Station Hope 2023
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Station Hope 2023
Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to announce CPT’s tenth 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 2023 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.
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.
Cleveland Public Theatre’s Station Hope 2023 is presented in partnership with The Episcopal Diocese of Ohio, Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack, with over 50 participating arts groups and 200 individual artists from the Northeast Ohio region.