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CPT Announces 2010-2011 Season!

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Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the 2010-2011 Season:
Go Deep … Go Long

Cleveland Public Theatre is the place for bold, new, adventurous and relevant works of performance. The 10-11 season includes 4 World Premieres, another production straight from the New York Public, three Midwest Premieres, and a remount of one of CPT’s original works. CPT continues its ground breaking development series with 8 weeks of Big [BOX], the return of Little Box and the 11th anniversary of CPT’s acclaimed performance series DanceWorks. Read More ›

CPT welcomes Turkish playwright Ozen Yula

Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to announce the arrival of Ozen Yula for a 9 month residency
Unique residency made possible by the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion International Artist in Residence Program

“For too long Cleveland has rested on the laurels of the 19th and early 20th century industry and culture that shaped our city’s historic identity and economy. The world has changed. Its perceptual size has shrunk while the impact of its creative and cultural diversity has greatly expanded.” – The Cleveland Foundation

Creative Fusion, the Cleveland Foundation’s International Artist in Residence Program, is dedicated to fostering creative and cultural diversity and bringing new global perspectives to our communities. To that end, Cleveland State University and Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) are pleased to announce that their organizations have been chosen by the Cleveland Foundation to host the first Creative Fusion International Artist in Residence. Read More ›

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CPT Announces the 2009-2010 Season!

Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the 2009-2010 Season:

Ahead of the Curve…Right on Track

“Cleveland Public Theatre is the place for bold, new, adventurous and relevant works of performance,” says Bobgan. “Our exciting line-up includes amazing new works from local and national playwrights and is full of world premieres.” The 2009-2010 season includes 4 World Premieres, 2 Ohio premieres, 8 weeks of Big [BOX], the return of Little Box and the 10th anniversary of CPT’s acclaimed performance series DanceWorks. Bobgan adds, “Though we have been struck with the same challenges facing non-profits across the country, CPT’s programming is vital and we are finding the way to increase services to the community and enact our mission to nurture great artists and produce fulfilling and compelling theatre.” Read More ›

Raymond Bobgan recognized by American Theatre Magazine

Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan was selected by , the monthly publication from the as one of 25 theatre artists who are working to shape the next 25 years of theatre in America.

Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan was selected by American Theatre Magazine, the monthly publication from the Theatre Communications Group as one of 25 theatre artists who are working to shape the next 25 years of theatre in America. Read More ›

Raymond Bobgan named one of Cleveland’s Most Interesting People!

In the January, 2009 issue of Cleveland Magazine, CPT Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan was chosen as one of the Most Interesting People! You can check out who else made the cut and read all about them by clicking here!

The full article on Bobgan is below.

Raymond Bobgan
I’m the executive artistic director for Cleveland Public Theatre

Why he’s interesting: Bobgan, who writes, directs and produces some pretty cool plays himself, guides Cleveland Public Theatre in staging experimental Ohio premieres from new (and often local) playwrights, including a program in which formerly homeless men write and perform original plays. Read More ›

CPT announces the 25th Anniversary Season: Alive

Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the 2008-2009, 25th anniversary season:

Alive — A celebration of premiere performance and original work

“Cleveland Public Theatre is the place for bold, new, adventurous and relevant works of performance,” says Bobgan. “Our exciting line-up includes amazing new works from great American playwrights and home-grown premieres of national stature.” The 08-09 season includes 4 World Premieres, 3 Ohio premieres, the 8th year of Big [BOX], the return of Little Box and CPT’s acclaimed performance series DanceWorks. Bobgan adds, “Theatre is alive, full of energy, giving voice to contemporary artists and celebrating the moment while challenging the status quo.” Read More ›

Raymond Bobgan and Cleveland area artists travel to Turkey

The trip was arranged by The Council of International Programs USA (CIPUSA), a non-profit international exchange program, and the Turkish Arts for Peace Program. The goal of the trip was to use CPT’s STEP program as a model for developing a youth arts program to marginalized youth in Turkey.

In addition to Raymond Bobgan, other attendees included Kathleen Cerveny, program director for arts and culture at The Cleveland Foundation; Marsha Dobryzynski, executive director of the Cleveland chapter of Young Audiences; Tony Sias, Director of Arts Education for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, local theatre artist and educator and Director of CPT’s In the Continuum; Ismail Douglas, a Capoeira dance expert and coordinator of Cleveland schools’ Motivation Through Excellence program, and Lisa Purdy of CIPUSA.

You can read blog postings from Kathleen Cerveny of The Cleveland Foundation by clicking the links below:

The group prepares to leave for Turkey

Fairs, Food and New Friends in Turkey

Impressions upon return from Turkey

Senator Sherrod Brown visits CPT!

Cleveland Public Theatre was proud to host a roundtable discussion facilitated by Senator Sherrod Brown in the James Levin Theatre. Senator Brown met with the leaders of the Gordon Square Arts District for an informative discussion and tour of the Capitol Movie Theatre before heading to CPT.

Senator Brown facilitated a lively discussion focused on areas of interest for local arts leaders. Patricipants discussed the impact of collaboration among organizations and the importance of seeking alternate funding sources for the arts. Read More ›