Monthly Archives: June 2018

Bystander Training in the Theatre Community on June 25

MISC_Bystander Training logoBystander Training in the Theatre Community
Facilitated by Jennifer Joplin

Date: June 25th
Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm 

Location: Ensemble Theatre 1127 Vine St Cincinnati OH 45210

Bullying is a real or perceived imbalance of power. It’s as simple as that. It is prevalent throughout our society and can leave anyone feeling like The Other. In the face of that imbalance, we experience a social psychological phenomenon known as the Bystander Effect. Learning about this and other natural human tendencies gives us the understanding and confidence we need to ask for and offer help in these situations. There are tools and ground rules that can help individuals and our artistic community create opportunities for education and discussion. 

Jen Joplin is a proud member of AEA, working professionally across the country for over 25 years. When not on stage, she is a mom, writer, teacher, voiceover artist and the founder & lead coach for Spotlight Training.

All are welcome! We want everyone to be a part of the discussion!!!


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Auditions Announced for ROSE’S DILEMMA at Milford Theatre Guilde

MTG_logo_newMilford Theatre Guilde is pleased to announce auditions for our Fall Production: ROSE’S DILEMMA by Neil Simon.

Through special arrangement with Samuel French

Directed by Alan Kootsher. Produced by the team of Stephen Beck & Betty Coulter.

Celebrated writer Rose Stern stands at a crossroads:  she hasn’t written anything in years and money is getting short.  Her dead paramour, literary lion Walsh McLaren, visits her nightly and suggests that she complete his unfinished novel to avoid bankruptcy. Even with the aid of her assistant and a ghost writer the dead novelist recommends, it’s not going to be easy.  This touching and unpredictable romantic comedy in 2 acts centers on letting go and moving on.

Performance Dates: October 19-21 & 26-27, 2018


  • Monday – JULY 9, 2018 from 7-9pm both nights.
  • Tuesday – JULY 10, 2018 from 7-9pm both nights.

Day Heights Fireman’s Memorial Building
1313 SR 131, Day Heights (Milford) OH, 45150

Please bring resume and picture if you have one, it’s not necessary, simply appreciated.
Be prepared to do readings from the script.

For More Info – contact director Alan Kootsher at

Cast Needs: (2M, 2F)

  • WALSH, M, 65 – 70
    Debonair, Witty & Very Charming. Think Dashiel Hammet.
  • ROSE, F, 60 – 65
    Outspoken, Stubborn (yet loving) and Torn Between 2 Worlds.
  • ARLENE, F, 35 – 40
    Sweet, Organized, with flashes of Rose’s personality. Looks after Rose and indulges her fantasies of Walsh.
  • CLANCY, M, 38 – 42
    Cocky, Lovable, Quick with a comeback & Very Self Assured.


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2018 New Works Festival Runs July 19-28

CLT_logo2018 New Works Festival
Cincinnati LAB Theatre
July 19-28
Clifton Performance Theatre


MEDUSA IN YOU by Valetta Anderson
Directed by Daryl Harris

A son is murdered by police who have sworn to protect and serve. A sister races for vengeance for her twin brother’s death. Follow two parent-pairs in parallel universes as they chase their daughter, Eve, in her race for vengeance for Adam. Each Black and White parent-pair battles for their surviving child, as History conjures its own agenda.

THE HIRED MAN by Heather Meyer
Directed by Jason Podplesky

THE HIRED MAN, follows a restless cattlewoman, Matty, as she’s hired on at a struggling cattle ranch in the modern-day American West. Matty searches for respite from the hauntings of her mother with the ranch owner, Hank, and his granddaughter, Ellen. Can Matty find answers and peace?


FOUR HORSES by Mary Beringer
Directed by Erin Carr

FOUR HORSES is a blasphemous dark comedy about the end of the world. When Pestilence accidentally kills Death, the whole world stops. The people of Earth become immortal, and it is up to the remaining three horsemen to track down a replacement Death. They think they have found one when they discover the last person on Death’s list, but training a new Death is more difficult than it sounds.

