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WELCOME TO THE ROOMMATE A deeply unfortunate truth in our society is that there is literally a syndrome to describe the moment when women arrive at a “certain age” and begin to disappear from society’s view. “Invisible Women Syndrome” describes the phenomena of women between the ages of 45 and 60 disappearing, not just from TV and film and, yes, the theater, but also from our everyday cognition. With children grown, and having been pushed out of their chosen fields, and not yet willing to quietly retire to the accepted role of grandmother, society is unable to easily classify these women and so chooses, instead, to look past, or worse, through them. Women speak of being, not just left by husbands, but also ignored in stores, at restaurants, getting a drink at the bar, crossing the street—almost as though we have ceased to exist. It can be lonely and terrifying and enraging when we have so much vitality and life still to offer, but fewer and fewer places where it’s welcomed or sought out. What a joyful relief for me, then, to come across Jen Silverman’s slyly subversive comedy that puts, at its center two women “of a certain age,” where the women, and their subsequent, delicately found friendship has nothing to do with their expected societal roles or how they interact within the family structure. Sharon, an Iowan, housewife who has been left by her husband and struggles to communicate with her son, puts an ad in the paper looking for someone to share the space and help pay the bills. Robyn, who has lived a life outside of traditional expectations and broken a lot of rules, arrives in Iowa for a fresh start. They meet from these freshly undefined perspectives and get to start again, building a relationship that is hilarious, touching and wholly original. Silverman’s great gift is to dignify these two women, so frequently overlooked or cast aside, as individuals whose desires and struggles are important and necessary and uniquely their own.
REHEARSAL PHOTOS By Joel Moorman
FEATURE 12 E NSEMBLE MEMBERS ORA JONES AND SANDRA MARQUEZ ON THE ROOMMATE Edited by Greta Honold
Anna D. Shapiro, Artistic Director
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I couldn’t believe my good fortune, then, to have both Ora and Sandra, two of my peers, whose talent and humor are only matched by their sheer, inarguable vitality both onstage and off, available to take on these magnificent roles. It feels almost criminal, the number of times I have seen both uphold a play or a scene in a supporting role, making the heavy lifting look effortless and being gracious in their sharing of spotlight. They are now, right where they should be, centered in the lens of attention in roles that make full use of their vast array of exceptional talents. To have them guided in their work by the incomparable Phylicia Rashad, an artist of such extraordinary talent and grace, whose work I have respected and who I feel remarkably lucky to have in the Steppenwolf orbit—well, I frankly can’t imagine anything better than that. These are three women, three artists, who know something about staying visible—even when they have to insist on it. And I, for one, am glad that they do. Sometimes the greatest kindness we can afford is the full weight of our gaze. For in the act of really truly seeing that other person across from us, we may just reveal a truth about ourselves as well.
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Anna D. Shapiro†‡ Artistic Director
David Schmitz Executive Director
STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS
THE ROOMMATE Jen Silverman By Directed by Phylicia Rashad
STEPPENWOLF SALUTES THE SPONSORS OF THE ROOMMATE Grand Production Sponsors Marian, Fruman and Lisa Jacobson Individual Production Sponsor Steven D. Loucks Endowment Sponsor Avy and Marcie Stein Sustaining Fund for the Ensemble ComEd is the 2017/18 Season Lighting Sponsor
FEATURING Ora Jones*† and Sandra Marquez*†
PRODUCTION John Iacovelli+ Scenic Design Samantha C. Jones+ Costume Design Xavier Pierce+ Lighting Design Rob Milburn+ & Michael Bodeen+ Sound Design JC Clementz and Hallie Gordon Artistic Producers Tom Pearl Director of Production JC Clementz Casting Director Laura D. Glenn* Stage Manager Christine D. Freeburg* Assistant Stage Manager
The Roommate is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for nonprofit professional theater. † member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. * member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers. + member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829 of the IATSE. ‡ member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.
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CAST AND CONTRIBUTORS
CAST (in alphabetical order)
Ora Jones* Robyn Sandra Marquez*† Sharon Gabriel Ruiz* Voice of Sharon’s Son
Regina Victor Assistant Director Michelle E. Benda Assistant Lighting Designer Tasia A. Jones Assistant to the Director Jacqueline Saldana Stage Management Apprentice Ravenswood Scenic Set Construction Devin O’Leary, Shannon Perry, & Brophy Tolbert Additional Carpentry Bronte DeShong & Alec Long Additional Properties Elyse Balogh Additional Paint Vanessa Rundle Run Crew Jody Schmidt Wardrobe Crew Katelynn Barker Costume Design Assistant Jared Bellot, Rebekah Camm, Lavina Jadhwani, Lauren Katz, Derek Matson, Neel McNeill, Derek McPhatter and Leean Torske Post Show Discussion Moderators
UNDERSTUDIES (in alphabetical order) Nicholia Aguirre Robyn Lucinda Johnston* Sharon SETTING Time: Now. Summer. Place: A big old house in Iowa City. This play will be presented without an intermission. Entry and re-entry to the theater after the performance begins is not guaranteed. There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance.
A singular fusion of song and storytelling SPARK A SEDUCTIVE SEARCH FOR CREATIVE
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THE HAROLD AND MIMI STEINBERG CHARITABLE TRUST
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Photography by Joel Moorman
Cast members Sandra Marquez* and Ora Jones*
Cast member Ora Jones*
Cast member Sandra Marquez*
Cast member Ora Jones*
*Steppenwolf ensemble member
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Cast member Sandra Marquez*
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THE ROOMMATE BIOS Ora Jones (Robyn) is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble, where she has most recently appeared in The Doppelgänger, The Wheel, Tracy Letts’s adaptation of Three Sisters, Middletown, The Brother/Sister Plays, The Unmentionables, The Crucible, The Violet Hour and Morning Star. Broadway credits include Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Matilda. Other Chicago credits include A Christmas Carol, Animal Crackers, Proof, The Beard of Avon (Goodman Theatre); Sunday in the Park with George, Henry VIII, The Madness of George III, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, A Flea in Her Ear (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); the world premiere of My Kind of Town (TimeLine Theatre Company); Execution of Justice (About Face Theatre); Our Town (Writers Theatre) and productions at Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Children’s Theatre and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. Her regional and New York work includes performances at the Weston Playhouse, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Next Act Theatre, Yale Repertory Theatre and Long Wharf Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, American Place Theatre and the Public Theater. She has appeared on film in Betrayal, Chicago Fire, Save the Last Dance, The Weather Man, Stranger Than Fiction and Were the World Mine. Sandra Marquez (Sharon) joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in spring 2016 and most recently appeared in The Doppelgänger and Mary Page Marlowe. Other credits at Steppenwolf Theatre Company include The Motherf**ker with the Hat, A Streetcar Named Desire, Sonia
Flew, One Arm and a Steppenwolf for Young Adults production. At Teatro Vista, where she is a longtime company member, she directed Fade, My Mañana Comes, Breakfast Lunch & Dinner and Our Lady of the Underpass and has appeared in numerous productions including A View from the Bridge for which she received a Jeff Award. Last fall she completed a threeyear arc playing Clytemnestra in what was billed as Court Theater’s Iphigenia Cycle (Iphigenia at Aulis, Electra and Agamemnon). Some film and television credits include Boss, Empire, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice and Timer. Ms. Marquez is on the theater faculty at Northwestern University, where she very much enjoys teaching and mentoring young people. Gabriel Ruiz (Voice of Sharon’s Son) is an ensemble member at Teatro Vista. Chicago credits include You Got Older, The Rembrandt, The Way West (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Native Gardens (Victory Gardens Theater); Man in the Ring (Court Theatre); Company (Writers Theater); and The Wolf at the End of the Block (Teatro Vista). Regional credits include Blood and Gifts (Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City). TV credits include Boss, APB, Electric Dreams and Chicago Fire/Justice/PD. Jen Silverman (Playwright) premiered The Roommate at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville in 2015. It has received subsequent productions at South Coast Repertory, Williamstown Theatre Festival and the San Francisco Playhouse. Additional work includes The Moors, Phoebe in Winter, The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane
(Barrymore Award) and Collective Rage: A Play in 5 Boops (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company). She is a member of New Dramatists, and has developed work with the O’Neill, New York Theatre Workshop, Portland Center Stage, Berkeley Repertory and the Royal Court in London. A recipient of the Helen Merrill and Yale Drama Series Awards, she’s also a two-time MacDowell Fellow and 16/17 Playwrights of New York (PoNY) Fellow at the Lark. Phylicia Rashad’s (Director). directing credits include August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and Paul Oakley Stovall’s Immediate Family at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles (2014 NAACP Theatre Award for Best Director) and Fences at the Long Wharf Theatre and the McCarter Theatre. This spring Ms. Rashad made her Off-Broadway directing debut with the comedy Our Lady of 121st Street. Ms. Rashad received both the Drama Desk and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her riveting performance in the Broadway revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin In The Sun. She received the 2016 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play for her performance in Steppenwolf ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney’s Head of Passes at the Public Theater, which played at the Mark Taper Forum this fall. She has performed on Broadway in Steppenwolf’s production of ensemble member Tracy Letts’s August: Osage County, Tennessee Williams’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (a role that she reprised on the London Stage), August Wilson’s Gem Of The Ocean, (Tony Award nomination) and Cymbeline at Lincoln Center.
John Iacovelli (Scenic Design) has designed more than 300 plays and musicals at most major theatres in the U.S. including South Coast Repertory, McCarter Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Geffen Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Berkeley Rep, Goodman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Center Theatre Group. Iacovelli received a prime-time Emmy for the broadcast of the Broadway production of Peter Pan. He was the production designer on Ruby in Paradise, starring Ashley Judd, and art director on Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! Television credits include The Old Settler starring Phylicia Rashad & Debbie Allen, The Gin Game staring Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke, and Babylon 5. He has an MFA in scenic design from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. This year he received the Distinguished Achievement Award in Scene Design and Technology from The U.S. Institute of Theatre Technology. iacovelli.com Samantha C. Jones (Costume Design) is grateful to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company with this lovely play. Primarily a Chicago based designer, her work has been seen at Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago Children’s Theatre, American Blues Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, Jackalope Theatre, Congo Square Theatre and others. Regionally her she has worked with Seattle Children’s Theatre, Triad Stage, Arkansas Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Peninsula Players Theatre, plus some more. Upcoming projects include Shayna Maidel (TimeLine Theatre Company); and the world premiere of Rightlynd by Ike Holter (Victory Gardens Theatre). samanthacjones.com Bios 9
Xavier Pierce (Lighting Design) has recently designed Othello, Shakespeare in Love (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Native Gardens, Harvey, Blithe Spirit (Guthrie Theater); Smart People, Native Gardens (Arena Stage); Yours Unfaithfully, A Day by the Sea (Mint Theatre NYC); Fences (Long Wharf and the McCarter); Peter and the Starcatcher, 4000 Miles, The Mountaintop, Detroit ’67 (PlayMakers Repertory Company); Two Trains Running (Arden Theatre); Outside Mulingar (Arizona Theatre Company); The Piano Lesson (Olney Theatre Center); Fly (Florida Studio Theatre); Common Enemy, Red (Triad Stage); A Raisin in the Sun (Westport Country Playhouse); Two Trains Running (Two River Theater Company); The Glass Menagerie, Black Odyssey, Fences (California Shakespeare Theatre); Hamlet and Pippin (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre). Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (Sound Design) recently created music or sound at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for Guards at the Taj, The Doppelgänger (an international farce), The Christians, Visiting Edna and John Steinbeck’s East of Eden. They have composed music and sound for the Broadway productions of No Man’s Land & Waiting for Godot, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Miracle Worker, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and The Speed of Darkness; and sound for Sweat, The Price, Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, This Is Our Youth, Of Mice and Men, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Superior Donuts, reasons to be pretty, A Year with Frog and Toad, The Song of Jacob Zulu and The Grapes of Wrath. They have also created music and sound Off Broadway, at many of America’s resident theatres, London’s West End and at several other international venues. Please visit milbomusic.com. 10 Bios
Laura D. Glenn (Stage Manager) has stage managed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for the last 30 years where some of her credits include The Rembrandt, You Got Older, Straight White Men, The Qualms, Superior Donuts, Purple Heart, Space, Nomathemba, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and many others. Selected Northlight Theatre credits include production stage management for Butler, Outside Mullingar, Chapatti, The Whipping Man, Sense and Sensibility, Better Late, Permanent Collection and A Skull in Connemara. International credits include Better Late (Northlight Theatre); Orange Flower Water and Purple Heart (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); all at the Galway Arts Festival in Galway Ireland; The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Barbican Center in London and the regional and Broadway productions of Buried Child (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). Laura has been a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association for twenty-eight years. Christine D. Freeburg (Assistant Stage Manager) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where her credits include The Doppelgänger, The Minutes, Linda Vista, Visiting Edna, Constellations, The Flick, John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, The Herd, Airline Highway, Tribes, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Sex With Strangers, American Buffalo (also at McCarter Theatre), The Tempest, The Seafarer, The Diary of Anne Frank, after the quake and Cherry Orchard. Other Chicago credits include Stones in His Pockets (Northlight Theatre); The Vanishing Twin, In The Eye of The Beholder, Arabian Nights (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Hamlet, Fraulein Else, Scapin (Court Theater); Once on This Island, Madame Butterfly, Old Wicked Songs and Violet (Apple Tree Theater). Christine is an
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 Anna D. Shapiro (Artistic Director) joined Chamber of Commerce and has worked the Steppenwolf ensemble in 2005 and as a strategic planning, business practices, was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for finance and hiring consultant for numerous Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage Chicago organizations, including The County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London). House Theatre of Chicago, The Hypocrites She was nominated in 2011 in the same and Stage Left Theatre, among others. He category for The Motherf**ker with the Hat holds a BA in theatre from the University (Public Theater, Labyrinth Theater). Other of Northern Colorado, an MFA from the directing credits at Steppenwolf include Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago The Minutes, Visiting Edna, Mary Page College of Performing Arts, Roosevelt Marlowe, Three Sisters, A Parallelogram, Up, University and a Certificate in Non Profit The Crucible, The Unmentionables (also at Management from Roosevelt University. Yale Repertory Theatre), The Pain and the Itch (also in New York), I Never Sang for My Father, Man from Nebraska, Purple Heart (also in Galway, Ireland), The Drawer Boy, Side Man (also in Ireland, Australia and Vail, Colorado), Three Days of Rain, The Infidel and This Is Our Youth (which transferred to Broadway). Other Broadway credits include Of Mice and Men (with James Franco) and Fish in the Dark (with Larry David). OffBroadway credits include Domesticated (Lincoln Center). She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and Columbia. She is a full professor in Northwestern University’s Department of Theatre. 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.
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 11
SM: And we didn’t really work… OJ: Together. SM: We were in the same play but... we did share a dressing room. OJ: Just like now, on The Doppelgänger. GH: So you’re roommates! SM: We are actual roommates. OJ: Having Sandra attached to the play was a thing because I had been away from Chicago for a while, was going to continue to be away for a while, and I was interested in knowing who I was going to take this journey with. And having someone like Sandra was really inspirational. I have been an ensemble member for a little over ten years and Sandra is relatively new— SM: Two years—
ENSEMBLE MEMBERS ORA JONES AND SANDRA MARQUEZ ON THE ROOMMATE Edited by Greta Honold In the lead up to rehearsals for The Roommate, cast members and Steppenwolf ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez sat down with Audience Engagement Coordinator Greta Honold to talk about their interest in the play, their shared history, and more. Greta Honold: Do you remember the first time you read the play and how you responded? What drew you to this story?
the biggest reason for me wanting to do it. Sandra and I had worked together before...
Ora Jones: I’m pretty sure when I first read the play I knew that Sandra was going to do it. That was probably
Sandra Marquez: Decades ago.
OJ: Literal decades.
I liked the play very much but the ability to read the play with your voice in it, I could hear that. And I think that probably... any other place at any other time, any other theater, I would have been cast in the other role, and so it’s fun to be cast this way. GH: Yeah I wanted to ask about that. I could see either of you playing either of the roles. OJ: Well one of the things that I first remember was reading was the Playwright’s Note at the beginning of the script, where she asks that theaters avoid having a Black actor play Robyn and a white actor play Sharon. That indicated to me that the playwright wanted to be responsible and make sure the conversation was not about culture or race; it is more about these two women’s particular experiences and what they had to learn from each other. If my partner had not been a woman of color like Sandra, our characters’ relationship could very well be misconstrued in a way that would distract from the play.
IN THE PAST COUPLE YEARS I HAVE REALLY COME TO APPRECIATE THAT YOUR VOICE— NO MATTER WHAT THAT VOICE IS— IS LEGITIMATE
OJ: So the opportunity to develop communication with each other in that manner, as colleagues who for years have respected and admired each other’s work—I’m speaking for you now... (Laughter) SM: No it’s true. OJ: That was appealing.
SM: Similarly, Steppenwolf’s Literary Manager Polly Hubbard sent me the script and said, “what do you think of this play and what do you think if we could talk Ora into doing it?” and I said immediately, “Okay let me read it!” And
SM: Right. Because from my perspective when there is limited representation, and historically there has been very limited representation of people who look like me on this stage, I want to make sure there are a variety of stories told, not just the one little narrow section that audiences may be used to seeing.
That’s really important to me. And then when you’re working with someone like Ora, I know she’s not going to lean into a stereotype of some kind. OJ: That is the thing about acting in general that in the past couple years I have really come to appreciate, which is that your voice—no matter what that voice is—is legitimate. SM: Yes. OJ: Half my family is from Texas, the other half is from Massachusetts; half is Baptist, the other half is Catholic; I had great grandmothers who were Mexican, and we think British. And then on my mother’s side were the Cape Verde islands, they came from there. And all of this goes into making me. And all of that is as legitimate as the next person’s story. So in trying to address this particular tale, how I am is fine. I think it’s about how these two women experience each other; I don’t think there’s a need to be anything other than who or what you are. You can be yourself, and let that be the way in, and then find the things that help develop the character.
OJ: That is absolutely true. SM: What’s so lovely about this play and really sweet is that this woman finds herself alone when she never expected to be, right? Life sort of blew up and her insistence that she’s old, that it’s over, that she’s done. I can relate to that. I can identify with that. There are so many times in my life when I hear myself saying, “well that ship has sailed, don’t even think about that anymore.” And then I’m like, “Wow—I’m not even that old!” But I think it’s so steeped in the culture that you sort of become invisible past a certain age. That even if nobody’s consciously telling you that, it’s there. OJ: One of the reasons I want to do this show is I’ve not seen a play like this before. And I had actually written a note to myself... I write these little notes to myself... (pulls out phone) here it is. “Just because you’ve never met anyone like me before, doesn’t mean that I don’t exist. It doesn’t mean I’m not real.” That’s what it is. And that’s how I feel about actors like me and Sandra taking on roles like these...
SM: There’s such a wide variety of human experience regardless of the color of your skin and yet so often the stories that get told are narrowed down to just a few.
GH: What is it like doing a two person show?
GH: In terms of age as well, right? We had a conversation recently with the staff about the play, and a lot of people found it unique and refreshing that this is a play about women of a certain age. We don’t hear those stories. Women in their 50’s seem to be a group of people who, perhaps society just doesn’t think about, and whose complexities don’t get acknowledged.
