Artful presents Batrachomyomachia

Interns model prototypes of frog headpieces for this summer's production.

This summer, ARTFUL is at it again—producing another community-devised theater piece through a series of workshops and summer youth camps. Batrachomyomachia—an Homeric epic, which translates as the battle between the frogs and the mice—is this year’s theme. 

The camps and workshops begin in mid-July, and the schedule will be posted by mid-June on ARTFUL’s website, For information, send an e-mail to

Already, high-school interns are working together to create prototypes for the murine and froggish headpieces, armor and other props that will bring to life this humorous epic.

The first two performance will be at the newly renovated Brownhoist Ballroom, at 4403 St. Clair Ave. in Cleveland, Aug. 23 and 25. The final performance will take place in UH”s Walter Stinson Park on Sept. 29. 

Robin VanLear

Robin VanLear is a member of ARTFUL at Coventry PEACE Campus, and founder and former director of community arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art. VanLear and her artist husband, Jesse Rhinehart, are 34-year residents of Cleveland Heights.

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Volume 17, Issue 6, Posted 10:35 AM, 05.29.2024