Saltworks Theatre Company

Educate • Challenge • Inspire School AssembliesYoung Actors Studio

What is Saltworks?

Saltworks is a non-profit, professional arts company which addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children, youth, and families through the creation and performance of contemporary dramatic works.

What we’ve been up to…

Media coverage of When Panic Attacks

On January 30, 2024 WPXI-TV Pittsburgh aired a story about When Panic Attacks as part of their “Breaking the Stigma” series.

Around the World in 80 Days

We premiered our original adaptation of the Jules Verne classic Around the World in 80 Days on October 20th and 21st of 2023. The adventure returns on April 19th and 20th this year!

Young Actors Studio

Our Spring Studio class, Share a Scene!, began on Thursday, March 21st! We will spend the first four weeks focusing on improv skills and the final four weeks working on scenes.
Stay tuned for our Summer Studio 2024 dates!

When Panic Attacks

In February 2023, we premiered our new assembly show for middle and high school, When Panic Attacks, that addresses the issues of anxiety, negative body image, and an unhealthy preoccupation with social media.

Help Us Replace Our 18-Year-Old Tour Van

After 18 years of adventures, our tour van is in immediate need of extensive repairs. We use our tour van to transport our five actors and tour equipment to schools all around the Pittsburgh area as well as out of state.
Please visit and share our GoFundMe! Any amount you can contribute will help us continue to positively impact schools and students through the power of live theater!

Help support our mission!

“Be the salt that flavors and preserves a life of adventure.”

School Assemblies

Believing that students can be positively changed through the power of live theater.

For more information, please call Norma at 412-621-6150
or e-mail at nalrutz@saltworks.org

Young Actors Studio

An opportunity for our young actors to stretch their performance skills to new levels.

Stay tuned for Summer Studio 2024 dates!

Our school assemblies are performed by professional actors and run 45-50 minutes in length.

Testimonials

Happy people.

“The students are completely engaged in the performance. These real life scenarios are ones that they can relate to on a daily basis. The actors perform in a way that captures the attention of Elementary students and they do a wonderful job every year.”

Muse Elementary School

“The presentation was very appropriate for the current times and I believe it will have an impact on students. The Saltworks group is very good at delivering messages that are relevant, timely, and necessary for young people to hear over and over again.”

Principal, Burgettstown Junior Senior High School

“This was one of the best educational performances ever! My students were thoroughly entertained. Please keep West Mifflin in mind for future performances.”

Principal, West Mifflin

“The students and staff loved the performance and I would highly recommend other schools to invite this company in for an assembly. The students benefit from the core values that are taught and the play helps in implementing character education.”

Pittsburgh Liberty

“The performance felt very real to watch which is important since middle school students struggle when something seems fake and childish. We really appreciated the talk afterward and wish we had more time!”

Winchester Thurston