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.
Check back in March to see this season's line-up announcement!
May 10 - 19, 2019
You are an expert on safety, but you no longer feel safe. You have just moved to a small college town to teach architecture, but you realize that your nightmares have followed you. And now, uncertainty lies around every corner. Egress is a provocative psychological drama that draws us into the mind of a woman struggling to face her fears.
May 16, 2019
Do we ever really know our parents? Do we want to? Really? Two sisters are about to find out when they discover a hat box hidden in the back of their recently deceased father's closet. What sits inside sends them off to visit eccentric Aunt Esther and on an increasingly wild ride down memory lane. With surprising twists and hilarious turns, Cleveland playwright Eric Coble's brand new comedy of family lore revels in the bizarre and beautiful mysteries that make up a life.
May 16 - 18, 2019
Have you ever pondered the idea that Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham might be racially charged? How does one play the race card? (And what does that even mean?) Well, maybe it’s time to take a closer look. Using comedic sketches and improv, this hilarious one-man show examines the representation of black males in the media. From prison and white flight to “Reading Rainbow” and Black Jesus – we’ll explore some of the ways these images influence our views on race in everyday life.
May 18, 2019
First, there was Carrie. Then there was Heathers. And now, there’s Christina. Christina Alvarez is the charismatic leader of the Hillsong Prep Girls’ Choir, a college-bound honors student, and an all-around Good Girl. While her choir-mates revel and raise hell on an overnight trip, Christina dares to embrace the “bad.” Backs will be stabbed, hearts will be broken, truths will surface, and nothing will ever be the same again. Combining humor, horror, and just a bit of camp, Christina is a bold and darkly satirical coming-of-age story. Content advisory: This play contains mature themes, imagery, and language; recommended for ages 17+.
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