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A Note From the Artistic Director Welcome to Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of Cymbeline by William Shakespeare! I am delighted that you are here to share the work of this outstanding company of artists led by Evan Yionoulis, our OBIE Award-winning resident director. Her rich and varied work at Yale Rep has included vital productions of classic plays by Henrik Ibsen, Bertolt Brecht, and Mikhail Bulgakov, as well as new work by Kirsten Greenidge, Wendy MacLeod, and George F. Walker, among others. Cymbeline, Evan’s 14th production here at our theatre, has defied easy categorization for centuries. Although loosely based on the reign of King Cunobelinus of Britain, it is certainly not a history play. It weaves together strands of both comedy and tragedy, without sitting comfortably in either genre. In this fabulous romance, almost anything is possible, and Evan’s remarkable vision for Cymbeline embraces the most extraordinary surprises in Shakespeare’s text. You’ll also see in this production an approach to character that resonates with Shakespeare’s original practice. At that time, the state prohibited women performing in the theatre, so male actors played all the roles. Elizabethan artists and audiences must therefore have experienced and imagined gender more fluidly—at least in a theatrical context—and so the production you are about to see has struck me, in rehearsal, as capturing both the authenticity and the artifice of the Bard’s aesthetic as effectively as any I have seen in my 35-year career. This production is also a fantastic introduction to Shakespeare’s work for the hundreds of high school students from New Haven and across Connecticut will join us for this production as part of our annual WILL POWER! education program. We are grateful to the many supporters of Yale Rep whose generous donations have made it possible for these young people to attend what might be their first live theatre experience. I hope that you will join us again this spring for Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece, Happy Days, which I will direct. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest, whose previous Yale Rep appearances include Hedda Gabler and A Doll House and who currently stars on the comedy Life in Pieces on CBS, will play the iconic role of Winnie; she’ll be joined onstage by Jarlath Conroy, who recently appeared here in Hamlet, in the role of Willie. And I invite you to celebrate our 50th Anniversary Season, which begins in the fall and includes Yale Rep-commissioned world premieres by Sarah Ruhl, Aditi Brennan Kapil, and Amy Herzog, as well as new productions of modern masterpieces by August Wilson and John Weidman and Stephen Sondheim. Subscriptions are now on sale and are the best way to guarantee the best seats—at the best prices—on the dates of your choice. As always, please feel free to write to me about what you think about Cymbeline or any of your experiences at Yale Rep. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to seeing you again soon! Sincerely,
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William Shakespeare Directed by
Evan Yionoulis Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Original Music and Sound Design Projection Design
Jean Kim Asa Benally Elizabeth Mak Pornchanok (NOK) Kanchanabanca Rasean Davonte Johnson
Michael Rossmy Rick Sordelet
Taylor Barfield Lynda A.H. Paul
Tara Rubin Casting Laura Schutzel, CSA
Emely Selina Zepeda
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Cast In Britain Cymbeline, King of Britain Kathryn Meisle The Queen, his second wife Michael Manuel Imogen, his daughter by a former queen Sheria Irving Posthumus Leonatus, her husband Miriam A. Hyman Cloten, the Queen’s son by a former husband Christopher Geary Pisanio, Posthumus’s servant Christopher Michael McFarland First Lord Sofia Jean Gomez Second Lord Monique Barbee Cornelius, a doctor Tony Manna Helen, a lady attending Imogen Chalia La Tour
Philario, Posthumus’s host in Rome Iachimo, an Italian gentleman Frenchman, Iachimo’s friend
Caius Lucius, Roman ambassador and later general Roman Captain
Belarius, a banished lord Guiderius, known as Polydore Arviragus, known as Cadwal
Anthony Cochrane Jeffrey Carlson Robert David Grant
Romans in Britain Jonathan Higginbotham Tony Manna
In Wales Anthony Cochrane Robert David Grant Chalia La Tour
Apparitions Ghost of Sicilius Leonatus, Posthumus’s father Christopher Michael McFarland Ghost of his mother Jeffrey Carlson Ghosts of his brothers Monique Barbee Christopher Geary Jupiter Michael Manuel
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Shakespeare’s Genre Bending Shortly after Shakespeare’s death, the editors of his First Folio divided his work into three genres: tragedy, comedy, and history. A tragedy ended in death and destruction. A comedy resulted in the formation of bonds (usually through marriage). A history chronicled the stories of British Kings. While many of Shakespeare’s plays fit easily into one of these three categories, Cymbeline does not. The play isn’t rightly a tragedy because it ends with a family reunion. The play’s violence and war dampen its comedy. And even though Cymbeline was a British King, the play takes a sharp turn from historical record into a more fantastical realm. Without a clear fit, the First Folio’s editors settled on labeling Cymbeline a tragedy. For centuries, Cymbeline and its genre-misfit brethren Pericles, The Tempest, and The Winter’s Tale either sat uncomfortably in ill-fitting categories or defied labels altogether. Nearly three hundred years later, scholars began to look at these four plays on their own terms, at the way they incorporated magic, myth, and fairy tale. In 1879, Edward Dowden said these plays, written at the end of Shakespeare’s life, “had a grave beauty, a sweet serenity.” Based on these observations, Dowden thought romance was a better designation. Like most romances, Cymbeline combines familiar storytelling elements in a new and unexpected way. The play starts with something “romantic”—the impulsive but unsanctioned marriage between Posthumus and Imogen. Soon the furious King Cymbeline banishes Posthumus, and the love story gives way to an illadvised wager, a wicked stepmother’s machinations, two lost sons searching for adventure, ghosts, a descending god, and the ever-looming war between Rome and Britain. Throughout the play, whenever tragedy strikes, reconciliation rises from the ashes. When comedy peeks out from the shadows, something malevolent pushes it back down. Cymbeline, perhaps even more so than other romances, invites us to meet it on several levels, to think outside the box, and to re-examine the twists-and-turns to which we’ve become accustomed. It invites us to experience the full range of human emotion, to laugh, to cry, to fear, and to keep our imaginations open for whatever might come next. —Taylor Barfield, production dramaturg
Cymbeline posters: University of Melbourne by Amanda Johnson, 2000; Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre by Greg Gustafson, 1997.
Gender betw At the end of Cymbeline, the King finally learns that his villainous Queen has duped him into nearly destroying both his daughter and country. How could he have been so wrong as to trust her? Horrified by the glaring discrepancy between the Queen’s outward beauty and her inward cruelty, Cymbeline despairingly demands: “who is’t can read a woman?”
womanly: “Could I find out/ The woman’s part in me! For there’s no motion/ That tends to vice in man, but I affirm/ It is the woman’s part. Be it lying, note it,/The woman’s; flattering, hers; deceiving, hers [...].”
This play and our production highlight questions about gender’s inner and outer manifestations. King Cymbeline, patriarchal leader of family and country, struggles to control his wife and daughter. Iachimo and Posthumus place a bet over whether Imogen can be successfully seduced; manhood is at stake. The spurned Cloten intends to enforce his power over Imogen by raping her. Everywhere we turn in Cymbeline, men try to assert their masculinity by enacting their power over women—and everywhere they turn, the men are taken by surprise by the women’s assertion of their agency.
