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65th ANNIVERSARY IMPACT REPORT

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IN THIS REPORT

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KidzAct - Martlie Pierre Interships Chris Campbell Creating a Warmer Welcome Attendance Numbers Volunteers Donors Veterinarian Reconnects with Theatre Passion Leaving a Lasting Legacy Sensory-Friendly Experience NHS Transition Program TNP 65th Anniversary Gala Kylie Campbell TNP Financials

OUR MISSION: The Naples Players continually seeks to enrich, educate, and entertain our community through a superior theatre experience. We are a premier community theatre, seeking to inspire passion for the performing arts through unparalleled access to the process, experience, and conversations surrounding the arts and our community.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS DENNY GLASS President

ALYSSA HANEY

Executive Vice President, Governance/Nominating

PEGGY MONSON

Facility Vice President

PAT POLLOK

Development Vice President

DEDE BROWNLEE

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Membership Vice President

STEVE PURCELL Treasurer

DAVID MCELRATH Secretary

TOM RAY

Immediate Past President

ROBIN BACHE GRAY Board Member

TERRY LIBBY Board Member

ERIC OLSON

Board Member

JOHN PAUL PREBISH Board Member

SUSAN SUAREZ Board Member

HEATHER TICE Board Member

BOB UEK

Board Member


KidzAct KidzAct Opportunities Spur Confidence in Our Local Youth The first time Martlie Pierre auditioned for

day. The other actors wore leggings and looked

“My church was somewhat big, but the theater

confident. And they were so tall.

was humongous,” Martlie said of the audience.

“I was scared to death,” she said. But Martlie landed the role of Asher in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,

KidzAct, she was terrified. New to theatre, the

setting the stage for her love of theatre.

now 14-year-old recalled showing up to her try-

“It wasn’t a big role, and I had to play the part

out wearing what she had worn to school that

of a boy as a girl,” Martlie recalled. “But I had to sing a lot and harmonization was the main key for me.” Now, the Naples High School freshman can add another credit to her resume as a lead in the musical Disney’s Aladdin Jr., playing the role of Princess Jasmine. As the daughter of Haitian immigrants, Martlie grew up singing in church beginning at the age of 2. When she was 9, she started dancing. And when she was 12, she realized she could combine both.

Martlie PIERRE

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Now the teen practices as much as four hours a day, five days a week when preparing for a show. Her parents and her siblings are very proud of her and always look forward to seeing her perform. “She always does good,” her father Elie Franck Pierre said. And as the oldest of four children, Martlie’s participation was made possible in large part to a scholarship she earned for the program. About 80 percent of her fees are covered by scholarships which are available thanks to direct donations made to The Naples Players and the KidzAct program.

“Scholarships provide

opportunities to students like Martlie to grow and learn alongside their peers,” said Director of Community Education and Wellness, Craig Price. “The benefits to both the students and

She and her mother began looking for a school

the theatre as a whole are tremendous.”

or group that offered theatre classes when they

Martlie says KidzAct has made her more

found The Naples Players’ Youth Education Program, KidzAct.

confident. She feels more prepared. And when she showed up to auditions for Disney’s Aladdin


Jr., she knew exactly what to wear.

The high schooler hopes to become an EMT one

“When I started dancing, I was really rough and now I’ve learned to calm my arms,” she said. She feels that her skills have improved greatly, especially when it comes to singing. “I didn’t know how high my voice could go until now. My range can go from a tenor to a soprano,” she said. “And everyone at The Naples Players is just amazing.”

day, but also plans to participate in community theater throughout her life. And in the more immediate future, she’ll continue choir in high school as well as in her church. She credits her instructors Dawn Lebrecht Fornara and Erica Sample for inspiring her love for theatre and helping her to hone her talents. “I’m definitely going to pass it on,” she said.

1095+ Adults and children enrolled in theater classes during 2018; a 35% increase since 2015

Partner with Us! Derek Perry

Director of Development

(239) 434-7340, ext. 126 dperry@naplesplayers.org

Martlie Pierre in Disney’s Aladdin Jr.

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Interships Hands-On Career Experience is Priceless for Future Theatre Professionals

“There were so many interns, there wasn’t much I could be a part of,” she said. “I didn’t mind it because you have to pay your dues.” But when she landed an internship with The Naples Players, everything kicked into high gear. “The Naples Players internship is very much

During her first internship out of college, Ken-

opposite from that,” she said. “Down here they

zie Currie fetched coffee. By the end of her stint

believe in you and pour into you and give you

at a Chicago theater this past summer, she had

opportunities.”

worked her way up in stage management to tackle a few more responsibilities.

From the beginning, Kenzie, a 22-year-old graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, was given a hefty role, helping to train students in the KidzAct productions. She did so well, she

Chris RILEY

was able to snag a full-time job with The Naples Players before the end of her 9-month internship. She now works as the Education Stage Manager, a combination of positions that the staff designed to fit her unique skills. Kenzie said she’s excited for the prospect of making

was given the reins on a handful of shows out of the gate.

“I love it here and I love the staff here,” she said.

“We did have to start off slow to prove our-

Michigan University last year with a degree in

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than doing work as a production assistant, he

Naples her home.

Chris Riley, also 22, graduated from Western

Kenzie CURRIE

Naples Players is his first internship, and rather

theater design and production. His gig with The

selves,” he said. “But they treat us all as valuable members, and they don’t have to hold our hands.”


They’re willing to let you make mistakes and teach you things you don’t know. – Chris Riley,

TNP INTERN

After working alongside Resident Lighting De-

“They’re willing to let you make mistakes and

signer Craig Walck learning the ropes for stage

teach you things you don’t know. I don’t think

lighting, Chris was tasked with designing the

I would have gotten that experience some-

shows for the remaining five months of his in-

where else.”

ternship, including the show Always a Bridesmaid.

“On top of the hands-on experience, interns with The Naples Players are paid and receive

“The staff likes to say it’s a great stepping stone

free housing within walking distance of the the-

from educational theater to professional the-

ater— a major perk, Chris said.”

ater, and it’s true,” Chris said of the internship.

Since 2015 we have had over 800 interns apply to TNP from 46 states and 7 countries!

Learn more! Cole Butcher

Production Stage Manager & Internship Director

(239) 434-7340, ext. 125 cbutcher@naplesplayers.org

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Chris Campbell Hands-On Career Experience is Priceless for Future Theatre Professionals

When Chris Campbell hit the stage in Puerto

“That was where I immediately recognized his

Rico in January as an ensemble member in the

potential. His dancing was always impeccably

national tour of Hamilton: An American Musi-

sharp and precise,” said Jessica Walck, The Na-

cal, it was the culmination of years of theater

ples Players’ Associate Artistic Director.

experience which started right here with The Naples Players.

for the arts in Michigan, before enrolling at the

and drive I don’t know that I’d still be doing it,”

University of Michigan. He later returned to KidzAct during summer

Campbell, who grew up in Naples, now begins a

breaks to help as an assistant choreographer

national tour of the Broadway hit, under the di-

for KidzAct productions.

rection of Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, who reprised his title role as Alexander Hamilton.

“Without The Naples Players, I don’t think I would have know this career would have been a

Campbell, a former Palmetto Ridge High School

tangible option for me, just because there is no

student, first got a taste of acting as a young

other program like The Naples Players here in

boy when he played the part of Dandy Dan in

our community,” Campbell said.

KidzAct’s Bugsy Malone Jr. He would go on to perform in the musical Oliver! as an orphan named Mungojerrie, and later in a production of CATS as a teenager. His talent and work ethic were always apparent, but during his first production on The Naples Players main stage as Warner in Legally Blonde the Musical, it became obvious he was destined for success.

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Interlochen Arts Academy, a boarding school

“If it weren’t for this place fostering that passion he said.

Chris CAMPBELL

The Naples teen would go on to graduate from

The 23-year-old learned of his acceptance as an ensemble member of Hamilton’s national tour while rehearsing for The Wiz in which he played the Scarecrow. Without KidzAct, Campbell isn’t sure he would have been able to explore his passion for theater. “Quality theatre education is imperative for the future of our creative children,” said Craig Price,


This is where I got my passion and my love for performing. – Chris Campbell

Director of Community Education and Wellness for The Naples Players. “KidzAct is a perfect environment where children from Pre-K to High School can learn to grow and develop artistically under the wing of a nurturing professional staff. Chris was that young, inquisitive, and naturally talented stu-

$79,591 in scholarships

dent with unwavering drive.”

helped local children just like Chris Campbell afford KidzAct classes in 2018

Campbell joins a growing list of KidzAct students who have gone on to Broadway, including Whitney Winfield, who has taken a hiatus from the national tour of Shrek and will be returning to KidzAct, this time as a teacher, leading an acting workshop. Campbell also had the opportunity to return

Learn more!

to Naples recently and remember where it all started. He credits KidzAct with fostering a

Hester Kamin

sense of camaraderie and teaching him how to

Director of Education

work together to create art for the good of the community at large.

(239) 434-7340, ext. 130

“We all turned into this big, crazy family and it

hkamin@naplesplayers.org

just kept growing and growing over the years,” he said. “This is where I got my passion and my

Chris Campbell in Les Misérables

love for performing.”

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Creating a Warmer Welcome The Naples Players’ Lobby Gets Overdue Refresh When The Naples Players opened its doors on 5th Avenue in the 1990s, it gave downtown Naples a fresh and exciting new look. The tens of thousands of patrons spurred growth and revitalized the avenue. However, more than twenty years later, the theater aesthetically remained frozen in time.

Balancing the need for a large-scale renovation

The theater’s restrooms, a natural extension of

against the practicality of a cost-effective revi-

the lobby, also suffered. But with Josie’s inge-

talization, The Naples Players enlisted celebrat-

nuity and design tricks, the space underwent a

ed interior design company Josie Presar Design

dramatic transformation.

to provide a cosmetic refresh to the lobby.

wood look, added wall covering, changed out

overall color palette of the space while also

the faucets, and swapped in new back-lit mir-

modernizing patterns and materials of the fin-

rors to completely update and modernize the

ishes,” Josie said. “To add warmth and visual

look of the space,” she said.

perspective to the lobby, we added a new slat wood material around the entrance to the Tobye Studio Theater at the rear of the space.”

“One of the most intriguing aspects of design tive Artistic Director Bryce Alexander said. “Our tistically, culturally, politically—and so do our ideas of how our professional, private, and community spaces look and function.” With different shades of paint patching the walls, wine stains dotting the carpet, and a color palette that fell out of vogue many years ago, The Naples Players lobby was no longer a reflection of today’s world class theatre performed in Blackburn Hall or Tobye Studio Theater.

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While the facility still needs major modifications to suit the theater’s growing needs, the atmosphere remains conducive to a high value artistic experience.

work is that it is constantly evolving,” Executastes and preferences change over time—ar-

“We reskinned the bathroom partitions with a

“We focused on updating and softening the

The main lobby undergoes its first major renovation since opening its doors in the 1990s.


