The world moves fast. Every day there’s a new crisis, a new gadget, a new diet, a new obligation. Slowing down doesn’t feel like an option, and the constant pressure of everyday life can be overwhelming. But, does it have to be? What if you could let go without letting anyone down? What if responsibilities weren’t yours alone?
Cross the arch and leave the real world behind as you enter Bazaar, Bricolage’s adventurous annual fundraiser. Bazaar is a magical, sprawling event with fire-breathers, acrobats, carnival games, and dynamically designed micro-immersive pods crafted by local artists of all kinds. This festival for the senses offers sensational food, delectable drinks, and surprises around every corner.
Led by storytelling powerhouses Alan Olifson, regular host of Pittsburgh’s monthly Moth StorySLAMs, and Tami Dixon, Principal Creative and Co-Founder of Bricolage Production Company.
Let us sweep you away to a land full of magic with a legendary crew of misfit friends where the weather is unpredictable, wickedness flies in from every direction, and a ‘great and powerful’ man behind a curtain is said to have all the answers.
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.
This hybrid storytelling sensation has been growing in popularity since its co-producer, Alan Olifson, brought it to Pittsburgh over 4 years ago. With its steadily growing audience and frequent media buzz, WordPlay has become a staple of Pittsburgh’s literary and theater scene.