Pittsburgh Public Theater Playtime

Pittsburgh Public Theater's PlayTime is an online play reading series which takes place each Thursday at 7pm EDT. The events are free of charge, but all donations received during the presentation will be shared with the artists involved. TUNE IN HERE.

Up Next: DOT by Colman Domingo
Thursday, July 16 at 7pm EDT

Just in time for Christmas in July comes the heartwarming holiday comedy DOT by Tony Award-nominated writer and actor Colman Domingo. The Shealy siblings, West Philadelphia born and raised, descend one by one on their childhood home to celebrate with their widowed mother Dotty. Shelly does her best to manage her mother’s care while trying to raise her young son and thirty-something sister Averie. Marital strife, physical insecurities, and a juice cleanse thrust middle sibling Donnie into the beginning stages of a mid-life crisis. And Dotty’s ongoing fight with Alzheimer’s sets the stage for many other battles as she clings to old memories, struggles to forge new ones, and forces her kids to empathize with her condition. Through all the heated disagreements, classic Christmas records, and 10 a.m. cocktails, the family is reminded of the true reason for the season: being surrounded by those you love.


  • Look for TUNE IN HERE above - and you'll be sent to Zoom. If you don't have a Zoom account, you'll have the chance to create one here.
  • Click OPEN ZOOM  and enjoy! Showtime is officially 7:00pm, but if you stop by a few minutes before, you might see a pre-show dance party!

Support Playtime

This series is free of charge, but donations are graciously accepted. A portion of donations received during each performance will go directly to the artists involved.  Click HERE for our secure PlayTime PayPal donation link. Those who contribute to Playtime will receive special recognition beginning on April 16, 2020: