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The University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Department of Theatre & Drama presents

A Play by Rick Elice

Based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson

 Music by Wayne Barker Director Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Sound Designer Fight Director Vocal Coach Singing Coach Movement Coach Music Directors Assistant Director Stage Manager

Gillian Eaton Vincent Mountain Christianne Myers Janak Jha Al Hurschman Robert Najarian Annette Masson Naz Edwards Tzevta Kassabova Brian E. Buckner, James Fischer, Riley Palmer Martin McGuire Jacqueline Saldana

There will be one intermission. Originally produced on Broadway by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes, and Disney Theatrical Productions. Peter and the Starcatcher is presented by special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International. www.MTIShows.com The performers in this production are students in the Department of Theatre & Drama. The designers for this production are faculty, students, and guests in the SMTD. Scenery, costumes, properties, sound, and lighting were realized by the students and staff of University Productions, the producing unit of the SMTD. Ticket sales assist in providing SMTD students with practical training experience before live audiences. Thank you for supporting our educational mission. Latecomers will be seated at a suitable break. As a courtesy to others, please turn off cellular phones and pagers and refrain from texting during the performance. Photography, audio recording, and videotaping of any kind are not permitted.


The Encounter Complicite/Simon McBurney Directed and performed by Simon McBurney Thursday, March 30 // 7:30 pm Friday, March 31 // 8 pm Saturday, April 1 // 8 pm Power Center

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In this solo performance, Simon McBurney journeys into the depths of the Amazon rainforest, using binaural technology (3D audio) to build an intimate and shifting world of sound. “This production from the genre-bending Complicite company is one of the most fully immersive theater pieces ever created.� (New York Times)

Credit: Simon McBurney by Gianmarco Bresadola

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Cast (in alphabetical order) Slank............................................................................................................. Jack Alberts Prentiss...................................................................................................Brendan Alpiner Molly..........................................................................................................Kourtney Bell Mrs. Bumbrake.....................................................................................Sam Bell-Gurwitz Fighting Prawn.............................................................................................. Erin Croom Hawking Clam........................................................................................Savanna Crosby Captain Scott.................................................................................................Sten Eikrem Black Stache...........................................................................................Jeffrey James Fox Teacher............................................................................................................. Sara Frost Boy.......................................................................................................... Brooks Inciardi Smee........................................................................................................... Sam Kassover Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez.................................................................Jonathan Keammerer Lord Aster................................................................................................ David Newman Ensemble...............................................................................................Chris Van Winkle Alf.......................................................................................................... Jackson Verolini Ted.........................................................................................................Aaron Weinstein Musicians................................................Brian E. Buckner, James Fischer, Riley Palmer

About the Authors Rick Elice (Playwright) B’way: Peter and the Starcatcher, Jersey Boys (with Marshall Brickman, Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe; directed by Des McAnuff: Tony Award, Best Musical); The Addams Family (with Marshall Brickman, Andrew Lippa; directed by Jerry Zaks). Regional: Turn of the Century (with Marshall Brickman; directed by Tommy Tune); Double Double (directed by Roger Rees); Dog and Pony (with Michael Patrick Walker); Studio 54 (with Stephen Trask, Peter Yanowitz; directed by Christopher Ashley). Wayne Barker (Music) 2011 Drama Desk Award for Peter and the Starcatcher. B’way: Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance (composer, co-lyricist with Barry Humphries). Regional: The Great Gatsby (Guthrie), Twelfth Night and The Three Musketeers (Seattle Rep). TV: A Little Curious. Other: Mark Bennett’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (orchestrations). Chicago City Limits, the Raymond Scott Orchestrette, orchestras worldwide. Upcoming: I Heart Bob. Dramatists Guild: Artistic Associate for new musicals at NYTW.


