Student Theatre enrichment Program: Song of Sankofa
July 29 - August 7, 2021
Cleveland Public Theatre’s celebrated Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) is Cleveland’s longest-running arts and job training program for teens. STEP returns to outdoor venues this summer, celebrating its comeback to in-person performances with an original play, Song of Sankofa.
After a relocation from her idyllic homeland and the death of a loved one, Jetta, a once free-spirited teenage girl, embarks on a journey through the natural world to recapture the magic of her fading childhood. Led by her childhood companion and a reluctant spiritual guide, Jetta learns the connection between youth and the natural world is deeper and more mystical than even she imagined.
Song of Sankofa showcases the ensemble work of eight young artists who are currently navigating the balance between the worlds of childhood and adulthood. Join us to experience this unique piece of free outdoor theatre!
Staff and Cast
Director: John Dayo-Aliya
Co-Director: Melissa Crum
Paris Burrell, Kyondalyss Cruz, Yousif Elberri, Taylor Mahone, Jaiyah Pryor, Janiely Santiago, Easton Sumlin, Alija Toles
7pm Thursday, July 29 (at CPT)
3:30pm Saturday, July 31 (at Woodhill Homes)
4:30pm Sunday, August 1 (at Cleveland Cultural Gardens)
7pm Monday, August 2 (at Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus)
3:30pm Wednesday, August 4 (at Riverside Park)
3:30pm Thursday, August 5 (at Outhwaite Community Center)
7pm Friday, August 6 (at Lincoln Park)
7pm Saturday, August 7 (at CPT)
Free, no tickets necessary
There are no content advisories for this production.
Cleveland Public Theatre
Outdoor Stage between Parish Hall and Church at CPT
6415 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
Woodhill Homes Community Center
2491 Baldwin Rd
Cleveland, OH 44104
Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Centennial Peace Plaza
1051 Martin Luther King Blvd
Harrison Dillard Trail
Cleveland, OH 44108
Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus
3649 E 65 Street
Cleveland, OH 44105
Riverside Park Community Center
17800 Parkmount Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44135
Outhwaite Community Center
2452 E 46th & Quincy Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44104
W 14th & Starkweather Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113