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WELCOME TO THE 2018/19 STEPPENWOLF SEASON! It’s hard to believe that the opening of Downstate, a world premiere by ensemble member Bruce Norris, marks the beginning of my fourth season as artistic director of Steppenwolf Theatre. The last few years have been filled with so many changes—some tragic, some beautiful and some just simply disorienting—that it feels apt to begin this one in the arms (and the mind!) of one of the most important American playwrights of our time. Bruce’s work has always been provocative, always modern and always vital. That his plays have consistently challenged all of us to look at our behaviors and our beliefs in ways that sometimes make us uncomfortable is why his work is necessary. That he creates that work with deft humor and true compassion is why he will always have a home on the Steppenwolf stage. When we began work on Downstate, a number of complicated questions came up for the artists and staff involved. Inhabited as it is by sex offenders and their victims, it traffics in a conversation many people don’t even believe should be happening. Why give any voice to these monsters? Why dredge up images and crimes that are considered by some to be the worst imaginable? It is understandable that people are triggered by any conversation regarding children and their safety. Bruce and I both experienced that directly when we produced The Pain and the Itch over a decade ago. So incendiary was the topic of a child and sexuality that written opinions about the play referenced in detail (and with fury) an event in the play that never even took place. This is how powerful and suggestive these conversations can be: they can make us believe we are seeing something that isn’t even there. And I think it’s safe to say that regardless of what side of the aisle you may find yourself on, our times continue to shock and confuse. This makes each of us even more likely to feel vulnerable to evils both real and imagined—that’s what unstable times do. They make us feel fragile. And they make us afraid. That is why it is important for every art form, not just theatre, to respond to this moment not by reinforcing the idea of our fragility but by reminding us of our essential bravery. Theatre audiences are not faint-hearted. Theatre audiences are adventurers—embracers of experience, both literal and emotional. And theatre audiences understand that plays are not about what happens in them. Plays are about what what happens means. Downstate walks directly into the path of the storm of this moment and is asking us to recognize that societies are not remembered for how they treat their most honored—they are judged by how they treat their most loathed. And Bruce, for all of his satirical darkness, understands that how we answer this question has a ripple effect of its own: on our culture, on our own hearts and, ironically, on the world we leave our children. Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director 2 Downstate


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R EHEARSAL PHOTOS By Joel Moorman

10 BIOS FEATURE 16 PLAYWRIGHT BRUCE NORRIS ON DOWNSTATE Edited by Patrick Zakem

EDITOR Paul G. Miller

CONTRIBUTORS Joel Moorman Brianna Parry A.J. Roy Anna D. Shapiro Patrick Zakem

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Anna D. Shapiro†‡ Artistic Director

David Schmitz Executive Director

STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS

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By ensemble member Bruce Norris*† Directed by Pam MacKinnon‡

FEATURING Glenn Davis* , K. Todd Freeman*†, Francis Guinan*†, Tim Hopper*†, Cecilia Noble*, Eddie Torres*, Aimee Lou Wood* and Matilda Ziegler* with Elyakeem Avraham, Maura Kidwell, and Nate Whelden †

PRODUCTION Todd Rosenthal+ Scenic Design Clint Ramos+ Costume Design Adam Silverman+ Lighting Design Carolyn Downing+ Sound Design Gigi Buffington Company Voice, Text and Dialect Coach Matt Hawkins Fight Choreographer JC Clementz and Patrick Zakem Artistic Producers Tom Pearl Director of Production JC Clementz US Casting Alastair Coomer, CDG UK Casting Vicky Hawkins National Theatre Producer Richard Eustace National Theatre Production Manager Laura D. Glenn* Production Stage Manager Christine D. Freeburg* Assistant Stage Manager

Downstate was co-commissioned and its world premiere was presented by Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Anna Shapiro, Artistic Director; David Schmitz, Executive Director) and The National Theatre, London (Rufus Norris, Artistic Director; Lisa Burger, Executive Director). Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for nonprofit professional theater. † member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. * member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. + member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 of the IATSE. ‡ member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

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CAST AND CONTRIBUTORS

CAST (in alphabetical order)

ADDITIONAL STAFF

Glenn Davis* Gio K. Todd Freeman*† Dee Francis Guinan*† Fred Tim Hopper*† Andy Cecilia Noble* Ivy Eddie Torres* Felix Aimee Lou Wood* Effie Matilda Ziegler* Em Elyakeem Avraham, Maura Kidwell, Nate Whelden Cops

April Cleveland Assistant Director Alex Ridgers Assistant Lighting Designer Isaac Schoepp Rigging Designer Jaclynn Joslin Script Supervisor Christine Vertucci, CPDT-KSA Animal Trainer and Handler Bronte DeShong and Lydia Hanchett Additional Properties Aaron Stephenson Sound Technician Dana Nestrick Crafts Katelynn Barker Costume Design Assistant Sarah Wallace Stage Management Apprentice Devin O’Leary, Adena Rice and Brophy Tolbert Additional Carpentry Elyse Balogh, Sara Lewis, and Emily Moore Additional Paint Elise Peterson Research Associate Jared Bellot, Derek Matson and Leean Torske Post Show Discussion Moderators

UNDERSTUDIES (in alphabetical order) Elyakeem Avraham Dee, Gio Leonel Garza Felix Maura Kidwell Em Gabrielle Lott-Rogers Ivy Jack McCabe Fred Cydney Moody Effie Nate Whelden Andy SETTING Time: The present. Place: A group home for sex offenders, downstate Illinois This play will be presented with one intermission. Entry and re-entry to the theater after the performance begins is not guaranteed. There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance.

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


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DOWNSTATE IN REHEARSAL Photography by Joel Moorman

Cast members K. Todd Freeman*, Glenn Davis* and Cecilia Noble

Director Pam MacKinnon

Cast member Glenn Davis*

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Cast member K. Todd Freeman*

Cast member Matilda Ziegler

*Steppenwolf ensemble member

Playwright Bruce Norris* with cast member K. Todd Freeman*


Cast member Tim Hopper*

Cast members Francis Guinan* and K. Todd Freeman*

*Steppenwolf ensemble member

Cast members Francis Guinan*, Glenn Davis*, Cecilia Noble, K. Todd Freeman* and Eddie Torres

Cast member Eddie Torres

Cast member Aimee Lou Wood

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DOWNSTATE BIOS Elyakeem Avraham (Cop/Dee and Gio Understudy) is thrilled to be making his Chicago Debut at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Elyakeem received his BFA from University of Michigan. Regional credits include Black Nativity (Dominion Entertainment Group); Colossal, Staged Reading (Alliance Theatre); Angels in America, In the Red and Brown Water, Insurrection, Blood at the Root, Imaginary Invalid, Henry IV, Iphigenia at Aulis (University of Michigan). Film credits include Scott for Now. TV credits include Meet Mister Mom (NBC); and Sunday’s Best (BET). @EASAVR on Instagram and Twitter. Thanks to Framework Entertainment, Gray Talent, and Broadway Dreams! Glenn Davis (Gio) joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble in 2017. He was last seen in You Got Older. Previously he appeared in The Christians, The Brother/ Sister Plays and Head of Passes. Broadway credits include Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (also at Kirk Douglas Theatre and Mark Taper Forum). Off-Broadway credits include Transfers (MCC Theater); and Wig Out! (Vineyard Theatre). Other regional credits include Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, Caligula, Polaroid Stories, Vassa Zheleznova (Williamstown Theatre Festival). International credits include Edward II, The Winter’s Tale, As You Like It (Stratford Festival); and Othello (The Shakespeare Company). Television credits include 24 (Fox); The Unit, Jericho and The Good Wife (CBS).

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K. Todd Freeman (Dee) has been an ensemble member since 1993. Steppenwolf Theatre Company credits include Airline Highway (also Broadway; Tony Nomination, Drama Desk Award); The Brother/Sister Plays, The Tempest, Topdog/Underdog, Clockwork Orange, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (also Broadway), Song of Jacob Zulu (Broadway; Tony Nomination) and has directed Good People (Jeff Award for Best Production), The Christians, and Master Harold and the Boys. Broadway credits include Wicked (also first national tour and Chicago). Off-Broadway credits include Fetch Clay/Make Man (Obie Award; New York Theatre Workshop); Spunk, Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (The Public Theater); and Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Drama Department). Regional credits include Angels in America (Mark Taper Forum). TV credits include A Series of Unfortunate Events (currently on Netflix), Elementary, Believe, A Gifted Man, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NYPD Blue and A Different World. Film credits include Anesthesia, Weightless, The Dark Knight, Cider House Rules and Gross Pointe Blank. Francis Guinan (Fred) is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. He has appeared in more than 30 Steppenwolf productions. Tim Hopper (Andy) is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. Recent roles at Steppenwolf include Paul in Linda Vista, Lieutenant Caro in Between Riverside and Crazy and Boris in Russian Transport. He also appeared at the Goodman Theatre in the title


the Spoonful (The Old Globe); the world premiere of The Happiest Song Plays Last (Goodman Theatre); the world premiere of The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Victory Gardens Theater with Teatro Vista), earned Joseph Jefferson Awards for Best Production & Best Director and The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Second Maura Kidwell (Cop/Em Stage Theatre) (2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Understudy) is thrilled to Outstanding Play and Obie Award for Best be working at Steppenwolf New American Play). He is the cofounder Theatre Company once again. and former artistic director of Teatro Vista, Chicago credits include Three the recipient of a 2010 Arts Artist Award. Sisters (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); He works as an Assistant Professor for the Alias Grace (Rivendell); The Doyle and Practice in Theater at Wesleyan University. Debbie Show (Royal George); and The New Nate Whelden (Cop/Andy Sincerity (Theatre Wit). TV credits include Understudy) makes his debut Sirens, Joe Pera Talks With You, Chicago at Steppenwolf Theatre Med, Chicago Fire, and TLC’s The Secret Company. Chicago credits Santa. Maura is an ensemble member of include Hinter (Steep Theatre); Chicago documentary theatre company T. (American Theatre Company); Carlyle Erasing the Distance, and works as an (Goodman Theatre); Pinkolandia (16th Street audition coach at Vagabond School of the Theater); The Peacock (Jackalope Theatre Arts. Maura is represented by Gray Talent Company); Stupid Fucking Bird, Maria/ Group and Artists First. Stuart, The Ugly One, Idomeneus, Heddatron Cecilia Noble (Ivy), an Olivier (Sideshow Theatre Company); The Onion and nominated actress, is thrilled Live to Tape Fest. Recent TV credits: Chicago to be part of Steppenwolf PD, Luke Cage, The Following, Romanoffs, The Theatre Company. She Get Down and The Deuce. He is an ensemble received her nomination member at Sideshow Theatre Company and for Best Supporting Actress in The Amen helms their new play development program. Corner (The National Theatre). Cecilia’s other He graduated from the University of Virginia theatre credits include Twelfth Night, Comedy (2008) and is represented by Shirley Hamilton Of Errors (Royal Shakespeare Company); Talent. “Much thanks to my family, with love Liberian Girl (The Royal Court); and In The to Elizabeth Anne.” Red and Brown Water (Young Vic Theatre). Aimee Lou Wood (Effie) Film and television credits include Lady In graduated from The Royal The Van, Call The Midwife and Black Mirror. Academy of Dramatic Arts in Eddie Torres (Felix) Directing 2017. While at drama school credits include Native she appeared in Robert Icke’s Gardens (The Old Globe); Mary Stuart at the Almeida Theatre. Since La Canción (Repertorio graduating she has been in the UK tour of Español); Macbeth (The People, Places & Things and has a regular Public Theatre’s Mobile Shakespeare role in the Netflix comedy Sex Education, Unit); the California premiere Water by which is out in early 2019. role of Uncle Vanya. Television appearances include The Americans, The Exorcist, Empire, Chicago Fire and Chicago Med. Film appearances include School of Rock, To Die For, the upcoming The Pages, As With Knives and Skin and Our Father. Recipient of the 2018 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship.

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Matilda Ziegler (Em) Television credits include Lark Rise To Candleford, Call The Midwife, Death In Paradise, Foyle’s War, Lewis, Vera, Outnumbered and Mr Bean. Stage credits include Twelfth Night (Royal Shakespeare Company); Women Laughing (The Royal Court Theatre); Volpone, Inadmissible Evidence, Machinal, Look Back in Anger (The National Theatre); Featuring Loretta and The Memory Of Water (Hampstead Theatre). Most recently, she played the roles of Mum/Lydia/Doctor in the UK tour of the critically acclaimed People, Places and Things.

She received an Obie Award and a Tony nomination for Bruce Norris’s play Clybourne Park (Playwrights Horizons, Mark Taper, Broadway). She is the president of the executive board of the national labor union, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), an alumna of the Lincoln Center and Women’s Project Directors’ Labs, an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre and sits on the advisory board of Clubbed Thumb.

Todd Rosenthal (Set Design) has designed many Broadway shows including August: Osage County (Tony Award), The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Tony Nomination), Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Of Mice and Men, This is Our Youth, Bruce Norris (Playwright) is the author of Clybourne Park, Fish in the Dark and Straight White Men. He designed six seasons for Big Apple Circus. which premiered in 2010 at His international credits include August: Playwrights Horizons and Osage County (London, Australia); The received the Pulitzer Prize Beauty Queen of Leenane (Ireland); Nice for Drama, as well as the Olivier, Evening Fish (London); Madama Butterfly (Ireland); Standard, and Tony Awards. His play The and Downstate (London). Regional credits Low Road was recently produced, at the include work at Goodman Theatre (Artistic Public Theatre (New York), and in 2017 he Partner), Guthrie Theater, Mark Taper adapted Brecht’s Arturo Ui for the Donmar Forum, Artists Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Warehouse, London. Other plays include The Qualms, Domesticated, A Parallelogram, Playhouse, Arena Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Alley Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Festival, etc. He has also designed museum Itch, Purple Heart most of which premiered Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he is exhibitions for Mythbusters: The Explosive an ensemble member. He lives in New York. Exhibition and The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. His awards include Olivier, Pam MacKinnon (Director) Helen Hayes, Ovation, Jeff and Michael is the Artistic Director of Merritt. He is a professor at Northwestern American Conservatory University and a graduate of Yale Drama. Theater (A.C.T.) in San Clint Ramos (Costume Design) returns to Francisco. She won Tony Steppenwolf Theatre Company where and Drama Desk Awards for her direction he designed the costumes for The of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Doppelgänger (an international farce) and Woolf? which started at Steppenwolf scenery for Marie Antoinette. His Broadway Theatre Company. Other Steppenwolf credits include Once On This Island (Tony productions: Roberto Aguira Sacasa’s nomination), Violet, The Elephant Man (also Good Boys and True and Bruce Norris’s West End), Eclipsed, In Transit, Sunday in The Qualms (also at Playwrights Horizons).

