Othello by William Shakespeare; Directed by Michael Hood.
The Nina Variations by Steven Dietz; Directed by Marci Woodruff.
Indiscriminate Avocados by Kim Zelonis; Directed by Adam Kukic.
Beirut by Alan Bowne; Directed by Marci Woodruff.
As You Like It by William Shakespeare; Directed by Nona Gerard.
Sophie by Bryan Willis; Directed by Laura Smiley.
Bill and Me by Matt Smith; Directed by Adam Kukic.
Two Houses (Romeo & Juliet) by William Shakespeare; Directed by Lars Tatom.
Women Beware Women by Thomas Middleton; Directed by Kevin Ewert.
Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare; Directed by David Pellegrini.
Fin and Euba by Audrey Cefaly; Directed by John Gresh
Catguts and Horsehair written and directed by Tim Dawson.
Shakespeare's Top 40 (with Renaissance & Baroque Society of Pittsburgh); Directed by Kevin Ewert.
The Lion in Winter by James Goldman; Directed by Marci Woodruff.
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde; Directed by Nona Gerard.
Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet by Ann Marie McDonald; Directed by Robert C.T. Steele.
Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare; Directed by Rick Kemp.,
Beowulf . . . The Whole Bloody Story by Felix Nobis.
Scenes from Shakespeare, performed for a concert of Chatham Baroque; Directed by Marci Woodruff.
Shrew! Written and directed by Rick Kemp.
Desdemona, a Play about a Handkerchief, by Paula Vogel; Directed by C.T. Steele.
The Winter's Tale, by Shakespeare; Directed by Kevin Ewert.
Cheapside. A City Theatre partner production; Directed by Laura Smiley & Kevin Ewert.
Measure 4 Measure by William Shakespeare; Directed by Jay O'Berski.
Blue Room by David Hare; Directed by Marci Woodruff.
The Libertine by Stephen Jeffreys; Directed by Kevin Ewert.
Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov; Directed by Jay O'Berski.
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare; Directed by Kevin Ewert.
Private Lives by Noel Coward; Directed by Marci Woodruff.
Henry IV by William Shakespeare; Directed by David Pellegrini.
The Provok'd Wife by John VanBrugh; Directed by Kevin Ewert.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht.
Love's Labor's Lost by William Shakespeare.
Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare; Directed by Kevin Ewert.
The Broken Heart by John Ford.
Chamber Plays by August Strindberg.
The Pelican; Directed by Kevin Ewert.
After the Fire; Directed by David Pellegrini.
Phaedra by Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva.
Hecuba by Euripides.
Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen. Directed by Kiki Gounaridou.
King Lear by William Shakespeare; Directed by David Pellegrini.
Kite's Book by Robert Caisley; Directed by Kevin Wetmore.
The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster; Directed by David White.
Cardenio, The Second Maiden's Tragedy by William Shakespeare & John Fletcher; Directed by Kevin Wetmore.
'Tis Pity She's a Whore by John Ford; Directed by David Pellegrini.
Richard III by William Shakespeare; Directed by Kevin Wetmore.
All's Well that Ends Well by William Shakespeare; Directed by Kevin Wetmore.
History of Dr. Faustus by Christopher Marlowe; Directed by Kevin Wetmore.
|The Unseam'd Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to rediscovering and reinventing classic and classically inspired plays for modern audiences and presenting these plays in artistically ambitious and innovative productions. The company provides tremendous opportunities for professional and developing artists, especially those from the Pittsburgh region, to create artistically ambitious work. The Company works to develop audiences who appreciate the power of original, thoughtful and visceral drama as well as the excitement of live theatre.|
Jeremy Garret and Leila Ghaznavi in Two Houses
While our mission statement is the singular embodiment of our vision, we are always finding new ways to take mad risks with old plays. We often produce large cast classical plays each summer with a mix of equity and non-equity actors and other, predominately local artists. At the core of our aesthetic is a dedication to tight, fiscally sound, and imaginative ways of producing highly sophisticated interpretations of well known or rarely produced and obscure classical drama (We pride ourselves in creating maximum effects from minimal means). Artists flock to work with Unseam’d for the experience of working on challenging, highly collaborative and diverse productions. We place a high value on creative risk-taking, and judge our success on the passionate engagement of artists & audiences. We don't shrink from the demands of the work we produce.
Jay O'Berski and Laurie Klatscher in 2003 season Women Beware Women
Bryn Jameson in As You Like It
Dennis Palko & Mark Snyder in As You Like It
• In 2005 Nina Variations among Top 10 Best (# 6 Chris Rawson, #5 Richard Rauh).
• In 2005, Unseam’d garners Best Actress Robin Walsh and Best Director, Marci Woodruff for Nina Variations.
