Acclaim Hall of Fame

Most Valuable Players for 08-09 Theatre Season
Cathy Springfield

Cathy Springfield

Cathy has never stopped MVPíing. She was one of the first people to suggest a League of Cincinnati Theatres. Five years ago, she achieved a career-long dream when she opened the theatre in the Gallagher Student Center at Xavier University, but she was not content to stop there. Why not a Shakespeare summer camp? Why not find a way to give some employment to area theater artists? Why not a production of Angels in America to cap this Xavier Players season? Why not a residency by playwright Naomi Wallace? And why not a theater major for Xavier?

Thatís the long-time dream that Cathy is still dreaming, and this season she took significant steps to make it a reality, debuting a partnership with Madcap Puppets that intensifies next season and that will hopefully in the not-distant future give Xavier one of a handful of national university degree programs in theater for young people.

Jim Stump

Jim Stump

Jim is Cincinnatiís theatre volunteer-in-chief. From fall curtain-up parties to Equity auditions, from planning meetings to street fairs, to sending out thousands of e-mails each year on behalf of Cincinnati theatre, Jim is always there, tirelessly and generously making the case for Cincinnati theater in private and in public.

And when he hasnít been busy promoting Cincinnati theatre offstage, Jim is a very fine actor who has also appeared on most stages in Cincinnati. This month Jim steps down as the longtime president of the League of Cincinnati Theatres.

 

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