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A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR I am thrilled that Yale Rep audiences are the first to experience this beautiful new play by Kirsten Greenidge. And I am equally delighted to present this fine company of actors, including Ella Joyce, who made her Yale Rep debut twenty years ago in the world premiere of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, and to welcome back Resident Director Evan Yionoulis.
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Welcome to the world premiere of Bossa Nova!
If you come here frequently, you may know already that our 45year history is perhaps most vividly defined by the large-scale production of new work by playwrights who have gone on to make indelible contributions to the American theatre. August Wilson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Athol Fugard, Sarah Ruhl, and Christopher Durang are just a few of the writers who have premiered plays here at Yale on their path to national and international recognition. Your attendance here today is a meaningful expression of support for our commitment to writers like Kirsten Greenidge, whose incisive and moving plays, many of which explore how race, class, and culture intersect in the United States, have been produced in Boston, Louisville, and San Francisco. This production of Bossa Nova is only the start of what I hope will be a long relationship between Kirsten and our theatre: she is under commission to write a new play for Yale Rep. Next up in our season, beginning in January, is August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, directed by Liesl Tommy, who helmed last year’s Eclipsed by Danai Gurira. This will be the first revival of an August Wilson play in our theatre’s history: The Piano Lesson, which received the Pulitzer Prize in Drama, had its world premiere at Yale Rep in 1987. It returns triumphant nearly 25 years later, having been performed on Broadway and around the world (and filmed for television), its author now universally recognized as one of the most important voices in the world theatre canon. There are several easy and affordable ways for you to enjoy all three remaining productions of the season, which also includes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet directed by Shana Cooper and the U.S. premiere of Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata directed by Robert Woodruff, whose acclaimed Yale Rep production of Notes from Underground was recently seen on both the West Coast and in New York. You can even apply the cost of today’s ticket to our new 4-play subscription and not miss a single show! Thank you again for being here today. As always, I look forward to receiving your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your thoughtful comments are one of the best measurements of how we’re doing, and they are greatly appreciated. See you in 2011! Sincerely,
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YALE REPERTORY THEATRE James Bundy, Artistic Director victoria Nolan, managing Director
PRESENTS THE wORLD PREMIERE OF
bossa nova by kirsten greenidge
directed by evan yionoulis Scenic Designer
ANA M. MILOSEvIC
SuMMER LEE jACk
Lighting Designer Sound Designer Production Dramaturgs Dialect Coach Casting Directors Stage manager
LAuRA j. ECkELMAN MICHAEL vINCENT SkINNER CATHERINE SHEEHY ANNE SEIwERATH jANE guYER TARA RubIN LAuRA SCHuTzEL LEE MICkLIN
oRIGINAL mUSIC ComPoSED BY TImo ShANKo Bossa Nova was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory, and developed, in part, with the assistance of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, with additional support from the Sundance Instituteâ€™s Time Warner Storytelling Fellowship, and at Centenary Stage. Development and production support are provided by the Yale Center for New Theatre, established and operated through a grant from the Robina Foundation and with significant support from the Andrew W. mellon Foundation. Bossa Nova is the recipient of a 2010 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. SEASoN mEDIA SPoNSoR
CAST (IN oRDER oF SPEAKING)
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1. MontgoMery, and greensboro, and LittLe rock (2:49)
Magnus ustus, literally “big fire,” is the pagan celebration of what Americans call “Indian summer.” The British “St. Martin’s Summer” refers to the saint’s feast day, November 11.
3. ah, Magnus ustus! (that shouLd be st. Martin’s day to you.) (3:36)
Along with black leather jackets and black pants, the black beret was part of the uniform adopted by the Black Panthers, a revolutionary organization in the Black Power movement of the 1960s and 70s. Led by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, the Panthers began in Oakland, California, but blazed onto the international scene when U.S. Olympians Tommy Smith and John Carlos gave their signature salute, raising their fists in the air during a medal ceremony at the 1968 Summer Games.
2. you’d Look quite fetching (wearing one of those LittLe bLack berets) (4:30)
Sites of key actions during the Civil Rights Movement: Montgomery for the bus boycott, Greensboro for lunch counter sit-ins, and Little Rock for U.S. Army-enforced integration of its schools by nine black children in 1957.
4. dashikis (2:57)
A dashiki is a colorful, loose-fitting shirt of West African origin, popular in the U.S. in the late 1960s, and representing black Americans’ pride in their African heritage.
