STEP 08: While I’m Here on This Earth

Written by The Teens of STEP 08
Directed by Chris Seibert

July 31, 2008 - August 10, 2008

Times and Locations vary, see below.

60 min

CPT Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to present Free Family Theatre in the Parks! The teens of the Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) present an original play with drums and dance inspired by Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht. This original work will be presented free of charge at parks throughout the city of Cleveland from July 31 – August 10.

Tickets: FREE


The Creative Production Team Includes:

Eugene Sumlin – Education Associate and Dance Instructor
Jacqueline Westhead – Education Associate and Drum Instructor
Nadia Tarnawsky – Sound and Voice Instructor
Becky Cummings and Spencer Padilla – Technical Instructors
Inda Blatch-Geib – Costume Designer
Adam Seeholzer – Acting Intern
Rose Sengenberger – Writing Intern
Tyler Slaughter – Junior Instructor
Grace Czerniawski – Junior Instructor


Featuring Iman Alexander, Josh Andrews, Kowaisha Brent, Jazminn Bryant, Bianca Carr, Kyle Carthens, Tyeisha Franklin, Yaasmance George, Sherrell Hempstead, Malcolm Keenon, Yai-Jahnee Lawler, David Lewis Jr., Amber McGlaun, Michael McNairy, Matthew McNeal, Janette Patterson, Marizta Rosa, Diontee Sawyer Jr., Kourtney Sigler, Shalese R. Thornton, Shambrion Treadwell, Charles Weyer, Kevyn White

STEP08Free and open to the public! Fun for the whole family!

STEP engages inner-city teens in a rigorous and fun theatrical journey, focusing on excellence in performance, play creation, writing, and production. Now in its thirteenth year, STEP has received multiple awards and recognitions including those from the City of Cleveland and from The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts.

The STEP Schedule is as follows:

Thurs July 31 at 7:00pm at Herman Park (W 58 & Herman)

Fri Aug 1 at 7:00pm at Lincoln Park (W 14 & Starkweather)

Sat Aug 2 at 3:00pm at Kerruish Park – Ward 1 Festival (Lee & Tarkington)

Mon Aug 4 at 7:00pm at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus- Warszawa Music Festival (3649 E. 65)

Tues Aug 5 at 6:30pm at Jefferson Park – Ward 20 Ice Crime Social (W 132 & Lorain)

Wed Aug 6 at 12:30pm at West Tech Lofts(W 91 & Willard Ave)

Wed Aug 6 at 7:00pm at Grdina Park (E 61 & Grdina)

Thurs Aug 7 at 7:00pm at Fairview Park in Ohio City (W 38 & Franklin)

Fri Aug 8 at 6:00pm at Estabrook Recreation Center (4125 Fulton Rd)

Sat Aug 9 at 12:00 noon at Sam Miller Park – Glenville Festival (E 88 & Esterbrook Ave)

Sat Aug 9 at 5:30pm at Quincy Park – Ward 6 Expo (E 82 & Quincy Ave)

Sun Aug 10 at 4:00pm at Drakefield Park (Drakefield Ave between W 157 & Silsby Rd)

STEP 08 is made possible through the generous support of Made possible through the generous support of: Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation, Broadway Public Art, Charter One Foundation, City Of Cleveland Department of Community Development, Cleveland Community Diversion Program, CSP Graphics, Cudell Improvement, Inc., CWR Players Theatre Group, Deaconess Community Foundation, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, The Eaton Charitable Fund, Famicos Foundation, Glenville Development Corporation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation, KeyBank, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Nathan L. and Regina Herman Charitable Fund, Omni Media, Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation, ParkWorks, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland, Slavic Village Development Corporation, St. Clair Superior Development Corporation, Target Foundation, Thomas H. White Foundation, Tremont West Development Corporation, United Black Fund and Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

Special Thanks

Special Thanks to Councilpersons:
Anthony Brancatelli
Joe Cimperman
Kevin Conwell
Brian J. Cummins
Martin J. Keane
Mamie J. Mitchell
Sabra Pierce Scott
Martin J. Sweeney
Nina Turner
Jay Westbrook
Matt Zone

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