DEADLINE EXTENDED: CPT Announces 2017/2018 Local Request for Season Proposals

We are extending the deadline for submission for the 17-18 season.

Typically over half of CPT’s season is locally created work! Let us know your ideas by February 20th!

Dear Northeast Ohio artists,

CPT is planning the 2017-2018 Season, and once again we are reaching out to you for great ideas.

CPT is focused on new work that is surprising, unexpected and somehow outside the realm of conventional theatre.

Please send your proposals electronically to CPT’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan at See complete instructions below.

CPT is looking for proposals from Northeast Ohio artists for complete projects. Proposals may be from directors or playwrights for world premieres, second or third US productions, radical re-envisionings of classic plays or other projects.

The show could be your own show or a script you would like to work on.

Based on the success of past co-productions and our New Play Development series, we are also interested in creating opportunities for artists and groups that would like to retain greater ownership of projects and who can share risk with CPT.

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Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring Teaching Artists

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is seeking exceptional Teaching Artists for its celebrated Brick City Theatre program and Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP). Teaching Artists of all performance-related arts disciplines are welcome to apply.

The Teaching Artist position has two areas of responsibility:

  • Instruction: teach the basics of their primary discipline to children participants; create and implement curriculum; collaborate with CPT Education Staff and other professional artists; develop original performance material
  • Administration: work with CPT Education Staff – Program Director in all areas of program delivery including: participant recruitment, management and evaluation; daily class plans and reports; and development of program partner relationships

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Cleveland Public Theatre Announces a New Staff Position: Artistic Associate

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing educational programs. CPT seeks an Artistic Associate interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. For more information, visit

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 17, 2017

Description of Position

The Artistic Associate (AA) works as an assistant to Executive Artistic Director who leads the interwoven artistic and education programming. This position is a year-round, salaried, staff position well over 40 hours a week. Salary range $28,000-32,000, commensurate with experience. Some benefits included.

The Artistic Associate works collaboratively across all departments managing calendars, maintaining and growing partnerships, representing CPT in community meetings, collaborating on new program development, assistant-producing and line-producing shows, education programs and special events. Read More ›

Station Hope 2017 Request for Proposals

Station Hope

Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 30th.

Cleveland Public Theatre is planning the fourth annual STATION HOPE, a one night event of entertainment and art inspired by the history of St. John’s Church and the Underground Railroad, the repercussions of oppression, and contemporary struggles for social justice on April 29, 2017.

How Station Hope Will Work

Audiences explore the St. John’s campus on the corner of W 26th St and Church Ave. With 30+ performances to choose from, attendees will encounter choirs, dance, theatre, intimate solo performance and interactive art – all happening at the same time in multiple indoor and outdoor venues.

Station Hope performances are 10 – 15 minutes in length, presented multiple times throughout the evening. Art installations will range from large to small, depending on the individual needs and space available. Read More ›


WINTERTIDE at Gordon Square

Saturday, December 3, 2016 


540-fixedGuests are invited to stay in the district after hours to enjoy ticketed performances at  Cleveland Public Theatre (Light the Lights, Ol’ Moses CLE – A Wild Holiday Romp @ 7:30pm), Near West Theatre (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat @ 7:30pm), Talespinner Children’s Theatre (Hook & Smee @ 2pm & 7pm) and Blank Canvas Theatre (Cabaret @ 8pm).  The Capitol Theatre will offer films at traditional showtimes.

Free live performances will take place between 3:00-7:00pm as the neighborhood comes alive with the arts, consisting of music and performing arts in venues throughout Gordon Square, as well as roving performances on the street, while visitors explore the sights, sounds, and shops of Gordon Square

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Cleveland Public Theatre announces a New Staff Position: Education Associate

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing educational programs to raise consciousness and nurture compassion. CPT seeks an Education Associate willing to join its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. CPT is committed to reviewing a diverse pool of applicants for this position.


The Education Associate works closely with and reports directly to Director of Community Ensembles/Brick City Theatre Program Director. This position is a year-round, full time staff position, annually earning approximately 26,000-30,000 including significant overtime pay. Benefits included.

The position requires a highly motivated and organized individual who will take on administrative, creative and teaching responsibilities in support of the continued expansion of Brick City Theatre and CPT’s Family Collective, the family component of Brick City Theatre and CPT’s other core education programs. The successful candidate will bring their talent and discipline to the Brick City Theatre and the Family Collective, proposing and implementing programming that supports the greater goals and vision of the program. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring a Director of Audience Engagement.

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing educational programs inside of our mission to raise consciousness and nurture compassion. CPT seeks a Director of Audience Engagement interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. For more information, visit

DEADLINE TO APPLY: December 5, 2016. Read More ›

CPT Announces Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative Application

CPT’s Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative


Deadline for Application is

Monday, December 5th, 2016

In anticipation of the renewal of this grant, CPT is now accepting applications for The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer fellowships. The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative is a six month fellowship program providing early-career composers with first-hand experience creating music and sound design for theatre.

This initiative engages composer/designers in a collaborative process under the guidance of the show producer and director to compose and produce original music for full productions and works-in-development in CPT’s Season and to learn about other parts of the creative and production process of theatre. Composers gain hands-on learning experiences through sound design opportunities.

The program is intended to significantly grow CPT’s capacity for developing original music and sound design, and to support the growth and emergence of local artists.

In order to ensure the development of work past this residency, both the composer and Cleveland Public Theatre will own full rights to composed materials developed through the Theatre Composer Initiative. Read More ›

CPT announces Additional Auditions for Entry Point; a part of CPT’s NEW New Play Development Series

Cleveland Public Theatre is looking to cast for Saturated Fat as part of our inaugural Entry Point festival. We are looking to cast a diverse group of actors interested in supporting the development of a new work.

Entry Point will be a weekend festival of raw art-in-progress—a platform for artists to develop new work that is in early stages of creation. Each project in Entry Point has unique needs and goals. Public presentations during the festival will range from staged readings to presenting short segments of a new work to open rehearsals of the creation process – all in different spaces throughout the CPT campus.

About the project…

Saturated Fat is an ensemble created theatrical work focused on fatness, connection and visibility. Read More ›

Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion artists begin three-month residency in Ohio City/Hingetown neighborhood

Creative Fusion

Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to host Brazilian muralist Ananda Nahu, who is developing a mural on site at CMHA Lakeview Terrace Estates, home to CPT’s Brick City Theatre program. Ananda is working in partnership with Cleveland-based artists Gary Williams and Robin Robinson, as well as the residents of Lakeview Terrace to conceive and implement what will be the largest mural in the state of Ohio – transforming the underpass of Route 2 into a vibrant canvas. To view a video interview with Ananda, featured in CAN Journal click here. For a photostream of Ananda’s work, along with youth residents of Lakeview Terrace, visit Ananda’s Instagram page.

Local and international artists working together to create public art legacy projects

CLEVELAND (Sept. 23, 2016) – By the end of 2016, the Hingetown area in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood will be home to several public-scale visual art pieces, a legacy of a unique collaboration of international and local artists who are spending the next three months living and working together through the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program.

Launched in 2008, Creative Fusion is an international artist residency program that has brought more than 70 artists from around the world to Cleveland. This year, the program is evolving to pair a local artist with a visiting international artist at each of the host arts organizations. Each of the cohorts will also now share a single theme. The Fall 2016 cohort has been dubbed, “Street Art Edition.” Read More ›