CLEVELAND — Following a common theatre tradition, Cleveland's Playhouse Square will dim the lights of its marquees on Wednesday, October 28, to honor the life of a beloved employee, Kevin Moore. The lights will dim at 8 p.m. in celebration of Moore's life and work in the Cleveland theatre community.
A Managing Director with the Cleveland Play House (CPH) since 2007, Moore passed away unexpectedly on October 24 at just 59-years-old.
"During his tenure, CPH made it's historic relocation to the Allen Theatre in partnership with Playhouse Square and Cleveland State University," a press release from CPH reads, "Moore was instrumental in the building of the Outcalt and Helen theatres, and renovating of the historic Allen Theatre, while also shepherding the company's move from East 85th and Euclid Avenue to CPH's new home at Playhouse Square in 2011."
According to a press release from CPH, the Managing Director's name and photo will also appear on the Allen Theatre's marquee Wednesday evening.
"Kevin was a colleague and friend to many in the non-profit sector. Moreover, he was a beloved mentor to countless young professionals who aspired to have careers in the arts industry," CPH said in a post on Instagram, "His loss will be mourned by the entire Cleveland Play House and Greater Cleveland community."
Moore, along with CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley, was also in charge of CPH's centennial celebration which took place in 2015. The pair were honored for their work, receiving the Regional Theatre Tony Award that same year.