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The Creative Compass event calendar is focused on events geared toward individual artists. For a list of public arts and culture events in Cleveland, visit


March 2019


Songwriting Workshop Series

Falls Music School
Feb 02, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. | Falls Music School, 2160 Front St Unit B, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 | Hone Your Craft
Falls Music School is hosting a series of songwriting workshops hosted by Northeast Ohio Musician, Ray Flanagan. The class will cover lyricism, rhyme schemes, melodic lines, chord progressions, and more!

The series consists of 3 workshops, taking play February 2, February 16th, and March 2. All 3 classes will be held at Falls Music School from 2:30 to 3:15pm. The cost for students is $20 and for non-students $30, this cost covers all 3 days of the workshops series.

Interested? Contact Falls Music School at for more information or to sign up!

Writing Memoir: The Main Ingredients w/ Charlotte Morgan

Literary Cleveland
Feb 09, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019 10 a.m. - noon | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
As in cooking, the better the ingredients for your recipe, the better the results. The same is true when writing true life stories. This workshop is about learning the ingredients of good memoir--voice, tone, plot, setting, narration or tension--by reading and writing. Participants will read curated selections and learn the craft of nonfiction. You will be expected to develop a piece, participate in thoughtful workshop after reviewing craft and learning workshop protocol, and revise and present your draft.

Creating Conscious Characters

Feb 10, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019 Sundays only, 6:30 - 8:45 p.m. | Art On Madison, 14203 Madison Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107 | Hone Your Craft
Over the course of six sessions in a creatively supportive and holistic atmosphere, Ray Caspio will unfold principles of the Michael Chekhov technique to increase your psycho-physical awareness and open portals of imaginative transformation to create and embody fully conscious characters. You will explore on your feet in movement, playing with energy, imagination, concentration, and improvisation. This offering is experiential over academic. Check expectations, plans, and a sense of right and wrong at the door! Wear clothing and shoes you are comfortable moving in. Be prepared to be surprised!

Plenty of free parking is available on Madison and nearby side streets. Please avoid metered parking so you can remain in the stream of our exploration. Meters do not run on weekends.

$145.00 for this six session, 16.5 hour offering.

A non-refundable online deposit of $45.00 is required to guarantee your spot. If you cancel seven (7) or more days before the workshop start date, you will receive credit good for one year from the date of payment. If MC3 cancels the workshop, your deposit may be refunded or credited toward future workshop offerings.

Your remaining balance must be received online prior to the first session, or at the door in cash or check at the first session. Within 36 hours of your registration e-mail (see below) being received, you will be directed to a payment page with the following options:

•$45.00 deposit, pay balance online prior to our first session
•$45.00 deposit, pay balance in cash or check at door prior to first session
•$145.00 pay in full

To begin registration, e-mail Ray Caspio at with answers to the following:
•What is your experience with the Michael Chekhov technique?
•What appeals to you about this offering?
•MC3 welcomes performers of all gender expressions and orientations. What is your preferred pronoun?

*Registration closes Friday, February 8 at 11:59pm.

Fire on the Water

Cleveland Public Theatre
Feb 14, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019 7:30 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
FIRE ON THE WATER, the acclaimed multimedia theatrical event, returns to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River in an all-new version. FIRE ON THE WATER is a fast-paced series of short plays inspired by this pivotal moment in Cleveland's history. Created by a team of playwrights, directors, and actors, the production features original work woven into a powerful production exploring how the environment shapes identity, while celebrating the remarkable recovery of Cleveland's waterways. Created & Performed by Northeast Ohio artists. Tickets: $15-35.

La Gringa (Spanish)

Cleveland Public Theatre
Feb 14, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
A heartwarming and hilarious comedy by Carmen Rivera, performed by Teatro Público de Cleveland ensemble in Spanish with English subtitles. María Elena García is excited to connect with her homeland and visit her extended family in Puerto Rico for the first time. María has grown up with an intense love for the island and even majored in Puerto Rican studies in college. Upon her arrival, and much to her surprise, María isn’t exactly welcomed with open arms. Many consider her an American—a gringa. If she’s a Puerto Rican in the United States and an American in Puerto Rico, is she a somebody anywhere? On her journey to fit in, María muddles through misperceptions and misadventures while searching for what we all seek: belonging. Tickets: $15-35.


Feb 14, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm; Sun 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Karamu House 2355 East 89th Street Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community


Set during the Great Depression, in the midst of the oppressive Mississippi Blue Mountain summer heat, business has not been going well for a cotton gin owner and his young wife. In a desperate attempt to rescue himself from his financial woes, he sets fire to his neighbor’s thriving plantation. Unable to prove the act of arson, the neighbor seeks revenge in the most unconventional of ways.

A chance encounter between two young people along a Mississippi railroad amidst the Great Depression leaves them both exposed in ways unimaginable. The young woman’s passionate account of her fragmented family somehow captivates the nervous young man’s curiosity, leaving him wanting more than just a little conversation.

Tickets: Adult $40, Senior (62 +) $35, Student (under 25 with ID) $20
Group Pricing: 25 or more = $30 per ticket, Student group rates available
For handicapped/accessible seating and group sales: (216) 795-7077


CSU Theatre & Dance Dept
Feb 21, 2019 - Mar 03, 2019 Thurs-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2:00pm | Outcalt Theatre - Playhouse Square | Community
Presented by Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and Dance
The Outcalt Theatre @ Allen Theatre Complex- Playhouse Square

Directed by Russ Borski
Tickets $5.00-$15.00
02/22/19 $25 Dinner and a Show Night by pre-reservation only.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST ("a trivial comedy for serious people") uses humor to play with themes of society, marriage, and relationships in a witty manner. With mistaken identities, plot twists, and madcap action, this is a cheeky production that will leave audiences snickering. Written by Oscar Wilde.

Tickets will go on sale July 1, 2018

Poetry Workshop: Claudia Rankine's Citizen

Literary Cleveland
Feb 23, 2019 - Mar 02, 2019 2-4 p.m. | CPL Carnegie West branch, 1900 Fulton Road, Cleveland, Oh 44113 | Hone Your Craft
Claudia Rankine’s book-length poem Citizen confronts racial injustice through her own personal experiences. It is “one of those American art works that … teaches us to ‘no longer take things at second and third hand,’ as Whitman wrote, to ‘listen to all sides and filter them from yourself,’” wrote Dan Chiasson in The New Yorker. In this workshop, you’ll look at Rankine's poems as examples, write about social justice issues in our own worlds, and discuss your poems in a helpful atmosphere.

Hay Fever

Cleveland Play House
Feb 27, 2019 - Mar 09, 2019 7:30 PM | Helen Theatre | Community
A witty British comedy from “The Master” Noël Coward. Hay Fever enters the eccentric minds of a retired actress, her novelist husband, and their family. A weekend retreat is anything but relaxing when unsuspecting family and their guests are enlisted as pawns in their outrageous theatrical games. Mismatched romantic pairings and explosive familial rivalries bring out the worst in this dysfunctional team of players.

Sweet Arts Cafe

The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation
Feb 27, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | 26633 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145 | Community
Free arts enrichment and socialization café for those with memory loss/dementia and their care partners (spouse, child, caregiver). It begins with a brown bag lunch and is followed by an arts, music, storytelling or dance activity. Class runs from 11 am to 1 pm. Pre-register at 440-414-0434. The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation at the Center for Artful Living, 26633 Detroit Rd., Westlake, Ohio 44145.

Creative Connections

The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation
Mar 01, 2019 - Mar 29, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | 26633 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145 | Community
Art enrichment program for individuals with memory loss/dementia and their care partners (spouse, child, caregiver). Participate in visual art activities, music, storytelling, poetry and dance. Enjoy coffee/tea, snacks, and socialization. No cost. Class runs from 2 pm to 4 pm. Please pre-register at 440-414-0434. The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation at the Center for Artful Living, 26633 Detroit Rd., Westlake, Ohio 44145.

Your Best 32

Cleveland Play House
Mar 02, 2019 4 - 6 p.m. | Cleveland Play House | Hone Your Craft
In this masterclass, students will learn how to choose music appropriate for specific auditions, will gain insight on how to select a memorable 16 and 32 bar cut, will receive professional feedback on offerings, as well as headshots, resumes, and audition books. Artists will build and refine the techniques necessary to craft authentic characters and deliver honest storytelling through song.

