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

by Tennessee Williams Director Assistant Director Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Sound Designer Dramaturg Stage Manager

Philip Kerr* Sarah-Jane Gwillim* Gary Decker Christianne Myers Rachael D. Albert Colin Fulton Aislinn Frantz Amalea Chininis

Setting: The Venable Garden, New Orleans, 1930s Suddenly Last Summer will be performed without an intermission. Suddenly Last Summer is presented in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams @ 100 Conference Suddenly Last Summer is presented by arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., on behalf of The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee * member Stage Directors and Choreographers Society The performers and designers in this production are undergraduate students in the Dept. of Theatre & Drama. 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 set cellular phones and pagers to silent mode and refrain from texting during the performance. Photography, audio recording and videotaping of any kind are not permitted. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance acknowledges the generosity of McKinley Associates, Inc. whose support has helped make this production possible.


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Cast of Characters Joseph.................................................................................................. Derek Joseph Tran Nurse Sharp......................................................................................... Madeline Sharton Mrs. Violet Venable..................................................................................... Emily Berman Dr. Cukrowicz............................................................................................... Dan Rubens Miss Foxhill..................................................................................................Aimée Garcia Mrs. Holly......................................................................................................... Elly Jarvis George Holly............................................................................................ Matthew Socha Catharine Holly..................................................................................... Kendra Williams Sister Felicity.......................................................................................... Melissa Golliday Understudies Understudies never substitute for listed performers unless an announcement is made at the time of the performance

Mrs. Violet Venable — Jacqueline Toboni • Catharine — Kendall Chappell

About the Playwright Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) was one of America’s most prolific and important playwrights. His prodigious output included The Glass Menagerie (NY Drama Critics Award 1944), A Streetcar Named Desire (New York Drama Critics Award, Pulitzer Prize 1947), Not About Nightingales (1947), Summer and Smoke (1948), The Rose Tattoo (1951), Camino Real (1953), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (New York Drama Critics Award, Pulitzer Prize 1955), Orpheus Descending (1957), Sweet Bird of Youth (1959), Night of the Iguana (1961), The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore (1963), Out Cry (1973), Vieux Carre (1977), A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur (1979), and Something Cloudy, Something Clear (1981).

Acknowledgments Special thanks to Bruce Morrison, UM Grounds Services, and Mike Palmer, Matthaei Botanical Gardens for the loan of the plants. Additional thanks to Vincent Mountain and Anne Meacham. This production is entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF). The aims of this national theater education program are to identify and promote quality in college-level theater productions. To this end, each production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KC/ACTF representative, and certain students are selected to participate in KC/ACTF programs involving awards, scholarships, and special grants for actors, playwrights, designers, and critics at both the regional and national levels.


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Panel: “Williams in Production” Moderated by Professor Leigh Woods Performance, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls by Christopher Durang, Presented by Basement Arts Performance, Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams Presented by the UM Dept. of Theatre & Drama (ticketed) Panel: “Suddenly Last Summer: Process and Production” Moderated by Professor Philip Kerr, Director

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Friday, October 14, 2011

5:00 PM AMT Panel: “Sexuality and Gender in Williams’ Plays” Moderated by Associate Professor E.J. Westlake 7:00 PM WST Performance, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls 8:00 PM AMT Performance, Suddenly Last Summer (ticketed) KT Performance, The Parade and Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen; Presented by the Residential College 11:00 PM WST Performance, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls

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Performance, The Parade and Something Cloudy, Something Clear Film Screening, Suddenly Last Summer, 1959 Moderated by Professor Emeritus Frank Beaver Performance, For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls Performance, Suddenly Last Summer (ticketed)

