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Welcome to Hir

Letter from Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro

12 Rehearsal Photos By Joel Moorman

14 Bios 18 Playwright Taylor Mac on Hir 20 What’s Your Gender Pronoun? By Greta Honold

22 Ensemble Spotlight: Namir Smallwood

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Welcome to Hir I first encountered Taylor Mac’s work when I was invited to see judy (Mac’s preferred personal pronoun) in an incredible performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center. For those of you not familiar with that venue, it sits on a high floor at Columbus Circle and the stage is set in front of giant floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows overlooking Central Park and the surrounding alwaysbusy streets. The whole evening was special—great band, Taylor’s beautiful voice and incisive social critique, the humor and the truth—all conspired to turn that plate-glass back drop into a telescope trained on the entire city of New York and American culture at-large.

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When I read Hir, Mac’s modern contemplation of the new American family, I was immediately sent back to the feelings of that night above my second city, and the sensation of encountering an artist whose view of the world would forever change the shape of my own. In performance, Taylor dives headlong into the politics that surround the topic at hand, whether that is gender, our American identity, or the pop music of a particular decade. These observations are direct, unstinting and totally readable for what they are: a commentary on the at-times hostile contradictions between who we say we are and how we behave. In Hir, Taylor turns that eagle eye on the very structure of American life­—the nuclear family—and the traditional roles that we have all been asked to play in a story whose rules just keep changing. In Hir, an oldest son is returning home from the current war, the youngest child is transitioning and a long-suffering housewife is turning the tables on her now-incapacitated historicallyabusive husband. As macabre and dark as that may sound, each character in Hir is immersed in the ever-common familial battle of re-definition: the sometimes futile and always comic attempt we each make to change how we are seen by the people who made us what we are. That Taylor looks at this struggle with as much compassion as critique and as much humor as pathos just makes the play all the more welcoming and vital. That judy wrote the play in response to seeing Steppenwolf’s production of Buried Child makes its home here nothing short of inevitable. Used to be, when you became a parent, there was only one thing you knew for sure: whether your child was a boy or a girl. And when you married, you entered a partnership with your husband or wife based on the idea of a shared wish for the future and your place in it. Now, all bets are off as so many things we took as facts have turned out to be nothing more than ideological constructs that helped perpetuate the status quo. What we do with this new information—this truth—will perhaps be the real measure of who we are as human beings—both in our families and in the world. And in Hir, Taylor Mac turns those plate glass windows into the mirror that helps us to recognize ourselves and start to understand where to begin. Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director

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Hir

By Taylor

Mac Directed by Hallie Gordon Featuring Em Grosland,* Francis Guinan,†* Amy Morton†* and Ty Olwin*

Individual Production Sponsors Bill and Orli Staley Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Melcher Charitable Foundation ComEd is the 2016/17 Season Lighting Sponsor

Production Collette Pollard+ Scenic Design Jenny Mannis+ Costume Design Ann G. Wrightson+ Lighting Design Richard Woodbury+ Sound Design and Original Music Gigi Buffington Company Vocal Coach Penny Lane Studios Wig and Hair Design Anna D. Shapiro Artistic Producer Brianna Parry Production Manager JC Clementz Casting Director Laura D. Glenn* Stage Manager Mary Hungerford* Assistant Stage Manager

Playwrights Horizons, Inc., New York City, produced the New York City Premiere of Hir Off-Broadway in 2015 Hir was developed and given its world premiere at Magic Theatre, San Francisco, CA. Loretta Greco, Producing Artistic Director. Opening Night was February 4, 2014. Hir was workshopped as part of the Creativity Fund, a program for New Dramatists. Hir is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Sevice, Inc., New York 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.

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Cast and Contributors Cast (in alphabetical order)

Additional Staff

Em Grosland* Max Francis Guinan†* Arnold Amy Morton†* Paige Ty Olwin* Issac

Denise Yvette Serna Assistant Director Alex Stevens Assistant Lighting Designer Lauren Katz Assistant Dramaturg Matt Hawkins Fight Choreography Jacob Brown, Eric Engelson, Kevin Lynch and Mark Vinson Additional Carpentry Lacie Hexom Additional Properties Vanessa Rundle Running Crew David Masnato Banjo Instructor Colleen Schuldeis Stage Management Apprentice Rebecca Adelsheim, Rebekah Camm, Lavina Jadhwani, Derek Matson, Derek McPhatter and Leean Torske Audience Engagement Associates

Understudies (in alphabetical order) Jennifer Engstrom* Paige Theo Germaine Max Adam Marcantoni Issac Stephen Walker Arnold

Setting Central valley of California during a particularly hot summer in August

This play will be presented with one 15 minute intermission.

There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance.

As a courtesy to the actors and your fellow patrons, please turn off your cell phones before the performance and after intermission. The taking of photographs and the use of any type of recording device are not allowed in the theater during performances and is a violation of state and federal copyright laws. Digital media will be deleted, and tape or film will be confiscated. † member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. * member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. + member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 of the IATSE.

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Hir in rehearsal

Cast members Ty Olwin and Francis Guinan*

Photography by Joel Moorman

Cast member Francis Guinan*

Director Hallie Gordon

Cast member Amy Morton*

*Steppenwolf ensemble member

Cast members Amy Morton,* Em Grosland and Ty Olwin

*Steppenwolf ensemble member

Cast member Amy Morton,* Director Hallie Gordon, Assistant Director Denise Yvette Serna and cast member Em Grosland

Cast member Amy Morton*

Cast members Em Grosland and Ty Olwin

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Hir Bios Em Grosland (Max) is thrilled Steppenwolf she was a member of The Remains

to make his Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut. Previous credits include the world premiere of Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature (Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Signature Center); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Masterworks Theatre); the world premiere of The Anthem (The Culture Project); the world premiere of The Erlkings (Theater Row); Peter Pan (Tuacahn Center for the Arts); Wagner’s Ring Cycle (LA Opera); and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (National Tour). Film and television credits include Law and Order: SVU and Ricki and the Flash. Em received his BFA from Washington University in St. Louis. EmGrosland.com @‌EmGrosland

Francis Guinan (Arnold)

is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. He has appeared in more than 30 Steppenwolf productions. For Martha.

Amy Morton (Paige) is an

actor, director and Steppenwolf ensemble member. Her Steppenwolf acting credits include Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony nomination), August: Osage County (Tony nomination), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (also on Broadway), Betrayal, Last of the Boys, The Well-Appointed Room, Berlin Circle, The Royal Family, Homebody/ Kabul, Three Days of Rain, The Unmentionables, Cherry Orchard, The Time of Your Life and many others. Directing credits include Guards at the Taj (Atlantic Theatre Company); Clybourne Park, Penelope, American Buffalo, The Weir, Glengarry Glen Ross, Dublin Carol (also at Trinity Rep Theatre), Topdog/Underdog, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, The Pillowman, Love-LiesBleeding, The Dresser (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Alliance Theatre); and Awake and Sing (Northlight Theatre). Before joining 14 Bios

Theatre Ensemble in Chicago for 15 years. Film credits include Up in the Air, Rookie of the Year, 8mm, Falling Down and The Dilemma. Television credits include Boss, Blue Bloods, Homeland, Girls, Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. For Martha.

Ty Olwin (Isaac) is thrilled

to be returning to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where he was last seen in Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ The Burials and William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Previous Chicago credits include Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 (Goodman Theatre); Brilliant Adventures (Steep Theatre); Season on the Line (The House Theatre of Chicago); Vieux Carre (Raven Theatre); and Living Newspaper Festival 2013, 2016 (Jackalope Theatre Company). Television credits include Crisis, Chicago Fire, Patriot and APB. Film credits include Personal Shopper. Ty is a proud graduate of the School at Steppenwolf 2012.

Taylor Mac (Playwright) (who uses “judy”, lowercase sic, not as a name but as a gender pronoun) is a playwright, actor, singer-songwriter, performance artist, director and producer. Named “one of the most exciting theater artists of our time” by Time Out NY, judy is the author of 17 full-length plays and performance pieces including A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (Kennedy Prize in Drama); Hir (placed on the top ten theater of 2015 lists of The New York Times, New York Magazine and Time Out NY; published by North Western University Press and in American Theater Magazine); The Lily’s Revenge (Obie Award); The Walk Across America for Mother Earth (named One of the Best Plays of 2011 by The New York Times); The Young Ladies Of (Chicago’s Jeff Award nomination for Best Solo); Red Tide Blooming (Ethyl Eichelberger Award); and The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac (Edinburgh Festival’s Herald Angel Award). Mac is the recipient of multiple awards including the Kennedy Prize, Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, a Guggenheim

Award, the Herb Alpert Award in Theater, the Peter Zeisler Memorial Award, the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award and an Obie. An alumnus of New Dramatists, judy is currently a New York Theater Workshop Usual Suspect and the Resident playwright at the Here Arts Center.

Hallie Gordon (Director) is currently the Artistic Director of Steppenwolf for Young Adults, where she has directed many productions for the program including the world premiere of Monster by Walter Dean Myers, George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, the world premiere of The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird and the world premiere of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. Hallie has also directed for Northlight Theatre and is an ensemble member for Rivendell Theatre where she directed the critically acclaimed Dry Land and Eat Your Heart Out. Hallie is thrilled to be making her main stage directing debut. “Many thanks to Anna, Amy. For Jude who has been patient with me as I keep learning.”

of Morel (Chicago Opera Theatre); Teddy Ferarra, Venus in Fur, The World of Extreme Happiness, The Little Foxes, The Matchmaker, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles (Goodman Theatre); Death of a Streetcar…, Marjorie Prime, Isaac’s Eye, Days Like Today (Writers Theatre); Bruise Easy (American Theatre Company); and Blood and Gifts (TimeLine Theatre). In New York, she has designed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage Theatre, MCC Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, Primary Stages, Play Company and Juilliard. Her regional credits include work at Guthrie Theater, Old Globe, Huntington, Barrington Stage, Two Rivers, Studio Theatre, Williamstown and Yale Repertory. Her film credits include Beloved and All Saints Day. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama (Lerman Fellowship in Design). She has been nominated for Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards. jennymannis.com

Ann G. Wrightson (Lighting Design) is

pleased to be back at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Some past designs here are Domesticated, Up, August: Osage County, Intimate Collette Pollard (Scenic Design) returns Apparel and Man from Nebraska. She designed the to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where recent Broadway production of Souvenir and was a Tony credits include The Fundamentals, Between nominee for the Tony Award-winning August: Riverside and Crazy and Head of Passes. Collette Osage County, which she designed for Broadway, has worked with Hallie Gordon on George Orwell’s London, Sydney and the National Tour. Recent 1984, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Heart is a Lonely projects include Feeding the Dragon (City Theatre, Hunter, The House on Mango Street and Harriet Pittsburgh); The Three Musketeers (Indiana Jacobs. Recent Chicago credits include The Hunter Repertory Theatre) and Disgraced (St Louis & The Bear (Pigpen Theatre and Writers Theatre); Repertory Theatre). She has designed extensively The Great and Terrible Wizard of Oz and Death & in regional theatres including Cleveland Play Harry Houdini at The House Theatre where she House, Yale Repertory Theatre, Portland Center is a company member. Regional credits include Stage and ten seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, Great Expectations Festival. Her awards include a 2009 IRNE Award (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); and How I Learned for Fences (Best Lighting Design, Huntington to Drive (Cleveland Playhouse and Syracuse Stage). Theatre Company) and a 2014 PAMTA Award for Collette is the recipient of several Jeff Awards Fiddler on the Roof (Portland Center Stage). and has joined the faculty at UIC as an Associate Richard Woodbury (Sound Design & Professor of Design at the School of Theatre and Original Music) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Music. “Many thanks to the endless support from Company where prior credits include original her family.” music and/or sound design for Linda Vista, Jenny Mannis (Costume Design) is thrilled Mary Page Marlowe, The Night Alive, Slowgirl, to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Belleville, Middletown, August: Osage County and Her Chicago credits include Domesticated others. Additional credits include Uncle Vanya, (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Invention The Matchmaker, 2666, stop.reset, The Little Bios 15


Hir Bios Foxes and Rapture Blister Burn at the Goodman Theatre where he is Resident Sound Designer and numerous productions at regional theatres across the United States. Broadway credits include Desire Under the Elms, August: Osage County, Talk Radio and others. Richard has received Joseph Jefferson, Helen Hayes, Ruth Page, IRNE and Ovation awards for outstanding sound design.

Gigi Buffington (Company Vocal Coach)

belongs to AEA, SAG/AFTRA and VASTA. Recent credits include Mary Page Marlowe, John Steinbeck’s East of Eden (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Merchant Of Venice (Jewish Ghetto, Venice, Italy); texts & beheadings/ Elizabeth R (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Folger Theatre); The Tempest (LaMaMa); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet (with David Tennant & Patrick Stewart), Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Royal Shakespeare Company); Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, The Seagull, Antony & Cleopatra, Othello, The Merry Wives Of Windsor, An Illiad (American Players Theatre); The Blonde Hurricane (Nemzeti Theater); and A Life In The Theater (Patrick Stewart on Broadway). Gigi is an Arts Professor at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Directing credits include Vinegar Tom, The Crucible, Top Girls, Unity, and Number 11 (Blue & White).

Penny Lane Studios (Wig and Hair Design) consists of Samantha Umstead, Emily Young, Coral Gable and Christine Conley. They are honored to have been working with Steppenwolf Theatre Company since Good People in 2012. Other 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 Relativity (Northlight Theatre); Beyond Caring (Lookingglass Theatre Company); and Parade (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.

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Laura D. Glenn (Stage Manager) is proud to

be celebrating her 27th year as an Equity Stage Manager for Steppenwolf Theatre Company where some of her credits include: Straight White Men, The Fundamentals, Between Riverside and Crazy, Domesticated, Grand Concourse, The Qualms, Slowgirl, Head of Passes, Three Sisters, Middletown, a parallelogram, Superior Donuts, The Violet Hour, Buried Child (regional and Broadway productions), The Infidel, Space, Nomathemba and many others. Northlight Theatre credits include production stage management for Butler, Outside Mullingar, The Mousetrap, Chapatti, The Whipping Man, The Odd Couple, Ten Chimneys, Season’s Greetings, Souvenir, Retreat from Moscow, Permanent Collection, Cat Feet, Blue/Orange, Mitch Albom’s Tuesdays with Morrie, Sky Girls, Rounding Third and A Skull in Connemara. International credits include Better Late (Northlight Theatre); Orange Flower Water, Purple Heart (Steppenwolf Theatre Compnay) at the Galway Arts Festival in Ireland and The Man Who Came to Dinner (Steppenwolf Theatre Company) at the BITE festival at The Barbican in England.

Theater, Labyrinth Theater). Other directing credits at Steppenwolf include Visiting Edna, Mary Page Marlowe, Three Sisters, A Parallelogram, Up, 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). Off-Broadway 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.

David Schmitz (Executive Director) has worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for 11 years, serving in the roles of Director of Finance and

Administration, General Manager and currently as Executive 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.

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Mary Hungerford (Assistant Stage Manager)

is excited to be collaborating with this incredible group of artists on Hir. Other Steppenwolf Theatre Company credits include Ironbound, Buena Vista, The Drunken City, Penelope and The March. Chicago stage management credits include productions with Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, TimeLine Theatre and Writers Theatre. Regional credits include the 2016 – 2017 tour of Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Moby Dick to Atlanta, GA, 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

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Playwright Taylor Mac on Hir When I first moved to New York I was trying to be an actor and I hadn’t discovered what that meant, what the options of that could be for me. So then I discovered this club world that was so fascinating to me in the sense that there were rules, but they were completely different, and you didn’t

have to ask for permission to be creative, you could just show up and do it.

