Saturday, October 28, 2006

PGHTC Weekly Pick

Black, White and good all over!!!!

Check out this week's pick:
The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company's Theatre Festival in Black and White.

The Low-Down:
Two alternating programs consisting of five one-act plays by white writers directed by African-Americans, and five one-acts by black writers directed by white directors.

Program A:
"Assassination," by Brendon Bates
"A Summer's Tale," by Astrid Cook
"Around Midnight," by Christina Maria Acosta
"Holding Cell" by Wali Jamal
"The Kitchen," by Rob Zellers

Program B:
"F.O.R.D.," by David Turke
"Ridin' Dirty," by Brentin Mock
"Gossip," by Dan Kirk
"For the Love of Friends" by Nailah Blu Lewis
"The Exile of King Harold," by Mark Clayton Southers

~Continues through Nov. 5.
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company
542 Penn Ave.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

You Picked It!

Congratulations to David Turkel and his play, KEY TO THE FIELD, for becoming the Audience Pick for this year's 2006 Staged Reading Performance Series @ Bricolage.

KEY TO THE FIELD will receive a full production after the holidays...

Friday, October 20, 2006

PGH Theatre Connect - The Wright Way

So, exactly who is the woman who started the Vagina Revolution?

EVE ENSLER (Playwright/Performer) opened her new play The Good Body on Broadway in 2004, after hit runs in San Francisco and Seattle. She is in the middle of an extensive America tour.

She is the OBIE Award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues and the founder and artistic director of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. In eight years, V-Day has raised more than $30 million for grass roots groups around the world. The Vagina Monologues has been translated into more than 45 languages and has run in theaters worldwide, including sold-out runs at both off-Broadway's Westside Theater and on London's West End (2002 Olivier Award nominee for Best Entertainment.)

"I never thought I was going to write a play called 'The Vagina Monologues.'"
~Eve Ensler

Birthday: May 25, 1953
Birthplace: New York City
Occupation: Playwright, activist
Award: 1997 Obie Award for Playwriting

See The Good Body right now, right here!!!! Through Nov. 4th @ City Theatre

PGHTC Weekly Pick


The Good Body
By Eve Ensler

A shocking and hilarious look at the female quest for physical perfection from the woman who got the world talking about vaginas.

(Why check it out?... Director Tracy Brigden stages the first three-person version of Ensler's play... Right here in Pittsburgh.)

Extended through NOVEMBER 4, 2006
Tickets: 412.431.CITY