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Raymond Bobgan (Executive Artistic Director)
Raymond Bobgan creates new performances that are bold, multilayered, and highly physical through an ever-evolving ensemble process. Raymond’s work has been seen in Romania, Brazil, Denmark, Serbia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and has been featured in American Theatre magazine, Canadian Theatre Review, Theatre Journal, and in Lisa Wolford’s book Grotowski’s Objective Drama Research. Raymond has created many works for CPT including: Feefer Rising, with Faye Hargate; Rusted Heart Broadcast; Insomnia: The Waking of Herselves, with Holly Holsinger and Chris Seibert; Cut to Pieces, with Chris Seibert; and Blue Sky Transmission: A Tibetan Book of the Dead, co-produced by CPT and La MaMa ETC (Off-Broadway).
Raymond founded the Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP), a job-training theatre program for teens, and co-created the Y-Haven Theatre Project with James Levin which engages formerly homeless men in writing and performing theatre, and initiated Station Hope, a community arts festival exploring contemporary issues of social justice. With Faye Hargate, Raymond initiated Teatro Público de Cleveland, CPT’s resident Latino theatre company, and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi مسرح كليفلاند العربي, a new group dedicated to creating and performing theatre from Arabic-speaking communities.
Raymond’s professional troupe, Cleveland CORE Ensemble, recently toured Red Ash Mosaic, a surreal journey through projection to purpose. They are currently working on a new project, Masks of Flight, which will premiere in May of 2020.
Raymond was the first recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize in the discipline of Theatre. He is a two-time winner of the Creative Workforce Fellowship and a recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Fellowship. He is an alumnus of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG)’s Early Career Development Program for Directors, and of the National Theatre Artist Residency Program (Pew Charitable Trust and TCG). Raymond also received the Cisgender Ally Award at Cleveland’s Transgender Day of Remembrance and Equality Ohio’s Ally Award. In 2018, he was honored with the Cleveland Foundation’s Homer C. Wadsworth Award and in 2017, his administrative leadership was recognized with The Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio.
He currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for the National New Play Network, serves on the Theatre Communications Group Board of Directors, and is the Chair of the Board of the Gordon Square Arts District Cleveland Improvement Corporation.
This is Raymond Bobgan’s 14th season in the leadership position at Cleveland Public Theatre.
Molly Andrews-Hinders (Artistic Associate)
Molly Andrews-Hinders is a performer, composer, educator, and activist. She has been performing and teaching as an independent artist at CPT since 2011 and joined CPT staff full time in 2017.
Molly is line producer for several series and events throughout CPT’s season, including Entry Point (CPT’s New Play Development festival) and Test Flight (CPT’s workshop series of new works), as well as DanceWorks. She also serves as line producer of artistic programming for WINTERTIDE at Gordon Square, a winter festival that takes place in the heart of the Gordon Square Arts District in December.
Molly served as project manager and lead artist on ENDependence, a show built through a partnership between Cleveland Public Theatre and The MetroHealth System. Molly lead an artist team in researching the opioid epidemic, conducting interviews of those affected by the crisis at Metro, and compiling the information to create a show. In addition to serving as lead playwright and music composer, Molly co-directed the latest production with Jaclyn Vogel, which toured to Lorain County in June 2019.
She served as a lead teaching artist in CPT’s CMHA CAN (formerly Brick City Theatre) program, Global Teen Performance Project, and the Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP). Molly has also taught with the Musical Theater Project, Near West Theatre, and Talespinner Children’s Theatre. In addition to her work as a theatre educator, Molly is a certified Pilates instructor and has worked at several studios in Cleveland.
Molly has created many original works for CPT shows. Her original show Emergence was featured as part of Test Flight 2019. Her original compositions were featured in WINTERTIDE at Gordon Square (2018); Entry Point (2018); Station Hope (2017 & 2019); Light the Lights, Ol’ Moses CLE! (A Wild Holiday Romp); Air Waves (Part Three of the Elements Cycle); Earth Plays (Part Two of the Elements Cycle); When the Moon Was Green Cheese, The Cracker Maker Was King (Big Box 2013); and Soliciting for Change (Big Box 2011), as well as numerous STEP shows. As an actor, Molly has been featured in 44 Plays For 44 Presidents, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, Rusted Heart Broadcast, and Akarui. Molly also performs as a singer-songwriter throughout the Cleveland area.
