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A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Welcome to the world premiere of Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department at Yale Repertory Theatre! I am delighted you are here to experience with us the extraordinary work created by playwright Karen Hartman, who was commissioned by Yale to write this play; Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon; and their talented artistic collaborators and company of actors. Good Faith, as you may know already, is inspired by the landmark labor case Ricci v. DeStefano, which wound its way through the federal court system all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the majority ruled in 2009 that the City of New Haven had violated the civil rights of a group of firefighters whose promotion test results the City had discarded as having disparate impact on candidates of color. The Court’s decision impacted labor law across the nation, and still echoes in our own community today. Here in New Haven, Karen Hartman’s new play finds its voices, inspired by dozens of interviews with local residents, including many directly impacted by the case. Good Faith may not provide answers that comfortably resolve the conflicting perspectives persisting in our community a decade later. It is not a courtroom drama, not least because we already know which side won this particular legal battle, but it frames pressing questions of fundamental fairness, both in our own time and throughout the history of our nation. How we answer those questions today—and in the future—will have real life consequences for all of us. In reading and re-reading the play, as well as watching it in rehearsal, I have been profoundly moved by the courage and professionalism of New Haven’s firefighters. Three accomplished and committed members of our staff at Yale Rep—Audience Safety Officers Kevin Delaney, Edward Jooss, and John Marquez—are themselves retired from the Fire Department, and I count myself lucky to work with them. It is impossible for me to consider the stakes of the legal case without also considering the stakes of a job in which people put their lives on the line to make the rest of us safer: such heroism and sacrifice are justly revered, and no less so when they intersect with our pursuit of what equity means in society. I look forward to hearing your thoughts about Good Faith, or any of your experiences at Yale Rep: you can write to me directly at email@example.com. Next up in our season is Carl Cofield’s Afrofuturist production of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night (March 15–April 6), full of laughter and music; followed by the world premiere of Cadillac Crew, about four female activists at the height of the Civil Rights Movement, written by Tori Sampson and directed by Jesse Rasmussen (April 26–May 18). Thank you for joining us today. I look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sincerely,
James Bundy Artistic Director
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Scenic Designer STEPHANIE OSIN COHEN Costume Designer BEATRICE VENA Lighting Designer STEPHEN STRAWBRIDGE Sound Designer KATHRYN RUVUNA
Good Faith is inspired by and partially sourced in interviews and court transcripts. Dialogue includes invented and composite material. Yale Repertory Theatre and playwright Karen Hartman gratefully acknowledge the people of New Haven who gave time for interviews.
Projection Designer ZACHARY BOROVAY
Good Faith was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre. Development and production support provided by Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre and by Time Warner Foundation, Inc.
Production Dramaturg AMY BORATKO
Good Faith was written with support from SPACE on Ryder Farm.
Technical Director KEVIN BELCHER Vocal and Dialect Coach RON CARLOS Casting Directors TARA RUBIN/LAURA SCHUTZEL, C.S.A.
Yale Repertory Theatre gratefully acknowledges Carol L. Sirot for generously funding the 2018-19 season. Yale Rep is supported in part by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
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ACTING IN GOOD FAITH Though a work of a dramatic fiction, Good Faith takes its inspiration from a real-life legal case that began right here in New Haven. Ricci v. DeStefano is a landmark decision on racial discrimination that made legal history for its interpretation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For years to come, lawyers and scholars will scour the court documents to study how our nation’s highest court grappled with questions of “disparate treatment” and “disparate impact.” Behind the big but abstract questions raised by the case—ones that center on questions of social justice, inequality, and nature of systemic racism in our country—are dozens of New Haven firefighters. They all wanted the same thing: a promotion. They bought fire science textbooks, hired tutors, and put their lives on hold for months of studying. At stake were their careers and the security and prestige that a higher rank could bring—more money for more responsibility. As the characters in Good Faith reflect on the case, years after the exam and the Supreme Court ruling, they revisit the history of New Haven, its fire department, and their own lives. Below are just a few of the actual events that inform the play.
THE SLOW BURN: A TIMELINE
118 firefighters in the New Haven Fire Department take an exam to qualify for promotions: 77 for the position of Lieutenant and 41 for Captain. The exam is comprised of two parts: an oral exam, worth 40% of the total score, and a multiplechoice written exam, worth 60%. Michael Briscoe, Tyrone Ewing, and Frank Ricci all take the same exam, and each hopes his score will qualify him for a promotion to Lieutenant. 34 firefighters—25 white, 6 black, and 3 Hispanic— pass the Lieutenant’s exam. All of the top 10 scorers are white. At the time, there are only 8 vacancies for new Lieutenants.
