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    SOMETHING YOU DIDBy Willy Holtzman

    August 28October 3 THE ODD COUPLE

    By Neil SimonOctober 23November 28


    OY VEY IN A MANGERDecember 18January 2

    Te Cameri Teatre of el AvivsRETURN TO HAIFABy Ghassan Kanafani

    Adapted by Boaz Gaon

    January 1530

    Presented by Arena Stage at the Mead Center forAmerican Teater, Fichandler Stage

    THE CHOSENBy Chaim Potok

    Adapted by Aaron Posner

    March 827 PHOTOGRAPH 51By Anna Ziegler

    March 23April 24


    May 11June 12

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    August 28October 3, 2010



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    Welcome to a brand new season and a newly transformedseason-opener, ingeniously updated by its author from his drama thatrst ran Off-Broadway during the 2008 presidential campaign; a cam-paign that, for all its calls for Hope and Change, cast unequivo-cally harsh light on the radical social change and anti-war activism of aprevious generation. The wages of that activism are under the micro-scope tonight, in Willy Holtzmans play that we in the ofce affection-ately refer to as The Play That Saved the Day or The Play that Foundits Way To The Top Of The Heap in the mad scramble before news wasabout to hit that we were to be Losing Madoff and Mourning the Disen-chantment of Elie Wiesel (whose character was later written out of DebMargolins Imagining Madoff, slated to have opened our season beforebeing withdrawn by the playwright as she contemplated its revision).

    Holtzmans play was the strong nisher in a marathon selection frenzy where the goal was to ll a very particular slot; that of our August/October opener, hop-scotching the High

    Holidaysthe momentous Days of Aweplaying while people prayed (or rather, before andafter); a month of personal and collective reection in our communal gathering spaces.

    Something You Did presents itself, like its season-opening predecessor, as both vigorouslytopical and a richly textured personal inquiry, taking on a dialectical perspective about thepastin this case, examining radical activism from a morally-critical point of view, whilere-inscribing meaning to the legacy of a time we reverentially still refer to as The 60s.Holtzmans play has stayed relevant by revising itself to keep up with the changing admin-istrations in the White House and the shifting political discourse in our land, as our mediaculture grows more toxic and the instruments for disseminating that vitriol grow more per-

    vasive and shrill.

    But more meaningful than its up-to-date plot points, Something You Did is galvanized bythe embattled principles of its protagonist, displaying an almost classical sense of reckon-ing by the end. Alison Moulton may indeed be an emblem for our times in that she is, with-out question, a lightning rod; heroine to some; terrorist to others; an idealist who persistsin keeping the faith, besmirched by violence, hubris, and bypassed by time; holding ontothe hope that goodness might reemerge from within; that redemption might be achievedthrough acts of justice for sins committed; contrition for entitlement gone amuck.

    The actual transcript of Alisons real-life precursor, Kathy Boudin, in her third appearancebefore the New York State parole board, reveals a woman still defending her principleswhile eloquently evincing self-knowledge, self-criticism, even self-belittlement; seeing inher younger self a imsiness of identity and a need to be taken seriously, suggesting adesire to have impact while ignoring the impact that her actions had upon the victims whowere just as legitimate in their pursuit of life as were the misfortunate she was trying tohelp.

    Alison enacts her own process of Truth and Reconciliation with the self and society. Sheforces us to see that we all wind up intersecting with history through various stages in ourlives, and that historyboth personal and collectiveis one where we will inevitably do bad

    things, even while pursuing what we believe to be good. This play says, in no uncertainterms, that we all will have blood on our hands, and asks whether we will be worthy of beingsaved. Will our guilt ever end? How does this play end?

    How do we resolve with each other; we who nd ourselves on opposite sides of politicaland cultural divides all the time now, having torn the fabric of our civil society in this toxicmud-sling we call the public realm? Lets hope that in this theater, with this play, we mightbuild toward a more perfect union. Happy New Year, and come on back for the exciting newseason that lies ahead!

    -Ari Roth

    From the Artistic Director

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    August 28October 3, 2010

    Theater J presents

    SOMETHING YOU DIDBy Willy HoltzmanDirected by Eleanor Holdridge+

    Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater/Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts

    CastArthur Norman Aronovic*Gene Rick Foucheux*

    Lenora Aakhu Freeman*

    Alison Deborah Hazlett*

    Uneeq Lolita-Marie

    Artistic & Production Team

    Scenic Designer Luciana StecconiLighting Designer Jason Arnold**

    Costume Designer Frank Labovitz

    Sound Designer Veronika Vorel**

    Properties Designer Michelle Elwyn

    Production Stage Manager Roy A. Gross*

    Assistant Director David Conison

    Assistant Stage Manager Jill Berman

    Scenic Artist Amy Kellett

    Head Electrician Garth Dolan

    Sound Operator Daniel Risner

    Lighting Operator Stephanie P. Freed

    Dramaturgical Consultant Deryl Davis

    Casting Director Naomi RobinThe play will be performed without an intermission

    Produced through special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc. The script to this play may be purchasedfrom B P P I at

    Theater J would like to extend special thanks to Roz and Don Cohen, Chuck Fox of Arena Stage, MaureenKarl and the Arlington County Library, Burton Wides, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American, David

    Streeter of National Jewish Democratic Council, Aurora Hill branch of Arlington County Library and DanMurch of Cayenne Creative

    Something You Did was originally commissioned by Center Stage (Irene Lewis, Artistic Director) in Baltimore.

    It premiered at Peoples Light and Theater Company in Malvern, PA, directed by Abigail Adams. It opened in New York

    in April, 2008, produced by Primary Stages in association with Nancy Cooperstein and Betty Ann Besch Solinger.

    Patrons are requested to turn off pagers, cellular phones and signal watches during performances.

    Please do not text message during the performance. The taking of photographs and the use of recording

    equipment are not allowed in this auditorium.

    * Member of Actors Equity Association

    ** Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829

    + Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

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    Theater Js Passports Educational ProgramThe Jacob & Charlotte Lehrman Foundation

    The Arlene and Robert Kogod New Play Development ProgramArlene & Robert Kogod

    Generous support for SOMETHING YOU DID provided byEvelyn Sandground & Bill Perkins

    The Fisher Family Visiting Artists Program

    Robert M. Fisher Memorial Foundation

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    Community Service, Theater J invites audience members to bring in

    books to donate to local prison libraries through the DC Books for Prisons


    The DC Books for Prisons Project provides a critical link between citizens

    who are incarcerated and those outside prison walls by sending donated

    reading material to prisoners and educating the public about issues sur-

    rounding prisoner education and literacy.

    Needed Donations Include:

    Dictionaries (English, Spanish-English by far most popular request)Atlases and almanacsLearning a language (especially Spanish)How-to (especially woodworking, plumbing, gardening, car mechanics, motor repair)

    Books can be used or new. All books must be paperback copies!

    Book-collection boxes will be located in the 16th Street Lobby from August 31October 3

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    From The PlaywrightThink back to a time when protestors daily lled the streets; when bi-zarrely dressed activists denounced government ofcials in extremeand offensive ways; when Saul Alinsky provided the road map for mili- tant grassroots organizing. Now ask yourself this: when you think ofthat time, who is in the White House, Richard Nixon or Barack Obama?

    Something You Did takes aim at the paradoxical nature of Americanpolitical life. It is inspired by real events, namely the parole appeal ofone-time Weather Underground extremist Kathy Boudin, who was anaccomplice in an armored car robbery that left three men dead, incluingan African-American police ofcer. Boudins release after more than 20

    years in prison drew the fury of the PBA (Patrolmens Benevolent Asso-ciation) and the political right, yet no critic was more corrosive than former radical turnedoutspoken neo-conservative, David Horowitz. Horowitz was quick to label Boudin a terror-ist and equate her with Islamofascists. But he was not without his own moral baggage,having possibly contributed to the death of his colleague Betty van Patter through a mis-

    guided association with the Oakland Black Panthers.

    Sportswriters dream about contests that never were - Ali versus Marciano, the 1917 WhiteSox versus the 1961 Yankees. Playwrights are driven to draw unacquainted antagonistsinto a common dramatic arena. Something You Did is about the collision of the 60s NewLeft and the post-9/11 New Right, lately known as the Tea Party. It asks whether the radi-cal sins of the past can be forgiven even as the reactionary sins of the present multiply.

    So why have I ctionalized a story based on public gures? Because as Emerson famouslysaid, Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures. This play is not merely the literal stuff ofpolemics and political pundits. It is meant to go to the very core of who we are as a people.In a truly personal way it asks whether we are victims of terror, perpetrators, or both? Iam a child of the 60s and these are the questions that compelled me to write this play.Im not interested in some nostalgic romanticization of the past or, for that matter, a faciledenunciation of it. Im interested in the way the past reaches into the present - the waya Presidential candidate can be excoriated for seemingly casual contact with a reformedself-confessed bomber. Is the past a contagion to be eradicated at all costs? Is it a kindof moral Mobius strip that loops back on itself in a continuum of political reversal? Or, asBob Dylan put it somewhat prophetically in Subterranean Homesick Blues, is it simply his-tory repeating itself?

    Look out, kid/Its somethin you did

    God knows when/But youre doin it again....

    Willy Holtzman

    An iconic SNCC poster, based on a photograph by Danny Lyon

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    Who is Alison Moulton?Something You Did introduces us to the ctional protagonist Alison Moulton, a characterwith a number of non-ctional ties. The play suggests that Alison was a member of a radicalleft-wing organization that emerged in the late-1960s; a group we immediately identify as

    the Weathermen.The Weathermen initially formed as a splinter group of SDS (Students for a DemocraticSociety). Founded in late 1959, the SDS had strong involvement in the civil rights move-ment. SDS was initially guided by the Port Huron Statement, a political manifesto that laidout a philosophy for post-Vietnam America. As US involvement in Vietnam grew, so too didSDS membership. By April of 1965, SDS was able to organize a march on Washington, DC,beginning a more militant phase in the organizations history which included taking overcollege campuses and occupying administration buildings of schools across the country. Asthe war continued on, more and more groups splintered away from the SDS, until its dis-solution in the mid-1970s.

    The most infamous offshoot of the SDS became known as theWeathermen. The Weathermen rst came to prominence at a1968 SDS meeting where a pamphlet (written by Weathermenfounders Bernadine Dohrn, Bill Ayers, and John Jacobs) enti-tled you dont need a weatherman to know which way the windblows (quoting Bob Dylans Subterranean Homesick Blues)called for radical revolution in line with The Black Panthers. Theculmination of this early phase were the Days of Rage riots, afour-day, violent demonstration that coincided with the trial ofThe Chicago 7.

    The increasing internal splintering of the SDS allowed Dohrn tolead an overt takeover in 1969. The Weathermen became theeffective leaders of the SDS, with all ofcial SDS propagandaand literature promoting the Weathermen agenda.

    In late 1969, the Weathermen held the last SDS National Coun-cil meeting where they discussed how to organize cells, what itmeant to go underground and terrorist protest tactics. The Weath-

    ermen hoped to organize semi-autonomous cells under a central leadership in almost everymajor city. In actuality, only a few cells were effective, with New York City (led by John Jacobs

    and Terry Robbins) comprising the largest numbers.In March 1970, a nail bombblew up a Greenwich Village town house being used as aWeathermen safe house. Theblast killed several membersof the NYC leadership, includ-ing Terry Robbins. Robbinsgirlfriend, Cathy Wilkerson,and fellow Weatherman

    Kathy Boudin escaped theblast. Though the incidenthurt morale within the group,The Weathermen enduredand the remaining membersdecided to go underground.Now the Weather Under-ground, followers assumedfake identities.


    Firemen contain a blaze caused by an accidental bombdetonation at a Weathermen hideout in Greenwich Village

    The cover of an organizing

    pamphlet for SDS, 1969

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    As the Weather Underground, the group embarked on a series of bombings. People werenot targeted; rather warnings were issued shortly before each blast in order to eliminate ca-sualties. Notable bombing targets included The Pentagon and NYC Police Headquarters.

    As the fervor of the anti-war movement died down towards the end of the 1970s, manymembers came out from underground and surrendered to the authorities. The remainingfew continued to attack targets through the early 1980s, one of which resulted in the arrestof Alison Moultens closest true-life parallel, Kathy Boudin.

    Kathy Boudin was born in 1943 to a wealthy family in Manhat- tan, with a history of leftistpolitics. Her father was lawyerLeonard Boudin, known for rep-resenting gures like Fidel Castro,Paul Robeson, and a number of

    those subpoenaed by the HouseUn-American Activities Commit-tee.

    Boudin was actively involved in the Weathermen from the be-ginning. She was one of the onlysurvivors of the Greenwich Vil-lage town house explosion, andwhile awaiting trial she ed un-derground. In 1981 Boudin and

    several members of the Weath-er Underground and the Black

    Panthers planned and executeda robbery of a Brinks armored

    car in Rockland County, New York. The robbery was botched, resulting in the death of threemen: a security guard and two police ofcers.

    Boudin was apprehended as she ed. At her trial, lawyer Leonard Weinglass (who workedfor Leonard Boudin) managed to get a plea bargain that sentenced Boudin twenty years tolife.

    At her third parole board hearing, in August, 2003, Boudin was asked to reect on the waysin which prison had changed her. The following is excerpted from her response.

    Its hard to face the suffering when youre responsible for peoples death. I rst got my-

    self on my feet in here, and then after I felt a little time had gone by, I wanted to face it.

    I wanted to read the newspapers and know what I was responsible for. I wanted to meet

    people who had suffered because of what I had done. I had the fortunate experience of

    meeting one of the women that was the victim of the crimeand the experience of meet-

    ing with her was the beginning of my hearing her on a personal level of what it was like

    to be in a robbery and what it meantAnd I tried to imagine what it was like the morningthat Patrick Paige left and said goodbye to his wife, and then hes just doing his job and a

    robbery happens and hes killed. And I just felt that I will always live with that responsibil-

    ity. And also that this 22 years, and I feel that remorse has also given me hope that I dont

    have to be frozen in that past, that by feeling the remorse that I feel it allowed me to change

    and that I have a dream of being able to go home and take the really hard lesson and be

    able to work at home and do things and just be a normal hard working person. Thank you.

