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Events & More

Learn more about events, sessions, and opportunities for youth ages 13-26 as well as community members. Hover over the image to learn more, and make sure to register for events you are interested in to stay in the loop!

  • theatriQ ensemble registration - spring 2024
    theatriQ ensemble registration - spring 2024
    january 24 - may 12 // wednesday's 5:30-8pm
    KST's Alloy Studios
    january 24 - may 12 // wednesday's 5:30-8pm
    KST's Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    january 24 - may 12 // wednesday's 5:30-8pm
    KST's Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    🌈 Calling Queer and Trans Creatives, ages 13-26 Join the theatriQ ensemble to collaboratively envision a new production from the ground up, but also translate the collective work from paper to the stage for the world to see!

past events

  • Jan 17, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Zoom
    Learn about this season of theatriQ, Dreams of Hope's performing arts youth ensemble for Queer & Trans creatives (welcoming ages 13-26).
  • Dec 06, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    KST's Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    🌈 Calling Queer and Trans Creatives, ages 13-26 Join us December 6th as playwright and theater artist Monteze Freeland conducts a playwriting workshop focused on adapting older material for the modern stage and screen!
  • Dec 02, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    🌟 Inviting queer and trans creatives – writers, poets, musicians, thinkers 🌟 🎙️ Welcome your inner voice 🤩 Express all aspects of yourself 🫂 Share space with community Join us for speaQ (pronounced “spEEk”), a writing workshop and sharing circle for queer & trans young people
  • Nov 29, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    KST's Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    🌈 Calling Queer and Trans Youth, ages 13-26 Kim El will be sharing about the elements of acting. Sign up today!
  • Nov 08, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    KST's Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Get ready to move your bodies and connect with yourself with local movement artist Trevor C. Miles.
  • Nov 01, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    KST's Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    🌈 Calling Queer and Trans Youth, ages 13-26, to Explore the Timeless Art of Poetry ✒️📜 Poet Tyra Jamison invites you to embark on a creative journey where words come alive, and emotions flow freely. Sign up today!
  • Oct 04, 2023, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    KST's Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Our first fall theatriQ workshop is HERE! Get ready to move your bodies and connect with yourself Wednesday October 4th with local movement artist Trevor C. Miles.
  • Sep 02, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    🌟 Inviting queer and trans creatives – writers, poets, musicians, thinkers 🌟 🎙️ Welcome your inner voice 🤩 Express all aspects of yourself 🫂 Share space with community Join us for speaQ (pronounced “spEEk”), a writing workshop and sharing circle for queer & trans young people
  • Jun 03, 2023, 2:00 PM – Jun 04, 2023, 3:30 PM
    KST Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    In a series of colorful vignettes, the young artists (ages 13-26) of theatriQ center radical queer and trans expression. Pieces take on many forms — music, dialogue, spoken word, media — to send a powerful message: our voices matter, and while some of them may be lost, their essence is not forgotten
  • Apr 08, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    speaQ is a community-based, open stage series where we invite LGBTQ+ youth to share original or chosen works of poetry, spoken word, music, and dance – or to just hang out!
  • Mar 25, 2023, 2:00 PM
    Schenley Park, SCHENLEY Park Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
    Queerness and Nature is BACK! Join us for a walk in Schenley Park on the Parable Path (a series of events leading up to the Parable of the Sower production coming to Pittsburgh)
  • Mar 04, 2023, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    CLP - East Liberty, 130 S Whitfield St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Improv is a great foundation for performers and artists of all kinds. We will learn the basics of improvised theatre, play performance based games, and explore the joy of making it up on the spot! A fun and welcoming space for curiosity, spontaneity, team building and storytelling.
  • Feb 14, 2023, 4:00 PM
    Pittsburgh Glass Center, 5472 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    Dreams of Hope has scholarships for queer and trans youth for fall classes at Pittsburgh Class Center! Learn more and apply now at dreamsofhope.org/glasscenter
  • Feb 11, 2023, 7:00 PM
    3832 Mintwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201, USA
    Band: Pittsburgh Polecats | Caller: Allison Burd 7PM: Potluck & open old-time jam | 8PM: Dance Traditional Appalachian squares, beginner and family friendly with gender neutral calling! $10-15 suggested "pay what you can" admission. Children under 12 are free. Proceeds to DOH <3
  • Feb 04, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    The Irma Freeman Center for Imagination, 5006 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    speaQ is a community-based, open stage series where we invite LGBTQ+ youth to present original works of poetry, spoken word, music, and dance – or to just hang out! We would love for you to celebrate queer joy and self love in the pieces you share with us!
  • Nov 05, 2022, 7:00 PM
    KST Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, USA
    We can't wait for you to see our youth ensemble members reading pieces by Tomé Cousin, Colman Domingo, Monteze Freeland, Brian Pope, Cheryl L. West, and August Wilson
  • Oct 17, 2022, 7:30 PM EDT
    Carnegie Stage, 25 W Main St, Carnegie, PA 15106, USA
    Throughline Theatre Company is proud to present a staged reading of a new play for their Steel City Spotlight written by Melannie Taylor. Sign up to attend with Dreams of Hope!
  • Sep 17, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Wilkinsburg, 1412 Swissvale Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15221, USA
    Our Queerness and Nature residency concludes with a bonfire hosted by Ginger and Win! We would love to see you there!
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