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Virtual Enrichment Workshop Instructors Needed by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoThe Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is now seeking instructors for Virtual Enrichment Workshops to be conducted in the late winter and spring, 2021.

The new Enrichment Workshop program is designed to provide entry-level immersive exploration of different elements of theatre-making for beginner-level adult participants.

The Playhouse seeks instructors for a variety of subjects, ranging from performance to writing and technical specialties in theatre. Instructors will be working professionals, experienced in teaching workshops with beginners.

Click here for a detailed position description.

How to Apply
Applicants should apply by Jan. 17, 2021, by submitting their resume, preferred workshop subjects and three references via this link.

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Off the Grid and Outreach Tour Auditions Announced at Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoWe are accepting video audition submissions from non-Equity actors for performance opportunities through our Off the Grid and Outreach Tour engagement programs. Performance opportunities include:

  • Rehearsal and video recording of a school outreach tour (Dragons Love Tacos), which will be presented virtually
  • Live and virtual interactive events
  • Site-specific immersive theatre performances
  • Virtual plays

Deadline to Submit Audition: Jan. 10, 2021

Rates:

  • Outreach Tour: $500 per week for two weeks. Rehearsals will occur March. 8 – 18, filming on March 19. Fittings are required prior to rehearsals starting.
  • Off the Grid (Interactive, virtual and immersive performances): An hourly rate will be provided when called back for shows.

Health and Safety: The Playhouse health and safety plans are in accordance with guidelines outlined by the CDC and the State of Ohio.

Audition Process: To be considered, submit a video audition by Jan. 10, 2021. Actors will be invited to Zoom call-backs on a show-by-show basis.

General Audition Material: Please prepare two contrasting, contemporary monologues. The audition should be no longer than three minutes total. Videos, headshots and resumes should be submitted here.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Public Radio Bring A CHRISTMAS CAROL to the Radio

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Bruce Cromer as Ebenezer Scrooge. Photo by Mikki Schaffner.

Bruce Cromer to perform one-actor version airing Dec. 23 and 24 

CINCINNATI (Dec. 2, 2020)  – Even in this season of the pandemic, certain holiday traditions must continue! Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Public Radio have joined to bring listeners A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play. Bruce Cromer, who plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the Playhouse’s annual production, will take to the radio for an intimate tour-de-force as he performs all the roles in this one-man version. Sponsored by Macy’s, it will air on 91.7 WVXU and 88.5 WMUB at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23 and 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

“Until it is safe to bring back the full ensemble for the Playhouse’s annual production, we invite the community to celebrate the spirit of the holidays from the comfort of home with A Christmas Carol on the radio,” said Blake Robison, artistic director at the Playhouse. “Bruce Comer is beloved as Scrooge, and now we’ll get to experience his immense talent and this holiday favorite in an imaginative new way.”

Playing all the characters in this special audio version of A Christmas Carol, Cromer will bring to life the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge, who famously hates the holidays and undergoes a miraculous transformation when four ghosts visit him one fateful Christmas Eve.

Recorded at Cincinnati Public Radio’s Corbett Studio by audio engineer Rick Andress and featuring sound design by Matthew M. Nielson, A Christmas Carol will air twice this season: at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 23 and 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Listeners near and far can enjoy this holiday gift on-air at 91.7 WVXU and 88.5 WMUB; streaming on wvxu.org; by downloading the free mobile app; or by telling your smart speakers to PLAY WVXU. The audio will be archived on wvxu.org for additional listening during the holidays.

The Playhouse cancelled its annual production of A Christmas Carol due to the challenges of performing a large-scale production during the pandemic. This would have been the 30th anniversary production.

Cincinnati Public Radio is home to classical music on 90.9 WGUC, and local/national/world news on 91.7 WVXU and 88.5 WMUB. Cincinnati Public Radio is a locally operated non-profit media organization proud to be an NPR member station.

A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play is sponsored by Macy’s. 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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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Announce Update on 2020-21 Seasons

PIP_logoCINCINNATI – Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company today issued a joint announcement that they are unfortunately cancelling their upcoming holiday productions and postponing the re-opening of their mainstage seasons of plays until fall of 2021. Instead, both theatres are planning to bring the community a slate of virtual performances, socially distanced special events and educational programming.

