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A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Welcome to the world premiere of Dear Elizabeth! From the original correspondence between the great poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, playwright Sarah Ruhl has created a theatrical event that illuminates their thirty-year friendship. Though the two rarely saw each other in person after their initial meeting in 1947, the honesty and affection of their letters sustained them through turbulent periods in their private lives: today, the letters open vistas to the people behind the poetry. It is most fitting that this production also reunites Sarah and director Les Waters, who have collaborated on some of the most moving theatre of the last decade, including Eurydice and last season’s Three Sisters here at Yale Rep, and the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominated play In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) on Broadway. Sarah and Les ceaselessly explore new possibilities in our art form, combining humane observation and surprising invention—we are deeply fortunate that they bring their own uniquely poetic sensibilities back to our theatre. We joyfully welcome actors Mary Beth Fisher, making her Yale Rep debut, and Jefferson Mays, a Tony Award winning graduate of Yale College who returns to the Rep for the first time since 1992. (Some audience members may remember Lowell’s own Yale Rep debut: his world premiere adaptation of Aeschylus’s Prometheus Bound in 1966, with a cast that included Ron Leibman and Irene Worth.) Thank you for being here today. It’s an especially busy time of year for many of us, and I am grateful that you have chosen to spend a couple of hours with our company. Dear Elizabeth runs through December 22—please help us spread the word to your family, friends, and colleagues. As always, feel free to email me with your thoughts and feelings about the play at email@example.com. I look forward to seeing you back at Yale Rep in 2013! Sincerely,
James Bundy Artistic Director
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STONES IN HIS POCKETS
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By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Directed by JAMES BUNDY MARCH 15 TO APRIL 13, 2013
IN A YEAR WITH 13 MOONS
Film and screenplay by RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Adapted for the stage by BILL CAMP and ROBERT WOODRUFF Directed by ROBERT WOODRUFF Featuring BILL CAMP APRIL 26 TO MAY 18, 2013
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YALE REPERTORY THEATRE James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director
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Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Sound Designer Projection Designer Production Dramaturg Casting Director Stage Manager
ADAM RIGG MARIA HOOPER RUSSELL H. CHAMPA BRAY POOR HANNAH WASILESKI AMY BORATKO TARA RUBIN CASTING KIRSTIN HODGES
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY BRAY POOR AND JONATHAN BELL Dear Elizabeth was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre. Development and production support are provided by Yaleâ€™s Binger Center for New Theatre and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Dear Elizabeth uses letters between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell that were published as a part of Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence Between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. We are also grateful to Farrar, Straus and Giroux for the use of selected poems by Bishop and Lowell. Production support for Dear Elizabeth is provided by The Cornelius-Schecter Family Fund.
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CAST Elizabeth Bishop Robert Lowell
MARY BETH FISHER JEFFERSON MAYS
THERE WILL BE ONE FIFTEEN-MINUTE INTERMISSION.
For Elizabeth B and Elizabeth C, as in Charuvastra, who covered her typewriter with bandages and typed out all the poetry she could remember
Elizabeth Bishop and Robert L Poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell built their friendship upon what they knew best: words. Over the course of thirty years, they exchanged hundreds of letters, manuscripts, postcards, and telegrams. The 459 extant pieces of their correspondence, collected in Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, chronicle not only two remarkable literary lives—but depict a profound and singular relationship. Bishop and Lowell met in early 1947 at mutual friend Randall Jarrell’s apartment. Cal—as Lowell was known to friends—was a fast-rising star of the literati; he won the Pulitzer that year, at the age of 30, for his Lord Weary’s Castle. Elizabeth, six years Lowell’s senior, published North & South in 1946 and was beginning a quiet climb to the upper echelons of the literary elite. (She won the 1956 Pulitzer for her Poems: North & South/A Cold Spring.) They counted among their mentors, friends, and colleagues established modernists like William Carlos Williams, Ezra Pound, and Marianne Moore and contemporaries Dylan Thomas and Theodore Roethke. Although all accounts suggest that Bishop and Lowell had an instant connection when they met, it may have been Lowell’s 1947 review of North & South that cemented their burgeoning friendship. Bishop appreciated both the praise—and criticism—that Lowell had for her work. Quickly their letters became a sort of writer’s workshop. One would send an early draft of a poem; the other would return it with line-by-line commentary. Their poetic styles were worlds apart, but they keenly appreciated each other’s craft. Called a “poet’s poet,” Bishop wrote sharp, precise lines filled with
wit. Her poetry captured images of the physical world, and she rarely laid bare her personal life in her verse. She labored over every line and took years to produce a slim volume; and then she’d torture the editors at the publishing house with her exacting needs. Lowell’s writing, by comparison, was prolific and personal. His 1959 Life Studies pioneered a “confessional” style that is credited with changing the course of twentieth-century American poetry. References to his own life and family crackled on the surface of his writing. His infamous collection The Dolphin, published in 1973, documented his relationship with second wife Elizabeth Hardwick; Bishop felt it unethical to publish the poems and unsuccessfully urged Lowell to keep the verses private. Over the decades, their paths crossed— but more often diverged—at poetry conferences (such as a particularly debauched and infamous 1948 gathering at Bard College), writers’ retreats (like Saratoga Springs’s hallowed Yaddo), or teaching posts (both taught at Harvard, among other institutions). Both served tenures as poetry consultant (the post now called Poet Laureate) at the Library of Congress. They each won nearly every accolade available to an American poet: National Book Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, among others. Their careers kept each of them in constant motion, but they always seemed to know the other’s address—no matter how far-flung they were. They talked more than shop. Bishop and Lowell were confidants and helped support each other through dark days. And, in these two troubled lives, there were many of those. Letters were written and received in dozens of hospitals
OPPOSITE: ROBERT LOWELL AND ELIZABETH BISHOP AT THE COPACABANA BEACH, RIO DE JANEIRO, JULY, 1962. PHOTO, SPECIAL COLLECTIONS, VASSAR COLLEGE LIBRARIES.
owell: A Friendship by the Book around the globe: Bishop either battling severe asthma or alcoholism, Lowell suffering from bipolar disorder. Months might pass with a one-sided conversation until the other was well enough to respond. Though they shared a profound love, their letters were never love letters in the traditional sense. Both had other amours. Lowell was married three times—to Jean Stafford, Elizabeth Hardwick, and Lady Caroline Blackwood—and had a number of affairs before, during, and after these unions. From 1951 to 1967, Bishop lived in Brazil with lover Lota de Macedo Soares. Shortly after the women moved to New York in 1967, Lota committed suicide. Lowell and Bishop supported each other through the tumult and despair, sending notes like life preservers.
Their correspondence ended in 1977. Lowell had died of a heart attack before Bishop’s last letter to him arrived. And he would never read “North Haven,” which Bishop wrote in memory of Lowell, the last of a long series of poems the two dedicated to each other. These two friends, who considered the other his or her “best” friend, rarely saw one another. They relied on writing to keep their connection alive—and they had the skill to do that beautifully. Because of that, their friendship, constructed in words, is available to all of us in all its eloquence, sorrow, and joy. —AMY BORATKO, PRODUCTION DRAMATURG
“Sometimes it seems…as though only intelligent people are stupid enough to fall in love & only stupid people are intelligent enough to let themselves be loved.”—ELIZABETH BISHOP, FROM HER NOTEBOOK Dream I see a pos Vanishing tman everywhere A mammotin thin blue air, Postmarke h letter in his hand. d from a fo reign land. The postm The letter an’s uniform is blue. And I’d be is of course from you My own naable to read, I hope, me on the envelope But he has Which cons trouble with this let And over a tantly grows bigger ter He vanishend over with a stare & bigger , s in blue, b lue air. —
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naged to finish “While we were with her, she ma gy] for Lowell. ‘North Haven,’ the poem [or ele out with it in her She read it to us and walked ab t she felt she hand. I found it very moving tha , that it was part could hardly bear to put it down te at dinner.” of her. She put it beside her pla
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“I can remember Cal’s carrying Elizabeth’s ‘Armadillo’ poem around in his wallet everywhere, not the way you’d carry the picture of a grandson, but as you’d carry something to brace you and make you sure of how a poem ought to be.” —RICHARD WILBUR, REMEMBERING ELIZABETH BISHOP, 108
CAST MARY BETH FISHER (ELIZABETH BISHOP) is making her Yale Rep debut. New York credits include Frank’s Home (Playwrights Horizons); Boy Gets Girl (Drama League Honoree, Drama Desk and Lucile Lortel nominations), The Radical Mystique, By the Sea… (Manhattan Theatre Club); The Night of the Iguana (Roundabout Theatre Company); and Extremities (Westside Arts). Chicago theatre credits include God of Carnage, The Seagull, Rock ’n’ Roll, The Clean House, Dinner with Friends, Heartbreak House, The Rose Tattoo, The Guys, Spinning into Butter, Light Up the Sky, Marvin’s Room, Design for Living (Goodman Theatre); Dead Man’s Cell Phone, The Dresser, The Memory of Water (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Angels in America, Three Tall Women, The Year of Magical Thinking (Joseph Jefferson Award), The Wild Duck, What the Butler Saw, Arcadia, Travesties (Court Theatre); The Taming of the Shrew (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); The Laramie Project: Epilogue and The Little Dog Laughed (About Face Theatre). Television and film: The Chicago Code, State of Romance (pilot), Without a Trace, Numb3rs, Prison Break, NYPD Blue, Profiler, Early Edition, Formosa Betrayed, Dragonfly, and Trauma. Ms. Fisher received the 2010 Chicago’s Leading Lady Award from the Sarah Siddons Society and was named “Best Actress” in Chicago Magazine’s “Best of Chicago” issue (August 2010). She is a Lunt-Fontanne Fellow and a Beinecke Fellow at Yale School of Drama.
JEFFERSON MAYS (ROBERT LOWELL) previously appeared at Yale Rep in The Beauty Part in 1992. Most recently, he appeared in the musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Hartford Stage. His Broadway credits include I Am My Own Wife, Journey’s End, Pygmalion, The Best Man, and Of Thee I Sing; and Off-Broadway: Blood and Gifts, Measure for Measure, Quills, and Orestes. Regional credits include My Fair Lady, Quartermaine’s Terms, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Misalliance, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Cherry Orchard, Peter Pan, She Stoops to Conquer, Tartuffe, Hamlet, Macbeth, Miss Julie, and Private Lives. Film and television credits include Alfie, Kinsey, Bettie Page, Cousin Bette, The Good Wife, Mildred Pierce, Detroit 1-8-7, Lie to Me, Fringe, Law & Order, Nurse Jackie, and The Closer. He is the recipient of the Tony, Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, OBIE (1994, 2004), Helen Hayes, Elliot Norton, Theatre World, Drama League, Jefferson, and Sir Robert Helpmann awards. He is a graduate of Yale College (BA) and University of California, San Diego (MFA), and is a Beinecke Fellow at Yale School of Drama.
CREATIVE TEAM AMY BORATKO (PRODUCTION DRAMATURG) is the Literary Manager at Yale Rep and has previously served as dramaturg on the Yale Rep productions of The Realistic Joneses, Good Goods, Belleville, Autumn Sonata, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Battle of Black and Dogs, Compulsion, Notes from Underground, A Woman of No 14
Importance, Eurydice, and The Cherry Orchard. Other dramaturgy credits include The Time of Your Life, The Summer People, Romeo and Juliet, The War Is Over (Yale School of Drama), as well as Voice and Vision’s ENVISION Retreat at Bard College. She has been a teaching fellow at Yale College and Yale School of Drama and was a managing editor of Theater magazine. A graduate of Rice University, she received her MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale School of Drama.
RUSSELL H. CHAMPA (LIGHTING DESIGNER) Previously at Yale Rep: Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice. Current and recent projects include The Twenty-Seventh Man (The Public Theater); Modern Terrorism, Water by the Spoonful (Second Stage Theatre); Angels in America, Parts 1 and 2 (The Wilma Theater); and Now or Later (Huntington Theatre). On Broadway, Mr. Champa designed Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) and Julia Sweeney’s God Said “Ha!”, both at the Lyceum Theatre. Other New York credits include productions at Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Classic Stage Company, New York Stage & Film, and La MaMa E.T.C. Regional credits include projects for American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Rep, The Mark Taper Forum, Trinity Rep, McCarter Theatre, and The Kennedy Center.
KIRSTIN HODGES (STAGE MANAGER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Petty Harbour, Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights, Twelfth Night or What You Will, Jib (assistant stage manager), Miss Heimlich, and She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange. Her other theatre credits include Good Goods (assistant stage manager, Yale Repertory Theatre); Hamlet, The Comedy of Errors (assistant stage manager, Virginia Shakespeare Festival); The Fantasticks, Lil’s 90th, A Doll’s House (production assistant, Long Wharf Theatre); and The Play About the Coach (Out of the Loop Festival). She received her BA in stage management from Baylor University.
MARIA HOOPER (COSTUME DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Petty Harbour by Martyna Majok and The Seagull, directed by Alexandru Mihail. Other credits include the Yale Summer Cabaret 2012 season, Trannequin! A New Musical (Yale Cabaret); NickMom Night Out (Chicago, Orlando, and New York episodes), and the feature film Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (Vugaru). Assistant design credits include the films The Stare, Shadows and Lies (RabbitBandini), and Movie 43 (Relativity Media). Prior to costume design, Maria worked as a women’s wear designer for retail clothing companies including Banana Republic. She is a 2002 Parsons School of Design graduate with a BFA in fashion design and illustration.
BRAY POOR (SOUND DESIGNER) Previous Yale Rep credits include Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice and the world premiere of The Evildoers by David Adjmi. His Broadway credits include Ruhl’s In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) (Lincoln Center Theater) and The American Plan by Richard Greenberg (Manhattan Theatre Club). Other recent theatre credits include Look Back in Anger (Roundabout Theatre Company), Red (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Water by the Spoonful (Hartford Stage), The Illusion (Signature Theatre Company), Maple and Vine and Completeness (Playwrights Horizons). 15
CREATIVE TEAM ADAM RIGG (SCENIC DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he designed the sets for Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights. Recent Los Angeles design credits include sets and lighting for Little Fish by Michael John LaChiusa (The Blank Theatre); sets and costumes for Metamorphoses and The Importance of Being Earnest (Artbrawl); sets and lighting for TempOdyssey; sets and costumes for Scarcity and Mercury Fur (needtheater); sets and projections for Charles Mee’s Limonade Tous Les Jours (I’m A Parade); production design for First Lady (UCLA Opera); projections for An American Tragedy with Tobias Picker (The Broad Center); and costumes for 365 Days/365 Plays (The Los Angeles Theater Center). Adam received his BA from University of California, Los Angeles. TARA RUBIN CASTING (CASTING DIRECTOR) has been casting at Yale Rep since 2004. Broadway: The Heiress; Scandalous: The Life and Trials of Aimee Semple McPherson; Ghost; One Man, Two Guvnors (US casting); Jesus Christ Superstar (US casting), Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway; How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; The Country Girl; Rock ’n’ Roll; The Farnsworth Invention; Young Frankenstein; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; My Fair Lady; The Pirate Queen; Les Misérables; The History Boys; Spamalot; Jersey Boys; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; The Phantom of the Opera; Oklahoma!; Contact. Off-Broadway: Love, Loss, and What I Wore, Second Stage Theatre. Regional: Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theatre Center, The Old Globe, Westport Country Playhouse. Film: Lucky Stiff, The Producers.
SARAH RUHL (PLAYWRIGHT) is thrilled to be back at Yale Rep for the fifth time. Her plays include The Clean House (Yale Rep, world premiere, 2004; Susan Smith Blackburn Award, Pulitzer Prize finalist, PEN/Pels Foundation Award), Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Demeter in the City (NAACP Image Award nomination), Eurydice (Yale Rep, 2006), In the Next Room (or the vibrator play) (Pulitzer Prize finalist; Tony Award nomination, Best Play), Late: a cowboy song, Orlando, Melancholy Play, Passion Play (Yale Rep, 2008; Fourth Forum Freedom Award from The Kennedy Center), and Stage Kiss. Her plays have been performed at Arena Stage, Clubbed Thumb, Cornerstone Theater, Goodman Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater, Madison Repertory Theatre, Piven Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage Theatre, Woolly Mammoth, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and The Wilma Theater, among other theatres across the country. Her plays have produced internationally and translated into Arabic, German, Korean, Norwegian, Russian, and Spanish. Sarah is originally from Chicago and received her MFA from Brown University, where she studied with Paula Vogel. She is the recipient of a Helen Merrill Award, Whiting Writers’ Award, PEN/Pels Foundation Award, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. She is a proud member of New Dramatists and 13P and is an Associate Artist at Yale Rep.
HANNAH WASILESKI (PROJECTION DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she designed projections for Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights and A Streetcar Named Desire, as well as multiple productions at Yale Cabaret. Projection designs in New York City include The Strange Tales of Liaozhai, My Life in a 16
Nutshell, Sonnambula (HERE Arts Center); Look Away (Schapiro Theater); and Uncanny (Littlefield). Hannah’s installation and video work has been exhibited in Brighton, London, and at the National Review of Live Art Festival in Glasgow. She received her BA in music and visual art from the University of Brighton.
LES WATERS (DIRECTOR) Previous Yale Rep productions include Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl and her adaptation of Chekhov’s Three Sisters. An OBIE Award winner, Les is the Artistic Director of Actors Theatre of Louisville, where his productions include Long Day’s Journey into Night, Charles Mee’s Big Love, and At the Vanishing Point by Naomi Iizuka. From 2003–2011, he was Associate Artistic Director at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. In the last six years, his shows have ranked among the year’s best in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Time Out New York, and USA Today. In 2009, he made his Broadway debut with Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), which began at Berkeley Rep. His other productions at Berkeley Rep include the world premieres of Concerning Strange Devices from the Distant West, Fêtes de la Nuit, Finn in the Underworld, Girlfriend, and To the Lighthouse; the American premiere of TRAGEDY: a tragedy; the West Coast premiere of Eurydice; and extended runs of The Glass Menagerie, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Pillowman, and Yellowman. Les has numerous credits in New York (The Public Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, Signature Theatre Company Clubbed Thumb, and the Next Wave Festival at BAM), his native England, and at theatres across America. He led the MFA directing program at University of California, San Diego, and is an associate artist of The Civilians in New York.
