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CSA at the Gallery Crawl

820 Liberty Avenue

Friday, July 106pm (doors at 5:30)

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

The New Hazlett Theater CSA artists give you a taste of their upcoming work at the Gallery Crawl on Friday, July 10.  Doors open at 5:30 with performances by New Hazlett CSA performing artists starting at 6:00 and continuing throughout the night.  Talk and mingle with the artists afterwards.

Look for us on the cultural stop route at 820 Liberty Avenue, right next to SPACE.

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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Summer Musical Theater

Presented by Pittsburgh Musical Theater

Wed-Sat, July 8-11

Pittsburgh Musical Theater presents the culmination of their summer-long musical theater program, featuring Once on This Island and Shrek Jr.

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once On This Island is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, “The Little Mermaid.” And everyone’s favorite ogre is back in Shrek Jr. This hilarious stage spectacle is based on the Oscar-winning smash hit film.

Once on This Island, July 8 – 11
Shrek Jr., July 9 – 11

For times and ticket information, call 412 539-0900 x232
Braille and large print programs are available.

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Strength & Grace

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet

Thu-Sun, July 16-19Thursday 7:30PM, Friday - Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Texture Contemporary Ballet presents Strength & Grace featuring choreography by Alan Obuzor, Kelsey Bartman, and Gabriel Gaffney Smith. With music by Wim Mertens, Pierri, Meyers, Piazzolla as well as arrangements by musician Ben Hardt and live vocals sung by Krysta Bartman.

Dancers for this program will include: Amanda Bailey, Kelsey Bartman, Corey Bourbonniere, Lindsay Burke, Tyler Curry, Victoria McWilliams, Katie Miller, Alan Obuzor, Christina Sahaida, Henry Steele, Amanda Summers, Alexandra Tiso, Brynn Vogel, Jean-Paul Weaver, and Sasha York.

Special children’s performance on Saturday, July 18 at 3PM.
$10 per family!

This performance is geared for ages 0-12, though all ages are welcome.  It will consist of a 20-30 minute excerpt of the Strength & Grace show, followed by an interactive portion where the children will be invited on stage to participate.  The total run time for this event is 40-50 minutes.
Tickets for the children’s performance are available through showclix.com and at Texture’s website, textureballet.org.
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Chicago

Presented by Alumni Theater Company

Fri-Sun, July 24-26Friday - Saturday 8PM, Sunday 7PM

Murder, greed, corruption, violence… all the things we hold near and dear to our hearts. Alumni Theater Company presents Chicago, a timeless tale of terrible things. This ATC cast executes this sharp edged satire with crystal clear precision as they bring new life to these classic characters.

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The Merchant of Venice

Presented by Urban Impact Shakes

Thu-Sun, August 6-9Thursday - Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Revenge meets Gossip Girl in Urban Impact Shakes’ production of The Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare’s tale of love and bitterness, choice and fate, takes on new meaning as the actors connect the story to their own lives. Come eager to laugh, quick to empathize, ready to ask questions of faith, and to snap a selfie or two!

Created by director Eric Anderson in 2010, Urban Impact Shakes is a semi-professional summer company which pairs professional actors with Urban Impact’s advanced theatre students, ages 15 to 18.

For Tickets call (412) 321-3811 x128 or email performingarts@uifpgh.org.

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The Reduction

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, August 138PM

With a small cast, David Bernabo crafts a semi-autobiographical, mixed-media movement theater production that presents characters in parallel states. Forces both abstract and concrete push performers in and out of storylines as the audience is guided through a range of actions, false paths, and surprises.

About The Artist

David Bernabo has spent over a third of his life making music, slightly less of his life exhibiting 2D, video, and installation work, and a few years as a dancer. He currently performs and composes for the band/art ensemble Host Skull, dances with Maree ReMalia | merrygogo and MODULES, and recently finished work on a feature-length documentary.

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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Light in the Piazza

Presented by Front Porch Theatricals

Fri-Sun, August 21-30

The Light in the Piazza tells the poignant, romantic and sometimes humorous story of Margaret Johnson, a wealthy Southern woman, and her innocent daughter, Clara, as they encounter the charm of Italy and the famiglia Naccarelli while learning about love, themselves and each other during an emotionally-charged summer visiting Rome and Tuscany in 1953.

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BECKETT & beyond

Presented by CORNINGWORKS

Wed-Sun, September 9-13Wednesday 7PM, Thursday - Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Orson Welles once said, “We’re born alone, we die alone, … and in between, love and friendship creates the illusion … for a moment that we’re not.” Performed by a critically renowned and seasoned international cast,  BECKETT & beyond explores the fickle landscape of existentialism.

BECKETT & beyond kicks off CORNINGWORKS 7th award-winning GLUE FACTORY PROJECT – dance theater productions created on internationally and nationally renowned performers over the age of 40.

TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 1

 

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Night Circus: The New Hazlett Salon

Presented by the New Hazlett Theater

Thursday, September 176PM

Magic. Mystery. Phantasmagoric splendor.
Prepare yourself, this night you’ll remember.

Marvels we’ve gathered for our soirée.
Like dreams, they’ll vanish in the light of day.

