Stage Insights Contributors

Molly Alderson is an advertising professional. She is a Wittenberg University alum, where she attended on a theatre scholarship. Since graduating, Molly has performed in both theatre, dance and improv groups across the country. She loves attending live performances and hopes her passion for writing will inspire others to get back to the theatre, as well. 

Grace Eichler is a Cincinnati-based dentist. She is a Miami University alum, where she was in main-stage shows and past-president of Stage Left. She has performed locally in musicals and comedies. She developed her love of writing for theatre in Cappies, a program that trains high school students to review theatre.

Mary Kate Groh is a 2019 Miami University graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Communication. She is an innovative creator with a passion for marketing, writing, design, and social media strategies that will help her employer surpass their goals and expectations. She is past director of theatre at RoyalMont Academy and currently Communication Associate for Findlay Market.

Doug Iden is an avid, lifelong theater fan with an extensive collection of original cast albums.  He also teaches classes on musical theater at OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute).

Alan Jozwiak is a local playwright, UC English Composition instructor, Comics Scholar and been with LCT for 9 years.

Swapna Mirashi brings her scientific outlook, business sense, creative thinking and an extensive experience in writing and training to theatre and the arts. Swapna, MBA (Marketing/ Advertising) and BSc. (Chemistry), recently moved to the U.S. from Singapore. She’s collaborated with independent artists in Singapore and Ireland, winning an award at Zee5 Global Content Festival in February 2021. She performs locally with KalaSanman performing arts group.

Shawn Maus has directed over 50 productions for many high school and Community Theater groups for over 20 years. He has worked as a voice-over actor, performed stand-up comedy, , and has been on-court announcer for the Western and Southern Financial Group Masters and Women’s Open. Shawn has produced three short films, written numerous screenplays, television scripts, and theatrical plays.  Shawn is also a freelance copywriter, marketing expert and sought-after speaker on theatre education, social media and marketing strategies. He is the former Artistic Director for Finneytown High School’s theater program, former Director at Coney Island, and recently completed his MFA in screenwriting.

Jenifer Moore is a millennial living in her beloved Queen City. She is a communications professional (AAA), Walnut HIlls grad,  and loves to watch reruns of I Love Lucy and eat Graeter’s Ice Cream. Her passions lie in community service, attending entertainment shows and just living life. This is her 3rd year with LCT. 

Ariel Mary Ann Shaw is a Women and Gender Studies graduate from University of Cincinnati with a life long love of performing.

Nathan Top is a Cincinnati-based playwright and musician. Nathan works as a freelance trumpeter and pianist, performing in big bands, pit orchestras, and pop groups throughout Cincinnati. He holds a Masters degree in Jazz Studies from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor’s degree in Trumpet Performance from University of Idaho. Nathan has collaborated with several playwrights as composer/lyricist, as well as musically directed several shows and workshops.  His first play, The Secret Life of Bros, was selected for a live reading at the Cincinnati LAB Theater Festival in 2019.

Sherri Ogden Wellington holds a M.Ed.  She is a retired high school teacher, a veteran, and a lifelong  theater enthusiast.