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4 Welcome to Domesticated
Letter from Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro
10 Rehearsal Photos 12 Bios 20 The Sexual Mysteries of the Animal Kingdom
By Greta Honold & Brian Balcom Illustrations by Donovan Foote
A conversation with Aaron Carter and Bruce Norris C
Anna Brenner Aaron Carter Evan Hatfield Greta Honold Madeline Long Joel Moorman Anna D. Shapiro
Ensemble Member Tom Irwin
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PATTI LuPONE Bruce Norris has been writing plays for Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1995, when he was asked to be a part of the first New Plays Lab, our commissioning program for early-career playwrights. Since then, he has gone on to write some of Steppenwolf’s most memorable plays, including The Infidel, Purple Heart, The Pain and the Itch, A Parallelogram and the Pulitzer Prizewinning Clybourne Park. Norris’s reputation as a satirist/provocateur has grown exponentially and he continues to be commissioned by theater companies both in the United States and the U.K. Domesticated marks his 9th production here and his first as a director.
IS HELENA RUBINSTEIN
IS ELIZABETH ARDEN
It has been my distinct pleasure to partner with Bruce many times, nine actually, both here at Steppenwolf and in New York and our work together, for me, has been some of the most rewarding of my professional life. Our long-standing partnership has necessitated many instances of my both speaking for him and about him. This discussion, not unlike Bruce’s own when he writes, is never not complex: as enjoyable as it is dangerous and as dynamic as it is exacting. Bruce’s work, always a volatile cocktail of the political and the personal, engages both its makers and its watchers in the essential arguments of our own contradictory (usually) modern existence. We are asked to be truthful in the face of our own collusion in not just the often-times miserable conditions in which we find ourselves but also in the state of the world in which we, and others not like us, live. In Domesticated, Bruce casts this same unerring eye on the politics of marriage and the biology of attachment. Beginning with the now-iconic image of a fallen politician making his public mea culpa alongside his long-suffering wife, the play exposes how the societal contracts we make, when not reconciled with the truth of who we are, will inevitably collide with that given nature and force us time and again into battle with one another and ourselves. Perhaps not surprisingly, Bruce’s reputation as a literary troublemaker and a macabre social scientist suits this gender-study perfectly, although for me, the play beautifully exposes him as less taken with what separates us and more interested in what we actually share—even if all that is how misunderstood we feel.
A WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL ABOUT TWO LEGENDARY BUSINESS TITANS— AND THEIR INFAMOUS RIVALRY.
I always have a deep sense of personal pride when I get to share a Bruce Norris play with an audience. It is, however, a distinct honor to help bring one home. Anna D. Shapiro Artistic Director
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Domesticated Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents
Written and directed by ensemble member Bruce
Steppenwolf Salutes the Sponsors of Domesticated Individual Production Sponsors Julie and Roger Baskes Bill and Orli Staley Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior Holly and Matt Maloney Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Phil and Mary Beth Canfield Scott Etzler with West Corporation Endowment Sponsors Hope Abelson Fund for New Play Development Douglas R. Brown Playwright/Director Endowment Fund ComEd is the 2015/16 Season Lighting Sponsor
Featuring Jeannie Affelder Kona N. Burks Emily Chang Esteban Andres Cruz* Mary Beth Fisher* Meighan Gerachis* Rae Gray* Tom Irwin†* Beth Lacke* Mildred Marie Langford* Melanie Neilan* Rosa SanMarchi Meg Thalken* Karen Janes Woditsch*
Production Todd Rosenthal+ Scenic Design Jenny Mannis+ Costume Design Ann G. Wrightson+ Lighting Design Rick Sims Sound Design Jeff Sugg+ Projection Design Penny Lane Studios Wig and Hair Design Aaron Carter Artistic Producer Jessamyn Fuller Casting Laura D. Glenn* Stage Manager Christine D. Freeburg* Assistant Stage Manager (November 3 – December 20) Brian Maschka* Assistant Stage Manager (December 22 – February 3)
Originally commissioned and produced by Lincoln Center Theater in 2013, New York CIty. Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for nonprofit professional theater.
† 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.
Cast and Contributors Cast (in alphabetical order)
Jeannie Affelder Ensemble Kona N. Burks Ensemble Emily Chang Cassidy Esteban Andres Cruz* Woman in Bar Mary Beth Fisher* Judy Meighan Gerachis* Pilar, Judge, EMT, Hostess, Principal, Woman in Veil, Make-up Woman Laura D. Glenn* Voice of Erica Rae Gray* Bartender, Becky, Stage Manager, Tour Guide, Waitress (Bar), Waitress (Ice Cream Parlor), Orderly Tom Irwin†* Bill Beth Lacke* Bobbie Mildred Marie Langford* A.D.A., Talk Show Host, Cop, Translator Melanie Neilan* Casey Rosa SanMarchi Ensemble Meg Thalken* Ed, Shrink, Pat, Rich Woman at Party Karen Janes Woditsch* Jackie, Patient, Woman in Bathrobe, Caterer
Lauren Shouse Assistant Director Brian Balcom Research Associate Michelle E. Benda Assistant Lighting Designer Joseph A. Burke Programmer Zoe Shiffrin Assistant Charge Artist Andrew Lex Additional Properties AJ Burkart, Ryan Luwe and Mark Vinson Additional Carpentry Ivy Reid and Vanessa Rundle Running Crew Cambra Overend Consultant Katie Creeggan Stage Management Apprentice Alka Nayyar Urdu Translator & Coach
Understudies (in alphabetical order) Jeannie Affelder Ed, Shrink, Pat, Rich Woman at Party, Jackie, Patient, Woman in Bathrobe, Caterer Linnea “Gracie” Bowser Cassidy Hayley Burgess Bartender, Becky, Stage Manager, Tour Guide, Waitress (Bar), Waitress (Ice Cream Parlor), Orderly, Casey Kona N. Burks A.D.A., Talk Show Host, Cop, Translator Armand Fields Woman in Bar Guy Massey* Bill Stephanie Monday Judy Rosa SanMarchi Pilar, Judge, EMT, Hostess, Principal, Woman in Veil, Make-up Woman, Bobbie
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Special Thanks for East of Eden: Penny Lane Studios (Hair & Wig Design) and Nan Zabriskie (Makeup Design) † 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.
Upcoming shows in the 2015/16 season:
The fascinating, funny and moving winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
By Annie Baker Directed by Dexter Bullard
February 4 – May 8, 2016
A world premiere production from the author and director of August: Osage County
Mary Page Marlowe
By ensemble member Tracy Letts Directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro
March 31 – May 29, 2016
The winner of the 2015 Pulitzer is a rowdy, unpredictable and entertaining black comedy
Between Riverside and Crazy
Commissioned by the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, with support from Sandra and Jack Guthman through the Imagine Campaign.
By Stephen Adly Guirgis Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov
June 23 – August 21, 2016
Domesticated in rehearsal Photography by Joel Moorman
Cast member Rae Gray
Cast member Mildred Marie Langford and Meighan Gerachis
Cast members Tom Irwin*, Beth Lacke and Mary Beth Fisher
Cast member Esteban Andres Cruz
Cast member Melanie Neilan
Cast member Emily Chang
Cast member Meighan Gerachis
Cast members Mary Beth Fisher and Beth Lacke with director Bruce Norris* and Tom Irwin*
*Steppenwolf ensemble member
Cast members Meg Thalken and Mary ENSEMBLE Beth Fisher MEMBER ALANA ARENAS
Cast member Mary Beth Fisher
Cast member Beth Lacke with director Bruce Norris*
Domesticated Bios Jeannie Affelder
(Ensemble) is excited to be on stage at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She recently played Katherine in A Perfect Ganesh (Eclipse Theatre Company); and has originated roles in two premiere productions: Simone Beck in William Brown and Doug Frew’s To Master the Art (TimeLine Theatre Company/Broadway in Chicago); and Lucy in Linda Barry’s The Good Times Are Killing Me (City Lit Theater). She has appeared on stage throughout Chicago, including in Heartbreak House (Writers Theatre); Unnecessary Farce (First Folio Theatre); Angel Street (Court Theatre); and on screen in Chicago PD, Sirens and The Onion. “She thanks her teachers and her family, always.” jeannieaffelder.com.
