Production Blog

In Search of Galileo Galilei
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Vivian begins her hunt for Galileo Galilei as she travels across the south of Italy on her way to clowning around in Switzerland. Take a look at her wonderful photos and read about her journey.
In the Beginning
Vivian Appler
Vivian Appler is currently developing a one-woman show about Andromeda (the character and the constellation), Vera Rubin, dark matter, and herself. These entries are about her process and how she uses performance as a research practice
A goodbye
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Ben Coppola says goodbye to the cast and crew of Cleansed, and looks to the future as graduation approaches.
Why is this girl talking to herself?
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Between classes, doing my laundry, waiting in line, in the shower, I constantly find myself running through my lines. People who hear me muttering probably wonder, “Who is Jonny Gammage?” and “Why is this girl talking to herself?”
Let's Get it Done
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Chris Cameron plays both Ray Seals and Tony Norman in the upcoming production of THE GAMMAGE PROJECT. Chris discusses what it's like to portray a real person, and the responsibility of working on a docu-drama.
Chair of Department Wins Prestigious Award
Bruce McConachie, chair of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts, won the prestigious American Society for Theatre Research Distinguished Scholar Award. Professor McConachie received the award during the annual November ASTR conference in Montreal.
The Wonderful Wizard of Tas…mania: an interview with Finegan Kruckemeyer
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Ben Kaye sat down with Finegan Kruckemeyer, internationally renowned playwright of “The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy," “Helena and the Journey of the Hello,” and Pitt Rep's latest lab production, "This Girl Laughs, This Girl Cries, This Girl Does Nothing."
Theatre Talk: Sweeney Todd
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Director of Sweeney Todd, Lisa Jackson-Schebetta, appears on Theatre Talk with Sarah Ivins, one of our talent actors (and one of our bloggers too!). Check out the segment after the cut.
A Lurid Legacy: Lessons from Sweeney Todd and Hangover Square
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Last Monday (Halloween) Pitt Rep and the Musical Theatre Club hosted a double feature classic movie night: Sweeney Todd (1936) and Hangover Square (1945). Kevin Flanagan of the film studies department explains these films importance to current representations of the Todd.
Pretty Women
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We worked on “Pretty Women” last night, when the Judge arrives for a shave at Sweeney Todd’s shop. As for the Judge, this shave on the eve of his wedding...he must feel, for the first time in 15 years, like a normal man.