Kirk Douglas Theatre

Kirk Douglas Theatre
2011/12 Season
DouglasPlus
The Behavior of Broadus
by Burglars of Hamm: Carolyn Almos, Matt Almos,
Jon Beauregard, Albert Dayan
Original Songs by Matt Almos and Brendan Milburn
with Burglars of Hamm
Directed by Stefan Novinski
A Staged Reading
September 17-18, 2011
I’ve Never Been So Happy
Book and Lyrics by Kirk Lynn
Music and Lyrics by Peter Stopschinski
Directed by Thomas Graves and Lana Lesley
Created by Rude Mechs
A World Premiere Production
October 6-23, 2011
FIRST SEASON PRODUCTION
The Night Watcher
Written and Performed by Charlayne Woodard
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
November 17 – December 18, 2011
SECOND SEASON PRODUCTION
Ebony Repertory Theatre Production of
A Raisin in the Sun
by Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Phylicia Rashad
January 19 – February 19, 2012
THIRD SEASON PRODUCTION
American Night:
The Ballad of Juan José
by Richard Montoya
Developed by Culture Clash and Jo Bonney
Directed by Jo Bonney
A co-production with La Jolla Playhouse
March 9 – April 1, 2012
FOURTH SEASON PRODUCTION
The Convert
by Danai Gurira
Directed by Emily Mann
World Premiere Production
A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center
and Goodman Theatre
April 17 – May 13, 2012
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CENTER THEATRE GROUP
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2010/2011 OFFICERS
honorary chairman
Lew R. Wasserman†
chairman
Martin Massman
president
William H. Ahmanson
vice president
Ava Fries
secretary
Amy R. Forbes
assistant secretary
Susan Grode
treasurer
Dr. Steven Nagelberg
board members
Dean V. Ambrose
Pamela Beck
Judith Beckmen
Norris J. Bishton, Jr.
Dannielle Campos Ramirez
Joseph C. Carieri
Marcy Carsey
Cástulo de la Rocha
Vin Di Bona
Frances Flanagan
Barbara Fodor
Eric R. Garen
David I. Gindler
Patricia Glaser
Brindell Roberts Gottlieb
Timothy G. Hanlon
Brian Hargrove
Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr.
Darell L. Krasnoff
Lucy M. Labruzzo
Carol Mancino
Antonio Manning
Dale S. Miller
Walter Mirisch
Jo Muse
Edward B. Nahmias
Edward L. Rada
Timothy A. Regler
Bill Resnick
Michael Ritchie
Laura Rosenwald
Eva Stern
Louise Taper
Rosalind Zane
emeritus
Harold Applebaum
Ronald J. Arnault
Gordon Davidson
Phyllis Hennigan
Leonard Hirshan
Richard Kagan
Samuel X. Kaplan†
Nancy Olson Livingston
O. Kit Lokey
Diane Morton
Lawrence J. Ramer
Martin C. Washton
past presidents
Lew R. Wasserman†
Marshall Berges†
Armand S. Deutsch†
Walter Mirisch
Henry C. Rogers†
Richard E. Sherwood†
J. David Haft†
Lawrence J. Ramer
Stephen F. Hinchliffe, Jr.
Phyllis Hennigan
Richard Kagan
Martin Massman
†Deceased
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A Note From the Artistic Director
We constantly try to track the pedigree
of our art. What past playwrights
influenced the current crop? How did
Waiting for Godot change theatre? Many of
these questions will be debated forever but
there is one thing we can say with absolute
certainty — the Pulitzer-prize winning play
Clybourne Park doesn’t exist without A
Raisin in the Sun; they’re married together.
Clybourne was written as a response to
Raisin and while both plays are complete
Kevin T. Carroll and Brandon David Brown.
and satisfying works in their own right,
photo by craig schwartz
like any good marriage, they are even
stronger together. Also like many great couples, they may have been
born to be together, but the actual pairing required a touch of luck.
I saw Clybourne Park in New York and immediately called the
playwright Bruce Norris to begin discussions about bringing it
to the Taper. A few weeks later I went out to see Ebony Repertory
Theatre’s production of A Raisin in the Sun. I knew it was a terrific
play and I’d heard great things about this production, so I went
into the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center prepared for a great
night in the theatre. Those expectations were clearly exceeded.
It was in the middle of the first act that a light bulb went off.
A Raisin in the Sun opened a conversation about race that we are
still struggling with 50 years later. Clybourne Park continues that
conversation, adding context and then bringing it into the present
day. I spoke to Ebony Rep’s Founder/Producer Wren T. Brown at
intermission and said I wanted CTG audiences to see this production.
A Raisin in the Sun and Clybourne Park are powerful works on their
own but the chance to see them together is an opportunity that
I couldn’t pass up. I hope you will feel the same way.
Michael Ritchie
Michael Ritchie, artistic director Edward L. Rada, managing director
Presents the
Ebony Repertory Theatre
production of
BY
Lorraine Hansberry
WITH
Kenya Alexander Keith Arthur Bolden Brandon David Brown Kevin T. Carroll
Jason Dirden Deidrie Henry Amad Jackson Scott Mosenson
Kem Saunders Kim Staunton Ellis E. Williams
SCENIC DESIGN
Michael Ganio
WIG AND HAIR DESIGN
Carol F. Doran
COSTUME DESIGN
LIGHTING DESIGN
SOUND DESIGN
Ruth E. Carter
Elizabeth Harper
Bob Blackburn
CASTING
PRODUCTION
STAGE MANAGER
ASSOCIATE
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Victoria Thomas
David Blackwell
Kelley Kirkpatrick
DIRECTED BY
Phylicia Rashad
January 19–February 19, 2012 • Kirk Douglas Theatre
A Raisin in the Sun is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
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CAST AND CHARACTERS
(In order of appearance)
Deidrie Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ruth Younger
Brandon David Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travis Younger
Kevin T. Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walter Lee Younger
Kenya Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beneatha Younger
Kim Staunton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lena Younger
Amad Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joseph Asagai
Jason Dirden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Murchison
Scott Mosenson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr. Karl Linder
Ellis E. Williams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bobo
Keith Arthur Bolden, Kem Saunders . . . . . . . . . . . Moving Men
STAGE MANAGER
Elle Aghabala
TIME:
PLACE:
Early 1950s
Younger apartment; Chicago’s Southside
There will be one 15-minute intermission.
