Big Box Returns for the 11th year!

For the eleventh year in a row, CPT's season centerpiece, Big Box,provides local artists with the opportunity to create and produce new work. Over eight weeks, Big Box includes more than ten world premiere workshop showings of theatre, dance, opera, and genre-defying performances.

Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to support and foster the work of area artists in this unique program. Artists are given keys to The James Levin Theatre and the freedom to transform the space for the presentation of their work.

The goal of Big Box is to support new work and local artists.

CPT provides:
- The James Levin Theatre
- Basic production staff, stage management, box office support
- Marketing and advertising support

The artists provide the rest!

The writers, directors, actors, and designers selected for Big Box dedicate themselves to creating new and original work, or stretching their artistic powers by working in new disciplines.

The 2013 Big Box line-up includes:

Week #1
January 17 - 19
Like a Doberman on a Quarter Pounder
Written and Performed by Christine Howey
Directed by Scott Plate

Free Radical and The Late Night Sketchbook
Part 2: The Wedding

Conceived and Directed by Pandora Robertson

Week #2
January 24 - 26
The Bird Behind the Curtain
Written by Amy Schwabauer
Directed by Adam Seeholzer

When The Moon Was Green Cheese, The Cracker Maker Was King
Written by Michael Andrews-Hinders
Music and Lyrics by Molly Andrews-Hinders
Directed by Alison Garrigan

Week #3
January 31 - February 2
The World Above Us
Created by Greg D'Alessio

Week #4
February 7 - 9
Vigil
Written by Vickie L. Williams
Directed by Cornell Calhoun III

Week #5
February 14 - 16
Half Cut
Written by Steve Maistros
Directed by Cat R. Kenney

An Unforgotten Memory: A Story Unfolded
Conceived and Directed by Kevin D. Marr II

Week #6
February 21 - 23
The Mechanical Monster: Misunderstood
Choreographed by Megan Lee Nicklos
Produced by The Movement Project

A Canticle
Directed and Produced by Tony Cintrony
Adapted and performed by The Believers

Week #7
February 28 - March 2
Love in a Time of Media
Written by Sasha Thackaberry
Directed by Amanda Lin Boyd

Week #8
March 7 - March 9
These are the Times
Written by David Hansen
Directed by Mark Cipra

Reserach and Development