Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Expanded CHOOSE WHAT YOU PAY Ticketing Practice

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce, in the spirit of radical hospitality, all tickets to CPT productions are Choose What You Pay. CPT is eliminating standard ticket prices, and every ticket purchased will be valued at the discretion of the patron.

CPT believes theatre is essential. Our typical Box Office only covers one-fifth of the cost of a production and if patrons paid for the value of the ticket, pricing would no longer represent what we also believe to be true: theatre must be economically accessible. We balance this belief with a fundamental assumption that art is of great value and we undertake our work at great cost. We believe in our audiences to choose what is best and appropriate. And we believe audiences are artists in their own way and great theatre needs great audiences. You are an essential part of the CPT experience. I can’t wait to be at the theatre with you. —Raymond Bobgan, CPT Executive Artistic Director

CPT has implemented a Choose What You Pay ticketing policy for over 15 years, believing that art should have no barriers, including financial ones. In previous seasons, these tickets could only be purchased at the Box Office on the night of the show. This season, EVERY TICKET is Choose What You Pay and will be offered online, over the phone, at the Box Office, and can be purchased at any time.

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Cleveland Public Theatre welcomes Michael “Moon” Roesch as Technical Director

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to welcome Michael “Moon” Roesch as the new Technical Director. Michael “Moon” Roesch brings vast and diversified experience in a multitude of fields, including Technical Direction and Multi-Media Design. His aptitude for long-term vision and his collaborative spirit makes him an excellent addition to the CPT Senior Staff Leadership Team. Michael served as CPT Technical Director from 2010 to 2012 and CPT is thrilled he has returned.

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Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for the continued world premiere of BREAKOUT SESSION (OR FROGORSE)

BREAKOUT SESSION (OR FROGORSE)

By Nikkole Salter

Directed by Beth Wood, CPT’s Associate Artistic Director

Looking to cast the following roles…

  • Sara Benton: 30s, white, female. A group facilitator. Passionate. Assertive. Self-congratulatory. Savior complex.
  • Officer Preston Walker: late 30s – early 40s, Black, male. A 5-year patrolman with the Cleveland Division of Police. Formal. By-the-book. Loyal. Sensitive. Oh, and he can sing.
  • Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Perez: 20s, Latino, male. A one-month rookie patrolman with the Cleveland Division of Police. Enthusiastic. Open. Charming. Naive. All-or-nothing. Absorbent.
  • Mantis Shrimp: 40s – 50s, a person not demographically represented by the other characters, male. A corporate, self-help, motivational speaker. Wild. Intentionally weird. Committed. Nurturing. Brilliant.

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Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Call for Short Holiday Scripts

Deadline for submissions is
September 1, 2021.

 

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)

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.

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CPT is Hiring a Grants Writer / Development Associate

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Grants Writer / Development Associate who is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and our community impact.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Caitie H. Milcinovic, Director of Organizational Advancement at caitiehm@cptonline.org by end of day Friday, July 30. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, Grants Writer / Development Associate. Your email should include two attachments: a resume, and a two-page cover letter giving examples of your related experiences and explaining why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.

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Cleveland Public Theatre announces 2021/2022 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre announces 2021/2022 Season

EVOLVE

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the 2021/2022 season, which delivers on CPT’s mission of raising consciousness and nurturing compassion through theatre that is daring, relevant, and socially conscious.


CPT invests in innovation and diversity, and has been recognized regionally and nationally as a leader in the support and development of new work, the amplification of emerging voices, and for producing and presenting work from artists creating theatre outside the mainstream.

The theme of CPT’s 2021/2022 season is EVOLVE.

“Cleveland Public Theatre brings people together. The strength of our programming is not only in the individual power of each project and each production, but how they weave together. As each program, each person, impacts the next, the community impact grows exponentially. We don’t present to the community; we are a convergence of communities. We believe society can evolve, and it is when we come together that these changes happen. Our strategy is to center artists, to amplify the voices of artists amidst our diverse communities, and to share their work broadly. What happens when we have conversations with people who see the world differently than what we know? We challenge our thinking, we open our hearts, and our inner world expands. Together, we evolve.

—Raymond Bobgan, CPT EXECUTIVE Artistic Director

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CPT is Hiring a Technical Director

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Technical Director, which is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success. CPT will be accepting applications for this position through Friday, July 16.


Technical Director Job Description

CPT is hiring a Technical Director (TD). This role requires leadership and initiative and reports to the Executive Artistic Director (EAD). This is a senior staff role participating in leading the theatre and supporting the EAD in strategy and decision-making.

The TD manages and implements all technical aspects of productions, except costumes, for CPT’s season, consisting of 6-11 full productions, 2-4 new work development series, 2 multi-site special events, and other artistic projects. CPT programs in two theatres, various onsite studios, and occasionally produces work offsite in nontraditional spaces. The TD will lead the rebuilding of this department and will work with the EAD and the artistic department to grow capacity. For the 2021/2022 Season, the TD oversees and works with CPT’s Technical Associate and a limited number of over-hire technicians to implement all sets, lighting, video, and sound installations. The TD is responsible for oversight of CPT’s scene shop and technical equipment. The TD is also offered opportunities to work as a designer. Candidates must have four years full-time technical theatre work (or equivalent as a freelancer) with excellent technical skills in the following areas:  sound technician, master electrician, and set construction. Expertise in some of the following skills is also a plus: sound design, lighting design/video design/implementation, and scenic design. The successful candidate will be collaborative, eager to learn new ways of working, service oriented, and highly self-motivated. Anticipated start date is Wednesday, September 1.

Salary range is $42k to $50k. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off. Anticipated start date is Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

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Pandemonium 2021: The Break of Dawn Request for Proposals

Pandemonium 2021: The Break of Dawn

Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: Monday, July 12


Cleveland Public Theatre is planning a festive evening in keeping with its tradition of presenting innovative, original artistic work, featuring artists of all experience levels and disciplines (dance, spoken word, performance, song, theatre, music, etc.). On Saturday, September 18, 2021, CPT will present its annual fundraising extravaganza and party of the year – Pandemonium 2021: The Break of Dawn. Featuring dozens of area theatre, dance, visual, and performance artists, and with fabulous food and drink, Pandemonium is a benefit like no other, and an opportunity for you to be a featured performer.

Your participation in Pandemonium 2021 will support Cleveland Public Theatre’s challenging and inspiring performance work, ensuring that emerging artists and small performance companies have opportunities to participate in the arts, and sustaining CPT’s unique education programs that celebrate the artist within all of us. In its 30+ years on Cleveland’s near west side, CPT has been a catalyst for economic activity, job creation, private-sector investment in the community, and led to the area’s designation as an arts district.

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CPT is hiring a Patron Services Manager

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring a Patron Services Manager who is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and our community impact.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Caitie H. Milcinovic, Director of Organizational Advancement at caitiehm@cptonline.org by end of day Tuesday, July 6. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, Patron Services Manager. Your email should include two attachments: a resume, and a two-page cover letter giving examples of your related experiences and explaining why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.

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Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring an Assistant General Manager

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is hiring an Assistant General Manager which is a core part of the CPT staff and will make a meaningful contribution to life at CPT and its success.

Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Denis Griesmer, General Manager, at careers@cptonline.org by end of day Friday, July 9. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, Assistant General Manager. Your email should include two attachments: a resume, and a two-page cover letter giving examples of your related experiences and explaining why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.

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