Winter 2022 | Welcome Home

It may be cold outside, but Kelly Strayhorn Theater will bring the heat this January and February! The Winter 2022 season begins with a focus on the power of activism through Give Me Liberty, a celebration of the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., co–presented with our East End friends and partners BOOM Concepts. The day will feature activities with Women of Visions, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and other community partners in the lobby and performances on stage from STAYCEE PEARL dance project & Soy Sos, Anita Levels, and more! 

February brings the long awaited When Doves Cry: A Prince Tribute Concert produced by Pittsburgh music maker Dwayne Fulton bringing us all the hits we need to hear! Later in February we present the Pittsburgh premiere of Obi Mbu (The Primordial House): An Igbo Creation Myth, an experimental dance film whose creative team includes Co-Directors Mikael Owunna and Marques Redd; Movement Director Ursula Payne; Dancers Corey Bourbonniere and Victoria Watford; and Sound Designer Herman Pearl (Soy Sos). Prepare to be enraptured and entranced by this fantasia of dance and ritual performance. 

And of course there is also the Spring 2022 eight-week session of The Alloy School kicking off February 12 with a new set of classes including Creative Play: Stars & Stories for kids (ages 3-6) and their caretakers and DanceFit, a zumba-type fitness class (ages 18+)! The learning continues with a music workshop from artist and performer Livefromthecity through which participants will find their sound, and a five-part climate change themed dance workshop series from slowdanger running through May. 

There is so much to explore with us this Winter! Join us at Kelly Strayhorn Theater and KST’s Alloy Studios! We look forward to welcoming you! All tickets are Pay What Makes You Happy! and are on sale Thursday, January 6, 2022! 

Joseph Hall, Executive Director


For information on our COVID-19 policy and protocols, please visit this page.


 

COMMUNITY/YOUTH
Give Me Liberty
East Liberty Celebrates MLK Day
Co-Presented with BOOM Concepts

Monday, January 17, 2022
1:00pm – 4:00pm Lobby Activities
2:00pm Performance

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave.


MUSIC WORKSHOP
Livefromthecity
Finding Your Sound

Saturday, January 22, 2022
2:00pm – 3:00pm

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.

 


DANCE WORKSHOP
slowdanger
De-Mystifying the Box

Sundays, January 30, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 15
12:00pm – 2:00pm

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.

 


DANCE/COMMUNITY
The Alloy School 
Spring 2022 Participant and Caretaker Orientation

Saturday, February 5, 2022
10:00am

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.

 


DANCE/COMMUNITY
The Alloy School 
Spring 2022 Eight-Week Session 

Saturday, February 12, 19, 26, March, 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 2022
10:00am – 1:00pm

KST’s Alloy Studios | 5530 Penn Ave.

 


MUSIC
Dwayne Fulton
When Doves Cry: A Prince Tribute Concert

Saturday, February 19, 2022
8:00pm

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave.

 


FILM/DANCE
Mikael Owunna & Marques Redd
Obi Mbu (The Primordial House): An Igbo Creation Myth

Friday, February 25, 2022
7:00pm

Kelly Strayhorn Theater | 5941 Penn Ave.

 


Photo Credit: graphic designed by Kelsy Black, Whitney Browne, Beth Barbis, Wikicommons, Mikael Owunna, Paul Kruse, Kitoko Chargois