Shanghai Program

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a LAUNCH PAD preview production:

SHANGHAI --a new play by LINDA ALPER

Director / SARA RADEMACHER Costume Designer / ANN BRUICE Lighting Designer / VICKIE J. SCOTT Scenic Designer / GREG MITCHELL Title & Sign Designer / YEE EUN NAM Sound Designer / MELANIE CHEN COLE Dramaturg / JANINE LEANO Dramaturgy Mentor / LUAN SCHOOLER Assistant Director / YIZHOU (FRANCES) SUN Assistant Costume Designer / LAURA HALL & SOPHIA HURTADO Assistant Lighting Designer / KATIE WERT Assistant Scenic Designer / TRISH ARMSTRONG Assistant Dramaturg / CECILIA ZHANG Chinese Culture Consultant / MARTIN WONG Dialect Coach / NICOLE COWANS Intimacy Staging Consultant / HEATH PENNINGTON Stage Manager / TRINITY WICKLUND

LAUNCH PAD STAFF

Artistic Director / RISA BRAININ Artistic Associate / JAN RUSKIN Literary Associate / JANINE LEANO Arts Administrator / ANGEL VILLALOBOS


CAST OF CHARACTERS: EVA

LANA SPRING

HELENE BRODER

JULIE FISHELL

LEO BRODER

JASON GLICK

BEN / IZZY / ENSEMBLE

HARRY DAVIS

MEI

QIANHUI MA

MR. SONG / LIN / ENSEMBLE WANLI / DR. ZHAO / ENSEMBLE MAX / RABBI / JOINT COMMITTEE / DOCTOR / ENSEMBLE

LUCAS CHENG ETHAN KIM NAVNOOR SINGH KAHLON

The 2020-2021 season is made possible by the Arnhold Endowed Theater and Dance Production Fund & Jody and John Arnhold Endowed Director of Performance Fund This production uses the Artist Engagement Services of the University Resident Theatre Association


A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Welcome to LAUNCH PAD! We are excited to have you join us for fresh, provocative, entertaining new plays. Featured in American Theatre Magazine as a new model of play development in the US, LAUNCH PAD brings playwrights of national stature to UCSB to develop and produce their work side by side with students, faculty artists, and professional guest artists. The concept of the “Preview Production” is unique in the American theater. As a fully realized production without the pressures of the commercial world, the play stays in previews throughout the run of the show, allowing the writer to continue revising as the piece evolves through performance. LAUNCH PAD also shepherds new plays through our reading series programs: the Summer Reading Series, the BIPOC Reading Series Festival inaugurated in February 2021, and the Pop-Up Reading Series which happens throughout the year - you never know when! We started this program in 2005, and are proud to have supported so many great playwrights and plays on their journey from incubation to professional world premieres. Today, we present Shanghai, a beautiful, historical work by Linda Alper, directed by Sara Rademacher, and with designs by Ann Bruice, Melanie Chen Cole, Greg Mitchell, Yee Un Nam, and Vickie Scott. Alongside our talented students, we welcome guest artists Julie Fishell and Jason Glick. A special thanks to Dámaso Rodriguez, M. Graham Smith, and Luan Schooler from Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland for the early development of this play. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to build on your work! While the pivot to this virtual platform during the pandemic has been challenging for all, this team (and the dozens of artisans and staff behind the scenes) has created an exciting new language to bring Shanghai to YOU, our dedicated audience. We hope you will enjoy Shanghai as much as we enjoyed making it! Now you can say, “I saw it first at UCSB.” - Risa Brainin


A NOTE FROM THE PLAYWRIGHT LAUNCH: “To push or set in motion, by letting something roll through the water.” LAUNCH PAD’s mission is to help a play grow from adolescent staged-reading, to the maturity of a full production. And I am so grateful, despite the challenges of working virtually, that I have been able to “launch” Shanghai (a play with so many references to water!) in collaboration with a passionate director, insightful actors, designers, staff and crew. This piece of history – how people from two very different cultures, both under life threatening stress, came together not only to survive, but to push forward – has kept my artistic life in motion over this pandemic year. I believe in keeping these stories afloat – to remind each other how we can move ahead with courage and tolerance, or give in to the momentum of cruelty. And as a former writer of young adult fiction, I will also always want to explore how young people “launch,” find their values and place in the world, even when much of the grown up world is rolling the wrong way. I thank all my LAUNCH PADDERs who have helped my writing grow. I’m especially grateful to Risa Brainin for asking me to be part of this important program, for her generous support and terrific notes on the evolving script. And to the brave and super smart Sara Rademacher, I send a robust virtual hug and a full heart for her artistry, patience, friendship and grit. - Linda Alper


PRODUCTION BIOGRAPHIES LINDA ALPER (PLAYWRIGHT) has written and co-written plays produced by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, ACT in San Francisco, Denver Theatre Center, The Acting Company; Santa Cruz, Colorado and other Shakespeare festivals in the U.S. and U.K. Her international work includes devising a script with Pakistani writers, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, then toured in Pakistan and the U.S. An actress and Resident Artist at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Linda has played leading roles there in A Doll’s House Part 2, The Cherry Orchard, The Quality of Life and many others. She has also played leading roles at Portland Center Stage, Portland Shakespeare Project, Off Broadway, The Intiman, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse and other theatres, including 24 seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where she performed over 50 roles. Linda has been chosen for critics’ awards for performance, a Fulbright Specialist Grant, Fulbright Travel Grant, National Science Grant for visiting artist to Taiwan and an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she is a Fulbright Senior Scholar. “Shanghai” was commissioned by Artists Rep, where it is planned for future production. SARA RADEMACHER (DIRECTOR) is a co-intentional theatre director and mother, currently residing in Santa Barbara. She is the Producing Director of the new works reading and development projects OTV READS SB and THE HOME PROJECT, the Co-Founder and former Artistic Director of Elements Theatre Collective whose mission centered on accessibility, and the co-creator of The Outlet Project, a virtual arena of catharsis and connection for creatives in response to the social distancing of Covid-19. As a director, Sara has worked throughout the country and abroad; her work has spanned theatrical genres, from directing classic to contemporary theatre, musical theatre and opera, and experimental theatre and new plays. New work development and directing credits include: Promiscuous/ Cities by Lachlan Philpott (The Lark, NY) Three Sisters by Carolyn Dunn (Anishinaabe Theatre Exchange, MI), Suzy Storck by Magali Mougel (PEN World Voices Int’l Fest, NY), Ybor City, The Musical by Anita Gonzalez and Dan Furman (PUNTO Space, NY), The Long Walk by Fabrizio Sinisi (Segal Center, NY), A Notebook for Winter by Armondo Pirozzi Segal (Segal Center, NY), The Snow Maiden


of Appalachia by Andrew Austin (Tidewater Opera Initiative, VA), These Mistakes by Samantha Cooper (Schapiro Theatre, NY), Ngizobona by The Devising Collective (UKZN, Durban, South Africa), and Propaganda by DETEXT (Museum of Art and Design, NY). She has worked as a mentor and educator with DePaul University, University of Michigan, UC Irvine, Ensemble Theatre, 7Devils New Play Foundry, LaHabra High School, Mountain View Elementary and more. Sara holds an MFA in Theatre Directing from Columbia University and is a proud member of SDC. She is thrilled to be directing with LAUNCH PAD at her undergraduate alma mater. www.SaraRademacher.com RISA BRAININ (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF LAUNCH PAD) is a freelance director, professor and Founder/Artistic Director of LAUNCH PAD. Since 2005, Brainin has developed and directed 20+ new works by distinguished writers including recent plays by Jami Brandli, Mia Chung, Yussef El Guindi, Anne Garcia-Romero, Idris Goodwin, Enid Graham, Arlene Hutton, Jenny Mercein, Joyce Carol Oates, James Still and Cheryl L. West. She pioneered, along with Annie Torsiglieri, the groundbreaking Zoom Festival Alone, Together, a collection of 39 new short plays and monologues written by LAUNCH PAD alums and now published by Dramatic Publishing Company. Prior to UCSB, Brainin served as Artistic Director of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Associate Artistic Director for both Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Resident Director at the Guthrie Theater. Other directorial credits include plays at American Players Theatre, Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre, Commonweal Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, Elements Theatre Collective, Ensemble Theatre, Great Lakes Theatre Festival, History Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Illusion Theatre, Kansas City Actors’ Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Mixed Blood, New Harmony Project, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Portland Stage Company, Red Bull Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis, Skylight Theatre, Syracuse Stage and TheatreSquared. A graduate of the Carnegie-Mellon University Drama Program, Brainin is Past President of the National Theatre Conference and was recently inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Theatre. For more about our Artistic Director please visit her website http://www. risabrainin.com/. Pronouns: she/her/hers


ANN BRUICE (COSTUME DESIGNER) is a Continuing Lecturer at the UCSB Department of Theater/Dance. Ms. Bruice is a recipient of the 2012 Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award. UCSB design credits include: Fires in the Mirror, What Martha Did, Into the Beautiful North, The Watsons go to Birmingham-1963, Vanity Fair, Cabaret, Staging the Daffy Dame, A View from the Bridge, Caucasian Chalk Circle, Bernhard, Lydia, The Death of Kings (Santa Barbara Independent Theater Award), Venus, Importance of Being Earnest, Macbeth, Eurydice, Anowa, Tartuffe, Cloud Nine, Hamlet, She Stoops To Conquer (Santa Barbara Independent Theater Award), Iphigenia 2.0, Kingdom City, Seagull, Plumfield, Iraq, Woyzeck, Idiot’s Delight, and Pentecost. UCSB dance designs include: Christopher Pilafian’s Oracle, Circuits, Between Thoughts; Christina McCarthy’s Love, Petrushka, Occupation, Requiem for Bubbles; Nancy Colahan’s Deep Currents, No Freedom Like a Dance, Elastic Flip and the re-staging of Lar Lubovitch’s Marimba. Nationally and internationally Ann has designed 17 productions for South Coast Repertory, including: Philadelphia Story and You Can’t Take It With You (Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Award winners), Hay Fever, Blithe Spirit, and New England (Drama-Logue Awards for each). Ms. Bruice has also designed for the Mark Taper Forum, American Conservatory Theater, Pasadena Playhouse, Los Angeles Theater Center, Manitoba Theater Center, San Jose Repertory, New Mexico Repertory, Philadelphia Theatre Company, the Grove Shakespeare Festival, and PCPA. Ms. Bruice spent five seasons (110 episodes) designing the series Babylon 5, garnering an International Cult Television Award. Local design credits include: The Fantasticks, Take Me Out for Ensemble Theatre Company; All My Sons, Night of the Iguana, Driving Miss Daisy (Ovation Nomination) for the Rubicon Theatre; A Christmas Carol for the Granada; The Beard of Avon (Indy Award) for SBCC Theater Group and Dancing Here Now for Santa Barbara Dance Theatre. She holds an MA in Drama from UCSB and an MFA in Costume Design from Cal Arts. Ms. Bruice is a member of USA 829, and CDG 892. Ann is most inspired by her son, Michael. VICKIE J. SCOTT (LIGHTING DESIGNER) is a Lighting and Scenic Designer for Dance, Theater, and Themed Entertainment and is the Executive Producer for Dramatic Women, founded in 1993 to explore and promote the participation of women in all areas of theater and to produce original scripts for the theater by Santa Barbara, California based writers. She is also the Resident Lighting Designer and the Production Coordinator for the Ojai Playwright’s Conference


