CCM PLAY SERIES Presents

CINCINNATI DIONYSIA:
LYSISTRATA + THE TROJAN WOMEN

Adapted by Ellen McLaughlin

Sept. 29-Oct. 2, 2022, Patricia Corbett Theater

  • Director | Brant Russell
  • Dramaturg/Director of Choral Movement | Caitlin Hines
  • Musical Dramaturgy/Vocal Coach | Megan Steigerwald-Ille
  • Cultural Dramaturg | Joy Lanceta Coronel
  • Scenic Designer | Sami Tamulonis*
  • Lighting Designer | Alaina Pizzoferatto*
  • Costume Designer |  Erin Donnelly  *
  • Composer | Jay Mobley
  • Sound Designer | Christopher Berger*
  • Wig & Make-Up Designer | Colin Gallaher*
  • Production Stage Manager | Maggie Seibert*
  • Props Master | Maddie Byrnes*
  • Fight Director/Intimacy Coach | k Jenny Jones
  • Voice Consultant | Sarah Summerwell
  • Movement Consultant | Laura Lucia Duque

*CCM Student

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)

Lysistrata + The Trojan Women run time is two hours and 15 minutes, plus an approximately 20-minute long intermission.

About the Intermission

The Cincinnati Dionysia features two Greek plays: a comedy and a tragedy. To situate each play in appropriate scenography, Scenic Designer Sami Tamulonis has created a ruined version of the lovely acropolis from the first act.

Destroying a city takes time and effort, so audiences will get a unique opportunity to see CCM's technical direction students and stage crews at work during the intermission scene shift.

As a result, our intermission will be a bit longer than normal – about 20 minutes – but we hope you enjoy this backstage peek into the world of technical theatre. If you choose to stay in the lobby through intermission, don’t worry: we’ll still blink the lights when it’s time to return.


Dramaturg’s Note

By Caitlin Hines, Assistant Professor in UC College of Arts and Sciences Classics Department 

The Cincinnati Dionysia — a name inspired by the City Dionysia, the ancient Athenian religious festival that featured several days of theatrical performances in competition — brings together two dramas with wildly different tones: Lysistrata, Aristophanes’ uproarious sex comedy, and The Trojan Women, Euripides’ tragic meditation on the aftermath of war.

The two playwrights were contemporaries in 5th-century B.C.E. Athens. Aristophanes was known for writing comedies that presented sharp political commentary on current problems, often through wacky and absurdist scenarios. Euripides turned his view to the mythical past, exploring questions of power, duty and identity through the troubles and torments of mythological figures. Though only a limited selection of their works survive, both playwrights were extraordinarily prolific, with Aristophanes writing 40 and Euripides more than 90 plays within their lifetimes.

The two plays selected for the Cincinnati Dionysia were composed and performed during the same decade (The Trojan Women in 415 B.C.E., Lysistrata in 411 B.C.E.) as the Greek world suffered the political, economic and human consequences of a decades-long conflict between Athens and Sparta. Lysistrata, as is Aristophanes’ custom, addresses this contemporary conflict head-on, making the Peloponnesian War the focus of the protagonist’s anti-war efforts. The Trojan Women likewise confronts the costs of war, though Euripides chooses a mythical moment in a foreign setting — the Fall of Troy — as the focal point of his tragedy. 

Ellen McLaughlin’s adaptations of both plays perform several essential functions for modern audiences: she translates not only the language but also culturally- and historically-contingent forms of humor, metaphor and idiom. Although the adaptations are relatively loose and substantially abridged, they capture the spirit of the originals with care and finesse. It is our hope that you will find, despite the sharp tonal shift between the comic and tragic portions of the program, meaningful intersections in the plays’ explorations of how women — be they fictionalized contemporaries of the original audience, or denizens of a far-distance mythical past — must bear the consequences of war.

The Place and Time

LYSISTRATA: 411 BCE, during the Peloponnesian War, Athens

LECTURE: Right here, right now

THE TROJAN WOMEN: 12th-century BCE, at the end of the Trojan War, Troy

Lecture Information

A brief lecture to accompany Cincinnati Dionysia: Lysistrata + The Trojan Women 
Courtesy of Dr. Caitlin Hines, UC Department of Classics 
“Professor” Madeleine Gaughan, lecturer

The final line of Homer’s Iliad
ὣς οἵ γ᾽ ἀμφίεπον τάφον Ἕκτορος ἱπποδάμοιο. 
“Thus they tended to the funeral of Hektor, breaker of horses.”

Trojan horse, detail from neck of Cycladic vase, ca. 675-650 B.C.E. Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

Trojan horse, detail from neck of Cycladic vase, ca. 675-650 B.C.E. Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

Recovery of Helen by Menealos, Athenian black-figure painting by Lydos, ca. 560-540 B.C.E. Johnson Museum of Art.

Recovery of Helen by Menelaos, Athenian black-figure cup attributed to Lydos, ca. 560-540 B.C.E. Johnson Museum of Art.

The Trojan Horse / Le cheval de Troie. Engraving (1875) after painting (1874) by Henri-Paul Motte; appeared in Magasin Pittoresque in 1875. Corcoran Gallery.

The Trojan Horse / Le cheval de Troie. Engraving (1875) after painting (1874) by Henri-Paul Motte; appeared in Magasin Pittoresque in 1875. Corcoran Gallery.

Promotional poster for the Warner Bros. film Helen of Troy (1956), directed by Robert Wise. Art by Renato Casaro.

Promotional poster for the Warner Bros. film Helen of Troy (1956), directed by Robert Wise. Art by Renato Casaro.

Katherine Hepburn as Hecuba in The Trojan Women (1971), directed by Michael Cacoyannis. Cinerama.

Katherine Hepburn as Hecuba in The Trojan Women (1971), directed by Michael Cacoyannis. Cinerama.

Cassandra Begging Minerva for Vengeance on Ajax (1810). Jérôme-Martin Langlois. Private collection.

Cassandra Begging Minerva for Vengeance on Ajax (1810). Jérôme-Martin Langlois. Private collection.

Ajax and Cassandra (1886) by Solomon Joseph Solomon. Art Gallery of Ballerat.

Ajax and Cassandra (1886) by Solomon Joseph Solomon. Art Gallery of Ballerat.

A red-figure scene of music and dance by the Phiale Painter, ca. 430 B.C.E. Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

A scene of music and dance, red-figure phiale attributed to the Phiale Painter, ca. 430 B.C.E. Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

The Company

Lysistrata

  • Geezer 2 | Galen Arnett
  • Lampito | Shaylee Bowman
  • Athenian Chorus Leader 2 | Staylie Brunner
  • Lysistrata | Ava Duvall
  • Cinesias | Cyrus Fontenot
  • Belphragia | Madeleine Gaughan
  • Geezer 1 / Spartan Envoy | Nico Graves
  • Cougar 3 | Kat Kinman
  • Dispas | Nora Kovasckitz
  • Spartan Envoy | Evan Kupersmith
  • Fisherwoman | Erin Lynch
  • Ismenia | Yodeet Nymberg
  • Geezer 3 | Lily Olsen
  • Calonice | Zoë Peterson 
  • Cougar 2 | Jahmiya Quarles
  • Athenian Chorus Leader 1 | Lydia Robison
  • Myrrhine | Emma Sanchez
  • Cougar 1 | Palini Sunkara 
  • Spartan Delegate | Wyatt Tolozcko
  • Magistrate | Jake Weinheimer

Lecture

  •  Professor | Madeleine Gaughan
  • Sample credits for Jay Mobley's original composition:
    • Berlioz, Hector, Act II, Scene 2, “Complices de sa gloire.” Les Troyens. London Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, with Petra Lang. Conducted by Sir Colin Davis. July 9, 2001. LSO0010D LSO Live, 4 compact discs.
    • Britten, Benjamin. Act II, Scene 1, “Within this frail crucible of light,” The Rape of Lucretia.  The English Chamber Orchestra, with Benjamin Luxon. Conducted by Benjamin Britten. March 8, 1990. Decca 000289425666620, compact disc.
    • Cacoyannis, Michael, dir. The Trojan Women. 1971; USA: Kino Lorber Films. DVD. 
    • Elvis Costello and The Attractions. “Crimes of Paris,” Blood and Chocolate. Rykodisc B00009V1, 2007, compact disc. Originally released in 1986. 
    • Steinmann, Conrad. “Sardos (protosardiscer aulos).” January 27, 2014. YouTube Video, 2.18. 
    • Walton, William. Act II, Scene 2, “The Storm.” Troilus and Cressida. Opera North, conducted by Richard Hickox. April 1, 1995. Chandos 9370-71, 2 compact discs.
  • Antigone String Quartet | Mable Lecrone, violin I; Amelia Korbitz, violin II; Matthias Young, viola; Liam Battle, cello

The Trojan Women

  • Talthybius | Galen Arnett
  • Andromache | Madeleine Gaughan
  • Hecuba | Rachel Larson
  • Cassandra | Lily Olsen
  • Helen | Lydia Robison
  • Poseidon | Jake Weinheimer
  • Chorus Leader | Zoë Peterson
  • Chorus | Shaylee Bowman, Staylie Brunner, Nico Graves, Kat Kinman, Nora Kovasckitz, Erin Lynch, Yodeet Nymberg, Jahmiya Quarles, Emma Sanchez, Palini Sunkara

Cast Profiles

Geezer 2 / Talthybius

Galen Arnett

Galen Arnett 
Junior Acting student from Winchester, Kentucky

At CCM: Howie Newsome in Our Town, Ralph in Blue Stockings.


Lampito / Chorus

Shaylee Bowman

Shaylee Bowman 
Junior Acting student from Burlington, Kentucky

At CCM: Wanderland, Julius Caesar, K.I.D.S.


