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1 Freshly Fallen Snow Russ Tutterow Brian Loevner Artistic Director Managing Director 34 years developing playwrights and new plays presents the World Premiere of Freshly Fallen Snow By M. E. H. Lewis Directed by Meghan Beals McCarthy Scenic Design Courtney O’Neill Costume Design Ruthanne Swanson Projections Design Rasean Davonte Johnson Anna Henson Lighting Design Casey Diers Sound Design and Original Composition Michael Huey Props Design Ellen Ranney Make-Up Design Izumi Inaba Stage Management Jonathan Nook* September 20, 2012 – October 28th, 2012 Freshly Fallen Snow was developed in part through the readings and workshops at Chicago Dramatists.

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Page 1: Freshly Fallen Snow-Chicago Dramatists

1Freshly Fallen Snow

Russ Tutterow Brian LoevnerArtistic Director Managing Director

34 years developing playwrights and new plays

presentsthe World Premiere of

Freshly Fallen SnowBy

M. E. H. Lewis

Directed byMeghan Beals McCarthy

Scenic DesignCourtney O’Neill

Costume DesignRuthanne Swanson

Projections DesignRasean Davonte Johnson

Anna Henson

Lighting DesignCasey Diers

Sound Design and Original Composition

Michael Huey

Props DesignEllen Ranney

Make-Up DesignIzumi Inaba

Stage ManagementJonathan Nook*

September 20, 2012 – October 28th, 2012

Freshly Fallen Snow was developed in part through the readings and workshops at Chicago Dramatists.

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Chicago Dramatists

Presents

A World Premiere Production

Freshly Fallen Snow

by Resident Playwright M.E.H. Lewis

Directed by Associate Artistic Director Meghan Beals McCarthy

CAST

Clothilde ................................................................................................................................ Ann Whitney+*AJ ...........................................................................................................................................Kelly O’Sullivan*Jane ................................................................................................................................... Kristen D’Aurelio+Ensemble 1 .................................................................................................................................Abu Ansari+Ensemble 2 .......................................................................................................................Michael McKeoghEnsemble 3 ......................................................................................................... Mildred Marie Langford+

UNDERSTUDIESUnderstudy AJ ...................................................................................................Mildred Marie Langford+Understudy Ensemble 1&2 ......................................................................................................Todd GarciaUnderstudy Ensemble 3 ...................................................................................................... Gabi Mayorga

“Freshly Fallen Snow” runs approximately two hours including a fifteen minute intermission.

Please turn off all cell phones and electronic pagers.The use of cameras, video recorders, and audio recorders is forbidden.

PRODUCTION STAFF

Stage Manager ................................................................................................................ Jonathan Nook*Production Manager .............................................................................................................. Becky MockTechnical Director .............................................................................................................. Jarrod BainterMaster Electrician ............................................................................................................Andrew IversonGraphic Design ......................................................................................................................Paul GrigonisHouse/Bar Manager ........................................................................................................... Collin SeamanPublic Relations .................................................................................................. Carol Fox & AssociatesAssistant Stage Manager ..........................................................................................Courtney JacksonFight Choreographer ............................................................................................................Chris RickettCasting Assistant ............................................................................................................. Alex RosenbergInterns & Volunteers ....................................................................Alex Rosenberg, David Keohane, Ethan Moltz, Nicole Tuthill, Samantha Egle, Rebecca Willett, Jennifer Rumberger

* Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

+ Denotes Chicago Dramatists Associate Artist

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THE PL AY WRIGHTS THEATRE

Welcome to Chicago Dramatists. Since 1979, our mission has stayed true and fast: to discover and nurture the playwrights of the future. The productions in the 2012-2013 Season are some of the best new plays by our Resident Playwrights, and represent the wide spectrum of material that Chicago Dramatists fosters.

Working with over 500 playwrights annually, Chicago Dramatists’ most important sign of achievement is its nurturing of compelling, challenging and diverse plays that move on to productions, earn awards, and define the American theatre. On Broadway last season was another Chicago Dramatists play, “Stick Fly” by Resident Playwright Lydia R. Diamond. Moreover, in the past year, our plays have seen over 800 productions, awards, readings or festival presentations, helping enrich the lives of thousands of theatre patrons across the country, exporting Chicago voices to the nation, and enhancing Chicago Dramatists’ status as one of the country’s foremost new play development theatres.

