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Productions directed by Mark Clayton Southers (including upcoming productions)

Opening Play title Playwright Company Photos
Sept. 2018 Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom August Wilson Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
May 2018 King Hedley II August Wilson Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre (codirected with Monteze Freeland and Dennis Robinson Jr.)
Oct. 2017 W.E.B. / Booker T Julius Williams and Richard Wesley Trilogy: An Opera Company, New Jersey
Sept. 2017 The Battle of Homestead Mark Clayton Southers The Battle of Homestead Foundation
June 2017 A Gathering of Sons Dwayne Fulton (composer), Tameka Cage Conley (librettist) Pittsburgh Festival Opera (world premiere)
Feb. 2017 Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom August Wilson CAPA (Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School)
Nov. 2016 Five Anthony Davis Trilogy: An Opera Company, New Jersey
Sept. 2016 Fences August Wilson Short North Stage, Columbus, Ohio
Aug. 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
Jan. 2016 Gem of the Ocean August Wilson Reading at Short North Stage, Columbus, Ohio
Nov. 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
Jan. 2015 Radio Golf August Wilson American Stage Theatre, St. Petersburg, Florida
Oct. 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
Oct. 2013 Sold: Renn Woods in Concert Renn Woods Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA (co-directed with Monteze Freeland)
Aug. 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)
Feb. 2013 Papa Doc Dorothy Rudd Moore Trilogy: An Opera Company, New Jersey (Poster 1, 2, full opera video)
Jan. 2013 The Piano Lesson August Wilson American Stage Theatre, St. Petersburg, Florida (Video interview, Video)
Oct. 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)
Feb. 2012 The Gammage Project Attilio Favorini University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 2011 Last of the Line Samm Art Williams August Wilson Center Theatre Ensemble, Pittsburgh, PA
Aug. 2011 August in August August Wilson August Wilson Center Theatre Ensemble, Pittsburgh, PA
May 2011 Testimony Dr. Tameka L. Cage August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh
Jan. 2011 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom August Wilson American Stage Theatre, St. Petersburg, Florida
Sept. 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
Feb. 2009 Angry Black Man Poetry Mark Clayton Southers Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre at Teatr Śląski in Katowice, Poland (Video excerpts available)
Nov. 2008 Interesting Times Jerry Starr Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
Oct. 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
Jan. 2008 Freeman Phillip Hayes Dean New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh
May 2008 Annie Strouse/Charnin/Meehan Frick International Studies Academy, Pittsburgh
Oct. 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
Jan. 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
Oct. 2006 F.O.R.D. David Turkel Theatre Festival in Black & White, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
Sept. 2006 The Piano Lesson August Wilson Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
Feb. 2006 August in February August Wilson Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
May 2006 A Twist of the Tongue Murray/Davies/Fendrich Frick International Studies Academy, Pittsburgh
Dec. 2005 A Soldier's Play Charles H. Fuller New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh
Dec. 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.
Oct. 2004 Ma Noah Mark Clayton Southers New Horizon Theater, Pittsburgh
Oct. 2004 After Life Paula Martinac Theatre Festival in Black & White, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
Sept. 2004 Flame On Flame Off Chris Noel Pittsburgh New Works Festival
May 2004 Dorothy Six James McManus Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre (restaged September 2004)
Oct. 2003 Half of Zero Amy Hartman Theatre Festival in Black & White, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
Oct. 2003 The Letter Robert Isenberg Theatre Festival in Black & White, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre
June 2003 Boppin' with the Ancestors Rob Penny Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre