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May 11 – June 2, 2019

With her military contractor career firmly behind her, single mother Laura finally has her son front-and-center in her life. But when a reporter appears demanding answers to a covered-up, decade-old story from her time in Afghanistan, the murky events of a single night resurface, revealing untold truths and painful consequences. From the writer of the Tony Award-nominated play Match comes a world premiere that investigates the personal cost of war and what it means to survive

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We Are Among Us by Stephen Belber

May 11 – June 2, 2019

With her military contractor career firmly behind her, single mother Laura finally has her son front-and-center in her life. But when a reporter appears demanding answers to a covered-up, decade-old story from her time in Afghanistan, the murky events of a single night resurface, revealing untold truths and painful consequences. From the writer of the Tony Award-nominated play Match comes a world premiere that investigates the personal cost of war and what it means to survive


MAY 11–JUNE 2, 2019


City Theatre’s New Benefit
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and kicking off our 45th Season
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Our world is increasingly interconnected. The distance from Pittsburgh to

Kabul Afghanistan might be 6,892 miles, but with phones and devices most of us are
instantly able to bridge that span. Stephen Belber’s play, We Are Among Us, explores
just how interwoven our lives are. The play looks at how decisions made amidst the fog
of war can shift the trajectory of individual lives half way around the world for
generations to come.

In celebrating the global ties We Are Among Us highlights, City has partnered with a
number of our season long City Connects partners to truly highlight the production’s
links to Pittsburgh. We’re working with Literacy Pittsburgh to showcase their support of
immigrant and refugee communities, hosting a pop-up market of immigrant artisans
with All for All, and joining forces with No One Left Behind to connect to the military and
veteran community in town. Through No One Left Behind we were able to work with a
Cultural Consultant Noorulhaq Fazly on the production and champion the growing
Afghan community in Pittsburgh.

As the play traces these connections it also makes me consider the interconnectedness
of artistic relationships built over time. These vary from deepening relationships with
collaborators from my years in Louisville and California to reigniting old friendships in
Pittsburgh and forging new community collaborations. Having worked with both
Adrienne and Stephen before in other cities I am especially pleased to welcome them to
our home on the South Side. We have built a dynamic team of actors and designers
from Pittsburgh and around the country for this world premiere, helping to foster ties to
local and national theater artists. It’s a joy to welcome them all to City to be part of the
birth of this important new work.

Thank you for making my first season back in Pittsburgh so welcoming. It’s a privilege
to call this city home and I look forward to building new bridges in the years to come.
We hope that you will continue to be part of our community by joining us for our thrilling
45th season. There are more connections in store.

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City Theatre is grateful to the following community of volunteers who support

City Theatre’s mission, programming, and artists by donating their time, wisdom, financial
resources, and public advocacy. The work we do would not be possible without their
ongoing leadership and support.

PRESIDENT MEMBERS Marc Masterson, ex officio
Beth W. Newbold † K. Scott Baker James McNeel, ex officio
David Betts Marcia Morton
VICE PRESIDENTS Tacy M. Byham, PhD Steven Reinstadtler
Lewis B. Gardner † Stephen G. Carpenter Barbara Rudiak, PhD
Jeffrey D. Solomon † Judy G. Cheteyan Susan B. Smerd, PhD
Alex Condron † Nancy Traina
TREASURER Norbert J. Connors Tamara Tunie
Brian Jeffrey Gross † Tamara Dudukovich † Nancy D. Washington, PhD
Kenneth A. Glick, MD
SECRETARY Laura Penrod Kronk † Executive Committee Members
Matthew J. Galando †

In 2018, by resolution of the board of the directors, City Theatre created an Honorary Board to
recognize the extraordinary service of previous volunteers and leaders who have been
instrumental to the organization’s continued growth and success.


Carol R. Brown Thomas Hollander David E. Massaro
Dee Jay Oshry
Robert M. Frankel, in memoriam Clyde B. Jones, III David L. Porges
Ira H. Gordon, in memoriam Iris Amper Walker
Edward H. Harrell Gerri Kay, in memoriam
Roslyn Littman, in memoriam


Artistic Director Managing Director



Stephen Belber


Nilanjana Bose *
Kyle Haden *
Jo Mei *

Lisa Velten Smith *
Eric Wiegand

Narelle Sissons ** Sarita Fellows Andrew David Ostrowski **

Scenic Design Costume Design Lighting Design

Zachary Beattie-Brown Clare Drobot Patti Kelly *

Sound Design Dramaturg Production Stage Manager

Pat McCorkle, CSA & Katja Zarolinski, CSA, McCorkle Casting Ltd.

New York Casting


May 11 – June 2, 2019
We Are Among Us is presented with no intermission

* Members of Actors’ Equity Association
** Members of United Scenic Artists
~ Member of Stage Directors and Choreographers

Developed with the support of New York Stage and Film & Vassar’s Powerhouse Season, Summer 2016
We Are Among Us was developed during a residency at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference in 2014

Preston Whiteway Wendy C. Goldberg, Executive Director Artistic Director

We Are Among Us is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. This production is supported, in part,
by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Venturous Theater Fund of The Tides Foundation.


Taylor Nilanjana Bose
Shar Kyle Haden
Laura Jo Mei
Beau Lisa Velten Smith
Eric Wiegand

Setting: Various Locations in America
Time: Present Day

There will be no intermission.

STEPHEN BELBER (Playwright) Stephen Belber’s plays have been produced

on Broadway and in over 25 countries. They include Match, Tape, Don’t Go Gentle,
Dusk Rings a Bell, McReele, Finally, Geometry of Fire, Fault Lines, Carol Mulroney, A
Small, Melodramatic Story, One Million Butterflies, The Power of Duff and The
Muscles In Our Toes. Theaters where he has been produced include Roundabout,
Atlantic, MCC, Primary Stages, Naked Angels, Labyrinth, Rattlestick, The

Huntington and The Geffen. He was an Associate Writer on The Laramie Project,
and co-writer on The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Movies include Tape
(directed by Richard Linklater), The Laramie Project (Associate Writer), Drifting
Elegant, Management, starring Jennifer Aniston, and Match, starring Patrick Stewart, the last two of which he
also directed. He also wrote the film, O.G., starring Jeffrey Wright, which can currently be seen on HBO.
Television credits include Rescue Me, Law & Order SVU, The First, and pilots for F/X, HBO, Fox TV Studios, ABC,
USA, TNT and The History Channel.


America and Afghanistan: A Shared Past, Present, and Future

Two disparate lands irrevocably linked by a close to two decades
old conflict—America and Afghanistan’s history is intricately comingled.
Stephen Belber’s We Are Among Us explores the inherent cost of war by
tracing the ripple effects of a single night in Wardak Province, a remote
area southwest of Kabul, highlighting our country’s intertwined
relationship in the process.

To understand the causes and history of the war in Afghanistan, it is

perhaps best to start by tracing the rise of Soviet involvement in the
country. In 1953, Gen. Mohammed Daoud Khan became the country’s
Prime Minister and forged an alliance with the USSR and Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev. In 1973, Khan overthrew the country’s monarchy,
named himself President and established the Republic of Afghanistan.
While Khan’s rise to power marked a period relative peace, a loosening of
social mores, and increased rights for women, his administration also
suppressed dissenting opponents and in 1978 he was killed in a communist
coup. This marked country’s descent into chaos as different factions vied
for power while religious and tribal leaders objected to social changes and
Russia’s increasing sphere of influence. In the midst of this turmoil,
American Ambassador Adolph Dubs was killed in 1979 and the United
States cut off assistance to Afghanistan. In response to the turmoil, the
USSR invaded the country and a decades-long insurgence led by
Mujahadeen rebels fighting to expel Russian forces followed. America,
locked in the midst of the intractable Cold War, supported Mujahadeen
forces, whose ranks included a young Osama bin Laden. In 1988, Bin
Laden and other Islamist fighters formed the group al-Qaeda to continue
their holy war against Soviet forces. The organization quickly turned their
attentions to combating America and its western allies, whose influence
was seen as a barrier to their pursuit of establishing a true Islamic state. In
1989, through UN negotiations a tentative peace agreement was reached
that included the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the country. However
civil war ensued, pitting different tribal and religious factions against one
another. By 1995, the Taliban, an Islamic militia, began its rise to power.
The Taliban was initially supported by the civilian population weary from
years of conflict and by 1996 they had taken control of the capital city of
Kabul, and instituted a nationwide code of Sharia law.
While America initially recognized the authority of the Taliban, the
regime’s support of al-Qaeda and perpetration of human rights violations
led to U.N. sanctions and a designation as a terrorist organization. This
long winding history was thrown into stark relief on September 11,
2001. Following the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington DC, and
Pennsylvania, the U.S. demanded that the Taliban turn over Osama Bin
Laden and cease harboring al-Qaeda operatives. When the Taliban failed
to comply, America, along with a coalition of international forces,


commenced air strikes against Taliban and al-Qaeda targets, marking the
official start of the war in Afghanistan.
The war occurred in three phases: the first marked the rapid defeat of the
Taliban in a matter of months. From 2002 to 2008, the second phase of
the war focused on the continued defeat of remaining Taliban military
forces and a rebuilding of the state infrastructure in Afghanistan. Late
2008 marked the initiation of a prolonged conflict with an intractable
insurgence that continues to the present day. The inciting incident of We
Are Among Us takes place in the midst of the war’s third phase, during an
American troop surge.
The statistics of the war are staggering. According to an in depth report
from Brown University’s Watson Institute, over 2,400 American military
personnel and close to 4,000 American contractors have died over the
course of the war in Afghanistan. Those figures are only a fraction of the
number of Afghans killed; it is estimated over 139,000 people including
civilians, soldiers and militants have died as a result of the conflict.

It’s not merely statistics; the human cost of warfare is very real. We see it
in Stephen’s play through the ways war shapes the lives the script’s five
characters: military contractor Laura; her son Beau; Special Ops veteran
Taylor; refugee Khadija; and journalist Shar, whose personal history is
defined by the far reaching effects of the Vietnam War. In 2019, the U.S.
is currently hosting peace talks with Taliban leaders, setting the stage for a
further withdrawal of American forces from the country. What will the
next twenty years hold for our two nations? The legacy of one
generation’s war deeply impacts the lives of the next; as the characters in
We Are Among Us experience, we will continue to wrestle with the
ramifications of America and Afghanistan’s shared history for years to
--Clare Drobot, Director of New Play Development




NILANJANA BOSE: (Khadija) Off Broadway: Tamburlaine (Theater For A New

Audience), Cock (The Duke on 42nd Street), The Memorandum (The Actors Company
Theater). Off Off Broadway: The Queen (Theater For The New City). Regional:
Macbeth (Shakespeare Theatre Company, D.C, World Premier of Way of the World
(Dorset Theater Festival). The Lake Effect (TheatreWorks), Noises Off (Dorset
Theater Festival). Television: 'Crossbones' (NBC). Education: The Juilliard School.
Nilanjana is also a trained Classical Indian dancer. She was part of Sundance
Episodic Lab as a TV writer and 2019 WeForShe WriteHer List, that honors the work
of female writers in Hollywood.

