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TheatreWorks S I L I C O N


2009/10 Season Annual Report

FROM THE BOARD CHAIR Dear TheatreWorks Friends,

As we entered last year, the entire Valley was still reeling from the effects of the economic downturn, and TheatreWorks was no exception. Despite this, we planned an ambitious season onstage, and we launched major initiatives to support our art.

Photo Terry Gannon

It is a pleasure to report to you on our 40th anniversary year. We couldn’t have asked for a better year to celebrate this important milestone, and the success of the season is a good sign that we will be sharing great art with Silicon Valley audiences for at least 40 more years.

The season started with the newly expanded New Works Festival—a truly spectacular event, featuring two full weeks of reading and special events. This Festival was made possible through our partnership with Microsoft, as well as funds raised as part of the Campaign for Art & Innovation. In addition to the Festival, we presented 8 mainstage plays, 4 of which were in the top ten grossing plays in TheatreWorks’ history. We are especially proud that in a challenging economic climate, TheatreWorks was able to put great art onstage, and that our audiences responded accordingly. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, TheatreWorks revamped its ticketing system and its website, which enabled us to provide much better online information to our audience members. Our online ticket sales increased more than 100%, and we were able to reach potential audience members through more detailed information on the website. We look forward to continuing to use technology to bring TheatreWorks to a broader audience. We also had a great year for our New Works and Education programs. The Education program reached children of all ages, from preschool campers to high school playwrights. Over 14,500 students enjoyed TheatreWorks’ programs through TheatreWorks for Schools. Our New Works programs started with the Festival, but they did not end there. We held a Writers Retreat in the winter, and were able to support several playwrights and composers throughout the year. Through the New Works and Education programs, TheatreWorks nurtured the next great artists and art appreciators. As we approached the end of last year, we celebrated our 40th anniversary with an amazing party. Leading lights of American theatre came out to honor Robert Kelley as the artistic honoree, including David Henry Hwang, Jeanine Tesori, Paul Gordon, Vienna Teng, and Valerie Vigoda and Brendan Milburn of GrooveLily. Technology leaders came out in large numbers to honor Frank Quattrone, our innovation honoree. With over 600 attendees, Gala 40 was the perfect bookend to cap the year. We hope you enjoyed this past year at the theatre as much as we enjoyed sharing it with you. I’m looking forward to seeing you at the theatre for another great year next season. All the best,

Carey Pickus Chair, Board of Trustees

Front cover: Robert Adelman Hancock & Megan McGinnis in Daddy Long Legs

Photo Mark Kitaoka


MISSION TheatreWorks is one of America’s outstanding professional theatres. Our work celebrates the human spirit through innovative productions, new works, and education programs inspired by and engaging our diverse Silicon Valley community.

VISION TheatreWorks is an artistic community of excellence and integrity, committed to dramatic and musical theatre of outstanding professional quality. Embracing the creation of new works, the reinvigoration of the classics, and the arts education of new generations, our work exemplifies our region’s values of inclusion and innovation while providing a sense of place and community. The San Francisco Bay Area is the prototype of an evolving America of ever-increasing diversity. As we explore this changing world, our art must enhance the American theatre with new vision, revealing both who we are and what we might become.

C O R E VA L U E S •

Artistic Excellence: Create theatre art of the highest quality and integrity.

Diversity: Reflect the diversity of our community in both our process and our art.

Innovation: Explore what is new to create exceptional art.

Involvement: Engage ourselves and our community in our art.

Collaboration: Combine the individual energy of many to achieve the collective art of all.

Celebrate the Human Spirit: Explore the truth of who we are and the potential of what we might become.

Jonathan Bock & Rolf Saxon in The Chosen

Photo Mark Kitaoka


Photo Terry Gannon

FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR What a glorious year for the art of TheatreWorks! Launched with the debut of our greatly-expanded New Works Festival, our 2009/10 season was outstanding in every way, and four of our eight mainstage shows joined the company’s list of top ten best sellers. We celebrated our 40th birthday with two world premieres, won seven awards for excellence from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle (including Best Musical), and reveled in the runaway success of our anniversary tribute, Gala 40. Finally, in an astounding year-end finale, the TheatreWorks-premiered musical Memphis won four Tony Awards® in New York, including Best Musical of the Year. And what wonderful shows we shared! Set in a backwoods smithy, the world premiere musical Tinyard Hill launched the season with what The Daily News called a “triumph for TheatreWorks…a tale full of charm, warmth, humor, and social importance.” On its heels, the regional premiere of David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face featured the brilliant Francis Jue in a hilarious but poignant “must-see show, rare in its honesty.” (Palo Alto Weekly) “The Chosen packs a hefty punch,” raved the San Francisco Chronicle about our powerful October drama, and equal success greeted our unique holiday premiere A Civil War Christmas; it was hailed by The Mercury News as “A richly detailed musical tapestry…a timeless message of shared humanity.” January brought the season’s biggest hit, the delightful world premiere of Paul Gordon and John Caird’s romance Daddy Long Legs. Metro Silicon Valley called it “a musical that redefines musicals…a revolutionary piece of theatre,” and it has since toured throughout the country. “A family comedy with truly delightful results” (Palo Alto Weekly), the wacky Sunsets and Margaritas offered a mid-winter tribute to our Latino community, soon followed by Harper Lee’s moving To Kill a Mockingbird, which the San Francisco Bay Times described as “100% superb!” When the string quartet of Opus wowed the Bay Area in June, online arts review Stark Silver Creek concluded, “Opus is a truly wonderful capstone to TheatreWorks’ 40th season, which has been, by all definitions, a smashing success.” In a year that doubled attendance at our New Works Festival, offered two world premieres, featured at one point, five different TheatreWorks-developed shows performing around the country, and concluded with a Tony Award®, it’s fair to say that new works have become the highlight of TheatreWorks’ art. We are proud to reflect the spirit of innovation that defines our Silicon Valley, proud of the 80 new plays and musicals we have helped develop since launching our New Works Initiative a decade ago. With solid support from The National Endowment for the Arts, the Irvine, Hewlett, and Packard Foundations, innovative corporations such as Microsoft, and the dedicated donors of The Inner Circle, New Works Director Meredith McDonough has brought exciting new authors and composers to the company and national attention to our work. Most importantly, the wealth of exciting works in development allowed us to select an unprecedented three world premieres for the 2010/11 season. Our 40th year. It is hard to imagine a more inspiring, memorable, and rewarding season. As TheatreWorks begins its fifth decade, we have seen our reputation for artistic excellence and theatrical innovation soar to new heights throughout the Bay Area and across the nation. It has been a thrill and an honor sharing this anniversary year with all of you. Warmly yours,

Robert Kelley Founder and Artistic Director


The cast of A Civil War Christmas

Photo Tracy Martin


The season opened with the world premiere musical Tinyard Hill, which won Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards for Best Male Supporting Performance (James Moye) and Best Female Supporting Performance (Allison Briner).

