Production Archives

This production of Aeschylus' tragedy done with a translation by British poet Ted Hughes (published posthumously in 1999) and visuals drawn from 20th-century wars and aesthetics. The Trojan War, concluded offstage, is much discussed and leads to an elaborate and ultimately unpleasant homecoming...
The OBIE-award winning Venus tells the story of Sartjie “Sarah” Baartman, a young South African woman with drive and a shrewd mind. Lured away by dreams of luxury, she is caged and exhibited in a London freak show. She escapes and ends up exploited by a doctor with whom she has fallen in love....
A story set in a parallel universe where homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is taboo. Zanna, Don’t! tells the story of goings-on at Heartsville High School, set in the Midwest, where the jocks on the chess team dominate the school’s social ladder, the Girls’ Intramural Mechanical Bull-...
Compleat Female Stage Beauty is set in England in 1661, a time when only men could act on stage, the story focuses on Kynaston, a male actor who has become the toast of the town for his stunning portrayal of Shakespeare’s tragic leading ladies—Ophelia, Cleopatra, and Desdemona. But when an unknown...
Her Hamlet is a vivid intrepretation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and retells the story through the eyes of the women in the Prince’s life. Judith, Shakespeare's youngest daughter, is haunted by the ghosts of her father's characters. Accompanied by her faithful sidekick, Yorick, Jude seeks to uncover...
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh provides sanctuary to writers in danger of persecution or death in their home countries. They have been in operation since 2004. In addition to hosting and supporting exiled writers, COA/P also engages creatively with the community. Cynthia Croot – a writer, director, and...
In near-future Mumbai, India, a family struggles to survive in a world in which the economy has deteriorated beyond repair and the only way to survive is to sell yourself, piece by piece. Harvest, a dark speculative satire, explores the human experience in a world in which life can be packaged,...
On Oct. 12, 1995, Johnny Gammage, cousin of former Pittsburgh Steeler Ray Seals, was stopped by a Brentwood, Pa., police officer. Seven minutes later, Gammage was dead. This original docudrama goes beyond issues of Black and White to expose the failures of public policy that still trouble the city...
Sweeney Todd marks the first collaboration between Pitt Rep and the University’s Department of Music. The production involves more than 50 actors, set designers, and technicians and more than 60 Pitt musicians, who will provide the musical accompaniment to the dramatic story of a deranged barber...
“All the world's a stage.” After all, it has to be big enough for Rosalind’s moxie, Celia’s spirit, and Orlando’s unwavering devotion. And since family feuds and love triangles never go out of style, director Sam Turich brings an urban approach and a techno twist to Shakespeare’s classic comedy. As...
Churchill in Short(s)? is a compilation of three rarely performed one-act plays by Caryl Churchill             The After-Dinner Joke, originally produced for television, examines charity   through the idealism of its main character, Selby, and the politics surrounding her charitable efforts...
Slasher is a satirical twist on horror films as iconic “last-girl standing” Sheena lands a part in a low-budget flick, only to have her debut marred by a smarmy D-list director and her feminist mother, who adds new meaning to the word “cut!” Written by Allison Moore and directed by Holly Thuma,...
Adapted by Chip Crane and directed by Sam Turich, this lively 45-minute production includes some of the Bard’s best-known love and fight scenes. Both novice and longtime fans of Shakespeare will witness an energetic mix of his most famous romances and suspenseful spars. A lively mix of Shakespeare’...
This a one-man show focuses on by-now rather obscure subjects, subjects which no doubt have an undying cult following. The story liine deals with really small characters: a literate cockroach named Archy and a sassy alley cat called Mehitabel. They were the 1916 creations of New York novelist,...
Follow Alice as she plummets into a parallel universe where rabbits drink tea, cast spout philosophy, and the characters depicted on playing cards try to chop off your head.  For nearly 150 years, Alice’s surreal adventures have amused and haunted audiences of all ages.  Amid the offbeat, quirky...