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A NOTE FROM THE PLAYWRITING CHAIR Hello, It is my duty and honor as Chair of the Playwriting Department to welcome you to the Carlotta Festival of New Plays at Yale School of Drama. Traditionally, this decade-old festival is a culmination of practice for three emerging writers. In keeping with that tradition, our three graduating playwrights have engaged with dynamic directors, technicians, designers, dramaturgs, stage managers, actors, and theater managers—all fellow artists in training at the School of Drama—to arrive at this moment. This year’s class of playwrights—Jeremy O. Harris, Alex Lubischer, and Christopher Gabriel Núñez—challenge the traditional Carlotta confines with three innovative theatrical works that encapsulate present-future life as it currently unfolds in the halls of some of our most august institutions in YELL; in the soybean fields of the American heartland in Pivot; and in eucalyptusscented walk-ups in ‘the city’ in LOCUSTS. These three fearless writers have developed their works across the country, in many mediums, while immersed in a practical learning environment here at the School. The dexterous works you are about to witness are not the culmination of their endeavors, but a period—a pause, a catching of breath— before they plunge deeper, further into a world that will surely be shaped by their unique voices. I am grateful to share this moment with you as we celebrate Alex, Chris, and Jeremy, and wish them well as they move into the next phase of their exciting careers. Most Sincerely,

Tarell Alvin McCraney Chair, Playwriting Department

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

MAY 8

MAY 9

MAY 10

MAY 11

8PM: YELL

8PM: PIVOT

8PM: LOCUSTS

2PM: YELL 8PM: PIVOT

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

MAY 12

MAY 13

MAY 14

MAY 15

2PM: LOCUSTS 8PM: YELL

2PM: PIVOT 8PM: LOCUSTS

8PM: YELL

2PM: PIVOT 8PM: LOCUSTS


May 8–15, 2019 YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA James Bundy, Dean Victoria Nolan, Deputy Dean Chantal Rodriguez, Associate Dean Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., Assistant Dean Tarell Alvin McCraney, Chair of Playwriting PRESENTS

YELL: A “DOCUMENTARY” OF MY TIME HERE BY JEREMY O. HARRIS DIRECTED BY JECAMIAH M. YBAÑEZ

PIVOT

BY ALEX LUBISCHER DIRECTED BY EM WEINSTEIN

LOCUSTS

BY CHRISTOPHER GABRIEL NÚÑEZ DIRECTED BY ANEESHA KUDTARKAR Although these plays may be inspired by real events and people, they are works of imagination. SUPPORTED BY THE BENJAMIN MORDECAI III PRODUCTION FUND.

CARLOTTA FESTIVAL SPONSORS:


YELL: A “DOCUMENTARY” OF MY TIME HERE BY JEREMY O. HARRIS DIRECTED BY JECAMIAH M. YBAÑEZ

creative team Choreographer

ensemble

in alphabetical order

Jonathan González

Jackeline Torres Cortés

Scenic Designer

José Espinosa

John Bondi-Ernoehazy Costume Designer

Sola Fadiran

Stephanie Bahniuk

Moses Ingram

Lighting Designer

Amandla Jahava

Emma Deane

Sarah Lyddan

Sound Designer and Original Music

Alexandra Maurice

Emily Duncan Wilson Projection Designer

Maia Mihanovich

Erin Sullivan

Bre Northrup

Production Dramaturgs

Hudson Oz

Michael Breslin Amauta M. Firmino

Julian Sanchez

Technical Director

Adam Shaukat

Jon West

Sohina Sidhu

Stage Manager

Matthew Webb

Christina Fontana

Adrienne Wells Emily Duncan Wilson Jessy Yates

SETTING 1156 Chapel Street: The Iseman Theater at Yale School of Drama

The taking of photographs or the use of recording devices of any kind during the performance is prohibited.

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Nothing to Fear but Academic Probation: Two Notes from Two Dramaturgs I had the peculiar experience The playwright asked me to speak to the “white” parts of his psyche. I started to sweat as I began to type this! Maybe his obsession with experimental theater and dance in New York City? That’s pretty “white”, right?: The Wooster Group, Sarah Michelson, Richard Maxwell, Ann Liv Young. Pina Bausch worked in Germany, but I’m not sure how he feels about her work. I know he loves knowing about her. Anyway­—for those white artists the rehearsal process has a haunting presence in the final performance. The most valuable lesson I learned in the rehearsal room for this play is that, for some, the “N-Word” means “nipple.” —@mischabreslin

of learning to write on a desk that was the same color as the back of my hand. In such springlike moments of juvenile revelry, when drawing and repeating the unending spirals of a cursive “e” felt like minor eternities and outsized accomplishments, the inability to distinguish between my skin and the gnarled trunk or bark or hard beige acetate of the regulation writing desk was cause for quiet rapture. These were personal moments, mysteries for one. And yet, writing, even in the most mechanical sense, is selfdissecting: As if letters and words and signs were the gateway to some grand introspective rush—as a ground stone becomes porous through friction. The pencil could slice right through me. One true thing about higher education is that the further you go up the ivory tower the farther you get from your school desk. —@mauta.man

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YELL | ensemble Jackeline Torres Cortés is a

first-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she has been seen in Luna Gale. She holds a B.F.A. in acting from University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, where she performed in Yerma, The Oresteia, Waiting for Godot, and Ofel, an adaptation of Hamlet.

José Espinosa is a third-year

M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Completely Out of Fucks, The Tempest, Seven Spots On The Sun, The Seagull, The Girl Is Chained, Much Ado About Nothing, Death of Yazdgerd, Pentecost, and Escape from Happiness. Other credits include The Meal, The Other World (Yale Cabaret); Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew (City Shakespeare Co.); and Transformatique (Dixon Place). He holds a B.A. in English and religion from Amherst College and trained with SITI Company as part of their Summer Theater Workshop.

