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Sun & Sea

By Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė

Season sponsor:
Leadership support for Sun & Sea provided by Compass

Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Toby Devan Lewis

BAM is a U.S. Small Business Administration Shuttered Venue Operators Grant recipient

Leadership support for theater at BAM provided by The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.; The SHS Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

DATES: Sep 15—18, 22—25 at 6—11pm; Sep 19, 26 at 12—5pm
LOCATION: BAM Fisher (Fishman Space)
RUN TIME: 1hr Loops Every Hour
TOTAL RUN TIME: 5hrs




Concept and development by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė


Direction and set design by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė

Libretto by Vaiva Grainytė

Music and musical direction by Lina Lapelytė

Curated by Lucia Pietroiusti



Originally produced by Neon Realism.
Producer: Aušra Simanavičiūtė
Associate Producer and Stage Manager: Erika Urbelevič
Technical Director: Lique van Gerven
Sound Engineer: Romuald Chaloin Galiauskas
Graphic Design: Goda Budvytytė
Libretto Translator (Lithuanian-English): Rimas Uzgiris

Co-Commissioned by the Momentary, Bentonville (AR), Goethe-Institut; Münchner Kammerspiele; National Gallery of Art, Vilnius; Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts; Staatsschauspiel Dresden; Hosting venue: Akademie Schloss Solitude

Commissioned for the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2019 by Rasa Antanavičiūtė

Additional funding by Lithuanian Council for Culture; Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania; Laurenz Foundation, Basel; Vilnius City Municipality

Sponsored by JCDecaux

BAM DEBUT
Welcome to BAM!
We are excited you have joined us for our incredible fall offerings, which span theater, music, opera, literary events, visual art exhibitions, community gatherings for adults and families, dynamic virtual programming, and more.

Everyone at BAM was honored to be able to contribute to the cultural landscape over the last 18 months, and we will continue to create new art and community experiences as part of New York City’s revival. We are grateful to everyone who worked tirelessly to make this season possible, from our endlessly creative artists and staff, to our elected officials and civic representatives, to our committed audiences, and to all of the frontline workers who kept (and keep) the city running, despite countless challenges.

You—our amazing audience and community—make all of this possible. Your steadfast support inspires us daily. As we forge a path forward through these unprecedented times, we are honored to reflect, evolve, adapt, and flourish together with you.

Thank you for making BAM a part of your life and we cannot wait to see you again soon!

Sincerely,
Nora Ann Wallace, BAM Board Chair
William I. Campbell, Natalia Chefer, and Tim Sebunya, BAM Board Vice Chairs
Jennifer Anglade, Coco Killingsworth, and Elizabeth Moreau, BAM Co-Interim Presidents
Welcome from the Artistic Director
Hello!

With our doors wide open once again, BAM’s fall season brings some of the most singular artists on the planet to New York, inviting us to rediscover the extraordinary transformations that can take place inside a theater. I am elated to share these incredible performances with you.

After experiencing the stunning Golden Lion-winning Sun & Sea at the 2019 Venice Biennale, I knew our audiences had to see this beautiful piece. The awe-inspiring creative team has created a once-in-a-lifetime performance with their incredible staging, powerful themes, captivating performances, and enchanting music. Next month we welcome Japanese sound artist ASUNA who brings guests along on a mesmerizing, yet playful sonic journey with his acclaimed 100 Keyboards. And we are thrilled to present By Heart, the thought-provoking work of visionary Portuguese artist Tiago Rodrigues, newly appointed director of the Avignon Festival, that illuminates the places forbidden texts have found in our minds and hearts throughout history.

What we have waited for most is your arrival. The shared experience of live performance is unlike anything else in the world, and each of these pieces strike a resonant chord of what performance can be when communities come together.

Thank you for joining us as these international artists unleash their imagination, and as we look ahead to a full year of adventurous art across our stages and cinemas.

Whether you’ve come to reflect, reunite, or rejoice...we’re so happy to see you.

Welcome, settle in, and enjoy,
David Binder
BAM Artistic Director
About Sun & Sea
Imagine a beach—you within it, or better: watching from above—the burning sun, sunscreen, bright bathing suits, sweaty palms and legs. Tired limbs sprawled lazily across a mosaic of towels. Imagine the occasional squeal of children, laughter, the sound of an ice cream truck in the distance. The musical rhythm of waves on the surf, a soothing sound (on this particular beach, not elsewhere). The crinkling of plastic bags whirling in the air. Their silent floating, jellyfish-like, below the waterline. The rumble of a volcano, or of an airplane, or a speedboat. Then a chorus of songs: everyday songs, songs of worry and of boredom, songs of almost nothing.

And below them: the slow creaking of an exhausted Earth: a gasp.

– Lucia Pietroiusti
Who's Who
ARTISTS
Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė (b. 1983, based in Lithuania) works as a filmmaker, theater director, and visual artist. In her creative practice, Barzdžiukaitė explores the gap between objective and imagined realities, while challenging an anthropocentric way of thinking in a playful way. Her recent full-length documentary film-essay Acid Forest received awards at the Locarno International Film Festival among other festivals and was shown at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Lincoln Center in NYC, American Film Institute festival in LA, and at many other events and venues for cinema and contemporary art. Sun & Sea is her latest collaboration in the medium of performance.
Vaiva Grainytė‘s (b. 1984, based in Lithuania and Canada) text-based practice shifts between genres, interdisciplinary theatre works, and publications. As a writer, playwright, and poet she is a pro-active and observant anthropologist: challenged by Grainyte's poetic interpretation, mundane social issues take on a paradoxical and freshly observed nature. Her book of essays Beijing Diaries (2012) and the poetry collection Gorilla’s Archives (2019) were nominated for Book of the Year awards and included in the top twelve listings of the most creative books in Lithuania. Her oeuvre has been translated into over ten languages. Her upcoming, bilingual, cross-genre novel, Roses and Potatoes (2022), deconstructs the contemporary enforcement of happiness.
Lina Lapelytė's (b.1984, works in Vilnius and London) performance-based practice is rooted in music and flirts with pop culture, gender stereotypes, and nostalgia. Her works often engage trained and untrained performers in an act of singing through a wide range of genres such as mainstream music and opera. The singing takes the form of a collective and affective event that questions vulnerability and silencing. Her recent and upcoming shows include Cartier Foundation, Paris; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; RIBOCA2—Riga biennale; Tai Kwun, Hong Kong; Glasgow International; Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels; Kaunas Biennale, Lithuania; and Pompeii Commitment and Castello di Rivoli, Italy.
Sun & Sea (Marina) is the second collaboration for the three artists. Their contemporary opera, Have a Good Day! premiered in 2013 and is touring worldwide. Have a Good Day! won six international awards in Europe. It has been performed in more than 20 festivals and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and the Lithuanian National Radio. In 2018 at the Golden Cross awards in Lithuania the artists were awarded the Borisas Dauguvietis prize for their innovative and original ideas. In their collaborative practice, the artists pay special attention to the relationship between documentary and fiction, reality and poetry as well as the overlap of theater, music, and the
visual arts.

