New Voices Archive

New Plays, New Voices, New Talents 

Unless otherwise noted, all New Voices Staged Readings were performed at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fifth Third Bank Theater.

NEW PLAYS READ:

 

Worth More Than a Nickel

March 11, 2014

Written by Tammy Brady

Directed by Tatiana Godfrey

 

 

 

A Pain in the Neck 

February 11, 2014

Written by Jack Lindy M.D.

Directed by Lynne Aronson

  Tales from ‘Nam 

  January 14, 2014

Written by Irvon Clear

Directed by David Bezona

 

3 one acts: Haunting Scars / At the Potting Shed / Communication 

December 3, 2013

Written by Barbara M. Harkness

Directed by Arnie Shayne

 

By the Rivers of Babylon

November 12, 2013

Written by David Greenberg

Directed by Chris Stewart

 

Elegy

Winner of CPI 2013 “Best of New Voices”

Performed at the Fifth-Third Bank Theater

October 17-19, 2013

Written by Herb DuVal and directed by Regina Pugh

 

 

Redford’s Rules

September 10, 2013

Written by Joe E. Bobbitt and Doug Decatur

Directed by Jim Waldfogle

 

Momus and Aphrodite 

Performed at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater

May 21, 2013

                                             Written by Fred Rothzeid and directed by Charliw Goetz

 

3 short Holocaust Stories

Sarale – Full Circle – One Simple Digit 

Performed at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater

April 9, 2013

Written and directed by Kalman Kivkovich

 

 

The Disappointed 

January 8, 2013

Written by Barbara M. Harkness and directed by Deondra Kamau Means

 

 

 

Wrongfully Bitten 

November 13, 2012

Written by Tammy Brady and directed by Cynthia Emmer

 

 

 

 

 

Confessions

October 16, 2012

Written by Ed Trach and directed by Greg Procaccino

 

 

 

 

 

1832

September 11, 2012

Written by Joe F. Bobbitt and Doug Decatur

Directed by Jim Waldfogle

 

 

The Best Intentions 

Winner of CPI 2012 “Best of New Voices” 

Performed at the Fifth-Third Bank Theater

July 19-21, 2012

Written by and directed by Charlie Goetz

 

 

 

 

The Fool

Performed at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater

May 22, 2012

Written by Fred Rothzeid and directed by Charlie Goetz

 

 

 

 

al Dura: Truth or Deception?

Performed at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater

April 24, 2012

Written and directed by Kalman Kivkovich

 

 

 

Edge Walking 

March 13, 2012

Written by Barbara Harkness and directed by Patrick Downey

 

 

 

Wrapped in Clover 

February 14, 2012

Written by Tammy Brady and directed by Mike Sherman

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changing Mom’s Diapers 

January 10, 2012

Written and directed by Mike Bizzarri

 

Daze at Night 

December 13, 2011

Written by Bill Nevin and directed by Bob Allen

 

 

Life after God 

November 8, 2011

Written and directed by Thurman Allen II

 

 

Generations Passing

October 11, 2011

Written by Irvon Clear, and directed by Arnie Shayne

 

 

 

 

 

3 one-act plays

Kin Under the Skin

Bad Weather Nanny

Radio Play

September 13, 2011

Written and directed by Cisco Montgomery

 

 

From Auschwitz to Cincinnati: the Surviving Tunes 

Performed at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater

April 26, 2011

Written by Kalman Kivkovich, and directed by Ed Cohen

Photo: Henry Meyer plays at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem.

 

 

 

The Burning Mann

March 8, 2011

Written by Catie O’Keefe, and directed by Lyle Benjamin

 

 

My Perfectly Beautiful Life: a Musical 

Performed at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater

February 8, 2011

Written by Tatiana (Tajči) Cameron, and directed by Caitlin A. Kane

 

 

 

Court of Priests 

January 11, 2011

Written by Irvon E. Clear and directed by Francis Boyle

Art: Kalman Kivkovich

 

 

 

 

Stairway to the Crown 

December 14, 2010

 

Written by Barbara Harkness and directed by Arnie Shayne

 

Art: Angela Klocke Forbes

Twisted Legacy

October 12, 2010

Written by Virginia Williams and directed by Jim Stump

An Evening of 3 short plays

October 12, 2010

Beat the Bear 

Brothers Keepers 

Lift Veil Find Veil 

Written by Kevin Del Principe and directed by Charlie Goetz

Art: Kalman Kivkovich

Freud on the Couch

September 14, 2010

Written by Bob Lippman and directed by Jim Waldfogle

The Garden 

September 14, 2010

Written by David Loy and directed by Patrick Downey

Over the Moon

May 11, 2010

Written by Joni McGary and directed by Arnie Shayne

 