Posthumus rages against these psychological attributes, which he perceives as feminine. But could the “woman’s part” in him also be physiological? Many of Shakespeare’s contemporaries did not see a strict boundary between the sexes. A common notion, derived from the classical physician Galen, was that there was just one sex—that women were anatomically inverted men. Viewed from this perspective, Posthumus’s discomfort with his own femininity is far more than a desire simply to “man up”: it represents an urge to inflict violence on his own being, to excise a fundamental piece of his full humanity. Played here by a female actor, the sentiment’s harshness is made more raw.
Imogen does not yield to Iachimo. Yet Posthumus, believing himself betrayed, launches into a diatribe against all women, finally rejecting even the characteristics of himself that might be
Posthumus wishes to purge his womanly attributes. At the same time, Imogen must “forget to be a woman” in order to survive—must, as Pisanio advises her, change her “niceness” into a “waggish
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ween the Lines in Cymbeline courage” and dress as a man in order to escape her dire situation and travel alone in the countryside. In so doing, she joins the ranks of Shakespeare’s famous cross-dressing women: Julia in The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Portia in The Merchant of Venice; Viola in Twelfth Night; Rosalind in As You Like It. The circumstances vary, but Shakespeare’s heroines frequently end up wearing pants—and their disguises always seem to succeed. Remembering that women did not generally perform in the public theatres of Shakespeare’s England, and that boys played the women’s roles, it is perhaps not surprising that the “disguise” turns out to be convincing; the original performance would have featured a boy playing a woman playing a boy. But women dressing believably as boys went beyond the theater. In 1605, a noble lady in the court of Queen Anne eloped and fled to France while disguised as her lover’s page. In 1610, Lady Arabella Stuart was placed under house arrest by James I for marrying against his wishes. She escaped by dressing as a man. Imogen’s masculine disguise is not all fancy. Today many companies experiment with cross-gender casting for Shakespeare plays. But if these productions—such as the much-lauded all-male “original practice” Twelfth opposite: Moll Cutpurse (Mary Frith), ca. 1612. This page: Illustration From Quinta Essentia by Leonhart Thurneisser, 1574.
Night, starring Mark Rylance as Olivia, and the all-female Henry IV, with Harriet Walter in the title role—have taken audiences by storm, it is not simply because cross-gender casting is “experimental.” It is, after all, a centuries-old practice. Perhaps more to the point, these productions invite us to ask to what extent gender is itself a matter of performance, a negotiation of inner versus outer qualities. Who is’t can read a woman? As this play repeatedly teaches us: it is whoever can read within and without, beyond and between, the lines. —Lynda A.H. Paul, PRODUCTION DRAMATURG
Shakespeare Flunks History Check your Holinshed’s Chronicles! sp. Kymbeline
NAME : W illiam Shakespeare Ess a y Ass i g n m e n t : Describe the reign of an ancient, historical British king. King Cymbeline was the King of England during Al the Roman Empire, under the reign of Augustus.
He had two sons named Guiderius and Arviragus and a daughter named Imogen.
He had another son, not a daughter. Are you thinking of the first Queen of Britain, Innogen? One day, Cymbeline’s sons were kidnapped! And
so, he had an evil wife, the Queen, who was secretly
trying to take over the kingdom! She forced him not to
pay his tribute to the Emperor of Rome, so they had to go to war!
Will, we don’t know anything about a wife of Kymbeline, and his sons were never kidnapped. It was his son Guiderius who refused to pay the tribute to Rome. I think you’ve been hearing about too many of those folk tales from France and Germany. Please see me after class. —taylor barfield and Lynda A.H. Paul, PRODUCTION DRAMATURGS
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CAST MONIQUE BARBEE* (SECOND LORD, FIRST BROTHER) New York: Die Fledermaus (Metropolitan Opera). Regional credits include The Liar (Westport Country Playhouse); Tribes (Actors Theatre of Louisville); A Little Night Music, Lover’s Tale (Berkshire Theatre Festival); The World Is Round (Compagnia Colombari); and The Music Man (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Monique holds a BFA from Southern Oregon University and an MFA from Yale School of Drama.
JEFFREY CARLSON* (IACHIMO, MOTHER) previously appeared at Yale Rep in Richard II (title role). He has appeared on Broadway in The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?; Tartuffe (Roundabout Theatre Company); and Taboo (Drama Desk Award nomination). His Off-Broadway credits include Psycho Therapy (Cherry Lane Theatre), Antony and Cleopatra (Theatre for a New Audience), Bach at Leipzig (New York Theatre Workshop), Manuscript (Daryl Roth Theatre), Last Easter (MCC Theater), and Thief River (Signature Theatre Company). Regional credits include Measure for Measure, Stage Kiss (Goodman Theatre); Edward II (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2 (Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Royal Shakespeare Company); Lorenzaccio, Hamlet (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Romeo and Juliet, Candida (McCarter Theatre Center); The Miracle Worker (Charlotte Repertory Theatre); The Importance of Being Earnest (Paper Mill Playhouse); Golden Age (Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center); Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference; and the Cape Cod Theatre Project. Film and television appearances include Hitch, The Killing Floor, Backseat, All My Children, Plainsong, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and The View. He has studied at The Juilliard School, the University of California at Davis, and The Guthrie Theater. Mr. Carlson was the recipient of the 2004 Marian Seldes-Garson Kanin Fellowship and is a Beinecke Fellow at Yale School of Drama this spring.
ANTHONY COCHRANE* (PHILARIO, BELARIUS) previously appeared at Yale Rep in Owners. His New York credits include The Audience with Helen Mirren (Broadway); War Horse, Cymbeline, and The Coast of Utopia (Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater); Nikolai and the Others (Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center Theater); 12 years and 18 productions with Aquila Theatre Company, including Othello, Cyrano de Bergerac, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Iliad, The Man Who Would Be King, and The Invisible Man; and Dense Terrain (Doug Varone and Dancers at Brooklyn Academy of Music). His regional U.S. credits include One Man, Two Guvnors at St. Louis Rep; The Diary of Anne Frank, Tovarich (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Amadeus, Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest (The Old
Globe); Henry VIII (Helen Hayes Award nomination), Julius Caesar, The Winter’s Tale (Folger Theatre); Timon of Athens, Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); and Much Ado About Nothing (La Jolla Playhouse). U.K. credits include The Broken Heart, The Wives’ Excuse, Coriolanus, and Julius Caesar (Royal Shakespeare Company), along with numerous other repertory productions. Anthony has composed original music for over 30 theatre productions. Film and television credits include Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Apocalypse Watch, Law & Order: SVU, Benjamin Franklin (PBS), Taggart (Scottish TV), and Neverwhere (BBC). Training: Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
CHRISTOPHER GEARY* (CLOTEN, SECOND BROTHER) previously appeared at Yale Rep in These Paper Bullets!. Other credits include These Paper Bullets! (Atlantic Theater and Geffen Playhouse); Design for Living, The Cat and the Canary (Berkshire Theatre Group); Losing Tom Pecinka (Ice Factory and New Ohio Theatre); Altogether Reckless, The Seagull, The Master and Margarita, THUNDERBODIES, Peter Pan, Sagittarius Ponderosa (Yale School of Drama); The Small Things, We Know Edie La Minx Had a Gun, and A New Saint For A New World (Yale Cabaret). Christopher received his MFA from Yale School of Drama and his BA in theatre performance from Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Christopher is a proud member of New Neighborhood.
SOFIA JEAN GOMEZ* (FIRST LORD) previously appeared at Yale Rep in Safe in Hell. Off-Broadway: Angels in America: Parts 1 and 2 (Signature Theatre Company, Lucille Lortel Award for Best Ensemble), Creature (Page 73), Would You Still Love Me If… directed by Kathleen Turner (New World Stages); as well as productions at TerraNova Collective, Manhattan Theatre Club, New Georges, and Lake Lucille. Regional: Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Tartuffe, Arabian Nights (Outer Critic Circle Bay Area, Best Female Lead Nominee), Argonautika; Shakespeare Theatre in D.C.: Tartuffe, The Tempest (DCMetroTheaterArts 2014 Best Performance), Argonautika (Helen Hayes Nominee, Best Supporting Actress); Mirror of the Invisible World (Goodman Theatre); Dracula (Denver Post Nomination), The Three Musketeers (Denver Theatre Company); King Lear, The Tenth Muse, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Valentine in The Two Gentleman of Verona (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Orlando in As You Like It (Center Stage); also McCarter Theatre Center, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Black Swan Lab, Arizona Theatre Company, Portland Stage Company, and Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Television: CBS’s Unforgettable. Training: Yale School of Drama, MFA; Sam Houston State University, BFA.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of professional actors and stage managers.
CAST ROBERT DAVID GRANT* (GUIDERIUS, FRENCHMAN) appeared at Yale Rep in Hamlet starring Paul Giamatti in 2013. His New York credits include Clever Little Lies (Westside Theatre); Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Hamlet (The Pearl Theatre/The Acting Company); Mechanics of Love (Drama League); The Footage, A Light Lunch, and The Great Recession (The Flea Theater). Regional: Engagements (Barrington Stage Company); Henry IV Part 1, Hamlet (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Rey Planta and Christie in Love (Yale Cabaret). Robert holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama.
JONATHAN HIGGINBOTHAM (CAIUS LUCIUS) is a secondyear MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he has been seen in Macbeth, The Oresteia, and Preston Montfort— An American Tragedy. His other credits include Episode #121: Catfight, We Are All Here, Moonsong (Yale Cabaret); and Twelfth Night (Elm Shakespeare Company). Jonathan holds a degree in theatre from Hamilton College. MIRIAM A. HYMAN* (POSTHUMUS LEONATUS) is excited to be making her Yale Rep debut. She is a 2016 Leonore Annenberg Fellowship nominee for Performing Arts; a 2012 graduate of Yale School of Drama, where she earned her MFA in acting; and a 2011 Princess Grace recipient of the George C. Wolfe Award in Theatre. She most recently appeared as Berniece in August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson at McCarter Theatre. She has also worked in New York at LaMaMa E.T.C., The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Lincoln Center. Film and television credits include the recurring role of the medical examiner on Blue Bloods, Unforgettable, Falling Water (2016 pilot), The Blacklist, Hostages, 30 Rock, Law & Order, Conviction, and The Wire. She has three indie films slated for 2016: The Congressman, Day To Night, and Split. She is also a Hip Hop MC and goes by the moniker Robyn Hood. For more on music: Robynhoodfanz.com, @robynhoodfanz, miriamhyman.com
SHERIA IRVING* (IMOGEN) is excited to return to the Yale Rep stage, where she previously appeared in The Winter’s Tale. Broadway: Romeo and Juliet at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Off-Broadway: While I Yet Live (Primary Stages, 2015 AUDELCO nomination), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (MasterWorks), and Ethel Sings (Theatre Row). Regional: Anna Bella Eema and Becoming Sylvia (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Television: The Good Wife and Madame Secretary. Sheria is a 2013 graduate of Yale School of Drama and an alumna of the British American Drama Academy. sheriairving.com @sheriairving 17
CHALIA La TOUR (ARVIRAGUS, HELEN) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she has appeared as Sassy in This Land Was Made, Canary Mary in Fucking A, Miranda in The Tempest, Portia in The Children, Clara Gordon in Paradise Lost, and as Jessica/The Duke in The Merchant of Venice. Regional credits include Romeo and Juliet and Sleep Rock Thy Brain (Actors Theatre of Louisville). Miss LaTour hails from Stockton, California, with a bachelor’s degree in acting from California State University-East Bay. LaTour is also an alumna of the Actors Theatre of Louisville Apprentice Company 2012–13 and The British American Drama Academy’s Midsummer in Oxford program. TONY MANNA* (Cornelius, Roman Captain) is making his fifth appearance at Yale Rep. He was previously seen in These Paper Bullets! directed by Jackson Gay, Black Snow directed by Evan Yionoulis, The Taming of the Shrew directed by Mark Lamos, and You Never Can Tell directed by Stan Wojewodski, Jr. In New York, he most recently appeared in These Paper Bullets! at the Atlantic Theater Company. Other credits include a revival of John Patrick’s The Hasty Heart at the Keen Company, Timon of Athens at The Public Theater, Othello at New York Shakespeare Exchange, and Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare NYC. New works include Mangella with Project: Theater, Fucking Ibsen Takes Time at the New York International Fringe Festival, Girls Just Wanna Have Fund$ with the Women’s Project Theater, and Mickey Mouse Is Dead at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This spring Tony will shoot his short film The Vampire Leland in Brooklyn. Tony is a member of New Neighborhood and a graduate of Yale School of Drama. MICHAEL MANUEL* (THE QUEEN, JUPITER) returns to Yale Rep, where his credits include Hamlet, Summer and Smoke, Edward II, and Search and Destroy. He was most recently seen in Tartuffe at Berkeley Rep and Shakespeare Theatre Company directed by Dominique Serrand. Michael has worked in regional theatres across the country but spends the bulk of his time in Los Angeles, where he has worked with the Mark Taper Forum, Cornerstone Theater Company, Ojai Playwrights Conference, A Noise Within (Dramalogue and LA Critics Circle Awards), Geffen Playhouse, Upright Citizens Brigade, Interact Theatre Company (LA Weekly and Ovation Awards), Pasadena Playhouse, Main Street Players, About Productions, Parson’s Nose, and Impro Theatre. Some of his television and movie credits include Without a Trace, Medium, National Treasure, Los Americans, and the upcoming feature The Millionaires’ Unit. Michael is a graduate of Yale School of Drama.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of professional actors and stage managers.