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Dramaturg’s Note [Tennesse Williams’s] theme is perhaps the most pervasive in American literature, where people lose greatly in the very shadow of the mountain from whose peak they might have had a clear view of God. It is the romance of the lost yet sacred misfits, who exist in order to remind us of our trampled instincts, our forsaken tenderness, the holiness of the spirit of man.— Arthur Miller, playwright Tennessee Williams and Personal Theatre In 1947, Tennessee Williams was quoted in The New York Times Magazine as saying, “My chief aim in playwriting is the creation of character…essentially my plays have been an effort to explore the beauty and meaning in the confusion of living.” Throughout his career, Williams achieved this aim by appropriating the main character as a surrogate for himself. His plays are told by jaded dreamers and lost souls, making them read like the writer’s own autobiography. Most obviously, the son and narrator in A Glass Menagerie is named Tom, not masking the fact that in this instance the author even used his birth name (Tennessee was a pen name adopted early in Williams’s career as a way to give himself more mystery and Southern charm) for the magician-poet narrating the Wingfield saga. The rest of the Wingfield family follows suit — the crippled sister Laura is Williams’s sister Rose and the overbearing mother Amanda is his mother Edwina. Suddenly Last Summer is no exception to Williams’s tradition of personal theatre. Unlike A Glass Menagerie, we do not see the narrative from the Tennessee Williams character’s viewpoint. Williams’s proxy here appears to be notably absent — the vacant chair in the garden. Williams is the poetic, the sexualized, the emotionally wrought and pill-popping Sebastian, whom we never see. Instead, the Williams who narrates the play is not the writer but his sister. Rose, using Catharine as her stand-in, is present in the play in all of her wit and emotional distress. Rose Williams had a history of mental illness, which ultimately led to a lobotomy ordered by her mother in 1943. Williams struggled with the way his mother took the life out of his sister and friend for the rest of his life. In trying to come to terms with the tragedy, he incorporated his sister in many of his plays. Tennessee Williams’s largest fear was that he would experience a mental breakdown. He had not only witnessed his sister’s downfall from schizophrenia and psychosurgery but would later also see his mother’s dementia manifest itself in hallucinations and paranoia. Williams was immersed in an unsuccessful bout in therapy at the time he was writing Suddenly Last Summer, and the emotionally fraught core and paranoia of the play are a result of his reality at the time as he attempted to explore the beauty and meaning in the confusion of living. ­— Aislinn Frantz, dramaturg; photo courtesy Library of Congress (1953)


About the Cast Emily Berman (Mrs. Violet Venable) senior, BFA Perf./senior, BA Economics, Chicago, IL Kendall Chappell (Understudy) junior, BFA Interarts Perf., Ann Arbor, MI Aimée Garcia (Miss Foxhill) junior, BFA Perf., Cumming, GA Melissa Golliday (Sister Felicity) sophomore, BFA Perf., St. Joseph, MI Elly Jarvis (Mrs. Holly) junior, BFA Perf., St. Cloud, MN Dan Rubens (Dr. Cukrowicz) senior, BFA Perf./senior, BA English, Mattawan, MI Madeline Sharton (Nurse Sharp) junior, BFA Perf., Newton, MA Matthew Socha (George Holly) senior, BFA Perf., Naperville, IL Jacqueline Toboni (Understudy) sophomore, BFA Perf., San Francisco, CA Derek Joseph Tran (Joseph) junior, BFA Perf. Temple City, CA Kendra Williams (Catharine Holly) sophomore, BFA Perf., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

About the Artists R achael D. A lbert (Lighting Designer) is a senior BFA design and production candidate concentrating in stage management and lighting design, also receiving academic minors in Art History and Film. UM:  Brigadoon (ALD), Pentecost (SM), Macbeth  (1st ASM),  Dancing Americas  (ASM).  MUSKET: 25th...Spelling Bee (ALD),  Man of La Mancha (1st ASM). Basement Arts: Closer (SM). Regional Theatre: StarKid Productions: Starship, A Very Potter Sequel (ALD); La Jolla Playhouse: Stage management & production management intern (2011); Arena Stage: Asst. company manager (2010), production intern (2009).  Amalea Chininis (Stage Manager) is a senior BFA design and production candidate concentrating in stage management. UM: The Crucible (1st ASM), Much Ado About Nothing (1st ASM), Trafford Tanzi (1st ASM), 42nd Street (ASM). Basement Arts: Zealous Whig (SM), Art (SM), A Complete History of America (Abridged) (SM), Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (SM), Freshmen Director’s Showcase (SM), Harvey (SM), Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog (1st ASM), MUSKET: Hair (1st ASM). Regional Theatre: StarKid Productions: A Very Potter Sequel (SM). Internships: Los Angeles: CESD Talent Agency, Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting. Gary Decker (Scenic Designer) has designed more than 100 productions. In Michigan, he has worked at the Gem, Attic, Birmingham, Boarshead, and Purple Rose Theatres. Recent designs include the national tours of The Sunshine Boys and Same Time, Next Year. His scenic design for Fully Committed at The Century Theatre earned the Detroit Free Press 2002 Theatre Design Excellence Award. He has designed interiors or lighting for commercial projects including: The Elwood Grill in Detroit, The Fashion Cafe in New York, and The Arndale Centre in Manchester, UK. Theatre Department faculty member since 1984.


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About the Artists Colin Fulton (Sound Designer) is a senior Interarts performance major focusing on sound, new media and music. UM: The Crucible (SD), Pentecost (SD). Student Productions — Zealous Whig (SD, LD, TD, sets), Fat Men in Skirts (SD), Tender (SD), And Baby Makes Seven (SD), Placebo (FoH), Animal Farm  (composer), After Ashley  (LD),  Deadman’s Cellphone (SD). Video Studio —  Ann Arbor Dance Works (recording engineer), This Loopy World  (projections),  Faculty Follies  (projections),  Gulliblur’s Travels  (band). Regional Theatre: God Bless You Mr. Rosewater (FoH). Other: AVS Sound Systems (audio engineer), Duderstadt Video Studio.  Sarah-Jane Gwillim (Assistant Director) Numerous British theatre and television appearances, with Judi Dench, Malcolm McDowell, Tim Dalton, and including Howard’s End opposite Glenda Jackson. U.S. — Broadway: Saint Joan with Lynn Redgrave, Macbeth with Christopher Plummer, Major Barbara. Off-Broadway: You Never Can Tell, Roundabout Theatre Company. Regional Theatre: McCarter Theatre, Annenberg Center, Hartford Stage, St. Louis Rep., Goodman Theater, Walnut Street Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre and Regina Stage West in Canada; California and Stratford Shakespeare Festivals. Other: Graduate of London’s Central School of Speech and Drama; Member British, Canadian, and American Actors’ Equity Associations; SDC. Philip K err (Director) Broadway: Macbeth, Otherwise Engaged, The Jockey Club Stakes, Three Sisters, Tiny Alice, A Flea in Her Ear. Off-Broadway: Public Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Manhattan Theatre Club, CSC, Playwrights Horizons. Regional Theatre: Guthrie Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Yale Rep., Alley Theatre, Seattle Rep., Cleveland Play House, Hartford Stage, St. Louis Rep., Kennedy Center, McCarter Theatre, La Jolla, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Manitoba Theatre, Clarence Brown, American Conservatory Theatre, various Shakespeare Festivals and summer stock. Awards: Chicago’s Jefferson Award, UM School of Music Faculty Achievement Award. Other: Honors graduate of Harvard and LAMDA; Member AEA, SAG, AFTRA, SDC. Christianne Myers (Costume Designer) is an Asst. Professor in the Dept. of Theatre & Drama. UM: Dancing Americas, The Elixir of Love, Our Town, The Marriage of Figaro, Tartuffe, Ella Minnow Pea, Rent, As You Like It, and She Stoops to Conquer 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: 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. 


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department of theatre & drama Chair................................................................Priscilla Lindsay Department Administrator................................ Jennifer Knapp Student Services............................................Becky Seauvageau Administrative Asst................................................ Tim Abbott Performance/Directing...............................Sarah-Jane Gwillim, Philip Kerr, Annette Masson, Janet Maylie, Nate Mitchell, John Neville-Andrews, Jerry Schwiebert, Christina Traister, Malcolm Tulip Design/Production.................... Toni Y. Auletti, George Bacon, Mark Allen Berg, Gary Decker, Douglas Edwards, Jessica Hahn, Richard W. Lindsay, Jr., Vincent Mountain, Rob Murphy, Christianne Myers, Henry Reynolds, Arthur Ridley, Nancy Uffner Theatre Studies/Playwriting..........................Glenda Dickerson, Mbala Nkanga, OyamO, E.J. Westlake, Leigh Woods Arts Mgmt......... Jeffrey Kuras, Greg Poggi, Kerianne M. Tupac Interarts..................................... Holly Hughes, Malcolm Tulip Professors Emeriti........................ Jack E. Bender, Alan Billings, John Russell Brown, Peter W. Ferran, Erik Fredricksen, Zelma Weisfeld University Productions Director.................................................................Jeffrey Kuras Department Administrator.............................. Fatima Abdullah Office Assistant III/Usher Coordinator..................Shelda Smith Marketing & Communications Dir............. Kerianne M. Tupac Graphic Design............................................ Hammond Design Photographer..................................... Peter Smith Photography Information Systems Manager.......................... Henry Reynolds Facilities Manager.................................................Shannon Rice House Manager............................................. Dianne Widzinski Senior Backstage Operations Mgr...........................Barry LaRue Backstage Operations Mgrs..........Mark Gordon, David Pickell, Kurt Thoma, Donald C. Watkins Administrative Office Assistants.................. ZoĂŤ Allen-Wickler, Allison Brown, Abrielle Case, Sara Shvartzman, Kevin Tan Production Staff Production Manager......................................Amanda Mengden Production Stage Manager................................... Nancy Uffner Production Office Assistants............................. Kelly Comastro, David Lee, Brandon Pemberton Technical Dir. (Power).................................... Douglas Edwards Master Carpenter (Power)..................................Michael Braico Carpenter (Power).......................................... Brandon Carruth Technical Dir. (Walgreen).......................Richard W. Lindsay, Jr. Charge Scenic Artist............................................Toni Y. Auletti Scenic Artist......................................................Beth Sandmaier Properties Master.................................................Arthur Ridley Asst. Properties Master.........................................Patrick Drone

