Nov 15 2021
Crowdsourcing Creative Survival

Crowdsourcing Creative Survival

Presented by Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council at Online/Virtual Space

When COVID-19 hit, RealTime Interventions froze in its tracks. Like many others, this live-arts company led by Molly Rice and Rusty Thelin suddenly had no performances. The community- and performance-based work dried up, and the processes they leaned on to generate them were suddenly impossible.

Learn from Molly and Rusty’s experiences with crowdsourcing during the pandemic. They leaned on their audience, partners, and other artists to create new work in new forms. How can you apply this open-arms spirit to your process, to create the connection we're all craving, as well as innovations in your art?
Molly Rice and Rusty Thelin
Molly Rice and Rusty Thelin are a presenter team. Collectively, we are RealTime Interventions.

RealTime Interventions creates theatrical events and public experiences that connect human beings through empathy, via processes and practices of performance-based art. We seek to generate human connection, curiosity, and wonder, and to help audiences re-see their surroundings in unexpected ways. Our work is shaped by the immediacy of live and real-time art, and the creative possibilities that arise when people gather. RealTime makes performance-based art with a wide array of collaborators, from theater artists to refugees to rock bands to our neighbors down the street. We create vibrant “companies” with every new project, made up of people from diverse realms of experience united by the story we are telling together. Learn more about RealTime at

Admission Info

Tickets: $10

Phone: 4123912060

Dates & Times

2021/11/15 - 2021/11/15

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space

Accessibility Info

Event accessibility is our priority.
The Arts Council is committed to making its programs accessible to everyone - even virtual events. If you require an accommodation or service to fully participate in this event, please email at least two weeks prior to the event. Event accommodations may include ASL; Open Captioning; Audio Description; digital, large-print or Braille materials, etc. If an accommodation would be helpful and the lead time is less than two weeks, please let us know so we can make every effort to help you fully participate. To learn more, check out our Accessibility at GPAC page.