CPT’s STEP is a summer arts-based job training program that engages Cleveland teens from families defined as low-income in a powerful 8-week intensive that focuses on excellence in performance, play creation, physical theatre, writing, production, and set design/construction.
2020 STEP Auditions
Students are selected to be a part of STEP through an audition process. There are two opportunities to audition (dates below):
April 5, Sunday, 1 – 4pm
April 12, Sunday, 1 – 4pm
Auditions are onsite at CPT (6415 Detroit Avenue) and facilitated by CPT and STEP staff members.
- Must be 14 – 19 yrs. old (Cuyahoga County residents)
- Cast Audition – Perform a 1-minute piece (dance, monologue, or song)
- Tech Audition – Prepare to work creatively to design and create structures
- Must RSVP by contacting Molly Andrews-Hinders, STEP Program Director (info below)
- Leave name, phone number, & preferred audition
- STEP runs June 15 – August 7 including a two week Cleveland Tour!
STEP Program Director
216-631-2727 ext. 236
Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)
Youth interested in auditioning for the STEP cast are highly encouraged to register with Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) job registry. CPT is a YOU community partner and summer work site.
To register, visit www.youthopportunities.org. (Once the home page loads, a button reading “Apply Today” will appear. Follow that link to register. The link is also at the very top of the home page). CPT’s deadline for YOU is March 18th; so, for STEP you need to register by Monday, March 16.
More information about STEP
This program is the longest-running arts-based, workplace development program in Cleveland and is an international model for engaging youth. Since its beginning in 1994, STEP has received multiple awards and recognitions including those from the City of Cleveland, The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Through STEP, teens see themselves as a positive and inspirational force, and watch as their work has an impact on the larger Cleveland community.