Season 22 Announcement

Wed 8/31 5:30pm
Studio A of the Pittsburgh Opera (2425 Liberty Avenue)

Season 22 will lead you on a journey that seeks to demystify the artistic process and focuses on the ever-evolving relationship between the audience and the performer, the venue and the attendees, and the choreographer and the dancer.

Beginning with a unique blend of improvisation and performance at Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University, Some Assembly Required (October 7th—9th) will engage audiences in a process of co-creation, inspired by renowned French architect, José Oubrerie’s exhibition—Architecture with and without Le Corbusier. The audience will continue the journey as Attack Theatre unbolts the seats in an evening of shifting perspectives and theatrical landscapes with Unbolted (December 1st–3rd) at the George R. White Studio of the Pittsburgh Opera. This season will culminate in an unprecedented performance as Attack Theatre joins forces with internationally acclaimed choreographers Helen Simoneau (New York City and North Carolina) and Norbert de la Cruz III (New York City), for the world-premiere performance of The Next Stop (May 19th–20th) at Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

On February 11th, Attack Theatre will host its second rendition of the performance fundraiser, One Night Stand, at Ace Hotel Pittsburgh with an elegant evening of fun and frivolity. Money raised from this rousing event supports the company’s mainstage productions, as well as valuable educational partnerships that reach approximately 8,000 students and teachers each year. This season Attack Theatre will work in the classrooms and on the stages of numerous schools in the Pittsburgh Public School District, South Fayette School District, Burrell School District, Canon-MacMillan School District; in addition to ongoing relationships with Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, Winchester Thurston School, Allegheny Intermediate Unit, and the Drug Enforcement Agency Youth Dance Program.

Some Assembly Required

October 7, 8, and 9, 2016
Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University

With a unique blend of improvisation and performance, Some Assembly Required will engage you in a process of co-creation, inspired by José Oubrerie's exhibition Architecture with and without Le Corbusier.


December 1, 2, and 3, 2016
George R. White Studio, Pittsburgh Opera

Above you, beside you, behind you—an ever-shifting perspective emerges from theatrical landscapes and captivating episodes of contemporary dance. When you unbolt your chair, you free your mind.

One Night Stand

February 11, 2017
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

Rekindle your love, ignite your passion, and indulge in Attack Theatre's One Night Stand. This Valentine's Day weekend, we return to the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh for this spirited performance fundraiser.

The Next Stop

May 19–20, 2017
Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Attack Theatre joins forces with internationally acclaimed choreographers Helen Simoneau and Norbert De La Cruz III for an unprecedented evening of new and renewed dance works.


Season 22 is made possible in part by:

Allegheny Regional Asset District

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

The Heinz Endowments

The Grable Foundation

Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of the Buhl Foundation

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

The Opportunity Fund


91.3 WYEP

90.5 WESA

City Paper

Multi Print Media

Guardian Storage


Kelly Strayhorn Theater

Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University

The Greater Pittsburgh Small Arts Organization Capitalization Pilot program, a partnership of The Benedum Foundation, The Benter Foundation, The Heinz Endowments, The McCune Foundation, and The Pittsburgh Foundation; The Benter Foundation

Generous individuals and volunteers