Applications for Ground Up Theatre Training are Open!
For 17 years Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company has trained people on and behind the stage. Artists sought us out to help them start their careers because they saw people like themselves here. We knew our method of giving individual attention while expecting accountability fostered growth, but we were always too busy to establish a formal training program, until now. With the help of the RK Mellon Foundation, we are proud to announce the establishment of the Ground Up Theatre Training program. We’ve assessed the regional theatre environment, and determined that our training will focus on:
- Sound Design for Stage
- The Art of Lighting Design
- Costume Design and Assistance
- Stage Management
- Scenic Design and Construction
- Stage Combat
- Makeup Design and Application
Join Us to Celebrate our 2020-2021 Virtual Season
In November 2020, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre announced some changes to our online 17th season.
In addition to reordering our productions, each production will now be available to watch for free for a four week period. We’ll gladly accept any donation you wish to make, but the productions will be available at no charge.
Our season began on December 6th with Ubuntu Holiday, which will be available online through January 3rd 2021.
Check Out Our 2020-2021 Season Lineup!
Click the link below to learn more about each play!
Grist From the Mill Premieres on January 31, 2021
Join us for an Artists’ Interview and Live Watch Party on Facebook live for the premiere of Grist From the Mill by Lissa Brennan. Click the link below to RSVP!
Click the Video Below to Learn More About How to Watch
Congratulations to Ma Rainey's Black Bottom!
The Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre is excited to celebrate the 2020 premiere of a hometown favorite and August Wilson Original play, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company thanks the following for supporting our season of plays and special projects:
Allegheny Regional Asset District
The Heinz Endowments:
Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
The Pittsburgh Foundation
Richard King Mellon Foundation