OJ: You really can’t be messing around.
share from your multiple experiences sharing dressing rooms? OJ: We were roommates in A Christmas Carol at The Goodman and there was a decorating contest— SM: An annual thing— OJ: And we went for it— SM: We had the best room— OJ: We did! SM: We had the best room. We called it “A Santeria Christmas.” And we decorated like crazy, and I put up loteria cards but people thought they were voodoo cards because they’d never seen them before—people were freaked out—Ora had a twig and when people came in she would like wave it around. And there was a booth where we would do readings OJ: We were so proud. GH: And you didn’t win?
SM: We didn’t win. OJ: We came in third. We got like a candy cane with m&m’s. We were mad. We were so angry. SM: Fast-forward twenty years later, we haven’t worked together since. Of course, we’ve seen each other now and then over the years, and we’re sitting in our dressing room for The Doppelgänger, and without missing a beat, Ora says, “do you remember…” I thought I was going to have to remind her! OJ: I’m still mad about it. GH: Who won? OJ: I don’t remember…they put up like some tape and some tinsel. SM: I think it was a Y2K Christmas theme. It was 1999. It was clever… GH: Who were the judges? SM: Losers. (Laughter) OJ: We were robbed. Still mad about it!
SM: Man, your scene partner is right there with you. SM: It can be a disaster if it’s not an actor you trust. You have to know that your scene partner is there for you. OJ: Seriously. We are going to run our lines a lot, take each other out for dinner (laughter). It’s true. Trust is extremely important. GH: Any funny roommate stories to
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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 Kate Lerner Bar Manager Ashley Schilling Café Manager
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 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 Caryn Weglarz Klein Costume Director Mae Haskins Assistant Costume Designer Laurel Clayson Head Draper Lynae Vandermeulen Work Room Supervisor and Draper Daisy Lindas Assistant Costume Director J. R. Lederle Lighting Supervisor Ernesto Gomez Master Electrician Rick Haefele House Carpenter Martha Wegener Audio Engineer Gregor Mortis Assistant Audio Engineer Matthew Chapman 1700 Tech Coordinator Karen Thompson Light Board Operator Malcolm Ewen Christine D. Freeburg Laura D. Glenn Stage Managers
Professional Leadership Program
Claire Buchanan Erin Caltiere Bailey Dillon Kristian Garcia Lauren Gold Jenny Goyer Teniyah Hall Thaddeus Kaszuba Kellan Kryak Ramona Li Halley McArn Logan McDonald Mihika Miranda Renata Orth Elise Peterson Jacqueline Saldanas Kevin Sullivan Andre Thomas Gin To
Agency of Record Grip
Production Counsel provided by Rick Pappas
Organizational Counsel provided by the attorneys at Schiff Hardin, LLP
Executive Committee Eric Lefkofsky, Chair Keating Crown, Vice Chair Deborah H. Quazzo, Secretary L. Heather Mitchell, Treasurer Henry S. Bienen Douglas R. Brown Elizabeth H. Connelly Nora Daley Rich Feitler Paul W. Goodrich Lynn Lockwood Murphy Bruce Sagan Matthew Shapiro Stephanie B. Smith John R. Walter Helen Zell Trustees Sarah Beardsley Michael W. Bender 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 Pam Netzky Yasen Peyankov Anne M. Phillips Cari B. Sacks Robert Sanborn Manuel “Manny” Sanchez Anna D. Shapiro Colette Cachey Smithburg Elliot A. Stultz Bryan Traubert Emeritus Trustees J. Robert Barr Lawrence Block Michael Cahan John N. Fox, Jr. Lawrence M. Gill Donna La Pietra Kenneth J. Porrello Merle Reskin Randall K. Rowe Gloria Scoby Past Chairpersons William L. Atwell Larry D. Brady Douglas R. Brown Nora Daley Laurence Edwards John N. Fox, Jr. Elliott Lyon Gordon Murphy William H. Plummer Bruce Sagan Gloria Scoby Donna Vos
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 Anne and Don Phillips Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Shapiro Helen Zell Distinguished Patrons Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior Henry and Leigh Bienen 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 Cari and Michael J. Sacks 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 Conagra Brands Foundation 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 Susan and Robert A. Winslow New Plays, New Artists, New Audiences The Davee Foundation The Laurents/Hatcher Foundation Prince Charitable Trusts Time Warner Foundation Zell Family Foundation Steppenwolf for Young Adults Allstate Insurance Company Alphawood Foundation Archer Daniels Midland Company Paul M. Angell Foundation Andrew and Amy Bluhm 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 Walter E. Heller Foundation Hub International Illinois Tool Works Foundation Rebecca Johnston and Jeffrey Maling 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 Northern Trust Charitable Trust Anne and Don Phillips Polk Bros. Foundation Pritzker Traubert Foundation Robert and Louise Sanborn
2017/18 SEASON SPONSORS Dr. Scholl Foundation Steppenwolf Associates United Airlines Lead Accessibility Sponsor John Hart and Carol Prins 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 2018 Gala Allstate Insurance Company The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation Exelon Greenberg Traurig LLP Grosvenor Capital Management The Harris Family Foundation Caryn and King Harris Liz and Eric Lefkofsky PwC 2018 Steppenwolf Salutes Women In The Arts Luncheon Helen Zell Official Exclusive Airline United Airlines Official Lighting Sponsor ComEd Contact Leslie B. Mastroianni, Director of Development 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 on 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 unites a community of smart, innovative companies to connect in a dynamic and unique environment here at the theater. Supporting Steppenwolf’s mission to champion new talent within the theater, the Corporate Arts Council engages members throughout the year to network, entertain, and give back. 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 Baker McKenzie, Michael A. Duffy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT CONTRIBUTORS
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 Amy Bluhm* Meredith Bluhm-Wolf* Douglas R. Brown* Susan O. Berghoef Joyce Chelberg Nora Daley* Anne Edwards Ethel and Bill Gofen 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 Amy Bluhm* Sheila Chapman Beth Boosalis Davis* Jeremy Dunn Jane Fleming Paul Gaynor David Germaine Larry Grimm John Hart* Robert LoPrete Sybil Madison-Boyd Susan Noel Ashley Pettit Anne M. Phillips* Donald J. Phillips II Deborah Quazzo* Robert Sanborn* Michelle Schlack Sydney Sidwell Jennifer Stuart Elliot A. Stultz* Annie Tully David Wagener Nina A. Winston
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 Arnold Horwich Judith Horwich Rebecca Johnston Sherri Kayser Michael LaTona Karen Levine Susan Lichtenstein Stephanie Linn Beth Loeb Cathy Nathan Toni Sandor Smith Gail Straus Frances E. Tuite 2018 Gala Steppenwolf’s Gala Co-Chairs plan the signature fundraising event led by the theater’s Board of Trustees. Verett Mims* Elliot Stultz* Audrey Francis and Chris Froseth Cathy and James Vincent Meredith Jeff Perry and Linda Lowy Women in the Arts Luncheon Host Committee spearheads our annual fundraising event, honoring leading artists in theater, film and television. Susan Berghoef Amy Bluhm* Meredith Bluhm-Wolf* Marlene Breslow-Blitstein* Elizabeth H. Connelly* Caroline and Keating Crown* Mary A. Dempsey Amy Eshleman* Noreen Gallagher Sarah Glavin Mary Kathryn Hartigan
Donna La Pietra* Liz and Eric Lefkofsky* Mary Ludford* Debbi Marchese Lynn Lockwood Murphy* Colette Cachey Smithburg* Susan Farnham Warrington Helen Zell* Young Adult Council, a unique after-school program for high school students, immerses them in Steppenwolf’s operations and organizes events for their peers around Steppenwolf productions. Meitav Aaron Jocelyn Arrieta Ayaan Asthana Desiree Cobbins Ines Garcia Rory Hayes Gwyneth Lemaster 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, Senior Development Director, at 312-654-5615 or email@example.com.
* 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 Polk Bros. Foundation*‡ Shubert Foundation, Inc. United Airlines The Wallace Foundation‡ Zell Family Foundation‡ Benefactors ($50,000 – $99,999) Anonymous Paul M. Angell Foundation Chicago Community Trust ComEd Conagra Brands Foundation Julius Frankel Foundation The Harris Family Foundation Mr. and Mrs. King Harris Kathy Harris Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Szokol Mr. and Mrs. William Friend Mr. and Mrs. John Harris J.P.Morgan* The Joyce Foundation‡ National Endowment for the Arts Northern Trust* The Orlebeke Foundation PwC Smart Family Foundation of Illinois Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust‡ Time Warner Foundation Vinci Producers ($25,000 – $49,999) Anonymous (2) Alphawood Foundation American Express Ameriprise Financial Archer Daniels Midland Company The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation DLA Piper LLP (US) The Field Foundation of Illinois Lloyd A. Fry Foundation Greenberg Traurig LLP Grosvenor Capital Management BMO Harris Bank* Walter E. Heller Foundation Illinois Arts Council, a state agency Laurents/Hatcher Foundation
Pfingsten Partners, L.L.C. Prince Charitable Trusts Princess Grace Foundation-USA J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Schiff Hardin LLP Searle Family Trust Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation‡ Sidley Austin LLP Gary Sinise Foundation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Patrons ($10,000 – $24,999) Anonymous (2) Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Ambassador Chicago Aon Baker McKenzie Robert and Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc. Blitstein Family Foundation The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation The Boeing Company Helen Brach Foundation Buchanan Family Foundation Citadel LLC City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events CNA Financial Corporation* CRC Swett Eversheds Sutherland Dover Foundation Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Faegre Baker Daniels Graycor, Inc. Green Courte Partners, LLC GrubHub Illinois Tool Works Foundation Kirkland & Ellis Foundation Make It Better Media Marsh Private Client Services Mayer Brown LLP McKinsey & Company, Inc. Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Foundation Melcher Charitable Foundation Newcastle Limited Norcon, Inc. Pepsico Foundation
* Corporations and foundations that have made employee matching gifts
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Rhoades Foundation Ropes & Gray LLP Sage Foundation Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP Dr. Scholl Foundation Seigle Family Foundation Siragusa Family Foundation The Smithburg Family Foundation John and Carol Walter Family Foundation William Blair & Company, LLC The Williams Capital Group, L.P. Winston & Strawn, LLP Sustainers ($5,000 – $9,999) Baird Modestus Bauer Foundation Baxter International Inc.* Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Citi Private Bank Mary Dempsey, Philip H. Corboy Foundation John R. Halligan Charitable Fund Hotel Indigo Hotel Lincoln Ice Miller LLP Irving Harris Foundation Karkomi Family Foundation Mendelsohn Legal, Inc. Nordstrom Louis & Nellie Sieg Fund Sponsors ($2,500 – $4,999) Anonymous Amsted Industries Foundation The Robert Thomas Bobins Foundation FROST Hub International Innovative Benefit Consultants Sahara Enterprises, Inc. Suite Home Chicago Westside Mechanical Group Guarantors ($1,000 – $2,499) BNY Mellon Wealth Management Frankin Offner Foundation Gramm Family Foundation Hamilton Thies & Lorch LLP The Ira & Janina Marks Charitable Trust Metzner Family Foundation One Smooth Stone Plante Moran Resolute Consulting LLC Rochman Charitable Foundation TTX Company ‡ Multi-year pledge
ENDOWMENT SPONSORS Hope Abelson Fund for New Play Development Artistic Endowment established through the Leading National Theatres Program, a joint initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Douglas R. Brown Playwright/ Director Endowment Fund Ruth D. and Ken M. Davee New Works Fund
Ford Foundation Artistic and General Operating Endowment Funds Richard and Mary L. Gray Production Endowment Fund
DIRECTORS CIRCLE Avy and Marcie Stein Sustaining Fund for the Ensemble Steppenwolf Board Designated Endowment Fund
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund for the Development of New Work
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Endowment Fund created with Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Nancy L. Wald Production Endowment Fund
Daniel E. McLean National and International Production Fund
John and Carol Walter Production Endowment Fund
VISIONARY CIRCLE We are honored to recognize the following individuals who have included Steppenwolf in their will or estate plans. The esteemed members of the Visionary Circle help ensure the vitality of Steppenwolf for future generations. Contact Eric Evenskaas at 312-654-5615 to learn more about the giving options to consider in your estate planning. Anonymous
Dr. Paul Lisnek
Valerie and Joseph Abel
Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa
Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall
Sylvia J. Pozarnsky
Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross
Dr. Edward O. Riley
Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck
T. Marshall Rousseau
Robert C. Anderson Dr. Marvin and Joyce Berman Norma Borcherding Douglas R. Brown Barbara L. Dean Janice and Rob Esser Robert H. Glaze
Melanie G. Larch
Patrick J. Schauer Judy Sugarman
We remember the following members of the Steppenwolf family who have made a bequest to the theater. Their legacy will ensures that Steppenwolf continues to flourish. Hope A. Abelson
James F. Oates
Nelson D. Cornelius
Andrea Romain and Cleo V. Orthel
Jo Hopkins Deutsch
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Rose L. Shure and Sidney N. Shure Nancy L. Wald
The generosity of Steppenwolf’s Directors Circle members annually provides vital support for Steppenwolf’s many streams of artistic and community programming. In recognition of their contributions, members receive complimentary subscriptions with VIP ticketing services and are invited to private events with the artists of Steppenwolf. Donors with ‡ have made a generous multi-year pledge. To join this distinguished group, call Jessica Gretch at 312-654-5672 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Premier Patrons ($50,000+) Anonymous Julie and Roger Baskes‡ 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‡ Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy‡ Mary and Bill Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr. Anne and Don Phillips‡ Robert and Louise Sanborn Elliot A. Stultz Helen Zell‡ Grand Patrons ($25,000 – $49,999) Sarah Beardsley and Dr. Christopher Randolph 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 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 Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Shapiro‡ Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg Bill and Orli Staley Bryan Traubert and Penny Pritzker Karen Zelden and Ralph Senst‡ Distinguished Patrons ($10,000 – $24,999) Anonymous Andrew and Amy Bluhm Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and Bill Wolf 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 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 Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Merle Reskin Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross
Cari and Michael J. Sacks‡ Elizabeth Schubert Stephanie B. Smith and Gerald Smith Toni Sandor Smith Marcie and Avy Stein Frances E. Tuite John and Carol Walter Nina B. Winston Ronald and Geri Yonover Patrons ($5,000 – $9,999) Anonymous (4) Loren Almaguer and Frank Gerleve Mr. and Mrs. Jack Angelo David and Suzanne Arch Andy and Sue Arnold Gerry Barad Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Berman Alan and Nancy Berry Kevin Boehm and Courtney Moon Janyce D. Brengel Lois Browning Carol and Douglas Cohen 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 Marcy and Harry Harczak 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
…cont’d Directors Circle
Jen and Brad Keck Stephen Kriegel and Family Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad Christine and Michael LaTona Mr. Marvin J. Leavitt and Ms. Susan Karkomi Susan Lichtenstein and John Rokacz 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 Ms. Doris D. Roskin Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr. David and Susan Schmid Mr. and Ms. Ilan Shalit Jeffrey Singer and Patricia Carman Steven Smith 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 Sustainers ($2,500 – $4,999) Anonymous 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 Martha and Al Belmonte Norman and Virginia Bobins Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski‡ Doug Bradbury Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Braun Robert and Mary Briscoe Mr. Thomas M. Burke Philip Burgess and Jim Nutter Michael and Merle Cahan David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo Bobby Cannavale Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green
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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 Susan Fuchs, M.D.‡ Leonard Gail and Robin Steans David and Noreen Ann Gallagher Gary L. Gephart Scott Gidwitz Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg Richard Ginsberg and Natalie Tessler Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser 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 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. Matthew and Kimberly Horowitz Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall Patricia Jeffers Craig and Heidi Johnson
