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A Note From the Artistic Director Welcome to the world premiere of Mary Jane at Yale Repertory Theatre! I am delighted to welcome back playwright Amy Herzog and director Anne Kauffman, whose last collaboration here, the world premiere of Belleville, was named by The New York Times as one of the best plays of 2011—and also of 2013, following its Off-Broadway run. Together with their company of gifted actors and artistic collaborators, Amy and Anne have created a remarkable portrait of a contemporary American woman caring for her sick child with extraordinary grace, humor, and honesty. Mary Jane is the final production of Yale Rep’s 50th Anniversary Season, and there is much for theatergoers to celebrate this spring here in New Haven and in New York City. Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel and director Rebecca Taichman made their Broadway debuts in April with the critically acclaimed play Indecent, which had its world premiere at Yale Rep in 2015. And two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest and Jarlath Conroy are reprising their roles in Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days, which I first directed last season, at Theatre for a New Audience. Our 2017–18 Season begins in October with Paul Walsh’s new translation from the Norwegian of Henrik Ibsen’s thrilling political masterpiece, An Enemy of the People, which I will direct. Playwright Nambi E. Kelley will make her Yale Rep debut with Native Son, adapted from the iconic novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott. Rude Mechs, the Texas-based theatre collective whose works The Method Gun and Now Now Oh Now have been featured as part of our No Boundaries series in recent seasons, will debut their Yale-commissioned play Field Guide, a delightfully funny riff on Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks reunites with Resident Director Liz Diamond for the majestic Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 from Parks’s new American Odyssey: their previous collaborations include Yale Rep’s world premieres of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World and The America Play. Finally, Resident Director Evan Yionoulis will stage Kiss, a remarkable new play by Chilean playwright Guillermo Calderón, hailed by The New Yorker as “a true genius of the theatre.” I hope you’ll join us! Subscriptions are on sale now and are the most convenient and affordable way to enjoy the entire season in the seats of your choice. Thank you for being here with us today. Whether this is your first visit to Yale Rep, or if you’ve enjoyed the entire season, your attendance is vital to our collaborative art form. As always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts about Mary Jane or any of your experiences at Yale Rep. You can send me an email at email@example.com. I look forward to seeing you again in the fall! Sincerely, James Bundy 6
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APRIL 28–MAY 20, 2017
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director
PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
AMY HERZOG DIRECTED BY ANNE KAUFFMAN BY
Wig, Hair, and Makeup Designers
IAN SCOT AMY BORATKO HARRY BEAUREGARD RON CARLOS J. JARED JANAS DAVE BOVA
Casting Director TARA RUBIN CASTING LAURA SCHUTZEL, CSA
Mary Jane was commissioned by Yale Rep. Development and production support are provided by Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre. Mary Jane is the recipient of a 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and a Theatre Development Grant from the Laurents/Hatcher Foundation. Yale Repertory Theatre gratefully acknowledges The Burry Fredrik Foundation and Carol L. Sirot for funding the 50th Anniversary Season and Time Warner Foundation Inc. for its support of the Binger Center for New Theatre. Yale Rep is supported in part by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
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A DREAM WORLD OF SOBER TR A conversation with Amy Herzog Playwright Amy Herzog is no stranger to New Haven; she graduated from both Yale College and Yale School of Drama. Her first Yale Rep commission, Belleville, premiered here in 2011, and now she returns with Mary Jane. Production dramaturg Amy Boratko sat down with Ms. Herzog early in the rehearsal process to talk about this new play and the remarkable and unexpected character at its center. AMY BORATKO: Mary Jane is your
second Yale Rep commission. What does it mean to return to New Haven to develop a new play?
AMY HERZOG: With both of my
commissions, Yale Rep has given me the time to unearth plays from where they were buried. For Belleville, I struggled through several drafts of the play in development and then dramatically changed the ending during previews. That process, and the freedom that the theatre gave me, informed my process of writing Mary Jane. While I haven’t had to completely start over from scratch with this particular story, I still feel the freedom to find the play in my own way and make the changes that I need along the way. Once I figured out where the play was headed, I knew that Anne Kauffman, who directed Belleville, would be a great collaborator on this piece.