Sola Fadiran is a first-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he has been seen in Luna Gale. His other credits include La Bohème, Song from the Uproar (Cincinnati Opera); Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, Peter Pan (Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre), and In the Land of Uz (American premiere, Yale Institute of Sacred Music). He has performed as a concert soloist with Teatro Isauro Martínez, Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, among others. Moses Ingram is a third-year actor at Yale School of Drama, where she has been seen in Completely Out of

Fucks, blues for miss lucille, Marty and the Hands That Could, Sweat, Romeo and Juliet, and The Winter’s Tale. Her other credits include Twelfth Night (Yale Repertory Theatre); School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, The Light Fantastic, In the Red and Brown Water, Fuck Her (Yale Cabaret); and Ruined (Everyman Theatre). She attended the Baltimore School for the Arts. She is recipient of the 2018 Grace Le Vine Award from the Princess Grace Foundation.

Amandla Jahava is a third-year actor at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Trouble in Mind, shakespeare’s as u like it, The Girl Is Chained, and If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka. Other credits include In the Red and Brown Water, the feels…(kms), The Red Tent (Yale Cabaret); Mies Julie, Lear (Yale Summer Cabaret); and The Colored Museum at CalArts, where she earned a B.F.A. in acting. Amandla was a Los Angeles County Arts Grant recipient in 2015, and is an affiliate member of the Antaeus Company. She was assistant director to LisaGay Hamilton on Sleep Deprivation Chamber (CalArts School of Theater) and to Jason Alexander for Broadway Bound (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble). Sarah Lyddan is a first-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Henry VI, Part 3. Other credits include When Stars Align (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble); Leash Law/ Blind Struck (Los Angeles Theatre Center); The Cherry Orchard (The City Shakespeare Company); 6


YELL | ensemble Tone Clusters (Theatricum Botanicum); and About a Bird (Francis Ford Coppola One-Act Festival). She studied at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where she performed in Desire Under the Elms, The Hour of the Wolf, and The Tempest.

Alexandra Maurice is a first-year

M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Luna Gale. Other credits include School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play (Yale Cabaret); The Nautical Yards (Force Collision); Anna in the Tropics (Ira Aldridge Theater); For Colored Girls…, Madison the Musical, and Selling Out (Environmental Theatre Space). She has also been seen in Boring Bits, Perception, The Don Juan of Cannes, and Andrea Lewis’s Black Actress Web Series. Alexandra holds a B.F.A. in acting from Howard University, and is a graduate of the Maggie Flanigan Studio.

Maia Mihanovich is a first-year actor at Yale School of Drama, where she has been seen in Luna Gale. Her other credits include The Man Who Wanted (Thêátre Municipal de Fontainebleau). Maia has studied at The Fontainebleau School of Acting and Teatro Caliban in Buenos Aires. Bre Northrup is a first-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where their credits include The Tempest. Other credits include Lenny’s Fast Food Kids Gang (Yale Cabaret); LOCKED UP BITCHES, Serials (The Flea Theater); and Chamber Music performed at St. John’s Lutheran, rewritten in collaboration with three-time Tony 7

Award nominee Arthur Kopit. His solo show, Swaggy: An American Love Story, developed in 2016 at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, has been featured at SOLOCOM and Trans Fest. Their new play Auntie Vanya will have its debut in ANT Fest at Ars Nova this June. He has been seen on screen in High Maintenance on HBO. Instagram: @lil___daddy

Hudson Oz is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Slave Play, shakespeare’s as u like it, Sweat, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Trouble in Mind, Completely Out of Fucks, and Passion. He holds a B.F.A. in acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Julian Sanchez is a first-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama. His credits include Lenny’s Fast Food Kids Gang (Yale Cabaret); Hand to God (Live Arts); A Chorus Line, Middletown, The Pirates of Penzance, Violet, Spamalot, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Heritage Theatre Festival); Julius Caesar, and Titus Andronicus (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art). He holds a B.A. in English literature from University of Virginia, where he was seen in The Comedy of Errors, Richard II, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, and Wonderful Town, among others.

Adam Shaukat is a first-year

M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he recently performed in Luna Gale. He studied at the British American Drama Academy’s summer program in Oxford, where he performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and A Doll’s House. Adam holds a B.A. in philosophy from Carleton College,


where he performed in Our Country’s Good, Caligula, Baal, and SubUrbia. Instagram: @Adam_Shaukat

Sohina Sidhu is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she has been seen in Completely Out of Fucks, Seven Spots On The Sun, The Seagull, Much Ado About Nothing, Death of Yazdgerd, and Escape from Happiness. She conceived and directed The Red Tent at Yale Cabaret and appeared in The Trojan Women at Yale Summer Cabaret. Other credits include Kiss (Yale Repertory Theatre), The Seagull (Schapiro Theatre), Caenis (Pace Gallery NYC), and SEVEN—a documentary play (Bovard Auditorium, USC), among others. Television credits include Outsourced. Sohina holds degrees in acting from University of Southern California School of Drama and in film from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Matthew Webb is a first-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Luna Gale. His other credits include Mr. Joy (Theatre Nova) and the film Gifted Hands. He attended Eastern Michigan University, where he appeared in Christmas Carol’d, The Piano Lesson, and Dr. Faustus. Adrienne Wells is a second-year

M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she has been seen in The Tempest, Seven Spots On The Sun, and Marty and the Hands That Could. Other credits include The Purple Flower, The Light Fantastic, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, The Rules (Yale Cabaret); The Other Place,

Jerry’s Girls, A Christmas Story, High Society, Memphis (Walnut Street Theatre); Macbeth, Oklahoma!, and Spring Awakening (Tomlinson Theater). Adrienne received a B.A. in theater from Temple University.

