Bricolage Urban Scrawl held at the New Hazlett Theater
April 9, 2013 4:00 AM
Tami Dixon, producing artistic director, and Jeffrey Carpenter, artistic director of Bricolage.
Henry Snyder and Jean Anne Hattler.
Co-chairs Tim McVay and David Bush.
Angela Vesco, left, and general manager Hannah Nielsen-Jones.
By Sharon Eberson Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Adventurous Bricolage Theater Company moved its annual fund-raiser from the friendly confines of its 100-seat Downtown home to the 500-plus-seat New Hazlett Theater on the North Side and had the lobby overflowing and the seats nearly filled on Saturday. The occasion was the Bricolage Urban Scrawl (B.U.S.), which begins with six playwrights taking bus rides in the city and culminates with the performance of six 10-minute plays, although the party didn't end there, with food, drink and a silent auction ongoing after the thank-yous from the husband-and-wife team of producing artistic director Jeffrey Carpenter and artistic director Tami Dixon. The event was co-chaired by Tim McVay and David Bush, who helped auction off a "drunk" trunk at intermission. Aside from the two dozen actors and six directors who also volunteered their time for B.U.S., the reception was packed with theater folks supporting the Bricolage cause. Among them were Mark Powers of City Theatre, Mark Clayton Southers of Pittsburgh Playwrights and the August Wilson Center, Patrick Jordan, David Whelan, Sheila McKenna and Richard Rauh.