Wintertide

WINTERTIDE at Gordon Square

Saturday, December 3, 2016 

1pm-7pm

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.

DESCRIPTION of 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 www.cptonline.org.

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

CPT Announces Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative Application

CPT’s Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative

Application

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 ›

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE SEEKS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing educational programs to raise consciousness and nurture compassion.

CPT seeks a Development Assistant willing to join its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community.

Summary of Position: This position is a year round, salaried, staff position. Salary is competitive and based on experience and capacity. The Development Assistant is responsible for supporting CPT in achieving its fundraising goals with a focus on administration. Duties include donor communications, special events management, coordination of donor benefits, database management, support services for internal and external meetings, preparation of donor materials, expense processing, and filing systems maintenance.

The Development Assistant reports to the Director of Development and has the following responsibilities.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Produces and/or sends donor correspondence, including thank you letters, annual appeal mailings, invoices, and cover letters
  2. Manages special events – including CPT’s annual fundraiser Pandemonium – by collecting guest lists, communicating with attendees, helping to oversee the arrival and departure of guests, tracking event attendance, and overseeing volunteers as applicable
  3. Coordinates all donor benefits, including program ads, signage, name listings, logo placement on publicity materials, and complimentary tickets
  4. Processes company mail, enters individual donations and special event sponsorships in database, and maintains all donor information
  5. Provides support for meetings (Board, fundraising task forces, etc.): scheduling, space reservation and set-up, document preparation, and catering as needed
  6. Prepares and maintains donor materials, including education brochures, programming one-sheets, informational packets, and oversight of video samples
  7. Processes development department expenses, and works closely with the Finance Department on numerous activities
  8. Maintains electronic and hard copy filing systems, including donor profile sheets and copies of donor correspondence

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Works as a team member with the rest of the staff at special events, including community-wide and education program events
  2. Attends meetings including weekly staff meetings and takes notes as necessary
  3. Maintains good work habits including promptness, adherence to CPT workplace policies, preparedness for meetings and events, and responsive follow-through on all donor, supervisor, and staff requests
  4. Maintains a positive attitude with donors and staff
  5. Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Consistent attention to detail and accuracy
  2. Ability to stay organized and meet deadlines
  3. Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  4. Experience managing a database and/or other information tracking systems
  5. Must enjoy people and be comfortable working with people of diverse backgrounds
  6. Ability to work independently, take initiative, and prioritize
  7. Enthusiasm and dedication
  8. Ability to work some evenings and weekends
  9. Ability to work effectively and efficiently; to create/modify systems and processes
  10. Computer literacy, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  11. Background in – or knowledge of – theatre arts preferred but not required

The working culture of CPT values creativity, boldness, generosity, kindness, perseverance, industriousness, dedication, and a sense of humor.

Reviews start immediately and continue until position is filled. Our goal is to fill the position by November 28.

Please email cover letter, resume, recent writing sample, and professional references to channon@cptonline.org.

PS: If you live out-of-town, Cleveland is an excellent community with top-notch arts, a vibrant theatre scene, beautiful public parks, a great lake, an excellent food scene, and VERY affordable housing!

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 Friday, January 20th through Sunday, January 22nd.
  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, 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 ›