Production Blog

Mentoring: A New Glimpse at a Student's Potential
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Department of Theatre Arts Chair, Annmarie Duggan, writes about mentoring students and is featured in CIDDE's Teaching Times.
Kendra Rai Nominated for Helen Hayes Award
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Kendra Rai, a guest lecturer in costume design in the University’s Department of Theatre Arts, recently earned a Helen Hayes Award nomination for her costume design on The Magic Finger.
Curses! A Dramaturg's Exploration of Greek Mythology By Kristi Good
The Mask of Agamemnon. Photo by Xuen Che.
. . . let's begin at the very beginning and figure out how Agamemnon and Clytemnestra got themselves into the muddy and bloody mess we're going to see onstage in the Heymann Theatre.
Don Mangone, Twenty Years of Design and Dedication
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Now through December, visit the 16th floor lobby for a retrospective look at the costume designs of Don Mangone, associate professor of Theatre Arts.
Backstage with Machinal Cast & Crew
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In this video, come backstage into the rehearsal and production process of Machinal, November 6-10 at the University of Pittsburgh Stages.
November 3: Post-Show Discussion with Laura Anderson Barbata, Bridgit Antoinette Evans, and Lisa S. Parker
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On Sunday, November 3, join us for a post-show discussion with Mexican transdisciplinary artist Laura Anderson Barbata, award-winning artist Bridgit Antoinette Evans, and Lisa S. Parker, Professor of Human Genetics and Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at Pitt.
Talking Venus, Part Four: Mindy Eshelman, Costume Designer
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Film and television designer Mindy Eshelman returns to Pittsburgh and the theatre to design costumes for Venus.
Talking Venus, Part Three: What's In Store?
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In this second part of the interview with Venus director Cynthia Croot, we get down to details.
Talking Venus, Part Two: "Why I Keep Coming Back to It"
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Rehearsals are now underway for Venus, opening at University of Pittsburgh Stages on October 24. A few weeks ago, I sat down with Venus director and University of Pittsburgh directing faculty member Cynthia Croot.
Talking Venus, Part One: Getting to Know Saartje (Sarah) Baartman
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I sat down with Bria Walker, department Teaching Artist and lead actor in Venus, who will be playing the role of Saartje Baartman.