A Very Terry Christmas

Alliance Theatre Anywhere

By Terry Burrell
Directed by Susan V. Booth

From author and Broadway icon Terry Burrell (Ethel; Ever After; Angry, Raucous, and Shamelessly Gorgeous) comes a holiday celebration of all the things that give us joy – even in the most chaotic of times. Terry will take us on a tour of her favorite Atlanta destinations while sharing her personal holiday stories and songs in this pre-recorded streaming production.  Give yourself the gift of laughter, light, and love by spending a very Terry evening.​

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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    The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

The cast and crew of Alliance Theatre’s 2020/21 production of A Very Terry Christmas. Photo by Greg Mooney.

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Cast

Terry Burrell: Her one woman show ETHEL was last seen at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta Ga Spring of 2016. BROADWAY: Three Penny Opera; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Swinging On A Star; Into The Woods; Just So Stories; Dreamgirls; Honky Tonk Nights; Eubie; Show Boat (London 1998 Original Cast). Off-BROADWAY: Almost Heaven; Lady Day; Taking A Chance On Love; And The World Goes Round. NATIONAL TOURS: Copacabana; Grand Night For Singing; Bubbling Brown Sugar; Showboat, Eubie. REGIONAL: Ethel; Ever After; Angry Raucous And Shamelessly Gorgeous; Hospice/Pointing At The Moon; Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill; Candide; Cinderella And Fella; Crowns; Man Of La Mancha; Up From Paradise; Sophisticated Ladies; Ain’t Misbehavin’; A Christmas Carol; Oklahoma; The Women Of Brewster Place; Thunder Knocking At The Door; Cinderella; Smokey Joes Café; Time And Again; Jar The Floor; Brownie Points; Mahalia, Boys From Syracuse; Sheila’s Day; Da Kink In My Hair, The Roommate. Concerts: Duke Ellington Orchestra Venice; Oslo Norway Jazz Festival; Portland Oregon Jazz Festival.

Terry Burrell
Terry Burrell
Herself

Terry Burrell: Her one woman show ETHEL was last seen at The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta Ga Spring of 2016. BROADWAY: Three Penny Opera; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Swinging On A Star; Into The Woods; Just So Stories; Dreamgirls; Honky Tonk Nights; Eubie; Show Boat (London 1998 Original Cast). Off-BROADWAY: Almost Heaven; Lady Day; Taking A Chance On Love; And The World Goes Round. NATIONAL TOURS: Copacabana; Grand Night For Singing; Bubbling Brown Sugar; Showboat, Eubie. REGIONAL: Ethel; Ever After; Angry Raucous And Shamelessly Gorgeous; Hospice/Pointing At The Moon; Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar And Grill; Candide; Cinderella And Fella; Crowns; Man Of La Mancha; Up From Paradise; Sophisticated Ladies; Ain’t Misbehavin’; A Christmas Carol; Oklahoma; The Women Of Brewster Place; Thunder Knocking At The Door; Cinderella; Smokey Joes Café; Time And Again; Jar The Floor; Brownie Points; Mahalia, Boys From Syracuse; Sheila’s Day; Da Kink In My Hair, The Roommate. Concerts: Duke Ellington Orchestra Venice; Oslo Norway Jazz Festival; Portland Oregon Jazz Festival.

Creative

ANDRÉ C. ALLEN (Lighting Design) was born and raised in Queens, New York. He moved to Atlanta to attend Morehouse College in 1989. There he discovered the art of storytelling with light. He founded BlackLight Productions Inc. in 1990. He has designed for many artists and organizations including productions for the Freddie Hendricks’ Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Actor’s Express, India.Arie, and Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company. André has served as Production Manager with the Rialto Center for the Arts and Operations Manager with the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech. He is proud of his career that has brought his brand of design to various facilities and arenas nationwide especially his work as lighting director for the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes- Benz Stadium. After a career that has spanned 30 years and thousands of events, André continues to share his gift. In 2017, he joined the faculty at the Spelman College Department of Theater and Performance to teach lighting design to the next generation of designers. www. BlackLightProductions.com Gen. 1:3 

