The Dark Room

March 10, 2020

Sign-up begins at 7:00pm, Readings at 7:30pm, The Church at CPT

The Dark Room is an "open mic" for playwrights where writers take center stage and their work has a chance to grow. Held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, The Dark Room is open to all writers and performers, as well as audience members interested in cold readings of new scripts. Part of CPT's New Play Development programming, The Dark Room provides new and experienced writers the opportunity to test drive their new play, novel, poem, or any other written material in a supportive, yet critical, environment. Playwrights may bring up to 10 pages of material and actors are cast on the spot.

Due to the historic nature of the space, The Church is not ADA compliant at this time.

FREE, donations accepted

The Dark Room at CPT on March 10!

The Dark Room is a place where writers take center stage and their work has a chance to grow. The Dark Room is an ongoing event held on the second Tuesday of each month. The Dark Room affords emerging and veteran playwrights the space and resources to develop new works. It offers a venue to workshop plays, novels, poems, or any other written work in a supportive, yet critical environment.

Tuesday, March 10

The Church at CPT
(Just east of the Gordon Square Theatre Box Office)
Cleveland Public Theatre
6407 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

7:00pm: Sign-up begins for writers and actors (space is limited). Writers can bring up to 10 pages of work to be read; actors will be cast on the spot!

Actors must arrive by 7:15pm to be considered.

7:30pm: Open Mic Session readings begin

And don’t forget – FREE Great Lakes Brewing Company beer!
Suggested donation of $5 is welcomed at the door, but not required.

Open session readings are first come, first served until all slots have been allotted. All submissions should be made to Mindy Herman at or to John Busser at

See you in The Dark Room!


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