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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Adapted and Directed by Preston Lane∞◊◉ Scenic Design by Anya Klepikov§

Costume Design by Hannah Chalman

Lighting Design by Laura J. Eckelman

Sound Design by Jane Shaw§

Projections Design by Nicholas Hussong§

Resident Movement Coach Denise Gabriel◊

Resident Vocal Coach Christine Morris◊

Resident Fight Choreographer Jim Wren◊

Casting by Cindi Rush Casting

Dramaturgy by Virginia Hirsch◊

Stage Manager Whitney M. Keeter*

This play is performed without an intermission.

Triad Stage is proud to partner with the Southeastern Theatre Conference’s Ready to Design Award. Graduate designers participating in SETC’s Annual Design Competition are selected to work professionally in the field. 2018’s winner is Hannah Chalman, Costume Designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 4


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Theseus/Oberon .......................................................................... Alvin Keith* Hippolyta/Titania ............................................................................. Joy Jones* Philostrate/Puck ...................................................................... Rebecca Hirota* Egeus/Nick Bottom ................................................................... Rajeev Varma* Hermia/Rosie Snout/Mustardseed .......................................... Linsy Segarra◊ Lysander/Peter Quince/Cobweb ........................................... Luis Quintero*◉ Demetrius/Francis Flute/Moth .................................. Ishmael Muhammad Helena/Snug/Peaseblossom .............................................. Katherine Olson◊

Stage Manager .................................................................... Whitney M. Keeter*


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Alvin Keith* (Theseus/Oberon/Fight Captain) was most recently seen in Jason Alexander’s Windfall and Timothy Douglas’ production of Mothers and Sons. Broadway: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. NY: Unspeakable (Apollo Theater); Carcass (New Worlds Theatre Project); Strange Weather (New Federal Theater). Leading roles at Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Woolly Mammoth, Crossroads Theater, Arena Stage, Philadelphia Theater Company, Hartford Stage, Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, Seattle Rep, and Guthrie Theater. Film/TV: Ambition’s Debt, If You Could Say It in Words, Kinsey, Mr. Robot, Law and Order. MFA, Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Joy Jones* (Hippolyta/Titania) Triad Stage debut. Off-Broadway: Reason to Leave (The Public-workshop); Whisper (Playwrights Horizons-workshop). International: Tantalus (Royal Shakespeare Company). Regional: A Raisin in the Sun, Mary T & Lizzy K (Arena Stage); Invisible Man (Huntington Theatre); Ruined, Tantalus (Denver Center); Cloud 9, Belleville (Studio Theatre); The Champion (TheatreSquared); Disgraced (Virginia Stage); Pericles (PlayMakers Repertory). Film: DC Noir; Hide and Seek; You Wear It Well. Education: MFA, UNC-Chapel Hill. www.thejoyjones.com Rebecca Hirota* (Puck/Philostrate) is pleased to be making her Triad Stage debut. New York: Vietgone (Manhattan Theatre Club); Romeo & Juliet (Classic Stage Company); Bullet Catchers ( Judson Memorial); and The Tower (HERE Arts Center). Regional: Caviar on Credit (The Guthrie); The Most Deserving (The Denver Center); Jane Eyre (Cincinnati Playhouse & Milwaukee Rep); Vietgone and Fault (TheatreSquared); and 36 Views (The Huntington and Quantum Theatre). Television: Law & Order; Elementary; Unforgettable; and Gossip Girl. Education: MFA Acting, Columbia University; BA Psychology, Boston University. Rajeev Varma* (Egeus/Nick Bottom) Triad Stage: Our Town. Raj can be seen as “Hasmukh” in Brown Nation on Netflix. He appeared in Roundabout Theatre Company’s production of Indian Ink by Tom Stoppard. He is nominated for a 2018 Gregory Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his work in Seattle Rep’s production of Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice as “Mr. Bennet” and “Charlotte”. Raj is one half of Those Indian Guys; their award winning one-man show “D’Arranged Marriage” has toured seven countries over ten years. New Zealand TV credits include 1000 Apologies, NZ’s first prime time Indo-Asian sketch comedy show, The Millen Baird Show, and The Blue Rose. US TV credits include Xena: Warrior Princess, Young Hercules and Cleopatra 2525. Film Credits Include: 1nite, The Price of Milk, We’re Here to Help, Vindaloo Empire, The Box and Impossible Monsters.


Linsy Segarra◊ (Hermia/Rosie Snout/Mustardseed) is a senior BFA Acting major at UNCG. She has recently played “Annie” in Silent Sky, and previously “Maggie” in In the Garden of the Selfish Giant and “Mrs. Teavee” in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In her spare time, she enjoys studying philosophy, playing ping pong, and scoping out the best foodie places around town. She also has a passion for modeling and partnering up with her best friend to take urban-inspired Instagram photos. She is super excited to be meeting everyone in the land of Shakespeare and hopes you all enjoy the show! Luis Quintero*◉ (Lysander/Peter Quince/Cobweb) Regional: Around the World in 80 Days (A.D Players); American Mariachi (Denver Center/Old Globe); Love’s Labours Lost (The Acting Company); Twelfth Night, Book of Will, Pride and Prejudice (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival); Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Our Town (Generations Theater Co.). Tours: The Lightning Thief, A Christmas Carol (Theaterworks USA). Local: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (NC Symphony). Education: UNCSA. Ishmael Muhammad (Demetrius/Francis Flute/Moth) is a senior at North Carolina A&T, earning his BFA in Professional Theatre. He has played “Elegba” in In The Red and Brown Water, “Kofi” in Amazing Grace, and “Harold P. Jones” in Sanctified. In his spare time, he enjoys studying social justice, reading, napping, and going for walks. Ishmael aspires to grow in his artistry as both an actor and a director, using these skills to advocate for unheard voices. Instagram: @ishmaelthaahir Katherine Olson◊ (Helena/Snug/Peaseblossom) Triad Stage: “Understudy and Ensemble” in Beautiful Star. Regional: “Jane” in The Sky Game (Peppercorn Theatre). Local: “Lady Macbeth” in Macbeth (Shared Radiance Theatre). Educational: “Rosalind” in As You Like It, “Cecile Volanges” in Les Liasions Dangereueses, “Teiresias” in Antigone (UNCG). Film/TV: Lead - Investigation Discovery’s “Your Worst Nightmare” (ep. 404); in pre-production for Oh Crappy Day! - Dagtype Films. Education: BFA Acting, UNCG. ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION

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Preston Lane∞◊◉ (Adapter/Director/Triad Stage Founding Artistic Director) Preston grew up in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina with Appalachian ancestry stretching all the way back to Tidence Lane, the first Baptist preacher in what would become Tennessee. His childhood dream was to live in a NC Piedmont city where he could hear trains and interact daily with such big city trappings as revolving doors and escalators. He frequently checked out recorded plays on albums from the old Watauga County Public Library and spent many afternoons listening to Marat/Sade, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, and A Streetcar Named Desire. His central conflict as a child was that on Saturday evenings his parents wanted to watch The Lawrence Welk Show and he wanted to watch Hee Haw. This conflict still dominates much of his work. Besides a brief fascination with being a dump truck driver, Preston never considered any other career than as a theater maker. He became aware of himself as an artist at UNCSA, developed a passion for visual storytelling at Yale School of Drama, and is deeply indebted to a long line of collaborative partners. He is also thankful for amazing teachers from Miriam Darnell, Sandra Daye, John Foster West, Yury Belov, Earle Gister, Barney Hammond, Lesley Hunt, Ming Cho Lee, Nick Martin and many many others. Preston is honored to pass on the tradition they entrusted to him to the next generation. Gerald Freedman took him under his wing and Richard Hamburger gave him his first real job and mentored him. He founded Triad Stage with Rich Whittington to explore how theater can engage with a community. He’s directed nearly 100 shows, written almost a dozen, and is an honorary citizen of Hawboro, NC. He believes that theater can make our community stronger by exploring stories that unite and challenge us. Preston is grateful to be a theater maker in North Carolina. Anya Klepikov§ (Scenic Designer) designs spaces and clothes for live performance. Previously at Triad Stage: sets for Glass Menagerie; Kingdom of Earth; A Doll House; Dial M for Murder; The Blonde, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead; and Radiunt Abundunt. Off-Broadway: Amanda Palmer’s NYPL statue - TRUTH AND CONSEQUENCES, Rose with Kathleen Chalfant, and Don Juan with the Pearl Theater Co. Recently in opera: Hercules at the Staunton Music Festival, the world premiere of Rene Orth’s Empty The House, and the fully staged revival of The Cradle Will Rock at Saratoga Opera. The Connecticut Critics’ Circle recognized Anya’s Outstanding Costume Design for A Woman of No Importance at the Yale Rep. She has taught design at UMass Amherst, Brown, Princeton, Colgate, and lectured on color at the Yale School of Drama. www.anyaproductiondesign.com Hannah Chalman (Costume Designer) Triad Stage debut - SETC’s Ready to Design Award-Winner. Hannah is a costume designer, costume technician, and makeup artist from Gainesboro, TN. She received her MFA in Costume Design from Virginia Commonwealth University and her BA in Theatre from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Her work on Into the Woods was recently juried by decorated costume designer, Jane Greenwood, who awarded her second place at the 2018 Southeastern Theatre Conference. She is currently the Costume Design Assistant for Long Wharf Theatre’s 2018-2019 season. Her other credits include working as Assistant Costume 8

