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 
Senior Acting student from Winchester, Kentucky

At CCM: Talthybius in Trojan Women, Ralph in Blue Stockings, Howie Newsome in Our Town, Understudy in Frankenstein 
Elsewhere: Graham and John in Next Stage 9 (Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative).


Lampito / Chorus

Shaylee Bowman

Shaylee Bowman 
Senior Acting student from Burlington, Kentucky

At CCM: Lampito in Lysistrata and Popillius in Julius Caesar. Elsewhere: Bella understudy in Gaslight at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 


Athenian Chorus Leader 2 / Chorus

Staylie Brunner

Staylie Brunner 
Junior Acting student from Villa Hills, Kentucky

At CCM: Aunt Cherie in RSVP, Daughter understudy in A Dream Play, Athenian Chorus Leader 2/Trojan Chorus in Lysistrata + Trojan Women, Lillian in XMASElsewhere: Marcy in Dog Sees God at CCM Lab Show (Cincinnati, Ohio).


Lysistrata


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


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
Senior Acting student from Louisville, KY

At CCM: Minnie/Collins/Waiter/Swing in Blue Stockings, Cougar 3/Greek Chorus in Cincinnati Dionysia, Wilfred/King/Hilarion understudy in Giselle. Susannah in X-MAS, Tour Guide Assistant in Dummies (CCM Transmigration).


Dispas / Chorus

Nora Kovasckitz

Nora Kovasckitz 
Senior Acting student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Ensemble in Our Town, Billy and Prof. Radleigh in Blue Stockings, Dipsas in "Cincinnati Diyonisa," Lipstick in Trash: The Musical (The Phoenix Project)), Grandma in X-Mas (Transmigration), and Cast Member in Lucky Dee's BnB (Transmigration).


Spartan Envoy

Evan Kupersmith

Evan Kupersmith 
Junior Acting student from Atlanta, Georgia

At CCM:  Understudy Cinesias in Lysistrata, Ewan in Frankenstein.


Fisherwoman / Chorus

Erin Lynch

Erin Lynch 
Junior Acting student from Westport, Connecticut

At CCM: Fisherwoman/Chorus in Lysistrata + Trojan Women, Trisha in Dog Sees God (Lab).


Ismenia / Chorus

Yodeet Nymberg

Yodeet Nymberg 
Junior Acting student from Maineville, Ohio

At CCM: Ismania/Chorus in Lysistrata + Trojan WomenElsewhere: Eve in Medusa in You at Cincinnati LAB Theater, Small Victories with WGC Productions (Podcast).


Geezer 3 / Cassandra


Calonice / Chorus Leader


Cougar 2 / Chorus

Jahmiya Quarles

Jahmiya Quarles 
Junior Acting student from Washington, D.C.

At CCM: Cincinnati DionysiaElsewhere: Understudy Helena in Midsummer Night's Dream at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (Cincinnati, Ohio).


Athenian Chorus Leader 1 / Helen


Myrrhine / Chorus

Emma Sanchez

Emma Sanchez 
Junior Acting student from San Antonio, Texas

At CCM: Myrrhine in Lysistrata + Trojan Women, Paige in Love and War, CB’s Sister in Dog Sees God, BIPOC LAB.


Cougar 1 / Chorus

Palini Sunkara

Paulina Sunkara 
Junior Acting student from Suwanee, Georgia

At CCM: Cougar/Greek Chorus in Lysistrata + The Trojan Women, Vanessica Kate-Elizabeth in Coconut Mall is Burning Down (Transmigration), Claire in All On the Table (CCM Radio Play), Rauntress McDauntress in 404: Play Not Found (Transmigration).


Hecuba


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

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 
Senior Acting student from Louisville, Kentucky

At CCM: Female Creature in Frankenstein, Rebecca in Our Town, Francine in Mom, Come Pick Me Up S@*T HOLY F#$K! Elsewhere: Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? with Liberty Exhibition Hall (Cincinnati, Ohio), Julie in John Lennon & Me with StageOne Family Theatre (Louisville, Kentucky), Portia in The Merchant of Venice with Kentucky Shakespeare Festival Globeplayers (Louisville, Kentucky).


Assistant Stage Managers

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Sage Shepard 
Senior Stage Management student from Cornwall Bridge, Connecticut

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for Clue, Fairies, Swans and Still Waters and The Wild Party. Assistant Stage Manager for Sweet Charity, Cincinnati Dionysia, Sunday in the Park with George, and Le Nozze de Figaro. Production Assistant for Ariadne Auf Naxos. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager for ALICE (in wonderland) at Cincinnati Ballet (Cincinnati, Ohio), Stage Management Intern for Chicago, Camelot and Mary Poppins at The Muny (St. Louis, Missouri).


Hannah Kate Hawver

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

At CCM: PA for Xanadu, Orpheus in the Underworld, and Galileo Galilei, Assistant Stage Manager for Cincinnati Dionysia, Student Choreographer's Showcase (2023), and Sweet Charity, PSM for Gianni Schicchi + Dido and Aeneas, and American in Paris + Other Works. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager at Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts (Warsaw, Indiana), Assistant Stage Manager at Gulfshore Playhouse (Naples, Florida), Assistant Stage Manager at Long Bay Theatre Company (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina).


Production Assistant

Bethany Untener

Bethany Untener
Sophomore Stage Management student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Production Manager for Hughes Project 2.0, Production Assistant for Cincinnati Dionysia. Elsewhere: Stage Manager for Suessical Kids with Cincinnati Children’s Theatre


Assistant Scenic Designer/ Scenic Charge Artist

Suzanne Barnes

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

At CCM: Props manager for 𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘬 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘎𝘦𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦, 𝘈 𝘋𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘺, and 𝘚𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨. Co-scenic charge artist for 𝘓'𝘈𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘈𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘺𝘮𝘦 and 𝘍𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘪𝘯. Scenic Charge artist for 𝘓𝘺𝘴𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘢 / 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘛𝘳𝘰𝘫𝘢𝘯 𝘞𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘯. Elsewhere: Asst. scenic charge artist for 𝘛𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘧𝘵𝘩 𝘕𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 at The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Props intern for the Cincinnati Opera's 2023 Summer Festival.


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

Brittanie McKenna Travis 
Third-year Master’s in Costume Design and Technology student from Indianapolis, Indiana

At CCM: Costume Designer for Fellow Travelers, Blue Stockings; Costume Coordinator for Wild Party, Xanadu; Wardrobe Supervisor for Lysistrata + Trojan Women, Dialogues of the Carmelites; Wardrobe Head for Cinderella. Elsewhere: Costume Designer for Sidra Bell’s Work Within Dreams (Muncie, Indiana); 2021 National Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Costume Design Award for In the Heights (Washington D.C.); 2022 Costume Design Intern at Television Academy Foundation – Emmy’s (Los Angeles) including PBC Season 2 (YouTube), The Purple Glasses (Los Angeles).


Wardrobe Crew Head

Lauren Wooten

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

At CCM: Wardrobe Head for Something Rotten and Lysistrata + Trojan WomenElsewhere: Craftsperson and Wardrobe Crew for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival


Costume Crew

Meredith Randall

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

At CCM: Assistant Costume Designer for Sweet Charity, Wardrobe Supervisor for Let the Right One In, and Wardrobe Head for Cinderella and Fellow TravelersElsewhere: Wardrobe Head and Stitcher for I Do! I Do! and Baby at Otterbein Summer Theatre (Westerville, Ohio).


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
Junior 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

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.


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Max Cotman (they/them)
Third-year MFA Costume Design and Technology student from Westerville, Ohio

At CCM: Costume Designer for A Dream Play, Draper for Cinderella, Draper for Frankenstein, Draper for She Loves Me, Craft Artisan for Spring Awakening, Asst. Costume Designer for Blue Stockings. Elsewhere: Firsthand on Candide at Glimmerglass Festival Opera (Cooperstown, New York), Firsthand on Sound of Music at Glimmerglass Festival Opera (Cooperstown, New York), Draper on The Jungle Book at Glimmerglass Festival Opera (Cooperstown, New York).


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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


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 
Junior Stage Management student from Toledo, Ohio

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for Everybody, Assistant Stage Manager for Spring Awakening and Dialogues of the Carmelites. Production Assistant for The Burials and Blue StockingsElsewhere: Production Stage Manager for Be More Chill and Stage Manager for Rent with Stone Productions (Toledo, Ohio).


Lighting Graduate Assistants

Baron Leon

Baron Leon 
Third-year Masters Lighting Design student from Orlando, Florida

At CCM: Lighting Designer for Fellow Travelers, 30 Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty, She Loves Me, L'amant Anonyme, and Dance Works 2021, Assistant Lighting Designer for Frankenstein and XanaduElsewhere: Lighting Designer for Orpheus in the Underworld at Opera in the Ozarks (Eureka Springs, Arkansas), Dido and Aeneas at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), Newsies at Emerald Coast Theatre Company (Walton County, Florida), Sleeping Beauty at Cincinnati Ballet Academy, Sound of Music at The Carnegie (Covington, Kentucky), Assistant Lighting Designer for Ring of Fire at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Carmina Burana at The Cincinnati Ballet.


Kristen Peck

Kristen Peck
Second-year Masters Lighting Design student from Fontana, California

At CCM: The Burials, Danceworks 2022. Elsewhere: God of Carnage at The Wayward Artist (Santa Ana, California), Titus Andronicus at Southern California Shakespeare Festival (Pomona, California), Heathers, Bee-luther-hatchee, Real Women Have Curves at California State Polytechnic University (Pomona, California).


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.


Bethany Untener

Bethany Untener
Sophomore Stage Management student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCM: Assistant Production Manager for Hughes Project 2.0, Production Assistant for Cincinnati Dionysia. Elsewhere: Stage Manager for Suessical Kids with Cincinnati Children’s Theatre


Scenic Artist’s Assistant

Liz Mitan

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

At CCM: Scenic Charge for Let The Right One In, Frankenstein, She Loves Me and Gianni Schicchi.


Paint Crew

Melanie Reitman

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

At CCM: Assistant Scenic Designer/Scenic Charge Artist for A Dream Play and Props Manager for AgrippinaElsewhere: Props Crew for the Celebrate Cedar Point Spectacular Parade and Night Show (2022) and Summer-bration (2023) at Cedar Point (Sandusky, Ohio).


Mia Adrian

Mia Adrian
Junior 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 Covington, Kentucky

At CCM: Assistant Technical Director for Something Rotten!, Master Carpenter for Marriage of Figaro. Elsewhere: Intern Technical Director for Indecent and Big Fish at the Commonwealth Artists Student Theatre (Covington, Kentucky), and the Shop Foreman for Radium Girls and Tuck Everlasting at Notre Dame Academy (Covington, Kentucky). Overhire with IATSE Local 5, and carpenter with CVG Made.


Nick Hunley

Nick Hunley 
Senior Technical Production student from Worthington, Ohio

At CCM: Techncial Director for Let The Right One In, Assistant Technical Director for Cinderella, Programmer for Sunday in the Park with George, Head Carpenter for Pippin, Assistant Production Electrcian for Spring Dance. Elsewhere: Laser Design and Programming Intern at Image Engineering (Baltimore, MD), Stage Crew Lead at The Sante Fe Opera (Santa Fe, NM), Stage Crew Apprentice at The Santa Fe Opera.


Benji Lookatch

Benji Lookatch 
Junior Technical Direction student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

At CCM: Assistant Technical Director for The Rape of Lucretia and Once on This Island, Head Carpenter for Something Rotten! and CinderellaElsewhere: Carpenter and Run Crew for Oliver, Verdi's Aida, Elton John's Aida, and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at Utah Festival Opera and Music Theater (Logan, Utah).


Izzy Dillon

Iz Dillon 
Sophomore Technical Direction student from Carmel, Indiana

At CCM: Head Carpenter for Frankenstein, Run Crew for Xanadu and Blue Stockings, Wigs and Makeup for Once, Spotlight Crew for She Loves Me.


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 
Junior Sound Design and Technology student from Minneapolis, Minnesota

At CCM: Production Sound Engineer for EverybodyOur 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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New CCM apparel available for purchase online

February 14, 2024

Show your school spirit this spring with official CCM apparel! New UC College-Conservatory of Music apparel is available for purchase online. CCM's Spring 2024 t-shirt and hoodie designs can be ordered online now through March 18, 2024.

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WATCH: CCM Opera Series presents 'The Cunning Little Vixen'

Event: February 29, 2024 8:00 PM

UC College-Conservatory of Music presents Leos Janáček’s beloved anthropomorphic opera "The Cunning Little Vixen" Feb. 29-March 2 in Corbett Auditorium. Sung in the original Czech, the opera follows a clever fox (or “vixen”), and the Forester, a human who captured her as a cub. Weaving between the human and animal world, the opera blends comedy and tragedy, exploring the cyclical nature of life and death.

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WATCH: CCM Play Series presents 'Clue: On Stage'

Event: February 8, 2024 8:00 PM

UC College-Conservatory of Music presents "Clue: On Stage" (play) on Feb. 8-10, 2024 at Patricia Corbett Theater. Directed by Brant Russell, the hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery play is based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie inspired by the classic Hasbro Board game.

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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
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
Buddy Rogers Music
LINKS Sponsor
Sponsors listed as of Sept. 7, 2023

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.