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REFLECTING

2016-17

REFLECTING


“It was my time with my mentors and my experiences on stage and off, my classes, my teachers, and my friends at Mary Washington that made me the artist I am today.” Rob Eastman-Mullins ’00 Scenographer & Associate Professor of Theatre, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Teianya Allen ’20 working on the set of The Mystery of Edwin Drood


Lauren Frautschi ’18 as Nora in Assistance

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ach time we gather with our students to teach and learn, each time we dim the lights to begin a performance for our audience, each time we discuss our work with our patrons in a lecture, seminar, or conversation, we are harnessing the power of the theatre to make a difference in the world. The impact of our work can be seen in the growth of our students, the loyalty of our audience, the generosity of our donors, the success of our alumni, and the rich cultural life our community. When we create plays and musicals with our students, we accompany them on a journey that allows them the richest means to learn the art and craft of our discipline. They learn the physical aspects of embodying our work and creating a world for the play, the intellectual rigor of analyzing text and the writer’s intent, the emotional demands of creating truth and vulnerability on the stage, and the practicalities of producing theatre in today’s complex world. Our students also learn how to lead and how to follow, how to manage their time, how to juggle competing priorities, how to mitigate challenging situations, and how to collaborate successfully with others. They come to know the power of creating something larger than themselves— work that can have a profound impact on the world. When our students graduate, they know themselves better because of the long and circuitous path they have traveled through our classrooms, studios, shops, rehearsal and performance spaces. We are in the business of teaching and creating theatre but, in truth, we are in the business of helping our students create extraordinary lives for themselves. When we look back at the 2016-17 season, we are so proud of what we have accomplished. We are engaging with our alumni and audience through innovative programs, growing by every measure, and building a certain future for UMW Theatre that will have a lasting impact on our students and the greater Fredericksburg community. Thank you for believing in us. We are so grateful.

Gregg Stull Professor and Chair Department of Theatre & Dance

COVER: Neal Gallini-Burdick ’19 in Macbeth


“I graduated from Mary Washington in 2015, and I am so grateful for my time in the theatre department. We were really encouraged to try things outside of our comfort zone, and that’s how I found myself at this incredible theatre working in development.” Emily Burke ’15 Development Apprentice, Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT

OUR MISSION The Department of Theatre & Dance fosters a deep appreciation for theatre by providing significant cultural and educational experiences for students, faculty, staff, and residents of the greater Fredericksburg area. Through classroom experiences, workshops, and productions, we explore the great questions of humanity by engaging the processes, techniques, history, theory, and literature of our discipline. We remain committed to the act of creating theatre as fundamental to teaching its precepts.

Madeleine Dilley ’17 & Lily Olson ’18 in Steel Magnolias


OUR VALUES We believe in the power of engaged teaching and professional mentoring as essential to student success. We are committed to collaboration as a means to accomplish our work as teachers, artists, and scholars. We promote a culture that is nurturing and supportive, and encourages artistic risk-taking. We measure ourselves through critique and reflection as a means of evaluating our quest for excellence. We nurture a dialogue with our audience in order to strengthen the community we share. We champion theatre as a lifelong pursuit that enriches the quality of our lives and creates informed citizens of the world.

“Working in the theatre department alongside such dedicated and talented faculty members inspired me to become the same sort of teacher, mentor, and friend to aspiring actors, directors, technicians, and designers.” Robin Brumm Clayton ’95 Theatre Teacher, Ashley High School, Wilmington, NC

Brenden Bowman ’19 working on the set of The Mystery of Edwin Drood


OUR VISION

Central to the life of the department is the production of plays and musicals that support our mission. We will devote our physical, human, and financial resources to create a pre-professional laboratory that blends theory and practice to enhance the cultural life of the university and regional community while expanding the intellectual and emotional capacity of our students.

“My passion for sound design was discovered through my work at Mary Washington. I never would have found it were it not for the structure of the major and how students are encouraged to go out of their comfort zone and try different fields they’ve never tried before.” Reid Moffatt ’14 Sound Engineer, Arena Stage, Washington, DC


The cast of Macbeth takes a bow during invited dress rehearsal.

“Mary Washington creates an environment that simulates the professional world. The hands-on experience and the trust placed in students helps set us up for success in the real world.” Taryn Friend ’04 Stage Manager, Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC

OUR ASPIRATIONS The Department of Theatre & Dance will grow the cultural capacity of the Fredericksburg region by offering productions that promote an energetic exchange of ideas, stimulate a robust conversation between artists and audience, and provide opportunities for students to connect their pursuit of knowledge and skills with performance. Over the next five years we will increase theatre attendance, expand opportunities for students to participate in theatre productions, build stronger bridges between UMW Theatre and the professional world, recruit greater numbers of highly qualified students, and develop revenue streams through entrepreneurial initiatives and through the cultivation of our patron donor base. The Department of Theatre & Dance will secure its position as a regional and statewide cultural resource in theatre and as a destination for future students to develop their intellect, talents, and skills.


“. . . enhancing the cultural life of the university and community through the presentation of theatrical productions of the highest quality . . .� 735 students collaborated with the faculty and staff to produce the 2016-17 season in Klein Theatre. We welcomed 8,636 audience members for 42 performances of four productions in Klein Theatre.

The cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Since 1997, we have hosted Mary Washington ElderStudy in Klein Theatre each season for four pre-show lectures. This year more than 250 people attended these events to meet with the director, talk with the cast, and learn more about the work they are about to experience in the theatre.


“UMW Theatre has a really strong community because we work so much together. We are all focused on this one objective, and because of that we all have really strong bonds. Those bonds really helped me to come out of my shell.” Mic Townsend ’17

An average of 46 patrons remained in the theatre following the first matinee of every production to talk with the actors and artistic staff during AfterWords, our very popular post-show discussion program.


