Left in Ink
The Creative Production Team Includes:
Dan Kilbane - Stage Manager
Cassie Goldbach and Val Kozlenko - Scenic and Lighting Designers
Alison Garrigan - Costume Designer
Featuring Megan Brautigam, Jeanne Madison, Brett Radke, Amy Schwabauer, and Jerry Tucker
Join us for $12 Monday and Thursday performances and FREE BEER FRIDAY– mingle with the artists after the show while enjoying a FREE drink on us!
Cleveland Magazine Article
Click Here for an article about Left in Ink and Caitlin Lewins, Conceiver, Director and Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellow
Quotes that have Inspired Caitlin and Left in Ink
“Impossible is trying to connect in this world, trying to hold onto others while things are blowing up around you, knowing that while you’re speaking, they aren’t just waiting for their turn to talk– they hear you. They feel exactly what you feel at the same time that you feel it. It’s what I strive for every time I open my mouth– that impossible connection.
— Sarah Kay, Hiroshima
“I know what happened to you sucks. And I’m not going to give you some Pollyanna shit about everything happens for a reason or this was God’s gift to make you strong… All you can do at a time like this, is just hang on until the scenery changes.
— Debbie, Queer as Folk
“There’s another way: to let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen; to love with our whole hearts, even though there’s no guarantee– to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, when we’re wondering, ‘Can I love you this much? Can I believe in this this passionately? Can I be this fierce about this?’ just to be able to stop and, instead of catastrophizing what might happen, to say, ‘I’m just so grateful, because to feel this vulnerable means I’m alive.'”
— Brene Brown, The Power of Vulnerability
Your absence has gone through me
Like thread through a needle.
Everything I do is stitched with its color.”
— W.S. Merwin
“In time, in time they tell me, I’ll not feel so bad. I don’t want time to heal me. There’s a reason I’m like this.
I want time to set me ugly and knotted with loss of you, marking me. I won’t smooth you away.
I can’t say goodbye.”
— China Mieville, The Scar
Links that have Inspired
Left in Ink Facebook Group
(where people have posted pictures of their memorial tattoo and stories surrounding their loved ones)
“‘Left In Ink’ helps the healing begin. …for the most part it was flawless. For those suffering from a loss (recent or distant), it might be just the thing to help in your healing process. It certainly opened my eyes.”
Mark Horning, examiner.com
“‘Left in Ink’ is an intense and ambitious theatre project… Unlike any other stage work ofrecent memory, the piece overlaps heartfelt tributes, emotional revelations, and bittersweet anecdotes together to create an inspiring and encouraging evening of healing reflection. Creator Caitlin Lewins makes an indelible impression on viewers with this intelligent, introspective achievement. Her writing voice is honest and true, and her staging is intricate and unconventional.”
Rich Stimac, LandofCleve.net
“…[a] moving and thought provoking piece. We all need to talk. We all need to be educated. I was in a better position after watching this performance to know I needed to know more. That is a powerful piece of theatre.
Kevin Joseph Kelly, tpography.com