Daddy Long Legs, The Chosen, A Civil War Christmas, and To Kill a Mockingbird became four of the top ten highest grossing shows in TheatreWorks history.

The Broadway production of Memphis (a New Works Initiative graduate) won four Tony Awards® including Best Musical! TheatreWorks received an on-air salute during the broadcast from producer Randy Adams. The win cemented TheatreWorks reputation both locally and nationally as a home for innovation and collaboration, as a breeding ground for new and established writing talent, and as an incubator of critically acclaimed new musicals and plays.

In honor of our 40th Anniversary Season, the Palo Alto City Council issued a proclamation recognizing Artistic Director Robert Kelley as a cultural icon, and TheatreWorks as a treasure of Palo Alto.

Over 600 guest artists and loyal patrons came together for Gala 40 on May 8th, 2010 to commemorate our 40th anniversary season and honor Founder and Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Frank Quattrone. The dinner, live auction, and concert raised over $500,000.

TheatreWorks for Schools successfully piloted the TELL Project (Theatre for English Language Learners) at five area schools, reaching over 360 students.

324 volunteers contributed over 6,608 hours, with savings to TheatreWorks of $154,110.


2009/10 SEASON TINYARD HILL July 18–August 16, 2009 by Stephen Schwartz and Mark Allen World Premiere Musical Directed by Robert Kelley Music Direction by William Liberatore • Scenic Design by Tom Langguth • Costume Design by Cathleen Edwards • Lighting Design by Pamila Gray • Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers • Casting by Leslie Martinson and Adam Filderman • Dramaturgy by Vickie Rozell

YELLOW FACE August 26–September 20, 2009 by David Henry Hwang Regional Premiere Directed by Robert Kelley Scenic Design by J.B. Wilson • Costume Design by Fumiko Bielefeldt • Lighting Design by Steven B. Mannshardt • Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers • Movement Consulting by Francis Jue • Associate Direction and Dramaturgy by Vickie Rozell • Casting by Leslie Martinson

THE CHOSEN October 7–November 8, 2009 By Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok From the novel by Chaim Potok Directed by Aaron Davidman Scenic Design by Giulio Casare Perrone • Costume Design by B. Modern • Lighting Design by Steven B. Mannshardt • Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers • Projection Design by Chad Bonaker • Casting by Leslie Martinson

A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS December 2–December 27, 2009 By Paula Vogel West Coast Premiere Directed by Robert Kelley Music Arranged and Orchestrated by Daryl Waters • Musical Direction by William Liberatore • Scenic Design by Joe Ragey • Costume Design by Fumiko Bielefeldt • Lighting Design by Pamila Gray • Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers • Associate Direction and Casting by Leslie Martinson • Dramaturgy by Vickie Rozell

From top: Chris Critelli in Tinyard Hill; Thomas Azar and Pun Bandhu in Yellowface; Corey Fischer & Thomas Gorrebeeck in The Chosen; Tracy Camp & Tiana Travis in A Civil War Christmas All photos by Mark Kitaoka and Tracy Martin


2009/10 SEASON DADDY LONG LEGS January 20–February 21, 2010 Music and Lyrics by Paul Gordon Book by John Caird From the novel by Jean Webster Co-World Premiere with The Rubicon Theatre Company and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Directed by John Caird Associate Direction by Nell Balaban • Musical Direction by Laura Bergquist • Scenic and Costume Design by David Farley • Lighting Design by Paul Toben • Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers • Casting by Leslie Martinson and Tara Rubin Casting • Dramaturgy by Vickie Rozell

SUNSETS AND MARGARITAS March 10–April 4, 2010 by José Cruz González West Coast Premiere Directed by Amy Gonzalez Scenic Design by Frank Sarmiento • Costume Design by Sara Ryung Clement • Lighting Design by Steven B. Mannshardt • Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers • Casting by Leslie Martinson • Dramaturgy by Vickie Rozell

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD April 10–May 9, 2010 Dramatized by Christopher Sergel Based on the novel by Harper Lee Directed by Robert Kelley Scenic Design by Andrea Bechert • Costume Design by Allison Connor • Lighting Design by Steven B. Mannshardt • Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers • Fight Direction by Richard Lane • Associate Direction and Dramaturgy by Vickie Rozell • Casting by Leslie Martinson

OPUS June 2–June 27, 2010 by Michael Hollinger Regional Premiere Directed by Meredith McDonough Scenic Design by Erik Flatmo • Costume Design by Jill Bowers • Lighting Design by Chris Studley • Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers • Quartet Advising by Kris Yenney • Casting by Leslie Martinson • Dramaturgy by Vickie Rozell

From top: Robert Adelman Hancock & Megan McGinnis in Daddy Long Legs; Lucinda Serrano in Sunsets and Margaritas; Sierra Stephens & Anthony Newfield in To Kill A Mockingbird; Richard Frederick & Mark Anderson Philips in Opus All photos by Mark Kitaoka and Tracy Martin


Cast performing a reading of Tales from the Bad Years

Photo by Mark Kitaoka

T H E N E W W O R K S I N I T I AT I V E Under the leadership of Director of New Works, Meredith McDonough, and in line with our strategic plan, we expanded our New Works Festival in the summer of 2009. First, we made the decision to open every season with a World Premiere production as the centerpiece of New Works Festival, publicly celebrating our commitment to new work. Second, we moved the Festival from the Second Stage Theatre at the MVCPA to the larger Lucie Stern Theatre, expanded the number of pieces from four to six, and expanded programming from two weeks to five. The 2009 Festival featured six staged readings of new musicals and plays including: •

Ernest Shackleton Loves Me by Joe DiPietro, Valerie Vigoda, and Brendan Milburn

Makeover by Darrah Cloud and Kim D. Sherman

Tales from the Bad Years by Kait Kerrigan and Brian Lowdermilk

Auctioning the Ainsleys by Laura Schellhardt

The North Pool by Rajiv Joseph

The Sparrow and the Birdman by Raquel Bitton and Chris Smith.

In April 2010, five different shows originally workshopped or world premiered at TheatreWorks were running simultaneously at theatres nationwide including: Memphis at The Shubert Theatre on Broadway, Daddy Long Legs at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Tinyard Hill at Cumberland County Playhouse in Tennessee, Girlfriend at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Equivocation at Marin Theatre Company.


THEATREWORKS EDUCATION IN THE COMMUNITY TheatreWorks for Schools and The Drama School In 2009/10, TheatreWorks served 14,540 students and 641 teachers at 88 schools in seven counties. We provided 81,825 educational contacts—reaching many students multiple times. In addition, audience enrichment and community programs reached 1,465 adult learners. •

We expanded the curriculum of the Concepts at Play program to include Playing with Science in addition to Playing with Poetry. These two week residency programs reached 2,695 students in 112 classes at 24 schools throughout the year.

The TELL Project (Theatre for English Language Learners) debuted at five schools (including three Title I schools,) addressing the needs of 362 culturally and linguistically diverse students.

The touring production of Oskar and the Big Bully Battle visited 23 Bay Area Schools in the spring of 2010. Over 7,500 students laughed along with Oskar as they learned valuable lessons about identifying and preventing bullying behaviors.

High schools students from Hillsdale High School, Palo Alto High School, and Saratoga High School participated in the Young Playwright’s Project and had the chance to learn the art of crafting plays from accomplished, professional playwrights. Over 750 students have participated since the program’s inception 12 years ago.

TheatreWorks mainstage productions of Yellow Face, The Chosen, A Civil War Christmas, and To Kill a Mockingbird each had dedicated Student Matinees. A total of 3,978 students from 49 schools attend these performances.

Now in its seventh year, The Children’s Healing Project continued to bring joy and theatrical therapeutic relief to critically ill patients at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. The program made 759 contacts with patients, parents, and siblings through 90 group workshops and 257 beside visits.


GALA 40:

May 8, 2010

To commemorate our 40th anniversary season, the company hosted a celebratory Gala event, including a formal dinner at the Microsoft campus, a live auction, and a spectacular star studded concert. In all ways, Gala 40 was a triumph. Over the course of the evening, the crowd celebrated the accomplishments of two Silicon Valley pioneers who nurtured great talent and changed the face of our community: TheatreWorks Founder and Artistic Director Robert Kelley for Innovation in the Arts and Silicon Valley leader Frank Quattrone for Innovation in Technology. At the dinner, the contributions of Frank Quattrone were highlighted, noting that he has advised technology companies on more than 400 mergers and acquisitions. In a uniquely TheatreWorks manner, he was celebrated with a customized song performed by Riette Burdick and joined by many friends and business associates who gathered at Microsoft to celebrate him. The event not only commemorated our 40th anniversary and honored Artistic Director Robert Kelley’s on-going dedication to the company he founded, it also acknowledged TheatreWorks’ contribution to the theatre arts field as an artistic home for playwrights and composers from across the country. Celebrated guests included the renowned playwright David Henry Hwang who emceed the event, musicians Brendan Milburn, Valerie Vigoda, and Vienna Teng who composed and sang “The House that Kelley Built” as a valentine to Robert Kelley. Tony Award®-winning composer Jeanine Tesori and composer Paul Gordon also poignantly attested first-hand and sometimes in song how TheatreWorks and Kelley have instrumentally influenced their work. The concert also included video-greetings from various illustrious lyricists and composers including Andrew Lippa, Stephen Schwartz, David Bryan, Joe DiPietro, and Broadway/film actor Zeljko Ivanek who said “I still measure every new works experience against the time I spent at TheatreWorks.” Gala 40 successfully championed the TheatreWorks story. Our forty-year commitment to our core values of artistic excellence, diversity, innovation, collaboration, and celebration of the human spirit, was repeatedly heralded and congratulated with every performance and speech. To top it all off, Gala 40 raised over $500,000!


Distracted scenic design by Melpomene Katakalos Projections by Jason Thompson

Photo by Mark Kitaoka

CAMPAIGN FOR ART & INNOVATION The Campaign reaches its halfway mark! Since 1970, TheatreWorks has grown from a grassroots arts organization into a major cultural institution. As we celebrated our 40th year, the company embarked on a $3.3 million capital campaign to enhance our reputation for artistic innovation, expand our identity as a model for the development of new works, and strengthen our business structure to ensure a long-term future. The campaign will provide funding in three areas: THE ART OF INNOVATION New work has always been the heartbeat of TheatreWorks. Our New Works Initiative is a truly unique program providing artists with the opportunity to collaborate and develop their pieces during every stage of the creative process; from an idea to a full-scale production. The New Works Festival and premiere productions are integral to its success. PUTTING THEATREWORKS ON THE MAP TheatreWorks has often been called the “Best Kept Secret.�A dedicated visibility campaign will engage a broader audience in our meaningful work. By effectively communicating what we do with more people in our local communities and in the national theatre arena, our family will extend from coast to coast. ENGAGING AUDIENCES THROUGH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TheatreWorks has a long history of investing in great art. Now we will be able to match our antiquated technology with our high production values. By infusing our systems with state-of-the-art resources, we will empower our mainstage work, provide an exceptional patron experience, and become the virtual artistic home of Silicon Valley. With $1.3 million contributed as of June 30, 2010, we have already deepened our commitment to new work by successfully expanding our New Works Festival and producing six world premieres since 2009. We have also implemented a robust database that combines donation and ticket information. In addition, we have fully redesigned our website to making it more interactive and to giving improved access to online ticket purchases and exchanges. Contributions to the Campaign for Art & Innovation will ensure the vitality and sustainability of TheatreWorks onstage and off, both here in the Bay Area and across the country.



