THE SALVAGERS Yale Repertory Theatre 2023

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CONTENTS A Note from the Artistic Director......5

For This Production............................20

Title Page..................................................7

Yale Repertory Theatre Staff............ 21

Cast Page..................................................8

Accessibility Services and Team..... 24

From Our Dramaturg.............................9

Youth Programs................................... 26

Cast Bios.................................................. 12

David Geffen School of Drama Board of Advisors............................ 27

Understudy Bios...................................14 Creative Team Bios.............................. 15

Our Donors............................................ 27

Yale Repertory Theatre, the internationally celebrated professional theater in residence at David Geffen School of Drama, has championed new work since 1966, producing well over 100 premieres—including two Pulitzer Prize winners and four other nominated finalists—by emerging and established playwrights. Seventeen Yale Rep productions have advanced to Broadway, garnering more than 40 Tony Award nominations and ten Tony Awards. Yale Rep is also the recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Established in 2008, Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre has distinguished itself as one of the nation’s most robust and innovative new play programs. To date, the Binger Center has supported the work of more than 70 commissioned artists and underwritten the world premieres and subsequent productions of more than 30 new plays and musicals at Yale Rep and theaters across the country.


David Geffen School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre train and advance leaders in the practice of every theatrical discipline, making art to inspire joy, empathy, and understanding in the world.

VALUES Artistry

We expand knowledge to nurture creativity and imaginative expression embracing the complexity of the human spirit.


We put people first, centering wellbeing, inclusion, and equity for theatermakers and audiences through anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices.


We build our collective work on a foundation of mutual respect, prizing the contributions and accomplishments of the individual and of the team.


We wrestle with compelling issues of our time. Energized by curiosity, invention, bravery, and humor, we challenge ourselves to risk and learn from failure and vulnerability.


Alma Martinez and Camila Moreno in a scene from Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles by Luis Alfaro, directed by Laurie Woolery. Photo © Joan Marcus, 2023.

A NOTE FROM THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Welcome to Yale Repertory Theatre! I am delighted you are here with us today for the world premiere of The Salvagers by Harrison David Rivers. Commissioned by Yale Rep, with development and production support provided by the Binger Center for New Theatre, this play is our first opportunity to invite the New Haven community to connect with his artistry. Harrison is a writer of striking invention and insight. His acclaimed plays have been produced by theaters across the country, including the bandaged place at Roundabout Theatre Company in New York and This Bitter Earth at TheaterWorks in Hartford. In The Salvagers, he puts centerstage a relationship we rarely see explored in any medium: that of a Black man and his father, only 14 years apart in age. We have been inspired by a story of a family’s resilience and the complexity of a journey toward healing. It is also a joy to introduce you to Mikael Burke, a Princess Grace Award-winning director based in Chicago, who made his Connecticut debut earlier this year with Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage, also at TheaterWorks. Under his remarkable leadership, the beautifully observed and humorous world of The Salvagers has been realized by a magnificent company of actors and dozens of artistic, technical, and management colleagues. The Salvagers is our final offering of 2023; we will continue our season in the spring with two more productions. Resident Director Liz Diamond will stage the genre-defying Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill. Hailed by The New York Times as “a wondrous play that plumbs the depths of 21st-century terrors, large and small,” the play will run March 8–30. Following that will be The Far Country, Lloyd Suh’s intimate and epic tale set on both sides of the Pacific Ocean in the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Running April 26–May 18, the finalist for the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Drama will be directed by Ralph B. Peña. Thank you for joining us in this busy time of year: we are grateful that you have chosen to spend your time at Yale Rep. As always, I look forward to hearing your thoughts about The Salvagers or any of your experiences here at our theater: my email address is On behalf of the entire Yale Rep community, I wish you a joyous holiday season. We look forward to sharing with you the pleasures we have in store for 2024! Sincerely,

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James Bundy, Artistic Director | Florie Seery, Managing Director PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF



Tislarm Bouie Scenic Designer

B Entsminger Costume Designer

Risa Ando Lighting Designer

Nic Vincent Sound Designer

Stan Mathabane Projection Designer

John Horzen Production Dramaturg

Eric M. Glover Technical Director

Luke Tarnow-Bulatowicz

The Salvagers was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre. Development and production support are provided by Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre. Yale Repertory Theatre gratefully acknowledges Carol L. Sirot for generously funding the 2023–24 season. Yale Repertory Theatre thanks our 2023–24 season funders:

Vocal Coach

Grace Zandarski Fight and Intimacy Director

Michael Rossmy Casting Director

Calleri Jensen Davis Stage Manager

Season Sponsor:

Nakia Shalice Avila 7

Cast in order of appearance Boseman Salvage Junior.......................................................................................................Taylor A. Blackman Boseman Salvage Senior................................................................................................ Julian Elijah Martinez Nedra Salvage........................................................................................................................................................ Toni Martin Elinor DeWitt............................................................................................................................................. McKenzie Chinn Paulina Kenston............................................................................................... Mikayla LaShae Bartholomew

Place & Time Chicago, off the Belmont L stop. Fall 2013 to early spring 2014. The Salvagers is performed without an intermission.

Understudy Cast in alphabetical order Elinor DeWitt......................................................................................................................................... Mariah Copeland Nedra Salvage...................................................................................................................................... Cindy De La Cruz Paulina Kenston................................................................................................................. Janiah-Camile François Boseman Salvage Junior................................................................................................................................ Karl Green Boseman Salvage Senior................................................................................................................................................. LAW

Assistant Stage Managers.................................................................................................... Alexus Jade Coney

.......................................................................................................... Josie Cooper

Content Guidance This production contains profanity, sexual content, and depictions of mental illness and self-harm. The herbal cigarettes used in this production are tobacco- and nicotine-free. Production effects include haze.

Recording and Photo Policy

The taking of photos or use of recording devices of any kind in the theater is prohibited. 8

The Little Man on the Red Line ‘L’ Names When you’re Black, everybody thinks that they know you, and when you’re named Boseman Salvage Junior, born to a teen couple, even more so. In his essay “Hidden Name and Complex Fate” (1964), Ralph Ellison argues that Black people’s full names play various roles in how others see us collectively and how we see ourselves individually. Our names “must be made our own,” writes Ellison, Black people reclaiming our names and seeking to use our names as protective clothing. As Black people know the magic involved in— and the suggestive power of—names so well, our names can affect our selfesteem, image, perception, regard, respect, and sense of worth as individuals. The effect on the junior Salvage, of being named after the senior, has been that the name has come to be delimiting for him. Harrison David Rivers’s The Salvagers is about, among other subject matters, falling short of, meeting, and indeed exceeding the expectations associated with your name. Between fall 2013 and spring 2014 in Lake View, Chicago, about one year into then-President Barack Obama’s second term, and about six months before then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel covered up the police department’s killing of Laquan McDonald, Junior is back home from New York, where he struggled to make it as a professional actor in the theater. Junior is “angry at the world and searching for a way out,” even as “a dance/A heightened expression of interior monologue” protects him from the weariness of the ways of the world (stage directions). Junior’s father, Boseman Salvage Senior, is a locksmith, who is practiced at unlocking all doors but the one standing between him and his son. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s adage that only light can drive out darkness and that only love, hate, continues to ring true in Rivers’s play. Enter Elinor DeWitt, a substitute teacher, and Paulina Kenston, a waitperson—the former sweet on Senior and the latter sweet on Junior. And re-enter Junior’s mail-carrier mother, Nedra 9

Salvage, who used to be married to Senior until her late thirties, and who used to take care of Junior when Senior ripped and ran the streets. Where Boseman is the American form of the German Bösemann, meaning “bad, poor” and “common, evil,” Elinor, Paulina, and Nedra are French, Spanish, and Arabic in origin, meaning “light,” “small,” and “brightness.” The noun salvage is something rescued from destruction in a calamity, and the verb salvage refers to saving something, especially from ruin and wreckage.

Renaissances Edmund’s “Thou, nature, art my goddess” from King Lear and Hamlet’s “To be, or not to be” soliloquies also help Junior find sounding and signification in his circumstance. According to Errol Hill’s Shakespeare in Sable: A History of Black Shakespearean Actors (1984) from pre-Civil War America to the 1970s when Ira Aldridge, Henrietta Vinton Davis, Gloria Foster, Earle Hyman, James Earl Jones, Paul Robeson, S. Morgan Smith, Jane White, and Charles Winter Wood were all handed their proper dues as interpreters of William Shakespeare, “[t]he enthusiasm of black actors for Shakespeare is genuine and perennial. Frequent disparagement from within and without the race has not dulled their ardor.” Just as Shakespeare fashions Leontes, his wife Hermione, and their daughter Perdita in The Winter’s Tale, so too Rivers fashions Senior, Nedra, and Junior as father, 10

mother, and son in The Salvagers. Hermione’s lady’s maid is also named Paulina in the Bard’s early seventeenth-century play, one of his last, and a romantic comedy with tragic elements aplenty.

Trains Railroads, from Zora Neale Hurston’s Color Struck (1926) to August Wilson’s Two Trains Running (1992), have long represented autonomy in the Black cultural imaginary. In his essay “The Little Man at Chehaw Station: The American Artist and His Audience” (1986), Ellison advises artists never to disregard ordinary people, who are forgotten by bastions of cultural imperialism. Junior, when not busing and clearing tables, salting and shoveling sidewalks, untying snow boots, and wiping his nose, is riding the Chicago Transit Authority’s Red Line ‘L.’ Although Junior seeks a way out of his mundane, humdrum existence by riding a CTA train frequently, Junior is Rivers’s way of loving on Black people in the US, body and soul: “I write to assert my humanity in a country that tells me/[and others who look like me]/ that our lives don’t matter” (artistic statement). Rivers’s The Salvagers loves authentically, compassionately, desperately, fiercely, and out loud while also reminding us that all lives won’t matter until Black ones do. —Eric M. Glover, Production Dramaturg

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in alphabetical order


Mikayla LaShae Bartholomew*

Taylor A. Blackman* he/him

(Paulina Kenston) is beyond grateful to be making her Yale Repertory Theatre debut! Recently she appeared as the eldest of the Williams sisters in the Academy Award-winning film King Richard (Warner Brothers). Additionally, she is a two-time NAACP Image Award nominee and leads the 2023 NAACP Image Award-winning short film titled Dear Mama (SXSW, The New Yorker, Best Actor CFF). She is 2020 Special Tony Award recipient for her work with the Broadway Advocacy Coalition and Artist Ambassador at the NYCLU. Selected credits and upcoming projects: Grace, So You’re Just Sitting with Her While She Bleeds, The Bottoms, The Niceties (RTCC Award Winner); Pure (HBO Max); The Great Khan, WET, A Doll’s House: Part 2. Facilitator/Programs Producer: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, The Lion King, Girl from the North Country, Broadway for Black Lives Matter… Again, What Now: Unplugged, and the Arts in Action Festival. Mikayla holds a B.F.A. in theater performance, with minors in pre-nursing, gender, sexuality, and women’s studies from Virginia Commonwealth University. Gratitude to God, Mama and Pops, Mya Lauren, Max, and her manager Barney Slobodin for believing in her always. Our stories matter.

(Boseman Salvage Junior) is really excited to be making his Yale Rep debut. Most recently, Taylor was seen on the Broadway National tour of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. Notable collaborations include work with Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout Theatre Company, The Movement Theatre Company, The Public Theater, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and New York Stage & Film. Television and film credits: FBI (CBS), Alternatino (Comedy Central). Writing credits/commissions: It’s Karen, B**** (Fire This Time Festival/ 2024 Commission), To Infinity (Roberta P Sloan/EST Commission), Riverside Drive (Hi-ARTS Residency), Black Boy Writes Competition (Semi-Finalist). Movement director credits: Sweet Chariot (The Public Theater/Under the Radar Festival). Taylor is currently in development of a new devised piece with Shariffa Ali and Vuyo Sotashe titled, “Hero.” Big love and thank you to his partner Davon Williams, his manager ChiChi Anyanwu, Ayanna Bakari, Stewart Talent, and his friends and family.

McKenzie Chinn* (Elinor DeWitt) is honored to make her Yale Rep debut as Elinor in The Salvagers. McKenzie has originated roles in the world premiere plays Sender and Lottery Day by Ike Holter, The Belfast

Girls by Jaki McCarrick, and Nothing to Lose…But Our Chains by Felonious Munk, among others. Regional credits include work with Steppenwolf, Goodman, Woolly Mammoth, The Studio Theatre, and others. McKenzie recently made her stage directing debut with the world premiere of Alaiyo at Chicago’s Definition Theatre. Her on-camera credits include recurring and guest star roles on ABC’s Will Trent, Fox’s The Big Leap, CBS’s The Red Line, and others. She is a 2021 Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Lab fellow, and is the writer and director of the short film A Real One, which one the Gold Hugo in its category at the Oscar-qualifying 2023 Chicago International Film Festival.

Toni Martin* she/her (Nedra Salvage) is making her Yale Rep debut. Broadway: Airline Highway (Manhattan Theatre Club). Regional (selected): The Crucible (Delaware Rep), Skeleton Crew (Westport Country Playhouse), Nina Simone: Four Women (Arena Stage Theatre), Airline Highway (Steppenwolf Theatre), A Raisin in the Sun (TimeLine Theatre). Television: Chicago Fire, New Amsterdam (NBC), Gypsy (Netflix), Gotham (FOX), God Friended Me (CBS), Three Women and Billions (Showtime). Awards: Black Theatre Alliance Award: Best Supporting

Actress, A Raisin in the Sun. Upcoming: Nina Simone: Four Women (Kansas City Rep/Milwaukee Rep). Education: B.F.A., University of WisconsinMilwaukee; M.A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. @theetonimartin

Julian Elijah Martinez* (Boseman Salvage Senior) is so grateful to return to Yale Repertory Theatre, where he was last seen in Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3. Recent theater credits: Network (Broadway, with Bryan Cranston), This Land Was Made (Vineyard Theatre), Sanctuary City (New York Theatre Workshop), and Anatomy of a Suicide (Atlantic Theater Company). Regional: King Lear (Shakespeare Theatre Company) and 9 Circles (Forum Theatre, Helen Hayes nomination). Select television: Wu-tang: An American Saga, Law & Order: SVU, Prodigal Son, and Elementary. Julian is a member of The Acting Company and Board Member of Developing Artist. M.F.A., David Geffen School of Drama.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


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Mariah Copeland she/her (understudy, Elinor DeWitt) is a secondyear actor at David Geffen School of Drama, where she has worked on Fucking A, furlough’s paradise by a.k. payne, as well as play at Yale Summer Cabaret. Mariah has acted in productions at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Northlight Theatre, About Face Theatre, BoHo Theatre, and others in her hometown of Chicago. She graduated from Northwestern University, where she received a B.A. in theater.