Irene

April 13, 2010

Written by Fred Rothzeid and directed by Charlie Goetz

Art: Kalman Kivkovich

Tried and True

March 23, 2010

Written by Juan Drew Miller and directed by Donald F. Schlosser

 

 

An Evening of 3 short plays

March 9, 2010

Apartment for Rent

Hell on I-71

Cicadas on Us 

Written and Directed by Kalman Kivkovich

Photo: Kalman Kivkovich

 

 

 

Murder the Devil

January 12, 2010

Written by Cisco Montgomery and directed by Tony Darnell Davis

Photo: A Terrorist in Cisco Montgomery’s Murder the Devil

 

 

 

 

 

Reception

December 8, 2009

Written by Kelsey A. Celek and directed by Jennifer Lamourt

 

 

 

God Comes to Cincinnati

November 10, 2009

Written by Darryl Dick and directed by Cynthia Emmer

 

Photo: Cincinnati Fountain Square in Darryl Dick’s God Comes to Cincinnati

Art: Kalman Kivkovich

 

Margaret Mead’s Notes from the Field 

October 13, 2009

Written by Pauline Smolin, and directed by Kevin Crowley

 

Photo: Margaret Mead, famous Anthropologist

The Beatification of Billy Goat Gruff 

September 15, 2009

Written by Barbara M. Harkness and Directed by Arnie Shayne

Reincarnation, conviction or myth? In Barbara M. Harkness’ The Beatification of Billy Goat Gruff

I Am a Ten-Minute Play 

September 15, 2009

Written by Barbara M. Harkness and Directed by Cathy Springfield

Lost Girls 

September 15, 2009

Written by Ellen Birkett Morris, and directed by Marc Roland

Elegy

June 9, 2009

Written and directed by Herb DuVal

 

A Stop in Paris 

May 19, 2009

Written by Kalman Kivkovich and directed by Jim Waldfogle

Photo:

An Israeli student explores the ‘City of Lights’ in Kalman Kivkovich’s A Stop in Paris.

God Baseball 

April 21, 2009

Written by Emerson Hodell Dyer, and directed Arnie Shayne

 

Who’s a Psycho Killer Now? 

April 21, 2009

Written by Alan Jozwiak, and directed by Arnie Shayne

 

 

A Play of Seeming Complexity 

April 21, 2009

Written by Alan Jozwiak, and directed by Charles Goetz

Photo: Bob Yates as the befuddled playwright Moss Marlow in Alan Jozwiak’s A Play of Seeming Complexity.

 

 

 

 

 

Red Shoes/White Shoes

March 17, 2009

Written by Roger Brookfield, and directed by Kathie Brookfield

 

 

The Long Way Home

March 17, 2009

Written by Roger L. Collins, and directed by Kevin Crowley

 

 

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Enlightenment 

February 17, 2009

Written and directed Paul Eisenman

 

 

The Global Lovers 

February 17, 2009

Written by Rhonda Pettit, and Directed by e.E. Charlton-Trujillo

Photo Ann Burrell: Colette Thomas (Girl) in Rhonda Pettit’s The Global Lovers

 

 

 

Non-Vertical Girl 

January 20, 2009

Book, Music and Lyrics by Renee Alper; and Directed by Herb DuVal

 

 

 

Christmas with Anton

December 9, 2008

Written and directed by Joe D’Amato

 

 

Jockey Jim 

November 18, 2008

Written by Cisco Montgomery and directed by Kevin Crowley

 

 

The Best Intentions 

October 14, 2008

Written by Charles Goetz, and directed by David Roth

 

Photo: J. V. Katz (Rose) and Elaine Wilson (Rita) in Charles Goetz’s The Best Intentions

One Freaky Afternoon in the Office Lunchroom

September 23, 2008

Written by A.K. Forbes, and directed by Nathan Henegar

Photo: Mike Burke (Mike) and Patrick Downey (Larry) in A.K. Forbes’ One Freaky Afternoon in the Office Lunchroom

 

 

Southern Exposure

September 23, 2008

Written by Kelley Kingston-Strayer, and directed by Mary Jo Beresford

 

 

Teachers Left Behind

June 7, 2008

Book, Music and Lyrics by Bridget Ossmann
Directed by Bekka Eaton

 

 

Photo: Judy Carrier (Debbie) sings in Bridget Ossmann’s Teachers Left Behind. Photo by W. A. Williams

 

 

 

Embers from the Ashes:  A Girl’s Holocaust Diary

May 13, 2008

Written by Kalman Kivkovich, and directed by Tom Manning

Photo: Stephanie Brait (Ruthka) stars in Kalman Kivkovich’s Embers from The Ashes: A Girl’s Holocaust Diary.

