February 28 - March 8, 2020


Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays | 3 p.m. Sundays

Studio Theater

Caitlin is an 11-year-old girl on the autism spectrum. Suddenly, she must grapple with the unthinkable: a mass shooting has taken her brother away. He was the one person who helped her cope. We see the world from

Caitlin’s point of view. We struggle as she does. We also take comfort when Caitlin discovers that not everything is black and white; the world is full of colors.

Creative Team

  • Playwright: Julie Jensen

  • Director: TBA

Beck Center for the Arts – one of the oldest continuously running Youth Theater in the nation - is proud to announce our 71st Anniversary Youth Theater season for 2019 - 2020!

 Beck Center Youth Theater alumni include: Michael Chernus (Orange is the New Black; Manhattan ), Isabela Moner (Dora and the Lost City of Gold;Transformers: The Last Night), Rory O’Malley (Hamilton; Tony Nominee, Book of Mormon); Daniel Reichard (Drama Desk Nominee, Jersey Boys); and Alice Ripley (Tony Winner, Next to Normal).

 Audition Information:

To schedule an audition please contact Sarah Clare, Associate Director of Theater Education at or 216-521-2540 x 27.


Adapted by Julie Jensen. From the National Book Award-winning novel by Kathryn Erskine. Direction by Sarah Clare

Fridays, February 28 & March 6, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays, February 29 & March 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 1 & 8, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.

Student Matinee: March 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m

Auditions are open to students ages 12 – 19.*

Auditions: Saturday, November 16 (2:00-5:00- or 6:00 pm) & Sunday, November 17(12:00-3:00 pm or 12:30-3:30 pm), 2019

Callbacks: Monday, November 18 (5:00-8:00 pm), 2019

All cast members are required to attend all performances.

*Please note: Youth Theater roles are only eligible to students who will be enrolled in our Fall 2019 semester. Actors do not need to be enrolled at the time of the auditions, however, participation in the actual production does require Beck Center enrollment in our Fall 2019 semester. Students do not need to be specifically enrolled in a Theater class at Beck Center to qualify. Students enrolled in a Fall 2019 semester class in Beck Center’s Dance, Music and Visual Arts Departments are equally eligible.

Bottom line:  if you are accepting a role in the show, you will need to enroll prior to the start of rehearsals. Any questions, please feel free to contact Sarah Clare, Associate Director of Theater Education, at

Our Fall 2019 catalog is available online at

 Unlike some other youth theaters, there is NO additional participation fee required beyond enrollment.


For more information please contact Julie Gilliland at (216) 521-2540 x22