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Welcome to Tribes

Letter from Artistic Director Martha Lavey

Part of Your Tribe

A conversation between playwright Nina Raine and Director of New Play Development Aaron Carter Edited by Jenni Page-White

How Can You Perform So Well?

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Editors Jeffrey Fauver Neel McNeill

Contributors Aaron Carter Regina Daniels Evan Hatfield Martha Lavey Suzanne Miller Joel Moorman

Design Paul Koob

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Language is explored in the play both as a means of communication and as a barrier to it. The home of Christopher and Beth is a veritable Tower of Babel. People talk over each other, music obscures conversation, Christopher’s language tapes ride over conversation, Daniel’s speech breaks down into stutter, Ruth sings and is silenced. The language of the family is defined by argument and everyone struggles to be heard. Billy, the youngest of the siblings, is deaf in a family that does not sign, but glories in verbosity. When Billy meets Sylvia, everything changes. Sylvia is Billy’s entrance into Deaf culture. Raised in a deaf family, Sylvia is a hearing person who is slowly going deaf. She lives in both a hearing and a deaf world, proficient in sign and conversant in speech: a member of both tribes. Her presence alerts Billy to the ways he has never been “heard” in his own family. Where then, does his most authentic tribal identity reside? Family is the fundament of tribal identity—but has that identity stifled his voice? Does his family hear him at all? Or has his identity been assigned him? Do any of them truly hear each other? I think the play is a remarkable exploration of family, of what it means to be heard, of identity as defined both by “tribal” ties and of individuality within that

tribe. And of “disability.” What truly does it mean to be “disabled”? Is it Billy’s deafness? Or might the disability reside more in the family’s inability to hear the authentic voice of each other? I think the play speaks to all of us. It doesn’t matter that our family might not include a person who is hard of hearing. The huge struggle in every family, it seems to me, is how to balance the cohesion of our “tribe” and the imperative of individuality. We assume that it is family that knows us best. And there is a great deal of sentimentality around the idea that home is where the heart is. But have you ever felt utterly unheard in your family? Have you ever felt that your family is the last place that you can be known? The terrible irony is that both are true. We are deeply and uniquely known in family. We are also, I would suggest, our own great mystery there. So what presides? Tribes might offer us a clue. There is a capacious language of love that hears and sees all and is, ironically—and perfectly, fittingly— utterly silent. It is communicated more by gesture—by action—­than any words could provide. It is born by the signs of our connection. It is incredibly simple. It is the gesture of the heart.

Steppenwolf Artistic Director Martha Lavey

Martha Lavey†* Artistic Director

Steppenwolf salutes the sponsors of our production of Tribes Corporate Presenting Sponsor

Corporate Production Co-Sponsors

TRibes Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents

By Nina Raine Directed by ensemble member †* Austin Pendleton Featuring


Walt Spangler+

Alana Arenas * †

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David Hawkanson Executive Director

Francis Guinan * †

Rachel Anne Healy +

Scenic Design Costume Design

Steve Haggard*

Keith Parham+

Lighting Design

John McGinty*

Josh Schmidt+

Sound Design and Original Music

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John Boesche

Projection Design

Helen Sadler *

Erica Daniels°

Casting Director

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Dialect Coach

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Individual Production Sponsors Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall Avy and Marcie Stein Sustaining Fund for the Ensemble

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Tribes was commissioned and first presented by English Stage Company at the Royal Court Theatre on October 14, 2010. Tribes was presented by Barrow Street Theatre New York, New York in 2012.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is a constituent of Theatre Communication 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 the Casting Society of America.


cast and contributors Cast (in alphabetical order) Alana Arenas†* Sylvia Francis Guinan†* Christopher Steve Haggard* Daniel John McGinty* Billy Molly Regan†* Beth Helen Sadler* Ruth Understudies Curtis Jackson Pat Parks Ron Quade Bri Sudia Garrett Zuercher*

Daniel Beth Christopher Sylvia and Ruth Billy

Setting Present Day Intermission

There will be one 15-minute intermission. There will be a post-show discussion immediately following the performance.

Additional Staff Delia Baseman Assistant Director Kathryn Zukaitis Research Assistant Steve Sorenson Lighting Assistant Matthew Muniz Piano Teacher Peter Wujcik ASL Consultant Patti Shore Kaden, Susan Sotnick, NIC ASL Production Interpreters Penny Lane Studios Hair and Wigs Zoe Shiffrin Scenic Painter

Emily Guthrie Properties Christopher Kristant, Russ Scott, Christopher DePaola Carpenters Kathleen Dickinson Stage Management Apprentice

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1. ensemble member Alana Arenas and cast member john McGinty 2. Ensemble members Alana Arenas and Austin Pendleton with Cast Member John McGinty, ASL Production Interpreter Susan Sotnick, ASL Consultant Peter Wujcik and Stage Manager Michelle Medvin 3. ensemble member Francis Guinan 4. Cast Members Steve Haggard and Helen Sadler

6. Ensemble Member Alana Arenas with Cast Member John McGinty and ASL Production Interpreter Susan Sotnick 7. ensemble member Molly Regan 8. Assistant Director Delia Baseman

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Bios Alana Arenas (Sylvia) joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 2007 and created the role of Pecola Breedlove for the Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ production of The Bluest Eye, which also played at the New Victory Theater OffBroadway. She recently appeared in Belleville, Head of Passes, Good People, Three Sisters, The March, Man in Love, Middletown, The Hot L Baltimore, The Etiquette of Vigilance, The Brother/Sister Plays (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Disgraced (American Theater Company); and The Arabian Nights (Lookingglass Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Kansas City Repertory Theatre). Other theater credits include The Tempest, The Crucible, Spare Change, The Sparrow Project (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Black Diamond (Lookingglass Theatre Company); Eyes (eta Creative Arts); SOST (MPAACT); WVON (Black Ensemble Theater); and Hecuba (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Television and film credits include Boss, The Beast, Kabuku Rides and Lioness of Lisabi. She is originally from Miami, Florida where she began her training at the New World School of the Arts. Alana holds a BFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Francis Guinan (Christopher) is a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble. He has appeared in more than 30 Steppenwolf productions including The Birthday Party, The Book Thief, Time Stands Still, Endgame, American Buffalo, Fake, The Seafarer and August: Osage County. He has also appeared in productions for Northlight Theatre, Goodman


Bios Theatre, Writers’ Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, TimeLine Theatre Company and American Blues Theater. Recent television appearances include Boss, Mike and Molly and Chicago Code. Film work includes roles in Killing Kennedy, The Last Airbender, Hannibal, High Tide, Typing and The Double. For Kate, always. Steve Haggard (Daniel) is making his Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut. Chicago credits include The Aliens, Kimberly Akimbo (A Red Orchid Theatre); Wasteland, Paragon Springs (Timeline Theatre Company); Old Glory, Our Town, The Subject was Roses (Writers’ Theatre); She Stoops to Conquer, Season’s Greetings (Northlight Theatre); Power (Remy Bumppo Theatre Company); As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Regional credits include Fallen Angels (Indiana Repertory Theatre); Almost Maine (Milwaukee Repertory Theater); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Admirable Crichton, Richard III, Ah Wilderness! and The Comedy of Errors (American Players Theatre) Steve is an ensemble member at A Red Orchid Theatre. “Love to Mom and Q.” John McGinty (Billy) is thrilled to make his debut at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He recently played the role Billy in Tribes at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Regional credits include Pippin (Center Theater Group/ Deaf West); Fêtes De La Nuit (New Ohio Theatre); and Handicapped People in Their

Formal Attire (Premiere Stages). National tour credits include Robin Hood: Thieves of Hearts (Cleveland Signstage Theater Company). Film credits include Closed Captions and Conned. Television credits include I Killed My BFF and FBI: Criminal Pursuit. Readings and workshop credits include Cyrano (New York Theatre Workshop) and Sounds (Playwrights Realm). “Thank you to Steve and my family for their utmost support.” Molly Regan (Beth) has been a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble since 1985, and was most recently seen here in Good People, The Hot L Baltimore, Dead Man’s Cell Phone and Love Song (also in London’s West End). Other Steppenwolf Theatre Company productions include August: Osage County on Broadway, Maria Arndt, David Copperfield, The Glass Menagerie, Another Time (Jeff Award), Earthly Possessions, Three Sisters, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Miss Julie, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, You Can’t Take it With You and Reckless. Other Broadway credits include Stepping Out and The Crucible. Off-Broadway credits include When the Messenger is Hot, fellow Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member Austin Pendleton’s Booth, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Seagull, Say Goodnight, Gracie, Etiquette, and Personals. She has spent nine seasons at the Williamstown Theatre Festival appearing in the works of Shakespeare, Sheridan, Giraudoux, Brecht/Weill, Williams and Miller, among others, and has worked at the Kennedy Center, McCarter Theatre Center, Hartford Stage Company, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Westport Country Playhouse, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company and Virginia Stage Company. Her film appearances include Confessions of a Shopaholic, The Emperor’s

Club, Pollock as well as Woody Allen’s Bullets Over Broadway, New York Stories and Radio Days. Television credits include a regular role on The Education of Max Bickford as well as appearances on House of Cards, The Sopranos, Cosby, Ed, Newhart and several episodes of Law and Order. Molly has also appeared as soprano soloist in symphony orchestra performances of Handel’s Messiah and the Fauré Requiem. Helen Sadler (Ruth) is thrilled to make her Steppenwolf Theatre Company debut. Regional credits include The Whale (South Coast Repertory); Cymbeline (A Noise Within Theatre); Radiance (The Geffen Playhouse); Sense and Sensibility (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville and Northlight Theatre). Chicago credits include The Maids (Writers’ Theatre); Blasted (A Red Orchid Theatre); Buried Child, A Taste of Honey, Hyde in Hollywood (Shattered Globe Theatre); War (Seanachai); and Feydeau-Si-Deau (Theater Wit). Television and film credits include True Blood, Contagion, All the Marbles, Cass, Heavy, The Coldest Winter, Wednesday’s Child, Credits, Keen, Hush Your Mouth. Helen received her BA from University of Bristol and trained at The Poor School, London. Nina Raine (Playwright) began her career as a trainee director at the Royal Court Theatre after graduating from Oxford. She dramaturged and directed Unprotected at the Liverpool Everyman (TMA Best Director Award, Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award). Her debut play, Rabbit, premiered at the Old


Bios Red Lion Theatre in 2006 and transferred to the West End before going to New York. Rabbit won the Charles Wintour Evening Standard and Critics Circle Award for most Promising Playwright. Nina also directed her second play, Tiger Country, at Hampstead Theatre. She directed Jumpy at the Royal Court Theatre, later transferring to the West End, and Shades (Critics Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Most Promising Newcomer). Her commission for the Royal Court Theatre, Tribes, directed by Roger Michell, won an Offie award and was also nominated for both Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for best new play. Tribes opened to rave reviews and won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Best New Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Foreign Play. Nina recently opened Longing at Hampstead Theatre. Austin Pendleton (Director) has been a Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble member since 1987. His acting credits at Steppenwolf include The Crucible, The Sunset Limited, Uncle Vanya, Valparaiso and Educating Rita. His previous directing credits at Steppenwolf include The Birthday Party, Time Stands Still, Detroit, Love Song, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Harvey, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Three Sisters, Loose Ends and Say Goodnight, Gracie. His play Orson’s Shadow premiered in the Steppenwolf Garage and was seen again in the same production (directed by David Cromer) at the Chicago Center of Performing Arts and the Barrow Street Theatre in New York. His other plays that have also been produced in Chicago include Uncle Bob (Steppenwolf Theatre and recently Mary-Arrchie Theatre) and Booth (Writers’ Theatre). He recently appeared in the Public Theater production of Mother Courage and Her Children and appeared on


Bios Broadway in the revival of The Diary of Anne Frank and Off-Broadway in the title roles of Hamlet, Richard III and Richard II. Last year, he directed Detroit at the National Theatre of Great Britian and Ivanov (with Ethan Hawke) at Classic Stage Company. Three seasons ago, he played in Rosmersholm at the Pearl Theatre and directed Three Sisters at Classic Stage Company (winning an Obie for his work). He also wrote the book for A Minister’s Wife (a musical based on Shaw’s Candida), conceived by Michael Halberstam, with music by Josh Schmidt and lyrics by Jan Tranen that appeared at Writers’ Theatre in Chicago in 2009 and won the Jeff Award for Best New Musical. In the spring of 2011, it was produced at Lincoln Center in New York. His film credits include Dirty Work, A Beautiful Mind, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, What’s Up Doc, Catch-22 and Wall Street 2. Recent televison appearances include episodes of Law and Order: Criminal Intent, OZ and Homicide. Walt Spangler (Scenic Design) is thrilled to work with Austin Pendleton and Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Recent and upcoming productions in Chicago include Good People, The Birthday Party, Time Stands Still and Penelope (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Measure for Measure, Buzzer, Desire Under the Elms, Turn of the Century, Heartbreak House, King Lear (Goodman Theatre); Yeast Nation, The Original Grease (American Theatre Company); and A Christmas Story: The Musical (Chicago Theatre) Don Giovanni (Lyric). Rachel Anne Healy (Costume Design) Based in Chicago, Rachel’s designs have been seen on numerous stages including Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Writers’ Theatre, Chicago Children’s Theatre, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, American Theatre Company, Next Theatre and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. Regionally, she has designed with Alliance Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory

Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, First Stage Children’s Theatre of Milwaukee, American Players Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre and Delaware Theatre Company. Upcoming productions featuring Rachel’s work includes An Iliad (Court Theatre); and Tom Jones (Northlight Theatre). Rachel is also a professor at Loyola University teaching costume design and rendering techniques to theatre designers. Please visit to view more designs. Keith Parham (Lighting Design) Steppenwolf Theatre Company credits include The Birthday Party, Time Stands Still, Carter’s Way, Sunset Limited, Red Light Winter. New York credits include The Model Apartment (Primary Stages); Through the Yellow Hour (Rattelstick Theater); Tribes, Mistakes Were Made and Red Light Winter (Barrow Street Theatre); Stop the Virgens (Karen O at St. Ann’s Warehouse); Ivanov, Three Sisters (Classical Stage Company); A Minister’s Wife (Lincoln Center Theater); Adding Machine (Minetta Lane Theatre); Crime and Punishment and Sunset Limited (59E59 Theater). International credits include Stop the Virgens (Sydney Opera House); Homebody/Kabul (National Theatre of Belgrade, Serbia). Regional credits include The Dumb Waiter, Fulton Street Sessions, Baal (TUTA Theatre Chicago, Company Member); Teddy Ferrara, Sweet Bird of Youth, Red, Mary, The Seagull (Goodman Theatre); and An Iliad (Court Theatre). His work has also appeared in productions for Arena Stage, The Alley Theatre, The Milwaukee Repertory, Trinity Repertory Company, Shakespeare on the Sound, American Player’s Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Writers’ Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago Opera Theatre and TUTA Theatre West, among others. Keith’s awards include an Obie, Lortel, Afterdark and Michael Maggio.

