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CSA at the Gallery Crawl

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Friday, September 227PM

Please note, this is an offsite event.  Free and open to the public.

Come get a taste of the freshest crop of artists Pittsburgh has ever seen. The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series artists give you a taste of their upcoming work at the Gallery Crawl on Friday, September 22.  This year, the New Hazlet CSA teams up with Texture Contemporary Ballet to bring you an evening of entertainment. Performances start at 7:00 and continuing throughout the night.  Stick around between the previews to talk and mingle with the artists.

Visit the Cultural District for a full schedule of Gallery Crawl events.

ABOUT THE CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area. On the surface, our CSA seems like a regular subscription series, but underneath it’s so much more. Your share in the CSA doesn’t just pay for a seat at a show. You’re providing the resources these artists need to create professional caliber work. Beyond that, you’re helping to support Pittsburgh’s next crop of groundbreaking artists.

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In the Company of Ghosts

Presented by Frank Ferraro and Adrienne Wehr

Fri-Sun, September 22-24Friday - Saturday 8PM, Sunday Matinee at 2PM

What happens when we look in a mirror? Do we witness a reflection of our true selves or the sum of the ghosts that travel with us? Utilizing a range of disciplines to conjure their personal ghosts, veteran artists Frank Ferraro and Adrienne Wehr take us on a fearless journey of life on life’s terms.

This world premiere is the result of a two-year collaboration between Wehr and Ferraro. In sharing their own stories with each other, they recognized universal themes common to us all, inspiring them to bring these stories to life through spoken word, video, original music, installation art, soundscapes and more.

“Radical vulnerability that surges forth into the souls of the audience. Frank and Adrienne bravely convey the full spectrum of what it means to be human. They hold nothing back.”
— Gina, audience member (workshop presentation)

Friday 9/22 | Opening Night
Post-show reception catered by Black Radish Kitchen and coffee by KLV’N Coffee Lab.

Salon conversations with the artists to follow each performance in the lobby of the theater.

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Boundless

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet

Fri-Sun, September 29-October 1

Texture pushes the limits of movement, concept, and style in Boundless. Moving beyond the boundaries of the human body, creating deeper, yet enlightening works, and merging styles into one will be at the forefront of this dynamic and compelling show.

Guest choreographer Robert Poe, from St. Louis-based The Big Muddy Dance Company, brings to the performance his premiere, “Suspended Menagerie.” Contemplating the power of memories and the ability to look back upon them, he has crafted a beautiful and meaningful work.

Also being presented is a new ballet by Associate Artistic Director, Kelsey Bartman. Danced to the “Infra” music of Max Ritcher, the piece explores a journey that’s impactful, but swift. Rounding out the program is a new work by Artistic Director Alan Obuzor. The dancers, wearing various shoes, dance to a lively variety of music.

There will be Q&A sessions following the Friday and Saturday evening performances.

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Boundless RADical Days

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet and the New Hazlett Theater

Saturday, September 304PM

Texture presents excerpts from Boundless followed by interactive games for the children in the audience. The New Hazlett is a creative hub for a diverse range of artists, audiences, and performances.

(Note: tickets must be reserved in advance by visiting www.textureballet.org.  Click tickets for Boundless, click Children’s Performance, one ticket per family.)

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Dance Shorts

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet

Sunday, October 15:30 (following Boundless)

“Dance Shorts” is an eclectic assortment of short dance works by a variety of dance groups, each bringing their own dancers and performing their original works.  This unique event will showcase a wide range of styles, ages, and flavors of dance, and is sure to have something for everyone.

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Artist Resource Fair

Presented by GPAC

Monday, October 26-8PM

A joint information session on grants and programs for regional artists. Representatives from The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, New Sun Rising, Awesome Pittsburgh, Penn Avenue Creatives and the New Hazlett will share information about:

  • Investing in Professional Artists: The Pittsburgh Region Artists Program, grants to individual artists and to arts organizations for artists’ residencies.
  • Grants for artists within the Advancing Black Arts program
  • Crew 412
  • ioby
  • Soup n’At
  • New Sun Rising
  • Flight School
  • Awesome Pittsburgh
  • MTAP
  • GPAC: Artist Opportunity Grants, PA Partners in the Arts, The Access Microfund
  • Artist Relations: Technical assistance and other services for artists
  • New Hazlett CSA Performance Series

Join us for presentations followed by a reception with a chance to meet the funders, program directors, and fellow artists.

