Y-Haven Theatre Project: Outside the Mirror

Created & Performed by the men of Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA. Directed by Adam Seeholzer.

November 08, 2018 - November 11, 2018

7:30pm (Thu/Fri) and 3:00pm (Sun), Gordon Square Theatre.

45 min

Free, $5 suggested donation.

The Y-Haven Theatre Project is a 20-year partnership between Cleveland Public Theatre and Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA. Y-Haven is a transitional housing facility for formerly homeless men recovering from substance abuse and mental health challenges. Every year, CPT collaborates with the clients of Y-Haven to create an original theatre production, performed by the men and based on their life stories. The Y-Haven Theatre Project captures an authenticity and emotional power as the cast shares their true-to-life experiences often hidden from the world.

The one-weekend production at CPT will be followed by free performances in the community. See below for more information.

Saturday, November 10th is a special benefit performance in support of Y-Haven. Tickets are available for purchase, see below for details.

The Gordon Square Theatre is ADA compliant featuring a ramped entrance and an all gender, wheelchair accessible restroom.

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Adam Seeholzer - Director
Leonard Goff - Assistant Director
Inda Blatch-Geib - Scenic, Costume, & Prop Designer
Dred Geib - Assistant Costume Designer
Chialla Geib-Fenske - Wardrobe
Val Kozlenko - Set Builder
Benjamin Gantose - Lighting Designer
Michael Bair - Stage Manager


Created by the artists of Y-Haven

Michael Bair, James Billings, Rick Bontempo, Dan Bromeier, Shawn Crenshaw, Kenderick Daniels, John Gilliam, Mike Hojnowski, Bruce Jackson, Victor Johnson, Daryl Shepherd, and Norbert Ziebold.

Outside the Mirror was developed under the guidance of CPT Education Manager Adam Seeholzer and CPT Teaching Artist/Assistant Director Leonard Goff, with set, props, and costumes designed by Inda Blatch-Geib.


A mysterious salesman disrupts the lives of two men, a small business owner and his right hand man, with an opportunity to glimpse their future. Outside the Mirror questions our ability to see the consequences of our choices and whether our future is decided by actions of today or set by fate.

A consistent audience favorite, the CPT/Y-Haven Theatre Project offers candid insight into important issues of our society and gives real hope for growth and change. Audiences are deeply moved by the poignant stories presented in this powerful collaboration.

CPT Artists:

Directed by CPT Education Manager Adam Seeholzer and assistant director, CPT Teaching Artist Leonard Goff, with set, props, and costumes designed by Inda Blatch-Geib.



Thursday, November 8 at 7:30pm
Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm
Sunday, November 11 at 3:00pm

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Gordon Square Theatre is located at 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102.
Suggested donation of $5 accepted to help support the project


Saturday, November 10 at 6:30pm
Cleveland Public Theatre’s Gordon Square Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102

Tickets for this benefit performance are $50 and include an appetizer reception and performance. To purchase tickets for the benefit, call YMCA’s central office 216.781.1337 or visit http://www.yhaven.org and pay through PayPal.


Wednesday, November 14 at 2pm
Lakeland Community College
Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center
7700 Clocktower Dr., Kirtland, OH 44094
Free, donations accepted

Thursday, November 15 at 5pm
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority
Lakeview Terrace Community Center
1290 W. 25th St., Cleveland, OH 44113
Free, donations accepted 

Sunday, November 18 at 2pm
Lakewood Congregational Church
1375 W. Clifton Blvd., Lakewood, OH 44107
Free, donations accepted


Ohio Arts Council; Puffin Foundation West, Ltd.; and Ridgecliff Foundation.


The City of Cleveland, The Cleveland Foundation, The George W. Codrington Charitable Foundation, Community Shares, Consolidated Solutions, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The Char & Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, Joan Yellen Horvitz, Jakprints, KeyBank, Medical Mutual, The David and Inez Myers Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National New Play Network, The Nord Family Foundation, Deborah and Ron Ratner, The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.

Cleveland Public Theatre gratefully acknowledges the citizens of Cuyahoga County for their support through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.