At the New Hazlett Theater, we take risks to bring an artist’s vision to life. Nothing’s off the table. No idea is too crazy. Great art can come from that.
Each year the CSA Performance Series supports five emerging artists as they develop a new work for our stage. The artists we’ve chosen for this year’s CSA have artistic visions that run the full spectrum of the performing arts. But they have one thing in common: all of our artists call Pittsburgh home. We’re proud to know that the work produced at the New Hazlett contributes to the rich cultural fabric of our city. This season’s artists represent the dynamic range of work being created in Pittsburgh, and the work speaks to our collective experiences.
CSA artists receive training and mentorship in fundraising, contract writing, marketing, financial management, production, and design. We love supporting these artists but we can’t do it without you. Creating new performances like these takes the support of the community. When you subscribe to the CSA you’re not just buying tickets. You’re giving these artists the resources they need to create, and showing them that you support their process and value what their work adds to the Pittsburgh region.
Over the past 4 seasons, the CSA Student Matinee program has hosted 9 schools with over 900 students and educators. You can help expand that reach and inspire the next generation of Pittsburgh artists by donating to the CSA Student Sponsorship Program. Each sponsorship you add to your subscription guarantees five local area high school students a seat at one of the student matinées.
CSA EDU is an educational program that invites students from regional schools to attend a Community Supported Art matinee performance where the content and artistic process are linked to the curriculum, themes, and ideas that they are exploring in the classroom. After the performance, students engage in an interactive question and answer session where they are encouraged to share their responses directly with the artists and creative team.
Creative arts open the door to imagining new possibilities. Experiencing professional performances first-hand can empower students to embrace their own creativity and to discover new ways of relating to each other and the world. If your school is interested in attending any of the CSA student matinee performances please fill out the CSA EDU FORM or contact Programming Director, Kirstin Helfrich at CSAedu@newhazletttheater.org