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THE INS AND OUTS OF LOVE on Oct. 15

CPI_Ins and Outs of Love logoTHE INS AND OUTS OF LOVE
Presented by Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
Oct. 15
Aronoff Center Fifth Third Bank Theater [Downtown]

Nine short plays, some with ‘alternative’ views of romance, will be given staged readings, courtesy of Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative.  CPI acknowledges here that a few (or more) folks regard ‘Sweetest Day’ as a commercial ploy to peddle Valentine’s Day-like commodities — candy, flowers, et al. These stories offer other-than-Hallmark-y themes.

The plays include: A BETTER PLACE by Eric Thomas; A BOY AND HIS FROG by Charles Goetz; SOME ENCHANTED EVENING by Joe Bobbit; PULLING OUT by David Hughes; SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES by Roger Brookfield; THE OLD AND THE NU by David Greenberg; WEDDING BLISSTER by Tami Brady; YES DEAR by Jon Singer & DISTRACTED BY LOVE by Alan Joziak

  • Tue, Oct. 15 at 7:30pm

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NKU School of the Arts Presents Inaugural Showcase Weekend

NKU_Showcase logoHIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – The School of the Arts at Northern Kentucky University will host its inaugural SOTA Showcase, Oct. 17-19, 2019 at the Fine Arts Center on the campus of NKU.

High school students and the creative arts community are invited to come out on Oct. 19 to learn about the academic offerings in the arts at NKU SOTA, culminating in a grand showcase of performers and artists from across the university. Highlights include performing groups in music, dance and theatre, artist demonstrations, and the “LightStreams” art installation from the Cincinnati BLINK 2019 Art & Light Festival. Guests can take campus tours, meet SOTA faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and participate in a full day of fun and educational experiences for art lovers of all ages.

Visit nku.edu/sotashowcase for a detailed schedule and additional information.

SOTA is the Creative Engine of NKU. The School of the Arts combines Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts to bring unparalleled artistic opportunities to current and future students. In a changing world, SOTA prepares students to be creative trailblazers in the Arts and their careers. Whether we are creating motion graphics, producing on the stage, or utilizing our dance classes to collaborate with therapeutic exercise in health sciences, we are on the cutting edge of transdisciplinary studies. Yes, we’re hosting concerts, but we’re also preparing students to produce better rock n’ roll shows. Here, you will create, you will dance, you will sing, and most of all, you will achieve.

For more information about NKU’s School of the Arts, please visit nku.edu/sota or follow on social media @NKUSOTA.

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JOHNNY MATHIS: The Voice of Romance Tour | Sat., March 14 | Aronoff Center

There are a number of good singers, a smaller handful of truly great singers, and then there’s Johnny Mathis.” – Barbra Streisand

CAA_Johnny Mathis logoMarch 14, 2020 – Aronoff Center   

Tickets On sale Friday, October 4 at 10:00 AM

CINCINNATI, OH – Incomparable recording artist Johnny Mathis brings his Voice of Romance tour to Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center for one night only on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00 PM to perform some of his greatest hits and personal favorites. The much-anticipated concert event is a part of the Cincinnati Arts Association’s 2019-20 Season.  

Ticket prices range from $48.75 to $128.75 (prices subject to change; applicable services fees may apply). Tickets go on sale Friday, October 4 at 10:00 AM at www.cincinnatiarts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.  For group rates (10 or more), call (513) 977-4157.

Celebrating his 64th year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records longest-signed artist, and to fans of all ages The Voice of Christmas. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories — from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not for Me to Say,” and “Misty,” Mathis has recorded close to eighty albums and six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved fifty Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts.  He has received five Grammy nominations, and in 2003, he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. His “Johnny’s Greatest Hits” album in 1958 started the industry tradition of “Greatest Hits” albums, and is noted in Guinness Book of World Records for a nearly ten year run on the Billboard Top Albums Chart.