Josh Schmidt (Sound Design and Original Music) is thrilled to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company after previously designing The Birthday Party, The March and Time Stands Still, among others. Recently in Chicago he designed Sweet Bird of Youth at Goodman Theatre. Other Chicago projects include designs at Writers’ Theatre where he is an associate artist, Northlight Theatre and many others. Broadway credits include House of Blue Leaves and Brighton Beach Memoirs. Off-Broadway credits include A Minister’s Wife (Lincoln Center Theater); Adding Machine (Minetta Lane Theatre); Whida Peru (59E59 Theater); Water By the Spoonful (Second Stage Theatre); and When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theater), among others. Regionally he has worked on more than 100 productions at venues across the country including Stratford Shakespeare Festival (Ontario, Canada), The Kennedy Center and Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, where he is an associate artist. Recordings include Adding Machine and A Minister’s Wife— both released on PS Classics and available on iTunes and Amazon. Awards and recognitions include Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Jeff, ASCAP, NEA/ TCG, Prague Quadrennial 2007, Sundance Theatre Lab UCross 2012, American Musical Theatre Voices – Honorary Grant and 2012 Commission (Signature Theatre). John Boesche (Projection Design) work has been seen in Space, SlaughterhouseFive, Libra (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); The Happiest Song Plays Last, The Ballad of Emmett Till, Vigils, Beyond Glory, Finishing the Picture and Drowning Crow (Goodman Theatre). Other Chicago credits include Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre Company, Marriott Theater Lincolnshire, Royal George Theatre, Route 66 Theatre and many others. Broadway credits include The Glass Menagerie directed by Frank Galati at Roundabout Theatre Company. John has received three Jeff Special Awards,


Bios and an LA Drama Critics Circle Award in 2012. He is Chair, Digital Media for Live Performance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Peter Wujcik (American sign language Consultant) is a Licensed Deaf Interpreter, American Sign Language Instructor, and Theatrical ASL Director, born to Deaf parents. His ASL teaching credits include eight years at Bell Elementary School, five years at the Art Institute of Chicago, and six years at Wright College. He acted as emcee for the 100 Years Celebration of the Chicago Chapter of the Illinois Association for the Deaf in 2008. His past theater experience included being an ASL consultant (for both actors and interpreters) for Guys and Dolls (Bell School); Mojada (Victory Gardens Theater); and ASL Director for The Wheel (Steppenwolf Theatre Company). Patti Shore Kaden (Production Interpreter) returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she has been interpreting for three years. Her work has been seen at Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Court Theatre, Royal George Theater, Chicago Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre and Rosemont Theatre. Patti has appeared on the Second City stage, both as interpreter and actor. She served as Lead Interpreter for the film, Children of a Lesser God, and Co-Interpreter for NBC’s Emmy Award-winning production of Staring Back. Patti received her BA in Acting/ Directing from Northeastern Illinois University and her Theatrical Sign training through Gallaudet University. Susan Sotnick, NIC (Production Interpreter) is thrilled to be back interpreting at Steppenwolf Theatre Company! Past interpreted performances include Up, The Seafarer, A Parallelogram, fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Three Sisters, Good People, The Book Thief, The Wheel (Steppenwolf Theater Company); Bud, Not Buddy, A Year With Frog


Bios and Toad (Chicago Children’s Theater); A Christmas Carol, Animal Crackers and Hughie/ Krapp’s Last Tape (Goodman Theatre). Susan has also interpreted several shows with Marriott Theater Lincolnshire, The DePaul Theater School and Victory Gardens Theater. Susan has a B.A. in Acting/Directing from Towson University as well as a B.A. in ASL/ English Interpretation from Columbia College Chicago where she is Adjunct Faculty. Eva Breneman (Dialect Coach) is delighted to be back at Steppenwolf Theatre Company where she previously worked on Lord of the Flies, Good People, The March, The Brother/Sister Plays, The Diary Of Anne Frank, Huck Finn and Master Harold...And The Boys. Other recent Chicago credits include To Master The Art (Broadway Playhouse); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Goodman Theatre); Blood And Gifts (TimeLine Theatre Company); Elizabeth Rex (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Skylight (Court Theatre); and North China Lover (Lookingglass Theatre Company). Regional credits include Around The World In 80 Days (Centerstage/Kansas City Repertory); and Mamma Mia! (National Tour/Las Vegas). Television credits include Betrayal and The Chicago Code. Eva is an associate artist at TimeLine Theatre Company, and a production affiliate of Lookingglass Theatre Company. Michelle Medvin (Stage Manager) is happy to return to Steppenwolf Theatre Company after serving as Lead Stage Manager on Next Up 2013. Other recent projects include Good People, Time Stands Still, Clybourne Park (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Tree, Blue Door (Victory Gardens Theater); and Jackie and Me (Chicago Children’s Theatre). Favorites over the past twelve years with Steppenwolf include Art, The Crucible, August: Osage County, The Pillowman, The Unmentionables, Love Song, The Pain and the Itch, The Dresser, Man From Nebraska, Purple Heart (also Ireland’s Galway Arts Festival), We All Went Down to Amsterdam,

and many others. Additionally, Michelle has worked with Hartford Stage, Dallas Theater Center and Portland Center Stage. She is proud to be a member of Actors’ Equity, a graduate of Smith College, Mary’s wife and Elliott’s mama. Christine D. Freeburg (Assistant Stage Manager) Steppenwolf Theatre Company credits include Belleville, The Motherf**ker With The Hat, Good People, The March, Penelope, Sex With Strangers, A Parallelogram, American Buffalo (also at McCarter Theatre), The House on Mango Street, The Tempest, The Seafarer, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Good Boys and True, The Diary of Anne Frank, Sonia Flew, Love-Lies-Bleeding, after the quake, and Cherry Orchard. International credits include The Outgoing Tide with John Mahoney and Rondi Reed (Northlight Theatre at the Galway Arts Festival in Galway, Ireland). Other Chicago credits include Stones in His Pockets (Northlight Theatre); The Vanishing Twin, In the Eye of The Beholder, Arabian Nights (Lookingglass Theater Company); Hamlet, Fraulein Else, Scapin (Court Theater); Once on This Island, Madame Butterfly, Old Wicked Songs, Violet (Apple Tree Theater). Christine spent nine summers stage managing at the Weston Playhouse in Weston, Vermont and is an adjunct faculty member at The Theatre School at DePaul University. She is happily married to Thom Cox and the proud mother of Joan Marie. Martha Lavey (Artistic Director) has been an ensemble member since 1995 and has appeared at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in The March, Middletown, Endgame, Up, Good Boys and True, Love-Lies-Bleeding, Lost Land, I Never Sang for My Father, The House of Lily, Valparaiso, The Memory of Water, The Designated Mourner, Supple in Combat, Time of My Life, A Clockwork Orange, Talking Heads, SLAVS!, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Ghost in the Machine, A Summer Remembered, Love Letters, Aunt Dan and Lemon and Savages.

Elsewhere in Chicago she has performed at Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Northlight Theatre and Remains Theatre and in New York at the Women’s Project and Productions. She has served on grant panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, 3Arts, USA Artists and the City Arts panel of Chicago. Lavey holds a doctorate in Performance Studies from Northwestern University and is a member of the National Advisory Council for the School of Communication at Northwestern. She is a recipient of the Sarah Siddons Award and an Alumni Merit Award and honorary Doctorate of Arts from Northwestern University. David Hawkanson (Executive Director) prior to Steppenwolf Theatre Company was the Managing Director of Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, under the artistic leadership of Joe Dowling. Before the Guthrie, he served for eight years as the Managing Director of Hartford Stage in Connecticut with Artistic Director Mark Lamos. Earlier in his career, he was Managing Director of Arizona Theatre Company. He was a former senior staff member at the National Endowment for the Arts and subsequently chairman of its Theater Program. He has also had an active career as an arts management consultant and trustee for many national organizations and foundations. He currently serves as a trustee of the League of Chicago Theatres and the Arts Alliance Illinois. He is a graduate of Lawrence University.


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Aaron Carter: Is the Zagreb production

AC: There’s a saying—–variously attributed

of Tribes being performed in English or...

to George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde and Winston Churchill‑–that Great Britain and the United States are divided by a common language. Are you struck by any notable differences between the English language productions in London and New York?

Nina Raine: No, they’re performing in Croatian.

AC: Do you speak any other languages? NR: I speak a little bit of Italian, French and German——just enough to not feel freaked out when you’re in that country. I’ve seen Tribes in other languages before, like in Budapest, and you sort of realize how many swear words there are when you hear it in another language—— like: “oh God, there’s that weird-sounding word again!” There are some fascinating difficulties they ran into when translating Tribes into Croatian. There’s a moment at the end of the play in which the projected surtitle is simultaneously about two different events. But that kind of ambiguous reference is not possible in Croatian, so they had to cut it.

AC: And so much of Tribes is about the very nature of language——it’s interesting to think about how different translations might affect the way the play is received.

NR: Well, even sign language is different in

Playwright Nina Raine found time in her hectic schedule to chat with Director of New Play Development Aaron Carter about Steppenwolf’s upcoming production of her play Tribes. They touched base just before Nina headed off to Zagreb, Croatia to see a production of the play. edited by Jenni Page-White


different countries. American sign is quite different than British sign, even though we share the same language. The bit in the play where Sylvia signs the poem—–I was really enamored by the way they did it in London, which was quite poetic, but when I saw it in New York, it wasn’t quite the same. And the woman who was doing the sign said, “Oh, we don’t have to do it this way——that was just my interpretation.” And so, you can say a thought in several different ways in sign just like you can in spoken word. And the other thing that happens with translation: sometimes a joke won’t work in a different language. You realize that it’s not funny without the sound of the words being funny.

NR: Something that is really exhilarating for an English person is that American actors are more willing to go further emotionally. English actors can get there as well—–I’m really generalizing—–but the production in New York was a bit snottier and scream-ier than the one in London. They really hit the emotional peaks. Comparing David Cromer’s production in New York and Roger Michell’s in London—– David went very naturalistic, he immersed the audience in the clutter of that family. And Roger took away everything except for a table and chairs and a chestnut tree in the garden that reminds you of the family tree—–it was all very clean and symbolic. David’s was a bit more chaotic, more emotionally high-octane. But I don’t think that either way was like, the one way to do it. They were just extremely different.

AC: It’s tempting to imagine parallels between your family and the family featured in Tribes because your father is poet Craig Raine and your brother Moses is also a playwright. Was the play inspired by your family in any way?

NR: Well, the initial nugget came from a documentary I saw about a deaf couple that came from really different families. The man had never learned sign and he was tremendously relieved to find the Deaf community; she was well-ensconced in the Deaf community and all her family signed. And she was pregnant and they wanted the child to be born deaf. And I thought that was really interesting, because there’s a small selfish part of us that wants to pass on our genes and our special qualities to our children. You want the child to be part of your tribe. For them, that meant their child


being deaf. So that got me thinking. And then I met lots of deaf people, and I would scribble down things that they said, and I met someone who was going deaf, and I scribbled more, and slowly these characters started to take shape. And I do have a very noisy, combative and sort of funny family myself, so they were you know, the place where I put these deaf characters.

AC: What can you tell me about what you’re working on now?

NR: Not much really, because it’s not very formed. You sort of write what you know, so all the characters are in their 30s and having babies. I haven’t had any children yet, but it’s what all my friends are doing so it’s all around me. It’s about that and also the legal system… that’s as far as I’ve got, really!

AC: Yeah, my friends and I are in the “kids are about to start kindergarten” phase. So in a certain way, I feel like I belong to a tribe of young parents. Do you feel like you belong to any particular tribes?

NR: A tribe of writers, I suppose? Actually, you know, these sort of intense friendships that I had when I was younger are now finding their way back into my life. And even though we haven’t spoken in years, our lives have sort of turned out similarly, which is really interesting to me. I wonder, maybe there was something we saw in each other when we were young, and we’re still like that—–we’re still that same person? I wonder if that’s a sort of tribe. For instance, I spent a year out in Munich when I was 18, and I met this girl and we got on really well and were pen pals for a bit afterwards. She wrote me a letter about a month or so ago, and I hadn’t heard from her in 17 years. So I asked her, “do you have any children?” And she said no, and I thought that’s so interesting! Because the majority of people I’m surrounded by now do have children, but not my old, old friends. It’s curious.


