CPT is Now Requesting Proposals for the 2019/2020 Season

Dear Northeast Ohio artists,

CPT is planning the 2019/2020 Season, and we are reaching out to you for great ideas.

CPT is focused on new work that is surprising, unexpected, and somehow 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 Applications for Premiere Fellowship

CPT Announces Applications for

Premiere Fellowship


Cleveland Public Theatre

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, broadening the 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. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for Gloria

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for

Gloria

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Beth Wood, CPT’s Associate Artistic Director & Director of Production


Looking to cast…

  • Late 20’s/early 30’s male, white
  • 20’s/30’s female, Chinese-American or Korean-American
  • 20’s female, white
  • Late 30’s/40’s female, any ethnicity
  • 20’s male, black
  • 30’s/40’s male, any ethnicity

Equity agreements may be considered for this production Read More ›

Station Hope 2019 Request for Proposals

Station Hope

Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 7.

Cleveland Public Theatre is planning the sixth 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 4, 2019.

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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Cleveland Act Now – Winter 2018 Session – Audition Announcement

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Auditions for

Cleveland Act Now – Winter 2018 Session

Winter Break Audition-Based Youth Theatre Program

10-14 years old


Audition Dates

Sun, Dec 9, 2-5pm
Sat, Dec 15, 10-1pm

TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION: Call Faye Hargate, Program Director, 216.631.2727 x207
**a guardian/caregiver must be present for the audition**

Full Class Schedule

Wed, 12/26, 12-5pm
Thurs, 12/27, 12-5pm
Fri, 12/28, 12-5pm
Sat, 12/29, 10am-1pm
Wed, 1/2, 12-5pm
Thurs, 1/3, 12-5pm
Fri, 1/4, 12-5pm
Sat, 1/12, 10am-1pm
Sat, 1/19, 10am-1pm
Mon, 1/21 : ALL DAY

Public PERFORMANCE at Cleveland Museum of Art’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration Read More ›

CPT Announces Auditions for Entry Point 2019

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.

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 ›

CPT & TPC Announce Auditions for / Anuncian Audiciones Para La Gringa

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

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

La Gringa

By / de Carmen Rivera
Directed by / Dirigida por Ernesto Luna Camargo

Looking to cast

2 Women (20’s – 40’s) with fluent Spanish speaking ability
1 Woman (40’s – 60’s) with fluent Spanish speaking ability
2 Men (40’s – 60’s) with fluent Spanish speaking ability
1 Man (20’s – 40’s) with fluent Spanish speaking ability

La Gringa will be performed entirely in Spanish with English Supertitles.

Buscamos:

2 mujeres (20’s – 40’s) con habilidad de hablar español fluentemente
1 mujer (40’s – 60’s) con habilidad de hablar español fluentemente
2 hombres (40’s – 60’s) con habilidad de hablar español fluentemente
1 hombre (20’s – 40’s) con habilidad de hablar español fluentemente

La Gringa será actuada completamente en español con super-títulos en inglés.


About the play…

La Gringa is about a young woman’s search for her identity. Maria Elena Garcia goes to visit her family in Puerto Rico during the Christmas holidays and arrives with plans to connect with her homeland. Once in Puerto Rico, she realizes that the majority of the Puerto Ricans on the island consider her an American—a gringa. So if she is a Puerto Rican in the United States and an American in Puerto Rico, where does she belong? Maria wrestles to find belonging in her many homes and comes to learn that her identity is self-defined and found in her heart.

Sobre la Obra…

La Gringa es sobre una joven muchacha en busca de su identidad. María Elena García va a visitar a su familia en Puerto Rico durante las vacaciones de navidad y llega con planes de conectar con su tierra. Una vez en Puerto Rico, se da cuenta de que la mayoría de los puertorriqueños en la isla la consideran Americana—una gringa. Entonces si ella es puertorriqueña en los Estados Unidos y americana en Puerto Rico, ¿a qué lugar pertenece? María lucha por pertenecer en sus múltiples hogares y llega a entender que su identidad es autodefinida y se encuentra en su corazón. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is Hiring Lead Teaching Artists to Direct Original Brick City Theatre Productions for Winter/Spring 2019

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is seeking exceptional Teaching Artists for its celebrated Brick City Theatre. Artists with experience in theatre creation and/or spoken word performance are welcome to apply.

The Lead Teaching Artist position has the following core areas of responsibility:

  • Lead Creation of Original Performance based in the artist’s primary discipline and area of mastery, inspired by Black History;
  • Nurture, develop, and uplift youth voices while celebrating CMHA community;
  • Create and implement session curriculum, daily class plans, and voice reports;
  • Collaborate with CPT Education Staff and other professional artists to lead development of original performance material.

Lead Teaching Artist will also support other administrative aspects of program delivery including: participant recruitment, management, and evaluation; and development of program partner relationships
Read More ›

CPT & TPC Announce Auditions for / Anuncian Audiciones Para La Gringa

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

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

La Gringa

By / de Carmen Rivera
Directed by / Dirigida por Ernesto Luna Camargo

Looking to cast

2 Women (20’s – 40’s) with fluent Spanish speaking ability
1 Woman (40’s – 60’s) with fluent Spanish speaking ability
2 Men (40’s – 60’s) with fluent Spanish speaking ability
1 Man (20’s – 40’s) with fluent Spanish speaking ability

La Gringa will be performed entirely in Spanish with English Supertitles.

Buscamos:

2 mujeres (20’s – 40’s) con habilidad de hablar español fluentemente
1 mujer (40’s – 60’s) con habilidad de hablar español fluentemente
2 hombres (40’s – 60’s) con habilidad de hablar español fluentemente
1 hombre (20’s – 40’s) con habilidad de hablar español fluentemente

La Gringa será actuada completamente en español con super-títulos en inglés.


About the play…

La Gringa is about a young woman’s search for her identity. Maria Elena Garcia goes to visit her family in Puerto Rico during the Christmas holidays and arrives with plans to connect with her homeland. Once in Puerto Rico, she realizes that the majority of the Puerto Ricans on the island consider her an American—a gringa. So if she is a Puerto Rican in the United States and an American in Puerto Rico, where does she belong? Maria wrestles to find belonging in her many homes and comes to learn that her identity is self-defined and found in her heart.

Sobre la Obra…

La Gringa es sobre una joven muchacha en busca de su identidad. María Elena García va a visitar a su familia en Puerto Rico durante las vacaciones de navidad y llega con planes de conectar con su tierra. Una vez en Puerto Rico, se da cuenta de que la mayoría de los puertorriqueños en la isla la consideran Americana—una gringa. Entonces si ella es puertorriqueña en los Estados Unidos y americana en Puerto Rico, ¿a qué lugar pertenece? María lucha por pertenecer en sus múltiples hogares y llega a entender que su identidad es autodefinida y se encuentra en su corazón. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Auditions for Fire on the Water

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for

Fire on the Water

Created & Performed by Northeast Ohio artists
Conceiver, Producer, and Co-Lead Director: Raymond Bobgan;
Co-Lead Director: India Nicole Burton


Looking to cast…

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

Equity agreements may be considered for this production.

About the play…

Fire on the Water, the acclaimed multimedia theatrical event, returns to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River in an all-new version. Fire on the Water is a fast-paced series of short plays inspired by this pivotal moment in Cleveland’s history. Created by a team of playwrights, directors, and actors, the production features original work woven into a powerful production exploring how the environment shapes identity, while celebrating the remarkable recovery of Cleveland’s waterways. Read More ›