Dobama Theatre announces lineup of substitute programming for 2020-21 period

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — Dobama Theatre has introduced a lineup of alternative programming, including filmed performances and a digital theatre pageant in lieu of are living productions for the 2020-21 year.



a man jumping in the air: Christopher Bohan performs as Brian in "How to be a Respectable Junkie" at Dobama Theatre in 2017. The theatre will release a filmed version of the play in early 2021.


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Christopher Bohan performs as Brian in “How to be a Respectable Junkie” at Dobama Theatre in 2017. The theatre will release a filmed model of the participate in in early 2021.

“The 20/21 period will be a yr of intermission, changeover, and transformation. We are thrilled to expose our strategies for a yr of enjoyable choice creative programming, expense in new enjoy enhancement, and engagement with our shared group,” said the theatre’s artistic director Nathan Motta in a press release. “We also search ahead to sharing daring anti-racism and anti-bias action options in the coming months as we maintain ourselves accountable to the crucial get the job done of dismantling destructive antiquated theatre methods and making a welcoming, equitable, and safe and sound artmaking organization. Dobama Theatre will arise from this instant more robust, targeted, more equitable, and with renewed intent.”

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Headlining the program is the Immersive Theatre Festival, established for Oct 15-25, featuring interactive theatrical ordeals together with a efficiency of “Torso Ebook Club” by Northeast Ohio’s Shadow of the Run immersive theatre enterprise.

The offerings also include things like “The Soliloquy Venture,” a collection of small movies that includes memorable monologues from past Dobama productions and noteworthy modern day playwrights a filmed model of “How to Be a Respectable Junkie,” a engage in that premiered on the Dobama phase back again in 2017 “Quarantine Q&As” on Zoom with artists included in the theatre’s 2021 period and on line masterclasses with Motta and other Dobama artists.

Dobama Theatre, which phone calls by itself Cleveland’s off-Broadway theatre, introduced a few plays in several stages of improvement, way too. “What We Glance Like” is B.J. Tindal’s dramedy about a Black household that moves to a suburban white community. “The Land of Oz” is a musical based on the 2nd reserve in L. Frank Baum’s Oz series and will be Dobama’s holiday getaway demonstrate after the theater is able to reopen at total capacity at its Cleveland Heights home.

The theater is also teasing a new commission from “a renowned American playwright, adapted from an amazing new guide by a area author” that it will announce when the ink is dry on the offer.

Memberships, which offers patrons access to all of the programming, are available for $168. More info can be discovered at dobama.org/2021-period.

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