Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Juried Visual Art Exhibition People’s Choice Award Winner announced: Cynthia Cable
About: The people have spoken! The winner of the JVAE People’s Choice Award was announced on June 18th. Cynthia Cable’s colorful piece Burano Dreams was chosen.
Liberty Magic: Mark Toland in MIND READER
About: From NBC to NPR, FROM SOMETHING to his own Ted Talks, magician Mark Toland has captivated audiences everywhere with his unique ‘mind-reading’ abilities. Toland brings the mysteries of the mind to Liberty Magic for a six-week residency through August 4.
Talent phone/on-site interviews
Summer Gallery Crawl Presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan
About:The summer edition of the seasonal free gallery crawl in the Cultural District will take place on July 12 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The crawl features more than 20 stops at various indoor and outdoor locations throughout Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
Galleries: Wood Street Gallery, 937 Gallery, 707 Penn Gallery, SPACE
There will be new exhibit openings at each of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s galleries. Attendees of Wood Street Gallery will be treated to music from a local DJ. 707 Penn Gallery will feature live music from lo-fi punk band SPEED PLANS.
On-site artist interviews
B-Roll of exhibits
Please contact Diana Roth for all media opportunities
Crawl After Dark: Footwork
Presented by UPMC and UPMC Health Plan, the Crawl After Dark event Footwork starts at 9:00 p.m. to midnight, located in the Trust Arts Education Center, Peirce Studio, 805 Liberty Avenue. The event ($25, over age 21+) includes a Pittsburgh Cultural Trust one year Partners Membership, 1 drink + bites, cash bar, all within an immersive dance party space! FOOTWORK After Dark is designed by LUXE Creative.
Please contact Lindsey Neyland for this opportunity.
Children’s Theater Series: 2019-2020 Season
About:This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Children’s Theater Series, a presentation of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Subscriptions are on sale now for the 2019-2020 season which includes five family-friendly shows taking place throughout the Cultural District and the Western Pennsylvania school district.
Talent phone interviews
On-site coverage of talent visiting UPMC Children’s Hospital
Children’s Theater 50th Birthday Celebration; More info to come!
Judy Moody & Stink
Nov 17 - 24, 2019, Byham Theater and suburban locations
Based on the popular book series by Megan McDonald, audience members of Judy Moody & Stink will go on a hilarious adventure live on stage with the dynamic sister and brother duo. The story follows Judy whom after seeing her classmate’s picture on the front page of the newspaper decides she wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the coveted Golden Clothespin Award. Judy Moody and Stink are the perfect pair for their imperfect capers that lead to fun, mystery, sibling rivalry, and, in the end, true friendship. Recommended for ages 3+.
The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
Jan 5 - 12, 2020, Byham Theater and suburban locations
Based on the popular book series turned TV show, The Magic School Bus makes its way to Pittsburgh. Watch as Ms. Frizzle saves the day as her and the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium. The group is blasted into outer space for an otherworldly adventure and face both old and new rivalries who threaten to tear the students apart. Recommended for ages 3+.
Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure
Feb 23 ,2020, Byham Theater Exclusive!
Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites viewers to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today! Actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination come together to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. Recommended for ages 3+.
Diary of a Wombat
Mar 22 - 29, 2020, Byham Theater and suburban locations
A production of Monkey Baa Theatre Company, Diary of a Wombat tells the story of Mothball, an Australian wombat in search of shelter and food creating chaos in her wake. Based on the multi award-winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat by Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. Recommended for ages 3+.
May 16, 2020, Byham Theater
Part of the 2020 EQT Children’s Theater Festival Join the mischievous Doodle POP! duo as they experience an exciting adventure in an ocean world they imagine and create while on stage. What will happen to them in this beautiful but scary watery world, as will they try to return a turtle doodle to the sea safely? Recommended for ages 3+.
Please contact Rebecca Hansborough for all Children’s Theater series media opportunities.