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New Ground Theatre Festival  |  Outcalt Theatre A Reading of: STANDARDIZED PATIENT Cleveland Play House

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Explore what leads someone to become a standardized patient, engaging in role play to help doctors develop a compassionate bedside manner. While listening to the humorous and heart-wrenching stories from the actors he’s interviewing, Derrick, a documentary filmmaker, quickly learns about the roots of empathy. Along the way, he also learns how unsympathetic doctors can learn kindness, and what happens when the line between reality and fiction starts to blur. When his subjects start inquiring about his own medical history and trauma, Derrick is forced to reckon with a form of healing that goes beyond the mere physical. 

New Ground Theatre Festival

CPH is thrilled to share NEW GROUND THEATRE FESTIVAL (NGTF) with you on Saturday, June 15 & Saturday, June 22 in the Outcalt Theatre!
Come out and experience new and invigorating stories brought to you by talented playwrights, artists, and arts professionals right here at CPH, in the heart of Playhouse Square!

NEWThis year, a COMMUNITY MEAL will be available in the Outcalt Theatre between readings!

  • To participate, purchase a ticket to the Reading + Dinner for $45 or purchase a NGTF Day Pass. The community dinner on June 22nd will take place after the reading of STANDARDIZED PATIENT, at approximately 5:30 p.m.  
  • Interested in multiple readings & dinner? See NGTF Day Pass options below.

Additional Ticket Information

CLICK HERE to purchase a NGTF Day Pass which includes both readings that day and the community dinner in between. 

June 15th NGTF Day Pass | $55

  • 3:30 p.m - A Reading of THE PRICE OF A TICKET*, written by Charles Smith, directed by Ron OJ Parson 
  • 5:30 p.m - COMMUNITY MEAL 
  • 7:30 p.m - A Reading of TO KEEP AND BEAR*, written by Uma Incrocci, directed by Michael Barakiva

June 22nd NGTF Day Pass | $55

  • 3:30 p.m - A Reading of STANDARDIZED PATIENT*, written by Phillip Christian Smith, directed by Mike Donahue 
  • 5:30 p.m - COMMUNITY MEAL
  • 7:30 p.m - A Reading of THE UNEXPECTED 3RD*, written by Kathryn Grody, directed by Timothy Near 

*All readings are recommended for ages 14 and up.