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WHO'S WHO IN THE CAST

wrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. In 1985 President Reagan appointed him as the first representative from nonprofit professional theatre on the National Council for the Arts. For television, he has directed "You Are There," Segment Six of "Roots: The Next Generation," "Bill Moyers' Journal" and American Playhouse's "Medal of Honor Rag."

JAMES D. SANDEFUR (Set Designer).
Theatre: Fences, Wole Soyinka's A Play of Giants, and The Sweet Life, costumes (premieres, Yale Repertory Theatre); Citizen Thomas Paine, scenery and costumes (premiere, Williamstown Theatre Festival); and scenery for recent Philadelphia Company/Kennedy Center co-production of the same play. Other design credits include, And a Nightingale Sang ...(Actors Theatre of Louisville); Golden Boy (St. Louis Rep.); The Empty Room and Other Short Plays by Shel Silverstein (East Coast Arts at Wildcliff); Lady with a view (Puerto Rican Travelling Theatre); Fences (Goodman Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre Productions).

CANDICE DONNELLY (Costume Designer). Theatre includes: Maderati (Playwrights Horizons); Skin of Our Teeth (Classic Stage Company); The Return of Pinocchio and Ondine (Double Image Theatre); Rich Relations (The Second Stage); Happy Days (Goodman Theatre); the premiere of Fences at Yale Repertory Theatre, which she also designed at the Goodman Theatre and Seattle Repertory. She is currently working on Little Murders at Second Stage. 

DANIANNE MIZZY (Lighting Designer) designed the premiere of Fences at Yale Repertory Theater, which she also lit at the Goodman, Seattle Repertory Theatre and Curran Theatre in San Francisco. She served as resident lighting designer at the Aspen Music Festival, where her work included The Magic Flute and A Midsummer Night's Dream. This spring she will be touring with the David Gordon/Pick Up Co. 

CAROLE SHORENSTEIN HAYS (Producer) operates the Curran, Golden Gate and Orpheum Theatres in San Francisco. Mrs. Hayes makes her solo producing debut with Fences. She is married to Jeffrey P. Hays, M.D.

BENJAMIN MORDECAI (Managing Director, Yale Repertory Theatre) has managed Yale's involvement with Fences from its world premiere in New Haven to New York. He also coordinated the transfers of YRT productions of Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Blood Knot to Broadway and Faulkner's Bicycle to Off-Broadway. Prior to Yale, Mr. Mordecai was a co-founder, and for 11 years the Producing Director, of the Indiana Repertory Theatre. He is a member of the Executive and Negotiating Committees of the League of Resident Theatres. Mr. Mordecai is also co-chairman of Yale's M.F.A. program in theatre administration. 

PRODUCTION HISTORY OF FENCES. 
Fences is truly a product of the not-for-profit theatre in America. The play was originally presented in the summer of 1983 as a staged reading at the National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn. The play's world premiere production opened at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, Conn., on April 30, 1985. The Yale Rep production was subsequently presented at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and, with a different cast, at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Fences was also produced at the GeVa Theatre in Rochester, New York, where it opened February 18, 1986

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