In OUr Wake

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland, OH (Gordon Square)
Professional Theatre

Created & Performed by the participants of Y-Haven, a branch of the Greater Cleveland YMCA.

January 26 - January 29, 2023

Show Description:

Amari is trying―trying to show up when she says she will, trying to finish what she starts, trying to do the right thing, for once. On the day of her mother’s wake, she goes on a journey to sort out her life. Along the path, she discovers that change and growth create a ripple effect she couldn’t have imagined. What does it mean to repair damage done long ago? What wreckage do we leave behind in the wake of our actions? Is it ever too late to say what needs to be said? Created in collaboration with the YMCA’s Y-Haven community, In Our Wake explores the process of seeking to make amends and finding hope in new beginnings.

Staff and Cast

Directors: Melissa Crum and Obed Medina

Shaun Drake, Greg Emory-White, Ronald Favors, Karen Gay, Jaser Hasan, Adam Hughes, Abraham Jeffries, Douglas Johnson, Kathleen Kingsbury, Telisha Laster, Melissa Miller, Samantha Nelson, Willie Smiley, Asia Worley


7pm Thursday
7pm Friday
6:30pm Saturday*
2pm Sunday 

*Tickets for this benefit performance are $100 and include an appetizer reception and performance. To purchase tickets for the benefit, visit


Free, except for the benefit performance on Saturday

(216) 631-2727

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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.


Ticket holders who have been exposed to COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms are asked to remain at home and contact the box office to discuss flexible options for their tickets.


Effective November 22, 2022, masks are optional, but recommended for patrons, staff, and volunteers in all public areas of CPT.

We realize that all people are unique and have different levels of comfort while attending live performances; thus, we are offering patrons the option of attending one of our Covid-Conscious performances on Thursdays for Test Flight and Danceworks; and Sundays for mainstage performances. The events/shows where these performances are offered will be indicated on each event’s page. Patrons will be required to wear masks for the duration of these events. Per the CDC, the masks that offer the best protection against Covid-19 are N95, K95 or surgical. Masks will be available upon request at the box office.


CPT has added ionization to our HVAC system, which is known to reduce risk from COVID-19.


All productions will be ticketed up to full capacity.


Please consider digital ticket delivery for a touch-free experience.


We are following enhanced cleaning and strict disinfection protocols.


We have hand sanitizer available and encourage guests to wash their hands frequently.

Content Advisories

This production contains some strong language, and talk about substance use, and grief.


Gordon Square Theatre
Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44102