Tami Dixon and Jeffrey Carpenter are the award-winning co-founders of Pittsburgh-based Bricolage Production Company, one of the most innovative and forward-thinking theater companies in the world. While Tami is Bricolage’s Creative Principal, Jeffrey is the company’s Artistic Director.
Tami specializes in creating intimate, personalized and embodied immersive encounters. Jeffrey envisions theater not as a passive experience, but as a vehicle for heightened involvement for artist and audience alike.
With Bricolage, Tami and Jeffrey have created numerous, memorably unique immersive experiences, including “OjO,” “DODO,” which was produced in collaboration with the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh in which the experience was set, and “STRATA,” which was named 2012’s Top Production of the Year by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and featured on the cover of American Theatre Magazine.
Tami is the writer and director of “The Forest of Everywhere,” Bricolage’s first immersive for children with developmental differences. She also co-created Bricolage’s Immersive Encounters program; a bite-sized, sensory-based theatrical initiative developed as a laboratory for training immersive artists and experimenting with participatory storytelling.
Jeffrey’s work explores dynamic and deep modes of connectivity, placing each audience member at the center of the experience from which everything else spins. In this style, in 2018, he co-created “The Clearing.”
Bricolage’s layered works often utilize sensual, dreamlike environments to heighten awareness, stir memories, and promote deeper participation among audience goers.
Together, they also produce, write, and direct the highly acclaimed and popular Midnight Radio series.
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