Support Cincinnati Shakespeare Now

A message from Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips

We Need Your Support Now

It is with a heavy heart, that we announce the remaining performances in our 2019-2020 Season have now been cancelled in response to the order released by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine limiting public gatherings and the public health crisis.

We are a community of artists, collaborating on projects onstage and off. As a supporter of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, you are such an important part of our family. As you can imagine, we are devastated to close our doors for the time being. We know that for so many, attending a performance is a chance to escape and the power of live theatre creates a common bond desperately needed in these uncertain times. While nothing can replace these in-person connections, we hope that you take comfort in the fact that we are working tirelessly to create new ways to connect with you as we all move forward together.

More than ever before, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company needs your support. Please consider making a donation to protect our ability to create powerful and engaging theatre long after this period of uncertainty. While our performances, workshops, classes, and events cannot go on, the lives and livelihoods of those who make the art you love must. Your philanthropic support ensures that when this crisis ends – and it will – Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will still be right here waiting for you with open arms, ready to hold up a mirror to reflect all the best parts of our shared humanity.

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company appreciates your continued support and understanding as we make decisions in the best interest of our community. We look forward to seeing you back at the Otto soon. Please be well and thank you for sharing in our mission to bring Shakespeare and the Classics to life for all.

Other Ways to Help

Subscribe to Next Season

Buy your 2020-2021 Season Subscription TODAY! We are looking ahead to the next season and are very excited about the return to our stage. By subscribing today for next season, you are lending your support for our future early and helping to stabilize our revenue. All Early Bird prices have been continued and the on sale date for Single Tickets has been pushed back so now is the perfect chance to get your tickets at the best prices and start looking ahead to better days! Having your commitment as a subscriber today helps to ensure our future stability.


Give or get a CSC Gift Certificate. Buying a Gift Certificate for yourself or someone you love is a great way to show your support for the future of CSC and provide much needed revenue TODAY.  And, of course, you can use that gift certificate on any future season or subscription! Think of it as looking ahead to brighter days when we can all gather together again at the theater.

Current Ticket Holders

If you had tickets for a cancelled production, we share your disappointment that we are unable to welcome you to our theater for these productions. We are committed to making it possible for you to visit us in the future. As previously shared, ticket exchanges will be available to you for a future production.  When we know our reopening date, we will reach out to you all individually regarding ticket exchange and credit options.  

As a non-profit organization, we rely on the audience we serve. By considering a donation of your tickets in lieu of a credit, you are providing vital support at an unpredictable time for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Your support will secure the future of bringing Shakespeare and the Classics to life for our community. Click the button below to donate your tickets and receive a donation receipt for your tax purposes.


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COVID Closure Fund Donors

We wish to thank the following who have supported Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in this time of great need.  We are forever grateful.

