Cruel to be kind: 'The Roast of Martin Giles,' a benefit at Bricolage

Thursday, 10 April 2014 04:06 PM Written by 


Martin Giles, a stalwart of Pittsburgh stages as an actor, director and writer, is about to take it on the chin from his friends -- and like it. Bricolage Theater will present "The Roast of Martin Giles: A Cut Throat Affair!" at 7 p.m. Monday, April 14. 

Giles is in remission after battling throat cancer, and the roast is a benefit to help keep his recovery in full swing.

"Marty has given so much to our theater community,"  Bricolage producing artistic director Tami Dixon said of Giles, a Post-Gazette Performer of the Year. "He's been a staple on every stage in town for the last 30 years. As an actor he's giving us award-winning performances, as a playwright he's written beautiful scripts and as a director he's staged moving and memorable plays. We just know our community will come to his aid, and what better way than a roast!"

Featured roasters include stage veterans Tony Bingham, Jarrod DiGiorgi, Patrick Jordan, Jason McCune, Sheila McKenna, Joe Schulz, Gayle Pazerski Stephenson and the Post-Gazette's senior theater critic, Chris Rawson. 

A donation will get you in the door, plus food and drink. Proceeds go directly to the roastee. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; for reservations RSVP to Tami Dixon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


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