Monthly Archives: March 2021

It’s Time to Roll Out the Primary Lineup for the 18th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival!

CFF_Orange logo text onlyWe’ve been hard at work on planning the 18th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival and it’s finally time to spill the beans! Join us on Monday, April 19, at 7:30 PM, as we livestream our annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival Lineup Announcement. This very special report from our very own Channel Fringe Hard-Hitting Action News Update will stream directly to Facebook Live, to our YouTube channel, and on Vimeo.

We at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival know one thing for sure: Fringemas is the most wonderful time of the year. We’ve got an amazing festival planned out for this year, and we can’t wait to tell you all about it.

Following last year’s runaway success as Cincy Fringe pivoted to an online format, this year, our Primary Lineup will include both online programming and outdoor, socially-distanced performances with COVID-19 safety precautions in place. 

The 18th Annual Cincinnati Fringe Festival will run June 4 – 19, 2021. Tickets and passes will be available following the Lineup Announcement at our website, cincyfringe.com.


Know Theatre is Cincinnati’s Theatrical Playground. The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible.

Know Theatre’s work is made possible, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Know Theatre with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

Know Theatre is also supported by The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr./U.S. Bank Foundation, helping to change our communities for the better through collaboration and innovation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.

Know Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group and an Associate Member of the National New Play Network.

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Live on Stage – PUFFS at Sinclair, May 14-23

SCCT_Puffs logoSinclair Theatre proudly presents the hilarious comedy PUFFS, by Matt Cox, LIVE ON STAGE, beginning May 14-23 in Blair Hall Theatre on Sinclair’s downtown campus. Limited seating will be available and all COVID 19 safety protocols will be enforced.

The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, “A fast-paced romp through the ‘Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.’ “

Licensing agent Concord Theatricals claims: “This clever and inventive play ‘never goes more than a minute without a laugh’ (Nerdist) giving you a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children. Their hilariously heartfelt and epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.”

Directed by Chris Harmon, the cast includes: Kasaahn Johnson, DeAndre Swann and Lilly Robillard as the three friends; Meredith Sandstorm as narrator; with David Shockey, Kylee Pauley, Mark Kreutzer, Callista Kinney, Leia Gaddis, Christopher Koehler and Grace Baumgardner.

PUFFS also provides unique opportunities for student designers Aurora Azbill (costumes), Carter Paige (props) and Liv McNamara (asst. scenic). Design team also includes: Chris Harmon (set), Daniel Brunk (sound) with Sinclair alums Jessy Henning (lighting) and Brian Morgan (stage manager).

“This production has been a long time in coming,” says Gina Neuerer, chair of Sinclair Music, Theatre & Dance. “PUFFS was originally planned as our opener in the fall and it has taken great coordination to be able to finally produce it on stage safely. We’re extremely grateful to Sinclair administration for approving our safety plan and allowing our students to perform live.”

Tickets cost $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. All tickets must be purchased online in advance at www.sinclair.edu/tickets beginning April 15th. The box office will not be open for will call or sales at the door. Patrons can show their e-ticket on their phone at the theatre doors for touchless scanning or they can print their tickets at home.

“Our software algorithm provides for social distancing by automatically seating every other row and maintaining 3 empty seats between groups,” says Patti Celek, Sinclair Theatre marketing and box office manager. “We encourage people to plan who they want to be in their party and purchase all tickets at the same time.”

All patrons will be required to wear a mask while on Sinclair’s campus. Free parking is available in the new lot directly across Fourth St. from Blair Hall which is in building 2 OR in the student parking garage on 5th Street.

Puffs is not authorized, sanctioned, licensed or endorsed by J.K Rowling, Warner Bros. or any person or company associated with the Harry Potter books, films or play.

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A REPORT OF GUNFIRE at the Know

KTC_A Report of GunfireSilence can be deadly in:
A REPORT OF GUNFIRE
By David J. Loehr, from March 24, 2021

In the mid-aughts, a rising-star journalist accepts a posting as a war correspondent in the Middle East to test his bona fides. As the stories he’s pursuing unfold, he must grapple with the moments when news of international importance becomes deeply, devastatingly personal.

Radio Know, the audio-drama brand of the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, is delighted to present A Report of Gunfire, by David J. Loehr, available for download beginning March 24. The production is directed by Zach Robinson, and stars James Creque (last heard on Radio Know as the titular demon in our Christmas fantasy epic Krampus Claus) as the Journalist. This wartime-political drama received its world premiere at the Capital Fringe in Washington, D.C., before being adapted by the playwright for a Radio Know production.

A Report of Gunfire joins ten other audio dramas currently available in the Radio Know audio drama collection, which began as part of the Know’s pandemic-era initiative to keep creating bold, unexpected art featuring local artists. Each audio drama is available as a download for $5; Radio Know also offers a Listeners’ Club subscription service that provides early access to each monthly release.

A Report of Gunfire is available to download from www.knowtheatre.com. 

AT A GLANCE

  • Production: A Report of Gunfire, by David J. Loehr
  • Dates: Beginning March 24, 2021, and available indefinitely.
  • Where: Online, hosted from the Know Theatre of Cincinnati.
  • Tickets: Available at knowtheatre.com as a $5 download. 

Know Theatre is Cincinnati’s Theatrical Playground. The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible. 

Know Theatre’s work is made possible, in part, by the generosity of community contributions to the ArtsWave Campaign

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund Know Theatre with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. 

Know Theatre is also supported by The Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, helping to change our communities for the better through collaboration and innovation, and the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, which provides a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. 

 Know Theatre is a member of Theatre Communications Group and an Associate Member of the National New Play Network. 

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Auditions Announced for ALL-AMERICAN CABARET at Middeltown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoWe are looking for all kinds of talent for this mini-musical cabaret show featuring: soloists, actors who sing, budding chorus members, actors and TAP DANCERS.

Here is your opportunity to be in a fun-filled, patriotic, toe-tapping show that celebrates the American Spirit with music, skits and monologues.

Performances run July 2-17

All COVID safe auditions will be held live, at Middletown Lyric Theatre – 1530 Central Avenue, Middletown, Ohio 45044

AUDITION DATES:

  • MONDAY, APRIL 26th
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 27th
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28th
    6:00PM – 8:50PM

Auditions are open to ages 17+
We are looking for a variety of 10 – 15 people

Audition Requirements:

  • Singers: Please prepare at least 32 measures of an upbeat song and a ballad. Please have your music marked if possible. An accompanist will be provided. Please no cd’s or acapella
  • Tap Dancers: Bring your shoes, you will be put through a routine
  • Actors: If you do not want to sing and only be considered for a skit or monologue we will provide readings for you.

A face-covering must be worn at all times, except when actively auditioning. Please remain socially distanced as applicable. If you have a fever, please do not attend auditions.

In order to audition, you must fill out an online audition form, on our website upon its completion; you will be re-directed to our sign up genius page to sign up for a time slot

www.middletownlyric.org

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Auditions Announced for THE ROOMMATE at Dayton Theatre Guild

DTGOpen audition notice for THE ROOMMATE by Jen Silverman

Auditions will be held Mon & Tue, April 12 & 13, 2021, starting at 7:00 pm both nights.

To reserve a spot on one of the two nights go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0E4AAEAD2EA6FA7-auditions

Please reserve a spot on only one night.

There will be call backs on Wednesday, April 14.

These all will be in-person at The Guild — Covid protocols will be observed. Masks will be required except for during specific brief moments during audition — and protocols will still be observed, especially distancing between the two actors with masks down.

PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO HAS, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO AUDITIONS DURING YOUR QUARANTINE PERIOD.

Production dates: This will be a pre-recorded streaming production, which will show in six separate streaming events over the weekend of June 24-27.
*see below for rehearsal and shooting schedule.

The Dayton Theatre Guild at the Caryl D. Philip TheatreScape
430 Wayne Ave, Dayton OH, 45410
937-278-5993 — www.daytontheatreguild.org

Directed by K.L.Storer

Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life — and what happens when the wheels come off.

Casting Requirements:

  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • A résumé and headshot are not required but are appreciated.
  • Please provide a list of all known conflicts.

Character breakdowns:

  • Sharon — 54 year-old woman (race/ethnicity open)
    Sharon is not naive but she has lived a stereotypical, normal, Midwestern, middle-class life with little sense of adventure. She’s still a little wounded and disillusioned by her recent divorce. Her craving for adventure is awoken by the introduction of Robyn into her life.
  • Robyn — 56 year-old woman (race/ethnicity open)
    Robyn is a more worldly woman with a darker past who is trying to turn over a new leaf. She has a tinge of cynicism coming from hard knocks.

*(actors need to be able to play these ages rather than actually *be* these ages)

Rehearsal are on the following overall schedule of Apr 19-May 26*
(usually Mon-Thu)
Sat, May 29 will be the Tech rehearsal
Performance will be shot June 1-4 (Tue-Fri)
*First two weeks on Zoom
Covid protocols will be followed for all in-person work

For more information please contact K.L.Storer — kl.storer@daytontheatreguild.org

The show will stream on-line through BookTix in six separate streaming events June 24-27

  • Thu, June 24 – 7:00 pm
  • Fri, June 25 – 8:00 pm
  • Sat, June 26 – 3:00 pm
  • Sat, June 26 – 8:00 pm
  • Sun, June 27 – 3:00 pm
  • Sun, June 27 – 8:00 pm

*This show contains adult language and situations

THE ROOMMATE is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

http://www.daytontheatreguild.org/

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