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CPT is Now Requesting Proposals for the 2020/2021 Season

CPT is planning our 2020/2021 Season, and we are reaching out to Northeast Ohio artists for great ideas. CPT is focused on new work that is surprising, unexpected, and outside the realm of conventional theatre. CPT is looking for proposals from Northeast Ohio artists for complete projects. Proposals may be for world premieres, second or third US productions, radical re-envisioning of classic plays, or other projects. The show could be your own show or a script you would like to work on. Based on the success of past co-productions and our New Play Development series, we are also interested in creating opportunities for artists and groups that would like to retain greater ownership of projects and who can share risk with CPT. The deadline to submit proposals is Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Click here for more information and instructions on how to apply.

CPT is Accepting Proposals for Station Hope 2020

Cleveland Public Theatre is planning the seventh 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 2, 2020. Audiences explore St. John’s campus on the corner of W 26th St and Church Ave. With 30+ performances to choose from, attendees will encounter choirs, dance, theatre, intimate solo performance, and interactive art – all happening at the same time in multiple indoor and outdoor venues. Station Hope performances are 10 – 15 minutes in length and presented multiple times throughout the evening. Art installations will range from large to small, depending on the individual needs and space availability. Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 6. Click here for more information and instructions on how to submit a proposal.

CPT is Hiring Teaching Artists

CPT is seeking energetic, flexible, and collaborative interdisciplinary Teaching Artists to join our core, who are dedicated to working with youth to create art focused on furthering racial and economic justice with Cleveland Act Now (formerly Brick City Theatre). Theatre experience is a plus, but not required. Cleveland Act Now is a free, year-round theatre arts program for young artists ages 5-14. Under the guidance of CPT Teaching Artists, children and family learn how to create and perform their own plays, dance, poetry, music, and visual art. These original performances are crafted and presented annually at CMHA and Cleveland community centers as well as arts festivals throughout Cleveland. The deadline to apply is Saturday, August 10. Click here for more information.


CPT has an opening for a 12 to 16 hour/week Bookkeeping Assistant. This role does basic data entry, filing, and simple account reconciliation. Some previous bookkeeping or QuickBooks experience is preferred, but CPT is willing to train capable candidates with related office or data entry experience. CPT will consider college students entering the finance field, theatre artists seeking part-time work, and retired bookkeeping professionals seeking an opportunity to work with an arts organization. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 31, 2019. Click here for more information.


CPT seeks a wide range of mid-career candidates interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. The Technical Director/Production Manager manages and implements all technical aspects of productions except costumes for CPT’s season of full productions (8-12); four new work developmental series; Pandemonium (a massive annual event); Station Hope (a one day social justice festival); as well as other artistic projects and productions. CPT programs in two theatres and embraces the opportunity to produce theatre in nontraditional spaces. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 12. Click here for more information.

CPT is hiring a full-time Physical Operations Manager

CPT has an opening for a full-time Physical Operations Manager. This role makes a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success, requires a broad skill set as well as leadership and initiative, and will be part of a team-driven staff. The role will work across production, facilities, Front of House, and administrative areas and will report to the General Manager. CPT will be accepting applications for this position thru Friday, June 21. Click here for more information.

Paid Bartending Position

Cleveland Public Theatre is currently looking for Bartenders for our 2019/2020 season. CPT bartenders are passionate about the arts, about Cleveland, and about positive change in their community. Beyond being responsible for selling refreshments to our patrons, our bartenders are expected to be knowledgeable about Cleveland Public Theatre, our performances and programs, and our neighborhood, the Gordon Square Arts District. Bartending and serving experience are preferred. Click here for more information.