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a note from the artistic director
Seeing this production take shape under the direction of Yale Rep’s own Liz Diamond—and through the vital invention of seven remarkable actors—has already given me the opportunity to experience the poignant wit and vivid ambiguity of the world Lucinda Coxon has imagined. It is a world that is geographically removed from, but spiritually close to, America. After all, “the pursuit of happiness” is enshrined in our Declaration of Independence as an inalienable right, and there is arguably no culture on earth more concerned with happiness than our own. The bravery of the playwright who mines the aspirations and foibles of contemporary men and women is, for me, cause for both raucous celebration and uncomfortable self-examination.
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I am delighted to welcome you to the American premiere of Lucinda Coxon's Happy Now? at Yale Rep. Lucinda may not be a household name in this country, but she has distinguished herself in contemporary British drama and film over the last decade, and it’s a pleasure to know that Yale Rep audiences are the first in America to discover this bracingly funny new play, which debuted at London's National Theatre earlier this year.
As an artist, Lucinda is not alone in her capacity to deliver the universality of human experience in particularly compelling cultural idiom. While Happy Now? is playing here, Yale Rep and the World Performance Project join together again to present No Boundaries: A Series of Global Performances. The series comprises dance, music and theatre from around the world, beginning with the Festival of International Dance in the New Theater at 1156 Chapel Street from November 11-15, and featuring new work choreographed by Yasmeen Godder (Israel), Opiyo Okach (Kenya), and Yvonne Rainer (USA). As you know, we’re working to provide you with the most exciting and provocative evenings in the theatre that we can, and we hope that your experience here will also be as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. To that end, we invite you downstairs to the Rep Lounge at intermission: the coffee is free, courtesy of Starbucks, and the décor is new and better, with more improvements to come throughout the year. And as always, I look forward to hearing your thoughtful responses to the work we do, either in person here at the theatre or by email (email@example.com). Thank you for being here with us for this performance—if you enjoy it, please tell a friend! Sincerely,
James Bundy Artistic Director
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hapPy now? LUCINDA COXON directed by LIZ DIAMOND by
Sound Designer Vocal and Dialect Coach Fight Director Production Dramaturg Casting Stage Manager
david budries pamela prather David D e Besse sarah bishop-stone tara rubin casting amanda spooner
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Who’s Happy Now? Happy Now? opens with a joke, so it’s no surprise Coxon calls it a work about the death of optimism. “It’s a very confrontational play,” she says. “It invites viewers to get on board, but that device also says, ‘Watch out because you are in this play. You will see yourself very shortly.’”
playwright lucinda coxon
Though Lucinda Coxon may be a new name for many US theatergoers, the playwright has a busy stage and screen career at home. Her 2002 film The Heart of Me garnered acting awards in the UK for two of its stars, Paul Bettany and Olivia Williams. In addition to the National Theatre, where Happy Now? premiered on the Cottlesloe Stage this past winter, her plays have been produced by the Bush Theatre, Soho Theatre, and the Royal Court. Stateside, her plays Nostalgia and Vesuvius were produced by California’s South Coast Rep. Her newest film Wild Target, with a cast that includes Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, and Rupert Grint, has just begun shooting in London. With another commission underway for the National, and more film and television projects in the works, she shows no signs of slowing down.
Coxon’s characters, drawn from her generation, have what she calls “impeccable liberal credentials”: a group who voted for Tony Blair’s Labour government, and then marched against the invasion of Iraq; who live in the city, but worry that they can’t find a decent school for their children. A closely observed comment on the manners and mores of her peers, Happy Now? chronicles “the ‘reality bites’ moment, where you have to grow up,” she says. “It’s not like an episode of Friends anymore; you’re not spilling in and out of each other’s houses, living in this endlessly extendable adolescence.” As her character s’ children long to be grown up and their parents enter second childhood, Coxon deftly sketches the realities of a generation—perhaps belatedly— coming of age.
