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WELCOME TO FAMILIAR I am so proud to welcome you to Familiar by Danai Gurira, a play of great warmth and breadth by a writer whose voice is changing the landscape of American Theatre. A deeply personal work, Familiar carries with it both the popular trope of an immigrant family’s challenges with their new world and the more rare exploration of a legacy so alive that it threatens to pull them all back home. Here at Steppenwolf, we are well versed in the dysfunctional American family play—one could say we made our bones telling the stories of the disenfranchised, blue collar, middle-American white folks whose stories have lit the imagination of this company for decades. American Realism, which has its roots firmly in the exploration of the failings of a capitalist culture as articulated thru the American family, has always been our métier, our calling and our home. How incredible then to be able to celebrate with this production another kind of American family; one whose own history reaches beyond our borders, both geographic and societal, and whose dynamics are made all the more lush and complicated because of it.
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10 BIOS FEATURE 18 CELESTE M. COOPER AND DANAI GURIRA ON FAMILIAR Edited by Greta Honold
EDITOR Paul G. Miller
CONTRIBUTORS Greta Honold Joel Moorman Brianna Parry A.J. Roy Anna D. Shapiro
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The Chinyaramwira’s past walks alongside each of them in different ways as they struggle, like any family, to hold together their individual ideas of what belonging to something really means. What Danai understands (and shares) so beautifully is how what once kept us alive can so quickly become our prison and that, in a family, one cannot go where the others won’t follow. We have to share the story of our shared past if we are to be able to share the wish for our independent future. Our country is stronger and more vital for the multitude of stories it holds as it embraces and welcomes the narratives of other cultures. Steppenwolf will always be a home for these stories and we are grateful to the artists and audiences that join us, and teach us, on this journey. Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director
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Anna D. Shapiro†‡ Artistic Director
David Schmitz Executive Director
STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
By Danai Gurira Directed by Danya Taymor‡
STEPPENWOLF SALUTES THE SPONSORS OF FAMILIAR Major Production Sponsors
FEATURING Cheryl Lynn Bruce*, Celeste M. Cooper*†, Erik Hellman*, Ora Jones*†, Lanise Antoine Shelley*, Luigi Sottile*, Jacqueline Williams*, and Cedric Young*
Grand Production Sponsor Matthew Shapiro Individual Production Sponsors Anne and Don Edwards Joan Hall ComEd is the 2018/19 Season Lighting Sponsor
Kristen Robinson+ Scenic Design Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene+ Costume Design Marcus Doshi+ Lighting Design Justin Ellington+ Sound Design and Musical Direction Somi Composer Michelle Lopez-Rios Dialect Coach Gigi Buffington Company Voice and Text Coach Penny Lane Studios Wig Design Sasha Smith Intimacy Consultant Hallie Gordon Artistic Producer Tom Pearl Director of Production JC Clementz Casting Director Malcolm Ewen* Stage Manager Mary Hungerford* Assistant Stage Manager Familiar is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City, produced the New York City premiere of Familiar in 2016. Familiar was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut. James Bundy, Artistic Director, Victoria Nolan, Managing Director, and received its first public performance on January 30, 2015. 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. ‡m ember of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
CAST AND CONTRIBUTORS
CAST (in alphabetical order)
Cheryl Lynn Bruce* Anne — Mai Carol Celeste M. Cooper*† Nyasha Erik Hellman* Chris Ora Jones*† Marvelous Chinyaramwira — Mai Tendi Lanise Antoine Shelley* Tendikayi Luigi Sottile* Brad Jacqueline Williams* Margaret Munyewa — Mai Tongai Cedric Young* Donald Chinyaramwira — Baba Tendi
Regina Victor Assistant Director Katelynn Barker Design Assistant Lydia Hanchett Additional Properties Dana Nestrick Crafts Artisan Kathryn Takabvirwa Shona Cultural Consultant Devin O’Leary, Adena Rice, and Brophy Tolbert Additional Carpentry Zhanna Albertini, Elyse Balogh, Meghan Erxleben, and Sarah Lewis Additional Paint May Treuhaft-Ali Research Associate Nakia Shalice Avila Stage Management Apprentice and Fellow Hanna Wisner Additional Wardrobe Avo Randruut Mbira Instructor Jared Bellot, Rebekah Camm, Lavina Jadhwani, Lauren Katz, Neel McNeill and Leean Torske Post Show Discussion Moderators
UNDERSTUDIES (in alphabetical order) Renee Lockett Anne — Mai Carol Sam Pearson Chris, Brad Joseph Primes Donald Chinyaramwira — Baba Tendi Eunice Woods Nyasha, Tendikayi Celeste Williams* Marvelous Chinyaramwira, Mai Tendi, Margaret Munyewa — Mai Tongai SETTING Where: Marvelous and Donald’s house. A suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota When: Late 2011 This play will be presented with one intermission. Entry and re-entry to the theater after the performance begins is not guaranteed. There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance.
Special thanks to Gideon Wabuata and Lynnet Ngulube The theater reserves the right to limit admission of children younger than the age of six. As a courtesy to the actors and your fellow patrons, please turn off your cell phones before the performance. 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. †m ember 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.
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FAMILIAR IN REHEARSAL Photography by Joel Moorman
Cast member Cheryl Lynn Bruce
Director Danya Taymor
Cast members Cedric Young, Lanise Antoine Shelley, Jacqueline Williams and Ora Jones*
Cast members Celeste M. Cooper* and Jacqueline Williams
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Cast member Cedric Young
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Cast member Luigi Sottile
Cast members Erik Hellman and Lanise Antoine Shelley
Cast members Celeste M. Cooper*, Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Erik Hellman, Lanise Antoine Shelley and Ora Jones*
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FAMILIAR BIOS Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Anne — Mai Carol) Cheryl Lynn Bruce returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she first appeared as Elizabeth Sandry in The Grapes of Wrath (Broadway, La Jolla Playhouse, National Theatre UK) as well as in The Compass, Head of Passes, Nomathemba, Intimate Apparel and Everyman. Regional stage credits include: Familiar (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company); Hillary and Clinton, The Gospel of Loving Kindness, Snow Queen, Eurydice, Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, Voice of Good Hope (Victory Gardens Theater); From the Mississippi Delta (Northlight Theatre, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage, The Old Globe, Circle-in-the Square); RACE (Lookingglass Theatre Company); The Convert (McCarter Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Kirk Douglas Theatre); Death and the King’s Horseman, Nomathemba (The Kennedy Center); Death and the King’s Horseman, Cry, The Beloved Country, The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove, Oo-Bla-Dee, Trojan Women (Goodman Theatre); Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Harriet Jacobs (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); The Old Settler (Writers Theatre); Gem of the Ocean (Ensemble Theatre); and The Story (Milwaukee Repertory Theater). Film credits include: Daughters of the Dust, Stranger Than Fiction and The Fugitive. Television credits include: Prison Break, There Are No Children Here, Separate but Equal and To Sir with Love, Part 2. “Humbled by and grateful for the boundless love and steadfast support of my family, especially Kerry.”
Celeste M. Cooper (Nyasha) is one of Steppenwolf’s newest ensemble members and performed in Steppenwolf’s world premiere productions of BLKS and The Doppelgänger (an international farce). Other theatre credits include: Barbecue (Strawdog Theatre); Blues for an Alabama Sky (Court Theatre), Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre); Stick Fly (Windy City Playhouse); Never the Sinner (Victory Gardens Theater); The Mecca Tales (Chicago Dramatists); Our Lady of 121st Street, Ruined (Eclipse Theatre Company); and her original one woman shows Fight 4 Your Life, and later The Incredible Cece (MPAACT and Stage 773). TV and Film credits include a recurring role on Chicago PD (NBC), Spike Lee’s Chiraq, Sense8 (NETFLIX), and is leading an upcoming indie feature called Range Runners. Celeste is also an ensemble member and casting associate with Eclipse Theatre Company. She has a B.A. in Speech Communications & Theatre from Tennessee State University and an M.F.A. in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Erik Hellman (Chris) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where he was last seen in the Steppenwolf for Young Adults productions of The Burn, The Crucible, Elephant Man and Huck Finn as well as Honest for Steppenwolf First Look. Recent Chicago credits include Smart People, Marjorie Prime (Writers Theatre); Harvey, One Man Two Govnors (Court Theatre); Miss Bennet (Jeff Nomination, Northlight Theatre); and Luna Gale (Goodman Theatre). Film and television work includes The Dark Knight, The Chicago Code, Boss, Betrayal, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and the upcoming feature
Walden. Erik also co-hosts the Erik and Jessie and Everyone You Know Variety Show which performs regularly at the Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre. Ora Jones (Marvelous Chinyaramwira — Mai Tendi) is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble, where she most recently appeared in The Roommate, The Doppelgänger (an international farce), The Wheel, Three Sisters (Tracy Letts’s adaptation), Middletown, The Brother/Sister Plays, The Unmentionables, The Violet Hour, The Crucible and Morningstar. Broadway credits include Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Matilda the Musical. Chicago credits include Animal Crackers, Proof, The Beard of Avon (Goodman Theatre); Henry VIII, Sunday in the Park with George, The Madness of George III, Twelfth Night, A Flea in Her Ear (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); My Kind of Town (TimeLine Theatre); Execution of Justice (About Face Theatre); Our Town (Writers Theatre); and Rasheeda Speaking (Rivendell Theatre). New York and regional credits include the Manhattan Theatre Club, the Public Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, The Weston Playhouse, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and Next Act Theatre. Film and television credits include Betrayal, Chicago Fire, Consumed, Were the World Mine and Stranger Than Fiction. Lanise Antoine Shelley (Tendikayi) is an actor and director. Chicago credits include Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Backroom Shakespeare and Victory Gardens Theater. Regional credits include American Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theater, Book-It Repertory Theater, Seattle Repertory Theater, Outside the Wire, Kansas
City Repertory Theatre and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Favorite shows during her years as resident company member at Milwaukee Repertory Theater include Eurydice, The Glass Menagerie, Gem of the Ocean, King Lear, Young Lady From Rwanda and The Crucible. International credits include Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s Chicago Fellow 2016. Film and television credits include Chicago Fire (NBC) and Discovery World. Training includes an MFA from ART/ MXAT at Harvard University, BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, certificate from BADA in Oxford, England. Luigi Sottile (Brad) is grateful to be working at Steppenwolf Theatre Company on this wonderful play. Chicago credits include The Tempest, Othello, Shakespeare In Love (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); The Book Of Will (Northlight Theatre); and Hundreds And Hundreds Of Stars (Goodman Theatre). Regional credits include The Way Of The World (Folger Theatre); Sex With Strangers (Signature Theatre DC); Zombie The American (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company); A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); The Three Sisters, Cyrano (Arden Theatre); Seminar (Philadelphia Theatre Co.); An Ideal Husband (Walnut Street Theatre); Angels In America, In the Next Room: The Vibrator Play (Wilma Theater); The Cherry Orchard and Nathan The Wise (People’s Light). Television credits include Chicago PD. Jacqueline Williams (Margaret Munyewa — Mai Tongai) Steppenwolf Theatre Company credits include The Christians, Airline Highway, Head of Passes (also at the Mark Taper Forum opposite Phylicia Rashad), Hot L Baltimore and The Brother/Sister Plays. She has worked for many years at Bios 11
Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre and Victory Gardens Theater. Recent shows include Father Comes Home From the Wars and Skeleton Crew. She has toured with Crowns and with the Market Theatre of Johannesburg. New York credits include Young Man From Atlanta (Broadway); From the Mississippi Delta (Oprah Winfrey coproduced), The Talented Tenth and Mill Fire (Off-Broadway). Film and television credits include the cast of Turks, the upcoming recurring Mrs. Brown on The Chi, Officer Becerra on Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago PD, Warden Myers on Empire, Prison Break, Heartlock, The Break Up and The Lake House. “Her greatest blessing is her daughter Kara.” Cedric Young (Donald Chinyaramwira — Baba Tendi) is happy to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Familiar. He was previously seen in The Song of Jacob Zulu, A Clockwork Orange, A Fair Country, No Place Like Home, Wishes Suspicions and Secret Ambitions, in addition to Master Harold and The Boys twice for the outreach stage. He has made recent appearances at Drury Lane Theatre in 42nd Street. He also appeared in Upstairs Concierge, Carlyle, Mary and Dartmoor Prison (Goodman Theatre); Race (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Jitney (Court Theatre); and regionally in The Piano Lesson, Fences and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone. Cedric has many film and television credits including a recurring role in Showtime’s hit show The Chi. “Love to Mary 241 in time.”