in beautiful Ojai, California. Vickie is the Chairperson of the Advisory Board for The California Arts Project (TCAP), is on the Board of Directors for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), the International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT), and United Scenic Artists Local 829 (USA). Vickie is a member of the Design Faculty in the Department of Theater and Dance at the University of California Santa Barbara, where she teaches lighting design for theater and dance, designs lights, scenery, costumes, and mentors students, and is the Founding Producer of the Initiative for New and Reimagined Work also at UCSB. GREG MITCHELL (SCENIC DESIGNER) teaches design at UCSB. His work in scenery, media, projection, and lighting design has been presented around the world. Recent projects include Someone Else’s House for The Geffen Playhouse’s Geffen Stayhouse Series, Lady Namaster and the Synaptic Room in Dublin, Everest and Aleko for Chicago Opera Theatre, The Golden Cockerel for New Opera New York City at the Sheen Center in Manhattan, a cross cultural opera collaboration called Arjuna’s Dilemma in Kathmandu Nepal, and Verdi’s Macbeth in Panama City Panama. At UCSB he has designed sets for Middletown, The Talented Ones, The Importance of Being Earnest, Venus, The Death of Kings, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The World of Extreme Happiness, Cabaret, and Into the Beautiful North. Greg has a MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a member of USA local 829. YEE EUN NAM (TITLE & SIGN DESIGNER) is an award winning set and video designer for opera, theater and any form for live performances based in LA. Recent theater design works include Legacy Land (Kansas City Rep), Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Aubergine, The Canadians (South Coast Rep), Black Super Hero Magic Mama (Geffen Playhouse), Sweat (Mark Taper Forum), Bordertown Now (Pasadena Playhouse), Mother of Henry, Members Only (Latino Theater Company), Citizen: An American Lyric (Kirk Douglas Theatre, Fountain Theater). Since 2020, she has been creating digital contents and video arts for San Francisco Symphony, Boston Lyric Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, LA Opera On Now, Goodman Theatre, The Movement Theatre Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. She is currently working as one of the production designer of CLOSE QUARTERS with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Yee Eun has


multiple nominations for LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award and is a winner of LADCC Theatrical Excellence for CGI/Video in 2020. She is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829. MFA in Theater Design at UCLA. BFA in Design and Metal Craft at SNU in Seoul, Korea. Portfolio: www.yeeeunnam.com MELANIE CHEN COLE (SOUND DESIGNER) is a San Diego-based freelance sound designer. Melanie has designed regionally for Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Indiana Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, PlayMakers Repertory Company, South Coast Rep, and Studio Theatre. Melanie holds an MFA in Sound Design for Theatre & Dance from UC San Diego. Website: www.melaniesound.com. Pronouns: she/her/hers JANINE LEANO (DRAMATURG) is a Literary Associate for LAUNCH PAD and an M.A. graduate student in UCSB’s Theatre Arts and Dance Department. She received her B.A. in Theater Arts from Loyola Marymount University in 2017. Notable theatre credits include Nine (2016), LMU’s New Works Festival (2017), and Immortal Longings (2020). Her praxis as artist/researcher engages with academic theorization, intersectional activism, and interdisciplinary creativity through theatre. Her heritage as a Pinay is the main foundation of much of her artistry and research. In her spare time, she likes to draw, read, play violin, and roller-skate (badly). Pronouns: she/her YIZHOU (FRANCES) SUN (ASSISTANT DIRECTOR) is a fourth-year Theater major in the Directing program. She directed Quietus and Zoom Baby in the Alone, Together festival. She directed selections from 365 Day/365 Plays by Suzan-Lori Parks. She was the assistant director of the 2020 Summer LAUNCH PAD Reading Series and 2021 Spring BIPOC Reading Series. Recently she directed You Can See All the Stars by E.M.Lewis. During this special time, Frances really appreciates that she has the opportunity to work with Linda, Sara and all the people she loves over zoom and knows we will get through with solidarity. LAURA HALL (ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER) is a fourth-year student in UCSB’s Department of Theater and Dance with a concentration in design. They try to cover all aspects of theatrical design, but have a fondness for creating things like models and costumes. Laura feels extremely lucky to have the chance to work on a UCSB production


before graduating, and is grateful for the opportunities and experiences they’ve had in the department during their stay with the design crew. SOPHIA HURTADO (ASSISTANT COSTUME DESIGNER) is a fourth-year Theater Design major with an emphasis in costumes. She has worked in the sewing shop for various UCSB productions. The last in-person production Sophia worked on was the 2020 production of Molière’s Tartuffe last winter, and she also assisted on UCSB’s zoom production of Fires In the Mirror. This will be Sophia’s last production as a student at the university as she will be graduating this year with a BA in Theatre Design. KATIE WERT (ASSISTANT LIGHTING DESIGNER) is a fourth-year Theater and Linguistics double major. Katie is a transfer student with Shanghai being her first production at UCSB, and her first online production altogether. The last production she worked on was the One Act Play Festival as the Assistant Stage Manager at the community college AVC. Pronouns: she/her/hers MARTIN WONG (CHINESE CULTURE CONSULTANT) is UCSB BFA Acting Alumni, and he is currently pursuing his MA in Drama & Performance Studies at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. He is a Shanghai native, and is thrilled to bring his expertise and experience into this fantastic play by Linda Alper. HEATH PENNINGTON (INTIMACY STAGING CONSULTANT) is a PhD student and Chancellor’s Fellow in the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance. In addition to intimacy consulting, Heath has worked as an actor for stage, film, and television; a script supervisor on feature films; in casting; in sound post-production; and as an English and Theater teacher in Hong Kong. Heath is honored to return to Shanghai after working on its LAUNCH PAD 2020 Summer Reading Series production last summer. Pronouns: they/them/their TRINITY WICKLUND (STAGE MANAGER) is a freshman majoring in Theater Design with a focus on Stage Management. This will be her third production as a Stage Manager at UCSB.  Recent Stage Management credits include BIPOC Reading Series Festival, Fires in the Mirror (UCSB), Chicago (LHS) and Damn Yankees (LCT).  She is excited to be working on this project with such an amazing cast, playwright, and director; and looks forward to learning more about theater arts


in her time at UCSB. She hopes the audience enjoys the show and cannot wait until everyone is back in person working on productions. Pronouns: she/her/hers

CAST BIOGRAPHIES JULIE FISHELL (HELENE BRODER) is an award-winning actor and teacher. Ms. Fishell graduated from The Juilliard Drama Division where she received the Michel and Suria St. Denis Prize for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. She has appeared Off-Broadway, Regionally and with National and International Tours. Stages include The Public Theatre (NYC), The Lark (NYC), Manhattan Class Company (NYC), Theatre for a New Audience (NYC), The Acting Company (NYC national tour), Chautauqua Theatre Company (NY) Hartford Stage (CT), The Kennedy Center (DC), and the Moscow Art Theatre (MXAT Russia). Ms. Fishell was a company and faculty member of PlayMakers Repertory Company housed at UNC Chapel Hill (NC) for over twenty years. She is a dedicated member of Actor’s Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild. Julie currently serves as a member of the BFA in Acting faculty at UCSB and teaches Acting and Directing. LAUNCH PAD productions include several readings and performances including Alone, Together and What Martha Did. Gratitude to Linda Alper, Sara Rademacher and Risa Brainin for the opportunity to collaborate on Shanghai. JASON GLICK (LEO BRODER) is thrilled to work with UCSB’s LAUNCH PAD and to work again with Linda on this latest iteration of her beautiful play, Shanghai. He has had the good fortune to play Leo in various stages of this script’s development, an experience he has been honored to be a part of. Pre-pandemic, Jason was co-Artistic Director of Chapel Theatre Collective in Milwaukie, OR, where he oversaw 2 seasons of contemporary works mostly as premiere productions. His last role before the shutdown was as Harold Stein in the premier production of Bonnie Ratner’s play, Blind. Other favorite roles include Jim in Trevor and Joaquin in Exiles at Artists Repertory Theatre and Adam in Next Fall at Triangle Productions. Film and Television credits include Willem in the film Undeserved, the television series Leverage, and regional commercials for Consumer Cellular, Kroger, and Point S Tires. Jason is originally from the Chicago area, but has called Portland home for the last 12 years. He currently lives in Tualatin, Oregon with his wife, 2 boys and a dog. Jason is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association.