André C. Allen
André C. Allen
Lighting Design

ANDRÉ C. ALLEN (Lighting Design) was born and raised in Queens, New York. He moved to Atlanta to attend Morehouse College in 1989. There he discovered the art of storytelling with light. He founded BlackLight Productions Inc. in 1990. He has designed for many artists and organizations including productions for the Freddie Hendricks’ Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, the Atlanta Lyric Theatre, Actor’s Express, India.Arie, and Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company. André has served as Production Manager with the Rialto Center for the Arts and Operations Manager with the Ferst Center at Georgia Tech. He is proud of his career that has brought his brand of design to various facilities and arenas nationwide especially his work as lighting director for the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes- Benz Stadium. After a career that has spanned 30 years and thousands of events, André continues to share his gift. In 2017, he joined the faculty at the Spelman College Department of Theater and Performance to teach lighting design to the next generation of designers. www. BlackLightProductions.com Gen. 1:3 

APRIL ANDREW CARSWELL (Costume Designer) is a freelance costume designer and the Assistant Costume Shop Manager at the Alliance Theatre. She received her MFA in Costume Design/Technology from the University of South Carolina before joining the Alliance staff in 2014. She enjoys freelance costume production and design work around Atlanta with recent local design credits including Slur, Knead, Courtenay’s Cabaret (The Alliance Theatre); Bye Bye Birdie, Macbeth, Disaster: The Musical!, The Diary of Anne Frank, TRAP (The Walker School); An Octoroon, Head Over Heels, Downstairs (Actor’s Express); Much Ado About Nothing, The Servant of Two Masters (Oglethorpe University); Gimme Please!, Hey Willy, See The Pyramids (Alliance Theatre for the Very Young); Bring it On: The Musical (Kennesaw State University). Upcoming projects include The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (The Walker School) and Lizzie (Actor’s Express). 

April Andrew Carswell
April Andrew Carswell
Costume Designer

APRIL ANDREW CARSWELL (Costume Designer) is a freelance costume designer and the Assistant Costume Shop Manager at the Alliance Theatre. She received her MFA in Costume Design/Technology from the University of South Carolina before joining the Alliance staff in 2014. She enjoys freelance costume production and design work around Atlanta with recent local design credits including Slur, Knead, Courtenay’s Cabaret (The Alliance Theatre); Bye Bye Birdie, Macbeth, Disaster: The Musical!, The Diary of Anne Frank, TRAP (The Walker School); An Octoroon, Head Over Heels, Downstairs (Actor’s Express); Much Ado About Nothing, The Servant of Two Masters (Oglethorpe University); Gimme Please!, Hey Willy, See The Pyramids (Alliance Theatre for the Very Young); Bring it On: The Musical (Kennesaw State University). Upcoming projects include The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (The Walker School) and Lizzie (Actor’s Express). 

Felipe Barral is a multimedia storyteller who expresses himself in many ways –through his films, videos and audiovisual works, his music, his art and his writing. He is also a journalist with a Masters degree in Philosophy. Felipe is an Emmy award-winning producer. He is the Founder and CEO of his own production company, IGNI Productions, specialized on cinematic content for the arts; as well as the Founder and CEO of BELLA, a company that feeds the screens with beautiful cinematic videos produced to reduce stress and improve well-being. As a multimedia storyteller, Felipe specializes in creative, engaging and promotional content for the arts. His cinematography and editorial point of view is always outstanding. He has been helping different organizations, institutions and individuals, creating cinematic content that guarantees engagement in a memorable way through relatable stories and a constant pursue of beauty. Felipe is also an independent filmmaker, producer, director, photographer, musician, artist and writer. He has released 7 short films, short and long format documentaries, 3 books of poetry, and has composed original scores for silent films and documentaries. For 20 years, Felipe produced outstanding high quality storytelling at CNN as well. Felipe has taught his “Creative Production Philosophy & Style” to producers, reporters and colleagues at CNN, and he also taught it to children in an international school in Atlanta, which led him to be recognized with Time Warner’s Richard D. Parsons Community Impact Award in 2014.

