STEP ’14 – Free theatre in city parks Celebrating 20 years!

Created and performed by the 2014 STEP Ensemble

July 31, 2014 - August 10, 2014

Times and Locations vary, see below.,

60 min


Cleveland Public Theatre's celebrated Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) is Cleveland's longest-running arts and job training program for teens. STEP returns to Cleveland City Parks this summer, celebrating its twentieth year with an original new play, "Now the City Dreams".

Photo: Steve Wagner

Now the City Dreams, is an unapologetic re-imagining of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Watch as the path of crazed lovers, beguiling spirits, and hilarious play-makers collide one magical summer night in the city! A family-friendly journey of yearnings, dreams and musings about that impossible, indescribable, inescapable human experience called L-O-V-E, Now the City Dreams is a feast of percussion, song, dance, and modern poetry. Come celebrate the power and creativity of Cleveland’s youth when this joyful production dreams its way into a park near you! Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy free theatre in the park!


Thursday, July 31st
Herman Park (W 58 & Herman Ave I Rain Location:CPT7pm

Friday, August 1st
Lincoln Park (W 14 & Starkweather Ave I Rain Location: Pilgrim Church7pm

Saturday, August 2nd
Photo: Steve WagnerTony Brush Park in Little Italy (Mayfield & Random Rd I Rain Location: Alta House6pm

Monday, August 4th
St. Stanislaus – Warszawa Music Festival (3649 E 65 I Rain Location: Church7pm

Tuesday, August 5th
West Park- Fairview Family YMCA (15501 Lorain Rd I Rain Location: YMCA Gymnasium12noon

Wednesday, August 6th
Harvard Community Services Center (18240 Harvard Ave East I Rain Location: Community Room1pm

Thursday, August 7th
Thomas Jefferson International Academy (3145 W 46th St I Rain Location: Gymnasium6:30pm

Friday, August 8th
Denison Elementary School (3799 West 33 St & Denison I Rain Location: Gymnasium7pm

Photo: Steve WagnerSaturday, August 9th
Lonnie Burten Baseball Field (E 46 & Outhwaite Ave I Rain Location: Gymnasium12noon

Saturday, August 9th
St. John’s Church (2600 Church Ave & W 26 I Rain Location: Church7pm

Sunday, August 10th
Fairview Park in Ohio City (W 38 & Franklin Blvd I Rain Location: Westside UCC4pm

Director Chris Seibert
Assistant Director Adam Seeholzer
Singing Instructor Molly Andrews-Hinders
Percussion Instructor Vince Cleveland
Dance Instructor London Fulton
Assistant Instructors Brandon McSwain, Sarah Moore and Jeremy Lewis
Intern Kalim Hill
Photo: Steve WagnerJunior Instructor Liz Gonzalez
Tech Team Leader Val Kozlenko
Set Designer Ian Petroni
Costume Designer Inda Blatch-Geib

Performance Ensemble: Kaundima Ashley, Traevion Bryant, T’Andre Buchanan, Omar Calloway, Johnae Chapman, E’Lyric Christopher, Durrell Conner, Shajuana Gaston, Shondale Gordon, Malik Jones, Quiandra McClairn, Tatiana Meadows, Howard Monroe, Nico Montanez, De’Varian Norris, Mariangelys Rivera, Caresse Savage, Dezhanay Simmons, Tommy Smith Jr., Willie Stewart, Tavion Tate, Aaliyah Wallace, Maxwell White

Tech Team: Curtis Barron, Ja’Sai Crawford, Cayla DeStefano, Gabriel Dooley, Isaiah Linder, Jonah Marcial, Johnathan Smith, Daechelle Strange, Tiler Williams, Talbert Williams

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, Matt Zone, and Jay Westbrook (retired)

Photo: Steve WagnerMade possible through the generous support of: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, The Shubert Foundation, The Cyrus Eaton Foundation, The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation, The Howley Family Foundation, KeyBank, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, David & Inez Myers Foundation, PNC Foundation, The Thomas H. White Foundation

Thank you to our Partner Organizations: LAND studio and Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Photo: Steve WagnerSpecial thanks to these Community Partners: 
Alta House; Art House; Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland; Broadway Public Art; Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc.; City of Cleveland Department of Community Development; Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Cleveland Public Library; Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority; Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization; Harvard Community Services Center; Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center; Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation; LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland; Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation; Near West Family Network; Ohio City Inc.; Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation;Omni Media; Partnership for a Safer Cleveland; Peacemakers Alliance – Westside Photo: Steve WagnerGuardian Angels; Pilgrim UCC; Slavic Village Development; Stockyard, Clark-Fulton & Brooklyn Centre Community Development; Tremont West Development Corporation; West Park Fairview Family YMCA; Westside UCC; WIRE-Net