Ezell was performed at Tree Pittsburgh September 28-October 1. Thank you to Clear Creek Creative for bringing this powerful performance to Pittsburgh.
We acknowledge the privilege and complexity of living, working, and producing this experience on the lands of the Allegheny River as well as the Aniyunwiyvi (Cherokee), Shawanwaki (Shawnee), and other peoples indigenous to the place from which Ezell arose. We strive to be good stewards of the lands and to resolve the legacies of oppression and domination that have come before and persist today. We offer the experience of Ezell with a humble, healing spirit and in recognition of all those who have come before and are yet to come in this place and in all the places we visit.
The Pittsburgh premiere of Ezell is made possible through local support from the Henry John Simonds Foundation and Tree Pittsburgh with additional support from:
The New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.
Ezell is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by Carpetbag Theater in partnership with Mondo Bizarro and NPN.
Ezell is made possible, in part, through a Continuation grant for our partnership with Mondo Bizarro from the Network off Ensemble Theaters’ Travel & Exchange Network (NET/TEN), supported by lead funding rom the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Ezell has also been supported through an Al Smith Fellowship Award granted to Bob Martin for artistic excellence from the Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, which is supported by state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The tour of Ezell to communities on the frontlines of the fossil fuel economy is supported by the Chorus Foundation as they work together with our communities for a just transition to a fair and sustainable economy.
Ezell was seeded and evolved over many years with the support of Alternate ROOTS through the Partners in Action program, an Artistic Assistance grant, fiscal sponsorship and the ongoing learning & support of an amazing network of artists.