Kona N. Burks (Ensemble) is excited to work at Steppenwolf Theatre Company once again, where she last understudied for Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ production of How Long Will I Cry? Other Chicago credits include Heaven, How I Got Here (Provision Theater); Good People (Redtwist Theatre); Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (Prologue Theatre Company at Steppenwolf ’s Garage Rep); Small (Open Door Repertory Company); Intimate Apparel, Crumbs From The Table of Joy (Illinois Theatre Center); Levi James, The Trip, and A Fool Such As I (eta Creative Arts Foundation). Kona is a member of SAG-AFTRA. She attended The School at Steppenwolf in 2012, holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign and her M.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mary Beth Fisher (Judy)
Emily Chang (Cassidy) is thrilled to make her Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut. She recently appeared in Seussical (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Other favorite credits include Annie (Highland Park Players); A Little Princess, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Into the Woods (ATC Repertory Company). Emily enjoys performing in theatre and choir at her high school, where she is a sophomore. “Special gratitude to Steppenwolf, Carole and Janet at the Actors Training Center, and her high school for making this wonderful opportunity possible. Endless thanks to her family for their love and support.” Esteban Andres Cruz
(Woman in Bar) is thrilled to be making his Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut. Chicago credits include A Streetcar Named Desire (Writers Theatre); Easy Six, Hey! Dancin! (Factory Theater); RENT (American Theater Company); A Big Blue Nail (Victory Gardens Theater); Mad Dancers (Piven Theatre Workshop); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lyric Opera of Chicago); and Jesus Hopped the A Train (Raven Theatre, Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role). Regionally: Oklahoma! (Theatre at the Center); Clown Bar (Pasadena Playhouse); The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Cygnet Theatre); and Support Group for Men (Ojai Playwrights Festival). Film: A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, Spa Night and Valley of Bones. TV: Awkward, You’re the Worst, Chicago Fire, The Bridge and Idiotsitter. “Thanks to my family, Sacred Fools (Los Angeles) and The Factory (Chicago)… to Jimmy, Denny, Marian, Roxy Wood, Calpernia Addams, Honey West and my hero Alexandra Billings.”
has appeared at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Dresser, and The Memory of Water. Chicago credits include: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, The Little Foxes, Luna Gale, God of Carnage, The Seagull, The Clean House (Goodman Theatre); White Guy on the Bus (Northlight Theatre); Three Tall Women, The Year of Magical Thinking (Jeff Award, Court Theatre); The Laramie Project and Little Dog Laughed (About Face Theatre). NY credits include: Frank’s Home (Playwrights’ Horizons); Boy Gets Girl (Drama League Honoree, Drama Desk and Lucile Lortel nominations), The Radical Mystique (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Night of the Iguana (Roundabout Theatre Company); and Extremities (Westside Arts). Regional credits include the West Coast Premiere of Luna Gale (Kirk Douglas Theatre) and the World Premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth (Yale and Berkeley Rep). TV/Film credits include Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago Code, Without a Trace, Numb3rs, Profiler, Prison Break, NYPD Blue, Dragonfly and Trauma.
(Pilar, Judge, EMT, Hostess, Principal, Woman in Veil, Make-up Woman) is delighted to be at Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she has performed in Our Town and The House on Mango Street for Steppenwolf for Young Adults. Other Chicago credits include Measure for Measure (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Cloud Nine (About Face Theatre); Cigarettes and Moby Dick, Che Che Che (Latino Chicago Theater Company); The Underpants (Noble Fool); and The Road to Graceland (Lifeline Theatre). She is a member of Rivendell Theatre Ensemble where she was seen in Precious Little, The Walls, Elliot: A Soldier’s Fugue, Indulgences at the Louisville Harem,
Factory Girls, My Simple City, Wrens and Ten Tiny Fingers, Nine Tiny Toes. Regional credits include Elliot; A Soldier’s Fugue (Stageworks/ Hudson); and Don Juan Comes Back from the War (Contact Theatre, Manchester, UK). Film: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, At Any Price, Virginia. Television: Crisis (NBC), Sirens (USA), Chicago PD (NBC) and Battleground (Hulu).
Rae Gray (Bartender, Becky, Stage Manager, Tour Guide, Waitress (Bar), Waitress (Ice Cream Parlor), Orderly) is thrilled to be back at Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she appeared in Slowgirl (and its transfer to the Geffen Playhouse), The Book Thief, and Wedding Band. Broadway: The Real Thing (Roundabout Theatre Company). Chicago: The Little Foxes, A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre); The Real Thing (Writers Theatre); Circle Mirror Transformation (Victory Gardens Theater); The North China Lover (Lookingglass Theatre); Sunday in the Park with George (Ravinia Festival); Inherit the Wind (Northlight Theatre); The Crucible, Cry of Players (TimeLine Theatre Company); Oliver, State Fair (The Marriott Theatre); and Meet Me in St. Louis (Drury Lane Theatre). TV/Film: Boardwalk Empire, Grace and Frankie, CSI: Cyber, Shameless, Chicago Fire, Betrayal, and Dismissed. Rae is a graduate of the University of Chicago. Tom Irwin (Bill), a member
of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble since 1979, has been involved in over 50 productions with the company as either an actor or director. Acting highlights with Steppenwolf include the The Grapes of Wrath (also La Jolla and The Royal National Theatre London), Balm in Gilead (also OffBroadway), My Thing of Love (also Broadway), The Homecoming, Three Sisters, Tracers, Hedda Gabler, Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Seafarer (also Bios 13
Geffen Playhouse) and the Bruce Norris plays We All Went Down To Amsterdam and most recently A Parallelogram (also Mark Taper Forum). He was in Up For Grabs with Madonna (Wyndham’s Theatre London); Misha’s Party (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Fiction (Roundabout Theatre Company); New England (Manhattan Theatre Club); Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt and Lyle Lovett and Pyrenees (Kirk Douglas Theatre). In addition to his many television guest star appearances and movies, his film and television credits include Mr. Jones, Deceived, Midnight Run, 21 Grams, Marley and Me, My Life and Times, My So-Called Life, Related, Saving Grace, Chasing Life and he is about to start shooting the fourth season of Devious Maids (Lifetime).
Beth Lacke (Bobbie) is
thrilled to be working at Steppenwolf Theatre Company again. Chicago credits include: God of Carnage (Goodman Theatre); Big Lake, Big City (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Man From Nebraska (Steppenwolf ); as well as various productions throughout the city including The Life and Times of Tulsa Lovechild: A Road Trip (Collaboraction Theatre Company), for which she won a Jeff Citation for her performance as Miss Nebraska. Beth has also worked on several television shows including BLACK-ISH, Mike and Molly, How I Met Your Mother, Chicago P.D., Work It and Happy Hour. Beth received her BFA in Acting from DePaul University.
Mildred Marie Langford
(A.D.A., Talk Show Host, Cop, Translator) is so grateful to be back at Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she was last seen in VENUS, The Twins Would Like To Say and The Crucible, as well as the Steppenwolf for Young Adults recent production of Animal Farm. Other Chicago credits include: The Royale (American Theatre Company); Luck 14 Bios
of the Irish, The Overwhelming (Next Theatre Company); A Raisin in the Sun, My Kind of Town, In Darfur (TimeLine Theatre Company); The Three Musketeers, 13Clocks (Lifeline Theatre); A Raisin in the Sun (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); FAILURE: A Love Story (Victory Gardens Theater); Freshly Fallen Snow (Chicago Dramatists); SINBAD: The Untold Tale (Adventure Stage Chicago); and A Civil War Christmas (Northlight Theatre). TV credit: BOSS. “Continued THANK YOUS to friends, family and the Grossman & Jack Talent Team for all your support.”