Attendance Numbers Season Quick Stats

94%

capacity filled all season

177

total local performers featured

28%

of Backstage Volunteers were new

35%

of all volunteers were new

80%

of performances were sold-out

15%

of performers were new

96

total backstage volunteers

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FREE Shakespeare performances

39%

of seats sold were Season Ticket Holders

534

Total Volunteers

61,576 total hours volunteered

80%

of interns were female

Season Stand-Outs a record breaking season! Show

Seats Available

Seats Sold

Attendance

CHICAGO

7,268

7,397

102%

June & Jason’s Survival Guide

2,300

2,272

99%

White Christmas

6,320

6,568

104%

Don’t Dress for Dinner

6,320

6,545

104%

Guys and Dolls

7,900

8,171

103%

Always a Bridesmaid

2,300

2,093

91%

Comedy Nights

1,122

1,166

104%

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Volunteers Pamela Abbott Terry Abraham-Whalley Robert Ackley Lloyd Adams Connie Albergo Susanne Alexander Katie Alexander Alex Alfaro Dorothy Allard Kayle Allen Paul Allen Cathleen Allen Leonard Allen Dov Almog Robert Armstrong Patrick Ashton Dan Atkinson Jo Ellen Atkinson Drew Attanasio Dianne Bacon Bob Bacon Kaitlyn Baker Robert Ball Joel Banow Tom Baranowski Sharon Baranowski Gigi Barbara Elizabeth Barbot Kathleen Barney Sade Bassan David Beadle Jenny Belandres Nabil Benjelloun Jodee Bennett Elijah Bettencourt Tammy Bibler Janina Birtolo Mackenzie Black Maximus Bogert Samantha Bogert Stacey Boisvert Scott Boisvert

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Diana Boland Brian Boland James Bollinger Barbara Bonthron Rebecca Borchardt Rachel Borwein Maggie Boswell Nancy Bourke Bob Brader Robert Brady David Brandt Steve Brazina Rhonda Brazina Hannah Bregman Brad Brenner Eric Brewer Diana Brewer Kelsey Browne Peggy Bruni Frank Bruni John Brunner Michael Bruno Mary Bryan Dick Bryce JamieLynn Bucci Jin Burgess Patricia Bush Cole Butcher Christopher Campo Kacey Canas Beverly Canell Greg Caniglia Jonah Caparros Eva Cardeso Larrea Justine Carlson Victor Caroli Patti Caroli Anne Carr Catherine Carroll Darlene Casey Kristin Cassidy Paige Castro

Tina Cedras Michael Cherbini Melanie Chiani Abby Ciabaton John Clabaugh Ali Claremont Carol Clarke Alisa Coccari Ian Cocklin Zoey Cole Maria Conigliaro Peg Connors Lisa Cook Ellen Cooper Pauline Cornelius Terry Cosgrove Margaret Cosgrove Veronica Cossetta Jillian Cossetta Sophia Costa Jordan Crawford Caitlynn Crawford Margo Crupi Beadle Dennis Cummins Leona Curzi Aldo D’Acunzo Fatima DaSilva Rhonda Davis Diane Davis Scott Davis Douglas Degelsmith Ted DeGroot Cathy DeMartis Peter DeMartis Pamela DeMeo Dolores Di Teresi Holly Dicastro Victoria Diebler Ulla Doose James Duggan Gordan Duwe Rita Duwe

Don Eden Jean Edwards Diane Elliott David Elliott Carole Emmott Gail Endress Molly Eovino Margot Escott Jason Eugenides Joseph Eustache Nabil Eustache Nuran Eustache Phil Evans Rachel Ewy Karen Ezrine Edwin Ezrine Adam Fasano Carole Fenstermacher Patti Ferguson Aura Fernandez Bree Ferry Gloria Ficarra Rita Fidalgo Linda Fikes Elizabeth Fincher James Flannery Matt Flom Daniella Flom Melissa Flom Gabriella Flom Robert Florian Ian Forbes Carol Fox Kay Francis Lori Friedman Ingrid Friesen Paolo Frizza Keith Gahagan Jenny Gantlett Debi Garnett Lisa Giangregorio Giani Gizzi

Dennis Glass Michelle Goike Maier Goldberg Monica Golden Randal Golden David Golya J. B. Goodan Shelley Gothard Paul Graffy Lori Grandon Bruce Gray Robin Bache Gray Sally Greene David Greenfield Carla Grieve Carole Gubser Stacy Guerra Aida Guidice Roger Guidice Tracy Gurwell Debi Guthery Cynthia Haas Candace Haddad Julia Hajjar Alyssa Haney Elaine Hankin Tammy Harris Irene Haubrich Deane Hawkins Laurie Heaver Bonnie Heck Patricia Heckert Ed Heckert Jeannine Hedberg Dakota Hemberger Kevin Hendricks Caroline Herms Timothy Higgins Marilyn Hilbert Cynthia Hile Bob Hill Jerrilyn Hoffmann

Cliff Hogen Alexandra Holmes Lexi Holt Lauretta Holtz Georgia Hopefl Cynthia Howard Timothy Howard Kenny Howard Sophia Howard Janice Hughes Joanne Huskey Alexandra Igoe Barbara Inskeep Danaia Ivanov Vera James Wiefta Jean Bradley Jennings Joann Johnson Kurtis Johnson Kip Jones Mary Jane Jones Kevin Kacperowski Sandra Keeler Debron Keller-McCartney Shane Kelley Robert Kelly Frank Kelly Kathryn Kensington Paul Kenzie Kevin Kimball Rose Kissel Bonita Knapp Noel Konken Joe Krupinski Richard Kuczek WabanangKuczek Val Kuffel Jill Lane Joseph Lang Gabrielle Lansden Mary LaSee Bernard Lashinsky

