STEP ’12 – Free theatre in city parks

Created by the 2012 STEP Ensemble

July 26, 2012 - August 05, 2012

Times and locations vary, see below.,


A retelling of J. M. Barrie's classic Peter Pan, created and performed by the 2012 STEP ensemble, "Neverland" explores imagination, growing up and taking flight. This family-friendly show follows a group of lost youth who roam the city in search of themselves. Propelled by the power of storytelling and one brave girl, they embark on an imaginative journey confronting pirates, beguiling mermaids and their own potential for transformation. Packed with original music, dance and exciting action, "Neverland" is about the challenging call to find a place in the world. Come celebrate the power and creativity of Cleveland's youth!

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Chris Seibert - Director
Adam Seeholzer - Assistant Director
Darius Stubbs - Singing Instructor
Amy Compton - Dance Instructor
Molly Andrews - Hinders Assistant Instructor/Voice Coach
Tyler Slaughter - Assistant Instructor
Val Kozlenko - Tech Assistant
Leila Goldstein - Acting Intern
Tony Cintrony - Directing Intern
Ian Petroni - Set Designer
Inda Blatch-Geib - Costume Designer

Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce Cleveland Public Theatre’s celebrated Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) – Cleveland’s longest-running arts and job training program for teens – returns to Cleveland City Parks this summer with their new original play entitled Neverland.

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the performance that these inspiring teens have made for free at a park near you.

Featuring Kaundima Ashley, Da’Shawn Black, Amir Bryant, Daneris Butler, Twan’Nesha Carlisle, E’Lyric Christopher, Keyon Cohen-Harris, Ell-Rahsheed Dozier, Jeda Flowers, Nichelle Fluellen, Javejon Golphin, Liz Gonzalez, Paris Hardy, Nicole Hatcher, Justin Hogue, Asia Hunter, Quiandra McClairn, Terah McGowan, Virginia Prater, Dezhanay Simmons, Edwin Sizemore, Johnathan Smith, Tommy Smith Jr., William Stewart, MacKenzie White, Maxwell White, Joycelynn Wiggins


Brianna Aarons, Curtis Barron, Desarai Edwards, Donita Stoves, Jalecia Fair, Justice Thomas, Lesley Robles, Lindsey Baldwin, Michael McCallops, Ne’ Shae Jackson, Tony Johnson, Uijiarr Travis


Thursday July 26th
Herman Park (W 58 & Herman Ave+Rain Location:CPT7pm

Friday July 27th
Kerruish Park (17000 Tarkington Ave + Rain Location: Harvard Community Services Center3pm

Saturday July 28th
Denison Park (1700 Denison Ave + Rain Location:Horizon Science Academy Gym2pm

Monday July 30th
St. Stanislaus – Warszawa Music Festival (3649 E 65 + Rain Location: Church7pm

Tuesday July 31th
Lonnie Burten Baseball Field (E 46 & Outhwaite Ave + Rain Location: Gymnasium6pm

Wednesday August 1st
Mercedes Cotner Park (W 95 & Maywood Ave + Rain Location: Denison Avenue UCC12noon

Wednesday August 1st
Wade Oval Wednesday – Brief selection from the show! (University Circle, Wade Oval Dr) 7:30pm

Thursday August 2nd
West Park- Fairview Family YMCA (15501 Lorain Rd + Rain Location: Gymnasium2pm

Friday August 3rd
Lincoln Park (W 14 & Starkweather Ave + Rain Location: Pilgrim Church7pm

Saturday August 4th
Cleveland Public Theatre7pm

Sunday August 5th
Fairview Park in Ohio City (W 38 & Franklin Blvd + Rain Location: Westside UCC4pm

Very special thanks to Councilpersons: Anthony Brancatelli, Joe Cimperman, Phyllis Cleveland, Terrell H. Pruitt, Kevin Conwell, Jeffrey Johnson, Martin J. Keane, Mamie J. Mitchell, Jay Westbrook and Matt Zone.

Made possible through the generous support of Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation, Charter One Foundation, The Cyrus Eaton Foundation, Deaconess Community Foundation, The Eaton Charitable Fund,
KeyBank, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, David & Inez Myers Foundation, PNC Foundation, TMT Consolidated LLC, Thomas H. White Foundation.

Thank you to our Community Partners: LAND studio and Youth Opportunities Unlimited.

Special thanks to these additional Community Partners: Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation, Broadway Public Art, Burten, Bell, Carr Development Inc., City of Cleveland Department of Community Development, Cleveland Community Diversion Program, Cudell Improvement Inc., Denison Avenue UCC, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Episcopal Westside Shared Ministries, Family Connections, Foster Pointe, Harvard Community Services Center, Horizon Science Academy Denison Middle School, Julia De Bergos Cultural Arts Center, Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation, Life Skills, MyCom, Ohio City Inc., Old Brooklyn Development Corporation, Omni Media, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland, Peacemakers Alliance – Westside Guardian Angels, Pilgrim UCC, Slavic Village Development, Tremont West Development Corporation, University Circle Inc., West Side Ecumenical Ministry, West Side UCC and WIRE-Net.