KYLE HADEN (Taylor) New York: Richard 3 (LaMaMa ETC). Chicago: Othello

(Chicago Shakespeare Theater), The Winter’s Tale (First Folio Theatre), Do-Gooder
(16th Street Theater). Pittsburgh: Inside Passage (Quantum Theatre). Regional:
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (three seasons), Colorado Shakespeare Festival (four
seasons), Shakespeare Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Cleveland Play House, Arizona
Theatre Company, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Sacramento Theater Company,
Arvada Center. He is currently an assistant professor of acting at Carnegie Mellon
University, as well as the artistic director of the Ashland New Plays Festival in
Oregon. B.A.: Wake Forest; M.F.A.: Columbia.

JO MEI (Shar) is thrilled to be back in Pittsburgh for the first time since

attending summer camp here in high school. Theater credits include Babette’s
Feast (Off-Broadway/ Portland Stage), Fingersmith (ART), World of Extreme
Happiness (Manhattan Theatre Club), King of Hell’s Palace (Goodman Theatre), You
For Me For You (Woolly Mammoth Theatre). Jo has developed new works at The
Public Theater, Center Theatre Group, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Ma-Yi
Theater Company, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. TV credits include
“Crashing”(HBO), “Nicki”(Freeform), “Bones” (Fox) and “The Good Wife” (CBS). Jo
stars in and co-wrote the award-winning film “A Picture of You”; other film credits include “Who We Are Now”,
“Adult World”, “The Grief of Others”. Jo is a graduate of Wellesley College and The Juilliard School’s Drama
Division. @jotomato




LISA VELTEN SMITH (Laura) is thrilled to be back at City Theatre where she

was last seen as Fiona in Nomad Motel. Other notable Pittsburgh theater credits
include A Doll's House Part II, Equus, Disgraced (Pittsburgh Public Theater),
Oblivion, Hand To God (City Theatre). Broadway: After Miss Julie (Roundabout
Theatre). Off B’way: Spirit Control (Manhattan Theatre Club), Antony and Cleopatra,
All’s Well That Ends Well (Theatre for a New Audience). Other select credits include:
Hand To God (TheaterWorks Hartford), Greedy (Clubbed Thumb), Silent Heroes
(Roundtable Ensemble), FUBAR, LoveSick (Project Y Theatre), Rabbit Hole (Premiere
Stages), Paris Commune (La Jolla Playhouse), Bash (About Face Theatre), Absolution (Steppenwolf Garage). T.V/
Film: “Gone”, “White Collar”, “Law and Order”, “Law and Order Criminal Intent” (recurring), “Early Edition”,
Feast of the Seven Fishes, Proxy, In Our Nature, 100 Towels, What Are You Having?, among others. BFA: The
Theatre School at DePaul University, MFA: University of California, San Diego. Lisa is an artistic associate of
Project Y Theatre in New York City and a Designated Linklater Voice Instructor.

ERIC WIEGAND (Beau) is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

New York stage credits include: Pop Punk High (Le Poisson Rouge), Aquamarine
(Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival), The Test (Project Y), The Trouble with
Dead Boyfriends (SheNYC). TV: Outsiders (WGN America).


Broadway: Over 50 productions including; On The Town, Amazing Grace, End of the Rainbow, The Lieutenant of
Inishmore, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus, She Loves Me, A Few Good Men.
etc. Off-Broadway: Highlights; Party Face Clever Little Lies, Tribes, Our Town (Barrow Street), Freud’s Last
Session, Toxic Avenger, Almost Maine, Driving Miss Daisy. Feature films: Currently: “#City of the Dead”, "Sandy
Springs”, “Senior Moment” “The Murphys”, “Mike, Mike Tan”. Previously: “Child of Grace” “Year by the Sea”,
“Premium Rush”, “Ghost Town”, “The Thomas Crown Affair”, “Die Hard with a Vengeance”, “School Ties”, etc.
Television: “Twisted”, Humans for “Sesame Street”, “Hack” (CBS), “Californication”(Emmy Nomination), “Max
Bickford”(CBS), “Chapell’s Show”, “Strangers with Candy”, “Barbershop” etc.




ADRIENNE CAMPBELL-HOLT (Director): Adrienne is the Founding Artistic

Director of Colt Coeur and the recipient of the 2018 Lucille Lortel Visionary Director
Award from the League of Professional Theater Women. Recent world premieres/
productions: Hatef**k by Rehana Lew Mirza (WP Theater/Colt Coeur), Joan, by
Stephen Belber, starring Johanna Day (Colt Coeur), Downstairs, by Theresa Rebeck
starring Tyne Daly and Tim Daly (Primary Stages), Thirst, by C. A. Johnson
(Contemporary American Theater Festival), Zürich, by Amelia Roper (Colt Coeur/
NYTW), What We’re Up Against by Theresa Rebeck (WP Theater), Empathitrax by
Ana Nogueira (Colt Coeur), Cal in Camo (co-pro Rattlestick & Colt Coeur), Theresa Rebeck’s The Nest (Denver
Theatre Company), Dry Land by Ruby Rae Spiegel (Colt Coeur), Reunion by Greg Moss (South Coast Rep),
Everything is Ours by Nikole Beckwith (Colt Coeur), Recall by Eliza Clark (Colt Coeur), Fish Eye (Colt Coeur), and
Seven Minutes in Heaven by Steven Levenson (Colt Coeur). Adrienne is currently developing the new musical
Other World with Hunter Bell, Jeff Bowen, Ann McNamee & WETA Workshop, as well as Afterwords, with Zoe
Sarnak and Emily Kaczmarek. BA Barnard College, Columbia University. She is also the director of #makeitfair.