Melanie Neilan (Casey) is honored to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where she previously was in Russian Transport. In film, she recently appeared in Stephen Cone’s coming of age film Henry Gambles Birthday Party (Cone Arts), which screened at the 2015 Chicago International Film Festival. Additional Chicago theatre credits include The Iliad, Now is the Time (A Red Orchid Theatre); as well as When I Was (Chopin Theatre). Currently based in Los Angeles, Melanie is dancing with West Side Ballet, further pursuing Film/TV and majoring in Mathematics in her spare time. Rosa SanMarchi
(Ensemble) is thrilled to be appearing in Domesticated, her first Steppenwolf Theatre Company production. Prior to moving to Chicago, she acted in both her hometown of Phoenix and in Los Angeles. Rosa is a proud 2015 School at Steppenwolf graduate, a member of SAG-AFTRA and is represented by Grossman & Jack Talent. “She is grateful to her husband for his endless love and support and the whole Domesticated team for this opportunity.” rosasanmarchi.com
Meg Thalken (Ed, Shrink, Pat, Rich Woman at Party) is thrilled to be making her Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut. Chicago credits include: I Am Going To Change The World (Chicago Dramatists); Rapture, Blister, Burn (US/Goodman Theatre); The Metal Children (Next Theatre Company); A Guide for the Perplexed, Four Places, Hanging Fire, Symmetry, Winter, Voice of Good Hope, A View of the Dome, Working Magic, Cahoots, Stillwaters, The Long Awaited (Victory Gardens Theater); Don Juan In Hell (Northlight Theatre); The Heidi Chronicles (Halsted Theatre Centre); and Bagtime (Wisdom Bridge). TV Credits: Chicago Fire, Detroit 187, ER, What About Joan, EZ Streets, Chicago Hope, Turks, Early Edition, The Untouchables, Jack & Mike and Chicago Story. Film Credits: Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party, The Secret Santa, Bad Johnson, Hannah Free, Check Please, The Company, US Marshal, A Family Thing, The Babe, Poltergeist III and Class. Karen Janes Woditsch
(Jackie, Patient, Woman in Bathrobe, Caterer) is thrilled to be making her Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut. Chicago credits: Doubt, Yellow Moon, Heartbreak House, Do The Hustle, Othello (After Dark Award), among others (Writers Theatre); Rapture, Blister, Burn, A Christmas Carol, Crumbs From the Table of Joy (Goodman Theatre); M Butterfly (Court Theatre); To Master the Art (TimeLine Theatre Company - Broadway Playhouse - Jeff Nomination Principle Actress); and work at Northlight Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theater among others. Regional credits: eight seasons at Peninsula Players Theatre and a summer with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. TV credits: Chicago PD, Runner and Crisis. Film credits: Bad Johnson and American Fable.
Bruce Norris (Playwright, Director) has been a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member since 2014. He is the author of Domesticated, which was commissioned by Lincoln Center and premiered there in November 2013. Earlier in 2013 the Royal Court premiered The Low Road in London. His play, Clybourne Park, won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2012, the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards (London) for Best Play, 2011 and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 2011. Other plays include The Infidel (2000), Purple Heart (2002), We All Went Down to Amsterdam (2003), The Pain and the Itch (2004), The Unmentionables (2006) and A Parallelogram (2010), all of which had their premieres at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His work has also been seen at Playwrights Horizons (New York), Royal Court Theatre (London), Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles), Woolly Mammoth Theatre (Washington, D.C.), Staatstheater Mainz (Germany) and the Galway Festival (Ireland), among others. He is the recipient of the Steinberg Playwright Award (2009) and The Whiting Foundation Prize for Drama (2006) as well as two Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago) for Best New Work. He lives in New York. Todd Rosenthal (Scenic Design) has
designed 30 Steppenwolf Theatre Company productions. His Broadway credits include August: Osage County (Tony Award: Best Scenic Design), The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Tony Nomination), Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Of Mice and Men and This Is Our Youth. Off Broadway, he has designed Nice Fish (St. Ann’s Warehouse); Red Light Winter (Barrow Street Theatre); Domesticated (Lincoln Center); and The Qualms (Playwrights Horizons). He has also designed six productions with Big Apple Circus. Internationally, he has worked at National Theatre, London; Sydney Theatre, Australia; Bios 15
Theatre Royal, Ireland. Domestic credits include Goodman Theatre (artistic partner), Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, ART, Berkeley Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and many others. He has designed museum exhibitions including Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition and The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. His other awards include Olivier, Helen Hayes, Ovation, Jeff and Michael Merritt. He is a professor at Northwestern University and a graduate of Yale Drama.
Jenny Mannis (Costume Design) is thrilled
to be working at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Her Chicago credits include Teddy Ferarra, Venus in Fur, The World of Extreme Happiness, The Little Foxes (Goodman Theatre); Marjorie Prime, Isaac’s Eye, Days Like Today (Writers Theatre); and Blood and Gifts (TimeLine Theatre Company). In New York, she has designed at MTC, Second Stage, MCC, Atlantic, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, Primary Stages, Play Company and Juilliard. Her regional credits include work at Guthrie Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, Old Globe, Huntington, Hartford Theater Works, Barrington Stage, Two Rivers, Studio Theatre, Williamstown, Bay Street and Yale Repertory. Her film credits include Beloved (Elevation Filmworks) and All Saints Day (Washington Square Films). She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama (Lerman Fellowship in Design). She has been nominated for Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards. Her upcoming projects include Bruise Easy (American Theatre Company); The Matchmaker (Goodman Theatre) and Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody (Writers Theatre). jennymannis.com
Ann G. Wrightson (Lighting Design) is
pleased to be back at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Some past designs here are Up, August: Osage County, Intimate Apparel and Man from Nebraska. She designed the 16 Bios
Broadway production of Souvenir and was a Tony nominee for the Tony Award-winning August: Osage County, which she designed for Broadway, London, Sydney and the National Tour. Recent projects include Good People (Geva Theatre); Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Clybourne Park (Cleveland Play House). She designs extensively in regional theatres including Denver Theatre Center, Yale Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company and ten seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her awards include a 2009 IRNE Award for Fences (Best Lighting Design, Huntington Theatre Company) and a 2014 PAMTA Award for Fiddler on the Roof (Portland Center Stage).
Rick Sims (Sound Design) has designed sound
for numerous Chicago area theatres such as Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Congo Square, Writers Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Griffin Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, The Hypocrites, The House Theatre of Chicago, Court Theatre, American Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theater, Raven Theatre, Steep Theatre Company, Northlight Theatre and About Face Theatre. Out of town credits include Icarus (Getty Museum, Lookingglass); Gary (Boston Playwrights’ Thetare); and Cat in the Hat (Arden Theatre Company). Rick has won a Jeff Award for lyrics in Hepheastus, a Black Theatre Alliance Award for Brothers In The Dust and Bulrusher (Congo Square), and has received several nominations for both awards. Rick is an artistic associate of Lookingglass and an associate designer with Aria Music Designs (Ray Nardelli and Josh Horvath). Rick also wrote the book, music and lyrics for Lookingglass’s Hillbilly Antigone.
Jeff Sugg (Projection Design) returns to
Steppenwolf Theatre Company where he last designed projections for Marie Antoinette. He is a Brooklyn-based designer and multi-award
winner. His Broadway credits include Macbeth (Lincoln Center Theater); A Time To Kill, Bring It On, Magic/Bird and 33 Variations. OffBroadway he has designed Fortress of Solitude, An Octoroon, This Clement World, Tribes, Slug Bearers of Kayrol Islan and The Accidental Trilogy. His regional credits include Camp David (Arena Stage) and Five Guys Named Moe (Arena/Cleveland Playhouse). His music credits include Anthracite Fields (Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning composition) and Prince’s appearance on SNL. He has won a Lortel, an Obie, a Bessie and two Hewes Awards.
Penny Lane Studios (Wig and Hair Design)
consists of Christine Conley, Coral Gable and Samantha Umstead. They are honored to have been working with Steppenwolf Theatre Company since Good People in 2012. Other Steppenwolf shows include Head of Passes and East of Eden. Most recently they have designed wigs for You Can’t Take It with You (Northlight Theatre), Moby Dick (Lookingglass Theatre), Amadigi de Gauga (Haymarket Opera Company), and Tommy! (Paramount Theatre). In addition to being a wig studio, Penny Lane is a full service hair salon in Logan Square. Visit pennylanechicago.com.
Laura D. Glenn (Stage Manager, Voice of Erica) is proud to be celebrating her twenty-fifth year as an Equity stage manager for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Some of her Steppenwolf credits include Grand Concourse,The Qualms, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Slowgirl, Head of Passes, Three Sisters, Middletown, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Parallelogram, Superior Donuts, The Violet Hour, Purple Heart, The Infidel, Space, Nomathemba, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and many others. Her Northlight Theatre credits include production stage management for Outside Mullingar, The Mousetrap, Chapatti, The Whipping Man, The Odd Couple, Ten Chimneys, Season’s Greetings, Sense and
Sensibility, A Life, Souvenir, Better Late, Retreat from Moscow, Permanent Collection, Cat Feet, Blue/Orange, Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, Sky Girls, Rounding Third and A Skull in Connemara. Her international credits include Better Late (Northlight); Orange Flower Water and Purple Heart (Steppenwolf ), all at the Galway Arts Festival in Galway, Ireland; The Man Who Came to Dinner (BITE festival at the Barbican Center in London; Steppenwolf ); and the regional and Broadway productions of Buried Child (Steppenwolf ).