From the Playwright This new play about our hero of old, this boy Peter, resonates with us all, and with the glorious actors and clever designers who gave it life, first of all, in La Jolla, California, then at New York Theatre Workshop, and now on Broadway. I see the characters emerging out of our island, our Neverland. Wendy has not yet appeared. Instead, we have Molly, our hero, in a time before girls were encouraged to be heroes; a generation before Wendy, name or girl, is born. We have no Captain Hook either, or rather, we have no Hook yet. Instead, we have the pirate who shall become Hook, but not until we’re through with him. He, whom the pitiful pirate kingdom calls Black Stache. We have our orphans, perpetually lost, though not quite yet Lost Boys. We have natives and mermaids and a perilously hungry crocodile. Even Tinker Bell reaches our island before we leave it, because she could not stay away. And we have a feral creature, bent low from incessant beating, afraid of his own shadow—the nameless boy at the center of our story. How ironic that he learns what it is to be a man over the course of our play, when he’s destined to stay a boy forever...When I was a boy, I wished I could fly, and the notion of being a boy forever was pure delight. No work, no chores, no responsibility, no home, no sorrow. Now that I’m in the middle of my life, I understand what I’d have missed had I never grown up, or fallen in love, or stood my ground, or lost a battle—or written a play...James Barrie found his character by embracing the notion of never growing up. I found mine by realizing I had. – Rick Elice, 2012 When I came on board as playwright, [directors] Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and Disney’s brilliant dramaturg, Ken Cerniglia, had already hit on a great organizing principle. Act One would take place on board two ships at sea—all cramped quarters, tiny cabins, claustrophobic, dark, wet, sinister. Act Two would take place on a tropical island, with bright sky and big, open spaces. In order to create a simple, stark environment in which to tell a young person’s story in an adult, muscular and surprising way, the directors embraced the style of Story Theater, or Poor Theater—a favorite technique of Alex’s and the trademark of Roger’s great Royal Shakespeare Company triumph, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby. The dozen actors would play everyone and everything— sailors, pirates, orphans, natives, fish, mermaids, birds ... even doors, passageways, masts, storms, jungles. They would also narrate action and memory, giving each of them a privileged relationship with the audience. This would encourage the audience to be more than spectators; it would invite them to play along, to participate, to imagine ... I aimed to write a play seasoned with the contemporary, irreverent tone of Dave and Ridley’s Peter and the Starcatchers and the stylistic flourishes employed by J. M. Barrie a hundred years earlier for the original Peter Pan—high comedy and low, alliteration, puns, broad physical gags, songs, meta-theatrical anachronisms, sentiment delivered so deftly that the end of the play breaks your heart. My challenge would be to write this new play in such a way that it merged the two disparate styles ... The marriage of classic and modern in the writing brings the Story Theater aspect of the play into sharper focus. And the Story Theater style gave me the freedom to create a vast landscape of far-flung places, physical and emotional. And the wings to take you there. – Rick Elice, 2014


About the Cast Jack Alberts (Slank) sophomore, BFA Theatre Perf., Highland Park, IL Brendan Alpiner (Prentiss) senior, BFA Theatre Perf., Franklin, MI Kourtney Bell (Molly) junior, BFA Theatre Perf., West Bloomfield, MI Sam Bell-Gurwitz (Mrs. Bumbrake) junior, BFA Theatre Perf., West Newton, MA Brian E. Buckner (Music Director/Musician) guest artist, Ann Arbor, MI Erin Croom (Fighting Prawn) junior, BFA Theatre Perf., Atlanta, GA Savanna Crosby (Hawking Clam) junior, BFA Theatre Perf., Hingham, MA Sten Eikrem (Captain Scott) senior, BFA Theatre Perf., Portland, OR James Fischer (Music Director/Musician) junior, BM Composition, Ann Arbor, MI Jeffrey James Fox (Black Stache) junior, BFA Theatre Perf., West Bloomfield, MI Sara Frost (Teacher) senior, BFA Theatre Perf., New York, NY Brooks Inciardi (Boy) junior, BFA Theatre Perf., Philadelphia, PA Sam Kassover (Smee) senior, BFA Theatre Perf., Newport Beach, CA Jonathan Keammerer (Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez) junior, BFA Theatre Perf., Bryn Mawr, PA David Newman (Lord Aster) junior, BFA Theatre Perf., Ann Arbor, MI Riley Palmer (Music Director/Musician) senior, BM Percussion Perf., Sioux Falls, SD Chris Van Winkle (Ensemble) junior, BFA Theatre Perf., Richmond, VA Jackson Verolini (Alf) sophomore, BFA Theatre Perf., San Rafael, CA Aaron Weinstein (Ted) sophomore, BFA Theatre Perf., Highland Park, IL

About the Creative Team Gillian Eaton (Director) is an Asst. Professor in the Dept. of Theatre & Drama. She is an award-winning director and actress whose previous theatre work includes London’s West End, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Mark Taper Forum and Ahmanson Theatres in Los Angeles as well as many regional theatres. She has appeared in numerous stage plays, TV shows and films in the US and the UK. She has written for the cinema and the stage. She is the recipient of The Detroit Free Press award for Distinguished Contribution to Theatre and ARTSERVE Michigan’s prestigious E. Ray Scott Michigan Artist Prize. Naz Edwards (Singing Coach) Naz is a Broadway actor/singer who has graced stages across the US and Canada, from Broadway, Off Broadway, and Regional Theatres: Zorba, Anna Karenina, the Musical, Ken Hill’s Phantom of the Opera, Dennis DeYoung’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Baker’s Wife, Once Upon a Mattress, A Little Night Music, Funny Girl, Noises Off, Other Desert Cities, My Name Is Asher Lev. She has a private voice and acting studio, and works with students of all ages. Naz has been part of The Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Academy as a coach, mentor and clinician. Al Hurschman (Sound Designer) is the owner and chief engineer of The Alliance Recording Company. He is a member of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees


About the Creative Team Locals 395 Ann Arbor & 38 Detroit. U-M: The Drowsy Chaperone, Guys and Dolls,The Music Man, Caroline, or Change.  MUSKET:  The Full Monty, Parade, Aida, Hairspray, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Man of La Mancha.  Regional Theatre:  The Pajama Game, My Fair Lady, Little Mary Sunshine, Oklahoma, The Music Man. Awards: 42 Gold Albums, 18 Platinum Albums, 3 Grammy Projects, 5 Regional Emmys. Janak Jha  (Lighting Designer) is a senior BFA design and production candidate with a concentration in lighting design. U-M: Clybourne Park, Henry IV Part I (ALD), Green Day’s American Idiot, The Tempest, (ALD); Fuente Ovejuna (ALD); Agamemnon. MUSKET: Avenue Q, Big Fish (SD), Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd. Regional: Helldrivers the Musical (ALD); Williamstown Theatre Festival: Baja Selkie (LD), Romance Novels for Dummies (ALD), No More Shall We Part (AME); Spoleto Festival USA: El Nino, Paradise Interrupted, The Little Match Girl (Lighting Staff); Steppenwolf Theatre: This is Our Youth, The Qualms (Lighting Intern). Tzveta Kassabova (Choreographer) is a Bulgarian-born choreographer, costume designer and installation artist, named one of the ‘25 to watch’ in 2012 by Dance Magazine. At different times she has been a gymnast, physicist, and meteorologist. As a dancer, Tzveta has been part of Ed Tyler, Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig and David Dorfman Dance companies. Her work as a choreographer has been presented both in the U.S. and Europe. She is recipient of Maryland State Arts Council Award,  Prince George’s Arts Council grant and multiple Metro DC Dance Awards. Tzveta believes that dance is a visual art form. She has always been fascinated by the concept of space, and is constantly trying to address it, both in her choreography and design. Annette Masson (Vocal Coach) has taught and coached actors and public speakers both nationally and abroad. She has worked on theatre productions at Harvard’s American Repertory Theater, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Huntington Theatre, Western Australia Academy, Drama Studio London, and The Purple Rose Theatre.  Her “public speaking techniques” have been used by political candidates, film, radio, and television personalities, as well as CEOs for GM, Lilly, and Pfizer. Vincent Mountain (Scenic Designer) is a Professor of Theatre & Drama. U-M: The Arabian Nights, The Comedy of Errors, The Skin of Our Teeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Beaux Stratagem, Brigadoon, Gibson Fleck, Macbeth, Pride and Prejudice, J.B., Playing for Time, The Coronation of Poppea. Regional Theatre: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Macbeth, Orpheus Descending, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Devil’s Disciple, Alley Theatre; Playland, Intiman Theatre; Roosters, Seattle Group; La Traviata, Opera Theatre of St. Louis; Little Women, Central City Opera, Opera Omaha, Chautauqua Opera. Other: MFA in Design, UCSD. Christianne Myers (Costume Designer) is an Assoc. Professor in the Dept. of Theatre & Drama. U-M: Clybourne Park, Henry IV, Part I, Caroline, or Change, Good Kids,


