Our mission is to pursue excellence in the theater arts and build community through creative innovation, mentoring, and neighborhood involvement. We are composed of a diverse group of artists, and organized by co-directors Pandora Robertson, Sarah Greywitt and Fred Mowery with company members Amanda Lin Boyd and Arwen Mitchell.
SARAH GREYWITT (Co-Director) spent ten years working in Chicago’s off-loop theatre scene as an actor, director and producer. She loves the work of Michael Chekhov, and has worked with The Moving Dock Theatre Company, and studied with The Michael Chekhov Association and Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium. She has also studied Meisner with The Artistic Home in Chicago and participated in Raymond Bobgan’s devised directing class at Cleveland Public Theatre.
Originally from Northeast Ohio, Sarah started her work in theatre at the Beck Center, where she was a student in their children and teen theatre classes and productions for many years. Since her return to the area, she has been working with Cleveland Public Theatre and appeared in Free Radical and the Late Night Sketchbook: Part Two, The Wedding (Big Box 2013) and Waterways at CPT and also appeared in Motherhood Out Loud at Actors’ Summit. She was assistant director under Pandora Robertson in 13 Most American Dreams at CPT. She directed Kid Mystery and The Bald Soprano with OCTP and a staged reading of Armature by Andrew Kramer in CPT’s SpringBoard Staged Reading Series. Sarah holds an MA in Drama from Washington University in St. Louis. She has taught theatre and acting classes at Foluke Cultural Arts in Cleveland, as well as numerous other after school programs in Chicagoland and Northeast Ohio. She has taught theatre and public speaking classes at The City Colleges of Chicago, and is currently teaching at Cuyahoga Community College. In March 2014, Sarah will direct a “more full” production of Armature for CPT’s Big Box series, and in May will again be appearing in Free Radical and the Late Night Sketchbook with OCTP.
PANDORA ROBERTSON (Co-Director) is a 2016 Creative Workforce Fellow. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Funding for the Fellowship program is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga County residents through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
Pandora is Co-Director at Ohio City Theatre Project (OCTP) where she directed and created the January 2016 OCTP/Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) coproduction of Incendiaries. Also for OCTP, she directed and created the May 2014 premiere of Free Radical and The Night Sketchbook. Other recent credits include Mamai Theatre’s production of Woman and Scarecrow (director) (Cleveland Critic Circle Award “Superior Achievement” for direction and play), Theater Ninjas’ production of Melissa James Gibson’s [sic] (director), and Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 The Two Gentlemen of Verona (director). She was a CPT Joan Yellen Horvitz 2011-2012 Director Fellow. CPT credits include Meantime Anthopocene (director, creator), 13 Most American Dreams (director, creator), Crash Project (director, creator), Voice Over (director, creator) and Wanderlust: A History of Walking (actor). Cleveland Play House credits include Galileo (choreographer), The Emperor’s Groovy New Clothes (choreographer) and Ferdinand the Bull (choreographer). Pandora has worked extensively in Northeast Ohio as a director, actor, choreographer and dancer, with Great Lakes Theater, Dobama Theatre, Porthouse Theatre, convergence-continuum and Ensemble Theatre. She danced for seven years with Ohio Ballet under the direction of Heinz Poll. Upcoming projects in include Code Breakers (director/creator) for Theater Ninjas’ Broken Codes in May 2016.
FRED MOWERY (Co-Director) has over 15 years of experience producing theatre in Chicago and Cleveland. He is a former company member of WNEP Theatre (Chicago), and a founding member of Ohio City Theatre Project. Past producing credits include Kid Mystery (Ohio City Theatre Project), Living Storefront (Ohio City Theatre Project), Shadow of the Master, and The Killing Joke (Sulacco Productions in Chicago). He also has stage managed several productions, run sound and lights for others, and has engaged in numerous organizational activities for the arts. Other interests include volunteering with animal rescues, keeping up on current events and reading history.
AMANDA LIN BOYD (Company Member) Previous directing credits include Love in a Time of Media, part of Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2013 Big Box and The Vagina Monologues as well as several short art films. As a stage manager she has worked at Cleveland Public Theatre (Exact Change), Actors’ Summit (A Murder, Mystery and a Marriage, A Christmas Carol, Romantic Fools, Becky’s New Car, Five Course Love, The Winter Wonderettes, and A Girl’s Guide to Coffee), Ensemble Theatre’s production of The Gospel According to James as well as the Keegan Theatre Company out of Washington D.C., a company whom she traveled with to Ireland for three tours: (A Streetcar Named Desire, Death of a Salesman and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest).
ARWEN MITCHELL (Company Member) is a Midwest-based writer with over a decade of experience in playwriting, dramaturgy, and theatre history. Her creative and academic work focuses on American history, women’s studies, pop culture, and humanism. As the co-facilitator and writer for The Old State Capitol’s Living History program in Springfield, Illinois, she developed versatile dramatic material and programming for historic sites, and frequently performed one of her pieces as Frances Dana Barker Gage, noted 19th-century abolitionist. Her produced plays include RPM (Revolutions Per Minute), Bitter Pills, The Maybe Pile, Snake Oil, Everybody Has One, and I’ve Got Nothing to Do Today But Smile. Since moving to Cleveland, she has worked with Ohio City Theatre Project as a dramaturge for their production of The Bald Soprano as well as the upcoming Free Radical and The Late Night Sketchbook. She was recently one of the finalists for Cleveland Public Theatre’s Nord Playwriting Fellowship. She holds an MS in Theatre History & Criticism from Illinois State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. She has taught an extensive roster of college courses in theatre, humanities and creative writing, and continues to do so throughout the Cleveland area.