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CPT’s Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative

CPT’s Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative


Deadline for Application is
Monday September 9, 2019

CPT is now accepting applications for The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer fellowships. The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative is a yearlong fellowship program providing early-career composers with first-hand experience creating music and sound design for theatre.

This initiative engages composers/designers in a collaborative process, under the guidance of the show producer and director, to compose and produce original music for full productions and works-in-development in CPT’s Season and to learn about other parts of the creative and production process of theatre. Composers gain hands-on learning experiences through sound design opportunities. Read More ›

CPT Announces Request for Proposals: DanceWorks 2020

Request for Proposals

DanceWorks 2020

Deadline for submissions is August 30, 2019.

DanceWorks 2020 is an important part of Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2019/2020 Season. DanceWorks offers Northeast Ohio dance companies and choreographers the opportunity to have world premiere works presented in a series with other local dance companies.

Through a submission process, CPT hopes to select 4 local dance companies to be part of DanceWorks 2020 in the Gordon Square Theatre. DanceWorks 2020 will take place over 4 weeks, April 2 – April 25.

We are accepting submissions for two weeks: April 6 – 11 and April 13 – 18. (Inlet Dance Theatre will perform in DanceWorks April 2 – 4 and Verb Ballets will perform in DanceWorks April 23 – 25.) Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is Hiring Teaching Artists

Fall 2019 – Summer 2020
46 week commitment

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 (CAN) 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. Read More ›

CPT announces Auditions for The Loush Sisters Love Dick’ns: Oops!… They Did It Again

CPT announces Auditions for

The Loush Sisters Love Dick’ns: Oops!… They Did It Again

Created by Liz Conway, Michael Seevers Jr., and Beth Wood
Directed by Beth Wood, CPT’s Associate Artistic Director & Director of Production

Looking to cast…

3 – 5 funny people (over the age of 21) who can sing/carry a tune, move/shake your maracas, and don’t take themselves too seriously, to join the dysfunctional Loush Sisters.

Specific Characters

  • Ghost of Christmas Present: 30s-50s, any gender & ethnicity
  • Ensemble/Siblings: 20s-early 30s, 2-3 males & 1-2 females, any ethnicity

Equity agreements may be considered for this production

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. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Bookkeeping Assistant

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a part-time Bookkeeping Assistant. This role makes a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position thru July 31, 2019.

Job Description

Cleveland Public Theatre 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. Read More ›

CPT is Hiring a Patron Services Associate

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Patron Services Associate. This role reports to the Director of Patron Services in the Front of House (FOH) Department and will be a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. The deadline to apply is July 12th, 2019

Job Description

CPT is looking for an upbeat, charming, helpful person to engage with patrons and get them excited about their CPT experience. This role requires someone who is a fast learner, problem solver, team player, and has a great customer service and event planning mentality. The Patron Services Associate is responsible for managing and recording box office transactions, managing usher volunteers, and is a key player in all of CPT’s special events throughout the year. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre at BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival

What is BorderLight?

Founded in 2016 by Dale Heinen and Jeffrey Pence, BorderLight Festival of International Theatre launches as a 4-day late summer festival from July 24-27, 2019 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Festival will feature top-flight performers from abroad, world premiere collaborations between Cleveland-based theatre artists and international artists, and “fringe festival” that will draw performers from the region’s vibrant theatre community and across North America. BorderLight’s vision is to present visionary international theatre and build cross-cultural understanding. Visit to learn more. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring a Technical Director/Production Manager

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. 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 as the Technical Director/Production Manager. For more information, visit

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 12, 2019

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CPT Announces Auditions: 2019 STEP Tech Team


Teens ages 14-19 interested in the arts can work at Cleveland Public Theatre this summer through CPT’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)

CPT is recruiting students who want to be a part of the STEP Tech Team which runs June 17 – Aug 6 at Cleveland Public Theatre. Teens will work with professional theatre artist-mentors in the following areas: set design, sound, stage set-up, costume management, & house management.

Teens receive bus tickets and healthy snacks. Those who successfully complete the program will earn a stipend ($500) and will tour to city parks all over Cleveland. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring a Physical Operations Manager

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a full-time Physical Operations Manager. This role makes a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position thru Friday, June 21.

Job Description

Cleveland Public Theatre has an opening for a Physical Operations Manager (POM). This role 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 runs three flexible-seating performance spaces and uses unconventional outside venues. The position will manage the day-to-day needs of the physical plant, facilities staff, and vendors, as well as small-scale improvement projects. The POM will also manage CPT’s outside IT vendor and respond to the staff & production department’s day-to-day IT and office needs. Salary: $30k to $36k. Anticipated start date is Monday, July 8. This position may include limited theatrical construction and design if that is an interest of the successful candidate. Read More ›