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LETTER FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

 ROBERT HUPP. PHOTO: BRENNA MERRITT.

DEAR FRIENDS, Hello, and welcome to the first production of our 47th season! We’re glad you’re here. Welcome, also, to the world premiere of Keenan Scott II’s Thoughts of a Colored Man. A recent article about the production that appeared on syracuse.com led with the headline, “The Road to Broadway runs through Syracuse.” It got a lot shares on social media. The article’s headline refers to the fact that this production is what’s called an “enhanced” production. That is to say, it comes with commercial interest and investment. Thoughts of a Colored Man is a co-produced venture among Syracuse Stage, a respected and celebrated LORT theatre to our south, Baltimore Center Stage, and commercial producers Brian Moreland and Ron Simons. The plan is to move the production from here to Baltimore and then, in a year or so, open the production in a commercial house in New York City. Many of the commercial productions you see on Broadway started in regional theatre. The 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Play, The Humans, for instance, had its start at the non-profit American Theatre Company in Chicago. The regional theatre/commercial theatre developmental pipeline is part of the artistic ecosystem of the American Theatre. Regional theatre, because of its non-profit status, is inherently able to take greater risks than the more conservative, dollar-driven commercial theatre we experience on Broadway. Conversely, regional theatre relies on Broadway and the commercial theatre to build broad name recognition and audience appeal for many of the plays we produce (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time comes to mind).

Workshop in New York City. Now Syracuse is part of the work’s developmental journey. You’ll notice Thoughts of a Colored Man is produced under Syracuse Stage’s Cold Read banner. Cold Read is our designation for new, emerging, and evolving work. You’ll recall that last year’s premiere of Kyle Bass’s Possessing Harriet was also proudly produced as a Cold Read production. So today, as you engage with Thoughts of a Colored Man, know that you are an important part of this work’s trajectory. The Thoughts of a Colored Man you see now will likely be quite different from the play of the same title you might see a year from now. Your response and reaction will play an important role as the playwright and the creative team continue to refine and reshape this play. For the American Theatre to thrive and grow, new work must occupy the center of our artistic world. Syracuse Stage is honored to play our part in this new play’s evolving artistic journey. Like all exciting journeys, you never know what you might see, or where you might end up. Thanks for joining us, and for making Syracuse Stage a part of your life. All the best,

In this “enhanced” context, enter Thoughts of a Colored Man. We’re excited to give this play its first fully realized, public production. Before Syracuse, we saw developmental workshops of the play at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. and at New York Theatre

Robert Hupp Artistic Director

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OCT 9 - 27

TWELVE ANGRY MEN By Reginald Rose | Directed by James Still Co-produced with Indiana Repertory Theatre

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Music by Alan Menken | Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton | Directed by Donna Drake | Choreography by Anthony Salatino | Musical Direction by Brian Cimmet | Flying Effects by ZFX Inc. | Co-produced with the Syracuse University Department of Drama

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THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN

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PRESENTS

BY

Keenan Scott II DIRECTED BY

Steve H. Broadnax III CHOREOGRAPHY BY

Millicent Johnnie SCENIC DESIGNER

CO-COSTUME DESIGNERS

LIGHTING DESIGNER

SOUND DESIGNER

Robert Brill

Toni-Leslie James Devario Simmons

Ryan J. O'Gara

Mikaal Sulaiman

PROJECTION DESIGNER

MUSIC BY

S TA G E M A N A G E R

CASTING

Sven Ortel

Te’La and KAMAUU

B.J. Forman

Calleri Casting

PRODUCTION

I N A S S O C I AT I O N W I T H

Baltimore Center Stage and Brian Moreland and Ron Simons

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Robert Hupp

Jill A. Anderson

Kyle Bass

Artistic Director

Managing Director

Associate Artistic Director

SPONSOR

MEDIA SPONSORS

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TA K I N G P H O T O S I N T H E T H E AT R E Audience members may take photos in the theatre before and after the performance and during intermission. If you post photos on social media or elsewhere, you must credit the production's designers by including the names below. Please note: Photos are strictly prohibited during the performance. Photos of the stage are not permitted if an actor is present. Video and audio recording is not permitted at any time in the theatre.

SCENIC DESIGNER

CO-COSTUME DESIGNERS

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Robert Brill

Toni-Leslie James Devario Simmons

Ryan J. O'Gara

SOUND DESIGNER

PROJECTION DESIGNER

MUSIC BY

Mikaal Sulaiman

Sven Ortel

Te’La and KAMAUU

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THE CAST (alphabetical order)

Jerome Preston Bates....................................................................Wisdom Brandon Dion Gregory..................................................................Passion Forrest McClendon..................................................................Depression Ashley Pierre-Louis..................................................................Woman #1 Reynaldo Piniella................................................................................Lust Jody Reynard............................................................................Happiness Ryan Jamaal Swain.............................................................................Love Garrett Turner..................................................................................Anger Hollie E. Wright......................................................................Woman #2

ADDITIONAL CREDITS Associate Director..........................................................Bianca LaVerne Jones Associate Scenic Designer......................................................Justin Humphres Scenic Design Assistants........................Hsi-An Chen, Samuel Keamy-Minor Associate Lighting Designer.......................................................Naftali Wayne Board Programmer.....................................................................Jonah Camiel Projection Programmer...........................................................Parker Langvard Assistant Sound Designer.......................................................Zackery Bennett Assistant Projection Designer.......................................................Jesse Easdon Electrics Apprentice/Board-op..............................................Sydney E. Curran Assistant Audio Engineer/A1.................................................Kevin O'Connor Sound Apprentice/A2..............................................................Daniel McLain Wardrobe Supervisor....................................................................Jaylene Ogle Official Hotels for Guest Artists...The Genesee Grande Hotel, Parkview Hotel

SPECIAL THANKS Foresight Theatrical, Lane Marsh, and Andrew Joy

Thoughts of a Colored Man will be performed without an intermission.

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. The director of this production is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union. Thoughts of a Colored Man 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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T H O U G H TS O F A CO LO R E D MAN

AN INTERVIEW WITH PLAYWRIGHT KEENAN SCOTT II With the world premiere of Thoughts of a Colored Man at Syracuse Stage, playwright Keenan Scott II begins an exciting journey that could lead to a New York production. Producers Brian Moreland and Ron Simons, veterans of Broadway, have aspirations to bring the play to the City after it completes its run at Baltimore Center Stage. Scott spoke with Lyle Andrew Michael about the play. LAM: How did your personal experience influence you in writing this script? KS: I’ve lived in New York and in Maryland. I’ve lived in the inner city, a suburb and a rural area. This play is influenced by my upbringing and the things I have experienced in and out of my community in

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these locations. LAM: What sort of world do you want to take the audience into? KS: I want this to be a snapshot of a community. While I do not ever want to tell an audience member how to feel, I want viewers to see the characters exist


“I would say one can’t be a playwright without understanding the process of acting, just as an actor cannot be an actor without understanding the process of directing and writing.” -Keenan Scott II as they do in their community as they intertwine through it. Depending on your background, every audience member will leave with something different. LAM: The characters have allegorical names Anger, Lust, Passion, etc. Can you elaborate on that choice? KS: I grew up hearing that black men don’t know how to articulate themselves.

So, I wanted to create a piece, being a poet, where the black man can express himself and articulate his emotions in a safe place. I thought about the emotions that I go through, of feeling angry, lustful, depressed, and I realized these are not thoughts and emotions that are unique to me, but something that all human beings go through and feel. As you journey through this piece, you will

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 PLAYWRIGHT KEENAN SCOTT II AT THE TABLE READ ON THE FIRST DAY OF REHEARSALS FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN AT SYRACUSE STAGE. PHOTO: MICHAEL DAVIS.


see that these men are multifaceted. LAM: The last voice we hear is Passion’s. KS: I probably identify most with Passion. He symbolizes hope. I believe he serves as the pseudo-narrator who sets the tone for the piece. So it’s important for the last message and voice to be from a place of hope. LAM: How do you feel the term “colored” has evolved over the years? KS: I think the term “colored” has come to be used differently by people over the years. For instance “people of color” is a common term now. In Thoughts of a Colored Man, I use  “colored” to spark a visceral reaction like it did during the civil and precivil rights days. Also, playing into the allegorical labeling of the characters in this play,  these are not just emotions and thoughts of a “colored” man, but “human” feelings and experiences.  LAM: What made you choose fall and Brook-

lyn in the present-day as the setting? KS: I chose fall to be specific and to help further the creation of this world. And personally, it’s my favorite season. Being a native New Yorker I wanted to ground the piece there. I picked Brooklyn because I live in Bed Stuy (Bedford Stuyvesant) currently and the true world of this piece started to come together while living there. The gentrification that has been happening there serves as a representation for what’s going on all over the United States right now and cities around the world. LAM: What do you feel you have to learn from the world premiere of the play at Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage? KS: The audience responses. I have been writing and working on Thoughts of a Colored Man for twelve years. Sitting alone with my thoughts and ideas for this time has been rewarding. I’ve grown a lot working

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on this piece. I am most excited about hearing the response from the community at large, and then applying new work based upon the response. My work as an artist is never complete. It is a living, breathing script. I hope that each night the show is performed, a person will learn something new about my community and where I’m from. LAM: When did you take an interest in writing plays? KS: I never studied playwriting in an academic space. I was a theatre major at Frostburg State University with a concentration in acting. I am a self-taught playwright. I realized I had a knack for poetry, storytelling, and songwriting, which led me to become a SLAM poet at age 15 in Washington, D.C. I would say one can’t be a playwright without understanding the process of acting, just as an actor cannot be an actor without understanding the process of directing and writing.