Sun & Sea was developed in collaboration with Akademie Schloss Solitude, Münchner Kammerspiele and Staatsschauspiel Dresden.
CURATOR
Lucia Pietroiusti (b. 1985, based in London) is a curator working at the intersection of art, ecology and systems, mostly outside of the gallery format. She is currently strategic consultant for ecology at Serpentine, London, where she founded the General Ecology project, which she is currently setting up as an independent organization. Current projects include the 2022 Biennale Gherdeïna (with Filipa Ramos); POWER NIGHTS: Being Mothers at E-Werk Luckenwalde (2021—22); The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish, with Filipa Ramos (2018–ongoing); Serpentine Podcast, and Back to Earth- Serpentine’s 50th anniversary program, dedicated to the environment (2020—22). Recent publications include More-than-Human (with Andrés Jaque and Marina Otero Verzier).
PERFORMERS
Singing performers:
Evaldas Alekna, Aliona Alymova, Patrick Andrews, Marco Cisco, Auksė Dovydėnaitė, Saulė Dovydėnaitė, Claudia Graziadei, Artūras Miknaitis, Vytautas Pastarnokas, Eglė Paškevičienė, Lucas Lopes Pereira, Salomėja Petronytė, Kalliopi Petrou, Ieva Skorubskaitė, Svetlana Statkevičienė, and Nabila Dandara Vieira Santos.

Other performers:
Kasia Felice Barry, Raminta Barzdžiukienė, Natasha Calixte, Debbie Friedman, Cheryl George, Johnathan Gibbs, Gabriella Gil, Sonia Ganess, Alayah L. Glenn, Will Hantz, Haig Hovnanian, Dante Hussein, Bronwyn Karle, Dovydas Korba, Vincentas Korba, Elsa Mota, Nicolás Noreña, Azure D. Osborne-Lee, Jeronimas Petraitis, Juozas Petraitis, Pranas Petraitis, Mantas Petraitis, Haisu Qu, Phillip Rucker, Veronica Ryzio, Amanda Santiago, Timothy Scott, Jonas Statkevičius, Sajel Stewart-Verna, Zazel Taye, Kenneth Laboy Vazquez, Julian Wanderer, Derek Weng, Allen J. Zerkin, Ellen Einhorn Zerkin, Lu Zhang, and Zoe Ziegfeld

Dogs:
Beans and Grimaldi

Live Soundtrack:
Salomėja Petronytė

Libretto
SUN & SEA (Marina) Libretto
Vaiva Grainytė, translated from Lithuanian by Rimas Užgiris
1.
SUNSCREEN BOSSA NOVA

I.
Hand it here, I need to rub my legs...
‘Cause later they’ll peel and crack, And chap.

Hand it I will rub you...
Otherwise, you’ll be red as a lobster...

Hand it I will rub you...

2.
YOUNG MAN FROM THE VOLCANO COUPLE

I.
I flew to a Portuguese corrida –
A short trip, just for fun.
But then the pilot had to land the plane
in London:
So I called up my friends
And stayed over for a couple of days. And from that day on,
Linda and I never been apart.

Not a single climatologist predicted a scenario like this.
Maybe someone had a feeling – perhaps the bull?...

...perhaps the bull?...

3.
VACATIONERS’ CHORUS

I.
TODAY THEY HAVE RAISED
THE RED AND YELLOW FLAG UP HIGH:
THE WHIRLPOOLS OF THE SEA, DROP-OFFS,
RIP-TIDES,
UNDERTOWS.
YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED
TO WADE IN
DEEPER THAN YOUR KNEES!

4.
SIREN’S ARIA

I.
The man I once married,
My ex, he drowned in South-East Asia. He was the best of swimmers,
On vacation with his girlfriend.
To this very day, no one can understand
how it could happen to him:
Some say he was swimming out too far
beyond the shore,
And the deep waters took him in. Others, knowing him better,
Claim he had suffered a cramp due to
a magnesium deficiency...

5.
VACATIONERS’ CHORUS

II.
YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO
STAY ON SHORE,
YOU SHOULD NOT LEAVE YOUR
CHILDREN UNOBSERVED!
JUST BUILD CASTLES IN THE SAND, WALK THE BEACH COLLECTING
STONES, SHELLS, AMBER, AND BABY TEETH!...

6.
WEALTHY MOMMY’S SONG

I.
My boy is eight and a half
And he has been swimming in The Black,
The Yellow,
The White,
The Red,
The Mediterranean,
Aegean seas...
He has already visited two of the world’s
great oceans,
And we’ll visit the remaining ones this
year!

Two weeks ago, my husband took me
diving in Australia.
Two photographers swam after us –
included in the price!
Our little one stayed on shore together
with our nanny...

We explored the coral forests,
We climbed through their branches,
It certainly tired us, such density!...

What a relief that the Great Barrier Reef
has a restaurant and hotel!
We sat down to sip our piña coladas –

included in the price!
They taste better under the water,
Simply a paradise!

7.
CHANSON OF ADMIRATION

I.
What a sky, just look, so clear!
Not a single cloud...
What is there? – seagulls or terns?
I can never tell...

O la vida
La vida...

8.
SONG OF EXHAUSTION.
WORKAHOLIC’S SONG

I.
I really don’t feel that I can let myself
slow down,
Because my colleagues will look down
on me.
They’ll say I have no strength of will.
And I’ll become a loser in my own eyes.

Exhaustion, exhaustion, exhaustion,
exhaustion...
Exhaustion, exhaustion, exhaustion,
exhaustion...

Exhaustion –
I like to say it as a joke –
It’s like a mammoth,
A nonexistent creature, gone extinct.
Encyclopedias have it,
But in life – a thing you’ll never meet.

9.
CHANSON OF TOO MUCH SUN

II.
My eyelids are heavy,
My head is dizzy,
Light and empty body,
There’s no water left in the bottle.

MY EYELIDS ARE HEAVY,
MY HEAD IS DIZZY,
LIGHT AND EMPTY BODY, THERE’S NO WATER LEFT IN THE
BOTTLE.

10.
DREAM

I’m a guest at the house of the author of
this book.
It’s pleasant and comfy atmosphere, I feel
like laughing.
But all of a sudden, the host starts
massaging his temples,
Closing his eyes,
He says: I don’t feel too well, it’s back
again, it’s time!
Time for what? – I ask him, feeling
concerned.

And then he explains it all to me:
I HAVE IN MY HEAD A TUMOR
THE SIZE OF AN EGG,
IT GIVES ME PAINS THAT I CAN
HARDLY BEAR!
I NEED TO EAT A HANDFUL OF
SHRIMP,
AND ONLY THEN DOES THE
SUFFERING END.
I HAVE TO GET SOME SHRIMP,
QUICKLY,
TAKE ME TO A RESTAURANT,
UP THERE, ON THE HILL, INSIDE
THE CASTLE...

He starts to panic,
I say: OK.
Only Wait, I say, I don’t know how to drive.
And wait, I say again, now getting angry: How can you eat shrimp when you are the
ambassador of eating raw?
You are the spokesman for uncooked,
vegetarian food,
How can you be such an impudent liar?
You fraud!

I start to hit him with my fists, and wake
up soaking in sweat –
I’ve never had a stranger dream!