Cindy De La Cruz (understudy, Nedra Salvage) is a Bronx-bred first generation, Dominican-American artist and producer and a second-year actor at David Geffen School of Drama, where she appeared in HELLYOUTALMBOUT and Color Boy. She is an Artistic Producer of the Dominican Artists Collective. Producing credits include Sharing Sessions and Sharing Sessions with Los Pros (Dominican Artists Collective); Tools for an Artist in Process (creator and co-produced with NYTW and Oye Group); Aqui ’Tamos and Vessel of Woman (The Tank). She has worked as an actor at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Olney Theatre Center, People’s Light, Atlantic Theater, Florida Studio Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Arden Theatre, Westcoast


Black Theatre Troupe, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Asolo Repertory Theatre, among others. Television: Blue Bloods (CBS), The Village (NBC), Blindspot (NBC). Film: Ro & The Stardust and What Doesn’t Float (Apple TV, Amazon Prime).

Janiah-Camile François (understudy, Paulina Kenston) is a fourth-year actor at David Geffen School of Drama, where she’s been seen in furlough’s paradise, rent free, Macbeth, and The Misanthrope, among others. She is an alumna of Harvard University and has trained at the British American Drama Academy (BADA), the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), and the Guthrie Theater.

Karl Green he/him (understudy, Boseman Salvage Junior) is a fourthyear actor at David Geffen School of Drama, where his credits include HELLYOUTALMBOUT, The Misanthrope, The Cherry Orchard, Julius Caesar, Esme, and Color Boy. He has originated roles in the world premiere of Eve’s Song by Patricia Ione Lloyd (The Public Theater) and Socrates by Tim Blake Nelson (The Public Theater); as well as runboyrun by Mfoniso Udofia (New York Theatre Workshop). He holds a B.F.A in acting from NYU Tisch, where he studied at the Stella Adler Studio and Classical

Studio, as well as the Shanghai Theatre Academy and NYU Florence. This past summer he studied at the British American Drama Academy (BADA) at Oxford University.

LAW (understudy, Boseman Salvage Senior) is a secondyear actor at David Geffen School of Drama, where he appeared in HELLYOUTALMBOUT and Color Boy. He was seen on Broadway in Girl from the North Country (u/s Joe Scott) and Waitress as Cal. Some of his regional credits are Sex with Strangers, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Seminar. His film and television credits are Little Voice on Apple TV and Miles Ahead. He’s grateful for his beautiful daughter and the opportunity to be at the Geffen School.

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Risa Ando (Costume Designer) is a fourth-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where she designed the costumes for furlough’s paradise and Next to Normal. She received a B.F.A. in costume design from SUNY Purchase College. Selected credits include Mamma Mia! (Forestburgh Playhouse, NY), #4 (Yale Cabaret), Switch No Otoko (Éclo, Tokyo), Dracula (Gekidan Ijin-Butai, Tokyo), Otoko-kai (Gekidan Ijin-Butai, Tokyo), The Best Place For Love (Fire & Ice Production, Dublin),

Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles (Wonderland Productions, Dublin).

Nakia Shalice Avila* she/they (Stage Manager) is a black afro-latine abolitionist, dreamer, and multihyphenate artist. Credits include Today is My Birthday, the ripple, the wave that carried me home (Yale Rep); Skeleton Crew, Othello (Trinity Repertory Company); Big River (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Familiar, True West (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); I was waiting for the echo of a better day (Fisher Center at Bard); The Tempest (Elm Shakespeare Company); the father, the son, and the holy spirit (Yale Summer Cabaret); love i awethu further, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, and Macbeth (David Geffen School of Drama). Nakia holds a B.A. in psychology from Claflin University. They dedicate their work on this production to the black and queer stage managers before them.

Tislarm Bouie (Choreographer) is a choreographer and creative director from Brooklyn. He attended Professional Performing School and University of the Arts for Dance. He’s a Princess Grace Award winner for theater and a Drama Desk nominee for Roundabout Theatre Company’s OffBroadway production of the bandaged place. His work has been supported by residencies at Ars Nova and CUNY Dance Initiative. As a performer, select credits include In the Heights (film), Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (Broadway), Saturday Night Live, and

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. He’s danced for Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jon Batiste, and Bebe Rexha, and appeared in advertisements for Vogue, Estee Lauder, and Cadillac.

Mikael Burke (Director) is a Chicago-based director, deviser, and educator. A Princess Grace Award winner in Theatre and Jeff Award-nominated director, Mikael has worked with Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, About Face Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Northlight Theatre, Raven Theatre, Jackalope Theatre Company, First Floor Theater, American Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, The Story Theatre, Refracted Theatre Company, and Windy City Playhouse in Chicago, and regionally with TheaterWorks Hartford, Forward Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Urbanite Theatre, Theatreworks Colorado Springs, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, Phoenix Theatre Indianapolis, and Third Avenue Playworks. Mikael previously served as Associate Artistic Director of About Face Theatre and has taught at DePaul, Roosevelt, and Butler Universities. Recent directing credits include Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage; the Chicago premiere of Tambo & Bones by Dave Harris; Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage; The Magnolia Ballet by Terry Guest (2022 Jeff Award— Production, Short Run); Fireflies by Donja R. Love (2022 Black Theatre Alliance Award—Best Direction of an 16

Ensemble). M.F.A., The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Calleri Jensen Davis (Casting Director) is a creative casting partnership among James Calleri, Erica Jensen, and Paul Davis of over 20 years. They began their collaboration with Yale Rep last season with Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles and the ripple, the wave that carried me home. Broadway credits: The Piano Lesson, Topdog/Underdog, for colored girls..., Thoughts of a Colored Man, Burn This, Fool for Love, The Elephant Man, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Of Mice and Men, Venus in Fur, A Raisin in the Sun, 33 Variations. Television: Love Life, Queens, Dickinson, and The Path, to name a few.

Alexus Jade Coney (Assistant Stage Manager) is a fourth-year M.F.A. candidate in stage management at David Geffen School of Drama, where her credits include furlough’s paradise, Marys Seacole, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Manning, and Bodas de sangre/Blood Wedding. Other credits include The Bleeding Class (Chautauqua Theater Company); Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Between Two Knees (Yale Repertory Theatre); BURNBABYBURN: an american dream, Bakkhai (Yale Summer Cabaret). Alexus was recently the Stage Management Apprentice for New York Stage and Film’s 2023 Summer Season. She proudly holds a B.A. in English from Yale University. Much love to Nakia, Josie, and this incredible company; what a privilege it’s been!

Josie Cooper she/her (Assistant Stage Manager) is a second-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama. Select stage management credits include for the honey, you gotta say when (New York Theatre Workshop/Frances Black Projects, the Geffen School); Grand Concourse, Color Boy, Julius Caesar, Esme (the Geffen School); Mean Girls, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses, Spring Awakening (Weston Drama Workshop); She Kills Monsters (Mount Holyoke College). Josie holds a B.A. in theater arts with a minor in mathematics from Mount Holyoke College. She sends love and gratitude to her friends and family for their joyous support.

