Bricolage Production Company Partners with Real'Time Interventions for SAINTS TOUR
Bricolage Production Company, nationally recognized for their unconventional theatrical works such as, STRATA and OjO, is proud to partner with Pittsburgh's newest theatre makers, Real/Time Interventions, to present their next truly unique theatre experience in Braddock, PA. Conceived and written by playwright Molly Rice, SAINTS TOUR will open on May 21st and run through June 13th. This immersive theater piece is a site-specific play built intentionally for the neighborhood it occupies, taking the form of a bus and walking tour during which magical things happen.
Participants of SAINTS TOUR 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. Traversing the landscape along the Monongahela River, up hills, over train tracks, and through sites of local lore, the Tour seeks signs and sightings of local "saints" in unexpected spaces. Participants encounter visual enchantments, sudden music, mysterious occurrences and other sub rosa traces of the "saints" that shape the narrative of this community. Weaving myth and realism with the unique history of the city and her residents, the tour concludes with a shared meal in a secret setting.
For writer and conceiver Molly Rice, working with the people of Braddock has been an experience like no other:
"In our research, we have found that Braddock holds a singular balance of devoted builders and change-makers and open, warm human beings who are generous with their talents. We have worked in a deeply integrated, foundation- up way I have never quite experienced before-to accomplish the work of unearthing and bringing the riches of this historic, complex neighborhood into the center of The Saints Tour frame." - Molly Rice, Real/Time Interventions
The industrial landscape of this unique community inspired many visual artists to relocate to the area. Resident artists Zena Ruiz and Lindsay Sherloum and long-time Braddock artistic collective, New Guild Studios team up with an incredible array of celebrated Pittsburgh artists and organizations like The Braddock Youth Project and Braddock Farms to highlight and enhance the landscape through which participants travel.
SAINTS TOUR individual artists include: Nathan Barnes, Sanford Barnes, TaeAjah Cannon, Lenka Clayton, Vanessa German, New Guild Studios, David Pohl, Zena Ruiz, Linsday Sherloum, James Simon, Bria Walker and others.
SAINTS TOUR partner organizations include: Braddock Youth Project, The Braddock Carnegie Library, Gardweeno, Grow Pittsburgh/Braddock Farms, Superior Motors, and Unsmoke Systems.
SAINTS TOUR is made possible by generous support from community partners, including The Heinz Endowments and The Sprout Fund.
SAINTS TOUR opens May 21 and runs Wednesdays-Sundays at 7:30PM through June 13. Tickets: $60. Free for residents of 15104 with reservation. For tickets: http://www.bricolagepgh.org/events/saints-tour-0