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Education Associate Sought By Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoEDUCATION ASSOCIATE
Job Posting

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park 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.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks to hire a full-time Education Associate. The Education Associate is responsible for the administration, management and teaching of assigned education and community engagement programs at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage the administration of assigned programs
  • Oversee registration and scheduling for programs
  • Manage the implementation of program budget and expenses
  • Teach classes, camps, residencies, and workshops
  • Develop curriculum and teacher guides
  • Plan, schedule, execute and participate in community events
  • Orient and train staff on curriculum, classroom management and partner communication methods

Anticipated Start Date: September 25, 2017 Full time, exempt position with benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Nights and weekends are required for classes and community events. Start times do vary based on scheduled classes and workshops. The schedule is subject to change based on needs of programs.

COMPETENCIES:

  • B.A. in theater or education with a theater concentration or commensurate experience
  • Confident teaching Acting and Improvisation to a wide range of ages
  • Three years teaching experience
  • Experience teaching drama in schools is preferred
  • Administrative experience
  • Experience planning and executing events preferred
  • Experienced user of Microsoft office programs
  • Demonstrated ability to design curriculum

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift up to 25 pounds
  • This position is partially sedentary.
  • The employee is required to regularly talk and hear.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To apply, email cover letter, administrative and theater resumes, three references and a sample lesson plan to Daunielle Rasmussen, Director of Education and Community Engagement at daunielle.rasmussen@cincyplay.com. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2017. No Calls please.

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Cincinnati Playhouse Brings Lavish Romantic Comedy Fit for the Queen to Cincinnati This Fall with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

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Emily Trask as Viola. Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

Smash hit production based on Oscar-winning film opens Sept. 2

CINCINNATI –The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park presents a celebration of passion and poetry in the Marx Theatre beginning Sept. 2 when SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE takes the stage. The beloved, Oscar-winning film comes to life in an extravagant production that’s both wildly funny and irresistibly romantic. The play runs through Sept. 30 in the Marx Theatre.

Twenty actors, one dog, dozens of beautiful period costumes and a full-scale Elizabethan set tell a magical and entertaining story that will delight Shakespeare aficionados and newcomers alike.

“A big, epic production like SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE is what the Playhouse does best,” explains Blake Robison, artistic director and also director of the play. “Though the stage version sticks closely to the original screenplay, this is a story that belongs on stage.”

The stage production, which was a smash hit at its world premiere in London’s West End, is based on the film that imagines William Shakespeare with writer’s block. He’s on a deadline to write a new play for his creditors when he meets his muse, Viola, who aspires to be an actor at a time when a woman was queen but only men could act. Their forbidden romance inspires Shakespeare to write his classic Romeo and Juliet.

For Shakespeare fans, part of the show’s fun is identifying the script’s many allusions to the playwright’s other classic works and recognizing the historical figures, including Christopher Marlowe, Richard Burbage and Queen Elizabeth I, who make appearances in this speculative story. But Robison says its combination of romance, comedy and adventure also offers a unique invitation to Shakespearean novices.

“This production is great for adults and teens alike,” Robison explains. “It’s a wonderful way to dip your toe into the vast ocean of Shakespeare’s world. There are snippets of Romeo and Juliet played out before you in verse, but most of the action is in everyday language that is accessible and understandable to everyone.”

TICKETS
Prices for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE start at $35 for preview performances and $40 for regular performances; they vary depending on seat location and performance day and are subject to change. Tickets for teens and students are $30 and $45 depending on seat location. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show. Plus, Sunday is College Night, with tickets to all 7:00 p.m. performances just $10. In addition to calling the Box Office, tickets can also be purchased by visiting the Playhouse website at www.cincyplay.com. Please note: There are no public evening performances on Sept. 3, Sept. 24 and Sept. 27. There is no public matinee performance on Sept. 2.

SPONSORS
Production sponsor is U.S. Bank. Design Sponsor is Barbara and Bill Weyand. Honorary Producer is Leon Meyer. Artist Sponsor/Viola de Lesseps is Jenny and David Powell. Artist Sponsor/Will Shakespeare is Rosemary and Mark Schlachter. Artist Sponsor/Queen Elizabeth I is Bahl & Gaynor Investment Council. The Robert S. Marx Theatre Season is presented by Schueler Group. Season Sponsor of New Work is The Rosenthal Foundation and Marx Theatre Season Design Sponsor is Macy’s.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of more than 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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

SHAKESPEARE ACROSS THE ARTS – Panel Discussion
Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in Over-the-Rhine
Cincinnati is poised to celebrate William Shakespeare in more ways than one, with a season full of opportunities to enjoy the most performed playwright in history. The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is partnering with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to host a conversation that will highlight leaders from local artistic organizations about interpreting the Bard across varying disciplines. They will discuss the challenges of translating his text through their own artistic lenses.

Featured panelists:

  • Blake Robison, Artistic Director, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Playhouse
  • Brian Isaac Phillips, Producing Artistic Director, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
  • Victoria Morgan, Artistic Director, Cincinnati Ballet
  • D. Lynn Meyers, Producing Artistic Director, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
  • Whitney Owens, Chief Learning Officer, Cincinnati Museum Center

The event takes place on Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s new Otto M. Budig Theater in Over-the-Rhine. It is free and open to the public, but a reservation is required by calling the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888. The Playhouse Perspectives series is supported by a generous grant from Roderick and Barbara Barr.

WINE PAIRING DINNERS
Offered before each Friday evening performance
Join us before Friday evening performances of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE for a special wine pairing dinner with wine distributed by Heidelberg Distributing Company. Four-course dinners start at 6 p.m and cost $35 per person. For the menu and to reserve your dinner, call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888, or visit cincyplay.com.

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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Runs Sept. 2-30

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Emily Trask as Viola. Photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Sept. 2-30
Marx Theatre [Eden Park]

Directed by Blake Robison

The beloved, Oscar-winning film comes to life onstage in an extravagant production that’s both wildly funny and irresistibly romantic. Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block… the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he’s in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. Against a bustling backdrop of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece, Romeo and Juliet. Critically adored after its premiere on London’s West End, this exuberant romantic comedy will make you believe in love above all. Advisory: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE is better suited for adults and teenage audiences. The cheeky humor of the show may seem innocent and refined, but it also contains sexual situations and mature themes related to blooming romance, theatrical ego and mildly tortured artistic souls.

  • In preview Sat, Sept. 2 at 8pm & Sun, Sept. 3 at 2pm
  • In preview, Tue-Wed, Sept. 5-6 at 7:30pm
  • Thu, Sept. 7 at 730pm
  • Fri, Sept. 8 at 8pm
  • Sat, Sept. 9 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 10 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, Sept. 12-14 at 730pm
  • Fri, Sept. 15 at 8pm
  • Sat, Sept. 16 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 17 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Tue-Thu, Sept. 19-21 at 730pm
  • Fri, Sept. 22 at 8pm
  • Sat, Sept. 23 at 4pm & 8pm
  • Sun, Sept. 24 at 2pm
  • Tue, Sept. 26 at 730pm
  • Wed, Sept. 27 at 1pm & 730pm
  • Thu, Sept. 28 at 730pm
  • Fri, Sept. 29 at 8pm
  • Sat, Sept. 30 at 4pm & 8pm

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House Assistant/Parking Attendants Positions Available at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoPOSITION: House Assistant/Parking Attendants

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park 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.

Position Overview:  House Assistants/Parking Attendants must be self-motivated individuals who are capable of working in a fast-paced, exciting entertainment environment and communicate effectively with patrons, volunteers, and in-house staff while positively representing the face of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Reports to:  House Staff Supervisors

Position Responsibilities:  Pre-show set up, assisting with volunteer usher assignments, trouble-shooting seating issues, tabulating house counts, completing appropriate forms, working as parking assistant as needed, and additional duties as deemed necessary for individual productions.

This is a seasonal, part-time position in which Candidates will be required to work outside normal business hours, including evenings and weekends.

Skills needed:  An ideal candidate has excellent people skills with strong organizational skills, solid interpersonal/communication skills, is a team player, and able to handle the stress of customer service well.

Physical Requirements:  Able to handle light physical labor (lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 25 lbs.).  Candidate will be required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Must be able to negotiate stairs (up and down) without assistance.

