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A Note From the Artistic Director Welcome to the world premiere of The Moors at Yale Repertory Theatre! Making her Yale Rep debut, playwright Jen Silverman is one of the most exciting emerging voices in the contemporary theatre. Her work has been seen already at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Cleveland Public Theatre, and Playwrights Realm and Clubbed Thumb in New York. Part gothic thriller and part black comedy, The Moors is a delicious theatrical tale of seething tensions and repressed passions tormenting a pair of spinster sisters eking out a bleak, isolated life in the wild and inhospitable hills. Jen harnesses the trappings of Victorian storytelling—sublimated eroticism, exquisite melodrama, and societal ills exposed through the depiction of women in terrible living conditions—while wickedly subverting them for a contemporary audience. Her key partner in the enterprise is director Jackson Gay, whose Yale Rep credits include last season’s Elevada by Sheila Callaghan, as well as Rolin Jones’s The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, and These Paper Bullets!, which just concluded acclaimed runs at California’s Geffen Playhouse and Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company. I’m delighted that you are here to experience the richly imaginative and funny world that Jen, Jackson, and their remarkable company have created. I hope you will join us again soon for OBIE Award-winning Resident Director Evan Yionoulis’s production of Cymbeline, Shakespeare’s romantic adventure (March 25– April 16), and Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece, Happy Days (April 29–May 21), featuring two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest. Coming up even sooner, at the end of February, our No Boundaries performance series continues with Escuela, written and directed by celebrated Chilean theatre artist Guillermo Calderón. As always, I welcome your thoughts about The Moors or any of your experiences at Yale Rep (my email address is Thank you for playing such an important role in the life of our theatre by joining us for this performance—it is a joy to share the work with you!


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Jen Silverman Directed by

Jackson Gay Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer

Alexander Woodward Fabian Fidel Aguilar Andrew F. Griffin

Sound Designer and Original Music

Daniel Kluger

Fight Director

Rick Sordelet

Production Dramaturg Casting Director Stage Manager

Maria InÊs Marques Tara Rubin Casting Avery Trunko

The Moors is the recipient of a 2015 Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award. Development and production support are provided by Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre. Yale Rep is supported in part by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.


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“Emily and I walk out a good deal on the moors to the great damage of our shoes but I hope to the benefit of our health.” COMMON MOOR-HEN Gallinula chloropus

MASTIFF Canis lupus familiaris

—Charlotte Brontë’s letter to Ellen Nussey (Haworth, April 7, 1844)

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mnipresent character in Jen Silverman’s play.

“That was his most perfect idea of heaven’s happiness: mine was rocking in a rustling green tree, with a west wind blowing, and bright white clouds flitting rapidly above; and not only larks, but throstles, and blackbirds, and linnets, and cuckoos pouring out music on every side, and the moors seen at a distance, broken into cool dusky dells; but close by great swells of long grass undulating in waves to the breeze; and woods and sounding water, and the whole world awake and wild with joy.”

—Cathy Linton, in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights

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M o o r s

The British moorland is a very specific geographical typology, localized mainly in Northern England. It is around 300 meters above sea level, and its landscape is usually treeless. Its slopes are covered by scrub, rough grass, and heather, and there can be small woods. Animal life is relatively sparse in these areas. Some species include red deer, rabbits, red grouse, skylarks and pipits, which are easily preyed upon by hen harriers or merlins. Scavenging birds, like carrion crows and ravens, circle the skies in search of carcasses. The uplands, or plateaus, are often intersected by valleys. In winter, temperatures in the moorland are consistently low, there is severe exposure to wind, high precipitation (snow and frost), fog, and lack of sunshine. The warm season is short. The moors took on an important meaning in the 19th century. For the Romantics, it was the type of wild and ruthless landscape (along with lofty mountains or raging seas under thunderstorms) that kindled in the human soul the feeling of the Sublime, a genuine experience of “delightful horror,” as the Irish philosopher Edmund Burke put it. Unlike the confining Neo-Classical gardens, these untamed landscapes liberated the Romantic genius and provoked, in the lonely wanderer, a relentless desire to become a small part of a vast and imposing Nature. The moors became an important natural site in Victorian literature, most notably in the novels of the Brontë Sisters. Growing up in Haworth, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne were deeply inspired by the Yorkshire moorland. In one of her most moving letters, Charlotte describes her sister Emily’s emotional connection with the wild moors around her: “My sister Emily loved the moors. Flowers brighter than the rose bloomed in the blackest of the heath for her […]. She found in the bleak solitude many and dear delights; and not the least and best-loved was—liberty. Liberty was the breath of Emily’s nostrils; without it she perished.” In the Brontës’ novels, the moors were not just a setting but a symbolic space of resistance against the fast changes caused by encroaching progress and industrialization, which were already taking over their small hometown. In “The Butterfly” (1842), Emily Brontë wrote that “Nature is an inexplicable problem; it exists on a principle of destruction […] yet nonetheless we celebrate the day of our birth, and we praise God for having entered such a world.” In Jen Silverman’s play, the characters—both human and animal—are profoundly shaped by the austerity and harshness of the surrounding landscape, which sharpens their instinct of survival, their potential to liberate themselves from prescribed social and gender roles, and their wish to leave an indelible legacy in the world around them. 15

