt Lauri Dietz Dorothy L. Domuray Ms. Angela Donaldson Raymond and Marybeth Drake‡ Ms. Leah Durst Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Dutcher Joan and John Dysart Jeanene Ebert Judy and Howard Edison Wiley and Merry Edmondson Estia Eichten and Deborah Eichten Brent Eldridge Susan Emmerson Teri Engler Travis D. Epperson Kelly Epstein‡ Erika Erich Juanita S. Evans and Family‡ Malcolm D. Ewen Lori Eyre‡ Brian R. Falb Edith and Gerald Falk Maurice Fantus and Judith Aiello Bill Farrand‡ Toni and Joel Fenchel Mr. Mark Ferry Michael Fine and Terri Keeley Sean Finn Terry Doyle Finnerty‡ Nancy and Rick Firfer Dr. and Mrs. James M. Fisch Paul and Christy Fisher‡ Eric and Tina Fishhaut John and Patti Flanagan Jim and Yvonne Fogerty‡ Paul Fong Marilyn and Eric Fors‡ Timothy and Janet Fox Reverend Mark A. Fracaro‡ Dr. and Mrs. James Franklin

Donna and Robert Fredricksen Mark and Susanne Frey Bill and Pat Fuller‡ Alexis Funches‡ Edwin Garcia Ellen Garippo Ralph and Elayne Gebert Dr. and Mrs. Mark Gendleman Hank and Sandy Gentry Philis and Alex George‡ Thomas and Patricia Germino‡ Sandra Gidley Mr. and Ms. Stuart Gilchrist Ms. Tara Gillespie Marina and Sander Gilman‡ Clark and Nancy Gilpin Joanne and Lisa Girardi David Glueck and Brooke Bremner Sarah E. Goalstone Paul Goldstein and Nasrin Mahani Sue-Gray Goller Samuel J. Goodman Darla Goudeau‡ Chester Gougis and Shelley Ochab Laurence and Carrie Grant Susan Grant‡ Paula Turner Grasso Dr. Kitty Green Natalie Green‡ Dr. and Mrs. Robert Greendale Katherine and Adam Greetis

Elise Hamilton‡ Chester and Phyllis Handelman Dr. Raymond and Arlene Handler Dan Hardt Vincent Harrell‡ Rosalind Henderson Harris‡ Kirk T. Hartley Suraya Hasan‡ Ali Hassan and Amber Fritz‡ Lee Haupt, Yvonne Lange and Ted Steck Alan Hauser and Anne Suh‡ Neil and Ann Marie Hawkins Jean Hawkinson Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hayman Rebecca Hedberg Susan and Andre Heglin‡ Matthew Heller and Susan Holmes Stephen and Jaqueline Helm‡ Hendrick Family Pat and Ron Henning Timothy Herboth Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hession‡ Martin and Marjorie Hickman Fred Hill Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hill Mr. Stanley Hill Linda and John Hillman Robert and Sydney Himes Michael Hinz The Hirschfields Gail And Tom Hodges

Michael and Madeline Hughes Holly E. Humphreys Karen Hunken‡ Richard Hutner and Lena Motev William E. Ibe Jim and Joyce Ibers Becky Iliff Heather Ingraham Jim and Peggy Isherwood Ken Jacobsen‡ Evan Jacover Ms. Latoya James Christina Jarmolowski John David Jawor‡ Douglas and Margaret Jayes Dilecta Jenkins‡ Sue Jenkins Kenya Jenkins-Wright and James Wright Sheila and Jim Jesionowski Bob and Mary Beth Jirgal Shirley and Clarence Johnson Carolyn Hutchinson Dixie Johnson Loren B. Johnson Sharon Johnston Mrs. Bev Jones-Gordon Todd and Jennifer Jones Andrew Jorczak Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Jordan Leslie Josefowicz Beth and John Jostrand‡

“I don’t consider myself wealthy, but my husband and I choose to donate what we can, because Steppenwolf has great productions, and their production folks and actors are so welcoming and warm.” — Jessica Wisniewski, Steppenwolf supporter since 2004

The Greffin Family James and Lynn Grogan‡ Melissa Grund Marie Gunn‡ Mr. Rich Gunter Grace and John Gunthorp‡ Dr. and Mrs. John W. Gustaitis Roberta and Steven Haas Sarah Hadley Kevin Haight Sean-Edward Hall‡ Donald and Susan Hallberg Bob and Melanie Halvorson‡

Mr. and Mrs. Conery Hoffman Jennifer Hogberg Sharon Holland‡ Jo Holzer Jack and Bonnie Horbovetz Kathleen and Jack Horn Paula Horn Michael and Kara Hotz‡ Thomas and Karen Howell Trent Hrncir Ron Huberman Brian W. Huebner Mr. and Mrs. John Huffman

Bob and Sheila Joynt‡ Howard and Marianne Jump Melvin and Annie Kahn Janet and Carl Kalbhen Tom and Esta Kallen Mary Jo Kanady Joseph J. Kane Olwyn J. Kane Arnold Kanter Norma and Nolan Kaplan Jerry and Nancy Karson‡ Leslie Kates Richard and Kathleen Katz

‡Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior acting and risk-taking work.