    Boudin served 23 years. In 2003, she successfully achieved parole.

    - Compiled by David Conison and Shirley Serotsky

    About the Artists


    A 1970 FBI wanted poster seeking Bill Ayers,Kathy Boudin, Judith Clark, and Bernadine Dohrn

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    Norman Aronovic(Arthur) Most recently appeared at Gala Hispanic Theatre inBeauty of the Father. At the Fords Theatre grand re-opening he was seen as

    the abolitionist John Brown in The Heavens Are Hung In Black. He appearedat The Olney Theatre Center as Rabbi Verble in King of the Jews and at theShakespeare Theatre Company he was part of the Ensemble in the HelenHayes Award winning production ofKing Lear, directed by Robert Falls and

    starring Stacy Keach. Here at Theater J he was seen in Pangs of the Messiahand David in Shadow and Light, and at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company asLenny in Billy Nobody. On the west coast he portrayed Mark in Deep Eyes at

    the Los Angeles Theatre Center and at Theatre Geo in Hollywood as the Direc-tor in Intermission. For L.A. Theatre Works he recorded the Telephone Repairman in Barefootin the Parkand at the Laguna Beach Playhouse appeared in Breakfast with Les and Bess.Norman has appeared in the lms The Pelican Briefand Species 2. He has also appeared on

    television in episodes ofThe Wire, Homicide, Unsolved Mysteries andA Man Called Hawk.

    Rick Foucheux(Gene) returns to Theater J with much excitement as anAssociate Artist-in-Residence. He will also appear this season in The Odd

    Couple and in The Chosen, adapted and directed by Aaron Posner in TheaterJs guest company residency at Arena Stage. Rick has been performing inWashingtons vibrant theatre scene for 26 years. His previous appearanceswith Theater J include Ari Roths Born Guilty, Peter and the Wolfand TalleysFolly, for which he received a Helen Hayes Award nomination. He also per-formed in Theater Js co-production ofHomebody/Kabul with Woolly Mam-moth Theatre Company. In 2008, Rick appeared as Willy Loman in ArenaStages revival ofDeath of A Salesman, and he was recently featured therein R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (And Mystery) of the Universe. Rick

    played Mr. Van Daan in Roundhouse Theatres The Diary of Anne Frank, Erie Smith in Hughieat the Washington Stage Guild, Sir Toby in the Shakespeare Theatres Twelfth Night, the title

    role in Folger Theatres I Henry IV, and Stephen Douglas in last seasons The Rivalryat FordsTheatre. He also appeared at New Yorks Irish Repertory Theatre in their 2009 hit revival ofThe Emperor Jones. Rick received the Helen Hayes Outstanding Lead Actor Award in 2000 forEdmond at Source Theatre and in 2006 for Take Me Out at The Studio Theatre.

    Aakhu Freeman(Lenora) appeared recently in Much Ado About Nothingatthe Folger Theatre with Timothy Douglas as director and The Soul Collectorat Everyman Theatre with Jennifer Nelson as director. Other credits includeInsurrection: Holding Historyand The Bluest Eye at Theatre Alliance, di-rected by Timothy Douglas and David Muse, respectively; Our Lady of 121stStreet at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, directed by John Vreeke; The

    Amen Cornerat ACTCo, directed by Darryl V. Jones; Fences at EverymanTheatre, directed by Jennifer Nelson; The Great White Hope andAll My Sonswith M. Emmett Walsh at Arena Stage, directed by Molly Smith and Cat ona Hot Tin Roofat the Kennedy Center, directed by Mark Lamos. She also

    appeared in the lm Talk To Me and the Showtime special presentation Middle Passage -N-Roots. Ms. Freeman holds a BFA from Howard University, and an MA from AmericanUniversity.

    Deborah Hazlett (Alison) has appeared in Bugat Syracuse Stage, Frozen atPlaymakers Repertory Theatre and Hamlet andA Midsummer Nights Dreamat the Folger Shakespeare Theatre. At Florida Stage, she appeared in The

    Count and Mezzulah 1946. She has been in eight productions at The Shake-speare Theatre Company, includingHenry IV Parts I and II, The Taming of theShrew, Twelfth Night and Macbeth. At Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company,she performed in the US premeire ofBug. Ms. Hazlett appeared in Crave andThe Blue Room at Signature Theatre. She recently received a Helen Hayesnomination for Best Ensemble for Rabbit Hole at Olney Theatre Center. At

    Baltimores Everyman Theatre, she has appeared in Much Ado About Nothing, Sight Unseen,Betrayal, Candida, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, Uncle Vanya, Hedda Gabler, Side-man, Proof, and The Pavilion, as well asA Delicate Balance, Watch on the Rhine, The Crucible,The Road to Mecca, Voir Dire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She was inArcadia at Rep Stage, andat Totem Pole Playhouse she appeared in Crimes of the Heart, Proof, and Sylvia. Ms. Hazletts

    About the Artists

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    lm and television credits include Law and Order, Homicide, and Young Americans. She earnedher MFA at the Univesity of South Carolina, and narrates books for Harper Collins and BBCAmerica.

    Lolita-Marie (Uneeq) is thrilled to be making her debut with Theater J! Recent

    credits include Blues for an Alabama Skywith Angelisa Gillyard as directorfor African Continuum Theatre; The Vagina Monologues with Grace Overbeke,Christie Walser, and Rayona Young as directors at Silver Spring Stage; TheConstellation with Jessica Burgess as director at Active Cultures Theatre; Rai-

    sin in the Sun with Richelle Howie as director at Tantallon Players and Doubtwith Gloria Dugan as director for Elden Street Players. Lolita has appearedin the lm Too Saved (Shuaib Mitchell, director). Lolita holds an MBA fromJohns Hopkins University and a BA from Howard University. For a full resume,

    visit Lolita-Marie thanks God for his continual blessings and her familyand friends for their love and support!

    Willy Holtzman (Playwright) Plays include The Morini Strad (PlayPenn, Perry-Manseld NewPlay Festival, regional premiere this fall at City Theatre Company), The Real McGonagall (NewHarmony Project Walt Wangerin Fellowship, regional premiere this season at Portland Stage),Something You Did (Primary Stages, Peoples Light and Theatre), Sabina (Primary Stages,New Jewish Theatre, Portland Stage Little Festival), Hearts (Peoples Light and Theatre, AsoloTheatre, Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Alliance Theatre,New Jewish Theatre, Barrymore Award, Arthur Miller Award, Smith and Kraus Best New Plays),Bovver Boys (Primary Stages, Cleveland Play House, Berkshire Theatre Festival, CurtainTheatre), The Closer( GeVa Theatre - Davie Award, Working Theatre), Inside Out (Theatre for aNew Audience, Portland Stage, Nebraska Rep), Blanco (book, Goodspeed Opera House), San

    Antonio Sunset (New York, Los Angeles, London, Dublin, Bombay; Best Short Plays) and WhiteTrash (West Bank Downstairs Cabaret). For lm and television he has written Edge of America(Peabody Award, Humanitas Prize, Writers Guild Award, Sundance Film Festival Opening Night2004),

    Voices in Conict (Emmy Nomination), Blood Brothers (HBO, Cine Golden Eagle Award).Willy received the HBO Award at the National Playwrights Conference. He was a Lila Wallaceresident playwright at Juilliard, and he serves on the board of directors at New Dramatists andHarlem Stage Company.