Danai Gurira (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright and actress. As a playwright, her works include In the Continuum (OBIE Award, Outer Critics Award, Helen Hayes Award), Eclipsed (Tony Award Nomination: Best Play; NAACP Award; Helen Hayes Award: Best New Play; Connecticut Critics Circle Award: Outstanding Production of a Play), and The Convert (six Ovation Awards, Los Angeles Outer Critics Award). Her newest play, Familiar, received its world premiere at Yale Rep in 2015, and premiered in New York at Playwrights Horizons in February of 2016. She is a recipient of the Sam Norkin Award at the 2016 Drama Desk Awards, a Whiting Award, a Hodder Fellow, and has been commissioned by Yale Rep, Center Theatre Group, Playwrights Horizons, and the Royal Court. As an actor, Gurira was most recently seen in Marvel’s blockbuster phenomenon Black Panther as “General Okoye” and reprised the role in another blockbuster sensation Avengers: Infinity War in April 2018. Gurira currently stars as “Michonne” on AMC’s The Walking Dead (NAACP Image Award nomination). Other select acting credits include the films All Eyez on Me (NAACP Image Award nomination), The Visitor, Mother of George and the NYS&F’s Measure for Measure (Equity Callaway Award.) Gurira is currently adapting Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book Americanah into a miniseries. Born in the US to Zimbabwean parents and raised in Zimbabwe, she holds an M.F.A. from Tisch, NYU and serves as an ambassador for Bono’s ONE campaign. She is also the founder of LOGpledge.org, an awarenessbuilding campaign focused on the plights of women and girls around the globe; and the co-founder of Almasi Arts, which works to give access and opportunity to the African Dramatic Artist. almasiartsalliance.org. Twitter/Instagram: @danaigurira. Facebook: @DanaiGuriraOfficial.
Danya Taymor (Director) is thrilled to be returning to Steppenwolf. Recent work: Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over (Steppenwolf/Lincoln Center); Martyna Majok’s queens (Lincoln Center); Korde Tuttle’s Graveyard Shift (Goodman), Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Everybody (Juilliard); Justin Kuritzkes’ The Sensuality Party (The New Group); Brian Watkins’ Wyoming, My Daughter Keeps Our Hammer and Legom’s I Hate Fucking Mexicans (The Flea; cotranslation). Her production of Pass Over was filmed by Spike Lee at Steppenwolf and premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and is streaming on Amazon Prime. Taymor is an alumna of the Women’s Project Lab, Sundance Theatre Lab, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Van Lier Fellowship and the 2050 Fellowship at New York Theatre Workshop. She is an artist in residence at Theatre for a New Audience, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre and an associate artist at The Flea. Upcoming work: Jeremy O. Harris’ Daddy (Vineyard Theatre/ The New Group). Kristen Robinson (Scenic Design) is a New York based set designer whose work ranges from site-specific installations to outdoor Shakespeare. She is thrilled to be working at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for the first time. Selected credits include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime (Actors Theatre of Louisville); A Flea In Her Ear (Westport Country Playhouse); Ethel (Alliance Theater); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Great Lakes Theatre/Idaho Shakespeare Festival/Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival); Porto (WP Theater); West Side Story (Barrington Stage Company); Heart of Darkness (Baryshnikov Arts Center); and Minor Character (Under the Radar Festival). Her design for Rapture Blister Burn at The Wilma Theatre won the 2015 Barrymore Award for Best Set Design.
A Princess Grace Fellow, she holds her MFA from Yale. You can see her work at kristenrobinsondesign.com. USA829. Ntokozo Fuzunina Kunene (Costume Design) is a South African costume and production designer based in New York City. Recent credits include: Master Harold and the Boys (The Round House Theatre); Dutch Masters (Partial Comfort Productions); The Homecoming Queen (The Atlantic Theatre); The Winter’s Tale, On the Grounds of Belonging, Wild Goose Dreams (The Public Theatre); and Autumn (The Billie Holiday Theatre). Film credits include BRAVE music video (Spike Lee, dir.), Forever Tree (Alrick Brown, dir.) and Two Birds (Prashanth Kamalakanthan, dir). She is a Visiting Assistant Professor in Theatre at Colgate University. She has earned an MFA in Design for Stage and Film from NYU. fuzunina.com Marcus Doshi (Lighting Design) designs for theatre, dance, opera, and nonperformance-based work. His designs have been seen internationally at The Barbican, Festival Lyric d’Aix-en-Provence, La Comédie Française, La Monnaie, Venice Biennale, Dutch National Opera, Holland Festival, Canadian Opera Company, Sydney Festival, National Theatre of Sarajevo and many others. He has worked in the US with most major regional theatres and opera companies, and in Chicago with Steppenwolf Theatre Company (BLKS, Mary Page Marlowe, Visiting Edna, Linda Vista, You Got Older, Pass Over—including the Spike Lee film), Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Marcus is also a frequent collaborator with Theatre for a New Audience in NYC where he most recently designed The Winter’s Tale. He has degrees from Wabash College and Yale Drama, and is an Associate Professor of Theatre at Northwestern. marcusdoshi.com Bios 13
Justin Ellington (Sound Design and Musical Direction) is elated to make his Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut with Familiar. Chicago credits include Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), Until The Flood, How To Catch Creation (Goodman Theater); and Black Nativity (Congo Square). Additional credits include The House That Will Not Stand, Fetch Clay Make Man (New York Theatre Workshop); Pipeline, Pass Over, Other Desert Cities (Lincoln Center); He Brought Her Heart Back In A Box, Winter’s Tale (TFANA); and The Pride (MCC). Guthrie Theatre, Alliance Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre of London. “Love you, Mom and Dad.” Somi (Composer) is an acclaimed vocalist and composer born in Illinois to immigrants from Uganda and Rwanda. She is known for her wide-ranging vocal technique, her original blend of modern jazz with African musics, and the innate poetry of her songwriting that often gives voice to issues of social justice, transnationalism, womanhood and global constructions of Blackness. Her latest recording, Petite Afrique (Sony/ OKeh), marks her sixth release. Recently winning a 2018 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album, it is a timely song cycle about the dignity of immigrants and the gentrification of Harlem’s vibrant West African quarter. Her guest collaborators on her albums include Common, Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masekela and Aloe Blacc. Somi is a TED Senior Fellow, a 2018 Doris Duke USA Fellow, an inaugural Association of Performing Arts Presenters Fellow and former Artistin-Residence at Park Avenue Armory, Baryshnikov Arts Center and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance. Currently, Somi is touring internationally with her band while developing a modern jazz play about the legendary singer-activist Miriam Makeba that will premiere in Fall 2018. In her heart of 14 Bios
hearts, Somi is an East African Midwestern girl who loves family, poetry and freedom. Gigi Buffington (Company Voice and Text Coach) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where her credits include Downstate, The Doppelgänger (an international farce), Guards at the Taj, The Minutes, Hir, Pass Over, Linda Vista, Mary Page Marlowe and John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. Other credits include Mary Page Marlowe, Straight White Men (Second Stage, Broadway); Pass Over (LCT3); Coriolanus (Red Bull Theatre Company); The Tempest (LaMaMa); The Merchant Of Venice, 500 year commemoration of the Jewish Ghetto (Venice, Italy); Elizabeth R: texts & beheadings (Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Folger Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet (with David Tennant and Patrick Stewart), Love’s Labour’s Lost, (The Royal Shakespeare Company); The Maids (director) Pericles, Othello, An Iliad, The Seagull, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet and Richard III (American Players Theater). She is an Associate Arts Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She is a member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA and VASTA. Penny Lane Studios (Wig Design) consists of Samantha Umstead, Emily Young, Coral Gable and Christine Conley. They are honored to have worked with Steppenwolf Theatre Company since Good People in 2012. Other notable Steppenwolf credits include John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Mary Page Marlowe and Head of Passes. Most recently they have designed wigs and hair for The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Lookingglass Theatre Company); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Northlight Theatre); and Twelfth Night (Writers Theatre). In addition to being a wig studio, Penny Lane is a full service hair salon in Logan Square. Visit pennylanechicago.com and follow us on Instagram @pennylanewigs and @pennylanestudios.
Sasha Smith (Intimacy Consultant) is beyond thrilled to be back at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She has been a violence and intimacy choreographer in Chicago for the last 6 years. Some of her past credits include There’s Always The Hudson (The Goodman); Homos, or Everyone in America (Pride Arts and Films); Bull in a China Shop (About Face); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital of New York City (Route 66 Theatre Company); The Toilet (Haven Theater); Ideation, Octagon (Jackalope Theatre Company); Johanna Faustus (The Hypocrites); the Jeff award nominated Murder Ballad and the Jeff Award winning The Wild Party (Bailiwick Chicago). She is also an actor around the city and a graduate from Columbia College Chicago. Michelle Lopez-Rios (Dialect Coach) is delighted to be working with Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Regional credits include Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3), Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre); Julius Caesar, Mojada (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Foreigner (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); The Brothers Size, Lobby Hero, The Train Driver (Milwaukee Chamber Theatre); Crumbs from the Table of Joy (Renaissance Theaterworks); Othello, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors and Hamlet (Houston Shakespeare Festival). She is an actor, director, activist and Associate Professor of Voice and Speech at The Theatre School at DePaul University. Malcolm Ewen (Production Stage Manager) has worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1987 and his credits include The Doppelgänger (an international farce), BLKS, The Christians, Mary Page Marlowe, John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Airline Highway, Russian
Transport, American Buffalo, The Tempest and Man From Nebraska. He has taken four Steppenwolf Theatre Company shows to Broadway including The Grapes of Wrath and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? both of which won Tony Awards. Also on Broadway, he was the Production Stage Manager of Paul Simon’s musical The Capeman. He serves on the Council of Actors’ Equity Association. He is a recipient of the Del Hughes Award for lifetime achievement in stage management given by the Stage Manager’s Association of the United States. A graduate of Amherst College, he returns every summer to Vermont to direct at the Weston Playhouse. Mary Hungerford (Assistant Stage Manager), who uses she/her/hers pronouns, is excited to be collaborating with this incredible group of artists on Familiar. Other Steppenwolf Theatre Company credits include You Got Older, Hir, Ironbound, Buena Vista, The Drunken City, Penelope and The March. Chicago stage management credits include productions with Lookingglass Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and TimeLine Theatre. Regional credits include the 2016-2017 tour of Lookingglass’s Moby Dick to Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Costa Mesa, CA. Mary is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and an alumna of Northwestern University. “Endless thanks to Jeff and Kelley.” Anna D. Shapiro (Artistic Director) joined the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2005 and was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London). She was nominated in 2011 in the same category for The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater). Other directing credits at Steppenwolf include The Minutes, Visiting Edna, Mary Page Marlowe, Three Sisters, A Parallelogram, Up, Bios 15
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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 as well as on the boards of the League of Chicago Theatres and Arts Alliance Illinois. David is a former board member for the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and 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.
The Crucible, The Unmentionables (also at Yale Repertory Theatre), The Pain and the Itch (also in New York), I Never Sang for My Father, Man from Nebraska, Purple Heart (also in Galway, Ireland), The Drawer Boy, Side Man (also in Ireland, Australia and Vail, Colorado), Three Days of Rain, The Infidel and This Is Our Youth (which transferred to Broadway). Other Broadway credits include Of Mice and Men (with James Franco) and Fish in the Dark (with Larry David). OffBroadway credits include Domesticated (Lincoln Center). She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia. She is a full professor in Northwestern University’s Department of Theatre.
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Danya: My way into the play is through my relationship to my mom, it definitely reminds me of Nyasha’s relationship to her mother. Part of the reason directing this play thrilled me so much is that to work on it feels like composing a love letter to my mom, and really my whole family. We definitely love and fight in a similar way to the Chinyaramwiras.
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Celeste: I connect to this story in many different ways, which is so exciting as an actor because it lays out a nice blueprint to build off of. These are some strong, powerful, and super complex characters much like some of my own family members. For example Donald’s compassion reminds me a lot of my mother, Auntie Maggie’s constant support and hustle reminds me of one of my sisters, Brad’s demeanor reminds me of a few people, and the list goes on. These connections make the play personal and familiar to me. Personally, I feel the strongest connection with Tendi and Nyasha in my real life. Both Tendi and I are spiritual versus religious, we don’t curse in our day to
day life, we’re mindful about romantic relationships, and we’re focused and responsible individuals. Nyasha and I are both the youngest, we share artistic qualities, and the desire to become more in touch with our ancestral backgrounds. I love Nyasha’s bold approach to seeking knowledge about her heritage. Oh and I don’t do feng shui… well not yet, but I am all about bringing good energy to a space. Another thing I love about this play is that it’s a play about sisters. I am extremely close with my older sisters to the point that it breaks my heart when I hear people say they don’t get along with their siblings. Although there is lots of drama in this story, as in any family… there is also a lot of love. This family really loves each other. So the love and the sister dynamics really grab me.