Athenian Chorus Leader 2 / Chorus

Staylie Brunner

Staylie Brunner 
Sophomore Acting student from Villa Hills, Kentucky

At CCM: Marcy in Dog Sees God (CCM Lab Show), Lillian in X-Mas (Transmigration 2022), Athenian Chorus Leader 2/Chorus in Cincinnati Dionysia: Lysistrata + Trojan Women.


Lysistrata

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Ava Duvall 
Senior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: Miss Bott/Mrs. Lindley in Blue Stockings, Mrs. Soames in Our Town, Lucas in Quiet! The Kids Are Talking (Transmigration 2022), Actor in Aesop’s Fables: Uncensored (Phoenix Project 2021), Mr. Green in Hint! A Play About Clue (Transmigration 2020). Elsewhere: TV/Film - "A League of Their Own" (2022), "That Groovy Rotten Smell" (Short). Theatre - Star in John Lennon & Me at StageOne Family Theatre (Louisville, Kentucky), The America Project at Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland).


Cinesias

Cyrus Fontenot

Cyrus Fontenot 
Junior Acting student from Houston, Texas 

At CCM: Michael in A Shot Heard in the Dark, Kid No. 3 in the Phoenix Project.


Belphragia / Professor / Andromache

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Maddie Gaughan
Senior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: Assistant Director of Hope After Hate, Assistant Director of Julius Caesar. Elsewhere: Assistant Director/Ensemble in Revolt. She Said. Revolt Against directed by Olivia Buss at The Falcon Theater, Courtney in John Lennon and Me with StageOne (Louisville, Kentucky), Playwright of Luna with the Actors Theatre of Louisville Young Playwrights’ Festival (Louisville, Kentucky).


Geezer 1 / Spartan Envoy / Chorus

Nico Graves

Nico Graves
Sophomore Acting student from Miami, Florida

At CCM: #7 in The Wolves, Mittens in The Doghouse. Elsewhere: Camila/Jose in In the Heights with The Performance Project (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida), Deciet in Whatever Lurks Around the Corner, Mr. Sanders in Sanders School of Fear, Virgil in Fanders Fancast, Thomas in The Pain of Assignment.


Cougar 3 / Chorus

Katie Kinman

Katie Kinman 
Junior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: Wilfred/King/Hilarion understudy in Giselle, Minnie/Collins/Waiter/Swing in Blue Stockings.


Dispas / Chorus

Nora Kovasckitz

Nora Kovasckitz 
Sophomore Acting student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Our Town and Blue Stockings, Trash: The Musical (The Phoenix Project) and X-mas (Transmigration Festival).


Spartan Envoy

Evan Kupersmith

Evan Kupersmith 
Sophomore Acting student from Atlanta, Georgia

At CCM: Spartan Envoy in Cincinnati Dionysia: Lysistrata + The Trojan Women, Ewan in Frankenstein.


Fisherwoman / Chorus

Erin Lynch

Erin Lynch
Sophomore Acting Student from Westport, Connecticut


Ismenia / Chorus

Yodeet Nymberg

Yodeet Nymberg 
Sophomore Acting student from Maineville, Ohio

At CCM: Ismania in Lysistrata and Chorus in The Trojan WomenElsewhere: Starred in Jade Madison Scott’s “Small Victories” podcast.


Geezer 3 / Cassandra

Lily Olsen

Lily Olsen
Senior Acting student from Aurora, Ohio

At CCM: Our Town, Up Yours and Do Not Disturb (Transmigration Festival), "Bumpin' Uglies" (CCM Film Project). Elsewhere: Carrion in Sally Salem and the Spooktacular Birthday Extravaganza (Cincy Fringe).


Calonice / Chorus Leader

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Zoë Peterson 
Senior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: Mrs. Souder/Zoe Lucas in The Burials, Ensemble in 404: Play Not Found (Transmigration Festival), Professor Willard in Our Town, Nancy in Wanderland (The Phoenix Project), Puck understudy in A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Puppeteer in Phantasmagoria (Transmigration Festival). Elsewhere: Sally Salem in Sally Salem and the Spooktacular Birthday Extravaganza with Cincy Fringe (Cincinnati, Ohio), Anna Lawrence/Caroline Leech in The Suffrage Driving & Walking Tour at Looking For Lilith Theatre Company (Louisville, Kentucky).


Cougar 2 / Chorus

Jahmiya Quarles

Jahmiya Quarles 
Sophomore Acting student from Washington D.C.

At CCM: Cincinnati Dionysia: Lysistrata + Trojan Women.

 


Athenian Chorus Leader 1 / Helen

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Lydia Robison
Senior Acting student from Lexington, Kentucky

At CCM: Mrs. Webb in Our Town, Edwards in Blue Stockings, Filomena in The World is Ending...and Maybe That's Kinda Hot


Myrrhine / Chorus

Emma Sanchez

Emma Sanchez 
Sophomore Acting student from San Antonio, Texas


Cougar 1 / Chorus

Palini Sunkara

Palini Sunkara 
Sophomore Acting student from Suwanee, Georgia

At CCM: Claire in All on the Table (CCM Radio Play), Rauntress McDauntress in 404: Play Not Found (Transmigration Festival).


