This performance is not ticketed, and seating is first-come, first-served
PPTCO’s signature Theatre Festival in Black & White returns with a selection of short plays, each paired with a director from a different background. The festival originally paired white playwrights with Black directors, and vice versa, but has since expanded to bring together playwrights and directors who may have different religions, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or access/disability needs, for example. This year’s festival will also be an opportunity to showcase the talents who have been participating in our Ground Up Theatre training program, making the event a true building block of theatric development in Pittsburgh.
These plays comprise one of two programs which will be performed by Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company at this year's Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. For information and performance times on program A, please see here.
Miles to Go by Charles Denk, directed by R. M. Lawrence
Two musicians, one old, one rising, meet by chance in a Pittsburgh bar. The older, a contributor to the jazz scene of the 1950’s, delivers a colorful but dark warning to the younger musician. Whether tragedy will be the final chorus is unresolved.
Musings Upon the Mending Wall by Kath Donnelly, directed by Dan J. Kirk
Two neighbors have just come together to repair a shared fence. They end up questioning why they repeatedly engage in repairing the fence before determining what will be the next step in their relationship.
Inside My Hijab by Tabarak Benion, directed by Amy Landis
A collection of Mahasin’s life stories and challenges of being a Black, Muslim woman in America. Her stories include memories of 9/11, embarrassing incidents at TSA, and misconceptions about her Islamic religion, told over the underscore of music and visuals in this story of resilience and truth.