Sip N Sew: Kimono

Dru Christine Fabrics & Design
Mar 03, 2019 2pm - 5pm | Dru Christine Fabrics and Design | Hone Your Craft
The Kimono is back for the Spring! The first Kimono session was a big hit! Great in all sizes and colors, this is the perfect items to add to your wardrobe. All made by YOU! 
All sewing levels welcome. They have the supplies, sewing machine usage, snacks and two complimentary glasses of wine (or other beverage) to complete the project. Plus receive 20% off their entire shop while in this class! 
21 and over, please. 

Dru Christine Fabrics and Design (Located inside Lake Affect Studios), 1615 East 25th Street ~ Cleveland, Ohio 44114 1.440.941.0052

The Heartful Living Cafe

The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation
Mar 05, 2019 - Mar 26, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM | 26633 Detroit Road, Westlake, Ohio 44145 | Community
Free arts enrichment and socialization café to engage individuals affected by memory loss/dementia and their care partner (spouse, child, caregiver). Each session will include either music, dance, poetry, song or storytelling. Enjoy coffee/tea, snacks, and socialization. Class runs from 3 pm to 5 pm. Pre-register by calling 440-414-0434. The Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation at the Center for Artful Living, 26633 Detroit Rd., Westlake, Ohio 44145.

Improv I

Mar 09, 2019 noon - 2 p.m. | Mahall's, 13200 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 | Hone Your Craft
Begins 03/09/2019
This course is an introduction to long-form improvisation, based on the style developed by The iO Theater and The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. They will start with a focus on the fundamentals - agreement, listening, and support - as well as the thing that should come across in every scene: the fun. They will also get into things like establishing the reality of the scene, connecting with your scene partner, and heightening based off game/premise.​

This class is designed for beginners up to those with jam or short form improv experience.

Each week they will develop your group and individual skills through scene work and exercises.

Black Out: A Sensory Experience

City of Cleveland
Mar 09, 2019 - Apr 05, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm | 8997 Highland Drive Brecksville Ohio 44141 | Community
Join the artist Samantha Bias in an unforgettable gallery experience that will be sure to excite all of your senses.

ON DISPLAY - large watercolor frescoes and small couplets in black and white with color splash. Lighting will be at a minimum but artwork will be illuminated.

SENSORY ROOM - will excite all of your senses. You may interact with the display. Touch, taste, sight, sound for your entertainment.

LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS - there will be a silent auction for vintage style glass lockets with black and white paintings on the glass. Bidder has the option of choosing the glass color of over 50 colors to choose from. The artist will be demonstrating the glass staining during the exhibition.

FREE to the public, food & wine will be served.

The Inside Story: Writing Memoir

Literary Cleveland
Mar 09, 2019 - Mar 30, 2019 10 a.m. - noon | Loganberry Books 13015 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland OH 44120 | Hone Your Craft
In this intermediate class, writers will take the ingredients of nonfiction narratives and learn how to craft their personal essays, biographies or memoir. Participants will read from a curated selection of texts to learn craft and then apply what they have learned to their writing. Participants should have completed at least one short essay or nonfiction piece prior to enrolling in the class.

Mastering the Basics of Storytelling

Literary Cleveland
Mar 12, 2019 - Apr 02, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Siegal Lifelong Learning, 25700 Science Park Dr #100, Beachwood OH 44122 | Hone Your Craft
Are you eager to test the waters of creative writing but not sure where to start, or how? Have you written previously but been away for a while and hope to dip back in? This introductory fiction workshop is designed to help beginning writers take their skills to the next level. We will focus on specific craft elements like setting, character, dialogue, description, and plot. Manuscripts are critiqued by your peers in a highly supportive workshop environment. You will learn how to create stronger scenes and write more evocative prose with a greater appeal to the senses. This workshop will also help you pinpoint areas needing revision, as well as provide you with tools to become your own best editor.

Staging Success Career Fair

Playhouse Square
Mar 13, 2019 | Playhouse Square | Employment
Calling college students and recent graduates! Meet with producers of national tours, production houses, lighting & sound companies, and more. ‘Staging Success’ is geared towards early career opportunities and internships in arts management, technical, film/video, stage & production management.

Career Fair takes place on March 13, 2019. Participation is free, application is required. All applications are due by February 22, 2019.