Hecuba

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Rachel Larson
Senior Acting student from Mundelein, Illinois 

At CCM: Strings in Dirty Laundry (Transmigration Festival 2020), Sister in When It Rains (48 Hour Film Festival 2019), Cup in Trash! The Musical (Phoenix Project 2020), Margaret in Heist Film (CCM Acting/E-Media Short Film Festival 2021), Rachel in Nostalgia! (CCM Radio Play 2021). Elsewhere: Icek, Russian Doctor, and Ensemble in Hope After Hate, Filostrato in The World Is Ending And Maybe That's Kinda Hot (Bellevue Hill Park).


Production Staff

  • Technical Director | Maya Eberhardt
  • Assistant Director | Chloë Hill
  • Assistant Stage Managers | Sage Shepard, Hannah Kate Hawver
  • Production Assistant | Bethany Untener
  • Assistant Scenic Designer | Suzanne Barnes
  • Assistant Costume Designer | Savannah Brooks
  • Assistant Lighting Designers | Rama van Gils
  • Wardrobe Supervisor | Brittannie McKenna Travis
  • Wardrobe Crew Head |   Lauren Wooten
  • Wardrobe Crew| Moira Seger, William Blank, Mary Hopkins, Morgan Terry, Paloma Robles
  • Costume Crew | Meredith Randall, Peggie Dona, Shelby Allred
  • Costume Graduate Assistants | Clara Cavins, Erin Donnelly, Miranda Cotman, Natasha Cox
  • Costume Crafts | Natasha Cox
  • Production Electrician | Samuel Wilson
  • Assistant Production Electrician | Nate Miller
  • Board Operator | Nate Miller
  • Deck Electricians | Jeffrey Bell, Emily Mallendick
  • Electrics Shop Assistants | Tal Kochav, Samuel Wilson
  • Lighting Graduate Assistants | Jessica Drayton, Baron Leon, Kristen Peck, Alaina Pizzoferrato
  • Set Construction Crew | Matti Andrews, Abigail Barrientes, Jeffrey Bell, Will Blank, El Bowers, Danny Callahan, Anna Camerer, Nick Feldmann, Raeya Garcia, Gabe Gardner, Alanna Gorrigan, Laura Hanks, Willow Heichel, Mary Hopkins, Lily Landoch, Rachel Luneke, Kaitin Nicole Mier, Maddi Myer, Kait Naylor, Arcadia Paff, Orion Petzel, Charlie Raschke, Evan Reinhart, Paloma Robles, Julia Schillaci, Kassidy Schley, Jordan Shaw, Emma Shreve, Morgan Terry, Bethany Untener, Reagan Warvel
  • Scenic Charge Artist | Suzanne Barnes
  • Scenic Artist’s Assistant | Michael Blankenship, Liz Mitan, Sami Tamulonis
  • Paint Crew | Melanie Reitman, Mia Adrian
  • Scene Shop Assistants | Mckenna Brennan, Maya Eberhardt, Gabby Ullman, Thomas Iodice, Grace Mayo, Logan Vanderpool, Lukas Hummeldorf, Nick Hunley, Benji Lookatch, Izzy Dillon
  • Set/Props Running Crew | Alanna Gorrigan, Julia Schillaci, Orion Petzel, Abigail Barrientes, Nick Feldmann, Reagan Warvel
  • Assistant Sound Designer | Brian Haack
  • Production Sound Engineer| Aaron Woodstein
  • Sound Board Operator | Lucia Thill
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Aaron Woodstein, Patrick Kiernan, Kaitlin Barnett, Bryan Pivaral
  • Wig and Make-Up Running Crew | Reece Martin, Jordyn Hill, Dinithi Fernando

Production Staff Profiles

Scenic Designer / Scenic Artist Assistant

Sami Tamulonis

Sami Tamulonis 
Senior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Westerville, Ohio

At CCM: Scenic Designer for Once, and Lysistrata and Trojan Women, Charge Artist for Galileo Galilei, Charge Artist for Fellow Travelers, Scenic Designer for Agrippina Elsewhere: Scenic Artist for Cinderella, Margaritaville, Leading Ladies, and On the Golden Pond at Cumberland County Playhouse (Crossville, Tennessee).


Lighting Designer / Lighting Graduate Assistant

Alaina Pizzoferrato

Alaina Pizzoferrato 
Third-year MFA Lighting Design and Technology student from Lemont, Illinois

At CCM: Lighting Designer for Xanadu, Sunday in the Park with George and The Light in the Piazza.


Costume Designer

Erin Donnelly 
Second-year MFA Costume Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio 

Elsewhere: Costume shop assistant at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), costume alternations for Royal Caribbean productions, including Mamma Mia! and Cats.