Individual Contributors Annual Fund Cantor Aviva Katzman and Dr. Morris Mauer‡ Faylyn Kaufman Polly Kawalek J.T. Keane Dr. Susan A. Kecskes‡ Bryant Keil Michelle Keller Chris Kendrick and Kasturi Haldar Rich Kerhlikar and Judith Barringer Diane Kerr Erik Kesteloot Seema Khan‡ Sue Kiner Mike and Leslie King Sylvia and John Kinney Terry Kinney Judy and Phil Kirk Dr. M. Barry and Diane Kirschenbaum Carol Chor and Stephen Klafter Matt and Karen Klickman Hilary and James Kline Dawn Klingensmith and Jeff Pinkerton‡ Maria and Karl Knecht Douglas and Catherine Knuth Don and Cheryl Kobetsky James Kochalka Den and Jinny Koide Annette Baldwin and Paul Kolansinski Electra D. Kontalonis Amy R. Korin Seth Krantz Mrs. Fred A. Krehbiel Jeffrey Kriv‡ Deborah L. Kuhn Neal Kulick Family Fund Linda Kulikowski Carly Kuzma Terri Lacy Chuck and Diane Laff Mr. Kurt Lagerloef‡ Karen Lalor‡ Katherine Lampert Robert Larrimore‡ Nancy and Alan Lasser Patricia Lauber Ephraim Lee Hannah Lee‡ Bill Lee and Malinda Hamann‡ Sheila Fields Leiter Jeffrey and Elise Lennard Mr. Darrell Leonard and Mr. Ed Nowak Madeline Lesnik Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Levin Richard and Joanne Levy Fran and Chuck Licht‡ Fred Lieber‡


Stacy and Peter Lindau Sue Lippe Alan Lipsitz Lee Litas Margit “Maggie” Livingston‡ Renee Logan Christopher and Marcia Long‡ Dr. and Mrs. Dale Loomis Katherine M. Lorenz Jeff and Nancy Lowenthal‡ Jim Lupo and Joy Wykowski‡ James and Janet Lusk Denise and Eric Macey Richard Stazinski‡ Mr. Joe Madden Fred and Tracy Madison‡ Frank and Chris Maggio Robin Mahler Mr. and Ms. Michael P. Malone Brooke and Mike Mandrea Sandra Mangurian‡ Samantha and David Mann Tom and Lori Manning George and Stephanie Mantis Ruthann Marcelle‡ Gloria and Joseph R. Marcus Christine and David Markovitz Joan Marks‡ Jennifer Marling Kevin Mars Mr. and Ms. Peter Mars Diane Martin Patty Martin Zulma and Julian Martinez Susan and Bob Mase Dr. Norman E. Masters, Jr.‡ Erica and Frank Matagrano‡ Ms. Kahindo Mateene and Mr. Kisa Mate Jennifer Mathis David and Karen Mattenson Dawn Mattozzi and Amy Phinney Jerry and Joan Mattson Mike and Cindy McCabe Susan McCann Mr. Brian McCarthy Ms. Katie McCoy Drs. Linda Skitka and William McCready Suzanne McDermott‡ Terrance and Jane McElroy Sharon McGee Paul and Lana McHenry Liz McHugh‡ Carol McKeone‡ Kathy and Alan McLaughlin‡ Hugh and Marybeth McLean Janelle Hoekstra and James McMullin Mr. and Mrs. Pierce McNally Ms. Mary Murphy McNally

Sheila McNulty and Craig Oswald Mr. Thomas Meagher, Jr. Loni Mecum Harvey and Sheila Medvin Anne and Richard Raup‡ Bill Melamed and Jamey Lundblad Rita and Mike Melius‡ Tim Meneely Eric and Jess Mersmann Allyson Metcalf and Brian Tennison‡ Mia and Jonathan Miller‡ Kerry A. Miller Karen Miller and Sheba Miller-Morris Alison Millerick Leslie Milton Ralph Miner Mr. Mark Mitten Dino and Heathre Moler‡ Mort and Joan Mollner Reginaldo and Jennifer Montague‡ Laura and Brian Montgomery Janet and Robert Montgomery‡ William Mooney Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Moran Mrs. Lee Morava-Hahn‡ Scott Morehead, Jr. and Karisa Bruin Joyce Morimoto‡ Mr. and Mrs. John Morlock Sheba Miller-Morris Martha Clare and Jim Morris Corinne Morrissey Janet and Morrie Much Gerald and Maia Mullin Holly and Edward Murawski Christian Murphy Hollace Murphy Dr. and Mrs. Michael Myers Tom Myers‡ Mike and Nance Nalepa‡ Mr. and Mrs. Patrick J. Nash, Jr. Randy Nease Denise E. Nedza‡ Wendy Norris Jeremy F. Nepomuceno Frank Neumann Liz Newell and Jack Kragie‡ Dana and Brian Newman Elizabeth and John Newman‡ Lynne Nieman Cheryl and Bill Niro Mr. and Mrs. Jamin Nixon Rebecca Noble Barbara Rawley and Daniel Nordby‡ Jeff and Pam Kinney‡ Ms. Susan Noyes Mariano Nunez Ortiz‡ Ann and Dan O’Brien

Individual Contributors Annual Fund John and Megan O’Connor‡ Peg O’Connor‡ Mr. and Mrs. Chris O’Flinn Dennis J. O’Keefe and Mary Jo Barrett Larry and Barbara Olin Rodrigo and Kelly Olivares and Family Don Olson Bruce Oltman Nancy and Myles O’Reilly‡ Mayor John and Jacqueline Ostenburg Christine Ott-Shaw Janet Ozarchuk‡ Frances and William Paden Deborah Page Lynne Pantalena Ms. Sally Papedis Bob and Nora Pardo‡ Catherine and Robert Parks Jana O’Brien and Wayne Parman Kristen Parsons Sheldon Patinkin Elizabeth Pattara Peggy Paulsen Charles and Melanie Payne Lynn and Mel Pearl Elyse Pearlman & Brad Teckenbrock Mr. Chad Pedigo Margaret Pendry Mr. and Mrs. William Pesetski Amy and Troy Peters Anne Peterson Andy Phelps Mary Hakken-Phillips and Joseph Phillips Barb and Ned Piehler Paulette G. Pierre‡ Charles and Bettina Pietri William and Suzan Pinsof Chuck and Judy Piper Florence Pittman Dan Polsby‡ Frank C. Pond‡ Pam and Dean Pontikes Andy and Brynne Poole Tracey L. Power‡ John R Poynter‡ Seamus Prendergast‡ Jean and Preston Price‡ Wanda Price David Pruitt and Marjorie Baltazar Sue Puffpaff Jane Purdy‡ Elliott Quigley Richard W. Quinn and Karen Kruza Thomas J. Ramsdell Ms. Barbara Rapp Gabriel and Dorit Raviv

Mr. and Mrs. John Reed Clisson and Patricia Rexford William N. Reynolds Fred and Karen Rhynders Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Richter, Jr.‡ Alex Righi Thomas Kapacinskas and Judith Robert Stanley Roberts Carol and Riney Robertson Nicole Robinson Cil and Deever Rockwell Mary Lu and Kenneth Roffe Lynn A. Hellwig and Dr. Dan Roller Honey and Howard Rosenfeld Mrs. Hilary Rosenthal Ms. H. Cary Ross Lisa and Doug Rosskamm Mrs. Donald S. Roth Ann M. Rothschild T. Marshall Rousseau Kimberly and Ari Rubenfeld Ms. and Mr. Julie Rubin Susan B. and Dr. Myron E. Rubnitz Manfred Ruddat Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ruff‡ Monique Y. Ruiz Aaron M. Rumack‡ Ms. Marilyn Rusnak Ray Rusnak Diana and Ed Ruthman Brad and Emily Salmon‡ Julia Nowicki and Timothy A. Sanborn MD Carolyn Clayton and Patrick Sandercock Stephen and Leatrice Sandler Albert and Marcelle Saporta Christopher and Ann Marie Saternus John and Mary Satter Gina Saunders Rich Scarle‡ Edna Schade Allison and Charles Scherer Jeanne and Daryl Schimek Rosa Schloss Mr. Edward H. Schmitt, Jr. Frank and Karen Schneider Ms. April Schoepel Charles Schramer Alan Schriesheim John Schuchert and Alan Kozlowski Nancy and Mark Schumacher Susan and Gary Schuman Suzanne Scibek Tony and Celeste Scolaro‡

Nedinia Searle Carrie and Victoria Seliger‡ Mr. Stephen Seliger Michelle Semisch Lara Shackelford Michael Shapiro and Deb Gohr Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Shapiro Linda and Steve Sharp Luna Okada and Wynn Sheade Michael Shelton Timothy Sherck‡ Karen Shields‡ Brent Siegel‡ Duane Sigelko and Mary K. McDermott‡ Margaret and Alan Silberman Heather and Steve Silver‡ Brandy and Jason Simon Mr. and Mrs. Ajay Singh Christine A. Slivon Jeffrey and Patrica C. Slovak Charles Smith Jay Smith Annette and Marvin Smith Marc Smoler Jackie Snuttjer‡ Henry So and Joe Senese Raymond Socki‡ Steven and Judith Soria‡ Erin and Michael Soroosh‡ Ben Sosewitz Leslie and Matty Spagat John Spahr William Spears Camillo Speromi Mirja and Ted Haffner Dr. and Mrs. Scott Springer Shantha Sreekanth Diana and Thomas Stamborski Mary Clare and Joseph B. Starshak Peggy Steffy‡ Susan Stein The Steinbachs‡ Michael and Salme Harju Steinberg Steven and Susan Steinmeyer Wallace Stenhouse Kay Stephens Mary Stern Linda Sahagian and Douglas Stewart Jason Stipp and Tate Geborkoff Mr. Nick Stocking Kurt Strand Mr. Gary Strandlund Eric Strickland Nels Stromborg

Yvonne Sutor‡ Kamilla and James Svajgl Michael A. Swafford Linda K. Swift‡ Walter Swiston Ms. Patti Szabo Richard and Anne Taft Bonnie K. Tarry Michael J. Tatak, Esq.‡ Nancy M. and Marc A. Taxman John R. and Catherine Taylor Arthur and Judith Tepfer Ilene Patty and Tom Terpstra Christopher Thiersch Ms. Sue Thompson Tommy Thornton Skip & Eileen Thurnauer Mr. and Mrs. Michael Timmers Ms. Sharlene Toney Jeanne Towns‡ John and Madalyn Traff Michael Trenkmann‡ Barbara Trentham Mr. Michael Treon Carlos Trevino‡ John Tullsen Edward and Edith Turkington David and Mickey Unger Anne Van Wart and Michael Keable Mr. Stephen Vaughn Kathryn Vehe‡ Dr. Michael Viglione‡ Dr. Susan Vineyard‡ Sarah and Kamiar Vossoughi Paul D. Waas Jonathan Wagner‡ Robert and Rose Wagner Margaret Walsh William and Patricia Walsh Brooke and Greg Walters Mark Walters Karen and Herb Wander Carol Warshawsky Laura and Bob Watson‡ Reeve and Waud James and Christine Webb Michael Weiland and Shelley MacGregor Sherrie and Albert Weiss Cary Weldy Karl Wenzel John W. Wheeler Steve and Bonnie Wheeler Matthew White Rebecca White Michele and Ray Whittington Larry and Susan Wikman Barbara Wilder‡

