Friday, August 31, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Could you possibly forward on the word to applicable Design/PTM folk that Quantum Theatre is looking for people the help with its strike/build starting Monday and running through the next two weeks. The pay is $8 an hour and the hours are flexible depending on schedules.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Our 5th annual celebration at the 49th annual Ligonier Highland Games in Idlewild Park is just around the corner! The Highland Games will feature a variety of musical, dance, athletic, dog shows, cultural events, as well as shopping. For more information about the games, go to www.ligoniergames.org. There are planned activities on Friday and Sunday as well, so come out for the weekend.
The Pittsburgh Chapter will offer a hot buffet containing both American fare and a broad selection of authentic Celtic cuisine and beverages (yes, Scotch and Scottish beer) at the Carnegie Mellon pavilion. The Carnegie Mellon Pipe Band will again join us for lunch and provide a private performance at the pavilion. Our featured attraction will be one of "Red" Whitaker's Highlander autonomous vehicles that participated in the desert DARPA Grand Challenge in 2005. Bring your questions!
Games will go on rain or shine - we hope to see you there.
Met Opera Box Office Breaks Record, Sales Topped $2.08M, A 25% Increase Over Last Season's Opening-Day Sales
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Kuntu Repertory Theatre, based at the University of Pittsburgh, celebrates 33 years of Black theater with an exciting new season that begins Oct. 18.
The 2007-08 season includes:
Good Black Don’t Crack
By Rob Penny
Oct. 19-Nov. 3, 2007
A revival of this popular classic tells the story
of a single mother juggling family, work, and
her own need for intimacy.
Journey of the Spirit: A History of Gospel
By Ernest McCarty
Jan. 24-Feb. 9, 2008
An original play with music, commissioned
by Kuntu Repertory Theatre.
Lavender Lizards & Lilac Landmines: Layla’s
By Ntozake Shange
March 20-April 5, 2008
A fresh look at love, life, relationships, and
the need to be wanted, from the acclaimed
author of For Colored Girls Who Have
Committed Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf
Ain’t Misbehavin: The Fats Waller Musical
Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller
Book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby
May 15-May 31, 2008
Experience Harlem in the 1930s, with the
toe-tapping, foot-stomping and soul-stirring music of Fats Waller.
Auditions for all four plays will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. People of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to participate. Actors should be prepared to deliver a short monologue; dancers should prepare a short piece that shows their versatility; and singers should prepare 8 bars of two songs—one Gospel and one pop—that show their vocal range. Callbacks are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. the same day. For more information, call 412-624-7298.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Future Tenant ____________________________________________________________
Future Tenant and Thank You, Felix Holding Auditions for Ten-Minute Play Festival
Auditions will be held from 7-10 PM on Monday, September 24, 2007, for the fourth installment of Future 10, the annual 10-minute play festival produced by the alternative art space Future Tenant and local theater company Thank You, Felix.
Please note: Auditions will take place at Bricolage Production Company, 937 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh.
Auditions are by appointment. Please call 412-848-3984 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time. Actors are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue and to bring a headshot and resume if available.
Future Ten 4 is scheduled to run at Future Tenant, located in the heart of Pittsburgh¹s Cultural District, November 2-3, 9-10, 2007. The festival is split into two distinct programs, so actors with a conflict on one of the two weekends should still consider auditioning.
Future Tenant will be moving to a new home on Penn Avenue in the coming weeks. Please check www.FutureTenant.org
Future Tenant, visit www.FutureTenant.org
Thank You, Felix, visit www.ThankYouFelix.com
Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, August 31 opening ____________________________
The Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University will present an exhibition of furniture pieces and other work created by Japanese-American artist and architect George Nakashima. The exhibition, which runs from Aug. 31 through Oct. 28, will showcase approximately 15 pieces of furniture from Carnegie Mellon's collection, as well as historical photographs and original design sketches. An opening reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. All events and exhibitions at the gallery are free and open to the public.
To listen to a news podcast with Delphia visit www.cmu.edu/cfa/labA6.html and click on the link "News: Nakashima Furniture Exhibit."
The Miller Gallery is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Visitor parking is available in the East Campus Parking Garage on Forbes Avenue, just east of the Morewood Avenue intersection. For more information, call 412-268-3618.
Exhibit of Steel, Bronze Sculptures by Dee Briggs Opening in Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Aug. 31
A sculpture exhibit by Dee Briggs will open at Carnegie Mellon University's Regina Gouger Miller Gallery Aug. 31 and run through Oct. 28. There will be an opening reception in the gallery from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 31.
"In this exhibit I've installed several new, large-scale works made of mild steel and stainless steel," Briggs said. "I am very excited to have this opportunity and support to publicly exhibit this new work because of its spatial achievement. They will be my largest pieces to date, and I hope that everyone visiting the show will experience the space that both the lines and the planes of my work are creating or implying."
In her work, Briggs experiments with a concept called chirality by rotating an image or shape and its mirror image around different axes. She is interested in the resulting spatial relationships, which she translates into steel and bronze sculptures. Chirality is a property that figures prominently in chemistry, mathematics and physics. A chiral object or shape is one that can't be superimposed on its mirror image. Examples of chiral objects are hands ‹ the left hand is the mirror image of the right hand.
Briggs received her bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture from the City College of New York in 1997 and Yale University in 2002, respectively.
Her work appeared in the International Sculpture Biennale in Palm Beach in 2006. The exhibit at the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery is her first solo exhibit. Examples of her work and process can be viewed at www.deebriggsstudio.com.
There is no admission fee for the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, which is located on Carnegie Mellon's campus in Oakland. The gallery is open from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday. For more information, call
412-268-3618 or visit http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/~miller/.
Leading performance artist Grisha Coleman, a fellow in Carnegie Mellon University's STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, will present her latest work, echo::system‹The Desert, September 6 at the New Hazlett Theater in Pittsburgh¹s North Side on Allegheny Square East.
echo::system‹The Desert is a 70-minute performance installation in which audiences and performers are immersed in a fully synthetic desert environment made of audio and visual media, digital movement analysis, robotics and live performance. As audience members walk through the space, they will trigger subtle changes in their surroundings with their steps, body heat and even their breath. The changes are made by sensors installed on the set.
³We affect every environment we touch and are affected by them. Because these phenomena are not always obvious, I am trying to feel my way through it with the making of this work,² Coleman said. ³I am using the experimental elements of the desert environment to create an alternate reality and to explore how we impact our surroundings.²
This artificial desert landscape is the backdrop for the tale of an ancient species that encounters its future. The species of Coleman¹s desert environment are ³Mudmen² and ³Mummies,² ³Suits² and ³Skateboarders.² Between performances, visitors may explore the performance environment independently as an art installation.
echo::system‹The Desert was co-commissioned by the the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry--where it was developed--and the New Hazlett Theater as part of the theater¹s Women in the Arts Festival, which was launched in June and runs through June 2008. The performance will run through September 15. The concept behind echo::system is to find resonances between science and art.
³The New Hazlett Theater is a flexible performing arts space operating with the intention of blending disciplines and engaging audiences in new ways by supporting innovative projects,² said Sara Radelet, executive director of the New Hazlett Theater. ³echo:system is a project that beautifully launches the performance programming of our Women in the Arts Festival. In our inaugural year, the festival celebrates accomplishments of women in the arts through performance, symposia and special programs. Of particular interest with this project is the blending of art and science, art and technology, and the mix of performing arts and visual arts traditions.²
The echo::system series boasts a dynamic team of collaborators from the fields of the performing arts, natural sciences, computer technology and metaphysics, including creator and composer/choreographer Coleman; population biologist Mike Bryant; architect and designer John Oduroe and Pittsburgh-based Lubetz Architects; videographers Maya Ciarrocchi and Peter Kirn; lighting designer Tony Mulanix; sound designer Leon Rothenberg and Mark Huang; Pittsburgh-based fashion designer Namiko Ogawa; and writer Onome Ekeh. The performance components, vocals and movement are by Coleman, Anitra Brooks, Sherwood Chen, Wendell Cooper, Reggie Ellis Crump, Soomi Kim, and a group of skateboard artists. Heidi Riegler is the producer and manager.
Carnegie Mellon¹s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, a research center founded in the College of Fine Arts in 1989, aims to support creation and exploration in the arts, especially interdisciplinary projects that bring together the arts, science, technology and the humanities, and impact local and global communities.
Thursday-Friday, Sept. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 8, (Press Night) 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Wednesday-Thursday, Sept. 12-13, 7:30 p.m., followed by post-performance discussion Friday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Installation viewing only:
Saturday-Saturday, Sept. 8-15, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
PGH Events ________________________________________________________________
I Made It! 3, a crafting DIY event, will be held at the Brewhouse - SATURDAY, September 29, 2007, 12 - 5 pm, 2100 Mary Street, South Side, Pittsburgh.
Vendors will be accepted starting Friday, August 17. The first 50 vendors will be accepted with a waiting list of 10 in case additional room opens up.
To apply, send your name, business name, e-mail address, phone number and a short description of your craft to email@example.com starting on Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 pm.
First 50 vendors to apply will be notified via e-mail within 3 days of their status.
See you at the Market! and check out our sponsor, the Brewhouse Association at www.brew-house.org
The New Hazlett Theater
Last Days Cafe
Monthly Creative Resource Meet and Chat for Pittsburgh's Creatives Friday, August 31, 5:30PM to 8:30PM
This happy hour, casual "salon" is held the last day of every month (except
for December) and all are welcome. Each month will feature one or two
representatives of Pittsburgh's resource network for individual artists and
arts organizations. --- New Hazlett Theater Executive Director, Sara Radelet
says, "Pittsburgh has a wealth of extremely creative people working in their
own zones on great projects. We hope to create a place for them to take a
break and interact with other creative people, providing the kind of
environment that can give a tangible and necessary boost to a person's
energy and productivity." --- Artists, musicians, writers, dancers, poets,
performers, and arts administrators are invited to stop in, enjoy
complimentary refreshments and talk about projects, plans, ideas, and
interests. Often the key to unique opportunities is discovering who is doing
what and interacting regularly with a circle of colleagues who are working
creatively. The Last Days cafe will also provide a forum through which
Pittsburgh's creative community can become more familiar with the resources
available to them as they create new work, consider forming a new
organization, or think about how, when and where to show their work.
Join Quantum Theatre for the world premiere of Le Grand Meaulnes, and share
a romantic summer fantasy under the stars, in the stunning ambiance of the
Stables at Hartwood Acres.
"The company that always seeks a distinctive, nonconventional site for its
plays has never found one more perfectly matched to its subject or more
visually delicious in effect."
-Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"If theatre is supposed to help us imagine other worlds, Quantum has outdone
-Robert Isenberg, Pittsburgh City Paper
Le Grand Meaulnes
Outdoors at the Stables, Hartwood Acres Park
215 Saxonburg Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Wednesdays - Saturdays through August 25, plus Sunday August 26
Curtain at 8:00 pm
Call now for tickets, only 8 performances left
ProArts tickets: 412.394.3353 or visit www.proartstickets.org
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Drama kings and queens: Meet the new generation of writers and directors behind the renaissance of British theatre
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
“Mary Poppins!” “Mary Poppins!” “Mary Poppins!”"
Monday, August 13, 2007
Please email resume and contact information to: Steve O¹Hearn, Co-Artistic Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
How about a lifetime ticket?"
How about a lifetime ticket?"