The fact that TheatreWorks was able to generate a surplus, exceed many of its income goals, and maintain a strong hold on expenses was the result of careful oversight and creative new approaches to revenue generation.

Photo Terry Gannon

In TheatreWorks’ 40th year of operations, we generated an operational surplus of $349,937. Coming off of a 39th season which had seen an operating loss during the worst of the economic downturn, TheatreWorks responded by re-organizing the company for 2009/1010: scaling back with an eye toward a shrinking economy and needing to mitigate the impact of the 2008/09 shortfall.

First, single ticket sales dramatically exceeded goal, with 7 of the 8 productions meeting or exceeding income projections and 4 of the 8 productions landing in TheatreWorks top 10 highest grossing shows. Second, individual giving, which had seen a slowdown in the first part of calendar year 2009, rebounded quickly, especially in the upper level categories for individual donors. Indeed, the number of households giving $10,000 or more reached an all-time high. Finally, Gala 40 exceeded all expectations, both in attendance, sales, and auction revenue. The highest grossing fundraising event in TheatreWorks history, Gala 40 not only generated record income, it made a significant statement to Silicon Valley about the role of TheatreWorks as a developer of new work. As an incubator for the creation of new plays and musicals, TheatreWorks shares core values with the tech field in Silicon Valley. The success of the “messaging” at this high profile event should have a positive impact on TheatreWorks’ community position and revenues for years to come. An important decision made during 2009/10 was to launch a Campaign for Art & Innovation—a $3.3 million campaign to invest in key areas that could lead to long-term growth. Drawn from TheatreWorks’ current strategic plan, the campaign funds technology to bolster ticket sales, invests in new works development and efforts to build TheatreWorks’ visibility and brand. The campaign initiatives have borne early and impressive results. From the 2008/09 season to the 2009/10 season, online single ticket sales roughly doubled as a percentage of total single ticket sales. Attendance at the New Works Festival—an annual activity that is a core to our artistic mission and to our community and national visibility—tripled over the same period. Despite the economic downturn, Board, staff and Campaign donors all agreed that this investment in long-term financial health and stability was a priority for 2009/10, and will continue through the 2010/11 season. Thank you to all who made our 40th anniversary season an unforgettable success, and to all the individuals, foundations, and companies who have supported TheatreWorks over the years. Together, we can continue to grow and explore the future of TheatreWorks on the stage, in the schools, and throughout our community.

Phil Santora Managing Director


FINANCIALS THEATREWORKS 2009/10 INCOME $7,729,552 Special Events 6%

Education 3%

Ticket Sales 39%

Contributed 46%

Other Income 1%

In-kind Donations 5%

THEATREWORKS 2009/10 EXPENSES $7,379,615

Fundraising 10%

Marketing & Promotion 23%

General & Administration 8%

Program Production 59%


THEATREWORKS STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION June 30, 2010 ASSETS CURRENT ASSETS Cash & Cash Equivalents Contributions & Misc. Receivables Prepaid Expenses Deposits & Other Current Assets TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS

$638,629 $816,294 $270,247 $0 $1,725,170

NON-CURRENT ASSETS Deposits Pledges Receivable, LT Investments Fixed Assets (Net of Depreciation) TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS

$50,787 $226,023 $652 $931,444 $1,208,906





LIABILITIES AND NET ASSETS LIABILITIES Accts Payable Accrued Liabilities Deferred Ticket Revenue TOTAL LIABILITIES

$240,741 $193,302 $1,983,174 $2,417,217

NET ASSETS & YTD NET INCOME Unrestricted Temporarily Restricted Permanently Restricted TOTAL NET ASSETS & NET INCOME

$(1,140,055) $580,666 $3,265,801 $2,706,412




THEATREWORKS STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES Year ended June 30, 2010 Unrestricted Operating Activities

Investing Activities


Temporarily Restricted

Permanently Restricted


REVENUE Program Revenue







Grants and Contributions







Other Income





































General and Administrative







Marketing and Promotion

































Net Realized & Unrealized Gains (Losses) on Investments Interest and Dividends Net Assets Released from Restriction TOTAL REVENUE EXPENSES Program Production Expense





Michael & Michelle Kwatinetz, Co-Chairs

TheatreWorks Producers make a gift of $10,000 or more annually, and are invited to exclusive Producer events with visiting artists. As a Producer, you select a production to follow from “page to the stage” by attending the design presentation, rehearsals, and opening night. Producers also receive all Inner Circle benefits.

Visionary Producers

Executive Producers

($50,000 and above) Ann S. Bowers Bredt Family Fund at Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation The Craft Malcolm Family Yogen & Peggy Dalal Anne & Larry Hambly Carey & Josh Pickus Ray & Meredith Rothrock Mark Stevens & Mary Murphy TheatreWorks Board Emeritus

($25,000 to $49,999) Marsha & Bill Adler Bruce Cozadd & Sharon Hoffman Marcia & John Goldman Derry & Charlene Kabcenell Michelle & Michael Kwatinetz Suzanne Martin & John Doyle Morgan Family Foundation Catherine & Jeff Thermond The Tiphane Foundation Watkins Family Charitable Fund Producers ($10,000 to $24,999) Katharine & George Alexander Paul Asente & Ron Jenks Elaine Baskin & Ken Krechmer Jayne Booker

Jody Buckley & Mark Horowitz Steven & Karin Chase Dr. & Mrs. W. M. Coughran, Jr. John & Susan Diekman Susan Fairbrook Dan & Catharine Garber Sylvia & Ron Gerst Kathryn Green Claiborne S. Jones Craig & Gina Jorasch Family Fund Mike & Martha Kahn Julie Kaufman & Walter Niemasik, Jr. Robin & Don Kennedy Phil Kurjan & Noel Butler Dorothy Lazier The Marmor Foundation/ Drs. Michael & Jane Marmor Leslie & Douglas Murphy-Chutorian Eileen Nelson & Hugh Franks

Karen & Christopher Payne Family Foundation Mark & Martha Ross Adam Samuels & Frank Reyes Martha Seaver & Scott Walecka Sheri Sobrato The Strauss Hawkins Fund Lynn Szekely-Goode & Dr. Richard Goode Brent & Michèle Townshend Mark & Teri Vershel Ronni & Iain Watson Carol Watts in memory of Vern Lisa Webster Renee & Herman Winick Janne & Bill Wissel Walt Wood & Gayla Lorthridge

THE INNER CIRCLE Jayne Booker, Chair Members of The Inner Circle contribute a minimum of $1,000 each season and enjoy a variety of benefits including priority subscription seating, VIP ticket purchases and exchanges, access to house seats on Broadway and invitations to Meet-the-Artists events.

