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Bring Your Own Bard

Monday, January 29, 7:30 pm

Te Café
2000 Murray Ave. at Beacon, Squirrel Hill
Pittsburgh PA 15217

Kick off 2018 with Shakespearean Monologue Madness

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bard) opens up with Monologue Madness. An evening of Shakespeare scenes and monologues read by, well, anyone.

Whether a seasoned actor or an energetic neophyte, you are welcome to join in the fray and perform their favorite Shakespearean piece during an informal and fun evening.

Bring a prepared piece or jump into a piece provided by MC Alan Irvine. Leave the subtlety at home!

Bring Your Own Bard is Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ informal scene night in which professional actors and non-actors alike take a crack at their favorite Shakespeare pieces.

Bring Your Own Bard takes place the last Monday of every month through May, from 7:30-9 pm at Te Cafe, 2000 Murray Avenue, Squirrel Hill 15217. Free admission with $10 suggested donation appreciated. All funds support our productions. Upcoming:

  • Feb 26 - Reading of the Merchant of Venice led by Yvonne Hudson
  • March 26 - Jeff Chips' One-Person Shakespeare Show
  • April - WEEK OF WILL - Celebrate Shakespeare's birthday week - watch for our BYOB
  • May 28 - "2 Gentlemen of Verona" Sneak Peek & Director Chat

Anyone interested in reading should contact, 412.521.6406, or visit us on Facebook at Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. All proceeds support FREE Shakespeare in the Steel City.

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Founding Artistic Director Jennifer Tober

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks has been producing free public performances of Shakespeare’s works in the Pittsburgh city parks since 2005. In September 2016 we celebrated our 12th season of shows with 8 public performances of The Comedy of Errors, playing to over 1800 patrons that included people from surrounding counties and states as well as local community members. We had the pleasure of collaborating with the University of Pittsburgh Honors College to present a performance at Pymatuning State Park. And we inaugurated an ongoing collaboration with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, providing 2 private student matinees of The Comedy of Errors for a total of 5 public schools and 1 homeschooling group, as well as performing selected scenes as part of The Trust’s Gallery Crawl event.

Thank you for your interest in Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks. Please join us for our 2018 season!

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Bringing free Shakespeare to the Steel City since 2005.

Bring a blanket, a loved one, and a thermos.

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks' productions are supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Additional support from:

  • The Fine Foundation
  • The McKinney Charitable Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee
  • Fidelity Charitable Trusts, The Seamon Fund
  • Vanguard Charitable Trust
  • Opportunity Fund