A Killing Game and DanceWorks 2014
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A Killing Game

Presented by Cleveland Public Theatre
By dog & pony dc
Directed by Colin K. Bills
April 10 - April 26
James Levin Theatre; 7:00pm

A Killing Game is an absurdist-play-meets-party-game. In a not-so-distant time and place, a deadly plague begins killing the citizenry - inexplicably, indiscriminately, and fast! CPT presents dog & pony dc, a quickly rising ensemble company from Washington DC known for their quirky and wild productions that involve everyone in the fun.

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DanceWorks 2014
April 10 - 3
Gordon Square Theatre; 7:30pm

Each year Cleveland Public Theatre welcomes the opportunity to showcase Northeast Ohio's contemporary dance companies as they premier new work and revive celebrated performances. Six dance companies take the stage in this acclaimed annual series.This week we welcome Double-Edge Dance and Travesty Dance Group.
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Station Hope

Station Hope

April 26th from 6pm-10pm
A Block-Party with a Purpose, an Arts Event for the People,
a Celebration of Hope

Presented by Cleveland Public Theatre, Ohio City Incorporated and Ward 3 Councilman Joe Cimperman

Station Hope is a multi-arts event that celebrates the triumphs of the Underground Railroad, the history of St. John's Church and the contemporary struggles for freedom and justice.

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CPT Now Accepting Proposals for Leap/Conceive and SpringBoard 2014

A core value of Cleveland Public Theatre is to support and nurture the development of new works of diverse style, discipline and creative processes by Northeast Ohio artists. Artists are welcome to apply for one or more of CPT's development series.

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CPT announces auditions for
The Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP)

The Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) is an 8 week long summertime job training program in theatrical arts for Cleveland teens ages 14-19 years. Teens will work with professional theatre artist-mentors in the following areas: acting, singing, dance, writing, set construction, marketing, performance creation and touring. Teens receive bus tickets and healthy snacks. Those who successfully complete the program will earn a stipend ($300) and will perform in city parks all over Cleveland. To be considered for STEP, teens must participate in one of our auditions. Audition Date Added: April 27th

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CPT Announces the Inaugural Kulas Composer Fellows

The Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative is a three month fellowship program providing emerging, early-career composers with first-hand experience creating music for theatre.

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Pandemonium 2013: Shine on video!

In case you missed pandemonium or just miss Pandemonium - here is a little reminder of Pandemonium 2013.

Pandemonium 2013 created by Ted Sikora.

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Raymond Bobgan and CPT Featured in American Theatre Magazine

Cleveland Public Theatre Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan, is being featured in American Theatre Magazine for his work at CPT, turning around CPT's financial situation and creating a home where local artists can build their craft.

Click here to read the whole article and see how a public theatre and a man with a vision can help change a neighborhood.

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Looking for somewhere to park?

There is plenty of free parking in the neighborhood!

Click here to download a map of available parking lots! (PDF)In addition to parking lots, there is plenty of street parking available on Detroit Ave. as well as the surrounding residential side streets.

Please click here to get specific directions to Cleveland Public Theatre.

If you have any additional questions related to parking, please call 216.631.2727 x 212.

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Older News Articles

Cleveland Public Theatre Seeks Development Director

CPT Now Accepting Proposals for Big Box 2015

Community Reading of The Drowning Girls

CPT SALON SERIES: From the Ground Up. -
Designers and Directors talk collaboration

CPT Now Accepting Applications for the First Annual Station Hope Event

Creating Original Work: a dive into devised theatre

Song, Story & Structure Workshop @ CPT

CPT announces Auditions for the Second U.S. Production This is Not the Play

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces
a New Staff Position: Education Coordinator

INSPIRED INTERACTION: creating the dog & pony way

SALON SERIES Hold Up... You Want Me to Do What!?

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions
for the world premiere of Left in Ink

Cleveland Public Theatre Seeks Artistic Intern

The Dark Room Returns to Cleveland Public Theatre on December 10th!

Cleveland Public Theatre announces Auditions for
The Drowning Girls

CPT Now Accepting Proposals from NE Ohio Artists for the 2014/2015 Season!

CPT Now Accepting Applications for the Second Nord Playwright Fellowship

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Auditions for Ancestra

Insomnia:The Waking of Herselves- Audience Interaction Piece

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces Auditions for
Titus: A Grand and Gory Rock Musical

Accepting Applications for CPT's Kulas Foundation Theatre Composer Initiative

CPT Announces Auditions for SpringBoard (a staged reading series)

Pandemonium 2013 Tickets On Sale Now!

Raymond Bobgan Announces Cleveland Public Theatre's 2013-2014 Season.

