LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE

 

2018 Season

ABINGDON THEATRE COMPANY

Tony Speciale  Artistic Director
Denise Dickens  Producing Director

 

by special arrangement with the

LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE FOUNDATION

George Forbes  Executive Director

 

presents

 

FRUIT TRILOGY

written by
EVE ENSLER

 

featuring

KIERSEY CLEMONS  &  LIZ MIKEL

 

scenic design

MARK WENDLAND

costume design

ANDREA LAUER

lighting design

JEANETTE OI-SUK YEW

sound design

MATT HUBBS

production supervisor

FELICIA HALL

production management services

FIVE OHM PRODUCTIONS

casting

KARIE KOPPEL

producer

TONY MONTENIERI

abingdon associate director

CHAD AUSTIN

press representative

KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES

digital consultant

DR ADVERTISING

 

production stage manager

KATIE AILINGER

assistant stage manager

MARY CATE MANGUM

directed by
MARK ROSENBLATT

 

New York Premiere | June 2-23, 2018
Lucille Lortel Theatre
121 Christopher Street
NY, NY 10014
lortel.org

 

Please silence your cell phone and other electronic devices.
The taking of photographs is prohibited
Running time is approximately 90 minutes.
Fruit Trilogy will be performed without an intermission.

Trigger Warning: this play contains language about sexual abuse.

 

 

THE COMPANY

 

KIERSEY CLEMONS (Actor). One of the most respected actors and musicians of her generation, Kiersey Clemons has quickly become known for her diverse and captivating on-screen presence. Clemons recently made headlines when she landed the coveted female lead opposite Ezra Miller in Warner Bros’ The Flash. Sundance darling, indie-drama Hearts Beat Loud, hits theaters nationwide this June, where Clemons stars opposite Nick Offerman. Clemons received rave reviews as the film closed the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Clemons leads the cast in J.D Diller’s Universal/Blumhouse thriller film Sweetheart, a survival- thriller pic. Additionally, in 2018, Kiersey will star on Season 4 of the TBS hit tv series, “Angie Tribeca,” as Maria Charo. 2017 saw Clemons star in Sony Picture’s sequel of the 1990 thriller Flatliners and she also starred opposite Jeff Bridges and Kate Beckinsale in director Marc Webb’s film for Amazon entitled, The Only Boy Living In New York. Clemons has risen to the ranks of young female leading ladies following her break-out role in the Sundance hit, Dope, which was nominated at multiple festivals, including Cannes. She followed that up, alongside Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Rose Bryne and Chloe Moretz, in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Aside from her work in film, Clemons is also making her mark in television, having recurred on the Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning Amazon series “Transparent.” Other recent TV credits include Steven Spielberg’s “Extant” (CBS) alongside Halle Berry and Fox’s “New Girl.” Clemons can also be seen on the Netflix original series “Easy,” a sex- positive anthology with genuine portrayals of modern relationships. In addition to acting, Clemons is a classically trained and talented musician. She has collaborated with Grammy Award-winning producer/artist Pharrell Williams on multiple-tracks and her vocals can be heard in a handful of projects including DOPE and “Transparent.” Kiersey has teamed up with the Sierra Club to help promote, preserve and protect our national parks and beaches. Clemons also lends her voice to support women’s organizations, helping to educate and take action on pressing issues facing women and girls worldwide.

 

