Station Hope 2022
THE COMPLETE LINEUP OF STATION HOPE 2021 ARTISTS
(LIST SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
Abrepaso Flamenco | Yvetta | African American Quilt and Doll Guild | Alice Blumenfeld | Andrew Aaron Valdez | Anuvybe | Arleigh Savage| Art by Charde | Bill Wade |Born to Dance330 TK | Bridget Martinez| Caleb Wright |Carolina Borja | Christian Mintah | Cleveland Classical Guitar Society | Creative Concepts in Music | Dayshawnda Ash | DiJon Michelle Kirkland | Djapo | DMK Dance project + Caribe Conexion | Elaine Hullihen | Elegie | Erinn Weaver |Westside Sisterhood Community House | Erik Mann | 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 Fowler | Molly Cornwell | Molly McFadden|Dr. Munira Bominah | Nehemiah Spencer | Nicholas Lane| Nikki Charise |Ohio City Theatre Project |Restore Cleveland Hope, Inc. | Richard Asbury | 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.
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.
Playwright, Actor, Director, Poet, Singer, Songwriter
Playwright, Mentor, & Playwright/Script Analysis Instructor
Journalist, Essayist, Novelist, Poet & New York Times bestselling Author
Choreographer, Dancer, Director, and Dramatist
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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.
CPT needs your support as we create this powerful and unique event for the ninth year.
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 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.