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Join us Oct. 20 for Harlequinade 2018: A Benefit for Talespinner Children's Theatre!

This year we are honoring Raymond Bobgan and Holly Holsinger for their contributions to TCT and the Cleveland theatre community and announcing our 2019 season!

With food and drink celebrating Cleveland's most exciting local businesses, games to make you feel like a kid again, raffle prizes at all levels, and a performance of our upcoming education and outreach tour, you and your date are going to have a BLAST!

Plus, you'll be supporting our work here at TCT - bringing locally written, designed and performed works that introduce children to the vast world of PLAY. Grab your tickets for Harlequinade today!

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Harlequin Award - Raymond Bobgan and Holly Holsinger


This is Raymond Bobgan's 12th season in the leadership position at Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT). Raymond specializes in working through an ensemble process to create new performances that are bold, multilayered, and highly physical.


Holly Holsinger is an Associate Professor at Cleveland State University where she specializes in acting, voice, and movement. She recently received a Distinguished Faculty Award, the University's top honor for teaching and was the first recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award for CSU's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

For a full bio of Raymond and Holly, please visit our Events and News page.

PLUS: Zanni Award - Melanie Boeman (TCT Resident Costume Designer)

Melanie Boeman has been a part of the company since its inception. Her past works include Mr. Scrooge's Ghosts, The Rainbow Serpent, Sundiata, Hook & Smee, The Mummies & the Magic Prince, The Crocodile, the Cobra & the Girl Down the Well, Golden, Prince Ivan & the Firebird, Finn McCool, The Silent Princess, Rosalynde & the Falcon, Clara & the Nutcracker, Loki & Lucy, The Floating Dolls, Aesop's Pirate Adventure, Adventures in Slumberland, The Emperor's Ears, The Magic Flute and The Tale of the Name of the Tree . She received her Bachelor of Arts from Cleveland State University and is Costume Shop Manager at Baldwin Wallace University.

And Featuring

The world premiere of TCT's 2019 Touring Production WHEN THE LION SNEEZED (Tales from Ancient Assyria and Beyond) by Toni K. Thayer.

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Sponsor Levels
Master Puppeteer: $5,000
Journeyman Puppeteer: $2,500
Resident Puppeteer: $1,000
Apprentice Puppeteer: $500
Novice Puppeteer: $250

Chuck & Char Fowler Bar Name/Resident Puppeteer
Elisabeth Farwell-Moreland Apprentice Puppeteer
Cuyahoga Community College Apprentice Puppeteer
Hyland Software Novice Puppeteer
Liz Conway Novice Puppeteer
Deb Conway Novice Puppeteer
Conway Group Novice Puppeteer
Rick Garcia Novice Puppeteer
Detroit Shoreway $100 Level

Food Sponsors:
Brandon Stout Nebeker Special Guest Chef
Astoria Cafe & Market
Dave's Ohio City
Gypsy Beans & Baking Co.
Saucy Brew Works
Ali Garrigan
Ashley Davenport-Davenport's Divine Delicacies
Oakland Lewis-Savour Caribbean

Would you like to become a Harlequinade 2018 Sponsor, or donate an item to the Silent Auction?

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Can't attend the benefit but still want to help out?

You can still donate to TCT by using the PayPal button below. Your donation will go to help fund our upcoming productions and education programs.

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