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Producing Artistic Director of the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company
Stage Director Mark Clayton Southers will be interviewed by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette senior theater critic Chris Rawson about his work with the August Wilson canon of plays.
Southers is an award-winning playwright, photographer, scenic designer, theatrical producer and stage director. He and his family reside in Pittsburgh’s historic Hill District. He is the founder and producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company where he has produced over 140 full-length and one-act plays, including August Wilson’s complete ten-play Pittsburgh Century Cycle. Mr. Southers is a published poet and playwright as well. His play Ma Noah was the recipient of the 2004 Theodore Ward prize at Columbia College, Chicago. His poem play Angry Black Man Poetry had a successful run at Teatr Śląski in Katowice, Poland in 2009.