At this point, we all know what’s happening, and we all know the importance of decisions and communications. And we know you are getting a bunch of these emails, updating you with challenging decisions people are making every day. We are grateful to you all and will continue to update you as our plans develop.
Here are the current updates:
We announce that both the DanceWorks and Test Flight 2020 series are cancelled. We are heartbroken this work will not take the CPT stage this season.
The Absolutely Amazing and True Adventures of Ms. Joan Southgate is rescheduled for next fall. We’ll let you know specific dates soon (…our 2020/2021 Season Announcement is in the works…).
We will keep you apprised and continue to reach out.
We are writing with the unfortunate news that all remaining performances of Breakout Session (or Frogorse) and Marisol are canceled. Though we are saddened by these cancellations, we are grateful for the abundance of caution being taken.
The health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff is our number one priority. If you have tickets for these performances, we would be happy to exchange them or offer a refund. Please stay tuned to our website and social media platforms for more information as the situation evolves.
Thank you for your continued support of Cleveland Public Theatre.
We are grateful for those working to ensure the safety of our community, and our hearts go out to those who are affected by the spread of disease and its repercussions.
The health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff is our number one priority and we are following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As you know, this is a changing situation, and if we need to reschedule or cancel any performances, we’ll let you know.
If you have tickets to a CPT show and you are feeling under the weather, please contact our Box Office at 216.631.2727 x501 to exchange or refund your tickets. Though this is not our usual policy – we understand the circumstances at hand and want to make sure folks are safe, healthy, and have the best experience possible when they enter our spaces.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY, April 13, 2020
Cleveland Public Theatre’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, locally impactful, 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.
The most extensive of CPT’s development programs, Catapult is intended to move projects that are outside the mainstream and align with CPT’s aesthetic from early to mid-development phase to being “production-ready”. Each process is customized to the work. Projects may receive a series of readings, significant rehearsal time, and workshop productions.
Playwright/Creators of Catapult projects will receive the Nord Family Foundation Fellowship and, while developing their work, will play an active role in the life of the theatre. Read More ›