Vanessa Sawson

Ensemble, Debut Vanessa is honored to join the CSC Family. Vanessa hails from Detroit, Michigan where she earned her MFA in Acting at Wayne State University. Upon graduation she had the pleasure of working with Tipping Point Theatre, Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan Shakespeare Festival’s Touring Company and most recently Kickshaw Theatre’s inaugural production, The Electric Baby. The summer of 2014 she had the […]

Nicholas Rose

Ensemble, Twenty-Second Season Nicholas is a resident of Cincinnati and has performed on most of the area’s stages as well as on both East and West Coasts.  After this season, Nick will have performed in 32 of Shakespeare’s 38 play canon, with only 6 more plays to go to unlock the “Complete the Canon” actor achievement.  […]

Paul Riopelle

Ensemble, Sixth Season Paul first appeared as an Ensemble Member on the CSC MainStage as Prospero in The Tempest in 1999; he is honored to be closing this final season on Race Street in the same show. Paul has appeared in a Broadway National Tour, an Off-Broadway premiere, and as proud stand-in for his hero, Dustin Hoffman, on the film Stranger […]

Maddie Regan

Production Manager, Second Season Maddie is delighted to continue her tenure with CSC for the 2016-2017 season. Since graduating from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama, she has had the pleasure of serving on the producing staff of In the Mood, an internationally touring 1940s musical revue. Prior to relocating to the Queen City, Maddie oversaw onboard entertainment as […]

Maggie Lou Rader

Ensemble, Sixth Season Maggie is grateful to be with her CSC family again. Originally from Oklahoma, she’s obtained degrees from William Jewell College and the Birmingham School of Acting and has performed regionally and internationally with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park, Birmingham Old Rep, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, and Kentucky Shakespeare playing such roles as Hermione in The […]

Regina Pugh

Ensemble, Third Season Regina previously performed with CSC in The Crucible (in collaboration with Xavier University) and Sense and Sensibility. She has performed at Cincinnati Playhouse (A Christmas Carol) and numerous productions at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati including Annapurna, The Other Place, Next Fall and My Name is Asher Lev. Previous ETC shows include Buckminster Fuller, After the Fall (directed by Rebecca Miller), and […]

Patrick E. Phillips

Ensemble, Second Season Patrick is a proud graduate of Xavier University where he received his degrees in Theatre and English. Patrick’s recent credits include Mockingbird with Falcon Theatre’s Fourth Wall series, Relatively Speaking with Diogenes Theatre Company and the regional premiere of Luna Gale (Peter) with Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. Some of Patrick’s favorite collegiate credits […]

Will O’Donnell

Technical Director, Third Season Will is delighted to return for his third season at CSC. Before coming to Cincinnati in 2014 he was employed by many theatres including Heritage Music Festival, Seaside Repertory Theatre, Blue Jacket!, Surflight Theatre and The Pensacola Opera. Afterwards, he joined Royal Caribbean’s fleet as a lighting designer and technician, eventually becoming Head Technician on board […]

Nathan Noerr

Ensemble, Debut Recent performances include: Frank in Cincinnati Fringe Festival’s Boo Boo, Ben in CASA’s The Mercy Seat, Norman in CASA’s Suburbia, Gary in Cincinnati Fringe Festival’s Occupational Pleasures, Steve in Cliffton Players’ August Osage County, Myron in Untethered Theatre’s All New People, Principle Vernon in CASA’s Breakfast Club, Sam Byck in Assassins, Elwood P. […]

Grant Niezgodski

Ensemble, Second Season Grant is extremely excited to be joining CSC again this season. He made his CSC debut last year in Cyrano de Bergerac. Chicago credits include King Charles III (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), This (u/s Windy City Playhouse), Father of the Bride, The Odd Couple (Oil Lamp Theatre) and Richard III (The Empty Theatre). Other regional credits include Much […]