B Entsminger they/he (Scenic Designer) is currently pursuing their M.F.A. at David Geffen School of Drama, where their credits include Marys Seacole. Other scenic design credits include The Dastardly Thornes v. The Town of Goldhaven, Sleeping Car Porters (The Brick); Tulsa Swinton Variety Hour (Flux Factory); L.A. Pretty Boy (Playwrights Horizons Theater School); Fatboy, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (The Overtime Theater); and The Gas Heart (The McNay Art Museum). Assistant/associate credits include Affinity (the Geffen School) and True West (Tobin Center, Texas). B holds a B.A. from Trinity University, San Antonio.

Eric M. Glover (Production Dramaturg) is an Assistant Professor Adjunct at David Geffen School of Drama and a Faculty Fellow in the Center for the Study of Race,

Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration. Glover served as a production dramaturg at Yale Rep for productions of the ripple, the wave that carried me home, Choir Boy, and A Raisin in the Sun (canceled due to COVID-19).

John Horzen he/him (Projection Designer) is a fourth-year M.F.A. candidate in projection design at David Geffen School of Drama. He received his bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University and is constantly examining the connective tissue that binds his rhyming loves of producing, designing, and communal music-making in order to discover new ways of storytelling. John’s selected projection credits include The Planets (Woolsey Hall, co-projection designer), Cuatro Bailes (The Bushnell, Co-Producer and Set/Projections designer), and The Kite Runner (Broadway, 3D Animator). | @johnhorzen

Stan Mathabane (Sound Designer) is a sound designer, audio engineer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, actor based in New York City, by way of Portland, Oregon—the coastal opposite of his birthplace, High Point, North Carolina. Stan’s work spans theater, film, dance, virtual/augmented reality, video games, installation, and live performance. His design has resonated with audiences of the U.S. National Exhibition produced in collaboration with USITT at the Prague Quadrennial, The Public Theater: Under the Radar Festival, The Juilliard School, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Stanford Live, and more. Stan is a fourth-year 17

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sound designer at David Geffen School of Drama, where his credits include Color Boy. He also served as assistant sound designer and engineer for Choir Boy and Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles at Yale Rep. | @stanmathabane

Harrison David Rivers (Playwright) is an award-winning playwright, librettist, and television writer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. His works include we are continuous (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geva Theatre Center, New Conservatory Theatre Center), the bandaged place (NYSF, Roundabout Theatre), This Bitter Earth (NCTC, Penumbra, About Face, Theater Alliance, Richmond Triangle Players, The Road, InterAct, TheaterWorks Hartford, Seattle Public, Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre), among others, and the musicals We Shall Someday with Ted Shen and I Put a Spell on You with Nubya Garcia. His television credits include One of Us is Lying (Peacock), The Nevers (HBO), and Wytches (Amazon). Harrison is a recipient of McKnight, Jerome, and Van Lier Fellowships; residencies with the Siena Art Institute, New York Theatre Workshop, Williamstown, Geva, and Duke University; and commissions from Roundabout, Transport Group, Geva, La Jolla Playhouse, History Theatre, and Minnesota Opera. He sits on the Board of Directors of The Movement Theatre Company and Playwrights’ Center. M.F.A., Columbia University.


Michael Rossmy (Fight and Intimacy Director) is a Resident Fight and Intimacy Director for Yale Rep, a lecturer in acting at David Geffen School of Drama, and the Stage Combat and Intimacy Advisor for Yale College. Broadway credits include A Tale of Two Cities, Cymbeline, and Superior Donuts. Regional theater credits include The Public Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, Goodspeed Musicals, Paper Mill Playhouse, Asolo Rep, The Old Globe, TheaterWorks Hartford, Princeton University, The Acting Company, Soho Rep, the Geffen Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Kansas City Rep, People’s Light, and others. He was nominated for a 2017 Drama Desk Award for his work on Troilus and Cressida for The Public Theater’s production in Central Park. Recent credits include Cyrano De Bergerac at Kansas City Rep directed by Nelson T. Eusebio III and the world premiere of Bonez written and directed by Steve Broadnax III. Upcoming is the New York premiere of Sally & Tom by Suzan-Lori Parks.

Luke Tarnow-Bulatowicz he/him (Technical Director) is a fourth-year technical design and production student at David Geffen School of Drama, where his credits include Next to Normal. He also served as assistant technical director for Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles at Yale Rep last season. Prior to Yale, Luke attended the University at Buffalo, where he received a B.A. in theater technology and a minor in computer science.

Nic Vincent (Lighting Designer) is a Brooklyn-based lighting designer. He designs for theater, dance, opera, film, and everything in-between. Recent Off-Broadway includes Lincoln Center Theater LCT3, Roundabout, Atlantic, New Ohio, and New York Live Arts. Other Credits include Bonez, Thurgood (People’s Light); The Indigo Room (Under the Radar/La Mama); Wéi 成为 (Aki Studio/Tiger Princess Dance); Wolf Play, Everybody, Constellations (Brown/Trinity Rep); NIGHTGOWNS (Sasha Velour/Quibi); El Huracán (Yale Repertory Theatre/ The Sol Project); The Barber of Seville (Sacramento Opera); All the Lonely Women and DirectorJam (Rattlestick). He is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada ADC IATSE 659. M.F.A., David Geffen School of Drama.

Grace Zandarski (Vocal Coach) is Associate Chair of the Acting program and Head of Voice and Text at David

Geffen School of Drama, where she has taught Voice since 2002. She has coached numerous productions at Yale Rep and the Geffen School including The Brightest Thing in the World, An Enemy of the People, Hamlet, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Between Two Knees. New York coaching credits include the Mike Nichols productions of Death of a Salesman and Betrayal (Broadway), The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide… (The Public Theater), and Homebody/ Kabul (BAM). She was named Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework in 1998. Grace is a member and Board Chair of The Actors Center Workshop Company, a member of Pantheatre (Paris), SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and VASTA. Acting credits include McCarter Theatre, OSF Ashland, Wilma Theatre, and ACT. Directing credits include the Peer Gynt Project and Chekhov Shorts. M.F.A., American Conservatory Theater; B.A., Princeton University.



Ro Burnett

Assistant Scenic Designer

Assistant Projection Engineer

Jessie Baldinger

Shawn Poellet

Assistant Costume Designer

Projection Content Creator

Tricie Bergmann

Christian Killada

Associate Lighting Designer

Projection Programmer

Jiahao (Neil) Qiu

Sam Skynner

Assistant Sound Designer and Engineer

Run Crew

Emilee Biles Assistant Projection Designer

Ke Xu Film Lighting Director

Giovanna Drummond, Grayson Richmond, Andrew Rincón, Ty Ruwe, Kiyoshi Shaw, Ellora Venkat, Yichen Zhou. Run Crew Swings

Rosie Donoghue, Chinna Palmer, Mike Winch

Kyle Stamm


Fight Captain

Associate Managing Director

Mikayla LaShae Bartholomew Dance Captain

Juice Mackins Craft Artisan

Juliann Kroboth Prosthetic Design

Tyler Green Hair Assistant

Lauren Walker

PRODUCTION Associate Production Manager

Chloe Knight Assistant Managing Director

Ramona Li Management Assistant

Victoria McNaughton Company Manager

Fanny Abib-Rozenberg Assistant Company Managers

Kavya Shetty Mithra Seyeti House Managers

Jason Dixon

Sarah Saifi Taylor Ybarra

Assistant Technical Directors


Cian Freeman Tom Minucci Cam Waitkun Assistant Properties Manager

Destany Langfield Production Electrician 20

Projection Engineer

Ayanna Bria Bakari

Miguel Angel Lopez

Tatiana Barber; Nichole Gleisner and Tadhg Dooley. Harrison David Rivers would like to thank Terry Bell, Brittany Bradford, Kalyne Coleman, Tre Davis, Billy Eugene Jones, Melissa Joyner, Keren Lugo, Blake Morris, Phillip Johnson Richardson, Rocky Vega, Zenzi Williams & David Mendizábal.

