hypersensitive is filming May 18th: VIP tickets now on sale!

Vanessa GermanOur upcoming production of hypersensitive is a world premiere, a one-woman show featuring multidisciplinary artist Vanessa German as playwright and performer.

This production will be safely filmed outdoors on Tuesday, May 18th at 7:30 PM, on Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s mobile stage at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park, as part of PBT’s Open Air: A Series in Celebration of the Performing Arts. VIP in-person tickets to attend the filming are now on sale.

Please join us in person for this world premiere! Only 250 seats are available for this one-time live event.

Watch Our Cyril Q&A

Our filmed production of Cyril is coming this summer!

We had a Q&A with the cast and crew of Cyril on Sunday April 11th. If you missed it, check it out on our Facebook page.

Featuring:

Mark Clayton Southers (Playwright)
Andrew Paul (Director)
PJ Gaynard (Director of Photography)
Steve Tolin (Special Effects)

And our stars:

David Whalen
Dr. Cyril Wecht
Jenny Malarkey
Cheritta Southers
Sam Lothard 
Susie McGregor-Laine

Cyril

By Mark Clayton Southers
Directed by Andrew Paul

When the newly-formed Forensic Science Channel interviews Forensic Pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht, not only does he provide detailed insight into some of America’s most brutal and provocative cases, but new information emerges centered around murders that very rarely if ever make the headlines. Read more about Cyril here.

Artist Assistance Fund Now Accepting Applications

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company has established an Artist Assistance Fund to distribute donations to our family of artists who have worked with Playwrights and are facing new needs. We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for our third round of grants. Learn more about the fund and apply here.

You can also donate to the Artist Assistance Fund here. Thank you to all our generous donors and foundations who make this fund possible!

Applications for Ground Up Theatre Training are Open!

For 17 years Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company has trained people on and behind the stage. Artists sought us out to help them start their careers because they saw people like themselves here.  We knew our method of giving individual attention while expecting accountability fostered growth, but we were always too busy to establish a formal training program, until now. With the help of the RK Mellon Foundation, we are proud to announce the establishment of the Ground Up Theatre Training program. We’ve assessed the regional theatre environment, and determined that our training will focus on:

  • Sound Design for Stage
  • The Art of Lighting Design
  • Costume Design and Assistance
  • Stage Management
  • Scenic Design and Construction
  • Stage Combat
  • Makeup Design and Application

Join Us to Celebrate our 2020-2021 Virtual Season

In November 2020, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre announced some changes to our online 17th season.

In addition to reordering our productions, each production will now be available to watch for free for a four week period. We’ll gladly accept any donation you wish to make, but the productions will be available at no charge.

Our season began in December with Ubuntu Holiday, and continued with Grist From the Mill: 1902, which ran throughout February. Next up: Cyril, coming soon!

You can donate now to support our new season. Read more about how our online season will work.

Check Out Our 2020-2021 Season Lineup!

Click the link below to learn more about each play!

"This is an excellent educational and enlightening experience. Thank you!" - Sharon Simpson
"This is the best idea ever!! Thank you!!!" - Mia Jennings

Click the Video Below to Learn More About How to Watch

Congratulations to Ma Rainey's Black Bottom!

We are excited to celebrate the 2020 relaunch of a hometown favorite: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson! Click below to relive our 2014 original production. About: Tensions rise when trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey and her band gather at a recording studio in Chicago in 1927.
 

The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre is excited to celebrate the 2020 premiere of a hometown favorite and August Wilson Original play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company thanks the following for supporting our season of plays and special projects:

Allegheny Regional Asset District
Bloomberg Philanthropies
The Heinz Endowments
Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh
The Opportunity Fund
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Richard King Mellon Foundation

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