About the Creative Team Moving Pictures, A Little Night Music, Almost, Maine, The Rake’s Progress, and Suddenly Last Summer among others. New York: Running Man, Oedipus, American Dreams: Lost & Found; Theatreworks/ USA; The Public Theatre & Ma-Yi Ens.; Irondale Ens.; Lincoln Center Institute; The Juilliard School. Regional Theatre: Detroit Public Theatre, Purple Rose Theatre; Indiana Rep; Vermont Stage Co.; Clarence Brown Theatre; Syracuse Stage; Pine Mountain Music Festival; Florentine Opera; Opera Memphis. Other: BFA, Pace Univ.; MFA, New York Univ. Robert Najarian (Fight Director) U-M: Henry IV, Part 1, Dead Man Walking, Good Kids, Romeo et Juliette, The Magic Flute, Marisol, Fuente Ovejuna. Opera: Boston Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, Boston Univ. Opera Institute. Regional: American Repertory Theatre, Boston Ballet, SITI Co., Commonwealth Shakespeare Co., Purple Rose Theatre Co., New Repertory Theatre, Speakeasy Stage, Company One. Teaching: Boston Univ., North Carolina School of the Arts, Harvard Univ., College of the Holy Cross, Emerson College. Other: BA Bowdoin College; MFA The Shakespeare Theater’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington Univ. Jacqueline Saldana (Stage Manager) is a senior BTA candidate with concentrations in stage management and performing arts management. U-M: Ah, Wilderness! (AME), Clybourne Park (1st ASM), Henry IV, Part I (1st ASM), Dead Man Walking (ASM). MUSKET: Big Fish (1st ASM). Basement Arts: Fair (SM), Captive Barbies (ASM). Workshop: Love Songs Play Around Shakespeare (SM). 

Acknowledgments Special thanks to Tiffany Ng, Assistant Professor of Carillon and University Carillonist, for playing the Starcatcher theme on both of the U-M Carillons. Additional thanks to the Eastern Michigan University Costume Department. Cover illustration by Greg Newbold. Originally created for the Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2014. www.gregnewbold.com This production is entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF). The aim of this national theater education program is to identify and promote quality in college-level theater productions. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance extends its thanks to the following sponsor for supporting the 2016-2017 Mainstage Series:

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AARON P. DWORKIN, DEAN Paul Boylan Collegiate Professor of Music John Ellis, Assoc. Professor of Music Assoc. Dean for Productions, Programs & Partnerships DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DRAMA Chair................................................................Priscilla Lindsay Department Administrator................................ Jennifer Knapp Administrative Asst....................................Lindsay Frischmuth Student Services................................................. Patricia Kalosa Performance/Directing................Daniel Cantor, Gillian Eaton, Tzveta Kassabova, Annette Masson, Janet Maylie, Robert Najarian, John Neville-Andrews, Malcolm Tulip Design/Production................ Toni Y. Auletti, Mark Allen Berg, Laura Brinker, Gary Decker, Patrick Drone, Douglas Edwards, Jessica Hahn, Richard W. Lindsay, Jr., Vincent Mountain, Rob Murphy, Christianne Myers, Henry Reynolds, Nancy Uffner Theatre Studies/Playwriting................Enoch Brater, José Casas, Anita Gonzalez, Ashley Lucas, Mbala Nkanga, E.J. Westlake, Leigh Woods Arts Mgmt......... Jeffrey Kuras, Greg Poggi, Kerianne M. Tupac Interarts.............................................................. Holly Hughes Professors Emeriti....................... Alan Billings, Peter W. Ferran, Erik Fredricksen, Philip Kerr, OyamO, Jerry Schwiebert, Zelma Weisfeld UNIVERSITY PRODUCTIONS ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Director.................................................................Jeffrey Kuras Financial Specialist Senior............................... Fatima Abdullah Administrative Asst. Senior/Usher Coor... Evelyn Craft-Robinson Marketing & Communications Dir............. Kerianne M. Tupac Graphic Design................................................Mktfolly Design Photographer..................................... Peter Smith Photography Information Systems Manager.......................... Henry Reynolds Facilities Manager.................................................Shannon Rice House Mgr. of Performance Halls....................Dianne Widzinski PC House Manager................................................................... Senior Backstage Operations Mgr...........................Barry LaRue Backstage Operations Mgrs..........Mark Gordon, David Pickell, Dane Racicot, Donald C. Watkins Admin. Office Asst................................... Violet Andrews-Kelly PRODUCTION STAFF Production Manager......................................Amanda Mengden Production Stage Manager................................... Nancy Uffner Production Office Assts....................................Amber Besonen, Aishawarya Singh, Rachel Waddell Technical Dir. (Power).................................... Douglas Edwards Technical Dir. (Walgreen).......................Richard W. Lindsay, Jr. Master Carpenter................................................... Paul Hunter Carpenter........................................................... Austin Wagner

