Theatre Department

  • The theatre department teems with creativity and excitement. It is comprised of two components: Drama (acting) and Musical Theatre (acting, dance, and private voice).

    Theatre students receive courses such as Introduction to Theatre, Acting, Rehearsal and Performance, Voice and Speech, Theatre History and Styles, Movement for the Actor, Private Voice, Dance, and Music Theory. These courses are taught by working theatre professionals trained at some of the most prestigious colleges in the world. These veteran equity actors have extensive credits including Broadway, Off Broadway, Papermill Playhouse, City Theatre, The Public Theatre, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and many more.

    Pittsburgh is fortunate to be the home of two LORT theatres, as well two world-renowned colleges for theatre, Carnegie Mellon University and Point Park University, all of which provide ongoing opportunities for collaboration with our students.

    All the world IS a stage, and field trips abound! The department takes in the theatre world by seeing live performances at The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, City Theatre, PICT, Pittsburgh Musical Theatre, and more. We take yearly theatre trips to the Stratford Festival in Canada, and to New York City where we see several Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, shop, eat, visit museums, see the sights, and sometimes meet with the actors.

  • Actors and dancers on stage in a production

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Theatre Department Chair 
    MINDY ROSSI-STABLER
    Email: mrossistabler1@pghschools.org 
    Office Phone: 412-529-6121

    Questions regarding application?
    MS. ENA CAMPBELL
    Email: ecampbellhernandez1@pghschools.org
    Office Phone: 412-529-6116

  • HIGHLIGHTS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

    ■ Partnerships with local theater companies including Quantum Theater, City Theater, and Pittsburgh Public Theater.
    ■ Annual winners at competitions including the Pittsburgh Public Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest, and the August Wilson Monologue Competition.

    NOTABLE ALUMNI
    ■ Tony Award Winner, Billy Porter, Kinky Boots
    ■ Margot Bingham, Boardwalk Empire

    OUR GRADUATES ATTEND
    ■ Tisch School of Drama, NYU ■ University of Minnesota ■ Point Park University ■ Carnegie Mellon School of Drama