Emily Duncan Wilson (also Sound Designer and Original Music) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she designed Trouble in Mind, blues for miss lucille, and was the assistant sound designer and engineer for Death of Yazdgerd, The Winter’s Tale, and Tent Revival. She was the sound engineer and assistant sound designer for El Huracán (Yale Repertory Theatre). Her other credits include Agreste (Drylands) (Yale Cabaret); Shakespeare in the Dark: Macbeth (Past is Prologue Productions); American Girl Live! (Mills Entertainment); and Twin Size Beds (The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival). Emily recently played reeds for Passion (Yale School of Drama), Fun Home (Yale Dramatic Coalition), Guys and Dolls (Foote Summer Theatre), and 42nd Street (Palace Theatre). She holds a B.A. in music with a concentration in multiple woodwind performance from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Jessy Yates is a first-year actor at Yale School of Drama, where she recently performed in Luna Gale. Other credits include On Every Link a Heart Does Dangle (Kennedy Center); I Was Unbecoming Then (Ars Nova ANT Fest); You’re Going to Hell if You Laugh (2017 Prelude Festival); Once Upon a Time in the Berkshires, The Amish Project (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Penalty (The Public 8


YELL | ensemble Theater); and Teenage Dick (Florida Studio Theatre). Jessy has also been seen in Speechless on ABC and was a member of the 2017 Williamstown Theatre Non-Equity Company. She is a performance artist under the name Cerebral Pussy performing at such venues as BAM, Dixon Place Mainstage, and Nationwide Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Conference. She has trained at Playwrights Horizons Theater School at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

YELL | creative team Jeremy O. Harris (Playwright) is a third-year playwright at Yale School of Drama, where his play Slave Play was part of the 2017 Langston Hughes Festival. It had its premiere at New York Theatre Workshop earlier this season. Last year, Jeremy co-wrote A24’s upcoming film Zola with director Janicza Bravo. His play “Daddy” premiered this year at the Vineyard Theatre in a co-production with The New Group. He is the 11th recipient of the Vineyard Theatre’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, a 2016 MacDowell Colony Fellow, and is under commission from Lincoln Center Theater, Playwrights Horizons, and Scott Rudin Productions. Stephanie Bahniuk (Costume Designer) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she recently designed costumes for Trouble in Mind. She is from Edmonton, Canada, where she earned her B.F.A. in theater design from the University of Alberta. Her credits include The Light Fantastic, For Your Eyes Only, the light is…, 9

Phosphene, It’s Not About My Mother (Yale Cabaret); Blood of Our Soil (Pyretic Productions); Stupid Fucking Bird (Edmonton Actors Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Mayfield Dinner Theatre); Twelfth Night (Studio Theatre); Hansel and Gretel (Alberta Opera); The Moon at Midnight (Prairie Dance Circuit); and assistant costume designer for Williamstown Theatre Festival. Stephanie received the 2017 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for Outstanding Set Design (Stupid Fucking Bird) and earned a nomination for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, Theatre for Young Audiences (set and lighting design, Alberta Opera).

John Bondi-Ernoehazy (Scenic

Designer) is a third-year designer at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Marty and the Hands That Could and Death of Yazdgerd. He also designed Collisions at Yale Cabaret. John has assisted and supported designers such as Alexander Dodge, Todd Rosenthal, and David Korins, and worked on theatrical and industrial designs with Donyale Werle Design and Bentley Meeker Lighting and Sound in New York. He was a design and production teacher at the Lavilla School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, before coming to Yale. He holds a B.A. in history and economics from Fordham University.

Michael Breslin (Production Dramaturg) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include shakespeare’s as u like it (coadaptor) and Romeo and Juliet.


Michael was choreographer for Tent Revival and The Winter’s Tale at Yale School of Drama, and Antony + Cleopatra at Yale Summer Cabaret. Yale Cabaret credits include Avital and This American Wife, performing in the feels… (kms), and Camille: A Tearjerker. With Patrick Foley, he creates and performs original works such as This American Wife (Next Door at New York Theater Workshop) and A Doll’s House, Part 3 (Exponential Festival, ANT Fest at Ars Nova). Michael and Patrick are currently in Ars Nova’s Makers Lab for 2019–20. He produced Em Weinstein’s short film Candace in 2017, which has screened at Outfest, Mill Valley, and The American Pavilion at Cannes. michaelstevenbreslin.com

Emma Deane (Lighting Designer) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she designed Trouble in Mind, shakespeare’s as u like it, and Romeo and Juliet. Her other credits include This Sweet Affliction, Mud, The Guadalupes, WOLF/ALICE, Camille: A Tearjerker (Yale Cabaret); Pinocchio: A Folk Musical (Filament Theatre); Proof (North Park University); The Amish Project (Interrobang Theatre Project); Hitler on the Roof (Akvavit Theatre); Scarcity (Redtwist Theatre); The Woman in Black (WildClaw); and Fight City (The Factory). She has worked with The Actors Gymnasium, Albany Park Theatre Project, Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens, Theatre Seven, Bailiwick Chicago, The Building Stage, Buzz 22, Stage Left, Next

Theatre Company, Silk Road Rising and The Gannon Center for Women and Leadership. She holds a B.A. in English from Loyola University Chicago. emmadeane.com

Amauta M. Firmino (Production Dramaturg) is an interdisciplinary artist and a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama. His credits include Slave Play (Yale School of Drama and New York Theatre Workshop); El Huracán (Yale Repertory Theatre); and Xander Xyst, Dragon: 1 (ANT Fest). His writing has appeared in HowlRound, Theater magazine, and 3 Hole Press. Christina Fontana (Stage Manager) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include The Tempest, Tent Revival, Pentecost, The Hour of Great Mercy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Bulgaria! Revolt!. Other credits include El Huracán; Native Son; and Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince at Yale Repertory Theatre and The Trojan Women at Yale Summer Cabaret. Prior to Yale, Christina worked at KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at the MGM Grand and Criss Angel BeLIEve at the LUXOR in Las Vegas. She worked onboard Norwegian Cruise Lines with Blue Man Group, Nickelodeon, Cirque Dreams, Legends in Concert, and The Second City. Christina earned her B.A. in performing arts from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Jonathan González

(Choreographer) is an artist, educator, and amateur farmer from Queens, New York. Their work 10


YELL | creative team interrogates the act of performance and notions of blackness related to economies of creative production, the architectural, and geopolitcal efforts in urban planning and sustainability. They are a 2018–19 Workspace Resident at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, a New York Art Residency and Studios Foundation International Artist in Residency, a Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography Artist, and a New York Performance Award Bessie-nominated director for Zero (2018) at St. Marks Church. They have performed with artists Phillip Howze, Ligia Lewis, Jomama Jones, Kelly Nipper, Grisha Coleman, among others.

