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Experience an extraordinary moment in an ordinary day Announcing the 2016/17 season Visiting Edna

By David Rabe Directed by artistic director Anna D. Shapiro Featuring ensemble members Ian Barford, K. Todd Freeman and Sally Murphy

Straight White Men

Written and directed by Young Jean Lee Featuring ensemble members Tim Hopper and Alan Wilder


As she faces the stealthy advance of cancer, Edna and her son Andrew search for the love muted by the polite but baffling relationship they’ve settled into. Sep 15 – Nov 6, 2016

The Fundamentals

By Erika Sheffer Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov Featuring ensemble members Alana Arenas and Alan Wilder A resourceful hotel housekeeper negotiates the thorny path into management in this funny and scathing look at America’s corporate culture. Nov 10 – Dec 23, 2016

The Christians

By Lucas Hnath Directed by ensemble member

K. Todd Freeman

A widower and his sons gather for a holiday celebration that is upended by a poignant and boisterous exploration of identity and privilege. Feb 2 – Mar 19, 2017

Linda Vista

By ensemble member Tracy Letts Featuring ensemble members Ian Barford and Tim Hopper Wheeler—middle-aged, misanthropic, underemployed—moves from his ex-wife’s garage to his own apartment, opening complicated and hilarious new possibilities for love and sex. Mar 30 – May 21, 2017

Hir By

Taylor Mac

Featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Amy Morton

A megachurch pastor shares his revelation about the nature of salvation in this unbiased take on faith in modern America.

A newly liberated mother, her transgender son and his PTSD-addled brother shake up the patriarchy in this absurd and surprising look at a reimagined American family.

Dec 1, 2016 – Jan 29, 2017

Jun 29 – Aug 20, 2017

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4 Welcome to Mary Page Marlowe Letter from Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro

10 Rehearsal Photos 12 Bios 20 Interview: As We Are Mysteries to Ourselves A conversation with Tracy Letts and Jonathan Berry

22 S omeone else could have written my diary Edited by Greta Honold












Jacqueline Rosas

Jonathan Berry Anna Brenner Greta Honold Madeline Long Joel Moorman Anna D. Shapiro


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Cast Member Carrie Coon

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64th Season

Welcome to Mary Page Marlowe I have had the distinct honor of working alongside Tracy Letts for almost 25 years. In this time, I have directed him as an actor, interpreted his work as a playwright and, in the last decade, spent countless hours contemplating the state of both the American theater in general and Steppenwolf Theatre in particular. Without fail, every interaction with Tracy has served to enlighten, infuriate, inform and activate every aspect of my own work, forcing me to a kind of rigor and commitment that has, quite simply, made me better at not just what I do, but how I think about what we do. When I first read Mary Page Marlowe, Tracy’s haunting and elegant study of one woman’s life as seen through the characterizations of seven different actresses, I was again impressed by his ability to use his considerable skills as a storyteller to ask more not just of his medium, but of his audience and himself as he creates a world based not on the logic of time and sequence but of the illogic of emotion and randomness, and in so doing spectacularly capture the elusive truth of one very simple life. So often when one is working on a new play, the effort is in making sure the story holds together, that this new world you are creating makes sense or is constructed in such a way that the audience finds “likely” and therefore worthy. When I was younger, this process – the construction of a logical sequence, where A is followed by B and cause leads so directly to effect - served to order not just the worlds I was creating, but the world in which I lived. I loved a story with a solution – and I loved it even more if it was mine to find. But time passes, and life keeps coming, and as we try harder and harder to make sense of the trials and joys that befall us, we change, as do the stories we need and the stories we need to tell. What I love about Mary Page Marlowe is that it, and the person who imagined it, care not for order or sense anymore but are offering a story that shares a way that life can actually feel: like a stack of outof-order photographs laying in a box through which you yourself sift. Each photo a moment as real and as true as it is over and forgotten, and yet it lives forever in its moment: unchangeable, locked away, alongside all the others and in the end, that randomness is the story of you. I’ve realized, living inside of this play for the last year, that this story has helped me understand that long ago wish to be the orchestrator of a world I could completely manage rather than a real person inside a life I couldn’t control. And that’s because the story of Mary Page Marlowe understands that we are both the change and the unchangeable. There is pain in the randomness of life, for sure, but there is also a wonder. Time and its fraternal twin inevitability will have its way with all of us and, in the end, will write the story of who we were. The way I understand this for myself ? I no longer see myself as a dam that needs to control the rushing tide but as a stone along the river. I understand that I am shaped not by the bed on which I lie but by the water rushing over me, sometimes in a great torrent that upends me, certainly, but more often in a dependable and unchanging constant, one that rounds out edges, shines and dulls and changes my color. And I receive the water, no drop ever washing over me twice, and I take the shape I have to, the shape I am meant to, and in the end, I am all the shapes I have ever been. And that will be and has always been enough. I am grateful to have shared this and all of our other journeys with Tracy. One of the joys of being a Steppenwolf ensemble member is the opportunity to move not just through playmaking together, but through life. What an odd, beautiful and impossible life it is. Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director 4 Mary Page Marlowe

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Anna D. Shapiro† Artistic Director

David Schmitz Managing Director

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents

Steppenwolf Salutes the Sponsors of Mary Page Marlowe Lead Production Support

Mary Page Marlowe

By ensemble member Tracy


Directed by artistic director Anna

D. Shapiro

Featuring Major Production Sponsors

Helen Zell

Ian Barford†*, Blair Brown*, Benicio Calderone, Stephen Cefalu, Jr, Carrie Coon*, Amanda Drinkall*, Jack Edwards, Laura T. Fisher*, Kirsten Fitzgerald*, Tess Frazer*, Charlotte Freund, Keith D. Gallagher*, Caroline Heffernan, Sandra Marquez*, Annie Munch, Rebecca Spence*, Ariana Venturi*, Madeline Weinstein*, Sebastian White, Alan Wilder†*, Gary Wilmes*

Production Major Support for Steppenwolf’s New Play Development Initiative is provided by The Davee Foundation | Zell Family Foundation Major Foundation Support National Endowment for the Arts | Edgerton Foundation | The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Individual Production Sponsors Joyce Chelberg | Merle Reskin | John Hart and Carol Prins Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph | Douglas R. Brown | Bob and Amy Greenebaum Janet Melk | Harry and Susan Seigle | Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Donald and Anne Edwards | Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross | Steven D. Loucks | Jim and Kay Mabie

Todd Rosenthal+ Scenic Design Linda Roethke+ Costume Design Marcus Doshi+ Lighting Design Richard Woodbury+ Sound Design Diana Lawrence Original Music Sven Ortel+ Projection Design Edward Sobel Dramaturg Penny Lane Studios Wig and Hair Design Jonathan Berry Artistic Producer Gigi Buffington Voice and Text Coach Jessamyn Fuller Casting Malcolm Ewen* Stage Manager Brian Maschka* Assistant Stage Manager

Endowment Sponsor Nancy L. Wald Production Endowment Fund ComEd is the 2015/16 Season Lighting Sponsor

The world premiere of Mary Page Marlowe was produced and presented by Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL; Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director and David Schmitz, Managing Director. 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 Mary Page Marlowe Blair Brown* Carrie Coon* Laura T. Fisher* Caroline Heffernan Annie Munch Rebecca Spence*

Various locations in Ohio and Kentucky

Understudies (in alphabetical order) Jeanne T. Arrigo Shrink, Nurse Taylor Blim Mary Page Marlowe, Lorna Ryan Carlson Louis Gilbert Hannah Clare Horner Mary Page Marlowe Brendan Meyer Ed Marlowe, Ben Nina O’Keefe Mary Page Marlowe, Roberta Marlowe Janice O’Neill Mary Page Marlowe Loretta Rezos Mary Page Marlowe Becca Savoy Wendy Gilbert, Connie Stephen Smith Andy Stephen Walker Ray, Dan

@gapersblock: @TheSecondCity +

of Falling is the most magical piece of theater I’ve ever seen. n @antoniacallas: The Art of Falling easily one of the best things I’ve seen all


Ian Barford†* Ray Stephen Cefalu, Jr Ed Marlowe Amanda Drinkall* Roberta Marlowe Jack Edwards Louis Gilbert Kirsten Fitzgerald* Shrink Tess Frazer* Lorna Keith D. Gallagher* Ben Sandra Marquez* Nurse Ariana Venturi* Connie Madeline Weinstein* Wendy Gilbert Alan Wilder†* Andy Gary Wilmes* Dan


@HubbardStreet’s dance collaboration is a stunning success, says @MiriamFinder n @raelaforce: THANK YOU 4 a beautiful show! The Art

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Infant Mary Page Marlowe (alternating) Benicio Calderone Charlotte Freund Sebastian White

Point taken.

“Two companies from Chicago…have created something truly original.” —KPCC Los Angeles

year. n “We’re not talking pantomimed, pie-in-the-face kind of shtick… [It’s] a whole new creation that fuses comedy and dance into a single form.” —RedEye n @MediaCupid: Literally laughed and cried at @HubbardStreet + @TheSecondCity’s The Art of Falling — encore, please!

The Art of Falling returns towasthe Harris Theater, Falling one of the best things I have ever seen. I laughed + cried. Amazing work by @TheSecondCity + @HubbardStreet. @shellster129: This @HubbardStreet + @TheSecondCity collaboration is hilarious and touching with so many surprises. Go see it. @Stephiebeth: Ahhh! beginning June Best show ever! Seriously this is so much9. happiness I want to see it again tomorrow! @MCMathis: Head over heels for @HubbardStreet’s n

@MOZAWA_: The Art of Falling was masterful. Moments of deep beauty, immeasurable joy, and heartfelt laughter! On point! n “[The Art

of Falling] has real legs — a buoyant spirit counterbalanced by a genuine sense of gravity.” —Chicago Sun-Times n @kristenbritt_: The Art of n

This performance will be presented without intermission.



collaboration with @TheSecondCity. Don’t miss this show! n @ConzaCorn: Wishing I could see Hubbard Street again today! Still excited, still laughing, and still inspired. n “The theme is falling — in love, primarily — and requisite risk-taking to make it happen…the methods of

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

exploration seem to range from the understated to the spectacular.” —Newcity


@andersonej: Unforgettable evening of contemporary

dance + sketch comedy, beautifully woven together. Congrats @HubbardStreet @TheSecondCity n @MarcusSakey: The Art of Falling by @HubbardStreet and @TheSecondCity is stellar. Happiest I’ve left the theater in a long time. Go go go. n @Fad23: As an advocate of both dance and comedy (and each vis-à-vis the other) this show is vital and powerful. n “Life-affirming, amusing, and — best of all — constantly

Additional Staff Erin Murray Assistant Director Steve Sorenson Assistant Lighting Designer Sarah Diefenbach Wardrobe Crew Sarah Lewis Assistant Charge Artist Jon Harvey and Jacob Palmer Additional Carpentry Aimee Plant, Andrew Lex and Amanda Herrmann Additional Properties Katie Cora Young Performer Supervisor Joseph A. Burke Programmer Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman Script Supervisor Katie Creeggan Stage Management Apprentice Ivy Reid and Vanessa Rundle Run Crew Dianne Nora Assistant to Tracy Letts

surprising and innovative… A fresh fusion of fun and form.” —Stage and Cinema n @mama2guido: What a brilliant show! n @johannastein: You MUST see The Art of Falling… It blew my socks off. GO! n

@boopityba: Spectacular!



@theresallen5: Super awesome collaboration! Bravo, encore, more!

“An innovative blend of choreography, comedy and improvisation.” —LA Weekly


@onlyalily: I need to

see @HubbardStreet + @TheSecondCity’s The Art of Falling again. n @_christinetran: Thumbs up! n @cinnachick: This show is so good — great dancing and hilarious n @courtalaneriz: “Best show I’ve seen this year! LOVE innovative collaborations like this.” n @krystakematsu: Love how dance is being collaborated with! <3


@melcristol: Amazing and so special. Go! n “Lively, tender, fresh and adorably absurd…

moving, entertaining, mesmerizing, and laugh-out-loud funny.” —The Chicago Maroon n


@andrewpearsondance: What a great show.

@natezeisler: Profoundly funny, beautiful, and memorable performance. The Art of Falling was spectacular

you’re a fan of dance, comedy or music, check out this show. It’s awesome. I absolutely loved it.



@mrjakejohnson: If

@careybennettd: Sublime modern

mashup! Laughing, crying, wanting more! n @PolycrystalhD: Go see @HubbardStreet + @TheSecondCity in The Art of Falling! #TrustMe #ItsAmazing


“The Second City may have pioneered sketch comedy…but this latest collaborative project takes the art form to visually


spectacular and emotionally satisfying new heights.” —The Huffington Post n @wesaidgotravel: Inventive, fun, creative and amazing! What a great celebration of life and “the art of falling.”


@dstonehamilton: Amazing, an incredibly joyful merging of movement and humor!


@careybennettcostumes: A truly sublime modern mash-up… Sweetest, funniest, most innovative performance I’ve seen in years!


@a_wah: Match made in movement and comedy heaven. So clever… The biggest smile on my face at the end. n “A mash-up to end all mash-

ups.” —NBC4 Los Angeles


@rachel.axler: Good Lord, this was so wonderful.


@beauryan: What a night!


“A thoroughly entertaining

evening that’s certain to put a smile on your face.” —Chicago Theater Beat n @pasonactress: Hubbard Street + The Second City: Amazing show!

As a courtesy to the actors and your fellow patrons, please turn off your cell phones before the performance and after the 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.

My new #favorite. n @axisconnect: What an amazing show! Big congrats to all! #dance #comedy #allsmiles


@peachhead: Fabulous night

of dance and comedy with @TheSecondCity + @HubbardStreet. Full of laughter and joy. n @denisesarah: Inspired! One of the best dance shows I have EVER seen! Hands down. What a brilliant collaboration. We laughed, we cried. So moved, reminded of why dance is SO important to me. n “Goes down like a favorite cocktail: familiar and exhilarating all at once.” —Seen and Heard International n @emaritraffie: Man… @TheSecondCity meets @HubbardStreet was something else. n @TheAmyBrenneman: Holy moly. Heart split open by The Art of Falling. When I grow up, I wanna do that. n “Dance will never be funnier, and comedy will never be more graceful.” —Downtown Los Angeles News

“Hugely entertaining and strikingly emotional…not-to-be-missed.” ★★★★/4 —Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune “It’s hard to imagine a more seamless marriage.” ★★★★★/5 —Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago

† 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.


@HubbardStreet @TheSecondCity 312-850-9744

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Special rates available for groups of ten or more — visit or call 312-850-9744 ext. 164. Performing at

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Season Sponsors Commissioned by the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, with support from Sandra and Jack Guthman through the Imagine Campaign.

Official Provider of Physical Therapy

Summer Series Sponsors

Official Health Club

Hubbard Street Dancer Jessica Tong with actor Travis Turner of The Second City. Photo by Todd Rosenberg.