The catalyst for it was certainly about growing up in Stockton, California, and in a place that I couldn’t wait to get out of, couldn’t wait to escape. I left, all my

And then there was a community too that was there, that was present, that was progressive and radical and interested in ideas. And you would think that the nightlife would just be people drinking and partying and having a good time, and it is that as well, but there was also this

friends left, we’re all doing amazing things. Everyone is really, really interesting and doing incredible stuff in the world, but Stockton isn’t.

real intellectual discourse that was happening amongst all

Stockton is statistically one of the worst places to live in America and always has been in my lifetime, so that was the catalyst for the play, what responsibility do we have to something that has been abusive to us.

of the fucking and sucking and drinking and, you know, all of the fun.

So because the form of that world was so liberating, so much not a part of a social dictator or social contract, then the form of my theatre could expand as well, the form of the art that I wanted to make could also kind of blow up. Even the work like Hir which is a four-character kitchen-sink dramedy, or black comedy, or whatever you want to call it (I call it absurd realism), is a piece that is addressing homogeneity and heterogeneity, and the play is trying to be multiple

things in a world that is asking it to be one thing.

the brain when I wrote this play, and I obviously had this company on the brain when I wrote the play. Yeah, it was kind of my, it’s, I don’t want to say it’s my take on Sam Shepard, but it was heavily influenced, I think. So it’s thrilling to me to be at Steppenwolf, it’s totally thrilling, it’s like “Oh my gosh it happened,” you know? I feel like I manifested it.

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I started writing this play right after I saw Buried Child, the Steppenwolf production of Buried Child that went to Broadway. And so I had Sam Shepard on

Watch the video of Taylor’s interview on steppenwolf.org/watch--listen

The plot of the play is, it’s a fairly simple plot, prodigal son comes home from the war and everything that he knew of home to be is now different. His sister is no longer his sister but his transgender / genderqueer sibling. And so everything is different and the house is a total disaster. The father made everything be orderly and now nothing is orderly. They’ve decided to basically deconstruct their home. And then this transgender character, Max, is kind of stuck in the middle a little bit. In a lot of ways it’s my way of saying, what if America

(we always think of the prodigal son as the metaphor for America), what if the metaphor for America was the transgender kid instead? What does that do to our understanding of the United States?


What’s Your Gender Pronoun? My name is Greta Honold and I use the gender pronouns she/her. In the play Hir the character of Max uses the pronouns ze/hir. Here is an excerpt from the script, in which Paige explains Max’s choice of gender pronouns to Isaac:

Q: What is a pronoun?

uses for themself. For example: If Alex’s pronouns are she, her, and hers, you could say “Alex ate her food because she was hungry.”

they were hungry.) This is a pretty common gender-neutral pronoun and it can be used in the singular. In fact, “they” was voted as the Word of the Year in 2015. Ze, hir (Tyler ate hir food because ze was hungry.) Ze is pronounced like “zee” can also be spelled zie or xe, and replaces she/he/they. Hir is pronounced like “here” and replaces her/hers/him/his/they/theirs. Just my name please! (Ash ate Ash’s food because Ash was hungry) Some people prefer not to use pronouns at all, using their name as a pronoun instead. Never refer to a person as “it” or “he-she”. These are offensive slurs used against trans and gender non-conforming individuals.

Q: Why is it important to respect people’s pronouns?

Q: How do I ask someone what pronouns they use?

A: A pronoun is a word that refers to either

the people talking (like I or you) or someone or something that is being talked about (like she, it, them, and this). Gender pronouns (like he and hers) specifically refer to people that you are talking about.

Q: What are gender pronouns? A: A gender pronoun is the pronoun that a person PAIGE: Isaac, stay with me. What you think you know, you do not know. There are no longer two genders. No longer simply a Y and X chromosome but an alphabet of genders. They call it the LGBTTSQQIAAP community. Or what I call the gender of Lugabuttsqueehah. In these new genders exists new pronouns. Max is no longer a “she” or a “he.” So you call Max “ze.” You must use “ze” instead of the pronouns “he” or “she” and you must use the pronoun (Pronounced “here.” ) “hir,” H-I-R, in place of the pronouns “her” or “him.” Max gets very upset if you refer to hir as a she, he,

her, or him. Ze wants you to refer to hir as a hir or ze. Ze also gets upset when you emphasize the ze as if commenting on the pronoun Hir when speaking to hir. For example if you were to say, “What is ZE doing today?,” ze will not like that. Ze, understandably, is not to be treated as a side-show oddity. Ze wants you to say ze or hir as if this had been part of your regular speaking vocabulary your entire life. Any breach in decorum will cause hir to write in hir blog about how awful hir troglodyte fascist hetero-normative mother is. It’s fantastic.

ISAAC: I’m confused.

There’s some humor infused into that exchange, but pronouns are serious business. Respecting other people’s gender identities has become a core value at Steppenwolf, where we have included our gender pronouns on our email signatures, and as a company we make it a practice to share our gender pronouns when we introduced ourselves to new colleagues and collaborators. For some of us, it was a learning experience. For others, it was old news and a welcome relief. With a play onstage that takes its title from a gender pronoun, it seems like a great opportunity to share one of our favorite resources about gender pronouns with you! Without further ado, a FAQ on gender pronouns from the UW Milwaukee Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center. Learn more at https://uwm.edu/lgbtrc/support/gender-pronouns/

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A: You can’t always know what someone’s PGP

(personal gender pronoun) is by looking at them. Asking and correctly using someone’s personal pronoun is one of the most basic ways to show your respect for their gender identity. When someone is referred to with the wrong pronoun, it can make them feel disrespected, invalidated, dismissed, alienated, or dysphoric (or, often, all of the above.) It is a privilege to not have to worry about which pronoun someone is going to use for you based on how they perceive your gender. If you have this privilege, yet fail to respect someone else’s gender identity, it is not only disrespectful and hurtful, but also oppressive.

Q: What are some commonly used pronouns? A: She, her, hers and he, him, his are a few

commonly used pronouns. Some people call these “female/feminine” and “male/masculine” pronouns, but many avoid these labels because not everyone who uses he feels like a “male” or “masculine.” There are also lots of gender-neutral pronouns in use. Here are a few you might hear: They, them, theirs (Shea ate their food because

A: Try asking: “What pronouns do you use?” or “Can you remind me what pronouns you use?” It can feel awkward at first, but it is not half as awkward as making a hurtful assumption. If you are asking as part of an introduction exercise and you want to quickly explain what a PGP is, you can try something like this: “Tell us your name, where you come from, and your personal pronoun. That means the pronoun that you use in reference to yourself. For example, I’m Xena, I’m from Amazon Island, and I like to be referred to with she, her, and hers pronouns. So you could say, ‘she went to her car’ if you were talking about me.” Q: What if I make a mistake? A: It’s okay! Everyone slips up from time to time.

The best thing to do if you use the wrong pronoun for someone is to say something right away, like “Sorry, I meant she.” If you realize your mistake after the fact, apologize in private and move on. A lot of the time it can be tempting to go on and on about how bad you feel that you messed up or how hard it is for you to get it right. Please don’t! It is inappropriate and makes the person who was misgendered feel awkward and responsible for comforting you, which is absolutely not their job.

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Ensemble Spotlight:

Namir Smallwood Member since 2017 Hometown: Newark, New Jersey Performances

BLKS (Upcoming 2017) Monster (2017) Man in Love (2011) The Hot L Baltimore (2011)

What brought you to Steppenwolf?

In 2010, I did my first play in Chicago which was Lost Boys of Sudan by Lonnie Carter at Victory Gardens Theater. After that, I was invited to audition for Steppenwolf’s production of Hot L Baltimore. Luckily enough, I got the part of Jamie where Alana Arenas plays my sister. That was my initial experience.

Martha Lavey

February 1957 – April 2017

For which role are you most recognized?

I’m probably most recognized for playing Beta in Philip Dawkins’ Charm. Or, XL Dancer in East Texas Hot Links that Ron OJ Parson directed at Writers Theatre.

Which role do you wish you could do again? The next one!

What is your favorite thing to do on a sunny Chicago afternoon? Take a walk with my lovely lady and our dog.

What’s next for you?

I am currently in rehearsals for Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau at Lincoln Center Theater in New York that runs June 15th to August 27th.

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Above (from left): Smallwood in Man in Love (2011), Smallwood and Alana Arenas in The Hot L Baltimore (2011), Smallwood and Daniel Kyri in Monster (2017). Photos by Michael Brosilow

Martha Lavey, ensemble member and former Steppenwolf Artistic Director, passed away on Tuesday April 25 due to complications from a stroke she suffered the previous week. This stroke was in addition to the debilitating stroke she suffered in May of 2015, and from which she had been struggling to recover. She spent her last days as she lived, in the company and comfort of family, ensemble members and people who love her deeply. As faithful friends, audience members, donors, staff, artists, mentees and members of the Steppenwolf community, we were all indelibly impacted by Martha’s passion, commitment, vision and unmatched intellect. Martha cared deeply for each and every one of us—no matter our relationship to her or the theatre. She will be dearly missed.

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The Steppenwolf Ensemble first began performing in the mid-1970s in the basement

of a Highland Park church, the ambitious brainchild of three high school and college friends: Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney and Gary Sinise. Fast forward 41 years and Steppenwolf Theatre Company has become the nation’s premier ensemble theater—redefining the landscape of acting and performance. The ensemble has grown to 49 members who represent a remarkable generation of actors, directors and playwrights. Thrilling, powerful, groundbreaking productions from Balm in Gilead and The Grapes of Wrath to August: Osage County—and accolades that include the National Medal of Arts and 12 Tony Awards—have made the theater legendary. Steppenwolf’s artistic force remains rooted in the original vision of its founders: an artist-driven theater, whose vitality is defined by its sharp appetite for groundbreaking, innovative work. That work is represented in production photos displayed throughout the theater.

The Steppenwolf Ensemble

JOAN ALLEN

KEVIN ANDERSON

ALANA ARENAS

RANDALL ARNEY

KATE ARRINGTON

IAN BARFORD

ROBERT BREULER

GARY COLE

GLENN DAVIS

KATHRYN ERBE

AUDREY FRANCIS

K. TODD FREEMAN

FRANK GALATI

FRANCIS GUINAN

MOIRA HARRIS

JON MICHAEL HILL

TIM HOPPER

TOM IRWIN

ORA JONES

TERRY KINNEY

TINA LANDAU

MARTHA LAVEY

TRACY LETTS

JOHN MAHONEY

JOHN MALKOVICH

SANDRA MARQUEZ

MARIANN MAYBERRY

TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY

JAMES VINCENT MEREDITH

LAURIE METCALF

AMY MORTON

SALLY MURPHY

CAROLINE NEFF

BRUCE NORRIS

AUSTIN PENDLETON

JEFF PERRY

WILLIAM PETERSEN

YASEN PEYANKOV

MARTHA PLIMPTON

RONDI REED

MOLLY REGAN

ANNA D. SHAPIRO

ERIC SIMONSON

GARY SINISE

NAMIR SMALLWOOD

LOIS SMITH

RICK SNYDER

JIM TRUE-FROST

ALAN WILDER

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Steppenwolf Staff Artistic

Jonathan Berry Aaron Carter Hallie Gordon Artistic Producers JC Clementz Casting Director Polly Hubbard Literary Manager Tam Dickson Casting Associate Francis Guinan Tracy Letts Amy Morton Yasen Peyankov Associate Artists

Education

Hallie Gordon Artistic Director Megan Shuchman Education Director Jared Bellot Education Coordinator Emilio G. Robles Curriculum and Instruction Manager Rebecca Adelsheim Interim PLP Assistant Ali Hoefnagel Amanda Dunne Acevedo Ashley Roberson Cara Greene Epstein Greg Geffrard Jazmin Corona Larry Grimm Mara Stern Sindy Castro Thom Pasculli Tiffany Fulson Wilfredo Ramos, Jr. Teaching Artists

Administration

Lupe Garcia Quiles Events Management Director Jackie Snuttjer Finance Director Jovito Alvarez Finance Manager Paul Miller Office Manager LaDonna Lane Human Resources Generalist Brian Hurst Finance Coordinator Gabriel Alaniz Events Management Associate George Costas IT Associate Adrianna Durantt Executive Administrator

Development

Sandy Karuschak Director of Development Eric Evenskaas Associate Director of Development

Anna D. Shapiro Artistic Director

Courtney Anderson Director of Special Events Kristy Conway Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Leslie Mastroianni Campaign Director Suzanne Miller Annual Giving Director Jessica Gretch Individual Giving Manager Max Lando Institutional Giving Manager Karyn Todd Donor Engagement Manager Sarah Giovannetti Special Events Coordinator A.J. Roy Development Associate Samantha Price Development Associate Chelsea Smith Campaign Assistant

Marketing, Communications & Audience Services

John Zinn Director of Marketing and Communications Donovan Foote Design Director Madeline Long Communications Director Erika Nelson Marketing Director Greta Honold Audience Engagement Creative Producer Joel Moorman Digital Content Producer Kevin Castillo Digital Marketing Manager Neel McNeill Marketing Manager Patrick Zakem Audience Engagement Coordinator Jacqueline Rosas Marketing Assistant David Masnato Graphic Designer Leean Kim Torske PR Assistant Casey VanWormer Audience Services Director Jimmy Freund Social Media Director and Audience Services Supervisor Billie Rye Bryant Audience Services Manager Stephanie Heller Audience Services Subscription Manager Mike Brunlieb Geehoon Lim Audience Services Supervisors Molly Layton Group Sales Coordinator

Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry and Gary Sinise Executive Artistic Board

Roseann Bishop Membership Coordinator Benjamin Adams Craig Barnes Rebecca Butler Rebekah Camm Sarah Carter Juli Del Prete Allison Diamond Victoria Gilbert Elizabeth Gottman Dylan Grassl Kevin Greene Kenya Hall Annaliese McSweeney Michael Russell Charles Strater Audience Services Associates

Audience Outreach Joshua Cashman Audience Outreach Manager Spencer Blair Audience Outreach Supervisor Benjamin Adams Charles Frydenberg Wright Gatewood Rukmini Girish Marilyn Hillary Brian Lee Isaiah Polstein Michael Russell Maggie Shreve Audience Outreach Associates

Operations

Cory Jeanes Director of Operations Peter Van Kempen Facilities Manager Mike Mroch Facilities Project Coordinator Adrian Castro Operations Coordinator Harold Jaffe Facilities Staff Irukia Ahmed Ali Victor David Padam Dhungel Tul Ghaley Madan Gurung Noor Alam Islam Ababe Mekonen Shamshuddin Mohamed Shofi Aminata Talawally Bhagirath Timsina Custodial Staff

Audience Experience

Evan Hatfield Director of Audience Experience Danielle Shindler Food & Beverage Director, Front Bar General Manager Denise Yvette Serna Front of House Manager Donald Coulson Parking Manager

