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Pitt playwrights compete in festival

As part of the third annual Playwriting Festival, Pitt students showcased three original plays in the Cathedral of Learning Jan. 21. (Photo Courtesy of Allen Howard/HDIC Productions)

By Caroline Bourque and Shahum Ajmal | Pitt News Staff

January 23, 2018

Onstage, two actors sparred, bickered and gestured toward an imaginary hole in the floor as a willing audience played along — bringing to life a story from the mind of a fellow Pitt student. At the third annual Playwriting Festival, hosted by the Pitt Performance Collaborative, three students had the c...

‘Six a breast’: an exploration into the absurdities of womanhood

The dance in

By Connor Wurst / For The Pitt News

September 13, 2017

A woman — illuminated by a single spotlight and clad in a bathrobe, a towel wrapped around her head and a pale green face mask — stands alone on stage and releases an enraged scream. The opening scene of CorningWorks’ fall 2017 production “six a breast” launched a theater full of Pittsbur...

Breaking a leg: Pitt med students archive their plays in art exhibit

A Scope and Scalpel exhibit in Scaife Hall showcases playbills from med student productions over the past 63 years. (Photo by Maria Heines | Staff Photographer)

By Marissa Perino / Staff Writer

July 11, 2017

Nestled deep within Falk Library atop Cardiac Hill sits one of Pitt’s most unknown gems — a small art exhibit comprised of artifacts from past plays performed by Pitt’s medical school. Annually, fourth-year med students perform a pop culture-themed play with a medical twist, called Scope & Sca...

‘A Skull in Connemara’ displays west Ireland’s dark humor

'A Skull in Connemara' displays west Ireland's dark humor

By Vincent Smith / Staff Writer

September 12, 2013

There are parts of western Ireland that are stunningly beautiful, attracting the attention of tourists from around the world. Connemara is one of those exquisitely mystifying areas. But for the year-round residents of such a place — where economic opportunities are scarce and the granite-riddled la...

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