For the Captain’s exam, 16 white firefighters, 3 black, and 3 Hispanic earn passing scores; 7 white firefighters and 2 Hispanic firefighters would have been promoted to fill the open positions.
March: The Civil Service Board votes on whether or not to certify the promotional exam results. The vote is tied, so the list is not certified. This amounts to the City of New Haven throwing out the results.
2004 January through March:
Firefighters begin to investigate legal action against the city. The individual test results are not revealed—and will not be revealed until after the eventual Supreme Court ruling. Promotions are frozen, and none of the applicants for promotions knows his test score.
After the city sees the results of the exam, and the lack of diversity of the candidates who would be promoted, they reject the certification of the list on the basis that the test had a disparate impact on firefighters of color. The Civil Service Board in New Haven holds five meetings to gather information and testimony about the exam.
2006 The U.S. District Court in Connecticut hears Ricci v. DeStefano. The
The Slow Burn: A Timeline plantiffs, led by Ricci, are dubbed the “New Haven Twenty” and local lawyer Karen Torre represents them. John DeStefano, Jr., is the mayor of New Haven and named as the lead defendant. Judge Janet Arterton rules in favor of the City of New Haven and dismisses the claim that this group of firefighters—19 white and 1 Hispanic—has suffered discrimination.
2007 Ricci v. DeStefano is heard at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals by Judges Rosemary Pooler and Sonia Sotomayor. Judge Robert Sack is the senior judge on the panel, but he misses the arguments.
2008 The three-judge panel at the Second Circuit Court affirms the ruling made by the District Court—in favor of the City of New Haven. The Court issues a summary order, two paragraphs upholding Judge Arterton’s ruling.
2009 April: Ricci v. DeStefano
is argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. June: The Court rules in favor of Ricci and the New Haven Twenty. The vote is 5-4: Justices Kennedy, Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito in favor of the plantiffs; Ginsburg, 9
Stevens, Souter, and Breyer in dissent. July: Sotomayor’s 2008 ruling on Ricci v. DeStefano becomes a central topic in her Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Ricci and others from the New Haven Twenty testify at her nomination, citing her 2007 District Court ruling against them as evidence of her bias. October: Michael Briscoe, a black firefighter who scored highest on the oral test out of all Lieutenants but comparatively lower on the written test, files a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Connecticut. In Briscoe v. New Haven, Briscoe argues that the weighting of the two parts of the test has a disparate impact on African American firefighters. December: New Haven Corporate Counsel Victor Bolden certifies the 2003 exam scores, ending a six-year freeze on promotions in the fire department. 24 firefighters are promoted to Captain and Lieutenant. This means that 14 members of the New Haven Twenty, those who scored high enough to qualify, are promoted. 10 firefighters who were not a part of the suit, but who passed the exam and were top scorers, also get their promotions. Ricci and Ewing become Lieutenants; Briscoe is not promoted. Ricci and the
promoted members of the New Haven Twenty receive back pay, seniority, and a settlement; Ewing, who did not sue, only receives his promotion.
2014 Mayor Toni Harp (who assumes office in January 2014) appoints Briscoe as the director of New Haven’s 911 emergency communications center. Briscoe abandons the process of appealing his case to the Second Circuit Court after he is offered a financial settlement from the City of New Haven. Victor Bolden oversees this decision after arguing the case for New Haven.
2015 May: After another round
of promotional exams, Ricci becomes Captain. Ewing also takes this test. He passes the exam and places 27th, but there are only 25 vacancies for Captain. (Ewing later becomes Captain, as the test scores are valid for two years.) December: Local 825—the firefighters union of New Haven—elects Ricci as its president.
2016 Ricci is promoted to Battalion Chief.
2017 Ewing is promoted to Battalion Chief.
—AMY BORATKO, PRODUCTION DRAMATURG
KNOW YOUR NEW HAVEN Firefighters face rigorous written exams to gain entry into the service or to be promoted. In 2003, Michael Briscoe, Tyrone Ewing, and Frank Ricci all took the same written promotional test. Now it’s your turn to answer some questions. Below are a series of questions testing some basic knowledge about New Haven and its fire department. Turn the page for the answers.
