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The Pink Unicorn

The Pink UnicornMay 18-20 @ 8:00 pm  -  May 21 @ 3:00 pm By Elise Forier Edie Directed by Ingrid Sonnichsen With: Amy Landis A recent widow raising her 14-year-old daughter in a small, conservative Texas town, Trish works at a nearby hospital and cherishes her church, her home,...
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4.48 Fresh Voices Review

By Liz Beck Walking out of 4.48 Psychosis, I still wasn’t sure what it was truly about. If pressed, I’d state the obvious and say clinical depression; the show spans what seems to be a wide range of issues relating to mental illness before an apparent suicide. This conjecture stems simply from the fact that the...
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4.48 Psychosis – Review Local Pittsburgh

4.48 Psychosis is Shakespeare for the downtrodden. A true masterpiece of powerfully physical theater, poignant emotions, and incendiary wordsmithing that transcends into a uniformed array of violent pleasures for the audience to ingest. The show, while only an hour, is not for the faint of heart. It bleeds infamy and despair, but in the most...
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4.48 Psychosis – Why “Physical Theater”?

Director Robyne Parrish talks process for 4.48 Psychosis When Virginia Wall Gruenert approached me with 4.48 Psychosis, I must be honest, I was petrified. I was literally scared of the responsibility of it - of the magnitude of the subject matter - the lack of scene delineation and character breakdown and most of all, the dark...
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4.48 Psychosis – Meet Movement Artist Moriah Ella Mason

Moriah Ella Mason is an interdisciplinary artist, bodyworker, and educator. Mason has performed throughout Pittsburgh with the Pillow Project/the Ellipses Condition, Maree ReMalia | merrygogo, and Mark C. Thompson. Her original movement and performance works have been presented at a variety of venues in Pittsburgh, Tucson, and NYC. Mason is a professional massage therapist with a private practice...
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4.48 Psychosis – meet the playwright

Sarah Kane (February 3, 1971 - February 20, 1999) was a British playwright. Her plays dealt uncompromisingly with themes of death, sex, violence and mental illness, and are characterised by an increasing poetic intensity, a rich affirmation of love in all its forms, and by use of sharply violent imagery so powerful that it cuts across...
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Meet Robyne Parrish – Director – 4.48 Psychosis

Robyne Parrish is an Actor/Director who spent the last five seasons as Artistic Director at the Gilbert Theatre in North Carolina before  to returning to Pittsburgh where she most recently directed Musical of Musicals the Musical at Off the Wall in Carnegie to rave reviews (www.RobyneParrish.com). Other Off the Wall directing credits include: Stop Kiss, The Zero Hour, the...
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4.48 Psychosis

Apr 21-22, 27-29, May 4-6 @ 8:00 pm,  Apr 23 & 30 @ 3:00 pm By Sarah Kane Directed by Robyne Parrish Choreography: Moriah Ella Mason With: Siovhan Christensen* Erika Cuenca* Tammy Tsai* In one last act of love to the theater before her untimely death in 1999, playwright Sarah 4.48 PsychosisKane...
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Summer Chamber Winds

Summer Chamber Winds at off the WALL Annex (25 W. Main St., Carnegie) Woodwind and brass students of all ability levels will have the opportunity to keep their chops in shape over the summer while performing an exciting variety of chamber music, and can expand their musical boundaries by exploring conducting, arranging, and improvisation.  The class...
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