"Homegrown Stories 2" A Live Pittsburgh Playhouse / City Theatre co-productionTuesday, May 25, 2021 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum @ Home virtual channel. (run-time 60 minutes) please note: the digital recording archive will be available for only four days after this air date
“Homegrown Stories 2” is a co-production between City Theatre Company and Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse. The Pittsburgh Playhouse and City Theatre Company commissioned five playwrights to write ten-minute plays for a digital medium in response to our current world. This one-night only digital reading of the resulting works will be followed by a talkback with the creative teams.
View tonight’s playbill here (LINK TBD)
Patrick Cannon (he/him) is a Pittsburgh-based multidisciplinary artist. His film projects, submit it to festivals and Mulligan, have been Official Selections in four Academy Award Qualifying Film Festivals.
Gab Cody creates film and immersive, devised and site-specific work as well as theater meant-to-be-performed in a theater.
Kim El is an award-winning Pittsburgh-born playwright, actor, director and educator who uses words to stimulate human consciousness.
Monteze Freeland is a multi-disciplinary artist from Baltimore, MD but has made Pittsburgh his artistic home as an award-winning actor, director, writer, teaching artist and producer.
Molly Rice is a playwright and musician who gravitates toward big, aspirational community collaborations; small, strange musicals; and site-specific, immersive enchantments.
Pittsburgh Playhouse – The award-winning Pittsburgh Playhouse at Point Park University, reopened in the Fall of 2018 in a new 90,411 square-foot center for arts and entertainment that serves as an artistic laboratory for the prestigious Conservatory of Performing Arts (COPA) and Downtown Pittsburgh’s newest home for arts and entertainment. The Playhouse is comprised of professional, artist educators dedicated to an approach to training that enables students to pursue careers as professionals. COPA includes Departments of Theatre, Dance, and Cinema.
City Theatre – founded in 1975, City Theatre is closing its 45th season as Pittsburgh’s home for bold new plays. The company produces a season of regional and world premieres; its renowned Young Playwrights Festival, celebrating its 20th year; a season-long reading series of new works in progress; and the annual Momentum Festival. City Theatre’s mission is to provide an artistic home for the development and production of contemporary plays of substance and ideas that engage and challenge a diverse audience. Like all almost all arts organizations, City Theatre was forced to halt its 2019-2020 season in the middle of March due to the Covid-19 national crisis. It is currently in planning and preparations for its 46th season, scheduled to begin in the fall.