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The Minutes

Guards at the Taj

A world premiere by ensemble member Tracy Letts Directed by artistic director Anna D. Shapiro

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

November 9 – December 31, 2017 in the Downstairs Theatre

As the sun rises for the first time on the newlyconstructed Taj Mahal, two hapless imperial guards are charged with an unspeakable task that will shake their faith in God, the empire and their lifelong friendship.

Tracy Letts’s scathing new comedy about small-town politics and real world power.


The Doppelgänger

A world premiere by Aziza Barnes Directed by Nataki Garrett

(an international farce)

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


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

A Chicago premiere by Clare Barron Directed by Jonathan Berry January 25 – March 11, 2018 in the Downstairs Theatre

The absurd. The I-can’t-believewhat-just happened. Onstage nightly.

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


You Got Older

The beautiful.

May 31 – July 22, 2018 in the Upstairs Theatre

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

April 5 – May 27, 2018 in the Downstairs Theatre After a British businessman’s untimely death, his unwitting American doppelgänger is thrust into background deals that could shape the face of Africa.

The Roommate A Chicago premiere by Jen Silverman Directed by Phylicia Rashad June 21 – August 5, 2018 in the Downstairs Theatre A comically mismatched pair of roommates leads to a surprising and touching friendship. Think The Odd Couple meets Breaking Bad.

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

12 REHEARSAL PHOTOS By Joel Moorman 14 BIOS FEATURES 18 I NTERVIEW WITH SCENIC DESIGNER DAVID ZINN Edited by Audience Engagement Coordinator Patrick Zakem 20  19.4 MILLION MINUTES: AN ENSEMBLE INFOGRAPHIC By Audience Engagement Producer Greta Honold and Design Director Donovan Foote

EDITORS Paul G. Miller Jacqueline Rosas

CONTRIBUTORS Donovan Foote Greta Honold Joel Moorman Brianna Parry A.J. Roy Anna D. Shapiro Patrick Zakem

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WELCOME TO THE MINUTES I first read Tracy’s new play, The Minutes, late one night in early December of last year, at a moment when I would have had difficulty remembering the last time I had smiled, let alone laughed. And like a great play can do, it found me not just in a time of need, but made its way to the center of my heart, where the pain resided. It was such a glorious relief. Because the play is political in nature and provocative by choice, I am hesitant to say much more. In our current landscape, even the most historically civil conversations about what’s best for our world have deteriorated into shouting matches over what’s actually real. There are times when I find myself using all of my energy and focus to simply try to understand the motives of people whose words and actions seem so obviously cruel, so mystifyingly short sighted, that I


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wonder if I may actually be dreaming. What am I missing, I ask myself. This divide, this wrenching breach, can’t be the whole story. And of course, as Tracy’s play takes on, it’s not. We wake up every day with ideas and beliefs that we assume exist separately from the house in which we reside. We believe ourselves to be independent thinkers who process information free and clear from that information’s actual origin and we are baffled by one another still, over and over again. And that’s because the story—the real one—is bigger than each of us and bigger than all of us. And it always has been. Maybe the answers lie not in each other’s eyes but in the shared ground on which we all stand. And maybe our challenge is not in the structure of our world but in its foundation. Or maybe there is actually nothing wrong and we’re just living in the inevitable world our true story has made. Maybe the joke is on us. And maybe that’s why, reading The Minutes, I laughed until I cried. Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director



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By ensemble member Tracy Letts† Directed by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro†




Ensemble members Kevin Anderson†*, Ian Barford†*, Francis Guinan†*, James Vincent Meredith†*, Sally Murphy†* and William Petersen†* with Brittany Burch*, Cliff Chamberlain*, Danny McCarthy*, Penny Slusher* and Jeff Still*

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The world premiere of The Minutes was produced and presented at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL; Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director and David Schmitz, 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.

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CAST AND CONTRIBUTORS CAST (in alphabetical order)


Kevin Anderson†* Mr. Breeding Ian Barford†* Mr. Carp Brittany Burch* Ms. Johnson Cliff Chamberlain* Mr. Peel Francis Guinan†* Mr. Oldfield Danny McCarthy* Mr. Hanratty James Vincent Meredith†* Mr. Blake Sally Murphy†* Ms. Matz William Petersen†* Mayor Superba Penny Slusher* Ms. Innes Jeff Still* Mr. Assalone

Alex Bailey Dillion Stage Management Apprentice Dianne Nora Assistant to the Playwright Alex Mallory Assistant Director Lacie Hexom Additional Properties Penny Lane Wigs Storm Hooten, Kevin Lynch, Shannon Perry, Jake Puralewski, and Brophy Tolbert Additional Carpentry Zhanna Albertini and Sarah Lewis Additional Paint Rebekah Camm, Gregory Geffrard, Lavina Jadhwani, Lauren Katz, Derek Matson, Neel McNeill, Derek McPhatter, Ligia Sandoval and Leean Torske Post Show Discussion Moderators

UNDERSTUDIES (in alphabetical order) Jeanne T. Arrigo Ms. Innes, Ms. Matz Henson Keys* Mr. Oldfield, Mayor Superba Michael Kingston Mr. Breeding, Mr. Blake Loren Lazerine Mr. Assalone, Mr. Carp, Mr. Hanratty Scott Allen Luke Mr. Peel Mary Williamson Ms. Johnson SETTING A city council meeting room There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance. This play will be presented without an intermission.

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

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THE MINUTES IN REHEARSAL Photography by Joel Moorman

Cast members Jeff Still and William Petersen*

Cast member Fran Guinan*

Cast members James Vincent Meredith* and Jeff Still

Cast member Kevin Anderson*

Cast member Penny Slusher

*Steppenwolf ensemble member

The rehearsal room

*Steppenwolf ensemble member

Playwright Tracy Letts* and dramaturg Edward Sobel

Cast member Danny McCarthy

Cast members Cliff Chamberlain and William Petersen*

Cast member Brittany Burch

Cast members Ian Barford* and Sally Murphy*

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THE MINUTES BIOS Ian Barford (Mr. Carp) is Kevin Anderson (Mr. Breeding) a Steppenwolf ensemble has been in a variety of member. He originated the different productions around role of Wheeler in Tracy the world encompassing Letts’s Linda Vista this past leading roles in approximately spring. He also originated the role of Little 30 film and cable television productions, Charles in August: Osage County (also on 2 network TV shows, Broadway and West Broadway (original company) and The End musicals, and dramatic plays from Goodman and Steppenwolf here in Chicago, National Theatre of Great Britain) and Ray in Mary Page Marlowe, also by Tracy Letts. to Broadway and Off-Broadway, the West Broadway credits also include Ed in the End in London, Dublin, and many other regional theatres. He has been nominated for Tony-winning play The Curious Incident Tony, Golden Globe, and Outer Critics Circle of the Dog in the Nighttime and Billy in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Awards, and won an Outer Critics Circle, a Drama Desk, and Theatre World Award along Steppenwolf credits include The March, The Libertine, As I Lay Dying, Endgame, with a Jeff here in Chicago and a Viewers for Quality Television Best Actor Award. Kevin has Visiting Edna, Berlin Circle, Betrayal, Three Days of Rain and many others. Regional been off the show biz radar the last handful credits include All the Rage and Design for of years as he has been on a self-imposed “acting fast.” He has been embroiled in a legal Living (Goodman Theatre); The Little Prince battle fighting for his literal economic survival (Lookingglass Theatre Company); The Weir, regarding the alleged mismanagement of his God’s Man in Texas, Take Me Out (Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles); and Dead End financial accounts. In 2014, unable to afford (Ahmanson in Los Angeles). National Tour legal advocacy and representing himself pro of Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Film Credits se, he filed a lawsuit and eventually defeated include Catch Hell, Return to Sender, a motion to dismiss against two large New York City law firms. These claims are currently Road to Persition, 13 Going on 30, and being litigated and hopefully soon resolved in others. Numerous television appearances. the Southern District of New York. This whole Brittany Burch (Ms. Johnson) event, although very trying and difficult, has is thrilled to be working altered his world view and brought him at Steppenwolf Theatre to a deeper, more conscious place in his Company once again where life and work. It has been an educational she was last seen in Annie and galvanizing experience which he is Bosh is Missing for First Look. Chicago certain will ignite and inspire the next stage credits include Pilgrims, Unseen, Richard of his career. As always, he is so grateful III, Good for Otto, The Royal Society of to Steppenwolf for their support and for Antarctica, Othello, Thinner Than Water, providing him with this wonderful opportunity Oh The Humanity, Absolute Hell, Lonesome to reintroduce himself to the Chicago theatre West (The Gift Theatre); Ask Aunt Susan community after a long absence. (Goodman Theatre, New Stages); Reverb (Redtwist Theatre); Shadow Over Innsmouth and Carmilla (WildClaw Theatre). Brittany is an ensemble member with The Gift 12 Bios

Theatre and a graduate of the School at Steppenwolf. “Thanks to Sherman and her family for their love and support.” Cliff Chamberlain (Mr. Peel) is honored to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he was last seen in The Herd. Additional Steppenwolf credits include Belleville, Clybourne Park, Theatrical Essays and Superior Donuts. Chicago credits include The Seagull (Goodman Theatre) and The Sparrow (The House Theatre of Chicago; company member). Broadway credits include Superior Donuts. Television and film credits include Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, State of Affairs, Grey’s Anatomy, Chicago PD, the upcoming Netflix series Altered Carbon, The Wise Kids, The Keeping Hours and Win it All. Cliff trained at UCSB and The School at Steppenwolf. “Love to R + E + E + C.” Francis Guinan (Mr. Oldfield) is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. He has appeared in more than 30 Steppenwolf productions including The Rembrandt, Hir, The Herd, The Night Alive, Time Stands Still, Endgame, American Buffalo, Fake, The Seafarer, August: Osage County and Balm in Gilead. For Mariann. Danny Mccarthy (Mr. Hanratty), now residing in New York City, is a longtime company member at Chicago’s acclaimed A Red Orchid Theatre. Other theatre credits include The Flick, Middletown, The Pillowman, Take Me Out, The Water Engine (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Antipodes, The Open House (Signature

Theatre); Grace (Broadway’s Cort Theater); Kill Floor (Lincoln Center); A Streetcar Named Desire (Writers Theatre); and Circle Mirror Transformation (The Repertory Theater of St. Louis). Film and television credits include The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs, Stronger, Elvis & Nixon, The Drop, The Express, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Killing Kennedy, The Chicago Code, Chicago Fire, Detroit 1-87, ER, Fred Claus, Flags of Our Fathers, Stranger Than Fiction, Derailed, Proof, Boss, Underemployed, Betrayal, Elementary, Chicago Fire, Blue Bloods and Boardwalk Empire. Danny is thrilled to be a part of The Minutes and to be working again with his friends at Steppenwolf. James Vincent Meredith (Mr. Blake) has appeared at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Between Riverside and Crazy, The March, Clybourne Park, The Hot L Baltimore, Superior Donuts (also Broadway), Carter’s Way, The Crucible, The Bluest Eye (also Off-Broadway at New Victory Theater) and The Pain and the Itch. Other Chicago credits include Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Take Me Out (About Face Theatre); Duchess of Malfi, Othello (Writers Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing, Measure for Measure, Othello (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); as well as work at Goodman Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, Court Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater and Piven Theatre Workshop. James recently completed a 3 year stint as Mafala Hatimbi with the national tour of The Book of Mormon. Television credits include Boss, Prison Break, ER, Chicago Justice, The Exorcist, The Beast, Law and Order SVU and Chicago Med.

