CPT Announces Auditions for Entry Point 2020

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for

Entry Point

Created & Performed by various Northeast Ohio artists

Looking to cast…

A variety of performers, diverse in age*, race, physical ability, background, and theatre experience.

*At this time we are only casting actors 18 and above.

About the festival…

Entry Point is a platform for artists to develop their work in the early stages of creation, and then share that work with the public in a festival forum. Entry Point activities include staged readings, short excerpts from works-in-progress, guest panel discussions, and facilitated feedback between artists and audience after every showing. 

About the rehearsals…

Rehearsals will take place in the 3 weeks leading up to January 23 (roughly Jan 2 – Jan 22). Number of rehearsals will vary depending on what show you are involved with. Additionally, the type of rehearsal will depend on the nature of the project.

Please note that actors are required to be available in the evenings Sun., January 19 – Sat., January 25.

Runs January 23, 2020 – January 25, 2020, Thu/Fri/Sat at 7:00pm. CPT campus. Multiple venues.


Saturday, November 9, 6pm-9pm
Sunday, November 10, 6pm-9pm

Auditions will be held in the Parish Hall on the CPT campus (6205 Detroit Avenue Cleveland, OH 44102).

Auditions are by appointment only. You can schedule for a one hour slot on either Sat. 11/9 OR Sun. 11/10. 

What to prepare…

  • Two minutes of prepared material (two contrasting monologues)
  • Headshot and Résumé

To schedule an audition appointment, please email CPT’s 2019/2020 NNPN Producer in Residence India Nicole Burton at iburton@cptonline.org. Be sure to include your name, email address, phone number, and preferred audition date & time in your email. Please include [Entry Point Auditions] in your subject line. No phone calls please.

Our Lady of Common Sorrows

Written and Directed by John Dayo-Aliya

A reading of a play about a 15-year-old black girl who becomes pregnant with the second coming of Christ.

Looking to cast…

  • Indigo – A 15-year-old girl living in Brooklyn who believes she is pregnant with the child of God.
    • Please note that we are looking for an actress over the age of 18 to play this character
  • Theresa – Mid 40s. Indigo’s mother. A drug addicted, ex-convict, voodoo priestess, living with her daughter and drug dealing boyfriend.
  • Aza – Mid 20s. Indigo’s sister. Indigo’s primary caregiver.
  • Aaramis – Early 30s. Aza’s live-in boyfriend. Drug dealer.
  • Jack – Early 40s. Theresa’s boyfriend. Lives with family. Formerly famous visual artist.
  • Martin – Early 30s. Boyfriend of Carol, drug addict, and one of the first to believe in Indigo’s divine conception.
  • Carol – Mid 30s. First to believe in divine conception.
  • George – Early 60s. Friend of Theresa. Lives upstairs from family.


Written by Jesse Reagan Hernon
Directed by Mara Layne

Imogen is a young non-binary person who is just coming into their identity and struggling to self-actualize. Through conversation with family and friends (both current and former), they explore the ways their identity impacts their relationships and perception of self. Andromeda explores relationships between trans, non-binary, and cisgender people, and the ways our identity impacts our language and understanding of self.

Looking to cast… 

  • Matt – A cis man, Imogen’s best friend from high school who is visiting home. A would-be philosopher. (He/Him)
    • Just a note: Matt is a cis character, but considering the nature of the piece we’re open to see people of all genders for the role.

Voces/Voices (working title)

Written by Elaine Romero, Les Hunter, Maria Torres, and Milta Ortiz
Directed by Jimmy Noriega

Voces/Voices (working title) is a docudrama based on in-depth interviews and conversations with those living, passing through, and imprisoned in the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. The piece aims to present brief stories, episodes, and reflections from those for whom the effects of Mexican/US border policies are most profoundly felt. Monologues may include migrants recent and established, ranchers, ICE/Border Patrol agents, and others along the border.

This play is still in the early stages of development, so casting may change as the project evolves.

Looking to cast…

  • Latinx Male, any age
  • Latinx Female 1, any age
  • Latinx Female 2, any age
  • White Male, any age
  • White Female, any age

Now You See Me

Devised and Directed by Meredith Aleigha Wells, Jordan Reed, and Lena Vani

Now You See Me (working title) is an ensemble piece about the very intimate and private relationship we all have with our own bodies. We need food to survive but what happens when food becomes a source of serious mental/emotional instability? The ensemble strives to examine and offer a critique of the impact of diet culture and negative body image, particularly on women in a performance setting.

Using text, movement, poetry, and sound, Now You See Me explores how our body image affects our daily lives through a vignette structure; eating, feeling the need to suck in our stomachs, purging, navigating body image in a body-centric profession, thin/fitspiration, social media’s influence on our body image and conversely, body image as an “influencer”, vanity sizing, vanity in the gay community, body image with a disability, and other personal stories we’ve been collecting are examples we would like to fit into the structure of our play.

Looking to cast…

1 woman and 2 men. Actors will play multiple roles. Some roles include:

  • Amerikkka Sweettart – An evil burlesque queen
  • Doctor – A cog in the machine
  • Heckler – A bigoted man
  • Ken – A live Ken doll
  • Devotee – A bar goer with fetishes, Male, ages 25-40, Any Ethnicity
  • Jake – Gwen’s gay best friend and life of the party, Male, 20’s, Any Ethnicity



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