Timothy B. Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley Jeffrey and Lisa Jozwiak Reis and Sherri Kayser Andrew Keyt Laurie Kladis Jonathan Klein and Susan Cohn Mr. and Mrs. Tom Knauff 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 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 Ms. Sarah Paulson 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 Mrs. Robert Reum Nina Riccardi Trisha Rooney Howard and Gail Schaffner Matthew and Tina Schubert David and Judith L. Sensibar Mark and Kimberly Shadle Anna D. Shapiro and Ian Barford 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 Dr. and Mrs. James V. Talano 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 Susan and Bob Wislow Elizabeth Wohlleb Elizabeth A. Ziegler Benefactors ($1,500 – $2,499) Anonymous (7) Kim and David Adler 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 Robert Anderson and Joanna Nicholas Robert and Marilyn Arensman 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 Laura Barnett Sandra Bass Camille Bathurst and Gregory Belzley 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 Patricia C. Bobb Stanley and Anne Boychuck Robert and Joell Brightfelt‡ 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 Dana Green and Thomas Clancy Keith and Barbara Clayton Zac and Lesley N. Cochran 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 Daniel R. Cyganowski Dean and Lori Czuma Stephen F. Danziger Marlowe Davis Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher Scott Delman Donald Deutsch Gautam and Ritu Dhingra Roberta S. Dillon Ms. Cari Dinneen Carmelita Dockery, ABD Patricia and Richard Doonan Raymond and Marybeth Drake Erin and Ian Drury Malcolm D. Ewen Juliet and Marc Fallah Demitri and Pamela Fardelos David and Mary Farkas Harris J. Feldman, M.D. Carol and Steven Felsenthal Lorna Filippini Mr. and Mrs. Richard Filler Kim M. Folta Cory and Cyndi Fosco Jim and Sandy Freeburg Denise Michelle Gamble Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Lisa Garling and Jeff Miller Tom and Beth Garrow‡ Gigi Gamauf and Dr. Joseph Gavron
Steven M. Gerschoffer Susan and John Gibbons Elizabeth Glassman Charlie and Mary Gofen Deidra D. Gold Jennifer and Isaac Goldman Dr. Paul Goldstein and Ms. Nasrin Mahani Sue-Gray Goller Laurence and Carrie Grant Mary and Jim Greene Michael and Lisa Greenfield 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 Arnold and Judith Horwich‡ Holly E. Humphreys William Ibe Nicole and Pedro Irazoqui Mary Ittelson John Ittner and Jennifer Van Dyke Craig “CJ” Jensen and Craig Dannenbrink Ed Jeske and John Hern Holly Johnston Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kaplan David Kathman Dr. Claudia Anne Katz Aviva Katzman and Morris Mauer Mary Ann and Mark Kaufman Adam and Renee Keats 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 Jeffrey Koh
…cont’d Directors Circle
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 Diane and Bill Lloyd Beth Loeb Dr. Carl Gustas and Jan Logan Abby and George Lombardi Diane and Alejandro Longoria Fran Lambros and John Lowry‡ Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve‡ Dorothy and Oren Lund Michael Maloney and Christine Zyzda Naja Maltezos Arlene Manelli Sandy and Jerry Manne Barbara and Larry Margolis Christine and David Markovitz The Masnato Family Eric and Sarah Mayeda Jim and Lynn McClure Lee and Joyce McCullough Bob and Barb McCullough Becky and Bob McLennan Randi Merel and Allen LeHew Dr. Janis Mendelsohn Jim Milbery and Anna Deaugustine Michael and Susan Miller Dr. George and Maureen Miz Liz Morgan Ms. Stephanie Morimoto Blake and Debra Moritz‡ Mindy Munson Patrick J. Nash, Jr. Cathy and Robert Nathan Judy Neafsey and Terry Conway David Ellis and Hope Nightingale Mary Nolen Peg O’Connor Barbara and Daniel O’Keefe Joe O’Leary Bridget R. O’Neill Susan and George Obermaier Gary and Marcie Ochs Mr. Tony Olson
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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‡ Mr. Guy Ponticiello Mary Beth and Terry Porter Elliott Quigley Paul Rauch and Frank Cozzi Linda Reid Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg Mr. and Mrs. Jerald F. Richman Ms. Lauri Riggen Susan and Edwin Ritts John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher Randy and Betsy Rochman James and Trude Roselle Dr. Jeff Rosen and Ms. Gail Rosen Hilary Rosenthal Dr. Abbie Roth and Sandra Gladstone Roth Holly B. Rothschild Alan Gordon Rottman Mary and Bob Rowe 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 Mr. and Mrs. David R. Shevitz 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 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 Mark and Leah Taylor Ilene Patty and Tom Terpstra 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 Cynthia Vahlkamp and Robert Kenyon Betty Vandenbosch Shawn VanDerziel and Jay Clarke John and Julie Varga Erika Nelson and David Wagener Mr. Allan Waite The Wake Family Ken Wanlass & Sara Kim and Scott Wayne Sherrie and Albert Weiss 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 Andrew Zwetz
ANNUAL FUND Steppenwolf thanks the many supporters who help bridge the gap between annual operating costs and ticket sales. We regret that, due to space limitations, we are unable to recognize gifts below $150. To all our benefactors, we thank you for making possible another season of engaging, provocative theater. Make your gift today by visiting steppenwolf.org/support or calling Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617. Gifts are as of April 1, 2018. Producers ($1,000 – $1,499) Anonymous (3) Mr. and Ms. Mark Ahern Kate Arrington Mr. and Mrs. Paul Audrain Jennifer Baryl Ted and Robbie Beaty † Dee Beaubien Lois J. Bider Ms. Heiji Black Mr. and Mrs. Philip Block III Lin Brehmer and Sara Farr Susan Buchanan and Steve Brown Gregory C. Cameron Ray Capitanini Clyde C. Compton Bonnie Dauer Nancy Dehmlow 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 Michael and Jacky Ferro Peter Fischer Lori Mae Frith† Gordon and Wendy Gill Terrence Glomski Brian J. and Janie Gold Ms. Megan Goldish Mr. and Ms. David Graham Jonathan and Sarah Graham† The Greffin Family Lina Hilko† James and Margot Hinchliff Mr. David Hoffman Mr. and Ms. Bill Hughson Sandy Ihm and Ken Belcher James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Mr. Jonathan Kahn and Ms. Susan Stone Stacy M. Kemp† Rachel Kraft Neal and Kathleen Kulick Daniel Castellaneta and Deborah Lacusta Daniel Laytin
Christine Leahy and Adam Weinberg Mark Ledogar Madeline and Steve Lesnick Shana Lewis and Rob Magasano Mr. and Ms. Paul Marks Joan and Jerry Matson Michael E. McCaslin† Tarell Alvin McCraney Ms. Blair McGee Scott Johnson and Gary Metzner Mr. and Mrs. David Moes Amy Morton and Rob Milburn Mr. Mark Neil and Ms. Laurel Lipkin Howard and Cathy Niden Susan and Nicholas Noyes Carrie and Matthew Parr Margaret Pendry Frank and Mary Phillips Mark Piznarski Fred and Karen Rhynders† Ms. Kayla Roan Angela Robertson Riney and Carol Robertson Lisa and Doug Rosskamm Adesh and Sonia Ramchandran Mr. and Ms. Bryan Sanders Carlo and Lalie Scandiuzzi William B. Schildgen Mr. and Ms. Richard Schmitzer Michael Shannon Christine A. Slivon Dariel J. Stack Michael and Salme Harju Steinberg† Patty Sternberg Ms. Lisa Stevak Robert Stillman and Janet Surkin Sylvia and Joe Stone Ms. Jennifer Stuart Mr. Kevin Sullivan Ms. Ann Taylor and Mr. Stephen Skardon Ms. Holland Taylor Howard and Jane Tyner Ramona and Daniel Ustian Erich Walch Brittany White Ms. Harriet White Mark and Christie Wilson†
Ensemble ($500 – $999) Anonymous (12) Richard and Jill Almeida Ms. Evvie Alter Jill and David Altman† Jim and Sheila Amend† Greg and Janine Amoroso Arthur and Rebecca Anderson Harold and Judith Anderson† Walter Aque Lorilyn Aquino† John Asplin and Christine Orders Peggy Bagley and Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer Dave and Donna Barnes Teri and Steve Barnett Howard Bauchner Deborah and James Baughman Scott and Carla Benigni Susan R. Benner Gene and Natalie Bernadoni† Harriet and Howard N. Bernstein Jacqueline Carroll Bernstein and Louis Bernstein Adrian and Arta Beverly Beryl and David Bills Mr. and Ms. Norm Bilow Mr. Jeremy Bird and Ms. Betsy Hoover Ms. Nicole Bjornvick John Blair and Liz Buchanan† Ms. Faye Blake Marc D. Blakeman Gene and Lynne Blanc Ms. and Mr. Lena Blitstein R. Darrell Bock James Botana and Monica Khetarpal† Donald F. Bouseman Aldridge and Marie Bousfield William Bouvel Phyllis and Sam Bowen Andrea and David Braun Joey Breslow David Briggs† Bruce and Kate Burgun Ms. Arlene Byster Mr. Ed Calkins William Carpenter Sharon Carr Mr. and Ms. Jack Carriglio
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Ms. Tania Castroverde Moskalenko Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Chandler Antonio and Houda Chedid Bridget Cheeseman Debbie and John Chipman Betty Cleeland Elizabeth O’Connor Cole Pam and Howard Conant Ms. Jane Corron Jean Costigan Susan Craft Maureen Crowley Liese Dallbauman Lucy and Bill Dallman Rathin Datta Michelle de Vlam† Mary and Daniel Deziel Austin Dias† Solveig Direnzo Dorothy L. Domuray David Dranoff and Wendy Epstein Natalie Dudek† Arthur and Elizabeth Duquette Audrey Eisenmann and David Pepperberg Ellen Feinstein and Adam Engle Erika Erich The Felder Family Nancy and Rick Firfer Jim and Shellie Fisch Mr. and Ms. Mark Fisher Lois Farrell Fisher Sally Fletcher † Jim and Yvonne Fogerty † Mike and Karen Folk Rebecca and Barry Friedland Joanne Benazzi Friedland June Freidlich Jim Gattone Edward and Dawn Gershman William J. Gibbons Joseph Glaser and Jessica Schneider Glaser Keith Goggin Jaye and John Golanty † Karen M. Goldstein† Leo and Linda Gordon Chester Gougis and Shelley Ochab Phoebe and Archie Graber † John S. Mrowiec and Karen Granda Dedrea Gray Dr. Kitty Green James and Lynn Grogan† 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 Christie Hefner Ms. Marilyn Hirsch and Mr. Zvi Noy Anne Linsdau-Hoeppner and Walter F. Hoeppner III Patrick and Kristina Hourihane Marlene Howell Karen Hunken† Patricia Hurley Jean Perkins and Leland Hutchinson Tim Jackson and Dana McKenna† Paul Jeffries Ms. Rachelle Jervis Mr. Scott Johnstone Todd and Jennifer Jones Laura and Eric Jordahl Janelle S. Joseph Melvin and Annie Kahn Mr. And Mrs. David Katz Charles Katzenmeyer Polly Kawalek 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 Sherry and Alan Koppel Ms. Marilee Kovacs 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 Peter Littlewood Mark and Carol Lorenz Stacy Lubs Ms. Julia Luscombe Karyn Lutz 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 Ms. Blythe Mendelson Mr. and Mrs. Mike Mercurio Susan Messing Margaret Minneman Chris Mollet and Lynne LaJone Rick and Joyce Morimoto† Joan Neil Wendy Norris Emily and Henry 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 John and Joy O’Malley Mr. Tom O’Neill and Ms. Ann David Roberta Olshansky Shawna and Jay Owen Ms. Savi Pai Ms. Diana Palomar Scott Jana R. O’Brien and Wayne T. Parman John and Roberta Paskvalich Doug and Jenny Patinkin Thomas Pawlik and Ava Cohn Susan A. Payne Lynn and Mel Pearl Mr. Tom Pearl John Pintozzi Frank C. Pond† Sylvia J. Pozarnsky and Tom Riley V. Pristera, Jr.† Jeff and Susan Rashid Vladimir and Deb Rasin Gabriel and Dorit Raviv Bill and Tracy Reeder P. Kevin Reidy Lisa Remby Richard and Susan Rieser Stephen and Caryn Robin
