2018/2019 New Play Development
Request for Proposals
Deadline for submissions is Monday, June 11, 2018
CPT’s New Play Development
CPT’s mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT’s programming agenda is to produce work that is outside the mainstream, offering a much broader range of work available to the Cleveland public and expanding the impact and originality of theatre across the country. CPT strives to make work that is excellent, extraordinary, and nationally competitive.
Our new play development programs are based on our years of experience, community input, and key principles of: focusing on artists; valuing diversity of approach, aesthetics, and perspective; and balancing impact with investment.
We envision CPT as a nationally recognized hub for the development of new theatre that is extraordinary, edgy, and relevant. We hope to be a model for nurturing local talent in similar sized markets, the most regarded cultivator of new theatre for Cleveland audiences, a laboratory for promising research and investigation, and a launcher of nationally significant new plays.
Check out CPT’s
New Play Development Programs
and applications below!
Four-Week-Long Audition-Based Youth Theatre Program at Cleveland Public Theatre
10 – 14 years old
JULY 9 – AUGUST 3, Monday – Fridays, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Lunch is NOT provided but snack breaks are scheduled in the afternoon
All classes take place at Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102
FOR AUDITION INFORMATION: CONTACT FAYE HARGATE, Program Director, 216.631.2727 x207
**a legal guardian must be present at auditions**
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce the launch of Cleveland Act Now youth theatre program onsite at CPT. The summer session is geared for youth ages 10–14 years old and the program is offered at no cost. Enrollment is by audition. There will be three open audition calls for participation in the program. Youth who have successfully participated in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Brick City Theatre program are ensured an invitation and placement in the program upon successful audition. All youth must participate in an audition to be eligible for the program. Enrollment is capped at 25 participants. Read More ›
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 8, 2018, CPT will present its annual fundraising extravaganza and party of the year – Pandemonium 2018: Labyrinth of Desire. 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.
Your participation in Pandemonium 2018 will support Cleveland Public Theatre’s challenging and inspiring performance work, ensure that emerging artists and small performance companies have opportunities to participate in the arts, and sustain CPT’s work with urban youth and adults in transition. In its 30+ years on Cleveland’s near west side, CPT has been a catalyst for economic activity, job creation, private-sector investment in the community, and led to the area’s designation as an arts district. Read More ›
Taught by Raymond Bobgan, Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director
Deadline for application is May 21, 2018
Theatre Directing/Creation Class is for theatre directors, writers, actors, designers, and composers who wish to explore the rigors of directing and creating original performances. In this class everyone will direct, act, and create. Participants may 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 class topics and develop new work.
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a paid part-time summer Pandemonium Intern. CPT will be accepting applications for this position through Sunday, April 15.
Every September, CPT hosts its one and only fundraising spectacular: Pandemonium. It takes over 6 months to plan; hosts over 1,300 guests, 300 artists who donate their time, and 150 volunteers; and raises between $250,000 and $315,000 each year for our programming. Even with our small but mighty development department of 3 staff members, there is a great need for extra help in the summer as the event approaches. In this capacity, the intern would work directly with our Director of Development and Development Assistant on a wide variety of event planning tasks. Read More ›
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Deputy General Manager which is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position through Friday, April 27. Read More ›
Created by Raymond Bobgan & Cleveland Core Ensemble.
Directed by Raymond Bobgan.
Red Ash Mosaic will tour from Cleveland to New Orleans & Columbus
Cleveland, OH – Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce a limited tour of Red Ash Mosaic, created by Raymond Bobgan and Cleveland Core Ensemble. The Cleveland Core Ensemble and collaborators will tour this spring to New Orleans and Columbus.
Within this tour, Cleveland Core Ensemble is experimenting with different performance environments, seeking non-traditional and unusual performance spaces. According to Cleveland Public Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan “We want to think of this performance as less of a theatre production and more of an intimate transmission.” Red Ash Mosaic will perform in two cities in collaboration with ensemble-based companies Mondo Bizarro & ArtSpot Productions (in their collective space: Catapult) and Available Light Theatre.
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a full-time Physical Operations Manager. This role will function as a department head, will be a core part of the CPT staff, and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position through Friday, March 9. Read More ›
Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT seeks a Co-Technical Director interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. CPT’s season typically includes 2 or more community events, 8-10 full productions, and three performance series. CPT programs in two theatres, and embraces the opportunity to produce theatre in nontraditional spaces.
Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring a full-time Co-Technical Director. This role will work in collaboration with another Co-Technical Director to manage and implement all technical aspects of productions except costumes. This position is a year-round, salaried, staff position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. CPT will be accepting applications for this position through Monday, March 12, 2018.Read More ›
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Box Office Associate. This role will support the Director of Patron Services in the Front of House (FOH) Department and will be a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. The deadline to apply is February 11, 2018.Read More ›