Okema T. Moore
demaskus: A new African American Theater adds color to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District
Adding great artistry to the already vibrant Pittsburgh theater scene and beyond, providing work for people who want to remain in Pittsburgh, and opportunities for people who felt they had to leave the city to pursue them elsewhere is why Shaunda Miles created the demaskus Theater Collective.
demaskus is a Pittsburgh-based collective producing touring productions, developing multi-cultural curriculum for educational purposes, assisting artists with management, and consulting with churches, schools and community groups in writing and producing theater projects.
“The Collective wants to do work that is meaningful,” Miles said. “We want to make history and be one of the numerous artistic homes that people point to when they consider where they were given the time, space and non-judgmental support to hone their craft.”