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About LCT

Who We Are

The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnati’s theatre community. LCT provides its members companies and individual members with education, resources and services to enhance the quality and exposure of the theatre community in Cincinnati and help increase community awareness, attendance and involvement, with the goal of increasing the quality and frequency of theatre activity in Cincinnati. LCT is dedicated to the education of the public to an expanded knowledge and awareness of the performing arts and perception of the arts as a vital part of community life.

What We Do

LCT’s efforts have taken various forms over the last two decades, from internships and awards galas, to AEA grants and prizes for emerging artists.

Currently, the League is focused on promoting and engaging with Cincinnati theatre through two primary means:

Stage Insights Reviews

Members of LCT’s stage insights team are educated passionate theatre goers. The team is tasked with writing responses to every production produced by LCT member theatres, expanding the critical dialogue around each show and increasing public awareness.

On Stage Cincy

A searchable calendar of all the shows onstage by LCT Member theatres. A single stop for fans of Cincinnati Theatre.

Board Members


Jen Joplin (President)




Jim Stump (Vice President)




Pamela Young (Treasurer)

   PamYoungPamela M Young has been on the LCT board since Summer 2013 as treasure. She enjoys being a part of this vibrant group. Her full time job is with The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati since 2007. Pam says there is something about seeing children attend live theatre and the amazement on their faces, totally hoping they become the next generation of theatre goers!






Clint Ibele (Secretary)

ClintIbeleImageClint Ibele has been involved with Falcon Theatre off and on since 2001 in various capacities, including props, box office, lighting and sound execution, acting, and directing.  A board member at Falcon, he heads up Falcon Takes Flight, a new division of Falcon, that promotes the arts and the love of theatre through community involvment projects such as the Campbell County Library Signature Series,  the New Richmond, OH Historical Society and the Cincinnati Muesum Center.






Andrew Hungerford (Website Chair)

AndrewHungerfordAndrew is in his first season as Artistic Director of Know Theatre of Cincinnati where he’s been resident scenic and lighting designer for seven years. Around town, he’s been resident designer for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company since 2010 and spent nearly ten seasons as lighting designer for The Children’s Theatre. Design credits elsewhere include: Cincinnati Playhouse; Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey; Portland Stage Company; Performance Network; The Flea; The Theatre @ Boston Court; and the Edinburgh Fringe. Andrew holds degrees in theatre and astrophysics from Michigan State University and an MFA in lighting design from UC CCM.






Kevin Crowley (Individual Membership chair)

KevinCrowleyKevin Crowley returned to Cincinnati in 2006 from Los Angeles where he worked primarily in TV including CSI, Reba, Without a Trace, Murphy Brown, Drew Carey, Malcom in the Middle, Boy Meets World. Film credits include, Major League, The Fugitive, Backdraft, Suicide Kings and the Package.

As an actor, writer and director, Kevin was an actor, director and teacher with the famed Second City in Chicago, for many years. He also appeared with the Steppenwolf, Northlight and Victory Gardens theaters in Chicago.

Other theater credits include War Music at the David Geffen theater in Los Angeles (2003, Ovation Award) and Mice and Men (2006, Acclaim Award) at the Playhouse in the Park and St. Louis Rep and a Cincinnati Entertainment Award for his work in Opus (2007) at the Ensemble Theater of Cincinnati. In 2011 he helped start the Clifton Players, who are currently in the midst of their fourth season.







Sara Clark (Fellowship chair)

Sara Clark

Sara Clark is excited to see what the next year will bring for LCT. An Artistic and Development Associate with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, Sara has the privilege to act, direct, teach, and write grants for her favorite arts organization in Cincinnati, and, as a ten-year member of the Company’s resident ensemble, has performed in or directed over 75 productions for CSC. She has also worked locally with Know Theatre, New Edgecliff, The Carnegie, and Cincinnati Fringe. Sara lives in Madisonville with her husband and favorite actor, Nick Rose. They welcomed their first child, Brennan Michael, in July







Jared Doren

JaredDorenJared Doren was hired and moved to Cincinnati 20 years ago as an acting intern for Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati. Currently a local director and actor, Jared has worked full time in arts administration for over fifteen years with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati Opera, and is currently employed as Patron Services Manager at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.  Jared is also a founding member of Cincinnati LAB Theatre.  Local directing credits include:   Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Bus Stop (New Edgecliff Theatre), All New People (Untethered Theatre), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Carnegie Arts Center),  Assassins, And Then There Were None, The Elephant Man, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, The Boys Next Door, and “Art” (Falcon Theatre)   Local acting credits include:  A Question Of Mercy, The Last Act is a Solo, Around The World in 80 Days, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, The Frog Princess, and Alice in Wonderland (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati).   







Rodger Pille (Stage Insights Co-chair)

RodgerPilleImageRodger Pille is a recent addition to the LCT Board. He serves as Manager, Communications/Development for Cincinnati Landmark Productions, leading communication, fundraising and special project initiatives for the Covedale Center for the Performing Arts and the just-opened Warsaw Federal Incline Theater (for which he served as Project Manager). Pille has worked in the communications field in the Tri-state area for more than 20 years, including stops at CityBeat newspaper, Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and Newport Aquarium. A graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, Pille lives with his wife Krista and son Charlie in Western Hills.








Sheldon Polonsky (Stage Insights Co-chair)

Sheldon Polonsky is a pediatrician and computerized medical record specialist who has been an avid theater-goer all his life. In addition to his MD he has a BA in English with a particular interest in Shakespeare and classical theater. He has also developed strong ties with the Cincinnati theater community through the efforts of his son, Mitchell, who has been very active in local theater. Sheldon has been a panelist previously both with the League  of Cincinnati Theatres and ACT.








Maggie Perrino (Social Media Chair)

MaggiePerrinoImageMaggie Perrino is proud to represent The Carnegie on the LCT board. Her background includes experience in non-profit administration, choreography, directing, and production roles from props to producing. Prior to becoming Theatre Director at The Carnegie, Maggie previously worked as the Events Coordinator for The Educational Theatre Association, Theatre Program head for Notre Dame Academy in Park Hills, KY, and Technical Manager and Dance Captain for Coney Island Live Shows. She also choreographs for many Cincinnati theaters and high schools. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in community arts programming and a Master’s in Teaching from Thomas More College with a certification in theatre. She is a 2012 Outstanding Women of NKY Scholarship Winner for her work in the local arts community.




Kathy Neus

Kathy Neus is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Now in her 23rd season with the Playhouse, Kathy leads the marketing and communications plans as well as the ticketing and sales operations for the organization. Having lived in Cincinnati for most of her life, Kathy’s love of theatre and dedication to the Playhouse goes back to her formative years when her mother was a Playhouse volunteer during the late 1970s.







Carol Brammer




Jeff Landen