PICT Announces Alan Stanford as Interim Artistic Director

Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre (PICT) is pleased to welcome Alan Stanford as its new Interim Artistic Director.  Mr. Stanford is a founder and the past Artistic Director of Second Age Theatre Company in Dublin. He has extensive theatrical experience at the renowned Gate Theatre in Dublin, where he has directed several dozen plays, including Lady Windermere’s Fan, An Ideal Husband, Present Laughter, Arms and the Man, Private Lives, and The Real Thing. As an actor, Mr. Stanford received a Harveys Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance as Salieri in Amadeus. During PICT’s 2012 season, Mr. Stanford directed After Chekhov and performed in The Pitmen Painters.

Mr. Stanford replaces Andrew Paul, who, along with Stephanie Riso, founded the company in 1997. “Andrew Paul will be greatly missed by all who know him, and we wish him much success in his career,” said PICT Board President Gene O’Sullivan.

PICT’s season will go on as previously announced, opening on April 10, 2013 with the Pittsburgh premiere of Our Class.

We encourage you to welcome Mr. Stanford to his new role with PICT and to help us make this season an engaging and entertaining success.

We greatly appreciate your support of PICT and trust that it will continue.  We also welcome any questions or suggestions that you might have as we work together to build a stronger future for PICT.