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L E T T E R F R O M T H E A R T I S T I C D I R E C TO R

DEAR FRIENDS, It is the custom in regional theatre for the outgoing artistic director to select the incoming director’s first season. I am fortunate to inherit Tim Bond’s thoughtful and well-designed season.

 Photo: Marc Safran

Of all the plays considered, I was most pleased that this play, Disgraced, made its way into our 44th season. If you’re a season subscriber, you come to this performance after enjoying Mary Poppins. What a spectacular production that was! It was wonderful, delightful, complete escapism. It offered something we all need, and it represents an important and time honored tradition of going to the theatre to brush off our cares for a few delicious, restorative hours.

you’ll meet in Disgraced live in this world. They live in our world. It’s a world that questions how we define our heritage, our religion, our relationships. It questions how we define success. Most importantly, it asks: can we see each other? Can we honestly hear each other, can we really care, can we find common ground when suspicion of the other defines so much of our national discourse? When the thin veneer of what we call civility falls victim to the frailties of the human character, what remains?

Now we come to a play that represents another, equally important tradition in theatre. Disgraced demands to live on a stage. And it demands our attention. It’s not an easy play. It provides no easy answers. But it does what theatre must do: it asks tough questions. It brings to life questions that we must wrestle with, questions from which we cannot escape. We’re engaged in a national debate about what it means to be an American. We’re obsessed with Identity Politics. We’ve just held a national election that was a referendum, at least in part, on who we are: who do we trust? Who do we want to be our neighbors? How much do we really care to understand others who may not look, or speak, or pray like the reflection we see in the mirror? Perhaps we come to this place out of fear, or frustration, or ignorance. Or perhaps we come to it from a place of pride, a desire to protect what is ours, a desire for what we perceive to be a fair shot at the brass ring.

Disgraced unpacks the weight of difference, the power of the hyphen in the definition of who we are and how we’re perceived, as we seek to understand the messy complexity of today’s American Dream. It doesn’t preach. It confronts. The rest is up to us.

Warmly,

Robert M. Hupp Artistic Director

We live in a time of change and upheaval, of uncertainty and disorder. The characters

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PRESENTS

BY

Ayad Akhtar DIRECTED BY

May Adrales SCENIC DESIGNER

COSTUME DESIGNER

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

Lee Savage

Sarah Cubbage

Seth Reiser

Stowe Nelson

D R A M AT U R G I C A L FIGHT DIRECTOR

C O N S U L TA N T

S TA G E M A N A G E R

CASTING

Alec Barbour

Cjala Surratt

Laura Jane Collins

Dale Brown, CSA

Robert M. Hupp

Jill A. Anderson

Kyle Bass

Artistic Director

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Associate Artistic Director

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Disgraced was developed in part at the New Writers New Plays residency at Vineyard Arts Project (Ashley Melone, Founder and Artistic Director). Disgraced had its World Premiere in January 2012 at American Theater Company, Chicago, Illinois (PJ Paparelli, Artistic Director). New York Premiere produced by Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City, 2012. Original Broadway Production produced by The Araca Group, Lincoln Center Theater, Jenifer Evans, Amanda Watkins, Richard Winkler, Rodger Hess, Stephanie P. Mcclelland, Tulchin/Barter Productions, Jessica Genick, Jonathan Reinis, Carl Levin/ Ashley De Simone/TNTDynaMite Productions, Alden Bergson/Rachel Weinstein, Greenleaf Productions, Darren Deverna/Jere Harris, The Shubert Organization, and The David Merrick Arts Foundation. Disgraced is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. January 25 - February 12, 2017 15


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Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte..............................................Amir Victoria Mack...................................................................Emily Nik Sadhnani.......................................................................Abe James Ludwig......................................................................Isaac Gillian Glasco......................................................................Jory ADDITIONAL CREDITS Assistant Director: Liam Lonegan Stage Management Apprentice: Em Piraino Stage Management Intern: Samuel Arencibia Sound Board Operator: Trinisha Dupree Light Board Operator: Laura Gisondi Deck Crew: Chris Green, Brian McBurney Wardrobe Supervisor: Sarah Stark Dresser: Christine McBurney Official Hotels for Guest Artists: The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel SETTING A spacious apartment on New York’s Upper East Side, 2011-2012 Disgraced will be performed without an intermission. P L AY S P O N S O R S H I P Barbara Beckos & Art McDonald, Opening Night, January 27 Suzanne & Kevin McAuliffe, Opening Night, January 27 Elaine & Michael Shende, Opening Night, January 27 Sally Lou & Fran Nichols, February 11

The actors and stage manager in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Disgraced is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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DISGRACED – AN AMERICAN MADE STORY BY KHURAM HUSSAIN, PH. D.

••• Disgraced deals with a religion and an ethnicity that are often seen as foreign, yet Ayad Akhtar’s play tells a distinctly American story. The main character’s feelings about his Pakistani and Muslim roots are shaped by the homegrown cultural and political realities of post9/11 America. Furthermore, each character’s perception of Islam is situated within an American landscape of growing suspicion and hostility towards Muslims. Over the past sixteen years, the U.S. has witnessed mass deportations of Muslim immigrants, hundreds of warrantless arrests, a CIA program of “extraor-

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dinary renditions,” and thousands of individual acts of Islamophobic violence. Along with this are countless personal acts of everyday humiliation and abuse. Recent talk of enacting a “Muslim ban” and “Muslim registry” are the latest expressions of two decades of evolving anti-Muslim discourse and policy. For many Muslim Americans, micro and macro aggressions are the ‘new normal’ that they must learn to navigate in their personal and public lives. Even Muslims who do not directly experience aggression live with the fear of potential violence, abuse, or mistreatment.


For many Muslim Americans, micro and macro aggressions are the ‘new normal’ that they must learn to navigate in their personal and public lives. The psychological impact has been significant, with multiple health agencies and university research studies describing Islamophobia as a public health matter. For Muslim Americans who consider the U.S. their only home, navigating these conditions is the only option. Despite being regarded by some as outsiders, a majority of Muslim Americans were born in the U.S. and have at least one generation preceding them—with many Arab and Black American Muslim families going back generations. Even later arrivals, like the Pakistani characters in Disgraced, were likely part of the 1970s wave of non-European immigrants who have long established themselves in America and loosened ties to their country of

origin. Today there are nearly as many Muslim Americans as there are Jewish Americans, with both communities outnumbering American Episcopalians. Since the 1970s, the growth of Muslim communities has paralleled a disproportionate rise of Muslim American professionals with graduate degrees. Yet the threat of mistreatment looms over Muslim professionals as well, with hundreds of cases of harassment, violence, and prejudicial treatment reported every year to law enforcement and civil rights agencies. Ultimately, such experiences have the capacity to shape the lives of Muslim Americans in ways that are personal, social, and systemic. As a first-generation Pakistani-American Muslim I have experienced first-

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hand the emboldened bigotry that has surfaced in my lifetime. My work as an educator, my concerns as a father, and my priorities as a community member, have all been impacted by this reality. Like many Muslims experiencing these conditions I believe it is vital to speak up and share our stories in the hope we may be better understood. In this light, Disgraced provides a rare public window into a Pakistani-American’s storytelling – and a story that reveals as much about the characters as the American context it was written within. Khuram Hussain, Ph. D. is an associate professor of Education at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a co-founder of Tools for Social Change, a city and campus collaboration for racial justice.


A PORTRAIT OF JUAN DE PAREJA • • w

DISGRACED OPENS with the main character, Amir, being painted by his wife in the style of “Portrait of Juan de Pareja” by Diego Velázquez. Painted in 1650, Velázquez used the piece to practice portraitures before his sitting with Pope Innocent X and it was then

used as his public debut in Rome. The painting was remarkable at the time for the choice of subject: Juan de Pareja was Velázquez’s slave (he was freed in 1654 and worked as a painter himself ). Velázquez has been praised for the painting’s life-like qualities and

its expression of human dignity. According to one of Velázquez’s biographers, the portrait “gained such universal applause that in the opinion of all the painters of the different nations, everything else seemed like painting, but this alone like truth.”

 “Portrait of Juan de Pareja” by Diego Velázquez is part of the permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is included in the exhibition Velázquez Portraits: Truth in Painting on display through March 12.

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AYAD AKHTAR: ON THE RECORD • • w

“I CAN’T BE A SPOKESman for anything other than my own concerns.” Ayad Akhtar is a 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for his play, Disgraced. Raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by parents who emigrated from Pakistan in the 1960s, Akhtar identifies as culturally Muslim. He frequently explores issues of identity, the Muslim experience in America, and economics in his work, which, in addition to Disgraced (2013), includes the novel, American Dervish (2012), the screenplay, The War Within (2005), and the plays The Who & The What (2014), The Invisible Hand (2015), and Junk: The Golden Age of Debt (2016). “I’m not writing from theory…I’m just observing people in my life and my family and I’m also observing myself and I’m sort of creating narrative out of

those observations.” “Being Muslim. Being American. What are the overlaps? What are the contradictions? Are those contradictions real? Are they historical? Are they passed simply from parent to child, or is it something much larger? Is there an inherent conflict between Islam and the West?” “The play is about how we  Ayad Akhtar. Photo: Nina Subin.

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talk about Islam, how we frame Islam, what meaning we find in it and how those conversations are actually not just theoretical conversations.” “I’m writing about Muslim-American experience, [Disgraced] really is a portal onto a set of themes and preoccupations that are much more enduring and I think much more – at least, hopefully – universal.”


THE PAKISTAN-INDIA SPLIT • • w

IN DISGRACED, the protagonist, Amir recounts the controversy surrounding where his parents were born: India or Pakistan. Amir’s father, born in 1946, was born in India, whereas Amir’s mother, born in 1948, was born in Pakistan, despite both of them being from the same general area. The Dominion of Pakistan (including modern

day Pakistan and Bangladesh) and the Dominion of India became two separate countries on August 14 and 15, 1947 when each gained independence from the British Empire. The previously united land was divided along the Radcliffe Line by the British government. The founding of Pakistan was led by the All India Muslim League and Mohammed Ali

Jinnah, who wanted to protect the interests of Muslims in Hindu-majority India. Chadhuri Rahmat Ali invented the name “Pakistan” in 1933 as an acronym for the Muslim homelands in northwest India: Punjab Afghanis Kashmir I Sind BaluchisTAN

 Partition of India, 1947. Disputed boundaries approximated to lines of control (Reuters).

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ISLAMIC ART TRADITION • • w

enced by the Byzantines, Sasanians, and Chinese. Geometric patterns connect to the Islamic disciplines of mathematics and astronomy by stressing unity and order. Utilizing four basic shapes (circles, squares, stars, and multisided polygons), these geometric patterns can form infinite possibilities. Figural representation, the last main component, is the most controversial. Some Muslims have interpreted the Quran as forbidding representation of Mohammad or any people/ animals (as idolatry). Others believe drawings of people and animals are acceptable. As such, figural representation appears more frequently in secular than religious art.

