Cleveland Public Theatre announces 2021/2022 Season
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the 2021/2022 season, 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 nationally as a leader in the support and development of new work, the amplification of emerging voices, and for producing and presenting work from artists creating theatre outside the mainstream.
The theme of CPT’s 2021/2022 season is EVOLVE.
“Cleveland Public Theatre brings people together. The strength of our programming is not only in the individual power of each project and each production, but how they weave together. As each program, each person, impacts the next, the community impact grows exponentially. We don’t present to the community; we are a convergence of communities. We believe society can evolve, and it is when we come together that these changes happen. Our strategy is to center artists, to amplify the voices of artists amidst our diverse communities, and to share their work broadly. What happens when we have conversations with people who see the world differently than what we know? We challenge our thinking, we open our hearts, and our inner world expands. Together, we evolve.”
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 through Friday, July 16.
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 6-11 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. Anticipated start date is Wednesday, September 1.
Salary range is $42k to $50k. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off. Anticipated start date is Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Cleveland Public Theatre is planning a festive evening in keeping with its tradition of presenting innovative, original artistic work, featuring artists of all experience levels and disciplines (dance, spoken word, performance, song, theatre, music, etc.). On Saturday, September 18, 2021, CPT will present its annual fundraising extravaganza and party of the year – Pandemonium 2021: TheBreak of Dawn. 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 2021 will support Cleveland Public Theatre’s challenging and inspiring performance work, ensuring that emerging artists and small performance companies have opportunities to participate in the arts, and sustaining CPT’s unique education programs that celebrate the artist within all of us. 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.
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Patron Services Manager who is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and our community impact.
Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Caitie H. Milcinovic, Director of Organizational Advancement at email@example.com end of day Tuesday, July 6. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, Patron Services Manager. Your email should include two attachments: a resume, and a two-page cover letter giving examples of your related experiences and explaining why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring an Assistant General Manager which is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success.
Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Denis Griesmer, General Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day Friday, July 9. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, Assistant General Manager. Your email should include two attachments: a resume, and a two-page cover letter giving examples of your related experiences and explaining why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.
Cleveland Public Theatre announces 2021 Free Summer Season Outdoors. Live. In-Person.
July 1 – august 7, 2021
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce in-person, outdoor performances as part of the 2021 Free Summer Season. CPT is thrilled to offer live, onsite performances for the first time since March 2020, including Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation and performances by CPT resident ensembles Teatro Público de Cleveland and Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi مسرح كليفلاند العربي . CPT will once again be home to live and in-person programming that is daring, relevant, and socially conscious.
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 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;
balancing impact with investment.
CPT is a nationally recognized hub for the development of new theatre that is known for work that is extraordinary, edgy, and relevant. We seek 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 focused on projects that are outside the mainstream and align with CPT’s diversity of aesthetic. Catapult is intended to move projects from early to mid-development phase, to being “production-ready.” Each process is customized to the work and the playwright’s need. Projects may receive a series of readings, significant rehearsal time, and workshop productions.
Playwright/Creators of the selected 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.
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is now accepting applications for The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative, a yearlong fellowship program providing early-career composers with first-hand experience creating music and sound design for theatre.
This initiative engages composers/designers in a collaborative process, under the guidance of the show producer and director, to compose and produce original music for full productions and works-in-development in CPT’s Season, and to learn about other parts of the creative and production process of theatre. Composers gain hands-on learning experiences through sound design opportunities.
The program is intended to significantly grow CPT’s capacity for developing original music and sound design, and to support the growth and emergence of local artists.
To ensure the development of work past this residency, both the Composer/Designer and Cleveland Public Theatre will retain rights to composed materials developed through the Theatre Composer Initiative.