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CSA Half-Season Share

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Saturday, December 13-Thursday, June 118PM

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There’s still time to become a CSA shareholder and directly support local art.  Subscribe now to the second half of the New Hazlett 2014-2015 CSA Performance Series and receive a ticket to the world premiere of Alexis Gideon’s The Crumbling.

The second half of our CSA series includes:

As a special bonus, you’ll also receive tickets to the world premiere of Alexis Gideon’s The CrumblingFebruary 20-21.

 

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

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Fearless: A Shepherd’s Story

Presented by the Brown Chapel Heir Force

Tuesday, December 237PM

Imagine the story of the shepherds who encountered the baby Jesus and his heavenly host during their journey through the desert.  Come travel with them on their journey from fear to faith with original music and dance.   Special guests include Inspirational Vocalist Sheila Beasley and Pittsburgh recording artist Linda Ross Brown.

General Admission: $5
Reserved Seating: $10
VIP Tickets: $20

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2015 Coro Pittsburgh’s MLK Jr. Leadership Awards

Presented by Coro Center for Civic Leadership

Friday, January 235:30 - 8:30

The event celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s values-based leadership, embraced by the Coro Center for Civic Leadership, and honors the individuals and organizations in our region that lead from their values in the service of building a more inclusive democracy.

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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.

Jil Stifel and Ben Sota receive state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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

Thursday, February 12-Thursday, June 11

There’s still time to become a CSA shareholder and directly support local art.  Subscribe now to the second half of the New Hazlett 2014-2015 CSA Performance Series and receive a ticket to the world premiere of Alexis Gideon’s The Crumbling.

The second half of our CSA series includes:

As a special bonus, you’ll also receive tickets to the world premiere of Alexis Gideon’s The CrumblingFebruary 20-21.

Each New Hazlett CSA “shareholder” receives 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 in June, and easy ticket exchange.

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

 

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The Crumbling

Friday, February 20-21

TICKETS $12 in advance  |  $15 at the door

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.  Explore the importance of word and symbol in a decaying culture, as well as the marginalization and persecution of people based on heritage, gender, race or belief, and all that is lost in such persecution.

For production stills and additional information, visit Alexis’s website.

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
Animation and Cinematography 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)
Lighting Consultation by Andrew David Ostrowski
Title Design by Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul, The Changers)
Audio Mastering by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering

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.