Dramatic Power: The Past, Present, and Future of Theater in Cleveland

"Through theater, we can see the multiplicity of the human experience." Laura Kepley
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A Panel Discussion

Both the Cleveland Play House and Karamu Theater are celebrating centennials this year. That's 100 years of regional and community theater and everything in between, helping our communities see and understand themselves in drama and narrative. With genre-bending, envelope-pushing organizations like Cleveland Public Theatre, and Broadway breakouts like Hamilton, the world of theater is vastly different today than it was in 1916.


Join us for a conversation looking at the evolving role of theater in our culture and our community.

Panelists include:

Raymond Bobgan, Executive Artistic Director, Cleveland Public Theatre

Laura Kepley, Artistic Director, Cleveland Play House

Tony Sias, Executive Director, Karamu House

Dorothy Silver, actor; recipient, Cleveland Arts Prize; formerly of Karamu House, Cleveland State University, and many other institutions


This conversation will be moderated by ideastream's® Dee Perry, Host of Applause and Sound of Applause.


Photo from The Mountaintop at Cleveland Play House. From left to right: Ro Boddie (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) and Angel Moore (Camae). Photo Credit: Roger Mastroianni.

The Lucile D. and Robert Hays Gries Memorial Forum on Cultural Arts

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