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A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Welcome to Yale Rep’s world premiere of The Plot by Will Eno! One of the many pleasures of working at Yale Rep is the unique opportunity to cultivate long-term relationships with artists. Throughout our theater’s history, playwrights such as August Wilson, Sarah Ruhl, Suzan-Lori Parks, Marcus Gardley, Amy Herzog, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, and Athol Fugard have found at Yale not only a home but also a rapport developed with audiences through their work. I am delighted you are here with us to welcome back playwright Will Eno, whose award-winning play The Realistic Joneses was commissioned by and had its world premiere at Yale Rep in 2012 and later played on Broadway. Will’s voice is singular in the American theater: he has the remarkable ability to turn our vernacular speech into poetry that reveals the nature both of our consciousness and of our relationships. His characters find and lose their ways, seemingly redefining themselves from moment to moment as, perhaps, we do ourselves. In The Plot, Will and director Oliver Butler, along with the talented members of the artistic team and the magnificent company of actors, have created a funny and profoundly humane look at life in the 21st century and particularly our distinctly American attitudes about the land on which we live and work. This is a particularly exciting time for fans of Will Eno: another new play of his, The Underlying Chris, is currently playing offBroadway at Second Stage Theater; and Gnit, his adaptation of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, will be presented this spring at Theatre for a New Audience, also directed by Oliver Butler. And there’s plenty more for theater lovers to look forward to at Yale Rep this season. Mary Kathryn Nagle will make her Yale Rep debut with Manahatta, her sweeping and suspenseful tale about the attempted eradication of Native culture, directed by Laurie Wooley, January 24–February 15. Carl Cofield, who directed last season’s joyous production of Twelfth Night, returns to stage a new production of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, March 13–April 4. And Testmatch, Kate Attwell’s energetic, sharpwitted tale of sport, gender politics, and colonialism, directed by Margot Bordelon, will close the season, April 24–May 16. Thank you for joining us today. As always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts about The Plot or any of your experiences at Yale Rep. My email address is email@example.com. I look forward to seeing you again in 2020! Sincerely, James Bundy Artistic Director
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PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
Will Eno Directed by Oliver Butler By
Scenic Designer SARAH KARL Costume Designer APRIL M. HICKMAN Lighting Designer EVAN C. ANDERSON
The Plot was commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL. Martha Lavey, Artistic Director; David Hawkanson, Executive Director.
Sound Designer and Original Music EMILY DUNCAN WILSON
Production support for The Plot is provided by Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre.
Projection Designer CHRISTOPHER H. EVANS
Yale Repertory Theatre gratefully acknowledges Carol L. Sirot for generously funding the 2019–20 season.
Hair Designer COOKIE JORDAN Production Dramaturg AMY BORATKO
Yale Rep is supported in part by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
Technical Director JONATHAN JOLLY Casting Directors TARA RUBIN/LAURA SCHUTZEL, C.S.A.
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Hatching a Pl Production dramaturg Amy Boratko sat down with playwright Will Eno and director Oliver Butler during the rehearsal process of The Plot to talk about the creation of this new play.
Amy Boratko: Will, Yale Rep audiences may remember the 2012 production of your play The Realistic Joneses, a play that explores and complicates our expectations of “realism.” Now, you’ve got The Plot. What’s the relationship between the stories you want to tell on stage and how you work formally? Will Eno: There are words we use—terms like plot and genres like naturalism—to describe a piece of art. But genres are also expressive of a person’s relationship to the world, how we see and represent reality. The Plot is, at the same time, a progression from the Joneses, but not necessarily an evolution. It’s not heading to a more advanced place, necessarily, but just a different one.
It’s pretty fun and exciting to work in a mode where people are hatching plots, scheming, imagining futures, sometimes at cross-purposes with other people or other forces. And all of this takes place, as always, in the normal shadow of the joy and wonder and the melancholy and downright sad things about life and its finitude. There are a lot of various levels of reality that we’re working with, or trying to—that make it a far richer experience than just messing around with the idea of plot. It really makes you think about meaning and agency and how we achieve a future, or ignore one that’s barreling towards us. I’ve been wrestling with Oliver about how stuff works in the play and in the “world of the play.” And how all will work in the real-world theater, the actual church building of the Yale Rep.
Above: Oliver Butler and Will Eno in rehearsal for The Plot. Photo by Emily Duncan Wilson.
lot AB: That word, “plot” does carry multiple meanings. Oliver, you’ve talked in rehearsal about the different definitions of the word.
Oliver Butler: I’m interested in how things are structured: plays, life, houses. Sometimes things that look, or we might think to be, simple become vastly more complex once we start to look more carefully. Suddenly you look closely at something that is deceptively simple and see a complex structure, see the screws and wood that makes it up. Plot is such a simple sounding word: short with a neat, clean end. You might begin, in the theater, with an understanding of plot as the series of actions that constitute a story. But it’s also a well-defined piece of land. Or a scheme that people concoct in private. I looked further into different definitions and their etymologies. There’s a definition that can mean strips of rags, a precursor to clothing. A favorite of mine might be an obscure definition derived from the French peloter. The word means “to solidify paste by pressure,” but that French root means “to roll into a ball.” I love thinking about the idea of a plot being something that rolls itself up into a thing.
AB: Will, how were you inspired, or not, by these multiple definitions?
WE: Thinking about the etymology of the word “plot” is interesting. The notion and action of “etymology” itself is also useful and applicable in some way as it
implies surveying, digging, an excavation of past uses or past meanings, some of which have fallen into disuse or disrepair, like an old building. I remember reading that one definition of plot said the origin was unknown. “Origin unknown” has a great mystery around it, and we sort of want that same mystery around the plot of the play. And there are different versions of the word “plot” and different origin stories, and you could have multiple points of view or debates about what happened and where it came from. You can have a “scheme” and a picture of the world you want to realize. But your final picture is going to be determined by your little plot’s interaction with other people’s plots, concerns, and scheming—and natural forces and gravity and light and dark. It’s a realization for me that all this stuff is saturated with a fragility and an interdependence, like with all other styles of living.
AB: You two have collaborated many times before, and you’re working on several more projects to come, including Will’s play Gnit at Theatre for a New Audience this spring. What draws you both together artistically?
OB: There is so much I love about my friendship and working relationship with Will. I directed the world premiere of his play The Open House. One of our first journeys into the play was when we were working on the scenic design. The designer, Will, and I pretended that
Hatching a Plot we were buying a house in upstate New York. A real estate agent showed us homes for a day, and we learned about different, specific houses in the area that were on the market.
AB: The Plot is set in a cemetery—which
WE: I remember it was a nice day: I was
OB: The kind of comedy in Will’s plays is my favorite kind of comedy and humor in the world. The play, itself, and the people in it are not doing things for laughs or even necessarily aware that they are funny. That’s where the humor comes from: a recognition of some pure human thing. Laughter is a hard thing to make happen. Funny things happen in the play, but they come in places and at times that you don’t expect.
looking at the sky. It was a little bit cloudy and really beautiful.
OB: And then Will said, “If the sky did this once a year, we’d have festivals.” Our friendship and working relationship are this gentle, ongoing scheme in the world: we’re having fun but also looking at mundane things in the world and finding hidden beauty. As I say that, it sounds pretentious, but we try to find the cool, interesting, surprising, beautiful things in a really normal life. WE: I remember that day, but I had forgotten saying that about the sky. I do remember looking at the clouds. And then, Oliver, you gave me a really great book about clouds—an academic study, the philosophy of clouds. Those ideas about clouds just spill forward into the different aspects of the creation of art: sometimes clinical, sometimes aesthetic, sometimes practical. I have looked “mundane” up in the dictionary a few times. The second definition is “of this world and not of a spiritual or separate one,” something like that. It makes me think there should be a word “worldy.” Not worldly but worldy.
makes any conversation about it turn to meditations about life and death. How do you balance conversations about mortality with the humor in the play?
WE: Death and graveyards are facts, and they exist, but what is far more interesting and meaningful and notable is life and buildings and activity. Yes, the play takes place in a graveyard and in its shadow, but the liveliness that happens there happens not in spite of that shadow, but in many ways because of it. And that is something that is inspiring to me, at times even overwhelmingly inspiring—what people are able to accomplish and strive for, in the face of what people are conscious of and what they know.
It’s also a goal of mine to get the most out of every day that I can—not in a greedy way but in seeing what’s already there in front of me. So it’s great to be working with a collaborator who shares in that approach to things.
Photo courtesy of Friends of Grove Street Cemetery.
CAST JIMONN COLE* (Grey) Broadway: Hillary and Clinton. Off-Broadway: Our Lady of 121st Street, Iphigenia 2.0 (Signature Theatre); X: Or, Betty Shabazz v. The Nation, Julius Caesar (The Acting Company); The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (New York Theatre Workshop); Public Enemy (Pearl Theatre); The Conscientious Objector, Museum, and Pullman Car Hiawatha (Keen Company). National tours: Peter and The Starcatcher and The Exonerated. Jimonn is the author of the The Last Black Cowboy, selected for the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival. Regional: A Raisin in the Sun (Crossroads Theatre); Ruined, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Macbeth (New Jersey Shakespeare Festival); Gem of The Ocean (Arena Stage); Romeo and Juliet (The Ahmanson); The Tempest, Peer Gynt, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Othello starring Patrick Stewart (Shakespeare Theatre Company). Film and television: Spinning into Butter, God Friended Me, Blue Bloods. B.F.A.: Juilliard. MIA KATIGBAK* (Joanne) Selected New York credits: Henry VI (NAATCO; Actors’ Equity Foundation’s St. Clair Bayfield Award, Best Supporting Role in a Shakespeare Play), The Trial of the Catonsville Nine (Transport Group), Scenes From a Marriage (New York Theatre Workshop), Dear Elizabeth (Women’s Project), and Awake and Sing! (NAATCO, OBIE Award), and work at The Play Company, The New Group, The Foundry Theatre, New Georges, Soho Rep., Clubbed Thumb, Target Margin, and Ma-Yi. Regional: Long Wharf Theatre, Humana Festival,
Two River Theater, Berkeley Rep, and Guthrie Theater. Special Drama Desk Award, 2019; 2017 Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship, Distinguished Achievement; Otto René Castillo Award, Political Theatre; New York Innovative Theatre Artistic Achievement Award. Artistic Producing Director/Co-Founder of NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company). B.A.: Barnard College; M.A.: Columbia University.
JENNIFER MUDGE* (Donna) recently appeared as the Witch in Into the Woods for Fiasco at the Roundabout Theatre (Lucille Lortel Award nomination) and the first New York revival of Dutchman (Drama Desk Award nomination); and she can be seen right now in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. Upcoming independent features: The Drummer opposite Danny Glover and The Surrogate. Broadway: Rocky, The Philanthropist, and Reckless. West End: The End of Longing. She has appeared Off-Broadway at the Roundabout; Manhattan Theatre Club; La MaMa, E.T.C.; Playwrights Horizons; Fiasco; MCC Theater; Atlantic Theater Company; Naked Angels; Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; Primary Stages; as well as at various regional theaters. Other film and television: Nostalgia, My America, recurring roles on Shades of Blue (NBC), and season one of Boss (Starz), plus many guest appearances. STEPHEN BARKER TURNER* (Tim) was previously seen at Yale Rep in David Adjmi’s The Evildoers, Rinne Groff’s Compulsion, and Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. Broadway: Bernhardt/Hamlet
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(Roundabout Theatre). Off-Broadway: Benefactors (Keen Company), Race (Classic Stage Company), All My Sons (Roundabout Theatre), Dead Poets Society (Classic Stage Company), Kate Robin’s I See You (The Flea Theatre), and Rajiv Joseph’s The North Pool (Vineyard Theatre). Television: Madam Secretary, Unforgettable, Forever, Body of Proof, Blue Bloods, all three Law & Order franchises, Hack, Sex and the City, and Swift Justice, among others. Film: Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, Cosmopolitan, Human Resources (directed by Matt Ross), The Warrior Class, We Pedal Uphill, and Seducing Charlie Barker (2011 Tribeca Film Festival), among others.
