June 2019


William Vaughan

Walterhoope presents Half Gallon Fruit Jars, a world premiere play about addiction, family, and hope. Half stand up routine, half AA meeting, Half Gallon Fruit Jars chronicles one man’s journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance and the grey area in between.

Directed by William Vaughan
Featuring Jared Joplin* as R.C.

Wave Pool
2940 Colerain Ave, Cincy
Friday, June 14 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 15 @ 2:00 & 7:30 PM

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

General Admission $10


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Half Gallon Fruit Jars is made possible by generous funding provided by the Ohio Arts Council.

March 2019


Duncan Macmillan

Walterhoope presents Lungs by Duncan MacMillan, a play about the messiness of love, the rapidity of our lives, and the immensity of climate change. Two actors immerse the audience in a visceral, non-stop performance.

Featuring Audrey Bertaux* & William Vaughan*
Directed by David Mavricos

Xavier University
Edgecliff Recital Hall
Friday, March 29 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 30 @ 7:30 PM
Parking available at Xavier University Drive, Alumni Parking, and South Parking lots. Map

The Liberty Exhibition Hall
Friday, April 5 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 7 @ 6:00 PM
Street parking available.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance.

General Admission $15 | Students $5 | Xavier Students & Faculty Free with code (March 29 & 30 only)
Through March 22 General Admission tickets are just $10!

This event has passed. Please check out our upcoming events above.

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
Lungs is made possible by generous funding provided by ArtsWave and the Ohio Arts Council.



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Our Mission

Create the best theatre while uniting diverse art forms

Treat our audience like family and create unique experiences for them

Use arts education to foster a healthy community

Do it all responsibly.

What is Walterhoope?

Walterhoope is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arts organization committed to this mission. We’re passionate about the arts and their ability to bring people together.

What We Value

Visionary Work

Above all we produce theatre and art that has vision. We define visionary work as work with an urgent reason for being. We do this by investing in our artist’s passions, new ideas, and asking difficult questions. We create our own work and adapt texts that speak to us, to our community, and to our own historical moment.


The ability to evolve and reinvent our art and our systems is a core value of Walterhoope. We believe that excellence requires constant change, imagination, and deep questioning. To that end we are committed not only to being good listeners but to being responsive.


We break down traditional barriers between artist and audience to create an authentic and transparent relationship with our community. We see our audience as co-creators with us. We are committed to transparency not just as artists but in all of Walterhoope’s operations.


We see arts education as essential to the development of a healthy community. We use arts education as a tool to promote healthy bodies, minds, and imaginations.


We are dedicated to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for performers, partners, and members of our audience. We are committed to diversity in our employment and casting.

Environmental Responsibility

We recognize that we are all stewards of this planet and are responsible for its well-being. We are committed to sustainable practices in all aspects of our process.

Financial Ethics

We are committed to responsible resource management, while maintaining ethical employment standards. We are committed to keeping programming affordable for our audience.

Past Projects

Check out what we’ve done

View our Gallery


Film, Audio, and more.

Walterhoope isn’t just about theatre, but we strive to foster the creativity of our artists in all disciplines. From short films to music to photography and visual art, check out what else we create. (We suggest you watch in full screen for the best experience.)

Who are Walterhoope?

Our Artists

Audrey Bertaux

Audrey Bertaux

Producing Artistic Director

Audrey is a classically trained cat whisperer (and actor too).

David Mavricos

David Mavricos

Managing Artistic Director

David can do a lot of things, but mostly he just loves puzzles.

William Vaughan

William Vaughan

Development Artistic Director

William is an idea generator that runs on sweet tea.

Kelsey Nihiser

Resident Artist

Teresa Spencer

Teresa Spencer

Resident Artist

Kristen St. Clair

Resident Artist