Cincinnati arts teams make plea for metropolis cash

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Playhouse in the Park hopes the addition to the personal gigs will add support for their brand new, state-of-the-art building in Mt. Adams. “We know the budget is tight, but like I said, this is a one-off, one-off project. So we’re cautiously optimistic that they’ll find a way to get us involved, ”said Blake Robinson, Artistic Director of Playhouse in the Park. For now, the city won’t fund $ 500,000 of the $ 50 million project. “We were disappointed when the mayor did not take up this project. You (the council) have an opportunity to fix that, ”Robison said. Councilor Chris Seelbach is already in a supportive role for the donations as the city already owns the building. “We invested millions of dollars in theaters that we don’t own – millions of dollars in the Madcap Puppet Theater on the west side. It makes no sense to me that this was not recommended, ”said Seelbach. Two other theaters also made their request. “I am starting the Robert O’Neal Multicultural Arts Center in my father’s legacy. The centre’s mission, like the arts consortium, will be to preserve multicultural artists and African American history, ”said Toilynn O’neal. “Our goal for the Imperial Theater is to be a world class 450-seat theater for local and regional performance groups,” said Julie Fay, developer of the Imperial Theater. They asked for $ 4 million and $ 3 million. The last curtain is still in the hands of the city administration. “It’s just an indication of the breadth and popularity of the arts in our city. We always say that when it comes to art, Cincinnati beats its weight class, and I think you saw that at the hearing, ”said Robison. All is not lost for these organizations and many others. The budget is not yet fixed. The next public hearing on the 2022 budget in Cincinnati will be on Tuesday, June 8th at 5 p.m., and the third and final hearing on Wednesday, June 9th.

Playhouse in the Park hopes the addition to the personal gigs will add support for their brand new, state-of-the-art building in Mt. Adams.

“We know the budget is tight, but like I said, this is a one-off, one-off project. So we’re cautiously optimistic that they’ll find a way to get us involved, ”said Blake Robinson, Artistic Director of Playhouse in the Park.

At the budget hearing in Cincinnati on June 3, Robison gave a passionate 2-minute monologue suitable for the stage. For now, the city won’t fund $ 500,000 of the $ 50 million project.

“We were disappointed when the mayor did not take up this project. You (the council) have an opportunity to fix that, ”Robison said.

Councilor Chris Seelbach is already in a supportive role for the donations as the city already owns the building.

“We invested millions of dollars in theaters that we don’t own – millions of dollars in the Madcap Puppet Theater on the west side. It makes no sense to me that this was not recommended, ”said Seelbach.

Two other theaters also made their requests.

“I am starting the Robert O’Neal Multicultural Arts Center in my father’s legacy. The centre’s mission, like the arts consortium, will be to preserve multicultural artists and African American history, ”said Toilynn O’neal.

“Our goal for the Imperial Theater is to provide a world-class 450-seat theater for local and regional performance groups,” said Julie Fay, developer of the Imperial Theater.

They asked for $ 4 million and $ 3 million. The last curtain is still in the hands of the city administration.

“It’s just an indication of the breadth and popularity of the arts in our city. We always say that when it comes to art, Cincinnati beats its weight class, and I think you saw that at the hearing, ”said Robison.

All is not lost for these organizations and many others. The budget is not yet fixed.

The next public hearing on the 2022 budget in Cincinnati will be on Tuesday, June 8th at 5 p.m., and the third and final hearing on Wednesday, June 9th.