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2018-2019 Orchid Awards for The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTEGAD, THE WOMAN IN WHITE

  • Excellence in Acting in a Play – Alan Kootsher
  • Excellence in Acting in a Play – Ann Barfels
  • Excellence in Acting in a Play – Stephanie Klein
  • Excellence in Acting in a Play – Victoria Covarrubias
  • Excellence in House – Valeria Amburgey, Karen Romero, Megan Schultheis, Amy Waldfogle
  • Excellence in Light Design – Dennis Murphy
  • Excellence in Makeup – Manuel Frias Riera
  • Excellence in Program Art – Marsha Moore
  • Excellence in Set Design – Dennis Murphy
  • Excellence in Sound Design – Jed Belanger
  • Excellence in Sound Execution – Narisa Williams
  • Excellence in Stage Combat – Matt Hannifin 

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

  • Excellence in Acting in a Play – Elizabeth Chinn Molloy
  • Excellence in Acting in a Play – Rusty Lacy
  • Excellence in Costume Design – Dennis Murphy
  • Excellence in Lobby Display – Narisa Williams
  • Excellence in Program – Elaine Volker
  • Excellence in Set Construction – Kent Smith
  • Excellence in Set Décor – Dennis Murphy and Elaine Volker
  • Excellence in Set Design – Dennis Murphy

 

A Taffeta Christmas

  • Excellence in Costume Design – Dennis Murphy
  • Excellence in Ensemble – Linda Abbott and the Cast
  • Excellence in Light Design – Eric Bardes
  • Excellence in Musical Direction – Linda Abbott
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Jennifer Keith
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Jennifer Reinshagen
  • Excellence in Orchestral Performance – Linda Abbott, Eric Day & Charles Kleesattel as The Taffeta Tones
  • Excellence in Producing – Valeria Amburgey
  • Excellence in Program – Elaine Volker
  • Excellence in Program Art – Marsha Moore
  • Excellence in Set Construction – Greg Schaper, Kent Smith and Crew
  • Excellence in Set Décor – Narisa Williams
  • Excellence in Set Design – Ray Persing
  • Excellence in Stage Management – Tobie Braverman and Alexa Justice

LOVE LOSS AND WHAT I WORE

  • Excellence in Acting in a Play – Holly Sauerbrunn
  • Excellence in Acting in a Play – Kristy Rucker
  • Excellence in Acting in a Play – Linda Callahan
  • Excellence in Acting in a Play – Lindsey Pullum
  • Excellence in Acting in a Play – Mary Stone
  • Excellence in Direction – Rose Vanden Eynden
  • Excellence in Ensemble – Rose Vanden Eynden and the Cast
  • Excellence in Lobby Display – Narisa Williams
  • Excellence in Other – Susan Hill for Watercolors
  • Excellence in Overall Performance Quality – Rose Vanden Eynden and the Cast
  • Excellence in Producing – Elaine Volker
  • Excellence in Set Décor – Elaine Volker & Dennis Murphy
  • Excellence in Set Design – Ray Persing
  • Excellence in Stage Management – Wendy Williams 

WORKING the Musical

  • Excellence in Costume Design – Amanda Borchers
  • Excellence in Direction – Amy Waldfogle
  • Excellence in Ensemble – Amy Waldfogle and the Cast
  • Excellence in Light Design – Eric Bardes
  • Excellence in Musical Direction – Allen Lindsey
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Catherine Ross
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Cathy Judge
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Elizabeth L. Taylor
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Helen A. Swartwout
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Jazz McMullen
  • Excellence in Musical Theatre Performance – Kyndra D. Jefferies
  • Excellence in Other – Jeff Nieman, Pantomime Consultant
  • Excellence in Producing – Mark Waldfogle
  • Excellence in Program – Elaine Volker
  • Excellence in Special Effects – Scott Unes for videography
  • Excellence in Vocal Direction – Allen Lindsey
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The Drama Workshop Present Annual Showcase of Local Playwrighting, HOME BREW THEATER

TDW_Home Brew 2019 logo

The Drama Workshop is thrilled to present its annual showcase of the best of local playwrighting, HOME BREW THEATER.

This is the fourth installment of the annual festival, which runs one weekend only, June 7, 8 at 8pm and June 9 at 2pm. The production features ten short plays by ten local playwrights. It’s followed by a “Meet the Artists” reception featuring beer sponsored by West Side Brewing. 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 THEATER was the brainchild of Co-Producer and Artistic Director Clint Bramkamp, who is one of the featured authors this year as well. HOME BREW THEATER is one of the few opportunities to see short plays produced. Short plays are typically no more than ten minutes and pose 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 has continued to grow over each of the four years. This year there were a record 38 short plays submitted by local Cincinnati playwrights.

HOME BREW THEATER has added a couple new elements this year. The Drama Workshop received a generous grant for Home Brew Theater from Summerfair Cincinnati, toward the promotion of the local arts of Cincinnati. This year will also feature awards! A Best on the Page award will be voted on by the play selection team, the directors and The Drama Workshop board. A Best on the Stage award will be voted on by the audience after each performance and awarded at the end of the weekend.

TDW’s production will include plays written by local authors Clint Bramkamp, Chris Charlson, Susan Decatur, Jennifer Davis, Teri Foltz, AK Forbes, Greg Hatfield, Fred Tacon, Eric Thomas, and Robb Willoughby. Ten very different plays from ten authors means there will be something for every taste, including silly comedies (with and without extra-terrestrials!), touching dramas and heartfelt romantic plays.

Author of ‘Denise’s Do-Over’, Susan Decatur said, “I wrote this play to inspire adults to never give up on finding love at any age.”. Author of ‘Brave’, Jennifer Davis added, “Participating in a production like Home Brew as a writer is an exercise in trust and ego-checking. Once the script is in the directors’ hands, our jobs are done. I’m excited to see what (director) Richard Zenk and his cast find in ‘Brave’ that maybe I didn’t even realize was there.”

HOME BREW THEATER has again attracted the best talent in local community theater, including directors Lynne Aronson, Elizabeth Beatty, Greg Hatfield, Julie Jordan, Ray Lebowski, Patricia Mullens, and Richard Zenk. Director of ‘The Ten Minute Play’ and ‘The Seminar’, Julie Jordan said, “What first drew me to the ten-minute plays was the chance for local playwrights’ work to be showcased. The whole concept lends itself to community and local flavor.” Director of ‘Indian Sign’ and ‘Denise’s Do-Over’, Lynne Aronson added, “Working with two different shows and casts stretched my directing muscles a bunch.”

This year’s HOME BREW THEATER production team is rounded out by pillars of the Cincinnati theater community: Jason Cox, Alexa Justice, Dennis Murphy, Eric Thomas, Elaine Volker, and Narissa Williams.

A large and talented cast was selected to present the local authors’ works, including Heather Abbot, Peggy Allen, Jamie Ball, Aaron Bates, Chris Bishop, Betsy Brossart, Trevor Browning, Trisha Cooper, Ally Donohue, Amy Eyers, Cathy Judge, Ben Lacy, Rusty Lacy, Darren Lee, Fred Murrell, Megan Schultheis, and Arny Stoller. Actor and NKU student Trevor Browning said, “I am so excited and honored to perform in my first production with The Drama Workshop. It’s been an incredible experience to meet so many kind-hearted, passionate people.”

Tickets to HOME BREW THEATER are $12 each. Show dates and times are June 7th and 8th at 8pm, and June 9th 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.

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Cast Announced for BLITHE SPIRIT at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTThe Drama Workshop is pleased to announce the cast of BLITHE SPIRIT. This production will run October 11- 27, 2019 and is directed by Gina Kleesattel.

BLITHE SPIRIT concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

  • Lindsay Pullum  as Edith
  • Elizabeth Beatty as Ruth Condomine
  • Lon Nease as Charles Condomine
  • Joe Ward as Dr. Bradman
  • Rusty Lacey as Mrs. Bradman
  • Torie Pate as Madame Arcati
  • Betsy Bossart as Elvira

The Drama Workshop is located at 3716 Glenmore Ave. Cincinnati Ohio 45211 in the heart of Cheviot.

For more information and tickets, please call the ticket line at 513-598-8303 or visit http://www.thedramaworkshop.org

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HOME BREW THEATRE Runs June 7-9

TDW_Home Brew 2019 logoHOME BREW THEATRE
The Drama Workshop
June 7-9
Glenmore Playhouse [Cheviot]

A BETTER PLACE by Eric Thomas

Directed by Patricia Mullins

BRAVE by Jennifer Davis

Directed by Richard Zenk

DENISE’S DO-OVER by Susan Decatur

Directed by  Lynne Aronson

INDIAN SIGN by Clint Bramkamp

Directed by Lynne Aronson

LESSONS by Teri Foltz

Directed by Greg Hatfield

MOONBOW BRIDE by Fred Tacon

Directed by Elizabeth Beatty

Monologues from /’SE KRITS/ by Robb Willoughby

Directed by Richard Zenk

THE SEMINAR by Chris Charlson

Directed by Julie Jordan

A SHOT IN THE DARK MATTER by A.K. Forbes

Directed by Ray Lebowski

THE TEN MINUTE PLAY (WITH A NICE PICTURE OF JIMMY CARTER) by Greg Hatfield

Directed by Julie Jordan

Cast includes: Heather Abbot, Peggy Allen, Jamie Ball, Aaron Bates, Chris Bishop, Betsy Brossart, Ally Donahue, Trevor Browning, Trisha Cooper, Amy Eyers, Cathy Judge, Ben Lacy, Rusty Lacy, Darren Lee, Fred Murrell, Megan Schultheis & Arny Stoller.

The annual festival features productions of short plays by local authors, and a reception featuring local beer. This year again the beer will be supplied by our friends at West Side Brewery.

  • Fri-Sat, June 7-8 at 8pm
  • Sun, June 9 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for BLITHE SPIRIT at The Drama Workshop

TDW_VERTAUDITIONS for The Drama Workshop’s production of BLITHE SPIRIT.

Written by Noel Coward, directed by Gina Kleesattel, produced by Clint Bramkamp and Megan Schultheis.

Auditions will be May 5 & 6, at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, OH 45211. Doors will open at 6:30pm, and auditions will begin promptly at 7pm. Callbacks, if needed, will take place Thursday May 9 at 7:00 pm at The Glenmore Playhouse.  Actors are welcome to bring a resume and headshot, if they have those available, but it is not required.  Additionally if an actor has a prepared monologue, those can be heard as well.

Audition sides or questions can be requested by sending an email to TDWBlitheSpirit2019@gmail.com

Show dates are October 11 through October 27, 2019. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm, Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. One mid-week performance on Thurs. October 24 at 7:30 pm.

ABOUT THE SHOW: Blithe Spirit concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

PARTS (high English accent for roles):

CHARLES CONDOMINE: (acting age: forties): Charles is an intelligent and urbane English novelist. Charles is the husband of Ruth Condomine and deceased first wife, Elvira.

RUTH CONDOMINE: (acting age: mid-thirties): smart looking woman in her mid-thirties, Ruth is the wife of Charles. She is a bit jealous of Charles’s relationship with his first wife.

DR. BRADMAN: (acting age: middle age): A pleasant-looking middle-aged man, Dr. Bradman is a friend of the Condomines.

VIOLET BRADMAN: (acting age: middle aged)The wife of Dr. Bradman, Mrs. Bradman is middle-aged and a bit faded.

MADAME ARCATI: (acting age: middle aged): A middle-aged spiritualist, Madame Arcati is a striking woman. She is not too extravagant but has a definite bias toward the barbaric.

ELVIRA CONDOMINE: Charles Condomine’s deceased first wife, Elvira returns as a ghost with a goal. In the process, she makes Charles’s and Ruth’s lives very complicated.

EDITH: The Condomine’s maid, Edith is always in a hurry.

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