Designer for Othello (The Public Theatre - Shakespeare in the Park), Assistant Costume Designer for Admissions (Lincoln Center Theatre) and as a Personal Assistant to Toni-Leslie James for Come From Away (Broadway). More of her work can be found at chalmancostumes.com. Laura J. Eckelman (Lighting Designer) Triad Stage: Actions and Objectives, Abundance, Snow Queen (2013-2014). New York: Hypocrites & Strippers (NYUTF); Crave, Somewhere in the Pacific, Scenes from an Execution (PTP NYC). Regional: Girl in the Red Corner (The Welders); CARRIE the Musical (Studio Theatre); Atomic Family Cabaret, Bitter Homes and Gardens (Bearded Ladies); Romeo and Juliet, Bossa Nova (Yale Rep); Animals Out of Paper (Perseverance). Academic: Arcadia (University of the Incarnate Word); Into the Woods, Four Dead in Ohio: Antigone at Kent State (Connecticut College); An Opera Double Bill (Bard Vocal Arts). Other: Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance at Washington College; Associate Lighting Designer for Asphalt Orchestra’s Unpack the Elephant tour; 2012 S&R Washington Award winner. Education: MFA, Yale School of Drama; BA, Middlebury College. www.laurajeckelman.com Jane Shaw§ (Sound Designer) Triad Stage: Buyer & Cellar, The Price, Crimes of the Heart. Off-Broadway: I Was Most Alive With You (Playwrights Horizons); Days to Come (Mint Theater); Measure for Measure (Theater for a New Audience); Ironbound (Women’s Project/Rattlestick), The Closet (Williamstown Theatre Festival), MTC, New York Theatre Workshop, Clubbed Thumb. Regional: A Lesson from Aloes (Hartford Stage); Sweat (Cleveland Play House); Jane Eyre (Cincinnati Playhouse, Milwaukee Rep); Baystreet Theater; Asolo Rep; Dorset Theatre Festival; Actors Theatre of Louisville. Awards: Drama Desk, Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, NEA/TCG Career Development Program, Henry Award (Denver Center), Premios ACE 2012 Award (Repertorio Español), Bessie (Big Dance Theater). Education: Harvard College; Yale School of Drama. Nicholas Hussong§ (Projections Designer) Nicholas previously served as Artistic Associate of Design at Triad Stage, where some design credits include The Passion of Teresa Rae King, South Pacific, Actions and Objectives, Radiunt Abundunt, Common Enemy, Underneath the Lintel, A Christmas Carol (2010-2017), The Mountaintop, The Sunset Limited, The Glass Menagerie, Providence Gap and The America Play. Off-Broadway credits include: Until the Flood (Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Goodman, Milwaukee Rep, St.Louis Rep, ACT Seattle); White Guy on the Bus (59E59); Skeleton Crew (Atlantic Theater Company); These Paper Bullets! - Drama Desk Nomination (Atlantic Theater Company, Geffen Playhouse, Yale Rep). Other Regional credits include: ELLA (Delaware Theatre Company); A Streetcar Named Desire (Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre); Grounded (Alley Theatre); Two Trains Running (Arden Theater); The Mountaintop (Playmakers Rep); I Saw My Neighbor on the Train and I Didn’t Even Smile, Million Dollar Quartet (Berkshires Theatre Group) as well as productions with Space Wing, Esperanza Spaulding, Urban Bush Women, Enchantment Theatre Company, Delaware Theatre Company, Lantern Theatre Company, Abrons Art Center, Premieres NYC, Ars Nova, Heartbeat Opera, Cantata Profana, Nashville Symphony, Hartford 9

