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A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Welcome to the 2015–16 season and to the world premiere of Indecent, written by Yale Rep’s Pulitzer Prize winning Playwright in Residence Paula Vogel and directed by Rebecca Taichman! Paula and Rebecca have created an extraordinary new work examining Jewish and theatrical history through the lens of another play: Sholem Asch’s controversial The God of Vengeance, which captivated sold-out audiences as early as 1907 in Eastern Europe, only to be shut down on obscenity charges—and largely forgotten—following its Broadway debut in 1923. Indecent is a celebration of theatre itself, the artists who devote their lives to making it, and the audiences for whom it is performed, embracing the paradoxical combination of evanescence and enduring memory that makes our shared experience so potent. Co-commissioned by Yale Rep and American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the world premiere of Indecent is a co-production with California’s La Jolla Playhouse, where it will be seen immediately following its run here in New Haven. In the spring of 2016, the play will make its New York premiere at the Vineyard Theatre. Indecent is the first of three exciting world premieres at Yale Rep this season. This November, Jiehae Park makes her Yale Rep debut with peerless, a blistering contemporary comedy about ambitious twin sisters who will stop at nothing to get into the college of their choice, directed by Margot Bordelon. In January, we present The Moors, Jen Silverman’s absurdly funny new play inspired (perhaps) by the lives and writings of the most famous sisters of 19th-century literature, directed by Jackson Gay, who recently directed both Elevada and These Paper Bullets! at Yale Rep. In the spring, we proudly feature OBIE Award winning Resident Director Evan Yionoulis’s new production of Shakespeare’s romantic adventure, Cymbeline, and Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Happy Days, starring two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest, which I will direct. Thank you for being here with us today. As always, I invite you to share your thoughts about Indecent, or any of your experiences at Yale Rep, with me by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. And I look forward to seeing you here again soon. If you haven’t subscribed to Yale Rep’s 2015–16 yet, there’s still time—it’s the most convenient and affordable way to guarantee your seats on the nights of your choice! Sincerely,
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Indecent was commissioned by Yale Rep and American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Development and production support are provided by Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Indecent was developed, in part, at the 2013 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort. Inspired by The People vs. ‘The God of Vengeance,’ conceived by Rebecca Rugg and Rebecca Taichman. Indecent is the recipient of a 2015 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. Production support for Indecent is provided by Paul F. Balser, Sr.; Shirley Brandman and Howard Shapiro; Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven; Roz and Jerry Meyer; Carol and Arthur Spinner; Esme Usdan; Wendy Zimmermann and Stephen Cutler. Yale Rep is supported in part by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
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MEMBERS OF THE TROUPE LEMML, THE STAGE MANAGER RICHARD TOPOL
THE ACTORS KATRINA LENK MIMI LIEBER MAX GORDON MOORE TOM NELIS STEVEN RATTAZZI ADINA VERSON
THE MUSICIANS LISA GUTKIN AARON HALVA TRAVIS W. HENDRIX
INDECENT IS PERFORMED WITHOUT AN INTERMISSION.
I STILL HAVE A MANUSCRIPT IN BERLIN… AND WARSAW…AND NEW YORK CITY… In Indecent, we see how Sholem Asch’s play The God of Vengeance, a three-act drama written in Yiddish, was as itinerant as its author, travelling from a Polish literary salon to the American Broadway stage. This map tracks the play’s travels in the first half of the twentieth century.
1907, I.L. Peretz’s Salon, Warsaw
Sholem Asch presents his play The God of Vengeance at the literary salon of I.L. Peretz, a prominent figure in the Jewish Enlightenment. Peretz promoted literature by Jews and written in Yiddish—nurturing young talent that one day might shape Yiddish literature—but he also wished to carefully curate a positive portrayal of his people. Because Asch’s play naturalistically depicts the seedy underbelly of Jewish society, Peretz warns the young writer to “burn” the play.
1907, Deutsches Theatre,
The God of Vengeance has its world premiere at Berlin’s Deustches Theatre, directed by the acclaimed Max Reinhardt and starring Rudolph Schildkraut. The German theatre is producing canonical works—Greek dramas, Shakespeare, and the German Romantics, among others—but it also showcases much newer plays by the likes of Chekhov, Gorky, Ibsen, and Zola. Both Reinhardt and Schildkraut later find success in Hollywood: the director for his 1935 film A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the actor for his work with the legendary Cecil B. DeMille.
1907, St. Petersburg and Moscow
Legendary actress Vera Komissarzhevskaya brings a Russian translation of the play to the St. Petersburg stage. The God of Vengeance debuts in Moscow a few months later.
ABOVE: FIVE LITERATI: ABRAHAM REISEN, I.L. PERETZ, SHOLEM ASCH, CHAIM ZHITLOWSKY, H.D. NOMBERG. OPPOSITE: SHOLEM ASCH, 1957. PHOTO COURTESY OF CORBIS/BETTMAN.
1907,Yiddish Theatre, New York City
David Kessler’s production of The God of Vengeance premieres downtown in 1907 in Yiddish. For over fifteen years, the play is produced by Yiddish companies and enjoys successful runs—for predominantly Yiddishspeaking immigrant audiences fresh from Ellis Island. The play’s scandalous content—the Jewish brothel owner, the love affair between Rifkele and Manke, and the treatment of the Torah scroll—triggers some outrage and protest, but the uproar doesn’t seem to deter audiences.
1922, Provincetown Playhouse, NYC
The God of Vengeance, translated into English by Isaac Goldberg in 1918, plays for English-speaking audiences. Lawyer Harry Weinberger serves as the producer, and Rudolph Schildkraut joins the company to perform the role of Yekel in English for the first time. The Provincetown Players, which started in Massachusetts, set up this Greenwich Village theatre space in 1916 to become a “playwrights’ theatre.” Plays by Eugene O’Neill, e.e. cummings, and Edna St. Vincent Millay find a home on this stage.
1923, Greenwich Village Theatre, NYC
After a short run at the Provincetown Playhouse, the company moves a few blocks away to the Greenwich Village Theatre.
Early 1940s, An Attic in the Ghetto, Łódź
Despite the inhumane conditions and extreme hardship, theatrical activity persists in Jewish ghettos during Nazi rule. Plays and musical performances take place in official clubs—such as the “Police Revue” in the Łódź ghetto, exclusively for the Gestapo—and in attics and basements. Fearing any large congregation that might attract the attention of the police, smaller performances spring up in hidden corners. Sometimes they are held to raise funds for a particular person or family. At the same time, theatre has become a way to express, most often through satire, the harsh realities of ghetto life.
1923, Apollo Theatre on Broadway
The God of Vengeance premieres on Broadway, but the run is short-lived. The Goldberg translation is cut to make the play more palatable for uptown audiences. In the original, Manke and Rifkele’s love scene in the rain is often compared to Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene, but now, Manke seduces Rifkele to trap her into a life of prostitution.
1923, The Trial
An obscenity complaint is filed by Rabbi Joseph Silverman, and the actors, producer, and theatre owner are arrested and, after a long trial, convicted for their indecent acts onstage. Later, the conviction is overturned, but not before the show is forced to end its run.
—AMY BORATKO, PRODUCTION DRAMATURG
CAST KATRINA LENK is a stage and film actor as well as a musician.
Broadway credits: Once (Reza), Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark (Arachne), and The Miracle Worker. Regional theatre work includes Margaret in iWitness (Mark Taper Forum), Anna in Lost Land (Steppenwolf Theater), and Linda Lovelace in Lovelace: A Rock Opera, for which she won LA Weekly, LADCC and Garland Awards. Film and television work includes Evol: The Theory of Love, Look Away, FracKtured, Elementary, and The Blacklist. She is a cocreator of the web series Miss Teri and is a member of several bands including her own, moxy phinx. katrinalenk.com
MIMI LIEBER Broadway: Act One (Lincoln Center Theater),
Brooklyn Boy, and I’m Not Rappaport (revival). Off-Broadway: Distracted (Roundabout). Regional: Two Things You Don’t Talk About at Dinner (Denver Center Theatre); Persephone, The Sisters Rosensweig (Huntington Theatre Company); We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! (Long Wharf); Taking Sides, The Greeks, Love Council, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress (Odyssey); Leon & Lena (and lenz) (Guthrie Theater); Figaro Gets a Divorce (La Jolla Playhouse); Sirens (Humana Festival of New American Plays); Potested (Stages); Much Ado About Nothing, Othello (L.A. Shakespeare Festival); U.S. Comedy Arts Festival w/E.S.T. (winner, Best of Festival); Los Angeles Theatre Center; Taper, Too; Ford’s Theatre, and The Kennedy Center. National tour: The Heidi Chronicles. Film and television includes The Thing About My Folks; Arranged; Cold Souls; Permanent Midnight; Bulworth; Corrina, Corrina; Wilder Napalm; Just Another Story; The Sopranos; Law & Order; Medium; Friends; The Practice; Seinfeld; ER; The X-Files; NYPD Blue; Judging Amy; Early Edition; and L.A. Law. Her choreography credits include the Broadway productions Act One, The Snow Geese (Manhattan Theatre Club), and The Merchant of Venice; Cymbeline, The Comedy of Errors, As You Like It (Callaway nomination), The Merchant of Venice, All’s Well That Ends Well, Twelfth Night (The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park); and twenty-six national commercials.
MAX GORDON MOORE appeared at Yale Rep in last season’s
productions of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia and Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Other recent credits include Time and the Conways (The Old Globe); Don Juan in Hell (Project Shaw); The Master Builder with John Turturro (Brooklyn Academy of Music); Relatively Speaking on Broadway; Man and Superman, It’s A Wonderful Life (Irish Repertory Theatre); and The American Song Project (Flea Theater). Regional theatre includes Tragedy: A Tragedy (Berkeley Rep); The Seagull (Cleveland Playhouse); Richard III, As You Like It, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice (California Shakespeare Theater); Bach at Leipzig (A Contemporary Theatre); John Bull’s Other Island (Geva Theatre); Pleasure and Pain (Magic Theatre); Private Jokes, Public Places (Aurora Theatre); Learned Ladies, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Texas Shakespeare Festival); and Family Alchemy (Traveling Jewish Theatre). Film and television: Gods Behaving Badly, The Terrors of Basket-Weaving, Madam Secretary, and The Good Wife. MFA, Yale School of Drama, Herschel Williams Prize in Acting. 15
TOM NELIS Broadway credits include The Visit, Enron, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, and Aida. Off-Broadway: Road Show, Richard III, Henry VI (title role), ’Tis Pity She’s A Whore, Henry IV parts 1 and 2, American Document with The Martha Graham Dance Company (The Public Theater); The Seven, Score, The Medium (New York Theatre Workshop); Doris to Darlene (Playwrights Horizons); Iphigenia 2.0, Hot ’N’ Throbbing (Signature Theatre); Passion, Orlando (Classic Stage Company); Septimus and Clarissa (Ripe Time); The Merchant of Venice (Theatre for a New Audience/The Royal Shakespeare Company); The Trojan Women/A Love Story, Marathon Dancing, Another Person Is a Foreign Country (En Garde Arts); Ahab in Laurie Anderson’s Songs and Stories from Moby Dick (BAM/World Tour); Oscar Wilde in Gross Indecencies (Minetta Lane); Hot Mouth (Manhattan Theater Club); Antigone (Dance Theater Workshop); Pearls for Pigs (Richard Foreman/World Tour); 20 plus years with SITI Company. Awards: Eliot Norton Outstanding Performer Award for Prospero in The Tempest, OBIE Award for The Medium, San Diego Critics Ensemble Award for Wintertime, Drama League nomination for Score, and Barrymore nomination for Candide. Education: MFA, University of California, San Diego.
STEVEN RATTAZZI previously appeared at Yale Rep in David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette directed by Rebecca Taichman. New York: City Of (Playwrights Realm); Adjmi’s Stunning (Lincoln Center’s LCT3); Galileo with F. Murray Abraham, The Tempest with Mandy Patinkin, Age of Iron directed by Brian Kulick (Classic Stage Company); The Tempest, Dinner Party directed by David Herskovits (Target Margin); Spy Garbo (3LD); Taylor Mac’s Walk Across America for Mother Earth (La MaMa E.T.C.); Henry V with Liev Schreiber (The Public Theater); Painted Snake in a Painted Chair (OBIE Award, Talking Band); McGurk (Elevator Repair Service); The Fourth Sister directed Lisa Peterson (Vineyard Theatre); and Richard Foreman’s Samuel’s Major Problems (Ontological Theater at St. Mark’s). Regional: The School for Wives (Two River Theater, NJ); The Lovesong of J. Robert Oppenheimer directed by Mark Wing-Davey (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park). Film and television: The Family (Luc Besson) and Dr. Orpheus on The Venture Brothers.
