Roe Green, Honorary Producer bio
New Ground Theatre Festival is an annual showcase of new theatrical works. Cleveland Play House develops and presents a variety of new work from nationally recognized artists, and each year produces a centerpiece production. Other offerings range from fully produced large-scale collaborations with peer top-tier organizations to solo performances to readings of plays hot off the writer's printer. The Roe Green Award brings a leading American playwright to Cleveland to develop a new project culminating in a free conversation with the playwright and public reading of the script.
2018 New Ground Theatre Festival Packages:
Offers not valid with any other discount, promotion, on prior sales, or on The Royale tickets.
May 13 - 19, 2018
It’s 1910, and Negro Heavyweight Champion Jay “The Sport” Jackson is determined to prove he is equal to his white counterpart—in the ring and in life. Challenging his rival to “The Fight of the Century,” Jay knows that even if he wins the bout, the battle for acceptance won’t end. Inspired by groundbreaking sports legend Jack Johnson, The Royale is an electrifying adrenaline rush that packs an unforgettable punch as it takes you inside Jim Crow America, inside the ring, and inside the head of this remarkable fighter.
May 13, 2018
Benedetta is trying to ride a wave of political optimism into the seat of her northern New Jersey district’s County Executive. At the same time, she has to prepare for her daughter’s wedding and balance out her volatile son. When a long past family trauma is used to smear her campaign, she and her family must decide how they will present themselves on the public stage. A comedic drama about new American politics and new American families. 2018 Roe Green Award Winner
May 17 - 19, 2018
Do you have a high sex drive? Ryan does. He also has cerebral palsy. No, those things are not mutually exclusive. Join writer/performer and Parma, OH native Ryan J. Haddad on a roller coaster through New York’s gay dating scene, where the highs are high and the lows are lonely. For Mature Audiences.
May 19, 2018
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. 2018 Roe Green Award Winner
May 19, 2018
An up-and-coming Philadelphia real estate developer attempts to buy out a beloved family-owned soul food establishment. Past and present entwine as he’s taken through the restaurant’s incredible 100-year history and the tale of the escaped southern migrants who risked everything to build a new life through cooking.
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