THE PUBLIC THEATER ANNUAL GALA PROGRAM
The Public Theater stands in honor of the first inhabitants and our ancestors. We acknowledge the land on which The Public and its theaters stand - the original homeland of the Lenape people. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory. We recognize the sacrifice that these ancestors made. We honor the generations of stewards and we pay our respects to the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land.
HONORING SENECA VILLAGE
The Public Theater also honors and celebrates the people and legacy of Seneca Village, one of the earliest free Black communities in New York City, which was located in what is now Central Park from 1825–1857.
In cooperation with the City of New York
Bill de Blasio, Mayor
Corey Johnson, Speaker, New York City Council
Gonzalo Casals, Commissioner, Department of Cultural Affairs
Margaret Nelson, Acting Commissioner, Department of Parks and Recreation
Free Shakespeare in the Park
By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Adapted by JOCELYN BIOH
Directed by SAHEEM ALI
With ABENA, GBENGA AKINNAGBE, PASCALE ARMAND, MAYAA BOATENG, PHILLIP JAMES BRANNON, BRANDON E. BURTON, JOSHUA ECHEBIRI, ANGELA GROVEY, BRANDEN LINDSAY, ZONYA LOVE, JARVIS D. MATTHEWS, JACOB MING-TRENT, JENNIFER MOGBOCK, JULIAN ROZZELL JR., KYLE SCATLIFFE, DAVID RYAN SMITH, SARIN MONAE WEST
Scenic Design BEOWULF BORITT
Costume Design DEDE AYITE
Lighting Design JIYOUN CHANG
Co-Sound Design KAI HARADA & PALMER HEFFERAN
Hair, Wigs and Makeup Design COOKIE JORDAN
Composer MICHAEL THURBER
Original Drum Compositions FARAI MALIANGA
Fight Director ROCÍO MENDEZ
Choreographer DARRELL GRAND MOULTRIE
Production Stage Manager NARDA E. ALCORN
Line Producer YUVIKA TOLANI
Company Manager LIZA WITMER
Production Manager JASON PARADINE
Associate Artistic Director / Resident Director SAHEEM ALI
Associate Artistic Director / Director of Public Theater Productions MANDY HACKETT
Associate Artistic Director / Director of Artistic Programs SHANTA THAKE
Director of Producing YUVIKA TOLANI
Production Executive RUTH E. STERNBERG
Managing Director JEREMY ADAMS
Directors of Casting HEIDI GRIFFITHS, JORDAN THALER
General Manager ANGELA DELANEY KIRCHER
THE JEROME L. GREENE FOUNDATION is the proud season sponsor of FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK.
Support for FREE SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK provided by THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST - THE GEORGE T. DELACORTE FUND FOR PERFORMANCES AT THE DELACORTE THEATER.
Support for The Public Theater provided by the BEZOS FAMILY.
THE LUESTHER T. MERTZ CHARITABLE TRUST provides leadership support for The Public Theater’s year-round activities.
CO-CHAIRS & HONOREES.
The Public Theater Board of Trustees
This past June, our late founder would have been 100 years old. Throughout his 35-year career, Joe Papp brought over 350 musicals and plays to the stage. He envisioned and brought to fruition a theater of, by, and for all people through programming like the Mobile Unit, Free Shakespeare in the Park, and musicals and plays at Astor Place. Thanks to Papp, The Public Theater has welcomed millions of audience members from all over the world.
Vivian Jett Brown
Ms. Vivian Jett Brown has dedicated her life in service of bringing ambitious programming to New Yorkers for over 40 years. As Recreation Director of the Brownsville Recreation Center, she creates a welcoming space, where people of all ages find community, learning, and joy in their lives. She is a vital community partner leader for The Public Theater's Mobile Unit and Public Works as well as an accomplished performer. Her beautiful singing voice has been featured in all eight Public Works productions, as well as in the Public Works documentary Under the Greenwood Tree.
By James Shapiro
ACT 1 The opening Act introduces us to the comedy’s two main plots. In the first, Anne Page is pursued by three wooers: Slender (urged on by his uncle, Shallow), Doctor Caius, and Fenton. In the second, the pleasure-loving Falstaff, low on money and having to turn away Pistol and his other followers, is determined to seduce both Madam Ford and Madam Page, and sends them identical love letters. Meanwhile, in a subplot, the feuding Doctor Caius and Pastor Evans fall out.
ACT 2 Madam Ford and Madam Page compare the love letters Falstaff sent them, decide to turn the tables on him, and enlist the help of Mama Quickly. Madam Page also hopes that their plot will cure her husband of his unwarranted jealousy. Mister Ford, tipped off about Falstaff’s plan to sleep with his wife, disguises himself as “Mister Brook” to learn more about it from Falstaff himself.
ACT 3 Doctor Caius and Pastor Evans—both terrified of fighting—dodge a violent confrontation and are reconciled. A jealous Mister Ford leads a pack of men to catch his wife in the act with Falstaff. The wives persuade Falstaff to crawl into a basket full of dirty laundry to escape detection. Meanwhile, Fenton and Slender continue to woo Anne Page, who is in love with Fenton.
ACT 4 Falstaff tries to seduce the wives again, and Mister Ford once more enlists an increasingly skeptical cohort to catch his wife with Falstaff. Falstaff escapes again, this time in disguise. Once more, he is shamed, and Ford is chastened for not trusting his wife. The husbands, wives, and their friends decide to act collectively to teach the irrepressible Falstaff a lesson once and for all. They hatch a plot to have him meet both wives in the park, disguised; they themselves will appear as spirits and terrify him. Plans are also hatched by Slender, Doctor Caius, and Fenton to take advantage of the ensuing commotion to elope with Anne Page.
ACT 5 Falstaff is tricked a third and final time. Both Slender and Caius are fooled into eloping with partners other than Anne. Fenton and Anne secure the Pages’ approval of their marriage, and the comedy ends joyously in a wedding celebration, to which all, including Falstaff, are invited.
ABENA (Anne Page). From NJ, Abena is an actor/vocalist of dual Ghanaian and African-American descent. She originated and reprised the role of Nana in School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play (MCC Theater, Center Theatre Group; Drama Desk Special Award). Vocalist of the Royalton Resorts theme song, “Royalton Life.” AMDA graduate. Abena is also a former Disney Cruise mainstage vocalist. Additional NYC credits: Goddess (MCC SongLab/NYSAF), Appointment With God (The Playwrights Realm), Ragtime (Ellis Island), How the Light Gets In - Water is Life (NYMF). TV: “Orange is the New Black,” “Daredevil,” “The Other Two,” "Celebs Have Issues," and “FBI.” Instagram: @abenadryl
Mister Nduka Ford
GBENGA AKINNAGBE (Mister Nduka Ford) starred as Tom Robinson in the original cast of To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway. Additional theater: Fulfillment (The Flea), The Thin Place (Intiman), and A View from 151st Street (The Public). TV: “The Old Man” (upcoming), "Modern Love," “The Deuce,” “The Following,” “The Good Wife,” “Nurse Jackie,” and “The Wire.” Film: The Sun Is Also A Star, All the Devil’s Men, Detroit, Independence Day 2, Edge of Darkness, and The Taking of Pelham 123. Akinnagbe is the founder of Liberated People, a social justice lifestyle brand, and of Enitan Vintage, an African-influenced vintage furniture line that was featured on “Antiques Roadshow.” He recently sold his original pilot “Lewisburg” to NBC.
