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Parade

Presented by Front Porch Theatricals

Thursday, August 21-31

Daring, innovative and bold, Parade won the Tony awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000. Now, Front Porch Theatrics brings this Broadway hit to the New Hazlett stage. Set in 1913, Parade tells the story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, who is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan.

Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor’s false testimony seal Leo’s fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

Times and Schedules

August 21 – 23 | 8:00 PM
August 24 | 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
August 28 – 29 | 8:00 PM
August 30 | 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
August 31 | 2:00 PM

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Unleased! Artist Party + Dog Fashion Show

Presented by the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Wednesday, September 35:30PM

The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council hosts Unleashed: Artist Party and Dog Fashion Show – a dog fashion show and party to kick off ArtDOG, The Pittsburgh Foundation’s upcoming Arts Day of Giving.

Dogs will compete outside prizes while party goers enjoy food, drink, and entertainment with emcees PhatManDee and Hollyhood.  During the show, five local artists will be randomly selected before a live audience to become inaugural recipients of the Unleashed Artists Fund on October 2, Arts Day of Giving!  Free food, cash bar, $10 admission.

Please note: the fashion show takes place outside the theatre, not inside.

For more information or to enter your dog in the contest, visit GPAC online.

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Parallel Lives

Presented by CORNINGWORKS

Wednesday, September 10-14Wednesday at 7PM, Thursday - Saturday at 8PM, Sunday Matinee at 2PM

Despite the constant “in touch” technology, humanity seems to be growing further apart, more sealed into our own worlds.  Parallel Lives explores the quiet hum of our expectations. Two strangers? Two lovers? Two neighbors? We don’t know for certain, however what we do know is they are separated by their inability to connect.

Beth Corning performs this unique duet in collaboration with renowned award-winning dancer Arthur Aviles, a former principal dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company.

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Salon Noir

A Benefit Party Supporting the New Hazlett Theater

Thursday, September 186PM

Mark your calendars and join the New Hazlett Theater for our annual benefit gala this September. Doors open at 6PM, performances begin at 7PM, dessert and jazz at 8:30PM.

With groundbreaking dancers Hammerstep and local artists Alexis Gideon, Teena Marie Custer, Mark Flaherty, Mark Perna, and Rick Dickerson.

VIP ticket holders are invited to a special reception on September 10 at 6:30 at the McCrory residence atop Mt. Washington. VIP tickets also include admission to the main event on September 18.

Tickets are $125 through September 12. Afterwards, they’re $150.
VIP tickets are $250.

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CSA Artist: Moriah Ella Mason

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Saturday, October 118pm

Moriah Ella Mason’s Contained walks the line between wild and domestic.  Inspired by the strange assortment of creatures found in natural history museums, dancers evolve from insects to animals, from humans to monsters, myths, and beyond.  Contained explores our relationship to the untamed.

About the Local Artist

Moriah Ella Mason is a choreographer and interdisciplinary artist living and working in Pittsburgh.  Her work has been seen locally at BUNKERprojects, RAW Pittsburgh, Spinning Plate Artist Lofts, and The Space Upstairs and has also been presented in Philadelphia, Tucson, and Brooklyn. She finds inspiration in visceral experiences, snails, the hall of North American wildlife in the Carnegie Museum, muscles and bones, gravity, and mapmakers. Ella graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2009 with concentrations in Modern Dance and International Development. You can learn more at www.moriahellamason.com.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series is based on the farm share model of community supported agriculture.  For only $100, each New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receives six fresh productions, delivered every other month to the New Hazlett Theater.

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CSA Performance Series 2014-2015

presented by the New Hazlett Theater

Saturday, October 11-Thursday, June 11

Each New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receives six fresh productions, delivered every other month to the New Hazlett Theater.  What will your share include?  Only the best new work our local creative community has to offer, from dance and music, to theater and performance art.

Becoming a shareholders allows you to directly support local artists, and it comes with several unique benefits as well.  Shareholder benefits include special events and offers, access to our Artist Harvest launch party this June, and easy ticket exchange.

The upcoming New Hazlett Theater CSA 2014-15 season lineup includes projects by:

SUBSCRIBER BONUS
Become a shareholder today and in addition to these six outstanding performances, you’ll receive tickets to the world premiere of Alexis Gideon’s The Crumbling.

PREVIEW PERFORMANCE AT THE GALLERY CRAWL

The CSA Performance Series is supported in part by The Benter Foundation, Hillman Foundation, and The McKinney Charitable Foundation. 

The CSA Performance Series is part of the Community Supported Arts Alliance.  For details on the visual art CSA, visit www.csapgh.com.

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Day Room Window

Presented by

Thursday, October 16-25Thursday - Saturday 7:30PM, Sunday 2PM

Written and Directed by Bonnie Cohen

A bold new play about nine adolescent girls, incarcerated as adults in a women’s prison.  Who they are? How did they get there? Their individual journeys toward self-discovery, rehabilitation and the possibility of salvation will open your eyes.

Drawn from the playwright’s true experience, the play demonstrates the ability of compassion and art to change lives and reveals the power of theatre to illuminate and engage. The play’s premiere production features both some of Pittsburgh’s most talented veteran stage professionals and exciting young female actors.

 

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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Friday, October 31-Sunday, November 9

World premiere adaptation by Bruce Hall
Based on the writings of Robert Louis Stevenson
Directed by Michael McKelvey

Enter the mind and world of Dr. Jekyll and seek to find the true identity of Mr. Hyde. As Dr. Jekyll transforms into a creature that stalks the streets of London, will the secrets in his laboratory be discovered before it is too late?

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CSA Artist: Jennifer Myers

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Friday, December 128pm

Rivers, streets, sidewalks, and bridges…Performance artist Jennifer Myers takes six performances created for public spaces and translates them into an all-new work for the New Hazlett stage.  Myers weaves a narrative that speaks to contemporary city life and the problems and beauties that we all face together.

About the Local Artist

Jennifer Myers is a visual artist living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. Her practice follows two trajectories: as a studio-based artist in sculpture, photography, printmaking, and drawing; and as director of public performances. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country.  Learn more about her work at punkypip.com.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series is based on the farm share model of community supported agriculture.  For only $100, each New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receives six fresh productions, delivered every other month to the New Hazlett Theater.

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CSA Artists: Jil Stifel and Ben Sota

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, February 128pm

When contemporary circus meets dance, anything is possible.  Dropped into a sweeping landscape performers ignite the world around them.  In this new collaboration between Jil Stifel and Ben Sota, moments of quirkiness melt into shifting perceptions and reveal hidden beauty.

About the Local Artists

Jil Stifel is a collaborative artist who works in movement, dance and performance. Her choreography and multi-media projects have been presented in the United States and Japan. She teaches dance at the University of Pittsburgh and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Highest Honors in dance from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Learn more at jilstifel.com.

Ben Sota is the artistic director of Zanny Umbrella Cirus. He studied circus at Flic Circus school in Turin Italy, the San Francisco Circus Center, Trapeze Arts, and Acro Sports, and he has produced over thirty shows and performed at the National Council on Foundation, the National Storytelling Convention, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, at Al Hussein Amphitheater in Amman Jordan, and at hundreds of other venues. Learn more at zannyumbrellacircus.com.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series is based on the farm share model of community supported agriculture.  For only $100, each New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receives six fresh productions, delivered every other month to the New Hazlett Theater.

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The Crumbling

Friday, February 20-21

Alexis Gideon and a team of artistic collaborators present the world premiere of The Crumbling, a 21 minute narrative stop-motion animated opera that combines projected video with live music.  Follow the trials of an apprentice librarian as she tries to save her city from crumbling down around her.  Set in a dream-like town made of myth, The Crumbling explores the importance of words and symbols in a decaying culture.  Drawing from esoteric texts and ancient lore, this unique blend of live performance and video animation mixes modern technology with a unique visual aesthetic to create a kind of contemporary story-song.

About Gideon

The Crumbling is Gideon’s fourth stop-motion animated video opera. He has performed his earlier work over 350 times and in 11 countries, including at New Museum of Contemporary Art (Manhattan, NY), Moderna Museet (Stockholm, Sweden), Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus, Ohio), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, IL), Times Zone Festival (Bari, Italy) and Suedpol (Luzerne, Switzerland). Gideon came to Pittsburgh just over a year ago and says he was drawn to the city for its vibrant art scene and down-to-earth attitude.

Directed by Alexis Gideon
Written by Jacob Rubin (Best New American Voices, New York Magazine, Slate) and Alexis Gideon
Music Composed, Performed and Produced by Alexis Gideon
Cinematography by Alexis Gideon
Animation by Alexis Gideon
Character and Set Fabrication by Cynthia Star (Paranorman, Coraline) and Alexis Gideon
Costume Fabrication by Casey Droege (Six X Ate, CSA PGH) and Alexis Gideon
Background Sky Conception and Execution by Gretchen Neidert (Pittsburgh Filmmakers) and Alexis Gideon
Additional Mystic Artwork by Celeste Neuhaus (International Symposium for Electronic Art, LACMA)
Title Design by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul, The Changers)

Funding for Alexis Gideon was provided by the Investing in Professional Artists Program, a partnership of The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments.

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CSA Artist: Anya Martin

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, April 28pm

Anya Martin, along with the Hiawatha Project and a team of performing artists, disassembles the legendary hero of the American railroad, John Henry.  JH: Mechanics of a Legend looks deep into our cultural past for the human behind the folklore.

What convergence of events gave rise to this icon myth?  The likes of Johnny Cash, Harry Belafonte, and Bruce Springsteen have all drawn on Henry for inspiration in their folk ballads, but are Henry’s roots only legend or is there truth in the stories?

About the Local Artist

Anya is the artistic director and lead conceptual artist, playwright, and director of the Hiawatha Project.  Hiawatha strives to create original ensemble-based performances inspired by specific social issues.  Learn more at hiawathaproject.org.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series is based on the farm share model of community supported agriculture.  For only $100, each New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receives six fresh productions, delivered every other month to the New Hazlett Theater.

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CSA Double Feature

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, June 118pm

Teena Marie Custer examines how we create personas across social networks with a brand new solo hip-hop dance performance.  Included with this performance, Roberta Guido uses dance to explore the powerful effects of touch on human emotion.

About the Local Artists

Teena Marie Custer is a b-girl and hip hop dance theatre artist based in Pittsburgh, PA.  Teena Marie battles and performs internationally with her all female street dance group, Venus Fly Trap, as well as her local Pittsburgh crew, Get Down Gang. Her hip hop dance theater solo, “The Be-Girl Diaries” was selected to be performed at Sadler’s Wells Theater in London, England.

Roberta Guido is a student at The College at Brockport, New York, where she has danced in numerous performances.  In the coming year, Roberta aims to create new work outside the university setting and establish herself as an artist and dancer.

About the CSA

The New Hazlett Theater Community Supported Art Performance Series is based on the farm share model of community supported agriculture.  For only $100, each New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receives six fresh productions, delivered every other month to the New Hazlett Theater.