5. this tuning in and dropping out business (5:45)
LSD proponent Timothy Leary coined the phrase “tune in, turn on, drop out” in 1965 to describe the mind-expanding effects of using the drug. It quickly became shorthand for a countercultural worldview.
6. dixie peach (so your kitchen won’t spread) (4:14)
Dixie Peach pomade, a hair dressing marketed to African Americans, was popular in the 1940s through the 1960s. The “kitchen” is the hair just above the neck, which easily tangles and develops knots.
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We hope these “liner notes” will help you get to know the personnel a bit more person to speak for themselves, there is a “discography” of key lines from the play for each.
Ahh, to be Dee! Dee is young, Dee is gifted, and Dee is . . . blank. Sometimes a tablet for her mother to inscribe with axioms of etiquette and race pride, sometimes an empty slate for her history teacher to chalk up with visions of primitivism and clichéd countercultural slogans, Dee struggles to take hold of her own narrative. She may be fed up with Lady’s world of cotillions and league lunches, but does this damsel really need a white knight with the three musketeers, ’Trane, Bird, and Dizz, to save her?
In Lady Paradis, name and nature meet. Lady strives for correctness in all things. From a poor virginia childhood, she has risen to the top of Boston’s black society, and all she wants to give Dee and Jane is everything she has had to claw and scrape for for herself: an advantageous marriage, a beautiful garden, a flawless reputation, and poise—but nothing else—coming out her pores. Dee, as a typical daughter, wants none of it, so Lady sings the Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth Blues.
If only the world understood him, if only the man—or the nuns—appreciated him! St. Ursula’s loose-cannon history teacher, micheal wants to expand minds, not just impart facts. he doesn’t want students kowtowing to “gods on high.” After school, the sounds of jazz records escape from behind micheal’s office door, while on weekends he tries to work up the courage to pick up his sax. In Dee, micheal sees the youth, fearlessness, and connection to black culture he wishes were his, and he wants to release her from the insipidity of the bossa nova to the vitality of jazz.
DISCOgRAPHY “If I Could, I’d have Lena horne’s Nose” “A Lady Shouldn’t Ever (Smell Like a Woman)”— duet with Lady Paradis “You Can’t Feel Anything with Gloves” “Pheasant under Glass” “I’ll Teach her to Sing Every Inch of herself”
DISCOgRAPHY “more Cream ma’am, Some Pie Sir” “A Straightening Comb over my head Every Sunday and a Clothespin on my Nose Every Night” “I Didn’t Let my Color Show” “New money Never Smells Particularly Good”
DISCOgRAPHY “Cool, Daddy-o” “No matter What Billboard Says” “Newspapers Are Just Facts” “I Like Spice” “The Current of our Country Is in the Belly of the Blacks”
the breakout album by bossa nova’s characters.
nally. And in order to allow Dee Paradis and her eclectic quintet, the Bossa Novaces,
Life and happiness are enviably synonymous for 9-year-old Jane. She wants just two things: to catch August fireflies with Dee and to go shopping for her brand-new school uniform. As she hopscotches through the end of summer, her future becomes a point of contention between Lady and Dee, who tries like mad to make sure the second verse isn’t the same as the first.
Idol worship can be a form of tyranny. Dee’s daffy, demanding, adoring roommate Grace is the other outsider at St. Ursula’s: a scholarship girl from Southie. Grace is bracing herself against the inevitability of class pressure and financial hardship by using her time in high school to identify and develop her “talent.” If she’s going to end up poor, a life of bohemianism in Greenwich village is better than a cold convent any day of the week. She and Dee will be two Sophisticated Ladies!
Don’t fall in love with a dreamer. Joan and Dee have more in common than either is willing to admit: daughters of privilege, both have upset their parents’ expectations. A Boston Brahmin with a romantic streak, Joan was drawn to micheal’s free spirit—but after years of marriage, she’s finally forced to sort out why her life hasn’t turned out as she’d planned.
DISCOgRAPHY “They’re Called Dashikis” “It’s for Fireflies” “Black Jump Back, Brown Stick Around”
DISCOgRAPHY “Watch my Brothers Shout at the Red Sox on Tv” “Those Two make Gray (and That’s Perfect)” “Drink Strawberry Wine and Never Wear Deodorant” “Pray, Pray, Pray to the virgin mother” “Walk-ups and Cold Dinners”
DISCOgRAPHY “A Girl Who Should have Listened to her mother” “We Already Pay People to Do That” “Every Single Charge Card her husband has” “Worth Warming over”
CAST FRANCESCA CHOY-kEE* (DEE PARADIS) is delighted to be making her Yale Rep debut. her New York stage credits include Letters to the End of the World (At hand Theatre Company); Young Jean Lee’s The Shipment, Evergreen (Prospect Theater Company); Athol Fugard’s Sorrows and Rejoicings, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Constant Wife, Picnic, and As You Like It (NYU’s Graduate Acting Program). her regional and international credits include work at The Kennedy Center; The Thalia Theatre in hamburg, Germany; Nicholas martin’s She Stoops to Conquer (mcCarter Theatre); mat Smart’s Chopin’s Preludes, and Sam Forman’s Please Stop Talking (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Film credits include Sharon Greytak’s Archaeology of a Woman starring Sally Kirkland. She received her undergraduate degree from Tisch School of the Arts and RADA and her mFA in 2009 from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program.
EMILY DORSCH* (JoAN CABoT) is thrilled to be making her Yale Rep debut, having graduated from Yale School of Drama in 2007. her Broadway credits include the Lincoln Center Theater production of Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (understudy) and A Man for All Seasons at the Roundabout Theatre Company. She has also appeared in The Miracle Worker at Paper mill Playhouse and on television in Law & order, Law & order: SvU, Gossip Girl, and New Amsterdam.
ELLA jOYCE* (LADY PARADIS) made her Yale Rep debut in the world premiere of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running, opposite Laurence Fishburne, in 1990. her other theatre credits include the world premieres of Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Lynn Nottage, for which she received both the Jeff Award and the Black Theatre Alliance Award (Goodman Theatre), and August Wilson’s King Hedley II (Pittsburgh Public Theater); Fences (National Black Theatre Festival); Don’t Get God Started; Brothers, Sisters, Husbands & Wives; Barefoot in the Park; and her own one-woman play, A Rose Among Thorns: A Tribute to Rosa Parks, which she has performed for more than three years at venues across the country. She was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for her role as Eleanor on the hit sitcom Roc. her other film and television credits include Set It off; Bubba Ho-Tep; Selma, Lord Selma; Dead of Winter; Uncle P; Who Made the Potatoe Salad?; A Simple Promise; Stranger Inside; Salvation; Preacher’s Kid; our Family Wedding; My Wife & Kids; Eve; The Jamie Foxx Show; In the House; Seinfeld; and the award-winning music video for TLC’s Waterfalls. www.ellajoyce.com
TOMMY SCHRIDER* (mIChEAL CABoT) made his Yale Rep debut last season in Robert Woodruff’s production of Battle of Black and Dogs. his New York credits include Close Ties (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Septimus & Clarissa (Red Bull/Ripe Time); Acts of Mercy, St. Crispin’s Day (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); She Stoops to Conquer, Pigtown (Irish Rep); RACE (Classic Stage Company); Greek Holiday (Abingdon Theatre Company); Indoor/outdoor (Summer Play Festival); and Bread & Roses (New York Theatre Workshop). Regional theatre credits include productions at South Coast Rep, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, huntington Theatre Company, Westport Country Playhouse, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, hartford TheaterWorks, virginia Stage, Portland Stage, Pioneer Theatre, hangar Theatre, and Andrew’s Lane in Dublin, Ireland. Film and television credits include The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, Medium, Numb3rs, Law & order, Whoopi, and As the World Turns. he received his mFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. MALENkY wELSH (JANE PARADIS) is making her Yale Rep debut. malenky’s first stage experience was in the world premiere of Paula vogel’s A Civil War Christmas at Long Wharf Theatre, and she also appeared in the same show at New haven Theater Company the following year. She is delighted to be working with her sister Remsen, who is understudying the role of Jane in this production. malenky has worked for Wilhemina models in New York and has performed in a children’s music video. She is a member of the Elm City Girls Choir, and in her free time, she enjoys reading, drawing, playing with her sisters, and skateboarding. her dream is to be a veterinarian one day.
LIbbY wOODbRIDgE* (GRACE mAhoNEY) is making her Yale Rep debut. her theatre credits include Gabriel (Atlantic Theater Company), Moonlight (The Studio Theatre, DC), Rock ’n’ Roll (Wilma Theater), and Third (understudy, huntington Theatre Company). She also participated in the 2010 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene o’Neill Theater Center. Libby holds a BFA from Boston University.
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CREATIvE TEAM LAuRA j. ECkELMAN (LIGhTING DESIGNER) is a third-year mFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include elijah, orlando, Phèdre, and Hamlet. other credits include Good Words, Far Away, Radio Station, Hold for Beauty, and Three Sisters, or the Dormouse’s Tale (Yale Cabaret); Fly By Night, The Mystery of Irma vep, Late: A Cowboy Song (Yale Summer Cabaret); Crave, Somewhere in the Pacific, Scenes from an Execution (Potomac Theater Project); Ghosts and BusStop (Columbia University). She has received regional and national awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and holds a BA from middlebury College.
kIRSTEN gREENIDgE (PLAYWRIGhT) is the author of the plays Milk Like Sugar, The Luck of the Irish, Rust, The Curious Walk of the Salamander, Sans-Culottes in the Promised Land, 103 Within the veil, and The Gibson Girl. She has developed her work at Sundance (Utah and Ucross), magic Theatre, National New Play Network, Cardinal Stage, South Coast Repertory, madison Rep, Page 73, hourglass, Bay Area Playwrights, Playwrights horizons, New Dramatists, The mark Taper Forum, A.S.K., The Eugene o’Neill Theater Center, Guthrie Theater, mixed Blood, mcCarter Theatre Center, humana Festival of New American Plays, moxie, and New Georges. She is the recipient of a huntington Theatre Playwriting Fellowship, an NEA/TCG residency at Woolly mammoth Theatre Company, and was recently playwright-in-residence at Companyone. She has also received Sundance’s Time Warner Award for Bossa Nova. Kirsten attended Wesleyan University and The Playwright’s Workshop/University of Iowa and is a member of New Dramatists and Rhombus. She is currently working on a commission from Yale Repertory Theatre. jANE guYER (DIALECT CoACh) is a Lecturer in Speech at Yale School of Drama. her coaching credits include productions at Yale Rep, American Repertory Theatre, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, and Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. Jane received her mFA in voice and speech pedagogy from the American Repertory Theatre Institute at harvard University and is an associate teacher of Fitzmaurice voicework®. SuMMER LEE jACk (CoSTUmE DESIGNER) is a third-year mFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include the things are against us and The Seagull. her New York credits include A Piece of My Heart, Who Will Carry the Word? (Red Fern Theatre Company); The Wild Party (Gallery Players); The Compleat Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) and Nevermore (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey). She received her BA from Arizona State University. LEE MICkLIN* (STAGE mANAGER) is a third-year mFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Phèdre, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and Man=Man. Previous Yale Rep credits include We Have Always Lived in the Castle earlier this season and last season’s Compulsion. Additional credits include Pamela Precious and Flowers and other Stories at Yale Cabaret, where he also directed Evil Dead: The Musical. Recently Lee worked at Lincoln Center Theater’s Directors Lab. he previously worked as a production assistant on Camelot at Goodspeed musicals and in New York at Food for Thought Productions and *mEmBER oF ACToRS’ EqUITY ASSoCIATIoN, UNIoN oF PRoFESSIoNAL ACToRS AND STAGE mANAGERS.
the Pascal Rioult Dance Company. he has also stage managed shows at the New York International Fringe Festival and midtown International Theatre Festival. Lee holds a BA in theatre from Lehigh University.
ANA M. MILOSEvIC (SCENIC DESIGNER) originally from Serbia, is a third-year mFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she designed costumes for Every other Hamlet In The Universe and sets for Phèdre. She studied industrial and interior design at the high School for Design and received her BFA in theatre production design from ohio University. her theatre credits include set design for American Schemes (New York Summer Stage); costumes for Complete Female Stage Beauty, Happyslap, Safe (performer, director, and designer); assistant set designer for Reckless and The Taming of the Shrew. She was the production designer for the feature film Distortion. Awards and achievements include: SAFE, USITT Award for Excellence in Performing Arts 2007, and Pq2007 participant in two categories (Prague 2007).
