Week #3 (Oct. 20 – 23): Andrew Jackson Ate My Homework: A Racial Farce, Art and Werewolves and Napoleon of the Nile

October 20, 2011 - October 23, 2011

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


Springboard features staged reading of new scripts by local writers and work that is under consideration for future production. The Springboard series places a special emphasis on developing directors for new work, nurturing strong relationships between directors and playwrights, and engaging the audience in the process. Springboard is NOT actors standing at music stands. This is staged work that conveys that rare excitement that comes from getting up on stage with little time to prepare. Audience members give feedback and engage in post-show discussions to help local playwrights develop their work. RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT.

Purchase a Springboard Pass for just $30 and see as many staged readings as you want! Springboard Pass not available on-line. Please call the box office at (216) 631-2727 to purchase.

October 20, 22 (Double Bill)

Andrew Jackson Ate My Homework: A Racial Farce

Written by Thomas Hayes
Directed by Cassie Neumann
Race- it’s all around us. It’s in our families, in our history books, in our pop music, and even in overheard bus ride banters. In Andrew Jackson Ate My Homework, a young man attempts to synthesize the strangeness of race as he passes through a collage of scenes that reveal and explore the issue of race in daily life and throughout (some of) history.

Art and Werewolves

Written by Cat Kenney
Directed by Lynna Metrisin
Zoe is a painter struggling with a lull in her creativity, as well as in her relationship with her girlfriend, Rachel. A mysterious encounter infects her with inspiration, but is art worth the price? And what does the full moon have to do with it?

October 21, 23

Napoleon of the Nile

Written by George Seremba
Directed by Sheffia Randall Dooley
On a makeshift stage in a Kenyan refugee camp, three people begin an arduous, ten month journey, over 600 miles. They are shot at and bombed by government troops, militia and their very own people. Amidst the horrors of a civil war a young man befriends a widowed mother and an elderly man to form a family. This is a tale of survival against all odds and a celebration of Sudan’s recent independence. Internationally lauded playwright, George Seremba, is a Visiting Professor at Case Western Reserve University and playwright in residence at the Cuyahoga County Library, funded by The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Program.