October 20, 2016
Life is made up of cycles: Days and nights replay, our mistakes repeat, and plants grow and die outside in the garden. It’s the same story just about anywhere you go, unless that is, you’re in Molina and midnight is drawing near…
Through hand-drawn projections, shadow puppetry, and live music, Midnight in Molina transports viewers to a mystical realm where the earth unravels and dreams come to life — a moonlit town where nothing is what it seems.
Cole is a graphic artist and storyteller. His work explores folklore, visual language, and narrative traditions from different cultures and how to transform them into new experiences for audiences around the world. Find out more about Cole on his website.
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.
December 8, 2016
Redemption: Sons is hope. It is change. It is a parent’s soul split in two and fused back together again. An African American mother from Louisiana and a Boricua father from the South Bronx engage in a call and response “duologue” as they weave a story of race, ancestral memory, trauma, and healing.
February 16, 2017
Vocalist Anqwenique Wingfield and visual artist Julie Mallis explore themes of love, death, and womanhood in A Love Supreme. Inspired by John Coltrane’s melding of bee bop and free jazz, and influenced by a legacy of black women composers, A Love Supreme features works by Dorothy Rudd Moore and Yona Harvey with striking visual installations by Julie Mallis.
Anqwenique and Julie Mallis
Anqwenique is an extremely versatile vocalist and also the founder and director of Groove Aesthetic, a Pittsburgh-based artist collective.
Julie Mallis uses projection mapping of animated environments, video art, and collaged internet artifacts to curate live visual experiences that respond to music.
April 6, 2017
What are the experiences that define a life? Over Exposed takes us on a hysterical, heart-wrenching journey of discovery. This is more than an evening of dance. This is a collection of the doubts, insecurities, everyday joys, and small victories that make up one woman’s life, told and presented to you from inside.
June 1, 2017
“When I was 25, a therapist told me that I was retarded.”
Kalopsia (kal-op-see-uh) is the delusion of things being more beautiful than what they are. Both courageous and comic, this daring new musical takes a look inside the world of mental illness in the black community. Kalopsia is a no-holds-barred journey into a surreal world of music, glam, faith, and healing.