Work with the Playhouse

Scroll below for job listings, auditions, internships and more! The Playhouse offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401(K), paid vacation and much more. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion in all areas of its work, both on and offstage. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives and life experiences to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.

 

Job Openings

  

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has initiated a search for its next Managing Director. The Playhouse seeks to identify candidates who will work closely with Producing Artistic Director, Blake Robison, the Board of Trustees and staff to build upon the theatre’s history of artistic achievement and organizational growth. It is the Playhouse’s intention to identify the successful candidate by early spring 2021.

The Playhouse has experienced continuous success over the last decade under the leadership of Blake Robison and Managing Director, Buzz Ward. With Mr. Ward’s planned retirement at the end of the 2020-21 season after 29 years at the Playhouse, the Playhouse is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader with a passion for theatre, arts education, community engagement, and DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility) who will report to and partner with Mr. Robison to help lead the Playhouse to its next level of artistic and financial accomplishment.

To download a full position profile and details for submitting application materials, click here. Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is committed to DEIA in all aspects of its work and culture and strongly encourages women and BIPOC candidates to apply.

  

VIRTUAL ENRICHMENT WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS

We are now seeking instructors for Virtual Enrichment Workshops to be conducted in the late winter and spring, 2021. The new Enrichment Workshop program is designed to provide entry-level immersive exploration of different elements of theatre-making for beginner-level adult participants. The Playhouse seeks instructors for a variety of subjects, ranging from performance to writing and technical specialties in theatre. Instructors will be working professionals, experienced in teaching workshops with beginners.

Click here for a detailed position description.

How to Apply
Applicants should apply by Jan. 17, 2021, by submitting their resume, preferred workshop subjects and three references via this link.

 

Auditions

Call for Entries

We're proud to partner with The Breath Project to create a national archive of 8-minute-and-46-second works from multidisciplinary theatre artists of color who are responding to this moment in history. All submissions that meet the guidelines will be included in the archive.

Submit Work

Annual Local Equity Principal Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park holds Equity Principal Auditions onsite once each season. We see Equity members and Equity Membership Candidates. Non-union/Non-EMC actors are asked to submit their photo and resume. No video submissions accepted.

Please check back in the future for information about 2021-22 season auditions.

Mainstage Casting

Members of Actors' Equity Association
The majority of our casting takes place in New York City through
Stephanie Klapper Casting. However, local Equity performers may send a picture and resume by clicking here. Your resume should be in PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG file.

Non-Equity Actors
Please submit photos and resumes by
clicking here. Your resume should be in PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG file.

 

Internships

The Bruce E. Coyle Stage Management Internship Program

In order to further the development of the next generation of American stage managers, the Tony Award-winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park supports one of the nation's most respected internship programs. The program is named in honor of Bruce E. Coyle, a production stage manager and essential member of the Playhouse family for more than 20 years.

*Due to the pandemic, there are no stage management interns for the 2020-21 season. Please check back in the future for information about 2021-22 season opportunities.
The Playhouse accepts applications between January and March each year for stage management interns in the upcoming season, which generally begin in the fall. Contracts are for the entire production season but vary from the end of July through early June. Interns work with AEA stage managers to prepare for and run rehearsals and performances. A weekly salary, but no housing, is provided. EMC points are available for some assignments. Candidates must have good knowledge of stage management techniques and rehearsal/performance processes and have a positive work attitude. A degree in stage management is preferable. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation or references (with email addresses) to Andrea.Shell@cincyplay.com or send by mail to:

Andrea L. Shell, Production Stage Manager
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202

The Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship Program

The Playhouse's Bruce E. Coyle Acting Internship Program is committed to fostering the development of emerging actors in order to help them create a solid foundation on which to build a sustainable career as an artist. The acting internship supports young artists as they learn to acclimate to the world of professional theatre and the approach necessary when choosing to make acting a job versus an enrichment experience.

*Due to the pandemic, there are no acting interns in the 2020-21 season. Please check back in the future for information about 2021-22 season opportunities.

To learn more about this program, visit the Acting Internship Program page.

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For information on our script submission policy, visit this page.

 

Gina Milo and Nick Cearley in Little Shop of Horrors. The cast of In the Heights. The cast of A Christmas Carol, presented by First Financial Bank. Photos by Mikki Schaffner.