City Connects

City Connects
Love – Community – Inclusion

City Connects fosters relationships with community organizations based on shared values, connecting art and advocacy through engaged partnerships.

As a theater whose mission is dedicated to the production and development of new plays of substance, City Theatre is committed to enriching the community around us by utilizing theatre as a medium to build understanding, champion kindness, and cultivate a greater sense of unity. City Connects specifically extends the conversation surrounding the work on our stages by designing unique partnerships with nonprofits and social service organizations that actively cross pollinate between institutions and foster community networks in Pittsburgh and beyond.


YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh
Jewish Family and Community Services
Allies for Health + Wellbeing (Formerly Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force)

The theatre will collect donations benefit Brashear Association’s Annual Holiday Assistance Campaign. Interested patrons can donate any of the following items during the run of the production:

  • Unwrapped, new children’s toys
  • Non-Perishable Food items (canned and dried goods)
  • Toiletries

Items can be left in the donation bin in City Theatre’s lobby

About the Brashear Association:

Founded in 1917 to honor the renowned, self-taught scientist John A. Brashear and celebrate his humanitarianism, serves people in poverty – from those facing temporary challenges to families living in chronic, multi-generational poverty and works to move them toward self-sufficiency. The Brashear Association understands that moving children, families, and adults (including seniors) from the margins means surrounding those facing hardships with a strong community infrastructure. The Brashear Association provides human and community services to more than 5,000 South Pittsburgh residents each year and served over 600 families through the previous year’s Holiday Assistance Campaign.

Happy Hour Dates for the 2017-2018 Season

City Connects partners will be featured and present at four City Connects Happy Hours hosted during Wednesday preview performances of all main stage productions. Happy Hours are a chance for patrons to learn more about the important work of our community partners.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City: September 27, 2017 @ 7 pm

The Old Man and the Old Moon: November 15 @  7 pm

Citizens Market: March 7, 2018 @ 7 pm

Nomad Motel: May 16, 2018 @ 7 pm

Preview Weeks for the 2017-2018 Season

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City: September 23-28, 2017

The Old Man and the Old Moon: November 11-16, 2017

The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey: January 20-25, 2018

Citizens Market: March 3-8, 2018

The White Chip: April 7-12, 2018

Nomad Motel: May 12-17, 2018