Cleveland Public Theatre is holding general auditions for our 16/17 season. (Check out our season announcement.) All Northeast Ohio actors interested in working with CPT are encouraged to audition. CPT has a history of multicultural casting and is committed to representing our community on stage. There are many ethnically specific roles available for Latino, African American and Arab American actors. A casting breakdown for each show is below.
When: Saturday, June 11th 12pm-4pm, Sunday, June 12th 12pm-4pm and Monday, June 13th from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Cleveland Public Theatre (6415 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102)
Auditions are by appointment only and will be scheduled in five minute increments. Actors should prepare no more than two minutes of material which can include 1-2 brief monologues and/or a short a cappella song. (Please note: auditions will be stopped at 2 minutes.)
AEA contracts will be considered throughout the season.
When scheduling your audition, please provide your preferred date, time and phone number. Interested actors should schedule an appointment by emailing CPT New Play Associate, Caitlin Lewins (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS
Written by Andy Bayiates, Sean Benjamin, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Chloe Johnston and Karen Weinberg.
Co-Directed by Dan Kilbane & Caitlin Lewins.
Previews October 6 – 8 & 13, Runs October 14 – 29. James Levin Theatre
5 females of a variety of ages and ethnicities
LIGHT THE LIGHTS, OL’ MOSES CLE! (A WILD HOLIDAY ROMP)
Created by Raymond Bobgan & Beth Wood and ensemble.
Previews November 25 –27 & December 1, Runs December 2 – December 17. Gordon Square Theatre
multiple actors of a variety of ages, genders and ethnicities
I CALL MY BROTHERS
By Jonas Hassen Khemiri. Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles. Directed by Evren Odcikin, 2015 National Directing Fellow.
Previews February 9 – 11 & 16, Runs February 17 – March 4. James Levin Theatre.
1 Arab-American man (AMOR)
1 man of color (SHAVI, AMPLIFIER, BULLY, THE SALESMAN)
2 woman—1 of color & 1 of any ethnicity (multiple characters)
Written by Robert O’Hara. Directed by Beth Wood.
Previews February 16 – 18 & 23, Runs February 24 – March 11. Gordon Square Theatre
4 African-American women, 25 – 40
1 African-American man, 30 -40
4 Caucasian women, 35 – 55
1 Caucasian man, 40 – 50
GHOSTS OF LOTE BRAVO – Spanish Language Premiere
Written by Hilary Bettis. Directed by Dante Fernando Larzabal.
Previews March 30, Runs March 31 – 15. Gordon Square Theatre.
4 Latino men
4 Latina women
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Auditions are held at the CPT campus, located at 6415 Detroit Avenue; Cleveland, Ohio, 44102 unless otherwise noted.