1. List these three ranks from lowest to highest: Captain Battalion Chief Lieutenant 2. What year was New Haven’s professional fire department established? A. 1638 B. 1784 C. 1862 D. 1895 3. Which is lower: A. The acceptance rate of J.D. candidates to Yale Law School’s Class of 2021 B. the percentage of applicants admitted to attend the New Haven Fire Academy in 2018? 4. How many fire stations are there in the city of New Haven? A. 3 B. 7 C. 10 D. 12 5. How many firefighters are in the New Haven Fire Department? A. 100 B. 170 C. 295 D. 360
6. Which two local academic institutions offer programs in Fire Service or Fire Science? A. Southern Connecticut State University B. University of New Haven C. Gateway Community College D. Albertus Magnus University 7. What is the current population of the City of New Haven? 8.
When did the New Haven Fire Department promote an African American to the rank of Captain for the first time? A. 1947 B. 1965 C. 1976 D. 1982
The City of New Haven has been sued by the New Haven Firebirds Society, an association of black firefighters, for discrimination against minorities in its fire department. In what year did the city lose the court battle? A. 1973 B. 1989 C. 1998 D. All of the above
Discriminating Between Disparate Impact and Disparate Treatment
Ricci v. DeStefano is a case about employment discrimination. The lawyers on both sides of this case used the language of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to support their case. An excerpt from Title VII: It shall be an unlawful employment practice for an employer (1) to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin; or (2) to limit, segregate, or classify his employees or applicants for employment in any way which would deprive or tend to deprive any individual of employment opportunities or otherwise adversely affect his status as an employee, because of such individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Practices that cause employment discrimination can fall into two categories: disparate treatment and disparate impact. Disparate treatment is often considered intentional discrimination: a policy or practice is explicit in its exclusion of people in a protected class, as defined by Title VII. Disparate impact occurs when a practice disproportionally affects a group protected by Title VII. We often casually think of this as unintentional discrimination: the intent may not have been to discriminate against a group, but the policy or practice still caused an adverse, discriminatory result. The 1971 Supreme Court Case Griggs v. Duke Power Co. was the first case grappling with, and establishing precedent on, disparate impact.
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from a pool of 3,546 applicants).
2. C. A volunteer force was created in 1798; a professional department in 1862.
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3. B. The New Haven Fire Academy has the lower acceptance rate. Of 1000 applicants (500 New Haven residents, 500 nonresidents), only 42 (4.2%) were part of the 61st New Haven Fire Academy class in 2018. The acceptance rate for Yale Law School’s Class of 2021 was 6.7% (238 new admission offers
5. D. 360 6. B & C. University of New Haven and Gateway Community College both have degree programs to prepare students to embark on careers as firefighters 7. Approximately 130,000 8. D. 1982. Earl Geyer was the first black Captain in the New Haven Fire Department. This was
25 years after George Sweeney became the city’s first African American firefighter. 9. D. All of the above. The New Haven Firebirds Society was established in 1971 and is still active today. The 1973 case opened the doors to more minorities in the fire service. Both the 1989 and 1998 lawsuits targeted discriminatory promotion practices and sought greater opportunity for firefighters of color in the department’s upper ranks.
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CAST RENÉ AUGESEN* (Karen and others) previously appeared at Yale Rep in Arcadia, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Woman of No Importance, and The Beaux’ Stratagem. She was a core acting company member at American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco for twelve seasons, where she appeared in more than three dozen productions. In New York, she has appeared in Spinning into Butter (Lincoln Center Theater), Macbeth (The Public Theater), It’s My Party… (ArcLight Theatre), and Overruled (Drama League). Her other regional theatre credits include productions at South Coast Repertory, Great Lakes Theater Festival, Baltimore’s Center Stage, the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival, and Stage West. Film and television: The Battle Studies, Law & Order, Guiding Light, Another World, and Saint Maybe (Hallmark Hall of Fame). As a 2011 Ten Chimneys Foundation Lunt-Fontanne Fellow, she was recognized for her extraordinary contributions to her community and to the overall quality of the American theater. She is a graduate of Yale School of Drama.
IAN BEDFORD* (Frank and others) Recent stage credits include Eddie in Ivo van Hove’s A View from the Bridge (Goodman Theatre), Murder on the Orient Express (Hartford Stage), and Oslo (Pioneer Theatre Company). Ian has also appeared with the Shakespeare Theatre Company, Mark Taper Forum, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and La Jolla Playhouse, among others. Television credits include Shameless, Chicago PD (recurring), The Path, Law & Order: SVU (recurring), and How to Get Away with Murder. Ian was the associate producer on The Promise starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale 13
and is a graduate of Yale College (DC ’97) and University of California, San Diego.
