Cleveland Act Now – Summer Arts Program

Cleveland Act Now

Summer Arts Program

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

AUDITION DATES

  • Mon, April 22nd, 5pm-7pm
  • Sat, April 27th, 9am-11am
  • Sun, April 28th, 12pm-2pm
  • Wed, May 1st, 5pm-7pm

PREPARATION:

Youth must prepare a 1-2 minute performance (monologue, poem, dance, rap, song, etc.)

TO AUDITION

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

CPT Announces 2019/2020 New Play Development Request for Proposals

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces

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!

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Cleveland Public Theatre announces General Auditions for the 2019/2020 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is holding general auditions for our 2019/2020 season. All Northeast Ohio actors interested in working with CPT are encouraged to audition. CPT has a history of multicultural casting and is committed to representing our community on stage.


General Auditions

When:
Saturday, April 6, 12pm – 5pm
Monday, April 8, 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Where:
Cleveland Public Theatre (6415 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102)

Auditions are by appointment only and will be scheduled in five-minute increments. Actors should prepare no more than three minutes of material which can include 1-2 brief monologues and/or a short a cappella song. (Please note: auditions will be stopped at 3 minutes.)

AEA contracts will be considered throughout the season.

When scheduling your audition, please provide your preferred time and phone number. Interested actors should schedule an appointment by emailing CPT’s 2018/2019 NNPN Producer in Residence, India Nicole Burton, at iburton@cptonline.org. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is Hiring Teaching Artists for Summer Session of Brick City Theatre

DEADLINE April 12, 2019

CPT is seeking Teaching Artists for the summer session of our Brick City Theatre program. We are seeking interdisciplinary artists of all performance-related arts disciplines with experience leading youth and/or artistic projects. Theatre experience is a plus. We are looking to build a strong core of artists who are dedicated to creating work to further racial and economic justice.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Brick City Theatre is a year-round afterschool and intensive summer arts program for youth ages 5-14 and family members who reside in public housing. Multidisciplinary performing arts activities improve academic skills, instill empathy and responsibility, build character, and enhance creative thinking. Brick City Theatre is offered in partnership with Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority and makes a powerful impact on local families, serving over 700 community members every year at four CMHA community center sites: Lakeview Terrace, Woodhill Homes, Outhwaite Homes, and Riverside Park. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2019/2020 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2019/2020 Season

Call and Response

“CALL AND RESPONSE speaks to the interactive nature of theatre. Inherent to the artistic process, artists and audience are called to listen and to respond. Their responsibility lies in the immediate moment, but also in listening to the world we live in, and responding back. CALL AND RESPONSE is present, active, and requires us to listen with our whole hearts—and answer—not simply echo. Theatre is a communal act. Our work is about people coming together, building trust, engaging and unlocking these paths to transformation.”

-Raymond Bobgan, CPT EXECUTIVE Artistic Director

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Free Workshop with the Cleveland Core Ensemble (CPT’s in-house devising ensemble)

Free Workshop with the CLEVELAND CORE ENSEMBLE (CPT’S IN-HOUSE DEVISING ENSEMBLE)

This three day workshop with Raymond Bobgan, Darius J. Stubbs, and Faye Hargate is focused on physical work of the actor, our approach to voice and song, and actor creation.

This session will also function as a selection session for future work. This is a way for performers to get to know us and our way of working. This is also a way to test out the potential for performers to be successful in this process and style of work.

Free workshop/selection sessions will be held on the evenings of March 25, 27, and 28 (6:30-10:30p). Participants are expected to attend all three sessions. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre Seeks Development Assistant

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs to raise consciousness and nurture compassion.

CPT seeks a Development Assistant willing to join its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community.

Summary of Position: This position is a year-round, salaried, staff position. Salary is competitive and based on experience and capacity. The Development Assistant is responsible for supporting CPT in achieving its fundraising goals with a focus on administration. Duties include donor communications, special events management, coordination of donor benefits, database management, support services for internal and external meetings, preparation of donor materials, expense processing, and filing systems maintenance. Read More ›

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 ›