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Productions directed by Mark Clayton Southers (including upcoming productions)

Opening Play title Playwright Company Photos
June 2017 A Gathering of Sons Dwayne Fulton (composer), Tameka Cage Conley (librettist) Pittsburgh Festival Opera (world premiere)  
November 2016 Five Anthony Davis Trilogy: An Opera Company, New Jersey  
September 2016 Fences August Wilson Short North Stage, Columbus, Ohio  
August 2016 Seven Guitars August Wilson Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre  
June 2016 Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom August Wilson Short North Stage, Columbus, Ohio  
June 2016 Fences August Wilson Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre at CCAC South  
January 2016 Gem of the Ocean August Wilson Reading at Short North Stage, Columbus, Ohio  
November 2015 The Piano Lesson August Wilson Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre/August Wilson Center coproduction
May 2015 Fences August Wilson Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
March 2015 Gem of the Ocean August Wilson Reading at Goodman Theatre, Chicago, for August Wilson Festival  
January 2015 Radio Golf August Wilson American Stage Theatre, St. Petersburg, Florida
October 2014 The Book of Ezra Leslie Ezra Smith Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
July 2014 The Sty of the Blind Pig Phillip Hayes Dean Banyan Theater Company , Sarasota, FL
October 2013 Sold: Renn Woods in Concert Renn Woods Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA (co-directed with Monteze Freeland)
August 2013/2014 Robeson Adolphus Hailstork / Shaunelle Perry Trilogy: An Opera Company/Harlem Symphony, New Jersey (Poster, full opera video)
April 2013 Passing Strange Stew / Heidi Rodewald Short North Stage, Columbus, Ohio (Details, video excerpts, video promo)
February 2013 Papa Doc Dorothy Rudd Moore Trilogy: An Opera Company, New Jersey (Poster 1, 2, full opera video)
January 2013 The Piano Lesson August Wilson American Stage Theatre, St. Petersburg, Florida (Video interview, Video)
October 2012 The Gleam in Teenie's Eye Wali Jamal History's Flipside Theatre Company, Pittsburgh, PA
June 2012 Gem of the Ocean August Wilson Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA (restaged at August Wilson Center in September 2012)
April 2012 Dutchman LeRoi Jones Bricolage Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
March 2012 Gem of the Ocean August Wilson Human Race Theatre, Dayton, Ohio (Story in PDF newsletter, video)
February 2012 The Gammage Project Attilio Favorini University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
September 2011 Last of the Line Samm Art Williams August Wilson Center Theatre Ensemble, Pittsburgh, PA  
August 2011 August in August August Wilson August Wilson Center Theatre Ensemble, Pittsburgh, PA
May 2011 Testimony Dr. Tameka L. Cage August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh
January 2011 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom August Wilson American Stage Theatre, St. Petersburg, Florida
September 2010 Almost, Maine John Cariani South Park Theater, Pittsburgh
May 2010 Jitney August Wison Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre (Video available)
March 2010 VALU-MART Sean O'Leary Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
May 2009 Seven Guitars August Wilson Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
April 2009 Reachings/Pain in My Heart Rob Penny Kuntu Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh  
February 2009 Angry Black Man Poetry Mark Clayton Southers Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre at Teatr Śląski in Katowice, Poland (Video excerpts available)
November 2008 Interesting Times Jerry Starr Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre  
October 2008 The Other Side Bob Gorczyca Theatre Festival in Black & White, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre  
May 2008 Two Trains Running August Wilson Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
March 2008 Bellevue Billy and the Weird-Ass Sisters Martin Giles BUS 24-hour play festival, Bricolage Theater, Pittsburgh  
January 2008 Freeman Phillip Hayes Dean New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh
May 2008 Annie Strouse/Charnin/Meehan Frick International Studies Academy, Pittsburgh
October 2007 Deep Azure Chadwick Boseman One Chair, One Couch, One Evening: An Evening of Playwrights Inspired By August Wilson, New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh (also play curator)  
May 2007 Pill Hill Samuel Kelley New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh
April 2007 Dutchman LeRoi Jones Bricolage Theater, Pittsburgh  
January 2007 Sparkle N' Glow Jeanne Drennan BUS 24-hour play festival, Bricolage Theater, Pittsburgh  
May 2007 The Wiz Smalls/Brown Frick International Studies Academy, Pittsburgh  
October 2006 F.O.R.D. David Turkel Theatre Festival in Black & White, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
September 2006 The Piano Lesson August Wilson Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
February 2006 August in February August Wilson Pittsburgh Cultural Trust  
May 2006 A Twist of the Tongue Murray/Davies/Fendrich Frick International Studies Academy, Pittsburgh  
December 2005 A Soldier's Play Charles H. Fuller New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh  
December 2005 Stain Corey Rieger Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre  
July 2005 Paul Robeson Phillip Hayes Dean Griot Ensemble Theatre, Pittsburgh
June 2005 I Won't Dance, Don't Ask Me Paula Matinac Pittsburgh Pride Play Festival  
April 2005 August in April, Vignettes by August Wilson August Wilson PPTCO / Pittsburgh Cultural Trust coproduction. Codirected.
October 2004 Ma Noah Mark Clayton Southers New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh  
October 2004 After Life Paula Martinac Theatre Festival in Black & White, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre  
September 2004 Flame On Flame Off Chris Noel Pittsburgh New Works Festival  
May 2004 Dorothy Six James McManus Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre (restaged September 2004)
October 2003 Half of Zero Amy Hartman Theatre Festival in Black & White, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre  
October 2003 The Letter Robert Isenberg Theatre Festival in Black & White, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre  
June 2003 Boppin' with the Ancestors Rob Penny Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre