CPT announces Auditions for Entry Point

Cleveland Public Theatre announces

Auditions for Entry Point

a part of CPT’s NEW New Play Development Series

Cleveland Public Theatre is looking to cast several pieces of theatre as part of our inaugural Entry Point festival. We are looking to cast a diverse group of actors of all ages and types 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. For example, audience members may see a staged reading in one space, then see a segment of a devised work in another space, and then close out their evening by hanging out in a casual lounge to share their experiences with fellow audience members and artists.

Auditions

When: Saturday, October 15th and Sunday, October 16th from 12pm-4pm
Where: CPT’s Campus (6415 Detroit Ave)

Auditions are by appointment only and will be scheduled in one hour increments. Actors will be given sides at the audition for cold readings. They should also come with one prepared contemporary monologue that they may be asked to perform. Actors may also be asked to sing a short a cappella song.  Please bring 3 copies of your headshot and resume, if available. Actors should be prepared to stay for the entire hour.

Entry Point will need the following commitment:

  1. Entry Point will take place from Thursday, January 12th through Sunday, January 15th.
  2. Rehearsals prior to performance vary with each Entry Point project: some may require as many as 5 weeks of rehearsal and some may require as little as 9 hours. Be prepared to share your availability on your audition form at your scheduled audition.

AEA contracts will not be considered. Non AEA actors will receive a very small stipend.

Interested actors should schedule an appointment with New Play Associate, Caitlin Lewins by email only: clewins@cptonline.org. When scheduling your audition, you must provide your preferred date/time and phone number. Please do not call. Appointments will only be made via email.

Entry Point artists include Raymond Bobgan, Faye Hargate, Meredith King, Lisa Langford, Carol Laursen, Jay Ruby, Jaclyn Vogel, Cassandra West and Carrie Williams.

CPT Seeking Bartender

Job Announcement:

Paid Bartending Position at Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland Public Theatre needs bartenders who are passionate about the arts, about Cleveland and about positive change in their community. Beyond being responsible for selling refreshments to our patrons, our bartenders are expected to be knowledgeable about Cleveland Public Theatre, our performances and programs, and our neighborhood, the Gordon Square Arts District.

Bartenders sell wine, beer, other beverages and merchandise to our patrons; balance and reconcile nightly receipts against inventory; and stock and display merchandise in an orderly manner.  Bartenders are expected to arrive 75 minutes prior to the performance for set-up and to begin serving drinks forty-five minutes prior to the performance and during intermission. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a part-time Story Connector

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 Story Connector interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. For more information, visit www.cptonline.org.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, September 23, 2016.

Description of Position

The Story Connector reports to the Executive Artistic Director and Director of Audience Engagement and Media Relations. This position is a year-round, part-time staff position that works an average of 25 hours a week, including occasional evenings and weekends. Pay $250/week.

The Story Connector is responsible for supporting CPT audience engagement activities and initiatives across a range of media types. CPT is seeking kick-ass writers and social media mavens with strong organizational skills and a passion for theatre.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Extraordinary written and verbal communication skills, love of grammar, adaptability, professionalism, grace-under-pressure, imagination, willingness to embrace and incorporate feedback and fluency in MS Word, Excel, basic HTML, and various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) required. Fluency with database management and photo/graphic editing software a plus. Experience in theatre is a must, with a minimum of 1 year of full-time work in professional theatre or related creative professions, 3 years of consistent freelance work or equivalent. CPT primarily produces theatrical work that is outside-of-the-mainstream, so a past history of such work indicates a potentially good fit. Read More ›

CPT Seeking Stage Managers

Cleveland Public Theatre Seeking Energetic, Kind and Highly Organized Individuals to join our Stage Management Team for the 16/17 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre is seeking extraordinary stage managers for our 16/17 season. CPT is a groundbreaking, professional theatre focused on workshopping and producing new plays, devising ensemble-based work and engaging underserved communities in making theatre. Successful stage managers at CPT will be eager to learn, collaborative, highly organized and generous. CPT’s culture values hard work, kindness, passion and grace-under-pressure.