11.
PHILOSOPHER’S COMMENTARY

I.
Is it not a comical even grotesque situation:
Ancient Persia, China, India –
Some of the oldest civilizations in the
world.
A thousand years went by and we are
Lying here on the beach,
Snacking on super sweet dates imported
from Iran,
Playing a game of chess invented by
Indian Brahmins,
Wearing swimming suits made in the
factories of China –
Is this not a parody of the Silk Road?

12.
SONG OF COMPLAINT

I.
What’s wrong with people – they come
here with their dogs,
Who leave shit on the beach, fleas on
the sand!

I come home from the shore, covered with
bites, and my skin itching like mad.
What’s wrong with people – they drink
beer in the heat of the day!
They spill it and it seeps into the sand,
Then it smells like a slum-hole!

Which then plays a nice duet with bites of sandwich left behind –
It feels like lying all day by a homeless man!

Recently, I stretched my blanket out – right on the old remains of smoked fish –
It was all rotten skin and bones!
I could smell the stench as I lay down.
Turning on my stomach, a foreign body –
A champagne cork – poking my ribs!
What’s wrong with people – is it so hard
to walk to a trash bin, or what?

What’s wrong with people – they come
here with their dogs,
Who leave shit on the beach, fleas on the sand!...

13.
SOLO: The colors of the sea and sky have changed.

CHORUS: THIS SEASON THE SEA IS
AS GREEN AS THE FOREST X3

14.
SIREN’S ARIA

II.
The great-great-great-grandmother of fish
Passed on to her descendants the secrets
of gill control:
Every animal kingdom has its special
privileges,
Everything is wisely planned out, but
humankind –
Well, you don’t have to look far – my
aforementioned husband, my ex –
Was so inclined to rash behavior.
This mammal with limited lung power,
Still tries so hard to go into the sea,
To dive down deep:
He wants to conquer and control what is
not his to own...

Acidy waves, Ivory foam,
Rocking the boats full of canned goods,
tourists, fruits, and weapons.

Airplanes in the sky,
Ships sailing the sea.

ACIDY WAVES,
IVORY FOAM –
AIRPLANES IN THE SKY,
SHIPS SAILING THE SEA...

15.
THE COUPLE’S DISTANCE SONG

–So what time in the morning is your
flight?
–It’s quarter past seven!

–So you need to be there before five...
–I am already getting sad...

–In the morning, I’ll make an omelet...
Then we’ll see each other in a week...
–But that week seems so long...

–We should remember to get some gas!
–Can you rub my shoulders? They’re
burning.

16.
WEALTHY MOMMY’S SONG

II.
...we said we’d celebrate our son’s birthday
there in a year and a half!
What an amazing sight!
Those coral horns, that bleached, pallid
whiteness...
You have to see it, words cannot describe it!

...our baby boy will be ten in a year and
a half!
I want him to see the Great Barrier Reef with his own eyes!

My boy is eight and a half
And he’s already been swimming in
The Black,
The Yellow,
The White,
The Red,
The Mediterranean,
Aegean seas...
He has already visited two of the world’s
great oceans,
And we’ll visit the remaining ones this year!

17.
PHILOSOPHER’S COMMENTARY

II.
The banana comes into being, ripens
somewhere in South America,
And then it ends up on the other side of
the planet,
So far away from home.
It only existed to satisfy our hunger in
one bite,
To give us a feeling of bliss.

Serotonin from Ecuador – in our
northern flatland,
For any time of day or time of year...

18.
SONG OF COMPLAINT

II.
...ever since my childhood, smoked fish
carries unpleasant associations:
My grandmother used to make me
eat smoked fish with mayonnaise for
breakfast –
Everyday, the same.
A strange bird, now passed away.

Our farmhouse is full of grandmother’s
things, we didn’t want them anymore at home:
We’re going out there next weekend,
I’ll carry out all the coats, and furs, and
books into the sun.
Only that sun...
One doesn’t know what to expect...
Even snow in summer wouldn’t surprise me!
Everything is out of joint:
The beginning of May brought frost and
snow
And winter gives us buds and mushrooms...

You see, we had Christmas at our
farmhouse,
But this year, there was no frost, no snow,
it felt like it could be Easter!

Unusual, very unusual, it made for a
very strange mood:
In the morning, I rose before everyone else
And I went into the woods –
There was refreshing green moss,
Just like in springtime!
And as I walked the path, there beyond the well,
I found three chanterelles!
The end of December, how come?

As granny liked to say: The end of the
world!

19.
CHANSON OF ADMIRATION

III.
Rose-colored dresses flutter:
Jellyfish dance along in pairs –
With emerald-colored bags,
Bottles and red bottle-caps.

O the sea never had so much color!

20.
SONG OF EXHAUSTION.
WORKOHOLIC’S SONG

II.
I finally learned to stay calm,
Not to take my state of mind home.
And at work there are unwritten rules,
we could call them etiquette:
Don’t complain when things get difficult,
When you are lacking sleep,
When you are under the weather.
Even if you run out of gas – just keep
smiling...

But suppressed emotions, I noticed, don’t
disappear so easily,
They get knotted up in your psyche: Suppressed negativity finds a way out
unexpectedly,
Like lava.
LIKE LAVA, LIKE LAVA, LIKE LAVA, LIKE LAVA...
I feel so bad when I can’t control myself,
And I lose my cool in public.
Then I feel sorry for myself, guilty,
I feel ashamed...
LIKE LAVA, LIKE LAVA, LIKE LAVA, LIKE LAVA...
EXHAUSTION, EXHAUSTION,
EXHAUSTION, EXHAUSTION,
IT’S LIKE A MAMMOTH –
A NON-EXISTENT CREATURE
GONE EXTINCT:
ENCYCLOPEDIAS, THE ANNALS OF
HISTORY– HAVE IT,
BUT IN LIFE – A THING YOU’LL
NEVER MEET
YOU’LL NEVER MEET
YOU’LL NEVER MEET...

VACATION IS WHAT KILLED THE
MAMMOTH –
OFFICIALLY, THE CREATURE DOES
NOT EXIST, BUT ACTUALLY,
IT’S A SPECIES THAT BREEDS AT
THE HIGHEST RATE.

AFTER VACATION,
YOUR HAIR SHINES,
YOUR EYES GLITTER,
EVERYTHING IS FINE.

After vacation,
Your hair shines,
Your eyes glitter,
Everything is fine.

21.
VOLCANO STORY

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PLANNING
ALL YEAR LONG THEIR TEN DAYS
OF THEIR VACATION,
WHICH THEY ONLY TAKE ONCE
EVERY YEAR.
NOW SITTING ALL SWEATY IN THE
AIRPORT WAITING ROOM –
GOLDEN HOT SAND EXISTS ONLY
IN THE BROCHURE.

THE VOLCANO ERUPTED
UNEXPECTEDLY,
CONTRARY TO ALL THE
DIAGRAMS AND TIMETABLES –
NOT A SINGLE CLIMATOLOGIST
PREDICTED A SCENARIO LIKE THIS.

BEFORE IT REACHED THE AIRPORT,
THE AIRPLANE WAS CAUGHT UP
IN THE BLACK CLOUD.
WHEN ASHES ARE DRAWN INTO
THE HOT ENGINE,
THEY BECOME GLASS:
ASHES, AEROPLANES,
ASHES, AEROPLANES,
ASHES, AEROPLANES...

