TRANSMIGRATION festival of student works returns to CCM March 9-11

Admission to the event is free; ticket reservations are required

UC's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents six original, student-created works in the Acting Department’s TRANSMIGRATION Festival, which runs Wednesday, March 9, through Friday, March 11, 2022, throughout CCM Village. 

TRANSMIGRATION, so named for “the movement from one place to another” or “the transition from one state of being to another,” features six teams of CCM Acting students who craft and perform original 30-minute shows simultaneously in different locations throughout CCM Village. Produced by CCM Acting Professor Brant Russell, this unique festival has presented more than 60 original productions over the past 12 years.

The artists of tomorrow are talking, come hear what they have to say! TRANSMIGRATION audience members will have the opportunity to experience six different student-created works of their choosing:

Student-designed promotional graphic for "The Doghouse."

Student-designed promotional graphic for "The Doghouse."

The DoghouseThe Good, the Bad and the Ruff

Adoption Day is coming. Who will finally get a collar? And who will be stuck in The Doghouse? Join us as we show you the Good, the Bad and the Ruff.

  • Group Members: Gabe Nasato, Charles Gidney, Emma Fitzgerald, Maddie Gaughan, Rachel Larson, MJ Robinson, Ben Sherman, Anarchy Graves, Cassandra Reeves, Gabi Adams, Nick Casey, Mason Doyle
  • Location: Corbett Center Room 4755
  • Performance Times: 7-7:30 p.m. and 8:15-8:45 p.m.

Student-designed promotional graphic for "404: Play Not Found."

Student-designed promotional graphic for "404: Play Not Found."

404 Play-Not-FoundConnection Interrupted

I take up so much space, but so little at all. There can be a hundred people in the room, and I’ll still be the most important. Your life depends on me, as mine does yours. Love me, you’re self-obsessed; hate me, you’re outnumbered. I am immortal. Do you know who I am?

  • Group Members: Rachel Jones, Eli Lucas, Noah Buyak, Malik Smith, Zoe Peterson, Chloé Hill, Sydni Solomon, Madison Burnett, Erin Lynch, Kenny Rayborn, Palini Sunkara, Júlia Martini
  • Location: Corbett Center Room 3705
  • Performance Time: 8:15-9:30 p.m.

Student-designed promotional graphic for "K.I.D.S."

Student-designed promotional graphic for "K.I.D.S."

K.I.D.S.: Korrupt Individuals Destroy Society

Do you ever find yourself feeling nostalgic for a simpler time? Do you ever find yourself missing your childhood — when everything was so easy? Well, you shouldn’t! It wasn’t simple. It wasn’t easy. It wasn’t your childhood! Come explore the wild, the neurotic and the hilarious realities that kids create in our production of K.I.D.S. (Children not included).

  • Group Members: Isabella Wagner, Julianna Weis-Palacios, Neuma Cohen-Denson, Hunter Trammell, Nathan Flesh, Shaylee Bowman, Maria Leigh, Gavin Duffy, Becca Anderson, Joysoline Ivory Smith, Jack Fogle
  • Location: Corbett Center Room 4735
  • Performance Times: 7-7:30 p.m. and 9-9:30 p.m.

Student-designed promotional graphic for "Xmas!"

Student-designed promotional graphic for "Xmas!"

Xmas!: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" Romans 3:23 ESV

Christmas is not memorable without each family’s own traditions. This devout Christian family invites a stranger in need to their Christmas Eve feast.  But what exactly makes this year more special than the rest? Come celebrate Christ with us with tasty treats and joyous song. Will you embrace the Christmas spirit?

  • Group Members: Kristina Steinmetz, AJ Civello, Michelle Jardine, Lydia Robison, Austin James Cleri, Nora Kovaskitz, Kat Kinman, Staylie Brunner, Emma Sanchez, Jamiyah Quarles, Rachel Gaunce
  • Location: Corbett Center Room 4735
  • Performance Times: 7:45-9 p.m.

Student-designed promotional graphic for "Quiet! The Kids Are Talking."

Student-designed promotional graphic for "Quiet! The Kids Are Talking."

QUIET! The Kids Are Talking: How much chaos can this family handle?

Sure, blood is thicker than water, but is it thicker than wine? It's time to see the family again and everyone's invited ... unfortunately. ​Join our family for a hilarious night of mischief where lines are crossed, and secrets are revealed. 

  • Group Members: Dustin Parsons, Shakoria Davis, Kevin Naddeo, Ava Duvall, Lydia Noll, Cyrus Fontenot, Galen Arnett, Debra Najor, Kiki Hellerman, Evan Kupersmith, Shelby Allred
  • Location: Corbett Center Room 4755
  • Performance Times: 7:45-8:15 p.m. and 9-9:30 p.m.

Student-designed promotional graphic for "Up Yours."

Student-designed promotional graphic for "Up Yours."

Up Yours!: Put a sock in it

Socks and scandals go hand-in-hand. Mistreated, neglected and abused — a ragtag gang of sock puppets band together for some sweet, sweet revenge on their careless owners in hopes of following out their dreams. Helping hands should never be taken for granted … and never will be again! Rated R for adult humor and themes.

  • Group Members: Jack McElroy, Liza Lagerstrom, Lily Olsen, Ava Panagopolous, Jake Weinheimer, Luke Danni, Hannah Toronto, Yodeet Nymberg, Wyatt Toloczko, Brandon Cook, Bella Bianchi
  • Location: Corbett Center Room 3705
  • Performance Times: 7-8:15 p.m.

CCM Acting presents TRANSMIGRATION on March 9-11, 2022. Admission is free, but ticket reservations are required. Reserve your tickets though the CCM Box Office.

*The health and safety of our community remains our top priority. Based on current conditions, performance venues will be reduced to 50% capacity and audience members are required to wear facial coverings indoors, following guidelines from the CDC and UC’s physician-led COVID response team. Some of the performers in our upcoming production of TRANSMIGRATION will be unmasked; facial coverings are required when they are not on stage. CCM will require COVID testing and additional safety measures for all artists who perform without facial coverings. Visit the UC Public Health website and CCM's COVID-19 website for additional information and updates. 

Performance Times

  • 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 9
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10
  • 7 p.m. Friday, March 11


CCM Village, University of Cincinnati


Admission is free. Reservations are required. Tickets are available online through CCM's e-Box Office, in person or over the phone through the CCM Box Office. Please visit the CCM Box Office or call 513-556-4183 to reserve. Limit two tickets per order.

Parking and Directions

Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. CCMONSTAGE patrons can order prepaid parking at $10 for each fall performance selected. Prepaid parking is date/performance specific. CCM Garage parking rates for fall performances or special events is usually available for $10-$15.

The CCM Garage is managed by UC Parking Services. For additional information on parking at UC, please visit To provide feedback or comments, please call 513-556-2283 during business hours.

For detailed maps and directions, please visit Additional parking is available off-campus at the U Square complex on Calhoun Street and other neighboring lots.

For directions to CCM Village, visit


Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust 
Scholarship and Resident Artist Sponsor

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation 
CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship Sponsor

The Corbett Endowment at CCM 
Dance Department Sponsor 
All-Steinway School Sponsor

Louise H. & David S. Ingalls Foundation, Inc. 
Community Partners

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation, Ritter & Randolph, LLC, Corporate Counsel 
Visiting Artists & Thinking About Music Sponsor

ArtsWave: Funding Arts, Fueling Community 
CCMpower: Friends and Alumni Fueling the Future of the Arts 
The Strader Fund at the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
CCMONSTAGE ONLINE Broadcast Sponsors

Dr. & Mrs. Carl G. Fischer 
Musical Theatre Department Sponsor

Genevieve Smith 
Opera Production Sponsor

Rafael and Kimberly de Acha 
Opera D’Arte Sponsor

An Anonymous Donor 
Estate of Mr. William A. Friedlander 
Mrs. William A. Friedlander 
Dr. Randolph L. Wadsworth 
Judith Schonbach Landgren and Peter Landgren  
Mr. & Mrs. Harry H. Santen 
Elizabeth C.B. & Paul G. Sittenfeld+ 
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Stegman 
Dr. & Mrs. Theodore W. Striker 
Mrs. Harry M. Hoffheimer 
Ariel Quartet Sponsors

Jan Rogers 
Willard and Jean Mulford Charitable Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation 
Choral Studies Sponsors

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph W. Hirschhorn 
Orchestral Sponsor

Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation 
Starling Pre-Collegiate Sponsor 
Starling Strings Sponsor

Dr. Timothy E. and Janet L. Johnson 
Thom Miles and Roberta Gary 
Organ Department Sponsors

Louis and Susan Meisel 
Piano Department Sponsor

Richard E. Thornburgh 
Edward Donovan and Cheryl Carter 
Jeff Thomas Catering 
The Castleberry Family 
KMK Law 
Sandra & Stephen Joffe 
Paula Boggs Muething & Brian Muething 
Patti Myers & Alan Flaherty
Trish & Rick Bryan 
Prestige AV & Creative Services 
Graeter’s Ice Cream 
Rhinegeist Brewery
The CCM Harmony Fund: Challenging Hate & Prejudice through the Performing Arts 
Event Sponsors

Buddy Rogers Music 
LINKS Sponsor

Sponsors listed as of August 30, 2021

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Jaime Sharp

CCM Graduate Assistant, Marketing + Communications

Jaime Sharp is a master's student studying Vocal Performance at CCM. She serves as the Vice President of the CCM Graduate Student Association and Student Liaison for the CCM DEI Committee. Jaime holds a bachelor's from the University of Michigan.

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