Alexi Morrissey has a love letter to Sprout / photo: Brian Cohen
Vanessa German performs “love poem for water” / photo: Brian Cohen
A scene from the dress rehearsal of TENACITY / photo: Matt Hannigan
Limited main floor and balcony seats still remain. Buy your tickets online until 4pm or at the door.
Doors open 7pm; curtain at 8pm. Tickets include a pre-show reception from 7-8pm and a post-show party from 10-11pm featuring live music from the Turpentiners & DJ Edgar Um and complimentary food and drink.
What They’re Saying About TENACITY
How to mark 10 massively successful years supporting game-changing artistic, entrepreneurial and community-based projects in Pittsburgh? What began as a “10 artists, 10 minutes each” presentation has evolved into a one-night-only festival-style powerhouse featuring the city’s most compelling and cutting-edge performances. Move over Hothouse, TENACITY is in (down)town.
More, and more varied, performances in one place you won’t find than at Tenacity. The Sprout Fund’s 10th-anniversary benefit celebration is a retrospective of more than a dozen original performances for which the group provided seed grants during its first decade. Tonight, on the August Wilson Center stage, see spoken-word artist Vanessa German; theater by barebones productions and Bricolage Productions; an all-accordion musical revue by Accordion Pool Party; original music by David Bernabo and Barrett Black; and film screenings, dance and more.
Kymbo Slice has the whole evening’s agenda laid out on Nakturnal’s NakYouOut event listing:
Move over Hothouse, TENACITY is the hottest ticket in town this Friday night. TENACITY promises to elevate the annual performance showcase offered at Hothouse to a new level of energy and experience with the highest quality production, stage settings, sound, and light, on a world-class stage in Downtown’s Cultural District.
There was no “Hothouse” this August; something completely different instead. The Sprout Fund switched gears this year to celebrate a decade of projects it has supported in a one-night extravanagza that “will showcase artists who define the daring, the diverse, and the delightful in Pittsburgh’s performing arts scene… the best Sprout-supported performing arts groups and individuals.”