    Eleanor Holdridge (Director) Off-Broadway productions include Steve & Idiby David Grimm atthe Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, Cycling Past The Matterhorn at the Clurman Theatre, TheImaginary Invalid and Mary Stuart at the Pearl Theatre Company. Among her regional produc-

    tions are Gees Bend (the Arden Theatre), The Crucible and Much Ado About Nothing(Per-severance Theatre); Noises Off, Art and The Blond, The Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead(Triad Stage); Julius Caesarand Macbeth (Milwaukee Shakespeare); The Two Gentlemen ofVerona (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Hamlet (premiere, national tour and remount) andAsYou Like It, Lettice And Lovage, The Tempest and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare & Company); AMidsummer Nights Dream (Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis); Henry V(Shakespeare On TheSound); The Taming Of The Shrewand The Tempest (Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival); Be-trayal (Portland Stage Company); The Lion In Winter(Northern Stage); and The Cenciand TheTwo Noble Kinsmen (Red Heel Theatre Company). In the past, she has held positions as Artis-

    tic Director for the Red Heel Theatre Company, Resident Assistant Director at the ShakespeareTheatre and Resident Director at New Dramatists. She has directed and taught students at

    the Yale School of Drama, NYUs graduate program and the Juilliard School, among others, andjust moved to DC as Head of the Directing Program at The Catholic University of America. Sheholds an MFA from Yale School of Drama.

    Luciana Stecconi(Scenic Designer)is a set designer and scenic artist currently based in theWashington DC metro area. Recently she designed the set forZero Hourat Theater J; In TheRed and Brown Water,The Year of Magical Thinking, Stoop Stories, Amnesia Curiosa (createdand performed by rainpan43), Souvenir, and Lypsinka: The Passion of the Crawford at The Stu-dio Theatre. She also designedA Beautiful View, All That I Will Ever Be, Crestfall, That Face and60 miles to Silver Lake for The Studio 2ndStage. Other credits include Wandering Alice (cre-

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    ated and performed by Nichole Canuso Dance Company in Philadelphia), The Two Orphansand Scenes From An Execution for the Brandeis Theatre Company. Luciana holds an MFA inSet Design and Painting from Brandeis University. She is the recipient of the 2006 Ira Gersh-win prize, and was named the 2010 Outstanding Emerging Artist at the Mayors Arts Awards.

    Jason Arnold (Lighting Designer)Previous designs for Theater J include Zero Hour, Honey

    Brown Eyes, Sandra Bernhards Without You Im Nothing, The Price, Family Secrets, A BadFriend, Oh the Innocents and Talleys Folly. Other lighting design credits include Resurrection(Philadelphia Theatre Company, Hartford Stage), Emergence-See! (Arena Stage), The Never-ending Story, The Jungle Book, Junie B. Jones, Seussical and Bunnicula (Imagination Stage)and Intelligence, The Santaland Diaries, A Shayna Maidel and Mrs. Farnsworth (Rep Stage).Jason teaches at American University.

    Frank Labovitz(Costume Designer)is pleased to be working once again with the wonderfulpeople at Theater J, where he has previously designed Sholom Aleichem: Laughter ThroughTears and the staged readings ofShlemiel the First and Shylock. He has designed costumes

    for many area theatres including Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Olney Theatre Cen-ter, Studio Theatre, Second Stage, Imagination Stage, Rorschach Theatre, Theater Alliance,Catalyst Theater, The National Players and The Potomac Theatre Project. Frank received anMFA from The University of Maryland.

    Veronika Vorel(Sound Designer)has designed Mikveh at Theater J; Full Circle, Eclipsed andFever/Dream at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; Black Pearl Sings! at Fords Theatre;The Way of the World at the Shakespeare Theatre Company;Alice at Round House Theatre;

    Arcadia and Henry IV Part One at Folger Theatre and The Bread of Winterat Theatre Alliance.Regionally, she designedAnything Goes at the Kansas City Starlight Theatre; Boleros For theDisenchanted at the Yale Repertory Theatre and Peer Gynt and Titus Andronicus at the Yale

    School of Drama. She was a member of the Sound Design Staff for West Side Storyon Broad-way and at the National Theatre. Ms. Vorel received her training at the Prague Conservatory ofMusic, California Institute of the Arts and the Yale School of Drama. She garnered three HelenHayes Award nominations for her work in the 2009 season.

    Michelle Elwyn (Properties Designer) designed the properties for Theater Js Mikveh, Lostin Yonkers, The Accident, The Seagull on 16th Street, Honey Brown Eyes, David In Shadowand Light, Speed the Plow, Pangs of the Messiah, Either Or, Sleeping Arrangements, Pica-

    ssos Closet and The Disputation. Other props design projects include: The Picture of DorianGray, Permanent Collection, Camille andA Prayer for Owen Meanyat Round House Theatre;

    Arcadia, A Winters Tale, Henry IV Part I, Midsummer Nights Dream and Measure for Measure

    at Folger Theatre; Two-Bit Taj Mahal at Theater of the First Amendment; Meet John Doe, Jitneyat Fords Theatre;Assassins at Signature Theatre;Afterplay, The Life of Galileo; The Shape ofThings, Privates on Parade and Hambone at The Studio Theatre. She has also co-designedstage sets for Marsha Normans Getting Out at Florida Studio Theatre and the Ringling Mu-seum of Arts Medieval Fair.

    David Conison (Assistant Director/Dramaturg) is the co-founder and director of La Rinascita,an international theater ensemble that creates original, experimental works for the stage.With La Rinascita, David co-wrote and directed The Fugitives which played DC (Capitol Hill ArtsWorkshop),Prague (Divadlo na Pradle), and Chicago (Dream Theater). David and La Rinascitawere selected as artists in residence for Montana Artists Refuge from October to Decem-

    ber 2010, where they will create and premiere new work. David holds a BA from AmericanUniversity and has studied with DellArte School of Physical Theater (Blue Lake, CA) and at

    the LaMaMa E.T.C. Directors Symposium (Umbria, IT). For more information, visit him at

    Roy A. Gross (Stage Manager) recently was the stage-manager for Theater Js New Jeru-salem: The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza. He has worked as a producer, productionmanager, stage manager, and writer in the DC metro area for ten years. A proud member ofActors Equity Association, he serves as a member of the DC/Baltimore AEA Liaison Commit-

    tee and the regional campaign coordinator for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Roy had

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    the privilege of stage managing Tribute Productions Beyond Glory, bringing the piece to the USMilitary around the world as part of Operation Homecoming, a program jointly sponsored by

    the National Endowment for the Arts and the Department of Defense. Roy is the recipient of aUS Army Southern European Task Force Scroll of Appreciation, US Army 282nd Base SupportBattalion Scroll of Appreciation, and a League of Washington Theatres Offstage Honor Award.Currently Roy is the Executive Director of Artists Bloc, an organization that presents the devel-

    oping performing art work of over 40 creating artists each year.