YOUNG MAN FROM
THE VOLCANO COUPLE

II.
I stayed over for a couple of days,
Until the panic and the ashes diminished.
Until airport paralysis came to an end.
My friend here introduced me to his sister:
– We are together!...
– We are together!...

22.
3D SISTERS’ SONG

– I cried so much when I learned that
corals will be gone.
And together with the Great Barrier Reef
the fish would go extinct –
From sharks to the smallest fry.
– I cried so much when I learned bees
are massively falling from the sky,
And with them all the world’s plant life
will die.
– I cried so much when I understood
that I am mortal,
That my body will one day get old and
wither.
And I won’t see, or feel, or smell ever
again...

– My mother left a 3D printer turned on.
And the machine began to print me out.

When my body dies, I will remain,
In an empty planet without birds, animals
and corals.
Yet with the press of a single button,
I will remake this world again:
– 3D corals never fade away!
– 3D animals never lose their horns! – 3D food doesn’t have a price!
– 3D me lives forever!

I will print you out, mother,
When I need you,
My sister too, I will print you out,
When I miss you dearly.
All of us together will print out some
meat,
And shrimp as well,
When we want something savory to eat.
And we will print out the bees,
So that at least some sweetness is left.

3D CORALS NEVER FADE AWAY!
3D ANIMALS NEVER LOSE THEIR
HORNS!
3D FOOD DOESN’T HAVE A PRICE!
3D ME LIVES FOREVER!

23.
SUNSCREEN BOSSA NOVA

II.
Will you cover my back with it, please?...
I bought us some new sunscreen...
What does it say?...
...let’s read it...
It should be good enough...
Hand me my glasses...
Look in the other bag there...

Protection for hypersensitive skin...
Schutz für überempfindliche Haut...

Защита сверхчувствительной кожи...

Protezione per la pelle ipersensibile...


24.
VACATIONERS’ CHORUS


III.
THIS YEAR THE SEA IS AS GREEN
AS A FOREST:
EUTROPHICATION!
BOTANICAL GARDENS ARE
FLOURISHING IN THE SEA –
THE WATER BLOOMS.
OUR BODIES ARE COVERED WITH
A SLIPPERY GREEN FLEECE,
OUR SWIMSUITS ARE FILLING UP
WITH ALGAE,
EMPTY SNAIL HOMES, SWOLLEN
SEAWEED, FISH REMAINS,
AND ALL KINDS OF SHELLS...



SUN & SEA
An opera-performance by
Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė, Lina Lapelytė

Texts: Vaiva Grainytė, translated from Lithuanian by Rimas Užgiris

Music and musical direction: Lina Lapelytė

Direction and scenography: Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė
Thank You to Our Supporters
Fall 2021 Season Supporters
Season sponsor:
Leadership support for BAM Access Programs provided by the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.
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Major support for female creators in the Fall 2021 Season provided by the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation

Major support for Sun & Sea provided by the Arthur F. & Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation

Leadership support for theater at BAM provided by The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.; The SHS Foundation; and The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

Leadership support for dance at BAM provided by The SHS Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Leadership support for BAM Visual Art provided by Toby Devan Lewis

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$5,000,000 and above
The City of New York
The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
U.S. Small Business Administration - Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program


$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Ford Foundation
Diane & Adam E. Max (in memoriam)
The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust

$500,000 to $999,999
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Howard Gilman Foundation
Jerome L. Greene Foundation
The New York City Council—Brooklyn Delegation
The New York City Council—Laurie A. Cumbo
The New York City Council—Speaker Corey Johnson
New York City Economic Development Corporation
The SHS Foundation
Estate of Ronald P. Stanton
The Thompson Family Foundation
Anonymous

$250,000 to $499,000
William I. Campbell & Christine Wächter-Campbell
Aashish & Dinyar Devitre
Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust
The Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation
Toby Devan Lewis
Onassis Cultural Center NY
The Fan Fox & Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.
The Shubert Foundation, Inc.

$100,000 to $249,999
Booth Ferris Foundation
Charina Endowment Fund
Cowen Inc.
Cheryl & Joe Della Rosa
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Roberta Garza & Roberto Mendoza
The Harkness Foundation for Dance
Anne Hubbard & Harvey Schwartz
Alex Katz Foundation
Robin & Edgar Lampert
Leon Levy Foundation
James I. McLaren & Lawton W. Fitt
New York State Council on the Arts
Jonathan F.P. & Diana Calthorpe Rose
Santander
The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund
Starry Night Fund
Axel Stawski & Galia Meiri Stawski
Tiger Baron Foundation
John L. & Eva Usdan
Nora Ann Wallace & Jack Nusbaum (in memoriam)
Anonymous

$50,000 to $99,999
Arthur F. & Alice E. Adams Charitable Foundation
Jody & John Arnhold
Jonathan & Jessika Auerbach
Andrea Bozzo & John Martinez
Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation
Con Edison
Constans Culver Foundation
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Mark Diker & Deborah Colson
Epstein Teicher Philanthropies
Thérèse M. Esperdy & Robert G. Neborak
The FAR Fund
Steven & Susan Felsher
Judith R. & Alan H. Fishman
Gotham Organization, Inc.
Agnes Gund
Stephanie & Timothy Ingrassia
The Emily Davie & Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation
The Lepercq Charitable Foundation
Scott C. McDonald
The Ambrose Monell Foundation
Barbara & Richard Moore
Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, Inc.
National Endowment for the Arts
The Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Sheila A. Cain & Bart Sheehan
Jennifer Small & Adam Wolfensohn
Edward & Virginia Spilka
Brian Stafford & Céline Dufétel
Doug C. Steiner
Joseph A. Stern
Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation
Robert L. Turner
John & Barbara Vogelstein
Anonymous (2)

$25,000 to $49,999
American Express
Anne H. Bass Foundation
Tony Bechara
Citi
Elizabeth De Cuevas
Robert & Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Carol & Roger Einiger
The Francena T. Harrison Foundation Trust
Barbara Haws & William Josephson
Ann Tenenbaum & Thomas Lee
David & Susan Marcinek
National Grid
MetLife Foundation
Laura Taft and the Paulsen Family Foundation
Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater
Gabriel & Lindsay Pizzi
Marcel Przymusinski
Frances A. Resheske
William D. & Susan Kahan Rifkin
May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.
Bette & Richard Saltzman
Anna Kuzmik Sampas & George Sampas
The Scherman Foundation, Inc.
Tim & Julie Sebunya
Sidley Austin LLP
Ellen & Sam Sporn
Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
Joseph LeRoy & Ann C. Warner Fund
Anonymous (2)