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Greta: Can you talk a bit about how you personally connect to the characters and the story?
celebrate… are fascinating, and of course show up in the play.
Danya: Absolutely, and the play also asks questions about what is inherited and passed down from one generation to another, for better or worse. What a parent chooses to hold sacred or discard will deeply influence the identity of their child. In many ways, this play is My mom is the also an exploration daughter of of nature versus Russian Jews who nurture—how fled Russia and do we form our settled in Mexico identities? Through City, where my my relationship mother was born with my mother? and raised. After Through my medical school, my language? mom came to the Country? States and did her Religion? What residency at UCSF, makes someone met my father, and “American”? had two kids in This play, set in “THESE ARE SOME STRONG, this country. But I 2011, is certainly wonder sometimes POWERFUL, AND SUPER in conversation if my mom feels COMPLEX CHARACTERS.” with the political like she is a little bit climate of 2018, country-less. but it is also I also identify with Nyasha when she deeply focused on the personal: demands that her parents explain what does it mean to be a member why they didn’t teach her Shona. Like of a family? Marvelous, Margaret and Donald, Celeste: Language is an interesting my mom had her reasons, and they way in. I grew up in a middle class are complicated. Learning Spanish is African American family with parents actually something that changed my raised in different classes growing up. life and definitely brought us closer. I also went to predominately white Greta: As we reflect on our own schools. As a child, I would try to blend families, these questions of assimilation into each school and every social and what along the way you choose event, but I was always marked as different. In white spaces it was always to retain, discard, hold sacred, hide,
has created. She has passionately brought a story that is both deeply African and deeply American to the stage. Through the specificity and open vulnerability and humor with which she writes these characters and shares their story, she has captured the essence of what it is to be part of a family. I think that Familiar will also cause some audience members to question who they think they can relate to and why they might feel like they are different from another human being. That there is no need to “other” people because we’re all human, here in a space together.
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about my skin color, how I pronounced Shona and don’t seem to pass down certain words differently from them any Zimbabwe traditions. I’m sure they because of what my family picked up thought it was the best thing, but was it from the south, or I was just ignored. the best thing for Tendi and Nyasha? I don’t think so. In high school, I was surrounded by more students that looked like me, but Danya: I did learn Spanish. It took me some of them made me feel different like ten years to learn it. I am fluent, because I “talked white” meaning I was but still get selftoo articulate conscious because and I didn’t I’m not a native know any cool speaker. I don’t slang. However, think people know everything that I’m necessarily changed when American when I stopped trying I speak Spanish, to be the best but they know that Chameleon. I there’s something realized I needed there. And it makes to stop trying me a little selfto be seen as conscious. A lot whatever people of this has to do wanted me to be with perception: a before I lost track constant struggle of all the unique, between the way beautiful reasons you think others see that make me… you and the way me. I hold sacred “A CONSTANT STRUGGLE you see yourself. my relationship BETWEEN THE WAY YOU THINK That is definitely with Papa God, OTHERS SEE YOU AND THE WAY in the play. I celebrate life, Especially for the YOU SEE YOURSELF. THAT IS first-generation, people, and everyone that DEFINITELY IN THE PLAY.” for Marvelous and encouraged me Donald, we see to just be myself. how they have I don’t think anyone can possibly live made a space for themselves and their a fulfilling life, if they are working so family in this country. You also see what hard to fit into some box. Boxes aren’t they have given up in order to do that. meant for people. We are all blends Greta: What do you hope that audiences of so many things, that it’s important are thinking about and talking about to respect your beliefs and traditions after the show? at all time. And to happily show them to the world. I find it heartbreaking Danya: I hope that everyone in the that the characters Marvelous and audience can feel their family onstage— Donald don’t teach their children that is part of the genius of what Danai
Celeste: Oh yes... I agree with everything Danya said. This is such a human story. Danai did an excellent job writing three dimensional characters, that I don’t think you can just identify with only one of them. A white middle class audience member might identify more with the middle to upper class Zimbabwean characters Marvelous and Donald, or perhaps their Zimbabwean American kids versus the white lower class characters Brad and Chris. Unlike other plays with a cast like ours, race is not the focus of Danai’s beautiful play. There are so many things an audience member can connect with. For instance, the romantic relationship between Tendi and Chris, which is so strong and real and central to the play. The beauty of a relationship is being with someone who is nothing like you, coming from two different worlds and finding the joy and love in that. They’re encouraging, exposing, and helping each other be the best versions of themselves. It’s true throughout the show, but especially with that couple. Love conquers all. Being exposed to different mindsets is a beautiful thing.
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Directors Circle Committee helps steward and grow the theater’s largest donor program. Gail Steingold, Chair Patricia Bobb Janyce D. Brengel Bryce Cooper Beth Boosalis Davis* Greg Desmond Ritu Dhingra Stacy Fleming Aimee Graham Arnold Horwich Judith Horwich Rebecca Johnston Sherri Kayser Michael LaTona Karen Levine Susan Lichtenstein Stephanie Linn Beth Loeb Toni Sandor Smith Gail Straus Frances E. Tuite
2019 Gala Steppenwolf’s Gala Co-Chairs plan the signature fundraising event led by the theater’s Board of Trustees. Kate Arrington Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers Pam and Dennis D. Howarter* Sandra Marquez
Women in the Arts Luncheon Committee spearheads our annual fundraising event, honoring leading artists in theater, film and television.
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Young Adult Council, a unique after-school program for high school students, immerses them in Steppenwolf’s operations and organizes events for their peers around Steppenwolf productions. Courtland Anderson Jocelyn Arrieta Amy Deng Dream Drummer Ayla Ellenbogen Ines Garcia-Valdivia Ethan Gordon Grace Hanson Audrey Jacobs Eileen Keller Morgan Kingsley Gywneth Lemaster Jacqueline Moreno Spencer O’Brien Amber O’Sullivan Nikhil Patel Angel Rhone Izareza Rodriguez Jairo Saucedo Tia Smith Tyra Smith Maiya Swedberg Ramman Taksh Kelsey Vital Natalie Wexler Liam Young
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Steppenwolf Associates Comprised of more than 70 young professionals, the Steppenwolf Associates work each season to raise funds for Steppenwolf Education. We salute the Associates for giving generously of their time and resources. Contact Samantha Price and A.J. Roy at firstname.lastname@example.org to become a Steppenwolf Associates member today. Associates Board Members Jonathan Blanc Isaac Colunga Clyde C. Compton Aimee Graham Rachel Henry Elizabeth Ingram Jeffrey Koh Julia Luscombe
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Allan Waite David Wagener Harriet White Andre Williams Founding Officers Marissa Bryce Nora Daley
ENDOWMENT SPONSORS Hope Abelson Fund for New Play Development Artistic Endowment established through the Leading National Theatres Program, a joint initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Ruth D. and Ken M. Davee New Works Fund Douglas R. Brown Playwright/ Director Endowment Fund Ford Foundation Artistic and General Operating Endowment Funds
Richard and Mary L. Gray Production Endowment Fund John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund for the Development of New Work The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Daniel E. McLean National and International Production Fund Avy and Marcie Stein Sustaining Fund for the Ensemble Steppenwolf Board Designated Endowment Fund
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Endowment Fund created with Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust Nancy L. Wald Production Endowment Fund John and Carol Walter Production Endowment Fund
Anonymous Valerie and Joseph Abel Robert C. Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Marvin and Joyce Berman Norma Borcherding Douglas R. Brown Barbara L. Dean Janice and Rob Esser Robert H. Glaze
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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 Nelson D. Cornelius Jo Hopkins Deutsch
Marjorie Douglas James F. Oates Andrea Romain and Cleo V. Orthel
Rose L. and Sidney N. Shure Nancy L. Wald
HONOR AND MEMORIAL GIFTS In Honor of Kate Arrington Jean Arrington In Honor of Susan Berghoef Lisa Kornick In Honor of Henry Bienen Shirley and Patrick G. Ryan In Honor of Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore Stacy Stahl In Honor of Leslie Bradberry Jennifer Baryl In Honor of Nora Daley Shawn M. Donnelley J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation In Honor of Josephine Eva Desir Charlotte Durot In Honor of Jessie Fisher and Erik Hellman Lisa M. Fisher In Honor of Jimmy Freund Maureen Eisenberg In Honor of Noreen Gallagher Deborah Levinson In Honor of Evan Hatfield Frank Chanen Paul Rink In Honor of Stephanie Heller Roselyn Friedman Terrence Walsh
In Honor of the Lefkofskys and Kalts Laura and Scott Eisen In Honor of Emily Moss and Josh Engel Michele Heist In Honor of Dr. Kenneth Rottman Alan Rottman In Honor of Cari Sacks Madeleine Grynsztejn In Honor of Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Anita and Jamie Orlikoff In Honor of Eli Spiegel Donna Spiegel In Honor of Sai Vavricek Eileen Vavricek In Honor of Susan Warrington Barbara L. and Richard C. Barrett Marilee Kovacs In Honor of Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and William Wolf Andrew Block and Julie Nerenberg In Memory of George S. Brengel Janyce D. Brengel In Memory of Betty Carlson Tracy Goepel In Memory of Kati Hastings Anonymous
In Memory of Norton H. Kay Sandra Blau In Memory of Abby S. MagdovitzWasserman Dr. David Wasserman In Memory of John Mahoney Mark and Frances Mann Nancy Parkinson Richard Turner Jennifer Yven In Memory of Mariann Mayberry Daniel Alan Balsam Ruth Mandel In Memory of James W. Ray and James W. Ray, Jr. Nancy Ray In Memory of Henry Ross Benjamin and Emily Bunker In Memory of Rose L. Shure Shure Incorporated 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 Memory of Irwin L. Watzer Bobbie Meyers In Memory of Diane Zientek The Schirato Family
CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTORS
LEAD INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS
Grand Benefactors ($100,000+) Allstate Insurance Company* The Crown Family ‡ The Davee Foundation‡ Lefkofsky Family Foundation‡ John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation‡* The Negaunee Foundation Polk Bros. Foundation*‡ Roy Cockrum Foundation Shubert Foundation, Inc. Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust‡ United Airlines The Wallace Foundation‡ Zell Family Foundation‡
These individuals provide inspirational annual support for productions, education programs and general operations and help safeguard Steppenwolf’s international reputation for artistic excellence and innovation.