Felipe Barral
Felipe Barral
Videographer

Felipe Barral is a multimedia storyteller who expresses himself in many ways –through his films, videos and audiovisual works, his music, his art and his writing. He is also a journalist with a Masters degree in Philosophy. Felipe is an Emmy award-winning producer. He is the Founder and CEO of his own production company, IGNI Productions, specialized on cinematic content for the arts; as well as the Founder and CEO of BELLA, a company that feeds the screens with beautiful cinematic videos produced to reduce stress and improve well-being. As a multimedia storyteller, Felipe specializes in creative, engaging and promotional content for the arts. His cinematography and editorial point of view is always outstanding. He has been helping different organizations, institutions and individuals, creating cinematic content that guarantees engagement in a memorable way through relatable stories and a constant pursue of beauty. Felipe is also an independent filmmaker, producer, director, photographer, musician, artist and writer. He has released 7 short films, short and long format documentaries, 3 books of poetry, and has composed original scores for silent films and documentaries. For 20 years, Felipe produced outstanding high quality storytelling at CNN as well. Felipe has taught his “Creative Production Philosophy & Style” to producers, reporters and colleagues at CNN, and he also taught it to children in an international school in Atlanta, which led him to be recognized with Time Warner’s Richard D. Parsons Community Impact Award in 2014.

KAT CONLEY (Scenic Designer) is ecstatic to return to the Alliance. She has designed more than 30 Alliance productions, including Courtenay’s Cabaret, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Wizard of OZ. Kat has designed scenery for Arena Stage, Orlando Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, Actor’s Express, The Atlanta Ballet, The Center for Puppetry Arts, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, Theatre in the Square, and Aurora Theatre. She continues to be the Charge Scenic Artist for the Alliance Theatre. Whether dramatically challenging, visionary, or escapist, all theater and art is important, thank you for supporting it in our community.

Kat Conley
Kat Conley
Scenic Designer

KAT CONLEY (Scenic Designer) is ecstatic to return to the Alliance. She has designed more than 30 Alliance productions, including Courtenay’s Cabaret, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Wizard of OZ. Kat has designed scenery for Arena Stage, Orlando Shakespeare, the Kennedy Center, Georgia Shakespeare, Marin Theatre Company, Actor’s Express, The Atlanta Ballet, The Center for Puppetry Arts, 7 Stages, Theatrical Outfit, Synchronicity Theatre, Theatre in the Square, and Aurora Theatre. She continues to be the Charge Scenic Artist for the Alliance Theatre. Whether dramatically challenging, visionary, or escapist, all theater and art is important, thank you for supporting it in our community.

Most recently lark was the Production Stage Manager for Broadway's A Soldier's Play starring Blair Underwood and David Alan Grier. Directed by Kenny Leon, it received seven Tony nominations. lark has been at the Alliance for 30 years and has worked at many regional theatres: Dallas Theater Center, Indiana Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, and San Jose Rep to name a few. Her favorite shows include: Angry, Raucous, Knead, Ethel, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Stick Fly , Anne & Emmett  and Black Nativity. For the last few years, lark has been working in indie films, learning that craft. She loves both worlds.

lark hackshaw
lark hackshaw
Assistant Director

Most recently lark was the Production Stage Manager for Broadway's A Soldier's Play starring Blair Underwood and David Alan Grier. Directed by Kenny Leon, it received seven Tony nominations. lark has been at the Alliance for 30 years and has worked at many regional theatres: Dallas Theater Center, Indiana Rep, Cleveland Playhouse, Arena Stage, Trinity Rep, and San Jose Rep to name a few. Her favorite shows include: Angry, Raucous, Knead, Ethel, Holler If Ya Hear Me, Stick Fly , Anne & Emmett  and Black Nativity. For the last few years, lark has been working in indie films, learning that craft. She loves both worlds.