LIZ MIKEL (Actor) received rave reviews in both her Off-Broadway and Broadway debuts as the all-knowing muse/madam, Hetaira, in the Douglas Carter Beane musical, Lysistrata Jones. Liz was honored to be personally invited by Eve Ensler to participate in the star-studded 10th anniversary of The Vagina Monologues. Last fall, Mikel joined Ensler again for the world premiere of her newest comedy, O.P.C., at the Tony Award winning American Repertory Theater. Her recurring role as Corrina Williams on NBC’s Emmy- winning series, “Friday Night Lights,” tugged the heartstrings of viewers and critics alike. She had audiences laughing in the Martin Lawrence blockbuster, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, playing the wife of the late Michael Clark Duncan. She was cast by Ben Stiller, and body slammed him, in The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty. Director Tate Taylor handpicked Mikel to portray Gertrude Saunders in the James Brown biopic, Get On Up. Ms. Mikel has toured both nationally and abroad and has worked alongside some of the industry’s biggest celebrities. Internationally, Liz starred in the blues musical, Blind Lemon Blues, which had it’s world premiere at the Forum Meyrin in Geneva Switzerland, and the Festival de L’Imaginaire at the Maison des Cultures du Monde in Paris France. As a vocalist, Liz has opened for Erykah Badu, Branford Marsalis, Issac Hayes, Joan Rivers, Gennifer Flowers, Chrisette Michele, Ledisi and her friend, blues legend, Lucky Peterson. Jim Caruso added Liz’s powerhouse prowess to his “Best Of Cast Party” at New York’s Town Hall alongside Jane Monheit, Lisa Lampanelli, Linda Lavin and Marilyn Maye. A multifaceted artist that has been a staple in the Dallas, Texas Arts scene for more than 20 years, Liz has been lauded and recognized for her artistic achievements by D Magazine, Dallas Theater Critics Forum, Dallas Observer, Dallas Voice Reader’s Choice Award, The Sankofa Award, Leon Rabin Award, The Column Awards, Black Women In Jazz and was a nominee for Dallas Morning News’ 2012 Texan Of The Year. She was selected by The Dallas Observer as one of the city’s 30 People to Watch in 2013, and was featured on the cover. She is a proud member of the Dee and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company at Dallas Theater Center. Liz is honored to have received the 2015 Lunt Fontanne Fellowship by the Ten Chimneys Foundation, and attended a weeklong intensive workshop with Master Teacher, Phylicia Rashad. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and Screen Actor’s Guild. A dedicated mother and grandmother, Liz thanks her family, both biological and chosen for their support and love! Facebook: Ms. Liz Mikel. Instagram: @miz_lyzz. Twitter: @mizlyzz

 

EVE ENSLER (Playwright) is the Tony Award winning playwright, activist, performer and author of the theatrical phenomenon and Obie Award winning, The Vagina Monologues, which has been published in 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Ms. Ensler’s plays includeFloating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary Measures, Necessary Targets, OPC, The Good Body, and Emotional Creature. Her books include Insecure at Last: A Political Memoir, New York Times bestseller I Am An Emotional Creature and her critically acclaimed memoir In the Body of the World. Eve adapted In the Body of the World into a play, directed by Diane Paulus, that she debuted at the American Repertory Theater. Earlier this year In the Body of the World had its New York debut at Manhattan Theatre Club earning Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations, as well as three Outer Critics Circle Award nominations. Her play, Fruit Trilogy was performed at the Women of the World Festival in London and The West Yorkshire Playhouse. Her film credits include an HBO film version of her performance of The Vagina Monologues (2002). She also produced the film What I Want My Words to Do to You, a documentary about the writing group she led at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women, which premiered and won the Freedom of Expression Award at the Sundance Film Festival and premiered nationally on PBS’s “P.O.V.” in December 2003. Ms. Ensler is the founder of V-Day, the 20-year-old global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised over 100 million dollars for grassroots groups. V-Day led Ms. Ensler to also found One Billion Rising, the biggest global mass action campaign to end violence against women in human history in over 200 countries. She writes for The Guardian, Time Magazine, the International Herald Tribune and many other outlets. She was named one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and The Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.” Eve Ensler is the recipient of the 2018 Lucille Lortel Lifetime Achievement Award.

MARK ROSENBLATT (Director) is Associate Artist at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, UK. He was its Associate Director (2013-16) and Studio Associate at the National Theatre in London (2011-13). He ran Dumbfounded Theatre from 2001. Directing credits include: Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis (Vaudeville Theatre, West End), starring Simon Callow, adapted by Frank McGuinness; Waiting For Godot (Tobacco Factory, Bristol & tour); Heather Christian’s Animal Wisdom (Bushwick Starr, New York), co-directed with Emilyn Kowaleski; Martin Crimp’s The Country (Tokyo); Richard III, Of Mice & Men, Uncle Vanya, Untold Stories, Villette, Avocado, Fruit Trilogy (all West Yorkshire Playhouse); Jack Thorne’s Stuart: A Life Backwards (HighTide Festival Theatre); Wild Oats (Bristol Old Vic); Henry VIII, Holding Fire! (both Shakespeare’s Globe, London); CP Taylor’s Bread & Butter (Dumbfounded, Tricycle & Tour) Professor Bernhardi (Dumbfounded, Arcola); The Circle (Oxford Stage Company – three national tours); The Tempest (National Theatre);The Dybbuk (BAC, London – winner 1999 JMK Young Directors’ Award). Mark makes films. He co-wrote Making Noise Quietly (2017, Open Palm Films), the feature debut of director Dominic Dromgoole, former Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe. He directed short film adaptations of Antony & Cleopatra and Henry VIII for British Film Institute and Shakespeare’s Globe (2016) and won the UKJFF Pears Short Film award in 2012 for That Woman.