CSC_logoThis decision helps ensure a healthy return in the fall of 2021. The safety and well-being of patrons, artists and staff is of the utmost importance. Additionally, the plays and musicals produced for their mainstage seasons take substantial resources and represent much greater financial risk if forced to cancel due to a COVID-19 spike or positive case.

News releases from each theatre with additional details on their individual plans can be found at the following links:

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company

Both theatres previously announced a delayed season, which was to kick-off with a holiday show and feature a line-up of plays to run January – July 2021.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company are supported by the generosity of almost 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community campaign. The Ohio Arts Council helps funds them with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Cancels One-Actor Version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Postpones the Mainstage Season of Plays Until Fall 2021

PIP_logoSpecial events, virtual performances and educational programs still planned

CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park today announced that the one-actor version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL has been cancelled, and the mainstage subscription season will be postponed until Fall of 2021 with some of the shows expected to return. The Playhouse will instead present a series of special events on selected weekends with socially distanced seating in the Marx Theatre, as well as its Off the Grid Series and continued educational programming.

The Playhouse Presents will bring a series of special events featuring nationally recognized theatre artists to the Marx Theatre on selected weekends with socially distanced seating. The series kicks-off Nov. 20 to 22 with A NIGHT OF JOY WITH DANIEL BEATY. The Playhouse has previously produced two of Beaty’s acclaimed solo plays: THROUGH THE NIGHT (which featured Beaty) and MR. JOY. Additional events will be announced later.

The City of Cincinnati and State of Ohio approved the Playhouse to open at 30 percent audience capacity. However, the plays and musicals produced for the mainstage season require dozens of artists and staff to work in very close quarters indoors for extended periods of time. Even with comprehensive safety protocols in place, full productions are in perpetual risk of being shut down due to a COVID-19 spike or positive case.

“This decision helps ensure our healthy return in the fall of 2021, while still offering some inspirational, alternative programming at the Playhouse,” explained Blake Robison, artistic director. “Weekend special events require less time and risk to present, and this makes them a better option in the current environment. We plan to be very busy bringing our community virtual and socially distanced ways to experience live theatre in the coming months.”

In addition to The Playhouse Presents, other plans to date include:

  • Off the Grid: Off the Grid creates immersive theatrical experiences. It continues this fall with the previously announced schedule of virtual and socially distanced events, including the sold-out Children of the Corn Maze on Oct. 24 and Nancy Brew Zoom Dunnit on Nov. 12. More events will be announced for winter and spring 2021.
  • Virtual Outreach Touring Plays: A professionally filmed production of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is currently available. SNOWY DAY will be filmed for release in January 2021 as well as DRAGONS LOVE TACOS in the spring, which may also have live performances if it is safe to do so at that time.
  • Virtual Education Programs: A robust curriculum of virtual workshops for schools is already online, and more content will be added to it throughout the fall. Schools can access the workshops with an Education Membership.
  • Directing the Future: The Capital Campaign is in the home stretch and ground-breaking on Moe and Jack’s Place – The Rouse Theatre is expected sometime in early 2021. Opening is still slated for Fall 2022.

For more information on The Playhouse Presents and other programming, visit cincyplay.com. An announcement of the 2021-22 season will come later and will include some previously announced shows from the 2020-21 season, subject to timing and availability. The hope is to bring back the full production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL in 2021.

The safety and well-being of patrons, artists and staff is of the utmost importance at the special events and other activities planned. As such, the Playhouse has developed a comprehensive safety plan which follows all measures required by the City of Cincinnati, the State of Ohio and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Those measures will include intense cleaning, hand-sanitizing stations, social distancing, and other safety protocols. Patrons will also be required to wear masks. All
events are subject to change or cancellation based on revised guidelines from the City or the State.

Tickets for current subscribers and other ticketholders will be automatically rolled over to the 2021-22 season, and subscribers who renewed will continue to save their regular seats. All subscribers and other ticketholders will be contacted directly with details and the process for alternate options. For more information, visit cincyplay.com.

Seasonal support of education and outreach programming is provided by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. 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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