Jon Will and Ada Gugenheim‡ Deborah B. Williams, Ph.D.‡ Margaret and Bob Williams Gary and Modena Wilson‡ Nick and Nancy Wilson Eugene H. Winkler Susan and Bob Wislow Ms. Ann Witting‡ Mr. Patrick Wojtak Ken Wolfe Ms. Sarah Wolff and Mr. Joel Handelman Joe Wolnski and Jane Christino Mr. John Woodcock Brian and Amie Wrubel Mr. John Xenos Stephanie Yancey Dr. Rodney and Susan Yergler‡ Julia and Tom Young‡ Eileen and David Zampa Carolyn Ziebarth Kathy Willhoite and Rodd Zolkos David Zoltan Karen Zupko Stuart PLAYERS ($150-249) Anonymous (43) Linda Loving and Richard Aaronson Steven and Nancy Abraham Richard and Louise Avbrahams Dana Adams Mr. and Mrs. Arthur B. Adler Mr. Ezequiel Agosto Philip and June Aimen Stephanie Aldort‡ Karen and Scott Alexander Barbara and Oscar Alonso‡ Ron Amdur Bradley Anderson Douglas Anderson Linda Anderson Melissa Andrews Jean Arndt Rosemary Crowley and Mort Arnsdorf Ms. Blayr Austin Ms. Audrey Avila Barbara Badger Jennifer Baker‡ Paramita Bandyopadhyay Sanford and Renee Bank Margaret and Kenneth Barnes Sandra Bass Dr. Bruce and Sally Bauer‡ Bill Beach‡ Mr. and Mrs. George Beck

‡Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior acting and risk-taking work.


Individual Contributors Annual Fund Charleen A. Benge Susan R. Benner Mr. Stuart Benzal John and Taru Berg Anne C. Berkeley Laura Berkley Ruth Berns Barbara E. Bevan‡ Robert Bionaz and Karen Christianson Lois and Stanley Birer James and Dorothy Bishop LaDonna and Ed Black John Blackburn and Bill Gilmer James Blackman‡ Dan Bleil Mr. Mark Bloom Frances and Robert Boardman Claudia and John Boatright Fred Boelter Nancy Borders Steven Borkan and Lauren Brown‡ Larry and Margo Bostrom Donald F. Bouseman Andrea Brands Myriam Bransfield, In Memory of John J. Bransfield, Jr. Lisa and Steven Bosco Karen Breen Elia and Louis M. Elia Judith and Harold Bregman Carson Brennan Sarah Brittin‡ Frank Brooksand Andrea Twiss-Brooks‡ Larry and Susan Broutman Beth Brown Carol S. Brown Ms. Kate Brown Nicole Brown Robert and Ilene Brown Susan Buchananand Steve Brown Wade and Kate Buckles David A. Buls John Burcher Javier and Laura Burgos C. Burke The Burman Family Ben Burnett Crystal and Thomas F. Bush Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bushman Richard Butler Linda S. Buyer Toni and Mike Cainkar David and Janna Caldarelli‡ Janet Caldwell Ms. Amy Callahan Marilyn Cantisano and Donald Southworth Raymond B. Carney and Janice Burnham


Sharon Carr Nicholas Carriere‡ Mr. Brent Carstensen Michael Case‡ Susan and Jon Chapman Stephen and Jane Chernof Rajeev Chopra James Christle Ms. Beth Cieminski Maria Cinelli Amy Clark Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Kimberly Clawson‡ Betty Cleeland Neil Clipstone Thomas and Bette Cogan Clarice Cogen Holly and Bert Cohn Amy and Neil Coleman‡ Thomas & Kathleen Coleman Robert and Tammy Colladay‡ John Collins Cheryl and Gary Conley Peter and Judith Connolly‡ Diane R. Cooper Barbara Coriden Harvey and Arlene Coustan Max Freedman and Family‡ Ms. Jennifer Cutshall Heidi Dare Mr. and Mrs. Raphael Davis Mrs. Edith F. De Mar Mary DeCresce Ms. Geralyn L. Delaney Michelle and Christopher DeMent Joy Derwenskus Karen Deschere Katie Devine‡ Donna and Joseph De Vita Mr. and Mrs. Adam DeWitt Elena Dewolfe Stewart and Shari Diamond Harriet and Lou Dicerbo Michael and Melinda Dickler Peter and Elizabeth Dietz Lisa Disch‡ William and Phyllis Dobrin Marisa Doherty Pawel Doloto Ms. Rachel Domaracki Ms. Paige Donaldson Susan V. Downing Michele and George Dragisity Judy and Jerry Drommerhausen Clinton Dunn John and Pat Dyble Wendy Eager Sharon Eiseman Tom and Victoria Eley

Nancy Felton-Elkins and Larry Elkins Ms. Julie Ellafrits‡ David Ellis and Robert Coad John and Mary Empfield Mark and Virginia Erlanson Maurice and Ruth Ettleson Ed Everett Tom and Terry Fallon Demitri and Pamela Fardelos Sue Fearing Jim & Michael Ferstle & Anne Kelly Ms. Elaine Filus Zach Finley Peter Fischer Sara Stern and Ted Fishman‡ Marilyn E. Fites Peter and Catherine McCafferty‡ Lois Flaherty Charlotte and Robert D. Flinn Roberto Flores‡ Mike Folk Ms. Janice Fong David Forrester Pam and Tom Frech Joy Frey‡ Mr. and Mrs. Gary Fridley Bruce and Barbara Friedman Mr. Danny Friedman Herbert C. Friedmann Richard and Lois Fuhrer Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Galinsky Lise Lotte Gammeltoft Dr. and Mrs. Mario Garza Raymond and Patricia Gass Mr. and Mrs. John Gebo Therese Geissler Bob and Mary Gerstein Julianne Getty Norman and Katherine Gharrity Joe Gibbs Hugh and Doris Gilbert The Giles Family Pavi and Amy Gill Ari and Melissa Glass‡ Francis Gleason‡ Anneliese Glick Sue Golan Jaye and John Golanty Sue Goldenberg Karen Goldstein‡ Enid J. Golinkin‡ Dr. Deirdre Dupre and Dr. Robert Golub Pratima Gondipalli Jessica L. Gonzalez Bruce Gorchow and Marie Fioramonti Jason T. Gorczyca Robert Gordon

