STEP ’11 – Imagine Home

Created by the 2011 STEP Ensemble
Directed by Chris Seibert and Faye Hargate

July 28, 2011 - August 07, 2011

Times and locations vary, see below.

Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce Cleveland Public Theatre’s celebrated Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) returns to Cleveland City Parks this summer with their new original play entitled “Imagine Home”. The 2011 STEP ensemble of urban teens explore identity, family and sense of self in their original play, Imagine Home. Working in close collaboration with CPT Teaching Artists, teenagers met for five hours per day five days per week to develop every element of the play. Inspired by Henrik Ibsen’s classic play “Peer Gynt”, this family-friendly show tells the story of a mischievous outcast searching to find his place in the world. Packed with a cappella singing, dance and non-stop action, “Imagine Home” is about facing life’s difficult challenges and finding a home within ourselves. Come celebrate the power and creativity of Cleveland’s youth!

Tickets: FREE


The Creative Production Team Includes:

Adam Seeholzer – Assistant Director & Instructor
Darius Stubbs – Singing Instructor
Richard Brandon Hall – Dance Instructor
Val Kozlenko, Andrew Kaletta & Adam Seeholzer – Technical Instructors
Inda Blatch-Geib – Costume Designer
Gwen Lee – Costume Associate
Molly Andrews-Hinders – Admin Intern
Tyler Slaughter – Acting Intern
Biana Carr – Junior Instructor


Featuring Niquan Badgette, Elyric Christopher, Sean Eafford, Da’Shawn George, Tyisha George, Jasmine Harris, Tamika Hawthorne, Marcus Howard, Asia Hunter, Franchesca Lopez, Michael McCallops, Christian McGinnis, Terah McGowan, Megan Mitchell, Andrew Oduwole, Ayo Oduwole, Frances Oduwole, Tenisha Parker, Janette Patterson, Dionte Sawyer, William Stewart, Dawon Taylor, Olivia Winsteard, Nathaniel Woodland

Free Family Theatre in City Parks!

Performances:

Thursday July 28th 
Herman Park (W 58 & Herman Ave + Rain Location:CPT7pm

Friday July 29 
Gateway 105 Farmers’ Market (E 105 & Ashbury Ave + Rain Location: Famicos Foundation Gym6pm

Saturday July 30 
Harmody Park (Irving Ave & South Hills Dr + Rain Location: Grace Church Old Brooklyn Gym7pm

Monday August 1
St. Stanislaus – Warszawa Music Festival (3649 E 65+ Rain Location: Church7pm

Tuesday August 2
Lonnie Burten Baseball Field (E 46 & Outhwaite Ave + Rain Location: Gymnasium7pm

Wednesday August 3
Harvard Community Service Center (18240 Harvard Ave E. + Rain Location: McCullough Hall2pm

Wednesday August 3
Wade Oval Wednesday – Brief selection from the show! (University Circle, Wade Oval Dr) 7:30pm

Thursday August 4
Mercedes Cotner Park (W 95 & Maywood Ave + Rain Location: Denison Avenue UCC12 noon

Thursday August 4
Lake Pool Park (W 85 between Lake Ave & Detroit Ave + Rain Location: Bridgeway Inc.7pm

Friday August 5
Lincoln Park (W 14 & Starkweather Ave + Rain Location: Pilgrim Church7pm

Saturday August 6
West Park- Fairview Family YMCA (15501 Lorain Rd + Rain Location: Gymnasium12 noon

Sunday August 7
Fairview Park in Ohio City (W 38 & Franklin Blvd + Rain Location: Westside UCC4pm

Special thanks to Councilpersons: Anthony Brancatelli, Joe Cimperman, Phyllis Cleveland, Terrell H. Pruitt, Kevin Conwell, Jeffrey Johnson, Martin J. Keane, Mamie J. Mitchell, Jay Westbrook and Matt Zone

Made possible through the generous support of the following charitable foundations: The Abington Foundation, Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation, Charter One Foundation, The Cyrus Eaton Foundation, Deaconess Community Foundation, The Eaton Charitable Fund, David & Inez Myers Foundation, KeyBank, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Nathan L. and Regina Herman Charitable Fund, Thomas H. White Foundation and United Black Fund of Greater Cleveland, Inc.

We thank the following Community Development Organizations for their support: Burten, Bell, Carr Development. Inc., Cudell Improvement, Inc., Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Famicos Foundation, Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation, Ohio City Near West Development Corporation, Old Brooklyn Development Corporation, Slavic Village Development, Tremont West Development Corporation and University Circle Inc.

And we gratefully recognize the support of the City of Cleveland Department of Community Development and these community partners: Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation, Bridgeway Inc., Broadway Public Art, Cleveland Community Diversion Program, Denison Ave UCC, Episcopal Westside Shared Ministries, Family Connections, Life Skills, MyCom, Omni Media, ParkWorks, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland, Pilgrim UCC, Weed & Seed, West Side Ecumenical Ministry, West Side UCC and WIRE-Net