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Guards at the Taj

A Chicago premiere by Jessica Dickey Directed by Hallie Gordon

A world premiere by Aziza Barnes Directed by Nataki Garrett

Featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan (9/7 – 10/22) and John Mahoney with Joe Dempsey (10/24 – 11/5), Ty Olwin, Karen Rodriguez and Gabriel Ruiz

Featuring ensemble member Namir Smallwood with Leea Ayers, Nora Carroll, Celeste Cooper, Danielle Davis and Kelly O’Sullivan

A Chicago premiere by Rajiv Joseph Directed by ensemble member Amy Morton

December 7, 2017 – January 28, 2018 in the Upstairs Theatre

September 7 – November 5, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre When a museum guard decides to touch a famous Rembrandt painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues.

The Minutes A Broadway-bound world premiere by ensemble member Tracy Letts Directed by artistic director Anna D. Shapiro

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Some days feel like they will never end. In poet Aziza Barnes’s ingenious portrait of a day in the life of four young Black women in New York City, BLKS explores the joy and anguish of growing up and out.

A Chicago premiere by Clare Barron Directed by Jonathan Berry Featuring ensemble members Glenn Davis, Audrey Francis, Francis Guinan and Caroline Neff with Emjoy Gavino, David Lind and Gabriel Ruiz January 25 – March 11, 2018 in the Downstairs Theatre

The Doppelgänger (an international farce)

A world premiere by Matthew-Lee Erlbach Directed by ensemble member Tina Landau

Featuring Omar Metwally and Arian Moayed May 31 – July 22, 2018 in the Upstairs Theatre As the sun rises for the first time on the newly-constructed Taj Mahal, two hapless imperial guards are charged with an unspeakable task that will shake their faith in God, the empire and their lifelong friendship.

The Roommate A Chicago premiere by Jen Silverman Directed by Phylicia Rashad

Featuring ensemble members Alana Arenas, Gary Cole, Audrey Francis, Ora Jones, Sandra Marquez and James Vincent Meredith with Karen Rodriguez and Whit K. Lee April 5 – May 27, 2018 in the Downstairs Theatre After a British businessman’s untimely death, his unwitting American doppelgänger is thrust into background deals that could shape the face of Africa.

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Mae, brokenhearted and unemployed, returns home to care for her ailing father and escape the loneliness of a life that just can’t seem to get off the ground.

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WELCOME TO THE REMBRANDT Letter from Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro

12 REHEARSAL PHOTOS By Michael Brosilow 14 BIOS

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18 PLAYWRIGHT JESSICA DICKEY ON THE REMBRANDT Edited by Patrick Zakem 20  THE GRAPHIC DESIGNERS NOTEBOOK: DEVELOPING THE REMBRANDT IMAGE By Donovan Foote

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WELCOME TO THE REMBRANDT When I first read Jessie Dickey’s beautiful play, The Rembrandt, I was moved by its deft and enchanting contemplation of art and eternity, love and loss. Often a great play exists so inarguably in the world that its truth is undeniable and so, in a way, any encounter with the work is comforting and its message confirming. At that moment in my life, and frankly in the life of this theatre company, that gesture—one of gentle hopefulness—felt right and important and so we scheduled the play to open our season. As a programmer of an arts institution in this particular moment, almost two years later, I am often asked to speak about the difference between a play’s meaning for us (and our audience) pre- and post-election. It seems to be the inescapable new frame for every conversation we have: do you look at this play/idea/person/moment in a new way since November 2016? I wouldn’t argue that this isn’t an important interrogation, nor would I argue I don’t engage the question often myself. But as we begin our 2017/18 season, Steppenwolf as a family is reeling from a series of losses that have sent many of us into a conversation that is, at least for the moment, more personal and more internal. In the span of less than four months, we lost three ensemble members: Martha Lavey, Glenne Headley and Mariann Mayberry. These women were responsible for and a part of some of the most memorable work this company has ever done and will ever do. To lose even one of them is devastating. To be robbed of them all, so quickly and so close together is unspeakable. And I realized as I sat down to write about The Rembrandt that these losses have quite literally redrawn the landscape of my world. How does a story whose meaning was at one time abstract change when it becomes, suddenly and unbidden, simply your life? In Jessie’s play, a series of people both connected and unconnected, famous and not, find themselves translating the challenges of life through their shared experience of art. Whether they are makers or observers doesn’t matter as they each understand in the other the need to engage questions in a language beyond the reach of their day-to-day life. I was lucky enough to be in exactly that dialogue with Martha, Glenne and Mariann many times over the years and I will treasure those memories for the rest of my life. To make theater with a person is to fall fully into the arms of their imagination and to be welcomed for all that you are. And though the productions themselves may disappear into memory, what that play brought you into contact with—whether that be a person or an idea—lives on forever in the memory of your mind, your body and your soul. Every time that you choose to walk through our doors and witness us in this endeavor— every time you, like the characters in this play, choose the common language of a shared story, you join us in the circle that creates these eternal moments. And in this time of mourning, filled as they always are with both gratitude and regret, I want to say for all of us here at Steppenwolf, thank you. Thank you for joining us in this new season and for every season before. Thank you for seeing us. And we wish for you what we wish every day for ourselves: that we each get to continue to touch the art. Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director

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Anna D. Shapiro† Artistic Director

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STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

THE REMBRANDT By Jessica Dickey Directed by Hallie Gordon

STEPPENWOLF SALUTES THE SPONSORS OF THE REMBRANDT

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Ensemble members Francis Guinan†* (Sept. 7 – Oct. 22), John Mahoney†* with Joe Dempsey (Oct. 24 – Nov. 5), Ty Olwin*, Karen Rodriguez and Gabriel Ruiz*

PRODUCTION Amy and Cameron Findlay INDIVIDUAL PRODUCTION SPONSORS Sue and Harry Seigle Toni Sandor Smith Melcher Charitable Foundation ENDOWMENT SPONSOR John and Carol Walter Production Endowment Fund

Regina García+ Scenic Design Jenny Mannis+ Costume Design Ann G. Wrightson+ Lighting Design Elisheba Ittoop+ Sound Design and Original Music Penny Lane Studios Wig Design Gigi Buffington Company Vocal Coach Aaron Carter Artistic Producer Tom Pearl Director of Production JC Clementz Casting Director Laura D. Glenn* Stage Manager Brian Maschka* Assistant Stage Manager

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CAST AND CONTRIBUTORS CAST (in alphabetical order)

ADDITIONAL STAFF

Joe Dempsey Henry, Rembrandt

Alex Stevens Assistant Lighting Designer

Francis Guinan†* Henry, Rembrandt

Kristina Valada-Viars Princess Grace Fellow

(Oct. 24 – Nov. 5)

(Sept. 7 – Oct. 22)

John Mahoney†* Simon, Homer Ty Olwin* Dodger, Titus Karen Rodriguez Madeline, Henny Gabriel Ruiz* Jonny, Martin UNDERSTUDIES (in alphabetical order) Jack DeCesare Jonny, Martin, Dodger, Titus Joe Dempsey* Henry, Rembrandt Tina Muñoz Pandya Madeline, Henny Charles Stransky* Homer, Simon SETTING A large, spacious room that represents: Present day, a major art museum in the United States 1653, a luxurious home in Amsterdam Roughly 800 BC, A Temple in Greece Present day, the death bed of a poet There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance.

Daniel Washelesky Research Associate Lacie Hexom Additional Properties Jacob Brown, Zac Schmitt, Issac Schoepp, Mark Vinson Additional Carpentry Vanesa Rundle Crew Cover Madi Bivins Stage Management Apprentice Rebekah Camm, Gregory Geffrard, Lavina Jadhwani, Derek Matson, Neel McNeill, Derek McPhatter and Leean Torske Audience Engagement Associates 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. As a courtesy to the actors and your fellow patrons, please turn off your cell phones before the performance and after intermission. The taking of photographs and the use of any type of recording device are not allowed in the theater during performances and is a violation of state and federal copyright laws. Digital media will be deleted, and tape or film will be confiscated. †m  ember of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. * member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. + member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 of the IATSE.

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THE REMBRANDT BIOS Leaves. Film credits include Moonstruck, Tin Joe Dempsey (Henry, Men, Say Anything, Primal Fear, Barton Fink Rembrandt, Oct 24 – Nov 5) and, most recently, Flipped. On television is really happy to be back John starred in Dinner at Eight, H.E.L.P., The at Steppenwolf Theatre Human Factor and Frasier. Company where he last performed in Art. Recent Chicago shows Ty Olwin (Dodger, Titus) include Ah, Wilderness! (Goodman Theatre); is thrilled to be returning Faceless (Northlight Theatre); Twist Your to Steppenwolf Theatre Dickens (The Second City); and Blue Skies Company where he was last Process (Goodman Theatre). He’s also seen in Hir and Steppenwolf acted at Lookingglass Theatre Company, for Young Adults’ The Burials and William Northlight Theatre, Court Theatre, Victory Golding’s Lord of the Flies. Previous Gardens Theater, Paramount Theatre, Drury Chicago credits include Soups, Stews, and Lane Oak Brook, 16th Street Theatre and Casseroles: 1976 (Goodman Theatre); Theater Wit, among many others. He is an Brilliant Adventures (Steep Theatre); Season artistic affiliate at American Blues Theater on the Line (The House Theatre of Chicago); and alum of the Second City National Vieux Carre (Raven Theatre); and Living Touring Company and the Neo-Futurists. Newspaper Festival 2013, 2016 (Jackalope Theatre Company). Film and television Francis Guinan (Henry, credits include Crisis, Chicago Fire, Patriot, Rembrandt, Sept. 7 – Oct. 22) APB and Personal Shopper. Ty is a proud is a member of the graduate of the School at Steppenwolf 2012. Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. He has Karen Rodriguez appeared in more than 30 Steppenwolf (Madeline, Henny) makes productions including Hir, The Herd, her Steppenwolf Theatre The Night Alive, Tribes, The Birthday Party, Company debut. She was The Book Thief, Time Stands Still, Endgame, most recently seen in Lauren American Buffalo, Fake, The Seafarer, Yee’s Hookman at Steep Theatre and in August: Osage County and The Real the critically acclaimed one woman show Inspector Hound. The Way She Spoke at Greenhouse Theater John Mahoney (Simon, Homer) is a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member who has appeared in over 30 Steppenwolf productions. He most recently appeared in Chapatti at Northlight Theatre, Prelude to a Kiss on Broadway, Romance at the Almeida Theatre in London and The Herd, The Seafarer and I Never Sang for My Father at Steppenwolf. He received a Tony Award for his performance in The House of Blue 14 Bios

Center. Other Chicago credits include Blue Skies Process, Another Word for Beauty (Goodman Theatre); good friday (Oracle Productions); Don Chipotle (The Storefront Theater); Graveyard of Empires, Our Holiday Stories (16th Street Theater); and Romeo and Juliet (Teatro Vista). Television credits include Chicago Justice. Karen is represented by Gray Talent Group.

Gabriel Ruiz (Jonny, Martin) is a graduate of the Theatre School at DePaul and a proud ensemble member of Teatro Vista. Previous Steppenwolf Theatre Company credits include How Long Will I Cry?, Motherf**ker with the Hat and The Way West. Other credits include The Wolf at the End of the Block, White Tie Ball (Teatro Vista); Native Gardens (Victory Gardens Theater); Singin’ in the Rain, City of Angels (The Marriott Theater), Man in the Ring, Agamemnon (Court Theatre); Arcadia, Company (Writers Theatre); The Upstairs Concierge (Goodman Theatre); Creditors (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company); Sita Ram (Chicago Children’s Choir); Working: The Musical (The Broadway Playhouse); Richard III, SS! A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); and Arabian Nights (Lookingglass Theatre Company). Regional credits include Native Gardens (The Cincinatti Playhouse); Harvey (Milwaukee Repertory Theatre); Why Torture is Wrong, The People Who Love Them (Forward Theater Company); and Blood and Gifts (Lincoln Center in New York). Television credits include Boss, Chicago Fire and Chicago Justice. Jessica Dickey (Playwright) is an award-winning actor and playwright most known for her play The Amish Project, which opened Off-Broadway at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. Other Off-Broadway premieres include Charles Ives Take Me Home (Rattlestick in NYC) and Row After Row (Women’s Project in NYC). The Rembrandt was commissioned and produced (then titled The Guard) by the Ford’s Theatre and won the Stavis Award for Playwriting. Jessica’s work is

performed all over the country and has been developed and/or commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, among others. She is a member of New Dramatists. Hallie Gordon (Director) is currently an artistic producer, where she most recently directed Hir by Taylor Mac. Other Steppenwolf directing credits include the world premiere of Monster by Walter Dean Myers, George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm, the world premiere of The Book Thief, To Kill a Mockingbird and the world premiere of Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye. Hallie has also directed for Northlight Theatre and is an ensemble member for Rivendell Theatre where she directed the critically acclaimed Dry Land and Eat Your Heart Out. For Martha, Mariann and Glenne Regina García (Scenic Design) has designed nationally with renowned Latino theaters including Repertorio Español, the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater, INTAR, Teatro Vista and Pregones Theater. Regina is a Fellow of the NEA/ TCG Career Development Program for Designers and Princess Grace Awards, USA. Recent completed projects include Oregon Shakespeare Festival and GALA Hispanic Theatre (Helen Hayes Nomination). Upcoming projects include designs for Victory Gardens Theater and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Regina is an ensemble member with Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Regional Associate Member of the League of Professional Theatre Women and Advisory Board for the Latinx Theatre Commons. She teaches scenic design at UIUC.

