vicinity of Archwood-Denison
Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Cleveland Public Theatre in the Park
CPT's Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)
performs original work

The Young Blood Hungers

Based on the writings of Harlem Renaissance writer Marita Bonner, The Young Blood Hungers tells the story of a group of restless youth from a time not so long ago - their families, their dreams, their haunts and their heart-wrenching reality - woven together with bold action, cool rhythms and saucy a cappella music.

The Young Blood Hungers is the culmination of a five-week process of creation. Working in close collaboration with CPT Artist-Instructors, inner-city teenagers developed every element of the play. Using Bonner's writings as a starting point, Artist-Instructors and Education Director Chris Seibert guided these extraordinary young people on a journey of self-discovery and awareness through the dramatic arts. During the five weeks, students receive top-notch training in theatre arts and creative expression as well as valuable job training skills such as timeliness, commitment and teamwork.

The Young Blood Hungers opens on Thursday, August 3rd and runs through Sunday, August 13th, traveling to ten different parks across the city (schedule below). All performances are free and open to the public, with no advance reservations required.

The Young Blood Hungers will be performed at the following outdoor locations:

Thurs, August 3rd - Herman Park (W. 59th and Herman) 7:00pm

Fri, August 4th - Lake Pool Park (W 85th between Lake and Detroit) 7:00pm

Sat, August 5th - Lincoln Park (W. 14th and Starkweather) 7:00pm

Sun, August 6th - Grdina Park (E. 61st and Grdina, N of St. Clair) 7:00pm

Wed, August 9th - TBA TBA

Thurs, August 10th - Estabrook Recreation Center (4125 Fulton Rd) 7:00pm

Fri, August 11th - Mall B Downtown (Lakeside/Convention Center) 12:00pm

Fri, August 11th - Fairview Park (W. 38th and Franklin in Ohio City) 7:00pm

Sat, August 12th - Artha Woods Park (MLK and Woodstock Ave.) 7:00pm

Sun, August 13th - Rockefeller Park (Walk and Roll Festival on MLK) 2:00pm

Directed by: Chris Seibert
Acting Instructor: Renee Matthews-Jackson
Vocal/Music Coach: James Ronald Jones, II
Dance Instructor: Najaa Young
Assistant to the Director: Jessica Mitolo

Featuring: Joella Blount, Kowaisha Brent, Jazminn Bryant, Paul Carpenter, Jessica Colvin, Grace Czernaiwski, Lyrad Dickson, Kelli Fitzgerald, Cory Freeman, Benjamin Horton, Chamonique Jones, Timothy Sigler, Tyler Slaughter, Katherine Uitenham, Alex Vaughn, Joe Waldeck

With special thanks to Councilpersons Patricia J. Britt, Joe Cimperman, Brian Cummins, Sabra Pierce Scott, Robert J. White III and Matthew Zone.

Made possible with the generous support of: Billie Howland Steffee Fund, Charter One Foundation, City of Cleveland, Cleveland Women's City Club, Nathan L. and Regina Herman Charitable Fund, KeyBank, MBNA Foundation, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, Omni Media, The Cleveland Foundation, The George Gund Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council. Partner organizations: City of Cleveland's Employment Connection, Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation, Famicos Foundation, Brooklyn Brighton Development Corporation, ParkWorks, Partnership For A Safer Cleveland, Tremont West Development Corporation

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Added by timferris on August 8, 2006