WHEN THE SON IS SHINING by Jeffery Fischer Smith
Directed by Jeffery K. Miller

As 1960s America falls apart, so does a small Long Island family. Morality collapses on all fronts. Big and small family worlds are in upheaval. Father, mother, son, wife, neighbors – all find themselves pitted against each other. Set against the backdrop of the tumultuous 1960s, this play reveals the unraveling of an American family during the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Martin Luther King Jr., and the conviction of Jack Ruby. No one will arise unscathed but will their world completely unravel?

  • Thu, July 19 at 7:30pm [MEDUSA IN YOU]
  • Fri, July 20 at 7:30pm [THE HIRED MAN]
  • Sat, July 21 at 5pm [FOUR HORSES]
  • Sat, July 21 at 7:30pm [MEDUSA IN YOU]
  • Thu, July 26 at 7:30pm [THE HIRED MAN]
  • Fri, July 27 at 7:30pm [MEDUSA IN YOU]
  • Sat, July 28 at 5pm [WHEN THE SON IS SHINING]
  • Sat, July 28 at 7:30pm [THE HIRED MAN]

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ALL THE WAY Runs July 13-29

MPI_All the Way logoALL THE WAY
Mariemont Players
July 13-29
[Walton Creek]

Directed by Ed Cohen

1963… An assassin’s bullet catapults Lyndon B. Johnson into the presidency. A Shakespearean figure of towering ambition and appetite, this charismatic, conflicted Texan hurls himself into the Civil Rights Act, a tinderbox issue emblematic of a divided America. Note: Graphic and crude language.

  • Fri-Sat, July 13-14 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 15 at 2pm
  • Thu, July 19 at 7:30pm
  • Fri-Sat, July 20-21 at 8pm
  • Sun, July 22 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Thu, July 26 at 7:30pm
  • Fri, July 27 at 8pm
  • Sat, July 28 at 3pm & 8pm
  • Sun, July 29 at 2pm

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The Carnegie Presents DREAMGIRLS

TC_Dreamgirls logo

WHAT: The Carnegie presents DREAMGIRLS

WHEN: Weekends August 11-26, 2018

Saturday, August 11, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 12, 3pm

Friday, August 17, 7:30pm ● Saturday, August 18, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 19, 3pm

Friday, August 24, 7:30pm ● Saturday, August 25, 7:30pm ● Sunday, August 26, 3pm

WHERE: The Carnegie | 1028 Scott Blvd | Covington, KY 41011 

TICKETS: Tickets $30, $27 for Carnegie Members and ArtsPass Members, $23 for students. Tickets to Carnegie Theater Series performances are available at The Carnegie Box Office, open Tuesday-Friday 12pm – 5pm, online at, or by phone at (859) 957-1940.

DESCRIPTION: Based on the stories of real-life music icons, The Supremes, James Brown, and others, DREAMGIRLS offers a behind-the-scenes look at the music industry of the 60s as it tells the story of R&B group, The Dreams. Starting out as a trio of singers and friends, Effie, Deena, and Lorrell are determined to make it big in the vibrant music landscape of the 1960s. But as the band’s success grows, their relationships deteriorate.

Featuring songs such as “Dreamgirls,” “And I’m Telling You,” and “One Night Only,” this Tony Award-winning musical was adapted into the 2006 motion picture starring Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, and Anika Noni Rose.


About The Carnegie: The Carnegie is Northern Kentucky’s largest multidisciplinary arts venue providing theatre events, educational programs and art exhibitions to the Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati community. The Carnegie facility is home to The Carnegie Galleries, the Otto M. Budig Theatre, and the Eva G. Farris Education Center.  More information about The Carnegie is available at or by calling (859) 491-2030.

The Carnegie receives ongoing operating support from Cincinnati Wine Festival, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Kenton County Fiscal Courts, the Kentucky Arts Council and the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation. The Carnegie is also supported by the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.


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