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                                              is supported in part by
                                            The Gouvernet Arts Fund at
                                            The Community Foundation.
                       Associate Producer
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By Nick Payne Directed by Mark Cuddy February 2 - 20, 2022

  Geva Theatre Center is your not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to creating and producing
  professional theatre productions, programs and services of a national standard. As Rochester’s
  flagship professional theatre, Geva is the most attended regional theatre in New York State, and
  one of the 25 most subscribed in the country, serving up to 160,000 patrons annually, including
  20,000 students.
  Founded in 1972 by William Selden and Cynthia Mason Selden, Geva was originally housed in
  the Rochester Business Institute building on South Clinton Avenue. In 1982, Geva purchased
  and converted its current space – formerly a NYS Arsenal designed by noted Rochester architect
  Andrew J Warner and built in 1868 – and opened its new home at the Richard Pine Theatre in
  March 1985. Geva operates two venues – the 516-seat Elaine P. Wilson Stage and the 180-seat
  Ron & Donna Fielding Stage.
  As one of the country’s leading theatre companies and a member of the national League of
  Resident Theatres, Geva produces a varied contemporary repertoire from musicals to world
  premieres celebrating the rich tapestry of our diverse community. We draw upon the talents of
  some of the country’s top actors, directors, designers and writers who are shaping the American
  Theatre scene.
  Geva’s education programs serve 20,000 students annually through student matinees, in-school
  workshops, theatre tours, career day, the acclaimed Summer Academy training program, and
  opportunities such as the Stage Door Project, which pairs a local school with a production in
  the Geva season giving students an exclusive look into the entire process of producing a show.
  Geva has presented approximately 360 play readings and workshops since its inception.
  Geva’s New Play Development Programming offers new and established writers a nurturing
  environment from which to take their work to the next level. Programs such as the Festival of
  New Theatre, Plays in Progress, and Regional and Young Writers Showcases offer writers to
  have their plays workshopped and performed before an audience in a reading setting. Nearly 70
  Geva-developed plays have had subsequent productions around the country. Geva’s nationally-
  recognized and innovative “Hornets’ Nest” series of play readings uses theatre to facilitate
  community discussions on contemporary topics.
  An active member of the Rochester community, Geva offers a multitude of opportunities for
  our audience and community members to engage with live theatre and the country’s best
  artists. Since the breadth of Geva’s programming cannot be sustained on ticket sales alone,
  this contribution to the region’s cultural, social and economic vitality is recognized by grants and
  charitable contributions from federal, state and local government agencies, national and local
  foundations, and businesses and individuals from throughout the region.
  For more information:

  Geva’s 49th Season was developed by the artistic staff with the invaluable input from our inaugural
  Artistic Council, made up of: Shawn Brown, Luticha André Doucette, Tonia Iakonikohnrio Galban,
  Stephanie Paredes, Mojgan Rabbani, and Esther Winter.

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                                                                                THE LAND

A land acknowledgement creates a more accurate picture of the history of the lands and water-
ways we call home and pays respect to the Indigenous People who have stewarded them from
time immemorial. At Geva, we offer this statement as part of our anti-racist values and to help us all
unlearn and relearn the history that has brought us here to the land we call the United States. With
this understanding, we can envision a new path forward, led by the principles of equity and justice.
American society as it exists today owes its identity and vitality to generations from around the
world who contributed their hopes, dreams and resources to making the history that led to this
moment. Some were stolen and enslaved here against their will, some were drawn to leave their
distant homes in search of a better life, and some have stewarded this land for more generations
than can be counted. Acknowledging the hardships and atrocities that many peoples have suf-
fered on American soil is critical to building mutual respect and connection across all barriers of
heritage and difference. By honoring this truth, we begin this effort to acknowledge what has been
purposefully buried.
There are 567 federally recognized Indian Nations (variously called tribes, nations, bands, pueb-
los, communities and Native villages) in the United States. Additionally, there are tribes located
throughout the United States who are recognized by their respective state governments.

                                                              Graphic by Eric E. Doxtator

Geva’s Acknowledgment
We are gathered in the ancestral and unceded territory of the Onöndowa'ga, or “the people of
the Great Hill.” In English, they are known as Seneca people, “the keeper of the western door.”
Together, with the Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Tuscarora, the Seneca make up
the sovereign Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We pay respects to their elders, past and present.
Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, genocide and
migration that bring us together here today. And please join us in uncovering such truths at any
and all public events.
To learn more about the Native people in our region and the Canandaigua Treaty of 1794, visit
By Nick Payne Directed by Mark Cuddy February 2 - 20, 2022

                                                     Life and Art: Life in Art

                               Costume Designer Christina Selian and I recently celebrated
                               our 35th wedding anniversary. We have been together for over
                               37 years now, first meeting when we both worked on The
                               Taming of the Shrew in Boston. Since then we have lived in
                               four states, had two sons, and stayed true to each other and
                               our profession. Yes, Christina took some time away to spend
                               with our young children, but because I was always leading
                               a theatre somewhere, Max and Gus grew up immersed in
                               theatrical process and people. It’s the “family business.” So, of
  course, seizing the opportunity for familial collaboration on Constellations, my final directorial
  assignment as artistic director, was a natural.

  Max was a fine young actor, starring as Petruchio (the role I was playing when I met
  Christina) in his own Shrew while at McQuaid, and attending Geva’s Summer Academy.
  Max chose a different path, however, becoming a passionate sociologist. His shy, younger
  brother, Gus, followed him into the Summer Academy and surprised us all with his onstage
  talent – eventually becoming a professional actor.

  But wait, there’s more! In 2018, I returned to the stage after an 18-year hiatus, acting in
  the world premiere of Heartland by Gabriel Jason Dean in the Fielding Stage. Cast as my
  daughter was the New York City actress, Mari Vial-Golden. While we were performing in the
  Fielding, The Diary of Anne Frank was running in the Wilson Stage. Playing Peter Van Daan
  there was … you guessed it … Gus Cuddy, and soon Mari and Gus began dating. They now
  live together in Brooklyn, deeply connected to each other and our profession.

  So you see, it isn’t just that my son and wife are with me on this artistic farewell, his partner
  has joined our family–and our family business–and I couldn’t be prouder of them all.

  Constellations is an exploration of two people who somehow stay together through the
  randomness of life and all of its surprises, split-second decisions and missed opportunities. I
  wasn’t about to miss this one.


  Mark Cuddy, Artistic Director

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                                                                          BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Maggie Symington, Chair
William Weir, Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee
Stephanie Caffera, Secretary
Philip L. Burke, Chair, Advancement Committee
Margaret Busch, Co-chair, Education/Curtain Call Committee
Dennis Bassett, At-Large, Immediate Past Chair and Chair, Committee on Trustees
Essie Calhoun-McDavid, At Large
Faheem Masood, At Large