• In 2005 Unseam’d received the award for best supporting actor, Vincent E. Ventura and a nomination for Diana Ifft (supporting actress) in Indiscriminant Avocados at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.
• In 2004 The Company produced Sophie for the National Performing Arts Conference, which coincided with the Three Rivers Arts Festival, the regions largest, longest-running and most diverse arts festival.
• Working in partnership with the Three Rivers Arts Festival, in June 2004, the Company produced the U.S. premiere of the internationally successful Sophie, playing to full houses throughout its run.
• In 2003 Erica Cuenca won Best Actress for her role in the Unseam’d production of Fin & Euba at the New Works Festival.
• Annual partnerships with other local arts organizations (Chatham Baroque, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Society, others) to develop shows for young audiences - branded by signature aesthetic of unseaming.
• In 2002 Unseam’d became a member of the Shakespeare Theatre Association of America (STAA).
• In 2001 Unseam’d responded to requests from educators and other local companies who wished to develop collaborations and launched an educational outreach effort.
• Unseam’d Shakespeare has supported local theatrical talent by hiring and compensating local artists and technical personnel. In 2001, the company secured a special presentation contract with Actor’s Equity Association, the union for theatre professionals.
• 2001, director Kevin Ewert’s Winter's Tale was named in "Best of Theater 2001” by Post-Gazette Theatre critic Chris Rawson
• New Works Festival prizes for Best Director (Elena Passarello) & Best Supporting Actress (Karen Baum).
• 2000, director Kevin Ewert’s production of The Libertine was named one of the top ten shows by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette critic Anna Rosenstein.
• Cheapside produced in collaboration with City Theatre Partner Projects.
• 2000 New Works Festival prizes Best Actress (Elena Passarello) & Best Director (Wendy Taylor)
• 1997, Unseam’d Shakespeare’s production of John Ford’s The Broken Heart appeared for three weeks at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival.
• 1997, the Company received Pittsburgh Magazine’s Harry Schwalb Excellence in the Arts award for theatre, Unseam’d, “…refreshing—even liberating—to find a company eager to plumb the entire world theatrical canon for new ideas and interpretations.”
• The Chamber Plays co-produced with University of Pittsburgh Theatre Arts Department, first joined New Works Festival as a production company.
• 1995, David Pellegrini’s production of John Ford’s ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore was named the “Best Show in Pittsburgh” by Ted Hoover, theatre critic for In Pittsburgh.
• 1994, Unseam’d Shakespeare’s debut season was applauded by Post-Gazette theatre critic Chris Rawson, when he identified us as “One of the best new companies”
Nina Variations starring Karen Baum, Corey Reiger, Robin Walsh & Chris Josephs
Lars Tatom & Laura Smiley in Antony & Cleopatra
The Unseam'd Shakespeare Company is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Our 2006 Season will be performed at the Open Stage in the Strip District
Tickets are available through
Online at www.proartstickets.org
By Phone at 412-394-3353
By Fax at 412-394-4280
Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Our Board of Directors:
Laura C. Smiley; Artistic Director, Professor of Theater Arts, Slippery Rock University
Timothy Dawson; Board President, PhD. Candidate in Rhetoric, Carnegie-Mellon University
Christopher Howard; V.P., Production Manager, Creative & Performing Arts High School
Gordon Phetteplace; Professor of Theater Arts, Slippery Rock University (Chair)
Deb Cohen; Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Rosemary Tomassi; Treasurer, President of T/V Brokerage, Inc.
Jean Novak, Esq.; Attorney, Strassburger, McKenna, Gutnick & Potter.
Tina Lynch; Director of Human Resources, Goodwill Industries of Pittsburgh.
Jen Shugars, Esq.; Attorney, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham LLP.
Contact the Unseam'd Shakespeare Company
Would you like to be on Unseam'd Shakespeare's e-mail list and/or our through-the-post-office mailing list? We won't fill your mailbox with junk mail, but we will send you advance notices of performances, an invitation to our annual party, and occasional news items. Send e-mail or "snail mail" to the address below. And feel free to contact us with comments, suggestions, and (please!) donations.
By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 412-621-0244
Note that this is NOT the number to call to reserve tickets for most of our shows.
Tickets to the 2006 season are available online through ProArts or by calling 412.394.3353.
By mail: Unseam'd Shakepeare Company
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Donations: Unseam'd is an incorporated 501(c)(3) not-forprofit theater company, established in 1994. Unseam'd relies on the generosity of individuals like you. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to exciting, live classic theater.
Teachers may wish to contact the Director of Outreach Programming:
Unseam’d Shakespeare Company
824 East End Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15221