BWMT is an integral member of both the local and national theatre scene. Partnering with leading companies while still in school helps ensure more working opportunities after graduation, and allows our students to collaborate with professional actors & directors from all over the country.
As the country’s largest performing arts center outside of New York, Playhouse Square utilizes the arts to engage individuals and attract more than one million guests per year to its 1,000+ annual events. These audiences act as the catalyst for economic growth and vitality within the region. As part of its vast offerings, Playhouse Square produces BWMT's spring musical, very frequently a regional premiere!
Great Lakes Theater, northeast Ohio's professional classic theater since 1962, is one of the nation's pre-eminent regional theater companies. GLT, which features a resident company of artists, brings the world's greatest plays to life each season from September through May in its revolutionary home at the re-imagined Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare. The company also presents the region's annual production of A Christmas Carol at PlayhouseSquare's Ohio Theatre. BWMT students and alumni and featured heavily in all musicals and plays!
Located in Lakewood, Beck Center for the Arts is more than a non-profit organization that combines professional theater with arts education. As part of its regular season, Beck Center produces a musical in collaboration with BWMT every winter.
A sister-theatre to Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival is nestled in the foothills of Boise, Idaho. Every summer, BWMT students and alumni work in rotating repertory, rehearsing and performing 6 productions (musicals, plays, and Shakespeare) simultaneously.
Cain Park is a summer performing art park owned and operated by the City of Cleveland Heights. BWMT students and alumni are annually featured in productions on Cain Park's Alma Theatre.
A sister-theatre to Idaho Shakespeare Festival & Great Lakes Theatre, the stunning Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival stage is mere steps away from the banks of Lake Tahoe. Every summer, BWMT students and alumni are featured in LTSF's 2 production-season; a Shakespeare play and a musical.
Cleveland Play House, founded in 1915 and recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is America's first professional regional theatre. Throughout its rich history, CPH has remained dedicated to its mission to inspire, stimulate and entertain diverse audiences in Northeast Ohio by producing plays and theatre education programs of the highest professional standards. CPH has produced more than 100 world and/or American premieres, and over its long history more than 12 million people have attended over 1,600 productions. Today, Cleveland Play House celebrates the beginning of its second century of service while performing in three state-of-the art venues at Playhouse Square in downtown Cleveland.
A groundbreaking performance venue in Cleveland's Gordon Square District, CPT produces more new work by local artists than all the Northeast Ohio professional theatres combined. Through five developmental series CPT serves local artists at every step of the creative process, from early ideas all the way to full productions and the entrepreneurial step of launching a new work. In the last 10 years, CPT has produced 42 world premieres in full production, 35 of which were by local artists. In 2018, BWMT performed a conceived piece, Love Me As I Am for CPT's Pandemonium: Labyrinth of Desire.