Wig & Make-Up Designer

Collin Gallaher

Colin Gallaher 
Third-year MFA Make-Up and Wig Design student from Wappingers Falls, New York

At CCM: Make-Up and Wig Designer for Once, Pippin. Elsewhere: Make-Up and Wig Apprentice (2021) at the Santa Fe Opera, Make-Up and Wig Designer for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, Connecticut) (KCACTF award winning), Make-Up and Wig Designer for Uncle Vanya at Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, Connecticut) and Evita at Western Connecticut State University (Danbury, Connecticut).


Production Stage Manager

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Maggie Seibert
Senior Stage Management student from Fort Thomas, Kentucky

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for The Burials, Production Manager for CCM Radio Plays, Assistant Stage Manager for Dance Works, Student Choreographer Showcase and Falstaff, Production Assistant for The Secret Garden and The Rocky Horror Show Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for Freaky Friday and Into the Breeches at the Lyric Repertory Company


Props Master

Maddy Byrnes

Maddy Byrnes 
Senior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Cleveland, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Prop Master for Magic Flute, Assistant Prop Master for Xanadu, Prop Master for L'Amant Anonyme.


Technical Director

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Maya Eberhardt 
Senior Technical Direction student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Technical Director of Pippin, Master Carpenter of The Laramie Project. Elsewhere: Welder at STAGES St. Louis, Stagehand at Bogart's (Cincinnati), Carpenter at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.


Assistant Director

Chloé Hill

Chloé Hill 
Junior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: Rebecca in Our Town, Assistant Director Cincinnati Dionysia, Transmigration Festival, Pampinea understudy in The World is Ending and Maybe That’s Kinda Hot. Elsewhere: Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Liberty Exhibition Hall (Cincinnati), Julia in John Lennon & Me at Stage One Family Theatre (Louisville, Kentucky) Portia in The Merchant of Venice with the Kentucky Shakespeare Globe Players (Louisville, Kentucky).


Assistant Stage Managers

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Sage Shepard
Junior Stage Management student from Cornwall Bridge

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for The Wild Party and Dance Works, Assistant Stage Manager for Cincinnati Dionysia, Sunday in the Park with George, and Le Nozze de Figaro, Production Assistant for Ariadne Auf Naxos Elsewhere: Stage Management Intern for Chicago, Camelot and Mary Poppins at The Muny (St. Louis, Missouri)


Hannah Kate Hawver

Hannah Kate Hawver
Sophomore Stage Management student from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager for Cincinnati Dionysia and Choreographer's Showcase; Production Assistant for Xanadu, Orpheus in the Underworld and Galileo Galilei; Deck Electrician for Something Rotten and Dance Works 2023


Production Assistant

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Bethany Untener
Freshman Stage Management student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Production Assistant for Cincinnati Dionysia: Lysistrata + The Trojan Women.


Assistant Scenic Designer/ Scenic Charge Artist

Suzanne Barnes

Suzanne Barnes 
Junior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Cincinnati Ohio

At CCM: Co-scenic charge artist for L’Amant Anonyme, assistant scenic designer for Pippin, props manager for Sunday in the Park with George. Elsewhere: Assistant scenic charge artist and props artisan for Twelfth Night at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.


Assistant Costume Designer

Savannah Brooks

Savannah Brooks
Junior Costume Design and Technology student from Dallas, Texas

At CCM: Wardrobe Head for Xanadu, The Marriage of Figaro. Elsewhere: Wardrobe Crew for Cinderella, The Mock Marriage, The Fantasticks, Hello, Dolly at the Ohio Light Opera (Wooster, Ohio); Wardrobe Supervisor for Legally Blonde at Grand Prairie Arts Council (Grand Prairie, Texas).


Wardrobe Supervisor

Brittannie Travis

Brittannie McKenna Travis 
Third-year MFA Costume Design and Technology student from Indianapolis, Indiana 

At CCM: Costume Designer of Fellow Travelers, Blue Stockings; Costume Coordinator of Xanadu; Wardrobe Supervisor of Lysistrata + Trojan Women, Dialogues of the Carmelites. Elsewhere: Costume Designer of Sidra Bell’s Work Within Dreams with Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana); 2021 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Costume Design Award Recipient for In the Heights (Washington D.C.); 2022 Costume Design Intern at Television Academy Foundation – Emmy’s (Los Angeles, California).


Wardrobe Crew Head

Lauren Wooten

Lauren Wooten
Sophomore Costume Design and Technology student from West Chester Township, Ohio


Costume Crew

Meredith Randall

Meredith Randall 
Sophomore Costume Design and Technology student from Toledo, Ohio

At CCM: Our Town.


Peggie Dona

Peggie Dona
Sophomore Costume Design and Technology student from Toledo, Ohio

At CCM: Set/Props Running Crew for Our Town, Costume Running Crew and Set construction Crew for Xanadu.


