The Duquesne University Red Masquers are the oldest amateur theatre company in the city of Pittsburgh. Known as the Red Masquers since 1914, the company can trace its roots back to the late 19th century when Duquesne first started to offer courses in drama.
The group is constituted by a mixture of Duquesne students from all majors, including pharmacy, business, communications, English, and more. Membership is open to all students in good academic standing.
The Masquers put on a variety of plays throughout the year, annually performing three main-stage plays, generally consisting of one classical, one modern, and one contemporary. One of these main stage plays is an alumni show in which former members of the Red Masquers are invited to participate. Additionally, they perform two sets of One-act plays. In the winter, the company performs "Premieres," which are student-written plays, while in the spring, "One Acts for Charity," selected from professional playwrights, are performed. The group has also participated in the Pittsburgh Monologue Project.
- "Red Masquers". Duquesne University. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
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