All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Suann Pollock, General Manager at suann.pollock@cincyplay.com or to same c/o Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH  45202

Deadline for applications:  August 18, 2017

Suann Pollock
General Manager

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Single Tickets for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s 2017-2018 Season on Sale July 31

PIP_logoCINCINNATI – Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will release all single tickets for the 2017-18 season for sale on Monday, July 31, including tickets for the 27th annual production of the beloved classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and the much- anticipated SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE production, which opens the season on Sept. 2.

pip_shakespeare-in-love-promoOhio’s only two-time Tony Award-winning theatre boasts productions that are both nationally recognized and locally crafted, featuring actors, directors and designers who regularly work on and off Broadway and at other leading professional theatres across the country. The Playhouse presents all regular season productions in its iconic Eden Park location.

Marx Theatre Season
Presented by Schueler Group
Season Sponsor of New Work: The Rosenthal Foundation
Design Sponsor: Macy’s

The Playhouse’s 58th season features:

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Music by Paddy Cunneen
Directed by Blake Robison
Sept. 2 – 30, 2017

The beloved, Oscar-winning film comes to life on stage in an extravagant production that’s both wildly funny and irresistibly romantic.

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
By Simon Stephens
Adapted from the novel by Mark Haddon
Directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge
Oct. 14 – Nov. 11, 2017

Winner of five Tony Awards, this Broadway smash hit puts you inside the brilliant mind of a boy who sees the world as most of us can only imagine.

First Financial Bank presents
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Howard Dallin
Directed by Michael Evan Haney
Nov. 22 – Dec. 30, 2017

This joyous, time-honored production returns for its 27th season with a cast of nearly 30 actors, elaborate costumes and thrilling special effects.

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18, 2018

The electrifying Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet brings you inside the recording studio to relive the evening of December 4, 1956.

Leading Ladies presents
MARIE AND ROSETTA
By George Brandt
Directed by Neil Pepe
March 3 – 31, 2018

This “play with music” chronicles gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe’s first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare for a tour that would establish them as one of the great duet teams in musical history.

Ken Ludwig’s
TREASURE ISLAND
Adapted from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Blake Robison
April 21 – May 19, 2018

Set sail on the journey of a lifetime, complete with cutthroat pirates, a treasure map and a courageous boy entangled in a dangerous swashbuckling expedition.

Thompson Shelterhouse Season
Presented by Heidelberg Distributing Company
Season Sponsor of New Work: The Rosenthal Foundation
Design Sponsor: Allan Berliant and Jennie Rosenthal Berliant Family Fund

MR. JOY
By Daniel Beaty
Directed by Nicole A. Watson
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22, 2017

Through the lens of nine of Mr. Joy’s customers – all brought to life by one actress – we learn the subtly profound and unassuming impact the Mr. Joy, a Harlem shoe shop owner, had on each of their lives.

Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
Nov. 4 – Dec. 17, 2017

Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx.

BE HERE NOW
By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Feb. 9 – March 11, 2018

Two lost souls come together under most unusual circumstances in this deeply insightful and charmingly funny world premiere.

SOONER/LATER
By Allyson Currin
March 24 – April 22, 2018

This captivating world premiere with a metaphysical twist navigates the paths of romance, marriage and parenting while exploring the pains and pleasures of all three.

MURDER FOR TWO
Book and music by Joe Kinosian
Book and lyrics by Kellen Blair
Directed by Paul Mason Barnes
May 5 – June 10, 2018

Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem and mystery guaranteed to keep you guessing – and laughing – until the very last note.

Individual tickets for all shows start at just $35 or $40. Tickets to all 7 p.m. Sunday performances (not including A Christmas Carol) are priced at just $10 for college students with a valid school ID. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show for all other performances.

Discounted ticket prices for children and teens are available for all productions — $30 and $45, depending on show and seat location. Visit the Playhouse website for content and age advisories for each show.

Patrons also can subscribe to all five Marx Theatre or five Thompson Shelterhouse productions for as little as $157.50 or build their own series of four or more shows from either theatre.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Playhouse Box Office at 513-421-3888 (toll-free in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana at (800-582-3208) or visit www.cincyplay.com. Call 513-345-2248 for Telecommunications Device for the Deaf accessibility.

The Playhouse is fully accessible. Audio enhancement receivers, large print programs and complete wheelchair access are available.

The Playhouse is supported by the generosity of more than 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 and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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