NARELLE SISSONS (Scenic Design) Previously at City Theatre: Seafarer,

Maple and Vine, Midsummer, Monster in the Hall, Tribes, The Last Match, and The
Guard. BROADWAY: All My Son's at The Roundabout Theatre. OFF BROADWAY: How I
Learned To Drive [original production] and Stop Kiss [original production], In The
Blood [original production], Kit Marlowe [original production], Julius Caesar and
Little Flower of East Orange [original production] at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre.
Also in NYC many productions with: Mabou Mines, LAByrinth Theatre Company
[co-member], Playwrights Horizons, WPP and New York Theatre Workshop.
INTERNATIONAL: Jesus Hopped the A Train director Philip Seymour Hoffman, London and New York; Mabou
Mines Dollhouse director Lee Breuer, USA and World Tour. Also The Syringa Tree in Vienna Austria and Frankfurt
Germany, Sokrates: A Banquet in Prytaneion at VAT Theatre Estonia. GRANTS, NOMINATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS:
Fulbright Specialists, Drama Desk nomination, Helen Hayes nomination, Elliot Norton nomination, Kevin Kline
award nomination amongst others and exhibitor at Prague Quadrennial 2007 and 2011. Ms Sissons is an
Associate Professor of Design at CMU Drama.

Patron safety and comfort is our priority.

If you need to exit during the performance, utilize the route used upon
entrance and do not cross or walk on the stage for any reason. Re-seating
will be provided by house management at a time that is least disruptive
to the performance. In the event of an emergency, follow instructions from
theater staff. Please note and locate that there are two emergency exits,

one at each end of the venue as indicated by illuminated signage.

Out of respect for the performers and your fellow audience members,
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SARITA FELLOWS (Costume Designer) New York: Original Sound (Cherry

Lane Theater), Hatefuck (Women’s Theater Project), Macbeth, The Winter’s Tale,
Measure for Measure, (Classical Theatre), A Chronicle of the Death of Two Worlds
(NYTW), Loving and Loving (Steller Adler Studio), MUD, Prospect, Fabuloso! (The
Boundless Theater Co.), Forbidden City, Bright Room Called Day, Golden Boy, Top
Girls, Hoodoo Love ( Juilliard), An Ordinary Muslim (Associate Designer NYTW),
Familiar (Associate Designer, Playwrights Horizon), Turn Me Loose (Associate
Designer, Westside Theater). Regional: Alvin and the Chipmunks Live (2SBN), Her
Portmantaue (ACT), Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Signature Theater), The Haunted Life (MRT), Having Our Say
(Philadelphia Theater Co), Robin Hood, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Singing in the Rain (Summer Theater of
New Canaan). Film/TV: “Sight Pictures,”“Everybody Dies,” “Afronauts,” (by Frances Bodomo, premier
SWSX2016); “Dirt” (by Darius Clark Monroe, premier Sundance2016). Lecturer; Princeton University, New York
University Playwrights Horizons Theater School. MFA NYU/Tisch.

ANDREW DAVID OSTROWSKI (Lighting Design) Recent credits includes, La Boheme for Pittsburgh

Opera, The Roommate and The Burdens for City Theatre. National credits include The National High School
Musical Theater Awards in NYC, The Asolo, Virginia Stage Company, Theater Works in Hartford CT., North Shore
Music Theatre, George Street Playhouse, TheatreWorks Palo Alto CA., Penn’s Landing Playhouse, New York
Theater Institute, Merrimack Repertory Company, The Arden Theatre Company, The Blumenthal Center in
Charlotte NC, Spoleto Festival USA, Madison Opera, Dallas Summer Musicals, Theater of the Stars at the
fabulous Fox Theater as well as others. Internationally his designs have appeared in France, Sweden, Scotland,
and Ireland. From 1998- 2003 Andy was the lighting director for an international tour of the Gershwin opera
“Porgy and Bess”. In 2002, he was given a national merit award from the Kennedy Center for the Performing
Arts. Local credits include Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical,
Pittsburgh Ballet, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, The REP, The
Conservatory Company at the Playhouse, Lincoln Park, and others. His local designs total over 300 productions.
Andy resides in Pittsburgh and is an adjunct instructor for Point Park University as well as a freelance Lighting
Designer for hire.

ZACHARY BEATTIE-BROWN (Sound Designer) is pleased to return as a

part of the creative team for this production. A Pittsburgh native, he attended Point
Park University where he is now on staff. Previous City Theatre designs include: The
Guard, Wild With Happy, A Funny Thing...New York City, Citizens Market, and
Pipeline. Other Pittsburgh designs: Little Shop of Horrors, The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee, Nine, and Rhinoceros (University of PIttsburgh); Enter the
Imaginarium (Bricolage); Parade, Assassins, and Reefer Madness! (Pittsburgh
Playhouse); Doubt, Private Lives, and Salomé (PICT Classic Theatre). From 2013-
2015 he was the sound engineer for the Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, where he also designed Hamlet and
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. Other Philadelphia design credits: Becoming Dr. Ruth, Mickle Street,
Dino, Around the World in 80 Days, Plaid Tidings, Grand Night for Singing, and Ethel!; assistant sound designer
for Aspects of Love and The Buddy Holly Story (Walnut Street Theatre). Thanks to my beautiful wife Mary for all
her undying love and support!



