WHO: New Hazlett Theater
WHAT: CSA Performance Series (Community Supported Art Performance Series)
WHEN: October 2018 – May 2019
Pittsburgh, PA – The first and – even after all these years – only performance series of its kind, the New Hazlett CSA is an innovative program that allows patrons to directly support local emerging performance artists. Since the seeds were first planted in 2013, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series has brought new and emerging artists to the stage. From dance to music, original plays to experimental animation, the New Hazlett CSA pushes the boundaries of performance at every show.
“Our CSA provides the resources and support emerging artists need to create professional caliber work,” says René Conrad, Executive Director of the New Hazlett Theater. “On the surface, it may seem like a regular subscription series, but underneath it is so much more. A share in the CSA doesn’t just pay for a seat at a show, it directly contributes to the production of amazing new art.”
Here’s how it works: for $100, patrons become shareholders in the New Hazlett CSA. By purchasing a share they have a season pass to all five performances and get to experience the freshest, most original artists Pittsburgh has to offer. The sixth season begins this October, and for the first time, this season you will have a choice of two evening performances.
This year, the New Hazlett Theater CSA Performance Series is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, which has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country.
The CSA brings you a unique set of performance that includes multicultural jazz, puppetry, storytelling, dance, and contemporary opera:
Migrant Liberation Movement Suite by Afro Yaqui Music Collective
Porto Domi by Felicia Cooper
You Can Call Me Al by Ali Hoefnagel
Dolina by Kasia Reilly
Her Holiness, The Winter Dog by Kamratōn
New Hazlett Theater also has a CSA EDU Student Sponsorship Program that invites local high school students to experience performing art at their own Friday student matinee. Over the past three seasons, the CSA EDU has hosted nine schools with over 900 students and educators. Patrons can donate $25 to guarantee five high school students a seat at one of the Friday matinee performances and inspire the next generation of Pittsburgh artists.
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