Upcoming productions

Our 2013-2014 Season

Comfort Zone

By Marlon Youngblood
Directed by Mark Whitehead

May 2–24 2014 (new dates)

The aftermath of a shooting and how it impacts a community. Based on the searing hit production from 2012's Theatre Festival in Black & White. 

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Comfort Zone

May 2014
At the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
937 Liberty Avenue, 3rd floor
May 1 Preview
8 pm
May 2 Opening
8 pm
May 3
8 pm
May 4
3 pm

May 8
8 pm
May 9
8 pm
May 10
8 pm
May 11
3 pm

May 15
8 pm
May 16
8 pm
May 17
8 pm
May 18
3 pm

May 22
8 pm
May 23
8 pm
May 24
3&8 pm


Earlier this season:

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Sold: Renn Woods in Concert
(A Play In Rhythm and Blues)

Written by & Starring Renn Woods 
Directed By Mark Clayton Southers and Monteze Freeland

October 5 – 20 2013

Sold: Renn Woods in Concert (A Play In Rhythm and Blues) is an autobiographical tour de force written by and starring Renn Woods, and directed by Mark Clayton Southers and Monteze Freeland. The production features a dozen versatile actors and three great musicians.

Former child star and teenage heartthrob actress/singer Renn Woods, best known for her roles as Fanta in the classic TV mini-series Roots and her unforgettable interpretation of "Aquarius" in Milos Forman's movie musical Hair, has written, and will star, in this new stage musical adapted from her successful autobiographical one-woman show A Diva Like Me.

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10th Annual Theatre Festival in Black & White
Holiday Edition!

December 5 – 17 2013

This seasonal edition of our signature one-act theatre festival is a holiday treat. We pair black directors with white playwrights, and white directors with black playwrights. There are two programs of one-act plays, ticketed separately. Help us celebrate the festival's tenth year!


David Crawford as Poe

Poe's Last Night

Written by & Starring David Crawford
Directed by Monteze Freeland
January 10 - 19 2014

Edgar Allan Poe's greatest mystery is the story of his own death. Live through that horrifying time at Poe's Last Night.

Acclaimed actor David Crawford has crafted an intimate evening with America's great storyteller of the macabre, a consummate poet who also authored the first modern detective stories. This production runs through January 19, Edgar Allan Poe's birthday.

Roberto Clemente

The Great One

By Russ Babines
Directed by Don DiGiulio
February 21 – March 15 2014

A sports commentator returns to her hometown of Pittsburgh to mourn a childhood friend, and reminisces about the period of her life between the Pirates’ 1971 World Series win and the New Year’s Eve 1972 death of Pirates rightfielder Roberto Clemente. A tale of family, friendship, and redemption, plus Roberto Clemente and the Pittsburgh Pirates!