barebones productions is a Pittsburgh theater company whose mission is to facilitate the growth of local theater artists through the production of challenging, entertaining, thought-provoking plays and to attract new, young audiences by employing minimal production elements for maximum impact.

Founded in 2003 by theater artist Patrick Jordan, barebones has garnered a reputation for producing high-quality, risk-taking plays.


Patrick jordan founder + artistic director


Patrick has been at the helm of barebones productions since 2003, leading this fearless and fiercely independent organization from a storage room under a bowling alley in Squirrel Hill to the Northside of Pittsburgh to Braddock, PA. His work is hailed as “vicious, funny, madly topical” by the Pittsburgh City Paper (Hir, 2018), and has been engaging audiences throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania for over two decades. 

In addition to his work with barebones, Patrick has also performed with Bricolage Production Company, City Theatre, PICT, Kinetic, Quantum Theatre, The Playhouse REP, The rap musical Pittsburgh Batman, The Project (New York), and Srishti (in Calcutta, India). Patrick’s extensive film and television credits include: The Dark Knight Rises, She’s Out of My League, Mindhunter, One Dollar, Where’d You Go Bernadette, Southpaw, The Next Three Days, The Kill Point, Supah Ninja’s, Those Who Kill, Mysteries of Pittsburgh, Smart People, Lovestruck, Civilians, Mafia, and Progression. Patrick is a Post-Gazette Performer of the year and was named best actor in Pittsburgh City Paper’s “Best Of” list for 2017. Patrick is a graduate of The University of Pittsburgh.

When not on the stage, behind it, or fixing it, Patrick is spending time with his wife Eileen, and performing his favorite role as father to Pepper.