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Jenny Mannis (Costume Design) is thrilled to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Her Chicago credits include Hir, Domesticated (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Invention of Morel (Chicago Opera Theatre); Teddy Ferarra, Venus in Fur, The World of Extreme Happiness, The Little Foxes, The Matchmaker, Soups Stews and Casseroles (Goodman Theatre); Death of a Streetcar…, Marjorie Prime, Isaac’s Eye, Days Like Today (Writers Theatre); Bruise Easy (American Theatre Company); and Blood and Gifts (TimeLine Theatre). In New York, she has designed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage Theatre, MCC Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Playwrights Horizons, The Public, Primary Stages, Play Company and Juilliard. Credits include work at Guthrie Theater, Old Globe, Huntington, Barrington Stage, Two Rivers, Studio Theatre, Williamstown and Yale Repertory. Her film credits include Beloved and All Saints Day. She holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama (Lerman Fellowship in Design). She has been nominated for Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards. jennymannis.com Ann G. Wrightson (Lighting Design) is pleased to be back at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. She previously designed for Hir, Domesticated, Up, August: Osage County, Intimate Apparel and Man from Nebraska. She designed the Broadway production of Souvenir and was a Tony nominee for the Tony Award-winning August: Osage County, which she designed for Broadway, London, Sydney and the National Tour. Recent projects include Feeding the Dragon (City Theatre, Pittsburgh); The Three Musketeers (Indiana Rep) and Constellations (St Louis Rep). She has designed extensively in regional theatres including Cleveland Play House, Yale Repertory Theatre, Portland 16 Bios

Center Stage and ten seasons at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her awards include a 2009 IRNE Award for Fences (Best Lighting Design, Huntington Theatre Company) and a 2014 PAMTA Award for Fiddler on the Roof (Portland Center Stage). Elisheba Ittoop (Sound Design and Original Music) is excited to work at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for the first time. Her design and original music credits include The Kennedy Center, Guthrie Theater, Signature Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, National Gallery of Art, Soho Repertory Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Arena Stage, Alliance Theatre, Children’s Theatre of Charlotte, Bonnaroo Music Festival and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Elisheba has produced podcasts for NPR, CNN and PBS/WGBH. Education: NYU, North Carolina School of the Arts. elishebaittoop.com Penny Lane Studios (Wig Design) consists of Samantha Umstead, Emily Young, Coral Gable and Christine Conley. They are honored to have been working with Steppenwolf Theatre Company since Good People in 2012. Other Steppenwolf credits include John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, Mary Page Marlowe and Head of Passes. Most recently they have designed wigs and hair for Relativity (Northlight Theatre); The Perfect American (Chicago Opera Theatre); and Parade (Writers Theatre). In addition to being a wig studio, Penny Lane is a full service hair salon in Logan Square. Visit pennylanechicago.com and follow us on Instagram @pennylanewigs and @‌pennylanestudios. Gigi Buffington (Company Vocal Coach) is pleased to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she has also worked on Hir, Pass Over, Linda Vista, The Christians,

Visiting Edna, Mary Page Marlowe and John Steinbeck’s East Of Eden. Other credits include Coriolanus (Red Bull Theatre Company); The Tempest (La Mama); King Lear (workshop; Bedlam); The Merchant Of Venice, 500 year commemoration of the Jewish Ghetto (Venice, Italy); Elizabeth R: texts & beheadings (BAM and The Folger Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet (with David Tennant and Patrick Stewart), Love’s Labour’s Lost, (The Royal Shakespeare Company); The Merchant Of Venice, The Taming Of The Shrew (RSC Newcastle tour); The Maids (Director); Pericles, Othello, An Illiad, The Seagull, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra; The Merry Wives Of Windsor (American Players Theater). She is an Associate Arts Professor in the Department of Drama at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Gigi is a member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA, VASTA. Laura D. Glenn (Stage Manager) has worked with Steppenwolf Theatre Company for the past 29 years; some credits include Hir, Straight White Men, The Fundamentals, Between Riverside and Crazy, Domesticated, Grand Concourse, Slowgirl, The Qualms, Head of Passes, Middletown, To Kill a Mockingbird, a parallelogram, Superior Donuts, Purple Heart, Space, Nomathemba and many others. Some Northlight Theatre credits include production stage management for Butler, Outside Mullingar, Chapatti, The Whipping Man, The Odd Couple, Ten Chimneys, Season’s Greetings, Sense and Sensibility, Retreat from Moscow, Permanent Collection, Cat Feet, Blue/ Orange and Sky Girls. International credits include Better Late (Northlight), Orange Flower Water and Purple Heart

(Steppenwolf) at the Galway Arts Festival in Galway Ireland; The Man Who Came to Dinner—BITE festival at the Barbican Center in London (Steppenwolf); and the regional and Broadway productions of Buried Child (Steppenwolf). Laura has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association for twenty-seven years. Brian Maschka (Assistant Stage Manager) is pleased to return to Steppenwolf after previously working on Monster, Visiting Edna, Mary Page Marlowe and Domesticated. Chicago credits include Edward Tulane and Wonderland (Chicago Children’s Theatre). New York credits include Frost/Nixon (Jacobs); Anna Nicole (BAM); 100 Saints You Should Know (Playwrights Horizon); Here Lies Jenny (Zipper); Indoor/Outdoor, Thom Pain, Ears on a Beatle (DR2); Sakharam Binder (Play Company); The Glass Cage, Susan and God and John Ferguson (The Mint). Regional credits include Kiss Me Kate, Swingtime Canteen (Weston Playhouse); BoeingBoeing, Doubt, Rabbit Hole, Santaland Diaries, Opus, Shirley Valentine, Dancing at Lughnasa (Florida Repertory Theatre); Peter Pan, Wit and Art (Syracuse Stage). Anna D. Shapiro (Artistic Director) joined the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2005 and was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London). She was nominated in 2011 in the same category for The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater). Other directing credits at Steppenwolf include Visiting Edna, Mary Page Marlowe, Three Sisters, A Parallelogram, Up, The Crucible, The Unmentionables (also at Yale Repertory Theatre), The Pain and the Itch (also in New York), I Never Sang for My Bios 17


Father, Man from Nebraska, Purple Heart (also in Galway, Ireland), The Drawer Boy, Side Man (also in Ireland, Australia and Vail, Colorado), Three Days of Rain, The Infidel and This Is Our Youth (which transferred to Broadway). Other Broadway credits include Of Mice and Men (with James Franco) and Fish in the Dark (with Larry David). OffBroadway credits include Domesticated (Lincoln Center). She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia. She is a full professor in Northwestern University’s Department of Theatre. David Schmitz (Executive Director) has worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for 12 years, serving in the roles of Director of Finance and Administration, General Manager and currently as Executive Director. Prior to working at Steppenwolf, David was the General Manager at

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Lookingglass Theatre Company, Associate Artistic Director of Stage Left Theatre and Business Manager at the entertainment agency Adair Performance. Currently, he serves as Vice President of the Board for The House Theatre of Chicago as well as on the boards of the League of Chicago Theatres and Arts Alliance Illinois. David is a former board member for the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce and has worked as a strategic planning, business practices, finance and hiring consultant for numerous Chicago organizations, including The House Theatre of Chicago, The Hypocrites and Stage Left Theatre, among others. He holds a BA in theatre from the University of Northern Colorado, an MFA from the Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt University and a Certificate in Non Profit Management from Roosevelt University.

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PLAYWRIGHT JESSICA DICKEY ON THE REMBRANDT Edited by Patrick Zakem Leading up to the first days of rehearsal for The Rembrandt, playwright Jessica Dickey sat down with Steppenwolf’s Artistic and Marketing teams to talk about the play. Here are some highlights from the conversation. On the genesis of the play: This play was originally commissioned by Ford’s Theatre, which is the Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. where Lincoln was shot. Ford’s is an interesting animal; they’re this hybrid of a national landmark and a producing theater that has started to curate and commission new work. The more time I spent with their mission, the concept of legacy stood out to me. Ford’s is sort of this living model of what we choose to protect and why. Who are the people who are in charge of protecting these cultural institutions, and who are tasked with protecting what we hold dear as a larger culture? Whether that is a place where something monumental happened, in the case of Ford’s, or something like a work of art. So with that question in my mind, I went on a trip to Europe. I was in the National Gallery in London and I think I was in a particular moment of my life, looking at a painting, and maybe I was kind of crying; I know my hands were on my heart. I was having this very personal encounter, deep in my own thoughts about my life, while looking at

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this painting and then I looked beside me and within three feet of me was this little museum guard. This little man with thinning strawberry hair, and little spectacles, and this adorable cockney accent. And then, because I’m a particular kind of person, I immediately asked him what that was like. I was just so struck that this was his job: to spend all day in close proximity with these works of art. The museum was closing within minutes, so I asked him a few quick questions not really knowing that I was going to write a play about this. “Have you been sitting here all day? Are other people crying? How long have you done this? Do you rotate? What’s that like? Where have you been today?” He had this very particular mannerism and way of being that was kind of butler-ish. And I found that really intriguing; he was kind of like an elf, like this museum guard elf. I asked him before we parted what his favorite room in the museum was, and he said [British accent] “Oh, oh I quite like the Dutch Interiors.” And I didn’t know what a Dutch interior was but I was like, “Where is that?” Since it was closing, I zoomed to this

back corner of the museum. It’s sort of carpeted, the ceilings are very low and the paintings are all of intimate life in the Netherlands in the 1650s. I was really struck by why this would be his favorite room. Before I ran off I asked him that, and he said “people don’t just sort of wander through on their way to the Mona Lisa or the Monet; you really have to try to find the Dutch Interiors.” A very particular kind of person tends to be in that room, so it’s peaceful and the paintings invite a closer gaze because there’s so much detail and they’re quite small.

ended up spending an entire day in the bowels of the National Gallery in D.C. with the head of security there (who used to be the head of the CIA). I also interviewed some security guards from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, but they had to kind of be on the down-low, because the Met was not so keen to disclose their secrets. That process led me to the particular painting in this play, which is in the Met.

Why this Rembrandt painting?: I was really struck by the fact that Rembrandt often only painted with I went back to the four colors. Of National Gallery in course, there are London to look for examples where him a year later. I he painted with went back on the other colors, exact day at the but primarily he exact time because painted with red, they seemed to be black, white and a ritualistic lot. But ochre (a kind of I couldn’t find him Aristotle with a Bust of Homer, 1653, Rembrandt deep yellow). anywhere. It was (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606 – 1669 Amsterdam), Oil on canvas, 56 1/2” x 53 3/4“ Looking at the kind of a bummer painting and but also really thinking about those four colors is how added to the structure of the play emerged. I the intrigue. liked very much that Rembrandt was On her research process: drawn to these colors because they I began this little quest to learn about best highlight the skin. Especially when museum guards and what they’re really one is studying his portraits, there’s all about. And they’re really a group such an amazing use of light and of weirdo’s, just like the people in the texture, whether it’s watery eyes or theater. I’m generally very interested pasty lips. He has this really rich way of in subcultures. So I interviewed a lot of depicting humanity. museum guards, and I interviewed the I think what’s unique about this Head of Security at the National Gallery in London for two hours, and then I Rembrandt painting (Aristotle with a

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Bust of Homer, above) is that there’s a relationship in the painting. A lot of his paintings, and I think what he’s most famous for, are portraits of a single subject. But this painting is a scene; it’s a duet. It’s Aristotle contemplating a bust of Homer. And there’s this wonderful anachronistic quality to the painting in that Aristotle is not dressed as an ancient Greek. He’s dressed as a contemporary of Rembrandt, as one might dress in 1653. I loved that the idea of “historical accuracy” is a really modern notion. It’s not actually something that was necessarily a thing back then. That really touched me and interested me as a dramatist who often looks to great figures of the past. The play is looking to touch on each of the figures that culminate in this painting. Rembrandt painted the painting, and Homer is the subject of the painting, and then coming back to this very simple human story of a husband trying to make a different choice with his partner on the verge of death. On protecting the past: While the play looks to jump back, it also tries to bring the past to us and to line up Rembrandt and Homer and their concerns, their longings, their grief and their humor to be very similar to our own. Because if we can invest ourselves in protecting the works of Homer, or protecting a painting by Rembrandt, if somehow we can invest in that idea and the idea that those people are a lot like us, then perhaps we are a little nearer to the idea of protecting each other. And I don’t know if there’s a better thing a play can do, ultimately.

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I will say, for what it’s worth, that the chief at the National Gallery in DC said that people attack the art. That it happens often enough that it’s a thing, and that it happens rarely enough that it’s a thing. In one of the cases, a museum guard slashed a painting he had been guarding for a long time. It was a contemporary piece, and it was priced at somewhere between $1 million and $2 million. When asked later “why did you attack the painting out of nowhere” he cited that. That enraged him on some level. On writing about the past: When you are writing a play that takes on a subject trafficking in the legacy of the past, there is this inevitable sense of longing and curiosity and seduction of trying to look to the past and connect yourself to it, and feeling the past pull you to look back and see yourself in it. If I’m honest it’s what makes me write plays. And I think I’m really touched by things that are old. It’s like when I go to an old place, or am near an old thing, I’m trying to remember being there or seeing it for the first time or being alive then. I find it incredibly comforting and mysterious that something has been in existence for so long. And that something like a work of art, of which there is only one of in the world, will last if we do our protection jobs. But there’s only one of me and one of you and we’re gonna pass; we’re gonna go. I find the immensity of that overwhelming and very moving. Being in a room together and seeing a 90 minute theatrical event feels like the right forum to sit with these things.

THE GRAPHIC DESIGNER’S NOTEBOOK:

DEVELOPING THE REMBRANDT IMAGE By Donovan Foote

You might have noticed Steppenwolf looking different these days, in more ways than one. We’ve undergone a rebranding and refreshing of our visual identity to reflect the expansion and diversification of programming and the new initiatives in place as a result of those. The Design and Marketing teams thought it would be interesting to give you a look at one part of the process: that of developing a show image in our new illustration-based system. After reading the script we meet as a small internal team to begin brainstorming ideas. If a show has been performed previously we’ll look at those images and reflect on how to differentiate our image. In the first meeting for The Rembrandt we felt that the act of touching the painting was key and that the use of light would play an important role in the final image.

1b During this first brainstorm we rough sketch several ideas, but try to come away with at least two solid ideas to sketch out in a more refined way. Image 1b is the second idea in which we flipped the act of touching so that the painting was reaching towards the guard.

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process began. By working digitally we were able to play around with compostion. You can see some small adjustments made to the frame between images 4 and 5 along with the addition of the stanchions (which helped place it in a museum). In image 5 you see a nearly completed image. To reach the final image the color palette was refined to be more in line with the new brand colors, the guard figure was adjusted so that his right hand was easier to see and the beam of light was simplified for text overlay.

2c The second round of sketches were produced after meeting with playwright Jessica Dickey and director Hallie Gordon. Ideas of bringing the past forward, quietude and ethereal magic were tossed around and the image you see in 2c captured our imaginations. It wasn’t quite right, but it set us on our path.

This final image (and variations of it) is what audiences will see on posters, programs, various marketing assets and more. This, of course, is what the whole process leads up to. As we continue to roll out our new visual identity at Steppenwolf we’re excited to share the new look with you, and for you to get to know Steppenwolf in a whole new way.

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We thought the image was too quiet and needed a little more action to it. As you can see in image 3, adding a handful of objects and more movement turned the image into some kind of sci-fi action movie. That wasn’t right either, but we were happy with breaking out of the museum into the expanse of space and shifting the light source from a spotlight to a distant star. With several rounds of sketches under our belts, it was now time to create a final composition rendering (image 4). From here the pencil drawing was scanned and the digital illustration

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The Steppenwolf Ensemble first began performing in the mid-1970s in the basement of a Highland Park church, the ambitious brainchild of three high school and college friends: Jeff Perry, Terry Kinney and Gary Sinise. Fast forward 41 years and Steppenwolf Theatre Company has become the nation’s premier ensemble theater—redefining the landscape of acting and performance. The ensemble has grown to 49 members who represent a remarkable generation of actors, directors and playwrights. Thrilling, powerful, groundbreaking productions from Balm in Gilead and The Grapes of Wrath to August: Osage County—and accolades that include the National Medal of Arts and 12 Tony Awards—have made the theater legendary. Steppenwolf’s artistic force remains rooted in the original vision of its founders: an artist-driven theater, whose vitality is defined by its sharp appetite for groundbreaking, innovative work. That work is represented in production photos displayed throughout the theater.

THE STEPPENWOLF ENSEMBLE

JOAN ALLEN

KEVIN ANDERSON

ALANA ARENAS

RANDALL ARNEY

KATE ARRINGTON

IAN BARFORD

ROBERT BREULER

GARY COLE

GLENN DAVIS

KATHRYN ERBE

AUDREY FRANCIS

K. TODD FREEMAN

FRANK GALATI

FRANCIS GUINAN

MOIRA HARRIS

JON MICHAEL HILL

TIM HOPPER

TOM IRWIN

ORA JONES

TERRY KINNEY

TINA LANDAU

MARTHA LAVEY

TRACY LETTS

JOHN MAHONEY

JOHN MALKOVICH

SANDRA MARQUEZ

MARIANN MAYBERRY

TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY

JAMES VINCENT MEREDITH

LAURIE METCALF

AMY MORTON

SALLY MURPHY

CAROLINE NEFF

BRUCE NORRIS

AUSTIN PENDLETON

JEFF PERRY

WILLIAM PETERSEN

YASEN PEYANKOV

MARTHA PLIMPTON

RONDI REED

MOLLY REGAN

ANNA D. SHAPIRO

ERIC SIMONSON

GARY SINISE

NAMIR SMALLWOOD

LOIS SMITH

RICK SNYDER

JIM TRUE-FROST

ALAN WILDER

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Anna D. Shapiro Artistic Director

Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry and Gary Sinise Executive Artistic Board

David Schmitz Executive Director

Artistic

Development

Brian Lee Isaiah Polstein Michael Russell Maggie Shreve Audience Outreach Associates

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

Education

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

Administration

Lupe Garcia Quiles Events Management Director Jackie Snuttjer Finance Director Jovito Alvarez Finance Manager Paul Miller Office Manager LaDonna Lane Human Resources Generalist Brian Hurst Finance Coordinator Gabriel Alaniz Events Management Associate

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Kevin Castillo Digital Marketing Manager Neel McNeill Marketing Manager Patrick Zakem Audience Engagement Coordinator Jacqueline Rosas Marketing Assistant David Masnato Graphic Designer Leean Kim Torske PR Assistant Casey VanWormer Audience Services Director Jimmy Freund Social Media Director and Audience Services Supervisor Billie Rye Bryant Audience Services Manager Stephanie Heller Audience Services Subscription Manager Mike Brunlieb Geehoon Lim Audience Services Supervisors Molly Layton Group Sales Coordinator Roseann Bishop Membership Coordinator Benjamin Adams Craig Barnes Rebecca Butler Rebekah Camm Sarah Carter Juli Del Prete Allison Diamond Victoria Gilbert Elizabeth Gottman Marketing, Dylan Grassl Communications & Kevin Greene Audience Services Kenya Hall Annaliese McSweeney John Zinn Director of Marketing Michael Russell and Communications Charles Strater Audience Services Donovan Foote Associates Design Director Sandy Karuschak Director of Development Eric Evenskaas Associate Director of Development Courtney Anderson Director of Special Events Kristy Conway Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Leslie Mastroianni Campaign Director Suzanne Miller Annual Giving Director Jessica Gretch Individual Giving Manager Max Lando Institutional Giving Manager Karyn Oates Donor Engagement Manager Sarah Giovannetti Special Events Coordinator A.J. Roy Development Coordinator Chelsea Smith Campaign Coordinator Samantha Price Development Associate

Madeline Long Communications Director Erika Nelson Marketing Director Greta Honold Audience Engagement Creative Producer Joel Moorman Digital Content Producer

Audience Outreach

Joshua Cashman Audience Outreach Manager Spencer Blair Audience Outreach Supervisor Benjamin Adams Charles Frydenberg Wright Gatewood Rukmini Girish Marilyn Hillary

Cassandra Bowers Morgan Burkey Ben Burmeister Tori Davidson Jake Drummond Quinn Hegarty Jared Hecht Dani Nicole James Operations Juwan Lockett Cory Jeanes Director of Operations Patty Malaney Alyson Morrill Peter Van Kempen Meaghan Morris Facilities Manager Ashley Schilling Lukas Vlasnik Mike Mroch Raquel Villa Lobos Facilities Project Taleshia Walker Coordinator Front Bar Staff Adrian Castro Angel Aguilar Operations Mustafa Chaudry Coordinator Sam Morales Harold Jaffe Gabriel Sanchez Facilities Staff Parking Associates Irukia Ahmed Ali Jack Meyer and Victor David Lauren Louer, The Padam Dhungel Saints Tul Ghaley Volunteer Usher Madan Gurung Coordination Noor Alam Islam Ababe Mekonen Production Shamshuddin Tom Pearl Mohamed Shofi Director of Production Aminata Talawally Brianna Parry Bhagirath Timsina Associate Production Custodial Staff Manager Erin Cook Audience Company Manager Experience and Assistant to the Evan Hatfield Artistic Director Director of Audience Mike Donohue Experience Technical Director Danielle Shindler Chad Hain Food & Beverage Associate Technical Director, Front Bar Director General Manager Kyle Land Denise Yvette Serna Ryan Luwe Front of House Russell Scott Manager Lydia Strini Donald Coulson Scenic Carpenters Parking Manager Jon Woelfer Aaron Aptaker Draftsperson Audience Experience Zoe Shiffrin Coordinator Scenic Charge Artist Nick Burt Jenny DiLuciano David Clauson Lynn Cosby Properties Master Maureen Davies Emily Feder Curtis Jackson Jay Tollefsen Megan Kaminsky Assistant Properties Leah Meacham Masters Greg Mehl Chrystle Morman Charles Moser Liz Myrick Master Properties Renato Sanchez Artisan Allison Shackelford Aimee Plant Jessica Smith Properties Artisan Shunna Tolliver Shannon Higgins Kelly Voke Lizzy Wigley Wardrobe, Hair and Audience Experience Make Up Supervisor Associates AJ Littlefield Staff Wardrobe

Caryn Weglarz Klein Costume Director Mae Haskins Assistant Costume Designer Laurel Clayson Head Draper Lynae Vandermeulen Work Room Supervisor and Draper Daisy Lindas Assistant Costume Director Staci Weigum Costume Shop Assistant J. R. Lederle Lighting Supervisor Ernesto Gomez Master Electrician Rick Haefele House Carpenter Dawn Przybylski Stage Carpenter Martha Wegener Audio Engineer Gregor Mortis Assistant Audio Engineer Matthew Chapman 1700 Tech Coordinator Karen Thompson Light Board Operator Cassie Calderone Malcolm Ewen Christine D. Freeburg Laura D. Glenn Brian Maschka Stage Managers

Professional Leadership Program

Elyse Balogh Katelynn Barker Madi Bivins Alex Dillon Evan Duckworth Shelby Edwards Estrellita Edwell Rachel Hogen Jane Kittendorf Persephone Lawrence Am’Ber Montgomery Rio Ragazzone Jacqueline Saldana Alexi Siegel Kiefer Szumlas Regina Victor Cody Von Ruden Ellen Wiese

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

Merle Reskin Cari B. Sacks Robert Sanborn Manuel “Manny” Sanchez Anna D. Shapiro Matthew Shapiro Colette Cachey Smithburg Elliot A. Stultz Bryan Traubert

Trustees Sarah Beardsley Michael W. Bender Amy Bluhm Meredith Bluhm-Wolf Marlene Breslow-Blitstein Carole L. Brown Ebs Burnough Beth Boosalis Davis Amy Eshleman Juliette Feld D. Cameron Findlay Lawrence M. Gill Matthew Gray Robert J. Greenebaum, Jr. Caryn Harris John Hart Jon Michael Hill Dennis D. Howarter George A. Joseph Donna La Pietra Tina Landau Tracy Letts Mary Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr. Holly Maloney Tarell Alvin McCraney David E. Mendelsohn Verett Mims Christopher M. Murphy Katherine Nardin Yasen Peyankov Kenneth J. Porrello

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

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

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LEADING CONTRIBUTORS Steppenwolf Ensemble Fund multi-year commitment to Steppenwolf’s artistic development Grand Patrons Julie and Roger Baskes Joyce Chelberg The Davee Foundation The Harris Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. King Harris Kathy Harris Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Szokol Mr. and Mrs. William Friend Mr. and Mrs. John Harris John Hart and Carol Prins Liz and Eric Lefkofsky The Negaunee Foundation Helen Zell Distinguished Patrons Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior Henry and Leigh Bienen Betty Bradshaw Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly Amy and Cameron Findlay Richard and Mary L. Gray Bob and Amy Greenebaum Steven D. Loucks Jim and Kay Mabie Holly and Matt Maloney Lynn Lockwood and Barrett B. Murphy Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst Season Production Support Allstate Insurance Company Ameriprise Financial Douglas R. Brown Phil and Mary Beth Canfield The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Elizabeth H. Connelly ComEd Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Donald and Anne Edwards Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill Ethel and Bill Gofen Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Marian, Fruman and Lisa Jacobson Melcher Charitable Foundation National Endowment for the Arts

Northern Trust The Orlebeke Foundation PwC Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Merle Reskin Robert and Louise Sanborn Harry and Susan Seigle Matthew Shapiro and Jacqueline Podewils Toni Sandor Smith Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Bill and Orli Staley New Plays, New Artists, New Audiences The Davee Foundation The Edgerton Foundation The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Prince Charitable Trusts Time Warner Foundation Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation Zell Family Foundation Steppenwolf for Young Adults Allstate Insurance Company Alphawood Foundation Archer Daniels Midland Company Paul M. Angell Foundation Helen Brach Foundation Douglas R. Brown Ann and Richard Carr Citi Private Bank City of Chicago: Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events The Crown Family Nora Daley and Sean Conroy Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot The Field Foundation of Illinois Mary and Paul Finnegan Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Joan Hall Illinois Tool Works Foundation J.P. Morgan Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Tracy Letts Doug and Cynthia McKeen Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy The Negaunee Foundation Northern Trust Charitable Trust Polk Bros. Foundation Robert and Louise Sanborn Dr. Scholl Foundation Steppenwolf Associates United Airlines

2017/18 SEASON SPONSORS Professional Leadership Programs & Multicultural Fellowship American Express Joyce Foundation Veterans’ Night Gary Sinise Foundation Major Support of General Operations and Special Projects Buchanan Family Foundation Julius Frankel Foundation The Reva & David Logan Foundation John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Prince Charitable Trusts Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert Rhoades Foundation Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Smart Family Foundation Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust The Wallace Foundation The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust Lead Underwriter of fundraising for The Campaign for Steppenwolf 2017 Gala Allstate Insurance Company Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Exelon PwC DLA Piper LLP (US) and Mendelsohn Legal Greenberg Traurig LLP Grosvenor Capital Management Mrs. John M. Hartigan The Negaunee Foundation Cameron and Amy Findlay 2016/17 Steppenwolf Salutes Women In The Arts Luncheon BMO Harris Bank Official Exclusive Airline United Airlines

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 2016/17 season is generously sponsored by: Grand Benefactors

Benefactors

2017/18 CORPORATE ARTS COUNCIL Steppenwolf’s Corporate Arts Council brings together a community of smart, innovative companies to connect in a unique, exciting environment here at the theater. Supporting Steppenwolf’s mission to champion new talent within the theater, the Corporate Arts Council engages members throughout the year to network, entertain, and give back. Leading Members Allstate Insurance Company, Meghan Sporleder Ameriprise Financial, Patricia Moll Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ben Bard DLA Piper LLP (US), Katrina Hausfeld Exelon Corporation, Jason Decker J.P. Morgan, Kelly Epstein Northern Trust, Mark Taylor PwC, Vilma Chan

Members Aon, Nichole Barnes Mitchell Baker McKenzie, Ginger Partee Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Mark Filip Newcastle Limited, Michael Haney Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Brian Duwe Winston & Strawn LLP, Matthew R. Carter

Premier Members Faegre Baker Daniels, Patrick M. Miller Sidley Austin LLP, Elizabeth M. Schubert

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

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

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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. Julie Baskes Douglas R. Brown* Susan O. Berghoef Joyce Chelberg Robin Tennant Colburn Nora Daley* Jay Franke Caryn Harris* Liz Lefkofsky Jim Mabie Deborah Quazzo* 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. Amy Eshleman*, Chair Michael Bolton Sheila Chapman Beth Boosalis Davis* Jeremy Dunn Juliette Feld* Jane Fleming Paul Gaynor Larry Grimm John Hart* Solveig Herzum Lynn Lockwood Murphy* Nicole Losurdo Sybil Madison-Boyd Susan Noel Ashley Pettit Anne M. Phillips Donald J. Phillips II Deborah Quazzo* Robert Sanborn* Sydney Sidwell Jennifer Stuart Elliot A. Stultz* Annie Tully David Wagener Nina A. Winston Bobbi Zabel

Directors Circle Committee helps steward and grow the theater’s largest donor program. Frances E. Tuite, Chair Patricia Bobb Janyce D. Brengel Bryce Cooper Beth Boosalis Davis* Greg Desmond Ritu Dhingra Stacy Fleming Aimee Graham Julie Gustafson Mike Gustafson Rebecca Johnston Sherri Kayser Michael LaTona Susan Lichtenstein Stephanie Linn Beth Loeb Cathy Nathan Toni Sandor Smith Gail Steingold Gail Straus 2017 Gala Steppenwolf’s Gala Co-Chairs plan the signature fundraising event led by the theater’s Board of Trustees. Amy Eshleman* and Lori Lightfoot Cameron* and Amy Findlay Susan and David* Mendelsohn Jon Michael Hill* Tim Hopper and Karen Viola Amy Morton and Rob Milburn

Women in the Arts Luncheon Committee spearheads our annual fundraising event, honoring leading artists in theater, film and television. Vilma Chan Elizabeth H. Connelly* Keating Crown* Nora Daley* Mary A. Dempsey Amy Eshleman* Noreen Gallagher Julie Jensen Donna La Pietra* Liz Lefkofsky Mary Ludford* Dr. Lisa McGrady Lynn Lockwood Murphy* Deborah Quazzo* Stephanie B. Smith* Elliot A. Stultz* Helen Zell* Young Adult Council, a unique after-school program for high school students, immerses them in Steppenwolf’s operations and organizes events for their peers around Steppenwolf productions. Meitav Aaron Jocelyn Arrieta Ayaan Asthana Rachel Bynum Desiree Cobbins Ines Garcia Rory Hayes Gwyneth Lemaster Jiamon London Liliana Mastroianni Lilian McGrady Zosia Nowak Kealoha Ogunseitan Amber O’Sullivan Nikhil Patel Diana Pham Sarah Powers Giezi Salazar Jairo Saucedo Tia Smith Tyra Smith Karen Sylvester Ramman Takhsh Holden Thomas Jenifer Trujillo Anika Waco Natalie Wexler

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

Grand Benefactors ($100,000+) Allstate Insurance Company* City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events The Crown Family‡ The Davee Foundation‡ Lefkofsky Family Foundation‡ John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation‡* The Negaunee Foundation Shubert Foundation, Inc. Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust‡ United Airlines The Wallace Foundation‡ Zell Family Foundation ‡ Benefactors ($50,000 – $99,999) Anonymous Alphawood Foundation Paul M. Angell Foundation The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Chicago Community Trust ComEd Edgerton Foundation Julius Frankel Foundation The Harris Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. King Harris Kathy Harris Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Szokol Mr. and Mrs. William Friend Mr. and Mrs. John Harris J.P. Morgan* The Joyce Foundation‡ Laurents/Hatcher Foundation The Reva & David Logan Foundation Michael Maloney and Christine Zyzda Naja Maltezos National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust* Polk Bros. Foundation* PwC Smart Family Foundation of Illinois Time Warner Foundation Vinci Producers ($25,000 – $49,999) Anonymous (2) American Express Ameriprise Financial Archer Daniels Midland Company Capri Capital Partners, LLC DLA Piper LLP (US) The Field Foundation of Illinois

Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Greenberg Traurig LLP Grosvenor Capital Management BMO Harris Bank* Illinois Arts Council, a state agency The Orlebeke Foundation Pfingsten Partners, L.L.C PNC Prince Charitable Trusts J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation Searle Family Trust Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust Seigle Family Foundation Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation Sidley Austin LLP Gary Sinise Foundation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Patrons ($10,000 – $24,999) Anonymous (2) Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Ambassador Chicago Aon Baker McKenzie Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc. BNY Mellon Wealth Management Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois The Boeing Company Helen Brach Foundation Buchanan Family Foundation The Canning Foundation CME Group Foundation Citadel LLC Mary Dempsey, {tab} Philip H. Corboy Foundation CRC Swett Henry Crown and Company Dover Foundation Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Faegre Baker Daniels Graycor, Inc. Green Courte Partners, LLC GrubHub Hotel Indigo Hotel Lincoln Illinois Tool Works Foundation Kirkland & Ellis LLP Make It Better Media

* Corporations and foundations that have made employee matching gifts

‡ Multi-year pledge

McKinsey & Company, Inc. Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation Melcher Charitable Foundation Mendelsohn Legal, Inc. Newcastle Limited Norcon, Inc. Rhoades Foundation Ropes & Gray LLP Sage Foundation Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Dr. Scholl Foundation Siragusa Family Foundation The Smithburg Family Foundation John and Carol Walter Family Foundation William Blair & Company, LLC Winston & Strawn, LLP Sustainers ($5,000 – $9,999) Baird Modestus Bauer Foundation Baxter International Inc.* Citi Private Bank John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Irving Harris Foundation Hub International Ice Miller LLP Karkomi Family Foundation Nordstrom PERT Foundation Louis & Nellie Sieg Fund Sponsors ($2,500-$4,999) Amsted Industries Foundation The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation FROST New Horizon Foundation Sahara Enterprises, Inc. Richard and Ellen Sandor Family Foundation Suite Home Chicago Westside Mechanical Group Guarantors ($1,000 – $2,499) Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP Innovative Benefits Consultants The Ira & Janina Marks Charitable Foundation Lillian H. Florsheim Foundation Mohican Petroleum Inc Plante Moran Resolute Consulting LLC Rochman Charitable Foundation Starshak Winzenburg TTX Company

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ENDOWMENT SPONSORS Hope Abelson Fund for New Play Development

Richard and Mary L. Gray Production Endowment Fund

Artistic Endowment established through the Leading National Theatres Program, a joint initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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

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

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Daniel E. McLean National and International Production Fund

DIRECTORS CIRCLE 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

Avy and Marcie Stein Sustaining Fund for the Ensemble Steppenwolf Board Designated Endowment Fund

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

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

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

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

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Marjorie Douglas James F. Oates Andrea Romain and Cleo V. Orthel

Rose L. Shure Nancy L. Wald

The generosity of Steppenwolf’s Directors Circle members annually provides vital support for Steppenwolf’s many streams of artistic and community programming. In recognition of their contributions, members receive complimentary subscriptions with VIP ticketing services and are invited to private events with the artists of Steppenwolf. Donors with ‡ have made a generous multi-year pledge. To join this distinguished group, call Jessica Gretch at 312-654-5672 or e-mail directorscircle@steppenwolf.org. Premier Patrons ($50,000+) Anonymous Julie and Roger Baskes‡ Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior‡ Leigh and Henry Bienen‡ Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein Douglas R. Brown Ann and Richard Carr Joyce Chelberg‡ Elizabeth H. Connelly Caroline and Keating Crown Nora Daley and Sean Conroy‡ Rich and Margery Feitler Amy and Cameron Findlay‡ King and Caryn Harris‡ John Hart and Carol Prins‡ Pam and Dennis D. Howarter Liz and Eric Lefkofsky‡ Mary and Bill Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr. Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Randy and Susi Rowe Robert and Louise Sanborn Anna D. Shapiro and Ian Barford Elliot A. Stultz Helen Zell‡ Grand Patrons ($25,000 – $49,999) Phil and Mary Beth Canfield Kent and Liz Dauten Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly‡ Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot Ethel and Bill Gofen Leslie and Matthew Gray Richard and Mary L. Gray‡ Bob and Amy Greenebaum‡ Mrs. John M. Hartigan Marian, Fruman and Lisa Jacobson Nancy A. Lauter Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy‡ Steven D. Loucks‡ Jim and Kay Mabie‡ Holly and Matt Maloney‡ Mr. and Ms. David E. Mendelsohn

L. Heather Mitchell and Kenny Mitchell Christopher and Eileen Murphy Pam and Ashley Netzky Merle Reskin Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Manny Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez Sue and Harry Seigle Matthew Shapiro and Jacqueline Podewils Bill and Orli Staley John and Carol Walter Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst‡

Anne and Don Phillips Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Ms. Elizabeth Schubert Stephanie B. Smith and Gerald Smith Toni Sandor Smith Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Bryan Traubert and Penny Pritzker Frances E. Tuite Tom and Blaine Wells Nina B. Winston Ronald and Geri Yonover

Distinguished Patrons ($10,000 – $24,999) Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Berman Betty Bradshaw Michael and Cathy Brennan Mr. and Ms. John A. Canning, Jr. Julie and Bill Casserly Mr. and Mrs. A. Steven Crown Beth Boosalis Davis and Maxwell S. Davis Mary A. Dempsey, Philip H. Corboy Foundation Donald and Anne Edwards Becki and Scott Etzler Juliette Feld and Andrew Grossman Mary and Paul Finnegan Stacy and Ian Fleming John and Katherine Fox Gordon and Wendy Gill Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill Valerie and Paul Goodrich Aimee Graham and Nigel Caine Joan Hall Jon Michael Hill Perry and Cathy Iverson Jeffrey Maling and Rebecca Johnston Brad and Kim Keywell Tracy Letts Kate and William Macdonald Cynthia Luse-McKeen and Douglas McKeen Janet Melk Verett Mims Ashley and Noah Pettit

Patrons ($5,000 – $9,999) Anonymous (4) Carina Abbaticchio and Christine Hermosisima Loren Almaguer and Frank Gerleve Mr. and Mrs. Jack Angelo Mr. and Ms. David Arch Andy and Sue Arnold Gerry Barad and Sharon Ehrens Kevin Boehm and Courtney Moon Janyce D. Brengel Lois Browning Gia and Isaac Colunga Jerry and Josephine Conlon Liam and Francesca Connell Maurice Fantus and Judith Aiello Laura and Scott Eisen Mary M. Emerson Tom and Pat Erickson Kenneth and Bonnie Feld Dr. and Mrs. Jane Fleming Ms. Joan Harris Mrs. Louise Hart Michael and Mona Heath Fund Judy and Jay Heyman David Hiller Adam and Denise Hoeflich George A. Joseph and Carolyn Bateman‡ David and Susan Kalt Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck Jen and Brad Keck Pamela Kendall-Rijos and John Rijos

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…cont’d Directors Circle

Stephen Kriegel and Family Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad Christine and Michael LaTona Mr. Marvin J. Leavitt and Ms. Susan Karkomi Susan Lichtenstein and John Rokacz Alec and Jennifer Litowitz Brian Lukanic and Kelly Dixon Amos and Anat Madanes Don and Melinda Marshall Howard and Sandy Nagelberg Mr. and Ms. Dave Obenauer Dale and Loretta Pierson Jennifer and Perry Pinto Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall‡ Burton X. and Sheli Rosenberg Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Rosenfeld Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr. David and Susan Schmid Mr. and Ms. Ilan Shalit Jeffrey Singer and Patricia Carman Steven Smith Marcie and Avy Stein Gail and Eugene Steingold Edward A. Studzinski Jacqueline Tilton Richard and Elaine Tinberg Michael and January Ward Robert and Susan Warrington Dr. David Wasserman Lorrayne and Steve Weiss Philip Zadeik and Elizabeth Krepps Sustainers ($2,500 – $4,999) Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. John Aalbregtse Kathi and Roger Adams Jack J. Adrian Mr. Anjan Asthana Paula Ausick Sharon Baker John and Caroline Ballantine Gustavo Bamberger and Martha Van Haitsma Solomon and Camila Barnett Bob and Trish Barr Lawrence Bass and Paula Sneed Martha and Al Belmonte Alan and Nancy Berry Norman and Virginia Bobins Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski‡ Benjamin Bove Doug Bradbury Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Braun Robert and Mary Briscoe

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Mr. Thomas M. Burke Michael and Merle Cahan David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo Bobby Cannavale Kathleen and Robert Carey Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green Carol and Douglas Cohen Michael and Edie Cohen Kate Cornelius-Schecter Deb and Denny Cowhey Patricia Cox, Katie and Will Hunckler James Curley Carl and Cynthia Curry Judy and Tapas K. Das Gupta Diane Dawson Greg Desmond and Michael Segobiano Bill and Cindee Dietz Philip and Marsha Dowd Drs. Thomas E. Durica and Susan Jacob Dr. Steven B. Edelstein George Engeln Randall Fearnow and Beth Compton Roxanne Hori and Robert Felsenthal Steven Florsheim and Jennifer Friedes Lisa and John Folkers Daniel J. Rubin and Karen Frederick Kate and Michael Fridholm Kate Friedlob Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Friedman David and Noreen Ann Gallagher Matt and Lindsay Garrison Gary L. Gephart Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg Richard Ginsberg and Natalie Tessler Bob and Carol Goldberg Sheila and Tom Gorey Sue and Melvin Gray The Green Family Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Greenberg‡ William and Nanci Greene Mr. William Gritsonis James and Brenda Grusecki M. Julie and Michael Gustafson Jack and Sandra Guthman Ginger and Del Hall Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa Marcy and Harry Harczak

Pam and David Harrington Marlene and Sonny Hersh David Kistenbroker and Cynthia Heusing Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Hill The Hirschfields Ann S. Hoenig and Jonathan L. Hoenig Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall Paul and Mariana Ingersoll Patricia Jeffers Craig and Heidi Johnson Stephen Johnson Timothy B. Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley Jeffrey and Lisa Jozwiak Jeremy Kaufman and Vered Hankin Reis and Sherri Kayser Adam and Renee Keats Andrew Keyt Jim and Sue Klein Jonathan Klein and Susan Cohn Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Korbet MD Raminder and Vinay Kumar Carol and Jerome Lamet Jody LaVoie Tanya Levshina and Ilya Volvovski Ms. Stephanie F. Linn and Dr. Seth B. Krantz Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lowe Mark and Frances Mann Tarell Alvin McCraney Andrew R. McGaan Mr. and Ms. Paul McGrady Lyn McKeaney Becky and Bob McLennan Kevin and Beth McMeen Ellie and Bob Meyers Amy Laiken and Tim Michel Mr. and Mrs. Steve Monieson Jean and Jordan Nerenberg Bob and Joyce O’Malley Susan and Ted Oppenheimer Elizabeth Orelup and Lawrence Sonntag Carrie and Matthew Parr Amy and Brent Peebles Simon and Kim Perutz Ms. Sherri Pincus Patricia Pippert and Steven Redfield Avi and Joan Porat Andrew and Judy L. Porte Bradley and Patricia Reid Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg Mrs. Robert Reum

Trisha Rooney Ms. Doris D. Roskin George and Kimberly Ruhana Mitchell Sabshon Carlo and Lalie Scandiuzzi Howard and Gail Schaffner Matthew and Tina Schubert David and Judith L. Sensibar Mark and Kimberly Shadle Michael Shapiro and Deb Gohr Shapiro Ms. Virginia Simmons Robert and Nancy Singleton Mr. Erik Smith and Ms. Edith Gregson Matthew Steinmetz Kristin and Stan Stevens Kelly and Jami Stone Judy Sugarman Sue and Timothy Sullivan Mark and Leah Taylor James E. Thompson John and Maribeth Totten Nick Trakas and Marc Cerone Kelly and Jay Tunney Reed and Rosemary Tupper Donna and Dirk Vos Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wanda Carey Weiss and Karen Pierce Jane and Greg Wintroub Elizabeth Wohlleb Elizabeth A. Ziegler Robert and Leslie Zimmerman Benefactors ($1,500 – $2,499) Anonymous (7) Karen and Scott Alexander Polly Allen Nicholas and Kathleen Amatangelo Kimball Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Robert C. Anderson George and Debbie Angelillo Stephanie and Dana Arnett Jeffrey S. Arnold and Ellen J. Neely Edgar Bachrach Richard and Janice Bail Andy and Stephanie Baker‡ Yuri and Elena Balasanov Catherine Bannister Merrill and Alice Barden Cynthia Barginere Sandra Bass Bruce and Debbie Bentcover Shirley and Tom Berchou‡ Susen H. and James C. Berg Ron and Colleen Bess Jeff Bethke and Leah Vaselopulos Nicholas Biederman

Ms. Shannon M. Binder and Mr. Rob Friess Jon Blanc Shaun and Andy Block Mr. David Blowers, Jr. Patricia C. Bobb Stanley and Anne Boychuck Marjorie Bransfield Reid Brody and Sally Schwartz-Brody Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brooks Dawn and Harmon Brown George and Joyce Brown‡ David and Michelle Buck John D. and Leslie Henner Burns Timothy Burroughs and Barbara Smith Joseph and Cory Cancila‡ Sheila J. Chapman Dr. Rosalyn A. Chrenka and Mr. Ralph P. Maffucci Michael and Stephanie Chu Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke Keith and Barbara Clayton James and Julie Coffman Thomas and Kathleen Coleman Steven and Caralynn Collens Ed Cook and Melissa Perrett Cook‡ J. Gorman Cook and Carole Kohout Bryce Cooper Merle R. Cooper Lisa and Brian Cornell Winnie and Bob Crawford Dean and Lori Czuma Stephen F. Danziger Nancy Dehmlow Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher Scott Delman Donald Deutsch Gautam and Ritu Dhingra Roberta S. Dillon Carmelita Dockery, ABD Patricia and Richard Doonan Raymond and Marybeth Drake Erin and Ian Drury James and Kelly Epstein Juliet and Marc Fallah Demitri and Pamela Fardelos David and Mary Farkas Harris J. Feldman, M.D. Carol and Steven Felsenthal Mr. and Mrs. Richard Filler Cory and Cyndi Fosco Jim and Sandy Freeburg Kathryn C. Froney Leonard Gail and Robin Steans Denise Michelle Gamble Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner

Lisa Garling and Jeff Miller Jim Gattone Gigi Gamauf and Dr. Joseph Gavron Tom and Beth Garrow‡ Terri and Stephen Geifman Steven M. Gerschoffer Susan and John Gibbons Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser Elizabeth Glassman Charlie and Mary Gofen Jennifer and Isaac Goldman Dr. Paul Goldstein and Ms. Nasrin Mahani Sue-Gray Goller Laurence and Carrie Grant Mary and Jim Greene Kathleen and Adam Greetis Suzanne Gylfe Alyce Paris Victoria and Charles Harris‡ Stacie R. Hartman Dorothy Harza Lois and Marty Hauselman Mark and Joelle Hayes Jean Heller Sandra L. Helton and Norman M. Edelson Richard and Elaine Heuberger Midge and Frank Heurich Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hibel Grayson Holmbeck Dr. Matthew and Kimberly Horowitz Arnold and Judith Horwich‡ Holly E. Humphreys Nicole and Pedro Irazoqui Mary Ittelson John Ittner and Jennifer Van Dyke Craig “CJ” Jensen and Craig Dannenbrink Ed Jeske and John Hern David Kathman Dr. Claudia Anne Katz Aviva Katzman and Morris Mauer Judith and Jerry Kaufman Mary Ann and Mark Kaufman Thomas E Keim Sheryl and Tom Keith‡ Peter and Susan Kelly Chris Kendrick and Kasturi Haldar Gerould and Jewell Kern Helen J. Kessler Patricia and Wayne Kik‡ Mike and Leslie King Harry Kinzie Tom Klarquist and Steve Somora Stephanie and Peter Klein Jean Klingenstein

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…cont’d Directors Circle

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knauff Jeffrey Koh Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Koldyke Suzy Krueckeberg Mr. Matthew Kutcher and Ms. Rebecca Richards Gerald R. Lanz and Lisa Kearns Lanz Tom and Renee Lavallee Ron and Kim Lemar Travis Lenkner and Erin Delaney Bernard and Averill Leviton Wil Lewis Dr. Paul M. Lisnek Beth Loeb Dr. Carl Gustas and Jan Logan Abby and George Lombardi Diane and Alejandro Longoria Fran Lambros and John Lowry‡ Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve‡ Dorothy and Oren Lund Michael Maloney and Christine Zyzda Naja Maltezos Arlene Manelli Sandy and Jerry Manne Barbara and Larry Margolis Christine and David Markovitz The Masnato Family Eric and Sarah Mayeda Jim and Lynn McClure Lee and Joyce McCullough Bob and Barb McCullough Dr. Janis Mendelsohn Randi Merel and Allen LeHew Michael and Susan Miller Dr. George and Maureen Miz Martin Modahl and Lauren Conway Blake and Debra Moritz‡ Lorna Filippini Mindy Munson Patrick J. Nash, Jr. Cathy and Robert Nathan Judy Neafsey and Terry Conway David Ellis and Hope Nightingale Mary Nolen Peg O’Connor Joe O’Leary Bridget R. O’Neill Susan and George Obermaier Gary and Marcie Ochs Mr. Tony Olson Sandra and Mark Ostler Brian A. Paetow and Gretchen K. Beetner Jim and Sue Pajakowski

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Mr. Jared Palmer and Ms. Lisa Frank Mr. Deep Patel and Ms. Nisha Begwani Mr. and Mrs. Todd Paul Sandra and Michael Perlow Raymond Perry John and Christine Pfeiffer Dr. Susan Burland and George Plumb Kate Pokorny and Steve Waszak‡ Mary Beth and Terry Porter Sylvia J. Pozarnsky and Tom Riley Elliott Quigley Paul Rauch and Frank Cozzi Linda Reid Mr. and Mrs. Jerald F. Richman Ms. Lauri Riggen Susan and Edwin Ritts John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher Carol and Riney Robertson Randy and Betsy Rochman Dr. Jeff Rosen and Ms. Gail Rosen Hilary Rosenthal Dr. Abbie Roth and Sandra Gladstone Roth Holly B. Rothschild Janet and Philip Rotner Alan Gordon Rottman Bob Rowe and Mary Senesac Marilynn Rubio Mrs. Joanne Ruxin John Ryan Ms. Rebecca Ryerson Francis C. Sadac Ms. Carol S. Sadow A. Sue Samuels Richard and Susan Sanders Pamela and Fred Sasser Paul Scavone and Donna Pawlus Michelle Maton and Mike Schaeffer Stephanie Scharf and David Taber‡ Joseph Scheper and Kevin Ray Michelle Schlack Ms. E. Jane Schmitz Alan Kozlowski and John Schuchert Carla M. Scott Diana and Richard Senior Surendra and Dorothie Shah Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner Hope and Jeffrey Sheffield Judy and Jeffrey Silverman Ms. Julia Simpson James and Mary Jo Slykas Heather and Adam Smedstad‡

Melissa and Chuck Smith Neil Smith Family Ron and Leslie Smith Sharon Specht Nicole Stavish Lawrence Stone and Margaret Jongleux Gail and John Straus Mary Stowell and Jim Streicker Lauren and Steve Strelsin Lisa Sullivan Ms. Sarah Swain and Mr. John Hart Dr. and Mrs. James V. Talano Ilene Patty and Tom Terpstra Mrs. Vernon B. Thomas Carrie Thoms The Tipton Family The Toledo-Hoyer Family Greg and Mary Tuite Scott and Adriane Turow Brady I. Twiggs Tali and Liat Tzur Marilee Unruh Betty Vandenbosch Shawn VanDerziel and Jay Clarke John and Julie Varga Erika Nelson and David Wagener Mr. Allan Waite The Wake Family Ken Wanlass and Sara Kim and Scott Wayne Nick and Nora Weir Anne and Jay Whipple Jack and Keli Wildermuth Jon Will and Ada Mary Gugenheim‡ Andre Williams Jessica and Jeff Wisniewski‡ Sherry Wolfe Joe Wolnski and Jane Christino Richard and Mary Woods Bobbi Zabel Eileen and David Zampa Alexandra Zaporozec and John Roussos Mr. and Ms. Michael Zdeb Andrew Zwetz

ANNUAL FUND Steppenwolf thanks the many supporters who help bridge the gap between annual operating costs and ticket sales. We regret that, due to space limitations, we are unable to recognize gifts below $150. To all our benefactors, we thank you for making possible another season of engaging, provocative theater. Make your gift today by visiting steppenwolf.org/support or calling Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617. Gifts are as of July 14, 2017. Producers ($1,000 – $1,499) Anonymous (2) Mr. and Ms. Mark Ahern Kate Arrington Mr. and Mrs. Paul Audrain Ted and Robbie Beaty † Scott and Carla Benigni Lois J. Bider Marjorie Bransfield Lin Brehmer Robert and Joell Brightfelt Ms. Blair Brown Susan Buchanan and Steve Brown Janet Burch John Butler and John VanderLinden Gregory C. Cameron Ray Capitanini Mr. Robert Clifford Clyde C. Compton Liese Dallbauman Mr. and Mrs. Adam DeWitt Amina Dickerson Michele and George Dragisity Rachel Dvorken and Harry Rosenberg, Jr. Joan and John Dysart Jennifer M. Ellin Brian Fabes and Lisa Schneider Fabes Peter Fischer Rebecca and Barry Friedland Lori Mae Frith Mr. and Mrs. Neil Gehani Terrence Glomski Deidra D. Gold Jonathan and Sarah Graham† The Greffin Family Shalini Hanoman Campbell and Joe Campbell Fay Hartog-Levin James and Anne Heger James LaForce and Stephen Henderson Rachel Henry Lina Hilko† Mr. and Ms. Bill Hughson William Ibe Carol Iden and Keith Iden Mr. Bradley Jarol Holly Johnston Mr. Jonathan Kahn and Ms. Susan Stone

Steve Kaplan and Carol Rubin Terry Kinney Mr. and Mrs. Dag Kittlaus Rachel Kraft Daniel Castellaneta and Deborah Lacusta Kevin Lane Bob and Pat Lavey † Daniel Laytin Jennifer and Bruce Lee Madeline and Steve Lesnick Patricia L. Levy Mr. Chris Liguori and Ms. Cathy Ross Anna and Robert A. Livingston Mark and Carol Lorenz Ms. Julia Luscombe Karyn Lutz Mr. and Ms. Paul Marks Drs. Brent and Susan Martin Ms. Roxanne Martino Joan and Jerry Matson Michael McCahey Michael E. McCaslin† Ms. Blair McGee Scott Johnson and Gary Metzner Mr. and Mrs. David Moes Amy Morton and Rob Milburn Mark and Lori Muller Ms. Katherine Nardin Mr. Mark Neil and Ms. Laurel Lipkin Howard and Cathy Niden Susan and Nicholas Noyes Barbara and Daniel O’Keefe Melissa Peralta Mr. Jim Perkins Linda Lowy and Jeff Perry Frank and Mary Phillips Brett Plyer Mr. Matthew Pritzker Fred and Karen Rhynders† Nina Riccardi Andrew Rovner Mr. and Ms. Kenneth Sacks Mr. and Ms. Bryan Sanders William B. Schildgen Mr. and Ms. Richard Schmitzer Mr. Michael Schnur and Ms. Janice Liten Michael Shannon Max and Bonnie Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. Scott Silverman Christine A. Slivon†

Ms. Anne-Marie St. Germaine Michael and Salme Harju Steinberg† Patty Sternberg Robert Stillman and Janet Surkin Sylvia and Joe Stone Brock and Jeanine Stout † Ms. Jennifer Stuart Anne Taft Ms. Ann Taylor and Mr. Stephen Skardon Mario and Traci Tricoci Ms. Ramona Ustian and Mr. Daniel Ustian Mr. and Mrs. Arun Veluchamy Erich Walch John W. Wheeler Steve and Bonnie Wheeler Brittany White Ms. Harriet White Mr. Gary Wilmes Susan and Bob Wislow Ensemble ($500 – $999) Anonymous (12) Linda Loving and Richard Aaronson Ms. Marianne Alkemade Richard and Jill Almeida Jim and Sheila Amend† Greg and Janine Amoroso Arthur and Rebecca Anderson Robert Anderson Mr. and Mrs. Cushman Andrews Ms. Elizabeth Antonucci Walter Aque Lorilyn Aquino† Jean Arrington John Asplin and Christine Orders Peggy Bagley and Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer Ms. Rebecca Balyasny Teri and Steve Barnett Stephanie and Barry Batson† Howard Bauchner Mr. and Mrs. Baughman Susan R. Benner Gene and Natalie Bernadoni Harriet and Howard N. Bernstein Adrian and Arta Beverly Beryl and David Bills† Mr. and Ms. Norm Bilow Mr. Jeremy Bird and Ms. Betsy Hoover

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Mr. and Mrs. Mark Birringer Ms. Nicole Bjornvick Marc D. Blakeman Gene and Lynne Blanc Ms. and Mr. Lena Blitstein Mr. and Mrs. Philip Block III R. Darrell Bock James Botana and Monica Khetarpal† Donald F. Bouseman Aldridge and Marie Bousfield Michael and Kate Bradie† Joey Breslow David Briggs† Ed Bucher † Bruce and Kate Burgun Jamie Bushman William Carpenter Mr. and Ms. Jack Carriglio Mr. and Mrs. Don Cella Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Chandler Debbie and John Chipman Dana Green and Thomas Clancy Betty Cleeland† Pam and Howard Conant Cheryl and Gary Conley Everett and Susan Conner † Jean Costigan Susan Craft Phyllis Cretors Maureen Crowley The Honorable John Cullerton and Ms. Pam Cullerton Lucy and Bill Dallman † Rathin Datta Richard and Lisette Davison Roxanne Decyk and Lew Watts† Mary and Daniel Deziel Austin Dias and Cherryl Troy Thomas A. Disanto Dorothy L. Domuray Raymond and Marybeth Drake† David Dranoff and Wendy Epstein Natalie Dudek† Thomas Duston Ellen Feinstein and Adam Engle† Erika Erich Mary Jo and Robert Fasan Kyle Fennell Ms. Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll Jim and Shellie Fisch Mr. and Ms. Mark Fisher Paul and Christine Fisher † Lois Farrell Fisher Jim and Yvonne Fogerty † Joanne Benazzi Friedland June Freidlich Thomas and Patricia Germino†

Dawn and Eddie Gershman William J. Gibbons Joseph Glaser and Jessica Schneider Glaser Keith Goggin Jaye and John Golanty † Sam Goodman Leo and Linda Gordon Chester Gougis and Shelley Ochab John S. Mrowiec and Karen Granda Dedrea Gray Dr. Kitty Green Michael and Lisa Greenfield James and Lynn Grogan† Mr. and Ms. Dave Grossman Madeline Grynsztejn and Tom Shapiro Marie Gunn† Kim and Randy Hack Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hacker † Linda Halperin Bill Hamilton Chester and Phyllis Handelman Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hartlieb Liz Hartong Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harvey Rachel Hatch Jean Hawkinson James and Margot Hinchliff Ms. Marilyn Hirsch and Mr. Zvi Noy Anne Linsdau-Hoeppner and Walter F. Hoeppner III Patrick and Kristina Hourihane Mr. and Mrs. Craig Huffman Karen Hunken† Patricia Hurley Clare and Mark Hurrelbrink† Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hutchinson† Jean Perkins and Leland Hutchinson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hyter Sandy Ihm and Ken Belcher Tim Jackson Tim Jaster Ms. Rachelle Jervis Mr. Scott Johnstone James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Todd H. Jones Laura and Eric Jordahl Melvin and Annie Kahn Dr. and Mrs. Bobby Kathuria Charles Katzenmeyer Polly Kawalek Dr. Susan A. Kecskes† Ms. Mary Kemen

Jim Kemmerer † Rita Kerns Jeffrey Kerr Mr. William Kerr David and Sharon Kessler Thad King Sylvia and John Kinney Diane and Barry Kirschenbaum Ms. Monica Kline Mr. and Mrs. David Knapp Ms. Leslie Kondziela Electra D. Kontalonis Rob and Laura Kozloff Nadiya Kreynin Beth L. Kronfeld and Matthew D. Means Ms. Kim Kumiega Terri Lacy Marvin and Carol Lader George M. Langlois, Ph.D.† Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci† Laura and Pat Lederer Peter and Judith Lederer Sheila Fields Leiter Catherine Leyser † Fran and Chuck Licht † Stacy and Peter Lindau Ms. Kirsten Livingston Judy and George Lowman Sybil Madison-Boyd and Nathan Boyd David Marker and Georgann Joseph George and Nancy Matkov Sheila and Mark Matuscak Robert and Eleanor M. McAllister Mike and Cindy McCabe Elisabeth and Michael McHugh† Hugh and Marybeth McLean Rich McNelis Sheila and Harvey Medvin Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mercurio Susan Messing James Milbery and Anna De Augustine Margaret Minneman Marcus and Ashley Mintz Mr. Chris Mollet Liz Morgan Rick and Joyce Morimoto† Corinne S. Morrissey Walter Nathan Joan Neil Wendy Norris Emily and Hank Neuberger Terri and Chuck Nevins

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

quarterly gift to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior 40 The Rembrandt acting and risk-taking work.