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Mary Page Marlowe in rehearsal Photography by Joel Moorman

Playwright Tracy Letts*

Cast members Jack Edwards and Rebecca Spence

Cast member Kirsten Fitzgerald

Cast member Carrie Coon Cast member Annie Munch

Cast member Tess Frazer

Cast members Blair Brown and Alan Wilder*

Cast member Madeline Weinstein

Cast members Stephen Cefalu, Jr. and Amanda Drinkhall

*Steppenwolf ensemble member

Artistic director Anna D. Shapiro*, playwright Tracy Letts*, artistic producer Jonathan Berry and dramaturg Edward Sobel

Cast member Ariana Venturi

Artistic director Anna D. Shapiro*

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Mary Page Marlowe Bios Ian Barford (Ray)

Steppenwolf ensemble member. Last seen on Broadway in the Tony-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the NightTime. He originated the role of Little Charles in August: Osage County which he also performed on Broadway and at London’s National Theater. Also on Broadway The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice (Outer Critics Award Nomination). OffBroadway credits include Love Song at 59e59. Steppenwolf credits include The Libertine, As I Lay Dying, Three Days Of Rain, Endgame, Berlin Circle, Betrayal, Art, Up, The March (Jeff Nomination), Detroit and Lost Land among others. Chicago credits include All The Rage and Design For Living (Goodman Theatre); Mad Forest (Remains Theatre Ensemble); and The Little Prince (Lookingglass Theatre Company). Los Angeles theater credits include The Weir, God’s Man In Texas, Take Me Out (The Geffen Playhouse); and Dead End (Ahmanson Theatre). National Tour credits include Picasso At The Lapin Agile. Numerous insignificant television appearances. Film credits include Catch Hell, Return To Sender, Road To Perdition, 13 Going On 30 and others.

Blair Brown (Mary Page Marlowe) Broadway credits include Copenhagen (Tony Award), James Joyce’s The Dead, Cabaret, Arcadia, The Secret Rapture and The Threepenny Opera. Off Broadway credits include Nikolai and the Others, The Clean House and Humble Boy. Regional credits include The Tempest, Camino Real, The Skin of our Teeth, A Little Night Music, seasons at Stratford-Ontario and the Guthrie Theater. Film credits include Altered States, Continental Divide, Strapless, Stealing Home, A Flash of Green, Space Cowboys and Dogville. Television credits include Orange is the New Black, Limitless, Fringe and The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd. Directing credits include a feminine ending, Lovely Day and Rosemary and I. Narrator of more than 75 documentaries and audio books.

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Stephen Cefalu, Jr.

(Ed Marlowe) is thrilled to be making his Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut. Chicago credits include Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Redtwist Theatre); End Days (Windy City Playhouse); Pins and Withers (A Red Orchid); Letters Home, Frindle (Griffin Theatre); Boy Small and Xylophone West (Fine Print Theatre). Film and television credits include This Afternoon (Cone Arts) and Shameless (Showtime).

Carrie Coon (Mary Page Marlowe) is thrilled to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Broadway credits include Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Tony nomination; Theatre World Award). Chicago credits include Three Sisters, The March, Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Girl in the Yellow Dress (Next Theatre); The Real Thing (Writers Theatre); and Magnolia (Goodman Theatre). Regional credits include Placebo (Playwrights Horizons); Blackbird, Reasons to Be Pretty (Renaissance Theaterworks); and four seasons with American Players Theatre. Television credits include The Leftovers (Critics’ Choice Award & Nomination), Intelligence, Ironside, Law & Order: SVU and Playboy Club. Film credits include Gone Girl and the upcoming films The Legacy of the White Tail Deer Hunter, The Keeping Hours, Strange Weather and Izzy Gets the $#&% Across Town. Amanda Drinkall

(Roberta Marlowe) makes her Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut. Chicago credits include Venus in Fur, Measure for Measure (Goodman Theatre); White Guy on the Bus, Funnyman (Northlight Theatre); Rest (Victory Gardens Theater); Last Train to Nibroc (Haven); Great Expectations (Strawdog); Pride and Prejudice (Lifeline Theatre Company); hamlet is dead. no gravity, The Skriker, The Love of the Nightingale, Pullman, WA (Red Tape Theatre); and more than a dozen shows with

The Back Room Shakespeare Project. Television credits include Chicago Med and NBC’s web series Bobby & Iza. Film credits include The View From Tall. Amanda holds a BFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is represented by Gray Talent Group.

Director at A Red Orchid Theatre, she was most recently on stage in the world premiere of Pilgrim’s Progress by Brett Neveu. Other credits at A Red Orchid include Mud Blue Sky, The New Electric Ballroom, Abigail’s Party, The Sea Horse (Jeff Award), The Killer and more. Other credits include work with Victory Gardens Jack Edwards (Louis Gilbert) Theater, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, is thrilled to be making his Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Defiant Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company Circle Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Shattered debut. Theater credits include A Globe Theatre, Plasticene Theater and the Utah Christmas Story (Theatre at the Shakespeare Festival among others. Kirsten Center); Plainsong (Signal Ensemble Theatre); teaches acting at DePaul University and The Nerd (Black Fox Theatre); and The Christmas Columbia College. Her television credits include Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (Provision Theater). Sirens, Chicago Fire, ER and Underemployed. Jack is a fifth grader who enjoys reading, spelling bees, running and performing comedy routines. Tess Frazer (Lorna) is Jack would like to thank his family for their love beyond thrilled and grateful to and encouragement and Paonessa Talent for be a part of this production at their amazing support. Steppenwolf Theatre Company. NYC credits include The Fifth Laura T. Fisher Woman (Metropolitan Playhouse); The Cook (Mary Page Marlowe) is excited and the Soldier, The Winter’s Tale (Workshop to make her Steppenwolf Theatre Company); A Midsummer Night’s Theatre Company debut. Recent Dream (Gorilla Repertory Theater); This work includes Good People Property Is Condemned-Tennessee Williams’ (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); Mousetrap One Acts (Abingdon Theatre); and The Internet (Northlight Theatre); and Seven Homeless (Incubator Arts Project). Television credits Mammoths Wander New England (Theater include The Slap. Film credits include Fan Girl, Wit). Other credits include The Seagull, Home, and the upcoming Untitled Woody Allen Project The Shawl (Goodman Theatre); Cyrano (Court 2016. Tess trained at Maggie Flanigan Studio Theater and Redmoon Theatre); Arcadia and Circle in the Square. She is a graduate of the (Indiana Repertory Theatre); Half and Half and famed LaGuardia High School of Performing Relatively Close (Victory Gardens Theater). Jeff Arts. “A huge thank you to Jodi and 1022m, nominated performances include The Secret Jaime and Innovative, and my family.” Rapture (Remy Bumppo Theatre); Hushabye Mountain, Remembrance (Famous Door Theatre); Keith D. Gallagher (Ben) is and Early and Often (Jeff Award, Famous thrilled to return to Steppenwolf Door). Devised work includes doorslam, Refuge Theatre Company where he (Plasticene); LBJFKKK, Love Me and After Taste was previously seen in Marie (Cardiff Giant). Film and television credits Antoinette, The Gospel of include Chicago Fire, Contagion and Jessica. Franklin (First Look 2013) and Man in Love “Thanks to Grossman & Jack and Don Copper.” (First Look 2011). Chicago credits include Awake and Sing, The Lieutenant of Inishmore Kirsten Fitzgerald (Northlight Theatre); Shining City (Goodman (Shrink) is thrilled to return to Theatre); Tracks (TUTA Theatre Chicago); Steppenwolf Theatre Company Arcadia (Court Theatre); and The Real Thing where she was previously seen (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company). Regional in The Qualms, Clybourne Park theatre credits include A Raisin in the Sun (Geva and A Streetcar Named Desire. A proud member Theatre Center); The Gospel According to James of the Artistic Ensemble and current Artistic (Indiana Repertory Theatre); The Lieutenant Bios 13

of Inishmore (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); and Shining City (Huntington Theatre Company). Television credits include Chicago PD, Chicago Fire and Detroit 187. “Thank you to all for coming and to my wonderful wife Caitlin.”

Caroline Heffernan

(Mary Page Marlowe) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she was last seen as “Scout” in Steppenwolf for Young Adults’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Other Chicago credits include Good for Otto (Gift Theatre); In the Garden (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Annie (Paramount Theatre); Mary Poppins (Marriott Lincolnshire); Showboat, Magic Victrola (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Gypsy, Shrek (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Enron (TimeLine Theatre); A Christmas Carol (twice at Goodman Theatre); Wonders Never Cease (Provision Theatre); and Rhymes with Evil (Infusion Theater). Caroline appeared as Ella in a 2014 episode of Chicago Fire and in several short films. Commercial credits include Flintstones Vitamins, Guaranty Bank and Kellogg’s Eggo Waffles. Caroline received an outstanding actress award in Collaboraction’s Sketchbook and has participated in multiple staged readings by Chicago Dramatists. She is also an honor student (middle school Valedictorian), an award winning USAG gymnast and a Varsity Cheerleader (flyer) at Loyola Academy.

Annie Munch

(Mary Page Marlowe) is humbled and grateful to be joining this team of artists after understudying in Leveling Up for Steppenwolf for Young Adults. Other Chicago theater credits include State of the Union (Strawdog Theatre Company); twentyone (the side project); The Beecher Sisters (Awkward Pause Theatre); and In Loco Parentis (Next Theatre Company). Television credits include Sense8, Chicago PD, Crisis and Underemployed. She is a proud graduate of Northwestern University and is represented by Stewart Talent.

Rebecca Spence

(Mary Page Marlowe) is honored to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where her previous credits include The Crucible, Our Lady of 121st Street and Pacific. Other theater credits include In The Garden (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West (TimeLine Theatre Company); This (Theatre Wit); The Voysey Inheritance, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Jeff Award nomination.); Dracula (Defiant Theatre); Cyrano (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); How the World Began, Wrens and These Shining Lives (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Jeff Award nomination). Film credits include Recke, Not Welcome, Sandra Marquez (Nurse) Bloomin’ Mud Shuffle, Man of Steel, Fools, Tiger is delighted to return to the Tail in Blue, One Small Hitch, Contagion, The Steppenwolf Theatre Company Dilemma, Audrey the Trainwreck, Earthling, stage where she was last seen in Public Enemies, Grace is Gone and The Break-Up. The Motherf**ker with the Hat. Television credits include Chicago Fire, Crisis, Other credits include Iphigenia at Aulis, and Betrayal, Boss, The Mob Doctor, Detroit 1-8-7, Agamemnon (Court Theater); The Happiest Song The Chicago Code, The Beast and Prison Break. Plays Last (Goodman Theatre); Mojada (Victory “Love and gratitude to Patrick and Clara.” Gardens Theater); and Mala Hierba (Second Stage Theatre). A longtime company member Ariana Venturi (Connie) is of Teatro Vista her credits there include My thrilled to make her Steppenwolf Manana Comes (director), Our Lady of the Theatre Company debut. Underpass (director) and A View from the Bridge Theater credits include These (Jeff Award). Film and television credits include Paper Bullets! (Atlantic Theatre Boss, Empire, Chicago Med and Timer. She is on Company, Geffen Playhouse, Yale Repertory the theater faculty at Northwestern University Theatre); Robert Woodruff’s In a Year with where she very much enjoys teaching and 13 Moons (Yale Repertory Theatre); I Saw My mentoring young people. 14 Bios

Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile, Design for Living (Berkshire Theatre Group); and Michael von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards (Actors Theatre Louisville, Humana Festival). She received her BA from Vassar College and MFA from Yale School of Drama.

Madeline Weinstein

(Wendy Gilbert) is so excited to return to Chicago for her Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2014 with a BA in Theatre, Madeline made her Broadway debut in The Real Thing (Roundabout Theatre) directed by Sam Gold and starring Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Television credits include Elementary. “Love and thanks to my mom and all my chosen mothers.”

Alan Wilder (Andy) has

been a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member since 1976. Larry, Taylor, Emerson, Roy, Tim, David, Max, Nick, Krapp, Gar (Private), Davies, Babysan, Rake, Lieutenant Malan, Muley, George Etherege, Ziggy, Banjo, Sagot, MedievalKnight-Who-Looks-Like-Karen-Valentine, Horst Tinklegruber, African Boy (yes, Black), Kathy (yes, a little girl), Spot (no, not a dog), Sheep, Terrified NYC Priest, Jean-Claude Van-Damme’s Pants Tailor, Laurie Metcalf’s Assistant Manager at Safeway, Wally the Wanker, Gameshow Host, Arsonist/Pedophile/ Murderer. Match the above characters with the Steppenwolf stage or television/ film production in which Alan Wilder played this character and you’ll win an all-expense-paid trip to Camden, NJ and dinner with Al at Hans’ Hoagie Heaven. Good luck!

Gary Wilmes (Dan) is

thrilled to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He last appeared in the Steppenwolf productions of August: Osage County at The Sydney Theater Company and Red Light Winter (Off-Broadway) for which he received an OBIE award. Other theater credits

include Chinglish (Broadway); Straight White Men (Public Theater); Richard Maxwell’s Isolde (Theatre for a New Audience); and Elevator Repair Service’s Gatz (West End). Television credits include Louie, Homeland, Elementary, and John Benjamin Has A Van. Film credits include The Wizard of Lies, Irrational Man, Salt and A Mighty Heart.

Tracy Letts (Playwright) has

been an ensemble member since 2002 and is the author of Killer Joe, Bug, Man from Nebraska (Pulitzer finalist), August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award for Best Play), Superior Donuts, and a new version of Chekhov’s Three Sisters.

Anna D. Shapiro (Director, Artistic Director) began working with Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1995 as the original director of the New Plays Lab and joined the ensemble in 2005. She has directed dozens of notable Steppenwolf productions, including the world-renowned production of Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County, for which she received 2008 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. In 2011 she was nominated for a Tony Award for Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Motherf**ker with the Hat, which she also directed at Steppenwolf to critical acclaim. Additional Steppenwolf directing credits include A Parallelogram, Up, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch (also at Playwrights Horizons), Man from Nebraska, (named by TIME as one of the Year’s Top Ten in 2003), The Drawer Boy and Three Days of Rain, among others. Broadway credits include the sold-out run of Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, the revival of Steppenwolf’s This Is Our Youth and the revival of Of Mice and Men, which National Theatre Live selected as the first American production to be broadcast to over 700 cinemas. Anna is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia College and the recipient of a 1996 Princess Grace Award, as well as the 2010 Princess Grace Statue Award. She is a professor in Northwestern’s Department of Theatre and served as the Director of the Graduate MFA Directing Program from 2002 – 2014. Bios 15

Todd Rosenthal (Set Design) marks his 29th

production at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Broadway credits include August: Osage County (Tony Award: Best Scenic Design), The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Tony Nomination), Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Of Mice and Men, This is Our Youth and Fish in the Dark. Off-Broadway he has designed Red Light Winter (Barrow Street Theatre); Domesticated (Lincoln Center Theater); and The Qualms (Playwrights Horizons). He designed for Big Apple Circus for six years. International credits include National Theatre in London, Sydney Theatre Company in Australia, and Theatre Royal in Ireland. Domestic credits include Goodman Theatre (artistic partner), Guthrie Theater, Alliance Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, American Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. His museum exhibitions include Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition and The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. His awards include Olivier, Helen Hayes, Jeff and Michael Merritt. He is a professor at Northwestern University and a graduate of Yale School of Drama.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Chicago Shakespeare Theater. His designs have been seen internationally at Festival Lyric d’Aix-en-Provence, La Commedie Française, La Monnaie, Venice Biennale, Holland Festival, Canadian Opera Company and the Sydney Festival among many others. He works extensively with Theatre for a New Audience in New York and is a company member of Kuwait/ UK-based Sabab Theatre. He has degrees from Wabash College and Yale School of Drama and is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Northwestern University.

