Cleveland Public Theatre
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.
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 ›