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CPT Announces Auditions: 2019 STEP Tech Team

TEENS CAN WORK AT CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE
SUMMER 2019

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 ›

CPT Announces Request for Proposals: Pandemonium 2019

Pandemonium 2019: Alchemy

Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: Monday, June 10

Cleveland Public Theatre is planning a festive evening in keeping with its tradition of presenting innovative, original artistic work, featuring diverse artists. On Saturday, September 7, 2019, CPT will present its annual fundraising extravaganza and party of the year – Pandemonium 2019: Alchemy. Featuring dozens of area theatre, dance, visual, and performance artists and with fabulous food and drink, Pandemonium is a benefit like no other and an opportunity for you to be a featured performer.

Your participation in Pandemonium 2019 will support Cleveland Public Theatre’s challenging and inspiring performance work, ensure that emerging artists and small performance companies have opportunities to participate in the arts, and sustain CPT’s work with youth and adults in transition. In its 30+ years on Cleveland’s near west side, CPT has been a catalyst for economic activity, job creation, private-sector investment in the community, and led to the area’s designation as an arts district.

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Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Announces 2019/2020 Premiere Fellowship Recipients

5 local artists receive financial award and year-long Fellowship at CPT

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the selection of five Cuyahoga County-based artists as 2019/2020 Premiere Fellows, made possible by dedicated funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC).

The purpose of the Premiere Fellowship is to celebrate, reward, and support artists who have demonstrated excellence in and are committed to new play development. The award is for theatre artists from multiple disciplines including acting, directing, playwriting, design, and stage management. Fellows receive a $5,000 cash award, plus additional fees for projects, professional development, and access to space, equipment, and other important assets needed to create their work. Each Fellowship is designed in collaboration with the Fellows.

CPT’s 2019/2020 Premiere Fellows include Aaron Benson, Sheffia Randall Dooley, Les Hunter, Andrew Aaron Valdez, and Jimmie Woody. Read More ›

CPT announces ADDED auditions for youth (7-14 years old) summer program: CLEVELAND ACT NOW

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. Enrollment is by audition. Youth who have successfully participated in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Brick City Theatre program are guaranteed placement in the program upon successful audition. All youth must participate in an audition to be eligible for the program. Enrollment is capped at 20 participants per session. This program is offered at NO COST thanks to the support of the Cleveland Foundation and other generous supporters. Read More ›

Teatro Público de Cleveland and Cleveland Public Theatre announce Auditions for A Xmas Cuento Remix

Teatro Público de Cleveland and Cleveland Public Theatre announce AUDITIONS:

A Xmas Cuento Remix

Written by Maya Malán-González

Composition & Arrangements by Emiliano Valdez & Daniel Valdez
Directed by Holly Holsinger with Jason Estremera
Music Direction by Maria DiDonato

Performed in English with some songs in Spanish and Spanish Subtitles.

Runs December 5 – 21. Previews December 5. James Levin Theatre.


About the play…

¡Este no es el cuento navideño de la abuela! Teatro Público de Cleveland blows the roof off with this Latino culture and modern music-infused take on Dickens’ classic Christmas tale. Performed in English with some songs in Spanish and Spanish subtitles. National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere with Milagro Theatre, Portland. Read More ›

Cleveland Act Now – Summer Arts Program

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. Enrollment is by audition. Youth who have successfully participated in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Brick City Theatre program are guaranteed placement in the program upon successful audition. All youth must participate in an audition to be eligible for the program. Enrollment is capped at 20 participants per session. This program is offered at NO COST thanks to the support of the Cleveland Foundation and other generous supporters.


FIRST SESSION — AGES 7 – 9 YEARS OLD

JUNE 10th – JUNE 28th
Monday – Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Three Week Long Audition Based Theatre Program

SECOND SESSION — AGES 10 – 14 YEARS OLD

JULY 8th – AUGUST 2nd
Monday – Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Four Week Long Audition Based Theatre Program

  • Both sessions are offered at NO COST
  • Lunch is not provided / snacks are
  • Classes take place at Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102
  • Friday field trips and excursions included

AUDITION DATES

  • Mon, April 22nd, 5pm-7pm
  • Sat, April 27th, 9am-11am
  • Sun, April 28th, 12pm-2pm
  • Wed, May 1st, 5pm-7pm

PREPARATION:

Youth must prepare a 1-2 minute performance (monologue, poem, dance, rap, song, etc.)

TO AUDITION

Contact Faye Hargate, Program Director, 216.631.2727 x207 to reserve a spot
Youth must stay for full 2 hours of time slot
Guardians must be present for the first 30 minutes of audition slot time

CPT Announces 2019/2020 New Play Development Request for Proposals

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces

2019/2020 New Play Development
Request for Proposals

Deadline EXTENDED!
DEADLINE FOR submissions is Monday, May 6, 2019


CPT’s New Play Development

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, and nationally competitive.

Our new play development programs are based on our years of experience, community input, and key principles of: focusing on artists; valuing diversity of approach, aesthetics, and perspective; and balancing impact with investment.

We envision CPT as a nationally recognized hub for the development of new theatre that is extraordinary, edgy, and relevant. We hope to be a model for nurturing local talent in similar sized markets, the most regarded cultivator of new theatre for Cleveland audiences, a laboratory for promising research and investigation, and a launcher of nationally significant new plays.

Check out CPT’s
New Play Development Programs
and applications below!

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Cleveland Public Theatre announces General Auditions for the 2019/2020 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is holding general auditions for our 2019/2020 season. All Northeast Ohio actors interested in working with CPT are encouraged to audition. CPT has a history of multicultural casting and is committed to representing our community on stage.


General Auditions

When:
Saturday, April 6, 12pm – 5pm
Monday, April 8, 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Where:
Cleveland Public Theatre (6415 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102)

Auditions are by appointment only and will be scheduled in five-minute increments. Actors should prepare no more than three minutes of material which can include 1-2 brief monologues and/or a short a cappella song. (Please note: auditions will be stopped at 3 minutes.)

AEA contracts will be considered throughout the season.

When scheduling your audition, please provide your preferred time and phone number. Interested actors should schedule an appointment by emailing CPT’s 2018/2019 NNPN Producer in Residence, India Nicole Burton, at iburton@cptonline.org. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is Hiring Teaching Artists for Summer Session of Brick City Theatre

DEADLINE April 12, 2019

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.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

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. Multidisciplinary performing arts activities improve academic skills, instill empathy and responsibility, build character, and enhance creative thinking. Brick City Theatre is offered in partnership with Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and makes a powerful impact on local families, serving over 700 community members every year at four CMHA community center sites: Lakeview Terrace, Woodhill Homes, Outhwaite Homes, and Riverside Park. Read More ›