Running from October 2022 to April 2023, Season 10 offers a broad range of performances, including several original plays, a hip-hop performance, a multidisciplinary concert, and a movement-based work.
Learn more about the season and meet the artists below:
A musical exploration by Vida Chai
October 13–14, 2022
Vida Chai is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist committed to brutally honest storytelling. Vida’s influences range from Joni Mitchell to Esperanza Spalding, blending acoustic-folk and neosoul to challenge and inspire listeners. They use their voice to speak difficult truths and help create more understanding and space for queer people.
A play about high school, love, and Shakespeare by Nathan Wagner
December 1–2, 2022
Nathan Wagner is a Pittsburgh-based theatre artist and long-time lover of stories. He holds a BFA in Theatre from Youngstown State University and writes “weird stuff that is funny or important, or both” with the end goal of fostering empathy, promoting change, and challenging people to think outside the box.
A live hip hop experience by Ys1 (Yusef Shelton Da First)
February 16–17, 2023
Ys1 (Yusef Shelton Da First) is a Homewood born-and-bred hip-hop artist and a true family man. From humble beginnings without parental guidance, Yusef overcame his circumstances, and transformed his pain into purpose. Yusef found identity in his faith and raps to ignite purpose in the hearts of young Black men, giving them the tools to be authentic.
A play with movement by Jasmine Roth
March 23–24, 2023
Jasmine Roth is a generative director-choreographer investigating power, agency, deconstruction, and healing. Jasmine is currently a John Wells Directing Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University where she recently directed workshop productions of Vice Wheels and 차’nt. Her upcoming projects include Dance Nation and an Artist in Residency at the Sable Project. http://www.jasminenicoleroth.com
An 8th-grade fangirl adventure by Kelly Trumbull
April 20–21, 2023
Kelly Trumbull is a Pittsburgh-based multi-disciplinary theater artist. Currently, she is a Teaching Artist with the Theatre Arts Department of the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Music. Kelly is a proud member of AEA and SAG/AFTRA. http://www.kellytrumbull.com
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