Written by Tania Benites.
Directed by Kari Barclay
A CPT / Teatro Público de Cleveland Production.

February 08, 2023 - September 24, 2023

7:00pm, Thu/Fri/Sat/Mon and 3:00pm, Sun, Feb 18, James Levin Theatre. Previews Feb 8 & 9. Opening Night Feb is 10.

EVERY TICKET is “Choose What You Pay” and will be offered online, over the phone, and at the Box Office.


Using a self-help book titled “Hypnosis for Self-Confidence,” customer service representative Maria seeks ultimate self-improvement to succeed in the corporate world. However, she soon discovers that the best version of herself may be her worst enemy.

A horror/thriller-flavored fan-favorite that played to sold-out houses at CPT’s new play development series Test Flight 2023, this workplace dramedy returns to delight audiences.

The James Levin Theatre is ADA-compliant featuring a patron elevator and an all-gender, wheelchair accessible restroom.


Date(s) - February 08, 2023 - September 24, 2023
12:00 am


enhance your experience

Opening Night – Ticket includes free admission to the post-show opening party with appetizers and beverages! Mingle with cast members!

Free Bev Friday – Ticket includes FREE post-show beverages! Following every Friday night performance.

NEW! Market Mondays –Ticket includes admission to pre-show pop-up market spotlighting local visual artists, retailers, entrepreneurs, and more! Beginning one hour prior to every Monday night performance.

ABOUT The Playwright

Tania Benites is Peruvian-born and Cleveland-raised theatre artist. She received her BA in Theatre from Cleveland State University in 2012 with a focus in performance. As an actress, Tania has worked at many theatres in Northeast Ohio, including Cleveland Public Theatre, Teatro Público de Cleveland, Talespinner Children’s Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, LatinUs, Clague Playhouse, and Rubber City Theatre. Tania’s work has been featured as a playwright in ¡Obras en Evolución! a festival of new play readings by Teatro Público de Cleveland in 2017 and 2018, where the beginnings of Alter were formed. She is also a proud member of the Young Playwrights Collective. When she is not creating theatre, Tania serves as the Adult Programming Assistant for the Cuyahoga County Public Library. 


In 2013, Cleveland Public Theatre launched Teatro Público de Cleveland, Cleveland’s first Latinx theatre company, whose work reflects the artistic goals, interests, and ideals of its members.

Teatro Público de Cleveland inspires inter/intra-cultural exchange through thought-provoking, bilingual storytelling and performances that foster social consciousness and build community.

TPC is governed by the TPC Leadership Committee: Mónica A. Cerpa Zúñiga (Chair), Alisha M. Caraballo (Vice Chair), Letitia Lopez, Gilberto Peña, and Blanca Iris García Salva.

Designed by Mya Loparo based on the original Test Flight Alter design by Lorena Ianiro.