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YALE REPERTORY THEATRE JAMES BUNDY (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) is in his eleventh year as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. In his first ten seasons, Yale Rep has produced more than thirty world, American, and regional premieres, six of which have been honored by the Connecticut Critics Circle with the award for Best Production of the year, and two of which have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. During this time, Yale Rep has also commissioned nearly three dozen artists to write new work and provided low-cost theatre tickets and classroom visits to thousands of middle and high school students from Greater New Haven through WILL POWER!, an educational program initiated in 2004. Mr. Bundy’s directing credits include The Psychic Life of Savages, The Ladies of the Camellias, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Woman of No Importance, Death of a Salesman, and A Delicate Balance at Yale Rep, as well as productions at Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Acting Company, California Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Juilliard School Drama Division. A recipient of the Connecticut Critics Circle’s Tom Killen Award for extraordinary contributions to Connecticut professional theatre in 2007, Mr. Bundy currently serves on the board of directors of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for nonprofit theatre. Previously, he worked as Associate Producing Director of The Acting Company, Managing Director of Cornerstone Theater Company, and Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater Festival. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Yale School of Drama. VICTORIA NOLAN (MANAGING DIRECTOR) is in her 20th year as Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, serves as Deputy Dean of Yale School of Drama, and is on its faculty. She was previously Managing Director of Indiana Repertory Theatre, Associate Managing Director at Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE, Managing Director at Ram Island Dance Company in Portland, Maine; and she has held various positions at Loeb Drama Center of Harvard University; TAG Foundation, an organization producing Off-Broadway modern dance festivals; and Boston University School for the Arts. Ms. Nolan has been an evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts, for which she has chaired numerous grant panels, and has served on other panels and foundation review boards including the AT&T Foundation, The Heinz Family Foundation, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and the Metropolitan Life Foundation. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and on numerous negotiating teams for national labor contracts. A Fellow at Yale’s Saybrook College, she is the recipient of the Betsy L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship Award from the State of Connecticut and the Elm/Ivy Award, given jointly by Yale University and the City of New Haven for distinguished service to the community.
JENNIFER KIGER (ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF NEW PLAY PROGRAMS) is in her eighth year at Yale Rep and is also Director of the New Play Programs of Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre, an artistdriven initiative that supports the creation of new plays and musicals for the American stage through commissions, residencies, workshops, and productions. Ms. Kiger came to Yale Rep from South Coast Repertory (SCR), where she was Literary Manager from 2000 to 2005 and served as Co-
Director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. She was dramaturg on more than 40 new plays at SCR, including the world premieres of Rolin Jones’s The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Amy Freed’s The Beard of Avon, and the West Coast premieres of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House and Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics. Prior to that, she served as production dramaturg at American Repertory Theatre, collaborating with Robert Brustein, Robert Woodruff, Liz Diamond, and Kate Whoriskey, and with multi-media director Bob McGrath on stage adaptations of Robert Coover’s Charlie in the House of Rue and Mac Wellman’s Hypatia. She has been a dramaturg for the Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis and Boston Theatre Works and a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. Ms. Kiger completed her training in Dramaturgy at the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, where she taught courses in acting and dramatic arts. BRONISLAW SAMMLER (PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR) has been Chair of Yale School of Drama’s acclaimed Technical Design and Production Department since 1980. In 2007 he was named the Henry McCormick Professor (Adjunct) of Technical Design and Production by Yale’s President, Richard C. Levin. He is co-editor of Technical Brief and Technical Design Solutions for Theatre, Vols. I & II. He co-authored Structural Design for the Stage, which won the United States Institute of Theatre Technology’s (USITT) Golden Pen Award. Demonstrating his commitment to excellence in technical education and professional production, he co-founded USITT’s National Theatre Technology Exhibit, an ongoing 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 American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, Three Sisters, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Master Builder, Passion Play, Richard II, Eurydice, a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, and the world premiere of The Clean House. A professional stage manager for more than twenty years, he has worked in regional, stock, and Broadway theatre. Broadway credits include Damn Yankees, Jekyll & Hyde, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Boys from Syracuse, The Smell of the Kill, Life x(3), and Wonderful Town. Mr. Mountcastle spent several Christmas seasons in New York City as stage manager for the now legendary production of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. Broadway national tours include City of Angels, Falsettos, and My Fair Lady. He served as Production Stage Manager for Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis for both its national tour and at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End. In addition, Mr. Mountcastle has worked at The Kennedy Center, CENTERSTAGE in Baltimore, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and elsewhere. James and his wife Julie live in North Haven and are the very proud parents of two beautiful girls: Ellie, who is 13 years old, and Katie, age 11. 19
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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 Jane Greenwood, Costume Design Advisor Jess Goldstein, Resident Costume Designer Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Design Advisor Stephen Strawbridge, Resident Lighting Designer David Budries, Sound Design Advisor Walton Wilson, Voice and Speech Advisor Rick Sordelet, Fight Advisor Mary Hunter, Stage Management Advisor
Finance and Information Technology Katherine D. Burgueño, Director of Finance and Human Resources Denise Zaczek, Associate Director of Finance Cristal Coleman, Alex Grennan, Joanna Romberg, Business Office Specialists Randall Rode, Information Technology Director Daryl Brereton, Associate Information Technology Director Mara Hazzard-Wallingford, Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Toni Ann Simiola, Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Information Technology, Operations, and Tessitura
Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services Anne Trites, Director of Marketing and Communications Steven Padla, Senior Associate Director of Communications Daniel Cress, Senior Associate Director of Marketing Rachel Smith, Associate Director of Marketing Associate Artists Brittany Behrens, Associate Director of Marketing 52nd Street Project, Kama Ginkas, Mark Lamos, Sarah Stevens-Morling, Online Communications and MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generations Theatre, Advertising Manager Bill Rauch, Sarah Ruhl, Henrietta Yanovskaya Marguerite Elliott, Publications Manager Amika Abe, Anh Le, Marketing Assistants Artistic Administration Kathleen Martin, Erynn Szewczyk, Amy Boratko, Literary Manager Graphic Design and Production Assistants Ruth M. Feldman, Director of Education and Accessibility Services Fraver, Graphic Designer Kay Perdue Meadows, Artistic Associate Joan Marcus, Production Photographer Walter Byongsok Chon, Artistic Coordinator Janna J. Ellis, Associate Director of Audience Services Benjamin Fainstein, Ilinca Tamara Todorot, and Tessitura Specialist Literary Associates Laura Kirk, Assistant Audience Services Director Tara Rubin, C.S.A.; Merri Sugarman, C.S.A.; Shane Quinn, Audience Services Assistant Eric Woodall, C.S.A.; Dale Brown, C.S.A.; Tracy Baldini, Subscriptions Coordinator Lindsay Levine; Kaitlin Shaw; Evan Beck, Amanda Bermudez, Brandon Boyer, Shane D. Stephanie Yankwitt, Casting Hudson, Reynaldi Lolong, Katie Metcalf, Andrew Moore, Emily Sanna, Peter Schattauer, Lindsay King, Teresa Mensz, Tobin Nelhaus, Library Services Box Office Assistants Josie Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director Operations Laurie Coppola, Senior Administrative Assistant for Diane Galt, Director of Facility Operations the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Rich Abrams, Operations Associate Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments Ian Dunn, Interim Operations Associate Mary Volk, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Paul Catalano, Arts and Drama Zone Superintendent Design, Sound Design, and Projection Departments Krista J. MacLellan, 217 Park and 212 York Superintendent ADMINISTRATION VonDeen Ricks, Senior Custodian Jennifer Lagundino, Katie Liberman, Associate Marcia Riley, Facility Steward Managing Directors Lucille Bochert, Norma Crimley, Donell D’Gioia, Ty Frost, Patrick Martin, Mark Roy, Custodians Lico Whitfield, Associate Director of Special Programs Shane D. Hudson, Melissa Zimmerman, Assistant Managing Directors Theater Safety and Occupational Health Louisa Balch, Management Assistant William J. Reynolds, Director of Theater Safety Emalie Mayo, Senior Administrative Assistant and Occupational Health to the Managing Director Jacob Thompson, Security Officer Sally Shen, Company Manager Ed Jooss, Audience Safety Officer Louisa Balch, Sarah Williams, Assistant Company Managers Fred Geier, Patrick Grant, Customer Service and Safety Officers Development and Alumni Affairs PRODUCTION Deborah S. Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Bronislaw J. Sammler, Production Supervisor Janice Muirhead, Senior Associate Director of Development James Mountcastle, Production Stage Manager Reynaldi Lolong, Associate Director of Development Jonathan Reed, Senior Associate Production Supervisor Barry Kaplan, Senior Staff Writer Grace O’Brien, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production, Theater Safety and Occupational Susan C. Clark, Laura J. Eckelman, Development Associates Belene Day, Senior Administrative Assistant to Health Departments Development and Marketing & Communications
Scenery Colin Buckhurst, 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 Brandon Fuller, Shop Carpenter Emily Erdman, Wyatt Heatherington Tilka, Assistants to the Technical Director Painting Ru-Jun Wang, Scenic Charge Keri Kriston, Scenic Artist Stephanie Huck, Assistant Scenic Artist Nathan Jasunas, Clare McCormick, Assistants to the Painting Supervisor Properties Brian Cookson, Properties Master David P. Schrader, Properties Craftsperson Jennifer McClure, Properties Assistant Bill Batschelet, Properties Stock Manager Elizabeth Zevin, Assistant to the Properties Manager Costumes Tom McAlister, Costume Shop Manager Robin Hirsch, Associate Costume Shop Manager Mary Zihal, Senior Draper Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Draper Deborah Bloch, Harry Johnson, Senior First Hands Linda Kelley-Dodd, Costume Project Coordinator Denise O’Brien, Wig and Hair Design Barbara Bodine, Company Hairdresser Linda Wingerter, Costume Stock Manager Electrics Donald W. Titus, Lighting Supervisor Linda Young, Senior Head Electrician Brian Quiricone, Alexander Zinovenko, Head Electricians Sound Mike Backhaus, Sound Supervisor Paul Bozzi, Staff Sound Engineer Sanghyun Ahn, Pornchanok Kanchanabanca, Assistants to the Sound Supervisor Projections Erich Bolton, Projection Supervisor Christopher Russo, Head Projection Technician Stage Operations Janet Cunningham, Stage Carpenter Kate Begley Baker, Head Properties Runner Elizabeth Bolster, Wardrobe Supervisor Jacob Riley, FOH Mix Engineer
ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR DEAR ELIZABETH
Alexandru Mihail, Assistant Director Andrew Boyce, Set Design Advisor Kurt Boetcher, Assistant Scenic Designer Montana Levi Blanco, Assistant Costume Designer Dani Clifford, Assistant Lighting Designer Brian Hickey, Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Kristen Ferguson, Assistant Projection Designer Geoff Boronda, Assistant Stage Manager Jonathan Pellow, Associate Production Supervisor Nora Hyland, Technical Director C. Nikki Mills, Karen Walcott, Assistant Technical Directors Brian Smallwood, Assistant Properties Master Joey Brennan, Master Electrician Barbara Tan-Tiongco, Projection Engineer Stephanie Rolland, House Manager Michael F Bergmann, Whitney Dibo, Benjamin Ehrenreich, Christopher Geary, Anh Le, Run Crew UNDERSTUDIES Maura Hooper, Elizabeth Bishop Matthew Raich, Robert Lowell SPECIAL THANKS Jonathan Galassi, Kay Jamison, Lincoln Center Theater, Harriet Lowell, Roberta Maia Pereira, Amanda Schoonmaker
The Actors and Stage Manager employed in this production are members of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.
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. Dear Elizabeth November 30 to December 22, 2012 Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street
BINGER CENTER FOR NEW THEATRE YALE REPERTORY THEATRE is dedicated to the production of new plays and bold interpretations of classics and has produced well over 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists—by emerging and established playwrights. Eleven 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. Professional assignments at Yale Repertory Theatre are integral components of the program at Yale School of Drama, the nation’s leading graduate theatre training conservatory. Established in 2008, Yale’s BINGER CENTER FOR NEW THEATRE is an artist-driven initiative that devotes major resources to the commissioning, development, and production of new plays and musicals at Yale Rep and across the country. Among the Center’s programs, a key component is its Production Enhancement Fund, which provides financial support for productions at other theatres of works commissioned by and/or first produced at Yale Rep. The Center also facilitates residencies of playwrights and composers at Yale School of Drama. Permanently endowed by a gift from the Robina Foundation, and supported by additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and individual donors, the Center is named in honor of James H. Binger (1916–2004), the noted businessman, theatre impresario, and philanthropist who created the Robina Foundation. To date, the Center has supported the work of more than forty commissioned artists as well as the world premieres and subsequent productions of twelve new American plays and musicals—including David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette, Dear Elizabeth by Sarah Ruhl, and Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff’s new adaptation of In a Year with 13 Moons by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, all of which will premiere at Yale Rep this season. Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground, adapted by Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff, was the first commissioned play supported by the Center to receive its world premiere at Yale Rep. In 2010, Notes had its West Coast premiere at La Jolla Playhouse and its New York premiere at Theatre for a New Audience, in association with the Baryshnikov Arts Center. The Center also supported the world premiere co-production of Rinne Groff’s Compulsion at Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, and The Public Theater; the world premiere of the Yale Rep-commissioned On the Levee by Marcus Gardley, Todd Almond, and Lear deBessonet at Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3; and the world premiere of Maggie-Kate Coleman and Anna K. Jacobs’s musical POP! at Yale Rep and its May 2012 production at Pittsburgh’s City Theatre. For more information, please visit www.yalerep.org/center.
