Faculty Profile: Meet April Daras, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre
"I feel lucky every day to be on this path with my students — working together toward a common goal: their growth and their resilience as artists," said Daras.
Students Meet Recruiters and Industry Professionals at Career Fair and Panel Discussions
Recruiters from 31st Street Studios, Imagine Careers, Glade Run Lutheran Services, Pittsburgh CLO, Stage AE, Brunnerworks, among others, came to Point Park University.
People of Point Park: Kyle and Alyssa Southerlin '11, First Impressions and Finding Love
Alumni couple Kyle and Alyssa Southerlin reflect on finding love at Point Park and life after college.
Highlights from the Winter Issue of The Point Magazine
Check out the latest happenings at Point Park University!
#PittsburghMe: Meet Adam Rossi, Acting Major
"I chose Point Park because I absolutely loved the campus, professors and atmosphere. After auditioning I remember talking with the professors and then walking around campus thinking, “This is where I need to be."
President Hennigan Signs Final Beam for New Pittsburgh Playhouse
"For the first time in 50 years, Point Park's entire physical campus will be in Downtown Pittsburgh," Hennigan said.
Pioneer Records Collaborates With Pittsburgh Playhouse to Produce Rocktoberfest
Pioneer Records produced its first Rocktoberfest at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, collaborating with students and staff from Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts.
Pioneer Records Presents Rocktoberfest Oct. 31 at Pittsburgh Playhouse
The Halloween night music event and costume contest is free to Point Park students (with valid ID) and $5 for the general public.
2016 Musical Theatre Alumnus Peter Hughes is a Mainstage Performer for Disney Cruise Line
"Point Park prepares triple threats ... The esteemed faculty teach a strong foundation for auditioning, focusing on maintaining a motivated and professional attitude," said Hughes.
Fall 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Get a peek inside the Fall issue of the magazine for alumni and friends of Point Park University.
Conservatory of Performing Arts Receives National Recognition
Point Park University's Conservatory recognized by two top 10 lists.
Troy Centofanto Recruits Top Talent for Point Park's Conservatory of Performing Arts
"Point Park’s Conservatory of Performing Arts is one of the top conservatories in the country. Having the opportunity to work with the current and future leaders of the industry is very exciting and rewarding," Centofanto said.
2016-17 Pittsburgh Playhouse Season Announced
Tony award-winning musicals, original choreography, modern twists to classic pieces and more.
Faculty Profile: Meet Zeva Barzell, Associate Professor of Theatre
"One of the most important messages I try to convey to my students is to have a taste for excellence in their work and to really know and understand their craft," said Barzell.
Students Tour iHeartMedia, August Wilson Center and More at SAEM High School Workshop
The annual All-Access SAEM High School Summer Workshop once again immersed students into the real-world business operations of the sports, arts and entertainment industries.
Spring 2016 Issue of The Point Magazine Now Online
Get a peek inside the latest edition of the magazine for alumni and friends.
American Stage Director Monica Payne Returns to Point Park as Director of 'The Bluest Eye'
In 2012-14, Payne was a visiting assistant professor at Point Park. She was thrilled to return to campus during the spring semester to direct The Bluest Eye at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Conservatory Dance Company Presents World Premiere of 'Five'
'Five' is a collaborative work by Ruben Graciani and Kiesha Lalama, Feb. 5-14 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Transfer Student Designs Wigs, Makeup, Special Effects Prosthetics for 'Into the Woods'
"I really do love everything about being a design major at Point Park; every day excites me! Being able to put what is in my head into an actual performance is both unreal and fascinating to me," said Dilla.
'Our Lady of 121st Street' Features Lighting Design by Theatre Production Major Joshua Ice
"It is my job to portray the mood captured in the text into atmosphere that the actors can play with," said Ice. Read more about his role and Point Park experience in the Q&A.
Entire Cast of Pittsburgh CLO's 'Altar Boyz' Features Point Park Students and Alumni
“Working with Point Park alumni and another current student is a dream come true,” said Mason Alexander Park, a B.A. in theatre student.
Students Perform for Renowned Composer Stephen Flaherty at Pittsburgh Playhouse
"Singing in front of Stephen Flaherty was a dream. It was amazing to receive feedback from the man who composed what I was singing," said musical theatre major Jasmine Overbaugh.
#PittsburghMe: Meet Wesley Ehle, Acting Major
Learn what acting major Wesley Ehle loves about living and learning in Downtown PIttsburgh.
Conservatory Dance Company 2015-2016 lineup
The Student Choreography Project kicks off the season, Oct. 1-3.
Conservatory Theatre Company Announces New Season
Into the Woods, The Wild Duck, The Bluest Eye and more this season at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
2015-2016 REP season announced
The season runs Sept. 4 through April 24 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Faculty Profile: Meet Robin Walsh, Associate Professor of Theatre
Associate Professor Robin Walsh studied Acting at Point Park University and West Virginia University — earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Fine Arts. Her regional acting career is ongoing and helps keep her fresh as a teacher.
Faculty Profile: Meet Jack Allison, Theatre
Jack Allison has directed at most of the major regional theatres in the United States, Canada and Europe. He has staged acclaimed productions in New York and has received prestigious awards for his direction.
Spring 2015 issue of The Point magazine now online
This edition features plans for the new Pittsburgh Playhouse, the Point Park rugby club, a Q&A with psychology professor Sharna Olfman and more. Enjoy!
Steve Tolin Hosts Special Effects and Blood Workshop with Theatre Production Majors
Using household items like corn syrup, chocolate fudge, food coloring and detergent, theatre production majors learned how to make fake blood and wounds.
Alumna stage manages 'Endless Lawns' and 'Prussia' at the Pittsburgh Playhouse
Madison DeCoske is thrilled to be bringing her professional experience back to Point Park, and credits her experience here with launching her career at an acclaimed theater in New England.
Contemporary Choreographers Features Work by Alumnus Luke Murphy
Murphy, a 2009 graduate, had a lot to share about his time as a student and how Point Park helped to prepare him for his future. Learn more in the Q&A.
Point Park lifts curtain on new Pittsburgh Playhouse Project
President Paul Hennigan presided over a gathering of invited guests and the media on Thursday, Dec. 4, to unveil designs of the Point Park's new Pittsburgh Playhouse, which will be located on Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Conservatory Theatre Students Present World Premiere of "21"
Theatre students had the opportunity to train with award-winning director Richard Sabellico to stage "21."
Acting major Luke Halferty tackles iconic role in his first REP show 'Of Mice and Men'
Luke Halferty landed a supporting role playing Curley in The REP's Of Mice and Men, a timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression.
Conservatory Theatre 2014-2015 Season Announced
The season opens Oct. 17 with "21," a world premiere about the life of Roberto Clemente at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
2014-2015 REP Season Announced
The season opens Sept. 5 with "Of Mice and Men" directed by Robert A. Miller at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Faculty Profile: Meet Philip Winters, Associate Professor of Theatre
Philip Winters has more than 35 years of professional experience as an actor.
SAEM Graduate Chelsea Behanna Named 2014 Outstanding Student Leader
Behanna earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sports, arts and entertainment management from Point Park.
Students Gain Hands-On Experience Crafting Set of 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson'
Several Point Park students worked with Michael Thomas Essad, scenic designer and adjunct instructor, to build pieces of the set.
Alumna is Technical Director at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
"Point Park provided me with a hands-on experience like no other undergraduate program. You will experience theatre from every angle and from the inside out. It also teaches you so much about yourself and how you collaborate with others," Caitlin E. Howley, B.A. in technical theatre.
Theatre Professor and Alumna Direct 'Heads' at The Pittsburgh Playhouse
Professor John Shepard and alumna Kate Bodner directed The REP's production of Heads at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Conservatory Theatre Company and Alumna Gab Cody Collaborate on The Alchemists' Lab
Cody, a playwright and actress, returned to Point Park's campus to devise The Alchemists' Lab, in collaboration with the Conservatory Theatre Company.
Stage Management Majors Work Side-by-Side with Broadway's Patrick Cassidy
Patrick Cassidy came to Point Park to direct the Conservatory Theatre Company's production of Oklahoma! at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Famed Movie Star Shirley Jones Visits Pittsburgh Playhouse for Oklahoma!
Pittsburgh Playhouse alumna and Hollywood veteran Shirley Jones attended the Conservatory Theatre Company's opening performance of Oklahoma!, directed by her son Patrick Cassidy, a Broadway star.
Broadway's Patrick Cassidy Directs ‘Oklahoma!’
Oklahoma! runs Oct. 18-27 in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
World Premiere of ‘Soldier’s Heart’ Features Students, Alumni and Staff
Directed by John Amplas, Soldier’s Heart runs Sept. 27-Oct. 13 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Pittsburgh Playhouse Launches New Website
Check out the new website to learn more about the upcoming season lineup, read the latest Playhouse news, view photos or purchase tickets.
Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ Opens New Season at Pittsburgh Playhouse
Directed by Robert A. Miller (son of Arthur Miller), 'All My Sons' previews on Sept. 5 and runs Sept. 6-22.
High School Students Explore Careers in Technical Theatre and Stage Management
Area high school students spent two weeks on Point Park's campus to learn how to stage manage and call a dance performance, operate a light and sound board, hang lights and crew backstage.
2012 Alumnus James Ogden is a Stage Manager at North Carolina Dance Theatre
James Ogden II describes the theatre faculty as "working professionals with extensive resumes that continue growth in front of your eyes. The faculty does not only teach what they once knew to be the way, but what they know works out in the world today."
Conservatory Dance Company Announces 2013-2014 season
Point Park honors retiring internationally renowned choreographer Nicolas Petrov with his production of Romeo and Juliet in December.
Playhouse Jr. Announces 2013-2014 Season
Conservatory of Performing Arts students have leading roles both on and off stage to help bring 'Wind in the Willows,’ ‘Hush,’ and 'Spelling Bee' to life.
Broadway's Patrick Cassidy Directs 'Oklahoma' for Conservatory Theatre
Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company will produce five works, including a special, student-devised production, a rock musical and a famous Irish play, in the 2013-2014 season.
The REP Announces 2013 - 2014 Season
The season opens Sept. 6 and runs through April 6 at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.
Forensic Science Majors Process Crime Scenes Designed by Theatre Students
Forensic science students had the unique opportunity to process a mock crime scene developed by their own peers, technical theatre/design students at Point Park.