Production Blog

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.
Lighting Her Hamlet
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What do Cats, American Idiot, Pippin, Evita, and The Book of Mormon have in common? Kelsey Keckler examines the role of lighting in theatrical productions.
Professor Favorini's Last Class Online
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On April 12, 2013, Dr. Attilio "Buck" Favorini presented his farewell lecture in the Charity Randall Theatre on the University of Pittsburgh Campus. After 44 years, Professor Favorini said goodbye to his students and colleagues in a way only he could.
Costume Crafts Final Projects
Costume Crafts
Students in the spring 2013 Costume Crafts Class created a slew of wonderful final projects. From Ke$ha to Katchum, these costumes do not disappoint.
The Moustache Brothers
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“Take pictures. Free of charge. On the house. Put them on the internet. Put them on your blog. Let them know that we are alive.” - Lu maw, Moustache Brother # 2
First Night in Yangon
Sunset Yangon
Our first night in Yangon really felt like the adventure was beginning. We were prepared, though, after a few days of holing up and being sick in Hua Hin. If we were going to be sick, that was the place to do it!
Countries Full of Questions
Vivan on the Night Train
We are back on the night train! Heading south from Chiang Mai back to Bangkok for a hot minute and then on to Hua Hin for a pre-Christmas R&R...