PATTI KELLY (Production Stage Manager) is happy to return to City

Theatre for another season and thrilled to be working with Marc Masterson again.
Having been with the company for over half of its lifetime, some of Patti’s favorite
shows at City Theatre include The Old Man and the Old Moon, The Royale, Hand to
God, The 39 Steps, Marcus; or The Secret of Sweet, Hedwig and the Angry Inch,
Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde,
Molly Sweeney, The Baltimore Waltz, and Our Country’s Good. Other credits include
Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Hartford Stage; Hysteria for Pittsburgh Public
Theater; Richard II, The Tempest, Othello, As You Like It, Horse of a Different Color, Romeo and Juliet, and
Macbeth for Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival; and over 30 plays for the Carnegie Mellon Showcase of New
Plays. Patti is a recipient of the Fred Kelly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre and is a proud
member of Actors’ Equity.

Noorulhaq Fazly (Cultural Consultant) was born and raised in Herat, Afghanistan. He graduated

from law school from Herat University, Afghanistan, and worked for several years for the United States
government focusing on human rights. Leaving Afghanistan in 2016, Noorulhaq and his family moved to
Pittsburgh to start new life in a new country as part of the SIV program (Special Immigrant Visa). He is
currently student at the Community College of Allegheny County working towards a degree in computer science.

MARC MASTERSON (Artistic Director) has been a leader in the American

Theatre for over 35 years with a demonstrated track record of artistic
accomplishment, civic engagement, and organizational development. He previously
served as Artistic Director of City Theatre for 20 years and helped to build the
organization and its current facilities on the South Side. In a distinguished career
he has commissioned and developed over 100 world premieres including Pulitzer
finalists, Broadway and Off-Broadway successes and notable works in the
American theatre canon including A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, The
Parisian Woman by Beau Willimon, Vietgone by Qui Nguyen, Mr. Wolf by Rajiv Joseph and Office Hour by Julia
Cho. More than 50% of the new plays he has produced were written by women. Previously, he served as Artistic
Director of South Coast Repertory in California where he conceived and launched two major initiatives for
diverse voices in the American theatre, the CrossRoads commissioning program and the Dialogos bi-lingual
site-specific project. He served for 11 years as artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville where he produced
more than 200 productions and the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Plays directed at the Humana
Festival include works by Charles Mee, Wendell Berry, Craig Wright, Eric Coble, Adam Bock, Gina Gionfriddo,
Melanie Marnich, and Rick Dresser. Recent directing credits include Shakespeare in Love, All the Way, Going to a
Place where you Already Are, Zealot, Death of a Salesman, Eurydice and Elemeno Pea at SCR; Cry It Out at Dorset
Theatre Festival; Hand to God at the Alliance Theatre; Byhalia, Mississippi by Evan Linder at the Contemporary
American Theatre Festival; As You Like It for the Houston Shakespeare Festival; and The Kite Runner at Actors
Theatre of Louisville and the Cleveland Play House. He is thrilled to back home in Pittsburgh with many friends
and some of the best audiences in the world.



JAMES McNEEL (Managing Director) joined City Theatre as its Managing

Director in January 2015. He came to Pittsburgh after four seasons in the same role
at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia,
where he was integral in the development and production of 20 new plays
(including 10 world premieres and four commissions). Previously, he served as
Literature Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts focusing on grants to
nonprofit presses, magazines, and literary organizations, as well as awards to
individual poets, writers, and literary translators. While at the NEA he also worked
on the development of such national initiatives as Operation Homecoming, Shakespeare in American
Communities, Poetry Out Loud, and the National Book Festival. In 2005, James moved to New York City where
he was General Manager and project consultant for the arts management firm, The Center for Creative
Resources. At the Center, he worked with numerous individual artists and arts organization in all facets of
institutional development and was a team leader in the feasibility study, opening, and first year management
and operation of The Times Center, owned by The New York Times Company and designed by Renzo Piano. In
addition, he was Director of Development and Marketing at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre, located in
Greenwich Village. James holds a degree from Shepherd University and studied Arts Management at American
University. He is currently a board member of the South Side Chamber of Commerce and is on the national
board of the League of Resident Theaters (LORT), the largest theatre association if its kind in the United States.

REGINALD L. DOUGLAS (Artistic Producer) joined the staff of City

Theatre in March 2015. At City, Reginald line-produces, helps curate, and directs in
the theater’s six-show season and new play development activities; builds artistic
initiatives and partnerships; and represents City on the Board of the National New
Play Network. Previous City credits include this season’s production of The
Roommate by Jen Silverman and Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau, the world
premiere of Cori Thomas’ Citizens Market, Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy, and
the Young Playwrights Festival. Additionally, Reginald has directed extensively
throughout the country, including work at Eugene O’Neill Center, TheaterWorks Hartford, CATF, Weston
Playhouse, Theatre Squared, Playwrights Center, Kennedy Center, Pittsburgh CLO, McCarter, Florida Rep, Luna
Stage, Harlem Stage, Wild Project, Signature Center, Drama League, The Lark, and many others. He has
developed and directed new work by many acclaimed writers including Dominique Morisseau, Cori Thomas,
Angelica Chéri, Nikkole Salter, Amy Evans, Zakiyyah Alexander & Imani Uzuri, Matt Schatz, Chisa Hutchinson,
Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, Josh Wilder, Harrison David Rivers, Korde Arrington Tuttle, Craig “muMs” Grant,
Jessica Dickey, Laura Brienza, Kevin R. Free, and several others. Reginald has received fellowships from New
York Theatre Workshop and the Lark; was a member of the Actors Studio’s Playwrights & Directors Unit; and
has assistant directed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally. Reginald regularly serves on the selection
committees for local and national fellowships and grants; has spoken at several national conferences and
festivals; and is a guest lecturer at the O’Neill’s National Theatre Institute. He is a proud graduate of
Georgetown University and member of SDC.



Innovative. Inclusive. Impactful.

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innovative and inclusive work that makes an impact
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CLARE DROBOT (Dramaturg / Director of New Play Development)

joined City Theatre as the Director of New Play Development in March 2015. Prior to
that, she was the resident dramaturg/producing associate at Premiere Stages, the
professional theatre in residence at Kean University. She also served as a literary
associate for Passage Theatre in Trenton and ran the reading series Untitled at
Happy Ending in New York City. Clare has worked in various capacities at
Williamstown Theatre Festival, The McCarter Theatre, The BE Company, Laura
Stanczyk Casting, Play Penn and New Dramatists. She has helped to develop works
by Dominique Morisseau, James McManus, Chisa Hutchinson, Noah Haidle, Anna Ziegler, Carla Ching, and
Keith Reddin among others. Her work as a writer has been seen at venues including Ars Nova’s ANT FEST, and
developed by The Hangar Theatre, Luna Stage, and Passage Theatre. Clare co-chaired the 2016/17 Pittsburgh
Emerging Arts Leaders steering committee and her work was featured alongside composer Nathan Zoob as
part of the New Hazlett Theatre’s 17/18 CSA Series. She is a Carnegie Mellon graduate with degrees in music
composition and creative writing, and a member of LMDA and the WGA.

TONY FERRIERI (Director of Production / Resident Scenic
Designer) Awards and milestones include: nearly 40 years with City Theatre, The

Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Award for Established Artist, New Works
Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, “Designer of the Year” by Pittsburgh City
Paper and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Frankel Award,” “Fred Kelly Award for
Outstanding Achievement,” “Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts Award,” features
in Live Design and Stage Directions, and nearly 550 designs. Recent CTC designs
include: The Roommate, Pipeline, Citizens Market, A Funny Thing Happened On the
Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City, Feeding the
Dragon, Hand to God, Sex With Strangers, Sister’s Easter Catechism, Sunset Baby, The Night Alive, Elemeno
Pea, and the world premieres of Mr. Joy and Smart Blonde. Other recent designs include: Feeding the Dragon for
Hartford Stage in CT and Primary Stages at The Cherry Lane in NYC; Sweeney Todd, Big Fish, Mary Poppins,
Shrek, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Little Mermaid for Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center; Perfect
Wedding, Pump Boys and Dinettes, The Toxic Avenger, The 39 Steps and First Date for CLO Cabaret; Uncle
Tom’s Cabin for The Pittsburgh Playhouse Conservatory; Miss Julie, Clarissa & John, The Piano Lesson, Dulcy
and Fences for Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company; The Master Builder, The Winter’s Tale for Quantum
Theatre; One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, A Streetcar Named Desire for barebones; Scared of Sarah and A
Feminine Ending for Off the Wall; Tell it to the Marines for The International Poetry Forum; and You Say Tomato I
Say Shut Up! for Dana Phil Playhouse Productions. Other credits include designs for Bricolage, Jewish Theatre
of Pittsburgh, Carrnivale Theatrics, Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Emelin Theatre, Northlight Theatre,
Madison Rep, TheatreWorks, 1812 Productions, Playhouse Rep, Tuesday Musical Club, and Unseam’d. Tony
wishes to express his gratitude and appreciation to all those who make our productions possible.




Nikki Massoud
Tiffany Villarin
Alec Silberblatt
Allison Svagdis

Keith Udell

A huge thank you to Iris Amper Walker
for her years of service to City Theatre.

City Theatre receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on
the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National
Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
The Allegheny Regional Asset District, a county agency created to support and finance
regional assets, including libraries, parks, cultural groups, sports, and civic facilities, and
to distribute tax relief to the 128 municipalities of Allegheny County.
Actors marked with * and the Stage Manager in this production are members of Actors’ Equity
Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
The scenic, costume, lighting, and sound designers in LORT Theatres are represented
by the United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of the IATSE.
The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, Inc.,
an independent national labor union.
City Theatre is a constituent of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American
theatre. City Theatre operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres and Actors’ Equity
Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.





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make our season a success!

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Policy about photography at City Theatre

Audience Members may take photos in the theater
before and after the performance. Absolutely
no photography or video recording is permitted

during the show. If you post photos on social media
or elsewhere, credit the production designers:

Narelle Sissons, Scenic Design

Andrew David Ostrowski, Lighting Design

Zachary Beattie-Brown, Sound Design

Sarita Fellows, Costume Design



In Honor Of In Honor Of In Honor Of
Tony Ferrieri Jenna Wilkin’s Special Laura Penrod Kronk
Given By Birthday Given By
Anonymous Given By Jamie and Kevin Miller
Jamini Vincent Davies Marta & Philip Wilkin
Jane & Bud Kahn In Memory Of
Jan Grimes Ripper & Doug Ripper In Honor Of Georgianne Lazer
50th Wedding Anniversary Mac Miller
In Honor Of Barb & Jim Moyer Given By
Carolyn Goldberg’s - Given By Iris Amper Walker
100th Birthday Maggie & Elmer Allbee
Given By Sarah Allbee In Memory of
Iris Amper Walker Jan Grimes Ripper & Doug Ripper Thomas J. Phillis
Patricia & Glenn Russell Given By
In Honor Of Shirley G. Phillis
Beth W. Newbold In Honor Of
Given By Dr. David R. Sacco In Memory Of
Jenny Ewing Allen Given By Jo Ann Schlotterer
Ruth Sacco & Dr. Russell Sacco Given By
Kathy Marks

