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October 2018


Danny Lyon: The Destruction of Lower Manhattan

The Cleveland Museum of Art
May 19, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun; 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Wed, Fri | The Cleveland Museum of Art | Community
Already a respected photographer at age 25, Danny Lyon returned to his hometown of New York in 1966 and settled in Lower Manhattan. After observing that half the buildings on his street were boarded up, he learned that a 60-acre area was slated for urban renewal—a wholesale leveling of several neighborhoods, including one of the city’s oldest. He realized that his next project must be this momentous transition and envisioned images that would be both document and eulogy. “I came to see the buildings as fossils of a time past,” wrote Lyon. “For a hundred years they have stood in the darkness and the day. . . . Now, in the end, they are visited by demolition men . . . pulling apart brick by brick and beam by beam the work of other American workers who once stood on the same walls and held the same bricks, then new, so long ago.”

This exhibition of 52 photographs from the museum’s collection, all recent gifts from George Stephanopoulos, coincides with FRONT, a regional contemporary triennial exhibition with the inaugural theme “An American City: Eleven Cultural Exercises.” Lyon’s documentary series became the model for visual work addressing the aging infrastructure of American cities, now sometimes called ruin porn, and the perils of the 1960s policy of urban renewal through demolition.

The Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute - Akron

Summit Artspace
Jun 28, 2018 - Oct 11, 2018 Weekly on Thursdays beginning June 28th from 6:30-9:30pm | Summit Artspace | Build Your Business
Ready to focus on success for your creative business as an artist? Are you searching for advice from experts who have faced similar challenges and who can answer your questions? Summit Artspace, with its mission to support artists, is once again bringing together local business people and artists for the popular Artist as Entrepreneur Institute (AEI). The program starts June 28 and runs through Oct. 11. AEI is open to individuals who are interested in or are already becoming entrepreneurs in the creative arts, including but not limited to visual art, music, theater, dance and writing. Summit Artspace is partnering with the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture to sponsor AEI.

The Woman in Black

Cleveland Play House
Sep 15, 2018 - Oct 07, 2018 2:30, 6:30, 7:00 & 7:30 PM | 1407 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
Halloween comes early this year with a bone-chilling ghost story that will shake you to your core. Arthur Kipps never believed in the supernatural until he came face to face with evil. Tonight—desperate to exorcise his demons—he will tell his haunting tale…no matter the consequences. For over 28 years, The Woman in Black has thrilled audiences on London’s West End. Now, CPH launches the North American tour of this spine-tingling production.


Karamu House
Sep 27, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018 Thursday - Saturday 7:30 pm- 9:30 pm; Sunday 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Karamu House - 2355 East 89th Street Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
August Wilson’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning masterpiece opens the 2018-2019 season! A gripping family drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. As a black man excluded from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s inner conflicts take their toll on his relationships with his wife and his children as they look for their own chances to fulfill their dreams.

Developing a Writing Habit

Literary Cleveland
Oct 02, 2018 - Oct 23, 2018 10 a.m. - noon | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Showing up to write isn’t half the battle – it is the battle. This class will help you develop writing habits that will boost your confidence, help you find your "voice," and keep your writing process in motion. We’ll investigate ways to playfully expand the imagination and increase creative output as well as work with prompts that will help inspire specific writing projects, and most importantly generate new work. Participants will leave with a tool kit to keep the writing flowing. Limited to 10 participants.

Fiction Workshop: Writing Outside the Box

Literary Cleveland
Oct 02, 2018 - Oct 30, 2018 7-9 p.m. | Lit Cleveland, 7405 Detroit Ave, Cleveland OH 44102 | Hone Your Craft
Are you writing fiction that is a little bit different? Maybe your work doesn’t fit neatly into any genre or category. Maybe it doesn’t conform to what you’re been told good writing should be. All is welcome and encouraged in this five-week workshop designed to help strengthen, deepen, and enrich your fiction, no matter the form. Writers should be prepared to submit one piece of fiction in advance of the first workshop. (Workshop submissions are limited to 25 double-spaced pages—one story, a novel excerpt, or up to three pieces of flash. Ideally, novel excerpts should consist of first 25 pages rather than a chapter from the middle of the manuscript.) During close readings of these submissions, we’ll discuss breaking the rules of plot, character development, structure, style, tension, pacing, and more, while additional assignments will help generate strange new material.

