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Seeking Scripts for HOME BREW THEATER at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop is seeking scripts for its third annual presentation of HOME BREW THEATER. HOME BREW THEATER pt 3 will be presented June 8, 9 and 10, 2018 at TDW’s Glenmore Playhouse in Cheviot.

Scripts may be on any subject, must not exceed 10 minutes playing time, and must be written by an author from the Cincinnati area.

If your script is chosen:

  • It will be performed three times, on June 8, 9 and 10.
  • This is an actual production, not a reading, with sets, lights and costumes as appropriate.
  • You will receive an honorarium for use of your play on these three dates.
  • You will be invited but not required to attend any or all three performances, and the receptions that follow.
  • We do customarily get input from authors about the content of their scripts, but decisions about directors, casting and production are made by The Drama Workshop.

Please submit scripts via email to Home Brew Theater’s Artistic Director Clint Bramkamp, at clintactor@hotmail.com.

You should include an address and phone number with your submission if possible, but contact will be primarily via email.

HOME BREW THEATER is The Drama Workshop’s celebration of local playwrights and local beer. Plays are chosen solely on the basis of what we think will make an interesting and entertaining program.


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The Passing of Joshua Fisher

MISC_Joshua FisherJoshua Fisher has passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Over the years, Joshua worked with several local theater companies including The Drama Workshop, Falcon Theatre and the Know Theatre of Cincinnati.

A Celebration of Life is being held this Thursday, Dec. 28th from 7-9pm at Tillies Lounge, 4042 Hamilton Ave.

Please come and share your memories at 8pm. The bar will be making a donation to a charity to be defined later.


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Seeking Additional Performers for THE STING at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTDirector Fred Hunt and The Drama Workshop are looking for a few talented performers to round out the cast for the May 2018 production of THE STING.

Based on the 1973 film, THE STING comes to the Glenmore Playhouse stage!  The strains of jazz, swing and stride spill from every bar and fill the airwaves of Chicago. It’s 1936 and confidence trickster Johnny Hooker is set on revenge for the murder of his friend by powerful and dangerous mobster, Doyle Lonnegan.  Teaming up with the greatest con artist of them all, Henry Gondorff, together they plot to pull off The Sting, an outrageous and elaborate con trick designed to rob Lonnegan of his fortune.

There are opportunities for named speaking roles and ensemble players, many of these roles will likely be combined.

Specific roles to be filled:

  • Luther – an older street-working con man on the verge of retirement
  • Conductor – organizes and runs a high stakes poker game

Several other roles with few or no lines include: Granger, Fiskin, Man in Raincoat, Plain Clothes Cop, gambling parlor workers (male and female), FBI agents and dance hall girls.

If interested, please contact the director, Fred Hunt at nwlsdhunt@fuse.net or 513.266.6755.

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INSPECTING CAROL Puts a New Twist on Classic Dickens Tale

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Last-minute script changes stun the cast of INSPECITING CAROL opening December 1st at The Drama Workshop. Pictured: Rick Hunt, Joe Hamzy, Ivory Mazur, Kristy Rucker, Carolmarie Stock, Bill Keeton & BJ Simpson. Photo by Tammy Cassesa.

(Cheviot, Ohio) The Drama Workshop is thrilled to present its Christmas play for this year, INSPECTING CAROL. Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy!

The production opens December 1st, and runs through December 17th with performances on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for three weekends. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 pm, while Sunday afternoon matinees begin at 2 pm. Because of strong ticket demand, a special Thursday performance has been added for December 14th at 7:30 pm. All performances are at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave in Cheviot.

Behind the scenes of a struggling theatre’s annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol, rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer Tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish (Feliz Navidad), and their funding is on hold pending an inspection by the National Endowment for the Arts. When an itinerant actor shows up at their door looking for an audition and is mistaken for the NEA inspector, mayhem ensues with romantic entanglements, clanking chains, and a very unusual twist on the classic story. This laugh out loud spoof makes for a night at the theatre that is anything but show business as usual.

TDW’s production is spearheaded by an award-winning production team led by director Ray Persing, and includes an accomplished technical team of Amy Waldfogle, Jason Cox, Eric Bardes, Elaine Volker, and Amanda Borchers. The show features the talents of Stefanie Adams, Cameron Baker, Chris Bishop, Joe Hamzy, Rick Hunt, Bill Keeton, Dennis Murphy, Ivory Mazur, Kristy Rucker, BJ Simpson, Carolmarie Stock, Amy Sullivan, and Doug Tumeo.

Stefanie Adams returns to The Drama Workshop’s stage after her award-winning appearance in last season’s ‘Noises Off,’ and cites the cast as one of the things she’s enjoyed most about the show. “From the very first read-through they have made me laugh and it’s only gotten better over the past months,” she explained. “Audiences will love how relatable these characters are. Chances are you know somebody (or two) like the people on the stage. If you like to laugh … this is the show for you.”

Kristy Rucker, who plays stage manager M. J. McMann, agreed. “Audiences will love this show because we all need more laughter in our lives and this show brings that in spades. TDW is always going to do what it takes to pull off a great show, from amazing cast to fabulous crew!”

Doug Tumeo has been on TDW’s stage several times over the last few years, and is happy to once again be working in Cheviot. “This theater and its members put SO much into everything they do, it’s really a top-notch experience for actors and audience alike,” he said. “If you don’t know this show, you’ll have fun, hilarious surprises over and over. If you DO know the show, you’ll see it really brought to life.”

Tickets to ‘Inspecting Carol’ are $18 each if ordered in advance, or $20 the day of the show. Show dates and times are December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, and 16 at 8 pm, December 3, 10, and 17 at 2 pm, and December 14 at 7:30 pm. 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.

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TDW_Inspecting Carol logoINSPECTING CAROL
The Drama Workshop
Dec. 1-17
Glenmore Playhouse [Cheviot]

Directed & produced by Ray Persing

Cast: Kristy Rucker as MJ McMann, Cameron James Baker as Wayne Wellacre, Jody Hart as Zorah Bloch, Dennis Murphy as Sidney Carlton, Carolmarie Stock as Dorothy Tree-Hapgood, BJ Simpson as Phil Hewlitt, Joe Hamzy as Luther Beatty, Ivory Mazur as Walter Parsons, Doug Tumeo as Kevin Emory, Rick Hunt as Bart Frances, Bill Keeton as Larry Vauxhall & Amy Sullivan as Betty Andrews

INSPECTING CAROL deals with a regional theatre company that is rehearsing its annual production of A Christmas Carol, when it gets news of the impending arrival of an inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts to review their work. When they assume that the man who asks to audition is really an informer for the NEA, everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor and he is given a role. What will happen when the actual inspector shows up? Come see this laugh-a-minute romp!

  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 1-2 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 3 at 2pm
  • Fri-Sat, Dec. 8-9 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 10 at 2pm
  • Thu-Sat, Dec. 14-16 at 8pm
  • Sun, Dec. 17 at 2pm

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