Immersive Experiences. Inspired Learning.

Our adult workshops offer an opportunity for audiences to enhance their experience with select productions. We seek to create an environment that fosters curiosity, conversation and personal discovery. All workshops take place at the Playhouse.

Writing and Performing Sketch Comedy

Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. to noon

Cost: $50

Have you ever dreamed of being on Saturday Night Live? In this adult enrichment workshop, learn how to write sketch comedy and satire. You’ll get to perform an original sketch by the end of the workshop!

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Dave Powell, OTRimprov
Dave Powell is a native Cincinnatian who bounced back to Cincinnati like most people who grew up here. He is a graduate of the College for Creative Studies and The Second City's Conservatory, Writing, and Graduate program, which are all located in Detroit. Currently Dave teaches improv at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Xavier University and Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and he is the Co-Director of OTRimprov, the house team of Know Theatre of Cincinnati. OTRimprov is also the producers of the Improv Festival of Cincinnati. Select credits are Occupational Pleasures, Tom Abroad, The Naughty List, and he is a frequent cast member in Know Theatre's Serials series. Dave says "yes" often and encourages you to do the same thing.

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Illustrating Cartoons

Saturday, May 4, 10 a.m. to noon

Cost: $50

Do you seek out the humor in everyday life and enjoy reading the funny section of the newspaper? In the spirit of our production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, learn how to illustrate your own cartoon characters and bring your comical stories to life for all to enjoy. Go ahead — share a laugh.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Tory Erpenbeck
Tory Erpenbeck is an illustrator from the Cincinnati area. Tory creates cartoon drawings with pop-surrealist and fantasy undertones. Tory received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration from the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2015. Using both traditional and digital media, he makes work influenced by extraterrestrials, tarot, magic and mythology. He seeks to raise questions about reality, different dimensions and the ethereal energies of the universe.

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Building a Tiny House

Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to noon

Cost: $50

Do you dream of finding meaning in minimalism? Do you have a desire to shrink your world to its essentials in pursuit of easy living? In the spirit of our production of Tiny Houses, come learn the basic building blocks of constructing your own tiny house.

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