The League of Cincinnati Theatres

The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its members companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and help increase community awareness, attendance and involvement, with the goal of increasing the quality and frequency of theatre activity in Cincinnati. LCT is dedicated to the education of the public to an expanded knowledge and awareness of the performing arts and perception of the arts as a vital part of community life.

Member Theatres

  • Whether on stage, in the classroom or in a gallery, The Carnegie inspires creativity for all. We are the largest and only multidisciplinary arts venue in Northern Kentucky, with The Carnegie Galleries, the Eva G. Farris Education Center and the Otto M. Budig Theatre housed together under our landmark dome.

  • As the American's oldest professional theatre for young audiences, it is the mission of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati to educate, entertain and engage audiences of all ages through professional theatrical productions and arts education programming. Since its establishment in 1924, it has been TCT's goal to awaken a lifelong love of theater in children and the young at heart, creating the next generation of future patrons. TCT serves nearly 200,000 children, families and schools each season primarily across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana through the TCT MainStage at the Taft Theatre, TCT on Tour, WorkShops, TCT Showtime Stage, and the TCT Academy.

  • Cincinnati Landmark Productions is a 32 year-old theatre organization that brings the best live entertainment to the Cincinnati area. We bring you local, professional talent at some of the region's newest and most exciting venues, The Covedale Center for the Performing Arts and the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater. We conduct the premier teen theatre experience anywhere, the Cincinnati Young People's Theatre each summer.

  • Nestled on a hill and commanding a superb view of downtown Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has been offering audiences the finest in professional theatre for 56 years. Nationally known for its excellence and commitment to new works and as an artistic home for America's best actors, directors and designers, the Playhouse always keeps its primary role at center stage — to serve the Tristate by producing the finest in classic and contemporary works: musicals, dramas, comedies and recent hits. Simply put, the Playhouse strives to celebrate the live theatrical experience in superlative fashion, in a setting that is second to none.

  • Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is a professional theater company in the heart of Cincinnati’s classical corridor. The Company produces classics, the great works, and the works you rarely get a chance to see. These plays are the ones that have stood the test of time. The staging of these plays is thoughtfully crafted to create an engaging experience that will resonate with you, inspire your thoughts, and start conversations.

  • Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is a professional theatre dedicated to producing world and regional premieres of works that often explore compelling social issues. We fulfill our mission through our stage productions and educational outreach programs that enlighten, enliven, enrich, and inspire our audiences. In 1986, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati drew back its curtains with the purpose of supporting local professional artists and a steadfast belief in the transformative power of the arts to create sustainable and attractive communities.

  • Founded in 1989 by Dave Radtke and Ted Weil, Falcon continues to be faithful to its mission of bringing powerful theater to the Greater Cincinnati area. Since our first show, BEYOND THERAPY, we have brought high caliber theatrical productions to our audiences.

  • Human Race is Dayton’s professional regional theatre company, exploring the human experience and promoting enlightenment, inclusion and understanding through quality entertainment. Advancing the human race through theatre made just for you. As the premier professional producing theatre in the Miami Valley, we will continue to be the gateway for theatre professionals with a national presence to share their talents with our community. The well-informed theatre patron will find our mainstage seasons satisfying and unique, while the novice theatre patron will find an inclusive warm atmosphere to explore a broad spectrum of script choices and the intimate relationship between artist and audience.

  • Know theatre is Cincinnati's Theatrical Playground, now in its 20th season.The Know showcases unexpected voices, new works, and plays that embrace the inherent theatricality of the live experience. Know Theatre seeks to be a place where artists and audiences feel welcome to take artistic risks, creating work that is cutting edge and accessible.

  • Founded in 1981, Madcap Puppets has become nationally recognized for engaging and original theatre productions, as well as in-school educational programs that include performances, workshops and residencies. Madcap Puppets explores a changing landscape of artistic forms and social concerns, combining puppetry, music, acting, and the fine arts to engage diverse audiences with images that challenge and delight, educate and celebrate.

  • The Theatre + Dance Program at Northern Kentucky University relies on intensive student involvement both inside and outside the classroom. Our staff, resources, and facilities serve the developing artist. At the program’s center is a vital balance of process and production giving each student opportunities to stretch boundaries and discover new possibilities. Our production program includes full productions of plays and musicals, dance concerts featuring our top student performers and choreographers, and world premieres in our biennial Y.E.S. Festival of New Plays. Students take the lead in our studio series where they produce, direct, act, design, and often write the shows that excite them most. Freshman and transfer students are provided an opportunity to shine in the First Year Show each fall.