EVAN C. ANDERSON (Lighting Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he designed Pivot, Seven Spots On The Sun, and Much Ado About Nothing. His other credits include Red Speedo, Latinos Who Look Like Ricky Martin, The Swallow and the Tomcat, The Rules, Fade, One Big Breath (Yale Cabaret); One Small Step (New Ohio); Treasure Island (Book-It Repertory Theatre); Every Five Minutes, The Motherfucker with the Hat (Washington Ensemble Theatre); The Realistic Joneses (New Century Theatre Company); The Holler Sessions (A Contemporary Theatre); Caught, and Grand Concourse (Seattle Public Theater). He is a graduate of the University of Washington and is a company member of CabinFever. evancanderson.com
HARRIS YULIN* (Righty) previously appeared at Yale Rep in Uncle Vanya (1981), A Lesson from Aloes (1980), Timon of Athens (1980), and Coriolanus (1968). Broadway: Hedda Gabler, The Price, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Visit, A Lesson from Aloes, and Watch on the Rhine. Recent stage appearances: Frost/ Nixon, Hamlet, King Lear, Long Day’s Journey into Night, Death of a Salesman (Gate Theatre, Dublin), and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Directing credits: The Trip to Bountiful (Signature Theatre, four Lortel Awards; Goodman Theatre), This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison (Primary Stages), Candida (Shaw Festival), The Glass Menagerie (Guild Hall), and Men’s Lives (Bay Street). Recent television: Ozark and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Film: End of the Road, Candy Mountain, A Short History of Decay, 75 Degrees in July, Clear and Present Danger, Scarface, Multiplicity, All Square, Norman, and The Family Fang. He taught at The Juilliard School for eight years and at Columbia in 2019. Mr. Yulin is a Beinecke Fellow at Yale School of Drama this fall. 11
AMY BORATKO (Production Dramaturg) is the Literary Manager at Yale Rep and has previously served as dramaturg on the Yale Rep productions of Girls, Cadillac Crew, Good Faith, Field Guide, Mary Jane, Imogen Says Nothing, peerless, Indecent, War, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, Dear Elizabeth, The Realistic Joneses, Good Goods, Belleville, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Compulsion, Notes from Underground, and Eurydice, among others. Other credits include dramaturging new play workshops at New Dramatists and Voice and Vision’s ENVISION Retreat. She is a lecturer at Yale School of Drama and a Connecticut representative for the Parent Artist Advocacy League. B.A.: Rice University; M.F.A.: Yale School of Drama. OLIVER BUTLER (Director) is a coFounder and co-Artistic Director of The Debate Society, a Brooklyn-based theater company, with whom Oliver has co-created and directed nine full-length plays since 2004. His production of What the Constitution Means to Me by
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Heidi Schreck was presented on Broadway last season. He also directed Thom Pain (based on nothing) starring Michael C. Hall and the premiere of The Open House (OBIE Award for Direction; Lortel Award, Best Play), both by Will Eno, at Signature Theatre; The Amateurs by Jordan Harrison (Vineyard Theatre); The Whistleblower by Itamar Moses (The Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theatre Company); Christopher Shinn’s An Opening in Time (Hartford Stage); Daniel Goldfarb’s Legacy (Williamstown Theatre Festival); and the premiere of Timeshare by Lally Katz (The Malthouse, Melbourne, Australia). Productions with The Debate Society include The Light Years (Playwrights Horizons), Jacuzzi (Ars Nova), Blood Play (The Bushwick Starr, The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, Williamstown Theatre Festival), Buddy Cop 2 and Cape Disappointment (P.S. 122), You’re Welcome (The Brick), The Eaten Heart (The Ontological Incubator), The Snow Hen, and A Thought About Raya. He is a Sundance Institute Fellow and a Bill Foeller Fellow (Williamstown).
WILL ENO (Playwright) Recent plays include The Underlying Chris, which premiered in 2019, at Second Stage Theatre in New York, and The Realistic Joneses, which premiered at Yale Rep in 2012 and was directed by Sam Gold. It moved to Broadway in 2014 and won a 2014 Drama Desk Award and was named USA Today’s “Best Play on Broadway.” The French premiere, Juste Les Jones, will be directed for the Paris stage by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (Yale Class of 1953). The Open House (Signature Theatre) won the 2014 Obie Award, the Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, a Drama Desk Award, and was one of Time magazine’s Top 10 Plays of the Year. His play Thom Pain (based on nothing) was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and was revived at Signature Theatre in 2018, in a sold-out,
pitch-perfect production starring Michael C. Hall, directed by Oliver Butler. Will wrote the book for the award-winning 2019 Skittles Commercial: the Broadway Musical, which also starred Mr. Hall. Will lives in Brooklyn with his wife Maria Dizzia and their daughter Albertine.
CHRISTOPHER H. EVANS (Projection Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include LOCUSTS, The Tempest, and Seven Spots On The Sun. Other credits include The Apple Tree, Fuck Her, Wolf/Alice, The Ugly One, Non-Player Character (Yale Cabaret); Romeo and Juliet (Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park); The Woman in Black, Hello Again, and In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Reduxion Theatre). He holds a B.F.A. in theater arts design/ tech from University of Central Oklahoma, where his designs for Woyzeck earned The Hilton Worldwide Award for Special Achievement in Film and Projection Design and EchoBOOM received awards from both the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas. APRIL M. HICKMAN (Costume Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Pivot and Seven Spots On The Sun. Other credits include the feels… (kms) and Non-Player Character (Yale Cabaret). As a resident assistant at the Goodman Theatre and Arena Stage, she assisted several prominent costume designers, including Emily Rebholz, Jess Goldstein, Ilona Somogyi, Paul Tazewell, and Catherine Zuber. She was awarded the William R. Kenan, Jr. Costume Design Fellowship at the Kennedy Center in 2014. April received her B.F.A. in costume design from University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she designed Topdog/ Underdog, Detective Story, and Innocent Thoughts, Harmless Intentions.