Individual Contributors Annual Fund Bobby Grant‡ Mr. Peter Grant William and Diane Grant Judy Grasmick Robert M. Green Tara Nussbaum and Alan Greene Michael and Lisa Greenfield Mr. Gilbert C. Greenway Ms. Nicole Griffith Barbara Johanson Grigola Rochelle Grill Merle and Barry Gross Mrs. Katharine C. Gross John Grossman John Gruber Ms. Joanne Gustafson Catherine and Warren Guthrie Ms. Jasmine Guy Steve Anneken MD and Dalia Gvildys MD Beth and Matthew Hafter‡ JIm and Dee Haklin Andrew Halbur Joan Hall‡ Ms. Katy E. Hall Richard Halvorsen‡ Renee Hardt and Scott Moehrke Dr. Robert A. Harris Teddy and Sarah Harris Tom and Joie Harris Tom and Virginia Hartley‡ Richard and Dorothy Harza Amy Hauke Cara and Derrick Hawthorne Steve Hayes and Patricia Olcenica J. Michael and Barbara Heaton Ms. Melissa Hellstern Ms. Katie Henderson Carrie and Marc Henny Joyce K. Herdliska Bluma and Donald Herman Jeffrey and Peggy Herron Russell Herron and Lauren Raphael Lina and Dave Hilko‡ Allen Hill Mr. John Hill Ms. Tyhani Hill andMs. Tyharrie Hill Marc Hilton and Judith Aronson Nancy and Allen Hirschfield Bill and Pat Hitt Thomas Hogan Michelle and Glenn Holland Nina Hollins Grayson Holmbeck and Anne Updegrove Donald and Karen Holmberg David and Suzanne Holmes‡ Susan K. Horn Ina and John Houck

Actor Michael Patrick Thornton poses for a photo with a donor at the Middletown Donor Cast Party

Susan Howard Arthur Howe Peter M. Hsu Christopher & Susan Hultquist Patricia Hunt Barbara Hunter and Cottrell Meadors Patricia Hurley Craig Hurwitz The Hyman Family William and Christine Ieuter David and Beth Inlander Beartriz Iorgulescu Ms. Courtney Irvin Joan Istrate Bernadette Ivers David Iverson Ron and Lizette Jacobson Ben Jafarnia Charles H. James III Linda James John Janda Patricia A. Jiganti Christopher Johnsen Craig and Heidi Johnson Rita and Larry Johnson Laura R. Johnson Sarah A. Jolie‡ Mark and Karla Jones Mr. and Ms. Chad E. Kail Ms. Candice Kane Karen Kane Mr. and Mrs. James Kargman Mr. Matt Karingada Jerry Karlin

Ms. Claudia A. Katz Charles Katzenmeyer Matthew Keller, Jr. Harry Kenny Rita Kerns William Ketchum Katherine and Frank Kinney Maureen Kirby Allan and Sari Kirson Livia and Michael Kiser Michael Klearman and Saralyn Sacks Carol and James Klenk David Klumpp and Gretchen Norman Claire Knapp John Kobza Robert and Janet Kohrman Mark and Jill Kolker Chuck and Wanda Korcz Sharon Korn Jay and Patti Kouba Stanley J. Koziol Anne and Ira J. Kreft Barry and Cheryl Kreiter Amy Krukowski Ken and Janet Kubis Bob Kunio and Libby Roth Ms. Elaine Kurczewski Don and Jude LaCasse Randolph Lam and Britni Tozzi‡ Phil and Helen Lambruschi Ed and Bettine Landon Arlene Lannon Thomas Lariviere‡

Edward and Laverne Larsen Burt Lasko Dr. and Mrs. Jules H. Last Peter and Shirley Dugdale Laundy Mr. Mark Lavin and Mr. Eddie Herbeck William Laytin Bart Lazar Dayna Lee‡ Peggy and Greg Legan‡ Deidre LeMire Neil Lenhoff Marc and Cynthia Levin Susan Levitt Michael N. Levy Gregory Lewis and Mary Strek‡ Robert and Martha Lichter Arlene Lieb Paul Liebenson Mr. Stephen Lieberman Julie and John Linehan Dr. Jeffrey M. Lisowski Ms. Juliana Littlejohn Burton and Nancy Litwin Mark Lococo William Long Sarah Tanzer and Scott Looper David Lowdon Judy and George Lowman Kelly Luchtman‡ Ms. Tamika Lynch Elliott and Miriam Lyon James Maclennan Sandy and Judy Macnab

Alice R. Macy Claude Maechling andCarrie McNally‡ Todd Magazine Martin and Allison Malecki Mindy and Barry Malkin Randi Ragins and Bob Markowski Nancy and Kenneth Marks Douglas Masters and Jane Pence Mark Materna Henry and Peggy Matson Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Matthews Margaret F. May Richard McCaoe Colin McCarthy Mr. Daniel B. McConnell Stacey and Patrick McCusker Tim and Karen McDonald Wilhelmina McGee Laura McGrew Daniel McGuigan Anastasia McGuire The McGuire Sisters Joseph and Agnes McHugh Erin E. McInerney Robert and Lorel McMillan Tom and Adrienne McMullen Derek Meier David and Linda Metschke‡ Chuck and Sylvia Meyers‡ Dean A. Miller and Martha H. Swift Dan and Mary Miller Ron and Pat Miller Sandy and Scott Miller‡

‡Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior acting and risk-taking work.


