Sunday, July 30, 2006

PGH Theatre - The List

The following list is comprised of Pittsburgh Theatre Companies we are excited to about. We'd love your advice, comments, and suggestions turning us on to any companies we may have missed. We're perma-linking this post on the "links" section of the blog for future reference and will updated as necessary.
  • Bricolage - A cutting edge company devoted to creating theatre using a "what's on hand" approach. Their current season consists of a series of 6 staged readings (free to the public) cumulating in an "audience vote" to pick one play to receive a full production.
  • Barebones Productions - Home of new & daring works produced using only the "bare essentials."
  • Bridgespotters - An urban space giving shelter to homeless productions and companies.
  • Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama - World-class theatre education & productions featuring tomorrow's theatre practicioners.
  • City Theatre - Pittsburgh's off-Broadway gem. City Theatre focuses on new works in their beginning stages and often brings the playwright into the rehearsal process.
  • Gemini Theatre - Focuses on imaginative works geared towards children. Gemini is also known as "the gracious host" opening its space to outside companies and the home of Pittsburgh's annual new play festival.
  • Jewish Theatre of Pittsburgh - Thought provoking and enlightening theatre with a Jewish perspective.
  • Kuntu Repertory Theatre - University of Pittsburgh's student-community theatre company focusing on Africana life in hopes to insight social action.
  • New Horizons - Pittsburgh's second oldest African-American theatre company focusing on works that cultivate diversity and social change. (No website available at this time)
  • Pandora's Box - Pittsburgh's newest theatre company bringing two "city-first" premiers in its freshman season.
  • Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre - Concentration on "presenting classics and the "modern" classics of Irish and world theatre." Also host to a play reading series.
  • Pittsburgh Playwright's Theatre - New to the Pittsburgh Theatre Scene, PPT mixes African-American and main-stream productions with an emphasis on the works of Pittsburgh based playwrights.
  • Prime Stage Theatre - Literature based theatre company bringing the gap between children's' and adult theatre.
  • Pittsburgh New Works Festival - Each September, Pittsburgh New Works Festival presents a dozen one-act plays that emerged from their a national contest.
  • Pittsburgh Public Theatre - Pittsburgh's "grandaddy" theater presenting a healthy mix of old and new works.
  • Playhouse Rep at Point Park University - Breaking through academic barriers and continually presenting classics for the modern audience.
  • Proudly Presents Productions - Pittsburgh's GLBT theater company focusing on works that foster social change and tolerance.
  • Pittsburgh Playback Theatre - Improvisational theatre company dedicated to the interaction between audience and performer.
  • Open Stage Theatre - The perfect fusion of professional and non-professional theatre artists coming together to create vivid and dynamic works with "a fresh insight."
  • Quantum Theatre - Theatre in the raw... combining American theatre trends with world influence and always utilizing non-traditional venues.
  • Saints and Poets Theatre - Pittsburgh's true experimental theatre company specializing in the under produced and the over-looked... S&P brings together artists of all backgrounds while taking the road less traveled.
  • Squonk Opera - An opera company that breaks all the rules... Is anything cooler?
  • Thank You, Felix - Thank You, Felix productions exists to spotlight Pittsburgh's local young talent, to demonstrate the benefits of highly collaborative and cooperative productions, to discover innovative ways of keeping live theatre captivating and evocative, and to use non-traditional performance spaces to evoke a more visceral experience.
  • University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre - A top notch theatre education program producing timely and thought-provoking works.
  • Unseam'd Shakespeare - Specializing in classical and classically inspired works that are honed towards a modern audience.
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