TRUSTEES                               Shree Pandya                           John F. Kraushaar*
Dennis Bassett*                        Wolfgang Pfizenmaier                   Carol Love*
Peggy Boucher                          Jean Gordon Ryon                       Peter Messner*
Barbara Bruning                        Maggie Symington                       Michael B. Millard*
Philip Burke                           Mimi Tilton                            Emily Neece*
Margaret Busch                         Wynndy Turner                          Nannette Nocon
Stephanie Caffera                      William Weir
Essie Calhoun-McDavid                                                         David Perlman
                                       Kathleen Whelehan
Gloria Culver                                                                 John C. Rasor*
                                       John Williams
Hope Drummond                                                                 Robert Saltzman
Bonnie Garner                                                                 Paul Seidel
                                       HONORARY TRUSTEES
Suzanne Gouvernet                                                             Paul L. Smith
                                       Helen H. Berkeley*
Todd Green                                                                    Mary Kay Taber
                                       William A. Buckingham
Christina Gullo                                                               John Tyler Jr.
                                       Sergio Esteban*
Tomás Hernández                                                               Linda Cornell Weinstein*
Barbara LaVerdi                        David L. Fiedler*
                                       Ronald H. Fielding                     Deborah Wilson
Dawn Lipson
Faheem Masood                          Betsy T. Friedman*
Diane McCue                            Patrick Fulford*
Steve Metzger                          Joanna Grosodonia*
Michael Ninnie                         A. Thomas Hildebrandt
Frank Novak                            David L. Hoffberg*
Pamela O’Connor-Chapman                Maureen D. Holtzman

Trustees are volunteers and receive no compensation.       *Indicates Former Board Chair

TICKETS Tickets can be purchased online at             Group Rates are available for groups of 10 or more., or by phone at 585-232-4382.      Call the Box Office at 232-4382 or email groups@
Box Office Hours are:                         for more information.
Tuesday – Saturday … Noon – 6:00pm                     Student Rush Tickets are available from $15 for all
Sunday – Monday … Closed                               non-sold out performances, beginning 15 minutes
                                                       prior to curtain time. Students must present valid ID.
Telephone: (585) 232-Geva (4382)                       One ticket per person.
Gift Certificates in any dollar amount may be
purchased year round from the Box Office.

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Artistic Director                                       Executive Director
                  MARK CUDDY                                           CHRISTOPHER MANNELLI

                                             By NICK PAYNE
                                        Directed by MARK CUDDY

                Scenic & Lighting Design                                   Costume Designer
               CHRISTOPHER BOWSER                                         CHRISTINA SELIAN

                  Sound Designer                                               Dramaturg
               JOANNA LYNNE STAUB                                           CLAUDIA NOLAN

                      Dialect Coach                                         Stage Manager
                     BLAKE SEGAL                                          VERONICA AGLOW*

     Originally produced on Broadway by the Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Barry Grove,
Executive Producer, and The Royal Court Theatre by special arrangement with Ambassador Theatre Group and Dodgers on
                                                 December 16, 2014.

       The sets, costumes and props used in this production were created by Geva Theatre Center production staff.
                      The video or audio recording of this performance by any means is strictly prohibited.

By Nick Payne Directed by Mark Cuddy February 2 - 20, 2022

                                                              THE CAST

                                                       GUS                     MARI
                                                      CUDDY                VIAL-GOLDEN
  Marianne.............................................................................................................. Mari Vial-Golden*
  Roland........................................................................................................................... Gus Cuddy*

                                                There will be one intermission.
                                               Kate Duprey, Production Assistant
                                      Adriano Gatto, Fight and Intimacy Coordinator
                                           Luane Davis Haggerty, ASL Consultant
                                            Meggins Kelley, Movement Consultant

               *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.

               The scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers in LORT Theatres are represented by the United Scenic Artists,
               Local USA-829 of the IATSE.

               Geva Theatre Center operates under agreements between the League of Resident Theatres (LORT), a consortium of
               regional theatres throughout the nation; Actors Equity Association (AEA), the union of professional actors and stage
               managers in the United States; the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), an independent national
               labor union; and United Scenic Artists (USA), a union of scenic, costume, lighting and sound designers.

               Geva Theatre Center is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for
               the American Theatre.

               Geva Theatre Center is an associate member of the National New Play Network, an alliance of non-profit
               professional theatres dedicated to the development, production, and continued life of new plays.

                          This podcast was recorded under a SAG-AFTRA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

                                  Please note that the taking of photographs or use of recording devices
                                  during the performance is not permitted. Cell phones and all other electronic
                                  devices are strictly prohibited in the theatre.

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GUS CUDDY (Roland) is an actor and writer         Center productions have been Private Lives,
who is grateful to be making his return to the    Sylvia, To Kill a Mockingbird, Good People, The
stage at Geva Theater Center, where he was        Road to Where (world premiere), Clybourne
last seen in The Diary of Anne Frank. He has      Park, Pump Boys and Dinettes, A Midsummer
performed regionally at the Humana Festival and   Night’s Dream, The Agony and Ecstasy of
Arizona Theater Company, as well as various       Steve Jobs, You Can’t Take It With You,
theaters in New York. Thanks to Mari, Mom, and    Company, Superior Donuts, The Music Man,
Dad.                                 Five Course Love, Fences, Sweeney Todd, A
                                                  Christmas Story, Pride and Prejudice (which
MARI VIAL-GOLDEN (Marianne) is a Brooklyn-
                                                  he also co-adapted), Bad Dates, Our Town,
based theater artist. As an actor, Mari has
                                                  Tuesdays With Morrie, Urinetown, Splitting
developed and performed work with PTP/
                                                  Infinity, Vigil, A Chorus Line, Hamlet, That
NYC, Marin Theatre Company, Geva Theatre
                                                  Was Then (American premiere), Convenience
Center, Hangar Theater, Corkscrew Festival,
                                                  (world premiere musical), 1776, Proof, the
Triad Stage, Urbanite Theater, American Stage,
                                                  world premiere of Thornton Wilder’s Theophilus
HVSF, Merrimack Rep, Cal Shakes, Florida Rep,
                                                  North, which was also seen at Arena Stage in
Maaa Theater and more. Education: Middlebury
                                                  Washington, D.C., The Miser, the East Coast
College, British American Drama Academy. Mari
                                                  premieres of both House and Garden, Quilters,
is also a teacher, a writer, and a community
                                                  Art, Famous Orpheus (world premiere musical)
herbalist and organizer.
                                                  with Garth Fagan Dance, Every Good Boy
NICK PAYNE (Playwright)’s plays include If        Deserves Favor with the RPO, Golf With Alan
There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet (Bush Theatre     Shepard, Picasso at the Lapin Agile and State
and Roundabout Theatre Company, New York),        of the Union. In 2013, he was also appointed
Wanderlust (Royal Court Theatre), Sophocles'      the Producer and Chief Executive of The Cape
Electra (Gate Theatre), One Day When We Were      Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Prior to his tenure
Young (Paines Plough/Sheffield Theatres and       at Geva Theatre Center, Mr. Cuddy directed a
Shoreditch Town Hall), Lay Down Your Cross        number of world and American classics while
(Hampstead Theatre), Constellations (Royal        Artistic Director of the Idaho Shakespeare
Court Theatre and Duke of York’s), and The        Festival and Sacramento Theatre Company.
Same Deep Water As Me (Donmar Warehouse).
                                              CHRISTOPHER BOWSER (Scenic and
He is the recipient of the 2009 George Devine
                                              Lighting Designer) is a production, event, and
Award for Most Promising Playwright, 2012
                                              food/hospitality designer/host based in Brooklyn
Harold Pinter Playwright’s Award, and the 2012
                                              and upstate NY. He is a frequent collaborator
London Evening Standard Theatre Award for
                                              of Salty Brine’s Living Record Collection (Joe’s
Best Play for Constellations.
                                              Pub). Recently: production design for Good
MARK CUDDY (Director) is in his 27th News, or Harry the Dog (Public Theater’s
and final season as Artistic Director of Geva Under the Radar Festival), production design
Theatre Center. He will retire from Geva on for Heather Christian’s Animal Wisdom filmed
July 31, 2022. Recent productions include at Woolly Mammoth, service design for Another
A Christmas Carol, Ring of Fire, Once, The Rose onboard Virgin Voyages new ship Scarlet
Humans and Erma Bombeck at Wit’s End. Lady. Upcoming: lighting design for Dave Malloy’s
Mr. Cuddy is well known for his staging of Octet at Berkeley Rep. His work is seen around
premieres, contemporary comedies and New York City and at ART Oberon in Cambridge,
musical theatre. Among his Geva Theatre MA, The Curran Theater in SF, Seattle Theatre


