There Is a Happiness That Morning Is Brings Audiences to Their Feet!
Rusted Heart Broadcast Opening May 30
Rusted Heart Broadcast is an epic production with powerful visual elements, original music, and fast paced story telling. In a pandemic of technology-induced "sleep", a small group of survivors act out the mythic origin of the "virus" in order to stay awake - to stay alive. They tell a story of Cleveland-born Kaysha who travels to Hollywood to become a star and is enlisted by softnet, a company developing a new technology line that connects people to the world-wide-web without a device. As Kaysha tries to escape softnet, her fight for survival becomes a struggle for the future of humanity.
Be part of the Clevelanders who survive the end of the world.
Onstage May 30 - June 15
Rusted Heart Broadcast
Created by Raymond Bobgan and Ensemble
Gordon Square Theatre - 7:30pm
Tickets $10 - $25
Cleveland Public Theatre announces June workshop with resident international artist, Ana Paula Jones!
Join Ana Paula Jones, Brazilian performer and resident Cleveland Foundation-Creative Fusion artist, as she shares cultural traditions of her homeland,
principally the Brazilian regions of Pernambuco, Rio de Janeiro, the Amazon, Alagoas and Maranhao. Through music, dance, song and storytelling, Ana
Paula will expose workshop participants to traditional techniques that serve as tools for the performing artist. This is a fast-paced, organic, joyful
workshop and is open to performers and nonperformers who are eager to share and celebrate the mind, body and spirit!
Continue reading for more information and how to enroll.
The Dark Room Returns to Cleveland Public Theatre on May 14!
The Dark Room at Cleveland Public Theatre will return on June 11!
This Month: Open Mic session!
The Dark Room is a place where the writers take center stage and their work has a chance to grow. The Dark Room is an ongoing event held on the second Tuesday of each month.
The Dark Room returns Tuesday, June 11
The Parish Hall at Cleveland Public Theatre
(Just east of the Gordon Square Theatre Box Office)
6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
Cleveland Public Theatre Awarded the Inaugural 50/50 Applause Award from the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ISWP)
Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to announce they are one of five recipients of the inaugural 50/50 Applause Award from the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP). The 50/50 Applause Award is for theatres in the United States that have at least 50 percent of their 2011-2012 season feature plays written by women. Other recipients include Little Colonel Theatre, Pee Wee Valley, KY; Nora Theater, Cambridge, MA; Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY; and, Symmetry Theatre, Berkeley, CA.
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.
Pandemonium 2012: House of Dreams on video!
In case you missed pandemonium or just miss Pandemonium - here is a little reminder of Pandemonium 2012.
Pandemonium 2012 created by Ted Sikora.
Cleveland Public Theatre proud to announce Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant won two New York Innovative Theatre Awards
Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce Cleveland Public Theatre partner performance ensemble Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant was awarded twice at the New York Innovative Theatre Awards, for Outstanding Ensemble and for Outstanding Performance Art Production. For the past two years Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant has performed their signature show at CPT serving up not only great entertainment, but also fantastic food. CPT is excited to be working with this innovative ensemble once again this season in a whole new way; four artists from the Conni's are working with six Cleveland actors to create a whole new show, The Secret Social opening December 2012.
Continue reading to watch the videos of the acceptance speeches.
Raymond Bobgan Announces 2012-13 Director Fellow
Cleveland Public Theatre, Northeast Ohio's most innovative and adventurous theatre announces the second year awardee of The Director Fellows Program funded by a generous grant from Joan Yellen Horvitz, a long-time friend of CPT.
The 2012-2013 Director Fellow is Denise Astorino. Ms. Astorino will receive $3,000 and full underwriting of her learning and artistic activities during the fellowship year, culminating in a full production of an original work in May of 2013 in Cleveland Public Theatre's Store Front Studio.
Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2012 - 2013 Season
Cleveland Public Theatre's Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the 2012 - 2013 season: REMARKABLE.
Cleveland Public Theatre is the place for original, adventurous and relevant works of performance. The 2012-2013 Season: REMARKABLE delivers on CPT's mission by including seven world premiere productions five by Northeast Ohio artists, and a host of regional premieres.
"In the world of visual art you can go to some of the most conservative museums in the country and see a huge variety of aesthetics and styles but in theatre the choices are minimal," says Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan. "Even with the wealth of theatres in Cleveland, most of the offerings are quite limited in style and aesthetics and speak to a small segment of society. CPT's role is to explore and expose adventurous and diverse work that adds choice to our community and enlivens the scene. This season does just that-with world and regional premieres that will delight, provoke, and engage. These shows are remarkable and will get audiences talking (and tweeting). People will want to say 'I was there; I saw that.'"
Continue reading for more information and the 2012-2013 line-up.
CPT is Excited to be Partnering with Weapons of Mass Creation in August
Rapidly growing midwestern art, design, and music festival remains in Cleveland's Gordon Square neighborhood, moves to August 16-18, 2013
CLEVELAND, August 8, 2012 - On the heels of its largest-ever attendance, Go Media's Weapons of Mass Creation Fest (WMC Fest) is pleased to announce a partnership with Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) to utilize one of the city's greatest cultural and artistic establishments to provide a venue for its 2013 event. WMC Fest IV will be held on August 16-18, 2013, and will use the entirety of the CPT campus, which is located at 6415 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland's Gordon Square neighborhood. Adding to the new partnership, Neoventures Events returns for the second year as the primary event management company for WMC Fest.
James Levin Awarded 2012 Cleveland Arts Prize!
Founder of Cleveland Public Theatre, James Levin, is the winner of the 2012 Cleveland Arts Prize's Robert Bergman Prize. Awarded only from time to time, The Robert P. Bergman Prize applauds the rare leaders whose life and work are illuminated by an energetic and inspiring dedication to a democratic vision of the arts.
Click here to read the Plain Dealer article.
Click here to read more about Cleveland Arts Prize.
2012 - 2013 Showtimes and Ticket Prices!
Cleveland Public Theatre announces show times and ticket prices for the '12-13 season.
Tickets for all venues (no fees in person, no fees on the phone, no fees online)
$25 General Admission | $3 Discount for Students and Seniors | $10 Thursdays and Mondays
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.
Building Reserve Grant will be utilized to offset cost of maintaining CPT campus
Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces that Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) has received a one million dollar grant from The Kresge Foundation's Building Reserve Grant program. The awarded funds will be utilized to offset the cost of long-term care and maintenance of the buildings and facilities on the CPT campus.
Chris Seibert's Released CPAC Video!
CPT Director of Education Chris Seibert discusses her devised work and the creation of original productions in this video for The Creative Workforce Fellowship.
Raymond Bobgan in the Spotlight!
CPT Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan shares his passion for theatre arts and some insights on his work and career in this video for The Creative Workforce Fellowship.