Station Hope 2017

A Beacon of Freedom. A Convening of Community. A Celebration of Hope.

April 29, 2017

6:00pm, St. John's in Ohio City & surrounding blocks - 2600 Church Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113

One night a year, 200 artists from across Northeast Ohio inhabit historic St. John’s Episcopal Church—Cleveland’s first authenticated Underground Railroad site and a beacon of freedom symbolizing the city’s social justice heritage. Station Hope celebrates hope and addresses many of the most important issues of our time through powerful theatre, spoken word, dance, music and multimedia performances inspired by contemporary issues of freedom and justice. Audiences are invited to explore the historic buildings and surrounding grounds while visual art installations, choir performances and other interactive activities set the atmosphere around the church.

Station Hope 2017 sponsorships are available. See below for details.

Tickets: FREE


WATCH THE STATION HOPE 2016 Video

 

Station Hope 2016 from Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) on Vimeo.

“STATION HOPE IS A TRUE GATHERING OF COMMUNITY AND DEMONSTRATES HOW TRANSFORMATIVE
AND POWERFUL AN ARTS EXPERIENCE CAN BE, AND ITS POTENTIAL TO CHANGE THE FABRIC OF OUR SOCIETY.”

—Hon. Joe Cimperman, President of Global Cleveland


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Click here to watch the WKYC feature on Station Hope 2016!


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ABOUT ST. JOHN’S CHURCH 
St. John’s Episcopal Church was built beginning in 1836 and completed in 1838. As a church active in the Underground Railroad, St. John’s was a last stop for fleeing slaves seeking their freedom across the waters of Lake Erie, and the church’s steeple acted as a beacon of freedom. St. John’s is the oldest consecrated building in Cuyahoga County.

AN IMMERSIVE ARTS EXPERIENCE 
Every year, over 2,000 people attend Station Hope, which features art and performances staged in and around one of the most historically significant sites in Greater Cleveland, St. John’s Episcopal Church, or—as it was known on the Underground Railroad—“Station Hope.” Audiences tour St. John’s sanctuary, parish hall and basement to view an array of short performances of dance, theatre, storytelling and music. Visual art displays and interactive art activities permeate the event while choral performances set the atmosphere of the outdoor spaces in and around the historic church.

Station Hope 2017 will feature both new and returning artists, tackling such contemporary topics as immigration, human trafficking, gun violence, income inequality, racism and gender discrimination—alongside historically-based original works that celebrate the people and stories comprising Northeast Ohio’s Underground Railroad history.


Station Hope 2017 is presented in partnership with The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio & St. John’s Institute, Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack, Ohio City Incorporated, Graham Veysey & Marika Shioiri-Clark, Restore Cleveland Hope & the Cozad-Bates House and Global Cleveland with over 50 participating arts groups and 200 individual artists from the Northeast Ohio region.


Station Hope 2017 is made possible through the generosity of our sponsors

Cleveland City                     


                                                                       

STATION HOPE 2017 SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE:
Contact Caitie Hannon
216-631-2727 ext 213 or
channon@cptonline.org

Click here to view sponsors of Station Hope 2016.