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the Park With George and Six Degrees of Separation. Among his awards are a Tony Award, Obie Award for Sustained Excellence, three Lucille Lortel Awards, two ATW Henry Hewes Awards and the TDF Irene Sharaff Award. His work includes over 200 Off-Broadway, national and international credits including Here Lies Love, Torch Song and Sweet Charity. Upcoming is Torch Song on Broadway and Wild Goose Dreams at the Public. Clint is a principal designer for Encores! Off-Center. He is a professor and is the head of design at Fordham University. @clintramos

Broadway); The Low Road (Royal Court); Julius Caesar, Anthony & Cleopatra, Coriolanus (RSC); All My Sons (Shoenfeld Theatre, Broadway). Her exhibitions include So You Say You Want A Revolution? (V&A) and Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones (Saatchi Gallery). For further information and updates, visit carolyndowning.co.uk.

Adam Silverman (Lighting Design) works in opera, theatre and dance. Recent productions include Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Complicité); Lohengrin, (Royal Opera); Gloriana (Teatro Real); The Second Violinist (Wide Open Opera); The Glass Menagerie (Broadway); and PJ Harvey’s The Hope Six Demolition Project (world tour). Additional credits include Enda Walsh’s Misterman, Ballyturk (Landmark Productions); Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Swan Lake and Rite of Spring (Teaċ Damsa). Adam’s work has premiered at the Metropolitan Opera, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, Royal National Theatre, Royal Ballet, English National Opera, Opéra Bastille, Deutsche Oper, Mariinsky Theatre, Bregenz Festival, Almeida Theatre, Broadway and London’s West End.

Gigi Buffington (Company Voice, Text, and Dialect Coach) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where her credits include The Doppelgänger (an international farce), Guards at the Taj, The Minutes, Hir, Pass Over, Linda Vista, Mary Page Marlowe and John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. Other credits include Mary Page Marlowe, Straight White Men (Second Stage, Broadway); Pass Over (LCT3); Coriolanus (Red Bull Theatre Company); The Tempest (LaMaMa); The Merchant Of Venice, 500 year commemoration of the Jewish Ghetto (Venice, Italy); Elizabeth R: texts & beheadings (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 Maids (director); Pericles, Othello, An Iliad, The Seagull, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet and Richard III (American Players Theater). She is an Associate Arts Professor at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. She is a member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA and VASTA.

Carolyn Downing (Sound Design) is an Olivier-award winning sound designer from the UK and is thrilled to be making her debut at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Carolyn’s theatre credits include Chimerica (Almeida/West End, Olivier Award 2014); Summer & Smoke (Almeida); Me And My Girl, Fiddler On The Roof (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Motherf**ker with the Hat (National Theatre); Les Liaisons Dangereusse (Donmar Warehouse/

Matt Hawkins (Fight Choreography) is a Chicago-based director, actor, fight choreographer, movement director, and intimacy choreographer. He has been nominated for fourteen Jeff Awards and has received five. He holds a BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University and an MFA in directing from The University of Iowa. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, where he serves as head of the musical theatre for Bios 13


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the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. This upcoming year he will direct and choreograph a new hip-hop musical Stupid Humans (University of Notre Dame) and choreograph violence for Act(s) Of God (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Hamlet, Short Shakes Macbeth (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); The Witch, Twelfth Night (Writers Theatre). Matt is married to actor/director/documentarian/playwright Stacy Stoltz. Laura D. Glenn (Production Stage Manager) has worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for the past thirty years. Her recent credits include The Roommate, You Got Older, and The Rembrandt, as well as the following Bruce Norris plays: Domesticated, The Qualms, a parallelogram, Purple Heart, The Infidel, and the last time Bruce performed as an actor onstage in Closer. Some Northlight Theatre credits include Butler, Outside Mullingar, Chapatti, Sense and Sensibility, A Life, Better Late, Permanent Collection, Blue/Orange, Rounding Third and A Skull in Connemara. International credits include Better Late (Northlight Theater), Orange Flower Water and Purple Heart (Steppenwolf) at Galway Arts Festival in Galway Ireland; The Man Who Came to Dinner (Steppenwolf) at the BITE festival at the Barbican Center in London); and the regional and Broadway productions of Buried Child (Steppenwolf). Laura has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association for twenty-eight years. “For Mahoney.” Christine D. Freeburg (Assistant Stage Manager) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where her credits include The Doppelgänger (an international farce), The Minutes, Linda Vista, Visiting Edna, Constellations, The Flick, John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, The Herd, Airline Highway, 14 Bios

Tribes, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Sex With Strangers, American Buffalo (also at McCarter Theatre), The Tempest, The Seafarer, The Diary of Anne Frank, after the quake and Cherry Orchard. Other Chicago credits include Stones in His Pockets (Northlight Theatre); The Vanishing Twin, In The Eye of The Beholder, Arabian Nights (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Hamlet, Fraulein Else, Scapin (Court Theater); Once on This Island, Madame Butterfly, Old Wicked Songs and Violet (Apple Tree Theater). Christine is an adjunct faculty member at The Theatre School at DePaul University. She is happily married to Thom Cox and the proud mother of Joan Marie. Anna D. Shapiro (Artistic Director) joined the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2005 and was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London). She was nominated in 2011 in the same category for The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater). Other directing credits at Steppenwolf include The Minutes, Visiting Edna, Mary Page Marlowe, Three Sisters, A Parallelogram, Up, The Crucible, The Unmentionables (also at Yale Repertory Theatre), The Pain and the Itch (also in New York), I Never Sang for My Father, Man from Nebraska, Purple Heart (also in Galway, Ireland), The Drawer Boy, Side Man (also in Ireland, Australia and Vail, Colorado), Three Days of Rain, The Infidel and This Is Our Youth (which transferred to Broadway). Other Broadway credits include Of Mice and Men (with James Franco) and Fish in the Dark (with Larry David). OffBroadway credits include Domesticated (Lincoln Center). She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia. She is a full professor in Northwestern University’s Department of Theatre.


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 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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Leading up to the first days of rehearsal for Downstate, playwright and Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Bruce Norris sat down with Steppenwolf’s Artistic and Marketing teams to talk about the play. Here are some highlights from the conversation. Edited by Patrick Zakem Patrick Zakem: Can you talk a little bit about the genesis of this play? Bruce Norris: Well, I know a lot of people (myself included) who, over the course of their lives, have been in sexual situations of questionable wisdom. Some have been the “victims” in these situations and others “perpetrators.” And a few years ago, I started doing a lot of reading about the things paroled sex offenders increasingly face—registries, residency restrictions, neighborhood watches, self-appointed

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vigilante groups, etc. These are postincarceration punishments, that don’t exist for any other category of criminal. And I also started thinking about how having a common enemy—a universally despised class of criminal (namely the pedophile)—helps the rest of us feel more virtuous about ourselves. And because social media inflames every group response, we can now all anonymously call for their violent deaths, or endorse some gruesome form of retributive justice, often wildly

Steppenwolf ensemble member Bruce Norris in rehearsal for Domesticated (2015). Photo by Joel Moorman.

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incommensurate to the crime that’s been committed. I think we’re living through an era of “payback.” The entire 2016 election was apparently one massive act of collective psychological revenge by one group against another, elevating a man pathologically obsessed with avenging himself against his perceived enemies. And—I want to be careful how I say this—even positive social movements like #MeToo run the risk of tipping over into vengeance as those of us on the left attempt to purge ourselves of any stain of ideological impurity. And I fear that what gets left out of the current national conversation is any mention of… forgiveness. We’d prefer to luxuriate in our righteous hatred for each other right now, in a way that feels cruel and grotesque and tribal. So, with all of that, the thought occurred to me—how do we tamp down our retaliatory, visceral responses to these people we so easily despise? After all, pedophiles have to go on with their lives somehow, somewhere, right? And, I thought, to simply observe them going about their lives, living with the consequences of what they’ve done… that would require a pretty radical amount of compassion on the part of an audience. PZ: How do you contextualize this play alongside the rest of your work? BN: I have a brother who lives in New York and when he sees the plays I write he often asks me, “how come you never write about cool people?” I always say “because it wouldn’t be interesting.” But it did get me thinking about, you know, how I often tend to satirize a particular

class of people—the privileged—that I often find despicable. And I thought, “well, who do I extend my sympathy to?” And I thought, “well I extend it to anyone to whom the world would deny sympathy.” I’m not just trying to be contrary or perverse. Because if we’re going to conclude that there’s one group or class people that is wholly disposable, then I think someone ought to be speaking up, a tiny bit, on their behalf. I guess I feel that way because, for some reason, I instinctively dislike consensus. Consensus makes me uncomfortable because it feels like a civilized form of bullying, since it’s never perfect and always manages to marginalize some dissenting voice. In the case of this play, the voices are those of exconvicts who’ve done terrible things about which they have various levels of regret or defiance. And I want to extend compassion to them as well. PZ: What should audiences expect when they enter the theatre? BN: I guess they should expect that the play is going to ask who you’re willing to extend yourself to, or—I don’t want to sound too preachy, but like, give compassion to? Or tolerate? Liberalism—I’ve always thought—is supposed to be about tolerance. Are we able to tolerate the existence of these people? Many among us would prefer that pedophiles be killed. That would be the simple answer—to say these people are sick. They’re monsters. Let’s get rid of them. But we can’t do that. So what if we said instead, these people are human beings, and they’re living in a bad situation of their own making. Now what do we do?

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THE STEPPENWOLF ENSEMBLE Steppenwolf Theatre Company is the nation’s premier ensemble theater. Formed by a collective of actors in 1976, the ensemble of 53 members represent a remarkable crosssection of actors, directors and playwrights. Thrilling and powerful productions from Balm in Gilead to August: Osage County—and accolades that include the National Medal of Arts and 12 Tony Awards—have made the theater legendary. Steppenwolf produces hundreds of performances and events annually in its three spaces: the 515-seat Downstairs Theatre, the 299-seat Upstairs Theatre and the 80-seat 1700 Theatre. Artistic programing includes a seven-play season; a twoplay Steppenwolf for Young Adults season; Visiting Company engagements; and LookOut, a multi-genre performance series. Education initiatives include the nationally recognized work of Steppenwolf for Young Adults, which engages 15,000 participants annually from Chicago’s diverse communities; the esteemed School at Steppenwolf; and Professional Leadership Programs for arts administration training. While firmly grounded in the Chicago community, nearly 40 original Steppenwolf productions have enjoyed success both nationally and internationally, including Broadway, Off-Broadway, London, Sydney, Galway and Dublin.


JOAN ALLEN

KEVIN ANDERSON

ALANA ARENAS

RANDALL ARNEY

KATE ARRINGTON

IAN BARFORD

ROBERT BREULER

CLIFF CHAMBERLIN

GARY COLE

CELESTE M. COOPER

GLENN DAVIS

KATHRYN ERBE

AUDREY FRANCIS

K. TODD FREEMAN

FRANK GALATI

FRANCIS GUINAN

MOIRA HARRIS

JON MICHAEL HILL

TIM HOPPER

TOM IRWIN

ORA JONES

RAJIV JOSEPH

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

KAREN RODRIGUEZ

ERIC SIMONSON

GARY SINISE †

ANNA D. SHAPIRO°

CO-FOUNDER * IN MEMORIAM ° ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

LOIS SMITH

RICK SNYDER

JIM TRUE-FROST

ALAN WILDER

NAMIR SMALLWOOD


STEPPENWOLF STAFF Anna D. Shapiro Artistic Director

Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry and Gary Sinise Executive Artistic Board

David Schmitz Executive Director

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Brian Hurst Finance Coordinator Gabriel Alaniz Events Management Associate Samuel Barnes IT Business Systems Analyst Nic Andrews IT Associate Dani Barlow Yale Fellow

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Jonathan Berry Hallie Gordon Artistic Producers JC Clementz Casting Director Polly Hubbard Director of New Play Development Glenn Davis Audrey Francis Tracy Letts Sandra Marquez Amy Morton Caroline Neff Yasen Peyankov Associate Artists

Education Hallie Gordon Artistic Director Megan Shuchman Director of Education Jared Bellot Education Manager John Rooney Education and Leadership Programs Coordinator Abhi Shrestha Education Associate Peter Andersen Jazmín Corona Cara Greene Epstein Monét Felton Tiffany Fulson Tina El Gamal Charles Andrew Gardner Greg Geffrard Larry Grimm Airos Sung-En Medill Mara Stern Wilfredo Ramos, Jr. Fatima Sowe Teaching Artists

Administration Karena Fiorenza General Manager Lupe Garcia Quiles Events Management Director Maria Nondorf Finance Director Jovito Alvarez Finance Manager Paul Miller Office Manager LaDonna Lane Human Resources Generalist

Greta Honold LookOut Producer/ Audience Engagement Producer Joel Moorman Digital Content Producer Kevin Castillo Digital Marketing Manager Neel McNeill Marketing and Memberships Manager Development Patrick Zakem Leslie Bradberry LookOut Producer/ Director of Audience Engagement Development Coordinator Kristy Conway David Masnato Senior Development Graphic Designer Director Maya Fazio-Siu Eric Evenskaas Marketing Assistant Senior Development Director Leean Kim Torske PR Assistant Mercedes Rohlfs Campaign Director Juli Del Prete Social Media Courtney Anderson Coordinator Director of Special Events Tamara Todres Interim Audience Suzanne Miller Services Director Annual Giving Director Stephanie Heller Audience Services Jessica Gretch Membership Manager Individual Giving Manager William Benjamin Audience Services Max Lando Manager Institutional Giving Manager Jimmy Freund Audience Services A.J. Roy Training Supervisor Board Relations Manager Mike Brunlieb Rebekah Camm Sarah Giovannetti Audience Services Special Events Supervisors Coordinator Molly Layton Chelsea Smith Group Sales Campaign Coordinator Coordinator Roseann Bishop Samantha Price Membership Institutional Giving Coordinator Coordinator Craig Barnes Marketing, Itzel Blancas Communications & Emily Borges Audience Services Rebecca Butler John Zinn Allison Diamond Director of Marketing Sam Garrott and Communications Rukmini Girish Kenya Hall Donovan Foote Hanna Kime Design Director Julia Waits Madeline Long Sovannra Yos Communications Audience Services Director Associates Erika Nelson Marketing Director