AC: There’s a play in there somewhere! In the play, Sylvia describes the Deaf community as a kind of protective tribe. What has the reaction been from the Deaf community to the play?

NR: By and large, the deaf people I’ve met have been thrilled that someone was interested in telling a bit of their story. But of course, the play is quite critical of the Deaf community at some moments. Some of the people who have been critical of the Deaf community to me, they’ve said “no, no, I can’t go on the record as having said that.” It’s tricky. But, so: positive memory! We did two press nights for the London production—–one for the Deaf press and one for the hearing press. And I was so nervous on the night of the Deaf press. I sat in the back row and watched, and in the intermission, they were all just talking away in sign. And at the end of the play, they all clapped in the deaf way—–which is to wave your hands—–and Jacob Casselden, who played Billy, looked out and saw them all and waved his hands back at them and it was really moving. Because that was his tribe, and they were applauding him.




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How Can You Perform So Well? by Regina Daniels

First Person This season, we’re expanding First Person to include stories from the Steppenwolf community. Performer Regina Daniels has collaborated with Steppenwolf as Theatrical Sign Director, working closely with our American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter teams to ensure that they deliver the most effective interpretation of the artists’ intentions to the deaf audience. She describes herself as hard of hearing, with her hearing loss in the moderately severe range. Regina is originally from New Orleans. She received her Bachelors’ degree from University of Maryland in Dance, and earned a Master of Performance Arts Management degree at Columbia College here in Chicago. For Tribes, I thought it appropriate to share with you the experience of someone with hearing loss. —Aaron Carter Director of New Play Development


I grew up in a deaf family where my mother was raised in oral communication and my sister was born deaf but learned sign language. I was raised to learn how to sign, and I learned how to speak English after taking speech therapy. My mother used to be a dancer and she adores listening to music with vibration. Her decibel range of hearing loss has been in a severe range. She does not wear a hearing aid. She feels that a hearing aid will not benefit her because she communicates with her deaf children. I learned how to dance through my mother and one day, I did a dance performance in elementary school. They played a song that I knew the dance movement. It was Michael Jackson’s “Bad.” My mother and sister would watch his videos and I would stand up and learn his moves. One of the professors, Ms. Smith, recognized my dance skills and she sought to speak to my mother about placing me into a dance studio with her daughter. It was during the summer of 1998, while I was in New York City, that I experienced my first real taste of struggle about my hearing loss. From that point, my drive and determination to succeed as a professional “Deaf” dancer was made firm. Let me back up a bit and explain the situation which I just mentioned. I walked into the dance studio preparing to go through a variety of dance moves as set by the professor leading the audition. A jury at one dance company who would be evaluating the dancers on skill and overall presentation was observing this audition. Before beginning, the professors had notified the jury that I was deaf, so they would know to face me when speaking to allow me a chance to read


We moved as quickly as we could to capture all the movements. But, I was unable to capture all the moves because the professor had forgotten about the need to face me. I was unable to read the instructor’s lips and as a result fell behind and could not keep up no matter how hard I tried. At that moment, I just stopped as the feelings of frustration over came me. I realized that I just needed to try my best to observe the dance movement and feeling the vibration from the dance floor. Despite my efforts, I was not accepted into the dance company. It was that rejection that was my first taste of struggle and my struggle fueled my desire to a new level of excellence. While I continued to elevate my skills as a dance professional I realized that the company I had auditioned for continued to seem disinterested in making the necessary accommodations to incorporate a professional deaf dancer into their company. Their closed door attitude helped me to develop my open door attitude. In the future, I would hope to develop a company that would allow deaf and hard of hearing dancers to become a part of a dance company at any level. My new focus became developing greater skills. As part of developing my skills I knew that college would be vital. I applied to Gallaudet University, which is the only Deaf university. While there, I found that they had a dance company in which deaf and hard of hearing students studied and performed. I took advantage of this opportunity and went to an audition. I was accepted into the dance company and was immediately immersed

in developing how to improve my abilities. Having no communication barriers, my skills and confidence level went through the roof and it gave me hope that I could go on more auditions for the large professional dance companies around the US. On one occasion, while I was a student at Gallaudet University (University for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) I was in a dance performance there. After the performance we were invited to a reception, people were talking and I was just standing there and looking around. A person walked up to me and began speaking to me. I couldn’t understand a word because I wasn’t wearing a hearing aid. When the person tapped me on the shoulder and started talking quickly, I had to stop and notify the person, that I am hard of hearing. They were shocked. “How can you be hard of hearing, when you perform so well?”



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2013/14 Season Sponsors

Corporate, Foundation and Government Contributors

Steppenwolf’s reputation derives from our willingness to take on challenging ambitious projects. Our future relies upon the generous support of season sponsors who provide invaluable resources for the work of our actors, directors and playwrights. We thank you for your commitment to the vision of our ensemble.

Steppenwolf is proud to partner with United as its Official and Exclusive Airline and as the Corporate Presenting Sponsor and Accessibility Sponsor of the Chicago premiere of Tribes. United recognizes the value that Steppenwolf’s performers and patrons alike bring to United’s hometown and the global stage. It is a pleasure to celebrate Steppenwolf’s 38th season with such a longstanding supporter of the theater.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s 2013/14 season is generously sponsored by:

Firmly committed to our Chicago home, Allstate continues to work with Steppenwolf to enhance the city’s lively and diverse local culture. Steppenwolf is proud to partner with Allstate as a 2013/14 Season Benefactor Sponsor and a Corporate Production Co-Sponsor of Tribes. Allstate’s vital support over the past 25 years continues to help fulfill Steppenwolf’s mission to bring exciting new works to the forefront of American theater.

Grand Benefactors


Steppenwolf is honored to recognize Northern Trust as a 2013/14 Season Benefactor Sponsor and a Corporate Production Co-Sponsor of Tribes. Northern Trust’s support for Steppenwolf demonstrates the belief that enabling opportunities for personal creativity, outlets for collaboration, access to other cultures and celebration of diversity play a key role in the development of vibrant and healthy communities.

For over 30 years, The Chicago Community Trust has been a proud supporter of Steppenwolf’s productions and programming. In a continuous effort to include productions of cultural diversity, the Trust has partnered with Steppenwolf in supporting this season’s production of Tribes. The Trust shares Steppenwolf’s belief that the diversity of our community arts is a fundamental strength of the Chicago-land area. From strengthening schools, to assisting local arts programs, the Trust continues to enhance our region.

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The Prince Charitable Trust has been a proud supporter of Steppenwolf’s productions and programming for 20 years. A leading supporter for artistic excellence in Chicago, Prince Charitable Trust supports Steppenwolf’s commitment to thought-provoking theater and community engagement. Prince Charitable Trust holds Steppenwolf to the highest standard of artistic quality, organizational strength, and service to the community.


Steppenwolf gratefully recognizes the community of people who serve in leadership roles and provide invaluable support to the Theater. 2014 Gala Steppenwolf’s Gala Co-Chairs plan the signature fundraising event led by the theater’s Board of Trustees. Lawrence M. Gill* and Christine Albright Kathleen and Terry* Jenkins

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Directors Circle Committee The Directors Circle Committee’s purpose is to steward and help grow the Directors Circle program, comprised of generous donors who annually support Steppenwolf’s artistic initiatives. Toni Smith, Chair Beth B. Davis* Diane Dawson Greg Desmond Ritu Dhingra Julie Gustafson Mike Gustafson Sherri Kayser Michael Kennedy Michael LaTona Beth Loeb Cathy Nathan Francis Sadac Gail Steingold Fran Tuite Susan Warrington Steven N. Wayland

Auxiliary Council The Auxiliary Council Executive Committee is the leadership team for Steppenwolf’s junior board comprised of more than 100 dynamic young professionals with a shared interest in supporting the theater’s education program for teens, Steppenwolf for Young Adults.

Executive Officers

Kim Davis, President Francis Sadac, Immediate Past President and Directors Circle Liaison Isaac Colunga, Vice President of Partnerships Jasmine Guy, Vice President of Member Experience Kat Rothstein, Vice President of Communication & Outreach Jennifer Stuart, Vice President of Development

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Executive Committee Vanessa Abron Kristopher Anderson Jon Blanc Steven Collens Bryce Cooper Aimee Graham Conery Hoffman Ryan Stafford Tanya Stanfield Jeff Tsai

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The Planned Giving Advisory Committee, comprised of estate planning professionals, provides expertise and serves as a valuable resource in supporting Steppenwolf’s planned giving activities.

The Public Square Committee helps Steppenwolf foster public dialogue driven by the work on our stages and our relationships with community partners from the Chicago metropolitan area.

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Benefactors ($50,000 – 99,999) Allstate Insurance Company* Alphawood Foundation Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation Chicago Community Trust ComEd The Crown Family‡ Julius Frankel Foundation BMO Harris Bank* J.P.Morgan Northern Trust* Polk Bros. Foundation*‡ Smart Chicago Collaborative Smart Family Foundation Target

Producers ($25,000 – 49,999) Paul M. Angell Foundation Grosvenor Capital Management Illinois Arts Council, a state agency The Negaunee Foundation OptionsHouse PNC Prince Charitable Trusts J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation Sage Foundation Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust


Sponsors ($2,500 – 4,999) Amsted Industries Foundation City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Peter & Paula Fasseas Foundation Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund FROST Grover Hermann Foundation The Morris Kaplan and Dolores Kohl Kaplan Fund of the Mayer and Morris Kaplan Family Foundation KlearSky Solutions, LLC Modestus Bauer Foundation The Public Hotel R4 Services Suite Home Chicago Westside Mechanical Group







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Endowment Sponsors Hope Abelson Fund for New Play Development Artistic Endowment established through the Leading National Theatres Program, a joint initiative of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Douglas R. Brown Playwright/Director Endowment Fund Ford Foundation Artistic and General Operating Endowment Funds Richard and Mary L. Gray Production Endowment Fund

Daniel E. McLean National and International Production Fund Avy and Marcie Stein Sustaining Fund for the Ensemble Steppenwolf Board Designated Endowment Fund Steppenwolf Theatre Company Endowment Fund created with Searle Funds at the Chicago Community Trust Nancy L. Wald Production Endowment Fund John and Carol Walter Production Endowment Fund

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund for the Development of New Work The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

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

Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa John H. Hart Lynn Hauser and Neil Ross Stephen Johnson Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck Melanie G. Larch Dr. Paul Lisnek

Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall Sylvia J. Pozarnsky Dr. Edward O. Riley T. Marshall Rousseau Harry Seigle Rose L. Shure Judy Sugarman

We remember the following members of the Steppenwolf family who have made a bequest to the theater. Their legacy will help to ensure that Steppenwolf continues to flourish. Hope A. Abelson Alba Biagini Jo Hopkins Deutsch Marjorie Douglas Andrea Romain and Cleo Orthel Nancy L. Wald


The generosity of Steppenwolf’s Directors Circle members annually provides vital support for Steppenwolf’s many streams of artistic and community programming. In recognition of their contributions, members receive complimentary subscriptions with VIP ticketing services and are invited to private events with the artists of Steppenwolf. To join this distinguished group, call Jessica Gretch at 312-654-5672 or email GRAND PATRONS ($25,000+) Anonymous Julie and Roger Baskes Sarah Beardsley Michael Bender and Sheridan Prior Henry and Leigh Bienen Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein Douglas R. Brown Terri L. Cable Joyce Chelberg Elizabeth H. Connelly Nora Daley and Sean Conroy Rich and Margery Feitler Raj Fernando Nene Foxhall Valerie and Paul Goodrich Bob and Amy Greenebaum King and Caryn Harris John H. Hart and Carol Prins George A. Joseph Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Lynn Lockwood Murphy and Barrett B. Murphy Ms. Mary Ludford and Mr. Bill Ludford Ronald J. Mallicoat Jr. Janet Melk Kenneth J. Porrello and Sherry L. McFall M.K. and J.B. Pritzker Deborah and Stephen Quazzo Merle Reskin Randy and Susi Rowe Bruce Sagan and Bette Cerf Hill Michael R. Salem Manuel Sanchez and Pat Pulido Sanchez Harry and Susan Seigle Matthew Shapiro Colette Cachey Smithburg and Tom Smithburg John and Carol Walter Helen Zell DISTINGUISHED PATRONS ($10,000 – 24,999) Anonymous Philip and Janice Beck Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand Meredith Bluhm-Wolf and Bill Wolf Cindy and Michael Bonds Betty Bradshaw Carole L. Brown Phil and Mary Beth Canfield Frances Comer The Honorable Richard M. Daley Beth Boosalis Davis and Maxwell S. Davis

Ms. Kim Davis and Mr. Brian Eble Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly Frank G. and Gertrude Dunlap Fund Scott Etzler Mary and Paul Finnegan Scott and Rita George Christine Albright and Lawrence Gill Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Gray Richard and Mary L. Gray Mr. and Mrs. David Grund Michael Hansen and Nancy Randa Mrs. John M. Hartigan David Herro and Jay Franke Nancy Lauter McDougal and Alfred L. McDougal Martha Lavey Steven D. Loucks Jim and Kay Mabie Cynthia Luse-McKeen and Douglas McKeen L. Heather Mitchell and Kenny Mitchell Christopher and Eileen Murphy James F. Oates David and Hilary Pisor Penny Pritzker and Brian Traubert Dr. Christopher Randolph The Roche Family Foundation The Rooney Family George and Kimberly Ruhana Shirley and Patrick G. Ryan Sr. Cari and Michael J. Sacks Robert and Louise Sanborn Gary Sinise Foundation Stephanie B. Smith and Gerald Smith Toni Sandor Smith Bill and Orli Staley Frances E. Tuite PATRONS ($5,000 – 9,999) Loren Almaguer William and Sharon Baker Dr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Berman Shaun and Andy Block Larry and Debbie Brady Michael and Merle Cahan Ann and Richard Carr Fred J. Costello Donald and Anne Edwards Amy Eshleman and Lori Lightfoot John and Katherine Fox M. Julie and Michael Gustafson Ms. Joan Harris Jon Michael Hill David Hiller

