Women's Voices Project 2012 Survial Skills at Cleveland Public Theatre April 13 and 14

This inspiring evening will feature original drama, story and poetry created and presented by the Cleveland Public Theater Women's Voices Project, a program for women recovering from domestic violence, addictions and other adversities. Women's Voices is a 13 - year collaboration between Cleveland Public Theatre and the Elyria YWCA Women's Campus Project. The Program equips Women's Campus Project residents with the tools for creative expression and supports their transition to independent living. Following performances at Cleveland Public Theatre and The Elyria YWCA, the women will tour their work to the area universities, recovery centers and prisons.

Under the guidance of CPT Education Director Chris Seibert, Women's Voices participants have worked with gifted local artists Deborah Burke, Lisa Langford, Faye Hargate, Sally Groth and Elizabeth R. Wood.

"The writing component of the Women's Voices Project encourages self-reflection and exploration of past events or problematic relationships to promote healing and a positive emotional outlet for the participants," says Chris Seibert, director of education at CPT. "The performance is where the women and the audience get to see how far they have come. It is truly amazing to share their process as they create art from their experiences and change their perception of self in the process."

Survival Skills features work by Andrea S., Jackie C., Jenny F., Kym S., Monica A., Patty L., Satedra B., Sherry D., Teresa B., Terrina J. and Melissa B.

Survival Skills

Wednesday, April 11
7:00 pm
Elyria YWCA
318 West Ave.
Elyria, OH

Friday and Saturday, April 13 & 14
7:30 pm
Cleveland Public Theatre
6415 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, April 18
7:30 pm
Lakeland Community College
Performing Arts Center
7700 Clocktower Dr.
Kirtland, OH
Made possible by The Women's Center at Lakeland Community College

FREE & Open to the Public

Donations will be accepted

Performances will be followed by a post-show discussion and reception

Women's Voices Project is made possible by generous support from Eva L. & Joseph M. Bruening Foundation, Elyria YWCA, KeyBank and the Nord Family Foundation.

For more information about The Women's Voices Project or CPT's Education programming please contact Chris Seibert, Education Director, at 216.631.2727 x 201 or cseibert@cptonline.org.