The iconic Karamu House is recognized as the oldest active African American theater in the nation.
The Department of Theater at Case Western Reserve University is among the first academic theater programs in the country.
A year ago, the two institutions signed an agreement to collaborate—and the first production to result from that arrangement premieres Oct. 12.
Karamu House President and CEO Tony F. Sias is directing the CWRU/Cleveland Play House Master of Fine Arts Acting Program’s fall show: The one-act play titled Everybody, a 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist in drama by Brooklyn, New York-based playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, is being staged in The Helen theater at Playhouse Square for two weeks. (Tickets are available on the Cleveland Play House website).