Wonders many will leave you wordless.
This September, journey to the Night Circus.


Mark your calendars and join the New Hazlett Theater for our annual benefit salon this September.

Doors open at 6PM, performances begin at 7PM, dessert and jazz at 8:30PM.

VIP ticket holders are invited to a special reception on September 12 at 8PM at the McCrory residence atop Mt. Washington. VIP tickets also include admission to the main event on September 17.

Tickets are $125 through September 13. Afterwards, they’re $150. VIP tickets are $200.

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Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio

Presented by Kente Arts Alliance

Saturday, September 198PM

Dr. Lonnie Smith is an unparalleled musician, composer, performer and recording artist. An authentic master and guru of the Hammond B-3 organ for over five decades, he has been featured on over seventy albums, and has recorded and performed with a virtual “Who’s Who” of the greatest jazz, blues and R&B giants in the industry.

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Midwest UX Conference 2015

Presented by Midwest UX Conference

Thu-Sat, October 1-3

The Midwest UX Conference is a unique event that combines inspiring talks and collaborative workshops given by the leaders of the thriving Midwest UX community. Attendees get hands-on experience in making, engaging, and meeting new people in the UX, design, and tech spaces, and they will be inspired to apply what they learn.

“Frontiers” is the theme guiding this fifth annual conference and it’s focused on what’s next in areas like robotics, wearables, game design, and maker culture.

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Chachacha

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, October 158PM

Chachacha are songs of freedom and redemption, originally sung by freedom fighters to express the oppression of the colonial system in 1960s Zambia.  Mathew Tembo infuses the traditional songs with pop sensibilities, creating a unique African style featuring the kalimba and silimba, traditional Zambian instruments.

About the Artist

Mathew Tembo is an award-winning Afro-Pop and Reggae musician originally from Zambia in Southern Africa. He recently moved to Pittsburgh, where he serves as an ambassador of Zambian musical culture. Mathew has toured the world, playing music in Europe, America, and Africa, and he’s shared the stage with everyone from the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi to Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, the first president of Zambia.​

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 Evening

Presented by The Warhol and the New Hazlett Theater

Friday, October 238PM

The Warhol and the New Hazlett Theater present Richard Maxwell’s The Evening. Asi, Cosmo, and Beatrice each embody a different attitude toward life: you fight, you accept, or you run away. Each of these people — played with a hypnotic emotional transparency — seriously considers all of these options as they travel through a landscape inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.  

The New York Times calls The Evening, “a moment of light in the everlasting dark.”

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Loving Black

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, December 108PM

For generations, black masculinity has been defined along a narrow spectrum.  Loving Black redefines black male identity through vulnerability and love.  This hour-long theatrical experience combines music and dance as it spans genres as varied as jazz, classical, and hip hop, and captures the diverse black experience in the United States.

About the Artist

Anthony Williams is a Pittsburgh-based dancer and choreographer who has performed with Attack Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera, and August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, to name just a few. Anthony is also an educator and has taught dance at Millennium Dance Complex, Point Park University, The Alloy School, Father Ryan Arts Center, and Hill Dance Academy Theatre.

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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A BRAND NEW WORLD kill the artist

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, February 118PM

A BRAND NEW WORLD kill the artist invites audiences to Cool World, where nothing is hotter than being cool, and creativity is packaged and sold for anyone to buy.  One man challenges this reality, and now he must stand trial for his incendiary acts of arson.  You are the witnesses, the judges, and the jury. The fate of this Wildfire Man rests in your hands.

About the Artist

Ricardo Iamuuri is an audio-visual artist who explores the relationship between sound, object, and space.  His work has been featured in Emmy Award-winning documentaries Country: Vietnam and Jim Crow Pennsylvania. In 2013, he was named the RAW Artist of the Year and was a 2014 Flight School Fellow.

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 Silent Spring Project

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, April 148PM

The Silent Spring Project is an immersive musical experience, surrounding the audience with sound, light, music, and storytelling.  Inspired by Pittsburgh native Rachel Carson, The Silent Spring Project explores our ideas of environmentalism, sustainability, and humanity’s role in the natural world. Trillium Ensemble works with composer Mark Stanley Fromm to craft this unique musical soundscape.

About the Artist

Trillium Ensemble is Pittsburgh’s only professional chamber music trio featuring flute, clarinet and piano. Elise DePasquale, Rachel Stutzman, and Katie Palumbo perform a wide range of musical styles at the highest artistic level, while maintaining a passion for new work.

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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memory 4

Part of the CSA Performance Series

Thursday, June 98PM

“I am what I remember…what I remember, is what I am.”  memory 4 follows performers through a landscape of seemingly insurmountable tasks, spiraling to ascension. Throughout the ritual, memory decays and is redefined in each passing moment.  We begin to see memory as a place one can enter to re-experience and reflect, to move forward or retreat.

About the Artist

slowdanger, a movement/music duo from Pittsburgh, was founded by Taylor Knight and Anna Thompson.  Anna/Taylor currently create with The Pillow Project, Maree ReMalia | merrygogo, Mark C. Thompson, Jil Stifel, Jasmine Hearn, and Mario Ashkar Film.

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.