$10,000 to $24,999
Ameriprise Financial
Allan Arffa & Kay Matschullat
David Ashen
Anne-Victoire Auriault
The Bay and Paul Foundations
The Howard Bayne Fund
Paula & Earl Black
Nick Boris
Mr. & Mrs. Tony Bowe
Barbara & Christopher Brody
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Brooklyn Borough President—Eric L. Adams
Michael Carr
Constance Christensen
Emme & Jonathan Deland and Phyllis Levin
Elizabeth & Matthew Denys
Joseph & Diana DiMenna
Ingrid Ellen
Estate Of Joseph Merz
Fred Eychaner
Melina Fisher
Fribourg Family Foundation
MaryAnne Gilmartin
David & Elaine Gould
Pamela Grace
The Marc Haas Foundation, Inc.
Mr. & Mrs. Burton K. Haimes
Cheryl Henson & Ed Finn
Wendy vanden Heuvel
The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund
Alan Jones & Ashley Garrett
Susan Kane
Miriam Katowitz
Gene & Terry Kaufman
Alexander E. Kipka & Katherine Nintzel
Joan Kreiss
Eileen M. Lach
The Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation
John Lipsky
Gary Lynch & Kate Hall
M&T Bank
Constance & H. Roemer McPhee
Edward S. Moore Foundation
Morgan Stanley
John Morning
Darnell-Moser Charitable Fund
Sanford Nager & Monique Allain
National Philanthropic Trust
Laura Naylor
Peck Stacpoole Foundation
Patty Dugan Perlmuth in memory of Bill Perlmuth
Pfizer Inc.
The Quebec Government Office in New York
Katharine Rayner
Richenthal Foundation
Dr. Thomas W. Roush
Jonathan Rozoff
Samuel & Karen Seymour
Evelyn Sharp Foundation
Amy Sherman-Palladino
Susan & Larry Sills
In Memory of Robert Sklar
The Bernard and Anne Spitzer Charitable Trust
Sarah Stasny
William & Anne M. Tatlock
Carol Tolan
Jane & Robert Toll
Shefali Trivedi & Daniel Slotwiner
Teresa Tsai
Leigh & Robin Walters
Emma Walton & Jesse Shapell
The Wasily Family Foundation, Inc.
The Levy-Westhead Family
White & Case LLP
James Wilentz & Robin Maxwell
The Winston Foundation, Inc.
Carol Yorke & Gerard Conn
Pia & Jimmy Zankel
Anonymous (6)

$5,000 to $9,999
Jad Abumrad & Karla Murthy
Theresa Galvin & Mark Almeida
James B. Anderson & Dror Katzir
Peter Balis & Brian Goldston
Nathaniel Beck & Karen Hackett
Alan L. Beller
Catrina Bentley & Carey R. Ramos
Barbara Berliner & Sol Rymer
Elaine S. Bernstein
Annie & Jim Bodnar
Sandra Brinkert
Jesse Burros & Jill Weiskopf
Canadian Consulate General in New York City
Marvin Charles
Beverly & Herbert Chase
Neil & Kathleen Chrisman
Sherene Clayton
The Cowles Charitable Trust
Allison Cromwell & Craig Falls
Joan K. Davidson (The J.M. Kaplan Fund)
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.
Violet & Christopher Eagan
Henry & Kathy Elsesser
Carla Emil & Rich Silverstein
Wendy Fisher & Linda Mirels
Mr. & Mrs. Austin T. Fragomen, Jr.
Laurie Garrett
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Nomi Ghez Foundation
David & Susie Gilbert
John N. & Gillett A. Gilbert
Parisa Golestaneh
Elaine Golin
The Grodzins Fund
Henry B. & Karoly S. Gutman
Sonia & John Hamstra
Scott & Ellen Hand
Anna & Raja Harb
Scott & Victoria Irwin
Mark Jackson & Karen Hagberg
Penny Jackson & Thomas Campbell Jackson
Michael Kaye & Andrea Loukin
Will & Prattana Kennedy
Helen Kim-Bordes
Christoph & Flora Kimmich
David L. Klein, Jr. Foundation
Kenneth & Susan Kramer
Solange Landau
Jonathan E. Lehman
Garrick Leonard & Leslie Feder
Carol & Joel Levy
Marion Leydier
Andrea Lipsky-Karasz
Cary & Jan Lochtenberg
Virginia Lovejoy
Mr. Reed Lowenstein & Dr. Melanie Hanan
Anne Mackinnon
Rebecca McBride & Ariella Ben-Dov
Joyce F. Menschel
Richard & Ronay Menschel
Claudine & Aeric Meredith-Goujon
Josh & Valerie Miller
Louis Mintz & Beverly Crilly
Sam Moyer & Edward Martinez
Elyse & Michael Newhouse
Max Nicholas
Carla & Ryan Norris
Novack Family Foundation
Adam H. Offenhartz
The O'Grady Foundation
Diana & Gene Pinover
Maisie Rubinstein
Thomas & Georgina Russo
S&P Global
Sarah I. Schieffelin Residuary Trust
Chelsea & Morwin Schmookler
Lynn C. Schneider
Amy W. Schulman & David E. Nachman
Vivien & Michael Shelanski
Mike & Janet Slosberg
Brian Snyder
Michael Sonnenfeldt & Katja Goldman
Melissa Schiff Soros
Tom & Wendy Stephenson
Michael & Marjorie Stern
Thomas & Denise Stern
Stop & Stor Charitable Fund
The Dorothy Strelsin Foundation
Gerrit Thurston
Vanetta Vancak
Patricia Voight & Rachel Wolff
Iva Vukina
Earl D. Weiner
Nathaniel White
Francis H. Williams
Carolyn T. Ellis & H. Lake Wise
Johanna L. Wolfe
Dan Wonderly & Jenn Holmes
Jacqueline Woodson & Juliet Widoff
Richard C. Yancey
Cynthia Young & George Eberstadt
Nancy Young
Anonymous

$2,500 to $4,999
Jacqueline & Joseph Aguanno
Milton & Sally Avery Arts Foundation
Jayne H. Baum
Jill & Sheldon Bonovitz
Brinkert Brown
Ranny Cooper & David Smith
The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Inc.
Megan P. Davis
Sabina Daley Deaton & Adam Deaton
Joan Salwen Fields
Susan & Michael Furman
Gregory Gilmartin
Justin Haythe
The William Talbott Hillman Foundation
Elizabeth Holtzman
Sophie Hughes
Douglas Jaffe & Kristin Heavey
Tara Kelleher & Roy Zuckerberg
Heni Koenigsberg & Marc Plonskier
Alan & Susan Kolod
Bill Kramer & Peter Cipkowski
Rob Krulak
The Krumholz Foundation
Miodrag Kukrika
Emma Lindsay
Lithuanian Foundation, Inc.
Brian & Florence Mahony
Anne Maltz
Asha & DV Nayak
NYC Department of Youth and Community Development
Dr. & Mrs. Rudolph Palmer
Pamela & Edward Pantzer
Lee Parks
Elaine J. Pommells
Michael Pride
Elizabeth L. Schneider
Dr. Michael Schober
Susan Snodgrass
Joan & Laurence Sorkin
Josephine & Philip Teverow
Trust for Mutual Understanding
Adam White
Danielle Durchslag & Aamir Wyne Esq.
Michael Young & Debra Raskin
Matthew & Myra Zuckerbraun