CREATIVE TEAM SARAH KARL (Scenic Designer) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama. Her work includes The Seagull (Yale School of Drama); Agreste (Drylands), The Rules, Truck 2 (Yale Cabaret); Love’s Labour’s Lost, Middletown, Blood Wedding (NYU Tisch Meisner Studio). Associate scenic design credits include the 2019 Carlotta Festival of New Plays (Yale School of Drama) and SONOS-Gorillaz Spirit House (Pro-Ject). She received a B.F.A. in scenic design and a minor in visual arts from SUNY Purchase. sarahkarldesign.com
Prince of Broadway, Indecent, Bandstand, Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, A Bronx Tale, Cats, Falsettos, Disaster!, School of Rock, Les Misérables, The Heiress, The Phantom of the Opera, Billy Elliot, Shrek, Spamalot, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Producers, Mamma Mia!, Jersey Boys. Off-Broadway: Smokey Joe’s Café, Jersey Boys, Here Lies Love. Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe, Bucks County Playhouse, Westport Country Playhouse. tararubincasting.com
JONATHAN JOLLY (Technical Director) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include last season’s production of The Seagull, which also featured scenic design by Sarah Karl. At Yale Rep, he has been the assistant technical director on Twelfth Night and assistant properties master on Field Guide by Rude Mechs. Before coming to Yale, Jolly was the assistant technical director at Baylor University and previously worked as a flying director for ZFX Flying Effects. He holds a B.A. from Louisiana Tech University. Special thanks to an amazingly supportive and loving family.
FABIOLA SYVEL* (Stage Manager) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Pivot, Trouble in Mind, Tent Revival, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and Death of Yazdgerd. Other credits include El Huracán (Yale Repertory Theatre, assistant stage manager); Ni Mi Madre (Rave Festival); Disaster!, Jesus Christ Superstar (Connecticut Repertory Theatre); Wit, Este país no existe, and Construyendo Verónica (Tantai Teatro in Puerto Rico). Fabiola is proud to have been born and raised in Puerto Rico.
COOKIE JORDAN (Hair Designer) Broadway: Slave Play, Choir Boy, The Cher Show, Once on This Island, Sunday in the Park with George, In Transit, Eclipsed, Side Show, After Midnight, Fela!, A View From the Bridge, and South Pacific. Off-Broadway: Ain’t No Mo’, Fairview, Toni Stone, If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhfucka, The Secret Life of Bees, Boseman and Lena, Fabulation, Our Lady of 121st Street, In the Blood, “Daddy”, and Hercules. Previous Yale Rep: Girls and Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3. Television: The Wiz Live! (Emmy Award nomination, Outstanding Makeup). Recipient of the 2019 OBIE Award. TARA RUBIN/LAURA SCHUTZEL, C.S.A. (Casting Director) have been casting at Yale Rep since 2004. Selected Broadway/ National Tours: King Kong, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, The Band’s Visit, 13
EMILY DUNCAN WILSON (Sound Designer and Original Music) is a third-year M.F.A. candidate at Yale School of Drama, where she designed YELL: a “documentary” of my time here, Trouble in Mind, blues for miss lucille, and was the assistant sound designer and engineer for Death of Yazdgerd and Tent Revival. She was the sound engineer and assistant sound designer for El Huracán (Yale Repertory Theatre). Her other credits include benjisun presents: bodyssey, Truck II (Yale Cabaret); Shakespeare in the Dark: Macbeth (Past is Prologue Productions); American Girl Live! (Mills Entertainment); and Twin Size Beds (The Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival). Emily recently played reeds for The Pajama Game (New London Barn Playhouse) and 42nd Street (Palace Theatre), and will do so as well for Fun Home at Yale School of Drama in December. She holds a B.A. in music with a concentration in multiple woodwind performance from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
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UNDERSTUDIES Anthony Brown—Grey Tyler Cruz—Joanna Olivia Cygan—Donna Samuel DeMuria—Tim Thomas Pang—Righty SPECIAL THANKS Albertine and Maria Darlene Casella Cynthia Flowers Grove Street Cemetery Channing Harris Hannah Hickok Martha Lavey (in memoriam) Tracy Letts Gordon Lish Joy Meads Zach Mortice Mark Rossier Anna Shapiro Fred Wiseman
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE STAFF Artistic Director James Bundy Managing Director Victoria Nolan Associate Artistic Director and Director of New Play Programs Jennifer Kiger
ARTISTIC Resident Artists
Playwright in Residence Tarell Alvin McCraney Resident Director Liz Diamond Resident Dramaturg Catherine Sheehy Set Design Advisor, Resident Set Designer Michael Yeargan Costume Design Advisor Ilona Somogyi
52nd Street Project Kama Ginkas Mark Lamos MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generations Theatre Bill Rauch Sarah Ruhl Henrietta Yanovskaya
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Senior Administrative Assistant for Design and Sound Design Artistic Management Kate Begley Baker Production Stage Manager Senior Administrative James Mountcastle Assistant for the Acting Department Literary Manager Ellen Lange Amy Boratko
Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Alan Hendrickson Shop Foreman Eric Sparks Master Shop Carpenters Matt Gaffney Ryan Gardner Kat McCarthey Sharon Reinhart (on leave) Libby Stone Interim Shop Carpenter Doug Kester
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Scenery Intern Jenna Carroll
Artistic Fellow Charles O’Malley
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Casting Tara Rubin, C.S.A. Resident Costume Designer Laura Schutzel, C.S.A. Merri Sugarman, C.S.A. Toni-Leslie James Kaitlin Shaw, C.S.A. Lighting Design Advisor Claire Burke, C.S.A. Jennifer Tipton Peter Van Dam, C.S.A. Resident Lighting Designer Felicia Rudolph, C.S.A. Xavier Rubiano, C.S.A. Stephen Strawbridge Louis DiPaolo Sound Design Advisor Kevin Metzger-Timson David Budries Juliet Auwaerter Voice and Speech Advisor Senior Administrative Walton Wilson Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Fight Advisor Artistic Director Rick Sordelet Josie Brown Stage Management Advisor Narda E. Alcorn
Director of Production Shaminda Amarakoon Production Manager Jonathan Reed Production Manager for Student Projects and Special Events/Student Labor Supervisor C. Nikki Mills Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production, Theater Safety and Occupational Health Grace O’Brien
Technical Directors Neil Mulligan Matt Welander
Scenic Artists Lia Akkerhuis Nathan Jasunas Interim Scenic Artists Tamar Klausner Klein Amelia Pizzoferrato
Properties Master Jennifer McClure Properties Craftsperson David P. Schrader Master Properties Assistant Zach Faber Properties Stock Manager Mark Dionne Properties Interns Katie Pulling Tiago Rodrigues
Assistant Managing Director William Gaines
Digital Communications Associate George Tinari
Senior Drapers Clarissa Wylie Youngberg Mary Zihal
Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director and General Manager Emalie Mayo
Business Office Specialist Preston Mock
Costume Shop Manager Christine Szczepanski
Senior First Hands Deborah Bloch Patricia Van Horn Costume Project Coordinator Linda Kelley-Dodd Interim Draper Stephanie Taff Costume Stock Manager Elizabeth Beale
Lighting Supervisor Donald W. Titus Senior Head Electricians Jennifer Carlson Linda-Cristal Young Electrics Interns Perry Keller Adago Cameron Waitkun
Sound Supervisor Mike Backhaus Staff Sound Engineer Stephanie Smith Sound Interns Joe Krempetz James T. McLoughlin
Projection Supervisor Eric Lin Head Projection Technician Mike Paddock Projection Intern Erin Sims
Stage Carpenter Janet Cunningham
Wardrobe Supervisor Elizabeth Bolster Head Properties Runner Billy Ordynowicz Light Board Programmer David Willmore Interim FOH Mix Engineer Eric Norris
ADMINISTRATION General Management
Management Assistants Cameron Frostbaum Jason Gray
Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Digital Technology, Operations, and Tessitura Shainn Reaves
Company Manager Eliza Orleans Assistant Company Managers Jason Gray Samanta Yunuen Cubias
Business Office Assistant Ashlie Russell
Development and Alumni Affairs
Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman
Senior Associate Director of Institutional Giving Janice Muirhead Senior Associate Director of Operations for Development and Alumni Affairs Susan C. Clark Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Dani Barlow
Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing & Communications Jennifer E. Alzona Development Assistants Samanta Yunuen Cubias
Finance, Human Resources, and Digital Technology
Director of Finance & Human Resources and Interim Director of Digital Technology Katherine D. Burgueño
General Manager Kelvin Dinkins, Jr.
Business Manager Martha Boateng
Associate Managing Directors Lucia Bacqué Gwyneth Muller Caitlin Volz
Business Office Analyst Stacie Wcislo
Database Application Consultants Bo Du Ben Silvert
Marketing, Art and Design Communications, and Paul Evan Jeffrey Audience Services Director of Marketing Daniel Cress
Production Photographer Joan Marcus
Director of Communications Steven Padla
Videographer David Kane
Senior Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Caitlin Griffin Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Markie Gray
Associate Director of Development Communications and Alumni Affairs Casey Grambo
Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium and Interim Director of Web Technology Janna J. Ellis
Digital Technology Associate Andre Griffith
Ushers Jillian Albrecht Lorena Benitez Denny Burke Kristina Cuello Lucy Ehrenfeld Natasha Gaither Elli Herzog Taylor Hoffman Rucha Kandlur Hannah Kleffke Bonnie Moeller Talia Morison-Allen Jordan Pilant Lauren Radigan Marissa Rocha Payton Rose Emma Safir Annie Trowbridge Jocelyn Wexler Cody Whetstone Elizabeth Wiet Larsson Youngberg
Marketing and Communications Assistants Sarah Cain Matthew Sonnenfeld Director of Audience Services Laura Kirk Assistant Director of Audience Services Shane Quinn Subscriptions Coordinator Tracy Baldini Audience Services Assistant Molly Leona Box Office Assistants Mikaela Boone Morgan Cronin Samantha Else Mona Gandhi Jordan Graf Paige Hann Kenneth Murray a.k. payne Amir Rezvani Irene Vazquez
Yale Repertory Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Theater Safety and Occupational Health
Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health Anna Glover
Customer Service and Safety Officers Kevin Delaney Ed Jooss John Marquez
Director of Facility Operations Jennifer Gonsalves Operations Associate Nadir Balan Operations Assistant Devin Matlock Arts and Graduate Studies Superintendents Jennifer Draughn Michael Halpern Team Leaders Andrew Mastriano Sherry Stanley Facility Stewards Michael Humbert Marcia Riley Custodians Sybil Bell Christina Davis Tylon Frost Cassandra Hobby Kathy Langston Mark Roy Jerome Sonia
The Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designers in LORT are represented by United Artists Local USA-829, IATSE.
Yale Repertory Theatre offers all patrons the most comprehensive accessibility services program in Connecticut, including a season of open-captioned and audiodescribed performances, a free assistive FM listening system, large-print and Braille programs, wheelchair accessibility with an elevator entrance into Yale Repertory Theatre (located on the left side of the building), and accessible seating.
As part of Yale Rep’s commitment to our community, we provide two significant youth programs. WILL POWER! offers specially priced tickets and early school-time 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 self-esteem and creative expression.
For more information about the theater’s accessibility services, contact Laura Kirk, Director of Audience Services, at 203.432.1522 or email@example.com.
FOR THE PLOT: AUDIO DESCRIPTION
December 14 at 2PM A live narration of the play’s action, sets, and costumes for patrons who are blind or have low vision. Pre-show description begins at 1:45PM.
December 14 at 1PM Prior to a performance, patrons who are blind or have low vision touch fabric samples, rehearsal props, and building materials to understand better what comprises the production design.
December 21 at 2PM A digital display of the play’s dialogue as it’s spoken.
BRAILLE AND LARGE PRINT
programs are available at the concierge desk in the theater lobby.
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Yale Rep’s youth programs are supported in part by: Bob and Priscilla Dannies; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fellows; George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee; Dawn G. Miller; Arthur and Merle Nacht; NewAlliance Foundation; Sandra Shaner; Esme Usdan.
GENERAL INFORMATION RESTROOMS are located in the lower level of the building. SEATING POLICY
Everyone must have a ticket. Sorry, no children in arms or on laps. Patrons who arrive late or leave the theater during the performance will be reseated at the discretion of house management. Those who become disruptive will be asked to leave the theater.
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 theater personnel and assisted in the evacuation of the building.
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Art Supply & Framing
YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA BOARD OF ADVISORS John B. Beinecke, Chair John Badham, Vice Chair Jeremy Smith, Vice Chair Nina Adams Amy Aquino Pun Bandhu Sonja Berggren Frances Black Carmine Boccuzzi Lynne Bolton Clare Brinkley Sterling B. Brinkley, Jr. Kate Burton
James Chen Lois Chiles Patricia Clarkson Edgar M. Cullman III Michael David 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
David Marshall Grant David Alan Grier Sally Horchow Ellen Iseman David G. Johnson Rolin Jones Jane Kaczmarek Asaad Kelada Sarah Long Cathy MacNeil-Hollinger Brian Mann Elizabeth Margid Drew McCoy David Milch Tom Moore Arthur Nacht
Jennifer Harrison Newman Carol Ostrow Amy Povich Liev Schreiber Tracy Chutorian Semler Tony Shalhoub Michael Sheehan Anna Deavere Smith Andrew Tisdale Edward Trach Esme Usdan Courtney B. Vance Donald Ware Shana C. Waterman Henry Winkler Amanda Wallace Woods
Thank you to the generous contributors to Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre LEADERSHIP SOCIETY ($50,000 and above) Nina Adams and Moreson Kaplan Anonymous (2) Dr. Richard Beacham John B. Beinecke Lois Chiles and Richard Gilder Nicholas Ciriello William H. Cowles Foundation The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Jerome L. Greene Foundation Lane Heard and Margaret Bauer William and Sarah Hyman David G. Johnson David H. Johnson Rocco Landesman The Frederick Loewe Foundation Tom Moore Estate of Dwight Richard Odle Alan Poul Robina Foundation Ruderman Family Foundation The Shubert Foundation Jeremy Smith
Meryl Streep Stephen Timbers Time Warner Foundation Nesrin and Andrew Tisdale Edward Trach Esme Usdan Estate of Zelma H. Weisfeld
Sonja Berggren and Patrick Seaver Burry Fredrik Foundation Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Anita Pamintuan Fusco and Dino Fusco Sarah Long National Endowment for the Arts Tracy Chutorian Semler
Americana Arts Foundation Carmine Boccuzzi and Bernard Lumpkin Lynne and Roger Bolton
Clare and Sterling Brinkley Jim Burrows Michael Diamond Educational Foundation of America Ettinger Foundation Heidi Ettinger Lily Fan Donald Granger Mabel Burchard Fischer Grant Foundation Ellen Iseman Jennifer Lindstrom Lucille Lortel Foundation Cathy MacNeil-Hollinger Neil Mazzella Arthur and Merle Nacht Seedlings Foundation Ted and Mary Jo Shen Talia Shire Schwartzman Carol L. Sirot Trust for Mutual Understanding Donald Ware
John Badham The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation Foster Bam
Pun Bandhu James Bundy and Anne Tofflemire Brett Dalton Michael S. David Scott Delman Terry Fitzpatrick Julie and Marcus Fuller Barbara and Richard Franke Sally Horchow Linda Gulder Huett Charles B. Johnson Jane Kaczmarek Ben Ledbetter and Deborah Freedman Eugene Leitermann Charles E. Letts III Adrianne Lobel Brian Mann David E. Moore James Munson NewAlliance Foundation Carol Ostrow Tony Shalhoub Pam and Jeff Rank Russ Rosensweig Michael and Riki Sheehan Philip J. Smith Sophie von Haselberg
contributors to Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre PRODUCER’S CIRCLE ($2,500–$4,999) Anonymous Frances Black Mark Blankenship Donald and Mary Brown Joan Channick and Ruth Hein Schmitt Jon Farley Marc Flanagan Anthony Forman JANA Foundation Fred Gorelick and Cheryl MacLachlan Rolin Jones Derek McLane Jonathan S. Miller Victoria Nolan and Clark Crolius Richard Ostreicher Dw Phineas Perkins Kenneth J. Stein Courtney B. Vance Marshall Williams
DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE ($1,000–$2,499)
Donna Alexander In memory of Anna Altman Victor and Laura Altshul Deborah Applegate and Bruce Tulgan Amy Aquino and Drew McCoy Paula Armbruster Mary Ellen and Thomas Atkins Richard and Alice Baxter John Lee Beatty Patricia Bennett and Rich Gold Jody Locker Berger Jeff Bleckner Cyndi Brown James T. Brown Kate Burton Ian Calderon Cosmo Catalano, Jr. Dana Cesnik and Brandon Doyle William Connor Peggy Cowles Stephen Coy Catherine and Elwood Davis Ramon Delgado Christopher Durang Glen R. Fasman Eric Gershman and Katie Liberman Rob Greenberg Jane Head Dale and Stephen Hoffman Donald Holder James Guerry Hood Elizabeth Kaiden Ann Judd and Bennett Pudlin Elizabeth Katz and Reed Hundt
Helen Kauder and Barry Nalebuff Rik Kaye Abby Kenigsberg Roger Kenvin Walt Klappert The Ethel & Abe Lapides Foundation George Lindsay, Jr. George A. & Grace L. Long Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee William Ludel Jane Lyman Thomas G. Masse and James M. Perlotto, MD Peter and Wendy McCabe Susie Medak Lawrence Mirkin Neil Mulligan Gather Myers Jim Phills Amy Povich Kathy and George Priest Lance Reddick Bill and Sharon Reynolds Dr. Michael Rigsby and Prof. Richard Lalli Deborah Rovner Liev Schreiber Alec and Aimee Scribner The Gary and Barbara Siegler Foundation Benjamin Slotznick Shepard and Marlene Stone Arlene Szczarba John Thomas III Carol M. Waaser Shana C. Waterman Steven Waxler Robert Wierzel Evan Yionoulis Steve Zuckerman
Actors’ Equity Foundation Mr. and Mrs. B.N. Ashfield Deborah S. and Bruce M. Berman Ashley Bishop Donald Brown Anne and Guido Calabresi Joy Carlin Sarah Bartlo Chaplin Daniel Cooperman and Mariel Harris Sean Cullen Bob and Priscilla Dannies Robert Dealy Martin Desjardins Alexander Dodge Janann Eldredge Bernard Engel Roberta Enoch and Steven Canner Peter Entin Susan and Fred Finkelstein Tony Foreman Betty and Joshua Goldberg
David Marshall Grant Eduardo Groisman Regina Guggenheim William B. Halbert Doug Harvey Jennifer Hershey Shane Hudson Mary and Arthur Hunt Peter Hunt Pam Jordan Barnet Kellman Harvey Kliman and Sandra Stein Hedda and Gary Kopf Frances Kumin Suttirat Larlarb Kenneth Lewis Chi-Lung Lui Charles H. Long Robert W. Lyons Peter Macon John McAndrew Jonathan Miller Margaret Morgan Daniel Mufson Laura Naramore Janet Oetinger Arthur Oliner F. Richard Pappas Louise Perkins and Jeff Glans Point Harbor Fund of the Maine Community Foundation Faye and Asghar Rastegar Jon and Sarah Reed David and Barbara Reif Abby Roth and R. Lee Stump Helen Sacks Dr. Mark Schoenfeld Anna Deavere Smith Dr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Spencer James Steerman Jeremy Stein Erich Stratmann Matthew Suttor David Sword Sarah Treem Sylvia Van Sinderen and James Sinclair Paul Walsh Mark Weaver Vera Wells Carolyn Seely Wiener Terrence Witter Steven Wolff Walton Wilson Donald Youngberg
Bruce Ackerman and Susan Rose-Ackerman Luis Alfaro Shaminda Amarakoon Momoudou Athie Georg’Ann Bona
Susan Brady and Mark Loeffler Tom Broecker Claudia Brown Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buckholz David Budries William Buck Jonathan Busky Susan Wheeler Byck Michael Cadden Aurélia and Ben Cohen Dean Lynn Cooley and Ted Killiam Claire A. Criscuolo John W. Cunningham F. Mitchell Dana Aziz Dehkan and Barbara Moss Kelvin Dinkins, Jr. Dennis Dorn Patricia Doukas Karen and Edwin Duval Michael Fain Evelina Fernandez Joel Fontaine David Freeman Shelley Geballe Carol Gibson-Prugh John Glover Stephen Godchaux Marian Godfrey LT Gourzong Rob Greenberg Lorence Gutterman Scott Hansen Douglas Harvey Barbara Hauptman Chuck Hughes David Henry Hwang Joanna and Lee A. Jacobus Elizabeth Kaiden Yuriko Kamada Bruce Katzman Edward Kaye Lindsay King James Kleinmann David Kriebs Maryanne Lavan and Larry Harris Bona Lee Max Leventhal and Susan Booth Suzanne Cryer Luke Adam Man Frederick Marker Tom McCarthy Deborah McGraw Diana Michta Janice Muirhead David Muse Regina and Thomas Neville George and Marjorie O’Brien Bruce Payne and Jack Thomas Lisa Rigsby Peterson Geoffrey Pierson Alec Purves Theodore Robb
Kerry Robinson and Michael Capello Theodore Robb Steve Robman Carolyn Rochester Howard Rogut Allen Rosenshine Fernande E. Ross Jean and Ron Rozett Robert Sandberg Dana Sanders Suzanne Sato Robin Sauerteig Kathleen McElfresh Scott Paul Selfa Eugene Shewmaker William Skipper Mary C. Stark Regina Starolis Nausica Stergiou Bernard Sundstedt Jeann Terrazzano Richard B. Trousdell Deborah Trout John Turturro and Katherine Borowitz Wendy and Peter Wells Dana Westberg George C. White Amanda Wallace Woods Guy and Judith Yale Pat and John Zandy Albert Zuckerman
Amy Brewer and David Sacco James and Dorothy Bridgeman Linda Briggs and Joseph Kittredge Linda Broker Christopher Brown Julie Brown Stephen and Nancy Brown Warwick Brown William Buck David Budries Stephen Bundy Richard Butler Susan Byck Barbara Bzdyra Michael Cadden David Calica Kathryn A. Calnan Robert Campbell H. Lloyd Carbaugh Lisa Carling David and Helen Carlson Sami Joan Casler Ricardo and Jenny Chavira James Chen Cynthia Clair Carl Clark Gary and Becky Cline Melissa Cochran Jack Cockerill Geoffrey Cohen Robert Cohen FRIENDS Magaly Colimon ($100–$249) Judith Colton and Anonymous Wayne Meeks Paola Allais Acree Forrest Compton Christopher Akerlind Aaron Copp Michael Albano Laurie Coppola Narda Alcorn Jennifer Corman Rachel and Ian Alderman Jim Crabtree Heath and Mary Aldridge Douglas and Roseline Dale Amlund Crowley Nephelie Andonyadis Alma Cuervo Michael Annand Scott Cummings Peter Aronson Donato Joseph D’Albis Stephen and Judy August Brian Dambacher Robert Auletta Katherine Day Angelina Avallone Peter De Breteville Sandra and Kirk Baird Mr. and Mrs. Paul DeCoster Emily Bakemeier and Sheldon Deckelbaum Alain Moreaux Elizabeth DeLuca Dylan Baker Connie and Peter Dickinson James Bakkom Derek DiGregorio Peter Barr Melinda DiVicino Robert Barr Megan and Leon Doyon Warren Bass Jeanne Drury William and Donna Batsford John Duran Michael Baumgarten Terry Dwyer Nancy and Richard Beals Anne D’Zmura Jennifer Bennick Laura Eckelman Todd Berling Phoebe and Kem Edwards Mark Bly Susan and Richard William Bohnert Ehrenkranz Anders Bolang Fran Egler Debra Booth Robert Einienkel Josh Borenstein Dr. Marc Eisenberg Michael Boyle Nancy Reeder El Bouhali Shawn Boyle Elizabeth English
Dirk Epperson David Epstein Dustin Eshenroder Frank and Ellen Estes Femi Euba Connie Evans John D. Ezell Ann Farris Richard and Barbara Feldman Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fellows Eugene Fidell and Linda Greenhouse Paul and Susan Birke Fiedler Terry S. Flagg Madlyn and Richard Flavell Keith Fowler Walter M. Frankenberger III Donald Fried Reynold Frutkin Richard Fuhrman Randy Fullerton Barbara and Gerald Gaab Josh Galperin James Gardner David and Joan Geetter Eugénie and Brad Gentry Lauren Ghaffari Nina Glickson and Worth David Lindy Lee Gold Robert Goldsby Diane Goldsmith Steven Gore Naomi Grabel Charles Grammer Bigelow Green Elizabeth M. Green Elizabeth Greenspan and Walt Dolde Joseph Grifasi Marion Grinwis Michael Gross John Guare David Hale Stephanie Halene Amanda Haley Alexander Hammond Ann Hanley Charlene Harrington Lawrence and Roberta Harris Frederick Hartung Brian Hastert Kathleen Hayes and John Hanson James Hazen Ethan Heard Beth Heller Robert Heller Ann Hellerman Steve Hendrickson Molly Hennighausen Chris Henry Jeffrey Herrmann Joan and Dennis Hickey Roderick Hickey Christopher Higgins
Gabrielle and Michael Hirschfeld Elizabeth Holloway Betsy Hoos Nicholas Hormann Susan Horrowitz Kathleen Houle David Howson Evelyn Huffman Derek Hunt Peter H. Hunt John Huntington John W. Jacobsen Chris Jaehnig Ina and Robert Jaffee Eliot and Lois Jameson Elizabeth Johnson Geoffrey Ashton Johnson Donald E. Jones, Jr. Jonathan Kalb Carol Kaplan Dr. and Mrs. Michael Kashgarian Dr. Jane Katcher Edward Kaye Patricia Keenan Jay B. Keene Asaad Kelada Roger Kenvin Peter Kim Carol Soucek King Susan Kirschner-Robinson and Shirley Kirschner William Kleb Dr. Lawrence Klein Elise F. Knapp David Koppel Joseph Kovalick Brenda and Justin Kreuzer David Kriebs Susan Kruger and Family Ann Kuhlman and Adel Allouche Tom Kupp Andrea Chi-Yen Kung Mitchell Kurtz William Kux Ojin Kwon Howard and Shirley Lamar Naomi Lamoreaux Marie Landry and Peter Aronson Michael Lassell James and Cynthia Lawler Martha Lidji Lazar Drew Lichtenberg Rita Lipson Irene Lewis Fred Lindauer Rita Lipson Robert Hamilton Long II Arthur Lueking Everett Lunning Andi Lyons Janell MacArthur Lizbeth Mackay Wendy MacLeod Alan MacVey James Magruder Dr. Maricar Malinis
contributors to Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre
Jocelyn Malkin, MD Geertruida Malten Peter Maradudin Marvin March Frederick Marker Patrick Markle Jonathan Marks Craig Martin Kenneth Martin Nancy Marx Maria Mason and William Sybalsky Maria Matasar-Padilla Craig Mathers Ben and Sally Mayer Marya Mazor Margaret and Robert McCaw Matthew McCollum Patrick and Linda McCrelles Robert McDonald Thomas McGowan Bill McGuire Robert McKinna and Trudy Swenson Patricia McMahon Susan McNamara Brian McManamon Charles McNulty Lynne Meadow James Meisner and Marilyn Lord Donald Michaelis Carol Mikesell Kathryn Milano Bruce Miller Jane Ann Miller Jonathan Miller Sandra Milles Lawrene Mirkin Frank Mitchell Jennifer Moeller Richard Mone George Moredock David and Betsy Morgan Beth Morrison Jay Mullen Jim and Eileen Mydosh Rachel Myers Rhoda F. Myers Jason Najjoum Mariko Nakasone Kate Newman Jennifer Harrison Newman Ruth Hunt Newman Gail Nickowitz Nancy Nishball Jane Nowosadko Mark Novom
Deb and Ron Nudel Adam O’Byrne Eileen O’Connor Sara Ohly Richard Olson Edward and Frances O’Neill Alex Organ Sara Ormond Kendric T. Packer Jacob Padrón Maulik Pancholy Michael Parrella Jeffrey Park Russell Parkman Dr. and Mrs. Michael Parry Dr. Gary Pasternack Alexandra Paxton Amanda Peiffer Peter and Linda Perdue William Peters Dr. Ismene Petrakis Joel Polis Lisa Porter Michael Posnick Jeffrey Powell and Adalgisa Caccone Gladys Powers Robert Provenza Jeffry Provost William Purves Sarah Rafferty Gail Reen Laila Robins Joan Robbins Sheila Robbins Nathan Roberts Peter S. Roberts Brian Robinson Lori Robishaw Priscilla Rockwell Doug Rogers Constanza Romero Melina Root Robert Rooy Stephen Rosenberg June Rosenblatt Joseph Ross Donald Rossler John Rothman Allan Rubenstein Dean and Maryanne Rupp Janet Ruppert Ortwin Rusch Raymond Rutan John Barry Ryan Dr. Robert and Marcia Safirstein Steven Saklad
Donald Sanders Robert Sandine and Irene Kitzman Adam Saunders Peggy Sasso Joel Schechter Anne Schenck Kenneth Schlesinger Georg Schreiber Jennifer Schwartz Forrest E. Sears Ellen Seltzer Subrata K. Sen John Shea III Morris Sheehan Paul R. Shortt Rachel Shuey Lorraine D. Siggins William Skipper Cindy and Mark Slane William and Elizabeth Sledge Gilbert and Ruth Small E. Gray Smith, Jr. Helena L. Sokoloff Suzanne Solensky and Jay Rozgonyi Charles Steckler Louise Stein Neal Ann Stephens John Stevens Mark Stevens Howard Steinman Michael Strickland Jarek Strzemien Katherine Sugg William and Wilma Summers Mark Sullivan Thomas Sullivan Jane Suttell Tucker Sweitzer and Jerome Boryca Janet Takami Jean and Yeshvant Talati Douglas Taylor Kathleen Taylor Jane Savitt Tennen Aaron Tessler Muriel Test Kat Tharp Pat Thomas Eleanor Q. Tignor, P.h.D David F. Toser David and Lisa Totman Russell L. Treyz Ellen Tsangaris Suzanne Tucker
Gregory and Marguerite Tumminio Leslie Urdang Joan van Ark Flora Van Dyke Carrie Van Hallgren Mark Anthony Wade Erik Walstad Brad Ward David Ward Barbara Wareck and Charles Perrow Cliff Warner John Weikart Rosa Weissman Charles Werner Kathleen Whitby Peter White Robert and Charlotte White Stanley Wiklinski Lisa A. Wilde Robert Wildman Annick Winokur and Peter Gilbert Alex Witchel Andrew Wolf* Arthur and Ann Yost Shoshana Zax Daniel Zelterman Robert Zoland
EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS
Aetna Foundation Ameriprise Financial Chevron Corporation Covidien General Electric Corporation IBM Mobil Foundation, Inc. Pfizer Procter & Gamble The Prospect Hill Foundation
Frances Black Anita Pamintuan Fusco Jane Kaczmarek Brian Mann
This list includes current pledges, gifts, and grants received from July 1, 2018, through November 1, 2019.
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 yalerep.org/support. 21
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THE PLOT by Will Eno, directed by Oliver Butler, Yale Repertory Theatre, November 29 to December 21, 2019.