Y-Haven Theatre Project


Y-Haven Theatre Project is a program for residents of Y-Haven, a YMCA center providing temporary housing and Substance Use Disorder Treatment to individuals who are homeless, re-entering the community from incarceration, and/or recovering from Opioid Use Disorder. The program teaches performing arts and technical aspects of theatre while addressing critical personal, interpersonal, and job-related skills through a comprehensive process. The program culminates in the performance and community-wide tour of an original play based on stories from the clients’ lives.


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


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