Bricolage’s Midnight Radio program is a long-time fan favorite that takes the form of a classic 1940s radio broadcast complete with commercial parodies, musical underscoring, and live Foley sound effects.
Bricolage Urban Scrawl (B.U.S.) is Bricolage’s annual fundraiser that takes the form of a 24-hour theatre festival. We give 6 playwrights 12 hours to each write a 10-minute play inspired by a 90 minute ride in a city bus.
WordPlay is a new spin on the age-old tradition of storytelling. With brazen honesty and creativity, actors, comedy writers, and everyday people read their own stories while our DJ spins a real-time soundtrack using anything from Brahms to Beyoncé. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll get an extremely intimate look into the life of a total stranger.
IE’s are intimate theatrical experiences presented in bite-sized portions, designed to awaken, challenge, and place the audience at the center of the the performance.
The narrative around in the Raw has evolved over the years. From the early days of simple readings that supported playwright’s during their (re)writing process, to a festival that workshop three play selected from a call for submissions, and finally to a devised theatre festival that gave playwrights, directors and actors the experience of creating new work from audience suggestions, In the Raw has always been an incubator for the pracitce of theatre.
Bricolage’s Fifth Wall series seeks to break down the barriers between scripted storytelling and current events in the world at large.
This hybrid storytelling sensation has been growing in popularity since its co-producer, Alan Olifson, brought it to Pittsburgh over 4 years ago. With frequent media buzz, (Pittsburgh Magazine’s Top 10, Pittsburgh in the Round’s Top 5, Post-Gazette’s Hotlist) WordPlay almost always sells out weeks in advance!