• May 20 - June 13, 2015

Saints Tour

There’s something in the dirt.

Conceived and written by playwright Molly Rice, SAINTS TOUR is a site-specific play built intentionally for the neighborhood it occupies, taking the form of a bus & walking tour during which magical things happen.

Bricolage Production Company presents, in association with Real/Time Interventions, a new immersive experience called SAINTS TOUR.

It has been said that during the Spring Saints “emerge” in disproportionate numbers at this particular latitude and longitude (40.403402,-79.8668382), performing acts of good which often go unnoticed. SAINTS TOUR moves you through the nooks and crannies of Braddock, North Braddock and Braddock Hills, led by a Tour Guide whose family has been rooted to the land for centuries. You traverse the landscape along the Monongahela River, up hills, over train tracks, and through sites of local lore, while listening to stories the Tour Guide tells of the “saints” that have inhabited those spaces. Along this route, you encounter visual enchantments, sudden music, mysterious occurrences and other magical traces of local “saints” in your midst, inspired by area artists, youth and residents.

For more information on past SAINTS TOUR productions, click here.

“Steel Mill” Photograph by Jeff Sutton


Bricolage is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all patrons. We endeavor to have transparency with all our programs that may present specific challenges for patrons. We want you to know that our immersive pieces that are mobile can be difficult for patrons with mobility issues, and this particular piece requires audiences to move up and down stairs, and through uneven terrain. As a result, it may not be suitable for all patrons. We encourage you to identify any specific accommodations that would help you better enjoy your time with us and if you have concerns about the mobile nature of the piece, please give us a call at 412-471-0999 or email Fred at; we would be happy to share more details to help you assess whether you will be able to participate.

See What Everyone Else Is Saying

  • "Nothing is more eye-opening than the view back over the Mon Valley from the top of the Monongahela Cemetery, the distant sky painted golden red as evening falls. Has new-mown grass ever smelled sweeter? Have the shimmering towers of Pittsburgh far to the west ever seemed more magical? Later, in another direction, the fairy lights of Kennywood come into view.”

    – Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • "Pittsburgh’s dramatic topography—with juxtapositions of winding city steps, urban hollers, skeletons of industry and nestled row houses—seems to engender an intersection of past, present and future. In Bricolage‘s newest immersive experience, audiences will eschew the passive seats of conventional theater and traverse the storied terrain of Pittsburgh’s Mon Valley. Teaming up with Pittsburgh’s newest theatre makers, Real/Time Interventions, SAINTS TOUR takes the fluid form of a bus and walking trip designed to reveal “mystical things” along its route. As active participants, tour-goers will move through the “nooks and crannies of Braddock, North Braddock and Braddock Hills, led by the Tour Guide whose family has been rooted to the land for centuries.”

    – Jennifer Baron, NEXTpittsburgh
  • “[A] whimsical work of art that is not afraid to have fun and be a bit silly. “SAINTS TOUR” is filled with artistic, unpredictable moments, such as the circus-like performer swinging from the tree in the cemetery, then dashing across the graves, trailing a red silk cape."

    – Tom Scanlon, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
  • "SAINTS TOUR is playwright Molly Rice's work about finding the extraordinary in the everyday: saints in the front yard. The episodic, non-narrative show is produced by Bricolage Productions with Rice and partner Rusty Thelins' Real/Time Interventions. It is structured as a 90-minute bus-and-walking tour in and near Braddock — where, audiences are told by the Tour Guide, "Saints emerge in disproportionate numbers at this very latitude and longitude." A gardening theme runs through the script, and the play's tagline is "There's something in the dirt."

    – Bill O’Driscoll, Pittsburgh City Paper
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Meet the Cast & Crew

  • Cast

    • Sanford Barnes
    • Nathan Barnes
    • Jessica Bryant
    • Krisitin Garbarino
    • Cara Garofalo
    • Sean Radermacher
    • Jennifer Sternick
  • Tour Guide

    • Bria Walker
  • Produced & Directed by

    • Jeffrey Carpenter
    • Tami Dixon
  • Directed by

    • Rusty Thelin
  • Produced in assocation with

    • Real/Time Interventions
  • Production Manager

    • Alicia DiGiorgi
  • Production Assistant

    • Jessica Bryant
  • Production Assistant

    • Ryan Looke
  • House Manager

    • Mary Carey
  • Sound Designer

    • Kristopher Buggey
  • Artists

    • Lenka Clayton
    • Vanessa German
    • New Guild Studios
    • David Pohl
    • Zena Ruiz
    • Lindsey Sherloum
    • James Simon
  • Documentarians

    • Patrick Dames
    • Jolene Dames
  • Partner Organizations

    • Braddock Youth Project
    • The Braddock Carnegie Library
    • Gardweeno
    • Grow Pittsburgh/Braddock Farms
    • Unsmoke Systems

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