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

Tony Award-winning, regional theatre Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park seeks a Development Director.

The Development Director oversees the Development Department and serves as point person with the Playhouse’s Capital Campaign consultants and campaign cabinet. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a comprehensive institutional advancement plan and advises executive staff (Artistic & Managing Directors) on institutional strategy. With a focus on personal connection to donors, the Director leads fundraising efforts among individuals, corporations, foundations, and ArtsWave to secure support for operating needs, special initiatives, capital projects and endowment. The Director is a member of the senior management team, reports to the Artistic and Managing Directors, and serves as an external ambassador for the institution. Candidates must be able to successfully pass applicable background check.

Click here for a detailed job description.

Applicants should apply by Oct. 1 by emailing a cover letter, resume and three references to Blake Robison, Artistic Director, at blake.robison@cincyplay.com. No phone calls, please.

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

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.

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

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 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.

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.