Cleveland Public Theatre announces a New Staff Position: Full-Time Teaching Artist/Site Manager

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs to raise consciousness and nurture compassion. CPT seeks a Full-Time Teaching Artist/Site Manager willing to join its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. CPT is committed to reviewing a diverse pool of applicants for this position. Deadline to apply is August 10th. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre announces a New Staff Position: Education Coordinator

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) produces groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs to raise consciousness and nurture compassion. CPT seeks an Education Coordinator willing to join its hardworking team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. CPT is committed to reviewing a diverse pool of applicants for this position. Deadline to apply is August 10th. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre announces General Auditions for the 2018/2019 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre announces General Auditions for the 2018/2019 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre is holding general auditions for our 2018/2019 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. A casting breakdown for each show is below.


General Auditions

When: Saturday, July 14, 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Sunday, July 15, 2:30pm – 5:30pm

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

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 at auditions@cptonline.org.

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Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2018/2019 Season

Cleveland Public Theatre previews 2018/2019 Season

Here and Now

“CPT’s work is here. It is locally grown. And it confronts contemporary issues and social norms – struggles of now. But our work is also about the ongoing human obligation to live in the present moment. Theatre is about the sense of being alive in this moment. It’s about a responsibility to the world to respond to what is happening outside us and something bigger than ourselves, to live fully in the moment. We often think these two ideas can’t live together simultaneously – confronting the dark while existing in and appreciating the present moment.”

-Raymond Bobgan, CPT EXECUTIVE Artistic Director

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Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring an Artistic Programs Producer

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT seeks an Artistic Programs Producer interested in joining its hard-working team with the ambitious goals of growing the organization and changing the community. For more information, visit www.cptonline.org.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 16, 2018


Description of Position

The Artistic Programs Producer reports to the Executive Artistic Director as a year-round, salaried, staff position working well over 40 hours a week. Salary is competitive based on comparable theatres nationally and is commensurate with experience. Some benefits included.

The Artistic Programs Producer provides production, artistic, managerial, and operational support to: CPT’s season of full productions; four developmental series; Pandemonium (a massive annual event); Station Hope (a one-day social justice festival); as well as other artistic projects and productions. The Artistic Programs Producer may also play a managerial or leadership role with CPT’s Teatro Publico de Cleveland and/or Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabi.

The Artistic Programs Producer is expected to work as an artist at CPT and to continue their own artistic growth. Read More ›

CPT Announces Auditions for Everything is okay (and other helpful lies)

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) announces Auditions for

EVERYTHING IS OKAY
(AND OTHER HELPFUL LIES)

A World Premiere Musical at CPT.
Created by Melissa Crum & Caitlin Lewins,
16/17 Nord Family Foundation Catapult Fellows.
Directed by Matthew Wright.


About the Musical…

This dark musical comedy is a celebration of the not-so-happy ways in which we persevere, grow, and change – whether we want to or not. Friendships are challenged, buddies die, and everybody drinks. Cheers. World Premiere.

Looking to cast…

Jackson* (African American Male) – late 20’s, early 30’s, a go-getter. Awkward yet loveable. Craves success and connection.
Pablo* (Caucasian Male) – late 20’s, early 30’s, a struggling musician. Charming. And kind of a jerk. Is not Hispanic. His real name is Sam.
*Ability to play instrument(s) a plus

All other roles have been cast. Equity Agreements are not available for this production. Read More ›

CPT Announces 2018/2019 New Play Development Request for Proposals

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces

2018/2019 New Play Development
Request for Proposals

Deadline EXTENDED!
DEADLINE FOR submissions is Monday, June 18, 2018


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 Act Now – Summer 2018 Session

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces

Cleveland Act Now – Summer 2018 Session

Four-Week-Long Audition-Based Youth Theatre Program at Cleveland Public Theatre

  • 10 – 14 years old
  • JULY 9 – AUGUST 3, Monday – Fridays, 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Lunch is NOT provided but snack breaks are scheduled in the afternoon
  • All classes take place at Cleveland Public Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102
  • NO COST
  • FOR AUDITION INFORMATION: CONTACT FAYE HARGATE, Program Director, 216.631.2727 x207
    • **a legal guardian must be present at auditions**

ANNOUNCEMENT
Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce the launch of Cleveland Act Now youth theatre program onsite at CPT. The summer session is geared for youth ages 10–14 years old and the program is offered at no cost. Enrollment is by audition. Youth who have successfully participated in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Brick City Theatre program are ensured an invitation and placement in the program upon successful audition. All youth must participate in an audition to be eligible for the program. Enrollment is capped at 25 participants. Read More ›

CPT Announces Request for Proposals: Pandemonium 2018

Pandemonium 2018: Labyrinth of Desire

Request for Proposals

Application Deadline: Friday, June 22

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 8, 2018, CPT will present its annual fundraising extravaganza and party of the year – Pandemonium 2018: Labyrinth of Desire. 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 2018 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 with 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. Read More ›

Theatre Directing/Creation Class

Theatre Directing/Creation Class

Taught by Raymond Bobgan, Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director

Deadline for application is May 21, 2018

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Theatre Directing/Creation Class is for theatre directors, writers, actors, designers, and composers who wish to explore the rigors of directing and creating original performances. In this class everyone will direct, act, and create. Participants may also be paired to collaborate on some assignments. The class will not follow a conventional curriculum and will evolve throughout the process. The class will include the creation of 3-4 scene assignments in order for participants to explore class topics and develop new work.

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