    Ari Roth(Artistic Director)is beginning his 14th season as Artistic Director at Theater J where,together with a dedicated staff, he has produced 93 full productions, including 33 Englishlanguage world premieres, and many more workshop presentations. Also a playwright, Mr.Roth has seen his work produced across the country, as well as at Theater J, where produc-

    tions include Goodnight Irene, Life In Refusal,Love & Yearning in the Not-for-Prots, Oh, TheInnocents, and a repertory production ofBorn Guilty, originally commissioned and produced byArena Stage, based on the book by Peter Sichrovsky, together with its sequel, The Wolf in Peter(a fused version of both plays will be presented October 17, 2010 at the Museum of JewishHeritage by the Epic Theatre Ensemble, featuring Rick Foucheux). His adaptations include TheSeagull on 16th Street, Still Waiting(companion to Waiting for Lefty); Remaking a Melting Pot;

    the American adaptation of Hillel Mitelpunkts The Accident, and his currentAli Salem RidesAgain, based on Ali Salems travel memoir,A Drive To Israel: An Egyptian Meets His Neighbor.His plays have been nominated for ve Helen Hayes Awards, including Best Resident Produc -

    tion and two Charles A. MacArthur Awards. He is a 1998 and 2003 recipient of a National En-dowment for the Arts playwriting grant, three-time winner of the Helen Eisner Award, two-timewinner of the Avery Hopwood, four-time recipient of commissions from the National Foundationfor Jewish Culture and recipient of the Myrtle Wreath Award from Hadassah. He was recentlynamed one of The Forward 50, a recognition from TheForward newspaper honoring ftynationally prominent men and women who are leading the American Jewish community into

    the 21st century. He has taught for the University of Michigan for 14 years, currently for theirMichigan in DC program, as well as for Brandeis, NYU and Carnegie Mellon Universities.

    Patricia Jenson (Managing Director)is pleased to be in her eighth season with Theater J.After over 500 performances as an actress in Minnesota, her second career has her oversee-ing personnel, budgets, ticket services, fundraising and council relations. She graduated witha degree in both Theater and Economics from The George Washington University and internedwith Arena Stage. In 2008 she received the Washington DCJCCs Lynn Skolnick Sachs Awardfor Program Excellence.

    For a full list of Theater J staff bios, visit and click on About Us

    About the Artists cont.

    Theater J Staff

    Artistic Director Ari RothManaging Director Patricia JensonProduction Manager Delia TaylorDirector of Marketing and Communications Grace OverbekeMarketing & Group Sales Associate Becky PetersDirector of Literary & Public Programs Shirley SerotskyDirector of Patron Services Tara Brady

    Development Associate Gavi YoungCasting Director Naomi RobinTechnical Director Tom HowleyMaster Carpenter Ellen HouseknechtMCCA Associate Technical Director Daniel RisnerConstruction & Load-in Crew Antonio Bullock, Ellen Houseknecht, Tad Howley, Kevin Laughon,Cathryn Salisbury-Valerien and Adam WyronFront of House Raha Behnam, Bonnie Berger, Elizabeth Heir, Katherine McCann and Hadiya Rice

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    Next Up At Theater J




























    The Annual Arthur TracyThe Street Singer

    Endowment Production

    Directed by Jerry WhiddonFeaturing Rick Foucheux and J. Fred ShiffmanWith Lise Bruneau, Marcus Kyd, Paul Morella, HelenPafumi, Jefferson Russell and Michael Willis.





    If Dame Edna somehow mated with the Bobs, theiroffspring might resemble The Kinsey Sicks, a SanFrancisco-based drag quartet that apparently has

    never encountered a tune it couldnt twist andbend to suit its own wickedly amusing purposes

    - The Washington Post

    Directed by Sinai PeterAdapted by Boaz Gaon

    from the novellaby Ghassan Kanafani



    Performed in Hebrew with English sur-titles.

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    On selected weekday afternoons, professional actors read the best newwork emerging from the Arlene and Robert Kogod New Play DevelopmentProgram in an intimate setting with tea and cookies. All readings are $5.

    Monday, September 27 at 2:00 pm

    HAYMARKETBy Zayd DohrnThe true story of the terrorist bombing that rocked the city of Chicago in the summer of1886. The play begins moments after the dynamite is thrown, and follows the lives ofanarchists, policemen, elected ofcials, and ordinary citizens in the aftermath of tragedy

    and through the rst red scare in American history.

    Join us for more readings in the fall! All dates and times posted at

    Additional Programming for SOMETHING YOU DIDTheater J is dedicated to taking its dialogues beyond the stage, of-

    fering an array of innovative public discussion forums and outreach

    programs which explore the theatrical, psychological and social

    elements of our art. Discussions take place weekly, following Sunday

    matinees and other selected evenings. All topics, panelists and

    dates are subject to change. For additional discussions, names ofpanelists, and updates, please visit

    Upcoming Readings

    Saturday, August 28, 9:30 pm: Post-Preview Talkback

    Sunday, August 29, 9:00 pm: Talkback with the Playwright and Creative Team

    Sunday, September 5, 4:30 pm: Our new Intercultural forum, Scripture Unscripted:

    Clerical Perspectives on Protest & Punishment, Prisons & Parole

    Sunday, September 12, 4:30 pm: How the 1960s Changed the World

    9:00 pm: When Protest Comes to Shove: How Far is Too Far?Thursday, September 16, 9:00 pm: Cast Talkback

    Sunday, September 19, 4:30 pm: Switching Sides: Neo-Conservatism and the

    Journey of Gene Biddle

    Sunday, September 26, 4:30 pm: Protest Movements and the Internet:

    Political Activism Yesterday and Today

    Tuesday, September 28, 9:00 pm: Peace Caf: Dening Terrorism

    The Return of the 5 X 5: Playwrights respond to SOMETHING YOU DIDSunday, October 3 at 4:30 pm: Scenes from After the Revolution

    Theater J invites local playwrights to respond to the pertinent issues of smear politics,1960s revisionism, the desire to rejoin society, and the anti-war movement, as dramatizedby Something You Did. Playwrights are asked to attend a performance, then write a ve min-ute play inspired by the show. Five of these plays will be chosen to be read by professionalactors following the October 3 matinee ofSomething You Did.

    The deadline for play submission is Friday, September 15, 2010. Plays can be submitted viaemail to [email protected] Call (202) 777-3228 or email for more information.

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    Save The Date: One Night Only!

    Join us on Monday, February 28, 2011 for a benet performance of

    Neil Simons THE SUNSHINE BOYSStarring




    Currently on tour inEurope and across the US!

    Jim BrochuofZERO HOUR

    Now Off-Broadwayat the DR2!

    With an All-Star DC Supporting Cast!

    Directed by Derek GoldmanEarly-bird Special: Save 20% on tickets before December 1

    Tickets are on sale now at (202) 777-3225 or

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    Friends Of Theater JTheater J is, at its core, a playwrights theater and as such, we have named our giving levels in honor of Jewish

    playwrights and two of their director/producers. We gratefully acknowledge the following generous donors who

    gave during the 2010 scal year and allowed us to meet our 2009/2010 season budget. We also gratefully

    acknowledge those who have given since July 1, 2010 towards our 2011 scal year (as indicated by a carrot ^).

    We ask our many long-time supporters and new friends of the theater to join them in underwriting this exciting

    season. (This list is current as of August 11, 2010.)

    Executive ProducingShow Sponsor($25,000 and above)The Robert M. Fisher

    Memorial Foundation^The Jewish Federation of

    Greater Washington^The Shubert FoundationThe National Endowment for the Arts

    Wendy Wasserstein Grand Angel($15,000 - $24,999)Arlene & Robert Kogod

    Charlotte & Hank SchlosbergPatti & Jerry Sowalsky^The George Wasserman

    Family Foundation

    Harold Clurman Champion Angel($10,000 - $14,999)Carolyn & Warren KaplanThe Jacob & Charlotte

    Lehrman FoundationTrish & George VradenburgIrene & Alan Wurtzel

    Tony KushnerCollaborating Angel($7,500 - $9,999)Deborah Carliner & Robert Remes^The Max & Victoria

    Dreyfus FoundationJacqueline & Marc LelandEvelyn Sandground & Bill PerkinsEllen & Bernard Young

    Joseph Papp Producing Angel($5,000 - $7,499)Patty Abramson & Les Silverman

    Esthy & James AdlerAmerican Jewish World ServiceThe Family of H. Max & Josephine F.

    Ammerman and Andrew AmmermanRyna, Mel, Marcella & Neil CohenLois & Richard EnglandLois & Michael FingerhutCheryl GorelickHamilton Street Family FoundationG. Scott HongBarbara & Jack KayJudy & Peter Kovler

    Marion & Larry LewinThe Omega FoundationRosa WienerJudy & Leo Zickler^

    Lillian Hellman Supporting Angel($2,500 - $4,999)Natalie & Paul AbramsMichele & Allan BermanEmbassy of IsraelMyrna FawcettLisa Fuentes & Tom Cohen^

    Betsy Karmin & Manny Strauss

    Sandra & Arnold LeibowitzZena & Paul MasonFaye & Jack MoskowitzAl Munzer & Joel WindDiane & Arnold PolingerElaine ReubenLoretta RosenthalJoan Wessel

    Arthur Miller Mentor($1,500 - $2,499)Susan & Dixon Butler

    Ruth & Mortimer CaplinMimi Conway & Dennis HoulihanBarbara KurshanChaya & Walter RothMarjan & Andy Shallal^Victor ShargaiMargot & Paul Zimmerman

    David Mamet Muse($1,000 - $1,499)Agatha & Laurence AurbachMara Bralove & Ari FisherJane & Charlie Fink

    Ann & Frank GilbertMarjory GoldmanShoshana & Peter GroveIra Hillman & Jeremy BarberRachel Jacobson & Eric OlsenRona & Allan MendelsohnMelanie Franco Nussdorf &

    Lawrence NussdorfToby PortHillary & Jonathan ReinisMargaret Hahn Stern & Stephen SternSaul Stern*

    Neil Simon Stage Benefactor($500 - $999)Margery CunninghamMiriam J. Cutler & Paul SalditSteven des Jardins^Barbara & Samuel DyerRobert Eager

    Ina Ginsburg^Frances GoldmanPaula Siegle GoldmanMichael GottesmanMeliha & Joshua Halpern

    Edith & Arthur HesselRosalyn & Gary JonasDianne & Herbert LernerAmelia & Mike MattlerJeff MenickTrudy & Gary Peterson^Shira Piven & Adam McKayTina & Albert Small Jr.Marsha E. Swiss & Ronald M. CostellBarbara & Stanley TempchinFrancine Zorn Trachtenberg &

    Stephen Joel Trachtenberg

    Betty L. Ustun^

    Beverly WalcoffAnthony & Janet WaltersDiane Abelman Wattenberg

    Sholom Asch Admirer($350 - $499)Richard ArndtBonnie & Jere Broh-KahnBrenda Gruss & Daniel HirschDeborah Lerner Cohen &

    Edward CohenEugene Herman

    Estelle & Irving JacobsCookie KerxtonDana & Ray KochIris & Michael Lav^Yoav LurieEllen & Gary Malasky^Michelle SenderSuzan & Ronald Wynne

    Paddy Chayefsky Champion($175 - $349)


    Rabbi & Babs Abramowitz

    Cecily Baskir & John FreedmanGoldie Blumenstyk^

    Susan & Steven Bralove

    Beth Chai - Greater Washington

    Jewish Humanist Congregation

    Mady Chalk

    Rosalind & Donald Cohen*

    Edward Collins

    David Culp

    Susan & George Driesen

    Alison Drucker & Thomas Holzman

    Susan & Jay FinkelsteinDebra Goldberg & Seth Waxman

    Jeanette & Leonard Goodstein

    Martha Winter Gross & Robert Tracy

    Elizabeth Grossman &

    Joshua Boorstein

    Ritalou Harris

    Lauren & Glen Howard

    Julie Jacobson

    Rebecca Klemm

    Nal Krucoff^

    Michael Lang

    Arthur Le VanJoy Lerner & Stephen Kelin

    Freddi Lipstein & Scott Berg

    Pat & Larry Mann

    Tina Martin & Mita Schaffer^Caroline & Michael MindelJanice & Andy MolchonSue Morss^Undine & Carl NashLouisa Foulke Newlin &

    William NewlinMuriel Miller Pear

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    Washington DCJCC Donors

    Friends Of Theater J ContinuedBarbara Rappaport^Erica & Doug RosenthalFaye & Norman SeltzerBeverly & Harlan SherwatSusan TalaricoJohn TollerisDebby & Donald Tracy

    In memory of Marjory Hecht WatsonMarjorie & Allan Weingold^Linda WinogradCarolyn & William WolfeEllen WormserRichard Young

    Ben Hecht Booster

    ($75 - $174)AnonymousPatricia AndringaLeslie Barr

    Rosalyn Bass & James GreeneByrna BellSharon Bernier^Sue BoleyAndrea Boyarsky-MaiselEdith BraloveDavid CantorWallace Chandler^

    Timothy ChristensenMargaret Sohn & Harvey Cohen^David ConnickHellen Darling & Brad Gray^Leona & Donald Drazin

    Peter & Shelley Dreifuss^Kenneth DreyfussGitta FajersteinAnne & Al Fishman^

    Ruth & Barry Fishman

    Richard FrankelLinda & Jay FreedmanRenee Gier^Stacie & Bruce GofnF. GoldsmanMorton Goren^

