Welcome to Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks

PSIP Artistic Director Jennifer Tober announces our 2021 show: an all-female HAMLET directed by KJ Gilmer.

Directed by KJ Gilmer
An all-female production of Shakespeare’s masterpiece
Weekends, September 4-26, 2021
for PSiP’s 17th Season
Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Frick Park, North Park Boat House, and Highland Park
Special Friday night events in Schenley Plaza, Oakland
Production design by Lisa Leibering

The play’s the thing! Shakespeare’s compelling classic with a modern twist, Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Park’s HAMLET features an all-female cast. Directed by KJ Gilmer, the story of a grieving prince and a crumbling kingdom.

17th Season Production
Jennifer Tober, founder & artistic director

11 performances in city parks in September 2021
Admission is free with donation online requested. Only checks and cash can be accepted at parks.
Blankets, chairs, picnics and dogs welcome.
Audience members are asked to social distance by seating themselves at 6 feet apart from other groups, please. Masks are at the discretion of audience members, but not required in our outdoor setting.

Hamlet program

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Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks is dedicated to bringing FREE Shakespeare plays to Pittsburgh audiences in our beautiful city parks since 2005. Our outdoor company has performed 15 plays in parks and public spaces to a total of over 15,000 audience members. PSIP believes that access to excellent, free theater is a right that all citizens should have. Thank you for supporting our mission of free theatre for all!


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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.

Production Sponsors

The Chocolate Moose 

Dan Frankel, Pennsylvania State Representative

Additional support from:

  • The Fine Foundation
  • PNC Charitable Trust
  • PA Partners (Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council)
  • Arts Equity Reimagined/Covid-19 Arts Working Group

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks celebrates 17 seasons of bringing FREE Shakespeare plays to the Steel City!

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