Hatch Arts Collective premieres Walldogs, a New Play and Art-Making Event


PITTSBURGH (June 13, 2014) – Hatch Arts Collective premieres Walldogs, a new play and art-making event at Artists Image Resource on Pittsburgh’s North Side. Investigating the many ways that humans have made their mark on the walls all around us, Walldogs is produced by Nicole Shero, directed by Adil Mansoor, and written by Paul Kruse. Performances will be held over two weekends, July 25 – 26 and August 1 – 2 at 8pm. Walldogs stars Mallory Fuccella and Parag Gohel, and features an art-making event lead by Pittsburgh-based visual artists.

Walldogs will be the second full-length play produced by Hatch Arts Collective. It weaves together four stories that explore what it means to mark a wall with text and image. A 1930’s wall sign painter, or “walldog,” buys advertising space on a rural woman’s home. Two teens tag an abandoned wall. A hipster street artist gets a lesson in economics. And, as in the biblical account, a drunken King Belshazzar seeks the meaning of the writing on the wall from Daniel. What does it mean to write on a wall? What can it tell us about ownership, gender, expression, and value? Saturated with sharp humor and coded references, Walldogs probes a simple action that humans have performed since we learned to draw.

Walldogs is made possible thanks to The Heinz Endowments.

WHEN: July 25 and 26 at 8:00 PM and August 1 and 2 at 8:00 PM

WHERE: Artists Image Resource
518 Foreland Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

COST: $10


Hatch Arts Collective, founded in June 2013 by Paul Kruse, Adil Mansoor, and Nicole Shero, gathers interdisciplinary artist communities to create performance and media-based work. We believe that meaningful, human interaction mediated by an arts experience can be transformative for individuals and communities. Hatch’s previous work includes Chickens, which premiered< to sold-out audiences at Lawrenceville’s former Fe Gallery. www.hatcharts.org


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