—Maria Inês Marques, Production Dramaturg

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CAST JEFF BIEHL (The Mastiff) is making his Yale Rep debut. Broadway: Machinal (Roundabout). Off-Broadway: Lloyd Suh’s Charles Francis Chan Jr.’s Exotic Oriental Murder Mystery (National Asian American Theater Company); Ann Washburn’s 10 Out of 12 (Soho Rep); Lucas Hnath’s Isaac’s Eye (Ensemble Studio Theatre); Thomas Bradshaw’s Fulfillment (The Flea), Burning (New Group), and A Lecture on the Blues (Whitney Museum); David Ives’s Lives of the Saints and Theresa Rebeck’s Poor Behavior (Primary Stages). Regional credits include Three Sisters (A.R.T. and Edinburgh International Festival), also shows with South Coast Rep, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Long Wharf Theatre, and Westport Country Playhouse. Film credits include Ragnar Brovik in the Jonathan Demme film of Wallace Shawn and Andre Gregory’s A Master Builder and Ricki and the Flash. Television credits include Vinyl, Mysteries of Laura, Forever, Southland, and several episodes of all three Law & Order franchises. Education: Juilliard. HANNAH CABELL (MARJORY) previously appeared at Yale Rep in David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette (also at American Repertory Theater) and Rinne Groff’s Compulsion (also at Berkeley Rep and the Public Theater; Bay Area Critics Circle Award nomination). Her New York theatre credits include the Broadway production of A Man for All Seasons (Roundabout Theatre Company); Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb); Major Barbara (The Pearl Theatre Company); Grounded (Page 73; Drama Desk nomination); 3C (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Zero Hour, Mark Smith (13P); Pumpgirl (Manhattan Theatre Club); and more. Regional and international: As You Like It (Continuum Company, Florence); the world premieres of Sarah Ruhl’s Three Sisters (Cincinnati Playhouse) and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Berkeley Rep, BACCA nomination); Sedition and Mary’s Wedding (Westport Country Playhouse). Her television credits include The Path (upcoming on Hulu), Mr. Robot, Happyish, The Leftovers, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. MFA, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. She is a recipient of the Annenberg Fellowship for the Arts. BIRGIT HUPPUCH (HULDEY) is making her Yale Rep debut. Recent credits include Judy (Page 73), Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb), I Will Be Gone (Humana Festival), The Wolfe Twins (Studio Theatre, Washington, DC), and Love in the Wars (Bard SummerScape). Other credits include The Debate Society’s Blood Play (Bushwick Starr, The Public, Williamstown Theatre Festival, ArtsEmerson); Twelfth Night, or What You Will (Pig Iron at Abrons Arts Center, FringeArts); In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Cleveland Play House); A Map of Virtue (13P); Not What Happened (BAM Next Wave Festival); Neighbors (The Public Theater); Angel Reapers (Joyce 17

Theater); and Telephone (The Foundry, OBIE Award for Best Performance). Film: The Sisterhood of Night, Jonathan’s Chest. Web: High Maintenance (“Brad Pitts,” “Ruth”). Birgit is a 2011 Charles Bowden Award recipient and a Clubbed Thumb Affiliated Artist.

