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.

Age Appropriateness

This production contains strong, adult language that may not be appropriate for young ears.

Click here to read the reviews.

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 the
American family.

Dan 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 engaging

Rise Nagin

Click here to read more feedback from our patrons, or to leave your own comment or question.

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Christopher Rawson’s Top 10 in Pittsburgh Theater for 2015

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015 10:53 PM Written by  Christopher Rawson In the '80s, I inherited the Post-Gazette's annual Top 10 theater list from George Anderson, who must have inherited it…

VIDEO: Audience take-away

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REVIEW: Chickens in the Yard Actors play a family — and its chickens — in a challenging new play

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"Fully describing a Quantum Theatre production usually takes longer than just watching it. Chickens in the Yard, a well-paced and spirited 70 minutes, is worth experiencing in full." By Michelle…

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.


Dinner Partner

CURE Restaurant
5336 Butler St.  |  412.252.2595  | ��Open everyday 5 pm – close
“A neighborhood restaurant with a small menu focused on local urban Mediterranean food… a reflection of the seasons in Western Pennsylvania and its local farms.”
Reservations strongly encouraged!

Allegheny Wine Mixer
5326 Butler St.  |  (412) 252 2337  |  Tu-Th 5p–12a, F-Su 5p–1a
“An Upper Lawrenceville lounge offering wine by the glass or bottle, craft beer & cocktails, cheese & cured meats, good times & bad art.”
Enjoy the Barnyard Friends Deal: Half price on all cheese and cured meats.

Cast Members

Laurie Klatscher

Lucille Two; Joyce

Siovhan Christensen

Anne Hutchinson; Abby

Joseph McGranaghan

Bruce Lee; John

Alec Silberblatt

Eleanor Roosevelt; Tom

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.

Special Performances

Opening Night Most Popular

$ 40

Post-show receptionFriday, November 20


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Sunday Q&A

$ 30

With the cast & directorSunday, November 22



Ladies Night

$ 35

Pre-show ladies happy hourWednesday, November 25


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Quantum Quaff

$ 40

Pre-show wine tastingThursday, December 3


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Quantum on the Couch

$ 35

Post-show analysisSaturday, December 5


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Performance Calendar

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.

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