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.
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 ›
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 ›
Teatro Público de Cleveland and Cleveland Public Theatre announce AUDITIONS:
A Xmas Cuento Remix
Written by Maya Malán-González
Composition & Arrangements by Emiliano Valdez & Daniel Valdez Directed by Holly Holsinger with Jason Estremera Music Direction by Maria DiDonato
Performed in English with some songs in Spanish and Spanish Subtitles.
Runs December 5 – 21. Previews December 5. James Levin Theatre.
About the play…
¡Este no es el cuento navideño de la abuela! Teatro Público de Cleveland blows the roof off with this Latino culture and modern music-infused take on Dickens’ classic Christmas tale. Performed in English with some songs in Spanish and Spanish subtitles. National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere with Milagro Theatre, Portland.Read More ›
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.
FIRST SESSION — AGES 7 – 9 YEARS OLD
JUNE 10th – JUNE 28th Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm Three Week Long Audition Based Theatre Program
SECOND SESSION — AGES 10 – 14 YEARS OLD
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
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!
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.
When: Saturday, April 6, 12pm – 5pm Monday, April 8, 5:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: 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 email@example.com. Read More ›
CPT is seeking Teaching Artists for the summer session of our Brick City Theatre program. We are seeking interdisciplinary artists of all performance-related arts disciplines with experience leading youth and/or artistic projects. Theatre experience is a plus. We are looking to build a strong core of artists who are dedicated to creating work to further racial and economic justice.
Brick City Theatre is a year-round afterschool and intensive summer arts program for youth ages 5-14 and family members who reside in public housing. Multidisciplinary performing arts activities improve academic skills, instill empathy and responsibility, build character, and enhance creative thinking. Brick City Theatre is offered in partnership with Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and makes a powerful impact on local families, serving over 700 community members every year at four CMHA community center sites: Lakeview Terrace, Woodhill Homes, Outhwaite Homes, and Riverside Park. Read More ›
Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season
Call and Response
“CALL AND RESPONSE speaks to the interactive nature of theatre. Inherent to the artistic process, artists and audience are called to listen and to respond. Their responsibility lies in the immediate moment, but also in listening to the world we live in, and responding back. CALL AND RESPONSE is present, active, and requires us to listen with our whole hearts—and answer—not simply echo. Theatre is a communal act. Our work is about people coming together, building trust, engaging and unlocking these paths to transformation.”
This three day workshop with Raymond Bobgan, Darius J. Stubbs, and Faye Hargate is focused on physical work of the actor, our approach to voice and song, and actor creation.
This session will also function as a selection session for future work. This is a way for performers to get to know us and our way of working. This is also a way to test out the potential for performers to be successful in this process and style of work.
Free workshop/selection sessions will be held on the evenings of March 25, 27, and 28 (6:30-10:30p). Participants are expected to attend all three sessions. Read More ›