August 10, 2013
As funny as she is frank, Georgetta Holmes Stevens — “Big George” to her family and friends — is a tiny woman with an enormous personality. Big George speaks her mind with a contagious authenticity, even when she’s going to complete strangers’ funerals. Playwright Kelli Stevens Kane weaves a portrait of this singular woman with a spirit big enough for all of us.
October 12, 2013
Dr. Douglas Irene is here to present his lecture entitled, Birds of America, A Brief description of the Birds of America, created by Dr. Douglas Irene. Please do not confuse this with a similarly titled body of work by a certain Audubon, for this lecture is filled with anecdotes and photographs of birds from Dr. Irene’s personal collection. Don’t mind the woman in the photos. That’s merely Margaret, Dr. Douglas Irene’s wife. Douglas and Margaret used to live in a house at the top of a lonely cliff against the soundtrack of a raging sea. Despite their distance from the rest of the world, Margaret never could escape the watchful eye of those birds of America. Poor Margaret.
December 14, 2013
Sarah Parker and Continuum Dance Theater delve into the depths of human yearning in this world premier of Objects of DESIRE. Part dance performance, part psychological experiment, Continuum Dance Theater has combed the streets of local communities to explore the root causes love, success, comfort and pain.
February 8, 2014
What if NASA and commercial space companies could send humans to Mars by 2030? What if it was only a one way trip?
Would you go?
Dan Wilcox’s Onward to Mars is a live, audio/visual astronautical rock opera that takes you on a figurative journey to Mars to discover the music of the Red Planet.
April 19, 2014
Pittsburgh-based ELCO transcends the boundaries of genre with their grassroots interpretations of pop, rock, and classical music. In April, ELCO performs new works by composers Alan Tormey and David Gerard Matthews, written specifically for a rare and exotic instrument – the Ondes Martenot. For this program, ELCO will collaborate with the renowned Québec-based ondes Martenot player Geneviève Grenier, one of about a dozen musicians in the world skilled with this exotic instrument.
June 14, 2014
In The Ubiquitous Mass of Us, Maree ReMalia | merrygogo investigates the way we take up space. From silly to somber, the performance oscillates between movement and sound, exploring a broad-range of physical expressions as it flows in and around the work of visual artist Blaine Siegel. Experience this singular group of artists through their investigations into the occupation and demarcation of space. Featuring Joseph Hall, Taylor Knight, Paul Kruse, Adil Mansoor, Moriah Ella Mason, Jil Stifel, and Anna Thompson with David Bernabo and costume designer Rachel Vallozzi.