EMILY, THE PROTAGonist’s artist wife, is greatly influenced by the Islamic art tradition. She describes working with its formal language as “a doorway to the most extraordinary freedom. And which only comes through a kind of profound submission.” Islamic art, which can be traced back to the 600s CE, is comprised of four main components: calligraphy, vegetal patterns, geometric patterns, and figural representation. Calligraphy is rooted in the Quran as an ornamentation of Arabic script, though it is used with secular texts as well. Vegetal patterns involve complex repetitions of plant-inspired designs, especially flowers, and were influ-

 Calligraphy (Victoria and Albert Museum). Plant (Victoria and Albert Museum). Geometric Paterns (Grant Rooney). Figural Representation.

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ISLAM IN THE DIALOGUE • • w

“That’s what Islam means, by the way. Submission.” The word “Islam” in Arabic translates to “submission” or “selfsurrender” in English, implying a surrendering to God. “Islam” has the same root as the Arabic word “salam,” which translates to “peace.”

the long-term preservation of the Quran. Recognizing that the words of Allah needed to be collected in one place and preserved, the Caliph Abu Bakr ordered all people who had written pages of the Quran to compile them in one place. The project was organized and supervised by one of the Prophet Muhammad’s key scribes, Zayd bin Thabit. It is thought that a written version of the Quran in Arabic was completed by 650 CE.

“That’s how Muslims believe the Quran came to humanity. The angel Gabriel supposedly dictated it to Muhammad word for word.” Followers of Islam believe that God revealed the Quran verbally to Muhammad through the angel Jibreel (Gabriel) in Mecca and Medina during the early seventh century. When Muhammad died in 632 CE, the written Quran, as we know it today, was not yet compiled. Ten years after the Muslim community migrated from Mecca to Medina (632 CE), many scribes and early Muslims were killed in the Battle of Yamama. The Muslim community became concerned about

“There’s no distinction between church and state.” Whether Islam allows for a separation between religion and state affairs is highly contested. Historically, the religious aspects of Islam were intimately associated with the growing Islamic Empire following Muhammad’s death in the seventh century. For example, Sharia is the set of laws that governs society and is believed to be God’s laws. There is also no separate religious governing body (like the Church is for Christianity); instead the Caliph acts as the religious and political leader. However, Muslims are generally obliged to abide by the rules and regu-

THE CHARACTERS OF Disgraced talk a lot about Islam. Below is an exploration of the history and real-world debates behind their words.

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The word “Islam” in Arabic translates to “submission” or “self-surrender” in English, implying a surrendering to God. “Islam” has the same root as the Arabic word “salam,” which translates to “peace.” lations of the country in which they live, as long as they are not ordered to carry out a sin. There is no inherent conflict between the religious practice of Islam and the political system of democracy. “It’s in the Quran. It says you can hide your religion if you have to.” According to some followers, the Quran permits Muslims to hide their faith if they

face persecution. This special permission is called taqiyya. Historically, Shiite Muslims have needed to keep their faith private, as they are often a minority in their home nations. However, there’s also evidence of Sunni Muslims practicing taqiyya, most notably in Catholic Spain during the sixteenth century. Taqiyya is frequently misunderstood and interpreted as general permis-

 Quran. Photo: Jawad Naru.

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sion to all Muslims to lie to “non-believers.” However, taqiyya is solely for the purpose of self-preservation (in cases of extreme oppression or physical abuses), not deception, and is not an acceptable “tactic” for proselytization or warfare. Information on pages 20-25 compiled by Ellie Kaplan.


RUMI ••• Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, also known as Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Balkhī, Mawlānā/ Mevlânâ (“our master”), Mevlevî/Mawlawī (“my master”), and more popularly simply as Rumi (30 September 1207 – 17 December 1273), was a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. Rumi’s influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions: Iranians, Tajiks, Turks, Greeks, Pashtuns, other Central Asian Muslims, and the Muslims of South Asia have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy for the past seven

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centuries. His poems have been widely translated into many of the world’s languages and transposed into various formats. Rumi has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States. Rumi’s works are written mostly in Persian, but occasionally he also used Turkish, Arabic, and Greek, in his verse. His Mathnawī, composed in Konya, is considered one of the greatest poems of the Persian language. His works are widely read today in their original language across Greater Iran and the Persian-speaking


 Portrait of Rumi

world. Translations of his works are very popular, most notably in Turkey, Azerbaijan, the United States, and South Asia. His poetry has influenced Persian literature, but also Turkish, Ottoman Turkish, Azerbaijani, as well as the literature of some other Turkic, Iranian, and Indo-Aryan languages including Chagatai, Urdu, Pashto, and Bengali.

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CAST Gillian Glasco (Jory) is having a blast at Syracuse Stage! She is a native of North Little Rock, Arkansas and received her B.F.A. in Acting from Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York. Theatre: Doubt (Hangar Theatre), Sunset Baby (Kitchen Theatre Company), Knock Me A Kiss (New Federal Theatre/Crossroads Theatre Company), Ain’t Suppose To Die A Natural Death (Classical Theatre of Harlem), Court Martial at Ft. Devens (New Federal Theatre), The Waiting Room (Billie Holiday Theatre), Kiss Me (Kitchen Theatre/ Kitchen Sink), The Real Thing (Arby Productions), and Reflections of a Heart (Theatre Row, Clurman Theatre). Feature films: Going in Style and Hannah Has A Ho Phase. Television: Jessica Jones,The Following, Louie, Brooklyn Taxi South, The Plug, and Kelly’s Korner. Gillian is also the writer, co-producer, and co-star of the short film Tough.

Disgraced as Amir (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta), Twelfth Night, Malvolio (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oberon/ Theseus (Masterworks Theatre Company); he was in David Auburn’s Fifth Planet from the Sun at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theater, and he was the King of Siam in Marriott Theatre’s critically acclaimed production of The King and I in Lincolnshire, Chicago. Other NY/ Off-Broadway credits: 2G’s world premiere of Galois the Musical (The Ice Factory/The New Ohio Theater); Macbeth (Lincoln Center/ Clark Studio Theater); NAATCO’S Obie Award-winning production of Awake and Sing; Immaculate at La MaMa; Bunty Berman Presents (The New Group, world premiere); The Play Company’s Obie Awardwinning Invasion (Soho Rep/The Flea); Marat/Sade (Classical Theatre of Harlem); The Winter’s Tale with David Strathairn (Classic Stage Company); Jackson Heights Trilogy (Theatre 167); Bumburg: The Musical (NYIT nominee for Best Production of a Musical); Desipina’s Lonely Leela; Pulitzer Prize-finalist Rajiv Joseph’s The Leopard and the Fox (NYIT nominee for Best Ensemble); Pulitzer Prize-finalist Rolin Jones’ world premiere of The Jammer (NY Fringe); and Kingdom of Lost Songs (Lincoln Center Director’s Lab). Andrew also performed regionally in two of the three plays in the world premiere of the trilogy Displaced Hindu Gods (Mixed Blood Theatre), and The Consequences (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, world pre-

Andrew Ramcharan Guilarte (Amir) is pleased to be making his Syracuse Stage debut. He last appeared in Kansas City Rep’s production of The Invisible Hand playing Bashir. In New York City he  was last seen in the world premiere, Off-Broadway production of A Class Act at New World Stages. He also recently starred in a Webseries called The Cosbros, currently in post-production. He appeared in the critically acclaimed production of

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CAST miere). TV/FILM: Elementary, Madame Secretary, Jessica Jones, Person of Interest, Nurse Jackie, Law and Order: SVU, Turks, Early Edition, The Workplace, When Kiran Met Karen, and How It Probably Went Down: Gandhi. Education: M.F.A. Yale School of Drama; B.F.A. The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Victoria Mack (Emily). Broadway: Venus in Fur. Off-Broadway: A Fatal Weakness, A Little Journey, The Truth About Blayds, Mr. Pim Passes By, and Far and Wide at the Mint Theater; Hard Love (with Ian Kahn), Natural Affection (with Kathrn Erbe and John Pankow), and Happy Birthday at TACT; The Silver Cord at Peccadillo; Flight at the Lucille Lortel (with Brian D’Arcy James). Regional: Originated roles in world premieres of Theresa Rebecks’ The Nest at The Denver Center Theatre and Dead Accounts at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park; Sense and Sensibility (Marianne) at Milwaukee Repertory Theater; Private Lives (Amanda) at Pittsburgh Public Theater; The 39 Steps at the Denver Center Theatre; The Turn of the Screw at the Fulton; and at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: Red Velvet (Ellen Tree), The Guardsman (The Actress), Othello (Desdemona), Taming of the Shrew (Kate), Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth), As You Like It (Rosalind), Pygmalion (Eliza), and many others. Victoria is co-founder of Valpo Productions and their first production, Love Stories, traveled to Santiago, Chile, with Michael Schantz and Adrienne Campbell-Holt. Film credits include The Letter (with Wynona Ryder and James Franco), Atlantis, A Song in the Shell, Resolutions. TV: The Good Wife (recurring), Boardwalk Empire, Orange Is the New Black, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Black Box, Unforgettable, and MTV. M.F.A.: NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Victoria is a proud member of TACT.

James Ludwig (Isaac) is overjoyed to be at Syracuse Stage! Broadway: Spamalot (original cast), Little Shop of Horrors. Off-Broadway: Two Point Oh, The Blue Man Group, Bubbly Black Girl... (Playwrights Horizons), De La Guarda, and john & jen (original cast). Tours include: Spamalot (Las Vegas) and 101 Dalmatians (First National). James just played his first Ebenezer Scrooge at NewArts in Connecticut, and has also worked at many storied Regional Theatres around the United States including Baltimore Center Stage, Cleveland Play House, George Street Playhouse, Arena Stage, McCarter Theatre, and Theatre Aspen to name just a few. Film/TV credits include Daylight Raiders (as Jimmy Stewart), News to Me, Lipstick Jungle, Chappelle’s Show, and Ghost Town. James owns Back40 Films, which produces the wildly popular show The Happy Hour Guys (thehappyhourguys.com). He holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), an M.F.A. from the University of Washington PATP, and is a proud Actors’ Equity Member. Best gig ever: Husband to KB.

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CAST Nik Sadhnani (Abe) is thrilled to make his Syracuse Stage debut. Off-Broadway: The Trial of an American President (Victim). Regional: Disgraced (Abe), Two Minute Kenneth (Eugene), She Eats Apples (Ben). TV credits include Alternatino

(Comedy Central) and a recurring role on Hulu’s The Path. Nik holds his B.F.A. in Acting from Boston University. Many thanks go out to his family and friends. He dedicates this performance to his late brother-best friend, Arvin. May he Rest In Peace. Instagram: @niksadhnani.

