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?
Aura, the brand you’ve come to know and trust, has been working on the answers to these questions and invites you to experience the solution: an intelligent product made just for you. Replace all the disparate devices that clutter your life and streamline your physical, emotional, intellectual, psychological, spiritual, and time-management needs. This is not a technology you wear or carry. This is the future of you. Project Amelia: Take Control.
About the Show
Project Amelia is a next-level immersive theater experience that invites you to the R&D lab of Aura, one of the world’s most innovative tech giants, to participate in the launch of a groundbreaking intelligence product like no other. Upon arrival you will be assessed and given the opportunity to interact with cutting edge technologies in order to make your mark on this historic event. Will the launch of Aura’s product change the course of history? Or will history be changed by your participation? The future awaits. Take control.
Project Amelia is written and conceived by Michael Skirpan, and created by Bricolage Production Company in Partnership with Probable Models.
Location: Project Amelia takes place in Pittsburgh’s South Side. The exact location will be disclosed via email in advance of your ticketed performance date. This experience is strictly for patrons 18 and up.
Free Thursday Post-show Discussion: Join us for a lively discussion every Thursday night throughout the run of the show. Click here to view the list of topics and speakers. This event is open to the public and includes complimentary food and drink! Catering provided by Sprezzatura.
Frequently Asked Questions: There’s a lot to know if you’re coming to an immersive, especially if it’s for the first time! Read our FAQ to find out more about the show.
General Admission: $50-70
The earlier in the run you attend, the lower the ticket price. This is in part to reward those who are our early-adopters – the ones who will show up the moment we open our door – and in part to better recognize the higher quality of experience that patrons who come late in the run receive.
Group Sales: Bring a group of 15+ and save $5-$20 per ticket. Groups get exclusive access to private catering and customized post-show discussions. Email us at email@example.com or call 412.471.0999 to learn more.
Free for All Tickets were made available on a first-come, first-served basis on August 2nd and are no longer available. Free For All tickets are a part of Theater for All, a Bricolage accessibility program intended to help remove financial barriers. If you were unable to participate you can still get a free ticket by volunteering for the show! Sign up here to join our volunteer newsletter.
Project Amelia is wheelchair accessible. Bricolage also provides accommodations such as audio description and ASL Interpretation through our Immersive Companions program. You can browse our selection of support and comfort equipment by reading our Audience Menu. Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all. Immersive experiences are heavily rooted in the senses and often require movement. As a result, not all experiences are suitable for all patrons and we may need to make adjustments or plan parts of your visit in advance to best suit your needs. Telling us about yourself and any concerns you have in advance helps ensure the support you need will be available at Project Amelia, and that associated discounts can be made available to you. We encourage you to identify any concerns you have that may prevent you from having a comfortable experience by leaving a comment when purchasing tickets, calling our office at 412.471.0999, or emailing Fred at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warnings: The first few performances of an immersive production lead to a lot of tweaks and adjustments, all of which have effects on accessibility. Certain accommodations that will be available for most performances of Project Amelia will not exist in their final forms at September performances. Guests attending before October 1 should be aware of the following: While Project Amelia contains no strobing effects, some patrons will have experiences involving intense light and sound. Project Amelia requires no stairs, but does include two ramps (one optional and one required) that are currently steeper than ADA regulations; physical assistance is available at these ramps. While all-gender restrooms are available, they do not currently feature handrails or comply with ADA regulations. If these factors would negatively impact your experience, we would be happy to exchange your tickets for a later date at no charge (subject to availability).
Without these believers, Project Amelia would not be possible:
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Clear Story, the Henry John Simonds Foundation, the Hillman Foundation, the Charles C. and Anna Z. Burstein Memorial Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Jane M. Epstine Charitable Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, the Rita McGinley Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation, Pittsburgh Magazine, and the Richard King Mellon Foundation.
James McCluskey and Hanni Cordes, James Kincaid and Nita Moots Kincaid, Susan and Jonathan Speicher, Roseanne Silva and Michael Tonkin, Deana Muro, Shelly Pagac, Allison Whitney and Brian Pietrandrea, Jeff and Marie Stapinski, Michael Ramsay, Lesley Carlin and Josh McElhattan, Maher S. Hoque, and Marilyn Painter.
Spirits provided by Pennsylvania Libations
See What Everyone Else Is Saying
For Bricolage, it’s a futuristic next step as a worldwide leader in the immersive movement that puts you in the driver’s seat of your own theatrical experience.– Sharon Eberson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
One of the best immersive theatre companies in America is back with an ambitious new work.– No Proscenium: The Guide to Everything Immersive
Then things get weird, and your group is tasked with getting to the bottom of that weirdness while Aura tries to debut its latest questionable project to the world.– Amanda Waltz, Pittsburgh City Paper
A high-intensity dream, something like Alice down the rabbit hole by way of virtual reality.– Laura Caton, Pittsburgh in the Round