In an article entitled �As Seattle Rep kicks off its season, some local Jews are upset about an upcoming production� (Sept. 1) , your reporter wrote that Seattle Reperatory Theatre marketing director Cynthia Fuhrman had met with me to discuss the Rep�s upcoming production of the play My Name is Rachel Corrie. That meeting did occur in May; other participants were Rep Artistic Director David Esbjornson and Rep Managing Director Benjamin Moore. Fuhrman�s characterization of our conversation as reported in your paper is entirely false. In the context of a rather long meeting about the upcoming play and its potential impact upon the Jewish community and the general theater-going public, I offered, and was consequently invited, to provide background materials to the Rep for possible inclusion in their program notes, subscriber magazine and Web site to balance the content of the play and to provide more in-depth insights into the complexity of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Rep most certainly did not offer to provide �resources that the Jewish community might use to learn about the play.�
Either Fuhrman misspoke, or your reporter misunderstood Ms. Fuhrman�s remarks. In either case, your newspaper showed a lack of attention to journalistic standards by not checking the veracity of a statement attributed to me.
Nancy F. Geiger
Vice President for Finance & Administration
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle