FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE: Kelly Strayhorn Theater welcomes Pittsburgh audiences home to our venues this fall
EAST LIBERTY, PA, August 20, 2021 – After nearly two years apart, Kelly Strayhorn Theater is excited to welcome all lovers of the arts back home to East Liberty this fall for an unforgettable series of dance, art, theatrical, and musical performances.
- Thursday, September 16: Black and Solid Gold: the Hits of MAGNIFICENT MOTOWN! featuring a discussion with Women of Visions and an ORIGINS marketplace
- Friday, September 24: SWITCH SIGNAL film by Propelled Animals
- Saturday, September 25: The Men of MAGNIFICENT MOTOWN!: A Conversation with Women of Visions’ first time Male Collaborators
- Friday – Saturday, October 1 & 2: Freshworks Residency Showing: Death Dream, featuring Ty Greenwood and Cherish Morgan
- Saturday, October 9 – Sunday, October 31: CIRCLES: reclamation visual arts exhibition, featuring Staycee Pearl, Bekezela Mguni, Kitoko Chargois, sarah huny young, Co-Presented with August Wilson African American Cultural Center
- Saturday, October 23: Halloween Mayhem, featuring Alumni Theater Company
- Thursday – Saturday, October 28 – 30: CIRCLES: going in, featuring STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos, Co-Presented with August Wilson African American Cultural Center
- Friday – Saturday, November 5 & 6: Freshworks Residency Showing: 40412, featuring Livefromthecity & Sheryland Neal
- Wednesday – Saturday, November 10 – 13: My People: A QTPOC Festival of the Arts, featuring A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham
- Saturday, November 13: An Untitled Love, featuring A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham, Presented by Pittsburgh Dance Council in partnership with Kelly Strayhorn Theater
- Wednesday, November 17: Synchronized with Soy Sos, Presented by PearlArts
- Saturday, November 20: Let’s Move! Family Dance Party, featuring The Alloy School Showcase
- Saturday, November 27: Suite Life: A Celebration of Billy Strayhorn and Gene Kelly
- Friday – Saturday, December 3 & 4: Freshworks Residency Showing: Aura: Reimagined, featuring Clara Kent & ian Brill
- Wednesday, December 15: Synchronized with Soy Sos, Presented by PearlArts
Masks will be required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated guests. “With the uncertainty of the pandemic, our community’s health and safety come first for us at KST. Moving forward into our 2021-2022 season, we will continue to closely follow the CDC and Allegheny County Health Department’s guidelines to make sure that all of us can enjoy the performing arts without fear or unease. All our performances, workshops, and classes will be masked and physically distanced because to us, you can’t have a great show without an audience who feels safe and at home,” said Joseph Hall, Executive Director of Kelly Strayhorn Theater.
Taking inspiration from the cultural tradition of Black homemaking, KST is affirming itself as a home for artists and a site of resistance, birthing community-centered arts where all are valued, with particular care and nurturance for historically resilient folks.
Season events take place at both the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, located at 5941 Penn Avenue, and KST’s Alloy Studios, at 5530 Penn Avenue, unless otherwise noted.
Tickets are now on sale at kelly-strayhorn.org or can be purchased in person at the event. Pricing is Pay What Makes You Happy!, a sliding scale of accessible price points in order to truly welcome all to enjoy the arts.
For full season details, COVID policy updates, and tickets, go to kelly-strayhorn.org.