Tatiana Godfrey (ArtReach Touring Actor)
Tatiana was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating with a B.F.A. in drama from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she became a founding member of Pipeline Theatre Company in New York and Fabrefaction Theatre Company in Atlanta, Georgia. She spent two years as the Artistic Associate at Fabrefaction Theatre before moving back to her hometown. Tatiana is very excited to make her professional Cincinnati debut with ArtReach and TCTC.
Ian Hayes (ArtReach Touring Actor)
Ian is a voice over artist and incredibly excited to bring those talents to The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati and ArtReach. He has spent the last two years performing shows at elementary schools in Canada, England, Australia, and all 50 states. Ian is also an accomplished actor in the Dayton/Cincinnati, Ohio area having won an award for best supporting actor in Dayton. In his spare time, he teaches improv classes at several schools in Dayton.
Emily Mohler (ArtReach Touring Actor)
Emily is a Theatre and Drama B.A. from Indiana University. This is her first performance tour and she is thrilled to be a part of ArtReach. Some of her past roles include: Martha Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, Margie Frake in State Fair, and Kate Murphy in Titanic.
Ivory Mazur (ArtReach Touring Actor)
Ivory Mazur comes from Germany, where he fell in love with theater. He later moonlighted as an actor in the Kansas City area and fell in love with the ever popular Theater for Young Audiences series. For the last eight years he's had the privilege to choreograph over 25 shows on seven different stages; two of which gained national attention. He's delighted to join the ArtReach and TCTC family.
Kelly Germain (Playwright "Rumpelstiltskin")
Kelly most recently served as the Artistic Director for ArtReach, the touring division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. She joined ArtReach in 1994 as a resident and returned in 1995 as resident director. While working on her MFA at The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kelly taught acting for performance majors as well as as creative dramatics for elementary education students. Through UW-Madison’s Arts in Education programming, Kelly also worked with elementary school children and their teachers on the use of theatre arts in the classroom as springboard into various curricula. Kelly has taught locally at Northern Kentucky University and area elementary schools as well as many professional development workshops for Greater Cincinnati area teachers. In addition to being part of the ArtReach team, Kelly is a member of the Actors Equity Association. Kelly’s performance credits include working with the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, The Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC (formerly The Folger), The Maryland Shakespeare Festival and The Madison Rep in Wisconsin. Kelly was also an original member of the award winning comedy improv troupe Carnivores in Action (she was the only herbivore!) For The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, she wrote Holiday Follies 2011, Holiday Follies 2 as well as the original Holiday Follies, adapted Tom Sawyer: A River Adventure and directed the MainStage productions of Tom Sawyer and Charlotte’s Web.
David Kisor (Music Writer & Arranger "Rumpelstiltskin")
David Kisor is a composer, performer and teacher. Mr. Kisor composed the music for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s productions of Robin Hood, The Fantasic Toy Shoppe, Noah’s Ark, The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit, Tom Sawyer: an original musical, Frosty: A Magical Adventure and Hansel and Gretel. From the classroom to the professional theater stage, he is constantly creating new music and musical plays. Mr. Kisor holds a Master’s degree in music composition from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. As Music Director for Children Inc. in Covington, KY, he continues to add to a library of research-based songs for the preschool classroom. He sings, dances, acts, tells stories and plays the keyboard, guitar and various other instruments. Mr. Kisor is also a sports enthusiast, marathon runner and father of four children.
Joseph McDonough (Playwright "Cincinnati: City of Immigrants")
Joseph McDonough’s plays include Wayfarer’s Rest, One, Spark of the Sun, Travels of Angelica, Morning Dancer and Stone My Heart as well as other plays and musical adaptations with composer David Kisor, several of which have been produced by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. He has twice won the Mickey Kaplan New American Play Prize and has been the resident playwright at both the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati where several of his plays received their world premieres. His plays have been produced and developed at many theatres around the country and are published by Playscripts and Theatrical Rights Worldwide. He is a proud member of New River Dramatists and the Dramatists Guild. He previously studied playwriting with Edward Albee and Michael Weller. He is represented by Bret Adams Limited Artists Agency in New York.
Kathryn Schultz Miller (Playwright "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow")
Kathryn Schultz Miller has written plays for young audiences since 1976. She served for 20 years as co-founder and artistic director of ArtReach Touring Theatre, a professional touring theatre based in Cincinnati. Miller is the recipient of three playwriting fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Fourteen of her scripts have been produced nationwide. Her published plays include Island Sun, Amelia Earhart, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, A Thousand Cranes, Haunted Houses, You Don’t See Me and Blue Horses (Dramatic Publishing); Red Badge of Courage and The Shining Moment (Anchorage Press); Poe, Poe! (IE Clark Publishing); and Choosing Sides for Basketball (Baker’s Plays). A Thousand Cranes is included in "Twenty Great Plays for Children," an anthology edited by Coleman A. Jennings, with foreward by Maurice Sendak, published by St. Martin’s Press. Miller is the winner of the 1985 Post-Corbett Award for “literary excellence in playwriting.”
Chris Stewart (Playwright "The Sword in the Stone")
Chris has served The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati as actor-director-playwright-teaching-artist, and has collaborated with Kelly Germain on several playwrighting projects including Jack and the Beanstalk and Holiday Follies 2 and Holiday Follies 2011. Chris adapted the ArtReach touring shows Huck Finn and The Fantastic Toy Shoppe, and he has also written for programs at The Covedale Center for Performing Arts. In addition, he directed Aesop’s Fables and The Ugly Ducking for ArtReach. Chris is from Omaha, NE, where his performances with The Rose Theatre garnered regional acclaim and in the Cincinnati area he performed the title roles in The Nerd (Showboat Majestic) and Pippin (Carnegie). For The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, Chris appeared as Peter in Disney’s Peter Pan JR., Tom in Tom Sawyer: A River Adventure, the Narrator in Jack and the Beanstalk, Max in Holiday Follies and as Cogsworth in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.. He has directed drama programs for young performers all over the Cincinnati area, including the Covedale Young People’s Theatre Prep. Chris was in the Edinburgh Fringe Festivals 2006-07 as an actor and press/marketing officer and has performed in local shows at the Showboat, Commonweath Theatre Company and the Carnegie. A graduate of Hillsdale College (BA, Theatre; BA, English) and alum of the Huron Playhouse, Chris now shifts his focus to education.
Mary Tensing (Playwright "The Gift of the Magi" & "The Rosa Parks Story")
Mary is playwright, actor and director. Past productions she and David Kisor have teamed up to create for The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati include: The Rockin’ Adventures of Peter Rabbit, Frosty: A Magical Adventure, and Hansel and Gretel. She was also commissioned to write Thanksgiving Eve, Androcles and the Lion (music and lyrics by Deondra Kamau Means), and Rapunzel. For ArtReach: A Division of The Children’s Theatre, she’s written: The Gift of the Magi, The Satchel Paige Story, Breakin’ Down the Bard: An Introduction to Shakespeare, Levi Coffin: An Abolitionist’s Life, A Christmas Carol, Sleeping Beauty, The Rosa Parks Story, The Works of Edgar Allen Poe, An Algonquin Cinderella, Coretta Scott King and the Fight for Freedom. Her other plays include: Ice Floe (The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati and Ohio State University at Newark), The Annie Glenn Story (Muskingum College), Tales of the Baba Yaga, and Placing Out (The School for the Creative and Performing Arts). Her pieces Sucking the Marrow and Us Chickens have been produced by The Contemporary American Theatre Company in Columbus as part of the Shorts festivals. Mary is a graduate of The School for the Creative and Performing Arts and Northwestern University.