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Community Supported Art Season 6

Presented by New Hazlett Theater

Thursday, August 16

Five performing artists receive a fully-supported CSA residency to create a new performance at the New Hazlett Theater. By providing them with a support team, we remove hurdles, empower artists, and cultivate new work.

This season welcomes performances of all types: Multicultural Jazz, Puppetry, Storytelling, Dance, and Contemporary Opera. You can find more information on individual performances here. Harvest your ‘share’ by purchasing a subscription today!

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The Father

Presented by Kinetic Theatre

Fri-Sun, September 14-23

Andre was once a tap dancer. He lives with his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Antoine. Or was Andre an engineer, whose daughter Anne lives in London with her new lover, Pierre? The thing is, he is still wearing his pajamas and he can’t find his watch. He is starting to wonder if he is losing control.

A sensation in Paris, London, and New York, French playwright Florian Zeller’s The Father has received an impressive number of awards, including a 2017 Tony Nomination for Best New Play. The play’s brilliantly simple theatrical conceit allows us to see the world through the eyes of a patient suffering the debilitating effects of dementia.

The Father by Florian Zeller an English adaptation by Christopher Hampton and Directed by Andrew Paul. Starring Sam Tsoutsouvas, Catherine Gowl, Darren Eliker, Erin Krom, Lisa Ann Goldsmith & Gregory Johnstone

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For more information on accessible seating or assistive listening devices please contact Emma at 412-320-4610 ext. 16 or emma@newhazletttheater.org

CSA @ The Gallery Crawl

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District

Friday, September 216:00pm - 8:30pm

Enjoy a sneak preview of our Season 6 CSA artists and watch Texture Contemporary Ballet perform excerpts from their upcoming performance, The Speed Of Sound, at the Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl! Experience a sampling of all five CSA performances and a chance to purchase your share in person. Performances include Multicultural Jazz, Puppetry, Storytelling, Dance, and Contemporary Opera.

Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District, produced by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a free, quarterly, multi-venue showcase of downtown’s dynamic art and entertainment scene. Dozens of galleries, stages, storefronts, and unique public spaces dot each installment’s 14-block map of destinations, hosting US premieres of international multimedia artists, regional visual art exhibitions, live music, theater and dance performances, film screenings, hands-on creative activities, and special crawl after dark attractions.

This event is free and open to the public. An elevator is available. 

4th Floor, Trust Arts Education Center
801 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

 

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The Speed of Sound

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet

Fri-Sun, September 28-30

Music takes center stage as Texture presents The Speed of Sound, at the New Hazlett Theater. This program features world premieres by Artistic Directors Alan Obuzor and Kelsey Bartman, each utilizing dynamic musical selections that are filled with a multitude of layered tempos, tonality, and emotion. 

Alan Obuzor’s new work is set to music of renowned composer Philip Glass. In this piece, extreme movements and quick footwork keep pace with Glass’s music, which is known for its morphing sounds, overlapping melodies, and broad sweeping tones.

The second work on this program features music by Scottish band Frightened Rabbit and pays tribute to lead vocalist and guitarist, the late Scott Hutchison. This new creation by Kelsey Bartman draws on the vulnerability of the band’s lyrics and instrumentals to embody experiences surrounding depression. 

Filled with passion and artistry, Texture is thrilled to bring music to life in The Speed of Sound!

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RADical Days with Texture Contemporary Ballet

Presented by Allegheny Regional Asset District

Saturday, September 294PM Children's Performance

Excerpts from The Speed of Sound followed by interactive games for the children in the audience. Tickets must be reserved in advance, one ticket per family.

Music takes center stage as Texture presents The Speed of Sound, at the New Hazlett Theater. This program features world premieres by Artistic Directors Alan Obuzor and Kelsey Bartman, each utilizing dynamic musical selections that are filled with a multitude of layered tempos, tonality, and emotion.

Garage parking is available for $7 cash only

For more information on accessible seating or assistive listening devices please contact Emma at 412-320-4610 ext. 16 or emma@newhazletttheater.org

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Dance Shorts

Presented by Texture Contemporary Ballet

Sunday, September 305:30 PM

Texture Contemporary Ballet company loves all varieties of dance! We are excited to present Dance Shorts, 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. The artists range from pre-professional students through established professionals. This platform offers a unique opportunity for established and up and coming dancers and choreographers to feature their work in front of a live audience and offers the audience an opportunity to enjoy a sampling of artists and styles.

Performers for this event will include:

Ballet Academy of Pittsburgh
Nick M. Daniels/The DANA Movement Ensemble
NSquared Dance
Shana Simmons Dance
Simon Phillips (Attack Theater) & Latrea Rembert (STAYCEE PEARL dance project)
West Point Ballet
Texture Contemporary Ballet

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Migrant Liberation Movement Suite

Presented by New Hazlett as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series

Thu-Fri, October 11-12

Fusing soul and science, this multicultural jazz performance suggests that climate change is driving mass migration. Afro Yaqui Music Collective unites the music and stories of climate refugees from Mexico, Syria, and West Africa through jazz, dance, and theatre. Can we sow today’s revolutionary garden for tomorrow’s liberation?

THE AFRO YAQUI MUSIC COLLECTIVE
An indigenous-jazz band led by Gizelxanath Rodriguez and Ben Barson. With members in Pittsburgh, New York City, and collaborators from Tanzania to Cuba, the collective has a truly global vision rooted in the radical vision of social justice embedded in Afrodiasporic and indigenous cultures. The Suite will feature music by Barson, Hadi Eldebek and Samuel Okoh-Boateng, dance and choreography by Peggy Myo-Young Choy, and libretto by Ruth Margraff.

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Artist Resource Fair 2018

Presented by Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

Sunday, October 14

Join your fellow artists for this annual free information session on grants, programs, and support for regional artists. Special Guest, Suzy Delvalle (pictured), Executive Director of Creative Capital, will share information regarding their national funding opportunities. Presentations by The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, New Sun Rising, Awesome Pittsburgh, the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and the New Hazlett Theater will be followed by a reception with a chance to meet the funders, program directors, and fellow artists.

Special Guest, Suzy Delvalle, Executive Director of Creative Capital will share information regarding their funding opportunities. We’re excited to have a national funder explain their grant application processes.

Suzy Delvalle
Susan (Suzy) Delvalle is the President & Executive Director of Creative Capital, an innovative arts foundation that adapts venture capital concepts to support individual artists. Her previous experience as the Executive Director of the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling developed her expertise in administration, development, and programming. She joined the organization in June 2016.

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On The Town

Presented by Resonance Works

Fri-Sun, October 19-21

Resonance Works opens its sixth season celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein with the brilliant score to his first Broadway success – On the Town!  Set during WWII, On the Town follows the amorous adventures of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York City.  The revolutionary score boldly draws from diverse musical inspirations including jazz, spirituals, operetta, symphonic classicism, beautiful ballads, and catchy tunes like the iconic songs “New York, New York,” “Lonely Town,” and “Some Other Time,” plus a plethora of purely orchestral music.  

This concert version includes the entire original score, with narration by original collaborators Betty Comden and Adolf Green. Stage director Valerie Rachelle, Artistic Director of the Oregon Cabaret Theater, makes her Pittsburgh debut, working with a stellar cast of Resonance Works favorites, including Christopher Scott, Patrick McNally, Benjamin Robinson, Gillian Hassert, Rebecca Shorstein, Jonathan Stuckey, and Anna Singer.  Members of The Brass Roots join forces with the Resonance Chamber Orchestra conducted by Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner.

 

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Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins & The Golden Legend

Presented by The Blanket

Fri-Sun, October 26-28

The Blanket’s second project brings renowned NYC-based choreographer Christopher Williams to Pittsburgh to work with local dancers. The show will feature excerpts of the Bessie Award-winning Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins (2005) and its companion piece The Golden Legend (2009). The performance will feature live music by NYC-based vocal group Modern Medieval in collaboration with local musicians. 
 
URSULA AND THE 11,000 VIRGINS (excerpt) (2005): 
Inspired by the bizarre, fantastical, and often gory legends surrounding the martyrdom of eleven early Christian virgin saints, Williamss NY Dance & Performance Bessie Award winning work Ursula and the 11,000 Virgins (2005) consists of dance portraits for eleven women set to music ranging from extant 12th century laude written in praise of each saint to commissioned original music by Peter Kirn for female voices and period instruments.
 
THE GOLDEN LEGEND (excerpt) (2009): 
Inspired by the fantastical tales mentioned in a 13th century work by the blessed Jacobus de Voragine known as the Legenda Aurea Sanctorum (or Golden Legend of the Saints), The Golden Legend (2009) consists of dance portraits for seventeen men set to music ranging from extant 11th century laude written in praise of each saint to commissioned original music by composers Peter Kirn and Gregory Spears for choir and period instruments.
There will be a Q&A with Christopher Williams on 10/26 directly following the performance.
 
***This performance contains Partial Nudity and depictions of violent scenes and may not be suitable for young children***
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Of Mice and Men

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, November 2-11

The season of “Courage” opens as you share the desire for the American dream with two migrant workers in California who grasp for a place to call their own. Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the play being awarded the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award as we partner with the National Steinbeck Center.

Directed by Scott P. Calhoon

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Porto Domi

Presented by New Hazlett as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series

Thu-Fri, December 6-7

This heartfelt, silly, and imaginative all-ages puppet show follows a young girl and her best friend, a garden snail, on a bus ride to find the meaning of home with the people they meet. Using large-scale marionettes, projection, shadow puppetry, and dance, Porto Domi explores adapting to unexpected situations and the joy of finding new friends.

FELICIA COOPER
A puppeteer, dancer, actor, educator, and maker. Her work is primarily centered around movement and gesture as a language for expression and the illustration of a human compulsion to find order in chaos through narrative complexities. She has completed artistic residencies with folkLAB, Bread & Puppet Theater, The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pearl Arts Studios, and has been the recipient of a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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You Can Call Me Al

Presented by New Hazlett as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series

Thu-Fri, February 7-8

How do we confront the things that scare us the most when our memories begin to fail us? You Can Call Me Al is a long-form story about growing up, getting gay, coming out, living with mental illness, and uncovering family secrets. By letting go of shame, they reveal what it means to be fully queer and fully vulnerable.

ALI HOEFNAGEL
As an artist and educator based in Pittsburgh, they embrace the complexity of the queer identity to create new and engaging ways to explore LGBTQIA life within local communities. Ali currently serves as the Artistic Program Director at Dreams of Hope and previously as the Education & Outreach Director and the Interim Artistic Director of About Face Theatre Company.

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In the Time of the Butterflies

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, March 8-17

“Julia Alvarez’ novel is as lovely as a butterfly at rest, and as moving as one in flight.” ~ Burlington Free Press. Experience the spirit, passions and courageous acts of the Mirabal sisters – “The Butterflies” – as they inspired a fight for freedom in the Dominican Republic. Their legacy led to the UN creating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Directed by Ricardo Vila-Roger
Presented with the NEA Big Read, which is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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Dolina

Presented by New Hazlett as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series

Thu-Fri, April 11-12

Hope propels five characters through a surreal and hostile world. In this immersive multi-disciplinary dance performance, the players of Dolina are brought together by fate, transform, and rely on one another as they find the inner strength to keep pushing forward.

KASIA REILLY
A Pittsburgh-based dancer and choreographer, she graduated with a BFA in dance from the University of Michigan. There she learned choreography by guest artists Andrea Miller, Meredith Monk, and Richard Alston, among others. During her time at the University, Kasia also showed her choreography at the American College Dance Association conference.

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Twelfth Night

Presented by Prime Stage Theatre

Fri-Sun, May 3-12

Match wits with one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic heroines in this hilarious tale of love, music and courage. Set in the colorful world of Portugal, Twelfth Night tickles the imagination as Viola disguises herself as a page boy to find her twin brother but finds herself at the center of a crazy love triangle. If music be the food of love, play on!

Directed by Andy Kirtland

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Her Holiness, The Winter Dog

Presented by New Hazlett as part of the Community Supported Art Performance Series

Thu-Fri, May 30-31

In a dystopian future, humans cause the extinction of all animals. Now they must use humans to replace their sacred pets. To protect their status and religious values, three sisters hire a guardian of faith who dresses and lives as a dog. As their spiritual leader, The Winter Dog incites change— but not in the way they expect.

KAMRATŌN
A contemporary chamber ensemble that challenges the boundaries of performance and celebrates women as leaders in the arts. Commissioned by Kamratōn, the opera is composed by Curtis Rumrill and librettist Zachary Webber, and will be premiered under the musical direction of Daniel Curtis, by Kamratōn, Quince Ensemble, and Shana Simmons Dance.