Willard and Lori Hunter, The Hunter Family Foundation Marko Iglendza Paul and Mariana Ingersoll Marian, Fruman and Lisa Jacobson Stephen Johnson David and Susan Kalt Dr. Mary Dochios Kamberos Pamela Kendall-Rijos and John Rijos Robert M. and Diane VS. Levy Amos and Anat Madanes Irma Parker Mr. and Mrs. Cody Phipps Burton X. and Sheli Rosenberg Neil Ross MD and Lynn Hauser MD The George H. Scanlon Foundation Howard and Jackie Shapiro Foundation Mr. Leif Selkregg Smita N. Shah Rose L. Shure Jeffrey Singer and Patricia Carman Bonnie and James Spurlock Edward A. Studzinski Jacqueline Tilton Michael and January Ward Robert and Susan Warrington Steven Wayland and Jennifer Wesley Tom and Blaine Wells Nina B. Winston Robert and Leslie Zimmerman Neal Zucker SUSTAINERS ($2,500 – 4,999) Anonymous (5) Ms. Carina Abbaticchio Jack J. Adrian Kristopher J. Anderson Andrew and Susan Arnold Paula Ausick John and Caroline Ballantine Mr. Gerry Barad Zoe and Ken Barley Bob and Trish Barr Mr. Henry Berghoef Susan O. Berghoef Doug Bradbury Debbie Bricker Lois Browning Gregory C. Cameron Keith and Kathleen H. Cardoza Nicole and Billy Cheeseman Drs. Rex Chisholm and Kathleen Green Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Cohen Steven Collens Jerry and Josephine Conlon Bryce Cooper Dennis R. Cowhey


Individual Contributors Directors Circle Judy and Tapas K. Das Gupta Diane Dawson Mary A. Dempsey Greg Desmond and Michael Segobiano Philip and Marsha Dowd Bernard J. Dowling Drs. Thomas E. Durica and Susan Jacob Dr. Steven B. Edelstein Laura and Scott Eisen Mary M. Emerson George Engeln James and Kelly Epstein Tom and Pat Erickson Marc Falleroni Roxanne Hori and Robert Felsenthal David and Mimi Fiske Steven Florsheim and Jennifer Friedes Leonard Gail and Robin Steans Gordon and Wendy Gill Ethel and Bill Gofen Bob and Carol Goldberg Mrs. Keith Goldstein and Mr. Rodney Goldstein Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Gottfred Sue and Melvin Gray The Green Family William and Nanci Greene James and Brenda Grusecki Jack and Sandra Guthman Marcy and Harry Harczak Pam and David Harrington Mrs. Louise Hart David R. Hawkanson Jeffrey W. and Julie Conboy Hesse David Kistenbroker and Cynthia Heusing Judy and Jay Heyman Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Hill Conery and Gail Hoffman Dr. and Mrs. David Ingall Timothy B. Johnson and Valerie B. Wiley Jared Kaplan and Maridee Quanbeck Reis and Sherri Kayser Jen and Brad Keck Melinda Kempton and Jane Fleming Kathryn G. and Michael J. Kennedy Brad and Kim Keywell Mr. and Mrs. Sanfred Koltun Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Korbet Raminder and Vinay Kumar Mr. Matthew Kutcher and Ms. Rebecca Richards Christine and Michael LaTona Steven and Jody LaVoie Bernard and Averill Leviton Susan Lichtenstein and John Rokacz Robert Bud Lifton and Carol Rosofsky Timothy and Christine Loyer Mark and Frances Mann


Alex and Pat Marren Becky and Bob McLennan Kevin and Beth McMeen Mike and Adele Murphy Howard and Sandy Nagelberg Jean and Jordan Nerenberg Geoff Nyheim Simon and Kim Perutz Anne and Don Phillips Dale and Loretta Pierson Mrs. Sherri Pincus Jennifer and Perry Pinto Bradley and Patricia Reid Linda Johnson Rice Margaret Robson Desirée Rogers Sandra and Earl Rusnak, Jr. Ellen Sandor Roberta Schaffner David and Susan Schmid Mark and Kimberly Shadle Michael Shannon Gail and Eugene Steingold Matthew Steinmetz Kristin and Stan Stevens Lisa Swanson Richard and Elaine Tinberg Steven L. and Stephanie A. Victor Donna and Dirk Vos Cate and Rick Waddell Dr. David Wasserman – In Memory of Abby S. Magdovitz-Wasserman Dr. Carey Weiss and Dr. Karen Pierce Lorrayne and Steve Weiss Jane and Greg Wintroub Elizabeth Ziegler BENEFACTORS ($1,500 – 2,499) Anonymous (3) Mr. and Mrs. John Aalbregtse Kathi and Roger Adams Karen and Scott Alexander Nicholas and Kathleen Amatangelo Kimball Anderson and Karen Gatsis Anderson Carolyn H. Andress Stephanie and Dana Arnett Jeffrey S. Arnold and Ellen J. Neely Edgar Bachrach Richard and Janice Bail Yuri and Elena Balasanov Solomon Barnett‡ Sandra Bass Martha and Al Belmonte Joel W. Benson Bruce and Debbie Bentcover Shirley and Tom Berchou‡ Susen H. Berg and James C. Berg Dennis and Joan Berger Ron and Colleen Bess Nicholas Biederman Patricia C. Bobb Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Boychuck

Michael and Cathy Brennan Dawn and Harmon Brown Kevin and Linda Buggy John D. and Leslie Henner Burns Timothy Burroughs and Barbara Smith Stephen Byrne and Kerry Shannon David Callahan and Terri Abruzzo Sheila J. Chapman and David D. Soo Dr. Rosalyn Chrenka Prncss and Daddio Michael and Edie Cohen Mr. and Mrs. Tuey Connell Liam and Francesca Connell Kevann M. Cooke Merle R. Cooper Mr. and Mrs. Brian Cornell Joel Cornfeld Cynthia and Patrick Coyle Carl and Cynthia Curry Emilie De Angelis and Bert Davenport Mr. and Mrs. Menahem Deitcher David and Tracy Deno Donald Deutsch Gautam and Ritu Dhingra Roberta S. Dillon Patrick and Denise Dills Anne M. Donahoe Erin and Ian Drury Stephen and Dorne Eastwood Sidney and Sondra Berman Epstein Juliet and Marc Fallah David and Mary Farkas Mary Jo and Robert Fasan Mr. and Mrs. John Favia Randall Fearnow and Beth Compton Harris J. Feldman, M.D. Carol and Steven Felsenthal Marilyn and Larry Fields Lois Farrell Fisher Elaine Fishman Stacy and Ian Fleming Lisa and John Folkers Al Franklin Jim and Sandy Freeburg Kate and Michael Fridholm Kate Friedlob Mr. and Mrs. Sherwin Friedman Mr. Stephen Fussell Noreen Ann Gallagher Mr. and Mrs. Christopher B. Galvin Patti Eylar and Charlie Gardner Dr. Ralph Gebert and Elayne Gebert Terri and Stephen Geifman Dr. Michael Gelbort Gary L. Gephart Beverly Wyckoff and Charles Ginsberg Mr. and Mrs. James J. Glasser Elizabeth Glassman Sheila and Tom Gorey Thomas and Kristine Gorman Peter and Joellen Granson

Individual Contributors Directors Circle Mary and Jim Greene Warren Grimsley and Jane Jacobs Charles R. Grode Renata and Michael Grossi Suzanne Gylfe Joan Hall Stacie R. Hartman Mark and Joelle Hayes Sandra L. Helton and Norman M. Edelson Marlene and Sonny Hersh Richard and Elaine Heuberger Ann S. Hoenig and Jonathan L. Hoenig Kathleen and Jack Horn Katie and Nehl Horton Michael Hsu Brian W. Huebner Mary Ittelson Tom and Jan Jakobsen Patricia Jeffers Jeffrey and Lisa Jozwiak Anna and Jeff Kelch Gerould and Jewell Kern Jonathan Klein and Susan Cohn Stephanie and Peter Klein James Kochalka Suzy Krueckeberg Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lad Carol and Jerome Lamet Gerald R. Lanz and Lisa Kearns Lanz Foundation Eileen and Paul LeFort Tanya Levshina and Ilya Volvovski Benita T. Levy Stephanie F. Linn and Seth B. Krantz Dr. Paul M. Lisnek Beth Loeb Abby and George Lombardi Fran Lambros and John Lowry Mr. Brian Lukanic Alan and Michelle Luke Sandy and Jerry Manne Barbara and Larry Margolis Christine and David Markovitz James and Carolyn McClure – Mary McClure Miller Foundation Bob and Barb McCullough Randi Merel and Allen LeHew Robert Merrilees Ellie and Bob Meyers – Harvey B. Levin Charitable Trust Amy Laiken and Tim Michel Michael and Susan Miller Dr. and Mrs. George and Maureen Miz William and Kate Morrison Bill and Lorna Filippini-Mulliken Patrick J. Nash, Jr. Cathy and Robert Nathan Judy Neafsey and Terry Conway David Ellis and Hope Nightingale Carlos Noble Bruce Norris

Susan and George Obermaier Joe O’Leary Bob and Joyce O’Malley Bridget R. O’Neill Susan and Ted Oppenheimer Elizabeth Orelup and Lawrence Sonntag Sandra and Mark Ostler Brian A. Paetow and Gretchen K. Beetner Phyllis Parish Amy and Brent Peebles Raymond Perry David Peterson and Tony Gueimunde Patricia Pippert and Steven Redfield Carl and Barbara Plochman Andrew and Judy L. Porte Sylvia J. Pozarnsky and Tom Riley Elliott Quigley Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Rauner Linda Reid Lynne Remington and Geoff Goldberg Sherry and Bob Reum New Horizon Foundation Oksana Riberdy Lauri Riggen Susan and Edwin Ritts John C. Roberts and Lynn D. Fleisher Dr. Abbie and Sandra Roth Holly B. Rothschild Mr. and Mrs. John Rothstein Janet and Philip Rotner George and Kimberly Ruhana Francis C. Sadac Richard H. Sanders Pamela and Fred Sasser Paul Scavone and Donna Pawlus Susan Schaalman Youdovin and Charlie Shulkin Michelle Maton and Mike Schaeffer Gail Schaffner Matthew and Tina Schubert John Schuchert and Alan Kozlowski Diana and Richard Senior David and Judith Sensibar Nancia Shawver and Larry Weiner Hope and Jeffrey Sheffield Scott and Tommy Sheridan Judy and Jeffrey Silverman Robert and Nancy Singleton James and Mary Jo Slykas Neil Smith Family Ron and Leslie Smith Lisa Stevak Ellen Stone Belic Gail and John Straus Mary Stowell and Jim Streicker Lauren and Steve Strelsin Judy Sugarman William and Julie Szematowicz Corrine P. Taylor James E. Thompson Carrie Thoms

The Tipton Family John and Maribeth Totten Nick Trakas and Marc Cerone Reed and Rosemary Tupper Hollis and Alvan Turner Stacey Turner Scott Turow Tali and Liat Tzur Marilee Unruh Shawn VanDerziel and Jay Clarke The Wakes Jeanne Marienthal Westcott Jack and Keli Wildermuth Donna Wilkinson Robert Williford Eugene H. Winkler Richard and Mary Woods Bobbi Zabel


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Individual Contributors Annual Fund

Steppenwolf thanks the many supporters who help bridge the gap between annual operating costs and ticket sales. We regret that, due to space limitations, we are unable to recognize gifts below $150. To all our benefactors, we thank you for making possible another season of engaging, provocative theater. Make your gift today by visiting or calling Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617. Gifts are as of October 2, 2013 PRODUCERS ($1,000 – 1,499) Ellen Alberding and Kelly Walsh Kris Alden and Trisha Rooney Alden Robert C. Anderson Gustavo Bamberger Ted and Robbie Beaty‡ Robin and Mark Tebbe Stephen and Lynn Bolanowski‡ George and Joyce Brown‡ Janet Burch Ebs Burnough Mr. John Butler andMr. John Vanderlinder Joseph and Cory Cancila‡ Mr. and Mrs. Rob Clements Mr. Michael Davis and Mr. Art Williams Nancy Dehmlow John C. Donnelly Patricia and Richard Doonan Rachel Dvorken Michael and Jacky Ferro Tom and Beth Garrow‡ Stephen C. George Mark and Greta Giesen James and Dianna Goldman Jonathan and Sarah Graham‡ Dr. and Mrs. Sheldon Greenberg‡ Ms. Jasmine E. Guy Ginger and Del Hall Marcy Finke Victoria and Charles Harris‡ Lois and Marty Hauselman Katie Hazelwood and Todd Kaplan Larry Hochberg Mr. and Ms. Jeff Jacobson David Kathman‡ Dr. Claudia Anne Katz‡ Judith and Jerry Kaufman Hilary Odom Jean Ann Klingenstein Pat and Mike Koldyke Beth L. Kronfeld and Matthew D. Means Mr. and Mrs. Larry Levine Mark and Carol Lorenz Mrs. Barbara Lucas and Ms. Toni Sieve‡ Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Randolph Lyon Arlene Manelli‡ Daniel and Vida Marks Mr. and Mrs. David E. Mendelsohn Dr. Janis Mendelsohn‡ Tamara Meyer Margaret Minneman Jane Mody Bruce and Colleen Mygatt Catherine B. and Robert T. Napier Jo and Wally Nard‡