RICHARD TOPOL previously appeared at Yale Rep in The Beauty Part and Petersburg. Broadway appearances include Larry David’s Fish in the Dark, the Tony Award-winning revivals of The Normal Heart and Awake and Sing!, The Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino, Cymbeline, The Country Girl, The School for Scandal, and Julius Caesar with Denzel Washington. Off-Broadway he has appeared in Regrets (Manhattan Theatre Club); Bronx Bombers, Opus (Primary Stages); When the Rain Stops Falling (Lincoln Center Theater); King Lear, Twelfth Night, The Winter’s Tale (The Public Theater); Hamlet (Theatre for a New Audience); as well as new plays at The New Group, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Soho Rep., Naked Angels, and Playwrights Horizons. His film and television credits include Lincoln, Mickey Blue Eyes, Party Girl, Path to 16
CAST Paradise, Indignation (upcoming), The Great Gilly Hopkins (upcoming), The Good Wife, Elementary, Person of Interest, all of the Law & Order series, Ed, Gilmore Girls, The Drew Carey Show, and recurring roles on The Practice, Covert Affairs, and Perception. He holds an MFA from NYU and is a two-time Drama Desk Award winner, a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, a Fox Fellowship recipient, and a proud member of Actors Equity. For Morris Topol.
ADINA VERSON previously appeared at Yale Rep in Tom Stoppard’s Rough Crossing and Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Other recent credits include As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre Company), The Servant of Two Masters directed by Christopher Bayes (Guthrie Theatre, Seattle Rep, ArtsEmerson), 4000 Miles (Cincinnati Playhouse), HIM (Primary Stages), and Machine Makes Man, which she co-created with Michael McQuilken (Amsterdam Fringe, Best International Performance; National Arts Festival of South Africa). Television: Miriam Setrakian on The Strain (FX) and Deadbeat (Hulu). MFA, Yale School of Drama.
MUSICIANS LISA GUTKIN (COMPOSER, MUSICIAN) Grammy-winning Lisa
Gutkin is best known as violinist, vocalist, and composer for the Klezmatics, and recently for her work in Sting’s Broadway production The Last Ship. As an actress/musician/ composer she has appeared in Sex and the City, Hava Nagila (The Movie), The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, and Seeing Is Believing by Dutch choreographer Maggie Boogaart. Lisa’s compositions include the score for Mabou Mines’ Song for New York: What Women Do While Men Sit Knitting, a multi-ethnic folk opera, directed by Ruth Maleczech, and songs with lyrics by Woody Guthrie, Maggie Dubris, and Anne Sexton. She records and performs with an immense array of artists and has appeared on The Conan O’Brien Show, A Prairie Home Companion, World Cafe, Mountain Stage, etc. Lisa is a MacDowell Artist Fellow, has released an instructional DVD called Play Klezmer Fiddle! on Homespun Tapes, and is soon to release the first of three collections of newly composed songs and compositions.
AARON HALVA (COMPOSER, MUSIC DIRECTOR, MUSICIAN)
Raised amongst polkas and hymns in Iowa, Aaron has since studied music in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Greece, and Spain. His previous work at Yale Rep includes Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Molière’s A Doctor in Spite of Himself, and Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters, all directed by Christopher Bayes. New York theatre credits include Red Noses by Peter Barnes, Four by Feydeau, The Bourgeois Gentleman, The Molière One Acts, Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, The Love of Three Oranges by Carlo Gozzi (The Juilliard School); The Imaginary Invalid by Molière, The New Place by Carlo Goldoni, We Won’t Pay! We Won’t Pay! by Dario Fo, and a new adaptation of Molière’s The Reluctant Doctor of Love (New York University’s Tisch 17
School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program). Regional credits include The Servant of Two Masters (Guthrie Theater, ArtsEmerson, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, and Seattle Rep), A Doctor in Spite of Himself (Intiman Theatre, Berkeley Rep), and The Molière Impromptu (Trinity Rep). International: Ballywoonde (Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Film: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as leader and arranger for Cuban music group Nu D’Lux.
TRAVIS W. HENDRIX (MUSICIAN) is a multi-instrumentalist
and composer based in the San Francisco Bay area. Although not traditionally educated, Travis has been taught by a host of great musicians, and most recently studied under clarinetist and composer Ben Goldberg. Travis’s versatility has found him playing intimate clubs with jazz combos, music festivals with indie rock bands, Jewish delis with klezmer groups, street performances with brass bands, and on stage in theatre productions. Travis will be releasing an album of his own compositions in 2016.
CREATIVE TEAM CHRISTOPHER AKERLIND (LIGHTING DESIGNER) Previous Yale Rep productions
include Marie Antoinette directed by Rebecca Taichman, The Alchemist directed by John Hirsch, and August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson directed by Lloyd Richards. Broadway credits include The Last Ship, Rocky, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, End of the Rainbow, Superior Donuts, Top Girls, 110 in the Shade, Shining City, Rabbit Hole, Talk Radio, Awake and Sing!, Seven Guitars, and The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Henry Hewes Awards). His extensive credits in opera include productions at the Boston Lyric, Dallas, Glimmerglass, Hamburg, Houston, Minnesota, New York City, Nissei, and Santa Fe Operas, and over forty-six productions for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, where he was resident lighting designer for twelve years. A graduate of Yale School of Drama, he is the recipient of an OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence in Lighting Design, the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration, and numerous nominations for the Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, and Tony Awards.
JOEL BERKOWITZ (YIDDISH CONSULTANT) is Director of the Sam and Helen Stahl
Center for Jewish Studies and Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A historian of the Yiddish theatre and translator of Yiddish drama, he is the author of Shakespeare on the American Yiddish Stage, editor of Yiddish Theatre: New Approaches, and co-editor of Landmark Yiddish Plays and Inventing the Modern Yiddish Stage. He is the co-founder of the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (yiddishstage.org), a research group applying Digital Humanities methods and tools to the study and preservation of Yiddish theatre, and is currently researching a book on Yiddish drama and the Holocaust.
AMY BORATKO (PRODUCTION DRAMATURG) is the Literary Manager at Yale Rep and has previously served as dramaturg on the Yale Rep productions of 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,
CREATIVE TEAM 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.
