‘Burgh Vivant sponsored the post-show mingle for last night’s opening of the 2013 Pittsburgh New Works Festival at Off The Wall Theatre in Carnegie. Host Brian Edward, and contributors Mike Buzzelli and Lonnie Jantsch were on hand to party with the patrons and dish out exclusive ‘Burgh Vivant gift packages. Notable visitors included actor Bingo O’Malley, Carnegie mayor Jack Kobistek, Carnegie Library & Music Hall Director Maggie Forbes, Kim El, Lynne Franks, Randy DeShong, director Naomi Grodin, and recent ‘Burgh Vivant feature, Marlene Smith-Pendleton, among many others. Award-winning Pittsburgh playwright and New Works board member F.J. Hartland cheerfully greeted guests, and ‘Burgh Vivant had the privilege of cocktailing afterward with several of the program’s performers including Jen Luta and Andy Coleman. The Pittsburgh New Works Festival runs through the month of September at Off The Wall theatre in Carnegie. Tickets and schedule available HERE.