Erin Laughlin Joan Laughlin Clive Laycock Katelyn Leslie Terry Libby Frances Libous Chase Lilienthal William Lilley James Little Barbara LoBianco Joseph Loiacono Alice LoPresti E. J. LoPresti Laura Lorusso Elaine Loyet Russel Loyet Maria Mair Laurie Major Joanne Mara Amy Markley Judi Masciarelli Christine Mastrangelo Lila Mastro Amelia Mauriello Dolly McCartan Scott McCartan David McElrath Claire McKinney Joanne McKowen Dennis Meaney Kelly Metcalf Harvey Millar Jennifer Miller Linda Miller Dan Miller Lauren Miller Debera Millstein Sydney Mixon Linda Mizeur Nancy Moffatt Sara Monschein Fred Monschein

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Sophia Prawiradilaga Les Prebble John Paul Prebish Jennifer Price Cheri Price Grace Price Rylee Price Rhoda Pugh Steven Purcell Christopher Pursley Brian Pursley Penelope Putchie Linda Rama Christopher Rand Jerry Rannow Sue Rapanos Rebecca Rasmussen Tom Ray Lindsey Read John Reidy Thomas Rex Lynda Reymann Terri Rice

Chris Riley Misha Ritter Ryan Roberge Kathy Rogers Rachel Roland Michelle Romano Dick Rosa Susan Roseliep Annie Rosemond Brooke Rosenbluth Marie Rossman David Rothwell Linda Russell-Thorne Christine Sadry Robert Saltarelli Leslie Sanderson Bernardo Santana Diane Santini Ray Santini George Santos Judith Gangi Santos Mike Santos Sophie Sawyer

Susan Kay Sawyer Richard Scarlato Sue Schaffel Nancy Schechter Sheryl Scherr Jim Schultz Pat Schultz Anna Segreto Max Seifert Bill Shade David Shaffer Amy Shepherd Iris Shur Dylan Shure Margaret Silverman W. Scott Simmen James Simmons Molly Sirvatka Nellie Skinner Charlie Sloin Sandra Smith Emily Smith Marjorie Smith

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Pamela Austin

Bee Dee Greenfield

Elizabeth Marcantonio

Hunter Reum

Gaby Biagi

Stephanie Fowle

Len Becker

Brian Hann

Brett Marston

Eileen Reynolds

Kevin Buja

Jeremy Giovinazzo

Giuliana Branche

Kenneth Hardcastle

Harry McCartney

Thomas Richardson

Jack Cole

Francesca Ibarra

Dede Brownlee

Jesse Hughes

Corey Metchear

Megan Ruhl

Sidney Davis

Jack Norkeliunas

Kylie Campbell

Amy Hughes

Peggy Monson

Erica Sample

Patricia Devine

Lila Prince

Hildegard Carney

Evelyn Kasper

Tina Moroni

Megan Schelling

Louise Eliot

Jeff Smith

Wylie Cassidy

Janis Kelly

Lisa Nuccio

Judy Scribner

Frankie Federico

Judy Smith

Roger Clark

Kevin Kenneally

Daniel Ospina

Amanda Smith

Joseph Femia

Mark Vanagas

Julia Cornwall

Lisa Kuchinski

Ella Pflaumer

Amy Tran

James Corsica

Stephen Lee

Jordann Poteet

Jessica Walck

Cody Creighton

Paul LoPresti

Armand Procacci

Jack Weld

Barbara Davin

Raymond Marasco

Jaedyn Procacci

Elyse Yun

250+ HOURS

Karen Watts-Brinkman Gabriele Weger Nancy Wendelberger Debbie Wesolowski David Whalley Christine White Jim White Amy Whitlock Gigi Wietecha Ronald Wietecha Barbara Williams Karl Williams Nancy Willis Barbara Winfield Deb Wiswell Baylee Wolfesberger Sherry Wolff Stephen Woodhouse Mary Yacobian Dominic Young Christian Ziegler Edward Zonnevylle Hanny Zuniga

500+ HOURS

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61,576 hours volunteered during the 2018-2019 season! That’s more than seven years of time donated in just one season!

Become a Volunteer! Pamela Larkin Caruso Director of Volunteers

(239) 434-7340, ext. 104 plarkincaruso@naplesplayers.org

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Donors $1,000,000 +

First Florida Integrity Bank

Patty & Jay Baker

The Iberra Calleja Group at

$250,000 - $999,999

Sarann & Stan Kraushaar

The Estate of Charlie & Peg Pleasance The Estate of Diane Kip Turner

Ken Krier Craig & Margaret Lacy

$100,000 - $249,000

Inna & Frank Morgan

Tanya & Denny Glass Bruce & Robin Bache Gray

Wells Fargo

$50,000 - $99,999 Diane Davis The Estate of Robert William Hill Terry Libby, The Libby Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999 Anonymous Diane & Sid Davis Eva Sugden Gomez Jerrilyn & David Hoffmann

$10,000 - $24,999 Anonymous Robert Brady Kathleen & Daniel Conley Jackie & Henk Morelisse Tom & Lorena Ray Diane Kip Turner Marla & Allen Weiss

$5,000 - $9,999 Anonymous Arthrex, Inc. Steven & Deborah Corey David Corban Architects Steven & Shelley Einhorn