Master Electrician............................................Mark Allen Berg Sound Engineers........................Roger Arnett, Henry Reynolds Costume Shop Manager.......................................Laura Brinker Assoc. Costume Shop Manager........................... George Bacon Cutter/Drapers............................................Virginia R. Luedke, Lea M. Morello, T J Williamson Crafts Artisan............................................Elizabeth Gunderson Costume Stock Administrator............................... Renae Skoog Production Crew First Asst. Stage Manager................................ Samantha Vettrus Asst. Stage Managers................Jason Kovacs, Michael Popielarz Second Assistant Director.................................. Michaela Byrne Scenery (Walgreen)...... Ashley Ahr, C J Eldred, Daniel Estrella, Elisabeth Griebel, A J Klopach, Laura Reed, Eli Schlatter, Samantha Vettrus, students of Theatre 250 Paint....................................Janine Woods Thoma, Neha Bhat*, Carisa Bledsoe*, Francesca Chiejina, Ryan Earnst*, Steven Eddy, Chelsea Groen*, Max Harris West Kaufman*, Neal Kelley, Sarah Korn*, Darcy Link*, Jordan Schroeder, Timothy Wood, students of Theatre 250 Props......... Rachael Albert, Daniel Belnavis, Kerry Concannon, Elana Lantry, Conor Ryan, Katherine Thomas, Daniel Wilfred, Ryan Vasquez, students of Theatre 250 Professional Stitchers.......................................... Laura Kantner, Rene Plante, Suzanne Young Costumes........... Leslie Bates, Amalea Chininis, Aleah Douglas, Carrie Fisk, Kaitlin Lantz, Sam Lips, Emily Shimskey, Mary Claire Sullivan, Meryl Waldo, students of Theatre 250 & 252 Master Electrician...................................................Liam Welch Lighting.................Robert Ariza, Carisa Bedsoe, Colin Bianchi, Mary Claire Blake-Booth, Andrew Burkhardt, Nicole Gellman, Jennifer Jacobs, Alyssa Loiacano, Andrew Lott, David Moiseev, Aaron Tacy, William Welch, Andrew Wysocki, students of Theatre 250 Sound......................................................................... Jesse Peri Running Crew Light Board Operator........................................Alyssa Loiacano Electrics.................................................................... Erica Nagy Sound.................................................................Matt Peckham Wardrobe................................Abigail Dotz, Scott Kloosterman ‥ Crew Head * Theatre 252/352 Practicum Student


For Your Information Latecomer Policy Latecomers will be seated at a suitable break or scene change. Pagers, Cellular Phones, Watch Alarms Please set pagers to silent mode. Cellular phones should be deactivated. Please deactivate your electronic watch alarm so it will not interrupt the performance. Please refrain from texting during the performance. Smoke Free Campus Smoking is not permitted in University buildings or on University grounds. Smoking is permitted only in personal vehicles or on the sidewalks of major thoroughfares. Emergency Procedure In the event of fire or severe storm, you will be instructed by an announcement from the stage indicating the best method of exit. Please notice the multiple red exit signs in the theatre. For your safety, please exit in a calm and orderly manner. Cameras and Recording Devices The use of cameras — with or without a flash — recorders, or other electronic devices inside the theatre is strictly prohibited. Food and Drink No food or drink is allowed in the theatre. Children As a courtesy to our audience and the performers, children under the age of three will not be admitted to performances. All children must have a ticket. If your child proves disruptive or excessively restless, you may be asked to leave by House Management. Large Print Programs Large print programs are available free of charge from House Management.