COMMISSIONED ARTISTS David Adjmi, Todd Almond, Christina Anderson, Hilary Bell, Adam Bock, Sheila Callaghan, Bill Camp, Lucinda Coxon, Lear deBessonet, Will Eno, Dorothy Fortenberry, Marcus Gardley, Matt Gould, Kirsten Greenidge, Danai Gurira, Ann Marie Healy, Amy Herzog, Naomi Iizuka, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Aditi Brennan Kapil, Carson Kreitzer, Dan LeFranc, Elizabeth Meriwether, Scott Murphy, Julie Marie Myatt, David Lefort Nugent, Lina Patel, Jay Reiss, The Rude Mechs, Sarah Ruhl, Octavio Solis, Rebecca Taichman, Lucy Thurber, Alice Tuan, Paula Vogel, Kathryn Walat, Anne Washburn, Marisa Wegrzyn, Robert Woodruff 22
Yale Rep productions supported by the BINGER CENTER FOR NEW THEATRE, clockwise from the top: Merritt Janson and Bill Camp in Notes from Underground, 2009; Clifton Duncan, Angela Lewis, deâ€™Adre Aziza, and Marc Damon Johnson in Good Goods, 2012; Cristin Paige and Randy Harrison (background: Leslie Kritzer and Emily Swallow) in POP!, 2009; Maria Dizzia and Gilbert Owuor in Belleville, 2011; Teale Sperling and Marin Ireland in Marie Antoinette, 2012. All photos by Joan Marcus, except Marie Antoinette by T. Charles Erickson. 23
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HOW TO REACH US Yale Repertory Theatre Box Office 1120 Chapel Street (at York St.) PO Box 208244, New Haven, CT 06520 203.432.1234 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yale Repertory Theatre offers all patrons the most comprehensive accessibility services program in Connecticut, including a season of open-captioned and audiodescribed performances, a free assistive listening system, large-print and Braille programs, wheelchair accessibility with an elevator entrance into the Yale Rep Theatre located on the left side of the building, and accessible seating. For more information about the theatre’s accessibility services, contact Ruth M. Feldman, Director of Education and Accessibility Services, at 203.432.8425 or email@example.com.
BOX OFFICE HOURS Monday to Friday from 10AM to 5PM Saturday from 12PM to 5PM Until 8PM on all show nights FIRE NOTICE Illuminated signs above each door indicate emergency exits. Please check for the nearest exit. In the event of an emergency, you will be notified by theatre personnel and assisted in the evacuation of the building.
Yale Repertory Theatre’s accessibility services are supported in part by The Seedlings Foundation, Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, and the Carol L. Sirot Foundation.
RESTROOMS Restrooms are located downstairs. Please contact the concierge for assistance with the elevator.
Yale Repertory Theatre gratefully acknowledges the Carol L. Sirot Foundation for underwriting the assistive listening systems in our theatres.
EMERGENCY CALLS Please leave your cell phone and/or beeper, name, and seat number with the concierge. We’ll notify you if necessary. The emergency-only telephone number at Yale Rep is 203.764.4014.
AUDIO DESCRIBED (AD) A live narration of the play’s action, sets, and costumes for patrons who are blind or low vision.
GROUP RATES Discounted tickets are available for groups of ten or more. Please call 203.432.1572. SEATING POLICY Everyone must have a ticket. Sorry, no children in arms or on laps. Patrons who become disruptive will be asked to leave the theatre.
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OPEN CAPTIONING (OC) You’ll never again have to ask, “What did they say?” Open Captioning provides a digital display of the play’s dialogue as it’s spoken. Open Captioning and Audio Described performances are on Saturdays at 2PM.* AD pre-show description begins at 1:45PM.
Dear Elizabeth Stones in His Pockets Hamlet* In a Year with 13 Moons
Dec 15 Feb 9 Apr 6 May 11
Dec 15 Feb 16 Apr 13 May 18
*Hamlet OC and AD performances begin at 1:30PM with the pre-show description at 1:15PM.
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YALE REP’S EDUCATION PROGRAMS As part of Yale Rep’s commitment to our community, we provide two significant youth theatre programs. Since our 2003–04 season, WILL POWER!, which offers teacher training and curricular support prior to seeing a selected play at Yale Rep, has served more than 17,000 Connecticut students and educators. The Dwight/Edgewood Project brings eight middle school students from New Haven’s Augusta Lewis Troup Middle School to Yale Rep for a month-long, after-school playwriting program designed to strengthen their self-esteem and creative expression. Yale Rep’s education programs are supported in part by Allegra Print and Imaging; Anna Fitch Ardenghi Trust, Bank of America, N.A.,Trustee; Deborah S. Berman; Bob and Priscilla Dannies; Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation; Bruce Graham; the George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. and Alan S. Parker, Esq. Co-Trustees; the Lucille Lortel Foundation; Romaine A. Macomb; Mrs. Romaine Macomb; Dawn G. Miller; NewAlliance Foundation; Robbin A. Seipold; Sandra Shaner; Cheever and Sally Tyler; Esme Usdan; Charles and Patricia Walkup; and Bert and Martha Weisbart. LEFT, FROM TOP: SCHOOLS GATHERING FOR WILL POWER!; WILL POWER! CLASSROOM WORKSHOP; PAINTING SCENERY FOR THE DWIGHT/EDGEWOOD PROJECT, 2012.