Watch It Wednesdays

78th Street Studios
Oct 03, 2018 5 - 8 p.m. | 78th Street Studios, 1305 W. 80th Street Cleveland, Ohio | Community, Hone Your Craft
Watch it Wednesdays is an opportunity to observe your fellow artists’ processes. On the first Wednesday of every month from 5 – 8 pm, immerse yourself in the experimental and innovative world of the artists in 78th Street Studios. During each WATCH IT WEDNESDAY, approximately fifteen professional creators from the Cleveland area are set up throughout the first floor of 78th Street Studios and simultaneously work on their latest visual art pieces.

Mass Hysteria: Improv Comedy Fest

Mass Hysteria Comedy Fest
Oct 04, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018 | Various Locations | Community, Hone Your Craft
Mass Hysteria Comedy Fest from October 4th-6th will showcase Cleveland’s improv, storytelling, workshops & local shows you love! See creators from your backyard make some fun. Created by women, for everyone! Festival passes are just $50. Tickets for individual shows and workshops are available online or at the door.

¡OBRAS EN EVOLUCIÓN 2018! A Festival of New Play Readings

Cleveland Public Theatre
Oct 04, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
A BILINGUAL EVENING WITH PLAYS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH. / UNA NOCHE BILINGÜE CON OBRAS EN INGLÉS Y EN ESPAÑOL. Be a part of future Teatro Público de Cleveland work! Teatro Público de Cleveland presents a workshop series of new scripts and scenes written by local Latino artists. Join in for live music before every show and delicious Latin food provided by local eateries. Fridays and Saturdays will feature a DJ and dance party. / ¡Sé parte del futuro trabajo de Teatro Público de Cleveland! Teatro Público de Cleveland presenta una serie de talleres de nuevos libretos y escenas escritas por artistas latinos locales. Comparta con nosotros música en vivo antes de cada presentación y disfrute de deliciosa comida latina preparada por restaurantes locales. El viernes y el sábado tendremos un DJ y baile. Tickets/Boletos $10-$15.

Creative Capital Award Info Session

Creative Capital
Oct 06, 2018 3-4:30 p.m. | SPACES Gallery, 2900 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 | Money
Learn how artists can apply for funding of up to $50,000 for innovative project ideas, plus receive career development and advisory services valued at an additional $45,000.

Creative Capital staff will present an overview of their program and answer questions about the application process, the type of work we support, and how to apply. The session is free and open to the public—artists in all disciplines are encouraged to attend.

The next application round opens in February 1, 2019.

Discover Cleveland's Glass Corridor

Oct 06, 2018 - Oct 06, 2018 11am-4pm | 3631 Perkins Avenue | Community
Tour begins at 3631 Perkins Ave. (between Chester and Payne) in MidTown Cleveland. Board the trolley or take the tour on your own.
Studio Visits:
- Benchmark Studios (Brent Kee Young, Mark Sudduth,Robert Coby, Scott Goss and Kyle Hawke))
- Petrovic/Russell-Pool Studio (Marc Petrovic, Kari Russell-Pool)
- Midtown Studio Glass (Michael Mikula, S. Jordan Fine)
- Superior Hot Glass (Sue Berry, Zak Gorell, Shayna Pentecost, Rolf Matzen, and Drew Cobb)
Reservations/information: or www.

Community Open House Celebration!