Accessibility Accessible ramps, elevators, parking, restrooms, and wheelchair seating are available for patrons with disabilities. Accessible restrooms are located off the main lobby. Sound Enhancement The theatre is equipped with an infrared listening system for listening enhancement. Lightweight, wireless headsets are available free of charge from House Management. Parking For your parking convenience, we recommend arriving early. Prepaid parking passes are also available at the League Ticket Office. For parking information: Grant Winston, Parking & Transportation Services, 734-615-9067. Ticket Sales and Information Hours: Monday – Friday: 9 am – 5 pm Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm Performances: 1 hour prior to curtain Phone: (734) 764-2538 Online: tickets.music.umich.edu Address: 911 N. Univ., Ann Arbor, MI 48109 Ticket Exchanges Subscribers may exchange their tickets by mail or in person at no charge. Non-subscribers may exchange their tickets by mail or in person for a small processing fee. Exchanged tickets must be received by the Ticket Office (by mail or in person) at least 48 hours prior to the performance and are made only for another performance of the same play. Group Discounts Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. Comments? Write us at: University Productions, Attn.: Jeffrey Kuras 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1265


Recent News from Theatre & Drama Alums Zachary Booth (Dorff) ’04 Starring in feature films, The Blue Eyes and Keep the Lights On to be released in 2012. Played in Edward Albee’s Me Myself and I, Playwrights Horizons; Series regular on Damages and What Goes On. Sophina Brown ’98 Broadway: The Lion King; National Tour: Fame; Series Regular on Numb3rs, Shark, Chappelle’s Show, and Castle. Heather Chockley ’01 Current Stage Mgr. for Les Miserables National Tour. Alix Claps ’02 Production Stage Mgr. and Production Mgr. for the NYU Steinhardt School. Emily Cornelius ’03 Associate Rehearsal Administrator for the Metropolitan Opera. Darren Criss ’09 will take over the role of J. Pierpont Finch in Broadway’s revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in Jan. 2012, and will star in a new film, Imogene, with Annette Benning and Kristin Wiig. Series regular on Glee. Bernardo De Paula ’98 Shakespeare Theatre: Edgar in King Lear, Mustardseed in Midsummer Night’s Dream, Harcourt in The Country Wife; National Shakespeare –NYC: Iago in Othello; plus many film and television credits. Television credits include The Castle and Without a Trace. Heather Dilly ’96 Off Broadway: Walk Two Moons directed by Melissa Kievman, Lucille Lortel Theatre, Bag Fulla Money The Clurman Theatre. Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival, Natural Selection directed by Marc Masterson. Alex Farino ’95 Production Stage Mgr. for Minnesota Opera. Cassandra Flowers ’09 Assistant Stage Mgr. for Minnesota Opera.

Brad Fraizer ’04 Played in Three on a Couch by Carl Djerassi @ Soho Playhouse, The Blue Man Group, and The Maids and Deathwatch. Jenn Gazdecki ’08 is an entertainment technician at Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando. Mandy Heuermann ’04 Assistant Stage Mgr. for Joffrey Ballet. Mitch Hodges ’10 Assistant Stage Mgr. for Les Miserables National Tour. Andres Holder ’10 Production Mgr. for GALA Hispanic Theatre, Washington, D.C. Beth Hoyt ’05 Played in A Light Lunch, a World Premiere by A.R. Gurney, and Twas the Night Before world premiere by Christopher Durang at The Flea Theater (NYC). Performed with Bill Murray and Sigourney Weaver in The Oldsmobiles (a new play by Roger Rosenblatt) for The Flea Theater (NYC). Chris Jamros ’99 Digital Design for The Today Show. Former Production Stage Mgr., Stage Mgr., Assistant Stage Mgr. of Wicked. Angela Kiessel ’09 Current Stage Mgr. for Starkid Productions in Chicago. Benjamin Endsley Klein ’02 Assoc.Director, West End: Love Never Dies; Associate Dir. for The Coast of Utopia parts 1-3; Assistant Dir. for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Nipper Knapp, Matthew Letscher, Andrew Newberg Winners in the New York TV Festival’s Independent Pilot Competition for Best Writing. Title of their script: Gentrification. Rachel Laritz ’02 Joseph Jefferson Award for The Voysey Inheritance at Remy Bumppo Theatre (Chicago, IL), Nominated for Joseph Jefferson Award for