Shelby Allred

Shelby Allred
Sophomore Technical Production student from Cincinnati, Ohio

Elsewhere: Set crew in Puffs, Student Technical Director in Indecent with CAST Kentucky Theatre.


Costume Graduate Assistants

Erin Donnelly 
Second-year MFA Costume Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio 

Elsewhere: Costume shop assistant at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), costume alternations for Royal Caribbean productions, including Mamma Mia! and Cats.


Miranda Cotman

Miranda Cotman  
Second-year MFA Costume Design and Technology student from Westerville, Ohio

At CCM: Design Assistant for Blue Stockings, Draper for She Loves Me Elsewhere: Firsthand at The Glimmerglass Festival (Cooperstown, New York), Firsthand & Stitcher at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company


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Natasha Cox
Third-year MFA Costume Design and Technology student from South Orange, New Jersey

Elsewhere: Designer for A Doll's House: Part Two with PURE Theatre (Charleston, South Carolina), True West with PURE Theatre (Charleston, South Carolina), Fool For Love with PURE Theatre (Charleston, South Carolina), Student Choreographer Concert with College of Charleston, (Charleston, South Carolina) Enron with College of Charleston (Charleston, South Carolina).


Production Electrician

Samuel Wilson

Samuel Wilson 
Senior Lighting Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Master Electrician and Programmer for Wings, Master Electrician and Programmer for Magic Flute, Assistant Master Electrician and Programmer for The Good Trouble Project, Spot Op. for 42nd Street. Elsewhere: Programmer for Shrek at Performing Arts Inc, Lighting Design Intern for Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre, Live Entertainment Tech for Kings Island.


Assistant Production Electrician / Board Operator

Nate Miller

Nate Miller
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio

Elsewhere: Lighting Tech with I.A.T.S.E. Local 5 at the Cincinnati Opera.


Deck Electrician

Emily Mallendick

Emily Mallendick 
Sophomore Stage Management student from Toledo, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager for Dialogues of the Carmelites and Spring Awakening. Production Assistant for Blue Stockings and The Burials. Deck Electrician for Cincinnati Dionysia and Frankenstein. Wig and Makeup Crew for The Marriage of Figaro, Scenic Crew for Xanadu and Pippin Elsewhere: Stage Manager for Rent with Stone Productions (Toledo, Ohio).


Lighting Graduate Assistants

Baron Leon

Baron Leon 
Second-year MFA Lighting Design and Technology student from Orlando, Florida

Elsewhere: Disney Contemporary Resort’s New Years’ Eve Pixar Party, the University of Mobile’s The Secret Garden, Emerald Coast Theatre’s Constellations, and Everblue Arts’ Band Geeks.


Kristen Peck

Kristen Peck 
Second-year MFA Lighting Design and Technology student from Fontana, California  

Elsewhere: Bee-luther-hatchee, Heathers and Real Women Have Curves at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona); God of Carnage with The Wayward Artist and Titus Andronicus with Southern California Shakespeare Festival.


Set Construction Crew

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Arcadia Paff 
Sophomore Lighting Design and Technology student from Cincinnati, Ohio

Elsewhere: Running Crew in Legally Blonde with CYPT, Assistant Lighting Designer in Shrek with CAST, Light Board Operator in Spring Awakening with CAST, Lighting Designer in Puffs with CAST, Lighting Designer and Projections Operator in Big Fish with CAST.


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Bethany Untener
Freshman Stage Management student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Production Assistant for Cincinnati Dionysia: Lysistrata + The Trojan Women.


Scenic Artist’s Assistant

Liz Mitan

Liz Mitan 
Sophomore Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Mason, Ohio

At CCM: Our Town.


Paint Crew

Melanie Reitman

Melanie Reitman 
Sophomore Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art from Buffalo Grove, Illinois

At CCM: Scenic running crew for Xanadu, Blue Stockings and Pippin. Elsewhere: Props for Celebrate Cedar Point Spectacular Parade and Night Show at Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio).


Mia Adrian

Mia Adrian
Sophomore Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Mason, Ohio

At CCM: Our Town.


Scene Shop Assistants

McKenna Brennan

McKenna Brennan 
Senior Technical Production student from Los Alamitos, California

At CCM: Automation Op on Clybourne Park, Wardrobe Crew on 42nd Street, Master Carpenter on Little Shop of Horrors, Automation Op on Light in the Piazza.


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Maya Eberhardt 
Senior Technical Direction student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Technical Director of Pippin, Master Carpenter of The Laramie Project. Elsewhere: Welder at STAGES St. Louis, Stagehand at Bogart's (Cincinnati), Carpenter at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.


Gabby Ullman

Gabby Ullman 
Junior Technical Production student from Scottsdale, Arizona

At CCM: Master Carpenter for Galileo Galilei and Assistant Technical Director for She Loves Me. Elsewhere: she’s worked on installations for Disney World, and built for news studios and Super Bowls.


Thomas Iodice

Thomas Iodice 
Senior Technical Production student from Fairfax, Virginia

At CCM: Technical Director for Something Rotten!, Assistant Technical Director for The Marriage of Figaro.


Grace Mayo

Grace Mayo 
Senior Technical Production student from Dublin, Ohio

At CCM: Technical Director for Cinderella, Assistant Technical Director for Galileo Galilei and Dance Works 2021-22, Head Carpenter for The Good Trouble Project. Elsewhere: Technical Director for The Addams Family and Smokey Joe's Café, Assistant Technical Director for Legally Blonde, Cinderella, The Comedy of Errors, and Brigadoon, Carpenter for Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts (Warsaw, Indiana).


Logan Vanderpool

Logan Vanderpool 
Senior Technical Production student from Fairfield, Ohio.

At CCM: Assistant Technical Director for Xanadu, Master Carpenter for Say What You Want to Say, Scenic Crew for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Rocky Horror show, Secret Garden. Elsewhere: Carpenter for Cinderella at Trollwood Performing Arts School.


Lukas Hummeldorf

Lukas Hummeldorf 
Junior Technical Design and Production student from Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

At CCM: Spot Operator for Sunday in the Park with George, Master Carpenter for Marriage of Figaro, Stagehand for Little Shop of Horrors. Elsewhere: Technical Director Intern at Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre (Fort Thomas, Kentucky).


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Nick Hunley 
Junior in Technical Production from Worthington, Ohio

Elsewhere: Run Crew for The Marriage of Figaro, The Lord of Cries and at The Santa Fe Opera (Santa Fe, New Mexico).


Benji Lookatch

Benji Lookatch
Sophomore Technical Production student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

At CCM: Head Carpenter for Something Rotten and Cinderella, Wardrobe Crew for Our Town, Scenic Crew for The Marriage of Figaro, L'Amant Anonyme and Galileo Galilei.


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Izzy Dillon
Sophomore Technical Production student from Carmel, Indiana

At CCM: Our Town.


Assistant Sound Designer

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Brian Haack
Third-year Sound Design and Technology student from Katy, Texas

At CCM: Load-in/out Crew for Brightstar, Prep and Sound Board Operator for A Midsummer Night's Dream, Boom Operator for E-Media short film project.


Production Sound Engineer

Aaron Woodstein

Aaron Harris Woodstein (they/them)
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Chicago, Illinois 

At CCM: Sound Designer for Our TownUnfortunate Mechanism (CCM Radio Play) and The Missing (Radio Play). Elsewhere: Sound Designer for It’s a Small World at Bristol Valley Theater (Naples, New York), Macbeth and Twelfth Night at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting (New York, New York), Casa Valentina with Pride Films and Plays (Chicago, Illinois), The Peacebook Festival 2019 and The Light 2019 with Collaboraction (Chicago, Illinois), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with Saint Sebastian Players (Chicago, Illinois).


Sound Board Operator

Lucia Thill

Lucia Thill 
Sophomore Sound Design and Technology student from Minneapolis, Minnesota

At CCM: Our Town. Elsewhere: Wizard of Oz at Southwest Community Education (Minneapolis, Minnesota).


Sound Shop Graduate Assistants

Aaron Woodstein

Aaron Harris Woodstein (they/them)
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Chicago, Illinois 

At CCM: Sound Designer for Our TownUnfortunate Mechanism (CCM Radio Play) and The Missing (Radio Play). Elsewhere: Sound Designer for It’s a Small World at Bristol Valley Theater (Naples, New York), Macbeth and Twelfth Night at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting (New York, New York), Casa Valentina with Pride Films and Plays (Chicago, Illinois), The Peacebook Festival 2019 and The Light 2019 with Collaboraction (Chicago, Illinois), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead with Saint Sebastian Players (Chicago, Illinois).


Patrick Kiernan

Patrick Kiernan 
Second-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Kingston, New York 

Elsewhere: Off-Broadway productions of A Salute to the Brave (world premiere) and She Stoops to Conquer (The Actors Company Theater); Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet (Time Shared Productions); Richard III, As You Like It, Around the World in 80 Days (world premiere), Julius Caesar (co-design, Matt Webb), Stuart Little, The Shakespeare, Stealer (Idaho Shakespeare Festival); Henry VI Part One, Breach (Baldwin Wallace University); The Hunting of the Snark (The Players NYC/University of Michigan).

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CCM will share its spring 2023 schedule of performances and public events in November.


CCM News

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CCM shares spring 2023 schedule of major performances and events

November 22, 2022

Audiences are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances and presentations by the next generation of performing and media artists! The college’s spring 2023 schedule of free and ticketed events is now available. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, Nov. 28, through the CCM Box Office.

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CCM's Opera Series presents Poulenc’s harrowing 'Dialogues of...

