Wednesday, November 18, 2015






    Quantum Theatre, known for its groundbreaking, peripatetic approach, presents the second in a season celebrating 25 years of making work in Pittsburgh: Chickens in the Yard.
    The company has welcomed the Hatch Arts Collective (director Adil Mansoor, writer Paul Kruse, and producer Nicole Shero) into the Quantum laboratory to create this innovative play, and is pleased to introduce them to its audience. Chickens in the Yard tells the story of a family through the eyes of their four chickens
     Set in Pittsburgh, it offers a Rubik’s Cube of struggling individuals and fragile couples, whose relationships gel into surprising strength. The play explores what a gay identity means for two people journeying from the families that raised them to the family they choose to create together.
    Javo Studios in Lawrenceville provides the coop, with designers Britton Mauk (scenic), Patrick Hayes (lighting), Jenn Gooch (costume), and David Bielewicz (sound). Starring: Laurie Klatscher, Siovhan Christensen, Joseph McGranaghan, and Alec Silberblatt, with original music performed live by Morgan Erina and Ginger Brooks Takahashi.
    Founded in 2012, Hatch Arts Collective is a multidisciplinary theater organization based in Pittsburgh, PA. Hatch gathers artist communities to create performance and media-based work. Chickens in the Yard premiered in June 2013. Hatch also produced two collaborative theater-making intensives, and Walldogs, an evening-length play which premiered in August 2014.

Who: Quantum Theatre, Hatch Arts Collective
What: Chickens in the Yard
The Gerri Kay New Voices Program
    Quantum honors a longtime board member, friend, and supporter by welcoming developing theatre artists once annually into the Quantum laboratory to create a work that furthers their artistry and careers while introducing them to Quantum’s aesthetic principles and generously-spirited audience.
When: November 20 – December 3, 2015 (Opening/Press Night: November 20). The 14
 performances run Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays 7 pm. Matinee performances: 3pm on
 Nov. 22 and 29.
Where: Javo Studios (5137 Holmes Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

    Tickets: $30-$40 ($18 student tickets available). Call Quantum Theatre 412-362-1713, or order online at www.quantumtheatre.com/chickens-in-the-yard/. Each evening includes complimentary bites and drinks.

SPECIAL NIGHTS...
Nov 20: Opening Night with a post-show champagne reception. 
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Nov 22: Post Show Q & A with the cast.
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Nov 25: Ladies Night, a ladies-only pre-show reception and viewing.
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Dec 3: Quantum Quaff, a pre-show wine-tasting.
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Dec 5: Quantum on the Couch, a post-show discussion with Psychoanalyst Dr. David Orbison Ph.D. in which the characters and play will be analyzed from a psychological perspective.
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Performances run November 20 - December 6: Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm; Sundays at 7pm, with two 3pm matinees on November 22 and 29.
LOCATION...
Chickens in the Yard is staged at Javo Studios in Lawrenceville: 5137 Holmes Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201.
PARKING:
In an effort to minimize our impact on residential parking, we encourage patrons to park on Stanton Avenue, and walk to the building's rear entrance on Kent Way.Map

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WHAT IS HATCH ARTS COLLECTIVE?
Hatch Arts Collective: Adil Mansoor, Nicole Shero, and Paul Kruse
Hatch Arts Collective: Adil Mansoor, Nicole Shero, and Paul Kruse
Founded in 2012, Hatch Arts Collective is a multidisciplinary theater organization based in Pittsburgh, PA. Hatch gathers artist communities to create performance and media-based work.

Hatch’s first production, Chickens in the Yard, premiered in June 2013. Hatch also produced two collaborative theater­-making intensives and Walldogs, an evening-length play which premiered in August 2014.

Up next: Driftless, set to premiere in August 2016 at the New Hazlett Theater. Driftless will deal with the very complex issue of fracking in Western Pennsylvania.
The Gerri Kay New Voices Program

"Gerri Kay was a great friend and mentor to me, and to Quantum. She challenged us... and made us believe we were up to the challenge. How lucky were we to be on the receiving end of Gerri's generosity of spirit and fierce belief in the power of artists? If we can give a little of that to others, it's like she giving us further gifts - because we're going to feel great about it, that our impact is multiplied." -- Karla Boos, Artistic Director 

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