Associate Producers


($5,000 to $9,999) Anonymous Eddie & Lois Anderson John & Ann Doerr Bill & M.J. Elmore Terry & Carolyn Gannon in honor of Robert Kelley, Anne Holmes, & the whole TheatreWorks Family Hawes Family Fund Tom & Dana Hayse William J. Higgs Linda M. Hinton & Vince Foecke Mark and Debra Leslie Richard & Charlene Maltzman in memory of Carol Adler Rob & Ann Marangell Myrna & Hy Mitchner, PhD Gib & Susan Myers Joe, Nancy, Sam & Sara Ragey Dorothy & George Saxe Philanthropic Fund Loren & Shelley Saxe Ron & Lila Schmidt Carolyn Schutz Edward & Jane Seaman Leonard Shustek & Donna Dubinsky Janet Brownstone & Andy Verhalen

($2,500 to $4,999) Anonymous (4) Ray & Carol Bacchetti Lisa Backus & Anthony Montefusco Katherine Bazak & John W. Dohner John S. Beasley, III Lucy Berlin & Glenn Trewitt Michael & Leslie Braun Marah & Gene Brehaut Chet & Marcie Brown Art & Carol Courville George & Susan Crow Randy Curry & Kay Simon Pamela Dougherty Ronald & Pamela Fortune Peter & Rose Friedland Markus Fromherz & Heike Schmitz Valerie Gardner & Jonathan Tiemann David E. Gold & Irene Blumenkranz Renee & Mark Greenstein Carol Gunby & Debbie Mancuso Emeri & Brad Handler Hitz Foundation Maureen Hoberg D & J Hodgson Family Foundation Edward Hunter Karen & Art Ingram* Tom & Sharon Kelley Bob & Edie Kirkwood Kranz & Associates Sue & Jerry Krumbein

Ken & Clare Livak Michael & Carole Marks Ash McNeely & Elisa Odabashian Andrew & Judith Mendelsohn The Merrimac Fund Buff & Cindy Miller Lynn & Susan Orr Chris & Donna Paisley David Pasta in memory of Gloria J.A. Guth The Frank & Denise Quattrone Foundation Michael & Paula Rantz Eddie Reynolds & Ed Jones Scott & Helen Rodde Tom Rindfleisch & Carli Scott Marge & Jim Shively Charlie & Julie Simmons Joyce Reynolds Sinclair & Dr. Gerald M. Sinclair Susanne Stevens & Monte Mansir Anthony & Rosina Lo Sun Craig & Susie Thom Ted & Betty Ullman Mimi & Jim Van Horne

Players ($1,000 to $2,499) Anonymous (9) Mark & Stephanie Agnew Mary Ann Anthony & Ken Fowkes Mary Helen Armstrong

Jean Ann Augsburger Shirley Bailey Paul & Debbie Baker Doug & Marie Barry Hank & Anne Barry Paul & Beth Bartlett Joel & Wendy Bartlett Jim Bassett & Lily Hurlimann Paula Benedict Don & Deborah Bennett Paul & Millie Berg Dr. Barbara L. Bessey & Dr. Kevin J. Gilmartin Helen & Stuart Bessler Daniel Beswick Charlotte & David Biegelsen Wendell & Celeste Birkhofer Bob & Martha Bowden Gordon & Sharon Bower Steve & Gayle Brugler Marda Buchholz Stephen & Maureen Buchner Christine B. Butcher+ Eric Butler MD & Suzanne Rocca-Butler Jim Byrnes Jeff & Deborah Byron Malkah & Don Carothers Carolle Carter & Jess Kitchens Ron & Sally Carter George & Michelle Caughey Jane Chai Ellen & Tony Chan


Richard & Joyce Chiarenza Bruce & Gail Chizen Dean & Wilma Chu Debbie & George Chunn Fran Codispoti & Ken Schroeder Nancy & Bill Cohen Claudia & Bill Coleman Larry & Sara Condit Clyde & Ann Coombs Tim & Margaret Cote George & Carol Craford Diane & Howard Crittenden David & Ann Crockett Peter & Melanie Cross Jeff & Amy Crowe Gordon & Carolyn Davidson Richard & Alicia Dayton Jennifer DeGolia Douglas Dexter Gaurav & Tara Dhillon John & Wynne Dobyns Karen & David Dolkas Jack & Marcia Edelstein Brad & Pam Ehikian Tom & Ellen Ehrlich James J. Elacqua Don & Judy Engel Michael & Elizabeth Engle Frances Escherich Gwendolyn & Frederick W. Farley, Sr. Margaret Ann & Don Fidler Sheldon Finkelstein & Beatriz V. Infante Carey FitzGerald & Helen Robison Michael & Annette Flicker Peggy Woodford Forbes & Harry Bremond Lynda & Steve Fox Diane & Bob Frankle Deborah Freehling, MD Jay & Joyce Friedrichs Blanche Frolichman Doug & Lois Garland Ed Glazier Marilyn & Eli Goldfarb Burton & Maud Goldfield Neal & Linda Goldstein Sue & Bill Gould John & Mary Ann Grilli Nancy & Bill Grove Barbara Gunther Peter & Laura Haas

Elaine & Eric Hahn Russell & Debbie Hall Jane Hamlin & Steven Schow Nancy Handel Susan & Don Hanson James Heeger & Daryl Messinger Hamilton & Lalia Helmer Martha & Bob Helseth Helen Helson Maren Hitz Yue-shun E. Ho David Hornik & Pamela Miller-Hornik Susan M. Huch Rob Hulteng Michael J. Hunt & Joanie Banks-Hunt Henry Ilg & Shirley Kendall Perry A. Irvine & Linda Romley-Irvine Sudhanshu & Lori Jain Nancy L. Jalonen Dean & Patricia Johnson Roy & Leigh Johnson Barbara Jones Hilary Jones * Jack Jorgenson Howard & Carol Jory Frances Jourdan Mr. & Mrs. Abdo Kadifa Thomas & Sarah Kailath Charles & Roberta Katz Family Foundation Cynthia & Bert Keely Arthur Keller Robert Kelley & Ev Shiro Roberta & Bob Kelsch Wayne T. Kennedy & Lorelei F. Rockwell Chris Kenrick Larry & Patti Kenyon James Kern & Monica Donovan Lisa & Darren Kerr Lindsay & Todd Kimmel Julie & Glen Kohl in memory of Jennifer Ayres Hal & Iris Korol Michael & Ina Korek Woof Kurtzman & Liz Hertz Dick & Cathy Lampman Robert H. Lee Nancy Lem Arlene Leslie Jan Thomson & Roy Levin Donald & Rachel Levy

Sue & Dick Levy Dan’l & Susan Lewin Robert J. Lipshutz & Nancy Wong, MD Janet Littlefield & William Coggshall Lori & Randy Livingston Drs. John & Penny Loeb Teresa Loftus in honor of Suzanne Martin Tom & Sally Logothetti Alexander & Anne Long Carol & Mac MacCorkle Joe Margevicius D. Markovich & R. Haak Larry & Gladys Marks Daniel Mart+ Karen & Mike Matthys Katherine & Robert Maxfield Nicole M. McClain Patricia McClung & Allen Morgan Mary & Don McDougall Gerald & Betty McIntyre Mary Pat & Bob McLean Dave & Carolyn McLoughlin Tom McQuinn & Kelly Green Menlo Web Design Debby Meredith & Curtis Cole Nancy & Christopher Meyer Dr. & Mrs. Brad Naylor Shirley & David Negrin Bill & Janet Nicholls Margo & Roy Ogus O’Hanlan-Walker Family Fund in honor of Jayne Booker Janine Paver & Eric Brown Amy Peabody & Brent Ingram+ Beth & Charlie Perrell Carrie Perzow & Von Leirer John & Valerie Poggi Dave & Alison Polkinhornes Paula & Bill Powar Mark & Margot Rawlins In memory of Pearl Reimer Karen & John Reis Remington Family Trust Edward & Verne Rice Orli & Zah Rinat Paul & Sheri Robbins Dick & Susan Robbins Bill Roberts Bob Rodert & Bev Kiltz Paul Romeo & Lynne Starke

Libby Roth & Ron Katz Rita & Robert Rove Robert & Suzanne Rubenstein Joseph & Sandy Santandrea Richard Santi & Maureen Minhoto-Santi Philip Santora & Cristian Asher Elizabeth & Mark Schar Lisa & Steven Schatz Philanthropic Fund Lee & Kim Scheuer Steven & Rita Schlosser Tom & Hilary Schroeder Charles G. Schulz & Claire E. Taylor David Schwartz & Toni Wisman Vera C. Scott Bart Sears Nancy & Greg Serrurier in honor of Jeff Crowe Pamela & Rick Shames Joanne Sheehy Sarah Shema & Neyssa Marina Cynthia & Jeffrey Shore Ron & Ellen Shulman Jason & Ursula Shultz Carolyn & Rick Silberman Abraham & Marian Sofaer Denise & Jim Stanford Rick Stern & Nancy Ginsburg Stern Laura Strand Debra Szecsei Richard & Jeanne Cuffey Tatum Libby & Barry Taylor Ted & Polly Taylor Helaina Titus Dean Ujihara Robert J. Van der Leest, MD Darlene Vian & Brian McCune Michael & Chris Wagner William & Bethel Watt Lynne & Griffith Weber Dr. Edward Weiss & Sydney Marsden Elissa Wellikson & Tim Shroyer Nancy & Bart Westcott Ron Weston & Margie Singleton Karen White Pat Wiesler Ken & Ruth Wilcox Bruce & Elinor Wilner Mrs. John A. Wilson Lynn Wilson & Howard Roberts Neil & Ann Wolff Mark & Sheila Wolfson Bill & Sue Worthington

Sustainers ($500 to $999) Anonymous (5) • Don & Dory Albert • Robert Archibald • Durward & Caroline Ayre • Edward & Constance Barthold • Al & Liz Bernal • Laurie Bonilla & Ed Perry • Linda & David Bostwick • Sharon & John Brauman • Joan Brennan • Lorraine & Joel Brown • Joanne Bruggemann • Sandy Cademartori • Ken & Caretha Coleman • Robert A. Cook • Jack & Gloria Corey • David L. Cottle • Richard & Anita Davis • Mr. & Mrs. Peter J. Dehlinger • Corinne & Joe Dox • Wendy Dransfield & Bob Bridger • Robert Dutton • Russell Evarts • Betsy & Tom Furst • Jewelle & James Lowell Gibbs, Jr. • Jack & Joan Gorham • Diane Greene & Mendel Rosenbloom • Jim & Linda Hagan • Kovin Hagan • Barry Hayes • Sheryl Heckmann & Monty Kersten • John & Andrea Hennessy • Linda & Robert Holub • Zeljko Ivanek in memory of Bridget Ross • Rex & Dede Jamison • Carl Jukkola & Desmond Lee • Meg Keehan & Kelly Williams • Francis & Margaret Keeler • Michael & Frannie Kieschnick • Suzanne & Jay Killea • Allan & Linda Kramer • Paul A. & Jackie L. Kuckein • Mike & Bonnie Laster • John & Cathi Lerch • Len & Mary Jo Levy • George & Ann Limbach • Virginia & Jim Lyons • Derek & Mary Theresa MacDavid • Anne Mack • Kent Mather • The Meier-Phelps Family • Steven & Linda Monosson • Heidi Munzinger & John Shott • Glenda & Thomas Murray • Lalla Neblett • Michael & Karen Nierenberg in honor of TW Staff • Joyce Pharriss & John Pendleton • James & Alma Phillips • Linda & Eric Provita • Kathy & Gary Reback • Peter & Starla Robinson • Jim & Pam Robson • Nancy S. Rogers • Fabio & Catherine Rosati • Deborah S. Rose, MD • Sherri Rose • Joyce Rosenstiel • Mr. & Mrs. Joel Rossen • Sherrean & Bill Rundberg • Alan Russell • David & Jerilyn Schricker • Judy & Denis Severson • Jack & Dorothy Shannahan • Jeff & Lisa Smith • Louise Spangler • James W. & Nina L. Steiner • The Sher-Right Fund • Lalita Tademy & Barry L. Williams • Jean B. Taylor • James & Emily Thurber • David Vroom • Dr. & Mrs. Howard Wechsler • Susan B. Weiner • Elizabeth B. Wolf • Patricia Workman • Howard Zeprun & Jane Chueh • Selma Zinker in memory of Norman Zinker Contributions listed were received between 06/01/09 and 06/23/10. Program deadlines and space limitations prevent us from listing all of our greatly appreciated patrons. * Indicates donors whose gifts include in-kind goods or services. + Indicates members of the Encore Club, who make ongoing monthly or quarterly gifts.


CORPORATE CIRCLE, FOUNDATION, AND GOVERNMENT GIFTS Foundations and Corporate Circle members sponsor productions, support new works, and fund education programs for K-12 students. Sponsors may host events at the theatre, receive heightened community visibility, and other hospitality benefits.

Visionary Sponsors

Visionary Sponsors



($50,000 and above)

($5,000 to $9,999)

($1,000 to $2,499)

The David & Lucile Packard Foundation The James Irvine Foundation National Endowment for the Arts The Shubert Foundation William & Flora Hewlett Foundation

Classic Party Rentals* Clay Foundation - West Fleishhacker Foundation The Kanbar Charitable Trust Kinnovations The Leonard C. & Mildred F. Ferguson Foundation Morrison & Foerster LLP Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP SanDisk Corporation

Anonymous A-1 Party Rentals* Chef Charlie Ayers * Chase VP C.M. Capital Foundation The Dramatists Guild Fund Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley Goodwin Procter LLP* Lavanda Restaurant & Wine Bar Luminous Capital Mid-Peninsula Newcomers Club The Morrison & Foerster Foundation OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Orchard Supply Hardware* Panache Catering PIP Printing of Palo Alto Robert Half International, Inc. Silicon Valley Community Foundation Target VIP Tours of New York

Presenting Sponsors ($25,000 to $49,999) Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts

Supporting Sponsors ($15,000 to $24,999) The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust The Michelson Foundation The Sand Hill Foundation

Sponsors ($10,000 to $14,999)

Presenting Sponsors

American Century Companies Foundation Edgerton Foundation George H. Sandy Foundation Perkins Coie LLP The San Francisco Foundation

Supporters ($2,500 to $4,999) Adaptec Air Systems Foundation, Inc. Auto Vino* Azure Capital Partners Bloomingdale’s Cooley Godward Kronish LLP Dodge & Cox Investment Managers Future Lighting* Greenberg Traurig LLP J. The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California Lockheed Martin Space Systems Luther Burbank Savings Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP The Private Bank of the Peninsula TriNet Wells Fargo Foundation

* Indicates donors whose gifts include in-kind goods or services.

Matching Gifts The following companies have matched employee contributions to TheatreWorks, multiplying their impact. Adaptec • Adobe Systems, Incorporated • AMD • AON • Argonaut Group, Inc. • AT&T • Bank of America • The Becton Dickinson Foundation • The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching • Centigram Communications Corporation • Cisco Systems Foundation • Dell Inc. • eBay • Electronic Arts • Gap Inc. • GlaxoSmithKline Foundation • Google Inc. • Hewlett-Packard Company • IBM Corporation • International Data Group • Intuit Inc. • Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies • Juniper Networks • Mayfield Fund • Microsoft Corporation • OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. • Oracle • Pew Charitable Trusts • Rockwell Collins • S.H. Cowell Foundation • Silicon Valley Community Foundation • Sun Microsystems • Tyco

Supporting Sponsors

ENDOWMENT FUND TheatreWorks thanks the following lead donors for their extraordinarily generous Endowment gifts. Marsha & Bill Adler William C. Anderson Ann S. Bowers Polly & Tom Bredt Bruce Cozadd & Sharon Hoffman Peter & Melanie Cross Yogen & Peggy Dalal

Carl H. Feldman The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation Emeri & Brad Handler Hurlbut-Johnson Charitable Trusts Charles & Roberta Katz Family Foundation Patricia McClung & Allen Morgan

The Rathmann Family Foundation Eddie Reynolds John & Diane Savage Joyce Reynolds Sinclair Lynn Szekely-Goode & Dr. Richard Goode

FUTUREWORKS FutureWorks members have made an estate gift from a will or living trust, a beneficiary designation in an IRA, a gift of life insurance, a gift that returns lifetime income, or another planned gift. Anonymous (6) The Estate of William C. Anderson Ray & Carol Bacchetti Steve & Gayle Brugler Jodi Corwin Bruce Cozadd & Sharon Hoffman George & Susan Crow John & Linda Elman Frances Escherich Harriet Ferziger Gayle Flanagan Carole & David Florian Peter & Rose Friedland

Terry & Carolyn Gannon Marcia & John Goldman Kathryn Green Lorie Griswold Anne & Emma Grace Holmes Kenny Hom Susan M. Huch Edward Hunter & Michelle Garcia John W. and Nancy Lee Jalonen Robert Kelley & Ev Shiro Bill & Terry Krivan Woof Kurtzman Mr. & Mrs. Robert Mangelsdorf

Steve Mannshardt Suzanne Martin & John Doyle Leigh Metzler & Jim McVey Cynthia S. Miller Tami & Craney Ogata Eddie Reynolds Betsy Boardman Ross Edward & Jane Seaman Joyce Reynolds Sinclair Carol Snell & Mindy Rauch Esther Sobel Susanne Stevens Renee & Herman Winick


BOARD OF TRUSTEES Carey Pickus, Chair Thomas J. Adams III William F. Adler Jayne Booker Susan Fairbrook Ron Fortune Dan Garber Aaron Gershenberg Anne Hambly

Judy Heyboer Gina Klein Jorasch Julie Kaufman Robert Kelley Robin Kennedy Mike Kwatinetz Gayla Lorthridge Dick Maltzman

