Cleveland Play House

Passion and Purpose in Every Performance

aka Cleveland Play House   |   Cleveland, OH   |  www.clevelandplayhouse.com

Mission

To inspire, stimulate, and entertain diverse audiences across Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards.

Ruling year info

1940

Managing Director

Mr. Kevin Moore

Artistic Director

Ms. Laura Kepley

Main address

1901 E. 13th Street Suite 200

Cleveland, OH 44114 USA

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EIN

34-6515260

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

Performing Arts (A60)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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CPH serves the people of Northeast Ohio by telling stories that matter, preparing our young people to be productive citizens in the modern world, and contributing to our region's creative economy.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

KeyBank Classroom Matinee: A Touring Program

To eliminate financial and geographic barriers of attending our theatres, CPH brings theatre education programs directly to schools. CPH is proud to commission and produce professional touring theatre with relevant themes for young audiences like anti-bullying, racial tolerance, socio-economic inequality and conflict resolution. Following each performance, our arts-integrated workshops provide excellent starting points for engaging classroom discussions while fulfilling the Common Core State Standards.

Population(s) Served

CARE (Compassionate Arts Remaking Education) is a year-long school residency program that was developed in 2011 by a team of artists and educators from Cleveland Play House (CPH) in response to Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD) needs for enhancing Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills, school climate, and improving literacy achievement. The residency program focuses on theatre and the arts as essential tools to increase literacy learning, SEL development, academic readiness, and to create safe and supportive learning environments. The main components of the CARE program are Teaching Artist-led theatre integrated lessons for students, student-centered digital learning labs, and professional development and training for educators in the school.

CPH artists use theatre to help students recognize and manage their emotions, develop caring and concern for others, establish positive relationships, make responsible decisions, and handle challenging situations constructively and effectively.

Population(s) Served

More than 5,000 young people attend a student matinee at CPH each season. Students attend a pre-show workshop designed to help connect the themes of the play to their own lives, participate in a question and answer session with the artists following the performance, and bring home a student guide that provides academic and real world connections to the production.

All educational materials support the common core standards.

Population(s) Served

For more than eight decades, CPH has offered educational programming as varied as the stories on its stages. Alumni include Academy Award®-winner Paul Newman, Academy Award- and Tony Award®-winner Joel Grey, and Toy Story 3 Director Lee Unkrich, among many other successful film and theatre talents.

Our CPH Theatre Academy has classes for working adult professionals, preschool children with big imaginations, and everyone in between. Faculty from Tony-Award-recipient Cleveland Play House will excite creative potential and nurture your passion for live theatre!

Population(s) Served

Cleveland Play House's Apprenticeship Program is a dynamic and engaging program for young professionals and future colleagues in the field. The apprenticeship introduces recently graduated college and post-graduate students in an intensive experience with a top-tier American theatre. Apprentices will work with individual departments and top professionals in the field to gain practical experiences and skills working in a regional theatre. Our central goal is to train future leaders that will transform the field.

Population(s) Served

Patrons engage with the people and processes that make the work on our stages happen. This suite of programs is offered free to the public and provides a variety of opportunities for the public to feel like CPh insiders all season long. Programs include Pre-Show Conversations, Behind-the-Scenes events, TechNights, and post-show TalkBacks.

Population(s) Served

CPH produces a seven-play series each season featuring a wide variety of classic, contemporary, and new plays and musicals. Enjoyed by tens of thousands of theatre-goers every year, CPH mainstage productions take place in the Allen and Outcalt Theatres at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland's bustling theatre district.

Population(s) Served

CPH commissions and develops new plays, nurturing and supporting playwrights with developmental workshops and readings. Held each spring, New Ground Theatre Festival features world premiere productions, workshops, readings, and the annual presentation of the Roe Green Award for Playwrighting.

Population(s) Served

Eight students are accepted every-other-year into this professional training program jointly produced with Case Western Reserve University. The program is housed at CPH, with two MFA productions per year presented in The Helen. Third year students appear in CPH mainstage series productions.

Population(s) Served

Working in partnership with the United Way of Greater Cleveland and Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Play House uses theatre and the arts as essential tools in strengthening the community. CPH provides five schools, Adlai Stevenson, Almira Academy, Kenneth Clement Boys' Leadership Academy, Robert H. Jamison, and Walton Elementary with direct and comprehensive services to students, families, and community members to address their educational, physical, social, and emotional needs. By participating as a Lead Agency, CPH strives to increase learning readiness, academic achievement, healthy families and communities, and socially responsible citizens.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Regional Theatre Tony Award 2015

Tony Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Actor's Equity Association

League of Resident Theatres (LORT)

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Cleveland Play House

Board of directors
as of 1/16/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Anne Marie Warren

Bank of America

Term: 2019 - 2022

Mary Bright

David Bronson

Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals

Ryan Cross

University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital

Betsy Fallon

Janice Focke

The Huntington National Bank

Traci Forrester

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc.

Walter Ginn

Roe Green

Robert Gries

Gries Investment Co.

Nancy Griffith

BauerGriffith LLC

Jeffrey Grover

Grover Group LLC

Jan Hammond

Kathleen Hogg

Jean Kalberer

Walter Kalberer

Jeffrey Kapp

Jones Day

Jeffrey Kerner

Enerco Group Inc.

Sandra Kiely Kolb

Richard Knapp

Janet Kramer

Peter Kuhn

Raymond Malone

Baker Hostetler LLP

Milton Maltz

The Malrite Company

Kevin Margolis

Benesch Attorneys at Law

Nancy-Clay Marsteller

Sheila Rowan McHale

SM Investment Properties, Ltd.

Michael Meehan

Cleveland Clinic

Deborah Neale

Neale & Associates

Spencer Neth

Marjorie Newman

Anthony Panzica

Panzica Construction Co.

Alan Paulus

H. Alexander Pendleton

Ken-Tool Company

Kim Meisel Pesses

Carnegie Companies

Deborah Pye

Covenant Homes

Beth Rankin

Rosemary Rehner

Barnes Wendling CPAs, Inc.

Gerald Rudowsky

Ernst & Young

Dario Savron

PwC

Luci Schey Spring

Paul Siemborski

DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky

Roland Anglin

Cleveland State University

Jodi Berg

Vitamix

Gordon Bowen

Lifebanc

Marianne Crosley

Cleveland Leadership Center

Barry Feldman

Kottler Metal Products

Scott Hamilton

The Metrohealth System

Regina Klein

Nordson Corporation

Margaret McKenzie

Cleveland Clinic

Rajiv Prasad

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No