Michael and Charlotte Newberger Lynne Considene Nieman Jim Norman Mr. and Mrs. Charles Norwesh Susan and Larry Nutson Ralph and Victoria Nuzzo Ann and Dan O’Brien Mary Pat O’Brien Dennis J. O’Keefe and Mary Jo Barrett John and Joy O’Malley Mr. Tom O’Neill and Ms. Ann David Roberta Olshansky Ms. Savi Pai Patricia Parchem and Candace Zimmerman Jana R. O’Brien and Wayne T. Parman John and Roberta Paskvalich Thomas Pawlik and Ava Cohn Susan A. Payne Mr. Tom Pearl Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Pearsall Margaret Pendry † Stacy Pepper John Pintozzi Mark Piznarski Frank C. Pond† Camelia and Andrei Pop† V. Pristera, Jr.† Richard Ralph Jeff and Susan Rashid Vladimir and Deb RasinHill-Rom Gabriel and Dorit Raviv Mr. and Mrs. Sal Razi William and Tracy Reeder P. Kevin Reidy † Lisa Remby Mr. Bryan Rheude Laura Riddle and John Mariano Mr. and Ms. Jeff Robbins Stephen and Caryn Robin Steve Rodichok and Renee Gattone† James and Trude Roselle Honey and Howard Rosenfeld Richard Rosenthal and Patricia deBoom Joe Ross and Jean Shutler † Lisa and Doug Rosskamm T. Marshall Rousseau Mrs. Susan B. Rubnitz Ms. Breda Rugai Ms. Shilpa Rupani Sujaya and Prem Rupani Diana and Ed Ruthman Ms. Carol Ryan Bettylu and Paul Saltzman John R. Samolis

Mr. John Sandwick and Ms. Cynthia Van Osdol Mr. Hari Santhanam Brett Saternus and Elizabeth Marklein Ms. Beth Satterfield Bill Savage Jane E. Schaafsma Susan Schaalman Youdovin and Charlie Shulkin† Jim and Marguerite Schellentrager Allison and Charles Scherer Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Schewe Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schield Cynthia Schilsky Richard and Betty Seid Carmita and George Semaan Jeff and Sonia Semenchuk† Ms. Erica Semrad Leslie Shad and Joe Brennan Luna Okada and Wynn Sheade† Cathy Shelko† Mr. and Mrs. David R. Shevitz Peter and Colleen Sichrovsky † Mr. Richard Smart Ms. Melissa Smith Mr. and Ms. Vik Sohoni Ron Sorini and Desiree Tucker-Sorini Ms. and Mr. Sparks Seena and Carey Stein Cathy and Jon Stein† Tricia and Kevin Stewart Liz Stiffel Linda and John Stock Dr. Lauren Streicher and Mr. Jason Brett Yvonne Sutor † Tim and Beth Swanson Vivian Tedford Dick and Alice Teutsch Jeff Thomas and Rebecca Coleman† Ms. Marie Tillman and Mr. Joe Shenton Richard Tobiason† Fred Tokowitz Mr. and Mrs. Tony Toulouse Edward and Edith Turkington Howard and Jane Tyner Anne Van Wart and Michael Keable Mr. Nathan Vanderploeg Jennifer D. Vidis Mark Wachhloz Lillian and Steven Walanka Michael and Gere Warnecke Laura and Bob Watson† Elissa B. Weaver Mr. Chuck Wehland and Ms. Gina Tabacchi

Hava and Ariel Weissberg Mr. and Mrs. Michael Wertz Adam and Jamie Weyeneth Joanne Wiedemann-Wolf Ms. Michele Willmott Gary and Modena Wilson† Matthew Wilson and Anne Posner Mark and Christie Wilson† Melani and Pete Wilson Jodie Winnett † Ruth Winter Esther and Stanley Wojcicki Ms. Sarah R. Wolff and Mr. Joel L. Handelman Mr. John Wunderlich Karen and Douglas Yade Steve and Arna Yastrow Judith Youngs Liang Zhang Designers ($250 – $499) Anonymous (61) Thomas W. Abendroth and Terri L. Mascherin Nancy Abshire Fadi Abuelroos Jeannie L. Adams Mary Lee and Ryan Kruidenier † Craig Ahmer † Philip and June Aimen† Ava and Jake Aldebert † Thomas B. Aldrich III and Monica Jung Ken and Mary Ellen Alexander Mr. Adham Aljahmi Ms. Denise Allen Ms. Sandra Allen Ms. Evvie Alter David and Jill Altman† Alfred and Lynn Altschul Donna Gay Anderson† Mary and Paul F. Anderson Roni Anderson Teresa Andresen Cedric H. Antosiewicz and Margaret M. Gudenas Mr. Mario Aranda Mr. Matt Arcaro Ms. Jennifer Arneson Deborah Ashen and Cara Meiselman† Jessica Ashley and Ethan Ashley-Ferguson† Kathleen Austin† Mr. and Ms. Mark Baby Linda A. Bacci† James and Colleen Bailey † Spencer and Daniel Baker Michael and Julie Baker † Ann and William Baker John and Sharon Baldwin

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…cont’d Annual Fund

JC Bardzil† M. Z. Barnes Joan C Barnhart † Warren and Beverly Bartel Mr. and Mrs. Doug Bartels Mia A. and Scott Bass Christina Batorski Laura M. Batzer † Mr. Walter Bayer Thomas Bearrows and Holly Hirst Daniel and Kimberly Beck† Mr. and Mrs. Eric Belcher Lawrence Bell Mr. and Mrs. Brad Bemiss† Julie and Howard Benario Katie Benedict † R.L. Benton John and Taru Berg Julian and Joan Berman Zina Berman Louis Bernstein Mr. Jonathan Berry Amy and Randy Bertalan Ms. Stacia Beyl Lois and Stanley Birer Dee and Dick Bittman John Blackburn and Bill Gilmer Frances and Ed Blair John Blair and Liz Buchanan Nicholas J Blair Terry Blake and Deborah Maue† Bernard and Nancy Blayer Dan Bleil Laura and Richard Blessen† Blitzke and Grogan† Anthony Boggiano Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bolas Linda Bolte Willard and Helen Boris The Bots Family † Bob and Sue Bowker Jeff Boyce† Kathryn and Carl Boyens† Kevin and Michele Bradley † Ms. Stasia Brannon Mrs. John J. Bransfield, Jr. Karen Breen Elia and Louis M. Elia† Mr. and Mrs. Tim Brinkley Tim Brogla and Laura Demoor Betty Brooks Frank Brooks and Andrea Twiss-Brooks† Tom and Mary-Doug Brown Tom and Katie Brown William and Margaret Brown Leslie Buchbinder Ms. Cynthia Buckley Rony and Tom Buckley Rita Buczynska

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Megan Bui† Dr. Steven R. Bussolari John Byrd Robert and Cheryl Byron John and Libby Cady Amy Kruzan Callahan Mr. Thomas Campbell Katie and Carl Canino Erika and Noah Carey Susan Carle Barry Joseph Carlson Fairbank and Lynne Carpenter Sharon Carr William and Nancy Casey Gadiel Castro-Zapata and Andrew McLaughlin Beverly and Dennis Cavanaugh Bob and Kathy Chandler † Helen and Paul Chang David Chaudoir † Bill Chenetti and Margaret Stokes Stephen and Jane Chernof Lisa Chigas Ms. Ann Chiumino Gerry and Carol Chrisman Anthony Churchill† Richard Clarey James Clark and Christina Labate T. C. Clark Carol and Michael Clarke Bente Clausen† Cobble Family Zac and Lesley N. Cochran James Cohn Natalie Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Coleman Jerry Collins Ms. Joan Colmar Bob Connealy and Heather Seidelman Viki Conner † Sigrid Connor Eduardo and Caroline Conrado† Ms. Antonia Contro Dan and Kim Cook† Erin Cook Robert Cook Michael and Cynthia Cooper Osvaldo Corral† John Costello and Sally Clair Arlene and Harvey Coustan Mr. Roy Cowell Timothy Cox and Ron Quicho Julie Cozette and Family † Amelia Crabtree† Shirley Craven, Ph.D. Sidney Cristol Rosalind Crosby Colin and Teri Cross Linda Crowder

Deborah and Bruce Crown Catherine Yeo† David Cunliffe and Desiree Ruhstrat Bradley and Allyson Cunningham† Mr. Mark Curran Conway and Elinor Dahmer James and Donna Daly Dave and Mary Jo Orkowski† Mr. and Mrs. Ted Davidson Anne Megan Davis Drew Davis and Amelia Runyan † Michelle de Vlam† Barbara L. Dean Mr. and Mrs. Remberto Del Real Ms. Geralyn L. Delaney Brian Dennen Matthew J. Devereux Mr. Joseph Devlin Walter G. Dezir † Rod Dickinson Edward Dobbins† Laura Cain† Lionel Downer † Charles and Linda Dresner Rosanne Druian John Druien Robert Druzinsky and Renee Friedman† Pam Duffy Margaret and Chris Duhon Susan Duman† Ms. Barbara Dunn Elizabeth Dupper Arthur and Elizabeth Duquette Leah Mooshil Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Dutcher David and Alexandra Earle Jeanene Ebert Wiley and Merry Edmondson Estia Eichten and Deborah Eichten Sharon Eiseman and Noel Hertz Eric Eisenberg† Michael and Kristen Goggin Marci Eisenstein Mark and Mary Anne Emmons† Dale and Jo Ann Engquist Ruben and Kristen Escobar Mr. Richard Ettlinger Bill and Jan Ewing† Joan and John Fadden Ms. Robin Fandrei David and Loren Farmer † Stephen Fedo The Felder Family KC Ferguson Ms. Laura Ferrell and Mr. Grant Riedesel Marilyn and Larry Fields Shilan Fine and John Doeringer Annalise Fischer

Fred Fischer and Heather D. Will Ms. Sunny Fischer Liz Fisher † Kiera and David Fitzgerald Catherine S. Flanagan John and Patti Flanagan Heather and Jeff Fleitz Johann and Emily Flores† Bernadette Foley and Richard Landgraff † Mike and Karen Folk Paul Fong Tali Forest-Smith† Scott and Molly Forstall Patricia Forsythe Jon Fosgitt and Kim Suhanic Ms. Elizabeth Foster John and Adrian Foster Stephanie Foster William Fotis Reverend Mark A. Fracaro Aron Frankel and Kirsten Mull Frederick Frankel† Dr. and Mrs. James Franklin James and Rachel Freund Jay and Gail Friedman Susan and Sy Frolichstein Susan Fuchs, M.D. Julie Funke Patrick and Alexandra Gaddie† Robert and Cathy Galligan Joseph and Christina Galvin† Heather Gardner Deirdre Garton Jim Gaughan and Ann Hoffmann Ms. Ebba Gebisa and Mr. Euler Bropleh Sam Gedymin† Mark and Bonnie Gehrman Hank and Sandy Gentry Gwen Geraghty † Jacob Gerber † Marina and Sander Gilman Clark and Nancy Gilpin Dr. and Mrs. Paul Glickman Lynne M Glovka Sue Golan Marvin and Phyllis Goldblatt Craig and Michal Golden Mr. and Mrs. David Golder Deena and Larry Goldman Karen Goldstein† Marsha and Michael Goldstein Dr. Deirdre Dupre and Dr. Robert Golub Jessica L. Gonzalez Mr. Charles Goodman Mr. Duane Goucher Phoebe and Archie Graber †

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

Werner and Laurie Huget † The Hulett Family † Robin and Harry Hunter Robert Hussey † Jim and Joyce Ibers Jorge and Beatriz Iorgulescu Mr. Jonathan Ireland Jeremy Jackson Ms. Kimberly Jackson Terence Jackson Frank James Mr. and Ms. Matthew James Jeff and Kathryn Janus† Irene Jarmulska† Douglas and Margaret Jayes† William Jennings Patricia A. Jiganti Ms. Olivia John Carolyn Johnson McKinley Johnson Whitman Johnson† Sharon R. Johnston Daniel and Mary Ann Jordan Janet and Carl Kalbhen Gregory and Marissa Kalman Mary Jo Kanady Joseph J. Kane Olwyn J. Kane Roy and Judy Kass Loreta Kavaliunas† Andy and Max Kedrowski† Francis and Sherri Kelch† Stacy M. Kemp† Jeffrey S Kennedy † John and Yvette Kennedy Linda Kenney Bonnie Kepplinger Lucy Kereta-Bloch Seema Khan† Marjorie Killeen Linda Belan and Vincent Kinehan† Joy King and Nicki Pieart Ms. Vicki King Valerie King Frank and Katherine Kinney † Drs. Tom and Linda Kirch Chris and Ashley Kirkwood Matt and Karen Klickman Micah Klussmann† Mr. Justen Knight Don and Cheryl Kobetsky John Kobza Carrie Koczen† Ms. Marilee Kovacs Jeff and Katie Kowalsky Joan Krengel Ms. Patricia Kronberg Scott and Julie Krueger †

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

quarterly gift to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior 43 steppenwolf acting and risk-taking work.


…cont’d Annual Fund

Diane and Bill Kuhlmann Ron Kuka† Libby Roth and Bob Kunio† Mary Ann Kupferberg† Walter and Elaine Kurczewski Pamela K. Ladd Chuck and Diane Laff Mr. Kurt Lagerloef † Steve LaHaie Ms. Amy Landecker Mr. Courtney Landon Ed and Bettine Landon† Robert Larrimore† Patricia Lauber Peter and Shirley Dugdale Laundy Mr. Mark Lavin and Mr. Eddie Herbeck Catherine and Peter Lawler Raymond Lawson† Bill Lee and Malinda Hamann† Yohannan Lee† Linda Legner Jeffrey Leintz Ms. Pamela Lenane Jeffrey and Elise Lennard Wallace and Carol Lennox David and Sandy Lentz Steven Leon Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Levin Eric Levinson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Levitin Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lewis Gregory Lewis and Mary Strek† Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lichter Peter Lipton Lynn Liston and Patrick C. Littlejohn† Jessica Litman and Jon Weinberg Peter Littlewood Margit “Maggie” Livingston† Kate Lloyd Gershon and Louise Locker Dr. Jeff Loeb and Ms. Marjorie Loeb Renee Logan Dr. Brian and Ms. Karen Lohrbach† Mr. David Long Katherine M. Lorenz Donald Louden Maggie and Tom Lovaas Amanda Love and Brian Fuller † Ilene and Lawrence Lubell† Sherry Lundell David Lynch Mardie MacKimm Mr. and Mrs. Steve MacLellan

Alice R. Macy Carrie McNally and Rick Maechling† Frank and Chris Maggio J. V. Malkovich Polymath Theatre Company Samantha and David Mann Wendy Manto† Jennifer Marling Steve and Melissa Marovich Ed and Linnea Martin† Ms. Stephanie Marum and Mr. Hugh Amano Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Mayes Lisa Mayntz and Bill Blidy Mary McArthur and John Hawes Charles Humphreys McCaa, Jr.† John M. McCabe Sean Sneal McCarthy † Mr. Tanner McCleerey Leonard and Patty McCormick C. A. McElligott † Ms. Lynn Mcgovern and Mr. Jim Jann Lilian McGrady Paul and Lisa McGrady † Gene Harlow and Jackie McGrath† Mr. and Mrs. R. Edward McGreevy Mary and Dan McGuire Jim McGuire† Therese McGuire and Rob Porter Cathy and Mark McKee † Scott McLeod Robert and Jennifer McMurtry Maureen Meier Mr. and Mrs. John L. Mentzer Lisa Knaggs and John Merlock Allyson Metcalf and Brian Tennison† David and Linda Metschke† Ms. Beverly Meyer Ms. Janice Meyers Kenneth Meyer Tom Mikrut Dean A. Miller and Martha H. Swift Mia and Jonathan Miller † Sheba Miller-Morris Kerry Miller and Nina Kavin Ron and Pat Miller Ryan and Ginger Miller † Sandy and Scott Miller † Cynthia M Minta Chris and Kathe Monley † Montgomery Family † Sarah Hunter and Luis Montgomery † Jolanta and Jeffrey Moore †

Oliver Moore† Ms. Christina Morgan Tracy Morgenroth† Jodi A. Morton Charles G. Mueller John and Colleen Mueller Matthew Muench Shellane Mulcahy Gerald and Maia Mullin Patrick Mulville Ms. Annie Munch William Myers Ajay and Preeti Nagarkatte Mike and Nance Nalepa Jo and Wally Nard† Elke Aippersbach and Piers Nash† Randy Nease Daphney and Kent Neilsen Jessey Neves Ms. Amy Newkirk Tom and Julia Nicholas Grant Niewinski† Ellen Norris† Mr. Chris Notestine and Mr. John Schell Kim A. Nugent John M. O’Donnell and Bonnie L. Humphrey Paul B. O’Flaherty, Jr.† Barbara and Franklin A. O’Leary Maureen O’Leary † Nancy and Myles O’Reilly † Mr. and Mrs. Martin Oberman Chase Ochsner Larry and Barbara Olin Chris Olson and Dave Field Bruce Oltman Mr. Schuyler Opila Heather and Luke Optholt † Jamie and Anita Orlikoff † Frances and William Paden Ronna Page† Deborah Page Carrie and Scott Palmer † Charles J Palys† Jane Panther Vicki L. Parker Mark and Mary Partridge Barvette and Michael Patterson Kate Patterson Peggy Paulsen Lucas Pearson Caroline Pearson† Raymond Olson and Paula Pederson Mr. Gregory T. Perrine William and Judith Pesetski Ms. Allison Peters

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

quarterly gift to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior 44 The Rembrandt acting and risk-taking work.

