CLEVELAND: Cleveland Public Theatre has announced its spring season, Alive On Line. The virtual spring season expands on previously announced winter programming through March, including Y-Haven Theatre Project’s Crossroads to Hope: Scenes of Decision.
Created and performed by members of Y-Haven, a branch of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, Crossroads to Hope is a series of short scenes, monologues, and poems that share the experiences and imaginations of the residents of Y-Haven as they interrogate their pasts and dream of their futures. The Y-Haven Theatre Project is a 22 year partnership between CPT and Y-Haven, a transitional housing and treatment facility for formerly homeless individuals.
The spring season will also feature Test Flight, a multi-week series showcasing staged readings of new works in development. The series will present Van Sonata by Anthony X (March 25-26), directed by Premiere Fellow Ananias J Dixon; Bedroom Culture, a virtual adaptation (April 1-2), written and directed by Hannah Rae Leach; Our Lady of Common Sorrows (April 8-9), written and directed by Nord Family Foundation playwright fellow John Dayo-Aliya; and Live Forever (April 15-16), written and directed by Obediya Jones-Darrell.
Additionally, CPT’s Station Hope celebration will be virtual this year, and will be livestreamed on May 1. Station Hope is a community event celebrating Cleveland’s history of social justice and exploring contemporary freedom and equity through theatre, music, storytelling, and dance.
CPT’s showcase of the Student Theatre Enrichment Program, Cleveland’s longest-running arts and job training program for teenagers, will also be presented virtually April 23-24.
Cleveland Public Theatre strives to develop new, adventurous work, nurtures Northeastern Ohio artists, and engages communities through its acclaimed education programs.
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