For more information, please visit

Pitch Perfect: The Art of Effective Pitching

Literary Cleveland
Mar 13, 2019 - Mar 20, 2019 7 - 9 p.m. | The Green House Euclid, 20150 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid, OH 44123 | Hone Your Craft
When it comes to turning your ideas into reality, a successful pitch often makes the difference for getting that coveted green light. Few people can relate to this more than freelance writers, who rely almost exclusively on pitches for selling their work. This two-part class will focus on perfecting pitch letters for print and online publications—and the elusive art of making your pitch stand out in an editor's ever-widening sea of emails. The first class will focus on crafting effective pitches and examining real-life pitch letters to see why they did—or didn’t—work. We’ll also cover techniques for idea generation and how to determine whether an idea is salable before pitching. At the second class, you’ll have the opportunity to share your pitches and get feedback from a live panel of local editors (and maybe sell a story on the spot!).

Global Teen Performance Project

Cleveland Public Theatre
Mar 14, 2019 - Mar 15, 2019 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community, Hone Your Craft
Global Teen Performance Project is an afterschool rehearsal process at Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy for students ages 14-19, emphasizing technique and mastery of the craft of theatre. With the support of CPT Teaching Artists and involvement of the school’s teachers and staff, the students create an original work of theatre based on the students’ stories and cultures, and their experiences as newcomers in the U.S. Global Teen Performance Project is produced by Cleveland Public Theatre in partnership with Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Global Cleveland.

Teacher Training Workshop: Physical Acting for Body Language Understanding and Communication

Center for Applied Drama and Autism
Mar 16, 2019 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Center for Applied Drama and Autism | Hone Your Craft
Workshop begins at 9 AM and end at 4 PM with a full hour lunch break between sessions. CADA students and volunteers will be on hand to assist with the training. Ample hand-outs will be available for participants to take home.

Cost of workshops: 6 hours @$150. Contact CACA at 234-678-7830 or by email at to enroll and/or for further information.

Comedy, Karamu Style

Karamu House
Mar 16, 2019 8:00 pm | Karamu House 2355 E. 89th Street Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
Witness some of Cleveland’s funniest, as they remind us that joy and laughter are all around if we just take the time to see it.

Ladies Night featuring Cleveland's Ladies of Comedy in honor of Women's History Month
Eulise Dickerson
Carli Robe
Brielle Gibson
Liz Blanc
Tania Timmons

From D.C. to Cleveland

Arts Cleveland
Mar 18, 2019 1:30 p.m. | Online | Build Your Business
Key Takeaways from the National Arts Action Summit and Ohio State Budget Process

Staying informed as an arts advocate is critical and we are here to give some high-level notes. Arts Cleveland CEO Megan Van Voorhis and Ohio Citizens for the Arts Executive Director Bill Behrendt will share in this webinar.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine will be releasing his first Ohio Budget Proposal on March 15th, and Bill will give you some key messages and what you can do as it moves into the Ohio legislature for discussion. This is right on the heels of his and Megan’s return from American's for the Arts’ National Arts Action Summit on March 4-5 in Washington D.C. This multi-day event brings together arts advocates from across the country. Megan will share key takeaways including information on the national issue facing arts and culture, how supportive Ohio delegates are of arts and culture, and her conversations with members of Congress.

Sit in on this important webinar on March 18th, 1:30 p.m.

Test Flight 2019

Cleveland Public Theatre
Mar 21, 2019 - Apr 20, 2019 7:00 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Test Flight is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production. Test Flight provides both local and national artists with the keys to the theatre and the opportunity to co-produce original works-in-progress. The series encourages risk-taking and an entrepreneurial spirit towards creating new work while offering artists a structured support system. Tickets: $10-15


CSU Theatre & Dance Dept
Mar 22, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019 7:30pm | The Allen Theatre - Playhouse Square | Community
Allen Theatre Mainstage
All Tickets $5.00

Featuring the Cleveland State University Dance Company, faculty, staff, musicians and guest artists, this repertory concert, under the direction of Lynn Deering, includes an eclectic evening of contemporary and traditional choreography.

Tickets go on sale July 1, 2018!