ROB DEMERY* (Tyrone and others) Stage: Holler If Ya Hear Me, Fetch Clay, Make Man (Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company); reading of Our Town with the Avengers (Fox Theatre); Too Heavy For Your Pocket (Alliance Theatre, world premiere); Sarafina!, Othello The Remix (St. Louis Black Rep); Cardboard Piano (Actor’s Express); Lombardi, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Soldier’s Story, Twelfth Night, A Christmas Carol (New Stage Theatre); The Waiting Room (Gas Light Theatre); Power to the Eight (Climb Theatre). Film and television: The Resident, The Gifted, Underground, Get On Up, 90 Minutes in Heaven, Devil’s Knot, and Second Generation Wayans. Rob is the Founder/Artistic Director of Red Light Arts in Riverdale, Georgia. Love to Amber and Leah. robdemery.com
LAURA HEISLER* (Writer) is delighted to make her Yale Rep debut. Broadway: Coram Boy. She received both Lucille Lortel and Drama League Award nominations for her performance in Kin by Bathsheba Doran, directed by Sam Gold (Playwrights Horizons). Other Off-Broadway and regional credits include People Be Good, Doris to Darlene, The Patron Saint of Sea Monsters (all at Playwrights Horizons); Everything Will Be Different (Soho Rep.); The Mistakes Madeline Made (Naked Angels); the premiere of Karen Hartman’s Going Gone (Cincinnati Playhouse); the premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice (Madison Repertory Theatre); the premiere of David Adjmi’s Stunning (Woolly Mammoth); and productions at Rising Phoenix, Clubbed Thumb, The Geffen, Williamstown Theatre
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Festival, McCarter Theatre Center, South Coast Rep, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Old Globe, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New Plays, among others. Television and film: Chicago Med, Elementary, The Americans, Madam Secretary, Grey’s Anatomy, The Middle, Bones, Ugly Betty, The Defenders, Numb3rs, We Go On, As Good As You, and YellowBrickRoad. Laura is a Beinecke Fellow at Yale School of Drama this spring.
BILLY EUGENE JONES* (Mike) has previously appeared at Yale Rep in Breath, Boom; Richard II; Death of a Salesman; and August Wilson’s Seven Guitars. His Broadway credits include The Book of Mormon, A Raisin in the Sun, The Trip to Bountiful, The Big Knife, The Mountaintop, Passing Strange, Radio Golf, and Gem of the Ocean. Off-Broadway credits include Pitbulls (Audelco nomination for Best Actor; Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), The Jammer (Atlantic Theatre Company), In the Footprint (The Civilians), Waiting for Godot and Three Sisters (Classical Theatre of Harlem). Regional credits include Macbeth (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), The Good Negro (Goodman Theatre), Stick Fly (Elliot Norton nomination for Best Supporting Actor; Arena Stage, Huntington Theatre Company), Othello (California Shakespeare Theater), Spunk (Actors Theatre of Louisville), and The People Before the Park (Premiere Stages). Other stage credits include productions at Two River Theater, Alliance Theatre, Hartford Stage, and numerous productions at The Dallas Theater Center. Billy is a graduate of Yale School of Drama.
CREATIVE TEAM KEVIN BELCHER (Technical Director) previously served at Yale Rep as assistant technical director for Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3. He is a third-
year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Death of Yazdgerd, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (technical director); 2018 Carlotta Festival of New Plays (stage carpenter); 2017 Carlotta Festival of New Plays (assistant technical director); and Bulgaria! Revolt! (master electrician). Prior to Yale, Kevin was an Operations Supervisor for the AT&T Performing Arts Center. After earning a B.A. in theater arts from the University of North Texas, he worked at WaterTower Theatre, Dallas Children’s Theater, and Shakespeare Dallas.
AMY BORATKO (Production Dramaturg) is the Literary Manager at Yale Rep and has previously served as dramaturg on the Yale Rep productions of Field Guide, Mary Jane, Imogen Says Nothing, peerless, Indecent, War, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Dear Elizabeth, 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 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 M.F.A. in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from Yale School of Drama.
