Cleveland Public Theatre announces a Workshop Audition for Candlelight Hypothesis

Cleveland Public Theatre announces a Workshop Audition for

Candlelight Hypothesis

with Raymond Bobgan

Looking to cast two types of roles…

Principal Ensemble (2 roles open) – one role requires actor to be Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color and one role that is open for all. Principles begin rehearsals July 25.

Second Wave Ensemble (3 roles open) two roles require actors to be Black, Indigenous, or People of Color and one role that is open for all. These roles are essential for the performance and are mostly moving/singing parts with some speaking lines. Second Wave begins rehearsals on/around August 23.

About The Workshop…

This workshop will serve as an introduction (or reintroduction for past collaborators) to Raymond’s unique approach to physical, experimental theatre. This workshop will serve as a selection session/audition for Candlelight Hypothesis.

This will be a 4-hour workshop on July 10, from 4pm-8pm and will consist of ensemble work, text, singing, and movement. Movement is significant—comparable to a dance class.

About The Play…

Important Dates:

7/25 – Principal Ensemble begins rehearsals

8/23 – Second Wave Ensemble joins rehearsals

9/10 – Pandemonium Performance

10/6 – First Preview Performance

10/31 – Closing Performance

There are limited spaces, please only attend the workshop/audition if you are available and interested in working on the play during that period.

Below is a link to the show page with the past version of the play:


About The Process…

Raymond Bobgan creates new, bold, multilayered, and highly physical performances through an ever-evolving ensemble process. The performance (and this workshop) will involve intense physicality (similar to a dance workshop), enduring presence, and expansive yet focused imagination.


Content Disclosures about The Play…

The play involves discussion of neurodivergence.


Important Information about COVID-19…

All artists and staff members working on Candlelight Hypothesis are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.



If interested in auditioning and attending the workshop, please email Please include [Candlelight Hypothesis Auditions] in your subject line. Be sure to include your name, email address, phone number, Covid-19 vaccination status, and whether you are interested and are available for specific type of role, or for both, in your email. Adding a copy of your headshot and resume as an attachment to your email is optional. No phone calls please.

About Raymond Bobgan:

Raymond Bobgan creates new performances that are bold, multilayered, and highly physical through an ever-evolving ensemble process. Raymond’s work has been seen in Romania, Brazil, Denmark, Serbia, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and Canada, and has been featured in American Theatre magazine, Canadian Theatre ReviewTheatre Journal, and in Lisa Wolford’s book Grotowski’s Objective Drama Research.

Raymond has created many works for CPT, including Dream Rust Workshop (a hypothesis project) for CPT and Kennedy Center’s Arts Across AmericaFrankenstein’s Wake with Holly Holsinger; Feefer Rising with Faye Hargate; Rusted Heart Broadcast;  and Blue Sky Transmission: A Tibetan Book of the Dead, co-produced by CPT and La MaMa ETC (Off-Broadway).

Raymond was the first recipient of the Cleveland Arts Prize in the discipline of Theatre. He is a two-time winner of the Creative Workforce Fellowship (theatre and composing) and a recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Fellowship.

This is Raymond Bobgan’s 16th season as the Executive Artistic Director at Cleveland Public Theatre.

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