Cast CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL McFARLAND* (PISANIO, SICILIUS Leonatus) previously appeared at Yale Rep in Richard II. His New York credits include Touchstone in As You Like It at New Victory Theatre, Hubert in King John with New York Shakespeare Exchange, Lennie in Of Mice and Men with the Acting Company, and most recently Captain Iditarod in Michael Mitnick’s Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman at The Wild Project. Selected regional credits: Othello (Pittsburgh Public Theater), Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill (Signature Theatre), Golden Age (Kennedy Center, Philadelphia Theatre Company), As You Like It (Guthrie Theater), Measure for Measure (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey), and the eponymous role in Hamlet (Arizona Shakespeare Festival). Training: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, New York University (BFA), Yale School of Drama (MFA 2009, Lotte Lenya Scholarship).
KATHRYN MEISLE* (CYMBELINE) Broadway: The Elephant Man (also London’s West End), Outside Mullingar, A Touch of the Poet, The Constant Wife, Tartuffe (Tony Award nomination/ Calloway Award), London Assurance, The Rehearsal, and Racing Demon (Lincoln Center Theater). Off-Broadway credits include Romeo and Juliet, Women Beware Women (Calloway Award), Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, Living Out, Old Money, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, As You Like It (Drama Desk nomination), and Othello (NYSF). Recent regional theatre includes Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Clybourne Park, The Real Thing, Three Sisters (Guthrie Theater); A Flea in Her Ear (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Little Foxes (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); Leaving by Václav Havel (The Wilma Theater); Creditors (La Jolla Playhouse); Arkadina in The Seagull and Jaques in As You Like It (Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Television and film credits include Private Practice, The Closer, Bones, The Unusuals, Law & Order: SVU, Lie to Me, Grey’s Anatomy, Damages, New Amsterdam, Brothers & Sisters, Without a Trace, Bereavement, You’ve Got Mail, The Shaft, and Rosewood.
creative team TAYLOR BARFIELD (Production DRAMATURG) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his dramaturgy credits include This Land Was Made, The Children, and Paradise Lost. Yale Cabaret credits include Dutch Masters, Trouble in Tahiti, The Untitled Project, 50:13, The Hotel Nepenthe, Touch, The Brothers Size, and The Defendant. This is Taylor’s second production at Yale Rep, having served as the assistant director for the world premiere of War in 2014. He received his BA in biology and English from Johns Hopkins University.
ASA BENALLY (COSTUME DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include The Seagull and Coriolanus. Other design credits include Tricks the Devil Taught Me (Minetta Lane Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, The Taming of the Shrew (West End Theater); Far Away, Platonov (Columbia University); The Secretaries, Roberto Zucco, Trouble in Tahiti, and The Crazy Shepherds of Rebellion (Yale Cabaret). Musical theatre credits include Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Anything Goes, Cinderella, Hello Dolly!, Miss Saigon, Guys and Dolls, and, at the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Zapata! The Musical. Opera credits include The Marriage of Figaro and La Bohème. Asa received his BFA in fashion design from Parsons School of Design. He is originally from the Navajo Nation in northern Arizona. RASEAN DAVONTE JOHNSON (PROJECTION DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include The Skin of Our Teeth, Deer and the Lovers, Preston Montfort—An American Tragedy, The Children, The Master and Margarita, and The Troublesome Reign of King John. He served as the assistant projection designer at Yale Repertory Theatre for These Paper Bullets! and Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Other projection credits include Trouble in Tahiti, Roberto Zucco, The Untitled Project, 50:13, Zero Scenario, Solo Bach, MuZeum, We Fight We Die, The Brothers Size (Yale Cabaret); Midsummer, love holds a lamp in this little room, The Life and Death of Doctor Faustus (Yale Summer Cabaret); La Cenerentola (Yale Opera); as well as collaborations with Court Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, ArtsEmerson, Porchlight Music Theatre, Manual Cinema, the Catharsis Junkies, Collaboraction, Stoptime 341, Shadowbox Live, and American Theater Company. Rasean received his BA in theatre, focusing on video art, from Ohio State University. raseandavontejohnson.com
PORNCHANOK (NOK) KANCHANABANCA (ORIGINAL MUSIC AND SOUND DESIGN) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she has designed The Oresteia, The Winter’s Tale, and Paradise Lost. Previous Yale Rep credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Accidental Death of an Anarchist (assistant sound designer); and Elevada (associate sound designer). Other credits include I’m with you in Rockland, American Gothic, The Brothers Size, The Crazy Shepherds of Rebellion, The Shoemaker’s Prodigious Wife (Yale Cabaret); Ain’t She Brave (FringeNYC); Ain’t Gonna Make It (ANT Fest); Oxygen (undergroundzero festival); Red Demon (Tokyo Metropolitan, Singapore Arts Fest). She also collaborated with theatre companies in Thailand including B-floor, Babymine, Crescent Moon, Makharmpom, and Democrazy. She holds her BFA in performing art from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. wishnok-music.com
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creative team JEAN KIM (SCENIC DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include The Winter’s Tale and The Seagull. At Yale Cabaret, she designed The Secretaries; The Commencement of William Tan; Beginners by Raymond Carver, or What We Talk About When We Talk About Love; We Fight We Die; and A New Saint for A New World. Her assistant credits include The Visit (Yale School of Drama); Arcadia and The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls (Yale Repertory Theatre). Prior to Yale, Jean was an illustrator and muralist based in New York City. She holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.
ELIZABETH MAK (LIGHTING DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Deer and the Lovers, The Seagull, and Twelfth Night. Other credits include Leonce and Lena, 50:13, Crave (Yale Cabaret); Beckett Shorts, The Flu Season (American Repertory Theater Institute); Counterpoint, 35 (Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company); The House of Yes, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Far Away, The Balcony (Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club); and projects with Urbanity Dance, NineSidedBox, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Singapore International Arts Festival. Independent productions: Graveyard Book and Waiting. elizabethmak.com
LYNDA A.H. PAUL (PRODUCTION DRAMATURG) is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama. A multi-disciplinary theatre practitioner, Lynda has previously served as an opera and new play dramaturg and is currently a managing editor of Theater magazine. She has been seen onstage as an actor, classical vocalist, bassoonist, and saxophonist at Yale Cabaret, where she also directed a production of the Bernstein opera Trouble in Tahiti. Her writing has appeared most recently in Theatre Development Fund’s Stages magazine. Lynda holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Rochester, the University of Chicago, and Yale University, where she received distinction on her PhD in music. After completing her doctorate, Lynda taught interdisciplinary courses in several humanities departments at Yale.
MICHAEL ROSSMY (FIGHT DIRECTOR) is a stage combat instructor at Yale School of Drama and the fight advisor for Yale College. His work has been featured on Broadway in A Tale of Two Cities and was seen at theatres around the country, including Yale Repertory Theatre, Atlantic Theater, Geffen Playhouse, The Old Globe, McCarter Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Paper Mill Playhouse, SoHo Rep., Primary Stages, Westport Country Playhouse, Delaware Rep, MUNY, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Red Bull Theater, Center Stage, Goodspeed Musicals, Seattle Rep, the Public Theater, Huntington Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, among others.
