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Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company
2024 Season- Open Call
Founding and Producing Artistic Director: Mark Clayton Southers

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, in its 21st season, will hold auditions on Saturday, February 10 with callbacks TBA.

Saturday, February 10th – 10 am – 6 pm

Please prepare a contemporary monologue- 2 minutes or less in length.

If you would like to be considered for a role in the production of Dinah, please prepare an acapella selection in the style of either blues, gospel, jazz, or R&B in addition to a monologue.

To schedule an appointment, please fill out this form. Questions? Contact Ashley Southers at

Please provide your name, union affiliation, phone number, and availability for both the audition and callback dates.

April 2024
By Ernest McCarty

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, Dinah Washington.

June 2024
By Monteze Freeland

Shawn’s best friends will do anything to protect his heart from being broken again. When they accompany Shawn to collect the last of his things from the apartment he once shared with his ex-partner Jonathan they discover secrets, lies, and an uninvited guest and make it their mission to keep Shawn oblivious. Fishy Woo Woo is a comedy highlighting friendship, chosen family, and a little revenge when the facts stop adding up.

August 2024
by August Wilson

Real estate developer Harmond Wilks is determined to become the first black mayor of Pittsburgh, on a mission to revive his blighted childhood neighborhood. As Wilks confronts characters from the past, he is forced to question how pursuing change could put his neighborhood’s history at risk.

October 2024

Eight one-act plays by local playwrights in two programs.

Pittsburgh Playwrights welcomes artists with various backgrounds and experiences. The company champions diversity in all forms and encourages people of every identity to audition. We’d love to see you!

Auditions are held at Madison Arts Center New location: August Wilson House, 1727 Bedford Avenue.

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company – Pittsburgh, PA

Artistic Director – Mark Clayton Southers
Artistic Associate – Monteze Freeland