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Megan Kaminsky Marshall Kious Georgette Kirkendall Rukmini Girish Laura LoChirco Brian Lee Airos Sung-En Medill Audience Outreach Greg Mehl Supervisors Chrystle Rivers Charles Frydenberg Hoot Sanders Greg Glomb Jessica Smith Marilyn Hillary Kaleb Tank Brandi Jones Audience Experience Audience Outreach Associates Associates Morgan Burkey Sydney Charles Operations Omar Dyette Cory Jeanes Director of Operations Dani Nicole James Mari Kempes Peter Van Kempen Brian Keys Facilities Manager Patty Malaney Adrian Castro Pat Mangan Operations Alyson Morrill Coordinator Meaghan Morris Harold Jaffe Jack Newton Facilities Staff Ian Palmer Adam Simers Irukia Ahmed Ali Sarah Stambaugh Victor David Shayla Tharp Tul Ghaley Shannon Vogt Madan Gurung Taleshia Walker Rina Gurung Front Bar Staff Ababe Mekonen Shamshuddin Angel Aguilar Mohamed Shofi Mustafa Chaudry Aminata Talawally Sam Morales Custodial Staff Gabriel Sanchez Parking Associates Audience Jack Meyer and Experience Lauren Louer, Evan Hatfield The Saints Director of Audience Volunteer Usher Experience Coordination Danielle Shindler Production Food & Beverage Director, Front Bar Tom Pearl General Manager Director of Production Denise Yvette Serna Brianna Parry Front of House Associate Production Manager Manager Donald Coulson Erin Cook Parking Manager Company Manager and Assistant to the Aaron Aptaker Audience Experience Artistic Director Coordinator Claire Haupt Production Office Kate Lerner Coordinator Bar Manager Mike Donohue Ashley Schilling Technical Director Café Manager Chad Hain Nick Burt Associate Technical Ana Cackley Director David Clauson Matthew Glenn Lydia Strini Jake Green Draftsperson Taylor Hobart Curtis Jackson


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Kyle Land Ryan Luwe Shannon Perry Russell Scott Scenic Carpenters Zoe Shiffrin Scenic Charge Artist Jenny DiLuciano Properties Director Emily Feder Jay Tollefsen Associate Properties Directors Charles Moser Master Properties Artisan Erin Ohland Properties Artisan Melissa Humbert First Hand Shannon Higgins Wardrobe, Hair and Make Up Supervisor Melissa Motz Assistant Wardrobe Supervisor 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 J. R. Lederle Lighting Supervisor Ernesto Gomez Master Electrician Karen Thompson Light Board Operator Rick Haefele Stage Supervisor Vanessa Gomez Assistant Stage Supervisor Martha Wegener Audio Supervisor Gregor Mortis Associate Audio Supervisor Matthew Chapman 1700 Tech Coordinator

Malcolm Ewen Christine D. Freeburg Laura D. Glenn Production Stage Managers Kathleen Barrett Elise Hausken Mary Hungerford Amanda Landis Michelle Medvin Stage Managers

Professional Leadership Program Carlos Enrique Arellano Nakia Shalice Avila Becca Brown Jacqueline Corte Amy Couey Tina El Gamal Allison Granat Brittney Symone Grant Mark H. Anthony Harden Rachel Kennedy JuJu Laurie Mihika Miranda Caleb Naugle Reagan O’Malley May Treuhaft-Ali Eva Trunzo Abigail Vass Sarah Wallace

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Organizational Counsel provided by the attorneys at Schiff Hardin, LLP

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 Matthew Shapiro Stephanie B. Smith John R. Walter Helen Zell Trustees Sarah Beardsley Michael W. Bender Jonathan Blanc Amy Bluhm Meredith Bluhm-Wolf Marlene Breslow-Blitstein Carole L. Brown Ebs Burnough Beth Boosalis Davis Amy Eshleman D. Cameron Findlay Matthew Gray Robert J. Greenebaum, Jr. Caryn Harris John Hart Jon Michael Hill Dennis D. Howarter Tina Landau Tracy Letts Mary Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr.

Holly Maloney Tarell Alvin McCraney David E. Mendelsohn Verett Mims Christopher M. Murphy Pam Netzky Yasen Peyankov Anne M. Phillips Cari B. Sacks Robert Sanborn Manuel “Manny” Sanchez Anna D. Shapiro Colette Cachey Smithburg Elliot A. Stultz Bryan Traubert Emeritus Trustees J. Robert Barr Lawrence Block Michael Cahan John N. Fox, Jr. Lawrence M. Gill Donna La Pietra Kenneth J. Porrello Merle Reskin Randall K. Rowe Gloria Scoby Past Chairpersons William L. Atwell Larry D. Brady Douglas R. Brown Nora Daley Laurence Edwards John N. Fox, Jr. Elliott Lyon Gordon Murphy William H. Plummer Bruce Sagan Gloria Scoby Donna Vos

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2018/19 SEASON SPONSORS LEAD SPONSORS

The Crown Family‡ The Davee Foundation‡ Lefkofsky Family Foundation John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation‡

Polk Bros. Foundation‡

The Wallace Foundation‡

The Roy Cockrum Foundation

Zell Family Foundation

Shubert Foundation, Inc. Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust‡

PREMIER SPONSORS

Paul M. Angell Foundation

Julius Frankel Foundation

The Orlebeke Foundation

Douglas R. Brown

John Hart and Carol Prins

Cari and Michael J. Sacks‡

Andrew and Amy Bluhm

The Harris Family Foundation

Robert and Louise Sanborn

Phil and Mary Beth Canfield

Illinois Arts Council

Ann and Richard Carr

National Endowment for the Arts

Smart Family Foundation of Illinois

Joyce Chelberg Chicago Community Trust

Lead Accessibility Sponsor John Hart and Carol Prins Veterans’ Night Sponsors Gary Sinise Foundation Caroline and Keating Crown Grainger Foundation

Pam and Ashley Netzky

Bryan Traubert and Penny Pritzker John and Carol Walter

Lead Underwriter of fundraising for The Campaign for Steppenwolf The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust Official Exclusive Airline United Airlines Official Lighting Sponsor ComEd

‡ Steppenwolf Ensemble Fund Individuals recognized above with a “‡” have made multi-year commitments to help develop special ensemble-driven projects.


COMMUNITY ADVOCATES New Play Development Fund Committee supports Steppenwolf’s mission to be a preeminent producer of new American plays. Caryn Harris*, Co-Chair Anna D. Shapiro*, Co-Chair Julie Baskes Susan O. Berghoef Meredith Bluhm-Wolf* Douglas R. Brown* Joyce Chelberg Nora Daley* Anne Edwards Bill Gofen Ethel Gofen Joan M. Hall Liz Lefkofsky Jim Mabie Deborah Quazzo* Robert Sanborn* Matthew Shapiro* Colette Cachey Smithburg* Helen Zell*

Education Committee advocates for the programming of Steppenwolf Education and for access to quality arts experiences for teens, teachers and early career professionals. Amy Eshleman*, Chair Michael Bolton Amy Bluhm* Sheila Chapman Beth Boosalis Davis* Jeremy Dunn Jane Fleming Paul Gaynor David Germaine Larry Grimm John Hart* Robert LoPrete Sybil Madison-Boyd Susan Noel Ashley Pettit Anne M. Phillips* Donald J. Phillips II Deborah Quazzo* Robert Sanborn* Michelle Schlack Sydney Sidwell Jennifer Stuart Elliot A. Stultz* Annie Tully David Wagener Nina A. Winston *Steppenwolf Trustee

Directors Circle Committee helps steward and grow the theater’s largest donor program. Gail Steingold, Chair Patricia Bobb Janyce D. Brengel Bryce Cooper Beth Boosalis Davis* Greg Desmond Ritu Dhingra Stacy Fleming Aimee Graham Arnold Horwich Judith Horwich Rebecca Johnston Sherri Kayser Michael LaTona Karen Levine Susan Lichtenstein Stephanie Linn Beth Loeb Toni Sandor Smith Gail Straus Frances E. Tuite

2018 Gala Steppenwolf’s Gala Co-Chairs plan the signature fundraising event led by the theater’s Board of Trustees. Verett Mims* Elliot Stultz* Audrey Francis and Chris Froseth Cathy and James Vincent Meredith Jeff Perry and Linda Lowy

Women in the Arts Luncheon Committee spearheads our annual fundraising event, honoring leading artists in theater, film and television.

Mary Ludford* Debbie Marchese Lynn Lockwood Murphy* Colette Cachey Smithburg* Susan Farnham Warrington 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. Courtland Anderson Jocelyn Arrieta Amy Deng Dream Drummer Ayla Ellenbogen Ines Garcia Ethan Gordon Grace Hanson Audrey Jacobs Eileen Keller Morgan Kingsley Gywneth Lemaster Jacqueline Moreno Specer O’Brien Amber O’Sullivan Nikhil Patel Angel Rhone Keylan Robinson Izareza Rodriguez Jairo Saucedo Tia Smith Tyra Smith Maiya Swedberg Ramman Taksh Kelsey Vital Natalie Wexler Liam Young

Susan Berghoef Amy Bluhm* Meredith Bluhm-Wolf* Marlene Breslow-Blitstein* Elizabeth H. Connelly* Caroline and Keating Crown* Mary A. Dempsey Amy Eshleman* Noreen Gallagher Sarah Glavin Mary Kathryn Hartigan Donna La Pietra* Liz and Eric Lefkofsky*

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…cont’d

COMMUNITY ADVOCATES

Corporate Arts Council Steppenwolf’s Corporate Arts Council unites a community of smart, innovative companies to connect in a dynamic and unique 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. For more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Samantha Price at 312-654-5682 or sprice@steppenwolf.‌org. Leading Members Allstate Insurance Company, Meghan Sporleder° Ameriprise Financial, Patricia Moll° Archer Daniels Midland Company, Ben Bard DLA Piper LLP (US), Katrina Hausfeld° Exelon Corporation, Jason Decker° J.P. Morgan, Kelly Epstein°

Northern Trust, Mark Taylor° PwC, Vilma Chan* Premier Members Faegre Baker Daniels, Patrick M. Miller° Sidley Austin LLP, Elizabeth M. Schubert°

Members Baker McKenzie, Michael A. Duffy Newcastle Limited, Michael Haney Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Brian Duwe Winston & Strawn LLP, Matthew R. Carter ° Denoted Corporate Arts Council Steering Committee Member

Steppenwolf Associates Comprised of more than 70 young professionals, the Steppenwolf Associates work each season to raise funds for Steppenwolf Education. We salute the Associates for giving generously of their time and resources. Contact Samantha Price and A.J. Roy at associates@steppenwolf.org to become a Steppenwolf Associates member today. Associates Board Members Jonathan Blanc Isaac Colunga Clyde C. Compton Aimee Graham Rachel Henry Elizabeth Ingram Jeffrey Koh Julia Luscombe

Eléonore Moncheur de Rieudotte Katherine Nardin Melissa Peralta Adrienne Pope Marilynn Rubio Shilpa Rupani Michelle Schlack Jennifer Stuart

Allan Waite David Wagener Harriet White Andre Williams Founding Officers Marissa Bryce Nora Daley

ENDOWMENT SPONSORS Hope Abelson Fund for New Play Development Artistic Endowment established through the Leading National Theatres Program, a joint initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Ruth D. and Ken M. Davee New Works Fund Douglas R. Brown Playwright/ Director Endowment Fund Ford Foundation Artistic and General Operating Endowment Funds

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

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


VISIONARY CIRCLE We are honored to recognize the following individuals who have included Steppenwolf in their will or estate plans. To learn more about estate gift options or to be recognized for a gift you have already provided for, contact Eric Evenskaas at 312-654-5615 or eevenskaas@steppenwolf.org. Anonymous Valerie and Joseph Abel Robert C. Anderson Dr. and Mrs. Marvin and Joyce Berman Norma Borcherding Douglas R. Brown Barbara L. Dean Janice and Rob Esser Robert H. Glaze

Michael Goldberger Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa John Hart Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Tom Irwin 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 and Sue Seigle Judy Sugarman

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

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

Rose L. and Sidney N. Shure Nancy L. Wald

HONOR AND MEMORIAL GIFTS In Honor of Kate Arrington Jean Arrington In Honor of Susan Berghoef Lisa Kornick In Honor of Henry Bienen Shirley and Patrick G. Ryan In Honor of Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore Stacy Stahl In Honor of Leslie Bradberry Jennifer Baryl In Honor of Joseph Breslow Berle Blitstein and Marlene Breslow-Blitstein 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 Jimmy Freund Maureen Eisenberg In Honor of Noreen Gallagher Deborah Levinson In Honor of Evan Hatfield Frank Chanen Paul Rink In Honor of Stephanie Heller Roselyn Friedman Terrence Walsh

In Honor of the Lefkofskys and Kalts Laura and Scott Eisen In Honor of Emily Moss and Josh Engel Michele Heist In Honor of Dr. Kenneth Rottman Alan Rottman In Honor of Cari Sacks Madeleine Grynsztejn In Honor of Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Anita and Jamie Orlikoff In Honor of Eli Spiegel Donna Spiegel In Honor of Sai Vavricek Eileen Vavricek In Honor of Susan Warrington Barbara L. and Richard C. Barrett Marilee Kovacs In Honor of Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and William Wolf Andrew Block and Julie Nerenberg In Memory of George S. Brengel Janyce D. Brengel In Memory of Betty Carlson Tracy Goepel In Memory of Kati Hastings Anonymous

In Memory of Norton H. Kay Sandra Blau In Memory of Abby S. MagdovitzWasserman Dr. David Wasserman In Memory of John Mahoney Mark and Frances Mann Nancy Parkinson Richard Turner Jennifer Yven In Memory of Mariann Mayberry Daniel Alan Balsam Ruth Mandel In Memory of James W. Ray and James W. Ray, Jr. Nancy Ray In Memory of Henry Ross Benjamin and Emily Bunker In Memory of Rose L. Shure Shure Incorporated In Memory of Jack B. Stanford Dr. Lisa D. Stanford In Memory of Kari Timm Jill O’Donovan In Memory of Nancy Wald Albert Wald In Memory of Diane Zientek The Schirato Family

