by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm –
Hamburg Studio Theatre
Directed by Reginald L. Douglas
In this whip-smart send up of reality TV culture, an up-and-coming black rap duo called P.Y.G. are tasked with lending some street cred to white pop idol, Dorian Belle. The rappers quickly begin to question the politics of their roles as the play delves head first into a hilarious and disturbing look at the ins and outs of cultural appropriation.
Lamar K. Cheston (Blacky Blackerson)
LaTrea D. Rembert (Alexan Da Great)
Quinn Patrick Shannon (Dorian Belle)
Gaby Kogut (Stage Directions)
Megan Monaghan Rivas (Dramaturg)
Taylor Meszaros (Stage Manager)
City Theatre closes the 2017-2018 season with the Momentum Festival: New Plays at Different Stages, which brings some of the most exciting playwrights in the country to Pittsburgh for a weekend of workshops, readings, and artist panels. Momentum 18 is free and open to the public, though reservations are suggested.