Foo Pham Alex and Julie Philbrick Linda S. Piccolo Barb and Ned Piehler Roberta Pierro and Daniel Pierro Tuckie Pillar Ms. Ursula Pilski Suzan and William Pinsof Polymath Theatre Company Andy and Brynne Poole Mr. and Ms. Michael Portillo Bruce Posner Mr. Jim Powell Mr. Miles Simmons and Mr. Richard Powell Nick and Sharon Powills Glenn A. Preibis† Jean and Preston Price† Mr. Daniel Pritscher and Ms. Elizabeth Lewis Lynn and Clayton Pruitt Dave and Darby Putman Bernard and Joan Rabinowitz Susan Rae Harold And Erica Ramis Bridget and Louis Ray Elizabeth Raymond and Paul Hybel Dr. and Mrs. Loris Rayner Ms. Rissa and Mr. John Reddan Octavia Reese† Molly Regan and Conrad Osborne Stephanie Reinhart † Clisson and Patricia Rexford Dennis Richard James R. Richardson Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Richter, Jr.† Virginia Riehl Richard and Susan Rieser Dr. Edward O. Riley Paul Rink Regina Rivers Lauren and Andy Riviere† Bill and Deborah Roberts Lisa Roberts† Chloe Robinson† Joseph A. Rochetto and Arthur H. Anderson Sandra and Jeffrey Rochman David M. Rodriguez† Mary Lu and Kenneth Roffe Susan W. Rogaliner Beverly J. Rogers† Dr. Daniel A. Roller and Ms. Lynn A. Hellwig Mrs. Sarene L. Rosen Bernhard and Judith Rosenstein James Rosenthal Linda and Ronald Rosenthal† Mr. Robert Rosner Mr. Mark Rotblatt

Mrs. Donald S. Roth Michael and Bonnie Rothman Renee Rouse Chuck and Peg Rowe Mr. and Ms. Doug Rowe Louis and Julie Rubin Kathryn W. Rugen Ray and Ann Rusnak Bill and Jeri Russell† Mr. and Ms. John Russell Jo Rydholm John and Eileen Saksa Van and Sue Salmans Lamont Samuels† Patrick Sandercock and Dr. Carolyn Clayton Stephen and Leatrice Sandler Sheldon and Lynne Sandman Christopher and Ann Marie Saternus Terry Saunders Robert and Mary Ann Savard† Dipti Salaskar-Sawant Edna J. Schade Curt Schade Bob Schiewe† Alice and Don Schindel David and Alexis Schmitz Frank and Karen Schneider Fran and David Schneider Blair and Jen Schoell Cynthia Scholl† Richard and Mary Beth Schumacher † Tony and Celeste Scolaro† Lesley Scott † Charles and Debra Scoville Scott Seifert Margaret Shaklee David Shanahan Danny and Elly Shapiro Eve Shapiro† Jeffrey S. Sharp and Elizabeth D. Sharp David and Kimberly Shaw Mike and Kim Shean † Jack and Meggan Shedd † Deborah Shefrin Michael Shelton and Merideth Burkart † Timothy Sherck† Barbara and John Sherlock David and Sheila Shifrin Andrew Shih Bradley and Ellen Shorser Ms. Debra Siegel Catherine Siegel Margaret and Alan Silberman Andy and Laurie Simon George and Lynne Simon Aaron Sin† Mr. and Ms. Jim Sisco

Cori Skoog† William and Marilyn Slavin Patricia Costello Slovak Rebecca Slusher and Matt Newcomb Laura C. Smail Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith Ms. Jilliann Smith Lynn Smith Hon. Michele Smith Sallie Smylie Jackie Snuttjer † Richard S. Snyder Raymond Socki† Lawrence and Shirley Solomon Dave Spacek and Gail Abraham† Julie Aimen and Gary Spangler Dusica Korda-Sparks and James C. Sparks Joseph Spellman and Michelle Drazba Gilda Spencer Stephen Spigel and Diana Williams Jo and George Spindler Shantha Sreekanth Patricia Staab Ms. Debra Stanton Nikki and Fred Stein The Steinbachs† Dorie Sternberg Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Sternberg Lisa Stevak Carl Stevens Kelly Stonebraker and Deborah Stonebraker Michael Stormont † Andrew and Dr. Jessica Strang† Jason Strongin† Larry E. Stuckey II Andrew Sullender † Linda and Stephen Sullivan Sondra L. Summers† E.J. Sutton† John Swadener Jesse Swanson Shirley Swanson Sue Swinger-Ellbogen† Sylvia Szewczyk and Wojciech Piton† Obie and Peter Szidon Elaine Taylor John R. and Catherine Taylor Susan C. Taylor † Carl Thelander William and Diana Thomas† Doug and Anne Thompson† Chase Thompson† Jim and Sue Thompson Bruce and Ida Thurman Mrs. Mary Ann Tolli Ms. Karen Topham

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…cont’d Annual Fund

Canh Tran and Beth Wilson Bruce and Jan Tranen Carol D. Trapp Mr. John Trout Joseph Singer and Mish Tworkowski Jacob Tyler Mary Tyrrell Carissa van Ausdall† Mary Vanecko† Martha VanNess Gabrielle and John Vargo† Bruce and Rebecca Varner † Ronald and Catherine Vaughn Alicia T. Vega and Sofia G. Sarabia† Kathryn Vehe† Alexandria Vernasco† Ms. Patricia Viniard Marcia Vinopal† Ron Volanti, Jr.† Mr. and Mrs. Chip Von Weise Sue Vondran† Gina Carballo and Justin Voshell† Paul D. Waas Mrs. Jimmye Wade Marsie Wallach William and Sharon Wallin William and Patricia Walsh Karen and Herb Wander The Warren Tannehill Family † Gwenyth B. Warton Andy and Amy Waters Mr. David Waud Martha and Eric Wegener Michael Weiland and Shelley MacGregor Sherrie and Albert Weiss Marjorie Weiss† Ms. Sharyn Weiss Kal Wenig Abigail and Bernard Westapher John Wheeler and Kristine Stelzer Susan Whitcher Ms. Neelie White Lisa and Randy White Chris Whyde and Matthew Philip † James Wicklund† Larry and Susan Wikman† Mr. and Ms. Don Wilbon Barbara and Todd Wilder † Matthew Williams Marianna Beck Mr. and Ms. Justin Winerman Yael and Alex Winkler † Iris S. Witkowsky Lawrence Wojcik Coleman Wolf and Ellen Chapelle†

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Stephanie Wolf † Lisa Wolfe and Mark DiGanci Scott and Pegg Woodby † Mr. Craig Wortman James and Kelly Wyatt Carol N. Yamamoto Dick Yankow Rodney and Susan Yergler † Scott Yoder and Kelly Robertson-Yoder Fred Young Dr. James Young Ellen and Gary Zacny David and Nikki Zarefsky Mary Ann Zarkin† Ed and Lisa Zeitler Daniel Ziembo and Nancy Cook Barbe and Bill Zillman Tighe Zimmers Mark and Margie Zivin Mr. and Ms. David Zott J. Kathryn Zupko Players ($150 – $249) Anonymous (35) Frida Abrahamian Mr. David Abrams and Ms. Cynthia Bemis Abrams Jacinda Adams Mr. and Mrs. Larry Adelman Allan Alson and Sue Ann Glaser Autumn R. Anderson† Gary Anderson and Diane Graziano Harold and Judith Anderson† Kenneth and Jan Anderson Nic Anderson Mr. Thomas Andrews Alfred Andreychuk and Allan Deptula Leslie Andrle Mr. Andrew Annacone and Ms. Bela Gandhi Jurgis and Dalia Anysas The Ardern Family Robert Arensman Ms. Amy C. Arnott Mr. Rex Babiera Alexandra Bachhuber Mr. Stephen Baime Ann Baker Daniel Alan Balsam Michael Banks and Jill Wine-Banks Meredith A Banta Simon and Ann Bare Andy Barnes† Jeffrey Battersby Dr. Bruce and Sally Bauer † Mr. Levi Beaver Colleen O’Brien and Mike Becker

Amy Beltemacchi Kathryn Benish Dr. and Mrs. Anthony J. Bennet Betsy and James W. Benoit Anne H. Berenberg Neil Berezowitz Dorothea Berggren Ms. Emily Berk Dr. David Berkson James and Allison Bernard Jane E. Berry Noel and Shirley Biery Mary Anne and Joe Bigane Benjamin Birch Erica and David Bishaf Frances Bishop Nancy Bishop John and Sue Blair Mr. Mark Bloom Frima H. Blumenthal Claudia and John Boatright Sharalyn Borchers William and Ruth Botwick Samuel and Phyllis Bowen Beth Bracco David and Cheryl Bradford Dr. Michael C. Branch M.D. Andrea Brands Andrea and David Braun Susan M Brazas Judith and Harold Bregman Thomas Brejcha Mrs. Meg Breslin Robert and Sherri Brewer Evelyn G. Brown Myra Brown Mr. Howell Browne Dr. Marc Brunelle and Mr. Michael Drabant Janet Burroway and Peter Ruppert † Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bushman Richard Butler Toni and Mike Cainkar Mr. Ed Calkins John Camper and Mary C. Galligan Michele Carbonell Richard Carlin Mr. and Ms. Michael Carr Mrs. Constance K. Casey John and Joyce Cassel Mr. Bobby Caton and Mr. Michael Parlett Rosalyn Chi Mr. Kurt Christoffel Sam and Kathleen Ciulla† Dr. Elizabeth T. Clark Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Kimberly Clawson Thomas and Bette Cogan

Ide Cohen Marvin R. Cohen Peter and Judith Connolly † Nelda J. Connors Jennifer and Greg Conradt Mr. Lawrence Cook John Corkery Norma I. Crane Hawthorne Crew David and Jean Curtis Daniel Cyganowski Alecia Dantico Margaret and John Dantico Laura M. Davis Mrs. Edith F. De Mar Phyllis Deerinck Gabriel DeFrates Brian Delker † Maureen and Mel De Matoff Michelle and Christopher DeMent Dr. Mark and Rose DeMeo Nathan Denson Ms. Mary Desimone Michael and Colette Dever Lena and Kevin Devereux Beth J. Dickstein Peter and Elizabeth Dietz Ms. Anne Diffenderffer Robert and Karen Dirmish Evan Djikas and Jennifer Djikas Annette and Ron Dluger William and Phyllis Dobrin Sue Donoghue Joseph Dellaratta Joshua and Natalie Dranoff Justin and Lauren Drogos Judy and Jerry Drommerhausen Eileen and Howard Dubner Will Dunne Suzanne Dupre Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Durot John and Pat Dyble Wendy Eager Ms. Elizabeth Eccher and Mr. Sam Goodman Rick Eddington Ms. Roberta Edelson Nancy Felton-Elkins and Larry Elkins Deane Ellis Shawn and Sang Ellis John and Mary Empfield Richard and Ann Ernst Ed Everett Edith and Gerald Falk Tom and Terry Fallon Carole Feiger Deb Feldman

Drs. Richard and Roberta Feldman Toni and Joel Fenchel Stephen Fiete Robert and Kathleen Fife Rose Mary Finnegan Nancy and Rick Firfer Ms. Ronda Fish Jessica and Jordan Fishfeld Hannah Fitch Mary Krigbaum and Patrick Fitzgerald Jan and Bill Flapan Charlotte and Robert D. Flinn Jeanne Flosi David Flynn† Ms. Susan Flynn Mr. Ben Forcey Jeff and Julie Forgash Karen Forsling and Monique Sandberg† Mr. Alan Forsyth Timothy and Janet Fox Lindsay Foye Daniel and Maxine Frankel† Gillian Goern and Roark Frankel † Rhona and Julian Frazin Lauren Freedman and Najib Habiby Mr. and Mrs. Neil Freeman Bill and Nancy Freitag Mrs. Roselyn Friedman Paula Froehle Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Galinsky Andy Gallas Peter W. Galman† Barb Gam Tagge Raymond and Patricia Gass Michael Gebel† Barbara J. Geist Scott George Nancy Gidwitz Amy Giedraitis and Jason Davis Geoffrey L. Gifford Hugh and Doris Gilbert Tara Gillespie Daniel Gilmour Gerry and Stan Glass T Mo Glass Howard and Anneliese Glick Mr. Martin Glickman Helen Goch Katherine Godfrey and Warren Maltzman Nancy Gold Robert Goldberg and Dodie Weinstein Ms. Catherine Goldhaber Enid J. Golinkin

Barbara Goncalves Sandra and James Goodman Joyce and William Gordon Mr. Mark Gordy Tamar Gorenyuk Joseph and Sarah Graham Patricia Graham Bobby Grant Judy Grasmick Robert M. Green Justus Gries Merle and Barry Gross Nathan and Evelyn Grossman Mr. Gregor Gruenthaler Alan and Susan Guernsey John and Donna Guydan William C Haddad Mr. Bruce Handler Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Hansen Suzanne Harkness Joanne and Michael Harrigan Carol and William Harrison† Mr. Richard Hartz Shelby Beierle Hasten Douglas Hatler Richard and Bridget Heathfield Albert and Amy Heber George Hedges Christie Hefner Alison and Jim Heiser † Angeline Heisler Bonnie and Frank Henke† Ms. Mary Ellen Hennessy Ms. Michelle Henstock Peter Herzum and Simona Cirio Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hession† Sebastian Hincapie† Morgan and Melissa Hirst Bill and Pat Hitt Dennis Hjelm Ms. Heather Holberg Robert and Micky Holdsworth† Michelle and Glenn Holland Thomas and Louise Homberger Rachel Hoovler Ms. Gayl Hopkins Jack and Bonnie Horbovetz Susan Horn and Don Honchell Richard Hoskins Karen Hott Karen and Bob Howard William Hubbard Caroline Humes and Truman Anderson Beth Hummelberg and Dave Dimmlich Ben Husmann Richard Hutner and Lena Motev Tim and Kate Hyland

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

quarterly gift to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior 47 steppenwolf acting and risk-taking work.