ZACHARY BOROVAY (Projection Designer) Selected Broadway credits include the long-running hit Rock of Ages (also London, Australia, Las Vegas, Toronto, Norwegian Cruise Line, National and European tours), No Man’s Land/ Waiting for Godot (with Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen), Evita, Lombardi (Drama Desk nomination), Elf, A Catered Affair (Drama Desk nomination), and Xanadu. Selected regional credits include In the
CREATIVE TEAM Heights (The Kennedy Center), Jesus Christ Superstar (Signature Theatre, Virginia; Helen Hayes Award), Sunday in the Park with George (Huntington Theatre Company), Smart People (Second Stage, Hewes Award nomination), and The Colored Museum (Huntington, IRNE Award). Additional designs include The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Peepshow (Las Vegas), and Voyage de la Vie (Singapore). He is a partner at MODE studios and also an accomplished bassist (Berklee College of Music).
JOHN A. CARLIN* (Stage Manager) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Death of Yazdgerd, Othello, Blood Wedding, and If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka. Yale Rep credits include Assassins (production assistant) and Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 (assistant stage manager). Other credits include Brigadoon (Goodman Theatre); At the Old Place (Arden Theatre Company); Funnyman, You Can’t Take It With You, Mothers and Sons, Butler, Discord (Northlight Theatre); Fantastical Family Nights, Fascinating Rhythm (Transcendence Theatre Company); and Current Location (Yale Cabaret). He has also worked with About Face Theatre, Pegasus Theatre Company, and Piccolo Theatre Company. John is a proud graduate of Loyola University Chicago where he received his B.A. in theater with a focus in stage management and lighting design.
RON CARLOS (Vocal and Dialect Coach) is a lecturer at Yale School of Drama. Coaching credits include Native Son, Mary Jane, Assassins, Seven Guitars, War (Yale Rep); The Glass Menagerie, It’s Only a Play (Broadway); Mother of the Maid, Fire in Dreamland, Mlima’s Tale, The Low Road, Kings, Oedipus El Rey, Gently Down the Stream, Party People, Sweat, Plenty, Privacy (The Public Theater); Charm (MCC), Mary Jane (New York Theatre Workshop), The Gentleman Caller (Abingdon), The Capables (Judson Gym);
Noises Off (Two River Theater); The Piano Lesson (Hartford Stage); Misalliance, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); The Lily’s Revenge (American Repertory Theater). Television: The Enemy Within (NBC), Orange Is the New Black (Netflix), Madam Secretary (CBS), Power (STARZ), Unforgettable (CBS), and Fringe (Fox). Film: Beautiful Darkness, The Week Of. Ron received his M.F.A. in voice and speech pedagogy from the ART Institute at Harvard. Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and Certified teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork.
STEPHANIE OSIN COHEN (Scenic Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Pentecost and Much Ado About Nothing. Other credits include Lear (Yale Summer Cabaret); Fade, Ni Mi Madre, The Guadalupes, The Slow Sound of Snow, Circling the Drain, North of Providence (Yale Cabaret); This American Wife (Next Door at New York Theater Workshop); the short film, Candace, an official selection of The American Pavilion at Cannes Film Festival; and Home Exercise, which premiered at Lincoln Center through the New Directors/ New Films Festival. Prior to Yale, Stephanie worked in theater and television in New York City, where her credits include scenic artist for Hamilton (The Public Theater) and King Lear (Shakespeare in the Park); art clearance coordinator for HBO’s Girls and ABC’s The Family. She received her B.A. from Brandeis University and is a Fulbright Scholar. Stephanie was recently named the recipient of the 2019 Burry Fredrik Design Fellowship. stephanieosincohen.com
KAREN HARTMAN (Playwright) The Book of Joseph became the highest grossing play in the Everyman Theatre’s history. Joseph and two other recent plays, Roz and Ray (Edgerton New Play Prize) and Project Dawn (NEA Grant, NNPN Rolling World Premiere), had ten productions in the 2016–18 seasons and was published by Samuel French. Other works include
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Goldie, Max, and Milk (Steinberg and Carbonell nominations); SuperTrue (Kilroy’s List, Theater Know); Goliath (Dorothy Silver New Play Prize); Gum; Leah’s Train (Weissberger Finalist); Going Gone (NEA Grant); Girl Under Grain (Best Drama, NY Fringe); ALICE: Tales of a Curious Girl (Music by Gina Leishman, AT&T Onstage Award); and Troy Women (Yale School of Drama). Regional: Center Stage, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, People’s Light, San Diego Rep, Seattle Rep, Theater J, Victory Gardens. New York: Women’s Project, NAATCO, P73. Publications: TCG, Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Backstage Books, NoPassport. Honors: McKnight Residency, New Dramatists alumna, Bellagio, Helen Merrill Foundation, Hodder Fellowship, Jerome Fellowship, Fulbright Scholarship. Prose: The New York Times and The Washington Post. Karen is Senior Artist in Residence at University of Washington, yet lives in Brooklyn with her husband Todd London and their son. She holds a B.A. and an M.F.A. from Yale. karenhartman.org
KENNY LEON (Director) is a Tony Award-winning Broadway and television director. His Broadway credits include American Son starring Kerry Washington; the revival of Children of a Lesser God; the Tupac musical Holler If Ya Hear Me; A Raisin in the Sun starring Denzel Washington (Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play and Best Revival of a Play); The Mountaintop starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett; Lydia R. Diamond’s Stick Fly; August Wilson’s Fences (which garnered ten Tony nominations and won three Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Play), Gem of the Ocean, and Radio Golf. He also directed Smart People Off-Broadway. Leon’s television work includes Hairspray Live! and The Wiz Live! on NBC. He is the recipient of the 2016 Mr. Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing and the 2010 Award for Excellence in Directing from the Drama League. Mr. Leon serves on the board of
New York’s Public Theater and is Artistic Director of Atlanta’s Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company. He is a Beinecke Fellow at Yale School of Drama this spring.
TARA RUBIN/LAURA SCHUTZEL, CSA (Casting Director) has been casting Yale Rep since 2004. Selected Broadway/ National Tours: King Kong, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Band’s Visit, Prince of Broadway, Indecent, Bandstand, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, Cats, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, Les Misérables, The Heiress, The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Smokey Joe’s Café, Jersey Boys, Here Lies Love. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Bucks County Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse. tararubincasting.com
KATHRYN RUVUNA (Sound Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Tent Revival, Pentecost, and Much Ado About Nothing. Her work has also been heard in Taking Warsan Shire Out of Context on the Eve of the Great Storm, In the Red and Brown Water, The Meal, The Red Tent, Ni Mi Madre, Enter Your Sleep (Yale Cabaret); and Mies Julie (Yale Summer Cabaret). She holds a B.F.A. in sound design from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.
STEPHEN STRAWBRIDGE (Lighting Designer) has designed more than 200 productions on and off Broadway and at most leading regional theaters and opera houses across the U.S. Internationally he has helped create major premieres in Bergen, Copenhagen, The Hague, Hong Kong, Linz, Lisbon, Munich, Naples, São Paulo, Stockholm, Stratford-Upon-Avon (for the Royal Shakespeare Company), Wrocław, and Vienna. Artistic collaborators have included such notable directors and 16
CREATIVE TEAM choreographers as Robert Brustein, Martha Clarke, Graciela Daniele, Barry Edelstein, Richard Foreman, Athol Fugard, Loretta Greco, Mark Lamos, Emily Mann, Kathleen Marshall, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Diane Paulus, Erica Schmidt, Seret Scott, Bartlett Sher, Rebecca Taichman, John Tillinger, Robert Wilson, Mark Wing-Davey, and Robert Woodruff. He has numerous pieces in the repertories of Pilobolus Dance Theatre and Alison Chase/Performance. Recent credits include Madame Butterfly (Lyric Opera of Kansas City); Turn Me Loose (Arena Stage); Much Ado About Nothing (Old Globe, San Diego); Flyin’ West (Westport Playhouse); and The White Card (American Repertory Theater). He has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations including the American Theatre Wing, Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Connecticut Critics Circle, Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum, Drama Desk, Helen Hayes,
BEATRICE VENA (Costume Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include The Winter’s Tale and Sweat. Other credits include fuck her, Circling the Drain, and The Quonsets (Yale Cabaret). Regional credits include Wondrous Strange, That High Lonesome Sound (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Alice in Wonderland (Creede Repertory Theatre); and In a Tilted Place (IRT Theater). She has also been fortunate enough to assist Ann Roth, David Zinn, James Schuette, and Paloma Young. Beatrice is a company member of the New York-based theater company The Associates and received her B.A. in theater arts from Hendrix College.
Assistant Director Logan Ellis
Assistant Properties Master Hyejin Son
Assistant Scenic Designer Anna Grigo
Master Electrician Matthias Neckermann
Assistant Costume Designer Phuong Nguyen
Projection Engineer William Neuman
Associate Lighting Designer Krista Smith
Projections Programmer Christopher Evans
Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Daniela Hart Assistant Projection Designer Brittany Bland Assistant Stage Manager Julia Bates
Associate Production Manager Samantha Else Associate Safety Advisor Mike VanAartsen Assistant Technical Directors Franklin Horvath Tatsuya Ito Bryanna Kim Alex Worthington
Henry Hewes Design, and Lucille Lortel. He is co-chair of the design department at Yale School of Drama and resident lighting designer for Yale Repertory Theatre.
Run Crew Michael Breslin Patrick Denney Amauta Marston-Firmino Oakton Reynolds
ADMINISTRATION House Manager Yuhan Zhang
UNDERSTUDIES Patrick Ball*, Frank and others Sola Fadiran, Tyrone and others Rachel Kenney*, Karen and others Madeline Seidman, Writer Matthew Webb, Mike *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
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YALE REPERTORY THEATRE STAFF Artistic Director James Bundy
Artistic Associate Kay Perdue Meadows
Managing Director Victoria Nolan
Literary Associate Charles O’Malley
Associate Artistic Director and Director of New Play Programs Jennifer Kiger
Casting Tara Rubin, C.S.A. Laura Schutzel, C.S.A. Merri Sugarman, C.S.A. Kaitlin Shaw, C.S.A. Claire Burke, C.S.A. Peter Van Dam C.S.A. Felicia Rudolph, C.S.A. Xavier Rubiano Louis DiPaolo
ARTISTIC Resident Artists
Playwright in Residence Tarell Alvin McCraney Resident Director Liz Diamond Resident Dramaturg Catherine Sheehy Set Design Advisor, Resident Set Designer Michael Yeargan Costume Design Advisor Ilona Somogyi
Resident Costume Designer Jess Goldstein Lighting Design Advisor Jennifer Tipton Resident Lighting Designer Stephen Strawbridge Sound Design Advisor David Budries Voice and Speech Advisor Walton Wilson Fight Advisor Rick Sordelet Stage Management Advisor Mary Hunter
52nd Street Project Kama Ginkas Mark Lamos MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generations Theatre Bill Rauch Sarah Ruhl Henrietta Yanovskaya
Production Stage Manager James Mountcastle Literary Manager Amy Boratko
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director Josie Brown Senior Administrative Assistant for the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments Laurie Coppola Senior Administrative Assistant for the Design and Sound Design Departments Kate Begley Baker Senior Administrative Assistant for the Acting Department Ellen Lange Library Services Lindsay King
PRODUCTION Production Management
Director of Production Shaminda Amarakoon Production Manager Jonathan Reed Associate Head of Production and Student Labor Supervisor C. Nikki Mills Interim Production Coordinator Rob Chikar Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production, Theater Safety and Occupational Health Departments Grace O’Brien
Technical Directors Neil Mulligan Matt Welander
Interim Costume Stock Manager Jamie Farkas
Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Alan Hendrickson
Lighting Supervisor Donald W. Titus
Shop Foreman Eric Sparks
Master Shop Carpenters Matt Gaffney Ryan Gardner Sharon Reinhart Libby Stone
Scenic Charge Ru-Jun Wang Scenic Artists Lia Akkerhuis Nathan Jasunas Scenic Painting Intern Amelia Pizzoferrato
Properties Master Jennifer McClure
Senior Head Electricians Linda-Cristal Young
Electrics Interns Ruo-Qiao Li Kyra Tamiko Murzyn
Sound Supervisor Mike Backhaus Staff Sound Engineer Stephanie Smith Sound Interns Marisa Arellano Yitong Huang
Projection Supervisor Erich Bolton
Properties Craftsperson David P. Schrader
Head Projection Technician Mike Paddock
Interim Properties Assistant Madeline Winward
Stage Carpenter Janet Cunningham
Properties Stock Manager Mark Dionne
Wardrobe Supervisor Elizabeth Bolster
Properties Intern Hyejin Son
Head Properties Runner Billy Ordynowicz
FOH Mix Engineer Jacob Riley
Costume Shop Manager Tom McAlister Senior Drapers Harry Johnson Clarissa Wylie Youngberg Mary Zihal Senior First Hands Deborah Bloch Patricia Van Horn Costume Project Coordinator Linda Kelley-Dodd Drapers Nikki Fazzone Stephanie Taff Wig and Hair Design Denise O’Brien Company Hairdresser Barbara Bodine Costume Stock Manager Elizabeth Beale (on leave)
Light Board Programmer David Willmore
ADMINISTRATION General Management General Manager Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.
Associate Managing Directors Trent Anderson Caitlin Crombleholme Leandro A. Zaneti Assistant Managing Director Caitlin Volz Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director and General Manager Emalie Mayo
Management Assistants Oakton Reynolds Madeline Carey Company Managers Dani Barlow Markie Gray Assistant Company Managers William Gaines Eliza Orleans
Development and Alumni Affairs
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman
Senior Associate Director of Institutional Giving Janice Muirhead Senior Associate Director of Operations for Development and Alumni Affairs Susan C. Clark Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving and Special Projects Joanna Romberg (on leave) Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Lisa D. Richardson Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing & Communications Jennifer E. Alzona Development Assistants Chad Kinsman Emma Perrin
Finance and Human Resources Director of Finance and Human Resources Katherine D. Burgueño Business Manager Erin Ethier Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Janna J. Ellis Business Office Analyst Stacie Wcislo
Business Office Specialists Preston Mock Teressa Reese Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Digital Technology, Operations, and Tessitura Shainn Reaves Business Operations Portfolio Analyst Ann Corris Business Office Assistant Ashlie Russell
Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services Director of Marketing Daniel Cress
Director of Communications Steven Padla Senior Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Caitlin Griffin Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Sam Linden Marketing and Communications Assistants Estefani Castro Emma Perrin Publications Manager Marguerite Elliott Director of Audience Services Laura Kirk Assistant Director of Audience Services Shane Quinn Subscriptions Coordinator Tracy Baldini
Box Office Assistants Mikaela Boone Morgan Cronin Samantha Else Paige Hann
Customer Service and Safety Officers Kevin Delaney Ed Jooss John Marquez
Kenneth Murray Alexis Payne Amir Rezvani Elijah Weaver
Ushers Jillian Albrecht Lorena Benitez Tracy Bennett Tasha Boyer Denyse Burke Sabrina Clevenger Kristina Cuello Helia Gagnon Renata Hanuskova Christiana Hart Hannah Herzog Taylor Hoffman Bonnie Moeller Emily Persico Jordan Pilant Tobiah Richkind Hannah Sachs Ryan Sutherland Monica Traniello Jocelyn Wexler Cody Whetstone Elizabeth Wiet Cate Worthington Larsson Youngberg Art and Design Paul Evan Jeffrey Production Photographer Carol Rosegg
Director of Facility Operations Jennifer Gonsalves Operations Associate Nadir Balan Operations Assistant Devin Matlock Arts and Graduate Studies Superintendents Jennifer Draughn Michael Halpern Team Leaders Andy Mastriano Sherry Stanley Facility Stewards Michael Humbert Marcia Riley Custodians Christina Davis Tylon Frost Cassandra Hobby Kathy Langston Mark Roy
Director of Digital Technology Chris Kilbourne Digital Technology Associate Andre Griffith
Videographer David Kane
Theater Safety and Occupational Health
Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health Anna Glover
Web and Email Services Associate Luis Serrano Database Application Consultants Bo Du George Sheehy Ben Silvert
The Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designers in LORT are represented by United Artists Local USA-829, IATSE.
Audience Services Assistant Molly Leona
Yale Repertory Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
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 FM listening system, large-print and Braille programs, wheelchair accessibility with an elevator entrance into Yale Repertory Theatre (located on the left side of the building), and accessible seating. For more information about the theater’s accessibility services, contact Laura Kirk, Director of Audience Services, at 203.432.1522 or email@example.com.
Restrooms are located in the lower level of the building.
SEATING POLICY Everyone must have a ticket. Sorry, no children in arms or on laps. Patrons who arrive late or leave the theater during the performance will be reseated at the discretion of house management. Those who become disruptive will be asked to leave the theater.
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 theater personnel and assisted in the evacuation of the building.
YOUTH PROGRAMS As part of Yale Rep’s commitment to our community, we provide two significant youth programs. WILL POWER! offers specially-priced tickets and early schooltime matinees for high school students for select Yale Rep productions every season. Since our 2003–04 season, WILL POWER! has served more than 20,000 Connecticut students and educators. The Dwight/Edgewood Project brings middle school students to Yale School of Drama for a month-long, after-school playwriting program designed to strengthen their selfesteem and creative expression. Yale Rep’s youth programs are supported in part by:
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FOR GOOD FAITH: AUDIO DESCRIPTION FEBRUARY 16 AT 2PM A live narration of the play’s action, sets, and costumes for patrons who are blind or low vision. Pre-show description begins at 1:45PM.
TOUCH TOUR FEBRUARY 16 AT 1PM Prior to a performance, patrons who are blind or low vision touch fabric samples, rehearsal props, and building materials in the theater to better understand what comprises the production design.
OPEN CAPTIONING FEBRUARY 23 AT 2PM A digital display of the play’s dialogue as it’s spoken. Braille and Large Print programs are available at the concierge desk in the theater lobby.
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