Steve Rodichok and Renee Gattone† Honey and Howard Rosenfeld Mrs. Donald S. Roth Chaya and Walter Roth T. Marshall Rousseau Ms. Shilpa Rupani Sujaya and Prem Rupani Diana and Ed Ruthman Dan Sackett † Bettylu and Paul Saltzman John R. Samolis Mr. John Sandwickand Ms. Cynthia Van Osdol Mr. Hari Santhanam Brett Saternus and Elizabeth Marklein Jane E. Schaafsma Jim and Marguerite Schellentrager Allison and Charles Scherer Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Schewe Cynthia Schilsky Ms. Marian Schulz Susan J. Schwartz Richard and Betty Seid Ms. Erica Semrad Leslie Shad and Joe Brennan Luna Okada and Wynn Sheade† Mr. Richard Smart and Ms. Sheila Owens Ms. Melissa Smith Ron Sorini and Desiree Tucker-Sorini Stephen Spigel and Diana Williams Seena and Carey Stein Cathy and Jon Stein† Doris Sternberg Mr. Todd Stofflet and Mr. Jason Stevens Jeff and Tondra Stoller † Mr. Jason Brett and Dr. Lauren Streicher Larry E. Stuckey II Yvonne Sutor † Vivian Tedford Jeff Thomas and Rebecca Coleman† Ms. Christine Thompson Richard Tobiason† Mr. and Mrs. Tony Toulouse Edward and Edith Turkington Anne Van Wart and Michael Keable Sue Vondran† Mark D. Wachholz† Lillian and Steven Walanka Laura and Bob Watson† Elissa B. Weaver
Mr. Chuck Wehland and Ms. Gina Tabacchi Hava and Ariel Weissberg Adam and Jamie Weyeneth John W. Wheeler Chris Whyde and Matthew Philip† Joanne Wiedemann-Wolf Barbara Wilder † Andre Williams Gary and Modena Wilson† Matthew Wilson and Anne Posner Ward Wilson Ms. Caitlin Winkworth Jodie Winnett † Esther and Stanley Wojcicki Ms. Sarah R. Wolff and Mr. Joel L. Handelman Jeff and Claudia Wood Mr. John Wunderlich Stephanie Yancey Scott Yoder and Kelly Robertson-Yoder Liang Zhang Designers ($250 – $499) Anonymous (46) Linda Loving and Richard Aaronson Thomas W. Abendroth and Terri L. Mascherin Fadi Abuelroos Patti Acurio Jeannie L. Adams Ms. Deborah Ader Judith Adler Mary Lee and Ryan Kruidenier † Craig Ahmer † Philip and June Aimen† Ava and Jake Aldebert † Thomas B. Aldrich III and Monica Jung Mr. Adham Aljahmi Douglas W and Susan J Allen Ms. Sandra Allen Donna Gay Anderson Mary and Paul F. Anderson Roni Anderson Cedric H. Antosiewicz and Margaret M. Gudenas Mr. Mario Aranda Mr. and Ms. Clark Ardern Ms. Jennifer Arneson Nathan D. Arnold† Jean Arrington Deborah Ashen and Cara Meiselman† Jessica Ashley and Ethan Ashley-Ferguson† Kathleen Austin† Linda A. Bacci†
David Bailey and DJ Trela† Ann Baker Spencer and Daniel Baker Michael and Julie Baker † Ann and William Baker John and Sharon Baldwin Daniel Alan Balsam JC Bardzil† Leslie and Bill Barker M. Z. Barnes Joan Barnhart † Mia A. and Scott Bass Christina Batorski Stephanie and Barry Batson† Ms. Laura Battigelli Laura M. Batzer † Thomas Bearrows and Holly Hirst Heather Becker Mr. and Mrs. Eric Belcher Janet Belsky and Sheldon Gertzfeld† Mr. Brad Bemiss and Katie Weaver Julie and Howard Benario Katie Benedict Tanya Bennett R.L. Benton John and Taru Berg Ms. Emily Berk Julian and Joan Berman Zina Berman Mr. Jonathan Berry Ms. Stacia Beyl Ms. Sherry Bicak Lois and Stanley Birer Nathan Birnberg Dee and Dick Bittman John Blackburn and Bill Gilmer Frances and Ed Blair Terry Blake and Deborah Maue† Bernard and Nancy Blayer Laura and Richard Blessen† Blitzke and Grogan† Andrew Block and Julie Nerenberg Mr. David Blowers Jr. Anthony Boggiano Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bolas The Bots Family † Bob and Sue Bowker Jeff Boyce† Kathryn and Carl Boyens Michael and Kate Bradie† Kevin and Michele Bradley † Ms. Miriam Braganza Dr. Michael C. Branch M.D.† Mrs. John J. Bransfield, Jr. Marjorie Bransfield
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Karen Breen Elia and Louis M. Elia† Marissa and Tim 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† Ms. Caroline G. Burns Dr. Steven R. Bussolari John Byrd John and Libby Cady Mr. Thomas Campbell Barry Joseph Carlson Fairbank and Lynne Carpenter William and Nancy Casey Gadiel Castro-Zapataand Andrew McLaughlin Damon Cates and Gabriel Stanek† Helen and Paul Chang David Chaudoir † Stephen and Jane Chernof Julie Chernoff Lisa Chigas Anthony Churchill† Richard Clarey Bente Clausen† Ide Cohen James Cohn Natale A Coleman† Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Coleman Viki Conner † Eduardo and Caroline Conrado† Karen Cooper Michael and Cynthia Cooper John Costello and Sally Clair Mr. Roy Cowell 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 Judy and Arthur Curtis† Jennifer L. Cusack and Dean P. Jones† Conway and Elinor Dahmer James and Donna Daly Ms. Jane Davenport Dave and Mary Jo Orkowski†
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Davidson Anne Megan Davis Drew Davis and Amelia Runyan† Barbara L. Dean Roxanne Decyk and Lew Watts† Brian Dennen Matthew J. Devereux Mr. Joseph Devlin Edward Dobbins Dr. William and Phyllis Dobrin Laura Cain Ms. Katie Doyle Charles and Linda Dresner John Druien Robert Druzinsky and Renee Friedman† Ms. Lourdes Duarte Eileen and Howard Dubner Susan Duman† Barbara Dunn† Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Dutcher David and Alexandra Earle Wiley and Merry Edmondson Estia Eichten and Deborah Eichten Eric Eisenberg† Marci Eisenstein Molly Rose Elkins-Ryan Mr. And Mrs. Mike Ellin Deane Ellis Ms. Julie Ellis Mark and Mary Anne Emmons† James and Kelly Epstein Ms. Maria Escobedo and Mr. Wade Birnbaum Joan and John Fadden Edith and Gerald Falk David and Loren Farmer Stephen Fedo D Matthew Feldhaus Ms. Laura Ferrell and Mr. Grant Riedesel Liz Fisher † Sara Stern and Ted Fishman† Catherine S. Flanagan John and Patti Flanagan Ms. Thea Flaum Moss Fletcher † Roberto and Antonina Flores† Bernadette Foley and Richard Landgraff † Paul Fong Tali Forest-Smith† Ms. Elizabeth Foster John and Adrian Foster Timothy and Janet Fox Frederick Frankel† Dr. and Mrs. James Franklin Dr. Wayne Franklin Rachel and Jimmy Freund
Susan and Sy Frolichstein Julie Funke Ms. Amy J. Fyfe† Patrick and Alexandra Gaddie† Robert and Cathy Galligan Joseph and Christina Galvin† Jim Gaughan and Ann Hoffmann Paul and Audrey Gaynor Michael Gebel† Ms. Ebba Gebisa and Mr. Euler Bropleh Sam Gedymin† Mark and Bonnie Gehrman 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. and Mrs. Jay Gottlieb Mr. Duane Goucher Heidi Graham Patricia Graham Kenneth E Grant III† Paula Grasso Michele and Joseph Greskoviak† Mr. Christopher Griffin Craig A. Griffith Paul Gruber Millie Gunn Jan Schoonover 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† Adnaan Hamid and Elissa Efroymson Larry Hamilton and Ann Hicks† Dr. Raymond and Arlene Handler Amy Hanley † Tom and Virginia Hartley † Mr. Jeffrey Hartney Julianne Hartzell Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harvey
Ms. Hamed Hashmy Mr. Joe Hasman Richard Hatton† Derrick, Cara and Evelyn Hawthorne† Diana J Healy † Albert and Amy Heber † Charsetta Henderson Ms. Mary Ellen Hennessy Pat and Ron Henning Lynne Hensel and Larry Kameya† Nancy and Dale Hershfield Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hession† David and Patricia Hight Fred Hill Joal Hill† Linda and John Hillman Mr. Kevin Hlevka Vivian and Dave Hock Elizabeth and Dan Hodos† Donald and Janet Hoeg Kathryn and Bruce Hoffman† Terence Hogan Megan Holmes Mr. and Mrs. James Holzhauer Lisa Hopp† Mary Horgan† Paula Horowitz and Joe Knotts† Leigh and John Hourihane Karen and Bob Howard Thomas and Karen Howell William and Dana Hub† Robin and Harry Hunter Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hutchinson† Jim and Joyce Ibers Jorge and Beatriz Iorgulescu Mr. George Irwin Terry Jackson† Dr. Angela James Frank James Mr. and Ms. Matthew James Ms. Kathryn Janus Irene Jarmulska† Patricia A. Jiganti Ms. Olivia John McKinley Johnson Whitman Johnson† Sharon R. Johnston Ericka Jones Ora and Courtney Jones Daniel and Mary Ann Jordan Janet and Carl Kalbhen Tom and Esta Kallen Gregory and Marissa Kalman Fran and Harvey Kaluzna Joseph J. Kane Olwyn J. Kane Suzanne Kanter Roy and Judy Kass
Loreta Kavaliunas† Francis and Sherri Kelch† Marcus Kelley † Ms. Mary Kemen Jeffrey S Kennedy † Linda Kenney Jill Talley and Tom Kenny Bonnie Kepplinger Lucy Kereta-Bloch† Seema Khan† Marjorie Killeen Linda Belan and Vincent Kinehan† Valerie King M. Barry and Diane Kirschenbaum Micah Klussmann† Mr. Justen Knight John Kobza Carrie Koczen† Amy Kohn Ms. Linda Krivkovich Ms. Patricia Kronberg Scott and Julie Krueger † Matt and Jen Kueker † Ron Kuka Libby Roth and Bob Kunio† Mary Ann Kupferberg† Walter and Elaine Kurczewski Ms. Carolyn Kurtz and Mr. Gary Steinberg† Marvin and Carol Lader Mr. Kurt Lagerloef † Steve LaHaie Ed and Bettine Landon† Patricia Lauber Peter and Shirley Dugdale Laundy Bob and Pat Lavey † Catherine and Peter Lawler Melinda Lawrence and Rolando Acosta† Mr. John Leanse Bill Lee and Malinda Hamann Yohannan Lee† Linda Legner Ms. Pamela Lenane Jeffrey and Elise Lennard Wallace and Carol Lennox Steven Leon Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Levin Mr. Robert Levinson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Levitin Gregory Lewis and Mary Strek Steve Jacobson and Felicia Libbin Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lichter Drs. Leonel and Christine Limonte† Lynn Liston and Patrick C. Littlejohn†
