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GCAC Presents is a bi-weekly column brought to you by the Greater Columbus Arts Council – supporting art and advancing culture in Columbus – in partnership with the Columbus Arts Marketing Association, a professional development and networking association of arts marketers. Each column will be written by a different local arts organization to give you an insiders look at the arts in Columbus.

GCAC Presents: Shadowbox Live Remains America’s Largest Resident Theatre Company

 Stacie Boord GCAC Presents: Shadowbox Live Remains America’s Largest Resident Theatre Company

Did you know that Columbus is home to Largest Resident Theatre Company in America? Shadowbox Live is celebrating it’s 25th year and we couldn’t be more proud to be a Columbus original. This year we will have produced over 20 productions, presented more than 500 performances and entertained more than 90,000 patrons. Our annual budget […]

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GCAC Presents: SRO Theatre – The Lost Traveler in the Multiverse

 Kenisha Sanders GCAC Presents: SRO Theatre – The Lost Traveler in the Multiverse

The Lost Traveler in the Multiverse tells the story of a physicist who works with String Theory, the notion that there are alternative universes wrapped within the one we consciously experience. This idea gradually emerges in the multiple possibilities that face the protagonist as he retires from his teaching position in a university physics department […]

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GCAC Presents: Shakespeare, Peter Brook, and the Deadly Theater

 Richard Albert GCAC Presents: Shakespeare, Peter Brook, and the Deadly Theater

Back in 1968, the internationally renowned director Sir Peter Brook wrote in his seminal book, The Empty Space, of four types of theater: Deadly, Holy, Rough, and Immediate. Guess which one of these Sir Peter warns to avoid at all costs? “Nowhere does the Deadly Theatre install itself so securely, so comfortably and so slyly […]

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GCAC Presents: Music Among Friends, Chamber Music Columbus

 Diane Driessen GCAC Presents: Music Among Friends, Chamber Music Columbus

Would you join an arts organization, if at the end of the season you would be asked to share the costs of any funding shortfall? This is exactly what people did when Chamber Music Columbus (CMColumbus) got its start. It was called the “system of guarantors” and a group literally brought their checkbooks and wrote […]

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GCAC Presents: Dance Matters – Engaging Communities

 Jane D’Angelo GCAC Presents: Dance Matters – Engaging Communities

OhioDance believes in the power of dance to effect change. OhioDance is a statewide service agency and a socially-concerned community organization. Through festivals and conferences, educational resources, networking opportunities, dance artist services, and community outreach efforts, OhioDance serves all organizations and individuals that share our commitment to the transformational art of dance. The OhioDance Festival […]

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GCAC Presents: Sneak Peek of The Columbus International Film + Video Festival

 Susan Halpern GCAC Presents: Sneak Peek of The Columbus International Film + Video Festival

What does Brothers Drake Mead, recycling, sex workers and people with disabilities have in common? They are all featured in films at the 62ndt Columbus International Film + Video Festival. Shorts, features, narratives, documentaries and even a poetic tale depicting current events through a merger with reality are featured in the longest running film festival […]

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GCAC Presents: It’s Not Just the Music, It’s the Experience

Sean Terrell Sean Terrell GCAC Presents: It’s Not Just the Music, It’s the Experience

I was recently reading through audience surveys from a CityMusic concert event when I stumbled upon a comment made by a long-time supporter of the organization. The comment read “CityMusic is Columbus’ best kept secret.” As I read through the other surveys, I kept coming back to this one comment. If CityMusic really is the […]

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