Y-Haven Theatre Project: A Life Without

Y-Haven- A Life Without

Created by the 2013 Y-Haven Ensemble

November 14, 2013 - November 17, 2013

Times vary, see below, Gordon Square Theatre

In the aftermath of a tragic car crash, three men are propelled into a world of random coincidences and shifting perspectives as they search for the facts of the accident. What went wrong? Why did this happen? Who is to blame? Seeking answers from small-town locals, public servants and high-powered lawmen, each encounter brings the men closer to something- but is it the truth of the accident, or the truth of greater conflicts that reside within? A Life Without is a moving and humorous story about the challenge to make meaning out of the difficult and seemingly random events of our lives. COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

Tickets: FREE


CPT artists and the residents of Y-Haven collaborate to create an original play based on experiences of homelessness, addiction and the power to change.

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Education Department and the Cleveland YMCA’s Y-Haven Program present A Life Without, the 2013 CPT/Y-Haven Theatre Project.

A fourteen-year partnership between the two organizations, the project introduces theatre arts to homeless men recovering from addictions and mental health challenges. As they work with CPT artists to create an original performance based on their personal experiences, participants develop skills and capacities that support sobriety and transition to employment, permanent housing, and independent living.

A Life Without was developed under the guidance of CPT Teaching Artists Adam Seeholzer, Darius Stubbs and CPT Education Director Chris Seibert, with set and costumes by Inda Blatch-Geib.

A consistent audience favorite, the CPT/Y-Haven Theatre Project offers candid insight into important issues of our society and gives real hope for growth and change. Audiences are deeply moved by the poignant stories presented in this powerful collaboration.

FREE PERFORMANCES AT CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE
Thursday, November 14 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 15 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 17 at 3:00pm
Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH

Suggested donation of $5 accepted to help support the project

SPECIAL BENEFIT PERFORMANCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th

Join CPT and Y-Haven for a special benefit performance on Saturday, November 16th at 6:30pm. Tickets for this benefit performance are $75 and include a buffet dinner and silent auction. To purchase tickets for the benefit performance, please call 216.431.2018 and ask for Chip Joseph.

FREE TOUR PERFORMANCES IN THE COMMUNITY

Tuesday, November 19 at 6pm
Lakeview Terrace Community Center
1290 West 25th Street, Cleveland, OH 44113
Admission is free

Wednesday, November 20 at 7pm
OLA/St. Joseph Center
2346 W. 14th St. Cleveland, OH 44113
Admission with non-perishable food item

Friday, November 22 at 7pm 
The Breen Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Ignatius High School
2008 West 30th Street at Lorain Ave.
Free, donations accepted

Saturday, November 23 at 7pm
Lakewood Congregational Church
1375 West Clifton Blvd., Lakewood, OH 44107
Free, donations accepted
Co-sponsored by St. Peter’s Episcopal Church

Y-Haven Artists
Chester Brown, Michael Dorsey, John Engler, Josh Gfell, Dameian Gunn, Michael Jackson, Victor Johnson, William Johnson, Stephen Kittle, Russell Nelson, Jeff Rankin, and William Vokac
Technician: Willie Richard

CPT Artists
Adam Seeholzer, Darius Stubbs and CPT Education Director Chris Seibert, with costumes and set by Inda Blatch-Geib.

Y-HAVEN THEATRE PROJECT IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY
Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation, The Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation, Ohio Arts Council Ridgecliff Foundation, Wolf Family Foundation, and Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Special Thanks to Councilman Joe Cimperman.

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE RECIEVES FUNDING FROM
Community Shares, The George Gund Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council, Jakprints, The George Gund Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The Nord Family Foundation, Consolidated Graphics Group, WCPN, Ron & Deborah Ratner.

Cleveland Public Theatre gratefully acknowledges the citizens of Cuyahoga County for their support through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Reviews
The Lakewood Observer, Robin Suttell
examiner.com, Mark Horning