Chicago Dramatists boasts 38 Chicago Resident Playwrights, while our associate membership – The Playwrights Network – serves nearly 200 writers, nationwide. Chicago Dramatists also nurtures playwrights and new plays through its Playwrights Studio Classes, the popular 10-Minute Workshop, educational programs at challenged high schools, and The Saturday Series.

The Saturday Series is our foremost development program. Since 1979, over 1,500 plays have been presented in this weekly staged reading series. Saturdays at 2:00 pm, year-round, audiences can see and discuss some of the best new work in development in Chicago. Please join us!

For more information on our many programs, please visit our web site at www.chicagodramatists.org.

Chicago Dramatists is a professional theatre producing in accordance with Actor’s Equity Association, Chicago Area Theatres Contract, and is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the League of Chicago Theatres, the Producers Association of Chicago Theater (PACT), Bucktown/Wicker Park Chamber of Commerce, Oak Park Chamber of Commerce and the West Town Chamber of Commerce.

SPECIAL THANKS TO

Northwerstern University Feinberg School of Medicine

WBEZChris Davila

Katie WatsonCaffeine Theatre

Eric Masters Trudy Ronnel

Dr. Laurie KirschnerRed Tape TheatreKaren Mendoza

Jack & Rosemarie LewisLori Flignor

Cory KrebsbachLibby Kincannon

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B IOGR APHIES

Abu Ansari (Ensemble 1) is thrilled to return to the Chicago Dramatists stage, where he was last seen in Since Africa (Best Actor nom for BTAA), and delighted to be

working in his third M.E.H. Lewis production. Other Lewis projects: Creole (InFusion – Best Supporting Actor nom for Black Theatre Alliance Awards), and Burying the Bones, (StageLeft). Other credits include: Death and Harry Houdini, The Sparrow, Wilson Wants it All (The House Theatre), Bible B-Sides (Sinnerman), and To Kill a Mockingbird (Steppenwolf ). Abu is an Artistic Associate at Chicago Dramatists and Voice of the City.

Kirsten D’Aurelio (Jane) is an Associate Artist at Chicago Dramatists. She has appeared on many Chicago stages over the years, in such

shows as the critically-acclaimed, Jeff-nominated People We Know (the side project); Sidney Bechet Killed a Man (Victory Gardens); Playboy of the Western World (Illinois Humanities Festival); Sounds of Silents: The Essanay Years (Prop THTR) and many others. She’s also an Artistic Associate at 16th Street Theater, where credits include Fires in the Mirror, Menorca, and Our Holiday Stories. On the coasts, favorite roles include Misalliance (New York Classical Theatre); Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, and Fifteen-minute Hamlet (Shakespeare Festival Los Angeles). Kirsten holds an MFA from the University of California-Irvine. This one’s for CAS.

Casey Diers (Lighting Designer) Recent lighting design credits include Ghosts of Atwood (MPAACT) [Black Theatre Alliance Award – Best Lighting Design], Black Nativity (Congo Square Theatre) and Brothers of the Dust (Congo Square Theatre), Pretty Ballet (Joffrey Ballet), and What Once We Felt (About Face Theatre). Casey recently returned from relighting Northlight Theatre’s Outgoing Tide at the Galway Arts Festival in Galway, Ireland. Associate designs include Chesapeake Bay (Remy Bumppo), The Farnsworth Invention (Timeline) and War With the Newts (Next). Other credits include The Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, Steppenwolf, the TV shows The Playboy Club, Mob Doctor, and others. For more information visit: www.CaseyDiers.com

Izumi Inaba (Make-Up Designer) Izumi Inaba is so happy to be working with Chicago Dramatists again after designing costumes for The Kid Thing last year. Her other recent design works include Moby Dick (Building Stage), The Ugly One (Side Show), Spring Awakening (Griffin), and Elephant’s Graveyard (Red Tape). She is honored to be accepted as the resident costume designer at Red Tape for the season, and most recently designed Skriker, which is currently running. A recipient of 2011 Non-Equity Jeff Award for Artistic Specialization in makeup design of Cats (Theo Ubique Cabaret). M.F.A. in Stage Design, Northwestern University.

