Along with classes and development programs, Playwrights Local offers community engagement and site-specific events. These projects allow us to appeal to a wider demographic than our own regular patrons, and also let us expose the broader community to the benefits of dramatic writing.

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OBJECTIVELY/REASONABLE
A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE
GARDEN VALLEY NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE
SEPTEMBER 2, 2016

The tireless and inspiring Jan Ridgeway asked us to bring our “community response” to the Tamir Rice shooting, Objectively/Reasonable, to the Garden Valley Neighborhood House in Cleveland. Garden Valley is a food bank, education and training center, informal gathering place, and all-around sanctuary in one of the city’s most economically challenged areas. As supporters of this essential resource, we gladly complied with Ms. Ridgeway’s request.

This command performance was presented for the benefit of Garden Valley. Check out photos below from our evening in the facility’s Phoenix Theater.

Special thanks to Ms. Ridgeway, her fast-working staff, and our talkback speakers, including activist Basheer Jones and playwright Michael Oatman.

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Ananias Dixon Performs “Complicity”

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JamekaTerri Performs “We Own That”

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Activist Basheer Jones Leads the Talkback


WATERLOO ARTS FEST
JUNE 25, 2016

KIDS’ STAGE PROGRAMMING

For the 2016 Waterloo Arts Fest, Playwrights Local curated and underwrote a days’ worth of programming for the Kids’ Stage. This was our way of giving back to our host organization, Waterloo Arts, and to the North Collinwood neighborhood.

2016 was the 14th annual production of this amazing, always-free festival. Find info on the artists, bands, craftspeople, food trucks, sponsors, and much much more at the Fest website or in the official p rogram.

Playwrights Local was proud to bring the following acts to this year’s Fest! Scroll down for photos of all of our performers.

Talespinner Children’s Theatre

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Pinch & Squeal (Vaudeville Duo)

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Wandering Aesthetics (Storytellers)

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StarDrop Circus (Aerial Acrobatics)

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