Student Theatre enrichment Program: Song of Sankofa

Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland, OH (Gordon Square)
Professional Theatre

July 29 - August 7, 2021

Show Description:

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: Mel
issa 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

Content Advisories

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


Lincoln Park
W 14th & Starkweather Ave.
Cleveland, OH 441