Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Mission: Kelly Strayhorn Theater (KST) is a home for creative experimentation, community dialogue, and collective action rooted in the liberation of Black and queer people.
Focusing on the performing and media arts of our time, KST takes a multidisciplinary and inclusive approach to presenting contemporary performing arts. KST programs examine the questions that define and inspire us as individuals and communities. Our mission supports a vision in three parts: A leading presenter of innovative works in dance, theater, music, and live art; a community resource for youth education, emerging artist support and community partnership; and a neighborhood anchor institution accelerating the transformation of East Liberty as a destination for cultural entertainment and business opportunity.
KST is a leading interdisciplinary producer and presenter of contemporary art and performance committed to the liberation of Black Life and the empowerment of historically marginalized communities. Through performances, artist residencies, and community partnerships KST is where artists and audiences test new ideas and shape public conversation. KST programs examine the questions that define and inspire us as individuals and communities.