THO UGHTS OF A C O LO RED MAN

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT “Our black image became tainted...” -Keenan Scott II I believe that Thoughts of a Colored Man by Keenan Scott II aims to expand the definition of the 21st-century man of color beyond the oversimplified stereotypes that are often presented. As a man of color, I know too well that these distorted images have the dangerous potential to limit

our humanity; often leaving us in search of who we indeed are. My goal through this theatrical experience of language, music, and dance is to give insight into the black male in search of their most dominant selves trying to escape demise. Holla! –Steve H. Broadnax III

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T H O U G H TS O F A CO LO R E D MAN

SCENIC DESIGN For his work on Thoughts of a Colored Man, scenic designer Robert Brill found inspiration in graphic design, specifically in an art installation by Tibor Kalman called the EVERYBODY project. In 1993, as part of an innovative public arts initiative in New York City, Kalman and Scott Stowell installed a ground floor billboard in front of the police station in Times Square. The billboard had a yellow background imprinted with the single word EVERYBODY in large black letters. In front, steps led up to multicolored chairs that were affixed to the billboard. Was the installation an invitation for everybody to simply take a breather and sit, or an opportunity to sit and reflect on everybody passing by? Or was it a commentary on Times

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Square itself as the crossroads of the world through which everybody passes? The interpretations were many and varied. The power of a single word as an iconic signifier fascinated Brill, particularly when considering the play’s title. One word—COLORED—holds an inherent capacity to elicit response. What does it mean? What has it meant? Where has it been seen? Like the word everybody, the answers and interpretations can vary significantly. Brill observes, too, that a billboard is very much like a performance space. A blank billboard, like a blank stage, seems to await performance. Moreover, with the steps and seats, the installation EVERYBODY deliberately seems to invite performance. Given its Times


“If people come in and we give them what they expect, then we haven’t done our jobs.” -Robert Brill Square location, it is easy to envision EVERYBODY serving as locus for any number and type of performance. Brill’s design for Thoughts of a Colored Man turns a billboard into a multi-tiered playing area. Like an Elizabethan stage, there is a playing area below, a “balcony” above, and a raised platform in between. Four vertical columns create dis-

creet playing spaces that can be used for separate locations. The design is eminently functional, appropriately thought-provoking, and Brill hopes, something that will catch the audience by surprise. “If people come in and we give them what they expect, then we haven’t done our jobs,” he says. –Joseph Whelan

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 INSTALLATION VIEW

OF THE EVERYBODY PROJECT BY TIBOR KALMAN AND SCOTT STOWELL, CONCEIVED AS PART OF THE 42ND ST ART PROJECT, 1993.


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CAST Jerome Preston Bates (Wisdom). Broadway: American Son, Jitney, Stickfly, and Seven Guitars. OffBroadway: The Public Theatre, Classic Stage Company, Classical Theatre of Harlem, The Beckett, Negro Ensemble Company, Abingdon Theatre Company, New Federal Theatre, 127th Repertory Ensemble, and Circle Rep. Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Two Trains Running, A Comedy of Errors, and Richard III; The Old Globe in Macbeth; Arena Stage, Denver Center, Goodman, and Alley Theatre in Satchmo at the Waldorf; Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, Wilma Theater, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Arden Theatre Company, Center Stage, Folger Theatre, Long Wharf, and the Goodman Theatre in the world premiere of Seven Guitars opposite Viola Davis. Film: Peeples opposite Kerry Washington, Musical Chairs, Tio Papi, Shaft 2000, The Out of Towners, It Runs in the Family, The Narrows, and Romeo and Juliette in Harlem. Television: HBO’s Oz, All My Children, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, Third Watch, and Lights Out. As a writer, he penned the plays Augusta Brown and Electric Lady, and the Jimi Hendrix screenplay. He directed The Man in Room 306 at Luna Stage, and both Easy Money and A Salute to August Wilson and Religion at the Billie Holiday Theatre. Winner of seven Audelco Awards. Thank you to Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage and the TOACM team. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Brandon Dion Gregory (Passion) was born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. The New York Times caught Gregory being a whole lot of “fun” on stage in the holiday classic: Christmas Carol in Harlem. This year, you will get to witness him create more magic with this incredibly talented cast and crew. Gregory loves the constant balance of art and business. He has a Bachelor’s in Management and a Master’s in Theatre. His favorite stage roles include his work in Argonautika as Jason and Twelfth Night as Sir Toby. You may have also seen him on Netflix’s Let the Church Say Amen, Showtime’s Homeland, ABC’s Resurrection, or on the N train the other day. Follow Brandon at www.brandongregory.net Forrest McClendon (Depression). Broadway/West End: The Scottsboro Boys (Tony Award nomination). Off-Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys (Vineyard Theatre), Cabin in the Sky (City Center Encores!), James Baldwin: A Soul on Fire (New Federal Theatre). Regional: The Scottsboro Boys (Philadelphia Theatre Company/Barrymore Award), Red Velvet (Lantern Theater Co./Barrymore Award nomination), The America Play (Zach Scott Theatre/ B. Iden Payne Award), Avenue X (11th Hour Theatre Co./Barrymore Award), Seven Guitars (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Wild With Happy (Baltimore Center Stage), Romeo and Juliet (North Carolina Shake-

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GALA HONOREES Chancellor Kent Syverud & Dr. Ruth Chen, June 8, 2018 Robert Moss, June 16, 2017 Tim Bond, June 10, 2016 Diana C. Coles, June 10, 2016 Barbara Beckos, June 10, 2016 Bethaida Gonzรกlez, June 19, 2015 James A. Clark, June 7, 2014 Jack H. Webb, June 14, 2013 Dr. Louis G. Marcoccia, June 15, 2012

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CAST speare Festival), Othello (Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre), Julius Caesar (Lantern Theater Company) and most recently Cabaret (Connecticut Repertory Theatre). Forrest is a recipient of the Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship for top regional actors, and enjoys working on new plays and musicals—most recently at Sundance, New York Stage & Film, Arena Stage, and Arden Theatre Company. He teaches throughout the US, Europe, and Canada and is currently on the faculty of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. www. ForrestMcClendon.com

well as Gaga intensives in Tel Aviv and New York. Ashley hopes to travel the world, perform professionally, and inspire others with her passion to move. Follow her on Instagram: @ashleypierrelouis Reynaldo Piniella (Lust) was named a “person to watch” by American Theatre Magazine. He was previously seen in The Death of the Last Black Man..., Venus (Signature Theatre Company), The Skin of Our Teeth (Theatre for A New Audience), The Space Between the Letters (The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival), Terminus (NYTW Next Door), Lockdown (Rattlestick), Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Actors Theatre of Louisville). Film credits include Madeline’s Madeline, Broken City, One Percent More Humid, and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Television credits include Sneaky Pete, Law & Order: SVU, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Flesh & Bone, NYC 22, and The Carrie Diaries. He received the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship from TCG. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @ReynaldoRey.

Ashley Pierre-Louis (Woman #1) is a Miami native and is a graduate of Florida State University where she obtained her B.F.A. in Dance. Her solo, Re-self, was selected to be performed at the American College Dance Association 2018 in South Carolina and her solo entitled Mine was selected for presentation as an alternate at the National College Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Pierre-Louis has performed for the premiere of Donna Uchizono’s work March Under an Empty reign at The Joyce, NY Quadrille Festival, and has also been a part of Alvin Ailey’s inaugural Choreography Unlocked Festival under the direction of Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Urban Bush Women, and Robert Battle. Ashley has attended the School at Jacobs Pillow, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, as

Jody Reynard (Happiness) attended the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts outside of Atlanta, GA and graduated with a dance major. He earned a B.A. in Theatre from Kennesaw State University all while performing with

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CAST The Atlanta Shakespeare Tavern, The Atlanta Opera, and Georgia Ballet. From there, his regional career began with roles in On the Twentieth Century at the Goodspeed Opera House and  Mame at Papermill Playhouse.  He then caught the eye of Ann Reinking at an open audition and made his Broadway debut in Fosse, dancing featured specialties such as “From the Edge,” “Rich Man’s Frug,” and “Take Off with Us.”  His other Broadway credits include Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,  Legally Blonde, Taboo, Saturday Night Fever and the national touring companies of  Camelot, Kiss Me, Kate,  My Fair Lady, Memphis, and  Chicago.  Some of his favorite roles include Darren Lemming in Take Me Out, Gaveston in Edward II, Paul in Kiss Me, Kate, Ken in Smokey Joe’s Café,  and Core Company Member of Quick Silver Theater Company.

ored Man (GALA Hispanic Theatre), and Moritz in Spring Awakening (City Equity Theater, Birmingham, Alabama). Howard Grad. Follow Ryan: @ryanjamallswain (IG) @ryanjamaal (Twitter) Garrett Turner (Anger). A proud native of Florence, Alabama, Garrett Turner received his Masters from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. NYC: The Dove (York Theatre Company), Acappella the Musical (NYMF). Regional: Half Time (Jerry Mitchell; Paper Mill Playhouse), Holler If Ya Hear Me (Kenny Leon; True Colors Theatre), The Royale (Theatrical Outfit), The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Asolo Rep), Lookingglass Alice (Baltimore Center Stage), Memphis (Mason Street Warehouse), In The Heights (Aurora Theatre), Dreamgirls (Atlanta Lyric Theatre). TV: Law & Order: SVU, Madam Secretary. Emory Grad. Marshall Scholar. Psalm 115:1 garrett-turner.com - @garrettmturner

Ryan Jamaal Swain (Love) currently stars as Damon in Ryan Murphy’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series Pose on FX. Ryan was just named to Forbes Magazine’s coveted “30 Under 30” list for his LGBTQ+ activism. He made his Broadway debut in Tarrell Alvin McCraney’s Choir Boy earlier this year. Prior to making his small screen and Broadway debut, Swain made a name for himself performing in numerous theatrical productions including Paul in Six Degrees of Separation (Keegan Theatre, Washington, D.C.), Jasen in the world premiere of 295N (Signature Theatre, Washington, D.C.), Wisdom in Thoughts of a Col-

Hollie E. Wright (Woman #2). Miss Wright, a Philadelphia native, began her professional career at The Philadephia Dance Company (Philadanco!). She went on to Broadway working with Maurice Hines in Hot Feet, performing the lead before the show closed. Other favorites, regionally and touring: The Color Purple (First National Tour), Oklahoma (Arena Stage, first Black Dream Laurey in

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CAST a regional theatre), Amazing Grace, and Cabin In the Sky. Holding a B.F.A. in Dance Education, Miss Wright is currently Jazz Chair at The Ailey School. She is also on faculty at American Ballet Theater Summer Series, Purelements, and has taught at NYU and SUNY Purchase. Cho-

reography stateside and abroad includes favorites: UniverSoul Circus, a commercial spot for Party City, production of Dream Girls, DanceUnika in Italy, Hair, and Disaster! The Musical at NYU. Hollie wants to thank family, friends, LDC, and all of my students who inspire me.

A R T I S T I C S TA F F Robert Brill (Scenic Designer) is a three-time Tony Award nominee for Broadway, where his credits include Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Assassins, as well as the set and club design for the critically acclaimed revival of Cabaret, at the Kit Kat Klub and the legendary Studio 54. His other Broadway credits include Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, A Streetcar Named Desire, Design for Living, Buried Child, and many others. Brill’s other theatrical credits include the musical spectacular Frozen, produced by Disney Creative Entertainment, Christopher Plummer’s A Word Or Two; Sinatra: His Voice. His World. His Way. (Radio City Music Hall); The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse); American in Paris (Boston Ballet); A Clockwork Orange (Steppenwolf Theatre); Anna Deavere Smith’s Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (Mark Taper Forum and McCarter Theatre); and The Laramie Project, presented throughout the US including The Brooklyn Academy of Music. His designs for opera have been presented internationally, including the Metropolitan Opera,

the English National Opera, as well as numerous world premieres, including Moby-Dick, Cold Mountain, Everest, Doubt, The Manchurian Candidate, and It’s A Wonderful Life. Brill is a founding member of Sledgehammer Theatre, a recipient of the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration, and is professor of Scenic Design at the University of California San Diego. Toni-Leslie James (Co-Costume Designer). Ms. James’ Broadway credits include Bernhardt/Hamlet, Come From Away, August Wilson’s Jitney, Amazing Grace, Lucky Guy, The Scottsboro Boys, Finian’s Rainbow, Chita Rivera: The Dancer’s Life, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, King Hedley II, One Mo’ Time, The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Footloose, The Tempest, Twilight Los Angeles 1992, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches & Perestroika, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, and Jelly’s Last Jam. Ms. James’ work has been featured in productions for off-Broadway, regional theatre, opera, dance, and internationally in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. Awards and nominations

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F include three Tony Award nominations, the 2019 Drama Desk Award and five other Drama Desk nominations, two Hewes Design Awards, the Irene Sharaff Young Masters Award, and the Obie Award for Sustained Costume Design Excellence. Dedicated to Jett Gerald Higham.

Tail Spin, play/date, Lady Day, Moses of Egypt (New York City Opera), Knuckle Heads Zoo, Black Violin, Chix 6, THE RIDE, and NBC Upfront at Radio City Music Hall, plus various productions for Cirque du Soleil, Norwegian Cruise Line, Paper Mill Playhouse, Walnut Street Theatre, Drury Lane-Chicago, TUTS, Signature Theatre DC, Laguna Playhouse, Barter Theatre, Lincoln Center Festival, Capital Repertory Theatre, and Bristol Riverside Theatre (2016 Barrymore Award). Associate lighting designer for over 25 Broadway productions, currently: Aint’ Too Proud, Come from Away, and Hamilton. O’Gara graduated from North Carolina School of the Arts. www.ryanogara.com

Devario Simmons (Co-Costume Designer) is an American costume designer of staged productions. He received his M.F.A. in Costume Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. His design credits include Spamalot, The Merchant of Venice, In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play, Man of La Mancha, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Ensemble. He has also done work on three seasons of AMC’s television show TURN, the 2nd National Touring production of the Broadway hit In the Heights, and two seasons of the PBS television series Mercy Street. He is currently the associate costume designer for all productions of Come From Away (designed by Toni-Leslie James) playing in the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway, the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, the Phoenix Theatre in London, the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, and in various theatres across the US and Canada for the North American Tour. He is very excited to do his first show here at Syracuse Stage! 

Mikaal Sulaiman (Sound Designer). Off-Broadway: Continuity (Manhattan Theatre Club); Passage, Fairview (Soho Rep); Recent Alien Abductions, Time’s Journey Through a Room (Play Co.); Meet Vera Stark (Signature Theatre); Blue Ridge (Atlantic Theatre); The Thanksgiving Play (Playwrights Horizons); Rags Parkland, Underground Railroad Game (Ars Nova); Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (NYTW); Master (Foundry Theatre Co.); Skittles: The Broadway Musical. Regional: Berkeley Rep, The Alley, Woolly Mammoth, Trinity Rep, Pig Iron, Arden Theatre, Early Morning Opera. Lucille Lortel Award and Drama Desk Award nominations. www.mikaal.com

Ryan J. O’Gara (Lighting Designer). Selected - National Tour: Juke Box Hero, A Night with Janis Joplin, Vocalosity, Walking Dead Experience, The Little Prince. Selected - NYC:

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F theatre, opera, dance, musicals, and beyond. His select Broadway credits include The Little Mermaid, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Wonderland, and Newsies (Tony Award nomination). His West End credits include Marguerite, Jumpers, and The Woman in White, among others. He has also designed A Disappearing Number (world tour), Measure for Measure (world tour), Tiefland (Zurich, Barcelona), Rebecca (Vienna, Stuttgart), The Three Musketeers (Berlin, Stuttgart), Richard II (The Old Vic), Swan Lake (San Francisco), and The Ring Cycle (St. Petersburg). Mr. Ortel’s OffBroadway credits include Hamlet, Party People, Carrie, and Julie Taymor’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His many regional productions include  A Confederacy of Dunces (Huntington Theatre Company), Mary Page Marlowe (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), Roman Holiday (SHN Golden Gate Theatre), “Mat Franco – Magic Reinvented Nightly” (The Linq), Ever After (Alliance Theatre), and Life After (The Old Globe). Mr. Ortel also leads the M.F.A. program in Integrated Media and an undergraduate track in Projection, Lighting, and Interactivity at The University of Texas at Austin.

nies. In fall of 2017, Te’La released her debut album Out of Bounds on all musical platforms. The MezzoSoprano songstress hopes to make a lasting impact touching souls with her music. Te’La believes her purpose on Earth is to inspire her audience to strive for their own truth. The Sunshine Queen is both a remarkable story and an alluring song. She offers an authentic approach to music through her bright, sunny style. Regional acting credits include: NYTW: Rated Black; Shakespeare Theatre Co. (Washington, D.C.); As You Like It; Imagination Stage: Cinderella: The Remix; Howard University: The Colored Museum, Passing Strange, Breath, Boom, Sirens, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide . . . . Fringe Festival: The Hair Chronicles. Te’La would like to thank Keenan Scott II, Brian Moreland, and Ron Simons for such a wonderful opportunity. Cheers to the amazing Thoughts of a Colored Man Team! For more information please visit StaySunnyTey.com http://staysunnytey.com KAMAUU (Music). Washington, D.C. native Kamau Mbonisi Kwame Agyeman could be referred to as a singer and rapper, but his inclination for sound play as much as word play—inspired by African music, doo wop, and hip-hop alike—demonstrates that he’s a vocalist more so than either specific distinction. The productions that support his voice likewise defy easy categorization, as they’ve drawn from contemporary pop and rap

Te’La (Music), the rowdy rebel and all-around sunny vibe creator, is here to make her presence known. A multidisciplinary artist hailing from central New Jersey, she delivers ethereal heartfelt ballads and trap jazzy serenades through her enchanting vocals and colorfully arranged harmo-

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F while reflecting inspirations that include Oddisee, Lupe Fiasco, Bobby McFerrin, Vieux Diop, André 3000, and k-os. Oddisee’s The Good Fight album, released by Melo Music Group, and No Wyld’s “Ascension” EP, released by Columbia, both in 2015, were the first major recordings on which Kamau was heard. The following year, he contributed “The Icarus” to The Birth of a Nation: The Inspired By Album, appeared on No Wyld’s full-length Nomads and released a handful of singles, as well as the sixtrack “A Gorgeous Fortune” EP. A fulllength set entitled The KAMAU-CASSETTE: ŭRTH GōLD arrived in 2017, including the tender single “MĭNT” featuring Talibah Safiya. 

Larry Powell; Undercover Sidechick by Cherie Danielle. Readings: New Black Fest, Quicksilver Theater Company, Miranda Theater Company, TheaterSouthAtlanta, New Perspectives. London: Devised work; All the Other Kids with the Pumped Up Kicks; Class by Gloria Marshall Brown at (Katzspace, London Bridge); Partners by Dorothy Fortenberry (Carne Theater); Assistant Director to Adam Penford, Artistic Director of Nottingham Theater for LAMDA Showcase (Ambassador Theater, West End). Assistant Director: Twelfth Night, The Sea, Cherry Orchard. Film (London): Script Supervisor for STORKER by Cyril Nri. Education: North Carolina School of the Arts (Diploma), SUNY Purchase Acting Conservatory (B.F.A.), and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA, M.A. in Directing). Awarded Best Direction by DC Black Theater Festival for Best One Act Play.

Bianca Laverne Jones (Associate Director) is thrilled to be with this production.  She is a North Carolina born, New York based actor/director. Director: FEAST: A Yoruba Tale (HERE Arts, Dream Center Harlem), ARMED by James Anthony Tyler (Amoralist Theater Company); LAMDA Showcase (Playwrights Horizon). Development Director:  Looking Through the Stained Glass Window by Evie Rhodes (Playroom Theater).  Associate Director: A Small Oak Tree Runs Red by LaKeithia Dalcoe (Billie Holiday Theater) directed by Harry Lennix. Assistant Director: BLKS by Aziza Barnes directed by Robert O’Hara (MCC); The First Noel (Classical Theater of Harlem, Apollo Theater) co-written by Jason Michael Webb and Lelund Durond, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. Film: Mother’s Milk by

B.J. Forman (Production Stage Manager) is thrilled to continue his journey with Thoughts of a Colored Man, having been part of the family for the past two years. He was on the stage management team at Avenue Q on Broadway and stage managed the Broadway production and the First National Tour of the revival of 42nd Street. He has toured nationally and internationally with The Sound of Music, Man of La Mancha, Joseph… Dreamcoat, and The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway, he was the production stage manager for Jewtopia, Confessions of a Mormon Boy, The

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A R T I S T I C S TA F F Musical of Musicals (The Musical!), The Pirates of Penzance, and The Rink. A veteran of summer stock, B.J.’s favorite credits include The Opposite of Sex, The World Goes ‘Round, Man of La Mancha, The Pirates of Penzance, The Robber Bridegroom, Nine, Big River, Victor/Victoria, The Sound of Music, Titanic, and Swingtime Canteen. Much love to MJP for always being my rock.

End), and Venus in Fur. Their recent Off-Broadway and regional credits include Kate Hamill’s Little Women at Primary Stages; the Pride Plays festival and Samuel D. Hunter’s Lewiston/Clarkston at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; and productions at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Long Wharf Theatre, and Two River Theater. Their television credits include the upcoming Dickinson (Apple) and The Path (Hulu), and their films include I Origins and Another Earth. Calleri Casting has received 14 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. They are members of the Casting Society of America. www.callericasting.com.

Calleri Casting (James Calleri, Paul Davis, Erica Jensen) cast the recent Broadway productions of Burn This, Bright Star (National Tour), Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Fool for Love, The Visit,  The Elephant Man (also West

DIRECTOR Steve H. Broadnax III (Director). World Premieres: Mud Row by Dominique Morisseau, Travisville by William Jackson Harper, Bayard Rustin: Inside Ashland (also author), The Hot Wing King by Katori Hall, Everybody Black by Dave Harris. Theatre includes: Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Play House, People’s Light, Hattiloo Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre Company, Chautauqua Theatre Company, Apollo Theatre (NYC), Classical Theatre of Harlem, Atlantic Theatre (NYC), Detroit Public Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, The Black Theatre Troupe (Phoenix, AZ), Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Moore Theatre (Seattle), Market Theatre (Johannesburg, South Africa), The Edin-

burgh Festival Fringe, National Arts Festival in South Africa, and The Adelaide Arts Festival Australia. The Hip Hop Project, an award-winning, full-length, original play directed, choreographed, and conceived by Steve, has toured nationally and was showcased at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. Other writings include the award-winning American Taboo and Camouflage (Eugene O’Neill semi-finalist). Training: Conservatory of Fine Arts Webster University (B.F.A.), Penn State University (M.F.A.). Steve is currently a professor of Theatre and associate artistic director for outreach at Penn State University. Visit www.stevebroadnax.com

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CHOREOGRAPHER Millicent Johnnie (Choreographer) received a prestigious United States Artist nomination in Dance and is a Creative Capital Award winner. She served as an associate artistic director of the Urban Bush Women, choreographed the original Parable of the Sower workshop (New York City Opera) dir. Peter Sellers. Off-Broadway: Party People (The Public Theater). Universes’ Ameriville, Parable of the Sower The Opera (Under the Radar at The Public Theater) Other theatre credits include Zinnias: The Life of Clementine Hunter (Montclair Peak Performances) dir. Robert Wilson, Symphony for the Dance Floor with Daniel Bernard Roumain (Brooklyn Academy of Music), The Love Project (National Black Theater Festival) dir. Rhodessa Jones, The Hip Hop Project written by our very own Steve H. Broadnax III (Krannert Performing Arts Center), The Shipment (UnderMain Theater) dir. Stan Wojewodski Jr., Cubamor The Musical (The Village Theater) dir. Kent Nicholson, and Cry You One (Mondo Bizarro and Art Spot Productions) dir. Kathy Randals. Johnnie directed and choreographed RENT (Ferndale Repertory Theater), West Side Story (University Kwazulu Natal, South Africa), and Bamboula: Musician’s Brew (Cleo Parker Robinson Dance 45th Anniversary Tour). She has received numerous awards and nominations for her work including Prague International Dance Festival

Awards (Best Choreography and Best Production), Times-Standard Beti’s Choice Awards (Best Director and Best Musical), Theatre Bay Area Award (Choreography), and a Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Award nomination for choreography. Her Creole heritage has taught her the beauty and necessity of versatility; Johnnie’s success in the theatre world is complemented by her impact and demand in the commercial arena working with artists: Usher Raymond, Chrisette Michele, Bill Summers (Los Hombres Calientes), Lord Jamar (Brand Nubian), Tekeitha Wisdom (Wu-Tang), celebrity photographer Jonathan Mannion, and choreographing opening acts for artists like Dave Chappelle (Tallahassee Civic Center), Angélique Kidjo (National Black Arts Festival), and the UniverSoul Circus. Johnnie worked in artist development for Marvelous Enterprises in Atlanta, GA before choreographing the feature film Scary Movie 5, directed by Malcolm D. Lee and produced by David Zucker (Naked Gun franchise). She has served as a choreographer for Walt Disney Creative Entertainment and worked for the 2016 Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More recently, Johnnie wrote and directed Ma Negresse: Le Esprit Creole and Bamboula is Not Bamboozled for Florida State University’s College of Motion Pictures.

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PRODUCERS Brian Moreland is thrilled to partner with Syracuse Stage and Baltimore Center Stage on Thoughts of a Colored Man. Previous Broadway credits include: The Lifespan of a Fact starring Daniel Radcliffe and Sea Wall/A Life starring Jake Gyllenhaal. Upcoming: Diana the Musical directed by Christopher Ashley and BLUE directed by Phylicia Rashad.

Award for Best Revival of a Musical), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Tony Award for Best Play, Drama Desk, New Drama Critics, and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play, Drama League Award for Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play), and A Streetcar Named Desire (AEA’s Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award). Off-Broadway projects include Bedlam’s Saint Joan and Bedlam’s Hamlet. Awards: Off Broadway Alliance Award – Best Revival for Saint Joan and the Chicago production of 5 Lesbians Eating Quiche, which received the Fringe NYC Outstanding Production Award. He most recently received the Emerging Producer Award at the 2017 National Black Theatre Festival Opening Gala. Simons is a highly sought out speaker, advisor, and expert in keynotes and workshops educating filmmakers and artists on achieving success in the entertainment industry. Simons teaches artists what funders and producers seek at such prestigious organizations as Columbia University School of the Arts, Tribeca All-Access, Independent Film Project (IFP), Sundance Film Lab, and the Black TV & Film Collective—igniting thought provoking exploration into the essence of “the why” and “the how” when pitching successful projects. As an accomplished actor, Simons has appeared on stage, in film, and television. He and fellow cast members won the London Stage Award for Acting Excellence for the play Boy

Ron Simons is a five-time Tony Awardnominated and four-time Tony Awardwinning producer, four-time Sundance Film Festival selected producer, and actor of stage, film, and television. He is the founder and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment. Simons recently won his fourth Tony Award for the August Wilson hit Broadway show Jitney, under the category Best Revival of a Play, placing him first among African American, Tony Award-winning producers, and cementing him as the leading Broadway producer working today bringing diversity to the stage. As CEO/President of SimonSays Entertainment, Simons leads the strategic planning and development of theatre and film projects including the critically acclaimed films Night Catches Us, Gun Hill Road, Blue Caprice, and Mother of George (all of which premiered at Sundance). His first documentary 25 to Life premiered at the American Black Film Festival where it won Best Documentary. He also produced the Broadway productions of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Tony Award for Best Musical), Porgy & Bess (Tony

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PRODUCERS Steals Train, which he co-developed. He has performed in numerous regional theatres including Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Classical Theatre of Harlem. Film and television credits include Blue Caprice, Night Catches Us, 27 Dresses, Mystery Team, Phoebe in Wonderland, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, As the World Turns, and Nowhere Man. Simons is a member of The Broadway League and the Screen Actors Guild. He also holds a membership with the elite Producers Guild of America (PGA), a non-profit trade group that represents, protects and promotes the interests of all members of the producing team in film, television, and new media. Most recently, Simons starred in Netflix’s hit new cross-over Marvel series The Defenders, which premiered on August 18, 2017. He will next be seen in the upcoming film Departures alongside Maisie Williams, Nina Dobrev, and Tyler Hoechlin. Simons is also involved in many philanthropic efforts in New York and Seattle including Jazz at Lincoln Center, Hudson River Performing Arts Center, Technology Access Foundation, and the University of Washington School of Drama. He currently holds a position on the boards of the Hetrick-Martin Institute, Harlem Stage, and acts as the director of the University of Washington Foundation Board. In addition, Simons has previously sat on the boards of UW School of Drama Advisory Board, Technology Access

Foundation, Eastside Domestic Violence, Classical Theater of Harlem, Columbia College Alumni Board, Columbia College Board of Visitors and the Eagle Academy Foundation. His corporate experience includes positions as a Software Engineer at Hewlett-Packard and IBM, and as a Marketing Manager at the Microsoft Corporation. Simons is a recipient of the Heritage Award from Columbia College’s Black Alumni Council, 150 Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Washington, and is a Johnson & Johnson Leadership Award Fellow, IFP Cannes’ Producer’s Network Fellow, and a Sundance Producers’ Summit Fellow. He holds a B.A. from Columbia College, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, and an M.F.A. from the University of Washington’s Professional Actor Training Program. Baltimore Center Stage. Founded in 1963 and designated the State Theater of Maryland in 1978, Baltimore Center Stage provides the highest quality theatre and programming for all members of our communities, including youth and families, under the leadership of Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra and Executive Director Michael Ross. Baltimore Center Stage ignites conversations and imaginations by producing an eclectic season of professional productions across two mainstages and an intimate 99-seat theatre, through engaging community programs, and with inspiring education programs. Everything we do at Center Stage is

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PRODUCERS led by our core values—chief among them being Access For All. Our mission is heavily rooted in providing active and open accessibility for

everyone, regardless of any and all barriers, to our Mainstage performances, education initiatives, and community programming.

