Pittsburgh Public Theater

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Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. to curtain
Saturday & Sunday: Noon to curtain

Non-performance days:
10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Photo: Duane Rieder
TED PAPPAS (Producing Artistic Directorcelebrates his 17th season as The Public’s leader and his 24th year of close association with the company as a director.  Acknowledged for his tremendous versatility, Ted has worked on and off-Broadway, directed a hip-hop concert that galvanized the Cannes Film Festival, produced and directed a Las Vegas extravaganza for impresario Steve Wynn, choreographed a musical for famed director Harold Prince, directed at New York City Opera under the leadership of Beverly Sills, and served as choreographer of NBC’s Saturday Night Live. He has travelled from coast to coast and Canada staging productions for major regional theaters and opera companies, establishing a reputation as a uniquely gifted man of the theater.  In 1998 he was elected President of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the national labor union. For Pittsburgh Public Theater he has staged 52 shows, encompassing an extraordinary range of styles and periods.  His acclaimed production of The Chief played to standing-room only houses for nine seasons and was filmed. His productions of Oedipus the King, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Amadeus, and My Fair Lady broke Public Theater box office records. Ted has produced over 100 productions for Pittsburgh Public Theater, including 10 world and American premieres.  He studied Shakespeare with Samuel Schoenbaum and modern drama with Eric Bentley, and holds degrees from Manhattan’s Hunter College and Northwestern University.

Administration & Finance

Catherine Bogats, Director of Finance & Administration


Shaun Hall, Executive Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director


Jan Fleisher, Director of Development
Robert Neu, Director of Foundation & Government Relations
Frederic SerinoDirector of Individual Giving
Maureen Keane, Development Executive Assistant
Jessica Garda, Manager of Donor Relations

Education & Outreach
Katie Conaway, Director of Education & Outreach

House Management

Trent Wolfred, House Manager
Shawn Israel, Assistant House Manager


Louis A. Castelli, Director of External Affairs
Margie Romero, Communications Manager
Casey Helm, Group Sales & Audience Development Manager
Hillary Wilson, Digital Marketing Manager


Monica Bowin, Director of Production and Operations
Jenn Sharon, Company Manager

Rob McLeod, Technical Director
Valerie M. Webster, Costume Shop Director
Phil Lapic, Shop Foreman
Aaron Denk
, Keyman Shop
Tim Sharkey
, Keyman Shop
Dritan Cullaj, Keyman Shop
Jim Heastings, Keyman Shop
Celeste Parrendo,
 Scenic Charge
Mark Desch, Stage Carpenter
Victor JanfloneProduction Keyman
Gay Kahkonen, Properties Master
Kelly Yann
, Properties Coordinator
Naomi Miller, Properties Artisan
Zach Moore
, Sound Engineer
Joshua Beumer, Master Electrician
Mindy Miller Gregory, Draper
Whitney Vaughan, Wardrobe Master

Box Office

Marty Savolskis, Box Office Manager

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