Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company was founded by Mark Clayton Southers in 2003. We began as the resident company of Garfield's Penn Theater, and moved to a 75-seat space at 542 Penn Avenue in the downtown Cultural District in January 2005. In October 2011 we moved again, into the penthouse at 937 Liberty Avenue. Thanks to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for finding this exciting new space for us! This space has an elevator and is wheelchair-accessible.
Our Mission: Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company is committed to developing and showcasing the works of local playwrights; from accomplished masters like August Wilson and George S. Kaufman to promising new talents. We seek to nurture a racially and culturally diverse community of playwrights, directors, actors and technical specialists to hone their craft and to network creative opportunities. Finally, we support a racially and culturally diverse management staff and board of directors who, together, promote audiences that reflect the rich variety of our Pittsburgh community. Through such sharing of talents, resources, perspectives and experiences we aspire to provide artistic enlightenment that will strengthen our civic community.
Kim El, Artistic Associate
Eric A. Smith, Managing Director
Diane Melchitzky, Technical Director/Master Carpenter
Mark Whitehead, Resident Sound Designer
Eric A. Smith, Managing Director/Production Manager
Cheryl El-Walker, Resident Costumer
David Conley, Resident Properties Manager
C. Denise Johnson, PR/Media/Marketing
Tene Croom, PR/Media/Marketing
Lorill "Neicy" Readie, Business Manager
Judy Meiksin, Box Office
Steven Doerfler, Webmaster
Elizabeth Reiss, Director of Funding
Board of Directors
|Wayne Walters||Lorill "Neicy" Readie|
|Lynne Hayes-Freeland||Tawnya Farris-Redwood|
|Mark A. Freeman||Elizabeth Reiss|
|Andrew Paul||Delores Southers|
|Dr. Michael Ramsay||Donna Drewery|
|Janis Burley Wilson||Mark Clayton Southers|
|Carl R. Southers III|
Current as of January 2014.