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Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring an Artistic Programs Producer

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT seeks an Artistic Programs Producer 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: July 16, 2018

Description of Position

The Artistic Programs Producer reports to the Executive Artistic Director as a year-round, salaried, staff position working well over 40 hours a week. Salary is competitive based on comparable theatres nationally and is commensurate with experience. Some benefits included.

The Artistic Programs Producer provides production, artistic, managerial, and operational support to: CPT’s season of full productions; four developmental series; Pandemonium (a massive annual event); Station Hope (a one-day social justice festival); as well as other artistic projects and productions. The Artistic Programs Producer may also play a managerial or leadership role with CPT’s Teatro Publico de Cleveland and/or Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi.

The Artistic Programs Producer is expected to work as an artist at CPT and to continue their own artistic growth. Read More ›

CPT Announces Auditions for Everything is okay (and other helpful lies)

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) announces Auditions for


A World Premiere Musical at CPT.
Created by Melissa Crum & Caitlin Lewins,
16/17 Nord Family Foundation Catapult Fellows.
Directed by Matthew Wright.

About the Musical…

This dark musical comedy is a celebration of the not-so-happy ways in which we persevere, grow, and change – whether we want to or not. Friendships are challenged, buddies die, and everybody drinks. Cheers. World Premiere.

Looking to cast…

Jackson* (African American Male) – late 20’s, early 30’s, a go-getter. Awkward yet loveable. Craves success and connection.
Pablo* (Caucasian Male) – late 20’s, early 30’s, a struggling musician. Charming. And kind of a jerk. Is not Hispanic. His real name is Sam.
*Ability to play instrument(s) a plus

All other roles have been cast. Equity Agreements are not available for this production. Read More ›

CPT Announces 2018/2019 New Play Development Request for Proposals

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces

2018/2019 New Play Development
Request for Proposals

Deadline EXTENDED!
DEADLINE FOR submissions is Monday, June 18, 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!

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Cleveland Act Now – Summer 2018 Session

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces

Cleveland Act Now – Summer 2018 Session

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. 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 ›

CPT Announces Request for Proposals: Pandemonium 2018

Pandemonium 2018: Labyrinth of Desire

Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: Friday, June 22

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 ›

Theatre Directing/Creation Class

Theatre Directing/Creation Class

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.

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Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Pandemonium Intern

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 is Hiring a Deputy General Manager

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.
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CPT Announces Tour of Red Ash Mosaic

Cleveland Public Theatre announces tour of


Created by Raymond Bobgan & Cleveland Core Ensemble.
Directed by Raymond Bobgan.

Red Ash Mosaic will tour from Cleveland to New Orleans & Columbus

Spring, 2018

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.

The Cleveland Core Ensemble will also be sharing Red Ash Mosaic in Cleveland through invitation only showings. Public may request invitations through: Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Physical Operations Manager

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 ›