PLAYWRIGHTS' GYM: My Story Festival


  • Dobama Theatre 2340 Lee Rd Cleveland Heights, OH, 44118 United States

The My Story Festival will be a weekend of new work by members of the Playwrights' GYM. These new dramatic works will all be based on the life experiences of people in our community who have risen to meet challenges. These plays will all receive a workshop production. The Festival has the following performance schedule:

Thursday, June 16 at 7:30pm & Friday, June 17 at 8pm:
Plays by:


Stuart Hoffman: Pride Shabbot
When Zack is asked to speak at his childhood synagogue about being a young, gay, Jewish man, he must decide whether to tell the story they want to hear, or his true feelings.

Christopher Johnston: My Body is Blue
A young woman relies on her poetry and creativity to overcome domestic abuse.

Greg Vovos: How to be a Respectable Junkie
Despite pleas from his dog to do otherwise, Brian decides he will make a video about his heroin addiction before he checks out from life for good.

Saturday, June 18 at 2:30pm & 8pm:
Plays by:


Dr. Mary E. Weems: The Monster Under the Bed
A Black woman, her alter-ego and her rapist meet in limbo.

Faye Sholiton: Becoming Justin
Becoming Justin is a play about turning a disability into a celebration of differences. 

Cornell Calhoun III: Crystal Clear
A single mother's quest to conquer the Mighty Breast Cancer.

Anne McEvoy: Funnel Cakes Not Included
There’s nothing fun about mental illness, but there's plenty that's funny about it…especially through the lens of late night talk shows, amusement parks, improv sessions, and more 80s sitcom references than you ever wanted.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students. Dobama Members receive FREE admission, but must call 216.932.3396 or e-mail boxoffice@dobama.org to reserve their tickets.