Past Productions

A male and female actor embrace on stage during a performnce of Romeo and Juliet

Declared "one of the top 25 undergraduate drama schools" in the world by The Hollywood Reporter, CCM produces films, classical and contemporary shows, as well as devised and new works.

Lady Windermere's Fan
By Oscar Wilde
Susan Felder, director

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Richard E. Hess, director

Clybourne Park
By Bruce Norris
Richard E. Hess, director

Punk Rock (canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak)
By Simon Stephens
Brant Russell, director

The Government Inspector
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher 
From the original by Nikolai Gogol
Richard E. Hess, director

Eurydice
Written by Sarah Ruhl
Susan Felder, director

CCM 48-Hour Film Festival
Richard E. Hess, producer

Our Country's Good
By Timberlake Wertenbaker
Based on the novel The Playmaker by Thomas Keneally 
Susan Felder, director

Transmigration 2019: A Festival of Student-Created New Works
Richard E. Hess and Brant Russell, producers

Association of Controlled Dreamers
Written by MJ Kaufman
Brant Russell, director

Hamlet
Written by William Shakespeare
Susan Felder, director

The Earth is Flat
Written by Todd Almond
Richard E. Hess, director

CCM 48-Hour Film Festival
Richard E. Hess and John Owens, producers

Love and Information
Written by Caryl Churchill
Brant Russell, director

Transmigration 2018: A Festival of Student-Created New Works
Richard E. Hess and Brant Russell, producers

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Project: H2O: A Play About Water
Susan Felder and Richard E. Hess, directors

Romeo and Juliet
Written by William Shakespeare
Brant Russell, director

Middletown
Written by Will Eno
Richard E. Hess, director

CCM 48-Hour Film Festival

Her Naked Skin
By Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Richard E. Hess, director

Transmigration 2017: A Festival of Student-Created New Works
Richard E. Hess and Brant Russell, producers

Very Dumb Kids
By Gracie Gardner
Brant Russell, director

Pentecost
Written by David Edgar
Richard E. Hess, director

The Hunchback of Seville
Written by Charise Castro Smith
Brant Russell, director
(A co-production between Know Theatre of Cincinnati and CCM’s Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration)

CCM 48-Hour Film Festival
Richard E. Hess and John Owens, producers

Ah, Wilderness!
Written by Eugene O’Neill
R. Terrell Finney, director

Transmigration 2016: A Festival of Student-Created New Works
Richard E. Hess, coordinator
Brant Russell, producer

Very Dumb Kids
(formerly The Great Majority)
Written by Gracie Gardner
Brant Russell, director

Macbeth
Written by William Shakespeare
Brant Russell, director

Speech and Debate
Written by Stephen Karam
Richard E. Hess, director

The Heidi Chronicles
Written by Wendy Wasserstein
Richard E. Hess, director

You're Welcome: A Cycle of Bad Plays
Written by The Debate Society
Brant Russell, director

CCM 48-Hour Film Festival

Transmigration 2015: A Festival of Student-Created New Works

  • [cult]ured
  • Coulter Cliffs Inn
  • Mandatory Fun
  • A Fool's Paradise
  • Neutral and Non-Partisan
  • Seven Feet Under

The Crucible
Written by Arthur Miller
Richard E. Hess, director

Boeing-Boeing
Written by Marc Cameletti
Brant Russell, director
(A co-production between the Carnegie Theatre in Covington, KY, and CCM’s Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration)

Metamorphoses
Written by Mary Zimmerman
D. Lynn Meyers, director

Transmigration 2014: A Festival of Student-Created New Works

  • The 17th Annual Snipes, Arkansas, Harvest Festival
  • Dreams 'R Us: Tonight's Answers to Tomorrow's Questions
  • P.O. 11259: Sincerely Yours
  • MISFIT: In Loving Memory of My High School Hell
  • CONPLEX: A Structure fo Sound, An Organism of Vibrations
  • Ever Mine. Ever Thine. Ever Ours: Things We Do For Those We Love
Living Dead in Denmark
Written by Qui Nguyen
k. Jenny Jones, director

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Written by William Shakespeare
Michael Burnham, director

The Laramie Project
Written by Terrence McNally
Richard E. Hess, director
League of Cincinnati Theatres Award Winner for Outstanding Ensemble

The Time of Your Life
Written by William Saroyan
Diane Kvapil, director

Transmigration 2013: A Festival of Student-Created New Works

  • SLUT
  • void
  • 2122 Michigan Avenue
  • The Opening
  • The Sherman Williams Effect
  • Sentenced
Execution of Justice
Written by Emily Mann
Michael Burnham, director

Coram Boy
Written by Helen Edmundson
Adapted from the novel by Jamila Gavin
Richard E. Hess, director
League of Cincinnati Theatre Award Winner for Best Featured Actor: Ty Olwin (BFA Drama, 2013) as Alexander Ashbrook

In the Next Room; or The Vibrator Play
Written by Sarh Ruhl
Ed Cohen, director
(A co-production between the Carnegie Theatre in Covington, KY, and CCM’s Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration)

Ulysses
An original adaptation from the James Joyce novel by Alison Vodnoy Wolf
Michael Burnham, director

Arcadia
Written by Tom Stoppard
Diane Kvapil, director

Transmigration 2012: A Festival of Student-Created New Works

  • Booth
  • Knock, Knock
  • Forget Me Not
  • Y2012K
  • The Eddie Shanahan Show

