The Movement Project has a new home at Pilgrim Congregational UCC in the beautiful Cleveland neighborhood of Tremont!
Pilgrim and its history are intertwined with the Tremont neighborhood and the greater Cleveland community. Like the Tremont neighborhood where its located, Pilgrim church has an intriguing, storied past and bright future. Today, as the church enjoys a new period of revitalization and growth, its members seek to witness to a new generation of believers a message of extravagant welcome, inclusivity and social justice.
TMP began performing at Pilgrim the summer of 2015 and since then has continued growing their relationship with the wonderful people of Pilgrim. March 2017, TMP officially moved into Pilgrim for regular rehearsals, weekly classes and performances. Here's to new beginnings!
The Movement Project's barn is located in Richfield, Ohio. The barn was built in 1918 by Bert Hart, the owner of a large celery farm located on the property. Through the early years, the barn served as a boarding location for the horses of the teachers that worked next door at the Richfield High School. In 1923, a house was built on the property. This house also served as a boarding home for female faculty of the Richfield High School.
Through the years, the celery farm was sold off, cutting the farm down to two lovely acres, nestled in the historic district of Richfield Village. Having passed through only a few owners over the years, the property was purchased in 2012 by Co-Artistic Director Megan Gargano and her husband Anthony Gargano. Falling in love with the property, history and the barn, they started right away on transforming the barn into a personal rehearsal space for the company. Thanks to the help of Co-Artistic Director Rebecca Leuszler, company member Grace Nicklos and friends & family, TMP has a new home for the lovely Cleveland summers!