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Morgan Stanley

Joan Loos Jack & Debera Millstein Steve & Sue Reimer

$1,000 - $4,999 Anonymous Joe & Melissa Belz Theresa Bill Dede & Robert Brownlee Jeff & Wendy Butzke Vic & Patti Caroli Pamela & Steven Caruso Corson Family Foundation The Cowles Charitable Trust Jim & Shirley Curvey Myra Janco Daniels George & Barbara Davin Rhonda L. Davis & Harvey B. Fireman Gary Davis David & Eileen Elliott Theo & Kim Etzel George & Helen Fox Susan Gibbons Gordon & Sigrid Graves Alan & Betsey Harris Quad Cities Community Foundation - Bill & Helen Iten Family Foundation Walter & Barbara Korntheuer Paul & E.J. LoPresti Barbara & Phillip McManus Peggy & Jim Monson

Robert Nardi & Jeff Larkin In Loving Memory of Jack & Irene Neal & Son, Jack Jr. Steve & Betty Nordstrom Eric & Micha Olson Michael Orlandi Christine Paddock Vaughn & Audrey Pengelly Henry & Jeri Price Steven & Barbara Purcell Ellen Radomski Philip & Jeanne Reid Janet & Gary Root Lenny Rosenberg Robert & Janet Saltarelli Ron & Karen Schneider Stuart Scott Claire & Jim Skinner Jim & Eileen Smith Fund, a Fund of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation John & Delores Sorey Susan Suarez James & Joan Talano The Arthur S. Tarlow Family Foundation Donna & Tom Taylor Joan Weber David & Theresa Whalley The Wiesler Family Foundation Michal & Mordechai Wiesler Maryann Homan Witte Marcia & Robert Wolfe The Harold L. Wyman Foundation

$250-$999 Anonymous Alain Alvarez Susan & Bruce Armstrong Pat Ashton John & Jean Bache

Adrian & Charmaine Banky Don & Linda Blauvelt Ed Bransilver Richard & Diane Breithaupt Bunny & John Brooks H. William & Josephine Brown Jeff & Ginette Carrier Rebecca Casagrande Marilyn Chandler Louise & Thomas Coffey Jack & Joan Conroy Peter & Viki Cooper John & Caryl Corbett Brian & Denise Cumming Mr. & Mrs. E. Lang D’Atri Don & Bernice Damuth Frank “Scott” Davis & Timothy Higgins Ted & Pat DeGroot James & Patricia Demaio Caroline Dickinson Mary Vance Duggan Susan Earl Emillions Art Gallery Karen & Ed Ezrine The Fenstermachers Brian & Sharon Ferraioli John & Barbara Ferraro John & Shawn Fiore John & Maila Furanna Tom & Mary Gahagan Douglas & Anne Gebbie Bill & Linda Glaser Carla Grieve Nancy Gunn Bradley Heiges Scott Herstin Patti & James Holden Joy & Don Hopkins Tony & Alicia Inzerillo John Irvine Alan & Elizabeth Jaffe

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Nancy Nodell & Jack Guddie Matt & Roxann Nolton Carol Overley In Honor of The Hedingers Polly Parker Nancy & Peter Pavlyshin Paypal Charitable Giving Fund Kenneth & Egle Pedini Joseph Pelikan & Vicki Mack Lydia Pernesiglio Inga Pickett-Mathura Jerry & Dee Rannow Marjorie Reed Christina & Joseph Renne John Rice Bobbi & John Richardson Garrett & Diana Richter Dr. & Mrs. Sherwin Ritter Kathleen Rittner Jim & Mary Rogers Bill & Carol Rohde Charles & Clarice Rollins Judith & Edward Rooney Katherine Schneider Melissa & Raymond Schrader Donna Schrock Keith & Beverly Schroeder Patricia Schultheis Noreen Schumann & John Olson JoEllen Scully Dianne & Michael Shanley Dave & Gay Silberg Barbara Silverman Ed Simon Elizabeth Skinner Elinor Skinner Robert & Kathleen Slater Kathleen Slebodnik Frank & Carol Sliwa Brian Smith Jean Snyder Martin Sonkin

Paula & Richard Sovero Spice & Tea Exchange Peter & Janet Swinburn Robert St. Francis Oliver & Marianne Steele Ted Stine Mary & Richard Taylor Patricia Teare The Morgan E. & David S. Kaufman Foundation Trust Dianne Thornton Ron & Pete Tougas Becky & Michael Troop Anna Valaskatgis Alice L. & Everett H. Van Hoesen Juliets Trudy & Stephen Weisberg Roger & Joanne Williams Debra Wojcik

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Season Sponsors Thank You

FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Thank you to all of our 2018-2019 show and season sponsors. Your support allows us to continue providing world-class theatre experiences at an affordable cost for our community.

65th Anniversary Season Sponsors: TANYA & DENNY GLASS

Become a Sponsor! Derek Perry

Director of Development

(239) 434-7340, ext. 126 dperry@naplesplayers.org

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Veterinarian Reconnects with Theatre Passion Community Theatre Allows Rachel Borwein to Balance Artistry with Profession

Borwein went on to receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts, planning to act for a living, but had a change of heart after graduation. “I was stressed about supporting myself as an

Rachel Borwein knew she wanted to be an actress when she saw Joan of Arc at five years old. “I thought it was the most amazing thing ever,” she said. “I didn’t understand it at all — I just loved it.”

artist,” she said. So Borwein went back to school and became a veterinarian. For the past 10 years, she’s cared for sick animals and had three children of her

Rachel Borwein in Don’t Dress for Dinner

own. But when she moved to Naples two years ago, she had the urge to get back on stage.

