Alexi Morrissey has a love letter to Sprout / photo: Brian Cohen Alexi Morrissey has a love letter to Sprout / photo: Brian Cohen
Vanessa German performs "love poem for water" / photo: Brian Cohen Vanessa German performs “love poem for water” / photo: Brian Cohen
A scene from the dress rehearsal of TENACITY / photo: Matt Hannigan A scene from the dress rehearsal of TENACITY / photo: Matt Hannigan

TENACITYLimited main floor and balcony seats still remain. Buy your tickets online until 4pm or at the door.

Doors open 7pm; curtain at 8pm. Tickets include a pre-show reception from 7-8pm and a post-show party from 10-11pm featuring live music from the Turpentiners & DJ Edgar Um and complimentary food and drink.

What They’re Saying About TENACITY

Jennifer Baron picks TENACITY as this week’s Pop Filter Hot Pick and previews the performances that will be featured:


How to mark 10 massively successful years supporting game-changing artistic, entrepreneurial and community-based projects in Pittsburgh? What began as a “10 artists, 10 minutes each” presentation has evolved into a one-night-only festival-style powerhouse featuring the city’s most compelling and cutting-edge performances. Move over Hothouse, TENACITY is in (down)town.

Bill O’Driscoll has TENACITY on his City Paper Short List:


More, and more varied, performances in one place you won’t find than at Tenacity. The Sprout Fund’s 10th-anniversary benefit celebration is a retrospective of more than a dozen original performances for which the group provided seed grants during its first decade. Tonight, on the August Wilson Center stage, see spoken-word artist Vanessa German; theater by barebones productions and Bricolage Productions; an all-accordion musical revue by Accordion Pool Party; original music by David Bernabo and Barrett Black; and film screenings, dance and more.

Kymbo Slice has the whole evening’s agenda laid out on Nakturnal’s NakYouOut event listing:


Move over Hothouse, TENACITY is the hottest ticket in town this Friday night. TENACITY promises to elevate the annual performance showcase offered at Hothouse to a new level of energy and experience with the highest quality production, stage settings, sound, and light, on a world-class stage in Downtown’s Cultural District.

Diana Nelson Jones highlights TENACITY in the Post-Gazette City Walkabout:


There was no “Hothouse” this August; something completely different instead. The Sprout Fund switched gears this year to celebrate a decade of projects it has supported in a one-night extravaganza that “will showcase artists who define the daring, the diverse, and the delightful in Pittsburgh’s performing arts scene… the best Sprout-supported performing arts groups and individuals.”