Madam Ekua Page
PASCALE ARMAND (Madam Ekua Page). Broadway: Eclipsed by Danai Gurira (2016 Tony nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play) and The Trip to Bountiful with the late great Cicely Tyson. Film/TV: “Prodigal Son,” “The Blacklist,” “Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Core member of Quick Silver Theater Company (QSTC). NYU Graduate Acting Program alumna. During the pandemic, Armand expanded her artistry into writing. Her one-woman show, $#!thole Country Clapback, is a 2021 Orchard Project participant. www.pascalearmand.com.
MAYAA BOATENG (Fenton/Simple) is a proud daughter of West African immigrants. She returns to Shakespeare in the Park after being featured in The Public’s Julius Caesar, directed by Oskar Eustis. Boateng was last seen starring in Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Fairview (Theatre for a New Audience). Other notable theatre credits include Lynn Nottage’s Fabulation, or The Reeducation of Undine (Signature Theatre); Fairview (Soho Rep); Good Men Wanted (New York Stage & Film). On screen credits include “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix), “City on a Hill” (Showtime), and the culminating episode of Season 4 of “High Maintenance” (HBO). Education: NYU Graduate Acting, MFA.
Phillip James Brannon
PHILLIP JAMES BRANNON (Pastor Evans). The Public: Shipwreck, Tiny Beautiful Things, ToasT. Broadway: JUNK (Lincoln Center). Off-Broadway: Toni Stone (Roundabout); Log Cabin, BootyCandy (Playwrights Horizons, Obie Award); The Antipodes (Signature Theatre); The City of Conversation (Lincoln Center); Nat Turner in Jerusalem, Love and Information, Belleville (NYTW); We Are Proud… (Soho Rep). Regional: Williamstown, Steppenwolf, Huntington, Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman, Kansas City Rep, Woolly Mammoth, The Wilma, Court Theatre. TV/Film: Roscoe on “Servant,” “The Sinner,” “The Blacklist,” “The Good Fight,” “Elementary,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Law & Order: SVU,” Contagion. Training: DePaul University.
Brandon E. Burton
BRANDON E. BURTON (Ensemble) is a St.Louis, MO, native and a recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where he won the prestigious Herschel Williams Prize awarded to the top actor of the class. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth, Richard II, Antony and Cleopatra. Yale Theater: Othello (Othello); Henry VI, Part 3 (York, George, Bona); Marty and the Hands That Could (Mike Money). Yale Rep: A Raisin in the Sun (Bobo).
JOSHUA ECHEBIRI (Slender/Pistol). Pittsburgh Public Theater: Romeo N Juliet (virtual). Williamstown Theatre Festival: A Raisin in the Sun, Something Happens for Joe, Soft. TV: He is recurring on the current season of "The Good Fight" on Paramount+. BA: Dartmouth College. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting. @joshuaechebiri. www.joshuaechebiri.com.
ANGELA GROVEY (Mama Quickly). A very proud native Texan who has learned to embrace the cold, Grovey is proud to be making her Shakespeare in the Park debut with this beautiful company. Broadway: Escape to Margaritaville, Leap of Faith. National Tour: The Play That Goes Wrong (Annie), Newsies (Medda). Coming up: Master (Netflix), “Modern Love” (Amazon). TV/ Film: “Monsterland” (Amazon), “The Blacklist” (NBC), “High Maintenance” (HBO), “Ray Donovan” (Showtime), “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix), “Iron Fist” (Netflix), Joyful Noise (Warner Bros), “30 Rock” (NBC), “The Unusuals” (ABC). Some of the theaters Grovey has danced across: Irish Rep, City Center Encores, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Vineyard, Papermill, Goodspeed. @angelagrovey
BRANDEN LINDSAY (Ensemble) is a southern gentleman born and raised in Greenville, SC. He received his BA from William Carey University in Hattiesburg, MS, and recently completed his MFA at NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Lindsay has worked with some incredible directors such as Brandon Dirden, Tazewell Thompson, and Stevie Walker-Webb. He was also a part of the Nate Parker Film Institute where their film Baggage was screened at The Pan African Film Festival. Lindsay is looking forward to celebrating Black joy and being a part of a historical return to the Park.
ZONYA LOVE (Ensemble). Broadway: The Color Purple (Celie). Off-Broadway & First National Tour: Avenue Q. Regional: The Devil’s Music at Milwaukee Rep, Dreamgirls at Theater Under the Stars, Lights Out: Nat King Cole at People’s Light & The Geffen Playhouse, The Parchman Hour at The Guthrie, Sister Act, The Wiz, and Kiss Me Kate at Broadway at Sacramento. Plays: Emma and Max, Intimate Apparel. Television: “Bull,” “Blue Bloods,” “Smash,” “The David Letterman Show.” Love is an active member of BOLD and Broadway Inspirational Voices.
Jarvis D. Matthews
JARVIS D. MATTHEWS (Ensemble). Regional: Soft, Tempo (Williamstown); uber everywhere (National Black Theatre); Fences (Jamaica PAC); The Flying Dutchman (McCarter). Film: Love Is, A Cakewalk (GARAGE/GUCCI), Gabriela, En Route.
JACOB MING-TRENT (Falstaff). Most recently seen in The Forty-Year-Old Version (Netflix) and R#J (Sundance). TV: starred in the series “White Famous” (Showtime), played Panda in “Watchmen” (HBO), “Ray Donovan” season six (Showtime), “Feed the Beast” (AMC), etc. Film: Starred in the reboot of SuperFly (Sony), The Possession of Hanna Grace (Screen Gems), etc. Upcoming: “Only Murders in the Building” opposite Steve Martin and Martin Short (Hulu) and “Wu-Tang: An American Saga” (Hulu). Broadway: Hands on a Hardbody and Shrek The Musical. Several Off-Broadway productions, including Father Comes Home From the Wars..., for which he earned a Lortel Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Madam Nkechi Ford
JENNIFER MOGBOCK (Madam Nkechi Ford). Regional: As You Like It (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ); Love’s Labour’s Lost, Antony And Cleopatra, Hamlet (Stratford Festival). Recent film credits include Sultana’s Dream (Magic Spell Studios), Stratford HD (Melbar Entertainment Group). TV: “Designated Survivor” (ABC), “Conviction” (ABC). MFA: NYU Graduate Acting. www.jennifermogbock.com.
Julian Rozzell Jr.