Who’s Who
KENYA ALEXANDER
(Beneatha Younger).
Hailing from
Houston, Texas,
Kenya won a full
tuition scholarship to
the Carnegie Mellon
School of Drama. In
Kenya’s senior year
she accepted an elite
invitation to attend a semester abroad at
Europe’s premiere theatre school, MXAT
(Moscow Art Theatre School). During the
course, Kenya received intensive discipline
in Russian language, ballet, singing, scene
study and Droznin, the incomprehensible
ability to leap over furniture and run up
walls! With these tools, Kenya is blessed
to be chasing her dreams in the City of
Angels. I want to thank God and my family
for their undying love and support as well
as Ebony Repertory Theatre and Phylicia
Rashad for taking a chance on me!
KEITH ARTHUR BOLDEN (Moving Man).
Theatre: L.A./Regional: House of Gold,
Mlle. God (Ensemble Studio Theatre/L.A.),
Neighbors (Matrix Theatre Company),
Blood and Thunder (Moving Arts Theatre
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Company), Fences
(dir. Ben Bradley),
Gem of the Ocean
(Fountain Theatre),
Atlanta (Geffen
Playhouse), The Last
Seder (Ensemble
Studio Theatre/L.A.),
Take Me Out (Human
Race Theatre),
Blue (Penumbra Theatre), Ragtime
(CentreStage, PA), A Raisin in the
Sun (Hartford Stage and Cape Fear
Regional Theatre), Owed to My First
Love (Premiere Stages), Picking Up the
Baby (New York International Fringe
Festival), A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis).
Tours: Civil War (TheatreWorks/USA), A
Christmas Carol, Treasure Island (Theatre
IV), St. Louis Black Repertory. Other:
LARK Development Center (NY), member
of the Director’s Lab at Lincoln Center
and Ensemble Studio Theatre/L.A. Film/
TV: S#!T My Dad Says!, Repo Men, SemiDead (semi-dead.com), Foreign Body
(foreignbody.tv), More Than a Woman,
Latter-Day Fake, Federal Underdog and The
Coldest Winter.
BRANDON DAVID
BROWN (Travis
Younger). Brandon
is proud to make
his Center Theatre
Group debut under
the direction of Ms.
Phylicia Rashad and in
the company of such
distinguished artists.
Previous theatre credits include A Raisin in
the Sun (professional debut, Nate Holden
Performing Arts Center/Ebony Repertory
Theatre); Christmas Without Christ,
Estherday and with the Amazing Grace
Conservatory, Stomp The School Yard, The
Journey Continues, Life Is Not A Game and
School Dayz.
KEVIN T. CARROLL
(Walter Lee Younger).
Broadway: Angels
in America (Belize);
45 Seconds from
Broadway (originated
role of Solomon
Mantutu); Take Me
Out (originated role of
Davey Battle); Bring in
‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. Off-Broadway:
2008 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence;
Home and Seven Guitars at New York’s
Signature Theatre; Stop Kiss (originated
role of George) and Satellites (originated
role of Miles) at The Public Theater; Hamlet
(Shakespeare in the Park). Regional: Blues for
an Alabama Sky (Guy Jacobs) at Pasadena
Playhouse; Stick Fly (Spoon) and Scapin. In
Film: Paid In Full, Being John Malkovich, The
Object of My Affection, The Secret Lives of
Dentists, The Notorious Bettie Page, Always
Outnumbered, Jesus’ Son, Margaret and Pipe
Dream. Television: Law & Order: Criminal
Intent and SVU, Law & Order, Detroit 187,
Strong Medicine, Numb3rs, ER, 100 Centre
Street and The Beat. Facebook.com/
aboutkevincarroll; aboutkevincarroll.com.
JASON DIRDEN
(George Murchison).
Broadway: Fences
(starring Denzel
Washington and Viola
Davis). Off-Broadway:
The First Breeze of
Summer (Signature
Theatre). Regional:
August Wilson’s Century
Cycle (Kennedy Center), Every Tongue
Confess (Arena Stage), Stick Fly (Huntington
Theatre). TV: Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.
Training: Morehouse College and University
of Illinois. Thank you for supporting live
theatre! [email protected]
DEIDRIE HENRY
(Ruth Younger). Los
Angeles: A Raisin
in the Sun (Ovation
Award), Ebony
Repertory Theatre,
LA Theatre Works;
Parade (Ovation
nomination), Mark
Taper Forum; Coming
Home (Ovation nomination), Fountain
Theatre; Small Tragedy (Odyssey Theatre);
Yellowman (Ovation Award), Fountain
Theatre; Crumbs From the Table of Joy
(LA Theatre Works). Regional: Ballad of
Emmett Till (Goodman Theatre); Yellowman
(Berkeley Repertory Theatre); Crowns
(Intiman Theatre, Prince Music Theatre); As
You Like It, Julius Caesar, Oo-Bla-Dee, Three
Sisters, Wit, Hamlet, Seven Guitars, Much
Ado About Nothing (Oregon Shakespeare
Festival); Blues for an Alabama Sky (Alliance
Theatre, Hartford Stage, Arena Stage,
Huntington Theatre). Film: Beautiful Boy
and Beyond The Blackboard. TV: Touch,
Harry’s Law, Chicago Code, The Whole
Truth, Rizzoli & Isles, Bones, Ghost Whisperer,
Southland, Lie to Me, The Riches, Shark,
NCIS and ER.