Symphony, I am a Boys Choir, Summerworks Toronto, LaMaMa, Summer Shorts, the 2016 and 2017 Tony Awards (CBS), The Illusionists, and On Your Feet (Associate on Broadway, Marquee). Member of New Neighborhood. www.newneighborhood.net, www.nickhussong.com Denise Gabriel∞◊ (Resident Movement Coach) At Triad Stage since 2009 where she has been movement coach on numerous productions including Actions and Objectives, Don Juan, Radiunt Abundunt, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Snow Queen, and The Glass Menagerie. In 2015 she joined Living Pictures, UK as an Artistic Associate. Co-producing credits in Triad’s Upstage Cabaret include: Diary of a Madman (Robert Bowman, Living Pictures UK) and Desire Under the Elms (Abrahamse-Meyer Theatre Company and Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival). Other credits include: Resident Movement Director at Alabama Shakespeare Festival (over 30 productions); A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Comedy of Errors (Old Globe Theatre); Alchemy of Desire/Deadman’s Blues and King Lear (Cincinnati Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet, The Three Sisters and Nora (Clarence Brown Theatre); Ascension Day (Working Theatre NY). International: Shanghai Theatre, Schloss Leopoldskron Salzburg Austria, and Artscape Theatre Center and Dance for All (Cape Town South Africa). Denise is an Associate Professor at UNCG, a founding board member of American Theatre for Movement Educators, and Associate Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Christine Morris◊ (Resident Vocal Coach) At Triad Stage since 2006, where coaching has included dialects for The Glass Menagerie, Shipwrecked, Snow Queen, Dirty Blonde, Abundance and many others, and voice/text for All’s Well That Ends Well. Other coaching: A Thousand Clowns (starring Tom Selleck); Kudzu (with The Red Clay Ramblers); and Sheridan’s The Critic at American Players Theatre in Wisconsin. Also an actor, she was most recently seen at Triad Stage as “Mrs. Rogers” in And Then There Were None. Other roles at Triad Stage include “Dr. Mildred Grant” in Actions and Objectives; “Silda Grauman” in Other Desert Cities, “Taw Avery” in New Music: Better Days, “Cordie Grindstaff ” in Providence Gap; “Marthy Owen” in Anna Christie and “Mme. Pernelle” in Tartuffe. In 2017 she performed in the inaugural season of North Carolina Summer Rep, doubling as “Old Lady/Blair Daniels” in Sunday in the Park with George in Concert. Christine is an Associate Professor of Theatre at UNCG and holds memberships in the Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA). Jim Wren◊ (Resident Fight Choreographer) has staged the violence for over 30 Triad Stage productions, including the battles in Bloody Blackbeard, the fantastical fights in Brother Wolf (2006 and 2014), and the general behavior of the Lesters in Tobacco Road. Education: MFA, University of Florida. Jim is Performance Program Coordinator for the UNCG Department of Theatre, and is a two-time recipient of the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for Excellence. Virginia Hirsch◊ (Dramaturg) holds a BA in theatre from Arkansas State University and an MFA in Directing from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. During her time in graduate school, Virginia was able to assist and observe on several Triad Stage 10

