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CPT opens live, in person summer season to take on racial equity

Cleveland Public Theatre, which normally does not run a summer season, made an exception this year in response to an exceptional year of theaters left dark because of a global pandemic. CPT’s Outdoor Stage performances will run July 1 through August 7, with more than ten offerings of free live theatre, music, poetry and more, all produced and performed by local artists on stages protected by tents.

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“Theater is essential”: Cleveland venues wrestle with Covid-19 shutdown

By Christopher Johnston

Most Cleveland theaters are not expecting to produce another show until 2021 at the earliest, and the shutdown and loss of ticket sales have led to layoffs and budget cuts. Despite these challenges, they plan to reopen. Right now, they’re taking time to complete renovations and upgrades and plan for reopening safely while trying out new approaches with virtual programming.

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