Saturday, September 29, 2018

Creative Space at Waterloo Arts
397 East 156th Street |  Cleveland, OH 44110

All Sessions are Free | Recommended for Adults & Teens

Tickets or Reservations Not Required

11:00 AM   |  Workshop
“The Sherlock Project”
With instructor Eric Schmiedl
Presented with Literary Cleveland 

Part crime scene. Part collaborative game. Part exploration of 21st Century storytelling techniques. “The Sherlock Project” is a creative exercise that seeks to find new ways of collaborating and innovating through the process of exploration and discovery. Inspired by the work of the Columbia University School of Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab, this creative writing session seeks to ignite your imagination through game playing, investigation, and imagination. There will be a murder. There will be a discovery. There will be a whole new story...your story!

1:00 PM   |  Craft Talk
“Writing Plays That Get Produced”
A panel discussion featuring playwrights Andrew Black, Amy Drake, and Faye Sholiton, moderated by Dramatist Guild Regional Representative Les Hunter
Presented with The Dramatists Guild - Ohio Region

2:30 PM   |  Staged Reading
Sexual Politics
(Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure)
A full-length play
Written by JC Cifranic and directed by Tyson Douglas Rand
Presented with The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

4:45 PM  |  Performance & Talkback
The Events of the Warren County Fair as Observed by a Young Astronaut
A tabletop play
Written and performed by Amy Schwabauer and Mike Geither, with direction and dramaturgy by Karin Randoja

6:15 PM  |  Screening & Talkback
Upstairs Web-series
A screening of episodes from a new, locally produced web series followed by a Q&A with production contributors Robert Hunter and others TBA
Presented with Upstairs Web-Series

7:45 PM   |  Staged Reading
In Plain Sight
A one-act play
Written by Gail Nyoka and d
irected by Terrence Spivey
Presented with Powerful Long Ladder Ensemble

9:00 PM   |  Staged Readings
6 Quick Cuts: Ten-Minute Plays from Playwrights Local's 2018 Open Submissions

  • Threshold: Written by Erin E. Dolan and directed by Jessica R Swank
  • Nudity Required: Written by Agnes Herrmann and directed by Christina Courtenay
  • Moth to a Flame: Written by Reys Phillips and directed by Jocelyn Laracuente
  • Vanilla Fudge: Written by Cornell Hubert Calhoun III and directed by Crystle Paynther  
  • Flirting Rights: Written by Amy Schwabauer and directed by James Kosmatka
  • Under a Watchful Eye: Written by John Busser and directed by Anne McEvoy


Creative Space at Waterloo Arts
397 East 156th Street
Cleveland, OH 44110


Note: No public parking in lot
adjacent to Creative Space
on East 156th Street.


Funding for The 4th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival is provided by:

Funding for Playwrights Local is provided by our valued patrons and the following organizations:


Jennifer Coleman and Cindy Gasparro at The George Gund Foundation

Amy Callahan and Waterloo Arts

All of our patrons and contributors

All of our partners and guest presenters

All of the playwrights, directors, actors, teachers, and other collaborators who made this event possible