  Group, Cape Repertory Theater in Brewster,           CLAUDIA NOLAN (Dramaturg) is a dramaturg
  MA, and festivals in Warsaw, Edinburgh, and          based in upstate New York. Her work focuses on
  Nottingham, U.K.              new play development and sustainable theater-
                                                       making practices. She received her M.F.A.
  CHRISTINA SELIAN (Costume Designer) has
                                                       at UMass Amherst, has worked at Premiere
  designed costumes for Ring of Fire, Once, The
                                                       Stages, Geva Theatre Center, McCarter
  Humans, The Road to Where, Superior Donuts,
                                                       Theatre, New Georges, and HERE, and is part
  Evie’s Waltz, Tuesdays with Morrie, Below the
                                                       of the Re/Emergence Collective.
  Belt and Art at Geva Theatre Center and served
  as assistant director for Beast on the Moon. She     VERONICA AGLOW (Stage Manager) is
  graduated from Emerson College and began her         delighted to return to Geva, where she has stage
  professional career in New York City working         managed over 15 productions. Favorites include
  for the Riverside Shakespeare Company,               A Christmas Carol, At Wit's End, Company, and
  Theatre for the Open Eye and The Actor’s             You Can’t Take It With You. Broadway: The
  Outlet. Ms. Selian later became an artist-in-        Lightning Thief, The Last Ship. Off-Broadway:
  residence with the Boston-based TheatreWorks,        Jersey Boys, Avenue Q, Fiddler on the Roof in
  where she met her husband Mark Cuddy. For            Yiddish, On the Grounds of Belonging (Public
  three seasons, she was associate producer            Theater), The Mad Ones (Prospect Theatre
  of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, where she         Company), A Taste of Things to Come (York
  established and directed the apprentice program      Theatre), and Brits Off-Broadway (59E59
  and was assistant director for Othello, The          Theaters). National Tour: The Lightning Thief.
  Comedy of Errors and Sherlock Holmes. When           Other Regional: Utah Shakespeare Festival,
  not designing, Ms. Selian teaches craft sewing       Cape Playhouse, Bucks County Playhouse, and
  classes to children out of her Highland Park         Arkansas Repertory Theatre. As always, thank
  home.                                                you to my family for your unwavering support.
  JOANNA LYNNE STAUB (Sound Designer)                  KATE DUPREY (Production Assistant) is
  has designed at Alliance Theatre, Asolo Rep,         excited to be back behind the Fielding Stage for
  Ensemble Studio Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre,         the first time in almost two years. She has worked
  Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse,                 with Geva in many different capacities over the
  The Nashville Children’s Theatre, New York           past 10 years, from painting on A Midsummer
  Theatre Workshop, Oregon Shakespeare                 Night’s Dream and You Can’t Take It With You to
  Festival, Public Theatre, and Seattle Rep. Ms.       run crew and automation for A Christmas Carol
  Staub has extensive credits engineering and          and Vietgone and assistant stage manager for
  associate designing Broadway shows and               Cry It Out. She has also been a stage manager
  touring companies. Her TV credits include audio      in the Rochester area with companies such as
  engineering for the NBC-Live! Productions of         WallByrd (Duchess of Malfi), RCP (Much Ado
  The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, and The Wiz.          About Nothing), and The Company Theatre (An
  She is a 2022 Grammy Nominated Recording             Afternoon of Shakespeare).
  Engineer for Best Musical Theatre Album for
  Snapshots. She has lectured Sound Design             BLAKE SEGAL (Dialect Coach) is an actor
  at Ithaca College, Princeton University, and         and dialect coach, and he is delighted to return
  University of Cincinnati. She holds degrees in       to Geva after coaching last season’s Once.
  music, audio engineering and technical theatre       Dialect coaching credits include NYC: Ensemble
  from Ithaca College and the University of Illinois   Studio Theatre, New Georges, The Araca
  Urbana-Champaign.                       Project, Fault Line Theatre; Regional: Syracuse

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Stage, Berkshire Theatre Group, Two River            of SUNY Brockport. Meggins is well known in
Theater, PlayMakers Rep, Cleveland Musical           the area as a dance instructor and was founder
Theatre, Luna Stage, Passages Theatre,               and artistic director of Best Foot Forward Dance
and Walkerspace at SoHo Rep; Educational:            Company and Dancers’ Alley Dance Studio. As
Yale School of Drama, Fordham, Columbia,             a theatrical choreographer, she has worked with
Syracuse, Kean, and Stella Adler. Blake currently    JCC Center Stage, Blackfriars Theatre, Eastman
serves on the Voice/Verse faculty of Syracuse        School of Music, Nazareth College and, of
University’s Department of Drama. As an actor,       course, Geva.
he has performed on film and television, off-
Broadway, in major regional theaters across          LUANE DAVIS HAGGERTY (ASL Consultant)
the country, and on the national tour of Mary        has a Ph.D. in leadership and change through
Poppins. M.F.A in Acting, Yale School of Drama.      the arts with a focus on deaf theater. She was                                       nominated for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for her play
                                                     Windows of the Soul. She is a Principal Lecturer
ADRIANO GATTO (Fight and Intimacy                    at RIT/NTID and was an original co-founder of
Coordinator) returns to Geva this season             the IRT theater in New York City. Awards for
having previously worked on the world                her direction, which blend deaf and hearing
premieres of Revival: The Resurrection of Son        actors for over 20 years, include Emperor
House and Heartland, as well as The Niceties,        Jones (NYC off-off-Broadway Review Award), A
To Kill a Mockingbird, Last Gas, The Diary of        Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Little Shop Of
Anne Frank, and Wait Until Dark (w/ Arizona          Horrors (Rochester CITY newspaper’s “Most
Theatre Company). Regionally, Adriano’s select       Popular Local Theatrical Production” award).
work as a Fight Director includes One Man,           Her recent production of Fences for the National
Two Guvnors, Into the Breeches! (Chautauqua          Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) won the
Theatre Company); Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Irish      Kennedy Center College Theater Festival Award
Classical Theatre Company); Equivocation, The        for Excellence in Ensemble and three of the
Crucible (Kavinoky Theatre); Carmen (Rochester       actors won nominations for Irene Ryan Acting
Philharmonic Orchestra); Amadeus, The                Scholarship awards. She was recently featured
Bourgeous Gentleman (Buffalo Philharmonic            in the Avant Guard production at IRT in New
Orchestra); Don Giovanni,Out of Darkness/            York’s Greenwich Village titled YOVOs. She
Into the Fire, and The Marriage of Figaro            is honored to have been the first post-COVID
(Eastman Opera Theatre). As an internationally       production of Rochester’s Shakespeare in
Certified Fight Director and Instructor with Fight   the Park with The Tempest, nominated for the
Directors Canada, he has taught stage combat         Broadway World Central New York category for
for various institutions, including the AFDC         innovative production.
National Certification Conference (Calgary, AB),
                                                MARK CUDDY (Artistic Director) is in his
Eastman School of Music, SUNY Buffalo State     27th and final season as Artistic Director of
and Niagara University, where he serves as the  Geva Theatre Center. He will retire from Geva
Artist in Residence. Heartfelt gratitude to the on July 31, 2022. During his tenure he has
entire team and family here at Geva. Huge love  worked alongside talented and dedicated staff,
to my H2RO!                                     artists and trustees to build Geva into a regional
                                                theatre powerhouse. Geva boasts one of the
MEGGINS KELLEY (Movement Consultant) largest audiences of any professional regional
received her dance training at The School of theatre in the Northeast and has a reputation
American Ballet and was a soloist with the for excellence in education programming
Orange County Ballet Theatre. She is a graduate and new play production. Having completed