Jacob Lorenz Front Bar Assistant Manager Aaron Aptaker Audience Experience Coordinator Nick Burt Jennifer Castillo David Clauson Lynn Cosby Bryce Gangel Maureen Davies Allison Heinz Curtis Jackson Megan Kaminsky Allison Kupfer Leah Meacham Greg Mehl Chrystle Morman Elizabeth Myrick Renato Sanchez Allison Shackelford Anthony Silvestri Jessica Smith Shunna Tolliver Kelly Voke Elizabeth Wigley Audience Experience Associates Cassandra Bowers Morgan Burkey Ben Burmeister Jake Drummond Quinn Hegarty Samuel Garrott Jared Hecht Dani Nicole James Juwan Lockett Alyson Morrill Savannah Reich Ashley Schilling Lukas Vlasnik Taleshia Walker Paris Wilson Front Bar Staff Angel Aguilar Mustafa Chaudry Sam Morales Gabriel Sanchez Parking Associates Jack Meyer and Lauren Louer, The Saints Volunteer Usher Coordination

Production

Tom Pearl Director of Production Brianna Parry Associate Production Manager Erin Cook Company Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director Mike Donohue Technical Director Chad Hain Associate Technical Director Christopher Kristant Assistant Technical Director Kyle Land Ryan Luwe Russell Scott Lydia Strini Scenic Carpenters

David Schmitz Executive Director Jon Woelfer Draftsperson Zoe Shiffrin Scenic Charge Artist Jenny DiLuciano Properties Master Emily Feder Jay Tollefsen Assistant Properties Masters Charles Moser Master Properties Artisan Aimee Plant Properties Artisan Shannon Higgins Wardrobe, Hair and Make Up Supervisor AJ Littlefield Staff Wardrobe Caryn Weglarz Klein Costume Director Mae Haskins Assistant Costume Designer Laurel Clayson Head Draper Lynae Vandermeulen Work Room Supervisor and Draper Daisy Lindas Assistant Costume Director Staci Weigum Costume Shop Assistant J. R. Lederle Lighting Supervisor Ernesto Gomez Master Electrician Rick Haefele House Carpenter Dawn Przybylski Stage Carpenter Martha Wegener Audio Engineer Gregor Mortis Assistant Audio Engineer Matthew Chapman 1700 Tech Coordinator Karen Thompson Light Board Operator Cassie Calderone Malcolm Ewen Christine D. Freeburg Laura D. Glenn Brian Maschka Stage Managers

Board of Trustees Executive Committee

Eric Lefkofsky, Chair Keating Crown, Vice Chair Deborah H. Quazzo, Secretary L. Heather Mitchell, Treasurer Henry S. Bienen Carole L. Brown Douglas R. Brown Elizabeth H. Connelly Nora Daley Rich Feitler Paul W. Goodrich Lynn Lockwood Murphy Kenneth J. Porrello Bruce Sagan Stephanie B. Smith John R. Walter Helen Zell

Trustees

Sarah Beardsley Michael W. Bender Marlene Breslow-Blitstein Ebs Burnough Robin Tennant Colburn Beth Boosalis Davis Amy Eshleman Juliette Feld D. Cameron Findlay Lawrence M. Gill Matthew Gray Robert J. Greenebaum, Jr. Caryn Harris John Hart Jon Michael Hill Dennis D. Howarter George A. Joseph Donna La Pietra Tina Landau Tracy Letts Mary Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr. Holly Maloney Tarell Alvin McCraney David E. Mendelsohn Verett Mims Christopher M. Murphy Katherine Nardin Yasen Peyankov David C. Pisor Merle Reskin Cari B. Sacks Robert Sanborn Manuel “Manny” Sanchez Anna D. Shapiro Matthew Shapiro Colette Cachey Smithburg Elliot A. Stultz Bryan Traubert

Emeritus Trustees J. Robert Barr Lawrence Block Michael Cahan John N. Fox, Jr. Gloria Scoby

Past Chairpersons William L. Atwell Larry D. Brady Douglas R. Brown Nora Daley Laurence Edwards John N. Fox, Jr. Elliott Lyon Gordon Murphy William H. Plummer Bruce Sagan Gloria Scoby Donna Vos

Professional Leadership Program

Grace Bolander Abbey Bumbledare Cosette Craig Jacob Goodman Nina Jayashankar Yianni Kinnas Roshni Lavelle Gabrielle Muñoz Hanna Samawi Melanie Thompson Sara Torres Daniel Washelesky Lindsey Zeritis

Agency of Record Grip

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Leading Contributors Steppenwolf Ensemble Fund multi-year commitment to Steppenwolf’s artistic development Grand Patrons

Julie and Roger Baskes Joyce Chelberg The Davee 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 John Hart and Carol Prins Liz and Eric Lefkofsky The Negaunee Foundation Helen Zell

Distinguished Patrons

Anonymous Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior Henry and Leigh Bienen Betty Bradshaw Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly Amy and Cameron Findlay Richard and Mary L. Gray Bob and Amy Greenebaum Steven D. Loucks Jim and Kay Mabie Holly and Matt Maloney Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst

Season Production Support

Allstate Insurance Company Ameriprise Financial Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Berman Douglas R. Brown Phil and Mary Beth Canfield The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Elizabeth H. Connelly Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Donald and Anne Edwards Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Marian, Fruman and Lisa Jacobson Nancy A. Lauter Melcher Charitable Foundation Janet Melk L. Heather Mitchell and Kenny Mitchell National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust

2016/17 Season Sponsors The Orlebeke Foundation PwC Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Merle Reskin Robert and Louise Sanborn Harry and Susan Seigle Matthew Shapiro and Jacqueline Podewils Toni Sandor Smith Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Bill and Orli Staley

New Plays, New Artists, New Audiences

The Davee Foundation The Edgerton Foundation The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Prince Charitable Trusts Time Warner Foundation Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Zell Family Foundation

Steppenwolf for Young Adults

Allstate Insurance Company Alphawood Foundation Archer Daniels Midland Company Paul M. Angell Foundation Helen Brach Foundation Douglas R. Brown Capri Capital Partners, LLC Ann and Richard Carr City of Chicago: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events CME Group Foundation The Crown Family Nora Daley and Sean Conroy Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot The Field Foundation of Illinois Mary and Paul Finnegan Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Illinois Tool Works Foundation J.P.Morgan Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Tracy Letts Doug and Cynthia McKeen Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy The Negaunee Foundation Northern Trust Charitable Trust Polk Bros. Foundation Robert and Louise Sanborn Dr. Scholl Foundation Steppenwolf Associates United Airlines

Professional Leadership Programs & Multicultural Fellowship American Express Joyce Foundation

Steppenwolf’s reputation derives from our willingness to take on challenging, ambitious projects. Our future relies upon the generous support of season sponsors who provide invaluable resources for the work of our actors, directors and playwrights. We thank you for your commitment to the vision of our ensemble.

Veterans’ Night

Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 2016/17 season is generously sponsored by:

Major Support of General Operations and Special Projects

Grand Benefactors

Gary Sinise Foundation

Buchanan Family Foundation Julius Frankel Foundation The Reva & David Logan Foundation John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Prince Charitable Trusts Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert Rhoades Foundation Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Smart Family Foundation Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust The Wallace Foundation The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust Lead Underwriter of fundraising for The Campaign for Steppenwolf

2017 Gala

Allstate Insurance Company Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Exelon PwC DLA Piper LLP (US) & Mendelsohn Legal Greenberg Traurig LLP Grosvenor Capital Management Mrs. John M. Hartigan The Negaunee Foundation Cameron and Amy Findlay

2016/17 Steppenwolf Salutes Women In The Arts Luncheon BMO Harris Bank

Official Exclusive Airline United Airlines

Official Lighting Sponsor ComEd

Contact Sandy Karuschak, Director of Development, at 312-654-5621 or skaruschak@steppenwolf.org to learn more about unique ways to support the work on our stages.

Benefactors

2016/17 Corporate Arts Council Steppenwolf’s Corporate Arts Council brings together a community of smart, innovative companies to connect in a unique, exciting environment here at the theater. Supporting Steppenwolf’s mission to champion new talent within the theater, the Corporate Arts Council engages members throughout the year to network, entertain, and give back. Leading Members Allstate Insurance Company, Meghan Sporleder Ameriprise Financial, Patricia Moll Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ben Bard DLA Piper LLP (US), Katrina Hausfeld

Exelon Corporation, Jason Decker J.P.Morgan, Kelly Epstein Northern Trust, Mark Taylor PwC, Vilma Chan

Premier Members Faegre Baker Daniels, Patrick M. Miller

Sidley Austin LLP, Elizabeth M. Schubert

Members Aon, Nichole Barnes Mitchell Baker & McKenzie LLP, Ginger Partee Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Mark Filip Make It Better Media, Susan B. Noyes

Newcastle Limited, Michael Haney Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Brian Duwe Winston & Strawn LLP, Matthew R. Carter

For more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Max Lando at 312-654-5697 or mlando@steppenwolf.org.

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Community Volunteers New Play Development Fund Committee supports Steppenwolf’s mission to be a preeminent producer of new American plays. Deborah Quazzo*, Chair Julie Baskes Douglas R. Brown* Susan O. Berghoef Joyce Chelberg Robin Tennant Colburn* Nora Daley* Jay Franke Caryn Harris* Liz Lefkofsky Jim Mabie Robert Sanborn* Matthew Shapiro* Colette Cachey Smithburg* Helen Zell*

Education Committee advocates

for the programming of Steppenwolf for Young Adults and for access to quality arts experiences for teens and teachers. Robert Sanborn*, Chair Sarah Beardsley* Michael Bolton Sheila Chapman Beth Boosalis Davis* Jeremy Dunn Amy Eshleman* Juliette Feld* Jane Fleming Paul Gaynor Larry Grimm John Hart* Solveig Herzum Lynn Lockwood Murphy* Nicole Losurdo Sybil Madison-Boyd Susan Noel Ashley Pettit Anne M. Phillips Donald J. Phillips II Deborah Quazzo* Sydney Sidwell Jennifer Stuart Elliot A. Stultz* Annie Tully David Wagener Nina A. Winston Bobbi Zabel

Directors Circle Committee

helps steward and grow the theater’s largest donor program. Frances E. Tuite, Chair Patricia Bobb Janyce D. Brengel Bryce Cooper Beth Boosalis Davis* Greg Desmond Ritu Dhingra Stacy Fleming Julie Gustafson Mike Gustafson Rebecca Johnston Sherri Kayser Michael LaTona Susan Lichtenstein Stephanie Linn Beth Loeb Cathy Nathan Toni Sandor Smith Gail Steingold Gail Straus

2017 Gala

Steppenwolf’s Gala Co-Chairs plan the signature fundraising event led by the theater’s Board of Trustees. Amy Eshleman* and Lori Lightfoot Cameron* and Amy Findlay Susan and David* Mendelsohn Jon Michael Hill* Tim Hopper and Karen Viola Amy Morton and Rob Milburn

Women in the Arts Luncheon Committee spearheads our annual fundraising event, honoring leading artists in theater, film and television. Vilma Chan Elizabeth H. Connelly* Keating Crown* Mary A. Dempsey Amy Eshleman* Noreen Gallagher Julie Jensen Donna La Pietra* Liz Lefkofsky Mary Ludford* Dr. Lisa McGrady Lynn Lockwood Murphy* Deborah Quazzo* Stephanie B. Smith* Elliot A. Stultz* Helen Zell*

Planned Giving Advisory Committee, comprised of finance

and legal professionals, provides expertise in estate planning activities to support the theater. Christine Albright, Chair Andrew R. Gelman Edward A. Gershman James H. Goodrich Julie Gustafson Leigh S. Harter Julie Hendricks Kathryn Kennedy Robert LoPrete Pamela L. Lucina Theresa Marx Colleen McElligott Susan A. Payne Judith M. Pieper Claudia B. Sangster Kathleen O’Hagan Scallan Richard B. Thies Frank Trocchio

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. Meitav Aaron Ayaan Asthana Kinnedy Broughton Dulce Carino Felicia Felix Ines Garcia Myles Gebert Agrim Handa Danielle Burke Lilian McGrady Trevon Muhammad Eryk Nytko Kealoha Ogunseitan Gloria Oladipo Sarah Powers Drew Shattuck Emma Siegel Sydney Swanson Karen Sylvester Evin Tari

Corporate, Foundation & Government Contributors Grand Benefactors ($100,000+) Allstate Insurance Company* City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events The Crown Family‡ The Davee Foundation‡ Lefkofsky Family Foundation‡ John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation‡* The Negaunee Foundation Shubert Foundation, Inc. Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust‡ United Airlines The Wallace Foundation‡ Zell Family Foundation ‡ Benefactors ($50,000 – 99,999) Anonymous Alphawood Foundation Paul M. Angell Foundation The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Chicago Community Trust ComEd Edgerton Foundation J.P.Morgan* 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 The Joyce Foundation‡ Laurents/Hatcher Foundation The Reva & David Logan Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust* Polk Bros. Foundation* PwC Smart Family Foundation of Illinois Time Warner Foundation Vinci Producers ($25,000 – 49,999)

To get involved or learn more, please contact Eric Evenskaas, Associate Director of Development, at 312-654-5615 or eevenskaas@steppenwolf.org.

* Steppenwolf Trustee

Anonymous American Express Ameriprise Financial Archer Daniels Midland Company Capri Capital Partners, LLC DLA Piper LLP (US) Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Greenberg Traurig LLP

Grosvenor Capital Management BMO Harris Bank* Illinois Arts Council, a state agency The Orlebeke Foundation Pfingsten Partners, L.L.C. PNC Prince Charitable Trusts J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation Searle Family Trust Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust Seigle Family Foundation Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation Sidley Austin LLP Gary Sinise Foundation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Patrons ($10,000 – 24,999)

Anonymous (3) Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Aon Baker McKenzie Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc. BNY Mellon Wealth Management Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois The Boeing Company Helen Brach Foundation Buchanan Family Foundation The Canning Foundation CME Group Foundation Citadel LLC Mary Dempsey, Philip H. Corboy Foundation CRC Swett Henry Crown and Company Dover Foundation Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Faegre Baker Daniels The Field Foundation of Illinois Graycor, Inc. Green Courte Partners, LLC GrubHub Hotel Indigo Hotel Lincoln Illinois Tool Works Foundation Kirkland & Ellis LLP Make It Better Media McKinsey & Company, Inc. Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation Melcher Charitable Foundation

* Corporations and foundations that have made employee matching gifts

‡ Multi-year pledge

Mendelsohn Legal, Inc. Newcastle Limited Norcon, Inc PUBLIC Chicago Rhoades Foundation Ropes & Gray LLP Sage Foundation Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Dr. Scholl Foundation Shure Incorporated Siragusa Family Foundation The Smithburg Family Foundation John and Carol Walter Family Foundation William Blair & Company Winston & Strawn, LLP

Sustainers ($5,000 – $9,999) Baird Modestus Bauer Foundation Baxter International Inc.* John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Irving Harris Foundation Hub International Karkomi Family Foundation Ice Miller LLP Nordstrom PERT Foundation Louis & Nellie Sieg Fund

Sponsors ($2,500 – 4,999)

Amsted Industries Foundation Deloitte FROST New Horizon Foundation Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation Sahara Enterprises, Inc. Suite Home Chicago The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation Westside Mechanical Group

Guarantors ($1,000 – 2,499) Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP Innovative Benefits Consultants Lillian H. Florsheim Foundation Mohican Petroleum Inc Plante Moran Resolute Consulting LLC Rochman Charitable Foundation Starshak Winzenburg TTX Company

