Archives by Year: 2020

STEP announces winter virtual workshop

Cleveland Act Now (CAN) announces three free winter sessions

CMHA Cleveland Act Now Announces Winter Session

Cleveland Act Now Academy announces Fall Session

CPT announces applications for Premiere Fellowships

Cleveland Public Theatre

Premiere Fellowship

Deadline for submissions is Monday, November 2, 2020

About Cleveland Public Theatre

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 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 significant new plays. We envision CPT as a nationally recognized hub for the development of new theatre that is extraordinary, edgy, and relevant.

Premiere Fellowship Overview

With dedicated funding from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC), CPT offers the Premiere Fellowship for theatre artists committed to new play development. CPT will award four artists who have demonstrated excellence in their craft and a commitment to new plays. We are especially seeking artists who can most benefit from working with CPT artistic staff and artist teams.

The Premiere Fellowship is available for an array of theatre artists: designers, stage managers, choreographers, scriptwriters, devising playwrights, directors, and actors. Fellows will enter into a nine-month contract with CPT to undertake artistic work, collaborate with CPT artists, and engage in the life of the theatre. Fellows will receive a financial award plus additional CPT fees for work undertaken during the time of the fellowship.

Fellowship Description

The Premiere Fellowship supports the work of individual artists who are dedicated to new play development. Fellows will engage in a variety of activities as part of the fellowship and receive significant support for their artistic work.

The Premiere Fellowship is only for artists who are currently residents of Cuyahoga County and who remain so for the duration of the fellowship. Students enrolled in full-time or equivalent Undergraduate or Graduate programs are not eligible.

Fellows are encouraged to take on work at other organizations throughout the time of fellowship. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Fall Season: Alive On Line


October 30 – December 19

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce CPT’s Fall Season: Alive On Line, which delivers on CPT’s mission of raising consciousness and nurturing compassion through theatre that is daring, relevant, and socially conscious.

CPT invests in innovation and diversity and has been recognized regionally and nationwide as a leader in the support and development of new work and the amplification of emerging voices, and for producing and presenting work from artists creating theatre outside the mainstream.

Like flowers growing up through cracks in the sidewalk, water rushing through the Cuyahoga River, or dreams that come to us at night, art will find the way.” —Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director

Alive On Line features intimate showings playing in repertory with limited “seats.” Though we cannot gather in person, we can come together as a community to experience and celebrate the power of live art. As theatre artists we have dedicated our lives to explore, nurture, and deepen human connection—unmitigated, direct, and visceral. It is about connection, and more—it gets under the skin and into the heart. Though it is important to remain temporarily distanced, we believe theatre is the place where society dreams, debates, and experiments. CPT’s mission has always been boldly aligned with this thinking—theatre is about consciousness and compassion, and we cannot afford to let these qualities atrophy in ourselves or our society.

CPT’s Fall Season has been designed as a special Zoom experience. When you come to a CPT virtual performance, you will see and connect with your fellow audience members. Our intimate performances are under an hour, with limited “seats,” and conclude with brief post-show discussions. For tickets to CPT’s Fall Season: Alive On Line, visit

Visit to witness Awakenings, A Celebration of Cleveland Public Theatre presented by WKYC Studios.

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Cleveland Public Theatre seeks Audience Engagement & Marketing Associate

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT seeks an Audience Engagement & Marketing Associate interested in joining its hardworking team with ambitious goals of deepening the organization’s work and making change.

Deadline to Apply is November 9, 2020

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Cleveland Public Theatre welcomes Nicole Sumlin as new Education Director

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to welcome Nicole Sumlin as the new Education Director. Nicole Sumlin’s extraordinary artistry, demonstrated leadership, and array of experience from in-school programming, out-of-school arts programs, and community-based engagement, align with CPT’s values and public commitment. Read More ›

Updated: Cleveland Act Now (CAN) Fall Programming

Announcing Cleveland Act Now (CAN) Academy Fall Program Dates