Richard Woodbury (Sound Design) returns

to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where prior credits include original music and/or sound design for The Night Alive, Slowgirl, Belleville, Middletown, August: Osage County and many others. Additional credits include 2660, The Matchmaker Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, stop.reset, The Little Foxes and Rapture Blister Burn, at the Goodman Theatre, where he is Resident Sound Designer, and numerous productions at other 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.

Linda Roethke (Costume Design) has also designed The Motherf**ker with the Hat and Intimate Apparel at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Her recent credits include Richard II, Into the Woods (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Diana Lawrence (Original Music) is thrilled Gem of the Ocean, The Good Book, (Court to be working with Steppenwolf Theatre Theatre); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Company for the first time. Diana’s multi(Alliance Theatre); and Sunday in the Park with playwright collaborative musical, Next Stop, was George (Kansas City Repertory Theatre). She performed at the 2013 Garage Rep After-Party. has designed at The Public Theater, Los Angles Her new musical, Mill Girls, was showcased Performing Arts Center, Goodman Theatre, at the 2015 First Look Late Night, and will be Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Actors Theatre of Louisville, workshopped at ETOPiA at Northwestern University this spring. Diana regularly Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Connecticut composes for both The Second City and Repertory Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre and Storycatchers Theatre, a company that creates American Players Theatre. Her awards include a original musicals with incarcerated youth. As a Joseph Jefferson Award for An Ideal Husband at performing songwriter, Diana has been called a Court Theatre, Connecticut Critic Circle’s, and “drop-dead show-stopper” by Music Connection Suzi Bass nominations. Linda is a professor of Magazine. dianalawrence.‌com costume design at Northwestern University. Marcus Doshi (Lighting Design) designs for theatre, dance, opera and non-performancebased work. In Chicago he has worked with

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Sven Ortel (Projection Design) works

nationally and internationally creating projections and imagery for theatre, opera,

dance, musicals and beyond. Broadway credits include Deuce, Faith Healer, Jumpers, The Little Mermaid, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Wonderland and Newsies (Tony Nomination). His West End credits include The Sea, Marguerite, As You Desire Me, Jumpers, Hitchcock Blonde (projection realization) and The Woman in White. His designs have been seen at Guthrie Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Alley Theatre and Theatre for a New Audience. International credits include A Disappearing Number and Measure For Measure (Complicite), Tiefland (Zurich, Barcelona), The Ring Cycle (St. Petersburg, Russia), Rebecca (Vienna, Stuttgart, St. Gallen), Moses (St. Gallen), The Three Musketeers (Berlin, Stuttgart), Richard II (Old Vic, Recklinghausen) and Svadba (Aix En Provence). Recent work includes Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Confederacy of Dunces. He is a professor at UT Austin where he leads the MFA program in Integrated Media.

Edward Sobel (Dramaturg) is grateful to

be back at the mothership with Anna and Tracy. Previously he was Director of New Play Development at Steppenwolf Theatre Company where he oversaw development of more than 40 new plays into production including Tracy Letts’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winner August: Osage County and Pulitzer finalists Red Light Winter by Adam Rapp and Man from Nebraska (also by Letts). Broadway credits as dramaturg include August: Osage County and Superior Donuts. Recent directing credits include world premieres of Moon Man Walk for Orbiter 3 and The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington at Flashpoint Theatre; Endgame, Clybourne Park and Superior Donuts at the Arden Theater in Philadelphia. At Steppenwolf, Ed created and was the director of the First Look Repertory of New Work, for which he received the Elliot Hayes Award from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas for outstanding contribution to the field. He is head of the MFA Directing and Playwriting programs at Temple University.

Penny Lane Studios (Wig and Hair Design)

consists of Christine Conley, Coral Gable and Samantha Umstead. They are honored to have been working with Steppenwolf Theatre Company since Good People in 2012. Other Steppenwolf shows include Head of Passes and East of Eden. Most recently they have designed wigs for You Can’t Take it with You (Northlight Theatre); Moby Dick (Lookingglass Theatre Comapny); Amadigi de Gauga (Haymarket Opera Company); and Tommy! (Paramount Theatre). In addition to being a wig studio, Penny Lane is a full service hair salon in Logan Square. Visit

Gigi Buffington (Voice and Text Coach)

belongs to AEA, SAG/AFTRA and VASTA. Recent credits include East Of Eden (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); texts & beheadings/Elizabeth R (Brooklyn Academy of Music, Folger Theatre); The Tempest (La Mama Experimental Theatre Club); 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). She is an Arts Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU. Directing credits include Vinegar Tom, The Crucible, Top Girls, Unity, and Number 11 (Blue & White).

Malcolm Ewen (Stage Manager) stage

managed Airline Highway and The Herd last season. He has worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company since 1987 and his credits include Russian Transport, The March, American Buffalo, The Tempest, The Diary of Anne Frank and Man From Nebraska. He has taken four Steppenwolf shows to Broadway including The Grapes of Wrath and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, both of which won Tony Awards. Also on Broadway, he was the PSM of Paul Simon’s musical, The Capeman. He serves on the Council of Actors’ Equity Association. A graduate of Amherst College, he returns every summer to the Green Mountains of Vermont to direct at the Weston Playhouse. Bios 17

Brian Maschka (Assistant Stage Manager)

returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company after assistant stage managing Domesticated. His Chicago credits include Edward Tulane and Wonderland (Chicago Children’s Theatre). New York credits include Frost/Nixon (Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre); Anna Nicole (BAM); 100 Saints You Should Know (Playwrights Horizons); Here Lies Jenny (The Zipper Theater); Indoor/Outdoor, Thom Pain, Ears on a Beatle (DR2 Theatre); Sakharam Binder (Play Company); The Glass Cage, Susan and God and John Ferguson (The Mint Theater). Regional credits include Kiss Me Kate, Swingtime Canteen (Weston Playhouse); Boeing-Boeing, Doubt, Rabbit Hole, Santaland Diaries, Opus, Shirley Valentine, Dancing at Lughnasa (Florida Repertory Theatre); Peter Pan, Wit and Art (Syracuse Stage).

David Schmitz (Managing Director) has worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for 10 years, serving in the role of Director of Finance and Administration, General Manager and currently as Managing Director. Prior to working at Steppenwolf, David was the General Manager at Lookingglass Theatre Company, Associate Artistic Director of Stage Left Theatre and Business Manager at the entertainment agency Adair Performance. Currently, he serves as Vice President of the Board for The House Theatre of Chicago and is a former board member for the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce. David has worked as a strategic planning, business practices, finance and hiring consultant for numerous Chicago organizations, including The House Theatre of Chicago, The Hypocrites and Stage Left Theatre, among others. He holds a BA in theatre from the University of Northern Colorado, an MFA from the Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University and a Certificate in Non Profit Management from Roosevelt University.





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We Are Mysteries To Ourselves:

TL: The play came from a consideration of my life as I’ve lived it. If you’re a person who’s working at all on your life, on yourself, and I think most of us are (I hope most of us are), you think about where you’ve come from and where you’re going. As I do that I realize I’ve often felt like different people at different times in my life. I look back at my seventeen-year-old self say, and some of that person feels very recognizable to me and some of that person feels very far away from me, feels like a different person entirely. And really that’s the jumping off point for the play: the idea that we are actually different people at different times in our lives.

A conversation with playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts and artistic producer Jonathan Berry In the weeks leading up to rehearsals, it is customary for Steppenwolf’s Marketing team to gather for a discussion with the artists about their vision for the play. On a cold winter day, we connected by phone with playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts, calling from sunny California. Here is an excerpt of the conversation, moderated by artistic producer Jonathan Berry.

JB: That’s a very personal premise. TL: Yes but hopefully the play ends up being about whatever you think it’s about as it unfolds for you. I hope it has some universality and you can start to apply some of the play to yourself. JB: Did you know from the beginning that you wanted a number of actors to play Mary Page? And that you would be using non-linear chronology to look at Mary Page at different moments in her life? Or are these things that came through the writing process?

Tracy Letts: I am in LA right now, yeah. JB: Great, you just got a lot of sympathy from the room starting out.

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TL: Yeah I’m driving in the UCLA area right now, it’s about 65 degrees. JB: (laughing) That’s great Tracy, that’s just

great. To get started: what was it that sat you down to write this play?

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Jonathan Berry: Are you still in LA?

TL: Yes, I always, from the earliest thinking about the play, I always envisioned both of these things. JB: In talking about the design and direction of the piece, Anna has talked about her desire to capture the feeling that you are flipping through a series of

photographs from one woman’s life, and through that exercise your sense of the woman slowly emerges. TL: I think the impression of flipping through photos is true. However, I think it’s also true that there is a person at the center of this and the question that hovers above all this is about identity. What is it that makes us who we are? This is a story of a person unstuck in time and for me that’s kind of the crux of the biscuit here with Mary Page. She’s the one going through those photos; she’s the one who’s flipping through her life asking, “Who am I?” “What makes me this way?” Another way of talking about the play is that Mary Page is, in a sense, looking at a mirror and seeing these different versions of herself. JB: We have talked about the play as a series of moments both mundane and pivotal in her life, and those everyday moments, interestingly, pique our curiosity about Mary Page by what they don’t reveal. They add to a sense of mystery. How did you find that balance between the mundane and pivotal? TL: My original conception was that the play would always be pretty spare but as always, you over write a little bit and then pull back to find that balance. The sense of mystery is important. There’s always a question mark never far away from her. While Mary Page is a mystery to us she is also somewhat of a mystery to herself… as we are mysteries to ourselves.

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“Someone else could have written my diary.” –Mary Page Marlowe

In Mary Page Marlowe we become acquainted with the title character at different points in her life. We asked a few of the actresses playing Mary Page to reflect on their own lives, asking “is there a version of yourself that feels unrecognizable to the person you are today?”

Annie Munch

Once I found a diary I'd kept during a vacation when I was probably 7 or 8. I had zero recollection of writing about the trip, and yet here it was—it was so detailed and had little pictures and everything (and I was not a diary-keeping kid). It seemed so out of character, but it made me wonder how much of what I think I remember is because it was important to me at the time, and how much is because it fits how I see myself now.

Caroline Heffernan

Many young girls face some sort of fear heading into their teenage years. Often times it is social, physical, or emotional. Mine came in the form of gymnastics. Until I was 9 years old, all I wanted to become was an Olympic gymnast. Then, one of my teammates broke her arm practicing a fairly simple skill. I was faced with the reality that the skills I was doing in gymnastics could be extremely dangerous. This realization never left me and although I continued gymnastics, my dreams changed. The little girl who dreamed of becoming an Olympic athlete now seems foreign to the present day version of myself.

Laura T. Fisher


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I’m 15 here. I could not figure out why I wasn’t happy; why I didn’t like being a cheerleader. It had been my life’s goal. I equated popularity with safety, and employed all the strategies girls of my generation understood to achieve and maintain that. I soon learned I hated all of that. Soon after this photo I quit the squad, faded into the social background, and started a more honest journey to finding out who I am. I’m still on it.

Carrie Coon

She’s a sophomore in college, leaving to study abroad in Spain. Her parents walk her all the way to the gate. She intuits the world is larger than the one she knows, and I love her for that quiet audacity. She’s also running away from a few “catastrophes” instead of taking responsibility. She would rather leave the country than disappoint someone. I’d like to tell you, dear reader, that I take responsibility for my actions now, that I disappoint with abandon. I mostly do. She’s in there, though. “Run away, quick!,” she says, “Run away, far, so you can’t see their faces!”

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a Highland Park church, the ambitious brainchild of three high school and college friends: Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney and Gary Sinise. Fast forward 40 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 44 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.

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Tracy Letts

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Steppenwolf Staff Anna D. Shapiro Artistic Director

Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry and Gary Sinise Executive Artistic Board



Jonathan Berry Aaron Carter Hallie Gordon Artistic Producers Polly Hubbard Literary Manager Francis Guinan Tracy Letts Amy Morton Yasen Peyankov Associate Artists

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Hallie Gordon Artistic Director Megan Shuchman Education Director Jared Bellot Education Assistant Emilio G. Robles Senior Facilitator of Curriculum and Instruction Sindy Castro Amanda Dunne-Acevedo Cara Greene Epstein Greg Geffrard Ali Hoefnagel Jeremy Ohringer Thom Pasculli Ashley Roberson Mara Stern Teaching Artists


Rachel D. Freund Director of Operations and Management Courtney Anderson Events Management Director Scott Macoun IT Director Jackie Snuttjer Finance Director Yolanda Davis Human Resources & Professional Leadership Programs Coordinator Jovito Alvarez Finance Manager Brian Hurst Finance Coordinator Paul Miller Office Manager Lupe Garcia Quiles Events Management Associate Lauren Sivak Special Projects Coordinator Adrianna Durantt Executive Administrator Steven Yandell Administrative Assistant

Sandy Karuschak Director of Development Eric Evenskaas Associate Director of Development Kristy Conway Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Megan A. McGuane Director of Corporate Relations Kendra Van Kempen Director of Special Events Emilie De Angelis Campaign Project Manager Lauren Fisher Donor Relations Manager Suzanne Miller Annual Fund Manager Anna Brenner Development Coordinator Jessica Gretch Individual Giving Coordinator Karyn Todd Development Coordinator

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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 Jacqueline Rosas Marketing 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

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Cory Jeanes Facilities Director Peter Van Kempen Facilities Manager Adrian Castro Operations Coordinator David Albert Marshall Hansen Harold Jaffe Facilities Staff Victor David Padam Dhungel Tul Ghaley Madan Gurung Noor Alam Islam Ababe Mekonen Aminata Talawally Bhagirath Timsina Custodial Staff

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Evan Hatfield Director of Audience Experience Danielle Shindler Food & Beverage Director, Front Bar General Manager Rebecca Adelsheim Aaron Aptaker Colleen Debelius Anna Donnell Ali Drumm Maia Reed-Siragusa Eleni Sauvageau Leah Siesfeld Chelsea Smith Annabel Steven Brittany Stock Toby Walters Audience Experience Associates Donald Coulson Parking Manager Angel Aguilar Mustafa Chaudhry Parking Staff Lauren Louer, The Saints Volunteer Usher Coordination


Tom Pearl Production Manager Brianna Parry Assistant Production Manager Erin Cook Company Manager Russell Poole Technical Director Mike Donohue Assistant Technical Director Christopher Kristant Shop Foreman Kyle Land Russell Scott Jon Woelfer Scenic Carpenters Zoe Shiffrin Scenic Charge Artist Jenny DiLuciano Properties Master Emily Guthrie Jay Tollefsen Assistant Properties Masters Charles Moser Master Properties Artisan Jessica Stratton 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 Cassie Calderone Malcolm Ewen Christine D. Freeburg Laura D. Glenn Jonathan Nook Brian Maschka Stage Managers

Executive Committee

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

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Sarah Beardsley Michael W. Bender Henry S. Bienen Marlene Breslow-Blitstein Ebs Burnough Terri L. Cable Robin Tennant Colburn Beth Boosalis Davis Amy Eshleman Juliette Feld D. Cameron Findlay Lawrence M. Gill Aimee Graham Robert J. Greenebaum, Jr. John Hart Jon Michael Hill Dennis D. Howarter George A. Joseph Donna La Pietra Tracy Letts Mary Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr. Holly Maloney Tarell Alvin McCraney David E. Mendelsohn Verett Mims Christopher M. Murphy Yasen Peyankov David C. Pisor Merle Reskin Robert Sanborn Manuel â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mannyâ&#x20AC;? Sanchez Anna D. Shapiro Matthew Shapiro Colette Cachey Smithburg Elliot A. Stultz

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 Laurence Edwards John N. Fox, Jr. Elliott Lyon Gordon Murphy William H. Plummer Bruce Sagan Gloria Scoby Donna Vos

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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 J.P. Morgan The Negaunee Foundation Merle Reskin Helen Zell

Distinguished Patrons

Anonymous Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior Henry and Leigh Bienen Betty Bradshaw Nora Daley and Sean Conroy Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly Amy and Cameron Findlay Richard and Mary L. Gray Bob and Amy Greenebaum George A. Joseph and Carolyn Bateman Martha Lavey Steven D. Loucks Jim and Kay Mabie Holly and Matt Maloney Lynn Lockwood and Barrett B. Murphy Harry and Susan Seigle Toni Sandor Smith Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst

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Allstate Insurance Company Ameriprise Financial Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Berman Douglas R. Brown Phil and Mary Beth Canfield The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

2015/16 Season Sponsors The Roy Cockrum Foundation Elizabeth H. Connelly Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Donald and Anne Edwards Becki and Scott Etzler 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 J.P.Morgan National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust Peak6 PwC J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Razorfish Robert and Louise Sanborn Matthew Shapiro Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Bill and Orli Staley Robert and Leslie Zimmerman

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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. Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 2015/16 season is generously sponsored by: Grand Benefactors

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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. The 2015/16 Corporate Arts Council members: Allstate Insurance Company, Meghan Sporleder Ameriprise Financial, Patricia Moll Aon, Nichole Barnes Marshall Archer Daniels Midland Company, Benjamin Bard Baker & McKenzie LLP, Juan Carlos Gonzalez DLA Piper LLP (US), Katrina Hausfeld

Exelon Corporation, Doug Meyer Faegre Baker Daniels, Patrick M. Miller J.P.Morgan, Kelly Epstein Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Mark Filip Make it Better Media, Susan B. Noyes Newcastle Limited, Michael Haney

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Corporate, Foundation & Government Contributors

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. Berhoef Joyce Chelberg Robin Tennant Colburn* 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 Caryn Harris* 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 Greg Veza David Wagener Nina A. Winston Bobbi Zabel

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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 Julie Gustafson Mike Gustafson Rebecca Johnston Sherri Kayser Michael LaTona Stephanie Linn Beth Loeb Cathy Nathan Steven Redfield Toni Sandor Smith Gail Steingold Gail Straus

2016 Gala

Steppenwolf’s Gala Co-Chairs plan the signature fundraising event led by the theater’s Board of Trustees. Nora Daley* and Sean Conroy Keating* and Caroline Crown Liz and Eric* Lefkofsky Tracy Letts* and Carrie Coon Anna D. Shapiro* and Ian Barford

Women in the Arts Luncheon Committee spearheads our annual fundraising event, honoring leading artists in theater, film and television. Sarah Beardsley* Marlene Breslow-Blitstein* Vilma Chan Elizabeth H. Connelly* Nora Daley* Mary A. Dempsey Kelly Epstein Amy Eshleman* Noreen Gallagher Lynn Hauser Donna La Pietra* Lynn Lockwood Murphy* Susan Oleari Deborah Quazzo* Elizabeth Schubert Anna D. Shapiro* Katie Spring Susan Warrington Nina Winston 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. Dulce Carino Alexis Cuadrado Kayla Devereux Remy Dhinga Myles Gebert Charlotte Jackson Lilian McGrady Daisianee Minenger Eryk Nytko Gloria Oladipo Kathleen Ortiz Maya Ortiz Sarah Powers Maria Privitera Jasmine Purnell NaVada Reed Olivia Shine Samantha Tennant Deveon Treadway Chad Tucker Sai Vavricek Anika Waco

Grand Benefactors ($100,000+) The Roy Cockrum Foundation The Davee Foundation‡ Lefkofsky Family Foundation‡ John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation‡* Andrew W. Mellon Foundation‡ The Negaunee Foundation Ogilvy & Mather, Inc. Prince Charitable Trusts Shubert Foundation, Inc. Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust‡ United Airlines The Wallace Foundation‡ Zell Family Foundation ‡ Benefactors ($50,000-99,999) Anonymous Allstate Insurance Company* Alphawood Foundation Paul M. Angell Foundation The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation ComEd The Crown Family‡ Edgerton Foundation Julius Frankel Foundation BMO Harris Bank* The Joyce Foundation‡ J.P.Morgan* Laurents/Hatcher Foundation The Reva & David Logan Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust* PNC Polk Bros. Foundation* PwC Smart Family Foundation Theatre Communications Group, Inc. 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 * Steppenwolf Trustee

Anonymous American Express Ameriprise Financial Chicago Community Trust DLA Piper LLP (US) Doris Duke Charitable Foundation‡ Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Grosvenor Capital Management Harris Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. King Harris Kathy Harris Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Szokol Mr. and Mrs. William Friend Mr. and Mrs. John Harris

Illinois Arts Council, a state agency PEAK6 Pfingston Partners, L.L.C. Razorfish Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust Seigle Family Foundation Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation Gary Sinise Foundation Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Vanguard Charitable

Patrons ($10,000-24,999)

Anonymous (3) Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Aon Archer Daniels Midland Company Baker & McKenzie LLP BNY Mellon Wealth Management Baxter International Inc.* William Blair & Company, LLC Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois The Boeing Company BOKA Restaurant Group Helen Brach Foundation Buchanan Family Foundation Capri Capital Partners, LP Citadel LLC CNA Financial Corporation* Henry Crown and Company Crown Packaging International/ Polycon Industries Inc. Dover Foundation Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Faegre Baker Daniels The Field Foundation of Illinois Grainger Foundation Graycor, Inc. Green Courte Partners, LLC Illinois Tool Works Foundation Kirkland & Ellis LLP Make It Better Media Maple & Ash McDermott, Will & Emery McKinsey & Company, Inc. Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation Melcher Charitable Foundation Newcastle Limited Norcon, Inc The Orlebeke Foundation Rhoades Foundation Sage Foundation Dr. Scholl Foundation Searle Family Trust Sidley Austin LLP

* Corporations and foundations that have made employee matching gifts

‡ Multi-year pledge

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP The Smithburg Family Foundation Swett & Crawford John and Carol Walter Family Foundation Winston & Strawn, LLP

Sustainers ($5,000-$9,999)

Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc. Modestus Bauer Foundation Mary Dempsey Philip H. Corboy Foundation CVS Health Deloitte John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Irving Harris Foundation Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Hotel Lincoln Hub International Ice Miller LLP Nordstrom PUBLIC Chicago, An Ian Schrager Hotel Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation Richenthal Foundation Schiff Hardin LLP Siragusa Foundation Takiff Family Foundation

Sponsors ($2,500-4,999)

Amsted Industries Foundation Baird Barclays Capital Freehand Chicago Frost Lighting Co. of IL., Inc. KlearSky Solutions, LLC Sahara Enterprises, Inc. Louis & Nellie Sieg Fund Suite Home Chicago Westside Mechanical Group

Guarantors ($1,000-2,499)

The Arts Federation Complete Mailing Service Inc. Crowe Horwath, LLP Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP Innovative Benefits Consultants Johnson & Johnson Children’s Memorial Hospital Campaign Mesirow Financial New Horizon Foundation Plante Moran Starshak Winzenburn

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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 John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund for the Development of New Work The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Daniel E. McLean National and International Production Fund Avy and Marcie Stein Sustaining Fund for the Ensemble

Steppenwolf Board Designated Endowment Fund Steppenwolf Theatre Company Endowment Fund created with Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust Nancy L. Wald Production Endowment Fund John and Carol Walter Production Endowment Fund

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 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 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 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

Jo Hopkins Deutsch Marjorie Douglas James F. Oates

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


WE MAKE GREAT THEATER. As a not-for-profit organization, our work is only possible because of donors like you. If you are already a donor, thank you! If you are not, please consider joining our family of supporters.

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company 1700 N Halsted St Chicago IL 60614

CALL Steppenwolf at 312-654-5617

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 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 Terri L. Cable Joyce Chelberg‡ Elizabeth H. Connelly Caroline and Keating Crown Nora Daley and Sean Conroy‡ Rich and Margery Feitler Amy and Cameron Findlay‡ Bob and Amy Greenebaum‡ King and Caryn Harris‡ John Hart and Carol Prins‡ Pam and Dennis D. Howarter George A. Joseph and Carolyn Bateman‡ Liz and Eric Lefkofsky‡ Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy‡ Mary and Bill Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat Jr. Cynthia Luse-McKeen and Douglas McKeen Christopher and Eileen Murphy Pam Netzky and Ashley Hemphill Merle Reskin Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Sue and Harry Seigle‡ Elliot A. Stultz Helen Zell‡

Grand Patrons ($25,000-$49,999) Cindy and Michael Bonds Betty Bradshaw‡ Douglas R. Brown Ann and Richard Carr Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly‡ Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill Valerie and Paul Goodrich Mrs. John M. Hartigan Marian, Fruman and Lisa Jacobson Nancy A. Lauter Holly and Matt Maloney‡ Janet Melk Mr. and Ms. David E. Mendelsohn Adele and Michael E. Murphy James F. Oates Randy and Susi Rowe Robert and Louise Sanborn

Manny Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez Matthew Shapiro Toni Sandor Smith‡ Bill and Orli Staley John and Carol Walter Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst‡

Distinguished Patrons ($10,000-$24,999) Anonymous Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Berman Ebs Burnough Phil and Mary Beth Canfield Kent and Liz Dauten Donald and Anne Edwards Becki and Scott Etzler Nene Foxhall Leslie and Matthew Gray Richard and Mary L. Gray‡ Steven D. Loucks‡ Jim and Kay Mabie‡ Verett Mims L. Heather Mitchell and Kenny Mitchell David and Hilary Pisor Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall‡ Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Stephanie B. Smith and Gerald Smith Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Nina B. Winston Robert and Leslie Zimmerman

Patrons ($5,000-$9,999)

Anonymous (3) Sara Albrecht Loren Almaguer and Frank Gerleve William and Sharon Baker Gerry Barad Lois Browning Michael and Merle Cahan Mr. and Ms. John A. Canning Jr. Carol and Douglas Cohen Gia and Isaac Colunga Jerry and Josephine Conlon Fred J. Costello and Ann G. Nobis Beth Boosalis Davis and Maxwell S. Davis Mary A. Dempsey Mary M. Emerson John and Katherine Fox Juliette Feld and Andrew Grossman

M. Julie and Michael Gustafson Ms. Joan Harris Mrs. Louise Hart Judy and Jay Heyman David Hiller Stephen Johnson David and Susan Kalt Susie Karkomi Jen and Brad Keck Dr. and Mrs. Jane Fleming Pamela Kendall-Rijos and John Rijos Brad and Kim Keywell Jim and Sue Klein Christine and Michael LaTona Martha Lavey Robert M. and Diane v. S. Levy Amos and Anat Madanes Kevin and Beth McMeen Howard and Sandy Nagelberg Ashley and Noah Pettit Anne and Don Phillips Jennifer and Perry Pinto Burton X. and Sheli Rosenberg Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr. Robin and Mark Seigle Anna D. Shapiro and Ian Barford Howard Siegel Jeffrey Singer and Patricia Carman Marcie and Avy Stein Gail and Eugene Steingold Edward A. Studzinski Jacqueline Tilton Richard and Elaine Tinberg Frances E. Tuite Michael and January Ward Robert and Susan Warrington Dr. David Wasserman Ronald and Geri Yonover Bobbi Zabel Philip Zadeik and Elizabeth Krepps

Sustainers ($2,500-$4,999) Anonymous (3) Carina Abbaticchio and Christine Hermosisima Kathi and Roger Adams Jack J. Adrian Kimball Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Kristopher J. Anderson Andy and Sue Arnold Paula Ausick John and Caroline Ballantine Solomon Barnett and Camila Salvisberg Bob and Trish Barr Deann and Rick Bayless

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…cont’d Directors Circle Martha and Al Belmonte Dennis and Joan Berger Doug Bradbury Michael and Cathy Brennan Carole L. Brown Thomas M. Burke David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo Nicole and Billy Cheeseman Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green Michael and Edie Cohen Kate Cornelius-Schecter Mr. and Mrs. Dennis R. Cowhey Patricia Cox, Katie and Will Hunckler Judy and Tapas K. Das Gupta Diane Dawson Kenneth Debelius and Mary Attenweiler Greg Desmond and Michael Segobiano Anne M. Donahoe Philip and Marsha Dowd Bernard J. Dowling Drs. Thomas E. Durica and Susan Jacob Dr. Steven B. Edelstein Laura and Scott Eisen George Engeln Tom and Pat Erickson Marc Falleroni Maurice Fantus and Judith Aiello Roxanne Hori and Robert Felsenthal Paul and Christine Fisher‡ Stacy and Ian Fleming Steven Florsheim and Jennifer Friedes Lisa and John Folkers Kate and Michael Fridholm Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Friedman Leonard Gail and Robin Steans David and Noreen Ann Gallagher Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Gary L. Gephart Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg Charlie and Mary Gofen Ethel and Bill Gofen Sheila and Tom Gorey Aimee Graham and Nigel Caine 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 Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa Marcy and Harry Harczak John Harney Pam and David Harrington Jean Heller John Hergert and Kathryn Stevens David Kistenbroker and Cynthia Heusing Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Hill Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall Patricia Jeffers Craig and Heidi Johnson Timothy B. Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck

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Jeremy Kaufman and Vered Hankin Mr. and Ms. Mark Kaufman Reis and Sherri Kayser Jonathan Klein and Susan Cohn Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Korbet MD Raminder and Vinay Kumar Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad Carol and Jerome Lamet Steven and Jody LaVoie Susan Lichtenstein and John Rokacz Robert Bud Lifton and Carol Rosofsky Anna and Robert A. Livingston Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve‡ Mark and Frances Mann Andrew and Pamela McGaan Becky and Bob McLennan Amy Laiken and Tim Michel Jean and Jordan Nerenberg Bob and Joyce O’Malley Elizabeth Orelup and Lawrence Sonntag Akin Owolabi Clint Paton Simon and Kim Perutz Dale and Loretta Pierson Sherri Pincus Patricia Pippert and Steven Redfield Bradley and Patricia Reid Lauri Riggen Randy and Betsy Rochman George and Kimberly Ruhana Emily Sachs-Wong and Thad Wong Carlo and Lalie Scandiuzzi Howard and Gail Schaffner David and Susan Schmid David and Judith Sensibar Robert and Nancy Singleton Mr. and Ms. Joseph Squeri Matthew Steinmetz Kristin and Stan Stevens Rhonda and Scott Swanson James E. Thompson Nick Trakas and Marc Cerone Mr. and Mrs. Jay Tunney Dr. Carey Weiss and Dr. Karen Pierce Lorrayne and Steve Weiss Jane and Greg Wintroub Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and Bill Wolf Elizabeth Ziegler

Benefactors ($1,500-$2,499) Anonymous (4) Mr. and Mrs. John Aalbregtse James Adams Karen and Scott Alexander Catherine Allegra and James Tanner Polly Allen Nicholas and Kathleen Amatangelo Robert C. Anderson William and Carolyn Anthony Mr. and Ms. David Arch 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 Merrill and Alice Barden Cynthia Barginere Sandra Bass Bruce and Debbie Bentcover Shirley and Tom Berchou‡ Susen H. Berg and James C. Berg Ron and Colleen Bess Nicholas Biederman Shannon M. Binder and Rob Friess Shaun and Andy Block Patricia C. Bobb Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski‡ Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Boychuck Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Braun Janyce D. Brengel Robert and Mary Briscoe 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 S. Sheila J. Chapman and David D. Soo Dr. Rosalyn Chrenka Michael and Stephanie Chu Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke James and Julie Coffman Steven Collens Liam and Francesca Connell Jennifer and Kevin Convery J. Gorman Cook Bryce Cooper Merle R. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Brian Cornell Susan Cox and Mike Bolton Winnie and Bob Crawford James Curley Carl and Cynthia Curry Stephen F. Danziger Emilie De Angelis and Bert Davenport Nancy Dehmlow Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher Mr. and Mrs. David Deno Donald Deutsch Gautam and Ritu Dhingra Roberta S. Dillon Patricia and Richard Doonan Jennifer and John Doran Erin and Ian Drury James and Kelly Epstein Sidney and Sondra Berman Epstein Mariwyn Evans Juliet and Marc Fallah David and Mary Farkas Randall Fearnow and Beth Compton Harris J. Feldman, M.D. Carol and Steven Felsenthal Marilyn and Larry Fields Mr. and Mrs. Richard Filler Elizabeth Foster and Michael Walsh Jim and Sandy Freeburg Kate Friedlob Kathryn C. Froney Drs. Brian and Denise Furlong

Denise Michelle Gamble Tom and Beth Garrow‡ Paul and Audrey Gaynor Dr. Ralph Gebert and Elayne Gebert Terri and Stephen Geifman Dr. Michael Gelbort Scott George Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser Elizabeth Glassman Bob and Carol Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Goldman Sue-Gray Goller Peter and Joellen Granson Mary and Jim Greene Kathleen and Adam Greetis Charles R. Grode Suzanne Gylfe Ginger and Del Hall Joan Hall Claudine C. Hamm Mr. and Mrs. Peter Harmon Victoria and Charles Harris‡ Stacie R. Hartman Mark and Joelle Hayes Sandra L. Helton and Norman M. Edelson Marlene and Sonny Hersh Richard and Elaine Heuberger Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hibel Ann S. Hoenig and Jonathan L. Hoenig Marci and Ronald Holzer Kathleen and Jack Horn Kimberly and Matthew Horowitz Arnold and Judith Horwich‡ Michael Hsu Brian W. Huebner Holly E. Humphreys Nicole and Pedro Irazoqui Mary Ittelson John Ittner Jeffrey Maling and Rebecca Johnston Jeffrey and Lisa Jozwiak Jeffrey A. Judd and Stephanie Deddish David Kathman Dr. Claudia Anne Katz Aviva Katzman and Morris Mauer‡ Judith and Jerry Kaufman Adam and Renee Keats Sheryl and Tom Keith‡ Peter and Susan Kelly Gerould and Jewell Kern Susan and Richard Kiphart Tom Klarquist and Steve Somora Stephanie and Peter Klein Jean Ann Klingenstein Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knauff James Kochalka Staley and Mike Krause and Family Stephen Kriegel Suzy Krueckeberg Matthew Kutcher and Rebecca Richards Karen Lalor Gerald R. Lanz and Lisa Kearns Lanz Bernard and Averill Leviton Tanya Levshina and Ilya Volvovski Stephanie F. Linn and Seth B. Krantz

Dr. Paul M. Lisnek Beth Loeb Abby and George Lombardi Fran Lambros and John Lowry‡ Brian Lukanic and Kelly Dixon Oren Lund Arlene Manelli Sandy and Jerry Manne Barbara and Larry Margolis Christine and David Markovitz Jim and Lynn McClure Lee and Joyce McCullough Bob and Barb McCullough Mr. and Ms. Paul McGrady Randi Merel and Allen LeHew Ellie and Bob Meyers Michael and Susan Miller Dr. and Mrs. George and Maureen Miz Blake and Debra Moritz‡ Lorna Filippini-Mulliken Pamela and Grady Murdock Patricia Murray-Rutz Katherine Nardin Patrick J. Nash, Jr. Cathy and Robert Nathan Judy Neafsey and Terry Conway David Ellis and Hope Nightingale Mary Nolen Susan and George Obermaier Peg O’Connor Joe O’Leary Bridget R. O’Neill Susan and Ted Oppenheimer Sandra and Mark Ostler Brian A. Paetow and Gretchen K. Beetner Jim and Sue Pajakowski Jared Palmer and Lisa Frank Phyllis Parish Deep Patel Mr. and Mrs. Todd Paul Amy and Brent Peebles Sandra and Michael Perlow Raymond Perry Dr. Susan Burland and George Plumb Lois Podolsky Avi and Joan Porat Andrew and Judy L. Porte Mary Beth and Terry Porter Sylvia J. Pozarnsky and Tom Riley Elliott Quigley Linda Reid Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg Sherry and Bob Reum Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Rhoads Nina Riccardi Susan and Edwin Ritts John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher Hilary Rosenthal Dr. Abbie Roth and Sandra Gladstone Roth Ms. Holly Rothschild and Mr. Ken Buchanan Janet and Philip Rotner Bob Rowe Mr. Mitchell Sabshon Francis C. Sadac

Michael R. Salem Richard and Susan Sanders Pamela and Fred Sasser Paul Scavone and Donna Pawlus Susan Schaalman Youdovin and Charlie Shulkin Michelle Maton and Mike Schaeffer Joseph Scheper Elizabeth Schubert Matthew and Tina Schubert John Schuchert and Alan Kozlowski Diana and Richard Senior Mark and Kimberly Shadle Smita N. Shah Surendra and Dorothie Shah Michael Shapiro and Deb Gohr Shapiro Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner Hope and Jeffrey Sheffield Scott and Tommy Sheridan Judy and Jeffrey Silverman Julia Simpson James and Mary Jo Slykas Heather and Adam Smedstad‡ Charles Smith Neil Smith Family Ron and Leslie Smith Ronald C. Smith Sharon Specht Nicole Stavish Kelly and Jami Stone Brock and Jeanine Stout‡ Gail and John Straus Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Streeter Mary Stowell and Jim Streicker Lauren and Steve Strelsin Judy Sugarman Lisa Sullivan William and Julie Szematowicz Dr. and Mrs. James V. Talano Mark and Leah Taylor The Tipton Family The Toledo-Hoyer Family John and Maribeth Totten Annie Trooien and Christian Dill Greg and Mary Tuite Reed and Rosemary Tupper Hollis and Alvan Turner Scott Turow Brady I. Twiggs Tali and Liat Tzur Marilee Unruh Shawn VanDerziel and Jay Clarke Donna and Dirk Vos David Wagener The Wakes Steven Wayland and Jennifer Wesley Jennifer and Bryan Weinstein Tom and Blaine Wells Jack and Keli Wildermuth Donna Wilkinson Eugene H. Winkler Jessica and Jeff Wisniewski‡ Richard and Mary Woods Melinda Yost Marshall Eileen and David Zampa

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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 or calling Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617. Gifts are as of February 1, 2016. Producers ($1,000 – 1,499)

Anonymous Ms. Vanessa Abron George and Debbie Angelillo The Anixter Family Mr. Andrew Annacone and Ms. Bela Gandhi John Asplin and Christine Orders Mike and Karen Atwood Peggy Bagley and Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer Scott and Kimberly Wayne Gustavo Bamberger Catherine Bannister Mr. Charles Barone Ted and Robbie Beaty† Mr. and Mrs. Eric Belcher John and Kerry Benevides Lois J. Bider Jon Blanc Mr. David Blowers Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Borst Donald F. Bouseman Mr. Marcus Brady Marjorie Bransfield Janet Burch Michael Canmann Ray Capitanini Mr. Robert Clifford Ms. Stephanie Comer Liese Dallbauman Mr. William Dietz, Jr. Michael DiMedio John C. Donnelly Margaret and Chris Duhon Joan and John Dysart Phyllis Ellis Mr. and Mrs. John Favia Ms. Susan Flynn June Freidlich Lori Mae Frith† Susan and John Gibbons Gordon and Wendy Gill Dr. Paul Goldstein and Ms. Nasrin Mahani Richard and Catherine Gottfred Jonathan and Sarah Graham† Mr. and Ms. Brooks Gruemmer Jasmine E. Guy Mr. and Mrs. John B. Harris Fay Hartog-Levin Lois and Marty Hauselman James and Anne Heger Midge and Frank Heurich James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Mr. and Mrs. Tom Karlson Andrew Keyt Pat and Mike Koldyke

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Rachel Kraft Barry and Cheryl Kreiter Daniel Castellaneta and Deborah Lacusta Bob and Pat Lavey† Daniel Laytin Madeline and Steve Lesnick Patricia L. Levy Ms. Diane Longoria Mark and Carol Lorenz Mr. and Ms. Carl Lukach Ms. Julia Luscombe Marge Marcus Drs. Brent and Susan Martin Ms. Roxanne Martino Joan and Jerry Matson Michael E. McCaslin† Lyn McKeaney Dr. Janis Mendelsohn† Mr. and Mrs. David Moes Mr. and Mrs. Steve Monieson Mr. Michael Murdock Jo and Wally Nard† Howard and Cathy Niden Bruce Norris Barbara and Daniel O’Keefe Shawna and Jay Owen Michael and Barvette Patterson Melissa Peralta Mr. Jim Perkins Frank and Mary Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ponterio Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Pope John Ratliff Rev. Thomas F. Reilly Jr. Carol and Riney Robertson Desirée Rogers Joanne and Paul Ruxin Ms. Carol S. Sadow A. Sue Samuels Guyneth and William H. Sharp Christine A. Slivon† Mary Clare and Joseph B. Starshak Michael and Salme Harju Steinberg† Rachel and David Sternberg Mr. and Mrs. Pat Sullivan Anne Taft Elaine Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Steve Theiss Mario and Traci Tricoci Ellen Van Wart Betty Vandenbosch† Mr. and Mrs. Ben Webster Ms. Harriet White Ruth Winter Joe Wolnski and Jane Christino Mr. and Mrs. Ray Young

Ensemble ($500-$999) Anonymous (14) Judith and Fred Adler Gavin Campbell and Diana Aixala Jennifer Alexander and Brian Ivory Ms. Mar Alkemade Jim and Sheila Amend† Ms. Elizabeth Antonucci Walter Aque Lorilyn Aquino† Leslie and Bill Barker Priscilla Ryan and Frank Battle Julie and Howard Benario Scott and Carla Benigni Susan R. Benner J. Berkowitz Harriet and Howard N. Bernstein Jeff Bethke and Leah Vaselopulos Beryl and David Bills† Lois and Stanley Birer Mr. and Mrs. Philip Block III R. Darrell Bock Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bolas James Botana and Monica Khetarpal† Michael and Kate Bradie† Julia Brady Hoexter Lin Brehmer Elizabeth Brier and Mitch Brier David Briggs† Robert and Joell Brightfelt Susan Buchanan and Steve Buchanan Michelle and David Buck David A. Buls Gregory C. Cameron Fairbank and Lynne Carpenter Betty Cleeland† Marge and Lew Collens† Pam and Howard Conant Cheryl and Gary Conley Everett and Susan Conner† Ed Cook and Melissa Perrett Cook Stephanie and Barry Batson† Maureen Crowley Rathin Datta Richard and Lisette Davison Barbara L. Dean Ms. Roxanne J. Decyk and Mr. Lew Watts Mary and Daniel Deziel Austin Dias† Harriet and Lou Dicerbo Thomas A. Disanto Carmelita Dockery, ABD Marissa Downs Raymond and Marybeth Drake† David Dranoff and Wendy Epstein Robert Druzinsky and Renee Friedman Patrick and Julie Duffy Mr. Tom Elden

Jennifer M. Ellin Linda A. Ellis Erika Erich Mary Jo and Robert Fasan KC Ferguson Dr. and Mrs. James M. Fisch Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fishman Catherine S. Flanagan Jean and Jim Foley Mr. and Mrs. Alan Freemond Rebecca and Barry Friedland Joanne Friedland Mr. and Mrs. John Garber Thomas and Patricia Germino† Dawn and Eddie Gershman Mr. and Ms. Nick Giampietro William J. Gibbons Richard Ginsberg and Natalie Tessler Keith Goggin Deidra D. Gold Enid J. Golinkin† Robin Winters Goolsbee and Austan Goolsbee Leo and Linda Gordon Chester Gougis and Shelley Ochab John S. Mrowiec and Karen Granda Laurence and Carrie Grant Dr. Kitty Green Michael and Lisa Greenfield Mark Greer and Jason Short Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hacker† Mr. David Haley Donald and Susan Hallberg Mr. Harry Halme Bill Hamilton Chester and Phyllis Handelman Liz Hartong Richard and Dorothy Harza Ms. Stacee Hasenbalg Jean Hawkinson Christie Hefner James LaForce and Stephen Henderson Sarah Henderson Rachel Henry James and Margot Hinchliff Anne Linsdau-Hoeppner and Walter F. Hoeppner III Kilton Hopkins Karen Hunken† Clare and Mark Hurrelbrink† Jean Perkins and Leland Hutchinson William E. Ibe Dr. and Mrs. Stavros Ionides Jeremy Jackson† Tim Jaster Holly Johnston Sharon R. Johnston Todd and Jennifer Jones Drs. Dennis and Kathryn Karsh Katerina Herder Polly Kawalek Dr. Susan A. Kecskes† Thomas E Keim David and Lisa Kelly Chris Kendrick and Kasturi Haldar† Kathryn G. and Michael J. Kennedy

Helen J. Kessler Patricia and Wayne Kik† Mike and Leslie King Frank and Katherine Kinney† James Kinoshita andMerrillyn Kosier Laurie Kladis Zara Klaff Mr. and Mrs. David Knapp John Kobza Mr. Jeffrey Koh Ms. Leslie Kondziela Jeff and Katie Kowalsky Rob and Laura Kozloff Nadiya Kreynin Beth L. Kronfeld and Matthew D. Means Ms. Renee Kuklenski Neal and Kathleen Kulick Carol L. Kutak George M. Langlois, Ph.D.† Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci† Patricia Lauber Sheila Fields Leiter Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Levin Catherine Leyser† Stacy and Peter Lindau Bobbie and Rob Linxweiler Karyn Lutz Randi Ragins and Bob Markowski Jennifer Marling Stuart Martin George and Nancy Matkov Mr. Dan Mazur Robert and Eleanor M. McAllister Mike and Cindy McCabe Michael McCahey Tarell Alvin McCraney Paul and Lana McHenry Rich McNelis Kathleen A. McQueeny Sheila and Harvey Medvin Susan Messing Laurie Metcalf James Miles-Polka Mary Kate Miller Marcus Mintz andAshley Mintz Rick and Joyce Morimoto† Corinne S. Morrissey Gerald and Maia Mullin Ms. Laura Mutz Walter Nathan Joan Neil Wendy Norris Emily and Hank Neuberger Mr. and Mrs. Charles Norwesh John and Joy O’Malley Grayce Papp 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 Stacy Pepper Josh Peters Harvey and Beth Plotnick Frank C. Pond†