Near West Theatre
Oct 06, 2018 6-10 p.m. | Near West Theatre, 6702 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
This is a welcoming event, free and open to the public!
This night is equal parts CELEBRATION of Near West Theatre's incredible actors and volunteers, and a big WELCOME to newcomers from the Detroit Shoreway community! Help them kick off the beginning of their new season with a community extravaganza!
The celebration will include:
- Door prizes
- LIVE plaza performances & games
- Music & community Dance Party (DJ to be announced soon!!)
- Live piano accompaniment for musical theatre sing-alongs
- Selfie Station with accessories straight from the NWT costume and props closet
- Performances by NWT alums and community members
- Special NWT presentation (hint: they have MORE exciting news to share!!!)
- And additional surprises to come!
PLUS Detroit Shoreway favorite Rincon Criollo and neighborhood newcomer Ninja City will be selling food on the plaza!
Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for information about NWT programming and to tell NWT what programming YOU would like to see!
BRING YOUR FRIENDS and come find out what Near West Theatre is all about!!
This event is made possible by an exciting new partnership with the Bank of America.

Fall Roundtable Series

Playwrights Local
Oct 09, 2018 - Oct 18, 2018 | Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, 397 East 156th Street | Cleveland, OH 44110 | Community
Staged Readings of New Full-length Plays, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, 397 East 156th Street | Cleveland, OH 44110

Free | Recommended for Adults & Teens
Tickets or Reservations Not Required

The Seagull

Cleveland Play House
Oct 10, 2018 - Oct 20, 2018 | The Helen Theatre | Community
It’s The Seagull as you have never seen it before as Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece gets a fresh, contemporary take in this youthful and energetic production. Each on their own quest for artistic and romantic fulfillment, guests at a country estate find themselves entangled in romantic triangles, leading to resentment, jealousy, and misplaced affection along with love, music, and laughter through tears.

Arts Outside the School Day | What does it take?

Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium
Oct 11, 2018 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Mather Mansion, Cleveland State University 2605 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 | Build Your Business
Join CAEC's conversation about out-of-school time programs for kids and families. They’ll showcase programs in a variety of settings. Some feature the arts, some weave in the arts. They’ll look at year-round programs and special camps. They’ll break into small groups to probe what makes an after-school program successful. Add your own after-school experiences to the mix.

With Tim Katz, Executive Director, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Jackie Calderone, Director, Transit Arts, Zulayka Ruiz, Program Director, Esperanza, Inc., Giulian Favrin, Associate Director, Oberlin Center for the Arts, and Lee Lazar, Executive Director, Rainey Institute.

Writing Out Loud w/ Dana Norris

Literary Cleveland
Oct 11, 2018 - Nov 15, 2018 7-9 p.m. | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
Ever seen someone on stage, captivating the crowd, and thought “I want to do that”? This class will show you how to create, edit, and perform your own stories. We’ll show you how to turn off your inner critic and turn up your creative juices.

Each student will move a personal story from the draft stage to a performance-ready piece of electrifying theater. In class we’ll create stories, discuss the fundamentals of live storytelling, and provide feedback on each others’ work. Outside of class you’ll be encouraged to attend storytelling shows and discover techniques you can use to enhance your own writing and performances. The class will conclude with a public show (date TBD) where students will join the storytelling community in full.

CPCP Learning Lab Informational Session (Supported by CAC)

The Center for Performance and Civic Practice
Oct 11, 2018 9-11 a.m. | Trinity Commons, 2333 Prospect Avenue East Cleveland, OH 44115 | Hone Your Craft
With support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, The Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP) is offering Learning Lab, a professional development program designed to train artists in civic, social, public and placemaking practices. The program also connects artists to local nonprofit partners and provides funding to explore and implement collaborative, project-based work. Learn more about civic practice at

Ya Mama!

Cleveland Public Theatre
Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 7:30 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Written and performed by Nina Domingue, YA MAMA! is the autobiographical story of a young Afro-Creole girl losing a mother, gaining a stepmother, and becoming a mother—all while being an artist. Set in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, we journey from the schoolyard to the delivery room, from the edge of sanity to pure joy, from devastation to hope. As Nina grapples with the loss of her mother to suicide, moves to a home where she feels she doesn’t belong, and watches New Orleans fight to survive in the wake of Katrina, audiences are reminded of the incredible resilience of the human spirit. YA MAMA! is an intimate story of struggle and triumph, loss and love. First developed and produced in 2011, YA MAMA! is a CPT classic.


