Upcoming Workshop! THE DIRECTOR’S PITCH: HOW TO DESIGN AND DISCUSS YOUR BIG IDEA

cg_157r1The Director’s Pitch: How to Design and Discuss your Big Idea

Taught by New York Director, Craig George

MARCH 7th, 1:00-5:00pm

Cleveland Public Theatre

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 3rd 2015


The Director’s Pitch: Concept Design and Persuasive Dialogue

You have a great idea, but how do you communicate that idea to designers, actors, artistic directors, or your supporters? The Director’s Pitch will be an interactive discussion about conceptualizing material and effectively expressing your vision.   Topics will include dreaming up your initial concept, selling your vision to your producer, and collaborating with artists to fulfill your vision.   Participants will be given the opportunity to informally “pitch” a real or dream project and receive feedback on the presentation. Recommended reading: Advance copies of the short play On Facebook from Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays will be available and used as a reference point. Read More ›

CPT Announces Auditions for Johanna: Facing Forward

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for

Johanna: Facing Forward

Written and Directed by Tlaloc Rivas
Inspired by the writings of Johanna Orozco and the investigative journalism of Rachel Dissell

About the play…

Based on the true story of Johanna Orozco, a Cleveland teen who survived a gunshot wound to the face by her boyfriend in 2007 and whose story sparked a nation-wide movement against teen domestic violence. Johanna’s story is complex and raises critical questions, but it is also a life-affirming story of triumph. Named after The Plain Dealer’s award-winning series “Facing Forward” by journalist Rachel Dissell and produced in conjunction with Teatro Publico de Cleveland. Play is performed mostly in English. World Premiere. Read More ›

Upcoming Fitzmaurice Voicework® Workshop with Holly Holsinger

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Hone your vocal skills this February in Fitzmaurice Voicework® Workshop, led by acclaimed Cleveland theatre artist Holly Holsinger.

Fitzmaurice Voicework® Workshop takes place over two weekends at the end of February in 4 intensive vocal classes that will explore the dynamics between body, breath, voice, the imagination, language, and presence. All classes take place in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Orthodox Church Space from 12:30-3:00pm and full participation is compulsory.  Please complete application to be considered for this special vocal work. Space is limited to 12 artists. APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEB 15th Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre seeks Technical Director

CPT produces ground-breaking performances and life-changing educational programs to raise consciousness and nurture compassion.

CPT needs a Technical Director willing to join its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. CPT’s season typically includes the production of 10-13 plays and four performance series in three theatres.

Summary of Position: This position is a year round, salaried, staff position. Salary is competitive and based on experience and capacity.  The Technical Director is responsible for implementing all technical aspects of productions except costumes.  Read More ›

CPT Now Accepting Proposals for Station Hope 2015

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CPT Now Accepting Applications for the Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellowship

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Station Hope Artist Informational Meeting: You’re Invited!

Dear Northeast Ohio Artists,

Last year on April 26th, 2014, 150 artists and over 2,000 attendees gathered to celebrate the triumphs of the Underground Railroad and explore contemporary issues of Social Justice at St. John’s Church in Ohio City for the inaugural Station Hope.

“Station Hope is a true gathering of community and demonstrates
how transformative and powerful an arts experience can be,
and its potential to change the fabric of our society.”
—Hon. Joe Cimperman, Ward 3 Councilman

We are beginning to plan the second annual Station Hope event, a one night festival of entertainment and art that commemorates St. John’s Church and the Underground Railroad and connects this powerful history with today, and CPT would like to invite you to be involved. Station Hope 2015 is scheduled for May 9th. Read More ›

CPT Now Accepting Proposals for the 2015/2016 Season!

Dear Northeast Ohio artists,

CPT is planning the 2015-2016 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.

CPT is looking for proposals from Northeast Ohio artists for complete projects. Proposals may be 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 Big Box 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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A message from Cleveland Public Theatre: The Neighbor’s Grief is Greener

Due to unexpected Visa issues, CPT’s upcoming presentation of The Visual Theatre of Emanuella Amichai’s production The Neighbor’s Grief is Greener must be postponed. We are extremely disappointed by the situation and regret any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause to our audience and media colleagues.

Along with our partners at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, CPT is working to seek out an alternative date for this production, with hopes that we may present this work at a later point in our 14/15 season. Our partners at the JFC, along with Emanuella Amichai and her company of artists, are hopeful that this can happen and, despite this unexpected turn, we continue to feel strongly about the artistic importance of the work and the potential impact the performance will have on Cleveland audiences. 

Best,
Cathleen O’Malley
Director of Audience Engagement & Media Relations
Cleveland Public Theatre
(216) 631-2727 x 212

Faye Hargate’s Creative Workforce Fellowship Video is released!

fayeClick Here to view a video celebrating our Education Associate, Faye Hargate

Faye is a 2014 Creative Workforce Fellow for Theatre. The Creative Workforce Fellowship is a program of the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. The Fellowship program is supported by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 

In that very church where the video was recorded, there is now an expansive, rich, and hauntingly beautiful performance art installation created by Faye and her mother, visual artist, Joan Hargate. She’s Wearing White… is unlike anything that’s being done in Cleveland right now. And our Faye Hargate is unlike anyone else; original work creator and devisor, performer, teaching artist, visual artist and incredible friend. We are lucky to have Faye call CPT her artistic home. Read More ›