The Elyria YWCA Women’s Voice Project

Created by the women of the Elyria YWCA
Directed by CPT Education Director Chris Seibert

April 23, 2008

James Levin Theatre


The Y-Haven Project is an original work created and performed by the Men of Y-Haven based on their personal experiences. Every year, CPT partners artists with residents at Y-Haven, a transitional housing and treatment program for formerly homeless men in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. This program increases confidence and develops self-discipline and skills that support sober and independent living. The Y-Haven Project celebrates the creativity within each participant and thus facilitates growth from powerlessness to empowerment. ORIGINAL WORK.A

CPT Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan presents an evening of new work from the CPT/Elyria YWCA Women’s Voices Project.

Me as I Am, Me as I Will Be will be presented to the public:

Friday, April 18
Elyria YWCA
318 West Ave.
Elyria, OH, 44035

Wednesday, April 23
Cleveland Public Theatre

Both performances are free and open to the public.

Donations will be accepted. Each performance will be followed by a post-show discussion and reception.

Under the guidance of CPT Education Director Chris Seibert, Women’s Voices participants have worked with gifted local artists Deborah Burke, Becky Cummings, Lisa Langford, Sarah McCoy, Gabrielle Perrin and Elizabeth R. Wood.

Together, the artists and the residents have engaged in writing and dramatic activities to improvise and verbalize stories that are born from the truth of difficult life circumstances.

Don’t miss this touching and transformative performance. It’s what CPT is all about!

Me as I Am, Me as I Will Be features work by Veronica Brantford, Katie Brown, Anne Larson-Dougan, Debra Fesler, Tanya E. Garner, Michaela Joyce, Norma J. Kendle, Trish Mendiola and Nicole M. Rivera

Made possible by the generous support of The Nord Family Foundation, Nordson Corporation Foundation, The Stocker Foundation and KeyBank.