Cleveland Playhouse
Oct 13, 2018 - Nov 04, 2018 Various times | Outcalt Theatre 1407 Euclid Ave Cleveland, OH 44115 | Community
The American Dream has its back up against the wall in this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. In Reading, PA, there’s talk of union lock-outs, massive lay-offs, and jobs going overseas. As rumors quickly become reality, a group of life-long friends gather at their local bar to joke and blow off steam while struggling to stand together as everything else falls apart. Inspired by true stories, Sweat is a compelling portrait of pride and survival in the Rust Belt.

Writing From Real Life

Literary Cleveland
Oct 13, 2018 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Council Gardens, 2501 North Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights OH 44118 | Hone Your Craft
Memoir and nonfiction writers are observers, continually examining our lives and the lives of others. This workshop will focus on how to take difficult circumstances and use those life experiences as the rich “raw material” for new work--memoir vignettes, personal essays, or other forms of nonfiction writing. By the end of the day, you will have worked through a topic and be well on your way to writing about it (and others) in a thoughtful and critical way. This class is open to writers of all levels and abilities. There will be a short lunch break halfway through the session.

Who's on Stage? Workshop for Beginning Playwrights

Literary Cleveland
Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Cleveland Public Library MLK branch, 1962 Stokes Blvd, Cleveland OH 44106 | Hone Your Craft
In this interactive, 2-hour, three-part series, participants will be introduced to Dr. Weems' character-driven method for creating a world for the stage, with an emphasis on the monologue and short play (10-15 minutes) using Weems’ short “A Conversation on an Elevator,” which received a staged reading at Playwrights Local, as well as one or more monologues as examples. You'll be invited to respond to writing prompts and receive constructive feedback in a supportive group setting.

2018 Broadway Dreams Cleveland Playhouse Square Triple Threat Extreme

Broadway Dreams
Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 14, 2018 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Middough Building at Cleveland State University, 1901 East 13th Street, 5th Floor, Cleveland, Ohio 44114 United States | Hone Your Craft
Masterclasses and Triple Threat Extremes are short immersive experiences offered year-round that sharpen skills and emphasize core values learned through the Weeklong Intensive. The programs emphasize central Broadway Dreams tenets: deliver lyrics and dialogue with organic truth; tell a powerful story with exceptional vocal quality; and master movement technique with grace and style. Guided by a team of elite educators, students take part in a series of demanding exercises that pushes their talents and abilities — teaching the skills and stamina necessary to be a successful stage professional.

Leadership Academy

Services for Independent Living
Oct 18, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018 1 - 4 p.m. | Services for Independent Living, 26250 Euclid Avenue, Suite 801 Euclid, OH 44132 | Build Your Business
Services for Independent Living (SIL) is excited to announce that there will be a third Leadership Academy session this year as part of a renewal grant from the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council. The Leadership Academy is designed to help people with disabilities gain skills needed to participate on community boards of directors, committees, taskforces, and coalitions in a meaningful way. The goal of the academy is to increase the number of persons with disabilities prepared to engage in community leadership roles.

Session III will begin on October 18, 2018 and end on December 13, 2018. Classes will be held weekly on Thursday afternoons from 1 pm to 4 pm. at SIL’s office. The training classes will be followed by hands-on “internship” experiences in the community.

Arts & Culture Network Night

Neighborhood Connections
Oct 18, 2018 6-8 p.m. | Near West Theatre, 6702 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community, Build Your Business
The purpose is to connect artists, folks from arts organizations and other creative people from throughout the county for mutual support and possible collective action.

Using Neighbor Up practices (designed to prime the room for positivity and engagement), the evening starts with "New & Good" where anyone can share something new and good happening in their lives. After a few people share their good news, the room buzzes with positive energy.

Then is "Business of the Network" when anyone in the room can propose a topic to discuss in small groups. In June, there were six discussions topics and people voted 'with their feet' and attended the one they were most interested in.

And lastly, during the "Marketplace" anyone can make a request for assistance or an offer. The night closes with "Bumping & Sparking," a time when participants can follow up with each other and make connections.

