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theatriQ :: Hearts on Hold

KST Presents

March 17 - 18, 2018 | Please See Below

Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 2:00pm
Saturday, March 17, 2018 | 8:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 2:00pm
Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 8:00pm
KST Alloy Studios
5530 Penn Ave :: Map

Each year, Dreams of Hope launches an original production created and performed by its theatriQ Youth Ensemble, developed in residence at KST’s Alloy Studios. The young artists, ages 13-21, work with professional collaborators and advisers to develop stage works that address LGBTQ themes and issues. This year, they present Hearts on Hold,  adding to a range of past productions that have examined individual mythology by weaving storytelling from ancient Greece to Tumblr (Webs), created a magical dramedy in which members of a high school gay-straight alliance gain magical powers (Lavender Spell) and welcomed audiences to a feast that celebrates gardens, communities, and, above all, life (Sun-Dried Tomatoes).

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theatriQ is supported by The UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion, a residency at the Alloy Studios through the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, The Heinz Endowments, Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Cooper-Siegel Family Foundation, Dollar Bank, The Fine Foundation, The Gouge Family Foundation, Hillman Family Foundations, The John J. McDonnell and Margaret T. O’Brien Foundation, MUKTI Fund, off the WALL Charitable Foundation, Opportunity Fund, Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Brooks Foundation of PNC Charitable Trusts, and Black Radish Kitchen.

About TheatriQ
Through the power of the arts, Dreams of Hope provides the region’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied (LGBTQA+) youth a welcoming environment to grow in confidence, express themselves, and develop as leaders. Their creative contributions educate audiences, build awareness, and increase acceptance.

Our performance ensemble, theatriQ, (ages 13-21) works with professional artists to create original work addressing LGBTQA+ themes. They engage and educate audiences through performances and hands-on workshops.




Pay What Makes You Happy! Tickets for this event are available at any price. Simply choose the level that makes you happy—or name your own! All seats are general admission.