A message to our patrons regarding COVID-19

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Public PlayTime Presents: Classics N'at

Public PlayTime's benefit series, Classics N'at, is now available for as little as a $10 donation. Donations are now being accepted through the link below. Readings will take place monthly at 7pm ET. Subscribers may access their PlayTime benefit through the information below or by clicking HERE.

A quick, yet important note about this series: As we work to add more theatrical elements to our digital programming, we've learned that various internet speeds and other outside factors may occasionally impact your viewing experience. Thank you for your patience as we enhance our production technology to bring you the highest quality and most engaging Public PlayTime programming possible.

We are sincerely grateful for your support of this important program. Please email playtime@ppt.org with any feedback regarding our Public PlayTime broadcasts.

UP NEXT:
December 17, 2020: A new commission of The Gift of the Mad Guys, an adaptation of O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi by Brian Pope
Click HERE to donate for access. Donations include the live reading and a recording through Sunday, December 20 at 10pm.

January 21, 2021: A new commission of The Three Musketeers, titled The Inseparables, by TJ Young
February 18, 2021: Romeo & Juliet, adapted by Pittsburgh Public Theater Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski
March 18, 2021: A new commission titled North of Forbes, an Agatha Christie adaptation by Tammy Ryan
April 15, 2021: A new commission of Cyrano de Bergerac, titled The Bergerac Simulation, adapted by Mora V. Harris
May 20, 2021: Black Ballerina, a new play by Stephen Fedo and Tim Rhoze
June 17, 2021: Recipient of Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Inaugural New Play Contest

TUNE IN TIPS:

General Tips

  • Make sure your device is plugged in and/or charged.
  • Connect your device to a WiFi network.
  • Allow a little extra time prior to showtime in case your device requires a software or hardware update.
  • To participate in the chat you will need to login to Vimeo. Please set up a free account ahead of time if you wish to chat!

Computer Viewing Instructions

  • Open the confirmation email from Pittsburgh Public Theater containing your private link and password for the reading.
  • Click on the link which will open your internet browser to Vimeo's website, then enter the password provided in the email. Click ACCESS.
  • The page will load the video and it will play at showtime.
  • Subscribers - log into your Cultural District account by clicking HERE and looking on the left-hand side for My Benefits to access the reading directly from your account.

iPhone and/or iPad Instructions

  • Open the confirmation email from Pittsburgh Public Theater containing your private link and password for the reading.
  • Click on the link which will open Vimeo's website, then enter the password provided in the email. Click ACCESS.
  • The page will load the video and it will play at showtime.

Apple TV on an iPhone or iPad Instructions

  • Turn on your TV and make sure it is set to the source or input your Apple TV is connected to. Make sure your Apple TV and iPhone or iPad are connected to the same WiFi network.
  • On your iPhone or iPad open the email from Pittsburgh Public Theater with the link and password. Click the link, which will take you to Vimeo’s website. Enter the password, and click SUBMIT.
  • The page will load the video and it will play at showtime.
  • Open the Control Center on your iPhone or iPad. Depending on your model, you will either swipe your finger down from the upper right corner of the screen or swipe up from the bottom edge of your screen.
  • Tap the Screen Mirroring icon and a menu will open with all of your Apple TV devices. 
  • Tap the Apple TV device connected to your TV. 
  • An AirPlay Code may appear on your TV.  Enter the code from your TV on your device.
  • Your TV will now be “mirroring” your iPhone or iPad screen.

Apple TV on a Computer Instructions

  • Turn on your TV and make sure it is set to the source or input your Apple TV is connected to. Make sure your Apple TV and Mac computer are connected to the same WiFi network.
  • On your Mac, open the email from Pittsburgh Public Theater with the link and password. Click the link, which will take you to Vimeo’s website. Enter the password, and click SUBMIT.
  • The page will load the video and it will play at showtime.
  • On your Mac click the monitor icon in the upper right of the menu bar at the top of your screen. 
  • This opens a dropdown menu. From that menu select your Apple TV.
  • An AirPlay Passcode may appear on your TV. Enter that password on your Mac to allow your TV to mirror your computer screen. 
  • Your TV will now be “mirroring” your computer screen and by playing the video. 

