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The Mysterious Seven

The Mysterious Seven: How We Tell Stories Friday, June 25 at 2pm ET LIVE on Youtube Hosted by Alan Stanford WATCH HERE Anyone connected with the Literary or Dramatic Arts will have heard of the seven basic plots: Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, The Quest, Voyage & Return, Comedy, Tragedy, and Rebirth. But few… Read more »

Ulysses: Understanding Joyce’s Masterpiece

ULYSSES: Understanding Joyce’s Masterpiece Hosted by Alan Stanford Friday, June 11 | 2pm ET Live on YouTube Watch Here What better way to celebrate the coming of Summer than to be in the company of Ireland’s supreme author? Set in Dublin on a single day, June 16th in 1904, ULYSSES tells of a journey through… Read more »

Maya Angelou: Phenomenal Woman

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MAYA ANGELOU: Phenomenal Woman Hosted by Monteze Freeland June 4, 2021 LIVE on YouTube | 2pm ET WATCH HERE Co-Host Monteze Freeland joins the webinar this week to speak about a woman that contained multitudes: the incredible poet, writer, and activist Maya Angelou. Mr. Freeland will delve into the intricacies of the events that shaped… Read more »

Pygmalion: May 21

PYGMALION = OR = WHAT WE THINK WE WANT A PICT Educates Webinar Hosted by Alan Stanford Friday, May 21, 2021 2pm ET Live on YouTube WATCH HERE Pygmalion is arguably George Bernard Shaw’s most popular and enduring play, thanks in part to the Broadway musical and movie My Fair Lady. But beyond that it… Read more »

The Harlem Renaissance with Tomé Cousin

THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE A Two-Part Series Hosted by Tomé Cousin Live on YouTube at 2pm ET May 14, 2021 | Part I | Watch Here May 28, 2021 | Part II | Watch Here Early 20th Century Harlem was an historic time of Black culture, art, literature, and social change in America. Learn about the… Read more »

HENRIK IBSEN: The Man From the Far North

HENRIK IBSEN: The Man From the Far North A Conversation with Martin Giles & Alan Stanford Friday, April 30, 2021 LIVE on YouTube at 2pm ET! WATCH HERE One of the most significant playwrights of the late 19th century was a gentleman from the most northern part of Europe. Henrik Ibsen had an enormous effect… Read more »

Ghost in the Play – April 23

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GHOST IN THE PLAY A PICT Educates webinar hosted by Alan Stanford Friday, April 23, 2021 2pm ET – Live on YouTube! WATCH HERE One of the more interesting ways that a writer can advance the effect a character has over the plot of a play is to let them die. But not just die… Read more »

Hamlet in His Own Words: March 26-April 16

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HAMLET IN HIS OWN WORDS A Four Part Series with Alan Stanford March 26-April 16, 2021 | 2pm ET* *Please note – the US went through Daylight Savings Time on March 14, which may effect the live broadcast time for our International viewers. MARCH 26 | Part 1: All Those Soliloquies | Watch Here APRIL… Read more »


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PLAYING THE ALLEY Designing the Unconventional Space with Johnmichael Bohach March 19, 2021 | 2pm ET WATCH HERE In 2016-2017, PICT spent a full season at the Union Project in Pittsburgh: a converted church with no formal playing area. Due to the shape of the old sanctuary, we presented the full season in the rarely… Read more »