Philanthropy - APRIL, 2010
Weiss' Support—A Dozen Plays!
Tim Weiss, Jennifer and Anton Segerstrom and Jean Weiss.
Jean and Tim Weiss have underwritten a play every season since he joined the Board of Trustees in 2000—and then some; in fact, Tim retired from the Board in 2008 and is now a member of the Presidents Circle as well as the Honorary Board. But that hasn’t stopped the generous couple from underwriting—the kick-off play of last season, An Italian Straw Hat, and now, the final play of this season, Crimes of the Heart.
In addition to their annual support, they helped underwrite Mr. Marmalade as members of the Playwrights Circle and the 2008 Pacific Playwrights Festival, bringing to an even dozen the number of productions that have benefitted from their support.
That support also includes a major donation to both the Legacy and Next Stage campaigns (Tim chairs the Legacy Campaign) and subscriptions to both stages. They are longtime Gala table underwriters, and Jean chaired the successful 2008 Gala Ball, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Jean and Tim will be honored on First Night of Crimes of the Heart.
The Magic Begins: Plans Underway for SCR's "The Play's the Thing" Gala
Sophie Cripe and Tom Buderwitz at a recent Gala meeting.
“We are blessed to have a wonderful production designer to work with,” said SCR Gala Chair Sophie Cripe at the second meeting of her committee on April 21.
She was talking about about Tom Buderwitz, designer of “The Play’s the Thing,” which will launch SCR’s 47th Season on September 11, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Of course, he’ll be aided in his endeavors by great input from the committee, a group known for its originality, creativity and imagination.
“The Play’s the Thing” will take guests on a theatrical journey from page to stage, beginning as they gather for the reception—a homage to playwrights, who are the source of great theatre. At SCR, where the playwrights are thought of first and foremost, the catalogue of names is stupendous, from Moliere, Shakespeare, O’Neil and Williams to established playwrights of today like Donald Margulies, Richard Greenberg and Beth Henley, to young writers whose work is just now surfacing at SCR, like Julia Cho, Itamar Moses and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. These members of the SCR family—and many more—will be the focus of the reception.
Entering the grand ballroom, guests will be swept to the next level of theatre in its full glory, onstage—surrounded by everything that makes a great production. Buderwitz and the committee are considering such fun deconstructed elements as crystal chandeliers, elegant costumes floating high on a rack, set pieces as they would be seen from backstage, velvet curtains, even ropes and sandbags that fly the sets. Images from SCR productions will infuse the room and theatrical characters may actually spring to life to entertain the guests.
Even this early in the planning stage, “The Play’s the Thing” is spreading its magic among the supporters of SCR, who already have begun to underwrite tables for the event, led by the ultra-enthusiastic Underwriting Co-Chairs Olivia Johnson and Teri Kennady.
Thanks from SCR
Friends of SCR play an important role in SCR’s success and
stability. The corporations and individuals listed below have
contributed $2,500 or more to this season’s Annual Fund. These gifts are
helping SCR to be one of the finest theatres in America. We are deeply
grateful for their support.
Anonymous • Abbott Medical Optics, Inc. • Mary Beth Adderley • Bette & Wylie Aitken • Christopher and Maureen Aitken • Allergan Foundation • Anaheim White House Restaurant • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation • Leona Aronoff • Fernando H. Austin MD • Bank of America • Bank of America Foundation • Mr. & Mrs. Robert W. Bein • Martin & Wendy Benson • Steve & Toni Berlinger • The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation • Katherine & Howard Bland • The Boeing Company • Carol & Walt Boice • Elizabeth & Joseph Broderick • David Brown • Mary Ann Brown • Wayne & Dolores Browning • Canterbury Consulting, Inc • Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation • Mary & John Carrington • Chapman University • David & Suzanne Chonette • The Citigroup Private Bank • Citizens Business Bank • City National Bank • Patty & Hubie Clark • Richard & Donna Cohn • Sophie & Larry Cripe • Mr. & Mrs. Gerald C. Crowther/Crowther-Prentiss Corporation • Mr. John Dalis • Sandra & John Daniels • Deloitte • Robert & Patti Deuster • Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management • The Dirk Family & Troy Group, Inc. • Gail & Ernie Doe • William J. & Elana Donovan • Brian & Diane Drake • Jim & Jane Driscoll • Paula Dunn • Edgerton Foundation • Edwards Lifesciences • Susan & Robert Ehrlich • Robert & LaDorna Eichenberg • Patricia W. Ellis • Paula Tomei & David Emmes • Employees Community Fund of Boeing • Emulex Corporation • Michael G. Ermer • Ernst & Young LLP • Geoffrey & Valerie Fearns • Arden Flamson • Paul, Daranne & Courtney Folino • Margaret Gates & Lawrence E. Gates, Sr.