Charge Scenic Artist (Power)...............................Toni Y. Auletti Charge Scenic Artist (Walgreen)........................Beth Sandmaier Theatrical Properties Manager......................... Patrick A. Drone Assoc. Theatrical Properties Manager..................... Sarah Tanner Properties Artisan.................................................Dan Erickson Theatrical Lighting Director.............................Mark Allen Berg Sound Engineers........................Roger Arnett, Henry Reynolds Costume Shop Manager.......................................Laura Brinker Asst. Costume Shop Manager..........................Leslie Ann Smith Cutter/Drapers.... Sarah Lankenau, Lea M. Morello, T J Williamson Crafts Artisan............................................Elizabeth Gunderson Costume Stock Administrator............................... Renae Skoog PRODUCTION CREW First Asst. Stage Managers.........Sophia Brichta, Sophie Raymer Asst. Stage Manager...............Clarisza Runtung, Emma Somers Asst. Lighting Designer....................................Jennifer Barretto Asst. Costume Designer....................................... Sarah Norton Asst. Fight Choreographer/Fight Captain...... Chris Van Winkle Pianist.............................................................Brian E. Buckner Head Electrician..................................................... Berrit Keller Scenery.................................................................... Kyle Weber Professional Painter............................................Kate Van Horn Paint........................Maya Alwan, Sabine Dritz, Alaina Galasso, Leah Mattfield, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Caroline Uy, students of Theatre 250 & 252 Properties........................Sarah McNamara, Brittany Schloskey, Jessica Schloskey, Anton Volovsek, Alexandra Wisbiski, students of Theatre 250 & 252 Professional Stitchers........................Patty Branam, Rene Plante Costumes.... Mackenzi Anthony, Camille Charara, Darbee Pass, Sophie Raymer, Jennifer Richter, Grace Santamaria, Michaela Tanksley, Michayla VanTreeck, Abigail Zielke, students of Theatre 250 & 252 Sound............................................................ Alexandria Butler Theatrical Lighting.....................Martijn Appelo, Jessica Balaka, Jennifer Barretto, Nathanial Cornell, Janak Jha, Berrit Keller, Abbey Kojima, Simon Longnight, Quinn Murphy, Jacqueline Saldana, Nicholas Shafer, Christopher Simko, Caroline Uy, Zachary Wall, students of Theatre 250 & 252 RUNNING CREW Scenery............................................ Katie Arnett, Vedant Dalmia Props........................................ Jocelyn Aptowitz, Cameron King, Amy Wensley, Sophia White Light Board Operator..........................................Alaina Galasso Electrics............. Sophia Allen, Kiara Williams, Lindsey Zinbarg Sound....................................................................Tessa Hoerst Wardrobe/Wigs.......................Camille Charara‡, Danielle Evasic, Danielle Dedee Fattore, Selena Moeljadi ‡ Crew Head


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Jean-Luc DeLadurantaye ’16 Costume Design Apprentice, The Juilliard School, NYC Bernardo De Paula ’98 TV: Project MC2, NCIS, Miracle Man, Major Crimes Emma Berdie Donson’12 TV: Momsters: When Moms Go Bad; Film: The Last Room (2016) Webseries: Dating and Auditioning Shannon Eagen ’13 Broadway: Airline Highway, Samuel Friedman Theatre Becca Rothman Eldredge ’11 Assistant Producer, Venice Institute for the Performing Arts, Fl. Michelle Elias ’11 Resident Stage Manager, Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix, AZ. Maggie Ferguson -Wagstaffe ’09: Two Gentlemen of Verona, Harlequin Theatre, Olympia WA Cassandra Flowers ’09 Concert and Event Manager, The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, MN Aislinn Frantz ’12 Literary Assistant, Brett Adams, LTD Brad Frazier ’04 TV: Luke Cage, Billions (2016), Showtime; Winter’s Tale, New York Classical Theatre Jeffery Freelon ’14 TV: Chicago PD, NBC Bridget Coyne Gabbe ’10 TV: The Last Night, I Loved You But I Lied, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Sas Goldberg ’07 TV: Odd Mom Out, The Battery’s Down; Actor, Writer, Producer: Us and Him, NBC; Significant Other, Roundabout Theatre Arielle Goldman ’11 Series Regular, The Knick, Stephen Soderburgh, director. Theatre: Winners, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC Melissa Golliday ’14 Fall ’16: MFA Drama Candidate in Group #49, Juilliard School De’Lon Grant ’05 The Scottsboro Boys, SpeakEasy Stage, Boston, MA Adam Greenfield ’97 Associate Artistic Director, Playwrights Horizons, New York. Amanda Heuermann ’04 Stage Manager for Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Mitch Hodges ’10 Stage Manager, Phantom of the Opera Tour, North America Tour Beth Hoyt ’05 Film/TV: Maybe There’s a Tree, Real Good People, Long Nights and Short Mornings, The Half of It, Inside Amy Schumer (3 episodes) Chris Jamros ’99 Creative Director / Graphic Artist, KSDK TV, Newschannel 5, NYC Marc Kamler ’01 Partner /Vice President, Alternative and International Television, APA Talent and Literary Agency, Los Angeles.


