HUD (Housing Under Distress)
This forum play, based on the lived experiences of the performers, explores the challenges of navigating the housing system in Pittsburgh through the unique lens of Black LGBTQIA folx. As we watch the play, we’ll bear witness to the ways in which the system that is meant to provide housing to people who most need it allows many to fall through the cracks due to bias, prejudice, and injustice.
Following the performance, we’ll turn the focus onto the audience as we consider strategies to improve the housing system and actually try them out in the world of the play. This performance is for everyone who plays a role in the housing system and those who are impacted by it (which is everyone).
WE CAN DO BETTER TO PROVIDE QUALITY, AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO ALL WHO NEED IT – help us figure out how!
This performance is made possible with a generous grant from Heinz Endowments Just Arts Initiative and in collaboration with Project SILK.
REVIEW OUR COVID PROTOCOLS BELOW – masks and proof of vaccination required.
All guests will need to be fully vaccinated with a vaccine that has been authorized by the World Health Organization and must show proof of vaccination at their time of entry into the venue with their valid ticket.
“Fully vaccinated” means on the day of the performance date as shown on the valid ticket, a guest is:
- At least 14 days after their second dose of a two-dose vaccine, or
- At least 14 days after their single dose of a single-dose vaccine
Proof of vaccination must come directly from the healthcare provider that performed the vaccination. Guests may bring their vaccination card or a photo of their card on their smartphone. Use of a Digital Vaccination Passport App is also acceptable.
The only exceptions are:
- guests under the age of 12, who must be tested and accompanied by an adult that meets our venue’s vaccination requirements; or
- guests who need reasonable accommodations due to a medical exception or a sincerely held religious belief
For guests who are not able to be vaccinated for one of the reasons listed above, they must provide one of the following instead of evidence of vaccination:
- negative COVID-19 antigen test taken within 24 hours of the performance start time, or negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the performance start time. COVID tests must be administered by an official testing center such as Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, MedExpress, etc. Self-administered or at-home tests will not be accepted.
Entry will be denied for guests who do not provide the documentation as required above.
Masks are required to be worn by everyone over the age of two (2) for the duration of their visit inside a Cultural Trust venue.
Approved facial protective coverings include masks which are constructed of cloth, tightly-woven fabrics, such as cotton and cotton blends, and must contain two or three layers of fabric. Surgical masks, KN95 masks, and NIOSH-approved N95 respirators are approved facial protective coverings.
Gaiters, bandanas, ski masks, scarves, face shields, or vented masks, etc. are not approved facial protective coverings.