 

 

 

Clinic Mischief

April 15, 2008

Written by Robert James Yates, and directed by Tony Davis

 

 

Hitchhikers May Be Inmates

March 11, 2008

Written and directed by Kevin Crowley

 

 

Booty of the Year

March 11, 2008

Written by Cisco Montgomery, and directed by Kevin Crowley

 

Thank You

January 15, 2008

Written by Roger Brookfield, and directed by Kathie Brookfield

 

Dinner

January 15, 2008

Written by Roger Brookfield, and directed by Robert Wood

Testing Val, Au Naturel

January 15, 2008

Written by Roger Collins, and directed by Deondra Kamau Means

Soldiers’ Christmas

December 11, 2007

Written by Phil Paradise, and directed by Don Volpenhein

 

 

Footprints of the Polar Bear

December 11, 2007

Written by Phil Paradise, and directed by Don Volpenhein

 

 

Tartuffe, A New Musical

November 13, 2007

Book, Music & Lyrics by Jeff Olmsted. Directed by Robert Wood. Musical direction by Brian Hoffman

Mourning View (2-Act Play)

October 16, 2007

Written by Denise Stoner-Barone, and directed by Tom Fox

 

Discovery

September 11, 2007

Written by Nancy Gall-Clayton, and directed by Mary Lenning

 

Bobby Joe’s Song

September 11, 2007

Written by Nancy Gall-Clayton, and directed by Mary Lenning

 

Borderliners

September 11, 2007

Written by Christina Merz, and directed by Don Volpenhein

 

Diamonds

June 26, 2007

Written by Ed Trach, and directed by Greg Procaccino

 

In The Vise of Elvis

 May 8 & 15, 2007

Written by Kalman Kivkovich, and directed by Carrie-Ellen Zappa

 

Photo: Stephanie Brait (Fryda) and Kellen York (Natek) star in Kalman Kivkovich’s play, In The Vise of Evils, based on his novel, In The Vise of Evils.

 

 

Sugar ‘n’ Spice

April 28 & 29, 2007

Written and Composed by Ed Trach. Directed by Robert Wood.  Musical direction by Jason Yarcho.

CPI Developmental Workshop Performance, College Conservatory of Music

 

A Lesson In Language

April 10, 2007

Written and directed by Roger Brookfield.

 

On the Third Day

March 6, 2007

Written by Ellie Dial

 

The Riverside

January 9, 2007

Written and directed by Kevin Crowley

 

Anna

December 5, 2006

Written and directed by Alan McLaughlin

 

Chasing the Moon

November 14, 2006

Written by Sally Domet, and directed by Carrie-Ellen Zappa

 

Bedside Manners

October 24, 2006

Written by Lisa Stephenson, and directed by Mary Jo Bersford

 

Carry On

October 24, 2006

Written by Donna Hoffman, and directed by Lynne Aronson

 

The Torch Girl

September 12, 2006

Written by Renee Alper, and directed by Cathy Springfield

 

From Where… To My Bed?

September 12, 2006

Written by Stacey Morrison

 

Scorched Earth

July 10, 2006

Written by Charles Sambuchino, and directed by Carrie-Ellen Zappa

Developmental Workshop Performance, Contemporary Arts Center

 

Red Badge, Black Riders

May 9, 2006

Written by Phil Paradise; directed by Greg Procaccino (produced by D. Lynn Meyers)

 

Roll Model

April 11, 2006

Written and directed by Renee Alper

 

Four Firsts for Julie

March 14, 2006

Written by Alan Jozwiak

 

The Essex Cycle

March 14, 2006

Written by Alan Jozwiak

 

A Debt to Football

February 14, 2006

Written and directed by Roger Brookfield

 

Mourning View (1-Act Play)

February 14, 2006

Written by Denise Stoner-Barone

 

