Cleveland Act Now (CAN) Academy summer session!

Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring a Teaching Artist and Site Coordinator for the Cuyahoga Municipal Housing Authority Cleveland Act Now (CMHA CAN)

Cleveland Public Theatre is hiring a Teaching Artist and Site Coordinator for the Cuyahoga Municipal Housing Authority Cleveland Act Now (CMHA CAN) program to continue to serve Cleveland Public Theatre’s mission to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through life-changing education programs. 

Review of candidates will begin immediately. To apply for the position, send an email to Nicole Sumlin, Director of Education, at by end of day Tuesday, April 30, 2024. Subject line should read: YOUR LAST NAME, Teaching Artist and Site Coordinator, CMHA CAN. Your email should include two attachments: a resume and a cover letter giving examples of work that illustrate the experience required in the description and explaining why you are interested in this position. No phone calls, please.  

The person filling this role would also be considered for the temporary, full-time Summer CMHA CAN Supporting Teaching Artist role from June 5, 2024, to no later than August 2, 2024 (8.5 weeks). The rate for this role is $580-600/wk. 

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CPT is seeking temporary, full-time Teaching Artists for summer CMHA CAN and STEP programming. We are looking to build a strong core of artists who are dedicated to creating work to empower young voices, excite creativity, and further racial and economic justice. 

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Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Auditions for STEP 2024, celebrating 30 years of empowering artmaking! 

CPT’s Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) is a rigorous arts-based program that provides hands-on job training and engages youth from Cleveland families in a powerful learning experience that develops job skills, academic achievement, and interpersonal skills. As part of this eight-week summer program, youth ages 14-19 work together to create, produce, perform, and tour their own play. This program is the longest-running arts-based workplace development program in Cleveland and is an international model for engaging youth. Since its beginning in 1994, STEP has received multiple awards and recognitions including those from the City of Cleveland, The President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Through STEP, teens see themselves as a positive and inspirational force and watch as their work has an impact on the larger Cleveland community.  

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The Individual Artist Fund and The 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.

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CAN Academy 2024 Spring Session – Juniors

CAN Academy 2024 Spring Session-Seniors


CPT is thrilled to announce the next round of Kulas Foundation Composer Fellowships for singer/songwriters, composers, and sound designers. This is a brand-new version of the program with three different options to maximize engagement and really connect with artists in the region.  

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Station Hope 2024 Request for Proposals — Deadline: March 1st

Cleveland Public Theatre is planning the eleventh annual STATION HOPE, a one-night event of entertainment and art inspired by the history of St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Underground Railroad, the repercussions of oppression, and contemporary struggles for social justice, on Friday, March 1th, 2024. 

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Major Grant from the Mellon Foundation for the Innovative Future of American Theatre Cohort.

Cleveland Public Theatre (OH), Company One (MA), Crowded Fire Theater (CA), Mosaic Theater Company (DC), and Perseverance Theatre (AK) are thrilled to announce an exciting new collaboration entitled The Future of American Theatre Cohort, bolstered by a generous $2.5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation. Each of these organizations will receive $500,000 from Mellon over two years to support their ongoing innovation, cultural change-making, and ambitious artistic programming.

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