CPT Announces Auditions for Entry Point 2018

Cleveland Public Theatre announces

Auditions for Entry Point

a part of CPT’s New Play Development Series

Looking to cast…

  • 15 – 20 Actors of all ethnicities and types!

Cleveland Public Theatre is helping Lead Artists of Entry Point to cast several selections as part of our 2017/2018 Entry Point festival. We are looking to cast a diverse group of actors of all ages and types interested in supporting the development of a new work. Actors with singing ability, fight choreography experience or a willingness to learn, and individuals comfortable with movement training are strongly encouraged to audition.

Entry Point will be a weekend festival of raw art-in-progress—a platform for artists to develop new work that is in early stages of creation. Each project in Entry Point has unique needs and goals. Public presentations during the festival will range from staged readings to presenting short segments of a new work to open rehearsals of the creation process—all in different spaces throughout the CPT campus. For example, audience members may see a staged reading in one space, then see a segment of a devised work in another space, and then close out their evening by hanging out in a casual lounge to share their experiences with fellow audience members and artists.


When: Sunday, December 10th from 12pm-4pm and Monday, December 11th from 6pm-9pm
Where: CPT’s Campus (6415 Detroit Ave)

Auditions are by appointment only. Actors will be given sides at the audition for cold readings. They should also come with one 1 – 2 minute prepared contemporary monologue that they may be asked to perform. Actors may also be asked to sing a short a cappella song. Please bring 5 copies of your headshot and resume, if available, or recent picture. Actors should be prepared to stay for the duration of auditions.

Information concerning some of the shows:


Created and Directed by Meredith L. King
Bipolar Mixtape is a scripted work where a black female protagonist navigates interactions with the eccentrics in her community, and the audience views these interactions through the lens of the protagonist’s bipolar brain.


Written by David Hansen and Chennelle Bryant-Harris
Directed by Kelly Elliot
In The Lost Diary, white nationalists have declared a holy war. There has been a massive terrorist attack in central Washington D.C., during a time in the not-too-distant future when the American government is fracturing. An anonymous man has been injured and is in the care of a woman, who may or may not be a medical professional, a government agent, or something else.


Written by William Burke
Directed by Ismael Lara
The world shrinks as Margaret and The Operator climb through telephone wires, switchboards, searching for each other. Every so often, a painting wrapped in brown paper flies up into the sky, drops down, out for delivery. Everyone searches.


More information concerning additional shows and the ones listed above will be available at auditions.

Entry Point will need the following commitment: 

  1. Entry Point will take place from Thursday, January 18th through Sunday, January 20th.
  2. Rehearsals prior to performance vary with each Entry Point project: some may require as many as 3 weeks of rehearsal and some may require as little as 9 hours. Be prepared to share your availability on your audition form at your scheduled audition.

AEA contracts will not be considered. Non AEA actors will receive a very small stipend.

Interested actors should schedule an appointment with New Play Associate, Andrew Valdez, by email only: avaldez@cptonline.org. When scheduling your audition, you must provide your preferred date/time and phone number. Please do not call. Appointments will only be made via email.


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