The Snowflake Theory

November 8, 2005

Written by Nancy Gall-Clayton, and directed by Jane Goetzman

 

The Legend of the Lost

October 2005

Written by Garry Boone

 

A Moomoir 

May 16, 2005

Written by Denise Stoner-Barone

CPI Developmental Workshop, Contemporary Arts Center

 

“Sex in This City: CPI Fundraiser”

June 20, 2005 – 10-minute plays presented at Arnolds – Directed by Bill Hartnett

A Licorice-Dipped Lexapro by Denise Stoner-Barone

Terminal Sex by Chuck Wente

Subtext by Charles Sambuchino

 

Dora, Why Can’t You Sit Still

April 25, 2005

Written by Alan Jozwiak, Directed by Mary Lenning

Contemporary Arts Center

 

Writing the Playwright

March 21, 2005

Written by Alan Jozwiak

CPI Developmental Workshop, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati

 

Trust

March 15, 2005

Written by Renee Alper, and directed by Jim Stump

 

Interview

March 15, 2005

Written and directed by Roger Brookfield

 

Where There’s Smoke

March 15, 2005

Written by Phil Paradise

 

Sandpainting in Apartment 3B

April 19, 2005

Written by Pauline Smolin

 

Fax From Moot Point

February 22, 2005

Written by Mark Schlacter

 

Dr. Eloise Sumner and Her Psychological Tomfoolery

January 17, 2005

Written by Chuck Sambuchino

CPI Developmental workshop, Contemporary Arts Center

 

Numbers Man

December 6, 2004

Written by Pauline Smolin

CPI Developmental Workshop, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati.

 

Delirium’s Daughters

November 16, 2004

Written by Nicholas Korn

 

This Party’s For You

October 19, 2004

Written by Chuck Sambuchino, and directed by Carrie-Ellen Zappa

 

Suicide

May 18, 2004

Written by Chuck Sambuchino, and directed by Carrie-Ellen Zappa

 

Celebrity

May 18, 2004

Written and directed by Roger Brookfield

 

The Martha Problem 

April 13, 2004

Written by Melanie Garner, and directed by Mary Lenning

 

Hotel Terminus 

March 16, 2004

Written by Bill Hilsmier, and directed by Henry Cepluch

 

Women on the Edge: 3 Monologues: Dead Deer in the Dark, The Fish in the Dumpster, and The End of My Life as a Back Porch Beautician

March 16, 2004

Written by Nancy Gall-Clayton, and directed by Greg Procaccino & Sunshine Cappelletti

 

Fugitive Slave 

November 18, 2003

Written by Henry Burke & Dick Croy, and directed by Greg Procaccino

 

Birds Alone 

October 21, 2003

Written by C. J. Gambill, and directed by Joe Stollenwerk

 

Son of the Moon: The Mind and Art of Orson Wells

April 15, 2003

Written by Chuck Wente, and directed by Greg Procaccino

 

Jay’s Symphony 

March 19, 2003

Written by Allyson Jacob, and directed by Christine DeFrancesco

 

Shylock’s Daughter 

November 19, 2002

Written by Nancy Pauline Smolin, and directed by Chuck Wente

The Day the Boogeman Caught the Southbound 

October 22, 2002

Written & directed by Michel Matre

 

Dora, Why Can’t You Sit Still? 

October 22, 2002

Written by Alan Jozwiak & directed by Greg Procaccino

 

The Myth of Preston Burlingame 

September 17, 2002

Written and directed by Roger Brookfield

 

The Immie Queen

May 14, 2002

Written by Pauline Smolin, and directed by Jane Goetzman

 

The Mirror 

April 9, 2002

Written by Charles McClinon, and directed by Debra Brock-Blanks

 

General Orders No. 11

March 12, 2002

Written by Nancy Gall-Clayton, and directed by Jane Goetzman

 

Ice Cream Parlor and Retrospect 

November 20, 2001

Written by Barbara Gilber

 

A Bag of Groceries 

November 20, 2001

Written by Phil Paradis, and directed by Ted Weil

Outside the Lines 

October 16, 2001

Written by Allyson Jacob

 

Ronnin

September 18, 2001

Written and directed by Roger Brookfield

 

VG in a Bottle 

May 15, 2001

Written and directed by Mardi K. Fallon

Lover, Thief, Sweet Angel of Death 

April 10, 2001

Written by Phil Paradis, and directed by Michael Shooner

 

Simulators

March 20, 2001

Written by Richard Scheff, and directed by Bob Elkins

 

Cropcirclers: A Modern Fable for Us All 

February 20, 2001

Written by Alan Jozwiak, and directed by Greg Procaccino

 

What Is the Emergency? 

