Archives by Year: 2017

CPT announces Additional Auditions for Entry Point

Cleveland Public Theatre announces

Additional Auditions for Entry Point

a part of CPT’s New Play Development Series

Looking to cast…

  • 1 Female, African American, Late 20s – Mid 30s 
  • 1 Male, African American, Late 20s – Late 30s
  • 2 Females, African American, 40s – 60s

All actors should be comfortable with singing.

Cleveland Public Theatre is looking to cast for Bipolar Mixtape as part of our Entry Point festival. We are looking to cast actors confident in their singing ability and interested in supporting the development of a new work. Read More ›

Job Announcement: Paid Parking Lot Attendant Position at CPT

Cleveland Public Theatre is currently looking for Parking Lot Attendants for our 2017/18 season. CPT Parking Lot Attendants will be responsible for handling cash transactions for parking, being knowledgeable about current performances at Cleveland Public Theatre and the Gordon Square Arts District, and keeping watch over the CPT parking lot. Cash handling and customer service experience is preferred. The deadline to apply is January 15. Read More ›

CPT Announces Auditions for… / TPC anuncia Audiciones para En el Tiempo de las Mariposas (In the Time of the Butterflies)

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for… /

Teatro Público de Cleveland anuncia Audiciones para

En el Tiempo de las Mariposas

(In The Time of The Butterflies)

Regional Premiere / La premier Regional

A play by Caridad Svich. Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez. Spanish translation by Caridad Svich. Directed by Julia Sosa.
Una obra de Caridad Svich. Basada en la novela de Julia Alvarez. Traducción al Español por Caridad Svich. Dirigida por Julia Sosa.

Looking to cast / Buscando para Lanzar….

5-6 Woman with fluent Spanish speaking ability / 5-6 mujeres con fluidez en español
1-4 Men with fluent Spanish speaking ability / 1-4 hombres con fluidez en español

About the play…

En el Tiempo de las Mariposas is a fictionalized account of the courageous Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic. The sisters inspired resistance cells throughout the country against the dictatorial regime of Gen. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. The “butterflies,” their secret code name, were brutally murdered by the regime in 1960. En el Tiempo de las Mariposas paints a visual dreamscape of the activist sisters’ interior lives, the beauty and ferocity of the natural world and the music heard on the radio of the time. Performed in Spanish with English supertitles. Regional Premiere.

Sobre La obra del teatro…

En el Tiempo de las Mariposas es una novela que relata las valerosas hermanas Mirabal de la República Dominicana. Las hermanas inspiraron células de resistencia en todo el país contra el régimen dictatorial del General Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. Las “mariposas”, su nombre de código secreto, fueron brutalmente asesinadas por el régimen en 1960. En el Tiempo de las Mariposas pinta un visual de la vida interior de las hermanas activistas, la belleza y ferocidad del mundo natural y la música que se escucha en la radio de la época. Realizado en español con supertítulos en Ingles. Estreno regional. Read More ›

CPT Announces 3 day “Research and Development” Workshop with Raymond Bobgan

Cleveland Public Theatre announces

3 day “Research and Development” Workshop with Raymond Bobgan

This winter, Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan will hold a free, 3 day Research and Development open session in an effort to further his work and broaden the pool of diverse artists involved in this exciting work. This 3 day workshop will both explore Raymond’s unique approach to devised theatre and serve as an opportunity for Raymond and artists to get to know each other’s work better for potential future projects.

More on Research and Development Workshop:
Application to participate in this workshop is open to all artists. Participants must attend all three sessions and can expect intense physical work, singing and voice work, and creation of original scenes and material. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore work that is both personal and meaningful. No partial participation is allowed. Read More ›

CPT Announces Auditions for Entry Point 2018

Cleveland Public Theatre announces

Auditions for Entry Point

a part of CPT’s New Play Development Series

Looking to cast…

  • 15 – 20 Actors of all ethnicities and types!

Cleveland Public Theatre is helping Lead Artists of Entry Point to cast several selections as part of our 2017/2018 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. Actors with singing ability, fight choreography experience or a willingness to learn, and individuals comfortable with movement training are strongly encouraged to audition. Read More ›

CPT is Now Requesting Proposals for the 18/19 Season

Dear Northeast Ohio artists,

CPT is planning the 2018/2019 Season, and 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-envisioning 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 New Play Development 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. Read More ›

CPT’s Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative

CPT’s Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative


Deadline for Application is

Monday, December 18th, 2017

CPT is now accepting applications for The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer fellowships. The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative is a year-long fellowship program providing early-career composers with first-hand experience creating music and sound design for theatre.

This initiative engages composers/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.

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Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellowship Application

Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellowship Application

Deadline: Monday, December 18th, 2017

CPT’s Director Fellow Program is a year-long program for emerging directors of extraordinary potential living in Northeast Ohio. Supported by Joan Yellen Horvitz, CPT initiated this program to address Cleveland’s limited pool of directors with experience in directing new work and to meet the needs of up-and-coming directors.

The program includes a wide range of activities suited to the individual artist’s strengths and interest in areas of skill development. Past fellows have assistant directed full productions, created and directed original pieces for Station Hope and Pandemonium, and assisted in coordinating events and new play development series.

The Director Fellow Program is a direct mentorship with Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan. Fellows work directly with Raymond and the CPT staff. Read More ›


CPT announces Auditions for

Br’er Cotton

National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

By Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson

Looking to cast…

1 African-American young man (teen)
1 white young woman (teen)
1 African-American woman (30’s)
1 African-American man (60’s)
1 white man (30’s)

Equity agreements may be considered for this production. Read More ›


Station Hope

Deadline for submissions is Monday, December 11th.

Cleveland Public Theatre is planning the fifth annual STATION HOPE, a one night event of entertainment and art inspired by the history of St. John’s Church and the Underground Railroad, the repercussions of oppression and contemporary struggles for social justice, on Saturday, May 5th, 2018.

How Station Hope Works

Audiences explore St. John’s campus on the corner of W 26th St and Church Ave. With 30+ performances to choose from, attendees will encounter choirs, dance, theatre, intimate solo performance and interactive art – all happening at the same time in multiple indoor and outdoor venues.

Station Hope performances are 10 – 15 minutes in length and presented multiple times throughout the evening. Art installations will range from large to small, depending on the individual needs and space availability. Read More ›