Jason Estremera Actor, Teatro Publico de Cleveland, Board of Directors, Cleveland Public Theatre Director of Business Services, Northeast Ohio Hispanic Business Center Owner, Trunk-Menswear clothing store Jason Estremera is an actor, fashion merchant and promoter of small businesses. His premiere in the acting world came in 2014 when he joined Teatro Publico de Cleveland and earned a role as the co-star of Johanna: Facing Forward, a bilingual production by Teatro Publico de Cleveland at Cleveland Public Theatre in the Gordon Square Arts District. The play was based on a Plain Dealer series of the same name. He is the
Hilary Gent Visual Artist Hilary Gent is a full time artist, gallery owner and event planner, and her studio and business, HEDGE Gallery, are located within the 78th Street Studios. Hilary attended Kent State University, where she graduated with a BFA, concentrating in painting. HEDGE Gallery is a contemporary art space dedicated to exhibiting local emerging and professional artists and represents the work of 12 Northeast Ohio based artists. Gent’s oil paintings are in the permanent collections of The Cleveland Clinic and the American Heart Association, as well as several law firms and local businesses. She is represented by Maria Neil
Andrew Reach Visual Artist Andrew Reach, raised in Miami, Florida, knew he wanted to be an architect. Reach attended school at Pratt Institute and worked with firms in New York and Los Angeles, before returning to Miami to work with HOK Architects. At the start of construction as project architect on the Frost Museum, Andrew underwent a second surgery for a spinal disease and from that point he was unable to continue in his profession. He channeled his energies from architecture to fine artist using digital tools to create large-scale abstract prints that would be too physically demanding for him
Chris Seibert Performance Artist Chris Seibert owns a home and works in the Gordon Square neighborhood. Chris wears many hats as a performer, director, educator and playwright. Chris has been with Cleveland Public Theatre since 2001 when she met founder James Levin and began collaborating with executive artistic director Raymond Bobgan. Working with CPT, Chris has facilitated the production of over 40 original, ensemble-driven performance works. Through CPT’s Education programs she has worked collaboratively with Cleveland inner-city teens, children in public housing, justice-involved women and adults in recovery to create original performances based on the participants’ life experiences.