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Our Mission

We are Cincinnati's national theatre – committed to bringing diverse, engaging works of great artistry to our community and to putting Cincinnati's artistic excellence in the national spotlight.

Our Values

Inclusion On Stage and Off – We tell everyone’s stories on stage and value everyone’s contribution to the process of making them.

Be Curious – Dream, try, fail, try again, learn, grow.

Keep the “Play” in Playhouse – A joyful sense of
adventure creates the best experience for all.

Collaboration is Key – Our art relies on
everyone’s participation.

Excellence Matters – We seek the best
in ourselves, assume the best
in others and strive for excellence
in our work together.

How We Do It

We produce theatrical works of
exceptional artistry.

We provide a home for national and
local artists and area arts groups.

We facilitate lifelong theatrical
discovery and learning.

We respect and uplift each
other – our staff, artists
and audience.










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Annual Report

Thank you for your continued support, and please enjoy this look back at what we've accomplished together. You can download a printable PDF version, or view previous Annual Reports.

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Investing in New Stories

“When you have the resources to invest in new playwrights and new stories – and we do – then doing productions like this becomes your responsibility to the art form.” Read about our commissions and the Jerome Fey Endowment for New Plays.

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