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Near West Theatre

Near West Theatre provides youth of Cleveland’s Near West Side with an alternative to drugs, violence and vandalism by involving them in the theater arts. Children, youth and adults participate in Near West Theatre’s productions, acquiring performance and technical training.

Executive Director: Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek

SVP Lead Partner: Kevin Shaw

Years of Engagement: 2003–2006

SVP Impact

  Unrestricted Grants      $ 96,000  
  Volunteer Hours      535 

Capacity Building Areas:

  • Executive coaching
  • Human Resources
  • Fundraising
  • Technology

Near West Theatre | SVP Saved My Life

It was in November, 2002 when our board consultant Thomas Mulready—now known for his work with Cool Cleveland—looked me in the eye having worked with me for 4 months and said, “Stephanie you need to get a vision for yourself.” I took those words to heart, deeply disturbed at the implication of Thomas’ advice and perspective... Read More »