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CPT Announces the Inaugural Kulas Composer Fellows

The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative is a three month fellowship program providing emerging, early-career composers with first-hand experience creating music for theatre.
This initiative engages composers in a collaborative process under the guidance of the show producer and director to compose and produce original music for at least one full production in CPT’s Season. Composers gain hands-on learning experiences and play an integral role in the creative process. The program is intended to significantly grow CPT’s capacity for developing original music and supports the growth of local artists.

Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce Sam Fisher, Patrick Stoops, and Sean Hussey as the inaugural Kulas Composer Fellows. Read More ›

Raymond Bobgan Announces Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2013/2014 Season

Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce Cleveland Public Theatre’s 2013-2014 Season. This season delivers on CPT’s bold mission of raising consciousness and nurturing compassion, while investing in the local theatre scene and making significant impact on our community.

Two signature themes of the season programming are innovation and diversity. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2013/2014 Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellows

JYH13.14Cleveland Public Theatre, Northeast Ohio’s most innovative and adventurous theatre announces the 2013-14 Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellows.

The Director Fellows Program is a year-long residency that provides mentoring, formal classwork and practical work. Fellows assistant direct, create new work, and direct at least one show in CPT’s season. Raymond is proud to announce that the two women who have been selected as the 2013/2014 Director Fellows are Melissa Therese Crum and Caitlin Lewins.
“The intent of this new initiative is to address Cleveland’s limited pool of directors with experience creating new theatrical work” said Raymond Bobgan, CPT’s Executive Artistic Director. Each Director Fellow receives an award of $3,000 and full underwriting of all of their learning and artistic activities during the fellowship, culminating in a production in Spring of 2014. Read More ›

CPT Announces the Inaugural 2013/2014 Nord Playwright Fellow

13nordpwfCleveland Public Theatre, Northeast Ohio’s most innovative and adventurous theatre is proud to announce The Nord Playwright Fellowship funded by a generous grant from The Nord Family Foundation.
The Nord Playwright Fellowship, a year-long program for emerging playwrights from Northeast Ohio, raises CPT’s new play development program to an even higher level. Fellows are given space at the theatre to write, create and rehearse. Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce Juliette Regnier as the inaugural Nord Playwright Fellow. Over the course of a year, Ms. Regnier will be interacting with and learning from designers, actors, directors and other writers. She will also have opportunities to have her work staged at a variety of points in the process. Ms. Regnier will receive an award of $3,000 and full underwriting of all her learning and artistic activities during the fellowship. Read More ›

Cleveland Public Theatre Awarded the Inaugural 50/50 Applause International Centre for Women Award from the Playwrights (ICWP)

Cleveland Public Theatre is proud to announce they are one of five recipients of the inaugural 50/50 Applause Award from the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP). The 50/50 Applause Award is for theatres in the United States that have at least 50 percent of their 2011-2012 season feature plays written by women. Other recipients include Little Colonel Theatre, Pee Wee Valley, KY; Nora Theater, Cambridge, MA; Playwrights Horizons, New York, NY; and, Symmetry Theatre, Berkeley, CA.

Cleveland Public Theatre is committed to supporting new, adventurous work by minorities, women and local writers and is proud to have had 50% of their 2011-2012 season feature plays by women, the majority of those being Northeast Ohio artists.

CPT continues to support a diverse group of playwrights though out new work development series like The Dark Room, Springboard and Big Box.

The ICWP is dedicated to the support of female dramatists to express their artistic vision without censorship, harassment or personal danger throughout the world.

Click here to read more about the International Centre for Women Playwrights

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2012 – 2013 Season

 

12.13seasonCleveland Public Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the 2012 – 2013 season: REMARKABLE.

Cleveland Public Theatre is the place for original, adventurous and relevant works of performance. The 2012-2013 Season: REMARKABLE delivers on CPT’s mission by including seven world premiere productions five by Northeast Ohio artists, and a host of regional premieres. Read More ›

Raymond Bobgan Announces 2012-13 Director Fellow

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Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT), Northeast Ohio’s most innovative and adventurous theatre announces the second year awardee of The Director Fellows Program funded by a generous grant from Joan Yellen Horvitz, a long-time friend of CPT.

The 2012-2013 Director Fellow is Denise Astorino. Ms. Astorino will receive $3,000 and full underwriting of her learning and artistic activities during the fellowship year, culminating in a full production of an original work in May of 2013 in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Store Front Studio.

“The intent of this initiative, inaugurated last September, is to address Cleveland’s limited pool of directors by providing a program that will allow select directors with extraordinary potential to focus intensively on artistic growth over the course of a season,” said Raymond Bobgan, CPT’s Executive Artistic Director. Focused on innovation and developing new work, this year-long residency provides mentoring and opportunities for formal classwork, assistant directing, directing, play creation and assistant producing. Read More ›

Raymond Bobgan and CPT Featured in American Theatre Magazine

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Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, is being featured in American Theatre Magazine for his work at CPT, turning around CPT’s financial situation and creating a home where local artists can build their craft.

Click here to read the whole article and see how a public theatre and a man with a vision can help change a neighborhood.

Building Reserve Grant will be utilized to offset cost of maintaining CPT campus

Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces that Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) has received a one million dollar grant from The Kresge Foundation’s Building Reserve Grant program. The awarded funds will be utilized to offset the cost of long-term care and maintenance of the buildings and facilities on the CPT campus.
Now in its 30th year, CPT serves as the anchor of the Gordon Square Arts District on Cleveland’s near west side. The CPT campus at West 65th Street and Detroit Avenue is comprised of four buildings that feature multiple performance and rehearsal venues. The dynamic performing arts center is a hub for original, adventurous and relevant works of performance and is dedicated to cultivating local artists in the creation of new work. CPT engages the community through a bold series of educational programs for urban youth, residents of public housing and homeless adults. The Kresge Foundation’s one million dollar grant will allow CPT to continue to thrive as a creator and as an artistic home for hundreds of artists across multiple disciplines. Read More ›

CPT Announces the 2011 – 2012 Season!

Cleveland Public Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the 2011 – 2012 season:

Seven World Premieres!

Cleveland Public Theatre is the place for original, adventurous and relevant works of performance. The 2011 – 2012 season delivers on CPT’s mission. The season includes seven world premiere productions, five by Northeast Ohio artists. Six of the plays are devised theatre, originating from unconventional creative processes. CPT also continues its commitment to artist development with groundbreaking programs: Big Box, seven weeks of world premiere workshop productions by Northeast Ohio artists; Springboard, a new series for staged readings and director development; the inaugural Leap/Conceive project for works-in-progress; and DanceWorks a premiere showcase for local companies and choreographers. Read More ›