The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s pick for 2002’s “most artistically ambitious” and “adventuresome” debut, the company utilized 14 actors, 2 live musicians, fire-eaters, belly dancers, snake charmers, and a modern dancer to tell this epic tale of Augustin Calmet, a French monk in the early eighteenth century who inadvertently introduced Western Europe to the legend of the vampire.
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.
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 workshopped three plays 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 practice of theatre.