10th Annual Theatre Festival in Black & White -- Holiday Edition! Program A

10th Annual Theatre Festival in Black & White -- Holiday Edition!

Pittsburgh Playwright's Theatre Company (PPTCO)

December 5 -[masked]

This seasonal edition of PPTCO's signature one-act theatre festival is a holiday treat not to be missed!!

Audiences will be treated to brand-new one act plays (ranging from 15-40 minutes each) that touch upon holiday traditions of many faiths. See below for the titles of these plays which will no doubt be bringing many laughs and maybe even a few tears!

For those that have never been to PPTCO, this is one of our region's little gems. For example, PPTCO's stunning production of the August Wilson classic "Two Trains Running" was rated by the Post Gazette as the #2 best locally produced play in 2008 as well as making the Top 10 list for the entire decade 2000-2009.

One of the unique aspects of the Theatre Festival in Black & White is that they pair black playwrights with white directors, and white playwrights with black directors while incorporating other cultural collaborations. In addition to providing superb theatre (e.g., great reviews), this also has the benefit of achieving very diverse audiences. Over the years, the Theatre Festival in Black & White has also offered opportunities for 'seasoned' professional actors as well as aspiring, talented student actors to perform together onstage. Because PPTCO seats about 100 people, this is intimate theatre where audiences feel like they are watching real life.

This festival includes 10 brand-new one-act plays on rotation (see Program A and Program B below) which are ticked separately. For more information, including a video preview of several of the holidahy plays, please visit http://www.pghplaywrights.com/

All advance tickets are $20. And Meetup members can also pay $20 at the door (as compared to the normal $25 door). Seating is General Admission.

Please note: After the performance, we'll have the option of going out to dinner at a local restaurant such as the nearby Nicky's Thai.

Program A, coordinated by Eric A. Smith

JUST JESUS
by Marlon Erik Youngblood
Directed by Kaitlin Mausser

TRUE MEANING
by Andrew Ade
Directed by Rita Gregory

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

ST CLAIR XMAS
by Wali Jamal
Directed by Marcus Muzopappa

CORNUCOPIA
by Tammy Ryan
Directed by Ashley Southers

Program B, coordinated by Mark Clayton Southers

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

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

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

CHRISTMAS STAR
by Ray Werner
Directed by Monteze Freeland

AN UBUNTU HOLIDAY
by Kim El
Directed by Stephen Santa

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  • Mark

    Hope you're looking forward to this afternoon's show. We'll meet at 1:30 PM to mingle and check out art work prior to 2 PM performance. The address is 937 Liberty Avenue -- you'll see a sign for the festival. Take elevator to 3rd floor PPTCO theatre.

    December 7, 2013

  • Christine

    Hey! I'm here too!

    December 6, 2013

  • Mark

    Hope everyone is looking forward to the show tomorrow (Saturday Afternoon) ... we can meet/mingle in the theatre lobby beginning at 1:30 PM prior to the 2 PM perfornance.

    If we haven't met before, I'll be wearing jeans and a sweater.

    Also, please feel free to introduce yourself to Eric who works at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre and coordinated the new holiday plays. There will also be a special Q&A cast talkback discussion after the performance.

    Check out this nice article from the Post Gazette about the festival.
    http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/theater-dance/2013/12/05/BLACK-AND-WHITE-HOLIDAY/stories/201312050175

    December 6, 2013

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