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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 »

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 »

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 »