productions, but is thrilled to be joining the company full-time! Virginia has previously worked as a directing assistant in Tampa, Florida at Stageworks Theatre and the Straz Center, as the founder and artistic director of the Fault Line Player theatre company, and as the resident TYA director at Okoboji Summer Theatre in Okoboji, Iowa. Cindi Rush (Casting Director) New York: Silence! The Musical, My Mother’s Jewish Lesbian Wiccan Wedding (NYMF Winner 2010), Jay Alan Zimmerman’s Incredibly Deaf Musical, Bonnie and Clyde, Rooms, Jacques Brel, Six Dance Lessons, The Thing About Men, Urinetown, The Hurricane Katrina Comedy Festival. Regional: Penguin Rep, Triad Stage, Act II Playhouse, Arena Stage, Goodman, Humanafest. Film: Ghoul, The Woman (Top 9 Sundance 2011), In the Family, Offspring, Jack Ketchum’s The Girl Next Door, Headspace. Tours: “Barney”, “Curious George”, “Kidz Bop.” Whitney M. Keeter* (Stage Manager) Triad Stage: South Pacific. New York: The Play That Goes Wrong First National Tour, Something Rotten First National Tour, Brits OffBroadway, Orwell in America, Pygmalion, Measure for Measure. Other credits: Into the Woods, A Christmas Carol, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Trick or Treat (Northern Stage); Shrek the Musical, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Brigadoon, Gypsy, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Forever Plaid, Spamalot, A Little Night Music, Singing in the Rain, Les Miserables, HAIR, Oklahoma! (New London Barn Playhouse); Macbeth, God of Carnage, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Cinderella (Birmingham Children’s Theater); Pump Boys and Dinettes; Red, White, and Tuna (Heritage Theater Festival). Richard Whittington (Triad Stage Founding Managing Director) has served as Managing Director of Triad Stage since its inception. Rich earned an MFA in Theatre Management from the Yale School of Drama and has a BFA in Acting and Directing from Marymount Manhattan College. Rich served for nine years on the board of the NC Arts Council, where he participated as a member of the Executive Committee. He has previously served on the boards of ArtsNC and Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and has served on numerous grant panels. Rich has taught Theatre Management at Greensboro College and NC A&T University and has guest lectured at UNC Chapel Hill, UNC School of the Arts, Wake Forest University and UNCG. A native of Dallas, Texas, Rich served as Artistic Administrator for the Dallas Theater Center and Associate Producer of Dallas’ The Big D Festival of the Unexpected. His experience also includes work at the Roundabout Theatre in New York and StageWest in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 2010, Preston and Rich were honored with Downtown Greensboro, Inc.’s J. Edward Kitchen Leadership Award. In 2013, they received the Adelaide F. Holderness/H. Michael Weaver Award from UNCG for distinguished public service. Rich was a 2016 Artist in Residence at UNCG. * Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States ◊ Faculty member, student or alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro ◉ Faculty member or alumnus of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts § Member of USA (United Scenic Artists) ∞ Member of SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers) 11

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Triad Stage began as a dream... Co-founders Preston Lane and Richard Whittington forged their artistic partnership as graduate students at the Yale School of Drama. After managing a theater in Connecticut for two years, they undertook the three-year task of opening their own theater in the heart of historic Greensboro. In September 1999, Triad Stage purchased the former Montgomery Ward building, which had been built in 1936 and sat vacant for almost 40 years. Renovations transformed the five-story building into a world-class theater center now called The Pyrle Theater, complete with a 300-seat theater and thrust stage, rehearsal hall, offices, two spacious lobbies and other audience amenities. Photo courtesy of Greensboro Historical Museum

The Grand Opening took place in January 2002 with Tennessee Williams’ modern classic Suddenly Last Summer.

In 2008, Triad Stage finished a second round of renovations to The Pyrle. A scene shop annex was added in the basement. The top floor underwent major construction to create the 90-seat UpStage Cabaret performance space, the Sloan Rehearsal Hall, and the studio and office facilities of WUNC Public Radio’s new Greensboro Bureau. In 2011, Triad Stage purchased a 30,000 square foot building near the Greensboro Coliseum Complex to serve as the theater’s new production facility, relocating its scene, costume and properties shops as well as its warehouse. In 2013, with significant support from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Triad Stage announced a major expansion of programming to be produced at the Hanesbrands Theatre in downtown Winston-Salem.

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DIRECTORS ($5,000-9,999) Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community • Banyan Consulting Group Bernard Robinson & Company, LLP • Cone Health • O.Henry Hotel • Triad Tech Services Well•Spring BENEFACTORS ($2,500-4,999) First Bank • Friends Homes • The Fresh Market

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ANGELS ($1,000-2,499) Action Greensboro • American Premium Beverage • BB&T The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro

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Justin Nichols | Development Manager justin@triadstage.org | 336.274.0067 ext. 201 Triad Stage is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the State.


Annual Campaign Contributors Please consider joining the following individuals, corporations, and foundations who have contributed generously to Triad Stage’s 2018 Annual Campaign. Annual Campaign Donors as of October 11, 2018