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Sally Murphy (Ms. Matz) has been an ensemble member since 1993. Steppenwolf credits include August: Osage County (also Broadway, London’s National Theater and Sydney Theatre Company), Linda Vista, Visiting Edna, Time Stands Still, Sex with Strangers, The Crucible, Mother Courage, The Royal Family, Uncle Vanya, Skylight, The Grapes Of Wrath (also Broadway and London’s National Theater), Earthly Possessions and The Common Pursuit. Other Broadway credits include Carousel (Lincoln Center Theater), Fiddler on the Roof and The Wild Party. Sally has appeared Off-Broadway in The Apple Family Plays at the Public Theater (also Berlin, Vienna, Brighten and on PBS); Angel Reapers (Signature Theater); The Threepenny Opera (Atlantic Theater Company; Lortel nom); Bernarda Alba, A Man Of No Importance (Lincoln Center); Brutal Imagination (Vineyard Theater); and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (Encores!). Television credits include The Good Wife, Mob Doctor, If These Walls Could Talk, and PBS’ Great Performances. Film credits include Pollock, Fearless and Scent Of A Woman. This spring, Sally will appear in Admissions at Lincoln Center Theatre. William Petersen (Mayor Superba) is a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member who first appeared in the seminal production of Balm in Gilead in 1980 and has since appeared in Slowgirl, Fool for Love, Dublin Carol and Endgame. In 1979, William founded the Remains Theater Ensemble in Chicago with a group of fellow actors, including Steppenwolf ensemble members Gary Cole and Amy Morton. In 1996, William made his Broadway debut in a revival

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of Tennessee Williams’ The Night of the Iguana. He served as executive producer on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and was nominated in 2004 for a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Gil Grissom, the lead investigator. Penny Slusher (Ms. Innes) last appeared with Steppenwolf Theatre Company in August: Osage County (Sydney Theatre, Australia). Chicago credits include By The Water, You Can’t Take It With You, Chapatti, Sense & Sensibility, A Life (Northlight Theatre); Sweet Bird of Youth (Goodman Theatre); Uncle Vanya (After Dark Award), The Importance of Being Earnest, James Joyce’s The Dead (Court Theatre); Old Glory, Another Part of the Forest (Jeff Award), Bus Stop and The Subject Was Roses (Writers Theatre). Regional credits include The Hollow (Peninsula Players); My Fair Lady (Asolo Repertory); and Sense & Sensibility (ATL and St. Louis Rep). International credits include Chapatti and Stella & Lou (Northlight Theatre at Galway International Arts Festival, Ireland). Film credits include Virginia and Meet the Browns. Jeff Still (Mr. Assalone) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Comany where previous credits include A Clockwork Orange, Orson’s Shadow, The Dresser and August: Osage County, both on Broadway and the National Tour. Other Broadway credits include Oslo, Fish in the Dark and Therese Raquin. Chicago credits include The Price (Writers Theatre); The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (A Red Orchid Theatre); and The Cabbie in Hellcab (Famous Door). Regional credits include Rothko in Red (Pittsburgh); Harry Brock in Born Yesterday (Guthrie Theatre);

Salieri in Amadeus (Cardinal Stage); and Dr. Sweet in the world premiere of Tracy Letts’s Bug (Gate Theatre, London). Jeff saves the best credit for last: he is Luke’s dad. Tracy Letts (Playwright) is a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member. He is the author of the plays The Minutes, Linda Vista, Mary Page Marlowe, The Scavenger’s Daughter, Superior Donuts, August: Osage County (Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award), Man from Nebraska (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Bug and Killer Joe. Also an actor, he has appeared on Broadway in Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (2013 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role). Film appearances include The Post, Lady Bird, The Lovers, Christine, Imperium, Indignation, Wiener-Dog, Elvis and Nixon and The Big Short. Television credits include Divorce and two seasons as Sen. Lockhart on Homeland. Appearances at Steppenwolf include Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, American Buffalo, Betrayal, Homebody/Kabul, The Dresser, The Dazzle, Glengarry Glen Ross, Three Days of Rain and many others. Anna D. Shapiro (Director) joined the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2005 and was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London). She was nominated in 2011 in the same category for The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater). Other directing credits at Steppenwolf include Visiting Edna, Mary Page Marlowe, Three Sisters, A Parallelogram, Up, The Crucible, The Unmentionables (also at Yale Repertory

Theatre), The Pain and the Itch (also in New York), I Never Sang for My Father, Man from Nebraska, Purple Heart (also in Galway, Ireland), The Drawer Boy, Side Man (also in Ireland, Australia and Vail, Colorado), Three Days of Rain, The Infidel and This Is Our Youth (which transferred to Broadway). Other Broadway credits include Of Mice and Men (with James Franco) and Fish in the Dark (with Larry David). Off-Broadway credits include Domesticated (Lincoln Center). She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia. She is a full professor in Northwestern University’s Department of Theatre. David Zinn (Scenic Design) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where his previous work includes scenic design for Visiting Edna and costumes for Airline Highway. Recent Broadway credits include costume design for A Doll’s House Part 2 (Tony nomination), scenic design for The Humans (Tony Award) and both scenic and costume design for Fun Home (Tony nomination). Regionally he’s worked at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre, the Guthrie Theatre, Center Theater Group, American Repertory Theatre, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera and Washington National Opera. He’s proud to be designing The Spongebob Squarepants Musical under the direction of Steppenwolf ensemble member Tina Landau. Ana Kuzmanic (Costume Design) is a Yugoslav-born, Chicago-based costume designer. She returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she has previously designed costumes for over fifteen productions, including August: Osage County, Superior Donuts and Penelope. Her upcoming projects include The Enemy of the People (Goodman Theatre) and Bios 15

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Don Giovanni (The Dallas Opera). New York credits include Desire Under the Elms, Superior Donuts and August: Osage County on Broadway and The Jacksonian Off-Broadway. Some of her favorite regional projects include Don Giovanni (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Beauty and the Beast, The Count of Monte Cristo (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Uncle Vanya, Wonderful Town, 2666, Camino Real, King Lear (Goodman Theatre); Treasure Island and Argonautika (Lookingglass Theatre Company). Ana is an Associate Professor of Costume Design at Northwestern University. Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Design) is so happy to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where he designed This Is Our Youth and Morning Star. Among the 70 Broadway shows he designed are The Front Page, Blackbird, Fish in the Dark, A Raisin in the Sun, Betrayal, Death of a Salesman and The Book of Mormon (1 of 5 Tony Awards). Brian directed productions of Between Riverside and Crazy at the Studio Theater DC, Proof at Theater Three NY and Spring Awakening at Clarice Smith Perf Arts Center, ET AL. Brian is a member of Naked Angels and an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland. Andre Pluess (Sound Design and Original Music) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where his credits include After the Quake, Kafka on the Shore, Endgame and Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Broadway credits include 33 Variations, I Am My Own Wife and Metamorphoses. Off-Broadway, he designed The Clean House (Lincoln Center) and Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons). Chicago and regional credits include multiple productions for Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Arena Stage, 16 Bios

American Repertory Theater, McCarter Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival and La Jolla Playhouse. Andre is an Artistic Associate with Lookingglass Theatre Company and the California Shakespeare Festival. Dexter Bullard (Choreographer) recently directed Linda Vista and The Flick at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His other credits include Grace (Broadway); Sucker Punch, Circle Mirror Transformation (Victory Gardens Theater); The Big Meal (American Theatre Company); Odradek (The House Theatre of Chicago); Mistakes Were Made (Barrow Street Theater, A Red Orchid Theater); Reverie (The Second City); Lady (Rattlestick Playwrights); and Gas for Less (Goodman Theatre). In 2004, Dexter was awarded the Lortel Award for directing Tracy Letts’s Bug at The Barrow Street Theater. In 1995, Dexter co–founded Plasticene, a physical theater company whose critically-acclaimed fifteen original works were featured throughout Chicago, in Edinburgh, Scotland and in New York City. Dexter is the Head of Graduate Acting at The Theatre School at DePaul University. Edward Sobel (Dramaturg) is grateful to be working with Tracy again following Linda Vista and Mary Page Marlowe. Previously, he was Director of New Play Development at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, where he oversaw development of more than 40 new plays into production including Tracy Letts’s Pulitzer and Tony Award winner August: Osage County, and Pulitzer finalists Red Light Winter by Adam Rapp and Man from Nebraska (also by Letts). Broadway credits as dramaturg include August: Osage County and Superior Donuts. Recent directing credits include world premieres of Moon Man Walk (Orbiter 3); The Most

Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington (Flashpoint Theatre); Endgame, Clybourne Park and Superior Donuts (Arden Theater in Philadelphia). At Steppenwolf, Ed created the First Look Repertory of New Work, for which he received the Elliot Hayes Award from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas for outstanding contribution to the field. He is head of the MFA Directing and Playwriting programs at Temple University. Ana Cristina (Gigi) Buffington (Company Vocal Coach) is pleased to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she has also worked on Hir, Pass Over, Linda Vista, The Christians, Visiting Edna, Mary Page Marlowe and John Steinbeck’s East Of Eden. Other credits include Coriolanus (Red Bull Theatre Co); The Tempest (La MaMa); King Lear (workshop; Bedlam); The Merchant Of Venice, 500 year commemoration of the Jewish Ghetto (Venice, Italy); Elizabeth R: texts & beheadings (BAM and The Folger Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet (with David Tennant and Patrick Stewart), Love’s Labour’s Lost (The Royal Shakespeare Company); The Merchant Of Venice, The Taming Of The Shrew (RSC Newcastle tour); The Maids (Director), Pericles, Othello, An Illiad, The Seagull, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Richard III, Antony and Cleopatra and The Merry Wives Of Windsor (American Players Theater). She is an Associate Arts Professor in the Department of Drama at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. AEA, SAG/AFTRA, VASTA. Christine D. Freeburg (Stage Manager) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where her credits include Linda Vista, Visiting Edna, Constellations, The Flick, John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, The Herd, Airline Highway, Tribes, The Motherf**ker with

the Hat, Good People, The March, 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, Violet and many more (Apple Tree Theater). Christine is an adjunct faculty member at The Theatre School at DePaul University and spent nine summers stage managing at Weston Playhouse. She is happily married to Thom Cox and the proud mother of Joan Marie. Elise Hausken (Assistant Stage Manager) is thrilled to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Previous credits include Linda Vista (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Crazy for You (Drury Lane Theatre); Arcadia, Isaac’s Eye, Days Like Today, Hedda Gabler, The Old Man and The Old Moon, The Liar, Sweet Charity, Hamlet, A Little Night Music, Hesperia (Writers Theatre); and Apple Family Plays (TimeLine Theatre Company). During the summer, Elise is the Production Manager at Ravinia Festival. She proudly holds a BA in Theatre and English Literature from Northwestern University. 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 Bios 17

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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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Mariann Mayberry became an ensemble member in 1993 and most recently appeared in Grand Concourse (2015). The Chicago Tribune hailed her performance as one of the ‘Top 10 performances of 2015.’ Previous Steppenwolf credits include Russian Transport, Good People, for which she won the 2013 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress; August: Osage County (Chicago, Broadway, London and Sydney), Love Song, Last of the Boys, and many others. Broadway credits also include One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and Metamorphoses. Off-Broadway credits include Go Back To Where You Are (Playwright’s Horizon) and The Notebooks Of Leonardo Da Vinci (Second Stage). Some other favorites include Argonautika (Lookingglass), The Odyssey (Goodman), Hamlet (Chicago Shakespeare) and How I Learned to Drive (Northlight/Alliance). Television credits include Person Of Interest, Are We There Yet, Law & Order (C.I., Trial By Jury, SVU), Mercy, The Dave Chappelle Show, The Pennsylvania Miner’s Story. Film credits include Dogman, The Company, War of the Worlds and Since You’ve Been Gone.


A SCENIC DESIGNER’S NOTEBOOK: Tony Award-winning designer David Zinn shares some insight into the development of the scenic design for The Minutes and walks through several versions of scenic models.

grapple with questions of where and how people sit in the space—Formal desks? Informal tables with a permanent Mayor’s desk? All informal seating? What are the other rooms? How do you get to the bathroom? How do

you get into the room from outside? And since there is a transformation of a kind in this play—how do you hide the things you need for the transformation in a room that should look utterly un-transformable?

Edited by Audience Engagement Coordinator Patrick Zakem Since The Minutes calls for—and I think is best supported by—a “realistic” environment onstage, most of my research and early conversations with director Anna D. Shapiro were about very practical questions: What kind of room is this; what’s the scale? What’s the size of the city of Big Cherry? Is it a modern room? Not modern? Repurposed from some other space not intended for meetings? Formal? Not Formal? What does this “public” room look like when the public isn’t there? So, we started by looking at a bunch of City Council meetings of various scales. I knew this wonderful book Meetings by Paul Shambroom, which is a richly detailed collection of photos of City and Town Council meetings and the minutes of those meetings which I sent to Anna as a starting point. I started this process imagining that the space would be kind of small and banal, but in looking at all this research together that world started to feel a little… not right, I guess, for the material. There’s lots of great City Council meeting research on the internet (in fact, most of those meetings are filmed and put on YouTube) so I started Googling cities that were roughly the population we thought Big Cherry was, and started sampling what their city

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council meetings were like and where they took place. I tried to find as many places from around the country as I could, to try and get as broad a sense as possible of these rooms. And while we didn’t end up drawing from a lot of these rooms literally, we learned a lot from the “dressing” of them. At some point, author Tracy Letts suggested Peoria as a city that was perhaps a similar size as Big Cherry, so I took a look at their City Council meetings which are held in their beautiful historic City Hall, which has a very different flavor than most of our other research. It’s an early 20th century building that has a Neo-Classical vibe inside—a big arched coffered ceiling, a mural at the back. There’s also a wonderful city hall in Massachusetts I found that had a similar vibe.

Below are four iterations of the scenic model for The Minutes, exploring the questions of where and how characters sit in the space.

The basic model. Note the windows that are shuttered closed with open curtains, as well as the fluorescent lights that hang below the lights ensconced in the ceiling.

This version includes a “built in” array of seating for the Mayor and the City Council. The Mayor’s desk is a bit larger than the others. The question came up: would Carp’s desk still be there? His name tag? Or have they been removed?

In this version, the mayor’s desk is the only “built in” unit. The City Council’s seating would be more flexible, which allowed us to dodge the question of whether or not Carp is ever coming back.

This is the final version, with completely flexible seating highlighting the contrast between the temporary modern furniture and the permanent, formal architecture.

The formality of those spaces—the idealism of it, the suggestion of history, and the potential for the wonderful collision of a “period” room with contemporary furniture: it all felt like the kind of world in which we wanted this play to be set. Once we agreed on that, I made a series of models (see next page) that show how we could fit the scale of the city council room into Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theatre. We also started to

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By Audience Engagement Producer Greta Honold and Design Director Donovan Foote 1 Play

Man From Nebraska 2004


American Buffalo 2010

8 Ensemble Members

Love Song 2006

37 Years of History 19.4 Million MINUTES of Ensemble Membership

Art 2009

Betrayal 2007


The Birthday Party 2013 Three Days Of Rain 1999

Superior Donuts 2008

Penelope 2011

KEVIN ANDERSON Earthly Possessions 1991

Balm in Gilead

(Remount at the Apollo Theater Center) 1981


The Crucible 2007

The Pain and the Itch 2005

Balm In Gilead 1980 The Grapes Of Wrath 1988

Skylight 1997

I Never Sang For My Father 2004 Mary Page Marlowe 2016

Detroit 2010 Endgame 2010

Linda Vista 2017

Up 2009 The Libertine 1996


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The March 2012

August: Osage County 2007


Visiting Edna 2016

Time Stands Still 2012


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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 49 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 performances 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.





















































Anna D. Shapiro Artistic Director

Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry and Gary Sinise Executive Artistic Board

David Schmitz Executive Director


Gabriel Alaniz Events Management Associate Nic Andrews IT Associate

Joel Moorman Digital Content Producer Kevin Castillo Digital Marketing Manager Development Neel McNeill Marketing and Sandy Karuschak Memberships Director of Manager Development Jacqueline Rosas Eric Evenskaas Marketing Associate Director Coordinator of Development Patrick Zakem LookOut Producer/ Courtney Anderson Audience Engagement Director of Special Coordinator Events David Masnato Kristy Conway Graphic Designer Director of Corporate Leean Kim Torske and Foundation PR Assistant Relations Casey VanWormer Leslie Mastroianni Audience Services Campaign Director Director Billie Rye Bryant Suzanne Miller Audience Services Annual Giving Manager Director Stephanie Heller Jessica Gretch Audience Services Individual Giving Subscription Manager Manager Jimmy Freund Max Lando Audience Services Training Manager Institutional Giving Manager Mike Brunlieb Geehoon Lim Karyn Oates Audience Services Donor Engagement Supervisors Manager Molly Layton Sarah Giovannetti Group Sales Special Events Coordinator Coordinator Roseann Bishop Membership A.J. Roy Coordinator Development Benjamin Adams Coordinator Craig Barnes Chelsea Smith Itzel Blancas Campaign Rebecca Butler Coordinator Rebekah Camm Sarah Carter Samantha Price Juli Del Prete Development Allison Diamond Associate Rachel DuBose Kenya Hall Marketing, Charles Strater Communications & Audience Services Audience Services Associates John Zinn Director of Marketing Audience and Communications Outreach Donovan Foote Joshua Cashman Design Director Audience Outreach Manager Madeline Long Communications Spencer Blair Director Audience Outreach Supervisor Erika Nelson Marketing Director Benjamin Adams Charles Frydenberg Greta Honold Rukmini Girish LookOut Producer/ Audience Engagement Marilyn Hillary Brian Lee Producer Isaiah Polstein Audience Outreach Associates


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


Hallie Gordon Artistic Director Megan Shuchman Education Director Jared Bellot Education Manager Fatima Sowe Education Projects Assistant John Rooney PLP Assistant Peter Andersen Kari Betton Christina El Gamal Charles Andrew Gardner Cara Greene Epstein Greg Geffrard Jazmin Corona Larry Grimm Mara Stern Tiffany Fulson Wilfredo Ramos, Jr. Fatima Sowe Teaching Artists


Karena Fiorenza General Manager Lupe Garcia Quiles Events Management Director Jackie Snuttjer Finance Director Jovito Alvarez Finance Manager Paul Miller Office Manager LaDonna Lane Human Resources Generalist Brian Hurst Finance Coordinator

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

Audience Experience

Evan Hatfield Director of Audience Experience Danielle Shindler Food & Beverage Director, Front Bar General Manager Denise Yvette Serna Front of House Manager Donald Coulson Parking Manager Aaron Aptaker Audience Experience Coordinator Nick Burt Ana Cackley David Clauson Lynn Cosby Maureen Davies Curtis Jackson Megan Kaminsky Georgette Kirkendall Leah Meacham Gre Mehl Liz Myrick Christopher Sanchez Renato Sanchez Allison Shackelford Jessica Smith Shunna Tolliver Kelly Voke Lizzy Wigley Audience Experience Associates Morgan Burkey Ben Burmeister Tori Davidson Jake Drummond Quinn Hegarty Jared Hecht Dani Nicole James Juwan Lockett Patty Malaney

Alyson Morrill Meaghan Morris Ashley Schilling Lukas Vlasnik Raquel Villalobos Taleshia Walker Front Bar Staff Mustafa Chaudry Sam Morales Gabriel Sanchez Parking Associates Jack Meyer and Lauren Louer, The Saints Volunteer Usher Coordination


Tom Pearl Director of Production Brianna Parry Associate Production Manager Erin Cook Company Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director Mike Donohue Technical Director Chad Hain Associate Technical Director Erin Freeman Scene Shop Supervisor Kyle Land Ryan Luwe Russell Scott Lydia Strini Scenic Carpenters Jon Woelfer Draftsperson Zoe Shiffrin Scenic Charge Artist Jenny DiLuciano Properties Master Emily Feder Jay Tollefsen Assistant Properties Masters Charles Moser Master Properties Artisan Aimee Plant Properties Artisan Shannon Higgins Wardrobe, Hair and Make Up Supervisor AJ Littlefield Staff Wardrobe Caryn Weglarz Klein Costume Director Mae Haskins Assistant Costume Designer

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

Professional Leadership Program

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

Agency of Record Grip

Counsel Provided By Rick Pappas and the attorneys at Schiff Hardin.

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

Manuel “Manny” Sanchez Anna D. Shapiro Colette Cachey Smithburg Elliot A. Stultz Bryan Traubert

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

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

Emeritus Trustees J. Robert Barr Lawrence Block Michael Cahan John N. Fox, Jr. Lawrence M. Gill Donna La Pietra Kenneth J. Porrello Merle Reskin Randall K. Rowe Gloria Scoby


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

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

2017/18 SEASON SPONSORS Veterans’ Night Gary Sinise Foundation Major Support of General Operations and Special Projects American Express Buchanan Family Foundation Julius Frankel Foundation The Reva & David Logan Foundation John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Joyce Foundation Prince Charitable Trusts Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert Rhoades Foundation Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Smart Family Foundation Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust The Wallace Foundation The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust, Lead Underwriter of fundraising for The Campaign for Steppenwolf 2017 Gala Allstate Insurance Company Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Exelon PwC DLA Piper LLP (US) and Mendelsohn Legal Greenberg Traurig LLP Grosvenor Capital Management Mrs. John M. Hartigan The Negaunee Foundation Cameron and Amy Findlay 2016/17 Steppenwolf Salutes Women In The Arts Luncheon BMO Harris Bank Official Exclusive Airline United Airlines Official Lighting Sponsor ComEd Contact the Development Department at 312-654-5621 to learn more about unique ways to support the work on our stages.

Steppenwolf’s reputation derives from our willingness to take on challenging, ambitious projects. Our future relies upon the generous support of season sponsors who provide invaluable resources for the work of our actors, directors and playwrights. We thank you for your commitment to the vision of our ensemble. Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 2017/18 season is generously sponsored by: Grand Benefactors


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

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

Premier Members Faegre Baker Daniels, Patrick M. Miller Sidley Austin LLP, Elizabeth M. Schubert For more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Max Lando at 312-654-5697 or

Lead Accessibility Sponsor John Hart and Carol Prins

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COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS 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 Douglas R. Brown* Joyce Chelberg Nora Daley* Liz Lefkofsky Jim Mabie Deborah Quazzo* Robert Sanborn* Matthew Shapiro* Colette Cachey Smithburg* Helen Zell* Education Committee advocates for the programming of Steppenwolf for Young Adults and for access to quality arts experiences for teens and teachers. Amy Eshleman*, Chair Michael Bolton Sheila Chapman Beth Boosalis Davis* Jeremy Dunn Jane Fleming Paul Gaynor Larry Grimm John Hart* Solveig Herzum 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 Bobbi Zabel

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 Julie Gustafson Mike Gustafson Rebecca Johnston Sherri Kayser Michael LaTona Susan Lichtenstein Stephanie Linn Beth Loeb Cathy Nathan Toni Sandor Smith Gail Straus Frances E. Tuite 2017 Gala Steppenwolf’s Gala Co-Chairs plan the signature fundraising event led by the theater’s Board of Trustees. Amy Eshleman* and Lori Lightfoot Cameron* and Amy Findlay Susan and David* Mendelsohn Jon Michael Hill* Tim Hopper and Karen Viola Amy Morton and Rob Milburn

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

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

* Steppenwolf Trustee

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 Shubert Foundation, Inc. Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust‡ United Airlines The Wallace Foundation‡ Zell Family Foundation Benefactors ($50,000 – $99,999) Anonymous Alphawood Foundation Paul M. Angell Foundation The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Chicago Community Trust ComEd Julius Frankel Foundation The Harris Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. King Harris Kathy Harris Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Szokol Mr. and Mrs. William Friend Mr. and Mrs. John Harris J.P.Morgan* The Joyce Foundation‡ Laurents/Hatcher Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust* Polk Bros. Foundation* PwC Smart Family Foundation of Illinois Time Warner Foundation Vinci Producers ($25,000 – $49,999) Anonymous (2) American Express Ameriprise Financial Archer Daniels Midland Company DLA Piper LLP (US) The Field Foundation of Illinois Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Greenberg Traurig LLP Grosvenor Capital Management BMO Harris Bank*

The Orlebeke Foundation Pfingsten Partners, L.L.C Prince Charitable Trusts J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Foundation Searle Family Trust Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust Seigle Family Foundation Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation Sidley Austin LLP Gary Sinise Foundation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Patrons ($10,000 – $24,999) Anonymous (2) Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Ambassador Chicago Aon Baker McKenzie Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois The Boeing Company Helen Brach Foundation Buchanan Family Foundation The Canning Foundation Citadel LLC CRC Swett Henry Crown and Company Dover Foundation Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Faegre Baker Daniels Graycor, Inc. Green Courte Partners, LLC GrubHub Hotel Indigo Hotel Lincoln Illinois Tool Works Foundation Kirkland & Ellis LLP McKinsey & Company, Inc. Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation Melcher Charitable Foundation Newcastle Limited Norcon, Inc Rhoades Foundation

* Corporations and foundations that have made employee matching gifts

‡ Multi-year pledge

Ropes & Gray LLP Sage Foundation Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP Schiff Hardin LLP Dr. Scholl Foundation Siragusa Family Foundation The Smithburg Family Foundation John and Carol Walter Family Foundation William Blair & Company, LLC Winston & Strawn, LLP Sustainers ($5,000 – $9,999) Baird Modestus Bauer Foundation Baxter International Inc.* Citi Private Bank Mary Dempsey, Philip H. Corboy Foundation John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Irving Harris Foundation Ice Miller LLP Karkomi Family Foundation Mendelsohn Legal, Inc. Nordstrom PERT Foundation Pepsico Foundation Louis & Nellie Sieg Fund Sponsors ($2,500 – $4,999) Amsted Industries Foundation The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation FROST Hub International Innovative Benefit Consultants New Horizon Foundation Sahara Enterprises, Inc. Suite Home Chicago Westside Mechanical Group Guarantors ($1,000 – $2,499) BNY Mellon Wealth Management Gramm Family Foundation Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP The Ira & Janina Marks Charitable Trust Lillian H. Florsheim Foundation Metzner Family Foundation Plante Moran Resolute Consulting LLC Rochman Charitable Foundation TTX Company

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ENDOWMENT SPONSORS Hope Abelson Fund for New Play Development

Richard and Mary L. Gray Production Endowment Fund

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rose L. Shure Nancy L. Wald

The generosity of Steppenwolf’s Directors Circle members annually provides vital support for Steppenwolf’s many streams of artistic and community programming. In recognition of their contributions, members receive complimentary subscriptions with VIP ticketing services and are invited to private events with the artists of Steppenwolf. To join this distinguished group, call Jessica Gretch at 312-654-5672 or e-mail Premier Patrons ($50,000+) Anonymous Julie and Roger Baskes‡ Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior ‡ Leigh and Henry Bienen‡ Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein Douglas R. Brown Ann and Richard Carr Joyce Chelberg‡ Elizabeth H. Connelly Caroline and Keating Crown Nora Daley and Sean Conroy ‡ Rich and Margery Feitler Amy and Cameron Findlay King and Caryn Harris‡ John Hart and Carol Prins‡ Pam and Dennis D. Howarter Liz and Eric Lefkofsky ‡ Mary and Bill Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr. Robert and Louise Sanborn Elliot A. Stultz Helen Zell‡ Grand Patrons ($25,000 – $49,999) Phil and Mary Beth Canfield Beth Boosalis Davis and Maxwell S. Davis 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 Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy ‡ Steven D. Loucks‡ Jim and Kay Mabie‡ Holly and Matt Maloney Mr. and Ms. David E. Mendelsohn Pam and Ashley Netzky

Randy and Susi Rowe Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Manny Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez Sue and Harry Seigle‡ Matthew Shapiro and Jacqueline Podewils Bill and Orli Staley Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst‡

Toni Sandor Smith Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Bryan Traubert and Penny Pritzker Frances E. Tuite John and Carol Walter Nina B. Winston Ronald and Geri Yonover

Distinguished Patrons ($10,000 – $24,999) Betty Bradshaw Michael and Cathy Brennan Julie and Bill Casserly Mr. and Mrs. A. Steven Crown Donald and Anne Edwards Juliette Feld and Andrew Grossman Mary and Paul Finnegan Stacy and Ian Fleming John and Katherine Fox Gordon and Wendy Gill Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill Valerie and Paul Goodrich Aimee Graham and Nigel Caine Leslie and Matthew Gray Joan Hall Jon Michael Hill Perry and Cathy Iverson Jeffrey Maling and Rebecca Johnston Brad and Kim Keywell Tracy Letts Kate and William Macdonald Cynthia Luse-McKeen and P. Douglas McKeen Verett Mims L. Heather Mitchell and Kenny Mitchell Christopher and Eileen Murphy Anne and Don Phillips Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Merle Reskin Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Ms. Elizabeth Schubert Stephanie B. Smith and Gerald Smith

Patrons ($5,000 – $9,999) Anonymous (4) Loren Almaguer and Frank Gerleve Mr. and Mrs. Jack Angelo Suzanne and David Arch Andy and Sue Arnold Gerry Barad and Sharon Ehrens Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Berman Kevin Boehm and Courtney Moon Janyce D. Brengel Lois Browning Gia and Isaac Colunga Jerry and Josephine Conlon Liam and Francesca Connell Kent and Liz Dauten Mary A. Dempsey, Philip H. Corboy Foundation Laura and Scott Eisen Mary M. Emerson Tom and Pat Erickson Becki and Scott Etzler Maurice Fantus and Judith Aiello Kenneth and Bonnie Feld Jane Fleming and Melinda Kempton Ms. Joan Harris Mrs. Louise Hart Michael and Mona Heath Fund Judy and Jay Heyman David Hiller George A. Joseph and Carolyn Bateman‡ David and Susan Kalt Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck Jen and Brad Keck Stephen Kriegel and Family

Donors with ‡ have made a generous multi-year pledge.

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…cont’d Directors Circle

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad 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 Ashley and Noah Pettit Jennifer and Perry Pinto Burton X. and Sheli Rosenberg Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Rosenfeld Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr. David and Susan Schmid Mr. and Ms. Ilan Shalit Jeffrey Singer and Patricia Carman Steven Smith Marcie and Avy Stein Gail and Eugene Steingold Jacqueline Tilton Richard and Elaine Tinberg Michael and January Ward Robert and Susan Warrington Dr. David Wasserman Lorrayne and Steve Weiss Philip Zadeik and Elizabeth Krepps Sustainers ($2,500 – $4,999) Anonymous (2) Mr. and Mrs. John Aalbregtse Carina Abbaticchio and Christine Hermosisima Kathi and Roger Adams Jack J. Adrian Mr. Anjan Asthana Paula Ausick Sharon Baker John and Caroline Ballantine Gustavo Bamberger and Martha Van Haitsma Solomon and Camila Barnett Bob and Trish Barr Lawrence Bass and Paula Sneed Martha and Al Belmonte Alan and Nancy Berry Norman and Virginia Bobins Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski‡ Doug Bradbury Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Braun Robert and Mary Briscoe Mr. Thomas M. Burke Michael and Merle Cahan David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo Bobby Cannavale

Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green Carol and Douglas Cohen Michael and Edie Cohen Deb and Denny Cowhey Patricia Cox, Katie and Will Hunckler Judy and Tapas K. Das Gupta Diane Dawson Greg Desmond and Michael Segobiano Bill and Cindee Dietz Philip and Marsha Dowd Drs. Thomas E. Durica and Susan Jacob Dr. Steven B. Edelstein George Engeln Randall Fearnow and Beth Compton Roxanne Hori and Robert Felsenthal Steven Florsheim and Jennifer Friedes Lisa and John Folkers Daniel J. Rubin and Karen Frederick Kate and Michael Fridholm Kate Friedlob Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Friedman Leonard Gail and Robin Steans David and Noreen Ann Gallagher Matt and Lindsay Garrison Gary L. Gephart Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg Richard Ginsberg and NatalieTessler Bob and Carol Goldberg Sheila and Tom Gorey Sue and Melvin Gray Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Greenberg‡ William and Nanci Greene James and Brenda Grusecki M. Julie and Michael Gustafson Jack and Sandra Guthman Ginger and Del Hall Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa Marcy and Harry Harczak Pam and David Harrington Marlene and Sonny Hersh David Kistenbroker and Cynthia Heusing Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Hill The Hirschfields Ann S. Hoenig and Jonathan L. Hoenig Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall Patricia Jeffers Craig and Heidi Johnson

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Timothy B. Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley Jeffrey and Lisa Jozwiak Reis and Sherri Kayser Andrew Keyt Jonathan Klein and Susan Cohn Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Korbet MD Raminder and Vinay Kumar Jody LaVoie Tanya Levshina and Ilya Volvovski Ms. Stephanie F. Linn and Dr. Seth B. Krantz Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Lowe Mark and Frances Mann Don and Melinda Marshall Andrew R. McGaan Mr. and Ms. Paul McGrady Lyn McKeaney Kevin and Beth McMeen Ellie and Bob Meyers Amy Laiken and Tim Michel Mr. and Mrs. Steve Monieson Ms. Katherine Nardin Jean and Jordan Nerenberg Bob and Joyce O’Malley Susan and Ted Oppenheimer Elizabeth Orelup and Lawrence Sonntag Carrie and Matthew Parr Simon and Kim Perutz Dale and Loretta Pierson Ms. Sherri Pincus Patricia Pippert and Steven Redfield Avi and Joan Porat Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall‡ Andrew and Judy L. Porte Bradley and Patricia Reid Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg Mrs. Robert Reum Nina Riccardi Trisha Rooney Ms. Doris D. Roskin Carlo and Lalie Scandiuzzi Howard and Gail Schaffner Matthew and Tina Schubert David and Judith L. Sensibar Mark and Kimberly Shadle Michael Shapiro and Deb Gohr Shapiro Ms. Virginia Simmons Robert and Nancy Singleton Mr. Erik Smith and Ms. Edith Gregson Matthew Steinmetz

Kristin and Stan Stevens Edward A. Studzinski Judy Sugarman Sue and Timothy Sullivan Mark and Leah Taylor James E. Thompson John and Maribeth Totten Nick Trakas and Marc Cerone Kelly and Jay Tunney Reed and Rosemary Tupper Donna and Dirk Vos Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wanda Carey Weiss and Karen Pierce Jane and Greg Wintroub Elizabeth Wohlleb Elizabeth A. Ziegler Benefactors ($1,500 – $2,499) Anonymous (7) Karen and Scott Alexander Catherine Allegra and James Tanner Polly Allen Alyce Paris Nicholas and Kathleen Amatangelo Kimball Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Robert C. Anderson Stephanie and Dana Arnett Jeffrey S. Arnold and Ellen J. Neely Edgar Bachrach Richard and Janice Bail Andy and Stephanie Baker ‡ Yuri and Elena Balasanov Catherine Bannister Mr. Larry Barden Merrill and Alice Barden Cynthia Barginere Sandra Bass Bruce and Debbie Bentcover Shirley and Tom Berchou‡ Susen H. Berg and James C. Berg Ron and Colleen Bess Jeff Bethke and Leah Vaselopulos Nicholas Biederman Jon Blanc Shaun and Andy Block Mr. David Blowers Jr. Patricia C. Bobb Stanley and Anne Boychuck Marjorie Bransfield Reid Brody and Sally Schwartz-Brody Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brooks Dawn and Harmon Brown George and Joyce Brown‡ David and Michelle Buck John D. and Leslie Henner Burns Timothy Burroughs and Barbara Smith

Joseph and Cory Cancila‡ Kathleen and Robert Carey Sheila J. Chapman Dr. Rosalyn A. Chrenka and Ralph P. Maffucci Michael and Stephanie Chu Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke Keith and Barbara Clayton James and Julie Coffman Thomas and Kathleen Coleman Steven and Caralynn Collens Ed Cook and Melissa Perrett Cook‡ J. Gorman Cook and Carole Kohout Bryce Cooper Merle R. Cooper Lisa and Brian Cornell Winnie and Bob Crawford Phyllis Cretors James Curley and Isabel O’Connell Carl and Cynthia Curry Dean and Lori Czuma Stephen F. Danziger Nancy Dehmlow Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher Scott Delman Donald Deutsch Gautam and Ritu Dhingra Roberta S. Dillon Carmelita Dockery, ABD Patricia and Richard Doonan Raymond and Marybeth Drake Erin and Ian Drury James and Kelly Epstein Juliet and Marc Fallah Demitri and Pamela Fardelos David and Mary Farkas Harris J. Feldman, M.D. Carol and Steven Felsenthal Mr. and Mrs. Richard Filler Cory and Cyndi Fosco Jim and Sandy Freeburg Denise Michelle Gamble Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Gigi Gamauf and Dr. Joseph Gavron Lisa Garling and Jeff Miller Tom and Beth Garrow ‡ Steven M. Gerschoffer Susan and John Gibbons Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser Elizabeth Glassman Charlie and Mary Gofen Jennifer and Isaac Goldman Dr. Paul Goldstein and Ms. Nasrin Mahani Sue-Gray Goller Laurence and Carrie Grant Mary and Jim Greene Suzanne Gylfe

Victoria and Charles Harris‡ Stacie R. Hartman Dorothy Harza Lois and Marty Hauselman Mark and Joelle Hayes James and Anne Heger Sandra L. Helton and Norman M. Edelson James LaForce and Stephen Henderson Rachel Henry Richard and Elaine Heuberger Midge and Frank Heurich Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Hibel Grayson Holmbeck Dr. Matthew and Kimberly Horowitz Arnold and Judith Horwich‡ Holly E. Humphreys Nicole and Pedro Irazoqui Mary Ittelson John Ittner and Jennifer Van Dyke Craig “CJ” Jensen and Craig Dannenbrink Ed Jeske and John Hern David Kathman Dr. Claudia Anne Katz Aviva Katzman and Morris Mauer Mary Ann and Mark Kaufman Thomas E Keim Sheryl and Tom Keith‡ Peter and Susan Kelly Chris Kendrick and Kasturi Haldar John F. Kennedy Gerould and Jewell Kern Helen J. Kessler Patricia and Wayne Kik‡ Mike and Leslie King Harry Kinzie Tom Klarquist and Steve Somora Stephanie and Peter Klein Jean Klingenstein Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knauff Jeffrey Koh Mr. and Mrs. Martin J. Koldyke Suzy Krueckeberg Mr. Matthew Kutcher and Ms. Rebecca Richards Carol and Jerome Lamet Gerald R. Lanz and Lisa Kearns Lanz Tom and Renee Lavallee Ron and Kim Lemar Travis Lenkner and Erin Delaney Bernard and Averill Leviton Arthur and Catherine Lewis Wil Lewis Dr. Paul M. Lisnek Beth Loeb

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Dr. Carl Gustas and Jan Logan Abby and George Lombardi Diane and Alejandro Longoria Fran Lambros and John Lowry ‡ Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve‡ Dorothy and Oren Lund Michael Maloney and Christine Zyzda Naja Maltezos Arlene Manelli Sandy and Jerry Manne Barbara and Larry Margolis Christine and David Markovitz The Masnato Family Eric and Sarah Mayeda Becky and Bob McLennan Jim and Lynn McClure Lee and Joyce McCullough Bob and Barb McCullough Dr. Janis Mendelsohn Randi Merel and Allen LeHew Jim Milbery and Anna Deaugustine Michael and Susan Miller Dr. George and Maureen Miz Liz Morgan Blake and Debra Moritz‡ Lorna Filippini Mindy Munson Patrick J. Nash, Jr. Cathy and Robert Nathan Judy Neafsey and Terry Conway David Ellis and Hope Nightingale Mary Nolen Peg O’Connor Joe O’Leary Bridget R. O’Neill Susan and George Obermaier Gary and Marcie Ochs Mr. Tony Olson Sandra and Mark Ostler Brian A. Paetow and Gretchen K. Beetner Jim and Sue Pajakowski Vicki L. Parker Mr. Deep Patel and Ms. Nisha Begwani Amy and Brent Peebles Melissa Peralta Sandra and Michael Perlow John and Christine Pfeiffer Dr. Susan Burland and George Plumb Kate Pokorny and Steve Waszak‡ Mary Beth and Terry Porter Elliott Quigley Paul Rauch and Frank Cozzi