Howard and Cathy Niden Barbara and Daniel O’Keefe Mr. and Mrs. L. Robert Pasquesi Linda Lowy and Jeff Perry Mary Reusché Sharon and Jerry Rhoads‡ Mr. Robbie Robinson Ms. Breda Rugai Joanne and Paul Ruxin Ms. Sonia Sahai Richard and Betty Seid Ralph Senst and Karen Zelden Mr. and Mrs. Ronald C. Shortridge Heather and Adam Smedstad‡ Ryan Stafford Nikki and Fredric Stein Mrs. Vernon B. Thomas Frank Trocchio Brady I. Twiggs Mr. and Mrs. R. Todd Vieregg Mr. and Mrs. William Wardrop Mr. Jim Welch Dr. and Mrs. S. Thomas Westerman Beth and Bruce White Mr. Michael Wilczynski Ruth Winter Andrea Worth‡ Ronald and Geri Yonover Clifford Yuknis Peter A. Zadeik Michael McCaslin Tricia and Kevin Stewart Dr. and Mrs. James V. Talano Lori Mae Frith Anonymous Patricia Murray-Rutz Mr. and Mrs. Mark Osmond ENSEMBLE ($500 – 999) Anonymous (9) Vanessa Abron Tord and Carrie Alden Brian and Jennifer Alves Jim and Sheila Amend‡ Peggy Bagley and Rabbi Douglas Goldhamer Dr. Stephanie and Mr. Andy Baker‡ Barbara Baldwin David Pruitt and Marjorie Baltazar Cindy Barbera-Brelle Robert Bartell Ms. Courtney Bass Stephanie and Barry Batson‡ Kathleen Hughes and Armand Beaudoin Susan R. Benner Adrian and Arta Beverly Lois J. Bider Jerry Biederman

Beryl and David Bills‡ Jon Blanc Mr. and Mrs. Philip Block III Mr. and Mrs. David C. Blowers Mr. David Blowers Jr. James Botana Leslie Buchbinder Michelle and David Buck Rony and Tom Buckley Mr. and Mrs. Bill Butler John Byrd Mr. Kevin Caceres John and Libby Cady Ray Capitanini Ms. Diana Chafey and Mr. Charlie Olson J. Morgan Chism-Diebold Nancy Ciezki and Diane Kostecke James and Julie Coffman Marge and Lew Collens Pam and Howard Conant Constance Coning‡ Everett and Susan Conner‡ Ed and Melissa Cook J. Gorman Cook Mr. and Ms. Robert Creamer Maureen Crowley Liese Dallbauman Rathin Datta Jonathan Davila Ms. Pam Davis and Mr. Dan Davis Richard and Lisette Davison Mr. and Mrs. Habeeb Dihu Michele and George Dragisity John F. Dziedziak‡ F.S. Eberts Jennifer M. Ellin Susan Emmerson Erika Erich Malcolm D. Ewen Ms. Morgan Flatley and Mr. Luke Johnson Jean and Jim Foley Foley Family Foundation Mr. Robert Forest Joanne B. Friedland Kathryn C. Froney Myriam Fullard Denise Michelle Gamble Timothy A. Gant and Scott Perry Hank and Sandy Gentry William J. Gibbons Tara Gillespie Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Glaser Keith Goggin Eileen M. Golan Ms. Deidra Gold Chester Gougis and Shelley Ochab Kerry and Kim Grady‡

Ms. Aimee Graham John S. Mrowiec and Karen Granda Dedrea Gray Dr. Kitty Green Michael and Lisa Greenfield Katherine and Adam Greetis Mr. Michael Guyader Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hacker‡ Faith Dansereau and Larry Haefner Donald and Susan Hallberg Janice Halpern Melanie Harris James and Anne Heger Emily Heisley-Stoeckel and Kevin Stoeckel Frank and Midge Heurich Scott Hildebrand Melinda and Craig Hilsenbeck James and Margot Hinchliff Anne Linsdau-Hoeppner and Walter F. Hoeppner III Ms. Cheryl Hoffman Kilton Hopkins‡ Arnold and Judith Horwich‡ Holly E. Humphreys Clare and Mark Hurrelbrink‡ Jean Perkins and Leland Hutchinson William E. Ibe Heather Ingraham Tim Jaster Hal and Dona Jensen Carolyn Johnson Mr. Douglas W. Johnson Sharon R. Johnston James A. Jolley, Jr. and R. Kyle Lammlein Ernest and Harriett Karmin Dennis and Kathryn Karsh Adam and Renee Keats Mr. Thomas Keim Sr. Sheryl and Tom Keith‡ Brian Feiges and Tamar Kelber Michelle Keller Chris Kendrick and Kasturi Haldar‡ Helen J. Kessler William Ketchum Ms. Vicki King Frank and Katherine Kinney‡ Janet Knauff‡ Annette Baldwin and Paul Kolansinski Rob and Laura Kozloff Rachel Kraft Melinda Kramer Neal Kulick Family Fund Ms. Deborah Lacusta Chuck and Diane Laff Karen Lalor George M. Langlois, Ph.D.‡ Robert and Lynn Larry Patricia Lauber Marc-Paul Lee Lesnik Family Foundation Patricia L. Levy Catherine Leyser‡ Kaleigh Lockhart Mary Christine Lovejoy

Mr. Larry Loziuk Karyn Lutz Ms. Meredith Mack Karuna Maddava and Henry Beardsley Frank and Chris Maggio Randi Ragins and Bob Markowski Jennifer Marling Mr. and Mrs. George J. Matkov Robert and Eleanor M. McAllister Mr. and Mrs. R. Edward McGreevy‡ Paul and Lana McHenry Hugh and Marybeth McLean Janelle Hoekstra and James McMullin‡ Kathleen A. McQueeny Susan Messing Karen Meyer Tom Mikrut Helen Harvey Mills Marcus Mintz Robert and Lois Moeller Joyce Morimoto Blake and Debra Moritz‡ Darcy Morowitz Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Morrow Pamela Moy Michael and Kathleen Murtaugh Joseph Mwachullah Walter Nathan Randy Nease Joan Neil Wendy Norris Emily and Hank Neuberger Barbara Rawley and Daniel Nordby‡ Ralph and Victoria Nuzzo Ms. Maureen O’Brien Margaret O’Connor and Michael O’Meara Richard Ostrow Grayce Papp Patricia Parchem and Candace Zimmerman‡ Jana O’Brien and Wayne T. Parman John and Roberta Paskvalich Thomas Pawlik and Ava Cohn Sandra and Michael Perlow Bill and Judy Pesetski Dr. Susan Burland and George Plumb Brett Plyer Podolsky Family Foundation Avi and Joan Porat Ms. Sara J. Potts Dr. Jean E. Prebis‡ V. Pristera, Jr.‡ Jonathon Pyburn‡ Ms. Barbara Morse Quinn and Mr. Barry Quinn Marsha Raanan Richard and Joan Ralph‡ Jesus Ramirez Jeff and Susan Rashid P. Kevin Reidy‡ Fred and Karen Rhynders Thomas Kapacinskas and Judith Robert

Stephen and Caryn Robin Randy and Betsy Rochman Steve Rodichok and Renee Gattone‡ Joseph Ross and Jean Shutler Lisa and Doug Rosskamm Kimberly and Ari Rubenfeld Diana and Ed Ruthman Bettylu and Paul Saltzman Henry J. Sampson‡ Sheldon and Lynne Sandman Chris and Barb Sanford‡ Brett Saternus Bill Savage Curt Schade Ms. Susan Schaefer Stephanie Scharf and David Taber‡ Marie-Claude Schauer‡ Mr. and Mrs. Darryl G. Schimeck Danelle Schuch Nancy and Mark Schumacher Susan and Gary Schuman Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Schwab Carla Scott‡ Nedinia Searle Ms. Leslie Shad Mr. Josh Shames David Shanahan Michael Shapiro and Deb Gohr Shapiro Mr. and Mrs. David R. Shevitz Brent Siegel Jodi Silberman Julia Simpson Christine A. Slivon Charles Smith Sharon Specht Mr. Michael Stashwick Mr. Frank Steeves Michael and Salme Harju Steinberg Patty Sternberg Linda and John Stock Kelly Stonebraker and Deborah Stonebraker Mary Strabel Mr. Gary Strandlund Terri E Strauss Ms. Jennifer Stuart Ms. Patti Szabo Tracy Tajbl and Neil Jones John R. and Catherine Taylor Jeanne Towns Catherine E. Turner‡ Jane Tyner Susan Vonderheid Karen and Herb Wander Laura and Bob Watson‡ Mr. and Mrs. Ben Webster John W. Wheeler Brian and Nancy Whitlock Leslie Whittet Ms. Michele Willmott Gary and Modena Wilson‡ Johner Wilson Matthew Wilson and Anne Posner Cynthia Wirth Jessica and Jeff Wisniewski‡


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Individual Contributors Annual Fund Charlotte Wojnowski‡ Ms. Sarah Wolff and Mr. Joel Handelman Jane Worthington Mr. Naywri Wright Carol N. Yamamoto Stephanie Yancey DESIGNERS ($250 – 499) Anonymous (17) Thomas W. Abendroth and Terri L. Mascherin Jeannie L. Adams Ms. Yolanda T. Adler Mr. and Mrs. Brian Ahern Thomas B. Aldrich III Helen and Mark Alison Ms. Mar Alkemade Ms. Polly Allen Denise Allsberry Greg and Janine Amoroso Ken and Donna Amos‡ Ms. Mimi Anderson Mary and Paul F. Anderson Scott and Jeanna Ando Cedric H. Antosiewicz and Margaret M. Gudenas Jurgis and Dalia Anysas Walter Aque Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Armada Jean Arrington Mr. Hrayr Attarian Kaye B. Aurigemma‡ Jim Babin Melissa and Richard Bacon Spencer and Daniel Baker John and Sharon Baldwin Michael and Mary Baniak Catherine Bannister Roy Barber Cynthia Barginere Leslie and Bill Barker Charles Barnett Mr. and Mrs. James Barone Mr. Matt Bartel Mia A. and Scott Bass Priscilla Ryan and Frank Battle‡ Laura M. Batzer‡ Brian and Jennifer Bauer Maria Bautista Judy and Chris Beardsley Thomas Bearrows and Holly Hirst Mr. Michael Beasley Ms. Claudia Crilly Bellucci John and Taru Berg John and Elizabeth Berge‡ Dorothea Berggren Julian and Joan Berman Gene and Natalie Bernadoni Mandy Berry Jane E. Berry Mr. Jeff Berta Dr. Mary E. Belford MD and Mr. Ric Berta Ms. Leslie Bertagnolli Martha Berzon


Laura and Philip Bierman Lois and Stanley Birer James Bishop Frances and Ed Blair Nicholas J Blair Mr. Terry Blake Dan Bleil Mr. Mark Bloom Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Boardman R. Darrell Bock Anthony Boggiano Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Bolas Ms. Deborah Bone Nina Boryszczuk Albert Boumenot‡ Donald F. Bouseman Samuel and Phyllis Bowen Jeff Boyce Michael and Kate Bradie‡ William Brady Dr. Michael C. Branch MD Andrea Brands Mrs. John J. Bransfield, Jr. Mr. Robert Brewer David Briggs Robert and Joell Brightfelt Sarah Brittin‡ Mr. and Mrs. Norman Brooks Jean Broom Larry and Susan Broutman Julie A. Brown Susan Buchanan and Steve Buchanan Ed Bucher‡ Ms. Cynthia Buckley David A. Buls Mr. and Mrs. Bill Burfeind Bruce and Kate Burgun Ms. Genevieve Burns Crystal and Thomas F. Bush Richard Butler Robert and Cheryl Byron Toni and Mike Cainkar David and Janna Caldarelli Karen A. Callaway Andrew Campbell and Dana Campbell Barry Carlson Ms. Lindsay Walter Carlton and Mr. Christopher Carlton Fairbank and Lynne Carpenter Mr. and Mrs. Jay Case Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Chandler Gerry and Carol Chrisman Mr. Mike Christ Mr. Timothy Christian Sam and Kathleen Ciulla‡ Drs. William and Elizabeth Clark Mr. James Clark and Ms. Christina Labate Dr. and Mrs. Robert Clark Carol and Michael Clarke Bente Clausen Betty Cleeland‡ Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Coleman Mr. and Mrs. Curt Coolidge

Mr. Robert Corbett Ron Corthell and Laura Bartolo Robert Crawford Colin and Teri Cross Mr. Bruce Crown Scott Cullen James Culp Allyson Cunningham Mr. Dan Curley David and Jean Curtis Laura and Frank Czechanski Josh Daitch‡ Stephen F. Danziger Ms. Mary Davidson Anne Megan Davis‡ Michelle and Ronald De Vlam‡ Linda DeBolt Roxanne Decyk and Lew Watts Ms. Cheryl Deese Pierre Desy and Michel Desjardins Matthew J. Devereux April Dial Austin Dias Jennifer Dienes Mr. Lorraine Dimun Mr. Vincent Dina Jeff Dineen Michele and Robert Disselhorst Edward Dobbins William and Phyllis Dobrin Dorothy L. Domuray Ms. Nancy Dondero Ms. April Donnellan Mr. Paul Donnellan Raymond and Marybeth Drake Raymond H. Drymalski Natalie Dudek‡ Mr. Paul Dufallo Mr. Michael Dumke Will Dunne Gregory Durkin Leah Mooshil‡ Mr. and Mrs. Jon R. Dutcher Joan and John Dysart Jeanene Ebert Estia Eichten and Deborah Eichten Michael and Kristen Goggin Linda A. Ellis Ms. Heather Erickson Lori Eyre‡ Brian Fabes and Lisa Schneider Fabes Edith and Gerald Falk Maurice Fantus and Judith Aiello Demitri and Pamela Fardelos Linda and Ed J. Farkas Ms. Juliette Feld Deb Feldman Toni and Joel Fenchel Mr. William Field Mr. Dan Filowitz Dr. and Mrs. James M. Fisch Liz Fisher Jeremiah Fisher Paul and Christy Fisher‡ Marilyn E. Fites