A R T I S T I C S TA F F Lee Savage (Scenic Designer). Previously with May Adrales: The Mountaintop (Milwaukee Repertory), In This House  (Two River Theater), and  The Bereaved (Partial Comfort);  New York: Muscles in our Toes, Sunset Baby, and  Thinner than Water  (Labyrinth);  Collapse  (Women’s Project);  All-American  (LCT3);  The Dream of the Burning Boy  and  Ordinary Days  (Roundabout Theatre Company);  Oohrah!  (Atlantic Theater Company);  punkplay  (Clubbed Thumb). Regional: Asolo Repertory Theatre, Chautauqua Theater Company, Dallas Theater Center, Glimmerglass Festival, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington National Opera, Westport Country Playhouse, Wilma Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre and others. International: The Gate (Dublin, Ireland), Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Awards: NAACP: Satchmo at the Waldorf (Wallis Annenberg); Helen Hayes:  Much Ado About Nothing;  A Midsummer Night’s Dream [nominee],  Richard III  [nominee] (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Connecticut Critics Circle: The Intelligent Design

of Jenny Chow (Yale Repertory). Affiliations: Member of Wingspace Theatrical Design. Instructor: Yale School of Drama Design Department and Rhode Island School of Design. Training: Rhode Island School of Design: B.F.A.; Yale School of Drama: M.F.A. Sarah Cubbage (Costume Designer). Off-Broadway: Soho Rep, Theatre for the New City, Aquila Theatre Company, Urban Stages, Ohio Theatre, Atlantic Stage 2. Regional: Studio Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Center Stage, Rep Stage, Syracuse Stage, American Repertory Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Northern Stage, Premiere Stages, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. Associate/Assistant Broadway design work includes: Fish in the Dark, A Delicate Balance, It’s Only a Play, This is Our Youth, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish. Film: A Clerk’s Tale (dir. James Franco), So Over You (dir. Karen Odyniec), Half the Perfect World (dir. Cynthia Arzaga Fredette). Dance: Dark Lark (BAM, Kate Weare Company); The Radio Show (Bessie Award, Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion). M.F.A.: NYU. Member USA 829.

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Seth Reiser (Lighting Designer). Recent work in theatre includes Syracuse Stage: In the Next Room, or the vibrator play and Chinglish. New York City: HOLDEN at the New Ohio with George & Co.;  Winners at Ensemble Studio Theatre; RoundUp at BAM with Sufjan Stevens and yarn/wire;  Saint Matthew Passion at the Park Avenue Armory/Lincoln Center;  Uncle Vanya at The Pearl Theatre Company; The Mysteries at the Flea; The Bad Guys at Second Stage; The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs at The Public Theater; the Obie Award-winning production of The Lily’s Revenge at HERE Arts; Reggie Watts and Tommy Smith’s Radio Play at PS 122. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theatre Center, Two River Theater Company, Portland Center Stage, Trinity Repertory, Berkeley Repertory, Seattle Repertory, The Denver Center Theatre Company, Woolly Mammoth, American Repertory Theatre, and Playmakers Repertory, among others.  Seth lives in Rochester, NY where he teaches lighting at the University of Rochester.  He received his bachelor’s from Ohio Wesleyan and M.F.A. from NYU/Tisch. www.sethreiserdesign.com

Playwrights Horizons; The Painted Rocks at Revolver Creek and The Wayside Motor Inn at Signature Theatre Company; Buyer & Cellar at Barrow Street Theatre. Regional Theatre: The Book of Will at Denver Center Theatre;  The 39 Steps, 4000 Miles at Actors Theatre of Louisville;  Macbeth,  Measure for Measure, and  An Iliad  at Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.  Additional credits: Proud member of USA 829 and Wingspace Theatrical Design. For more information, see wingspace.com/stowe.   Alec Barbour (Fight Director) is a Syracuse, NY based fight director, actor, and playwright. Locally, he has directed fights for R ​ omeo & Juliet and​ The Liar ​at​ LeMoyne College, ​and​ Kiss Me, Kate​at the Syracuse University Department of Drama. Other shows he has fight-directed include Arabian Nights, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, ​and SubUrbia ​for Wayne State University, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Macbeth, The Mousetrap, ​and Moon Over Buffalo​ at the Hilberry Repertory Theatre, and recently R ​ omeo & Juliet ​and D ​ racula for WallByrd Theatre Co in Rochester. He is an Advanced Actor/Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG/AFTRA.

Stowe Nelson (Sound Designer) is a sound designer based in Brooklyn, New York. New York:  The Skin of Our Teeth at Theatre for a New Audience; The Wolves with the Playwrights Realm;  Miles for Mary, The Essential Straight & Narrow and Samuel & Alasdair (Drama Desk Nomination) with The Mad Ones;  Small Mouth Sounds at Ars Nova; Indian Summer at

Cjala Surratt (Dramaturgical Consultant). This is Cjala’s first foray into dramaturgical work and she was honored to be a part of the research process for Disgraced. Cjala is a public relations coordinator, entrepreneur, interfaith and intra-faith community advocate and letterpress printer. She is a Syracuse University Department of Drama 35


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A R T I S T I C S TA F F alumna and has worked in public relations, marketing and community outreach for various arts, culture, and social justice organizations for the past 15 years. During her tenure as public relations director of The Redhouse Arts Center, she promoted over 50 theatre productions, film screenings, live concerts and art exhibitions. In her position as marketing director and managing director at the Community Folk Art Center, she worked in a similar capacity, using her skills to focus on representation and promotion of visual artists across the African American Diaspora. Cjala developed and implemented promotional campaigns for several productions including a scriptin-hand reading of Name in the Street by Kyle Bass, The Paul Robeson Performing Arts Company’s production of Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters, and Phillis: An American Revolutionary directed by Sonita Surratt. Cjala currently serves as the public relations coordinator and website content manager for the Islamic Society of CNY. She is also the proprietor of Muslamb Stationers, a bespoke stationery and gift store whose niche products are stocked at retail locations in Canada, UK, Bahrain, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia.

Christians, Stupid F***ing Bird, Steve Martin’s The Underpants, In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Piano Lesson, Chinglish, Scorched, Good People, Two Trains Running, Moby Dick, Red, The Boys Next Door, and No Child… (Syracuse Stage); Third, The Hound of the Baskervilles, God of Carnage, Around the World in 80 Days, 4000 Miles, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, and Lend Me a Tenor (Hangar Theatre). New York credits include: Hillary: A Modern Greek Tragedy with a Somewhat Happy Ending (New Georges). Dance production credits include: Slightly Sinful and Ballet on the Edge (Rochester City Ballet, Dir. David Palmer), The Who’s TOMMY – A Rock Ballet (Dir. Christopher Fleming). LJ is a graduate of the Stage Management program in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama, and she’s now based on Long Island. Dale Brown, CSA (Casting) In his 15+ years of casting, Dale has worked in independent film, reality television, and industrial film, very happily focusing on legit theatre for the past several years. His current shows include the Off-Broadway production of Daddy Long Legs,  Lives of Reason currently in rehearsal for Two River Theater and upcoming productions of Sister Act at the Marriott Theater and a reprise of Chicago Shakespeare’s production of Paul Gordon’s Sense and Sensibility at the Old Globe this summer. Dale started casting with Susan Fried, working on three independent films and the first two seasons of The Next Food Network Star.  He was introduced to Broadway

Laura Jane Collins (Stage Manager) returns for her seventh season with Syracuse Stage and will stage manage three productions: Great Expectations, Disgraced, and How I Learned to Drive. She spends the majority of her time in Central New York with Syracuse Stage and the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca. Regional credits include: The

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F casting when he joined Tara Rubin Casting in 2007. There, highlights of his work were spearheading ongoing casting for the Broadway, tour, and Las Vegas companies of The Phantom of the Opera and the joy of being on the team casting Billy Elliot from the original Broadway cast through it’s three subsequent tours. In collaboration with Stewart/Whitley Casting, Dale cast the new musical Nerds for the Philadelphia Theatre Company, the NYC lab production of Maltby & Shire’s new musical Waterfall and the Networks tours of Kathleen Marshall’s production of Anything Goes and Flashdance: The Musical.

Dale’s work with regional theatres includes Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Westport Country Playhouse, Milwaukee Repertory, Two River Theater, and the BANFF Centre in Canada. He has taught for many university programs, including Stella Adler Studios, teaching audition technique. His casting career follows 15 years as a professional actor, bringing unique insight to the paths and challenges facing actors as they pursue their professional careers. Dale is a member of the Casting Society of America and an honors graduate of Kalamazoo College and the BESGL Theater Program in London.

P L AY W R I G H T Ayad Akhtar was born in New York City and raised in Milwaukee, WI. He is the author of American Dervish, published in 25 languages worldwide and a 2012 Best Book of the Year at Kirkus Reviews, Toronto’s Globe and Mail, Shelf-Awareness, and O (Oprah) Magazine. He is also a playwright and screenwriter. His play Disgraced played at New York’s Lincoln Center Theater in 2012 and premiered at the Bush Theater in London in May 2013. Disgraced won

the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His play The Invisible Hand was nominated for the ATCA/Steinberg Award, and won Best New Work 2013 from the St. Louis Theater Critics Circle. As a screenwriter, he was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay for The War Within. He has received commissions from Lincoln Center and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He is a graduate of Brown and Columbia Universities with degrees in Theater and Film Directing.

DIRECTOR May Adrales is thrilled to be back at Syracuse Stage where she previously directed Chinglish and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play. She has helmed several world premieres including Qui Nguyen’s Vietgone (Man-

hattan Theatre Club, South Coast Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Seattle Repertory); JC Lee’s Luce (LCT3); Katori  Hall’s  Whaddabloodclot!!!  (Williamstown Theatre Festival); A. Rey Pamatmat’s Edith Can

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DIRECTOR Shoot Things and Hit Them (Actors Theatre of Louisville)  and  after all the terrible things I do  (Milwaukee Repertory Theater);  Thomas Bradshaw’s Mary (The Goodman Theatre) and  The Bereaved  (Partial Comfort Productions);  In This House (Two River Theater Company); Richard Dresser’s  Trouble Cometh (San Francisco Playhouse); Qui Nguyen’s Five Days ‘Til Saturday (NYU Tisch), and  Tommy  Smith’s  The Wife (Access Theater).  She  directed David Henry Hwang’s  The Dance and the Railroad at Signature Theatre Company; Kimber Lee’s  Tokyo Fish Story  (Old Globe Theatre); Stefanie Zadravec’s The Electric Baby (Two River Theater); Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop (Milwaukee Repertory Theater);

and Breath and Imagination (Cleveland Playhouse). She is a Drama League Directing Fellow, Women’s Project Lab  Director,  SoHo  Rep Writers/ Directors Lab and NYTW directing fellow, and  a  recipient of the TCG New Generations Grant, Denham Fellowship, and Paul Green Directing Award. She proudly serves as an associate artist at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. She  is a former director  of On Site Programs  at the Lark Play Development Center and artistic associate at The Public Theater.  May has directed and taught at Juilliard,  ART, ACT,  Fordham, NYU and Bard College.  May is on faculty at the Yale School of Drama  and Brown/Trinity M.F.A. program.  M.F.A., Yale School of Drama. (www.mayadrales.net) 

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Robert M. Hupp is in his first season as artistic director of Syracuse Stage. Prior to coming to Central New York, Robert spent seventeen seasons as the producing artistic director of Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. He directed over 30 productions for Arkansas Rep ranging from Hamlet to Les Miserables to The Grapes of Wrath. In New York City, Robert directed the American premieres of Glyn Maxwell’s The Lifeblood and Wolfpit for the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. He also served for nine seasons as the artistic director of the Obie Award winning Jean Cocteau Repertory. At the Cocteau, Rob-

ert’s directing credits include works by Buchner, Wilder, Cocteau, Shaw, Wedekind, and the premieres of the Bentley/Milhaud version of Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy, and Eduardo de Filippo’s Napoli Millionaria. He has held faculty positions at Pennsylvania’s Dickinson College and, in Arkansas, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Hendrix College. Robert served as vice president of the Board of Directors of the Theatre Communications Group and has served on funding panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, the Theatre Communications Group, the New Jersey State Council of the Arts and the New York City Depart-

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ment of Cultural Affairs. While in Arkansas, Robert was named both Non-Profit Executive of the Year by

the Arkansas Business Publishing Group, and Individual Artist of the year by the Arkansas Arts Council.

MANAGING DIRECTOR Jill A. Anderson arrived at Syracuse Stage in July, 2016, and is delighted to serve as managing director. Jill is responsible for Stage’s nearly $6 million operating budget and has oversight of fundraising, marketing, and operational matters within the organization. Prior to joining Stage, Jill spent a decade as general manager at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. During her tenure, the O’Neill completed a $7 million capital campaign and campus expansion, doubled its operating budget, and was honored with a 2015 National Medal of Arts and the 2010 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Under the O’Neill’s aegis, Jill

also developed the Baltic Playwrights Conference, an annual international new play development retreat held in Hiiumaa, Estonia. Previously, Jill spent five years in the production office at Washington DC’s Arena Stage, after working as a stage manager in Minnesota, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. Jill has also served on numerous municipal and non-profit boards and participated in mentoring programs for high school and college students, including the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Jill is a proud cheesehead, hailing from Marshfield, Wisconsin. She and her husband Dave Anderson, along with their daughter, look forward to calling Central New York home for years to come.

A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R Kyle Bass previously served as resident dramaturg and worked on many Syracuse Stage productions, including The Christians, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Piano Lesson, Scorched, The Whipping Man, The Glass Menagerie, Moby Dick, The Brothers Size, Caroline, or Change, Fences, The Price, Little Women, and The Diary of Anne Frank. Kyle worked closely with Ping Chong on the creation of Tales

from the Salt City and is the co-author (with Ping Chong) of Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo, which was subsequently produced at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York City. Kyle is the co-author of the screenplay for the film Day of Days, which stars award-winning veteran actor Tom Skerritt and is scheduled for release in 2017. Kyle is a two-time recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, for fiction in 1998 and the 2010 fellowship in playwriting, a final-

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A S S O C I AT E A R T I S T I C D I R E C T O R ist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Award, and a Pushcart Prize nominee. His stage plays include Tender Rain and Bleecker Street and his one-man play Carver at Tuskegee, which was produced in Syracuse Stage’s BackStory! series. Kyle is currently writing a new play titled Possessing Harriet, which was commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association and developed through the Kitchen Theatre Company’s New Play Development Workshop at Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. He is also writing the screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcey Steinke. Kyle worked with acclaimed visual artist Carrie Mae Weems on her theatre piece Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, which had its world

premiere at the 2016 Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina, and was presented at Yale Repertory Theatre. Kyle’s writing has appeared in the journals Callaloo, Folio, and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the anthology Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk about Writing and he has been a guest on National Public Radio discussing race in American theatre. Kyle teaches in the MFA Creative Writing program at Goddard College. He also teaches playwriting at Syracuse University, Colgate University, and Hobart & William Smith Colleges and serves as Drama Editor for Stone Canoe. He holds an MFA in Playwriting from Goddard College and is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild of America.

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MISSION/VISION Mission: Syracuse Stage is a global village

turous, and entertaining productions of new plays, classics, and musicals, and offer interactive education and outreach programs in Central New York.

square where renowned artists and audiences of all ages gather to celebrate our cultural richness, witness the many truths of our common humanity, and explore the transformative power of live theatre. Celebrating our 44th season as a professional theatre in residence at Syracuse University, we create innovative, adven-

Vision: Syracuse Stage illuminates the

many truths of our common humanity through the transformative power of live theatre.

A B O U T S Y R A C U S E S TA G E Syracuse Stage is Central New York’s

These visiting artists are supported by a staff of artisans, technicians, educators, and administrators who are responsible for all facets of the theatre from building sets, props, and costumes to marketing, development, and box office. A solid core of subscribers and supporters helps keep Syracuse Stage a vibrant artistic presence in Central New York.  Year after year their support and patronage contribute to the success of the theatre.  Additional support from government, foundations, corporations, and Syracuse University helps to ensure the continued role of Syracuse Stage as a valued cultural resource for the community.   Syracuse Stage is a constituent of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, and a member of the Arts and Cultural Leadership Alliance (ACLA), the University Hill Corporation, and the East Genesee Regent Association.

premier professional theatre. Founded in 1974, Stage has produced more than 300 plays in 43 seasons including a number of world, American, and East Coast premieres. Each season 70,000 patrons enjoy an adventurous mix of new plays and bold interpretations of classics and musicals featuring the finest theatre artists. In addition, Stage maintains a vital educational outreach program that annually serves over 20,000 students throughout Central New York. Syracuse Stage is a member of  The League of Resident Theatres (LORT), the largest professional theatre association in the country. America’s leading actors, directors and designers work and/or have worked at Stage including: Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, and Elizabeth Franz, Emmy recipient Jean Stapleton, Sam Waterston, John Cullum, James Whitmore, Ben Gazzara, and Ping Chong.

IN THE COMMUNITY An important aspect of the Syracuse Stage mission is to be an active partner and resource in the Central New York community. Each season Syracuse Stage is pleased to partner with a diverse group of community organizations in sponsoring and facilitating various programs, benefits, and events. Ongoing and past partnerships include Arc of Onondaga, The

Burton Blatt Institute, ARISE, InterFaith Works of Central New York, Hospice of CNY, SUNY Upstate Medical/St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Onondaga County, The Learning Place, AIDS Community Resources, Syracuse Homes, The Chadwick Residence, The Child Care Council of Onondaga County, and Vera House, among others.

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N E X T AT S Y R A C U S E S TA G E

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE B Y PAULA VOGE L | D IRECTED BY LAURA KEPLEY C O- P RODUC E D WITH THE CLEVELAN D PLAY HOU S E | A P R I L 5 - 23 | O PEN IN G N IG HT: APRIL 7

BASED ON AN IDEA BY MURRAY HORWITZ AND RICHARD MALTBY, JR. | ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS BY LUTHER HENDERSON | VOCAL AND MUSICAL CONCEPTS BY JEFFREY GUTCHEON VOCAL ARRANGEMENTS BY JEFFREY GUTCHEON AND WILLIAM ELLIOTT | CONCEIVED AND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED BY RICHARD MALTBY, JR. | ORIGINALLY PRODUCED BY THE MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB ORIGINALLY PRODUCED ON BROADWAY BY EMANUEL AZENBERG, DASHA EPSTEIN, THE SHUBERT ORGANIZATION, JANE GAYNOR, AND RON DANTE | DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY PATDRO HARRIS | MARCH 1 – 26 | OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 3

Buckle up. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. Li’l Bit takes us on a no-holds-barred trip back in time to her adolescence in 1960s Maryland and her complicated relationship with an older man. A deeply compassionate look at how we are shaped by the people who hurt us, How I Learned to Drive masterfully veers in and out of personal memory and deftly traverses comedy, drama, and farce. Winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Step back into the sparkling nightlife of a 1930s jazz club in this celebration of the jazz legend Fats Waller. From Uptown to Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood, Waller’s music helped define the swinging sound of the Golden Age of the Cotton Club. Music, dance, sassy repartee, and a whole lot of fun with 29 famous songs including “‘T Ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “The Joint is Jumpin’,” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”

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N E X T AT T H E D E PA R T M E N T O F D R A M A

THE KING STAG

MAJOR BARBARA

B Y C AR L O G O Z Z I | E N G L I S H V E R S I ON B Y A L B E R T B E R M E L D I R E C T E D B Y FE LIX I VA NOV F E B R UAR Y 1 7 – 2 6 | O P E N I NG NI GHT: F E B R UAR Y 1 8

B Y GE OR GE B E R N ARD SHAW | D IRECTED BY GE R A R DINE C LA RK | MARCH 31 – APRIL 9 OP E NI NG NI GHT: APRIL 1

Major Barbara presents Shaw at his provocative, powerful, and astonishingly funny best. Andrew Undershaft is a highly successful arms manufacturer. His estranged daughter Barbara has devoted her life to saving souls with the Salvation Army. When Andrew’s wife and Barbara’s mother, the formidable Lady Britomart, reunites father and daughter, she initiates a battle of wills and wits that has each convinced the other can be converted. Right, wrong, good, evil, moral, or immoral—it all gets turned topsy-turvy when Shaw sets his characters in motion.

One of the best known plays of the Commedia del’Arte form, Gozzi’s magical tale brings to life King Deramo, his faithful wife Angela, his treacherous prime minister Tartaglia, several hare-brained members of his court, a magician, a parrot, magical stags, and a giant bear. A fairy tale for all ages, The King Stag captures the sheer fun and bracing physicality of the Italian comic tradition.