September 29-October 9

Get a front row seat to the HOT MESS that is this group of 20-somethings struggling to keep up with the nearly impossible demands of their ultra-high-profile boss. Constantly asking themselves if all the torture is really worth it, they can’t seem to reach an answer because the phone never stops ringing. The only glimmers of hope are that they are all in it together and their boss is rarely in the office. With Leslye Headland’s incredibly insightful script, Assistance is sure to have you laughing at some of the most revealing moments of these young people’s lives.

“. . . unlike anything I had seen.” —Bob Lunger ’92


Gregg Stull, director Niffer Pflager, scenic designer Alicia Austin ’16, costume designer Catherine Girardi, lighting designer Jon K. Reynolds, sound designer

“I think what was really awesome about my first experience in Klein was that we were such a close-knit cast. We were so comfortable with each other, and it made it so easy to get ourselves out there and make really bold choices and not worry about feeling foolish. It made me realize that it’s OK to look a little funny, and how supportive everyone is. They want you to put yourself out there, because how else will you be able to grow?” Megan Khaziran ’17

Alex Newton ’17 and Lauren Frautschi ’18 in Assistance


Gregg Stull, director Christopher Wingert, music director Samantha L. Reynolds ’09, choreographer Julie Hodge, scenic designer Kevin McCluskey, costume designer Jason Arnold, lighting designer Tony Angelini, sound designer Helen M. Housley, dialect coach

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November 3-20


“Outstanding! A must see if there are any seats remaining.” —a follower on Facebook

Charles Dickens was still writing his final novel when he died in 1870. Rupert Holmes’ Tony Awardwinning musical aims to finish it with the help of the audience—resulting in a different ending every night! The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the unpredictable whodunit musical where YOU get to solve the mystery! The egocentric and lecherous John Jasper is in love with his music student (the beautiful Rosa Bud) who, in turn, is engaged to his nephew, Edwin Drood, who very mysteriously turns up missing one snowy Christmas Eve. Toss in a few other colorful characters and you’ve got the makings of the ultimate musical murder mystery!

“I went to school to play baseball. Needless to say, this department and the selfless, nurturing faculty and experiences completely changed my life. UMW really invests in their students. Things like Ideas in Performance, seeing theatre in DC–UMW just provides these opportunities that give their students a leg up when transitioning from college to the workforce. It’s an incredible, giving, and loving department and school.” Nick McGovern ’14 Actor, New York, NY

Olivia Whicheloe ’19 , Abraham Shaikh ’19, and Camarey Chambliss ’19 in The Mystery of Edwin Drood


SMATGENOELILAS February 16-26

Gossip and witty Southern banter come forth like the spray from a new can of Aqua Net in Robert Harling’s beautiful and heartfelt comedy. The charming and never-without-an-opinion hairdresser, Truvy, does hair for the classiest and sassiest of northwest Louisiana. As they pass time in Truvy’s chair, at the shampoo basin, and under the hair dryer, these strong, resilient women celebrate one another’s joys and forge bonds that overcome life’s disappointments. Popularized by the 1989 film by the same name, Steel Magnolias offers inspiration from a simpler time while reminding us that the best things in life are the company of faithful friends, a good laugh, and a trip to the beauty shop.

The cast of Steel Magnolias


Cate Brewer, director Niffer Pflager, scenic designer Kevin McCluskey, costume designer Erin Becker ’17, lighting designer Kevin DiCicco ’18, sound designer Helen M. Housley, dialect coach Madeline LeCuyer ’11, wig designer

“I wouldn’t be where I am today were it not for the theatre department at Mary Washington and the opportunities and support I received while I was there. Being part of the department changed my life. Not just because of what I learned but because of the confidence I gained and the encouragement I was given to grow and try new things.” Tiffany Hayzlett Parker ’98 Television and Film Producer, HBO’s Divorced, New York, NY

“Great value. Great experience. Great time.” —Mike Arnold, Facebook


April 13-23

Long before Game of Thrones, William Shakespeare wrote the quintessential tale about taking a life for personal gain. When three witches provide a Scottish general with a prophecy that he will become king of Scotland, he and his wife hatch a plan to hurry the process along. In their quest for power, they discover the many physical and psychological ramifications that can result from the unscrupulous act of murder. Macbeth, often referred to as “the Scottish play� by the most superstitious of theatregoers, has remained a revered favorite in the theatrical canon for over 400 years. Something wicked this way comes . . .


“Everything I know about theatre I learned from my time at Mary Washington. I am so grateful for the guidance of all the professors. I really developed my love for the art while there, and I credit most of the things that have happened in my professional career since to the amazing community. I will forever cherish my memories there.” Jess Johnston ’06

Helen Housley, director Kevin McCluskey, costume designer Claire Crusott ’18, scenic designer Andrew Baynard ’17, lighting designer Morgan Gresham ’17, sound designer Casey Kaleba, fight choreographer

Stage Manager, Northern Stage, White River Junction, VT

“Definitely professional quality. A delight!” —Richard Chernin, Facebook Cynthia Mullins ’18 , Megan Khaziran ’17, and Beverly Kippenhan ’17 in Macbeth


THE GIFTS

KEPT COMING . . . (AND WE REALIZED HOW INCREDIBLY LUCKY WE ARE) UMW’s first Giving Day was a huge success, despite a midMarch snowstorm that closed the university for the day. UMW raised almost $200,000 in 24 hours, with 1,202 donors making gifts to the university. Of that, UMW Theatre raised over $37,000, more than any participating department. The number of gifts to UMW Theatre not only shows how important theatre is at UMW, but also how loyal our patrons, alumni, faculty, and students are to our mission to create theatre and to the training of theatre artists.

We cannot thank them enough!

*Students celebrating their snow day by showing why they “Give2Theatre”!


280 gifts.

266 donors. *Some gave more than once.

$37,142 raised in 24 hours. 25% of donors gave

multiple gifts in FY17 134 alumni honored us with a gift.

current theatre 55 majors donated.

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st first-time donors. 168

devoted Klein Theatre 145 patrons contributed.


9 theatre faculty/staff donated.

Average of 12 donations per hour.

52 video testimonials shared. raised during our $1,605 Chipotle fundraiser.

*Canceled due to snow, but rescheduled.

slices of pie from Paul’s Bakery eaten at our Giving Day 160 season announcement party.

158 social media posts. The average gift was $50.


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Our popular Backstage Pass seminar series continued this season with Macbeth. Patrons joined us for conversations led by guest lecturers and faculty from the Department of Theatre and Dance. They attended rehearsals, toured the shops, and talked with the actors. 95 patrons joined us for this remarkable experience.

William Shakespeare: Genius or Fraud? Helen Housley, director and associate professor of theatre

A Strange Brew–The Making of Macbeth Maya Mathur, associate professor of English

Speak the Speech–Shakespeare’s Language Helen Housley, director and associate professor of theatre

Macbeth–First Rehearsal

Helen Housley, director & associate professor of theatre Claire Crusott ’18, scene designer and theatre major Kevin McCluskey, costume designer and associate professor of theatre Andrew Baynard ’17, lighting designer and theatre major Mo Gresham ’17, sound designer and theatre major


“. . . providing significant cultural and educational experiences for residents of the greater Fredericksburg area.” Inside the Rehearsal Room Blood, Sweat, and Steel

Casey Kaleba, fight director and adjunct instructor of theatre

Invited Dress Rehearsal Wrap-Up Conversation The Macbeth Company

“UMW Theatre has taught me how to really contribute to a team. I have learned how to grow from critique and work hard toward my goals.” Catherine O’Meara ’17

Backstage Pass attendees get seated and converse before a session.


PROFESSIONAL

HEADSHOTS

In the spring of 2017, UMW Theatre worked with professional headshot photographer and actor Clinton Brandhagen to provide his services to 14 student actors for one of the most important pieces of their acting toolbox– the headshot. Tracy Lynn Olivera, professional makeup artist and actor, served as stylist to help our actors look their best for the sessions.


“Looking back, I am so grateful I decided to study theatre at the University of Mary Washington. I actually transferred into the program and immediately became connected, and this is why: Not only were my peers energetic and excited to be immersed in this theatrical community, but the professors were so dedicated to see their students succeed.” Chelsea Raitor ’14 Graduate Student, North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

From top: Olivia Whicheloe ’19, Gwen Lev ey ’17, Cindy Wang ’18, Cynthia Mullins ’18, Abraham Shaikh ’19, Neal Gallini-Burdick ’19, Austen Weathers by ’17, Megan Khaziran ’17, Madeleine Dil ley ’17, Mandy Barnes ’17, Marsha Kangas ’18, Erick Boscana ’20, Ale x Newton ’17, Alexander Rios ’18


Department faculty hosted 43 classes on trips to the theatre in Washington, DC, this season. 1,015 students experienced live professional theatre—many for the first time in their lives. This initiative is critical to connecting the campus to the metropolitan DC area, while bridging the gap between the academic theatre and the professional theatre. This is the 33rd year of this professional enrichment program.

“In the past, I’ve been a stage manager, an arts marketer, and a fundraiser for many wonderful organizations, which I couldn’t have done without receiving a well-rounded theatre education at Mary Washington. There I could take classes in stagecraft, acting, arts administration, costuming, or anything else that interested me, and it’s because of that that I have the career I do today.” Nancy Askew Sheleheda ’91 Development Director, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh, PA

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC


“. . . build stronger bridges between UMW Theatre and the professional world . . .”

Our students, faculty, and staff sold 2,680 tickets for our first ever Broadway Getaway raffle, netting over $4,000 to support the educational programs of Friends of Theatre and the Department of Theatre and Dance. Caroline Carver and her husband, Vic Fingerhut, were the lucky winners. They took a train to New York City for a weekend at the Marriott Marquis, dinner at Carmine’s, dessert at Junior’s, and tickets to see the incomparable Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!

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“. . . stimulate a robust conversation between artist and audience . . .”

We hosted over 200 patrons for our Friday Night Out this season. Patrons enjoyed pre-show drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and conversation with the cast before curtain in this highly successful audience engagement event.

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“When I was a student at Mary Washington, I experienced incredible opportunities to make theatre with fellow students and faculty members. Now that I am a faculty member at a university myself, my goals are simple: I want to provide my own students with the same kind of incredible opportunities I was lucky to receive while I was a student at Mary Washington.” Marc Williams ’98 Assistant Professor, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR

Friday Night Out attendees enjoy conversation with cast members.


Studio 115 is our 32-seat black box theatre in the basement of duPont Hall. Fully outfitted with lighting, sound, and communications systems that mirror Klein Theatre, Studio 115 provides a working laboratory for our students to practice what they learn in their classes and offers significant opportunities to strengthen skills and to explore the art and craft of creating theatre. The all-student Studio 115 Committee produces a variety of projects in the space, from readings of student-written work to fully realized productions of plays and musicals.

192 students participated in 26 performances of 15 Studio 115 productions, including the legendary 24-Hour Play Festival. 523 audience members found their way to this small black box theatre to support the developing work of our students.

Studio 115 Committee, 2016-17 Angel Cowen ’18 Cynthia Mullins ’18 Rob Di Leo ’18 Sophia Gutkowski ’18 Mo Gresham ’17 Lily Olson ’18 Brenden Bowman ’20 Carly Bishop ’20 Jamie Broadhead ’18 Kevin DiCicco ’18 Megan Khaziran ’17 Maddie Petroskey ’20 Jacob Savage ’18 Clay Spence ’20 Grace Weaver ’20

Chair Communications Director Play Curator Lighting Supervisor Sound Supervisor House Manager Production Assistant Member Member Member Member Member Member Member Member

Jackson Miles ’20 in the First Year Showcase


We inaugurated an education program in 2016-17, UMW Theatre Road Trip. This innovative initiative invites patrons to travel with us to Washington, DC, to see a production at one of the many professional theatres in the nation’s capital. On the way to the theatre, our faculty hosts talk with participants about the show they are about to see. On the trip home, the hosts lead a post-performance discussion that allows attendees to reflect on the experience. UMW Theatre Road Trip sold out in 2016-17. 108 patrons traveled with us in September to Ford’s Theatre to see the Broadway-bound production of Come From Away by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. In April, 108 patrons boarded the buses for Arena Stage to see Lorraine Hansberry’s legendary A Raisin in the Sun.

“I know I wouldn’t have made it here without the skills and the experience I gained at Mary Washington. I also know that I’ll forever be part of the UMW family, where we take care of each other long after graduation.” Anissa Felix ’13 Actor, Sunset Boulevard, New York, NY

board the bus Road Trip patrons

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Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC


A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry

Sunday, April 9, 20

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Charles Chaisson

The “play that changed American theater forever” (New York Times) finally comes to Arena Stage. Lo rraine Hansberry’s groundbrea king Younger family’s yearning masterpiece follows the for a better life far from the cramped confines of the ir Chicago tenement. Ho pe arrives in the form of an unexpected financial wi ndfall, but family ties are strain ed when they realize the y have differing definitions of which dreams get realize the American dream—but d and which deferred?

Come From Away

book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and Da vid Hein

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Fresh off sold-out runs in Seattle and San Diego, the new mu sical Come From Away tells the heart -warming true story of how a small Canadian town cared for 6,579 airline passeng ers stranded there on 9/1 1. When 38 planes were diverted to its doorstep, the tow n of Gander doubled in size, playing host strangers and offering foo to an international community of d, a rousing score of folk an shelter, and friendship. Featuring d rock, Come From Away honors the better angels of our natur e, revealing hope and hu manity in a time of darkness.


“. . . expanding the intellectual and emotional capacity of our students . . .”

We awarded 22 scholarships to 22 deserving students. Susan Mulholland Breedin ’86 Scholarship Austen Weathersby ’17 Albert R. Klein Memorial Scholarship Angel Cowen ’18 Morgan Gresham ’17 Cynthia Mullins ’18 Jacob Savage ’18 Arts for the Community Scholarship Levi A. Manuel ’18 Jessica N. Merritt ’18 Rosemary Ingham Scholarship in Theatre Claire Crusott ’18 Keith Belli Scholarship in Theatre Taylor Kiechlin ’17 Jessica Knapp ’17 Alexander Newton ’17 Michael Townsend ’17 Edward Yates ’17 Nina Bushnell Scholarship Neal Gallini-Burdick ’19 Catherine O’Meara ’17 Alexander W. Holsinger Scholarship in Theatre Andrew Baynard ’17 Debby C. Klein Scholarship in Theatre Megan Khaziran ’17 Fred R. Winer Scholarship Beverly Kippenhan ’17 Lee Wingate Pappandreou ’40 Scholarship Gwen Levey ’17 Barbara Crickenberger Hall ’69 Scholarship Madeline Petroskey ’20 Claudia Moore Read Scholarship in Dance Michayla Rice ’18 Sonja Dragomanovic Haydar Scholarship in Dance Taylor Shelton ’17

Honors and Awards Robert E. Ingham Award in Theatre

awarded to a graduating student who has contributed substantially to the excellence of the academic and production programs Taylor Kiechlin

Honors in Theatre conferred by the faculty to graduating students in recognition of academic excellence and extraordinary accomplishment in THEA 482: Senior Project Amanda Barnes, Morgan Gresham, Jessica Kemp, Megan Khaziran, Taylor Kiechlin, Beverly Kippenhan, Gwen Levey, Catherine O’Meara, Austen Weathersby


UMW THEATRE

SCHOLARS Robert Di Leo ’18 & Rick Altenburg ’20 in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

2016-17 Scholarship Re

cipients

“When I went to Mary Washington, I thought theatre was just something I would do for fun. I never thought I could turn it into a real career. However, the amazing professors there showed me all of my options and let me try a little bit of everything. They pushed me to learn as much as possible and helped me grow personally and professionally.” Sam Wilhelm ’15 Stage Manager, Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC


FRIENDS

OF THEATRE

We received 547 individual gifts to Friends of Theatre—274 from first-time donors.

(gifts from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017)

Our heartfelt thanks to friends who make generous gifts that provide scholarships and other educational opportunities for our students. Benefactor

($10,000+) Robert Eastman-Mullins ’00

Polly Updegraff Champ ’61 in honor of my 55th Reunion

Partner

($5,000-$9,999)

Martha L. Smith ’99

Sponsors

Gregg Stull ’82 & Brandon Prendergast ’95

($1,000-$4,999)

Wil H. Bowler Edith Curry Broadhead W. Curtis Chaloner William B., Jr. & Theresa Young Crawley ’77

Patrons

Bill & Donna D’Andrea Mr. & Mrs. Scott C. Delaney Barbara Jarrett Gehr ’68 Mr. John Hoel

Roger Kenvin

in memory of Albert Klein & Shawn Stewart Larson in honor of Steve Larson & Gregg Stull

Rebecca Klein

in memory of Albert Klein in honor of Debby Klein

Dr. Doug ’79 & Mrs. Nancy Lorber Venitta McCall

Allyson Moerman & John Whitten Sue K. Moorefield Elizabeth Hazen Williamson ’74

($500-$999)

Mary A. Bender ’94 Vanessa P. Chapin

John ’80 & Deborah Biggers Garrison ’73 in memory of Stuart Knox Chapin Everett & Kathleen Geno Devin Mitchell Day ’10 G.S.C.N.C. Toga Girl Scouts Charles & Loralee Falvey Duane & Nancy Hansen Scott & Joan Frautschi Col. & Mrs. Robert G. Hanus in memory of Brooke Woods Frautschi ’51 Myron Hasselquist

Supporters

Sustainers

Liane Houghtalin

in memory of JeanAnn Dabb

Steve & Helen Housley

in honor of G.S.C.N.C. Toga Girl Scouts

Paul & Kimberly Kiechlin Steven J. Larson

in memory of Shawn Stewart Larson

Laura Dick Mendelsohn ’81 Angela J. Mills ’01 in honor of Gregg Stull & Gerald & Carolyn Mills

Michael & Elaine Prendergast

Norm & Karen Scanlon Sodexo Campus Ted Tholen Janet F. Wishner

in honor of Brandon Prendergast

Ruth Ellen Richardson ’57

Marianne McDermott ’57

($300-$499)

Timothy J. Erickson ’81 Richard Finkelstein & Meredith Fox Mr. Jonathan K. Pittman & Ms. Debra J. Harber

Anna Geisler Hogan ’82 Kathleen & Forrest Kennedy Michael & Joella Killian Lucy Mancuso Lutterbie ’70 Mary Washington ElderStudy

Ed & Sharon Minniear ’74 Christopher & Kathryn Morrison Jeffrey & Kimberly Pace Edward & Suzanne Rader

Jon ’07 & Samantha Reynolds ’09

Kate D’Andrea ’15 Lonnie & Carol Dalton

Edward & Norma Kay McKinney Cathleen McMillan Sally Hanger Moravitz ’55 Danica J. Odendahl ’95 in memory of Keith Belli Cedric B. Rucker ’81 Joan Hughes Ryan ’67

Nancy Snyder R L Widmann

N. Wayne & Pamela Edgerton Jane & Jim Hart Frank & Susan Havens Ethel Hellman & Meghan O’Connor

Paul & Victoria Hine Timothy Horn ’82 Frances Jessee ’69 Robert Kerns ’81 Barbara Kincaid Chris & Anne Knowlton Robert & Sally Kubarek

Kym & David Crump

Deborah Hart Harris ’79

John Mooney & Helen Baker

Shirley Cullop Rodney Dama Robert & Kelly Di Leo Cynthia A. Dilley Jenna C. Doolittle ’07 Dominion Foundation Basil & M. Ann Strickler Doumas ’55 Darcy Driscoll ’82 Mr. Walter Egee Catherine B. Elwell ’73 Shirley Emerick Bryan & Rachel Esprit John & Sara Fartro Larry & Wendy Felix

Martha Kimball Hearn ’58 Keating Helfrich ’05 Byron & Pat Hinton Martha E. Hoffman Nancy L. Hollenbach ’02 Mr. & Mrs. John Houk

Elizabeth Saunders Morris ’64 Elmer, Jr. ’50 & Marceline Weatherly Morris ’50 Beth-Ann Palmento Emily Rick Parry ’67 Kristopher A. Pelletier ’92 Amy A. Perdue ’82 Fred & Billie Perrine Shandel M. Perron ’00 Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Petroskey

Barbara Buchanan Shepherd ’75 Patricia Seibert-Siegel ’55 John & Sally Smallwood Carrie Sorrels Deniz Soyer ’08 David R. Spry ’08 Mr. & Mrs. Larry Stull

in honor of Gregg Stull

Elisa & Randy Savage Anastasia F. Sullivan ’09

John M. ’07 & Denise M. Symonds ’05 Deborah A. Walker ’73 Tom & Archer Williams ’88

($200-$299)

Jack Allison & Mary Ann Stana Nancie Ames William M. Boldon Nancy Brothers Mary A. Byrd ’77 Tiffany M. Cothran ’95 Nancie Ames

Donors

Barbara Crickenberger Hall ’69

in honor of Callie Lou Freed ’87

in honor of Jesse Stommel

Martin & Vicky Wilder ’80 in honor of Maggie Wilder ’15

Sarah Curtis Wimberley ’80

($100-$199)

The American Endowment Foundation Anonymous Carl R. & Darlene Z. Ackerman Ernest & Lynn Ackermann William & Amy Barnes in honor of Amanda Barnes

Robert J. Barry

in honor of Torre Meringolo

DeAnna Toten Beard ’91 Joan D. Bitely Edwin & Della Boscana

in honor of Erick Boscana ’20

Laura Bowman Andrew & Kim Bridenbaugh Allison Broadhead Anne Broadhead Jamie Broadhead ’18 Emily J. Burke ’15 Lisbeth White Busch ’00 Marilyn & Stephen Butters in honor of Gregg Stull

Dr. James A. Bynum Lisa M. Catapano Jarrod R. Champagne Craig & Karine Close Melissa A. Cote ’01 Judith A. Crissman John & Terry Crowley, Jr. Evan T. Crump ’15

in honor of Evan Crump ’15

in honor of Anissa Felix ’13

Alice Funkhouser Flowers ’65 Mark & Kristina Fortune in honor of Victoria Fortune ’20

Anne H. Frautschi Callie Lou Dalton Freed ’87 Andy Gabler Brenda L. Gibbs Jim Goehring & Linda LaFave Melodie Birmingham Good ’81 in memory of Alex Holsinger ’81

Dan & Laura Grable Peggy & Roy Gratz

in memory of Shawn Stewart Larson

in memory of Scott Thomas

David & Mary Karcher Evelyn J. Kealey Charles & Lynette Kemp

in honor of Jessica Kemp ’17

Lynn Shelby Kickingbird ’68 Kevin A. ’99 & Jennifer Moss Kincaid ’02 Roy H. Kissinger Wendy Flora Knight ’02 Kim S. Kreider in honor of Grace Kreider ’18

Karl & Donna Krueger Vicki Lewis Victoria Miller Liu ’06 Kevin C. Long ’98 Ronald Lunardini Kathryn McDaniel Eric McDaniel Carolyn Mathur Erin J. Merrill ’04

in memory of Scott Houk

in honor of Madeline Petroskey ’20

Grace Phillips Katilin Pierce Kenneth & Lora Pierson, Jr. Jane Pognay J. Karyl Reynolds Kurt & Mary Lou Reynolds Lawrence & Cheryl Ricciardi Joe & Maxine Rice in honor of Michayla Rice ’18

Joan & Bill Rice James & Katherine Roach Michael & Miriam Rollin Mary Scally Steven and Judith Scheibe Patricia Seyller ’77 Nancy Askew Sheleheda ’91

in honor of Christopher Stull

Robert B., Jr. ’93 & Allison Andrews Teweles ’95 Ford T. Torney ’16 Michael & Dawn Townsend Neva S. Trenis ’00 Randy & Rebecca Van Nostrand Peggy A. Verdine Sam & Midge Vittoria Bill & Carol Wachter Lt. Col. & Mrs. J.B. Waltermire Elizabeth Andrews Wasem ’71 Paulette S. Watson Mike & Jenny Wilhelm Kit & Peter Wilkinson Marc A. ’98 & Melissa Rosegrant Williams ’01 Suzanne Willis Wayne W. Wray Lynn & Mel Wright Clarence & June Zeringue


Members

($35-$99)

Paul & Kathleen Adler Anonymous Alicia J. Austin ’16 Maureen M. Aylward Jack Bales Amanda L. Barnes Barbara J. Barrett Mariah Fore Beachboard ’02 Mary Becelia & Clay Clavert ’95 Waldo & Joanne Beck Kenneth W. Bellamy ’17 R. Cartland Berge Roy & Thea Beutel Dr. Noble Bichara Glenn M. Birch ’85 in honor of Claire Smallwood ’19

Susan Scally Blackerby Emma Q. Bledsoe ’18 Quinn & Gerta Bledsoe Dr. & Mrs. Chuck Block Erick Boscana ’20 George & Marge Brandel Catherine Brewer Jonathon Bridgeman ’12 Ellen R. Brown ’69 Robin Brumm Clayton ’95 Jason Bryan ’95 Frances Rodgers Bryant ’68 Charlotte Burrill Laurene Fisher Calloway ’77 Ms. Patricia Canciglia Susan R. Carnohan Jennifer R. Catron ’05 Gene & Barbara Chenault Maxine M. Clark Courtney Clayton in memory of Dale Wright

James John ’09 & Talya Halpern Conroy ’09 Thomas Mitch Coomer Angel J. Cowen ’18 Claire L. Crusott ’18 Ashleigh M. DiBenedetto ’20 Kevin DiCicco ’18 Paul & Ann DiCicco Madeleine M. Dilley ’17 Deb Love Dowling Ryan J. Driver Alejandro ’96 & Julie O’Leary Elena ’99

Jessica N. Elkins ’20 Ms. Karren Kay Elscott

in honor of Clay Spence ’20

Ms. Lynn Emerick Isabella Esprit Lauren C. Esprit Monica Peterschmidt Ettinger ’82 Ms. Patricia Fatovic Anissa R. Felix ’13 Charles & Laura Fennemore Dana V. Ferreira ’05 Victor A. Fingerhut Helen Fortune Victoria E. Fortune ’20 Taryn N. Friend ’04 Neal Gallini-Burdick ’19 Katharine Garvey Goddin ’99 Wilson & Carolyn Good Matthew T. Good ’19 Sarah M. Green ’19 Morgan K. Gresham ’17 Noreen M. Grimes ’79 Ira D. Grinnan, Jr. Katie Grogan-Henderson Mr. & Mrs. Robert P. Gutkowski Sophia K. Gutkowski ’18 Dia Quillen Hablutzel ’91 Mariellen Hagy Robert Hale, Jr. ’04 Allyson L. Harkey ’00 Jackie Harkins Ann Harris John & Susan Harvin Zachary C. Hatcher Felysia R. Havens ’14 Rodney & Susan Hayzlett Robin W. Higgins Julie A. Hodge Jannan W. Holmes ’89 Deborah Hood & Michael Recant Cindy & Don Horan Cathy Hoskins Lydia E. Hundley ’20 Natalie Joy Johnson ’00 Sonja Johnson Tionge R.P. Johnson ’15 Jessica L. Johnston ’06 Stephen & Mary Johnston Javon Jones ’20

Marsha Kangas ’18 The Karcher Family Jessica Kemp ’17 Bernice Kenneweg Megan Khaziran ’17 Lt. Col. & Mrs. Edmond F. Kiechlin, Jr. Taylor Kiechlin ’17 Amber M. Kintz Beverly K. Kippenhan ’17 Jessica L. Knapp ’17 Christopher Kreider

Cynthia Mullins ’18 John & Bonny Nere Tammy Neubert Cheryl Newberger

Grace L. Kreider ’18 Robin L. Kreider Julia Kuliasha Peter W. Larson ’07 Matthew S. Lawson ’05 Leah Elizabeth LeBlanc Gwen A. Levey ’17 Mark & Ingrid Levey

in honor of Gregg Stull & in memory of Keith Belli

in honor of Grace Kreider ’18

in honor of Gwen Levey ’17

Carl & Anne Little Robert C. Lunger ’92 Mr. & Mrs. James Lynch Mr. Carl Lyons Joseph & Laura Lyon Kodi R. McCall ’17 Michael & Lynne McCay Nicholas McGovern ’14 Jackson & Amanda McGrady Anne dePorry McGrath ’58 Jane McMillan in honor of Alexander Rios ’18

Charlotte A. Maalouf ’12 Isun Malekghassemi ’15 Richard Mansfield Marilyn Marks Dixie Martin Elsie Mastin Betsy Mathias Jack & Diane May in honor of Amanda May

Joe & Susan Metz Robert J. Miller Frank & Genny Miraglia Jeanine Boeke Mlynek ’99 Reid Moffatt ’15 Mrs. Mary Molter Meagan Morrisson ’20 Stephen & Parrish Mort

in honor of Robin Brumm Clayton ’95

Alexander C. Newton ’17 Norman & Martha Newton Helen Niswander Renee M. Norris ’99 Judy Norton Cat O’Meara ’17 Susan Oldach Ilma Meade Overman, M.D. ’65 Robert & Karen Packard Devon D. Painter

in memory of Rosemary Ingham

Tiffany Hayzlett Parker ’98 Penny A. Parrish Steven Peppers Gayle Weinberger Petro ’79 Madeline V. Petroskey ’20 Jennifer M. Pflager Raymond Polcha Michele Billy Povill ’71 Vernon & Dawna Poyner, Jr. Ryan J. Poyner ’17 Christie S. Pugh ’87 Kathleen Pyrce ’77 Ms. Vicki Ravenel Elizabeth C. Reed ’11 Amy Elisabeth Reiter ’98 Ms. Dorothy Rice Linda Rich Alexander R. Rios ’18 Laura Danis Rizer ’97 Patricia Heimbach Roche ’71 Diane P. Rogers ’08 Samantha E. Rollin ’18 Debbie Sandstrom Sally Sarkisian Jacob E. Savage ’18 William S. Schiller & Linda J. Kaup Margaret Schlachter Debra J. Schleef in memory of Sandra Schleef

Jaqueline E. Schuster ’19 Margaret Seibert Catherine Seller Lesley Abrams Serenyi ’79

Abraham I. Shaikh ’19 Charles M. Sharpless Richard & Irene Shearer Thomas Simpson ’81 Mrs. Norma Slyder Emily C. Smallwood ’19 Michelle L. Smith

in memory of William Todd Smith

Dane & Marla Snyder

in honor of Taryn E. Snyder ’15

Taryn E. Snyder ’15 Helena Spadacene ’09 Mrs. D Ann Spence Tari Stage-Harvey ’93 Norma J. Starkweather ’74 Katharine F. Stephens ’03 Linda LeHardy Sweet ’54 Ruth Temeschinko Bess B. Ten Eyck ’13 Michael Townsend ’17 Carol Finke Tarkington ’71 Els Van Wingerden Nancy W. Verity Madeline Wagner Catherine & Scott Walker Christel M. Walls Timothy F. Waltonen Cindy Wang ’18 Austen Weathersby ’17 William Weathersby Grace L. Weaver ’20 Donna R. Weber ’08 Julia Wells ’16 Ellen M. White ’14 Roger & Anita White Samantha A. Wilhelm ’15 Nancy Coates Wilson ’65 Ellen Wilson Jamie D. Wilson ’14 Christopher A. Wingert Melanie S. Wisner ’18 Marilyn Wojdak Marlene Wong Ronda Worcester Mark W.C. Wright ’02 Marc & Mary Ann Wright Gina Yolango ’03 Robert & Joan Young Rabbi Ronda & Charles Young Norm & Linda Young Kelli Hayes Zezulka ’03

FUND FOR THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE We are especially grateful to donors who have established the Fund for Theatrical Excellence by naming a seat in Klein Theatre. This endowment will provide critical resources to the Department of Theatre & Dance in support of productions, guest artists, project development, and theatrical research. 5 individuals purchased seats to honor and remember loved ones, bringing the total of named seats in Klein Theatre to 49. Mary Bender ’94, in memory of Heather Ringer ’94 Beverly Blaisdell, in memory of Betty J. Blaisdell Roger J. Bourdon, professor emeritus, & Dorothy L. Bourdon ’88 Robert Burke, in honor of Emily Burke ’15 The Butters Family, in honor of Professor Gregg Stull Ed Burwitz, in memory of Bob Bonshire Vanessa Chapin, in memory of Stuart Knox Chapin The Company of Sunday in the Park With George, in honor of Gregg Stull 2014 Matt Cooper, in honor of Christy Shutt Cooper ’05 Mary Dunford, in honor of Paul A. Dunford ’01 & Marie-Audrey Desy Robert Eastman-Mullins ’00 Girl Scouts, in honor of G.S.C.N.C. TOGA Col. Robert G. Hanus & Carole A. Hanus Liane Houghtalin, in memory of JeanAnn Dabb, Professor of Art History Jean Graham Hunt, in honor of David E. Hunt Roger Lee Kenvin, in memory of Verna Rudd Kenvin Roger Lee Kenvin, in memory of Gladys Macdonald Ruth Ellen S. Richardson ’57, in memory of Alis Loehr Bailey UMW Theatre Students, in memory of Scott Houk ’17 Peggy A. Verdine, in memory of Patrick S. Verdine, 70th, November 4, 2015 Relling Westfall, in loving memory of Eunice M. Brison Vicky & Marty Wilder, in honor of Vicky N. Wilder ’80, Tori Wilder ’12, Maggie Wilder ’15 Janet Wishner, in memory of Lawrence A. Wishner Mary Washington ElderStudy Roger Lee Kenvin, in memory of Hildy Parks Cohen, Actress & Tony’s Writer

Debby Klein, in honor of Judy & Becky Klein Debby Klein, in memory of Albert Klein Rebecca Klein & Judy Klein, in honor of Albert R. Klein & Debby Klein Dr. Doug & Nancy Lorber 1979, Lifetime Friends Elizabeth W. Lucas, in memory of Roy J. Lucas, “Brother Fidelis” Venitta C. McCall, in memory of Dr. Dale L. Wright Darren McKewen, honoring Edgar McKewen-Moreno, Class of 2014 Marianne McDermott, Class of 1957 Mikhalevsky-Perry Family Angela J. Mills ’01, in honor of Gregg Stull & Gerald & Carolyn Mills Edward Minniear, in honor of Sharon Minniear ’74 Edward Minniear, in honor of Ted Minniear ’10 Allyson Moerman & John Whitten, in honor of Jennifer Moerman ’07 & Peter Moerman ’14 Mr. John Mooney & Ms. Helen Baker, in memory of Scott Houk ’17 Francis E. Moravitz, in honor of Sally Hanger Moravitz ’55, Dancer & Actor Morris Memories, Marcy 1950 • Juney 1950 • Paul 2010 • Cassie 2011 Miriam Jones Parsons, in memory of Michael Houston, MWC 1957-1973 For Sugar Daddy & Big Daddy – Love MWC Brunch Crew Brandon Prendergast ’95, in honor of Gregg Stull ’82 Brandon Prendergast ’95, in memory of Gary DeSimone, MD Rose Reif, in memory of Thomas Somma Kurt & Mary Lou Reynolds, in honor of Jon K. Reynolds ’07 Kurt & Mary Lou Reynolds, in honor of Samantha L. Reynolds ’09 Gary Richards, in honor of the 2012 INTO THE WOODS Production Team