* • Elizabeth George Foundation • Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP • Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Gray • Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Hall • Marlene & Sam E. Hamontree • Elizabeth & John Hancock • Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust • Maralou & Jerry Harrington • Mr. & Mrs. Terry Hartshorn • Haskell & White LLP • Hearst Foundation • Gary & Debera Hendricks • Mickie & Bruce Hezlep • Larry & Dee Higby • Bob & Mimi Holcombe • Hunt & Janet Holladay • Patricia & Chester Houston • Linda & Robert A. Hovee • Dr. S.L. & Betty Eu Huang/Huang Family Foundation • Dr. & Mrs. Douglas W. Jackson • VerLyn & Diane Jensen • Olivia & A. Andrew Johnson • Yvonne & Damien Jordan • Michelle & Robert Kargenian • Joanne & Dennis Keith • Nancy & Kim Kelley • Mr. Kelly Kelly & Mrs. Kay Mortenson Kelly • Teri Kennady/Eric Hyman • Dorothy & Donald P. Kennedy • Kingston Technology • Roger T. Kirwan • Bill & Carolyn Klein • KOCE - TV Foundation • KPMG, LLP • Peter & Bonnie Kremer • Joann Leatherby & Dr. Greg Bates • Lockie & Clark Leonard • Jack & Isabelle Lindquist • Frank Lynch • Maggiano's Little Italy • Marché Moderne • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP • Diana Martin & Mark Tomaino • Matthew E. & Bernice L. Massengill • Mastro's Steakhouse • Nancy & Michael Meyer • Mikimoto • Denise Caciagli & Michael J. Moon • Sue & John Murphy • Pam & Jim Muzzy • Carl & Pat Neisser • Ms. Stacey Nicholas • Nordstrom • Gail & Peter Ochs • Mr. & Mrs. John D. O'Donnell • Orange County Community Foundation • Pacific Life Foundation • Robert E. Palmer • Mikimoto • Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Phelps • Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Plumleigh • Pinot Provence • John & Carolina Prichard • RCC, Inc. Developer of Leisure World • Bill & Barbara Roberts • Mark & Melody Robinson • Thomas B. Rogers & Sarah J. Anderson • Michelle Rohé • Mr. Thomas Safran • Danuta Schenke • Malcolm Schneer • Nola Schneer • Schweikert & Company • Melody & Hal Schultz • Mr. & Mrs. Henry T. Segerstrom • The Segerstrom Foundation • Mrs. Peggie Shedd • Heidi & Rick Sherman • Dr. Domenic & Blanca Signorelli • SingerLewak • Ron & Marilyn Sion • Alan & Olivia Slutzky • Mr. & Mrs. Ronald E. Soderling • South Coast Plaza • Peter & Connie Spenuzza • St. George & Carnegie • Nancy & Geoffrey Stack • John & Elizabeth Stahr • Laurie Smits Staude • Mr. & Mrs. Richard & Elizabeth Steele Fund • Sue & Ralph Stern • Stradling, Yocca, Carlson & Rauth • Tom & Marilyn Sutton • Target • Peter & Mary Tennyson • The Alcon Foundation, Inc. • The Nicholas Endowment • Thomas & Joyce Tucker • U.S. Bank • Mr. & Mrs. Jim M. Ulcickas • Union Bank of California • Socorro & Ernesto Vasquez • Mr. & Mrs. John Walker • Elaine J. Weinberg • Marci Maietta Weinberg & William Weinberg • Jean & Tim Weiss • Wells Fargo Private Client Services • Mr. & Mrs. Robert Whalen • Linda & Tod White • Judy & Wes Whitmore • Tom & Vina Williams Slattery • Mr. & Mrs. Frank L. Winnaman • Linda & Bob Yellin • Young's Market Company
Nancy Anderson and David Burnham in the world premiere musical Ordinary Days.
SCR Salutes Media Partners
Year in and year out, SCR brings to the stage fresh interpretations of the classics and premieres of new plays, creative endeavors that require a high level of collaboration. And off-stage the collaboration continues as SCR’s Media Partner program celebrates another successful year of joining with local print and broadcast media in promotional efforts that serve to support the work on stage.
The 2009-10 Segerstrom Stage Season Media Partner has been KOCE-TV.
“Like KOCE-TV public television, South Coast Repertory enriches life in our community by enlightening those who attend, entertaining those of all ages and educating the youngest of us to the oldest. That’s why SCR is such an important community partner of ours,” said Jamie MacDonald, KOCE-TV’s Executive Director of Advancement.
Putting It Together • KOCE-TV, Coast Magazine, 89.3 KPCC
The Happy Ones • OC Metro
Saturn Returns • KOCE-TV, OC Business Journal
A Christmas Carol • KOCE-TV and The Orange County Register
Fences • KOCE-TV, Orange Coast Magazine and KCRW 89.9
In a Garden • 89.3 KPCC
The Language Archive • KOCE-TV, Riviera Magazine
Doctor Cerberus • KCRW 89.9
Crimes of the Heart • KOCE-TV
NewSCRipts Reading Series • Orange Coast Magazine
Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF) • Coast magazine
SCR’s Theatre for Young Audiences • OC Family Magazine
Young Conservatory • Coast Kids
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