Week #5 (Feb. 12 – 14): Extra! Extra!


February 12, 2010 - February 14, 2010

7:30pm and 3:00pm, James Levin Theatre


The centerpiece of CPT's season, Big Box provides local artists with the opportunity to create and produce new work. Over seven weeks, Big Box includes nine world-premiere workshop performances of theatre, dance, opera and genre-defying performances. Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to support and foster the work of area artists in this unique program. Artists are given keys to The James Levin Theatre and the freedom to transform the space for the presentation of their work.



Week #5: February 12 -14

Extra! Extra!

Presented by FiveOne, Carly Dorman and Sara Lawrence-Sucato

Coming together again in an original collaboration, FiveOne, Carly Dorman, and Sara Lawrence-Sucato deliver the news. From the front page to the back of your mind, this performance promises a dynamic and physical journey through our daily newspaper.

Extra! Extra! is a unique, multi-faceted view of the long enduring daily newspaper. Each piece of original dance is set to specially composed music to highlight a particular section of the typical daily paper, with as many impressions, characteristics, and as much emotional connection and relevant meaning as a tangible, musical portrayal can provide. From the downright silly diversions to the most solemn announcement, through the glorious triumph and dismal failure of your beloved sports team, to the price of used cars, we attempt to print your favorite story. Despite a life in black and white, this show may be the most colorful and thought- provoking look at something that may have never even crossed your mind.

Dancers and Choreographers Carly Dorman and Sara Lawrence-Sucato and FiveOne collaborated on the 2009 Big [BOX] presentation of BACKspace and CPT is proud to have them return to Big [BOX] withExtra! Extra!

FiveOne is a Cleveland-based group with a “no boundaries” approach to music. Under the artistic direction of John Thompson, FiveOne is made up of 15 musicians with diverse educational backgrounds and musical influences, including John Thompson (Artistic Director/Composer/Guitar/Keyboards), Madeline Lucas (Flute), Ryan Huch (Clarinet), Conrad Jones (Trumpet), Matthew Smith (Trombone/Composer), Nathan von Trotha (Percussion), Derek Tywoniuk (Percussion), Shannon Thomas (violin), Lisa Kim (violin), William Johnston (Viola), Joseph Rebman (Harp), Shuai Bertalan-Wang (Piano), Louis Ng (Piano), Jeremy Allen (Keyboards/Composer), and Michael Bratt (Composer).

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Dancer and Choreographer Carly Dorman was born in New York and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her BFA in dance from New World School of the Arts in Miami under the direction of Daniel Lewis, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She also trained in New York at the Alvin Ailey, Jose Limon, and Paul Taylor Schools. Additionally, Carly received scholarships to study with Axis Dance Company in California and at the Florida Dance Festival. Dance and choreography credits include Fashion TV, Florida Grand Opera, Karen Peterson & Dancers, Florida Dance Festival, Celebrity Cruise Lines, MegLouise Dance Sneak Reviews, BACKspace in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Big [Box] Series, and CPT’s Pandemonium 09: Forbidden Knowledge. She has also done print and film for Miami Living Magazine and Christmas in Miami. Currently, Carly is a company member of Dancing Wheels here in Cleveland.

Dancer-Choreographer Sara Lawrence-Sucato has a degree in Dance Teaching and Choreography from Mercyhurst College (Erie, PA). She has performed in Columbus with The Dance Cure and Columbus Dance Theatre, as well as with Shen and Bones Performance Group in Erie, Pennsylvania. She is currently in her fourth season as a member of Cleveland’s Dancing Wheels and is a dance instructor at several Cleveland area dance studios. Sara’s choreographic credits include: Weight Training(2005), 50 White Horses which premiered at the 2005 American College Dance Festival in Buffalo, NY, and Midnight at the Zoo (2006).