TARA RUBIN CASTING (CASTING DIRECTOR) has been casting at Yale Rep since 2004. Selected Broadway: School of Rock; Bullets Over Broadway; Aladdin; A Time to Kill; Big Fish; The Heiress; One Man, Two Guvnors (U.S. Casting); Ghost; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; The Farnsworth Invention; Young Frankenstein; 21
The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; Les Misérables; Spamalot; Jersey Boys; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; The Phantom of the Opera; Contact. Off-Broadway: Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Old Jews Telling Jokes. Regional: The Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, The Old Globe, Westport Country Playhouse, Bucks County Playhouse. Film: Lucky Stiff, The Producers.
RICK SORDELET (FIGHT DIRECTOR) Theatre credits include 65 Broadway productions and 60 productions on five continents in hundreds of cities around the world including Misery starring Bruce Willis, Cymbeline for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, Big Love for Signature Theatre, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Waiting for Godot, No Man’s Land, and Ben Hur Live (Rome, European Tour). Opera: Cyrano starring Placido Domingo (Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House, La Scala), and Don Carlo and Cold Mountain (Santa Fe Opera). Film: The Game Plan, Dan in Real Life, and Hamlet. Rick was Chief Stunt Coordinator for Guiding Light for 12 years and One Life to Live, representing over 1,000 episodes of daytime television. Rick sits on the board of the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and teaches at Yale School of Drama and HB Studio. He is a recipient of an Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence from the Lucille Lortel Foundation and a Jeff Award for Best Fight Direction for Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Rick has created the new stage combat company, Sordelet INK, with his son Christian Kelly-Sordelet. They have over thirty years of action movement experience for film, television, and stage. sordeletINK.com EVAN YIONOULIS (DIRECTOR) is a Resident Director at Yale Rep where her productions include The Master Builder, Richard II, The King Stag, Galileo, Heaven, Black Snow, The People Next Door, Stones in His Pockets, Bossa Nova, and Owners. New York credits include Richard Greenberg’s The Violet Hour (Broadway), Everett Beekin (Lincoln Center Theater), and Three Days of Rain (Manhattan Theatre Club, OBIE Award for Direction); Adrienne Kennedy’s Ohio State Murders (Lucille Lortel Award, Best Revival) and Howard Brenton’s Sore Throats (Theatre for a New Audience); and Daisy Foote’s Him (Primary Stages) and Bhutan (Cherry Lane Theatre). She directed Tom Stoppard’s Hapgood starring Kate Burton at Williamstown Theatre Festival. With frequent collaborator, composer/lyricist Mike Yionoulis, she is developing the transmedia project, Redhand Guitar, about five generations of musicians across an American century, and The Dread Pirate Project, about the malleability of identity between the digital and natural worlds. Other credits include productions at theatres such as the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, Huntington Theatre Company, New York Shakespeare Festival, Vineyard Theatre, Second Stage, Dallas Theater Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Denver Center. She has directed presentations of the documentary play Seven, which tells the stories of seven extraordinary women who work for human rights, in New York, Boston, Washington, London, New Delhi, and Deauville, France. She received a Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship and the Foundation’s prestigious statuette, and is a Professor Adjunct of Acting and Directing at Yale School of Drama.
creative team GRACE ZANDARSKI (VOCAL COACH) has been a member of the Voice and Speech faculty at Yale School of Drama since 2002. Her vocal coaching credits include Mike Nichols’s productions of Death of a Salesman and Betrayal on Broadway; The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Comedy of Errors, The Master Builder, Romeo and Juliet, Three Sisters, The Winter’s Tale, and Hamlet at Yale Rep; as well as productions at the Signature Theatre Company, The Public Theater, New Victory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, and BAM. Grace also serves on the faculty of Fordham University. She has taught master classes for the Lincoln Center Directors Lab and The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab. She was named Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework in 1998. She has worked with actors and professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including the financial sector, law, and sales, as well as celebrity speakers and politicians. In addition, she continues to work as an actor and director. Acting credits include the McCarter Theatre, Wilma Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and American Conservatory Theater. Education: MFA, American Conservatory Theater; BA, Princeton University.
EMELY SELINA ZEPEDA* (STAGE MANAGER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Preston Montfort—An American Tragedy, The Master and Margarita, Twelfth Night, Tiny Boyfriend, Cardboard Piano, and Hedda Gabler. At Yale Repertory Theatre, she was the assistant stage manager for Indecent and Familiar. Other credits include Slouch, Boris Yeltsin, Roberto Zucco, The Secretaries (Yale Cabaret); Orlando, love holds a lamp in this little room (Yale Summer Cabaret: Rough Magic); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Binghamton University and DUOC Universidad in Chile); and Clouds Are Pillows for the Moon (Yale Institute for Music Theatre). Emely also served as the assistant stage manager at Tri-Cities Opera.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of professional actors and stage managers.
yale repertory theatre JAMES BUNDY (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) is in his 14th year as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. In his first 13 seasons, Yale Rep has produced more than 30 world, American, and regional premieres, eight 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 also has commissioned more than 50 artists to write new work and provided low-cost theatre tickets to thousands of middle and high school students from Greater New Haven through WILL POWER!, an educational program initiated in 2004. In addition to his work at Yale Rep, he has directed productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, 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 served from 2007–13 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; he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Yale School of Drama. VICTORIA NOLAN (MANAGING DIRECTOR) is in her 23rd 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 Center Stage, 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 OffBroadway 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 AND DIRECTOR OF NEW PLAY PROGRAMS) is in her eleventh year as the Associate Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre and is also the Director of New Play Programs of Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre. Since its founding in 2008, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 50 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres and subsequent productions of 21 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres 25
across the country. Ms. Kiger came to Yale Rep from South Coast Repertory, where she was Literary Manager from 2000–2005 and Co-Director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. Prior to that, she was a production dramaturg at American Repertory Theater and adapted Robert Coover’s Charlie in the House of Rue and Mac Wellman’s Hypatia for the stage with director Bob McGrath. She has been a dramaturg for the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis and Boston Theatre Works; a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council; and a consultant for the Fuller Road Artist Residency. She is a founding member of the theatre and television producing company, New Neighborhood. Ms. Kiger completed her professional training at the American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, where she taught courses in acting and dramatic arts. She is currently on the playwriting faculty of Yale School of Drama.
BRONISLAW SAMMLER (head of production) 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 former Yale President, Richard C. Levin. He is co-editor of Technical Brief and Technical Design Solutions for Theatre, Vols. I, II, & III. 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 Arcadia, The House that will not Stand, A Streetcar Named Desire, American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, Three Sisters, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Master Builder, Passion Play, Eurydice, and the world premiere of The Clean House. 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, Center Stage 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 17 years old, and Katie, age 15.