Catherine S. Flanagan Adrienne Flowers Jim and Yvonne Fogerty‡ Mike Folk Ms. Betty Forman Timothy and Janet Fox Reverend Mark A. Fracaro‡ Bonnie and Frank Henke‡ Dr. and Mrs. James Franklin Ms. Rhona Frazin Joy Frey Kimberly Masius June Freidlich Susan and Sy Frolichstein Susan Fuchs, M.D. Phillip D. Funkenbusch‡ Mr. Vince Gaffney Heather Gardner Ellen Garippo Royal Gaston Mark and Bonnie Gehrman Dr. and Mrs. Mark Gendleman Philis and Alex George‡ Thomas and Patricia Germino‡ Ms. Alison Geyer Sandra Gidley Marina and Sander Gilman‡ Clark and Nancy Gilpin Carlen Gilseth Mr. and Mrs. Marin Gjaja Mr. William Glascott and Ms. Jane Pothoff Stan and Gerry Glass Anneliese Glick Jaye and John Golanty Florence Bonnick and Jay M. Goldberg Karen Goldstein‡

The Greffin Family Mrs. Katharine C. Gross Marie Gunn‡ Dr. and Mrs. John W. Gustaitis Mick Guzman William C Haddad Sarah Hadley Mr. David Haley Bob and Melanie Halvorson‡ Bill Hamilton Chester and Phyllis Handelman Howard Handler Dr. Raymond and Arlene Handler Kristin and Charles Harper Tom and Virginia Hartley‡ Liz Hartong Julianne Hartzell Richard and Dorothy Harza Ali Hassan and Amber Fritz‡ Robert and Linda Hauser Van and Ruth Hawkins‡ Jean Hawkinson Mr. and Mrs. Brian Hayes Stephen Henderson Pat and Ron Henning Joyce K. Herdliska Constance Herrera Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hession‡ John and Martha Higgins Lina and Dave Hilko‡ Fred Hill Linda and John Hillman Mr. and Ms. Bill Hinchman Bill and Pat Hitt Mr. Karl Hoffman Philip and Eileen Hoffman Jerri and David Hoffmann Jo Holzer‡

“I’ve attended performances at theaters from coast to coast. Nothing matches the feeling of a Steppenwolf production. That’s theater worth supporting. I get a great return on my ‘investment.’” —Jack J. Adrian, Steppenwolf supporter since 1998 Marsha and Michael Goldstein Enid J. Golinkin Sue-Gray Goller Samuel J. Goodman Leo and Linda Gordon Robert Gordon Darla Goudeau Joanne Graham Laurence and Carrie Grant Paula Turner Grasso Susan Leigh‡ Mr. Sherwin Green Dr. and Mrs. Robert Greendale

Paula Horn Eric Horng Mr. Peter Hoskow Ms. Karen Hott Leigh and John Hourihane Thomas and Karen Howell Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hughes Karen Hunken‡ Patricia Hunt‡ Dard Hunter Robin and Harry Hunter Patricia Hurley Jim and Joyce Ibers

Mr. Troy Ihlanfeldt Sue and Bob Imig Jim and Peggy Isherwood Ronald and Lizette Jacobson John David Jawor‡ Douglas and Margaret Jayes‡ Emily Jelsomeno Todd and Jennifer Jones Daniel and Mary Ann Jordan Sandra L. Jordan Angela Kabbes Melvin and Annie Kahn Ms. Heather Kalita Joseph J. Kane Olwyn J. Kane Mr. Jon Kaplan Norma and Nolan Kaplan Cantor Aviva Katzman and Dr. Morris Mauer‡ Dr. Susan A. Kecskes‡ Ms. Stephanie Keenan Eva Kellogg Ms. Sheena Kemp Ms. Lucy Kereta-Bloch Andrew Keyt Seema Khan‡ Candace Killian Mike and Leslie King Sylvia and John Kinney Drs. Tom and Linda Kirch Dr. M. Barry and Diane Kirschenbaum Matt and Karen Klickman Dawn Klingensmith and Jeff Pinkerton Mr. and Mrs. David Knapp Ms. Molly Kobelt John Kobza Steve Koch Mr. Michael Kochman Ms. Sheila Komarek Cheryl and Robert Kopecky Barry and Cheryl Kreiter Mr. Craig Krenek Mary Kupferberg Walter and Elaine Kurczewski Terri Lacy Marcia Lafferty‡ Mr. Kurt Lagerloef‡ Ed and Bettine Landon Terrence Landry Ghita Lapidus Thomas Lariviere‡ Robert Larrimore‡ Edward and Laverne Larsen Nancy and Alan Lasser Dr. and Mrs. Jules H. Last Marc Lauerman Peter and Shirley Dugdale Laundy Douglas Lavanture Peter Lawler Mr. Michael Leb Mr. and Mrs. Richard Lebolt‡ Jill S. Lederman‡

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


Individual Contributors Annual Fund Olivia Lee Bill Lee and Malinda Hamann‡ Peggy and Greg Legan‡ Mr. Brett Legner Linda Legner Travis Leiser Sheila Fields Leiter Ms. Laurie Leli Jeffrey and Elise Lennard Jeffrey Lennard David and Sandy Lentz Darrell Leonard and Ed Nowak Carolyn S. Levin Dr. and Mrs. Harvey J. Levin Mr. Grant Ley Rachel Libman Fran and Chuck Licht Robert and Martha Lichter Mr. and Mrs. Paul Liebenson Cheryl Lindquist Barbara and Edward Linn Lynn Liston‡ Lee Litas Margit “Maggie” Livingston‡ Velda Lloyd Mr. and Mrs. Gershon Locker Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lofgren Renee Logan Katherine M. Lorenz Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lovaas Jeff and Nancy Lowenthal‡ Judy and George Lowman James and Janet Lusk Matt MacKenzie Madeline MacMillan Mr. Joe Madden Mr. and Mrs. Charles Magill Ms. Karen Maki Joseph and Rose Manak Brooke and Mike Mandrea Sandra Mangurian‡ Samantha & David Mann Steve and Melissa Marovich Ed and Linnea Martin‡ Mr. Michael B. Masius Jr. Erica and Frank Matagrano‡ David and Karen Mattenson Mr. and Ms. Sergey Mavrody John McCambridge Mr. And Mrs. Michael Mccarthy Nicolette McDavid‡ C. A. McElligott Terrance and Jane McElroy Sharon McGee Elisabeth and Michael McHugh Ryan and Claire McKenzie Joan Mclane Kathy and Alan McLaughlin‡ Ms. Mary McNulty Nuncia and Rafael Medina Sheila and Harvey Medvin John and Lisa Merlock Bruce Merrick Allyson Metcalf and Brian Tennison‡ David and Linda Metschke‡ Michael and Madeline Hughes


Sheba Miller-Morris Nina Kavin and Kerry A. Miller Alison Millerick Craig and Donna Mindrum Dino and Heathre Moler Barbara and Ron Moline Mort and Joan Mollner Reginaldo and Jennifer Montague‡ Jack Montgomery Janet and Robert Montgomery‡ Forrest Moore Sheba Miller-Morris Corinne S. Morrissey Dr. Martin Mozes and Mrs. Chava Mozes Charles G. Mueller Ms. Ellen Muench Gerald and Maia Mullin Patrick Mulvey James and Jean Murphy Tom Murray Tom Myers‡ Mike and Nance Nalepa Denise E. Nedza Vernon Nelson and Kay Alden Mr. Jack Newell Elizabeth and John Newman‡ Mark Noethen Mr. and Ms. Carlton Nolan Kitty Norton Mr. and Mrs. Charles Norwesh Susan and Nicholas Noyes Mike and Joan O’Brien Karin O’Connor John and Megan O’Connor‡ Peg O’Connor‡ Ronan and Jill O’Donovan Barbara and Franklin A. O’Leary Larry and Barbara Olin Paul Oliver Don Olson Bruce Oltman Mr. and Mrs. John O’Malley Timothy O’Neill and Jane Rutherford Nancy and Myles O’Reilly‡ Jamie and Rachel Orlikoff Mr. and Ms. Don Oros Ms. Anastasia Osipova Mayor John and Jacqueline Ostenburg Patrick and Eileen O’Sullivan Michelle Owens Mr. Dale Packard and Ms. Linda Edral‡ Frances and William Paden Hilda and Jose Padilla Deborah Page Catherine and Robert Parks Mr. Pradip Patiath and Ms. Shalini Sharma Sheldon Patinkin Peggy Paulsen Robert Payne III Charles and Melanie Payne Lynn and Mel Pearl Margaret Pendry

Individual Contributors Annual Fund Leanne Perlman Ross and Jackie Peterson Andy Phelps Charles and Mary Phillips Linda S. Piccolo Ms. Laura Pichon Barb and Ned Piehler William and Suzan Pinsof Chuck and Judy Piper Ms. Vera Pless Elizabeth and Harvey Plotnick Danielle Pollard Dan Polsby‡ Ellen Pomes‡ Frank C. Pond‡ Pam and Dean Pontikes James and Gayle Prete Jean and Preston Price‡ David and Valeria Pruett John Puma‡ Jane Purdy Dave and Darby Putman Pamela Qualls Kevin and Dagmara Quast Leona Quist Lori Ramsey Mr. Craig Randall Barbara Rapp Mr. and Ms. Scott M. Rappe Robert Rauschenberg Gabriel and Dorit Raviv Steve Reagan Diane Reilly Lisa Remby Clisson and Patricia Rexford Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Richter, Jr.‡ Laura Riddle Susan and Rick Rieser Jacob Ringer Bill and Deborah Roberts Carol and Riney Robertson Sandra and Jeffrey Rochman Mr. Bruce Rodman Mary Lu and Kenneth Roffe Beverly J. Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Robert Rogoz Mrs. Sarene L. Rosen Mr. David Rosenbaum Honey and Howard Rosenfeld Mary Rosengrant Hilary Rosenthal Mr. and Ms. Richard Rosenthal Michael and Bonnie Rothman Kathryn Rothstein Maureen A. Rubino Susan B. and Dr. Myron E. Rubnitz Manfred Ruddat Ms. Joseph Rulli Brad S. Rutledge Dan and Deni Ryan John and Eileen Saksa A. Sue Samuels Julia Nowicki and Timothy A. Sanborn MD Mr. and Mrs. Steven Sargent Christopher and Ann Marie Saternus

John and Mary Satter Robert and Mary Ann Savard‡ Jane Schaafsma Edna Schade Allison and Charles Scherer Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Schewe Seymour Schiff and Bernice Elbin Schiff Tony and Celeste Scolaro‡ Nedinia Searle Jeff and Sonia Semenchuk‡ Mr. John Sevcik Ms. Sandra Shane-DuBow and Mr. Richard Hay Jeffrey S. Sharp and Elizabeth D. Sharp David and Kimberly Shaw Luna Okada and Wynn Sheade Cathy Shelko Timothy Sherck‡ Karen Shields Bradley and Ellen Shorser Ms. Renee Shrier Mr. Peter Sichrovsky Eric and Sabrina Sigg Margaret and Alan Silberman Rhett Silver Judy Silverman Susan and Paul Silverman‡ Patricia Costello Slovak Laura C. Smail Karen Smilie Betty Scott Smith Chuck Smith Edith Smith Drs. Carol Payne and Robert L. Smith Mr. Stephen A. Smith James Smutniak Jackie Snuttjer Henry So and Joe Senese Mr. Andrew Sobol Ms. Dana Sodikoff Ms. Jamie Sodikoff Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sodikoff Michael Solberg Sonja L Solberg Steven and Judith Soria‡ Mr. Joseph Spellman and Ms. M. Drazba Stephen Spigel and Diana Williams Marilyn and Joel Sprayregen Shantha Sreekanth Colin Stalnecker Diana and Thomas Stamborski Tanya Stanfield Mr. Eric Stavriotis Sarah Stec and Doug Bobenhouse Peggy Steffy Seena and Carey Stein The Steinbachs‡ Dorie Sternberg Ms. Barbara Stewart Todd Stofflet and Jason Stevens

Jeanine Stout Mr. Paul Strabbing Mercedes and Martin Straus Bethany Stripp Mr. Larry Stuckey Robin Kline and William Summers Ms. Janet Sussman Yvonne Sutor‡ Ms. June Tate and Mr. Samuel Coffee, Jr. Ms. Elaine R. Taylor Vivian Teng Ilene Patty and Tom Terpstra Richard and Alice Teutsch Richard and Anita Thies Barbara and Randolph Thomas Ms. Sue Thompson Cade Thurlby Richard Tobiason Mr. David Todd Trevor Tomkins Ms. Sharlene Toney Mr. Eddie Torres John and Madalyn Traff Ronald Trigg Jeff Tsai Ms. Anne Tucker Mary and Greg Tuite Edward and Edith Turkington Annette Turow Deborah Twardowski Chris Ulmer Mr. and Mrs. Mike Unetich Mr. Peter Van Kempen Betty Vandenbosch Peter and Lilian Vardy Kathryn Vehe‡ Butch and Debbie Viccellio Ken and Lorraine Victor Jessica Videlka Dr. Susan Vineyard‡ Paul D. Waas Eugene and Sandra Wagner Robert and Rose Wagner Ms. Amy Waldon William and Sharon Wallin William and Patricia Walsh Deborah and Neil Warner‡ Elissa B. Weaver Melanie and Judson Weeks James Weidner Michael Weiland and Shelley MacGregor Ms. Wallace Weinper Sherrie and Albert Weiss Adam and Jamie Weyeneth Charles and Leah Wheelan Steve and Bonnie Wheeler Esther White and Mindy Terrell Dot and Dan Whittenberger Larry and Susan Wikman Mrs. Barbara Wilder Jon Will and Ada Mary Gugenheim‡ Deborah B. Williams, Ph.D.