Event: November 18, 2022 8:00 PM

The UC College-Conservatory of Music opens its 2022-23 Opera Series with Francis Poulenc’s 1953 masterpiece, Dialogues of the Carmelites. One of the most revered operas of the 20th-century, this profound drama runs November 18-20 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. Guest artist Christopher Larkin conducts with stage direction by CCM Professor Robin Guarino. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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CCM Play Series continues with 'A Dream Play'

Event: November 3, 2022 8:00 PM

The UC College-Conservatory of Music continues its Play Series with August Strindberg’s 1901 "A Dream Play" (translated by Harry G. Carlson), which runs Thursday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 6, in CCM’s Cohen Family Studio Theater. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.

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Sponsors

Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor
The Corbett Endowment at CCM
Dance Department Sponsor
All-Steinway School Sponsor
Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc.
Community Partners
The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts 
The Strader Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
CCM Digital Sponsors
Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Greg Mathein 
Gary & Barb Cummins 
Jim & Linda Miller 
George & Carroll Roden
Musical Theatre Department Sponsors
Genevieve Smith
Opera Production Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha
Opera D’Arte Sponsor
An Anonymous Donor
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander
Mrs. William A. Friedlander
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen
Elizabeth C.B. Sittenfeld
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman
Mrs. Theodore W. Striker
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer
Ariel Quartet Sponsors
Jan Rogers
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Choral Studies Sponsors
Anonymous
  Classical Guitar Sponsor

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn
Orchestral Sponsor
Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor
Starling Strings Sponsor
Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary
Organ Department Sponsors
Keyboard Club of Cincinnati
Louis and Susan Meisel
Piano Department Sponsors
Kevin and Nancy Rhein
   Wind Studies Sponsor

Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter
Jeff Thomas Catering
The Castleberry Family
KMK Law
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan
Graeter’s Ice Cream 
CCMpower
eat well celebrations and feasts 
The Summit Hotel
Event Sponsors
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2022

General Information


Land Acknowledgment

The Cincinnati area and the land that the University of Cincinnati has been built on is the native homeland of the Indigenous Algonquian speaking tribes, including the Delaware, Miami, and Shawnee tribes.


Box Office

Located in the CCM Atrium, the Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 12:30-6 p.m.; Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; and one hour prior to curtain for all ticketed performances. MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted.

  • Location: CCM Atrium Lobby next to Corbett Auditorium
  • Telephone: 513-556-4183
  • Email: boxoff@uc.edu
  • Mail: CCM Box Office, P.O. Box 210003, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0003

Parking

Convenient parking is available in the CCM Garage at the base of Corry Boulevard off of Jefferson Avenue. Additional parking is available in garages throughout the UC campus. Any questions concerning on-campus parking should be directed to UC Parking Services at 513-556-2283.


Tax Credit

If you find that you cannot attend your performance, your tickets may be donated for tax credit as a charitable contribution. Simply notify the Box Office prior to the performance to release your seats, and give your name and address. A tax donation receipt will be mailed to you.


Lost and Found

If you have lost an item, contact lost and found at 513-556-9413.


House Policies

The House Manager has been instructed to minimize the disturbance to patrons already seated when accommodating latecomers. The director and producer of each production select times that are least likely to interrupt the performance, and latecomers will be seated only during these times. Latecomers who miss these opportunities will not be admitted until intermission. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.


Cameras, Phones and Recording Devices

The video or audio recording of performances is prohibited.

The use of cameras, with or without flashes, recording devices, cellular phones and other electronic devices inside the theater is prohibited. Please leave them with the House Manager.


Smoking and Refreshments

Smoking and refreshments are not permitted in the theater. Effective May 1, 2017, smoking and tobacco use (including chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes) shall be prohibited by students, staff, faculty, visitors, vendors and contractors at all times in or on University of Cincinnati properties, including events on university property during non-school hours. This includes all shelters, indoor and outdoor theaters and athletic facilities, bridges, walkways, sidewalks, residence halls, parking lots, and street parking and garages owned by the university.


Hearing Enhancement

Telex listening devices are available for checkout during performances in both Patricia Corbett Theater and Corbett Auditorium. Please inquire at the Box Office.


Wheelchair Seating

Wheelchair seating is available in both Corbett Auditorium and Patricia Corbett Theater. Seating is limited, so reservations should be made with the Box Office when ordering tickets. These seats are subject to availability.


Group Sales

The Box Office can accommodate groups for major productions and concerts. Preview and benefit performances are also available for some productions. For more information, call the CCM Box Office at 513-556-4183.


CCM Faculty and Staff

CCM's faculty and staff and its state-of-the-art facilities make possible the professional training and exceptional education on which CCM believes the future of the arts relies. The school's roster of eminent faculty regularly receives distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and its alumni have achieved notable success in the performing and media arts. More than 150 internationally recognized faculty members work with students from around the world, specializing in eight areas of study.


Know Your Exit

Map depicting exits from Patricia Corbett Theatre

Performance dates and repertoire are subject to change. View CCM's current calendar of events.

The purpose of these performances is educational, and they are part of a University of Cincinnati academic program.