LANA SPRING (EVA) is a transfer student with an A.A in Theatre Arts from Santa Rosa Junior College. She’s in her junior year with UCSB’s BFA Acting program. At UCSB, Lana played Mariane in Tartuffe, performed in Alone Together, LAUNCH PAD Summer Series, and Brian Otaño’s Under Normal Circumstances. She is thrilled to bring the story of Shanghai to life along with the brilliant cast and crew. Pronouns: she/her/hers HARRY DAVIS (BEN / IZZY / ENSEMBLE) is a senior in the BFA Acting Program. Previous credits at UCSB include Tartuffe, The Winter’s Tale, Immortal Longings, What Martha Did, The Laramie Project, and Fires in the Mirror. He also writes plays. He is grateful to be part of this production in his final quarter at UCSB. QIANHUI MA (MEI) is a fourth-year Theatre and Community student at UC Santa Barbara. She acted in Exotic Deadly: Or the MSG Play at the BIPOC Reading Series Festival this quarter. She is passionate about theater and dedicated to acting. She is honored to be cast in Shanghai. LUCAS CHENG (MR. SONG / LIN / ENSEMBLE) is a second-year student doubling in BFA Theater and BA Communication. Lucas has performed in Winter 2021’s Zoom production of Airness by Chelsea Marcantel and this will be his second main stage performance in the BFA. Lucas would like to thank the amazing directors and teachers that he has had on this journey and hopes you enjoy Shanghai. Pronouns: he/ him/his ETHAN KIM (WANLI / DR. ZHAO / ENSEMBLE) is a sophomore Acting and Communications double-major at UCSB. He’s more than grateful for his time with Dr. Zhao, Zhong, and Wanli of Shanghai. They have encouraged him to delve into his own Asian culture with an open mind and embracing arms. Recent credits include roles in Airness and 365 Days/365 Plays. A special thank you to Ethan’s parents and grandparents for being brave and paving the way. NAVNOOR SINGH KAHLON (MAX / RABBI / JOINT COMMITTEE / DOCTOR / ENSEMBLE) is a senior in the BFA - Acting program. This is his final role as a BFA student here at UCSB. With this play he got to learn about a part of history he never would have learned about otherwise. He is excited to graduate and go out in the world to tell new stories


Special Thanks to our LAUNCH PAD Donors: Richard Auhll Jan and Don O’Dowd Performance Fund Arnhold Endowed Theater and Dance Production Fund* John and Jill Bishop The Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts, a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation David Anderson Jeffrey and Alyssa Anderson Sylvia Arreola Jill and Arnie Bellowe Myrna H. Bernard (in honor of Mrs. Joan Marks birthday) Eve Bernstein Ms. Annelisa Blake-Wasden Constance S. Brainin Deborah Brevoort Cliff Chamberlain Yussef El Guindi Elizabeth Engelman Dr. Leonard M. and Jill H. Fromer Lisa Harris Janet Head and Dr. Amr El Abbadi Bonnie and Dick Jensen Robert “Gib” Johnson and Zoe Iverson Bob Johnson and Lisa Reich Scott Kassner and Linda Adler-Kassner Bill and Linda Kitchen Julie Ladner Barbara Lebow Margaret Leonard and Clare Sheils (in memory of Norman H. Brainin) Philip A. Levien and Darlene S. Craviotto-Levien Jason Loewith Brian and Karen MacDonald Dr. David Marshall and Dr. Candace Waid Myles Mattenson Maureen McFadden


Meredith McMinn Emily Newsome Lucinda and Thurman Newsome Diane O’Dowd (in memory of Jan O’Dowd) Rylee O’Dowd (in memory of Jan O’Dowd, “a true trailblazer and lover of the arts. With lots of love this Christmas xoxo Rylee, Connor and Scott”) Mrs. Paige Owens and Mr. James Owens (“From the Cherno and Owens families in memory of our friend Jan O’Dowd”) Kim and Dean Pananides Doug and Alissa Parrish Owen and Barbara Patotzka Aurora Perry (in honor of James Still) Charles and Joanna Reisner Susan Rose Jeffry Sherbakoff Manuel Sherbakoff Jessie Sherman Shad Springer Dale and Greg Stamos William and Cheri Steinkellner Anne Towbes Steve and Joan Young UCSB Summer Culture and Community Grant Dean’s Office, UCSB College of Letters and Science, Division of Humanities and Fine Arts


ON THE RETIREMENT OF ANN BRUICE

It is with immense gratitude for her many years of service that the Department of Theater and Dance bids farewell to our colleague Ann Bruice, devoted costume design professor and recipient of a UCSB Distinguished Teaching Award. As a colleague, beloved mentor of countless students, and designer with impeccable taste, Ann’s artistry, determination, and focus have been inspirational. Her ever-present commitment to excellence on the stage and in the classroom reveal the high level of work ethic and care to which we all aspire. Ann will have a lasting effect on the department and students as she leaves behind a legacy of talented designers working around the world, a robust costume design program that she built through her diligence and dedication, and stellar design work that lives on in every photograph of our theater and dance productions and which comprise the public face of our department. Ann, thank you for your remarkable contribution to the lives and work of your colleagues and students, for touching so many lives in many meaningful ways during your tenure with the department. We wish you every happiness as you embark on your richly deserved retirement and may this new chapter in your life be as inspirational and fulfilling to you as you have been to others. You will be greatly missed.


DEPARTMENT OF THEATER AND DANCE DONORS The Department of Theater and Dance at UC Santa Barbara is honored to recognize Jody and John Arnhold ‘75 whose lifetime giving makes a profound impact on our students, faculty, and community. We also recognize donors whose lifetime giving to the Department of Theater and Dance is $100,000 and above. We are deeply grateful for their longtime visionary support and for believing that theater, dance, and the arts are vital to our lives. Thank you for making an extraordinary difference in our program. Recognition is based on cumulative, lifetime giving to the department. Anonymous Jody and John Arnhold ‘75 Richard A. Auhll Jill and John C. Bishop, Jr. Michael K. Douglas ’68 Dorcas* and Dr. Theodore W.* Hatlen H’93 Lillian and Jon* Lovelace Jan* and Don O’Dowd

DONORS Marc Adelman and Bari Stauber Adelman Lane Albanese and Barbara Benigni - Albanese Susan Alexander ‘69 Christine Anderson David Anderson ‘65 Anonymous Cecilia Aragon Jody and John Arnhold ‘75 Josh Aronsohn ‘22 Craig and Kellie Atkinson

Karen Atkinson Richard Auhll David and Patricia Ball Caroyn and Paul Barber Paige Basconcillo Dinah and Jerry Baumgartner ‘69 Gary and Lisa Beeson Susan Benson Myrna Bernard Eve Bernstein John and Jill Bishop Jeffrey Bissell


Jerry and Laurel Blair ‘71 Annelisa Blake-Wasden Diane Boss Constance Brainin Risa Brainin and Michael Klaers Samuel Brown and Nina Rezai Rachel Buchan Chuck and Eleanora Burright Mary Burright* Eric Bushard Jeanette and Robert Cambron Lisa and Scott Capps Dan Castellaneta and Deborah Lacusta Margaret Cathell and Peter Stricker Clifford Chamberlain Kathy Chan Leland and Luiza Yuk Wah Chan Chris and Cynthia Chin Adam and Kristina Cipriano John Mike and Marcia Cohen Lisa and Walker Colston ‘84/’84 Alice Condodina and Robert Lickus Toni and Bruce Corwin H’97 Lilyan Cuttler and Bernad Seder Michele DeRosa ‘74 Victoria Dillingham Amr El Abbadi and Janet Head Dan and Rae Emmett Allison Diftler and William Goldenberg Brad Fiedel and Ann Dusenberry Carolyn and James Flanigan Mark and Susan Frink ‘84/’83 Leonard and Jill Fromer German Light Products Jonathan Goldblatt Lori Grapes Leslie Gray Alicia and Philip Hammarskjold Channing and Shari Hammond ‘92 Noah Harpster ‘98 Willy Holtzman

