Thursday, October 17, 2019
"I try not to differentiate between my active professional career and my teaching — I work with my musical theatre students the same way I work with a cast of actors in an Equity production. This trial by fire prepares them for the rigor and high expectations they will encounter in their artistic careers," said Wachter.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
“Our robust and consistent representation on Broadway stages reflects the superb training provided by our outstanding faculty, professional Playhouse staff and nationally-recognized guest artists," said Steven Breese, artistic director and dean of the Conservatory of Performing Arts.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Thirty-six B.F.A. acting and musical theatre majors will perform for casting agents, directors and producers at the annual Senior Showcase May 6 at The Theater Center in New York City.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
"It’s comforting and exciting to see Point Park fostering connections with professional theaters. It’s an example of the fact that training is working; script analysis, movement, and voice and speech are all pivotal to telling this story with justice," said Vanessa Vivas, theatre major.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Peter Matthew Smith, a former Point Park theatre major, and Edred Utomi made their Pittsburgh Playhouse debut hosting a Q&A with students. Smith is "King George III," and Utomi plays "Alexander Hamilton."
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Point Park University welcomes 12 new full-time faculty members for the 2018-19 academic year. These faculty bring both industry expertise and real-world professional experience into the classes they teach.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
After 28 months of construction, the painstaking deconstruction and reconstruction of three historic-facades, and the unprecedented restoration of a 22 stained-glass-paneled ceiling from Pittsburgh’s historic Stock Exchange Building, the gleaming new Pittsburgh Playhouse is ready for its close-up.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
“Being perennially ranked among the most-represented schools on Broadway is confirmation of our Conservatory’s consistent track record in developing successful artists,” said Paul Hennigan, Ed.D., president of Point Park.
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
“We take a great deal of pride in guiding our students through all areas of the artistic process,” said Aaron Bollinger, M.F.A., chair of the theatre department. “This kind of recognition validates the impact we are having on our students as we prepare them to build long and successful careers.”
Monday, May 14, 2018
Point Park University will open the doors to its brand new four-story, state-of-the art Pittsburgh Playhouse with a highly-anticipated season featuring Cabaret, Sunday in the Park with George and History Boys.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Fourteen acting and musical theatre students will represent the Conservatory of Performing Arts in the 2018 New York City Senior Showcase, held May 7 at the Westside Theatre - Downstairs.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Gabe Reed was the newest artist to join the label. The multi-talented singer-songwriter was selected from nearly 30 submissions from all over the Pittsburgh region along with Point Park students.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Point Park University welcomes 14 new full-time faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year. These faculty bring their industry expertise and real-world professional experience into the classes they teach.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Junior sports, arts and entertainment management majors Amber Flevaris, from Fair Oaks, Pa., and Logan Farren, from Monroeville, Pa., are interning for the Pittsburgh CLO as Gene Kelly Awards coordinators.