Review: A Christmas Carol at Carnegie Stage Gets Dickens Right

Spoiler – this adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic gets everything right about the systemic and institutional issues Dickens addressed without the sentimental Christmas washing we are usually handed. The playwrights here understand, as I like to say, that it wasn’t so much that Scrooge’s change of heart saved Tiny Tim as that fair wages, […]

Byhalia, Mississippi via Carnegie Stage: A Review

Our experiences with off the WALL productions at the Carnegie Stage never fail to leave me moved, thoughtful, and a bit perplexed. The current production of Byhalia, Mississippi did not fail me in the regard. The play, written by Evan Linder, is making its Pittsburgh debut this month. Act now to see this because it is heading […]

Q&A with Susan Stein, Playwright Offering Another Glimpse into the Holocaust Through the Diaries of Etty Hillesum

Etty The Play

Intersectionality is how to understand Etty Hillesum. She insists on not being defined by her circumstances (the Holocaust, yet unnamed), by her gender, by her religion, race, age, class, sexual orientation, political leanings. And yet she identifies herself as a woman, as a Jew, as a 28 year old middle class Dutch student. She is a truth seeker and digs deeply into her own self to work herself out. – See Etty the Play at Carnegie Stage February 7-10, 2019.

Trying New Things

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

I’ve stretched myself out of my comfort zone twice thus far in 2019. Surprisingly, I feel pretty good about this even though it appears neither leap will pan out in ways we might consider successful. First, I applied to The Creative Nonfiction Writers Fellowship – a ten-part intensive workshop series for ten experienced nonfiction writers. […]

Q&A: One Woman Play ‘Mrs. Shakespeare’ Explores Resiliency, Strength of Women Hidden in Shakespeare’s Writing

In mid-January, Carnegie Stage is hosting a tribute to Shakespeare on January 19 and 20, 2019. All About Will: Two One-Act Plays, including Friended by Shakespeare Written and Performed by Charles David Richards and Mrs Shakespeare, Will’s first & last love Written, compiled and performed by Yvonne Hudson. Tickets range from $5 to $15. We had a chance to […]

LGBTQ Things To Do – Holiday 2018 Edition – UPDATED!

LGBTQ Holiday Things To Do Pittsburgh

  So so so many things going on … please let us know what we missed. This year, we are pleased to be the social media sponsor of these holiday events. Holiday Drag Brunch hosted by Kierra Darshell Sun, Dec 9 Renaissance City Choir Holiday Concert Saturday, Dec 8 A round-up of some of my […]

Should (or could) this blog be more lesbian?

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Earlier today, someone left a comment on an AMPLIFY post. I typically don’t allow comments on those posts because of the archival nature of the project. This comment was actually unrelated to the project so I decided it would be more appropriate to move to another place on the blog – this post. Ann Brooks […]

Holiday Shows at Pittsburgh Theaters, Santa Claus Visits ‘Burgh Vivant

Always a good time for some festive performances. Here’s a few that look terrific to us. Carnegie Stage The Carols  Dec. 7-9 @ 8:00pm, Dec 9&10 @ 3:00 pm Dec. 14-16 @ 8:00 pm, Dec. 16&17 @ 3:00 pm Tickets range from $5-30 It’s Christmastime in 1944. War is raging and, here at home, a […]

My List of Awesome #PghPride Things To Do 2016

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Here’s my personal list of awesome things to do this year to celebrate and honor Pride. ‘Invisible in Plain Sight’ #AMPLIFY stage play, June 24 and 26, at Carnegie Stage Undertow Free Movie Screening by ReelQ, City of Asylum & Cafe Con Leche, June 6, Northside (we are sponsoring this series!) Dreams of Hope Love […]

#AMPLIFY Zine Issue 2 Now Seeking Sponsors for June/Pride Edition

Pittsburgh Pride Sponsorships

UPDATE – just an FYI that we are dedicating Issue #3 to the bisexual and pansexual community. It will be released in September for Bi Visibility Week. The overwhelming success of Issue #1 has put an entirely new spin on our plans for the second issue which will also double as the event program for […]