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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 Douglas R. Brown Playwright/Director Endowment Fund Ford Foundation Artistic and General Operating Endowment Funds

Individual Contributors Directors Circle Richard and Mary L. Gray Production Endowment Fund

Steppenwolf Board Designated Endowment Fund

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund for the Development of New Work

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Endowment Fund created with Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust

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

Nancy L. Wald Production Endowment Fund John and Carol Walter Production Endowment Fund

Individual Contributors Visionary Circle We are honored to recognize the following individuals who have included Steppenwolf in their will or estate plans. The esteemed members of the Visionary Circle help ensure the vitality of Steppenwolf for future generations. Contact Sandy Karuschak at 312-654-5621 or sandyk@steppenwolf.org to learn more about the giving options to consider in your estate planning. Anonymous Valerie and Joseph Abel Robert C. Anderson Dr. Marvin and Joyce Berman Norma Borcherding Douglas R. Brown Barbara L. Dean Janice and Rob Esser Robert H. Glaze Michael Goldberger

Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa John Hart Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Tom Irwin Stephen Johnson Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck Michele Kenner Melanie G. Larch Dr. Paul Lisnek

Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall Sylvia J. Pozarnsky Merle Reskin Dr. Edward O. Riley T. Marshall Rousseau Patrick J. Schauer Harry Seigle Judy Sugarman

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

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Jo Hopkins Deutsch Marjorie Douglas James F. Oates

Andrea Romain and Cleo V. Orthel Rose L. Shure Nancy L. Wald

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 directorscircle@steppenwolf.org. Premier Patrons ($50,000+)

Anonymous Julie and Roger Baskes‡ Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior‡ Leigh and Henry Bienen‡ Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein Douglas R. Brown 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‡ Mary and Bill Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr. Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Randy and Susi Rowe Robert and Louise Sanborn Anna D. Shapiro and Ian Barford Elliot A. Stultz Helen Zell‡

Grand Patrons ($25,000 – $49,999) Phil and Mary Beth Canfield Kent and Liz Dauten Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly‡ Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot Leslie and Matthew Gray Richard and Mary L. Gray‡ Bob and Amy Greenebaum‡ Mrs. John M. Hartigan Marian, Fruman and Lisa Jacobson Nancy A. Lauter Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy‡ Steven D. Loucks‡ Jim and Kay Mabie‡ Holly and Matt Maloney‡ Mr. and Ms. David E. Mendelsohn L. Heather Mitchell and Kenny Mitchell Christopher and Eileen Murphy Pam and Ashley Netzky Merle Reskin Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Manny Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez Sue and Harry Seigle‡ Matthew Shapiro and Jacqueline Podewils

Bill and Orli Staley John and Carol Walter Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst‡

Distinguished Patrons ($10,000 – $24,999) Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Berman Betty Bradshaw Mr. and Ms. John A. Canning Jr. Julie and Bill Casserly Mr. and Mrs. A. Steven Crown Beth Boosalis Davis and Maxwell S. Davis Mary A. Dempsey, Philip H. Corboy Foundation Donald and Anne Edwards Becki and Scott Etzler Juliette Feld and Andrew Grossman Mary and Paul Finnegan Gordon and Wendy Gill Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill Valerie and Paul Goodrich Aimee Graham and Nigel Caine Jon Michael Hill Cathy Iverson Jeffrey Maling and Rebecca Johnston Tracy Letts Cynthia Luse-McKeen and Douglas McKeen Janet Melk Verett Mims Ashley and Noah Pettit Anne and Don Phillips Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Ms. Elizabeth Schubert Stephanie B. Smith and Gerald Smith Toni Sandor Smith Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Frances E. Tuite Tom and Blaine Wells Nina B. Winston Ronald and Geri Yonover

Patrons ($5,000 – $9,999)

Anonymous (4) Carina Abbaticchio and Christine Hermosisima Loren Almaguer and Frank Gerleve Mr. and Mrs. Jack Angelo Mr. and Ms. David Arch Andy and Sue Arnold Gerry Barad and Sharon Ehrens Kevin Boehm and Courtney Moon Janyce D. Brengel Michael and Cathy Brennan Lois Browning Gia and Isaac Colunga Jerry and Josephine Conlon

Liam and Francesca Connel Kent & Liz Dauten Mary M. Emerson Tom and Pat Erickson Dr. and Mrs. Jane Fleming John and Katherine Fox Ms. Joan Harris Mrs. Louise Hart Michael and Mona Heath Fund Judy and Jay Heyman David Hiller Adam and Denise Hoeflich George A. Joseph and Carolyn Bateman‡ Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck Jen and Brad Keck Pamela Kendall-Rijos and John Rijos Brad and Kim Keywell Stephen Kriegel and Family Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad Christine and Michael LaTona Mr. Marvin J. Leavitt and Ms. Susan Karkomi Robert M. and Diane V. S. Levy Alec and Jennifer Litowitz Brian Lukanic and Kelly Dixon Amos and Anat Madanes Don and Melinda Marshall Howard and Sandy Nagelberg Dale and Loretta Pierson Jennifer and Perry Pinto Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall‡ Burton X. and Sheli Rosenberg Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Rosenfeld Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr. David and Susan Schmid Jeffrey Singer and Patricia Carman Marcie and Avy Stein Gail and Eugene Steingold Edward A. Studzinski Jacqueline Tilton Richard and Elaine Tinberg Michael and January Ward Robert and Susan Warrington Dr. David Wasserman Lorrayne and Steve Weiss Philip Zadeik and Elizabeth Krepps

Sustainers ($2,500 – $4,999) Anonymous (3) Kathi and Roger Adams Jack J. Adrian Mr. Anjan Asthana Paula Ausick Sharon Baker John and Caroline Ballantine Gustavo Bamberger and Martha Van Haitsma Solomon and Camila Barnett Bob and Trish Barr

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…cont’d Directors Circle Lawrence Bass and Paula Sneed Martha and Al Belmonte Alan and Nancy Berry Benjamin Bove Doug Bradbury Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Braun Robert and Mary Briscoe Mr. Thomas M. Burke Michael and Merle Cahan David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green Carol and Douglas Cohen Michael and Edie Cohen Kate Cornelius-Schecter Mr. and Mrs. Dennis R. Cowhey Patricia Cox, Katie and Will Hunckler Carl and Cynthia Curry Judy and Tapas K. Das Gupta Diane Dawson Greg Desmond and Michael Segobiano Bill and Cindee Dietz Philip and Marsha Dowd Drs. Thomas E. Durica and Susan Jacob Dr. Steven B. Edelstein Laura and Scott Eisen George Engeln Maurice Fantus and Judith Aiello Randall Fearnow and Beth Compton Roxanne Hori and Robert Felsenthal Stacy and Ian Fleming Steven Florsheim and Jennifer Friedes Lisa and John Folkers Kate and Michael Fridholm Kate Friedlob Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Friedman Leonard Gail and Robin Steans David and Noreen Ann Gallagher Matt and Lindsay Garrison Gary L. Gephart Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg Ethel and Bill Gofen Bob and Carol Goldberg Sheila and Tom Gorey Sue and Melvin Gray The Green Family Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Greenberg‡ William and Nanci Greene Mr. William Gritsonis James and Brenda Grusecki Jack and Sandra Guthman Joan Hall Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa Marcy and Harry Harczak Pam and David Harrington Marlene and Sonny Hersh David Kistenbroker and Cynthia Heusing Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hibel Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Hill Ann S. and Jonathan L. Hoenig Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall Paul and Mariana Ingersoll Patricia Jeffers Craig and Heidi Johnson Stephen Johnson Timothy B. Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley Jeffrey and Lisa Jozwiak Jeremy Kaufman and Vered Hankin Reis and Sherri Kayser

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Adam and Renee Keats Andrew Keyt Jim and Sue Klein Jonathan Klein and Susan Cohn Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Korbet MD Raminder and Vinay Kumar Carol and Jerome Lamet Jody LaVoie Tanya Levshina and Ilya Volvovski Susan Lichtenstein and John Rokacz Robert Bud Lifton and Carol Rosofsky Stephanie F. Linn and Seth B. Krantz Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lowe Mark and Frances Mann Tarell Alvin McCraney Andrew R. McGaan Mr. and Ms. Paul McGrady Becky and Bob McLennan Kevin and Beth McMeen Ellie and Bob Meyers Amy Laiken and Tim Michel Jean and Jordan Nerenberg Bob and Joyce O’Malley Elizabeth Orelup and Lawrence Sonntag Mr. Matthew Parr Amy and Brent Peebles Simon and Kim Perutz Matthias Pfau Ms. Sherri Pincus Patricia Pippert and Steven Redfield Avi and Joan Porat Andrew and Judy L. Porte Bradley and Patricia Reid Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg Sherry and Bob Reum Trisha Rooney Ms. Doris D. Roskin George and Kimberly Ruhana Mitchell Sabshon Carlo and Lalie Scandiuzzi Howard and Gail Schaffner Matthew and Tina Schubert David and Judith L. Sensibar Mark and Kimberly Shadle Ms. Virginia Simmons Robert and Nancy Singleton Steven Smith Matthew Steinmetz Kristin and Stan Stevens Kelly and Jami Stone Judy Sugarman Sue and Timothy Sullivan James E. Thompson John and Maribeth Totten Nick Trakas and Marc Cerone Kelly and Jay Tunney Donna and Dirk Vos Carey Weiss and Karen Pierce Jane and Greg Wintroub Elizabeth Wohlleb Elizabeth A. Ziegler

Benefactors ($1,500 – $2,499) Anonymous (8) Mr. and Mrs. John Aalbregtse Karen and Scott Alexander Polly Allen Nicholas and Kathleen Amatangelo Kimball Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson

Robert C. Anderson George and Debbie Angelillo Stephanie and Dana Arnett Jeffrey S. Arnold and Ellen J. Neely Edgar Bachrach Richard and Janice Bail Dr. Stephanie and Mr. Andy Baker‡ Yuri and Elena Balasanov Catherine Bannister Merrill and Alice Barden Cynthia Barginere Sandra Bass Camille Bathurst and Gregory Belzley Scott and Carla Benigni Bruce and Debbie Bentcover Shirley and Tom Berchou‡ Susen H. Berg and James C. Berg Ron and Colleen Bess Nicholas Biederman Ms. Shannon M. Binder and Mr. Rob Friess Jonathan Blanc Shaun and Andy Block Mr. David Blowers, Jr. Patricia C. Bobb Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski‡ Stanley and Anne Boychuck Marjorie Bransfield Reid Brody and Sally Schwartz-Brody Beth Sprecher Brooks Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brooks Dawn and Harmon Brown George and Joyce Brown‡ John D. and Leslie Henner Burns Timothy Burroughs and Barbara Smith Stephen Byrne and Kerry Shannon Joseph and Cory Cancila‡ Kathleen and Robert Carey Sheila J. Chapman Dr. Rosalyn A. Chrenka and Mr. Ralph P. Maffucci Michael and Stephanie Chu Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke James and Julie Coffman Thomas and Kathleen Coleman Steven and Caralynn Collens J. Gorman Cook and Carole Kohout Bryce Cooper Merle R. Cooper Lisa and Brian Cornell Winnie and Bob Crawford James Curley Dean and Lori Czuma Stephen F. Danziger Nancy Dehmlow Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher Scott Delman Donald Deutsch Gautam and Ritu Dhingra Roberta S. Dillon Carmelita Dockery, ABD Patricia and Richard Doonan Erin and Ian Drury James and Kelly Epstein Juliet and Marc Fallah Demitri and Pamela Fardelos David and Mary Farkas Mr. and Mrs. John Favia Harris J. Feldman, M.D. Carol and Steven Felsenthal Lorna Filippini

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Filler Cory and Cyndi Fosco Jim and Sandy Freeburg Kathryn C. Froney Denise Michelle Gamble Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Lisa Garling and Jeff Miller Tom and Beth Garrow‡ Jim Gattone Paul and Audrey Gaynor Terri and Stephen Geifman Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser Elizabeth Glassman Charlie and Mary Gofen Jennifer and Isaac Goldman Dr. Paul Goldstein and Ms. Nasrin Mahani Sue-Gray Goller Laurence and Carrie Grant Mary and Jim Greene Kathleen and Adam Greetis Charles R. Grode M. Julie and Michael Gustafson Suzanne Gylfe Ginger and Del Hall Claudine C. Hamm Victoria and Charles Harris‡ Stacie R. Hartman Dorothy Harza Mark and Joelle Hayes Jean Heller Sandra L. Helton and Norman M. Edelson Richard and Elaine Heuberger Dr. Matthew and Kimberly Horowitz Arnold and Judith Horwich‡ Holly E. Humphreys Nicole and Pedro Irazoqui Mary Ittelson John Ittner and Jennifer Van Dyke Craig “CJ” Jensen and Craig Dannenbrink Ed Jeske and John Hern David Kathman Dr. Claudia Anne Katz Aviva Katzman and Morris Mauer Judith and Jerry Kaufman Mary Ann and Mark Kaufman Thomas E Keim Sheryl and Tom Keith‡ Peter and Susan Kelly Chris Kendrick and Kasturi Haldar Gerould and Jewell Kern Helen J. Kessler Patricia and Wayne Kik‡ Mike and Leslie King Harry Kinzie Tom Klarquist and Steve Somora Stephanie and Peter Klein Jean Klingenstein Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knauff Jeffrey Koh Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Koldyke Suzy Krueckeberg Mr. Matthew Kutcher and Ms. Rebecca Richards Gerald R. Lanz and Lisa Kearns Lanz Mr. and Mrs. Ron Lemar Travis Lenkner and Erin Delaney Bernard and Averill Leviton Wil Lewis

Dr. Paul M. Lisnek Beth Loeb Abby and George Lombardi Diane and Alejandro Longoria Fran Lambros and John Lowry‡ Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve‡ Dorothy and Oren Lund Michael Maloney and Christine Zyzda Naja Maltezos Arlene Manelli Sandy and Jerry Manne Barbara and Larry Margolis Christine and David Markovitz The Masnato Family Eric and Sarah Mayeda Jim and Lynn McClure Lee and Joyce McCullough Bob and Barb McCullough Dr. Janis Mendelsohn Randi Merel and Allen LeHew Michael and Susan Miller Dr. and Mrs. George and Maureen Miz Martin Modahl and Lauren Conway Blake and Debra Moritz‡ Mindy Munson Patrick J. Nash, Jr. Cathy and Robert Nathan Judy Neafsey and Terry Conway David Ellis and Hope Nightingale Mary Nolen Susan and George Obermaier Gary and Marcie Ochs Peg O’Connor Joe O’Leary Mr. Tony Olson Bridget R. O’Neill Susan and Ted Oppenheimer Sandra and Mark Ostler Brian A. Paetow and Gretchen K. Beetner Jim and Sue Pajakowski Mr. Jared Palmer and Ms. Lisa Frank Phyllis Parish Mr. Deep Patel and Ms. Nisha Begwani Mr. and Mrs. Todd Paul Sandra and Michael Perlow Raymond Perry John and Christine Pfeiffer Dr. Susan Burland and George Plumb Kate Pokorny and Steve Waszak‡ Mary Beth and Terry Porter Sylvia J. Pozarnsky and Tom Riley Elliott Quigley Paul Rauch and Frank Cozzi Linda Reid Ms. Lauri Riggen Susan and Edwin Ritts John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher Carol and Riney Robertson Randy and Betsy Rochman Hilary Rosenthal Dr. Abbie Roth and Sandra Gladstone Roth Holly B. Rothschild and Kenneth Buchanan Janet and Philip Rotner Alan Gordon Rottman Bob Rowe and Mary Senesac Marilynn Rubio John Ryan

