Station Hope 2022

A Celebration of Hope. A Dialogue for Change.

May 28, 2022

7:00pm-10:00pm, St. John's Episcopal Church in Ohio City & the surrounding neighborhood - 2600 Church Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.

FREE AND OPEN TO ALL

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Station Hope is a jubilant community event celebrating Cleveland’s social justice heritage and exploring contemporary struggles for freedom and equity. Engage with over 200 artists and 50+ community and professional arts & culture organizations from across Northeast Ohio as they envision, interrogate, and seek out hope on the grounds of Cleveland's first authenticated Underground Railroad site, St. John's Episcopal Church. Audiences explore the historic properties while viewing works of theatre, music, storytelling, and dance inspired by the most important issues of our time. Station Hope is free, family-friendly, and open to all.

Due to the historic construction of the building, some interior spaces may not be accessible to people with limited mobility.


THE COMPLETE LINEUP OF STATION HOPE 2021 ARTISTS

(LIST SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

Abrepaso Flamenco | Yvetta/ AdeOlomo | African American Quilt and Doll Guild| Andrew Aaron Valdez | Anuvybe | Arleigh Savage| Art by Charde | Bill Wade |Born to Dance330 TK | Bridget Martinez| Christian Mintah | Cleveland Classical Guitar Society |  Creative Concepts in Music | Dayshawnda Ash | DiJon Michelle Kirkland | Djapo Cultural Arts Institutes | DMK Dance project + Caribe Conexion | Elegie |Westside Sisterhood Community House | Erik Mann |Fostering Hope Youth | Inda Blatch-Geib | Inali Pichardo | Inlet Dance Theatre | *Jeanne Maddison| Khaki Hermann | Kierra McDade |Kofi Boakye | Kulture Kids | Lake Terrace CMHA C.A.N | Lisa Kollins & The Superhero Project | Maya Nicholson | Melissa FowlerMolly Cornwell | Molly McFadden |Mojuba Dance Collective|Dr. Munira Bominah | Nehemiah Spencer | Nicholas Lane| Nikki Charise |Ohio City Theatre Project |Restore Cleveland Hope, Inc.| Robin Van Lear | Robin Pease |Shannon Sharkey |Sheela Das | *Siaara Freeman | Sororii | Syrmylin Cartwright | Temple of Passions |Young Thomas 

*Indicates a 2021/2022 Nord Family Foundation Playwright’s Fellow.


STATION HOPE PARKING

General Parking                                                        Accessibility Parking

                                                                                                                             


Action is Hope: A Virtual Panel Discussion

MAY 27, 2022 | 7:00PM-8:30PM (ET)

FREE & OPEN TO ALL

Pictured (from left): Jaiie Dayo-Aliya; Michael Oatman; Marya Hornbacher; Dianne McIntyre.

Local leaders who have changed their community through activism in different ways speak about their process and what called them to activism. Action is Hope: a virtual panel discussion is a call to action and a sharing of ideas to move us all toward action within our communities.

Jaiie Dayo-Aliya
Playwright, Actor, Director, Poet, Singer, Songwriter

Michael Oatman
Playwright, Mentor, & Playwright/Script Analysis Instructor

Marya Hornbacher
Journalist, Essayist, Novelist, Poet & New York Times bestselling Author

Dianne McIntyre
Choreographer, Dancer, Director, and Dramatist

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PANELISTS & Moderator.



SEE THE PHOTO GALLERY FROM STATION HOPE 2021


Watch the 2017 Station Hope Video


Station Hope 2022

Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to announce CPT’s ninth annual Station Hope event! Each year, over 2,000 people attend the annual Station Hope event, which features art and performance staged in and around one of the most historically significant sites in Greater Cleveland, St. John’s Episcopal Church. Audiences tour St. John’s sanctuary, parish hall, and basement to view an array of short performances of dance, theatre, spoken word, storytelling, and music. Visual art displays and interactive art activities permeate the event while choral performances set the atmosphere of the outdoor spaces in and around the historic church.

Station Hope 2022 will feature both new and returning artists, celebrating hope and tackling such contemporary topics as immigration, education, police brutality, human trafficking, gun violence, income inequality, racism, and gender discrimination—alongside historically based original works that celebrate the people and stories comprising Northeast Ohio’s Underground Railroad history. Station Hope is diverse in types of performances, but also in the different groups from our community gathering together—residents of the nearby public housing estate at Lakeview Terrace join long-time and new residents of the Ohio City neighborhood, along with real estate developers, arts lovers, business owners, and politicians, to make up a highly economically diverse crowd.



VOLUNTEER AT STATION HOPE!

CPT needs your support as we create this powerful and unique event for the ninth year.

Click here for more information
Interested? Please email volunteer@cptonline.org, or call 216-631-2727 ext. 201.


ARTS & COMMUNITY

Residents of the nearby public housing estate at Lakeview Terrace join long-time and new residents of the Ohio City neighborhood, along with real-estate developers, arts lovers, business owners, and politicians, to make up a highly economically diverse crowd.

ABOUT ST. JOHN’S

St. John’s Episcopal Church is located at 2600 Church Avenue in the Ohio City neighborhood of Cleveland—known as “Station Hope” on the Underground Railroad. The oldest consecrated building in Cuyahoga County, St. John’s was the last stop for freedom seekers before crossing the waters of Lake Erie, and its steeple acted as a beacon of freedom.

Partners

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Station Hope 2022 is presented in partnership with The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio & The Institute at St. John’s, Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack, The Quarter, and Graham Veysey & Marika Shiori-Clark, with over 50 participating arts groups and 200 individual artists from the Northeast Ohio region.


STATION HOPE 2022 IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF OUR SPONSORS