Grammelot

Showtime: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 4:00pm – $5
Grammelot
is an improvised musical art piece. Starting with three randomly chosen objects from a bag of miscellany and concluding with three or more developed characters, Pittsburgh Magazine’s 2016 “Solo Tour de Force” Best of the ‘Burgh performer Ayne Terceira and her accompanist take audience members on a journey that spans gibberish preludes, memorable refrains, genre and social commentary. Part dumbshow, part morality play, Grammelot draws from clowning and commedia in order to tap a deeper level of comedy that edges closer to satirical truth-telling. While the settings are often fantastical and fairytale-esque, Grammelot uses these backdrops as playgrounds for allegorical narratives. This proscenium-breaking exploration of the stage quickly erodes the distance between actor and audience. All in good fun, audience members find themselves immediately complicit in the creation of the piece from the onset and may be brought into the action at anytime as backup singers, observed bystanders, or unwitting third characters. What emerges is always playful, soulful, and unflinching daring.”

Featuring: Ayne Terceira and James Rushin on Piano