PGH Playwrights Theatre Festival in Black & White Holiday Treat


Ii holide eximnandi! Joyeuses Fêtes! Felices Fiestas! Happy Holidays!

For a decade the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company has been bringing to the Steel City the provocative “Theatre Festival in Black & White.”

We’re very excited about the 10th Annual Theatre Festival in Black & White – Holiday Edition!

The signature one-act plays, running Dec. 5 through 17, are a holiday treat and have won rave reviews.

Mark Clayton Southers

“If you’re looking for a tradition of diversity in the Pittsburgh arts scene, you need look no further than the ninth annual Theatre Festival in Black and White” The New Pittsburgh Courier

“Theatre Festival in Black & White pleases and entertains” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“….the festival has been a vital force for nine seasons, forging powerful relationships that would never have existed otherwise.”  Pittsburgh City Paper

Pittsburgh Playwrights pairs Black directors with white playwrights and white directors with black playwrights. There are two programs of one-act plays, ticketed separately.
“This is an opportunity for Pittsburgh theatre artists from different backgrounds to work together in a professional environment and learn from one another about their craft and their respective cultures,” says Mark Clayton Southers, Playwrights founder.

Showtimes are:
Thursday and Friday at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

The 2013 plays (details available upon request) are –TRUE MEANING by Andrew Ade, Directed by Rita Gregory

CORNUCOPIA by Tammy Ryan, Directed by Ashley Southers

CHRISTMAS STAR by Ray Werner, Directed by Monteze Freeland

HANUKKAH IN THE BACK COUNTRY by Judy Meiksin, Directed by Kim El

AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT by Lissa Brennan, Directed by Cheryl El Walker

WHERE I FIRST SAW THE LIGHT by Dr. Tameka Cage Conley, Directed by T. C. Brown

JUST JESUS by Marlon Erik Youngblood, Directed by Kaitlin Mausser

WE NEED A RAMADAN by Aasiyah El-Rice, Directed by Vince Ventura

AN UBUNTU HOLIDAY by Kim El, Directed by Stephen Santa

ST CLAIR XMAS, by Wali Jamal, Directed by Marcus Muzopappa

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, founded by Mark Clayton Southers in 2003, is committed to developing and showcasing the works of local playwrights; from accomplished masters like August Wilson and George S. Kaufman to promising new talents. Pittsburgh Playwrights nurtures a racially and culturally diverse community of playwrights, directors, actors and technical specialists to hone their craft and to network creative opportunities.

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