The Philadelphia Story. She will receive the SMTD Emerging Artist Award in 2011. Josh Lefkowitz ’03 His solo piece, Help Wanted: A Personal Search for Meaningful Employment at the Start of the 21st Century was performed at The Single File Festival in Chicago, and had a full production at the Access Theatre and Center Stage. Margo Martindale won a 2011 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in the FX drama, Justified. Shawn McCulloch ‘11 is assisting TonyAward-winning costume designer, Martin Pakledinaz. Katie McKee ’06 Current Assistant Stage Mgr. for Hair National Tour. Seth Moore, ‘09 acted at the Flea Theater in NYC, is writing and submitting scripts to the Yale Drama Series and new play festivals. His play, Jonesin’, a UM 2009 mainstage play and Hopwood Award winner, has had a reading at the Flea Theater in NYC. Dominique Morriseau Author of two NAACP Image Award-winning plays; Participated with six other writers at the 2010 O’Neill Center’s Nat’l Playwrights Conference. Andrew Newburg After getting his MFA from Columbia he’s been writing and has been produced in NYC. Matt Oberg ‘99 Television: 30 Rock, Delocated, series regular The Onion’s  Sports Dome, lead in upcoming feature film Bert and Arnie’s Guide to Friendship. Caitlin O’Rourke ’09 Stage Mgr. Intern for Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY. Robin Quick ’99 Professor of Theater at Towson University; Elliott Hayes Award for Excellence in Dramaturgy by the Literary Mgr.s and Dramaturgs of the Americas. Alex Reed ’07 In production for Clash of the Titans 2.

Yuriy Sardarov ‘10 will have a principal role in the new Ben Affleck movie, Argo, to be released in 2012. Maureen Sebastian Performing in The Arabian Nights at Arena Stage. Chris Shand ‘05 Film/TW: Escapee, Growth, Entourage, 10 Things I Hate About You, True Blood. Miriam Shor ‘93  Starring in 2011 feature film, That’s What She Said, series regular in upcoming Good Christian Belles. Mandy Siegfried ’94 Broadway: Noises Off. Off Broadway: The Roundabout: The Mineola Twins Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Featured Actress, Playwrights Horizons: Our House and Refuge, The Edge Theatre: Blackbird. Film: That’s What She Said, 2011. Stephen Siercks ’07 Production Mgr. and Stage Mgr. for Universal Studios. Daniel Silverman ’10 Interim TD for University of Toledo Theatre Department, Former Production Intern with the Kennedy Center, Former Stage Mgr. Intern with Florida Studio Theatre. Matthew Smith His play Endoftheworld Lovesong was produced at the Flea Theatre. Stephen Sposito Assistant Directed Broadway production Promises, Promises, Assistant Directed Broadway production Shrek The Musical. Erin Whipkey ’05 Production Mgr. and Production Stage Mgr. for Opera Memphis. James Wolk ’07 2011 TV movie, Georgetown and is currently filming For a Good Time, Call… to be released in 2012. He has finished filming A&E’s drama Shameless. Brad Cohen in CBS/Hallmark Hall of Fame’s Front of the Class; Title role in ABC pilot Solving Charlie; Robert/Bob Taylor in Lonestar; Disney film You Again.


U-M Friends of Theatre & Drama Annual Gifts from July 1, 2010 - September 19, 2011 Gifts provide scholarship support, funding for guest artists, and important performance opportunities for students. Gift of $50,000 Nafe E. Katter, Ph.D. Gifts of $1,000 & above Anonymous Richard & Mona Alonzo Anne & Jim Duderstadt Priscilla Lindsay & Richard Ferguson-Wagstaffe James E. Fisk P. LaMont & JoAnn King Okey Mark & Ora Pescovitz Stuart Erwin Sacks Gifts of $500-$999 Carol L. Amster Ralph P. Beebe William & Ilene Birge Barbara Galvin Agusta Gunnarsdottir John & Gretchen Neal Jackson Alan & Jean Krisch Lockheed Martin Corporation Robert & Pearson Macek Mary & Chandler Matthews Gregory & Allison Poggi Dr. William W. Taylor Stephen Zuckerman & Darlene Kaplan Gifts of $250-$499 Gary Decker & Shelley MacMillan Janet & Erik Fredricksen Janet & David Fritsch James B. Harris, Jr. Larry Hauptman Diane Kirkpatrick Peggy McCracken & Douglas Anderson Joseph A. Placek

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I want to support the Dept. of Theatre & Drama with a gift to the: ❏ Friends of Theatre & Drama (364139) ❏ Friends of Theatre & Drama Endowment (796749) In the amount of: ❏ $1,000 ❏ $500 ❏ $250 ❏ $100

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