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTORS Grand Benefactors ($100,000+) Allstate Insurance Company* The Crown Family ‡ The Davee Foundation‡ Lefkofsky Family Foundation‡ John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation‡* The Negaunee Foundation Polk Bros. Foundation*‡ Roy Cockrum Foundation Shubert Foundation, Inc. Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust ‡ United Airlines The Wallace Foundation‡ Zell Family Foundation‡ Benefactors ($50,000 – $99,999) Anonymous Paul M. Angell Foundation ComEd Conagra Brands Foundation Julius Frankel Foundation The Harris Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. King Harris Kathy Harris Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Szokol Mr. and Mrs. William Friend Mr. and Mrs. John Harris Illinois Arts Council, a state agency J.P.Morgan* National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust* The Orlebeke Foundation PwC Smart Family Foundation of Illinois Vinci Producers ($25,000 – $49,999) Anonymous (2) Alphawood Foundation American Express Ameriprise Financial Archer Daniels Midland Company The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events DLA Piper LLP (US) The Field Foundation of Illinois Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Greenberg Traurig LLP Grosvenor Capital Management BMO Harris Bank*

Walter E. Heller Foundation The Joyce Foundation Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Prince Charitable Trusts J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Sage Foundation Schiff Hardin LLP Searle Family Trust Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation‡ Sidley Austin LLP‡ Gary Sinise Foundation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Patrons ($10,000 – $24,999) Anonymous (2) Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Ambassador Chicago Baker McKenzie BNY Mellon Wealth Management Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc. Blitstein Family Foundation The Boeing Company Helen Brach Foundation Buchanan Family Foundation Citadel LLC CNA Financial Corporation* CRC Swett Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Eversheds Sutherland Faegre Baker Daniels Graycor, Inc. Green Courte Partners, LLC GrubHub Illinois Tool Works Foundation Make It Better Media Marsh Private Client Services Mayer Brown LLP McKinsey & Company, Inc. Melcher Charitable Foundation Newcastle Limited Norcon, Inc Pepsico Foundation Precision Control Systems Rhoades Foundation Ropes & Gray LLP Dr. Scholl Foundation Seigle Family Foundation Siragusa Family Foundation The Smithburg Family Foundation John and Carol Walter Family Foundation

* Corporations and foundations that have made employee matching gifts

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William Blair & Company, LLC The Williams Capital Group, L.P. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Winston & Strawn, LLP Sustainers ($5,000 – $9,999) Aon Baird Modestus Bauer Foundation Baxter International Inc.* Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Claridge House Philip H. Corboy Foundation Grainger Foundation John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Irving Harris Foundation Hotel Lincoln Ice Miller LLP Karkomi Family Foundation Loop Capital Markets Mendelsohn Legal, Inc. Nordstrom Reynolds Family Foundation Sahara Enterprises, Inc. Suite Home Chicago Louis & Nellie Sieg Fund Sponsors ($2,500 – $4,999) Anonymous The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation FROST Innovative Benefit Consultants New Horizon Foundation Wells Fargo Private Client Services

‡ Multi-year pledge


LEAD INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTORS These individuals provide inspirational annual support for productions, education programs and general operations and help safeguard Steppenwolf’s international reputation for artistic excellence and innovation. Premier Patrons ($50,000+) Anonymous Julie and Roger Baskes‡ Leigh and Henry Bienen Andrew and Amy Bluhm Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein Douglas R. Brown Phil and Mary Beth Canfield Ann and Richard Carr Joyce Chelberg Elizabeth H. Connelly Caroline and Keating Crown Nora Daley and Sean Conroy Rich and Margery Feitler Amy and Cameron Findlay ‡ King and Caryn Harris John Hart and Carol Prins‡ Pam and Dennis D. Howarter Liz and Eric Lefkofsky ‡ Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy ‡ Mary and Bill Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr. Pam and Ashley Netzky Anne and Don Phillips‡ Cari and Michael J. Sacks‡ Robert and Louise Sanborn Elliot A. Stultz Bryan Traubert and Penny Pritzker John and Carol Walter Helen Zell

Grand Patrons ($25,000 – $49,999) Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and Bill Wolf Kent and Liz Dauten Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly ‡ Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot Ethel and Bill Gofen Richard and Mary L. Gray ‡ Bob and Amy Greenebaum‡ Mrs. John M. Hartigan Marian, Fruman and Lisa Jacobson Steven D. Loucks‡ Andrew Keyt Jim and Kay Mabie‡ Holly and Matt Maloney Mr. and Ms. David E. Mendelsohn Verett Mims Christopher and Eileen Murphy Randy and Susi Rowe Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Manny Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez Sue and Harry Seigle Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Shapiro‡ Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Bill and Orli Staley

Distinguished Patrons ($15,000 – $24,999) Andy and Sue Arnold Carole L. Brown Beth Boosalis Davis and Maxwell S. Davis Donald and Anne Edwards Valerie and Paul Goodrich Juliette Feld and Andrew Grossman Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill Joan Hall Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Mr. David Hoffman Perry and Cathy Iverson Jeffrey Maling and Rebecca Johnston The Krammer Family Tracy Letts Kate and William Macdonald L. Heather Mitchell and Kenny Mitchell Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Merle Reskin Benjamin Rosenthal Ms. Elizabeth Schubert Stephanie B. Smith and Gerald Smith

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DIRECTORS CIRCLE The generosity of Steppenwolf’s Directors Circle members annually provides vital support for Steppenwolf’s many streams of artistic and community programming. In recognition of their contributions, members receive complimentary subscriptions with VIP ticketing services and are invited to private events with the artists of Steppenwolf. Donors with ‡ have made a generous multi-year pledge. To join this distinguished group, call Jessica Gretch at 312-654-5672 or e-mail directorscircle@steppenwolf.org. Patrons ($10,000 – $14,999) Anonymous Betty Bradshaw Michael and Cathy Brennan Carol and Douglas Cohen Aimee Graham and Nigel Caine Mary and Paul Finnegan Stacy and Ian Fleming John and Katherine Fox Leslie and Matthew Gray Jon Michael Hill Jeffrey Maling and Rebecca Johnston Brad and Kim Keywell Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad Mr. John M. Schwolsky Amrit and Gurpreet Singh Toni Sandor Smith Marcie and Avy Stein Frances E. Tuite Nina B. Winston Susan and Robert A. Wislow Ronald and Geri Yonover Sustainers ($5,000 – $9,999) Anonymous (5) David and Suzanne Arch Gustavo Bamberger and Martha Van Haitsma Gerry Barad and Tamara Holder Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Berman Janyce D. Brengel Lois Browning Gia and Isaac Colunga Jerry and Josephine Conlon Liam and Francesca Connell Laura and Scott Eisen Mary M. Emerson Tom and Pat Erickson Becki and Scott Etzler Kenneth and Bonnie Feld Jane Fleming and Melinda Kempton David and Noreen Ann Gallagher Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg Marcy and Harry Harczak Ms. Joan Harris Mrs. Louise Hart Michael and Mona Heath Fund Judy and Jay Heyman

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David Hiller David and Susan Kalt Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck Jen and Brad Keck Stephen Kriegel and Family Christine and Michael LaTona Mr. Marvin J. Leavitt and Ms. Susan Karkomi Susan Lichtenstein and John Rokacz Brian Lukanic and Kelly Dixon Amos and Anat Madanes Howard and Sandy Nagelberg Mr. and Ms. Dave Obenauer Mr. and Ms. Amit Parekh Ashley and Noah Pettit Jennifer and Perry Pinto Burton X. and Sheli Rosenberg Ms. Doris D. Roskin Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr. David and Susan Schmid Mr. and Ms. Ilan Shalit Jeffrey Singer and Patricia Carman Gail and Eugene Steingold Matthew Steinmetz Jacqueline Tilton Richard and Elaine Tinberg Donna and Dirk Vos Michael and January Ward Robert and Susan Warrington Dr. David Wasserman Lorrayne and Steve Weiss Benefactors ($2,000 – $4,999) Anonymous (13) Mr. and Mrs. John Aalbregtse Kathi and Roger Adams Kim and David Adler Jack J. Adrian Karen and Scott Alexander Polly Allen Nicholas and Kathleen Amatangelo Kimball Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Robert C. Anderson Robert Anderson and Joanna Nicholas Robert and Marilyn Arensman Stephanie and Dana Arnett

Jeffrey S. Arnold and Ellen J. Neely Paula Ausick Edgar Bachrach Richard and Janice Bail Andy and Stephanie Baker ‡ Sharon Baker Yuri and Elena Balasanov John and Caroline Ballantine Catherine Bannister Merrill and Alice Barden Cynthia Barginere Laura Barnett Solomon and Camila Barnett Bob and Trish Barr Mr. Sebastian Barrack Jennifer Baryl Sandra Bass Dee Beaubien Martha and Al Belmonte Bruce and Debbie Bentcover Shirley and Tom Berchou‡ Susen H. Berg and James C. Berg Louis and Jacqueline Bernstein Ron and Colleen Bess Jeff Bethke and Leah Vaselopulos Nicholas Biederman Jon Blanc Shaun and Andy Block Patricia C. Bobb Norman and Virginia Bobins Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski‡ Benjamin Bove Stanley and Anne Boychuck Doug Bradbury Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Braun Robert and Joell Brightfelt ‡ Marissa and Tim Brinkley Robert and Mary Briscoe Reid Brody and Sally Schwartz-Brody Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brooks Dawn and Harmon Brown George and Joyce Brown‡ David and Michelle Buck Phil Burgess and Jim Nutter John D. and Leslie Henner Burns Timothy Burroughs and Barbara Smith Michael and Merle Cahan David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo Joseph and Cory Cancila‡


Bobby Cannavale Sheila J. Chapman William and Nicole Cheeseman Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green Dr. Rosalyn A. Chrenka and Ralph P. Maffucci Michael and Stephanie Chu Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke Dana Green and Thomas Clancy Zac and Lesley N. Cochran Michael and Edie Cohen Elizabeth O'Connor Cole Thomas and Katherine Coleman Steven and Caralynn Collens Ed Cook and Melissa Perrett Cook‡ J. Gorman Cook and Carole Kohout Bryce Cooper Merle R. Cooper Lisa and Brian Cornell Deb and Denny Cowhey Patricia Cox, Katie and Will Hunckler Winnie and Bob Crawford Alayna Washington Crenshaw Phyllis Cretors James Curley and Isabel O'Connell Carl and Cynthia Curry Daniel R. Cyganowski Dean and Lori Czuma Stephen F. Danziger Judy and Tapas K. Das Gupta Marlowe Davis Diane Dawson Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher Scott Delman Greg Desmond and Michael Segobiano Donald Deutsch Gautam and Ritu Dhingra Roberta S. Dillon Ms. Cari Dinneen Carmelita Dockery, PhD Patricia and Richard Doonan Philip and Marsha Dowd Raymond and Marybeth Drake Erin and Ian Drury Dr. Steven B. Edelstein George Engeln Malcolm D. Ewen Juliet and Marc Fallah Maurice Fantus and Judith Aiello Demitri and Pamela Fardelos David and Mary Farkas Mr. and Ms. Michael Fassnacht Randall Fearnow and Beth Compton Harris J. Feldman, M.D. Roxanne Hori and Robert Felsenthal

Carol and Steven Felsenthal Richard and Linda Filler Peter and Joanne Fischer Sara Stern and Ted J. Fishman‡ Steven Florsheim and Jennifer Friedes Lisa and John Folkers Kim M. Folta Cory and Cyndi Fosco Daniel J. Rubin and Karen Frederick Jim and Sandy Freeburg Kate and Michael Fridholm Ms. Sara Friedle and Mr. Michael Towler Kate Friedlob Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Friedman Susan Fuchs, M.D.‡ Leonard Gail and Robin Steans Denise Michelle Gamble Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Lisa Garling and Jeff Miller Gigi Gamauf Gavron and Dr. Joseph Gavron Gary L. Gephart Steven M. Gerschoffer Susan and John Gibbons Scott Gidwitz Richard Ginsberg and Natalie Tessler Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser Elizabeth Glassman Mr. Asheesh Goel and Shmaila Tahir Charlie and Mary Gofen Deidra D. Gold Bob and Carol Goldberg Jennifer and Isaac Goldman Dr. Paul Goldstein and Ms. Nasrin Mahani Sue-Gray Goller John Gorey and Catherine DeOrio Laurence and Carrie Grant Sue and Melvin Gray Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Greenberg‡ Mary and Jim Greene William and Nanci Greene Michael and Lisa Greenfield James and Brenda Grusecki Karen and Jamie Gunsior Jack and Sandra Guthman Suzanne Gylfe Ginger and Del Hall Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa Pam and David Harrington Victoria and Charles Harris Stacie R. Hartman Dorothy Harza Lois and Marty Hauselman

Jean Hawkinson Mark and Joelle Hayes James and Anne Heger Sandra L. Helton and Norman M. Edelson James LaForce and Stephen Henderson Rachel Henry Marlene and Sonny Hersh Richard and Elaine Heuberger Midge and Frank Heurich David Kistenbroker and Cynthia Heusing Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hibel Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Hill The Hirschfields Ann S. Hoenig and Jonathan L. Hoenig Grayson Holmbeck Dr. Matthew and Kimberly Horowitz Arnold and Judith Horwich‡ Ms. Rosa M. Hugener Bill and Monica Hughson Holly E. Humphreys William Ibe Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall John Ittner and Jennifer Van Dyke Patricia Jeffers Craig "CJ" Jensen and Craig Dannenbrink Ed Jeske and John Hern Craig and Heidi Johnson Timothy B. Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley Holly Johnston Jeff and Lisa Jozwiak Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kaplan David Kathman Dr. Claudia Anne Katz Aviva Katzman and Morris Mauer Judith and Jerry Kaufman Mary Ann and Mark Kaufman Reis and Sherri Kayser Adam and Renee Keats Thomas E Keim Sheryl and Tom Keith‡ Peter and Susan Kelly Chris Kendrick and Kasturi Haldar Gerould and Jewell Kern Helen J. Kessler Patricia and Wayne Kik‡ Mike and Leslie King Harry Kinzie Laurie Kladis Tom Klarquist and Steve Somora Jonathan Klein and Susan Cohn Stephanie and Peter Klein Jean Klingenstein Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knauff

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…cont’d Directors Circle Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Koldyke Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Korbet MD Suzy Krueckeberg Raminder and Vinay Kumar Mr. Matthew Kutcher and Ms. Rebecca Richards Carol and Jerome Lamet Gerald R. Lanz and Lisa Kearns Lanz Tom and Renee Lavallee Ron and Kim Lemar Mr. Randall M. Lending Travis Lenkner and Erin Delaney Karen Levine Bernard and Averill Leviton Tanya Levshina and Ilya Volvovski Arthur and Catherine Lewis Wil Lewis Ms. Stephanie F. Linn and Dr. Seth B. Krantz Dr. Paul M. Lisnek Mr. and Mrs. William Lloyd Beth Loeb Dr. Carl Gustas and Jan Logan Abby and George Lombardi Diane and Alejandro Longoria Fran Lambros and John Lowry ‡ Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve‡ Michael Maloney and Christine Zyzda Naja Maltezos Arlene Manelli Mark and Frances Mann Sandy and Jerry Manne Barbara and Larry Margolis Christine and David Markovitz Don and Melinda Marshall The Masnato Family Eric and Sarah Mayeda Michael J. McCahey Michael E. McCaslin‡ Tarell Alvin McCraney Lee and Joyce McCullough Bob and Barb McCullough Andrew R. McGaan Mr. and Ms. Paul McGrady Lyn McKeaney Cynthia Luse-McKeen and P. Douglas McKeen Becky and Bob McLennan Kevin and Beth McMeen Dr. Janis Mendelsohn Randi Merel and Allen LeHew Ellie and Bob Meyers Amy Laiken and Tim Michel Jim Milbery and Anna Deaugustine Michael and Susan Miller

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Jamey Eklund and Evgueni Minev Dr. George and Maureen Miz Mr. and Mrs. Steve Monieson Ms. Stephanie Morimoto and Mr. Matt King Blake and Debra Moritz‡ Patricia Myles Ms. Katherine Nardin Elke Aippersbach and Piers Nash‡ Alyson and Patrick J. Nash, Jr. Cathy and Robert Nathan Jean and Jordan Nerenberg Jon and Molly Neulieb Lynne Considine Nieman and Jim Parsons David Ellis and Hope Nightingale Mary Nolen Susan and George Obermaier Gary and Marcie Ochs Peg O'Connor Barbara and Daniel O'Keefe Joe O'Leary Mr. and Ms. Tony Olson Bob and Joyce O'Malley Bridget R. O'Neill Susan and Ted Oppenheimer Elizabeth Orelup and Lawrence Sonntag Sandra and Mark Ostler Brian A. Paetow and Gretchen K. Beetner Jim and Sue Pajakowski Vicki L. Parker Mr. Deep Patel and Ms. Nisha Begwani Pradip Patiath and Shalini Sharma Ms. Sarah Paulson Amy and Brent Peebles Melissa Peralta Sandra and Michael Perlow Simon and Kim Perutz John and Christine Pfeiffer Dale and Loretta Pierson Ms. Sherri Pincus Patricia Pippert and Steven Redfield Dr. Susan Burland and George Plumb Kate Pokorny and Steve Waszak‡ Mr. Guy Ponticiello Avi and Joan Porat Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall‡ Andrew and Judy L. Porte Elliott Quigley Paul Rauch and Frank Cozzi Bradley and Patricia Reid Linda Reid Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg

Mrs. Robert Reum Nina Riccardi Ms. Lauri Riggen Ms. Dana Ringer Jacob Ringer Susan and Edwin Ritts John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher Randy and Betsy Rochman James and Trude Roselle Hilary Rosenthal Holly and David Rothschild Alan Gordon Rottman Bob and Mary Rowe Marilynn Rubio George and Kimberly Ruhana Joanne C. Ruxin John Ryan The Ryerson Family Mr. and Mrs. John Sabl Francis C. Sadac Ms. Carol S. Sadow A. Sue Samuels Richard and Susan Sanders Paola Sapienza Pamela and Fred Sasser Paul Scavone and Donna Pawlus Michelle Maton and Mike Schaeffer Howard and Gail Schaffner Stephanie Scharf and David Taber ‡ Mr. Greg Schementi and Ms. Kim Kamin Joseph Scheper and Kevin Ray Michelle Schlack Ms. E. Jane Schmitz Mrs. Elizabeth Schneider Mr. Gary Schreiber Matthew and Tina Schubert Alan Kozlowski and John Schuchert Diana and Richard Senior David and Judith L. Sensibar Mark and Kimberly Shadle Surendra and Dorothie Shah Anna D. Shapiro and Ian Barford Michael Shapiro and Deb Gohr Shapiro Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner Hope and Jeffrey Sheffield Mr. and Mrs. David R. Shevitz Judy and Jeffrey Silverman Ms. Julia Simpson Robert and Nancy Singleton James and Mary Jo Slykas Melissa and Chuck Smith Mr. Erik Smith and Ms. Edith Gregson Neil Smith Family Ron and Leslie Smith


Steven Smith Sharon Specht Dariel J. Stack Kristin and Stan Stevens Kelly and Jami Stone Lawrence Stone and Margaret Jongleux Gail and John Straus Mary Stowell and Jim Streicker Lauren and Steve Strelsin Edward A. Studzinski Judy Sugarman Lisa Sullivan Ms. Sarah Swain and Mr. John Hart Dr. and Mrs. James V. Talano Mark and Leah Taylor Ilene Patty and Tom Terpstra James E. Thompson Marshall Thompson The Tipton Family

John and Maribeth Totten Mr. Brian Townsend Nick Trakas and Marc Cerone Mario and Traci Tricoci Greg and Mary Tuite Kelly and Jay Tunney Reed and Rosemary Tupper Scott and Adriane Turow Brady I. Twiggs Tali and Liat Tzur Marilee Unruh Ramona and Daniel Ustian Cynthia Vahlkamp and Robert Kenyon Betty Vandenbosch Shawn VanDerziel and Jay Clarke John and Julie Varga Erika Nelson and David Wagener Mr. Allan Waite Tom Wake Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wanda

Ken Wanlass and Sara Kim and Scott Wayne Sherrie and Albert Weiss Carey Weiss and Karen Pierce Tom and Blaine Wells Anne and Jay Whipple Jack and Keli Wildermuth Jon Will and Ada Mary Gugenheim‡ Jane and Greg Wintroub Jessica and Jeff Wisniewski‡ Elizabeth Wohlleb Sherry Wolfe Joe Wolnski and Jane Christino Bobbi Zabel Eileen and David Zampa Elizabeth A. Ziegler Andrew Zwetz

ANNUAL FUND Steppenwolf thanks the many supporters who help bridge the gap between annual operating costs and ticket sales. We regret that, due to space limitations, we are unable to recognize gifts below $150. To all our benefactors, we thank you for making possible another season of engaging, provocative theater. Make your gift today by visiting steppenwolf.org/support or calling Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617. Gifts are as of July 31, 2018. Producers ($1,000 – $1,499) Anonymous (3) Clemeth Abercrombie Mr. and Ms. Mark Ahern Kate Arrington Mr. and Mrs. Paul Audrain Mr. Philip Auerbach and Ms. S. Ross Ms. Sarah Banasiak Mr. Larry Barden Ted and Robbie Beaty † Adrian and Arta Beverly Lois J. Bider Ms. Heiji Black Mr. and Mrs. Philip Block III Mr. and Mrs. David C. Blowers Kevin Boehm and Courtney Moon Lin Brehmer and Sara Farr Kristen Brown Susan Buchanan and Steve Brown Bruce and Kate Burgun Mr. Ed Calkins Gregory C. Cameron Ray Capitanini Clyde C. Compton Pam and Howard Conant Margo Cook

Mr. Andrew Cores Rathin Datta Bonnie Dauer Nancy Dehmlow Mr. and Mrs. Adam DeWitt Amina Dickerson and Julian Roberts Bill and Cindee Dietz Michele and George Dragisity Joan and John Dysart Mr. Craig Elkins Jennifer M. Ellin Brian Fabes and Lisa Schneider Fabes Michael and Jacky Ferro Mr. Daniel Fischel and Ms. Sylvia Neil Michael Flowers and Daryl Wells Lori Mae Frith Matt and Lindsay Garrison Gordon and Wendy Gill Terrence Glomski Brian J. and Janie Gold Ms. Megan Goldish Mr. and Ms. David Graham Jonathan and Sarah Graham† Dr. Kitty Green

The Greffin Family Madeline Grynsztejn and Tom Shapiro Lina Hilko James and Margot Hinchliff Mr. Tom Hinkes Kym Hubbard Sandy Ihm and Ken Belcher Mr. Bradley Jarol James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Mr. Jonathan Kahn and Ms. Susan Stone Mr. and Mrs. Robert Katz Mr. David Kelly Stacy M. Kemp† Ms. Marilee Kovacs Rachel Kraft Neal and Kathleen Kulick Daniel Castellaneta and Deborah Lacusta Daniel Laytin Christine Leahy and Adam Weinberg Madeline and Steve Lesnick Shana Lewis and Rob Magasano Ms. Julia Luscombe

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…cont’d Annual Fund Mr. and Ms. Paul Marks Joan and Jerry Matson Russell Mayerfeld Ms. Blair McGee Scott Johnson and Gary Metzner Mr. and Mrs. David Moes Chris Mollet and Lynne LaJone Amy Morton and Rob Milburn Mr. Mark Neil and Ms. Laurel Lipkin Howard and Cathy Niden Susan and Nicholas Noyes Carrie and Matthew Parr Margaret Pendry Frank and Mary Phillips Mr. Marc A. Pittas Mark Piznarski Adrienne Pope Mr. Richard Porter Sophie Radutzky Ms. Jessica Rappe Fred and Karen Rhynders† Ms. Kayla Roan Angela Robertson Riney and Carol Robertson Lisa and Doug Rosskamm Shirley and Patrick G. Ryan Sr. Adesh and Sonia Ramchandran Bettylu and Paul Saltzman Mr. and Ms. Bryan Sanders Carlo and Lalie Scandiuzzi Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Schewe William B. Schildgen Richard and Robin Schmitzer Michael Shannon Christine A. Slivon Michael and Salme Harju Steinberg† Patty Sternberg Ms. Lisa Stevak Robert Stillman and Janet Surkin Sylvia and Joe Stone Ms. Jennifer Stuart Mr. Kevin Sullivan Ms. Ann Taylor and Mr. Stephen Skardon Ms. Holland Taylor Howard and Jane Tyner Anne Van Wart and Michael Keable Erich Walch Kevin Wender John W. Wheeler Brittany White Ms. Harriet White Mark and Christie Wilson† Esther and Stanley Wojcicki Mr. Michael Zipper and Ms. Jackie Reich

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Ensemble ($500 – $999) Anonymous (14) Thomas W. Abendroth and Terri L. Mascherin Jeannie L. Adams Richard and Jill Almeida Ms. Evvie Alter Ms. and Mr. Jill Altman John and Mindy Amberg Jim and Sheila Amend† Ms. Stacie Amorose Greg and Janine Amoroso Arthur and Rebecca Anderson Harold and Judith Anderson† Walter Aque Lorilyn Aquino† John Asplin and Christine Orders Peggy Bagley and Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer Teri and Steve Barnett Priscilla Ryan and Frank Battle Howard Bauchner Deborah and James Baughman Lawrence Bell Scott and Carla Benigni Susan R. Benner Gene and Natalie Bernadoni† Harriet and Howard N. Bernstein Dr. Mary E. Belford MD and Mr. Ric Berta Ms. Stacia Beyl Beryl and David Bills Mr. and Ms. Norm Bilow Mr. Jeremy Bird and Ms. Betsy Hoover Ms. Nicole Bjornvick John Blair and Liz Buchanan† Ms. Faye Blake Marc D. Blakeman Gene and Lynne Blanc Ms. and Mr. Lena Blitstein Andrew Block and Julie Nerenberg R. Darrell Bock James Botana and Monica Khetarpal† Ms. Selma Bouhl Donald F. Bouseman Aldridge and Marie Bousfield William Bouvel Phyllis and Sam Bowen Andrea and David Braun Joey Breslow David Briggs† Ed Bucher John Byrd Ms. Arlene Byster John Caraher William Carpenter Sharon Carr Jack and Laura Carriglio

Ms. Tania Castroverde Moskalenko Cati and AJ Cederoth Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Chandler Antonio and Houda Chedid Bridget Cheeseman Deborah and John Chipman Betty Cleeland Ms. Jane Corron Jean Costigan Mr. Roy Cowell Mr. and Ms. Robert Creamer Maureen Crowley Kareem and Natasha Dale Liese Dallbauman Lucy and Bill Dallman Champ and Lisa Davis Michelle de Vlam† Phil DeBoer Dr. Mark and Rose DeMeo† Mary and Daniel Deziel Austin Dias† Solveig Direnzo Dorothy L. Domuray David Dranoff and Wendy Epstein Natalie Dudek† Arthur and Elizabeth Duquette Estia Eichten and Deborah Eichten Audrey Eisenmann and David Pepperberg Ellen Feinstein and Adam Engle James and Kelly Epstein Erika Erich Ms. Sharon Eubanks-Pope Carla Feinkind The Felder Family Karena Fiorenza and Emrys Ingersoll Nancy and Rick Firfer Jim and Shellie Fisch Mr. and Ms. Mark Fisher Lois Farrell Fisher † Sally Fletcher † Jim and Yvonne Fogerty † Bernadette Foley and Richard Landgraff † Mike and Karen Folk John and Adrian Foster Rebecca and Barry Friedland Joanne Benazzi Friedland June Freidlich Mr. and Mrs. Jason A. Friedman Jim Gattone Scott George Edward and Dawn Gershman William J. Gibbons Joseph Glaser and Jessica Schneider Glaser Keith Goggin


Jaye and John Golanty † Karen M. Goldstein† Leo and Linda Gordon Chester Gougis and Shelley Ochab Mr. and Ms. Garrett Graber John S. Mrowiec and Karen Granda Ms. Margaret Grant Dedrea Gray James and Lynn Grogan† Mr. and Ms. Dave Grossman Marie Gunn† Kim and Randy Hack Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hacker † Peter Hagel Linda Halperin Bill Hamilton Chester and Phyllis Handelman Rachel Hatch Christie Hefner Mr. and Mrs. David W. Hines Ms. Marilyn Hirsch and Mr. Zvi Noy Drs. Stevan and Ivonne Hobfall† Anne Linsdau-Hoeppner and Walter F. Hoeppner III Mr. Andrew Holden Patrick and Kristina Hourihane Marlene Howell Karen Hunken Patricia Hurley Jean Perkins and Leland Hutchinson Paul and Mariana Ingersoll Tim Jackson and Dana McKenna† Paul Jeffries Ms. Rachelle Jervis Amon Johnson Mr. Scott Johnstone Ora Jones Todd and Jennifer Jones Laura and Eric Jordahl Janelle S. Joseph Natalia and Jeff Kabbe Melvin and Annie Kahn Mr. and Mrs. David Katz Charles Katzenmeyer Polly Kawalek Dr. Susan A. Kecskes† Mr. Tom Kehoe Mr. Mark Kelly Linda Kenney Rita Kerns Jeffrey Kerr Mr. William Kerr David and Sharon Kessler Linda Belan and Vincent Kinehan† Frank and Katherine Kinney † Sylvia and John Kinney