Cymbeline Staff artistic
Shadi Ghaheri, Assistant Director Ao Li, Assistant Scenic Designer Sarah Nietfield, Assistant Costume Designer Carolina Ortiz Herrera, Assistant Lighting Designer Tye Hunt Fitzgerald, Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Johnny Moreno, Assistant Projection Designer Robert David Grant, Emely Selina Zepeda, Fight Captains Rebekah Heusel, Assistant Stage Manager
Rae Powell, Associate Production Manager Ben Clark, Technical Director Jen Seleznow, William Hartley, Spencer Hrdy, Assistant Technical Directors Kelly Rae Fayton, Assistant Properties Master Wei-hsuan Cross Wang, Master Electrician Michael Hsu, Projection Engineer Judianne Wallace, Nikki Fazzone, Drapers Fabian Fidel Aguilar, Daniel Cogan, Jamie Farkas, Al Heartley, Kathy Li, Davina Moss, Kari Olmon, Wladimiro A. Woyno R., Christopher Thompson, Run Crew
Sam Linden, House Manager
Jonathan Allen, Percussion Chuta Chulavalaivong, Joshua Thompson, French Horn Christopher Ross-Ewart, Cello Kate Marvin, Vocal Nat Saralamba, Guitar Alexandra Simpson, Viola Samuel Suggs, Bass Elly Toyoda, Violin Noël Wan, Harp
Sebastian Arboleda, Pisanio, Sicilius Leonatus, Caius Lucius Lauren E. Banks,** Posthumus Leonatus Andrew Burnap, Cloten, Second Brother Juliana Canfield, Imogen Paul Cooper, The Queen, Jupiter Anna Crivelli, Second Lord, First Brother Patricia Fa’asua, First Lord Robert David Grant,* Iachimo, Mother Aubie Merrylees,** Guiderius, Frenchman Elizabeth Stahlmann,** Arviragus, Helen Bradley James Tejeda, Philario, Belarius Curtis Williams, Cornelius, Roman Captain Shaunette Renée Wilson, Cymbeline *Member of Actors’ Equity Association **Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Special Thanks Stanley Hershonik
Cymbeline March 25–April 16, 2016 University Theatre, 222 York Street
YALE REPERTORY theatre staff James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director Director of New Play Programs
Resident Artists Paula Vogel, Playwright in Residence Liz Diamond, Evan Yionoulis, Resident Directors Catherine Sheehy, Resident Dramaturg Michael Yeargan, Set Design Advisor, Resident Set Designer Ilona Somogyi, 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 Management James Mountcastle, Production Stage Manager Amy Boratko, Literary Manager Kay Perdue Meadows, Artistic Associate Rachel Carpman, Literary Associate Tara Rubin, CSA; Lindsay Levine, CSA; Laura Schutzel, CSA; Kaitlin Shaw, CSA; Merri Sugarman, CSA; Eric Woodall, CSA; Claire Burke; Emma Atherton, Casting Lindsay King, Teresa Mensz, Library Services Josie Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director Laurie Coppola, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments Mary Volk, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Design, Sound Design, and Projection Departments
Production Management Bronislaw J. Sammler, Head of Production Jonathan Reed, Production Manager C. Nikki Mills, Associate Head of Production and Student Labor Supervisor Grace O’Brien, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production and Theater Safety and Occupational Health Departments Scenery Neil Mulligan, Matt Welander, Technical Directors Alan Hendrickson, Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Eric Sparks, Shop Foreman Matt Gaffney, Ryan Gardner, Sharon Reinhart, Master Shop Carpenters Alex McNamara, Shop Carpenter Bryanna Kim, Jill Chandler Salisbury, Assistants to the Technical Director
Painting Ru-Jun Wang, Scenic Charge Lia Akkerhuis, Nathan Jasunas, Assistant Scenic Artists Daniel Cogan, Assistant to the Painting Supervisor Properties Jennifer McClure, Properties Master David P. Schrader, Properties Craftsperson Ted Griffith, Ashley Flowers, Properties Assistants Bill Batschelet, Properties Stock Manager Costumes Tom McAlister, Costume Shop Manager Robin Hirsch, Associate Costume Shop Manager Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Mary Zihal, Senior Drapers Deborah Bloch, Harry Johnson, Senior First Hands Pat Van Horn, First Hand Linda Kelley-Dodd, Costume Project Coordinator Denise O’Brien, Wig and Hair Design Barbara Bodine, Company Hairdresser Elizabeth Beale, Costume Stock Manager Jamie Farkas, Assistant to the Costume Shop Manager Electrics Donald W. Titus, Lighting Supervisor Brian Quiricone, Linda-Cristal Young, Senior Head Electricians Sound Mike Backhaus, Sound Supervisor Stephanie Smith, Staff Sound Engineer Ien DeNio, Matthew Fischer, Assistants to the Sound Supervisor
Finance and Human Resources Katherine D. Burgueño, Director of Finance and Human Resources Erin Ethier, Business Manager Janna J. Ellis, Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Monica Avila, Chris Fuller, Preston Mock, Business Office Specialists Shainn Reaves, Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office; Technology, Media, and Web Services; Operations; and Tessitura Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services Daniel Cress, Director of Marketing Steven Padla, Director of Communications Libby Peterson, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Caitlin Griffin, Sylvia Xiaomeng Zhang, Trent Anderson, Marketing and Communications Assistants Marguerite Elliott, Publications Manager Paul Evan Jeffrey, Art and Design Carol Rosegg, Production Photographer David Kane, Videography Laura Kirk, Director of Audience Services Shane Quinn, Assistant Director of Audience Services Tracy Baldini, Subscriptions Coordinator Roger-Paul Snell, Audience Services Assistant Alexandra Cadena, Jordan Graf, Anthony Jasper, Katie Metcalf, Kenneth Murray, Kyra Riley, Aaron Wegner, Box Office Assistants
Projections Erich Bolton, Projection Supervisor Mike Paddock, Head Projection Technician Brittany Bland, Assistant to the Projection Supervisor
Operations Diane Galt, Director of Facility Operations Nadir Balan, Interim Operations Associate Jennifer Draughn, Arts and Graduate Studies Superintendent Vondeen Ricks, Sherry Stanley, Team Leaders Michael Humbert, Facility Steward Lucille Bochert, Tylon Frost, Kathy Langston, Warren Lyde, Patrick Martin, Mark Roy, Custodians
Stage Operations Janet Cunningham, Stage Carpenter Kate Begley Baker, Head Properties Runner Elizabeth Bolster, Wardrobe Supervisor Jacob Riley, FOH Mix Engineer Mark Bailey, Light Board Programmer
Technology, Media, and Web Services Chris Kilbourne, Director of Digital Technology Daryl Brereton, Associate Director of Digital Technology Kathleen Martin, Web Services Associate Don Harvey, Ron Rode, Ben Silvert, Database Application Consultants
Theater Safety and Occupational Health William J. Reynolds, Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health Jacob Thompson, Security Officer Ed Jooss, Audience Safety Officer Kevin Delaney, John Marquez, Customer Service and Safety Officers
General Management Emika Abe, Sooyoung Hwang, Associate Managing Directors Emily Reeder, Assistant Managing Director Emalie Mayo, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director Sam Linden, Rachel Shuey, Sylvia Xiaomeng Zhang, Management Assistants Flo Low, Company Manager Trent Anderson, Kathy Li, Sylvia Xiaomeng Zhang, Assistant Company Managers Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Janice Muirhead, Senior Associate Director of Development Susan C. Clark, Development and Alumni Affairs Officer Joanna Romberg, Associate Director of Development Alice Kenney, Jennifer Schmidt, Development Associates Melissa Rose, Development Assistant Jennifer E. Alzona, Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing & Communications
The Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designers in LORT are represented by United Artists Local USA-829, IATSE. 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.