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE STAFF Artistic Director James Bundy Managing Director Florie Seery Associate Artistic Director, Director of New Play Programs Chantal Rodriguez General Manager Carla L. Jackson

ARTISTIC Resident Artists

Playwright in Residence Tarell Alvin McCraney Resident Directors Lileana Blain-Cruz Liz Diamond Tamilla Woodard Dramaturgy Advisor Amy Boratko Resident Dramaturg Catherine Sheehy Set Design Advisor Riccardo Hernández Resident Set Designer Michael Yeargan Costume Design Advisors Oana Botez Ilona Somogyi Resident Costume Designer Toni-Leslie James Lighting Design Advisors Alan C. Edwards Stephen Strawbridge

Associate Artists 52nd Street Project, Kama Ginkas, Mark Lamos, MTYZ Theatre/Moscow New Generation Theatre, Bill Rauch, Sarah Ruhl, Henrietta Yanovskaya

Artistic Management Production Stage Manager James Mountcastle Senior Artistic Producer Amy Boratko Associate Producer Kay Perdue Meadows Artistic Fellows Jisun Kim Madeline Pages Casting James Calleri Erica Jensen Paul Davis Senior Administrative Assistant to the Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director Josie Brown Senior Administrative Assistant for Directing, Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Playwriting, and Stage Management Laurie Coppola Senior Administrative Assistant for Design Kate Begley Baker

Projection Design Advisor Shawn Lovell-Boyle

Senior Administrative Assistant for the Acting Program Krista DeVellis

Sound Design Advisor Jill BC Du Boff

Library Services Erin Carney

Voice and Text Advisor Grace Zandarski

PRODUCTION Production Management

Resident Fight and Intimacy Directors Kelsey Rainwater Michael Rossmy Stage Management Advisor Narda E. Alcorn

Director of Production Shaminda Amarakoon Production Manager Jonathan Reed


Technical Director for Yale Rep Neil Mulligan Technical Directors for David Geffen School of Drama Latiana “LT” Gourzong Matt Welander Electro Mechanical Laboratory Supervisor Eric Lin Scene Shop Supervisor Eric Sparks Senior Lead Carpenter Matt Gaffney Lead Carpenters Ryan Gardner Doug Kester Kat McCarthey Sharon Reinhart Carpenter David Di Fabio Carpentry Intern Isaac Lau


Paint Shop Supervisor Ru-Jun Wang Scenic Artists Lia Akkerhuis Nathan Jasunas Kathleen Kennan Paint Interns Nicole Goldstein Laam Tsang


Properties Supervisor Jennifer McClure Properties Craftsperson David P. Schrader Properties Associate Zach Faber Properties Stock Manager Mark Dionne Properties Intern Destany Langfield

Production Manager for Studio Projects and Special Events C. Nikki Mills



Costume Shop Manager Christine Szczepanski Senior Drapers Clarissa Wylie Youngberg Mary Zihal Interim Senior Draper Susan Aziz Senior First Hands Deborah Bloch Patricia Van Horn Costume Project Coordinator Linda Kelley-Dodd Costume Stock Manager Jamie Farkas Costume Interns Amani Jaramoga Annie Wang


Lighting Supervisor Donald W. Titus Senior House Electricians Jennifer Carlson Linda-Cristal Young Electricians Katie Brown Alary Sutherland Ryan White


Sound Supervisor Mike Backhaus Senior Lead Sound Engineer Stephanie Smith Sound Intern Robert Salerno


Projection Supervisor Anja Powell

Stage Operations Stage Carpenter Janet Cunningham

Lead Wardrobe Supervisor Elizabeth Bolster Lead Properties Runner William Ordynowicz


Light Board Programmer Sabrina Idom Front of House Mix Engineer Abe Joyner-Meyers

ADMINISTRATION General Management

Associate Managing Directors Jake Hurwitz Chloe Knight A.J. Roy Assistant Managing Director Ramona Li Senior Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director and General Manager Sarah Masotta Management Assistant Victoria McNaughton Company Manager Fanny Abib-Rozenberg Assistant Company Managers Kavya Shetty Mithra Seyeti

Development and Alumni Affairs Senior Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Deborah S. Berman

Deputy Director of Operations for Development and Alumni Affairs Susan C. Clark Senior Associate Director of Development Casey Grambo Associate Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Jacob Santos Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Maya Louise Shed Senior Writer and Development and Alumni Affairs Officer Robert DiGioia

Senior Administrative Assistant to Development and Alumni Affairs Jennifer E. Alzona Development Associate Delaney Kelley

Finance, Human Resources, and Digital Technology

Director of Finance and Business Administration/Lead Administrator Nicola Blake Human Resources Business Partner Trinh DiNoto Director, Yale Tessitura Consortium, and Web Technology Janna J. Ellis Manager, Business Operations Martha Boateng Business Office Analyst Shainn Reaves Digital Communications Associate George Tinari Business Office Specialists Moriah Clarke Karem Orellana-Flores Business Office Assistant Asberry Thomas Digital Technology Associates Edison Dule Garry Heyward Senior Administrative Assistant to Business Office, Digital and Web Technology, Facility Operations, Human Resources, Tessitura Monique Moore Database Application Consultants Ben Silvert Erich Bolton Bo Du

Marketing, Communications, and Audience Services Director of Marketing Daniel Cress

Director of Communications Steven Padla Senior Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Caitlin Griffin Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Samanta Cubias Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications Andrew Aaron Valdez Senior Administrative Assistant for Marketing and Communications Mishelle Raza—on leave Interim Senior Administrative Assistant for Marketing and Communications Rachel Zwick Marketing and Communications Assistant Mithra Seyedi Publications Manager Marguerite Elliott Production Photographer Joan Marcus Art and Design Paul Evan Jeffrey/ Passage Design

Videographer David Kane

Theater Safety and Occupational Health

Director of Audience Services Laura Kirk

Director of Theater Safety and Occupational Health Anna Glover

Assistant Director of Audience Services Shane Quinn

Assistant Director of Theater Safety Kelly O’Loughlin

Subscriptions Coordinator Tracy Baldini

Associate Safety Advisors Joy Chen Luanne Jubsee

Audience Services Associate Molly Leona


Customer Service and Safety Officers Ralph Black, Jr. Kevin Delaney Ed Jooss

Director of Facility Operations Nadir Balan

Box Office Assistants Pilar Bylinsky, Jordi Bertrán Ramírez, Emma Fusco, Sydney Raine Garick, Jordan Graf, Kenneth Murray, Elliot Lee, a.k. payne

Operations Assistant Kelvin Essilfie

Accessibility Assistant Prentiss Patrick-Carter Ushers Calum Baker, Danielys Batista, Tracy Bennett, Maura Bozeman, Logan Carr, Josh Ellis, Gerson Espinoza Campos, Megan Foster, Lydia Gompper, Celete Kato, Şeyma Kaya, Di’Jhon McCoy, Keenan Miller, Bonnie Moeller, William Romain, Jana Ross, Mao Shiotsu, Jonathan Singleton, Nicole Stack, Larsson Youngberg

Associate Director of Operations Brandon Fuller

Arts and Graduate Studies Superintendents Jennifer Draughn Francisco Eduardo Pimentel Custodial Team Leaders Andrew Mastriano Sherry Stanley Facility Stewards Ronald Douglas Marcia Riley Custodians Tylon Frost, Willia Grant, Cassandra Hobby, Melloney Lucas, Shanna Ramos, Jerome Sonia

The Salvagers, November 24–December 16, 2023. Yale Repertory Theatre, 1120 Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut. 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. The Scenic, Costume, Lighting, and Sound Designers in LORT are represented by United Artists Local USA-829, IATSE.


ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES For The Salvagers December 9 at 2PM Audio Description Pre-show description begins at 1:45PM A live narration of the play’s action, sets, and costumes for patrons who are blind or have low vision.

Touch Tour Prior to a performance, patrons who are blind or have low vision touch fabric samples, rehearsal props, and building materials to understand what better comprises the production design.

December 9 at 8PM American Sign Language (ASL) An ASL-interpreted performance for patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss.

December 16 at 2PM Open Captioning


Free listening devices, headsets, and neck loops as well as Braille and large print programs are available at the concierge desk in the theater lobby.

Yale Repertory Theatre gratefully acknowledges the Carol L. Sirot Foundation for underwriting the assistive listening systems in our theaters.

Plan Ahead!

Upcoming Accessibility Services for Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill, directed by Liz Diamond. Audio Description March 23 at 2PM Touch Tour March 23 at 2PM American Sign Language March 23 at 8PM

A digital display of the play’s dialogue as it’s spoken for patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss.

Open Caption March 30 at 2PM

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

For more information about our accessibility services or to provide feedback about your experience, contact Laura Kirk, Director of Audience Services: 203.432.1234 or

Dates and times are subject to change.

ACCESSIBILITY TEAM in alphabetical order

Victor Blanco (ASL Interpreter) Victor’s journey into ASL and theater started during his undergraduate studies at University of Virginia where he took ASL classes and joined UVA’s First Year Players. After graduating with a B.A. in psychology, Victor went on to obtain a master’s degree in American Sign Language Interpretation and Translation from Gallaudet University and began working as an ASL interpreter. He has provided interpreting services for a variety of productions and is thrilled to be working with Yale Repertory Theatre.

Gracy Brown (Audio Describer) is a native of Caracas, Venezuela, and a New Haven-based actor, director, and educator. Elm Shakespeare Company: The Merry Wives of Windsor (Justice Shallow), The Tempest (Sebastian), The Comedy of Errors (Emilia), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Boyet), Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Egeus), Pericles (Gower); Long Wharf Theatre: The Good Person of New Haven (Taiwa/Taiwo); Great Lakes Theater Festival: Peter Pan (Adult Wendy); Edinburgh Fringe Festival: A Clockwork Orange (Dr. Brodsky), Fahrenheit 451 (Mildred); Cornerstone Theater Company: An Antigone Story (Ismene); Mark Taper Forum: For Here or to Go? (Luce); Collective Consciousness Theatre: Rasheeda Speaking (Jaclyn); and Claudia in the web series, Ringer$. Gracy is a proud alumni of Southern Connecticut State University, where she earned a B.A. in theater and is an adjunct faculty member in the theater department. She recently co-directed Out of Bounds, an original play devised by a company of SCSU students.

This production gained national recognition, receiving 14 awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival including the Citizen Artist Award, Special Achievement in Direction by Faculty Artists, and Special Achievement in a Company Generated (Devised) Production. A proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

David Chu/c2inc-caption coalition (Open Captioner) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit consultant and the leading provider of professional Live Performance Captioning (sm) for theatrical and cultural presentations. c2 members hold the distinction of being the very first to caption live theater (the Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ), the first to debut on Broadway and Off-Broadway, and have introduced open captioning in prestigious theaters across the country and in London. Captioning in theater has gained momentum and acceptance by theatergoers since its debut in 1996. It addresses the needs of a far larger audience of hard of hearing and deaf people, which includes those who do not use sign language, are late deafened, not self-identified with hearing loss, and those who simply might have missed a punch line.

Leslie Nevon Holden (ASL Interpreter) is originally from Brooklyn, New York. Their involvement with the Deaf community began there and continued when she moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which eventually led them to a career in interpretation. Leslie Nevon earned their M.A. in interpretation and translation from Gallaudet University and a B.F.A. in acting from Brooklyn College. 25



Saturday, November 25 at 8PM Monday, November 27 at 8PM Post-Show Conversations Join us in the August Wilson Lounge following the performance for a conversation about the show with a member of Yale Rep’s artistic staff.

Wednesday, December 6 at 1PM Pre-Show Reception and Conversation Please join us for refreshments in the August Wilson Lounge, where members of the creative team will hold a discussion about the play at 1:20PM.

Saturday, December 9 at 2PM Talk Backs Join us after the show for a conversation about the play and its themes with members of the company.

Wednesday, December 6 at 6PM

Yale Rep @ NHFPL Stetson Branch Library 197 Dixwell Avenue A community conversation with members of Yale Rep’s production.

Friday, December 15 at 8PM Spanish Language Captioning La presentación del 15 de diciembre será subtitulada en español. This performance will be opencaptioned in Spanish. All events are subject to change.


annual educational initiative, designed to bring middle and high school students to see live theater. Since our 2003–04 season, WILL POWER! has served more than 20,000 Connecticut students and educators. In 2024 we will offer programming centered on Lloyd Suh’s The Far Country to New Haven Public Schools students and educators. In previous seasons, the program has included early school-time matinees, free or heavily subsidized tickets, study guides, and post-performance discussions with actors and members of the creative teams. WILL POWER! is committed to giving teachers curricular support through free workshops and professional development about the content and themes of the plays.

THE DWIGHT/EDGEWOOD PROJECT (D/EP) is a community engagement program of Yale Rep and David Geffen School of Drama for middle school-aged students from Barnard Environmental Science and Technology Magnet School, a K-8 school located on the edge of the Dwight and Edgewood neighborhoods in New Haven. The students are paired with mentors from the Geffen School to write their own plays. The month-long program begins in late May, culminating in fully produced plays performed by the Yale mentors and presented for the New Haven community in late June. Yale Rep’s youth programs are supported by The Robert and

Mercedes Eichholz Foundation, NewAlliance Foundation, and Esme Usdan.

DAVID GEFFEN SCHOOL OF DRAMA BOARD OF ADVISORS John B. Beinecke YC ’69, Chair Jeremy Smith ’76, Vice Chair Nina Adams MS ’69, NUR ’77 Rudy Aragon LAW ’79 Amy Aquino ’86 John Badham ’63, YC ’61 Pun Bandhu ’01 Sonja Berggren Special Research Fellow ’13 Frances Black ’09 Carmine Boccuzzi YC ’90, LAW ’94 Lynne Bolton Kate Burton ’82 James Chen ’08 Lois Chiles Patricia Clarkson ’85

Edgar M. Cullman III ’02, YC ’97 Michael David ’68 Wendy Davies Sasha Emerson ’84 Lily Fan YC ’01, LAW ’04 Terry Fitzpatrick ’83 Marc Flanagan ’70 Anita Pamintuan Fusco YC ’90 David Alan Grier ’81 Sally Horchow YC ’92 Ellen Iseman YC ’76 David G. Johnson YC ’78 Rolin Jones ’04 Sarah Long ’92, YC ’85 Cathy MacNeil-Hollinger ’86 Brian Mann ’79 Drew McCoy

David Milch YC ’66 Jennifer Harrison Newman ’11 Richard Ostreicher ’79 Carol Ostrow ’80 Tracy Chutorian Semler YC ’86 Michael Sheehan ’76 Anna Deavere Smith HON ’14 Andrew Tisdale Edward Trach ’58 Esme Usdan YC ’77 Courtney B. Vance ’86 Donald R. Ware YC ’71 Shana C. Waterman YC ’94, LAW ’00 Kim Williams Henry Winkler ’70 Amanda Wallace Woods ’03

Thank you to the generous contributors to David Geffen School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre LEADERSHIP SOCIETY ($50,000+)

Anonymous John B. Beinecke Sonja Berggren and Patrick Seaver Lois Chiles Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Estate of Nicholas Diggs* Estate of Richard Diggs* The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation Anita Pamintuan Fusco and Dino Fusco David Geffen Foundation David G. Johnson Neil Mazzella Estate of June M. Rosenblatt Talia Shire Schwartzman The Shubert Foundation Jeremy Smith G. Erwin Steward Woody Taft Stephen Timbers

Edward Trach Esme Usdan Donald R. Ware

GUARANTORS ($25,000–$49,999) Rudy Aragon Reginald J. Brown and Tiffeny F. Sanchez Sarah Long National Endowment for the Arts Tracy Chutorian Semler The Sir Peter Shaffer Charitable Foundation

BENEFACTORS ($10,000–$24,999)

Nina Adams and Moreson Kaplan Americana Arts Foundation Carmine Boccuzzi and Bernard Lumpkin Lynne and Roger Bolton Estate of James T. Brown* James and Deborah Burrows Foundation

Burry Fredrik Foundation Wendy Davies Michael Diamond* In honor of Neville and Dorothy Etwaroo Mabel Burchard Fischer Grant Foundation Abby Kenigsberg Lucille Lortel Foundation Cathy MacNeil-Hollinger and Mark Hollinger Princess Grace Foundation Michael and Riki Sheehan Carol L. Sirot Trust for Mutual Understanding

PATRONS ($5,000–$9,999)

Chuck Adomanis Pun Bandhu Richard C. Beacham Eugene G. & Margaret M. Blackford Memorial Fund for the Blind, Bank of America, N.A.,Trustee Santino Blumetti James Bundy and Anne Tofflemire

CT Humanities Michael S. David Terry Fitzpatrick Howard Gilman Foundation Bigelow Greene James Guerry Hood Brian Tyree Henry Sally Horchow Ellen Iseman Rolin Jones Tien-Tsung Ma David and Leni Moore Family Foundation Neil Mulligan James Munson NewAlliance Foundation Carol Ostrow Ben and Laraine Sammler

PRODUCER’S CIRCLE ($2,500–$4,999)

Shaminda and Carole Amarakoon Anonymous Ed Barlow Lisa Barlow *deceased


Thank you to the generous contributors to David Geffen School Angela Bassett Frances Black Cyndi Brown Ian Calderon Joan Channick Lily Fan JANA Foundation Ann Judd and Bennett Pudlin Fred Gorelick and Cheryl MacLachlan Eric Lin George Lindsay, Jr. Tarell Alvin McCraney Leonard Molczadski in honor of Norman Walsh Taylor Richard Ostreicher Pam and Jeff Rank Bill and Sharon Reynolds Abby Roth and R. Lee Stump Julie Turaj

Dale and Stephen Sasha Emerson Hoffman Peter Entin Suzanne Jackson Betty and Joshua Pam Jordan Goldberg Fran Kumin Paul Goldberg The Ethel & Abe Lapides LT Gourzong Foundation Bill and Marcy Grambo Charles Letts Carolyn Gray Kenneth Lewis Regina Guggenheim Jennifer Lindstrom Andy Hamingson Brian Mann Judy Hansen Jim and Eileen Mydosh David Henry Hwang Stephen Newman in Sanghun Joung memory of Ruth Hunt Harvey Kliman and Newman Sandra Stein Barbara and William Corby S. Kummer Nordhaus Max Leventhal Jacob G. Padrón Chih-Lung Liu Ross S. Richards Virginia (Wendy) Riggs Elaine Ring John McAndrew Russ Rosensweig Kellen McNally Traci D. Shed Cathy C. Mock Barbara Siegler Janice Muirhead Slotznick Family Fund, Vicki Nolan and Clark DIRECTOR’S a charitable fund of Crolius CIRCLE The Foundation for Janet Oetinger ($1,000–$2,499) Enhancing Arthur Oliner Donna Alexander Communities F. Richard Pappas Laura and Victor Altshul Shepard and Marlene Jonathan Pellow Debby Applegate and Stone Dw Phineas Perkins Bruce Tulgan Estate of William Swan* Louise Perkins and Paula Armbruster Courtney B. Vance Jeff Glans Richard and Alice Baxter Carol M. Waaser Amy Povich John Lee Beatty Shana C. Waterman Jeffrey Powell and Kate Burton George C. White Adalgisa Caccone Anne and Guido Carolyn Seely Wiener Kathy and George Priest Calabresi Kim Williams Alec Purves James Chen The Raul Yanes and Sara Faye and Asghar Audrey Conrad Hazelwood Foundation Rastegar Bob and Priscilla Dannies Jon and Sarah Reed Elwood and Catherine PARTNERS Anne Renner Davis ($500–$999) Ted Robb Ramon Delgado Donna Alexander Howard Rogut Lynn Doucette-Stamm ASSA ABLOY Russ Lori Rosensweig Tony Forman David J. Berendes Robin Sauerteig Will Gaines Ashley Bishop Florie Seery Jon Farley John and Suzanne Anna Deavere Smith Lindy Lee Gold Bourdeaux Matthew Specter and Eric M. Glover Joy Carlin Marjan Mashhadi Rob Greenberg Lawrence Casey Dr. and Mrs. Dennis D. Mark Haber and Chiyo Sarah Bartlo Chaplin Spencer Moriuchi Daniel Cooperman and James Steerman William B. Halbert Mariel Harris Kenneth J. Stein Jane Head Laura Copenhaver David Sword Amy Herzog Sean Cullen John Turturro and Robert Dealy Katherine Borowitz


Paul Walsh Stephanie Waaser Kristan and Nathaniel Wells Vera Wells Walton Wilson Steven Wolff Amanda Wallace Woods Robert Zoland

INVESTORS ($250–$499)

Actors’ Equity Foundation Narda E. Alcorn Clayton Austin Alexander Bagnall Michael Bianco Susan Brady and Mark Loeffler James and Dorothy Bridgeman Tom Broecker Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buckholz Michael Cadden Sarah Cain Nicholas Cimmino Daniel Cress Claire A. Criscuolo Janet Cunningham Rick Davis Kem and Phoebe Edwards Michael Fain Richard and Barbara Feldman Deborah and Henry Fernandez David Freeman Richard Fuhrman Randy Fullerton Shaina Graboyes Casey Grambo Ann Hanley Judith Hansen Karen Hansen and Andrew Bundy Jennifer Hershey Chuck Hughes John Huntington Candace Jackson Chris Jaehnig Edward Kaye Alan Kibbe Mitchell Kurtz

of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre Gabriela Lee Irene Lewis Matthew H. Lewis Charles H. Long Thomas G. Masse and James M. Perlotto, MD Pamela and Donald Michaelis David Muse Regina and Thomas Neville Adam O’Byrne Kevin and Margaret O’Halloran Steven Padla Gamal Palmer Michael Parrella Michael Posnick Dr. Michael Rigsby and Prof. Richard Lalli Steve Robman Erin Rocha Chantal Rodriguez Constanza Romero Allen Rosenshine Nan Ross Donald Sanders Suzanne Sato Kenneth Schlesinger Georg Schreiber Paul Selfa David Soper and Laura Davis Erich Stratmann Matthew Tanico Josh Taylor Deb Trout Lisa Yancey

FRIENDS ($100–$249)

Jessica Adler Michael Albano Sarah Albertson Jeffrey Alexander Glenn Anderson Kaitlyn Anderson Michael Annand Anonymous William Armstrong Nancy Babington Michael Banta Dr. Francis A. Baran Warren Bass

William and Donna Samantha Else Jonathan Kalb Batsford Frank and Ellen Estes Jay B. Keene Michael Baumgarten Femi Euba Kiernan Kelly Richard Beals Connie Evans Young H. Kim James Bender Teresa Eyring Amir Kishon Vivien Blackford Ann Farris Lawrence Klein, Ed.D. Mark Bly Paul Fiedler and Susan Fredrica Klemm Joseph Brennan Birke Fiedler Steve Koernig Amy Brewer and Terry S. Flagg Daniel Koetting David Sacco* Sarah Fornia David and Julie Koppel Emiko Brewer Raymond Forton Bonnie Kramm Linda Broker Keith Fowler David Kriebs Arvin Brown Walter M. Frankenberger III Joan Kron Christopher P. Brown Gerald E. Gaab Azan Kung Donald and Mary Brown Rachana Garg Susan Laity Stephen and Nancy Brown Don and Margery Galluzzi Michael Lassell Colin Buckhurst Leah C. Gardiner Martha Lidji Lazar Stephen Bundy Christopher Geary Elizabeth Lewis Katherine and Chava Tobe Gerard Fred Lindauer Burgueño Barry Gladue Jerry Lodynsky Richard Butler Stephen L. Godchaux Robert H. Long II Susan Byck Lorraine Golan Everett Lunning Kathryn A. Calnan Carol Goldberg Nancy F. Lyon Vincent Cardinal Donna Golden Andi Lyons Andrew Carson Susan Goldin Peter Malbuisson Sami Joan Casler Naomi Grabel Jonathan Marks Zoe Z. Chance Charles Grammer Edwin Martin King-Fai Chung Hannah Grannemann Robert McCaw Nicole Ciomek Jason Gray Deborah McGraw Cynthia Clair Stephen R. Grecco Bill McGuire Susan Clark Greg Guthe Kathryn Milano Aaron Copp Julie Haber Jonathan Miller Jane Cox Dr. James L. Hadler Cheryl Mintz Caitlin E. Crombleholme Marion Hampton Marta Moret Douglas and Roseline Alexander Hammond Richard Mone Crowley Scott Hansen Michele Moriuchi John Cunningham Roberta and Lawrence Beth Morrison Jonathan Daen Harris Jason Najjoum Anne Danenberg Michael Haymes James Naughton Timothy Davidson James Hazen Tina Navarro Connie and Peter Steve Hendrickson Kaye Neale Dickinson Thomas Herman Jennifer Harrison Derek DiGregorio Ashton Heyl Newman Trinh DiNoto Elizabeth Holloway* Ruth Newman Melinda DiVicino Nicholas Hormann Jane Nowosadko Donna Doherty Kathleen Houle Deb and Ron Nudel Dennis Dorn Evelyn Huffman Tom O’Connor Megan and Leon Doyon Charles Hughes Leah Ogawa Samuel Duncan Derek Hunt Kendric T. Packer John Duran Jennifer Ito Dr. and Mrs. Michael Parry Ann D’Zmura Tatsuya Ito Linda and Peter Perdue Laura Eckelman Carla L. Jackson William Peters Fran Egler John W. Jacobsen Linda Polgar Robert Einenkel Eliot and Lois Jameson William Purves Nancy Reeder El Bouhali Jean Jones Norman Redlich *deceased


Thank you to the generous contributors to David Geffen School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre Ralph Redpath Deborah J. Reissman Joan Robbins Nathan Roberts Peter S. Roberts Brian Robinson Lori Robishaw Robin Rose Donald Rossler Dr. Robert and Marcia Safirstein Steven Saklad Robert Sandberg Cynthia Santos-DeCure Peggy Sasso Joel Schechter Steven Schmidt Jennifer Schwartz Alexander Scribner

Patrick Seeley Tom Sellar Subrata K. Sen Suzanne Sessions Sandra Shaner John K. Sheehan Catherine Sheehy Lorraine Siggins Gilbert and Ruth Small Helena L. Sokoloff Suzanne Solensky and Jay Rozgonyi Aleta Staton Howard Steinman Rosalie Stemer Marcus Stern John Stevens Mark Stevens Marsha Beach Stewart

Mark Sullivan Thomas Sullivan Tucker Sweitzer Bob Tanner Michelle Tattenbaum Douglas Taylor Jane Savitt Tennen Ashley Thomas Patti Thorp David F. Toser Russell L. Treyz Lloyd Tucker Joan Van Ark Pamela Vercillo Elaine Wackerly Adin Walker Christine Wall Jaylene Wallace Erik Walstad

David Ward Joan Waricha Jon West Peter White Dr. Robert White Robert Wildman Alexandra Witchel Barbara Wohlsen


Ameriprise Financial The Benevity Community Impact Fund Covidien The Prospect Hill Foundation

Gifts to the For Humanity campaign and David Geffen School of Drama New Facility Fund Anonymous (3) Nina Adams and Moreson Kaplan Amy Aquino and Drew McCoy Rudy Aragon John Badham Pun Bandhu Frances and Ed Barlow John B. Beinecke Sonja Berggren and Patrick Seaver Carmine Boccuzzi and Bernard Lumpkin James Bundy and Anne Tofflemire Lois Chiles

Michael David and Lauren Mitchell Scott Delman Michael Diamond* and Amy Miller Estate of Nicholas Diggs* Estate of Richard Diggs* Lily Fan Terry Fitzpatrick Anita Pamintuan Fusco and Dino Fusco David Marshall Grant Gilder Foundation The Hastings and Barcone Trust Lane Heard and Margaret Bauer

Cheryl Henson Ellen Iseman David G. Johnson Rolin Jones Jane Kaczmarek Cathy MacNeil-Hollinger and Mark Hollinger Brian Mann Jennifer Harrison Newman Richard Ostreicher Julie Turaj and Rob Pohly Tracy Chutorian Semler Michael and Riki Sheehan Frances Black and Matthew Strauss

Andrew and Nesrin Tisdale Ed Trach Esme Usdan Shana C. Waterman Amanda Wallace Woods and Eric Wasserstrom The Prospect Hill Foundation Jeremy Smith Courtney B. Vance Donald and Susan Ware Henry Winkler


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