Announcing Cleveland Act Now (CAN) Academy Fall Program Dates

Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) Fall Auditions (Virtual)

Cleveland Act Now Academy (CAN) announces Free Summer Virtual Workshop

Cleveland Public Theatre

CLEVELAND ACT NOW Academy

Announces FREE Summer Virtual Workshop

August 17 – 21

FOR ages 7 – 10 & 11 – 14 years old


Description

Yes, We CAN!, taking place online over three days (90 minutes each day), includes storytelling paired with social-distance curriculum that reinforces health and safety learning, and provides creative coping activities to help young people navigate our current times. At-Home Enrichment packets will also be mailed to participants. OPTIONAL: in person Social Distance Family Workshop at Herman Park for 90 minutes of fun activities that support social-distance learning as well as a face mask distribution. This program is offered at no cost thanks to the support of the Cleveland Foundation and other supporters. Classes are taught by CPT Director of Community Ensembles, Faye Hargate, and CPT Education Associate, Zyrece Montgomery. Read More ›

Awakenings: A Virtual Gala is Saturday, September 12!

A Celebration of Teatro Público de Cleveland


As Latinos and Latinas today we take pride in our work, and the results of our efforts translate into providing new resources while serving the community we live in. Teatro Público de Cleveland (TPC) started in 2013, opening more doors for our Latino community. I joined TPC in 2014 as an amateur actor, and had never done anything like this before. Now, in my 5th year with the company, I have acted, stage managed, created new plays, directed, curated, and promoted the development of new work by TPC! And as I serve as the Chair of Teatro Público de Cleveland’s Leadership Committee, I feel proud and eagerly encouraged to continue our growth. We are growing in theatre not only as actors, writers, and directors, but also by taking all the in-between opportunities that are leading us into a self-sustained ensemble, which is the path Cleveland Public Theatre and the community have been supporting from the beginning.

-Mónica Cerpa Zúñiga, TPC Leadership Committee Chair Read More ›

Compassion and Consciousness.

We are all grieving as our hearts are broken again and again—not just by police, but by the wider system we are all part of. This onslaught of racism and violence against black lives is not new and it impacts us all, especially those who must witness people who look like them and their brothers, mothers, children, and loved ones murdered in the streets. We acknowledge this. It needs to be said again and again. Black Lives Matter.

And we acknowledge we occupy lands stolen from the indigenous people of this region.

Amidst our anger and hurt is also gratitude to the many black and brown people who have shared their stories with us and continue to share, even when it costs them to do so. We are also grateful to those who lived and worked on this land before us; their stewardship and resilient spirit make our residence possible on the traditional homeland of the Lenape (Delaware), Shawnee, Wyandot, Miami, Ottawa, Potawatomi, Iroquois, and other Great Lakes tribes and nations, and we acknowledge the thousands of Native Americans who now call Northeast Ohio home.

We at CPT are committed to learn.

And we are committed to our mission to nurture compassion and raise consciousness.

We are committed to justice for all people and this is so urgent for black people.

We recognize the horrors done unto indigenous people and the countless oppressions against all people of color. And on this day we want to especially emphasize: Black Lives Matter.

We will continue to center black voices and black stories as we strive to disrupt and dismantle racism and oppression.

-Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director


Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to be a member of the National New Play Network (NNPN). Below you’ll find a statement that Raymond, who is also President of the Board of NNPN, and Nan Barnett, the Executive Director of NNPN, released.

Benjamin Gantose & Colleen McCaughey in the CPT Spotlight!


Over the past couple weeks, we’ve been highlighting CPT Fellows, staff members, and folks who call CPT their creative home in our Artist Spotlight series.

This week we’re celebrating Benjamin Gantose and Colleen McCaughey!

Read on to check out snapshots of Benjamin and Colleen’s work here at CPT in recent seasons, why they do what they do, and what they’re up to currently.

-The Cleveland Public Theatre Staff Read More ›

CPT Spotlight: India Nicole Burton & Caitlin Lewins!


Have we mentioned how much we love highlighting the remarkable CPT Fellows, staff members, and folks who call CPT their creative home in our Artist Spotlight series?!

Today, we’re celebrating India Nicole Burton and Caitlin Lewins!

Read on to check out snapshots of their work here at CPT in recent seasons and to discover why India and Caitlin do what they do, and what they’re up to currently.

-The Cleveland Public Theatre Staff Read More ›

Celebrating Faye Hargate & Obediya Jones-Darrell!


We love celebrating the incredible CPT Fellows, staff members, and folks who call CPT their creative home.

And this week, the spotlight is on Faye Hargate and Obediya Jones-Darrell!

Read on to check out snapshots of their work here at CPT in recent seasons and to discover why Faye and Obediya do what they do, and what they’re up to currently.

-The Cleveland Public Theatre Staff Read More ›

Spotlight on Nina Domingue & Holly Holsinger!


We are psyched to continue to highlight the incredible CPT Fellows, staff members, and folks who call CPT their creative home.

Today, we celebrate Nina Domingue and Holly Holsinger, longtime members of the CPT family.

Read on below for a look back (and forward!), and to see what Nina and Holly are up to currently.

-The Cleveland Public Theatre Staff Read More ›