theater

Pittsburgh New Works Festival held at DU

Pittsburgh New Works Festival held at DU

09/05/2019 By Kellen Stepler  Duquesne University’s Genesius Theater is home to Duquesne’s Red Masquers, the Spotlight Musical Theater Company and the Mary Pappert School of Music. And now, it’s home to the Pittsburgh New Works Festival (PNWF) in the festival’s 29th year. For the past six years, the event was held at Carnegie Stages. The […]

The Roommate triumphs in story and set despite rocky start

<em>The Roommate</em> triumphs in story and set despite rocky start

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 03/27/19 The moment I took my seat in the City Theater for the performance of The Roommate, I was utterly dumbfounded at how immaculate and expertly-crafted the set was. The set for the show was meant to replicate the look of an Iowa home, and designer Tony Ferrieri could not […]

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s The Great Gatsby impresses

Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s <em>The Great Gatsby</em> impresses

Griffin Sendek | Features Editor 02/14/19 My theater-going experience began at a young age; I have been to countless plays and musicals, from comedies to dramas, classical Shakespeare to modern experimental projects, but never have I gone to a ballet. I finally got my chance last Saturday at the premiere of Pittsburgh Ballet Theater’s production […]

Rocky Horror screening delights newcomers

<em>Rocky Horror</em> screening delights newcomers

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 10/18/18 The Halloween season brings about some of the most beloved holiday traditions; pumpkin picking, trick-or-treating, monster mashing, what have you. But, most importantly, the change in the weather indicates that one of the paramount spooky activities is upon us once more — it’s time to do the time warp […]

Inaugural play festival excites theater enthusiasts

Inaugural play festival excites theater enthusiasts

By Carolyn Palombo | Staff Writer 01/18/2018 The Red Masquers took on the 24-hour play festival on Jan. 13 and 14, and I was lucky enough to be a playwright for the event. The festival began on Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and continued until Jan. 14th at 8 p.m., when the shows were performed. […]

Red Masquers greet new theater with classic tragedy

Red Masquers greet new theater with classic tragedy

By Zachary Landau | the Duquesne Duke Seeing the set for the Red Masquers’ production of “Death of a Salesman” gets one really excited for the performance. When audiences enter the Genesius Theater, they are going to be wonderfully surprised. Three seamless sets, beautifully constructed and intricately designed, represent a whole new way of performing […]

Genesius theater hosts first audience

By Kaye Burnet | News Editor There was standing room only as almost 200 university alumni, officials, students and faculty crowded into the Genesius Theater Tuesday afternoon to dedicate the black box performance space with speeches, performances and music. Even with additional seating, almost every seat was filled and many attendees stood against the black […]

Theater construction on pace for fall opening

Theater construction on pace for fall opening

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Possible floor plan revisions, harsh winter weather and limited building space have not slowed progress on Duquesne’s $4.5 million black box theater project. Shawn Bell, special projects division manager at Turner Construction Company (TCCO), said construction is still on schedule. TCCO has been working on the site since […]

Construction underway on new theater

Construction underway on new theater

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Groundbreaking for the $4.5 million, 10,500 square-foot black box theater started Tuesday outside of the Mary Pappert School of Music. The two-story theater, which will be complete by fall 2015, will encompass a main theater space with dressing rooms, green rooms, space for set construction, rehearsal space and […]

Black box theater coming to Duquesne

Black box theater coming to  Duquesne

By Julian Routh | News Editor Construction of a $4.5 million black box theater on Duquesne’s campus could begin in April, according to University officials. The 10,500 square-foot theater, the first in school history, will sit adjacent to the Mary Pappert School of Music at Seitz and Locust streets. It will be used primarily for […]