$1,500 to $2,499
Robert & Mary Beth Aberlin
Nora Abousteit & Joshua Ramo
Naji Abumrad
Caroline P. Addison
Lindsey Adelman
Alexander C. & Tillie S. Speyer Foundation
Keira Alexandra
Mark Allison & Stephanie Holmquist
Ella Almodovar & Jacqueline Bacchus
Linda Andrei
Matthew & Krista Annenberg
Stephanie Ansin & Spencer Stewart
Diane Archer
Frank & Mary Ann Arisman
Dymir Arthur
S. J. Avery
Ajay & Sonya Ayyappan
Denis Azaro
Joshua Backer & Callie Schweitzer
Stephen & Ellie Backer
Neal Baer
Joseph Baio
Carla K. Balakgie
Daniel Baldini
Andrea Barbieri
Hugo Barreca & Wendy Schlemm
Ms. Monica Barrett & Ms. Alexis Frazier
Jeffrey Bauman
Martine Beamon & Eddie Joyce
Carol & Chris Beemer
Carl & Judith Berg
Denise Bernardo & Eddie Muentes
Thérèse D. Bernbach
JJ & Michelle Berney
Stephen Bernstein
Rajeev Bhaman
Karen Binder & Victor Ney
Sunil Savkar & Stefanie Birkmann
Dr. David Biro
Jeffrey B. Bishop & Jill Baker
Patricia Blanchet
Molly & Tom Boast
Charles & Ellen Bock
Mr. & Mrs. James Bodovitz
Dr. & Mrs. Jeffrey S. Borer
Samy Brahimy & Lizanne Merrill
Dominique Bravo & Eric Sloan
Vida & Patrick Brett
Sally Brody
Virginia Brody
John & Michelle Brooks
Andrew Brown & Olga P. Stein
Norman & Terri Buchan
Geraldine Buchanan
Angela Bucknell
Andrew Bulger
Dennine Bullard
Laura E. Butzel & David Berg
Monica Byrczek
Karina Byrne
William & Regina Cahill
Sol W. & Hermina Cantor Foundation
Charles Carberry
Victoria Carey
Louanna Carlin & Jane Hamburger
Amy Carlson & Syd Butler
Carolina Carvalho-Cross & Spencer Cross
Mary Ellen Cashman
Elizabeth & John Caulk
Megan Cayler
Joyce E. Chelberg
Lori Chemla & Shelley Sonnenberg
Jaye Chen & Peter Brown
Jennifer Chu
Kerri Chyka & Samuel Bufter
Lisa M. Cirando
Geoffrey E. Clark, M.D.
Anne Coffey
Ilana Cohen
Michael Colacino
William & Marjorie Coleman
John Colton & Catherine Colton
Andrea Compton
Lois Conway
Breukelein Institute/Dennis Corrado
Peter & Mary Coy
Stuart D. Freedman & Carla E. Craig
Peter Crews
Cedomir Crnkovic & Valerie Rubsamen
Sebastian Cucullu
Ellen & John Curtis
Maayan Dauber and Aryeh Falk
Karen Dauler & Gaston Silva
Donald Davis
Rafael de Cardenas
DeLaCour Family Foundation
Nick Demos & Mary Snow
In memory of Michael Dennery
Martha DeRight & Erich Bechtel
Brooke Devine
Ritik Dholakia
Yrthya Dinzey-Flores & Antonino D'Ambrosio
Daniel & Alexis DiPietro
Heidi & Sam Dolnick
Lynn Dolnick
Miriam Donoho
Andrew Duchi
Gwendolyn & Tony Dunaif
Sarah & Alistair Dunn
Lisabeth During & Ross Poole
Atiba T. Edwards
Ellie & Dan
Marty Ellington
Dwight W. & Ann C. Ellis
Mary Elmer-Dewitt
Gail Erickson & Christa Rice
Mrs. Sarah K. Erlij
Peter & Joan Faber
Richard & Florence Fabricant
David Farer & Elisa King
Robert Farrior
Thomas Faust
Anna May Feige
Michael & Nancy Feller
Nathaniel N. Felsher
Robert Ferris & Adrienne Shumway
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
Dr. Michael First & Leslee Snyder
Brigid Flanagan
Arthur & Susan Fleischer
Jeff & Jenny Fleishhacker
Lauren Flicker Yap
Luke Flynn
Susan L. Foote & Stephen L. Feinberg
Alison Forner & Martha McBrayer
Seendy Fouron
Manon Frappier
M. Derene Frazier
Andrew Freireich & Tina Potter
Katherine Freygang
Alex Friedman & Erica Tennenbaum
Eleanor F. Friedman
Sarah Friedman & Paul Salama
Stephanie Fritz
Dennis Furbush
Treacy & Todd Gaffney
Donna Gagliuso
Duane McLaughlin & M. Salomé Galib
Al Garner
Dr. Peter L. Geller
Andra Georges & Timothy C. Shepard
Maxine Gerson
Lauren Ghaffari
Walter Gilbert
Lauren C. Glant & Michael J. Gillespie
Kristin Booth Glen & Harold Edgar
Virginia Gliedman
Amy Glosser & Janno Lieber
June O. Goldberg
Karen & Andrew Goldberg
Susan Goldberg & Simon Liu
John M. Goldsmith
Teresa Gonzalez
I. Michael Goodman & Judith Uman
Rhonna & Ezra Goodman
Bindhu Gopalan
Hayley Gorenberg & George Sands
Erwin Gorostiza
Crystal Gosberg
Francis Greenburger & Isabelle Autones
Stephen R. Greenwald & Rebecca A. Sullivan
The Green-Wood Cemetery
Peter Gregory
Mimi & Bill Grinker
Mark Groves & Ross Nehm
Nathan Guetta
Eileen Guggenheim
Vanessa Guida & Michael Mesina
William Haas
Helen & Peter Haje
Cynthia Hammond & Joseph Samulski
Jeanne Hardy
David Hariton & Thomas Lippy
Mangesh Hattikudur & Lizzie Jacobs
HeadCount
Seth Heald
Douglas & Jessica Healy
Heimbinder Family
Molly Heines & Thomas Moloney
Kris Heinzelman
Jeffery Hentze
Adam & Sita Hess
Adria & Donald Hillman
Barbara T. Hoffman
Lily & Joel Hoffman
Judith M. Hoffman
Frank Holozubiec
Yoomin Hong & David Werner-Sexton
David Horowitz
Mark Horowitz & Dorrine Veca
Katherine Hosford & Christopher Welch
David Howe & Charlene Wang
Timothy Hughes
Tom Huhn & Nancy Steele
Alan Hyde
Jan Inscho & Seymour Miles
Avi Israeli
Lois A. Jackson, D.D.S.
David & Amy Jaffe
Gregory James
Donna & Carroll Janis
Susan & Stephen Jeffries
Mr. & Mrs. Dudley D. Johnson
T. Radey Johnson & Jane Platt
Andrea Jolles
Randy & Mill Jonakait
Barbara Julius & Marc Silberberg
Ralph Julius & Ken Nelson
Julia Kahr & Brian Colton
Peter Kaps
Susan M. Kath and Steven R. Schindler
Philip Kearns & Sid Ray
Scott Kelley
Susan Kellman
Suzanne Greene & John Kelly
Margot Kenly & Bill Cumming
Chin Kim
Jenny Kirschner & Aari Kirschner
Jonathan Klein
Eric & Sharone Komoroff
Kameron M. Kordestani
Bennette Kramer & Eliot Long
Joan Kronick
Kimberley Krueger
Roberta Krumholz
Judith & Douglas Krupp
Edward & Phyllis Kwalwasser
Drs. Robert Langan & Sara L. Weber
Judith A. Langer
Robert S. Langley
Aimee Larkin
Drs. John & Judie LaRosa
Matthew & Sabrina Leblanc
Abdul-Rahman Lediju & Angela Nurse-Lediju
Helena Lee & Richard Klapper
Janice Lee & Stuart Shapiro
Michael Lee
