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City Theatre, Pittsburgh Playhouse Announce ‘Homegrown Stories 2’

The 2 organizations are partnering again after last summer’s success to commission 5 new 10-minute plays.

PITTSBURGH: City Theatre Company and Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse have announced the commissioning of five playwrights to write 10-minute plays for the digital medium in response to the current world. Homegrown Stories 2 follows the success of last summer’s Homegrown Stories and will feature a company of Point Park alumni and Pittsburgh-based artists. Digital readings of the plays will take place on Tuesday, May 25, in partnership with City of Asylum’s COA @ Home platform. Tickets for the event are free, though registration is required.

“Having seen the response to this past summer’s collaboration, the team at City Theatre was eager to revisit the partnership with the Pittsburgh Playhouse,” said associate artistic director Clare Drobot in a statement. “This past year has indelibly altered our relationship not only to the world around us, but to how we tell stories. We’re eager to offer five Pittsburgh-based creative teams a chance to share what’s on their minds and incorporate new digital producing techniques as a part of the presentation.”

Homegrown Stories 2 will feature Patrick Cannon’s to make bread out of toast, directed by Marc Masterson; Gab Cody’s The Colonizers, directed by Sam Turich; Kim El’s Stir Crazy, directed by Herb Newsome; Monteze Freeland’s A Post-Apocalyptic Romantic Comedy, directed by Amber Holder; and Molly Rice’s Joy, directed by Taavon Gamble. A digital recording of May 25’s live event will be available for four days after the performance.

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