Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring a paid part-time summer Pandemonium Intern

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 ›

CPT is Hiring a Director of Patron Services

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.

Job Description

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 ›

CPT 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 through
Friday, April 3, 2020.


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 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 ›

CPT Announces a New Staff Position: Education Director

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

Cleveland Act Now Academy
at Cleveland Public Theatre

Spring Session: 7-week after school theatre training program


WHEN

  • February 4 – March 19
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • 4:00pm – 5:45pm

WHO

  • 6th, 7th, and 8th graders

WHAT

  • 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.

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CPT is Now Requesting Proposals for the 2020/2021 Season

Dear Northeast Ohio artists,

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 ›

CPT announces Auditions for Breakout Session (or Frogorse)

CPT announces Auditions for
the world premiere of

BREAKOUT SESSIon (OR FROGORSE)

By Nikkole Salter

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 ›

Station Hope 2020 Request for Proposals

Station Hope

Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 6.

Cleveland Public Theatre is planning the seventh annual STATION HOPE, a one night event of entertainment and art inspired by the history of St. John’s Church and the Underground Railroad, the repercussions of oppression, and contemporary struggles for social justice, on Saturday, May 2, 2020.

How Station Hope Works

Audiences explore St. John’s campus on the corner of W 26th St and Church Ave. With 30+ performances to choose from, attendees will encounter choirs, dance, theatre, intimate solo performance, and interactive art – all happening at the same time in multiple indoor and outdoor venues.

Station Hope performances are 10 – 15 minutes in length and presented multiple times throughout the evening. Art installations will range from large to small, depending on the individual needs and space availability.

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TPC y CPT Anuncian audiciones para / TPC and CPT Announce Auditions for Ana en el Trópico

Cleveland Public Theatre y el Teatro Público de Cleveland anuncian audiciones para /

Cleveland Public Theatre and Teatro Público de Cleveland announce Auditions for:

Ana en el Trópico

de / By Nilo Cruz
dirigida por / Directed by Julia Rosa Sosa
Presentada en español con subtítulos en inglés / Performed in Spanish with English subtitles
Del  5 al 21 de marzo. Presentación preliminar el 5 de marzo. Noche de Estreno el 6 de marzo. Gordon Square Theatre. / 
Runs March 5 – 21. Previews March 5. Opening night is March 6. Gordon Square Theatre.

Acerca de la obra…

Florida, 1929, dentro de una compañía de tabaco Cubano-americana, los cigarros se enrollan a mano y se emplean “lectores” para entretener a los trabajadores de la fábrica. La llegada de un nuevo lector es motivo de celebración, pero cuando este lee a Anna Karenina en voz alta, se convierte en un catalizador en la vida de sus ávidos oyentes, para quienes Tolstoi, los trópicos y el “sueño americano” demuestran una combinación voluble. Presentada en español con subtítulos en inglés. Estreno Regional.

About the play…

Florida, 1929, inside a Cuban-American cigar factory, cigars are rolled by hand and “lectors” are employed to entertain factory workers. A new lector’s arrival is cause for celebration, but when he reads Anna Karenina aloud, he becomes a catalyst in the lives of his avid listeners, for whom Tolstoy, the tropics, and the “American Dream” prove a volatile combination. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles. Regional Premiere.

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CPT Announces Auditions for Entry Point 2020

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for

Entry Point

Created & Performed by various Northeast Ohio artists


Looking to cast…

A variety of performers, diverse in age*, race, physical ability, background, and theatre experience.

*At this time we are only casting actors 18 and above.

About the festival…

Entry Point is a platform for artists to develop their work in the early stages of creation, and then share that work with the public in a festival forum. Entry Point activities include staged readings, short excerpts from works-in-progress, guest panel discussions, and facilitated feedback between artists and audience after every showing.  Read More ›