Android Phone/Tablet Instructions

  • Open the confirmation email from Pittsburgh Public Theater containing your private link and password for the reading.
  • Click on the link which will open Vimeo's website, then enter the password provided in the email. Click ACCESS.
  • The page will load the video and it will play at showtime.

Google Chromecast Instructions

  • Turn on your TV and make sure it is set to the source or input the Chromecast is connected to. Make sure your Chromecast device and Computer are connected to the same WiFi network.
  • On your computer open the email from Pittsburgh Public Theater with the link and password. Click the link and make sure it loads in Google Chrome. The link will take you to Vimeo’s website, enter the password, and click SUBMIT.
  • The page will load the video and it will play at showtime.
  • In the upper right corner of the webpage click the 3 vertical dot icon and a dropdown list will open.
  • Select the Cast option. When you click Cast, a box with a list of devices will appear. The Chromecast device connected to your TV will be listed if both the device and your computer are connected to the same WiFi network.
  • Click on the name of your Chromecast device. 
  • Your TV will now be “mirroring” your computer screen. 

Roku with Android Phone/Tablet Instructions

  • Turn on your TV and make sure it is set to the source or input your Roku is connected to. Make sure your Roku and your Android phone or tablet is connected to the same WiFi network. You will need to enable screen mirroring on both your Roku and Android device.
  • On your Roku’s home screen, go to the Setting’s menu, select the System submenu and choose Screen Mirroring. This will open the Screen Mirroring menu.
  • On your Android phone or tablet enable screen mirroring. Many different manufacturers produce Android phones and tablets. Depending on your manufacturer, the term, icon, and location of where to enable screen mirroring will vary. 
  • Here are some common terms for screen mirroring on android devices: Screen Sharing, Smart View, Quick Connect, SmartShare, AllShare Cast, Wireless Display, Display mirroring, HTC Connect, Screen Casting, Cast.
  • Typically, screen mirroring is enabled in the settings menu, often under a cast, connection, network, or display submenu. Please refer to your device’s user guide if you cannot locate your screen mirroring feature.
  • Enable screen sharing on your Android device. Your Roku should appear in a list. Select your Roku. Your TV will now be “mirroring” your Android device’s screen.
  • Your Roku may ask permission for your Android Device to screen mirror. Select the Accept button.
  • On your Android device, Open the confirmation email from Pittsburgh Public Theater containing your private link and password for the reading. 
  • Click on the link which will open Vimeo's website, then enter the password provided in the email. Click ACCESS.
  • The page will load the video and it will play at showtime.

Amazon Fire Stick with Android Device Instructions

  • Turn on your TV and make sure it is set to the source or input your Amazon Fire Stick is connected to. Make sure your Android smartphone or tablet and Amazon First Stick are on the same WiFi network. You will need to enable screen mirroring on both your Fire Stick and Android device. 
  • On your Fire Stick remote, hold down the home buttonand a menu on your TV will pop up with the option to Mirror. Select Mirror. 
  • On your Android phone or tablet enable screen mirroring. Many different manufacturers produce Android phones and tablets. Depending on your manufacturer, the term, icon, and location of where to enable screen mirroring will vary. 
  • Typically, screen mirroring is enabled in the settings menu, often under a cast, connection, network, or display submenu. Please refer to your device’s user guide if you cannot locate your screen mirroring.
  • Here are some common terms for screen mirroring on android devices: Screen Sharing, Smart View, Quick Connect, SmartShare, AllShare Cast, Wireless Display, Display mirroring, HTC Connect, Screen Casting, Cast.
  • Enable screen sharing on your Android device. Your Amazon Fire Stick should appear in a list. Select Amazon Fire Stick. Your TV will now be “mirroring” your Android device’s screen. 
  • On your Android device, Open the confirmation email from Pittsburgh Public Theater containing your private link and password for the reading. 
  • Click on the link which will open Vimeo's website, then enter the password provided in the email. Click ACCESS.
  • The page will load the video and it will play at showtime.