Registration is free, but please RSVP with the “Buy Tickets” link above.

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Doors Open Pittsburgh – The New Hazlett Theater

Presented by Doors Open Pittsburgh and the New Hazlett Theater

Saturday, October 7

The New Hazlett Theater opens its doors on October 7 as part of the second annual Doors Open Pittsburgh. Once inside, you will either be provided a guided/semi-guided tour, be allowed to self-explore, or there will be a Doors Open Pittsburgh docent on-hand to share insightful information about the building.

 

You decide which buildings you want to explore, make a list, and go. Reservations are NOT required to visit any participating building (simply show your ticket).

Children under 18 and seniors 65 and over are free, but they still need a ticket.

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Ascendance

Presented by RAE Productions

Sat-Sun, October 7-8

Ascendance is a celebration of dance and those who create it. Join Millennium Dance Complex as they showcase and support local choreographers and their original work. This year’s show features performances by local dancers and Pittsburgh-based dance companies, including fireWALL Dance Theatre, Texture Contemporary Ballet, Exhalations Dance Theatre, and Millennium Dance Complex Pittsburgh. Ascendance includes multiple genres of dance—from ballet to hip hop—and is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

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The Three Musketeers

Presented by The Jesters' Guild

Fri-Sun, October 13-15

Based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, The Three Musketeers is a tale of heroism, treachery, and above all, honor. D’Artagnan and his sister Sabine set off for Paris in search of adventure. They quickly become entangled in a series of plots. Soon after reaching Paris, d’Artagnan encounters the greatest heroes of the day, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the famous musketeers.

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The Moth GrandSLAM

Presented by The Moth

Friday, October 208PM

The Moth presents the GrandSLAM, a battle of wits and words – fierce, hilarious, heartbreaking and all points between. Listen as ten StorySLAM champs tell tales about the ouches of development. Hurdles of the heart as you ripen. Fighting your way through hell or just making it through freshman orientation. You can only rise from the ashes if you make it through the fire.

The Moth is dedicated to finding intriguing people to tell inspired stories. At The Moth StorySLAM, those people find us. On this night, using words as weapons, they compete to determine The Moth’s Chicago GrandSLAM Story Champion.

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Between Us and Grace

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, October 268PM

Stella is seventeen and ready for what’s next. Chafing at the confines of her increasingly strict religious upbringing, music has become her escape. She shares a too-small town with Jacky, a restless fellow songwriter. A chance meeting on a lonely Sunday night sets in motion a chain of events that will profoundly shift both of their lives. A workshop of a new play laced with music, Between Us and Grace is an exploration of creation, faith, and the price of inspiration.

Clare Drobot serves as director of New Play Development at City Theatre and prior to that worked as a dramaturg in New York and New Jersey. Her plays include The Bakken Formations (Ars Nova’s ANT FEST, composer Fritz Myers), Inktrap, Subprime, and Ways of Seeing.

Nathan Zoob is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who has worked as musical director for WYEP, WDVE, The Pittsburgh Blues Festival and the Randy Baumann Rambles. You can catch him solo on his debut EP, Curriculum Vitae, with Mark Dignam and the House of Song, or as a member of indie-rock darlings Wreck Loose. He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.

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All Quiet on the Western Front

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, November 3-12

By Erich Maria Remarque | Directed by Scott P. Calhoon
Adapted for the stage by Robin Kingsland

The US Premiere adaptation brings to life the poignant novel of World War I by Erich Maria Remarque as Paul Baumer, a student of nineteen, shares the lives, victories, tragedies and kinship of young soldiers who faced fighting for their country as German soldiers in the trenches of the Western Front.

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Chrysalis

Produced by Jennifer Saunders LaRocco

Monday, November 138PM

Chrysalis is a snapshot of Jennifer Saunders LaRocco’s recent work. Join her, Baritone Brian Keith Johnson, and Pianist Raymond Blackwell on a journey through love, intrigue, and laughter.

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Presence

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, December 78PM

Presence is the crossroads where jazz, classical, and electronic music meet. It is a unique musical meditation on place, space, and the human condition. John Petrucelli’s latest compositional endeavor combines three different musical genres into one original performance featuring a jazz quintet, a string quartet, and electronics.

About John

Described by All About Jazz as “a musician with a burning desire to explore,” John Petrucelli is an award-winning saxophonist and composer who has performed alongside internationally renowned artists such as Terence Blanchard, Geri Allen, and Victor Lewis. John received critical acclaim for his debut album The Way. John’s performances present an enthralling amalgam of technique, formal and rhythmic invention.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.

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Apart From Me

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, February 88PM

Using a combination of touch sensors, soundscapes and wearable fabric sculptures, artists H. Gene Thompson, Arvid Tomayko, and Ru Emmons create a language around the push and pull of human connection.

Elastic wearables become membranes to resist and barriers to break, both joining and separating. The performers activate their environment with embedded sensors that control the soundscape, taking the audience on an abstract journey of language through touch and separation.

H. Gene Thompson’s work questions human connectivity through the exploration of wearable fabric sculptures, creating spaces that challenge social boundaries. Morphing wearables with movement, Thompson creates images that distort the state of stable consciousness.

Arvid Tomayko is an experimental musician and multimedia artist. Their unique auditory and visual experiences explore the intersection of electronic sound performance, process driven composition, and interactive installation.

Ru Emmons is a queer, nonbinary Pittsburgh native. For Emmons, movement is a way of reclaiming their scrambled body and inviting others to do the same.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, March 9-18

By Dr. Maya Angelou | Directed by Monteze Freeland
Adapted for the stage by Myra Platt

The regional premiere adaptation brings to life Maya Angelou’s landmark memoir as she finds her voice, rises above the challenges of growing up black and female in the South during the 1930s, and learns to use her identity as a source of strength. Prime Stage honors the work of Dr. Angelou and others who use their voices to positively inspire others.

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Rushing Horizons

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet

Fri-Sun, March 23-25

The mission of Texture Contemporary Ballet is to create and present authentic and dynamic movement that is based in classical ballet.  Our artists express originality and passion through collaboration and performance, with the goal to inspire an appreciation of dance, and to captivate our audiences.

Texture Contemporary Ballet’s new season begins with Rushing Horizons.

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Büer’s Kiss

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, April 128PM

Felecia’s body betrays her. Her husband rejects her. Her society exiles her to a place where the beliefs are a mockery, but whose residents welcome her with open (albeit misshapen) arms. Her new life is stable enough, but things are not what they seem. A quiet war of belief is about to erupt, and Felecia will be forced to take sides. Büer’s Kiss is a multimedia comics experience featuring voice actors, foley effects, and projected images.

Carl Antonowicz is a cartoonist and performer based in Pittsburgh. He graduated from the Center for Cartoon Studies in 2009 and has been steadily building a body of comics work based around his independent research into Medical History, Epidemiology, and the Medieval Period. You can read some of his comics online at http://cantocomics.wordpress.com

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.

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The Diary of Anne Frank

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, May 4-13

By Anne Frank
By Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman.
Definitive Edition 2016
Directed by Richard Keitel

The production of this timeless classic brings to life the spirit of a young girl, Anne Frank, as she voices her belief in a world caught up in conflict, prejudice, and confinement. “In spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.” Prime Stage honors Holocaust survivors, Righteous Gentiles, Rescuers and their families.

Sensory-Friendly Performance

May 12th at 1:00

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Escape Velocity

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, May 318PM

Imagine a circus shaped entirely by the audience and one very unique deck of tarot cards. Escape Velocity tells the story of a soul trapped in limbo, revealed one draw at a time. What scripts have we been handed? What prisons do we construct for ourselves?  What is our capacity for resistance, rebellion, and rebirth?

Double Blind Productions is an interdisciplinary performance collective spanning Pittsburgh, Colorado, and New York. Double Blind currently consists of Amanda Hackman, John Hackman, Moriah Ella Mason, Angela Whalen, and Miles Wilder with guest collaborators the Bombyx Collective and O’Ryan the O’Mazing.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett CSA, the first and only performance series of its kind, introduces you to the freshest, most original artists in the Pittsburgh area.  Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought over 100 new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, our CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.