Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Hosted in the Rauh Theatre, the new series will feature readings of original plays and musicals not previously produced by local, regional and national playwrights. Six plays will be selected, assigned a professional director and cast with Conservatory of Performing Arts students. Each play will rehearse one to two weeks and will culminate in a public reading/discussion.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Department of Literary Arts and Social Justice students Kaitlyn Regulbuto and Quinton Holt recently organized the poetry event “Out and Open Mic Night: A Spotlight on LGBTQIA Voices,” in collaboration with SAEM Instructor Greg Joseph’s Talent and Booking class.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
During the “Beyond the Stage: See yourself in a theatre career!” workshop hosted by the sports, arts and entertainment management department at Point Park University, several groups of high school students from the region learned about the wide variety of careers in theatre arts management while touring the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Point Park University students across a variety of majors — from business management, IT and sports, arts and entertainment management to cinema arts, theatre production and dance — recently visited Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., as a capstone to their Rowland School of Business Disney Leadership Seminar class.
Friday, November 15, 2019
“The Conservatory Theatre company has been hard at work collaborating with our exceptional faculty, professional Playhouse staff and nationally-recognized guest artists to bring our stages to life,” said Steven Breese, artistic director, Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Theatre production (stage-management) alumnus James Ogden's resume includes SeaWorld San Antonio, Charlotte Ballet, Martha Graham Dance Company, Elisa Monte Dance, Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Alonzo King LINES Ballet.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Point Park University welcomes 12 new full-time faculty members for the 2019-20 academic year. These faculty bring both industry expertise and real-world professional experience into the classes they teach.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
"What surprised me about this workshop was how interactive it was. We got to experiment with their equipment and I was chosen to get blasted by the blood cannon - it was an amazing experience," said student MacKenzy Cline.
Monday, January 28, 2019
"My professional experience is what makes me a valuable instructor. The theater is an ever-changing industry. So, I try to bring in examples of productions I have worked on to allow the students to have tangible references as they are learning about a specific topic," Mauk said.
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, April 17, 2018
"On these trips, our students interviewed with companies from around the nation, attended workshops and connected with industry professionals," said Associate Professor Stephanie Mayer-Staley.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Pioneer Records and the Campus Activities Board at Point Park University hosted a show Nov. 1 featuring the retro rock band Super American, along with special guest bands Chase and the Barons and Young Lungs, at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Friday, September 15, 2017
"Working on Point Park's new Pittsburgh Playhouse is amazing! I worked in the existing Playhouse in Oakland and am very familiar with those theaters. I can only imagine what faculty and students will be able to do in the new Playhouse," said Philip Irvin.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Brittany Cavallaro, author of the poetry collection Girl-King and the young adult novel, A Study in Charlotte, led a master class and public reading April 14 at Point Park University.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Forensic science students taking the Development of the Death Investigation System class had the unique opportunity to process a mock crime scene developed by their own peers — technical theatre/design students — in the Introduction to Stage Properties class.