Station Hope 2016

Produced by Cleveland Public Theatre, The Honorable Joe Cimperman and The City of Cleveland.

April 30, 2016

6:00-10:00pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 2600 Church Ave, Cleveland OH 44113

A BLOCK PARTY WITH A PURPOSE, AN ARTS EVENT FOR THE PEOPLE, A CELEBRATION OF HOPE.

RAIN OR SHINE! Don’t fear the weather–the historic building is heated and comfortable.

Back for a 3rd year, Station Hope is a jubilant community event that celebrates hope, honors Cleveland history and engages with contemporary social justice issues.

Inspired by Cleveland’s role in the Underground Railroad, Station Hope takes place at St. John’s Episcopal Church—Cleveland’s first authenticated Underground Railroad site. Audiences explore historic St. John’s church buildings and surrounding grounds to view an array of theatre, dance, music and multimedia performances created by over 250 artists from Northeast Ohio to address some of the most important issues of our time. Visual art installation, choir performances and other activities set the atmosphere around the church.

From January through June 2016, Cleveland Public Theatre and partners will produce “Road to Hope”: a series of free neighborhood-based events in various community locations across Cleveland. Enjoy short excerpts of larger works, facilitated dialogue around contemporary topics and other special activities. Station Hope and Road to Hope events are made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts’ Our Town grant program.

Tickets: FREE AND OPEN TO ALL AGES


SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY FROM STATION HOPE 2016.


STATION HOPE 2016 Press

Cool Cleveland. “The 3rd Annual Station Hope @CPTCLE Promotes Racial Unity & Justice.” Cool Cleveland. Web. 30 April 2016. Click here for article: http://coolcleveland.com/blog/2016/04/cptcle-promotes-racial-unity-with-third-annual-station-hope/

Durr, Zachariah “Station Hope 2016.” Plain Dealer. 28 April 2016. Web. Click here to watch: http://videos.cleveland.com/plain-dealer/2016/04/station_hope_2016.html

Giangreco, Holly “Raymond Bobgan- 3rd Annual Station Hope.” WKYC. 27 April 2016. Web. Click here to watch: http://www.wkyc.com/entertainment/television/lakeside-live/raymond-bobgan-3rd-annual-station-hope-4-27-16-/156231334

Golston, Hilary and Aliyu, Wale. “Cleveland’s Station Hope inspired by underground railroad” WKYC. 30 April 2016. Web. Click here to watch: http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/clevelands-station-hope-inspired-by-underground-railroad/162130050

Perry, Dee. “CPT Station Hope” The Sound of Applause. WCPN/Ideastream 90.3FM. 26 April 2016. Web. Click here to listen: http://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-applause/cpt-station-hope-0

Tye, Chris. “Performance Inspires at Road to Hope.” WKYC. 24 April 2016. Web. Click here to watch: http://www.wkyc.com/news/local/performance-inspires-at-road-to-hope/152248528


 WATCH THE STATION HOPE 2016 TRAILER!

“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, Ward 3 Councilman


SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY FROM STATION HOPE 2015.
SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY FROM STATION HOPE 2014.


2016 Station Hope Performers Include:
African American Quilt & Doll Guild, Bodwin Theatre Co., Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland School of the Arts, Cleveland Sight Center, Daniel McNamara, Djapo Cultural Arts Institute, Elu Dance Company, Entertainment Inc., Finta Theatre Folk, Garden Valley Neighborhood House, Great Lakes Light Opera, Greene Works Project, Holly Holsinger, Ian Petroni, Inda Blatch-Geib Designs, Inlet Dance Theatre, Kalim Hill, Kevin Cronin, Khnemu Lighthouse, Kings and Queens of Art, Kulture Kids, Lake Erie Ink, M. Carmen Lane, Marquez Dance Project, Michelle Rankins, National Association of Black Storytellers, Ohio City Theatre Project, Opera By The Lake, Orchard Arts Project, Philip Metres, Rainey Institute, Ray McNiece and Tounge-In-Groove featuring RA Washington and Nancy Redd, Restore Cleveland Hope, Sheela Das & Shaw High School, Simone Barros, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, Correctional Facility of Northeast Ohio, Stuart Hoffman, The Lantern Theatre, The Oatman Players, Theater Ninjas, Teatro Publico de Cleveland, Vickie Williams, Walley Two Hawks, White Rabbit Studio

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 Episcopal Church is the oldest consecrated building in Cuyahoga County.


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Station Hope 2016 is presented in partnership with St. John’s Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, Ohio City Incorporated,
Friends of St. John’s Church, Restore Cleveland Hope and the Cozad-Bates House, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and The City of Cleveland.


STATION HOPE & ROAD TO HOPE ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS’ OUR TOWN GRANT PROGRAM and these other sponsors:

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