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Neil Goldberg Brings Inhibited Bites, Life Improbable as Science Fiction, to the Idea Foundry through the Wexner Center

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Neil Goldberg Brings Inhibited Bites, Life Improbable as Science Fiction, to the Idea Foundry through the Wexner Center

Time Out New York said artist Neil Goldberg “imbues familiar visions with unexpected associations and unforeseen grace.” In collaboration with CCAD, where Goldberg is both teaching and giving a public lecture on February 22, the Wexner Center brings his beguiling one-man show Inhibited Bites to the Idea Foundry on February 21. I spoke with Goldberg […]

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Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative Returns

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative Returns

For true theatre connoisseurs in Columbus, there isn’t a better time of year than Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative. As with last year, the core producing duo of Available Light Artistic Director Matt Slaybaugh and for/word company Founder and Director Jennifer Schlueter are joined by Karie Miller, and this festival of brand-new work returns to […]

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Award-Winning Choreographers Kimberly Bartosik/daela and Joanna Kotze at Wexner Center Feb. 15-18

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Award-Winning Choreographers Kimberly Bartosik/daela and Joanna Kotze at Wexner Center Feb. 15-18

Dance is one of the most immediately, viscerally accessible art forms and sometimes the most abstract. The Wexner continues their trend of bringing innovative dance work that anyone with a taste for adventure can embrace in February, with two Bessie award-winning choreographers doing recent pieces for early runs outside of New York City: Kimberly Bartosik […]

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Last Weekend to See CATCO’s Daddy Long Legs

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Last Weekend to See CATCO’s Daddy Long Legs

There’s a long, storied tradition in Western literature of “aging millionaire seduces young orphan through varied means, including deceit.” Probably the most well-known in music theatre circles is Lerner and Lowe’s adaptation of the Colette novel Gigi. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, CATCO is mounting Paul Gordon (music and lyrics) and John Caird’s (book) […]

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Short North Stage’s The Performers is a Burst of Zany Fun

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Short North Stage’s The Performers is a Burst of Zany Fun

David Read West’s 2012 Broadway comedy The Performers gets a sympathetic, supercharged production directed by Edward Carignan (assistant directed by Nick Lingnofski) at Short North Stage. In classic farce style, The Performers throws together characters on the tip of change together in a series of cramped spaces. Here, those spaces revolve around pornography’s biggest night: […]

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See Available Light’s Raw, Incandescent “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” Through January 27

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford See Available Light’s Raw, Incandescent “Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.” Through January 27

Alice Birch’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. is one of the finest pieces of political art for the current age, leaving jaws slack in acclaimed London and New York runs. It’s hard to imagine a better, more committed, and more nuanced production than it gets from Available Light, directed by Eleni Papaleonardos, running through next […]

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See Andrew Schneider’s Dazzling Youarenowhere at the Wexner Center Through January 21

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford See Andrew Schneider’s Dazzling Youarenowhere at the Wexner Center Through January 21

Fresh from premiering his new work at New York’s Under the Radar fest, the Wexner Center for the Arts presents Andrew Schneider’s Youarenowhere this weekend. OBIE-winning artist Andrew Schneider is at the vanguard of artists using technology in the service of performance to investigate the connective tissue of perpetually switched-on modern life. The Village Voice […]

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