Y-Haven And CPT Team Up Again

Prove Yourself Press Release from Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland Public Theatre and Y-Haven present Prove Yourself, created and performed by the residents of Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA. A thirteen-year partnership between the two organizations, the project introduces theatre arts to homeless men recovering from addictions. 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. Prove Yourself was developed under the guidance of CPT Teaching Artists Adam Seeholzer and Darius Stubbs, with set and costumes by Inda Blatch-Geib.

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.

About the play: Larry just wants to see his son. But the court, his ex-wife and the boy’s new father keep getting in his way. Driven by his troubled past, Larry’s mission is to see his son, no matter the cost. As he struggles to overcome every obstacle, Larry may be forgetting the largest obstacle of all: himself. Prove Yourself is a riveting story about parenthood and the challenges people face when coming to terms with themselves, their past mistakes and their dreams for the future.

Y-Haven Artists: Willie Brown Jr., Russell Byrd, Shawn Chandler, Robert Dawson, David Falkenstein, Chris Griffin, David Harton Jr., Marlon Hibler, Harold Hightower, Mika Knezovic, David Kwasniewski, Joseph Menefee, Creshawn Smith, and Willie Richard

CPT Artists: Adam Seeholzer and Darius Stubbs with costumes and set by Inda Blatch-Geib.

Tuesday, November 13 at 7pm
The Breen Center for the Performing Arts at Saint Ignatius High School
2008 West 30th Street at Lorain Ave.
Free, donations accepted

Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm
OLA/St. Joseph Center
2346 W. 14th St. Cleveland, OH
Admission with non-perishable food item

Thursday, November 15 at 7pm
On Stage In River - Rocky River Public Library’s Performing Arts Series
@ Rocky River Senior Center
21014 Hilliard Blvd. Rocky River, OH
Seating is limited - come early

For more information on the Free Performances of Prove Yourself at Cleveland Public Theatre or on the Free Tour Performances in the Community visit www.cptonline.org or call CPT Education Director Chris Seibert (216) 631-2727 x 201.