Archives by Year: 2019

CPT announces Auditions for The Loush Sisters Love Dick’ns: Oops!… They Did It Again

CPT announces Auditions for

The Loush Sisters Love Dick’ns: Oops!… They Did It Again

Created by Liz Conway, Michael Seevers Jr., and Beth Wood
Directed by Beth Wood, CPT’s Associate Artistic Director & Director of Production

Looking to cast…

3 – 5 funny people (over the age of 21) who can sing/carry a tune, move/shake your maracas, and don’t take themselves too seriously, to join the dysfunctional Loush Sisters.

Specific Characters

  • Ghost of Christmas Present: 30s-50s, any gender & ethnicity
  • Ensemble/Siblings: 20s-early 30s, 2-3 males & 1-2 females, any ethnicity

Equity agreements may be considered for this production

Cleveland Public Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, CPT encourages performers of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Bookkeeping Assistant

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a part-time Bookkeeping Assistant. This role makes a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position thru July 31, 2019.

Job Description

Cleveland Public Theatre has an opening for a 12 to 16 hour/week Bookkeeping Assistant. This role does basic data entry, filing, and simple account reconciliation. Some previous bookkeeping or QuickBooks experience is preferred, but CPT is willing to train capable candidates with related office or data entry experience. Read More ›

CPT is Hiring a Patron Services Associate

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Patron Services Associate. This role reports to the Director of Patron Services in the Front of House (FOH) Department and will be a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. The deadline to apply is July 12th, 2019

Job Description

CPT is looking for an upbeat, charming, helpful person to engage with patrons and get them excited about their CPT experience. This role requires someone who is a fast learner, problem solver, team player, and has a great customer service and event planning mentality. The Patron Services Associate is responsible for managing and recording box office transactions, managing usher volunteers, and is a key player in all of CPT’s special events throughout the year. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre at BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival

What is BorderLight?

Founded in 2016 by Dale Heinen and Jeffrey Pence, BorderLight Festival of International Theatre launches as a 4-day late summer festival from July 24-27, 2019 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Festival will feature top-flight performers from abroad, world premiere collaborations between Cleveland-based theatre artists and international artists, and “fringe festival” that will draw performers from the region’s vibrant theatre community and across North America. BorderLight’s vision is to present visionary international theatre and build cross-cultural understanding. Visit to learn more. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring a Technical Director/Production Manager

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT seeks a wide range of mid-career candidates interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community as the Technical Director/Production Manager. For more information, visit

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 12, 2019

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CPT Announces Auditions: 2019 STEP Tech Team


Teens ages 14-19 interested in the arts can work at Cleveland Public Theatre this summer through CPT’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)

CPT is recruiting students who want to be a part of the STEP Tech Team which runs June 17 – Aug 6 at Cleveland Public Theatre. Teens will work with professional theatre artist-mentors in the following areas: set design, sound, stage set-up, costume management, & house management.

Teens receive bus tickets and healthy snacks. Those who successfully complete the program will earn a stipend ($500) and will tour to city parks all over Cleveland. 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 makes a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position thru Friday, June 21.

Job Description

Cleveland Public Theatre has an opening for a Physical Operations Manager (POM). This role requires a broad skill set as well as leadership and initiative and will be part of a team-driven staff. The role will work across production, facilities, front of house, and administrative areas and will report to the General Manager. CPT runs three flexible-seating performance spaces and uses unconventional outside venues. The position will manage the day-to-day needs of the physical plant, facilities staff, and vendors, as well as small-scale improvement projects. The POM will also manage CPT’s outside IT vendor and respond to the staff & production department’s day-to-day IT and office needs. Salary: $30k to $36k. Anticipated start date is Monday, July 8. This position may include limited theatrical construction and design if that is an interest of the successful candidate. Read More ›

CPT Announces Request for Proposals: Pandemonium 2019

Pandemonium 2019: Alchemy

Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: Monday, June 10

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 7, 2019, CPT will present its annual fundraising extravaganza and party of the year – Pandemonium 2019: Alchemy. 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 2019 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 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.

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Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Announces 2019/2020 Premiere Fellowship Recipients

5 local artists receive financial award and year-long Fellowship at CPT

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the selection of five Cuyahoga County-based artists as 2019/2020 Premiere Fellows, made possible by dedicated funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC).

The purpose of the Premiere Fellowship is to celebrate, reward, and support artists who have demonstrated excellence in and are committed to new play development. The award is for theatre artists from multiple disciplines including acting, directing, playwriting, design, and stage management. Fellows receive a $5,000 cash award, plus additional fees for projects, professional development, and access to space, equipment, and other important assets needed to create their work. Each Fellowship is designed in collaboration with the Fellows.

CPT’s 2019/2020 Premiere Fellows include Aaron Benson, Sheffia Randall Dooley, Les Hunter, Andrew Aaron Valdez, and Jimmie Woody. Read More ›

CPT announces ADDED auditions for youth (7-14 years old) summer program: CLEVELAND ACT NOW



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. Read More ›