"Let's do it again." It's mid-May, and the cast, a combination of Cleveland Public Theatre regulars and members of Teatro Publico de Cleveland, a Latino theater company CPT launched in 2013, is two weeks away from the first public preview of "Johanna: Facing Forward." The atmosphere is collegial and collaborative, much lighter than the dark, difficult material in Rivas' production - teen-dating violence, stalking and rape.
Later, they run through a gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines moment in the script - the September 2007 sentencing of Ruiz, when then-Judge Timothy Mc Ginty sent the 17-year-old to prison for 27 years. "It's almost like, that's the best he could do, right? "It's all still about From left: Johanna Orozco (with son Malcolm) and Plain Dealer reporter Rachel Dissell (and daughter Willa) tour Gordon Square Theatre in the summer of 2014 to see the space that will house "Johanna: Facing Forward." The world-premiere play is based on Dissell's 2007 series about Orozco's inspiring journey of courage and recovery and Orozco's journals. ' " The playwright reached out to the reporter on New Year's Day 2014, almost seven years after the stories were published.
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