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S Y R A C U S E S TA G E B O A R D O F T R U S T E E S CHAIR

Fran Nichols Vice Chairman Emeritus Eric Mower + Associates PRESIDENT

Bea Gonzalez Dean, University College Syracuse University CHAIR-ELECT

Richard Shirtz Regional President NBT Bank VICE CHAIR

Janet Audunson Senior Counsel National Grid VICE CHAIR

Larry Harris EVP and CFO Saab Defense and Security, USA VICE CHAIR

Melvin T. Stith Dean Emeritus, Whitman School of Management Syracuse University TREASURER

Lorraine Branham Dean/Professor, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications Syracuse University SECRETARY

Samantha Millier Associate Attorney Mackenzie Hughes LLP Jill A. Anderson** Managing Director Syracuse Stage George S. Bain Freelance Editor and Writer   Dan Berman Partner HancockEstabrook, LLP   Sandra Brown President Grandma Brown’s Beans, Inc.   Nancy Byrne Community Volunteer   Steve Chase Senior Vice President Harbridge Consulting Group  

Brian Cimmet Professor of Practice/Music Director SU Department of Drama Robin Curtis Zellar Homes/Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty   Richard Driscoll Sr. Commercial Banking Relationship Manager Commercial Banking Division NBT Bank   Helene Gold Private Voice & Piano Instructor   Neil Gold Retired VP Gold Pure Food Products   Jacki Goldberg VP Fundraising Syracuse Stage Guild   Nancy Green Investment Advisor Edward S. Green & Associates   John Huhtala Relationship Manager Middle Market Commercial Banking Chase   Robert M. Hupp** Artistic Director Syracuse Stage   Gregg Lambert Dean’s Professor of the Humanities Syracuse University   Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST   Daniel D. Lent VP, Sr. Relationship Manager Key Bank   Sara Lowengard Syracuse Stage Guild President Attorney Macht, Brenizer & Gingold, P.C.   Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano, Lucchesi and Collins   Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon  

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Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King   Kevin O’Connor Sr. Resident Director & Sr. VP Investments Merrill Lynch   Virginia Parker Retired Educator   Annette Peters Marketing Director Syracuse Media Group   Kendall Phillips Associate Dean, Global Academic Programs and Initiatives Syracuse University   Robert Pomfrey President & CEO POMCO Group Robert Sarason Retired Lawyer, Organizer, Fundraiser   Michelle Schultz Senior Director, HR Business Partner Human Resources AXA   L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company   Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer   Michael Tick Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Syracuse University   Phil Turner Pastor Bethany Baptist Church   Ralph Zito** Chair Syracuse University Department of Drama   Michael Zoanetti VP Senior Wealth Advisor Tompkins Financial Advisors **Ex-Officio


S Y R A C U S E S TA G E E M E R I T U S C I R C L E We are grateful to the following individuals who have served as Members of the Stage Board of Trustees and continue to support Syracuse Stage at the Circle level. Jim Breuer Mary Beth Carmen Eddie Green Joan Green Elizabeth Hartnett

Claude Incaudo Howard C. Johnson Jack Mannion Margaret Martin Eric Mower

Judy Mower Michael Shende Jack Webb

S Y R A C U S E S TA G E G U I L D B O A R D PRESIDENT

TREASURER

Sara Lowengard

Ellen Lautz

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

RECORDING SECRETARY

Garrett Heater

Terry Delavan

VICE PRESIDENT, MEMBERSHIP

Deborah Trent VICE PRESIDENT, FUNDRAISING

Kelly Gardner VICE PRESIDENT, PUBLICITY

Sara Weiler

Ray Abdella Kathy Brown Elaine Cardone Sandi DiBianco Shauna Diliberto Sheila Gangemi

Jacki Goldberg Donna Greene Barbara Ianuzi Lauren Kochian Linda Lowengard Carol Minkstein Margaret Shirtz Melissa Vassenelli Maryam Wasmund Sara Weiler

SYRACUSE STAGE EDUCATION ADVOCACY BOARD Sara Bambino

Rhiannon Berry

Melissa Morgan

CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Elizabeth Defurio

Matthew Phillips

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

David Fisselbrand

Jennifer Sabatino

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

CATO-MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Todd Benware CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Jordan Berger JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Y O U N G A D U LT C O U N C I L Anna Kate Waters

Katherine Benware

Michael Mankiewicz

10TH GRADE, WEST GENESEE HIGH

12TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

12TH GRADE, G RAY BODLEY HIGH

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ACADEMY

SCHOOL

Cami Cortez

Kristina Bell

Olivia Moffa

10TH GRADE, WESTHILL HIGH

12TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS

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HIGH SCHOOL

ACADEMY

Geraldine Wason

Lily Byrne

Sarah Linquest

12TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CATO-MERIDIAN

12TH GRADE, MANLIUS PEBBLE HILL

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HIGH SCHOOL

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Jenna Lacey

Marcus JohnsonÂ

Zacqueline Baldwin-Sease

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11TH GRADE, JAMESVILLE-DEWITT

11TH GRADE, CORCORAN HIGH

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THE LOUIS G. MARCOCCIA AWARD FOR EXEMPLARY SERVICE TO SYRACUSE STAGE Dr. Louis G. Marcoccia, June 15, 2012 Jack H. Webb, June 14, 2013 James A. Clark, June 7, 2014 Bethaida Gonzรกlez, June 19, 2015 Tim Bond, June 10, 2016 Diana C. Coles, June 10, 2016 Barbara Beckos, June 10, 2016

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DISGRACED SPONSORS

Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees The Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees is proud to sponsor Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar. This production reminds us that theatre provides a vital forum for engaging with important issues of the day. Theatre should always be entertaining, and in some instances, it becomes much more. Disgraced is a prime example. It is a searing and intelligent drama that leaves us with much to consider long after the final scene. Congratulations to Bob Hupp, Jill Anderson, all the Stage staff, and the creative team led by May Adrales for presenting this Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

The Syracuse University Humanities Center in the College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to support Syracuse Stage in its efforts to reflect, interpret, and celebrate the human experience through live theatre. The Humanities Center and Syracuse Stage share goals of exploring enduring questions that engage our diverse histories via creative and intellectual innovation.

CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS*

Richard Mather Fund

*Corporate, Foundation, and Government operating support received in the last 12 months from $3,000 and above and in-kind support from $10,000 and above.

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SYRACUSE STAGE ANNUAL GIFTS Syracuse Stage depends on the generosity of contributions from individuals, corporations, businesses, foundations and government agencies. It is with much gratitude that we recognize the following donors to our annual campaign. Contributors listed below represent donations received in the past twelve months. For information regarding levels of contribution and benefits of each please contact the Development office at 315.443.3931 or visit syracusestage.org

CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL $100,000+ Syracuse University $75,000 - $99,999 The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation« $50,000 - $74,999 Destiny USA§ Genesee Grande§ Syracuse Media Group§ $20,000 - $49,999 Central New York Community Foundation County of Onondaga, Administered by CNY Arts The Richard Mather Fund« New York State Council on the Arts Shubert Foundation $12,500 - $19,999 Allyn Foundation Bank of America – Children’s Tour The Gifford Foundation« KeyBank N.A.« M&T Bank POMCO Group $7,500 - $12,499 AXA Foundation Chase iHeart Media§ The John Ben Snow Memorial Trust The National Endowment for the Arts NBT Bank

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Syracuse New Times§ WAER§ WRVO§ $5,000 - $7,499 Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor§ Barclay Damon Business Journal News Network§ Carrier Corporation Ephesus Lighting, Inc. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield The Grandma Brown Foundation Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund Lockheed Martin MST Pathfinder Bank Phoebe’s§ Raymour & Flanigan Scherzi Photography + Video§ The SU Humanities Center presents as part of the 20162017 Syracuse Symposium™ on Place Syracuse Stage Board of Trustees Syracuse Stage Guild Tompkins Financial Advisors Upstate Medical University Wegmans $2,800 - $4,999 Bank of New York Mellon The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation« Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation Urban CNY§

$1,500 - $2,799 Berkshire Hathaway CNY Realty Bond, Shoeneck & King, PLLC Bousquet Holstein PLLC Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation Cathedral Candle Company Dannible & McKee, LLP Frank & Frances Revoir Foundation« McIntosh Box & Pallet Co., Inc.« National Grid Syracuse Blue Print§ Theatre Development Fund, Inc. $500 - $1,499 ACLS Mailing & Fulfillment§ Action Printwear, Inc.§ Anoplate Corp. Cardinal Health Eastern Security Service Giarrusso Building Supplies Heritage Masonry Restoration Liberty Mutual Merrill Lynch Midstate Printing Corp.§ Law Office of Keith D. Miller Nixon Gear, Inc. Henry A. Panasci, Jr. Charitable Trust L. & J.G. Stickley«

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION & GOVERNMENT HONOR ROLL $250 - $499 Freeman Interiors Geddes Federal Savings Hebert Financial Strategies/ Dennis & Judy Hebert« Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation Reeves Farms

Smith Contemporary Furniture/Smith Interiors Ltd The Horowitch Family Foundation The Mid-York Press, Inc. $75 - $249 Brady Systems

Fulton Savings Bank Genuine Parts Company Lead to Success Sheats & Bailey PLLC Urist Financial & Retirement Planning Visual Technologies Ann Wolfson Associates

ENDOWMENT & PLANNED GIFT DONORS $100,000 - $124,999 In Honor and Memory of Sheldon P. Peterfreund and Josephine A. Peterfreund

$5,000 - $9,999 Mary Louise Dunn Fund§

$2,500 - $4,999 Dr. William J. Clark, Jr. Fund«

INDIVIDUAL GIFTS All new and increased gifts this season are matched dollar for dollar by The Richard Mather Fund. Founders’ Circle $7,500 - $24,999 Bill & Nancy* Byrne« The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation Paul Phillips, MD & Sharon* Sullivan« Playwrights’ Circle $5,000 - $7,499 George* Bain« Daniel Bingham & Gail Hamner Mary & Larry* Leatherman Suzanne* & Kevin* McAuliffe« Judy & Eric Mower* Sally Lou & Fran* Nichols« Sandra Lee Fenske & Joe Silberlicht« Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon Producers’ Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Janet* Audunson & David Youlen« Pete & Mary Beth* Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier« Helene* & Neil* Gold Jacki* & Michael Goldberg« Bea Gonzalez* & Michael Leonard«

Roberta & Rocco* Mangano« Louis & Susan Marcoccia Judith Sayles & David Murray« Frederick & Virginia* Parker« Bob* & Kellie Pomfrey« Mrs. Sherwin Radin Patricia & Melvin* Stith« Dr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Welch Directors’ Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Barbara Beckos & Arthur McDonald« Joan Christy & Thomas Bersani Nancy Seward & Tim Bond Cathy & Jim Breuer Sandra* L. Brown« James Clark & Sharon Gordon« Laurie Clark« Kristin & Sidney Cominsky Robin Curtis* & David Zellar Ed & Susan Downing Therese & Richard* Driscoll« Dana & Peggy Dudarchik Barbara & Michael Flintrop« Barbara W. Genton« Joan & Eddie Green* Winifred E. Greenberg Ann & Larry* Harris Betsy Hartnett*

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Brigitte & Peter Herzog David & Sally Hootnick« Clea & Bob Hupp Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash« Mrs. Claude* Incaudo Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Johnson Randy & Elizabeth Kalish« Ann & Dan* Lent« Mr. John F.X. Mannion* & Mayor Stephanie A. Miner Nancy Green* & Tony Marschall« Margaret* & Don Martin Kevin* & Michelle O’Connor Sheila R. Parker & John F. Parker, M.D.« William & Rosemary Pooler Dene A. Sarason Elaine & Michael* Shende Margaret & Richard* Shirtz« Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith« Dr. & Mrs. Sam Spalding Raymond & Linda Straub« Cindy Sutton & Family« Cherry & Peter Thun« Linda & Jack* Webb Glenda & Larry Wetzel Laurie & Michael* Zoanetti


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Benefactors $1,000 - $1,499 Paul Barron and Leah Weinberg Maria & Paul Badami Bob & Bobbie Constable Mayra & John Frantz and Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC John* and Kim Huhtala« Linda & Dan Lowengard John MacAllister & Laurel Moranz« John P. & Elizabeth Y. McKinnell« Susan Beth Burgess & Michael S. Nilan Jan & David Panasci George & Rita Soufleris Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland« Cathy and Michael* Tick Lynda & Terry Wheat« Stars $500 - $999 Marjorie Aubry Marion Barbero Daniel* & Sarah Berman Jeffrey Bogart Rachel May & Tom Brockelman« Marlene A. Brown« Pamela Caraccioli« Drs. Alexander* & Margaret Charters Steven* & Seanne Chase« Pat Colabufo Diana Coles« Frank N. Decker Roger & Naomi Demuth« John Druke« Lew & Elaine Dubroff Karen & Nat Dunn« Clay & Dora Elliott Mary Ann Ferris Mary Ann Finn Grace & Michael Flusche« Anita & Allen Frank« Sylvia & David Fry« Allen & Nirelle Galson Michael & Jacki* Goldberg Donna Graber« Deborah Haines« David Heisig & Donna Mahar Theodore C. & Antonia M. Hansen David Jacobs«

John & Gloria Kennedy« Penelope J.M. & Stephen M. Klein« Kim & Phillip Mazza« Jane Merrill Anne Morford Dorothea P. Nelson« John & Joan Nicholson« Ralph & Mary Lou Penner« Nancy & Steve Rogers Tina Press & David Rubin Jane Burkhead & Robert* Sarason« Kendrick & Gracia Sears« Nancy & Walter Shepard Corinne & Lynn Smith James & Vicki Smith L. John* Steigerwald IV« H. Paul Steiner Wanda Thompson« Gregg Tripoli« Pastor Phil* Turner« Lorraine* Branham & Melvin Williams« Angels $250 - $499 Anonymous« Mr. Timothy Atseff & Ms. Margaret G. Ogden Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman Donna Marie & Michael Bocketti Mary Brady« Dr. Sharon Brangman & Charlie Lester« Susan & Thomas Brett« Walter & Angel Broadnax Maren & Mark Brown Marlene A. Brown« Marion L. Burke Mary & Bill Butler« Craig & Kathy Byrum Ann Clarke« Barbara & Goodwin Cooke Mr. W. Carroll Coyne Judith Dannible Bill & Terry Delevan Wynetta Devore« Sandra Marie DiBianco Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Walter & Linda Dudas Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Richard Ernst« Anita & Allen Frank Philip & Marilyn Frankel« Silvia & David Fry Melanie & Mark Fullerton«

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In Tribute Contributions have been made to Syracuse Stage to honor someone, celebrate a special occasion or offer an expression of sympathy in memory of a loved one.

Dr. & Mrs. Mark Adelson in memory of Laura Edell Sarah B. Alden in memory of Jacqueline Coley In Memory of Arlene Alpaugh Rose Erma Angotti in tribute of 43 years in real estate Juanita Balamut in tribute of Marion A. Sevier Mrs. Gwynne Bellos in honor of Dr. Neal S. Bellos Carrie Berse in memory of Betty Lourie Carol Bryant in honor of Virginia Parker Marion L. Burke in honor of Barbara B. Liptak Robert Caswell in Memory of Pam Jim Clark & Sharon Gordon in honor of Betty Lourie and Lou Kempton The Central New York Community Foundation in memory of Betty Lourie Ed Cohen in Memory of Beverly Michaels Judith Dannible in honor of my Angel, Anthony F. Dannible Vicki & David Dansky in memory of Betty Lourie Susan G. Dorn in memory of Phillip K. Dorn Virginia Foley in memory of Beverly Michaels


Charles R. Gallagher Ernest Giraud Penny & Ernie Giraud David & Ellen Hardy« Dr. & Mrs. Donald M. Haswell Mary Hershberger« Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Mr. & Mrs. Alexander Holstein Joyce Homan Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Carrie Mae Weems & Jeffrey Hoone Elaine & Steve Jacobs Lex & Helen Joseph Robin & Mark Kasowitz« Norma Kelley Stephen & Janet Kimatian Mary Rose Kott Ellen & Terry Lautz« Marlene & Scott MacFarlane Candace & John Marsellus Albert Marshall« Sam & Margaret McNaughton« Elizabeth & Walter Merriam« Samantha* Millier Anne Morford John Palmer & Liz Morgenthein« James & Kathleen Muldoon Betty Jane & Larry Myers Linda & Donald Napier Maria Maniscalco & James Nellis Michael & Maggie O’Connor David & Susan Palen« Robert & Teresa Parke Robert & Jane Pickett« Marilyn Pinsky Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi« Rissa & Michael Ratner James* & Theresa Reed Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Lois & Ted Schroeder Ellen Schwartz« Marilyn & Mike Sees« Cheryl & Robert Shallish« Barbara Shaw James W. Shults Rhoda Sikes Carol & Dirk Sonneborn Lawrence Sovik Dr. Kenneth & Lois Spitzer Helene & George Starr

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Tenney« Tiso Family Cynthia G. Tracy« Anita Wagner Linda Webb« – in support of Audio-Described Performances John & Mitzi Wolf Mary Jane Woodward Supporting Cast $150 - $249 George & Sandra Abbott Harriet & Jerrold Abraham« Judy & Bud Adams Judith Adams Dr. George P. Adams & Mrs. Beverly C. Adams Kathy & Mark Adelson Sally Alden Kal Alston Kristi Anderson« Robert & Jeanne Anderson Nathan Andrews Tony Antonello & Danielle Quintus Marina Artuso Holmes & Sarah Bailey« Rosemary Baker & Stu Spiegel Juanita Balamut« Tammy Balamut« Gail & Dennis Baldwin« Ed & Joan Bangel Theresa & Dennis Bardenett« Nancy Barnum Joseph & Linda Barry Andrew & Margot Baxter« Gwynne Bellos« Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Berger Roslyn Bilford Nicki Bisson« Gerald & Barbara Black Barbara Bloom Gary & Fran Bockus Dick Bowman Bernie & Ona Cohn Bregman« Virginia Brennan Jenifer Breyer Caroline & Nicholas Brust« Carol Bryant Jennifer Bryer Helen Buck Frank & Kathy Campagna« Naomi & Jim Cannon« Joan Carlon Tom & Maryann Carranti Timothy McLaughlin & Diane Cass

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Barbara Genton in honor of Donna Perricone Peggy Ginniff in honor of my parents Harold & Mildred Ginniff Jacki & Michael Goldberg in tribute of Natalie Goldberg Syracuse MT Student Daughter Carol Jean in tribute of Bob & Blanche Everingham Tom & Christine Hafner in tribute of Peter Hafner Kip & Terri Hargrave in honor of Gus Hargrave & Rick Menke Kelly & Colleen Harrison in honor of Kathleen D. Harrig Kathlyn Heaton in honor of Sharon Waletzko Heidi Holtz in memory of Betty Lourie Doris King in memory of Austin Hoffman II Richard & Joan Kollgaard in honor of Don Buschmann & Tracey White Lorraine LaDuke in honor of Mrs. Cecile LaDuke Janet W. Lowe in honor of Bob Moss Gerald Mager in tribute of Thomas A. Brisk John Huppertz & Diane Mastin in honor of Fran & Sally Lou Nichols Carl Peterson & Margaret Maurer in memory of Jacqueline Coley Mr. Wallace J. McDonald in memory of Betty Lourie Richard Midlam in tribute of Barbara Midlam Lyn Morsillo & Vanessa Kalette in honor of Tracey White & Mary Kennett


Dr. & Mrs. Raymond J. Cassady Robert F. Caswell Susan Chappuis« Joseph L. & Janice L. Charles Ann & Steve Chase« Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Malcolm Clark Carolyn & Sam Clemence Susan & Craig Cobb« Edward Cohen Dr. & Mrs. Paul S. Cohen Sylvia & William Cohen« Martha Cole Margaret & Milton Coleman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Colley« Michele Combs« Margaret & David Compton« Mr. & Mrs. Robert Congel Joan & Robert D. Conine« William & Julia Consroe« Mike & LaRae Cottrell« Orazio & Genevieve Covelli Elizabeth Cowan George Curry Jamie & Julie Cyr« Peter & Margaret Darby« Clive & Sandra Davis Carol Decker Paula A. Dendis Delores R. Dixon Susan Dorn« Cynthia & Mark Dowd Greene« Jerry & Beth Groff Sharry Doyle« Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss David & Robin Drucker Jim & Patty Dungey Karen & Nat Dunn Nancy & Tony Ebersole Elizabeth & William Elkins Greg & Linda Ellstrom Ted & Penny Emerick Susan Estabrook Cissie Fairchilds« Ms. Kathie Falgitano« Lori & Christopher Farrell Tom & Jane Ferguson Marsha & Benjamin Ferrara James & Barbara Finlon Karen & William Fisher Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack« Robert & Terry Flower« Geraldine Forbes & Sidney Greenblatt

Len Fonte Kathleen Forrest« Judith Fox Jeff & Tess Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer« Carolyn & Sean Garner David & Bernice Gaynor Margaret Gelfuso and Peter Scheibe« Barbara W. Genton John & Debbie Gerson« Michele & Carl Gildemeyer Frank & Anne Girardi« Peggy Ginniff James Godleski Phyllis Goldman« Annette Goodman« Robert & Karen Goldman Mrs. Lewis H. Goodman Linda Fabian Goodrich & Dennis Goodrich« Lawrence & Dorothy Gordon Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon Judith & Samuel Gorovitz Joseph & Marie Grasso William J. Gray Stephen & Julia Graziano Dr. Roger & Vicki Greenberg The Greenfield Family Jerry & Beth Groff James M. Hahn Patricia Haggerty Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Halsey Ruth Pass Hancock Mrs. Stuart F. Hancock, Jr.« Carole & Mark Hansen Milena Hansen« Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan Bill & Kathy Harmand Rebecca & Michael Harris David & Lib Hayes Nancy & Bud Haylor Lionel Lee Hector Alan & Dorothy Heller Christopher Henke & Carolyn Hsu Celaine & Victor Hershdorfer Jacqueline Hicks« Camille & Mark Hill« Alvin & Sandra Holmes Marcia Hayden-Horan & Philip Horan Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hovey Guy & Patricia Howard Dr. Harold Husovsky & Dr. Susan E. Stred Jim & Sherri Hyla

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Janice Nelson in honor of Bea & Irving Solomon Brenda Neuss in tribute of Christine Lightcap In honor of Kathryn Mulligan Joy & Al Oliver in honor of Rebecca Oliver & Hillary Gale Susan A. Parker in honor of Virginia B. Parker Dr. Paul E. Phillips & Ms. Sharon Sullivan in memory of Betty Lourie David Relyea in honor of Paula Relyea Nancy Remchuk in honor of Timothy Bond Erica Rube in honor of Jackie Goldberg cochairing the Gala Elaine Rubenstein in memory of Betty Lourie Lorne & Ellen Runge in tribute of Betty Lourie Ellen & Lorne Runge in honor of Laurie Clark Lois & Mike Schaffer in memory of Betty Lourie Nancy Scheutziw in tribute of Syracuse Stage Staff/Volunteers Mr. & Mrs. Jacob H. Schuhle in memory of William Whiting Mansukh J. Shah in memory of Indira M. Shah Mel Shindler in honor of Tracey White Alberta L. Shouldice in honor of Peter Fekete Artistic Director of Open Hand Theatre Corrine & Lynn Smith in support of Open Captioning H. Paul Steiner in honor of Renée & Ben & Tracey White Union Bank & Trust in Honor of Betty Lourie Carol Bryant & Richard Ward in honor of Virginia & Fritz Parker


Virginia Jacob Richard Jaeger Janet Jaffe« Anne Jamison & Peter Vanable Susan & Theodore Jarosz« Mr. & Mrs. Jastrzab James Aiello & Pam Johnson Pamela Johnson Mr. & Mrs. Stephen L. Johnson Thomas & Corinne Johnston Michael & Lynette Jozefczyk Marjorie T. & Joseph V. Julian« Kankus Family Dr. & Mrs. Allan Kanter Jan & James Kaplan Dr. & Mrs. Philip Kaplan Carolyn & Gregory Keefe Jane & John Keegan Joan & Alexander Keilen« David & Noel Keith Ed & Susan Kelley Jean Kimber Barbara & Richard Kimm« Doris King« Russell & Joan King Sally & Dick Kinsey Theresa & Stephen Kline« Kathy & Barry Kogut Richard & Joan Kollgaard Dr. Sylvia Betcher & Martin Korn Don & Margo Koten Kathy & Scott Krell Sheldon Kruth« Jill Ladd Hume & Peggy Laidman Jay & Linda Land L. Lardy & E. Pennington« Phyllis & Harlan LaVine Mark & Jeannette Levinsohn« Bonnie Levy Elizabeth D. Liddy Edward & Carol Lipson David Michel & Peggy Liuzzi Joanne Lloyd« K.B. Lloyd« Harlan London, Ph.D.« Betsy Long« John & Marian Loosmann« Nicholas & Cathy Lozoponi Tom Miller & Mary MacBlane James MacKillop Alexis and Thomas Madden John & Janet Mallan«

Jon M. Maloff J.R. Manier Rick Manier, Jr. Louis & Nancy Maresca Elizabeth G. Mascia Susan Martineau« Frederick & Virginia Marty Dr. & Mrs. Michael Masingale« Mary K. Massad Michael Mattson Mr. & Mrs. Peter Mazzaferro« Noreen & Donald McCrimmon Rod & Jana McDonald William & Pamela McGarry Michael & Patricia McGrath Brian & Cheryl McIntyre Bev & Dave McKay Marilyn McKnight Brian McLane Diane Cass & Tim McLaughlin« Nancy & M. James McPherson« Dr. & Mrs. James L. Megna Margaret Meier Mary & Eckart Meisterfeld Clifford & Marjorie Mellor Ann R. Melvin Ben & Julie Merchant« Sis Merrell David Michelo & Peggy Ruzzie Dan & Terry Miller« Merrill L. Miller, M.D. Don Milmore Beth & David Mitchell Gail & Peter Mitchell« June M. Mitchell James Mitscher Robert & Barbara Moore Tina Morgan Dr. & Mrs. Charles Muniak« Mary Jane & Stephen Nathan« Richard & Barbara Natoli Patricia Naughton Nancy Needham« Brenda Neuss« Cathryn Newton Dennis & Doren Norfleet Neil Novelli Brenda Neuss« Robert & Beth Oddy Ute Oestreicher Howard McLaughlin & Mary O’Hara

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Lynda Wheat In Honor of Barbara Beckos Lynda & Terry Wheat in memory of Betty Lourie Lynda Wheat in Honor of Diana Coles JoAnne Wickman in honor of Arlene Alpaugh Janet Willis in memory of Genevieve Thuma

Sally O’Herin« Albert & Joy Oliver Phyllis & Chuck Olmsted Donna & Richard O’Neil« Timothy & JoDean Orcutt Deborah O’Shea« Lawrence & Joan Page« Cathy Palm« Peter & Constance Palumb Susan Parker« Kenn & Annette* Peters« Kendall Phillips* David & Susan Pickard Richard & Neva Pilgrim David & Linda Pitonzo Ann & Howard Port Jean Raper« Mark Re & Nancy Pasquale Robert & Christina Rhinehart Brian & Chris Rieger« Julie & Boyd Rimel« Michael & Cindy Rogan« Howard J. Rose Elaine Rubenstein Ellen & Lorne Runge Maria & Richard A. Russell« Linda & Bob Ryan« Don & Florence Saleh Richard & Jill Sargent Sisters Janet & Joan Kelly & Tony Scalzo« Jeffrey & Abby Scheer Robert Scheer Nancy Mudrick & Eric Schiff George & Sharon Schmit Mr. & Mrs. Jacob H. Schuhle Margaret Schuhle Janice Scully, M.D. Ruth Seaman Gracia & Kendrick Sears Thelie Trotty-Selzer & Jon Selzer« Rick & Betsy Severance


Craig Simmons Nancy & Robert Slavens Craig & Martha Smith Debbie & David Smith Judith B. Smith Robert & Sheila Smith Harold & Ruth Smulyan Gwen Kay & Jef Sneider Marcene Sonneborn Jean & Paul Soper Helen E. Stacy Anne Stagnitti Deirdre & David Stam« John Steinburg & Karl Crossman Deborah & James Stewart« Dr. Lawrence Stewart« Jill & Ron Stratton Myrna & E.D. Sullivan« Thomas Talbot Jordan Tannenbaum Dr. Martin & Jackie Talcik

Mr. and Mr. Richard Terpening Laura M. Terpening Christine & Richard Thomas Marguerite Conan & James A. Traver Charles F. Tremper« Gregg Tripoli Jean & John Tromans Lennie Elizabeth Turner« Dina & Gershon Vincow T.J. Vitale Fred & Patricia von Mechow« Frank & Alice Vreeland Ann Vaccaro Bob Visalli Kashi & Kameshwar Wali Mrs. Barbara Wanamaker Larry Volan & Sara Warner« Dr. & Mrs. Donald Washburn

Matching Gift Program The following companies will match gifts of their employees, retirees and spouses with a gift of their own to Syracuse Stage. Ask your personnel office for a matching gift form, send the completed form with your gift – and we’ll do the rest! AT&T Allied-Signal, Inc. American Express Company Avon Products, Inc. AXA Equitable Bank of America Borden, Inc. Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation CIGNA Corporation CNA Foundation Chemical Bank Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Citicorp & Citibank, N.A. Coopers Industries Foundation Crouse Hinds Co. – Cooper Industries

Deluxe Corporation Digital Equipment Corporation Emerson Electric Co. Equitable Life Assurance Society Farmer & Traders Life Ins. Co. Fireman’s Fund Insurance GE Foundation General Foods Corporation GlaxoSmithKline John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance The Home Depot Foundation Honeywell IBM Corporation J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Johnson & Johnson

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Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Elizabeth Weinstein & Steven Shahan Kathryn L. Kelly & Leonard B. Weiner« Ruth S. Weinstock Anna Giacobbe & Peter Welge« Peter N. Wells Evelyn D. White Joanne Wickman Elizabeth & James Wiggins Garrett Wikoff Pauline & Robert Williamson Alex & Lola Winter Tina Winter Ivan & Bonnie Wolf Tom & Carol Wolff Lori Ott & Jeffrey Woodward Kelly Wypych«

Kemper National P&C Co. Key Foundation Lever Brothers Company Marine Midland Bank, N.A. McDonald’s Corporation Merrill Lynch Mobil Oil Corporation The MONY Group Mutual Life Insurance Co. NCR Corporation National Grange New York Telephone Niagara Mohawk Foundation Owens-Illinois, Inc. Pitney Bowes The Prudential Foundation Charles Schwab Radio Shack Rockwell Automation Trust SmithKline Beecham Labs The St. Paul’s Companies The Travelers Companies United Parcel Service United Technologies Corp. Verizon Welch Allyn Xerox Corporation


S Y R A C U S E S TA G E S TA F F

Artistic Director.......................................................................................................Robert M. Hupp Managing Director.....................................................................................................Jill A. Anderson Associate Artistic Director....................................................................................................Kyle Bass P R O D U C T I O N S TA F F

Director of Production Operations...........................................................................Don Buschmann Assistant Production Manager.................................................................................Dianna Angell Company Manager/Production Management Assistant..............................................Brian Crotty Facilities Work Study.....................................................................................Rachel Ackerman Health and Safety Work Study..........................................................................Hector Aguirre Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Carpenters...............................................................Phillip Dyke, Jordan Michaud, Erek Weis Graduate Assistant..............................................................................................Eric Chorlton Student Work Study..............................................................Hector Aguirre, McKenna Vargas Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist.......................................................................Kristen Prescott-Ezickson Graduate Assistants..............................................................Loren Bartnicke, Mark Zbikowski Properties Coordinator...........................................................................................Mary Houston Props Carpenter...................................................................................................Mike Gerlach Props Artisan....................................................................................................Jessica Culligan Graduate Assistants......................................................................Chelsea Jones, Taro Takizawa Student Work Study..................................................................Jessica Crawford, Ashlee Kyker Costumer................................................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Assistant Costumer/Drama Department Costume Coordinator..................James A. McDaniel Cutter-Drapers.....................................................................Catherine Hennessy, Jennifer Peet First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers...................................................................................Sarah Alspach, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor.................................................................................Sarah Stark Hair Stylist......................................................................................................Kristina Scalone Student Work Study...........................................................Kiersten Kozbial-Wu, Abby McGee Master Electrician............................................................................................David M. Bowman Assistant Master Electrician............................................................Miles Dudgeon, ETCP, CEE Electrics Journeyman..........................................................................................Laura Gisondi Student Assistants......................................................................Andy LiDestri, Roslyn Palmer Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer.......................................................Jonathan R. Herter Assistant Audio Engineer................................................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Apprentice............................................................................................Trinisha Dupree Graduate Assistant.................................................................................Corey Martin Sullivan Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeyman............................................................................Erin C Brett Stage Management Apprentice................................................................................Em Piraino

