What Is Inside - The 2014 Cleveland Public Theater and Y-Haven Theatre Project

“What Is Inside”—The 2014 Cleveland Public Theater and Y-Haven Theatre Project — will take place in the parish hall of St. John's, Ohio City, at 6 PM on Saturday, November 15.

Cleveland Public Theatre and Y-Haven present What Is Inside, created and performed by the residents of Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA. A fifteen-year partnership between the two organizations, the project introduces theatre arts to homeless men recovering substance abuse and mental health challenges. As they work with CPT artists to create an original performance based on their personal experiences, participants develop skills and capacities that support sobriety and transition to employment, permanent housing, and independent living.

What Is Inside was developed under the guidance of CPT Education Coordinator Adam Seeholzer and CPT Director of Education Chris Seibert, with set, props and costumes by Inda Blatch-Geib.

Event start time:  6:00 p.m.  Free—but donations accepted.  Please join us after the performance for a Talk-back with the Cast

St. John’s, Ohio City, is located at 2600 Church Avenue, Cleveland, OH  44109.

About the Play
Vincent is finally on his way. He cleaned himself up, found good work, and even generated enough savings to buy a house – his Grandfather’s house, the home in which he was raised. But when he discovers something he cannot explain in Granddad’s personal effects, Vincent is sent into a tailspin that threatens everything he has achieved. Pulled by family members, friends, strangers, and a world of internal voices, Vincent struggles to find the truth about his relationship with the man - and all the men - who raised and shaped him.  What Is Inside is a powerful story of family history, legacy and the harrowing experience of answering life’s occasional call to ‘open up.’

A consistent audience favorite, the CPT/Y-Haven Theatre Project offers candid insight into important issues of our society and gives real hope for growth and change. Audiences are deeply moved by the poignant stories presented in this powerful collaboration.