Annual Report 2021-2022

Dear CSC Family,

A year ago we did not know what the future would hold. While Cincinnati Shakespeare Company was optimistically, yet cautiously, making plans for an Autumn Re-Opening, so many doubts swirled in our heads. Can we present theatre while keeping our artists safe? Will audiences feel comfortable coming back? Are we still relevant? Can we still do this?

Our worries were for naught. The answer was a resounding yes. Audiences did return and continued to grow all season long. CSC did not have to cancel a single performance due to illness. And, a Mainstage season full of familiar titles combined with new talent showed the world that Shakespeare and the Classics are alive and well in Cincinnati.

CSC rose to a monumental occasion last season, and so did you. Your patronage and philanthropic support was vital as we continued to find new ways to bring Shakespeare and the Classics to life for all. You trusted us to make the right, often difficult, decisions about how to re-open safely. Your thoughtful philanthropy allowed us to continue delivering on our mission, while strengthening our community culturally, educationally, and economically as we all moved forward together from the devastating impact COVID-19.

Thank you for supporting Cincinnati Shakespeare Company through it all. We cannot wait to see you at the theater again soon.

Brian Isaac Phillips

Producing Artistic Director

 

 


To Our Friends and Supporters:

18 months. 579 days. Even through the uncertainty, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company held on; never wavering in the belief that live performance would return to the Otto M. Budig Theater.

As Board Chair, I am immensely proud of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s commitment to conservative budgeting, strong cash reserves, and the leadership of our world-class staff—all of which positioned CSC for a successful reopening of the Mainstage theater in October 2021. I’m proud that we honored our commitments to our audiences throughout the year. And I’m grateful to our wider network of donors, subscribers, and ticket buyers who stepped up and support CSC through generous philanthropic support.

Through uncertain months of closing and reopening, of scaling back and rebuilding, of pivoting and innovating, one thing is certain: none of it would have happened without you: our community of patrons and donors. In spite of the challenges of the past two years, I am optimistic for the future of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

Thank you so much for your support.

George Yund

CSC Board Chair

Annual Report
Sponsors and Partners List
2021-2022 Season

We wish to thank the following corporations, foundations, agencies, and individuals for their support of the 2021-2022 Season. We are forever grateful.

We endeavor to recognize all of our supporters correctly. If you see a problem with this list, please accept our apologies and email sara.clark@cincyshakes.com to correct. Thank you.

Season Funder:
ArtsWave

Season Sponsors:
The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation

Operating Support Partners:
The Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation
The Ohio Arts Council
The Shubert Foundation

Education Season Sponsors:
Debby and Jim Mason, Honoring James R. Bridgeland, Jr.

Creative Services Partner:
Lightborne

Creative Innovation Partner:
Brave Berlin

Mainstage Production Sponsors:
The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation
Frost Brown Todd
Judge Mark and Sue Ann Painter
Bartlett Wealth Management
Marcie and Jim Kinney
Messer
Pete Strange Family
Taft
H. James Williams and Carole Campbell Williams

Education Partners:
The Limestone Fund
Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund of the Greenacres Foundation
The Charles H. Dater Foundation
The H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees
The Louise Taft Semple Foundation
Martin Chavez
National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest
P&G Fund
Ohio Arts Council Arts Partnership
Andrew Jergens Foundation
Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation
Johnson Investment Counsel
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
Jack J. Smith Charitable Trust
Crosset Family Fund
Paul Sittenfeld, in memory of Eva Jane Romaine Coombe
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation
Woodward Trust
Charles Scott Riley III Foundation
William P. Anderson Foundation
GCF Summertime Kids

DEIA Partner:
Fifth Third Foundation

FREE Shakespeare in the Park Sponsors:
Thomas J. Emery Memorial
Western & Southern Financial Group
GBBN
EY
Graeter’s
Taft
Clark Schaefer Hackett
Cincinnati Bell
Susan Esler and Steve Skibo
Vicky and Rick Reynolds
Redknot Homes
Tim Cagle and Rick Kammerer
Kimberly and Dirk Doebereiner
Mark and Sue Ann Painter
Rosemary and Mark Schlachter

