The Gammage Project

Show Info

  • Written by:
    Attilio Favorini
  • Directed by:
    Mark Clayton Southers
  • Show Times:
    Friday-Saturday at 8 p.m.
    Sunday matinee at 1 p.m.
  • Location:
    Henry Heymann Theatre (February)
    August Wilson Center (March)


Reviews

One was a young businessman, the other an honors high school student. Their paths never crossed, but Jonny Gammage and Jordan Miles are inextricably linked as black men who were injured, one fatally, while being subdued by white police officers. Read the full review »

Gammage's haunting last words to an officer at the scene -- "Keith, Keith, I'm 31. I'm only 31." -- will echo across Oakland's Henry Heymann Theatre and the August Wilson Center, Downtown. Beginning Feb. 9, the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company and the Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre will stage "The Gammage Project," a dramatization of his death and the legal cases against three suburban officers that rippled from it. Read the full review »

Mark Clayton Southers has been working on "The Gammage Project" for two years and directing the play through rehearsals as it readies for a Thursday opening. There was a moment when he let his actors do some freestyle acting, just to have a little fun, before getting back to the play. Read the full review »

From the beginning, the incident and its legal aftermath have weighed heavily on Attilio “Buck” Favorini, Pitt theatre arts professor and playwright. Now, 16 years later — the last two years dedicated to writing a play about the Gammage incident — Favorini is presenting the world premiere of “The Gammage Project,” a docudrama that debuts Feb. 9 with a preview at the Henry Heymann Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial. Read the full review »

Cast

Bill Crean

Bill Crean is a local voice talent and commercial actor who has performed extensively in area theaters.
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Brett Caffier

Brett is a Junior pursuing a Politics & Philosophy major at Pitt and is working towards a performance-based Theater minor.
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Christopher Cameron

Christopher Cameron is a Mechanical Engineering major at the University of Pittsburgh participating in his second Pitt production.
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Christopher Johns

Christopher Johns is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh who recently appeared in the musical productions Broadway in the Burgh and Into the Woods.
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Christopher Williams

Christopher is a freshman chemical engineer in the Swanson School of Engineering.
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Corey Talley

Corey Talley is a student at the University of Pittsburgh studying Film Studies and Theatre arts on a performance track.
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Courtney Strauss

Courtney is a senior English writing major and a theatre minor.
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Dylan Marquis Myers

Dylan is a sophomore at Pitt majoring in Theater Arts.
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Erika Weisbach

Erika is a Freshman studying English Literature, History, and Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Ian Pisarcik

Ian is a freelance actor and writer. A Pittsburgh native, Pisarcik has recently appeared in professional and college level theater productions
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