Harlequinade 2019

A Benefit for Talespinner Children's Theatre

Join us Oct. 19 for Harlequinade 2019: A Benefit for Talespinner Children's Theatre!

This year we are honoring Carrie Carpenter for her contributions to the Gordon Square Arts District and announcing our 2019 season!

With food and drink celebrating Cleveland's most exciting local businesses, games to make you feel like a kid again, raffle prizes at all levels, and a performance of our upcoming education and outreach tour, you and your date are going to have a BLAST!

Plus, you'll be supporting our work here at TCT - bringing locally written, designed and performed works that introduce children to the vast world of PLAY. Grab your tickets for Harlequinade today!

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Photos by Steve Wagner

Harlequin Award - Carrie Carpenter

Carrie Carpenter

Carrie Carpenter is Senior Vice President, Regional Manager of Corporate Affairs for Huntington National Bank, where she directs community engagement strategies for the Cleveland region.

She was a founding board member of the Gordon Square Arts District, where she also served as its President and Executive Director for three years and led the expansion of its work to integrate a broader range of art into its mission, enhanced the neighborhood with public art and murals, created the Gordon Square Artist-in-Residence program, developed programs to support the artist workforce, and launched www.clevelandartistregistry.org.

Carpenter earned her B.A. magna cum laude from Kent State University in political science and women’s studies, and her Masters in Strategic Public Relations from George Washington University. She currently serves on the board of the Cleveland Foundation where she chairs the social impact investment committee and is vice chair of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank board. She previously served as board chair of Cleveland Public Theatre and as vice chair of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission. She is the founder and director of Women’s Networking Group-Cleveland, a 17,000-member social media discussion group that focuses on empowering women in the workplace.


Food Sponsored By

Astoria cafe - market - spirits Chef William Creations Great Lakes Brewing Gypsy Beans & Baking Co Heinen's Ninja City Kitchen and Bar

Sponsor Levels

  • Master Puppeteer: $5,000
  • Journeyman Puppeteer: $2,500
  • Resident Puppeteer: $1,000
  • Apprentice Puppeteer: $500
  • Novice Puppeteer: $250
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