P L AY W R I G H T Keenan Scott II is a native New Yorker born and raised in Queens, New York. The younger of two, Keenan relocated with his mother and sister to southern Maryland. There he began his journey in the underground SLAM poetry scene of Washington, D.C., at the age of 15. A self-published poet, by 18 Keenan had performed up and down the East Coast winning various SLAM poetry contests. A graduate of Frostburg State University, he received a Bachelor’s in Theater Arts with a concentration in acting. While attending he was a part of the Black Student Alliance, an organization that had a duty to represent and address the needs of the African American student body and to culturally enrich the campus as a whole through programs and lectures. Keenan is truly a Renaissance

man; in addition to playwriting, Keenan is also an actor, director, and producer of original work. A few of Keenan Scott II’s previous works have been produced at Howard University, Gala Hispanic Theatre, National Black Theater, and the NYC Fringe Festival. Keenan’s latest work Thoughts of a Colored Man has been workshopped and developed at Arena Stage and the historic New York Theatre Workshop for private readings. Now this bold new work will be making its world premiere at Syracuse Stage then transferring to Baltimore Center Stage for its 2019-2020 theatrical season. The multi-faceted Keenan Scott II always believes: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced”- James Baldwin. Follow Keenan on Instagram @keenanthemuse

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Robert Hupp is in his fourth season as artistic director of Syracuse Stage. He recently directed Noises Off, Next to Normal, and The Three Musketeers for 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

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR 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, Robert’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 presi-

dent of the Board of Directors of the Theatre Communications Group and has served on funding panels for the New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, the Theatre Communications Group, the New Jersey State Council of the Arts, and the New York City Department 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. He and his wife Clea ride herd over a blended family of five children, one dog, and two cats.

MANAGING DIRECTOR in Hiiumaa, Estonia. Previously, Jill spent five years in the production office at Washington, D.C.’s Arena Stage, after working as a stage manager in Minnesota, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. In addition to her work at Stage, Jill is an instructor in the Theater Management program of the Syracuse University Department of Drama, building on her work with high school and college students elsewhere, including at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. Jill was recognized as part of the Central New York Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” awards in 2017 and has served on numerous municipal and non-profit boards. Jill is a proud cheesehead, hailing from Marshfield, Wisconsin. She and her husband Dave Anderson, along with their daughter, are pleased to call Central New York home.

Jill A. Anderson has served as managing director of Syracuse Stage since 2016. Jill is responsible for Stage’s nearly $6.5 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

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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 Kyle Bass is the author of  Possessing Harriet, commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association, which received its world premiere at Syracuse Stage last season and was recently produced at Franklin Stage Company. Kyle is a twotime recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (for fiction in 1998 and playwriting in 2010), a finalist for the Princess Grace Playwriting Award, and Pushcart Prize nominee. His other full-length plays include Tender Rain,  Baldwin vs. Buckley: The Faith of Our Fathers, Bleecker Street, and Separated, a piece of documentary theatre about the student military veterans at Syracuse University, which was presented at Syracuse Stage and at the Paley Center in New York, directed by Robert Hupp. Kyle is the co-author (with Ping Chong) of Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo, which had its world premiere at Syracuse Stage and was subsequently produced at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York. Kyle’s one-act plays include Fall/Out, Theory of Night, Love is a Blue Velvet Box,  Spoons,  Northeast, and The Cutaneous Rabbit Illusion. His current projects include a new play titled salt/city/blues and the libretto for an opera based on the life and music of legendary folk singer and guitarist Libba Cotten, commissioned by the Society for New Music.  As dramaturg, 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, subsequently produced at Yale Rep and the Kennedy Center. As a screenwriter, Kyle is the co-author of the original screenplay for the film Day of Days (Broad Green Pictures, 2017), which stars award-winning veteran actor Tom Skerritt, and he is the author of the screenplay adaptation of the novel Milk by Darcy Steinke. His plays and other writings have appeared in the journals Callaloo,  Folio, and Stone Canoe, among others, and in the essay anthology Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk about Writing. He is also the drama editor for the journal Stone Canoe. Kyle has taught in the Colgate Writers Conference, has been guest lecturer in playwriting at Hobart & William Smith Colleges, was faculty in the M.F.A. Creative Writing program at Goddard College from 2006 to 2018, and from 2005 to 2018 he taught playwriting in Syracuse University’s Department of Drama and theatre courses in the Department of African American Studies. Kyle is now full-time faculty as assistant professor in the Department of Theater at Colgate University where he previously served as the Burke Endowed Chair for Regional Studies, and has been named the 2019/20 Susan P. Stroman Visiting Playwright at the University of Delaware. Kyle holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Goddard College, is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, and is represented by The Barbara Hogenson Agency.

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A CHORUS LINE

PRESENTS

CONCEIVED AND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL BENNETT | BOOK BY JAMES KIRKWOOD AND NICHOLAS DANTE | MUSIC BY MARVIN HAMLISCH | LYRICS BY EDWARD KLEBAN CO-CHOREOGRAPHED BY BOB AVIAN | DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY BRIAN J. MARCUM MUSIC DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | OCTOBER 4 - 13 | OPENING NIGHT: OCTOBER 5

THE CRUCIBLE

SEASON

BY ARTHUR MILLER | DIRECTED BY GERARDINE CLARK | NOVEMBER 8 - 17 | OPENING NIGHT: NOVEMBER 9

DISNEY’S

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST* MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN | LYRICS BY HOWARD ASHMAN AND TIM RICE | BOOK BY LINDA WOOLVERTON | DIRECTED BY DONNA DRAKE CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANTHONY SALATINO MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | FLYING EFFECTS BY ZFX INC. | CO-PRODUCED WITH SYRACUSE STAGE | NOVEMBER 22 – JANUARY 5 OPENING NIGHT: NOVEMBER 29

ROMEO AND JULIET BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE | DIRECTED BY THOM MILLER | PERFORMED IN THE ARCHBOLD THEATRE FEBRUARY 14 - 22 | OPENING NIGHT: FEBRUARY 15

RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S

IT’S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING MUSIC BY RICHARD RODGERS | LYRICS BY OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II | MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS BY FRED WELLS | ORCHESTRATION BY MICHAEL GIBSON AND JONATHAN TUNICK | CONCEIVED BY WALTER BOBBIE | MARCH 27 – APRIL 5 OPENING NIGHT: MARCH 28

ON THE LAKE BY REZA DE WET | DIRECTED BY STEPHEN CROSS ASSOCIATE DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANDREA LEIGH-SMITH | MAY 1 - 9 | OPENING NIGHT: MAY 2

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WHO WE ARE Syracuse Stage is the non-profit, professional theatre company in residence at Syracuse University. We are nationally recognized for creating stimulating theatrical work that engages Central New York, and for our significant contribution to the artistic life of Syracuse University, where we are a vital partner in achieving the educational mission of the University’s Department of Drama.

OUR MISSION Syracuse Stage tells stories that engage, entertain, and inspire us to see life beyond our own experience.

OUR VISION Reimagining what's possible for regional theatre–through active inclusion, innovative outreach, and bold productions–Syracuse Stage shapes the culture and social vitality of Central New York, enriches the Syracuse University student experience, and fosters change in ourselves, our communities, and our world.

O U R C O R E VA L U E S People - Actively including diverse individuals, communities, ideas, and perspectives. Passion - Commitment to integrity, excellence, and enthusiasm in our work. Curiosity - Fostering an innovative and adaptive environment that elicits wonder.

A B O U T S Y R A C U S E S TA G E Originally constructed as the Regent Movie House in 1914, the physical space of Syracuse Stage has seen many films, musicians, actors and artists pass through its doors over the course of the past century. The Syracuse Stage that exists today is a nonfor-profit professional theatre company founded in 1974, and a longstanding League of Resident Theatres (LORT) member. Since its inception, Stage has produced over 300 shows, both plays and musicals, within its walls. Now, Stage produces six to seven shows per season, while also offering educational programs to students, various pre- and post-show events, and fundraising events each year. Stage is Central New York’s only LORT theatre and one of the largest performing arts organizations in the area. Stage has a strong commitment to giving the community access to a range of high-quality productions; it is equally committed to bringing in actors, designers and directors who are among the leading theatre professionals, both locally and across the nation.

INDIGENOUS LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Syracuse Stage acknowledges with respect the Onondaga Nation, firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee, the indigenous people on whose ancestral lands we now stand.

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IN THE COMMUNITY Stage has collaborated with a myriad of institutions in the Syracuse area. Community partners include AccessCNY, ARC of Onondaga, ARISE, ArtRage, CNY Reads, Interfaith Works of Central New York, La Casita, McMahon / Ryan Child Advocacy Center, Onondaga Historical Association, Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, SUNY Upstate Medical University, the VA Medical Center, and Vera House. Additionally, the educational department collaborates with many CNY schools.

ACCESSIBILITY PERFORMANCES 2019/20 THOUGHTS OF A

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AMADEUS

YOGA PLAY

COLORED MAN

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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.

Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly = R/SF Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly performances provide a welcoming environment that lets all patrons express themselves freely without judgment or inhibition. These live theatre experiences invite and encourage individuals with autism, ADD, ADHD, dementia, and sensory sensitivities to enjoy the performance in a "shush-free" zone. All tickets for Relaxed/Sensory-Friendly performances are $25 and include a 100% refund right up to the start of the show. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office. Contact Kate Laissle at kmlaissl@syr.edu or 315-4427755 for more information.

Open Captioned = O Open Captioning is provided for two matinee performances and one evening performance 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.

Audio Enhancement We offer a wireless FM system for patrons with up to a 70% hearing loss. Headsets can be reserved free of charge at the Coat Room before curtain, or patrons can use their own earbuds or headphones, or with t-coil technology for those who use hearing aids equipped with a t-switch.

Audio Description = A Simultaneous live narration and pre-show description for blind and visually impaired patrons. Please call the Box Office in advance to reserve headsets.

Wheelchair Seating and Accessibility Syracuse Stage is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office at 315-443-3275 to arrange wheelchair seating.

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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 Group Discounts Available Available for groups of 10 or more; additional discounts for student/senior citizen groups. Contact Tracey White: 315-443-9844, trwhite@syr.edu M&T Bank Pay-What-You-Will We believe everyone should be able to attend Syracuse Stage performances. With this in mind, we are offering 76 tickets to one performance of each show on a pay-what-you-will basis. Dates can be found on our website. Tickets must be claimed in person at the Box Office on the day of performance only, limit of two per person. Subject to 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 Restaurant and Coffee Lounge and the garage maintained by Syracuse University. 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. 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 call: 315443-2437. 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. 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. SyracuseStage.org Subscribe, purchase gift certificates and single tickets 24-7. Information, schedules, reviews and more. Cell Phones For the actors’ safety and in consideration of the audience please turn off all cell phones. Advertiser Support Syracuse Stage encourages audience members to support the businesses advertised in our program. Taking Photos In The Theatre Audience members may take photos in the theatre before and after the performance and during intermission. If you post photos on social media or elsewhere, you must credit the production's designers by including their names, which may be found on the title page of this program. Please note: Photos are strictly prohibited during the performance. Photos of the stage are not permitted if an actor is present. Video and audio recording is not permitted at any time in the theatre. Beverage Policy Only 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 and at the bar.

