Tickets & Events
September 27 | 7pm
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.
October 6 | 8pm
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.
October 13 - 14 | 8pm
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.
October 24 | 7pm
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.
October 27 - 28 | 8pm
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
November 3 | 8pm
Two highly regarded Pittsburgh musicians come together for a month-long exploration as part of KST’s Fresh Works residency program.
November 10 - 11 | 8pm
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.
November 25 | 6pm VIP | 7pm General | 8pm Concert
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.
December 1 | 8pm
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 | 8pm
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.