Fellowships


Because of our commitment to cultivating new voices, local creators, and both experienced and emerging artists, CPT has initiated a series of special programs that focus on the individual artist.


the nord family foundation playwright fellowship/Catapult

The Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellowship is a 12-18 month program for playwrights and creators from Northeast Ohio that offers opportunities to develop work through readings, staged readings, and workshop productions. Now in its seventh year, the Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellows program is funded by a multi-year grant from the Nord Family Foundation. This fellowship is awarded to playwrights and creators alongside participation in Catapulta CPT New Play Development programand is about striving to advance a project up to the point of being production-ready. Catapult is intended to engage with projects that are at different stages of creationfrom early concept to completed script. The 2021/2022 Nord Family Foundation Playwright Fellows are Siaara Freeman & Jeanne Madison.


Past Nord Playwrighting Fellows:

Juliette Regnier – 2013/2014 season – S Plays
Andrew Kramer – 2014/2015 season – Cut it Out
Arwen Mitchell – 2014/2015 season – (Style Is) The Answer to Everything—A (Subversive) Women’s Programme (Across the Century)
Gail Nyoka – 2015/2016 season – The Waters
Stuart Hoffman – 2015/2016 season – Canon Fodder
Greg Vovos – 2015/2016 season – Well Beings
Eric Coble – 2016/2017 season – The Family Claxon
Melissa Crum – 2016/2017 season – Everything is okay (and other helpful lies)
Caitlin Lewins – 2016/2017 season – Everything is okay (and other helpful lies)
Cassandra West – 2016/2017 season – Mira La Mer
Lisa Langford – 2018/2019 season – How Blood Go
Nina Domingue – 2019/2020 season – The Absolutely Amazing and True Adventures of Ms. Joan Southgate

The Nord Family FoundationThe Nord Family Foundation, a private family foundation located in Amherst, Ohio, endeavors to build community through support of projects that bring opportunity to the disadvantaged, strengthen the bond of families, and improve the quality of people’s lives.


the kulas theatre composer initiative

The Kulas Theatre Composer Initiative supports the artistic growth and development of composers with extraordinary potential. Fellows compose music and sound design for CPT season productions. The Kulas Theatre Composer Initiative is a nine-month fellowship that engages composers in a collaborative process under the guidance of the show producer and director to compose and produce original music for at least one full production in CPT’s professional season.


PAST Kulas Theatre Composer FELLOWS:

Sam Fisher – 2013/2014 season
Patrick Stoops – 2013/2014 season
Sean Hussey – 2013/2014 season
Sam Fisher – 2014/2015 season
Daniel McNamara – 2015/2016 season
Matthew Ryals – 2015/2016 season
Eric M. C. Gonzalez – 2016/2017 season
Matthew Ryals – 2016/2017 season
Buck McDaniel – 2018/2019 season

The Kulas Foundation was established in 1937 with the primary purpose of supporting the musical arts in the Greater Cleveland area. Today, the Foundation continues to focus on music and also makes grants in the areas of arts and culture, community, education, and music therapy research.