The Department of Theatre Arts boasts three performance spaces: the Charity Randall Theatre and the Henry Heymann Theatre, both housed in the Stephen Foster Memorial, and the Studio Theatre, located in the Cathedral of Learning. All three provide state-of-the-art performance and technical experiences for Pitt students.
Productions presented to the public—and the roles assigned to students therein—are selected in line with the three-fold objectives of the theatre arts department:
- To provide the widest possible spectrum of educational and training opportunities to the theatre artists and scholars of the future (inter-departmental courses and guest lecturers/instructors are widely utilized).
- To give as many students as possible a direct experience of the theatre as the occasion for self-development and artistic expression (three theatre venues provide versatility and a breadth of performance opportunities).
- To contribute to the cultural life of the University and the community by presenting classic drama along with contemporary plays and musicals, as well as various ethnic and intercultural productions.