Her first show with The Naples Players was The Taming of the Shrew. Now she is playing the role of Suzette, the cook in Don’t Dress for Din-

Rachel BORWEIN

ner. The role allows Borwein to work full time at the Banfield Pet Hospital while engaging in the arts. “Being a vet allows me to support myself in the world by doing something altruistic and helpful,” she says. “But my heart is in movement and the arts.” Borwein said that working as a vet has given her the stability and security she was looking for in a career, but acting has always been her passion. The Naples Players made it possible for her to have both.

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Leaving a Lasting Legacy Players Charlie & Peg Pleasance Take Their Final Bow While The Naples Players were staging their first production in 1953, Peg and Charlie Pleasance were at a community theater in Cleveland on their very first date. Charlie saw Peg at a raucous party and immediately offered to drive her home. She turned him down, but before

leaving, Peg accepted Charlie’s invitation to see

revolutionizing telephone technology with a

Mister Roberts.

superior answering number identifier system.

“But Mister Roberts was sold out,” longtime friend Becky Troop recalls. “So they ended up seeing Arsenic and Old Lace. Charlie had to

The couple had three daughters, Barbara, Penny, and Mary Jane, and encouraged them to appreciate the arts.

get tickets to Mister Roberts for Peg to go out

A trip to the theater is one of daughter Penny’s

with him a second time. And they were married

most treasured memories. “I wanted to see

within the year.”

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest—but it was

Peg operated IBM equipment at Standard Oil and Charlie pursued electrical engineering by

a freezing Chicago winter night,” she remembered. “Despite the cold, he took me anyway, because that’s the kind of father he was.” Daughter Barbara remembers her father’s affinity for French culture. “He was an avid Francophile. He loved French food, music, and literature,” she said. Their mother Peg loved to host parties and entertain guests. “She loved history, especially reading about Henry VIII and Franklin D. Roosevelt,” Barbara said. Peg and Charlie brought their love for theater, technology, and the humanities to The Naples Players when they retired to Southwest Florida in 1987. Starting out at the Kon Tiki Theater, Peg

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worked as an usher while Charlie’s engineering


Peg and Charlie were examples of kindness and good cheer.

– Becky Troop, FAMILY FRIEND

fundraiser that took nearly a year to organize— as organizers and participants. The interactive event had attendees pleading with queen Peg for salt and good fortune from court jester Charlie. “Peg and Charlie were examples of kindness and good cheer,” friend Becky Troop said. “Because of that, their decades of leadership, and thousands of volunteer hours, the membership awarded them our highest honor, the Life Member Award.” “They loved the theater,” daughter Penny

Less than 60% of our annual budget comes from ticket sales. The remainder is a result of individual giving.

said. “We had a Naples Players poster framed. When my parents moved to skilled nursing, we brought it with us and it hung over their bed. It talent led him to the scene shop as a builder.

meant the world to them.”

But when The Naples Players sought a new

Peg and Charlie put The Naples Players into

home at the Sugden Community Theater, Peg

their estate plans. As members of the theater’s

and Charlie’s roles expanded. Charlie served on

Legacy Society, Peg & Charlie realized the im-

the Players’ Board of Directors and Peg became

pact legacy giving would have in furthering the

president of The Naples Players Theatre Guild—

Naples Players’ mission. After taking their final

the theatre’s fundraising committee.

bow, Peg and Charlie’s legacy gift offered them

Some of their most notable work came in 2000

one last encore.

Legacy giving: Derek Perry Director of Development

(239) 434-7340, ext. 126 dperry@naplesplayers.org

at the “Shakespeare Loves Naples” gala—a

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Sensory-friendly experience Dear Naples Players, Having never taken Abigail to a play due to the fact that her focus and concern for noise has always been on our minds, we really didn’t know what to expect. Last night from the moment we walked in, we knew this was going to be a good experience for the entire family. The Naples Players staff were amazing and made it very clear to everyone as they walked in that it was a sensory-friendly production. Everyone was given an information guide on what would happen, lights left on but lower, being able to move about, and being a ‘no clap’ per-

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seats were sold, it made the night a lot easier knowing we would have to get up and move at some stage – again which we did – but I for once didn’t have to care about how many times we got up. I loved it, as I knew we were not going to get ‘tutted’ at. Abigail loved it all, got very excited to see the orchestra, and then to see ‘Santa’ for the first time on stage, and just in general watching the performance. I spent a lot of time watching her expressions of joy and we danced a lot in our seats during some of the songs.

formance. This then allowed me as a parent to

As a family we had a great evening. My son is

relax and know that my daughter and our fami-

now looking forward to his next visit to watch

ly would not be judged by anyone.

The Naples Players.

The theater had set up a ‘quiet’ area and had

The show was amazing, the performance was

noise reducing earphones available. Despite

great, and kudos to the actors and actresses,

Abigail wanting some, we decided we would

as it really must be strange for them with the

get them if she needed them during the perfor-

house lights up and no clapping.

mance (she didn’t).

Abigail

Due to the fact that only about one-third of

Thank you to Neapolitan Family Magazine for

Along with the above accommodations, when

making us aware of the sensory-friendly pro-

we went into the theater we could sit wherev-

ductions, but most of all thank you to The Na-

er we wanted and move around if we needed.

ples Players for providing us with a ‘no judge’


Abigail loved it all. The show was amazing and the performance was great! – Vic, TNP PARENT

zone, where we can go as a family and enjoy something that we feel we would not have been able to do.

levels to maybe attend another performance. We look forward to going again to the next sensory performance. We have included a photo

Being able to attend one performance has let

of Abigail at a Collier County Special Olympics

Abigail experience something that we would

event.

have been wary to do and hopefully will now give her the confidence and reduce her stress

Thanks again, Vic, Johnathan, and Abigail

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In 2018, over individuals attended sensory-friendly performances.

