Liberty Magic @ Home
About: Liberty Magic @ Home, is a live, virtual close up magic experience hosted by Liberty Magic's very own venue manager, Zoe Ruth. Patrons can tune in every Friday night at 7:30 p.m. on The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust YouTube or Facebook pages. The live streams feature tricks and Q&As with magicians.
Interviews with show host Zoe Ruth & featured Magicians
About: Creative Connections are virtual learning tools designed by Trust Arts Education Teaching Artists for learners of all ages. Each lesson is only a few minutes long and uses materials that most people already have on hand. Featuring visual arts, movement, music, and more, children and families can connect with the arts from wherever they are! The Trust Arts Education Department also offers Creative Curriculums, which are PA Standards aligned arts-integrated extensions to classroom curriculums designed for at home educators in mind!
Interviews with Program Manager Seth Laidlaw
Harris Theater @ Home
About: Harris Theater @ Home is a virtual cinema accessible through our website. Patrons can purchase tickets to films currently unavailable for public rental or sale and the film distributor will share a portion of their ticket payment with the Harris Theater.
Below are the films coming to the Harris Theater @ Home in May. If you are interested in reviewing a film or would like additional information, please contact Lucy Friedman-Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mossville: When Great Trees Fall, directed by Alexander Glustrom
May 8 - May 22
The story of a once-thriving community founded by formerly enslaved and free people of color that today is a breeding ground for petrochemical plants and their toxic black clouds.
Interview Opportunities: Director Alex Gustrom; Mossville residents, Erica Jackson and Destinee Jones
New York International Children’s Film Festival Kid Flicks One and Two, various directors
May 8 - May 17
A fun, artful film experience for kids and adults alike with two short film programs recommended for ages 3+ and 8+.
1BR, directed by David Marmor
May 8 - May 22
After leaving behind a painful past to follow her dreams, Sarah scores the perfect Hollywood apartment. But something is not right.
Up From the Streets, directed by Michael Murphy
May 15 - May 29
A feature length documentary that looks at the culture of New Orleans through the lense of music.
Interview Opportunities: Executive Producer Terence Blanchard; Writer, Director, and Producer Michael Murphy
Mr. Jones, directed by Agnieszka Holland
May 22 - June 5
A thriller set on the eve of World War II about the ambitious young journalist Gareth Jones, who goes on a life-or-death journey to uncover the truth behind the facade of Stalin’s Soviety propaganda machine.
Interviews with film curator Joseph Morrison
EQT Children’s Theater Festival @ Home
About: As announced last month, the 34th annual EQT Children’s Theater Festival will not take place physically in Downtown Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is working with featured performing artists, local artists, and organizations, and more to bring the community a re-imagined version of the festival that they can enjoy in the comfort of their own home. More information including a press release and event line-up will be announced over the upcoming weeks. The first official activity of the EQT Children’s Theater Festival @ Home is the Frogstop Scavenger Hunt.
Interviews with Festival Director Pamela Komar
Calling all Mom Bloggers: Participate in the Frogstop Scavenger Hunt and share your