Directed by Karla Boos and Joe Seamans

Experience the “consummate local production of 2020-21, on screen or in person” with a free encore streaming of Far Away until February 6 in honor of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette‘s recognition of the “daring” online production by Caryl Churchill.

Far Away is Caryl Churchill’s surreal portrait of a descent into a hyper-partisan future we hope will never come to pass. We follow a young woman through mysterious nocturnal activity to unbelievable hat construction and right into a dark future where everything, alive and inanimate, is at war: Wasps, computer programmers, children under five …

It’s 45 minutes of shocking theater, turned into an evocative film by the artistry of Joe Seamans and Mark Knobil.

Available to Stream until February 6

Access the free encore presentation of Far Away via YouTube here. Donations in support of our work are gratefully accepted. Just click here.


Lisa Velten Smith
Ingrid Sonnichsen
Andrew William Smith


Creative Team

Director of Photography – Mark Knobil
Scenic Design – Kelsey Garrett
Costume Design – Susan Tsu
Lighting Design – Sydney Asselin
Sound & Music Design – Sartje Pickett
Director of Production – Hank Bullington
Stage Manager – Piper Clement
Hats by Scott Andrew, Lara Berich, Janet Groom Campbell and Kristin McLain, Kerri Angeletti,
Mindy Eshelman, Elyse Grimaldi, Leah Klocko, Becca Jewett, Bri McDivitt-Smith, Venise St. Pierre, Sophia Stokes, Jillian Warner.

FAQs and Help

How do I purchase tickets?

No purchase necessary. Far Away is free to stream on YouTube until February 6. Click here to watch. Donations are greatly appreciated by clicking here.


How do I get into the stream?

Far Away will be hosted on YouTube via this link. Just follow the link and enjoy the show! The encore presentation will be taken down on February 6.

Can I watch this on my television via my existing media center, or my Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV Stick, Roku, or similar?

  1. If you have an Apple computer or mobile device running the most recent iOS/MacOS version, and an AppleTV, you can mirror with Airplay | LEARN MORE
  2. If you have an Android mobile device or Windows PC, you can mirror a Chrome browser tab to a Chromecast | LEARN MORE


How do I watch on my Smart TV?

Patrons who can access their email via their Smart TV should also be able to click the YouTube link to access Far Away. It’s important you follow the link provided for the encore presentation as it’s not searchable on the web. You may also pull up Far Away on your device, such as a laptop, and connect to your TV via HDMI.

What is the best quality to watch Far Away on YouTube?

We recommend watching Far Away at the highest resolution, 1080p. This will allow the best viewing experience for patrons. You can adjust the resolution by clicking the gear setting at the bottom right of the video, clicking “quality,” and selecting “1080p HD.”


Help! I have another question.

We would be happy to help. Send us an email at or call 412.362.1713.