About Chickens in the Yard
November 20–December 6, 2015
by Hatch Arts Collective
Writer – Paul Kruse
Director – Adil Mansoor
Producer – Nicole Shero
Chickens in the Yard is the inaugural production of The Gerri Kay New Voices Program, through which Quantum supports and mentors developing artists. We have 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 are pleased to introduce these artists to our supportive audience. Chickens in the Yard offers a Rubik���s Cube of lonely individuals and fragile couples, whose subtle dynamics gel into surprising strength as an unconventional family.
There’s wisdom and warmth in the coop they’ve built in beautiful Javo Studios in Lawrenceville, with designers Britton Mauk, Patrick Hayes, Jenn Gooch, and David Bielewicz.
The space is accessible for those with mobility challenges. Please use the building’s back entrance, accessible via Kent Way, the alley behind the building. There is no parking in the alley, but you may drop someone off at the door����on Kent Way, and then park on Stanton Avenue. Please call 412-362-1713 with questions about accessibility.
This production contains strong, adult language that may not be appropriate for young ears.
Palpable, inspiring and vicariously excellent! This show touched me in ways I am still attempting to grasp.Chris Cubero
Brilliant theatre – engages us in reflection about what is happening to theDan Resnick
I think I really, really liked it.Moses & Laryn Finder
Idea of actors impersonating the chickens as transition between scenes was surprising and fun ��� very endearing and engagingRise Nagin
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Location & Directions
Quantum heads back to the East End! Chickens in the Yard is staged at Javo Studios in Lawrenceville: 5137 Holmes Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201. Our entrance is in the rear of the building, on Kent Way. Patrons are encouraged to park on Stanton Avenue.GET DIRECTIONS
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Hatch Arts Collective, 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.
Group Rates and Discounts
Teaching a class on Shakespeare? Perhaps your book club is interested in one of our adaptations? Are you a student? And members of TIX for Teachers, the Mattress Factory, and WYEP are always eligible for discounted tickets.Learn more