Pittsburgh Playwrights Presents Vanessa German’s ‘Hypersensitive’ (Tues., 5/18/21)

Vanessa German takes us to her roots in 'Hypersensitive.'

Vanessa German takes us to her roots in ‘Hypersensitive.’

HYPERSENSITIVE (one-woman show) by Vanessa German. Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company. Live outdoors, May 18 at 8 p.m. and streamed online at dates TBA.

Is Pittsburgh still the Renaissance City? Yes, and it even has a Renaissance Woman: Vanessa German. She is a nationally exhibited sculptor, a community activist and founder of the ARThouse center in Homewood … and a powerful writer and performer. If you were lucky, you saw Vanessa German a couple of years ago playing Ma Rainey. She was thunder and lightning in a 2018 production of August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, staged by Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company. Now PPTCo brings her back for a solo show of her own. German’s Hypersensitive is being presented in an unusual way for our unusual times. She performs the piece live, outdoors, in a limited-seating production for which tickets can be purchased. A film of the performance will then be streamed on dates yet to be announced. Hypersensitive is part of Pittsburgh Ballet’s Open Air Festival at Schenley Park’s Flagstaff Hill.

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