An exhilarating mix of theater and VIP Gala, BUS is a daring exposé of Pittsburgh’s most adventurous artists.
Since 2005, we’ve hosted one of the Burgh’s most adventurous fundraisers. A mix of jet-fueled theater and VIP Gala, BUS brings together 40 of the city’s top theater artists in a race against time to create compelling, original plays in just 24 hours. This remarkable event features longtime stage veterans and fresh-faced artists alike, giving the local theater community a chance to come together on one stage. Come mingle with Pittsburgh’s theater scene, enjoy incredible food and drink, and watch it all come together in a heart-pounding performance that you’ll never forget.
Your ticket to BUS supports Bricolage and the adventurous theater you love.
Friday, March 10 @ Bricolage’s space
7-10pm: VIP Reception + Live Actor Exhibition
Saturday, March 11 @ The August Wilson Center
6:30-8pm: VIP Gala & Silent Auction +
8-11pm: Performance & Post-show Toast
$45: Mini BUS • Saturday
Arrive at 7:30pm for pre-show mingling and a drink. Watch the performance, bid in the silent auction, and enjoy the post-show toast.
$75: Party BUS • Saturday
Attend our exclusive VIP Gala with unlimited food & drinks, first look at the silent auction, and priority level seating for the performance.
$150: Double Decker BUS • Friday + Saturday
Come Friday for tapas & drinks and watch us kick off the 24 hour process with a Live Actor Exhibition. Come Saturday as a VIP, enjoy unlimited food & drink, first look at the silent auction, and watch the performance in the best seats in the house.
BUS will feature Audio Description, Assisted Listening, ASL Interpretation and large print programs for the main performance on Saturday March 11th. Both Bricolage’s space at 937 Liberty Ave and The August Wilson Center’s space at 980 Liberty Ave, are wheelchair accessible. Companion seating is also available with advance notice. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. They encourage patrons to identify any specific accommodations that would make their experience more enjoyable in the comments section when purchasing tickets or by calling their offices at 412.471.0999.
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Funding for BUS is provided by Allegheny Regional Asset District,Bistro to Go & Company, The Betsy McCormack Fund, The Greater Pittsburgh Small Arts Organization Capitalization Program, The Gruber Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, Minuteman Press Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh Port Authority, UBS Financial Services, 91.3 FM WYEP, 90.5 WESA
See What Everyone Else Is Saying
"If you have yet to experience this adrenaline-fueled version of extreme theater, you’re in for a treat"– Jennifer Baron, NEXT Pittsburgh
"You get a full production worthy of a thrill ride in one day. It brings the (theater) community together like nothing else"– Alice Carter, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
"The Bricolage Urban Scrawl is an intriguing production and a whirlwind of entertainment and attendees can tell that those involved truly give it their all while also having a lot of fun."– Jake Lake, Pittsburgh in the Round