TDW Announces a Second Series for HOME VIEW THEATRE

The Drama Workshop is excited to announce a second series of Home View Theatre productions. Home View Theatre consists of short videos scripted by local playwrights. “Our first series of Home View Theatre videos proved to be such a success for us, both financially and artistically, that we have decided to present a second series of videos this spring. We look forward to sharing this collection of plays with our subscribers and new audiences.” says Eric Thomas, President of TDW’s board and a co-producer of Home Brew Theatre, TDW’s annual celebration of ten-minute plays written by local playwrights.

The second series of Home View Theatre will kick off on February 12. New videos will be added every few weeks through the end of April. Videos for both the first and second series remain available for viewing for several months after their release.

Tickets to stream any of the Home View Theatre productions can be purchased at www.thedramaworkshop.org/homeview or by calling the box office at (513)598-8303. Single videos are $5 or you can subscribe to the series of six videos for only $25.

The following plays will be presented during Home View Theatre’s second series:

The Rules, a comedy by Jessie Faye. As they prepare for a first date, a man and woman reflect on societal pressure, self-doubt, and the complexities of the perfect outfit. TDW is excited to welcome Jeff and Maddy Weinkam to their TDW debut. They will play the couple, and Jeff is directing. The Rules will premiere on February 12 just in time to share with your loved one on Valentine’s Day weekend.

Vir:Us is a collection of monologues written by a group of TDW artists who began a writer’s group during their pandemic downtime. Each monologue, performed by its author, explores how people try to make connections with others during the pandemic. The group of actor/playwrights consists of Chris Bishop, Betsy Bossart, Stephanie Klein, Lindsey Pullum, Fred Tacon and Eric Thomas. Vir:Us will premiere February 26.

Second Story Jobs is a comedy by Fred Tacon that portrays what happens when an extremely overworked tooth fairy visits an adult man. The video will be directed by Lynne Aronson and feature Michael Sharon and Rusty Lacy. Second Story Jobs premieres March 12.

Goodwill is a play by Teri Foltz. While clearing out the garage after their mother’s death, a brother and sister learn of a family secret. The cast includes Linda Callahan and Steve Phelan under the direction of Julie Jordan. Goodwill premieres March 26.

Indian Sign is a drama by Clint Bramkamp in which conflict arises between a man leading a campaign to keep a twenty-eight-foot sign depicting an outdated view of Native Americans in place and a Native American activist who wants to see the sign taken down. Richard Zenk directs the cast which features Jessie Faye and John McInerney. Indian Sign premieres April 9.

I’m Bloody Retired is a comedy by Eric Thomas. Retiring Detective Sergeant Royal is given one last assignment – to train rookie Detective Francis – and one last case — to finally bring down his arch-nemesis . Dennis Murphy will direct and play Detective Royal. The cast also includes Nicholas Dunker, Lindsey Pullum, Chris Bishop and others. I’m Bloody Retired premieres April 23.

For additional information on The Drama Workshop or The Glenmore Playhouse, please contact me via email.

Dennis Murphy
VP of Productions, The Drama Workshop
durfsworld@yahoo.com

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THE DRAMA WORKSHOP was founded in 1954. TDW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing education and promotion of the theatrical arts. The Drama Workshop is widely recognized as one of greater Cincinnati’s most accomplished community theater organizations, garnering dozens of awards annually from the Association of Community Theatres of Greater Cincinnati. TDW’s 2019 production of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” was selected to represent the Southwest Ohio region at the Ohio Community Theatre Association annual conference. TDW was also honored to represent the state of Ohio at the 2013 and 2017 American Association of Community Theatre regional conferences. The Drama Workshop has been recognized by the Cincinnati Preservation Association for their efforts to rehabilitate the former Glenmore Bowl into The Glenmore Playhouse. Prospective members, and individuals or businesses interested in becoming involved or in helping advance TDW’s mission are encouraged to contact the group through our website at www.thedramaworkshop.org, or by phone at 513-598-8303.

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