AMAD JACKSON ( Joseph Asagai) is a
Los Angeles native. After a brief stint in
politics, where he served as General Wesley
Clark’s traveling assistant during the 2004
Presidential Cycle,
Amad returned to Los
Angeles to pursue
his acting career. His
film credits include
The Ladykillers,
Lackawanna Blues,
Suburban Girl, Trucker
and the upcoming
independent film H4.
Television credits include ER, West Wing,
The Sarah Silverman Program, Weeds and
The Finder. Amad has done a great deal of
theatre in the Los Angeles area including
Robey Theatre Company’s For the Love of
Freedom trilogy and The Last Season. He
most recently worked on a production
of Macbeth at the Lillian Theatre. Amad
recently completed a master’s degree in
English Literature and would like to thank
his family for their unwavering support —
especially his daughter!
Theatre). Los Angeles Theatre: The critically
acclaimed Butterflies of Uganda (Greenway
Court Theatre) and For the Love of Freedom
Trilogy (Robey Theatre Co.). Recent
Television: Love Bites, The Shield, Everybody
Hates Chris and Chocolate News. His only
thoughts related to this production are
“What a true blessing.” Hope you enjoy.
KIM STAUNTON (Lena
Younger). Regional:
Denver Center Theatre
Company (guest
company member:
12 seasons), Seattle
Repertory, Syracuse
Stage, Colorado
Shakespeare Festival,
Berkeley Repertory,
Arizona Theatre Company, Virginia Stage,
Pittsburgh Public, South Coast Repertory,
Folger Theatre, Arena Stage, Hartford Stage
and the O’Neill Theater Center. Broadway/
SCOTT MOSENSON
Off-Broadway: Walter Kerr Theatre,
(Mr. Karl Linder).
Second Stage, Negro Ensemble Company,
Chicago – Brighton
American Place Theatre and Theatre For A
Beach Memoirs,
New Audience. Film: First Sunday, Changing
The Wings of Moony
Lanes, Heat, Dragonfly, Bark, Holy Man,
Fishbein (world
Glory and Honor, Deceived and Amos &
premiere), Biloxi Blues, Andrew. Television: Army Wives, Eleventh
Body Parts (world
Hour, The Nine, Bones, Strong Medicine,
premiere), Jo Momma
Judging Amy, Law & Order and New York
(world premiere),
Undercover. Ten Chimneys Lunt-Fontanne
Hotel Universe. Colorado – Romance/
Inaugural Fellow, Colorado Theatre Guild
Romance, Baby, Grease. Los Angeles – Open Henry Award, Westwood’s Best of Denver,
Fist Theatre company: Car Cemetery, My
Native of Washington, D.C. and graduate of
Time, Goose and Tomtom (Ovation and LA
The Juilliard School.
Weekly nominations), The Last Word (world
ELLIS E. WILLIAMS
premiere), Vieux Carre, Journey of the 5th
(Bobo). Broadway:
Horse, God’s Country; The Coronet: Funny
Once on This Island,
Business; Matrix Theatre Co: The Seagull;
The Pirates of Penzance,
Ebony Repertory Theatre: A Raisin in the
Requiem for a HeavySun (Ovation winner). Television: Prime
weight, Solomon’s
Suspect, Weeds, Psych, Without a Trace,
Child, The Basic TrainJag, First Monday, Strong Medicine, ER,
ing of Pavlo Hummel
Friends, Just Shoot Me, Veronica’s Closet,
and national tour of
Charmed, Nikki, The L Word, Ellen, Tracy
Driving Miss Daisy.
Takes On, Kindred, Recue 8, The Cape, It’s
Regional: Atlanta’s True Colors Theatre,
All Relative, My 11:30. Film: Bulworth, The
Theatre Company of Boston, Long Wharf
Kid, Clock Watchers, The Best Man, Lucky
Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Public Theater
Numbers, Extreme Honor, Illegal in Blue.
and the famed Negro Ensemble Company.
KEM SAUNDERS
Radio Golf and August Wilson’s 20th Century
(Moving Man). Kem
at the Kennedy Center. Ebony Repertory
is a graduate of Kent
Theatre’s A Raisin in the Sun, which received
State University with a
eight 2011 L.A. Ovation Award nominations;
master’s of education. winner for Best Play (Large Theatre). Also
Kem attended The
L.A. Ovation Award winner, Best Featured
British American
Actor, Distant Fires and NAACP Image
Drama Academy at
Award-nominee, Best Featured Actor, Blade
Oxford University
to the Heat. This performance is dedicated
and studied under
to the memory of Michael Collins, Alfonso
the tutelage of such notable instructors as
Collins, Raymond Baisden, and my father,
Henry Goodman and John Barton. Regional Eugene Williams.
Theatre: Touch The Names (Ensemble
Theatre), To Kill A Mockingbird, A Soldier’s
LORRAINE HANSBERRY (Playwright)
Play (BoarsHead Theater), Let Me Live
was born May 19, 1930, in Chicago to
(The Goodman Theatre), My Children, My
prominent real estate broker Carl Hansberry
Africa (Barberton Playhouse), Pill Hill, The
and Nannie Louise Perry. When Lorraine
Piano Lesson and I Am A Man (Karamu
was eight, her parents bought a house in
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a white neighborhood. Their experience of
discrimination led to her father winning an
anti-desegregation case before the Illinois
Supreme Court. A Raisin in the Sun was
loosely based on these events. When it
opened in 1959, it was the first drama by a
black woman to be produced on Broadway.