January 23, 2001

Written by Pat Herold, and directed by Jim Waldfogle

 

The New Kimono

November 21, 2000

Written and directed by Roger Brookfield

 

Who Is Jack Sharp 

October 17, 2000

Written by Lawson Wulsin, and directed by John Zurick

 

Flights; No Favors and Lift-Off 

September 19, 2000

Written by Marion di Falco, and directed by Don Sterling Wong

 

Kerenyi and the Messenger 

June 20, 2000

Written by Will Hamrick

 

The In-Between Time 

June 20, 2000

Written by Boo Friedman

 

The Age of Discovery 

February 8, 2000

Written by Joe McDonough

 

Jean Jacqes Tells All

LoCal News 

April 18, 2000

Written by Phil Clayton, and directed by Gary Downes

 

Cerebral Vanderville 

September 14, 1999

Written by Scott Levy

 

In Rehearsal 

June 15, 1999

Written by Mardi Fallon

 

Kerenyi and the Messenger 

June 20, 1999

Written by Will Hamrick, and directed by Eleanore Chapin

 

The In-Between Time 

June 20, 1999

Written by Boo Friedman, and directed by Daniel Aidridge

 

Just One Time 

May 9, 1999

Written by William Addison, and directed by Eleanore Chapin

 

 

The Players 

May 9, 1999

Written by Michael Matre, and directed by Eleanore Chapin

 

 

Mississippi Summer 

May 9, 1999

Written by Robert Pawlicki, and directed by Don S. Wong

 

Mystery Lights for the New Millenium 

April 20, 1999

Written by Alan Jozwiak

 

Temporary Situation 

April 20, 1999

Written by Steve Lansky

 

No Explanation 

April 20, 1999

Written by George Dershimer

 

Silent Night, Opening Night 

March 23, 1999

Written by Bob McKay

 

All That Matters 

March 16, 1999

Written by Kevin Podgorski

 

 

My Time as Something Else 

March 14, 1999

Written by Roger Brookfield, and directed Don S. Wong

 

 

The Age of Discovery 

February 8, 1999

Written and directed by Joe McDonough

 

Anatomy of A Marriage 

January 19, 1999

Written by Sally Domet, and directed by Su Read

 

 

The Bastard 

January 18, 1999

Written and directed by Jay Kalagayan

 

 

The Ghost Writer 

November 16, 1998

Written and directed by William Hilsmier

Benediction

November 16, 1998

Written by Madeline Croy Izzo, and directed by Eleanore Chapin

 

 

The Anniversary 

November 16, 1998

Written by Phil Paradis, and directed by Eleanore Chapin

 

 

The Fellowship of the Ring 

October 12, 1998

Written by Blake Bowden, and directed by Mary Lenning

 

 

Cerebral Vaudeville 

September 14, 1998

Written by Scott Levy

 

 

In Rehearsal 

June 1, 1998

Written by Mardi Fallon, and directed by Eleanore Chapin

 

 

The Tree Zon 

May 4 , 1998

Written by Pauline Smolin, and directed by Luther Gibson & Pauline Smolin

Casualties

April 28, 1998

Written by Sally Domet, and directed by Stevie Zimmerman

 

 

Mystery Lights for the New Millenium 

April 20, 1998

Written by Alan Jozwiak, and directed by Jon Kamholtz

 

 

Temporary Situation 

April 20, 1998

Written by Steve Lansky, and directed by Richard Hess

 

 

No Explanation 

April 20, 1998

Written and directed by George Dershimer

 

 

All that Matters 

March 16, 1998

Written and directed by Kevin Podgorski

 

 

Silent Night, Opening Night 

February 23, 1998

Written by Bob McKay

 

 

Jerk Boss 

December 15, 1997

Written and directed by Michael J. Matre

 

 

Drive

November 17, 1997

Written and directed by Jay Kalagayan

 

 

Devereaux in Decline 

October 20, 1997

Written by Kevin Barry, and directed by Gary Downes

 

 

You Wanna Learn the Language 

September 15, 1997

Written by Roger Brookfield, and directed by Richard Hess

 

Contest of Will 

May 20, 1997

Written by Phil Clayton, and directed by Matt Wehner