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Pitt student takes the stage in professional production of ‘The Tempest’

Julia De Avilez Rocha (middle, far right), a senior English literature and theatre arts student, plays Ceres in a modern adaptation of “The Tempest.” She acts alongside Tamara Tunie (center) as Prospero, a woman in a contemporary Pittsburgh hospital fighting late-stage breast cancer.

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

Julia De Avilez Rocha, a senior at Pitt, got a start in pursuing her dream at Pittsburgh Public Theater with her role as Ceres in “The Tempest.”

Conversation spoils dinner, not thought in ‘Disgraced’

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By Madeline Franke / for The Pitt News

March 21, 2016

What’s the difference between living in America and being American? Ayad Akhtar’s 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play “Disgraced,” which debuted at Pittsburgh Public Theater March 10, and runs through April 10, breaks down the complexities behind citizens’ dual identities. The one-act play, ...

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