The Vivant Vault


Welcome to the ‘Burgh Vivant archives. Here you can scroll through years of features and commentary on Pittsburgh arts & culture. Or search by keyword for segments on a particular company, organization, artist, restaurant, event, or performance.

“Sit down, have a drink, let’s talk.” The heart of ‘Burgh Vivant is its candid and off-beat interviews with the people who contribute to make this city truly unique. Artists, cultural leaders, entrepreneurs, and news-makers let their hair down over cocktails with host Brian Edward for an entertaining and informative look into what’s happening in Pittsburgh. No subject is sacred, no secret is safe! See the video highlights here, or follow the links to “The Full Martini;” unedited and uncensored podcasts of each interview in its glorious entirety.

MOLLY RICE – Angelmakers: Songs for Female Serial Killers

Molly Rice is back on ‘Burgh Vivant tonight to talk about the latest project from Real/Time Interventions, ANGELMAKERS: SONGS FOR FEMALE SERIAL KILLERS, playing through November 11, 2017 at the Aftershock Theater in Lawrenceville. For tickets and more information, email ‘Burgh Vivant films weekly at Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation in beautiful… Read more »

ADRIANNE KNAPP – Actor, PICT Classic Theatre

TONIGHT – Nick Mitchell fills in on hosting duties with actor Adrianne Knapp, chatting about her upcoming role as Juliet in PICT Classic Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET, performing October 20th through November 4th, 2017 at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio. For tickets and more information, visit

TIM MCGEEVER – Actor, City Theatre

TONIGHT Actor Tim McGeever is on ‘Burgh Vivant chatting about his role in the oddly titled A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER OF NEW YORK CITY. If you got through the title, check out Tim’s interview here, and catch the show at City Theatre… Read more »

PATRICK CANNON – Actor, Writer

Actor and Writer Patrick Cannon is in the studio tonight talking about MULLIGAN, a TV pilot that is totally Pittsburgh! Learn all about it here and how you can be a part of it. The online fundraiser for this project has closed, but you can still support by mailing to AKA Studio Productions, 46-36 Vernon… Read more »

TOMÉ COUSIN – Actor, Director, Choreographer

TONIGHT the multi talented Tomé Cousin stops by to share the intriguing history of Kander and Ebb’s final musical, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. PLUS: crashing auditions with Susan Stroman! See The REP’s production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, September 8th through 24th, 2017 at Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse. For tickets and more information, visit 

MATT PEYTON – LumberjAxes

TONIGHT – Matt Peyton visits ‘Burgh Vivant for cocktail hour and a lesson on how you can enjoy the lively art of axe throwing – now in Pittsburgh! It’s fun for all – and even Brian Edward can do it in a tuxedo. Visit LUMBERJAXES at 2 Sedgwick St. Pittsburgh, PA 15209. For reservations and… Read more »

ALAN IRVINE – Director, Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks

Tonight on ‘Burgh Vivant, director Alan Irvine discusses tackling Shakespeare’s HENRY V in the great outdoors! Why do Shakespeare’s history plays sometimes get a bad rap? What are the hilarious results of rehearsing Elizabethan fight choreography in public? Is Shakespeare more savory in the rain? Find out here tonight! See HENRY V presented by Pittsburgh… Read more »

BILLY HARTUNG – Actor, Dancer, Vocalist

From Pittsburgh to Broadway and back, Billy Hartung is behind the martini glass on ‘Burgh Vivant tonight with heartwarming tales of Point Park in “the good old days,” how he made it into CHICAGO the movie, the graciousness of Liza Minnelli, and the remarkable connection to his role in Front Porch Theatricals upcoming production of… Read more »

SAM TSOUTSOUVAS – Actor, Kinetic Theatre

In the ‘Burgh Vivant studio tonight, its actor Sam Tsoutsouvas discussing his current production of David Ives’ THE LIAR, produced by Kinetic Theatre. Is the theatre itself based in lies or truths? Get Sam’s perspective – AND see THE LIAR through July 30th, 2017. For tickets and more information, visit