Erin Sullivan (Projection Designer) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama. She was the projection designer on Avital and Phosphene at Yale Cabaret. Her projection installation, Spine Lines (with Megumi Katayama at Yale Art Gallery), is an official selection for The Prague Quadrennial. She edited the projection content for This American Wife (New York Theatre Workshop). Erin is a member of the Motion Picture Editors Guild based in NYC. Most recently, she was the visual effects editor on The Goldfinch (Amazon Studios). She produced and edited the stopmotion feature In Reality, which won the Special Jury Award at the LA Film Festival. ErinMSullivan.com Jon West (Technical Director) is

a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he was an assistant technical director

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for Seven Spots On The Sun, properties manager for Death of Yazdgerd, assistant sound designer and engineer on Sweat, and was on the changeover crew for the 2018 Carlotta Festival. He was an assistant technical director on Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 at Yale Repertory Theatre. Before coming to Yale, Jon was a lecturer and technical director at University of Pittsburgh, and previously held positions at Ohio Light Opera, Arden Theatre Company, and Village Theatre. He holds a B.A. in theater arts from Ashland University.

Jecamiah M. Ybañez (Director)

is a Tejano from Poteet, Texas. At Yale School of Drama, he has directed Martín Zimmerman’s Seven Spots On The Sun, Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and Christopher Gabriel Núñez’s In the Palm of a Giant. Other credits include Re:Union (Yale Cabaret); Tea and Sympathy, The Yellow Boat (Texas State University); The Case of the Crushed Petunias (Midnight Project at Oregon Shakespeare Festival); and Martín, Love, Sex & Rhythm (Washington, DC Fringe Festival). He also co-created and directed a devised piece, American Pie, at the 2014 Encuentro Festival of Latinx Theatre at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. He joined the Latinx Theatre Commons in 2014, where he served as a member of the National Steering Committee for two years before moving to his current position on the Advisory Board. Jecamiah is an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and holds a B.F.A. in theater from Texas State University.


PIVOT BY ALEX LUBISCHER DIRECTED BY EM WEINSTEIN

creative team

cast

Scenic Designer

Levi van Acren

John Bondi-Ernoehazy Costume Designer

April M. Hickman Lighting Designer

Evan Christian Anderson Sound Designer

Dakota Stipp Projection Designer

in alphabetical order Patrick Ball Kara Pfeifer

Zoe Mann Father Matt

JJ McGlone George van Acren

John Evans Reese

Erin Sullivan

Anne van Acren

Production Dramaturg

Madeline Seidman

Rebecca Adelsheim

Doug Wessel

Technical Director

Devin White

Jon West Stage Manager

Fabiola Feliciano-Batista

SETTING Milton, Nebraska There will be one 15-minute intermission. The taking of photographs or the use of recording devices of any kind during the performance is prohibited.

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I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world. I may not complete this last one but I give myself to it. —RILKE’S BOOK OF HOURS: BOOK ONE: 1, 2 Outsiders to Alex Lubischer’s small Nebraskan farming community of the play ask, “what’s a pivot?” The van Acrens, local landowners, explain patiently: It’s an irrigator; it walks around the fields in a circle watering the crops, pulling from an underground aquifer. Pivots create circles of growth in an otherwise dusty expanse, making U.S. agriculture possible in the Plains. One of these machines changes everything for the van Acren family. In Pivot, characters are grappling with belonging and grief—stuck between restrained midwestern codes of behavior and a shocking tragedy that calls for outsized emotions. Decorum acts as the motor of this community—but following a tragedy, expectations for farming, grieving, and celebrating have to be reconceived. What does the future look like now? What does it mean to belong after the world you knew unexpectedly pivots?

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—REBECCA ADELSHEIM, PRODUCTION DRAMATURG


PIVOT | cast Patrick Ball (Levi van Acren) is

a first-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he was recently seen in The Tempest. His previous credits include The Collection and The Lover (Shakespeare Theatre Company); All My Sons (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis); Shining City (Barrington Stage Company); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Illusion, and the world premiere of the Appalachian adaption of Emile Zola’s classic Therese Raquin, The Passion of Teresa Rae King (Triad Stage); and separate productions of Sex with Strangers at TheaterWorks and Theatre Aspen. Devised work includes Solaris and The Most Important Thing: Love (Dangerous Grounds Productions). He has appeared on-screen in The Leftovers (HBO) and Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games). Patrick studied acting at University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Zoe Mann (Kara Pfeifer) is a second-year actor at Yale School of Drama. JJ McGlone (Father Matt) is a

second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Othello, Seven Spots On The Sun, The Seagull, and The Girl Is Chained. Other credits include The Guadalupes and Enter Your Sleep (Yale Cabaret). He studied at the British American Drama Academy and earned a B.F.A. in acting from DePaul University, where he was a recipient of the Sarah Siddons Society Scholarship.

John Evans Reese (George van

Acren) is a second-year actor at Yale School of Drama, where he has been seen in Trouble in Mind,

shakespeare’s as u like it, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Shoot Her, Shooter. His other credits include NOVIOS: part one, Non-Player Character (Yale Cabaret); A Taste of Honey directed by Austin Pendleton (Pearl Theatre Company); and Way to Heaven (Repertorio Español, The New York Times Critic’s Pick). Regional credits include Lord of the Flies (Barrington Stage); An Inspector Calls (Pioneer Theatre Company); This Is Our Youth (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater); The History Boys (Palm Beach Dramaworks); and Shakespeare’s R&J (Cygnet Theatre). Training: University of North Carolina School of the Arts, South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. @johnevansreese

Madeline Seidman (Anne van Acren) is a first-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama. Credits include Lenny’s Fast Food Kids Gang (Yale Cabaret); Late-Night Cabaret (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Measure for Measure; and The Tempest (Shakespeare Academy at Stratford). She has also performed in readings with Clubbed Thumb, New Georges, and New Dramatists. She holds a B.A. in art history from Williams College, where she performed in Uncle Vanya, Circle Mirror Transformation, Transformation, The Hour of Feeling, and How (Not) To Be Alone, a musical, among others. She will be in Chautauqua Theatre Company’s upcoming production of The Christians, directed by Taibi Magar. Devin White (Doug Wessel) is a second-year actor at Yale School of Drama, where he has been seen in Trouble in Mind, Rock Egg Spoon, and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. His 14


PIVOT | cast other credits include NOVIOS: part one, Mud, Camille: A Tearjerker, The Purple Flower (Yale Cabaret); Richard II, Hamlet (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); South Pacific, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Tartuffe (Santa Rosa Summer Repertory Theatre). Devin holds a B.F.A. in acting from Southern Oregon University, where he performed in The Seagull, The Glass Menagerie, Red Noses, and Our Town, among others.

