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Cleveland Public Theatre Awarded the Inaugural 50/50 Applause International Centre for Women Award from the Playwrights (ICWP)

Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to announce they are one of five recipients of the inaugural 50/50 Applause Award from the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP). The 50/50 Applause Award is for theatres in the United States that have at least 50 percent of their 2011-2012 season feature plays written by women. Other recipients include Little Colonel Theatre, Pee Wee Valley, KY; Nora Theater, Cambridge, MA; Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY; and, Symmetry Theatre, Berkeley, CA.

Cleveland Public Theatre is committed to supporting new, adventurous work by minorities, women and local writers and is proud to have had 50% of their 2011-2012 season feature plays by women, the majority of those being Northeast Ohio artists.

CPT continues to support a diverse group of playwrights though out new work development series like The Dark Room, Springboard and Big Box.

The ICWP is dedicated to the support of female dramatists to express their artistic vision without censorship, harassment or personal danger throughout the world.

Click here to read more about the International Centre for Women Playwrights

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2012 – 2013 Season

 

12.13seasonCleveland Public Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the 2012 – 2013 season: REMARKABLE.

Cleveland Public Theatre is the place for original, adventurous and relevant works of performance. The 2012-2013 Season: REMARKABLE delivers on CPT’s mission by including seven world premiere productions five by Northeast Ohio artists, and a host of regional premieres. Read More ›

Raymond Bobgan Announces 2012-13 Director Fellow

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Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT), Northeast Ohio’s most innovative and adventurous theatre announces the second year awardee of The Director Fellows Program funded by a generous grant from Joan Yellen Horvitz, a long-time friend of CPT.

The 2012-2013 Director Fellow is Denise Astorino. Ms. Astorino will receive $3,000 and full underwriting of her learning and artistic activities during the fellowship year, culminating in a full production of an original work in May of 2013 in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Store Front Studio.

“The intent of this initiative, inaugurated last September, is to address Cleveland’s limited pool of directors by providing a program that will allow select directors with extraordinary potential to focus intensively on artistic growth over the course of a season,” said Raymond Bobgan, CPT’s Executive Artistic Director. Focused on innovation and developing new work, this year-long residency provides mentoring and opportunities for formal classwork, assistant directing, directing, play creation and assistant producing. Read More ›

Raymond Bobgan and CPT Featured in American Theatre Magazine

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Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, is being featured in American Theatre Magazine for his work at CPT, turning around CPT’s financial situation and creating a home where local artists can build their craft.

Click here to read the whole article and see how a public theatre and a man with a vision can help change a neighborhood.

Building Reserve Grant will be utilized to offset cost of maintaining CPT campus

Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces that Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) has received a one million dollar grant from The Kresge Foundation’s Building Reserve Grant program. The awarded funds will be utilized to offset the cost of long-term care and maintenance of the buildings and facilities on the CPT campus.
Now in its 30th year, CPT serves as the anchor of the Gordon Square Arts District on Cleveland’s near west side. The CPT campus at West 65th Street and Detroit Avenue is comprised of four buildings that feature multiple performance and rehearsal venues. The dynamic performing arts center is a hub for original, adventurous and relevant works of performance and is dedicated to cultivating local artists in the creation of new work. CPT engages the community through a bold series of educational programs for urban youth, residents of public housing and homeless adults. The Kresge Foundation’s one million dollar grant will allow CPT to continue to thrive as a creator and as an artistic home for hundreds of artists across multiple disciplines. Read More ›

CPT Announces the 2011 – 2012 Season!

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the 2011 – 2012 season:

Seven World Premieres!

Cleveland Public Theatre is the place for original, adventurous and relevant works of performance. The 2011 – 2012 season delivers on CPT’s mission. The season includes seven world premiere productions, five by Northeast Ohio artists. Six of the plays are devised theatre, originating from unconventional creative processes. CPT also continues its commitment to artist development with groundbreaking programs: Big Box, seven weeks of world premiere workshop productions by Northeast Ohio artists; Springboard, a new series for staged readings and director development; the inaugural Leap/Conceive project for works-in-progress; and DanceWorks a premiere showcase for local companies and choreographers. Read More ›

James Levin Awarded 2012 Cleveland Arts Prize!

JameslevinFounder of Cleveland Public Theatre, James Levin, is the winner of the 2012 Cleveland Arts Prize’s Robert Bergman Prize. Awarded only from time to time, The Robert P. Bergman Prize applauds the rare leaders whose life and work are illuminated by an energetic and inspiring dedication to a democratic vision of the arts.

Click here to read the Plain Dealer article.

Click here to read more about Cleveland Arts Prize.

CPT Announces 2010-2011 Season!

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Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the 2010-2011 Season:
Go Deep … Go Long

Cleveland Public Theatre is the place for bold, new, adventurous and relevant works of performance. The 10-11 season includes 4 World Premieres, another production straight from the New York Public, three Midwest Premieres, and a remount of one of CPT’s original works. CPT continues its ground breaking development series with 8 weeks of Big [BOX], the return of Little Box and the 11th anniversary of CPT’s acclaimed performance series DanceWorks. Read More ›

CPT welcomes Turkish playwright Ozen Yula

Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to announce the arrival of Ozen Yula for a 9 month residency
Unique residency made possible by the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion International Artist in Residence Program

“For too long Cleveland has rested on the laurels of the 19th and early 20th century industry and culture that shaped our city’s historic identity and economy. The world has changed. Its perceptual size has shrunk while the impact of its creative and cultural diversity has greatly expanded.” – The Cleveland Foundation

Creative Fusion, the Cleveland Foundation’s International Artist in Residence Program, is dedicated to fostering creative and cultural diversity and bringing new global perspectives to our communities. To that end, Cleveland State University and Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) are pleased to announce that their organizations have been chosen by the Cleveland Foundation to host the first Creative Fusion International Artist in Residence. Read More ›

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