Monthly Archives: November 2017

OTRimprov, Arnold’s and Know Theatre Team-Up to Make Your Holidays One-of-a-King with THE NAUGHTY LIST

OTRi_The Naughty List logoAn improvised dinner show that wants to know if you’ve been bad or good
December 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28 @ Arnold’s Bar & Grill

It’s a little bit naughty and a little bit nice — but always a lot of fun — and is the only ticket in town guaranteeing you’ll never see the same show twice. OTRimprov (OTRi), transforms the patio at Arnold’s Bar & Grill into a magical world to celebrate, skewer, lament, embellish, and extol everything we love, and love to hate, about the holidays.

Starting from audience suggestions, OTRi’s award-winning improvisers (voted Cincinnati’s Best Improv Troupe 2015, 2016, 2017 Best of Cincinnati, CityBeat) transport you to magical lands and create scenes you’re unlikely to forget. Whether they are rewriting a beloved carol in front of your eyes, showing how Santa should handle unexpected gift requests, or reimagining your favorite holiday stories in magical ways, The Naughty List will fill your holidays with side-splitting laughs. Bring your cheer or your humbug; either way, you’ll help craft the incomparable experience only OTRimprov can provide.

On the traditional attendance at The Naughty List, director Paul Wilson comments,

“Seeing families and friends come back year after year, to have them talk about their favorite moments and what they love about the experience is incredibly satisfying. And the people who discover us each year who tell us how glad they are they found us and how they can’t wait to come back…it makes for a unique Cincinnati holiday tradition we are grateful to be a part of.”

And to delight even more of your senses, host Arnold’s Bar & Grill provides a delectable a la carte menu of dinner, drinks, and dessert for you to enjoy before and during the show. Audience members can arrive up to 90 minutes prior to the 7:30pm start time to feast – but please note that you must arrive no later than 7:00pm to guarantee dinner service. Dinner and drinks are not included in the ticket price. Parties of 5 or more should contact Know Theatre of Cincinnati (513-300-5669) to place seating reservations. All parties are welcome and encouraged to request a reservation time for dinner.

Cast in Alphabetical Order

  • Alanna Turner-Palmer
  • Charlie Roetting
  • Chris Smyth
  • Dave Powell
  • Erin Ward
  • Kat Smith
  • Mike Hall
  • Nathan Tubbs

Production Team

Director – Paul Kerford Wilson

About OTRimprov
OTRimprov (OTRi) began in 2010 as a collection of wayward improvisers looking for like-minded performers and a place to play in Cincinnati. After headlining shows for the Little Big Night at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, we formed our own partnership with Know Theatre’s Jackson Street Market, a resource sharing program for fledgling companies, and began producing shows independently. This continued partnership allows us to call Know’s Underground space on Jackson St. in Over-the-Rhine home.

We continue to explore a variety of styles and formats, while developing a strong improv community populated with smart, engaging people and doing work that is collaborative, curious, and sometimes a little bit daring. We foster new talent through training and a welcoming atmosphere, where all performers feel inspired to explore and take risks.

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When:          7:30pm December 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28

Dinner service from Arnold’s Bar & Grill is available at every performance. Audience members can arrive for dinner as early as 6:00pm but must arrive no later than 7:00pm to guarantee service. Dinner and drinks are not included in the ticket price. Parties of 5 or more should contact Know Theatre of Cincinnati (513-300-5669) to place seating reservations. All parties are welcome and encouraged to place reservation times.

Where:         Arnold’s Bar & Grill – 210 E 8th Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

Tickets:        $20 – Dinner and drinks are not included in the ticket price.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling 513.300.5669 (KNOW).


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MIAMI WRITES 2017 on Dec. 1

MUH_Miami Writes 2017 logoYou are cordially invited to this year’s reading of new plays by student, faculty/staff and local playwrights–MIAMI WRITES 2017.

Friday December 1, 2017
Studio 307 (307 Phelps Hall)
Miami University Hamilton
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton Ohio  45011
7:30 PM
Free Admission

This year’s winning playwrights are:

  • Marissa Carrion; MUM, TRiO published in Pulaski Technical College’s literary magazine The View from Here in 2009
  • Roger Collins; fiction writer, playwright, and professor emeritus of education at the University of Cincinnati
  • ​Ty Greenwood; MU Oxford Theatre Graduate Student​
  • Jada Harris; Gallagher Playwriting Award, MU Theatre Senior
  • Alan Jozwiak; Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative, plays have appeared three times in the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and he obtained a City of Cincinnati Individual Artist Grant to write and produce Only When I Bleed, a play about cutting and self-injury
  • Rich Rees; Adjunct–English, two screenplays in the top five of the Rod Serling Screenwriting Competition
  • Karen Righter; Dramatists Guild of America, Antioch Writers’ Workshop, recipient of a Human Race staged reading

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Auditions Announced for A FEW GOOD MEN at Dayton Playhouse

DPH_logoAuditions begin at 7:00 PM each evening. Auditioners are encouraged to arrive at the Dayton Playhouse in advance of the auditions to fill out the Audition Form. Theatre resumes are encouraged; auditioners need to be prepared to list all conflicts between the audition date and the final performance of the production. All auditions are held at the Dayton Playhouse: 1301 Siebenthaler Avenue in Dayton (inside Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark).

By Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Jennifer Lockwood
Produced by J. Gary Thompson
March 9 through 18, 2018
Auditions: January 22 & 23, 2018

Dayton Playhouse is excited to announce auditions for the riveting, military drama A FEW GOOD MEN. Before Aaron Sorkin created The West WingSports Night, and The Social Network, he took Broadway by storm with his compelling story of honor vs. justice. Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, January 22-23, 2018 at 7 PM at Dayton Playhouse. Performance dates are March 9-18, 2018.

Director Jennifer Lockwood is looking for a few good men and one woman to fill the following roles:

Lance Cpl. Harold Dawson – early 20’s, proud, leader, definitely had a future in the Corps

PFC Louden Downey – 18-20, not worldly, bewildered by the politics

Lt. J.G. Sam Weinberg – late 20’s-30, smartest kid in the room, became a lawyer to help the little guy

Lt. J.G. Daniel Kaffee – late 20’s – 30, used to getting by on his charm which he has in abundance, smart and talented lawyer but not used to working too hard

Lt. Cmdr. Joanne Galloway – early 30’s, born with a rule book in her hand, hard worker, socially awkward

Capt. Isaac Whitaker – 35+, sarcastic, manages his staff with a loose rein and a dash of humor

Capt. Matthew Markinson – 50+, former spy, honor is deeply important to him

PFC William Santiago – 19-20, not physically cut out for Marine Corp through no fault of his own

Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep – 50+, old-school marine but politically savvy, always in charge of every situation

Lt. Jonathan Kendrick – 30’s, from the Bible Belt, a true believer in the code

Lt. Jack Ross – 30’s, gifted lawyer, smart and good at playing whatever game is necessary at the moment

Cpl. Jeffrey Howard – early to mid-20’s, not the sharpest knife in the drawer

Capt. Julius Randolph – 50+, possibly retired, the judge, worked hard to get where he is and demands the respect he know he deserves

Cmdr. Walter Stone – 40+, doctor, not done advancing and willing to compromise to get where he wants to go

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Queen City Theater
Dec. 8-16
The Carnegie [Covington]

Cast: Jackie Jackson as Abe & Deondra Kamau as Henry

What if the only person you had left in your life was somebody whom you could not stand!
Abe is a blustery blowhard and Henry is a slyly sardonic silver fox. They are two guys in their 70’s who have one thing in common, they do not like each other! However, they inexplicably meet at the same park bench day after day to sit and argue. Having once competed for the love of the same woman their rivalry has grown over the years. Now in the twilight of their lives they find themselves humorously entwined by the ever changing times.

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 8-9 at 7:30pm*
    *Opening weekend is Pay-What-You-Can
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 15-16 at 7:30pm

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Auditions Announced for MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD at The Carnegie

Written by Leslie Ayvazian, Brooke Berman, David Cale, Jessica Goldberg, Beth Henley, Lameece Issaq, Claire LaZebnik, Lisa Loomer, Michele Lowe, Marco Pennette, Theresa Rebeck, Luanne Rice, Anne Weisman and Cheryl L. West
Conceived by Susan R. Rose and Joan Stein

Directed by Jodie Meyn

Eight Performances:
Saturday, April 14, 7:30pm ● Sunday, April 15, 3pm
Friday, April 20, 7:30pm ● Saturday, April 21, 7:30pm ● Sunday, April 22, 3pm
Friday, April 27, 7:30pm ● Saturday, April 28, 7:30pm ● Sunday, April 29, 3pm

Rehearsals evenings and weekends March 11th– April 13th

Lots of laughter and a few tears are guaranteed in this insightful take on the many forms of motherhood. From moms to stepmoms, mothers-in-law, and even dads who double as moms, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD skewers and savors the journey of parenthood.

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD is a play of 20 entertaining vignettes depicting significant stages of Motherhood, from birth to great-grand parenting. MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations.

Auditions by Appointment Only on the Following Dates:

  • January 6, 2018 2pm-5pm
  • January 7, 2018 2pm-5pm

To schedule a time slot, please contact Maggie Perrino,

About the Audition:

  • Actors should come prepared to read from the script. You do not need to prepare a monologue. You will have a short period of time to study the side before performing it at the audition.

Also note:

  • Resume listing theatrical experience and headshot/picture are required to audition. Please bring with you to the audition, do not send in advance.
  • Seeking a diverse cast of 3 women and 1 man who read late 20s-60s to play various roles throughout the play. Must be at least 22 years old to audition.
  • All roles are paid. Not AEA eligible.

Auditions will take place at The Carnegie, Eva G. Farris Education Center
1028 Scott Blvd. Covington, KY 41011

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