AB: Belleville is quite different from Mary Jane in many ways, but in both plays, we see how you embrace realism but also challenge our expectations of it. In Belleville, you marry realism with elements of a psychological thriller. In Mary Jane, you create an episodic structure that slowly goes from almostliteral kitchen-sink naturalism to a type of surrealism. Anne Kauffman said at our company meet and greet, “To work on Amy’s text is to enter a kind of dream world made up of the sober truth.” 11
Is your process of writing always the same? How do you navigate genre and tone in your work?
AH: I usually don’t make decisions
about tone, style, and structure before beginning to write a play. I begin by writing scenes and then once the play has begun to reveal itself to me I can make decisions about structure. In the case of Mary Jane, there were a lot of things I didn’t know when I began writing, like that the first and second act have different settings or that all the characters besides Mary Jane are doubled. Once I found those things they helped me understand how the play departs from realism as it moves along.
AB: We don’t often see a character like Mary Jane on stage. Through her, you show us a rare glimpse into the life of a caretaker—a portrait that shows us how life persists despite circumstances that seem unbearable. What compelled you to create this character and tell this story? AH: I was interested in observing the
reality of a woman taking care of a sick child by herself—the extreme amount of responsibility and total immersion in a seemingly foreign world. Mary Jane faces adversity with good humor. It’s almost impossible for us to understand how she confronts each situation with such grace.
on Mary Jane AB: We see Mary Jane being supported by other women. What motivated you to create a play where we only see women on stage?
AH: The reality of the world of sick kids
is that it’s mostly women who take jobs in nursing, social work, special education, and therapy. The choice became more formally intentional but began with my impression of the people who take care of kids in this community. I’m aware that I’m writing a play about a woman who is a mother, but I’m intentionally creating a world where children do not define their mothers. We see women who work and are defined by what they do, and many, but not all of them, are mothers. At its heart is Mary Jane, who in some ways is an Everywoman.
AB: But, at the same time, Mary Jane might make us think of the biblical Job; still, you’ve taken that story and subverted it.
AH: In some ways, it is a Job story,
but instead of faith, Mary Jane has a good attitude; she doesn’t have Job’s unyielding devotion to a belief system. Job’s story has a straight-forward structure that builds to terrible calamity followed by a reversal and a happy ending—all for a singular purpose which has something to do with divine justice. I was interested in Mary Jane facing calamities that seem to pile on without purpose or cumulative meaning. Job is a figure of high stature—he has so much to lose in terms of social standing and wealth. Instead of stature and riches, Mary Jane has at stake the life she already knew and the life she expected to have. Most real Jobs are not starting at the top of the mountain.
PLAYWRIGHT AMY HERZOG AND DIRECTOR ANNE KAUFFMAN IN REHEARSAL FOR MARY JANE. PHOTOS BY JOAN MARCUS. 12
Cast KATHLEEN CHALFANT (RUTHIE, TENKEI) previously appeared at Yale Rep in A Delicate Balance, Passion Play, and All’s Well That Ends Well. Broadway: Angels in America (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Racing Demon, Dance With Me. Other New York credits: Rose (Drama Desk nomination),Wit (also New Haven, London, and Los Angeles; Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Connecticut Critics Circle, OBIE, and Ovation Awards), A Walk in the Woods (Drama Desk nomination), Miss Ovington and Dr. Dubois, Somewhere Fun, Red Dog Howls (also Los Angeles, Ovation Award), Painting Churches, Talking Heads (OBIE Award), Vita and Virginia, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell, Bloomer Girl, Nine Armenians (Drama Desk nomination), Far Away, Twelve Dreams, Henry V (Callaway Award), The Vagina Monologues, True History and Real Adventures, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Endgame, The Party, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You, and The Investigation of the Murder in El Salvador. Select regional theatre: McCarter, Berkley Rep, Guthrie, Long Wharf, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage, Mark Taper Forum, ATL, Sundance Lab. Select film and television: Class Rank, Isn’t it Delicious?, The Bath, In Bed with Ulysses, Duplicity, The People Speak, Lackawanna Blues, Perfect Stranger, The Last New Yorker, Dark Water, Kinsey, The Laramie Project, A Price Below Rubies, Murder and Murder, Doubt, The Affair, Madam Secretary, Law & Order, The Strain, The Americans, House of Cards, Rescue Me, The Book of Daniel, The Guardian, Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, Benjamin Franklin, Georgia