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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Appoints New Association Artists

PIP_logoCINCINNATI (May 20,2019)–Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Artistic Director Blake Robison announced today the appointment of Karen Zacarías and Nicole A. Watson as new Associate Artists for the theatre. They will join Wendy C. Goldberg on the Playhouse artistic team, working closely with Robison on season planning, new play development and community engagement.

“During my first season, I announced the Associate Artist model to bring a diversity of background, experience and viewpoint to the Playhouse,” says Robison. “I’m excited about the perspectives that Wendy, Karen and Nicole will bring to our artistic team.”

The Playhouse’s Associate Artist program broadens the scope of its artistry by inviting diverse, nationally recognized artists to participate fully in the life of the institution. Previous Associate Artists include Timothy Douglas, KJ Sanchez, Eric Ting and Michael Evan Haney.

“The program has been a success at every level. Our community is much richer for the contributions of these talented artists,” says Robison. “I can’t wait for Cincinnati to get to know Wendy, Nicole and Karen even better throughout the 2019-20 season.”

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Wendy Goldberg.

Goldberg has spent 20 years leading the foremost programs in the development, direction and the production of new works for the American theatre. As Artistic Director of the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for 15 seasons, under Goldberg’s tenure, the O’Neill was awarded the 2010 Regional Tony Award. Her directing credits include multiple productions at Goodman Theatre, the Guthrie Theater, Actors Theater of Louisville, Denver Center, Center Stage and Arena Stage among others. During the 2019-20 Playhouse season, Goldberg will direct The Lifespan of a Fact, running in the Marx Theatre Oct. 19 – Nov. 16, 2019. Previously for the Playhouse, she directed the world premiere production of Leveling Up in 2013, Circle Mirror Transformation in 2015, and Doubt and Durango in 2008.

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Nicole Watson.

Watson is the Associate Artistic Director at Round House Theatre. For the Playhouse, Watson directed the acclaimed 2017 production of Mr. Joy and recently directed a New York City workshop of The West End by Keith Josef Adkins, which was commissioned by the theatre. Other credits include Sweat by Lynn Nottage (Asolo Repertory Theatre), Dominique Morisseau’s Skeleton Crew (Baltimore Center Stage) and Colman Domingo’s Dot (Playmakers Repertory Company). She has worked with organizations such as the Lark Play Development Center, The Playwrights Center, The Tribeca Film Institute, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Fire This Time Festival, New Dramatists and the Public Theater.

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Karen Zacarias.

Zacarías was recently hailed by American Theatre as one of the 10 most produced playwrights in the United States. Her play Native Gardens was commissioned by and had its world premiere at the Playhouse in 2016 and went on to become one of American Theatre’s Top 10 Most Produced Plays of the 2018-19 season. The Playhouse also produced her work The Book Club Play in 2013. Zacarías will be in residence in Cincinnati during the 2019-20 season during the production of her play Destiny of Desire, running in the Marx Theatre Feb. 29 – March 28, 2020. Her award-winning plays also include The Copper Children, Legacy of Light, Mariela in the Desert and The Sins of Sor Juana.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation.

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Children Auditions Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoCINCINNATI (May 13, 2019)—Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will hold auditions for children interested in performing in the theatre’s 2019 production of the annual holiday favorite, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the season opener, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. The auditions take place June 29 and 30 at the Cincinnati Playhouse in Mt. Adams.

For A CHRISTMAS CAROL, nine area children will be cast to fill speaking and non-speaking parts in the show. Roles are available for boys and girls 8 to 13 years old. Additionally, a boy aged 6 to 8 years old will be cast as Tiny Tim. To be eligible, children must not turn 14 before Dec. 31, 2019. Children of all races and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

For ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, the Playhouse will audition girls for Little Ti Moune. The role calls for a young actress of Black/African descent, who is 9 to 12 years old and is energetic, confident, funny and sweet. She must have a strong vocal range of E Flat above C to D Flat 2 above C.

Interested children must be available for all rehearsals of the production, most of which are scheduled around school hours. Children must also be available for all performances, which are scheduled Tuesdays through Sundays, and include some weekday student and public matinees. Performance dates are available on the Playhouse website. All roles receive compensation.

All auditions will be held at the Playhouse, located in Eden Park at the edge of Mt. Adams, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202.

For full information about the production, as well as details about audition scheduling and submitting, visit the Employment section on the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park website at https://cincyplay.com/employment.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation.

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Education Associate Producer Sought by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoCincinnati Playhouse in the Park (CPIP) is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

Job Title: Education Associate Producer

Reports to: Director of Education and Community Engagement

Position Overview
The Education Associate Producer is responsible for managing the production, technical and logistical components of the education department’s artistic programming at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. They will work collaboratively with the production department as the education department liaison.. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Act as the Education Department liaison to Company Management, Stage Management and Production Departments
  • Oversee department scheduling and internal communications
  • Serve as Associate Producer and Stage Manager for:
    • Off the Grid performances and events
    • Outreach Tour
    • Summer Performance Academies and camps
    • Community Events
  • Support department programs and projects as assigned
  • Serve as the Program and Road Manager for the Outreach Tour program

This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits. The position requires touring approximately 16 weeks in the season. Evening and weekend hours are regularly required.