Matt and Karen Klickman Ms. Monica Kline Mr. and Mrs. David Knapp Ms. Leslie Kondziela Electra D. Kontalonis Sherry and Alan Koppel Rob and Laura Kozloff Ms. Kim Kumiega Libby Roth and Bob Kunio† Ms. Carolyn Kurtz and Mr. Gary Steinberg† Terri Lacy Pamela K. Ladd George M. Langlois, Ph.D. Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci† Mr. Mark Lavin and Mr. Eddie Herbeck Laura and Pat Lederer Peter and Judith Lederer Bill Lee and Malinda Hamann† Sheila Fields Leiter Wallace and Carol Lennox Leslie and Justin Lenzo Mr. Robert Levinson Laura Lewandowski Catherine Leyser Fran and Chuck Licht † Mr. Chris Liguori and Ms. Cathy Ross Leonel P. Limonte Stacy and Peter Lindau Jessica Litman and Jonathan Weinberg Alec Litowitz and Jennifer Litowitz Peter Littlewood Mark and Carol Lorenz Stacy Lubs Karyn Lutz David Marker and Georgann Joseph Ms. Sandra L. Marquez George and Nancy Matkov Sheila and Mark Matuscak Robert and Eleanor M. McAllister Mike and Cindy McCabe Cathy and Mark McKee† Hugh and Marybeth McLean Sheila and Harvey Medvin Ms. Blythe Mendelson Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mercurio Susan Messing Margaret Minneman Scott and Penny Anixter Family Foundation Rick and Joyce Morimoto† Joan Neil Wendy Norris Emily and Henry Neuberger Terri and Chuck Nevins

Michael and Charlotte Newberger Jim Norman Mr. and Mrs. Charles Norwesh Susan and Larry Nutson Mary Pat O’Brien John and Joy O’Malley Mr. Tom O’Neill and Ms. Ann David Roberta Olshansky Shawna and Jay Owen Ms. Savi Pai Ms. Diana Palomar Scott Jana R. O’Brien and Wayne T. Parman John and Roberta Paskvalich Doug and Jenny Patinkin Thomas Pawlik and Ava Cohn Susan A. Payne Lynn and Mel Pearl Mr. Tom Pearl Doc Pearson Robert C. Peterson Suzan and William Pinsof John Pintozzi Frank C. Pond† Sylvia J. Pozarnsky and Tom Riley Elaine and Ronald Prebish V. Pristera, Jr. Mr. John Prusnick and Mr. Donald Nelson Jeff and Susan Rashid Vladimir and Deb Rasin Gabriel and Dorit Raviv Bridget and Louis Ray Bill and Tracy Reeder P. Kevin Reidy Darren Reisberg Lisa Remby Dave and Ellen Rice Richard and Susan Rieser Bill and Deborah Roberts Stephen and Caryn Robin Steve Rodichok and Renee Gattone† Susan W. Rogaliner Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rosenberg Honey and Howard Rosenfeld Mrs. Donald S. Roth Chaya and Walter Roth T. Marshall Rousseau Susan B. Rubnitz Ms. Shilpa Rupani Sujaya and Prem Rupani Diana and Ed Ruthman Dan Sackett † John R. Samolis Mr. John Sandwick and Ms. Cynthia Van Osdol

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

quarterly gift to Steppenwolf. Their ongoing support helps fuel Steppenwolf’s mission ofsteppenwolf superior 35 acting and risk-taking work.


…cont’d Annual Fund Mr. Hari Santhanam Brett Saternus and Elizabeth Marklein Bill Savage Jane E. Schaafsma Curt Schade Jim and Marguerite Schellentrager Allison and Charles Scherer Cynthia Schilsky Ms. Marian Schulz Susan J. Schwartz Richard and Betty Seid Ms. Erica Semrad Leslie Shad and Joe Brennan Luna Okada and Wynn Sheade† Mr. and Ms. Marc Shiffman Mr. Richard Smart and Ms. Sheila Owens Ms. Melissa Smith Mr. and Ms. Vik Sohoni Ron Sorini and Desiree Tucker-Sorini Gilda Spencer Stephen Spigel and Diana Williams Jo and George Spindler Seena and Carey Stein Cathy and Jon Stein† Doris Sternberg Mr. Todd Stofflet and Mr. Jason Stevens Jeff and Tondra Stoller † Mr. Jason Brett and Dr. Lauren Streicher Larry E. Stuckey II Yvonne Sutor † Mr. and Ms. Daniel Swenson Darius Tandon Ms. Audrey Taylor Vivian Tedford Jeff Thomas and Rebecca Coleman† Ms. Christine Thompson Richard Tobiason† Mr. and Mrs. Tony Toulouse Edward and Edith Turkington Mr. Greg Veza Sue Vondran† Mark D. Wachholz† Lillian and Steven Walanka Laura and Bob Watson† Elissa B. Weaver Chuck Wehland and Gina Tabacchi Hava and Ariel Weissberg Adam and Jamie Weyeneth Chris Whyde and Matthew Philip† Joanne Wiedemann-Wolf Mr. and Ms. Don Wilbon

Barbara Wilder † Andre Williams Gary and Modena Wilson† Matthew Wilson and Anne Posner Ms. Caitlin Winkworth Jodie Winnett† Lawrence Wojcik Ms. Sarah R. Wolff and Mr. Joel L. Handelman Jeff and Claudia Wood Mr. John Wunderlich Stephanie Yancey Scott Yoder and Kelly Robertson-Yoder Liang Zhang Designers ($250 – $499) Anonymous (46) Linda Loving and Richard Aaronson Fadi Abuelroos Patti Acurio Ms. Deborah Ader Judith Adler Craig Ahmer Philip and June Aimen John B. Albright Ava and Jake Aldebert † Thomas B. Aldrich III and Monica Jung Ken and Mary Ellen Alexander Mr. Adham Aljahmi Douglas W and Susan J Allen Ms. Sandra Allen Adam Alonso Donna Gay Anderson Mary and Paul F. Anderson Roni Anderson Cedric H. Antosiewicz and Margaret M. Gudenas Mr. Mario Aranda Mr. and Ms. Clark Ardern Ms. Jennifer Arneson Jean Arrington Deborah Ashen and Cara Meiselman† Jessica Ashley and Ethan Ashley-Ferguson† Kathleen Austin† Dr. Edie Babbitt and Larry Levy Linda A. Bacci† David Bailey and DJ Trela† Ann Baker Spencer and Daniel Baker Michael and Julie Baker † Ann and William Baker John and Sharon Baldwin Daniel Alan Balsam JC Bardzil

Leslie and Bill Barker Janice Barnes-Davis M. Z. Barnes Joan Barnhart † Mia A. and Scott Bass Christina Batorski Stephanie and Barry Batson† Ms. Laura Battigelli Laura M. Batzer † Thomas Bearrows and Holly Hirst Heather Becker Mr. and Mrs. Eric Belcher Janet Belsky and Sheldon Gertzfeld† Mr. Brad Bemiss and Katie Weaver Julie and Howard Benario Katie Benedict Tayna Bennett R.L. Benton John and Taru Berg Ms. Emily Berk Julian and Joan Berman Zina Berman Mr. Jonathan Berry Ms. Stacia Beyl Ms. Sherry Bicak Mary Anne and Joe Bigane Lois and Stanley Birer Nathan Birnberg Dee and Dick Bittman John Blackburn and Bill Gilmer Frances and Ed Blair Terry Blake and Deborah Maue Bernard and Nancy Blayer Laura and Richard Blessen† Blitzke and Grogan Mr. David Blowers Jr. Anthony Boggiano Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bolas The Bots Family † Bob and Sue Bowker Jeff Boyce† Kathryn and Carl Boyens David and Cheryl Bradford Michael and Kate Bradie† Kevin and Michele Bradley † Ms. Miriam Braganza Dr. Michael C. Branch M.D.† Mrs. John J. Bransfield, Jr. Marjorie Bransfield Karen Breen Elia and Louis M. Elia† Josh Bresette Tim Brogla and Laura Demoor Deborah Broide Betty Brooks Frank Brooks and Andrea Twiss-Brooks† Paul Brown Tom and Mary-Doug Brown

† 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 36 Downstate acting and risk-taking work.


William and Margaret Brown Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Bryant James Buckley Rony and Tom Buckley Rita Buczynska Megan Bui† Mr. Jeffry Burba Rebecca Burke Ms. Merideth Burkhart Ms. Caroline G. Burns Dr. Steven R. Bussolari Stephen Byrne and Kerry Shannon John and Libby Cady Mr. Thomas Campbell Barry Joseph Carlson Fairbank and Lynne Carpenter William and Nancy Casey Gadiel Castro-Zapata and Andrew McLaughlin Damon Cates and Gabriel Stanek† Helen and Paul Chang David Chaudoir † Stephen and Jane Chernof Julie Chernoff Lisa Chigas Anthony Churchill† Richard Clarey Bente Clausen† Thomas and Bette Cogan Ide Cohen Ms. Toba Cohen James Cohn Natale A Coleman† Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Coleman Bob Connealy and Heather Seidelman Viki Conner † Eduardo and Caroline Conrado† Jennifer Cook Karen Cooper Michael and Cynthia Cooper John Costello and Sally Clair Ms. Susan Cox and Mr. Mike Bolton Julie Cozette and Family † Amelia Crabtree Tim Crawford Sidney Cristol Rosalind Jones Crosby † Colin and Teri Cross Deborah and Bruce Crown Catherine Yeo† Bradley and Allyson Cunningham Ms. Linda Cunningham Judy and Arthur Curtis† Jennifer L. Cusack and Dean P. Jones† Conway and Elinor Dahmer James and Donna Daly Kristen Danyluk Robin K. Dasilva†

Ms. Jane Davenport Dave and Mary Jo Orkowski† Mr. and Mrs. Ted Davidson Anne Megan Davis Drew Davis and Amelia Runyan† Barbara L. Dean Roxanne Decyk and Lew Watts† Brian Dennen Michel P Desjardins and Pierre Desy Matthew J. Devereux In Memory of Annelle Devlin† Bud Dobbins† Dr. William and Phyllis Dobrin Laura Cain Bruce Van Dotten Ms. Katie Doyle Dan Drake Charles and Linda Dresner John Druien Robert Druzinsky and Renee Friedman† Ms. Lourdes Duarte Eileen and Howard Dubner Susan Duman Barbara Dunn† Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Dutcher John and Pat Dyble David and Alexandra Earle Wiley and Merry Edmondson Sharon Eiseman and Noel Hertz Eric Eisenberg† Marci Eisenstein Molly Rose Elkins-Ryan Mr. And Mrs. Mike Ellin Deane Ellis Ms. Julie Ellis Mark and Mary Anne Emmons† Arlene and Herbert Erlbach Ms. Maria Escobedo and Mr. Wade Birnbaum Eric Evenskaas Joan and John Fadden Edith and Gerald Falk David and Loren Farmer Stephen Fedo D Matthew Feldhaus Drs. Richard and Roberta Feldman Roger Ferlo and Anne Harlan† Ms. Laura Ferrell and Mr. Grant Riedesel Mr. Chuck Finn Liz Fisher † Brad and Lisa Fisher and Family Catherine S. Flanagan John and Patti Flanagan Ms. Thea Flaum Moss Fletcher Angela Floessel† Roberto and Antonina Flores† Paul Fong

Tali Forest-Smith† Jeff and Julie Forgash Ms. Elizabeth Foster Timothy and Janet Fox Frederick Frankel† Dr. and Mrs. James Franklin Dr. Wayne Franklin Miss Patricia Fraser Karen and Bill French† Rachel and Jimmy Freund Eliot M Friedman Roselyn L. Friedman Susan and Sy Frolichstein Tom and Pat Fronczek Julie Funke Ms. Amy J. Fyfe† Patrick and Alexandra Gaddie† Robert and Cathy Galligan Joseph and Christina Galvin† Jim Gaughan and Ann Hoffmann Paul and Audrey Gaynor Michael Gebel† Ms. Ebba Gebisa and Mr. Euler Bropleh Sam Gedymin Mark and Bonnie Gehrman Dorothea and Philip Genetos Hank and Sandy Gentry Gwen Geraghty Jacob Gerber Thomas and Patricia Germino† Michael and Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz† Nancy Gidwitz Ms. Anne Giffels Clark and Nancy Gilpin Gerry and Stan Glass Diane Glickman Lynne M Glovka Sue Golan Robert Goldberg and Dodie Weinstein Mr. and Mrs. David Golder Deena and Larry Goldman Dr. Deirdre Dupre and Dr. Robert Golub Jessica L. Gonzalez Mr. Charles Goodman Sandra and James Goodman Mr. Mark Gordy Mary Lee Gosz Mr. and Mrs. Jay Gottlieb Mr. Duane Goucher Heidi Graham Patricia Graham Kenneth E Grant III† Paula Grasso Yen Vi and Mathew Green† Michele and Joseph Greskoviak† Frederick Grier and William Bouvel Mr. Christopher Griffin

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…cont’d Annual Fund Craig A. Griffith Paul Gruber Millie Gunn Jan Schoonover Dr. and Mrs. John W. Gustaitis John and Donna Guydan Ruth Ma Kathleen Hagerty Robert and Patricia Hahn Ben Hall† Donald and Susan Hallberg Ted and Kathleen Halloran Harry and Lynn Halme Bob and Melanie Halvorson† Adnaan Hamid and Elissa Efroymson Larry Hamilton and Ann Hicks† Dr. Raymond and Arlene Handler Amy Hanley † Tom and Virginia Hartley † Mr. Jeffrey Hartney Julianne Hartzell Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harvey Ms. Hamed Hashmy Mr. Joe Hasman Richard Hatton† Diana J Healy † Albert and Amy Heber † Charsetta Henderson Ms. Mary Ellen Hennessy Pat and Ron Henning Lynne Hensel and Larry Kameya† Nancy and Dale Hershfield Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hession† David and Patricia Hight Fred Hill Joal Hill† Linda and John Hillman Mr. Kevin Hlevka Mrs. Vivian Hock Elizabeth and Dan Hodos† Donald and Janet Hoeg Kathryn and Bruce Hoffman† Terence Hogan Megan Holmes Mr. and Mrs. James Holzhauer Cynthia Hood Lisa Hopp Mary Horgan† Paula Horowitz and Joe Knotts† Leigh and John Hourihane Karen and Bob Howard Thomas and Karen Howell William and Dana Hub† Robin and Harry Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hutchinson Jim and Joyce Ibers Jorge and Beatriz Iorgulescu

