CPT seeks a collaborative theatre artist to fill a two-month position with CPT’s nationally-recognized education program, the Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP). The STEP Director/Creator reports to CPT’s Education Director. This position is an 8 to 10-week intensive, full-time staff position, including evenings and weekends and pays $650 – $800/week based on experience. STEP is an arts-based job training program that engages Cleveland teens in a powerful, 8-week intensive that focuses on excellence in performance, play creation, physical theatre, writing, production, and set design/construction. The Program Director/Creator is responsible for leading the creation of an original play, with a cast of Cleveland teens with little or no theatre experience. This work is done with a team of Teaching Artists, typically a full-time Co-Director or Co-Playwright, a full-time Lead Teaching Artist, and 2-3 part-time Teaching artists with specific skills such as dance, percussion, and acting coaching. The play is performed outdoors in neighborhoods throughout Cleveland in an 8-12 show run.
CPT is a nationally recognized center for contemporary performance. Its mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking theatre and life-changing education programs. CPT implements this mission through its annual theatrical season, featuring eight to ten adventurous professional productions and a robust series of new play development programs that support writers and devisers at multiple points in the creative process. 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. CPT’s annual budget is $1.8 million/year. CPT has 16 full-time staff members.