Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)

December 18, 2020 - December 19, 2020

December 18 | 7:00pm (ET)
December 19 | 4:00pm (ET)

60 min
The virtual “house” will be limited to 100 “seats”

Tickets: FREE

Cleveland Public Theatre’s celebrated Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) is Cleveland’s longest-running arts and job training program for teens. This winter, the 2020 STEP ensemble, led by India Nicole Burton, will present a virtual performance followed by a short post-show conversation.

This program contains adult language.

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 December 18 will close at 5:00pm (ET). Online sales for December 19 will close at 2:00pm (ET).

About the Performance

Women in Finding: W.T.A. ( Who They Are)

Written by: STEP Ensemble | Directed by: India Nicole Burton | Cast: Ali Alia, Samone Cummings, Ste-vee Lang, Azizah Muhammad, Kaylee Yaw

Coming of age in present day America as a young woman of color can be challenging and sometimes hopeless. The 5 young women who are the focal point of this devised piece present 5 different stories with 5 different arcs to interrogate themselves and find meaning in the worlds into which they were born. In order to achieve their objective, they must become detectives, investigators, and venture on a relentless journey of self-healing and exploration. They are a part of a unique squad called: Generation Z.

Producer Raymond Bobgan
Director & Program Manager India Nicole Burton
Assistant Director Jaytionna Wells
Interns Michael Akintoye, Cait Butler, Laila Tyler
Dance Advisor Jessica Lauren Spurlock
Sound Editor Andrea Nemeth
Special Thanks to Guest Artists Molly Andrews-Hinders, Mariah Burks, Cindy Chang, Lexy Lattimore

Very special thanks to Councilpersons: Kevin Bishop, Anthony Brancatelli, Phyllis Cleveland, Kevin Conwell, Blaine Griffin, Kerry McCormack, Jasmin Santana, Matt Zone

Made possible through the generous support of: Cleveland City Council and the Mayor’s Office of Prevention, Intervention, and Opportunity for Youth and Young Adults; Cleveland Foundation; Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; George W. Codrington Foundation; Cuyahoga Arts & Culture; Dollar Bank Foundation; First Federal Lakewood; Char & Chuck Fowler Family Foundation; George Gund Foundation; Martha Holden Jennings Foundation; David & Inez Myers Foundation; Ohio Arts Council; PNC Bank; Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation; Third Federal Savings & Loan

STEP is generously Funded by