Upcoming Events

  • KST Presents

    September 27

    Thrival Innovation Festival Keynote

    In collaboration with XPrize, Thrival Innovation addresses, head on, the consequences of an artificial intelligence revolution—ranging from the effects on our day-to-day lives, to the impact on jobs and the economy, to the way government and lawmakers handle automation on a massive scale.

  • KST Presents

    September 30

    Mixed Threads

    This annual event is also an open invitation for the general public to take notice and support the many diverse and unique designers through business and commerce.

  • KST Presents

    October 6

    Unblurred Dance Party – October

    On the first Friday of each month, people from all over the city come together on Penn Avenue for Unblurred meet artists and encounter works of photography, dance, painting, sculpture, music and spoken word.

  • KST Presents

    October 6

    Vatic Kuumba / D.S. Kinsel / Anqwenique Wingfield – A Furtive Movement

    Providence-based National Poetry Slam competitor and emerging playwright Vatic Kuumba comes to KST to collaborate with two visionary Pittsburgh artists: vocalist and director of Groove Aesthetic, Anqwenique Wingfield; and visual artist, cultural agitator and BOOM Concepts co-founder D.S. Kinsel.

  • KST Presents

    October 13 - 14

    Ananya Dance Theatre – Shyamali: Sprouting Words

    Ananya Dance Theater’s newest work takes its name from the Bengali work for “dark green,” and draws inspiration from the force that springs trodden grass back to life. In Shyamali: Sprouting Words, choreographer Ananya Chatterjea recognizes proactive dissent as a fuel for growth, and celebrates the courage of women who refuse to be broken, women who speak up, talk back, embody dissent and sustain their communities against injustice.

  • KST Presents

    October 24

    Bill Shannon – Residency Showing

    As KST’s current Penn Avenue Creative Artist-in-Residence, Bill Shannon offers an in-process showing and conversation about Touch Update, a multidisciplinary work that combines movement, wearable projection technology and video installation to explore the significant and often subtle implications of physical human contact in the digital era.

  • KST Presents

    October 27 - 28

    Balafon West African Dance – Black River Dance Festival

    Led by revered dance artist Kadiatou Conte-Forte, Balafon West African Dance Ensemble is a Pittsburgh institution, one that combines intricate choreography and elaborate costumes with live music and song

  • KST Presents

    October 28

    9th Annual Halloween Mayhem

    Zombies, a costume parade, puppets, games and more fill Kelly Strayhorn Theater for our ninth annual Halloween Mayhem.

Classes + Workshops

  • 7:30p

    LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    Writer, vocalist and sound artist LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013), leads an interactive workshop open to everyone who wants to explore contemporary poetics in practice.

  • 10a - Noon

    Ananya Chatterjea – 15 Gestures of Dissent

    In this workshop designed for all levels, participants explore the organically expanding number 15 (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 = 15) as they build on individual expressions of dissent to build a greater collective whole.

  • 6p - 7:30p

    Roland Ford – Dance and Be Fit

    Roland Ford, a 68 year old Pittsburgh native, has set Pittsburgh on fire with his high impact dance classes, enthusiasm, creative talent and energy. Roland motivates all age groups to stay in shape and have fun at the same time, with his line dancing and fitness classes.

  • Saturdays / October 7 - December 2, 2017 | 9a - Noon

    KST’s Alloy School | Fall 2017

    Dance, movement, yoga and acting classes for children and families.