About Us

Alibi Players is a full-service theatrical enterprise that was founded in 2015 by Alan Kootsher and Stephanie Haarman. Initially created to perform original murder mysteries in the Cincinnati area, the company has expanded to include dramatic, comedic, and musical presentations.


In addition to performing at various venues, Alibi Players will come to your venue and work with you to insure your guests have a thoroughly entertaining evening.


For information on upcoming shows click on What's Next. To have Alibi Players work with your organization call 513-371-1600 and leave your name, phone number, and organization and someone will get back to you or fill out the questionaire under Contact. Have a day filled with wonder!


Who We Are



Artistic Director/Playwright in Residence

Alan has been involved in professional theatre for over 50 years and is an award-winning actor and director. The former owner/artistic director of The Suspect Players in Bel Air, Maryland, Alan sold that company after 12 years upon moving to Ohio.

Alan has worked across the country in his career including New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. Having written a Christmas musical that has played to critical acclaim in Northeast Maryland as well as a dark drama and some 10 minute comedies, Alan has written over 30 murder mysteries performed at such locations as Jags Steakhouse, The Golden Lamb, Parker's, Molly Malone's and many others.




Although relatively new to the theatre industry, Stephanie was introduced to it through her association with Alan and decided to fund Alibi Players. With a background in management and marketing, it did not take long for Alibi Players to become successful under her guidance. Branching out to become a full service theatrical entity was the logical next step.




Designer/Online Promotions

Lon has performed in many theatres in the area as well as in film and commercial work.  Additionally he has an extensive background in computer networking, security, as well as web development and graphic design.



Prop Mistress/Set Decor Specialist

Kelly has worked with numerous theatres throughout the Cincinnati area including Mason Players, Milford Theatre Guilde, and Tri-County Players to name a few. Additionally Kelly has been seen on stage as well, most recently in Check, Please with the Milford Theatre Guilde.



Costume Designer

Betty has acted and worked behind the scenes with area theaters including Tri-County Players, Milford Theatre Guild, Center Stage, Village Players, Mariemont, Middletown Lyric Theatre, Stagecrafters and Falcon.  A retired school counselor, Betty volunteers at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, enjoys traveling, scuba diving and spending time with family and friends.



Master Carpenter

Billy has a long history with local theatre. Billy currently works with Dinner Detective—a murder mystery ensemble—and enjoys taking improvisation workshops with OTR Improv. He is a retired Air Force pilot and a current Certified Flight Instructor. When not in the sky, Billy enjoys playing guitar, traveling, and volunteering in the community.