SPONSORSHIP: COMMUNITY PARTNERS Allegra Print and Imaging Est Est Est Fleur de Lys Floral and Gifts Heirloom
Hull’s Art Supply and Framing New Haven Register The Study at Yale Take the Cake GHP Printing and Mailing
Union League Cafe Willoughby’s Coffee and Tea The Wine Thief The Yale Bookstore Yellowbook
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THANK YOU TO THE GENEROUS CONTRIBUTORS TO YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA AND YALE REPERTORY THEATRE: LEADERSHIP SOCIETY ($50,000 and above) Anonymous (2) John B. Beinecke Nicholas Ciriello Lynne and Roger Bolton Sterling and Clare Brinkley Edgar M. Cullman, Jr. Edgar M. Cullman III Anita Pamintuan Fusco and Dino Fusco Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Frederick Iseman David Johnson Adrian and Nina Jones Jennifer Lindstrom Neil Mazzella Andrew W. Mellon Foundation William S. Monaghan Don Nelson Pam and Jeff Rank Robert Riordan Robina Foundation Linda Frank Rodman Talia Shire Schwartzman The Shubert Foundation Stephen Timbers Kara Unterberg Esme Usdan Reggie Van Lee
GUARANTORS ($25,000–$49,999) Anonymous Lois Chiles and Richard Gilder Educational Foundation of America Heidi Ettinger Estate of Richard G. Mason* National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts/Arts Midwest, Shakespeare for a New Generation James Munson Jeremy Smith Edward Trach
BENEFACTORS ($10,000–$24,999) Americana Arts Foundation Anonymous Bisno Productions Sonja Berggren and Patrick Seaver Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism The Cornelius Schecter Family Fund Scott Delman Ruth and Steve Hendel Catherine MacNeil Hollinger Ellen Iseman Lucille Lortel Foundation Donald B. Lowy Stacey Mindich Productions Michael and Riki Sheehan Ted and Mary Jo Shen Carol L. Sirot Foundation Trust for Mutual Understanding Carol M. Waaser
PRODUCER’S CIRCLE ($5,000–$9,999) Nina Adams and Moreson Kaplan Deborah Applegate and Bruce Tulgan Amy Aquino and Drew McCoy John Badham Merritt Forrest Baer Foster Bam
Jim Burrows The Noel Coward Foundation Michael Desantis and Patrick Baugh Michael Diamond Terry Fitzpatrick Beth Galston F. Lane Heard III Linda Gulder Huett Ben Ledbetter and Deborah Freedman Sarah Long Peter Nelson NewAlliance Foundation Carol Ostrow Theater Communications Group Robert Pohly and Julie Turaj Philip J. Smith Susan Stroman
DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($1,000–$4,999) Actor’s Equity Foundation Anna Fitch Ardenghi Trust, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee Paula Armbruster Mr. and Mrs. B. Ashfield Robert L. Barth Estate of Cynthia K. Barrington* Jody Locker Berger Deborah S. Berman Jeffrey A. Bleckner Walter Bobbie Michael Broh Raymond Carver James Bundy CECArts Link Joan D. Channick Patricia Clarkson Enrico Colantoni Sue Ann Gilfillan and Tony Converse
Peggy Cowles The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation Michael S. David Glen R. Fasman Marc Flanagan Lawrence and Megan Foley Marcus Dean Fuller Fred Gorelick and Cheryl MacLachlan James W. Gousseff Albert R. Gurney Judith Hansen Richard Harrison Katherine W. Haskins Carol Thompson Hemingway James Ingalls James Earl Jewell Rolin Jones Jane Kaczmarek The Ethel & Abe Lapides Foundation The George A. and Grace L. Long Foundation Sasha Emerson Levin George N. Lindsay, Jr Linda Lorimer and Charley Ellis William Ludel Drs. Robert and Wendy Lyons Romaine A. Macomb Jenny Mannis and Henry Wishcamper Thomas Masse and Dr. James Perlotto Maximum Entertainment Productions Dawn G. Miller The Garret and Mary Moran Family Foundation Neil Mulligan Arthur and Merle Nacht
Victoria Nolan and Clark Crolius Richard Ostreicher Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pailet F. Richard Pappas Dw Phineas Perkins George and Kathy Priest Hal Prince Lance Reddick Dr. Michael Rigsby Marie S. Sherer Eugene F. Shewmaker Benjamin Slotznick Rachel Smith Kristin Sosnowsky Kenneth J. Stein Shepard and Marlene Stone Lee Stump Arlene Szczarba John Henry Thomas Tobin Theatre Arts Fund Courtney Vance Barry and Fran Weissler Terrence Witter Steve Zuckerman
PARTNERS ($500–$999) In Memory of Herbert Altman Mary Ellen and Thomas Atkins Alexander Bagnall Christopher Barreca Alice B. and James T. Brown Joy G. Carlin Cosmo Catalano, Jr. Ernestine and Ronald Cwik Bob and Priscilla Dannies Ramon L. Delgado The Cory & Bob Donnalley Charitable Foundation Roberta Enoch and Steven Canner Paul Cleary Richard Sutton Davis Peter Entin Dr. and Mrs. Frederic Finkelstein Rob Greenberg Elizabeth M. Greene William B. Halbert
Karsten Harries and Elizabeth Langhorne Jane C. Head Jeffrey Hermann Donald Holder John Robert Hood Helen Kauder and Barry Nalebuff Mildred Kuner Edward Lapine Charles Long and Roe Curtis Chih-Lung Liu Brian Mann John McAndrew Johanna D. McAuliffe George Miller and Virginia Fallon Daniel Mufson Janice Muirhead James Naughton Arthur Oliner Maulik Pancholy Amy Povich Peter S. Roberts Liev Schreiber Sandra Shaner Thomas Thurston Cheever and Sally Tyler Zelma Weisfeld Vera Wells Carolyn S. Wiener Steven Wolff Evan Yionoulis
INVESTORS ($250–$499) Anonymous Susan and Bruce Ackerman Richard Ambacher Clayton Mayo Austin James Bakkom Robert Baldwin John Lee Beatty Richard Bianchi* Lewis Black Deborah Bloch Edward Blunt Susan Brady and Mark Loeffler Tom Broecker Donald Brown Claudia Brown Jonathan Busky Sheldon Bustow Anne and Guido Calabresi