She is a proud graduate from Wright State University where she earned a BFA.
Adrien Brizzolara (Audience Engagement & Social Media Manager)
Adrien is a singer, actor, and arts administrator from Bayonne, NJ, just across the water from Manhattan. She graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a BA in math and worked in data analysis and finance while studying voice on the side. She performed as a soloist and with ensembles throughout the NY metropolitan area, including several choral performances at Carnegie Hall. Adrien discovered her passion for theatre in 2011 after moving to Northwest Indiana where she became heavily involved in the theatre community, both onstage and behind the scenes. She served on the board of Portage Community Theatre (Portage, IN) as Membership Director and Treasurer, was a Marketing Coordinator and Production Manager for productions at 4th Street Theater (Chesterton, IN), and pursued graduate studies in Arts & Entertainment Administration at Valparaiso University.
India Nicole Burton (National New Play Network Producer in Residence)
India Nicole Burton is an actress, director, playwright, and producer. She is a native of Akron, OH and graduated from The University of Akron in 2011 with a BA in Theatre Arts with an emphasis on performance. Upon graduating, India founded Ma’Sue Productions, an African American theatre company located in Akron. She has directed, produced, and performed in several of Ma’Sue’s plays and acted as co-artistic director until 2015. India has worked with many prominent Akron, Cleveland, New York, Atlanta, and L.A. actors, directors, and playwrights. Some of India’s acting credits include Julius Caesar (Portia), Bootycandy (Actor 1), An Octoroon (Dido), and Orlando (Orlando). India’s directing credits include for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf (Heads Up Productions), The Laramie Project (Heads Up Productions), Daybreak’s Children (Ma’Sue Productions), A Happening on Imperial (Ma’Sue Productions), O Patria Mia (Ma’Sue Productions), Little Women (Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute), Fire on the Water (Cleveland Public Theatre, co-directed with Raymond Bobgan), Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation (working title) (in development at Cleveland Public Theatre), and three short plays produced at Cleveland Public Theatre’s Station Hope: What we could have been, Maya: The Poet, and We Call you George. India’s assistant directing credits include the 2014 production of The Color Purple at Karamu House, brownsville song (b-side for tray) at Dobama Theatre, and Cleveland Public Theatre’s Barbecue and Good at Heart, featured in BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival. India is a board member for New World Performance Lab and is in her second year as the NNPN Producer in Residence at Cleveland Public Theatre. She is currently working on the second cycle of Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation, which will appear in Cleveland Public Theatre’s development series Test Flight and will travel to Chicago where it will be featured in Rhinoceros Theater Festival as Prop Thtr’s guest. India will also be directing Insurrection: Holding History in July of 2020 for convergence-continuum.
Nicole Futoran (Development Assistant)
Nicole Futoran is an actor, musician, and humanitarian. She has had the privilege of performing with Cleveland Opera Theater in Le nozze di Figaro, Madama Butterfly, and La Traviata, and with Oberlin in Italy in Cosí fan tutte. She has also been featured throughout Ohio as a concert soloist and church musician. She holds a BA in Vocal Performance with a Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from Marietta College and an MM in Vocal Performance from Ohio University. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering and has worked with the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and marched with Pride in the CLE.
Ashante Green (Custodian)
Ashante Green was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on the east side. While growing up, he attended the Cleveland School of the Arts, majoring in Photography and Theatrical Arts. He was introduced to Cleveland Public Theatre through Y-Haven, a program designed for men who are wanting and trying to get their lives back on course. He joined CPT in 2015 through the partnership between CPT and Y-Haven.
Denis M. Griesmer (Chief Financial Officer & General Manager)
Denis has served as General Manager since 2007, but has worked in a variety of artistic and managerial positions at CPT since the fall of 2001. As General Manager, Denis acts as the CFO for the theatre and is responsible for day-to-day operations, the facility, and Front of House. Currently, he’s deeply involved in the planning and management of CPT’s renovation. Denis was Director of the Y-Haven Theatre Project, one of CPT’s adult outreach, programs from 2006 to 2009. The Y-Haven Theatre Project collaborates with residents of Y-Haven’s Transitional Housing Program to create an original play based on their personal experiences. Other notable artistic roles also include Associate Producer for CPT’s original production, Blue Sky Transmission: A Tibetan Book of the Dead. Denis brings 15 years of theatre management and project management consulting to his role at CPT. A graduate of the Northwestern University School of Speech Theatre Program, Denis was Production Manager and then Associate Producer for San Francisco’s acclaimed Pickle Family Circus. He later worked as Production Coordinator on feature films by Cleveland screenwriter Joe Eszterhaus including Telling Lies in America and Burn, Hollywood, Burn. Denis is proud to serve on the board of Network of Ensemble Theaters which is dedicated to propelling ensemble theatre practice to the forefront of American culture and society. Denis has also served as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Greater Cleveland Community Shares of which CPT is a member.
Faye Hargate (Director of Community Ensembles)
Faye is a performer, educator, creator of original works, and director. She was appointed to Director of Community Ensembles in 2016 after having served in a range of education, community connection, and artistic roles since joining CPT’s fulltime staff in 2009. Faye works with Teatro Público de Cleveland, supporting the production of bilingual devised plays, Spanish language scripted plays, and community projects at events like CPT’s Station Hope and Ohio City’s Street Festival, and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi مسرح كليفلاند العربي, collaborating with Raymond Bobgan and company members to support the development of new plays by, for, and with Arabic-speaking communities. Faye has ten years of experience with CPT’s Cleveland Act Now (formerly Brick City Theatre), teaching, directing, producing original plays and community events, and collaborating with community partner, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA). Her leadership has garnered program recognition: CMHA Community Partner of the Year Award in 2015, Cleveland Foundation Arts Mastery pilot grant in 2016, finalist for National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in 2016 and 2017, and Cleveland Foundation Arts Mastery grant renewal in 2018. In 2017, she was awarded the Rising Activist Award from Community Shares of Greater Cleveland for her work with Cleveland Act Now. In 2018, Faye founded CAN Academy, a theatre training program onsite at CPT for younger teens and youth that live in Cleveland and surrounding neighborhoods. Faye is a founding member of the Cleveland CORE Ensemble. Under the direction of Raymond Bobgan, she has collaboratively created and performed in original works Fire on the Water (Part Four of the Elements Cycle), Red Ash Mosaic, Feefer Rising, and Rusted Heart Broadcast. As an installation artist, Faye has collaborated with Joan Hargate to direct and create performance/art installations When the She’ll Broke – Workshop, She’s Wearing White…, Royal Ann’s Preserve, Echoless Shore, and Fellsalie. Faye is a 2014 Creative Workforce Fellow, and in fall 2019, she was recognized by Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art as a New Agency Member. She has been a featured panelist for Theatre Communications Group (TCG) Education Pre-Conference and has served on TCG Education planning committee. Faye is a graduate of Ecole Jacques Lecoq (Paris, France) and has performed in France and Portugal. She holds a BA from Bowdoin College (Brunswick, Maine) and trained with Cleveland’s Inlet Dance Theatre. Faye is a Cleveland native.
Caitlin Lewins (Director of Audience Engagement & Media Relations)
Caitlin Lewins is a writer, composer/musician, performer, director, and designer/crafter. Caitlin was recently named a 2019 Finalist for the National Directors Fellowship and a 2019 Finalist for The MITTEN Lab. Caitlin was awarded a 2016/2017 Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellowship which culminated in the World Premiere of Everything is Okay (and other helpful lies), a dark musical comedy co-created with Melissa Crum which recently received readings inside the 2019 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). Caitlin joined the CPT staff in 2013 as Story Connector, became New Play Associate in 2014, and transitioned into her current role in 2017. Caitlin completed the 2013/2014 Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellowship which culminated in the production Left in Ink which she conceived, directed, and co-created. Previously at CPT, Caitlin co-directed (with Dan Kilbane) and music directed 44 Plays For 44 Presidents and created and performed The Cleveland Line Dance as a part of Light the Lights, Ol’ Moses CLE! (A Wild Holiday Romp). Caitlin line produced Entry Point (A New Play Development Program), four Road to Hope events in the Spring of 2016, line produced Exact Change and The Santaland Diaries at Playhouse Square, and the Nord Family Foundation Playwright Reading Series. Caitlin directed Canon Fodder – a Nord Fellowship Reading, music directed Frankenstein’s Wake, and assistant directed/contributed to The Loush Sisters Love Dick’ns: Great Expectations. Caitlin co-created and directed Edison and Ford which appeared in Air Waves (Part Three of the Elements Cycle) and completed her third year in the Directing/Theatre Creation class. In the 2012/2013 season, Caitlin was Assistant Director/Stage Manager to Raymond Bobgan for Rusted Heart Broadcast and made her writing/directing debut at CPT with The Environmented in Earth Plays (Part Two of the Elements Cycle). Recent/favorite performances include Everything is Okay (and other helpful lies); Light the Lights, Ol’ Moses CLE! (A Wild Holiday Romp); Red Ash Mosaic (workshop); She’s Wearing White…; Air Waves (Part Three of the Elements Cycle); Earth Plays (Part Two of the Elements Cycle); Bird Behind the Curtain (Big Box 2013); 13 Most American Dreams; Grizzly Mama; and The New Century. She is a member of the Class of 2019 for Cleveland Bridge Builders, a program of the Cleveland Leadership Center. Caitlin is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, where she studied Theatre, Philosophy, and Music.
Casey Lowenthal (Patron Services Associate)
Casey is a performer, advocate, and explorer from Westville, Indiana. She holds a BA in Theatre and Spanish from Butler University. Previously from the financial world, Casey was drawn to CPT’s diverse, adventurous productions that celebrate the city of Cleveland and encourage people to think. Along with performing, she is interested in hair and makeup design, writing, and directing.
Colleen McCaughey (Associate Director of Development)
Colleen is a stage manager, performer, and singer, and returned to her native Ohio to join the CPT team in 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in both Theatre and Political Science from Allegheny College. From 2013-2015, she worked in New York City as a stage manager for various theatre companies including The Play Company, The Flea Theater, and Lincoln Center, while serving as the Administrative Associate for Dixon Place Theater. Originally from Hudson, Ohio, Colleen has appeared onstage in several Northeast Ohio theatre productions, most recently at CPT in Emergence (Test Flight 2019), the world premiere of The Loush Sisters get HARD for the Holidays (Yippie-Kai-Yay Mother-Loushers) (Minion), the world premiere of Red Ash Mosaic with Raymond Bobgan and the Cleveland CORE Ensemble (stage manager and performer), 44 Plays For 44 Presidents (featured as Hillary Clinton in select performances), Entry Point, and Station Hope, and at Blank Canvas Theatre in Bat Boy: The Musical (Ruthie/Ned) and Reefer Madness (Sally). She frequently serves as a stage manager for CPT productions and special events including mainstage shows, Station Hope, and Pandemonium. Most recently, she served as the stage manager for the world premiere of American Dreams at CPT.
Caitie H. Milcinovic (Director of Organizational Advancement)
Caitie joined Cleveland Public Theatre’s team in May 2014. In her role as Director of Organizational Advancement, she is responsible for all fundraising for the theatre, accounting for over three-quarters of the organization’s total revenue. This is her sixth year managing the fundraising effort for Pandemonium, which alone raises nearly 15% of the organization’s annual revenue. Caitie conceived and produced CPT’s Decade of Discovery event for donors and other stakeholders on April 1, 2016 to celebrate Raymond Bobgan’s 10th Anniversary as Executive Artistic Director. Caitie also oversees the patron experience department, managed by CPT’s Director of Patron Services. She is a member of the Class of 2016 for Cleveland Bridge Builders, a program of the Cleveland Leadership Center.
Prior to her arrival at CPT, she served as the Associate Managing Director of the Yale School of Drama / Special Events at Yale Repertory Theatre, including the Yale Institute for Music Theatre and the No Boundaries series of global performances. During her time at Yale, she also served as the Company Manager for Yale Rep, the Yale Fellow at Seattle Repertory Theatre, and the General Manager for the Yale Summer Cabaret Shakespeare Festival. Before going to Yale, she worked for three years as the Grants Writer for Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. While in LA, she also worked part-time for Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC), a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community through musical theatre and dance. She began as a Development Associate for ETC, then worked as an Associate Producer on a world premiere musical, joined the Board of Directors, became the Managing Director, and served as the Producer for Starmites. She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Southern California, an MFA in Theatre Management from the Yale School of Drama, and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
Dan Schumacher (Master Carpenter)
Dan Schumacher is a recent graduate of Ohio University with a BFA in Production Design and Technology. Dan has spent two summers with the Heritage Theatre Festival, one summer with Stagedoor Manor, and just completed his third summer as the Technical Director for the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival.
Adam Seeholzer (Education manager (Student Theatre Enrichment Program, Y-Haven Theatre Project))
Since 2006, Adam has worked repeatedly as an artist with CPT’s core outreach programs, the Y-Haven Theatre Project, the Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP), the Global Teen Performance Project, and CMHA CAN (formerly Brick City Theatre). Starting in the summer of 2014, he brought that experience to his role as a full-time staff member, providing leadership and helping to grow these programs. Adam received a BA in Theatre Arts at Cleveland State University and has trained at Second City (CHI), SITI Co. (NYC), and the Cleveland Improv Institute. His acting credits include: Woyzeck: A Proper Murder and The Excavation with Maelstrom Collaborative Arts. CPT acting credits include: The Other Shore; Open Mind Firmament; At-TEN-tion Span: A Festival of 10-Minute Plays; Poor little Lulu; Earth Plays (Part Two of the Elements Cycle); Rusted Heart Broadcast; Air Waves (Part Three of the Elements Cycle); F*** Me, Love Me, Aphrodite (Big Box 2015); American Falls; Red Ash Mosaic; Fire on the Water (2019). Adam is a proud Cleveland native.
Darius J. Stubbs (Education Manager (Cleveland Act Now))
Darius J. Stubbs is a poet, playwright, performer, vocalist, educator, and transgender advocate who has been living and working in Cleveland, OH since 2006. Artistically, he has collaborated with many fine creative thinkers across the city, but his artistic home base continues to be among the artists who work under the visionary guidance of Raymond Bobgan. At CPT, Darius has been involved in the creation of over a dozen original performance pieces spanning the genre spectrum from performance art to fully-staged production. For the last 4 years, Darius has been a member of the Cleveland CORE Ensemble and played the lead role in their original play, Red Ash Mosaic, directed by Raymond Bobgan. Darius has also lent his talents as an instructor for CPT’s education programs, including the Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP), a summer theatre intensive for Cleveland teens; the Y-Haven Theatre Project, assisting previously homeless men in recovery from chemical dependency to express themselves through performance; and CMHA CAN (formerly Brick City Theatre), a summer and afterschool theatre performance program for children living in CMHA housing. As an advocate, Darius has been a featured speaker in an array of venues and events, including TedxCle 2015 “Untold” series, City Club of Cleveland’s Forum on Transgender Identity in Northeast Ohio, CPT’s Station Hope, and Guide to Kulchur’s “Uncanny Voices” series. In 2015, Darius was highlighted among Scene Magazine’s “Cleveland People” series, presenting Clevelanders who are “working every day to make the city better, to drive it forward, to contribute to its successes and rectify its shortcomings.” In that same year, he also joined several other artists from around the country to write one-minute plays for the Every 28 Hours project in Ferguson, MO. In 2016, Darius was awarded the Greater Cleveland Community Shares Rising Activist Award and was also fortunate enough to have his poem “If It Takes a Village” published by GTK Press in A Race Anthology: Dispatches and Artifacts From A Segregated City. He most recently wrote a short play entitled Not Dead[named] for the One-Minute Play Festival’s The Stonewall 50 Plays performed at Queens Theatre in New York.
jaclyn vogel (Director of Patron Services)
This will be Jaclyn’s third season as CPT’s Director of Patron Services. Since moving to Cleveland in 2014 from Indianapolis, CPT has been her creative home away from home, where she has acted as both a theatre artist and administrator. As a theatre creator, Jaclyn’s pieces have been performed at Pandemonium, Ohio City Street Festival, Station Hope, Entry Point, and Test Flight. She was a Joan Yellen Horvitz Assistant Directing Fellow in CPT’s 2014/2015 season. In CPT’s 2018/2019 season, Jaclyn costume designed Everything is Okay (and other helpful lies), workshopped her play, to be healthy, and co-directed ENDependence. Outside of her artistic work, she has been a House Manager, Bartender, Box Office Associate, and A/P Associate at CPT. Jaclyn holds a Bachelor’s degree with high honors in Theatre from Butler University. She will continue her development of to be healthy, a play about women and American healthcare, in the coming year.
Hillary Wheelock (Finance Associate)
Hillary is a Cleveland-based Latina actress, fight choreographer, and educator. Prior to joining CPT, she was an actor-teacher for Great Lakes Theater. Hillary holds a BA in Theatre from Case Western Reserve University and certificates from the British-American Drama Academy and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has an extensive background in short-form improv comedy, training with CWRU’s IMPROVment under members of iO Chicago, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Something DaDa. Hillary has performed with convergence-continuum, Theater Ninjas (now Maelstrom Collaborative Arts), and Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, among others in Cleveland; and has appeared in various recent CPT productions including The Family Claxon and En el Tiempo de las Mariposas / In the Time of the Butterflies.
