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Local Equity Auditions at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoAnnual Local Equity Principal Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be holding their Local Equity Principal Auditions on March 27, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. We will be seeing Equity members and Equity Membership Candidates. Non-union/Non-EMC actors are asked to submit their photo and resume for consideration.

To schedule an appointment, contact Playhouse at 513-345-2242 during the hours of 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. We will be scheduling appointments by phone only during these stated hours.

One or two (contrasting) monologue(s) not to exceed three minutes, OR, for musical audition, one monologue and one song not to exceed three minutes. If interested in a musical audition, please schedule an afternoon audition slot. An accompanist will be provided between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Clearly marked music will be required for the accompanist. No pre-recorded music please. Please bring a headshot and resume.



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Cincinnati Playhouse Off the Hill Tour Presents THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE

PIP_The Lion the With and the Wardrobe promoThe magic of Narnia comes to Cincinnati communities April 7

(CINCINNATI) Cincinnati Playhouse’s popular Off the Hill series explores the magical land of Narnia with THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, touring community centers throughout greater Cincinnati from April 7 to May 26.  Combining inventive staging with playful performances, the beloved C.S. Lewis novel becomes a play the whole family will enjoy.

Click here for the most up to date schedule.

The adaptation by Le Clanché du Rand introduces audiences to a vast array of C.S. Lewis’ classic literary characters played by two casts of two actors from the Playhouse’s 2016-17 Bruce E. Coyle Acting Intern Company, including Richard Buchanan, Ernaijsa Curry, Tatum Hunter and Taha Mandviwala.

Brian Isaac Phillips, Artistic Director of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, is directing the play. “The thing that excites me the most about working with the team is the variety of imaginations coming together to work on the same story,” says Phillips. “The script is minimal in what it demands, but it inspires many different takes on how to tell the story. I was first exposed to this story in elementary school. My hope is that our production will be an introduction for a new generation and make the same lasting impression.”

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE tells the story of Narnia, beginning when the Pevensie children are taken to Professor Digory Kirke’s house in the height of the Blitz during World War II. Though they’ve escaped the dangers that lurk over London, England, the siblings grow bored in the quiet house. Trying to make the most of their dreary situation, their adventures begin with an innocent game of hide-and-seek. Lucy Pevensie stumbles upon a land she never could have dreamed of when she chooses a lone wardrobe as a hiding place from her siblings.

The original C.S. Lewis novel was published in 1950 after the tough times of the war ended. Lewis takes the audience’s imaginations to their full capacities with mythical characters, including fauns, dwarves and talking lions. The adaptation begins with Lucy and Peter talking about what happened to them in Narnia. Lucy then prompts Peter to share their experiences with the audience.

With only two actors and a traveling set, the show is a performance in trunk-style theatre, with wardrobe and props emerging from a single place throughout the show. Even very young children are able to see themselves in the characters, as the structure of this adaptation mimics children at play.

Daunielle Rasmussen, Director of Education and Community Engagement says, “This adaptation will be a completely magical experience for little ones. It definitely meets them on their level because the way that our team is going to play is how they play: with their imaginations.”

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE is the third and final Playhouse Off the Hill production for the 2016-17 season. The Playhouse Off the Hill series is supported by The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation and John C. Griswold Foundation. To see where this play is touring near you, visit cincyplay.com.

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Premieres Coming-of-Age Story from an Exciting Up-and-Coming Playwright

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ALL THE ROADS HOME explores three generations of women March 25 to April 23

(CINCINNATI) — Cincinnati audiences will discover an exciting new voice in American theatre with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s latest world premiere, ALL THE ROADS HOME by Jen Silverman, which runs from March 25 through April 23 in the Shelterhouse Theatre.

The play is a coming-of-age story that follows three generations of women in the 1950s, 1970s and today as they wrestle with their own half-buried dreams and desires along with the legacies they inherit from their mothers’ choices. Original music with lyrics by Silverman connects each woman’s generation as their lives weave together.

Jen Silverman, whose work has been produced off-Broadway, as part of the Humana Festival and at regional theatres across the country, tells a poignant tale of teenager Madeleine, who  runs away to New York with hopes of becoming a dancer in the 1950s; Madeleine’s headstrong daughter Max, a wannabe cowboy who rebels against the same small-town Massachusetts life that drove her mother away; and Max’s daughter Nix, who  travels the country as a musician, chasing a fantasy that may or may not be her own. As the daughters face the ripple effect of their mothers’ choices, they wrestle with their own half-buried dreams and desires.

Silverman tells Playbill, “I think each woman comes up against a moment where they either have to choose to sort of step outside of expectation and possibly destroy a life that has been built up for them or they have to choose to let go of it and step back into their lives. The play is examining that whichever choice you make, that is how you hand to your children your unfulfilled longings and your unfulfilled dreams, and I think those things just imprint themselves in your DNA.”

Directed by Lee Sunday Evans, the casting further highlights the play’s universality. In this production, each of the women is played by an actress of a different ethnicity, giving audiences a sense that the play represents everyone. Another unifying element is each woman’s pursuit of self-actualization. Based on the social and economic mores of each time period, each of these women had different ideas about what life choices were available to them. Final character Nix’s music is a culmination of each of woman’s pursuit of full, authentic self-expression.

Playhouse Artistic Director Blake Robison fell in love with ALL THE ROADS HOME the first time he read the script. “I cared about these women and their choices tremendously,” he says. “While representing three distinct generations, they share common desires to break free from the baggage they carry and individualize themselves apart from the relationships they have with their parents. The language of the play and the stories being told are theatrically provocative while deeply relatable.”

In a recent profile, American Theatre called this “the year of Silverman.” In the current theatrical season alone, she has plays appearing on stages in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.; Costa Mesa and San Francisco, California; and off-Broadway.

“Jen is part of a new generation of very exciting and accomplished playwrights taking over American theatre,” Blake adds.

Tickets for ALL THE ROADS HOME start at $35; prices vary depending on seat location and performance day and are subject to change. Tickets for teens and students are $30. Student tickets are just $15 on the day of the show. Sunday is College Night, with tickets to all 7 p.m. performances just $10. In addition to calling the Box Office (513-421-3888), tickets can also be purchased by visiting the Playhouse website at www.cincyplay.com.

ALL THE ROADS HOME is sponsored by Bartlett & Co. Artist sponsor is Atkins & Pierce. Design sponsor is Playhouse Pride, which is offering a special Pride performance on Friday, April 21 with partial proceeds benefitting PFLAG, a non-profit organization of volunteers who offer support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals, families and friends.

The season sponsor of new work is the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Foundation. Additional new play development support provided by The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and The National Endowment for the Arts.

The 2016-17 Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre season is presented by Heidelberg Distributing Co., and the season design sponsor is the Allan Berliant and Jennie Rosenthal Berliant Family Fund.

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.

Cast: Tina Chilip as Max/Cathy/Mercy, Rebecca S’Manga Frank as Madeleine/Ade, Tramell Tillman as Michael/Phoenix/Trace, Libby Winters as Nix/Teacher/Dolly Parton/Julia

Directed by Lee Sunday Evans.

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Assistant Camp Coordinator Needed at Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoCincinnati 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 an Assistant Camp Coordinator for our 2017 Summer Theatre Day Camp.

The Assistant Camp Coordinator assists in facilitation of all aspects of the day to day of camp including; check-in and check-out, parent communication, materials and room prep, implementing the staff break plan, and class rotations. She/he is instrumental in creating and maintaining a positive and exciting camp environment. Ideal candidates have completed or are working towards a college degree, have experience working with children and are enthusiastic about summer camps. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain all paperwork including check-in/out sheets, name tags and group rosters for each week
  • Direct parent communication during camp
  • Assist daily check-in/out process
  • Process and turn in all injury reports
  • Prep classrooms each week
  • Implement break and class rotation schedule
  • Trouble shoot challenges as they come up

Training/Prep Time: May 29-June 9, 9:00am-1:00pm
Camp dates: June 12-July 1 and July 10-28
Mid camp prep week: July 7, 9:00am-5:00pm (Off July 3-6)
Camp Hours:
9:00a-6:00p, Monday-Friday
Pay Rate: $10/hour

