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Squonk Opera

  • 468 Broadway Boulevard
  • Pitcairn, PA 15140
  • Region: National (outside of Texas)
  • Phone: (412) 372-4264

Squonk Opera created their first show in a Pittsburgh junkyard over 20 years ago, with choreographed cranes and roaring earthmovers and screaming machine shears. Composer Jackie Dempsey and artist Steve O’Hearn work with an ensemble of 10-20 artists to create post-industrial performances with original music, design, and staging, outside the rules of mass culture, fashion or academia. They will create work that is fast, funny, shameless and inclusive: an art that will include the cheap thrills of a monster truck show, as well as the fragile beauty of the hothouse flowers created in artist lofts. They will let art, high and low, battle for their souls. They will let music and design struggle for supremacy. Let science and art have at it.