Breakout Session (or Frogorse)
By: Nikkole Salter
October 27 - November 12, 2022
Can a society legislate a change of heart? In Breakout Session (or Frogorse), a corporate training company is vying for a city contract for de-escalation and anti-bias training with Cleveland’s Police Department. When the white facilitator, presenting to Black and Latino police officers, tosses the approved curriculum out the window to ignite change her way, the session spirals in unexpected ways. Can a mantis shrimp and a crocodile teach us about building trust and the strength of vulnerability? Inspired by Cleveland’s Consent Decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, Breakout Session (or Frogorse) was commissioned by Cleveland Public Theatre with funding from the National New Play Network (NNPN). Continued World Premiere.
Staff and Cast
Director: Beth Wood
Joey Florez Jr., Joshua McElroy, Troian Soo, Tina D. Stump, Nicole Sumlin, Beth Wood
2pm Sundays (10/30 and 11/6 only)
Health and Safety Guidelines
As we approach a lower rate of COVID-19 transmission in Cuyahoga County per the CDC, vaccinations are strongly recommended but not required for patrons at CPT effective March 1st, 2022.
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Breakout Session (or Frogorse) includes depictions and/or discussions of racism, bias, and violence. This production features characters who are Cleveland Division of Police officers wearing fake uniforms that include fake firearms. For details or additional content, please contact the Box Office at 216.631.2727 x501 or by emailing email@example.com
James Levin Theatre
Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102