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Meet the dedicated production and administration teams that comprise our Ensemble.

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Who we are

The people working behind the scenes at Ensemble Theatre include an enthusiastic staff, a generous and passionate Board of Directors, and countless talented artists, instructors, and volunteers working to produce the best theatre and meaningful engagement programs for our communities every day.


D. Lynn Meyers

The Ruth Dennis Sawyer/Mary Taft Mahler Producing Artistic Director

As Producing Artistic Director, D. Lynn Meyers has directed more than 100 world and regional premieres at Ensemble Theatre, including Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Legend of Georgia McBride, Hands on a Hardbody, Detroit ’67, I Am My Own Wife, and Next to Normal. She began her career as the Associate Artistic Director at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and has directed Off-Broadway at the York Theatre as well as extensively throughout the US and Canada. As a member of the Casting Society of America, Ms. Meyers has cast for PBS, CBS, BBC, HBO, Paramount, and MGM. Her recent feature credits include Carol, Miles Ahead, The Goat, The Old Man & the Gun, and The Public; she also served as the Location Casting Director for The Shawshank Redemption. She was named a finalist for the Zelda Fichandler National Award in 2011, is a past recipient of the YWCA Career Woman of Achievement Award, and received the 2018 Rosa F. and Samuel B. Sachs Fund Prize for her regional arts impact and leadership.

Board of Directors

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati’s Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders who are dedicated to the sustainability and success of the theater and to advancing our mission.


Executive Committee

Charles H. Gerhardt, III

Charles H. Gerhardt, III

Kathy DeLaura

Kathy DeLaura

Jeffrey Schloemer

Vice President
Jeffrey Schloemer

Mary Stagaman

Vice President
Mary Stagaman
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Dennis Geiger

Dennis Geiger

Darryl A. Peal

Darryl A. Peal

Sue Friedlander

Sue Friedlander

Nilesh Patel

Nilesh Patel


Holly Brians Ragusa

Holly Brians Ragusa

Otto M. Budig, Jr.

Otto M. Budig, Jr.

Kathy Burklow

Kathy Burklow

Tom Carothers

Tom Carothers

Stephen King

Stephen King

D. Lynn Meyers

ex officio
D. Lynn Meyers

Shekhar Mitra

Shekhar Mitra

Richard Postler

Richard Postler

Leah Quortrup

Leah Quortrup

Jackie Reau

Jackie Reau

Mike Schueler

Mike Schueler

Meggan Thompson

Meggan Thompson

Directors Emeriti
Skip Hickenlooper
Edward Marks

Founders’ Circle
Ruth D. & John Sawyer
Ken & Mary Mahler
Dr. Charles O. Carothers
Mitchell S. Meyers




Brian c. Mehring
Resident Scenic & Lighting Designer

Shannon Rae Lutz
Properties Master, Design Assistant, & Director of Apprentice Programming



Matthew Hollstegge
Production Manager

Jack Murphy
Technical Director

Rae Kuhn
Scenic Charge Artist & Production Assistant

Lyss R. Cunningham
Lighting & Sound Supervisor

Ivy Ashwell
Shop Carpenter


Stage Management

Margot Whitney
Production Stage Manager

Lexi Muller
Assistant Stage Manager


Michael R. Zimmer, CPA, CGMA
Director of Fiscal Operations



Josh Neumeyer
Finance & Grants Manager


Education, Engagement, & Inclusion

Lauren Carr
Director of Education, Engagement, & Inclusion

Victoria Aslanides
Education Associate & Resident Teaching Artist

Becca Howell
Education Associate



Jared D. Doren
Programming & Events Manager

Nick Ligon
Head of Security

Anna Sheridan
Administrative Associate

Marketing & Communications

Jocelyn Meyer
Director of Marketing & Communications

Amy J. Barbian
Marketing Manager

Becca Schall


Patron Services

Amy Weinstock
Box Office Manager

Sean Miller-Jones, Sharisse Santos
House Managers

2021-2022 Apprentices


Abby Palen

Adrian Devaughn Summers

Breauna Jurkowski

Christian Hall

Malyssa Quinn

Rachel Barkalow

Randolph Geers

Photo credits | Who we are, Annie Fitzpatrick, Becca Howell, and Barry Mulholland in Bloomsday (Mikki Schaffner); Volunteer, the Cast of Ripcord (Ryan Kurtz); Work with us, Bruce Cromer in An Iliad (Ryan Kurtz); Newsroom, Dennis Parlato and Amy Warner in 33 Variations (Sandy Underwood).