Darnell Pierre Benjamin*
Patrick Earl Phillips*
Robert Carlton Stimmel
Kara Eble Trusty
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manage
*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
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Judge Mark and Sue Ann Painter
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World Premieres at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is thrilled to be bringing Cincinnati audiences the World Premiere of Wrecking Ball, A New Comedy by Zina Camblin, commissioned by Cincinnati Shakespeare Company!
CSC believes its purpose lies in not just presenting the Classics, but also actively contributing to the new classical canon. As globally conscious theater makers, it is our responsibility to find and nurture new voices and to activate the Otto M. Budig Theater as a catalyst for new works. Thus, five years ago CSC began commissioning new plays from exciting new voices in the American Theatre. One of these voices is Cincinnati native, Zina Camblin. Camblin has long sought to work with a theater in her hometown, and CSC is delighted for this partnership and to have commissioned this new play, Wrecking Ball.
After all, Shakespeare wasn’t always a classic. He started as a young playwright ﬁghting for his voice to be heard. Who is next? How will we discover the next Shakespeare whose work will stand the test of time?
We hope we can be a place where artists of all backgrounds feel that their voices are encouraged and that their work can ﬂourish, all while meeting the evolving interests and needs of audiences in Greater Cincinnati and beyond.