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

Project Descriptions & Casting Breakdown

Below you will find descriptions and casting breakdowns for some of the productions we are looking to cast through our general season auditions. In addition, there will be 1 – 2 projects added to our 2018/2019 season that have yet to be identified and multiple opportunities for actors in CPT’s New Play Development series.


Created by Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant Ensemble.
Directed by Cynthia Croot.
Runs 11/30/18 – 12/22/18, rehearsal begins app. 11/24/18
4 actors (female or male) of any ethnicity to play “Nurses,” which includes performing a supporting role with the touring company and assisting with food prep, dinner service, and clean up.

Description of project: One of CPT’s most popular holiday entertainments is BACK! Hailed as “a deliciously demented feast for the holidays” by The Plain Dealer, this hilarious musical performance includes crazy cabaret, comedy, dancing, game-show competitions, violence, and a five-course meal. The performers originate, cook, and serve the feast, using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients – each course served through musical and choreographed sequences. Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant: A Snowball’s Chance is an eclectic, bizarre, and delightful night at the theatre that will have you laughing well into 2019. NOT to be missed. World Premiere.


Created by Northeast Ohio artists. Produced by Raymond Bobgan.
Runs 2/9/19 – 3/2/19, rehearsal begins app. 1/2/19
Multiple actors of a variety of ages, genders, and ethnicities

Description of project: Fire on the Water, the acclaimed multimedia theatrical event with a live band and 100 rolling chairs empowering audience-adventure… is back! Fire on the Water is a fast-paced series of short plays inspired by a pivotal moment in Cleveland’s history—the 1969 burning of the Cuyahoga River. This season, we honor the 50th anniversary. Created by a diverse team of playwrights, directors, and actors, the production features original work by CPT and friends, woven into a powerful theatrical event exploring how the environment shapes identity, while celebrating the remarkable recovery of Cleveland’s waterways.

A play that will be named at a later date…

Directed by Beth Wood.
Runs 3/19/19 – 4/15/19, rehearsal begins app. 2/1/19

Description of project: A play yet to be determined.


Conceived and directed by Pandora Robertson.
Runs 5/18/19 – 6/8/19, rehearsal time TBD
3 actors – ages 20 – 50 – any ethnicity – any gender: ability to perform physically rigorous work and a good singing voice is a plus.
1 actor/musician – age 20 – 50 – any ethnicity – any gender: seeking an accordion player.

Description of project: Using music, humor, and bizarre bouffon theatricality, Central Concern aims to be delightfully depraved and entertaining. Central Concern takes a satirical look at the history of the American real estate profession and how it championed property values often at the expense of civil rights. World Premiere.

To schedule an audition, email CPT at

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