Archives by Year: 2022

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 careers@cptonline.org by end of day, Wednesday September 7, 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 CUYAHOGA MUNICIPAL HOUSING AUTHORITY CLEVELAND ACT NOW (CMHA CAN)

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 careers@cptonline.org . This position has an anticipated start date in mid-September – mid-October 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 aurozhaeva@cptonline.org 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

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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TPC FREE IN-PERSON ACTING WORKSHOP

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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Cleveland Public Theatre announces a Workshop Audition for Candlelight Hypothesis

Cleveland Public Theatre announces a Workshop Audition for

Candlelight Hypothesis

with Raymond Bobgan


Looking to cast two types of roles…

Principal Ensemble (2 roles open) – one role requires actor to be Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color and one role that is open for all. Principles begin rehearsals July 25.

Second Wave Ensemble (3 roles open) two roles require actors to be Black, Indigenous, or People of Color and one role that is open for all. These roles are essential for the performance and are mostly moving/singing parts with some speaking lines. Second Wave begins rehearsals on/around August 23.

About The Workshop…

This workshop will serve as an introduction (or reintroduction for past collaborators) to Raymond’s unique approach to physical, experimental theatre. This workshop will serve as a selection session/audition for Candlelight Hypothesis.

This will be a 4-hour workshop on July 10, from 4pm-8pm and will consist of ensemble work, text, singing, and movement. Movement is significant—comparable to a dance class.

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Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for the Rolling World Premiere of can i touch it?

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for
the Rolling World Premiere of

can i touch it?

By Francisca Da Silveira

Directed by India Nicole Burton


Looking to cast the following roles…

  • Shay: early/mid 40s; Black; whatever style, she wears it like a boss. think viola davis.
  • Ruth: late teens; Black; she’s gone natural after years of perms and is still getting used to it.
    • Also, Lili: early 20s; Black
  • Meeka: early 20s; Black; it’s short, shaved on the sides. think punk.
    • Also, Beth: early/mid 40s; White
  • Mark: early/mid 40s; White; he might be thinning at the top. it’s probably all that 3-in-1 head and shoulders.
    • Also, Nicky: mid 30s; White
    • Also, Leo: early/mid 40s; White

*We are open to seeing both Equity and Non-Equity actors for these auditions.

Cleveland Public Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, CPT encourages performers of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

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