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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 »

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

Maya Angelou Webinar Graphic

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 »