Jessica Litman and Jonathan Weinberg Margit “Maggie” Livingston† Louise and Gershon Locker Renee Logan Dr. Brian and Ms. Karen Lohrbach† David and Jean Long† Katherine M. Lorenz Maggie and Tom Lovaas Amanda Love and Brian Fuller Jeff and Nancy Lowenthal† Judy and George Lowman Sherry Lundell Carrie McNally and Rick Maechling† Mr. and Mrs. William Mahoney Drs. Harris and Phoebe Mainster Howard And Sandra Mandell Sandra Mangurian Samantha and David Mann Wendy Manto† Steve and Melissa Marovich Ed and Linnea Martin† Ms. Stephanie Marum and Mr. Hugh Amano Ms. Leslie Mastroianni Lisa Mayntz and Bill Blidy Mary McArthur and John Hawes Charles McCaa† John M. McCabe Sean Sneal McCarthy † Tanner McCleerey † Dr. and Mrs. McCormick† C. A. McElligott † Ms. Lynn Mcgovern and Mr. Jim Jann Lilian McGrady Paul and Lisa McGrady † Gene Harlow and Jackie McGrath† Mary and Dan McGuire Therese McGuire and Rob Porter Michael and Liz McHugh† Sara McIntosh Maureen McIntyre† Ms. Helen Mehler Allyson Metcalf and Brian Tennison† David and Linda Metschke† Ms. Beverly Meyer Charles and Sylvia Meyers† Bruce and Theresa Michaelson Mr. Paul Michihara Daniel Miles and Ms. Ann Singer Mia and Jonathan Miller † Sheba Miller-Morris Kerry Miller and Nina Kavin Ron and Pat Miller Ryan and Ginger Miller
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Sandy and Scott Miller † Suzanne H. Milton† Cynthia M. Minta Dawn Bless† Mr. Brent Mix and Ms. Stacy O’Connell Chris and Kathe Monley † Montgomery Family † Sarah Hunter and Luis Montgomery Jolanta Moore† Oliver Moore† Ms. Christina Morgan Tracy Morgenroth† Jodi A. Morton† Dr. and Mrs. Martin Mozes Shellane Mulcahy Mark and Lori Muller Sue Mullins† Patrick Mulville Ajay and Preeti Nagarkatte Josette and Wallace Nard Elke Aippersbach and Piers Nash† Randy Nease Katie Nee† Jessey Neves Tom and Julia Nicholas Ms. Beth Nier Grant Niewinski Ellen Norris† Maciek and Katie Novak Kim A. Nugent Ann and Dan O’Brien Mr. and Mrs. James O’Connor Paul B. O’Flaherty, Jr. Dennis J. O’Keefe and Mary Jo Barrett Nancy and Myles O’Reilly † Larry and Barbara Olin Ms. Elizabeth Oliver Chris Olson and Dave Field Bruce Oltman Mr. Schuyler Opila Jamie and Anita Orlikoff † Michael and Cynthia Owsley Sloane Ozyurt Family † Frances and William Paden Ronna Page† Deborah Page Carrie and Scott Palmer † Kate Patterson Peggy Paulsen Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Pearsall Lucas Pearson Raymond Olson and Paula Pederson
Ron Pegram† William and Judith Pesetski David and Lindsey Peters Robert C. Peterson Foo Pham Alex and Julie Philbrick† John Phillips† Linda Piccolo Laura Pichon† Barb and Ned Piehler Roberta Pierro andDaniel Pierro Suzan and William Pinsof Mike and Shannon Piotrowski† Polymath Theatre Company Andy and Brynne Poole Camelia and Andrei Pop† Andrew Sullender † Mr. and Ms. Michael Portillo Ms. Marcy Posner Mr. and Mrs. Jim Powell Mr. Miles Simmons and Mr. Richard Powell Nick and Sharon Powills Nalini and Josh Prakash Hart † Seamus Prendergast † Jennifer and Peter Preston Jean and Preston Price Mr. Daniel Pritscher and Ms. Elizabeth Lewis Bernard and Joan Rabinowitz Harold And Erica Ramis Carolann Randall Bridget and Louis Ray Elizabeth Raymond and Paul Hybel Dr. and Mrs. Loris Rayner Mr. Michael E. Reed Octavia Reese† Jennifer Reilly Stephanie Reinhart † Clisson and Patricia Rexford James R. Richardson Dr. Edward O. Riley Paul Rink Bill and Deborah Roberts Lisa Roberts† Chloe Robinson† Joseph A Rochetto and Arthur H Anderson Sandra and Jeffrey Rochman Mary Lu and Kenneth Roffe Susan W. Rogaliner Anthony Rojas and Patricia Freda† Dr. Daniel A. Roller and Ms. Lynn A. Hellwig Mrs. Sarene L. Rosen Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rosenberg Bernie and Judy Rosenstein
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Alicia T. Vega and Sofia G. Sarabia† Kathryn Vehe† D. Vilmin Patricia Viniard† Charlie and Marcia Vinopal† Ron Volanti Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Chip Von Weise Gina Carballo and Justin Voshell Paul D. Waas Mrs. Jimmye Wade Dr. David Walega 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 Marjorie Weiss† Ms. Sharyn Weiss Kal Wenig John Wheeler and Kristine Stelzer Lisa and Randy White James Wicklund Larry and Susan Wikman 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 David and Elizabeth Zott Players ($150 – $249) Anonymous (29) Mr. Salahuddin Abbasi Mr. David Abrams and Ms. Cynthia Bemis Abrams
Nancy Abshire Mr. and Mrs. Larry Adelman Mark and Kathleen Aghakhan Ms. Joan Akalaonu Ken and Mary Ellen Alexander 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 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 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 Sam Blustein Claudia and John Boatright Don and Linda Bolte Sharalyn Borchers Willard and Helen Boris David and Cheryl Bradford Andrea Brands Judith and Harold Bregman Thomas Brejcha Mrs. Meg Breslin Beth Sprecher Brooks Evelyn G. Brown Mr. Howell Browne Dr. Marc Brunelle and Mr. Michael Drabant Rebecca Burke Janet Burroway and Peter Ruppert † Richard Butler Toni and Mike Cainkar Amy Kruzan Callahan Judy Cape Richard Carlin Cinthia Carter † John and Joyce Cassel
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Mr. Bobby Caton and Mr. Michael Parlett Rosalyn Chi Gerry and Carol Chrisman Mr. Kurt Christoffel Dr. Elizabeth T. Clark Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Julane Clarke† Kimberly Clawson† 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 Laura Corona† Anne Coughlan and Phi and Theo Bulani Tracey Coyne Norma I. Crane Shirley Craven, Ph.D. Mr. Jerry Culver and Mr. Dom Merritt Mr. Mark Curran Laurna Czajka Alecia Dantico Margaret and John Dantico Laura M. Davis Mrs. Edith F. De Mar Phyllis Deerinck Don and Linda Dean Brian Delker † Michelle and Christopher DeMent Luke Derheimer Michael and Colette Dever Annette and Ron Dluger Christopher and Kathryn Dore Joshua and Natalie Dranoff Judy and Jerry Drommerhausen Mr. Paul Dufallo Ms. Mary Duffy Will Dunne Suzanne Dupre Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Durot John and Pat Dyble Victor and Joyce Dye Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Dziallo Wendy Eager Jeanene Ebert Sharon Eiseman and Noel Hertz Nancy Felton-Elkins and Larry Elkins Dale and Jo Ann Engquist Helmut and Susanna Epp Arlene and Herbert Erlbach Ed Everett Carole Feiger
Carla Feinkind Deb Feldman Drs. Richard and Roberta Feldman Toni and Joel Fenchel KC Ferguson Robert and Kathleen Fife Rose Mary Finnegan Hannah Fitch 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 J.P. Fowler Ms. Kim Fox-Gunderson Ms. Cynthia France Kim and Alan Frankel† Gillian Goern and Roark Frankel† Rhona and Julian Frazin Lauren Freedman and Najib Habiby Bill and Nancy Freitag Roselyn L. Friedman Scott and Carrie Froseth Noelle Gaffney Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Galinsky Barb Gam Tagge Raymond and Patricia Gass Barbara J. Geist Nancy Gidwitz Geoffrey L. Gifford Daniel Gilmour Ian and Sheila Gladding Gerry and Stan Glass T Mo Glass Howard and Anneliese Glick Martin and Cathy Glickman Helen Goch Sheri Godda† Robert Goldberg and Dodie Weinstein Ms. Catherine Goldhaber Kevin Goldstein and Sarah Fox Barbara Goncalves Sandra and James Goodman Joyce and William Gordon Tamar Gorenyuk Joanne Graham Robert M. Green Susan Griffin† Merle K. and Barry Gross Nathan and Evelyn Grossman Mr. Gregor Gruenthaler
Eileen Guevara and Joseph Mayer Joan and Guy Gunzberg John and Donna Guydan Mr. Bruce Handler Dr. Bruce Harmon Marlon Harris and Njeri Parker † Carol and William Harrison† Dr. Marsie Hass and Dr. Scott Hite Douglas Hatler Dave and Mary Hayes George Hedges Alison and Jim Heiser † Angeline Heisler Bonnie and Frank Henke† Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Herden Keisha Hester Ms. Barbara Hey Sebastian Hincapie† Dennis Hjelm Robert and Micky Holdsworth† Thomas and Louise Homberger Ms. Gayl Hopkins Jack and Bonnie Horbovetz Susan Horn and Don Honchell Mr. Melvin Houston The Hulett Family Robert Hussey Richard Hutner and Lena Motev Peter Ivanovich Chuck Jacobson and Mary Lou Vainsi Sheila and Jim Jesionowski Dennis Johnson Ruth Johnston† Andra Heller and Andy Jonusaitis Jessica Jorsch Heather Joys† Ms. Gloria Kaiser Mary Jo Kanady Norma and Nolan Kaplan Shelly Kaplan Jackie Kappus† Mr. and Mrs. James Kargman Jerry Karlin Mr. Josh Kaufmann Sandra Blau Andy and Max Kedrowski Brian Feiges and Tamar Kelber Mr. Robert Keller Mr. David Kelton Harry Kenny Steve Kerch† Leonard Kessler Rajiv and Roopla Khanna† Gregory and Cecilya Karas Joseph and Catherine King Joy King and Nicki Pieart
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Ms. Cynthia Stengel Joel and Kai Sternstein Ms. Barbara Stewart 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 Michelle Sweet 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† 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 Kimberly Walker † Patrick Walsh
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HONOR AND MEMORIAL GIFTS
By making an honorary or memorial gift to Steppenwolf Theatre Company over the past year, the following individuals celebrated a special occasion or paid tribute to a loved one. Make an honorary gift by contacting Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steppenwolf salutes the following individuals and organizations who donated significant goods and/or services.