Pam and Dean Pontikes† Mr. Bill Prester V. Pristera, Jr.† Dave and Darby Putman Pamela and Edwin Qualls† Bernard and Joan Rabinowitz Richard and Joan Ralph Jeff and Susan Rashid Gabriel and Dorit Raviv Mr. and Mrs. Sal Razi Bill and Tracy Reeder P. Kevin Reidy† Fred and Karen Rhynders† Mr. Gerald T. Riccioni Laura Riddle Angela Robertson Stephen and Caryn Robin Steve Rodichok and Renee Gattone† Ronald and Glo Rolighed Honey and Howard Rosenfeld Joe Ross and Jean Shutler† Lisa and Doug Rosskamm Ms. Breda Rugai Ms. Shilpa Rupani Bettylu and Paul Saltzman Sheldon and Lynne Sandman Brett Saternus Bill Savage Jane Schaafsma Curt Schade Stephanie Scharf and David Taber† Allison and Charles Scherer Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Schewe Ms. Sheila Schiller Cynthia Schilsky Michelle Schlack Mr. and Ms. Gregory Schulson Carla Scott† John Scott and Linda Johnson† Richard and Betty Seid Shannon Seipel Jeff and Sonia Semenchuk† Leslie Shad and Joe Brennan Tara Shannon Danny and Elly Ms. Courtney Shea Luna Okada and Wynn Sheade Timothy Sherck† Mr. and Mrs. David R. Shevitz Susanna Shuman Peter and Colleen Sichrovsky† Stephanie Smith Mr. and Ms. Vik Sohoni Diana and Thomas Stamborski Ms. Tanya Stanfield Nikki and Fred Stein Patty Sternberg Tricia and Kevin Stewart Linda and John Stock Joe and Sylvia Stone Lawrence Stone and Margaret Jongleux Ms. Jennifer Strojin Ms. Jennifer Stuart Linda and Stephen Sullivan Yvonne Sutor† Paul Sweitzer

†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 Obie and Peter Szidon Ms. Ann Taylor and Mr. Stephen Skardon John R. and Catherine Taylor Ilene Patty and Tom Terpstra Carrie Thoms Fred Tokowitz Carol D. Trapp Edward and Edith Turkington Stacey Turner Howard and Jane Tyner Mr. Nathan Vanderploeg John and Julie Varga Jennifer D. Vidis Michael and Gere Warnecke Eric Wasilowski Laura and Bob Watson† Melissa and Reeve Waud Ms. Joyce Webster Michael Weiland and Shelley MacGregor Kal Wenig John W. Wheeler Steve and Bonnie Wheeler Anne and Jay Whipple Ms. Michele Willmott Gary and Modena Wilson† Matthew Wilson and Anne Posner Mark and Christie Wilson† Mr. George Witchek Esther and Stanley Wojcicki Ms. Sarah R. Wolff and Mr. Joel L. Handelman Sha Wolkowicki Andrea Worth Karen and Douglas Yade Heather Zimmerman and David Gaito

Designers ($250-$499) Anonymous (35) Thomas W. Abendroth and Terri L. Mascherin Steve Abrams Jeannie L. Adams Mary Aherne† Philip and June Aimen† Nadia Alaudini Thomas B. Aldrich III Mr. Kenneth Alexander Mark W. Alison Ms. Denise Allen Richard and Jill Almeida Ms. Evie Alter Greg and Janine Amoroso Arthur and Rebecca Anderson Donna Gay Anderson† Mary and Paul F. Anderson Robert Anderson Leslie Andrle† Cedric H. Antosiewicz and Margaret M. Gudenas Ms. Nataly Arber Jean Arrington Mr. John Arthur Deborah Ashen and Cara Meiselman† Hrayr Attarian

Mr. and Mrs. James Aubin† Kaye B. Aurigemma Ms. Leah Avila Mr and Mrs Scott Stealey Jim and Patty Babin Bill and Ann Baker John and Sharon Baldwin Mr. Ronald Balsewich Michael and Mary Baniak Simon Barbier† Alexandra Barker M. Z. Barnes John Baron Mia A. and Scott Bass Laura M. Batzer† Thomas Bearrows and Holly Hirst Mr. Michael Beasley Lawrence Bell John and Taru Berg John and Elizabeth Berge† Julian and Joan Berman Dr. Mary E. Belford MD and Mr. Ric Berta Mr. and Mrs. Tim Berthel Adrian and Arta Beverly James B. Bishop and Janet K. Nelson John Blackburn and Bill Gilmer Frances and Ed Blair Nicholas J Blair† Terry Blake and Deborah Maue† Marc D. Blakeman Bernard and Nancy Blayer Dan Bleil Laura and Richard Blessen† Blitzke and Grogan† Lawrence and Abby Block Mr. Mark Bloom Anthony Boggiano Ms. Dominique Bond† Nicole Bonk Emily Borovsky The Bots Family† Aldridge and Marie Bousfield Samuel and Phyllis Bowen Jeff Boyce† Kevin Bradley Andrea Brands Ms. Stasia Brannon Mrs. John J. Bransfield, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Braun Susan M Brazas Karen Breen Elia and Louis M. Elia† Robert and Sherri Brewer Graham Brisben Sarah Brittin Reid Brody Tim Brogla and Laura Demoor Tom and Mary-Doug Brown Tom and Katie Brown Leslie Buchbinder Ed Bucher† Jay K. Buck Rony and Tom Buckley Rita Buczynska Scott and Pam Budd Megan Bui† Suzette Bulley

Bruce and Kate Burgun John and Maureen Burke Crystal and Thomas F. Bush John Byrd Robert and Cheryl Byron Mr. Thomas Campbell Terri Candela Ms. Alexandra Carlson Barry Joseph Carlson William Casey Beverly and Dennis Cavanaugh Richard and Cheryl Chamblin Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Chandler Helen and Paul Chang David Chaudoir† Stephen and Jane Chernof Gerry and Carol Chrisman James Christle† Anthony Churchill† Carol and Michael Clarke† Bente Clausen† Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Coleman Thomas and Kathleen Coleman Peter and Judith Connolly† Sigrid Connor Erin Cook† Robert Cook Ms. Carrie Coon Michael and Cynthia Cooper Arlene and Harvey Coustan Mr. Roy Cowell Timothy Cox and Ron Quicho† Kara J. Coyle Shirley Craven, Ph.D. Deborah and Bruce Crown Allyson Cunningham† Dan Curley† Mr. Mark Curran Mr. Dean Czuma Lucy and Bill Dallman† Mary Davidson and David Orkowski† Mr. Ted Davidson Mr. Rob Davis Michelle and Ronald De Vlam† Ms. Geralyn L. Delaney Brian Dennen Pierre Desy and Michel Desjardins Matthew J. Devereux Jeff Dineen Toni Diprizio Michele and Robert Disselhorst Edward Dobbins† Jeremy and Zarina Docken† Dorothy L. Domuray Mr. and Ms. Dowdle Lionel Downer† Charles and Linda Dresner Rosanne Druian Ms. Nicole Drusinsky Natalie Dudek† Arthur and Elizabeth Duquette Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Dutcher David and Alexandra Earle Jeanene Ebert Wiley and Merry Edmondson Estia Eichten and Deborah Eichten Michael and Kristen Goggin†

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

Jason Emeott† Tim and Jane Evans Brian Fabes and Lisa Schneider Fabes Tom and Terry Fallon Demitri and Pamela Fardelos Bill Farrand Toni and Joel Fenchel Annalise Fischer† Peter Fischer Liz Fisher† Jeremiah Fisher† Ms. Andrea Fishman Marilyn E. Fites Kiera and David Fitzgerald† Richard Fizdale and Mara Dana John and Patti Flanagan Sam Fleischacker and Amy Reichert† Heather and Jeff Fleitz Charlotte and Robert D. Flinn Mr. Michael Flowers and Mr. Daryl Wells Jim and Yvonne Fogerty† Bernadette Foley and Richard Landgraff† Mike Folk Paul Fong Jeff and Julie Forgash Karen Forsling and Monique Sandberg Scott and Molly Forstall† Jon Fosgitt and Kim Suhanic John and Adrian Foster William Fotis Timothy and Janet Fox Reverend Mark A. Fracaro† Aron Frankel and Kirsten Mull Frederick Frankel† Dr. and Mrs. James Franklin Louis and Stephanie Freeman Jay and Gail Friedman† Susan and Sy Frolichstein Susan Fuchs, M.D. Alexis Funches Julie and Tony Galiotto Mr. and Ms. Galligan Joseph and Christina Galvin† Timothy A. Gant and Scott Perry Heather Gardner† Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Gavron Hank and Sandy Gentry Nancy Gidwitz Tara Gillespie Marina and Sander Gilman† Daniel Gilmour Clark and Nancy Gilpin Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Glaser Jill Glaser Howard and Anneliese Glick Sue Golan Jaye and John Golanty† Marvin and Phyllis Goldblatt Karen Goldstein† David Gomel† Michelle Goodman Sam Goodman Ms. Elena Gottreich Joanne Graham Patricia Graham

Paula Grasso Ms. Nancy Green Susan Griffin† Craig and Debbie Griffith James and Lynn Grogan† Marie Gunn Dr. and Mrs. John W. Gustaitis John and Donna Guydan William C Haddad Sarah Hadley Steven Hall† Ted and Kathleen Halloran Linda Halperin Bob and Melanie Halvorson† Larry Hamilton and Ann Hicks† Steve Hannah Carrie B. Hanson† Mr. and Mrs. Joel Harris Ms. Zena Leah Harris Barbara Hart† Stephanie J Hart Tom and Virginia Hartley† Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harvey Mr. Joe Hasman Ali Hassan and Amber Fritz† Tobi and Sydney Heekin Mary Heggen† Pat and Ron Henning Anne Henrick† Lynne Hensel and Larry Kameya† Marvin And Karen Herman Constance Herrera Claudia Herrera-Morales† Mr. and Ms. Dale Hershfield Lina and Dave Hilko† Fred Hill James Hill and Patrice Keleher Joal Hill† Sarah Olivia Hill† Linda and John Hillman Mishu Hilmy† Leslie Hindman Mr. Edward C. Hirschland Stephen Hnatow Conery and Gail Hoffman Matthew Hoffman† Michelle and Glenn Holland John E. Holland Jo Holzer Mr. James Holzhauer Lisa Hopp† Mary and Dermot Horgan Joseph Horton and Sandra Morrison Leigh and John Hourihane Thomas and Karen Howell Mr. Thomas Hubert Patricia Hunt† Robin and Harry Hunter Patricia Hurley Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hutchinson Dr. Irena Hyvel DDS Jim and Joyce Ibers Matthew Ingenito† Elizabeth Ingram Jorge and Beatriz Iorgulescu Cynthia K McWilliams† Tim Jackson

Ronald and Lizette Jacobson John David Jawor† Douglas and Margaret Jayes† William Jennings† Craig “CJ” Jensen and Craig Dannenbrink Ed Jeske and John Hern Cortez Johnson† Mr. Scott Johnstone Daniel and Mary Ann Jordan Angela Kabbes† Melvin and Annie Kahn James Kain Janet and Carl Kalbhen Gregory and Marissa Kalman Joseph J. Kane Olwyn J. Kane Myrna Kaplan Norma and Nolan Kaplan Ms. Jena Karcazes Mr. and Mrs. James Kargman Ms. Judy Kass Matthew J. Keller Stacy M. Kemp Jeffrey S Kennedy† John and Yvette Kennedy† Lucy Kereta-Bloch† Jeffrey Kerr David and Sharon Kessler Gizem Keysan† Seema Khan† Linda Belan and Vincent Kinehan† Sylvia and John Kinney Drs. Tom and Linda Kirch Dr. and Mrs. M. Barry Kirschenbaum Matt and Karen Klickman Ms. Monica Kline Dawn Klingensmith and Jeff Pinkerton† Don and Cheryl Kobetsky Michael Kochman Janet Kohrman Electra D. Kontalonis Cheryl and Robert Kopecky Ms. Marilee Kovacs Ms. Maggie Kowalczyk Julie Kratochvil Mrs. Fred A. Krehbiel Diane and Bill Kuhlmann† Ms. Kim Kumiega Bob Kunio and Libby Roth† Mary Kupferberg† Ms. Carolyn Kurtz and Mr. Gary Steinberg† Terri Lacy Pamela K. Ladd Ms. Sarah M. Laeuchli† Chuck and Diane Laff Mr. Kurt Lagerloef† Thomas Lariviere† Mr. and Mrs. Joe LaRocco Robert Larrimore† Peter and Shirley Dugdale Laundy Ms. Hannah Law and Mr. Richard Cotton Catherine and Peter Lawler Raymond Lawson†

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…cont’d Annual Fund Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lebolt Peter and Judith Lederer Bill Lee and Malinda Hamann† Yohannan Lee† Linda Legner Leslie Lehman† Jeffrey and Elise Lennard Wallace and Carol Lennox David and Sandy Lentz Craig Lepkowski Marc and Cynthia Levin Gregory Lewis and Mary Strek† Shana Lewis and Rob Magasano Grant and Michelle Ley† Fran and Chuck Licht† Cara Lichtenstein† Robert and Martha Lichter Arlene Lieb Jean Linsner Lynn Liston and Patrick C. Littlejohn† Jessica Litman and Jon Weinberg Peter Littlewood† Margit “Maggie” Livingston† Kate Lloyd† Gershon and Louise Locker Renee Logan Robert Lorenty† Katherine M. Lorenz Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lovaas Jeff and Nancy Lowenthal† Judy and George Lowman Ilene and Lawrence Lubell† Stacy Lubs Jeffery and Katherine Lula Mr. and Ms. Ben Lumpkin David Lynch† David and Kristin Lynch Alice R. Macy Ms. Sybil Madison-Boyd and Mr. Nathan Boyd Mr. and Ms. Michael P. Malone Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Manak Samantha and David Mann Wendy Manto† Gloria and Joseph R. Marcus Steve and Melissa Marovich Mr. and Ms. Peter Mars Mr. Dan Martin Ed and Linnea Martin† The Masnato Family Mr. John Kenny and Ms. Cynthia Matthews David and Karen Mattenson Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Maurice Mr. Jacob May Lisa Mayntz and Bill Blidy John M. McCabe Derrick McCarthy Patrick and Ana McCauley Marlene McClinton† C. A. McElligott† Galen and Karen McGee Sharon McGee Jackie McGrath† Mr. and Mrs. R. Edward McGreevy† Elisabeth and Michael McHugh

Owen McIntee† Kathy and Alan McLaughlin† Hugh and Marybeth McLean Robert and Jennifer McMurtry John and Lisa Merlock Allyson Metcalf and Brian Tennison† David and Linda Metschke† Chuck and Sylvia Meyers† Mr. Ken Meyers Dean A. Miller and Martha H. Swift Mia and Jonathan Miller† Sheba Miller-Morris Ron and Pat Miller Sandy and Scott Miller† Michael Mitchell Barbara and Ron Moline Scott and Julie Moller Daryl Monfils† Anthony Montag Montgomery Family† Karen Moranski† Ms. Tracy Morgenroth Sheba Miller-Morris Charles G. Mueller John and Colleen Mueller Matthew Muench John Mulherin and Sara Bonkowski† Patrick Mulville William Myers Lois Mysliwy† Mike and Nance Nalepa† Ms. Catherine Napier Elke Aippersbach and Piers Nash† Randy Nease Lynne Considene Nieman Joann and Leonard Noble† Thomas North† Ms. Marcia Northrup Chris Notestine† Ann and Dan O’Brien Mary Pat O’Brien Mike and Joan O’Brien Gary and Marcie Ochs Paul and Karin O’Connor† John and Megan O’Connor Maya Odim† Paul B. O’Flaherty, Sr.† Dennis J. O’Keefe and Mary Jo Barrett Larry and Barbara Olin Don A. Olson Bruce Oltman Timothy O’Neill and Jane Rutherford Nancy and Myles O’Reilly† Pilar Ossorio Patrick and Eileen O’Sullivan Frances and William Paden Hilda and Jose Padilla Ronna Page† Deborah Page Stuart and Caroline Palmer Brian and Megann Panek Jane Panther Mr. David Paris Debra Parker Wendy Pashman Ms. Deb Patterson Peggy Paulsen

Elyse G. Pearlman and Brad Teckenbrock William and Judith Pesetski Ms. Allison Peters Bruce Pfaff and Deborah Lydig John and Christine Pfeiffer Alex and Julie Philbrick† Linda S. Piccolo Barb and Ned Piehler Ms. Ursula Pilski John Pintozzi Mr. Anthony Pitluga Ms. Kate Pokorny Camelia Pop Stephen Porvin† Bruce Posner Michael Powell and Debora Boyda† John and Camaro Powers† Seamus Prendergast† Jean and Preston Price† Mr. R. Scott Purdy Ms. Marcia Purze Harold And Erica Ramis Mr. and Mrs. Jay Ramsey† Carolann Randall Dale Rankin Mack† Mr. Frederic Rasio Mr. and Mrs. Ken Rattner Bridget and Louis Ray Elizabeth Raymond and Paul Hybel Stephanie Reinhart† Lisa Remby Clisson and Patricia Rexford James R. Richardson Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Richter, Jr.† Virginia Riehl† Richard and Susan Rieser Sandi Riggs Dr. Edward O. Riley Lauren and Andy Riviere† Dennis M. Robb Chloe Robinson† Louis and Barbara Rocah Mary Lu and Kenneth Roffe Deborah Rogers Maryl Rosen Mrs. Sarene L. Rosen Linda Rosenblum and Steven Swiryn Linda and Ronald Rosenthal† Richard Rosenthal and Patricia deBoom Mrs. Donald S. Roth Michael and Bonnie Rothman Mr. Alan Rottman Renee Rouse T. Marshall Rousseau Louis and Julie Rubin Susan B. and Dr. Myron E. Rubnitz Manfred Ruddat Kathryn W. Rugen† Ray and Ann Rusnak Matt Russell Diana and Ed Ruthman Dan Sackett Jeffrey and Ellen Sadur Ms. Esther Saks John and Eileen Saksa

†Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to 42 Mary Page Marlowe Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior acting and risk-taking work.

