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CATCO Closes Their 2020-2021 Season with Streaming Adaptation of ