New Plays, New Voices, New Talents


2014 - 2014 - 2014


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CPI New Voices Staged Readings



PURPLE PAINT By Bridget Ossmann



October 14, 2014


GRANT’S WISH By Ted Pollard



November 11, 2014


NOT OUR TOWN By David Greenberg



CPI Playwriting Salon

CPI Special Events



Cincinnati Playwrights Initiative (CPI)

We are in the process of revamping our website. Please excuse the dust. Please continue to visit this website for comprehensive updates of all CPI’s activities.

This HOME PAGE will always feature the upcoming New Voices Staged Readings.

For a complete program, including CPI Board Monthly Business Meeting, Informal Cold Reading / Playwriting Salon, and any other relevant CPI venues, visit the CALENDAR PAGE.

For Informal Cold Reading / Playwriting Salon, visit PLAYWRITING SALON PAGE

If you are a playwright, send us your new work; we are looking for good manuscripts!

CPI’s New Voices Staged Readings are normally performed at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, Fifth-Third Bank Theater (Black Box), corner of Main and Seventh Streets. Occasionally they are performed at the Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 650 Walnut Street.

Tickets are only $ 8. Reservations may be made in advance at Aronoff Center Box Office, or by calling:

513-621-2787, or online at:


(Page address changes each season.)

To avoid surcharge, get your tickets at the box office at normal work hours.



CPI's 2014-2015 season

begins on September 9, 2014

CPI New Voices Staged Readings


at the Aronoff Center






September 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM

“Purple Paint”

Written by Bridget Ossmann


Tickets are only $8

Reservations may be made in advance at Aronoff Center Box Office,

or by calling 513-621-2787, or online










CPI Playwriting Salon




NEXT at the SALON:


NEXT is on March 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM

CPI hosts a group of Equity and non-Equity actors in a public discussion of “What actors want from playwrights” and other relevant theatre issues.    

On the panel:  Michael Bath, Ken Early, Jim Stump, Renee Alper, and possibly Tom Manning.

Please join us.


General seating:  RSVP is required.


The venue is FREE, but we ask guests to bring appetizers or beverages to share.

Location: 2815 Commons Way, (45219) - French Hall on UC Campus.  Room 2225 (ground floor).

Try to park on Jefferson Ave (free).  Do not park on Campus, unless in a garage.


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