Jeffrey Carpenter founded Bricolage and is now in his tenth season as Artistic Director. Last season for Bricolage he directed Hunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb. He also directs, writes and performs in Bricolage’s Midnight Radio series, running this June through November. Other directing credits with the company include Wild Signs, Biedermann and the Firebugs, Stroke, The Servant’s Lament, Troilus and Cressida, Key to the Field, Peace, and Speech & Debate. Recently he conceived, produced and directed the Bricolage/Pgh. Filmmakers multi-media project: In Service: Pittsburgh to Iraq about the lives of local veterans returning from the war. The full-length documentary was featured in last year’s Three River’s Film Festival and most recently on WQED as part of Filmmaker’s Corner. Jeffrey attended NYU’s Tisch School (Adler) where he received the Award for Outstanding Achievement. His acting credits with Bricolage include two critically acclaimed world premiere productions Wild Signs and Holler, both by David Turkel. He has acted in companies in NYC (Westbeth, 45th Street) as well as regionally in Boston (Merrimack Rep), Philadelphia (subcircle), and North Carolina (Archipelago, Carolina Ballet), as well as locally with City Theatre, Quantum, Pittsburgh Irish and Classical, The REP, barebones, Pittsburgh Playwrights, and Unseam’d Shakespeare. NYC directing credits include Athol Fugard’s Hello and Goodbye (Ensemble Studio Theater), and Unbecoming (45th Street Theater). Among his all-time favorite productions was his first as director in Pittsburgh: Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck (timespace). Jeffrey also co-founded the American Shorts Reading Series, now part of Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures.
Producing Artistic Director
Tami Dixon is in her sixth season as Bricolage Production Company’s Producing Artistic Director. With Bricolage, Ms. Dixon created the smash hit summer series Midnight Radio, now in its 3rd season, as well as developed The Fifth Wall, In the Raw and numerous other programs. Directing credits include the sold-out run of the Pittsburgh premiere of Chicks With Dicks: Bad Girls On Bikes Doing Bad Things, August in August at The August Wilson Center for African American Culture, where she is a founding member of its theatre ensemble, Future Ten 10-Minute Play Festival, SWAN Day Festival and numerous readings for local theatre companies. As an actor Ms. Dixon has appeared on a number of Pittsburgh stages including Metamorphoses with The Pittsburgh Public, the U.S. premiere of The Clockmaker, A Marriage Minuet, the world premiere of The Missionary Position, and The Muckle Man with City Theatre. Celebration, The Hot House, and Rock and Roll with Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre. The Task and El Paso Blue with Quantum. Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom and the world premiere of Key to the Field with Bricolage, and the world premiere of The Chicken Snake with The Rep. Company. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh Ms. Dixon spent 10 years in New York City working with theatres and companies like The Adobe Theatre Company, The Henry Miller Theatre, The Century Center for the Performing Arts, The Lucille Lortel, The Ohio Theatre, hERE Arts Center, LaMama, The Blue Heron, The Chelsea Playhouse, and many others. As a theatre educator, Ms. Dixon has taught at Carnegie Mellon University, City Theatre, CAPA, WYEP, Northside Urban Pathways Charter School and Act One Theatre School. Awards and honors include 2008 TCG Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship, The Thomas Auclair Memorial Scholarship Award, and a nomination for a New York Innovative Theatre Award. Ms. Dixon holds a BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University.
Hannah Nielsen-Jones considers herself extremely fortunate to have found an artistic home at Bricolage. She relocated to Pittsburgh in October 2011 after having worked in varying capacities with BATS Theatre (Wellington, New Zealand), Teatro Catalinas Sur (Buenos Aires, Argentina), GALA Teatro Hispano (Washington, DC), Las Jamonas (Washington, DC), Happenstance Theatre (Washington, DC) and Battersea Arts Centre (London, UK). Hannah holds a BA in Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University and the 2010 Chapman Kip Award for Best Stage Manager. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Emerging Arts Leaders Steering Committee.
Erica Lillquist has been working at Bricolage since October of 2011. She holds a Master of Public Administration in Public and Nonprofit Management from the University of Pittsburgh.