Savory Taṇhā (sixteen short plays performed by a rotating ensemble)

A Zoom Premiere
Written by David Hansen
Directed by Caitlin Lewins
Performed by David Hansen, Anne McEvoy, Zyrece Montgomery, Zach Palumbo, Brian Pedaci, & Hillary Wheelock

February 17, 2021 - March 06, 2021

February 17, 6:00pm (ET): Aloft
February 18, 7:00pm (ET): Aground
February 19, 7:00pm (ET): Aflame
February 20, 8:00pm (ET): Afloat
February 21, 6:00pm (ET): Aloft
February 28, 6:00pm (ET): Aground
March 4, 7:00pm (ET): Aflame
March 6, 8:00pm (ET): Afloat

60 min
The virtual “house” will be limited to 50 “seats”

Tickets: $1
Suggested Donation: $1 to $99

Savory Taṇhā (sixteen short plays performed by a rotating ensemble) is a virtual memory play of longing and loss, happiness and hopefulness, and navigating the pathways of human desire. An ensemble of five performers will play different roles from the same text each evening.

You must use Zoom to see this work. You will receive an email 1-2 hours before showtime with the meeting login information. Have questions? Email

Please Note: Online sales for each performance will close 2 hours before each performance.

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Raymond Bobgan - Producer
Beth Wood - Line Producer
Amanda Lin Boyd - Stage Manager
Molly Andrews-Hinders - Composer & Pianist
Emma Wolpert - Visual Artist

About David Hansen

David Hansen has participated in Cleveland’s theatre renaissance as founder and artistic director of Guerrilla Theater Company and Dobama’s Night Kitchen, and an actor and director at Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater, Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama Theatre, Beck Center for the Arts, and Karamu House. His produced plays include Sherlock Holmes Meets the Bully of Baker StreetThe Way I Danced With You, and Rosalynde & The Falcon. Published works include Red Onion/White GarlicDouble Heart (The Courtship of Beatrice and Benedick), and adaptations of Agatha Christie’s The Mysterious Affair at Styles and The Secret Adversary. Solo performances include And Then You Die (How I Ran a Marathon in 26.2 Years) and his award-winning work on stillbirth, I Hate This (a play without the baby). David is Education Outreach Associate for Great Lakes Theater and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. He lives in Cleveland Heights.

About Caitlin Lewins

Caitlin Lewins, Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) Director of Audience Engagement & Media Relations, is a director, writer, composer, performer, and designer/crafter. Caitlin was named a 2019 Finalist for the National Directors Fellowship and a 2019 Finalist for The MITTEN Lab. Most recently, Caitlin was Assistant Director of Clue at Cleveland Play House (directed by Casey Hushion), and performed as The Ghost of Christmas Past in The Loush Sisters Love Dick’ns: …Oops! They Did it Again. Caitlin was awarded a 2016/2017 Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellowship which culminated in Everything is Okay (and other helpful lies), a dark musical comedy co-created with Melissa Crum which received readings inside the 2019 New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and a full production at CPT. Caitlin joined the CPT staff in 2013 as Story Connector, became New Play Associate in 2014, and transitioned into her current role in 2017. Caitlin completed the 2013/2014 Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellowship which culminated in the production Left in Ink which she conceived, directed, and co-created. Previously at CPT, Caitlin co-directed and music directed 44 Plays For 44 Presidents and created and performed The Cleveland Line Dance as a part of Light the Lights, Ol’ Moses CLE!. Caitlin line produced the inaugural Entry Point (A New Play Development Festival), four Road to Hope events, Exact Change and The Santaland Diaries at Playhouse Square, and the Nord Family Foundation Playwright Reading Series, directed Canon Fodder – a Nord Fellowship Reading, music directed Frankenstein’s Wake, and assistant directed/contributed to The Loush Sisters Love Dick’ns. Caitlin co-created and directed Edison and Ford which appeared in Air Waves and completed her third year in the Directing/Theatre Creation class. In the 2012/2013 season, Caitlin was Assistant Director/Stage Manager to Raymond Bobgan for Rusted Heart Broadcast and made her writing/directing debut at CPT with The Environmented in Earth Plays. Caitlin is a graduate of Baldwin Wallace University, where she studied Theatre, Philosophy, and Music.