Benefactors ($50,000 – $99,999) Anonymous Paul M. Angell Foundation ComEd Conagra Brands Foundation Julius Frankel Foundation The Harris Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. King Harris Kathy Harris Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Szokol Mr. and Mrs. William Friend Mr. and Mrs. John Harris Illinois Arts Council, a state agency J.P.Morgan* National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust* The Orlebeke Foundation PwC Smart Family Foundation of Illinois Vinci Producers ($25,000 – $49,999) Anonymous (2) Alphawood Foundation American Express Ameriprise Financial Archer Daniels Midland Company The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation
The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events DLA Piper LLP (US) The Field Foundation of Illinois Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Greenberg Traurig LLP Grosvenor Capital Management BMO Harris Bank* Walter E. Heller Foundation The Joyce Foundation Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Prince Charitable Trusts J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Sage Foundation Schiff Hardin LLP Searle Family Trust Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation‡ Sidley Austin LLP‡ Gary Sinise Foundation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Patrons ($10,000 – $24,999) Anonymous (2) Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Ambassador Chicago Baker McKenzie BNY Mellon Wealth Management Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc. Blitstein Family Foundation The Boeing Company Helen Brach Foundation Buchanan Family Foundation Citadel LLC CNA Financial Corporation* CRC Swett Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Eversheds Sutherland Faegre Baker Daniels Graycor, Inc. Green Courte Partners, LLC
* Corporations and foundations that have made employee matching gifts
GrubHub Illinois Tool Works Foundation Make It Better Media Marsh Private Client Services Mayer Brown LLP McKinsey & Company, Inc. Melcher Charitable Foundation Newcastle Limited Norcon, Inc Pepsico Foundation Precision Control Systems Rhoades Foundation Ropes & Gray LLP Dr. Scholl Foundation Seigle Family Foundation Siragusa Family Foundation The Smithburg Family Foundation John and Carol Walter Family Foundation William Blair & Company, LLC The Williams Capital Group, L.P. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Winston & Strawn, LLP Sustainers ($5,000 – $9,999) Aon Baird Modestus Bauer Foundation Baxter International Inc.* Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Claridge House Philip H. Corboy Foundation Grainger Foundation John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Irving Harris Foundation Hotel Lincoln Ice Miller LLP Karkomi Family Foundation Loop Capital Markets Mendelsohn Legal, Inc. Nordstrom Reynolds Family Foundation Sahara Enterprises, Inc. Suite Home Chicago Louis & Nellie Sieg Fund
Premier Patrons ($50,000+) Anonymous Julie and Roger Baskes‡ Leigh and Henry Bienen Andrew and Amy Bluhm Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein Douglas R. Brown Phil and Mary Beth Canfield Ann and Richard Carr Joyce Chelberg Elizabeth H. Connelly Caroline and Keating Crown Nora Daley and Sean Conroy Rich and Margery Feitler Amy and Cameron Findlay ‡ King and Caryn Harris John Hart and Carol Prins‡ Pam and Dennis D. Howarter Liz and Eric Lefkofsky ‡ Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy ‡ Mary and Bill Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr. Pam and Ashley Netzky Anne and Don Phillips‡ Cari and Michael J. Sacks‡ Robert and Louise Sanborn Elliot A. Stultz Bryan Traubert and Penny Pritzker John and Carol Walter Helen Zell
Grand Patrons ($25,000 – $49,999) Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and Bill Wolf Kent and Liz Dauten Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly ‡ Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot Ethel and Bill Gofen Richard and Mary L. Gray ‡ Bob and Amy Greenebaum‡ Mrs. John M. Hartigan Marian, Fruman and Lisa Jacobson Steven D. Loucks‡ Andrew Keyt Jim and Kay Mabie‡ Holly and Matt Maloney Mr. and Ms. David E. Mendelsohn Verett Mims Christopher and Eileen Murphy Randy and Susi Rowe Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Manny Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez Sue and Harry Seigle Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Shapiro‡ Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Bill and Orli Staley
Distinguished Patrons ($15,000 – $24,999) Andy and Sue Arnold Carole L. Brown Beth Boosalis Davis and Maxwell S. Davis Donald and Anne Edwards Valerie and Paul Goodrich Juliette Feld and Andrew Grossman Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill Joan Hall Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Perry and Cathy Iverson Jeffrey Maling and Rebecca Johnston The Krammer Family Tracy Letts Kate and William Macdonald L. Heather Mitchell and Kenny Mitchell Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Merle Reskin Benjamin Rosenthal Ms. Elizabeth Schubert Stephanie B. Smith and Gerald Smith
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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. Donors with ‡ have made a generous multi-year pledge. To join this distinguished group, call Jessica Gretch at 312-654-5672 or e-mail email@example.com. Patrons ($10,000 – $14,999) Anonymous Betty Bradshaw Michael and Cathy Brennan Carol and Douglas Cohen Aimee Graham and Nigel Caine Mary and Paul Finnegan Stacy and Ian Fleming John and Katherine Fox Leslie and Matthew Gray Jon Michael Hill Jeffrey Maling and Rebecca Johnston Brad and Kim Keywell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad Mr. John M. Schwolsky Amrit and Gurpreet Singh Toni Sandor Smith Marcie and Avy Stein Frances E. Tuite Nina B. Winston Susan and Robert A. Wislow Ronald and Geri Yonover Sustainers ($5,000 – $9,999) Anonymous (5) David and Suzanne Arch Gustavo Bamberger and Martha Van Haitsma Gerry Barad and Tamara Holder Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Berman Janyce D. Brengel Lois Browning Gia and Isaac Colunga Jerry and Josephine Conlon Liam and Francesca Connell Laura and Scott Eisen Mary M. Emerson Tom and Pat Erickson Becki and Scott Etzler Kenneth and Bonnie Feld Jane Fleming and Melinda Kempton David and Noreen Ann Gallagher Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg Marcy and Harry Harczak Ms. Joan Harris Mrs. Louise Hart Michael and Mona Heath Fund Judy and Jay Heyman
David Hiller David and Susan Kalt Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck Jen and Brad Keck Stephen Kriegel and Family Christine and Michael LaTona Mr. Marvin J. Leavitt and Ms. Susan Karkomi Susan Lichtenstein and John Rokacz Brian Lukanic and Kelly Dixon Amos and Anat Madanes Howard and Sandy Nagelberg Mr. and Ms. Dave Obenauer Mr. and Ms. Amit Parekh Ashley and Noah Pettit Jennifer and Perry Pinto Burton X. and Sheli Rosenberg Ms. Doris D. Roskin Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr. David and Susan Schmid Mr. and Ms. Ilan Shalit Jeffrey Singer and Patricia Carman Gail and Eugene Steingold Matthew Steinmetz Jacqueline Tilton Richard and Elaine Tinberg Donna and Dirk Vos Michael and January Ward Robert and Susan Warrington Dr. David Wasserman Lorrayne and Steve Weiss Benefactors ($2,000 – $4,999) Anonymous (13) Mr. and Mrs. John Aalbregtse Kathi and Roger Adams Kim and David Adler Jack J. Adrian Karen and Scott Alexander Polly Allen Nicholas and Kathleen Amatangelo Kimball Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Robert C. Anderson Robert Anderson and Joanna Nicholas Robert and Marilyn Arensman Stephanie and Dana Arnett
Jeffrey S. Arnold and Ellen J. Neely Paula Ausick Edgar Bachrach Richard and Janice Bail Andy and Stephanie Baker ‡ Sharon Baker Yuri and Elena Balasanov John and Caroline Ballantine Catherine Bannister Merrill and Alice Barden Cynthia Barginere Laura Barnett Solomon and Camila Barnett Bob and Trish Barr Mr. Sebastian Barrack Jennifer Baryl Sandra Bass Dee Beaubien Martha and Al Belmonte Bruce and Debbie Bentcover Shirley and Tom Berchou‡ Susen H. Berg and James C. Berg Louis and Jacqueline Bernstein Ron and Colleen Bess Jeff Bethke and Leah Vaselopulos Nicholas Biederman Jon Blanc Shaun and Andy Block Patricia C. Bobb Norman and Virginia Bobins Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski‡ Benjamin Bove Stanley and Anne Boychuck Doug Bradbury Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Braun Robert and Joell Brightfelt ‡ Marissa and Tim Brinkley Robert and Mary Briscoe Reid Brody and Sally Schwartz-Brody Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brooks Dawn and Harmon Brown George and Joyce Brown‡ David and Michelle Buck Phil Burgess and Jim Nutter John D. and Leslie Henner Burns Timothy Burroughs and Barbara Smith Michael and Merle Cahan David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo Joseph and Cory Cancila‡
Bobby Cannavale Sheila J. Chapman William and Nicole Cheeseman Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green Dr. Rosalyn A. Chrenka and Ralph P. Maffucci Michael and Stephanie Chu Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke Dana Green and Thomas Clancy Zac and Lesley N. Cochran Michael and Edie Cohen Elizabeth O'Connor Cole Thomas and Katherine Coleman Steven and Caralynn Collens Ed Cook and Melissa Perrett Cook‡ J. Gorman Cook and Carole Kohout Bryce Cooper Merle R. Cooper Lisa and Brian Cornell Deb and Denny Cowhey Patricia Cox, Katie and Will Hunckler Winnie and Bob Crawford Alayna Washington Crenshaw Phyllis Cretors James Curley and Isabel O'Connell Carl and Cynthia Curry Daniel R. Cyganowski Dean and Lori Czuma Stephen F. Danziger Judy and Tapas K. Das Gupta Marlowe Davis Diane Dawson Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher Scott Delman Greg Desmond and Michael Segobiano Donald Deutsch Gautam and Ritu Dhingra Roberta S. Dillon Ms. Cari Dinneen Carmelita Dockery, PhD Patricia and Richard Doonan Philip and Marsha Dowd Raymond and Marybeth Drake Erin and Ian Drury Dr. Steven B. Edelstein George Engeln Malcolm D. Ewen Juliet and Marc Fallah Maurice Fantus and Judith Aiello Demitri and Pamela Fardelos David and Mary Farkas Mr. and Ms. Michael Fassnacht Randall Fearnow and Beth Compton Harris J. Feldman, M.D. Roxanne Hori and Robert Felsenthal
Carol and Steven Felsenthal Richard and Linda Filler Peter and Joanne Fischer Sara Stern and Ted J. Fishman‡ Steven Florsheim and Jennifer Friedes Lisa and John Folkers Kim M. Folta Cory and Cyndi Fosco Daniel J. Rubin and Karen Frederick Jim and Sandy Freeburg Kate and Michael Fridholm Ms. Sara Friedle and Mr. Michael Towler Kate Friedlob Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Friedman Susan Fuchs, M.D.‡ Leonard Gail and Robin Steans Denise Michelle Gamble Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Lisa Garling and Jeff Miller Gigi Gamauf Gavron and Dr. Joseph Gavron Gary L. Gephart Steven M. Gerschoffer Susan and John Gibbons Scott Gidwitz Richard Ginsberg and Natalie Tessler Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser Elizabeth Glassman Mr. Asheesh Goel and Shmaila Tahir Charlie and Mary Gofen Deidra D. Gold Bob and Carol Goldberg Jennifer and Isaac Goldman Dr. Paul Goldstein and Ms. Nasrin Mahani Sue-Gray Goller John Gorey and Catherine DeOrio Laurence and Carrie Grant Sue and Melvin Gray Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Greenberg‡ Mary and Jim Greene William and Nanci Greene Michael and Lisa Greenfield Karen and Jamie Gunsior Jack and Sandra Guthman Suzanne Gylfe Ginger and Del Hall Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa Pam and David Harrington Victoria and Charles Harris Stacie R. Hartman Dorothy Harza Lois and Marty Hauselman Jean Hawkinson
Mark and Joelle Hayes James and Anne Heger Sandra L. Helton and Norman M. Edelson James LaForce and Stephen Henderson Rachel Henry Marlene and Sonny Hersh Richard and Elaine Heuberger Midge and Frank Heurich David Kistenbroker and Cynthia Heusing Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hibel Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Hill The Hirschfields Ann S. Hoenig and Jonathan L. Hoenig Grayson Holmbeck Dr. Matthew and Kimberly Horowitz Arnold and Judith Horwich‡ Ms. Rosa M. Hugener Bill and Monica Hughson Holly E. Humphreys William Ibe Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall John Ittner and Jennifer Van Dyke Patricia Jeffers Craig "CJ" Jensen and Craig Dannenbrink Ed Jeske and John Hern Craig and Heidi Johnson Timothy B. Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley Holly Johnston Jeff and Lisa Jozwiak Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kaplan David Kathman Dr. Claudia Anne Katz Aviva Katzman and Morris Mauer Judith and Jerry Kaufman Mary Ann and Mark Kaufman Reis and Sherri Kayser Adam and Renee Keats Thomas E Keim Sheryl and Tom Keith‡ Peter and Susan Kelly Chris Kendrick and Kasturi Haldar Helen J. Kessler Patricia and Wayne Kik‡ Mike and Leslie King Harry Kinzie Laurie Kladis Tom Klarquist and Steve Somora Jonathan Klein and Susan Cohn Stephanie and Peter Klein Jean Klingenstein Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knauff Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Koldyke Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun
…cont’d Directors Circle Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Korbet MD Suzy Krueckeberg Raminder and Vinay Kumar Mr. Matthew Kutcher and Ms. Rebecca Richards Carol and Jerome Lamet Gerald R. Lanz and Lisa Kearns Lanz Tom and Renee Lavallee Ron and Kim Lemar Mr. Randall M. Lending Travis Lenkner and Erin Delaney Karen Levine Bernard and Averill Leviton Tanya Levshina and Ilya Volvovski Arthur and Catherine Lewis Wil Lewis Ms. Stephanie F. Linn and Dr. Seth B. Krantz Dr. Paul M. Lisnek Mr. and Mrs. William Lloyd Beth Loeb Dr. Carl Gustas and Jan Logan Abby and George Lombardi Diane and Alejandro Longoria Fran Lambros and John Lowry ‡ Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve‡ Michael Maloney and Christine Zyzda Naja Maltezos Arlene Manelli Mark and Frances Mann Sandy and Jerry Manne Barbara and Larry Margolis Christine and David Markovitz Don and Melinda Marshall The Masnato Family Eric and Sarah Mayeda Michael J. McCahey Michael E. McCaslin‡ Tarell Alvin McCraney Lee and Joyce McCullough Bob and Barb McCullough Andrew R. McGaan Mr. and Ms. Paul McGrady Lyn McKeaney Cynthia Luse-McKeen and P. Douglas McKeen Becky and Bob McLennan Kevin and Beth McMeen Dr. Janis Mendelsohn Randi Merel and Allen LeHew Ellie and Bob Meyers Amy Laiken and Tim Michel Jim Milbery and Anna Deaugustine Michael and Susan Miller Jamey Eklund and Evgueni Minev Dr. George and Maureen Miz
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Monieson Ms. Stephanie Morimoto and Mr. Matt King Blake and Debra Moritz‡ Patricia Myles Ms. Katherine Nardin Elke Aippersbach and Piers Nash‡ Alyson and Patrick J. Nash, Jr. Cathy and Robert Nathan Jean and Jordan Nerenberg Jon and Molly Neulieb Lynne Considine Nieman and Jim Parsons David Ellis and Hope Nightingale Mary Nolen Susan and George Obermaier Gary and Marcie Ochs Peg O'Connor Barbara and Daniel O'Keefe Joe O'Leary Mr. and Ms. Tony Olson Bob and Joyce O'Malley Bridget R. O'Neill Susan and Ted Oppenheimer Elizabeth Orelup and Lawrence Sonntag Sandra and Mark Ostler Brian A. Paetow and Gretchen K. Beetner Jim and Sue Pajakowski Vicki L. Parker Mr. Deep Patel and Ms. Nisha Begwani Pradip Patiath and Shalini Sharma Ms. Sarah Paulson Amy and Brent Peebles Melissa Peralta Sandra and Michael Perlow Simon and Kim Perutz John and Christine Pfeiffer Dale and Loretta Pierson Ms. Sherri Pincus Patricia Pippert and Steven Redfield Dr. Susan Burland and George Plumb Mr. Guy Ponticiello Avi and Joan Porat Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall‡ Andrew and Judy L. Porte Elliott Quigley Paul Rauch and Frank Cozzi Bradley and Patricia Reid Linda Reid Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg Mrs. Robert Reum Nina Riccardi Ms. Lauri Riggen
Ms. Dana Ringer Jacob Ringer Susan and Edwin Ritts John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher Randy and Betsy Rochman James and Trude Roselle Hilary Rosenthal Holly and David Rothschild Alan Gordon Rottman Bob and Mary Rowe Marilynn Rubio Joanne C. Ruxin The Ryerson Family Mr. and Mrs. John Sabl Francis C. Sadac Ms. Carol S. Sadow A. Sue Samuels Richard and Susan Sanders Paola Sapienza Pamela and Fred Sasser Paul Scavone and Donna Pawlus Michelle Maton and Mike Schaeffer Howard and Gail Schaffner Stephanie Scharf and David Taber ‡ Mr. Greg Schementi and Ms. Kim Kamin Joseph Scheper and Kevin Ray Michelle Schlack Ms. E. Jane Schmitz Mrs. Elizabeth Schneider Mr. Gary Schreiber Matthew and Tina Schubert Alan Kozlowski and John Schuchert Diana and Richard Senior David and Judith L. Sensibar Mark and Kimberly Shadle Surendra and Dorothie Shah Anna D. Shapiro and Ian Barford Michael Shapiro and Deb Gohr Shapiro Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner Hope and Jeffrey Sheffield Mr. and Mrs. David R. Shevitz Judy and Jeffrey Silverman Ms. Julia Simpson Robert and Nancy Singleton James and Mary Jo Slykas Melissa and Chuck Smith Mr. Erik Smith and Ms. Edith Gregson Neil Smith Family Ron and Leslie Smith Steven Smith Sharon Specht Dariel J. Stack Kristin and Stan Stevens Kelly and Jami Stone
Lawrence Stone and Margaret Jongleux Gail and John Straus Mary Stowell and Jim Streicker Lauren and Steve Strelsin Edward A. Studzinski Judy Sugarman Ms. Sarah Swain and Mr. John Hart Dr. and Mrs. James V. Talano Mark and Leah Taylor Ilene Patty and Tom Terpstra James E. Thompson Marshall Thompson The Tipton Family John and Maribeth Totten Mr. Brian Townsend Nick Trakas and Marc Cerone Mario and Traci Tricoci Greg and Mary Tuite Kelly and Jay Tunney
Reed and Rosemary Tupper Scott and Adriane Turow Brady I. Twiggs Tali and Liat Tzur Marilee Unruh Ramona and Daniel Ustian Cynthia Vahlkamp and Robert Kenyon Betty Vandenbosch Shawn VanDerziel and Jay Clarke John and Julie Varga Erika Nelson and David Wagener Mr. Allan Waite Tom Wake Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wanda Ken Wanlass and Sara Kim and Scott Wayne Sherrie and Albert Weiss Carey Weiss and Karen Pierce Tom and Blaine Wells Anne and Jay Whipple
Jack and Keli Wildermuth Jon Will and Ada Mary Gugenheim‡ Jane and Greg Wintroub Jessica and Jeff Wisniewski‡ Elizabeth Wohlleb Sherry Wolfe Joe Wolnski and Jane Christino Bobbi Zabel Eileen and David Zampa Elizabeth A. Ziegler Andrew Zwetz
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 steppenwolf.org/support or calling Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617. Gifts are as of July 31, 2018. Producers ($1,000 – $1,999) Anonymous (3) Clemeth Abercrombie Mr. and Ms. Mark Ahern Kate Arrington Mr. and Mrs. Paul Audrain Mr. Philip Auerbach and Ms. S. Ross Ms. Sarah Banasiak Mr. Larry Barden Ted and Robbie Beaty † Adrian and Arta Beverly Lois J. Bider Ms. Heiji Black Mr. and Mrs. Philip Block III Mr. and Mrs. David C. Blowers Kevin Boehm and Courtney Moon Lin Brehmer and Sara Farr Kristen Brown Susan Buchanan and Steve Brown Bruce and Kate Burgun Mr. Ed Calkins Gregory C. Cameron Ray Capitanini Clyde C. Compton Pam and Howard Conant Margo Cook
Mr. Andrew Cores Rathin Datta Bonnie Dauer Nancy Dehmlow Mr. and Mrs. Adam DeWitt Amina Dickerson and Julian Roberts Bill and Cindee Dietz Michele and George Dragisity Joan and John Dysart Mr. Craig Elkins Jennifer M. Ellin Brian Fabes and Lisa Schneider Fabes Michael and Jacky Ferro Mr. Daniel Fischel and Ms. Sylvia Neil Michael Flowers and Daryl Wells Lori Mae Frith Matt and Lindsay Garrison Gordon and Wendy Gill Terrence Glomski Brian J. and Janie Gold Ms. Megan Goldish Mr. and Ms. David Graham Jonathan and Sarah Graham† Dr. Kitty Green
The Greffin Family Madeline Grynsztejn and Tom Shapiro Lina Hilko James and Margot Hinchliff Mr. Tom Hinkes Kym Hubbard Sandy Ihm and Ken Belcher Mr. Bradley Jarol James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Mr. Jonathan Kahn and Ms. Susan Stone Mr. and Mrs. Robert Katz Mr. David Kelly Stacy M. Kemp† Ms. Marilee Kovacs Rachel Kraft Neal and Kathleen Kulick Daniel Castellaneta and Deborah Lacusta Daniel Laytin Christine Leahy and Adam Weinberg Madeline and Steve Lesnick Shana Lewis and Rob Magasano Ms. Julia Luscombe
† Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or
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…cont’d Annual Fund Mr. and Ms. Paul Marks Joan and Jerry Matson Russell Mayerfeld Ms. Blair McGee Scott Johnson and Gary Metzner Mr. and Mrs. David Moes Chris Mollet and Lynne LaJone Amy Morton and Rob Milburn Mr. Mark Neil and Ms. Laurel Lipkin Howard and Cathy Niden Susan and Nicholas Noyes Carrie and Matthew Parr Margaret Pendry Frank and Mary Phillips Mr. Marc A. Pittas Mark Piznarski Adrienne Pope Mr. Richard Porter Sophie Radutzky Ms. Jessica Rappe Fred and Karen Rhynders† Ms. Kayla Roan Angela Robertson Riney and Carol Robertson Lisa and Doug Rosskamm Shirley and Patrick G. Ryan Sr. Adesh and Sonia Ramchandran Bettylu and Paul Saltzman Mr. and Ms. Bryan Sanders Carlo and Lalie Scandiuzzi Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Schewe William B. Schildgen Richard and Robin Schmitzer Michael Shannon Christine A. Slivon Michael and Salme Harju Steinberg† Patty Sternberg Ms. Lisa Stevak Robert Stillman and Janet Surkin Sylvia and Joe Stone Ms. Jennifer Stuart Mr. Kevin Sullivan Ms. Ann Taylor and Mr. Stephen Skardon Ms. Holland Taylor Howard and Jane Tyner Anne Van Wart and Michael Keable Erich Walch Kevin Wender John W. Wheeler Brittany White Ms. Harriet White Mark and Christie Wilson† Esther and Stanley Wojcicki Mr. Michael Zipper and Ms. Jackie Reich
Ensemble ($500 – $999) Anonymous (14) Thomas W. Abendroth and Terri L. Mascherin Jeannie L. Adams Richard and Jill Almeida Ms. Evvie Alter Ms. and Mr. Jill Altman John and Mindy Amberg Jim and Sheila Amend† Ms. Stacie Amorose Greg and Janine Amoroso Arthur and Rebecca Anderson Harold and Judith Anderson† Walter Aque Lorilyn Aquino† John Asplin and Christine Orders Peggy Bagley and Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer Teri and Steve Barnett Priscilla Ryan and Frank Battle Howard Bauchner Deborah and James Baughman Lawrence Bell Scott and Carla Benigni Susan R. Benner Gene and Natalie Bernadoni† Harriet and Howard N. Bernstein Dr. Mary E. Belford MD and Mr. Ric Berta Ms. Stacia Beyl Beryl and David Bills Mr. and Ms. Norm Bilow Mr. Jeremy Bird and Ms. Betsy Hoover Ms. Nicole Bjornvick John Blair and Liz Buchanan† Ms. Faye Blake Marc D. Blakeman Gene and Lynne Blanc Ms. and Mr. Lena Blitstein Andrew Block and Julie Nerenberg R. Darrell Bock James Botana and Monica Khetarpal† Ms. Selma Bouhl Donald F. Bouseman Aldridge and Marie Bousfield William Bouvel Phyllis and Sam Bowen Andrea and David Braun Joey Breslow David Briggs† Ed Bucher John Byrd Ms. Arlene Byster John Caraher William Carpenter Sharon Carr Jack and Laura Carriglio
