Jim, 63, Reminds Us That Environmental Issues are Queer Issues #AMPLIFY

Gay Pittsburgh

Name:  Jim Age:  63 County of Residence:  Allegheny, formerly Venango, Philadelphia Preferred Pronouns: Just don’t call me Mrs. How do you describe your identity? Gutter trash who happened to meet the right people, have the right fate, and got to see the world as an out gay man. It’s been a blessing I tell you. Thank you Jesus. […]

First Issue of AMPLIFY Zine Available Now in Western PA, List of Distribution Spots

It is FINALLY here – Issue one of the AMPLIFY zine. And I think it is pretty awesome myself. You can click here to see a web version of the zine with clickable links. You can download a pdf version here to print. You can pick up a hard copy at these locations – check back […]

Ibsen at Off The Wall Makes Me Rethink Realism

Off The Wall Theater

This weekend, Off The Wall Theater is debuting a modern version of the Henrik Ibsen classic “Ghosts” and it has interesting implications for Women’s History Month. The history of Ghosts is as rich as the story line is intriguing. Strongly criticized by theater critics of the day as “abominable, blasphemous, disgusting, sordid” and shunned by […]

Artistic Q&A: Joe Wos Gets to the Core of His Art

Joe wos

As part my NaBloPoMo examination of art and blogging, I asked a few folks to consider some of the same questions I’m pondering. First up is Joe Wos, freelance cartoonist. Joe has contributed to this blog and contributed to previous Q&A series as well. Joe has been part of my life for more than four years; […]

Win Free Passes to See “Empire” Dance Performance at Off The Wall Theater

Empire Pittsburgh

Our friends at Off The Wall Theater have offered a chance to giveaway 2 sets of 2 tickets to see the world debut of “Empire” this weekend As we imagine in our own minds the legacy we are creating and those created by great icons before us we examine the roles of power, instinct, cunning, […]

Storyteller Staci Backauskus From Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival

Pittsburgh Pride Theater

The Pittsburgh Pride Theater Festival returns for it’s sixth season this weekend. We caught up with Judy Meiksin yesterday to learn more about the event. Today, we’ll talk with one of the authors, Staci Backauskus. You can read our interview with director Ted Hoover from last year. The festival runs the first two weekends in June on the third floor of Bricolage Theater on Liberty Avenue. […]

“Without Ruth” Makes Off The Wall Productions a Cultural Treasure

Every once awhile, you find a community gem that deserves more light. Off The Wall Productions in Carnegie is such a venue – a community theater group that has a fantastic facility coupled with a great creative team. “Without Ruth” debuted this past weekend – a play written Virginia Wall Gruenert based on the real […]