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2021-2022 Orchid Awards for The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTALL TOGETHER NOW

  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Linda Abbott and The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Clare Hingsbergen
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Jonathan Andrews
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN VOCAL DIRECTION – Linda Abbott

BRIGHT STAR

  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Dennis Murphy assisted by Amy Eyers and Karen Romero
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Dennis Murphy and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN HOUSE – Tobie Braverman & Karen Romero
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION – Tobie Braverman
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL DIRECTION – Linda Abbott
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Clare Hingsbergen
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Forrest Fairley
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Megan Horton
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Nick Dunker
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Peyton Hahn
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Rob Bucher
  • EXCELLENCE IN MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE – Stefanie Adams
  • EXCELLENCE IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE – The Band
  • EXCELLENCE IN OTHER – Debbie Ward for Blue Ridge Mountain Murals
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL PERFORMANCE QUALITY – Dennis Murphy and the Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Dennis Murphy & Elaine Volker
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Tobie Braverman

FOOLISH FISHGIRLS AND THE PEARL

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – David Radtke
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Holly Sauerbrunn
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Kristy Rucker
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Samantha Timmons
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Rose Vanden Eynden
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Rose Vanden Eynden and Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT DESIGN – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN LIGHT EXECUTION – Amy Waldfogle
  • EXCELLENCE IN OVERALL TECHNICAL QUALITY – Elaine Volker & Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Elaine Volker
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM – Elaine Volker
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – George Hakim
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Tobie Braverman
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – Greg Schaper, Kent Smith & Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Dennis Murphy & Elaine Volker
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Ray Persing
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN – Jason Cox & Rose Vanden Eynden
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND EXECUTION – Jason Cox
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Amy Waldfogle

MAKING GOD LAUGH

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Claire Wagner
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Joe Ward
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Micheal Harris-Kiser
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Rusty Lacy
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Michael L. Morehead
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Elaine Volker
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROGRAM ART – George Hakim
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Elaine Volker and Claire Wagner
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DÉCOR – Betsy Obermeyer
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN SOUND DESIGN – Jason Cox

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED

  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Chris Bishop, Jr.
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Eric Thomas
  • EXCELLENCE IN ACTING IN A PLAY – Peggy Allen
  • EXCELLENCE IN COSTUME DESIGN – Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN DIRECTION – Becky Collins assisted by Betsy Bossart
  • EXCELLENCE IN ENSEMBLE – Becky Collins and The Cast
  • EXCELLENCE IN OTHER – Running Crew/Dressers: Jessie Faye, Sophie Grant & Veronica Thomas
  • EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCING – Jason Cox and Dennis Murphy
  • EXCELLENCE IN PROPERTIES – Elaine Volker and Jessie Faye
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET CONSTRUCTION – C.J. Bossart and Crew
  • EXCELLENCE IN SET DESIGN – C.J. Bossart
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE COMBAT – Jeff Nieman
  • EXCELLENCE IN STAGE MANAGEMENT – Betsy Bossart

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HOME BREW THEATRE Returns to the Drama Workshop Stage

TDW_Home Brew 5 logoLocal playwrights’ work showcased alongside local beer

(Cheviot, Ohio) After a three year hiatus, The Drama Workshop is again presenting Home Brew Theatre, a weekend-long festival of short plays by local playwrights, served up with local beer.

This is the fifth instalment of the festival, and the first since 2019.  It runs just one weekend: June 10, 11 at 8pm and June 12 at 2pm. The production features nine short plays by local playwrights. Each performance will be followed by a “Meet the Artists” reception featuring beer sponsored by Braxton Brewing Company. Audience members are encouraged to meet and toast the authors, directors, and cast members. All performances are at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave. in Cheviot.

Home Brew Theatre was the brainchild of Co-Producer and Artistic Director Clint Bramkamp, and was created to be one of the few opportunities to see short plays in the area. The rise of the ten-minute play as a unique artform can be traced to the 1977 Humana Festival at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. A short play poses unique challenges to the author.  “I enjoy the short format; it makes you stick to the essentials,” Clint said. “In 2016, I suggested doing a program of ten-minute plays to The Drama Workshop, and they adopted the idea.”

Home Brew Theatre has continued to grow over the years, and has become the premier short play festival in Cincinnati. This year’s production selected nine plays from among the record 61 short plays submitted by local playwrights.The plays were read by a committee who selected a shortlist of 17 plays, from which the directors picked the plays they’d like to direct.

The final selections are as follows: (*indicates world premier)

A BEER* by Peter J Stavros. Directed by Becky Collins. Featuring Nathan Huitger, Jimmy Jackson, and Fred Murrell.

FIRST KISS* by Betsy Bossart. Directed by Judy Berrens. Featuring Parker Culp, Peggy McDonald-Allen, and Ana-Grace Rose

GATE EXPECTATIONS* by Christie Bishop. Directed by Jeff Nieman. Featuring Parker Culp, Jeff Nieman, and Tim Rogers.

HEART CONDITION by Eric Thomas. Directed by Judy Berrens. Featuring Aaron Bates, Nicholas Dunker, Jessie Faye, and Micheal Harris Kiser.

MADAME MISTY* by Megan A Jacobs. Directed by Jessie Faye. Featuring Heather Abbott, Peggy McDonald-Allen, Cat Cook and Nathan Huitger

MANHUNT by Teri Foltz. Directed by Betsy Bossart. Featuring Micheal Harris Kiser and Ben Lacy

THE MILE HIGH CLUB* by Arny Stoller. Directed by Amy Eyers. Featuring Peggy McDonald-Allen and Fred Murrell

THE SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT by Christine Charlson. Directed by Greg Hatfield. Featuring Will Christman, Cat Cook, Kiya Fix, Jessie Faye, and Jim Waldfogle.

ZOMBIES ARE TAKING OUR JOBS* by Micheal Hickerson. Directed by Richard Zenk. Featuring Nicholas Dunker, Kiya Fix, Jimmy Jackson, Ben Lacy, Rusty Lacy, Peggy McDonald-Allen.

Nine very different plays from nine authors means there will be something for every taste, including silly comedies (with and without zombies!), compelling dramas and heartfelt romantic plays.

Award-winning local actor Peggy McDonal-Allen is in four of the productions, and welcomes the challenges of the short play. “Being able to convey nuances of your character to the audience in ten minutes is quite a challenge. But that’s part of the fun!”

Local acting legend Jim Waldfogle added, ”The audience gets a great variety of points of view in a bite-size (and very funny) format.”

The Home Brew technical production team is rounded out by pillars of the Cincinnati theatrical community: Jason Cox, Dennis Murphy, Alexa Justice, Clint Bramkamp, Jessie Faye, Sophie Grant, Eric Thomas, Elaine Volker, Chris Eyers and Megan Horton.

Tickets to ‘Home Brew Theatre are $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show. Show dates and times are June 10th and 11th at 8pm, and June 12th at 2pm. Shows frequently sell out, and reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets can be ordered through The Drama Workshop’s ticket line at 513-598.-8303, or ordered online via the TDW website at www.thedramaworkshop.org/tickets

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Cast Announced for FRANCINE’S WILL at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop is pleased to announce the following cast for our upcoming production of FRANCINE’S WILL by Mary Dattilo, directed by Becky Collins and produced by CJ Bossart.

Many thanks to all the talented actors who came out to audition.

ROLE:: ACTOR

  • Arthur Jarvis:: Micheal Harris-Kiser
  • Roxanne Howard:: Clare Hingsbergen
  • Cecily Monroe:: Kathleen McDaniel
  • Lydia Lawson:: Megan Schultheis
  • Stanley Lawson:: Nate Huitger
  • Brenda Lawson:: Kaitlin Schiltz
  • Chester Gregson:: Clint Bramkamp
  • Brad Somers:: Ben Lacy
  • Tiffany Trevor:: Anna Hazard

The production runs August 5-21, 2022. Tickets are available now. For more information visit www.thedramaworkshop.org

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TDW Cancels Performances of FOOLISH FISHGIRLS AND THE PEARL

TDW_Foolish FishgirlsFor the safety of our cast, crew, & patrons, due to positive COVID-19 cases, we are cancelling this weekend’s shows of FOOLISH FISHGIRLS & THE PEARL. (5/13 – 5/15)

If you have tickets for this weekends’ shows, please wait for a TDW representative to give you a call to switch your tickets to the final weekend, or email tdw.boxoffice@gmail.com.

Thank you for your support & understanding and we look forward to seeing you on our final weekend, 5/19-5/22!

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Auditions Announced for FRANCINE’S WILL at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTTDW Announces Auditions for FRANCINE’S WILL

The Drama Workshop is pleased to announce open auditions for Francine’s Will, by Mary Dattilo. The play is directed by Becky Collins and produced by C.J. Bossart.

Auditions will take place Sunday, May 15th from 6pm-9pm and Monday May 16th from 7pm-9pm at the Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave. Cheviot Oh 45211. Parking is in the Cappel’s lot on Gamble Ave., or at the metered street parking on Glenmore Ave. (Metered parking is free at the audition times.)

The 10 performances are on weekends August 5-21, 2022: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm.  There is also one Thursday performance on 8/18 at 7:30pm. All productions take place at the Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave. Cheviot Oh 45211.

Rehearsals will begin mid-June. No previous experience required; all roles are open.  Looking for a wide range of backgrounds, experience, and expressions.

Audition requirements:

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  You may be asked to stay to read with others auditioning.  Please bring a list of any conflicts for the months of June through August.

You may also virtually submit an audition video of a 1-2 minute comedic monologue to the director (beckykcollins@gmail.com) or producer (Charles.bossartjr@gmail.com) in lieu of an in-person audition.

All those auditioning have vaccinations up to date and be prepared to show their vaccination cards.  TDW follows all current CDC requirements.

If you need any accommodations for the audition process, please contact the director (beckykcollins@gmail.com) and producer (Charles.bossartjr@gmail.com) by May 13th.

Summary:
Francine Faraday dies and leaves her entire estate to her longtime companion H.P. Manly. While the loyal members of Francine’s staff are delighted, her money-hungry relatives are furious. Though the will is ironclad, the relatives find that they can inherit Francine’s fortune if H.P. dies of “natural” causes. As the family plots H.P.’s demise, the staff schemes to save him, resulting in counter-plots and mixed-up romances aplenty. Francine’s Will is a comedy in two acts.

Characters:

  • Arthur Jarvis (he/his) – Butler at the Faraday mansion; stage age 40s*
  • Roxanne Howard (she/hers)- Francine’s secretary & companion; stage age 30s*
  • Cecily Monroe (she/hers)- Francine’s maid; stage age 20s
  • Lydia Lawson (she/hers)- Sister of late Francine Faraday; stage age 50-70s
  • Stanley Lawson (he/his)- Lydia’s scheming son; stage age 20s
  • Brenda Lawson (she/hers)- Lydia’s spoiled daughter; stage age 20s
  • Chester Gregson (he/his)- Francine’s longtime attorney; stage age 50s
  • Brad Somers (he/his)- Brenda’s fiancé; stage age 20-30s
  • Tiffany Trevor (she/hers)- Stanley’s girlfriend; stage age 20-30s
  • *engages in kiss on stage

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