JULIAN ROZZELL JR. (Shallow). Theater includes: Hagrid in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child; Old Head in The Inheritance; Father Comes Home from the Wars… (The Public/Mark Taper Forum); The Piano Lesson (Arden Theater); The Total Bent (The Public); Death of the Last Black Man…, Venus (Signature Theater); Measure for Measure (Hipgnosis Theater). Television includes: “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “The Blacklist,” “Law & Order,” “Broad City,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “High Maintenance,” “Bull,” “Person of Interest.” Film includes: Otherhood, The Breaks, The Price of Silence, Peter Grass is Dead, and as Samson Finch in Red Dead Redemption II. Rozzell has performed voice-overs and commercials, notably in the “Rhythm is a Dancer” TD Bank commercial.
Mister Kwame Page
KYLE SCATLIFFE (Mister Kwame Page) is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Broadway: The Color Purple, Les Misérables, Hamilton, To Kill a Mockingbird. West End: The Scottsboro Boys (Olivier Award nomination). Tour: Hamilton. Off-Broadway: As You Like It, Big River (City Center Encores!). Regional: Ragtime (ZACH Theatre), Oklahoma! (5th Avenue Theatre). Television credits include “Bull,” “Chicago P.D.,” and “A Christmas Carol: The Concert” with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
David Ryan Smith
DAVID RYAN SMITH (Doctor Caius). Broadway: One Man, Two Guvnors; Passing Strange. Off-Broadway: Where We Stand (Women's Project); Passage (Soho Rep); The Death of the Last Black Man... (Signature); Mankind (Playwrights Horizons); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, The Comedy of Errors, Pericles (Public Theater); Gone Missing (Encores); The Glory of the World (BAM); Marat/Sade (Classical Theater of Harlem). Regional: Repertory Theater of Saint Louis, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Barrington Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Dallas Theater Center, California Shakespeare Theater, among others. Film: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Medal of Victory, Bee Season.
Sarin Monae West
SARIN MONAE WEST (Ensemble). RedBull Theater: Romeo and Juliet (virtual). Recent directors include: Whitney White, Brandon Dirden, Michele Shay, Arin Arbus. Upcoming: Mia MIA (La MaMa). BFA: Oklahoma City University. MFA: NYU Graduate Acting. @sarinmonae www.sarinmonae.com.
Dance Captain JENNIFER MOGBOCK
Fight Captain JENNIFER MOGBOCK
Stage Manager BENJAMIN E.C. PFISTER
UNDERSTUDIES never substitute for the listed performers unless a specific announcement is made at the time of their appearance.
For Falstaff, Pastor Evans, and Doctor Caius BRANDON E. BURTON; for Mister Nduka Ford JOSHUA ECHEBIRI; for Mister Kwame Page, Slender/Pistol, and Shallow BRANDEN LINDSAY; for Mama Quickly and Madam Ekua Page ZONYA LOVE; for Mister Kwame Page, Mister Nduka Ford, and Shallow JARVIS D. MATTHEWS; for Madam Nkechi Ford, Fenton/Simple, and Anne Page SARIN MONAE WEST
Drummer FARAI MALIANGA
MERRY WIVES will be performed without an intermission
JOCELYN BIOH (Adaptation) is an award-winning Ghanaian-American writer/performer from New York City. Her written works for theatre include Nollywood Dreams at MCC Theater, which is currently postponed due to COVID-19; GODDESS, a musical, which will have its world premiere at Berkeley Rep in 2022; and the multi-award-winning School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play, which was originally produced at MCC Theater in 2017/2018 and has gone on to have over 20 regional productions. She is a former Tow Playwriting Fellow (2017) and has been commissioned by MTC, Atlantic Theater Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Second Stage.
SAHEEM ALI (Director) is a proud immigrant from Kenya. He is the Associate Artistic Director/Resident Director of The Public Theater. Recent productions include Romeo y Julieta, Richard II, Twelfth Night (The Public); Shipwreck (The Public, Woolly Mammoth); Fires in the Mirror (Signature Theater); The Rolling Stone (Lincoln Center Theater); The New Englanders, Sugar in Our Wounds (MTC); Passage (Soho Rep); Fireflies (Atlantic Theater Company); Dangerous House, Where Some Storms Are Born (Williamstown Theater Festival); Tartuffe (Playmakers Rep); Kill Move Paradise (National Black Theater); Nollywood Dreams (Cherry Lane); and Dot (Detroit Public Theater). He has workshopped new plays at Playwrights Horizons, Playwrights Realm, MCC, New York Stage & Film, Page 73, and The Lark. He is a Usual Suspect at New York Theater Workshop, Sir John Gielgud SDCF Fellow, and Shubert Fellow.
BEOWULF BORITT (Scenic Design). The Public: Much Ado About Nothing, Coriolanus, Emergence-See!, Tales of an Urban Indian, Venice. Broadway: 23 shows including Act One (Tony Award), The Scottsboro Boys (Tony nomination), Thérèse Raquin (Tony nomination), Come From Away, Freestyle Love Supreme, Be More Chill, The New One, Bernhardt/Hamlet, Meteor Shower, A Bronx Tale, Prince Of Broadway, Hand To God, Sondheim On Sondheim, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, LoveMusik, and On The Town. Off-Broadway: 100 shows including The Last Five Years, Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish), Sleepwalk With Me, and Miss Julie. 2007 OBIE Award for sustained excellence.
DEDE AYITE (Costume Design) is a two-time Tony nominated costume designer. Broadway credits include A Soldier’s Play, Slave Play, American Son, and Children of a Lesser God. Select Off-Broadway: The Secret Life of Bees, Marie and Rosetta (Atlantic); By The Way, Meet Vera Stark (Signature); BLKS, School Girls… (MCC); Bella: An American Tall Tale (Playwrights Horizons); The Royale (Lincoln Center); Toni Stone (Roundabout). Regionally, Ayite’s work has appeared at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Steppenwolf, Arena Stage, and more. She has worked in television with Netflix, Comedy Central, and FOX Shortcoms. MFA: Yale School of Drama. Awards: Obie, Lucille Lortel, Helen Hayes, Theatre Bay Area, and Jeff Awards; four Drama Desk nominations.
JIYOUN CHANG (Lighting Design). The Public: for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf. Broadway: Slave Play. Off-Broadway: Anatomy of A Suicide, Eddie and Dave (Atlantic); Marys Seacole, Plot Points in Our Sexual Development, brownsville song (LCT3); Sojourners, Her Portmanteau (NYTW); Something Clean, Too Heavy For Your Pocket, Ugly Lies the Bone (Roundabout); BAM, MCC, Signature, Guggenheim, Berkeley Rep, Cal Shakes, Guthrie, The Old Globe, OSF, Studio Theatre. Falstaff Award 2012 (Troilus and Cressida). Nominations: Tony, Drama Desk, Theatre Bay Area, Henry Hewes Design Awards. Obie Award in special citation. MFA: Yale School of Drama.