In Honor of Mrs. Arney Kim Nugent In Honor of Kate Arrington Jean Arrington In Honor of Susan Berghoef Lisa Kornick In Honor of Henry Bienen Shirley and Patrick G. Ryan In Honor of Nancy Bishop Stephen Brod In Honor of Bob Bowersox and Melody Moore Stacy Stahl In Honor of Joseph Breslow Berle Blitstein and Marlene Breslow-Blitstein In Honor of Nora Daley Shawn M. Donnelley J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation In Honor of Josephine Eva Desir Charlotte Durot In Honor of Amy Eshleman Brian Fabes and Lisa Schneider Fabes In Honor of Juliette Feld and Andrew Grossman Kenneth and Bonnie Feld In Honor of Jimmy Freund Maureen Eisenberg In Honor of Noreen Gallagher Deborah Levinson In Honor of Larry Gill Thomas and Linda White In Honor of Evan Hatfield Frank Chanen In Honor of Stephanie Heller Terrence Walsh Roselyn Friedman In Honor of the Lefkofskys and Kalts Laura and Scott Eisen
In Honor of Debbie Marchese Marilyn and Larry Fields In Honor of Leslie Mastroianni Jennifer Baryl In Honor of Jan Melk Richard and Katie Gottfred In Honor of Emily Moss and Josh Engel Michele Heist In Honor of Lynn Lockwood Murphy Liz Morgan In Honor of Deborah Quazzo Antonia Contro In Honor of Dr. Kenneth Paul Rottman Alan Rottman In Honor of Cari Sacks Madeleine Grynsztejn In Honor of Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Anita and Jamie Orlikoff In Honor of David Schmitz Greg Cameron and Greg Thompson Michele and George Dragisity In Honor of Matthew Shapiro and Jacqueline Podewils Jo Rydholm In Honor of Eli Spiegel Donna Spiegel In Honor of Sai Vavricek Eileen Vavricek In Honor of Susan Warrington Barbara C. and Richard C. Barrett Marilee Kovacs In Honor of Meredith Bluhm Wolf and Bill Wolf Andrew Block and Julie Nerenberg In Memory of George S. Brengel Janyce D. Brengel In Memory of Patricia E. Domine Lori Koetters and Brian Smith
In Memory of Norma M. Farina Kara T. Huberman In Memory of Jill Harper John Swadener and her friends In Memory of Kati Hastings Anonymous 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 John Mahoney Mark and Frances Mann Cathy and Robert Nathan Richard Turner Jennifer Yven In Memory of Mariann Mayberry Daniel Alan Balsam Cathy and Robert Nathan Ruth Mandel In Memory of James W. Ray and James W. Ray Jr. Nancy Ray In Memory of Henry Ross Benjamin and Emily Bunker In Memory of Rose L. Shure Shure Incorporated In Memory of Jack B. Stanford Dr. Lisa D. Stanford In Memory of Kari Timm Jill O’Donovan In Memory of Diane M. Walch Erich Walch In Memory of Nancy Wald Albert Wald In Memory of Diane Zientek The Schirato Family
MARIANN MAYBERRY AWARD FUND DONORS We thank the following individuals for celebrating the legacy of ensemble member Mariann Mayberry with a gift to this fund, which assists Steppenwolf staff in pursuing creative endeavors, mitigating financial hardship, and facing life’s challenges. Anonymous Douglas Brown and Rachel Kraft Carole Collins Barbara Gaines Dawn Marie Galtieri Carrie and Jay Gleason Sheila Gleason Joel Hatch Christine Heydt
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Melissa Hollander Robert Humphrey Geraldine Jaeck Scott Jaeck Ted and Shirley Klinka The Mayberry Family Linda McCullum Bruce Norris Kimberly Osgood
Cary Schneider Gary Sinise and Moira Harris Ronald and Ruth Spargo Tahlula Spivy Freya Weberman Martha and Eric Wegener Marja Wilkens Menecy Wilson Dennis Zacek and Marcelle McVay
57th Street Wines Ambassador Chicago Jennifer G. Baryl Rick and Deann Bayless Beyond Events Catering Kevin Boehm The BOKA Restaurant Group Lin Brehmer Ebs Burnough & Pierre Lagrange CH Distillery Josh Charles The Chicago Cubs Chicago Council on Planned Giving ClientFirst Consulting Group Michelle A. DeMent Evolution Interiors Exelon and Mary Ludford Frost Lighting Co. of IL, Inc. Robbie Gordy & Christie’s Auction House John Goodman Goose Island Beer Company
Graycor, Inc. John Hart, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Hall’s Rental Service Armie Hammer Jon Michael Hill HMS Media Hotel Lincoln Imperial Crane Services Inc. Insomnia Cookies Rob Katz Terry Kinney Chef Michael Kornick Donna La Pietra The Lambs Club at the Chatral Lenovo Foundation Limelight Catering Lincoln Center Theatre Live Nation and Gerry Barad Sandra Marquez Chef Jeff Mahin Cheryl Mell James Vincent Meredith
Laurie Metcalf Omar Metwally Sandro Miller Arian Moayed Motorola Mobility Foundation Amy Morton Partytime-HDO Productions, Inc. Peacock 9 Jeff Perry and Linda Lowy Zoe Perry POP Phylicia Rashad Chris Rock Schiff Hardin LLP Second Stage Theatre Company Anna D. Shapiro Tom Skerritt The Standard, East Village Theatre Development Fund United Airlines Vinci V.I.P. Valet Services, Inc. Whole Foods Lincoln Park
Please note that gifts listed above reflect contributions made as of January 31, 2018. 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 THE LEADERSHIP 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 Linda and John Hillman
Sharon R. Johnston James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Charles Katzenmeyer Melanie Larch and Rudy Panucci Linda Legner Ruth Mandel Bob and Barb McCullough Jodi A. Morton Cathy and Robert Nathan 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 Magoo Stone Gordon Stroupe Joseph Singer and Mish Tworkowski Shahin Vakilzadeh Alma Washington Martha and Eric Wegener Lisa and Randy White Maureen “Moe” Yanes
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 email@example.com 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 Richard Bailey Emily Berk Sarah Bordson Emily Brannon Kristen Brown Madelaine Bryen Nigel Caine‡ William Carpenter Bobby Caton Courtney Cherry Andrea Coutu Jerry Culver Amanda Daniels Phil DeBoer Kathryn Dhillon Robbie Ellis Ella Field Ellenkate Finley Rebecca Fons Sarah Fox Priya Fremerman Tara Gillespie Kevin Goldstein Elena Gottreich Jill Grant Elly Green Gregor Gruenthaler Jasmine Guy Rachel Hatch Peter Hegel Halley Hoffman Elizabeth Ingram Paul Jeffries Adam Keats‡ Ryan Kelley Jeff Kowalsky Katie Kowalsky Kevin Kurasch
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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.
Brienne Letourneau Laura Lewandowski Joanna Liff Bojan Manojlovic Dom Merritt Eleonore Moncheur Katherine Murphy Berit Ness Timothy Oravec Lauren Pace Michael Parlett Lauren Perlstein Matt Phelps Megan Pratt Rachel Rader John Reddan Rissa Reddan Joseph Richiusa Valerie Rivera Eugene Romanov Emily Roznowski Kathleen Sachs 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 Erica Yale Lauren Zadina Joanna Zak
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• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Steppenwolf Customer Service Tips Driving to the theater? Rather than arriving to discover that our garage has reached capacity (which can happen during busy performances), please enter the Steppenwolf Parking Hotline (312-335-1774) into your cell phone and call us when you’re a few minutes away from the theater—we’ll tell you if there’s still space available in our facility, or suggest the most convenient alternative. Spending your intermission in line at the bar? Enjoy the entire break by ordering and paying for your intermission refreshments before the show. When you exit the theater at the end of the first act, your drinks will be waiting for you. Need restaurant information or the score of the ballgame? Please visit our book shop and information desk at the south end of the main floor lobby.
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hailing a cab or calling a company, though, just ask a member of the house staff; we’re happy to help. Lost or Found? On-site? Please check in with a member of the house staff. Already left? Call the Front of House office at 312-932-2445. Want to provide feedback? Your input is always valuable to us. Have an opinion about the play or artistic content? Stick around for the post-show discussion featured after every performance or join the conversation at facebook.com/steppenwolftheatre. Have a comment about your overall experience at the theater? Please ask us for a customer service form to fill out, or e-mail us at customerservice@ steppenwolf.org.
Hailing a cab after the play? This is typically an easy affair—Halsted is a busy street and sees a fair amount of taxi traffic. If you’d like assistance
Need to contact a patron during a performance? If you need to contact a patron during a performance in our Downstairs or Upstairs Theaters, please call our Concierge Desk at 312-932-2476. Hours: one hour prior to curtain until 15 minutes after curtain call.
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Content Disclaimer: Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.
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