Linda Reid Mr. and Mrs. Jerald F. Richman Ms. Lauri Riggen Susan and Edwin Ritts John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher Riney and Carol Robertson Randy and Betsy Rochman Dr. Jeff Rosen and Ms. Gail Rosen Hilary Rosenthal Dr. Abbie Roth and Sandra Gladstone Roth Holly B. Rothschild Alan Gordon Rottman Bob Rowe and Mary Senesac Marilynn Rubio George and Kimberly Ruhana Mrs. Joanne Ruxin John Ryan Ms. Rebecca Ryerson Francis C. Sadac Ms. Carol S. Sadow A. Sue Samuels Richard and Susan Sanders Pamela and Fred Sasser Paul Scavone and Donna Pawlus Michelle Maton and Mike Schaeffer Stephanie Scharf and David Taber ‡ Joseph Scheper and Kevin Ray Michelle Schlack Ms. E. Jane Schmitz Alan Kozlowski and John Schuchert Diana and Richard Senior Surendra and Dorothie Shah Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner Hope and Jeffrey Sheffield Judy and Jeffrey Silverman Ms. Julia Simpson James and Mary Jo Slykas Heather and Adam Smedstad‡ Melissa and Chuck Smith Neil Smith Family Ron and Leslie Smith Sharon Specht Nicole Stavish Kelly and Jami Stone Lawrence Stone and Margaret Jongleux Gail and John Straus Mary Stowell and Jim Streicker Lauren and Steve Strelsin Lisa Sullivan Ms. Sarah Swain and Mr. John Hart Dr. and Mrs. James V. Talano

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Ilene Patty and Tom Terpstra Mrs. Vernon B. Thomas Mr. Marshall Thompson Carrie Thoms The Tipton Family Greg and Mary Tuite Scott and Adriane Turow Brady I. Twiggs Tali and Liat Tzur Marilee Unruh Betty Vandenbosch Shawn VanDerziel and Jay Clarke John and Julie Varga Erika Nelson and David Wagener Mr. Allan Waite The Wake Family Ken Wanlass and Sara Kim and Scott Wayne Nick and Nora Weir Tom and Blaine Wells Anne and Jay Whipple Jack and Keli Wildermuth Jon Will and Ada Mary Gugenheim‡ Jessica and Jeff Wisniewski‡ Sherry Wolfe Michael Wollensak and Noel Yumang Joe Wolnski and Jane Christino Bobbi Zabel Eileen and David Zampa Alexandra Zaporozec and John Roussos Mr. and Ms. Michael Zdeb Andrew Zwetz

ANNUAL FUND Steppenwolf thanks the many supporters who help bridge the gap between annual operating costs and ticket sales. We regret that, due to space limitations, we are unable to recognize gifts below $150. To all our benefactors, we thank you for making possible another season of engaging, provocative theater. Make your gift today by visiting or calling Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617. Gifts are as of September 1, 2017. Producers ($1,000 – $1,499) Anonymous (3) Mr. and Ms. Mark Ahern Kate Arrington Mr. and Mrs. Paul Audrain Ted and Robbie Beaty † Lois J. Bider Lin Brehmer Robert and Joell Brightfelt Susan Buchanan and Steve Brown Gregory C. Cameron Ray Capitanini Clyde C. Compton Mr. and Mrs. Adam DeWitt Amina Dickerson and Julian Roberts Michele and George Dragisity Joan and John Dysart Jennifer M. Ellin Brian Fabes and Lisa Schneider Fabes Peter Fischer Lori Mae Frith† Terrence Glomski Brian J. and Janie Gold Deidra D. Gold Mr. and Ms. David Graham Jonathan and Sarah Graham† The Greffin Family Lina Hilko† Mr. David Hoffman Mr. and Ms. Bill Hughson William Ibe James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Mr. Jonathan Kahn and Ms. Susan Stone Rachel Kraft Daniel Castellaneta and Deborah Lacusta Daniel Laytin Christine Leahy and Adam Weinberg Madeline and Steve Lesnick Patricia L. Levy Mr. and Ms. Paul Marks Joan and Jerry Matson Michael E. McCaslin† Tarell Alvin McCraney Ms. Blair McGee Scott Johnson and Gary Metzner

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Dawn and Eddie Gershman William J. Gibbons Joseph Glaser and Jessica Schneider Glaser Keith Goggin Jaye and John Golanty † Karen M. Goldstein† Sam Goodman Leo and Linda Gordon Chester Gougis and Shelley Ochab Phoebe and Archie Graber † John S. Mrowiec and Karen Granda Dr. Kitty Green Michael and Lisa Greenfield Mr. and Ms. Dave Grossman Marie Gunn† Kim and Randy Hack Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hacker † Linda Halperin Bill Hamilton Chester and Phyllis Handelman Rachel Hatch Jean Hawkinson Ms. Marilyn Hirsch and Mr. Zvi Noy Anne Linsdau-Hoeppner and Walter F. Hoeppner III Patrick and Kristina Hourihane Karen Hunken† Patricia Hurley Jean Perkins and Leland Hutchinson Sandy Ihm and Ken Belcher Tim Jackson and Dana McKenna† Ms. Rachelle Jervis Holly Johnston Mr. Scott Johnstone Todd H. Jones Laura and Eric Jordahl Janelle S. Joseph Melvin and Annie Kahn Charles Katzenmeyer Polly Kawalek Adam and Renee Keats Dr. Susan A. Kecskes† Rita Kerns Jeffrey Kerr Mr. William Kerr David and Sharon Kessler 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 Rob and Laura Kozloff

Ms. Kim Kumiega Terri Lacy Pamela K. Ladd George M. Langlois, Ph.D.† Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci Laura and Pat Lederer Peter and Judith Lederer Sheila Fields Leiter Catherine Leyser † Fran and Chuck Licht† Mr. Chris Liguori and Ms. Cathy Ross Stacy and Peter Lindau Alec Litowitz and Jennifer Litowitz Mark and Carol Lorenz Ms. Julia Luscombe David Marker and Georgann Joseph George and Nancy Matkov Sheila and Mark Matuscak Robert and Eleanor M. McAllister Mike and Cindy McCabe Cathy and Mark McKee † Sheila and Harvey Medvin Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mercurio Susan Messing Margaret Minneman Mr. Chris Mollet Rick and Joyce Morimoto† Mark and Lori Muller Joan Neil Wendy Norris Emily and Hank Neuberger Terri and Chuck Nevins Michael and Charlotte Newberger Lynne Considene Nieman Jim Norman Mr. and Mrs. Charles Norwesh Susan and Larry Nutson Mary Pat O’Brien Roberta Olshansky John and Joy O’Malley Mr. Tom O’Neill and Ms. Ann David Ms. Savi Pai 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 John Pintozzi Frank C. Pond† V. Pristera, Jr.† Jeff and Susan Rashid

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Michael and Julie Baker † Ann and William Baker John and Sharon Baldwin Daniel Alan Balsam JC Bardzil† M. Z. Barnes Joan C Barnhart† Mia A. and Scott Bass Christina Batorski Laura M. Batzer † Thomas Bearrows and Holly Hirst Mr. and Mrs. Eric Belcher Mr. Brad Bemiss and Katie Weaver Julie and Howard Benario Katie Benedict† R.L. Benton John and Taru Berg Julian and Joan Berman Zina Berman Louis Bernstein Mr. Jonathan Berry Ms. Stacia Beyl Ms. Sherry Bicak Lois and Stanley Birer 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† Anthony Boggiano Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bolas The Bots Family † Bob and Sue Bowker Jeff Boyce† Kathryn and Carl Boyens† Michael and Kate Bradie† Kevin and Michele Bradley † Mrs. John J. Bransfield, Jr. Karen Breen Elia and Louis M. Elia† Tim and Marissa Brinkley Tim Brogla and Laura Demoor Betty Brooks Frank Brooks and Andrea Twiss-Brooks† Paul Brown Tom and Mary-Doug Brown William and Margaret Brown Ed Bucher † Rony and Tom Buckley Rita Buczynska Megan Bui† Dr. Steven R. Bussolari John Byrd John and Libby Cady Mr. Ed Calkins

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 Lisa Chigas Anthony Churchill† Richard Clarey Bente Clausen† Zac and Lesley N. Cochran Ide Cohen James Cohn Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Coleman Bob Connealy and Heather Seidelman Viki Conner † Eduardo and Caroline Conrado† Michael and Cynthia Cooper Laura Corona† John Costello and Sally Clair Mr. Roy Cowell Stephanie and Barry Batson† Julie Cozette and Family † Amelia Crabtree† Sidney Cristol Rosalind Jones Crosby † Colin and Teri Cross Deborah and Bruce Crown Catherine Yeo† Bradley and Allyson Cunningham† Conway and Elinor Dahmer James and Donna Daly Dave and Mary Jo Orkowski† Mr. and Mrs. Ted Davidson Anne Megan Davis Drew Davis and Amelia Runyan † Barbara L. Dean Roxanne Decyk and Lew Watts† Matthew J. Devereux Mr. Joseph Devlin Jeff Dineen† Edward Dobbins† Dr. William and Phyllis Dobrin Laura Cain† Charles and Linda Dresner John Druien Robert Druzinsky and Renee Friedman† Eileen and Howard Dubner Susan Duman† Arthur and Elizabeth Duquette Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Dutcher David and Alexandra Earle Wiley and Merry Edmondson

