The Dark Room

June 11, 2024

Cleveland Public Theatre, In the Gordon Square Theatre, 6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102


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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.

The Dark Room at Cleveland Public Theatre
Tuesday, June 11th
This month: Open Mic

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, JUNE 11th

Cleveland Public Theatre
In the Gordon Square Theatre
6415 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102

6:45 – 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 should arrive no later than 7:15pm to be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: Work will be chosen randomly from all submissions until slots are full.

7:30pm: Open Mic Session readings begin

And don’t forget – FREE BEER, Wine and Snacks!

Suggested donation of $5 is welcomed at the door, but not required.

Open session readings are first come, first serve until all slots have been allotted. Please bring enough copies of your script so that every actor has their own copy. Please bring a copy for any stage directions to be read as well. Advance submissions are not necessary.

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See you in the Dark Room!


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