Y-Haven Theatre Project: In Our Wake

Created & Performed by the participants of Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA.

January 26, 2023 - January 29, 2023

7:00pm, Thurs/Fri and 2:00pm (Sun). Gordon Square Theatre.


The one-weekend-only production at CPT and a special benefit performance in support of Y-Haven on Saturday, January 28. See details below.

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Amari is trying―trying to show up when she says she will, trying to finish what she starts, trying to do the right thing, for once. On the day of her mother’s wake, she goes on a journey to sort out her life. Along the path, she discovers that change and growth create a ripple effect she couldn’t have imagined. What does it mean to repair damage done long ago? What wreckage do we leave behind in the wake of our actions? Is it ever too late to say what needs to be said? Created in collaboration with the YMCA’s Y-Haven community, In Our Wake explores the process of seeking to make amends and finding hope in new beginnings.

Featuring: Shaun Drake, Greg Emory-White, Ronald Favors, Karen Gay, Jaser Hasan, Adam Hughes, Abraham Jeffries, Douglas Johnson, Kathleen Kingsbury, Telisha Laster, Melissa Miller, Samantha Nelson, Willie Smiley, Asia Worley


Content Warning: This production contains some strong language, and talk about substance use, and grief.

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

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Producer - Raymond Bobgan
Line Producer - Nicole Sumlin
Director - Melissa Crum
Co-Director - Obed Medina
Stage Managers - Mihalina Dziadyniak and James Kosmatka
Supporting Teaching Artists - Leonard Goff, Nicole Sumlin
Costume and Set Designer - Inda Blatch-Geib
Lighting Designer - Logan Chapman
Props Designer - Dred Geib
Set Construction - Val Kozlenko
Wardrobe Supervisor - Brielle McGowan


Thursday, January 26 at 7:00pm
Friday, January 27 at 7:00pm
Sunday, January 29 at 2:00pm
Cleveland Public Theatre’s Gordon Square Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102.


Saturday, January 28 at 6:30pm
Cleveland Public Theatre’s Gordon Square Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102

Tickets for this benefit performance are $100 and include an appetizer reception and performance. To purchase tickets for the benefit, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/steps-stages-play-tickets-503659036737.

To reach audiences who may not be able to attend the CPT show, we will be bringing a private tour of the production to the Juvenile Justice Center and Y-Haven in February.


Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, City of Cleveland, Cleveland Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga Community College, Char & Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, George Gund Foundation, KeyBank, Lakeside Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, National New Play Network, Nord Family Foundation, Ohio Arts Council, Deborah & Ron Ratner, Ridgecliff Foundation, Shubert Foundation, Kelvin & Eleanor Smith Foundation


   Ridgecliff Foundation