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Eric Eisenberg† Marci Eisenstein Molly Rose Elkins-Ryan Mark and Mary Anne Emmons† Ms. Maria Escobedo and Mr. Wade Birnbaum Joan and John Fadden David and Loren Farmer † Stephen Fedo The Felder Family Kyle Fennell Ms. Laura Ferrell and Mr. Grant Riedesel Catherine S. Flanagan John and Patti Flanagan Moss Fletcher † Bernadette Foley and Richard Landgraff † Mike and Karen Folk Paul Fong Tali Forest-Smith† Ms. Elizabeth Foster John and Adrian Foster Frederick Frankel† Dr. and Mrs. James Franklin Dr. Wayne Franklin Rachel and Jimmy Freund Susan and Sy Frolichstein Susan Fuchs, M.D. Julie Funke Ms. Amy J. Fyfe† Patrick and Alexandra Gaddie† Robert and Cathy Galligan Joseph and Christina Galvin† Jim Gaughan and Ann Hoffmann Michael Gebel† Ms. Ebba Gebisa and Mr. Euler Bropleh Sam Gedymin† Mark and Bonnie Gehrman Hank and Sandy Gentry Gwen Geraghty † Jacob Gerber † Thomas and Patricia Germino† Ms. Anne Giffels Clark and Nancy Gilpin Carlen Gilseth† Diane Glickman Lynne M Glovka Sue Golan Mr. and Mrs. David Golder Deena and Larry Goldman Dr. Deirdre Dupre and Dr. Robert Golub Jessica L. Gonzalez Mr. Charles Goodman Mr. Mark Gordy Mr. Duane Goucher Patricia Graham

Kenneth E Grant III† Paula Grasso Mr. Christopher Griffin Craig and Debbie Griffith James and Lynn Grogan† Paul Gruber Dr. and Mrs. John W. Gustaitis Ruth Ma† Kathleen Hagerty Robert and Patricia Hahn Mr. Ben Hall Donald and Susan Hallberg Ted and Kathleen Halloran Harry and Lynn Halme Bob and Melanie Halvorson† 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 Mr. Joe Hasman Richard Hatton† Derrick, Cara and Evelyn Hawthorne† Diana J Healy † Albert and Amy Heber † Charsetta Henderson 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 Vivian and Dave Hock Kathryn and Bruce Hoffman† Mr. and Mrs. James Holzhauer Lisa Hopp† Mary Horgan† Leigh and John Hourihane Karen and Bob Howard Thomas and Karen Howell Dana Hub† The Hulett Family † Robin and Harry Hunter Robert Hussey † Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hutchinson† Jim and Joyce Ibers Jorge and Beatriz Iorgulescu Mr. George Irwin Terry Jackson† Frank James Mr. and Ms. Matthew James Jeff and Kathryn Janus† Irene Jarmulska† Patricia A. Jiganti

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Cynthia Scholl† Jan Schoonover Stewart and Marta Schrader † Richard and Mary Beth Schumacher † Mickey Schwab Linda and John Scott† Lesley Scott† Scott Seifert Carmita and George Semaan 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† David and Sheila Shifrin Bradley and Ellen Shorser Margaret and Alan Silberman Paul and Sue Silverman† Andy and Laurie Simon George and Lynne Simon Aaron Sin† Mr. and Ms. Jim Sisco Patricia Costello Slovak Janet Carl Smith and Mel Smith Ms. Jilliann Smith Kevin Smith Jackie Snuttjer † Raymond Socki† Lawrence and Shirley Solomon Julie Aimen and Gary Spangler Dusica Korda-Sparks and James C. Sparks Jo and George Spindler Patricia Staab Rebecca Stanfield† Nikki and Fred Stein Professor Andrea Stevens 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† Sylvia Szewczyk and Wojciech Piton† Obie and Peter Szidon Anne Taft

Stephanie and 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† Jim and Sue Thompson Ms. Karen Topham Bruce and Jan Tranen Carol D. Trapp Joseph Singer and Mish Tworkowski Carissa van Ausdall† Mary Vanecko† Martha VanNess Gabrielle and John Vargo† Bruce and Rebecca Varner † Ronald and Catherine Vaughn Alicia T. Vega and Sofia G. Sarabia† Kathryn Vehe† D. Vilmin Patricia Viniard† Marcia Vinopal† Ron Volanti Jr.† Mr. and Mrs. Chip Von Weise Sue Vondran† Gina Carballo and Justin Voshell† Paul D. Waas Mrs. Jimmye Wade Marsie Wallach Ms. Colleen Walsh William and Patricia Walsh Karen and Herb Wander The Warren Tannehill Family † Mr. Jerry Warren Mr. David Waud Mr. and Mrs. Eric Wegener Michael Weiland and Shelley MacGregor Alan and Boni Weinstein Sherrie and Albert Weiss Marjorie Weiss† Ms. Sharyn Weiss Kal Wenig John Wheeler and Kristine Stelzer Steve and Bonnie Wheeler Lisa and Randy White Chris Whyde and Matthew Philip † James Wicklund Larry and Susan Wikman† Mr. and Ms. Don Wilbon Paige Winburn† Mr. and Ms. Justin Winerman

Yael and Alex Winkler † Ruth Winter Iris S. Witkowsky Lawrence Wojcik Coleman Wolf and Ellen Chapelle† Stephanie Wolf † Scott and Pegg Woodby † Mr. Craig Wortman James and Kelly Wyatt Carol N. Yamamoto Dick Yankow Rodney and Susan Yergler † Ms. Denise Young Dr. James Young Judith Youngs David and Nikki Zarefsky Mary Ann Zarkin† Daniel Ziembo and Nancy Cook Tighe Zimmers Mark and Margie Zivin Mr. and Ms. David Zott Players ($150 – $249) Anonymous (27) Mr. Salahuddin Abbasi Mr. David Abrams and Ms. Cynthia Bemis Abrams Nancy Abshire Mr. and Mrs. Larry Adelman Ms. Joan Akalaonu Roslyn Alexander Allan Alson and Sue Ann Glaser Autumn R. Anderson† Gary Anderson and Diane Graziano Alfred Andreychuk and Allan Deptula Jurgis and Dalia Anysas Mr. Matt Arcaro Robert Arensman Mr. Rex Babiera Alexandra Bachhuber Meredith A Banta Cindy Barbera-Brelle Dr. Bruce and Sally Bauer † Colleen O’Brien and Mike Becker Lawrence Bell Amy Beltemacchi Kathryn Benish Anne H. Berenberg Neil Berezowitz Ms. Emily Berk James and Allison Bernard Jane E. Berry Mary Anne and Joe Bigane Benjamin Birch Frances Bishop Nancy Bishop

John and Sue Blair Dan Bleil Frima H. Blumenthal Claudia and John Boatright Linda Bolte Sharalyn Borchers David and Cheryl Bradford Dr. Michael C. Branch M.D. Andrea Brands Andrea and David Braun Judith and Harold Bregman Thomas Brejcha Mrs. Meg Breslin Evelyn G. Brown Mr. Howell Browne Dr. Marc Brunelle and Mr. Michael Drabant Janet Burroway and Peter Rupper † Richard Butler Toni and Mike Cainkar Amy Kruzan Callahan Judy Cape Richard Carlin John and Joyce Cassel Mr. Bobby Caton and Mr. Michael Parlett Rosalyn Chi Mr. Kurt Christoffel Dr. Elizabeth T. Clark Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Thomas and Bette Cogan Marvin R. Cohen Peter and Judith Connolly † Nelda J Connors Mr. Lawrence Cook Dr. Michael K Coots Denise and John Corkery Tracey Coyne Norma I. Crane Shirley Craven, Ph.D. Mr. Jerry Culver and Mr. Dom Merritt Mr. Mark Curran Laurna Czajka Alecia Dantico Margaret and John Dantico Laura M. Davis Mrs. Edith F. De Mar Phyllis Deerinck Brian Delker † Michelle and Christopher DeMent Michael and Colette Dever Annette and Ron Dluger Joshua and Natalie Dranoff Judy and Jerry Drommerhausen Mr. Paul Dufallo Will Dunne Suzanne Dupre Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Durot

John and Pat Dyble Victor and Joyce Dye Wendy Eager Jeanene Ebert Sharon Eiseman and Noel Hertz Nancy Felton-Elkins and Larry Elkins Deane Ellis Dale and Jo Ann Engquist Helmut and Susanna Epp Michael Evenskaas Ed Everett Edith and Gerald Falk Carole Feiger Deb Feldman Drs. Richard and Roberta Feldman Toni and Joel Fenchel KC Ferguson Robert and Kathleen Fife Rose Mary Finnegan Nancy and Rick Firfer Debbie Fitzgerald Mary Krigbaum and Patrick Fitzgerald Jeanne Flosi David Flynn† Ms. Susan Flynn Mr. Ben Forcey Jeff and Julie Forgash Mr. Alan Forsyth Patricia Forsythe Timothy and Janet Fox Ms. Cynthia France Gillian Goern and Roark Frankel † Rhona and Julian Frazin Lauren Freedman and Najib Habiby Bill and Nancy Freitag Mrs. Roselyn Friedman Scott and Carrie Froseth Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Galinsky Barb Gam Tagge Raymond and Patricia Gass Barbara J. Geist Nancy Gidwitz Geoffrey L. Gifford Daniel Gilmour Gerry and Stan Glass T Mo Glass Howard and Anneliese Glick Martin and Cathy Glickman Helen Goch Robert Goldberg and Dodie Weinstein Ms. Catherine Goldhaber Barbara Goncalves Sandra and James Goodman Joyce and William Gordon Tamar Gorenyuk Joanne Graham

Robert M. Green Merle and Barry Gross Nathan and Evelyn Grossman Eileen Guevara and Joseph Mayer John and Donna Guydan Mr. Bruce Handler Dr. Bruce Harmon 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 Bonnie and Frank Henke† Sebastian Hincapie† Dennis Hjelm Mr. Don Hoeg Robert and Micky Holdsworth† Thomas and Louise Homberger Ms. Gayl Hopkins Jack and Bonnie Horbovetz Susan Horn and Don Honchell Mr. Melvin Houston Richard Hutner and Lena Motev Peter Ivanovich Chuck Jacobson and Mary Lou Vainsi Ms. Alisa Jeffery Sheila and Jim Jesionowski Ruth Johnston† Andra Heller and Andy Jonusaitis Jessica Jorsch† Heather Joys† Tom and Esta Kallen Mary Jo Kanady Shelly Kaplan Jackie Kappus† Mr. and Mrs. James Kargman Jerry Karlin Brian Feiges and Tamar Kelber Mr. Robert Keller Mr. David Kelton Harry Kenny Leonard Kessler Rajiv and Roopla Khanna† Joseph and Catherine King Joy King and Nicki Pieart Douglas and Catherine Knuth James Kochalka Susan B Kogan† Betty H. Kolb Erin Koppel Perry and Judy Kozicki Mr. James Kreidler Joan Krysinski Ken and Janet Kubis Mr. Bernard W. Kyle

