CPT’s Summer Teen Program STEP Offers Free Theater in Area Parks

Fri 7/26-Tue 8/6

Each summer, the STEP (Student Theatre Enrichment Program), sponsored by Cleveland Public Theatre, gives area teenagers, mostly from low-income urban background the opportunity to be part of an ensemble that collectively creates a piece of theater that speaks to their own interests and concerns. The teens spend eight weeks working with theater professionals on all aspects of the creation and presentation of their piece.

For its 25th year, the original production is Color the City, based on a South American Los Andes tale involving a Black and White City whose people have forgotten about the beauty of color. Bolivian artist Diego Aramburo has co-directed the piece about building a more colorful world.

The 18-member ensemble, supported by the eight-member tech team, will perform the piece in area parks, starting with Herman Park in Detroit-Shoreway Fri 7/26 @ 7pm and running through Tue 8/6 @ 4pm at St. Luke’s Foundation Britt Oval.

All performances are free; bring a chair or blanket. Find a full schedule here.

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