Jeffrey Carpenter

Co-Artistic Director & Founder

jeff@bricolagepgh.org

Jeffrey Carpenter founded Bricolage Production Company in 2001. His artistic approach seeks alternatives to more traditional theater modalities, resulting in work that explores dynamic and deep modes of connectivity, placing each audience member at the center of the experience from which everything else spins. Immersive works with the company include: Project Amelia 2019, The Clearing 2018; DODO 2017, The Ascendants 2016; Enter the Imaginarium 2016; OjO: The Next Generation in Travel 2015; STRATA. 2012.  He has also directed and acted in many stage productions for the company and in productions all over the Pittsburgh area and beyond.

 

Tami Dixon

Co-Artistic Director

tami@bricolagepgh.org

Tami Dixon joined Bricolage Production Company in 2005 and has created dozens of programs, written countless episodes of Midnight Radio, and spearheaded initiatives of inclusion and accessibility like 5th Wall and Between the Lines: Community Conversations around Racism in Pittsburgh. Ms. Dixon is a recipient of the TCG/Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship, the Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Emerging Artist Award from The Heinz Endowments and The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Frankel Award from City Theatre Company, a Tribute to Women Leadership Award for Creative Arts from the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh, and was named Performer of the Year by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She is a Co-Director and Creative Team member for Bricolage’s groundbreaking immersive works DODO, STRATA, OjO: The Next Generation of Travel and the Immersive Encounters series. She served as writer and director of Welcome to Here, Bricolage’s first immersive experience for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Ms. Dixon’s first play, South Side Stories, received its world premiere and subsequent remount at City Theatre Company to critical and box office acclaim. Her follow-up, South Side Stories Revisited, had its world premiere in City Theatre’s 2023-2024 season, received critical and audience acclaim and again broke box office records. As an actress she’s originated the roles of Miss Julie in the world premiere production of Miss Julie, Clarissa and John at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company and Pace Creagan in Naomi Wallace’s The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek at Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival. Ms. Dixon has been seen locally in A Streetcar Named Desire with Barebones Productions, What the Constitution Means to Me, The Clockmaker, Marriage Minuet, The Missionary Position, and The Muckle Man with City Theatre, The Hothouse, Celebration, and Rock n Roll with PICT, King LearThe Task and El Paso Blue with Quantum Theatre, The Chicken Snake with The Rep, Metamorphoses with The Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and OjO: The Next Generation of Travel, Midnight Radio, STRATA, Dutchman, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, and Key to the Field with Bricolage.

Sam Turich

Head of Education

sam@bricolagepgh.org

Sam Turich, a writer, director, actor, and activist, creates original plays, films and immersive works including Daylighting the Stream on Governors Island in New York City. He was co-Creator/co-Director for large-scale immersives with Bricolage: STRATA, OjO and DODO. His theatre directing credits include the world premieres of Gab Cody’s Inside Passage and Fat Beckett with Quantum Theatre, Yinz’r Scrooged with Bricolage, and The Colonizers at City Theater, and he recently directed two innovative remote projects at Quantum: Constellations and Wild. He wrote and directed the short film “Mombies” and the feature Progression, and directed live action sequences for the Emmy Award-winning PBS Kids series “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” His acting credits include film and network television roles, including Bruce Ismay in the recently completed feature Unsinkable, and work at theaters in New York and Pittsburgh, where he recently played Odysseus in Quantum Theatre’s original adaptation An Odyssey. He has taught at the University of Pittsburgh, Point Park University and CMU. Sam is a graduate of Columbia University and the British American Drama Academy, and holds an MFA from Chatham University. He’s managed the Bricolage Education Program since 2014, overseeing its expansion from one school into over 20 schools throughout western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Board Members

Anthony Mologne

President
Edgewood Resources LLC

Ann Lapidus

Accessibility Consultant

Rod Schwartz

Proprietor
All-American Events

Deryck Tines

Proprietor, Pastor, Musical Director
Deryck Tines Group and Lemington Chorale

Tami Dixon – EX OFFICIO

Co-Artistic Director
Bricolage Production Company

Jeffrey Carpenter – EX OFFICIO

Co- Artistic Director and Founder
Bricolage Production Company