Individual Contributors Annual Fund Stephen and Kimberley Miller Mr. and Mrs. Richard Minehart Marcus Mintz Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell Nathan Fleming and Abby Mohaupt‡ Brian Weatherford and Steven Montgomery

Katina Panagopoulos Jane Panther Kelly C. and Marshall H. Paquette Megan Parker Audrey and John Paton Mr. Mike Pauletti Dr. Steven and Mimi Binette James and Caroline Pawlak

Jane Rees‡ Diane Reilly Lisa Remby Deborah Rethemeyer and Patricia Locke Mr. Glen Rexing Ms. Joan Richards Bruce A. Richmond

“Supporting Steppenwolf is important to me because Steppenwolf provides a voice for compelling and provocative story telling. Their diverse choice of plays and playwrights stimulates great opportunities for me to be emotionally transformed.” —Cathy Nathan, Steppenwolf supporter since 2002

Arthur Moore Mr. Louis C. Moore Jr. Robert J. Moretti Michelle and Michael Morris Bob and Ileen Morris Ms. Mary Louise H. Morrison Natalie Moskovich and Allon Katz Karen Mouscher Greg and Colleen Moyer Dr. Martin Mozes and Mrs. Chava Mozes‡ John and Jo Muchmore James and Jean Murphy Mary Ellen Murphy Roberta and Herb Nechin Charlotte Newfeld Mark and Maggie Nichter‡ Scott Nickell and Brenda Crank‡ David Ellis and Hope Nightingale Mark Noethen‡ The Nuzzos Mary Pat O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. Julian Oettinger Patrick O’Harris Colleen M. O’Leary Mr. Erik Olson and Ms. Tamara Wolski Daniel and Laura O’Neill Paul Oostenbrug and Dr. Jeremiah Kelly Peter and Alanne Ori Margie and Derk Osenberg Pilar Ossorio Noelle Osterbur Sandra and Mark Ostler Patrick and Eileen O’Sullivan Richard Otto and Jennifer Mueller Brian A. Paetow and Gretchen K. Beetner Mr. and Mrs. Pajakowski


Denny and Kay Pearson Caroline Pearson‡ Andre and Julie Pernet Raymond and Alice Perry David and Lindsey Peters Tim Peterson Linda S. Piccolo David M. Pierce Christine Pilat Chrystin and Lonnie Pleasants Pamela Plehn Hannah and Grace Sussman Podolsky Family Foundation Ellen Pomes Stephen Porvin‡ Sally Potapenko Mrs. Chad Potter Kirsten and James Potter Thomas M. Power Carrie and Michael Powers‡ Dr. Jean E. Prebis Karen Price‡ Mr. and Mrs. William B. Prugh Lynn and Clayton Pruitt Mr. John Puma Gail Purkey and Dave Konkol Dave and Darby Putman Mark Pyburn Laura Quayle Ms. Carryn Quibell Renee Quimby and Robert Rowe Bill and Rita Quinn Dr. John Quinn and DDS Judy Quinn Karen and Mark Quinn Walter Radloff Richard Ralph Jonathan Ramos Mr. and Mrs. Josh Rauh Irene and Alan Redman

Dean Ricker Ed and Suzette Rickert Sandi Riggs Dr. Edward O. Riley Joanna Riopelle The Ripley Family Mr. Michael Risinger Bill and Deborah Roberts Ms. Liz Roberts Stephen and Caryn Robin Sandra and Jeffrey Rochman Mr. Bruce Rodman Susan W. Rogaliner Deborah Rogers Peter Rogers Sherman and Sarene Rosen Michael Rosenberg Mrs. Linda Rosenblum and Mr. Steven Swiryn Mr. and Mrs. B. Rosenstein Michael and Erin Lavelle Robert and Sue Ross‡ Chuck and Peg Rowe Nathan Rowlett Helen and Marc Rubenstein Brian Ruggiero Gregory and Sheila Russell Van and Sue Salmans Dr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Salter Donna Salvatore‡ Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sandoval Robert and Mary Ann Savard‡ Susan Schaffrath & Jim Lindholm Susan Tobias and Alan Shapiro Marie-Claude Schauer Bernice Elbin and Seymour Schiff The Schirato Family Edward, Emily and David Schlag Rose Schmidt‡ Elizabeth Schornak

Individual Contributors Annual Fund Robert I. Schwartz Susan J. Schwartz Thomas and Marry Ellen Scott Elizabeth G. Selmier Leslie Shad Surendra and Dorothie Shah Justin A. Shaltz David Shanahan Kay Shannon Ms. Shelly N. Shannon Arthur M. Shapiro Jeffrey S. Sharp and Elizabeth D. Sharp Elizabeth and William Sharpe‡ Dr. Mitchell andSharon Sheinkop Kathryn Shenk Cheryl and Philip Sheridan‡ Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sheridan Mr. Tom Sherman and Ms. Amy Perry Stephen Shoemaker David S. Shook Mr. and Mrs. William Shorey‡ Bradley and Ellen Shorser Gina Shropshire Ellen and Richared Shubart Ms. Joan Siavelis Evan Siegel Eric and Sabrina Sigg Judy Silverman‡ Katherine Silvey‡ Ilene Simmons Teresa and Bob Simmons Elbert Singleton‡ Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sinise Jonathan and Elizabeth Sion Ellen Mrazek and Daniel Slattery Hugh and Becky Smart Suzanna and Kraig Smiegowski Margaret Snow John Sowinski Mr. James C. Sparks Curtis Spears Sharon Specht Joan Spedale Joseph Spellman William E. Spencer and Family Nicholas and Elizabeth Speziale Stephen Spigel and Diana Williams Rebecca Stanfield Bryon C. Stanislaw Ms. Sarah Stec Mr. and Mrs. William Steinmetz Mr. Troy Stewart Michael Stogdill Katherine Gould Straight Robert and Mary Strezewski‡ Mr. Jeffrey Stroebel Jennifer Strople Ms. Jennifer Stuart Mr. Larry Stuckey

