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Avery LaMar Pope is a storyteller and arts educator from Cleveland, OH. Through theater, music, and literature, Avery works to tell the stories that aren’t told and give volume to voices that either have not been heard or have not been listened to. As an arts educator, he helps to develop artists young in both craft and age to, as he loves to put it, “tell their stories with their chests.”


Acting credits include: Tantrum Theater, Cleveland Play House, Playhouse Square, Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Cleveland Public Theatre, Dobama Theatre, and Karamu House. Playwriting credits include: Horizon Theatre Company, Dobama Theatre, and First Look Buffalo Theatre Company. As a poet, he has performed on local and national stages, is a founding member of the Sparrow’s Fortune Spoken Word Collective, and is a self-published author having released “A Dozen Roses (... and other flowers too)” in 2023. While an actor-teacher with Great Lakes Theater, he assisted in the development of residency programs on The Tragedy of Othello, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, and spearheaded the creation of a school residency of Fences by August Wilson. 


He is a 2024 Karamu House Room in the House Performing Arts Fellow, a 2024 Cleveland Arts Prize Verge Fellowship Finalist, and a 2022 Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellowship Finalist. He graduated Cum Laude with a BFA in Performance from Ohio University and gives all the glory to God for his current and prayerfully continued success.

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