• March 11, 2017

  • Tickets start at $45

  • 18 and up

BUS: Bricolage's Annual Fundraiser

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.

THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK! We’ve used your survey responses to make a few tweaks to this year; we’ll have an additional bar, no live auction during intermission and reserved seating. Translation: less time waiting, more time partying.

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. We encourage patrons to identify any specific accommodations that would make their experience more enjoyable in the comments section when purchasing tickets, or by contacting Fred at 412.471.0999 or fred@webbricolage.org.



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, and 90.5 WESA.

See What Everyone Else Is Saying

  • "Throughout 24 frenzied hours, the boundary-pushing theater group assembles a roster of talented directors, writers and performers, divides them into groups and challenges them to produce an original work with the clock ticking."

    – Sean Collier, Pittsburgh Magazine
  • "It’s a variety of performance, very festive, unpredictable and a great sampling of what kind of active subject matter is happening amongst playwrights in this town"

    – Jason Clearfield, Pittsburgh in the Round
  • "One of the local theater scene’s most anticipated happenings, the fiercely imaginative—and friendly—smackdown embodies the spirit of risk-taking and innovation."

    – Jennifer Baron, NEXTpittsburgh
  • "Bricolage Productions’ big fundraiser is also its biggest annual high-wire act."

    – CP Staff, Pittsburgh City Paper

Meet the Cast & Crew

  • Playwrights

    • Gab Cody
    • Kim El
    • Gayle Pazerski
    • Dave Harris
    • Sloan MacRae
    • Mark Clayton Southers
  • Directors

    • Hallie Donnor
    • Linda Haston
    • Patrick Jordan
    • Ricardo Vila-Roger
    • Brad Stephenson
    • Sam Turich
  • Performers

    • Elena Alexandratos
    • Julianne Avolio
    • Chrystal Bates
    • Jonathan Berry
    • TaeAjah Cannon
    • Parag S. Gohel
    • Lisa Ann Goldsmith
    • Brett Goodnack
    • Wali Jamal
    • Billy Jenkins
    • Christopher Josephs
    • Amy Landis
    • Gregory Lehane
    • Connor McCanlus
    • Jason McCune
    • Missy Moreno
    • Delilah Picart
    • Sundiata Rice
    • Quinn Patrick Shannon
    • Christine Starkey
    • Genna Styles
    • Kelly Trumbull
    • Michael Angelo Turner
    • Shakara Wright
  • Crew

    • Antonio Colaruotolo
    • Alicia DiGiorgi
    • Jenna K Ferree
    • Cory Goddard
    • David Gotwald
    • Brendan Kepple
    • Ryan Looke
    • Phill Madore
    • Wendy Vandergrift

Special Thank You To Our Sponsors