Tyrone Jackson is the quintessential jazz piano player. His boundless creativity coupled with harmonic mastery, utilizes the piano as a blank canvas. Jackson is nationally recognized and has traveled the world as a solo artist and sideman. Born in the New Orleans cradle of jazz, Jackson embodies the spirit of the Crescent City. As a composer, Jackson has composed original music for Pulitizer Prize winning author Natasha Tretheway's book of poems "Native Guard" turned theatrical play, Pearl Clege's play, Tell Me My Dream, Ethel by Terry Burrell and Nick’s Flamingo Grill. Jackson has recorded 4 Albums—Dedicated, Another Voyage, Melody In Nede, and  From The Mind Of. Additionally, Jackson’s work in Native Guard was premiered in Los Angeles, CA at the famous Sage Hills Academy from January 9-15, 2017. Currently Tyrone Jackson is a professor at Kennesaw State University where he is Lecturer of Jazz Piano and teaches a myriad of classes including: Aural Skills III & IV, Jazz Improvisation I, II & III, Jazz Combo, Jazz Theory, Applied Jazz Piano, Group Jazz Piano and History of the Blues.

Tyrone Jackson
Tyrone Jackson
Music Director / Piano

Tyrone Jackson is the quintessential jazz piano player. His boundless creativity coupled with harmonic mastery, utilizes the piano as a blank canvas. Jackson is nationally recognized and has traveled the world as a solo artist and sideman. Born in the New Orleans cradle of jazz, Jackson embodies the spirit of the Crescent City. As a composer, Jackson has composed original music for Pulitizer Prize winning author Natasha Tretheway's book of poems "Native Guard" turned theatrical play, Pearl Clege's play, Tell Me My Dream, Ethel by Terry Burrell and Nick’s Flamingo Grill. Jackson has recorded 4 Albums—Dedicated, Another Voyage, Melody In Nede, and  From The Mind Of. Additionally, Jackson’s work in Native Guard was premiered in Los Angeles, CA at the famous Sage Hills Academy from January 9-15, 2017. Currently Tyrone Jackson is a professor at Kennesaw State University where he is Lecturer of Jazz Piano and teaches a myriad of classes including: Aural Skills III & IV, Jazz Improvisation I, II & III, Jazz Combo, Jazz Theory, Applied Jazz Piano, Group Jazz Piano and History of the Blues.

CHRIS LANE (Sound Designer, Lead Sound Mixer): Chris Lane is a Music Producer, Songwriter, DJ, Sound Designer and Audio Engineer for various productions across the nation. Some of his design work and original compositions include Ghost at Alliance Theatre, Four Women and Skeleton Crew at True Color’s Theatre Company, Pipeline and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at Horizon Theatre, An Octoroon and The Brother’s Size at Actor’s Express, The 39 Steps and A Christmas Carol at Theatre Buford, Hands of Color at Synchronicity Theatre (GA), Skeleton Crew at Westport Country Playhouse (CT), Too Heavy for Your Pocket at George Street Playhouse (NJ), Four Little Girls and Ruby at Alabama Shakespeare Festival (AL), The Royale and The Children at The Kitchen Theatre Company (NY), Detroit ’67 at Virginia Stage Company (VA), and Incendiary at The Kennedy Center (DC) to name a few. He is also a proud Teaching Artist with Alliance Theatre, Co- Founder at Run Arts LLC, and professional graphic designer with a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He is a co-founder and current president at Multiband Studios. Check out the amazing production team at www.multibandstudios.com 

Chris Lane
Chris Lane
Sound Designer, Lead Sound Mixer

CHRIS LANE (Sound Designer, Lead Sound Mixer): Chris Lane is a Music Producer, Songwriter, DJ, Sound Designer and Audio Engineer for various productions across the nation. Some of his design work and original compositions include Ghost at Alliance Theatre, Four Women and Skeleton Crew at True Color’s Theatre Company, Pipeline and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at Horizon Theatre, An Octoroon and The Brother’s Size at Actor’s Express, The 39 Steps and A Christmas Carol at Theatre Buford, Hands of Color at Synchronicity Theatre (GA), Skeleton Crew at Westport Country Playhouse (CT), Too Heavy for Your Pocket at George Street Playhouse (NJ), Four Little Girls and Ruby at Alabama Shakespeare Festival (AL), The Royale and The Children at The Kitchen Theatre Company (NY), Detroit ’67 at Virginia Stage Company (VA), and Incendiary at The Kennedy Center (DC) to name a few. He is also a proud Teaching Artist with Alliance Theatre, Co- Founder at Run Arts LLC, and professional graphic designer with a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He is a co-founder and current president at Multiband Studios. Check out the amazing production team at www.multibandstudios.com 