Johner “JT” Wilson Mr. Mark Wilson Susan and Bob Wislow Iris S. Witkowsky Ms. Elizabeth Wohlleb Stanley Wojcicki Lawrence Wojcik Ann R. Wolfe‡ Andrew and Meghan Woltman‡ Kelly Wood Dr. Rodney and Susan Yergler‡ Linda Yin Sandy Young Francesca Zambello David and Nikki Zarefsky Daniel Ziembo and Nancy Cook Margaret Moses and Mike Zimmer Tighe Zimmers Mark and Margie Zivin Kathy Willhoite and Rodd Zolkos PLAYERS ($150 – 249) Anonymous (28) Frida Abrahamian Richard and Louise Abrahams Nancy Abshire Mr. Brian Acuff Heidi Adams Donna Dorl-Adams and Tom Adams Dwetri Addy Ms. Kaleem Ahmed Mr. Robert Airhart John B. Albright Mr. Kenneth Alexander Barbara and Oscar Alonso‡ Alyssa Altman Caryl and Brian Anderson Judith Anderson Testosterone Tom Anson Mr. Dean Antonopoulos Robert Arensman Rosemary Crowley Mr. Rex Babiera Linda A. Bacci James M. Bachner Bill and Ann Baker Elizabeth and Jack Bannon Mr. Simon Bare Merrill Barnes Beverly Bartel Jeanette and Vern Bartels Dr. Bruce and Sally Bauer‡ Jayne Bazos‡ Anne Beck Dan Bell Nanette Benbow Christine and Michael Benton Judith Bergen Harvey and Helene Berlin‡ Mr. Larry Bernstein Mr. Stephen Best Mary Anne and Joe Bigane Ben Birch John Blackburn and Bill Gilmer

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


Individual Contributors Annual Fund Marc D. Blakeman Judith L. Blank Teresa N. Blaurock‡ Bernard and Nancy Blayer Annonymous Claudia and John Boatright Linda Bolte Catherine Borowski Larry and Margo Bostrom Mr. Kurt Bowden Bob and Sue Bowker Elaine Brandstetter Steven and Lisa Bosco Nicole and David Braun Susan M Brazas Judith and Harold Bregman Ms. Stephanie Brenner Carolyn Brna Albert and Jean Broday Tim Brogla and Laura Demoor Beth Sprecher Brooks Frank Brooks and Andrea Twiss-Brooks‡ Beth Brown Evelyn G. Brown Robert and Ilene Brown Edith Brownman John Buenz Anne Burke Tripp Burton Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Bussell Mr. James Butler William Butler Kelly and Kasia Byrne Ms. Amy Callahan Mr. and Ms. Stephen Carlson Mr. and Mrs. Michael Case‡ Mrs. Constance K. Casey Nick Casto Beverly and Dennis Cavanaugh James Challancin Ms. Leemor Chaplin Stephen and Jane Chernof Ms. Debbie Chipman James Christle Ms. Virginia Clark Kimberly Clawson‡ Dr. Neil Clipstone Thomas and Kathleen Coleman Ms. Roma Colwell-Steinke Cheryl and Gary Conley Peter and Judith Connolly‡ Marcia Mary Cook‡ Dr. Tracy Cooley Zachary Cooper Harvey and Arlene Coustan Ms. Merle Cowin Carol I. Crane Shirley Craven, Ph.D. Tony Creed Mr. Mark Curran Paul and Deanna Danao‡ Kathleen Daniels Bruce and Tina Day Ms. Rebecca Delcomyn


Maureen and Mel De Matoff Michelle and Christopher DeMent Mr. Bob Dengel Mary and Daniel Deziel Stewart and Shari Diamond Harriet and Lou Dicerbo John and Martha Diener Rachel and Paul H. Dieterle Maria Domanskis Joseph Dellaratta Susan V. Downing Donald and Beatrice Drayer Judy and Jerry Drommerhausen Rosanne Druian Eileen and Howard Dubner David and Suzanna Dulin Elizabeth Duquette Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Durot John and Pat Dyble Wendy Eager Rick Eddington Carla and Jay Edelston Sharon Eiseman Marci Eisenstein Whitney Ekblad Nancy Felton-Elkins and Larry Elkins Julie Ellafrits Phyllis Ellis Derrick English Mark and Virginia Erlanson Judy Erwin Ed Everett Jamie and Sam Evins Ms. Jenifer Fabian

Individual Contributors Annual Fund Chad Fitzloff Sam Fleischacker and Amy Reichert‡ Kass Fleisher‡ Heather and Jeff Fleitz Sandy Fliegelman Jeanne Flosi Art Fogel Bernadette Foley and Richard Landgraft‡ Paul Fong Calvin Forbes Ms. Carma Forgie Marilyn and Eric Fors‡ John and Adrian Foster Mr. William Fotis Donna Fredricksen William Freitag Richard and Lois Fuhrer Daniel and Dorothy Fusco Ms. Julie M. Galiotto and Mr. Tony Galiotto Mr. Brandon Gardner Raymond and Patricia Gass Cheryl Gehrke Barbara J. Geist Ava George Stewart Nancy Gidwitz Geoffrey L. Gifford Hugh and Doris Gilbert Patricia and James Gladden Mitchell Glaser Sarah E. Tarabori Sue Golan Marvin and Phyllis Goldblatt

“We love your donor events! They give us an insider’s view of the creative process, and a personal connection to the actors and all of the staff involved in the development of your productions. Donor events are a great benefit and a tremendous opportunity to engage deeply with the entire Steppenwolf theater community!” —Dave and Linda Metschke, Steppenwolf supporters since 2005 Paul Fahy Tom and Terry Fallon David and Loren Farmer Mr. Stephen Fedo Ms. Mary Feeney Drs. Richard and Roberta Feldman Mr. Kyle Fennell Ira Fenton Mark Fenzel KC Ferguson Ms. Katherine Feucht Elaine Filus Marty and Susie Fine Peter Fischer Mr. and Ms. Donald Fisher Sara Stern and Ted Fishman‡

Mr. Ivan Golden Jennifer Goldman Dr. Deirdre Dupre and Dr. Robert Golub Jessica L. Gonzalez Sandra and James Goodman Bruce Gorchow and Marie Fioramonti Sophie and Bob Gordon Patricia Graham Bobby Grant William and Diane Grant Judy Grasmick Chris Gravenites Allen Greenberger Hannah Greene

James and Lynn Grogan Merle and Barry Gross Jeffrey Gross Nathan and Evelyn Grossman Bryan and Pamela Gruley David A. Hall Ted and Kathleen Halloran Richard Halvorsen Ms. Mary Kay Hardcastle Anne Harney Alex Harris and Stefanie Glover Ameerah Harris Ms. Barbara Hart Edward and Louise Hartigan Patrick and Carol Haverty Steve Hayes and Patricia Olcenica Dave Hayes and Mary Stelmach-Hayes Diana J Healy Bridget and Richard Heathfield Albert and Amy Heber Mr. and Ms. Bruce Hecktman Alison Hefele Bonney Alison Heiser Drs. Uri and Tamar Heller Martha Henry Ms. Lynne Hensel Nancy Herring Marcia and Darrell Herschler‡ David and Patricia Hight Mr. and Mrs. John L. Hill James Hill and Patrice Keleher Michael Hinz Nancy and Allen Hirschfield Morgan and Melissa Hirst Vivian and Dave Hock John and Virginia Hogan Ms. Karolina Hogueisson Ms. Janet Hoiberg Nancy C. Holland‡ Donald and Karen Holmberg Jeffrey Holst Mr. James Holzhauer Chanda Hott William Hubbard Annie Nabra Mr. Dave Dimmlich and Ms. Beth Hummelberg Ms. Amy Hutchison Richard Hutner and Lena Motev Matthew Ingenito Beartriz Iorgulescu Grady Irey Joan Istrate Ms. Eileen Jeffers Patricia A. Jiganti Laura R. Johnson Mr. Tony Johnson Jasond A Jones Joyce D. N. Jones Mary Jo Kanady Shelly Kaplan Steven Kaplan Mr. and Mrs. James Kargman

Jerry Karlin Mel and Renee Katten Annonymous Matthew Keller, Jr. Valerie Kendrick Ms. Portia Kennel Harry Kenny Rita Kerns Linda Belan and Vincent Kinehan‡ Dawn and Jim Kink Maureen and Kim Klatt Kelli Klauber Susan Klein Douglas and Catherine Knuth Zachary Koenig Janet Kohrman Betty H. Kolb Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kooperman Stanley J. Koziol Jennifer A. Krug Ken and Janet Kubis Bob Kunio and Libby Roth‡ Ms. Kim Kusiciel Carol L. Kutak Pamela K. Ladd Steve LaHaie Kevin Lamanna Ms. Margaret Lambrecht Allen Lawent Dayna Lee Neil Lenhoff Wallace and Carol Lennox Robert Levels Marc and Cynthia Levin Michael R. and Cara Levinson Mr. and Mrs. Mark Levitin Susan Levitt Gregory Lewis and Mary Strek‡ Jacquie Lewis Arlene Lieb Arnie Liepa and Susan Warren-Liepa Jean Linsner Ms. Sherry Liske Mr. and Mrs. Burton Litwin Judi Lockhart Ingrid LoGiudice Thomas and Susan Long Sherry Lundell Elliott and Miriam Lyon Mardie MacKimm Alice R. Macy Claude Maechling and Carrie McNally‡ Mr. Patrick Magee Ms. Veronica Maldonado J.V. and Tracey Malkovich Ms. Donna Mallon Loretta Malone Pamela Manning Wendy Manto David Marker and Georgann Joseph Nancy and Kenneth Marks Tom and Robin Martin Anthony and Laura Massaro

Henry and Peggy Matson Mr. and Mrs. R. David Matthews John May Margaret F. May Lisa Mayntz and William M. Blidy John M. McCabe Thomas and Barbara McCaffrey Leonard Mccormick Stacey and Patrick McCusker Danny and Mary McDermott Denise McGuffin Anastasia McGuire Ms. Therese McGuire and Mr. Rob Porter Joseph and Agnes McHugh Erin E. McInerney Ann and Christopher McKee‡ Angie McKie Robert and Lorel McMillan Tom and Adrienne McMullen Claretta Meier Maureen Meier Scott and Beth Mercola Michael and Nancy Merel Eric and Jess Mersmann Terri Mertz and Richard P. Deranian Chuck and Sylvia Meyers‡ Ron Micheletto‡ Dean A. Miller and Martha H. Swift Ron and Pat Miller Sandy and Scott Miller‡ Susan M. Miller Nathan Fleming and Abby Mohaupt‡ Roger and Pauline Mohr Drs. Terri Monk and B. Craig Weldon‡ Chris and Kathe Monley‡ Ms. Carolyn Montford Brian Weatherford and Steven Montgomery Ms. Shannon Moore Ms. Shirley Moore Ms. Mary Louise H. Morrison David and Linda Moscow William Myers Ms. Lois Mysliwy Jenny Nagaoka and Bart Longacre Jamie Nagle Elke Aippersbach and Piers Nash Jack and Leanne Neurauter Charlotte Newfeld Tom and Julia Nicholas Dani Nichols Mark and Maggie Nichter‡ Karen Nickelson Lynne Nieman Mary Nolen Mr. Peter Norman Mr. Hans Frank Normolle Ms. Ellen Noth Mary Pat O’Brien Maria and Ev Ocasio Mr. Gary Ochs Shelia and Julian Oettinger

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


Steppenwolf Donor Events These one-of-a-kind events celebrate the work seen on our stages with our acclaimed ensemble of artists. Directors Circle Dinner with the cast of Russian Transport Thursday, January 16 Directors Circle members are invited to join us for a private dinner with the cast of Russian Transport, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. After an artistic discussion with the cast about the process and their experiences with the play, guests will sit down for a delicious dinner and lively conversation. This event is for Directors Circle members only. For more information on becoming a member, please contact Jessica Gretch at 312-654-5672 or

Annual Fund performance of Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ production of Leveling Up Saturday, March 1 Annual Fund donors at the Players Level are invited to join us for a special reception and performance of Leveling Up, followed by a conversation led by members of our Young Adult Council. See firsthand how our Steppenwolf for Young Adults programming serves the community, all made possible by the generosity of our supporters. This event is for Annual Fund donors only. For more information on becoming a donor, please contact Suzanne Miller at 312-654-5617 or

The Red or White Ball Friday, March 28 Join Steppenwolf’s young professional board, the Auxiliary Council, for their signature event benefitting Steppenwolf’s nationally recognized education program, Steppenwolf for Young Adults. Guests of the 2014 Red or White Ball will enjoy small bites from hot Chicago restaurants, multiple open bars, must-have silent auction and raffle prizes, and dancing late into the night. This event is open to the public. For more information on purchasing tickets, please contact Kaleigh Lockhart at 312-654-5623 or


Individual Contributors Annual Fund Christine Olson and James Eccleston Kirsten Olson Daniel and Laura O’Neill Peter and Alanne Ori Susan Orlowski County Clerk David Orr Marjorie Orr Mr. Nick Paavola Ronna Page Jim and Sue Pajakowski Lynne Pantalena Mark and Mary Partridge Audrey and John Paton Douglas and Linda Paul Dr. Steven and Mimi Binette Elyse Pearlman and Brad Teckenbrock Denny and Kay Pearson Caroline Pearson Raymond Olson and Paula Pederson Greg Purdue Vanessa Perkins Ms. Leann Perlman David and Lindsey Peters Katherine D. Peterson Tim Peterson Sheldon and Marcia Pevsner Larry Pfaffenbach David M. Pierce Christine Pilat Chrystin and Lonnie Pleasants‡ Geoffrey Polk Emily R. Pollock Ms. Cecilia Porter Mr. Charles Porter Ms. Regina Porter Posner Family Trust Mike Powell and Deb Boyda‡ Renee Preftakes Charlie Propsom Mr. and Mrs. William B. Prugh Lynn and Clayton Pruitt Laura Quayle Katherine Quigg Bernard and Joan Rabinowitz Heidi Ralli Dean Rapp Ms. Azar Rashidfarokhi Bridget Ray Jeff Raymond Mr. Chuck Rebesco John Rice Paul Rink Burton R. Rissman Stacey Robbins Marjorie Robinson Mr. and Mrs. Russ Rockenbach Susan W. Rogaliner Deborah Rogers Dr. Daniel A. Roller and Ms. Lynn A. Hellwig Mr. and Mrs. Alan Rosenberg Lorraine Rosenberg Michael Rosenberg Linda Rosenblum and Steven Swiryn

Bernhard and Judith Rosenstein Michael and Erin Lavelle Robert and Sue Ross‡ T. Marshall Rousseau Ms. Shirlee Rubenstein Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rubinstein Michael Ryan David Salkin and Dirk Dennison Van and Sue Salmans Dr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Salter Carolyn Clayton and Patrick Sandercock Mr. and Mrs. Martin Sandoval Ursula Sanne Mr. Gabriel Sayer Ms. Theresa Scales Susan Tobias and Alan Shapiro Alice and Don Schindel Robert and Barbara Schmid Mr. Ed Schmidt Rose Schmidt Frank and Karen Schneider Chris Schroeder Mrs. Margaret Schuring Robert I. Schwartz John Scott and Linda Johnson Barbara Jo and Thomas D. Scott Thomas and Mary Ellen Scott‡ Jo and Glenn Seiden Benjamin C. Seigle Elizabeth G. Selmier Mary Lou Shadle‡ Sugar Shankman Kay Shannon Elizabeth and Michael Shapiro Neil Shapiro‡ Elizabeth and William Sharpe‡ Jennifer P. Sheffield Cheryl and Philip Sheridan‡ Rebecca Shilling Robert and Nancy Shipley Mr. and Mrs. William Shorey‡ Debra Siegel Mark Silver Mrs. Dolores Silverman Ilene Simmons Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sinise Jane Sisco‡ Rae and David Smerling Ms. Janet Smith Lois Smith Mr. Larry K. Snider Vivien Sookram Ben Sosewitz Gary Spangler and Julie B. Aimen-Spangler Dusica Korda-Sparks and James C. Sparks Patricia Staab Rebecca Stanfield Patricia Staszak Donald F. Steiner Wallace Stenhouse Kay Stephens Charles and Janet Stern

Gardner Stern and Maxine Weintraub‡ Robert and Mary Rose Strezewski‡ Jennifer Strople Lisa Sullivan Ms. Patricia Sullivan Linda and Stephen Sullivan Michelle Sweet Ms. Sylwia Szewczyk Richard and Anne Taft Susan C. Taylor Saren A. and Robert D. Tepper Mr. Darrin Thomas William Thomas‡ Floyd Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Towers Daniel Trainor and Claudia Berg Kristin Trovillion Edward and Julie Turner Susan D. Tuteur Dmitry Tyomkin Shawn Tyrrell Ms. Cynthia Vahlkamp Virginia Vale Caren and Walter Van Slyke Suzanne Venecek‡ Mr. TJ Veneris John Viars Mr. and Ms. Darren Vilmin Mr. Jon Volkert Michael L Wagner Nancy Wai Mr. James T. Walesa Allante Warren Gwenyth B. Warton Amy Waters‡ Mr. David Waud Al Wayne and Lynne Copp James and Christine Webb Mary Jo Weis Hava Weissberg Barbara A. Weithaus Donna Werner‡ Mr. and Mrs. Doug West Elayne L Wheeler‡ Ms. Ann Whitney D. Terry and Sharon Williams Audrey Wilson Fredlyn Wilson David Wise and Dianna Niebylski Coleman Wolf and Ellen Chapelle‡ Stephanie Wolf Gladys L. Wolff Joyce Woods Patrick Woods and Kathleen Clark Mr. James Wright Anita and Steve Yablong Dick Yankow Steve and Arna Yastrow Judith Youngs David and Teresa Zembower Barbe and Bill Zillman


Individual Contributors Auxiliary Council Comprised of more than 100 young professionals, Steppenwolf’s Auxiliary Council works each season to raise funds for the Steppenwolf for Young Adults Programs. We salute the governing members for giving generously of their time and resources. Contact Kaleigh Lockhart at 312-654-5623 or to become an Auxiliary Council member today. Executive Officers

Kim Davis‡, President Francis Sadac‡, Immediate Past President and Directors Circle Liaison Isaac Colunga, Vice President of Partnerships Jasmine Guy, Vice President of Member Experience Kat Rothstein, Vice President of Communication & Outreach Jennifer Stuart, Vice President of Development Founding Officers

Marisa Bryce* Nora Daley*‡ Executive Committee

Vanessa Abron Kristopher Anderson Jon Blanc Steven Collens Bryce Cooper Aimee Graham Conery Hoffman Ryan Stafford Tanya Stanfield Jeff Tsai Governors Vanessa Abron Kristopher Anderson Courtney Bass Jonathan Blanc David Blowers Jr. Julie Brown Haydee Caldero Alexandra Carlson Steven Collens‡ Isaac Colunga Chanel Coney Bryce Cooper Joel Cornfeld Danny Cox Kim Davis‡ Brian Eble‡ Lindsey Ellis Heather Erickson Juliette Feld Rachael F. Garcia Jami Gekas Stephen George Aimee Graham Jasmine Guy Conery Hoffman

Adam Keats Andrew Keyt Rachel Loftspring Sergey Mavrody Marcus Mintz Derek Nelson Ashley Pletz Brett Plyler Sara Potts Kat Rothstein Francis Sadac Dina Searle Ryan Stafford Tanya Stanfield Jennifer Stuart Frank Trocchio Jeff Tsai Johner Wilson Associates Karma Abraham Stephanie Ailor Nicholas Alexsovich Melissa Andrews Marjorie Baltazar Andrew Banas Christina Batorski Andrew Cioffi Molly Clark Derrik Dickinson Tom Ehrhart Nina Esshaki Sean Finn Jodi Frank Rebecca Fons Myriam Fullard Anne Gillespie Tara Gillespie Justin Glasson Ivan Golden Mark Greer Reginald Guy Lucy Hall Matthew Herek Gail Hoffman Erica Jaffe Maureen Johannigman Kelli Johnson Dana Katz Sheena Kemp Molly Kobelt Jeff Koh Nate Kush Katie Lanigan Travis Leiser Marc Levy Julia Luscombe Josh Mallamud James Polka Carolyn Montford

Kristina Morris Brittany Mosley Tyler Murphy Christina Napolez Stacy Newman Leann Perlman Ryan Powers David Pruitt Rissa Reddan Joseph Richiusa David Rigler Bengi Selcukoglu Joe Senese Laura Sexauer Ryan Shafer Steve Sherman Chandra Simmons Pier Smith Lydia Snowden Henry So Jamie Sodikoff Michael Stashwick Sarah Stec Lisa Stevak Kerry Straub Jennifer Strople Michael Tutino Shana Vitek Kerstin Walker Bill Walsh

‡ Directors Circle Member * Steppenwolf Trustee


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

In Honor of Michael Cahan Walter Nathan In Honor of Nora Daley Shawn M. Donnelley In Memory of Helen Doria Rachel Arfa

In Honor of David and Susan Kalt and Eric and Liz Lefkofsky Laura and Scott Eisen In Honor of Jan Melk Richard and Katie Gottfred

In Honor of Frank Galati Susan Lane

In Honor of John and Carol Walter Roger and Pam Weston

In Honor of Lawrence M. Gill and Christine Albright Merle Reskin

In Honor of Ralph Senst and Karen Zelden Linda A. Ellis

In Memory of Dr. Morton Arnsdorf Rosemary Crowley

In Memory of William A. Minneman Margaret Minneman

In Memory of John J. Bransfield, Jr. Myriam L. Bransfield

In Memory of James D. Suchy Richard J. Kos

In Memory of Jerry Horton Katie and Nehl Horton

In Memory of Kari Timm Jill O’Donovan

In Memory of Abby S. Magdovitz-Wasserman Dr. David Wasserman

In Memory of Nancy Wald Albert Wald In Memory of Esther Zadeik Mr. Peter A. Zadeik

In-Kind Contributors Steppenwolf salutes the following individuals and organizations who donated significant goods and/or services. Joan Allen Apex3 Security ARK Restaurant Group Balena Chef Rick Bayless Leonard Becker, Attorney at Law David Binder Kevin Boehm The BOKA Group Catering Chocolate The Chicago Cubs City Winery ClientFirst Consulting Group Crain Communications Inc. CS Magazine Danny Macaroons David Burke’s Primehouse Michael Davis, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. Deca Restaurant and Bar Diageo DJ Madrid Edge Audio Services Event Creative Fred’s at Barneys New York Frontera Grill

Frost Lighting Tony Goldwyn Goose Island Beer Company Joan Hackett Halls Rental Service Halsted Vodka John Hart, Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. HMS Media Hotel Indigo Hotel Lincoln Jellyfish JW Marriott, Chicago Chef Stephanie Izard Neringa Kardelyte Rob Katz Chef Michael Kornick Donna La Pietra Martha Lavey Tracy Letts The Lincoln Center Limelight Food Illuminated Lowitz & Sons Linda Lowy Magnolia Photo Booth Co. Mark Campbell Creative James Vincent Meredith

Laurie Metcalf Microsoft Corporation Sandro Miller MK Restaurant Bruce Norris Ogilvy & Mather, Inc. Partytime-HDD Productions, inc. Peak6 Investments Jeff Perry William Petersen POP The Public Hotel Rondi Reed Jeffrey Richards Associates Riviera Schiff Hardin LLP Anna D. Shapiro Shure Incorporated Gary Sinise Sono Wood-Fired Spin Spun Structured Development Sun-Times Taco Joint The Talbott Hotel Tasty Catering Theatre Development Fund

Tipsycake Steve Traxler David Turner Photography United Airlines Venue One Viaggio Vinci V.I.P. Valet Services, Inc. Bellamy Young The Weinstein Company Whole Foods Sarah and Kerry Wood

Please note that gifts listed above reflect contributions made as of October 2, 2013. Every effort is made to ensure that the informationincluded 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.


Accessibility at Steppenwolf Committed to providing services and programming that enhance the experience of guests with disabilities, Steppenwolf is proud to feature:

Would you like to utilize or learn more about these services? Audience Services 312-335-1650 TTY 312-335-3830 E-mail

Do you use a hearing aid or cochlear implant that has a T-Coil? Do you use a hearing aid or cochlear implant that has a telecoil (T-coil)? For the run of Tribes (December 5 through February 9), we have worked with Assistive Hearing Systems, Ltd. to install a temporary induction loop on the main floor of the Downstairs Theatre. This is part of a trial to determine the viability of a future permanent installation. If you use a personal device that has T-coil functionality and would like to participate in the trial, please feel free to activate your T-coil for the performance. If you do so, we would love to know about your experience——all feedback is helpful. Before or after your performance, please ask any member of our customer service staff for a survey to complete, or email Since this is only a trial, we are unable to guarantee the sound quality afforded by the induction hearing loop. If you typically utilize a service such as an Assistive Listening Device, ASL interpretation or Open Captioning, we suggest that that you still employ that service. You may end up not needing it, but in case the induction loop doesn’t work for you, the play will still be accessible.

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 (312335-1774) into your cell phone and call us when you’re a few minutes away from the theater—we’ll tell you if there’s still space available in our facility, or suggest the most convenient alternative. Spending your intermission in line at the bar? Enjoy the entire break by ordering and paying for your intermission refreshments before the show. When you exit the theater at the end of the first act, your drinks will be waiting for you. Need restaurant information or the score of the ballgame? Please visit our book shop and information desk at the south end of the main floor lobby. Hailing a cab after the play? This is typically an easy affair—– Halsted is a busy street and sees a fair amount of taxi traffic. If you’d like assistance hailing a cab or calling a company, though, just ask a member of the house staff; we’re happy to help.

Lost or Found? On-site? Please check in with a member of the house staff. Already left? Call the Front of House office at 312-932-2445. Want to provide feedback? Your input is always valuable to us. Have an opinion about the play or artistic content? Stick around for the post-show discussion featured after every performance, fill out the 60-Second Survey inserted in this program or join the conversation at Have a comment about your overall experience at the theater ? Please ask us for a customer service form to fill out, or e-mail us at

Images from Steppenwolf’s 2011 Red or White Ball

• Audio-described performances, artistic conversations and touch tours of the stage for guests who are blind or visually-impaired. • Guides dedicated to assisting patrons during audio-described performances. • Complimentary playbills in braille, large-print and audio formats. • American Sign Language-interpreted and open-captioned performances for guests who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. • Volunteers who use sign language to greet the audience at sign-interpreted performances. • Assistive listening devices in our Downstairs and Upstairs theaters. • Wheelchair accessible seats and restrooms in all of our theaters.

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

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



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Tribes Program  

The program for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Tribes, featuring ensemble members Alana Arenas, Francis Guinan and Molly Rega...

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