STEP '12 - Free theatre in city parks

Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce Cleveland Public Theatre's celebrated Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) - Cleveland's longest-running arts and job training program for urban teens - returns to Cleveland City Parks this summer with their new original play entitled Neverland.

A retelling of J. M. Barrie's classic Peter Pan, created and performed by the 2012 STEP ensemble, Neverland explores imagination, growing up and taking flight. This family-friendly show follows a group of lost youth who roam the city in search of themselves. Propelled by the power of storytelling and one brave girl, they embark on an imaginative journey confronting pirates, beguiling mermaids and their own potential for transformation. Packed with original music, dance and exciting action, Neverland is about the challenging call to find a place in the world. Come celebrate the power and creativity of Cleveland's youth!

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the performance that these inspiring teens have made for free at a park near you.

Performances

Thursday July 26th
Herman Park (W 58 & Herman Ave+Rain Location: CPT) 7pm

Friday July 27th
Kerruish Park (17000 Tarkington Ave + Rain Location: Harvard Community Services Center) 3pm

Saturday July 28th
Denison Park (1700 Denison Ave + Rain Location: Horizon Science Academy Gym) 2pm

Monday July 30th
St. Stanislaus - Warszawa Music Festival (3649 E 65 + Rain Location: Church) 7pm

Tuesday July 31th
Lonnie Burten Baseball Field (E 46 & Outhwaite Ave + Rain Location: Gymnasium) 6pm

Wednesday August 1st
Mercedes Cotner Park (W 95 & Maywood Ave + Rain Location: Denison Avenue UCC) 12noon

Wednesday August 1st
Wade Oval Wednesday - Brief selection from the show! (University Circle, Wade Oval Dr) 7:30pm

Thursday August 2nd
West Park- Fairview Family YMCA (15501 Lorain Rd + Rain Location: Gymnasium) 2pm

Friday August 3rd
Lincoln Park (W 14 & Starkweather Ave + Rain Location: Pilgrim Church) 7pm

Saturday August 4th
Cleveland Public Theatre7pm

Sunday August 5th
Fairview Park in Ohio City (W 38 & Franklin Blvd + Rain Location: Westside UCC) 4pm

Very 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 Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation, Charter One Foundation, The Cyrus Eaton Foundation, Deaconess Community Foundation, The Eaton Charitable Fund,
KeyBank, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, David & Inez Myers Foundation, PNC Foundation, TMT Consolidated LLC, Thomas H. White Foundation.

Thank you to our Community Partners: LAND studio and Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

Special thanks to these additional Community Partners: Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation, Broadway Public Art, Burten, Bell, Carr Development Inc., City of Cleveland Department of Community Development, Cleveland Community Diversion Program, Cudell Improvement Inc., Denison Avenue UCC, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Episcopal Westside Shared Ministries, Family Connections, Foster Pointe, Harvard Community Services Center, Horizon Science Academy Denison Middle School, Julia De Bergos Cultural Arts Center, Kamm's Corners Development Corporation, Life Skills, MyCom, Ohio City Inc., Old Brooklyn Development Corporation, Omni Media, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland, Peacemakers Alliance - Westside Guardian Angels, Pilgrim UCC, Slavic Village Development, Tremont West Development Corporation, University Circle Inc., West Side Ecumenical Ministry, West Side UCC and WIRE-Net.

July 26 - August 05 2012

Various Locations

 

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Tickets are Free and Open to the Public

Tickets may be purchased by calling (216) 631-2727 extension 501, or in person at our box office.

 

Cast

Kaundima Ashley
Da'Shawn Black
Amir Bryant
Daneris Butler
Twan'Nesha Carlisle
E'Lyric Christopher
Keyon Cohen-Harris
Ell-Rahsheed Dozier
Jeda Flowers
Nichelle Fluellen
Javejon Golphin
Liz Gonzalez
Paris Hardy
Nicole Hatcher
Justin Hogue
Asia Hunter
Quiandra McClairn
Terah McGowan
Virginia Prater
Dezhanay Simmons
Edwin Sizemore
Johnathan Smith
Tommy Smith Jr.
William Stewart
MacKenzie White
Maxwell White
Joycelynn Wiggins
 

Creative Team

Director
Chris Seibert
Assistant Director
Adam Seeholzer
Singing Instructor
Darius Stubbs
Dance Instructor
Amy Compton
Assistant Instructor/Voice Coach
Molly Andrews-Hinders
Assistant Instructor
Tyler Slaughter
Tech Assistant
Val Kozlenko
Acting Intern
Leila Goldstein
Directing Intern
Tony Cintrony
Set Designer
Ian Petroni
Costume Designer
Inda Blatch-Geib
 

Special Thanks

TECH TEAM
Brianna Aarons
Curtis Barron
Desarai Edwards
Donita Stoves
Jalecia Fair
Justice Thomas
Lesley Robles
Lindsey Baldwin
Michael McCallops
Ne' Shae Jackson
Tony Johnson
Uijiarr Travis

 

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