O’Keeffe, Voices from the White House, A Death in the Family, Storm of the Century. She has received the 1996 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence, 2004 Lucille Lortel Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance, 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the League of Professional Women, and the Drama League and Sidney Kingsley Awards for her body of work; and she holds an honorary doctorate in humane letters from The Cooper Union. EMILY DONAHOE (MARY JANE) is making her Yale Rep debut. Broadway: 33 Variations. Off-Broadway: The Christians (Playwrights Horizons, OBIE Award); Queens Boulevard (the musical) (Signature Theatre); The Attic (Play Company); Great Expectations (Theatreworks); Deathbed, Apparition (Apparition Productions); The Hasty Heart (Keen Company). Regional: The Christians (Mark Taper, Humana Festival); Maple and Vine (American Conservatory Theater); In the Wake (Center Theatre Group, Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Other Desert Cities, Shakespeare in Hollywood (Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Award); Wintertime (La Jolla Playhouse); Honour, The Glass Menagerie (Berkeley Repertory Theatre); and Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Film and television: High Maintenance, Handsome Harry, Zelimo, Weeki Wachi Girls, Bull, Law & Order: SVU, Homeland, As the World Turns. MFA: University of California, San Diego. AB: Vassar College. Ms. Donahoe is a Beinecke Fellow at Yale School of Drama this spring. 13
VELLA LOVELL (AMELIA, KAT) is excited to be making her Yale Rep debut. Her theatre credits include The Bacchae at The Delacorte Theatre, The Great Recession at The Flea Theater, and A Streetcar Named Desire at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Television credits include the critically acclaimed CW show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, as well as guest spots on HBO’s Girls and TV Land’s Younger. She will appear in the upcoming Judd Apatow film The Big Sick, as well as the independent films Literally, Right Before Aaron, and All These Small Moments. Vella holds a BFA from NYU and is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School.
MIRIAM SILVERMAN (BRIANNE, CHAYA) made her Yale Rep debut last season in the world premiere of The Moors. New York credits include Tiny Beautiful Things, Hamlet (The Public Theater); A Delicate Ship (The Playwrights Realm); Everything You Touch (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); You Got Older (Page 73); The Hour of All Things, Finks (Ensemble Studio Theatre; Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Actress); Septimus and Clarissa (Ripe Time); The Witch of Edmonton (Red Bull Theater); and Bone Portraits (Walkerspace). Regional credits include The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Goodman Theatre, Jeff Award nomination); Extremities, Moonchildren (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Peer Gynt (Guthrie Theater); Awake and Sing! (Arena Stage); As You Like It (Folger Theatre); and numerous productions with Trinity Rep. Miriam is a Shakespeare Theatre Company Affiliated Artist where her credits include Measure for Measure, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, the world premiere of David Ives’s The Liar, and The Dog in the Manger (Helen Hayes nomination). Film and television credits include Elementary, Pan Am, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and Better Days Ahead. She holds both a BA and MFA from Brown University and is a recipient of the 2011 TCG Fox Foundation Fellowship.
SHONA TUCKER (SHERRY, DR. TOROS) was last seen at Yale Rep in Eclipsed. She recently performed in The Taming of the Shrew directed by Andrew Borba with Chautauqua Theater Company. Her Off-Broadway theatre credits include New York Theatre Workshop, The Actors Center, Lincoln Center Directors Lab, The Public Theater, Circle in the Square, Pearl Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, and La MaMa, E.T.C. She has worked at numerous regional theatres including three years as a company member at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Stageworks/Hudson, Arena Stage, The Acting Company, Hartford Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Goodspeed Musicals, and Half Moon Theatre Company. Television and film credits include James Franco’s King Cobra; Lights Out on FX; Walk the Fish, directed by Kathleen Man; Preaching to the Choir: On the One, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright; Third Watch; New York Undercover; Law & Order; One Life to Live; and Trinity. She is a 14
Cast Usual Suspect with New York Theatre Workshop, a director with Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab, an AUDELCO Award winner, a Schomburg Fellow, and Fulbright Scholar. Shona earned a BS from Northwestern University and MFA in acting at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts. She is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Vassar College Drama Department and is also a director and an award-winning playwright.
Creative Team HARRY BEAUREGARD (TECHNICAL DIRECTOR) is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama. At Yale Repertory Theatre, he has served as assistant technical director for the world premiere of peerless and was associate production manager last fall. He was the Main Stage assistant technical director for the Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2016 season. He has also worked for The Public Theater, the Atlantic Theater Company, St. Ann’s Warehouse, and Mabou Mines, in addition to numerous New York commercial scene shops. AMY BORATKO (PRODUCTION DRAMATURG) is the Literary Manager at Yale Rep and has previously served as dramaturg on the Yale Rep productions of Imogen Says Nothing, peerless, Indecent, War, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Dear Elizabeth, The Realistic Joneses, Good Goods, Belleville, Autumn Sonata, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Battle of Black and Dogs, Compulsion, Notes from Underground, A Woman of No Importance, Eurydice, and The Cherry Orchard. Other dramaturgy credits include The Time of Your Life, The Summer People, Romeo and Juliet, The War Is Over (Yale School of Drama), as well as Voice and Vision’s ENVISION Retreat at Bard College. She has been a teaching fellow at Yale College and Yale School of Drama and was a managing editor of Theater magazine. A graduate of Rice University, she received her MFA in dramaturgy and dramatic criticism from Yale School of Drama.
DAVE BOVA (WIG, HAIR, AND MAKEUP DESIGNER) Broadway credits include Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, Violet, and The Real Thing. OffBroadway: Little Miss Sunshine, Here Lies Love, Buried Child, Pericles, What I Did Last Summer, Bootycandy, The Killer, My Name Is Asher Lev, Good Person of Szechwan, Romeo and Juliet. Regional: Marie Antoinette (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Hamlet (The Wilma Theater); Les Misérables and The Light in the Piazza (Weston Playhouse). Tours: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 42nd Street, Ragtime, The Addams Family, Camelot, Rock of Ages, and Spamalot. RON CARLOS (DIALECT COACH) is a lecturer at Yale School of Drama, Marymount Manhattan College, and The National Student Leadership Conference. Coaching credits include Assassins, Seven Guitars, War (Yale Rep); The Glass Menagerie, It’s Only a Play (Broadway); Gently Down the Stream, Party People, Sweat, Plenty, Privacy (Public Theater); The Capables (Judson Gym); The Piano 15
Lesson (Hartford Stage); Misalliance, Love’s Labour’s Lost (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); The Lily’s Revenge (American Repertory Theater); television: Orange Is the New Black (Netflix), Madam Secretary (CBS), Power (STARZ), Unforgettable (CBS) and Fringe (Fox); film: Look Away. Ron received his MFA in voice and speech pedagogy from the ART Institute at Harvard. Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.
ELIZABETH GREEN (LIGHTING DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include The Three Sisters, New Domestic Architecture, The Oresteia, and The Winter’s Tale. Other Credits include The Meal, The Secretaries, Sister Sandman Please (Yale Cabaret); and Flowers in the Wardrobe (Whim Productions). Elizabeth has a BA in stage management from Western Michigan University. ElizabethGreenDesign.com
AMY HERZOG (PLAYWRIGHT) Plays include 4000 Miles (Lincoln Center Theater; OBIE Award for the Best New American Play, Pulitzer Prize finalist), After the Revolution (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons; Lilly Award), The Great God Pan (Playwrights Horizons), and Belleville (Yale Rep, New York Theatre Festival; Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist; Drama Desk Award nomination). Amy is a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Helen Merrill Award, the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity, and The New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award. She is a Usual Suspect at NYTW and an alumna of Youngblood, Play Group at Arts Nova, and the Soho Rep. Writer/ Director Lab. She received her MFA from Yale School of Drama, where she currently teaches.
REBEKAH HEUSEL (STAGE MANAGER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Women Beware Women, Paradise Lost, and Preston Montfort—An American Tragedy. Other credits include Knives in Hens (Yale Cabaret), The Little Mermaid Jr. (Children’s Theatre Company), Blessing, Gilgamesh and the Mosquito (The Yale Institute for Music Theatre), and Opera Scenes (Yale Opera). Rebekah earned her BA in classics and theatre from Knox College. J. JARED JANAS (WIG, HAIR, AND MAKEUP DESIGNER) Broadway credits include Bandstand, Indecent, Sunset Boulevard, The Visit, The Real Thing, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, Motown, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Peter and the Starcatcher, All About Me, and Next to Normal. Off-Broadway: Himself and Nora, Invisible Thread, Perfect Arrangement, The Tempest, Pretty Filthy, and Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3. Film and TV: God’s Pocket, Lola Versus, Angelica, Mozart in the Jungle, Gotham, Inside Amy Schumer, and 30 Rock.