DAVID DORFMAN (CHOREOGRAPHER), artistic director of his vainly named dance
company since 1987, is also Professor of Dance and Chair at Connecticut College since 2004. He has received a Guggenheim fellowship, four NEA fellowships, a New York Dance and Performance Bessie Award, and a Barrymore Award in Philadelphia for Best Choreography on Green Violin, his first collaboration with Rebecca Taichman. 2014–15 brought David Dorfman Dance to Armenia, Tajikistan, and Turkey via the State Department, DanceMotion USA, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, where DDD has appeared in three Next Wave Festivals. David also tours a serio-comic evening, Live Sax Acts, with long-time collaborator, Dan Froot. daviddorfmandance.org
STEPHEN GABIS (DIALECT COACH) Previous Yale Rep productions include Arcadia, These Paper Bullets!, Stones in His Pockets, A Woman of No Importance, Safe in Hell, The People Next Door, The Clean House, The Ladies of the Camellias, and The Way of the World. His Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Outside Mullingar; The Winslow Boy; Transport; Loot; Juno and the Paycock; Once; The Book of Mormon; Tribes; Man and Boy; The 39 Steps; Lombardi; Lend Me a Tenor; A View from the Bridge; Becoming Dr. Ruth; Look Back in Anger; The Weir; The Freedom of the City; Memphis; Jersey Boys; A Day in the Death of Joe Egg; Bluebird; Through a Glass Darkly; The Shaggs; Kin; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; The Lieutenant of Inishmore; Brighton Beach Memoirs; When the Rain Stops Falling; The Emperor Jones; Doubt; Frozen; Port Authority; Dublin Carol; and Stuff Happens. Selected film and TV credits include Spotlight, Stonewall, Boardwalk Empire, Prime Suspect, Million Dollar Baby, Bernard and Doris, Salt, Across the Universe, Mildred Pierce, The Notorious Bettie Page, and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
RICCARDO HERNANDEZ (SCENIC DESIGNER) Previous Yale Rep productions
include the world premieres of David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette and The Evildoers, both directed by Rebecca Taichman, and Robert Woodruff’s productions of Autumn Sonata and Battle of Black and Dogs. Broadway: The Gin Game; The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; The People in the Picture; Caroline, or Change (also Royal National Theatre, London); Elaine Stritch at Liberty (also National Tour, Old Vic London); Topdog/ Underdog (Royal Court); Bells Are Ringing; Parade (directed by Hal Prince, Tony and Drama Desk nominations); Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk (also National Tour, Japan); and The Tempest. Recent: Grounded directed by Julie Taymor, The Library directed by Steven Soderbergh (The Public Theater); La Mouette (Cour d’Honneur, Palais des Papes, Avignon Festival); Abigail’s Party (Oslo National Theatre, Norway); The Dead (The Abbey Theatre Dublin); King Lear (Theatre for a New Audience). He has designed over 200 productions in the U.S. and internationally at The Public Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, American Repertory Theater, Lincoln Center Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Goodman Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago,
Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, OTSL, Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Theater an der Wien (Vienna), Teatro Real Madrid, English National Opera/Young Vic, among others. Upcoming: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Genet’s Splendid’s (La Colline-Theatre National Paris), Othello (Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.), Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera). Faculty: SUNY Purchase; lecturer, Princeton.
MATT HUBBS (SOUND DESIGNER) has recently designed Preludes (LCT3); The
Royale, Time and the Conways (The Old Globe); Stage Kiss (Playwrights Horizons); Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (Kazino, Ars Nova); Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep., A.R.T., and Yale Rep); Three Pianos (New York Theatre Workshop, A.R.T.); How We Got On, Death Tax, and A Devil at Noon (Humana Festival of New American Plays); Futura (NAATCO); The Human Scale (The Public Theater); Telephone (Foundry Theatre); Hammock, The Matter of Origins: Tea, Blueprints of Relentless Nature, and 613 Radical Acts of Prayer (Liz Lerman Dance Exchange); and the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. A company member of the TEAM, he has designed The Holler Sessions, RoosevElvis, Mission Drift, Architecting, Particularly in the Heartland, and A Thousand Natural Shocks. He received his BA in philosophy as a University Scholar at Xavier University.
EMILY REBHOLZ (COSTUME DESIGNER) Broadway credits include If/Then, Vanya
and Sonia and Masha and Spike, and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Recent OffBroadway: The Tempest, Into the Woods (The Public Theater/ Shakespeare in the Park); Nice Girl (Labyrinth Theater Company); Pretty Filthy (The Civilians); Our Lady of Kibeho (Signature Theatre); The Who & The What, Stop Hitting Yourself (Lincoln Center Theater); Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra, Mr. Burns (Playwrights Horizons); The Way We Get By, The Substance of Fire, and The Last Five Years (Second Stage). Recent regional theatre work: Dear Evan Hansen (Arena Stage), Morning Star (Cincinnati Opera), and Yardbird (Opera Philadelphia). In addition, she has designed costumes at Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Lincoln Center, Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage Theatre, Roundabout Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Ars Nova, Atlantic Theater Company, The Old Globe, A.R.T., Williamstown Theatre Festival, and The Goodman Theatre. Upcoming: Another Word For Beauty (The Goodman), Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera), and La Bohème (Opera Theatre of St. Louis). MFA, Yale School of Drama. emilyrebholz.com
TARA RUBIN CASTING (CASTING DIRECTOR) has been casting at Yale Rep since
2004. Selected Broadway: School of Rock; Bullets Over Broadway; Aladdin; A Time To Kill; Big Fish; The Heiress; One Man, Two Guvnors (U.S. Casting); Ghost; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; Promises, Promises; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; The Farnsworth Invention; Young Frankenstein; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; Les Misérables; Spamalot; Jersey Boys; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; The Phantom of the Opera; Contact. Off-Broadway: Love, Loss, and What I Wore; Old Jews Telling Jokes. Regional: The Kennedy Center, La Jolla Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center, The Old Globe, Westport Country Playhouse, Bucks County Playhouse. Film: Lucky Stiff, The Producers.
CREATIVE TEAM RICK SORDELET (FIGHT DIRECTOR) Theatre credits include 65 Broadway
productions and 60 productions on five continents in hundreds of cities around the world including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land, Ben Hur Live (Rome, European Tour), and currently Big Love for Signature Theatre. Opera: Cyrano starring Placido Domingo (Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House, La Scala), and Don Carlo and Cold Mountain (Santa Fe Opera). Film: The Game Plan, Dan in Real Life, and Hamlet. Rick was Chief Stunt Coordinator for Guiding Light for 12 years and One Life to Live, representing over 1,000 episodes of daytime television. Upcoming: Misery on Broadway starring Bruce Willis and Cymbeline this summer for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. Rick sits on the board of the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and teaches at Yale School of Drama and HB Studio. He is a recipient of an Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence from the Lucille Lortel Foundation and a Jeff Award for Best Fight Direction for Romeo and Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater). Rick has created the new stage combat company, Sordelet INK, with his son Christian Kelly-Sordelet. They have over thirty years of action movement experience for film, television, and stage. sordeletINK.com
AMANDA SPOONER (STAGE MANAGER) is honored to return to Yale Rep, having
previously worked on Marie Antoinette, Death of a Salesman, and Happy Now?. Recent credits include An Octoroon at Theatre for a New Audience; 10 Out of 12, Marie Antoinette, and An Octoroon at Soho Rep.; Luck of the Irish and Mr. Joy at LCT3; While I Yet Live at Primary Stages; and Sing for Your Shakespeare at Westport Country Playhouse. Amanda is a graduate of Yale School of Drama and also serves as the Development and Producing Associate at Transport Group Theatre Company. She would like to thank Rebecca and Paula for their friendship, Mary Hunter and James Mountcastle for their guidance, and her family for their perfection.
REBECCA TAICHMAN (DIRECTOR) Previous Yale Rep credits include the world
premieres of Familiar by Danai Gurira and David Adjmi’s The Evildoers and Marie Antoinette. Her Off-Broadway credits include Familiar by Danai Gurira (upcoming, Playwrights Horizons); The Oldest Boy by Sarah Ruhl (Lincoln Center Theater); The Luck of the Irish (LCT3); Stage Kiss, Milk Like Sugar (Playwrights Horizons); Orlando (Classic Stage Company); Orpheus (New York City Opera); Dark Sisters (Music Theater Group, Gotham Chamber Opera); Rappaccini’s Daughter (Gotham Chamber Opera); Marie Antoinette (Soho Rep.); The Scene (Second Stage, Humana Festival of New Plays); and Menopausal Gentleman (Ohio Theatre). Regional credits: Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Milk Like Sugar (La Jolla Playhouse); Twelfth Night, Time and the Conways (The Old Globe); Marie Antoinette (A.R.T.); She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Winter’s Tale (McCarter Theatre Center, Shakespeare Theatre Company); Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare Theatre Company); Twelfth Night, Sleeping Beauty Wakes (McCarter); Dead Man’s Cell Phone and The Clean House (Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company). Upcoming: Indecent at La Jolla Playhouse and The Vineyard Theatre. She received her MFA from Yale School of Drama.
PAULA VOGEL (PLAYWRIGHT) is Playwright in Residence at Yale Repertory Theatre. Her play How I Learned to Drive received the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Lortel Prize, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and New York Drama Critics Awards for Best Play, as well as her second OBIE Award. Other plays include Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, The Long Christmas Ride Home, The Mineola Twins, The Baltimore Waltz, 21
Hot ’N’ Throbbing, Desdemona, And Baby Makes Seven, The Oldest Profession, and A Civil War Christmas. In 2004–05, she was the playwright in residence at New York’s Signature Theatre. TCG has published four books of her work: The Mammary Plays, The Baltimore Waltz and Other Plays, The Long Christmas Ride Home, and A Civil War Christmas. Most recent awards include the Theatre Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dramatists Guild, and the 2015 Thornton Wilder Award. She is honored to have two awards to emerging playwrights named after her: the Paula Vogel Award, created by the American College Theatre Festival in 2003, and the Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting, given annually by the Vineyard Theatre since 2007. Ms. Vogel won the 2004 Award for Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the OBIE for Best Play in 1992, the Rhode Island Pell Award in the Arts, the Hull-Warriner Award, The Laura Pels Award, the Pew Charitable Trust Senior Award, a Guggenheim, an AT&T New Plays Award, the Fund for New American Plays, the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center Fellowship, several National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the McKnight Fellowship, and the Bunting Fellowship from Radcliffe College. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was recently awarded a Thirtini from 13P in New York. She has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony, the Double UCross Colony, as well as Yaddo. She has taught for 24 years at Brown University and for five years at Yale School of Drama where she was the Eugene O’Neill Professor of Playwriting. She is honored by Philadelphia Young Playwrights and Quiara Hudes, who is curating the Paula Vogel Mentors Project.
TAL YARDEN (PROJECTION DESIGNER) has designed video for Swimming in March (Market Theater) directed by Rebecca Taichman; POP! (Yale Rep); Between Worlds (ENO); King Lear (The Public Theater); Distracted (Roundabout Theatre Company); Little Foxes, Liberty City, Kaos, Beast, The Misanthrope (New York Theatre Workshop); Lush Valley, Sounding (HERE Arts Center); Futura (NAATCO); The King Is Dead, Not Garden (Stephen Petronio); Reza Abdoh’s Tight Right White and Quotations from a Ruined City. His international designs for director Ivo van Hove include Antigone, Kings of War, The Fountainhead, Cries and Whispers, Antonioni Project, Angels in America, Husbands, Roman Tragedies (Toneelgroep Amsterdam); La Clemenza de Tito, Idomeneo (La Monnaie); Brokeback Mountain (Teatro Real); Der Schatzgräber (De Nederlandse Opera); Macbeth (Opéra de Lyon); and Wagner’s Ring Cycle (Vlaamseopera). Upcoming projects include Lazarus by Enda Walsh and David Bowie (New York Theatre Workshop) and The Crucible on Broadway. He is a technology consultant for Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center.
LA JOLLA PLAYHOUSE (CO-PRODUCER) The Tony Award-winning La Jolla Playhouse
is internationally-renowned for creating some of the most exciting and adventurous work in American theatre, through its new play development initiatives, its innovative Without Walls series, artist residencies, and commissions, including BD Wong, Daniel Beaty, and Kirsten Greenidge. Currently led by Artistic Director Christopher Ashley and Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg, the Playhouse was founded in 1947 by Gregory Peck, Dorothy McGuire, and Mel Ferrer, and reborn in 1983 under the artistic leadership of Des McAnuff, La Jolla Playhouse has had 25 productions transfer to Broadway, garnering 35 Tony Awards, among them Jersey Boys, Memphis, The Who’s Tommy, Big River, as well as Billy Crystal’s 700 Sundays and the Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife, both fostered as part of the Playhouse’s Page To Stage Program. Visit LaJollaPlayhouse.org. 22
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE JAMES BUNDY (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) is in his 14th year as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. In his first 13 seasons, Yale Rep has produced more than 30 world, American, and regional premieres, eight of which have been honored by the Connecticut Critics Circle with the award for Best Production of the year and two of which have been Pulitzer Prize finalists. During this time, Yale Rep also has commissioned more than 50 artists to write new work and provided low-cost theatre tickets to thousands of middle and high school students from Greater New Haven through WILL POWER!, an educational program initiated in 2004. In addition to his work at Yale Rep, he has directed productions at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater Festival, The Acting Company, California Shakespeare Festival, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and The Juilliard School Drama Division. A recipient of the Connecticut Critics Circle’s Tom Killen Award for extraordinary contributions to Connecticut professional theatre in 2007, Mr. Bundy served from 2007–13 on the board of directors of Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for nonprofit theatre. Previously, he worked as Associate Producing Director of The Acting Company, Managing Director of Cornerstone Theater Company, and Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater Festival. He is a graduate of Harvard College; he trained at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and Yale School of Drama.
