In The Raw

Bricolage presents In the Raw Festival, A Play Development Laboratory

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.

5th Wall

5th Wall

Bricolage’s 5th Wall series seeks to break down the barriers between scripted storytelling and current events in the world at large.


WordPlay: A new spin on storytelling

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.

Midnight Radio: Animated Holidaze

  • December 5 - 14, 2013

  • Adults Only

Midnight Radio, Animated Holoda

Midnight Radio meets Mystery Science Theatre 3000! Come celebrate the holidays with our hilarious dubbed-over spin on classic animated holiday favorites.

Midnight Radio: War of the Worlds

  • October 24 - November 9, 2013

Midnight Radio War of the Worlds, 75th anniversary celebration

We’re celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the original broadcast of the Mercury Theater’s classic end-of-the-world radio play, War of the Worlds – with a Pittsburgh spin.

B.U.S. 8

  • April 5 & 6, 2013

B.U.S. Bricolage Annual Fundraiser

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 each to write a 10-minute play inspired by a 90-minute ride in a city bus.