City Studies: A Studio for Working Artists

City Theatre Company is Pittsburgh’s home for new work. A nationally recognized institution, the theatre fosters artists and professionals at all stages of their careers. In that spirit, City is proud to announce a new series of workshops and intensives to help nurture the careers of Pittsburgh-based artists. This new educational initiative will offer career development in various theatrical disciplines, including acting, playwriting, and arts administration. A limited number of scholarships are available. Questions? Please email


Getting the Part

Date: Monday, December 3

Time: 5-9pm

Available spots: 10

Instructor: Reginald L. Douglas, Artistic Producer

Cost: $50

Created for the working actor, this seminar features techniques for approaching auditions, sides, and callbacks. Participants will have the opportunity to workshop two monologues and receive in depth feedback. To apply, please send an acting resume and statement of interest, including two proposed audition pieces to


Teaching Artist Bootcamp

Date: Saturday, December 15th

Time: 9am-5pm

Available spots: 15

Instructor: Kristen Link, Director of Education & Accessibility

Cost: $75 (lunch included)

Created for professional teaching artists (or aspiring teaching artists), this workshop will help you hone your skills in the areas of workshop design and collaboration/partnership, while also learning the practical application of teaching in the classroom.  Stock your teaching artist toolkit with activities and lesson plans specifically designed for building an environment of student engagement! To apply, please email a resume and statement of interest to


Active Analysis Immersive

Dates: January 12 + 13

Time: 12-5pm

Available spots: 10

Instructor: Cotter Smith

Cost: $125

Veteran actor and teacher Cotter Smith (Nextflix series Mindhunter, the Tony Award nominated Next Fall) will lead a two-day workshop using the little-known late-period Stanislavsky technique called Active Analysis. Open to both actors and directors, each participant will explore a scene utilizing this technique in which actors examine the dynamic physical and emotional life of a text without using predetermined objectives.  Initially focusing on what they are doing in a scene rather than what they are saying, actors concentrate on the body rather than the mind as the starting point for approaching both the character and the scene. To apply, please send a resume and headshot to


Getting Your Script Out There

Dates: February 4 + 11

Time: 5-8pm

Available spots: 8

Instructor: Clare Drobot, Director of New Play Development

Cost: $75

A look at submissions from a literary perspective, this seminar will focus on assembling a professional submission packet and an overview of theaters and developmental organizations looking for new work. Get an insider view of what theaters look for when meeting new writers. Combined with writing exercises and techniques to jump start a new project, this two session seminar will allow participants to share materials and receive feedback. To apply, please email a resume and statement of interest to