Posted September 3, 2014 in Press Releases
CLEVELAND PLAY HOUSE RECEIVES MULTIPLE GRANTS FROM THE CLEVELAND FOUNDATION
Cleveland, OH – September 3, 2014 – The Cleveland Foundation awarded Cleveland Play House (CPH) two grants at its most recent board meeting: $150,000 for the upcoming 2014-15 Season and a $200,000 matching grant which will form the basis of a fund for CPH’s ongoing investment in innovative projects. Specific artistic, educational and audience engagement initiatives to be supported by the grant will be the subject of a future announcement.
“This is an extension of our work with the Cleveland Foundation in the Engaging the Future program,” states CPH Managing Director Kevin Moore. “These generous grants and programs allow us to continue our exciting, leading edge work, consistent with our long tradition of innovation.”
Engaging the Future is a three-year initiative of the Cleveland Foundation that will conclude at the end of 2014. It has provided time and resources to Cleveland Play House and nine other local arts organizations to explore innovative new ways to engage the community in our art forms.
Cleveland Play House’s launches its 99th Season on September 12, 2014 with a revival of Lillian Hellman’s landmark drama, The Little Foxes, directed by newly appointed Artistic Director Laura Kepley. The Little Foxes runs through October 5, 2014 in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.
About Cleveland Play House
Founded in 1915, Cleveland Play House is America’s first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, Cleveland Play House has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. It has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,300 CPH productions. Cleveland Play House looks toward its centennial while performing in three state-of-the art venues at PlayhouseSquare in downtown Cleveland.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund Cleveland Play House with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. We also thank the residents of Cuyahoga County for supporting Cleveland Play House through Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.