JAYSON T. WADDELL (Stage Manager) is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre for his eleventh season. At the Alliance, he’s worked on such productions as Courtenay's Cabaret, Becoming Nancy, Approval Junkie, Ever After, Nick’s Flamingo Grill, Candide, Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Moby Dick, Born for This, Tuck Everlasting, The Geller Girls, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks, and Bike America. At Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Oliver, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, and Young Frankenstein. At the Illinois Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare in Love, I <3 Juliet, Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and A Winter’s Tale. Jayson graduated from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Jayson T. Waddell
Jayson T. Waddell
Stage Manager

JAYSON T. WADDELL (Stage Manager) is proud to return to the Alliance Theatre for his eleventh season. At the Alliance, he’s worked on such productions as Courtenay's Cabaret, Becoming Nancy, Approval Junkie, Ever After, Nick’s Flamingo Grill, Candide, Crossing Delancey, Troubadour, Moby Dick, Born for This, Tuck Everlasting, The Geller Girls, A Christmas Carol, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, Broke, Sex and the Second City, Next to Normal, Holidays With the Chalks, and Bike America. At Atlanta Lyric Theatre: Oliver, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Full Monty, and Young Frankenstein. At the Illinois Shakespeare Festival: Shakespeare in Love, I <3 Juliet, Hamlet, Q Gents, Antony & Cleopatra, Macbeth, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and A Winter’s Tale. Jayson graduated from the Gainesville Theatre Alliance and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

Director

Susan V. Booth (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborative productions, as well as commercial partnerships on projects such as The PromTuck EverlastingGhost Brothers of Darkland CountyThe Color PurpleBring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away; Sister Act: The MusicalBring in ’da NoiseBring in ’da Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL, and has directed world premieres by writers including Pearl Cleage, Janece Shaffer, National Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and Kristian Bush. As a director, she has worked at such theatres as the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul, and Emory universities. She is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field, is a trustee of Denison University, and a member of the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors. Susan’s leadership is underwritten by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, an initiative to support and promote women’s theater leadership funded by The Pussycat Foundation. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.

Susan V. Booth
Susan V. Booth
Director

Susan V. Booth (Jennings Hertz Artistic Director) joined the Alliance Theatre in 2001 and has initiated the Palefsky Collision Project for teens, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab, local producing partnerships and regional collaborative productions, as well as commercial partnerships on projects such as The PromTuck EverlastingGhost Brothers of Darkland CountyThe Color PurpleBring It On: The Musical; Twyla Tharp’s Come Fly Away; Sister Act: The MusicalBring in ’da NoiseBring in ’da Funk; and Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL, and has directed world premieres by writers including Pearl Cleage, Janece Shaffer, National Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Stephen King, John Mellencamp, and Kristian Bush. As a director, she has worked at such theatres as the Goodman, La Jolla Playhouse, New York Stage and Film, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court Theatre and many others. She holds degrees from Denison and Northwestern universities and was a fellow of the National Critics Institute and the Kemper Foundation. She has held teaching positions at Northwestern, DePaul, and Emory universities. She is a past president of the board of directors for the Theatre Communications Group, the national service organization for the field, is a trustee of Denison University, and a member of the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors. Susan’s leadership is underwritten by the BOLD Theater Women’s Leadership Circle, an initiative to support and promote women’s theater leadership funded by The Pussycat Foundation. Susan is married to Max Leventhal and is the proud mother of Moira Rose Leventhal.

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