The Matchmaker
Written by Thorton Wilder
Richard E. Hess, director

Three Sisters
Written by Anton Chekhov
Diane Kvapil, director

  • Cincinnati Enquirer Acclaim Award Winner for Outstanding Ensemble

Transmigration 2011: A Festival of Student-Created New Works

Our Town
Written by Thorton Wilder
Diane Kvapil, director

Red Light Winter
Written by Adam Rapp
k. Jenny Jones, director

The Collapsible Space Between Us
Written, created, and performed by the
CCM Drama/Dadaab Theater Project
Richard E. Hess, director

The Collapsible Space Between Us: Part Two
Written, created, and performed by CCM Drama students and refugees from the Dadaab Refugee Camp for the Dadaab Theater Project performed at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, for 2011 World Refugee Day
Richard E. Hess, director

You Can’t Take It With You
Written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

  • Winner of three Cincinnati Enquirer Acclaim Awards for Outstanding Set Design, Outstanding Properties Design, and Outstanding Featured Performance: Hope Shangle as Penny Sycamore
  • Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominee for Outstanding University Play

Orpheus Desending
Written by Tennessee Williams
Ashton Byrum, director

  • Winner of two Cincinnati Enquirer Acclaim Awards for Outstanding Set Design and Direction by MFA Directing student Ashton Byrum
  • Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominee for Outstanding University Play, Outstanding Actor: Kevin Malarkey, and Outstanding Actress: Stephanie Brait

Transmigration 2010: A Festival of Student-Created New Works

  • Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominee Outstanding Alternative Theatre

Picnic
Written by William Inge

  • Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominee for Outstanding University Play, Outstanding Actor: Stephen Shore, and Outstanding Actress: Clare Ward
  • Cincinnati Enquirer Acclaim Award winner for Outstanding Set Design

Bury the Dead
Written by Irwin Shaw
(A co-production between the Carnegie Theatre in Covington, KY, and CCM’s Division of Theatre Arts, Production and Arts Administration)

  • Winner of two Acclaim Awards for Outstanding Environmental Direction by faculty member Michael Burnham and Outstanding Principal Student Cast

Spring Awakening
Written by Frank Wedekind
Richard E. Hess, director

On the Verge, or The Geography of Yearning
Written by Eric Overmyer
Karen Coe Miller, director

  • Acclaim Award Winner for Outstanding Ensemble: Kendall Karg, Britany Middleton, Alison Vodnoy and Michael Carr

Transmigration 2009: A Festival of Student-Created New Works

  • Cincinnati Entertainment Award for Outstanding Alternative Theatre: Still Standing

Crimes of the Heart
Written by Beth Henley
R. Terrell Finney, director

Blood Wedding
Written by Federico Garcia Lorca
Sky Heussenstamm, director

Anon(ymous)
Written by Naomi Iizuka

  • Cincinnati Enquirer Acclaim Award Winner: Outstanding Play for 2007-08 season
  • Cincinnati Enquirer Acclaim Award Winner: Excellence in Direction
  • Cincinnati Enquirer Acclaim Award Winner: Excellence in Lighting and Projection Design
  • Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominee: Outstanding Play
  • Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominee: Tielor McBride for Outstanding Scenic Design

Twelfth Night
Written by William Shakespeare

The Good Person of Setzuan
Written by Bertolt Brecht

Rashomon
Written by Fay and Michael Kanin

Recent Tragic Events
Written by Craig Wright

  • Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominee for Best Local Premiere

The Lady’s Not For Burning
Written by Christopher Fry

Lysistrata
Written by Aristophanes

The Comedy of Errors
Written by William Shakespeare

Charley’s Aunt
Written by Brandon Thomas

Big Love
Written by Charle L. Mee

Noises Off!
Written by Michael Frayn

The Glory of Living
Written by Rebecca Gilman

Measure For Measure
Written by William Shakespeare

The Elephant Man
Written by Bernard Pomerance

Hedda Gabler
Written by Henrik Ibsen

The Life of Galileo
Written by Bertolt Brecht

Quills
Written by Douglas Wright

Elizabeth I
Written by Paul Foster

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Written by William Shakespeare

Top Girls
Written by Caryl Churchill

Elektra
Written by Sophokles

  • Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominee for Supporting Actor: Derek Hake

Marat/Sade
Written by Peter Weiss

Dancing at Lughnasa
Written by Brian Friel

  • Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominee for Supporting Actress: Julianna Bloodgood

Ghetto
Written by Joshua Sobol

  • Cincinnati Entertainment Award Nominee for Outstanding Ensemble

The Lights
Written by Howard Korder

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Written by Dale Wasserman

Antigone
Written by Sophocles

The Diviners
Written by Jim Leonard, Jr.

The Skin of Our Teeth
Written by Thornton Wilder

The Shape of Things
Written by Neil LaBute

  • William Shakespeare’s The Tempest
  • Moises Kaufman’s The Laramie Project
  • Luigi Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of An Author
  • Diana Son’s Stop Kiss
  • Douglas Carter Beane’s As Bees in Honey Drown
  • John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation
  • Timberlake Wertenbaker’s Our Country’s Good
  • Jose Rivera’s Marisol
  • Pearl Cleage’s Blues For An Alabama Sky
  • William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
  • Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard
  • Lanford Wilson’s The Fifth of July
  • Tony Kushner’s Angels in America: Parts One and Two, Millennium Approaches and Perestroika
  • Bertolt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle
  • Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest