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Our 2024 Season


By Monteze Freeland
Directed by Lovell McFadden
At Madison Arts Center, 3401 Milwaukee Street
May 31st – June 15th 2024
World premiere!

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, 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.


By August Wilson
Directed by Montae Russell
Outdoors at August Wilson House
August 10 – September 14 2024
Friday & Saturday at 8 PM, Thursday & Sunday at 7 PM

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.


At Madison Arts Center, 3401 Milwaukee Street
October 5th – 27th 2024

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

Festival Coordinator Ashley Southers

Earlier This Season

Les Howard as Brook Benton and Delana Flowers as Dinah Washington


By Ernest McCarty
Directed by Mark Clayton Southers
At Madison Arts Center, 3401 Milwaukee Street
April 5th – April 28th 2024

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 Dinah Washington, one of the most popular African-American singers of the 1950s.

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company thanks the following for supporting our season of plays and special projects:

And our Donor’s Circle and other individual donors.
Thank you!