  an eleven million dollar facility renovation in     first ever tour to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  2016, including the purchase of new housing         in Scotland. Before moving to Chicago, Chris
  for visiting artists, Geva has since focused its    was the Managing Director for HotCity Theatre
  future on engaging the Rochester region in          in St. Louis, Missouri. In this capacity, he was
  meaningful theatrical experiences that unite        instrumental in the company’s financial and
  and strengthen our community through the            programmatic growth, which included education
  celebration of our shared humanity. Mr. Cuddy       programs, new play initiatives, and several
  has directed over fifty productions here, and in    collaborations with prominent arts organizations.
  2018 acted in the world premiere of Heartland,      He has served on the board of directors of the
  and the musical La Cage Aux Folles in the fall      League of Chicago Theatres, as a steering
  of 2019. Mr. Cuddy is a founding member of          committee member for Enrich Chicago (a
  the Board of Directors for the Rochester Fringe     group of arts organizations in Chicago working
  Festival and served on the Board of Directors of    collectively to address racial equity), and as a
  the national organization for non-profit theatres,  board member for the Lincoln Park Chamber of
  Theatre Communications Group. Mr. Cuddy has         Commerce and the community board of Emerald
  also served as Artistic Director of Sacramento      City Theatre. In 2017, he was appointed to the
  Theatre Company, Producing Director of the          New York State Council on the Arts’ Theatre
  Idaho Shakespeare Festival and on the directing     Advisory Panel, where he served for two years.
  staff of the Denver Center Theatre Company.         He has also served on the board of directors
  He received his B.A. in Theatre/Honors from the
                                                      for the League of Resident Theatres (LORT),
  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he
                                                      and the Washington Square Park Community
  was a Commonwealth Scholar. He resides in
                                                      Association. He currently serves on the
  the Highland Park neighborhood with his wife,
                                                      corporate board for the Joseph A. Floreano
  theatre and visual artist Christina Selian. Their
  older son, Maximilian, is writing his doctoral      Rochester Riverside Convention Center and the
  dissertation in Sociology at the University of      board of the Rochester Downtown Development
  Illinois, Chicago. Their younger son, Augustus,is   Corporation (RDDC) as a member of the
  an actor in New York City.                          executive and nominating committees. Chris
                                                      grew up on Long Island and began his career
  CHRISTOPHER MANNELLI (Executive as an actor and a musician, touring nationally
  Director) joined Geva in 2016 from Victory and internationally. He holds a B.A. in opera
  Gardens Theater in Chicago, a Tony Award- performance from the SUNY Geneseo School
  winning institution dedicated to new plays of Performing Arts, an M.F.A. in Arts Leadership
  and playwrights, where he has served as from DePaul University, and an Executive
  Managing Director. During his five-year tenure Scholars Certificate in Nonprofit Management
  he led the reorganization of the institution and from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School
  was responsible for the strategic planning, of Management.
  fundraising, and audience development
  initiatives that created the theatre’s new business
  model. Chris oversaw numerous award-winning
                                                                 ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR
  productions, increased contributed income,
  and launched innovative membership and                             CONSTELLATIONS
  audience engagement initiatives. Prior to his
  work with Victory Gardens, he served as Deputy
  Director at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, one                             T CONDÉ
  of the largest nonprofit theatres in Chicago.                     Light Board Operator
  He oversaw operations and helped to produce
  the theatre’s “World Stage” international                              ERIN HOLT
  programming, including Chicago Shakespeare’s                     Sound Board Operator

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Through Story Space
                                                            and  Time
MovingMoving Through Story Space
  Moving Through Story Space                               and and
  by Claudia Nolan

      he idea of the multiverse has become common parlance for many people (just
      ask any Marvel fan). But in 2010, the theory was still in the early stages of gaining
      popular awareness. One night, playwright Nick Payne stumbled upon physicist Dr.
  Brian Green’s documentary The Elegant Universe and it changed his world.

  The documentary explores the seeming incompatibility of General Relativity and
  Quantum Mechanics, two cornerstones of modern physics. General Relativity explains
  the interactions between objects that we encounter in our daily lives and on a large
  scale, but breaks down at the microscopic level. For example, gravity does not hold
  true for the mathematics involved in understanding how atoms behave. Quantum
  Mechanics deals with the realm of atomic and subatomic particles and waves, which
  often behave entirely differently than objects we can see.

  Scientists worked for decades to find a way to unify these two seemingly disparate
  theories, which led to the development of String Theory in the ‘80s. However, for String
  Theory to work, the universe would need to consist of 10 or 11 different dimensions
  (some scientists now believe it may even be many more), as opposed to the four
  dimensions of space-time that most of us are accustomed to thinking about. Physicists
  have proposed some innovative solutions to this problem, including that if time as
  we think of it does not exist, there is no obstacle to unifying Quantum Mechanics and
  the Theory of Relativity. And some physicists believe that the behavior of very large
  objects, such as the universe, may be better understood if they can be described at a
  quantum level.

  One result of the mathematics of String Theory is that our universe may not be the
  only universe in existence. The specifics of this idea have spawned many different
  multiple universe theories, as well as scientists who do not believe it is plausible at all.

  Having just lost his father when he encountered The Elegant Universe, Payne was
  particularly drawn to the Quantum Multiverse Theory, or Many Worlds Interpretation.

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E. Siegel / Beyond the Galaxy / Image from

In it, every time a physical particle (including such tiny items as electrons and quarks)
has multiple options, it takes all of them – each in a different, newly spawned universe.

In an article he wrote for The Telegraph, Payne states, “For months, I struggled
continually with the startling finality of [my father’s] absence. I would eventually
try to forget him because calling upon his memory would become too difficult. Yet
forgetting him felt unnaturally cruel, not to mention selfish. In part, then, Constellations
is my attempt to dramatize this dilemma: the urge to remember versus the need
to forget… However maudlin it might now sound, the notion that there might be
a universe in which my dad was yet to have died was both curiously unhelpful and
quietly consoling. Because, of course, there must too be a universe in which he died
years ago. A universe in which we have never met. A universe in which he refuses to
speak to me.”

Payne’s comments speak to the double-edged sword of the multiverse idea. It can be
both reassuring and devastating. Trying to conceive of all the different ways one’s life
may turn out through any singular change can be debilitating, and almost impossible
to conceive of. Just think about The Butterfly Effect: one may never even know the full
ramifications of the actions they do or do not take.

                                           The Butterfly Effect / Image from the Creative Commons

Constellations explores some of the possible trajectories the characters’ lives could take
as a result of their different choices. Payne deliberately uses the structure of the play
itself to present some of these thematic ideas in a way that becomes visceral – we see
the different results of their decisions play out before our eyes. Even a slight change
in body posture, tone, or context can alter the meaning and experience of a moment,
both for the characters and for us.

