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February 24–June 5, 2011
MARCH 11 TO APRIL 2
Organized by the Yale Center for British Art and the National Portrait Gallery, London. The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. Additional support is provided by the David T. Langrock Foundation.
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A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Welcome to William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet at Yale Rep! It is my pleasure to share with you the work of this remarkable company of artists under the dynamic leadership of Shana Cooper. On stage, you may recognize several cast members from other productions at our theatre dating back as far as 1984 and as recently as last season; while many others are making their Yale Rep debuts. Indeed, this production is a joyous celebration of generations of artists giving new voice to some of the most beautiful poetry ever written for the stage. The bridge between generations extends beyond the footlights as well: more than 2300 middle and high school students from New Haven and across the state will see Romeo and Juliet at a series of special early matinee performances which are the culmination of this year’s WILL POWER!, Yale Rep’s arts education program. WILL POWER! provides schools with teacher workshops, integrated curriculum support, classroom visits by artists and Yale Rep staff, and $10 student tickets. We thank the many supporters of Yale Rep who have made it possible for these students to see what may be their first production of a play by Shakespeare. I’m also thrilled to tell you about our plans for next season, which will begin in September and will feature Sarah Ruhl’s new version of Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece, Three Sisters; Shakespeare’s magical The Winter’s Tale, staged by Resident Director Liz Diamond; Molière’s A Doctor in Spite of Himself, which marks the return of Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp who brought The Servant of Two Masters to uproarious life last year; and three exciting world premieres, including Belleville by Amy Herzog and The Realistic Joneses by Pulitzer Prize finalist Will Eno.
Black Identities in American Art from the Yale University Art Gallery February 18–June 26, 2011 Yale Repertory Theatre patrons of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson are invited to the Yale University Art Gallery for a special tour of the exhibition on Saturday, February 19. Space is limited; to register, please call 203.432.9658 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Subscriptions are available now: online at yalerep.org, by phone (203) 432-1234, and downstairs in the lounge during intermission. And if you subscribe by April 29, Yale Rep is pleased to offer a free ticket to any remaining performance of Romeo and Juliet or the US premiere of Ingmar Bergman’s Autumn Sonata, directed by Robert Woodruff, which will play April 15–May 7. You can use the ticket yourself or share it with a friend. Thank you for joining us today. I look forward to seeing you and your guests at Yale Rep again soon, and in the meantime, to hearing your comments on what you’ve seen and heard, either in person or by email at email@example.com. Sincerely,
Kerry James Marshall, Untitled, 2009. Acrylic on PVC. Yale University Art Gallery, Purchased with the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund and a gift from Jacqueline L. Bradley, b.a. 1979. © Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
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MARCH 11 TO APRIL 2, 2011
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director
ROMEO AND JULIET BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DIRECTED BY SHANA COOPER Composer Choreographer Scenic Designer Costume Designer Lighting Designer Sound Designer Production Dramaturg Vocal Coach Fight Director
GINA LEISHMAN SEÁN CURRAN PO-LIN LI LEON DOBKOWSKI LAURA J. ECKELMAN JENNIFER LYNN JACKSON KEE-YOON NAHM GRACE ZANDARSKI RICK SORDELET
TARA RUBIN LAURA SCHUTZEL
Yale Repertory Theatre’s production is part of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national program of the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest.
This production is supported in part by the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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CAST (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)
BRIAN ROBERT BURNS CATHERINE CASTELLANOS WILLIAM DeMERITT
JOHN PATRICK DOHERTY MARCUS HENDERSON
Gregory/Ensemble Lady Montague/Ensemble David/Friar John Mercutio Tybalt
IRENE SOFIA LUCIO
CHRISTOPHER McHALE SEAMUS MULCAHY ANDY MURRAY FISHER NEAL JOSEPH PARKS CHRISTINA ROUNER BLAKE SEGAL ALICE SHIH GABRIEL SLOYER SARAH SOKOLOVIC HENRY STRAM KATHRYN ZUKAITIS
Montague Peter Capulet Abram/Ensemble Romeo Lady Capulet Balthasar/Ensemble Ensemble Sampson/Ensemble Rosaline/Ensemble Friar Laurence Ensemble
SETTING Verona, Italy THERE WILL BE ONE FIFTEEN-MINUTE INTERMISSION.
Two households both alike in dignity (In fair Verona, where we lay our scene) From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life, Whose misadventur’d piteous overthrows Doth with their death bury their parents’ strife. The fearful passage of their death-mark’d love And the continuance of their parents’ rage, Which, but their children’s end, nought could remove, Is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage; The which, if you with patient ears attend, What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend.
Here’s Much to Do with Hate Romeo and Juliet is probably the most famous love story in Western culture, recreated time and again for each and every generation. But the play has as many scenes of conflict and aggression as moments of romance. It begins with jokes of murder and rape and erupts into a violent brawl. The Prince can only break up the brawling by decreeing the death penalty for anyone who causes public unrest. There will be two more fights, and three men killed, before Romeo and Juliet take their lives in despair. This tragic outcome results from an ancient, vicious feud between the Montague and Capulet families. The names of these Italian households are semi-rooted in historical fact: in the thirteenth century, there were the Montecchis and Capellettis who belonged to different political factions. Interestingly, however, they lived in different cities and probably would not have come into direct conflict. Just as the historical roots of the feud are obscure, it is never mentioned in Shakespeare’s play what started it or why it has bred such inexorable hatred between the families. Societies during the Renaissance were bound by an honor code in which wrongs committed against a family member could be addressed by direct retribution. But revenge only calls for more revenge. After a certain point, aggression and cruelty feed on themselves, so deeply ingrained in society that their purposes are no longer questioned. Indeed, violence becomes a legacy passed down through the generations. The belligerent patriarchs of each family are role models for the young. The play’s language is studded with references to 10
a culture of volatility: Capulet loses his temper as soon as Juliet challenges his wedding plans, and Tybalt is described as being “deaf to peace” (III.i), only angered further by Romeo’s plea for a truce. The other side of Romeo’s capacity for the purest of loves is the inescapable fact that he kills two men in a state of rage, a mode of behavior that he may well have learned from Lord Montague. In this way, sons pay for the sins of their fathers. For the young boys, the fine line between game-playing and bloodshed is laid out in the opening quarrel of thumb-biting horseplay which suddenly shifts into a near-mortal skirmish. The male adolescent culture in the play is an extremely competitive pressure cooker of showing off and one-upmanship. What begins as Mercutio’s light, teasing ridicule of Tybalt’s swordplay (“Come sir, your passado.” [III.i]) transforms into an angry contest of fighting skill that shoves that play into a downward spiral of dire consequences. The tragedy of Romeo and Juliet hits harder because all of the casualties come from the younger generation. These are teenagers abruptly cut off in the prime of their youth, victims of a hatred they don’t even fully understand.
the production’s core concerns is to couple Shakespeare’s words with bodies in dynamic, even frenetic, motion. Fight director Rick Sordelet describes the fight sequences as a “physical dialogue” that can convey emotion just as strongly as the language itself. His role in the production is to create violence on stage that steers away from mere physical spectacle and to present an organic, gritty reality full of intensity and passion. Renaissance fighting techniques are translated into something that better reflects the reality of our contemporary culture of conflict. Physicality manifests itself in other ways as well: the Capulet feast, although not a fight scene, also contributes to the heated, sensual atmosphere that the characters inhabit. The Montague boys’ wild, rambunctious party crashing shows that not even a family party is
exempt from the rivalry, as the scene almost erupts into another fight when Tybalt discovers their trespassing. Romeo and Juliet’s Verona is also a place where sexuality is openly expressed. The production’s choreographer, Seán Curran, urges the actors at the Capulet’s dance to focus on a lower center of gravity—to move from their pelvises. The aim of both the fight sequences and the dance is to find a more primal connection to the body that evokes the sense of violence in the play. And it’s no coincidence that Shakespeare sets Romeo and Juliet in a sweltering, suffocatingly hot Italian summer, a place where a dangerous energy might explode at any minute. —KEE-YOON NAHM, PRODUCTION DRAMATURG, AND KATE ATTWELL, ASSISTANT DRAMATURG
BODY LANGUAGE From the beginning of the production process, director Shana Cooper has envisioned a Verona that is literally crumbling under ceaseless violence, a place where heated conflict could break out at any moment. This white-hot anger and unrest demand an intense physicality. Ms. Cooper believes that “when fully embodied, the language of this play takes our breath away; it makes our hearts beat faster.” One of AS PART OF HIS INITIATION, A NEW MEMBER IS KICKED AND BEATEN BY MEMBERS OF THE “18” GANG IN SAN SALVADOR. PHOTO BY JÉROME SESSINI FOR CORBIS.
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Shakespeare’s primary source for Romeo and Juliet was Arthur Brooke’s poem, The Tragical History of Romeus and Juliet. But Brooke’s adaptation was by no means the only version of this timeless tale that Shakespeare may have encountered. The earliest roots of Romeo and Juliet probably lie in the story of Pyramus and Thisbe from Ovid’s narrative poem, Metamorphoses, written in Latin in 8AD. Besides the basic story of forbidden love, Pyramus and Thisbe displays numerous similarities to Romeo and Juliet: lovers pulled apart by family hatred, a garden wall as a meeting place (a barrier between the lovers much like Juliet’s balcony), and a tragic double-suicide finale. Shakespeare may also have come into contact with the story in several novelle italiane (collected Italian short novels). Luigi da Porta’s 1530 version, A Story Newly Found of Two Noble Lovers, includes feuding families—Montecchi and Capelletti; is set in Verona; has a masked ball; and has characters named Marcuccio, Friar Lorenzo, and Thebaldo. There is, however, one surprising difference: da Porta’s Guilietta wakes before Romeo dies in the tomb, and she has time to speak to her lover before she commits suicide by holding her breath. In 1554, another Italian author, Matteo Bandello, published a version of the story, which includes the details that Romeo only learns his Julietta’s name as he leaves the ball and a Nurse who reveals Romeo’s identity to Julietta. In da Porta’s version, Guilietta asks the Friar for poison, for which he substitutes a sleeping potion; in Bandello, Julietta hopes to disguise herself as a boy and run away with Romeo, but the Friar suggests the sleeping potion instead.
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Bandello’s novelle was translated into French by Pierre Boaistuau, and from here the first version in English, Brooke’s Romeus and Juliet, appears in 1562. While Brooke’s differs little from Boaistuau’s, there are some additions, most obviously the allusion to Chaucer’s famous Troilus and Criseyde, as well as the emphasis on the morality in the story: in Brooke, it is Romeo and Juliet’s tempestuous behavior and lack of respect for their parents that lead to their deaths. –KATE ATTWELL, ASSISTANT DRAMATURG A 1535 WOODCUT OF ROMEO MONTECCHI AND GIULIETTA CAPELLETTI FROM LUIGI DA PORTO’S NOVELLE, A STORY NEWLY FOUND OF TWO NOBLE LOVERS.
CAST BRIAN ROBERT BURNS* (GREGORY/ENSEMBLE) previously appeared at Yale Rep in Richard II, directed by Evan Yionoulis. His New York stage credits include Goodbye New York, Goodbye Heart; Look Back in Anger; The Erotic Diary of Anne Frank; Caitlin and the Swan; One Night with Rael; and The English Channel. His other credits include The Young Man from Atlanta; The Time of Your Life; Burn This; Pericles; Troilus vs. Cressida; The Cider House Rules, Parts I and II; The Taming of the Shrew; Titus Andronicus; and If Found, Please Return to Charles Darwin by Mattie Brickman. Brian received his MFA from Yale School of Drama.
CATHERINE CASTELLANOS* (LADY MONTAGUE/ ENSEMBLE) is making her Yale Rep debut. She is an associate artist with California Shakespeare Theater, where her credits include the world premiere adaptation of Steinbeck’s Pastures of Heaven, Much Ado about Nothing, Romeo and Juliet, The Triumph of Love, Richard III, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Nicholas Nickleby Parts I & II, Othello, All’s Well That Ends Well, Henry IV, The Seagull, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other regional theatre credits include productions at Magic Theatre, San Jose Rep, Brava Theater; as well as performing for American Conservatory Theater, Arena Stage, Lensic Performing Arts Center, and Central Works with Paul Hawken. She is a company member of Campo Santo+Intersection for the Arts, collaborating with and performing in world premieres by Denis Johnson, Naomi Iizuka, Greg Sarris, Octavio Solis, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jessica Hagedorn, Luis Saguar, Junot Diaz, Vendela Vida, Dave Eggers, and Cherríe Moraga. She is the recipient of the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award. Catherine lives in San Francisco.
