Archives by Year: 2022

CPT is looking for Volunteer Stage/House Managers for Pandemonium 2022!

On Saturday, September 10, 2022, Cleveland Public Theatre will transform its campus into a labyrinth of theatre, dance, visual arts, and performance for Pandemonium 2022: The Doors of Imagination, the theatre’s 20th annual fundraiser that supports its groundbreaking artistic work and life-changing education programs.

We are looking to fill our AMAZING team of Stage and House Managers who make the event run smoothly! This year we will have approximately 20 performance spaces and over 250 artists and that means we need lots of capable stage and assistant stage managers, house managers, and ushers!

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Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring a Technical Director!

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Technical Director, which is a core part of the CPT staff who 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 10/1/22 and 11/15/22.


CPT is hiring a Technical Director (TD). This role requires leadership and initiative; and reports to the Executive Artistic Director (EAD). This role participates 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 building of this department, and will work with the EAD and the artistic department to grow capacity. For the 2022/2023 Season, the TD oversees and works with CPT’s Technical Associate and some 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; and therefore, receives additional compensation for major projects. Candidates must have three years full-time technical theatre work experience (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. CPT promotes a positive work environment and works to maintain a sustainable workload for technical staff and their teams.

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Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Finance Intern

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Finance Intern. Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Amy Weaver, Finance Associate, at by end of day, Friday August 19, 2022. Subject line should read: [YOUR LAST NAME], Finance Intern. Your email should include an attached PDF resume. In the body of the email, please include why you are interested in this position and any scheduling details we should know about. No phone calls, please.

Finance Intern Job Description

The Finance Intern will assist in not-for-profit financial management and record keeping. This position will also include exposure to a wide range of other arts management issues including marketing, fundraising, and theatrical production.

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Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring two Teaching Artists and Site Coordinators for the Cuyahoga Municipal Housing Authority Cleveland Act Now (CMHA CAN) program to continue to serve Cleveland Public Theatre’s mission to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through life-changing education programs. All prospective candidates must make a commitment to centering antiracist and anti-oppressive practices in their work.

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Cleveland Public Theatre announces 2022/2023 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre announces 2022/2023 Season

Incremental and Monumental

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the 2022/2023 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 2022/2023 season is INCREMENTAL AND MONUMENTAL.

“This past year was one of flexing, adaptation, and evolution… and we don’t plan to end this process of change.

Traditions of the past like “the show must go on” are being shed in favor of ways that center artists and respect the moment. And yet, we, at CPT, don’t see this as something that diminishes impact or commitment. Like most artists and theaters, we are interested in real and lasting change… something monumental.

Even from the start—Breakout Session (or Frogorse) by Nikkole Salter reminds us that as we seek change in the world, and in ourselves, we need to slow down, we need to listen. Sometimes it can feel slow, but when it’s authentic, this change is also monumental, because it’s lasting and it leads to more change. It’s a ripple effect that cannot be held back.

Though we will be announcing this season incrementally, our choices will not be timid, and the artists we are working with have important things to express. In spite of what we hear, we believe that work of artists…grassroots stuff, that is local, that is new, that is real— is monumental. That is what we aspire to.”

—Raymond Bobgan, CPT EXECUTIVE Artistic Director

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CPT Is Hiring a Graphic Designer & Content Coordinator

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE IS HIRING A graphic designer & content coordinator

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring the newly created position of Graphic Designer & Content Coordinator who is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and our community impact. All prospective candidates must make a commitment to centering antiracist and anti-oppressive practices in their work.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to by July 25, 2022 with an anticipated start date in mid-late August 2022. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, GDCC. The email should include the following attachments: a resume, portfolio design samples of printed, online content materials and links to video/film content no more than 3 minutes long. via JPG or PDF files, and a two-page cover letter describing your related experiences and why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.

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Cleveland Public Theatre invites you to the 2022/2023 season sneak peek

Be the first to get a sneak peek at CPT’s upcoming season!

Saturday, July 16

From 5:15PM- 7:30PM

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Anastasia Urozhaeva at by July 13th. Please include “Season Sneak Peek” in your subject line.

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CPT Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan Presents in South Korea



Cleveland, OH – At the invitation from Busan Theater Company, Cleveland Public Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan travels to South Korea June 30- through July 7, 2022 to lead an acting/creation workshop, and present on symposia.

“I am so grateful to Hyeja Ju and everyone involved in making this exchange happen. Hyeja’s work advancing the rights and status of women in Korea is inspiring and her artistry is impressive! I am excited to learn from her and the other artists involved. I am also looking forward to sharing about CPT’s artistic work and philosophy and about our impact locally and beyond. Not only will this continue to build our relationships internationally, but I believe we gain new insight in our own struggles and challenges when we connect internationally. And I believe perspective is something we, I, really need at this time.” –CPT Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan.

During this trip, Bobgan will engage with multiple arts organizations and will participate in a symposium hosted by Busan Theater Company Actors, Audiences and Space (B.K.G), conducted in connection with the Global Women Performing Arts Festival in which CPT has participated in the past.

The topic of the symposium is “Seeking Wisdom in World Theatre: After COVID-19, the Future of Women and Performing Arts,” and is a place for performing artists and planners from Korea, the United States, and Japan to meet and discuss the future possibilities for theatre.

Raymond Bobgan will attend meetings with Seo Seung-woo, head of the Art Management Division of the Busan Cinema Center, a landmark of Busan, known in South Korea as the “city of cinema;” then, visit Busanjin-gu, Geumjeong-gu, and Buk-gu to hold meetings with cultural and artistic administrators of the Busanjin Cultural Foundation, Geumjeong Foundation For Art & Culture, and Buk-gu Cultural City Support Center.

This trip is a continuation of CPT’s relationship with director, creator, and arts leader Hyeja Ju. In 2019 Cleveland Public produced Good at Heart directed and created by Hyeja Ju. This physical, non-verbal performance inspired by the story of Anne Frank was presented at the BorderLight Festival and supported by The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion Program.

Raymond is joined on this trip by Kent State University Associate Professor and Lighting Designer Jakyung Seo.

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Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for the continued world premiere of BREAKOUT SESSION (OR FROGORSE)

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for the continued world premiere of BREAKOUT SESSION (OR FROGORSE)

By Nikkole Salter
Directed by Beth Wood

Looking to cast the following roles…

  • Officer Preston Walker: late 30s – early 40s, Black, male. A 5-year patrolman with the Cleveland Division of Police. Formal. By-the-book. Loyal. Sensitive. Oh, and he can sing.
  • Mantis Shrimp: 40s – 50s, a non-Black person of color… Latinx, Asian, MENASA, or Indigenous, male. A corporate, self-help, motivational speaker. Wild. Intentionally weird. Committed. Nurturing. Brilliant.

Disclosure: Some roles in the production have been cast. The current cast includes Nicole Sumlin* and Tina Stump*, Rachel Lee Kolis, and Tony Velez.
*Actor appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

No additional equity agreements are available for this production.

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