KAI HARADA (Co-Sound Design). The Public: Soft Power, Public Works’ Hercules, Fun Home. Broadway: Head Over Heels, The Band’s Visit (Tony, Drama Desk Awards), Amélie, Sunday in the Park with George, Allegiance, Gigi, Fun Home, On the Town, First Date, Follies (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Million Dollar Quartet. Other work: LA Opera, A.R.T., Kennedy Center, City Center, Portland Opera, 5th Avenue, and others. Education: Yale University.
PALMER HEFFERAN (Co-Sound Design). The Public: shadow/land, Shipwreck, Wild Goose Dreams. Broadway: Grand Horizons (Second Stage), The Lifespan of a Fact (Studio 54). Off-Broadway: Fefu and Her Friends (TFANA); Marys Seacole (LCT3); BLKS, Collective Rage, Charm, School Girls… (MCC Theater); The New Englanders, Sugar in Our Wounds, Important Hats… (MTC); Something Clean, Bobbie Clearly (Roundabout); Fabulation..., Death of the Last Black Man… (Signature Theatre); Friend Art (Second Stage); Samara, Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. (Soho Rep); Today Is My Birthday (P73). Awards: 2019 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design, 2018 and 2020 Henry Hewes Awards.
Hair, Wigs and Makeup Design
COOKIE JORDAN (Hair, Wigs and Makeup Design). Broadway: Once on This Island; Sunday in the Park with George; In Transit; Eclipsed; Side Show; After Midnight; Fela!; A View From the Bridge. Off-Broadway: In the Blood, The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World (Signature Theatre); Public Works’ Hercules, Ain’t No Mo’, Mlima’s Tale (The Public); A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Twelfth Night (The Public’s Shakespeare in the Park). Tours: Fela! (national and European tours); Dirty Dancing. Television: Emmy-nominated for makeup design, “The Wiz Live!” (NBC).
MICHAEL THURBER (Composer) is an NYC-based composer/bassist/performer. He has composed scores for The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Public, MTC, and Atlantic Theater. His new musical GODDESS will have its world premiere this winter at Berkley Rep in CA. Past Public Theater productions include Mobile Unit's Twelfth Night, for which he wrote the music and played the role of Antonio. Thurber co-founded CDZA, a YouTube music collective (40 million views) which headlined at the YouTube Music Awards alongside Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire. Thurber was the bassist on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and sits on the Board of NPR's From the Top. Education: Juilliard, Interlochen Arts Academy.
Original Drum Compositions
FARAI MALIANGA (Original Drum Compositions/Musician). Born and raised in Zimbabwe, Malianga began his career in African Dance in Colorado with Leticia Williams’ Harambee and Musical Director Judy “Fatu” Henderson. Upon arriving in New York, he began studying dance and drum with pioneers Yousouf Koumbasa, Mbemba Bangoura, and Ronald K. Brown. He has performed with Chuck Davis in BAM’s Dance Africa, Reginald Yates, Heritage O.P., Harambee, Umoja, The New Jersey Chamber Orchestra, Obediah Wrights Balance, BSRC, Def Dance Jam, Juxtapower, Opus, Camille A. Brown, Christal Brown, Joya Powell, and Beatrice Capote. He performed Darker Faces of the Earth Off-Broadway and on Broadway in Fela! Recently, he composed for dance films like Black Stains with Tiffany Rhynard.
ROCÍO MENDEZ (Fight Director) is an award-winning actor, fight and intimacy director, and a proud New Yorker committed to building confidence in brown and Black girls through storytelling. Mendez has done multiple independent films showcasing their talents in martial arts and comedy. Mendez has worked with a range of theaters nationally including Atlantic Theater Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and Classical Theater of Harlem, among the many. Mendez has been nominated for multiple awards for their work in fight choreography and movement. Mendez is a team member of UnkleDave's Fight-House – a collective of fight/intimacy/movement directors. www.rociomendez.com.
Darrell Grand Moultrie
DARRELL GRAND MOULTRIE (Choreographer). A recipient of the Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award and a graduate of The Juilliard School, Moultrie’s credits include Invisible Thread (2nd Stage), Daddy (The New Group/Vineyard Theatre), Sugar in Our Wounds (MTC), Witness Uganda (A.R.T.), Redwood (Portland Center Stage), Evita (Kansas City Rep), El Publico (Teatro Real Madrid). Moultrie has choreographed premieres for dance companies across the world; select works include "Ounce of Faith” (The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre) “Vessels” (Dance Theatre of Harlem), “Ind,ctible Light” (American Ballet Theatre).
Narda E. Alcorn
Production Stage Manager
NARDA E. ALCORN (Production Stage Manager). Professor and Chair of the stage management department at Yale School of Drama, Alcorn has been head of stage management for NYU, DePaul, and SUNY Purchase. On Broadway, Alcorn premiered four August Wilson plays and stage-managed two Broadway revivals of his work. Alcorn was a stage manager on The Lion King on Broadway for several years and both revivals of A Raisin in the Sun. With co-author Lisa Porter, Alcorn has written the book, Stage Management Theory as a Guide to Practice: Cultivating a Creative Approach, and the HowlRound essay, “We Commit to Anti-Racist Stage Management Education.”
Benjamin E.C. Pfister
BENJAMIN E. C. PFISTER (Stage Manager). The Public Theater: Much Ado About Nothing and As You Like It at The Delacorte Theater. Yale Repertory Theater: Imogen Says Nothing. Broadway credits include Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel (Imperial Theater); Choir Boy (Samuel J. Friedman Theater); The Rose Tattoo and A Soldier’s Play (American Airlines Theater). MFA Graduate and Lecturer in the Stage Management Department at The Yale School of Drama.
THE PUBLIC THEATER ANNUAL GALA PROGRAM SHOW STAFF.
Assistant Director abigail jean-baptiste
Sound System Designer JESSICA PAZ
Associate Scenic Designer ALEXIS DISTLER
Assistant Scenic Designer ROMELLO HUINS
Assistant Costume Designer RODRIGO MUÑOZ
Assistant Hair Designer JOYA GIAMBRONE
Associate Lighting Designer MARIE YOKOYAMA
Assistant Lighting Designer ITOHAN EDOLOYI
Assistant Sound Designer BAILEY TRIERWEILER
Assistant Sound Designer JOSH MILLICAN
Assistant Composer GABRIELLE HENDERSON
Associate Sound System Design DANIEL LUNDBERG
Assistant Sound System Design RYAN GAMBLIN
Dialect Coach DAWN-ELIN FRASER
Director of Voice and Speech ANDREW WADE
Voice Associate JULIE CONGRESS
Production Assistants KATE WELLHOFER, MARÍA DE BARROS, PLATO SETO
Associate Company Manager CODY JOHNSON
Assistant Production Managers ITZEL AYALA, KEATON MORRIS-STAN
Props Manager ALEXANDER WYLIE
Assistant Props Manager CORINNE GOLOGURSKY
Production Audio BEN TRUPPIN-BROWN
Assistant Production Audio MELISSA VALENCIA
A1 ELIZABETH COLEMAN
Sub A1 HEATHER MOTZ
A2 CHONTOL J CALVIN, TAYLOR RIORDAN, MELODY JONES
Sub A2s OLIVIA BANCROFT-WELLS, SHANAYA PERKINS
Audio Crew CURTIS MILLER, ALEJANDRO SUQUISUPA, RYAN GAMBLIN, MEGAN BURNHAM, EMILIA WOJCIECHOWSKI, DAVE HUNTER, CHRISTOPHER J. SCHULTZ, JOSHUA DAVIS, OLLIE WARD, JOHN KEMP, MATTHEW BELL, GABRIEL BENNETT, JORGE OLIVO, WILL PICKENS, MIRANDA TRACY, KATHARINE FRASER, AIDAN CLONEY, MATTHEW WALSH, EMILY GRACE CALDWELL, MIRIAM MILDER, JOHN EMMETT O'BRIEN, JOHN MARC ZAYAS, ALEC HARRIS, SAMY RAVS, MELO DAVIS
Costume Shoppers VICKY BUTLER, MADISON CAGLE, CELESTE JENNINGS, AUDREY M PETERSON, EVAN PRIZANT
Costume Crew MIRANDA BECK-BIRD, STEPHANIE BENJAMIN-FLORES, SARA DECKER, EMMA BLAKE HANDLER, CAMILLE McEACHERN, NGHĨA NGUYEN, RIONA FAITH O'MALLEY, ALLIE PAWLUKOJC, AMANDA REHBERG
Wardrobe Supervisor AMANDA REHBERG
Wardrobe Crew STEPHANIE BENJAMIN-FLORES, EMMA BLAKE HANDLER, SARA DECKER, CAMILLE MCEACHERN, NGHĨA NGUYEN
Lead Day Crew MADISON CAGLE
Wardrobe Day Crew NANCY AMARO
Wardrobe Sub AMANDA ROBERGE
Hair, Wig and Makeup Supervisor KIRK CAMBRIDGE-DEL PESCHE
Hair, Wig and Makeup Crew KRYSTAL BALLEZA
Hair, Wig and Makeup Sub SHEREESE CROMARTIE
Production Electrician JENNIE RODRIGUEZ
Assitant Production Electricians MICHAEL BATEMAN, MEGAN MURPHY
Lighting Shop Foreperson, Delacorte CALEB KUBIAK
Head Electrician LEA MARIE BOSILOVICH
Assistant Head Electricians OLIVIA RIDDICK, GABE RODRIGUEZ
Light Board Programmer KELLEY SHIH
Light Board Operator TAYLOR KOZLOWSKI
Deck Electrician GABE RODRIGUEZ
Spot Light Operators SASHA CASUCCI, SARAH GREEN, TIM HARRISON, ERIN SUMMERS-JONES
Swing Electrician MEGAN SEIBEL
Electricians AJA ANDERSON, AARON ASHER, BRODERICK BALLANTYNE, NATE BROOKS, SASHA CASUCCI, SHANE CROWLEY, ERIN FEIL, EVAN HERMAN-CHIN, COLIN JB, BRYSON KISER, TAYLOR KOZLOWSKI, AMANDA LANGHAUS, REMY M. LEELIKE, CHRIS LOWE, CHARLOTTE MCPHERSON, JOSEPH MESSANA, NYA MULLINS, OLIVIA RIDDICK, MAX ROSE, JESUS SANTIAGO, JOE SCARDINO, MEGAN SEIBEL, NATHAN SELINGER, ERIN SUMMERS-JONES, MIRANDA TREMBLAY, ADINA VALERIO, EMILIA WOJCIECHOWSKI
Prop Runners HEATHER ENGLANDER, RILEY HUTCHISON
Prop Runner/Deck Carpenter Sub NICHOLAS BRESTER
Prop Artisans MIKAELA HOGAN, ANTONIA HOWARD, RACHEL KENNER, MILO ROBINSON
Assistant Technical Director CLAIRE SUMMERS-JONES
Scene Shop Foreperson, Delacorte JAMES SATER
Lead Carpenter CARRIE ZOLLINGER
Scenery Special Projects MEB GRIFFIN
Scenery Construction & Load-In Crew CALLIE HARRIS, GUTHRIE PARK, NICK FLEMING, RYAN GOFF, JOSHUA STRAKER, DIANA DAVILA, LUIS TORRES, RORY SCHALL, HOWARD MONCADA, JOSE CAMARGO, GREG THAYER, COLIN COLFORD, ROB ZEVACK, JOE KURZAWA, EMILY SCANLAN, ZACH LONGSTREET, CHRIS GIRARD, KEVIN ABRAMS, JUSTIN TRISTAN
Assistant Charge Artist and Lead Scenic Artist TACY L. FLAHERTY
Scenic Artists CHRIS CARTER, MARIE ROSASCO, JACOB CLAIRE, DANIEL ALLEN, OWEN NUSS
Lead Show Carpenter/Scenery Runner LUIS TORRES
Automation Operator JOE KURZAWA
Deck Carpenters MIKEY STEVENS, JOSHUA STRAKER
Production Crew BRETT ANDERS, HEATHER ENGLANDER, DUNCAN GALLAGHER, EMILY GARRISON, ELOIA PETERSON, BEATRICE PEREZ-ARCHE, JESUS SANTIAGO, IA SHULER, KAYCIE SWEENEY, BLESSING UTOMI, DAJANE WILSON, ERIC BERKELEY, EMILIA WOJCIECHOWSKI
Production Logistics Coordinator DARYL SHELTON
Production Office Assistant CHRISTOPHER GUZMAN
Logistics Technicians ROBERT WILLIAM VESCE, MARTIN RIOS, EVAN MOORE
GALA PERFORMANCE SAFETY PROTOCOLS.
To provide the safest evironment at the Annual Gala, we are offering both Full Capacity and Physically Distanced seating in The Delacorte Theater.
Full Capacity Sections:
- Reserved for those 12 years or older who have been COVID-19 vaccinated.
- Must show proof of full vaccination before entering the theater.
- Seats have no physical distancing. People sitting in these sections will be sitting directly next to other people.
- Children 11 years or younger may accompany their vaccinated parent or guardian.
Physically Distanced Sections:
- Recommended for those who are not COVID-19 vaccinated, or the vaccination status of an individual(s) in the party is unknown.
- No proof of negative testing required for entry.
- Seats are limited, and can be reserved in pods of 1 seat or 2 seats.
- All seating pods are separated by unoccupied seats around it.
- Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, must always wear a face mask for entry into the theater and when moving around. Those in Full Capacity sections have the option to remove their mask when sitting in their ticketed seat. Those in Physically Distanced sections must always keep a face mask on, except while eating and drinking.
Further details and specifics can be found at our SAFE IN THE PARK page, which is subject to change.
"Africa Praise Medley"
Arranged by Augustus Enos Edu
Performed by: Augustus Enos Edu and Friends
Courtesy of Enos World Music
Written by Yemi Alade
Performed by Yemi Alade
Courtesy of Blue Pie Publishing USA and Blue Pie Records USA under license from IROKING
Written by Njeng Njeng John Raoul
Composed by Joshua Osajikwoeh
Performed by Skales
Courtesy of OHK Entertainment/360 Incubation Publishing
Black Lives Matter Harlem Street Mural
Courtesy of Harlem Park To Park
Executive Produced by Harlem Park to Park, Valinc PR, and Got To Stop
Curated by LeRone Wilson
Mural Art by LeRone Wilson, Guy Stanley Philoche, Dianne Smith, Omo Misha, Thomas Heath, Lesny JN Felix, Joyous Pierce, and Jason Wallace
Black Lives Matter Art printed by Duggal Visual Solutions, Inc.
"Duma Virus (I Am Not A Virus)"
Original Art by Beau Graff
Show Control and Scenic Motion Control featuring STAGE COMMAND SYSTEMS® by PRG Scenic Technologies, a division of PRG Broadway L.L.C., New Windsor, New York.
Additional Scenery by Tom Carrol Scenery, Inc.
Lighting equipment provided by Christie Lites.
Sound Equipment Rental Provided by Masque Sound.
Business Sign Lightboxes provided by GSA Design USA.
Masks by Hill Studio LLC.
Millinery by Janet Linville.
Special Thanks to Kaarta Imports and Bassirou Ndiaye.
Kaftans by Sai Sankoh.
Falstaff's chair designed by Enitan Vintage.
Additonal props by ACT.
THE PUBLIC STAFF.
Artistic Director ... Oskar Eustis
Executive Director ... Patrick Willingham
Associate Artistic Director/Director of Public Theater Productions … Mandy Hackett
Associate Artistic Director/ Resident Director … Saheem Ali
Managing Director … Jeremy Adams
Senior Director, Advancement ... Kelli Payne
Senior Director, Development … Kristina Hoge
Chief Marketing Officer … Tom McCann
Senior Director, Finance and Administration ... Danny Williams
Senior Director, Facility Operations … Valerie D. Simmons
Senior Counsel, Legal Affairs … Avita Delerme
Administrative Chief of Staff … Rosalind Barbour
Director, Strategic Research and Planning … Ciara Murphy
Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director … Jessica Slaght
Assistant to the Executive Director … Carla Bianco-Biagini
Board Governance Manager … Jessica Wang
Executive Office Assistant … Irving Torres-Lopez
Associate Director, Public Theater Productions … Leah Cloney-Matthes
Associate Producer of Artistic Programs … Roxanna Barrios
Artistic Programs Associate … Asha Nelson-Williams
Master Writer Chair … Suzan-Lori Parks
Director, Producing … Yuvika Tolani
Line Producers … Audrey Frischman, Garlia Cornelia Jones
Producing Coordinator … Amy Lau Croyle
Assistant Line Producers … Amber Gray
Directors of Casting … Jordan Thaler, Heidi Griffiths
Casting Director … Kate Murray
Casting Associate … Chalin Tulyathan
Casting Assistants … Danica Rodriguez, Elizabeth Hay
General Manager … Angela Delaney Kircher
Associate General Manager … Alyssa Simmons
Senior Company Manager … Rebecca Sherman
Assistant General Manager … Emily Hammond Cook
General Management Business Manager … Chantal Thomson
General Management Assistant … Reanne Barrett
Contracts Manager … Rachel London
Programming Budget Manager … Barbara Sartore
Company Managers … Heather Fichthorn, Jasmine Moseley, Liza Witmer
Associate Company Managers ... Cody Johnson, Rosie Kolbo
Assistant Company Manager ... Indigo Sparks
Company Management Assistant ... Nate Shelton
House Seat Coordinator … Carlos Serrano
General Management Associate … Sabrina Aziz
General Management Administrative Assistant...Adrian Hernandez
Director, New Artists and Dramaturgy Pipeline … Jack Phillips Moore
Associate Dramaturg ... Catherine Rodriguez
Resident Artists … Tarell Alvin McCraney, Daniel Sullivan, Shaina Taub
Director Of Voice And Speech … Andrew Wade
Shakespeare Scholars In Residence … James Shapiro, Ayanna Thompson
Tow Playwright in Resdience ... Erika Dickerson-Despenza
Script Readers ... Amara Brady, Bonnie Davis, Gloria Oladipo, Jessica Owens, Nathanial Whitehead
2018-2019 Emerging Writers Group ... Brittany K. Allen, Oscar A.L. Cabrera, Daniella De Jesús, Ryan J. Haddad, Obehi Janice, Diana Oh, Ife Olujobi, Joshua Young, David Zheng
Director, Joe’s Pub … Alex Knowlton
Production Manager … Jon Shriver
Lighting & Technical Supervisor … Ania Parks
Marketing Manager … Sacha Wynne
Artist Relations & Operations Manager … Jessie Moore
Programming & Administrative Manager … Isabel Kim
Lead Performance Coordinators ... Hilary Surface, Emily Zemba
Performance Coordinators … Iyvon Edebiri, Caroline Englander, Marky Hinojosa, Tyler McCombe, June Rhee, Samantha Robbins, Zoe Trischka, Nathan Willingham
Audio Engineers … Jake Cheriff, Don Fierro, Steve Ha, Reya Harris, Gaines Legare
Lighting Designers … Emily Clarkson, Jeanne Anne Carter, Oona Curley, Colleen Doherty, Tyler Learned, Daisy Long, Conor Mulligan
Video Engineers … JR Cronheim, Gordon Kindlon, Kurt Rivers
House Photographer … Kevin Yatarola
Production Executive … Ruth E. Sternberg
Associate Director, Production … Jonathan Pellow
Director, Theater Projects and Safety … Jim Szekely
Production Managers … Jeff Harris, Caity Joy Smith, Jason Paradine
Associate Production Managers … Peggy Carey, Barry Stagg
Assistant Production Managers … Cristina Ayón-Viesca, Itzel Ayala, Keaton Morris-Stan, Maggie Snell
Production Administrator … Kelly Moore
Production Contracts Associate … Lico Whitfield
Associate to the Production Executive … Maxwell Friedman
Production Office Assistant … Chris Guzman
Technical Director … Nick Moodey
Associate Technical Director … Bradley Shaw
Assistant Technical Directors … Patrick Fray, Claire Summers-Jones
Scenery Office Administrator … Laura Krassowski
Charge Artist … Hugh Morris-Stan
Assistant Charge Artist … Tacy L. Flaherty
Scene Shop Foreperson … James Sater
Lead Show Carpenter … Luis Torres
Draftsperson … Kathryn Lieber
Director, Costumes … Luke McDonough
Costume Shop Manager … Vanessa Watters
Assistant Costume Shop Manager … Melinda Basaca
Costume Shop Administrator … Julia Kulaya
Draper … Marie Stair
First Hand ... Audrey Pallmeyer
Audio Supervisor … Corrine Livingston
Associate Audio Supervisor … Malachy Kronberg
Assistant Audio Supervisors … Kortney Barber, Rachel Forbes, Nissa Syverson
Audio Office Administrator … Carrie Miller Freeman
Music Manager/Audio Shop Foreperson … Sean Kraft
Props Supervisor … Sara Swanberg
Associate Props Supervisor … Rebecca David
Lighting Supervisor … Alex Brandt
Associate Lighting Supervisor … Jennie Rodriguez
Assistant Lighting Supervisors … Michael Bateman, Megan Murphy
Lighting Office Administrator … Michael Rivera
Lighting Shop Foreperson … Caleb Kubiak
Video Supervisor … Ido Levran
Assistant Video Supervisor ... Jeremy Allen
Director of Public Works … Laurie Woolery
Associate Director of Public Works … Emily Sophia Knapp
Public Works National Associate … Pablo Hernandez Basulto
Master Teaching Artist … Lori Elizabeth Parquet
Teaching Artists … Troy Anthony, Cornelius Davidson
Public Works Teaching Artist Fellows…Reyna Erika Bonaparte, Alex Ubokudom
Director, Under the Radar Festival … Mark Russell
Associate Director, Under the Radar Festival … Jon Grenay
Mobile Unit Program Manager ... Alejandra Cisneros
Community Programs Manager … Praycious Wilson-Gay
Director, Public Shakespeare Initiative … Michael Sexton
Education Manager, Public Shakespeare Initiative … Rhys McClelland
Program Manager, Public Shakespeare Initiative … Jackie Tralies
Budget Analyst … Topher Soltys
Senior Finance Manager, Finance and Administration… Jessica Fink
Administrator, Finance and Payroll... Leya Van Doren
Finance Associate … Trisha Hirano
Human Resources Manager … Victoria Rey
Director, Institutional Partnerships and Development Communications … Kristen Gongora
Advisor, Leadership Giving … Jan Gura
Director, Individual Giving … Becca Niemeyer
Director, Special Events … Brooke Amico
Director, Advancement Services … Susan Hayes
Major Gifts Officers … Elizabeth Kipp-Giusti
Manager, Individual Giving … Nina Sunderland
Manager, Special Events ... Madeline Ricca
Gala Assistant ... Chaele Davis
Associate Director, Institutional Partnerships ... Gina DiRado
Manager, Institutional Partnerships ... Gabriel Lozada
Senior Manager of Institutional and Strategic Communications … T.J. Berardo
Assistant Director, Data and Information Analytics … Sheela Luk
Assistant Director, Advancement Services … Kelsey Moriarty
Senior Manager, Advancement Services Operations … Taylor Logan
Senior Associate, Advancement Services Operations … Richard Mena
Senior Associate, Tessitura Data and Information Analytics … Cassidy Liz
Associate, Patron Services ... Shannon Teppert
Director, Marketing … Jared Fine
Senior Manager, Marketing… Justin Dewey
Marketing Manager … Marivic Tagala
Development Marketing Manager … Aoife Mahood
Marketing and Graphics Project Manager ... Brittany Sellers
Marketing Coordinator … Karina Mena
Director, Institutional Communications … Shareeza Bhola
Social Media Manager … Miranda Palumbo
Director, Public Relations … Laura Rigby
Manager, Public Relations ... Sammy Wolfin
Public Relations Associate … Jana Zschoche
Publications Coordinator … Emily White
Public Relations Coordinator ... Laura Mullaney
Web Developers … Christyn Budzyna, Grace Chung
Senior Graphic Designer & Photographer … Tammy Shell
Junior Graphic Designer … Christian Martin
Senior Manager, Ticketing Operations … Zac Ford
Director, Audience Services … Richard C. Denney III
Associate Box Office Manager… Anthony Conty
Box Office Staff … Marcy Agreen, Janice Acevedo, Cliff Billings, John Cosentino, Megan Fitzwater, Daniella Martinez, Mandy McDonell, Marvin Rodriguez, Cece Otto, Joshua Weinberg
Call Center Manager … Kate Longosky
Associate Call Center Manager … Kaleda Davis
Call Center Staff … John Caswell Jr., Jon Cook, Betsy Diaz, Dena Douglass, Ryan Downey, Bethany Fustos, Lindley Key, Melana Lloyd, Michelle Maccarone, Josh Rozett, Yating Sun, Sarah Underwood
Theater Manager … Chris Capozzi
Assistant Theater Manager … Sarah Czwartacky
Theater Supervisors … Marissa Colon, Manuel Vega
House Managers … Keara Benton, Samantha Colon, Jennifer Gaspard, Samantha Grubner, Elizabeth Reagan, Lucinda Wyatt, Neda Yeganeh
Emergency Assistants … Leo Angulo, Megan Benjamin, Sandra Bligen-Doyle, Jolee Cohen, Bonnie Davis, James Deeth, Marianne DeVirgiliis, Noah Dunton, Benjamin Grubner, Jessica Hollander-Sunshine, Rebecca Kenigsberg, Cherie Marcus, Noah Pattillo
Front of House Staff … Madeline Addis, Imu Aghahowa, Anthony Anello, Andrea Arvanigian, Juella Baltonado, Lorenza Bernasconi, Sonya Beroza, Ariel Blackwood, Jessa Brighton, Marlina Brown, Bonnie Bryson, Evan Candelmo, Hayley Cartee, Sergio Castillo, Darren Cementina, Jonathan Chang, Jeanette Chickering, Trevor Clifton, Sydney Dennison, Amanda Enzo, Benjamin Ferrell, Bellene Fisher, Julia Flasphaler, Wellington Garbutt, Mildred Gil, Monica Goff, Lulu Grant, Gabriela Hammond, Anna Hopson, Olivia Hrko, Taylor Hunsberger, Jaye Hunt, Linnea Huston, Lucas Iverson, James Johnston, Brittany Joseph, Dani Joseph, Zein Karam, Jonas Kobberdal, Samantha Levine, Colleen Litchfield, Issac Lopez, Gabriela Lopez Hernandez, Melinda Lugo, Carly Lynch, Leilani Maldonado, Shaina Mathews, Tia McDonald, Joana Meurkens, Nicola Mocciaro, Shari Norton, Kyle O'Connor, Cici Ogden, Sydney Peed, Carla Perez, Jack Petersen, Jane Marie Price, Victoria Provost, Miranda-Sofia Ranghelli-Duran, Breeanna Resto, Michelle Resto, Morris Rhodes, Kelsey Santiago, Bryan Sng, Evelio Sotolongo, Jakada Stone, Kristi Swiger, Kate Thackaberry, Holly Thomas, Austin Tijerina, Grace Traynor, Adam Valdez, Yasmeen Vargas, Carlos Vega, Abigail Vixie, Zoleka Vundla, Emilee Wermenchuk, Russell Williams, Nimene Wureh, Emily Yarmey, Rachel Young
Director, Facilities and Operations Management … Ishmael (Izee) Figueroa
Director, Operations Administration … Helen Bennett
Director, IT … Arthur Pinori
Operations Associate … Mariana Ortiz
Operations Coordinator ... Wren Durstock
Front Desk Supervisor ... Brock Hill
Network Administrator … Ian Malinowski
Jr. Systems Administrator … Edgar Daniels
IT Analyst ... Paul Rosario
Senior Building Engineer … Winslow Harrington
Building Superintendent … Manuel Nunez
Assistant Building Engineers … Jefferson David Aguilar, Eric Glover
Painter … Javier Morales
Handyperson … Adonis Garcia
Housekeeping Supervisors … Amparo Lopez de Nova, Rob Resto
Housekeepers … Clara Devina de Mendez, Davis J. Aguiar Nunez, Giordani Collado Lendof, Efrain Martinez, Alba Mendez, Aracelis Mendez-Leon, Leandro Mota, Jose Paulino, Rafael Paulino, Luisa Vargas, Naydavel Rodriguez Rodriguez
Front Desk Attendants … Eric Delgado, Fabian Harvey
Part-Time Front Desk Attendants ... Madeline Charles, Austin Larkin, Neal Medlyn, Rayshaun Sandlin, Jackie Torres
Operations Assistants … Darnell Brown, Idefonso Cosma, Jose Paulissen-Dougan, Rafael Tinoco- Jimenez, Guillermo Mota Mota
Managing Partner of Joe’s Pub LLC … Kevin Abbott
Joe’s Pub LLC Managers … K.B. Berton, Michelle Clay, Cooper D’Ambrose, Michael Harry, Jersey Katz
Chef of The Public … John Ramirez
Institutional Design … Pentagram/Paula Scher
Photographers … George E. Joseph, Joan Marcus, Carol Rosegg, Martha Swope, Simon Luethi
Attorneys … Davis Wright Tremaine LLP/Graham Coleman; Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP/Gerald T. Hathaway; Proskauer Rose LLP/Allan Bloom; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP/ Andrew Lance; Venable LLP /Susan E. Golden
Accountants … Lutz & Carr LLP
Architectural Consultant … Ennead Architects
Insurance … DeWitt Stern/Risk Strategies
BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
Chair ... Arielle Tepper
Vice Chair ... Pat Fili-Krushel
Treasurer ... Anne Clarke Wolff
Secretary ... Matt Pincus
Founder ... Joseph Papp †
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Andrea E. Bernstein
Gordon J. Davis, Esq.
Hilary C. Feshbach
Faith E. Gay
Luis Miranda, Jr.
Gail Merrifield Papp
Janice Cook Roberts
Steven C. Taub
Reginald Van Lee
Alisa Amarosa Wood
* Voting Ex-Officios
List current as of 10/15/2021
Alexandra Shiva & Jonathan Marc Sherman
Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass
Julia Pershan & Jonathan Cohen
Hilary & Joseph Feshbach
Andi & Tom Bernstein
Zach Buchwald & Buddy Hammonds
Continental Grain Company
Susanne & Douglas Durst
Susan & David Edelstein
Sean McDonough & Mychal Harrison
Lisa Kim & Eunu Chun
Ashley Leeds & Christopher M. Harland
Jayne Lipman & Bob Goodman
The Margaret and Daniel Loeb Foundation
The Miranda Family
Hans & Kate Morris
Elyse & Michael Newhouse
The William B. O'Connor Fund
The Nora Ephron and Nicholas Pileggi Foundation
Julie & Spencer Rice
Lauren Rosenkranz & Jennifer Klein
Select Equity Group, L.P.
The Susan S. Shiva Foundation
The Shubert Organization
Kurt N. and Katherine L. Simon
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation
Tiger Baron Foundation
Julie Turaj & Robert Pohly
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Warner Bros. Discovery
Frances & Frank Wilkinson
Alisa & Alastair Wood
Christopher DeNicolo & Karen Ostergren
Andra & John Ehrenkranz
John Gore Organization
Janet & Marvin Rosen
Werner & Tatyana Ahlers
baker & Dr. Nadine Chang
Anne Black & Teymour Farman-Farmaian
Marie Brenner & Ernest Pomerantz
Kurt Chauviere & BJ Sullivan
Samantha & Drew Cohen, MTI
Jonathan D Cohen
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Peggy C. Davis & Gordon J. Davis
Matt Dunphy & Rabi Whitaker
Eric Ellenbogen & Dominic Ramos-Ruiz
Alicia Ernst & John Katzman
First Republic Bank
The Grand Street Fund
Genevieve Guenther & Neal Cardwell
Jeffrey & Paula Gural
Justin Clapper & Sara Klymkowsky
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Corey & Michael Labadorf
Kate Lear & Jon LaPook
Rosanne & Marty Leshner
Elin & Michael Nierenberg
Jill Poklemba & Nancy Lopez
Betty P. Rauch
Ruchi New York
Fiona & Eric Rudin
Donna & Phillip Satow
Natalie & Jonathan Silverstein
ALEXANDER J. SWISTEL MD
Mia Talmor MD FACS
Michael & Lynne Wolitzer
Lauren & Julian Yap
Yorke Construction Company
Zegar Family Fund
Niso & Jamie Bahar
Susan & Alan Bushell
Champion Garage Mgmt Corp.
Catherine & Richard d'Albert
Yrthya Dinzey-Flores & Antonino D'Ambrosio
Ryan & Ethan Hawke
Katy Hollister & Brad Miller
Kenneth M. Jarin
Roberta & Brad Karp
Simon & Kim Krinsky
Scott & Tyana Kurtz
Michael & Jill Lamoretti
Debby & Rocco Landesman
Ken Lerer & Katherine Sailer
Kazie Metzger & John C. Harvey
Diana Nelson & John Atwater
Lynn Povich & Stephen Shepard
Shaiza Rizavi & Jonathan Friedland
Stephen Robert & Pilar Crespi Robert
Ruth Calvin Scharf
Judy & Bennet Schonfeld
Alex & Michael Shuman
Jim & Marilyn Simons
The Slott Family
Jay Meredith Stein & Josh Zwass
Paige Price & Nevin Steinberg
Tracy & Tim Stuart
Danielle & Paul Taubman
Amanda Cox Taylor
Reginald Van Lee & Corey L. McCathern
Wendy vanden Heuvel
Martin & Bonnie Wasser
Irv & Marge Weiser
Carol & Michael Weisman
Janice Savin Williams
Ms. Lee Wolf & Dr. Jordan Cohen
Perri A. Peltz & Eric Ruttenberg
SUPPORT THE PUBLIC.
Make a gift today to celebrate the closing of the first production back at The Delacorte!
Don't forget to check out our auction before it ends tomorrow, 9/21 at 2PM ET!
Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors who help make Shakespeare free for all!
ANNUAL GALA SPECIAL THANKS
Amy Cole, "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"
Buzzy Geduld, The Donut Pub
The Kimberly Hotel
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Dr. Michael Pitman, MD
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