Suzanne Martin Eileen Nelson Ray A. Rothrock Phil Santora Mark Stevens Cathie Thermond Mark Vershel Ronette T. Watson

BOARD EMERITUS Nancy Meyer, Founder Edward T. Anderson, MD Keith Archuleta Doug Barry Sharon Anthony Bower Mike Braun Polly W. Bredt Bruce C. Cozadd Joy Craft Jeff Crowe Peggy Dalal Yogen Dalal Jennifer DeGolia Michael R. Flicker Peggy Woodford Forbes Doug Garland

Jewelle Taylor Gibbs Marcia Goldman Emeri Handler Dee Harris Susan M. Huch Perry A. Irvine Nancy L. Jalonen Derry Kabcenell Michael Kahn Roberta R. Katz Patricia McClung Cynthia S. Miller Kathy Kennedy Miller Leslie Murphy-Chutorian Karen Nierenberg

Carrie Perzow Margot Mailliard Rawlins John Reis Lynn Wilson Roberts Sherri Rose Loren Saxe Denise Stanford James Sweeney Rosina Lo Sun Lynn Szekely-Goode Jeanne Cuffey Tatum Helaina Titus Robert J. Van der Leest, MD Elissa Wellikson



Artistic Director Robert Kelley

Managing Director Phil Santora





Casting Director & Associate Artist Leslie Martinson

Technical Director Frank Sarmiento

Director of Development Anne M. Holmes

Director of Marketing and Sales Sean Kelly

Director of New Works Meredith McDonough

Assistant Technical Director Jim O’Sullivan

Campaign Director Amy M. Peabody

Public Relations Carla Befera & Co.

Company Manager Jessica Coker

Lead Scenic Artist / Craftsman Tom Langguth

Art Director Ev Shiro

Resident Dramaturg & Artistic Assistant Vickie Rozell

Properties Master Sarah Lowe

Associate Director of Development, Individual Giving Janine Paver

Resident Musical Director William Liberatore Resident Fight Director Richard Lane Artistic Staff Assistant Tom Bruett New Works Intern Keely Flanagan Dramaturgy Interns Sarah Birdsall, Aislinn Frantz

Props Artisan Lisa Bledsoe Carpenters Rodrigo Frausto, Steven Harris, Matt Johns, Patrick McKenna, Bill Roberts, Josh Rose, Pierce Sirocco Scenery Intern Nathaniel Rothrock Props Intern Sydney Schatz

Individual Giving Manager Sabrina Sutton Institutional Grants Manager Kimberly Maas Events Manager/ Volunteer Coordinator Mariel Cano Donor Stewardship Coordinator H. Hans Cárdenas Development Intern Carrie Zhang

EDUCATION PRODUCTION, LIGHTING, & SOUND Production Manager David A. Milligan Assistant Production Manager Jim Gross Resident Lighting Designer Steven B. Mannshardt Resident Sound Designer Cliff Caruthers Master Electrician Corinne O’Sullivan Production Coordinator Karen Szpaller Electricians / Sound Technicians Blair Baker, Bradford Chapin, Brendan Coté, Janny Coté, Kenny Coté, Andrew Custer, Emma Davis, Andrew Duncan, Sophia Fong, Carolyn Foot, Zahra Garrett, Ryan Gill, Chris Graham, Chris Griffin, Ben Jaffe, Matt Johns, Dan Kaminski, Mandana Khoshnevisan, Neil Masters-Gutierrez, David J. McCollum, Erin Milligan, Gary Nelson, Michael Palumbo, Dan Potter, Daniel Rahamim, Jen Rotter, Martin Ruhlig, Alena Samoray, Jennifer Smith, Jeff Spackman, Jacqueline Steager, Seamus Strahan-Mauk, Jocelyn Squires, Shiboune Thill, Chris Tucker, Tirzah Tyler, Audrey Wright, Selina Young Load-in / Strike Volunteers Rick Amerson, Deborah Bennett, David Conrod, Rick Fleischman, Barry Hayes, Ed Hunter, Mike Kutner, Noah Price, Bart Sears, John Wilkes

COSTUMES Costume Director Jill Bowers Assistant Costumer Nina Harris Lead Cutter/Draper Yen La Wong Wardrobe Manager Tanya Finkelstein Costume Rentals Manager Mary Carr Draper Marina Agabekov First Hand/Stitcher Anna Boyarshinova Stitcher Nhan Luu Crafts Farrah Southam Hair Stylist Jeanne Naritomi

Education Director Mary Sutton Education Programs Manager Ashleigh Hill Drama School Director Adam Minton Summer Intern Coordinator Sally Carter

Associate Director of Sales Lorraine VanDeGraaf Rodriguez Ticket Services Manager Margaret Purdy Sales Managers Elisa Valentine, Rachel Wilde Assistant Ticket Services Manager Kristine Graham Ticket Services Representatives Sarah Parker, David Tousley Graphics Assistant Katie Dai Inside Sales Representative Anne Buelteman Marketing Intern Nicole Rodrigues

ADMINISTRATIVE Database Administrator Kirk Mortensen Database Assistant Lizzie O’Hara

Teaching Artists Jerry Falek, Noelle Goodman-Morris, Ashleigh Hill, Emily Jordan, Danelle Lencioni, Adam Minton, Kyle Payne,Vera Sloan, Jennifer Wilkinson

Financial Accountant Wendy Gajewski

Playwrights-in-Residence Dan Moyer

Staff Accountant Barbara Sloss

Education Intern Sara Goldrath

Arts Administration Intern Sarah Kane

Management Assistant/ Board Liaison H. Hans Cárdenas

Summer Camp Interns Sarah Alcabes, Penny Burgess, Patrick Daly, Aislinn Frantz, Sarah Powell

Wigs & Makeup Assistant Jessica McGinty Costumes Rental Intern Allison Mortimer

And our fabulous TheatreWorkers... A group of dedicated volunteers that supports all aspects of TheatreWorks operations

STAGE MANAGEMENT Resident Stage Manager Rebecca Muench Resident Stage Manager Jaimie L. Johnson Resident Stage Manager Joshua M. Rose Stage Management Interns Ryan Guerra, Heather Kenyon


TheatreWorks Annual Report 2009/10  

Report of programs and activities for the 2009/10 Fiscal Year.

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