Interested candidates should email a brief letter of interest and resume to Associate Artistic Director, Beth Wood at bwood@cptonline.org.

You can learn about CPT’s 16/17 season here.

In general, CPT productions rehearsal 4-5 weekday evenings (6p-10p) and 1 weekend afternoon for 4 – 5 weeks prior to opening. This season, all full productions will have one weekend of previews (Thurs-Sat), return to rehearsal the following week and open on that Friday. In addition to rehearsals, CPT stage managers schedule and run weekly production meetings.

Below are the productions CPT is seeking stage managers for:

¡CELEBRANDO THREE YEARS!
October 6 – October 8 | Gordon Square Theatre | directed by Raymond Bobgan
Celebrated stories from Teatro Public de Cleveland’s repertoire presented as a one-weekend-only event with live music and food.

LIGHT THE LIGHTS, OL’ MOSES CLE! (A WILD HOLIDAY ROMP)
November 25 – December 18 | Gordon Square Theatre | originated by Raymond Bobgan & Beth Wood
A vaudeville-inspired evening of holiday folly, mischief and merry-making, CPT style.

THE SANTALAND DIARIES
December 1 – 18 | Playhouse Square | directed by Cathleen O’Malley
Daytime availability a plus, but not a requirement

ENTRY POINT
January 12 – 21 | CPT Campus | New Play Development
3-7 stage managers needed, short-term commitment

I CALL MY BROTHERS
February 9 – March 4 | James Levin Theatre | directed by Evren Odcikin, 2015 Nat’l Directing Fellow
A bomb goes off. A city paralyzed with fear. An intense 24-hour journey inside one young man’s head.

BARBECUE
February 16 – March 11 | Gordon Square Theatre | directed by Beth Wood
A hilarious and devastating dark comedy by Robert O’Hara.

TEST FLIGHT
March 13 – April 22 | James Levin Theatre | New Play Development
Workshop productions of new plays by local and non-local artists.
No commitment prior to 3/13 needed. Each week is a new show and a new group of artists.

DANCEWORKS
May 8 – June 3 | James Levin Theatre | Dance Series
Daytime commitment required. No commitment prior to 5/8 needed. Each week is a new show and a new group of artists.

RED ASH MOSAIC
May 25 – June 17 | Gordon Square Theatre | directed by Raymond Bobgan
The daily doldrums of a video game store erupts into a fracturing of realities as a man confronts his own death.

Teatro Publico de Cleveland announces FREE Theatre Workshop

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Ensemble members of Teatro Publico de Cleveland
Photo by Steve Wagner


Teatro Publico de Cleveland

FREE Theatre Workshop

ALL SPEAKERS WELCOME

English, Spanish, Bilingual.

(Spanish Translation available below)
 

Monday, August 15th, 6-9pm

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE 

6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

Meet Teatro Publico de Cleveland ensemble members
Learn about storytelling and story sharing
Play fun theatre games
Celebrate Cleveland’s rich community and creativity!
These workshops are open to the public and intended for adults, 18 years old and up.

For information call Faye Hargate at 216.631.2727 ext 207

Teatro Publico de Cleveland (TPC) is a community-based, ensemble theatre group. Now in its 4th year, TPC ensemble members collaborate with CPT artists to create and perform plays based in the traditions of Latino culture and inspired by the creativity and life experiences of the ensemble. CPT believes Cleveland has rich cultural diversity and hearing the stories of our community members is essential to deepening the artistic life of our city.


Cleveland Public Theatre y
Teatro Público de Cleveland
Anuncian:

Taller de Teatro – Teatro Público de Cleveland

 Para personas que hablen español, inglés o bilingües –

TODOS SON BIENVENIDOS

Lunes, 15 de agosto, de 6 a 9PM

Dirección:

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE
6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

Conoce a los miembros del elenco del Teatro Publico de Cleveland
Aprende el arte de contar y compartir una historia
Participa en divertidos juegos teatrales
¡Celebra la riqueza creativa y cultural de Cleveland!
Este Taller está dirigido a:
Adultos de 18+ años de edad
Abiertos al público

Para más información comunicarse con Faye Hargate at 216.631.2727 ext 207

Teatro Público de Cleveland (TPC) es un elenco de teatro localizado en la comunidad de Cleveland. El elenco de TPC tiene cuatro años de creación y trabaja en colaboración con artistas de CPT para crear y poner en escena obras que reflejan las tradiciones de la cultura Latinoamericana inspiradas desde la creatividad y experiencias vividas por los miembros del elenco.  Para CPT, la diversidad cultural de Cleveland es sumamente rica y es fundamental conocer las historias de los miembros de nuestra comunidad para darle mayor profundidad a la vida artística de nuestra ciudad.

CPT ANNOUNCES A NEW STAFF POSITION: ARTISTIC AND EDUCATION ASSOCIATE

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces a New Staff Position: Artistic and Education Associate

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

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 29, 2016


Description of Position

The Artistic and Education Associate reports directly to Executive Artistic Director and works collaboratively across all departments. This position is a year-round, salaried, staff position that works an average of 55 hours a week.  Salary range $28,000-32,000, commensurate with experience. Some benefits included.

Artistic and Education Associate (AEA) works as an assistant to Executive Artistic Director who leads the interwoven artistic and education programming. AEA will manage calendars, maintain and grow partnerships, represent CPT in community meetings, collaborate on new program development, assistant-produce and occasionally line-produce shows, education programs and special events.

Experience in professional theatre is a must, with a minimum of 1 year of full-time theatre work, 3 years of consistent freelance work or equivalent. Experience in producing plays is important and experiences in new play development, education, devised theatre, community organizing and production management would be very helpful. CPT primarily produces work that is outside the mainstream theatre, so a past history of such work indicates a potentially good fit.

All positions at CPT work across departmental lines and the AEA is involved in nearly all aspects of the theatre.  The AEA will be very involved in three aspects of CPT’s programming: the season of plays (including our new play development work); special community events, especially Station Hope, a neighborhood festival focusing on the triumphs of the Underground Railroad and challenges of current issues of inequity and social justice; and CPT core education programs that teach theatre creation techniques to under-privileged youth and adults.

Education and Artistic staff at CPT are expected to engage in their own artistic work and growth.

The successful candidate will be collaborative, eager to learn and dedicated to working in theatre. Candidate must possess excellent logistics skills, and have the creativity to create warm, exciting, empowering community experiences for our programs’ participants and families. Because of our track record of success we are particularly interested in candidates who are eager to support current programs and ultimately move into evolving new programs.

CPT cares passionately about reflecting our community and pursuing diversity at all levels of the organization. CPT has a demanding working environment with long, intense hours, but we have fun and love what we do. We value hard work, kindness, generosity, passion and grace-under-pressure. For applicants considering relocation to Cleveland: our city is an excellent community to live in, with top-notch arts and culture, a vibrant theatre scene, beautiful public parks, a great lake and VERY affordable housing.

TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should email two-page cover letter, résumé and references to:  careers@cptonline.org. Subject header should read: [LAST NAME], Artistic and Education Associate.

ABOUT CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE:

CPT’s mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking theatre and life-changing education programs. CPT implements this mission through its annual theatrical season, featuring between 10-15 adventurous professional productions, a robust series of play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process and a bold educational program that engages disadvantaged youth and adults in creating their own plays and sharing them with the community. CPT’s annual budget is approximately $2,000,000. CPT’s accumulated surplus, building reserve, strong cash position and significant working capital provide for a relatively stable business environment. CPT has 16 fulltime staff members.

 

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for “I Call My Brothers”

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for

I Call My Brothers

Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri.

Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

Directed by Evren Odcikin, 2015 National Directing Fellow.

About the play…

Something has happened. A car. An explosion. And a city is paralyzed with fear. But Amor has an important errand to run. He walks the city streets with his backpack and his cell phone, doing his best to blend in. But what looks normal? In this funny and fierce showdown with paranoia, I Call My Brothers offers an intense 24-hour journey inside one young man’s head. What happens when the lines between reality and fantasy, love and fear, criminal and victim, become increasingly blurred? Regional Premiere. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre will consider non-local actors for “I Call My Brothers”

Cleveland Public Theatre will consider non-local actors for…

I Call My Brothers

Written by Jonas Hassen Khemiri.

Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles.

Directed by Evren Odcikin, 2015 National Directing Fellow.

About the play…

Something has happened. A car. An explosion. And a city is paralyzed with fear. But Amor has an important errand to run. He walks the city streets with his backpack and his cell phone, doing his best to blend in. But what looks normal? In this funny and fierce showdown with paranoia, I Call My Brothers offers an intense 24-hour journey inside one young man’s head. What happens when the lines between reality and fantasy, love and fear, criminal and victim, become increasingly blurred? Regional Premiere. Read More ›

CPT Announces Request for Proposals: DanceWorks 2017

Request for Proposals

DanceWorks 2017

Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2016.

DanceWorks 2017 is an important part of Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2016-2017 Season. DanceWorks offers Northeast Ohio dance companies and choreographers the opportunity to have world premiere works presented in a series with other local dance companies.

Through a submission process, CPT hopes to select 2 – 4 dance companies to be part of DanceWorks 2017 in the James Levin Theatre. This year CPT is only accepting submissions for groups to perform half of a double bill. Groups that share an evening will share revenue, rehearsal time and technical time.

Each pair of groups will have access to the James Levin Theatre for one week: Monday through Wednesday for load-in and rehearsal, and Thursday through Saturday for performances.

We are accepting submissions for four weeks that will feature local companies: May 8th – 13th, May 15th – 20th, May 22nd – 27th and May 29th – June 3rd.

The James Levin Theatre will be set-up with a repertory lighting plot suitable for dance. Companies may alter that set-up; however, they then take full responsibility for implementing the alterations and restoring the space to its original state directly following their final performance.

It is up to each project to provide its own artistic collaborators and additional technical staff as needed. CPT will provide a series stage manager, as well as box office and house management staff.

CPT produces a direct mail brochure advertising the DanceWorks series. However, it is up to the individual companies to promote their own show. CPT will do what we can to assist dance companies’ marketing efforts.

Each selected group will receive a minimum guarantee of $750 against a box office split of 30% for the dance company. For example if a project makes $2000 at the box office, the project will keep the $750 guarantee. If the box office is $4000, the project will get a total of $1,200, an additional $450 over the original $750. Ticket prices for DanceWorks range from $12 – 30.

Selection:

The purpose of DanceWorks is to serve new work by established and emerging dance companies and choreographers in Cleveland. DanceWorks seeks to represent a diversity of forms, genres and aesthetic values. We want to create an environment where companies can boldly experiment and stretch beyond their past repertory. Performances should be comprised of at least 50% world premiere work. DanceWorks performances should be high quality work and be well thought-out, rehearsed and prepared.

Major factors in selecting works are capability, impact and quality. Companies should demonstrate that they have experienced personnel capable of independently managing your production needs, including sound, lighting and stage needs. CPT is looking for companies that can organize their needs and resources in an effective way that allows them to be fully prepared.

CPT expends a great deal of resources to make DanceWorks happen, and we are looking for projects for which DanceWorks will provide a significant impact both on the company that is performing and on our audience.


DanceWorks 2017 APPLICATION

Deadline: August 1, 2016

Materials will not be returned to applicants.

If you would like to be considered for DanceWorks 2017, please complete the attached application form and submit to New Play Associate, Caitlin Lewins via email at clewins@cptonline.org.

Click here for a Microsoft Word version of the application.
Click here for a PDF version of the application.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Pandemonium 2016: Request for Proposals

Pandemonium ’16; The Fire Within is
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

Deadline for artist proposals is Monday, JULY 4TH, 2016.

On Saturday, September 10, 2016 CPT will present its annual fundraising extravaganza and “Party of the Year” – Pandemonium ’16: The Fire Within. Featuring dozens of area theatre, dance, visual and performance artists and with fabulous food and drink, Pandemonium ’16 is a benefit like no other and an opportunity for you to be a featured artist.

The Pandemonium production team is seeking proposals from extraordinary theatre, music, performance poetry, dance, visual and multimedia artists.

Pandemonium ’16 is a benefit event and all proceeds go to support Cleveland Public Theatre’s mission on stage and in the community: creating and presenting challenging and inspiring performance work, ensuring 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 westside, 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 below to find out how you can be a part of the magic.


How Pandemonium Works

Over 800 Pandemonium guests will be invited to explore the CPT campus and create their own artistic adventure. With more than 60 performances to choose from, a guest may encounter a band in the balcony, giant puppets outside, an art installation in a hallway, and a 10 minute play in a garage – all in the span of 20 minutes.

Each year, the success of Pandemonium is due to the generosity of over 200 volunteer artists performing throughout the CPT campus. This year, by tapping into Northeast Ohio’s amazing arts community, we’re committed to making this the best Pandemonium to date.

Pandemonium is an opportunity to have an artistic platform and showcase your work to over 800 people. It will also give you a free backstage pass to the best party in town, a chance to meet and be inspired by some of the most extraordinary and innovative performing artists in the region.

Pandemonium is a huge production, so there is little technical support from CPT. While each space will have basic lighting and sound systems, it’s more about the performance and the art than technical spectacle. However, don’t confuse minimalism and resourcefulness with lack of style and quality. Artists are welcome to make elaborate plans for their space, but they must be ready to implement the plans themselves with little time in the space and technical support from CPT.

There will be a Stage Manager (if necessary) available for one rehearsal and the event, but it is up to each artist to provide their own artistic collaborators and produce their individual performance or installation.

Pandemonium performances should be no more than 10-15 minutes in length and involve no more than 5 artists. Most performances are presented multiple times throughout the evening. Art installations can range from large to small, depending on the individual needs and space available.

While CPT is not able to pay artists for their participation in Pandemonium, everyone is invited to enjoy the party of the year after their performances. We provide free food and beverages in the artist greenroom.

Pandemonium is just that – PANDEMONIUM! Flexibility is a must.


Who gets selected?

Proposals should be bold, inventive, entertaining and thought provoking. At Pandemonium, anything goes, so be creative and let this year’s theme inspire you!

We look for diversity in our artistic offerings at Pandemonium. Proposals can range from bands, dance companies of all varieties, short plays, art installations, poetry, performance art, wandering characters, comedians, etc. The sky is the limit, so we encourage you to think outside of the box.

In selecting works for this event we will be looking at a number of factors:

Has the artist/group demonstrated the ability to produce the proposed work? We want to feel confident that the artist/group has a clear understanding of what it takes to pull off a show, and they understand how to assess their own capacity.

Has the artist demonstrated artistic excellence? While all artistic enterprises require risk and there are no guarantees, it’s important that the artist has shown an understanding of artistry. This could be demonstrated in a work sample, resume of artist, script of past or current work, or in a project summary.

Is the work adventurous and new? CPT has a history of producing work that no one else in town will produce because it is somehow “outside the box.” The work doesn’t need to be experimental or weird (though that is fine, too), but it does need to be entertaining and compelling.

If you would like to be considered for Pandemonium’16, please complete the included application form.

Deadline for submissions is June 27th, 2016.


PANDEMONIUM ’16 APPLICATION

Deadline: June 27th, 2016

Thank you for your interest in participating in Pandemonium. Please complete the application and submit it electronically with your supplemental materials and a work sample (if available) to: New Play Associate, Caitlin Lewins at clewins@cptonline.org.

Materials will not be returned to applicants.

Click here for a Microsoft Word version of the application.
Click here for a PDF version of the application.