And yet even as Constellations demonstrates how the different choices the characters
make affect their lives, there is a sense of inevitability. The play moves back and
forth through time in a way that is difficult to make sense of at first, but seems to be
building toward a climax. Humans generally find time to be a one-way experience: the
teacup falls to the floor and is shattered; the teacup never spontaneously reassembles
onto the table. But one of the challenges of Quantum Mechanics is that the element of
time does not factor into the mathematical equations.

                                                                  Image from Quantamagazine

In 1988, British physicist Stephen Hawking published A Brief History of Time, where
he identified three distinct “arrows of time”: a psychological arrow that includes our
memories of the past and how we imagine the future, a thermodynamic arrow that
follows the direction to which entropy (the measure of the disordering of things)
increases, and a cosmological arrow that follows the increasing size of the universe.
Hawking argued that even the psychological arrow of time is ultimately dependent
on the thermodynamic arrow: we can only remember past things because they form
a relatively small set compared to the nearly infinite number of possible disordered
future sets. In other words, we anticipate the unknown future and automatically move
forward towards it; and while we are able to remember the past, we do not try to go
backward to change what has already occurred.

Payne incorporates this uncertainty about the direction of time into his storytelling.
While the experience as an audience member may seem jarring and confusing at first,
it lends itself to a moment of beautiful synchronicity near the end of the play. And
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Playwright, Nick Payne / Image from The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

much like in the play, we are often only able to make sense of things that happened in
our lives through reflecting back on them.

Many people think mathematics and the hard sciences are at odds with art; however,
this could not be further from the truth. There are countless examples of scientists and
mathematicians who are also artists, and there are many who find the tools of poetry
(especially metaphor) to be extremely useful to their own work. Mathematician and
author Michael Frame explains Quantum Mechanics and String Theory through the
lens of personal identity and storytelling: “All moments of our lives are immensely
rich, with many — perhaps infinitely many — variables we could notice. We can view
our lives as trajectories, parameterized by time, through story space. We can never
simultaneously view all of the possible variables; rather, we focus on a few variables
at a time, restricting our attention to a low-dimensional subspace of story space. Our
trajectories through these subspaces are the stories we tell ourselves about our lives;
they are how we make sense of our lives, but always they miss some elements of our

Constellations then asks us to make choices, and to live with the ramifications of those
choices. But it also reminds us that we have myriad choices to make, over and over, in
every moment. It is our reflecting upon these choices that allows us to tell the story of
our lives – to see what we did and who we loved that mattered most.


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     questions we do not yet know how to answer. We want you to explore
                       those challenges here at Geva.

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     Help us challenge assumptions and amplify voices of those who have
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    Introduce yourself to your neighbor and forge new relationships as part
          of your theatre-going experience. We’re all in this together.

                 Thank you for being a part of our community.

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                      MARK CUDDY                                        CHRISTOPHER MANNELLI
                      Artistic Director                                    Executive Director
  STAFF LEADERSHIP                        COSTUMES                           MARKETING & ADVANCEMENT
  MELISSA BOYACK                          CASEY McNAMARA                     ELAINA BACHMANN
  Director of Marketing                   Costume Shop Manager               Advancement Assistant & Database
  SKIP GREER                              JANICE FERGER
  Director of Education/Artist            Draper                             ABBEY NOBLE
  in Residence                                                               Marketing & Communications
                                          KATHERINE McCARTHY                 Coordinator
  JENN LYONS                              First Hand
  Director of Production
                                          NOEL O’DAY                         AMANDA RIEKSTINS
  ALANA SANSONE                           Costume Craftsperson               Graphic Designer
  Director of Finance
  and Operations                          MICHAELA LINCOLN                   EMILY RHONE
                                          Stitcher                           Manager of Special Events
  Director of Institutional               LIGHTING                           AMANDA SERIANNI-DAVIS
  Advancement                             DEREK A. MADONIA                   Manager of Annual Giving
                                          Lighting Supervisor
  JENNI WERNER                                                               AUDIENCE SERVICES
  Director of Literary and Artistic       CHRIS NIMICK                       TIMOTHY INTILI
  Development Programs                    Electrician/ Board Operator        Director of Ticketing
  EDUCATION                               MICHAEL REHOR                      JOHN HAMOLSKY
  LARA BIDUS RHYNER                       Electrician                        Ticket Services Manager
  Associate Director
  of Education                            SOUND                              DEJA COTTON
                                          ANDREW MARK WILHELM                ANDREW GERMUGA
  CAITLIN MILIZIA                         Sound Supervisor                   HOPE KOLLARIK
  Education Associate                                                        SARAH MAYFIELD
                                          JOHN WILCOX                        ISA REESE
  DANNY HOSKINS                           Audio Engineer                     ASHLEY ROBB-CROCKETT
  JACK LANGERAK                                                              NICK SCHULMERICH
  BRIGITT MARKUSFELD                      PROPERTIES                         Box Office Associates
  DELORES JACKSON RADNEY                  Props Supervisor                   KELSEY MATHES
  MARY MENDEZ RIZZO                                                          Guest Services Manager
  MARCY SAVASTANO                         BUTCH KANE
  TERRAN SCOTT                            Props Artisan                      CARLEA GRANT
  SHAWNDA URIE                                                               Assistant Guest Services Manager
                                          SCENERY CONSTRUCTION
                                          ALEXANDRA ANTHONY                  LAURA CHEKOW
                                          Technical Director                 IJLAL GUNAY-LENIO
  LITERARY                                                                   TAJ SMITH
  JEAN GORDON RYON                        CHRIS DAKE                         House Managers
  Literary Associate/                     Asst. Technical Director
                                                                             NANETTE FALCHI
                                          OLA KRASZPULSKA                    Gift Shop Coordinator
  ARTISTIC                                Scenic Charge
  RACHEL DEGUZMAN                                                            FINANCE & OPERATIONS
  Engagement Programs Producer                                               FRANK DEL VECCHIO
                                          GIANNA DECAMELLA                   Associate Director of Finance
                                          Assistant Scenic Charge
  ANGELA GIUSEPPETTI                                                         CLIFF LAMPLEY
  Company Manager                         MAYA SCHUETZ                       Facilities Manager
  CHELSEA WHITTEMORE                      Lead Carpenter
                                                                             LAURIE MASOOD
  Assistant Company Manager                                                  Finance Volunteer
                                          ELIAS KOCH
  JARED LEE MORGAN                        CLARISSA PUTMAN MESSER             ANNA BECK
  Stage Operations Supervisor             Carpenters                         Finance Assistant
                                                                             CLAUDIA NOLAN
                                                                             Administrative Assistant

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                                                                                    GOVERNMENT PARTNERS

Geva Theatre Center gratefully acknowledges the following businesses, foundations and government agencies
                                        for their generous support.
                                (Donations listed are for the time period 1/1/21 through 12/31/21.)

