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Jeffrey Carpenter

Jeffrey Carpenter (Artistic Director, Bricolage Production Co.) founded the Pittsburgh-based company where he is now in his thirteenth season as Artistic Director.This season, Mr. Carpenter directed the immersive project SAINTS TOUR, conceived and written by Molly Rice, a walking and bus tour in the town of Braddock, PA—the location of the first and last operational Pittsburgh steel mill. Last year, he received a Visionary Artist Award in residence with Pittsburgh's Three River's Arts Festival to create OjO: The Next Generation in Travel, featured this Fall at La Jolla Playhouse’s 2015 Without Walls Festival in San Diego, CA. STRATA, named Pittsburgh Post Gazette's Production of the Year in 2012, was featured on the cover of American Theatre Magazine. He conceived and directed the Bricolage/Pittsburgh Filmmakers multi-media project In Service: Pittsburgh to Iraq, which is about the lives of local veterans returning from the war. The full-length documentary was nominated for a Mid-Atlantic Emmy. He co-conspired to create Bricolage's seven-season hit series Midnight Radio, for which he has directed, written and performed; the In The Raw: (R)evolution play festival, and the Midnight Radio project-based learning program, expanding to four South Western Pennsylvania school districts in 2015. Other site-specific projects include Holler, Biedermann and the Firebugs, Peace, and Wild Signs and Woyzeck.

Blind Leading the Blind Part 2
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Blind Leading the Blind Part 2

OjO in San Diego

7 December 2015

In this second installment, Artistic Director Jeffrey Carpenter discusses his experience producing OjO: The Next Generation of Travel in San Diego.

The Blind Leading the Blind
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The Blind Leading the Blind

The OjO Experience in Pittsburgh

4 November 2015

In this first installment, Artistic Director Jeffrey Carpenter discusses the origins of Bricolage’s OjO: The Next Generation of Travel performance.

The OjO Experience
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The OjO Experience

Jeffrey Caprenter details Ojo, an immersive experience which aspires toward a traveling, non-visual theatre.