Archives by Month: April 2019

Cleveland Act Now – Summer Arts Program

Cleveland Act Now

Summer Arts Program

Cleveland Act Now is an intensive summer arts program for young artists that is fun and challenging. Youth will learn acting fundamentals, storytelling methods, and ensemble play creation. Under the dedicated guidance of CPT Teaching Artists, children learn how to create and perform their own theatrical works. Enrollment is by audition. Youth who have successfully participated in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Brick City Theatre program are guaranteed placement in the program upon successful audition. All youth must participate in an audition to be eligible for the program. Enrollment is capped at 20 participants per session. This program is offered at NO COST thanks to the support of the Cleveland Foundation and other generous supporters.


JUNE 10th – JUNE 28th
Monday – Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Three Week Long Audition Based Theatre Program


JULY 8th – AUGUST 2nd
Monday – Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Four Week Long Audition Based Theatre Program

  • Both sessions are offered at NO COST
  • Lunch is not provided / snacks are
  • Classes take place at Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102
  • Friday field trips and excursions included


  • Mon, April 22nd, 5pm-7pm
  • Sat, April 27th, 9am-11am
  • Sun, April 28th, 12pm-2pm
  • Wed, May 1st, 5pm-7pm


Youth must prepare a 1-2 minute performance (monologue, poem, dance, rap, song, etc.)


Contact Faye Hargate, Program Director, 216.631.2727 x207 to reserve a spot
Youth must stay for full 2 hours of time slot
Guardians must be present for the first 30 minutes of audition slot time

CPT Announces 2019/2020 New Play Development Request for Proposals

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces

2019/2020 New Play Development
Request for Proposals

Deadline EXTENDED!
DEADLINE FOR submissions is Monday, May 6, 2019

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 Public Theatre announces General Auditions for the 2019/2020 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is holding general auditions for our 2019/2020 season. All Northeast Ohio actors interested in working with CPT are encouraged to audition. CPT has a history of multicultural casting and is committed to representing our community on stage.

General Auditions

Saturday, April 6, 12pm – 5pm
Monday, April 8, 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Cleveland Public Theatre (6415 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102)

Auditions are by appointment only and will be scheduled in five-minute increments. Actors should prepare no more than three minutes of material which can include 1-2 brief monologues and/or a short a cappella song. (Please note: auditions will be stopped at 3 minutes.)

AEA contracts will be considered throughout the season.

When scheduling your audition, please provide your preferred time and phone number. Interested actors should schedule an appointment by emailing CPT’s 2018/2019 NNPN Producer in Residence, India Nicole Burton, at Read More ›