The Movement Project
Mar 22, 2019 - Mar 23, 2019 7:00 pm (Show 1); 9:00 pm (Show 2) | Pilgrim Church 2592 W. 14th Street, Cleveland Ohio 44113 | Community
Join in for an evening of new work by New York City-based choreographer, Pam Tanowitz, performed by Pam Tanowitz Dance alongside dancers from Cleveland’s The Movement Project and selected local dancers. Recital #1 (five small dances for Cleveland) will occupy historic Pilgrim Congregational Church, March 22nd at 7pm and 9pm. The show will be influenced by the unique space and individual dancers. Each dance will be an intimate sketch, which the audience will observe close-up. *Music by Dana Jessen & Costumes by Maile Okamura

Time: Show 1/7:00 pm (Box Office opens at 6:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Show 2/9:00 pm (Box Office & Theater Doors open at 8:30 pm)
Price: $10 (Online Pre-sale & Door Price) -

*Online pre-sale ends March 21st at midnight. Tickets can be purchased at the door starting at 6:00 pm on March 22nd.

Parking: Limited free onsite parking lot & free street parking


Cleveland Public Theatre
Mar 23, 2019 - Apr 13, 2019 7:30 PM | Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
In Branden Jacobs-Jenkins GLORIA, a group of bickering editorial assistants at a prestigious magazine are chasing the dream: a book deal before they turn 30 and a shot at fame, when an ordinary day at the office becomes a living nightmare. The stakes for who gets the story skyrocket when crisis offers an opportunity for a career-defining moment. Inside America’s media machine, who has the right to tell whose story? Simultaneously funny and shocking, GLORIA is an adrenaline rush of a show skewering the opportunistic culture of modern media. Tickets: $15-35.

Tiny Houses

Cleveland Play House
Mar 23, 2019 - Apr 14, 2019 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM | Outcalt Theatre | Community
Tiny homes are all the rage! Cath is ready for a big change. She quits her lucrative, fast paced job in finance and moves across the country with her boyfriend to build a 200-square-foot tiny house. Turns out that choosing a simpler life can get very complicated. Filled with lovable, idiosyncratic characters each on a quest to find a place to call home, Tiny Houses is a surprising world premiere comedy about what happens when the world shrinks.

Keeping it Brief: Introduction to Flash Fiction Writing

Literary Cleveland
Mar 23, 2019 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Lit Cleveland, 7405 Detroit Ave, Cleveland OH 44102 | Hone Your Craft
Interested in writing succinct and powerful prose? If so, flash fiction is for you. This one day, six hour course is designed to help you understand the fundamentals of flash fiction and to begin generating work of your own. We will explore contemporary flash fiction stories from masters of the form and complete writing exercises in class. Participants will receive constructive feedback from the instructor and one another. We will also discuss markets for flash fiction. No experience required.

Shaker Arts Council’s Conversations in Courage: The Visit

Shaker Arts Council
Mar 24, 2019 2:00 - 5:00 PM | Tri-C East Simon and Rose Mandel Theatre, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122 | Community
On Sunday, March 24, 2019, MetroHealth System will present the premiere of the Shaker Arts Council’s documentary film, Conversations in Courage: The Visit. The film, directed by Marquette Williams, depicts the events surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1965 visit to Shaker Heights and includes interviews with many of those involved.

The afternoon begins at 2:00 pm with a Director’s Reception attended by veteran Civil Rights activists including Edwina Moss, the Reverends Joan Campbell and Albert Pennybacker. The film begins at 3:00 pm followed by a panel conversation moderated by Dee Perry and an audience Q & A. Tickets for the pre-screening reception are $35 and include a ticket to the screening. General admission tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for adults. For reservations and more information, call 216.916.9360. Tickets can also be purchased at

Shaker Arts Council's Conversations in Courage is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. In addition, this project is supported by MetroHealth System and Cuyahoga Community College.

Cleveland Public Theatre's 2019/2020 Season Announcement Party

Cleveland Public Theatre
Mar 24, 2019 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Luxe Kitchen & Lounge, 6605 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102 | Community
Be the first to get a sneak peek at CPT's upcoming season! Start your evening by joining us at Luxe Kitchen & Lounge from 5-7pm for free appetizers, a cash bar, & a first look at the productions, new play development programs, & special events comprising the 2019/2020 Season. After the announcement, follow us across the street to Superelectric Pinball Parlor & continue the celebration—with free pinball play, free Brewnuts donuts, & a cash bar from 7-9pm! Admission is FREE. Visit for more information.

