Coming Up in our 2014-2015 Season

Pittsburgh

Theater Festival in Black and White: Multicultural Edition

February 14-28 2015

The Theater Festival in Black and White: Multicultural Edition is open to all Pittsburgh playwrights. This festival will shine a light on Pittsburgh's diverse communities by soliciting plays from an array of playwrights from various cultural backgrounds. The only requirement is that you've lived in the Pittsburgh area for at least two years at some point.

The scripts selected will receive a fully staged production during the festival. The festival will conclude with an awards ceremony where Pittsburgh Playwrights will recognize the talent during the festival.

Tickets now available!

Ernest McCarty

Ernest McCarty

Dinah

Written and Directed By Ernest McCarty
March 13 – April 5 2015

Dinah, a dazzling play about the legendary blues singer Dinah Washington, will run from March 13 – April 5 (new dates).

Ernest McCarty is both director and playwright of this play set during the last year of the short life of the remarkable woman called the Queen of the Blues.

Dinah includes a riveting array of musical numbers and biographical vignettes.

This show provides a powerful insight into the tragic and often controversial life of one of the most popular African-American singers of the 1950s.

Tickets now available!

August Wilson

August Wilson

Fences

By August Wilson
Directed By Mark Clayton Southers
May 2–23 2015

Returning to familiar ground, Pittsburgh Playwrights artistic director Mark Clayton Southers will direct August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Fences, running May 2 – May 23.

The production will reconfirm Southers and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company as among the foremost interpreters of the work of Pittsburgh's most famous playwright.

Set in the 1950s, Fences evokes the early rumblings of the civil rights movement. The central character, Troy Maxson, a middle-aged resident of Pittsburgh's Hill District, is unable to shed the legacy of his failure as a young baseball player. The play follows Troy's struggle to accept the generational changes that allowed his son to succeed in ways Troy never could.