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ALSO THIS SEASON AT YALE REP World Premiere WAR By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz Now through December 13!

No Boundaries Performance Series THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST: Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bass December 20

NOW NO W OH NOW

World Premiere FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Directed by Rebecca Taichman January 30–February 21

No Boundaries Performance Series SONGS OF LEAR By Song of the Goat Theatre (Teatr Pie´s´n Kozła) February 26–28

THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE By Bertolt Brecht Directed by Liz Diamond March 20–April 11

World Premiere ELEVADA By Sheila Callaghan Directed by Jackson Gay April 24–May 16

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2014–1 5 NO BO UNDARI ES SERI ES


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YALE REPERTORY THEATRE James Bundy, Artistic Director

Victoria Nolan, Managing Director

PRESENTS

NOW NOW OH NOW CREATED BY RUDE MECHS Ensemble

Concept, Structure, and Content Creation Led by

Direction Text Dramaturgy

ROBERT S. FISHER THOMAS GRAVES HANNAH KENAH LANA LESLEY E. JASON LIEBRECHT SHAWN SIDES MADGE DARLINGTON THOMAS GRAVES HANNAH KENAH SHAWN SIDES SHAWN SIDES HANNAH KENAH MEGAN CARTER MADGE DARLINGTON KIRK LYNN

Puzzle/Scenic Design

THOMAS GRAVES

Scenic/Model Design

LISA LARATTA

Sound Design

ROBERT FISHER PETER STOPSCHINSKI

Original Music

PETER STOPSCHINSKI

Lighting Design Table Design and Construction Diorama Content Design Diorama Structural Design Talisman Ceramicist Men’s Costume Design Women’s Costume Design Stage Manager Technical Director

BRIAN H SCOTT ANDREW DANZIGER OF HATCH WORKSHOP MICHELLE MARCHESSEAULT J. E. JOHNSON EZEL LEVER ROWAN DOYLE RACHEL POLLACK LOWELL BARTHOLOMEE THOMAS GRAVES

Creation support for Now Now Oh Now includes funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’s National Theater Pilot, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; and PlayMakers Repertory Company with Producing Artistic Director, Joseph Haj. Home Team special thanks to all who helped at PlayMakers and UNC, Hope Bennett, Hank Cathey, Barbara Darlington, Frog Design, Kevin Ludlow, Ev Lunning Jr., Denise Martel, Blake Montgomery, Erin Meyer, Jacob Musser, Hannah Schatzle, Leilah Stewart, Aron Taylor, UT’s Department of Theater and Dance, Noah Voelker. Rude Mechs Exclusive Worldwide Tour Representation: ArKtype | Thomas O. Kriegsmann, President t. 917.386.5468 | f. 212.749.7696 | e. tommy@arktype.org | w. arktype.org

ABOUT RUDE MECHS Since 1995, RUDE MECHS has created a mercurial slate of original theatrical productions that represents a genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle. What these works hold in common is the use of play to make performance, the use of theatres as meeting places for audiences and artists, and the use of humor as tool for intellectual investigation. We tour these performances nationally and abroad; manage The Off Center, a performance venue in Austin for arts groups of every discipline; present nationally recognized artists; and run Grrl Action, an arts mentoring program for teenage girls. You can find us at rudemechs.com. Rude Mechs currently is working on a commission for Yale Repertory Theatre, supported by Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre.

ABOUT YALE REPERTORY THEATRE YALE REPERTORY THEATRE, the internationally celebrated professional theatre in residence at Yale School of Drama, has championed new work since 1966, producing well over 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists—by emerging and established playwrights. Twelve Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, garnering more than 40 Tony Award nominations and eight Tony Awards. Yale Rep is also the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Established in 2008, Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most robust and innovative new play programs. To date, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 40 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres and subsequent productions of 18 new American plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theatres across the country. Yale Rep’s NO BOUNDARIES series explores the frontiers of theatrical invention through cutting-edge and thought-provoking performance from around the world. No Boundaries has introduced Yale Rep audiences to an astonishing array of performances—including theatre, dance, music, and multimedia—from the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Poland, Peru, Colombia, Spain, Germany, Japan, Israel, Georgia, East Africa, West Africa, and right here in the US.

STAFF ARTISTIC Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director, Director of New Play Programs Amy Boratko, Literary Manager Kay Perdue Meadows, Artistic Associate Benjamin Fainstein, Artistic Coordinator PRODUCTION Steven Schmidt, Associate Head of Production and Student Labor Supervisor Kurtis Boetcher, Mitchell Cramond, Samantha Catanzaro, Shannon L. Gaughf, Ian Elijah Hannan, Scott Keith, Julian Elijah Martinez, Elise Masur, Alexandra Reynolds, Kate Newman, Jonathan Seiler, Kenyth Thomason, Alexae Visel, Sean K. Walters, Fan Zhang, Crew ADMINISTRATION Louisa Balch, Associate Managing Director Libby Peterson, Assistant Managing Director Gretchen Wright, Company Manager Adam Frank, Assistant Company Manager David E. Bruin, Libby Peterson, House Managers The NO BOUNDARIES series is supported by the work of more than 200 Yale Rep staff and Yale School of Drama faculty members. Now Now Oh Now December 4–10, 2014 University Theatre, 222 York Street Front photo: Hannah Kenah and E. Jason Liebrecht in Now Now Oh Now. Photo by Jeremy M. Lange Photography.

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NOW NOW OH NOW  

NOW NOW OH NOW, created by Rude Mechs. December 4 to 10, 2014. Yale Repertory Theatre

NOW NOW OH NOW  

NOW NOW OH NOW, created by Rude Mechs. December 4 to 10, 2014. Yale Repertory Theatre

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