A door can spark curiosity. A door invites the viewer's imagination to run wild. Tiny Doors PGH is a public art installation of three doors that will be on display in various locations in Pittsburgh's Cultural District.
Three Pittsburgh-based artists were selected to design and fabricate the doors. The project's goal is to create free, interactive art for the entire city of Pittsburgh to enjoy!
Door locations include Tito Way, the Trust Arts Education Center (805-807 Liberty Ave), and the Theater Square Parking Garage (655 Penn Ave).
Project Coordinator: Stephen Santa is a theater director, educator, arts advocate and Artistic Director of Jumping Jack Theater–a Pittsburgh-based children's theater that creates original, sensory friendly works created for audiences on the Autism Spectrum and others with sensory sensitivities.
Artists: Sasha Schwartz is a freelance theater scenic designer and artist dedicated to accessible, socially relevant work. She recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama where she was the scenic designer on Comedy of Errors and Alkestis. Other recent credits include pato, pato, maricón (Ars Nova ANTFest) and The Trouble With Dead Boyfriends (SheNYC Fest). As a scenic painter, she has worked at Pittsburgh Opera, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and Mystic Scenic Studios. Upcoming Designs: New Play Workshop (Chautauqua Theater Company) and Young Playwrights Festival (City Theatre).
Sarah Zeffiro is an artist and educator in Pittsburgh, Pa. Zeffiro Art creates custom 2D, 3D, and interactive design for residential and commercial spaces. Upcoming projects explore technology, science, and experiential learning. Join the fun and follow @zeffiroart on Instagram and Twitter. ZART Studio is an all-ages programming and event space for community collaborations.
Anne Mundell has designed scenery for hundreds of projects throughout the United States. Her design work includes theater design, museum exhibition design, parade float design, industrial design, opera, symphony, dance. She has also worked as a scenic artist on hundreds of productions in Regional Theater, National Tours, Film, Television, Parades, Museums and Industrial Venues. Anne is an Associate Professor of Scene Design at Carnegie Mellon University, where she has recently finished a ten-year term as Coordinator of Design. She is Director of Growing Theater Outreach, which is a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon Mentors and at-risk third graders. Anne is one of the founders of the internationally recognized Roboceptionist Project, a collaboration between the CMU Robotics Institute and the School of Drama. One of the project’s products, named Athina, was recently installed into a permanent exhibit on seminal robotics at the Carnegie Science Museum. Anne recently traveled to South Africa to help lead a series of workshops on Entrepreneurship in the Theatre. Anne holds an AB from Kenyon College and an MFA from Brandeis University and is a member of United Scenic Artists local 829 in Scene Design and Scenic Painting.