Adventures Into the Unknown

Michael Chekhov Center Cleveland
Mar 24, 2019 - May 05, 2019 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Art On Madison, 14203 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, OH 44107 | Hone Your Craft
Adventures Into the Unknown are a series of open experiential explorations touching on aspects of the Michael Chekhov technique. Memorize a minute of text that you enjoy in case the Adventure we find ourselves on leads us there. Attend as many Adventures as you like (or all of them)! March 24, April 7, April 21, May 5 — 10:30am-12pm

March 24, April 7, April 21, and May 5, 2019

Each Adventure is open to a maximum of eight performing artists (ages 18 and up) both new to or with experience in the Michael Chekhov Technique.

The Demon on the Mountaintop

Playwrights Local
Mar 27, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, 397 East 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110 | Community
Playwrights Local Presents A Staged Reading of a New Play
The Demon on the Mountaintop
Written by Robert M.K. Daniels, Directed by Tyson Douglas Rand, With dramaturgy by Greg A. Smith

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

The Demon on the Mountaintop is a contemporary fairy tale for adults. The town of Valleytop sits at the foot of a mountain, above which a Demon resides. The Demon’s only pleasure is derived from cursing the town below. Every generation, the people of Valleytop send up a young woman...not so the Demon will stop, but so he’ll curse them less than he otherwise would. Now, a young woman named Lydia refuses to become a sacrifice, and puts her town as well as the nearby Mountainbottom at risk. Lydia must negotiate not only with a Demon, but with a ‘hero’ named Billy Ray who’s sent by Mountainbottom to save the day. Lydia must stop the Demon, end the curse, and fend off Billy Ray’s advances.

Presented as part of Playwrights Local’s 2019 Play Lab, An annual incubator program for writing and revising new works
For more info, visit

The Velocity of Autumn

Karamu House
Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 21, 2019 7:30 pm and 3:00 pm - 9:30 pm and 5:00 pm | Karamu House 2355 E. 89th Street Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
written by ERIC COBLE
director NATHAN A. LILLY

80-year-old Alexandra finds herself in a showdown with her family over where she should spend her golden years. Armed with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the entire neighborhood, she is determined to remain in her Brooklyn any means necessary. Wonderfully touching and wickedly funny, this story touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day.

Adam Shirley: Landscape

The Sculpture Center
Mar 29, 2019 - May 24, 2019 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM | The Sculpture Center | Community
Adam Shirley: landscape, on view beginning Friday, March 25, has a public opening reception one week later alongside Ella Medicus and Eric Charlton: SubFunction.

Writing the Short Story: Character, Plot, and Conflict

Literary Cleveland
Apr 01, 2019 - Apr 15, 2019 10 a.m. - noon | Siegal Lifelong Learning, 25700 Science Park, Drive #100, Beachwood OH 44122 | Hone Your Craft
In this introduction to writing the short story, you will learn the basic elements of good storytelling: character, plot, and conflict. Every class meeting is conducted as a workshop, devoted to the development of the students’ own stories. We will “brainstorm” our way through storytelling snags, figuring out along the way how to strengthen your original idea. What makes a good story? What makes a character worth writing about? How do you transform your story idea into an actual plot? What’s conflict got to do with it? Come to the first class ready to share your idea for a main character plus one or two important things that happen to him/her. Class time will be set aside to work on your story — be sure to bring paper, pen, or tablet.

Cleveland Actors Lab Classes

Cleveland Actors Lab
Apr 01, 2019 Various times | Olmsted Community Center, 8170 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls | Hone Your Craft
Cleveland Actors Lab is launching it's new lineup of classes in April! With Cleveland continuing to become a hot spot for film, television, and commercials, our classes are perfect to help you get started in the thriving industry, or help you brush up your skills!

Monday 5:30 On Camera/Scene Study- Mature Actors (Ages 50+)
Tuesday 6:30 On Camera/Scene Study (Ages 18+)
Tuesday 7:30 Film Intensive (Ages 18+)

All classes use a combination of techniques straight from Los Angeles! This 8 week session of classes will be held in Olmsted Falls and space is limited!

Check out a full list of classes at

For any questions please email