VICTORIA NOLAN (MANAGING DIRECTOR) is in her 23rd year as Managing Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, serves as Deputy Dean of Yale School of Drama, and is on its faculty. She was previously Managing Director of Indiana Repertory Theatre, Associate Managing Director at Baltimore’s Center Stage, Managing Director at Ram Island Dance Company in Portland, Maine; and she has held various positions at Loeb Drama Center of Harvard University; TAG Foundation, an organization producing OffBroadway modern dance festivals; and Boston University School for the Arts. Ms. Nolan has been an evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts, for which she has chaired numerous grant panels, and has served on other panels and foundation review boards including the AT&T Foundation, The Heinz Family Foundation, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and the Metropolitan Life Foundation. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and on numerous negotiating teams for national labor contracts. A Fellow at Yale’s Saybrook College, she is the recipient of the Betsy L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship Award from the State of Connecticut and the Elm/Ivy Award, given jointly by Yale University and the City of New Haven for distinguished service to the community.
JENNIFER KIGER (ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF NEW PLAY PROGRAMS) is in her eleventh year as the Associate Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre and is also the Director of New Play Programs of Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre. Since its founding in 2008, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 50 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres and subsequent productions of 21 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres 23
across the country. Ms. Kiger came to Yale Rep from South Coast Repertory, where she was Literary Manager from 2000–2005 and Co-Director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. Prior to that, she was a production dramaturg at American Repertory Theater and adapted Robert Coover’s Charlie in the House of Rue and Mac Wellman’s Hypatia for the stage with director Bob McGrath. She has been a dramaturg for the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis and Boston Theatre Works; a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council; and a consultant for the Fuller Road Artist Residency. She is a founding member of the theatre and television producing company, New Neighborhood. Ms. Kiger completed her professional training at the American Repertory Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University, where she taught courses in acting and dramatic arts. She is currently on the playwriting faculty of Yale School of Drama.
BRONISLAW SAMMLER (HEAD OF PRODUCTION) has been Chair of Yale School of Drama’s acclaimed Technical Design and Production Department since 1980. In 2007 he was named the Henry McCormick Professor (Adjunct) of Technical Design and Production by former Yale President, Richard C. Levin. He is co-editor of Technical Brief and Technical Design Solutions for Theatre, Vols. I, II, & III. He co-authored Structural Design for the Stage, which won the United States Institute of Theatre Technology’s (USITT) Golden Pen Award. Demonstrating his commitment to excellence in technical education and professional production, he co-founded USITT’s National Theatre Technology Exhibit, an on-going biennial event; he has served as a commissioner and a director at-large and is a lifetime Fellow of the Institute. He was honored as Educator of the Year in 2006 by the New England Theatre Conference and chosen to receive the USITT Distinguished Achievement Award in Technical Production in 2009. His production management techniques and his introduction of structural design to scenic technology are being employed in both educational and professional theatres throughout the world.
JAMES MOUNTCASTLE (PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER), has been at Yale Rep since 2004. He has stage managed productions of Arcadia, The House that will not Stand, A Streetcar Named Desire, American Night: The Ballad of Juan José, Three Sisters, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Master Builder, Passion Play, Eurydice, and the world premiere of The Clean House. Broadway credits include Damn Yankees, Jekyll & Hyde, Judgment at Nuremberg, The Boys from Syracuse, The Smell of the Kill, Life x(3), and Wonderful Town. Mr. Mountcastle spent several Christmas seasons in New York City as stage manager for the now legendary production of A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden. Broadway national tours include City of Angels, Falsettos, and My Fair Lady. He served as Production Stage Manager for Damn Yankees starring Jerry Lewis for both its national tour and at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End. In addition, Mr. Mountcastle has worked at The Kennedy Center, Center Stage in Baltimore, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and elsewhere. James and his wife Julie live in North Haven and are the very proud parents of two beautiful girls: Ellie, who is 16 years old, and Katie, age 14.
INDECENT STAFF ARTISTIC
Elizabeth Dinkova, Assistant Director Kristen Robinson, Assistant Scenic Designer Steven M. Rotramel, Assistant Costume Designer Caitlin Smith Rapoport, Assistant Lighting Designer Stephanie Smith, Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Keith Skretch, Associate Projection Designer Yana Biryukova, Assistant Projection Designer Shirley Fishman, La Jolla Playhouse Dramaturg Max Gordon Moore, Fight Captain Katrina Lenk, Dance Captain Travis W. Hendrix, Additional Music Arranger Emely Selina Zepeda, Assistant Stage Manager Bianca A. Hooi, Production Assistant
Kat Wepler, Associate Production Manager Mitch Massaro, Technical Director Ben Clark, Kelly Rae Fayton, Jonathan Seiler, Assistant Technical Directors Wei-hsuan Cross Wang, Assistant Properties Master Irene Iarochevitch, Master Electrician Michael Best, Projection Engineer Trent Anderson, Lucie Dawkins, Bianca A. Hooi, Brian Kelly, Shelby North, Sylvia Xiaomeng Zhang, Run Crew
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE STAFF James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director Director of New Play Programs
Resident Artists Paula Vogel, Playwright in Residence Liz Diamond, Evan Yionoulis, Resident Directors Catherine Sheehy, Resident Dramaturg Michael Yeargan, Set Design Advisor, Resident Set Designer Ilona Somogyi, Costume Design Advisor Jess Goldstein, Resident Costume Designer Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Design Advisor Stephen Strawbridge, Resident Lighting Designer David Budries, Sound Design Advisor Walton Wilson, Voice and Speech Advisor Rick Sordelet, Fight Advisor Mary Hunter, Stage Management Advisor Associate Artists 52nd Street Project, Kama Ginkas, Mark Lamos, MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generations Theatre, Bill Rauch, Sarah Ruhl, Henrietta Yanovskaya
Melissa Rose, House Manager
Mia Antoinette, Mimi Lieber Patrick Foley, Max Gordon Moore Anne Katherine Hägg,** Katrina Lenk Steven Lee Johnson,** Steven Rattazzi Stephanie Machado, Adina Verson Niall Powderly, Tom Nelis **Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association
Rick Banks; David Chambers; Keith Davis; Rob Devaney; Jill Dolan; Harley Erdman; Morris Granite; Blair Gulledge, Hartford Stage Company; Christopher Hibma; Philip Himberg; Lael Logan; Lou and Frances; Emilio Magnotta, Emilio Accordions, White Plains, NY; Jerry Meyer; Rabbi James Ponet; George Rattner; Mary Readinger, Long Wharf Theatre; Joe Roach; Alicia Roper; David Savran; Jan Seele; Joe Sexton; Ronn Smith; Alisa Solomon; Nanette Stahl; Anne Sterling; Ettie, Lorne, and Laura Taichman; Lenny Wolpe 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.
