August 13, 2015
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.
October 15, 2015
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.
December 10, 2015
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.
February 11, 2016
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.
April 14, 2016
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.
June 9, 2016
“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.