    Hilton GrahamWendy Gray & Steven PearlsteinJudith & Albert GrollmanMerna & Joseph GuttentagCindy Hallberlin & Joel KanterFaye & Aaron HillmanLinda & Steven HirschAnn HoffmanRobert HoneygoskyLorna Jaffe

    Sarah KaganHelene & Allan Kahan^Pamela KahnJean & Robert KappPhyllis Kline & Norman LordDana & Ray Koch^Ellen KolanskyAdrienne Kohn & Garry GrossmanNancy Korman

    Beth Kramer^William KreisbergMartin KrubitMichael Lewis^Hannah & Tim Lipman^David Lipton

    Marjory & Sheldon LondonMadeline & Gerald Malovany*Marlene & Ken MarkisonLynne Martin

    Johana McCarthyJohn McGrawGloria MeadeThomas MerrickSteven MetalitzNeil Miller

    Nancy & Richard Millstein

    Mona & Leonard MitnickDorothy Moss & Larry Meyer^David & Margaret NalleTena Nauheim & David Harrison^Joan Nathan & Allan GersonStephanie PaulDori Phaff & Dan RavivSuzy PlattNikki & Michael RabbinoEllen Miles Ratner & Phillip RatnerJoan & Ludwig Rudel^Leona & Jerrold SchecterDiane Schroth

    Rochelle & Richard SchwabSteve ShapiroArlene Farber Sirkin & Stuart SirkinJanet SolingerKathy SreedharSandy SternSandra StewartHelen & Jonathan SunshineElizabeth & Joel TicknorStephanie & Fernando

    van ReigersbergVirginia & James Vitarello*

    Jonathan WaxmanLeslie H. WeismanStephen Werner^Phyllis & John Wimberly

    The Washington DCJCC wishes to thank all those who made contributions to the 16th Street J to helpsupport our programs during the 2010 scal year (July 1, 2009 June 30, 2010). Your support has beeninvaluable in allowing us to create and sustain programs of excellence throughout the year.

    $100,000 +

    Ann Loeb Bronfman

    The Robert M. FisherMemorial Foundation

    The Jewish Federation of

    Greater Washington

    $50,000 - $99,999

    The Morris & Gwendolyn

    Cafritz Foundation

    DC Ofce on Aging

    Melanie Franco Nussdorf

    & Lawrence Nussdorf

    Howard & Geraldine Polinger

    Family FoundationServeDC - The Mayors Ofce on


    David Bruce Smith

    United Jewish Endowment Fund

    $25,000 - $49,999

    Jamie & Joseph A. Baldinger

    Diane & Norman Bernstein

    DC Commission on the

    Arts & Humanities

    Louie & Ralph Dweck

    Brenda Gruss & Daniel Hirsch

    Tamara & Harry Handelsman

    Stuart KurlanderNational Endowment for the Arts

    The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

    Robert H Smith* Family Foundation

    Patti & Jerry Sowalsky

    $15,000 - $24,999

    Lisa & Josh Bernstein

    Ryna, Melvin, Marcella & Neil Cohen

    Ginny & Irwin Edlavitch

    Susan & Michael Gelman

    Alexander Greenbaum

    Martha Winter Gross & Robert Tracy

    Carolyn & Warren Kaplan

    Barbara & Jack Kay

    Arlene & Robert Kogod

    Jacob & Charlotte Lehrman Foundation

    Charlotte & Hank Schlosberg

    Schoenbaum Family Foundation

    George Wasserman Family Foundation, Inc.

    $10,000 - $14,999

    Patty Abramson & Les Silverman

    Esthy & Jim Adler

    Michele & Allan Berman

    Susie & Kenton Campbell

    Deborah Carliner & Robert RemesDebra Lerner Cohen &

    Edward Cohen

    Lois & Richard England

    Family Foundation

    Rena & Michael Gordon

    Susy & Thomas Kahn

    Judy & Peter Kovler

    Thelma & Melvin Lenkin

    Marion & Larry Lewin

    Faye & Jack Moskowitz

    Diane & Arnold Polinger

    Deborah & Michael SalzbergRhea Schwartz & Paul Wolff

    The Abe & Kathryn

    Selsky Foundation

    Francine Zorn Trachtenberg &

    Stephen Joel Trachtenberg

    Trish & George Vradenburg

    Natalie Wexler & James Feldman

    Carolyn & William Wolfe

    Irene & Alan Wurtzel

    Judy & Leo Zickler

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    Washington DCJCC Donors Continued$5,000 - $9,999

    Academy of Motion Picture

    Arts & Sciences

    American Jewish World Service

    The Family of H. Max & Josephine F.

    Ammerman & Andrew Ammerman

    Melinda Bieber & Norman Pozez

    Max N. BerryAnn & Donald Brown

    Naomi & Nehemiah

    Cohen Foundation

    Sara Cohen & Norman Rich

    Rose & Robert Cohen

    CrossCurrents Foundation

    The Max & Victoria Dreyfus

    Foundation, Inc.

    Embassy of Israel

    Lois & Richard England

    Federal Emergency

    Management Agency

    Marilyn & Michael Glosserman

    Cheryl Gorelick

    Deborah Harmon & Robert Seder

    G. Scott Hong

    Humanities Council of Washington,DC

    William Kreisberg

    Jacqueline & Marc Leland

    Joy Lerner & Stephen Kelin

    Elyse & Jeffrey Linowes

    Linda Lipsett & Jules Bernstein

    MAZON: A Jewish Response to HungerLinda & Sid Moskowitz

    Kathy & Thomas Raffa

    Renay & William Regardie

    Elaine Reuben

    Rae Ringel & Amos Hochstein

    Beth Rubenstein & Evan Markiewicz

    Lynn & John Sachs

    Evelyn Sandground & Bill Perkins

    Emily Schoenbaum

    Tina & Albert Small Jr.

    Barbara & Michael Smilow

    Mindy Strelitz & Andrew CornblattLori & Les Ulanow

    Joan Wessel

    Rosa D. Wiener

    Ellen & Bernard Young

    Rory & Shelton Zuckerman

    $2,500 - $4,999


    Rabbi & Babs Abramowitz

    Natalie & Paul Abrams

    Amy & Stephen AltmanLarry Axelrod

    Joan & Alan Berman

    Elizabeth Berry

    Rita & David Brickman

    Nicholas Chocas

    Cyna & Paul Cohen

    Margery Doppelt & Larry Rothman

    Exxon Mobil Corporation

    Myrna Fawcett

    Lois & Michael Fingerhut

    Joanne Fungaroli

    Marsha Gentner & Joe Berman

    Debra Goldberg & Seth Waxman

    The Aaron & Cecile

    Goldman Foundation

    Roberta Hantgan

    Horning Brothers Corporation

    Betsy Karmin & Manny Strauss

    Connie & Jay Krupin

    Barbara Kurshan

    Susan & Samuel Lehrman

    Sandra & Arnold Leibowitz

    Edward Lenkin

    Geoffrey Mackler

    Zena & Paul J. Mason

    Alfred Munzer & Joel Wind

    PNC Bank

    Points of Light Institute

    Posner-Wallace Foundation

    Toni RitzenbergLoretta Rosenthal

    Debra & Jonathan Rutenberg

    Sandra & Ivan Sabel

    Charles & Lynn Schusterman

    Family Foundation

    Sanford Schwartz

    Sprint Foundation

    Saul I. Stern*

    Katherine & Thomas Sullivan

    Theatre Communications

    Group, Inc.