PIVOT | creative team Alex Lubischer (Playwright) is a

third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama. His play Bobbie Clearly received its off-Broadway premiere at Roundabout Theatre Company last year, where he was the 2017–18 Tow Foundation Playwrightin-Residence. His other plays include Night Country, PIG.GOV, Blood Special, The Xylophone West, Survey No. 5, and The Quonsets (written with Majkin Holmquist ’18). Alex has developed new work at Playwrights Horizons, Page 73, Atlantic Theater Company, Steep Theatre Company, the Orchard Project, Victory Gardens Theater, Haven Theatre, Yale Cabaret, and Actors Theatre of Louisville. He has been a semifinalist for the P73 Playwriting Fellowship, a three-time finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and a resident playwright at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. He is currently working on commissions from Roundabout and South Coast Repertory. Alex received his B.A. from the University of Southern California and is a proud alumnus of the National Theater Institute. alexlubischer.com

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Rebecca Adelsheim (Production

Dramaturg) is a first-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where credits include producing for the Satellite Festival and The Light Fantastic, and production dramaturgy for It’s Not About My Mother (Yale Cabaret). Other dramaturgy credits include The Displaced (Haven Theater), Wolf Play (Victory Gardens Theater Ignition Festival), The Mystery of Love & Sex (Writers Theater), King of Hell’s Palace (Goodman Theater New Stage Festival), and Bobbie Clearly (Steep Theater). Rebecca recently served as the Line Producer at Barrington Stage Company and the Professional Leadership Assistant at Steppenwolf Theater. Rebecca holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Evan Christian Anderson

(Lighting Designer) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he designed Seven Spots On The Sun and Much Ado About Nothing. His other credits include The Rules, Fade, One Big Breath (Yale Cabaret); One Small Step (New Ohio); Treasure Island (Book-It Repertory Theatre); Every Five Minutes, The Motherfucker with the Hat, 99 Ways to Fuck a Swan (Washington Ensemble Theatre); The Realistic Joneses (New Century Theatre); The Holler Sessions, As You Like It (A Contemporary Theatre); Caught, and Grand Concourse (Seattle Public Theater). He is a graduate of the University of Washington and is a company member of CabinFever. evancanderson.com


John Bondi-Ernoehazy (Scenic Designer) Please see page 9. April M. Hickman (Costume Designer) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Seven Spots On The Sun. Other credits include the feels…(kms) and NonPlayer Character (Yale Cabaret). As a resident assistant at the Goodman Theatre and Arena Stage she assisted several prominent costume designers, including Emily Rebholz, Jess Goldstein, Ilona Somogyi, Paul Tazewell, and Catherine Zuber. She was awarded the William R. Kenan Jr. Costume Design Fellowship at the Kennedy Center in 2014. April received her B.F.A. in costume design from University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she designed Topdog/Underdog, Detective Story, and Innocent Thoughts, Harmless Intentions. Fabiola Feliciano-Batista (Stage

Manager) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Trouble in Mind, Tent Revival, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Death of Yazdgerd. Other credits include El Huracán (Yale Repertory Theatre); Enter Your Sleep (Yale Cabaret); Disaster!, Jesus Christ Superstar (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); Wit, Este país no existe, and Construyendo Verónica (Tantai Teatro in Puerto Rico). Fabiola holds a B.A. in drama from the University of Puerto Rico.

Dakota Stipp (Sound Designer) is a second-year sound designer at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Othello; Shoot Her, Shooter; and The Seagull. Selected other credits: The Rules, For Your Eyes Only

(Yale Cabaret); Suspicion (Austin Film Festival); The Lost Girls (Gremlin Collective); and Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere (Knox College). He was the sound engineer for Mamma Mia! and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre by the Sea); and Native Son (Yale Repertory Theatre). He also works as a creative coder and web developer. Dakota is a Teaching Fellow at the Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design and a Research Fellow at the Yale Center for Collaborative Arts and Media. He holds a B.A. in computer science.

Erin Sullivan (Projection Designer) Please see page 11. Em Weinstein (Director) is a thirdyear M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where their work includes shakespeare’s as u like it (an original immersive musical, now titled Arden); the first workshop production of Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris; and Romeo and Juliet. Em’s short film Candace has played numerous festivals worldwide including the Mill Valley Film Festival, Outfest, and the American Pavilion Emerging LGBTQ Filmmakers Showcase at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Film. Em has written and/or directed work for companies such as New Georges, the 52nd Street Project, Shakespeare & Company, Glasshouse Lab, Collaboraction, Working Theater, En Garde Arts, The Orchard Project, The Museum of Ice Cream, and the Prototype Festival. Em is an alumnus of the Drama League Directors Project and is a New Georges Associate Artist. Em graduated from Smith College. emweinstein.com Jon West (Technical Director) Please see page 11.

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LOCUSTS BY CHRISTOPHER GABRIEL NÚÑEZ DIRECTED BY ANEESHA KUDTARKAR

creative team Choreographer

cast

in alphabetical order

Julia Crockett Music

Jan Paul Cruz (a.k.a.) The Brainius Scenic Designer

John Bondi-Ernoehazy Costume Designer

Yunzhu Zeng Lighting Designer

Evan Christian Anderson Sound Designer

Kathryn Ruvuna Projection and Video Designer

Candido Manoel Barsotti

Robert Lee Hart Amos Palmer

Anthony Holiday Jeongmoon Nam-Jo

Kendyl Ito Yusheng Li

Daniel Liu Rouwaida Odeh

Anula Navlekar

Christopher Evans

Piedad Sotó Medina

Production Dramaturg

Nefesh Cordero Pino

Emily Sorensen

Imaan Chilonga

Technical Director

Malia West

Jon West Stage Manager

Julia Bates

SETTING Jackson Heights, Queens. Present Day.

