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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Brenden Peifer and Saige Smith perform during the Pittsburgh Public Theaters performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Harlem.”

PPT blends Black culture, African spiritual traditions with Shakespeare classic in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Harlem’

By Jessica McKenzie, Culture Editor February 6, 2023
Justin Emeka’s adaption, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Harlem,” features an all-Black cast, whose characters challenge traditional gender and sexuality norms. The production takes place through Feb. 19 in O’Reilly Theatre.
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.

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

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Senior Staff Writer February 6, 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.”
Courtesy of Pittsburgh Public Theater

Conversation spoils dinner, not thought in ‘Disgraced’

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...

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