What is WordPlay?
WordPlay is an exciting event that blends hilarious true stories with a live music mash-up. Actors, comedy writers, and everyday people read their own funny, and often poignant, true stories with a live DJ score. Using anything from Bach to Britney Spears, the DJ works with each performer to develop the perfect soundtrack, creating a rich storytelling experience unlike anything out there today. The result will be something distinct, collaborative, lively, and most importantly...totally funny.

We are currently accepting submissions for our 2016 Season!

Submit Your Story
Send us something:
1) Engaging (funny helps,but not required)
2) True
3) Around 1,500 - 2,000 words


A Taste From Past Shows...

What They're Saying

City Paper City Paper Short List

Post Gazette Post-Gazette Feature

LAist Interview LAist Interview  with producer, Alan Olifson

LA Times Top Pick LA Times Weekend Top 10

Metromix Metromix Top Pick

LA City Beat LA CitBeat Critic's Choice

Goldstar "Cool spin: w/ DJ soundtrack" 
 Goldstar "We were creatively inspired...We recommend this experience..." 

Past Performers

Andrea Abbate
Clay Allen
Romie Angelich
Tim Coyne
Jeremy Deutchman
Lauren Dombrowski
Matt Dwyer
Eric Friedman
Stirling Gardner
Lori Gottlieb
Jonathan Green
Annabelle Gurwitch
Meredith Hoffa
Deborah Kagan
Wendy Kamenoff
Jen Kirkman
Carl Kozlowski
Jessi Klein
Alan Olifson
Carol Leifer
Kelly Carlin-McCall
Taylor Negron
Elizabeth Payne
Eddie Pepitone
Corey Podell
Matt Price
Gemma Roskam
C. Brian Smith
Greg Swartz
Wendy Spero
Lan Tran
Lauren Weedman
Kathleen Wilhoite

2016 Season

WordPlay's 2016 dates are set. We've expanded to two performances for every show. What's your excuse now?

April 15th and 16th
August 26th and 27th
November 18th and 19th

All shows @8pm at the inimitable Bricolage Theater.


Bricolage Theater
937 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Window size: 1366 x 738
Viewport size: 1366 x 610