—Sarah Bishop-Stone, Production Dramaturg
England’s Dreaming The men and women of Happy Now? live busy lives in the north of London. They are well-educated, well-networked, and well-paid. However, despite the apparent comforts of their lives, the twenty-
first century world around them grows increasingly uncertain. “Positive psychology” has replaced “happily-ever-after.” Coal mines are repurposed as tourist attractions, power stations have become contemporary art temples; and school science classes have had to contend with creationism, forming a frontline in the culture wars. New Labour, which in the nineties promised a spirit of hope for a New Britain, now teeters in the face of global twenty-first century problems and a crashing world economy. Kitty and her friends were ’tweeners when
Margaret Thatcher came to power and twenty-somethings when she left it. They were in primary school when the Sex Pistols hit the top of the UK pop charts with “God Save the Queen,” taking their O-levels when Britain and Argentina fought over the Falklands, at university when Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa against author Salman Rushdie, and married by the time Princess Diana died in a car crash in Paris. On the following pages are a few of the events that might have shaped the lives of the protagonists in Happy Now?.
Decriminalization of homosexuality. Though a long way from ending discrimination and ignorance, the 1967 law ends the longstanding taboo on discussion or representation of homosexuality, as well as prosecution for “immorality.”
Margaret Thatcher elected England’s first female Prime Minister. Thatcher’s conservative government (1979-1990) promises “popular capitalism,” targeting trade unions and shrinking the National Health Service, and leads Britain to a market-driven culture.
In an interview in Women’s Own magazine, Mrs. Thatcher famously proclaims, “There is no such thing as society.”
Bloody Sunday. British army troops open fire on a civil rights march in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, killing fourteen people. The initial inquiry exonerates the army in what Irish Catholics and many politicians deem a “whitewash.” Tony Blair in 1998 initiates the Saville Inquiry, which, ten years later, has yet to release its findings.
600,000 people gather in the streets of London (and millions watch on television) to catch a glimpse of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles on their wedding day.
1982 British forces defeat Argentine units that have attempted to retake the Falkland Islands (Las Malvinas). Victory increases Britain’s international prestige, as well as nationalism at home, and contributes to Thatcher’s successful re-election in 1983.
Conservative John Major succeeds Thatcher as Prime Minister. Author Roald Dahl dies. By the 1990s, his surreal and subversive stories are the most popular children’s books in Britain.
1995 Queen Elizabeth urges Charles and Diana to “seek an early divorce.” The marriage officially ends with a decree nisi in 1996. As part of the settlement, Diana gives up the HRH title but retains the appellation “Princess of Wales.”
—compiled by Sarah Bishop-S
1996 The Spice Girls—Scary, Baby, Posh, Ginger, and Sporty—sell 3 million copies of their debut album, Spice, in the UK alone.
1997 Single mother J.K. Rowling publishes the first novel in the Harry Potter series. On state benefits while she wrote the book, by 2008 the Sunday Times lists her as the twelfth richest woman in Britain. Diana, Princess of Wales is killed in a car crash. Newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair dubs her “the People’s Princess,” capping a wave of anti-monarchical sentiment that plays into Blair’s program of modernization.
2000 The Tate Modern, London’s premier gallery for modern and contemporary art, opens in the former Bankside Power Station at the foot of the Millennium Bridge.
Stone, Production Dramaturg
In cooperation with American forces, and in opposition to France and Germany, Britain joins the Bush administration’s “Coalition of the Willing” in its war against Iraq.
London picked to host 2012 Olympics. Plans include public transit improvements to ease city movement, as well as regeneration efforts in east London.
2004 Introducing “family” as a key theme of the coming elections, Labour proposes a full year’s paid maternity leave for working mothers. Debate ensues over how the measure will affect businesses, if it will incorporate “paternity leave,” and whether it will make women—now entitled to a year off when they have a child—essentially unemployable.
2007 Tony Blair cedes the position of Prime Minister to longserving Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown. In the summer of 2008, one year into his term, 74% of Britons polled consider Brown “a change for the worse” from Tony Blair.
Suicide bombers (three of whom were born in the UK) attack London Underground lines and a bus during the morning rush hour on July 7, killing 52 commuters. London’s surveillance network—the largest CCTV system of any major city in the world—is instrumental in identifying the bombers.
Prince Harry returns to England after an emergency withdrawal from his regiment in Afghanistan. The British Army canceled Harry’s original deployment to Iraq a year earlier due to security concerns. In a historic response to an unprecedented crisis, central banks from all over the world work together to stem the market slide brought on by the global credit crunch. The government unveils a £400 billion bailout plan and effectively brings several banks, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, under state control. 11
cast KELLY AuCOIN* (Johnny) appeared as Octavius Caesar in Julius Caesar starring Denzel Washington on Broadway and in the national tour of Copenhagen directed by Michael Blakemore. His Off-Broadway credits include Some Men directed by Trip Cullman (Second Stage Theatre), the world premiere of Ernest Hemingway’s The Fifth Column directed by Jonathan Bank (Mint Theater Company), Boy directed by Joe Calarco (Primary Stages), The Sketch Comedian directed by Alex Timbers (Drama League), Dorothy Parker’s The Ladies of the Corridor (East 13th Street Theater). Regional credits include Finks directed by Charlie Stratton (New York Stage & Film); The Real Thing and Born Yesterday directed by Bob Moss (Syracuse Stage); Melissa Arctic directed by Aaron Posner (Folger Theatre); Arcadia (TheatreVirginia); Quills (Florida Stage, Carbonell Award); and he was a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival acting company. Currently, he is a resident actor at New River Dramatists. Film and television: Julie & Julia, The Kingdom, Serial, A Perfect Fit starring Adrian Grenier, A Perfect Murder, A Normal Life, Love & Stuff, Without a Trace, Third Watch, Waterfront (recurring), The Sopranos, numerous episodes of Law & Order, and Good God (Comedy Central, Series Regular).
MARY BACON* (Kitty) recently appeared Off-Broadway as Alma in The Actors Company Theatre production of The Eccentricities of a Nightingale and on Broadway in Tom Stoppard’s Rock ’n’ Roll. Her other New York credits include Arcadia (Lincoln Center Theater), Treason (Perry Street Theatre), The Madras House (Mint Theater Company), as well as The Lark Theatre Company, New Dramatists, The Directors Company, The Drama League, and New York Stage & Film. Regional credits include Misalliance (Old Globe Theatre); Hazard County (Humana Festival of New American Plays); the premiere of Don Juan (Seattle Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center) and The Triumph of Love (Seattle Rep, Long Wharf Theatre), both adapted and directed by Stephen Wadsworth; The Bald Soprano, The Rivals (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); the world premiere of Iron Kisses (Geva Theatre); as well as work at The Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, Alliance Theatre, Capital Repertory Theater, Dallas Theater Center, CENTERSTAGE (Baltimore), Denver Center Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New Works Festival at Perry-Mansfield, and others. Television and film: Alexander Hamilton, Jonny Zero, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Suzanna Most, and The Gaveltons. Ms. Bacon is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon Drama School and a member of The Actors Company Theatre and the workshop company of The Actors Center.
BRIAN KEANE* (Carl) has appeared in New York in Cyrano de Bergerac directed by Frank Langella, All My Sons directed by Barry Edelstein (Roundabout Theatre Company); Sideman directed by Michael Mayer (Naked Angels Theater Company); The Misanthrope with Roger Rees and Uma Thurman, and Richard III with John Turturro (Classic Stage Company). His regional theatre credits include Book of Days directed by Wendy C. Goldberg (Arena Stage), How I Learned to Drive directed by Barry Edelstein (CENTERSTAGE), Discovery of America
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CAST directed by Rebecca Bayla Taichman (New York Stage & Film), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by David Frank (Buffalo Studio Arena). His television and film credits include all three current Law & Order series, Queens Supreme, All My Children, Urbania, and Going Under.
DAVID ANDREW MACDONALD* (MICHAEL) has appeared in the Broadway productions of Coram Boy and Two Shakespearean Actors and the national tour of An Inspector Calls (Joseph Jefferson Award nomination, Chicago). His Off-Broadway credits include The Green Heart and A Night and Her Stars (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional theatre credits include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hartford Stage); A Seagull in the Hamptons (McCarter Theatre Center); Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis); A Christmas Carol, Pride and Prejudice, Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors, Arms and the Man, Henry IV Part I, The Importance of Being Earnest (The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); I Hate Hamlet, A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville); The Big Numbers, The Wizards of Quiz (Philadelphia Festival Theatre for New Plays); Hay Fever (INTIMAN Theatre); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Cambridge Theatre Company); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Manitoba Theatre Centre); and The Way of the World (New York Stage & Film). On television, he appeared for six years as Edmund Winslow on Guiding Light and also has appeared on Sex and the City, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Another World, One Life to Live, and Loving. Mr. Macdonald is a graduate of The Juilliard School and father to Ian and Elena.