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Mr. George Irwin Terry Jackson† Dr. Angela James Frank James Mr. and Ms. Matthew James Ms. Kathryn Janus Irene Jarmulska Douglas and Margaret Jayes† Gennell Jefferson Patricia A. Jiganti Ms. Olivia John McKinley Johnson Whitman Johnson† Sharon R. Johnston Ericka Jones Ora and Courtney Jones Daniel and Mary Ann Jordan Janet and Carl Kalbhen Tom and Esta Kallen Gregory and Marissa Kalman Fran and Harvey Kaluzna Joseph J. Kane Olwyn J. Kane Suzanne Kanter Norma and Nolan Kaplan Roy and Judy Kass Loreta Kavaliunas† Tyler Keating and Andrea Velasco Echeverri† Eric Keen Francis and Sherri Kelch† Marcus Kelley † Ms. Mary Kemen Jeffrey S Kennedy † Jill Talley and Tom Kenny Bonnie Kepplinger Lucy Kereta-Bloch Seema Khan† Marjorie Killeen Valerie King M. Barry and Diane Kirschenbaum Micah Klussmann† Mr. and Ms. T.J. Knaus Mr. Justen Knight John Kobza Carrie Koczen Peggy Forbes Amy Kohn Kris and Ed Gallagher Ms. Linda Krivkovich Patricia Kronberg Scott and Julie Krueger † Matt and Jen Kueker Diane and Bill Kuhlmann Ron Kuka Mary Ann Kupferberg† Walter and Elaine Kurczewski Marvin and Carol Lader Mr. Kurt Lagerloef †

Steve LaHaie Ed and Bettine Landon† Patricia Lauber Peter and Shirley Dugdale Laundy Bob and Pat Lavey † Catherine and Peter Lawler Melinda Lawrence and Rolando Acosta† Amanda Lawson Mr. John Leanse Yohannan Lee† Mary Lee and Ryan Kruidenier Linda Legner Laurie Leli Ms. Pamela Lenane Jeffrey and Elise Lennard Steven and Roberta J Leon Craig Lepkowski David Levin Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Levin Mr. and Mrs. Mark Levitin Gregory Lewis and Mary Strek Steve Jacobson and Felicia Libbin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lichter Lynn Liston and Patrick C. Littlejohn† Margit “Maggie” Livingston† Louise and Gershon Locker Renee Logan Dr. Brian and Ms. Karen Lohrbach David and Jean Long† Katherine M. Lorenz Maggie and Tom Lovaas Amanda Love and Brian Fuller Jeff and Nancy Lowenthal† Judy and George Lowman Sherry Lundell Mr. Eric Macey Carrie McNally and Rick Maechling† Frank and Chris Maggio Mr. John Mahoney Mr. and Mrs. William Mahoney Drs. Harris and Phoebe Mainster J. V. Malkovich Howard And Sandra Mandell Sandra Mangurian Samantha and David Mann Wendy Manto Steve and Melissa Marovich Ed and Linnea Martin† Ms. Stephanie Marum and Mr. Hugh Amano Ms. Leslie Mastroianni Lisa Mayntz and Bill Blidy Mary McArthur and John Hawes Charles McCaa† John M. McCabe John McCambridge


Sean Sneal McCarthy Tanner McCleerey † Dr. and Mrs. McCormick† C. A. McElligott Ms. Lynn Mcgovern and Mr. Jim Jann Lilian McGrady Paul and Lisa McGrady † Gene Harlow and Jackie McGrath Mary and Dan McGuire Therese McGuire and Rob Porter Michael and Liz McHugh† Sara McIntosh Maureen McIntyre† Ryan and Claire McKenzie Robert and Lorel McMillan Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mentzer Allyson Metcalf and Brian Tennison† David and Linda Metschke† Ms. Beverly Meyer Charles and Sylvia Meyers† Kenneth Meyer Bruce and Theresa Michaelson Paul Michihara and Michelle Smith Tom Mikrut Daniel Miles and Ms. Ann Singer Mia and Jonathan Miller † Sheba Miller-Morris Kerry Miller and Nina Kavin Ron and Pat Miller Ryan and Ginger Miller Sandy and Scott Miller † Suzanne H. Milton Cynthia M. Minta Dawn Bless† Mr. Brent Mix and Ms. Stacy O’Connell Chris and Kathe Monley † Montgomery Family † Sarah Hunter and Luis Montgomery Ms. W. Moore Skinner and Mr. J. Skinner Jolanta Moore† Melinda Moore Oliver Moore Mr. Carlos Morales Mr. William More Ms. Christina Morgan Tracy Morgenroth Ms. Mary Louise H. Morrison Jodi A. Morton† David and Linda Moscow Dr. and Mrs. Martin Mozes Shellane Mulcahy Mark and Lori Muller Sue Mullins†

Patrick Mulville Ajay and Preeti Nagarkatte Josette and Wallace Nard Vincent and Amy Narea Randy Nease Katie Nee† Mr. Tony Neuhoff Jessey Neves Tom and Julia Nicholas Ms. Beth Nier Grant Niewinski Ellen Norris Maciek and Katie Novak Kim A. Nugent Dr. Amaka Nweke Ann and Dan O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. James O’Connor Paul B. O’Flaherty, Jr. Dennis J. O’Keefe and Mary Jo Barrett Nancy and Myles O’Reilly Larry and Barbara Olin Ms. Elizabeth Oliver Chris Olson and Dave Field Bruce Oltman Mr. Schuyler Opila Jamie and Anita Orlikoff † Michael and Cynthia Owsley Sloane Ozyurt Family † Frances and William Paden Ronna Page† Deborah Page Carrie and Scott Palmer Debra Parker Mark and Mary Partridge Kate Patterson Peggy Paulsen Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Pearsall Raymond Olson and Paula Pederson Ron Pegram† William and Judith Pesetski David and Lindsey Peters Foo Pham Alex and Julie Philbrick† John Phillips† Linda Piccolo Laura Pichon† Barb and Ned Piehler Roberta Pierro andDaniel Pierro Mike and Shannon Piotrowski† Martha Plimpton Brian Plonka Polymath Theatre Company Andy and Brynne Poole Camelia and Andrei Pop Andrew Sullender † Mr. and Ms. Michael Portillo

Ms. Marcy Posner Mr. and Mrs. Jim Powell Mr. Miles Simmons and Mr. Richard Powell Nick and Sharon Powills Nalini and Josh Prakash Hart † Seamus Prendergast † Jennifer and Peter Preston Jean and Preston Price Mr. Daniel Pritscher and Ms. Elizabeth Lewis Dave and Darby Putman Karen and Mark Quinn Bernard and Joan Rabinowitz Harold And Erica Ramis Carolann Randall Elizabeth Raymond and Paul Hybel Dr. and Mrs. Loris Rayner Mr. Michael E. Reed Octavia Reese† Jennifer Reilly Stephanie Reinhart † Clisson and Patricia Rexford James R. Richardson Ed and Suzette Rickert Sandi Riggs Ms. Stefanie Riles Dr. Edward O. Riley Paul Rink Lisa Roberts† Stanley Roberts Gina Robertson Chloe Robinson† Louis and Barbara Rocah Mr. Joseph Rochetto and Mr. A. Anderson Sandra and Jeffrey Rochman Mary Lu and Kenneth Roffe Anthony Rojas and Patricia Freda† Dr. Daniel A. Roller and Ms. Lynn A. Hellwig Mr. Jimmy Ronan Mrs. Sarene L. Rosen Bernie and Judy Rosenstein Mr. and Mrs. James E. Rosenthal Linda and Ronald Rosenthal† Mr. Robert Rosner Joseph Ross† Mr. Mark Rotblatt Lisa Roth Michael and Bonnie Rothman Mr. and Ms. Doug Rowe Louis and Julie Rubin Mr. Joseph Rudas Joseph D. Ruggirello Ray and Ann Rusnak Bill and Jeri Russell Mr. and Ms. John Russell

† 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 ofsteppenwolf superior 39 acting and risk-taking work.


…cont’d Annual Fund Jo Rydholm John and Eileen Saksa Van and Sue Salmans Ms. Teresa Samala de Guzman Lamont Samuels Stephen and Leatrice Sandler Sheldon and Lynne Sandman Andria Sandora† Christopher and Ann Marie Saternus Robert and Mary Ann Savard† Sue Tobias and Alan Schapiro Bob Schiewe Alice and Don Schindel The Schirato Family David and Alexis Schmitz Fran and David Schneider Cynthia Scholl† Stewart and Marta Schrader Richard and Mary Beth Schumacher † Mickey Schwab Linda and John Scott † Scott Seifert Ms. Catherine Seigle Carmita and George Semaan Jeremiah and Caroline Seraphine† Ms. Jill Severino Margaret Shaklee David Shanahan Eve Shapiro† Jeffrey S. Sharp and Elizabeth D. Sharp David and Kimberly Shaw Mike and Kim Shean Jack and Meggan Shedd Cathy Shelko† Michael Shelton and Merideth Burkart Timothy Sherck† Brian and Melissa Sherman Dr. and Ms. David Shifrin Andrew Shih† Elpiniki Shipp Bradley and Ellen Shorser Christine Sibrava Ms. Culleen Siebert Margaret and Alan Silberman Scott Silberstein Professor Laurel Sillerud Paul and Sue Silverman† Ms. Chandra Simmons Andy and Laurie Simon George and Lynne Simon Aaron Sin Mr. and Ms. Jim Sisco Patricia Costello Slovak

Ms. Patricia Costello SlovakPartner Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith Sean and Jilliann Smith† Kevin Smith Jackie Snuttjer † Raymond Socki Lawrence and Shirley Solomon Mr. Steve Solomon Julie B Aimen-Spangler and Gary Spangler Dusica Korda-Sparks and James C. Sparks Patricia Staab Mrs. Stacy Stahl Rebecca Stanfield Ms. Joan Steele Nikki and Fred Stein Professor Andrea Stevens Tricia and Kevin Stewart Michael Stolarski and Kim Steinke Kelly Stonebraker and Deborah Stonebraker Michael Stormont Andrew and Dr. Jessica Strang† Jason Strongin Linda and Stephen Sullivan Sondra L. Summers E.J. Sutton† Sue Swinger-Ellbogen Sylwia Szewczyk† Obie and Peter Szidon Anne Taft Ms. Stephanie and Mr. Joe Taiber Elaine Taylor John R. and Catherine Taylor Susan C. Taylor † Taylor Tefft Dick and Alice Teutsch Carl Thelander William and Diana Thomas† Doug and Anne Thompson† Chase Thompson† Sue and Jim Thompson Ms. Karen Topham Bruce and Jan Tranen Carol D. Trapp Ms. Joanne C. Tremulis Ms. Sue Tresselt Jim and Cora True-Frost Ms. Leslie Truelove Dana Turban Joseph Singer and Mish Tworkowski Carissa van Ausdall† Lisa Vandermark Mary Vanecko† Martha VanNess Gabriella Vargo and Anna Vargo†

Bruce and Rebecca Varner Ronald and Catherine Vaughn Alicia T. Vega and Sofia G. Sarabia Kathryn Vehe† D. Vilmin Patricia Viniard Charlie and Marcia Vinopal† Ron Volanti Jr.† Mr. and Mrs. Chip Von Weise Gina Carballo and Justin Voshell Paul D. Waas Mrs. Jimmye Wade Eugene and Sandra Wagner Dr. David Walega Marsie Wallach Ms. Colleen Walsh Patrick Walsh William and Patricia Walsh Karen and Herb Wander Mary Warchol Crawford and Barbara Ward The Warren Tannehill Family Mr. Jerry Warren Mr. David Waud Ms. Patty Weaver Mr. and Mrs. Eric Wegener Michael Weiland and Shelley MacGregor Alan and Boni Weinstein Marjorie Weiss† Ms. Sharyn Weiss Kal Wenig John Wheeler and Kristine Stelzer Lisa and Randy White James Wicklund Larry and Susan Wikman Mr. and Ms. Justin Winerman Yael and Alex Winkler Ruth Winter Iris S. Witkowsky Coleman Wolf and Ellen Chapelle† Stephanie Wolf † Lisa Wolfe and Mark DiGanci Alex Wolking Scott and Pegg Woodby Mr. Craig Wortman James and Kelly Wyatt Carol N. Yamamoto Maureen “Moe” Yanes Dick Yankow Rodney and Susan Yergler † Ms. Denise Young Dr. James Young Judith Youngs Mark Zampardo David and Nikki Zarefsky Mary Ann Zarkin† Daniel Ziembo and Nancy Cook Tighe Zimmers

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


Mark and Margie Zivin David and Elizabeth Zott Players ($150 – $249) Anonymous (42) Mr. Salahuddin Abbasi Nancy Abshire Mr. and Mrs. Larry Adelman Mark and Kathleen Aghakhan Gavin Campbell and Diana Aixala Ms. Joan Akalaonu Mr. Jim Alexander Roslyn Alexander Allan Alson and Sue Ann Glaser Gary Anderson and Diane Graziano Alfred Andreychuk and Allan Deptula Jurgis and Dalia Anysas Mr. Matt Arcaro Ann and Gene Armstrong Nathan D. Arnold Jackie and Dennis Aron Mike and Karen Atwood Rex Babiera and Geoffrey Mayer Cindy Barbera-Brelle Jeffrey Battersby Dr. Bruce and Sally Bauer † Ms. Gail Bedessem The Bellmar Family Amy Beltemacchi Roger G. Bensinger Anne H. Berenberg Judith Bergen Susan Berkowitz James and Allison Bernard Jane E. Berry Dorian Bezanis Frances Bishop Nancy Bishop John and Sue Blair Dan Bleil Mr. Alex Block Frima H. Blumenthal Sam Blustein Claudia and John Boatright Don and Linda Bolte Ms. Phyllis Booth Sharalyn Borchers Roula Alakiotou Willard and Helen Boris Jared Born Andrew Boyle Andrea Brands Judith and Harold Bregman Mrs. Meg Breslin Carolyn Brna Jill Broersma Beth Sprecher Brooks Mr. Howell Browne