PRODUCERS CIRCLE ($10,000+) The Arts Council of WinstonSalem & Forsyth County ArtsGreensboro Lindsey & Frank Auman Suzanne & Bud Baker Bluezoom Vanessa & Roy Carroll The Carroll Companies The Cemala Foundation Clem & Hayes Clement Cynthia & William Graham The City of Greensboro Sally Pagliai & Kyle Jackson Kathy Manning & Randall Kaplan Lincoln Financial Foundation Mercedes-Benz of Winston-Salem North Carolina Arts Council Lynne & Glenn Ogden Piedmont Natural Gas Sylvia & Norman Samet The Shubert Foundation Linda & Tom Sloan Pam & David Sprinkle Ken Steele Elizabeth & Robert Strickland VF Corporation Susan & Eric Wiseman The Louis DeJoy & Aldona Wos Family Foundation Zuraw Financial Advisors CENTER STAGE ($5,000-$9,999) Anonymous Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Center Bernard Robinson & Company Brandon Bensley Jeb Brooks Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. Janis & Marc Bush

Rebecca & Rick Craig Cone Health Rob DaVanzo Ginger & Haynes Griffin Maureen & Bob Ihrie J.A. King Barbara Kretzer Donna & George Lawson Kathryn & Bobby Long The Michel Family Foundation Deborah Hayes & Gregg Nelson Betsy & Mitchell Oakley O.Henry Hotel The Roberts Family Foundation Cheryl Feltgen & Chris Sheehan Triad Tech Services Martha & Harrison Turner Well•Spring FRONT ROW ($2,500-$4,999) Kate R. Barrett Mary Katherine & Durant Bell Louise & Jim Brady Lisa & William Bullock Linda & Jim Carlisle Joann & Bill Cassell Anna Reilly & Matt Cullinan Candace & Roger Cummings Jean & Ralph Davison First Bank Friends Homes The Fresh Market Christine & Chris Hobson Laura & Alan Irvin Shelby & Ernest Lane Carol & Seymour Levin Julie Olin Kelly Sigle & George Marple Cathleen & Ray McKinney Erica & Bo Parker Margaret & Brad Penn 31

Debby L. Reynolds River Landing at Sandy Ridge Ron Johnson & Bill Roane Dabney & Walker Sanders William R. Soles, Jr. Willie Taylor Ruthie & Alan Tutterow Jane & Jonathan Ward Judy & Len White STAGE HAND ($1,000-$2,499) Anonymous Action Greensboro American Premium Beverage BB&T Ben Baker Betty & Dennis Barry Marianne & Jim Bennett Paula Stober & Bill Bucklen The Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro Pat & Pete Cross Carol & David DeVries Ruth Heyd & Stephanie Frazier Joe & Karen Grady Robert Hanson Beth & Edward Harrington Dina & Burney Jennings Linda Morris & George Johnson Emily & David Johnston Ashley & Frankie Jones Leslie & Robert Ketner Leigh Ann & Steve Klee Lex & Brent Kulman Preston Lane Vicky Larkin Gail & Gene LeBauer Barbara R. Morgenstern Jane & Ron Norwood Mindy & Chad Oakley Randi Palmer Cissy & Bill Parham Richard A. Parker

Nancy & Gordon Peterson Barbara & Dale Phipps Kim & Todd Rangel Claudia Babb Reich John Riley Adrian Smith Steve Stonecypher in loving memory of Matthew Sergio Ernestine & Stuart Taylor May Toms Lydia & Keith Vaughan Shirley & Jeffrey Vestal Courtney & Richard Whittington Judy & Bob Wicker Wallace & Greg Williams Woodruff Family Law Group GALLERY ($500-$999) Alicia & Bill Allred Shelby & Ernest Lane in honor of Sherry Barr Phil Barrineau Annette Benson Catherine & Peter Bergstrom Frances & Frank Bullock Kenneth L. Caneva

Leanne Willis & James Caress Locke T. Clifford Karen Dyer Kathy & Jim Gallucci Dionis & Gordon Griffin Rusty & Van Gunter Kay & Chip Hagan Cynthia Soemita & Tony Hooimeijer Hoke Huss Carroll Johnson Harriette & Bob Knox Greg & Barb Laskow Mimi Levin Leslie & J.J. Marus Dolly McGinn Jane & Dan Moore Rod & Linda Mortenson Eberhard Mueller-Heubach Nancy & Brian Napier Marlene Sanford & Janet Parris Jane & Lloyd Peterson Susan & Tarrell Preston Sandy & Tom Pugh Lynn Wooten & Paul Russ Heather & Mark Setzler Kim & Bassam Smir

Kathleen Smith Linda & Jim Starmer Michiko Stavert Maggie & Tom Styers Katherine & Mike Weaver Carmen & Bob Wood PATRON ($250-$499) Anonymous Lee & John Atkinson Alexa Aycock Donna Baldwin-Bradby Heather Benson Mary & Frank Biggerstaff Barbara & Tony Blake Louise & Jerry Boothby Bruce & Dora Brodie Jerry Cunningham & Terry Brown Hodges & Joe Carroll Harvey Colchamiro Benita & Ron Cole Karen & David Condon Janet & David Craft Janet Ward Black & Gerard Davidson Caroline & Brian DeWyer

AUDIENCES SING OUR PRAISES! “Triad Stage is a beacon of excellence that makes me love my community more, and gives me the desire to more fully invest in my life here. I am very grateful for this theatre and for those whose vision keeps it going.”


