In this most recent episode (6th installment) of The Cleveland Stage Podcast Tyler and Ian talk to the founders of Shahrazad Theatre Company about the need for more immersive theatre, founding their own theatre, and the upcoming premiere of their new adaptation of Bertolt Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle".
CLEVELAND STAGE PODCAST
In the fifth installment of the Cleveland Stage Podcast, Tyler & Ian talk Lisa Kron's Well, in production at Ensemble Theatre, with two of the stars of the show, Brian Kenneth Armour and April Needham. Brian and April are two of the four ensemble members of the cast, playing themselves & several characters in the play directed by Celeste Cosentino.
This week on CSP, Tyler and Ian discuss the early success of Ensemble's first play this season, Well. They also discuss Ensemble's upcoming Education Outreach programs, and preview the week's happenings on stages across Cleveland including a new play by local "Playwright Laureate" Eric Coble at CPT.
Executive Artistic Director Celeste Cosentino chats with the fellas about directing Ensemble Theatre's opening production of the 2017/18 season "Well" by Lisa Kron; the opportunity to produce theater driven by female artists and why you will laugh, cry and maybe see yourself in this quirky meta-theatrical comedy from the writer of the book for the musical "Fun Home". "Well" opens September 29th and runs through October 22nd at Ensemble Theatre. For tickets visit www.ensembletheatrecle.org
A Preview of the upcoming Wed. September 27thCoventry P.E.A.C.E. Campus Community Meeting at 6:30pm. Tyler and Ian discuss the origins of the Coventry P.E.A.C.E Campus with Ensemble Executive Artistic Director Celeste Cosentino. In this episode we explore adaptive reuse, creative placemaking, collaboration and the vision for the 6 Acre former Coventry elementary school site. The P.E.A.C.E Campus, which includes the Coventry Building,P.E.A.C.E. Playground and Park and site neighbor CH/UH Coventry Library branch, has been transformed over the last seven years by dedicated non-profit organizations into a hub of arts, education and culture serving the Cleveland Heights Community and the NEOHIO region.
Tyler & Ian discuss the upcoming 38th season, "We The People," at Ensemble Theatre including Lisa Kron's Well, both parts of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill, The Little Prince, Charles Smith's Jelly Belly, and the 7th Annual Colombi New Plays Festival.