Ms. Tania Castroverde Moskalenko Cati and AJ Cederoth Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Chandler Antonio and Houda Chedid Bridget Cheeseman Deborah and John Chipman Betty Cleeland Ms. Jane Corron Jean Costigan Mr. Roy Cowell Mr. and Ms. Robert Creamer Maureen Crowley Kareem and Natasha Dale Liese Dallbauman Lucy and Bill Dallman Champ and Lisa Davis Michelle de Vlam† Phil DeBoer Dr. Mark and Rose DeMeo† Mary and Daniel Deziel Austin Dias† Solveig Direnzo Dorothy L. Domuray David Dranoff and Wendy Epstein Natalie Dudek† Arthur and Elizabeth Duquette Estia Eichten and Deborah Eichten Audrey Eisenmann and David Pepperberg Ellen Feinstein and Adam Engle James and Kelly Epstein Erika Erich Ms. Sharon Eubanks-Pope Carla Feinkind The Felder Family Karena Fiorenza and Emrys Ingersoll Nancy and Rick Firfer Jim and Shellie Fisch Mr. and Ms. Mark Fisher Lois Farrell Fisher † Sally Fletcher † Jim and Yvonne Fogerty † Bernadette Foley and Richard Landgraff † Mike and Karen Folk John and Adrian Foster Rebecca and Barry Friedland Joanne Benazzi Friedland June Freidlich Mr. and Mrs. Jason A. Friedman Jim Gattone Scott George Edward and Dawn Gershman William J. Gibbons Joseph Glaser and Jessica Schneider Glaser Keith Goggin
Jaye and John Golanty † Karen M. Goldstein† Leo and Linda Gordon Chester Gougis and Shelley Ochab Mr. and Ms. Garrett Graber John S. Mrowiec and Karen Granda Ms. Margaret Grant Dedrea Gray James and Lynn Grogan† Mr. and Ms. Dave Grossman Marie Gunn† Kim and Randy Hack Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hacker † Peter Hagel Linda Halperin Bill Hamilton Chester and Phyllis Handelman Rachel Hatch Christie Hefner Mr. and Mrs. David W. Hines Ms. Marilyn Hirsch and Mr. Zvi Noy Drs. Stevan and Ivonne Hobfall† Anne Linsdau-Hoeppner and Walter F. Hoeppner III Mr. Andrew Holden Patrick and Kristina Hourihane Marlene Howell Karen Hunken Patricia Hurley Jean Perkins and Leland Hutchinson Paul and Mariana Ingersoll Tim Jackson and Dana McKenna† Paul Jeffries Ms. Rachelle Jervis Amon Johnson Mr. Scott Johnstone Ora Jones Todd and Jennifer Jones Laura and Eric Jordahl Janelle S. Joseph Natalia and Jeff Kabbe Melvin and Annie Kahn Mr. and Mrs. David Katz Charles Katzenmeyer Polly Kawalek Dr. Susan A. Kecskes† Mr. Tom Kehoe Mr. Mark Kelly Linda Kenney Rita Kerns Jeffrey Kerr Mr. William Kerr David and Sharon Kessler Linda Belan and Vincent Kinehan† Frank and Katherine Kinney † Sylvia and John Kinney
Matt and Karen Klickman Ms. Monica Kline Mr. and Mrs. David Knapp Ms. Leslie Kondziela Electra D. Kontalonis Sherry and Alan Koppel Rob and Laura Kozloff Ms. Kim Kumiega Libby Roth and Bob Kunio† Ms. Carolyn Kurtz and Mr. Gary Steinberg† Terri Lacy Pamela K. Ladd George M. Langlois, Ph.D. Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci† Mr. Mark Lavin and Mr. Eddie Herbeck Laura and Pat Lederer Peter and Judith Lederer Bill Lee and Malinda Hamann† Sheila Fields Leiter Wallace and Carol Lennox Leslie and Justin Lenzo Mr. Robert Levinson Laura Lewandowski Catherine Leyser Fran and Chuck Licht † Mr. Chris Liguori and Ms. Cathy Ross Leonel P. Limonte Stacy and Peter Lindau Jessica Litman and Jonathan Weinberg Alec Litowitz and Jennifer Litowitz Peter Littlewood Mark and Carol Lorenz Stacy Lubs Karyn Lutz David Marker and Georgann Joseph Ms. Sandra L. Marquez George and Nancy Matkov Sheila and Mark Matuscak Robert and Eleanor M. McAllister Mike and Cindy McCabe Cathy and Mark McKee† Hugh and Marybeth McLean Sheila and Harvey Medvin Ms. Blythe Mendelson Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mercurio Susan Messing Margaret Minneman Scott and Penny Anixter Family Foundation Rick and Joyce Morimoto† Joan Neil Wendy Norris Emily and Henry Neuberger Terri and Chuck Nevins
Michael and Charlotte Newberger Jim Norman Mr. and Mrs. Charles Norwesh Susan and Larry Nutson Mary Pat O’Brien John and Joy O’Malley Mr. Tom O’Neill and Ms. Ann David Roberta Olshansky Shawna and Jay Owen Ms. Savi Pai Ms. Diana Palomar Scott Jana R. O’Brien and Wayne T. Parman John and Roberta Paskvalich Doug and Jenny Patinkin Thomas Pawlik and Ava Cohn Susan A. Payne Lynn and Mel Pearl Mr. Tom Pearl Doc Pearson Robert C. Peterson Suzan and William Pinsof John Pintozzi Frank C. Pond† Sylvia J. Pozarnsky and Tom Riley Elaine and Ronald Prebish V. Pristera, Jr. Mr. John Prusnick and Mr. Donald Nelson Jeff and Susan Rashid Vladimir and Deb Rasin Gabriel and Dorit Raviv Bridget and Louis Ray Bill and Tracy Reeder P. Kevin Reidy Darren Reisberg Lisa Remby Dave and Ellen Rice Richard and Susan Rieser Bill and Deborah Roberts Stephen and Caryn Robin Steve Rodichok and Renee Gattone† Susan W. Rogaliner Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rosenberg Honey and Howard Rosenfeld Mrs. Donald S. Roth Chaya and Walter Roth T. Marshall Rousseau Susan B. Rubnitz Ms. Shilpa Rupani Sujaya and Prem Rupani Diana and Ed Ruthman Dan Sackett † John R. Samolis Mr. John Sandwick and Ms. Cynthia Van Osdol
† Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or
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…cont’d Annual Fund Mr. Hari Santhanam Brett Saternus and Elizabeth Marklein Bill Savage Jane E. Schaafsma Curt Schade Jim and Marguerite Schellentrager Allison and Charles Scherer Cynthia Schilsky Ms. Marian Schulz Susan J. Schwartz Richard and Betty Seid Ms. Erica Semrad Leslie Shad and Joe Brennan Luna Okada and Wynn Sheade† Mr. and Ms. Marc Shiffman Mr. Richard Smart and Ms. Sheila Owens Ms. Melissa Smith Mr. and Ms. Vik Sohoni Ron Sorini and Desiree Tucker-Sorini Gilda Spencer Stephen Spigel and Diana Williams Jo and George Spindler Seena and Carey Stein Cathy and Jon Stein† Doris Sternberg Mr. Todd Stofflet and Mr. Jason Stevens Jeff and Tondra Stoller † Mr. Jason Brett and Dr. Lauren Streicher Larry E. Stuckey II Yvonne Sutor † Mr. and Ms. Daniel Swenson Darius Tandon Ms. Audrey Taylor Vivian Tedford Jeff Thomas and Rebecca Coleman† Ms. Christine Thompson Richard Tobiason† Mr. and Mrs. Tony Toulouse Edward and Edith Turkington Mr. Greg Veza Sue Vondran† Mark D. Wachholz† Lillian and Steven Walanka Laura and Bob Watson† Elissa B. Weaver Chuck Wehland and Gina Tabacchi Hava and Ariel Weissberg Adam and Jamie Weyeneth Chris Whyde and Matthew Philip† Joanne Wiedemann-Wolf Mr. and Ms. Don Wilbon
Barbara Wilder † Andre Williams Gary and Modena Wilson† Matthew Wilson and Anne Posner Ms. Caitlin Winkworth Jodie Winnett† Lawrence Wojcik Ms. Sarah R. Wolff and Mr. Joel L. Handelman Jeff and Claudia Wood Mr. John Wunderlich Stephanie Yancey Scott Yoder and Kelly Robertson-Yoder Liang Zhang Designers ($250 – $499) Anonymous (46) Linda Loving and Richard Aaronson Fadi Abuelroos Patti Acurio Ms. Deborah Ader Judith Adler Craig Ahmer Philip and June Aimen John B. Albright Ava and Jake Aldebert † Thomas B. Aldrich III and Monica Jung Ken and Mary Ellen Alexander Mr. Adham Aljahmi Douglas W and Susan J Allen Ms. Sandra Allen Adam Alonso Donna Gay Anderson Mary and Paul F. Anderson Roni Anderson Cedric H. Antosiewicz and Margaret M. Gudenas Mr. Mario Aranda Mr. and Ms. Clark Ardern Ms. Jennifer Arneson Jean Arrington Deborah Ashen and Cara Meiselman† Jessica Ashley and Ethan Ashley-Ferguson† Kathleen Austin† Dr. Edie Babbitt and Larry Levy Linda A. Bacci† David Bailey and DJ Trela† Ann Baker Spencer and Daniel Baker Michael and Julie Baker † Ann and William Baker John and Sharon Baldwin Daniel Alan Balsam JC Bardzil
Leslie and Bill Barker Janice Barnes-Davis M. Z. Barnes Joan Barnhart † Mia A. and Scott Bass Christina Batorski Stephanie and Barry Batson† Ms. Laura Battigelli Laura M. Batzer † Thomas Bearrows and Holly Hirst Heather Becker Mr. and Mrs. Eric Belcher Janet Belsky and Sheldon Gertzfeld† Mr. Brad Bemiss and Katie Weaver Julie and Howard Benario Katie Benedict Tayna Bennett R.L. Benton John and Taru Berg Ms. Emily Berk Julian and Joan Berman Zina Berman Mr. Jonathan Berry Ms. Stacia Beyl Ms. Sherry Bicak Mary Anne and Joe Bigane Lois and Stanley Birer Nathan Birnberg Dee and Dick Bittman John Blackburn and Bill Gilmer Frances and Ed Blair Terry Blake and Deborah Maue Bernard and Nancy Blayer Laura and Richard Blessen† Blitzke and Grogan Mr. David Blowers Jr. Anthony Boggiano Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bolas The Bots Family † Bob and Sue Bowker Jeff Boyce† Kathryn and Carl Boyens David and Cheryl Bradford Michael and Kate Bradie† Kevin and Michele Bradley † Ms. Miriam Braganza Dr. Michael C. Branch M.D.† Mrs. John J. Bransfield, Jr. Marjorie Bransfield Karen Breen Elia and Louis M. Elia† Josh Bresette Tim Brogla and Laura Demoor Deborah Broide Betty Brooks Frank Brooks and Andrea Twiss-Brooks† Paul Brown Tom and Mary-Doug Brown
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William and Margaret Brown Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bryant James Buckley Rony and Tom Buckley Rita Buczynska Megan Bui† Mr. Jeffry Burba Rebecca Burke Ms. Merideth Burkhart Ms. Caroline G. Burns Dr. Steven R. Bussolari Stephen Byrne and Kerry Shannon John and Libby Cady Mr. Thomas Campbell Barry Joseph Carlson Fairbank and Lynne Carpenter William and Nancy Casey Gadiel Castro-Zapata and Andrew McLaughlin Damon Cates and Gabriel Stanek† Helen and Paul Chang David Chaudoir † Stephen and Jane Chernof Julie Chernoff Lisa Chigas Anthony Churchill† Richard Clarey Bente Clausen† Thomas and Bette Cogan Ide Cohen Ms. Toba Cohen James Cohn Natale A Coleman† Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Coleman Bob Connealy and Heather Seidelman Viki Conner † Eduardo and Caroline Conrado† Jennifer Cook Karen Cooper Michael and Cynthia Cooper John Costello and Sally Clair Ms. Susan Cox and Mr. Mike Bolton Julie Cozette and Family † Amelia Crabtree Tim Crawford Sidney Cristol Rosalind Jones Crosby † Colin and Teri Cross Deborah and Bruce Crown Catherine Yeo† Bradley and Allyson Cunningham Ms. Linda Cunningham Judy and Arthur Curtis† Jennifer L. Cusack and Dean P. Jones† Conway and Elinor Dahmer James and Donna Daly Kristen Danyluk Robin K. Dasilva†
Ms. Jane Davenport Dave and Mary Jo Orkowski† Mr. and Mrs. Ted Davidson Anne Megan Davis Drew Davis and Amelia Runyan† Barbara L. Dean Roxanne Decyk and Lew Watts† Brian Dennen Michel P Desjardins and Pierre Desy Matthew J. Devereux In Memory of Annelle Devlin† Bud Dobbins† Dr. William and Phyllis Dobrin Laura Cain Bruce Van Dotten Ms. Katie Doyle Dan Drake Charles and Linda Dresner John Druien Robert Druzinsky and Renee Friedman† Ms. Lourdes Duarte Eileen and Howard Dubner Susan Duman Barbara Dunn† Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Dutcher John and Pat Dyble David and Alexandra Earle Wiley and Merry Edmondson Sharon Eiseman and Noel Hertz Eric Eisenberg† Marci Eisenstein Molly Rose Elkins-Ryan Mr. And Mrs. Mike Ellin Deane Ellis Ms. Julie Ellis Mark and Mary Anne Emmons† Arlene and Herbert Erlbach Ms. Maria Escobedo and Mr. Wade Birnbaum Eric Evenskaas Joan and John Fadden Edith and Gerald Falk David and Loren Farmer Stephen Fedo D Matthew Feldhaus Drs. Richard and Roberta Feldman Roger Ferlo and Anne Harlan† Ms. Laura Ferrell and Mr. Grant Riedesel Mr. Chuck Finn Liz Fisher † Brad and Lisa Fisher and Family Catherine S. Flanagan John and Patti Flanagan Ms. Thea Flaum Moss Fletcher Angela Floessel† Roberto and Antonina Flores† Paul Fong
Tali Forest-Smith† Jeff and Julie Forgash Ms. Elizabeth Foster Timothy and Janet Fox Frederick Frankel† Dr. and Mrs. James Franklin Dr. Wayne Franklin Miss Patricia Fraser Karen and Bill French† Rachel and Jimmy Freund Eliot M Friedman Roselyn L. Friedman Susan and Sy Frolichstein Tom and Pat Fronczek Julie Funke Ms. Amy J. Fyfe† Patrick and Alexandra Gaddie† Robert and Cathy Galligan Joseph and Christina Galvin† Jim Gaughan and Ann Hoffmann Paul and Audrey Gaynor Michael Gebel† Ms. Ebba Gebisa and Mr. Euler Bropleh Sam Gedymin Mark and Bonnie Gehrman Dorothea and Philip Genetos Hank and Sandy Gentry Gwen Geraghty Jacob Gerber Thomas and Patricia Germino† Michael and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz† Nancy Gidwitz Ms. Anne Giffels Clark and Nancy Gilpin Gerry and Stan Glass Diane Glickman Lynne M Glovka Sue Golan Robert Goldberg and Dodie Weinstein Mr. and Mrs. David Golder Deena and Larry Goldman Dr. Deirdre Dupre and Dr. Robert Golub Jessica L. Gonzalez Mr. Charles Goodman Sandra and James Goodman Mr. Mark Gordy Mary Lee Gosz Mr. and Mrs. Jay Gottlieb Mr. Duane Goucher Heidi Graham Patricia Graham Kenneth E Grant III† Paula Grasso Yen Vi and Mathew Green† Michele and Joseph Greskoviak† Frederick Grier and William Bouvel Mr. Christopher Griffin
