Mission and Artistic Statement

Mission Statement

STEPCleveland Public Theatre’s mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs.

CPT develops new, adventurous work; and nurtures Northeastern Ohio artists—particularly those whose work is inventive, intelligent, and socially conscious.

CPT’s acclaimed education programs engage underserved communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues, and empower participants to work for positive change in our community.

2017/2018 Artistic STATEMENT

The artists comprising the 2017/2018 season are bold leaders of thought and action. They are taking a stand. Take one with us.

CPT has been an activist organization and leader in social change since its founding. We continue to vigorously pursue, drive forward and deliver on our mission to raise consciousness and nurture compassion.

Once again, this season features a majority of playwrights of color and a majority of women playwrights. STAND is a season of plays that expands the vision of what theatre can be.

We stand with heart, words, resistance, belief and compassion. We do not stand alone – because we, the CPT community, are artists, audience members, professional and amateur creators, youth, parents, patrons and friends.

Through times of uncertainty, we stand together. Through adversity, we work in solidarity to create social change. We take a stand – we rise – we resist – we transform. We seek out, strive for truth and we kindle the courage to speak with our whole hearts. We know artistic expression, when taken to its full extent and calling, can create a verticality that transcends the current times, while simultaneously impacting this very moment.

And you are part of that impact – part of the theatre equation. You are the final collaborator, bringing meaning and fruition to performance.

Stand with us.

Raymond's Signature

Raymond Bobgan, Executive Artistic Director