Fall 2021 | Welcome Home

After almost two years apart, we are so glad to welcome you back to the 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.

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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

Photo Credit: Carrie Schneider, Beth Barbis, Dan Lapman, Kitoko Chargois, Lindsay B. Garvin, provided by the Freshworks artists