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. The Playhouse is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of its staff. Applicants from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Thank you for your interest. 

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.

 

Job Openings

Tony Award-winning regional theatre Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks a Sound Operator for the 2020/2021 season. This position reports to the House Sound Supervisor and is represented by IATSE Local 5 collective bargaining agreement. Candidates are not required to be affiliated with IATSE to apply.

A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience is required, and candidates must be able to successfully pass applicable background check. Click here for a detailed job description.

To apply: Please email cover letter, current resume and three references to Veronica Bishop, Production Manager, at veronica.bishop@cincyplay.com.

Tony Award-winning regional theatre Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks a Lighting Technician/Board Operator for the 2020/2021 season. This position reports to the Production Manager and is represented by IATSE Local 5 collective bargaining agreement. Candidates are not required to be affiliated with IATSE to apply.

A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience is required, and candidates must be able to successfully pass applicable background check. Click here for a detailed job description.

To apply: Please email cover letter, current resume and three references to Veronica Bishop, Production Manager, at veronica.bishop@cincyplay.com.

 

Auditions

Engagement Programs General Auditions

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is accepting video audition submissions from non-Equity actors for performance opportunities through our Off the Grid and Outreach Tour programs. These opportunities include virtual and site-specific, interactive theatrical experiences, and our fall school outreach tour production of The Wind in the Willows, which will be presented virtually.

These auditions are for non-Equity performers in the Greater Cincinnati area. Please, no calls or materials submitted through mail.

Deadline to Submit Audition:
July 21, 2020

General Audition Material:
Please prepare two contrasting, contemporary monologues. The audition should be no longer than three minutes total. Videos, headshots and resumes should be submitted through the this form.

Audition Process:
To be considered for any upcoming projects in our Off the Grid and Outreach Tour programs, actors must submit a video audition by July 21, 2020. Actors will be invited to Zoom call-backs on a show-by-show basis.

Outreach Tour Compensation:
Actors for The Wind in the Willows will be paid $500 per week for two weeks. Rehearsals will occur Sept. 8 – 18, filming on Sept. 19. Fittings are required on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

Off the Grid Compensation:
Actors for interactive, virtual and immersive performances will be paid an hourly rate which will be provided when called back for shows.

Health and Safety:
The Playhouse health and safety plans are in accordance with guidelines outlined by the CDC and the State of Ohio.

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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. Deadline extended! To be considered for a virtual festival in Fall 2020, submit your piece by Sept. 14.

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 for information about the 2020-21 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 to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Attn: Casting, 962 Mt. Adams Circle, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

Alternatively, submissions can be sent electronically via email to auditions@cincyplay.com. Your resume should be either in a Word or a PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG or TIF file.

Non-Equity Actors
Please submit photos and resumes via email to
auditions@cincyplay.com. Your resume should be in either a Word or PDF format and your headshot should be saved as a JPEG or TIF 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.

The Playhouse will accept applications between Jan. 15 and March 1, 2020, for stage management interns for its 2020-21 season. Contracts are for the entire production season but vary from the end of July 2020 through early June 2021. 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 jenifer.morrow@cincyplay.com or send by mail to:

Jenifer Morrow, 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.

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

 

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.