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Kathi & John Dubel Susan Heiss & Lawrence English Nancy & Richard Evans Bert & Debbie Fields Barbara Doughten & Wiley Fisher Patti & Douglass Gilbert The Green/McCauley Charitable Fund Sherry & Bob Harris Judith & Cyril Harvey Cindi & Dave Hewitt Donna & Robert Hoekstra Tomasita & Sam Jacubowitz Randall Thomas Johnson Justin Nichols & Ryan Kelly Ray & Doris Kiszely Diana Knox Susan & George Little Kathryn & Albert Lochra Sandra & Francis LoNano Nancy Y. Madden Johanna & George Martin David & Kathy Mazzola Bonnie & Dan McAlister Amanda McGehee Lou & Don McMillion Peg & Skip Moore B.J. Weatherby & Verne Nielsen Barbara & Jim North Judith Page John Poole Caroline Post Kathryn Ramsay Cary Root The Rose Family Kate Callahan & Jake Ruddiman Susan & Jerry Schwartz Phyllis Shavitz Susan & John Small Joan & Doug Stone Steve Sumerford Susan B. Wall Karen & John Whiteside Carol & Tom Wood

FRIEND ($100-$249) Anonymous (4) John & Virginia Achey Rose & Victor Ackermann Ann & Trip Adams Martha Albertson Carolyn Aldridge Gary & Linda Anderson Leanne Angell Margaret & Carl Aquilino Margaret & Howard Arbuckle Pat & Michael Artman Jamie & Carl Ashby Laverne M. Bass Jerry & Milton Bates Susan & Richard Beard Fred & Sally Beck Elizabeth Bennett Martha Bergman Martha Jane & Willis Bonkemeyer Karen Nielsen in memory of Arlene Breckler Chester Brown Jr. Mary Brugler Cheryl & Richard Bullard Elizabeth & George Burfeind Maureen Burns Betty Byron Nancy & Bill Carter Bob & Kathy Caso Kathy Cissna Amanda Clark AnnMarie & David Clark Louann A. Clarke Lori & Murray Clayton Faye & Michael Collins Diane Conrad Brian Cook Kate & Lee Cummings Jacobi Daley Deborah & Charles Delcambre Georgetta Denhardt Rudy Diamond Tonya & Glenn Dobrogosz Marie Dow Debra Dykes Lexi & John Eagles Mona & Emanuel Edwards Martha E. Eller Dennis & Inez Elliott Peggy & John Fersner 33

Becky Fligel Janet Allard & Josh Foldy Martha H. Fowler Alane & William Frakes Marcia Freed Deborah Friedman Wilma & Sheldon Glick Betty Godwin Linda & A.J. Grogan Linda & Mark Hale Brenda C. Hampton David Cohen & Judy Hampton Ron & Becky Hampton Anne & Bill Hardin Jerry & Melissa Harrelson Wanda Harris Angela Hays Pat & Dana Hester Rose & Wes Hood Mary Louise Smith & Cheryl Hopkins Donna Moran & Garnett Hughes Clint Jackson in honor of Tiffany Albright Jenna & Henry Johnson Sue & Jim Keith Virginia & David King Mark & Susan Lang Chia Ni & Eric Lee Carol & Harry Lejda Carolyn C. Lester Michele & Pat Levy Annabel Link Jack MacDowall Doranne & Robert Mattoon Reba & Bud Maxson Eleanor & Donald McCrickard Dana & Doug McLeroy Tracy Nash & George Michel Nancy & Gary Miller Ninevah & Dan Murray John & Jenny Naples Lee Ann & Drew Naylor Floyd and Joann Nesbitt Margaret & Vernon Newlin Wendy & Jay Nitsos Nan & Roger Poplin Janet & Dick Potter Eleanor Procton Ron & Jean Pudlo Wendell & Phoenix Putney