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

DISNEY’S

Beauty

and the

TWELVE ANGRY MEN

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BY REGINALD ROSE | DIRECTED BY JAMES STILL CO-PRODUCED WITH INDIANA REPERTORY THEATRE OCTOBER 9 – 27 | OPENING NIGHT: OCTOBER 11

MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN | LYRICS BY HOWARD ASHMAN AND TIM RICE | BOOK BY LINDA WOOLVERTON | DIRECTED BY DONNA DRAKE | CHOREOGRAPHY BY ANTHONY SALATINO | MUSICAL DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET | FLYING EFFECTS BY ZFX INC. | CO-PRODUCED WITH THE SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF DRAMA | NOVEMBER 22 – JANUARY 5 | OPENING NIGHT: NOVEMBER 29

1957. A teenager is accused of murdering his father. His fate rests with twelve jurors. “He doesn’t stand a chance,” mutters the courtroom guard. As the jurors deliberate, the impulse to quickly convict is thwarted by one holdout, who insists on a close evaluation of the evidence. Slowly, without hectoring rhetoric or even firm belief in the youth’s innocence, he argues the case for further questioning. Then gradually and in different ways, other jurors begin to change their minds, a development that fuels simmering tension and threatens volatile confrontation. Prejudices, passions, and human failings collide in a search for truth as a young man’s life hangs in the balance. A taut and absorbing drama as compelling now as when it was written.

Be our guest for family theatre at its very best. Spectacular costumes and fantastic sets combine with beloved songs in this classic story about finding the magic in love. A wicked curse has transformed a young prince into a ghastly Beast. To break the power of this spell and return to his former self, the Beast must learn how to love and be loved. His fate is in the hands of a young woman, Belle, who must guide and teach him before he is lost forever. A tale as old as time to celebrate the holiday season.

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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

A CHORUS LINE

THE CRUCIBLE

CONCEIVED AND ORIGINALLY DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY MICHAEL BENNETT | BOOK BY JAMES KIRKWOOD AND NICHOLAS DANTE MUSIC BY MARVIN HAMLISCH | LYRICS BY EDWARD KLEBAN | CO-CHOREOGRAPHED BY BOB AVIAN DIRECTED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY BRIAN J. MARCUM | MUSIC DIRECTION BY BRIAN CIMMET OCTOBER 4 - 13 | OPENING NIGHT: OCTOBER 5

BY ARTHUR MILLER | DIRECTED BY GERARDINE CLARK | NOVEMBER 8 - 17 | OPENING NIGHT: NOVEMBER 9

Having had personal experience with the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1950s, Arthur Miller penned The Crucible, a drama born of hysteria and fear. Set in 1692 in Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, amid a whirl of reckless accusations of witchcraft, Miller’s play cuts right to the heart of paranoia’s poisonous power and serves as a potent reminder that irrational and unfounded fear of the “other” knows no boundary or time. One of the great American plays of the last century.

In 1974, choreographer Michael Bennet invited a group of his friends to a studio in New York to talk about their lives as dancers. For twelve hours, with a reel-toreel tape recorder running, they shared their personal stories, which became the basis for the now legendary musical A Chorus Line. Winner of nine Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize, A Chorus Line is a passionate tribute to Broadway’s chorus dancers: those valiant and highly trained performers who back up the star or stars – and often make them look even more talented than they are. Department of Drama director/choreographer Brian J. Marcum (Crazy for You) helms a production that simultaneously honors the original work while reimagining its pioneering spirit. 57


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

Rick Shirtz Regional President NBT Bank PRESIDENT

Bea González* Vice President for Community Engagement Syracuse University CHAIR-ELECT/VICE CHAIR

Nancy Green President Edward S. Green & Associates

Jacki Goldberg Community Volunteer

TeNesha Murphy NewsChannel 9

Larry Harris EVP and CFO Saab Defense and Security, USA

Fran Nichols Chair Emeritus, Syracuse Stage Eric Mower + Associates

John Huhtala Relationship Manager Middle Market Commercial Banking Chase

Marc Nichols Executive VP & General Counsel SAAB USA, LLC.

Robert Hupp** Artistic Director Syracuse Stage

TREASURER

Herman R. Frazier* Senior Deputy Athletics Director Syracuse University

Cydney Johnson* Executive Director for State and Local Government Relations Syracuse University

Mona Paradis Stadium International Trucks Virginia Parker Retired Educator Annette Peters Marketing Director Syracuse Media Group

SECRETARY

Sharon Sullivan Community Volunteer AT-LARGE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

Phil Turner Pastor Bethany Baptist Church Jill Anderson** Managing Director Syracuse Stage Janet Audunson Assistant General Counsel National Grid George S. Bain Freelance Editor and Writer Barbara Beckos Retired Syracuse Stage Nancy Byrne Community Volunteer Steve Chase Senior Vice President BPAS Robin Curtis NYS Lic. RE Asso. Broker Hunt Real Estate ERA Zellar Homes Rep. 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

Rebecca Karpoff* Professor of Practice, Musical Theater/Coordinator of Vocal Instruction, Musical Theater Syracuse University Department of Drama

Amir Rahnamay-Azar* Chief Financial Officer Syracuse University

Kathy Kelly Health Educator, PNP, retired

Robert Sarason Retired Lawyer, Organizer, Fundraiser

Larry Leatherman Retired Bristol-Myers Squibb, MOST Dan Lent Vice President Solvay Bank

Molly Ryan Partner, Goldberg Segalla LLP

L. John Steigerwald IV Marketing and Sales Representative Cathedral Candle Company

Anthony Malavenda Duke’s Root Control

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

Rocco Mangano Partner Mangano Law Office, PLLC

Cora Thomas Radio Host and Office Manager, WAER

Julia Martin Partner Bousquet Holstein

Michael S. Tick* Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts Syracuse University

Kevin R. McAuliffe Partner Barclay Damon Suzanne McAuliffe Retired Educator Rod McDonald Bond, Schoeneck & King Samantha Millier Associate Attorney Mackenzie Hughes LLP Molly Mulvihill VP, Market Manager Enterprise Business & Community Engagement Bank of America

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Mel Williams US Department of Transportation Katherine Woods AnCor Ralph Zito** Chair Syracuse University Department of Drama Michael Zoanetti VP Senior Wealth Advisor Tompkins Financial Advisors *University Trustee **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 Joan Green Elizabeth Hartnett

Jack Mannion Margaret Martin Eric Mower Judy Mower

Michael Shende Jack Webb

SYRACUSE STAGE EDUCATION ADVOCACY BOARD Sara Bambino

Elizabeth Defurio

Linda Ponza

CICERO-NORTH SYRACUSE

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

SOLVAY HIGH SCHOOL

David Fisselbrand

Jennifer Sabatino

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL

CATO-MERIDIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL

Todd Benware CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Melissa Morgan

Jordan Berger

BAKER HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Matthew Phillips

Rhiannon Berry

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

Y O U N G A D U LT C O U N C I L Samantha Aitken

Ryan Dunn

Nancy O’Connor

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

FAYETTEVILLE-MANLIUS HIGH SCHOOL

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

Emma Baker

Garrett Frink

Tyler Piper

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

JORDAN-ELBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL

Chloe Butler

Chloe Hill

Victoria Sayre

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

PAUL V. MOORE HIGH SCHOOL

MARCELLUS HIGH SCHOOL

Derek Caldeira

Lauren Lammers

Aiden Southworth

FABIUS POMPEY HIGH SCHOOL

C.W. BAKER HIGH SCHOOL.

PHOENIX HIGH SCHOOL

Emma Clardy

Joe McCurdy

Peyton VanBoden

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL

HOMESCHOOLED

Cami Cortez

Jade McKenney

Eleanor Wester

WESTHILL HIGH SCHOOL

NOTTINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL

CAZENOVIA CENTRAL SCHOOL

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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. 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, AND GOVERNMENT SPONSORS

Richard Mather Fund

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CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT SPONSORS

J.M. McDonald Foundation

Contributions listed above are current as of August 16, 2019 and reflect operating support of $2,800+ and in-kind donations of $10,000+.

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THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN SPONSORS

JPMorgan Chase is proud to support this season’s production of Thoughts of a Colored Man. We applaud Syracuse Stage for their commitment to enriching the lives of so many by delivering outstanding productions and vital education programming for more than 45 years!

The Reisman Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of the arts in Central New York. We recognize the deep importance that live theatre plays in shaping the cultural and social vitality of our community. We are delighted to continue to support Syracuse Stage and the production of Thoughts of a Colored Man. Congratulations on your 47th season, here's to the next 47!

JPMorgan Chase & Co. is proud to be a sponsor of Syracuse Stage’s 47th season.

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INDIVIDUAL, CORPORATE, FOUNDATION, & GOVERNMENT GIFTS New and increased gifts this season will be matched by The Richard Mather Fund. $100,000+ Syracuse University $75,000 - $99,999 Nancy & Bill Byrne The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation $50,000 - $74,999 Advance Media New York CNY Arts Destiny USA The Shubert Foundation $20,000 - $49,999 CNY Community Foundation iHeart Media Richard Mather Fund $15,000 - $19,999 Allyn Family Foundation M&T Bank NBT Bancorp, Inc. Benefactors Circle $10,000 - $14,999 AXA Foundation George Bain Bank of America Business Journal News Network Cumulus Media JP Morgan Chase Fred L. Emerson Foundation Rosamond Gifford Foundation Paul Phillip & Sharon Sullivan Urban CNY WAER WRVO Founders Circle $7,500 - $9,999 Mary & Larry Leatherman Playwrights Circle $5,000 - $7,499 Ancor, Inc. Richard Bunce Carrier Corporation

Cathedral Candle Company Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Fidelity Chartible Helene & Neil Gold Michael & Jacki Goldberg Gail Hamner and Daniel Bingham Peter & Brigitte Herzog J.M. McDonald Foundation LeChase Construction Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin Employees Federated Fund Martine Burat & Anthony Malavenda Suzanne & Kevin McAuliffe Eric & Judy Mower Sally Lou & Fran Nichols Raymour & Flanigan Elinor Spring-Mills & Darvin Varon Mel & Patricia Stith SUNY Upstate Medican University Syracuse Symposium: Silence Tompkins Trust Company Wegmans Producers Circle $2,800 - $4,999 Janet Audunson & David Youlen Bank of NY Mellon Mary Beth & Pete Carmen Margaret, Amy & Bob Currier Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation Sandra Lee Fenske & Joe Silberlicht Boeheim Foundation Grandma Brown Foundation Larry & Ann Harris KPGM, LLP Roberta & Rocco Mangano National Grid

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Pete and Betsy McKinnell Frederick & Virginia Parker Selma Radin Syracuse New Times Theatre Development Fund, Inc. Directors Circle $1,500 - $2,799 Jill & Dave Anderson Maria & Paul Badami Kyle Bass Barbara Beckos & Art McDonald Kris and Jeffrey Bogart Lorraine Branham & Melvin Williams Jim & Cathy Breuer Sandra L. Brown Craig & Kathy Byrum James Clark & Sharon Gordon Bob & Bobbie Constable Robin Curtis Hunt ERA & Zellar Homes Don Blair & Nancy Dock Edward & Susan Downing Dick & Therese Driscoll Peggy & Dana Dudarchik Alex Epsilanty & Dan Jonas Mary Ann Finn Michael & Barbara Flintrop Herman Frazier Barb Genton Bea Gonzalez & Michael Leonard Joan Green Nancy Green & Tony Marschall The Haines Family Elizabeth Hartnett David & Sally Hootnick Robert & Clea Hupp Steven & Elaine Jacobs Peter Cannavo & Helen Jacoby Randy & Elizabeth Kalish Kathy Kelly & Len Weiner Leslie Kohman & Jeffrey Smith Daniel & Ann Lent Andrew S. London, Ph.D. and Alan E. Curle, MD


Stephanie Miner & Jack FX Mannion Julia & Lee Martin Molly and Kevin Mulvihill Sheila and John Parker Annette & Kenneth Peters Rosemary S. Pooler Dr. Amir Rahnamay-Azar Rissa & Michael Ratner Frank and Frances Revoir Foundation Molly Ryan and Tim Byrnes Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead Elaine & Michael Shende Margaret & Richard Shirtz George & Rita Soufleris Dr. & Mrs. Sam Spalding David & Dierdre Stam Raymond and Linda Straub Nancy Kramer & Doug Sutherland Cindy Sutton & Family Peter & Cherry Thun Michael & Cathy Tick Linda & Jack Webb Welch Allyn Glenda & Larry Wetzel Dr. Yu and Mr. Qi Michael & Laurie Zoanetti Star $1,000 - $1,499 Bankers Healthcare Group Bousquet Holstein Candace Campbell Jackson & Mark Jackson Joan Christy George Curry John Druke Edward S. Green & Associates Allen & Anita Frank Marya and John Frantz and Sutton Real Estate Company, LLC Winnie Greenberg Hampton Inn & Suites Syracuse North Joyce Homan Kimberly and John Huhtala Susan Klenk Dr. Lawrence Myers, Jr. in memory of Betty Jane Myers Marc Nicholas and Jamie Collins Paciorek Orthodontics David & Janice Panasci

Panasci Charitable Trust Sandra Hurd and Joel Potash The J. Zinmeister-Yarwood Estate Leading Role $500 - $999 George & Sandra Abbott Anaran Anoplate Corp. Marion Barbero Daniel & Sarah Berman Kathleen Bice Carrie Lazarus & Dave Birchenough Audrey & William Boyd Marlene A. Brown Jayne & Larry Charlamb Steve & Seanne Chase CNY Latino Roger & Naomi DeMuth Paula Dendis Lewis & Elaine Dubroff Clay & Dora Elliott Michael & Grace Flusche Karen & Daniel Fuleihan Lawrence and Dorothy Gordon Dennis & Judi Hebert David Heisig & Donna Mahar Douglas Goldschmidt & David Jacobs Rebecca & Fred Karpoff Ellen & Terry Lautz Bob and Zalie Linn Harlan London George & Roseanne Lorefice Walter and Elizabeth Merriam Samantha Millier John & Joan Nicholson Michael & Maggie O'Connor Howard McLaughlin & Mary O'Hara David & Susan Palen Kathy & Dan Rabuzzi Lois & Ted Schroeder Kevin & Carolyn Schulyer Gracia Sears Lowell Seifter & Sharon Macauliffe Nancy & Walter Shepard Barry Shulman James W. Shults Rhoda Sikes

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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.

Andre Bishop in honor of Bob Moss Andrea Fleck Clardy in honor of Bob Moss Anne Grace in memory of Audrey Dwyre Bruce Hoover in honor of Bob Moss Carol Bryant in honor of Virginia Parker Charlie & Beth Beach A'Isha in honor of Rosemary Curtis Daniel Fuleihan in honor of Boss Moss Dene A. Sarason's children in memory of Dene Sarason John & Rita Kubert in honor of A'Isha Shanes Diane Kuppermann in honor of Jacki Goldberg Diane Orcutt in honor of Bob Moss Dr. Lawrence Myers in memory of Betty Jane Myers Dr. Susan & Mr. S Jeffrey Bastable in honor of Chancelor Kent Syverud & Dr Ruth Chen Elizabeth Burton in honor of Julia Martin Elizabeth Humphreys in memory of Barbara Burke Liptak Gary Pugh in honor of Audry Dwyre Gene Gill in honor of Bob Moss George Bain in honor of Don Buschmann and all the production shops at Stage Gwynne Bellos in memory of Dr. Neal Bellos


Ken & Lois Spitzer L. John Steigerwald IV Cora Thomas Gregg Tripoli Jon Selzer and Thelie Trotty Selzer Lennie Elizabeth Turner John & Mitzi WolfChristopher & Renee Wiles Tina Winter Lola Winter Chris Arnold & Ellen Yeomans Supporting Role $150 - $499 Katherine Adelson Kristi Andersen Robert & Jeanne Anderson Tim Asteff and Margaret Ogden Holmes & Sarah Bailey Lana Baker Dr & Mrs. Gerhard Baule Dr. Joanne & Jim Beckman Gwynne Bellos in memory of Dr. Neal S. Bellos Phyllis & William Berinstein Diana Biro and Eric Rogers Gerald & Barbara Black Cynthia Blume Anthony & Nancy Bottar Francine Boutet Mary Brady Susan & Thomas Brett Angel & Walter Broadnax Bob & Kathy Brown Marlene A. Brown Caroline & Nick Brust Kevin & Jackie Bryans Helen Buck Martine Burat & Anthony Malavenda Robert & Mary Burdick Marion Burke Frank & Kathy Campagna Ronald Capone Robert Caswell in memory of Pamela Caswell Joseph Cerroni & Linda Tassa Anthony & Carolyn Cimino Joan Cincotta Susan & Craig Cobb Paul & Linda Cohen Martha Cole Melanie Comito & Spencer Brown

Robert & Joan Conine Jerilyn Costich Mike & LaRae Cottrell Therese Dancks Norman Dann Judith Dannible in memory of Anthony F. Dannible Peter & Margaret Darby Clive & Sandra Davis Carol Decker Cynthia Dietz Alan B. Dolmatch Susan Dorn in memory of Phillip K. Dorn Sharry W. Doyle Elizabeth & Evan Dreyfuss Charley & Kim Driscoll Karen & Nat Dunn Jonathan & Rosanne Ecker Linda and Greg Ellstrom Daniel Fisher & Lori Rublman Molly Fitzpatrick Katherine Flack Robert & Terry Flower Len Fonte Judith Fox Phillip & Marilyn Frankel Jeff & Tess Freedman Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Freer David & Silvia Fry Allen & Nirelle Galson Gasparini Sales, Inc. GE Foundation Henry & Janet George Karen & Robert Goldman Linda Fabian & Dennis Goodrich William Goodwin Drs. Michael & Wendy Gordon William & Judy Grabau Roger & Vicki Greenberg Mark & Cynthia Dowd Greene Groupmatics LLC Greg & Elaine Hallett Ruth Pass Hancock Mark & Carole Hansen Mr. H. Baird Hansen & Mrs. Sarah Hansen Margaret Harding & Joseph Whelan David & Ellen Hardy Julia & Daniel Harris Donald & Cherie Haswell Marcia Hayden-Horan and Philip Horan Sharon Hayford

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H. Paul Steiner in honor of Tracey White Holly Thuma in memory of Genevieve and Theodore Thuma James MacKillop in Memory of Patricia MacKillop Jeff Purdy in honor of Enoch Purdy JoAnn Wickman in memory of Arlene Alpaugh Jody Harvey in memory of Mrs. Audrey W. Dwyre John Huppertz & Diane Mastin in honor of Fran and Sally Lou Nichols John Wolf in honor of Bob Moss Joyce Homan in honor of Bob Moss Judith Dannible in memory of Anthony F. Dannible Judy Rubin in honor of Bob Moss Kathleen M. Effler in honor of Damian M. Effler Kathleen M. Effler in memory of Steven W. Effler Lorne and Ellen Runge in memory of Laurie Clark Molly Corley in honor of Fran Nichols Nancy and Joesph Gorrell in honor of Bob Moss Robert Caswell in memory of Pamela Caswell Robert Moss and Michael Brennan in honor of Tracey White and Don Buschmann Rocco Mangano in memory of Ed Green Susan Dorn in memory of Philip K. Dorn Susan Eisenberg in honor of Professor James Clark Susan Kaplan in honor of Bob Moss Winona Rainbow, Jodi Gunther, and Cindy & Jim Altman in memory of Audrey Dwyre