Roseanne Legrand
Sue Lehmann
James Leitner & Tracy Higgins
Barbara Lemperly Grant
Andrew Levinson & Deborah Reik
Dominique Levy
Joel Levy
Richard Levy & Lorraine Gallard
Jeffrey Lewis & Karin Miller-Lewis
Jeff Lin
Ken Lindley & Clay Schudel
Seen Lippert & Frederick Landman
Simon Lipskar & Lizzy Kramer
Neil & N. Lipuma
Tina Liu
Keith Lloyd
Dominick LoBraico
Rachel Loeb & Zach Block
Matthew Lopez & Brandon Clarke
Richard Lynn & Joseph Evall
Jane & Bill Macan
Gina MacArthur
John MacIntosh & Anna Verdi
Dianne Mackenzie
Macro Sea Inc.
Edward Mafoud
Camila Pastor & Stephen Maharam
Nathalie Blachere & Robert Maki
George Mallis
Ronald Daignault & Teresa Maloney
Anthony Manheim
Andrea Marber
Barbara A. Marcus & Michael Pollack
Phillip Marriott & Susannah Taylor
James Marshall
John Marshall & Seriti Yamini
William Keith Marshall
Nina Matis
Jerri & Tom Mayer
Peter & Denise McCormick
Joseph McDonagh
Kathryn A. McDonald
Emma McMahon
Me & Ro
Sharon & Curtis Mechling
Molly Meloy
Danny & Audrey Meyer
Franny Milberg
Liza Velazquez & Timothy Milford
David & Judith Miller
Jeremy Miller & Terese Cunningham
Lewis Millholland
Iliana F. Mindlin
Sandra & Lowell Mintz
Michele Mirman
Claire Molloy & Seth Lloyd
Maria Montoya
Jason Moore
Marissa M. Moore
Peter & Anna Morissey
Kathy Morton & David Nadelman
Alexandra Munroe
Jim & Iris Munson
Niclas Nagler
Tanya Minhas-Nahem and Edward Nahem
Julie Nettere
Rick Nitzberg
Marguerite Nougué-Sans
James C. & Marie Nugent-Head Marlas
Empire Educational Services
Daniel & Rebecca Okrent
Barry Michael Okun
Roger W. Oliver
Paul Oosterhuis
Bianca Maria Orlando & William McGinty
Jane Ormerod & Peter Darrell
Jon Otis
Lois Ottombrino
Meredith Palmer
Aparna Pappu
Cheryl Paradis & Gene McCullough
Estelle Parsons & Peter Zimroth
Kirk & Sue Patrick
Antonia Pew
Andrew Pinkowitz & Mary Pinkowitz
Jennifer Plotnick & Kent Rogowski
Anne Pollack
Daniel Porter & Melanie Judd
Vlad Preoteasa
Sandra Pierson Prior
Nadezhda Pryadko & Matthew Daniel
Rajika & Anupam Puri
Leslie & David Puth
Joanna Raczkiewicz
Maureen Raley
Stephen Raphael & Ellen Marks
Bridget Read
Johnathan Reale
Jessica Ree
Peter & Susan Restler
Juergen Riehm & Jody Oberfelder
Kayte Ringer
Julie Robbins
Daniel Rocha
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
Paul A. Rogers
Andrea M. Rosen
Marjorie & Jeffrey A. Rosen
Lawrence Rosenthal & Joyce Rosenthal
Beverly & William Rosoff
Amy Roth & Joe Guest
Elizabeth A. Rovere
Ann Rudovsky
Lisa & Jonathan Sack
Josh Safran & Jess Camacho
Jennifer Sage & Nicolas Grabar
S. Gerald Saliman & Raymond Vallejo
Peter Samponaro
Kirsten Sandberg
Jack Sanderson
Shani Sandy
Davita Scarlett
Val Schaffner
Michele & José Scheinkman
Douglas & Ans Schickler
Evan & Lee
Anthony Schlesinger & Anne Forward
Miriam Schneider
Florian Schodel
Pat Schoenfeld
Ellen Schonfeld
Ira Schreger
Gabriel & Jolie Schwartz
Richard Schwartz & Gita Martohardjono
Ralf Schwieger
Elena & Welland Scripps
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas P. Sculco
Elisabeth Searles & Richard Friedberg
Allen Sellers
Ann Settel
Rena Shagan
Shamos Family Foundation
Joshua Shapiro & Heller B. Berman
Brian & Lindsay Shea
Maureen Sheehan
Ted & Mary Jo Shen
Jayne Baron Sherman & Deby Zum
Sara Lou Sherman
Gil Shiva
Olatokumbo & Sheethal Shobowale
Melanie & Joseph Shugart
Larry & Ashley Silverman
Harry Simino
Lorna Simpson
Patricia J. S. Simpson
Loren & Marlene Skeist
Stephen Skowronek
Sasha Slorer
Barbara Madsen Smith
Stephen R. Smith & Ford Rogers
Matthew Patrick Smyth
James Sollins
Richard & Mimi Somerby
Susan Sommer & Stephen Warnke
Connie Sopic and Natalie Sopic
Annaliese Soros
Ellen Sorrin
Dr. Rogelio Sosnik & Dr. Irene Cairo
André Spears & Anne Rosen
Jonathan Sporn
Andrew St. Laurent & Beth Levine
Jillian Steadman
Jeanne & Steven Stellman
Joshua Sternoff & Rebecca Gradinger
Deborah Stewart & James Mintz
Dr. Susan Stewart
Felicia Stingone & Phillip Rutherford
Gail Stone & Matt Fishbein
Leila Straus
Justine and Hiroko Takada
Toby Talbot
Gabrielle Tana
Juliet Taylor & James Walsh
Jordan Temple
Geoffrey Thomas
Virginia Thomas & Thomas May
Lisa Tilson
Grace & John Timberlake
Dr. Irena Tocino
Coralie Toevs
Manny Torrijos & Jing Shang Tan
Heather Traher
Peter C. Trent
Thomas Tsang & Jonathan Lowet
Linnet Tse & John Forsyth
Jonathan & Cynthia Uejio
Chauncey Upson
Valery Upson
Lucia Vail
Case Van Rij
Bernardette Vaskas
Raymond & Priscilla Vickers
Thomas Von Foerster
Renaud Vuaillat
Cynthia Wainwright & Stephen Berger
David Waldes
Seth Washinsky
Lisa Wassong
Robert Watt & Dawn Bradford
John & Martha Watts
Kathy & Bill Weigel
Ms. Kathy Weil
David I. Weiner
Michael S. Weinstein
Marjorie & Irv Weiser
Harry White & Esther Redmount
Carolyn Wiener
Lisa Williams & Charles Willis
Andrea Wolfe & Kirk Lipsey
Rhoda Woo
Nancy Workman & Jonathan Miller
Simon Yates
Evan D. Yionoulis
Brett Zaccardi
Michael & Barbara Zimmerman
Frank & Arrien Zinghini
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Endowment Supporters
A great institution is built on a secure future. At BAM, a robust endowment is the foundation for our adventurous programming and archival, community, and educational initiatives. BAM sincerely thanks those listed below for their generous support of the BAM Endowment.
$5,000,000 and above
The SHS Foundation
Richard B. Fisher & Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Howard Gilman Foundation
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation
Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund for Community, Educational, & Public Affairs Programs