TARA RubIN CASTINg (CASTING DIRECToRS) has been casting at Yale Rep since 2004. Broadway: Promises, Promises; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot (adult casting); Shrek; Guys and Dolls; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; Jersey Boys; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; The Phantom of the opera; The Country Girl; Young Frankenstein; The Farnsworth Invention; Rock ’n’ Roll; The History Boys (US casting); Les Misérables; Spamalot; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Pirate Queen; Good vibrations; Bombay Dreams; oklahoma!; Flower Drum Song; Imaginary Friends; Metamorphoses (New York casting). Lincoln Center Theater: Happiness, The Frogs, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, A Man of No Importance, Anything Goes (concert). The Kennedy Center: Mame, Mister Roberts, The Sondheim Celebration, and Tennessee Williams Explored. The old Globe: Robin and the Seven Hoods, The First Wives Club, Sammy. Film: The Producers: The Musical. members, Casting Society of America. MICHAEL vINCENT SkINNER (SoUND DESIGNER) Theatre credits include White Embers (Samuel French 2010 ooB Short Play Festival Winner), Drowning the Sun, Cracked (Upon A Time), and PvT. Wars! (Royal Pyngwyn Collective), all in New York; the things are against us, Phèdre, The French Play (Yale School of Drama); The Rocky Horror Show, Far Away, Good Words, Evil Dead: The Musical, Bitter Sauce (Yale Cabaret); Cloud Tectonics (Amherst College); Pulling Apart, Arsenic and old Lace, Cannibal! The Musical, A Piece of My Heart, Anything Goes (Southern Connecticut State University); Gathering Shells, Medea (quinnipiac University); Pink Floyd’s The Wall (Black onion Players); The Who’s Tommy, The Mystery of Twicknam vicarage, The Radical Radio Show, The Musicality Series (Puzzle Piece Theatre); Seussical The Musical, Honk, and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (City of New haven). Associate Design: Compulsion (Yale Rep). Film: The Seven Brothers of Waterbury. A third-year mFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, he received his BA at Southern Connecticut State University. his designs have been recognized by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the New England Theatre Conference. mike is currently in the local Beatles tribute band BECAUSE! and performed in Yale Summer Cabaret’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch. 17
CREATIvE TEAM ANNE SEIwERATH (DRAmATURG) is a second-year mFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include michael mitnick’s elijah and Caroline v. mcGraw’s Thriftcrawl. her other credits include Saviana Stanescu’s White Embers (Samuel French off-off Broadway Festival); Andrew ondrejcak’s WoNDER/LUST (Clemente Soto velez Cultural Center, New York); and, at Yale Cabaret, Radio Station, Wuthering Heights, Debut Track one Chord one verse one (producer), and Crumbs (co-writer/director). She holds degrees in English literature from Barnard College and the University of Toronto. TIMO SHANkO (oRIGINAL mUSIC), originally Timo Kielnecker, was born in Los Angeles and began studying the electric bass at age eleven, and was playing in area bands by the time he was fourteen. he graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of music in 1989. he founded the band The Fully Celebrated orchestra (FCo) with alto saxophonist Jim hobbs; and toured extensively as band director with Eddie Kirkland, 1990–1994, playing with many blues legends. he also founded the Prodigal Suns, 1993–1995, and signed with Geffen Records. he can be heard on more than fifty recordings. In 2009, Timo joined G. Love and Special Sauce playing all the major venues all around the world. CATHERINE SHEEHY (DRAmATURG) is Resident Dramaturg at Yale Repertory Theatre and the Chair of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama. her most recent Yale Rep dramaturgy credits include PoP!, Trouble in Mind, and The King Stag (which she also co-adapted with Evan and mike Yionoulis). her adaptation of Pride and Prejudice was recently produced at Asolo Repertory Theatre and Dallas Theater Center. She has worked at the o’Neill Playwrights Conference, in New York and Ireland with the late Joseph Chaikin, at Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE with Irene Lewis, and for four seasons as Festival Dramaturg at Shakespeare Santa Cruz. She is a former associate editor of American Theatre and a former editor of Theater magazine. She received her doctorate from Yale in 1999 for her dissertation: If You Care to Blast for It: Excavating the Lost Comic Masterpieces of the American Canon.
EvAN YIONOuLIS (DIRECToR) is a resident director at Yale Rep, where her productions include The Master Builder, Richard II, Black Snow, The People Next Door, The King Stag, Heaven, and Galileo. New York credits include howard Brenton’s Sore Throats, Adrienne Kennedy’s ohio State Murders (Lucille Lortel Award, Best Revival) at Theatre for a New Audience; Daisy Foote’s Bhutan (Cherry Lane Theatre); as well as Richard Greenberg’s The violet Hour (Broadway), Everett Beekin (Lincoln Center Theater), and Three Days of Rain (manhattan Theatre Club, oBIE Award for Direction). With frequent collaborator, composer/ lyricist mike Yionoulis, she has written and directed the short film Lost and Found (Cleveland International Film Festival) and a new musical, Redhand Guitar, workshopped last fall at Arena Stage. other credits include productions at the mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, huntington Theatre Company, New York Shakespeare Festival, vineyard Theatre, Second Stage, Dallas Theater Center, and many others. She has directed Seven, a documentary theatre piece about extraordinary women across the globe who work for human rights, in New York, Boston, Washington, Aspen, London, Deauville, and New Delhi. She is the recipient of a Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship and the Foundation’s prestigious statuette. Professor (Adjunct), Yale School of Drama’s Department of Acting. 18
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YALE REPERTORY THEATRE jAMES buNDY (ARTISTIC DIRECToR) is in his ninth year as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. In his first eight seasons, Yale Rep has produced more than twenty world, American, and regional premieres, five of which have been honored by the Connecticut Critics Circle with the award for Best Production of the year, and two of which have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. During this time, Yale Rep has also commissioned more than two dozen artists to write new work and provided low-cost theatre tickets and classroom visits to thousands of middle and high school students from Greater New haven through WILL PoWER!, an educational program initiated in 2004. mr. Bundy’s directing credits include The Psychic Life of Savages, The Ladies of the Camellias, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Woman of No Importance, and Death of a Salesman at Yale Rep, as well as productions at Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Acting Company, California Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Juilliard School Drama Division. A recipient of the Connecticut Critics Circle’s Tom Killen Award for extraordinary contributions to Connecticut professional theatre in 2007, mr. Bundy currently serves on the board of directors of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for nonprofit theatre. Previously, he worked as Associate Producing Director of The Acting Company, managing Director of Cornerstone Theater Company, and Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater Festival. he is a graduate of harvard College and Yale School of Drama. vICTORIA NOLAN (mANAGING DIRECToR) is in her 18th year as managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, serves as Deputy Dean of Yale School of Drama, and is on its faculty. She was previously managing Director of Indiana Repertory Theatre, Associate managing Director at Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE, managing Director at Ram Island Dance Company in Portland, maine; and she has held various positions at Loeb Drama Center of harvard University; TAG Foundation, an organization producing off-Broadway modern dance festivals; and Boston University School for the Arts. ms. Nolan has been an evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts, for which she has chaired numerous grant panels, and has served on other panels and foundation review boards including the AT&T Foundation, The heinz Family Foundation, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and the metropolitan Life Foundation. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LoRT) and on numerous negotiating teams for national labor contracts. A Fellow at Yale’s Saybrook College, she is the recipient of the Betsy L. mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship Award from the State of Connecticut and the Elm/Ivy Award, given jointly by Yale University and the City of New haven for distinguished service to the community. jENNIFER kIgER (ASSoCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECToR) is in her sixth year at Yale Rep and is also director of the new play programs of the Yale Center for New Theatre, an artist-driven initiative that supports the creation of new plays and musicals for the American stage through commissions, residencies, workshops, and productions. ms. Kiger came to Yale Rep from South Coast Repertory (SCR), where she was Literary manager 20
from 2000 to 2005 and served as Co-Director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. She was dramaturg on more than 40 new plays at SCR, including the world premieres of Rolin Jones’s The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Amy Freed’s The Beard of Avon, and the West Coast premieres of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House and Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics. Prior to that, she served as production dramaturg at American Repertory Theatre, collaborating with Robert Brustein, Robert Woodruff, Liz Diamond, and Kate Whoriskey, and with multi-media director Bob mcGrath on stage adaptations of Robert Coover’s Charlie in the House of Rue and mac Wellman’s Hypatia. She has been a dramaturg for the Playwrights’ Center of minneapolis and Boston Theatre Works and a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. ms. Kiger completed her training in Dramaturgy at the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at harvard University, where she taught courses in acting and dramatic arts. bRONISLAw SAMMLER (PRoDUCTIoN SUPERvISoR) has been Chair of Yale School of Drama’s acclaimed Technical Design and Production Department since 1980. In 2007 he was named the henry mcCormick Professor (Adjunct) of Technical Design and Production by Yale’s President, Richard C. Levin. he is co-editor of Technical Brief and Technical Design Solutions for Theatre, vols. I & II. he co-authored Structural Design for the Stage, which won the United States Institute of Theatre Technology’s (USITT) Golden Pen Award. Demonstrating his commitment to excellence in technical education and professional production, he co-founded USITT’s National Theatre Technology Exhibit, an on-going biennial event; he has served as a commissioner and a director at-large and is a lifetime Fellow of the Institute. he was honored as Educator of the Year in 2006 by the New England Theatre Conference and chosen to receive the USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in Technical Production in 2009. his production management techniques and his introduction of structural design to scenic technology are being employed in both educational and professional theatres throughout the world. jAMES MOuNTCASTLE (PRoDUCTIoN STAGE mANAGER), has been at Yale Rep since 2004. he has stage managed productions of The Master Builder, Passion Play, Richard II, Eurydice, a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, and the world premiere of The Clean House. A professional stage manager for more than twenty years, he has worked in regional, stock, and Broadway theatre. Broadway credits include Damn Yankees, Jekyll & Hyde, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Boys from Syracuse, The Smell of the Kill, Life x(3), and Wonderful Town. mr. mountcastle spent several Christmas seasons in New York City as stage manager for the now legendary production of A Christmas Carol at madison Square Garden. Broadway national tours include City of Angels, Falsettos, and My Fair Lady. he served as Production Stage manager for Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis for both its national tour and at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End. In addition, mr. mountcastle has worked at The Kennedy Center, CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Brooklyn Academy of music, and elsewhere. James and his wife Julie live in North haven and are the very proud parents of two beautiful girls: Ellie, who is 11 years old, and Katie, age 9. 21
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE STAFF James Bundy, Artistic Director victoria Nolan, Managing Director Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director
Resident Artists Paula vogel, Playwright-in-Residence Liz Diamond, Evan Yionoulis, Resident Directors Catherine Sheehy, Resident Dramaturg ming Cho Lee, Set Design Advisor michael Yeargan, Resident Set Designer Jane Greenwood, Costume Design Advisor Jess Goldstein, Resident Costume Designer Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Design Advisor Stephen Strawbridge, Resident Lighting Designer David Budries, Sound Design Advisor Walton Wilson, voice and Speech Advisor Rick Sordelet, Fight Advisor mary hunter, Stage Management Advisor Associate Artists 52nd Street Project, Kama Ginkas, mark Lamos, mTYZ Theatre/moscow New Generations Theatre, Bill Rauch, Sarah Ruhl, henrietta Yanovskaya Artistic Administration Amy Boratko, Literary Manager Kay Perdue meadows, Artistic Associate maya Cantu, Artistic Coordinator Tanya Dean, hannah Rae montgomery, Literary Associates Tara Rubin, CSA; Laura Schutzel, CSA; Casting Directors Dale Brown, CSA; merri Sugarman, CSA; Eric Woodall, CSA; Casting Associates Kaitlin Shaw, Casting Assistant Ruth m. Feldman, Director of Education and Accessibility Services Teresa mensz, Library Services Assistant Josie Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director Kathleen Driscoll, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments Kathleen Driscoll, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments Laurie Coppola, Interim Senior Administrative Assistant for the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments mary volk, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Design and Sound Design Departments
Suzanne R. Appel, martha o. Jurczak, Associate Managing Directors Brad Tuggle, DeDe Jacobs-Komisar, Assistant Managing Directors Caitie hannon, Management Assistant Emalie mayo, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll, Company Manager
Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Debbie Ellinghaus, Senior Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Elizabeth Elliott, Jennifer harrison Newman, Associate Directors of Development Barry Kaplan, Senior Staff Writer Susan C. Clark, Development Associate Belene Day, Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing & Communications michael Bateman, Development Assistant Finance and Information Technology Katherine D. Burgue単o, Director of Finance and Human Resources Denise Zaczek, Associate Director of Finance Cristal Coleman, Ashlie Russell, Business Office Specialists Randall Rode, Information Technology Director Daryl Brereton, Associate Information Technology Director mara hazzard, Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Toni Ann Simiola, Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Information Technology, Operations, and Tessitura Laura Puopolo, Business Office Assistant Niti mehta, Information Technology Assistant Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services Anne Trites, Director of Marketing and Communications Steven Padla, Senior Associate Director of Communications Daniel Cress, Senior Associate Director of Marketing Rachel Smith, Associate Director of Marketing Susan Kim, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Jennifer harrison Newman, Associate Director of Marketing Sarah Stevens-morling, online Communications and Advertising Manager maggie Elliott, Publications Manager Jennifer Lagundino, Marketing Assistant Rachel harris, Graphic Design and Production Assistant Scott mcKowen, Punch & Judy Inc., Graphic Designers Joan marcus, Production Photographer Janna J. Ellis, Associate Director of Audience Services and Tessitura Specialist Laura Kirk, Assistant Audience Services Director Tracy Baldini, Subscriptions Coordinator London moses, Audience Services Assistant Sam Bolen, Amanda Culp, Courtney Engle, Tiffany Lin, Jeffrey Reinhardt, Emily Sanna, William Smith, Joanna Wilson, Box Office Assistants
Operations Diane Galt, Director of Facility operations Rich Abrams, operations Associate Paul Catalano, Arts and Drama Zone Superintendent vonDeen Ricks, Custodial Team Leader marcia Reily, Building Attendant Lucille Bochert, vermont Ford, Warren Lyde, mark Roy, Custodians
Theater Safety and Occupational Health William J. Reynolds, Director of Theater Safety and occupational Health Jacob Thompson, Security Officer Ed Jooss, Audience Safety Officer Fred Grier, Customer Service and Safety Officer
Bronislaw J. Sammler, Production Supervisor James mountcastle, Production Stage Manager Jonathan Reed, Senior Associate Production Supervisor marla J. Beck, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production Department Yvette Walton, Interim Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production Department Costumes Tom mcAlister, Costume Shop Manager Robin hirsch, Associate Costume Shop Manager mary Zihal, Senior Draper Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Draper Deborah Bloch, First Hand Linda Kelley-Dodd, Costume Project Coordinator Denise o’Brien, Wig and Hair Design Barbara Bodine, Company Hairdresser Linda Wingerter, Costume Stock Manager Electrics Donald W. Titus, Lighting Supervisor Jason Wells, Linda Young, Head Electricians Jacqueline Deniz Young, Assistant to the Lighting Supervisor Painting Ru-Jun Wang, Scenic Charge Angie meninger, Scenic Artist Keri Kriston, Assistant Scenic Artist April Nichole Chateauneuf, Allison Jackson, Assistants to the Painting Supervisors Properties Brian Cookson, Properties Master David P. Schrader, Properties Craftsperson Jennifer mcClure, Properties Assistant Bill Batschelet, Properties Stock Manager C. Nikki mills, Assistant to the Properties Master Scenery Don harvey, Neil mulligan, Peter malbuisson, Technical Directors Alan hendrickson, Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Eric Sparks, Shop Foreman matt Gaffney, Sharon Reinhart, Master Carpenters Brandon Fuller, Ryan Gardner, Shop Carpenters michael Backhaus, Kenyth X. Thomason, Assistants to the Technical Director Sound Josh Loar, Sound Supervisor Paul Bozzi, Staff Sound Engineer orlando Chavez, Assistant to the Sound Supervisor
Projections Erich Bolton, Projection Supervisor Stage Operations Janet Cunningham, Stage Carpenter Kate Begley Baker, Properties Runner Elizabeth Bolster, Wardrobe Supervisor Charles harbert, Sound operator Amy Jonas, Assistant to the Stage Carpenter
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melinda Paul, Assistant Director Kristen Robinson, Assistant Scenic Designer Jayoung Yoon, Assistant Costume Designer Yi Zhao, Assistant Lighting Designer Kenneth C. Goodwin, Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Brandon Curtis, Assistant Stage Manager Steven A. Schmidt, Associate Production Supervisor Ryan hales, Technical Director Daniel Perez, Jeff Smejdir, Assistant Technical Directors Brian Smallwood, Master Electrician hannah Shafran, Assistant Properties Manager Josh DeBernardi, Carpenter michael Bateman, Reynaldi Lolong, Assistant Company Managers Jonathan Wemette, House Manager michael Backhaus, Ana m. milosevic, Gina Noelle odierno Lico Whitfield, Run Crew uNDERSTuDIES Tomas Andrén, Micheal Cabot Stéphanie hayes, Joan Cabot Sheria Irving, Dee Paradis Lupita Nyong’o, Lady Paradis Emily Trask, Grace Mahoney Remsen Welsh, Jane Paradis SPECIAL THANkS Lenora Inez Brown; Christian Douglass; Ariel, Kerri, and Kaitlyn Greenidge; Phillip himberg and Sundance Theatre Lab; huntington Theatre Fellowship Program; Ron Nigro; Janice Parin; Jerry Patch; Rhombus; Catherine Rust; Casey Stangl; Rebecca Taichman; Time Warner; Dana Yeaton and vermont Young Playwrights Festival
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Yale Repertory Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LoRT) and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers in the United States. The Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designers in LoRT are represented by United Artists Local USA-829, IATSE.
Boss Nova, November 26 to December 18, 2010. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street.
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