Corporate, foundation, Pennsylvania Department of Opportunity Fund
and government support Education Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Wigle Whiskey
DIAMOND ($50,000 +) UPMC Corporate/ UPMC Health W. I. Patterson Charitable Fund
Anonymous Plan BRONZE (up to $2,499)
Allegheny Foundation GOLD ($10,000-$19,999) Actors’ Equity Foundation, Inc.
Allegheny Regional Asset District The Byham Foundation Benevity Impact Fund
Bloomberg Philanthropies Giant Eagle Foundation BNY Mellon Gift Matching &
Deloitte Consulting, LLP The Laurel Foundation Community Partnership
EQT Foundation National Endowment for the Arts Program
The Grable Foundation PNC Charitable Trusts Citizens for the Arts in
The Heinz Endowments PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. Pennsylvania
The Hillman Foundation James M. and Lucy K. Schoonmaker ComDoc, A Xerox Company
Philip Chosky Charitable and Foundation DiGi Group Entertainment
Educational Foundation Hilda M. Willis Foundation Company
Richard King Mellon Foundation SILVER ($2,500-$9,999) Fair Oaks Foundation
The Shubert Foundation American Eagle Outfitters Fuel and Fuddle Restaurant
PLATINUM ($20,000-$49,999) Foundation Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
The Buhl Foundation The Benter Foundation Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Jack Buncher Foundation Carmella’s Plates and Pints Pittsburgh Brewing Company
The Fine Foundation The Anne L. & George H. Clapp (I.C. Light)
The Huntington National Bank Charitable & Educational The Pittsburgh Steelers
LUXE Creative Trust The Pittsburgh Whiskey Festival
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Levin Furniture Thai Me Up
A state agency National New Play Network Tides Foundation
Waldron Private Wealth



The Iris Amper Walker Fund

Established by Dodi Walker Gross and Brian J. Gross in honor of their mother and grandmother, Iris Amper
Walker, in 2016, The Fund’s purpose is to distribute gifts annually on or near Iris Amper Walker’s birthday
(July 31). These funds are to be utilized by City Theatre to purchase a tool, office item, technology, or piece
of equipment that will make work performed by City Theatre staff easier, more efficient, and/or improved in
some way.

Donors to the Iris Amper Walker Fund Purchased to date:
as of March 12, 2019
• Projector for Presentations
Anonymous Joan Bluestone Landorf • Safe for Box Office
Phyllis Baskin Georgian & Sally Lazer • Digital Camera for Marketing
Brian Jeffrey Gross Sheila & Thomas Lieber • iPad for Staff and Patron use
Dodi Walker Gross & James McNeel • Hoists for Production
Jan Grimes Ripper & • Bar/Concession Equipment
Daniel Edelstone • Conference Room Furniture
The Ceisler Family Doug Ripper • 3D Printer
Dianne & Ron Duursma Regina & Stuart Shapiro
Hans Jonas Cynthia Tutera
Jane & Bud Kahn Iris Amper Walker

Design for the common good.



Chris Larkin performing in Nomad Motel by Carla Ching, which received both a workshop and its world
premiere at City Theatre last season. After its debut on our Main Stage here in Pittsburgh in May 2018, the
play will receive productions at theaters in Atlanta and Kansas City before making its Off-Broadway debut
at the prestigious Atlantic Theater Company in New York City this spring. Photo by Kristi Jan Hoover.

Why Give?

New plays are risky, but essential. New plays capture the tenor of

society and tell the unique stories of contemporary life. And City Theatre continues
to be a national leader in shaping the field. But ticket sales account for less than
30% of our annual budget – the rest comes from a generous network of
community contributors. We rely on the support of these donors so that artists
have the opportunity to create freely and boldly. Nomad Motel will forever be
known as having its world premiere in Pittsburgh and you make this possible.
From the earliest readings to stunning world premieres, our patrons and artists
together develop the future of the American theater. Please consider making a
tax-deductible contribution today.

Contact Dianne Duursma at 412.431.4400 x278

Or visit and click on “Support City”



Become a donor today! Join the circle of influential theatre lovers whose donations

help us build sets, design costumes, house actors, and commission new plays by writers at the forefront of
the industry.

Friends (up to $99) Directors Circle ($5,000-$9,999)

n Acknowledgement in the playbill and All of the above benefits, plus:
on the website. n Attend three (3) private rehearsals.
n Coffee with the Artistic Producer.
FRONT ROW ($100-$499) n Private backstage tour with (2) friends with
the Artistic Producer.
All of the above benefits, plus:
n Advance notice of City Theatre events and Playwrights Circle
performances. ($10,000-$14,999)
n Invitation for two (2) persons to attend one (1)
first rehearsal. All of the above benefits, plus:
n Attend four (4) private rehearsals.
Spotlight ($500-$999) n Coffee with Managing Director.
n Private backstage tour with (4) friends with
All of the above benefits, plus: the Managing Director.
n Invitation for two (2) persons to attend two (2)
first rehearsals. City Theatre Circle ($15,000+)

Center Stage ($1,000-$2,999) All of above benefits, plus:
n Attend six (6) private rehearsals.
All of the above benefits, plus: n Attend six (6) private rehearsals.
n Private tour of the theatre for two (2) with the n Autographed cast poster of the World Premiere
Director of New Plays. production(s).
n Lunch with the Artistic Director.
New Play Circle ($3,000-$4,999) n Private backstage tour with six (6) friends with
the Artistic Director.
All of the above benefits, plus:
n Complimentary parking at the theatre.
n Invitation to Annual Brunch
(First Sunday in June).
n Attend two (2) private rehearsals.