REVEL Sponsors:
Monteverdi Tuscany
GBBN
Judge Mark and Sue Ann Painter
EY
Graeter’s
1919 Investment Counsel
Rosemary and Mark Schlachter
Taft
Vicky and Rick Reynolds
Nothing Bundt Cakes Cincinnati
Lightborne

YP Preview Night Sponsor:
ArtsWave YP Grant

New Play Development Partners:
Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Ohio Arts Council Resiliency Fund
Travis and Teresa McElroy

Access Ticket Partner:
altafiber

Opening Night Sponsors:
1215 Wine Bar and Coffee Lab
Graeter’s
Grainworks Brewing
Cass and Glenn Plott

Community Partners:
Philanthropub
Rhinegeist

Throughout 2020-2022, CSC was the grateful beneficiary in COVID-related relief funds from the following federal, state, and local sources – the direct result of the advocacy of arts supporters like you.

ArtsWave
City of Cincinnati
Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Employee Retention Tax Credit
Entertainment Venue Grant (State of Ohio)
FEMA
Hamilton County Commissioners
Ohio Arts Council
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant
The Bar and Restaurant Assistance Fund (State of Ohio)
The SBA Paycheck Protection Program

Annual Report
Friends of the Company
2021-2022 Season

“With one ‘we thank you,’ many millions more…”
The Winter’s Tale, Act I, Scene ii

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company extends thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their generous support. The following gifts were received by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 or pledged to the 2021-2022 Season. Giving Levels are exclusive of Capital Campaign donations. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. If you see a discrepancy, please accept our sincere apology and contact Sara Clark at 513-381-2273, ext. 3208.

Benevolent and Bold, $25,000+
ArtsWave
Mrs. L.L. Browning
Mr. Otto M. Budig
Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation
Charles H. Dater Foundation
Martin Chavez
Fifth Third Bank Foundation
The H.B., E.W. and F.R. Luther Charitable Foundation, Fifth Third Bank and Narley L. Haley, Co-Trustees
The Limestone Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Patricia and Calvin Linnemann
Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund of the Greenacres Foundation
Louise Taft Semple Foundation
Monteverdi Tuscany
Debby and Jim Mason, in honor of James R. Bridgeland, Jr.
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts in Partnership with Arts Midwest
Ohio Arts Council
Ohio Valley Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Agent
P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation
Don and Linda Tecklenburg

Gallant and Glamorous, $10,000 - $24,999
altafiber
Anonymous
Andrew Jergens Foundation
Sally and Joel Davenport
Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation
EY
Frost Brown Todd LLC
GBBN Architects, Inc.
The Greater Cincinnati Foundation
John and Betsy LaMacchia
Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
Johnson Charitable Gift Fund
Marcie and Jim Kinney
Travis and Teresa McElroy
Bill and Karen McKim
Sue Ann and Judge Mark Painter, part in memory of Mr. William Baskett
Cass and Glenn Plott
Rosemary and Mark Schlachter
Shubert Foundation
Western and Southern Financial Group
Jay and Jodi Woffington

Avowed and Audacious, $5,000 - $9,999
Bartlett Wealth Management
David and Kelley Downing
Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Fund for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Graeter's
The Gumbleton Family, in honor of Sara Clark
Jack J. Smith Charitable Trust
Todd and Patricia James Family Giving Fund
Colleen and Mike McSwiggin
Messer Construction Co.
Patrick Points and Wijdan Jreisat
Vicky and Rick Reynolds
Mark and Anne Stepaniak
Pete and Ginger Strange
Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP
Laura and Tayfun Tuzun
H. James Williams and Carole Campbell Williams
The Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation
Woodward Trust
George and Nancy Yund

Devoted and Daring, $2,500 – $4,999
1919 Investment Counsel
Diane Adamec
Mr. Fred Berger
Mr. Scott Bischoff and Teresa Sedlack
Brian and Elizabeth Coley
Crosset Family Fund
Kimberly and Dirk Doebereiner
Susan Esler and Steven Skibo
Dan Fales
Carol and Richard Fencl
Sarah Graber
John and Elizabeth Grover
Kevin and Libby Howard
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Steve Kane
David Kern
Richard I. and Susan J. Lauf Fund
Jean and Charles Lauterbach
Ted and Molly Lucien
Maggie Muething
Chris Nare and Lori Rappold
Steve and Betty Robinson
Steven P. Sullivan

Ardent and Astounding, $1,000 - $2,499
Americana Arts Foundation
Jeffrey and Karen Anderson
William and Caroline Bahlman
Gale Beckett
Mary Ann and Doug Bell
Dava L. Biehl
Robert Brackenbury and Linda Parysek
Daniel and Kendra Braun
Charles Scott Riley III Foundation
Lee Clapp
Michael and Kathy Clark
Mr. Phillip Clayton
Dr. Kristen Copeland and Steve Johns
Marjorie E. Davis
Dr. and Mrs. Stewart Dunsker
Mr. Brad East
Rick and Melissa Eder
Joe and Kay Ellis
Joseph Giglia and Kathy Collins
Scott Goebel and Emily Detmer-Goebel
William J. Gracie, Jr. and Daniel J. Fairbanks
Gerald Greenberg and Pamela Meyers
Laura Leigh Hahn
Guy and Barbara Hild
Ms. Karlee Hilliard
Haleigh Hopkins
Steve Kenat and Heidi Jark
David Kern
Ms. Linda Klump
Thomas P. Lee
Paul and Anne Lucky
Patrick Melugin
Norah and Joe Mock
Ed and Diane Mohlenhoff
David and Patricia Papoi
Rick Pender and Joan Kaup
Philanthropub
Kathy and Mike Rademacher
Mitchell and Karen Rashkin
Maddie Regan and Brian Lloyd
Gates Richards
Monique Rothschild
Ms. Ruth Sikorski
Dee and Tom Stegman
Adrian Summers
Barbara Turner, in honor of Patrick Points
Mary Jane Watson and Robert Hickey
Mary Ann and Ted Weiss
Donna Welch
Westheimer Rhodes Family Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
William P. Anderson Foundation
Justin Zimmerman

Ebullient and Exhilarating, $500 - $999
Christine Adams
Mary Anneken
Dr. Rubin Battino, in memory of his wife, Charlotte A. Battino
Barbara Hall Baxter and H. Douglas Jones
Merritt Beischel
William Borek
Judith Briggs
Bryson Family Charitable Fund
Sharon Burns
Robert Cammack
Larry and Julie Chandler
Children of Lloyd Hartsough, in memory of Lloyd Hartsough
Cissell Family Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Sallie and Gary Conley
Brad Corey
Marilyn and Rance Duke
Mary Ann Fleischer
Ellen Forte
Chris A. Futscher and Lynn M. Schulte
The Goldman Family Foundation
Tom and Sarah Goodwin
Richard and Barbara Green
Herrington Family Charitable Giving Fund
Nancy Helwig and Robert Roesbery
Ms. Emily M. Hodges
IBM
Amy Katz
Gail and Eric Kirchner
Sandra Kohn
Robert and Ellie Lamb
Shellie Leder
Dan and Anne Lovell
Bernard McKay
Carol Miller Meibers
Julie Metz
Jeff and Lori Miller Family Fund
Mark Motley
Bill and Karen Neyer, in honor of Mark Vella
Whitney Owens
Don and Honor Page
Denise and Doug Peaslee
Molly Prues
The Irene & Daniel Randolph DAF of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation
Rhinegeist Brewery
Becky and Ted Richards
Stephen and Helen Rindsberg
Nancy Rogers
Bethany Rouch
Susan Schapiro
Jennifer Sebranek
Dr. Catherine Shackson
Saira Shahani
Jen and John Stein
Gordon and Mary Anne Thompson
Elizabeth and Ronald Tinklenberg
Marty Tomb
Robert and Sue Trusty
Janet Trusty
Collin Turner
Rosalie P. van Nuis
Alexander Welter
Chris Whittaker and Thane Thompson
Ms. Jo Ann Wieghaus

