Shore Welcome's Terrence Spivey as Artistic Associate

Terrence Spivey, new Artistic Associate at Shore Cultural Centre. Photo courtesy of So Holland Photography. 

Shore Cultural Centre is pleased to announce that Terrence Spivey will be joining Shore as Artistic Associate in theatre programming. “I am excited to be a part of Shore and their team in enhancing the Shore’s standing as an arts organization in Cleveland,” said Spivey.

Spivey was the artistic director of Cleveland’s acclaimed theatre company Karamu House for 12 years until his departure in 2015 due to the board’s decision to reduce expenses and change the makeup of the administrative staff. While at Karamu, he was involved with over 70 mainstage productions, 25 of which he directed. Since then, Spivey has been a free-lance director doing such productions as Bootycandy at convergence-continuum and Objectively/Reasonable, a play about Tamir Rice, at Playwrights Local. Spivey has also directed at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City, Crossroads Theatre in Brunswick, New Jersey, Red Carpet Theatre in Harlem and Akron’s Weathervane Playhouse. He served as an Adjunct Professor at Kent State University and Theatre Curator for the 2006 edition of Ingenuity Festival of Arts and Technology I Cleveland. Spivey is also an actor and member of Actors Equity Association, AFTRA and SAG.

During Spivey’s first year at the Shore, he will be directing a reader’s theatre production of August Wilson’s (Fences, The Piano Lesson) autographical play How I Learned What I Learned featuring former-politician-turned-actor Peter Lawson Jones as the playwright.  It will run for only one performance, March 25 at 7:30pm, as a fundraiser for Shore and will take place in the Shore Auditorium. Student outreach and a panel discussion on August Wilson are in discussion for March as well. Tickets and further information will be available shortly. 

Spivey will also develop and offer four workshops and additional play readings throughout the coming year. “We are happy to welcome Terrence Spivey to Shore, and look forward to working with him," said Chris Cipriani, Shore's director of programming and marketing. "The potential to expand our performing arts programming with the addition of Mr. Spivey is very exciting. Our 850 seat theater, known for it's amazing acoustics, is a hidden gem in Euclid and we can't wait for more people to discover it and the amazing talent we have at Shore." 

Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd Street in Euclid. For more information about upcoming events, and the August Wilson play reading, visit or call 216-289-8578. 

Chris Cipriani

Jim Spittle 

Shore Cultural Centre 

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017