Pittsburgh has worked hard to earn the Hollywood of the East title. From transforming into Gotham City for the latest installment of the Batman franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, to being home to superstars like Christina Aguilera and Wiz Khalifa. Pittsburgh certainly has established itself as a major hub for entertainment.
In the spirit of entertainment and the arts, Pittsburgh’s own theatre company, No Name Players, is continuing along with the idea of showing just how talented The Steel City truly is. On March 15th and 16th, they are hosting their Fourth Annual SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day at The New Hazlett Theater in the North Side.
SWAN Day Pittsburgh 2012 is a collection of world-premiere works from talented women of the arts, showcasing different inspirational pieces spanning multidisciplinary genres in art, fashion, dance, music, poetry, and theater. Over 50 different artists and performers will take the stage to express their vision and message to the Pittsburgh community.
The hometown event branches from the international SWAN Day movement, co-founded by Martha Richards. Richards is actually flying in for the event, after naming the No Name Players, and their Producing Artistic Director – Tressa Glover – as official international SWAN Day partners. This puts them up there with other SWAN Day celebrations all over the world, including ones that even take place in Kenya.
Boring Pittsburgh is a proud sponsor of SWAN Day, and It comes as no surprise that the rest of the Pittsburgh community has joined together to support these amazing women and to help make the event even bigger than the previous years. Organizations like Medco Commercial Management Group, MSA, Orion Charities, and WYEP have all contributed to the event. In addition, companies like Engine House Winery, Red Robin, ModCloth, and Salon Vivace have donated products as door prizes for guests of the VIP reception that takes place prior to Thursday’s performances. The reception itself takes place on opening night at 6 p.m. and will have food from Taste of Dahntahn, Peace, Love, and Little Doughnuts of Oakland, Nine on Nine, and Whole Foods.
Tickets for SWAN Day Pittsburgh 2012 are available online at ShowClix, and are priced at $20 for presale and $25 cash at the door the days of the show.