Q&A with City Theatre: #PayWhatYourWant and Radical Hospitality in the Arts

Pay What Your Want Pittsburgh

Affordability has been a frequent factor for many of my arts and cultural decisions over the years. As a disabled social worker, my income only stretches so far and has historically been constrained by my profession. My first trip to City Theatre was as an invited guest of a dear friend in 2003 and I […]

Q&A with Singer-Writer Jill Sobule Live in Pittsburgh This Weekend Only

  Your Name: Jill Sobule Your Pronouns: her/She How do you describe your identity? Jeepers, I kind of don’t think about that as much. I guess “bi”, “fluid”, “queer”? They all could work We last ‘spoke’ via Q&A in 2013 when you came to town with the Julia & Jill Show. So I’ll skip the usual […]

Q&A: ‘Nomad Motel’ Playwright Carla Ching on Creating Responsible, Thoughtful, and Human Art

Carla Ching

A new play is debuting at the City Theatre this month, Nomad Motel written by Carla Ching.  This show also marks the debut of a ‘pay what you want’ option at City Theatre during select performances. Details at the end of this post. May 12 – June 3, 2018 In the not-so-sunny side of California, Alix […]

Local LGBTQ Links We’re Reading – December 29, 2017

We are reading about: Marc Felion, PrEP, religious liberty, WESA, Pittsburgh Foundation, Deanna Garcia, Mister Rogers, Amazon, New Pittsburgh Courier, Roy Moore, Doug Jones, City Theatre, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, Feast of Fun and more.

Holiday Shows at Pittsburgh Theaters, Santa Claus Visits ‘Burgh Vivant

Always a good time for some festive performances. Here’s a few that look terrific to us. Carnegie Stage The Carols  Dec. 7-9 @ 8:00pm, Dec 9&10 @ 3:00 pm Dec. 14-16 @ 8:00 pm, Dec. 16&17 @ 3:00 pm Tickets range from $5-30 It’s Christmastime in 1944. War is raging and, here at home, a […]

The Haunting “Sequel” of Abigail Williams at City Theatre

It is not often that I leave a cultural event with the phrase “that was epic” on my lips, but the City Theatre’s production of “Abigail/1702” made it happen. A vivid imagining of the escape and redemption of Abigail Williams – one of the chief accusers from the Salem witch trials – the play was […]

Review: “Little Gem” at City Theatre (and Ticket Giveaway)

The three woman show “Little Gem” currently at City Theatre is like a book you expect to enjoy, but find yourself unable to put down for hours on end. As the final scene played out, I wanted to stand up and say “BUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?” Fortunately, I did not do that.  LITTLE GEM March […]

Lauren Weedman, Goddess of Funny

Pgh Lesbian Correspondents

Yesterday, Ledcat and I were trotting up Liberty Avenue to grab some dinner with our friends Tom and Harry after wrapping up our PrideFest activities when I saw her.  Sitting at the City Theatre table.  Actually, I saw the sign first “Meet Lauren Weedman, Goddess of All that is Funny and Smokin Hot” or something like […]