LCT Board Members

  • Jennifer Joplin (President) is thrilled to be a part of the LCT leadership team. A graduate of Wright State University, Jen is a longtime resident artist at The Human Race Theatre Company and spends as much time as possible on stage at many of Cincinnati’s fantastic theatres including Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Jen is also a coaching artist and founder of Spotlight Training, a corporate training company that combines business expertise with theatrical techniques, creating unique and efficient solutions for businesses of all sizes. She loves calling Northside home with her husband Jason of J Sheldon Photo and her son, Max, a student at SCPA.

  • Maggie Perrino (Vice President) is the Theatre Director for The Carnegie as well as a theatre professional with 25 years of training and performing experience. Her background includes experience in non-profit administration, choreography, directing, and various production roles from props to producing. Maggie has previously worked as the Educational Events Coordinator for The Educational Theatre Association, Theatre Program head for Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, KY and has taught dance in various locales across the country and across the globe. In addition to her current role as Theatre Director, she also choreographs for many Cincinnati theaters and schools. She holds a Bachelor’s from Miami University in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in community arts programming and a Master’s in Teaching Theatre from Thomas More College. She is a 2012 Outstanding Women of NKY Scholarship Winner for her work in the local arts community.

  • Jared Doren (Secretary) is a local director, actor and a founding member of Cincinnati LAB Theatre. Local directing credits include Chase the Dragon and #lovewins (Cincinnati LAB Theatre); Small Engine Repair and All New People (Untethered Theatre/Clifton Players), Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune and Bus Stop (New Edgecliff Theatre), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Carnegie Arts Center), Assassins, And Then There Were None, and The Elephant Man (FalconTheatre.) Local acting credits include First Date, A Question Of Mercy, Two weeks with the Queen, The Last Act is a Solo, Around The World in 80 Days, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Frog Princess, and Alice in Wonderland (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati). Jared has worked in arts administration for over fifteen years with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Opera, and is currently employed as Patron Services Manager at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.

  • Pam Young (Treasurer) Pam started working for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati in 2007 as a part time bookkeeper. She soon became full time, adding MainStage School Coordinator and Office Manager to her resume. She lives in Madisonville with four of her five children. Spare time is spent with family and friends or volunteering at school or church. Pam says one of the best things about The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is sitting in a theater full of school-aged children and watching the amazement on their faces.

  • Kathy Neus is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Having lived in Cincinnati for most of her life, Kathy's love of theatre and dedication to the Playhouse goes back to her teenage years when her mother was a Playhouse Prompter during the late 1970s. Her most memorable experience from that time was serving David Canary an actor meal during his run in Man of La Mancha

  • Sara Clark has made a home in Cincinnati, Ohio for the past decade, primarily as a resident with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Sara started her tenure at CSC in 2006, shortly after graduating from the University of Oklahoma, and now serves as Associate Artistic Director for the organization. As a twelve-year member of the CSC Resident Ensemble, she has racked up over 75 productions with CSC, lucky enough to tackle such roles as Rosalind, Juliet, Ophelia, Marc Antony, Elizabeth Bennet, The Artful Dodger, and Lady Macbeth. She has directed successful productions of Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Little Women, Twelfth Night, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Love’s Labours Lost for the CSC Main Stage, as well as several educational tours. As a teaching artist, Sara teaches with the Groundlings Program, a Saturday morning Shakespeare intensive for high school students, and conducts in-school workshops throughout the city as part of the Company’s newest arts education initiative, PROJECT38. For the Development department, she writes grants and manages the Foundation and Government business lines for CSC, bringing over a quarter-million dollars of contributed income into the organization each year, and helping to complete the Company’s $17MM Capital Campaign for a new facility. Sara has performed with or directed for the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, New Edgecliff Theatre, Know Theatre, the Carnegie, and most recently with Diogenes Theatre playing the title role in Saint Joan. In 2016, she was nominated for the Cincinnati Business Courier’s 40 Under 40 Awards. She is the proud wife of founding CSC company member Nick Rose, and proud mama to their beautiful baby boy.

  • Andrew Hungerford is in his fourth season as Artistic Director of Know Theatre of Cincinnati where he’s been resident scenic and lighting designer since 2007. Around town, he’s also been resident designer for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and spent nearly ten seasons as lighting designer for The Children’s Theatre. His over 250 design credits also include: New York Theatre Workshop; Cincinnati Playhouse; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Portland Stage Company; Performance Network; The Flea; The Theatre @ Boston Court; and the Edinburgh Fringe. Andrew holds degrees in theatre and astrophysics from Michigan State University and an MFA in lighting design from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.