RealTime Arts: New Name, New ‘People of Pittsburgh’ Show

“New name. New Show. Same panda. 🐼”

RealTime Arts has replaced RealTime Interventions as the name of the “original, community-fueled theater,” the brainchild of Rusty Thelin and Molly Rice.

As for their logo, they want you to know, it’s the “same adorable-yet-serious panda.” The new name led an announcement on June 12 of two upcoming events:

People of Pittsburgh II: The Constellationist 

The second installment in RealTime’s People of Pittsburgh series is described as an “audio/theatrical experience celebrating the life of an extraordinary ordinary Pittsburgher: Mary Helen Carey.

People of Pittsburgh II: The Constellationist debuts July 12-16 at Attack Theatre Studios in Lawrenceville. 

Carey is a pillar of the Braddock community. An Arts, Culture & Information Facilitator at Braddock Carnegie Library from 2013-2022, she worked to build community through sharing books, art and events. She has helped to create, run, and support numerous Braddock arts and cultural programs both within the library and elsewhere in the community, including the Braddock Community Oven, the Prism Project which showcased art created by prison inmates, and the Braddock Library Art Lending Collection and the Puppet Lending Library. She is on Braddock’s Zoning Board, and continues to tirelessly promote and support cultural and community events throughout the borough.

The Constellationist is part variety show, part listening party and part community gathering where you are invited to “witness a community in collaboration, gathered to tell the story of one of their own.”


The Constellationist, which deals with adult themes, is 7 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, July 12-16, at Attack Theatre Studios, 212 45th St., Lawrenceville. Tickets are Pay What You Can for Braddock residents in the 15104 zip code. https://realtimeinterventions.thundertix.com/events/214243

Little Amal Walks Across America

Walk with Amal will journey 6,000 miles this fall from Boston to San Diego, and will be welcomed by more than 1000 artists at 100+ events in 35 towns and cities.

In September, RealTime will be Amal’s welcoming committee in Pittsburgh.

Little Amal, whose name means “hope”in Arabic, is a 12-foot puppet of a refugee Syrian child who has traveled to 13 countries. 

She began her journey from the Syrian border and carries a message of hope for displaced people everywhere, especially children. Her urgent message is simple: “Don’t forget us.”

Details TBA.

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