TICKETS

TICKETS COMING SOON

 


JUNE 10, 2017    3:00 & 7:00 P.M.

BELIEVE IN CLEVELAND

BELIEVE IN CLEVELANDwritten by DANIEL GRAY-KONTAR and directed by TONY F. SIAS, President + CEO of Karamu House is a narrative docudrama about the historic election of Carl B. Stokes, Jr as the nation’s first African-American mayor of a major metropolitan city. By combining poetry, song, dance and multi-media, the monologues and conversations captured are drawn from primary source material as newspaper articles, autobiographical notes, and video clips.  However, much of what appears in the piece is comprised of fictionalized accounts of the historical period.  BELIEVE IN CLEVELAND conceptualized by Sias, and written by poet, rapper, and journalist Daniel Gray-Kontar, executive director of Twelve Literary + Performative Arts Incubator. Student interns from Twelve Arts have co-written the story.  BELIEVE IN CLEVELAND is a testament to the hope, struggle, and triumph of a city that set race aside to make history forty years before the election of the nation’s first African American president, Barack Hussein Obama.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2017

SIMPLY SIMONE: THE MUSIC OF NINA SIMONE

created by ROBERT NEBLETT and DAVID GRAPES

with musical arrangements by VINCE DIMURA

A Regional Premiere                                      

 

OCT. – NOV. 2017                                                                  

THE LAKE EFFECT

written by RAJIV JOSEPH

produced in collaboration with Ensemble Theatre

An Ohio Premiere

 

DECEMBER 2017

A HOLIDAY JAZZ MUSICAL REVUE

A World Premiere

Karamu celebrates the Holidays this season with an original Jazz musical revue featuring favorite Holiday classics. Join us for a “holly, jolly,” jazzy ride down memory lane with whole-hearted hilarity, and a touch of sass.

 

FEBRUARY 2018

SASSY MAMAS

written by CELESTE BEDFORD WALKER

A Regional Premiere

 

APRIL 2018

THE ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL IN HER SEARCH FOR GOD

written by LISA CODRINGTON

adapted from the short story

by GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

An American Premiere

 

JUNE 2018

A NEW MUSICAL

A Regional Premiere

Stay tuned to hear about a haunting new musical so electrifying that Variety Magazine calls it, “Emotionally HOT!” This hip-hop-infused epic musical received its New York Premier in 2015 and will be officially announced in June 2017.