Hatch Arts Collective


Hatch Arts Collective


Hatch Arts Collective makes socially-engaged theater. Working across disciplines and differences, they activate communities through meaningful arts experiences. Hatch formed in late 2012 in Pittsburgh, PA, when three friends set out to produce a new play called Chickens in the Yard. Since that first production, Hatch has grown to create multiple new works of performing and interdisciplinary art around the idea that diverse views and skills engaged in the same conversation can create powerful artistic work.

Adil Mansoor is a theatre director and educator centering the stories of queer folks and people of color. Directing projects include Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Hatch Arts), Chickens in the Yard by Paul Kruse (Hatch Arts and Quantum Theatre), and Through Broken Doors, an ensemble generated digital archive (Pittsburgh Playhouse). Adil is currently developing Amm(i)gone, a solo performance adapting Sophocles’s Antigone as an apology to and from his mother.

Nicole Shero is an administrator, project manager, and producer. She currently works with the Network of Ensemble Theaters. In 2013, she co-founded Hatch Arts Collective, where she produces theater and performance workshops. Previously, Nicole has worked with Einhorn Media Group, PearlArts Studios, Carnegie Mellon University, Kelly Strayhorn Theater, and Pittsburgh Child Guidance Foundation.

Paul William Kruse tells Queer love stories. As a playwright and media artist from Western Wisconsin, his work flows from his Catholic roots and ever-evolving experience of family. He is a founding member and resident playwright of Pittsburgh’s Hatch Arts Collective. He is a cohort member of Audible’s third Emerging Playwrights Fund. His work has been produced by Adjusted Realists in Brooklyn, NY; Quantum Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA; the Vortex Theater in Austin, TX; and in high schools around the country.

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This year at Prelude, we are trying out

chain curating!

Hatch Arts Collective

was invited by curator

James Hooker

and forms a part of

Chain 4


Amm(i)gone, Once Removed, and Untitled Family/Personal Archive Project

Monday, 25 October 2021

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Amm(i)gone, Once Removed, and Untitled Family/Personal Archive Project

Three family-centered ethnographic/documentary projects led by each member of the Hatch Arts Collective.


Adil Mansoor, Nicole Shero, Paul Kruse


Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 4

Thursday, 28 October 2021

12pm ET


Segal Talk: Chain Curation Thread 4

In conversation with artists and curators across the US that comprise the fourth chain in our chain curation programming this year.


Sherrine Azab, Jake Hooker, Benjamin Camp from Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, Maelstrom Collaborative Arts, Natalie Greene from Mugwumpin, Adil Mansoor and Paul Kruse from Hatch Arts Collective, Carra Martinez, Indee Mitchell from LOUD Theater

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