The Bard of Pittsburgh Theatre Company (BOP) mission is stated in the support letter. In practical terms, that mission would be achieved with the creation of three repertory companies. The model for a repertory company is the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), which has i) a base (Stratford), ii) an artistic director, iii) permanent back stage and administrative management, iv) permanent team of actors and v) a mission (to perform the plays of Shakespeare and playwrights of his era). The BOP repertory companies would be like the RSC except ‘Shakespeare’ is replaced by ‘August Wilson’ and ‘playwrights of his era’ by ‘plays about the black experience’.
The goal is to create three repertory companies: