Artistic Opportunities

CPT invests in innovation and diversity, and is the leading producer of new work and local playwrights in our community.

Click on the links below to explore CPT’s current artistic opportunities.


New Play Development


General Submissions

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CPT Announces Cleveland Act Now Summer Arts Program

Cleveland Act Now is an intensive summer arts program for young artists that is fun and challenging. Youth will learn acting fundamentals, storytelling methods, and ensemble play creation. Under the dedicated guidance of CPT Teaching Artists, children learn how to create and perform their own theatrical works. Session for youth ages 7 – 9 years old runs June 10 – June 28. Session for youth ages 10 – 14 years old runs July 8 – August 2. Enrollment is by audition. Both sessions are offered at NO COST thanks to the support of the Cleveland Foundation and other generous supporters. Audition dates are April 22, 27, 28, and May 1. Click here for more information and instructions on how to apply.

New Play Development Request for Proposals

CPT announces 2019/2020 New Play Development Request for Proposals. Deadline for submissions has been updated to Monday, May 6, 2019. Click here for program descriptions and applications for Entry Point, Test Flight, and Catapult.


CPT is Hiring Teaching Artists for Summer Session of Brick City Theatre

CPT is seeking Teaching Artists for the summer session of our Brick City Theatre program. We are seeking interdisciplinary artists of all performance-related arts disciplines with experience leading youth and/or artistic projects. Theatre experience is a plus. We are looking to build a strong core of artists who are dedicated to creating work to further racial and economic justice. Brick City Theatre is a year-round afterschool and intensive summer arts program for youth ages 5-14 and family members who reside in public housing. The deadline to apply is April 12, 2019. Click here for more information.

Paid Bartending Position

Cleveland Public Theatre is currently looking for Bartenders for our 2018/2019 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.

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