How much have things changed since then? Or not?
"Perhaps its shows like this that will make our history more accessible to the masses and will ultimately save us from our own negativity, hatred, and rage. And with an acting acrobat like Torie Wiggins on stage, people can’t help but pay attention."
-- Kirk Sheppard, The Sappy Critic
TWILIGHT: Los Angeles, 1992
Torie Wiggins is a graduate of UC CCM with a BFA in Dramatic Performance. She has co-adapted aend performed a one-woman show, Your Negro Tour Guide, and toured with it across the country. She has appeared on All My Children and the feature film Love Me Through It. Cincinnati credits: Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party, Collapse, Afghan Women Writer’s Project, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Pluto, and Harry and the Thief (Know Theatre of Cincinnati) and The Mountaintop (Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati). She also appeared in To Kill a Mockingbird with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, and performed the title role in Black Pearl Sings! at ETC, both for which she was nominated for an LCT Award. She most recently made her debut at Human Race Theater Company as Vera Charles in Mame.
Brian Isaac Phillips (Director): Brian was named Producing Artistic Director of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in 2010 after being Artistic Director since 2003. He is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Mr. Phillips, originally from Pittsburgh, is a graduate of Morehead State University, and has been a resident of Cincinnati for 16 years. In that time, he has worked for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The Children’s Theatre, Know Theatre of Cincinnati, New Stage Collective, as well as over 100 productions with CSC. He also has worked regionally at theaters in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Northern Ohio. Mr. Phillips has recently been seen onstage in Collapse at Know Theatre, Porgy and Bess at Cincinnati Opera, as well as The Seafarer and Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Ensemble Theatre. He staged Know Theatre’s recent productions of When The Rain Stops Falling, Angels in America: Millenium Approaches, and The Handmaid’s Tale. On May 3, 2013, Brian was recognized by Mayor Mark Mallory and the City of Cincinnati for his decade of achievement and service at CSC. He was also named a finalist for 2013’s class of Forty Under Forty, and a finalist for the Ohio Governors’ Arts Awards. He is thrilled to have led CSC to produce Shakepeare’s complete 38 play canon. Brian is the lucky husband of Corinne Mohlenhoff, one of the most amazing actresses in town, and the proud father of Holden and Annabel.