Valiant and Voracious, $250 - $499
Anonymous (2)
Theresa Bosse
Krista Boyle
Arianna Bradford
Chris and Nancy Christensen
Sara Clark, in honor of the Moms at Lydia’s House
Carol C. Cole
Jeffrey Conner
Steven Cook
Michael Curran and Manisha Patel
Leslie and Leo Dahring
Mark Dauner
Emilie and David Dressler Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Deanna and David Eppers
Lindsey Faber
Jill Fritz
Mr. Jeffrey Goldman
Linda Harpster
Stephen and Janet Jackson
Mark and Marcy Kanter
Crystal Kendrick
Beverly Kinney and Edward Cloughessy
Mary Mahoney
David Martin
Geoff McKim
Kim Morrow
Dr. B. Todd Music
David Nevers
George Nielsen
Bruce and Neda Nutley
Dr. Niamh O'Leary
Declan O'Sullivan
Kyrié Owen
Steve Peaslee, in honor of Doug and Denise Peaslee
Alice and Burton Perlman
David M. Piatt Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
Daniel Poch
Phil and Susan Price
Elizabeth Robson
Gillian Sella
Mary Shukairy
Dr. Edward B. Silberstein and Jacqueline M. Mack
Thomas and Patricia Sullivan
Sarah Tomes
Judge Lawrence S. and Christena M. Walter
Fred and Jo Anne Warren
Jenny and Bill Watts
Diane West
Stephan Wolfert and Dawn Stern
Leo and Edie Yakutis
Rick and Tori Zimmerman