Sidney Summey and Melissa Cox Delyonia Sutton Mr. Mike Swafford Sara Swift Tiffany Taft Gail and Patrick Tagney‡ Ms. Sarah Tarpy Mark Taylor Mr. Martin Telfer Juanita S. Temple Cheryl Thaxton Alex Theo Charles R. Thomas Jacare Thomas Jim and Barbara Mr. Karleton Thomas Floyd Thompson Kenneth Thompson Rich Thoroe John Tilford Anne and Bill Tobey Richard Tobiason

David Eldon Toombs Carol D. Trapp The Trzcinski family Susan D. Tuteur William Udovich Gretchen Vacendak Virginia Vale Michael Van Zalingen Peter and Lilian Vardy Thomas and Kathryn Vargish Ms. Colleen Wade Mrs. Jimmye Wade Eugenia Wainwright‡ Alice and Charles Walker John Ward Ms. Candice Warltiar Deborah and Neil Warner‡ Sandra Wolsfeld Warner Gwenyth B. Warton Susanjane Watson Betsy Shaw Weiner Kimberly Weiner

Keren and Gregory Weiss Karen Weiss Charles and Lynn Werner Kathleen and John Westberg Adam and Jamie Weyeneth Steve and Bonnie Wheeler Esther White and Mindy Terrell Brooke and Ted Whittemore Dot and Dan Whittenberger Meghan Whitworth Harry and Geri Jender-Wildfeuer Greta Wiley Flory Ward Wilson Fredlyn Wilson Ms. MJ Witt Peter Tortorello and Bob Wolf Drs. Toni and Steven Wolf Andrew and Janelle Wood Richard Woodbury Joyce Woods Patrick Woods Richard and Mary Woods

Nicala Carter-Woolfolk‡ Dr. Anne H. Wright Mr. Andrew Yang Mary B. and James B. Young Mr. Clifford Yuknis Beverly and Arnold Yusim David A. Zarembka and Bradley D. Burke Ed and Lisa Zeitler Mr. and Mrs. Marc Zeman David and Teresa Zembower Dan Zenisek Daniel Ziembo and Nancy Cook Barbe and Bill Zillman Tighe Zimmers Bob and Janice Tonoko Zurawski

Individual Contributors Auxiliary Council Comprised of over 100 Young Professionals, Steppenwolf’s Auxiliary Council works each season to raise funds for the Steppenwolf for Young Adults Programs. We salute the governing members for giving generously of their time and resources. Contact Kaleigh Lockhart at 312-654-5681 or to become an Auxiliary Council member today. Executive Committee Francis C. Sadac

Alex Tenorio Steven N. Wayland David Zoltan


Seth B. Krantz


Vice President

Michael Andrews Natalie M. Baumann Alexandra Carlson Justin Casciola Steve Collens Chanel Coney Melissa Dalrymple Dianna L. Di Iorio Aileen Furlong Frank Galioto John Gekas Lydia Glowaty Eric Gravengaard Liza Gravengaard Stacie Hartman Kenneth Hoffman Adam Keats Renee Keats Andrew Keyt Amy Korin Anne Lanser

Heather D. Erickson Secretary

Philip S. Chang Treasurer

Nancy Schumacher Immediate Past President

Stephanie F. Linn Directors Circle Liaison

Marisa Bryce Founding Officer

Nora Daley Founding Officer

Kristopher J. Anderson Bryce Cooper Joel Cornfeld Danny Cox Kim Davis Stephen George Conery Hoffmann Colin Stalnecker


Lee Litas Maria Manhart Kimberly Masius Carrie Neill Jeremy Nepomuceno Clarisse Perrette Brett Plyler Nathan Popkins Laura Schalekamp Dina Searle Lara Shackelford Matthew Summy Mike Swafford Frank Trocchio

Associates Stephanie Ailor Melissa Andrews Courtney Bass Kate Brown Nicole Brown Sharyn M. Castle Angela Donaldson Nina Esshaki Sean Finn Edward Fluet

Benjamin R. Forgan Amy George Tara Gillespie Jason Gorczyca Jasmine Guy Reginald Guy Mary Hakken-Phillips Olayinka Hassan Stanley Hill Gail Hoffman Kathleen Hogan Lisa Iverson Latoya James Diane Kerr Anne Kletzker Travis Leiser Alex Levine James Miles-Polka Noelle Osterbur Joseph Phillips Rissa Reddan Genita Robinson Sarah Ruby Teri Rys-Maki Emily Semmelman Joe Senese

Henry So Joe Senese Jennifer Strople Jennifer Stuart Marissa Thompson Rich Thoroe Shana Vitek Matthew White Jessica Young Katie Summy

Individual Contributors Honor and Memorial Gifts By making an honorary or memorial gift to Steppenwolf Theatre Company over the past year, the following individuals celebrated a special occasion or paid tribute to a loved one. Make an honorary gift by contacting Eric Evenskaas at 312-654-5615 or In Honor of Polly Carl, Whitney Dibo and Kimberly Senior Richard Hutner and Lena Motev In Honor of Nora Daley Shawn M. Donnelley Marko Iglendza Dia and Ed Weil Neal Zucker

In Honor of Sandy Karuschak Charles Katzenmeyer

In Honor of Anne Shropshire Hyde Gina Shropshire

In Honor of Annie M. Lebedoff Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Head

