Founded in 2016 by Dale Heinen and Jeffrey Pence, BorderLight Festival of International Theatre launches as a 4-day late summer festival from July 24-27, 2019 in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. The Festival will feature top-flight performers from abroad, world premiere collaborations between Cleveland-based theatre artists and international artists, and “fringe festival” that will draw performers from the region’s vibrant theatre community and across North America. BorderLight’s vision is to present visionary international theatre and build cross-cultural understanding. Visit www.borderlightcle.org to learn more. Read More ›
Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT seeks a wide range of mid-career candidates interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community as the Technical Director/Production Manager. For more information, visit www.cptonline.org.
TEENS CAN WORK AT CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE SUMMER 2019
Teens ages 14-19 interested in the arts can work at Cleveland Public Theatre this summer through CPT’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)
CPT is recruiting students who want to be a part of the STEP Tech Team which runs June 17 – Aug 6 at Cleveland Public Theatre. Teens will work with professional theatre artist-mentors in the following areas: set design, sound, stage set-up, costume management, & house management.
Teens receive bus tickets and healthy snacks. Those who successfully complete the program will earn a stipend ($500) and will tour to city parks all over Cleveland. Read More ›
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 thru Friday, June 21.
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 General Manager. CPT runs three 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 & production department’s day-to-day IT and office needs. Salary: $30k to $36k. Anticipated start date is Monday, July 8. This position may include limited theatrical construction and design if that is an interest of the successful candidate. Read More ›
Cleveland Public Theatre is planning a festive evening in keeping with its tradition of presenting innovative, original artistic work, featuring diverse artists. On Saturday, September 7, 2019, CPT will present its annual fundraising extravaganza and party of the year – Pandemonium 2019: Alchemy. 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 2019 will support Cleveland Public Theatre’s challenging and inspiring performance work, ensure that emerging artists and small performance companies have opportunities to participate in the arts, and sustain CPT’s work with youth and adults in transition. 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.
5 local artists receive financial award and year-long Fellowship at CPT
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the selection of five Cuyahoga County-based artists as 2019/2020 Premiere Fellows, made possible by dedicated funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC).
The purpose of the Premiere Fellowship is to celebrate, reward, and support artists who have demonstrated excellence in and are committed to new play development. The award is for theatre artists from multiple disciplines including acting, directing, playwriting, design, and stage management. Fellows receive a $5,000 cash award, plus additional fees for projects, professional development, and access to space, equipment, and other important assets needed to create their work. Each Fellowship is designed in collaboration with the Fellows.
CPT’s 2019/2020 Premiere Fellows include Aaron Benson, Sheffia Randall Dooley, Les Hunter, Andrew Aaron Valdez, and Jimmie Woody.Read More ›
Cleveland Act Now is an intensive summer arts program for young artists that is fun and challenging. Youth will learn acting fundamentals, storytelling methods, and ensemble play creation. Under the dedicated guidance of CPT Teaching Artists, children learn how to create and perform their own theatrical works. Enrollment is by audition. Youth who have successfully participated in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Brick City Theatre program are guaranteed placement in the program upon successful audition. All youth must participate in an audition to be eligible for the program. Enrollment is capped at 20 participants per session. This program is offered at NO COST thanks to the support of the Cleveland Foundation and other generous supporters.Read More ›
Teatro Público de Cleveland and Cleveland Public Theatre announce AUDITIONS:
A Xmas Cuento Remix
Written by Maya Malán-González
Composition & Arrangements by Emiliano Valdez & Daniel Valdez Directed by Holly Holsinger with Jason Estremera Music Direction by Maria DiDonato
Performed in English with some songs in Spanish and Spanish Subtitles.
Runs December 5 – 21. Previews December 5. James Levin Theatre.
About the play…
¡Este no es el cuento navideño de la abuela! Teatro Público de Cleveland blows the roof off with this Latino culture and modern music-infused take on Dickens’ classic Christmas tale. Performed in English with some songs in Spanish and Spanish subtitles. National New Play Network (NNPN) Rolling World Premiere with Milagro Theatre, Portland.Read More ›
Cleveland Act Now is an intensive summer arts program for young artists that is fun and challenging. Youth will learn acting fundamentals, storytelling methods, and ensemble play creation. Under the dedicated guidance of CPT Teaching Artists, children learn how to create and perform their own theatrical works. Enrollment is by audition. Youth who have successfully participated in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Brick City Theatre program are guaranteed placement in the program upon successful audition. All youth must participate in an audition to be eligible for the program. Enrollment is capped at 20 participants per session. This program is offered at NO COST thanks to the support of the Cleveland Foundation and other generous supporters.
FIRST SESSION — AGES 7 – 9 YEARS OLD
JUNE 10th – JUNE 28th Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm Three Week Long Audition Based Theatre Program
SECOND SESSION — AGES 10 – 14 YEARS OLD
JULY 8th – AUGUST 2nd Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 5:00pm Four Week Long Audition Based Theatre Program
Both sessions are offered at NO COST
Lunch is not provided / snacks are
Classes take place at Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102
Friday field trips and excursions included
Mon, April 22nd, 5pm-7pm
Sat, April 27th, 9am-11am
Sun, April 28th, 12pm-2pm
Wed, May 1st, 5pm-7pm
Youth must prepare a 1-2 minute performance (monologue, poem, dance, rap, song, etc.)
Contact Faye Hargate, Program Director, 216.631.2727 x207 to reserve a spot Youth must stay for full 2 hours of time slot Guardians must be present for the first 30 minutes of audition slot time
2019/2020 New Play Development Request for Proposals
Deadline EXTENDED! DEADLINE FOR submissions is Monday, May 6, 2019
CPT’s New Play Development
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, 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.
Check out CPT’s New Play Development Programs and applications below!