STEP ’13 – Free theatre in city parks

Created by the 2013 STEP Ensemble

August 01, 2013 - August 11, 2013

Times and locations vary, see below. ,


"And One Night", created and performed by the 2013 STEP ensemble, is an exciting re-imagining of "Arabian Nights: One Thousand and One Nights". This family-friendly show follows a group of small-time thieves who think they know the path to a fulfilling life. Upon meeting a young woman who knows only the power of her imagination, they go on a transformational journey, meeting merciless kings, clever heroines and desperate souls. Packed with original music, dance and a cappella singing, "And One Night" explores the importance of self-reliance and the value of storytelling to enrich and inspire our lives. 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
Jeremy Lewis and Tyler Slaughter - Assistant Instructors
Leila Goldstein and Brandon McSwain - Interns
Olivia Winsteard - Junior Instructor
Val Kozlenko - Tech Assistant
Ian Petroni - Set Designer
Inda Blatch-Geib - Costume Designer

Featuring Kaundima Ashley, Dashawn Black, Traevion Bryant, Omar Calloway, Twan’Nesha Carlisle, E’Lyric Christopher, Keyon Cohen-Harris, Durrell Conner, Shazel Dixon-Hodges, Nicholas Englehardt, Shajuana Gaston, Shondale Gordon, Liz Gonzalez, Austin Graham, Tapraisha Greene, Justin Hogue, Brycen Hunt, Asia Hunter, Michael McCallops, Terah McGowan, Caresse Savage, Dezhanay Simmons, Richard Simmons, Tommy Smith Jr., William Stewart, Omarri Vargas, Aaliyah Wallace

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 an original new play And One Night.

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


Thursday, August 1st
Herman Park (W 58 & Herman Ave I Rain Location:CPT7pm

Friday, August 2nd
Lincoln Park (W 14 & Starkweather Ave I Rain Location: Pilgrim Church7pm

Saturday, Augst 3rd
Tony Brush Park in Little Italy (Mayfield & Random Rd I Rain Location: Alta House4pm

Monday, August 5th
St. Stanislaus – Warszawa Music Festival (3649 E 65 I Rain Location: Church7pm

Tuesday, August 6th
Lonnie Burten Baseball Field (E 46 & Outhwaite Ave I Rain Location: Gymnasium6pm

Wednesday, August 7th
Kerruish Park (17000 Tarkington Ave I Rain Location: Harvard Community Services Center)12noon

Thursday, August 8th
Mercedes Cotner Park (W 95 & Maywood Ave I Rain Location: Denison Avenue UCC12noon

Thursday, August 8th
St. John’s Church (2600 Church Ave & W 26 I Rain Location: TBA) 7pm

Friday, August 9th
Denison Elementary School (3799 West 33 St & Denison I Rain Location: Gymnasium7pm

Saturday, August 10th
West Park- Fairview Family YMCA (15501 Lorain Rd I Rain Location: YMCA Gymnasium12pm

Saturday, August 10th
Cleveland Public Theatre (W 65th & Detroit Ave I Rain Location: CPT7pm

Sunday, August 11th
Fairview Park in Ohio City (W 38 & Franklin Blvd I Rain Location: Westside UCC4pm

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

Made possible through the generous support of: Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Shubert Foundation, Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation, Charter One Foundation, The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation, The Cyrus Eaton Foundation, Deaconess Community Foundation, Dominion Foundation, The Eaton Charitable Fund, The Howley Family Foundation, KeyBank, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, David & Inez Myers Foundation, The Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation, PNC Foundation and the 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; Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland; Broadway Public Art; Burten, Bell, Carr Development Inc.; City of Cleveland Department of Community Development; Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority; Cudell Improvement Inc.; Denison Avenue UCC; Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization; Harvard Community Services Center; Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center; Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation; Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation; Ohio City Inc.; Old Brooklyn Development Corporation; Omni Media; Partnership for a Safer Cleveland; Peacemakers Alliance – Westside Guardian Angels; Pilgrim UCC; Slavic Village Development; St. Luke’s, Stockyard; Clark-Fulton & Brooklyn Centre Community Development; Tremont West Development Corporation; West Side UCC; WIRE-Net.