In Memory of Guy Adkins Mark Lococo Ernest Rients

In Honor of Moira L. MacDonald Joyce and John MacDonald

In Memory of Mickey Arkin Shirley and Frederick Richter

In Honor of Greg Desmond John Burcher

In Honor of Jan Melk Richard and Katie Gottfred

In Memory of John J. Bransfield, Jr. Myriam L. Bransfield

In Honor of Kelly Ford Scott Whiteley Carter

In Honor of James Vincent Meredith Esther Gross

In Memory of Merville Lee Brown, Jr. Carol S. Brown

In Honor of Merle Reskin Geoffrey and Susan Grossman

In Memory of Ian Giles Pete and Diana Arsenault

In Honor of Bruce Sagan Jack and Sandra Guthman

In Memory of Jerry Horton Nehl and Katie Horton

In Honor of David and Susan Kalt and Eric and Liz Lefkofsky Laura and Scott Eisen Stacy and Peter Lindau

In Memory of Walter Kulikowski Linda Kulikowski In Memory of Fred Lifton Livia and Michael Kiser In Memory of Nan Lipstein Cathy Nathan In Memory of Abby S. Magdovitz-Wasserman Dr. David Wasserman In Memory of Michael Maggio Sandra Gidley In Memory of Sharon Muraka Cary Weldy

Grey Goose – World’s Best Tasting Vodka Halls Rental John Hart: Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Jon Michael Hill HMS Media The James Hotel David Kalt Neringa Kardelyte Terry Kinney Donna La Pietra Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Limelight John Mahoney Microsoft Corporation

Sandro Miller Amy Morton Lucas Neff Ogilvy & Mather, Inc. David Pisor Martha Plimpton POP Red Star Printing Riviera Chris Rock Pat Sansone Sara Lee Corporation Schiff Hardin LLP Anna D. Shapiro Shure Incorporated Gary Sinise Sono Wood-Fired



Steppenwolf salutes the following individuals and organizations who donated significant goods and/or services. Crain Communications Inc. Michael Davis: Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Garret Dillahunt Edge Audio Elysian Hotel Chicago Epoch Floral Event Creative Fox’s Raising Hope Food for Thought Frontera Grill Frost Lighting Frank Galati Goose Island Brewery


In Memory of Diana Kates Leslie Kates

Individual Contributors In-Kind Contributors

AlphaGraphics Alana Arenas ARK Restaurant Group Chef Rick Bayless Leonard Becker, Attorney at Law BOKA Bryant Park Grill Catering Chocolate CBS’s The Good Wife Josh Charles The Chicago Cubs Chicago Magazine Chicago Music Exchange ClientFirst Consulting Group


Jon Stirratt Theatre Development Fund Structured Development The Talbott Hotel Tamari Wines Tasty Catering Time Out Chicago Tipsycake Topiarius David Turner Photography United Airlines Vinci Whole Foods









Hailed as “intense and exciting” by The New York Times, Red is a startling snapshot of Mark Rothko, a brilliant artist, at the height of his fame.

Eugene O’Neill’s towering masterpiece becomes a oncein-a-lifetime theatrical event, featuring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy.




Please note that gifts listed above reflect contributions made as of 6/23/2011. Every effort is made to ensure that the information included in our program is accurate.  If you have a question about your recognition or wish to alter your listing, please call the Individual Giving Department at 312-654-5615.


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Accessibility at Steppenwolf



Committed to providing services and programming that enhance the experience of guests with disabilities, Steppenwolf is proud to feature:

• Audio-described performances, artistic conversations and touch tours of the stage for guests who are blind or visually-impaired. • Guides dedicated to assisting patrons during audio-described performances. • Complimentary playbills in Braille, large print and audio formats. • Sign language-interpreted and open-captioned performances for guests who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. • Captioning for all online videos created for the 2011/12 season. • Volunteers who use sign language to greet the audience at sign-interpreted performances. • Assistive listening devices in our Downstairs and Upstairs Theatres. • Wheelchair accessible seats and restrooms in all of our theatres. Would you like to utilize or learn more about these services? Audience Services 312-335-1650 TTY 312-335-3830 E-mail Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen assists Albeta O’Shauhnessy and George Hedges, subscribers who are visually-impaired, during the touch tour for Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Steppenwolf Customer Service Tips Driving to the Theatre? Rather than arriving to discover that our garage has reached capacity (which can happen during busy performances), please enter the Steppenwolf Parking Hotline (312-335-1774) into your cell phone and call us when you’re a few minutes away from the theatre – we’ll tell you if there’s still space available in our facility, or suggest the most convenient alternative. Spending your intermission in line at the bar? Enjoy the entire break by ordering and paying for your intermission refreshments before the show. When you exit the theatre at the end of the first act, your drinks will be waiting for you. Need restaurant information or the score of the ballgame? Please visit our book shop and information desk at the south end of the main floor lobby

Hailing a cab after the play? This is typically an easy affair—Halsted is a busy street and sees a fair amount of taxi traffic. If you’d like assistance hailing a cab or calling a company, though, just ask a member of the house staff —we’re happy to help. Lost or Found? Onsite? Please check in with a member of the house staff. Already left? Call the Front of House office at 312-932-2445. Want to provide feedback? Your input is always valuable to us and has several avenues. Have an opinion about the play or artistic content? Stick around for the post-show discussion featured after every performance, fill out the 60-Second Survey inserted in this program or visit the Steppenwolf blog at Have a comment about your overall experience at the theatre? Please ask us for a customer service form to fill out, or e-mail us at

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Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager. The theater reserves the right to limit admission of children under the age of six. The taking of photographs and the use of any type of recording device is not allowed in the theater during performances and is a violation of state and federal copyright laws. Digital media will be deleted, and tape or film will be confiscated.

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