Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to welcome Garrett Markgraf as Technical Director.

Cleveland Public Theatre’s (CPT) Executive Director Raymond Bobgan is proud to welcome Garrett Markgraf as the new Technical Director. Garrett’s technical precision and resourceful creativity make him an excellent fit for the CPT Staff. Before joining the staff, full-time, Garrett worked with young artists from the Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) as Tech Team Leader in the 2021 production of Song of Sankofa. He also worked on the Y-Haven Project 12,000 Steps as the Stage Manager.

“I’m overjoyed to have found my new artistic home at CPT! The work that is done here, both onstage and off, is vital. CPT is constantly seeking to reinvent itself—to become more accessible, more diverse, more inclusive—to better serve the Cleveland community. I am beyond excited to be a part of the CPT family and legacy—it is truly an honor.”

– Garrett Markgraf, CPT Technical Director

Garrett Markgraf (he/him) is a theatre artist—born and raised in Michigan. Garrett received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre Performance from Oakland University. Upon moving to New York City following graduation, he decided to pursue a career in technical theatre. For three years, Garrett was able to work as a freelance stage manager, electrician, and scenic carpenter at theaters and schools throughout NYC—most notably, Columbia University, The Juilliard School, and Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School. During this time, Garrett met, fell in love with, and married his best friend in the world, Gregory. During the pandemic, they relocated to the Cleveland area to be closer to family.

About Cleveland Public Theatre

Cleveland Public Theatre’s mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances and life-changing education programs. CPT develops new, adventurous work; and nurtures Northeastern Ohio artists—particularly those whose work is inventive, intelligent, and socially conscious. CPT’s acclaimed education programs engage communities in devising new works that speak to contemporary issues and empower participants to work for positive change in our community.

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