I was quite thrilled and honored to be one of two local twitter users invited to live-tweet an upcoming fundraiser for Bricolage as an extension of their “tweet seats” initiative. While many theater companies include social media in their media plans, few do so for fundraisers. This is an innovative approach to community engagement and I’m really honored to contribute.
Get Ready to Ride!
Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28, 2015
Back for its 10th year, B.U.S. (Bricolage Urban Scrawl) is a fundraiser that puts theatre-making at the heart of the event. Bricolage will collaborate with over 40 local theatre artists, asking them to risk their creative necks for this unconventional and exhilarating fundraiser experience. Inspired by a 90-minute city bus ride, these daring artists have just 24 hours to write, direct, and memorize six new 10-minute plays. The last stop on the journey is an unforgettable performance at The New Hazlett Theater.
There are a number of ways to enjoy this unique event. Begin your journey at Bricolage on Friday night, February 27 with a “Double Decker” ticket, making you a “fly on the wall” with a behind-the-scenes view at the creation of B.U.S. 10—watch as 24 of the bravest performers in Pittsburgh let down their guard and show off who they really are. Or hop on board for the main event on Saturday, February 28 and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served in the New Hazlett’s beautiful lobby.
B.U.S. is a fundraiser that will support Bricolage’s 2015 season and gives both distinguished stage veterans and Pittsburgh stage ‘newbies’ the opportunity to put their theatrical skills to the test.
This year’s artists include:
Playwrights: Vanessa German, Matt Henderson, Melissa Martin, Gayle Pazerski, Peter Roth and Mark Clayton Southers.
Directors: Cynthia Croot, Dana Hardy Bingham, Patrick Jordan, Rich Keitel, Cameron Knight and Sheila McKenna.
Actors: Olivia Adkins, Elena Alexandratos, Lauren Bethea, Sharon Brady, David Bielewicz, TaeAjah Cannon, Cheryl El-Walker, Parag Gohel, Brett Goodnack, Mary Harvey, Mary Jo Hennessey, Wali Jamal, Mils James, Chris Josephs, Tommy LaFitte, Lara Miller, Jaime Slavinsky, Leslie Ezra Smith, Mark Staley, Johnny Terreri, Ayn Terceira, Ricardo Vila-Roger, Jonathan Visser, Bria Walker and Sara Williams.
Check out this awesome BUS 8 video by Jason Cohn and learn more about what BUS is really like!