Emma Wolpert (Graphic Designer)
Emma is a graphic designer and photographer from Bay Village, Ohio. She graduated from Kent State University with a BA in Visual Communication Design and a double minor in Marketing and Photo-Illustration. She joined CPT in the summer of 2017 and is ready to continue her journey developing the CPT vision with typography, color, and composition. She was drawn to CPT because of the diverse community and unique opportunity to help give an innovative visual voice to CPT. She is a coffee enthusiast, Fall (the season) fanatic, and avid music listener. She has traveled around Europe and Asia, allowing her to expand her creative skills and learn more about the many different cultures, giving inspiration to her designs.
Beth Wood (Associate Artistic Director & Director of Production)
Beth Wood joined the CPT staff in 2007. A director, actress, administrator, designer, educator, and theatre technician, she holds a BA in Communications and Theatre from John Carroll University. As a director of adventurous scripted work, she has been honored as a director of superior achievement by the Cleveland Critics Circle in 2016, 2015, and 2013, and has directed 17 productions, including seven world premieres and eight regional premieres, during her twelve-year tenure at CPT. In addition to her directing work, Beth supports four New Play Development series that invest in outside-the-mainstream work and the artistic growth of Northeast Ohio creators. In 2016, she was awarded a TCG Leadership U[niversity] Continuing Ed grant to research long-term new play development models across the country. She has been working with Nikkole Salter to develop Nikkole’s Breakout Session (or Frogorse), a CPT commission supported by the National New Play Network. Last February, Beth and Nikkole workshopped the play in San Francisco at Playwrights Foundation. Beth also produces large-scale community events for CPT, including Station Hope, an annual community event featuring over 200 artists performing original work inspired by issues of freedom and justice at Cleveland’s first authenticated Underground Railroad site. In February 2018, Beth traveled to Iowa to direct the World Premiere of Apples in Winter by Jennifer Fawcett at Riverside Theatre in Iowa City. Her CPT directing credits include Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Lines in the Dust by Nikkole Salter, the NNPN Rolling World Premiere of in a word by Lauren Yee, There Is a Happiness That Morning Is by Mickle Maher, Barbecue and Antebellum by Robert O’Hara, FEVER/DREAM by Sheila Callaghan, Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang, and BOOM by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. In addition to her work with scripted productions, Beth co-creates and directs original plays based on a comedic singing duo, The Loush Sisters, for Playhouse Square in 2011 and CPT in 2013, 2015, and 2017. Beth’s CPT acting credits include Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Mrs. Bob Cratchet’s Wild Christmas Binge, A Bright Room Called Day, Fefu and Her Friends, The Rocky Horror Show, Our Town, Pulp, Matt & Ben, Anna Bella Eema (co-production with Theater Ninjas, now Maelstrom Collaborative Arts), Open Mind Firmament, Don’t Call Me Fat, Akarui, Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, Earth Plays (Part Two of the Elements Cycle), The Loush Sisters DO the Nutcracker, The Loush Sisters Love Dick’ns: Great Expectations, The Loush Sisters get HARD for the Holidays (Yippie-Kai-Yay Mother-Loushers), and Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play. A former Actor-Teacher for Great Lakes Theater, Beth has taught a variety of theatre and acting courses throughout Northeast Ohio, and has served as the Technical Director for John Carroll University, Lakeland Theatre, and Stagecrafters.
Christopher Young (Shop Manager)
Christopher Young is a technical theatre artist who brings artistic ideas to life through the application of his years of fabrication and engineering experience. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College and Master’s at The University of Chicago. Since 2007, Chris has been involved with dozens of productions at Cleveland Public Theatre, including serving as Technical Director for shows such as Open Mind Firmament (2010); FEVER/ DREAM (2011); Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea (2015); I Call My Brothers (2017); and Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant: A Snowball’s Chance, Fire on the Water, and Gloria during the 2018/2019 season.
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Philip M. Oliss, President
Kristofer Spreen, Vice President
Joanne Montagner-Hull, Treasurer
Cindy Marx, Secretary
Erin Dorsey Robinson
Kevyn R. Shaw
Tiffany R. Wright
Marcia W. Levine, Emeritus