JOAN MacINTOSH* (June) previously appeared at Yale Rep in Talley’s Folly and Elizabeth I: Almost by Chance a Woman. New York credits include Orpheus Descending, Our Town, The Seagull, and Abe Lincoln in Illinois (all on Broadway); Alice in Concert, Dispatches, A Bright Room Called Day, Julius Caesar, Cymbeline, All’s Well That Ends Well, Macbeth, 365 Days/365 Plays (The Public Theater); More Stately Mansions (OBIE Award, Drama League Award, The Herald Angel Award: Edinburgh Festival), Alice in Bed (also in The Netherlands, Belgium), The Misanthrope (New York Theatre Workshop); Request Concert (Drama Desk Award), Night Sky, Endgame, and A Shayna Maidel. With the Performance Group she appeared in Dionysus in 69 (OBIE), Commune (OBIE), The Tooth of Crime (OBIE), Mother Courage and Her Children, The Marilyn Project, and Seneca’s Oedipus. Ms. MacIntosh is also the recipient of the OBIE for Sustained Excellence of Performance. Regional credits include Britannicus (Elliot Norton Award), King Lear, Hedda Gabler, The Three Sisters, Plenty, Happy End, Sore Throats, By the Bog of Cats. Film and television: Awakenings, A Flash of Green, The Confession, Fresh Horses, The West Wing, Law & Order, Lincoln and Seward, Fool’s Fire. She has received the John D. Rockefeller III, USIA, ITI, and Spencer Cherashore grants. Ms. MacIntosh is a Fox Fellow and an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at Yale University, where she teaches acting in the School of Drama and the Theater Studies program at Yale College.
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cast QUENTIN MARÉ* (Miles) is making his Yale Rep debut. His Broadway appearances include Tom Stoppard’s Rock ’n’ Roll, Coram Boy, Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington, and King Lear with Christopher Plummer. Other New York stage credits include A Little Night Music (New York City Opera), Burn This (Signature Theatre Company), The Persians (National Actors Theatre), World of Mirth (Theatre Four), and Birdseed Bundles (Dance Theater Workshop). Regional: Compleat Female Stage Beauty (The Old Globe), New Patagonia (Seattle Repertory Theatre), and Hedda Gabler with Martha Plimpton (Long Wharf Theatre), among others. His film and television credits include the upcoming New York, I Love You; Body Of Lies; Personal Velocity; Lisa Picard Is Famous; Conviction; Law & Order; and Johnny Zero.
KATHARINE POWELL* (Bea) is making her Yale Rep debut. She was most recently seen on Broadway in Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention. Off-Broadway, Ms. Powell has originated roles in the New York premieres of Josh Tobiessen’s Election Day, Theresa Rebeck’s The Water’s Edge (Second Stage Theatre); David Mamet’s The Voysey Inheritance (Atlantic Theater Company); and Brooke Berman’s Smashing (The Play Company). Ms. Powell’s regional theatre credits include The Farnsworth Invention (La Jolla Playhouse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (American Repertory Theatre), and Three Sisters (American Conservatory Theater). She appears in the films The Girl in the Park by David Auburn, Oranges, and The Baxter; and has guest starred on Guiding Light, Out of Practice, and Without a Trace. Ms. Powell is a graduate of Brown University and received her MFA from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. *member of actors’ equity association, union of professional actors and stage managers in the united states.
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CREATIVE TEAM SARAH BISHOP-STONE (PRODUCTION Dramaturg) is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama. Before coming to Yale, she worked for several years in the literary office of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and stage managed new plays for companies such as Soho Rep (The Thugs, Everything Will Be Different), Pig Iron Theatre Company (Pay Up), Clubbed Thumb (Quail), New York Stage & Film (Quiver and Twitch), and New Dramatists. She has also worked with The Civilians, The O’Neill Playwrights Conference, and Second Stage Theatre, and is a producer and dramaturg for Nerve Ensemble. She holds a BA in English and comparative literature from Columbia.
DAVID BUDRIES (Sound Designer) is the Sound Design Advisor at Yale Repertory Theatre, where his credits include the recent Trouble in Mind, Black Snow, and Safe in Hell, among many others. His New York credits include Souvenir; Ah, Wilderness!; A Long Day’s Journey into Night; Our Country’s Good; Other People’s Money; Measure for Measure; And a Nightingale Sang; From the Mississippi Delta; Search and Destroy; End of the Day; Playland; and Marisol. His regional theatre credits include productions at Hartford Stage, CENTERSTAGE, McCarter Theatre, Huntington Theatre Company, Dallas Theater Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Ford’s Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Trinity Repertory Company, and Alliance Theatre. Mr. Budries chairs the Sound Design department at Yale School of Drama and is a freelance producer of music and radio programs.
LUCINDA COXON (Playwright) has worked at The Bush Theatre, Soho Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, and the National Theatre in London; and in the US at South Coast Repertory, Magic Theatre, and Ohio Theatre in New York. Her plays include Waiting at the Water’s Edge, Wishbones, Three Glances, The Ice Palace, Nostalgia, Vesuvius, I Am Angela Brazil by Angela Brazil, The Shoemaker’s Incredible Wife, and Happy Now?. Her screenplays include Spaghetti Slow, The Heart of Me, Lilacs, and Wild Target which is currently shooting in the UK in September starring Bill Nighy. She has just finished work on The Danish Girl, a screen adaptation of David Ebershoff’s novel, and is currently writing a new play, Persistent Illusions, for the National Theatre.
DAVID DeBESSE (FIGHT DIRECTOR) previously served as fight director for Yale Repertory Theatre’s productions of Black Snow and The People Next Door. Other credits include Spamalot (Broadway), Wonder of the World (Manhattan Theatre Club), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Second Stage Theatre), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Goodspeed Musicals), Pericles (Red Bull Theater), Lovers and Executioners (Arena Stage), and Wait Until Dark (The Cape Playhouse). David has assisted Rick Sordelet on many productions including The Scarlet Pimpernel and Tom Sawyer on Broadway and recently served with Rick as co-fight director for the premiere production of The Toxic Avenger Musical at George Street Playhouse. David also works as a stunt coordinator for Guiding Light.
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CREATIVE TEAM liz diamond (Director) is a Resident Director at Yale Repertory Theatre and serves as Chair of the Directing Department at Yale School of Drama. Previous Yale Rep productions include the world premiere of Marcus Gardley’s dance of the holy ghosts: a play on memory; Richard Nelson’s translation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie; Sunil Kuruvilla’s Fighting Words (American premiere) and Rice Boy (world premiere); Seamus Heaney’s The Cure at Troy; Paul Schmidt’s translations of Molière’s The School for Wives and Brecht’s St. Joan of the Stockyards; and the world premieres of Suzan-Lori Parks’s The America Play (also at The Public Theater) and The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World. A longtime collaborator of Parks, Liz also directed the world premieres of Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third at BACA Downtown and Betting on the Dust Commander at the Working Theater. National credits include Lisa Loomer’s Distracted, Octavio Solis’s Gibraltar, and Kenneth Cavander’s translation of Euripides’ The Trojan Women (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Racine’s Phèdre (American Repertory Theatre); and Of Mice and Men (Arena Stage). Liz is a winner of the OBIE Award and Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Direction, and has won fellowships and grants for her work from the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Asian Cultural Council, and the SDC Foundations. She currently serves as Artistic Advisor to the Women’s Project, where most recently she directed the critically-acclaimed production of Catherine Trieschmann’s Crooked.
matt frey (Lighting Designer) previously designed the lighting for Yale Rep’s productions of All’s Well That Ends Well, Landscape of the Body, and Mrs. Warren’s Profession. Recent work includes Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Corn Exchange, Dublin, Ireland), Tragedy: A Tragedy directed by Les Waters (Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Frau Margot (Fort Worth Opera), Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3 (Ridge Theater and Brooklyn Philharmonic at Brooklyn Academy of Music), Tan Dun’s The Gate (also at BAM), and Bach’s St. John Passion with Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Other credits include David Lang’s opera The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (Ridge Theater), Steve Reich and Beryl Korot’s The Cave (The Barbican, London; Cité de la Musique, Paris), as well as productions in New York at The New Group, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Class Company, New York Theatre Workshop, Signature Theatre Company, Theatre For A New Audience, and at theatres across the US and abroad.
