CLEVELAND: Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) has announced their virtual 2021 winter season, Alive On Line, featuring premieres designed for the digital space.
“Like flowers growing up through cracks in the sidewalk, water rushing through the Cuyahoga River, or dreams that come to us at night, art will find the way,” executive artistic director Raymond Bobgan said in a statement.
First up will be …Or Does It Explode?, written and directed by CPT’s Nord Playwright Fellow John Dayo-Aliya. This piece uses poetry and dance to explore what it means to be young, Black, and male today, using stories gathered from men between the ages of 16 and 35 in Akron, Ohio . …Or Does It Explode? runs Feb. 11-13.
Next up will be Savory Tanhā by David Hansen, directed by Caitlin Lewins. This memory play will be performed by a rotating ensemble of five actors, and will run Feb. 17 through March 6.
Following will be the premiere of Dragon Hypothesis, created by Bobgan and the Cleveland CORE Ensemble and written by Bobgan. This mythical meditation of the world of dreams and divinity is part of Bobgan’s Hypothesis Project, and will run Feb. 24 through March 7.
Additionally, CPT will host the Y-Haven Theatre Project, in partnership with the Y-Haven transitional housing and treatment facility, March 12-14. CPT will collaborate with clients of Y-Haven to create an original virtual production.
Tickets to the Y-Haven Theatre Project are free, while tickets to all other productions are one dollar, with donations to CPT encourage. Performances will conclude with brief post-show discussions.
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