Courtney Jackson (Assistant Stage Manager) This is Courtney’s first production with Chicago Dramatists. She is a recent graduate of Arizona State University where she received her B.A. in Theatre (Design and Production). Her previous credits include Our Country’s Good, The Importance of Being Ernest, Big Love, The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) (Class 6 Theatre), and assisting directing The House of the Spirits.

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Todd Garcia (U/S Ensemble 1&2) is very excited to be a part of this production of Freshly Fallen Snow and to have the chance to work with Chicago Dramatists and Margaret Lewis again. Todd’s recent theater credits include, Dental Society Midwinter Meeting and Our Dad is in Atlantis (16th Street Theater); Hunting and Gathering (Theatre Seven of Chicago); Return To Haifa (Next Theatre Company); Arabian Nights (Lookingglass Theatre); Esperanza Rising (Chicago Children’s Theater); Gas For Less (Goodman Theater); as well as multiple readings and festivals around the city. Todd is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Musical Theater Performance and is currently enrolled at the Conservatory at Second City.

Anna Henson (Co-Projection Designer) Anna Henson is excited to return to Chicago Dramatists for her second show, having designed projections for the Jeff Nominated production of Blizzard ’67 previously. For Freshly Fallen Snow, Anna continues a collaborative relationship with co-designer Rasean Davonte Johnson, with whom she is currently founding a media design collective. Previous credits with Johnson include Porchlight Music Theatre’s tick...tick...BOOM!, TheMASSIVE’s Faust, and assistant to designer Alex Koch for Court Theatre’s world premiere of Invisible Man. Additional select Chicago credits include Impenetrable with Stage Left Theatre, and Beethoven’s ballet The Creatures of Prometheus, for the 2012 International Beethoven Project. Henson has recently been appointed lecturer in projection design at the DePaul Theatre School. Please visit www.annahenson.com.

Michael Huey (Original Music and Sound Design) is a composer who is delighted to be working with Chicago Dramatists for the first time! Recent credits include: Idomeneus (Sideshow) Goodbye Cruel World, The Spirit Play (Jeff Nominated for Best Original Music) and Crippen (all Strange Tree Group), The Giver (Adventure Stage), Five Flights (Immediate Theatre). Assistant Design: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre), The Hot L Baltimore (Steppenwolf ). Michael is an Artistic Associate with The Strange Tree Group and will be writing music and designing their upcoming production of Funeral Wedding in October. www.officialmichaelhuey.com

Rasean Davonte Johnson (Co-Projection Designer) Rasean Davonte Johnson is delighted to have the opportunity to work with Chicago Dramatists. He has had the opportunity to project light in many theatres in Chicago over the years. Previous select theatre credits include The Oxford Roof Climbers Rebellion, Brutal Imagination, and Wreckage with Caffeine Theatre, The Original Grease, and Welcome to Arroyo’s with American Theater Company, tick...tick, BOOM with Porchlight Music Theatre Co, Faust with TheMASSIVE, and Angels in America: Parts 1&2 with Court Theatre; where he also associate designed for Alex Koch in Invisible Man. Upcoming projects include Macbeth: As the Dust Settles with TheMASSIVE, which will be part of a continuing collaboration with Anna Henson with whom will soon be forming an artistic collective. Visit www.zhibit.org/raseandavontejohnson.

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Mildred Marie Langford (Ensemble 3) is a new Associate Artist with Chicago Dramatists and is very excited to be making her debut inFreshly Fallen Snow.