Learn more! Craig Price

Director of Community Education & Wellness

(239) 434-7340, ext. 103 cprice@naplesplayers.org

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NHS Transition Program Preparing for Life Outside of the Classroom In Florida, student with disabilities can attend

Through Friday improv classes held at the Sug-

“We’ve seen our group come closer together

den Theater, a class of about 18 students also

because they’re working hand in hand through

developed their expressions, their comfortabil-

improv,” said Wexler, who coordinates the group

ity with other students and their socialization

at the high school. “It’s been a neat experience.”

skills, all under the guise of fun.

high school through the age of 22. The extra time helps them prepare for a life outside the structure of a classroom setting. For those on the Autism spectrum, the Career Transition and Experience program at Naples High School can also be a valuable way to learn how to socialize with adults in the workplace. “We help them transition into society by assisting with life skills and everything that goes on when any student graduates from high school or college and begins that search for employment,” program coordinator Mike Wexler said. The program does this through volunteer work opportunities throughout the county where students might bag groceries or wipe down restaurant menus. But when students began doing light office work at The Naples Players to develop career skills, they also got to step on stage as part of the leisure component of the program.

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Craig Price teaches an Improv for Wellness Class to Naples High School


It’s a different dynamic than what we’re used to and it’s going to enhance their ability to get a job. – Mike Wexler, PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Craig Price leads Pelican Bay Rotary Club in Improv games

The theater’s Community Education and Well-

“It gives them the freedom to express them-

ness Director Craig Price works closely with stu-

selves and they’ve become more creative,”

dents with disabilities, including students on

Wexler said. “It’s a different dynamic than what

the Autism spectrum.

we’re used to and it’s going to enhance their

Improv, he said, helps these students to relate

ability to get a job.”

to others and engage with those around them.

That’s a skill that other leisure activities, such

“It’s is great for kids of all skill levels, and it’s a

as going to the movies as a group, can’t really

low pressure environment where they can learn

claim. Wexler said improv has earned a regular

and explore and make mistakes,” Price said.

spot on the group’s weekly calendar for that

Wexler said that while improv has been a fun

reason.

side experience for the group, it’s also doubled

“Craig’s tactics force our group to come togeth-

as a way for students to prepare for work after

er to coexist, and it’s become more tight knit,”

the program.

Wexler said. “And we don’t typically get to wit-

147 participants

enrolled in the 2018-2019 TNP inclusive classes

Learn more! Craig Price

Director of Community Education & Wellness

(239) 434-7340, ext. 103 cprice@naplesplayers.org

ness that in the classroom.”

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TNP 65th Anniversary Gala The Naples Players Raise $1.3 Million for Theatre at Annual Gala The Naples Players raised over $1.3 million dollars at their 65th anniversary gala The Sapphire Soiree for community theatre programming in Southwest Florida. The evening featured reprised performances from CHICAGO, KidzAct’s Joseph and the

Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and a pre-

“The Naples Players is the gold standard for

view performance from the upcoming musical

community arts in Southwest Florida, but our

Guys and Dolls.

roots are humble, beginning in the Watkins

Held in the Grand Pavilion of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, the gala attracted over 250 theatre patrons and philanthropists, such as Myra Janco Daniels, Marla and Allen Weiss, and Jay and Patty Baker. Gala co-chair Alyssa Haney, who was recently honored as Naples’ Young Professional of the Year, sees the event as a family reunion of sorts.

family’s living room sixty-five years ago,” Haney said. “Although our arts programming is serving tens of thousands of people each year, there’s a tight-knit community that feels more like a family.” The evening’s auction featured a 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 from Mercedes-Benz of Naples, an assortment of wine from Fairways Wine Vault of Naples, and a Broadway package including rare tickets to the Food Network’s New York City Wine & Food Festival and a backstage experience to Come From Away. Gala hosts Tanya & Denny Glass are also making charitable waves in the community as the Naples Zoo’s Glass Animal Hospital is opened. Tanya Glass is an accomplished artist who frequently exhibits with the Naples Art Association, while Denny Glass has recently taken the helm as The Naples Players’ board president. The evening’s programming also featured

Patty and Jay BAKER

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speakers that touched on many of The Naples


Gala Co-Chair Robin Bache Gray pledging $50,000

“We’re doing things at The Naples Players that nobody else is doing, like using the IEP [individualized educational plan] of students with autism, pairing them with a licensed therapist, and creating a unique and specialized theatre program that creates positive and tangible change for students and families.” One of the gala speakers, Julia Maloney, shared with the audience her family’s appreciation for the theater’s wellness programming and sensory-friendly programing. “The Naples Players KidzAct education program Players’ work behind the curtain. The group’s wellness programs, which include therapy programs for people with autism spectrum disorder and Parkinson’s disease, have had a powerful impact throughout Southwest Florida. Executive Artistic Director Bryce Alexander believes the theater’s work is setting the stage nationally. “We have a responsibility to help define Naples’ culture. And with that culture is an inherent generosity and compassion for marginalized people,” Alexander said.

throughout the room. “We look at The Naples Players as one of the best organizations we’ve been involved in,” Patty Baker said. “It’s like coming home when with our family, when we’re together.” “I can’t imagine what The Naples Players or Southwest Florida would be like without Jay and Patty Baker,” Bryce said. “The success of our organization and so many others rely on their leadership in our community. There are no words that do our gratitude for Jay and Patty justice.”

has been that life changing experience,” Maloney said. “They’ve taught my daughter Kendall how to interact with others, have a conversation with back-and-forth dialogue, how to listen, take direction, and how to express herself.” It was during the event’s final plea for donor support when the largest financial commitment came from Jay & Patty Baker. The two traded $100,000 commitments back and forth until reaching a million dollars. Patrons, guests, volunteers, and staff at the gala erupted with cheers and applause. Tears could be seen

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Kylie Campbell KidzAct Teen Becomes National Shakespeare Finalist

“I grew up in KidzAct,” she said. “The support

“She really loves the craft and learning tech-

I’ve received from everyone at The Naples Play-

niques,” Jessica said. “Kylie comes hungry to

ers made this accomplishment possible.”

learn, takes every class, and is involved in every

Kylie’s mentors are impressed with her pas-

theatre discipline at The Naples Players.”

sion for theatre and latest achievement. Jessica

KidzAct

Although most birth-

Walck, the theater’s Associate Artistic Director,

Shakespearean training for children and an

day parties involve bal-

has spent several years teaching, directing, and

annual children’s Shakespeare production on

loons and cake, Kylie

mentoring Kylie.

the Baker Stage in Sugden Plaza. Leading this

Campbell

programming

features

specialized

celebrated

William Shakespeare’s 455th birthday with a performance at New York

City’s

Lincoln

Center as a National Shakespeare Competition finalist. Kylie earned national recognition and an all-expense paid trip to the New York event after taking first prize in Southwest Florida’s regional competition. She won that after starring as Puck in The Naples Players’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the Baker Stage. Kylie credits this experience and her decade-long participation in KidzAct for her development and success.

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Kylie CAMPBELL


The support I’ve received from everyone at The Naples Players made this accomplishment possible. – Kylie Campbell

effort at The Naples Players is veteran thespian John McKerrow, a renowned Shakespeare Director, who sees Kylie’s success as his own. “I am so proud of her accomplishment—it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” he said. “It’s a testament to the work of this theatre, Kylie’s teachers, and what is possible when talented

More than 70% of children enrolled in KidzAct receive some degree of financial scholarship.

young people are nurtured and encouraged through the arts.” Kylie understands the gravity of her success, but instead focuses on having fun with the experience and honoring Shakespearian tradition. “It’s important for young people to understand and appreciate Shakespeare,” she said. “There’s no better way to do than having fun performing

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his special works of art.”

Cole Butcher

Production Stage Manager & Internship Director

(239) 434-7340, ext. 125 Kylie Campbell competes at Lincoln Center

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TNP Financials 2018-19 Support & Revenues Contributions

2019 $961,926

2018 $710,395

Ticket Sales & Earned Revenues

$2,035,545

$1,899,065

Other Support*

$212,118

$364,036

Total

$3,209,589

$2,973,496

Total Liabilities & Net Assets

$4,488,043

$4,353,138

*The Naples Players gratefully acknowledges financial support from The Naples Players Endowment INC, a separate 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with total net assets at $7,998,315 as of Sept 30, 2019.

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64.6% CORPORATE

5.9%

ADMINISTRATION FOUNDATION

4.2%

OTHERS

1.1%

CONTRIBUTIONS

35.3%

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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS The Naples Players is thrilled to serve as a model organization for community engagement. We understand and live by the idea that we are truly better together than we are alone. In the past year, we have proudly partnered with the following organizations:

The Naples Zoo Naples Botanical Garden PACE Center for Girls Avow Kids United Arts Council Holocaust Museum of Southwest Florida The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Naples Historical Society Collier County Public Schools STARability 5th Avenue South - Business Improvement District Naples Art Association Greater Naples Leadership Friends of the Library Shelter for Abused Women Humane Society Naples Naples Senior Center David Lawrence Center

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We’re honored to be among this list of places that makes Naples the true community we know and love today. By working together, we can create meaningful relationships and experiences that impact our entire community, and make Naples a better place to live, work, and play.


TNP STAFF BRYCE ALEXANDER

Executive Artistic Director

JESSICA WALCK

Associate Artistic Director

ESTHER SNYDER Company Manager

PAM HANSON Bookkeeper

JOANN JOHNSON

Assistant Bookkeeper

DOT AUCHMOODY

Resident Costume Designer

MARY ANNE MCKERROW KidzAct Costume Designer

MOLLIE LATORRE

65th ANNIVERSARY

IMPACT REPORT

Costume Shop Supervisor

DEREK PERRY

Director of Development

PAMELA LARKIN CARUSO Director of Volunteers

CRAIG PRICE

Director of Community Education & Wellness

COLE BUTCHER

Production Stage Manager/Internship Director

KENZIE CURRIE

Education Stage Manager

HESTER KAMIN

Director of Education

JAMES DUGGAN

Box Office Manager

ZACHARY PACHOL

Assistant Box Office Manager

SCOTT BOISVERT House Manager

CRAIG WALCK

Production Manager/Resident Lighting Designer

MICHAEL SANTOS Technical Director

CHASE LILIENTHAL

Assistant Technical Director

BRADLEY VAN HOUTEN

Resident Sound Designer/Master Electrician

BECCA BORCHARDT

Assistant House Manager

PAMELA ABBOTT

Assistant House Manager


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