Heidi Katherine ‘00 Vice President of Creative Design, Moss Inc, Chicago, IL Charlie Klecha ‘08 Senior Designer, dPOP Design, Detroit MI Benjamin Endsley Klein ’02 Broadway: Director: Ann, Vivian Beaumont Theatre; Associate Director: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Nipper Knapp ’92 TV/Film: One & Done (2014), numerous national commercials Pomme Koch ’11 The Invisible Hand Marin Theatre Company Sarah Korn ‘14 Cake Artist, New York Katie Lantz ’14 Associate producer, relevant theatricals, Los Angeles Laura Lapidus ’10 Masha, The Seagull, Artistic Home, Chicago; Bad Jews, Studio Theatre, Washington, D.C Josh Lefkowitz ’03 Award winning poet; published full length poetry manuscript: Women of New York! Matt Letscher ’92 Film: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi; TV: The Flash Angela Lewis ’00 FX Pilot produced by John Singleton, Code Black, The Last Ship, Top Five. Andrew Lott ‘13 Asst. Lighting Dir. at The Lighting Design Group ; CNN New York Studios Shayna Markowitz ’07 Independent Casting Director, NYC Shawn McCulloch ‘11 Asst. Costume Designer/ Shopper for Elementary on CBS, NYC Miriam Michaels ‘15 Assistant Stage Manager, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Cedar City, UT Teddi Milan ’10 The Wolves, The Duke; NYC Dominique Morisseau ‘00 (Playwright) winner of Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Chelsea Most ‘14 Communications Specialist, Videri: the active image company, NYC Matt Oberg ’99 Film: The Enforcers, Brave New Jersey,; TV: Veep, The Real O’Neals, The Comedians Ryan Palmer ’97 Asst. art director, for TV and Film: The Normal Heart, The Americans, The Nest Sarah Petty ‘11 Production Manager, ROOF on theWit (theWit Hotel in Chicago) Jackson Pierce ’15 Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C. Chad Pisetsky Talent agent, DGRW, NYC Gina Rattan ’08 Broadway: Resident Director, Matilda the Musical, Soul Doctor, Associate Director, Dramaturg; Cinderella the Musical Christina Reynolds ’03 Television Producer, Shark Tank

Joey Richter ’11 Film: Non Transferrable, Edgar Allan Poe’s Murder Mystery Dinner Party Teagan Rose ’15 TV: Scandal, Happy: Webseries Producer and Actor; The Middle, Future You; Theatre: Dry Land, Echo Theatre Company Jon Rosen ‘03 LA Kings Insider and FOX Sports West Rinkside Reporter Michael Rubenstone ’00 TV/Film: Lazy Eye, Grandfathered, The Goldbergs Dylan Saunders ’09 Theatre: King Charles III, Arizona Theatre Company; Singer/Songwriter: Confluence Yuri Sardarov ’10 Film: Argo; TV: Boyband, Chicago PD; Chicago Fire (series regular, 92 episodes) Eric Schinzer ’07 ’TV: Stupid Bitch Syndrome; Chicago Improv: The Showcase (NBC) Eli Schlatter ‘13 Freelance Scenic Designer/ Technician, Minneapolis MN Maureen Sebastian ’05 TV: American Gothic, series regular; NCIS, Chicago P.D., Minority Report. Katie Shattock ’08 Cutter draper, The Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Miriam Shor ’93 TV: Younger (series regular, 47 episodes) Mandy Siegfried ’94 Film: Yeh Din Ka Kissa, TV:Elementary, The Good Wife, The Following Stephen Siercks ‘07 Senior Director, Entertainment Production @ Universal Studios Hollywood Kacie Smith ’11 Director: The Boxer, Athenaeum Theatre; DirectorsLabChicago participant Stephen Sposito ‘07: Broadway: Associate Director, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Director, National Tour, Shrek the Musical Emily Stromberg’12 Entertainment Production Coordinator, Universal Studios, Hollywood Graham Techler ’16 Mad Love, New Jersey Repertory Theatre Kathryn Renée Thomas ’04 TV: Actor, Writer, Teachers (2016) Jacqueline Toboni ’14: TV: Grimm, (series regular, 28 episodes), Easy, Major Crimes Film: Liked, The Last Room (2016) Sam Vettrus ’14 Flyman/rigger, Mamma Mia National Tour Elizabeth Williams ‘14 Designer, Illuminart, Metro Detroit, MI James Wolk ’07 Film: Mercy; TV: Zoo, Mad Men, The Crazy Ones, (all series regular)