Ms. Rebecca Ryerson Francis C. Sadac Ms. Carol S. Sadow A. Sue Samuels Richard and Susan Sanders Pamela and Fred Sasser Paul Scavone and Donna Pawlus Michelle Maton and Mike Schaeffer Joseph Scheper and Kevin Ray Michelle Schlack John Schuchert and Alan Kozlowski Carla M. Scott Diana and Richard Senior Surendra and Dorothie Shah Michael Shapiro and Deb Gohr Shapiro Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner Hope and Jeffrey Sheffield Scott and Tommy Sheridan Judy and Jeffrey Silverman Ms. Julia Simpson James and Mary Jo Slykas Heather and Adam Smedstad‡ Melissa and Chuck Smith Neil Smith Family Ron and Leslie Smith Sharon Specht Nicole Stavish Lawrence Stone and Margaret Jongleux Gail and John Straus Mary Stowell and Jim Streicker Lauren and Steve Strelsin Lisa Sullivan Dr. and Mrs. James V. Talano Mark and Leah Taylor Ilene Patty and Tom Terpstra Mrs. Vernon B. Thomas Carrie Thoms The Tipton Family The Toledo-Hoyer Family Greg and Mary Tuite Reed and Rosemary Tupper Hollis and Alvan Turner Scott and Adriane Turow Brady I. Twiggs Tali and Liat Tzur Marilee Unruh Betty Vandenbosch Shawn VanDerziel and Jay Clarke John and Julie Varga Erika Nelson and David Wagener The Wake Family Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wanda Ken Wanlass and Sara Kim and Scott Wayne Jennifer and Bryan Weinstein Nick and Nora Weir Anne and Jay Whipple Jack and Keli Wildermuth Jon Will and Ada Mary Gugenheim‡ Andre Williams Jessica and Jeff Wisniewski‡ Sherry Wolfe Joe Wolnski and Jane Christino Richard and Mary Woods Bobbi Zabel Eileen and David Zampa Alexandra Zaporozec and John Roussos Mr. and Ms. Michael Zdeb

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Individual Contributors Annual Fund Steppenwolf thanks the many supporters who help bridge the gap between annual operating costs and ticket sales. We regret that, due to space limitations, we are unable to recognize gifts below $150. To all our benefactors, we thank you for making possible another season of engaging, provocative theater. Make your gift today by visiting steppenwolf.org/support or calling Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617. Gifts are as of April 21, 2017. Producers ($1,000 – $1,499)

Anonymous (2) Ted and Robbie Beaty† Lois J. Bider Marjorie Bransfield Lin Brehmer Robert and Joell Brightfelt Ms. Blair Brown Michelle and David Buck Janet Burch John Butler and John VanderLinden Gregory C. Cameron Ray Capitanini Mr. Robert Clifford Clyde C. Compton Liese Dallbauman Rachel Dvorken and Harry Rosenberg, Jr. Joan and John Dysart Brian Fabes and Lisa Schneider Fabes Peter Fischer Ms. Karen Frederick Rebecca and Barry Friedland Lori Mae Frith Gigi Gamauf and Dr. Joseph Gavron Mr. and Mrs. Neil Gehani Susan and John Gibbons Richard Ginsberg and Natalie Tessler Terrence Glomski Deidra D. Gold Jonathan and Sarah Graham† Shalini Hanoman Campbell and Joe Campbell Fay Hartog-Levin Lois and Marty Hauselman James and Anne Heger James LaForce and Stephen Henderson Rachel Henry Lina Hilko† William Ibe Carol Iden and Keith Iden Mr. Bradley Jarol Holly Johnston Steve Kaplan and Carol Rubin Terry Kinney Mr. and Mrs. Dag Kittlaus Daniel Castellaneta and Deborah Lacusta Kevin Lane Bob and Pat Lavey† Daniel Laytin Jennifer and Bruce Lee Madeline and Steve Lesnick Patricia L. Levy Mr. Chris Liguori and Ms. Cathy Ross Anna and Robert A. Livingston Mark and Carol Lorenz Ms. Julia Luscombe Karyn Lutz

Drs. Brent and Susan Martin Ms. Roxanne Martino Joan and Jerry Matson Michael McCahey Michael E. McCaslin† Kate Mcdonald Mark and Lori Muller Howard and Cathy Niden Susan and Nicholas Noyes Barbara and Daniel O’Keefe Melissa Peralta Mr. Jim Perkins Linda Lowy and Jeff Perry Brett Plyer Mr. Matthew Pritzker Fred and Karen Rhynders† Nina Riccardi Andrew Rovner Mrs. Joanne Ruxin Mr. and Ms. Kenneth Sacks William B. Schildgen Mr. Michael Schnur and Ms. Janice Liten Max and Bonnie Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Scott Silverman Christine A. Slivon† Ms. Anne-Marie St. Germaine Michael and Salme Harju Steinberg† Patty Sternberg Robert Stillman and Janet Surkin Brock and Jeanine Stout† Ms. Jennifer Stuart Sarah Swain Anne Taft Mario and Traci Tricoci Mr. and Mrs. Arun Veluchamy Mr. Allan Waite John W. Wheeler Steve and Bonnie Wheeler Ms. Harriet White Mr. Gary Wilmes Susan and Bob Wislow

Ensemble ($500 – $999) Anonymous (10) Linda Loving and Richard Aaronson Ms. Marianne Alkemade Richard and Jill Almeida Jim and Sheila Amend† Greg and Janine Amoroso Arthur and Rebecca Anderson Robert Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Cushman Andrews Ms. Elizabeth Antonucci Walter Aque Lorilyn Aquino† Jean Arrington John Asplin and Christine Orders

Peggy Bagley and Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer Ms. Rebecca Balyasny Teri and Steve Barnett Mr. and Mrs. Baughman Susan R. Benner Gene and Natalie Bernadoni Harriet and Howard N. Bernstein Jeff Bethke and Leah Vaselopulos Adrian and Arta Beverly Beryl and David Bills† Mr. and Mrs. Mark Birringer Ms. Nicole Bjornvick Marc D. Blakeman Gene and Lynne Blanc Mr. and Mrs. Philip Block III R. Darrell Bock James Botana and Monica Khetarpal† Donald F. Bouseman Aldridge and Marie Bousfield Michael and Kate Bradie† David Briggs† Susan Buchanan and Steve Brown Ed Bucher† Bruce and Kate Burgun Jamie Bushman William Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Don Cella Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Chandler Debbie and John Chipman Betty Cleeland† Pam and Howard Conant Cheryl and Gary Conley Everett and Susan Conner† Ed Cook and Melissa Perrett Cook† Stephanie and Barry Batson† Phyllis Cretors Maureen Crowley The Honorable John Cullerton and Ms. Pam Cullerton Lucy and Bill Dallman † Rathin Datta Richard and Lisette Davison Roxanne Decyk and Lew Watts† Mary and Daniel Deziel Austin Dias and Cherryl Troy Thomas A. Disanto Dorothy L. Domuray Raymond and Marybeth Drake† David Dranoff and Wendy Epstein Natalie Dudek† Thomas Duston Jennifer M. Ellin Ellen Feinstein and Adam Engle† Erika Erich Mary Jo and Robert Fasan Kyle Fennell Ms. Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll Jim and Shellie Fisch

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Paul and Christine Fisher† Lois Farrell Fisher Joanne Benazzi Friedland June Freidlich Thomas and Patricia Germino† Dawn and Eddie Gershman William J. Gibbons Keith Goggin Jaye and John Golanty† Enid J. Golinkin Leo and Linda Gordon Chester Gougis and Shelley Ochab John S. Mrowiec and Karen Granda Dedrea Gray Dr. Kitty Green Michael and Lisa Greenfield James and Lynn Grogan† Madeline Grynsztejn andTom Shapiro Marie Gunn† Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hacker† Linda Halperin Bill Hamilton Chester and Phyllis Handelman Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hartlieb Liz Hartong Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harvey Rachel Hatch Jean Hawkinson Midge and Frank Heurich James and Margot Hinchliff Anne Linsdau-Hoeppner and Walter F. Hoeppner III Mr. and Mrs. Craig Huffman Karen Hunken† Patricia Hurley Clare and Mark Hurrelbrink† Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hutchinson† Jean Perkins and Leland Hutchinson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hyter Sandy Ihm and Ken Belcher Tim Jackson Tim Jaster Ms. Rachelle Jervis Mr. Scott Johnstone James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Todd H. Jones Laura and Eric Jordahl Melvin and Annie Kahn Dr. and Mrs. Bobby Kathuria Polly Kawalek Dr. Susan A. Kecskes† Ms. Mary Kemen Jim Kemmerer† Rita Kerns Jeffrey Kerr Mr. William Kerr David and Sharon Kessler Thad King Sylvia and John Kinney Diane and Barry Kirschenbaum Ms. Monica Kline Mr. and Mrs. David Knapp Ms. Leslie Kondziela Rob and Laura Kozloff Rachel Kraft Nadiya Kreynin Beth L. Kronfeld and Matthew D. Means

Ms. Kim Kumiega Terri Lacy Marvin Lader George M. Langlois, Ph.D.† Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci† Laura and Pat Lederer Peter and Judith Lederer Sheila Fields Leiter Catherine Leyser† Fran and Chuck Licht† Stacy and Peter Lindau Ms. Kirsten Livingston Judy and George Lowman Sybil Madison-Boyd and Nathan Boyd George and Nancy Matkov Robert and Eleanor M. McAllister Mike and Cindy McCabe Elisabeth and Michael McHugh† Hugh and Marybeth McLean Rich McNelis Sheila and Harvey Medvin Susan Messing James Milbery and Anna De Augustine Margaret Minneman Marcus and Ashley Mintz Mr. Chris Mollet Mr. and Mrs. Steve Monieson Liz Morgan Rick and Joyce Morimoto† Corinne S. Morrissey Ms. Katherine Nardin Walter Nathan Joan Neil Wendy Norris Emily and Hank Neuberger Lynne Considene Nieman Jim Norman Mr. and Mrs. Charles Norwesh Ralph and Victoria Nuzzo Ann and Dan O’Brien Dennis J. O’Keefe and Mary Jo Barrett John and Joy O’Malley Roberta Olshansky Patricia Parchem and Candace Zimmerman Jana R. O’Brien and Wayne T. Parman John and Roberta Paskvalich Thomas Pawlik and Ava Cohn Susan A. Payne Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Pearsall Stacy Pepper Mark Piznarski Frank C. Pond† Camelia and Andrei Pop† V. Pristera, Jr.† Richard Ralph Jeff and Susan Rashid Gabriel and Dorit Raviv Mr. and Mrs. Sal Razi William and Tracy Reeder P. Kevin Reidy† Lisa Remby Mr. Bryan Rheude Laura Riddle and John Mariano Mr. and Ms. Jeff Robbins Stephen and Caryn Robin Steve Rodichok and Renee Gattone† James and Trude Roselle

Honey and Howard Rosenfeld Richard Rosenthal and Patricia deBoom Cathy Ross Joe Ross and Jean Shutler† Lisa and Doug Rosskamm T. Marshall Rousseau Mrs. Susan B. Rubnitz Ms. Breda Rugai Kathryn W. Rugen† Ms. Shilpa Rupani Sujaya and Prem Rupani Diana and Ed Ruthman Ms. Carol Ryan Bettylu and Paul Saltzman Mr. Hari Santhanam Brett Saternus and Elizabeth Marklein Ms. Beth Satterfield Bill Savage Jane E. Schaafsma Susan Schaalman Youdovin and Charlie Shulkin† Stephanie Scharf and David Taber† Allison and Charles Scherer Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Schewe Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schield Cynthia Schilsky Ms. E. Jane Schmitz Richard and Betty Seid Carmita and George Semaan Jeff and Sonia Semenchuk† Leslie Shad and Joe Brennan Cathy Shelko† Mr. and Mrs. David R. Shevitz Peter and Colleen Sichrovsky† Ms. Melissa Smith Mr. and Ms. Vik Sohoni Ms. and Mr. Sparks Seena and Carey Stein Tricia and Kevin Stewart Liz Stiffel Linda and John Stock Sylvia and Joe Stone Yvonne Sutor† Tim and Beth Swanson Ms. Ann Taylor and Mr. Stephen Skardon Vivian Tedford Dick and Alice Teutsch Ms. Marie Tillman and Mr. Joe Shenton Richard Tobiason† Fred Tokowitz Mr. and Mrs. Tony Toulouse Edward and Edith Turkington Howard and Jane Tyner Anne Van Wart and Michael Keable Mr. Nathan Vanderploeg Jennifer D. Vidis Mark Wachhloz† Lillian and Steven Walanka Michael and Gere Warnecke Laura and Bob Watson† Elissa B. Weaver Hava and Ariel Weissberg Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wertz Brittany White Ms. Michele Willmott

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…cont’d Annual Fund Gary and Modena Wilson† Matthew Wilson and Anne Posner Mark and Christie Wilson† Melani and Pete Wilson Jodie Winnett† Ruth Winter Esther and Stanley Wojcicki Ms. Sarah R. Wolff and Mr. Joel L. Handelman Karen and Douglas Yade Steve and Arna Yastrow Judith Youngs Liang Zhang

Designers ($250 – $499)

Anonymous (65) Thomas W. Abendroth and Terri L. Mascherin Nancy Abshire Fadi Abuelroos Jeannie L. Adams Mary Lee and Ryan Kruidenier† Craig Ahmer† Philip and June Aimen Mr. Jason Aldebert Thomas B. Aldrich III and Monica Jung Ken and Mary Ellen Alexander Mr. Adham Aljahmi Ms. Denise Allen Ms. Sandra Allen Ms. Evie Alter David and Jill Altman† Alfred and Lynn Altschul Donna Gay Anderson† Mary and Paul F. Anderson Roni Anderson Teresa Andresen Leslie Andrle† Cedric H. Antosiewicz and Margaret M. Gudenas Mr. Matt Arcaro Ms. Jennifer Arneson Kate Arrington Deborah Ashen and Cara Meiselman† Jessica Ashley and Ethan Ashley-Ferguson† Kathleen Austin† Mr. and Ms. Mark Baby Linda A. Bacci† James and Colleen Bailey† Spencer and Daniel Baker Michael and Julie Baker† Ann and William Baker John and Sharon Baldwin M. Z. Barnes Joan C Barnhart† Warren and Beverly Bartel Mr. and Mrs. Doug Bartels Mia A. and Scott Bass Christina Batorski Laura M. Batzer† Mr. Walter Bayer Thomas Bearrows and Holly Hirst Daniel and Kimberly Beck† Mr. and Mrs. Eric Belcher Lawrence Bell

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Mr. and Mrs. Brad Bemiss† Julie and Howard Benario Katie Benedict† John and Taru Berg Julian and Joan Berman Louis Bernstein Amy and Randy Bertalan Ms. Stacia Beyl Lois and Stanley Birer Dee and Dick Bittman John Blackburn and Bill Gilmer Frances and Ed Blair John Blair and Liz Buchanan Nicholas J. Blair Terry Blake and Deborah Maue† Bernard and Nancy Blayer Dan Bleil Laura and Richard Blessen† Blitzke and Grogan† Anthony Boggiano Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bolas Linda Bolte Willard and Helen Boris The Bots Family† Bob and Sue Bowker Jeff Boyce† Kathryn and Carl Boyens† Kevin and Michele Bradley† Ms. Stasia Brannon Mrs. John J. Bransfield, Jr. Karen Breen Elia and Louis M. Elia† Mr. and Mrs. Tim Brinkley Tim Brogla and Laura Demoor Betty Brooks Tom and Mary-Doug Brown Tom and Katie Brown William and Margaret Brown Leslie Buchbinder Ms. Cynthia Buckley Rony and Tom Buckley Megan Bui† Dr. Steven R. Bussolari John Byrd Robert and Cheryl Byron John and Libby Cady Amy Kruzan Callahan Mr. Thomas Campbell Katie and Carl Canino Erika and Noah Carey Susan Carle Barry Joseph Carlson Fairbank and Lynne Carpenter Sharon Carr William and Nancy Casey Beverly and Dennis Cavanaugh Bob and Kathy Chandler† Helen and Paul Chang David Chaudoir† Bill Chenetti and Margaret Stokes Stephen and Jane Chernof Ms. Ann Chiumino Gerry and Carol Chrisman Anthony Churchill† Richard Clarey James Clark and Christina Labate T. C. Clark† Carol and Michael Clarke† Bente Clausen†

Cobble Family James Cohn Natalie Coleman† Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Coleman Jerry Collins Ms. Joan Colmar Viki Conner† Sigrid Connor Eduardo and Caroline Conrado† Ms. Antonia Contro Dan and Kim Cook† Erin Cook Robert Cook Michael and Cynthia Cooper Osvaldo Corral† Arlene and Harvey Coustan Mr. Roy Cowell Timothy Cox and Ron Quicho Julie Cozette and Family† Amelia Crabtree† Shirley Craven, Ph.D. Rosalind Crosby Linda Crowder Deborah and Bruce Crown Catherine Yeo† David Cunliffe and Desiree Ruhstrat Bradley and Allyson Cunningham† Mr. Mark Curran Conway and Elinor Dahmer James and Donna Daly Dave and Mary Jo Orkowski† Anne Megan Davis Drew Davis and Amelia Runyan † Michelle de Vlam† Barbara L. Dean Mr. and Mrs. Remberto Del Real Ms. Geralyn L. Delaney Brian Dennen Nathan Denson† Matthew J. Devereux Mr. Joseph Devlin Walter G. Dezir† Rod Dickinson Lauri Dietz† Edward Dobbins† Laura Cain† Lionel Downer† Charles and Linda Dresner Rosanne Druian John Druien Robert Druzinsky and Renee Friedman† Pam Duffy Margaret and Chris Duhon Susan Duman† Ms. Barbara Dunn Elizabeth Dupper Arthur and Elizabeth Duquette Leah Mooshil† Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Dutcher Jeanene Ebert Wiley and Merry Edmondson Estia Eichten and Deborah Eichten Sharon Eiseman and Noel Hertz Eric Eisenberg† Michael and Kristen Goggin Marci Eisenstein Mark and Mary Anne Emmons†

Dale and Jo Ann Engquist Ruben and Kristen Escobar Mr. Richard Ettlinger Bill and Jan Ewing† Joan and John Fadden Ms. Robin Fandrei David and Loren Farmer† Stephen Fedo The Felder Family KC Ferguson Marilyn and Larry Fields Shilan Fine and John Doeringer† Annalise Fischer Fred Fischer and Heather D. Will Ms. Sunny Fischer Liz Fisher† Kiera and David Fitzgerald Catherine S. Flanagan John and Patti Flanagan Heather and Jeff Fleitz Johann and Emily Flores† Jim and Yvonne Fogerty† Bernadette Foley and Richard Landgraff† Mike and Karen Folk Paul Fong Tali Forest-Smith† Karen Forsling and Monique Sandberg† Scott and Molly Forstall Patricia Forsythe Jon Fosgitt and Kim Suhanic Ms. Elizabeth Foster Stephanie Foster William Fotis Reverend Mark A. Fracaro Aron Frankel and Kirsten Mull Frederick Frankel† Dr. and Mrs. James Franklin Jay and Gail Friedman† Susan and Sy Frolichstein Susan Fuchs, M.D. Julie Funke Patrick and Alexandra Gaddie† Robert and Cathy Galligan Heather Gardner Deirdre Garton Jim Gaughan and Ann Hoffmann Sam Gedymin† Mark and Bonnie Gehrman Hank and Sandy Gentry Gwen Geraghty† Marina and Sander Gilman Clark and Nancy Gilpin Joseph Glaser and Jessica Schneider Glaser Sue Golan Marvin and Phyllis Goldblatt Craig and Michal Golden Mr. and Mrs. David Golder Deena and Larry Goldman Karen Goldstein† Marsha and Michael Goldstein Dr. Deirdre Dupre and Dr. Robert Golub Jessica L. Gonzalez Mr. Charles Goodman Sam Goodman Mr. Duane Goucher

Phoebe and Archie Graber† Joanne Graham Kenneth E Grant III† Paula Grasso Mr. Christopher Griffin Susan Griffin Craig and Debbie Griffith Dr. and Mrs. John W. Gustaitis Ruth Ma† Sarah Hadley Kathleen Hagerty Mr. Steve Hahn Andrew Halbur† Donald and Susan Hallberg Mr. and Mrs. Hallberg Ted and Kathleen Halloran Ms. Nina Hallquist Harry and Lynn Halme Bob and Melanie Halvorson† Sarah Hamid and Brian Richards Larry Hamilton and Ann Hicks Dr. Raymond and Arlene Handler Amy Hanley† Carrie Hanson† Ms. Zena Leah Harris Barbara Hart Tom and Virginia Hartley† Mr. Jeffrey Hartney Mr. Richard Hartz Julianne Hartzell Mr. Joe Hasman Ali Hassan and Amber Fritz† Richard Hatton† Diana J Healy† Charsetta Henderson Ms. Jennifer Henderson Pat and Ron Henning Anne Henrick Lynne Hensel and Larry Kameya† Claudia Herrera-Morales Nancy and Dale Hershfield David and Patricia Hight Fred Hill Joal Hill† Sarah Olivia Hill Leslie Hindman Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hintz Vivian and Dave Hock Conery and Gail Hoffman Philip and Eileen Hoffman Konrad Kuchenbach and John E. Holland Mr. James Holzhauer Lisa Hopp Mary Horgan† Leigh and John Hourihane Thomas and Karen Howell Dana Hub† Mr. Thomas Hubert Werner and Laurie Huget† The Hulett Family† Robin and Harry Hunter Robert Hussey † Jim and Joyce Ibers Matthew Ingenito† Jorge and Beatriz Iorgulescu Mr. Jonathan Ireland Jeremy Jackson

Ms. Kimberly Jackson Terence Jackson Frank James Jeff and Kathryn Janus† Irene Jarmulska† Douglas and Margaret Jayes† William Jennings Ms. Olivia John Carolyn Johnson McKinley Johnson Whitman Johnson† Sharon R. Johnston Daniel and Mary Ann Jordan Gregory and Marissa Kalman Mary Jo Kanady Joseph J. Kane Olwyn J. Kane Roy and Judy Kass Loreta Kavaliunas† Andy and Max Kedrowski† Stacy M. Kemp† Jeffrey S Kennedy † John and Yvette Kennedy Linda Kenney Bonnie Kepplinger Lucy Kereta-Bloch† Gizem Keysan Seema Khan† Marjorie Killeen Linda Belan and Vincent Kinehan† Joy King and Nicki Pieart Ms. Vicki King Valerie King Frank and Katherine Kinney† Drs. Tom and Linda Kirch Chris and Ashley Kirkwood† Matt and Karen Klickman Micah Klussmann† Don and Cheryl Kobetsky John Kobza Carrie Koczen† Electra D. Kontalonis Ms. Marilee Kovacs Jeff and Katie Kowalsky Ms. Patricia Kronberg Scott and Julie Krueger† Diane and Bill Kuhlmann Ron Kuka† Libby Roth and Bob Kunio† Mary Ann Kupferberg† Walter and Elaine Kurczewski Ms. Carolyn Kurtz and Mr. Gary Steinberg† Pamela K. Ladd Chuck and Diane Laff Mr. Kurt Lagerloef† Steve LaHaie Ms. Amy Landecker Mr. Courtney Landon Ed and Bettine Landon† Thomas Lariviere† Robert Larrimore† Patricia Lauber Peter and Shirley Dugdale Laundy Mr. Mark Lavin and Mr. Eddie Herbeck Catherine and Peter Lawler Raymond Lawson† Bill Lee and Malinda Hamann†

† Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to

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…cont’d Annual Fund Yohannan Lee† Jeffrey Leintz Ms. Pamela Lenane Jeffrey and Elise Lennard Wallace and Carol Lennox David and Sandy Lentz Steven Leon Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Levin Eric Levinson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Levitin Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lewis Gregory Lewis and Mary Strek† Robert and Martha Lichter Peter Lipton Lynn Liston and Patrick C. Littlejohn† Jessica Litman, Jon Weinberg, and Ari Litman-Weinberg Peter Littlewood Margit “Maggie” Livingston† Kate Lloyd Gershon and Louise Locker Dr. Jeff Loeb and Ms. Marjorie Loeb Renee Logan Katherine M. Lorenz Donald Louden Maggie and Tom Lovaas Amanda Love and Brian Fuller† Ilene and Lawrence Lubell† David Lynch Mardie MacKimm Mr. and Mrs. Steve MacLellan Alice R. Macy Frank and Chris Maggio J. V. Malkovich Polymath Theatre Company Samantha and David Mann Wendy Manto† David Marker and Georgann Joseph Jennifer Marling Steve and Melissa Marovich Ed and Linnea Martin† Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Mayes Lisa Mayntz and Bill Blidy Mary McArthur and John Hawes Charles Humphreys McCaa, Jr.† John M. McCabe Sean Sneal McCarthy† Ana McCauley Mr. Tanner McCleerey Leonard and Patty McCormick† Maureen O’Leary and Sean McDonaugh † Paul and Lisa McGrady† Gene Harlow and Jackie McGrath† Mr. and Mrs. R. Edward McGreevy Jim McGuire† Therese McGuire and Rob Porter Cathy and Mark McKee † Kathy and Alan McLaughlin† Scott McLeod Robert and Jennifer McMurtry Maureen Meier Mr. and Mrs. John L Mentzer Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mercurio Lisa Knaggs and John Merlock Allyson Metcalf and Brian Tennison†

David and Linda Metschke† Ms. Janice Meyers Kenneth Meyer Tom Mikrut Dean A. Miller and Martha H. Swift Mia and Jonathan Miller† Sheba Miller-Morris Kerry Miller and Nina Kavin Ron and Pat Miller Ryan and Ginger Miller† Sandy and Scott Miller† Cynthia M Minta Chris and Kathe Monley† Montgomery Family† Sarah Hunter and Luis Montgomery† Jolanta and Jeffrey Moore † Oliver Moore† Ms. Christina Morgan Ms. Tracy Morgenroth Jodi A. Morton Charles G. Mueller John and Colleen Mueller Matthew Muench Shellane Mulcahy Gerald and Maia Mullin Patrick Mulville Ms. Annie Munch William Myers Mike and Nance Nalepa Jo and Wally Nard† Elke Aippersbach and Piers Nash† Randy Nease Daphney and Kent Neilsen, Fort Knox Studios Jessey Neves Ms. Amy Newkirk Tom and Julia Nicholas Grant Niewinski† Ellen Norris† Thomas North† Chris Notestine Susan and Larry Nutson Mary Pat O’Brien Paul and Karin O’Connor† John M. O’Donnell and Bonnie L. Humphrey Paul B. O’Flaherty, Jr.† Barbara and Franklin A. O’Leary Maureen O’Leary† Nancy and Myles O’Reilly† Laura Obenauf† Mr. and Mrs. Martin Oberman Chase Ochsner Larry and Barbara Olin Chris Olson and Dave Field Mr. Schuyler Opila Heather and Luke Optholt† Jamie and Anita Orlikoff† Frances and William Paden Ronna Page† Deborah Page Carrie and Scott Palmer Charles J Palys† Jane Panther Vicki L. Parker Mark and Mary Partridge Barvette and Michael Patterson

Kate Patterson Peggy Paulsen Mr. Tom Pearl Caroline Pearson† Raymond Olson and Paula Pederson Mr. Gregory T. Perrine William and Judith Pesetski Ms. Allison Peters Foo Pham Alex and Julie Philbrick Linda S. Piccolo Barb and Ned Piehler Roberta Pierro and Daniel Pierro Tuckie Pillar Ms. Ursula Pilski William and Suzan Pinsof Andrew Sullender† Bruce Posner Mr. Jim Powell Nick and Sharon Powills Glenn A. Preibis† Seamus Prendergast† Jean and Preston Price† Lynn and Clayton Pruitt Dave and Darby Putman Bernard and Joan Rabinowitz Susan Rae Harold And Erica Ramis Bridget and Louis Ray Elizabeth Raymond and Paul Hybel Dr. and Mrs. Loris Rayner Ms. Rissa and Mr. John Reddan Octavia Reese† Molly Regan and Conrad Osborne Stephanie Reinhart† Clisson and Patricia Rexford Dennis Richard James R. Richardson Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Richter, Jr.† Virginia Riehl Richard and Susan Rieser Dr. Edward O. Riley Paul Rink Regina Rivers† Lauren and Andy Riviere† Bill and Deborah Roberts Lisa Roberts† Chloe Robinson† Joseph A Rochetto and Arthur H Anderson Sandra and Jeffrey Rochman David M Rodriguez† Mary Lu and Kenneth Roffe Susan W. Rogaliner Beverly J. Rogers† Mrs. Sarene L. Rosen Linda and Ronald Rosenthal† Mr. Robert Rosner Mr. Mark Rotblatt Mrs. Donald S. Roth Michael and Bonnie Rothman Renee Rouse Chuck and Peg Rowe Louis and Julie Rubin Ray and Ann Rusnak Bill and Jeri Russell† Jo Rydholm

† Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to 40 Hir Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior acting and risk-taking work.

John and Eileen Saksa Van and Sue Salmans John R. Samolis Lamont Samuels† Patrick Sandercock and Dr. Carolyn Clayton Stephen and Leatrice Sandler Sheldon and Lynne Sandman Christopher and Ann Marie Saternus Terry Saunders Robert and Mary Ann Savard† Dipti Salaskar-Sawant Edna J. Schade Curt Schade Bob Schiewe† David and Alexis Schmitz Frank and Karen Schneider Fran and David Schneider Blair and Jen Schoell Cynthia Scholl† Richard and Mary Beth Schumacher† Tony and Celeste Scolaro† Lesley Scott† Charles and Debra Scoville Scott Seifert David Shanahan Danny and Elly Eve Shapiro† Jeffrey S. Sharp and Elizabeth D. Sharp David and Kimberly Shaw Luna Okada and Wynn Sheade† Mike and Kim Shean Jack and Meggan Shedd † Deborah Shefrin Michael Shelton and Merideth Burkart† Timothy Sherck† Barbara and John Sherlock David and Sheila Shifrin Andrew Shih† Bradley and Ellen Shorser Ms. Debra Siegel Catherine Siegel Margaret and Alan Silberman Andy and Laurie Simon Aaron Sin† Cori Skoog† William and Marilyn Slavin Patricia Costello Slovak Rebecca Slusher and Matt Newcomb Laura C. Smail Aubrey L. Smith, Jr.† Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith Ms. Jilliann Smith Lynn Smith Mr. Richard Smith Sallie Smylie Jackie Snuttjer† Richard S. Snyder Raymond Socki† Lawrence and Shirley Solomon Dave Spacek and Gail Abraham† Dusica Korda-Sparks and James C. Sparks Joseph Spellman and Michelle Drazba Gilda Spencer Stephen Spigel and Diana Williams Jo and George Spindler Shantha Sreekanth

Patricia Staab Ms. Debra Stanton Nikki and Fred Stein The Steinbachs† Dorie Sternberg Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Sternberg Lisa Stevak Carl Stevens Kelly Stonebraker and Deborah Stonebraker Michael Stormont Andrew and Dr. Jessica Strang † Larry E. Stuckey II Linda and Stephen Sullivan Sondra L. Summers† E.J. Sutton† John Swadener Jesse Swanson Shirley Swanson Sue Swinger-Ellbogen† Sylvia Szewczyk and Wojciech Piton† Obie and Peter Szidon Elaine Taylor John R. and Catherine Taylor Susan C. Taylor† Carl Thelander Jeff Thomas and Rebecca Coleman† William and Diana Thomas† Doug and Anne Thompson† Jim and Sue Thompson Bruce and Ida Thurman Mrs. Mary Ann Tolli Ms. Karen Topham Canh Tran and Beth Wilson Carol D. Trapp Mr. John Trout Jacob Tyler† Mary Tyrrell Carissa van Ausdall† Mary Vanecko† Gabrielle and John Vargo† Bruce and Rebecca Varner† Ronald and Catherine Vaughn Alicia T. Vega and Sofia G. Sarabia† Kathryn Vehe† Alexandria Vernasco† Ms. Patricia Viniard Marcia Vinopal† Ron Volanti, Jr.† Sue Vondran† Gina Carballo and Justin Voshell† Paul D. Waas William and Sharon Wallin William and Patricia Walsh Karen and Herb Wander The Warren Tannehill Family† Gwenyth B. Warton Andy and Amy Waters Mr. David Waud Mr. Chuck Wehland and Ms. Gina Tabacchi Michael Weiland and Shelley MacGregor Sherrie and Albert Weiss Marjorie Weiss† Ms. Sharyn Weiss Kal Wenig Abigail and Bernard Westapher

Adam and Jamie Weyeneth John Wheeler and Kristine Stelzer Susan Whitcher Ms. Neelie White Chris Whyde and Matthew Philip † Joanne Wiedemann-Wolf Larry and Susan Wikman Barbara and Todd Wilder† Matthew Williams† Marianna Beck Yael and Alex Winkler† Lawrence Wojcik Coleman Wolf and Ellen Chapelle† Stephanie Wolf† Lisa Wolfe and Mark DiGanci Scott and Pegg Woodby † Mr. Craig Wortman Carol N. Yamamoto Dick Yankow Dr. Rodney and Susan Yergler† Scott Yoder and Kelly Robertson-Yoder Fred Young Dr. James Young Ellen and Gary Zacny David and Nikki Zarefsky Mary Ann Zarkin† Ed and Lisa Zeitler Daniel Ziembo and Nancy Cook Barbe and Bill Zillman Tighe Zimmers Mark and Margie Zivin J. Kathryn Zupko†

Players ($150 – $249) Anonymous (35) Frida Abrahamian Mr. David Abrams and Ms. Cynthia Bemis Abrams Jacinda Adams Mr. and Mrs. Larry Adelman Allan Alson and Sue Ann Glaser Autumn R. Anderson† Gary Anderson and Diane Graziano Harold and Judith Anderson† Kenneth and Jan Anderson Nic Anderson Mr. Thomas Andrews Alfred Andreychuk and Allan Deptula Mr. Andrew Annacone and Ms. Bela Gandhi Jurgis and Dalia Anysas The Ardern Family Robert Arensman Ms. Amy C. Arnott Mr. Rex Babiera Alexandra Bachhuber Mr. Stephen Baime Ann Baker Daniel Alan Balsam Michael Banks and Jill Wine-Banks Meredith A. Banta Simon and Ann Bare Andy Barnes† Jeffrey Battersby Dr. Bruce and Sally Bauer† Mr. Levi Beaver Amy Beltemacchi Kathryn Benish steppenwolf 41


…cont’d Annual Fund Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Bennet Betsy and James W. Benoit R.L. Benton Anne H. Berenberg Neil Berezowitz Dorothea Berggren Dr. David Berkson Zina Berman James and Allison Bernard Jane E. Berry Noel and Shirley Biery Mary Anne and Joe Bigane Benjamin Birch Erica and David Bishaf Frances Bishop Nancy Bishop Mr. Mark Bloom James Blum Frima H. Blumenthal Claudia and John Boatright Sharalyn Borchers William and Ruth Botwick Samuel and Phyllis Bowen Beth Bracco David and Cheryl Bradford Dr. Michael C. Branch M.D. Andrea and David Braun Susan M Brazas Judith and Harold Bregman Robert and Sherri Brewer Evelyn G. Brown Myra Brown Mr. Howell Browne Rita Buczynska Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bushman Richard Butler Toni and Mike Cainkar Mr. Ed Calkins John Camper and Mary C Galligan Michele Carbonell Michael Carr Mrs. Constance K. Casey John and Joyce Cassel Mr. Bobby Caton and Mr. Michael Parlett Rosalyn Chi Lisa Chigas Mr. Kurt Christoffel Sam and Kathleen Ciulla† Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Kimberly Clawson Thomas and Bette Cogan Ide Cohen Marvin R. Cohen Peter and Judith Connolly† Nelda J Connors Jennifer and Greg Conradt Mr. Lawrence Cook John Corkery Norma I. Crane Max Freedman and Family Colin and Teri Cross David and Jean Curtis Daniel Cyganowski Alecia Dantico Margaret and John Dantico

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Laura M. Davis Mrs. Edith F. De Mar Gabriel DeFrates Brian Delker† Maureen and Mel De Matoff Michelle and Christopher DeMent Dr. Mark and Rose DeMeo Ms. Mary Desimone Michael and Colette Dever Lena and Kevin Devereux Beth J. Dickstein Peter and Elizabeth Dietz Ms. Anne Diffenderffer Robert and Karen Dirmish Evan Djikas and Jennifer Djikas Annette and Ron Dluger William and Phyllis Dobrin Sue Donoghue Joseph Dellaratta Joshua and Natalie Dranoff Justin and Lauren Drogos Judy and Jerry Drommerhausen Eileen and Howard Dubner Will Dunne Suzanne Dupre Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Durot John and Pat Dyble Wendy Eager Ms. Elizabeth Eccher and Mr. Sam Goodman Rick Eddington Ms. Roberta Edelson Deane Ellis Shawn and Sang Ellis John and Mary Empfield Richard and Ann Ernst Ed Everett Edith and Gerald Falk Tom and Terry Fallon Drs. Richard and Roberta Feldman Toni and Joel Fenchel Stephen Fiete Robert and Kathleen Fife Rose Mary Finnegan Nancy and Rick Firfer Ms. Ronda Fish Jessica and Jordan Fishfeld Hannah Fitch Mary Krigbaum and Patrick Fitzgerald Jan and Bill Flapan Charlotte and Robert D. Flinn Jeanne Flosi David Flynn† Ms. Susan Flynn Jeff and Julie Forgash John and Adrian Foster Timothy and Janet Fox Lindsay Foye Daniel and Maxine Frankel† Gillian Goern and Roark Frankel † Rhona and Julian Frazin Lauren Freedman and Najib Habiby Mr. and Mrs. Neil Freeman Bill and Nancy Freitag Mrs. Roselyn Friedman Paula Froehle Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Galinsky

Andy Gallas Peter W. Galman† Raymond and Patricia Gass Barbara J. Geist Scott George Amy Giedraitis and Jason Davis Geoffrey L. Gifford Hugh and Doris Gilbert Tara Gillespie Daniel Gilmour Gerry and Stan Glass T Mo Glass Howard and Anneliese Glick Mr. Martin Glickman Lynne M Glovka Katherine Godfrey and Warren Maltzman Nancy Gold Robert Goldberg and Dodie Weinstein Barbara Goncalves Sandra and James Goodman Mr. Mark Gordy Tamar Gorenyuk Joseph and Sarah Graham Patricia Graham Bobby Grant Judy Grasmick Justus Gries Merle and Barry Gross Nathan and Evelyn Grossman Mr. Gregor Gruenthaler Alan and Susan Guernsey John and Donna Guydan William C. Haddad Robert and Patricia Hahn Mr. Bruce Handler Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Hansen Suzanne Harkness Joanne and Michael Harrigan Shelby Beierle Hasten Douglas Hatler Hawthorne Crew Richard and Bridget Heathfield Albert and Amy Heber George Hedges Christie Hefner Alison and Jim Heiser† Angeline Heisler Bonnie and Frank Henke† Ms. Mary Ellen Hennessy Ms. Michelle Henstock Peter Herzum and Simona Cirio Sebastian Hincapie† Morgan and Melissa Hirst Bill and Pat Hitt Dennis Hjelm Ms. Heather Holberg Robert and Micky Holdsworth† Michelle and Glenn Holland Thomas and Louise Homberger Rachel Hoovler† Susan Horn and Don Honchell Richard Hoskins Karen Hott Karen and Bob Howard William Hubbard Caroline Humes and Truman Anderson

Beth Hummelberg and Dave Dimmlich Ben Husmann Richard Hutner and Lena Motev Tim and Kate Hyland Elizabeth Ingram Judi Israel Rosen Ms. Barbara Israel Chuck Jacobson Mrs. J. Javors Ms. Alisa Jeffery Patricia A. Jiganti Rob and Mary Johannigman Ruth Johnston† Jessica Jorsch† Heather Joys† Howard and Marianne Jump Janet and Carl Kalbhen Tom and Esta Kallen Fran and Harvey Kaluzna Norma and Nolan Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. James Kargman Jerry Karlin Martin and Barbara Keeley Brian Feiges and Tamar Kelber Francis and Sherri Kelch† Mr. Robert Keller Ms. Kim Kemp Harry Kenny Steve Kerch† Joseph and Catherine King Douglas and Catherine Knuth Robert and Janis Kohm Amy Kohn Annette Baldwin and Paul Kolansinski Betty H. Kolb Erin Koppel Perry and Judy Kozicki Mr. James Kreidler Larry and Margie Kubacki Ken and Janet Kubis Matt and Jen Kueker Kellie J. Lala Thomas Lanham and Deborah Bordelon Mr. Michael Laudone Janet Lawrence Annette and Olivia LecompteandPauline Horner Julia and Daniel Lee Elizabeth Leeth Linda Legner Michael and Rena Leizerman Nathan Lekahal Ms. Katja Lemke El-Zeini Jessica Lemon Craig Lepkowski Amy Huck David Levin Marc and Cynthia Levin Susan Levitt Mr. Jason G. Lewis Ray and Norene Lewis† Mr. and Mrs. Paul Liebenson Ms. Joanna Liff Lora Jane Lisle Mr. and Mrs. Burton Litwin Velda Lloyd

Arthur and Barb Loevy Jack and Ingrid LoGiudice Mr. David Long Jeff and Nancy Lowenthal† Anya Lozinski Bill Luckey Sherry Lundell Mrs. Sally Lupel Thomas and Elizabeth Lyons Louis Lyrla Jim Maclennan Madeline MacMillan Carrie McNally and Rick Maechling† Martin and Allison Malecki Ms. Pat Mangan Sandra Mangurian Ms. Donna Marcuccilli Randi Ragins and Bob Markowski Mr. William Marovitz Tom and Robin Martin† Cynthia Mathews and John Kenny Henry and Peggy Matson Mr. Jacob May Ms. Donna Mayer Thomas and Barbara McCaffrey John McCambridge Nancy McCartan Stacey and Patrick McCusker Terrance and Jane McElroy Lilian McGrady Mary and Dan McGuire Denise and Barry McKeown Robert and Lorel McMillan Claretta Meier Mr. Jose Mendez Michael and Nancy Merel Jess and Eric Mersmann† Chuck and Sylvia Meyers† Barbara and Jeffrey Modlin Ron and Barbara Moline David Mondragón† Marcia and Jonathan Montgomery Brian Weatherford and Steven Montgomery Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Moran Robert and Diane Moriarty Ms. Mary Louise H. Morrison Beverly and Dale Mortensen David and Linda Moscow Dr. and Mrs. Martin Mozes Paul and Joyce Muller Sue Mullins Marisa Murillo James and Jean Murphy Mary Ellen Murphy Karen Muth Jane Myers and Walter Myers Jenny Nagaoka and Bart Longacre Kurt Nakaoka and Nancy Morris Bill Nieman and Rita Nathanson Katie New† Janet M. Nelson Charlotte Newfeld SaoMai Nguyenmau Dani Nichols† Mark and Maggie Nichter† Karen Nickelson

Joann and Leonard Noble† Ms. Susan B. Noyes Ronan and Jill O’Donovan Mary O’Regan Alberta O’Shaughnessy Shelia and Julian Oettinger Ms. Chaz Olajide Jeffrey Olsen† Don A. Olson Peter and Alanne Ori County Clerk David Orr Jerome and Kathryn Osen† Pilar Ossorio Ozyurt Family Jody Pabst Lauren Pace Hilda and Jose Padilla Debra Parker Dr. Steven and Mimi Binette Mr. and Mrs. James H. Pawlak Seymour and Jane Perkins Sarah Pesetsky Mr. Joshua Peters David and Lindsey Peters Ross and Jackie Peterson Robert Peterson Mike Pfeifer† Mr. Pete Pieruccini Chrystin and Lonnie Pleasants† Michael Powell and Debora Boyda† Richard Powell Carrie and Michael Powers† Elaine and Ronald Prebish Jennifer and Peter Preston Charles and Sharon Pritchard Mr. and Mrs. William B. Prugh Mr. and Mrs. Richard Raether Dr. Rahman† Heidi Ralli Ms. Anne Rapp Dean Rapp Mr. Chuck Rebesco Mr. Dave Rice Sandi Riggs Ms. Alexandria Rinaldi Burt and Fran Rissman Mr. Bruce Rodman Eve and Randy Rogers Dr. Daniel A. Roller and Ms. Lynn A. Hellwig Admaira Roman† Tabitha Rooney† Mary Root Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rosenberg Lorraine Rosenberg Bernhard and Judith Rosenstein Lisa Roth Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rottweiler Joseph D Ruggirello Jim and Mary Dan Sackett Dario and Theresa Sacomani† Jeffrey and Ellen Sadur Loren and Jeff Sampson Mr. and Mrs. John Scala Sue Tobias and Alan Schapiro Richard Schieler

† Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to

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…cont’d Annual Fund Alice and Don Schindel The Schirato Family Rose Schmidt† Mrs. Margaret Schuring Gail Schultz Mickey Schwab Mr. David Schwartz Jenny and Philip Schwartz Susan J. Schwartz Cheryl M. Scott† Barbara Jo and Thomas D. Scott Shannon Seipel Margaret Shaklee Elizabeth and Michael Shapiro† Gil Sharon and Ann Taylor Diana E Sheets and Stephen E Levinson Cheryl and Philip Sheridan† Karen Shields† Mr. and Mrs. William Shorey† Ms. Culleen Siebert Bruce K. Siewerth Amanda Signorelli Paul and Sue Silverman† Joe and Terri Simchak† Ilene Simmons George and Lynne Simon Joyce and Gene Simpson James Skeen Ellen Mrazek and Daniel Slattery Ms. Kelly Smith-Haley Mr. Larry K. Snider Keeley and Darrin Sorokti Julie Aimen and Gary Spangler Malcolm Spector and Nancy Ludmerer Tim Speicher and Ellenkate Finley Mr. Daniel C. Sprehe Bonnie Spring Dr. Lisa D. Stanford Ms. Joan Steel Michael and Marie Stein Ms. Cynthia Stengel Amanda and Keith Stenlund Charles and Janet Stern Joel and Kai Sternstein Richard Stevens Ms. Barbara Stewart Kenneth and Desmona Strahan† Mark and Irene Sudac Kathryn Sullivan and Christopher Bing Robin Klein and Bill Summers Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Sutker Mrs. Laura Swanson Ms. Stephanie and Mr. Joe Taiber Heather Talbert William and Mary Tarnow Mr. Robert Taylor Leonard and Bobbie Tenner Cheryl Thaxton† Floyd Thompson Nancie Noie Thompson† Virginia Tobiason Rachel Tomasek and Ron Anderson Ms. Aylice Toohey Sue Tresselt Ms. Joanne Trudeau

Dana Turban Susan D. Tuteur Janie Urbanic and Gary Schuetz Ms. Cynthia Vahlkamp Ms. Donna Sue Van Cleaf-Fish Martha VanNess Carmita P. Vaughan Paule Verdier† Dominick Vetrano John and Sherryl Viars† Butch and Debbie Viccellio D. Vilmin Ms. Catherine Vincent Ms. Amy Voss Mrs. Jimmye Wade Eugene and Sandra Wagner Erich Walch Marsie Wallach Mr. Terrence M. Walsh Ms. Lee-Lin Wang Crawford and Barbara Ward Sharon Ward Deborah and Neil Warner† Mr. Jerry Warren Mrs. Tamara Waskin Paul Waterhouse Alan and Boni Weinstein Marc Weinstein and Martha Laffey Ernie and Penny Weis Ann E. Weisman and Robert F. Szurgot Barbara A. Weithaus Miriam Weizenbaum Wertz Family† Joan and Tom Whipp Dot and Dan Whittenberger James Wicklund Dr. David Wise and Dr. Dianna Niebylski† Iris S. Witkowsky Linda and William Woloshin John Woodyard and Patricia Taylor-Woodyard Ana D Wright† James and Kelly Wyatt Julie and Larry Zachary† Ms. Lisa Zirpolo Kathy Willhoite and Rodd Zolkos Karen Zupko Stuart Gil Sharon and Ann Taylor Diana E Sheets and Stephen E Levinson Cheryl and Philip Sheridan† Karen Shields† Mr. and Mrs. William Shorey† Bruce K. Siewerth Amanda Signorelli Paul and Sue Silverman† Joe and Terri Simchak† Ilene Simmons George and Lynne Simon James Skeen Ellen Mrazek and Daniel Slattery Mr. Larry K. Snider Keeley and Darrin Sorokti Julie Aimen and Gary Spangler Malcolm Spector and Nancy Ludmerer Tim Speicher and Ellenkate Finley Jo and George Spindler

Mr. Daniel C. Sprehe Bonnie Spring Dr. Lisa D. Stanford Ms. Joan Steel Michael and Marie Stein Ms. Cynthia Stengel Amanda and Keith Stenlund Charles and Janet Stern Dorie Sternberg Mr. Joel Sternstein Richard Stevens Ms. Barbara Stewart Mark and Irene Sudac Kathryn Sullivan and Christopher Bing Robin Klein and Bill Summers Mrs. Laura Swanson Ms. Stephanie and Mr. Joe Taiber William and Mary Tarnow Leonard and Bobbie Tenner Cheryl Thaxton† Carl Thelander Floyd Thompson Nancie Noie Thompson† Rachel Tomasek and Ron Anderson Ms. Aylice Toohey Ms. Joanne Trudeau Dana Turban Susan D. Tuteur Janie Urbanic and Gary Schuetz Ms. Cynthia Vahlkamp Ms. Donna Sue Van Cleaf-Fish Ms. Martha VanNess Carmita P. Vaughan Paule Verdier† Dominick Vetrano John and Sherryl Viars† Butch and Debbie Viccellio D. Vilmin Ms. Amy Voss Mrs. Jimmye Wade Erich Walch Marsie Wallach Crawford and Barbara Ward Sharon Ward Deborah and Neil Warner† Mr. and Mrs. Mel Waskin Paul Waterhouse Alan and Boni Weinstein Marc Weinstein and Martha Laffey Ernie and Penny Weis Ann E. Weisman and Robert F. Szurgot Barbara A. Weithaus Miriam Weizenbaum† Wertz Family† Joan and Tom Whipp Dot and Dan Whittenberger James Wicklund Dr. David Wise and Dr. Dianna Niebylski† Iris S. Witkowsky Linda and William Woloshin James and Kelly Wyatt Julie and Larry Zachary† Ms. Lisa Zirpolo Kathy Willhoite and Rodd Zolkos

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Individual Contributors Honor and Memorial Gifts

In-Kind Contributors

By making an honorary or memorial gift to Steppenwolf Theatre Company over the past year, the following individuals celebrated a special occasion or paid tribute to a loved one. Make an honorary gift by contacting Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617 or smiller@steppenwolf.org.

Steppenwolf salutes the following individuals and organizations who donated significant goods and/or services.

In Honor of Kate Arrington Jean Arrington

In Honor of Amy Eshleman Brian Fabes and Lisa Schneider Fabes

In Honor of David Schmitz Michele and George Dragisity

In Honor of Sarah Beardsley Nick and Nora Weir

In Honor of Juliette Feld and Andrew Grossman Kenneth and Bonnie Feld

In Honor of Harry Seigle Rachel and David Sternberg

In Honor of Nancy Bishop Stephen Brod In Honor of Marlene BreslowBlitstein and Berle Blitstein The Anixter Family Gregory Cameron and Greg Thompson Judy and Jim Klutznick Madeline Grynstein and Tom Shapiro Bobette Takiff In Honor of Larry Block Joel and Marsha Kasanov In Honor of Joseph Breslow Berle Blitstein and Marlene Breslow-Blitstein In Honor of Peter Britt Linda and Leo Gordon In Honor of Michael Cahan Walter Nathan In Honor of Laurel Clayson S. Hollis Clayson

In Honor of Larry Gill Thomas and Linda White

In Honor of Jacqueline Podewils and Matthew Shapiro Jo Rydholm

In Honor of Ren Habiby Laura Freeman

In Memory of George S. Brengel Janyce D. Brengel

In Honor of John Hart and Carol Prins Jim and Emily Borovsky Myrna Kaplan

In Memory of Patricia E. Domine Lori Koetters and Brian Smith

In Honor of David Hawkanson John and Carol Balcom

In Memory of Norton H. Kay Sandra Blau

In Honor of Stephanie Heller Terrence Walsh In Honor of the Lefkofskys and Kalts Laura and Scott Eisen In Honor of Debbie Marchese Marilyn and Larry Fields In Honor of Jan Melk Richard and Katie Gottfred

In Honor of Lynn Lockwood Murphy In Honor of Nora Daley Liz Morgan Shawn M. Donnelley In Honor of Deborah Quazzo J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Antonia Contro In Honor of Josephine Eva Desir Madeleine Grynsztejn Charlotte Durot In Honor of Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Anita and Jamie Orlikoff

In Memory of Jill Harper John Swadener and her friends

In Memory of Lillian Laudone Michael Laudone In Memory of Myrna Lord Marti Zelikoff In Memory of Abby S. MagdovitzWasserman Dr. David Wasserman In Memory of Rose L. Shure Shure Incorporated

Andaz West Hollywood Alana Arenas Ian Barford Rick and Deann Bayless Beyond Events Catering Kevin Boehm The BOKA Restaurant Group Breakthru Beverage Group CH Distillery The Chicago Cubs Chicago Private Car ClientFirst Consulting Group Gary Cole Glenn Davis EDGE ShowTek Kathryn Erbe Event Creative Evolution Interiors Exelon and Mary Ludford Audrey Francis Frost Lighting Co. of IL, Inc. Goose Island Beer Company Graycor, Inc.

Francis Guinan Halls Rental Service Jon Michael Hill HMS Media Tim Hopper Hotel Lincoln Imperial Crane Services Inc. Tom Irwin Joe’s Wine Cellar John Hart, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Rob Katz Donna La Pietra Tracy Letts Limelight Catering Live Nation and Gerry Barad Sandra Marquez Tarell Alvin McCraney Chef Jeff Mahin John Mahoney James Vincent Meredith Laurie Metcalf Sandro Miller Motorola Mobility Foundation

Amy Morton Caroline Neff Partytime-HDO Productions, Inc. Peacock 9 Jeff Perry William Peterson Martha Plimpton POP PUBLIC Hotel Chicago Chris Rock Schiff Hardin LLP Anna D. Shapiro Shure Incorporated Gary Sinise Namir Smallwood Theatre Development Fund Jim True-Frost United Airlines Vinci V.I.P. Valet Services, Inc. Whole Foods Lincoln Park

Please note that gifts listed above reflect contributions made as of June 1, 2017. Every effort is made to ensure that the information included in our program is accurate. If you have a question about your recognition or wish to alter your listing, please call the Individual Giving Department at 312-654-5617.

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 Martha Lavey We recognize the following supporters who honor the legacy of our former Artistic Director, Martha Lavey, with their generous contributions. William Bogie Jeanne Connelly Mark and Linda Daly Emilie De Angelis and Bert Davenport Celia Donatio Matthew-Lee Erlbach William and Susan Flynn Mr. Alan Forsyth John and Katherine Fox Lloyd A. Fry Foundation

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Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Mrs. Shirley Gourley John Hart and Carol Prins Linda and John Hillman Sharon R. Johnston Charles Katzenmeyer Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci Linda Legner Mary Ellen O’Connell Donald Park

South Suburban College Theatre Appreciation Class Mrs. Vicki Stallman Sarah Stec and Doug Bobenhouse Michael Stolarski and Kim Steinke Gordon Stroupe Joseph Singer and Mish Tworkowski Shahin Vakilzadeh Martha and Eric Wegener Lisa and Randy White

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Individual Contributors Steppenwolf Associates

Accessibility at Steppenwolf

Comprised of more than 100 young professionals, the Steppenwolf Associates work each season to raise funds for the Steppenwolf for Young Adults program. We salute the Associates for giving generously of their time and resources. Contact Karyn Todd at 312-654-6501 or associates@steppenwolf.org to become a Steppenwolf Associates member today.

• Assistive listening devices in our Downstairs, Upstairs and 1700 theaters.

Executive Officers Aimee Graham‡ Katherine Nardin* Jonathan Blanc Bryce Cooper‡ Shilpa Rupani Michelle Schlack‡ Jennifer Stuart David Wagener‡

Founding Officers Marissa Bryce Nora Daley *‡

Executive Committee Rachel Henry Julia Luscombe Melissa Peralta Marilynn Rubio Harriet White

Associates Board Members

Carina Abbaticchio‡ Jonathan Blanc Isaac Colunga‡ Clyde C. Compton Bryce Cooper‡ Aimee Graham ‡ Rachel Henry Christine Hermosisima‡ Jeffrey Koh‡ Julia Luscombe Katherine Nardin Melissa Peralta Marilynn Rubio Shilpa Rupani Michelle Schlack‡ Jennifer Stuart Allan Waite David Wagener‡ Brittany White Harriet White Andre Williams‡

Associate Members Joan Akalaonu Jenny Allen Nic Anderson Nataly Arber Emily Armato Marjorie Baltazar Emily Berk Hans Biebl Nicole Bjornvick Sarah Bordson Emily Brannon Nigel Caine ‡ Alexandra Carlson William Carpenter Nicholas Casto Bobby Caton Charlie Caton Courtney Cherry Clyde C. Compton Andrea Coutu Jerry Culver Amanda Daniels Katie Duxbury Ellenkate Finley Rebecca Fons Richard Fromm Amanda Gebert Tara Gillespie Elena Gottreich Gregor Gruenthaler Rachel Hatch Katerina Herder Halley Hoffman Elizabeth Ingram Hayley Jones Adam Keats‡ Ryan Kelley Katie Kowalsky Sarah Laeuchli Katja Lemke El-Zeini Brienne Letourneau Joanna Liff

Stuart Martin Jacob May Emily Meier Dom Merritt Ashley Mintz Marcus Mintz Matthew Muench Katherine Murphy Genevieve Mulville Berit Ness Kameelah Omar Timothy Oravec Lauren Pace Michael Parlett Stacy Pepper Lauren Perlstein Marci Portugal Megan Pratt David Pruitt John Reddan Rissa Reddan Cory Reeves Joseph Richiusa Valerie Rivera Eugene Romanov Lindsay Scalise Daniel Shapiro Meredith Shippee Katie Smith Tim Speicher II Donnell Spencer Bethany Steffen Lisa Stevak Andrew Strenk Sarah Swain Hannah Swihart Joe Taiber Stephanie Taiber Vinay Vallabh Kevin Wender Maeve Whalen Lauren Zadina Joanna Zak

Committed to providing services and programming that enhance the experience of guests with disabilities, Steppenwolf is proud to feature: • Audio-described performances, artistic conversations and touch tours of the stage for 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, installed with the help and expertise of Assistive Hearing Systems Ltd. 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 access@steppenwolf.org

Steppenwolf Customer Service Tips Driving to the theater? Rather than arriving to discover that our garage has reached capacity (which can happen during busy performances), please enter the Steppenwolf Parking Hotline (312-335-1774) into your cell phone and call us when you’re a few minutes away from the theater—we’ll tell you if there’s still space available in our facility, or suggest the most convenient alternative. Spending your intermission in line at the bar? Enjoy the entire break by ordering and paying for your intermission refreshments before the show. When you exit the theater at the end of the first act, your drinks will be waiting for you. Need restaurant information or the score of the ballgame? Please visit our book shop and information desk at the south end of the main floor lobby. Hailing a cab after the play? This is typically an easy affair—Halsted is a busy street and sees a fair amount of taxi traffic. If you’d like assistance hailing a cab or calling a company, though, just ask a member of the house staff; we’re happy to help.

Lost or Found? On-site? Please check in with a member of the house staff. Already left? Call the Front of House office at 312-932-2445. Want to provide feedback? Your input is always valuable to us. Have an opinion about the play or artistic content? Stick around for the post-show discussion featured after every performance, fill out the survey inserted in this program or join the conversation at facebook.com/steppenwolftheatre. Have a comment about your overall experience at the theater ? Please ask us for a customer service form to fill out, or e-mail us at customerservice@steppenwolf.org. Need to contact a patron during a performance? If you need to contact a patron during a performance in our Downstairs or Upstairs Theaters, please call our Concierge Desk at 312-932-2476. Hours: one hour prior to curtain until 15 minutes after curtain call.

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

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‡ Directors Circle Member

Photo/Video Disclaimer: During your visit, you or members of your family may be filmed, videotaped, and/or photographed by a Steppenwolf employee, contract photographer or the media. Your attendance at Steppenwolf events serves as permission for the use of your image, or the image of your family members, by Steppenwolf.

Content Disclaimer: Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.


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