49th SEASON SPONSOR                         ASSOCIATE PRODUCER                                LEADING PERFORMER ($500 - $999)
ESL Federal Credit Union                    ($5,000 - $9,999)                                 All Season Property & Services
                                            3 City Center                                     Exele Information Systems, Inc.
49th SEASON                                 All Occasions Catering                            Get Caked ***
HONORARY PRODUCER                           CNY Latino                                        ROC Brewing Co.
Dr. Dawn Lipson                             The Joseph & Anna Gartner Foundation
                                            Glover Crask Charitable Trust                     MATCHING GIFTS PROGRAMS
49TH SEASON                                 Gray Locey CPA, PC                                Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
FIELDING STAGE SPONSOR                      Julia K Caters                                    Amica Companies Foundation
The Gouvernet Arts Fund at                  M&T Bank                                          AXA Foundation
  Rochester Area Community Foundation       Madeline’s Catering                               Bank of America
                                            News 10 NBC                                       Constellation Brands, Inc.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ($25,000+)               Guido & Ellen Palma Foundation*                   Dell Foundation
City of Rochester                           Radio 95.1                                        ExxonMobil Foundation
County of Monroe                            Rubens Family Foundation*                         Johnson & Johnson
ESL Charitable Foundation                   Theatre Development Fund                          Johnson Controls Foundation
William & Sheila Konar Foundation*              – NSYCA/TDF TAP Plus                          Xerox
Mary S. Mulligan Charitable Trust**         Wegmans Food Markets*
New York State Council on the Arts**        Fred & Floy Willmott Foundation*
The Shubert Foundation                      WDKX FM
                                            WLGZ Legends
CO-PRODUCER ($10,000 - $24,999)
Buckingham Properties, LLC                  ASSISTANT PRODUCER
CITY                                        ($2,500 - $4,999)
Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation*             Max A. Adler Charitable Foundation
Davenport-Hatch Foundation                  Ames-Amzalak Memorial Trust
Donald F. & Maxine B. Davison Foundation*      in Memory of Henry Ames,
Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation      Semon Amzalak & Dan Amzalak*
Joan & Harold Feinbloom                     Caldwell Manufacturing Co.
  Supporting Foundation at                  Center for Adolescent & Young Adult Health
  Rochester Area Community Foundation*      Forté Capital, LLC
The Donna Fielding Memorial Fund            Hildebrandt Family Artistic Enhancement
Flaum Management Company, Inc.                 Fund
Harter Secrest & Emery, LLP                 immaginé Photography
Heveron & Company, CPAs, PLLC               Marshall Street Bar and Grill
KeyBank                                     Riedman Foundation
News 8 WROC-TV                              Louis S. & Molly B. Wolk Foundation
Rockcastle Florist
St. John’s                                  DIRECTOR ($1,500 - $2,499)
Joseph & Irene Skalny Charitable Trust*     RG&E***
Tasteful Connections, Inc.
Ukrainian Federal Credit Union              STAR ($1,000 - $1,499)
WARM 101.3 Radio                            Actors’ Equity Foundation
WXXI                                        Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation*
                                            Paychex, Inc.
                                            The Vesper
                                                                                                                *Education Supporter
                                                                                                  **Literary or New Works Supporter
                                                                                                 ***Home for the Holidays Supporter


                Geva Theatre Center thanks the following individuals for their generous contributions.
                                   (Donations listed are for the time period 1/1/2021 through 12/31/2021.)

  PRODUCER’S CIRCLE                             PRODUCER’S CIRCLE (cont.)                        DIRECTOR'S FORUM (cont.)
  EXECUTIVE PRODUCER ($25,000+)                 Susan & Robert Touhsaent*                        Edith M. Lord
  Anonymous                                     Janet & John Tyler                               Dan & Nancy LoughranPS
  Dr. Dawn Lipson (Honorary Season              Thomas & Ann Ward                                Carol & Nick LovePS
     Producer)                                  Philip & Anne Wehrheim                           Dan & Kiki MaharPS
  The Gouvernet Arts Fund at The                Carol J. Whitbeck                                Annabelle MartinPS
     Community Foundation (Fielding             Eric I. Zeller Fund at Rochester Area            Faheem & Laurie MasoodPS
     Stage Season Sponsor)                         Community Foundation                          Pamela McGreevy
                                                                                                 Peter & Beth MessnerPS
                                                                                                 Steve Metzger
  ($10,000-$24,999)                             ASSISTANT PRODUCER                               Wes & Mary Micket
  Anonymous                                     ($2,500 - $4,999)                                Paul+ & Barbara Mitacek**
  Ted+ & Peggy BoucherPS                        Daniel & Elizabeth Abbas PS                      Mike & Mary Ninnie
  Barbara & John BruningPS                      Robert D. Baden                                  Frank Novak & Paul MutoPS
  Margaret & Tim Busch                          Deanna G. Baker**PS                              Dr. Vivian PalladoroPS
  Joan S. Dalberth
                                                Anna Marie & David Barclay PS                    Shree PandyaPS
  David & Patricia Gardner
                                                Carol & John Bennett PS                          Wolfgang PfizenmaierPS
  Suzanne Gouvernet
                                                Barbara Berman                                   Loren & Janet RanalettaPS
  Eric & Elizabeth Rennert*PS
  Elise RosenfeldPS                             Nelson A. Blish PS                               Janet S. Reed
  Joan & Ken SlaterPS                           Robert & Diane Boni                              Dr. Gerald & Maxine RosenPS
  Mimi & Sam TiltonPS                           David L. Brooks                                  Raymond H. Ruby Family Fund
  Krestie Utech PS                              William Buckingham                               Mr. John B. Rumsey
  Charis & Rich WarshofPS                       Philip & Sharon BurkePS                          Laura J. SadowskiPS
  Joyce & William Weir PS                       David J. & Margaret M. BurnsPS                   Drs. Carl & OJ Sahler PS
                                                Margaret & Tim Busch                             Robert & Hedria Saltzman
  CO-PRODUCER ($7,500-$9,999)                   Stephanie Caffera                                Kelly & Kathleen Shea
  Bonnie Garner                                 Center for Adolescent                            Gail ShoemakerPS
  Joanna & Michael GrosodoniaPS                    & Young Adult HealthPS                        Malcolm & Elaine Spaull
  Barbara LaVerdi & Bryan DonnellyPS            Essie Calhoun-McDavid                            Richard & Sandy Stein
  The Pace Family Fund                             & Bernard McDavidPS                           Franceen Elias-Stein & Todd Stein
  Averil & Michael Riley                        Suzanne & Allan Chapman                          James & Georgine StengerPS
  Vicki & Richard SchwartzPS                                                                     Bob & Gayle StilesPS
                                                Mary CowdenPS
  Wolf & Elizabeth Seka                                                                          Jim & Pam StoffelPS
                                                Ann Dozier & Guy Martin PS
  Sherwin & Linda Cornell                                                                        Joshua Stubbe & Katie Baynes
     Weinstein*PS                               Hope DrummondPS
                                                                                                 Kim & Janet TenreiroPS
                                                Peter & Suzanne DurantPS
                                                                                                 John S. TrittenPS
  ASSOCIATE PRODUCER                            Peter Fackler & Kelly BarrettPS
                                                                                                 Scott Turner
  ($5,000-$7,499)                               Stan & Reenie Feingold
                                                                                                    & Mary Worboys-TurnerPS
  Dennis & Mary Bassett                         Richard & Joan Fenton*PS
                                                                                                 Wynndy Turner
  Betsy & John CarverPS                         Paul & Mary Fromm
                                                                                                 Patricia Ward-Baker
  Gloria Culver & Joe AndersonPS                Todd & Stephanie Green PS
                                                                                                 Dr. Stephen R. Webb
  Dr. Eric M. Dreyfuss+                         Christina Gullo & John A. Mueller PS
                                                                                                 Ms. Kathleen R. Whelehan
  Dave & Nance FiedlerPS                        Sue & Jim HaefnerPS                              John WilliamsPS
  Patrick & Barbara FulfordPS                   Terry & Eileen HartmannPS                        Herb Winkelmann, Jr.
  Joanne Gianniny                               Nan & Tom HildebrandtPS                          Helen A. Zamboni
  Richard & Kim Gray                            Gwendolyn & David HoffbergPS
  Warren & Joyce Heilbronner                                                                        & Steven I. Rosen
                                                Daniel & Barbara Hoffman
  Pamela & Ken HinesPS
                                                   In Honor of Lisa Hoffman,                     DIRECTOR ($1,500 - $2,499)
  Glenn & Nancy KochPS
                                                   who loved her Geva Family                     Frank & Catherine Angevine
  Diane & Jerry McCuePS
                                                Jacqueline Holliday                              Abby & Doug Bennett
  Michael & Frances Millard
  Dan & Jo-Ann O’Brien                             & Andrew Holliday                             Drs. Karen & Mark Blazey
  Kathy Purcell                                 Jean Horton                                      Ed & Sarah Bullard
  Don & Robin Pulver PS                         Norman HortonPS                                  Patrick & Gail Burke
  Dr. Tomás C. Hernández                        Dr. Jack & Harriette Howitt                      John & Linda Buttrill
     & Dr. Keith S. Reas                        Ralph F. Jozefowicz, M.D.PS                      Dr. John J. Condemi
  Dr. Sidney & Barbara Sobel                    Harold & Christine KurlandPS                     Raymond Dreher
  Maggie & Charlie SymingtonPS                  Connie L. Leary                                     & Dr. Elaine Tunaitis

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DIRECTOR'S FORUM (cont.)          Lindsay & John Garrett               Buchan Family Fund
                                  M. Lois Gauch                            of The Community Foundation
Bill Eggers & Deborah McLean      George & Helen Greer Advised Fund        for the Greater Capital Region
Louise W. Epstein                     at The Community Foundation      Jane Capellupo
Sergio & Mary Ann Esteban         Brigitte & Klaus+ Gueldenpfennnig    Jeanne Carlivati, In Memory of Philip Carlivati
James & Kathy Farrar              Elmer C. Hartman                     Barbara Case
Betsy T. Friedman                 H. Larry & Dorothy C. Humm           Victor Ciaraldi & Kathy Marchaesi
    & Ram W. Rapoport             Judy & Norm Karsten                  Keith & Celeste Cleary
Nancy D. Hessler                  Drs. Don & Nahoko                    Mark Cleary
Carol E. Hopkins                      Kawakyu-O’Connor                 James & Andrea Costanza
Victoria Kaminski                 Stephen & Susan Kelley               Katherine Cove
Cleve Killingsworth               Karen Kral                           Susan & Frank Crego
    & Daren Chentow               Mary Ellen Lansing                   Susan Davis
Paul & Lynne Kroner               Jennifer Leonard                     Dan & Jody DiLoreto
Diane & Stephen LaLonde               & David Cay Johnston             Joel & Katy DiMarco
Doris & Austin Leve               Barbara & John Lovenheim             Richard & Janet Duff
Carol A. Lewis                    Patrick Macey & Jerry Casey          Janice B. Durfee
Lundback Family Charitable        Nanci Malin & Abe Weiss              Marjorie & Stephen Elder
    Gift Fund at Rochester Area   H. Winn McCray                       Judith A. Emmanuel
    Community Foundation          Bruce & Eleanor McLear               Sherman & Anne Farnham
Nannette Nocon                    Jonathan Mink & Janet Cranshaw       Lynn & Neil Farrar
    & Karl Wessendorf PS          James C. Moore                       David & Anne Ferris
David & Marjorie Perlman              & Geraldine Biddle Moore         Elizabeth Fisher
Julie Emily Petit                 Don & Roxann Muller                  Dr. & Mrs. John Gerlach
Elke Phillips                     Dr. Gary & Ruth Myers                Andrew Germanow
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Publow          Kathy & Ted Nixon                    Sarah & John Gibson
                                  William J. O’Connor Jr.              William & Susan Gornall
Dr. Ramon & Judith Ricker
                                  Jane Parker & Fran Cosentino         Lori Green
Gary B. Schaefer
                                  Robert & Jessica Perrilleon          Martin & Sherrie Handelman
Dick Schieck & Joan Semrau
                                  Craig & Becky Prophet                Joe & Linda Hanna
Sharon & Leal Smith
                                  Anne & Rob Quivey                    Carol K. Hardy
Judith & Richard Steinheider
                                  Deborah Ronnen                       Marilyn+ & Dick Hare
Rev. Nancy D. Stevens
                                  Daniel Ryan                          Brud & Molly Hedges
    & Mr. David L. Williams
                                  Mary Gayle Smith                     A. Dirk & Linda Hightower
Meg & Tom Therkildsen             Paul Suwijn                          Donna Himmelberg
Jeffrey Schron                    Werner Schenk                        Barb & Art Hirst
    & Barbara Tropiano-Schron     Schreiner Family Fund                John & Barbara Holder
Brad VanAuken & Stacey Miller     Mary Kay & Bill Taber                Louise D. Holmes
Mr. & Mrs. Justin L. Vigdor       Thomas & Kelli Tarkowski             John & Bonnie Hood*
Judy & Erik von Bucher            Julia Thomas                         Mary M. Huth
Pierce & Elizabeth Webb           Jim & Linda Varner                   Douglas & MaryAnne Jones
Deborah Wilson                    Nina Walker                          Emily Jones & Deborah Hughes
Charlotte J. Wright               Robert+ & Anne Wallace               Ebets & Tom Judson
                                  Jean Carty Weaver                    Karen & Eugene Kehoe
STAR ($1,000 - $1,499)            David J. Welker                      Phyllis A. Kemmerer
Anonymous                                                              Edward E. Klehr
Allan C. Anderson                 LEADING PERFORMER                    Mark & Mona Friedman Kolko
Michael & Susan Bargmann          ($500 – $999)                        Ellen & Charles Konar
Jim & Linda Baroody               Anonymous (2)                        Marcy & Ray Kraus
Jeanne M. Beecher                 Karen Abbas                          Michael & Marcy Kucharski
Mary & Brendan Brady              Carol Adler                              Family Fund
John & Johanna Brennan            David & Marca Anderson               Kathleen & Alfred Laitenberger*
Mary Ellen Burris                 David & Jan Angus                    Robert & Patricia Larson
Mary Allison Callaway             Virginia Bacheler & Skip Battaglia   Nancy & Howard LeVant
Et Manu Corde Funde               Gloria J. Baciewicz                  Amy Libenson & Brett Shulman
    at the Rochester Area         Bancroft-Tubbs Family Fund           Meg & Bill Lloyd
    Community Foundation          Marcia & Eric Birken                 Mr. Robert L. Lowenthal, Jr.
Susanna Ferris                    Bette Blakeney & Jim Dulmage         Christopher & Susan Luedde
Ann & Steve Fox                   Jeff & Kathy Bowen                   Keith & Virginia Lyons
Bob & Bobbie Freitag              Dr. Donald L. & Mary C. Boyd         Dr. Thomas Madejski
Dahn Dean Gandell                 Chris Brown                          Swaminathan & Janice Madhu


  Mr. & Mrs. Michael Magee            Nancy Bloom & Alan Cohen             Susan Fredericks Hodes
  Dr. & Mrs. Jack & Sandra Maniloff   Dennis & Amy Boike                       & Joe Hodes
  Massie Family Fund at Rochester     Patricia Bradley                     Sheila Hollander
      Area Community Foundation       Sandy & Ged Brady                    Dan & Sandy Hollands
  James McBride                       Paula & Craig Branson                Audrey Holly
  Lynette Dolby & Sandra McDonald     Ken & Kathy Brickell                 James & Sherrill Ison
  Jeanne B. McHugh                    Roberta Buckle                       Charles Jackson
  Ralph & Martha Meyer                Bruce & Marilyn Burkey               Thomas & Mary Jones
  Duane & Ida Miller                  Larry & Veronica Burling             Lori & Frank Karbel
  Sanford & Jill Miller               Nancy Burns                          Rabbi Alan & Jan Katz
  Helen Newman                        Dr. & Mrs. Richard                   Mr. & Mrs. Robert Kay
  Dr. Alan Nye                            & Peggy Burton                   Michael Keefe & Joann Surre-Keefe
      & Nancy BB Meyer-Nye            Lori Busch                           William & Jean Keplinger
  Marie & Donald Oakleaf              John Cariani                         Susan J. Kinney
  Elizabeth Osta                      Jeffrey Carlson                      Dr. & Mrs. Barry & Sharon Kissack
      & Dave VanArsdale               Harriet & Jeff Carter                Hon. Joan S. Kohout
  Lois & John Palomaki                Dennis & Sharon Conheady             Joel Krenis & Chari Briggs-Krenis
  Phil Palumbo                        Toby Cook                            Thomas Krugh
  Marion Payson & Helen Wiley         Eileen Coughlin                      Robert & Sarah Kuehl
  Thomas & Nancy Poeth                Howard & Leslie Crane                Robert & Judy Kukol
  Dr. Lee D. Pollan                   Charles & Mary Crockett              Werner & Susan Kunz
  Dr. & Mrs. Brock Powell             Bonnie R. Crawford                   Kim Kvocka & Brownlee Field
  Marjorie Power                      John & Alison Currie                 David & Andrea Lambert
  Mary Jane Proschel                  Joe & Judy Darweesh                  Bob & Kathy Landon
  Ken & Sheila Reasoner               Mr. & Mrs. Ronald J. Davey           Thomas & Connie Lathrop
  Valerie & Stefan Reuss              Jacqueline Davis                     Margaret & John Lausin*
  Elizabeth & Larry Rice              Bill & Linda Delaney                 Dr. Paul A. Law
  Nancy Robbins                       Joseph DeRuyter                      Richard & Linda Lawrence
  David W. Ryon**                     Anthony D’Imperio                    John Lebens & Florence Higgins
  Victor & Eileen Salerno             Ken & Linda Dingman                  Philip & Susan Lederer
  Peggy W. Savlov                     Mary Dinnan                          Terrie & Tom Lee
  Francie & Larry Schenck             Dan & Mary Draper                    Litt Family Fund
  Jim & Daria Shaw                    Kevin & Marie Duhamel                David & Julie Losee
  Joseph E. Simpson                   Peter & Margaret Dundas              Deborah Lydick
  Judith & Michael Slade              Mr. & Mrs. Michael Dwyer             Ruth & Alfred Marchetti
  Robert & Norma Snyder               Judith & Dean Ekberg                 Gail Mazur
  Mrs. Helga Strasser                 Joanne Everts                        Tom & Emily McCall
  Robert & Amy Tait                   Trevor & Elizabeth Ewell             William McCleary & Maxine Long
  Edward Tanner & Elizabeth Treiber   Robert & Cheryl Fehnel               Gilbert K. McCurdy
  David Evans & Sheree Usiatynski     Clara Firth                          John & Kathleen McQueen
  Wayne & Anne Vander Byl             Cindy Fleischer                      Dr. George McVey
  Susan B. Volpel                     Lisabeth Frarey & Michael Christie   Daniel M. Meyers
  Benjamin & Saundra Wallace          Barabra L. Frank                     Christopher Mueller,
  Peter Oddliefson+ & Kay Wallace     Bruce & Elizabeth Freeland               on behalf of Michael Millard
  Stephen Wershing                    Marvin & Loretta Friedman            Hilda J. Milham
      & Gaelen McCormick              D. Galvin                            Annette Miller & Lauren Frank
  Jamie & Sally Whitbeck              Gerlad & Pamela Garavuso             Deborah Mulford & David Szulgit
  Susan & Paul Wilkens                Richard & Joyce Gilbert              Kelly Nagle & R.T. Gilman
  Kitty J. Wise                       Robert Goeckel & Gay Greene          Sarah Nemetz, MD
                                      Joy Goodman & John Sawyer                & Michel Berg, MD
  FEATURED PERFORMER                  Regina M. Gortych                    Thomas & Ronnie Nescot
  ($250 - $499)                       Ray & Ellen Grabb                    James & Lois Norman
  Anonymous (3)                       Dr. & Mrs. William & Ruth Grace      Maureen & Marty Palumbos
  Betsy & Gerald Archibald            Michael & Megan Gurell               Eric & Penelope Pankow
  Ryan Asato                              Family Charitable Account        Dolores Parlato
  Mary Jane Bafundo                   Rhonda & Earl Gurell                 Robert & Linda Pearles
  Janet Barclay                       David Hardy & Carol Topping          James Peters
  Suzanne Bell                        Lynn Harris                          Thomas Petrillo & William Reamy
  Michael Bellanca                    Mary E. Haverfield                   Patricia & Edward Polidor
  Linda M. Betstadt                   Chris & Lisa Hayes                   Rev. Okke & Kathy Postma
  John & Cindy Blawski                Jeff & Ruth Hedin                    Mark Raeside

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 Cassandra George Ramos                           Norm & Jane Silverstein                      Patricia H. Wehle
 James G. Reed                                    Greg & Karen Sloan                           Michael+ & Robin Weintraub
 Richard & Carol Reid                             Jo Anne & Fred W. Smith                          Advised Fund
 Abby & Josh Reinhard                             Dr. & Mrs. David                             James & Kim Whittemore
 Dawn Riedy & David Berg                             & Barbara Snyderman                       Brent & Amy Williams
 Russell R. Roberts                               Jim & Marie Sorrentino                       John & Laurie Witmeyer
 Linda Rubens                                     Jean & Harold Stacey                         Sara W. Wood
 Charles & Carolyn Ruffing                        Fred & Mabel Stehler                         Peng Wu
 Richard & Louise Sadowski                        Ann H. Stevens & William J. Shattuck         Charlie & Judy Zettek
 Lenora T. & John F. Sands                        David Stornelli                              Mary Lou & David Zimpfer
 Gerry & Fred Sauter                              Thomas & Linda Sullivan                      Barbara Zinker
 Kenneth Schirmuhly                               Gina Suriano                                 Benson & Mindy Zoghlin
 Drs. David & Carolyn Schuler                     Thomas & Rose Swartz                                           PS
                                                                                                                    Playwright’s Society
 Caroline Schultz                                 Kevin S. Sweeney                                  (donors who have made a three-year
 Jon & Katherine Schumacher                       Frank & Rose Swiskey                               commitment to Geva’s Annual Fund)
 Anthony & Gloria Sciolino                        Sue & Gary Tebor
                                                                                                                    *Education Supporter
 William A. Shaw                                  Robert H. Thompson
 Cheryl Shepherd                                     & Bonnie DeVinney                                           **Literary, New Works or
 Marvin A. & Joan E. Shulman                      Mark & Eileene Tornatore                                      Hornets’ Nest Suppporter
    Advised Fund                                  Charlene Varnis & James Vallino                                              + Deceased
 Barbara Siebert                                  Sylvia Watkins

            We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of these donor lists. However, if you see an error or omission,
                       please accept our apology, and kindly call the Advancement Office at (585) 420-2004.


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