The Cultural Trust announced their line-up for the EQT Children’s Theater Festival.
Pamela Komar, manager of Children’s Theater Programming at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, said they select the participating theatrical groups critically.
“We look at the ages of children in Pittsburgh, we look at their current interests and we try to balance and bring in art forms that will be of interest to all kinds of people from all different backgrounds and all different abilities in Pittsburgh,” she said.
The festival is four days of live theater, visual arts and activities. It will take place from May 14-17 at different venues in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The line-up us at www.Trustarts.org/PGHKids.
There will be five performances and one interactive art installation. There will also be ticketed performances by companies from Australia, Mexico, Denmark, Scotland, the Netherlands and Mexico.
Komar said it's important to expose children to theater starting at a young age.
“Theater inspires creativity, imagination, problem-solving skills," she said. "These are all valuable life tools that we can all benefit from."
90.5 WESA is a media sponsor of the EQT Children’s Theater Festival.