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Chuck and Diane Laff Mr. Robert A. Lane Mr. Michael Laudone Annette and Olivia Lecompte and Pauline Horner Julia and Daniel Lee Elizabeth Leeth Jessica Lemon Marc and Cynthia Levin Michael and Cara Levinson Susan Levitt Ray and Norene Lewis† Mr. and Mrs. Paul Liebenson Lora Jane Lisle Mr. and Mrs. Burton Litwin Arthur and Barb Loevy Bill Luckey Thomas and Elizabeth Lyons Jim Maclennan Lee and Madeline MacMillan Alice R. Macy Martin and Allison Malecki Pat Mangan† Sandra Mangurian 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 John McCambridge Nancy McCartan Ms. Regina McCrary Terrance and Jane McElroy Ryan and Claire McKenzie Denise and Barry McKeown Mr. Jace McMahon Julie and Brendan McMahon Robert and Lorel McMillan Mr. Jose Mendez Michael and Nancy Merel Jess and Eric Mersmann† Dean A. Miller and Martha H. Swift Barbara and Jeffrey Modlin Ron and Barbara Moline† David Mondragón† Brian Weatherford and Steven Montgomery Timothy Moon† Melinda Moore J. Clifford Moos Ms. Mary Louise H. Morrison Beverly and Dale Mortensen David and Linda Moscow Mary Ellen Murphy

Karen Muth William and Frances Myers Jenny Nagaoka and Bart Longacre Kurt Nakaoka and Nancy Morris Vincent and Amy Narea Katie Nee † Gavin Nelson† SaoMai Nguyenmau† Mark and Maggie Nichter † Karen Nickelson Joann and Leonard Noble† Carol L. O’Brien Ms. Mary Ellen O’Connell John M. O’Donnell and Bonnie L. Humphrey Jeffrey Olsen† Don A. Olson Kirsten Olson Jennifer O’Neil Timothy O’Neill and Jane Rutherford Peter and Alanne Ori Jerome and Kathryn Osen† Pilar Ossorio Jody Pabst Sarah Parker Mark and Mary Partridge Nick Patricca Dr. Steven and Mimi Binette Mr. and Mrs. James H. Pawlak Zack Payne† Ted Pearson† Mr. Walter Penkala Seymour and Jane Perkins Sarah Pesetsky David and Lindsey Peters Ross and Jackie Peterson Yasen and Bisa Peyankov Mike Pfeifer † Mr. Pete Pieruccini Chrystin and Lonnie Pleasants† Michael Powell and Debora Boyda† Elaine and Ronald Prebish Seamus Prendergast† Jennifer and Peter Preston Lynn and Clayton Pruitt Karen and Mark Quinn Heidi Ralli Ms. Anne Rapp Dean Rapp Jason and Sarah Rasmusen Mr. Chuck Rebesco Mr. Dave Rice Ed and Suzette Rickert Liv Rigdon† Ms. Alexandria Rinaldi Burt and Fran Rissman

Regina Rivers† Fran Robertson Louis and Barbara Rocah David M Rodriguez Eve and Randy Rogers Tabitha Rooney † Georgia Ross Phyllis B. Rubin Joseph D Ruggirello Dario and Theresa Sacomani† Patrick Sandercock and Dr. Carolyn Clayton Baybee Sandra† Mr. and Mrs. John Scala Sue Tobias and Alan Schapiro Tim and Sue Schell Richard Schieler Rose Schmidt† Frank and Karen Schneider Mrs. Margaret Schuring Susan J. Schwartz Cheryl M. Scott† Thomas D. and Barbara Jo Scott Virginia and Solomon Secemsky Stephanie Sferra George and Lisa Shadid Marjorie P. Shafton Matti and Drora Shalev Ms. Sandra Shane-DuBow and Mr. Richard Hay Mr. Daniel Shapiro Elizabeth and Michael Shapiro† Gil Sharon and Ann Taylor Philip and Cheryl Sheridan† Brian and Melissa Sherman Karen Shields† Mr. and Mrs. William Shorey † Ms. Culleen Siebert Joe and Terri Simchak† Ilene Simmons Joyce and Gene Simpson Ellen Mrazek and Daniel Slattery Ms. Kelly Smith-Haley Mr. Larry K. Snider Ms. Maria I. Sobrero Malcolm Spector and Nancy Ludmerer Tim Speicher and Ellenkate Finley Bonnie Spring Shantha Sreekanth Dariel J. Stack Dr. Lisa D. Stanford Lenette Staudinger Ms. Cynthia Stengel Joel and Kai Sternstein Gary N. Stone Kenneth and Desmona Strahan† Gordon Stroupe

Mark and Irene Sudac Robin Klein and Bill Summers Dr. and Mrs. Arnold Sutker Mrs. Laura Swanson Heather Talbert William and Mary Tarnow Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Tatar Ms. Eva Taves Mr. Robert Taylor Ms. Laura Tenges Leonard and Bobbie Tenner Mr. Justin Terada Cheryl Thaxton† Ms. Liisa Thomas Floyd Thompson Nancie Noie Thompson† Virginia Tobiason Mrs. Mary Ann Tolli Ms. Sue Tresselt Jane McIntyre and Joe Troccolo†

Ms. Joanne Trudeau Jim and Cora True-Frost Dana Turban Susan D. Tuteur Paule Verdier † John Viars† Butch and Debbie Viccellio Ms. Catherine Vincent Eugene and Sandra Wagner Mr. Terrence M. Walsh Ms. Lee-Lin Wang Crawford and Barbara Ward Neil Warner † Paul Waterhouse Mark Watts Marc Weinstein and Martha Laffey Ernie and Penny Weis Ann E. Weisman and Robert F. Szurgot

Barbara A. Weithaus Wertz Family † Dot and Dan Whittenberger D. Terry and Sharon Williams Ms. Jill Willis Ms. Robin Wilson Dr. David Wise and Dr. Dianna Niebylski† Linda and William Woloshin Jeff and Claudia Wood John Woodyard and Patricia Taylor-Woodyard Ana D Wright† Mary Wylie Steve Yablong Maureen “Moe” Yanes Julie and Larry Zachary † Ms. Lauren Zadina Gloria Zieve Karen Zupko Stuart

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ambassador Chicago Andaz West Hollywood Alana Arenas Ian Barford Rick and Deann Bayless Beyond Events Catering Kevin Boehm The BOKA Restaurant Group CH Distillery The Chicago Cubs Chicago Private Car ClientFirst Consulting Group Gary Cole Michael Courier Photography Glenn Davis Goose Island EDGE ShowTek Kathryn Erbe Event Creative Evolution Interiors Exelon and Mary Ludford Audrey Francis

Frost Lighting Co. of IL, Inc. Goose Island Beer Company Graycor, Inc. Francis Guinan Hall’s Rental Service Jon Michael Hill HMS Media Tim Hopper Hotel Lincoln Imperial Crane Services Inc. Tom Irwin John Hart, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Rob Katz Donna La Pietra Tracy Letts Limelight Catering Live Nation and Gerry Barad Sandra Marquez Tarell Alvin McCraney Chef Jeff Mahin John Mahoney

James Vincent Meredith Laurie Metcalf Sandro Miller Motorola Mobility Foundation Amy Morton Caroline Neff Partytime-HDO Productions, Inc. Peacock 9 Jeff Perry William Petersen POP Chris Rock Schiff Hardin LLP Anna D. Shapiro Gary Sinise Namir Smallwood Theatre Development Fund Jim True-Frost United Airlines Vinci V.I.P. Valet Services, Inc. Whole Foods Lincoln Park

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

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

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Linda and John Hillman Sharon R. Johnston James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Charles Katzenmeyer Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci Linda Legner 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

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STEPPENWOLF ASSOCIATES Comprised of more than 100 young professionals, the Steppenwolf Associates work each season to raise funds for the Steppenwolf for Young Adults program. We salute the Associates for giving generously of their time and resources. Contact Karyn Oates at 312-654-6501 or to become a Steppenwolf Associates member today. Executive Officers Jonathan Blanc‡ Katherine Nardin‡* Aimee Graham‡ Marilynn Rubio‡ Shilpa Rupani Michelle Schlack‡ Rachel Henry David Wagener ‡ Founding Officers Marissa Bryce Nora Daley ‡* Executive Committee Carina Abbaticchio‡ Clyde C. Compton Jennifer Stuart Brittany White Harriet White Associates Board Members Carina Abbaticchio‡ Jonathan Blanc‡ Isaac Colunga‡ Clyde C. Compton Aimee Graham‡ Rachel Henry Christine Hermosisima‡ Jeffrey Koh‡ Julia Luscombe Katherine Nardin‡* Melissa Peralta Marilynn Rubio‡ Shilpa Rupani Michelle Schlack‡ Jennifer Stuart Allan Waite David Wagener ‡ Brittany White Harriet White Andre Williams

Associate Members Joan Akalaonu Jenny Allen Chelsea Allison Marjorie Baltazar Emily Berk Sarah Bordson Emily Brannon Madelaine Bryen Nigel Caine‡ William Carpenter Charlie Caton Courtney Cherry Samantha Ciepiela Andrea Coutu Jerry Culver Amanda Daniels Kathryn Dhillon Robbie Ellis Ella Field Ellenkate Finley Rebecca Fons Tara Gillespie Elena Gottreich Jill Grant Elly Green Jasmine Guy Rachel Hatch Halley Hoffman Elizabeth Ingram Hayley Jones Adam Keats‡ Ryan Kelley Kevin Kurasch Sarah Laeuchli Brienne Letourneau Joanna Liff

Dom Merritt Katherine Murphy Berit Ness Timothy Oravec Lauren Pace Lauren Perlstein Megan Pratt David Pruitt Rachel Rader John Reddan Rissa Reddan Joseph Richiusa Valerie Rivera Eugene Romanov Kathleen Sachs Lindsay Scalise Stephanie Sexauer Daniel Shapiro Meredith Shippee Katie Smith Tim Speicher II Lisa Stevak Andrew Strenk Sarah Swain Hannah Swihart Joe Taiber Stephanie Taiber Vinay Vallabh Greg Veza Kevin Wender Kurt Wittmeyer Maeve Whalen Erica Yale Lauren Zadina Joanna Zak

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

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

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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 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@

Hailing a cab after the play? This is typically an easy affair—Halsted is a busy street and sees a fair amount of taxi traffic. If you’d like assistance

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

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

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

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