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Dreamweaver Marketing News, New Slant on Alice in Wonderland at EQT Bridge Theater Series and India in Focus


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Show Publicist: Diana Roth, Communications Manager, 412-471-8717/
Images available at: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Press Room
Search name:  2015 Alice in Wonderland

NOVEMBER 5-7, 2015 

Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Tram Arts Trust in Alice in Wonderland will take place on November 5 through November 7, 2015, at the Peirce Studio, Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.  This event is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as part of the EQT Bridge Theater Series 2015-2016 inaugural season and India in Focus – a six week programmatic focus on the art and culture of India.

Performance times are: Friday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are available for student groups only to theThursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6 performances scheduled for 10:15 a.m.
Individual tickets ($12 at the door; $10.50 in advance) can be ordered online at, by calling 412-456-6666, or purchased in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh. Group tickets can be ordered by calling 412-471-6930.  Subscriptions and Flex Ticket Packages are available by calling 412-456-1390.

Tram Arts Trust production of Alice in Wonderland brings imaginative storytelling to the stage through the use of objects, puppets, shadows and actors.  Using Lewis Carroll’s classic novel as a base of reference, the story centers on four, bored individuals who enter a world of make believe. The Mumbai-based performers magically transform themselves and everyday objects into pure fantasy and nonsense. Experience Alice in Wonderland from a fresh, new perspective.   The show runs approximately 65 minutes, for ages 7 and older.

Tram Arts Trust’s Alice in Wonderland first premiered at the National Performing Arts Centre, Summer Fiesta Festival in May 2013.  Creative credits include concept and direction by Choiti Ghosh; script by Ruma Ghosh; music composition and live singing by Ronkini Gupta; songs written by Ruma Ghosh, Ronkini Gupta and Rachel D’Souza; lighting design and operation by Rahul Rai; sets by Dhanendra Kawade; production assistance by Purva Bhatt; stills and videography by Abhisar Bose; publicity and design by Karan Talwar.  The show is produced by Ramani Singanallor.  The touring company performers are Rakhi Prasad, Suraj Tomer, Vikas Baid and Choiti Ghosh.

Founded in 2011 in Mumbai, Tram Arts Trust practices and propagates object theater, an art form that owes its origins to puppet theater. Actor and Tram Arts Trust founder Choiti Ghosh was drawn to the world of puppetry and as a result, she became involved with Dehli’s esteemed Katkhatha Puppet Arts Trust. As Choiti continued to explore puppetry, she went on to study at the Institut Internationale de la Marrionnette in France. Following her training, Chioti established Tram Arts Trust which uses everyday objects to tell stories that enthrall audiences of all ages. 

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The EQT Bridge Theater Series, for ages 7 and up, expands upon the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s mission of bringing artistic opportunities to children of all ages through culturally diverse performances that will continue to engage young audiences through participation, encouragement of and respect for their creative ideas and develop their interest in the arts. For more information, visit
Other programming part of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s line of family programming includes
the Citizens Bank Children’s Theater Series and the EQT Children’s Theater Festival.  For more information, visit:

India in Focus
For six weeks this fall, September 25-November 8, 2015, through more than a dozen arts experiences, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust brings into regional focus a selection of art and culture from the Republic of India.  The showcase features classic and contemporary styles in visual art, theater, dance, music, and more with work from globally-acclaimed artists, whose work is as diverse as India’s multi-faceted culture.  For more information, visit 

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit
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