The League of Cincinnati Theatres was founded in 1999 to strengthen, nurture and promote Cincinnatiâ€™s theatre community. We are a consortium of Cincinnati’s professional theatres with a mission to facilitate collaboration among regional theatre artists and to support critical arts writing in our community. LCT is dedicated to increasing 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 supporting critical arts writing and facilitating collaborations among theatre professionals across the region.
Over the pandemic, Cincinnati Theatre has had to grow and change to survive and The League of Cincinnati Theatres is no different. Over the last year, extensive focus group work has been done to rebuild our organization in a better, stronger way. In March of 2022, our new By-laws document was adopted, bringing individual artists into the membership structure of LCT. It is the deep belief of the Relaunch Committee that this change will help us build a stronger theatre community and breathe new life into the mission and work of LCT.
LCT Continuing “Stage Insights”
This season, LCT continues its program “Stage Insights”. In place of our reviews from a select number of our contributors dedicated to each of the theatres they are reviewing. In addition, they will be providing exciting Sneak Peaks of upcoming productions. Look for our Sneak Peaks on the front page of our website and our weekly reviews on the Review Page.
Stage Insights Review
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.
A Facebook community for Cincinnati’s theatre professionals, CincyTheatre Connections aims to provide a space for discussion, collaboration, and resource-sharing among the city’s theatre makers.
Relaunch LCT Team
Maggie (she/her) is the Theatre Director for The Carnegie as well as a theatre and dance professional with 25 years of training and performing experience. She regularly directs and choreographs for many Cincinnati theaters and schools, such as Cincinnati Landmark Productions, New Edgecliff Theatre, Falcon Theatre, Thomas More College, and Walnut Hills High School. She is a 2012 Outstanding Women of NKY scholarship winner and was recognized as part of WCPO’s Next Nine Arts and Entertainment cohort, a program identifying rising stars in the region.
Erin Carr (she/her) is currently working as a physical theatre practitioner, intimacy choreographer, and movement/kinesics consultant out of Cincinnati, OH. She is a proud graduate from NYU-Tisch where she studied at the Experimental Theatre Wing. She also recently received her MBA with a focus on Entrepreneurship and is currently working on her neuro-linguistic programming certification. In addition, she is the Co-Artistic Director of the feminist-centric theatre company, ReVamp Collective, based in Philadelphia, PA, as well as the Co-Founder of Solasta Theatre Lab in Cincinnati, OH. Additional information: www.erincarr.com
Pamela Young Treasurer
Pamela M Young has been on the LCT board since Summer 2013 as treasurer. 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!
LCT Stage Insights
Sheldon Polonsky 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.
Liz Eichler Co-Chair
Liz Eichler has focused on building and developing theatre audiences, and designing sets and costumes for over 20 years. She has worked at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, the University of Delawareâ€™s Professional Theatre Training Program, the University of South Carolina Upstate, The Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC, and at the Childrenâ€™s Museum of Indianapolis. She has an MBA from Wright State and a Masters in Theatre Education from Rutgersâ€™ Mason Gross School for the Arts. She teaches marketing at the University of Dayton and is working on other creative projects. Past president of LCT, she has been in the Cincinnati area for over 10 years.