Competencies

  • Demonstrated experience as a producer
  • Minimum three years of experience as a Stage Manager
  • Experience with casting preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage and build relationships with individuals, partners, community members, patrons, Board leadership, and Playhouse staff.
  • Energetic, flexible and adaptable, and able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work as an effective and collaborative team member in a fast-paced environment.
  • A strong ethical character and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
  • Proficient with project and event management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Experience with Tessitura a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience teaching and directing youth, event planning and post show discussion facilitation is a plus.

Physical Demands:

  • The employee must be able to lift and/or move 15-20 pounds.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Daunielle Rasmussen
Director of Education and Community Engagement Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
daunielle.rasmussen@cincyplay.com

No phone calls, please.
Deadline to Apply: May 23, 2019

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Grants Manager Sought by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoCincinnati Playhouse in the Park (CPIP) is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

Job Title: Grants Manager

Position Overview
The Grants Manager oversees proposal generation for all grant funders, including corporate and private foundations, government entities, and the Playhouse’s yearly Sustaining Impact Grant submissions to ArtsWave. Additionally, they conduct research, identify prospects, collaborates on the formation of institutional funding strategy and develops profiles on foundation, corporation, and government funding sources. They also prepare reports for submission to funders as necessary to fulfill stated requirements in grant agreements. The Grants Manager is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours as part of department responsibilities are sometimes required.

Reports to: Director of Institutional Giving Position Responsibilities

  • Manages all aspects of the ArtsWave application process, including:
    • Coordination of reporting and surveying needs with marketing, education, production, finance, and other departments to ensure successful data tracking and reporting for ArtsWave’s Blueprint for Collective Action.
    •  Writing the application/interim reports and creating appropriate attachments and infographics that strengthen and support the argument in collaboration with other departments and Executive Staff.
  •  With the Director of Institutional Giving, develops and maintains the annual grant application calendar for all grant proposals and requests.
  •  Manages the Foundation and Government grant program, including identification and cultivation of new prospects, proposal writing, reporting, and grant fulfillment for General Operating, Program, Education, and Capital support. Specific proposals include the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ohio Arts Council, among others.
  •  Maintains grant administration policies and procedures and manages all reporting requirements in accordance with CPIP, funder, state, local, and federal regulations.
  •  Serves as the department’s lead grants researcher, utilizing third-party prospect research software, Guidestar, and other resources to gather intelligence and prepare an ongoing qualified prospect list of foundation and government funders
  •  Manages detailed records on all current funders, both hard copy and electronic, and maintains clear, up-to-date records in Tessitura.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • Exceptional writing skills required.
  • Minimum three years of progressive experience in fundraising, preferably in grant writing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage and build relationships with individuals, corporate donors, foundation representatives, government officials, Board leadership, and Playhouse staff.
  • Energetic, flexible and adaptable, and able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work as an effective and collaborative team member in a fast-paced environment.
  • A strong ethical character and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Experience with Tessitura a plus.
  • Appreciation for the performing arts and theater in particular.
  •  Bachelor’s degree required.

Physical Demands:

  • This position is largely sedentary in an office setting.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move 15-20 pounds.
    Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Bethany Doverspike
Director of Institutional Giving
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
bethany.doverspike@cincyplay.com
No phone calls, please.
Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2019

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Playhouse Pride Night at TINY HOUSES May 31

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Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

Portion of proceeds to benefit Safe and Supported, which works
to end LGBTQIA youth homelessness

Now in its fifth year, Playhouse Pride provides an opportunity for LGBTQIA community members and allies to gather together and enjoy a performance. This year’s event takes place with a performance of TINY HOUSES. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Safe and Supported, a non-profit that works to prevent and end LGBTQIA youth homelessness in Hamilton County.

The full Pride Night package is $90 per person and includes:

  • Pre-show cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m.
  • TINY HOUSES performance at 8 p.m.*
  • Post-show party with open bar and live music
  • Donation to Safe and Supported

Seating in Center or Side A sections, based on availability. Tickets in Side B section are $50 and include post-show party with cash bar and donation to Safe and Supported.

Friday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt Adams Cir, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Playhouse Pride Committee:
Jim Conway, Co-Chair
Julia Wesselkamper, Co-Chair
Jon Alicea, Darrick Beekman John Bruggen, Dean Clevenger, Freeman Durham, Scott Farmer, Nirvani Head, Holly Huttenbauer, Julian Johnson, Alek Lucke, Pam McFarland, Vanessa Melendez, Megan Mitchell, Kathy Nardiello, Nick Puncer, Chase Rickey, Cathy Sarky, Bret Schneider, Daniel Tonozzi, Steve Wanamaker

The Playhouse PRIDE night package is $90 per person, or a $35 upgrade for guests who already have tickets to TINY HOUSES. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit cincyplay.com or call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888 (toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at 800-582-3208). Call 513-345-2248 for Telecommunications Device for the Deaf accessibility. Photos of last year’s event available here.

Sponsors: Julia Wesselkamper, Jim Conway, Jeb and Nirvani Head, Nick Puncer, Bret Schneider and Sean Davis, Blake Robison and Connan Morrissey, Freeman Durham and Dean Clevenger, ArtsWave Connects Pride

Contributing Sponsor: Jeff Thomas Catering

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation.

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