Hiawatha Project explores the experiences of living in Pittsburgh and connects these experiences to regional, national, and global social questions.  In this way, we strive to illuminate human connections by discovering the universal and infinite in the ordinary and specific.

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With its first barrier breaking work, Camino, Hiawatha Project was founded in 2011 “with scenes of imagination and poetic insight" (Pittsburgh Post Gazette.) For 10 years Hiawatha Project has produced original professional theatre with a heart for social justice, and a rich and layered esthetic to present theatre which “will alternately rouse you and break your heart.” (City Paper for JH: Mechanics of a Legend) Hiawatha has received funding awards from AER Capacity Building, The August Wilson Center Legacy Fund, August Wilson Center Programing, Brooks Foundation, Heinz Small Arts Initiative, Opportunity Fund, Spout Fund, PA Council of the Arts, The Pittsburgh Foundation, and PNC Charities. Hiawatha’s latest work, My Traveling Song, sold out its first run in 2019, in which "both young children and their adult minders were captivated.” (Pittsburgh Tatler) The company is proud to present My Traveling Song with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in in 2022.

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