There will be one ten-minute intermission. The taking of photographs or the use of recording devices of any kind during the performance is prohibited. “Threads” composed by Christopher Gabriel Núñez. “Bad Sleep” written and performed by Christopher Gabriel Núñez (a.k.a.) Anonymous {And.On.I.Must}, produced by Jan Paul Cruz (a.k.a.) The Brainius. 17


OPEN. EVERY. CAGE. STARS AND BARS In 1973, the National Advisory Commission on Criminal Justice Standards and Goals found that “the prison, the reformatory, and the jail have achieved only a shocking record of failure. There is overwhelming evidence that these institutions create crime rather than prevent it.” Despite the Commission’s recommendation that we overhaul the system, and the immense humanitarian and economic cost of maintaining jails, U.S. government administrations from from Nixon’s to Clinton’s found it politically expedient to be “tough on crime.” The resultant crackdown, epitomized by the War on Drugs, increased the prison population 500 percent and left the U.S. with the highest incarceration rate in the world: 655 for every 100,000. The most recent Prison Policy Initiative report found that nearly 2.3 million people—a disproportionate number of them black men—are currently being held in state and federal prisons, local jails, and other detention facilities that inflict appalling conditions on their inmates.

BEYOND BARS Organizations across the country—such as Common Justice in New York City and the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice—combat our societal instinct toward punishment by advocating restorative justice instead: systems that require restitution and accountability without prison sentences. Victims face offenders and have a say in their redress; it might be monetary compensation, community service, rehab, re-commitment to education, or anything else the participants and organization deem appropriate. By addressing the root causes of crime—poverty, lack of education and opportunity, estrangement from community, among others—such programs have remarkable success rates, with some reporting that as few as seven percent recidivism— compared to an average of two-thirds or 67 percent of jailed offenders.

—EMILY SORENSEN, PRODUCTION DRAMATURG

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LOCUSTS | cast Robert Lee Hart (Candido Manoel Barsotti) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Othello, Seven Spots On The Sun, The Seagull, and Marty and the Hands That Could. Other credits include dot the jay (2019 Satellite Festival); The Rules (Yale Cabaret); The Duchess of Malfi, Macbeth (California State University, Long Beach); The Laramie Project, Flowers for Algernon, and Electric Roses (El Camino College). Anthony Holiday (Amos Palmer)

is a first-year acting student at Yale School of Drama. He was recently seen in Lenny’s Fast Food Kids Gang at Yale Cabaret. He studied at the Atlantic Acting School, where he performed in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, The Cleaners, and The Island. He was also part of Brookdale Summer Ensemble’s Shakespeare Series, where he performed in Measure for Measure, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and The Winter’s Tale.

Kendyl Ito* (Jeongmoon NamJo) was recently seen at The Public Theater in Hansol Jung’s New York premiere of Wild Goose Dreams, directed by Leigh Silverman. Other theater credits include Soft Power (world premiere; Center Theatre Group and The Curran); Sir Patient Fancy (Red Bull Theater); Matilda (first national tour); A Chorus Line (directed by Baayork Lee); American Idiot (directed by Leslie McDonel); Oliver! (directed by Steven Eng). Concerts: A Night of Sondheim; 54 Sings Little Women; Samantha Spade; Hatched. Pace University alumna.

Daniel Liu (Yusheng Li) is a first-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he has been seen in The Tempest. His credits include Lenny’s Fast Food Kids Gang (Yale Cabaret); Love’s Labour’s Lost, Twelfth Night, The Book of Will (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival). He does stand-up comedy, is a member of Story Pirates, and has studied with Upright Citizens Brigade and ImprovOlympic. Daniel holds a B.A. in film and economics from Northwestern University. Instagram: @danieldayliuis Anula Navlekar (Rouwaida Odeh) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Rock Egg Spoon, and The Tempest. Other recent credits include The Light Fantastic, Wolf/ Alice, and Non-Player Character (Yale Cabaret). Prior to Yale, Anula’s credits include Sweet Tinder Love (Underdogs Entertainment), and The Incredible Mullah Nasruddin (Rangashankara). She appeared in Netflix’s original film Brahman Naman, B.A Pass (Bollywood); and the web series What the Folks. She was named the 2015 Best Actor in a Short Film at the Indian Cine Film Festival for her role in Fault. She holds a B.A. in performing arts, English, and psychology from Christ University in Bangalore, India. Nefesh Cordero Pino (Piedad Sotó Medina) is a first-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama.. Her credits include NOVIOS: part one at Yale Cabaret. She holds a B.F.A. in acting and public relations from the University of Puerto

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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Rico, where she performed in Pecados Minímos, The Crucible, Los Menecmos, Jaua de Pájaros, The Maids, Hand to God, and Ofel.

Malia West (Imaan Chilonga) is a first-year actor at Yale School of Drama. She was a musician in Tori Sampson’s If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must be a Muhfucka in the 2016 Carlotta Festival of New Plays, and she was recently seen in Lenny’s Fast Food Kids Gang, School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, and her own Black Girl Burning (2019 Satellite Festival) at Yale Cabaret. Her other credits include Gumbo (Yale Institute for Music Theatre), Milk Like Sugar, and The Mountaintop (Collective Consciousness Theatre).

LOCUSTS | creative team Christopher Gabriel Núñez

(Playwright) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his play In the Palm of a Giant was part of the 2017 Langston Hughes Festival. His play Taking Warsan Shire Out Of Context On The Eve Of The Great Storm was performed at Yale Cabaret this season. His play The Surgeon and her Daughters was workshopped at the 2015 Ojai Playwrights Conference; it was a semifinalist for the Sundance MENA Theatre Lab, a finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, and was part of the Cherry Lane Mentor Project in 2016 with playwright Rajiv Joseph. He holds a B.F.A. from New York University in dramatic writing with a double major in drama, and completed a two-year Meisner acting program at Maggie Flanigan Studio. He makes music under the moniker

Anonymous {And.On.I.Must} with his partner, The Brainius, and his third studio album Reckless Winter is available on all streaming platforms. christophergabrielnunez.com

Evan Christian Anderson (Lighting Designer) Please see page 15.

Julia Bates (Stage Manager)

is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include The Seagull, Passion, The Winter’s Tale, and Slave Play. Other credits include Good Faith (Yale Repertory Theatre); the feels… (kms) (Yale Cabaret); Godspell, All Shook Up (New London Barn Playhouse); Seussical (South Coast Repertory); and Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure (Lookingglass Theatre). Julia holds a B.F.A. in stage management from the Theatre School at DePaul University.