She is also a new company member with Timeline Theatre, where credits include In Darfur and My Kind of Town. Other Chicago credits include, An Actor Prepares (U of C Logan Center for the Arts); The Ghost is Here (Vitalist Theatre);13Clocks (Lifeline Theatre); Venus, The Twins Would Like To Say and The Crucible (Steppenwolf Theatre); Sinbad: The Untold Tale, The Ghost of Treasure Island and The Blue House (Adventure Stage); A Civil War Christmas (Northlight Theatre); Zulu Fits (MPAACT); War With The Newts and The Overwhelming (Next Theatre); 12 Ophelias (Trap Door Theatre). Mildred is a graduate of George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., and The School at Steppenwolf. Thank you, God, for continued blessings. Thank you to friends and family for your unwavering support. Let your light shine! www. mildredmarielangford.com

M.E.H. Lewis (Playwright) M.E.H. Lewis’s work has been seen at Cherry Lane Theatre in New York, Fountain Theatre in Los Angles, The New Theatre in Melbourne, Detroit Repertory Theatre, Next Theatre in Evanston, and Stage Left Theatre in Chicago, among others. Her first play, Charms for Protection, won the Julie Harris Award. Since then, she has gone on to win many honors, including the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work, two Illinois Arts Council Fellowships, three Ragdale Foundation Residencies, a Tremain Grant, and the FutureFest Outstanding Playwright Award. Her first production in Chicago was Stage Left’s critically acclaimed production of Burying the

Bones, which was nominated for three Joseph Jefferson awards, including Best New Work. Burying the Bones just finished a ten-week revival at Detroit Repertory Theatre, where it garnered universal critical acclaim and sold-out audiences. Other productions include Here Where It’s Safe and Fellow Travellers (winner of the Joseph Jefferson for Best New Work), both at Stage Left, Creole at InFusion Theatre Secret Language at Next Theatre, and Perfect World at Infamous Commonwealth. Her work has also been included in multiple festivals and workshops, including Stage Left’s LeapFest, American Blues’ Ripped series and Reverie Theatre’s Next Generation. Two of Lewis’s plays, Small World and Thirst (co-authored with Anita Chandwaney), are official selections of the 2012 International Women’s Theatre Festival, which will be held in Stockholm. Lewis is a Chicago Dramatists Resident Playwright, member of the Dramatists Guild and the Women’s Theatre Alliance and is thrilled to be working at Chicago Dramatists.

Gabi Mayorga (U/S Ensemble 3) is originally from Jalisco, Mexico, raised in the New Mexican desert and graduated in 2010 from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Her acting credits include Crave (Rivendell), Sonnets for an Old Century (Steppenwolf Garage), Ezperanza Rising (Goodman Theatre), andElectricidad (Merle Reskin Theatre). In New Mexico she collaborated in original performances with JK Sanchez and Moises Kaufman.

Meghan Beals McCarthy (Director) Meghan Beals McCarthy is the Associate Artistic Director for Chicago Dramatists. Recent directing credits include Bordello (Chicago Dramatists), Wild Nights with Emily (Caffeine Theatre), Keys to the Kingdom (Stage Left’s Leapfest),

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Arrangements (Pavement Group) and Kingsville (Stage Left’s Leapfest). Additional workshop and reading credits include work with Goodman, Steppenwolf, Northlight, Chicago Dramatists, Stage Left, Collaboraction, Pavement Group, Caffeine Theatre and Theatre Seven (Chicago) and the Women’s Project, Abingdon Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre and The Pearl (New York), among others. Previously, she served as the 2012 co-curator for Theater on the Lake, as Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg at Northlight Theatre, as Project Assistant for the First Look Repertory of New Work at Steppenwolf and as Interim Artistic Director for Caffeine Theatre. Before Chicago, Meghan was the Artistic Associate at the Pearl Theatre Company, a classical theatre company in New York City. Meghan earned her B.A. in Theatre at the University of Southern California and her M.F.A. in Directing at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago, IL. She is the recent grant recipient of TCG’s Leadership University, a professional development program that will allow her to network with new play development centers across the country.

Michael McKeogh (Ensemble 2) is delighted to make his Chicago Dramatists debut in Freshly Fallen Snow. Michael is a recent graduate of the

MFA Acting program at The Theatre School at DePaul University where his credits include: I am Bradley Manning, Faustus, Blood Wedding, Much Ado About Nothing & Cabaret. Regional credits include: The Importance of Being Ernest (Phare Play Theatre, NYC); The Little Tragedies (Stepps Theatre, NYC); Othello (Boston Theatre Works, Boston); Curse of

the Starving Class, Cooking with Elvis, and The Zoo Story (Apollinaire Theatre Company, Boston). Michael is also a proud member of The Regulars improv troupe.

Becky Mock (Production Manager) - Becky is delighted to be working with Chicago Dramatists. She is a proud member of Red Tape Theatre and has served as their Production Manager since the fall of 2009. She has worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company as the the Production Management Apprentice (09-10) and also assisted on their Garage Rep Series for the 2010-2011 season. Previously, Becky has served as the Assistant Production Manager at Emerald City Theatre and is currently freelancing in the Chicago area.

Jonathan Nook (Stage Manager) is very proud to be working with Chicago Dramatists for the first time. He is the production manager for Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. His stage management credits include: South of Settling, Want, No Sugar Tonight w/Jeff Garlin, Animals Out of Paper, The North Plan, Sex with Strangers, and The 3rd and 4th Annual First Look Repertory of New Work (Steppenwolf ); Invisible Man, Orlando, Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The Year of Magical Thinking, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and The Piano Lesson (Court Theatre); The North Plan (Theater Wit); Waiting For Lefty (American Blues Theater); Radio Macbeth (Court/SITI). He has also worked with American Players Theatre and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre. Love to Mom and Dad.

Courtney O’Neill (Scenic Designer) Courtney O’Neill (Scenic Design) is happy to be working with Chicago Dramatists for the first time. She has designed sets for theaters in Chicago and regionally including Steppenwolf, The Hypocrites, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Theatre

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Seven, Collaboraction, The Gift Theatre, Theatre Squared (Fayetteville, AR), Fox Valley Repertory, Adventure Stage Chicago and Theatre Wit. She received a Jeff Award for Mud (The Hypocrites) and a Jeff Nomination for Talk Radio (The Gift Theatre). Her design of Our Town (The Hypocrites) was featured in the national magazine Live Design. She holds a MFA from Northwestern University and a BFA from DePaul University. www.courtneyoneill.com

Kelly O’Sullivan (AJ) is thrilled to be working with Chicago Dramatists. Theatre credits: Hesperia (Writers Theatre), The Seagull (Goodman Theatre), Honest, Good

Boys and True, The Crucible, and 100 Saints You Should Know (Steppenwolf Theatre), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Northlight Theatre), Jon (Collaboraction Theatre), Boom (Next Theatre), The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (American Theater Company), The Glory of Living (Profiles Theatre), and Mr. Marmalade -Jeff Nomination Principal Actress in a Play (Dog & Pony Theatre), My Wonderful Day- Barrymore Nomination Outstanding Supporting Actress (The Wilma Theatre) and the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Film/TV credits: The King, In Memoriam, and Battleground. Kelly is a graduate of Northwestern University and The School at Steppenwolf.

Ellen Ranney (Props Design) Ellen Ranney is excited to be working Chicago Dramatists. Ellen graduated from Columbia College Chicago. Theater Design credits include: Striker, Elephant’s Graveyard, First (and Last) Musical on Mars, He Who Gets Slapped, What the Butler Saw and Scorched. Film credits include: Design: Harold’s Gift, and Lost in Aisle 4. Art Department: Tasmanian Tiger, Motivational Growth, Medium Popcorn.

Ruthanne Swanson (Costume Designer) Ruthanne is thrilled to be collaborating with this great team on her first production at Dramatists. Other Chicago credits include The Marvin Gaye Story (Black Ensemble Theater), The Oxford Roofclimber’s Rebellion, Under Milk Wood, and Many Loves (Caffeine Theatre), The Hound of the Baskervilles (Theatre-Hikes), Chicago Takes Off! 2012 (TPAN), and These Shining Lives (Rivendell Theatre). She would like to thank her wonderful family and friends for their unending love and support. ruthannevanswanson.com.

Ann Whitney (Clothilde Smith) has recently been named an Associate Artist of Chicago Dramatists. She is honored. In 2000 she appeared as Hetty in

Ballad Hunter here for which she received a Joseph Jefferson nomination. Since then, she has been involved in many informal readings and Saturday presentations of new plays. Other Chicago credits include: The Trojan Women, A Little NIght Music, and Passion Play (Goodman Theatre), Stepping Out - Jeff award for ensemble and Inspecting Carol (Steppenwolf ), A Delicate Balance and James Joyce’ The Dead (Court Theatre), Grey Gardens, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Quilters and Driving Miss Daisy - Sarah Siddons Society Award (Northlight Theatre). She has also appeared at Drury Lane Oakbrook, Marriott Lincolnshire and regionally at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and in Indiana at the Wagon Wheel. Her movies include the award winning The Wise Kids, Sugar, Home Alone (#1), The Fugitive and While You Were Sleeping.

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Russ Tutterow (Artistic Director) has nurtured the art and careers of countless playwrights at Chicago Dramatists, where he has been Artistic Director since 1986. In 2005, he received the Artistic Leadership Award from the League of Chicago Theatres for his “outstanding achievement in developing new plays and his long time contribution to Chicago theatre.” Most recently, he directed Chicago Dramatists’ productions of Blizz 67 by J.S., Hickorydickory by Marisa Wegrzyn, A Steady Rain by Keith Huff (Jeff Award for Production and New Work, Jeff Award nomination for Direction), and Voyeurs de Venus by Lydia R. Diamond (Jeff Award for New Work). Mr. Tutterow has been involved in not-for-profit, commercial and educational theatre for over thirty-five years. He has directed, managed or taught for such Chicago theatres as Goodman, Victory Gardens, Royal George, Mercury, Briar Street, Prop, Zebra Crossing, Igloo, and Cullen, Henaghan & Platt Productions, as well as Café LaMama Hollywood, Mr. Tutterow holds an M.A. in Theatre from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Theatre from Ball State University. He was recently honored with the 2010 Spirit Award by the Equal Employment Committee of Actors Equity Association.

Brian Loevner (Managing Director): is a theatre manager, producer, production manager, and arts educator. He was a founder and the Managing Director of Theatre Conspiracy in Washington D.C. In 1998, he co-founded TriArts, Inc., where he created programming partnerships with the Chicago Park District, Gallery 37, and the Department of Aging. Over five years, Mr. Loevner grew TriArts into a Jeff nominated theatre with strong support from the theatre community.Brian Loevner has also produced and production managed over 80 shows with companies such as Famous Door Theatre, Timeline Theatre, Collaboraction, and The Actor’s Gymnasium. Further, he has worked as a consultant, helping non profits grow strong and live long. His current project is with Chicago Fringe Festival. He attended Virginia Tech and George Mason University where he majored in Theatre Arts with a focus on Arts Management. As an arts educator, he taught circus arts, clowning, and general theatre for three years at Louisa Mae Alcott School in Lincoln Park. He lives in Humboldt Park with his two daughters, Carlisle and Lucy.

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CHICAGO DR AMATISTS

34 Years Developing Playwrights and New Plays

RUSS TUTTEROW • Artistic DirectorBRIAN LOEVNER • Managing Director

VIRGINIA NUGENT • Development DirectorMEGHAN BEALS McCARTHY • Associate Artistic Director

KRISTYN HEGNER • CPS Program CoordinatorILESA DUNCAN • Arts Infusion DirectorROBERT KOON • Company DramaturgBECKY MOCK • Production Manager

COLIN SEAMAN • Bar Manager

RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHTS: Alice Austen, David Barr III, Scott Barsotti, Derrell Capes, Mary Ruth Clarke, Randall Colburn, Cheryl Coons, Lydia R. Diamond, Will Dunne,

Reginald Edmund, Marsha Estell, Stuart Flack, Dana Lynn Formby, Anna Garcia-Romero, John Green, Sarah Gubbins, Jim Henry, Andrew Hinderaker, Ron Hirsen, Laura Jacqmin,

Nambi E. Kelley, Robert Koon, Aline Lathrop, M.E.H. Lewis, Susan Lieberman, Rohina Malik, Arlene Malinowski, Mia McCullough, Jayme McGhan, Carlos Murillo, Tania Richard,

Elaine Romero, Roger Rueff, Emily Schwartz, Steve Simoncic, Steve J. Spencer, Jon Steinhagen, Marisa Wegrzyn, Mark Young, Martin Zimmerman

RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHTS EMERITI: Rebecca Gilman, Carson Grace Becker, Evan Guilford-Blake, Keith Huff, Joel Drake Johnson, Ruth Margraff, Brett Neveu, Tanya Saracho

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: President Neill Shanahan, Vice President Patrice Fletcher, Treasurer Clifford Shapiro, Secretary Carla J. Salvo, Ron Hirsen, Brian Loevner, Alec Miller,

Arthur Sussman, Russ Tutterow, Therese Weber and Mark Young.

DISTINGUISHED EMERITUS BOARD: Sandra Blau, Michael J. Keating, Ellen Krasnow and Dianne S. Rossell

ADVISORY BOARD: Susan V. Booth, Dean Corrin, Michael Cullen, Steven Dietz, Ann Filmer, Gary Garrison, Arthur Kopit, Rondi Reed, Bruce Sagan, Steve Scott, Dana Singer,

Chuck Smith, Edward Sobel and Michele Volansky

ASSOCIATE ARTISTS: Roslyn Alexander, Abu Ansari, Anna C. Bahow, Barry Bennett, Kristie Berger, Dana Black, Judy Blue, Daniel Bryant, Suellen Burton, Aaron Christensen,

Wendye Clarendon, Victor Cole, Michelle Courvais, Kirsten D’Aurelio, Cat Dean, Peter DeFaria, Diane Dorsey, Joanne Dubach, Ilesa Duncan, Ariana Dziedzic, Ann Filmer,

Carlo Garcia, John Gawlick, Danny Goldring, Cheryl Graeff, Marguerite Hammersley, Rachel Edwards Harvith, Richard Henzel, Susaan Jamshidi, Samantha C. Jones,

Tracey Kaplan, Michael Kessler, Mildred Langford, Doug MacKechnie, Drew Martin, Richard Marlatt, Morgan McCabe, Michael Joseph Mitchell, Kyra Morrys, Richard Perez,

Jeff Pines, Ron Quade Tania Richard, Kimberly Senior, Richard Shavzin, Stephen Spencer, Craig Spidle, Randy Steinmeyer, Jenniffer J. Thusing, Mark Ulrich, Penelope Walker,

Mick Weber, Wendi Weber, Alice Wedoff, Ron Wells, and Ann Whitney.

FOR INFORMATION ON CHICAGO DRAMATISTS’ PLAYWRITINGChicago Dramatists • 1105 W. Chicago Avenue • Chicago, IL 60642

Office & Box Office: (312) 633-0630 • E-mail: [email protected] visit our web site at www.chicagodramatists.org

Chicago Dramatists is a participant in the Leadership U: Continuing Ed program, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ad administered by Theatre Communications Group,

the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.

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2011/2012 Financial Report

SHOW STOPPER $1,500 - $2,499

The Green Room ClubWhen you donate $250 or more annually to Chicago Dramatists, you become a member of our "Green Room Club," an honored community of our strongest supporters. And in appreciation for your generous support, we are pleased to offer recognition, gifts, tickets, and invitations to special events designed to bring you closer to the playwrights and artists whose work you make possible.

Thank you, our 2011/2012 members for your wonderful support!

Steven PetersonNeill ShanahanJan & Bruce TranenTherese Weber

PRODUCERS $2,500 - $9,999Gene Cordon

Dan & Carol CyganowskiRoger Rueff

TROUPERS $500 - $999Marvin BermanCharles Bernardini & Patricia HeimannDerrell CapesDaniel CastellanetaNorma Jean Collins-OrlandoPat CurtisDale DannerM. Gillingham & Elizabeth UrechRebecca GilmanVicki Granacki & N. Lee WesleyMichael KeatingPaul KnappSusan LiebermanJayme McGhanOccidental Fire & Casualty CompanyJohn O'DonnellPaul PasulkaThomas PattonDianne S. RossellKenneth SaffirClifford ShapiroThe James and Edith Spain Foundation –Patrick J. SpainWalter L. StearnsRandy & Heather SteinmeyerTracy ThirionDiane Welpe

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