WHO WE ARE

Ian Nace ’19 and Neal Gallini-Burdick ’19 in Macbeth

“I’m really happy to say I spent my time at Mary Washington because that’s where I learned leadership, collaboration, and the social responsibility of theatre. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the wonderful faculty and staff in the theatre department.” Katherine Stephens ’03 Education Program Manager, Proctors Theater, Schenectady, NY

“. . . committed to collaboration as a means to accomplish our work . . .”


Department Chair and Producing Director Gregg Stull

Faculty Cate Brewer, Julie Hodge, Helen M. Housley, Kevin McCluskey, Niffer Pflager, Gregg Stull

Adjunct Faculty Casey Kaleba, Kristin LePine, Brandon Prendergast, Roxann Rowley, Steve Spotswood, Natalie Tenner, Christopher Wingert

Faculty Emeritus David E. Hunt, Jr.

Director of Marketing & Audience Services Jon K. Reynolds

Production Advisor Brandon Prendergast

Assistant to the Chair Taryn Snyder

Scene Shop Foreman Kenny Leon Horning

Costume Shop Supervisor Marilyn Wojdak

Faculty Hosts, UMW Theatre Road Trip Helen Housley, Gary Richards, Natalie Tenner

Guest Artists Tony Angelini, Jason Arnold, Alicia Austin, Catherine Girardi, Madeline LeCuyer, Casey Kaleba, Samantha L. Reynolds, Christopher Wingert

Orchestra Members Christine Abeel, Damien Bollino, John Fitzmaurice, Brittany Frompovich, Jason Hammers, Wes Hockaday, Brian Schmidt, Dane Snyder, Marla Snyder, Zach Ware, Christopher Wingert

Photographer Geoff Greene

Graphic Designer Jon K. Reynolds

Group Sales Director Taryn Snyder

duPont Housekeeping Staff Elizabeth Campos, Tracey Ellis, Ashley Grimsly, Rosa Matta, Brandy Saunders

Stitchers, Wardrobe, Run Crew, Lightboard Operators, Scenic Artists, Electricians, Sound Engineers, Carpenters, Projection Operators, Design Assistants, Scene Painters, Properties Crew, Box Office Assistants, Management Office Assistants Students enrolled in: THEA 131 & 132: Technical Production THEA 290: Scene Painting THEA 242: Costume Construction THEA 390: Theatre Practicum

Stage Managers Matthew Good ’19, Taylor Kiechlin ’17, Sam Rollin ’18

Assistant Stage Managers Carly Bishop ’20, Brenden Bowman ’19, Sam Rollin ’19, Grace Weaver ’20, Teresa Wright ’20

Production Assistants Brenden Bowman ’19, Meagan Morrison ’20 Grace Weaver ’20, Teresa Wright ’20

House Managers Angel Cowen ’18, Jessica Knapp ’17, Michayla Rice ’18

Assistant House Managers Tessa Cate ’18, Cameron Duncan ’19, Mo Gresham ’17, Sky Lerner ’18, Lauren Mort ’18, Austen Weathersby ’17

Head Ushers Mandy Barnes ’17, Weston Boswick ’18, Nicholas Dorsey ’19, Carly Shapiro ’18, Olivia Whicheloe ’19, Edward Yates ’17

Box Office Staff Victoria Fortune ’20, Neal Gallini-Burdick ’19, Megan Khaziran ’17, Beverly Kippenhan ’17, Jessica Knapp ’17, Mo Gresham ’17, Cynthia Mullins ’18, Michayla Rice ’18, Abraham Shaikh ’19

Management Office Staff Matthew Good ’19, Mo Gresham ’17, Megan Khaziran ’17, Taylor Kiechlin ’17, Gwen Levey ’17, Cynthia Mullins ’18, Alexander Rios ’18, Austen Weathersby ’17, Grace Weaver ’20

Scene Shop Staff Andrew Baynard ’17, Jamie Broadhead ’18, Will Britt ‘18, Lauren Mort ’18

Electrics Shop Staff Andrew Baynard ’17, Angel Cowen ’18

Costume Shop Staff Grace Krieder ’18, Sasha Zabela ’18

President Troy D. Paino

Vice President, Business & Finance Richard Pearce

Acting Provost Nina Mikhalevsky

Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Richard Finkelstein

Associate Vice President, Advancement Kenneth Steen

Associate Vice President, University Relations Anna Billingsley

CEO, UMW Foundation Jeffrey W. Rountree

Our work is made possible by dozens of people in every office and division of the University of Mary Washington. We are grateful to count them as partners in all that we do.


Department of Theatre and Dance 1301 College Avenue Fredericksburg, VA 22401 (540) 654-1243 cas.umw.edu/theatre www.FredTix.com Photo Credits: Geoff Greene, Jon K. Reynolds, Taryn Snyder

“I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt, I would not be where I am today if it weren’t for the passionate and practical education I got at Mary Washington. I’m grateful for it every day.” Barbara Howlin ’03 Actor, Los Angeles, CA

Austen Weathersby ’17 in Macbeth

UMW Theatre Annual Report 2016-17  
UMW Theatre Annual Report 2016-17