HEIDI HANSON (Costume Designer) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include A Month in the Country. Her other design credits include Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen], WASP (Yale Cabaret); the 2008 Dwight/ Edgewood Project (Yale Repertory Theatre/Yale School of Drama); Dance Theatre (Yale Dance Club, Baryshnikov Arts Center); Much Ado About Nothing (Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company); Six Characters in Search of an Author (California State University, Long Beach); and 22/7 (NSDF & Stephen Joseph Theatre). She has served as assistant designer on Scramble! (Westport Country Playhouse), L’Etoile (Wolf Trap Opera Co.), Lulu (Yale Repertory Theatre), Hurdy Gurdy (Miro Dance Company), as well as a dance photography project for Getty Images. BA, California State University, Long Beach. 17
creative team PAMELA PRATHER (VOCAL AND Dialect Coach) Coaching credits at Yale Rep include Miss Julie and Fighting Words (both directed Liz Diamond), Black Snow, and The Psychic Lives of Savages. Her other regional theatre credits include the world premiere of Ken Ludwig’s An American in Paris, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Othello (Alley Theatre); Our Town, and Othello (Hartford Stage Company). In New York: Macbeth, Mary Stuart (New York Classical Theatre); Fighting Words (Underwood Theatre); Trust (The Play Company); Living Room in Africa, Now That’s What I Call a Storm (Edge Theatre Company); Hiroshima Maiden (St. Ann’s Warehouse DUMBO); Blood Cherries (Dance Theatre Workshop); and The Winter’s Tale (Hampton’s Shakespeare Festival), as well as work at the Ellis Island Foundation, HERE Arts Center, Women of Color Festival, Six Figures Theatre Company, and Hidden Treasures Productions. Pamela serves on the acting faculty at Yale School of Drama. She received her MFA in Acting from UCLA and is certified in Fitzmaurice Voicework, Laughter Yoga, and Prana Yoga. www.pamelaprather.com
SARAH PEARLINE (Scenic Designer) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Good Egg and Pericles. Her New York credits include The Rockae, The Uses of Enchantment (Prospect Theater Company); Buck Fever (terraNOVA Collective); Straight on ’til Morning (78th St. Theatre Lab); Never Tell (The New York International Fringe Festival); Primetime (Abington Theatre); It’s About Time (The Chocolate Factory); The Kaspar Hauser Project (American Theatre of Actors); Thicker Than Water (The Ensemble Studio Theatre Festival); Bye, Mom (Primary Stages); Clean, Sincerity Forever (Urban Stages); The Suicide and Blithe Spirit at New York University, where she received her BFA. Her regional credits include Circus Flora (National Tours, Spoleto Festival) and Cyrano de Bergerac (Hangar Theatre).
TARA RUBIN CASTING (CASTING) has been casting at Yale Rep since 2004. Broadway: The Country Girl, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Guys and Dolls (upcoming), Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, The Farnsworth Invention, Rock ’n’ Roll, The History Boys (US casting), Les Misérables, Spamalot, Jersey Boys, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, The Phantom of the Opera, The Pirate Queen, Good Vibrations, Bombay Dreams, Oklahoma!, Flower Drum Song, Imaginary Friends, Metamorphoses (New York casting). Lincoln Center Theater: The Frogs, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, A Man of No Importance, Anything Goes (concert). Off-Broadway: Second Stage Theatre. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival; La Jolla Playhouse (New York casting); Mame, Mister Roberts, The Sondheim Celebration, and Tennessee Williams Explored at The Kennedy Center. Film: The Producers: The Musical. Members, Casting Society of America.
amanda spooner* (stage manager) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she has stage managed productions including Richard III and Baal, and she currently serves as vice president of the School of Drama Student Government. Amanda served on Yale Cabaret’s 2007–08 Board of Artistic Associates, and has worked on numerous productions there. At Yale Rep, she was assistant stage manager on last season’s Boleros for the Disenchanted. Other work includes Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions, national tours, and large-scale industrial events. Originally from California, she received her bachelor’s degree in technical theatre and design from San Francisco State University. *member of actors’ equity association, union of professional actors and stage managers in the united states.
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yale repertory theatre ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JAMES BUNDY is in his seventh year as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. In his first six seasons, Yale Rep has produced more than twenty world, American, and regional premieres, three of which have been honored by the Connecticut Critics Circle with the award for Best Production of the year, and two of which have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. During this time, Yale Rep has also commissioned more than a dozen playwrights 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, and A Woman of No Importance 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.
MANAGING DIRECTOR VICTORIA NOLAN is Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, Deputy Dean of Yale School of Drama, and serves 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 is 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 2000 recipient of the Betsy L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship Award from the State of Connecticut and the 2005 recipient of the Elm/Ivy Award, given jointly by Yale University and the City of New Haven for distinguished service to the community. Ms. Nolan is married to Clark Crolius. They have two daughters, Covey and Wilhelmina.
ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JENNIFER KIGER is in her fourth year as Associate Artistic Director and director of Yale Repertory Theatre’s new play program, an integrated, playwrightdriven initiative that supports the creation of new plays 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 20
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 directors Robert Brustein, Robert Woodruff, Liz Diamond, and Kate Whoriskey, and with multimedia 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 NEA 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.
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR BRONISLAW SAMMLER, Production Supervisor of Yale Repertory Theatre, 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. His book Structural Design for the Stage won the United States Institute of Theatre Technology’s Golden Pen Award. Demonstrating his commitment to excellence in technical education and professional production, he founded USITT’s National Theatre Technology Exhibit, an on-going biennial event; he has served as a commissioner and a director-at-large and is a lifetime Fellow of North America’s Theatre Technology Association. He was honored as Educator of the Year in 2006 by the New England Theatre Conference. 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.
PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER JAMES MOUNTCASTLE has been the Production Stage Manager at Yale Rep since fall 2004. He was stage manager for the 2006 production of Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice; the 2004 world premiere of Ruhl’s The Clean House; a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard in 2005; and last season’s Richard II. 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 9 years old, and Katie, age 7.
yale repertory theatre staff James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director
ARTISTIC Resident Artists Paula Vogel, Playwright-in-Residence Liz Diamond, Evan Yionoulis, Resident Directors Catherine Sheehy, Resident Dramaturg Ming Cho Lee, Set Design Advisor Michael Yeargan, Resident Set Designer Jane Greenwood, Costume Design Advisor Jess Goldstein, Resident Costume Designer Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Design Advisor Stephen Strawbridge, Resident Lighting Designer David Budries, Sound Design Advisor Walton Wilson, Voice and Speech Advisor Rick Sordelet, Fight Advisor Mary Hunter, Stage Management Advisor Associate Artists 52nd Street Project, Kama Ginkas, Mark Lamos, MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generations Theatre, Bill Rauch, Sarah Ruhl, Henrietta Yanovskaya Artistic Administration Tara Rubin, CSA, Laura Schutzel, CSA, Casting Directors Eric Woodall, Merri Sugarman, Casting Associates Paige Blansfield, Rebecca Carfagna, Dale Brown, Casting Assistants Ruth M. Feldman, Director of Education and Accessibility Services Amy Boratko, Michael Walkup, Artistic Coordinators Brian Valencia, Kristina Williams Literary Associates Pamela C. Jordan, Librarian Teresa Mensz, Library Services Assistant Josie Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director Kathleen Driscoll, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Directing, Dramaturgy & Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments Mary Volk, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Design and Sound Design Departments
ADMINISTRATION Kay Perdue, Associate Managing Director Alyssa Anderson, Assistant Managing Director Claire Shindler, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director Belina Mizrahi, Company Manager
Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Debbie Ellinghaus, Senior Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Ann M.K. McLaughlin, Senior Associate Director of Development, Yale Repertory Theatre Luis Abril, Associate Director, Development Susan C. Clark, Development Associate Susan Kim, Development Assistant Laura Torino, Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing and Communications Departments Finance and Information Technology Katherine D. BurgueĂąo, Director of Finance and Human Resources Sheila Daykin, Associate Director of Finance Cristal Coleman, Magaly Costa, Business Office Specialists Randall Rode, Information Technology Director Daryl Brereton, Associate Information Technology Director Mara Hazzard, Tessitura Systems Administrator 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, Associate Director of Marketing Sergi Torres, Associate Director of Marketing & Communications Rachel Smith, Marketing Manager Hellen Hom, Manager, Online Communications Maggie Elliott, Graphic Artist Laura Torino, Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing and Communications Departments Elizabeth Elliott, Marketing Assistant Scott McKowen, Punch & Judy Inc., Graphic Designers David Cooper, Photographer Joan Marcus, Production Photographer Janna J. Ellis, Director of Audience Services Tracy Baldini, Assistant Audience Services Director Audrey Rogers, Manager, Group Sales Nancy Genga, London Moses, Audience Services Assistants Maria Barsky, Sam Bolen, Ruth Kim, Leah Knowles, Sue Malone, Andrew Riveria, Raphael Shapiro, Box Office Assistants
Operations William J. Reynolds, Director of Facility Operations Rich Abrams, Operations Associate Jacob Thompson, Security Officer Ed Jooss, Audience Safety Officer Fred Grier, Michael Blatchley, Customer Service and Safety Officers Ben Holder, Ron Maybrey, Custodial Supervisors Lucille Bochert, Vermont Ford, Warren Lyde, Vondeen Ricks, Mark Roy, Custodians
PRODUCTION Bronislaw J. Sammler, Production Supervisor James Mountcastle, Production Stage Manager Jonathan Reed, Senior Associate Production Supervisor Marla J. Silberstein, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production Department Costumes Tom McAlister, Costume Shop Manager Robin Hirsch, Associate Costume Shop Manager Mary Zihal, Senior Draper Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Draper Deborah Bloch, First Hand Linda Kelley-Dodd, Costume Project Coordinator Barbara Bodine, Company Hairdresser Martha Lehr, Costume Stock Manager Electrics Donald W. Titus, Lighting Supervisor Janie Flowers, Jason Wells, Linda Young, Head Electricians Adrian Rooney, Assistant to the Lighting Supervisor Painting Ru-Jun Wang, Resident Scenic Charge Angie Meninger, Scenic Artist Nora Hyland, Assistant Scenic Artist Steward Savage, Assistant to the Painting Supervisor
ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR happy now? Christopher Mirto, Assistant Director Jennifer Salim, Assistant Costume Designer Yoon Young Choi, Assistant Scenic Designer Donald Claxon, Assistant Stage Manager, Fight Captain Kristofer Longley-Postema, Andrew Southard, Associate Production Supervisors Amanda Haley, Assistant Properties Master Samual Michael, Technical Director Erich Bolton, Steven Albert, Assistant Technical Directors Benjamin Saint Louis, Master Electrician Michael Skinner, Sound Engineer Amy Jonas, Ryan Gardner, Carpenters Art Priromprintr, Assistant Company Manager Martha Jurczak, House Manager Tara Kayton, Chien-Yu Peng, Ying Song, Lindsey Turteltaub, Run Crew UNDERSTUDIES Leodis Byers, Miles Brett Dalton, Michael Andrew Kelsey, Johnny Sarah Sokolovic, Kitty Shannon Sullivan, June Babak Tafti, Carl Nondumiso Tembe, Bea
Properties Brian Cookson, Properties Master David P. Schrader, Properties Craftsperson Jennifer McClure, Properties Assistant Mark Villani, Properties Stock Manager
SPECIAL THANKS Frances Black, Martin Cass, David Chambers, Ralph Chipman, Hanna Diamond Chipman, Nicholas Hytner, National Theatre, The Rooney Family, Peter Woozley,The Yale School of Drama Directors and Stage Managers
Scenery Don Harvey, Neil Mulligan, Technical Directors Alan Hendrickson, Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Eric Sparks, Shop Foreman Matt Gaffney, Sharon Reinhart, Master Carpenters Lisa McDaniel, Shop Carpenter Bona Lee, Assistant to the Technical Director
Yale Repertory Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actorsâ€™ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Sound Brian MacQueen, Sound Supervisor Paul Bozzi, Staff Sound Engineer Nicholas Pope, Junghoon Pi, Assistants to the Sound Supervisor Projections Erik Trester, Head Projection Technician Stage Operations Janet Cunningham, Stage Carpenter Kate Begley Baker, Properties Runner Jeanne Wu, Sound Operator Elizabeth Bolster, Wardrobe Supervisor
The Director is a member of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, Inc., an independent national labor union.
The Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designers in LORT are represented by United Artists Local USA-829, IATSE.
Happy Now?, October 24 to November 15, 2008. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street
“The cerebral Mr. Stoppard as prankster, the eternal precocious schoolboy who flings puns and double entendres as if they were spitballs.” — T H E N E W YO R K T I M E S
ROUGH CROSSING PHOTO BY DAVID COOPER
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FERENC MOLNÁR directed by MARK RUCKER A tuneful madcap romance from the four-time Tony ® and Academy Award ®winning author of The Coast of Utopia, The Real Thing, and Shakespeare in Love, with music by Grammy and four-time Academy Award winner André Previn.
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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.
ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES Yale Repertory Theatre offers all patrons the most comprehensive accessibility services program in Connecticut, including a season of open captioned and audio described performances, a free assistive listening system, largeprint and Braille programs, a direct TTY (teletype) line to Yale Rep’s Box Office (203.432.1521), 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 at 203.432.8425 or email@example.com.
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.
audio description (ad): A live narration of the play’s action, sets, and costumes for patrons who are blind or low vision.
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Open Captioned and Audio Described performances are at 2PM. AD pre-show description begins at 1:45PM.
c2inc is pleased to be the official Open Captioning provider of Yale Repertory Theatre.
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