    The Washington Post CompanyMatthew Watson

    Diane Abelman Wattenberg

    Judith & Herbert Weintraub

    $1,000 - $2,499

    Sandy & Clement Alpert

    American Technion Society

    Agatha & Laurence Aurbach

    Dorothy Bennett

    Linda & Michael Berg

    Tracy & Adam Bernstein

    Suanne & Richard Beyda

    Lynn & Wolf Blitzer

    Frances & Leonard Burka

    Susan & Dixon Butler

    Jane & Calvin Cafritz

    Ruth & Mortimer Caplin

    Mimi Conway & Dennis Houlihan

    Toby Dershowitz

    Faith Diamond

    Nava & Mark Ely

    Diana Engel

    Gayle & John EngelLaura & Michael Faino

    Jane & Charlie Fink

    Susan & Jay Finkelstein

    Linda & Jay Freedman

    Geico Philanthropic Foundation

    Richard Gerber

    German Embassy

    Donna & Jon Gerstenfeld

    Sarah & Bernard Gewirz

    Cathy & Michael Gildenhorn

    Carol & Henry Goldberg

    Marjory Goldman

    Paula Seigle Goldman

    Shoshana & Peter Grove

    Erwin Gudelsky

    Istituto Italiano di Cultura

    Rachel Jacobson and Eric Olsen

    JCC Association

    Sally KaplanLaine & Norton Katz

    Aviva Kempner

    Ceceile Klein

    Linda Klein

    Bette & William Kramer

    Lisa Landmeier & Hugo Roell

    Sandra & Stephen Lachter

    Dianne & Herbert Lerner

    The Samuel Levy Family Foundation

    Steven Lockshin

    Steven Lustig

    Ellen & Gary Malasky

    Peter Mancoll

    Cathryn & Scot McCulloch

    Rona & Allan Mendelsohn

    Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation

    Lindsay & Aaron Miller

    Patrice & Herbert Miller

    Shirlee Ornstein

    Glenna & David Osnos

    Peggy Parsons

    Ruth & Stephen Pollak

    Toby PortRavsak: The Jewish Community

    Day School

    Hillary & Jonathan Reinis

    Carol Risher

    Paula & Bruce Robinson

    Joan & Barry Rosenthal

    Chaya & Walter Roth

    Jane Nathan Rothschild

    Sharon Russ & David Rubin

    Victor Shargai

    Michael Singer

    Ann SislenRichard Solloway

    Jane & Daniel Solomon

    Margaret Hahn Stern & Stephen Stern

    Marsha E. Swiss & Ronald M. Costell

    Embassy of Switzerland

    Tabard Corporation

    Tikkun Olam Womens Foundation of

    Greater Washington

    Rita & David Trachtenberg

    United Way of the National Capital Area

    Marion & Michael Usher

    Lise Van Susteren & Jonathan Kempner

    Cynthia Wolloch & Joseph Reid

    Margot & Paul Zimmerman

    Due to space limitations, only donors of $1,000

    or more are listed. The Washington DCJCC would

    like to thank all of our many donors for the impor-

    tant impact they have on our work.

    * of blessed memory

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    About Theater J

    Washington DCJCC

    1529 Sixteenth Street NW

    Washington, DC 20036

    Info: (202) 777-3210 or

    [email protected] org

    Photos by Stan Barouh

    Josh Lefkowitz and Maureen Rohnin The Rise and Fall of Annie Hall

    Robert Prosky in The Price

    Alexander Strain and MichaelTolaydo in New Jerusalem

    Holly Twyford in Lost in Yonkers

    Hailed by The New York Times as The Premier Theater for Premieres, andnominated for over forty Helen Hayes awards, Theater J has emerged as oneof the most distinctive, progressive and respected Jewish theaters on thenational and international scene. A program of the Washington DCJCC, thetheater works in collaboration with other components of the Morris CafritzCenter for the Arts: the Washington Jewish Film Festival, the Ann Loeb Bronf-man Gallery,and the Literary, Music& Dance Department.

    Theater J produces thought-provoking, publicly engaged, personal, pas-sionate and entertaining plays and musicals that celebrate the distinc-tive urban voice and social vision that are part of the Jewish culturallegacy. Acclaimed as one of the nations premiere playwrights theaters,Theater J presents cutting edge contemporary work alongside spiritedrevivals and is a nurturing home for the development and production ofnew work by major writers and emerging artists exploring many of thepressing moral and political issues of our time. Dedicated above all to a

    pursuit of artistic excellence, Theater J takes its dialogues beyond thestage, offering an array of innovative public discussion forums and out-reach programs which explore the theatrical, psychological and socialelements of our art. We frequently partner with those of other faiths andcommunities, stressing the importance of interchange among a greatvariety of people wishing to take part in frank, humane conversationsabout conict and culture.

    Performing in the 240-seat Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater in the vibrantDupont Circle neighborhood, Theater J works with some of the worlds mostdistinguished authors for the stage. It has produced world premieres by

    Richard Greenberg, Thomas Keneally, Robert Brustein, Joyce Carol Oatesand Ariel Dorfman, with many debuts from emerging writers like StefanieZadravec and Sam Forman. The late Wendy Wassersteins play Third, whichbegan at Theater J, received its New York premiere at Lincoln Center Theatre,while Neena Beber received an OBIE for her New York production ofJump/Cut. Theater Js diverse body of work features thematically linked festivalsincluding its ongoing Voices From a Changing Middle East series. In 2009Theater J received a special citation in The Washington Post recognizingTheater Js Israel-related programming. With hit productions ranging fromTalleys Follyand The Disputationto Pangs of the Messiah, The Price,Honey

    Brown Eyes (Winner of the 2009 Helen Hayes Charles MacArthur Award forOutstanding New Play), Sholom Aleichem: Laughter Through Tears, The Riseand Fall of Annie Hall, Zero Hour(for which Jim Brochu won the 2010 HelenHayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in anon-resident production)In Dar-fur, Mikveh and New Jerusalem, its no surprise that Washingtonian Maga-zine notes, Theater J productions keep going from strength to strength.

    Winner of the 2008 Mayors Arts Award for Excellence in an Artistic Dis -cipline, Theater J offers a number of additional programs including Artis- tic Directors Roundtables, Peace Cafs, Tea @ 2 (a monthly reading se-ries) and the Passports Educational Program. Theater J has garneredsupport from the National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communica-tions Group (TCG) and The Shubert Foundation. Theater J is a member of the Cultural Alliance, the League of Washington Theatres, TCG and theAssociation for Jewish Theatre.