Haylor Family Mary Hershberger Drs. Joseph & Paula Himmelsbach Joseph J. Hipius Judy & John Hoepner Linda & Dr. John Isaac Peter Vanable & Anne Jamison Robin & Mark Kasowitz Norma Kelley Amy Kemp Jean Kimber Russell and Joan King John & Susan Kline Jeffrey Knox & Susan Maxwell Barry & Kathy Kogut Don & Margo Koten Sheldon & Karen Kruth Hume & Peggy Laidman Randall LaLonde & Patricia Homer Jay & Linda Land Edith Pennington & Lawrence Lardy Linda Lebedovych Amanda Lee Bonnie Levy Mr. & Mrs. James Light Edward & Carol Lipson Doug & Laura Kinnetz Laura Livingston Joanne Lloyd K.B. Lloyd John D. & Marian S. Loosmann James MacKillop in memory of Patricia MacKillop John & Janet Mallan Jon Maloff Candace and John Marsellus Susan Martineau Frederick & Virginia Marty Elizabeth G. Mascia

Julie Matson Rena and Don McCrimmon Mary Ellen McDonald Scott & Marlene Macfarlane Sam and Margaret McNaughton Dr. James L & Elizabeth K. Megna Andreas & Maggie Meier Clifford & Marjorie Mellor Ben & Julie Merchant Donna Miller Dan & Terry Miller David & Beth Mitchell Gail & Peter Mitchell Susan Moskal James & Kathleen Muldoon Brenda Neuss Dennis & Doren Norfleet Katharine O'Connell & Dr. Michael F. Miller Sally O'Herin Phyllis Olmsted Donna & Richard O'Neil Deborah O'Shea John & Elizabeth O'Sullivan Larry & Joan Page Cathy Palm Robert & Teresa Parke Kendall Phillips Barry & Mary Pickard Jane Pickett Marilyn Pinsky Mickey & Pat Piscitelli Barbara & Bob Rabin David Rankert Pat and Kuni Riccardi Brian & Christine Rieger Maryann Roefaro & Tom Carranti Michael & Cindy Rogan Nancy Rothschild Elaine Rubenstein Arnie & Libby Rubenstein Robert & Suzanne Rubino

Maria and Richard A. Russell Linda & Bob Ryan Michael Hungerford & Margaret Ryniker Michael & Dawn Sam Kelly & Tony Scalzo Marilyn & Mike Sees Cheryl and Robert Shallish Walter & Beverly Short Christina Smith Harold and Ruth Smulyan Jeffrey Sneider Helen E. Stacy George & Helene Starr James & Deborah Stewart Chris & Laina Stupp Drs. Lawrence Stewart & Pamela Sunshine Dr. Marty & Jackie Talcik James Traver and Marguerite Conan Charles F. Tremper Gershon & Dina Vincow Meghan & TJ Vitale Sara Warner and Laurence E. Volan Barbara Vural Robert & Anita Wagner Dr. and Mrs. Donald Washburn Mark Watkins & Brenda Silverman Linda Webb Ruth S. Weinstock Barbara Weller Peter N. Wells JoAnn Wickman, In memory of Arlene Alpaugh Christopher & Renee Wiles Lola Winter Tina Winter Steve & Denise Wrinn

PLANNED GIVING A planned gift is a way to make a significant and lasting gift to Syracuse Stage. By making a bequest to the theatre, you are assuring that Syracuse Stage will continue to inspire, stimulate, and entertain Central New York audiences for generations to come, as well as maintain its high artistic standards that are recognized locally, and nationally. Mary Louise Dunn Fund Dr. William J. Clark, Jr. Fund The Estate of Rosemary Curtis

In Honor and Memory of Sheldon P. Peterfreund and Josephine A Peterfreund

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The J. Zimmeister-Yarwood Estate


Matching Gift Program

Key Foundation Lever Brothers Company

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!

Marine Midland Bank,

AT&T

Mutual Life Insurance Co.

Allied-Signal, Inc. American Express Company Avon Products, Inc. AXA Equitable Bank of America

Digital Equipment Corporation

Ins. Co.

General Foods Corporation

Chemical Bank

John Hancock Mutual

Coopers Industries Foundation Crouse Hinds Co. – Cooper Industries Deluxe Corporation

Foundation Owens-Illinois, Inc.

GlaxoSmithKline

N.A.

NCR Corporation

Niagara Mohawk

Farmer & Traders Life

CNA Foundation

Insurance Companies

The MONY Group

New York Telephone

Society

GE Foundation

Citicorp & Citibank,

Mobil Oil Corporation

National Grange

Fireman’s Fund Insurance

Chubb Group of

Merrill Lynch

Equitable Life Assurance

Bristol-Meyers Squibb CIGNA Corporation

McDonald’s Corporation

Emerson Electric Co.

Borden, Inc. Foundation

N.A.

Life Insurance The Home Depot Foundation

Pitney Bowes The Prudential Foundation Charles Schwab Radio Shack Rockwell Automation Trust SmithKline Beecham Labs The St. Paul’s Companies The Travelers Companies

Honeywell IBM Corporation J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.

United Parcel Service United Technologies Corp.

Johnson & Johnson

Verizon

Kemper National P&C

Welch Allyn Xerox Corporation

Co.

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Artistic Director.............................................................................................................Robert 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 Associate Director of Production Operations..........................................................Dianna Angell Company Manager and Production Management Associate......................................Brian Crotty Events Manager and Production Management Assistant......................................Audrey Flynn Facilities Student Assistants..............Rachel Ackerman, Hector Aguirre and Marilyn Wechsler Technical Director..................................................................................................Randall Steffen Assistant Technical Director............................................................................Rebecca Schuetz Scene Shop Foreman...........................................................................................Michael King Carpenters.............................................Brian McBurney, Cheyenne McBurney, John Gamble Graduate Assistant................................................................................................Joshua Baker Scenic Charge Artist...........................................................................................Holly K. LaGrow Assistant Scenic Artist...........................................................................................Phillip Dyke Props Supervisor............................................................................................................Mara Rich Props Carpenter...............................................................................................Jordan Michaud Props Artisan....................................................................................................Jessica Culligan Props Apprentice.............................................................................................Andrew Morgan Student Assistants.....................................................................Shannon Bagoly, Logan Shiller Costume Shop Manager..........................................................................Gretchen Darrow-Crotty Cutter-Drapers.................................................................Catherine Hennessy, Kathryn Rauch First Hand.........................................................................................................Victoria Lillich Stitchers.......................................................................................Emily King, Katelyn Yonkers Craftsperson/Shopper.........................................................................................Sandra Knapp Wardrobe and Wig Supervisor...............................................................................Jaylene Ogle Student Assistants..................................................................................................Xinglan Yan Lighting and Projection Supervisor..................................................................David M. Bowman Electrician…….......................................................................................................Jed Daniels Electrics Apprentices...............................................................Sydney E. Curran, Susan Pipolo Student Assistants............................................................................Ian Borowik, Adrian Yuen Resident Sound Designer/Audio Engineer......................................................Jacqueline R Herter Assistant Audio Engineer/A1..........................................................................Kevin O’Connor Sound Apprentice/A2........................................................................................Daniel McLain Production Stage Manager....................................................................................Stuart Plymesser Stage Manager..............................................................................................Laura Jane Collins Stage Management Journeymen........................................................Erin C Brett, Em Piraino

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General Manager....................................................................................................Michael McCurdy Comptroller..............................................................................................Mary Kennett Morreale Human Resources Manager/Business Associate.......................................................Kathy Zappala Director of Information Management & Technology...................................Garrett Wheeler-Diaz Box Office Managers......................................Laurie Lindsey, Courtney Richardson, A'Isha Shanes Box Office Staff.................................................Chidube Egbo, Crystal Heller, Jordan McKey, Makenzie Nickerson, Samoya Peters, Eli Schwartz, Olivia St. Peters Box Office Intern..............................................................................................Margot Correa Audience Services Manager........................................................................................Jacob Ellison Audience Services Assistant.................................................................................Ella Lafontant House Managers...................................................................Patricia Condello, Donna Stuccio Student Assistant House Managers......................Valeria Berdecia, Calvin Keener, John Macleod, Kerri McAneney, Jackson Norman, Claire St. Marie Student Front of House Associates.............................Haley Ayers, Alana Barker, Anju Cloud, Ashley Collado, Jack Fortin, Ellie Kallay, Maria Polanco, Eli Schwartz, Stella Schwartz, Gabriel Vazquez-Arbelo, Marilyn Wechsler Bartenders..........Daisha Abdillahi, Michelle Cannizzo, Kristian Elderbroom, Meg Pusey-Anthis Director of Development...............................................................................................Tina Morgan Development Manager.......................................................................................Stefania Ianno Development Assistant..............................................................................Ryan Duncan-Ayala Development Intern.............................................................................................Daniel Wilde Director of Education & Community Engagement.......................................................Joann Yarrow Associate Director of Education.............................................................................Kate Laissle Community Engagement and Education Assistant...................................MiKayla Hawkinson Education Assistant...................................................................................................Len Fonte Education Intern.......................................................................................Brianna Stankiewicz Director of Marketing and Communications..............................................................Joseph Whelan Group/Corporate Sales Manager..........................................................................Tracey White Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications......................................Joanna Penalva Patron Campaign Specialist.........................................................................Nori Gartner-Baca Graphic Designers.................................................................Jonathan Hudak, Brenna Merritt Group Sales Assistant............................................................................................Sarah Tucker Student Group Sales Assistant.............................................................................Lia Chapman Marketing Intern.....................................................................................Lyle Andrew Michael Executive Assistant..................................................................................................Rebecca Li Grady Artistic Student Intern................................................................................................Beruk Teshome Sign Language Interpreters..............................Brenda Brown, Jim Brown, Jessie Falke, Sue Freeman, Mae Harrington, Joanne Jackowski, Zenna Preli, Trisha Schwartz, Tessa Wall Open Captioning...................................................................................................Michael McCurdy Audio Description...................................................................................Kate Laissle, Joseph Whelan Community Services Officers.......................................................Stacey Emmons, Joseph O'Connor Custodians.................................................................................................Les Edwards, Tony Rogers

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