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donors with end-to-end digital fundraising software that is easy, fast, flexible and built
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DANCE FESTIVALFeaturing Sidra Bell, Maree ReMalia, slowdanger, and more! JUNE 3 - 9, 2019
New Hazlett Theater

Tickets Available:


Season Subscriptions Electronic Devices
Enhance your City Theatre experience and Please turn off all electronic devices. Ringing
take advantage of discounted ticket prices by or vibrating cell phones, pagers, and watches
becoming a subscriber. Choose 3 and flex disrupt the performance and interfere with
options are available to best fit your interests the theatre’s sound equipment. No
and schedule. To subscribe, visit the Box Office, photography or video recording permitted
call 412.431.2489, or order online at during the performance.
City Theatre is committed to providing
Group Sales an environment that is inclusive and
Save when you bring friends! Groups of 10 or welcoming to all patrons. Please identify
more are eligible for significant discounts. In any special seating needs to our Box
addition, we are happy to help you plan your Office staff when reserving your tickets in
event or party. For more information, contact Joel advance by calling 412.431.CITY (2489).
Ambrose at 412.431.4400 x286.
Wheelchair accessible seating is
Rush Tickets available in both the Mainstage and
Persons under 30 years of age may reserve $15 Hamburg Studio Theatres.
advance tickets, excluding Friday 8pm and
Saturday 5:30pm performances. For these excluded Selected performances of each pro-
show times, $15 student tickets may be pur- duction feature open captioning, audio
chased at the Box Office beginning two hours description, and pre-show introductory
prior to show time. Seniors age 62 and older may workshops for those who are hearing
also take advantage of rush tickets, $24 each. All impaired, blind, or have low vision. In
discounted/rush tickets are subject to availability. addition, select productions will
include an American Sign Language
Ticket Values Interpreted performance. Performance
Tickets prices vary by date and demand. In dates are available online or by
addition, pay-what-you-want performances are contacting the Box Office.
offered for each production. Call the box office
for dates. Assistive listening devices are
available. Please see the House
Parking Manager for details.
City Theatre provides safe, convenient parking
for $9 via lot access at 1317 Bingham St, Programs are available in both Braille
across from the theatre entrance. Parking is and large print. Please see the House
subject to availability. On-street parking meters Manager for details.
are monitored until midnight on Friday and
Saturday. Visit for
more information.

Late Seating Policy
Our theatres are very intimate. Out of respect for
both the actors and audience, late arrivals will be
seated only at the discretion of house manage-
ment. Consider arriving early to enjoy a beverage
in the Gordon Lounge or to visit South Side’s many
eclectic shops and restaurants.



ARTISTIC Paul Ford Technical Director

Marc Masterson Artistic Director Patti Kelly Resident Production
Stage Manager
Reginald L. Douglas Artistic Producer
Madison Hack Costume Shop Manager
Clare Drobot Director of New Play
Brad Peterson Sound Engineer &
Development Media Technician

Kristen Link Director of Education & Greg Messmer Master Electrician &
Light Board Programmer
Harbour Edney Light & Sound Assistant
Katie Trupiano Education & Accessibility
Louise Phetteplace Properties Master
Leah Blackwood Scenic Artist
Gillian Kim Audience & Community
David Maslow Associate Technical Director
Engagement Coordinator
John Michael Brucker Scene Shop Foreman
Anne Amundson Literary Intern
Andrew Homyak Scene Shop Carpenter &
Kristin Bylancik Literary Intern Production Technician

John DeSantis Education & Access Intern

Amber Holder Artistic Intern


James McNeel Managing Director Greg Messmer Assistant Lighting Designer

Natalie Hatcher General Manager Frank Blackmore Assistant Scenic Design

Dianne Duursma,CFRE Development Officer - Alexx Jacobs Assistant Props &

Community Giving Scenic Artist

Ryan Ferrebee Development Officer - Amelia Benson Costume Shop Assistant

Institutional Funding Nicholas Bernstein Production Technician - Scenic

Lauren Cornwell Development Intern Antonio Esposito Production Technician - Scenic

Jan Grimes Ripper Director of Finance Bradley Keller Production Technician - Scenic

Iris Walker Volunteer Assistant to the Dominic Lagamba Production Technician - Scenic

Director of Finance Mitchell McDermott Production Technician - Scenic

Nikki Battestilli Marketing Director Max Pavel Production Technician - Scenic

Ryan Looke Company Manager/ Max Seel Production Technician - Scenic

House Manager Pat Andrews Production Volunteer

Joel Ambrose Director of Ticketing & Bob Follette Production Volunteer

Patron Services Kellee Van Aken Audio Describer

Kate Abel Box Office Associate Noorulhaq Fazly Cultural Consultant

Dante Horvath Box Office Associate Catherine Kolos Directing Observer

Rachelmae Pulliam Box Office Associate Lauren Connolly Production Assistant

Abigail Sarnacki Box Office Associate Nicole White Production Technician –

Jenna Wilkin Patron Services Manager Lights & Sound

Jena Grgurich House Manager Josie Cohen Production Technician –

Caitlin Leasure House Manager Lights & Sound

Devan Mercurio House Manager/ MARKETING CONSULTANTS

Box Office Associate

Maggie Sulka House Manager Landesberg Design Website, Poster &

PRODUCTION Program Cover Design

Tony Ferrieri Clayton Slater Design Program Design

Director of Production & Human Habits Website Development & Video
Rachel D’Amboise Resident Scenic Designer
Kristi Jan Hoover Photographer
Production Manager
Matt Michalko Marketing Video Design


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