JESSICA LOVE (A MOOR-HEN) is making her Yale Rep debut. Her New York theatre credits include The River (Broadway), The Snow Geese (Broadway), Grace (understudy, Broadway), The Rivals (The Pearl Theatre Company), Bottom of the World (Atlantic Theater Company), Don’t Fuck with Love (Red Bull Theater), and We Live Here (u/s, Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional: Anna Christie (The Old Globe), Bachelorette (Studio Theatre, Washington, DC), Map of Heaven and When Tang Met Laika (Denver Center Theatre Company). Training: The Juilliard School (38xo). Jessica also works as a children’s book author and illustrator and lives in Brooklyn. KELLY McANDREW (AGATHA) is making her Yale Rep debut. Most recent New York credits include Perfect Arrangement (Primary Stages); Men on Boats (Clubbed Thumb); Abundance (The Actors Company Theatre); Almost, Maine (Transport Group); and Good Television (Atlantic Theater Company). She was also seen on Broadway as Maggie the Cat in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Other New York theatre includes Still Life (MCC Theater), The Cataract (Women’s Project Theater), Book of Days (Signature Theatre), My California (HERE Arts), Topsy Turvy Mouse (Cherry Lane Mentor Project), Trout Stanley (Culture Project), and Lyric Is Waiting (kef productions). Recent regional credits include Grounded, Precious Little (City Theatre); All in the Timing (Dorset Theatre Festival); Other Desert Cities (Guthrie Theater); Good People (Pittsburgh Public Theater); August: Osage County, Alive and Well, Dividing the Estate, and Sight Unseen (The Old Globe). Television and film credits include Orange Is the New Black, Smash, Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Gossip Girl, When the Moon Was Twice as Big (filming), Appropriate Behavior (Sundance 2014), In the Family (2011 Independent Spirit Award nomination), Everybody’s Fine (with Robert DeNiro), Superheroes, New Guy, and Out of the Darkness. Training: University of Missouri-Kansas City. Kelly is a member of TACT. MIRIAM SILVERMAN (EMILIE) is making her Yale Rep debut. New York credits include 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); Hamlet (The Public Theater); and Bone Portraits (Walkerspace). Miriam is a 18

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). Other regional work includes 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. 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.

creative team FABIAN FIDEL AGUILAR (COSTUME DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Preston Montfort—An American Tragedy and The Master and Margarita. His other credits include Midsummer, love holds a lamp in this little room (Yale Summer Cabaret); He Left Quietly (SummerWorks Performance Festival, Toronto and Yale Cabaret); Quartet, Zero Scenario, A New Saint for a New World (Yale Cabaret); and the 2014 Dwight/ Edgewood Project. He has worked for various theatres, conservatories, and universities in Boston including American Repertory Theater, Boston Ballet, Moscow Ballet, and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, among others. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Fabian received his BA from Boston University. JACKSON GAY (DIRECTOR) Yale Rep credits include Elevada by Sheila Callaghan (2015), These Paper Bullets! adapted by Rolin Jones (2014; Outstanding Director Award, Connecticut Critics Circle), and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow by Rolin Jones (2004; Outstanding Production of a Play Award, Connecticut Critics Circle). Recent projects include These Paper Bullets! (Geffen Playhouse and Atlantic Theater Company); The Insurgents by Lucy Thurber (Labyrinth Theater Company); 3C by David Adjmi (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater/piece by piece/Rising Phoenix); Kingdom City by Sheri Wilner (La Jolla Playhouse); Arlington by Victor Lodato with music by Polly Pen (San Francisco’s Magic Theatre); Lucy Thurber’s Where We’re Born, part of the 2014 OBIE Award winning The Hilltown Plays (Rattlestick), and Scarcity (Atlantic Theater Company); Rolin Jones’s The Jammer and The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow (Atlantic Theater Company); A Little Journey (Mint Theater Company; Drama Desk nomination, Outstanding Revival of a Play). Jackson is a founding member of New Neighborhood. She is the Director of Artistic Programming for Fuller Road Artist Residency in Vermont and teaches directing at Columbia University. Originally from Sugar Land, Texas, Jackson received her BFA in acting from the University of the Arts and MFA in directing from Yale School of Drama. ANDREW F. GRIFFIN (LIGHTING DESIGNER) is a lighting designer who has collaborated with companies including Olney Theatre Center, Woolly Mammoth, Folger Theatre, Theatre J, La Mama E.T.C., Signature Theatre, Synetic Theater,


Studio Theatre, Tri-Cities Opera, Forum Theatre, Adventure Theatre, Urban Arias, GALA Hispanic Theatre, Faction of Fools, Imagination Stage, Everyman Theatre, The Delaware Shakespeare Festival, MetroStage, Yale Cabaret, Yale Summer Cabaret, and Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus. Abroad, his work has been seen in Canada, Mexico, and the Republic of Georgia. Andrew has been a guest designer at The Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, and Connecticut College. Recent work includes He Left Quietly for the Toronto SummerWorks festival; The Producers at Olney Theatre Center in Washington, DC; and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Synetic Theater. Andrew is a two-time recipient of the Helen Hayes Award for his designs of Henry V at Folger Theatre and King Lear at Synetic Theater. He is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama.

DANIEL KLUGER (SOUND DESIGNER AND ORIGINAL MUSIC) produces music and sound design for theatre and film. He recently did the orchestrations for Daniel Fish’s Oklahoma! at Bard SummerScape. Other credits include The Mystery of Love and Sex, Nikolai and the Others (Lincoln Center Theater); Significant Other, The Common Pursuit (Roundabout Theatre Company); Iowa, Your Mother’s Copy of the Kama Sutra (Playwrights Horizons); The Nether, The Village Bike, Really Really (MCC Theater); I’m Gonna Pray for You So Hard, Women or Nothing (Atlantic Theater Company); You Got Older (Page 73); Somewhere Fun, The North Pool (Vineyard Theatre); Tribes, Hit the Wall (Barrow Street Theatre); How to Make Friends and Then Kill Them, The Few, Ode to Joy, The Correspondent (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). Regional credits include work at The Old Globe, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, Pig Iron, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, People’s Light & Theatre, and American Players Theatre. MARIA INÊS MARQUEs (PRODUCTION DRAMATURG) is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Altogether Reckless. She graduated from the University of Porto in Portugal with a BA in Portuguese and English studies. Her previous dramaturgy credits include La Scène by Valère Novarina (TeCA, Portugal), and Muzeum (Yale Cabaret). She was the translator and dramaturg for the English-language world premiere of Boris Yeltsin by Mickaël de Oliveira, also at Yale Cabaret. In Portugal, Maria worked on two academic research projects about translation and reception of foreign drama in the country. She is currently a comanaging editor of Theater magazine.

JEN SILVERMAN (PLAYWRIGHT) Her work has been produced at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville (The Roommate, Humana 2015; Wondrous Strange, Humana 2016), InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia (The Dangerous House of Pretty Mbane, Barrymore Award), and in New York by the Playwrights Realm (Crane Story) and Clubbed Thumb (Phoebe in Winter). She has developed plays as workshop-productions at the Cherry Lane Mentor Project (The Hunters, mentor Lynn Nottage), Juilliard (Wild Blue and Still), and Playwrights Horizons Theatre School (That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her, a commission). She is a member of New Dramatists, a Core Writer at the Playwrights


creative team Center in Minneapolis, and has developed work at the O’Neill, Playpenn, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Williamstown Theatre Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, Portland Center Stage, Boston Court Theatre in LA, The New Harmony Project, Fusion Theatre Company in New Mexico, Youngblood @ Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Royal Court in London, among others. She’s a two-time MacDowell fellow, recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, a New York Foundation for the Arts grant, a Leah Ryan Fellowship/Lilly Award, the 2015 Helen Merrill Fund Award for emerging playwrights, and the Yale Drama Series Award for Still. Education: Brown, Iowa Playwrights Workshop, Juilliard. More info:

RICK SORDELET (FIGHT DIRECTOR) Theatre credits include 65 Broadway productions and 60 productions on five continents in hundreds of cities around the world including Misery starring Bruce Willis, Cymbeline for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park, Big Love for Signature Theatre, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Waiting for Godot, No Man’s Land, and Ben Hur Live (Rome, European Tour). 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. 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. 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.

AVERY TRUNKO (STAGE MANAGER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include This Land was Made, Don Juan, THUNDERBODIES, and The Visit. Other credits include Twelfth Night (Elm Shakespeare); A Map of Virtue,


Middletown (Yale Summer Cabaret); I’m with you in Rockland, The Hotel Nepenthe, The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs, and Look Up, Speak Nicely, and Don’t Twiddle Your Fingers All the Time (Yale Cabaret); Grease, The Cat in the Hat, The Little Mermaid (Summer Theatre of New Canaan); Other Desert Cities, The Giver, and Grace, or the Art of Climbing (Denver Center Theatre); The Power of Duff, 22 Seconds (New York Stage and Film). Avery received her BFA from Hofstra University.

ALEXANDER WOODWARD (SCENIC DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include The Children and Don Juan. Other credits include Roberto Zucco, We Are All Here, Have I None, The Mystery Boy, Rose and the Rime (Yale Cabaret); Why Torture Is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them (Yale Summer Cabaret); Fingers & Toes (New York and Florida); Once Five Years Pass, Dixon Family Album, Schmoozy Togetherness (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Ruby Place Nest on the Ground (Signature Theatre); 13 Things About Ed Carpolotti (59E59); 1940s Radio Hour (Cortland Repertory Theatre); What I Thought I Knew, the world premiere of Waiting for Spring (Kitchen Theatre Company); Oblomov (Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater); Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical (Cardinal Stage); And a Child Shall Lead (HERE Arts Center); as well as numerous assistant and associate credits in New York and across the country including the Tony-nominated designs for Bullets Over Broadway, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, The Assembled Parties, and Present Laughter. Alexander holds a BFA in scenic and costume design from Ithaca College.



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 17 years old, and Katie, age 15.


The Moors Staff artistic

Lynda A.H. Paul, Assistant Director Ryan Emens, Assistant Scenic Designer Sophia Choi, Assistant Costume Designer Elizabeth Green, Assistant Lighting Designer Michael Costagliola, Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Paula R. Clarkson, Assistant Stage Manager


Alexandra Reynolds, Associate Production Manager Michael Best, Technical Director Tannis Boyajian, Mitch Massaro, Assistant Technical Directors Chimmy Anne Gunn, Assistant Properties Master Sayantee Sahoo, Master Electrician Josh Goulding, Johnny Moreno, Charles O’Malley, Catherine María Rodríguez, Lulu Tang, Victoria Whooper, Run Crew


Trent Anderson, House Manager


Ben Anderson, The Mastiff Stella Baker, Agatha Baize Buzan, Marjory Brontë England-Nelson, A Moor-Hen Courtney Jamison, Huldey Annelise Lawson, Emilie

Special Thanks

John Baker, Lee Sunday Evans, Dane Laffrey, The William Inge Center for the Arts, Dickson and Lola Musslewhite, The Playwrights Realm, Leah Ryan and the Fund for Emerging Women Writers, Christine Scarfuto, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the FreeWrite residency at Williamstown Theatre Festival

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.

The Moors January 29–February 20, 2016 Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street


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 Artistic Management James Mountcastle, Production Stage Manager Amy Boratko, Literary Manager Kay Perdue Meadows, Artistic Associate Rachel Carpman, Literary Associate Tara Rubin, CSA; Lindsay Levine, CSA; Laura Schutzel, CSA; Kaitlin Shaw, CSA; Merri Sugarman, CSA; Eric Woodall, CSA; Claire Burke; Emma Atherton, 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 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 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 Jennifer McClure, Properties Master David P. Schrader, Properties Craftsperson Ashley Flowers, Properties Assistant 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 O’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 Mark Bailey, Light Board Programmer


General Management Emika Abe, Sooyoung Hwang, Associate Managing Directors Adam J. Frank, Emily Reeder, Assistant Managing Directors Emalie Mayo, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director Al Heartley, Kathy Li, Sam Linden, Sylvia Xiaomeng Zhang, Management Assistants Flo Low, Jason Najjoum, Company Managers Kathy Li, Lulu Tang, Assistant Company Managers Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Janice Muirhead, Senior Associate Director of Development Susan C. Clark, Development and Alumni Affairs Officer

Joanna Romberg, Associate Director of Development Alice Kenney, Jennifer Schmidt, Development Associates Al Heartley, Development Assistant Maya Martindale, Interim 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 Janna J. Ellis, Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Monica Avila, Chris Fuller, Preston Mock, Business Office Specialists Shainn Reaves, 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, Sylvia Xiaomeng Zhang, Marketing and Communications Assistants Marguerite Elliott, Publications Manager Paul Evan Jeffrey, Art and Design Joan Marcus, 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, Mark Roy, Custodians Technology, Media, and Web Services Daryl Brereton, Interim Director of Technology, Media, and Web Services Kathleen Martin, Web Services Associate Eric Jaske, Technical Support Specialist 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



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; Geffen Playhouse, west coast premiere, 2015; Atlantic Theater Company, New York premiere, November–January 2016.

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. 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 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; Lincoln Center 27 Theatre’s LCT3, New York premiere, May–July 2016.

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.

“Resonates and illuminates!”

“Triumphs on all fronts!”

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Indecent created by Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman; Yale Rep and La Jolla Playhouse, world premiere; 2015; Vineyard Theatre, New York premiere, spring 2016.

Familiar by Danai Gurira; Yale Rep, world premiere, 2015; Playwrights Horizons, New York premiere, February-March 2016.

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

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Arthur Nacht Lupita Nyong’o Carol Ostrow Amy Povich Liev Schreiber Tracy Chutorian Semler Tony Shalhoub Michael Sheehan Anna Deavere Smith Andrew Tisdale Edward Trach Courtney B. Vance Henry Winkler Amanda Wallace Woods

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Victor and Laura Altshul Paula Armbruster Paul F. Balser, Sr. Jody Locker Berger 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

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Emily Aber and Robert Wechsler Actors’ Equity Foundation Donna Alexander Mr. and Mrs. B. N. Ashfield Emily P. Bakemeier and Alain G. Moureaux 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 Richard Sutton Davis Robert Dealy Bernard Engel Roberta Enoch and Steven Canner Peter Entin Kyoung-Jun Eo James Gardner 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 Raymond Inkel Alan Kibbe Harvey Kliman and Sandra Stein Dr. Gary and Hedda Kopf Mildred Kuner

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Contributors to Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre Suzanne Sato Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schmertzler Dr. Mark Schoenfeld David Soper and Laura Davis Mary C. Stark Erich Stratmann Bernard Sundstedt Matthew Suttor Patricia Thurston Richard B. Trousdell Leslie Urdang Paul Walsh William and Phyllis Warfel Dana Westberg Karen White Andrew and Fiona Wood Judith and Guy Yale Arthur and Ann Yost Donald and Clarissa Youngberg John and Pat Zandy

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Make a Gift! When you make a gift to Yale Rep’s Annual Fund, you support the creative work on our stage and our innovative outreach programs. For more information, or to make a donation, please call Susan Clark, 203.432.1559. You can also give online at This list includes current pledges, gifts, and grants received from July 1, 2014, through January 1, 2016.


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how to reach us Yale Repertory Theatre Box Office 1120 Chapel Street (at York Street) PO Box 208244, New Haven, CT 06520 203.432.1234 Email:

Yale Repertory Theatre offers all patrons the most comprehensive accessibility services program in Connecticut, including a season of open-captioned and audio-described performances, a free assistive FM listening system, largeprint and Braille programs, wheelchair accessibility with an elevator entrance into the Yale Rep Theatre (located on the left side of the building), and accessible seating. For more information about the theatre’s accessibility services, contact Laura Kirk, Director of Audience Services, at 203.432.1522 or

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 emergency-only 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 leave the theatre during the performance will be re-seated 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 discussion begins at 1:45PM.

The Moors

Feb 13

Feb 20


Apr 9

Apr 16

Happy Days May 14

May 21

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.

c2 is pleased to be the official Open Captioning Provider of Yale Repertory Theatre.

Education Programs As a part of Yale Rep’s commitment to our community, we provide two significant annual educational outreach programs. WILL POWER! offers speciallypriced tickets and early school-time matinees for 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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