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Cleveland Public Theatre is Hiring an Assistant General Manager

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring an Assistant General Manager which is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Denis M. Griesmer, General Manager, at careers@cptonline.org by end of day Friday, October 22nd. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, Assistant General Manager. Your email should include two attachments: a resume and a two-page cover letter giving examples of your related experiences and explaining why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.

Assistant General Manager Job Description

CPT is hiring an Assistant General Manager. This role requires flexibility, initiative, and curiosity about how things work and reports to the General Manager (GM). This role has ongoing and direct responsibility for the management of the facility, information technology vendors, office management, and benefit event logistics. It also includes accounts payables management and payment. The role is responsible for providing day-to-day support to the GM and includes project-based assignments that reflect the GM’s portfolio of responsibilities. This role includes extensive vendor management, and procurement and assessment of products and services. As an operational role, this position will interact and provide support to all staff members and should have a strong “customer service” attitude. Candidates should be excited about solving problems with limited direction, self-teaching new skills, conducting research and communicating the results, and recommending courses of action. Constant re-prioritizing is a key skill. Possible candidates see themselves as a “pinch-hitter” who is comfortable shifting between departments, roles, and issues. Candidates are entry-level or early career managers with an eye towards organizational leadership.

Salary range is $32k to $38k based on work experience. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off. We are looking to fill this position as soon as possible.

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Cleveland Public Theatre Announces an Update to 2021/2022 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces an update to CPT’s 2021/2022 Season.

On September 30, Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) announced new rehearsal and production guidelines. To give the play and the artists the best chance for success, CPT is moving Breakout Session (or Frogorse) into the winter slot, March/April, and How the Baby Died, by Tori Keenan-Zelt, will be rescheduled for the 2022/2023 Season. Though we are sad to postpone How the Baby Died yet another year, we are thrilled at the opportunity to promote the playwright and her work, and to support the launch of How the Baby Died into the national field.

CPT is committed to the play Breakout Session (or Frogorse) and playwright Nikkole Salter, and the actors and artists involved, and therefore made the difficult decision to postpone the production. CPT strives to create great art, and simultaneously values the humans creating the art. Through an honest and clear assessment of capacity, especially human capacity, CPT determined that given the timeframe of the AEA announcement and the start of rehearsals, CPT cannot reasonably uphold our values of integrity, artistic excellence, and humanity, and move forward with the scheduled performance dates. CPT is devoted to giving this production its best chance for success, and also to create great art and great working culture.

Cleveland Public Theatre announces auditions for the World Premiere of Panther Women: An Army for the Liberation

Written & Directed by India Nicole Burton, CPT Artistic Associate

Looking to cast…

3-4 African American Women (over the age of 18) who can sing and dance and come with an open mind. The piece is highly physical and actors are present onstage for the entire play.

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.

Disclosure: Many roles in the production have already been cast. The current cast includes Courtney L. Black, Maya Nicholson, DayShawnda Ash, Chennelle Bryant-Harris, and Zyrece Montgomery.

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CPT is Hiring a Development Assistant

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Development Assistant who is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and our community impact.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Caitie H. Milcinovic, Director of Organizational Advancement at caitiehm@cptonline.org by end of day Tuesday, October 12. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, YOUR FIRST NAME –  Development Assistant. Your email should include two attachments: a resume, and a two-page cover letter giving examples of your related experiences and explaining why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.

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CLEVELAND ACT NOW (CAN) ACADEMY – FREE AFTER-SCHOOL IN-PERSON COURSE (AGES 11 – 14 years old)

Cleveland Act Now (CAN) Academy – FREE After-School In-Person Course (Ages 7-10 years old)

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Expanded CHOOSE WHAT YOU PAY Ticketing Practice

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce, in the spirit of radical hospitality, all tickets to CPT productions are Choose What You Pay. CPT is eliminating standard ticket prices, and every ticket purchased will be valued at the discretion of the patron.

CPT believes theatre is essential. Our typical Box Office only covers one-fifth of the cost of a production and if patrons paid for the value of the ticket, pricing would no longer represent what we also believe to be true: theatre must be economically accessible. We balance this belief with a fundamental assumption that art is of great value and we undertake our work at great cost. We believe in our audiences to choose what is best and appropriate. And we believe audiences are artists in their own way and great theatre needs great audiences. You are an essential part of the CPT experience. I can’t wait to be at the theatre with you. —Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director

CPT has implemented a Choose What You Pay ticketing policy for over 15 years, believing that art should have no barriers, including financial ones. In previous seasons, these tickets could only be purchased at the Box Office on the night of the show. This season, EVERY TICKET is Choose What You Pay and will be offered online, over the phone, at the Box Office, and can be purchased at any time.

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Cleveland Public Theatre welcomes Michael “Moon” Roesch as Technical Director

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to welcome Michael “Moon” Roesch as the new Technical Director. Michael “Moon” Roesch brings vast and diversified experience in a multitude of fields, including Technical Direction and Multi-Media Design. His aptitude for long-term vision and his collaborative spirit makes him an excellent addition to the CPT Senior Staff Leadership Team. Michael served as CPT Technical Director from 2010 to 2012 and CPT is thrilled he has returned.

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Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for the continued world premiere of BREAKOUT SESSION (OR FROGORSE)

BREAKOUT SESSION (OR FROGORSE)

By Nikkole Salter

Directed by Beth Wood, CPT’s Associate Artistic Director

Looking to cast the following roles…

  • Sara Benton: 30s, white, female. A group facilitator. Passionate. Assertive. Self-congratulatory. Savior complex.
  • Officer Preston Walker: late 30s – early 40s, Black, male. A 5-year patrolman with the Cleveland Division of Police. Formal. By-the-book. Loyal. Sensitive. Oh, and he can sing.
  • Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Perez: 20s, Latino, male. A one-month rookie patrolman with the Cleveland Division of Police. Enthusiastic. Open. Charming. Naive. All-or-nothing. Absorbent.
  • Mantis Shrimp: 40s – 50s, a person not demographically represented by the other characters, male. A corporate, self-help, motivational speaker. Wild. Intentionally weird. Committed. Nurturing. Brilliant.

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Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Call for Short Holiday Scripts

Deadline for submissions is
September 1, 2021.

 

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)

CPT’s mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT’s programming agenda is to produce work that is outside the mainstream, offering a much broader range of work available to the Cleveland public and expanding the impact and originality of theatre across the country. CPT strives to make work that is excellent, extraordinary, locally impactful, and nationally competitive.

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