Week #5: to be healthy

April 18, 2019 - April 20, 2019

7:00pm, Thu/Fri/Sat, James Levin Theatre.,

95 min with an intermission

Test Flight is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production. Test Flight provides both local and national artists with the keys to the theatre and the opportunity to co-produce original works-in-progress. The series encourages risk-taking and an entrepreneurial spirit towards creating new work while offering artists a structured support system. New Play Development.

The James Levin Theatre is fully ADA compliant featuring a patron elevator and an all gender, wheelchair accessible restroom.

Standard Price (Thursday): $10
Standard Price (Friday, Saturday): $15


to be healthy

Written & Directed by Jaclyn Renee Vogel
Created in collaboration with the performance ensemble

Motherhood. PTSD. Relapse. Knowing something is wrong and no one believes you. Distrust. Bills you can’t pay. Loneliness. Resilience. Hope. A group of women find themselves intertwined as they face their own personal struggles within the American healthcare system.

Performance ensemble: Courtney Nicole Auman, Dominique Coppella, Meiver De la Cruz, Khadiyah DeSilva, Molly McFadden
Artwork by: Jaclyn Renee Vogel

Jaclyn Vogel is a writer, costumer, director, arts administrator, and theatre creator. Since moving to Cleveland in 2014 from Indianapolis, Cleveland Public Theatre has been her creative home away from home.  She began developing to be healthy in 2016 as part of the first Entry Point (A New Play Development Festival) after she went through her own tough times in the hospital. As a theatre creator, Jaclyn’s pieces exploring topics ranging from gun violence, self-love after abuse, and healthcare have been performed at Pandemonium, Ohio City Street Festival, Station Hope, and Entry Point. She was a Joan Yellen Horvitz Assistant Director Fellow in CPT’s 2014/2015 Season, and her assistant directing credits include: Fire on the Water (Part Four of the Elements Cycle) and Lines in the Dust. She is also CPT’s Director of Patron Services.


The goal of Test Flight is to support new work and local/national artists.

CPT provides:
– The James Levin Theatre
– Basic production staff, stage management, box office support
– Marketing and advertising support

The artists provide the rest!

The writers, directors, actors, and designers selected for Test Flight dedicate themselves to creating new and original work, or stretching their artistic powers by working in new disciplines.


Thank you to our supporters

                                                The Nord Family Foundation