Y-Haven Theatre Project

Y-Haven Theatre Project is a program for residents of Y-Haven, a transitional housing facility for formerly homeless men in recovery from substance abuse and mental health challenges. Since 1998, CPT and Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA, have annually collaborated to create an original theatre production, performed by the men and based on their life stories. This life-changing, arts-based program teaches performing arts and technical aspects of theatre while addressing critical personal, interpersonal, and job-related skills through a comprehensive process. Every year, the original work is presented to enthusiastic full houses at CPT, followed by a community-wide tour. The Y-Haven Theatre Project supports newly learned skills for sober and independent living and honors the unique and important perspective men in recovery bring to the Cleveland community.

For more information about the Y-Haven Theatre Project, please contact Raymond Bobgan, Executive Artistic Director, at 216.631.2727 ext. 202 or rbobgan@cptonline.org.

Y-Haven Theatre Project in the News

VanAllen, Amanda. “Local performers act out stories of personal struggle on stage in community play.” News 5 Cleveland, 11 November 2017. Click here to watch and read: https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/local-news/cleveland-metro/local-performers-act-out-stories-of-personal-struggle-on-stage-in-community-play

Wise, Carrie. “Y-Haven Theatre Project Brings Recovery to Stage at Cleveland Public Theatre.” WVIZ/PBS ideastream, 30 October 2017. Click here to watch and read: http://www.ideastream.org/news/y-haven-theatre-project-brings-recovery-to-stage-at-cleveland-public-theatre

Benson, John. “Cleveland Public Theatre’s Y-Haven Theatre Project this year will be ‘Golden’.” The News-Herald, The News-Herald, 30 Oct. 2017. Click here to read: https://www.news-herald.com/news/ohio/cleveland-public-theatre-s-y-haven-theatre-project-this-year/article_89e95b7b-04e4-50c1-b3a8-303f56f179fb.html