April 12–15, 19–22, 26–29, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Saturday matinees at 2:00pm (April 21 and April 28 only)
Sundays at 6:00pm
If | Maybe | Then is a journey through evolving environments of dance, images, and perspectives—both virtual and real. In this multimedia dance performance that leaves room for interpretation, which room will you choose?
Through this dance of shifting narratives you will experience three sections, in which the performers' physicality and relationships are transformed through impressive video designed by company dancer, Dane Toney. Between each section you will choose one of two chambers to enter. Responsive video technology reacts and interacts with the dancers' sweeping movements and choreography; while intimate environments offer a juxtaposition of perspectives:
- Dream | Maybe | Nightmare
- Madness | Maybe | Genius
- Support | Maybe | Enable
- Creative | Maybe | Destructive
Designed to split the audience, each chamber offers a distinct turning point for a performance experience of dual storytelling and evolving interpretations. Move between collective and intimate experiences to uncover revelations that may change the way you see everything.
For Attack Theatre, the typical we-dance-you-watch dynamic is so passe. — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2018)
New Media Collaborator
Dane Toney has been a dancer and performer with Attack Theatre for over 10 years. For If | Maybe | Then, his creative role shifts as the primary collaborator. Alongside his career as an accomplished dancer, Dane has been investigating new media and video production. Working as an artist-in-residence at CMU’s Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Dane experimented with interactive media and new modes of virtual interactions that enable the performance to evolve throughout the evening. Utilizing video projection mapping and Vive motion tracker technologies, the dancers will have real-time control over aspects of the scenic design for this performance.
KAITLIN DANN, Dancer
Kaitlin moved to Pittsburgh from New Hampshire in 2005 to study Modern Dance at Point Park University. Since receiving her BA, she has performed with such local companies as the Pillow Project, Knot Dance, No Name Players during their annual SWAN Day, and Bricolage during their run of STRATA. She spent two seasons with Bodiography Contemporary Ballet where she both choreographed and danced. Kaitlin has choreographed for No Names Players’ productions of ¡Viva Los Bastarditos! (2013) and Evil Dead: The Musical (2014). In her spare time she is a fitness instructor at Club One Fitness. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Dance at the University of Wisconsin: Milwaukee. Kaitlin has been dancing with Attack Theatre since 2011.
SONJA GABLE, Dancer
Originally from Johnstown, PA, Sonja received degrees in Dance and Early Childhood Education from Slippery Rock University. In her dance training she has learned from and collaborated with such artists as Jump Rhythm Jazz, Tara Madsen Robbins, Teena Marie Custer, Ursula Payne, and Diavolo Dance Theatre. Sonja has taught at Rock Dance Company for Kids and Butler Dance Center. This season she has been a performer and teaching artist with Attack Theatre, including her work with Pittsburgh Public Schools and productions of Turandot with the Pittsburgh Opera and Atlanta Opera.
SIMON PHILLIPS, Dancer
A recent transplant from Atlanta, Georgia, Simon began dancing with Attack Theatre in 2017. Simon graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Dance. He has worked with notable dance companies such as Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, Augusto Soledade Brazzdance, Kennesaw State University Dance Company, Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company, and William Forsythe. His career has taken him all over the United States, including New York, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, Washington D.C., and now Pittsburgh.
ASHLEY WILLIAMS, Dancer
Before coming to Pittsburgh, Ashley spent 6 seasons dancing and touring with Prometheus Dance, a modern dance-theater company in Boston. Originally from Colorado, Ashley’s training includes 13 summers at the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School, a BA in Dance (CU-Boulder), and graduate studies at the Rotterdamse Dansacademie in Holland. Along the way, Ashley also went to school for a “serious career” earning a BS in Aerospace Engineering (CU-Boulder) and an MS in Electrical Engineering (MIT), and to her parents’ chagrin, she has been dancing happily ever since. Ashley spends her free time investigating the biochemical properties of cartilage as a research scientist for Stanford University. Ashley began dancing with Attack Theatre in 2007.
Frequently Asked Questions (sort of...)
There are so many cool places in Homestead that will make a great addition to your experience at this show. Before or after a show, make sure to check out Honest John's, Voodoo Brewery Homestead, Dorothy 6 Cafe, Blue Dust, and Carnegie Library of Homestead. They will not disappoint the foodies, beer lovers, pinball wizards, trivia masters, and book worms among you!
There are also a number of excellent options near us in The Waterfront. Here is a map and directory of offerings in The Waterfront.
When should I buy my tickets?
Capacity for this performance is limited with only 60 seats per show. We strongly recommend that you buy your tickets online in advance of the show so as to not miss your opportunity to see If | Maybe | Then. Online box office closes one hour before each showtime.
How do I get there?
Office Depot | Maybe | Performance Venue — Yinz know where that Office Depot used to be in The Waterfront where the steel mills used to be? If | Maybe | Then will be in the space between Michael's and PetCo. If you get to Lowe's Home Improvement, you've gone too far. This non-traditional space in The Waterfront offers abundant parking, bike trail access, and bus routes 53, 57, 59, 61C/D, 64. Click here to plan your trip.
Can I bring my kids to this show?
Throughout the initial creative process for this performance, mature themes came up. As the process evolved, however, these themes did not remain as overt as initially conceived. There are dark and macabre moments, but ultimately no images or actions that are necessarily disturbing for younger viewers.
We now recommend that this performance is suitable for children who are comfortable and attentive throughout three 20 minute sections over the course of the 2 hour performance time. Between these sections the audience will enter into one of two chambers where the viewing experience will last approximately 6-9 minutes.
If you have specific questions about whether this show is appropriate for your child, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Can I see the show again?
Yes! The nature of this performance is to shift, so you may discover an entirely new experience the second time around. If you wish to see the show again, you need only "Pay What Moves You." Information about doing so will be available on your previously purchased tickets.
If | Maybe | Then is made possible by:
The Vira I. Heinz Fund of The Pittsburgh Foundation.
Carnegie Mellon University Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier