The New Hazlett Theater

February 12, April 2, June 11
8 p.m.

You’ve heard of Community Supported Agriculture (read: CSA) and if you’re an adoptee, you eagerly await the arrival new box of locally grown foods eat week. Now, thanks to the New Hazlett Theater‘s innovative twist on the CSA model (read more about that here), Pittsburghers can also purchase and experience art with the same buy-local-and-direct spirit.

Kicking off the second half of its 2014-2015 CSA Performance Series on Feb. 12th is is WaywardLand, created by the artistic duo of Jil Stifel and Ben Sota. Circus arts and contemporary dance will collide in this new collaboration that blends sweeping landscapes, shifting perceptions and unexpected beauty.

A collaborative artist who works in movement, dance and performance, Stifel’s choreography and multi-media projects have been presented in the US and Japan. Artistic director of Pittsburgh’s beloved Zany Umbrella Circus, Sota studied circus in Italy and San Francisco has produced more than 30 shows and has performed around the globe.

For a reasonable $100, shareholders of the CSA Performance Series receive six freshly created productions, presented every other month at the Northside venue. Productions include everything from dance and music, to theater and performance art. Shareholders also enjoy unique benefits such as invitations to special events, access to the CSA Artist Harvest launch, easy ticket exchanges and the rare opportunity to interact directly with featured artists. It’s also a vital way for the public to feel connected to and invested in the local art scene.

Next up for the CSA are Anya Martin and the Hiawatha Project on April 2 and Teena Marie Custer and Roberta Guido on June 11.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.