Mathis and his music have appeared in numerous films and TV shows, including Lizzie, The Tonight Show, Silver Linings Playbook, Family Ties, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Mad Men, just to name a few.  In 2017, he released his 78th studio album titled “Johnny Mathis Sings The Great New American Songbook,” and debuted his “lost” 1982 album “I Love My Lady,” produced by Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of the pivotal group CHIC.

After sixty-four years as a Recording Artist, what’s next for Mathis? “I don’t think about retiring. I think about how I can keep singing for the rest of my life. I just have to pace myself.”

For more information, visit www.johnnymathis.com.

CINCINNATI ARTS ASSOCIATION SPONSORS

SEASON SPONSORS:  AMERITAS (Founding Season Sponsor), FIFTH THIRD BANK (Lifetime Endowment Partner), CINCINNATI-NORTHERN KENTUCKY HONDA DEALERSFURNITURE FAIRLOCAL12 WKRC-TVThe P&G FUND of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

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Assistant Professor (Costume Design) Sought by Miami University

MU_logoJob no: 496029
Department: Theatre
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Job Summary:
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) to teach theatre courses including costume design and other courses according to the needs of the department; maintain a creative and research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution.

The department has a B.A. program and is committed to cultivating exchange between theatre studies and skills-based training to produce students who are civically engaged.

Faculty in the department value sustainability and interdisciplinarity and are committed to the development of new and devised work including collaborations with other departments in the division. Faculty and staff in the Department of Theatre are committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, and are interested in projects that intentionally explore representations of race, culture, and gender.

Duties:
Teach theatre courses including costume design and other courses according to the needs of the department; maintain a creative and research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution.

Minimum Qualifications:
MFA in costume design, theatrical design with an emphasis in costume, or scenography by date of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:
Consideration may be given to candidates with a record of effective teaching; experience and engagement in the profession; interest in a secondary area of design or other areas of theatre artistry; a research/creative agenda that incorporates devising, community-based theatre, African-American theatre, Latinx theatre, and LGBTQ+ theatre, international theatre, and/or other contemporary practices; or membership in USITT and/or USAA.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and three samples of design work in pdf format. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries can be addressed to Gion DeFrancesco at defranga@miamioh.edu.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Benefit Eligible: Yes

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
Screening of applications begins November 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact ADAFacultyStaff@Miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3560.

Click here to apply online.

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Assistant Professor (Theatre) Sought by Miami University

MU_logoJob no: 496031
Department: Theatre
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Assistant Professor

Job Summary:
Teach undergraduate courses to non-majors in the areas of general introduction to theatre and acting; maintain an active agenda in creative work and/or scholarly research; advise students and student research projects, and provide service to the department, college, university and profession. There is potential to direct or devise productions as part of the department’s performance season. Position begins August 2020.

The department has a B.A. program and is committed to cultivating exchange between theatre studies and skills-based training to produce students who are civically engaged. Faculty and staff in the Department of Theatre are committed to diversity and inclusive excellence, and are interested in projects that intentionally explore representations of race, culture, and gender. We also value sustainability and interdisciplinarity and are committed to the development of new and devised work.

Duties:
Teach undergraduate courses to non-majors in the areas of general introduction to theatre and acting; maintain an active agenda in creative work and/or scholarly research; advise students and student research projects, and provide service to the department, college, university and profession. There is potential to direct or devise productions as part of the department’s performance season.

Minimum Qualifications:
M.F.A. in acting or other performance-related field by the time of appointment.

Desired Qualifications:
Consideration may be given to candidates with a demonstrated track record in effective teaching as well as professional experience in devising, community-based theatre, African-American theatre, Latinx theatre, LGBTQ+ theatre, international theatre, and/or other contemporary methods; or degrees or certification in specific acting, voice, and movement methodologies.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries can be addressed to Lewis Magruder at Lewis.Magruder@miamioh.edu.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:
Screening of applications begins November 1, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible: Yes

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact ADAFacultyStaff@Miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time

Click here to apply online.

 

 

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