Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Theater Ninjas construct “A Proper Murder”

Contact: Jeremy Paul, Theater Ninjas
(440) 773-4719

October 7, 2009

Theater Ninjas construct “A Proper Murder”
Georg Büchner’s classic story of ‘Woyzeck’ comes to Tremont

CLEVELAND, OH – Theater Ninjas return with “A Proper Murder”, Georg Büchner's classic play ‘Woyzeck’ brought to life at Asterisk Gallery in Tremont. Equal parts epic drama and dark comedy, dream-world and slice-of-life, Theater Ninjas' production of "A Perfect Murder" is an exciting chance to see one of the greatest modern tragedies ever written. “A Proper Murder” follows a poor soldier trying to scrape together a living for his family. Beaten down by life, he is driven over the brink into madness by his lover’s infidelity. The play was unfinished when Büchner died in 1837 and lost for almost 40 years. Since its re-discovery, it has been hailed as the first ‘proletarian tragedy’ and transformed into multiple operas, films and musicals. The kick-off show of Theater Ninjas’ fourth season, “A Proper Murder” is partially funded by a grant from the Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Fund.

Theater Ninjas was founded in 2006 and performs original works and interpretations emphasizing accessible stylistic experimentation, drawing on elements of physical theater, film, improv comedy, dance, and graphic novels. The Ninjas also offer a chance for up-and-coming artists to develop their craft while providing affordable experiences that entertain, provoke and excite the next generation of Clevelanders.

More information and tickets are available at

“A Proper Murder”
October 29 – November 21, 2009
Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 8pm
Sunday – 3pm
Monday, November 9 & 16 – 8pm
*No Show Friday, November 13

Tickets: $10-$15. Wear a costume Halloween night and tickets are just $5!



Facilitator: SPACES
Friday, October 23, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Join us as we bid fond farewell to our alma mater with a grab-bag of activities and forums. Academy participants and the general public are invited to participate in The Paradigm Race. Visitors will be encouraged to test their wits and stamina in a fun, friendly, physical, and theoretical debate. The last-standing competitor able to pontificate on random topics while engaged in physical exertion earns an honorary (although useless) doctorate from The Plum Academy. All alumni and the public are welcome!
Cost: FREE, no pre-registration required

Repair Shop Closing Auction
Friday, October 23, 2009, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Peruse the re-pairs/re-creations of SPACELab artist Mark Moskovitz this Friday, between 6:00–8:00 p.m. at SPACES. During the closing of Moskovitz's Repair Shop, the artist will host a silent auction consisting of "repaired objects" brought in by gallery visitors and left to the artist's discretion. With the owner's permission, Moskovitz had the option of repairing the object to its original condition or altering the object aesthetically. Visitors then pay for repairs or the modified art object or relinquish the object to the artist for auction. Proceeds will be split between SPACES, the artist, and Cleveland's Success Tech Academy. There is no charge for admission to this event, which also runs concurrently with The Plum Academy's final forum, Commencement: The Paradigm Race.

More on Moskovitz's SPACELab project ...

SWAP | Jiří Surůvka | wouldn't it be fun to pee in a bun
Working amidst a post-industrial and post-socialist landscape, the artist creates sculpture, painting, and performance that offer irony, humor and an aggressive look at issues facing his community and the world at large.

SPACELAB | Elaine Hullihen | a float, a flicker
In a float, a flicker Hullihen explores the ceaselessness of time and apprehending time's unstoppable current.

Saturday, October 17, 2009



An exhibition of artwork produced from reclaimed refrigerator doors

Curated by Daiv Wailey and Dana L. Depew

Opening reception Friday Nov 13, 2009, 6 – 11pm

featuring a musical performance by the Flat Can Company

Show runs through Dec 5
Hrs by appt

Featuring works by:

Dana L. Depew
Melissa Daubert
Wally Two Hawks
Stephen Yusko
Paul Sydorenko
Joyce Porcelli
Loren Naji
Pedro Dell
Edward A. Raffel
Michelle Murphy
Wes Johansen
Doug Meyer
Carol Hummel
Matt Bartel
Joe Fruce
Dana Oldfather
Matt Dibble
Ron Gundel
Pedro Dell
The Sign Guy
Chris Yambar
Miss Melvis
Ken Chapin
Marie Wohadlo
Karyn Ludlam
Kellie Evans
Kathy Simone
Dave Huffman
Cindy Penter
Maria Miranda
Mary Platz-Hughes
Daiv Whaley
Teresa Bosko
Scott Pickering
Bernadette Glorioso
Katy Murray
Sweet & Savory
Caryn Steerman
Lolita Wilson
Chester Hopkins-Bey
Gina Washington
Kole Robinson

generously sponsored by Whole Foods Market and Pabst
2393 Professor Ave, in historic Tremont

Thursday, October 15, 2009



Attention all freaks, geeks, plastics and preps: SPACES gives you prom on your terms!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

VIP Yacht Club Party: 6 p.m. –8 p.m.

Downstairs Dancehall: 8 p.m. –1 a.m.

Cleveland, OH, October 14, 2009—Grab a date (or two), break out the boutonnieres; and call up your clique. For those who didn’t get asked, had too much “punch,” got kicked out for cross-dressing, or wore the wrong dress, here is your mulligan for the enchanted evening you were promised in high school. Join us for our annual benefit party, Erie Prom: Enchantment Under the Lake. The big bash/splash will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at SPACES (2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, OH 44113). This night to remember begins with a VIP Yacht Club Party and ends with a gallery chock full of great art for sale, games and activities, campy photo opps, and dancing (without chaperones). Individual tickets ($135 for the VIP Yacht Club Party at 6 p.m. and $50 for the Downstairs Dancehall at 8 p.m.) are available for purchase online through Thursday, November 5. Those who decide to attend last minute can buy tickets the night of the benefit at the door.

From 6 to 8 p.m., VIP guests will be treated to fine fare by Flavor the Town while boogying down to the tantalizing sounds of Martini Five-O. The VIP exclusive silent auction offers guests first dibs on luxury packages as well as artwork by some of Cleveland’s most prestigious talents, including the photography services of Billy Delfs. As soon as the Yacht Club cools down, the Downstairs Dancehall ignites like the Cuyahoga from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. The Dancehall features yet another fabulous silent art auction featuring work by regional artists; artist-made accessories for purchase that are ready to wear (available at The Prom Shop); activities, including a number of games of chance; food from Cleveland neighborhood favorites; and DJ Chris Kulcsar treats the “gymnasium” to nostalgic sounds that will have guests doing “the sprinkler”.

Paying homage to our Great Lake Erie, we claim the grand theme with a new twist. Remember: This is your do-over—YOUR prom. Creativity, outsiders and weirdness are not only condoned, but encouraged! Wear what you really wanted to wear the first time around, or come decked out in Lake Erie-inspired duds. Whether you feel pretty in pink, dapper in a tux or you want to flex those Zebra Mussels, this is your all-access hall-pass to one of Cleveland’s wildest parties of the year. Proceeds from the event make SPACES’ programming and operations possible.

Benefit Details at a glance

Name: Erie Prom: Enchantment Under the Lake

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009

Why: Proceeds from the event make SPACES’ programming and operations possible.

· VIP Yacht Club Party: 6 p.m.–1 a.m.

o $135 per person

o Open bar 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

· Downstairs Dancehall: 8 p.m.–1 a.m.

o $50

· Tickets are available for purchase for both parties online through Thursday, November 5, 2009. After November 5, tickets for both parties will only be sold at the door the night of the benefit.

o For an additional $10, Dancehall goers can crash the VIP Teachers’ Lounge upstairs to check out the scenery, escape the crowds, and chill with the featured drink: The Undertow.

o Work by regional artists will be up for auction during both parties.; Entertainment: VIP Yacht Club Party: the tantalizing sounds of Martini Five-O; Downstairs Dancehall: Chris Kulcsar mixes up some nostalgic beats

More info: or email