CPT Accepting Applications for Raymond Bobgan's Theatre Creation Class

CPT is Excited to be Partnering with Weapons of Mass Creation in August

CPT Announces the Inaugural 2013/2014 Nord Playwright Fellow

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2013/2014 Joan Yellen Horvitz Director Fellows

Request for proposals for CPT's Pandemonium 2013

CPT hosts The Cleveland Orchestra on May 11th

Seeking Pianist for The Loush Sisters

CPT is looking for proposals for the New Work Development Series

Cleveland Public Theatre Is Proud To Be A Community Partner Of The 37th Cleveland International Film Festival

Cleveland Clinic Partners with CPT for STRUCK

Cleveland Public Theatre Awarded the Inaugural 50/50 Applause Award from the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP)

Big Box Returns for the 11th year!

Accepting applications for CPT's Nord Playwright Residency

CPT announces Request for Projects for 2013-2014 Season

Pandemonium 2012: House of Dreams on video!

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces A New Staff Position: The New Play Associate.

Raymond Bobgan Announces 2012-13 Director Fellow

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2012 - 2013 Season

Pandemonium 2012: House of Dreams

CPT accepting proposals for Big Box - Deadline EXTENDED to June 4

James Levin Awarded 2012 Cleveland Arts Prize!

2012 - 2013 Showtimes and Ticket Prices!

Accepting Applications for CPT's Directing Devised Theatre Class

Cleveland Public Theatre's Inaugural Director Fellows

2012 STEP Auditions!

Women's Voices Project 2012 Survial Skills at Cleveland Public Theatre April 13 and 14

CPT Announces the 2011 - 2012 Season!

Building Reserve Grant will be utilized to offset cost of maintaining CPT campus

Raymond Bobgan Talks about Pandemonium and CPT!

Chris Seibert's Released CPAC Video!

Raymond Bobgan in the Spotlight!

CPT is Now Accepting Submisssions for Springboard!

CPT Now Accepting Applications For Performers And Artists For Pandemonium '11; AMUSE ME

CPT Announces 2010-2011 Season!

Cut to Pieces Returns to CPT!

INSOMNIA: CPT Presents Devised Theatre Production!


I Hate This / And Then You Die

Cleveland Public Theatre Partners With CIFF!

CPT announces Request for Projects for 2011-2012 Season

CPT Partners with Area Universities to Present Playwriting Festival

CPT Education Kicks Off Spoken Word Series with Elyria YWCA

Big [BOX] 2011, award-winning artists in residency program on stage now!

Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant is SOLD OUT for the entire Cleveland run!

Little Box staged reading series returns November 11 - November 20!

6th Annual Day of the Dead 2010 (Dia de Muertos) November 6 & 7!

Now Onstage at Cleveland Public Theatre!

CPT is Proud to present Kill Will!


Pandemonium 10: The Wild Side

CPT's Summer Arts Academy at CMHA's Lakeview Terrace Estates presents The Call of the Fantastic

Check out the video trailer for Open Mind Firmament!

CPT announces auditions for 2 productions this fall!

CPT now accepting applications for performers and artists for Pandemonium '10; The Wild Side

CPT welcomes Turkish playwright Ozen Yula

Everyone is invited to help Cleveland Public Theatre celebrate on Saturday, June 12th!

Wanderlust continues through May 29!

Open Mind Firmament: An Evening of W.B. Yeats opens May 13!

Raymond Bobgan recognized by American Theatre Magazine

CPT announces Request for Projects for 2010-2011 season

CPT announces Big [BOX] 2010!

CPT and the Elyria YWCA present Somewhere, Someone

CPT presents Anna Bella Eema

Browns Rules at CPT! World Premiere opens November 19

The CPT/Y-Haven Theatre Project at CPT November 5-8

CPT presents the new comedy Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them! Ohio and Regional Premiere!

CPT presents DanceWorks 10!

CPT Announces the 2009-2010 Season!

CPT now accepting Little Box Applications

CPT is having a party and EVERYONE is invited!

STEP 09: Eye, Mind, Heart opens July 30! Free Family Fun in local parks!

Cut to Pieces EXTENDED through June 6th!

CPT hosts the Ohio Independent Film Festival

CPT extends the run of No Child: 7 performances added

CPT Awarded NEA Grant

CPT partners with the Cleveland Public Library to present special event for The Aperture

CPT partners with Cuyahoga County Public Libraries to present special Goldstar, Ohio events

Raymond Bobgan named one of Cleveland's Most Interesting People!

Raymond Bobgan and Cleveland area artists travel to Turkey

CPT announces the 25th Anniversary Season: Alive

Videos from past Pandemoniums

STEP 08 opens July 31

Senator Sherrod Brown visits CPT!