Northeast Ohio’s arts scene continues to grow after struggles of the pandemic | Crain’s Cleveland Business

The Unit eXperience Project performs July 19 at Wade Oval Wednesday. | Ken Blaze








SOURCE: Crain’s Cleveland Business | Grant Segall
August 28, 2023

Cleveland Shakespeare has sold T-shirts saying “All the CLE’s a stage.”

“Theater can be anywhere, and theater is for everyone,” Artistic Director Dusten Welch told spectators last month of the troupe, which tours from Lorain to Mentor.

And CLE has a world of stages. Parks, plazas, porches, schools, libraries, hospitals, airports, cemeteries, shelters, prisons and repurposed factories all get in the act. City Ballet danced this month on a boardwalk over a marsh at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. Downtown Cleveland Inc. is recruiting buskers to work sidewalks in the footsteps of the late Maurice “Sax Man” Reedus Jr.

But the COVID-19 pandemic particularly hurt the arts and artists.