Homegrown Stories: A Pittsburgh Playhouse / City Theatre CollaborationThursday, August 6, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
“Homegrown Stories” is a new collaboration between Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse and City Theatre, challenging five local playwrights to each write a 10-min plays for a digital medium in response to our current world. The playwrights — all of whom are Pittsburghers — include Ngozi Anyanwu (The Homecoming Queen off-Broadway), Marcus Stevens (Game On at CLO Cabaret), TV, film and stage writer Matt Pelfrey, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and leader Mark Clayton Southers and Tammy Ryan (ATCA Francesca Primus Prize winner for her play Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods). This one-night only digital reading of the resulting works will be followed by a talkback with the creative team.
Streamed on The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh channel. (run-time 90 minutes)
View tonight’s playbill here
Production Creative Team Digital Design: Britton Mauk/ Sound Design: Howard Patterson/ Production Management: James Ogden II*/ Produced by Monteze Freeland & Clare Drobot
I Wanna Say A Zoom Play By Ngozi Anyanwu/ Directed by Raecine Singletary/ Featuring Hope Anthony* & Melessie Clark*
When Things Get Bad, At Least We Have Each Other A Zoom Play by Matt Pelfrey/ Directed by Kyle Haden/ Featuring: Hazel LeRoy, Caroline Nicolian*, & Quinn Patrick Shannon*
Helicopters A Zoom by Tammy Ryan/ Directed by Rachel Stevens/ Featuring: Daina Griffith*, Daniel Krell*, & Zoey Myers
Under A Zoom play by Mark Clayton Southers/ Directed by Kyle Haden/ Featuring: Richard McBride & Caroline Nicolian*
In the Macro A Zoom Play By Marcus Stevens/ Directed by Rachel Stevens/ Featuring: Hope Anthony*, Melessie Clark*, & Quinn Patrick Shannon*
*appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association
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.