Tuesday, May 15, 2007

PICT presents.... Stuff Happens
Pittsburgh Premiere by David Hare
May 10- June 2
Henry Heymann Theatre

Experience the not so historic history of the build-up to war in Iraq.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

PGHTC Weekly Pick

Bricolage Theatre presents the Dutchman by Leroi Jones

SUNDAY April 29th and MONDAY April 30th @ 8PM

Directed by Mark Clayton Southers
Featuring: Tami Dixon and Joshua Reese
Also with: Ruel Davis and Lonzo Green

For reservations call: 412-381-6999
email: info@webbricolage.org.
Admission FREE.
Seating Limited.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007


MORE NEW PLAYS! If you haven't made it out to Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company's month-long reading series... Don't cry, just get your lazy bottom to Week #5...

Week Five:
Monday 26th 6pm JAMES McBRIDE by Mark Clayton Southers/Corey Rieger & 8pm WAXWORKS by Jeanne Drennan
Tuesday 27th A new play by Renee Aldrigde /Jeanine Foster McKelvia*
Wednesday 28th WRITERS BLOCK by Wali Jamal
Thursday 29th NOT EUREKA by Cory Tamler /Tara Adelizzi & 9pm FUELED by Tara Adelizzi /Cory Tamler
Friday 30th 7pm SOUTH STAR by Rebecca Gorman /Rob Gorman & 8pm WAKE UP SCREAMING by Michael McGovern
Saturday 31th 4pm GOOD BLACK DON'T CRACK by Rob Penney /Vernelle Lillie & 8pm PIT FALL by Brendon Bates /Eric Smith.

The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company is located at 542 Penn Avenue, Mezzanine Level, Downtown.

For other information call Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company (412) 288-0358.

Friday, March 16, 2007


It's not too late to enjoy a new-play-a-day during the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company's ambitious month-long reading series. Currently in week THREE:

What's Left In Week 3:
Friday 16th: DIBBS by J.P. Nickles /Joanna Lowe
Saturday 17th: ROSE by Michael Swartz
Sunday 18th: 3pm BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & HALL OF FAMERS by Sue Danks /Rosa Ferrari & 7pm: THE CHIMES OF WAR by J.R. Hall

Looking ahead to Week 4:
Monday 19th: 7pm MAD HONEY by Amy Hartman /Martin Giles
Tuesday 20th: THE SISTERS OF ZIVENA by Christina Kukucka /Tammy Dixon
Wednesday 21th: SWITCHED AT BIRTH by Denise Pullen & RAMBLINGS (1a) by Mel Packer
Thursday 22th: CHERRY SMOKE by James McManus /John Gresh
Friday 23th: PIG by Tammy Ryan /Mark Southers
Saturday 24th: THE ART OF PARING (1a) by Brandon Siple /Meagan Reagle & 9pm SOUTH STAR by Rebecca Gorman /Rob Gorman
Sunday 25th: 3pm THE TREE GROWS STRONG by Bob Gorczyca/Marcia Jones & 7pm JOB by Corey Rieger /Mark Clayton Southers.

The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company is located at 542 Penn Avenue, Mezzanine Level, Downtown.

For other information call Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company (412) 288-0358.

Friday, February 23, 2007

PGHTC Weekly Pick

Quantum Theatre presents... The Red Shoes.
Based on the Hans Christian Anderson story, adapted by Karla Boos.
Feb. 8-March 4.
Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church, North Side

Friday, February 02, 2007

PGHTC Weekly Pick

Bug. A new play by Tracy Letts. Presented by Barebones Productions.
Feb. 1st- Feb 18th.
3609 Forbes Avenue

Friday, January 19, 2007

PGHTC Weekly Pick

JOIN US IN HELL for Jean Paul Sarte's No Exit

Presnted by: Cup-A-Jo Productions
Thru Jan 20
Garfield Artworks

Friday, January 12, 2007


So what are the chances that TWO PGH theatre companies would hold 24-hour-play-events on the same weekend? Pretty good, actually becuase it's happening this weekend! And the best part… you can make it to both projects. So take a nap and grab a caffeinated beverage and we’ll see you at the theatre!

Saturday Night: Redeye Theatre Project 2.3.24 hour play festival
Jan 13
Studio Theatre

Sunday Night: BUS 2. 24-hour play festival
presented by Bricolage Theatre
Jan 14

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Resolute in 2007!

Resolutions are always the hot topic this time of year… fitness centers dropping rates in order to entice you to agree to a twelve month contract, restaurants offering lighter fare options… Starbucks coming out with sugar-free versions of their most popular elixirs! Everywhere you turn it seems like the entire capitalistic universe is diligently supporting our New Year’s Resolutions… a class to help you loss weight… a pill to get you to stop smoking… a hypnotist to halt your over consumption of alcoholic beverages. American citizens have set intentions and marketing teams across the country and around the world are ready to help you reach your goals… for a small charge, of course.
But what if your resolution is less constrictive and more constructive… refined… What, if like my own, your resolution is to see and support more of Pittsburgh Indie Theatre? Has the PGH Theatre Community collectively picked a diversified season… a buffet of options… a plethora relevant stage stories? The answer is “YES!”
So, if you find yourself up for a challenge, join PGH Theatre Connect in our One-A-Week challenge. Every week in 2007 we will choose one production… one must see masterpiece giving a true urgency to our Weekly Pick. Many well purposed resolutions fade away after a few months, but we here at PGHTC vow to keep you on track.

So here’s to good intentions and we’ll see you at the theatre!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

PGHTC Weekly Pick

Spread some holiday cheer and give the gift of Sister this season... I saw it last year and will be returning for more laughs this winter...

Sister's Christmas Catechism. A return engagement.
Thru Dec 31
City Theatre
South Side

Sunday, December 10, 2006

PGHTC Weekly Pick

Corps Values
by Brendon Bates
A timely play that follows a young Marine's account of the war in Iraq told in flashbacks... don't miss this issue charged piece.

Thru Dec 17
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
For Tickets Call: (412) 394-3353

Friday, December 01, 2006

Stay Awake For This!

Check it out, this a PGH Theatre Event is a Must See:

Redeye Theatre Project (RTP), the University of Pittsburgh's 24-hour theatre company, will present its second festival of the semester on Saturday, December 2. 8pm in the Studio Theatre (basement of the Cathedral of Learning in Oakland). Suggested donation $5 at the door.

WHAT IS A 24-HOUR THEATRE COMPANY?: In the space of 24 hours only (beginning at 8pm Friday and ending at 8pm Saturday), a company of approximately 70 playwrights, directors, actors, designers, and crew collaborate to write, rehearse, and design a festival of brand-new 10-15 minute plays. These are fully realized productions, not staged readings. It's theatre without a safety net.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

PGHTC Weekly Pick

Who: Quantum Theatre

What: El Paso Blue by Octavio Solis. Directed by Sheila McKenna

When: November 30 - December 17. Opening and Press Night: December 1.
Performances Wednesdays-Fridays at 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 5:30 & 9:00; Sundays at 7:00 p.m.

Where: 55th Street Warehouse, Lawrenceville (55th Street at the River.)
Tickets: $27 ($24 Wednesdays and Sundays) and a limited number of $15 student tickets. Call 412-394-3353 or visit www.proartstickets.org

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

PGHTC Weekly Pick

Thank You, Felix Productions will present the third installment of their annual ten-minute play festival. Split into two weekends (Fridays and Saturdays), the festival will feature a varied collection of plots and characters.

Program A – Nov. 10-11 at 8 PM
Program B - Nov. 17-18 at 8 PM
*Running Time: 60min

Future Tenant Space
801 Liberty Avenue