Annual Fund – Donor Programs

Sponsor an Artist CSC is the only theatre in Cincinnati to employ a resident ensemble of 15-20 artists. Artists come from all over the U.S. and Canada and many end up making Cincinnati a long-term home. You can sponsor an ensemble member, a group of artists or a member of CSC’s production team – costume […]

Renika Williams

Ensemble, Debut Renika is a native of Dayton, OH, feels extremely blessed and proud to be making her debut at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. She just recently closed the World Premiere of SWEET at the National Black Theatre; her first Off Broadway production. Ms. Williams was a member of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Acting Intern Company […]

Torie Wiggins

Ensemble, Third Season Torie is a graduate of UC CCM with a BFA in Dramatic Performance, and has co-adapted and performed a one-woman show, Your Negro Tour Guide, and toured with it across the country. She most recently landed a principal role in the movie A Christmas Melody on the Hallmark Channel, directed by Mariah Carey. Cincinnati credits include Afghan […]

Brent Vimtrup

Ensemble, Sixth Season Brent is delighted to be returning for CSC’s final season at Race Street. Selected CSC credits include: title roles in Hamlet and Richard II, Brutus (Julius Caesar), Algernon (The Importance of Being Earnest), and John Proctor in The Crucible (League of Cincinnati Theatre Award for Best Actor). Additional credits include: Luna Gale […]

Jeanna Vella

Director of Education and Communications, Seventh Season Jeanna is delighted to continue to be a part of the thriving arts community in Cincinnati! An arts administration professional, Jeanna has worked with several arts organizations in New York, NY including the Marilyn Horne Foundation, NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, and The Araca Group as well as in Louisville, KY […]

Aiden Sims

Ensemble, Second Season Aiden is an SCPA alumna and a recipient of the Corbett-Mayerson Award for Drama. Her recent credits include MJ Soch in Dog & Pony DC’s Beertown at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Maureen in RENT at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre, Marta in The Carnegie’s Company, the Little Match Girl in Striking 12 at Falcon Theatre, Lucifer and Abel in […]

Michael Shooner

Ensemble, Fourth Season Michael is happy to return to CSC after several years away, having previously appeared here in The Weir, Romeo and Juliet and All My Sons. A Cincinnati native and alumnus of Edgecliff College, Michael left town in 1979 on a 17-year performing odyssey that included stints in Los Angeles, Seattle and Montana. He founded New Edgecliff Theatre in 1998. […]

Sara Sharos

Assistant Stage Manager, Debut Sara is stoked to be joining Cincinnati Shakes. She most recently was the Prop Master for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s tenth season. Other credits include Assistant Stage Managing at Gateway Playhouse. She worked on the regional premiere of Rock of Ages, Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse. All you need […]

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.  […]