…cont’d Annual Fund Craig A. Griffith Paul Gruber Millie Gunn Jan Schoonover Dr. and Mrs. John W. Gustaitis John and Donna Guydan Ruth Ma Kathleen Hagerty Robert and Patricia Hahn Ben Hall† Donald and Susan Hallberg Ted and Kathleen Halloran Harry and Lynn Halme Bob and Melanie Halvorson† Adnaan Hamid and Elissa Efroymson Larry Hamilton and Ann Hicks† Dr. Raymond and Arlene Handler Amy Hanley † Tom and Virginia Hartley † Mr. Jeffrey Hartney Julianne Hartzell Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harvey Ms. Hamed Hashmy Mr. Joe Hasman Richard Hatton† Diana J Healy † Albert and Amy Heber † Charsetta Henderson Ms. Mary Ellen Hennessy Pat and Ron Henning Lynne Hensel and Larry Kameya† Nancy and Dale Hershfield Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hession† David and Patricia Hight Fred Hill Joal Hill† Linda and John Hillman Mr. Kevin Hlevka Mrs. Vivian Hock Elizabeth and Dan Hodos† Donald and Janet Hoeg Kathryn and Bruce Hoffman† Terence Hogan Megan Holmes Mr. and Mrs. James Holzhauer Cynthia Hood Lisa Hopp Mary Horgan† Paula Horowitz and Joe Knotts† Leigh and John Hourihane Karen and Bob Howard Thomas and Karen Howell William and Dana Hub† Robin and Harry Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hutchinson Jim and Joyce Ibers Jorge and Beatriz Iorgulescu
Mr. George Irwin Terry Jackson† Dr. Angela James Frank James Mr. and Ms. Matthew James Ms. Kathryn Janus Irene Jarmulska Douglas and Margaret Jayes† Gennell Jefferson Patricia A. Jiganti Ms. Olivia John McKinley Johnson Whitman Johnson† Sharon R. Johnston Ericka Jones Ora and Courtney Jones Daniel and Mary Ann Jordan Janet and Carl Kalbhen Tom and Esta Kallen Gregory and Marissa Kalman Fran and Harvey Kaluzna Joseph J. Kane Olwyn J. Kane Suzanne Kanter Norma and Nolan Kaplan Roy and Judy Kass Loreta Kavaliunas† Tyler Keating and Andrea Velasco Echeverri† Eric Keen Francis and Sherri Kelch† Marcus Kelley † Ms. Mary Kemen Jeffrey S Kennedy † Jill Talley and Tom Kenny Bonnie Kepplinger Lucy Kereta-Bloch Seema Khan† Marjorie Killeen Valerie King M. Barry and Diane Kirschenbaum Micah Klussmann† Mr. and Ms. T.J. Knaus Mr. Justen Knight John Kobza Carrie Koczen Peggy Forbes Amy Kohn Kris and Ed Gallagher Ms. Linda Krivkovich Patricia Kronberg Scott and Julie Krueger † Matt and Jen Kueker Diane and Bill Kuhlmann Ron Kuka Mary Ann Kupferberg† Walter and Elaine Kurczewski Marvin and Carol Lader Mr. Kurt Lagerloef †
Steve LaHaie Ed and Bettine Landon† Patricia Lauber Peter and Shirley Dugdale Laundy Bob and Pat Lavey † Catherine and Peter Lawler Melinda Lawrence and Rolando Acosta† Amanda Lawson Mr. John Leanse Yohannan Lee† Mary Lee and Ryan Kruidenier Linda Legner Laurie Leli Ms. Pamela Lenane Jeffrey and Elise Lennard Steven and Roberta J Leon Craig Lepkowski David Levin Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Mark Levitin Gregory Lewis and Mary Strek Steve Jacobson and Felicia Libbin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lichter Lynn Liston and Patrick C. Littlejohn† Margit “Maggie” Livingston† Louise and Gershon Locker Renee Logan Dr. Brian and Ms. Karen Lohrbach David and Jean Long† Katherine M. Lorenz Maggie and Tom Lovaas Amanda Love and Brian Fuller Jeff and Nancy Lowenthal† Judy and George Lowman Sherry Lundell Mr. Eric Macey Carrie McNally and Rick Maechling† Frank and Chris Maggio Mr. John Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. William Mahoney Drs. Harris and Phoebe Mainster J. V. Malkovich Howard And Sandra Mandell Sandra Mangurian Samantha and David Mann Wendy Manto Steve and Melissa Marovich Ed and Linnea Martin† Ms. Stephanie Marum and Mr. Hugh Amano Ms. Leslie Mastroianni Lisa Mayntz and Bill Blidy Mary McArthur and John Hawes Charles McCaa† John M. McCabe John McCambridge
Sean Sneal McCarthy Tanner McCleerey † Dr. and Mrs. McCormick† C. A. McElligott Ms. Lynn Mcgovern and Mr. Jim Jann Lilian McGrady Paul and Lisa McGrady † Gene Harlow and Jackie McGrath Mary and Dan McGuire Therese McGuire and Rob Porter Michael and Liz McHugh† Sara McIntosh Maureen McIntyre† Ryan and Claire McKenzie Robert and Lorel McMillan Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mentzer Allyson Metcalf and Brian Tennison† David and Linda Metschke† Ms. Beverly Meyer Charles and Sylvia Meyers† Kenneth Meyer Bruce and Theresa Michaelson Paul Michihara and Michelle Smith Tom Mikrut Daniel Miles and Ms. Ann Singer Mia and Jonathan Miller † Sheba Miller-Morris Kerry Miller and Nina Kavin Ron and Pat Miller Ryan and Ginger Miller Sandy and Scott Miller † Suzanne H. Milton Cynthia M. Minta Dawn Bless† Mr. Brent Mix and Ms. Stacy O’Connell Chris and Kathe Monley † Montgomery Family † Sarah Hunter and Luis Montgomery Ms. W. Moore Skinner and Mr. J. Skinner Jolanta Moore† Melinda Moore Oliver Moore Mr. Carlos Morales Mr. William More Ms. Christina Morgan Tracy Morgenroth Ms. Mary Louise H. Morrison Jodi A. Morton† David and Linda Moscow Dr. and Mrs. Martin Mozes Shellane Mulcahy Mark and Lori Muller Sue Mullins†
Patrick Mulville Ajay and Preeti Nagarkatte Josette and Wallace Nard Vincent and Amy Narea Randy Nease Katie Nee† Mr. Tony Neuhoff Jessey Neves Tom and Julia Nicholas Ms. Beth Nier Grant Niewinski Ellen Norris Maciek and Katie Novak Kim A. Nugent Dr. Amaka Nweke Ann and Dan O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. James O’Connor Paul B. O’Flaherty, Jr. Dennis J. O’Keefe and Mary Jo Barrett Nancy and Myles O’Reilly Larry and Barbara Olin Ms. Elizabeth Oliver Chris Olson and Dave Field Bruce Oltman Mr. Schuyler Opila Jamie and Anita Orlikoff † Michael and Cynthia Owsley Sloane Ozyurt Family † Frances and William Paden Ronna Page† Deborah Page Carrie and Scott Palmer Debra Parker Mark and Mary Partridge Kate Patterson Peggy Paulsen Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Pearsall Raymond Olson and Paula Pederson Ron Pegram† William and Judith Pesetski David and Lindsey Peters Foo Pham Alex and Julie Philbrick† John Phillips† Linda Piccolo Laura Pichon† Barb and Ned Piehler Roberta Pierro andDaniel Pierro Mike and Shannon Piotrowski† Martha Plimpton Brian Plonka Polymath Theatre Company Andy and Brynne Poole Camelia and Andrei Pop Andrew Sullender † Mr. and Ms. Michael Portillo
Ms. Marcy Posner Mr. and Mrs. Jim Powell Mr. Miles Simmons and Mr. Richard Powell Nick and Sharon Powills Nalini and Josh Prakash Hart † Seamus Prendergast † Jennifer and Peter Preston Jean and Preston Price Mr. Daniel Pritscher and Ms. Elizabeth Lewis Dave and Darby Putman Karen and Mark Quinn Bernard and Joan Rabinowitz Harold And Erica Ramis Carolann Randall Elizabeth Raymond and Paul Hybel Dr. and Mrs. Loris Rayner Mr. Michael E. Reed Octavia Reese† Jennifer Reilly Stephanie Reinhart † Clisson and Patricia Rexford James R. Richardson Ed and Suzette Rickert Sandi Riggs Ms. Stefanie Riles Dr. Edward O. Riley Paul Rink Lisa Roberts† Stanley Roberts Gina Robertson Chloe Robinson† Louis and Barbara Rocah Mr. Joseph Rochetto and Mr. A. Anderson Sandra and Jeffrey Rochman Mary Lu and Kenneth Roffe Anthony Rojas and Patricia Freda† Dr. Daniel A. Roller and Ms. Lynn A. Hellwig Mr. Jimmy Ronan Mrs. Sarene L. Rosen Bernie and Judy Rosenstein Mr. and Mrs. James E. Rosenthal Linda and Ronald Rosenthal† Mr. Robert Rosner Joseph Ross† Mr. Mark Rotblatt Lisa Roth Michael and Bonnie Rothman Mr. and Ms. Doug Rowe Louis and Julie Rubin Mr. Joseph Rudas Joseph D. Ruggirello Ray and Ann Rusnak Bill and Jeri Russell Mr. and Ms. John Russell
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…cont’d Annual Fund Jo Rydholm John and Eileen Saksa Van and Sue Salmans Ms. Teresa Samala de Guzman Lamont Samuels Stephen and Leatrice Sandler Sheldon and Lynne Sandman Andria Sandora† Christopher and Ann Marie Saternus Robert and Mary Ann Savard† Sue Tobias and Alan Schapiro Bob Schiewe Alice and Don Schindel The Schirato Family David and Alexis Schmitz Fran and David Schneider Cynthia Scholl† Stewart and Marta Schrader Richard and Mary Beth Schumacher † Mickey Schwab Linda and John Scott † Scott Seifert Ms. Catherine Seigle Carmita and George Semaan Jeremiah and Caroline Seraphine† Ms. Jill Severino Margaret Shaklee David Shanahan Eve Shapiro† Jeffrey S. Sharp and Elizabeth D. Sharp David and Kimberly Shaw Mike and Kim Shean Jack and Meggan Shedd Cathy Shelko† Michael Shelton and Merideth Burkart Timothy Sherck† Brian and Melissa Sherman Dr. and Ms. David Shifrin Andrew Shih† Elpiniki Shipp Bradley and Ellen Shorser Christine Sibrava Ms. Culleen Siebert Margaret and Alan Silberman Scott Silberstein Professor Laurel Sillerud Paul and Sue Silverman† Ms. Chandra Simmons Andy and Laurie Simon George and Lynne Simon Aaron Sin Mr. and Ms. Jim Sisco Patricia Costello Slovak
Ms. Patricia Costello SlovakPartner Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith Sean and Jilliann Smith† Kevin Smith Jackie Snuttjer † Raymond Socki Lawrence and Shirley Solomon Mr. Steve Solomon Julie B Aimen-Spangler and Gary Spangler Dusica Korda-Sparks and James C. Sparks Patricia Staab Mrs. Stacy Stahl Rebecca Stanfield Ms. Joan Steele Nikki and Fred Stein Professor Andrea Stevens Tricia and Kevin Stewart Michael Stolarski and Kim Steinke Kelly Stonebraker and Deborah Stonebraker Michael Stormont Andrew and Dr. Jessica Strang† Jason Strongin Linda and Stephen Sullivan Sondra L. Summers E.J. Sutton† Sue Swinger-Ellbogen Sylwia Szewczyk† Obie and Peter Szidon Anne Taft Ms. Stephanie and Mr. Joe Taiber Elaine Taylor John R. and Catherine Taylor Susan C. Taylor † Taylor Tefft Dick and Alice Teutsch Carl Thelander William and Diana Thomas† Doug and Anne Thompson† Chase Thompson† Sue and Jim Thompson Ms. Karen Topham Bruce and Jan Tranen Carol D. Trapp Ms. Joanne C. Tremulis Ms. Sue Tresselt Jim and Cora True-Frost Ms. Leslie Truelove Dana Turban Joseph Singer and Mish Tworkowski Carissa van Ausdall† Lisa Vandermark Mary Vanecko† Martha VanNess Gabriella Vargo and Anna Vargo†
Bruce and Rebecca Varner Ronald and Catherine Vaughn Alicia T. Vega and Sofia G. Sarabia Kathryn Vehe† D. Vilmin Patricia Viniard Charlie and Marcia Vinopal† Ron Volanti Jr.† Mr. and Mrs. Chip Von Weise Gina Carballo and Justin Voshell Paul D. Waas Mrs. Jimmye Wade Eugene and Sandra Wagner Dr. David Walega Marsie Wallach Ms. Colleen Walsh Patrick Walsh William and Patricia Walsh Karen and Herb Wander Mary Warchol Crawford and Barbara Ward The Warren Tannehill Family Mr. Jerry Warren Mr. David Waud Ms. Patty Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Eric Wegener Michael Weiland and Shelley MacGregor Alan and Boni Weinstein Marjorie Weiss† Ms. Sharyn Weiss Kal Wenig John Wheeler and Kristine Stelzer Lisa and Randy White James Wicklund Larry and Susan Wikman Mr. and Ms. Justin Winerman Yael and Alex Winkler Ruth Winter Iris S. Witkowsky Coleman Wolf and Ellen Chapelle† Stephanie Wolf † Lisa Wolfe and Mark DiGanci Alex Wolking Scott and Pegg Woodby Mr. Craig Wortman James and Kelly Wyatt Carol N. Yamamoto Maureen “Moe” Yanes Dick Yankow Rodney and Susan Yergler † Ms. Denise Young Dr. James Young Judith Youngs Mark Zampardo David and Nikki Zarefsky Mary Ann Zarkin† Daniel Ziembo and Nancy Cook Tighe Zimmers
† 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 44 Familiar acting and risk-taking work.
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Erika Bruhn Mr. Kelsey Burr and Ms. Stacy R. Scapino Janet Burroway and Peter Ruppert † Richard Butler Bridget Byrne Toni and Mike Cainkar Amy Kruzan Callahan Jack and Meredith Callison† Judy Cape Richard Carlin Cinthia Carter † John and Joyce Cassel Mr. Bobby Caton and Mr. Michael Parlett Courtney Cherry Gerry and Carol Chrisman Mr. Kurt Christoffel Bill and Kathy Cissna Dr. Elizabeth T. Clark James Clark and Christina Labate Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Julane Clarke† Kimberly Clawson† Dr. and Mrs. Clipstone Marvin R. Cohen Lacey Conley † Peter and Judith Connolly † Mr. Lawrence Cook Denise and John Corkery Nelson D Cornelius Laura Corona Anne Coughlan and Phi and Theo Bulani Tracey Coyne Norma I. Crane Shirley Craven, Ph.D. Mr. Jerry Culver and Mr. Dom Merritt Mark Curran David Curry and George Kohler Laurna Czajka Alecia Dantico Margaret and John Dantico Alexandra Davis John Davis† Laura M. Davis Phyllis Deerinck Don and Linda Dean Brian Delker Maureen and Mel De Matoff Michelle and Christopher DeMent Ms. Colleen Connell and Mr. Darryl DePriest Luke Derheimer Michael and Colette Dever Mr. Wesley Diener Annette and Ron Dluger Jennifer and John Doran
Christopher and Kathryn Dore Joshua and Natalie Dranoff Paul J. Dufallo Ms. Mary Duffy Ellie Dumas† Will Dunne Suzanne Dupre Alex and Karen Durdevic Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Durot Joan Fee Dutton Victor and Joyce Dye Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Dziallo Wendy Eager Jeanene Ebert Elizabeth Eccher and Sam Goodman Dale and Jo Ann Engquist William and Judith Epcke Jackie Epstein Ethan and Peggi Erenberg Carole Feiger Deb Feldman Toni and Joel Fenchel Rose Mary Finnegan Fred Fischer and Heather D. Will Ms. Marcia Fishman Debbie Fitzgerald Thomas FitzGibbon Jan and Bill Flapan Jeanne Flosi David Flynn† Adrienne and Peter Foley † J.P. Fowler Ms. Kim Fox-Gunderson Kevin and Stephanie Frailey Ms. Cynthia France Kim and Alan Frankel† Madeline and Rusty Franklin Scott and Carrie Froseth Alexis Funches Noelle Gaffney Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Galinsky Barb Gam Tagge Barbara J. Geist Geoffrey L. Gifford Hugh and Doris Gilbert Daniel Gilmour Carlen Gilseth Ian and Sheila Gladding Howard and Anneliese Glick Sheri Godda† Marvin and Phyllis Goldblatt Ms. Catherine Goldhaber Lauri and David Goldstein Kevin Goldstein and Sarah Fox Joanne Graham Robert M. Green Susan Griffin† Merle K. and Barry Gross Mr. Gregor Gruenthaler
…cont’d Annual Fund Eileen Guevara and Joseph Mayer Joan and Guy Gunzberg Sarah Hadley Andrew Halbur Ardath Hamann Dr. Bruce Harmon Marlon Harris and Njeri Parker † Carol and William Harrison† Dr. Marsie Hass and Dr. Scott Hite Douglas Hatler Dave and Mary Hayes George Hedges Alison and Jim Heiser † Angeline Heisler Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Herden Howard Herring Keisha Hester Ms. Barbara Hey Sebastian Hincapie† Dennis Hjelm Robert and Micky Holdsworth† Thomas and Louise Homberger Ms. Gayl Hopkins Jack and Bonnie Horbovetz Melvin Houston Kenny and Elyse Howanski William Hubbard Richard Hutner and Lena Motev Ms. Karen Irvine Peter Ivanovich Marina Jacks Chuck Jacobson and Mary Lou Vainisi John David Jawor Kathleen and Hal Jenkins Sheila and Jim Jesionowski Dennis Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Richard and Joyce Johnston Ruth Johnston† Andra Heller and Andy Jonusaitis Heather Joys† Ms. Gloria Kaiser Emma Kalaidjian and Gary Rhodes Mary Jo Kanady Shelly Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. James Kargman Jerry Karlin Kathleen Kastenholz Mr. Josh Kaufmann Sandra Blau Claire Kedjidjian Martin and Barbara Keeley Mr. David Kelton Steve Kerch† Mrs. Kathryn Kerr Leonard Kessler Rajiv and Roopla Khanna†
Gregory and Cecilya Karas Joseph and Catherine King John Kirk Donald and Joan Kittler Mrs. Theresa Klecka Eileen Z. Kleeberg Douglas and Catherine Knuth James Kochalka Susan B Kogan Anne Kohn Betty H. Kolb Ms. Kathryn Korn Perry and Judy Kozicki Marianne Karjacic Mr. James Kreidler Maria Kronfeld Joan Krysinski Ken and Janet Kubis Dr. Kevin Kurth Mr. Bernard W. Kyle Chuck and Diane Laff Ms. Leah Lagen Karen E. Laine Mr. Robert A. Lane Ghita Lapidus Mr. Jeff Larche Nils and Stacey Larsen† Janet Lawrence Julia and Daniel Lee Ms. Roberta Lee Elizabeth Leeth Marc and Cynthia Levin Gabriel Levine Michael and Cara Levinson Susan Levitt Ray and Norene Lewis† Mr. and Mrs. Burton Litwin Arthur and Barb Loevy Thomas P. Luning Thomas and Elizabeth Lyons Mardie MacKimm Jim Maclennan Lee and Madeline MacMillan Karen and Daniel Maki Elaine and Art Margulis Matt and Heidi Martin† Tom and Robin Martin† Henry and Peggy Matson Mr. Robert Mattaliano Larry Mayer Ms. Sally McArdle Thomas and Barbara McCaffrey Nancy McCartan Alyssa Mcculloch Anne McDevitt Betty McGhee Denise and Barry McKeown Joan and Jock McLane Mr. Jace McMahon Ms. Helen Mehler
Michael and Nancy Merel Ms. Karlyn R. Meyer Dean A. Miller and Martha H. Swift Mr. Greg Miller Stephen and Kimberley Miller Ron and Barbara Moline† Ms. Anne Mongoven Brian Weatherford and Steven Montgomery Timothy Moon† Mr. Daniel Moren Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morris Sheba Miller-Morris Beverly and Dale Mortensen Lisa Moss Sarah Mowaswes John and Colleen Mueller Paul and Joyce Muller Mary Ellen Murphy Jane Myers and Walter Myers William and Frances Myers Jenny Nagaoka and Bart Longacre Kurt Nakaoka and Nancy Morris Gavin Nelson† Mark and Maggie Nichter † Karen Nickelson Craig and Jenny Niemann† Mr. Donald Niemann Carol Norman Carol L. O’Brien John M. O’Donnell and Bonnie L. Humphrey Jill and Ronan O’Donovan Jennifer O’Neil Timothy O’Neill and Jane Rutherford Ms. Shirley O’Rourke Mr. Tom O’Sullivan Kirsten Olson Jonathan Orlove and Johanna Fraga Jerome and Kathryn Osen† Jody Pabst Sarah Parker Vanessa Passini Nick Patricca Zack Payne† Ted Pearson† Mr. Walter Penkala Ms. Monica Perelmuter Seymour and Jane Perkins Hershel Perlmutter Sarah Pesetsky Ross and Jackie Peterson Mr. Pete Pieruccini Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pillsbury Ms. Vera Pless Manya Jo Pleva Donald and Diane Pochyly
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Marjorie P. Shafton Matti and Drora Shalev Ms. Sandra Shane-DuBow and Mr. Richard Hay Mr. Daniel Shapiro Linda and Mark Shapiro Elizabeth and Michael Shapiro† Gil Sharon and Ann Taylor Dr. D. Shaw And Mrs. L. Gordon Dr. Mitchell and Sharon Sheinkop Kathryn Shenk Philip and Cheryl Sheridan† Mr. and Mrs. William Shorey † Ilene Simmons Mr. Joyce Simon Mr. and Mrs. Skogan Ada Skyles Ellen Mrazek and Daniel Slattery Ms. Kelly Smith-Haley Chuck Smith Mr. Larry K. Snider Ms. Maria I. Sobrero Malcolm Spector and Nancy Ludmerer Tim Speicher and Ellenkate Finley Bonnie Spring Shantha Sreekanth Dr. Lisa D. Stanford Lenette Staudinger Randy Steinmeyer Ms. Cynthia Stengel Joel and Kai Sternstein Ms. Barbara Stewart Gary N. Stone Mark and Irene Sudac Dr. and Mrs. K. Sullivan MD Robin Klein and Bill Summers Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Sutker Michelle Sweet Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Tatar Ms. Eva Taves Mr. Robert Taylor Ms. Laura Tenges Cheryl Thaxton Nancie Noie Thompson† Virginia Tobiason Mrs. Mary Ann Tolli Dr. Susan Torma Joanne Trudeau† Richard Turner Susan D. Tuteur Paule Verdier † Ms. Catherine Vincent Pam Voitik† Kimberly Walker † Mr. Terrence M. Walsh Ms. Lee-Lin Wang Joe and Nicole Warganz Deborah and Neil Warner †
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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: • Assistive listening devices in our Downstairs, Upstairs and 1700 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.
Induction hearing loops in the 1700 and 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! The 1700 Theatre and both levels of the Downstairs Theatre are equipped with induction loops. Individual portable neck loops are available in our Upstairs Theatre—just ask any member of the house staff if you’d like to use one. Steppenwolf’s induction loop was made possible in part by a generous gift from John Hart and Carol Prins. 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
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