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Supervise students in the after-care program
  • Oversee camper check-out every day
  • Lead afternoon assembly with counselors
  • Provide supervision during snack, breaks and lunch
  • Assess behavioral issues and alert the appropriate staff member to get involved
  • Cover in classes as needed
  • Maintain a positive and team-focused atmosphere


  • Close the building and rooms each evening
  • Assist with lunch area set up each day and tear down
  • Assist with staff and class rotation schedule
  • Maintain parent communication throughout each week
  • Clean up rooms at end of each day
  • Organize the front of house logistics for showcase performances
  • Create name tags, group rosters, group signs, etc. for each week
  • Ensure check-in is ready for the next day’s camp
  • Prep supplies for classes each week
  • Oversee room turn over for each week
  • Maintain daily schedule and camp staff board updates
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Write up injury reports for students and turn in to the Education Coordinator
  • Manage basic injury and ailment needs
  • Clean up spills and mitigate any safety concerns as they arise
  • Report potential issues to the Summer Camp Program Manager


  • Experience working with children
  • Experience with administrative processes preferred
  • Currently attending college, graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree, or commensurate experience.
  • Good email communication skills
  • Experience with customer service
  • Organized and able to solve problems quickly and positively


  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, 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 and the employee is required to regularly talk and hear.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

For more information, go to cincyplay.com and click on the Employment tab.

To apply: Please send a resume and three references to Daunielle Rasmussen, Director of Education and Community Engagement at Daunielle.rasmussen@cincyplay.com. No calls please.

Application Deadline: March 19, 2017

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IT Director Needed at Playhouse in the Park

PIP_logoCincinnati 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.

Job Title: Director of Information Technology

Position Overview:
The Information Technology Director is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all IT functions. This includes directing all IT operations to meet internal and external customer requirements as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical solutions. Provide system-level support of multi-user operating systems, hardware and software tools, including installation, configuration, maintenance, and support of these systems. Identify alternatives for optimizing computer systems resources.

Reports to: Managing Director (primary) and Artistic Director (secondary)

Direct Reports: Network Administrator

Position Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the IT department including helpdesk, network, telecommunications, infrastructure, application development, and CRM/ticketing application.
  • Develop and establish IT Standards, procedures, and policies, including Service Level Agreements.
  • Research, plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade operating systems.
  • Research, plan, install, configure, troubleshoot, maintain and upgrade hardware and software interfaces with the operating system. Analyse and evaluate present or proposed business procedures or problems to define data processing needs.
  • Research and recommend hardware and software development, purchase, and use.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware, software, and connectivity problems, including user access and component configuration.
  • Install, configure, and upgrade server system hardware and peripherals to include: network cards, printers, modems, mice and add-in boards.
  • Write and maintain system documentation.
  • Conduct technical research on system upgrades to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current system.
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed by the network.
  • Manage staff and business relationships with third party IT contractors.
  • Act as a member of senior staff to aid in strategic planning for the betterment of the Playhouse.
  • Develop and maintain the IT budget, including assessing, recommending, and implementing IT purchases.
  • Evaluate new technologies that will benefit/streamline workflow of other departments and save on budget expenses.
  • Maintain disaster recovery plan.
  • Leverage technology in a fiscally responsible manner.

Technical Competencies:

  • VMWare environment and VMWare View/UEM required.
  • Cisco Networking required.
  • Office 365 and Sharepoint Online required.
  • Windows Server/Desktop required.
  • Dynamics GP; Microsoft SQL; Cisco Unified Communications including CCX; and Microsoft Windows certificates are highly desirable.

Education and Experience:

  • Proven experience as an IT Director or similar role – minimum 6 years.
  • Experience in analysis, implementation and evaluation of IT systems and their specifications.
  • Sound understanding of computer systems (hardware/software), networks etc.
  • Good troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work within tight time constraints while under pressure.
  • Experience in controlling an information technology budget.
  • Excellent organizational, project management and leadership skills.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • BSc/BA in computer science, engineering or relevant field or equivalent experience; MSc/MA will be a plus.
  • Demonstrated interest in the Theatre/Arts a plus.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
  • The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, and walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

To Apply:
Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to ITRecruiter@cincyplay.com by March 17, 2017. No phone calls please.

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