This week SpringBoard takes the stage! Last weekend to catch Spirits to Enforce and She`s Wearing White...

Spirits to Enforce

October 9 - 25

Written by Mickle Maher (There is a Happiness that Morning Is). Directed by Matthew Wright. Original Music by Sam Fisher, 2014/15 Kulas Composer Fellow. Now that their arch-nemesis, Professor Cannibal, is locked away in a correctional facility, twelve superheroes- The Fathom Town Enforcers- have taken up residence in a secret submarine to tackle the most critical work of their crime-fighting mission... fundraising. The Enforcers' plan? To stage a "superheroic" benefit performance of William Shakespeare's The Tempest. Seriously. Infused with comic book lore, choral arrangement and text from Shakespeare's beloved masterpiece, Mickle Maher's Spirits to Enforce is an utterly unique theatrical trip. Regional Premiere.

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She's Wearing White...

October 9 - 26

Created by Faye Hargate, 2014 Creative Workforce Fellow*, Joan Hargate and Ensemble, this art/performance installation investigates purity, idealized femininity and sexual role-playing through the lens of the Virgin-Bride's wedding night. Audience members will step into a multi-sensory mosaic of languid lace, extinguished candles, castoff altars and siren sounds, whilst a five-woman ensemble performs haunting music and original text from within a labyrinth of white-veiled walls. World Premiere.

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SpringBoard 2014

October 23 - November 2

Springboard brings the excitement of new play development to audiences with fully staged-readings. Not just actors at music stands, these new works are up on their feet as actors negotiate with scripts-in-hand and only a few rehearsals. Audience members give feedback and engage in post-show discussions to help local playwrights improve their work.

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A message from Cleveland Public Theatre: The Neighbor's Grief is Greener

Due to unexpected Visa issues, CPT's upcoming presentation of The Visual Theatre of Emanuella Amichai's production The Neighbor's Grief is Greener must be postponed. We are extremely disappointed by the situation and regret any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause to our audience and media colleagues.

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Faye Hargate's Creative Workforce Fellowship Video is released!

Click Here to view a video celebrating our Education Associate, Faye Hargate

Faye is a 2014 Creative Workforce Fellow for Theatre. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. The Fellowship program is supported by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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Raymond is Proud to Announce the 2014/15 Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer

About the Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative and Sam Fisher
The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative is a nine month fellowship program providing early-career composers with first-hand experience creating music and sound design for theatre. This initiative engages composers in a collaborative process under the guidance of the show producer and director to compose and produce original music for at least one full production in CPT's Season. Composers gain hands-on learning experiences and play an integral role in the creative process. The program is intended to significantly grow CPT's capacity for developing original music and supports the growth of local artists

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CPT announces 14/15 Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellows
Andrew Kramer
and Arwen Mitchell

Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the selection of two local playwrights for the second annual Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellowship. The 2014-2015 Fellows are Andrew Kramer and Arwen Mitchell.

Now in its second year, the Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellows program is funded by a 3-year grant from the Nord Family Foundation. The fellowship program was initiated by CPT to support local early-career playwrights who have demonstrated ability and extraordinary potential. The inaugural Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellow was Juliette Regnier, who completed her fellowship in June of 2014 with a staged reading of her trilogy of new work, "S" Plays.

For the 2014-2015 season, CPT will support emerging playwrights Andrew Kramer and Arwen Mitchell through mentorship, logistical support and opportunities to produce and workshop new plays.

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Raymond Bobgan, Executive Artistic Director, named a
2014 Cleveland Arts Prize Winner

"An eclectic group of artists has been awarded the 2014 Cleveland Arts Prize, the organization announced Friday. They include theater directors, designers, filmmakers, visual artists, arts administrators and a gallery owner.

The winners of the 54th annual awards will be honored at a ceremony at the Cleveland Museum of Art at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26."

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Cleveland Public Theatre Announces
14/15 Season: Experience

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Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is announcing the 2014-2015 Season, which delivers on CPT's bold mission of raising consciousness and nurturing compassion through theatre that is inventive, intelligent and socially conscious.

CPT invests in innovation and diversity, and is the leading producer of new work and local playwrights in our community, producing more original work than all the professional theatres in the area combined over the past eight years. The upcoming 14-15 Season includes four World Premieres and two Regional Premieres. Additionally, CPT's New Work Development programs continue to launch emerging artists through numerous workshop and other production opportunities, as well as provide pathways for risk and innovation by more established theatre-makers.

At CPT it's not just a show, it's an Experience. For us theatre is not just a passive, sit-back and listen format. The 14-15 season is about experiencing new viewpoints, challenging perceptions and journeying into new worlds. The 14-15 season will feature work that tackles issues of national significance, championing courage and personal triumph over tragedy; uplifting and off-the-wall new plays by emerging playwrights; and will revive celebrated favorites.

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Pandemonium 2013: Shine on video!

In case you missed pandemonium or just miss Pandemonium - here is a little reminder of Pandemonium 2013.

Pandemonium 2013 created by Ted Sikora.

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Raymond Bobgan and CPT Featured in American Theatre Magazine

Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, is being featured in American Theatre Magazine for his work at CPT, turning around CPT's financial situation and creating a home where local artists can build their craft.

Click here to read the whole article and see how a public theatre and a man with a vision can help change a neighborhood.

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Looking for somewhere to park?

There is plenty of free parking in the neighborhood!

Click here to download a map of available parking lots! (PDF)In addition to parking lots, there is plenty of street parking available on Detroit Ave. as well as the surrounding residential side streets.

Please click here to get specific directions to Cleveland Public Theatre.

If you have any additional questions related to parking, please call 216.631.2727 x 212.

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Older News Articles

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for
American Falls

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for
Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea

CPT now accepting applications for the
2014 Theatre Creation Class

CPT Announces Auditions for
SpringBoard (a staged reading series)


Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Box Office Manager

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces
General Auditions for CPT's 14/15 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre Seeks Development Director

CPT SALON SERIES: From the Ground Up. -
Designers and Directors talk collaboration

CPT Now Accepting Proposals for Big Box 2015

Request for Proposals: Danceworks 2015


Cleveland Public Theatre seeks Technical Director

Where I Come From
CPT/Women's Center Creative Writing Project

Cleveland Public Theatre Accepting Applications for
Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative

Request for Proposals:
Pandemonium '14; Take Flight

Community Reading of The Drowning Girls

CPT Now Accepting Proposals for Leap/Conceive and SpringBoard 2014

Creating Original Work: a dive into devised theatre

Song, Story & Structure Workshop @ CPT

CPT Now Accepting Applications for the First Annual Station Hope Event

CPT announces Auditions for the Second U.S. Production This is Not the Play

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces
a New Staff Position: Education Coordinator

CPT announces auditions for
The Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)

INSPIRED INTERACTION: creating the dog & pony way

SALON SERIES Hold Up... You Want Me to Do What!?

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions
for the world premiere of Left in Ink

Cleveland Public Theatre Seeks Artistic Intern

CPT Announces the Inaugural Kulas Composer Fellows

The Dark Room Returns to Cleveland Public Theatre on December 10th!

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for
The Drowning Girls

CPT Now Accepting Proposals from NE Ohio Artists for the 2014/2015 Season!

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Auditions for
Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock Musical

CPT Now Accepting Applications for the Second Nord Playwright Fellowship

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Auditions for Ancestra

Insomnia:The Waking of Herselves- Audience Interaction Piece

Accepting Applications for CPT's Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative

CPT Announces Auditions for SpringBoard (a staged reading series)

Pandemonium 2013 Tickets On Sale Now!

Raymond Bobgan Announces Cleveland Public Theatre's 2013-2014 Season.

CPT Accepting Applications for Raymond Bobgan's Theatre Creation Class

CPT is Excited to be Partnering with Weapons of Mass Creation in August

CPT Announces the Inaugural 2013/2014 Nord Playwright Fellow

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2013/2014 Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellows

Request for proposals for CPT's Pandemonium 2013

CPT hosts The Cleveland Orchestra on May 11th

Seeking Pianist for The Loush Sisters

CPT is looking for proposals for the New Work Development Series

Cleveland Public Theatre Is Proud To Be A Community Partner Of The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival

Cleveland Clinic Partners with CPT for STRUCK

Cleveland Public Theatre Awarded the Inaugural 50/50 Applause Award from the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP)

Big Box Returns for the 11th year!

Accepting applications for CPT's Nord Playwright Residency

CPT announces Request for Projects for 2013-2014 Season

Pandemonium 2012: House of Dreams on video!

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces A New Staff Position: The New Play Associate.

Raymond Bobgan Announces 2012-13 Director Fellow

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2012 - 2013 Season

Pandemonium 2012: House of Dreams

CPT accepting proposals for Big Box - Deadline EXTENDED to June 4

James Levin Awarded 2012 Cleveland Arts Prize!

2012 - 2013 Showtimes and Ticket Prices!

Accepting Applications for CPT's Directing Devised Theatre Class

Cleveland Public Theatre's Inaugural Director Fellows

2012 STEP Auditions!

Women's Voices Project 2012 Survial Skills at Cleveland Public Theatre April 13 and 14

CPT Announces the 2011 - 2012 Season!

Building Reserve Grant will be utilized to offset cost of maintaining CPT campus

Raymond Bobgan Talks about Pandemonium and CPT!

Chris Seibert's Released CPAC Video!

Raymond Bobgan in the Spotlight!

CPT is Now Accepting Submisssions for Springboard!

CPT Now Accepting Applications For Performers And Artists For Pandemonium '11; AMUSE ME

CPT Announces 2010-2011 Season!

Cut to Pieces Returns to CPT!

INSOMNIA: CPT Presents Devised Theatre Production!


I Hate This / And Then You Die

Cleveland Public Theatre Partners With CIFF!

CPT announces Request for Projects for 2011-2012 Season

CPT Partners with Area Universities to Present Playwriting Festival

CPT Education Kicks Off Spoken Word Series with Elyria YWCA

Big [BOX] 2011, award-winning artists in residency program on stage now!

Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant is SOLD OUT for the entire Cleveland run!

Little Box staged reading series returns November 11 - November 20!

6th Annual Day of the Dead 2010 (Dia de Muertos) November 6 & 7!

CPT is Proud to present Kill Will!

Now Onstage at Cleveland Public Theatre!


Pandemonium 10: The Wild Side

CPT now accepting applications for performers and artists for Pandemonium '10; The Wild Side

CPT's Summer Arts Academy at CMHA's Lakeview Terrace Estates presents The Call of the Fantastic

Check out the video trailer for Open Mind Firmament!

CPT announces auditions for 2 productions this fall!

CPT welcomes Turkish playwright Ozen Yula

Everyone is invited to help Cleveland Public Theatre celebrate on Saturday, June 12th!

Wanderlust continues through May 29!

Open Mind Firmament: An Evening of W.B. Yeats opens May 13!

Raymond Bobgan recognized by American Theatre Magazine

CPT announces Big [BOX] 2010!

CPT announces Request for Projects for 2010-2011 season

CPT and the Elyria YWCA present Somewhere, Someone

CPT presents Anna Bella Eema

Browns Rules at CPT! World Premiere opens November 19

The CPT/Y-Haven Theatre Project at CPT November 5-8

CPT presents the new comedy Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them! Ohio and Regional Premiere!

CPT presents DanceWorks 10!

CPT Announces the 2009-2010 Season!

CPT now accepting Little Box Applications

CPT is having a party and EVERYONE is invited!

STEP 09: Eye, Mind, Heart opens July 30! Free Family Fun in local parks!

Cut to Pieces EXTENDED through June 6th!

CPT hosts the Ohio Independent Film Festival

CPT extends the run of No Child: 7 performances added

CPT Awarded NEA Grant

CPT partners with the Cleveland Public Library to present special event for The Aperture

CPT partners with Cuyahoga County Public Libraries to present special Goldstar, Ohio events

Raymond Bobgan named one of Cleveland's Most Interesting People!

Raymond Bobgan and Cleveland area artists travel to Turkey

CPT announces the 25th Anniversary Season: Alive

Videos from past Pandemoniums

STEP 08 opens July 31

Senator Sherrod Brown visits CPT!