Chickens in the Yard

"Palpable, inspiring and vicariuosly excellent! This show touched me in ways I am still attempting to grasp."
-Chris Cubero, patron
"Brilliant theatre – engages us in reflection about what is happening to the American family."
-Dan Resnick, patron
"Best traditional performance I have seen in years–from Quantum or anywhere else! I could not stop crying."
-Matt Kesinger, patron

(more audience feedback)

presented by Quantum Theatre
November 20–December 6, 2015
at Javo Studios, 5137 Holmes Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Hatch was delighted to remount Chickens in the Yard in November 2015 as part of Quantum Theatre’s 25th season through the Gerri Kay New Voices Program. The program honors Quantum's longtime board member, friend, and supporter. Learn more.

Chickens in the Yard tells the story of a family through the eyes of their four chickens. Set in Pittsburgh, Chickens in the Yard explores what a gay identity means for one couple, as they journey from the families that raised them to the family they choose to create together. Amidst the struggle to define partnership and wrestle with individual family ties, Chickens in the Yard invites you to join them in taking one messy step forward.


director - Adil Mansoor
playwright - Paul Kruse
producer - Nicole Shero

music by Morgan Erina and Ginger Brooks Takahashi

set design - Britton Mauk
lighting design - Patrick Hayes
costume design - Jenn Gooch
sound design - David Bielewicz
stage manager - Caitlin Roper


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Sharon Eberson
Pittsburgh City Paper by Michelle Pilecki
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review by by Alice T. Carter
Pittsburgh in the Round by Nathaniel Quinn
The Pittsburgh Tatler by Wendy Arons