Fern Ragan Jennifer & Tommy Robards George & Bobbie Roberts Judy Hyman & Dr. Richard Rosen Ira Ross Debbie & Eugene Russell Kathryn Lochra & Rett Saslow Jim & Nancy Sands Beatrice Schall Mary Ellen Shiflett Joyce & Bob Shuman David Byrd & Jeff Stanley Marylou & Glenn Strohl Robert Struble Janice & John Sullivan Lee Templeton Jean L. Toms Louis Allen & Maggie Tripplette Melanie & Charles Tuttle Diane & Gary Upham Barbara Van Cleve Dean & Kate Wahlberg Bob Walker

Laura & John Warren Peggy & Leon Wessel Chris Williams Cindy & Ken Williams Dave Clark & Susan Wilson Mary & Terry Woodrow Melissa & Ray Workman Lynette Wrenn Kay & Charlie Zimmerman MATCHING GIFTS Amazon Smile American Express Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Lincoln Financial Foundation SunTrust Mid-Atlantic Foundation

LEGACY CIRCLE Tobee & Leonard Kaplan Bill Roane & Ron Johnson Claire King Sylvia & Norman Samet Linda & Tom Sloan Martha & Harrison Turner Ruthie & Alan Tutterow Legacy Circle Donors have made bequests on behalf of Triad Stage


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Officers Dabney Sanders, Chair Deborah Hayes, Chair Elect Leigh Ann Klee, Treasurer Kate Barrett, Secretary Mindy Oakley, Immediate Past Chair Linda Sloan, Founding Chair Frankie Jones, Jr., At-Large Erica Parker, At-Large Preston Lane, Founding Artistic Director Richard Whittington, Founding Managing Director

Artistic Preston Lane, Founding Artistic Director Sarah Hankins, Associate Artistic Director Lauren Smith, Learning Director Simone Becker, Education Apprentice Virginia Hirsch, Artistic Apprentice Administration Richard Whittington, Founding Managing Director Jason Bogden, General Manager Ramon Perez, Company Manager Bobby Pittman, Facilities/Rentals Coordinator Justin Nichols, Development Manager Tiffany Albright, Marketing Manager Stacy Calfo, Graphic Designer Mackie Raymond, Marketing/Development Apprentice Allie Stubbs, Administrative Apprentice

Members at Large Donna Baldwin-Bradby, Vanessa Carroll, Karen Dyer, Ruth Heyd, Chris Hobson, Tomasita Jacubowitz, George Johnson, Sujay Kumar, Leslie Marus, John Poole, Cissy Parham, Nancy Peterson, Todd Rangel, Sarah Saint, Adrian Smith, Steve Sumerford, Ernestine Taylor, Lydia Vaughan

Audience Services Daniel Benzing, Audience Services Manager Mary Reading, Lead Box Office Associate Josh Kellum, Box Office & Lobby Bar Associate Annalee Glatus, Martha Latta, Nikki Tomeo, Clarice Weiseman, Box Office Associates

Winston-Salem Advisory Council Lydia Vaughan, Chair Mary Walker Fry, Drew Hancock, Joia Johnson, Susan Little, Cathleen McKinney, Angie Murphrey, Tog Newman, Randi Palmer, Gordon Peterson, Nancy Peterson, Milton Rhodes, Keith Vaughan, Sue Wall

Production Katie O’Kelly, Production Manager Tannis Boyajian, Technical Director T.J. Scott, Master Carpenter Eric Hart, Props Master Jennifer Speciale Stanley, Costume Shop Manager Grace Schmitz, Assistant Costume Shop Manager Troy Morelli, Master Electrician Jessica Holcombe, Scenic Charge Kali Grau, Production/Stage Management Apprentice Sophia Gutkowski, Lighting/Sound Apprentice Eliza Knopps, Carpentry Apprentice Caitlin O’Brien, Costumes/Wardrobe Apprentice Victoria Ross, Props Apprentice

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FOR A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Ana Radulescu, Assistant Director Kali Grau, Gitana Havner, Assistant Stage Managers Maria Wurttele, Sound Supervisor Caitlin O’Brien, Wardrobe Supervisor Spencer Kodadek, Light Board Operator Sophia Gutkowski, Sound Board Operator Ali Fields, Wardrobe Crew Mary Crockett, Angelina Rodriguez, Scenic Artists 38


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