The University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance gratefully acknowledges the following individuals for their support of productions at the School. Gifts to U-M SMTD productions help support all aspects of productions - sets, costumes, lighting, sound, guest artists, and more - for all the School of Music, Theatre & Dance’s mainstage shows. These funds assist in providing SMTD students with practical training experience and the opportunity to network with guest professionals. Thank you. U-M SMTD Production Support Gifts from July 1, 2015 - November 23, 2016 Gifts of $5,000 and Above Conlin Travel Gifts of $1,000 -$4,999 Marlys Hamill Pran & Debbie Jha Gifts of $500 - $999 Henry & Harlene Appelman Frank Legacki & Alicia Torres   Gifts of $250-$499 Alan Burg & Kenneth Hillenburg Gordon & Elaine Didier David Lampe & Susan Rosegrant   Gifts of $100-$249 Norman Berlinger Clayton Carson Felix & Ann Chow James & Constance Cook Peter Ehrlich & Deborah Mackie Mary Anne & Michael Fischer Wayne & Georgia Lindstrom Beverly Manko Herman & Bernice Merte Karen & Gary Scanlon Theodore St. Antoine Charles Sutherland Mary Pat Suttinger Alexander & Sarah Wiener Shelly Williams   Gifts under $100 Jordan Andre Diana Bachman

Lucinda & William Baker Walter Barajas Elizabeth Bole Paul & Susanne Cartman Karen Click Mary Cotter Norman & Anne Cox Kathleen & William Culbertson James Delhey Edward Domino & Kathleen Baines Stephen & Ann Donawick Orlando Doyle Addie Drach David & Hedeel Evans Elnora & James Finkelstein David & Gwynne Fisher Ann & William Furtwangler Richard Garner Jessy Grizzle & Laurie McCauley Lorraine Gutierrez & Robert Peyser John Guy James & Carol Harris Jill & Duncan Kemp Janine Kerr Diane Kirkpatrick Peter & Susan Klaas Ralph & Yarmilla Kleinedler Alex Klenk Ann Marie Kleza Susan Lamoreaux Mark Larson George & Linda Levy Cathy & Rene Lichtman Monica Liebert Stephen & Diane Luongo Carol & Robert Luzynski

Kathryn Manthei Gwen & Bruce Markham Benjamin Marshall Maureen Martin & Michael Penskar David & Gabriela McCubbrey Maureen McDaniel Gail & Jay Mirrow Rita Morris Nazarina Mwakasege-Minaya Terrence Napier & Suzanne AuBuchon Stephanie Newell Maria & Stephen O’Donnell Carolyn & Ulrich Raschke Dennis & Patricia Ritchie Carol Rundle Veronica Russell Lee Rutledge Bethany Schmitt Charles Schwartz & Marian Dietrich Robert & Karen Schwarz Ronnie Shapiro Patrick & Susan Shields Kurt & Laura Simko John & Delores Slawson Jonathan Sugar & Nan Barbas Bonnie Thompson Roger & Barbara Timm Thomas & Lisa Veasey Sherry Warden Arthur & Renata Wasserman Alia Wesala & Jimmy Wobith Patricia & John Wilson Lisa Wolf & Aron Kaufman

We apologize for any omissions or errors made in this donor listing. Please direct questions or comments to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Office of Development & External Relations at 734-764-5613.


Friends of Theatre & Drama supports the SMTD Department of Theatre & Drama by providing vital discretionary support for scholarship funding to attract the most talented prospective students to the University of Michigan. Additionally, Friends’ support brings visiting artists, guest directors, agents, and other industry insiders to Ann Arbor to work with students and creates performance opportunities our students need to succeed in the competitive world of theatre, film, and television. U-M Friends of Theatre & Drama Annual Gifts from July 1, 2015 - November 23, 2016 Gifts of $25,000 & Above Piacentile Family Foundation Swordspoint Foundation, Inc.   Gifts of $10,000-$24,999 Richard Rosen Douglas & Karin Waggoner   Gifts of $5,000-$9,999 Joseph Appelt Robert & Maria Chapel Darlene Kaplan & Stephen Zuckerman Donald & Judith Rumelhart Helene Siegel-Fotos Howard Travis   Gifts of $1,000-$4,999 Mona & Richard Alonzo Linda Bennett & Robert Bagramian Leslie & Robert Bond Paul Boylan Kathleen & William Conlin Anne & James Duderstadt Richard Ferguson-Wagstaffe & Priscilla Lindsay Spencer Ford & Susan Goldsmith Randall & Ellen Frank Pamela & Nicholas Guest Charles A Kelly Janet Maylie Fredricksen & Erik Fredricksen Nancy & Zubin Mehta JoAnn & P. Lamont Okey Jack & Madeleine Ramsey Hazel & Josephine Rood

Anne & Jerald Schwiebert Douglas & Alicia Sprigg Mary & Joseph Toboni John Weidenbach Gifts of $500-$999 Roslyn Abrams James Adams & Naz Edwards Maureen Anderman & Frank Converse Frank & Valerie Evers Bernacki William & Ilene Birge Janet & David Fritsch James Harris David & Phyllis Herzig Gretchen & John Jackson Diane Kirkpatrick Alan & Jean Krisch David Leichtman & Laura McGinn Margaret McKerrow Sherry & Eric Wexler Robert & Jennifer Zamora John & Joni Zavitsanos   Gifts of $250-$499 Alan Balaka Alan Eisenberg & Claire Copley Howard Green & Paulene Reynolds Albert & Jolene Hermalin Pamela Lewis & John Neville-Andrews Shelley MacMillan & Gary Decker Mary Matthews Gary Musante Joseph Placek

Stuart Sacks Ingrid & Cliff Sheldon Adam Simon & Sari Goldberg Brent Wagner Gifts of $100-$249 Barbara Anderson Sarah Baum Frank & Gail Beaver Shirley & Joel Berger Norman Berlinger Eric & Doris Billes Carol & Alan Billings Gertrude & Jonathan Bulkley Elizabeth Bunn Malcolm & Judy Cohen Laura & Clifford Craig Marylee Dalton & Lynn Drickamer James Eng & Patricia Randle Karen Ferguson James & Kathleen Fisk Patricia & James Frounfelter Thomas Galantowicz Andrea & John Genette Joyce & Steven Gerber Georgette & Michael Gerlach Marilyn Gholson Edward & Mona Goldman Peter & Hanna Goodstein Charles Gordon Susan Gratch & Patrick Gleason Don Haefner & Cynthia Stewart Jessica Hahn Elnora Hamady Steven & Shira Klein Barbara & Gary Krenz Jerold & Judith Lax


Kathryn Long Pearson & Robert Macek Daisy Jean & Melvin Manis Ann Martin & Russell Larson Howard & Jennifer Martin Alan Miller & Susan O’Hara Michelle & Vince Mountain Walter Mugdan & Vivienne Lenk Betsy & Jon Nakamura Colin & Nancy Oatley Anna Owens & Thomas Cook Barbara Petoskey & James Salay Tracey & Robert Pierce James Piper Diana & William Pratt Robert Prouse Bonnie Schafer Gary Schaub & Maria Gounaris Harriet Selin John & Shirley Smead Theodore St. Antoine Kenneth & Fran Steinman Ellen & Jeoffrey Stross Charles Sutherland Joseph Walters Royal & Donna Ward Zelma Weisfeld

Richard Winkler Gladys Young Gifts under $100 Nancy Babington Rosalyn Barclay Daniel Becker Elizabeth Bishop Lillian Boland Linda Burson Jack Cederquist & Meg Kennedy Shaw Elizabeth Clise William & Ellen Conlin Kiley Corcoran Jean Dolega Addie Drach Tess Eastment & Peter Valdina Suzy & Niels Engleberg Jordan Falby Julia Fields Sabrina Fridley Janice Geddes Lois & Jerome Gerenraich J. Martin Gillespie Joseph Gold Mary Sue Grant Elisabeth Hendricks

Bonnie Hughes Jerome & Patricia Johnston Elaine & Michael Kasper Judith & Thomas Khalil Marvin Kirsh John Lofy & Laura Rubin Pamela MacKintosh Gwen & Bruce Markham Deidree & Robert Mathis N. Harris & Margaret McClamroch Annick Odom Mark & Jennifer Pinto Thomas Porter Desiree Quinn Michael Roth Gail & George Schell Kenneth & Carol Sprang Jennifer & Jeffery Steger Brooke Stewart Lynda Tabachnick Rebecca Thomas Megan & Michael Van Treeck Virginia Vass Glenn Vincent Linda Young & John Carroll

We apologize for any omissions or errors made in this donor listing. Please direct questions or comments to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance Office of Development & External Relations at 734-764-5613.

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Peter and the Starcatcher program  

Program for the Department of Theatre & Drama's production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" presented Dec. 8-11, 2016 at the Power Center.

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