June 7th and 8th:
Relay for Life at
Euclid High School with a performance by our Improv Troupe!
Murder Mystery Auditions
Auditions for our
UPSTAGE PLAYERS PROUDLY ANNOUNCES A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY AND A MOVE TO A NEW PERFORMANCE VENUE!
UpStage Players will be celebrating our upcoming 20th Anniversary season at a new performace venue: a 600-seat auditorium located at the Cleveland Public Library’s Memorial-Nottingham branch! There will also be at least 250 parking spaces at our new venue.
UpStage Players and
the Cleveland Public Library are natural collaborators, as both
organizations have goals that concern the welfare of children and
adults. This combination is a win-win for all who take the stage, sit
in the audience and help support either the library system or UpStage
Councilman Michael Polensek, who worked closely with both the Cleveland Public Library and UpStage Players in nurturing this partnership, expressed his endorsement of the collaboration at UpStage’s V.I.P. performance of The Little Mermaid, Jr., in March. “I’m in total support of a theatre group utilizing this great space,” he said. “I look forward to bigger and better shows and performances. Everyone in Northeast Ohio will know where UpStage Players is located.”
Our new venue allows us to peruse new goals over the next few year:
-Laying the groundwork to produce another play or musical during the year—one that would be geared towards and include teens.
-Increasingly look to the alumni of the organization to get more
involved, both financially and as collaborators and volunteers. With
additional seating and a larger facility, we can now plan homecoming
extravaganzas to coincide with performances, as well as work to
introduce our current participants to our alumni. We hope that
experiences like these will enhance our current group’s overall
experience, as well as bring back memories for former cast and crew
members, while also allowing our staff and volunteers to catch up with
"I appreciate the library’s offer to collaborate, as well as the hard work of those involved in negotiating this move for our 2014 season, which will be our 20th year as UpStage Players. The move is a welcome one, as our growing audiences can be accommodated. We work for the kids of Greater Cleveland. The value of the arts in a community cannot be underestimated. We proudly foster teamwork, service, self-confidence, self-esteem, responsibility, leadership and creativity, and provide a fun social outlet within the safe environment of a theatre experience. A new facility that meets our ever-evolving needs will go a long way in helping UpStage continue to provide a top-notch experience to the young people of Northeast Ohio.”
-Executive Director, Bernadette Walsh
are looking for ten motivated students ages 12-18 to participate in a
summer theatre internship program. The focus of the program will be on
protecting our lakefront. We are collaborating with the Adopt a Beach
program in doing beach cleanups, meeting experts on the Lakefront,
visiting Columbus and touring the Statehouse, researching and writing and performing
an original play to help promote awareness of keeping the Lakefront
Please note that you do not have to be a part of UpStage Players to be eligible to participate in this internship. All participants will receive a stipend for their involvement in this project.
-Applications must be received by June 2nd to: email@example.com or mailed to Carrie Walsh-Hilf, 891 E. 237th Street, Euclid, OH 44123 -There will be an interviewing process for prospective candidates of this
wonderful opportunity tentatively scheduled for June 5th and 6th.