John Bondi-Ernoehazy (Scenic Designer) Please see page 9. Julia Crockett (Choreographer)

is a New York-based choreographer and movement specialist. She has presented work at National Sawdust, Company Gallery, 99 Scott, Signal, Jack Chiles Gallery, Judson Church, Danspace, Haeler Echo, Chin’s Push in Los Angeles, and Will Brown in San Francisco. She is a member of Virago Performance Company and a LEIMAY Fellow, and has collaborated with artists such as Aerial East, Chen and Kai, BODE, and Calyx. She has performed and taught in correctional facilities throughout the New York Tri-State area, and teaches at Tisch School of the Arts, Parsons School of Design, and the Terry

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LOCUSTS | creative team Knickerbocker Studio. She is the cofounder of Movement for Everybody.

Jan Paul Cruz (a.k.a.) The Brainius (Music) is a New York-

based music producer whose compositions draw from a variety of electronic, punk, and Latin influences. He recently produced the Anonymous {And.On.I.Must} album Reckless Winter. Other credits include ‘Song & Dance’ which appears on the Coldwater movie soundtrack. He also produced music for the Christopher Gabriel Núñez play In the Palm of a Giant. He holds an M.S. from Hofstra University and a B.A. from the University of Richmond in computer science. He has studied music production at Dubspot and Juilliard. soundcloud.com/thebrainius

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Christopher Evans (Projection and Video Designer) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include The Tempest and Seven Spots On The Sun. Other credits include The Apple Tree, Fuck Her, The Ugly One, Wolf/Alice, Non-Player Character (Yale Cabaret); Romeo and Juliet (Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park); The Woman in Black, Hello Again, and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Reduxion Theatre). He holds a B.F.A. in theater arts design/tech from University of Central Oklahoma, where his designs earned The Hilton Worldwide Award for Special Achievement in Film and Projection Design for Woyzeck and awards from both the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas for EchoBOOM.

Aneesha Kudtarkar (Director) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she has directed Trouble in Mind, Perfectly Timed Photos Taken Before a Disaster, and The Winter’s Tale. Her other credits include The Purple Flower, The Quonsets (Yale Cabaret); Mud, Charlotte’s Web (The Hangar Theatre); and Gruesome Playground Injuries (Studio @ 620). As an assistant director, she’s worked with Mark Lamos, Nicholas Martin, Mark Brokaw, Caitlin McLeod, and Lileana Blain-Cruz. Most recently, she was assistant director to Stephen BrownFried on Henry VI at the National Asian-American Theater Company. Aneesha is an artistic associate of Yale Cabaret and serves on its Board of Directors. She holds a B.F.A. in theater studies from Southern Methodist University, where she was honored with the Garland Wright Award for Excellence in Directing. Aneesha is a proud alumna of the Drama League Directors Project. Kathryn Ruvuna (Sound Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Tent Revival, Pentecost, and Much Ado About Nothing. Her work has also been heard in Good Faith (Yale Repertory Theatre); Taking Warsan Shire Out Of Context On The Eve Of The Great Storm, In the Red and Brown Water, The Meal, The Red Tent, NI MI MADRE, Enter Your Sleep (Yale Cabaret); and Mies Julie (Yale Summer Cabaret). She holds a B.F.A. in sound design from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.


Emily Sorensen (Production

Dramaturg) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include The Tempest and Shoot Her, Shooter. Prior to Yale, she worked in various capacities for Olney Theatre Center, Second Stage Theatre, Samuel French, Inc., The Lark, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Playscripts, Inc. Emily holds a B.A. in English and theater from Columbia University.

Jon West (Technical Director) Please see page 11.

Yunzhu Zeng (Costume Designer) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama. She designed makeup for The Light

Fantastic and costumes for Untitled Ke$ha Project and The Rules at Yale Cabaret. She holds a B.F.A. in costume and makeup design from Beijing Dance Academy, where her designs appeared in Grease, A Kite on the Horizon, Xuanji Tu, and Dance of Round Fans, among others. Other credits include Where Is My Maple Town (Theater Row Studio); Nasreddin Afandi (Beijing Yi-ZhiShang Culture & Media Company); and Good Days (Anhui Cultural Affairs Bureau). Yunzhu designed the ceremony costumes for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

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STAFF artistic

Festival Producer Anne Erbe Associate Scenic Designer Sarah Karl Assistant Scenic Designers Anna Grigo Jimmy Stubbs Assistant Costume Designer Phuong Nguyen Assistant Lighting Designers Riva Fairhall Nicole E. Lang Assistant Projection Designers Sean Preston Elena Tilli Production Stage Manager John A. Carlin

production Associate Production Manager Ben Jones Assistant Technical Directors Hyejin Son Shaoqian Lu Kelly O’Loughlin Scenic Charge Amelia Pizzoferrato Properties Master Camden Properties Artisan Madeleine Winward Master Electrician Tatsuyo Ito Assistant Master Electrician Samantha Else Projection Engineer Hao-En Hu

For Pivot Sound Engineer Noel Nichols Stage Carpenters Jonathan Jolly Matthew Lewis Run Crew Marisa Arellano Zachry J. Bailey Brandon E. Burton Margret E. Douglas Danilo Gambini Lily Guerin Manu Kumasi Stephen Marks Alexander McCargar Meg Powers Christopher Audley Puglisi Dario Ladani Sanchez Beatrice Vena Changeover Crew Kevin Belcher Laura Copenhaver Shannon Csorny Rajiv Shah

administration House Manager Eliza Orleans

For YELL Assistant Director Alex Keegan Associate Sound Designer and Engineer Bailey Trierweiler Assistant Stage Manager Amanda Luke Wardrobe Changeover Support Stephanie Bahniuk Anime Illustrator Jon Chaiet

Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Liam Bellman-Sharpe Assistant Stage Managers Rob Chikar* Jinghong “Kevin” Zhu