…cont’d Annual Fund

Matthew Ingenito† Elizabeth Ingram Mr. George Irwin Judi Israel Rosen Ms. Barbara Israel Peter Ivanovich Chuck Jacobson Mrs. J Javors Ms. Alisa Jeffery Rob and Mary Johannigman Ruth Johnston† Andra Heller and Andy Jonusaitis Jessica Jorsch† Heather Joys† Howard and Marianne Jump Tom and Esta Kallen Fran and Harvey Kaluzna Norma and Nolan Kaplan Jackie Kappus† Mr. and Mrs. James Kargman Jerry Karlin Martin and Barbara Keeley Brian Feiges and Tamar Kelber Mr. Robert Keller Ms. Kim Kemp Harry Kenny Steve Kerch† Gizem Keysan Joseph and Catherine King Douglas and Catherine Knuth James Kochalka Susan B Kogan† Robert and Janis Kohm Amy Kohn Annette Baldwin and Paul Kolansinski Betty H. Kolb Erin Koppel Perry and Judy Kozicki Mr. James Kreidler Larry and Margie Kubacki Ken and Janet Kubis Matt and Jen Kueker Ms. Carolyn Kurtz and Mr. Gary Steinberg† Kellie J. Lala Mr. Robert A. Lane Thomas Lanham and Deborah Bordelon Mr. Michael Laudone Janet Lawrence Annette and Olivia Lecompte and Pauline Horner Julia and Daniel Lee Elizabeth Leeth Michael and Rena Leizerman Nathan Lekahal Ms. Katja Lemke El-Zeini

Jessica Lemon Craig Lepkowski Amy Huck David Levin Marc and Cynthia Levin Michael and Cara Levinson Susan Levitt Mr. Jason G. Lewis Ray and Norene Lewis† Mr. and Mrs. Paul Liebenson Ms. Joanna Liff Lora Jane Lisle Mr. and Mrs. Burton Litwin Velda Lloyd Arthur and Barb Loevy Jack and Ingrid LoGiudice Jeff and Nancy Lowenthal† Anya Lozinski Bill Luckey Mrs. Sally Lupel Thomas and Elizabeth Lyons Louis Lyrla Jim Maclennan Lee and Madeline MacMillan Martin and Allison Malecki Pat Mangan† Sandra Mangurian Ms. Donna Marcuccilli Randi Ragins and Bob Markowski Mr. William Marovitz Tom and Robin Martin† Cynthia Mathews and John Kenny Henry and Peggy Matson Mr. Jacob May Ms. Donna Mayer Ms. Sally McArdle Thomas and Barbara McCaffrey John McCambridge Nancy McCartan Ana McCauley Ms. Regina McCrary Stacey and Patrick McCusker Terrance and Jane McElroy Ms. Maureen McIntyre Denise and Barry McKeown Kathy and Alan McLaughlin† Julie and Brendan McMahon Robert and Lorel McMillan Claretta Meier Mr. Jose Mendez Michael and Nancy Merel Jess and Eric Mersmann† Charles and Sylvia Meyers† Barbara and Jeffrey Modlin Ron and Barbara Moline David Mondragón† Marcia and Jonathan Montgomery

Brian Weatherford and Steven Montgomery J. Clifford Moos Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Moran Robert and Diane Moriarty Ms. Mary Louise H. Morrison Beverly and Dale Mortensen David and Linda Moscow Dr. and Mrs. Martin Mozes Paul and Joyce Muller Sue Mullins Marisa Murillo James and Jean Murphy Mary Ellen Murphy Karen Muth Jane Myers and Walter Myers Jenny Nagaoka and Bart Longacre Kurt Nakaoka and Nancy Morris Vincent and Amy Narea Bill Nieman and Rita Nathanson Katie Nee † Janet M. Nelson Charlotte Newfeld SaoMai Nguyenmau Dani Nichols Mark and Maggie Nichter † Karen Nickelson Joann and Leonard Noble† Thomas North Ms. Susan B. Noyes Carol L. O’Brien Ms. Mary Ellen O’Connell Ronan and Jill O’Donovan Maureen O’Leary and Sean McDonaugh Jennifer O’Neil Mary O’Regan Alberta O’Shaughnessy Shelia and Julian Oettinger Ms. Chaz Olajide Jeffrey Olsen† Don A. Olson Kirsten Olson Peter and Alanne Ori County Clerk David Orr Jerome and Kathryn Osen† Pilar Ossorio Ozyurt Family Jody Pabst Lauren Pace Hilda and Jose Padilla Debra Parker Dr. Steven and Mimi Binette Mr. and Mrs. James H. Pawlak Seymour and Jane Perkins Sarah Pesetsky Mr. Joshua Peters

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

quarterly gift to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission of superior 48 The Rembrandt acting and risk-taking work.

David and Lindsey Peters Ross and Jackie Peterson Robert Peterson Mr. and Ms. Yasen Peyankov Mike Pfeifer † Mr. Pete Pieruccini Chrystin and Lonnie Pleasants† Michael Powell and Debora Boyda† Mr. Richard Powell Carrie and Michael Powers† Elaine and Ronald Prebish Seamus Prendergast † Jennifer and Peter Preston Charles and Sharon Pritchard Mr. and Mrs. William B. Prugh Mr. and Mrs. Richard Raether Dr. Rahman Heidi Ralli Ms. Anne Rapp Dean Rapp Jason and Sarah Rasmusen Mr. Chuck Rebesco Mr. Dave Rice Ed and Suzette Rickert Sandi Riggs Ms. Alexandria Rinaldi Burt and Fran Rissman Mr. Bruce Rodman Eve and Randy Rogers Admaira Roman† Tabitha Rooney † Mary Root Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rosenberg Lorraine C. Rosenberg Lisa Roth Mr. and Mrs. Mark Rottweiler Joseph D Ruggirello Jim and Mary Russell Dan Sackett Dario and Theresa Sacomani† Jeffrey and Ellen Sadur Loren and Jeff Sampson Mr. and Mrs. John Scala Sue Tobias and Alan Schapiro Tim and Sue Schell Richard Schieler The Schirato Family Rose Schmidt † Mrs. Margaret Schuring Gail Schultz Mickey Schwab Mr. David Schwartz Jenny and Philip Schwartz Susan J. Schwartz Cheryl M. Scott † Thomas D. and Barbara Jo Scott Virginia and Solomon Secemsky Shannon Seipel Stephanie Sferra Marjorie P. Shafton

Matti and Drora Shalev Ms. Sandra Shane-DuBow and Mr. Richard Hay Elizabeth and Michael Shapiro† Gil Sharon and Ann Taylor Diana E. Sheets and Stephen E. Levinson Philip and Cheryl Sheridan† Brian and Melissa Sherman Karen Shields† Mr. and Mrs. William Shorey † Ms. Culleen Siebert Bruce K. Siewerth Amanda Signorelli Paul and Sue Silverman† Joe and Terri Simchak† Ilene Simmons Joyce and Gene Simpson James Skeen Ellen Mrazek and Daniel Slattery Ms. Kelly Smith-Haley Mr. Larry K. Snider Ms. Maria I. Sobrero Keeley and Darrin Sorokti Malcolm Spector and Nancy Ludmerer Tim Speicher and Ellenkate Finley Mr. Daniel C. Sprehe Bonnie Spring Dariel J. Stack Dr. Lisa D. Stanford Andrea Stangeland Lenette Staudinger Ms. Joan Steel Michael and Marie Stein Ms. Cynthia Stengel Amanda and Keith Stenlund Charles and Janet Stern Joel and Kai Sternstein Richard Stevens Ms. Barbara Stewart Gary N. Stone Kenneth and Desmona Strahan† Gordon Stroupe Mark and Irene Sudac Kathryn Sullivan and Christopher Bing Robin Klein and Bill Summers Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Sutker Mrs. Laura Swanson Stephanie and Joe Taiber Heather Talbert William and Mary Tarnow Ms. Eva Taves Mr. Robert Taylor Leonard and Bobbie Tenner Cheryl Thaxton† Ms. Lisa Thomas Floyd Thompson Nancie Noie Thompson†

Virginia Tobiason Rachel Tomasek and Ron Anderson Ms. Aylice Toohey Ms. Sue Tresselt Jane McIntyre and Joe Troccolo† Ms. Joanne Trudeau Jim and Cora True-Frost Dana Turban Susan D. Tuteur Janie Urbanic and Gary Schuetz Ms. Cynthia Vahlkamp Ms. Donna Sue Van Cleaf-Fish Carmita P. Vaughan Paule Verdier † Dominick Vetrano John Viars† Butch and Debbie Viccellio D. Vilmin Ms. Catherine Vincent Ms. Amy Voss Eugene and Sandra Wagner Mr. Terrence M. Walsh Ms. Lee-Lin Wang Crawford and Barbara Ward Sharon Ward Deborah and Neil Warner † Mr. Jerry Warren Mrs. Tamara Waskin Paul Waterhouse Mark Watts Alan and Boni Weinstein Marc Weinstein and Martha Laffey Ernie and Penny Weis Ann E. Weisman and Robert F. Szurgot Barbara A. Weithaus Miriam Weizenbaum Wertz Family † Joan and Tom Whipp Dot and Dan Whittenberger D. Terry and Sharon Williams Dr. David Wise and Dr. Dianna Niebylski† Linda and William Woloshin Jeff and Claudia Wood John Woodyard and Patricia Taylor-Woodyard Ana D Wright † Mary Wylie Steve Yablong Maureen “Moe” Yanes Julie and Larry Zachary † Ms. Lisa Zirpolo Kathy Willhoite and Rodd Zolkos Karen Zupko Stuart

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HONOR AND MEMORIAL GIFTS

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTORS

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

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

In Honor of Mrs. Arney Kim Nugent In Honor of Kate Arrington Jean Arrington In Honor of Sarah Beardsley Nick and Nora Weir In Honor of Nancy Bishop Stephen Brod 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 Joseph Breslow Berle Blitstein and Marlene Breslow-Blitstein In Honor of Peter Britt Linda and Leo Gordon In Honor of Michael Cahan Walter Nathan In Honor of Laurel Clayson S. Hollis Clayson In Honor of Nora Daley Shawn M. Donnelley J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation In Honor of Josephine Eva Desir Charlotte Durot In Honor of Amy Eshleman Brian Fabes and Lisa Schneider Fabes

In Honor of Evan Hatfield Frank Chanen In Honor of Juliette Feld and Andrew Grossman Kenneth and Bonnie Feld In Honor of Larry Gill Thomas and Linda White In Honor of Ren Habiby Lauren Freeman In Honor of David Hawkanson John and Carol Balcom In Honor of Evan Hatfield Frank Chanen In Honor of Stephanie Heller Terrence Walsh In Honor of the Lefkofskys and Kalts Laura and Scott Eisen In Honor of Debbie Marchese Marilyn and Larry Fields In Honor of Jan Melk Richard and Katie Gottfred In Honor of Lynn Lockwood Murphy Liz Morgan In Honor of Deborah Quazzo Antonia Contro Madeleine Grynsztejn In Honor of Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Anita and Jamie Orlikoff

In Honor of David Schmitz Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson Michele and George Dragisity In Honor of Matthew Shapiro and Jacqueline Podewils Jo Rydholm In Memory of George S. Brengel Janyce D. Brengel In Memory of Patricia E. Domine Lori Koetters and Brian Smith In Memory of Jill Harper John Swadener and her friends In Memory of Norton H. Kay Sandra Blau In Memory of Lillian Laudone Michael Laudone In Memory of Myrna Lord Marti Zelikoff In Memory of Abby S. Magdovitz-Wasserman Dr. David Wasserman In Memory of Rose L. Shure Shure Incorporated In Memory of Jack B. Stanford Dr. Lisa D. Stanford In Memory of Kari Timm Jill O’Donovan In Memory of Diane M. Walch Erich Walch In Memory of Nancy Wald Albert Wald

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

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

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

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

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

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Shirley Gourley John Hart and Carol Prins Linda and John Hillman Sharon R. Johnston Charles Katzenmeyer Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci Linda Legner Jodi A. Morton Mary Ellen O’Connell Donald Park Sylvia J. Pozarnsky and Tom Riley South Suburban College Theatre Appreciation Class

Vicki Stallman Sarah Stec and Doug Bobenhouse Michael Stolarski and Kim Steinke Gordon Stroupe Joseph Singer and Mish Tworkowski Shahin Vakilzadeh Alma Washington Martha and Eric Wegener Lisa and Randy White Maureen “Moe” Yanes

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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 Associates for giving generously of their time and resources. Contact Karyn Oates at 312-654-6501 or associates@steppenwolf.org to become a Steppenwolf Associates member today. Executive Officers Jonathan Blanc Katherine Nardin‡* Aimee Graham‡ Marilynn Rubio Shilpa Rupani Michelle Schlack‡ Rachel Henry David Wagener‡ Founding Officers Marissa Bryce Nora Daley‡* Executive Committee Carina Abbaticchio‡ Clyde C. Compton Jennifer Stuart Brittany White Harriet White Associates Board Members Carina Abbaticchio‡ Jonathan Blanc Isaac Colunga‡ Clyde C. Compton Aimee Graham‡ Rachel Henry Christine Hermosisima‡ Jeffrey Koh‡ Julia Luscombe Katherine Nardin Melissa Peralta Marilynn Rubio

Shilpa Rupani Michelle Schlack‡ Jennifer Stuart Allan Waite David Wagener‡ Brittany White Harriet White Andre Williams‡ Associate Members Joan Akalaonu Jenny Allen Chelsea Allison Nic Anderson Nataly Arber Emily Armato Marjorie Baltazar Emily Berk Hans Biebl Nicole Bjornvick Sarah Bordson Emily Brannon Madelaine Bryen Nigel Caine‡ Alexandra Carlson William Carpenter Nicholas Casto Bobby Caton Charlie Caton Courtney Cherry Clyde C. Compton Andrea Coutu Jerry Culver Amanda Daniels Kathryn Dhillon

Katie Duxbury Robbie Ellis Ella Field Ellenkate Finley Rebecca Fons Richard Fromm Amanda Gebert Tara Gillespie Elena Gottreich Jill Grant Gregor Gruenthaler Rachel Hatch Katerina Herder Halley Hoffman Elizabeth Ingram Hayley Jones Adam Keats‡ Ryan Kelley Katie Kowalsky Sarah Laeuchli Katja Lemke El-Zeini Brienne Letourneau Joanna Liff Stuart Martin Jacob May Emily Meier Dom Merritt Ashley Mintz Marcus Mintz Matthew Muench Katherine Murphy Genevieve Mulville Berit Ness Kameelah Omar Timothy Oravec

Lauren Pace Michael Parlett Stacy Pepper Lauren Perlstein Marci Portugal Megan Pratt David Pruitt Rachel Rader John Reddan Rissa Reddan Cory Reeves Joseph Richiusa Valerie Rivera Eugene Romanov Kathleen Sachs Lindsay Scalise Stephanie Sexauer Daniel Shapiro Meredith Shippee Katie Smith Tim Speicher II Donnell Spencer Bethany Steffen Lisa Stevak Andrew Strenk Sarah Swain Hannah Swihart Joe Taiber Stephanie Taiber Vinay Vallabh Kevin Wender Maeve Whalen Erica Yale Lauren Zadina Joanna Zak

Accessibility at Steppenwolf Committed to providing services and programming that enhance the experience of guests with disabilities, Steppenwolf is proud to feature: • Assistive listening devices in our Downstairs, Upstairs and 1700 theaters. • Audio-described performances, artistic conversations and touch tours of the stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. • Sign language-interpreted and open-captioned performances for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Induction hearing loops in the 1700 and Downstairs Theatre

If you use a hearing aid or cochlear implant that has a T-Coil, feel free to turn it on for the performance! The 1700 Theatre and both levels of the Downstairs Theatre are equipped with induction loops. Individual portable neck loops are available in our Upstairs Theatre—just ask any member of the house staff if you’d like to use one. Steppenwolf’s induction loop was made possible in part by a generous gift from John Hart and Carol Prins. Would you like to utilize or learn more about these services? Audience Services 312-335-1650 | TTY 312-335-3830 | E-mail access@steppenwolf.org

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

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‡ Directors Circle Member

hailing a cab or calling a company, though, just ask a member of the house staff; we’re happy to help. Lost or Found? On-site? Please check in with a member of the house staff. Already left? Call the Front of House office at 312-932-2445. Want to provide feedback? Your input is always valuable to us. Have an opinion about the play or artistic content? Stick around for the post-show discussion featured after every performance, fill out the survey inserted in this program or join the conversation at facebook. com/steppenwolftheatre. Have a comment about your overall experience at the theater? Please ask us for a customer service form to fill out, or e-mail us at customerservice@steppenwolf.org.

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

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.

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

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


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