MARK WENDLAND (Scenic Design) Broadway: Six Degrees of Separation, Significant Other, Heisenberg, If/Then, Merchant of Venice (Tony nom.), Next to Normal (Tony nom.), Talk Radio, An Almost Holy Picture, Death of a Salesman. New York: Murder Ballad, Beauty of the Father, Iron (MTC), Significant Other (Roundabout), I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard (Atlantic),Yen, Punk Rock (MCC), A Month in the Country, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Hamlet (CSC), The Layover, Lonely I’m Not, Boy’s Life (Second Stage), The Great God Pan (Playwright’s Horizons), The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide…, Satellites, Fucking A, Pericles, A Dybbuk, The Winter’s Tale, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, Cymbeline, Timon of Athens (Public Theatre), Angels in America (Signature), Unconditional (Labyrinth).

ANDREA LAUER (Costume Design) is a costume designer residing in NYCwho works regionally and internationally. Selected design works include Broadway’s American Idiot, and Bring It On, The Musical. Other Recent Off Broadway work can be seen in The Boy Danced on Air (Abingdon Theatre Company) and School for Scandal (Red Bull), Murder for Two (2nd Stage), Title and Deed (Signature Theatre), and Midsummer Night’s Dream (Classic Stage). Regional theatres include The Old Globe, The Alliance, The Alley Theatre, Asolo Rep amongst others. Working internationally her most recent work was at The London Philharmonic and Shakespeare’s Globe and was also the production designer for the Beatles Sergeants Pepper’s 50th Birthday Extravaganza for the city of Liverpool in June 2017. She also works as a fashion stylist and an MIT Media lab Director fellow for 2017 as an artist, designer and inventor.

JEANETTE OI-SUK YEW (Lighting Design) is a lighting designer for theater, opera, dance, musical, music performances and installation. Her designs had been described as “clever” and “inventive” (NY Times) and “contains the vibrant richness of a Caravaggio painted in neon”. Her works have been seen across US cities and internationally at Havana (Cuba), Prague (Czech Republic), Lima (Peru), Edinburgh (Scotland), Tokyo (Japan), Graz (Austria), Shanghai (China), and Bloemfontein (South Africa). Selected recent credits: KPOP! (Lortel and Drama Desk nomination)  with Ars Nova in association with Ma-Yi Theater Company and Woodshed Collective (winner of 2017 LIT Design Award), The Fool, Silent Voices at BAM, Thumbprint with Prototype and LA Opera, Ludic Proxy (Bel Geddes Design Enhancement), Company XIV’s Rococo Rogue and Nutcracker Rogue (various Drama Desk nominations), So Go the Ghosts of Mexico Part One (Best Lighting Design nomination), Water Passion, Gloria – A Pig Tale, Thomas Paine in Violence, The Ugly One, September Spring, Nomads, Smart People, and Soulographie: Our Genocides. Jeanette is also the recipient of the NEA/TCG Career Development Program. In addition to lighting, Jeanette is projection designer with extensive experience designing for new works and original adaptations. Recent: Relevance (Lortel nomination) and Informed Consent, Ludic Proxy (Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund), Clover, Company XIV’s Snow White, The Civilians’ Paris Commune and In the Footprint, So Go the Ghosts of Mexico Part One, Elizabeth Swados and Cecilia Rubino’s From the Fire (winner of the 2011 MTM: UK Musical Theatre Awards for Best New Production), and NPR’s WATER +/- with Kenny Leon.

MATT HUBBS (Sound Design) Time and the Conways (American Airline Theater); Indecent (The Cort, The Vineyard, La Jolla Playhouse, ART); How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, The Royale (Lincoln Center); You’ll Still Call Me By Name (New York Live Arts); The Wholehearted (Abrons Art Center, Kirk Douglass Theater, Z Space); The Royale, Time and the Conways (Old Globe); Preludes (LCT3); Stage Kiss, 100 Saints You Should Know (Playwrights Horizons); Marie Antoinette (SoHo Rep, ART, Yale Rep); Three Pianos (ART, NYTW); The Human Scale (The Public Theater); Telephone (Foundry Theatre). As a company member of the TEAM: Primer for a Failed Superpower, Anything That Gives Off Light, The Holler Sessions, RoosevElvis, Mission Drift, Architecting, Particularly in the Heartland; A Thousand Natural Shocks.