For LOCUSTS Classical Music Supervisor Aaron Israel Levin Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Noel Nichols Assistant Stage Manager Edmond O’Neal

special thanks Kristen Sorek West, Bobby Hale of High End Systems, Ken Romaine of Martin Harman Professional Solutions YELL: Megumi Katayama, Michael Costagliola, KWEEN Palace, FOLKS, Michael Breslin, Amauta Marston-Firmino Pivot: Elena Vazintaris LOCUSTS: Margarita and Fernando Núñez, Karina Núñez, Safia Elhillo, Olga Núñez, Fanny Núñez, Tatiana Núñez, Jan Paul Cruz, Sasha Emerson, Stephanie Ybarra, Osh Ghanimah, Carmen Neale, Luisa Caycedo Kimura, Aaron Caycedo Kimura, Arturo Luís Soria, Angie Bridgette Jones, Christopher Audley Puglisi, 김지선 Kim Jisun, Leandro Zaneti, Jenny Koons, Hye Yun Park *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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Yale School of Drama Staff Dean James Bundy Deputy Dean Victoria Nolan Associate Dean Chantal Rodriguez Assistant Dean Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.

Artistic Management

Associate Artistic Director and Director of New Play Programs Jennifer Kiger Production Stage Manager James Mountcastle Literary Manager Amy Boratko Artistic Associate Kay Perdue Meadows Literary Associate Charles O’Malley Senior Administrative Assistant to the Dean and Associate Artistic Director Josie Brown Senior Administrative Assistant for the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments Laurie Coppola Senior Administrative Assistant for the Design and Sound Design Departments Kate Begley Baker

Production

Production Management

Director of Production Shaminda Amarakoon Production Manager Jonathan Reed Associate Head of Production and Student Labor Supervisor C. Nikki Mills Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production, Theater Safety and Occupational Health, and Technical Design and Production Departments Grace O’Brien

Scenery Technical Directors Neil Mulligan Matt Welander Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Alan Hendrickson Shop Foreman Eric Sparks Master Shop Carpenters Matt Gaffney Ryan Gardner Sharon Reinhart Libby Stone

Painting Scenic Charge Ru-Jun Wang Scenic Artists Lia Akkerhuis Nathan Jasunas

Scenic Painting Intern Senior Administrative Amelia Pizzoferrato Assistant for the Acting Department Properties Ellen Lange Properties Master Jennifer McClure Library Services Lindsay King Properties Craftsperson David P. Schrader Master Properties Assistant Zach Faber

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Interim Properties Assistant Madeline Winward Properties Stock Manager Mark Dionne Properties Intern Hyejin Son

Costumes

Staff Sound Engineer Stephanie Smith Sound Interns Marisa Arellano Yitong Huang

Projections Projection Supervisor Erich Bolton

Costume Shop Manager Head Projection Technician Tom McAlister Mike Paddock Senior Drapers Stage Operations Harry Johnson Stage Carpenter Clarissa Wylie Janet Cunningham Youngberg Mary Zihal Wardrobe Supervisor Elizabeth Bolster Senior First Hands Deborah Bloch Patricia Van Horn Costume Project Coordinator Linda Kelley-Dodd Draper Nikki Fazzone Wig and Hair Design Earon Nealy Denise O’Brien (on leave) Company Hairdresser Barbara Bodine Costume Stock Manager Elizabeth Beale (on leave) Interim Costume Stock Manager Jamie Farkas

Electrics Lighting Supervisor Donald W. Titus Senior Head Electricians Jennifer Carlson Linda-Cristal Young Electrics Interns Ruo-Qiao Li Kyra Tamiko Murzyn

Sound Sound Supervisor Mike Backhaus

Head Properties Runner Billy Ordynowicz FOH Mix Engineer Jacob Riley Light Board Programmer David Willmore

Administration

General Management

Associate Managing Directors Trent Anderson Caitlin Crombleholme Leandro A. Zaneti Assistant Managing Director Caitlin Volz Senior Administrative Assistant to the Deputy Dean, Assistant Dean, and Theater Management Department Emalie Mayo Management Assistants Eliza Orleans Emma Perrin Company Manager Dani Barlow Assistant Company Managers Madeline Carey Estefani Castro


Development and Alumni Affairs

Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman 
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 Susan C. Clark Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs
 Lisa D. Richardson Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing & Communications
 Jennifer E. Alzona Development Assistants Casey Grambo Chad Kinsman

Operations

Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Digital Technology, Operations, and Tessitura Shainn Reaves Business Operations Portfolio Analyst Ann Corris Business Office Assistant Ashlie Russell

Financial Aid and Registrar Financial Aid Officer Andre Massiah Registrar/Admissions Administrator Ariel Yan Senior Administrative Assistant to the Financial Aid Officer and Registrar/ Admissions Administrator Laura Torino

Finance and Human Resources

Marketing, Communications, Director of Finance and Audience and Human Resources Services Katherine D. Burgueño

Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Janna J. Ellis Business Office Analyst Stacie Wcislo (on leave) Business Office Specialists Preston Mock Teressa Reese

Director of Marketing Daniel Cress Director of Communications Steven Padla Senior Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Caitlin Griffin Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Sam Linden

Marketing and Communications Assistant William Gaines Director of Audience Services Laura Kirk Assistant Director of Audience Services Shane Quinn Subscriptions Coordinator Tracy Baldini Audience Services Assistant Molly Leona Box Office Assistants Mikaela Boone Morgan Cronin Samantha Else Paige Hann Kenneth Murray Alexis Payne Amir Rezvani Irene Vázquez Production Photographers T. Charles Erickson Joan Marcus Richard Termine

Theater Safety and Occupational Health Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health Anna Glover Customer Service and Safety Officers Kevin Delaney Ed Jooss John Marquez

Director of Facility Operations Jennifer Gonsalves Operations Associate Nadir Balan Operations Assistant Devin Matlock Arts and Graduate Studies Superintendents Jennifer Draughn Michael Halpern Team Leaders Andy Mastriano Sherry Stanley Facility Stewards Michael Humbert Marcia Riley Custodians Christina Davis Tylon Frost Cassandra Hobby Kathy Langston Mark Roy

Digital Technology Director of Digital Technology Chris Kilbourne Digital Technology Associate Andre Griffith Interim Digital Communications Associate George Tinari Web and Email Consultant Luis Serrano Database Application Consultants Bo Du Ben Silvert

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