Grand and Gracious, $100 - $249
Alan Abes
Anonymous (13)
Joy and Frank Albi Family
Lisa Allgood
Angie Aylor
Kathy Bach
Todd and Ann Bailey Fund
Henrietta Barlag
Peter and Victoria Beltramo
Ms. Patricia Beresford
Katherine Berger
Nancy Bergsten
Mark and Tanja Bisesi
Matt and Pam Blankenship
Kari Boss, in memory of COVID victims
Cora Bowling
Jana Braden
Chase and Karen Bramwell
Holly Bridgers
Jubilee Brown and Wendel Naumann
Dawn and Doug Bruestle
John and Peg Bruggeman
Shannon and Bill Carey
Joan Causey
Tina Cisneros
Margaret Clarke
The Clipsons
Sue Cohen and Rob Schmuelling
Michele Combs
Jeff Cooper
Patrick Crilley
Jason Dahms
Donald and Vicky Daiker
Ms. Janet Davidson
Judith de Luce
Genevieve Dennison
Emily Devlin
Donald and Katherine Durack
Cynthia Fischer
Robert and Mary Fitzpatrick
Fluharty Family Fund
Marcia and Jeff Freyman
Jill and Greg Fritz
Terri Gaither
Andrea Galloway
Michael Gehrig
Michelle Getz
Nicole Gjyshi
Gary and Tricia Glass
Dick Gruber
Chris and Hayley Guthrie
Bonnie H
Mr. Fred Haaser, in honor of Diana Haaser
Jane Hamilton
Mindy and Eric Hammer
Dan and Helen Hartsman, in honor of Jeremy Dubin and Kelly Mengelkoch
Petrina Hasinski
Philip and Jill Heink
Mike Hess
Dale Hodges
Daniel J. Hoffheimer
Mr. Thomas Hogan
Elzie Barker and Joe Hornbaker
Christopher Hunter
Dr. John Hutton and Sandra Gross
Doug Ignatius and Bruce Preston
Phyllis Jackson and Martin Murray
Marilyn and Robert Johnson
Janice Kagermeier
Jim and Mary Ann Kalla
Tim and Beth Kiley
Jean Knuth
Joseph Kowalski
Lucy B. Kreimer
Pat and Randy Krumm
Shawn Kuhn
Bill and Susan Lange
Owen and CiCi Lee
Dr. Nicole Leisgang
Annulla Linders
Mr. Joseph Link
Jonathan and Nancy Lippincott
John-Peter and Mary Lund
Aymie Majerski
Mary Beth Martin and Kenneth Oswald
David Mason
Beverly Massey
Lyn and Neil Mathews
Shawn McCartt
Justin McCombs
Janet McGrath
Christopher McKim
Thomas McMackin
John McNay
Ms. Julia Meister
Lon Mendelsohn
Mark Mikulski
Murray Monroe
Carol Moore
Stan and Mary Morton
Robert and Andrea Morwood
Christine Mulvin
Kate and Krishna Mungur
Sean and Anne Murphy
Christy Nageleisen
Network for Good
Fred and Barbara Norton
Erin O’Grady
Patricia Olexsey
Jill Pastor
Graham and Karen Paxton
Nancy L. Phelan
Joseph and Crystal Prather
Kay Puryear, in memory of Joseph B. Puryear
Marc and Susan Rauh
Charlotte Read
Tim Reilly
Abigail Riddle
Dr. and Mrs. Barry Robertson
Patty Rosely
R. Royce
Marc and Suzi Rubin
Georgia Rutschilling
Jennifer Sauvey
Kevin and Jill Schad
Jay and Kendahl Schloss
David and Linda Schmidtgoesling
Kathryn Schnier
Rachelle Sekerka
Stephanie Sepate
Simmons Family
Shakespeare Society of Zanesville
Natalie Adler Skarzynski
Carol and Harry Sparks
Paul Spearman
Stacey and Izar Spivak
Dr. William Spohn and Dr. Margaret Dunn
Kelli and Richard Stein
Bob and Laurie Sternberg
Dennis and Helen Sullivan
Blanche Sullivan, in honor of Rosemary Schlacter
Georgana Taggart
Sarah Tankersley and Geoff Vickers
Valerie Taylor and John Finocharo
John Tergerson
Sue and Tom Terwilliger
Jude Tessel
Steven Turek, in honor of Alan Heitner
Jim and Sandy Uhrig
Eric Urbas
Mr. Jeremy Vaughan
Christopher and Nancy Virgulak
Nancy L. Wade
Carolyn Wallace
Dave and Shelly Wallace
Hugh and Catherine Walsh
Carrie Walsh
Matthew Jones and Jessica Warren-Jones
Sandra Weiskittel, in honor of Ken Oswald for his generous contributions to the arts
Jim and George Ann Wesner
Carol Wilder
Bill and Kathy Winters
Don and Helena Wong

Monthly Giving Circle

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company relies on the sustained commitment of a strong community of supporters to fuel CSC’s mission of bringing Shakespeare and the Classics to life for all. We send special thanks to our Monthly Giving Circle for their monthly commitment to support Cincinnati Shakespeare Company now and for seasons to come.

Jon and Katie Clark
Donald and Victoria Daiker
Ms. Janet Davidson
Scott Goebel and Emily Detmer-Goebel
Andrea Johnson
Rob and Ellie Lamb
Susan Pace
Kathy and Mike Rademacher
Patty Rosely
Jennifer Sauvey
Georgana Taggart
Christine Whittaker

In-Kind Donors

1215 Wine Bar and Coffee Lab
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Graeter’s
Grainworks Brewing Company
Lightborne
Jim McMahon
Mikki Schaffner Photography
Monteverdi Tuscany
Nothing Bundt Cakes Cincinnati