It also won the New York Drama Critics’
Circle Award as the best play of the year.
Hansberry portrayed individuals — not only
black — who defend their own and other’s
dignity. “All art is ultimately social: that which
agitates and that which prepares the mind for
slumber,” she once said. Lorraine Hansberry
died of pancreatic cancer on January 12, 1965.
Her premature death, at the age of 34, cut
short her promising career.
PHYLICIA RASHAD (Director). Ms. Rashad
has directed Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin
in the Sun at Ebony Repertory Theatre
and August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at
Seattle Repertory Theatre. As an actress —
Broadway: August: Osage County, Cat on a
Hot Tin Roof, Cymbeline, (Lincoln Center
Theater), August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean
(Tony nomination), A Raisin in the Sun (Tony
and Drama Desk Awards), Into the Woods,
Dreamgirls, The Wiz; Off-Broadway: The
Story, Helen, Everybody’s Ruby, Blue, Bernarda
Alba; Regional: Every Tongue Confess, Blues
for an Alabama Sky, Medea; Film: Gods
Behaving Badly, Good Deeds, For Colored
Girls, Frankie and Alice, Just Wright, Once
Upon a Time When We Were Colored, Loving
Jezebel, The Visit; Television: A Raisin in the
Sun (NAACP Image Award, Emmy and SAG
nominations), The Old Settler, Free of Eden,
The Cosby Show, Cosby.
MICHAEL GANIO (Scenic Designer).
Regional: Actors Theatre of Louisville,
American Players Theatre, Cincinnati
Playhouse in the Park, Cleveland Playhouse,
Denver Center Theatre Company, Ebony
Repertory Theatre, Geffen Playhouse,
Indiana Repertory Theatre, The Intiman
Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre,
Missouri Repertory Theatre, The National
Theatre Conservatory, New Jersey
Shakespeare Festival, New York University,
Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Pacific
Conservatory of the Performing Arts,
Portland Center Stage, Portland Stage
Company, Repertory Theatre of Saint
Louis, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Seattle
Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Santa
Cruz, South Coast Repertory, Syracuse
Stage Company, Virginia Stage Company,
Willamette Repertory Theatre, Williamstown
Theatre Festival. Opera: The Mannes
Camerata Opera Company, Virginia Opera,
Chicago Opera Theatre.
RUTH E. CARTER (Costume Designer) has
over 25 years experience as a costume
designer for film, television, commercials and
theatre. Beginning her career at the Santa
Fe Opera and then moving to L.A., she is a
two-time Academy Award nominee for Spike
Lee’s Malcolm X and Steven Spielberg’s
Amistad. Ruth is a long-time collaborator with
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Spike Lee; she has designed 11 of his feature
films and numerous commercials. Currently,
she designed costumes for Keifer Sutherland
in the FOX Television pilot Touch and has
just completed a remake of the film Sparkle
with Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston.
Ruth’s costumes for A Raisin in the Sun are
re-launched from the Ebony Repertory’s
production. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree
in Theater Arts from Hampton University
and resides in Los Angeles. ELIZABETH HARPER (Lighting Designer).
Theatrical Design: A Raisin in the Sun (Ebony
Repertory Theatre, Ovation nomination),
The Twentieth-Century Way (Boston
Court, Ovation nomination), It’s Always
Sunny in Philadelphia and Family Guy Live
(Gibson Amphitheatre), How to Succeed
in Business Without Really Trying, A Night
with Kristin Chenoweth (Reprise), Crescent
City (The Industry, 2012), Our Lady of 121st
Street (NYU, selected as part of an exhibit
of emerging American designers at the
2011 Prague Quadrennial). Industrial and
Event Design: Microsoft, OnLive, Viacom.
Architectural Lighting: Focus Lighting (New
York City), First Circle Design. Education:
Guest instructor, California School of the
Arts; MFA, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU.
eharperdesign.com.
BOB BLACKBURN (Sound Designer). At the
Kirk Douglas Theatre: Dogeaters (2007).
Recent Intimate Theatre Productions:
Day Drinkers, Blood Wedding, Unmerciful
Good Fortune, Bonded, The Sonneteer, The
Preachers Daughter, Wallowa: The Vanishing
of Maude Leray, Calligraphy, Amadeus, Born
To Be Alive, The Jesus Hickey, The Road To
Saigon. Bob is an Associate Artist with
Playwrights Arena and has designed over 90
shows in the L.A. area over the last 17 years.
He is working to help produce a musical
based on cult film director Ed Wood.
Four-time Ovation Award nominee, most
recently last season for A Raisin in the Sun
(Large Theatre), in 1995 for The Trojan
Women (Intimate Theatre), 1998 for Request
Concert (Intimate Theatre—won) and 2001
for Street Stories (Intimate Theatre—won).
He dedicates this show to his family.
CAROL F. DORAN (Wig and Hair Designer).
CTG: Over 40 productions, including Lt.
of Inishmore, Parade, Pippin. Other L.A.:
Mask, Sister Act, Stormy Weather (Pasadena
Playhouse); several shows for the Geffen
and Deaf West Theatres. Broadway: Big
River, King Hedley II, Seven Guitars. National
Tours: Big River. Regional: Cirque du Soleil
(Las Vegas, L.A., Japan), the Asolo Theatre,
South Coast Repertory, La Jolla Playhouse,
The Goodman Theatre, the Actors Theatre
of Louisville, ACT and Ford’s Theatre.
Internationally: England and South Africa.
Film: The Dark Knight Rises, Thor, Eagle Eye,
Borat, For Your Consideration, Spider-Man
3, The Alamo, Bad Santa, Adaptation, and
many more. Television: One Tree Hill, Grey’s
Anatomy, House, Angel, Buffy the Vampire
Slayer, Six Feet Under and others. Carol owns
the wig company, “Wigged Out,” and sits on
the Board of Directors of Deaf West Theatre.
VICTORIA THOMAS (Casting) is one of the
most gifted and prolific casting directors
working today. Vickie has worked her craft
on a wide range of extraordinary films, both
studio and independent. Her credits include
Love And Other Drugs, Talk To Me, Blood
Diamond, The Lords Of Dogtown, Ali, High
Fidelity, The Last Samurai. Bulworth, Enemy
Of The State, Crimson Tide, Con Air, White
Men Can’t Jump, Devil In A Blue Dress, Ed
Wood, Sid And Nancy, Edward Scissorhands,
The Grifters and The Piano. Ebony Repertory
Theatre debut.
DAVID BLACKWELL (Production Stage
Manager) became the youngest stage
manager on Broadway at age 16! His work
on original Broadway and national tour
productions include A Raisin in the Sun,
Dreamgirls, Sweet Charity, The Wiz, Timbuktu,
Showboat, Sophisticated Ladies and Beauty
and the Beast. In 1988 David moved into his
television career as key stage manager/guest
director for A Different World, Fresh Prince of
Bel Air, Sister Sister and Last Comic Standing.
Most recently David returned to theatre for
Twist at the Pasadena Playhouse. He brings
to every project he approaches the gifts of a
culturally rich childhood and the invaluable
professional and ethical lessons learned from
his phenomenal parents, the beloved Mr.
Charles and Mrs. Frances Butler Blackwell.
ELLE AGHABALA (Stage Manager). New
York: Epitaph for George Dillon, The Time of
Mendel’s Trouble, The Bubble. National Tours:
2004 Gymnastics Tour, Annie (30th Anniversary
Tour). Las Vegas: Hairspray, Avenue Q,
Phantom—The Las Vegas Spectacular, Hans
Klok: The Beauty of Magic, Blue Man Group.
Center Theatre Group: Ain’t Misbehavin’,
Eclipsed, Palestine, New Mexico, The Wake,
An Evening with Sutton Foster, Venice,
Circus INcognitus, The Author, The Cripple of
Inishmaan, Juan and John, The Method Gun,
This, as well as numerous readings and
workshops.
EBONY REPERTORY THEATRE (ERT)
was founded in 2007 by Wren T. Brown
(Founder/Producer), Israel T. Hicks
(Founding Artistic Director, 1943–2010)
and a small group of concerned residents,
artists, politicians and colleagues. The
mission of the organization is to create,
develop, nurture and sustain a world-class
professional theatre rooted in the experience
of the African Diaspora and shaped by a
dynamic perspective that incorporates
an understanding of, and respect for,
the unique African American journey to
freedom. In February 2008, ERT became
the Resident Company and Operator of the
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. As the
first African American professional (Equity
contract) theatre company in this city’s
history, ERT’s inaugural production (2008),
Two Trains Running, garnered three NAACP
Theatre Awards (Best Production, Best
Director, Best Set) and two Ovation Awards
(Best Production – Large Theatre, Best Lead
Actor – Large Theatre). In 2009, Pasadena
Playhouse joined ERT for a co-production
of the L.A. debut of Crowns, which received
an NAACP Theatre Award (Best Ensemble
Cast). Most recently, ERT’s 2011 production
of A Raisin in the Sun received critical
praise, winning two Ovation Awards (Best
Production – Large Theatre, Best Featured
Actress in a Play). While theatre is ERT’s
cornerstone, they have presented Dance:
Complexions Contemporary Ballet and
Rafael Amargo, Music: Ahmad Jamal,
Dianne Reeves, and Speakers: Dr. Cornel
West and Dr. Keith Black, among others.
Ebony Repertory Theatre produces an
annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King,
Jr. and a month-long Celebration of Black
History. This production is dedicated to our
Founding Artistic Director, Israel T. Hicks.
MICHAEL RITCHIE (Artistic Director) is
in his seventh season as Center Theatre
Group’s Artistic Director, and has led
over 100 productions to the Ahmanson,
Taper and Douglas stages since his arrival
in 2005. From 1996 to 2004 Michael
was the Producer of the Williamstown
Theatre Festival and prior to that he was a
Production Stage Manager in NYC. At CTG,
he premiered five musicals that moved to
Broadway – The Drowsy Chaperone (which
won 13 Tony Award nominations), Curtains
(eight Tony nominations) 13, 9 to 5: The
Musical and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
He has produced 26 world premieres
including the musicals Minsky’s, Leap of
Faith, Venice and Sleeping Beauty Wakes,
and the plays Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad
Zoo (a Pulitzer Prize finalist that also
moved to Broadway), Water & Power and
Yellow Face, and he presented a broad
Ebony Repertory Theatre
Wren T. Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . Founder/Producer
Gayle Hooks . . . . . . . . . . . . Managing Director
Andi Chapman . . . . . . . .Associate Artistic Director
Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT) acknowledges
and appreciates funding support from
The James Irvine Foundation, Broadway Federal Bank,
Northrop Grumman, U.S. Bank, Honda Corporation
of America, LA County Arts Commission, City of LA
Department of Cultural Affairs, Mr. Tavis Smiley,
and the Friends of ERT.
ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR A RAISIN IN THE SUN
New Play Production Associate . . . Malcolm K. Darrell
Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . Andi Chapman
Studio Teacher . . . . . . . . . . . Carolyn Hermanson
Assistant Lighting Designer . . . . . . . Jenna Pletcher
Production Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eja Wong
Stage Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Victor Cobos
Light Board Operator . . . . . . . . . . Aaron Staubach
Head of Audio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Phalen
Production Electrician . . . . . . . . . . Meghan Hong
Wardrobe Supervisor . . . . . . . . . Christian Svenson
Wardrobe Crew . . . . . . . . . Wendell C. Carmichael
Shop Supervisor & Properties Artisan . . Sarah Sowell
Properties Artisan . . . . . . . . . . . . Mara Holland
Prop Shopper . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Leonard
Scenic Artist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Polebaum
range of plays and musicals ranging from
Dead End to The Black Rider to Edward
Scissorhands to blockbusters such as God
of Carnage, Mary Poppins, Jersey Boys
and August: Osage County. In addition,
Michael inaugurated CTG’s New Play
Production Program, designed to foster the
development and production of new work.
EDWARD L. RADA (Managing Director)
returns to Center Theatre Group this
year after previously serving as CTG’s
Chief Financial Officer for 12 years (19962008). Rada spent the past three years as
President of the Music Center Foundation,
a non-profit corporation that holds and
invests the endowment and reserve funds
for the Music Center and its resident
companies (including CTG). Prior to his
years at CTG, he was the Director of Finance
at The Old Globe in San Diego and principal
of Rada & Associates, an accounting firm
that specialized in entertainment-related
non-profit organizations and theatrical
productions. He is a graduate of Occidental
College in Los Angeles with numerous postgraduate coursework and credentials. He
currently serves on the board of trustees for
the pension, health and welfare and 401(k)
plans of I.A.T.S.E. Local 33 Stagehands
Union, on the board of directors of Theatre
@Boston Court, and on the board of United
Support of Artists for Africa/USA for Africa,
among other affiliations.
DOUGLAS C. BAKER (Producing Director)
is now in his 22nd season at CTG.
Previously, he managed Broadway and
touring productions including Tru, Born
Yesterday, The Gospel at Colonus, Annie, A
Chorus Line, Working, The Wiz and Legends!
starring Mary Martin and Carol Channing
Technical Crew
Eric Adams, Sal Aguilar, Randy Bosh, Katrina
Coulourides, Elizabeth Eggert, Evan Friedman,
Ryan Godbout, Meghan Hong, Sean Kloc, Aaron
Martin, Matt Mellinger, Mathew Micucci, Mark Migdal,
William Posley, Justin Preston, Sam Rosenblum,
Ryan Tirrell, Erin Whitcomb. Concierges
Trevor Algatt, Jen Bailey, Brooke Baldwin,
John Brooks, Laura Cheek, Olivia Choate, Amin El
Gamal, Michael Hanson, Sarah Harburg-Petrich,
Jaquelyn Johnson, Stephen Lydic, AJ Meijer, Janice
Motuapuaka, Michael Pappas, Adam Wright.
Ushers
Jane Bacon, Benito Cardenas, Marilyn DePaula,
Mimi Erlick, Angela Garcia, Julie Morris, Erin Mulvey,
Nicole Naito, Max Oken, Jill Steele, Kotaro Watanabe.
Lead Ushers: Bonita Carter, Elizabeth Motuapuaka.
Concessions
Michelle Exarhos, Burgandy Kohout, Michelle Martinez,
Sondra Mayer, Jackie Milian, Dane Rold, Tonni Williams.
Stage Door Attendants
Cory Aycock, Danika Burmester,
Christopher Nucho, Ian Ray.
Special Thanks
Ed Lapine and the Denver Center Theatre Company;
Toni Casala, Children in Film; Sheldon Patrick Lane,
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center; Anne Haley
Brown; Willard Brown, House of Willard Brown.
which premiered at the Ahmanson
Theatre in 1986. Baker is a graduate of
Albion College, is an active member of
the Broadway League, the Independent
Presenters Network and is a proud member
of the Association of Theatrical Press
Agents and Managers.
KELLEY KIRKPATRICK (Associate Artistic
Director). Since arriving at CTG in 2005,
Kelley has produced over 35 productions
at the Ahmanson, Mark Taper Forum and
Kirk Douglas Theatres, many of which have
gone on to have future lives on Broadway,
off-Broadway and beyond. He has had
the privilege of collaborating with local
and national theatre artists including The
Civilians, Rainpan 43, David Henry Hwang,
Ken Roht, Eric Rosen, Matt Sax, Lisa Kron,
Michael Friedman, Culture Clash, Alex
Timbers, Rude Mechs, Itamar Moses,
Melissa James Gibson, Danai Gurira, Nick
Jones, Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa and Roger
Guenveur Smith.
GORDON DAVIDSON (Founding Artistic
Director) led the Taper throughout its first
38 seasons, guiding over 300 productions
to its stage and winning countless awards
for himself and the theatre — including
the Tony Award for theatrical excellence,
Margo Jones Award, The Governor’s
Award for the Arts and a Guggenheim
fellowship. The Kentucky Cycle and Angels
in America (Part One) won the Pulitzer in
consecutive years and, in 1994, three of
the four plays nominated for the Tony
Award for Best Play were from the Taper
(Angels in America won). In 1989 Gordon
took over the Ahmanson and, in 2004,
he produced the inaugural season in the
Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Credits
Costumes provided by the Center Theatre Group
Costume Shop and additional staff: Stitchers –
Ophelia Brown, Leslie Rehm-Hunt, Charlotte
Stratton, Jennifer Wolff; Shopper/Costume Assistant
– Elizabeth A. Cox; FIDM Interns – Kelly Cercone,
Kayla Helfrich-Campbell, Naomi Moore, Sarah Timm,
Lindsey Vaniman. Scenery originally constructed and
props provided by Denver Center Theatre Company.
Production photography by Craig Schwartz.
Website
CenterTheatreGroup.org
The Actors and Stage Managers employed
in this production are members of
Actors’ Equity Association, the union of
professional actors and stage managers in
the United States.
The Director is a member of the Stage
Directors and Choreographers Society,
an independent national labor union.
Center Theatre Group is a member of the American
Arts Alliance, the Broadway League, Independent
Producers’ Network (IPN), LA Stage Alliance, League
of Resident Theatres (LORT), National Alliance
for Musical Theatre (NAMT) and the Theatre
Communications Group (TCG).
PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE P 7
C E N T E R T H E A T R E G R O U P L.A.’s Theatre Company
MICHAEL RITCHIE, Artistic Director EDWARD L. RADA, Managing Director
DOUGLAS C. BAKER, Producing Director
ARTISTIC
NEEL KELLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Artistic Director
KELLEY KIRKPATRICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Artistic Director
DIANE RODRIGUEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Producer/Director of New Play Production
PIER CARLO TALENTI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Resident Dramaturg/Literary Manager
LINDSAY ALLBAUGH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Producing Associate
MALCOLM K. DARRELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Play Production Associate
JOY MEADS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Literary Associate
ERIKA SELLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Casting
MARK B. SIMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Director
ANDY CROCKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Associate
SUZANNE FRANCINE MILLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Administrator
STEPHEN PIESZCHALSKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Casting Intern
ROBERTO AGUIRRE-SACASA, THE BURGLARS OF HAMM, TANYA BARFIELD,
THE CIVILIANS, STEVE CUIFFO, KRISTOFFER DIAZ, STEVEN EPP, ELLEN FITZHUGH,
GINA GIONFRIDDO, SAM GOLD, DANAI GURIRA, JOE HORTUA, NICK JONES, RAJIV JOSEPH,
MICHAEL JOHN LACHIUSA, TREY LYFORD, DAVE MALLOY, LAURAL MEADE,
JULIE MARIE MYATT (FADIMAN), DAN O’BRIEN, EVANGELINE ORDAZ, WILL POWER
DOMINIQUE SERRAND, GEOFF SOBELLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Commissioned Artists
PADRAIC DUFFY LARISSA FASTHORSE, SIGRID GILMER, PRINCE GOMOLVILAS,
JENNIFER HALEY, MATT SAX, STEVEN YOCKEY . . . . . . . . . . CTG Writers’ Workshop Members
EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
LESLIE K. JOHNSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Education and Community Partnerships
DEBRA PIVER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director of Education and Community Partnerships
TRACI CHO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of School Partnerships
PATRICIA GARZA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Manager for Education and Community Partnership
CARLA CORONA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Educational Programs Associate
DAN HARPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Educational Programs Associate
ASHLEY OPSTAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Educational Programs Associate
KELLY CHRIST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Educational Communications Coordinator
VICTOR VAZQUEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Educational Services Coordinator
SHANNON WINSTON . . . . . Assistant to the Director of Education and Community Partnerships
MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION
NAUSICA STERGIOU . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager (Mark Taper Forum, Kirk Douglas Theatre)
JEFFREY UPAH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manager (Ahmanson Theatre)
SUZANNE HEE MAYBERRY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant General Manager (Mark Taper Forum)
KATIE BRUNER SOFF . Assistant General Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre, New Play Production)
ALANA BEIDELMAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to Managing Director
DAVID BARNATHAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to Producing Director
ERIC SIMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Operations Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre)
TOM BURMESTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Performance Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre)
LAUREN BAXA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Performance Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre)
MIKE KINDLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Facilities Assistant (Kirk Douglas Theatre)
SONDRA MAYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Concessions Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre)
PRODUCTION
ALYS E. HOLDEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Production
CELESTE SANTAMASSINO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre)
JAMIE THOMA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Production Manager (Kirk Douglas Theatre)
RICHARD PETERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Kirk Douglas Theatre)
ADAM PHALEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Audio (Kirk Douglas Theatre)
JOE HAMLIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Technical Director
RYAN CHRISTOPHER HALES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Technical Director
CHAD SMITH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Technical Director
DAWN HOLISKI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shop Director
ANDREW THIELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prop Manager
MERRIANNE NEDREBERG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prop Lead
SARAH KRAININ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prop Shopper
CANDICE CAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Shop Director
DIAN CAMARILLO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Costume Shop Coordinator
KATHY CHRISTIANSEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Draper
DIANNE K. GRAEBNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Costume Designer
CASEY K. CLARK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Operations Manager
JULIO A. CUELLAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driver/Custodian
MELODY MATTOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Business Manager
JENNIFER ACHTERBERG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production and Facilities Manager
AMANDA CAMPBELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Administrator
JONATHAN BARLOW LEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Production Manager (Mark Taper Forum)
KELSEY MARTINEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Production Manager(Mark Taper Forum)
EMMET KAISER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Carpenter(Mark Taper Forum)
ROBERT RUBY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Propertyman (Mark Taper Forum)
WILLIAM MORNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Mark Taper Forum)
BONES MALONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Soundman (Mark Taper Forum)
DENNIS SEETOO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe Supervisor (Mark Taper Forum)
RICK GEYER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hair & Make-up Supervisor (Mark Taper Forum)
LINDA WALKER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager (Mark Taper Forum)
MARA HOLLAND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Door (Mark Taper Forum)
SHAWN ANDERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Carpenter (Ahmanson Theatre)
ANDREW W. ARNOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flyman (Ahmanson Theatre)
JIM BERGER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Electrician (Ahmanson Theatre)
STAN STEELMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Propertyman (Ahmanson Theatre)
ROBERT SMITH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Master Soundman (Ahmanson Theatre)
MICHAEL GARDNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wardrobe Supervisor (Ahmanson Theatre)
PATRICE MIRANDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hair Supervisor (Ahmanson Theatre)
CHRISTINE L. COX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . House Manager (Ahmanson Theatre)
FINANCE, INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND HUMAN RESOURCES
MICHAEL F. THOMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Financial Officer
DANA KELLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller
JANIS BOWBEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Controller
FELICISIMA LAPID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accounts Payable Supervisor
ALEGRIA SENA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant
P 8 PERFORMANCES MAGAZINE
DANNY LAMPSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staff Accountant
YUEN KI “ANNIE” LAW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Payroll Manager
MARIANA GONZALEZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Payroll Specialist
DAVE ALTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chief Information Officer
STAN GRUSHESKY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Information Systems
SEAN PINTO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patron Database Administrator
SCOTT LANDES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Information Systems Analyst
MICHELLE MACGAFFEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Human Resources
MADRIO FLEEKS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interim Senior Human Resources Generalist
DAMON JOSEPH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Office Services
SINGER LEWAK, LLP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Auditor
MICHAEL C. DONALDSON, LISA A. CALLIF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legal Counsel
GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legal Counsel
DEVELOPMENT
YVONNE CARLSON BELL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Development
PATRICK OWEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deputy Director of Development
NATALIE BERGESON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Donor Contributions
JEAN KLING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Institutional Support
LIZ LIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Donor Communications
BRUCE W. RISE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Major Gifts
CHARITY WU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Individual Giving
BECKY BIRDSONG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director of Donor Relations
SANDRA EBEJER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Institutional Giving Officer
KIM LA TOUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corporate Giving Officer
MANDY RATLIFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Database Manager
RICK LEE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Contributions Supervisor
ANA ROSE O’HALLORAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Marketing Manager
JENNIFER RYEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Gifts Manager
JENNIFER CHAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Assistant
DONALD JOLLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Relations Associate for the Inner Circle
MANDI OR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Events Coordinator
HELEN H. OTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Executive Assistant to the Development Director
COURTNEY ROBERTSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Institutional Giving Associate
ERIN SCHLABACH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Contributions Associate
ELIZABETH WACHTEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Special Gifts Assistant
JASON BASS, AL BERMAN, JOHN CARDELLO, ANN CAVOTO, GINA EAST,
KEVIN MCDEVITT, JESSICA NASH, HOLLY RAMOS, NICOLE SCIPIONE,
NATASHA SOUDEK, BILL WALTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Advisors
ADAM BURCH, KARLA GALVEZ, DEBORAH REED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donor Services Associates
ANNE BRUNER, JULIE NADAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Development Volunteers
MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS
JIM ROYCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Marketing and Communications
NANCY HEREFORD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Director of Media and Communications
PHYLLIS MOBERLY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Associate
JASON MARTIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Associate
TAYLOR RAE JOHNSON, SHANNON SMITH . . . . . . . . . Media and Communications Assistants
CHRISTOPHER KOMURO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Art Director
IRENE KANESHIRO, NISHITA DOSHI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Senior Designers
HARUKA HAYAKAWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graphic Designer
TERESA ENGLISH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Junior Graphic Designer
MICHAEL ANDERSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising & Promotions Director
ANDREW DARCEY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Advertising Associate
AMELIA HEAPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Associate Director of Marketing
JOEY OLIVIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interactive Production Manager
ROSE POIRIER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Webmaster
KIM VARHOLA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Manager, Events & Partnerships (on leave)
KAREN VOCK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interim Marketing Manager, Events & Partnerships
JIM HALLORAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marketing Coordinator
TICKET SALES AND SERVICES
SHAWN ROBERTSON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Sales Director
SKYPP CABANAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ticket Operations Coordinator
SANDY CZUBIAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience and Subscriber Services Manager
JENNIFER BAKER, CHERYL HAWKER, RICHARD RAGSDALE . . . . Audience Services Supervisors
ALICE CHEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Asst. Supervisor
SAM AARON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Sales Associate
JEREMIE ARENCIBIA, CARRIE BRADAC, RJ CANTU, CARLOS D. CHAVEZ, JR.,
PETER COLBURN, HESPER COLOHAN, DONALD CRANDALL, EMIL LIN,
KAY LOCHARD, JUSTINE PEREZ, DEBORAH REED, LEX SAVKO,
CRIS SPACCA, TRAVIS WOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audience Services Representatives
DANUTA SIEMAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Supervisor
CHRISTINA GUTIERREZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Asst. Supervisor
LIGIA PISTE, CELIA RIVAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Senior Representatives
IRENE CHUANG, PETER STALOCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Subscriber Services Representatives
SARAH K. GONTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Treasurer
KISHISA ROSS, GISELE FRAZEUR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assistant Treasurers
YULIZA BARRAZA, ANGELICA CARBAJAL, MICHAEL KEMPISTY,
LEROY PAWLOWSKI, MICHAEL SALTZMAN, GEORGE SOVIAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Box Office Staff
MICHAEL ZOLDESSY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Account Sales Manager
KERRY KORF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Director
SUSAN F. TULLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Operations Manager
JAY BURNS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Sales Manager
PAUL CUEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priority Services Manager
CAROLE BAXTER, ERIN BOND, STEVE BRIAN, RUSTY COLLINS,
MARC “BYRON” DROTMAN, ALISHA GADDIS, LOU GEORGE, KATE HALL,
SUSAN “LILY” HALL, JERRY JOHNSTON, SHEP KOSTER, EDWARD “MAX” RAZOR,
KEN SALLEY, BOBBI LYNNE SCOTT, MICHAEL SMITH, JEFFREY STUBBLEFIELD,
QUINN SULLIVAN, KATHRYN TABB, DIANE WARD, JIM WATERMAN . . . . . . . Representatives
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