A.J. is excited to play with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park! A.J. is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, but has grown very fond of Cincinnati. Recently, A.J. has been seen in Lawbreakers! (Angelina Weld Grimke/Sojourner Truth/Olivia) at StageOne, A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Past/Lucy) at Trinity Repertory Co. and Intimate Apparel (Esther) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Mistress Page) at Theater at Monmouth. Cincinnati credits include: Descent: A Murder Ballad (Ruby), the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and The Absentee (Beacon/Chance) at Know Theatre of Cincinnati, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), A Flea in Her Ear (Olympia) and Julius Caesar (Cassius) at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. A proud Script Reader and emerging playwright, A.J. holds BAs in Communication, Theatre and History from Auburn University at Montgomery. Dreams do come true!
Phineas is excited to help bring this classic and well-loved story to new audiences as a part of this innovative production. After making his professional debut with the Peterborough Players (NH) at age 17, Phineas was trained at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He went on to perform in multiple productions at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, and has since enjoyed working on stages across the United States. Locally, Phineas has performed at various area theatres since arriving in July of 2016. Favorite roles include Edmund in King Lear, Stanley in A Streetcar Named Desire, Banquo in Macbeth and Hugo/Frederic in Ring Round The Moon. Phineas is thankful for the support of his wife and family. He is grateful to the Playhouse for this opportunity and for their commitment to keeping the stage lights on in 2020. Black Lives Matter.