WILLIAM DeMERITT (DAVID/FRIAR JOHN) is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Uncle Vanya, elijah, and The Bottle Breakers. His other credits include The Phoenix (Yale Summer Cabaret); Missed Connections, The Wedding Reception (Yale Cabaret); Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles? (The Public Theater); Edward II (Red Bull Theater); Tartuffe (Arclight Theatre); Hamlet (Bridge Lane Theatre, London); The Slam Jam (Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre); The Rivals (Abingdon Theatre Company); Lessen (Bailiwick Repertory Theatre); Liz Swados’s The Violence Project (La MaMa E.T.C./New York Stage and Film); King John (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); and The Complete Works of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) in Hoboken, NJ. Television and film appearances include Law & Order: SVU, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, and the indie feature, What’s Up Lovely. He received his BFA in theatre from Marymount Manhattan College. 14
JOHN PATRICK DOHERTY* (MERCUTIO) previously appeared at Yale Rep in A Woman of No Importance. New York stage credits include The Coward (Lincoln Center Theater) and A Bright New Boise (Partial Comfort Productions). Other regional credits include The Torchbearers, The Good Negro (Williamstown Theatre Festival); and Henry V (Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey). He received his MFA from Yale School of Drama in 2010.
MARCUS HENDERSON* (TYBALT) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he has appeared in Eurydice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Seagull, Good Goods, and Jelly’s Last Jam. Other credits include A Raisin in the Sun, Othello, and Jesus Christ Superstar. He received a BA in theatre arts from Alabama State University, Montgomery in 2008.
CHRIS HENRY* (BENVOLIO) is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Jib, Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys, the things are against us, and Buffalo, Maine. He made his Yale Rep debut last season in The Servant of Two Masters. His other theatre credits include Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Williamstown Theatre Festival), End of Lines (Origin Theatre Company), and various productions at Columbia University and Carnegie Mellon University. He also has appeared on All My Children. He received his BFA in acting from Carnegie Mellon University.
BEN HORNER* (PARIS/ENSEMBLE) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, Eurydice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, House of Cards, Bones in the Basket, Hamlet, and The French Play. His other theatre credits include The Gods Are Pounding My Head! and Zomboid, both written and directed by Richard Foreman (Ontological-Hysteric Theater); Bingo with the Indians, written and directed by Adam Rapp, Smoke and Mirrors, seatingARRANGEMENTS (Flea Theater); As You Like It, The Tempest (Colorado Shakespeare Festival); Macbeth (Wachovia Playhouse); Mustard (La MaMa E.T.C.); The Phoenix and Sarah Ruhl’s Late: A Cowboy Song (Yale Summer Cabaret).
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CAST IRENE SOFIA LUCIO* (JULIET) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Eurydice, elijah, Orlando, The Droll, The Bedtrick, and Jelly’s Last Jam. She made her Yale Rep debut last season in The Master Builder. Her other credits include The Surrender Tree, Passing, The Maids, Antibiosis: (Yale Cabaret); After the Revolution, Golden Gate (Williamstown Theatre Festival Fellowship Projects); Amadeus, Macbeth (Chautauqua Theater Festival); Hedda Gabler, Laughing Wild, and Romeo and Juliet. She also appeared in the HBO Latino movie Casi Casi. Irene graduated from Princeton University with a degree in comparative literature.
CYNTHIA MACE* (NURSE) makes her Yale Rep debut in Romeo and Juliet. She played Sally opposite Lynn Redgrave in The Mandrake Root (the second of Ms. Redgrave’s quartet of family plays); Prism to Ms. Redgrave’s Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by David Schweitzer (Paper Mill Playhouse); and stood by for Ms. Redgrave in her final one-woman show, Nightingale, directed by Joseph Hardy (Manhattan Theatre Club). Other theatre credits include Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? opposite Brian Kerwin (Mark Taper Forum; Best Actress: Garland Award, Ovation Award nomination); Psychomachia (Artistic New Directions); Safe Home (Women’s Interart Center); and Lillian Hellman’s The Autumn Garden (Williamstown Theatre Festival). She has created roles in world premieres of plays by Murray Schisgal, Lee Blessing, Oliver Mayer, John Mighton, Jon Robin Baitz, and Tony Kushner (as the original Harper in Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika at the Mark Taper Forum).
GRAEME MALCOLM* (PRINCE) most recently appeared as Scrooge in McCarter Theatre’s A Christmas Carol. His previous Yale Rep appearances include Safe in Hell and Pentecost. His Broadway credits include Equus, Translations, Aida, The King and I, and M. Butterfly (First National Tour). Off-Broadway credits include A Dangerous Personality (Perry Street Theatre); Oroonoko (Theatre for a New Audience); Macbeth (The Public Theater); The Learning Curve (Beckett Theatre); Hapgood (Lincoln Center Theater); Aristocrats and Prin (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional: Absurd Person Singular (Barrington Stage); Moisés Kaufman’s 33 Variations (Arena Stage); Translations,
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Betrayal (McCarter Theatre Center); Under Milk Wood (Hartford Stage); Travesties (Long Wharf ); and Y2K (Actors Theatre of Louisville). TV and film: Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, Whoopi, Mr. Halpern & Mr. Johnson, The Extra Man, National Treasure, Everything’s Jake, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead, and The Eden Myth. He has narrated over 300 audio books.
CHRISTOPHER McHALE* (MONTAGUE) has previously appeared at Yale Rep in Night Is Mother to the Day, The Beach, Figaro/Figaro, Pentecost, Petersburg, Iphigenia at Aulis, and Richard II. His Broadway credits include Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, King Lear (Lincoln Center Theater); Julius Caesar; Execution of Justice; The Iceman Cometh; and Piaf. He also appeared Off-Broadway in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Julius Caesar, King John, Macbeth, Othello, Richard II, all at The Public Theater, and Domino at New York Theatre Workshop; as well as productions at Hartford Stage, Merrimack Rep, The Shakespeare Theatre Company (DC), Cleveland Playhouse, and Cincinnati Playhouse, among others.