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S Y R A C U S E S TA G E S TA F F

A D M I N I S T R AT I V E S TA F F

General Manager...............................................................................................................Jon Wilson Comptroller..............................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Human Resources Manager/Business Associate..................................................Kathy Zappala Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Student Assistant..................................................................................................Justin Ramer Director of Ticketing & Subscription Services........................................................Miguel Tarrats Assistant Director of Ticketing and Subscription Services........................Courtney Richardson Assistant Box Office Manager............................................................................Laurie Lindsey Patron Sales and Services..........................................................Brian Balamut, Dennis Lennox Box Office Assistants.............................................Sophia Blayney, Phelicia Ball, Jalina Brown Elizabeth Carson, Luke Earle, Allisha Edwards Priya Smythe, Rupert Krueger Director of Audience Services.................................................................................Lydia Kubiniec Audience Services Assistant.....................................................................................Lisa Doerle Assistant House Manager...............................................................................Patricia Condello Student Assistant House Managers.......Drew Deal, James Mack, Natalie Oliver, Nenad Vukovic Bartenders..........Meg Pusey Anthis, Patrick Cummings, William Loeper, Evan Starling-Davis Work Study Ushers..................................Valeria Berdecia, Manda Borden, Kimberly Castoro, Katelyn Rachel Eaton, Madelyn Gelth, Amanda Gomes, Alexander Aranyi Low, Samantha Lucas, John Michael MacLeod, Alexander Maiman, Callista McMaye, Cameron Reece, Tee Rodriguez, Jenefer Rojas, Nathan Shapiro, Jemila Smith, Claire St. Marie, Brianna Stankiewicz Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan Associate Director of Development...............................................................Katherine Keeney Development Associate...................................................................................Meggan Madden Angel Appeal Telefunding Manager....................................................................Kathy Zappala Director of Educational Outreach...........................................................................Lauren Unbekant Assistant Director of Education..............................................................................Kate Laissle Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte Education Intern...........................................................................................Mike Mankiewicz Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager.........................................................................Tracey White Group Sales Assistant........................................................................................Amanda Kurey Group Sales Student Assistant................................................................................Kat Norton Marketing Manager...........................................................................................Joanna Penalva Graphic Designers.................................................................Jonathan Hudak, Brenna Merritt Audience Engagement & Communications Associate......................................Tionge Johnson Marketing Interns....Imaobong Uwemedimo Ekpo, Brigethia Guins-Jamison, Aqiyla-Kumar Moody Artistic Assistant...............................................................................................................Chris Botek Dramaturgy Graduate Intern......................................................................................Ellie Kaplan Artistic Undergraduate Intern...............................................................Catherine Grace Giddings Interpreters for the Deaf.........................................Brenda Brown, Angelo Coppola, Mikki Evans Sue Freeman, Joanne Jackowski, Sarah Korcz Zenna Preli, Shaun Standford Open Captioning........................................................................................................Chris Botek Audio Description..............................................................................Kate Laissle, Joseph Whelan Community Services Officer.................................................................................Stacey Emmons Custodians........................................................................Kitty Ashby, Les Edwards, Tony Rogers

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ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2016/17

DISGRACED

Sat. Feb. 4, 3:00 S Sat. Feb. 11, 3:00 AD Wed. Feb. 8, 2:00 O Sun. Feb. 12, 2:00 O AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ THE FATS WALLER MUSICAL SHOW

Sat. Mar. 11, 3:00 S Sat. Mar. 18, 3:00 AD Wed. Mar. 15, 2:00 O Sun. Mar. 19, 2:00 O

HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE

Sat. Apr. 15, 3:00 S Sat. Apr. 22, 3:00 AD Wed. Apr. 19, 2:00 O Sun. Apr. 23, 2:00 O DEATHTRAP

Sat. May 20, 3:00 S Sat. May 20, 3:00 AD Wed. May 24, 2:00 O Sun. May 28, 2:00 O

American Sign Language = S Sign Language Interpreted Performance Series supported in part by Welch Allyn, in memory of Susan Thompson. An American Sign Language Interpreted performance is offered for every production. For the most advantageous viewing, be sure to mention your interest in sign interpretation when reserving tickets.

Audio-Described Performances = AD Simultaneous live narration and pre-show description for blind and visually impaired patrons. Please call the Box Office in advance to reserve headsets. Audio Enhancement: Syracuse Stage offers an infrared hearing system for patrons with up to 70% hearing loss. Headsets can be reserved free of charge through the Box Office or at the Coat Room before curtain.

Open Captioned Performances = O Open Captioning is provided for two matinee performances of every production. A small screen, placed to the side of the stage, displays text corresponding to the play’s dialogue and other sounds. Open Captioning can be viewed from most seats in the theatre. However, for the most advantageous viewing, please contact the Box Office. Open Captioning is supported by grants from Theatre Development Fund’s TAP Plus Praagram, NYSCA and donations from individuals and corporations.

Wheelchair Seating and Accessibility: Syracuse Stage is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office at 315-4433275 to arrange wheelchair seating.

PROGRAM BOOK Director of Marketing and Communications: Joseph Whelan Advertising: Joanna Penalva Graphic Designer: Jonathan Hudak Cover: Brenna Merritt

Disgraced published January 25, 2017 The Syracuse Stage program is published seven times a year. For advertising rates and information contact Joanna Penalva at 315.443.2709. Printed by Canfield & Tack.

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G E N E R A L I N F O R M AT I O N SYRACUSE STAGE 820 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13210-1508 Administration: 315/443-4008 Box Office: 315/443-3275 www.SyracuseStage.org SINGLE TICKET PRICES Evenings: Fri., Sat.: $53, $48, $30 Sun., Tues., Wed., Thurs.: $43, $42, $30 Matinees: Wed., Sat., Sun.: $51, $46, $30 Previews: $39, $34, $30 All tickets can be purchased at the Syracuse Stage Box Office or online anytime at www.SyracuseStage.org. Prices may vary for opening nights. DISCOUNTS Available for senior citizens, 40 and under, and students. Call the Box Office for prices. GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE Available for groups of 10 or more; additional discounts for student/senior citizen groups. Call Tracey White: 315/443-9844. RUSH TICKETS Rush tickets are available for purchase at a discounted rate on the day of the show for all performances. Limited availability. BOX OFFICE HOURS The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and two hours before each performance. Box Office phone: 315/443-3275. Box Office fax: 315/443-1408. GIFT CERTIFICATES Call the Box Office or visit us online at SyracuseStage.org PARKING Entrance to the enclosed parking garage on Irving Avenue is on the corner of Madison Street and Irving, next to the Madison-Irving Medical Building. For hours of operation and parking costs, call (315) 475-4742. There is an open parking lot between Phoebe’s Garden Cafe and the garage maintained by Syracuse University. BEEPERS AND CELL PHONES For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones; check your beeper and leave your seat number with an usher at the Coat Room prior to the performance. They will monitor your beeper and notify you if there is an emergency. FIRE NOTICE The exit indicated by a red sign nearest the seat you occupy is the shortest route to the street. In the event of an emergency, walk to that exit and follow the house staff’s directions. SMOKING POLICY The Syracuse Stage/Drama Complex is proud to be tobacco- and smoke-free. To help ensure a healthy and respectful environment, the use of all tobacco and tobacco-related products is prohibited on the property, including buildings, sidewalks, and parking areas. For more information visit: wellness.syr.edu/tobacco-free QUIET CHILDREN Quiet children over the age of five are welcome at Syracuse Stage performances. We do ask that adults remove disruptive children to the lobby.

TICKET EXCHANGE All tickets may be exchanged. Please call the Box Office 24 hours prior to the earliest performance involved in the exchange. Single ticket exchanges carry a $5 fee per ticket. Flex Pack holders may make one free exchange per show. Subscribers may make unlimited free exchanges; upgrade charges may apply. Subscribers who missed a scheduled performance and did not exchange may use their Extra Value Coupon or purchase a missed performance pass for $5. LATECOMERS In order to ensure the safety and concentration of the actors and the uninterrupted enjoyment of our patrons, latecomers will be seated at the earliest, appropriate break in the performance in the closest available seats. BUY IT IF YOU LIKE IT! Many of the items featured in our productions are available for purchase. For information contact Mary Houston, Props Master: (315) 443-2437. TO VOLUNTEER AS AN USHER If you would like to get a backstage view of Syracuse Stage, or would like to expand your social circle, this is the ideal opportunity for you. All we ask for is a positive attitude, a smiling face and the willingness to commit a few hours a month. Please call our House Manager at (315) 443-3219 for more information. OPEN CAPTIONING We are pleased to offer two open captioned performances for each mainstage play. Open captioning provides a simultaneous display of the play’s dialogue on a screen to the right of the stage. AUDIO-DESCRIBED PERFORMANCES Simultaneous live narration and pre-show description for blind and visually impaired patrons. Please contact Box Office in advance to reserve headsets. AUDIO ENHANCEMENT We offer an infrared listening system for patrons with up to a 70% hearing loss. Headsets can be reserved free of charge at the Coat Room before curtain. SIGNED INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES Tuesday evenings, the third or fourth week of each production, we offer performances for the hearing impaired. WHEELCHAIR ACCOMMODATIONS Syracuse Stage is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office to arrange wheelchair seating. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE CONTACT To be reached in an emergency, please leave your name and seat location at the Coat Room when you arrive. This is the only way we can locate you. In case of an emergency you may be reached at (315) 443-9922. WWW.SYRACUSESTAGE.ORG Subscribe, purchase Flex Packs, gift certificates, and single tickets 24-7. Information, schedules, reviews and more. PLEASE . . . The use of cameras and recording devices is not permitted. Please do not bring food into the theatre. Drinks in Syracuse Stage’s Approved Theatre Containers may be brought into the theatre. Those containers are available for purchase at the Gift Shop in the Coyne Lobby. ADVERTISER SUPPORT Syracuse Stage encourages audience members to support the businesses advertised in our program.

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