Ed Stern

Playhouse in the Park

The Cincinnati arts community lost a friend, leader and talent when Ed Stern passed away April 3. He served as artistic director at Playhouse in the Park for 20 years, garnering national acclaim including two Tony Awards and three shows moving to the Broadway stage.


ed stern
Courtesy Playhouse In the Park

Former Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park artistic director Ed Stern has died.  

Longtime Playhouse in the Park Artistic Director Ed Stern is taking his directing skills to the new stage at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company for the broad farce, Noises Off

Ed Stern is taking his long history of presenting and directing the popular "abridged" plays to Xavier University this month. 

Even though he’s retired from Playhouse in the Park, Ed Stern is still very active in the local theater scene. He’s with Rick Pender to talk about his latest directing effort, playwright John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar, at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.