Indecent October 2–24, 2015 University Theatre, 222 York Street
Artistic Management James Mountcastle, Production Stage Manager Amy Boratko, Literary Manager Kay Perdue Meadows, Artistic Associate Rachel Carpman, Literary Associate Tara Rubin, C.S.A.; Lindsay Levine, C.S.A.; Laura Schutzel, C.S.A.; Kaitlin Shaw, C.S.A.; Merri Sugarman, C.S.A.; Eric Woodall, C.S.A.; Scott Anderson, Casting Lindsay King, Teresa Mensz, Library Services Josie Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director Laurie Coppola, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments Mary Volk, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Design, Sound Design, and Projection Departments
Production Management Bronislaw J. Sammler, Head of Production Jonathan Reed, Production Manager Edward Lapine, Associate Head of Production and Student Labor Supervisor Grace O’Brien, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production and Theater Safety and Occupational Health Departments Scenery Neil Mulligan, Matt Welander, Technical Directors Alan Hendrickson, Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Eric Sparks, Shop Foreman Matt Gaffney, Ryan Gardner, Sharon Reinhart, Master Shop Carpenters Alex McNamara, Shop Carpenter Trent Davis, Carpenter Bryanna Kim, Jill Chandler Salisbury, Assistants to the Technical Director
Painting Ru-Jun Wang, Scenic Charge Lia Akkerhuis, Nathan Jasunas, Assistant Scenic Artists Daniel Cogan, Assistant to the Painting Supervisor Properties Brian Cookson, Properties Master Jennifer McClure, Interim Properties Master David P. Schrader, Properties Craftsperson Bill Batschelet, Properties Stock Manager Costumes Tom McAlister, Costume Shop Manager Robin Hirsch, Associate Costume Shop Manager Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Mary Zihal, Senior Drapers Deborah Bloch, Harry Johnson, Senior First Hands Pat Van Horn, First Hand Linda Kelley-Dodd, Costume Project Coordinator Denise Oâ€™Brien, Wig and Hair Design Barbara Bodine, Company Hairdresser Elizabeth Beale, Costume Stock Manager Jamie Farkas, Assistant to the Costume Shop Manager Electrics Donald W. Titus, Lighting Supervisor Brian Quiricone, Linda-Cristal Young, Senior Head Electricians Sound Mike Backhaus, Sound Supervisor Ien DeNio, Matthew Fischer, Assistants to the Sound Supervisor Projections Erich Bolton, Projection Supervisor Mike Paddock, Head Projection Technician Brittany Bland, Assistant to the Projection Supervisor Stage Operations Janet Cunningham, Stage Carpenter Kate Begley Baker, Head Properties Runner Elizabeth Bolster, Wardrobe Supervisor Jacob Riley, FOH Mix Engineer Brianne Bolanthe, Mark Bailey, Light Board Programmers
General Management Emika Abe, Sooyoung Hwang, Associate Managing Directors Adam J. Frank, Assistant Managing Director Emalie Mayo, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director Trent Anderson, Lulu Tang, Management Assistants Jason Najjoum, Company Manager Sam Linden, Assistant Company Manager Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Janice Muirhead, Senior Associate Director of Development Joanna Romberg, Associate Director of Development Barry Kaplan, Senior Staff Writer Susan C. Clark, Development and Alumni Affairs Officer Jennifer Schmidt, Development Associate
Kathy Li, Development Assistant Maya Martindale, Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing & Communications Finance and Human Resources Katherine D. BurgueĂąo, Director of Finance and Human Resources Erin Ethier, Business Manager Monica Avila, Chris Fuller, Business Office Specialists Ashlie Russell, Business Office Associate Onesha Craig, Business Office Assistant Janna J. Ellis, Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Patricia McDonnell, Interim Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office; Technology, Media, and Web Services; Operations; and Tessitura Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services Daniel Cress, Director of Marketing Steven Padla, Director of Communications Libby Peterson, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Caitlin Griffin, Rachel Shuey, Marketing and Communications Assistants Marguerite Elliott, Publications Manager Paul Evan Jeffrey, Art and Design Carol Rosegg, Production Photographer David Kane, Videography Laura Kirk, Director of Audience Services Shane Quinn, Assistant Director of Audience Services Tracy Baldini, Subscriptions Coordinator Roger-Paul Snell, Audience Services Assistant Alexandra Cadena, Jordan Graf, Anthony Jasper, Katie Metcalf, Kenneth Murray, Kyra Riley, Aaron Wegner, Box Office Assistants Operations Diane Galt, Director of Facility Operations Ian Dunn, Operations Associate-on leave Nadir Balan, Interim Operations Associate Joe Proto, Arts and Graduate Studies Superintendent Vondeen Ricks, Sherry Stanley, Team Leaders Michael Humbert, Facility Steward Lucille Bochert, Tylon Frost, Kathy Langston, Warren Lyde, Patrick Martin, Louis Moore, Mark Roy, Custodians Technology, Media, and Web Services Daryl Brereton, Interim Director of Technology, Media, and Web Services Kathleen Martin, Web Services Associate Theater Safety and Occupational Health William J. Reynolds, Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health Jacob Thompson, Security Officer Ed Jooss, Audience Safety Officer Kevin Delaney, Fred Geier, Patrick Grant, John Marquez, Customer Service and Safety Officers
Winner! 2014 Outstanding Production of a Play ConneCtiCut CritiCs CirCle
These Paper Bullets! by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2014; this season: LA’s Geffen Playhouse (September–October) and New York City’s Atlantic Theatre Company (November–January).
binger CenTer FOr neW THeATre Yale RepeRtoRY theatRe, the internationally celebrated professional theatre in residence at Yale School of Drama, has championed new work since 1966, producing well over 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists—by emerging and established playwrights. Twelve Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, garnering more than 40 Tony Award nominations and eight Tony Awards. Yale Rep is also the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Established in 2008, Yale’s BingeR CenteR foR new theatRe has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most robust and innovative new play programs. To date, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 50 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres and subsequent productions of 21 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres across the country—including this season’s Indecent created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman, peerless by Jiehae Park, and The Moors by Jen Silverman. For more information, including a complete list of Yale Rep commissioned artists, please visit yalerep.org/center. Photos by T. Charles Erickson, Joan Marcus, and Carol Rosegg.
“Thoughtful and truly thought-provoking. So eye-opening that it almost blinds you.”
the new York times
War by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2014; this season: New York premiere, Lincoln Center Theater’s LCT3 (May–July).
Winner! 2013 Outstanding Production of a Play ConneCtiCut CritiCs CirCle
Marie Antoinette by David Adjmi; Yale Rep and American Repertory Theater, world premiere, 2012; Soho Rep., New York premiere, 2013.
Top Ten Plays of the Year, “Resonates and 2011 and 2013! illuminates!” the new York times
new hAven register
Belleville by Amy Herzog; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2011; New York Theatre Workshop, New York premiere, 2013.
Familiar by Danai Gurira; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2015; this season: New York premiere, Playwrights Horizons (February–March).
Top Ten Plays of the Year, 2012 and 2014!
the new York times
Best Broadway Play of 2014! usA todAY
The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2012; Broadway premiere, 2014.28
YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA BOARD OF ADVISORS John B. Beinecke, Chair John Badham, Vice Chair Jeremy Smith, Vice Chair Amy Aquino Sonja Berggren Lynne Bolton Carmine Boccuzzi Clare Brinkley Sterling B. Brinkley, Jr. Kate Burton Lois Chiles Patricia Clarkson Edgar M. Cullman III Scott Delman
Michael Diamond Polly Draper Charles S. Dutton Sasha Emerson Heidi Ettinger Lily Fan Terry Fitzpatrick Marc Flanagan Marcus Dean Fuller Anita Pamintuan Fusco Donald Granger David Marshall Grant Ethan Heard
Ruth Hendel Catherine MacNeil Hollinger David Henry Hwang Ellen Iseman David Johnson Asaad Kelada Sarah Long Donald Lowy Elizabeth Margid Drew McCoy Tarell Alvin McCraney David Milch
Tom Moore Arthur Nacht Lupita Nyong’o Carol Ostrow Amy Povich Liev Schreiber Tracy Chutorian Semler Tony Shalhoub Michael Sheehan Anna Deavere Smith Edward Trach Courtney B. Vance Henry Winkler
Thank you to the generous contributors to Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre LEADERSHIP SOCIETY ($50,000 and above)
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Anonymous Burry Fredrik Foundation Edgerton Foundation Heidi Ettinger Ruth and Steve Hendel National Endowment for the Arts James Munson Jeremy Smith G. Erwin Steward
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Trust for Mutual Understanding Carolyn Seely Wiener
The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation Deborah Applegate and Bruce Tulgan Amy Aquino and Drew McCoy John Badham Alexander Bagnall Foster Bam The Eugene G. and Margaret M. Blackford Memorial Fund, Bank of America, Co-Trustee Carmine Boccuzzi and Bernard Lumpkin Jim Burrows Carolyn Foundation The Noël Coward Foundation Polly Draper Christopher Durang Terry Fitzpatrick Marc Flanagan Barbara and Richard Franke Marcus Dean Fuller Donald Granger Albert R. Gurney Jane Head Ben Ledbetter and Deborah Freedman Tom Moore Arthur and Merle Nacht New England Foundation for the Arts Lupita Nyong’o Michael and Riki Sheehan Philip J. Smith Theatre Communications Group Amanda Wallace Woods
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DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($1,000–$2,499)
Paula Armbruster Paul F. Balser, Sr. Deborah S. and Bruce M. Berman Debbie Bisno and David Goldman Jeffrey A. Bleckner Cyndi Brown James Bundy Joan D. Channick Patricia Clarkson Bill Connor Sue Ann Gilfillan Converse and Tony Converse
Peggy Cowles Ramon Delgado The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation The Cory & Bob Donnalley Charitable Foundation Glen R. Fasman Melanie Ginter and John Lapides Judith Hansen Karsten Harries and Elizabeth Langhorne Linda Gulder Huett James Earl Jewell Rolin Jones Reed and Elizabeth Hundt Jane Kaczmarek Barnet Kellman Abby Kenigsberg Roger Kenvin Anne Simone Kleinman Dr. Gary and Hedda Kopf George N. Lindsay, Jr. Peter Marshall Thomas Masse and James Perlotto, MD Tarell Alvin McCraney Dawn G. Miller David Moore Garrett and Mary Moran NewAlliance Foundation Chris Noth Richard Ostreicher F. Richard Pappas Amy Povich Kathy and George Priest Liev Schreiber Marie S. Sherer Eugene Shewmaker Benjamin Slotznick Anna Deavere Smith Dr. Matthew Specter and Ms. Marjan Mashhadi Carol and Arthur Spinner Kenneth J. Stein Shepard and Marlene Stone Lee Stump David Sword Arlene Szczarba John Henry Thomas III Carol M. Waaser Cliff Warner Barbara Wohlsen George Zdru Wendy Zimmermann and Stephen Cutler
Emily Aber and Robert Wechsler Actors’ Equity Foundation Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Ashfield Christopher Barreca Robert L. Barth John Lee Beatty Edward Blunt Susan Brady and Mark Loeffler Mark Brokaw James T. and Alice B. Brown Jonathan Busky Ian Calderon Danielle and Thomas Canfield Dr. Michael Cappello and Kerry Robinson Joy G. Carlin Cosmo Catalano, Jr. Jim Chervenak Dr. Paul D. Cleary Robert Cotnoir Marycharlotte Cummings Ernestine and Ronald Cwik Bob and Priscilla Dannies Catherine Davis Robert Dealy Bernard Engel Roberta Enoch and Steven Canner Peter Entin Betty Goldberg David Marshall Grant Rob Greenberg Elizabeth M. Greene Eduardo Groisman Regina Guggenheim William B. Halbert Douglas Harvey Katherine W. Haskins Barbara Hauptman Ethan Heard Mona Heinz-Barreca Carol Thompson Hemingway Donald Holder John Robert Hood Mary and Arthur Hunt David Henry Hwang Asaad Kelada Alan Kibbe Harvey Kliman and Sandra Stein Mildred Kuner Katherine Anne Latham Maryanne Lavan Chi-Lung Lui
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AUDIO DESCRIPTION: a live narration of the play’s action, sets, and costumes for patrons who are blind or low vision. OPEN CAPTIONING: a digital display of the play’s dialogue as it’s spoken. Below are the AD and OC performance dates for this season. All shows are at 2PM; the AD pre-show discussion begins at 1:45PM.
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EDUCATION PROGRAMS As a part of Yale Rep’s commitment to our community, we provide two significant annual educational outreach programs. WILL POWER! offers specially-priced tickets and early school-time matinees for middle and high school students for one of Yale Rep’s 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 self-esteem and creative expression. Yale Rep’s education programs are supported in part by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation; Allegra Print and Imaging; The Anna Fitch Ardenghi Trust, Bank of America, Trustee; Carolyn Foundation; Bruce Graham; the George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A. and Alan S. Parker, Esq., Co-Trustees; the Lucille Lortel Foundation; Jane Marcher Foundation; Dawn G. Miller; Arthur and Merle Nacht; NewAlliance Foundation; Robbin A. Seipold; Sandra Shaner; Esme Usdan; Charles and Patricia Walkup. FROM THE TOP: SCHOOLS GATHERING FOR WILL POWER!; DWIGHT/EDGEWOOD PROJECT WORKSHOP, 2015.
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