Creative Team LAURA JELLINEK (SCENIC DESIGNER) New York credits include The Antipodes, Everybody (Signature Theatre); The Wolves (Playwrights Realm); A Life, Marjorie Prime, The Light Years (Playwrights Horizons); The Nether (Lortel nomination, MCC Theater); The Village Bike (MCC Theater); Buzzer (The Public Theater); Small Mouth Sounds (Ars Nova, Signature Center); multiple projects with Daniel Fish, The Debate Society, and The Mad Ones. Regional credits include Bard SummerScape, Cincinnati Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival, South Coast Rep. Opera: Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Atlanta Opera, Juilliard. Upcoming projects with Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Roundabout Theatre Company. Laura has an OBIE for Sustained Excellence in Design and received her MFA from NYU. ANNE KAUFFMAN (DIRECTOR) Previous Yale Rep productions include Belleville (also at New York Theatre Workshop, Steppenwolf Theatre Company) and We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Other credits include A Life, Maple and Vine, Detroit, Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra, Marjorie Prime (Playwrights Horizons); The Nether (MCC Theater); The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window (Goodman Theatre); Smokefall (MCC, Goodman Theatre, South Coast Rep); Buzzer (The Public Theater); You Got Older (P73 Productions); 100 Days (Under the Radar, Z Space, The Know Theater); The Muscles in Our Toes (Labyrinth Theater Company); Somewhere Fun (Vineyard Theatre); God’s Ear (Vineyard, New Georges); Stunning, Slowgirl (LCT3); You Better Sit Down: Tales from My Parents’ Divorce (The Civilians at Williamstown Theatre Festival, ArtsEmerson, The Flea); and And No More Shall We Part (Williamstown). Anne is a founding member of the Civilians, a Clubbed Thumb Associate Artist, where she helped create the CT Directing Fellowship, a New Georges Associate Artist, a Sundance Program Associate, member of the Artistic Council of Soho Rep, and an Executive Board Member of the SDC. Awards include OBIEs for Directing and for Sustained Excellence, the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Exceptional Creativity from Lincoln Center, the Alan Schneider Director Award, and two Barrymore Awards. EMILY REBHOLZ (COSTUME DESIGNER) Broadway credits include Indecent (also at Yale Rep); Dear Evan Hansen; Oh, Hello on Broadway; If/Then; Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Recent Off-Broadway: 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 work: Another Word For Beauty (Goodman Theatre), Don Giovanni (Santa Fe Opera), La Bohème (Opera Theatre of St. Louis), 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. MFA, Yale School of Drama. emilyrebholz.com 17
TARA RUBIN CASTING (CASTING DIRECTOR) has been casting at Yale Rep since 2004. Selected Broadway: Falsettos; A Bronx Tale; Dear Evan Hansen; Cats; Disaster!; School of Rock; Dr Zhivago; It Shoulda Been You; Gigi; Bullets Over Broadway; Aladdin; Les MisĂŠrables; Mothers and Sons; Big Fish; The Heiress; How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot; Shrek; Guys and Dolls; Young Frankenstein; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; Spamalot; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; Jersey Boys; The Phantom of the Opera. Off-Broadway: Here Lies Love; Old Jews Telling Jokes; Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Bucks County Playhouse. IAN SCOT (SOUND DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Othello, Blood Wedding, Some Bodies Travel, This Land Was Made, and The Merchant of Venice. Other credits include music and sound design for Purple Eyes (Proyecto Teatro and currently touring Texas); Boy Gets Violent (Ars Nova ANTFEST); Mrs. Galveston, Dutch Masters, Roberto Zucco, Moon Song, 50:13, Touch, three proud consecutive years of Yale School of Drag, among others (Yale Cabaret). Also installations, compositions, and performances at Yale University Art Gallery, Boston Conservatory, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Florida State University, Midnight Laboratory, A+D Gallery in Chicago, and the greater southern United States. Ian is a composer and sound designer specializing in the development of new works. MA, interdisciplinary arts, Columbia College Chicago. ianscot.com.
Yale Repertory Theatre JAMES BUNDY (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) is in his 15th year as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. In his first 14 seasons, Yale Rep has produced more than 30 world, American, and regional premieres, nine 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 24th 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 Off-Broadway modern dance festivals; and Boston University School for the Arts. Ms. Nolan has been an evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts, for which she has chaired numerous grant panels, and has served on other panels and foundation review boards including the AT&T Foundation, The Heinz Family Foundation, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and the Metropolitan Life Foundation. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and on numerous negotiating teams for national labor contracts. A Fellow at Yale’s Saybrook College, she is the recipient of the Betsy L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship Award from the State of Connecticut and the Elm/Ivy Award, given jointly by Yale University and the City of New Haven for distinguished service to the community. 19
JENNIFER KIGER (ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND DIRECTOR OF NEW PLAY PROGRAMS) is in her twelfth 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 24 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres 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 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 the Interim Chair of the Playwriting Department 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.
Yale Repertory Theatre JONATHAN A. REED (PRODUCTION MANAGER) has been the Production Manager for Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre since 2013. Also a member of the Technical Design and Production faculty, teaching courses in management, planning, and technology, Mr. Reed serves on the Yale Summer Cabaret and Yale Digital Media Center for the Arts advisory boards. Prior to Yale, he worked as the Technical Director for the Cornell College Department of Theatre and Communication Studies and the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. Mr. Reed has also served as a freelance lighting and sound designer for companies including the Riverside Theatre, Orchesis Dance Company, Open Stage Theatre, and Pennsylvania Centre Stage. He is married to soprano Sarah Comfort Reed, and they have two children, Emma and Henry. BFA, Pennsylvania State University; MFA, Yale School of Drama. JAMES MOUNTCASTLE (PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER), has been at Yale Rep since 2004. He has stage managed productions of Scenes From Court Life, or a whipping boy and his prince; Arcadia; A Streetcar Named Desire; American Night: The Ballad of Juan JosĂŠ; Three Sisters; 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 A Christmas Carol The Musical 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 Londonâ€™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 proud parents of two girls, Ellie and Katie.
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ARTISTIC Emma Weinstein, Assistant Director Kate Casalino, Assistant Scenic Designer Sarafina Bush, Assistant Costume Designer Joey Moro, Associate Lighting Designer Megumi Katayama, Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Yaara Bar, Projections Content Creator Kate Casalino, Wig, Hair, and Makeup Associate Sarah Thompson, Assistant Stage Manager Majkin Holmquist, Assistant to the Playwright
James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director Director of New Play Programs
PRODUCTION Kelly Pursley, Associate Production Manager Austin Byrd, Chimmy Anne Gunn, Alex Worthington, Assistant Technical Directors Sayantee Sahoo, Assistant Properties Master LT Gourzong, Master Electrician Matthew Conway, Abby Gandy, Ao Li, Lynda A. H. Paul, Sophie Siegel- Warren, Jaime Totti, Run Crew ADMINISTRATION Armando Huipe, House Manager UNDERSTUDIES Danielle Chaves, Amelia, Kat Patricia Faâ€™asua, Sherry, Dr. Toros Louisa Jacobson, Mary Jane Rachel Kenney*, Brianne, Chaya Sohina Sidhu, Ruthie, Tenkei *Member of Actorsâ€™ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers SPECIAL THANKS Annie Baker, Maureen Braun, Nicole Brearton, Katy Dion, Auguste Fortin, Allison Gault, Matt Gill, Jeff Gold, Lenore Gold, Sam Gold, Dr. Sarah Gold, Semih Gork, Elaine Herzog, Greg Herzog, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Jane Jeuland, DeDe Jacobs Komisar, Alex Lardieri, Elle Levy, Rabbi James Ponet, Teresa Uribe, Veronica Villa, Elita Wong, Seonjoon Young, Rev. Angelika Zollfrank
ARTISTIC Resident Artists Paula Vogel, Playwright in Residence Liz Diamond, Evan Yionoulis, Resident Directors Catherine Sheehy, Resident Dramaturg Michael Yeargan, Set Design Advisor, Resident Set Designer Ilona Somogyi, Costume Design Advisor Jess Goldstein, Resident Costume Designer Jennifer Tipton, Lighting Design Advisor Stephen Strawbridge, Resident Lighting Designer David Budries, Sound Design Advisor Walton Wilson, Voice and Speech Advisor Rick Sordelet, Fight Advisor Mary Hunter, Stage Management Advisor Associate Artists 52nd Street Project, Kama Ginkas, Mark Lamos, MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generations Theatre, Bill Rauch, Sarah Ruhl, Henrietta Yanovskaya Artistic Management James Mountcastle, Production Stage Manager Amy Boratko, Literary Manager Kay Perdue Meadows, Artistic Associate Jocelyn Prince, Artistic Coordinator Rachel Carpman, Literary Associate Tara Rubin, CSA; Lindsay Levine, CSA; Laura Schutzel, CSA; Kaitlin Shaw, CSA; Merri Sugarman, CSA; Eric Woodall, CSA; Claire Burke; Felicia Rudolph, Casting 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 Kate Begley Baker, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Design and Sound Design Departments Lindsay King, Library Services
PRODUCTION Production Management Bronislaw J. Sammler, Head of Production Jonathan Reed, Production Manager C. Nikki Mills, Associate Head of Production and Student Labor Supervisor Grace O’Brien, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production and Theater Safety and Occupational Health Departments
Electrics Donald W. Titus, Lighting Supervisor Jennifer Carlson, Linda-Cristal Young, Senior Head Electricians
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, Interim Shop Carpenter Bryanna Kim, Brian Pacelli, Assistants to the Technical Director
Projections Erich Bolton, Projection Supervisor Mike Paddock, Head Projection Technician
Painting Ru-Jun Wang, Scenic Charge Lia Akkerhuis, Nathan Jasunas, Scenic Artists Olga Tyurikova, Assistant to the Painting Supervisor Properties Jennifer McClure, Properties Master David P. Schrader, Properties Craftsperson Ashley Flowers, Properties Assistant Bill Batschelet, Properties Stock Manager Logan Baker, Michael Schermann, Assistants to the Properties Master Costumes Tom McAlister, Costume Shop Manager Harry Johnson, Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Mary Zihal, Senior Drapers Deborah Bloch, Patricia Van Horn, Senior First Hands Linda Kelley-Dodd, Costume Project Coordinator Denise O’Brien, Wig and Hair Design Barbara Bodine, Company Hairdresser Elizabeth Beale, Costume Stock Manager Jamie Farkas, Rachel Gregory, Assistants to the Costume Shop Manager
Sound Mike Backhaus, Sound Supervisor Stephanie Smith, Staff Sound Engineer Roxy Jia, Haley Wolf, Assistants to the Sound Supervisor
Stage Operations Janet Cunningham, Stage Carpenter Elizabeth Bolster, Wardrobe Supervisor Jacob Riley, FOH Mix Engineer Mark Bailey, Light Board Programmer ADMINISTRATION General Management Flo Low, Gretchen Wright, Associate Managing Directors Melissa Rose, Sylvia Xiaomeng Zhang, Assistant Managing Directors Emalie Mayo, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director Laura Cornwall, Lisa D. Richardson, Leandro A. Zaneti, Management Assistants Al Heartley, Company Manager Caitlin Crombleholme, Lisa D. Richardson, Assistant Company Managers Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Janice Muirhead, Senior Associate Director of Institutional Giving Susan C. Clark, Senior Associate Director of Operations for Development and Alumni Affairs Joanna Romberg, Senior Associate Director of Annual Giving and Special Projects Chiara Klein, Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Jennifer E. Alzona, Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing & Communications Alice Kenney, Development Associate Rebecca Hampe, Gwyneth Muller, Development Assistants
Yale Repertory Theatre Staff Finance and Human Resources Katherine D. Burgueño, Director of Finance and Human Resources Erin Ethier, Business Manager Janna J. Ellis, Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Chris Fuller, Preston Mock, Business Office Specialists Shanaea Galloway, Interim Business Office Specialist Shainn Reaves, Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Digital Technology, Operations, and Tessitura Susan Ireland, Ashlie Russell, Business Office Assistants Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services Daniel Cress, Director of Marketing Steven Padla, Director of Communications Caitlin Griffin, Senior Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Emily Reeder, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Marguerite Elliott, Publications Manager Jaime Totti, Malenky Welsh, Marketing and Communications Assistants 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, Sara Cho, Jordan Graf, Nicolette Mántica, Kenneth Murray, Alexis Payne, Tarleton Watkins, Box Office Assistants Erika Anclade, Tracy Bennett, Tasha Boyer, Rachel Brodwin, Denyse Burke, Kerry Burke-McCloud, Billy Cavell, Sabrina Clevenger, Cara Correll, Paige Cunningham, Aryssa Damron, Daniel Diaz-Vita, Adam D’Sa, Rebecca Hampe, Hannah Herzog, Jamie Inwood, Michaela Johnson, Shawn Luciani, Bonnie Moeller, Monica Traniello, Elizabeth Wiet, Cate Worthington, Larsson Youngberg, Ushers Paul Evan Jeffrey, Art and Design Joan Marcus, Production Photographer David Kane, Videography
Operations Diane Galt, Director of Facility Operations Nadir Balan, Operations Associate Jennifer Draughn, Arts and Graduate Studies Superintendent Sherry Stanley, Team Leader Michael Humbert, Facility Steward Donell DiGioia, Ty Frost, Kathy Langston, Mark Roy, Jerome Sonia, Custodians Digital Technology Chris Kilbourne, Director of Digital Technology Luis Serrano, Web and Email Services Associate Don Harvey, Ron Rode, Ben Silvert, Database Application Consultants Theater Safety and Occupational Health William J. Reynolds, Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health Jacob Thompson, Security Officer Ed Jooss, Audience Safety Officer Kevin Delaney, John Marquez, Customer Service and Safety Officers
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.
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2014 OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE
These Paper Bullets! by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2014; Geffen Playhouse, west coast premiere, 2015; Atlantic Theater Company, New York premiere, 2015.
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. Thirteen 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 24 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres across the country—including this season’s Scenes from Court Life by Sarah Ruhl, Imogen Says Nothing by Aditi Brennan Kapil, and Mary Jane by Amy Herzog. Photos by Joan Marcus and Carol Rosegg.
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FORGIVENESS, GENEROSITY, AND FAMILY.” TIME OUT NEW YORK
War by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2014; Lincoln Center Theatre’s LCT3, New York premiere, 2016. 27
2016 OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE
Indecent created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman; Yale Rep and La Jolla Playhouse, world premiere, 2015; Vineyard Theatre, New York premiere, 2016; Broadway premiere, April 2017.
“FIERCELY FUNNY!” THE NEW YORK TIMES
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peerless by Jiehae Park. Yale Rep, world premiere, 2015.
Familiar by Danai Gurira; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2015; Playwrights Horizons, New York premiere, 2016.
“BEST BROADWAY PLAY OF 2014!” USA TODAY
The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2012; Broadway premiere, 2014. 28
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Box Office Hours Monday to Friday from 10AM to 5PM Saturday from 12PM to 5PM Until 8PM on all show nights Fire Notice Illuminated signs above each door indicate emergency exits. Please check for the nearest exit. In the event of an emergency, you will be notified by theatre personnel and assisted in the evacuation of the building. Restrooms Restrooms are located in the lower level of the building. Emergency Calls Please leave your cell phone, name, and seat number with the concierge. We’ll notify you if necessary. The emergencyonly telephone number at Yale Repertory Theatre is 203.764.4014. Group Rates Discounted tickets are available for groups of ten or more. Please call 203.432.1234. Seating Policy Everyone must have a ticket. Sorry, no children in arms or on laps. Patrons who arrive late or leave the theatre during the performance will be reseated at the discretion of house management. Those who become disruptive will be asked to leave the theatre. The taking of photographs or the use of recording devices of any kind in the theatre without the written permission of the management is prohibited. 33
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 description begins at 1:45PM.
May 13 May 20
Yale Repertory Theatre thanks the Eugene G. and Margaret M. Blackford Memorial Fund, Bank of America, N.A, Co-Trustee, for its support of audio description services for our patrons.
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Youth Programs As part of Yale Rep’s commitment to our community, we provide two significant youth programs. WILL POWER! offers specially-priced tickets and early schooltime matinees for high school students for select Yale Rep productions every season. Since our 2003–04 season, WILL POWER! has served more than 20,000 Connecticut students and educators. The Dwight/Edgewood Project brings middle school students to Yale School of Drama for a month-long, after-school playwriting program designed to strengthen their selfesteem and creative expression. Yale Rep’s youth programs are supported in part by Allegra Print and Imaging; The Anna Fitch Ardenghi Trust, Bank of America, Trustee; Bob and Pricilla Dannies; CT Humanities; Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fellows; 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; Dawn G. Miller; Arthur and Merle Nacht; NewAlliance Foundation; Robbin A. Seipold; Sandra Shaner; Esme Usdan; Charles and Patricia Walkup.
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