Cleveland Public Theatre was proud to host a roundtable discussion facilitated by Senator Sherrod Brown in the James Levin Theatre. Senator Brown met with the leaders of the Gordon Square Arts District for an informative discussion and tour of the Capitol Movie Theatre before heading to CPT.
Senator Brown facilitated a lively discussion focused on areas of interest for local arts leaders. Patricipants discussed the impact of collaboration among organizations and the importance of seeking alternate funding sources for the arts.
Attendees at this exciting event included Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director and Denis Griesmer, CPT General Manager; Tom Schorgl, President and CEO of Community Partnership for Arts and Culture; Deena M. Epstein, Senior Program Officer for the George Gund Foundation; Marsha Dobrzynski, Executive Director of Young Audiences; Linda Abraham-Silver, President and Executive Director, Great Lakes Science Center; Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek, Executive Director of Near West Theatre; Patrick Shepherd, Associate Director of Cleveland International Film Festival; Joy Roller, Director of the Gordon Square Arts District and Jeffrey Ramsey, Executive Director of the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization.