Call me Janus, the deity who looks foward and backward, hence January. The looking back means celebrating the best of 2011 Pittsburgh theater. We've done it twice: on Dec. 22, we listed the Top Ten shows of 2011, along with another dozen and a few more to remember.
Then on Jan. 4 we named Laurie Klatscher the Post-Gazette's 2011 Performer of the Year, along with selecting the top ten in the four acting categories, plus directors, designers, etc. If you missed those articles, take a look.
That was also the subject of my usual Thursday appearance to talk theater on KDKA-TV's Pittsburgh Today Live. Here's the 6 1/2 minute clip (prefaced by a 30 second ad -- and don't let the "Firest Destroys Forward Township Home" headline deter you. Trust me!).