Erika Bruhn Mr. Kelsey Burr and Ms. Stacy R. Scapino Janet Burroway and Peter Ruppert † Richard Butler Bridget Byrne Toni and Mike Cainkar Amy Kruzan Callahan Jack and Meredith Callison† Judy Cape Richard Carlin Cinthia Carter † John and Joyce Cassel Mr. Bobby Caton and Mr. Michael Parlett Courtney Cherry Gerry and Carol Chrisman Mr. Kurt Christoffel Bill and Kathy Cissna Dr. Elizabeth T. Clark James Clark and Christina Labate Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Julane Clarke† Kimberly Clawson† Dr. and Mrs. Clipstone Marvin R. Cohen Lacey Conley † Peter and Judith Connolly † Mr. Lawrence Cook Denise and John Corkery Nelson D Cornelius Laura Corona Anne Coughlan and Phi and Theo Bulani Tracey Coyne Norma I. Crane Shirley Craven, Ph.D. Mr. Jerry Culver and Mr. Dom Merritt Mark Curran David Curry and George Kohler Laurna Czajka Alecia Dantico Margaret and John Dantico Alexandra Davis John Davis† Laura M. Davis Phyllis Deerinck Don and Linda Dean Brian Delker Maureen and Mel De Matoff Michelle and Christopher DeMent Ms. Colleen Connell and Mr. Darryl DePriest Luke Derheimer Michael and Colette Dever Mr. Wesley Diener Annette and Ron Dluger Jennifer and John Doran

Christopher and Kathryn Dore Joshua and Natalie Dranoff Paul J. Dufallo Ms. Mary Duffy Ellie Dumas† Will Dunne Suzanne Dupre Alex and Karen Durdevic Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Durot Joan Fee Dutton Victor and Joyce Dye Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Dziallo Wendy Eager Jeanene Ebert Elizabeth Eccher and Sam Goodman Dale and Jo Ann Engquist William and Judith Epcke Jackie Epstein Ethan and Peggi Erenberg Carole Feiger Deb Feldman Toni and Joel Fenchel Rose Mary Finnegan Fred Fischer and Heather D. Will Ms. Marcia Fishman Debbie Fitzgerald Thomas FitzGibbon Jan and Bill Flapan Jeanne Flosi David Flynn† Adrienne and Peter Foley † J.P. Fowler Ms. Kim Fox-Gunderson Kevin and Stephanie Frailey Ms. Cynthia France Kim and Alan Frankel† Madeline and Rusty Franklin Scott and Carrie Froseth Alexis Funches Noelle Gaffney Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Galinsky Barb Gam Tagge Barbara J. Geist Geoffrey L. Gifford Hugh and Doris Gilbert Daniel Gilmour Carlen Gilseth Ian and Sheila Gladding Howard and Anneliese Glick Sheri Godda† Marvin and Phyllis Goldblatt Ms. Catherine Goldhaber Lauri and David Goldstein Kevin Goldstein and Sarah Fox Joanne Graham Robert M. Green Susan Griffin† Merle K. and Barry Gross Mr. Gregor Gruenthaler

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…cont’d Annual Fund Eileen Guevara and Joseph Mayer Joan and Guy Gunzberg Sarah Hadley Andrew Halbur Ardath Hamann Dr. Bruce Harmon Marlon Harris and Njeri Parker † Carol and William Harrison† Dr. Marsie Hass and Dr. Scott Hite Douglas Hatler Dave and Mary Hayes George Hedges Alison and Jim Heiser † Angeline Heisler Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Herden Howard Herring Keisha Hester Ms. Barbara Hey Sebastian Hincapie† Dennis Hjelm Robert and Micky Holdsworth† Thomas and Louise Homberger Ms. Gayl Hopkins Jack and Bonnie Horbovetz Melvin Houston Kenny and Elyse Howanski William Hubbard Richard Hutner and Lena Motev Ms. Karen Irvine Peter Ivanovich Marina Jacks Chuck Jacobson and Mary Lou Vainisi John David Jawor Kathleen and Hal Jenkins Sheila and Jim Jesionowski Dennis Johnson Dr. and Mrs. Richard and Joyce Johnston Ruth Johnston† Andra Heller and Andy Jonusaitis Heather Joys† Ms. Gloria Kaiser Emma Kalaidjian and Gary Rhodes Mary Jo Kanady Shelly Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. James Kargman Jerry Karlin Kathleen Kastenholz Mr. Josh Kaufmann Sandra Blau Claire Kedjidjian Martin and Barbara Keeley Mr. David Kelton Steve Kerch† Mrs. Kathryn Kerr Leonard Kessler Rajiv and Roopla Khanna†

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Gregory and Cecilya Karas Joseph and Catherine King John Kirk Donald and Joan Kittler Mrs. Theresa Klecka Eileen Z. Kleeberg Douglas and Catherine Knuth James Kochalka Susan B Kogan Anne Kohn Betty H. Kolb Ms. Kathryn Korn Perry and Judy Kozicki Marianne Karjacic Mr. James Kreidler Maria Kronfeld Joan Krysinski Ken and Janet Kubis Dr. Kevin Kurth Mr. Bernard W. Kyle Chuck and Diane Laff Ms. Leah Lagen Karen E. Laine Mr. Robert A. Lane Ghita Lapidus Mr. Jeff Larche Nils and Stacey Larsen† Janet Lawrence Julia and Daniel Lee Ms. Roberta Lee Elizabeth Leeth Marc and Cynthia Levin Gabriel Levine Michael and Cara Levinson Susan Levitt Ray and Norene Lewis† Mr. and Mrs. Burton Litwin Arthur and Barb Loevy Thomas P. Luning Thomas and Elizabeth Lyons Mardie MacKimm Jim Maclennan Lee and Madeline MacMillan Karen and Daniel Maki Elaine and Art Margulis Matt and Heidi Martin† Tom and Robin Martin† Henry and Peggy Matson Mr. Robert Mattaliano Larry Mayer Ms. Sally McArdle Thomas and Barbara McCaffrey Nancy McCartan Alyssa Mcculloch Anne McDevitt Betty McGhee Denise and Barry McKeown Joan and Jock McLane Mr. Jace McMahon Ms. Helen Mehler

Michael and Nancy Merel Ms. Karlyn R. Meyer Dean A. Miller and Martha H. Swift Mr. Greg Miller Stephen and Kimberley Miller Ron and Barbara Moline† Ms. Anne Mongoven Brian Weatherford and Steven Montgomery Timothy Moon† Mr. Daniel Moren Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morris Sheba Miller-Morris Beverly and Dale Mortensen Lisa Moss Sarah Mowaswes John and Colleen Mueller Paul and Joyce Muller Mary Ellen Murphy Jane Myers and Walter Myers William and Frances Myers Jenny Nagaoka and Bart Longacre Kurt Nakaoka and Nancy Morris Gavin Nelson† Mark and Maggie Nichter † Karen Nickelson Craig and Jenny Niemann† Mr. Donald Niemann Carol Norman Carol L. O’Brien John M. O’Donnell and Bonnie L. Humphrey Jill and Ronan O’Donovan Jennifer O’Neil Timothy O’Neill and Jane Rutherford Ms. Shirley O’Rourke Mr. Tom O’Sullivan Kirsten Olson Jonathan Orlove and Johanna Fraga Jerome and Kathryn Osen† Jody Pabst Sarah Parker Vanessa Passini Nick Patricca Zack Payne† Ted Pearson† Mr. Walter Penkala Ms. Monica Perelmuter Seymour and Jane Perkins Hershel Perlmutter Sarah Pesetsky Ross and Jackie Peterson Mr. Pete Pieruccini Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pillsbury Ms. Vera Pless Manya Jo Pleva Donald and Diane Pochyly


Ms. Marla Portman Kristina Postrero Eric Potash Glenn A. Preibis Lynn and Clayton Pruitt Ms. Marcia Purze Peter Quagliana and Susan Dennison Pamela and Edwin Qualls Shelly Quiles† Heidi Ralli Diego Ramirez Heather N. Ransom† Ms. Anne Rapp Dean Rapp Jason and Sarah Rasmusen Daniel W. Ray and Lynne S. Kaminer Mr. Chuck Rebesco John and Lauren Rice Leonard Richards Liv Rigdon† Regina Rivers Fran Robertson David M Rodriguez Alexander Roman Juliette C. Romeo Tabitha Rooney Linda Rosenblum and Steven Swiryn Georgia Ross Tony Rossi Phyllis B. Rubin Dario and Theresa Sacomani† Jeffrey and Ellen Sadur Hunter Sanders Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sandoval Laurie Sartain Vijay and Mary Sarthy Mr. and Mrs. John Scala Tim and Sue Schell Richard Schieler Mr. and Mrs. Darryl G. Schimeck Ms. Nancy Schlack Rose Schmidt † Marilyn Low Schmitt † Frank and Karen Schneider Marcus Koepke and Becky Schoefield Mrs. Margaret Schuring Nicholas Schwab† Cheryl M. Scott Thomas D. and Barbara Jo Scott Virginia and Solomon Secemsky Robert Connealy and Heather Seidelman† Ms. Merry Senchak Stephanie Sferra George and Lisa Shadid

Marjorie P. Shafton Matti and Drora Shalev Ms. Sandra Shane-DuBow and Mr. Richard Hay Mr. Daniel Shapiro Linda and Mark Shapiro Elizabeth and Michael Shapiro† Gil Sharon and Ann Taylor Dr. D. Shaw And Mrs. L. Gordon Dr. Mitchell and Sharon Sheinkop Kathryn Shenk Philip and Cheryl Sheridan† Mr. and Mrs. William Shorey † Ilene Simmons Mr. Joyce Simon Mr. and Mrs. Skogan Ada Skyles Ellen Mrazek and Daniel Slattery Ms. Kelly Smith-Haley Chuck Smith Mr. Larry K. Snider Ms. Maria I. Sobrero Malcolm Spector and Nancy Ludmerer Tim Speicher and Ellenkate Finley Bonnie Spring Shantha Sreekanth Dr. Lisa D. Stanford Lenette Staudinger Randy Steinmeyer Ms. Cynthia Stengel Joel and Kai Sternstein Ms. Barbara Stewart Gary N. Stone Mark and Irene Sudac Dr. and Mrs. K. Sullivan MD Robin Klein and Bill Summers Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Sutker Michelle Sweet Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Tatar Ms. Eva Taves Mr. Robert Taylor Ms. Laura Tenges Cheryl Thaxton Nancie Noie Thompson† Virginia Tobiason Mrs. Mary Ann Tolli Dr. Susan Torma Joanne Trudeau† Richard Turner Susan D. Tuteur Paule Verdier † Ms. Catherine Vincent Pam Voitik† Kimberly Walker † Mr. Terrence M. Walsh Ms. Lee-Lin Wang Joe and Nicole Warganz Deborah and Neil Warner †

James and Christine Webb Marc Weinstein and Martha Laffey Mrs. Lori Weinstock Ernie and Penny Weis Ann E. Weisman and Robert F. Szurgot Barbara A. Weithaus Lisa Anne Werner † Wertz Family † Eileen Vavricek Steve and Bonnie Wheeler Ms. Drenda Wiley D. Terry and Sharon Williams Sonya Williams, M.D.† Ms. Jill Willis Ms. Robin Wilson Dr. David Wise and Dr. Dianna Niebylski† Linda and William Woloshin John Woodyard and Patricia Taylor-Woodyard Beverly and Arnold Yusim Julie and Larry Zachary † Ms. Lauren Zadina Dr. Ronald Zank† Gloria Zieve

† 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 ofsteppenwolf superior 43 acting and risk-taking work.


IN MEMORY OF THE LEADERSHIP OF MARTHA LAVEY 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 Shirley Gourley John Hart and Carol Prins

Linda and John Hillman Sharon R. Johnston James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Charles Katzenmeyer Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci Linda Legner Ruth Mandel Bob and Barb McCullough Jodi A. Morton Mary Ellen O’Connell Donald Park Nick Patricca 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

MARIANN MAYBERRY AWARD FUND DONORS Anonymous Douglas Brown and Rachel Kraft Carole Collins Barbara Gaines Dawn Marie Galtieri Carrie and Jay Gleason Sheila Gleason Joel Hatch Christine Heydt Robert Humphrey

Geraldine Jaeck Scott Jaeck Ted and Shirley Klinka The Mayberry Family Linda McCullum Bruce Norris Kimberly Osgood Cary Schneider Gary Sinise and Moira Harris Ronald and Ruth Spargo

Tahlula Spivy Caroline and Larry Summers Freya Weberman Martha and Eric Wegener Marja Wilkens Menecy Wilson Dennis Zacek and Marcelle McVay

IN-KIND CONTRIBUTORS Ambassador Chicago Jennifer G. Baryl Rick and Deann Bayless Beyond Events Catering Kevin Boehm The BOKA Restaurant Group Lin Brehmer Ebs Burnough & Pierre Lagrange CH Distillery Josh Charles The Chicago Cubs Chicago Council on Planned Giving ClientFirst Consulting Group Michelle A. DeMent Evolution Interiors Exelon and Mary Ludford Frost Lighting Co. of IL, Inc. Johnny Galecki Robbie Gordy & Christie’s Auction House John Goodman Goose Island Beer Company Graycor, Inc.

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John Hart, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Hall’s Rental Service Armie Hammer Jon Michael Hill HMS Media Hotel Lincoln Tom Irwin Rob Katz Terry Kinney Chef Michael Kornick The Lambs Club at the Chatwal Donna La Pietra Young Jean Lee Lenovo Foundation Lincoln Center Theatre Sandra Marquez Chef Jeff Mahin James Vincent Meredith Laurie Metcalf Omar Metwally Sandro Miller Arian Moayed Motorola Mobility Foundation Amy Morton

Paramount Events Partytime-HDO Productions, Inc. Stephen Payne Peacock 9 Jeff Perry and Linda Lowy Zoe Perry Pinuaga Wines POP Phylicia Rashad Chris Rock Schiff Hardin LLP Paul Schneider Scott Rudin and Joey Parnes Productions Second Stage Theatre Company Anna D. Shapiro The Standard, East Village Theatre Development Fund United Airlines Vinci V.I.P. Valet Services, Inc. Whole Foods Lincoln Park


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.

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 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.

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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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