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2014 Productions

January 2014
David Crawford

Poe’s Last Night

Written by and starring David Crawford
Directed by Monteze Freeland

Reviews: City PaperPost-Gazette

Followup and interview: Post-Gazette

February – March 2014

The Great One

By Russ Babines
Directed by Don DiGiulio

“The whole edifice of memory and insight culminate in a satisfying epiphany for Molly and the audience.” – Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The company’s multimedia production is dazzling…. Those who admired [Tressa] Glover’s energy in City Theatre’s Charles Ives Take Me Home can savor that spark again, served with even more versatility.” – Michelle Pilecki, City Paper

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! Tressa Glover stars in this one-woman show.

May 2014

Comfort Zone

Kevin Brown in Comfort Zone

By Marlon Erik Youngblood.
Directed by Mark Whitehead.

Videos: Moments from the show
Reviews: City PaperPost-Gazette

Preview: New Pittsburgh Courier

June 2014

Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival

Produced under the auspices of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, the Festival showcases one-act plays in which the central characters and stories are lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgendered (LGBT). This festival presents a special opportunity for both LGBTQI and mainstream theatre artists and audience members.

Featured plays:

  • Shaving the Beard, by Nik Nemec, directed by Ted Hoover. With Kyle Coughlin, Anthony Chase Gullikson, and Felicia Cooper.
  • Mercy, by Staci Backauskas, directed by Ja’Sonta Roberts‐Deen. With Jezebele Zbozny-Delpercio and Brittany Dorazio.
  • (Un)Packing, by Keith Foster, directed by Ted Hoover. With Ryan Westwood and Connor Bert.
  • Nightingale, by Carol Mullen, directed by Ja’Sonta Roberts‐Deen. With Alaina Gilchrist, Crystal Noel, Samantha Westervelt, and Sarah Paulson.

Review: City Paper

A festival video is available at the link below.

October 2014
Leslie Ezra Smith

Book of Ezra

Written by and starring Leslie Ezra Smith.
Directed by Mark Clayton Southers.

Reviews: City PaperPost-Gazette

Preview: City Paper (cover story), New Pittsburgh Courier

December 2014

Christmas Star

Ray Werner
Ray Werner

By Ray Werner
Directed by Monteze Freeland

Reviews: City Paper

A video of this production is available at the link below.

December 2014

Ubuntu Holiday

By Kim El.
Directed by Mils James.

Review: City Paper

Followup: New Pittsburgh Courier