CPT Catapult – request for proposals

CLEVELAND PUBLIC THEATRE ANNOUNCESCATAPULT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSDEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021 For more information, please visit http://www.cptonline.org – all Catapult information below can also be found there. Details below are pulled from CPT’s website and from CPT email updates. CPT’s mission is to raise consciousness and nurture compassion through groundbreaking performances andContinue reading “CPT Catapult – request for proposals”

Rehearsing a Cleveland-area show? You’re needed for a story…

Cleveland-area theater folks: this is your call!If you are currently rehearsing a production (actor, tech, director, designer, producer, front of house, management, etc.) contact me at kate_klotzbach@yahoo.com. I’m doing a story on rehearsals and performances in the here and now, as we are getting vaccinated and things are opening up a bit more. I’m curiousContinue reading “Rehearsing a Cleveland-area show? You’re needed for a story…”

A year after shutdown, the community reacts to the re-opening of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square

It was March 12, 2020, media night for the Webber / Rice hit musical Jesus Christ Superstar, when Playhouse Square sent a notice to patrons: “Governor Mike DeWine has issued an order to postpone or cancel community gatherings. Playhouse Square and its resident companies Cleveland Play House, Cleveland State University, DANCECleveland and Great Lakes TheaterContinue reading “A year after shutdown, the community reacts to the re-opening of Cleveland’s Playhouse Square”

Beck Center for the Arts – powering through the pandemic

The Beck Center for the Arts in Lakewood, OH has a long history through the decades. It’s served the community in times of war, recession, renovations, and now the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the past year of social distancing and remote learning, the faculty and staff of this west-side arts mecca has continued to offerContinue reading “Beck Center for the Arts – powering through the pandemic”

Bob Abelman’s got stage fright… (an interview)

As one reads through the book “All the World’s a Stage Fright” by Bob Abelman, it is easy for one’s inner Shakespeare nerd to emerge and squeee with joy. The book, subtitled “Misadventures of a Clandestine Critic: A Novella,” is 128 pages about a fictious actor’s journey through the terror of performing Shakespeare. Each chapterContinue reading “Bob Abelman’s got stage fright… (an interview)”

Dobama Theatre’s Nathan Motta talks about times of growth, change

Over in Cleveland Heights, OH, Dobama Theatre continues to take pandemic life in stride. Despite bans on large in-person gatherings, they continue to engage, educate, and entertain. It’s all about the community.Though their approach to presenting and viewing theater may have changed from when it closed at the beginning of the COVID-19 event, some thingsContinue reading “Dobama Theatre’s Nathan Motta talks about times of growth, change”

Western Reserve Playhouse turns on the radio for “It’s a Wonderful Life” this December

“This is a brand-new show that we’ve chosen! Originally, we were meant to perform the musical “My Favorite Year,” but were unable due to the pandemic. So, we decided to adapt a holiday classic into the radio show medium,” says Hannah Hilty of Western Reserve Playhouse (WRP). This year, “It’s a Wonderful Life: A RadioContinue reading “Western Reserve Playhouse turns on the radio for “It’s a Wonderful Life” this December”

Holsinger brings Frankenstein to Zoom, chats about performing solo

“Sometimes I have the real feeling of being a kid playacting alone in their bedroom,” says Holly Holsinger, as she talks about what it’s like to perform solo on Zoom. With one performance left of her show Frankenstein’s Wake (hosted through Cleveland Public Theatre), Holsinger is one of many artists who has stepped bravely intoContinue reading “Holsinger brings Frankenstein to Zoom, chats about performing solo”

Cleveland Actors’ Play Date now online, keeping theater alive and stress levels down

Imagine cozying up by your fireplace (or space heater) with a warm blanket, mug of cocoa or glass of wine on a cold evening, and reading a play with some really cool people. The authors range from William Shakespeare to Caryl Churchill, and topics from murder mystery to musical comedy. The Cleveland Actors’ Play DateContinue reading “Cleveland Actors’ Play Date now online, keeping theater alive and stress levels down”

Blank Canvas does Drive-In, Cleveland responds to COVID-19

With record numbers of COVID-19 cases exploding in Ohio (and all over the country), it’s hard to feel any relief. However, Blank Canvas Theatre has created a prescription for the soul that has cured a bit of the frustration that comes along with local lockdowns: drive-in live theater. With two successful events completed, Blank Canvas’Continue reading “Blank Canvas does Drive-In, Cleveland responds to COVID-19”