About the Red Masquers
The Duquesne University Red Masquers is proud to lay claim to being the oldest amateur theatre company in the city of Pittsburgh. Known as the Red Masquers since 1914, the group traces its roots back to the late 1800s when Duquesne first started to offer an education in dramatics. Since its founding, the company has given literally hundreds of performances in several venues and has weathered dramatic changes in its structure, the university, and the city of Pittsburgh.
The company provides an opportunity for students to learn about and participate in theater regardless of their major or background. Majors represented include business, pharmacy, communications, English and more. Membership is open to any student in good academic standing. No previous theatrical experience is required.
The Red Masquers perform a variety of acts throughout the year, including main-stage play and musical performances.