Brandon Getz

 

 

 

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Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

2015 

Three Rivers Arts Festival

The Rap Activism of Jasiri X

Share Your Story with Creative Nonfiction’s Anjali Sachdeva

Pittsburgh Society of Artists’ Intr[Au]spective is Solid Gold

Public Art Converges at the Point

UNHEARD Narratives: A Conversation with Festival Director Veronica Corpuz

 

2014 

First Night Pittsburgh

The Swon Brothers Headline Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2015

Volunteer for First Night

Listening Post: Toby Fraley's Lost Sound Search Engine

Magic & Laughs with Lee Terbosic

Pittsburgh's Comedy Kings

Highmark First Night Pittsburgh: Bigger & Better Than Ever

 

Three Rivers Arts Festival

The Invisible Visible: Susan Goethel Campbell’s Portraits of Air

Air Your Grievances with Complaints N’at Choir

Water & T-Shirts Converge in Edith Abeyta’s o:ne:ka

Rose Clancy Makes Composting Simple with Diversion

Emerging Artist Program Brings New Blood to TRAF

OJO: Bricolage Production Co’s Next-Gen Travel Experience

 

International Children's Festival

Explore a World of Folklore with Temujin the Storyteller

Théâtre Tout à Trac Re-invents Pinocchio

Little Steps: Theater for the Little Ones

Go 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with Midnight Radio Jr.

Hands Up: A Show of Hands!

Miracoco: Light You Can Touch

Nadine Animato Scores with Invisi’BALL

Hop Over to LilyPad Park for Free Family Fun

Discover Downtown Art with Frog Stops!

 

2013  

First Night Pittsburgh

    Adventure into Art with Bricolage’s First Look First Night

 

International Festival of Firsts

“It Changed This City”: Pittsburgh after the PIFOF

Rubber Duck Conquers Steel City

Wander into the Wild with It’s Dark Outside

Party Pittsburgh Style with the Big Rubber Duck

Experience Kiss and Cry: A Show-Within-A-Show

Rub-a-dub-dub! The Rubber Duck Project Floats into Pittsburgh

Never Fear, the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts is Here

 

Three Rivers Arts Festival

Emerging Artist Profile: Rose Duggan

Jazz Live International Brings the World of Jazz to the Arts Festival

Emerging Artist Profile: Celëne Petrulak

Anqwenique & the Groove Aesthetic Fuse Classical and Opera with the Local Jazz Scene

The Homewood Art House Brings the Love to the Arts Festival

“Riverlights at The Point” Celebrates the Reopening of The Fountain

The Airborne Toxic Event Delivers Anthemic Indie Rock & Roll

Build Your Own Flying Shadow with Instabiles

Emerging Artist Profile: Hiromi Katayama

Catch The Drift, a Floating Experience on the River

John Valenti’s Passive Aggressive Melodies 

 

International Children's Festival

Aga-Boom Introduces You to the Universal Language of Clowning

The Girl Who Forgot to Sing Badly Has All the Ingredients for Amazing Theatre

Explore the Why-Oh-Whys of the World with African Porquoi Tales

2013-14 Family Series Preview

Enter a World of Imagination with Peter Pan

Russia’s Hand Made Theatre Roll Up Their Sleeves to Bring You Time For Fun

 

2012 

Three Rivers Arts Festival

AcoustiCafe Showcases Local Singer-Songwriter Talent

Emerging Artist Profile: Geoff Balkman

Emerging Artist Profile: Ryder Henry

    Emerging Artist Profile: Gloria Tsang

Local Talent, National Recognition in the Juried Visual Art Exhibition

Eclectic Art For Sale at the 2012 Artists Market

Emerging Artist Profile: Marla Roddy

Emerging Artist Profile: Seth Clark

Bluegrass Day: Bringing the Steel City Back to its Appalachian Roots

JazzLive International Kick-starts Arts Festival with 72 Hours of Jazz

 

International Children's Festival

Exploring Imagination in the Kuniko Theatre’s Origami Tales

Plop! Welcomes Kids Under 5 into a World of Magic and Play

Shona Reppe’s Cinderella Puts Ragdoll Twist on Your Favorite Fairytale

Mirazozo: Enter a World of Light and Color (Architects of Air)

 

Distinctively Dutch Festival

Commune with the Dead in DIESPACE: Internet Community for the Deceased

City of Asylum Gets Dutch Poetry to Move You

Deconstructing THE NEWS: Jacob Ter Veldhuis 

JacobTV's THE NEWS: A New Kind of Opera

Building Communities for the Future: Rethinking Cities in the 21st Century

The Inclusive City: Paul Scheffer on Multiculturalism in 21st Century Cities

 

Quantum Theatre

2015

All The Names

Memory Space: The Carnegie Free Library and ALL THE NAMES

Devising ALL THE NAMES: A Conversation with Karla Boos 

 

Brahman/i

Intersections: Karla Boos & the Brahman/i Experience

Inside the Temple of Comedy

Becoming Brahman/i

 

2014

Tamara

Quantum’s Tamara: How It All Began

Dinner & a Show: Tamara Feeds You Family-Style

Rich Colors: Costumes in Tamara

“We’re Just Magpies”: Recreating an Italian Villa inside the Rodef Shalom

 

Pantagleize

Engineering the Revolution: Adapting Pantagleize for 2014

Cartoon Couture: The Costumes of Pantagleize

 

Madagascar

Quantum Takes Downtown

Building Rome: Scene Design in Madagascar

Helena Ruoti in Madagascar: A Quantum Theatre Debut

Dressing the Dream World: Costumes in Madagascar

“A Stage for Dreaming”: Madagascar Director Sheila McKenna’s Vision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Brandon Getz was born and raised outside Pittsburgh, PA. His first stories were about monsters that he drew with his crayons. Monster tales then led to hand-drawn comic books bound in construction paper (ages 8 & 9), his first book without pictures (a 64-page handwritten science-fiction story called A Dangerous Dude, age 10), his second (Codename: Blades, another sci-fi narrative about space commandos, which took him more than 2 years to complete), and high school years rife with rhymed poetry, sad song lyrics, and a couple of morbid short stories. 

Throughout his undergraduate years at the University of Pittsburgh campus in Johnstown, PA, he continued writing, publishing stories and poems in the campus literary journals, in addition to acting, directing, and writing several one-act plays. He earned his bachelor's degree in English Writing in 2007 and began an MFA program at Eastern Washington University (Spokane, WA) in 2008, where he was a fiction editor for Willow Springs literary magazine and taught creative writing to at-risk and homeless youth. He was also the emcee for the Spokane Poetry Slam, forging a literary partnership between the MFA program and local poets.

Since graduating with his MFA, Brandon has lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Philadelphia, PA, re-settling in his home city of Pittsburgh. In 2013, he began editing book-length manuscripts for Dorrance Publishing (Pittsburgh) and transitioned to working full-time as a freelance copyeditor in 2016. He continues to write poetry and fiction, publishing in various print and online journals. He is currently working on a story collection and a serialized adventure novel about a werewolf in space.