‘A spiritual dimension to this work’

The folks at the Cleveland Arts Prize are posting a series of videos about the lives and work of past winners. We just got a look at this gem of a piece on our own Stephanie Morrison-Hrbek, soon to be posted at the Arts Prize video page. Stephanie, our Executive Director and founder, won CAP’s 2009 Martha Joseph Prize for Distinguished Service to the Arts. Each year the prize goes to an organization or person whose “exceptional commitment, vision, leadership or philanthropy has made a significant contribution to the vitality of the arts in Northeast Ohio.” Filmmaker Ted Sikora interviewed Stephanie and documented her at work during dress rehearsals for our May 2013 production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. He’s done a nice job of capturing how, in Stephanie’s life, “musical theater pulled together all the things that I love.” “There is a spiritual dimension to this work that feeds me continually,” she says. — Hans Holznagel


Near West Theatre is grateful for ongoing programmatic support from the Ohio Arts CouncilCuyahoga Arts and Culture, and Greater Cleveland Community Shares.


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