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Diane Albrinck
Bruce Allen
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Mrs. Deborah Allsop
Mr. Jose Alvarez
Christine Anderson
Karen and Jeff Anderson
Peter and Tamara Anderson
Mrs. Virginia Anderson
Ms. Courtney Anthony
Melissa Antonides
Danny Antrobus
Klara Apro
Mr. Jay Arns
Dawn Ash
Reuel Ash
Ms. Laura Atkinson
Carrie Atzinger
Kelly Austin
Matt Austin
Mr. Eric Avner
Anne Badanes
Al and Sara Bailey
Ann Bailey
Mark Bailey
Andrew Baker
Charles Baker
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Olivia Ballard
Janet Banks
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Henrietta Barlag
Michael Barnett
Jack Barrett
Ron Bates and Randy Lasley
Bill Baskett
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Patricia Beresford
Erika Beresford-Kroeger
Pam Bernstein
Mary T. Bertke
Jan Conversano Besl and James P. Besl
Maria Bichelmeir
Maureen Bickley
Liz Billmann
David and Elaine Billmire
Ann Birkenhauer
Scott Bischoff
Julie Bissinger
Stephanie Blackburn
Tina S. Blakley
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Gary Blomberg
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Mike Bolender
Amy Bonta
Erica Bottger
Jennifer Bowman
Robert Brackenbury
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Pamela Brailsford
Barbara Brewer
Karen Brinkman
Robert Brockman
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Barbara Bruce
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Barbara Calton
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Janice Carrozzella
Susan Carson
Carol and Cam Carver
Janet Catellini
Ms. Linda Chatterjee
Tracy Cheever
Chris and Nancy Christensen
Dorothy Christenson
Jan Christiff
Lee and Lisa Clapp Family Fund
Kathy and Michael Clark
Katie and Jon Clark, in honor of Sara Clark Rose
Leslie Clark
Reed Clark
J and B Clarke
Margaret Clarke
Barry Clayton
Mr. Phillip Clayton
Francis Clifton
Susan Cogan
Brian and Elizabeth Coley
Kathleen Collins
Melissa Collins
Sallie Conley
Bill and Harriet Connor
Andrea Conrad
Chico Converse
David and Jane Conzett
Ms. Catherine Cook
Doren Cook
Laura Coomer
Dr. Kristen Copeland
Mary Corley
Janet Cotner
Ms. Vivian Lea Coulter
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Mr. Ronald Crossland
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Marina Dashevsky
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Devin Davidson
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Cheryl Dean
Patrick and Shelly Deavy
Stephen DeHoff
Rose Marie Deibel
Frank Delaney
Mr. Benjamin Demaree
Ms. Catherine Dempsey, in honor of Jeanna Vella
James Denning
Rebecca Desch
Emily Detmer-Goebel
Mike and Cathy DeWeirdt
Rita and Thomas DiBello
Joseph Dicesare
Douglas and Sara Dicken
Jesse Dill
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Chris Dobbs
Andy Dobson
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Karen Faaborg
Lindsey Faber
Emily Farish
Dick and Carol Fencl
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Liz Fernandez
Amy Firis
Angie Fischer
Jeremy Fischer
Patricia Fisk
Mary Fitzpatrick
Janice Flanagan and Robert Amott, Jr.
Maggie Flanagan
Kay Fluharty
Nancy Fluharty
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Helen Frost
Christopher Futscher and Lynn Schulte
Nancy Fuller
Mrs. Diane Gabbard
Rosalind Gallaspie
Barbara Gehrig
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Georgine Getty
Sarah K. Gideonse
Deborah Gilbert
Zoe Gizara
Tracey Glancy
Gary and Tricia Glass
Jerome Glinka
Dr. Jane Goecke
Noah Goertemiller
Mrs. Nancy Goldberg
Mr. Jeffrey Goldman
Jeanne Golliher
Maria Gomez and Rich Hill
Sarah and Matt Graber
Kevin Grace
William J. Gracie, Jr. and Daniel J. Fairbanks
Susan Graham
Mary Gray
Mr. Chris Green
Melissa Greenberg
Meredith Gregg
Sarah Gregg
Mindy Gregorsok
Ken Griffiths
Thomas Grogan
Jennifer Groman
Jane Grote
Mark Grote
Dominic Guido
Michael Gumbleton, in honor of Sara Clark
The Gumbleton Family
Amit Gupta
Deb Haas
Karla Hall
Jane Hamilton
Eric Hammer
Elizabeth and Thomas Hampton
Ms. Stephena Harmony
Martha Harris
Dr. Othello Harris
Glenda Harrison
Sallee Harrison
Dan and Helen Hartsman
Lloyd Hartsough
Petrina Hasinski
Sigrun Haude
Mary Haupt
Steve Hegwood
Ms. Katheryn Hellerman
Robert J. Roesbery and Nancy C. Helwig
Kathryn Hendrickson
Molly Herbe
Ms. Carol Hershenson
Kristen Higgins, in honor of Ashley Weingard
Suzanne Marie Hitt
Alan, Lesley, and Maerin Hodge
Betsy Hodges
Dale Hodges
Stephanie Hoeppner
Regina Hoffmeier-Ott
Nancy Hollingsworth
Terri Holten, in honor of Rachael Moser
Jennifer Horvath
Kevin Howard
The Tobin-Howsons
Susan and Greg Howson
Joseph Huber
Greg Hudson
Andrew Hungerford
Anna M. HusVar
Earl and Judith Imhoff
Phyllis Jackson
Susan Jackson
Jefferson and Marty James
Michael James
Todd and Tricia James
Laura Jansen
Dale Jenkins
Robert Johnson
William Taulby Johnson
Anne Jones
Brandy Jones, in honor of Mialani, Carlitos, and Luciano
Heather Jones
Israel Jones
Kimberly Jones
Pat Jones
Kenneth Jordan
Sarah Judd, in memory of Bud Haupt
Steven Kabin
Janice Kagermeier
Mr. Carl Kalota
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Michelle Karoleff
Dr. Susan Karr
Harriet L. Kaufman
Larry Kavanagh
Kristen Keane
Stephanie Keinath
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Suzanne Kemp
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Katharyn Kennedy
Patricia Kern
Joseph Kiesler
Jim Kiffmeyer and Martha Brosz
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Kathy King
Cynthia King
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Rachel Kirley
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Pamela Kloepper-Sams
Linda Klump
Dawn Knochenmuss
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Emily Knue
Jean Knuth
Diana Lynn Kohler
Caroline Koch
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Patricia Krumm
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Jamie Kuhn
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Sheila Kuhn
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Tracey Long
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Sharon Madden
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Heather Mann
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David Martin
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Amanda McGee
Dale L. McGirr
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Tom McMackin
Melissa McNitt, in honor of Tamyr McWethy
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Caitlin McWethy
Joann Mead
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Nancy Merrow
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Matt Meyer
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Stacey Midge
Anne Miller
Michael Mitrovich
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Paul Moran
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Mary Sue Morrow
Abby Moser, in honor of my sister Rachael Moser
Mrs. Ruta Mueller
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Mihinee Mukherjee
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Paul and Jul Murphy
Heather Murphy
Jeanette Murray
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Beth Myers
Dr. John Myers
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Patricia Olexsey, in memory of Eileen Mowbray
Patricia and Robert Olexsey
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Annelise Page
Mary Palmer
David & Patricia Papoi
Sherry Parker
Karen Paxton
Doug and Denise Peaslee
Jeffrey Perkins
Maggie Perrino
Devon Peters
Edwin A. Pfetzing
Nancy Phelan
Gina Phillips
David M. Piatt Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
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Margaret Polanski
Ryan Poole
Ellen Poppleton
Teresa Porter
Benjamin Pressley
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Jerry W. Schoen
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Helen Schramm
Rick Schroeder
Rorry Schuessler
Erica Schultz
Janet Schultz
James Schuttemeyer
David Schwartz
Chris Schweikert
Gillian Sella
Jean Sens
Rachel Sexton
Catherine Shackson
Saira Shahani
Shakespeare Society of Zanesville
Lois Ann Shannon
Eileen Sharkey
Samantha Shattuck
Mrs. Danyne Sherman
Catherine Sherron
Sue Showers
Lisa Shusterman
K and D Siegfried, in memory of loved ones
Ruth Sikorski
Edward Silberstein
Susan Sipple
Ellie Small
Margaret Smeltzer
Mary Smethurst
Nikki Smith
Stephanie Smith
Tim Smith
Nedra A. Sneed
Troy Snider
Christine Socwell
Carol Sostok
Mary Southworth Shaffer
Bonnie and John Spain
Larry and Kay Sparks
Paul Spearman
William Spohn
Mr. Mark Steinhardt
Jan Steinman
Mike Steinman
Mark and Anne Stepaniak
Julia and David Stephen
Wendy and Douglas Sterling
Deborah Stevens
Ms. Stacy Stockley
Mrs. Mara Stumbo
Steven P. and Preeti Sullivan
Jennifer Suttles
Rachel Szeles
Ms. Linda Tache
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Sarah Tankersley
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Elizabeth Tate
JB Taylor
Lindsay Taylor
Don Tecklenburg
John Tergerson
Greg Terhune
Judith Thompson
Dr. Thomas Thompson
Elizabeth Tillis-Gilland
Jenny Timon
Dr. Cherie Torres-Silva
Peter and Patricia Torvik
Ingo Trauschweizer
Mary Ellen Travis
Tim Trenkamp
Bob Trusty
Jody Tsevat
Joel Tsevat
Sandra and James Uhrig
Teresa Uterstaedt
Maria Vaught
Ms. Nancye Van Brunt
Jeanna Vella
Judith Vermillion
Brent Vimtrup
Christopher and Nancy Virgulak Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Nancy Wade
Jeffrey Walkup, in honor of Eric Zahn
David Wallace
Robert Wallace
Lawrence Walter
Suzana and Randy Waterhous
William Watts
Amanda Webb
Sharon Weber
Terri Weeks
Donna Welch
Teresa Werner
Arlene Werts
George Ann Wesner
Western & Southern Financial Fund
Richard and Debbie Westheimer
Ms. Mary Whitaker
Kevin and Sarah Whitman
Steve Whitt
Christine Whittaker
Ms. Jo Ann Wieghaus
Ms. Joan Wieging
Jerome Wiesenhahn
Charla Weiss
Mary Ann and Ted Weiss
Angela Williams
Ann and Pete Williams
Dakota Williams
Jamie Williams
Janice Wilson
Michael Winland
Bill and Kathy Winters
Pay Witson
Kelly and Angela Wray
Cedric Wright
George and Nancy Yund
Ms. Karen Zaugg
Clint and Laura Zimmerman

Note that we are updating this list weekly and will endeavor to correctly recognize all of our supporters. If you see a problem with this list, please accept our apologies and email to correct.  Thank you.


Contact Director of Development Sara Clark at 513-381-2273, extension 3208, or