Bricolage Production Company
June 2 & 3
7:30 p.m.

Celebrate language, storytelling and Pride Month when Bricolage teams up with the Persad Center to present a special edition of its popular WordPlay series.

Wordsmiths and raconteurs will gather to share humankind’s collective passion for storytelling, while also raising awareness about Persad’s work with LGBTQ communities and people affected by HIV/AIDS.

Sharing the mic and the stage with storytellers from Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ communities, the event will showcase engaging “tales of love, loss, liberation, and laughter that seek to celebrate and honor living out loud.”

A fixture on Pittsburgh’s literary and theater scenes, WordPlay features “real stories about real people in real situations” accompanied by a live DJ and curated soundtrack.

Featured performers include Queer PGH author and military historian Nyri Bakkalian, writer and Chatham student Brian Broome, WYEP DJ Cindy Howes, artist and drummer kelly e. parker, advocate and activist Ciora Thomas, and DJ duo Tracksploitation.

WordPlay kicks off with a “Happy Half-hour” at 7:30 p.m. featuring  interactive party games.

Dubbed a “modern twist on the ancient art of storytelling,” WordPlay was launched in Pittsburgh four years ago by award-winning humor columnist and MOTH host Alan Olifson, who brought the series from L.A.

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Jennifer BaronEvents & Jobs Editor

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.