DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY, April 13, 2020
Cleveland Public Theatre’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, locally impactful, 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.
The most extensive of CPT’s development programs, Catapult is intended to move projects that are outside the mainstream and align with CPT’s aesthetic from early to mid-development phase to being “production-ready”. Each process is customized to the work. Projects may receive a series of readings, significant rehearsal time, and workshop productions.
Playwright/Creators of Catapult projects will receive the Nord Family Foundation Fellowship and, while developing their work, will play an active role in the life of the theatre. Read More ›
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs inside of our mission to raise consciousness and nurture compassion. CPT seeks up to three experienced collaborative theatre artists to fill a unique two-month position with CPT’s nationally recognized education program – Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP). For more information, visit www.cptonline.org or www.cptonline.org/education/student-theatre-enrichment-program
STEP – CPT’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) is an arts-based job training program that engages Cleveland teens from families defined as low-income in a powerful 8-week intensive that focuses on excellence in performance, play creation, physical theatre, writing, production, and set design/construction. Students ages 14-19, with little or no previous performance experience, are eligible for participation, and earn money while learning and practicing valuable job skills such as timeliness, communication, commitment, and teamwork. Under the guidance of CPT artists, teens develop an original play and then tour it to public parks throughout the city of Cleveland. Since its beginning in 1995, STEP has received multiple awards and recognitions including those from the City of Cleveland, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. STEP is the longest-running arts-based, job-training program in Cleveland and has been utilized as an international model for engaging youth. Through STEP, teens see themselves as a positive and inspirational force, and watch as their work has an impact on the larger Cleveland community. Read More ›
CPT’s STEP is a summer arts-based job training program that engages Cleveland teens from families defined as low-income in a powerful 8-week intensive that focuses on excellence in performance, play creation, physical theatre, writing, production, and set design/construction.
2020 STEP Auditions
CPT is hosting virtual auditions for STEP. These will be 10 to 15 minutes and must be scheduled with Molly, Program Director of STEP. To sign up for an audition slot, email Molly at firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability in the afternoon and evenings Mon-Fri.
Must be 14 – 19 yrs. old (Cuyahoga County residents)
Cast Audition – Perform a 1-minute piece (dance, monologue, or song)
Tech Audition – Prepare to work creatively to design and create structures
Must RSVP by contacting Molly Andrews-Hinders, STEP Program Director (info below)
Leave name, phone number, & preferred audition
STEP runs June 15 – August 7 including a two week Cleveland Tour!
Every September, Cleveland Public Theatre hosts its one and only fundraising spectacular: Pandemonium. It takes over 6 months to plan; hosts over 1,400 guests, features 300 artists who donate their time, engages 150 volunteers; and raises between $250,000 and $315,000 each year for our programming. The intern would work directly with our Director of Organizational Advancement and other Development staff on a wide variety of event planning tasks.
These tasks include, among others: proofreading content, coordinating mailing lists, liaising with vendors and the artistic department, helping to orient the volunteers, co-managing day-of guest registration, and building relationships with ticket buyers and funders. Pandemonium will be held on September 12, 2020, with the bulk of the work taking place in the months prior.
Additionally, as our fiscal year ends on June 30, our Finance department spends a large portion of each summer preparing for our annual audit. The intern would work directly with our CFO & General Manager to prepare all documents in alignment with our external auditor’s requests. Read More ›
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Director of Patron Services. Reporting to the Director of Organizational Advancement, this role will be a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
CPT is looking for an upbeat, warm, helpful person to elevate the patron experience at the theatre. This role is responsible for managing the Front of House team including one full-time staff member (the Patron Services Associate), and 5-10 part-time house managers, bartenders, and a parking attendant. This includes hiring, training, and scheduling, while managing day-to-day Front of House operations, with significant support from the Patron Services Associate. Read More ›
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 through Friday, April 3, 2020.
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 CFO/General Manager. CPT runs two 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 and production department’s day-to-day office needs. Salary: $36k to $40k. Anticipated start date is Monday, April 20, 2020. This position may include limited theatrical construction and design if that is an interest of the successful candidate. Read More ›
Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT seeks an Education Director interested in joining its hardworking team with ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. For more information, visit www.cptonline.org.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: March 30, 2020
Description of Position
The Education Director (ED) oversees CPT’s community education programs. The ED reports directly to the Executive Artistic Director and works in collaboration with the wider staff. This position is a year-round, salaried staff position. Salary is very competitive with other TCG Theatres of $1-3 million budgets and commensurate with experience. Benefits included. Read More ›
Cleveland Act Now Academy at Cleveland Public Theatre
Spring Session: 7-week after school theatre training program
February 4 – March 19
Tuesdays and Thursdays
4:00pm – 5:45pm
6th, 7th, and 8th graders
Taught by Cleveland Act Now (CAN) Academy Lead Teaching Artists Faye Hargate and Zyrece Montgomery, the spring session explores acting fundamentals and ensemble theatre practices with special attention on building vocal power, exploring creative movement, and introductory scene work.
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is planning our 2020/2021 Season, and we are reaching out to you for great ideas.
CPT is focused on new work that is surprising, unexpected, and outside the realm of conventional theatre.
CPT is looking for proposals from Northeast Ohio artists for complete projects. Proposals may be for world premieres, second or third US productions, radical re-envisioning of classic plays, or other projects. The show could be your own show or a script you would like to work on.
Based on the success of past co-productions and our New Play Development series, we are also interested in creating opportunities for artists and groups that would like to retain greater ownership of projects and who can share risk with CPT. Read More ›
Directed by Beth Wood, CPT’s Associate Artistic Director and Director of Production
Looking to cast the following roles…
Sara Benton: 30’s, white, female. A group facilitator. Passionate. Assertive. Self-congratulatory. Savior complex.
Sergeant Karen Spencer: early 50’s, black, female. A 20+ year sergeant with the Cleveland Division of Police. Cynical. Strategic. Ball-busting. Loyal. Sensitive. Thick-skinned.
Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Perez: 20’s, Latino, male. A one-month rookie patrolman with the Cleveland Division of Police. Enthusiastic. Open. Charming. Naïve. All-or-nothing. Absorbent.
Mantis Shrimp: late 30’s – 50’s, any ethnicity, male. A corporate, self-help, motivational speaker. Wild. Intentionally weird. Committed. Nurturing. Brilliant.
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 ›