Reverie Oracle

Conceived & Directed by Raymond Bobgan.

September 22, 2023 - September 23, 2023

7:00pm - 10:00pm, Fri/Sat, Gordon Square Theatre.

No tickets required for this FREE experience! (Donation suggested)

This is a longform performance art exhibition that is an improvisation of song, movement and poetry.  Patrons may walk through the “gallery” for a few minutes or stop longer to watch the oracle unfold. World Premiere.

Patrons may come and go as they please from 7pm to 10pm. There will be free snacks and beverages served during the exhibit.

“Dreams reveal so much about who we are. Reverie Oracle is a collective dream of performers, who are engaged in a rigorous game where imaginary landscapes are embodied, poetry is given voice, and songs are shared.“

Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan 


*Actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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

Ensemble Members:

Hosea Billingsley, Katie Boissoneault, Jordan Ficyk, Kynnedy, Brooke Lynlee, Colleen McCaughey, Martinique Mims, Zyrece Montgomery, Nnamdi Okpala, Kat Shy, Kalindi Stockton, Alija Toles, Anastasía Urozhaeva, Eric Wloszek.

The Creative Production Team Includes:

Producer: Raymond Bobgan
Line Producer: Anastasía Urozhaeva
Technical Director: Joshua Smith
Stage Manager: Angela Warholic
Lighting Designer: Benjamin Gantose

Remarkable Rating:


Raymond Bobgan creates new performances that are bold, multilayered, and highly physical through an ever-evolving ensemble process. Raymond’s work has been seen in Romania, Brazil, Denmark, Serbia, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and has been featured in American Theatre magazine, Canadian Theatre ReviewTheatre Journal, and in Lisa Wolford’s book Grotowski’s Objective Drama Research. Raymond has created many works for CPT including Dream Rust Workshop (a hypothesis project) for CPT and Kennedy Center’s Arts Across AmericaFrankenstein’s Wake with Holly Holsinger; Feefer Rising with Faye Hargate; Rusted Heart BroadcastInsomnia: The Waking of Herselves with Holly Holsinger and Chris Seibert; and Blue Sky Transmission: A Tibetan Book of the Dead, co-produced by CPT and La MaMa ETC (Off-Broadway).

Raymond initiated the formation of Teatro Público de Cleveland, CPT’s resident Latinx/a/o theatre company, Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi مسرح كليفلاند العربي, a group dedicated to creating and performing theatre from Arabic-speaking communities, and Station Hope, a community arts festival exploring contemporary issues of social justice. Raymond founded the Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP), a job-training theatre program for teens, and co-created the Y-Haven Theatre Project with James Levin, which engages formerly homeless men in writing and performing theatre.

Raymond’s research and creation group, Cleveland CORE Ensemble, created multiple Zoom shows, live movies, and hybrid performances during COVID-19 as part of the Hypothesis Exploration Project. They are currently working on a live performance art piece, Candlelight Hypothesis, which will premiere in April of 2022.

Raymond was the first recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize in the discipline of Theatre. He is a two-time winner of the Creative Workforce Fellowship and a recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Fellowship. He is an alumnus of the Theatre Communications Group (TCG)’s Early Career Development Program for Directors, and of the National Theatre Artist Residency Program (Pew Charitable Trust and TCG). Raymond also received the Cisgender Ally Award at Cleveland’s Transgender Day of Remembrance and Equality Ohio’s Ally Award. In 2018, he was honored with the Cleveland Foundation’s Homer C. Wadsworth Award and in 2017, his administrative leadership was recognized with The Governor’s Award for the Arts in Ohio. In 2020 he was awarded the Father Frascati Neighborhood Champion Award.

Raymond was the President of the Board of Directors for the National New Play Network from 2018-2020 and he currently serves on the boards of Theatre Communications Group, Gordon Square Arts District Cleveland Improvement Corporation (Chair), and North American Cultural Laboratory. Raymond also serves on the Racial Equity Advisory Committee for United Way of Greater Cleveland and on the Community Advisory Board of Ideastream.

This is Raymond Bobgan’s 17th season in the leadership position at Cleveland Public Theatre.