Christine D. Freeburg (Assistant Stage Manager November 3 – December 20) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where her credits include East of Eden, The Herd, Airline Highway, Tribes, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Good People, The March, Sex With Strangers, American Buffalo (also at McCarter Theatre), The Tempest, The Seafarer, The Diary of Anne Frank, After the Quake and Cherry Orchard. Other Chicago credits include Stones in His Pockets (Northlight Theatre); The Vanishing Twin, In the Eye of The Beholder, Arabian Nights (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Hamlet, Fraulein Else, Scapin (Court Theatre); Once on This Island, Madame Butterfly, Old Wicked Songs, Violet and many more (Apple Tree Theatre). Christine is an adjunct faculty member at The Theatre School at DePaul University and spent nine summers stage managing at the Weston Playhouse. “Chris is happily married to Thom Cox and the proud mother of Joan Marie.” Brian Maschka (Assistant Stage Manager, December 22 – February 3) is pleased to make his Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut. His Chicago credits include Edward Tulane and Wonderland (Chicago Children’s Theatre). New York credits include Frost/Nixon (Jacobs); Anna Nicole (BAM); 100 Saints You Should Know (Playwrights Horizon); Here Lies Jenny (Zipper); Indoor/Outdoor, Thom Pain, Ears Bios 17
on a Beatle (DR2); Sakharam Binder (Play Company); The Glass Cage, Susan and God and John Ferguson (The Mint). Regional credits include Kiss Me Kate, Swingtime Canteen (Weston Playhouse); Boeing-Boeing, Doubt, Rabbit Hole, Santaland Diaries, Opus, Shirley Valentine, Dancing at Lughnasa (Florida Rep); Peter Pan, Wit and Art (Syracuse Stage).
Anna D. Shapiro (Artistic Director) began
working with Steppenwolf in 1995 as the original director of the New Plays Lab and joined the ensemble in 2005. She has directed dozens of notable Steppenwolf productions, including the world-renowned production of Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County, for which she received 2008 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. In 2011 she was nominated for a Tony Award for Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Motherf**ker with the Hat, which she also directed at Steppenwolf to critical acclaim. Additional Steppenwolf directing credits include A Parallelogram, Up, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch (also at Playwrights Horizons), Man from Nebraska, (named by TIME as one of the Year’s Top Ten in 2003), The Drawer Boy and Three Days of Rain, among others. Broadway credits include the sold-out run of Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, the revival of Steppenwolf’s This Is Our Youth and the revival of Of Mice and Men, which National Theatre Live selected as the first American production to be broadcast to over 700 cinemas. Anna is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia College and the recipient of a 1996 Princess Grace Award, as well as the 2010 Princess Grace Statue Award. She is a professor in Northwestern’s Department of Theatre and served as the Director of the Graduate MFA Directing Program from 2002 – 2014.
David Schmitz (Managing Director) has worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for 10 years, serving in the role of Director of Finance and Administration, General Manager and currently as Managing Director. Prior to working at Steppenwolf, David was the General Manager at Lookingglass Theatre Company, Associate Artistic Director of Stage Left Theatre and Business Manager at the entertainment agency Adair Performance. Currently, he serves as Vice President of the Board for The House Theatre of Chicago and is a former board member for the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce. David has worked as a strategic planning, business practices, finance and hiring consultant for numerous Chicago organizations, including The House Theatre of Chicago, The Hypocrites and Stage Left Theatre, among others. He holds a BA in theatre from the University of Northern Colorado, an MFA from the Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University and a Certificate in Non Profit Management from Roosevelt University.
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The Sexual Mysteries of the Animal Kingdom Exhibit A: Sexual Dimorphism in Nature Exhibit B: Political Sex Scandals in History
Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States In 1790 Jackson attempted to marry Rachel Robards only to discover her recent divorce was never finalized. Jackson and Robards officially married four years later once her divorce was complete. Calls of being a bigamist dogged both Jackson and Robards for the remainder of their lives.
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to me that Bill and Hillary Clinton have some kind of “agreement” to overlook each other’s indiscretions—but if you think of couples you know… that can’t really be accurate, can it? So we make compromises, civilized agreements— reasonably, I think—that say we can’t behave the way some of our animal cousins do. Would Bill and Hillary be happier if they’d split up? It’s an unanswerable question.
Before rehearsals began, Bruce Norris discussed Domesticated with Aaron Carter, Artistic Producer. An edited transcript of their conversation follows.
AC: I think that relates to the title of the play. Domesticated also invites me to think about its opposite: wild and untamed. Is that the kind of tension that you want to conjure?
Bruce Norris: Ever since childhood I’ve been obsessed with strange animal facts—for example, did you know flamingos are the only animal that can drink water near the boiling point? Apparently they sometimes nest near thermal vents where water is extremely hot and have adapted to drinking it. And one of the things you notice when you’re zoologically fixated is strange reproductive behavior. So, when I knew I wanted to write a play about a relationship falling apart, I put it in the context of the animal kingdom. I thought since my interest in animals began in my childhood, it made sense for that to be our window, too. AC: By juxtaposing Bill’s behavior with animal facts, are you suggesting that we’re too precious between the distinction we try to draw between humans and the rest of the animal kingdom? BN: The fact that we try to draw any distinction at all strikes me as ridiculous. It’s a weirdly arrogant position to take that we are a special animal that doesn’t have habitual behaviors. Dogs lick themselves, pigs roll in the mud. We make war, we lie to each other, cheat, and
have other really predictable behaviors. But people find it insulting and pessimistic to say humans have identifiable animal tendencies. It feels too deterministic to say we can’t improve ourselves—we certainly can technologically, but I don’t think there is such a thing as a better society handed down through generations. That’s assuming the next generation won’t be terrible, when it’s entirely possible they will be.
AC: What kind of price do you think we pay? BN: Frustration. That we can’t live up to the ideals we’ve set for ourselves. That we have agreements and we keep failing at them. Possibly our expectations are too high.
AC: So you don’t see an inevitable upward progression of human culture?
AC: There’s a tension we’re constantly under— on the one hand, there’s pressure of biology and hormones but on the other hand there is the pressure of this social agreement you mention.
BN: I think we are—as far as I can tell—the only species aware of its own mortality, and I think “progress” is one of the nice stories we make up to help us cope with that awareness. To really change human culture we’d need to become different species—maybe selective breeding— or does saying that make me a eugenicist? AC: You’ve talked about how this play is more about a relationship than political machinations. Bill and Judy aren’t getting everything they need from their marriage. Do you think that’s a problem built in to the institution of marriage itself ? BN: There are marriages that work and marriages that don’t. But they tend to be more alike than not. A lot of people have speculated
BN: Yeah, always. We can’t live as chimps. Most of us, that is. So we control those behaviors. But the pull from those instinctive behaviors is always going to tug against our ability to control and restrict ourselves. AC: Do you think Bill was wrong to follow his instincts? Illustrations by Donovan Foote
Aaron Carter: Domesticated is framed by Cassidy’s school presentation on Animal Sexual Dimorphism. Can you talk about how you arrived at that approach?
BN: I feel like it should be called “SelfDomesticated.” It’s not like anyone else did this to us. We arrived at a set of agreements to restrict and domesticate ourselves so that we can live together. I think that’s for the best, but it does come with a price.
BN: Well, sure. He lied because he wanted two incompatible things. He wanted sexual attention from other women and he wanted to sustain his wife’s illusion that he wasn’t pursuing it. That’s not a good deal to strike. He knows his marriage will be over if he tells
his wife he wants to sleep with prostitutes. So he values the safety of his marriage more than he values honesty. AC: Do you think that directing your own play will allow you to explore an aspect or approach that you didn’t get to in the previous production? BN: I was extremely happy with the production Anna Shapiro directed in New York so I’m basically copying everything she did. But because I’m not her, it’ll change without my even being aware of it. People like to say, “Don’t you think collaboration always makes art better?”—a lovely, democratic idea—but I’ve worked with some great collaborators and some boneheads. And unless you’re doing monologues in the subway, every theatrical act you undertake is collaborative. Every new person that joins in impacts the product in an important way. AC: I enjoyed auditions for Domesticated. I appreciate how well you put people at ease and how much care you put into the people that were coming through. Did that come from your own experience as an actor? BN: I had to stop acting because I despise auditioning so much. It’s demoralizing and servile and it makes you neurotic. Being evaluated based on your looks or talent or charisma is utterly demeaning. So I feel some responsibility to try to mitigate the worst aspects of the audition process. AC: You are our newest ensemble member. BN: I would point out that I’m not the youngest. AC: Do you feel like joining the ensemble has shifted anything about how you interact with the theater itself or your fellow ensemble members? BN: I see them regularly so I have to be nicer to them. I guess you could say it’s domesticated me.
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…cont’d Directors Circle Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski‡ Doug Bradbury Michael and Cathy Brennan David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo Joseph and Cory Cancila‡ Nicole and Billy Cheeseman Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green Michael and Edie Cohen Kate Cornelius-Schecter Mr. and Mrs. Dennis R. Cowhey Patricia Cox, Katie and Will Hunckler Susan Cox and Mike Bolton Judy and Tapas K. Das Gupta Kim Davis and Brian Eble Diane Dawson Greg Desmond and Michael Segobiano Anne M. Donahoe Philip and Marsha Dowd Bernard J. Dowling Drs. Thomas E. Durica and Susan Jacob Dr. Steven B. Edelstein Laura and Scott Eisen George Engeln Tom and Pat Erickson Marc Falleroni Maurice Fantus and Judith Aiello Roxanne Hori and Robert Felsenthal Paul and Christine Fisher‡ Stacy and Ian Fleming Steven Florsheim and Jennifer Friedes Lisa and John Folkers Kate and Michael Fridholm Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Friedman Leonard Gail and Robin Steans David and Noreen Ann Gallagher Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Gary L. Gephart Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg Charlie and Mary Gofen Ethel and Bill Gofen Sheila and Tom Gorey Sue and Melvin Gray The Green Family Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Greenberg‡ William and Nanci Greene James and Brenda Grusecki Jack and Sandra Guthman Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa Marcy and Harry Harczak Mr. John Harney Pam and David Harrington Jean Heller John Hergert and Kathryn Stevens David Kistenbroker and Cynthia Heusing Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Hill Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall Patricia Jeffers Timothy B. Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck Jeremy Kaufman and Vered Hankin Reis and Sherri Kayser Jonathan Klein and Susan Cohn Stephanie and Peter Klein Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun
Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Korbet MD Raminder and Vinay Kumar Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad Carol and Jerome Lamet Steven and Jody LaVoie Susan Lichtenstein and John Rokacz Robert Bud Lifton and Carol Rosofsky Anna and Robert A. Livingston Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve‡ Mark and Frances Mann Andrew and Pamela McGaan Kevin and Beth McMeen Becky and Bob McLennan Amy Laiken and Tim Michel Jean and Jordan Nerenberg Bob and Joyce O’Malley Elizabeth Orelup and Lawrence Sonntag Akin Owolabi Clint Paton Simon and Kim Perutz Dale and Loretta Pierson Ms. Sherri Pincus Jennifer and Perry Pinto Patricia Pippert and Steven Redfield Bradley and Patricia Reid Ms. Lauri Riggen Randy and Betsy Rochman Ms. Emily Sachs-Wong and Mr. Thad Wong Carlo and Lalie Scandiuzzi Howard and Gail Schaffner David and Susan Schmid David and Judith Sensibar Robert and Nancy Singleton Mr. and Ms. Joseph Squeri Matthew Steinmetz Kristin and Stan Stevens Rhonda and Scott Swanson James E. Thompson Nick Trakas and Marc Cerone Mr. and Mrs. Jay Tunney Dr. Carey Weiss and Dr. Karen Pierce Lorrayne and Steve Weiss Jane and Greg Wintroub Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and Bill Wolf Elizabeth Ziegler
Anonymous (3) Mr. and Mrs. John Aalbregtse James Adams Kathi and Roger Adams Karen and Scott Alexander Catherine Allegra and James Tanner Polly Allen Nicholas and Kathleen Amatangelo Robert C. Anderson William and Carolyn Anthony Stephanie and Dana Arnett Jeffrey S. Arnold and Ellen J. Neely Edgar Bachrach Richard and Janice Bail Dr. Stephanie and Mr. Andy Baker‡ Yuri and Elena Balasanov Cynthia Barginere Sandra Bass
Bruce and Debbie Bentcover Shirley and Tom Berchou‡ Susen H. Berg and James C. Berg Ron and Colleen Bess Nicholas Biederman Shaun and Andy Block Patricia C. Bobb Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Boychuck Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Braun Janyce D. Brengel Robert and Mary Briscoe Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brooks Dawn and Harmon Brown George and Joyce Brown‡ John D. and Leslie Henner Burns Timothy Burroughs and Barbara Smith Stephen Byrne and Kerry Shannon Sheila J. Chapman and David D. Soo Dr. Rosalyn Chrenka Michael and Stephanie Chu Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke Steven Collens Liam and Francesca Connell Jennifer and Kevin Convery J. Gorman Cook Bryce Cooper Merle R. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Brian Cornell Winnie and Bob Crawford Carl and Cynthia Curry Stephen F. Danziger Emilie De Angelis and Bert Davenport Nancy Dehmlow Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher Mr. and Mrs. David Deno Donald Deutsch Gautam and Ritu Dhingra Roberta S. Dillon Patricia and Richard Doonan Jennifer and John Doran Erin and Ian Drury James and Kelly Epstein Sidney and Sondra Berman Epstein Mariwyn Evans Juliet and Marc Fallah David and Mary Farkas Randall Fearnow and Beth Compton Harris J. Feldman, M.D. Carol and Steven Felsenthal Marilyn and Larry Fields Mr. and Mrs. Richard Filler Elizabeth Foster and Michael Walsh Jim and Sandy Freeburg Kate Friedlob Kathryn C. Froney Drs. Brian and Denise Furlong Denise Michelle Gamble Tom and Beth Garrow‡ Paul and Audrey Gaynor Dr. Ralph Gebert and Elayne Gebert Terri and Stephen Geifman Dr. Michael Gelbort Scott George Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser Elizabeth Glassman Bob and Carol Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Goldman Peter and Joellen Granson
Mary and Jim Greene Katherine and Adam Greetis Mr. William Gritsonis Charles R. Grode Suzanne Gylfe Ginger and Del Hall Joan Hall Claudine C. Hamm Mr. and Mrs. Peter Harmon Stacie R. Hartman Mark and Joelle Hayes Sandra L. Helton and Norman M. Edelson Marlene and Sonny Hersh Richard and Elaine Heuberger Ann S. Hoenig and Jonathan L. Hoenig Marci and Ronald Holzer Kathleen and Jack Horn Arnold and Judith Horwich‡ Michael Hsu Brian W. Huebner Holly E. Humphreys Nicole and Pedro Irazoqui Mary Ittelson John Ittner Craig and Heidi Johnson Jeffrey Maling and Rebecca Johnston Jeffrey and Lisa Jozwiak Jeffrey A. Judd and Stephanie Deddish David Kathman Dr. Claudia Anne Katz Judith and Jerry Kaufman Mr. and Ms. Mark Kaufman Adam and Renee Keats Sheryl and Tom Keith‡ Peter and Susan Kelly Gerould and Jewell Kern Susan and Richard Kiphart Tom Klarquist and Steve Somora Jean Ann Klingenstein James Kochalka Staley and Mike Krause and Family Stephen Kriegel Suzy Krueckeberg Mr. Matthew Kutcher and Ms. Rebecca Richards Karen Lalor Gerald R. Lanz and Lisa Kearns Lanz Bernard and Averill Leviton Tanya Levshina and Ilya Volvovski Stephanie F. Linn and Seth B. Krantz Dr. Paul M. Lisnek Beth Loeb Abby and George Lombardi Fran Lambros and John Lowry‡ Brian Lukanic and Kelly Dixon Oren Lund Arlene Manelli Sandy and Jerry Manne Barbara and Larry Margolis Christine and David Markovitz Jim and Lynn McClure Lee and Joyce McCullough Bob and Barb McCullough Randi Merel and Allen LeHew Ellie and Bob Meyers Michael and Susan Miller
Dr. and Mrs. George and Maureen Miz Blake and Debra Moritz‡ William and Kate Morrison Ms. Lorna Filippini-Mulliken Pamela and Grady Murdock Patricia Murray-Rutz Jo and Wally Nard‡ Ms. Katherine Nardin Patrick J. Nash, Jr. Cathy and Robert Nathan Judy Neafsey and Terry Conway David Ellis and Hope Nightingale Susan and George Obermaier Peg O’Connor Joe O’Leary Bridget R. O’Neill Susan and Ted Oppenheimer Sandra and Mark Ostler Brian A. Paetow and Gretchen K. Beetner Jim and Sue Pajakowski Phyllis Parish Deep Patel Amy and Brent Peebles Sandra and Michael Perlow Raymond Perry Dr. Susan Burland and George Plumb Milton and Lois Podolsky Avi and Joan Porat Andrew and Judy L. Porte Mary Beth and Terry Porter Sylvia J. Pozarnsky and Tom Riley Elliott Quigley Linda Reid Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg Sherry and Bob Reum Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rhoads Nina Riccardi Susan and Edwin Ritts John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher Dr. Abbie Roth and Sandra Gladstone Roth Holly Rothschild and Ken Buchanan Janet and Philip Rotner Bob Rowe George and Kimberly Ruhana Mr. Mitchell Sabshon Francis C. Sadac Michael R. Salem Richard and Susan Sanders Pamela and Fred Sasser Paul Scavone and Donna Pawlus Susan Schaalman Youdovin and Charlie Shulkin Michelle Maton and Mike Schaeffer Mr. Joseph Scheper Ms. Elizabeth Schubert Matthew and Tina Schubert John Schuchert and Alan Kozlowski Diana and Richard Senior Mark and Kimberly Shadle Smita N. Shah Surendra and Dorothie Shah Michael Shapiro and Deb Gohr Shapiro Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner Hope and Jeffrey Sheffield Scott and Tommy Sheridan
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…cont’d Annual Fund Michael and Mary Baniak Simon Barbier† Alexandra Barker† M. Z. Barnes John Taylor Baron† Mia A. and Scott Bass Laura M. Batzer† Thomas Bearrows and Holly Hirst Michael Beasley Lawrence Bell John and Taru Berg John and Elizabeth Berge† Julian and Joan Berman Dr. Mary E. Belford MD and Mr. Ric Berta Mr. and Mrs. Tim Berthel Adrian and Arta Beverly James B. Bishop and Janet K. Nelson John Blackburn and Bill Gilmer Frances and Ed Blair Nicholas J Blair† Terry Blake and Deborah Maue† Marc D. Blakeman Bernard and Nancy Blayer Dan Bleil Lawrence and Abby Block Mark Bloom Anthony Boggiano Dominique Bond† Nicole Bonk Emily Borovsky Ted Bots† Aldridge and Marie Bousfield Samuel and Phyllis Bowen Kevin Bradley† Andrea Brands Mrs. John J. Bransfield, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Braun Susan M Brazas Robert and Sherri Brewer Graham Brisben Sarah Brittin† Reid Brody Tim Brogla and Laura Demoor Tom and Mary-Doug Brown Ed Bucher† Jay K. Buck Rony and Tom Buckley Rita Buczynska Scott and Pam Budd Suzette Bulley Bruce and Kate Burgun John and Maureen Burke Crystal and Thomas F. Bush John Byrd Robert and Cheryl Byron Terri Candela Alexandra Carlson Richard and Cheryl Chamblin Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Chandler Helen and Paul Chang Gerry and Carol Chrisman James Christle† Anthony Churchill† Carol and Michael Clarke† Bente Clausen† Thomas and Kathleen Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Coleman Peter and Judith Connolly† Sigrid Connor† Erin Cook† Carrie Coon
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Carmita P. Vaughan Sariah Vavricek† Kathryn Vehe† Suzanne Venecek† Greg Veza Ron Volanti Jr.† Justin Voshell† Paul D. Waas Mark Wachhloz† David Wagener Robert and Rose Wagner Lillian and Steven Walanka Marsie Wallach William and Sharon Wallin Kimmie Walsh† William and Patricia Walsh Mary Walton† Karen and Herb Wander Deborah and Neil Warner Gwenyth B. Warton Andy and Amy Waters† Melanie and Judson Weeks Sherrie and Albert Weiss Adam and Jamie Weyeneth Dot and Dan Whittenberger Chris Whyde† James Wicklund Tom Wiers and Michelle Martin Larry and Susan Wikman Barbara and Todd Wilder† Jon Will and Ada Mary Gugenheim† Leah Williams Matthew Williams† Melani and Pete Wilson Yael and Alex Winkler† Jodie Winnett Lawrence Wojcik Coleman Wolf and Ellen Chapelle† Ann R. Wolfe Lisa Wolfe and Mark DiGanci Andrew and Meghan Woltman† Timothy Wyman Carol N. Yamamoto Dick Yankow Dr. Rodney and Susan Yergler† Scott Yoder and Kelly Robertson-Yoder Fred Young† Judith Youngs Daniel Ziembo and Nancy Cook Tighe Zimmers Mark and Margie Zivin
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Mark Baby Linda A. Bacci Stephen Baime Spencer and Daniel Baker Elizabeth and Jack Bannon Simon Bare† Andy Barnes† Joan Barnhart Warren and Beverly Bartel Mary and Tom Barton Dr. Bruce and Sally Bauer† Ms. Mitzi Baum Debra Baxter Walter Bayer Levi Beaver Heather Becker Carl and Carol Belber† Janis Bell Nancy Bellew and Rachel Arfa Scott and Carla Benigni Betsy and James W. Benoit R.L. Benton Dr. David Berkson Carlos A. Bernal Jr. and Patricia Bernal† Leslie Bertagnolli Mary Anne and Joe Bigane Ben Birch John Blair and Liz Buchanan Sarah and Steven Blanck Teresa N. Blaurock† Frima H. Blumenthal Claudia and John Boatright Sharalyn Borchers Willard and Helen Boris Brenda Borkenhagen Elizabeth Botts Kurt Bowden Bob and Sue Bowker Woods Bowman and MichelleThompson Maureen Boyle Erin Brady Steven and Lisa Bosco David Brauner† Judith and Harold Bregman Jason Brett Francine Cella and William Briska Carolyn Brna Tom Broderick Sharon Bronstein Frank Brooks and Andrea Twiss-Brooks† Jean Broom Evelyn G. Brown Myra Brown William and Margaret Brown Craig Bruska Sharon Burch Greg Burkhardt† Richard Butler Kelly and Kasia Byrne Toni and Mike Cainkar Maggie Green Cambria Thomas Campbell Vera Capp Barry Joseph Carlson Michael Carnow and Abby Reiss Sharon Carr Ian and Katherine Carrus Bobby Caton and Michael Parlett Gabrielle Cauchon Tamisha Causey† Beverly and Dennis Cavanaugh Oya Celikbilek
†Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to 40 Domesticated Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior acting and risk-taking work.
Sherry Centanni James Chandler Iva Cheng Stephen and Jane Chernof Ms. Debbie Chipman Kurt Christoffel Steve Cieslewicz Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Kimberly Clawson† Marvin R. Cohen James Cohn Cindy and Patrick Collier Mary L Conway Lawrence Cook Dan Cornell Ms. Susan Craft Norma I. Crane Angela Cribben† Colin and Teri Cross Catherine Cudahy† David Curry Daniel Cyganowski Dean Czuma Beverly and Anthony D’Agostino Ms. Jane Dailey Ms. Doris Dallow Sarah Zukerman Daly and Robert Daly Margaret and John Dantico Brian Delker† Michelle and Christopher DeMent Stewart and Shari Diamond Gia Digiacobbe The DiGregorio’s† Lori Dimun Steven DiPaola Robert and Karen Dirmish Kathryn Ditmars Evan Djikas and Jennifer Djikas Annette and Ronald Dluger Joseph Dellaratta Judy and Jerry Drommerhausen Eileen and Howard Dubner Barbara Dunn John and Pat Dyble Victor C. Dye and Joyce Richards Dye Wendy Eager Therese Ebarb Sharon Eiseman and Noel Hertz David L. Elam Jr. Salli Eley John and Mary Empfield Arthur Enk Jackie Epstein Joan and John Fadden James Fahringer† Demitri and Pamela Fardelos Helen Fauber Stephen Fedo Drs. Richard and Roberta Feldman Robert and Kathleen Fife Marty and Susie Fine Fred Fischer and Heather D. Will Lois Farrell Fisher Sara Stern and Ted Fishman† Kiera and David Fitzgerald Adrienne Flowers Calvin Forbes Marilyn and Eric Fors† Patricia Forsythe Frederick Frankel Jamel Franklin Rhona Frazin Jean and Michael Freed Neil Freeman
Bill and Nancy Freitag Mrs. Roselyn Friedman Richard and Lois Fuhrer Amy J. Fyfe Gil Gaitan Donna Gallery Barb Gam Richard Gardiner† Raymond and Patricia Gass Mark and Bonnie Gehrman James Geiger Barbara J. Geist Julia and Mark Gerstein Hugh and Doris Gilbert Karla Giroux Gerry and Stan Glass Martin Glickman Eileen Glynn Rachel and William Goldbeck Robert Goldberg and Dodie Weinstein Mr. and Mrs. David Golder Deena and Larry Goldman Joel and Varda Goldman Marsha and Michael Goldstein Dr. Deirdre Dupre and Dr. Robert Golub Jessica L. Gonzalez Mark Gordy Joseph and Sarah Graham Vistoria Granacki and Lee Wesley Bobby Grant† Judy Grasmick Gabriel Greene Larry Greenstein Merle and Barry Gross Gregor Gruenthaler Joan and Guy Gunzberg Joe Guthridge Robert and Patricia Hahn Andrew Halbur Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hallberg Sarah Hamid Dr. Raymond and Arlene Handler Jill Hankee Robert Harper and Wendy Miller Brian and Lindsey Hayes Richard and Bridget Heathfield Albert and Amy Heber Alison Heiser Mattsen Heller† Martha Henry Lynne Hensel† Joyce K. Herdliska Peter Herzum and Simona Cirio Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hession† Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hintz Bill and Pat Hitt Dennis Hjelm Vivian and Dave Hock Philip and Eileen Hoffman Ryan Holst Karen and Bob Howard David and Kristen Huffman-Gottschling Jennifer Humke Beth Hummelberg andDave Dimmlich David Hunt and Ellen Aiken Richard Hutner and Lena Motev Jim and Peg Isherwood Mrs. J Javors Poonam Jha Ruth Johnston† Fran and Harvey Kaluzna Mary Jo Kanady Jerry Karlin Judy Kass
Betsy L. Katz Rich and Heidi Katz Ms. Judith Kaufman Loreta Kavaliunas Sandra Blau Martin and Barbara Keeley Francis and Sherri Kelch† Robert Kelsey Steve Kerch† Rita Kerns Gizem Keysan† Vriginia Killian Lund Joseph and Catherine King Joy King Mr. James Kinney Jeffrey Kirk Donald and Joan Kittler Douglas and Catherine Knuth Amy Kohn Betty H. Kolb James Kreidler Elizabeth Krymski and Matt Monahan Ken and Janet Kubis Matt and Jen Kueker Walter and Elaine Kurczewski Marvin Lader Steve LaHaie Schnell Lambert Jake Lansburgh Jesse Lava Mark Lavin and Eddie Herbeck Roberta Lee Laurie Leli Jim and Christine Lentz Steven Leon Susan Levitt Sara Lewis† Lance Lichtor Mr. and Mrs. Paul Liebenson Ms. Joanna Liff Peter Lipton Mr. and Mrs. Burton Litwin Velda Lloyd Ms. and Mr. Marjorie Loeb Arthur and Barb Loevy Jack and Ingrid LoGiudice Mary and Terri Lominicki Amanda Love and Brian Fuller Mardie MacKimm Jim Maclennan Madeline MacMillan Alice R. Macy Claude Maechling and Carrie McNally† Frank and Chris Maggio Dr. Robert Mahmarian, DPM Martin and Allison Malecki J. V. Malkovich Sandra Mangurian David Marker and Georgann Joseph Tom and Robin Martin† Henry and Peggy Matson Mr. and Mrs. R. David Matthews Alycia Matz Larry Mayer Ms. Mary McArthur Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Mccormick Stacey and Patrick McCusker Tim and Karen McDonald Terrance and Jane McElroy Susan and Dennis McGoldrick Jackie McGrath Mary and Dan Mcguire Therese McGuire Cathy McKee
…cont’d Annual Fund Ann and Christopher McKee† Ryan and Claire McKenzie Denise and Barry McKeown Florence Mcmillan Claretta Meier Michael and Nancy Merel Jennifer Miller Alison Millerick Nathan Fleming and Abby Mohaupt† Chris and Kathe Monley† J. Clifford Moos Ms. Mary Louise H. Morrison Dr. and Mrs. Martin Mozes Robert Murphy Karen Muth Nancy Fleck Myers Jenny Nagaoka and Bart Longacre Kurt Nakaoka and Nancy Morris Vincent and Amy Narea Elke Aippersbach and Piers Nash Ms. Rita Nathanson Kalpana Neelakantan Erika Nelson Vernon Nelson and Kay Alden Patricia and John Nesbitt Charlotte Newfeld Dani Nichols† Mark and Maggie Nichter† Karen Nickelson Dale Nook andKaren Braam Nook Maciek Nowak Lawrence Nutson James and Beverlyn O’Connor Ronan and Jill O’Donovan† Shelia and Julian Oettinger Barbara and Franklin A. O’Leary Paul Oliver Jeffrey Olsen† Kirsten Olson Peter and Alanne Ori Jamie and Rachel Orlikoff† Carol and Ken Ortiz Jerome and Kathryn Osen† Lauren Pace Valerie Paro Mark and Mary Partridge James and Caroline Pawlak Caroline Pearson Raymond Olson and Paula Pederson Lauren Perlstein Ross and Jackie Peterson Sheldon and Marcia Pevsner Mr. and Ms. Yasen Peyankov Mike and Alejandra Pilarz Camelia Pop Carrie and Michael Powers† Mr. and Mrs. Michael Powills Elaine and Ronald Prebish Mark Price Charlie Propsom Mr. and Mrs. William B. Prugh Lynn and Clayton Pruitt Felicia Pugh and Robert Collins Andre Raiford Sr. Heidi Ralli Dean Rapp Chuck Rebesco Beth and Michael Reese Jim Reid Joy Reis Lev Revutsky
Mr. and Mrs. James Reynolds John Rice Donald Riegelman and Kathryn Rouse Virginia Riehl Paul Rink Sally and Tim Riordan Burt and Fran Rissman Amanda Roberts Bill and Deborah Roberts Joseph A Rochetto and Arthur H Anderson Sandra and Jeffrey Rochman Susan W. Rogaliner Hector and Michelle Vazquez† Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rosenberg Dr. Michael Rosenberg Bernhard and Judith Rosenstein Michael and Erin Ross Kathryn Rothstein Lou and Kathy Rotta Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rottweiler Joseph D Ruggirello Barry Rundquist Christine Ruttenberg Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Dario and Theresa Sacomani† Cesar Salas Carolyn Clayton and Patrick Sandercock Susan Tobias and Alan Shapiro William B. Schildgen Eric and Jill Schiller Meredith Schilsky† Alice and Don Schindel Bronwyn Schlaefer Rose Schmidt† David and Alexis Schmitz Warren Schreier Brian Schwanitz Barbara Jo and Thomas D. Scott Devan Seaman Scott Seifert Elizabeth G. Selmier George Shadid Margaret Shaklee Elizabeth and Michael Shapiro Gil Sharon and Ann Taylor Jennifer P. Sheffield Cheryl and Philip Sheridan† Brian and Melissa Sherman Karen Shields† Meredith Shippee Mr. and Mrs. William Shorey† Culleen Siebert Brent Siegel Bruce K. Siewerth Jodi Silberman Ilene Simmons Sheri Simon and Wally Cupkovic Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sinise Jane and Jim Perkins† Catherine Smith Janet L. Smith† Lois Smith Robert and Jody Smith Larry K. Snider Dusica Korda-Sparks and James C. Sparks Lisa Spector Malcolm Spector and Nancy Ludmerer Joseph Spellman and Michelle Drazba Jo and George Spindler Shantha Sreekanth Patricia Staab Dawn Stanislaw
Anna Stanley† Summer and Thomas Starshak Michael and Marie Stein Wallace Stenhouse Charles and Janet Stern Gardner Stern and Maxine Weintraub Lisa Stevak Deborah Stewart Greg Stratton Robert and Mary Rose Strezewski† Mark and Irene Sudac Robin Klein and Bill Summers Mr. Steven Swartzman Michelle Sweet Sara L. Szold Jeffrey Tademoto Robert Taylor Adam Tenhouse Cheryl Thaxton† Judy Thome Floyd Thompson Timothy Thurlow Rachel Tomasek and Ron Anderson Maria Trakas† Frank Trocchio Joe Trpik Ms. Grace Tsao-Wu Dana Turban Nikole Turcotte Susan D. Tuteur Shawn Tyrrell Janie Urbanic and Gary Schuetz Caren and Walter Van Slyke Dr. and Mrs. Vanagunas Alexandria Vanover Dominick Vetrano John Viars† Butch and Debbie Viccellio D. Vilmin Patricia Viniard Ann Vogl† Mrs. Jimmye Wade Kevin and Connie Wade Eugene and Sandra Wagner Dr. and Mrs. Waisman June and Patrick Walsh Crawford and Barbara Ward James and Kathleen Watson James Weidner Ernie and Penny Weis Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kasper† Sharyn Weiss Hava and Ariel Weissberg Barbara A. Weithaus Marcia and Richard Welcome Sanford and Vicki White Nancy Williams Audrey Wilson Mary Liz Wilson† David Wise and Dianna Niebylski† Iris S. Witkowsky Elizabeth Wohlleb Linda and William Woloshin Cynthia Xerogianes† Julie and Larry Zachary† David and Nikki Zarefsky Mr. and Ms. Michael Zdeb David and Teresa Zembower Mark and Lisa Zumbach
†Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to 42 Domesticated Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior acting and risk-taking work.