Winner! 2014 Outstanding Production of a Play ConneCtiCut CritiCs CirCle
These Paper Bullets! by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2014; Geffen Playhouse, west coast premiere, 2015; Atlantic Theater Company, New York premiere, November–January 2016.
binger CenTer FOr neW THeATre Yale RepeRtoRY theatRe, the internationally celebrated professional theatre in residence at Yale School of Drama, has championed new work since 1966, producing well over 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists. Twelve Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, garnering more than 40 Tony Award nominations and eight Tony Awards. Yale Rep is also the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Established in 2008, Yale’s BingeR CenteR foR new theatRe has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most robust and innovative new play programs. To date, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 50 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres and subsequent productions of 21 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres across the country—including this season’s Indecent created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, peerless by Jiehae Park, and The Moors by Jen Silverman. For more information, including a complete list of Yale Rep commissioned artists, please visit yalerep.org/center. Photos by T. Charles Erickson, Joan Marcus, and Carol Rosegg.
“Thoughtful and truly thought-provoking. So eye-opening that it almost blinds you.” the new York times
War by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2014; Lincoln Center 29 Theatre’s LCT3, New York premiere, May–July 2016.
Winner! 2013 Outstanding Production of a Play ConneCtiCut CritiCs CirCle
Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi; Yale Rep and American Repertory Theater, world premiere, 2012; Soho Rep., New York premiere, 2013.
“Resonates and illuminates!”
“Triumphs on all fronts!”
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Indecent created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman; Yale Rep and La Jolla Playhouse, world premiere; 2015; Vineyard Theatre, New York premiere, spring 2016.
Familiar by Danai Gurira; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2015; Playwrights Horizons, New York premiere, February-March 2016.
Top Ten Plays of the Year, 2012 and 2014! the new York times
Best Broadway Play of 2014! usA todAY
The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2012; Broadway premiere, 2014. 30
Yale School of Drama Board of Advisors John B. Beinecke, Chair John Badham, Vice Chair Jeremy Smith, Vice Chair Amy Aquino Sonja Berggren Lynne Bolton Carmine Boccuzzi Clare Brinkley Sterling B. Brinkley, Jr. Kate Burton Lois Chiles Patricia Clarkson Edgar M. Cullman III Scott Delman
Michael Diamond Polly Draper Charles S. Dutton Sasha Emerson Heidi Ettinger Lily Fan Terry Fitzpatrick Marc Flanagan Marcus Dean Fuller Anita Pamintuan Fusco Donald Granger David Marshall Grant Ethan Heard Ruth Hendel
Catherine MacNeil Hollinger Sally Horchow Ellen Iseman David Johnson Asaad Kelada Sarah Long Donald Lowy Elizabeth Margid Drew McCoy Tarell Alvin McCraney David Milch Tom Moore Arthur Nacht
Jennifer Harrison Newman Lupita Nyong’o Carol Ostrow Amy Povich Liev Schreiber Tracy Chutorian Semler Tony Shalhoub Michael Sheehan Anna Deavere Smith Andrew Tisdale Edward Trach Courtney B. Vance Henry Winkler Amanda Wallace Woods
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Edward Trach Trust for Mutual Understanding Kara Unterberg Esme Usdan Albert Zuckerman
Edgerton Foundation Heidi Ettinger Ruth and Steve Hendel National Endowment for the Arts James Munson Righteous Persons Foundation G. Erwin Steward
Nina Adams and Moreson Kaplan Americana Arts Foundation Carmine Boccuzzi and Bernard Lumpkin Mary L. Bundy Jim Burrows Scott Delman Michael Diamond Educational Foundation of America Lily Fan Quina Fonseca Mabel Burchard Fischer Grant Foundation Catherine MacNeil Hollinger Ellen Iseman Adrian and Nina Jones J.M. Kaplan Fund Sarah Long Lucille Lortel Foundation Donald and Angela Lowy Roz and Jerry Meyer The Adam Mickiewicz Institute Lupita Nyong’o Carol Ostrow
Alec and Aimee Scribner The Seedlings Foundation Jonathan Marc Sherman, in honor of Dr. Ronald Sherman Theatre Communications Group
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Deborah Applegate and Bruce Tulgan John Badham Foster Bam The Eugene G. and Margaret M. Blackford Memorial Fund, Bank of America, Co-Trustee Carolyn Foundation The Noël Coward Foundation Polly Draper Christopher Durang Terry Fitzpatrick Marc Flanagan Barbara and Richard Franke Marcus Dean Fuller Donald Granger Albert R. Gurney Jane Head Linda Gulder Huett Ben Ledbetter and Deborah Freedman Tom Moore Arthur and Merle Nacht New England Foundation for the Arts Mark C. Rosenthal Ben and Laraine Sammler Michael and Riki Sheehan Philip J. Smith Amanda Wallace Woods
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Anna Fitch Ardenghi Trust, Bank of America, Trustee Shirley Brandman and Howard Shapiro Donald Brown Thomas Bruce Ben Cameron Michael S. David Sasha Emerson Fred Gorelick and Cheryl MacLachlan Alan Hendrickson JANA Foundation Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven The Ethel & Abe Lapides Foundation The George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation William Ludel Jenny Mannis and Henry Wishcamper NewAlliance Foundation Dw Phineas Perkins Jack Pierson Joel and Joan Smilow Courtney B. Vance
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Victor and Laura Altshul Amy Aquino and Drew McCoy Paula Armbruster Paul F. Balser, Sr. Jody Locker Berger Deborah S. and Bruce M. Berman Debbie Bisno and David Goldman Jeffrey A. Bleckner Mark Brokaw Cyndi Brown James T. and Alice B. Brown James Bundy Joan D. Channick