KARIE KOPPEL (Casting) The Fruit Trilogy marks Karie’s fifth collaboration with Abingdon Theatre.  Previous for Abingdon,  The Gentleman Caller, The Boy Who Danced On Air, Mother of Invention, and STET.  Chicago credits include work on commercials, Shameless, Chicago Fire, Motherhood The Musical for G Four Productions, and Romeo and Juliet for The Arc Theater Company.  New York credits include Much Ado About Nothing, Guys and Dolls, Climb The Smallest Mountain, The Empath, Friends, First and Foremost, The House of Usher, and The Visit. With Calleri Casting she worked on projects for Williamstown Theatre Festival, Classic Stage Company, and the Barry Manilow musical Harmony.  Karie currently works at Elissa Myers Casting where she has worked with Denver Center Theatre, Geva Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, Cape Playhouse, Magic Theatre, Northern Stage, Arizona Theatre Company, Syracuse Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Alabama Shakespeare Festival.  Other recent projects include several PBS films, industrials and independent films.

TONY MONTENIERI (Producer) Mr. Montenieri has worked with Eve Ensler and V-Day, the global grassroots movement to end violence against women and girls for 15 years. He has served in various roles for both Ms. Ensler and V-Day and currently is the Director of her production company, Lotus Productions while also serving as V-Day’s Acting Campaigns Director. In his tenure with Ms. Ensler he has worked both on and off-Broadway, including Emotional Creature, The Secret Life of Girls Around the World (Associate Producer) at the Signature Theater and most recently, In the Body of the World (Producer for Eve Ensler) at Manhattan Theatre Club. He is slated to receive an M.A. in Arts Administration from Goucher College in June.

KATIE AILINGER (Production Stage Manager) Off- Broadway: In The Body Of The World (Manhattan Theatre Club);Nice Fish (St. Ann’s Warehouse); Nixon’s Nixon (MCC Theatre); I-Land, Trial By Water (Ma-Yi Theatre). Selected regional: seven season with American Repertory Theater, including premiers of Arrabal, Trans Scripts Part One: The Women, and Eve Ensler’s  In the Body of the World; Center Theatre Group,Huntington Theatre, Trinity Repertory Company, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. Education: BFA from University of Southern California.

MARY CATE MANGUM (Assistant Stage Manager) is an AEA Stage Manager and Director based in New York City. She is also the resident production manager for Axial Theatre in Pleasantville, NY. Her most recent credits include: Halcyon Days (Dirr: Alex Dinelaris), Next to Normal: A Benefit Concert (JCC Manhattan), Dance Divas:Nutcracker (Theatre Row), Cast and Loose:Live! (Joe’s Pub at The Public), and Romance of the Western Chamber (TADA! Theatre). Other work includes: NY Fashion Week 2015, 2016 (IMCD Lighting), company management (Brevard Music Center) and stage managing the 2015 Summer Concert Series. Most notably: A Prairie Home Companion and Keith Lockhart Conducts Mahler 1.

ABINGDON THEATRE COMPANY (Producer) is dedicated to developing and producing new work by emerging and established American artists. Under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, who joined Abingdon in October 2015, the company provides a safe home where playwrights, directors and actors can collaborate within a supportive and nurturing environment. Abingdon searches for stories about the human experience that reflect our social, political, historical and cultural diversity. To date, the company has collaborated with more than 200 playwrights, produced 89 New York and world-premiere plays, presented more than 700 readings, staged 175 ten-minute plays, and commissioned 6 one-act plays. Notable artists who have worked with Abingdon Theatre Company include Carl Andress, Bryan Batt, Reed Birney, Anne Bogart, Robert Brustein, Mario Cantone, Maxwell Caulfield, Dick Cavett, Philip Dawkins, Eve Ensler, John Epperson, Jane Greenwood, Arthur Kopit, James Lecesne, Charles L. Mee, Ralph Macchio, Roberta Maxwell, Iddo Netanyahu, Jason O’Connell, Nancy Opel, Austin Pendleton, Sam Pinkleton, Marcia Rodd, SITI Company, and Mark Waldrop. Abingdon’s 2014 production of Brian Richard Mori’s Hellman v. McCarthy, directed by founding artistic director Jan Buttram, was filmed and presented by WNET as part of its inaugural Theatre Close-Up series.