Dirk Denison and David Salkin Van and Sue Salmans Carolyn Clayton and Patrick Sandercock Stephen and Leatrice Sandler Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sandoval Mr. Hari Santhanam Christopher and Ann Marie Saternus Robert and Mary Ann Savard† Lizzy and Josh Scheinfeld Cynthia Scholl† Mr. Richard Schumacher Tony and Celeste Scolaro† Lesley Scott† Carrie Secrist David Shanahan Eve Shapiro† Neil Shapiro David and Kimberly Shaw Mike and Kim Shean† Jack and Meggan Shedd† Deborah Shefrin† Cathy Shelko Michael Shelton Barbara and John Sherlock† Andrew Shih† Bradley and Ellen Shorser Eric and Sabrina Sigg Ms. Heather Signore Margaret and Alan Silberman Patricia Costello Slovak Rebecca Slusher and Matt Newcomb† Laura C. Smail Karen Smilie† Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith Sallie Smylie Jackie Snuttjer† Richard S. Snyder† Henry So and Joe Senese Raymond Socki Tracy Spadola† Stephen Spigel and Diana Williams Marilyn and Joel Sprayregen Andrea Stangeland† Ms. Gloria Starke† Mr. and Mrs. Eric Stavriotis Seena and Carey Stein Cathy and Jon Stein† The Steinbachs† Randy Steinmeyer Dorie Sternberg Kelly Stonebraker and Deborah Stonebraker Paul Strabbing† Mr. Larry Stuckey II Jesse Swanson† Susan C. Taylor† Dick and Alice Teutsch Jeff Thomas and Rebecca Coleman† Jim and Sue Thompson Bruce and Ida Thurman Richard Tobiason† Mrs. Mary Ann Tolli John and Madalyn Traff Maria Trakas† Jacob Tyler† Ms. Mary Tyrrell

Virginia Vale Anne Van Wart and Michael Keable Gabrielle and John Vargo† Carmita P. Vaughan Kathryn Vehe† Suzanne Venecek† Mr. Greg Veza Ron Volanti Jr.† Justin Voshell† Paul D. Waas Mark Wachhloz† Robert and Rose Wagner Lillian and Steven Walanka Marsie Wallach William and Sharon Wallin Kimmie Walsh William and Patricia Walsh Mary Walton Karen and Herb Wander Deborah and Neil Warner† Gwenyth B. Warton Andy and Amy Waters† Melanie and Judson Weeks Sherrie and Albert Weiss Adam and Jamie Weyeneth Susan Whitcher Dot and Dan Whittenberger Chris Whyde† James Wicklund Mr. Tom Wiers and Ms. Michelle Martin Larry and Susan Wikman Barbara and Todd Wilder† Jon Will and Ada Mary Gugenheim† Ms. Leah Williams Matthew Williams† David Williamson† Melani and Pete Wilson Yael and Alex Winkler† Ms. Jodie Winnett Lawrence Wojcik Coleman Wolf and Ellen Chapelle† Ann R. Wolfe Lisa Wolfe and Mark DiGanci Andrew and Meghan Woltman† Timothy Wyman Carol N. Yamamoto Dick Yankow Steve and Arna Yastrow Dr. Rodney and Susan Yergler† Scott Yoder and Kelly Robertson-Yoder Fred Young† Judith Youngs Ellen and Gary Zacny Ed and Lisa Zeitler Daniel Ziembo and Nancy Cook Tighe Zimmers Mark and Margie Zivin

Players ($150-$249)

Anonymous (38) Richard and Louise Abrahams Nancy Abshire Heidi Adams† Jazmina Aguilar John B. Albright Allan Alson and Sue Ann Glaser

Ms. Audrey S. Altounian Autumn R. Anderson Gary Anderson and Diane Graziano Irene Anderson Harold and Judith Anderson† Nic Anderson Mr. Alfred Andreychuk Mary Anselmo Jurgis and Dalia Anysas The Ardern Family† Rachel Arfa Ms. Jennifer Arneson Ms. Amy C. Arnott Kevin and Leize Averill Mr. Rex Babiera Mr. Mark Baby Linda A. Bacci Ms. Alexandra Bachhuber Mr. Stephen Baime Spencer and Daniel Baker Daniel Alan Balsam Michael Banks and Jill Wine-Banks Elizabeth and Jack Bannon Simon Bare Andy Barnes† Ms. Joan Barnhart Warren and Beverly Bartel Mary and Tom Barton Dr. Bruce and Sally Bauer† Ms. Mitzi Baum Debra Baxter Mr. Walter Bayer Mr. Levi Beaver Heather Becker Carl and Carol Belber† Janis Bell Nancy Bellew and Rachel Arfa Betsy and James W. Benoit R.L. Benton Dr. David Berkson Carlos A. Bernal Jr. and Patricia Bernal† Ms. Leslie Bertagnolli Mary Anne and Joe Bigane Ben Birch Ms. Nicole Bjornvick John Blair and Liz Buchanan Sarah and Steven Blanck Teresa N. Blaurock Frima H. Blumenthal Claudia and John Boatright Linda Bolte Sharalyn Borchers Willard and Helen Boris Ms. Brenda Borkenhagen Ms. Elizabeth Botts Mr. Kurt Bowden Bob and Sue Bowker Woods Bowman and Michelle Thompson Maureen Boyle Beth Bracco Erin Brady Steven and Lisa Bosco David Brauner† Judith and Harold Bregman Mr. Jason Brett

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…cont’d Annual Fund Francine Cella and William Briska Carolyn Brna Tom Broderick Ms. Sharon Bronstein Frank Brooks and Andrea Twiss-Brooks† Jean Broom Evelyn G. Brown Myra Brown William and Margaret Brown Mr. Craig Bruska Sharon Burch Greg Burkhardt† Richard Butler Kelly and Kasia Byrne Toni and Mike Cainkar Mr. Ed Calkins Maggie Green Cambria John Camper and Mary C Galligan Ms. Vera Capp Mr. Michael Carnow and Mrs. Abby Reiss Sharon Carr Ian and Katherine Carrus Mr. Bobby Caton and Mr. Michael Parlett Gabrielle Cauchon Tamisha Causey Oya Celikbilek Ms. Sherry Centanni James Chandler Iva Cheng Ms. and Mr. Debbie Chipman Mr. Kurt Christoffel Steve Cieslewicz Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Kimberly Clawson† Marvin R. Cohen James Cohn Cindy and Patrick Collier Nelda J Connors Mary L Conway Mr. Lawrence Cook Dan Cornell Ms. Susan Craft Norma I. Crane Angela Cribben† Colin and Teri Cross Catherine Cudahy† David Curry Daniel Cyganowski Beverly and Anthony D’Agostino Ms. Jane Dailey Ms. Doris Dallow Sarah Zukerman Daly and Robert Daly Margaret and John Dantico Brian Delker† Maureen and Mel De Matoff Michelle and Christopher DeMent Lena and Kevin Devereux Stewart and Shari Diamond Beth J. Dickstein Peter and Elizabeth Dietz Gia DiGiacobbe Mrs. Lori Dimun Mr. Steven DiPaola

Robert and Karen Dirmish Ms. Kathryn Ditmars Evan Djikas and Jennifer Djikas Annette and Ronald Dluger Joseph Dellaratta Judy and Jerry Drommerhausen Eileen and Howard Dubner Pam Duffy Ms. Barbara Dunn John and Pat Dyble Victor C. Dye and Joyce Richards Dye Wendy Eager Ms. Therese Ebarb Rick Eddington Sharon Eiseman and Noel Hertz Mr. David L. Elam Jr. Salli Eley Deane Ellis John and Mary Empfield Dale and Jo Ann Engquist Arthur Enk Jackie Epstein Mr. Richard Ettlinger Joan and John Fadden James Fahringer Edith and Gerald Falk Helen Fauber Stephen Fedo The Felder Family Drs. Richard and Roberta Feldman Stephen Fiete† Robert and Kathleen Fife Marty and Susie Fine Nancy and Rick Firfer Fred Fischer and Heather D. Will Lois Farrell Fisher Sara Stern and Ted Fishman† Jeanne Flosi Adrienne Flowers Calvin Forbes Marilyn and Eric Fors† Mr. David Forsythe and Ms. M. Weitzman Patricia Forsythe Jamel Franklin Ms. Rhona Frazin Jean and Michael Freed Mr. Neil Freeman Bill and Nancy Freitag Mrs. Roselyn Friedman Ms. Paula Froehle Richard and Lois Fuhrer Ms. Amy J. Fyfe Mr. Gil Gaitan Ms. Donna Gallery Barb Gam Richard Gardiner Raymond and Patricia Gass Mark and Bonnie Gehrman Mr. James Geiger Barbara J. Geist Julia and Mark Gerstein Hugh and Doris Gilbert Mr. Karla Giroux Gerry and Stan Glass Tonya Glass Mr. Martin Glickman

Ms. Eileen Glynn Katherine Godfrey and Warren Maltzman Rachel and William Goldbeck Robert Goldberg and Dodie Weinstein Mr. and Mrs. David Golder Deena and Larry Goldman Joel and Varda Goldman Marsha and Michael Goldstein Dr. Deirdre Dupre and Dr. Robert Golub Jessica L. Gonzalez Mr. Charles Goodman Mr. Mark Gordy Joseph and Sarah Graham Victoria Granacki and Lee Wesley Bobby Grant† Judy Grasmick Gabriel Greene Mr. Larry Greenstein Mr. Justus Gries Merle and Barry Gross Mr. Gregor Gruenthaler Alan and Susan Guernsey Joan and Guy Gunzberg Mr. Joe Guthridge Robert and Patricia Hahn Andrew Halbur Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hallberg Sarah Hamid Mr. Bruce Handler Dr. Raymond and Arlene Handler Jill Hankee Suzanne Harkness† Robert Harper and Wendy Miller Brian and Lindsey Hayes Diana J Healy Richard and Bridget Heathfield Albert and Amy Heber Alison Heiser Mattsen Heller† Martha Henry Ms. Michelle Henstock Joyce K. Herdliska Peter Herzum and Simona Cirio Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hession† Mr. and Mrs. Allen Hintz Morgan and Melissa Hirst Bill and Pat Hitt Dennis Hjelm Vivian and Dave Hock Philip and Eileen Hoffman Ms. Heather Holberg Ryan Holst Ms. Susan K. Horn and Mr. Don Honchell Richard Hoskins Ms. Karen Hott Karen and Bob Howard David and Kristen Huffman-Gottschling Caroline Humes and Truman Anderson Ms. Jennifer Humke Beth Hummelberg and Dave Dimmlich David Hunt and Ellen Aiken Richard Hutner and Lena Motev Jim and Peg Isherwood

†Step-by-Step We salute the individual donors who have committed to a recurring monthly or quarterly gift to 44 Mary Page Marlowe Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior acting and risk-taking work.

Judi Israel Rosen Mrs. J. Javors Poonam Jha Patricia A. Jiganti Ruth Johnston† Tom and Esta Kallen Fran and Harvey Kaluzna Mary Jo Kanady Jerry Karlin Betsy L. Katz Rich and Heidi Katz Ms. Judith Kaufman Loreta Kavaliunas Sandra Blau Martin and Barbara Keeley Francis and Sherri Kelch† Robert Kelsey Ms. Kim Kemp Harry Kenny Steve Kerch† Rita Kerns Vriginia Killian Lund Joseph and Catherine King Joy King Mr. James Kinney Jeffrey Kirk Donald and Joan Kittler Douglas and Catherine Knuth Robert and Janis Kohm† Amy Kohn Annette Baldwin and Paul Kolansinski Betty H. Kolb Mr. James Kreidler Elizabeth Krymski and Matt Monahan Larry and Margie Kubacki† Ken and Janet Kubis Matt and Jen Kueker Walter and Elaine Kurczewski Marvin Lader Steve LaHaie Ms. Schnell Lambert Mr. Jake Lansburgh Jesse Lava Mr. Mark Lavin and Mr. Eddie Herbeck Ms. Roberta Lee Laurie Leli Jim and Christine Lentz Steven Leon Susan Levitt Raymond and Norene Lewis† Lance Lichtor Mr. and Mrs. Paul Liebenson Ms. Joanna Liff Peter Lipton Mr. and Mrs. Burton Litwin Velda Lloyd Ms. and Mr. Marjorie Loeb Arthur and Barb Loevy Jack and Ingrid LoGiudice Mary and Terri Lominicki Amanda Love and Brian Fuller Louis Lyrla† Mardie MacKimm Jim Maclennan Madeline MacMillan Claude Maechling and Carrie McNally†

Frank and Chris Maggio Dr. Robert Mahmarian, DPM Martin and Allison Malecki J. V. Malkovich Sandra Mangurian Ms. Donna Marcuccilli David Marker and Georgann Joseph Mr. William Marovitz Tom and Robin Martin† Henry and Peggy Matson Mr. and Mrs. R. David Matthews Alycia Matz Larry Mayer Ms. Mary McArthur Dr. and Mrs. Leonard Mccormick† Stacey and Patrick McCusker Tim and Karen McDonald Terrance and Jane McElroy Susan and Dennis McGoldrick Mary and Dan Mcguire Ms. Therese McGuire Cathy McKee Ann and Christopher McKee† Ryan and Claire McKenzie Denise and Barry McKeown Florence Mcmillan Robert and Lorel McMillan Claretta Meier Mr. and Mrs. John L Mentzer Michael and Nancy Merel Jennifer Miller Alison Millerick Nathan Fleming and Abby Mohaupt Chris and Kathe Monley J. Clifford Moos Ms. Mary Louise H. Morrison Dr. and Mrs. Martin Mozes Sue Mullins† Marisa Murillo James and Jean Murphy Robert Murphy Karen Muth Nancy Fleck Myers Jenny Nagaoka and Bart Longacre Kurt Nakaoka and Nancy Morris Vincent and Amy Narea Ms. Rita Nathanson Kalpana Neelakantan Ms. Erika Nelson Vernon Nelson and Kay Alden Patricia and John Nesbitt Charlotte Newfeld SaoMai Nguyenmau† Dani Nichols† Mark and Maggie Nichter† Karen Nickelson Dale Nook and Karen Braam Nook Mr. Maciek Nowak Ms. Susan B. Noyes Mr. Lawrence Nutson James and Beverlyn O’Connor John M. O’Donnell and Bonnie L. Humphrey Ronan and Jill O’Donovan† Shelia and Julian Oettinger Ms. Chaz Olajide Barbara and Franklin A. O’Leary

Paul Oliver Jeffrey Olsen† Kirsten Olson Peter and Alanne Ori Jamie and Rachel Orlikoff† Jonathan Orlove Carol and Ken Ortiz Jerome and Kathryn Osen† Lauren Pace Valerie Paro Mark and Mary Partridge Dr. Steven and Mimi Binette Mr and Mrs Pawlak Caroline Pearson Raymond Olson and Paula Pederson Lauren Perlstein Ms. Sarah Pesetsky Mr. Joshua Peters David and Lindsey Peters Ross and Jackie Peterson Sheldon and Marcia Pevsner Mr. and Ms. Yasen Peyankov Mike and Alejandra Pilarz Brett Plyer Carrie and Michael Powers† Mr. and Mrs. Michael Powills Elaine and Ronald Prebish Mark Price Charlie Propsom Mr. and Mrs. William B. Prugh Lynn and Clayton Pruitt Felicia Pugh and Robert Collins Andre Raiford Sr. Heidi Ralli Dean Rapp Mr. Chuck Rebesco Rissa and John Reddan Beth and Michael Reese Jim Reid Joy Reis Lev Revutsky Mr. and Mrs. James Reynolds John Rice Donald Riegelman and Kathryn Rouse Paul Rink Sally and Tim Riordan Burt and Fran Rissman Amanda Roberts Bill and Deborah Roberts Joseph A Rochetto and Arthur H Anderson Sandra and Jeffrey Rochman Susan W. Rogaliner Hector and Michelle Vazquez† Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rosenberg Dr. Michael Rosenberg Bernhard and Judith Rosenstein Michael and Erin Ross Kathryn Rothstein Lou and Kathy Rotta Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rottweiler Joseph D Ruggirello Barry Rundquist Jim and Mary Ms. Christine Ruttenberg Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Dario and Theresa Sacomani†

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…cont’d Annual Fund Cesar Salas Loren and Jeff Sampson Edna J Schade Susan Tobias and Alan Shapiro William B. Schildgen Eric and Jill Schiller Meredith Schilsky† Alice and Don Schindel Bronwyn Schlaefer Rose Schmidt† David and Alexis Schmitz Mr. Warren Schreier Mickey Schwab Mr. Brian Schwanitz Barbara Jo and Thomas D. Scott Devan Seaman Scott Seifert Elizabeth G. Selmier Mr. George Shadid Margaret Shaklee Elizabeth and Michael Shapiro Gil Sharon and Ann Taylor Jennifer P. Sheffield Cheryl and Philip Sheridan† Brian and Melissa Sherman Karen Shields† Ms. Meredith Shippee Mr. and Mrs. William Shorey† Ms. Culleen Siebert Brent Siegel Bruce K. Siewerth Amanda Signorelli Jodi Silberman Paul and Sue Silverman† Ilene Simmons Ms. Sheri Simon and Mr. Wally Cupkovic Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sinise Jane and Jim Perkins† Catherine Smith Janet L. Smith Lois Smith Robert and Jody Smith Mr. Larry K. Snider Andrew Sobol and Jennifer Bonino

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Keeley and Darrin Sorokti Gary Spangler and Julie B. Aimen-Spangler Dusica Korda-Sparks and James C. Sparks Lisa Spector Malcolm Spector and Nancy Ludmerer Joseph Spellman and Michelle Drazba Jo and George Spindler Shantha Sreekanth Patricia Staab Dr. Lisa D. Stanford Ms. Dawn Stanislaw Anna Stanley† Summer and Thomas Starshak Ms. Joan Steel Michael and Marie Stein Wallace Stenhouse Charles and Janet Stern Gardner Stern and Maxine Weintraub Lisa Stevak Ms. Barbara Stewart Deborah Stewart and Roy Plotni Greg Stratton Robert and Mary Rose Strezewski† Mark and Irene Sudac Robin Klein and Bill Summers Mr. Steven Swartzman Michelle Sweet Sara L. Szold Mr. Jeffrey Tademoto Mr. Robert Taylor Adam Tenhouse Cheryl Thaxton† Ms. Kimberley Thomas Judy Thome Floyd Thompson Nancie Noie Thompson† Mr. Timothy Thurlow Rachel Tomasek and Ron Anderson Frank Trocchio Mr. Joe Trpik Ms. Joanne Trudeau Ms. Grace Tsao-Wu Dana Turban Ms. Nikole Turcotte Susan D. Tuteur

Shawn Tyrrell Janie Urbanic and Gary Schuetz Ms. Cynthia Vahlkamp Carissa van Ausdall Ms. Donna Sue Van Cleaf-Fish Caren and Walter Van Slyke Dr. and Mrs. Vanagunas Ms. Alexandria Vanover Sariah Vavricek† Paule Verdier† Dominick Vetrano John Viars† Butch and Debbie Viccellio D. Vilmin Ms. Patricia Viniard Ann Vogl Mrs. Jimmye Wade Kevin and Connie Wade Eugene and Sandra Wagner Dr. and Mrs. Waisman Matthew F Walsh† June and Patrick Walsh Crawford and Barbara Ward James and Kathleen Watson James Weidner Alan and Boni Weinstein Ernie and Penny Weis Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kasper† Ms. Sharyn Weiss Hava and Ariel Weissberg Barbara A. Weithaus Miriam Weizenbaum† Marcia and Richard Welcome Sanford and Vicki White Ms. Nancy Williams Ms. Audrey Wilson Mary Liz Wilson David Wise and Dianna Niebylski† Iris S. Witkowsky Elizabeth Wohlleb Linda and William Woloshin Cynthia Xerogianes Julie and Larry Zachary† David and Nikki Zarefsky Mr. and Ms. Michael Zdeb David and Teresa Zembower Mark and Lisa Zumbach

Individual Contributors Honor and Memorial Gifts By making an honorary or memorial gift to Steppenwolf Theatre Company over the past year, the following individuals celebrated a special occasion or paid tribute to a loved one. Make an honorary gift by contacting Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617 or In Honor of Kate Arrington Jean Arrington In Honor of Marlene BreslowBlitstein and Berle Blitstein The Anixter Family Judy and Jim Klutznick Madeline Grynstein and Tom Shapiro Bobette Takiff In Honor of Larry Block Joel and Marsha Kasanov In Honor of Peter Britt Linda and Leo Gordon In Honor of Michael Cahan Walter Nathan In Honor of Erin Cook Tom Irwin In Honor of Nora Daley Shawn M. Donnelley J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation In Honor of Dr. Leo Gordon Michelle Sweet In Honor of John Hart and Carol Prins Jim and Emily Borovsky Myrna Kaplan In Honor of David Hawkanson John and Carol Balcom

In Honor of Stephanie Heller Beverly Adilman In Honor of Pat and Ron Henning Anonymous In Honor of Tom and Kathleen Hocker Tony Spear In Honor of Martha Lavey and David Hawkanson Deborah Stewart In Honor of Martha Lavey John and Katherine Fox Rhona and Julian Frazin Neil Ross and Lynn Hauser Ed Hirschland Margie Marcus Magoo Stone Bobbi Zabel In Honor of the Lefkofskys and Kalts Laura and Scott Eisen In Honor of Debbie Marchese Marilyn and Larry Fields In Honor of Jan Melk Richard and Katie Gottfred In Honor of Deborah Quazzo Antonia Contro Madeline Grynsztejn In Honor of Merle Reskin Mary and Carl Boyer

In Honor of Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Anita and Jamie Orlikoff In Honor of Harry Seigle Rachel and David Sternberg In Honor of Annie Trooien Christian Dill In Honor of Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst Linda A. Ellis In Honor of the Young Adult Council Pavement Group In Memory of George S. Brengel Janyce D. Brengel In Memory of Patricia E. Domine Lori Koetters and Brian Smith In Memory of Norton H. Kay Sandra Blau In Memory of Myrna Lord Marti Zelikoff In Memory of Abby S. Magdovitz-Wasserman Dr. David Wasserman In Memory of Jack B. Stanford Dr. Lisa D. Stanford In Memory of Kari Timm Jill O’Donovan In Memory of Nancy Wald Albert Wald

In-Kind Contributors Steppenwolf salutes the following individuals and organizations who donated significant goods and/or services. Alana Arenas Balena Deann and Chef Rick Bayless Beyond Events Catering Kevin Boehm The BOKA Restaurant Group Breakthru Beverage Group Chellino Crane ClientFirst Consulting Group Ted Danson Portia Di Rossi EDGE ShowTek Event Creative Evolution Interiors Scott Foley Freehand Chicago Frost Lighting Co. of IL, Inc. Tony Goldwyn Goose Island Beer Company Graycor, Inc. Halls Rental Service Joe’s Wine Cellar John Hart, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.

HMS Media Hotel Del Coronado Hotel Lincoln Tom Irwin Rob Katz Terry Kinney Chef Michael Kornick Langham Hotel, Chicago Donna La Pietra Martha Lavey Tracy Letts Limelight Catering Linda Lowy Marcello’s: A Father and Son Restaurant Sandro Miller MK Restaurant Momotaro Motorola Mobility Foundation Amy Morton NBC’s Chicago Fire and Chicago PD Bruce Norris Ogilvy & Mather, Inc.

Partytime-HDO Productions, inc. Peacock 9 Jeff Perry David Pisor POP PUBLIC Hotel Chicago The Raleigh Hotel Miami Beach Schiff Hardin LLP Anna D. Shapiro Gary Sinise Jean Smart Sono Wood-Fired Darby Stanchfield Sun-Times Tasty Catering Theatre Development Fund United Airlines Vinci V.I.P. Valet Services, Inc. Whole Foods Patrick Wilson Bellamy Young

Please note that gifts listed above reflect contributions made as of February 1, 2016. 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.

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Individual Contributors Steppenwolf Associates Comprised of more than 100 young professionals, the Steppenwolf Associates work each season to raise funds for the Steppenwolf for Young Adults program. We salute the governing members for giving generously of their time and resources. Contact Karyn Todd at 312-654-6501 or to become a Steppenwolf Associates member today. Executive Officers Aimee Graham* Jonathan Blanc David Blowers, Jr. Bryce Cooper‡ Jeffrey Koh Katherine Nardin

Founding Officers Marissa Bryce Nora Daley Conroy*‡

Executive Committee Jasmine Guy Julia Luscombe Melissa Peralta Shilpa Rupani Jennifer Stuart David Wagener Harriet White

Premier Members Vanessa Abron Kristopher Anderson Jonathan Blanc David Blowers Nicole Bonk Nigel Caine Alexandra Carlson Isaac Colunga‡ Bryce Cooper‡ Marissa Downs Nicole Drusinsky Aimee Graham Jasmine Guy Adam Keats‡

Andrew Keyt Jeffrey Koh Katie Kowalsky Oren Lund‡ Julia Luscombe Ashley Mintz Marcus Mintz Matthew Muench Katherine Nardin Melissa Peralta Stacy Pepper Ashley Pettit‡ Brett Plyler Shilpa Rupani Francis Sadac‡ Michelle Schlack Tanya Stanfield Jennifer Stuart David Wagener Harriet White

Associate Members Joan Akalaonu Jamie Alexander Jennifer Alexander Nic Anderson Nataly Arber Lagin Avery Marjorie Baltazar Levi Beaver Hans Biebl Nicole Bjornvick Sarah Bordson Emily Brannon Irina Brodskaya Nicholas Casto Bobby Caton

Charlie Caton Iva Cheng Julie Corvo Kara Coyle Jen Daniels Rena Dascal Gia DiGiacobbe Aaron Dues Samantha Feld Rebecca Fons Jamel Franklin Tara Gillespie Elena Gottreich Jacquelin Greenlea Gregor Gruenthaler Reginald Guy Aja Hardy Rachel Henry Katerina Herder Glynnis Hokenson Ryan Holst Amanda Hope Elizabeth Ingram Nicole Intagliata Mike Jank Hayley Jones Calvin King Sarah Laeuchli Katja Lemke Joanna Liff Gary Light Jeffery Lula Katherine Lula Kristen Magee Patrick Magee Stuart Martin Jacob May

Kenya Mercer Nick Merker Eric Mosse Ben Noven Kameelah Omar Lauren Pace Michael Parlett Lauren Perlstein David Pruitt Brynne Ramella Alfredo Ramirez Rissa Reddan John Reddan Cory Reeves Joseph Richiusa Amanda Roberts Eugene Romanov Anna Louise Roth Marie Roth Kathryn Rothstein Ariel Sanett Paul Sanett Shannon Seipel Tara Shannon Meredith Shippee Pier Smith Stephanie Smith Jourdan Sorrell Donnell Spencer Lisa Stevak Jennifer Strojin Lauren Suppes Matthew Unertl Vinay Vallabh Greg Veza Maeve Whalen Lauren Zadina * Steppenwolf Trustee

‡ Directors Circle Member


Corporate Arts Council Align your company with bold, thought-provoking theater and contribute to one of Chicago’s most acclaimed cultural organizations. 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 support new talent within the theater, the Corporate Arts Council engages throughout the year to network, entertain, and give back. For more information on how you and your company can become a Steppenwolf Corporate Arts Council member, please contact

Accessibility at Steppenwolf Committed to providing services and programming that enhance the experience of guests with disabilities, Steppenwolf is proud to feature: • Assistive listening devices in our Downstairs and Upstairs theaters. • Audio-described performances, artistic conversations and touch tours of the stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. • Sign language-interpreted and open-captioned performances for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Induction loop in the Downstairs Theatre If you use a hearing aid or cochlear implant that has a T-Coil, feel free to turn it on for the performance! Both the main and balcony levels of the Downstairs Theatre are equipped with an induction loop, 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

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 60-Second Survey inserted in this program or join the conversation at 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 Need to contact a patron during a performance? If you need to contact a patron during a performance in our Downstairs or Upstairs Theaters, please call our Concierge Desk at 312-932-2476. Hours: one hour prior to curtain until 15 minutes after curtain call.

Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the House Manager. The theater reserves the right to limit admission of children younger than the age of six. The taking of photographs and the use of any type of recording device is not allowed in the theater during performances and is a violation of state and federal copyright laws. Digital media will be deleted, and tape or film will be confiscated. Photo/Video Disclaimer: During your visit, you or members of your family may be filmed, videotaped, and/ or photographed by a Steppenwolf employee, contract photographer or the media. Your attendance at Steppenwolf events serves as permission for the use of your image, or the image of your family members, by Steppenwolf.

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

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