SEAMUS MULCAHY** (PETER) is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama. His theatre credits include elijah (Yale School of Drama); Salome and Vaska Vaska, Glöm (Yale Cabaret); the Off-Broadway production of Our Town, directed by David Cromer; “MASTER HAROLD”…and the boys (Delaware Theatre Company); King Lear, Henry V, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey); as well as productions at Paper Mill Playhouse, Chautauqua Theater Company, and Peterborough Players. He also appears in the film One Fall. Seamus attended the British Academy of Dramatic Art in Oxford, in the summer of 2010. www.seamusmulcahy.com
ANDY MURRAY* (CAPULET) is making his Yale Rep debut. At the California Shakespeare Theatre he has appeared in over twenty five productions, including Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Leontes in The Winter’s Tale, Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Mark Antony in Julius Caesar, Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Antipholus Twins in The Comedy of Errors, and Jacques in As You Like It. He has also worked at the McCarter in Princeton, New Jersey; the Shakespeare Theatre in DC; Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE; Seattle Rep; Kansas City Rep; American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco; Berkeley Rep; San Jose Rep; Magic Theatre; Marin Theatre Company; and Shakespeare Santa Cruz, among others. TV: Nash Bridges. He lives in New York City. 17
CAST FISHER NEAL** (ABRAM/ENSEMBLE) is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Every Other Hamlet In The Universe, Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys, and Buffalo, Maine. His Yale Cabaret credits include Missed Connections, Radio Station, Salome, and Vaska Vaska, Glöm. Recent regional credits include Macbeth, You Can’t Take It with You (Chautauqua Theater Company); The Little Foxes and King Lear at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, as well as Romeo and Juliet and Nevermore as part of their Shakespeare Live! company; The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Clarence Brown Theatre); and Big Bill (world premiere, Williamstown Theatre Festival). Fisher received his BA from the University of Tennessee.
BLAKE SEGAL* (BALTHASAR/ENSEMBLE) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include Jib, Eurydice, Paradise Lost, The Seagull, The Droll, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Yale Cabaret credits include Bones in the Basket, Waking, and The Surrender Tree. Regional credits include Amadeus, The Winter’s Tale, Arcadia, An Incident (Chautauqua Theater Company); The Corn Is Green, Cold Hard Cash, Big Money, Wing It (Williamstown Theatre Festival/Fellowship Project); Carousel (Paper Mill Playhouse); and Don’t Hug Me (Heritage Theatre Festival). Blake will reprise his role as Mozart in Chautauqua Theater Company’s Amadeus this May with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. He received a BA from the University of Virginia in political and social thought and religious studies.
JOSEPH PARKS* (ROMEO) was previously seen at Yale Rep in Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice and Richard II. His Off-Broadway credits include Eurydice (Second Stage Theatre). Regional credits include Broadway Bound (The Old Globe); The History of Invulnerability, Love Song (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Slay the Dragon (American Conservatory Theater); The Sweetest Swing in Baseball (Magic Theatre); Wintertime (San Jose Repertory Theatre); In the Red and Brown Water, Run Mourner Run, The Ghost Sonata, and Venus (Yale School of Drama). He has also appeared on Law & Order. He received his MFA from Yale School of Drama and is a co-founding member of new theater house.
CHRISTINA ROUNER* (LADY CAPULET) previously appeared at Yale Rep in The Black Dahlia and Tartuffe. New York credits include Coram Boy on Broadway; and Off-Broadway: The Duchess of Malfi, Tom Ryan Thinks He’s James Mason…, Halfway Home, Three Tall Women (and National Tour). Other credits include the tours of The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Epilogue; Pera Palas, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Long Wharf); Vita and Virginia (The Globe Theatre); Spinning Into Butter (Alliance Theatre); Hamlet, Hedda Gabler (Guthrie Theater); Continental Divide (La Jolla Playhouse); Death Takes a Holiday, Ad Wars, Inherit the Wind (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Cymbeline (Playmakers Rep); Permanent Collection (CENTERSTAGE); Amy’s View, Communicating Doors (San Jose Rep); The Importance of Being Earnest (Portland Stage Company); Dancing at Lughnasa (Westport Country Playhouse), and many others. Film and television: MacGruber, Taking Chance, Fur, The Skeptic, Crazy Like a Fox, Herman U.S.A., Sex and the City, New York Undercover, All My Children, One Life to Live, and Law & Order (recurring). Christina is a graduate of Yale College and The Juilliard School. 18
ALICE SHIH (ENSEMBLE) is making her Yale Rep debut. Previous theatre credits include Washington and Lee Theater’s Kiss Me, Kate. Television credits include the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (dancer). She has appeared in Roanoke Ballet Theatre’s Peter and the Wolf (as the Wolf), Tapestry Dance Company’s Esprit!, and was featured as a soloist in American Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive’s Swan Lake. Dance has also allowed Ms. Shih the opportunity to travel as a Goodwill Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago. Additionally, her choreography has been featured across the country, including at American College Dance Festival. Ms. Shih is currently a second-year law student at Yale, where she is a dancer and choreographer for Yaledancers.
GABRIEL SLOYER* (SAMPSON/ENSEMBLE) is thrilled to be back at Yale and working at Yale Rep. On this stage, he performed in Dramat productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Our Town, and The Full Monty. In New York City, Gabriel has appeared at The Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, The Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Players Theatre, SoHo Playhouse, and Repertorio Español. He was recently seen in The Contemporary Shakesperience and The Dreamer Examines His Pillow. Gabriel trained at Yale, The Moscow Art Theatre, and Gardzienice in Poland. For more information, please visit www.gabrielsloyer.com.
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CREATIVE TEAM SARAH SOKOLOVIC** (ROSALINE/ENSEMBLE) is a third-
year acting student at Yale School of Drama, where her credits include Jib, the friendship of her thighs, Othello, Paradise Lost, The French Play, Every Other Hamlet In The Universe, and Man in Love. Other credits include Waking, Skintight, The Wedding Reception, The Rocky Horror Show, and Vaska Vaska, Glöm (Yale Cabaret); Fly By Night (Yale Summer Cabaret); Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Killer Joe, Bash (Bialystock and Bloom); A Month in the County, Translations (Milwaukee Rep); A…My Name Is Alice (Madison Repertory Theatre); Medea, Homebody/Kabul, Under Milk Wood (Chamber Theatre); The Merchant of Venice, Cymbeline (Milwaukee Shakespeare); The Taming of the Shrew and Cymbeline (Montana Shakespeare in The Park). She will appear in the Playwrights Horizons mainstage production of The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World this spring. She is also the proud recipient of the Jerome L. Greene Scholarship.
HENRY STRAM* (FRIAR LAURENCE) has appeared on Broadway in Inherit the Wind, The Crucible, Titanic, and Spring Awakening (First National Tour). His Off-Broadway credits include John Singer in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (New York Theatre Workshop/The Acting Company); See What I Wanna See, The Winter’s Tale, Timon of Athens, Henry V, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Bright Room Called Day (The Public Theater); Unwrap Your Candy, Christina Alberta’s Father (Vineyard Theatre); The Grey Zone (MCC Theater); My Head Was a Sledgehammer, The Mind King, and Eddie Goes to Poetry City (Ontological-Hysteric Theater). His recent regional theatre credits include Bus Stop (Huntington Theatre Company), Rocket to the Moon (Long Wharf), and Stanley in The Birthday Party (McCarter Theatre). Henry is a graduate of Juilliard and a recipient of a 1996 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance.
KATHRYN ZUKAITIS (ENSEMBLE) is making her Yale Rep debut. She is a third-year master’s student at Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music, where she studies religion and literature. Kathryn received her BA from Haverford College in 2007; she has also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and Ruprecht-Karls-Universität in Heidelberg. She trained in dance primarily at the Omaha Academy of Ballet and has performed with Omaha Dance Project and student dance companies at Creighton University, the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Bryn Mawr College, and Yale University.
SHANA COOPER (DIRECTOR) Recent projects include the Black Swan Lab, a new play workshop series and The (Un)Fortunates (workshop), a new musical by Three Blind Mice (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); The Three Sisters (The Studio/ New York); and A Lie of the Mind (American Conservatory Theater MFA program). Shana is a founding member of new theater house, where she has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Whale Play by Victor I. Cazares, and Twelfth Night (in collaboration with actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival). Other credits include Oklahoma! (Hangar Theatre, associate director); as well as productions at Willamette Repertory Theatre, Sonoma Repertory Theatre, Cal Shakes Student Company, Washington Shakespeare Festival, Amherst College, and Willamette University (Guest Artist), and Magic Theatre’s Young California Writer’s Project. Shana was the Associate Artistic Director of the California Shakespeare Theater from 2000–2004. She is the recipient of a 2010 Princess Grace Award, Drama League Directing Fellowship, a TCG Observership Grant, the Phil Killian Directing Fellowship (Oregon Shakespeare Festival), and a member of the first annual Jack O’Brien Director’s Lab. She received her MFA from Yale School of Drama, where she was awarded the Julian Milton Kaufman Memorial Prize. Upcoming projects include Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and The Taming of the Shrew at the California Shakespeare Theater.
SEÁN CURRAN (CHOREOGRAPHER) made his mark as a leading dancer with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and as an original member of the OffBroadway cast of Stomp. He is the Artistic Director of Seán Curran Dance Company. Choreography projects include Yale Rep’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Lulu, and The Taming of the Shrew; Broadway: Cymbeline, The Rivals (both at Lincoln Center Theater), James Joyce’s The Dead; Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Taming of the Shrew (The Shakespeare Theatre); Nixon in China, Street Scene, La Traviata (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis); L’Étoile, Alcina, Turandot, Capriccio, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Alcina, Acis and Galetea (New York City Opera); My Life with Albertine (Playwrights Horizons); As You Like It (The Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park); Roméo et Juliette (Metropolitan Opera); and Daphne (Santa Fe Opera). He recently directed Salome for San Francisco Opera and will remount the production for Opéra Montréal this winter. He will direct Daughter of the Regiment for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis next summer. Awards: New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” and New York Foundation for the Arts Choreographer Fellowships.
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CREATIVE TEAM LEON DOBKOWSKI (COSTUME DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include La Ronde and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. His other credits include Flowers and Other Stories, Nijinsky’s Last Dance (Yale Cabaret); Romance/Romance (Cape May Stage); Hedwig and the Angry Inch (Yale Summer Cabaret); The Leopard and the Fox (Alter Ego, NYIT Award Nomination Outstanding Costume Design); 6969 (59E59); and Smoking Bloomberg (New York Musical Theatre Festival). Assistant design credits include The Little Mermaid, Shrek the Musical (Broadway); as well as productions at Goodspeed Musicals, Paper Mill Playhouse, Signature Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Live from Lincoln Center, George Street Playhouse, MCC, Irish Repertory Theatre, Norwegian Cruise Lines, and the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Gold Unit. Mr. Dobkowski is the 2010–2011 recipient of the Donald and Zorka Oenslager Scholarship in Stage Design. www.leondobkowski.com. For Big Trace.
LAURA J. ECKELMAN (LIGHTING DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama. Most recently, she designed the world premiere of Bossa Nova at Yale Repertory Theatre. Other credits include elijah, Orlando, Phèdre, and Hamlet (Yale School of Drama); Good Words, Far Away, Radio Station, Hold for Beauty, and Three Sisters, or the Dormouse’s Tale (Yale Cabaret); Fly By Night, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Late: A Cowboy Song (Yale Summer Cabaret); Crave, Somewhere in the Pacific, Scenes from an Execution (Potomac Theater Project); Ghosts and Bus Stop (Columbia University). She has received regional and national awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and is a proud alumna of Middlebury College.
Eckert’s adaptation of the Orpheus myth; and 21 POSITIONS: A Cartographic Dream of the Middle East by Abdelfattah Abusrour, Lisa Schleisinger, and Naomi Wallace. Scores for other plays of Shakespeare include Twelfth Night (Critics Circle Award), Cymbeline, The Winter’s Tale, and As You Like It (all for Cal Shakes). Collaborations with other artists include directors Robert Woodruff, Lisa Peterson, Daniel Fish, Jonathan Moscone, and Joseph Chaikin, choreographers David Gordon, Bebe Miller, and Deborah Slater, and performance artist John Kelly. She leads various ensembles including Kamikaze Ground Crew, a vehicle for original composition; Mr. WauWa, a quintet dedicated to the songs of Bertolt Brecht, and sundry solo projects. Recordings can be found on Koch Jazz, New World, Busmeat, and GCQ Records. www.ginaleishman.com
PO-LIN LI (SCENIC DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where he designed the sets for elijah and Orlando. Other credits include José Rivera’s Flowers and Other Stories (Yale Cabaret); Macbeth, Hello Out There, The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year, Merrily We Roll Along, Emma, and Rent at National Taiwan University, where he received his BA in theatre and drama. www.polinli.com
KEE-YOON NAHM (PRODUCTION DRAMATURG) is a second-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where his credits include the things are against us. He has also written the play Out of the Blue, which was seen at Yale Cabaret. He received his BA in English language and literature and Korean language and literature from Korea University in Seoul, South Korea. His writing has appeared in Contemporary Western Theatre Directors, Volume 2 (Korea), and Polish Theater Perspectives (forthcoming). He is currently a managing editor of Theater Magazine.
JENNIFER LYNN JACKSON (SOUND DESIGNER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her sound design and original music credits include Uncle Vanya, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Seagull. She is also the sound designer for The Tall Girls at the School of Drama’s Carlotta Festival of New Plays this spring. She has served as assistant sound designer for Compulsion, Rough Crossing (Yale Repertory Theatre); and Les Misérables (Pioneer Theatre Company). She earned her BFA with an emphasis in sound design from the University of Utah in 2008. During the summer, she often spends her time teaching for a youth theatre program in Salt Lake City, Utah. Currently, she is writing her first musical.
GINA LEISHMAN (COMPOSER) composed the score for Molière’s The Imaginary Invalid at Yale Rep in 1999. Recent theatre projects in New York include Septimus and Clarissa, Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptation of Mrs. Dalloway; Uncivil Wars, David Gordon’s adaptation of Brecht’s Roundheads and Peakheads; Orpheus X, Rinde
KIRSTEN PARKER* (STAGE MANAGER) is a third-year MFA candidate at Yale School of Drama, where her stage management credits include La Ronde, Hamlet, The French Play (assistant), and The Robbers (assistant). Her Yale Cabaret credits include The Rocky Horror Show, Underneath the Lintel, Erebus and Terror, and Bones in the Basket. She has also served as assistant stage manager on The Servant of Two Masters and The Master Builder at Yale Rep. She stage managed at the Ensemble Theatre Company in Santa Barbara, CA, for two seasons, which included Betrayal, Visiting Mr. Green, The Memory of Water, The Violet Hour, This Is How It Goes, The Clean House, The Uneasy Chair, Thérèse Raquin, The Syringa Tree, and Old Wicked Songs. Before joining ETC, she stage managed a number of productions at the University of California at Santa Barbara, Center Stage Theater, and Santa Barbara City College. She received Bachelor’s Degrees in English and dramatic art from UCSB.
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CREATIVE TEAM TARA RUBIN CASTING (CASTING DIRECTORS) has been casting at Yale Rep since 2004. Broadway: Promises, Promises; A Little Night Music; Billy Elliot (adult casting); Shrek; Guys and Dolls; The Little Mermaid; Mary Poppins; Jersey Boys; The Producers; Mamma Mia!; The Phantom of the Opera; The Country Girl; Young Frankenstein; The Farnsworth Invention; Rock ’n’ Roll; The History Boys (US casting); Les Misérables; Spamalot; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Pirate Queen; Good Vibrations; Bombay Dreams; Oklahoma!; Flower Drum Song; Imaginary Friends; Metamorphoses (New York casting). Lincoln Center Theater: Happiness, The Frogs, Contact, Thou Shalt Not, A Man of No Importance, Anything Goes (concert). The Kennedy Center: Mame, Mister Roberts, The Sondheim Celebration, and Tennessee Williams Explored. The Old Globe: Robin and the Seven Hoods, The First Wives Club, Sammy. Film: The Producers: The Musical. Members, Casting Society of America.
RICK SORDELET (FIGHT DIRECTOR) Fifty Broadway productions, including Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid, and Aida. More than fifty productions all over the world, including Cyrano de Bergerac starring Placido Domingo at the Metropolitan Opera, The Royal Opera House, and the LaScala in Milan. Stunt coordinator for the films The Game Plan starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Dan in Real Life starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche, and Hamlet starring Campbell Scott. He served as the chief stunt coordinator for Guiding Light. Rick sits on the board of the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and is a company member of Drama Dept. He teaches at Yale School of Drama, The New School for Drama, and The Neighborhood Playhouse; and he is the author of the play Buried Treasure. Rick is a proud recipient of the Edith Oliver Award for Sustained Excellence from the Lucille Lortel Foundation. He is married to actress Kathleen Kelly and has three children: Kaelan, Christian, and Collin.
GRACE ZANDARSKI (VOCAL COACH) has taught voice at Yale School of Drama since 2002. Her vocal coaching credits include The Comedy of Errors and The Master Builder at Yale Rep, as well as productions at the New Victory Theatre, McCarter Theatre, and BAM. Grace has also served on the faculties of Fordham University, A.R.T./Harvard, and The Actors Center. She has taught master classes for the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab and The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab. She was named Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework in 1998. She has worked with both actors and professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including the financial sector, law, and sales, as well as celebrity speakers and politicians. Her clients include the ABA, Barclays Bank, the United Nations, and Morgan Stanley. In addition, she continues to work as an actor and director. Acting credits include the McCarter Theatre, Wilma Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and American Conservatory Theater. Education: MFA, American Conservatory Theater; BA, Princeton University.
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE JAMES BUNDY (ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) is in his ninth year as Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre. In his first eight seasons, Yale Rep has produced more than twenty world, American, and regional premieres, five 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 has also commissioned more than two dozen artists to write new work and provided low-cost theatre tickets and classroom visits to thousands of middle and high school students from Greater New Haven through WILL POWER!, an educational program initiated in 2004. Mr. Bundy’s directing credits include The Psychic Life of Savages, The Ladies of the Camellias, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Woman of No Importance, Death of a Salesman, and A Delicate Balance at Yale Rep, as well as productions at 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 currently serves 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 and Yale School of Drama. VICTORIA NOLAN (MANAGING DIRECTOR) is in her 18th 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 CENTERSTAGE, Managing Director at Ram Island Dance Company in Portland, Maine; and she has held various positions at Loeb Drama Center of Harvard University; TAG Foundation, an organization producing Off-Broadway modern dance festivals; and Boston University School for the Arts. Ms. Nolan has been an evaluator for the National Endowment for the Arts, for which she has chaired numerous grant panels, and has served on other panels and foundation review boards including the AT&T Foundation, The Heinz Family Foundation, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund, and the Metropolitan Life Foundation. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT) and on numerous negotiating teams for national labor contracts. A Fellow at Yale’s Saybrook College, she is the recipient of the Betsy L. Mahaffey Arts Administration Fellowship Award from the State of Connecticut and the Elm/Ivy Award, given jointly by Yale University and the City of New Haven for distinguished service to the community. JENNIFER KIGER (ASSOCIATE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR) is in her sixth year at Yale Rep and is also director of the new play programs of the Yale Center for New Theatre, an artist-driven initiative that supports the creation of new plays and musicals for the American stage through commissions, residencies, workshops, and productions. Ms. Kiger came to Yale Rep from South Coast Repertory (SCR), where she was Literary Manager 26
from 2000 to 2005 and served as Co-Director of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. She was dramaturg on more than 40 new plays at SCR, including the world premieres of Rolin Jones’s The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Amy Freed’s The Beard of Avon, and the West Coast premieres of Sarah Ruhl’s The Clean House and Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics. Prior to that, she served as production dramaturg at American Repertory Theatre, collaborating with Robert Brustein, Robert Woodruff, Liz Diamond, and Kate Whoriskey, and with multi-media director Bob McGrath on stage adaptations of Robert Coover’s Charlie in the House of Rue and Mac Wellman’s Hypatia. She has been a dramaturg for the Playwrights’ Center of Minneapolis and Boston Theatre Works and a panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council. Ms. Kiger completed her training in Dramaturgy at the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University, where she taught courses in acting and dramatic arts. BRONISLAW SAMMLER (PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR) 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 Yale’s President, Richard C. Levin. He is co-editor of Technical Brief and Technical Design Solutions for Theatre, Vols. I & II. 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 We Have Always Lived in the Castle, The Master Builder, Passion Play, Richard II, Eurydice, a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard, and the world premiere of The Clean House. A professional stage manager for more than twenty years, he has worked in regional, stock, and Broadway theatre. 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, CENTERSTAGE 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 12 years old, and Katie, age 10.
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE STAFF James Bundy, Artistic Director Victoria Nolan, Managing Director Jennifer Kiger, Associate Artistic Director
Resident Artists Paula Vogel, Playwright-in-Residence Liz Diamond, Evan Yionoulis, Resident Directors Catherine Sheehy, Resident Dramaturg Ming Cho Lee, Set Design Advisor Michael Yeargan, Resident Set Designer Jane Greenwood, 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
Barry Kaplan, Senior Staff Writer Susan C. Clark, Development Associate Belene Day, Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Marketing & Communications Reynaldi Lolong, Development Assistant Finance and Information Technology Katherine D. Burgueño, Director of Finance and Human Resources Denise Zaczek, Associate Director of Finance Cristal Coleman, Hanna Hejmowski, Ashlie Russell, Business Office Specialists Randall Rode, Information Technology Director Daryl Brereton, Associate Information Technology Director Mara Hazzard, Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium Toni Ann Simiola, Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Information Technology, Operations, and Tessitura Laura Puopolo, Business Office Assistant Niti Mehta, Information Technology Assistant
Associate Artists 52nd Street Project, Kama Ginkas, Mark Lamos, MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generations Theatre, Bill Rauch, Sarah Ruhl, Henrietta Yanovskaya
Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services Anne Trites, Director of Marketing and Communications Steven Padla, Senior Associate Director of Communications Daniel Cress, Senior Associate Director of Marketing Rachel Smith, Associate Director of Marketing Artistic Administration Susan Kim, Associate Director of Marketing Amy Boratko, Literary Manager and Communications Kay Perdue Meadows, Artistic Associate Jennifer Harrison Newman, Associate Director of Marketing Maya Cantu, Artistic Coordinator Sarah Stevens-Morling, Online Communications and Tanya Dean, Hannah Rae Montgomery, Literary Associates Advertising Manager Tara Rubin, CSA; Laura Schutzel, CSA; Casting Directors Marguerite Elliott, Publications Manager Dale Brown, CSA; Merri Sugarman, CSA; Eric Woodall, CSA; Lico Whitfield, Marketing Assistant Casting Associates Rachel Harris, Graphic Design and Production Assistant Kaitlin Shaw, Casting Assistant Scott McKowen, Punch & Judy Inc., Graphic Designers Ruth M. Feldman, Director of Education and Joan Marcus, Production Photographer Accessibility Services Janna J. Ellis, Associate Director of Audience Services Teresa Mensz, Library Services Assistant and Tessitura Specialist Josie Brown, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Laura Kirk, Assistant Audience Services Director Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director Tracy Baldini, Subscriptions Coordinator Laurie Coppola, Senior Administrative Assistant for London Moses, Audience Services Assistant the Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Sam Bolen, Amanda Culp, Courtney Engle, Tiffany Lin, Playwriting, and Stage Management Departments Jeffrey Reinhardt, Emily Sanna, William Smith, Mary Volk, Senior Administrative Assistant for the Joanna Wilson, Box Office Assistants Design and Sound Design Departments
Suzanne R. Appel, Martha O. Jurczak, Associate Managing Directors Matthew Gutschick, Assistant Managing Director Jennifer Lagundino, Management Assistant Emalie Mayo, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director Katie Liberman, Company Manager
Operations Diane Galt, Director of Facility Operations Rich Abrams, Operations Associate Paul Catalano, Arts and Drama Zone Superintendent VonDeen Ricks, Custodial Team Leader Marcia Reily, Building Attendant Lucille Bochert, Vermont Ford, Warren Lyde, Mark Roy, Custodians
Theater Safety and Occupational Health Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Debbie Ellinghaus, Senior Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Elizabeth Elliott, Jennifer Harrison Newman, Associate Directors of Development
William J. Reynolds, Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health Jacob Thompson, Security Officer Ed Jooss, Audience Safety Officer Fred Grier, Customer Service and Safety Officer
Bronislaw J. Sammler, Production Supervisor James Mountcastle, Production Stage Manager Jonathan Reed, Senior Associate Production Supervisor Grace Pavuk, Senior Administrative Assistant to the Production Department Costumes Tom McAlister, Costume Shop Manager Robin Hirsch, Associate Costume Shop Manager Mary Zihal, Senior Draper Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Draper Deborah Bloch, Senior First Hand Linda Kelley-Dodd, Costume Project Coordinator Denise O’Brien, Wig and Hair Design Barbara Bodine, Company Hairdresser Linda Wingerter, Costume Stock Manager Electrics Donald W. Titus, Lighting Supervisor Jason Wells, Linda Young, Head Electricians Jacqueline Deniz Young, Assistant to the Lighting Supervisor Painting Ru-Jun Wang, Scenic Charge Angie Meninger, Scenic Artist Keri Kriston, Assistant Scenic Artist April Nichole Chateauneuf, Allison Jackson, Assistants to the Painting Supervisor Properties Brian Cookson, Properties Master David P. Schrader, Properties Craftsperson Jennifer McClure, Properties Assistant Bill Batschelet, Properties Stock Manager C. Nikki Mills, Assistant to the Properties Master Scenery Don Harvey, Neil Mulligan, Technical Directors Alan Hendrickson, Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Eric Sparks, Shop Foreman Matt Gaffney, Sharon Reinhart, Master Carpenters Brandon Fuller, Ryan Gardner, Shop Carpenters Michael Backhaus, Kenyth X. Thomason, Assistants to the Technical Director Sound Josh Loar, Sound Supervisor Paul Bozzi, Staff Sound Engineer Orlando Chavez, Assistant to the Sound Supervisor Projections Erich Bolton, Projection Supervisor Steven Dalton, Head Projections Technician Stage Operations Janet Cunningham, Stage Carpenter Kate Begley Baker, Properties Runner Elizabeth Bolster, Wardrobe Supervisor Charles Harbert, Sound Operator Amy Jonas, Assistant to the Stage Carpenter
ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR ROMEO AND JULIET
Illana Stein, Assistant Director Hannah Wasileski, Assistant Scenic Designer Jayoung Yoon, Assistant Costume Designer Solomon Weisbard, Assistant Lighting Designer Matthew Otto, Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer Kate Attwell, Assistant Dramaturg Alice Shih, Dance Captain Fisher Neal, Fight Captain Gina Noele Odierno, Assistant Stage Manager Joe Stoltman, Associate Production Supervisor Andrew V. Wallace, Technical Director Michael Backhaus, Nora Hyland, Assistant Technical Directors Christopher Russo, Master Electrician Daniel Perez, Assistant Properties Manager Lisa McDaniel, Carpenter Kathleen Zeranski, Painter Harry Johnson, Judianne Wallace, Drapers Jung Griffin, Kristen Johnson, Costume Crafts Reynaldi Lolong, Jonathan Wemette, Assistant Company Managers Caitie Hannon, House Manager Michael Bateman, Alan C. Edwards, Allison Jackson, Sidney Erin Johnson, Alexandra Ripp, Jack Tamburri, Run Crew
UNDERSTUDIES Josiah Bania, Abram/Balthasar/David/Friar John/Ensemble Joshua Bermudez, Paris/Ensemble Tim Brown, Gregory/Sampson/Ensemble Brian Robert Burns, Romeo Brett Dalton, Mercutio Robert Grant, Prince Jack Moran, Friar Laurence Michael Place, Montague Max Roll, Capulet Blake Segal, Benvolio Gabriel Sloyer, Tybalt Sarah Sokolovic, Juliet Hannah Sorenson, Lady Montague/Rosaline/Ensemble Shannon Sullivan, Lady Capulet Babak Tafti, Peter Carmen Zilles, Nurse Cover photo courtesy of Getty Images.
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Romeo and Juliet March 11 to April 2, 2011 University Theatre, 222 York Street
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PARTNERS ($500–$999) Mr. and Mrs. B. Ashfield Mary Ellen and Thomas Atkins Alexander Bagnall* Jack W. Belt Alice B. and James T. Brown Martin Caan and Carol Petschek Joy G. Carlin* Anna Cascio* Cosmo Catalano, Jr.* John Conklin Bob and Priscilla Dannies* Ramon L. Delgado Cory and Bob Donnalley Charitable Foundation* Elizabeth Doyle* Roberta Enoch and Steven Canner Peter Entin* Michael T. Fulton and Catherine Hernandez Wray Steven Graham* Donald Granger Rob Greenberg William B. Halbert* Karsten Harries and Elizabeth Langhorne* Barbara Hauptman Michael Haymes and Logan Green Jane C. Head* Jennifer Hershey* Donald Holder John Robert Hood* Rolin Jones* Donald and Candice Kohn Frances Kumin* Mildred Kuner* Charles Long and Roe Curtis* Linda Lorimer and Charley Ellis Brian Mann John McAndrew Johanna D. McAuliffe* Susie Medak Daniel Mufson Arthur Oliner Amy Povich* Pamela and Arthur Rank Alan Rosenberg* Tony Shalhoub Sandra Shaner Jaroslaw Strzemien* Thomas Thurston Shirin Devrim Trainer Lee Stump Carol M. Waaser*
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Keith Fowler Walter M. Frankenberger III Abigail Franklin Karen Freedman Linda and Gary Friedlaender* Reynold Frutkin Randy Fullerton Richard Fuhrman* Barbara and Gerald Gaab* David Gainey Jim and Eunice Galligan Anne Galvin Joseph Gantman* Dr. Lonnie Garris Jr. Steven Gefroh Stuart and Beverly Gerber Robert Gerwien Patricia Gilchrist* Morfydd and Gilbert Glaser Robert Glen William Glenn Neil Gluckman* Susan Gobel Marian Godfrey Lindy Lee Gold* Norma and Myron H. Goldberg Sandra Goldmark* Robert Goldsby* Timothy and MaryHelen Goldsmith* David Gorton Lori S. Gorton Charles F. Grammer Kris and Marc Granetz Katharine Grant Bigelow Green Elizabeth M. Greene* Joe Grifasi Karen Grimmell Alan A. Grudzinski Eugene Gurlitz Dr. Ronald and Maria Hagadus Anne Hamburger Alexander Hammond Ann T. Hanley* Jerome R. Hanley* David W. Hannegan Scott Hansen Harold Harlow John Harnagel Charlene Harrington Lyndsay N. Harris Betty and Walter Harris James T. Hatcher Ihor Hayda James Hazen Robert Heller* Patricia Helwick
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NO BOUNDARiES: A SERiES OF GLOBAL PERFORmANCES
nameless forest conceived and directed by dean moss in collaboration with sungmyung chun
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YALE REPERTORY THEATRE u.s. premiere
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Yale Repertory Theatre gratefully acknowledges the Carol L. Sirot Foundation for underwriting the assistive listening systems in our theatres.
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A live narration of the play’s action, sets, and costumes for patrons who are blind or low vision.
open captioning (OC)
You’ll never again have to ask, “What did they say?” Open Captioning provides a digital display of the play’s dialogue as it’s spoken. Open Captioning and Audio Described performances are on Saturdays at 2PM. AD pre-show description begins at 1:45PM.
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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.
As part of Yale Rep’s commitment to our community, we provide two significant youth theatre programs. Since our 2003–04 season, WILL POWER!, which offers teacher training and curricular support prior to seeing a selected play at Yale Rep, has served more than 14,300 Connecticut students and educators. The Dwight/Edgewood Project brings eight middle school students from New Haven’s Augusta Lewis Troup Middle School to Yale Rep for a monthlong, after-school playwriting program designed to strengthen their self-esteem and creative expression.
Yale Repertory Theatre’s accessibility services are supported in part by The Seedlings Foundation and the Carol L. Sirot Foundation.
restrooms There is an accessible restroom in the main lobby. Additional restrooms are located downstairs.
YALE REP’S EDUCATION PROGRAMS
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FROM TOP: SCHOOLS GATHERING FOR WILL POWER!; THE DWIGHT/EDGEWOOD PROJECT, 2010.
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