Archives by Year: 2021

Cleveland Public Theatre requests proposals for Station Hope 2022

Station Hope 2022

Deadline for submissions is on Monday, February 7.

Cleveland Public Theatre is planning the ninth annual STATION HOPE, a one night event of entertainment and art inspired by the history of St. John’s Church and the Underground Railroad, the repercussions of oppression, and contemporary struggles for social justice, on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Read More ›


Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Announces an Update to 2021/2022 Season:

Teatro Público de Cleveland & CPT present


by Marisela Treviño Orta, directed by Bridgett Martinez
March 17 – April 2, 2022, in CPT’s Gordon Square Theare

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is thrilled to announce an update to CPT’s 2021/2022 Season. Teatro Público de Cleveland and CPT will present The River Bride by Marisela Treviño Orta, directed by Bridgett Martinez, March 17 – April 2, 2022, in CPT’s Gordon Square Theatre.

Breakout Session (or Frogorse) will be rescheduled for the 2022/2023 Season. CPT is committed to the play Breakout Session (or Frogorse) and playwright Nikkole Salter, and the actors and artists involved, and is continuing to work with Actors’ Equity Association around COVID-19 Safety Protocols. CPT strives to create great art, and simultaneously values the humans creating the art. CPT is devoted to giving this production its best chance for success.

Helena is dreading her sister’s wedding. The groom, Duarte, should have been hers. And she knows that her sister, Belmira, only wants to escape their quiet Brazilian town for an exciting new life in the city. But three days before the wedding, fishermen pull a mysterious stranger out of the river—a man with no past who offers both sisters an alluring, possibly dangerous future. Amazon folklore and lyric storytelling blend into a heartrending tale of love, grudges, transformation… and the ever-present river, giving and taking away.

March 17 – April 2, 2022
7:30pm, Thu/Fri/Sat/Mon and 3:00pm Sun, Mar 27, Gordon Square Theatre.
Preview March 17. Opening Night is March 18. No show Mon, March 21.

In 2013, Cleveland Public Theatre launched Teatro Público de Cleveland, Cleveland’s first Latinx theatre company, whose work reflects the artistic goals, interests, and ideals of its members. Teatro Público de Cleveland inspires inter/intra-cultural exchange through thought-provoking, bilingual storytelling and performances that foster social consciousness and build community. TPC is governed by the TPC Leadership Committee: Mónica A. Cerpa Zúñiga (Chair), Alisha M. Caraballo (Vice Chair), Letitia Lopez, Gilberto Peña, and Blanca Iris García Salva.

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring Education Staff

CPT is seeking part-time Support Teaching Artists (Cleveland Act Now Academy and CMHA Cleveland Act Now programs) and a full-time Teaching Artist & Site Coordinator (CMHA CAN) to support and implement CPT Education programming. 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.

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Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring a Director of Audience Engagement & Marketing

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Director of Audience Engagement & Marketing, which is a core part of CPT’s leadership team and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position until the role is filled with a start date goal between 3/1/22 and 4/15/22.

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Free Workshop with Raymond Bobgan

Start the new year off with a deep dive into the creative…

Into the Depths: poetic theatre creation

CPT is proud to announce a Free Workshop with nationally recognized theatre creator Raymond Bobgan. This workshop will serve as an introduction (or reintroduction for past collaborators) to Raymond’s unique approach to physical, experimental theatre—what he calls “Poetic Performance.”

This workshop will also serve as a selection session/audition for Candlelight Hypothesis. Actors interested in being cast in this show must attend the workshop or complete some other work with Raymond. This workshop is also open to performers who are not intending to be a part of the Candlelight Hypothesis.

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CPT is Hiring Cleveland Act Now (CAN) Substitute Teaching Artists

The timeline for this role runs from November 2021 through May 2022.

Substitute Teaching Artists successfully support Teaching Artists & Site Coordinators or lead in implementing CAN programming (depending on the need of the day), during which youth will build storytelling skills (incorporating body, voice, and ensemble) and community. Pay for Substitute Teaching Artists is $20/hr.

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CPT is Hiring a Technical Director

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Technical Director, which is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position until the role is filled, with a start date goal between 1/1/22 and 2/15/22. 

Technical Director Job Description 

CPT is hiring a Technical Director (TD). This role requires leadership and initiative and reports to the Executive Artistic Director (EAD). This is a senior staff role participating in leading the theatre and supporting the EAD in strategy and decision-making.  

The TD manages and implements all technical aspects of productions, except costumes, for CPT’s season, consisting of 6-12 full productions, 2-4 new work development series, 2 multi-site special events, and other artistic projects. CPT programs in two theatres, various onsite studios, and occasionally produces work offsite in nontraditional spaces. The TD will lead the rebuilding of this department and will work with the EAD and the artistic department to grow capacity. For the 2021/2022 Season, the TD oversees and works with CPT’s Technical Associate and a limited number of over-hire technicians to implement all sets, lighting, video, and sound installations. The TD is responsible for oversight of CPT’s scene shop and technical equipment. The TD is also offered opportunities to work as a designer. Candidates must have four years full-time technical theatre work (or equivalent as a freelancer) with excellent technical skills in the following areas:  sound technician, master electrician, and set construction. Expertise in some of the following skills is also a plus: sound design, lighting design/video design/implementation, and scenic design. The successful candidate will be collaborative, eager to learn new ways of working, service oriented, and highly self-motivated.  

Salary range is $46k to $54k, commensurate with experience. CPT offers a benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, short-term and long-term disability, vacation pay, and paid sick time/personal days. 

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Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi – Free Theatre Workshop