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2021-2022 Season Announced by Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative

CPI_logoMore fun than a Focus Group! Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI) is delighted to announce its 2021-2022 New Voices Season of Staged Readings, which will be performed at the Fifth Third Theater on Tuesday Nights at 7 p.m. starting in September. Because of the COVID theater shutdown an extra show was added in December this year! Come give our playwrights your feedback after the show to help them develop their plays into staged productions!

The selected playwrights and their works are:

  • September 14, 2021
    UNFINISHED BUSINESS
    A full-length play written by Susan and Doug Decatur
  • October 12, 2021
    THE STANDS and AT THE EDGE OF THE LIGHT
    Two One Act Plays written by Eric Thomas and Chris Bishop     
  • November 9, 2021
    PLANTING GRAMDA
    A full-length play written by Liz Coley
  • December 7, 2021
    A WITNESS
    A full-length play written by Jordan Henry
  • January 11, 2022
    THE CIRCLE
    A full-length play written by Michael DiFrancesco
  • February 22, 2022
    A COUPLE WALKS INTO A BAR…
    A full-length play written Gray Shaw
  • March 22, 2022
    THE RESET
    A full-length play written by Ed Clark
  • April 12, 2022
    FOOLSFEST
    A night of eight 10-minute plays just in time for April Foolery! Names and plays TBA.

Tickets are just $10 each and can be purchased online at www.cincinnatiarts.org or by calling the box office at 513.721.3344.

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FOOLSFEST Postponed at Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative

CPI_logoOur board of directors under the guidance from the CAA (Cincinnati Arts Association) has cancelled our April staged readings for FOOLSFEST.

We are looking for a date to reschedule this event later in the year. Thank you to all the playwrights, actors and directors for your understanding and support of our decision to follow the state guidelines on keeping people safe.

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FOOLSFEST on April 14

CPI_logoFOOLSFEST
Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
April 14
Aronoff Center Fifth Third Bank Theatre [Downtown]

Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI) presents its spring ten-minute play festival.

  • Tue, April 14 at 7:30pm

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OUR WORLD and THE REWRITE on March 10

CPI_logoOUR WORLD and THE REWRITE
Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
March 10
Aronoff Center Fifth Third Bank Theatre [Downtown]

Three related scenes — Bang, BangAisle 3, Seat 7Thoughts & Prayers — under the umbrella title OUR WORLD comprise the first part. The plays by Jim Flavin add up to tragedy emanating from our country’s besetting sin of greed.

The evening’s Part Two is Gray Shaw’s THE REWRITE, which is just what the title says it is.  A playwright constantly tinkers with his work, frustrating his characters and pushing them toward comedic rebellion.

  • Tue, March 10 at 7:30pm

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ANGELS on Feb. 25

CPI_Angels logoANGELS
Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative
Feb. 25
Aronoff Center Fifth Third Bank Theatre [Downtown]

The ‘angels’ who are the title characters in Michael Oppenheim’s play are hospital personnel desperately trying to keep focus on patients and their healing in the face of budget-slashing administrators who look upon the bodies of the sick as commodities, matters of profit and loss.  The health heroes come across as kind of latter-day M*A*S*H medics, battling overwork, fatigue and budgetary assault with humor and compassion.

  • Feb. 25 at 7:30pm

Official page | Facebook event |

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