Cindy Einhouse writes the Beck Center’s 90th history book


The Beck Center for the Arts announced that Lucinda “Cindy” Einhouse has completed and published the first Beck Center for the Arts history book covering the organization’s nearly 90-year history.

Cindy Einhouse, a Lakewood, Ohio resident and alumnus of Hiram College, Kent State University and Cleveland State University, has been a lifelong lover of the arts. She started her career in Playhouse Square, then moved on to the nonprofit fundraising juggernaut Cleveland Clinic, then the Cleveland Institute of Music, before taking her professional talents to the West Side. Cindy was on the board of the Beck Center for the Arts when a member of the committee searching for a new president and CEO said the answer was “right in front of us,” according to member Rosemary Corcoran. of the Beck Center Board of Directors. The dynamic leader is in her 15th year with this non-profit professional theater and arts education organization.

Available for $29.95 exclusively on, the book is printed and delivered on demand, with all proceeds going to an endowment for the Beck Center for the Arts. Writing this history book took place over a period of nine months and was an intense labor of love for Cindy Einhouse. Cindy says, “Ahead of the organization’s 90th theater season in 2023-2024, I was inspired to dig into the archives and tell the stories of the generations of people who walked through those doors to live artistic experiences. I met a small love story team on Friday mornings from April to December 2021, to sort information, discover treasures, do research and share ideas. Dozens of people helped review edits, provide insights, and share memories. They are all listed in the last chapter of the book.”

This collectible paperback is 196 pages, with color photos beginning with an explanation of the country’s ‘Little Theater Movement’, the organization’s early days as ‘The Guild of the Masques’ through to the evolution of the Lakewood Little Theatre. and education programs, until today. Vital collaborations and historic news articles are included along with dynamic production plans for plays and musicals over the years. Stories of challenges and triumphs abound, and the birth of many Beck Center stars, particularly in theater and dance, is regaled.

All current programming at the Beck Center for the Arts is made possible through the generous support of the Ohio Arts Council. Beck Center gratefully acknowledges the generous funding provided by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Beck Center for the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that offers professional two-stage theater productions, arts education programs in dance, music, drama, visual arts, early childhood, arts therapies creative for people with disabilities. , free year-round gallery exhibitions and outreach education programs.


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