Catch the Vision: Making Art Accessible for Visitors who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Ohio Arts Council
Oct 18, 2018 2 p.m. | Online | Build Your Business
Tune in on October 18 as the team from Clovernook Center for the Blind shares practical methods cultural institutions can use to ensure their exhibits are accessible to individuals who are blind and visually impaired.

Attendees will learn how to:
Identify cost-effective solutions for accessible materials. Accessible doesn’t have to mean expensive!
Breathe life into your exhibits by involving the end user in the development process.
Use multi-sensory approaches to create a more immersive, equitable, and enjoyable visitor experience. Touch, hear, and see the beauty of art.

Fall Teacher Workshops - Registration Open until October 8th

Cleveland Institute of Art
Oct 20, 2018 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Cleveland Institute of Art | Hone Your Craft
Reconnect with your artistic side and develop new techniques and perspectives that you can take back to the classroom. Cleveland Institute of Art's teacher workshops are led by professional artists and designers.

Earn CEU credits, network with other art educators, and enhance your skills in digital arts, craft, design, and fine arts. Teacher workshops take place one Saturday in the fall and spring of each academic year.

Artist Mixer & Residency Presentation

Gordon Square Arts District
Oct 22, 2018 6-8 p.m. | Ninja City, 6706 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Hone Your Craft, Money
Join Gordon Square Arts District for another artist mixer, plus a presentation with information about the 2019 Gordon Square Artist Residency Program. Hear from their first artist-in-residence John Greiner and the current musician-in-residence Ariel Karaś from Classical Revolution Cleveland. Learn about upcoming opportunities to apply, what they're looking for in a proposal, and ask any questions you have about the application process.

After the short presentation, mix and mingle with fellow local artists and enjoy delicious food from Ninja City and a drink on them!

Writing Your Family History

Literary Cleveland
Oct 23, 2018 - Nov 13, 2018 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | ​Heights Libraries Lee Road Branch, 2345 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 | Hone Your Craft
Your family is rich in story, and you may have a few heirlooms, a mind full of memorable tales, or many boxes of keepsake letters, journals and clippings. Learn organizing and gathering techniques for writing your family history with the goal of publishing it or preserving it for friends or for generations to come. In this class, we will use writing examples, prompts and research as a jumping off point for exploring family history.

Creating Better Programs | What should we know?

Cleveland ARTS Education Consortium
Oct 23, 2018 9 a.m. - noon | Karamu House, 2355 E 89th St, Cleveland, OH 44106 | Hone Your Craft
Are you a program administrator or an artist or artist-teacher? Are you involved in interactive programs inside or outside the school day? This special training session is just for you.

With Chyrel Oates, Project Director, Youth and Community Outreach Programs (YCP) at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University.

You’ll learn about behavior management and how that influences program development. You'll understand more about specific learning style differences, and how those differences influence program design and outcomes. You’ll practice a variety of techniques and reflect on what works best.

I Am Evidence Movie Screening & Discussion

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Oct 24, 2018 6:30 PM-9:00 PM | Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences 11235 Bellflower Road Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
Join the Mandel School of Applied Sciences Student-Alumni Network and the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Educationfor the I AM EVIDENCE movie screening and discussion. The film is produced by the Joyful Heart Foundation and Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU) and exposes the shocking number of untested rape kits in the United States today.

This compelling documentary follows stories of survivors who have waited years for their kits to be tested, as well as the law enforcement officials who are leading the charge to work through the backlog and pursue long-awaited justice in these cases. I AM EVIDENCE reveals the high cost of the lingering weariness and need for healing surrounding rape investigations in this country, and the positive effects of treating survivors with the respect they deserve and an opportunity for justice.

I AM EVIDENCE features a particular focus on Cuyahoga County, where the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit (SAK) Task Force is following up on the testing of nearly 5,000 previously untested rape kits. Since 2015, the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences has been the Task Force’s research partner. The Sexual Assault Kit Investigation (SAKI) project team consists of Rachel Lovell, PhD; Center director Daniel J. Flannery, PhD; Misty Luminais, PhD; Maggie McGuire; Joanna Klingenstein; Laura T. Overman, MEd; Duoduo Huang, MS.

A post-movie panel discussion will be moderated by Ilse Knecht, Policy Director, Joyful Heart Foundation, and will feature: Rachel Dissell, Reporter, Cleveland Plain Dealer; Teresa Stafford, Senior Director of Victim Services and Outreach and Cuyahoga County SART Coordinator, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center; and Mary Weston, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office.

RSVP at 2 PD hours available; 1 CEU hour pending.

New Music Symposium Featuring Kasumi

Cleveland Institute of Music
Oct 25, 2018 4:30 p.m. | Mixon Hall, 11021 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 | Hone Your Craft
Guest video artist Kasumi discusses her work.

Day of Absence

Karamu House
Oct 25, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 Thurs-Sat 7:30 PM - 9:00 pm Sun 3:00 - 4:30 PM | Karamu House 2355 East 89th Street Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community

A Reimagined Classic. A one-act satire about an imaginary Southern town where all the black people have suddenly disappeared. The only ones left are sick and lying in hospital beds, refusing to get well. The Mayor sends a national plea for the blacks, “wherever they are,” to come back. In the end the blacks begin to reappear, as mysteriously as they had vanished, and the white community, sobered by what has transpired, breathes a sigh of relief at the return of the rather uneasy status quo. Social Justice Series. Performed as a "reverse minstrel show", actors are wearing whiteface to add additional texture to the plot.

Tickets: Adult $40, Senior (62+) $35, Student (under 25 with ID) $20
Contact the box office to reserve accessible seating at 216.795.7077.

Group Pricing: 25 or more = $30 per ticket. Student group rates available. Contact Group Sales:(216) 795-7077

GroundWorks DanceTheater at Playhouse Square

Cleveland State University Dept of Theatre and Dance
Oct 26, 2018 - Oct 27, 2018 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Allen Theatre - Playhouse Square | Community
Join GROUNDWORKS DANCETHEATER, CSU Theatre and Dance's professional dance company in residence, for their annual dance concert that kicks of our 2018-2019 CSU Season!

General tickets can be purchased at the Playhouse Square website.

Tickets are FREE for CSU Students with a valid CSU ID.

L'Histoire at 100

Cleveland Institute of Music
Oct 26, 2018 8 p.m. | Mixon Hall, 11021 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
A contemporary re-imagining of Stravinsky’s classic tale, featuring the world premiere of a new film by internationally-acclaimed video artist, Kasumi. Watch the trailer on Facebook.
Stravinsky - Three Pieces for String Quartet (1914)
Kasumi - Quadrascope (2010) to Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Catch and Release (2006)
Kasumi - A Soldier’s Tale (2018) to Igor Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat (1918) (World Premiere)

New Music Ensemble
Keith Fitch, director
Kasumi, guest artist

TICKET INFORMATION: Admission is free and open to the public.

Resistance Writing w/ Laura Grace Weldon

Literary Cleveland
Oct 27, 2018 1-4 p.m. | Lit Cleveland, 7405 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 | Hone Your Craft
As the bumper sticker says, “If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.” We live in challenging times and many of us feel called to express our despair, grief, fury, and confusion. We’ll briefly explore how writing is prompted by and provokes social change, then compose our own works through several exercises. Participants will come away with a draft or two of a new piece of their choosing -- poetry, short fiction, essay, whatever. Writers of all experience levels welcome. Participants are asked to approach this workshop with tolerance for differing worldviews.

Event Listing: “Above and Beyond” & “The Silence” [2 1-Act Plays]

Playwrights Local 4181
Nov 01, 2018 - Nov 18, 2018 | Creative Space @ Waterloo Arts | Community
Playwrights Local presents the world premiere of two one-act plays by Cleveland authors. “Above and Beyond” is written by Faye Sholiton and directed by Craig Joseph. Set in 1973, this drama concerns two Air Force pilots who report to their launch center in a state of alert. They could be called upon to destroy a distant city, then live with the results. “The Silence of Dr & Mrs Caligari” is a theatrical reimagining of the showman and “somnambulist” from Robert Wiene’s classic film of 1920. This formally expressive work meditates on music, language, and human nature...all with a certain cruel humor.