$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Altria Group, Inc./Next Wave Forward Fund
Brooklyn Community Foundation
The Campbell Family Foundation
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Judith R. & Alan H. Fishman
The Ford Foundation Fund to Support Collaborative Creativity Among U.S. Artists
The Irene Diamond Fund
Diane & Adam E. Max
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fund For Opera & Music-Theater
Bruce C. Ratner
Jonathan F.P. & Diana V.C. Rose
Martha A. & Robert S. Rubin
William Boss Sandberg
The Starr Foundation
The Peter Jay Sharp Fund for Opera and Theater
The Thompson Family Foundation
Nora Ann Wallace & Jack Nusbaum

$500,000 to $999,999
BAM Fund to Support Emerging and Local Musicians
The Devitre Fund
Charles J. & Irene F. Hamm
Stephanie & Tim Ingrassia
Carole & Irwin Lainoff
Maribelle & Stephen Leavitt
Maxwell Family Fund in Community Funds, Inc.
Mary & Jim Ottaway Jr. in honor of Ruth Blackburne Ottaway
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Anonymous

$250,000 to $499,999
The Bohen Foundation
Neil D. & Kathleen M. Chrisman
The Charles & Valerie Diker Dance Endowment Fund
The Geraldine Stutz Trust, Inc.
William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Education and Humanities Programs
The Rita & Alex Hillman Foundation
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Michael Bancroft Goth Endowed Annual Performance Fund
James McLaren & Lawton Fitt
Sarah G. Miller & Frank L. Coulson
The Jessica E. Smith and Kevin R. Brine Charitable Trust
The Isak and Rose Weinman Foundation in honor of Madame Lilliana Teruzzi
Anonymous

$100,000 to $249,999
Michael Bailkin, Marvin Levine, Jesse Masyr, David Stadtmauer
Robert & Joan Catell Fund for Education Programs
Charina Endowment Fund
J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Christensen III
Ide & David Dangoor
Thérèse M. Esperdy & Robert G. Neborak
Madison S. Finlay
Emily H. Fisher
Forest City Ratner Companies
The Harkness Foundation for Dance, Inc.
Francena T. Harrison Performance Fund
Rita K. Hillman
HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of Anne Hubbard & Harvey Schwartz
Richard Hulbert
Independence Community Bank
Miriam Katowitz & Arthur Radin
Mr. & Mrs. Edgar A. Lampert
Annie Leibovitz & Studio Leo Burnett, USA
The Morgan Stanley Community and Educational Fund
Nash Family Foundation
The Jerome Robbins Foundation, Inc.
May & Samuel Rudin Family Foundation
Edward Spilka
Axel Stawski & Galia Meiri
Mr. & Mrs. Ame Vennema
Verizon Communications
The Winston Foundation

BAM Angels
Legacy giving supports BAM programs and initiatives for many years to come. We are deeply grateful to the following supporters who have made planned gifts to BAM.
Denis Azaro
Bettina Bancroft
Peter Berkery
Robert & Joan Catell
Neil D. Chrisman
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Christensen III
Mallory Factor
Seth & Sara Faison
Madison S. Finlay
Richard B. Fisher
Judith R. & Alan H. Fishman
Barry M. Fox
Rita Hillman
Barbara T. Hoffman
Karen Brooks Hopkins
William Josephson
Miriam Katowitz & Arthur Radin
Charlotte & Stanley Kriegel
Edgar A. Lampert
Carol & Joel Levy
Harvey Lichtenstein
Phyllis Holbrook Lichtenstein
Gene Luntey
William Lynch
Hamish & Georgene M. Maxwell
Scott C. McDonald
Joseph V. Melillo
Evelyn & Everett Ortner
Frank J. & Adeline Pannizzo
William Winthrop Parsons
Howard Pitsch
Marie D. Powers
David L. Ramsay, MD
William Boss Sandberg
Louis Sanders
Katherine Schrier
Harriet L. Senz
Sidney Shanker
Toni Mendez Shapiro
Ellen & Sam Sporn
Lynn M. Stirrup
Bella F. Stoll
Paula Marie Susi
Grace Timberlake
Judge Franklin R. Weissberg
Carol Yorke & Gerard Conn
Anonymous (5)

BAM Board
BAM BOARD CHAIR
Nora Ann Wallace

VICE CHAIRS
William I. Campbell
Natalia Chefer
Tim Sebunya

SECRETARY
Mark H. Jackson

TREASURER
James I. McLaren

MEMBERS
Tony Bechara
David Binder
William I. Campbell
Natalia Chefer
Cheryl Della Rosa
Dinyar S. Devitre
Mark N. Diker
Richard E. Feldman
Steven G. Felsher
Jeanne Donovan Fisher
Barry M. Fox
Roberta Garza
MaryAnne Gilmartin
Anne Hubbard
Edgar A. Lampert
Diane L. Max
Scott McDonald
James I. McLaren
Ahrin Mishan
David L. Picket
Frances A. Resheske
Tim Sebunya
Bart A. Sheehan
Lenny H. Singletary, III
Brian Stafford
Axel Stawski
Doug Steiner
Joseph A. Stern
Alexa Davidson Suskin
John Usdan
Brigitte Vosse
Nora Ann Wallace
Adam Wolfensohn
Claire Wood
Ex Officio
Hon. Bill de Blasio
Hon. Corey Johnson
Hon. Eric L. Adams
Hon. Gonzalo Casals
Emma Wolfe, Rep. for Hon. Bill de Blasio
Lori Luis, Rep. for Hon. Eric Adams
Chris Coffey, Rep. for Hon. Corey Johnson

CHAIRMEN EMERITI
Neil D. Chrisman
Seth Faison (in memoriam)
Alan H. Fishman
Adam E. Max (in memoriam)
Bruce C. Ratner

HONORARY TRUSTEES
Beth Rudin DeWoody
Mallory Factor
Robert L. Forbes
Charles J. Hamm
Barbara B. Haws
William Josephson
John Lipsky
Laurie Mallet
Cathy-Ann Martine-Dolecki
David L. Ramsay, M.D., M.Ed.
Jonathan F.P. Rose

BAM ENDOWMENT TRUST BOARD
Gabriel Pizzi, Chair
Jennifer Anglade, Treasurer
Steven G. Felsher
Alan H. Fishman
Elizabeth Holtzman
Marcel Przymusinski
Alberto Sanchez
Tim Sebunya
R. Edward Spilka
Nora Ann Wallace
James I. McLaren (Ex Officio)

LEADERSHIP EMERITI
Karen Brooks Hopkins
Harvey Lichtenstein (in memoriam)
Joseph V. Melillo
Katy Clark


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