Test Flight

Test Flight is a part of CPT's New Play Development program

The new play development was designed to produce work that is outside the mainstream, offering a much broader range of work available to the Cleveland public and expanding the impact and originality of theatre across the country.

Test Flight 2024: Mar 7 - 30

Test Flight is a multi-week series that showcases new work on its way to full production. Test Flight provides both local and national/international artists with the keys to the theatre and the opportunity to co-produce original works-in-progress. The series encourages risk-taking and an entrepreneurial spirit towards creating new work while offering artists a structured support system. Test Flight includes workshop performances of theatre, dance, performance art, and genre-defying performances.

In this partnership, CPT provides:

  • The James Levin Theatre
  • Basic production staff, stage management, box office support
  • Marketing and advertising support

The artists provide the rest!

The writers, directors, actors, and designers selected for Test Flight dedicate themselves to creating new and original work, or stretching their artistic powers by working in new disciplines.

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Test Flight projects that have been produced by CPT!


Panther Women: An Army For the Liberation

Written & Directed by India Nicole Burton.

Produced in CPT's 2021/2022 season as an NNPN Rolling World Premiere.


Everything Is Okay (And Other Helpful Lies)

Written and Composed by Melissa Crum & Caitlin Lewins, 2016/2017 Nord Family Foundation Catapult Fellows. Directed by Matthew Wright.

Produced in CPT's 2018/2019 season.


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