Patricia Clarkson Bill Connor Sue Ann Gilfillan Converse and Tony Converse Peggy Cowles Catherine and Elwood Davis Ramon Delgado The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Glen R. Fasman Melanie Ginter and John Lapides Judith Hansen Karsten Harries and Elizabeth Langhorne James Earl Jewell Rolin Jones Ann Judd and Bennett Pudlin Jane Kaczmarek Elizabeth Katz and Reed Hundt Helen Kauder and Barry Nalebuff Abby Kenigsberg Roger Kenvin Anne Simone Kleinman George N. Lindsay, Jr. Peter Marshall Thomas Masse and James Perlotto, MD Tarell Alvin McCraney Dawn G. Miller David Moore Garrett and Mary Moran Neil Mulligan Chris Noth Richard Ostreicher F. Richard Pappas Amy Povich Kathy and George Priest Carol A. Prugh The Rodgers and Hammerstein Foundation Liev Schreiber Marie S. Sherer Eugene Shewmaker Benjamin Slotznick Anna Deavere Smith Dr. Matthew Specter and Ms. Marjan Mashhadi Carol and Arthur Spinner Kenneth J. Stein Shepard and Marlene Stone Lee Stump David Sword Arlene Szczarba John Henry Thomas III Carol M. Waaser Cliff Warner Barbara Wohlsen George Zdru Wendy Zimmermann and Stephen Cutler
Emily Aber and Robert Wechsler Actors’ Equity Foundation Donna Alexander Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Ashfield Emily P. Bakemeier and Alain G. Moureaux Christopher Barreca Robert L. Barth John Lee Beatty Edward Blunt Susan Brady and Mark Loeffler Jonathan Busky Ian Calderon Danielle and Thomas Canfield Dr. Michael Cappello and Kerry Robinson Joy G. Carlin Cosmo Catalano, Jr. Jim Chervenak Dr. Paul D. Cleary Robert Cotnoir Marycharlotte Cummings Ernestine and Ronald Cwik Bob and Priscilla Dannies Richard Sutton Davis Robert Dealy The Cory & Bob Donnalley Charitable Foundation Bernard Engel Roberta Enoch and Steven Canner Peter Entin Kyoung-Jun Eo James Gardner Betty Goldberg David Marshall Grant Rob Greenberg Elizabeth M. Greene Eduardo Groisman Regina Guggenheim William B. Halbert Douglas Harvey Katherine W. Haskins Barbara Hauptman Ethan Heard Mona Heinz-Barreca Carol Thompson Hemingway Donald Holder John Robert Hood Mary and Arthur Hunt Raymond Inkel Alan Kibbe Harvey Kliman and Sandra Stein Dr. Gary and Hedda Kopf Mildred Kuner Katherine Anne Latham Maryanne Lavan
Chi-Lung Lui Charles Long and Roe Curtis Linda Lorimer and Charles Ellis Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lyons Timothy Mackabee Brian Mann Jane Marcher Foundation John McAndrew Peter and Wendy McCabe George Miller and Virginia Fallon Janice Muirhead Laura Naramore Victoria Nolan and Clark Crolius William and Barbara Nordhaus Arthur Oliner Louise Perkins and Jeff Glans Stephen Pollock Faye and Asghar Rastegar Jon and Sarah Reed Bill and Sharon Reynolds Dr. Michael Rigsby and Prof. Richard Lalli Steve Robman Abigail Roth Dr. Mark Schoenfeld Sandra Shaner James Steerman Nausica Stergiou Marsha Beach Stewart Lee Styslinger III Patricia Thurston Don Titus John Turturro Sophie von Haselberg Zelma Weisfeld Vera Wells Carolyn Seely Wiener Steven Wolff Evan Yionoulis Steve Zuckerman
Mary Ellen and Thomas Atkins Alexander Bagnall James Bakkom Sarah Bartlo Drs. Linda Bockenstedt and Jonathan Fine Katherine Borowitz Tom Broecker Claudia Brown Anne and Guido Calabresi Dr. and Mrs. W.K. Chandler Barbara Jean and Nicholas Cimmino Robert S. Cohen
Audrey Conrad Daniel R. Cooperman and Mariel Harris Stephen Coy John W. Cunningham Sue and Gus Davis Dennis Dorn Charles S. Dutton Kem and Phoebe Edwards Kyoung-Jun Eo Fine Family Susan and Fred Finkelstein Joel Fontaine David Freeman Randy Fullerton Dr. and Mrs. James Galligan Joseph Gantman Stephen Godchaux Kris and Marc Granetz Scott Hansen Michael Haymes and Logan Green Dr. Lothar Hennighausen Jennifer Hershey-Benen David Henry Hwang Joanna and Lee A. Jacobus Pam Jordan Richard Kaye Asaad Kelada Barnet Kellman Alan Kibbe David Kriebs Bernard Kukoff Frances Kumin William Kux Kenneth Lewis Nancy Lyon Laura Brown MacKinnon Linda Maerz and David Wilson Peter Andrew Malbuisson Elizabeth Margid Robert McDonald Deborah McGraw Lawrence Mirkin George Morfogen Gayther Myers, Jr. Jane Nowosadko Gabriel Olszewski Maulik Pancholy Michael Parrella Jeffrey Powell and Adalgisa Caccone Meghan Pressman Alec and Drika Purves Sarah Rafferty Barbara and David Reif Daniel and Irene Mrose Rissi Howard Rogut Constanza Romero Allen and Missy Rosenshine Russ Rosensweig Jean and Ron Rozett Frank Sarmiento Robin Sauerteig
Contributors to Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre Suzanne Sato Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schmertzler William and Elizabeth Sledge David Soper and Laura Davis Mary C. Stark Regina Starolis Erich Stratmann Bernard Sundstedt Matthew Suttor Patricia Thurston Richard B. Trousdell Leslie Urdang Paul Walsh William and Phyllis Warfel Dana Westberg Karen White Andrew and Fiona Wood Arthur and Ann Yost Donald and Clarissa Youngberg John and Pat Zandy
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Amy Brewer and David Sacco James and Dorothy Bridgeman Linda Briggs and Joseph Kittredge Carole and Arthur Broadus Arvin Brown James E. Brown, MD Julie Brown Stephen and Nancy Brown Robert Brustein Stephen Bundy James Burch Linda Burt Richard Butler Susan Wheeler Byck Michael Cadden Susan Cahan and Jürgen Bank Kathryn A. Calnan Ivan and Frances Capella Lisa Carling Anna Cascio Sami Joan Casler Patricia Cavanaugh Terri Chegwidden Suellen G. Childs King-Fai Chung Cynthia Clair Lani Click Katherine D. Cline Aurélia and Ben Cohen Patricia J. Collins Judith Colton and Wayne Meeks Forrest Compton Kristin Connolly William Connolly David Conte Kathleen and Leo Cooney Aaron Copp Timothy and Pamela Cronin Julie Crowder Douglas and Roseline Crowley Sean Cullen Scott Cummings William Curran Donato Joseph D’Albis F. Mitchell Dana Nigel W. Daw Katherine Day Milagros DeCamps Mr. and Mrs. Paul DeCoster Aziz Dehkan and Barbara Moss Elizabeth DeLuca Julia L. Devlin Jose A. Diaz Connie and Peter Dickinson Derek DiGregorio Melinda DiVicino Merle Dowling Ms. JoAnne E. Droller, R.N.
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audio descriPTION: a live narration of the play’s action, sets, and costumes for patrons who are blind or low vision. open captioning: a digital display of the play’s dialogue as it’s spoken. Below are the AD and OC performance dates for this season. All shows are at 2PM; the AD pre-show discussion begins at 1:45PM.
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CYMBELINE by William Shakespeare, directed by Evan Yionoulis. Yale Repertory Theatre March 25 to April 16, 2016.