Staff

TIM PERRINO (Director/Executive Artistic Director) founded Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT) in 1982, which evolved into Cincinnati Landmark Productions. In 2013, Tim ended his captaincy of the Showboat Majestic after 23 adventurous years. This is his 17th season at the Covedale, the 4th year at the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater and the 37th summer of CYPT. CYPT was awarded the prestigious Post-Corbett award in 2001. In 2008, Tim earned “The Trailblazer Award” via the Enquirer’s Acclaim awards, and with Denny Reed and his wife Jennifer, he was inducted into the 2009 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Hall of Fame. Tim directed in 4 states, including 15 years of Youth Sing Praise at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. “Thanks Doug, board, staff and patrons who share this adventure. Thanks Jennifer for your incredible work, humor, faith, love and support.”

JENNIFER PERRINO (Business Manager/Producer) spent 15 years as resident choreographer before moving into a management role for CLP. Jen is responsible for the annual budget, contracts, accounting, personnel issues and also serves as Board Secretary. Jennifer is married to Tim Perrino (the boss man) and is looking forward to all the adventures to come. Along with Denny Reed and Tim, she was inducted into the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Hall of Fame in 2009.

RODGER PILLE (Managing Director) has worked in the communications field for more than 20 years, including as the PR director for Cincinnati Museum Center and Newport Aquarium. Rodger joined CLP in 2012 and served as Project Manager for the Warsaw Federal Incline Theater and then the Madcap Education Center. He and his wife Krista live in Western Hills with their son Charlie, who prefers ABBA’s superior musical Chess.

BLAIRE BARTISH (Madcap Education Center Director) oversees the development of class and camp programs, special events, recruiting and hiring teaching artists, coordinates the performance schedule and manages the financial affairs and revenue development for the Madcap Education Center.  Before coming to CLP, she worked as Manager of School and Public Programs for the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton. She’s also worked at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and as a public school teacher in Ohio.  Blaire holds a degree in Early Childhood Education with a Minor in Dance and Theater from Ohio Wesleyan University. She has also completed coursework (and is writing her final capstone paper) for her Masters in Education in Educational Policy Studies and Research from DePaul Univesity.

DENNY REED (Box Office Manager/Lighting Designer) received a BFA degree in Theatre from NKU. Earlier in his career, he worked for Contemporary Dance Theatre, Jeanne Mam-Luft Dance and Shawn Womack Dance Company. Denny began working for CLP in 1991 and designs lighting and sound. Denny also is the Box Office Manager. Along with Tim and Jennifer, he was inducted into the Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Hall of Fame (2009).

CAREN BRADY (Costume Designer/Properties) has a theater degree from Bluffton University. She costumes all of CLP’s productions, including favorites: My Fair Lady, Joseph/Dreamcoat, Hello Dolly!, The Will Rogers Follies, and A Chorus Line. Caren has also designed for Xavier University, King's Island and many television commercials. Caren thanks her friends and family for their support of all the craziness over the years! Individuals and groups who wish to rent costumes from our growing collection may contact her at (513) 241-6550 or carenbrady@clpshows.org.

MATTHEW WILSON (Day Box Office Asst. Manager) has been a part of the CLP family since 1995 when he performed in his first CYPT show. He has performed on the Showboat and Covedale stages as well as directed acclaimed productions, including: The Rocky Horror Show, Chicago, RENT, Into the Woods, 1776, A Chorus Line, 42nd Street, George M!, and Big River. Up next, he will direct Pippin at the Incline!

CHASE MELENDEZ (Scenic Artist / Production Manager) has been with CLP since the summer of 2015. His first show with the company was CYPT’s Hairspray. He received his BA in studio art from San Diego State University and his MFA in studio art from DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. He has additional experience in film, video, live event, and special event productions. When not building and painting sets with CLP, he concentrates on his own art practice at his Camp Washington studio.  

TRACI LISTO (Scenic Artist) is so excited to be joining the CLP family! Her first production was Once on This Island. A UC alum, she studied English Literature and Fine Arts, focusing on painting and drawing. When not assisting with sets, she is often found dog sitting, talking about her nephew, or annoying people with Broadway or Disney tunes.                                          

KATARINA ANHOFER (Sound Board) has been a part of the CLP family since February 2016. She has been a member of the house and box office staff, but now serves as the sound board operator.

STIX NEWMAN (Costumer Asst.) is a costume designer, drag performer and makeup artist hailing from Cincinnati. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in costume design at NKU but nothing could prepare her for the wild and wacky adventures (including making costumes for bat boys, blueberries and toxic avengers) that she’s encountered she since left. She’s thankful for support from her family and friends. She’s also thankful to have a job in the theatre and hopes you leave the show feeling inspired and hopeful- because that’s what theatre is all about. “Have courage and be kind.”

BRETT BOWLING (Scenic Designer) has been with CLP since 2011, and in 2013 started designing. He earned a Broadway World Award in 2014 for A Streetcar Named Desire. He studied theater at UT, building and acted in many shows. He’s been onstage with CLP in The Caine Mutiny Court Martial (Lt. Tom Keefer), Joseph…Dreamcoat (Levi), A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens), and most recently, 1776 (John Dickinson). He would like to thank his wife Liz and son Benny and daughter Quinn.

 

Box Office and House Staff .......................  ....Daphne Miller, Jenny Lutes
                                
Rosemary Wilson, Mimi Witsken, Michelle Fischli,
                                  Helena Bullock, Alex Cumbow, Theresa Thien

Scenic Production Crew ..........................................................Peter Culter

Concession Manager………………  ….....................….…Kathy Thorman

Concession Bartenders........…Kathy Thorman, Leeann Grogan, Alli Grogan

Photography…………...........……….......Tammy Cassesa, Mikki Schaffner