Ian Calderon Anna Cascio Robert Cotnoir Stephen Coy John W. Cunningham Charles Dillingham Merle Dowling Pat Egan Arthur Furgenson Joel Fontaine Walter M. Frankenberger III David Freeman Joseph Gantman Robert Gerwien Melanie Ginter and John Lapides Joseph Wayne Gordon David M. Grant Anne K. Gregerson Norma and Richard Grossi Regina Guggenheim D. Keith Hargreaves Douglas Harvey Barbara Hauptman Sara Hedgepath Michael Haymes and Logan Green Nicole and Larry Heath Amy Herzog June and George Higgins Mary and Arthur Hunt Albert Hurwitz* Raymond P. Inkel Joanna and Lee Jacobus Cynthia Kaback Asaad Kelada Barnet K. Kellman Fredrica Klemm David Kriebs Bernard Kukoff Frances Kumin Suttirat Larlarb Kenneth Lewis Suzanne Cryer Luke Peter Marshall Wendy McCabe Deborah McGraw George Miller and Virginia Fallon David Nancarrow William and Barbara Nordhaus Louise Perkins and Jeff Glans Stephan Pollack Michael Potts
Carol A. Prugh Sarah Rafferty Barbara and David Reif Bill and Sharon Reynolds Daniel and Irene Mrose Rissi Steve Robman Constanza Romero Russ Rosensweig Fernande E. Ross Jean and Ron Rozett Suzanne Sato Cindy and Mark Schoenfeld Mark and Cindy Slane Matthew Specter Mary C. Stark Sandra T. Stein and Harvey Kliman Jennifer Tipton Anne Trites Suzanne Tucker David J. Ward William and Phyllis Warfel Dana Westberg Judith and Guy Yale
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Contributors to Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre Anders Bolang John Cummings Boyd Mark Boyer Amy Brewer and David Sacco Julie Anne Brown Oscar Lee Brownstein Gerard and Ann Burrow Robert and Linda Burt Susan Byck Michael Cadden Susan Cahan and Jürgen Bank Donald Cairns Kathryn A. Calnan Lisa Carling Nicholas Carriere William E. Caruth Sami Joan Casler Marcelo Castro Patricia Cavanaugh Dr. and Mrs. W.K. Chandler Suellen G. Childs Christian Clemenson Lani Click Katherine D. Cline Robert S. Cohen Patricia J. Collins Forrest Compton Jack and Helen Cooper Greg Copeland Aaron Copp George Corrin, Jr. Dana S. Croll Timothy and Pamela Cronin Julie Crowder Jane Ann Crum Sean Cullen Marycharlotte Cummings William Curran Donato Joseph D’Albis F. Mitchell Dana Sue and Gus Davis Robert Dealy Nigel W. Daw Mr. and Mrs. Clifford E. DeBaptiste Mr. and Mrs. Paul DeCoster Melissa de La Cruz Elizabeth DeLuca Julia L. Devlin Liz Diamond Jose A. Diaz
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Robert Glen Marian Godfrey Lindy Lee Gold Betty and Joshua Goldberg Robert Goldsby Naomi Grabel Kris and Marc Granetz Katharine Grant Raymond Grasso Bigelow Green Joe Grifasi Michael Gross John Guare Jessica and Corin Gutteridge Phyllis Hammel Alexander Hammond Ann T. Hanley Jerome R. Hanley Scott Hansen Charlene Harrington Ihor and Roma Hayda Heather Henderson Jennifer Hershey-Benen Rachel Hewitt Dennis and Joan Hickey Matthew and Lee Hieb Christopher Higgins Hill Regional Career High School Ira Hoffman Elizabeth Holloway Nicholas Hormann David Howson Evelyn Huffman Hull’s Art Supply and Framing Derek Hunt Peter H. Hunt Timothy and Diane Hunt John Huntington Patricia Ireland Andrew Jackness Candace Jackson Kirk Jackson John W. Jacobsen Chris Jaehnig Ina and Robert Jaffee Jim and Cynthia Jamieson Jeffrey’s, a restaurant Allison Hall Johnson Geoffrey A. Johnson Marcia Johnson Donald E. Jones, Jr.
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Elizabeth Margid Jonathan Marks Timothy and Leslie Marsh Maria Mason and William Sybalsky Carole A. Masters James and Margaret Mathis Beverly May Brian McEleney Thomas McGowan Robert J. McKinna Mr. and Mrs. James Meisner Stephen W. Mendillo Donald Michaelis Carol Mihalik Carol Mikesell Jonathan Miller Lesley Miller Sandra Milles Inga-Brita Mills Mary Jane Minkin and Steve Pincus Cheryl Mintz Jennifer Moeller Richard R. Mone Elizabeth H. Moore Tom Moore George Morfogen Grafton V. Mouen Gayther Myers, Jr. Rachel Myers James Naughton Tina C. Navarro Regina and Thomas Neville Ruth Hunt Newman Ronald Dean Nolen Grace Oâ€™Brien Dwight R. Odle Fran and Ed Oâ€™Neill Sara Ormond Kendric T. Packer Ginny Parker Dr. Ismene Petrakis William Peters Roberta Pilette
David Pomeran Nancy B. Porter Michael B. Posnick Gladys Powers Robert Provenza Jeffry Provost Alvin S. Prusoff and Dr. Deborah DeRose Margaret Adair Quinn Faye and Ashgar Rastegar Ronald Recasner James and Cynthia Reik Mary B. Reynolds Peter S. Roberts Brian Robinson Lori Robishaw Doug Rogers Howard Rogut Joanna Romberg Andrew Rubenoff Dr. Ortwin Rusch Raymond Rutan Edward and Alice Saad Steven Saklad Clarence Salzer Robert Sandberg Robert Sandine and Irene Kitzman Frank Sarmiento Peggy Sasso Joel Schechter Anne Schenck Kenneth Schlesinger Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schmertzler Ruth Hein Schmitt William Schneider Georg Schreiber Jennifer Schwartz Forrest E. Sears Paul Selfa Subrata K. Sen Sandra Shaner Morris Sheehan Paul R. Shortt Mark Shufro Lisa-Marie Shuster Carol M. Sica
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YALE scHOOL OF dRAmA
sunday in the park with george
music and lyrics by stephen sondheim book by james lapine directed by ethan heard
dEcEmbER 14 TO 20
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE
stones in his pockets by marie jones directed by evan yionoulis
JAnuARY 25 TO FEbRuARY 16
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE nO bOundARiEs: A sERiEs OF gLObAL PERFORmAncEs
super night shot gob squad
FEbRuARY 1 & 2
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