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Stage Review: PICT’s ‘The Heiress’ is ‘well made’ in all regards

By Ted Hoover Pittsburgh Current Theater Critic info@pittsburghcurrent.com For some it was finding out the Easter Bunny wasn’t real; for others it occurred when Brad and Jen split up. Even more people were shocked when they discovered that, despite their belief, it really wasn’t butter … but my big moment of disillusionment came when I… Read more »

Stage Review: PICT’s ‘The Heiress’ glows with 19th-century style – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

By SHARON EBERSON Pittsburgh Post-Gazette On opening night of PICT Classic Theatre’s “The Heiress,” I was seated beside the regal costume designer Joan Markert, who has worked with the Pittsburgh Playhouse for 38 years and PICT for 12. As much as I enjoyed the production, it was the costumes that had me rapt, from Erika… Read more »

If You Have Tears: What Makes Us Cry In Theatre?

IF YOU HAVE TEARS What Makes Us Cry in Theatre? A new webinar hosted by Alan Stanford Friday, September 24, 2021 2pm ET | Live on YouTube! WATCH HERE “If You Have Tears…” That quote from Mark Antony in his oration over the body of Caesar is an incitement to cry. And whether they be… Read more »

The Mysterious Seven: Overcoming the Monster

Mysterious Seven Part IV

THE MYSTERIOUS SEVEN PART IV: Overcoming the Monster Friday, September 10, 2021 2pm ET | Live on YouTube WATCH HERE From the earliest legends of George and his Famous Dragon, we have always been fascinated by the idea of monsters. Most of us at some time in our childhood were convinced that one of then… Read more »

The Craft of Mentorship

The Craft of Mentorship: Education in the Theatre With Alan Stanford & Catherine Kolos Friday, September 3, 2021 2pm ET | Live on YouTube Education is a passion here at PICT, reflected in the current expansion of our education programs and long-held practices of training the next generations of theatre artists and designers. Join PICT… Read more »

Our Vital Stories: A Conversation on Native Playwrights

OUR VITAL STORIES A Conversation on Native Playwrights with Randy Reinholz and Jean Bruce Scott Friday, August 27 | 2pm ET Live on YouTube! WATCH HERE Co-Founders of Native Voices at the Autry, Randy Reinholz and Jean Bruce Scott, join PICT Associate Producer Sharon McCune and Artistic Director Alan Stanford for a stimulating conversation on… Read more »

COVID-19 Safety Policies

PICT COVID-19 Policies

As we navigate a world with COVID-19, PICT Classic Theatre’s first priority is safety. We will be requiring proof of vaccination for all guests over the age of 12 to participate in all performances & events during the 2021-2022 season. All PICT personnel have been following this protocol internally since June 2021, and the policy… Read more »

Juno & The Paycock: A Conversation with Joe Dowling

JUNO & THE PAYCOCK A Discussion with Director Joe Dowling Friday, August 20, 2021 2pm ET | Live on YouTube! WATCH HERE Celebrated Broadway Director Joe Dowling joins the webinar this week to speak on his complex and beautiful history with Seán O’Casey’s JUNO & THE PAYCOCK, and his storied career as Artistic Director of… Read more »

Vote PICT in City Paper’s Best of Pittsburgh 2021

City Paper Best in PIttsburgh Nominations

VOTE PICT CLASSIC THEATRE IN CITY PAPER’S BEST OF PITTSBURGH 2021 Now through August 31. CAST YOUR VOTE Your nominations placed us in the top ten, and now we are thrilled to be nominated in THREE different categories this year for City Paper’s Annual Best of Pittsburgh Readers poll! Cast your vote for PICT under… Read more »

The Mysterious Seven: Rags to Riches

Back this Friday! THE MYSTERIOUS SEVEN, Part III: Rags to Riches Hosted by Alan Stanford August 6, 2021 | 2pm ET Live on YouTube! WATCH HERE Our illuminating webinar series continues as we examine the third of the seven basic plots: Rags to Riches. How does this plot structure mold the protagonists’ journey, motivations, and… Read more »

The Mysterious Seven Pt II: The Quest

The Mysertious Seven, Part II: The Quest

Part Two of our Series! THE MYSTERIOUS SEVEN: The Quest, or I Can Fix That Friday, July 30, 2021 2pm ET Live on YouTube! Watch Here Having examined the principle of the random journey that many characters take on the ‘There and Back Again’ principle, this week we will examine the ‘Journey with a Purpose’… Read more »

PICT Welcomes Sharon McCune as New Associate Producer

Ms. McCune will curate the new Expand the Canon Staged Reading Series in addition to her integral role on PICT’s Artistic team during the company’s 25th Anniversary Season. PICT Classic Theatre has named Sharon McCune Associate Producer of their 25th Anniversary Season. In her new role, McCune will help shape the trajectory of PICT as… Read more »