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 Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617 or email@example.com. In Honor of Kate Arrington Jean Arrington In Honor of Marlene BreslowBlitstein and Berle Blitstein The Anixter Family Judy and Jim Klutznick Madeline Grynstein and Tom Shapiro Bobette Takiff In Honor of Larry Block Joel and Marsha Kasanov In Honor of Carole L. Brown Bridget O’Keefe In Honor of Michael Cahan Walter Nathan In Honor of Erin Cook Tom Irwin In Honor of Nora Daley Shawn M. Donnelley J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation In Honor of Dr. Leo Gordon Michelle Sweet In Honor of John H. Hart and Carol Prins Jim and Emily Borovsky Myrna Kaplan
In Honor of Pat and Ron Henning Anonymous In Honor of Tom and Kathleen Hocker Tony Spear In Honor of Martha Lavey and David Hawkanson Deborah Stewart In Honor of Martha Lavey John and Katherine Fox Rhona and Julian Frazin Neil Ross and Lynn Hauser Ed Hirschland Margie Marcus Magoo Stone Bobbi Zabel In Honor of the Lefkofskys and Kalts Laura and Scott Eisen In Honor of Jan Melk Richard and Katie Gottfred In Honor of David Mendelsohn Garry and Sharon Weiss In Honor of Merle Reskin Mary and Carl Boyer In Honor of Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Anita and Jamie Orlikoff
In Honor of Harry Seigle Rachel and David Sternberg In Honor of Annie Trooien Christian Dill In Honor of Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst Linda A. Ellis In Honor of the Young Adult Council Pavement Group In Memory of George S. Brengel Janyce D. Brengel In Memory of Patricia E. Domine Lori Koetters and Brian Smith In Memory of Norton H. Kay Sandra Blau In Memory of Myrna Lord Marti Zelikoff In Memory of Abby S. Magdovitz-Wasserman Dr. David Wasserman In Memory of Jack B. Stanford Dr. Lisa D. Stanford In Memory of Kari Timm Jill O’Donovan In Memory of Nancy Wald Albert Wald
In-Kind Contributors Steppenwolf salutes the following individuals and organizations who donated significant goods and/or services. Alana Arenas Balena Deann and Chef Rick Bayless Beyond Events Catering Kevin Boehm The BOKA Restaurant Group Chellino Crane ClientFirst Consulting Group Ted Danson Portia Di Rossi EDGE ShowTek Event Creative Evolution Interiors Scott Foley Freehand Chicago Frost Lighting Co. of IL, Inc. Tony Goldwyn Goose Island Beer Company Graycor, Inc. Halls Rental Service Joe’s Wine Cellar John Hart, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. HMS Media
Hotel Del Coronado Hotel Lincoln Tom Irwin Rob Katz Terry Kinney Chef Michael Kornick Donna La Pietra Martha Lavey Tracy Letts Limelight Catering Linda Lowy Marcello’s: A Father and Son Restaurant Sandro Miller MK Restaurant Momotaro Motorola Mobility Foundation Amy Morton NBC’s Chicago Fire and Chicago PD Bruce Norris Ogilvy & Mather, Inc. Partytime-HDO Productions, inc. Peacock 9
Jeff Perry David Pisor POP PUBLIC Hotel Chicago The Raleigh Hotel Miami Beach Schiff Hardin LLP Anna D. Shapiro Gary Sinise Jean Smart Sono Wood-Fired Darby Stanchfield Sun-Times Tasty Catering Theatre Development Fund United Airlines Vinci V.I.P. Valet Services, Inc. Whole Foods Wirtz Beverage Illinois Patrick Wilson Bellamy Young
Please note that gifts listed above reflect contributions made as of October 6, 2015. 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 312-654-5617.
Individual Contributors Steppenwolf Associates
Accessibility at Steppenwolf
Comprised of more than 100 young professionals, the Steppenwolf Associates work each season to raise funds for the Steppenwolf for Young Adults program. We salute the governing members for giving generously of their time and resources. Contact Karyn Todd at 312-654-6501 or firstname.lastname@example.org to become a Steppenwolf Associates member today.
Committed to providing services and programming that enhance the experience of guests with disabilities, Steppenwolf is proud to feature:
Executive Officers Aimee Graham* Jonathan Blanc David Blowers, Jr. Bryce Cooper‡ Jeffrey Koh Katherine Nardin
Founding Officers Marissa Bryce Nora Daley Conroy*‡
Executive Committee Jasmine Guy Julia Luscombe Melissa Peralta Shilpa Rupani Jennifer Stuart David Wagener Harriet White
Premier Members Vanessa Abron Kristopher Anderson Jonathan Blanc David Blowers Nicole Bonk Nigel Caine Alexandra Carlson Isaac Colunga ‡ Bryce Cooper ‡ Marissa Downs Nicole Drusinsky Aimee Graham*
Jasmine Guy Adam Keats‡ Andrew Keyt Jeffrey Koh Katie Kowalsky Oren Lund‡ Julia Luscombe Ashley Mintz Marcus Mintz Matthew Muench Katherine Nardin Melissa Peralta Stacy Pepper Ashley Pettit Brett Plyler Shilpa Rupani Francis Sadac‡ Michelle Schlack Tanya Stanfield Jennifer Stuart David Wagener Harriet White
Associate Members Joan Akalaonu Jamie Alexander Jennifer Alexander Nataly Arber Lagin Avery Marjorie Baltazar Levi Beaver Hans Biebl Sarah Bordson Irina Brodskaya Nicholas Casto
Bobby Caton Charlie Caton Iva Cheng Julie Corvo Kara Coyle Jen Daniels Rena Dascal Gia DiGiacobbe Aaron Dues Samantha Feld Jamel Franklin Tara Gillespie Elena Gottreich Jacquelin Greenlea Gregor Gruenthaler Reginald Guy Aja Hardy Rachel Henry Katerina Herder Glynnis Hokenson Ryan Holst Amanda Hope Elizabeth Ingram Nicole Intagliata Mike Jank Calvin King Katja Lemke Joanna Liff Gary Light Jeffery Lula Katherine Lula Kristen Magee Patrick Magee Stuart Martin Jacob May
Kenya Mercer Nick Merker Eric Mosse Ben Noven Kameelah Omar Lauren Pace Michael Parlett Lauren Perlstein David Pruitt Alfredo Ramirez Rissa Reddan John Reddan Joseph Richiusa Amanda Roberts Eugene Romanov Anna Louise Roth Marie Roth Kathryn Rothstein Ariel Sanett Paul Sanett Shannon Seipel Tara Shannon Meredith Shippee Pier Smith Stephanie Smith Jourdan Sorrell Lisa Stevak Jennifer Strojin Lauren Suppes Matthew Unertl Greg Veza Lauren Zadina * Steppenwolf Trustee
‡ Directors Circle Member
• Assistive listening devices in our Downstairs and Upstairs theaters. • Audio-described performances, artistic conversations and touch tours of the stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. • Sign language-interpreted and open-captioned performances for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing.
New! Induction loop in the Downstairs Theatre If you use a hearing aid or cochlear implant that has a T-Coil, feel free to turn it on for the performance! With the help and expertise of Assistive Hearing Systems Ltd., we completed installation of an induction loop on both the main and balcony levels of our Downstairs Theatre in April. If you use the loop, we would love to hear about your experience—we’re still fine-tuning the system, and all feedback is helpful. Please ask any member of our customer service staff for a survey to complete, or email email@example.com. Would you like to utilize or learn more about these services? Audience Services 312-335-1650 | TTY 312-335-3830 | E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Steppenwolf Customer Service Tips Driving to the theater? 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 theater—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 theater 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.
Name a seat in our Downstairs Theatre and create a lasting contribution to Steppenwolf. Your generous donation will be recognized with a permanently engraved plaque on a seat in our Downstairs Theatre.
You can donate a seat in your name, in honor or memory of loved ones, or to commemorate an important anniversary or life event.
For more information contact Eric Evenskaas, Associate Director of Development, at 312-654-5615 or email@example.com.
Lost or Found? On-site? 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. 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 join the conversation at facebook.com/steppenwolftheatre. Have a comment about your overall experience at the theater ? Please ask us for a customer service form to fill out, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Need to contact a patron during a performance? If you need to contact a patron during a performance in our Downstairs or Upstairs Theaters, please call our Concierge Desk at 312-932-2476. Hours: one hour prior to curtain until 15 minutes after curtain call.
Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager. The theater reserves the right to limit admission of children younger than 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. Photo/Video Disclaimer: During your visit, you or members of your family may be filmed, videotaped, and/ or photographed by a Steppenwolf employee, contract photographer or the media. Your attendance at Steppenwolf events serves as permission for the use of your image, or the image of your family members, by Steppenwolf.
Content Disclaimer: Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, ageappropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.
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