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.
Two highly regarded Pittsburgh musicians come together for a month-long exploration as part of KST’s Fresh Works residency program.
November 10 - 11
Dahlak Brathwaite’s incisive humor transform a chilling personal story into a vital performance that layers character-driven storytelling and poetic verse with original songs to create a hybrid hip-hop drama, accompanied by beats from DJ Dion Decibels.
The 10th Annual Suite Life is a musical tribute to the life and legacy of KST namesake Billy Strayhorn. Raised in Homewood, the legendary pianist, arranger and composer studied music at an early age, then joined musical ensembles, performed on local radio and wrote music, before making an indelible mark in the world of jazz.
Choreographer Maree ReMalia, video artist and photographer Gigi Gatewood and dance Lillian Cho employ their Fresh Works residency to forge a new collaborative project that blends movement, storytelling, live performance and visuals in ways in that convey a spectrum of experience, illuminate poignant moments and incite thoughtful humor.
December 15 - 16
The culmination of a six-month, bi-city exchange, this evening of experimental and interdisciplinary dance performances explores our identities as constantly shifting states of being, of boundaries defined and refined by the spaces we inhabit.