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STEP 2014: Free theatre in city parks
Celebrating 20 years!


STEP '14 - Now the City Dreams
Celebrating 20 years!

July 31st - August 10th

Cleveland Public Theatre's celebrated Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) is Cleveland's longest-running arts and job training program for urban teens. STEP returns to Cleveland City Parks this summer, celebrating its twentieth year with an original new play, Now the City Dreams.

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Pandemonium 2014




Pandemonium; 14': Take Flight

September 13th
7:00pm


Cleveland Public Theatre is planning a festive evening in keeping with its tradition of presenting innovative, original artistic work, featuring diverse artists. On Saturday, September 13, 2014 CPT will present its annual fundraising extravaganza and party of the year - PANDEMONIUM '14, TAKE FLIGHT. Featuring dozens of area theatre, dance, visual and performance artists and with fabulous food and drink, Pandemonium is a benefit like no other and an opportunity for you to be a featured performer.

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I Am What I Am: Gays, Lesbians and The American Musical
Co-presented with The Musical Theater Project

Sunday, August 10th
2:00pm and 7:00pm


Without gays and lesbians -- on stage, behind the scenes and in the audience -- there would be no Broadway. Period. This multi-media concert celebrates a culture's rich contribution to musical theater art, from the "coded" songs of Cole Porter and Lorenz Hart in the 1920s to the breakout musicals of the post-Stonewall 1970s, to the current hit "Kinky Boots." It's a stirring, fascinating story that also includes performers like Ethel Merman and Liza Minnelli who thrilled a huge gay audience. Loaded with video clips and still images, the concert is hosted by BILL RUDMAN and SCOTT PLATE and features vocalists MOLLY ANDREWS-HINDERS, JARED LEAL and KATHERINE DEBOER.

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

Written by Nathan Davis
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian

About the play...

It's a month before his first day in college and Dontrell wakes up from a dream that will change his life. This young African American's unconventional journey begins with swimming lessons, and ends in a boat drifting into the sea to meet his grandfather's spirit. This magical play is about our connection to the past and living in the moment. World Premiere.

Auditions...
Thursday, 8/27: 7:00p, 8:00p, or 9:00p
Friday, 8/28: 7:00p, 8:00p, or 9:00p

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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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CPT now accepting applications for the
2014 Theatre Creation Class

Theatre Creation Class, FALL 2014
Taught by Raymond Bobgan

Deadline for application is August 21th 2014

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Theatre Creation Class (10 weeks) is for theatre directors, writers, actors, designers, and composers who wish to explore the rigors of leading the creation of original performances. In this class everyone will direct, act and create. Participants will also be paired to collaborate on some assignments. The class will not follow a conventional curriculum and will evolve throughout the process. The class will include the creation of 3-4 scene assignments in order for participants to explore the class topics and develop new work.

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Cleveland Public Theatre Announces
14/15 Season: Experience

Check out the Season Announcement on Cleveland.com.

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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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."

Click Here for the Cleveland.com article for more information about the awards and awardees.

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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

TEENS CAN WORK AT CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE SUMMER 2014

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

CPT'S SUMMER TRAINING: ACTION & AUTHENTICITY

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!

FEVER/DREAM!

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!

CENSORSHIP IN THE THEATRE SYMPOSIUM SLATED FOR SEPT. 25

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

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!