Thomas Hsia Sylvia Jackson Arreola ‘72 Bob Johnson and Lisa Reich Gib Johnson and Zoe Iverson Michael Katz ‘24 Lydia and Ryan Kim Laura and Benjamin King ‘94 Julie King Bill and Linda Kitchen Edward Klein Gretchen Koehler Zofia Lada Julie Ladner Beverlie and Ronald Latimer Barbara Lebow Isabella Leonard ‘24 Margaret Leonard and Clare Sheils Philip Levien ‘94 and Darlene Craviotto-Levien ‘09 Gigi Loh Carol and Sean Lynd Bernard Magier Dawn Malatesta David Marshall and Candace Waid Myles Mattenson Maureen McFadden Meredith McMinn ‘88 Peerada Meemalayath ‘17 Monique Moss Lucinda and Thurman Newsome Greg Oczkus Donald O’Dowd Rylee O’Dowd James and Paige Owens Malcolm Edward and Monica Palmer ‘93 Kim and Dean Pananides ‘75 Daniel Parker Alissa and Walter Parrish Pauline Paulin ‘80 Aileen Penn Aurora Perry Frederick Perry ‘80 Meryl Peters Philip Pierce


Christopher Pilafian Dean Pitchford Tyler Pon and Alice Youmans Carol Press and Nicholas Tingle ‘77/’80 Michelle Rainville Alanna and Peter Rathbone Albert Reid, Jr. Steven Richman Cheryl Riggins ‘82 Susan Rose Charles and Gayle Rosenberg Clay and Rachel Ross Janet and Wallace Ross Sister Judith Royer ‘83 Rona Sande Bernard and Lori Sandler Sally Sanestraro Anne Shanto ‘78 Jeffry Sherbakoff and Amelia Gomez Manuel Sherbakoff ‘16 Tristin Sherman Tonia Shimin and Steven Eakin Freida Smith Patrick Smith John Solis ‘23 Susan Speers ‘82 Shad Mathew Springer ‘05 Dale and Gregory Stamos ‘75/’68 John and Suzanne Steed Deborah Steffen ‘71 Bill and Cheri Steinkellner Anne and Dean Sterling Lael and William Stock Barbara Stupay ‘73 Antonina Swanberg Ashok and Kay Talwar Alison Tatlock and David Wiater Daniel and Julie Teichert Susan Thomason Valda Tormey Edna Torsiglieri David Tufts, Jr. Valle Verde Resident Association

Emily and Kenneth Ware Robert Wheaton Dana White Laura Wilson ‘71 Conrad and Teresa Wyszomirski Max Yeaman Seyburn Zorthian

If you are interested in making a gift to the Department of Theater and Dance please contact Leslie Gray Senior Director of Development LESLIE.GRAY@UCSB.EDU or visit us on the web at theaterdance.ucsb.edu Your support makes a difference!

This list notes gifts made between July 1, 2019 and April 30, 2021. We apologize for any errors or omissions. Please contact Leslie Gray, Senior Director of Development.

*In Memoriam


DEPARTMENT OF THEATER AND DANCE PRODUCTION Chair / IRWIN APPEL Vice Chair / Director of Dance / CHRISTINA MCCARTHY Director of Perfomance / ANNIE SHEFFIELD Director, BFA Actor Training Program / ANNIE TORSIGLIERI Production Manager / DANIEL J HERRERA Community Relations Specialist / UNA MLADENOVIĆ Techincal Director / JACKSON GOLDEN Theater Production Supervisor, Scenery+ Props / DEVIN GEE Theater Production Supervisor, Lighting + Audio / MARK WILLIAMS Costume Shop Manager / DENISE UMLAND Cutter/Draper / LILLIAN HANNAHS Senior Scene Technician / SANDARBH TRIPATHI Marketing Interns / ANABEL COSTA, ISABELLE GUILLORY Lead House Manager / KAYLY HOWELL Theatrical Production Technician / RYAN HOWARD

ADMINISTRATION Chief Administrative Officer / ERIC MILLS Financial Assistant / LISA STREBLER Undergraduate Advisor / SEAN O’SHEA Graduate Program Coordinator / MARY TENCH Academic Personnel Chair’s Assistant / DEBRA VANCE Principal Musician / PATRICK WELLS LINDLEY


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