Welcome to RealTime’s new series of interdisciplinary theatrical experiences that celebrate the personality, lived experiences and personal history of ordinary extraordinary Pittsburghers. Each show unites artists from different disciplines and mediums, challenging them to collaboratively craft a work that captures a Pittsburgh-area resident, and encouraging innovations in form to match the unique content that makes up an individual’s life. 

The subjects are everyday Pittsburghers– not folks who are ‘Pittsburgh famous’ or widely recognized; and starting in 2023, the public will be able to nominate subjects for the shows.

Because everyone, if you look closely enough, is a work of art. 

Click here to discover the first People of Pittsburgh: The Alchemist of Sharpsburg, created by Rusty Thelin and Emmanuelle Wambach, April 2022.

Project photo credit: Laura Petrilla. Photo credits, this page: Pixelab Studios, Delaney Sears.