THE LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE FOUNDATION was created in 1998 by Lucille Lortel. She granted the historic theatre bearing her name to the Foundation to continue her legacy of promoting excellent work long into the future without the economic burdens normally associated with theatre space. The Foundation therefore makes the Lortel Theatre available to not-for-profit organizations at a subsidized cost. The Lucille Lortel Theatre has hosted dozens of theatre companies and is also made available to community groups for meetings and other events. For the calendar of all upcoming activities, a history of the theatre, and more, please visit www.lortel.org. For theater bookings please email Nancy Hurvitz, Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation

V-DAY (Talkback Sponsor) Twenty years ago, Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming). Since 1998, The Vagina Monologues and other works have been performed across the world by local V-Day activists, raising over $100 million dollars for grassroots anti-violence groups, rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters, and safe houses in places like Kenya and Afghanistan. V-Day supports and launched the City of Joy, a revolutionary center for women survivors of gender violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has graduated over 1000 women leaders. Activists look at the intersection of class, race, gender, environmental destruction, imperialism, militarism, patriarchy, poverty, and war, as women face abuse and exploitation across layers of systematic and societal oppression, with the most marginalized and excluded often facing increased levels of violence. In 2013, V-Day gave birth to One Billion Rising – the largest mass action to demand an end to violence against women in history. V-Day and One Billion Rising are a crucial part of the global fight to stop gender-based violence through attacking the silence — public and private — that allows violence against women to continue. With ingenuity and determination, V-Day activists around the world are tirelessly working to end harassment, rape, battery, incest, female genital mutilation and sex slavery.

V-Day will presents talkbacks following select performances. The series, will feature activists, artists, and thinkers leading discussions surrounding the play’s central themes on the commodification and ownership of women’s bodies along with returning to and learning to love the body.

V-Day Talkback Schedule:

Tuesday, June 12: Kiersey Clemons, film/tv/theater actor and one of the stars of Fruit Trilogy, on her role in the play, art and activism.

Wednesday, June 13: Liz Mikel, film/TV/theater actor, singer and one of the stars of Fruit Trilogy, on her role in the play, art and activism.

Thursday, June 14: Taina Bien-Aimé, Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, moderates a conversation with representatives from Sanctuary and GEMS, all leaders on the front lines in the fight to end sex trafficking, and who serve and support survivors every day.

Tuesday, June 19: Khaliah Ali, positive body image speaker and activist, and Regena Thomashauer, teacher and author and founder of Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts, on the themes of the body, ownership, and of loving one’s body raised in the play.

Wednesday, June 20: Jennifer Buffett, Novo Foundation Co- President and V-Day Board Member, and Eve Ensler, Playwright (The Vagina Monologues, Fruit Trilogy) and Founder of V-Day and One Billion Rising.

Thursday, June 21: Participants to be announced.

 

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.

Actors’ Equity Association (“Equity”), founded in 1913, is the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 actors and stage managers. Equity seeks to foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of society and advances the careers of its members by negotiating wages, working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Actors’ Equity is a member of the AFL-CIO and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. #EquityWorks

 

 

FRUIT TRILOGY STAFF

Scenic Design  MARK WENDLAND
Costume Design  ANDREA LAUER
Lighting Design  JEANETTE OI-SUK YEW
Sound Design  MATT HUBBS
Production Supervisor  FELICIA HALL
Assistant Production Supervisor  ANGIE MCCORMACK
Production Management Services  FIVE OHM PRODUCTIONS
Casting  KARIE KOPPEL
Producer  TONY MONTENIERI
Production Stage Manager  KATIE AILINGER
Assistant Stage Manager  MARY CATE MANGUM
Head Carpenter  QUINN STONE
Production Electrician  EVAN ROBY
Assistant Production Electrician  JOHN ANSELMO
Production Audio  ROBERT MCGARRITY
Assistant Production Audio  DYLAN CARROW
Board Operator  CORY HATCH
Assistant Scenic Designer  A RAM KIM
Assistant Costume Designer  SAMMY MAINZER
Assistant Lighting Designer  CHRISTINA TANG
Assistant Sound Designer  STEPHEN DEE
Audio-1  JORDAN PORCH
Press Representative  KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES
Digital Consultant  DR ADVERTISING
Graphic Designer  JERRY MARSINI
Photographer  MARIA BARANOVA

Scenery Built by  STONE DOG STUDIOS
Lighting Rental provided by  HAYDEN LIGHTING
Sound Rental provided by  MASQUE SOUND                                                                                    

Special Thanks

The Atlantic Theater Company, The Vineyard, Stone Dog Studios, Hayden Productions, Masque Sound, FiveOhm Productions, ProductionCore, Susan Celia Swan, V-Day and Marcia Pendleton. 

 

ABINGDON THEATRE COMPANY STAFF

Artistic Director  TONY SPECIALE
Producing Director  DENISE DICKENS
Associate Director  CHAD AUSTIN
Administrative Assistant  MAITÊ ZAKIA

Theatre Management  GEORGE FORBES, JEFFREY SHUBART, NANCY ELAINE HURVITZ,  REBECCA CRIGLER — THE LUCILLE LORTEL FOUNDATION

Playwrights-in-Residence  ELIZA BENT, JOEY MERLO
Interns  ALISON REGAN, RACHEL BEALS

Special Services

Press Representative  KEITH SHERMAN & ASSOCIATES — BRETT OBERMAN, SCOTT KLEIN, LOGAN METZLER, PATRICK REIHER

Marketing Consultant  JERRY MARSINI

Digital Consultant  DR ADVERTISING – SCOTT LUPI, DOUG MURPHY, KEVIN P. JOHNSON, BRENNA KILPATRICK, KRISTIN SPRAGUE

Photographer  MARIA BARANOVA
Ticketing  OVATION TIX
Legal Counsel  JASON AYLESWORTH, ESQ., SENDROFF & BARUCH, LLP

 

Abingdon Theatre Company Board of Directors

Hilary Edson & DMW Greer (co-chairs)
Jim Kierstead (vice chair)
Ellen Herman (treasurer & secretary)
Judy Gluckstern
Judy Greenblatt
JoAnn M. Hunter
Loretta McCarthy
Paul Marlow
Pamela Paul
Tony Speciale
Tajar Varghese

 

Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Advisory Council

Lucie Arnaz, Charles Busch, Dick Cavett, Tyne Daly, Julie Halston. Anita Jaffe, Cherry Jones, Laurence Luckinbill, Austin Pendleton, Tommy Tune

 

Abingdon Theatre Company Resource Council

Sam Altman, Melanie Coronetz, Jim Harp, Daniel Hernandez, Kevin Jayne, Margot London, JoAnn Mariano, Carole Monferdini, Sandra Ratcliffe, Lois Stainman, Dr. Kathryn Williams

 

Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Directors Emerita

Jan Buttram, Pamela Paul

 

The Lucille Lortel Foundation Staff

Executive Director  GEORGE FORBES
Grants Manager  JEFFREY SHUBART
Associate General Manager  NANCY ELAINE HURVITZ
General Management Associate  REBECCA CRIGLER
Facility Manager  ZEBULON BROWN
House Manager  DAMIR COBO
Head Treasurer  DAIGORO HIRAHATA

 

Abingdon Theatre Company Contributors

Abingdon Theatre Company’s 2017-18 Season is made possible, in part, by the Estate of Carolyn Halpert, the New York State Council of the Arts, the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs, The Shubert Foundation, Inc. and The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust.

Special thanks to Melanie Coronetz & Bruce Miller in recognition of their support of Abingdon Theatre Company’s 25th Anniversary season.

 

We gratefully recognize the following generous corporate, foundation, government and individual supporters who have given at levels acknowledged below. This list reflects gifts received by Abingdon Theatre Company from July 1, 2016 to March 31, 2018. For more information on the benefits of giving, contact Denise Dickens at 212-868-2055, ext. 2.

Producers ($20,000 & Up)

DMW Greer, Judy & Steven Gluckstern, Judy & Billy Greenblatt, The Estate of Carolyn Halpert, Hilary Edson & Lyon Polk, Lois & Arthur Stainman, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Pamela & Douglas Paul, The Shubert Foundation, Inc., Tajar & Anna Varghese, Anonymous (3)

Angels ($10,000-$19,999)

Randall S. & Sheila Ball Burkert, Malcolm Brown, Melanie Coronetz & Bruce Miller, The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation, Robert Granat & Al Mazur, Judge Guido Loyola, Loretta McCarthy, The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Anonymous (3)

Benefactors ($5,000-$9,999)

Nanda & Vijay Anand, Susan Brown, Claire Christopher, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, Fredric B. Gershon, Mark & Milly Mary Gingrich, Penny and James Gorman, Susan & Zara Hoffman, JoAnn M. Hunter, Mona & Doug Kanter, Jim Kierstead, Rob & Betsy Pitts, Richard & Robin Pzena, Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos,  M. E. Wolk, Janie and J.D. Wilson, Anonymous (3)

Patrons ($1,000-$4,999)

Susan Isaacs & Elkan Abramowitz, Stephanie Aeder, Catherine Adler, The Angelson Family Foundation, Suzanne Bachner & Bob Brader, Steve Bakunas, The Barbara Bell Cumming Foundation, Adam Bergmann & Andrea Berger, Clover Bergmann, Melvin Bernhardt & Jeff Woodman, Tracey & Mark Bilski, Sydney Blake & Norman Coker, Gregory Brill, Sheldon & Annette Bull, Anne Busquet, James & Rozella Clyde, Jillian Crane & Alfred Kahn, Gary DiMauro & Kathryn Windley, Dramatists Guild Fund, Sandra Engel, Susan & Owen Ennis, Angelina Fiordellisi, Barry Fortus, The Friars Foundation, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman Foundation, Harry Gail, John Gasdaska, The Gulton Foundation, Inc., Earl Graham & Warren Lai, Greater Milwaukee Foundation Spear Arts Education Fund, Terri Guarnieri & Daniel Gross, Dylandale Foundation, Sue Hansen-Hannaford, Jeanne & Tom Hardy,Joy Henshel, Ellen Herman, Lisa Hochberg, Gerald & Staci Holtzman, Bill Hutton, Sharon Jacob, David Kratz, Craig Jerner, Michael Kahn & Charles Mitchem, Gregg Kaminsky & Dan MacDonald, Thomas S. Kenan, III, Neil Koenigsberg, Lawrence Kudlow, Randie Levine-Miller, Paul Libin, Edward Little, Mary Shannon Little, Michele Logan, Margot & Allen London, Lynn Lorenc, The Lucille Lortel Foundation, Laurence Luckinbill, Daniel & Marian Malcolm, Alan Mandell, Barbara & Alan Marks, Karen A. McLaughlin, Spencer Melder & Jonathan Tait, Virginia & Timothy Millhiser, Jerry Mitchell, Serena & John Moon, David & Lori Moore, Alex & Mary Kathryn Navab, Neda Nevab, Oak River Foundation, Sandra Panem & Dale Jenkins, Christoph & Maureen Payne-Hahner,, Pfizer Foundation Volunteer Program, Noah Rabinsky, Bret & Gabi Richter, Stuart & Randi Rosen, Milton B. Rubin, Elizabeth Gurland Sanders, Shain Schley, David Schoenkin, Peter Scranton & Sher Walton, Marsha Seeman, Lynn & Kenneth Sellin, Robert L. Seigel, Frank Selvaggi, Marc Shaiman, Neal Shapiro, David & Marjorie Silverman, Ted Snowdon, Diane Solomon, Eda & Stephen Sorokoff, Ari & Susan Spar, Timothy P. Speiss, Jeffrey & Audrey Spiegel, Therese Steiner, Richard Stroock, Mary John & Robert Sullivan, Jack Tantleff, Wenke Thoman & William Sterns, Michael Thomas, Kara Unterberg, U.S. Bank Foundation, U.S. Bank Foundation Employee Matching Gift Program, Adele & George Wailand, The Waldman Foundation, Kenny & Lorraine Werner, Dr. Kathryn B. Williams, Leslie Wilson, Anonymous

Backers ($250-$999)

Marc Abrams, Michael & Enid Abrams, Actors’ Equity Foundation, Inc., Aetna Foundation, Jim & Kristen Albright, Louise & Martin Auerbach, Carter Bales, Susan Barrafato, Cecilia Benabraham, The Benevity Community Impact Fund Judy & Ennius Bergsma, Pegi & Kent Bernard, David & Luann Blowers, Dianne Brandi, James B. Broadhurst & Jill Rulfs, Elisa & Jan Brown, Lee Buckley, Sandra L. Burkert, Olivier Busquet, Jan Buttram, Alex & Anna Buzik, Susan Wilson Bynum, Susan Campbell, Jeannie & Larry Coggins, Charles & Sandra Cole, Shelley Cole, Colliers International NY LLC, Carol & Neil Danoff, Alan Davis, Jamie DeRoy, Kyle Hardin DeWoody, The Dineen Family, Alex Dmitriev & Susanne Marley, Meg Dooley & Peter Lavigne, Dorothy Duncan, Craig Garcia, Sam M. Elsamann & Karen M. Burke, ExxonMobil Foundation, Marisa Ferrain Jules Fisher, David Flora, Margie Fox, Jo-Anna L. Francica, Tara Frederickson, Lori Gardner, Paula Gerden, Gloria Gery, Norman R. Gevirtz, MD, Amy Gewirtz, Paul Golob, Martin Gould, James Greene, Merevill Foundation, Marilyn Hartl, Dave Hill, Dolores & Bob Hodesblatt, Joseph Hughes, James & Marian Incognito, Jean Jacobs, David & Audrey Kahn, Elisabeth Karlin & Joshua Zaret, Thomas Kenia, Tracy Kennedy, Robert Kimtis, Susan & Larry Kirby, Tina Lang, Dr. & Mrs. Allen Levine, Zeldie & Milt Linial, Andrew Lippa, Sharlee Little, Lori Marra & Lisa Moretto, Alvin Martin & Muriel Dance, Daniel McDonald, Eric & Susan Metaxas, Dr. Alexander Nussbaum, Marnie & Todd Owen, Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program, Pfizer United Way Campaign, Kimi Puntillo, Barbara G. Raho, Terry Ranellone, Erica & Geraldo Rivera, James Roemer, Michael Rubenstein, Sonia Satra, George & Judy Savitsky, Vincent Scott, Mark Sendroff, Sunny Sessa, Lee Seymour, Dan T. Shaheen, Peter & Nancy Sheft, Catherine Shibayama, Nathan & Cambrien Snyder, Phyllis J. Somerville, Patricia & Andrew Soussloff, Susan Stein, Elizabeth S. Steinberg, Guy W. Strobel, James C. Sullivan, Chef Bobo Surles, John & Chenel Trevellini, USAA Matching Gift Program, Niketh & Shrujal Velamoor, Daniel & Geneva Walker, David T. Washburn, Martin Wheelwright, Deborah R. Willig, Richard Wilson, Karen Wolf, Bernice Wollman & Warren Rubin, Nancy Yarnes, Paul David Young, Stanislav Zak, Anonymous (2)

Supporters ($100-$249)

Sam Altman, Ellis Arnstein M.D., Daniel Assaf,   Ken Bartels & Jane Condon, D. Bell, Barbara Bleier & Liam Mitchell, Michael Bonnabel, Don Braswell & Joseph Woo, Donald Brennan & Lucy McMichael, George & Jane Bunn, David Butcher, Catherine Butterfield, Barbara Chase, Reggie Cheong-Leen, Jo Ann Corkran, Anne Dalin, Wanda A. Davenport, Mr. & Mrs. Michael A. Deep, James DeWoody, Anthony DiNinno Cory & Bob Donnalley Charitable Foundation, Robert Donnalley, Virginia Kent Dorris, Erma Duricko, Clint Edwards, T.G. Elmlund, Michael Putman Estwanik, Sujata Eyrick, Christine Fahey, Barbara Gallagher, Carin & Martin Geiger, Karen Gens, Barbara Gerolimatos, Mary Gilman, Sam Graber, Helen F. Greene, R.K. Greene, P. James Greene, Robert Greenhaus, Dr. Ruby M. Harmon, Jim Harp, Doris Hart, Marion M. Hartsoe, Charles D. Hewett & Charles Olbright, Stephen Hollis, Page Johnson, Jr., JPMorgan Chase Foundation MG, John Kallir, Andrea R. Kapit & Leonard Supp, Lynne Kaufman,  Janet Ley, Eva & Lee Liebman, Leslie Mann, JoAnn Mariano, Patti Mariano, Harper & Scott Mates, Patrick & Theresa McCaffrey, Michael McKee & Eric Steshoel, Frederick McKinnon, Naila-Jean Meyers, Daniel Napolitano, Robin Neviaser & Dave Konciak, Brian O’Connor, Anita K. Ohm, Mitch Oppenheim & Valerie Block, Michael Orland, Mary Beth Peil, Paulette Peterson, Diane Perlin, Richard Pioreck & Jean P. Moss, Terry Pristin & Ron Silverman, Alexis Richland, Natalie Richstone, Michèle Rittenhouse, Lily Rusek, Phillip Ruvelas, Rosanne Schepis, Ed Setrakian & Kate Grant, Edward Setrakian & Kathryn Grant, Matt Shea, Helen Sneed, Leonard Soloway, Szylinski Associates, Inc., Madeline V. Taylor, Cathy Tempelsman, Donald & Laura Warfield, Lisa Wenger, Seamus Whalen & Lisa Wolk Whalen, Mary Wolk, Morton Wolkowitz & Anita Keal, Alan D. Zucker, Anonymous (5)

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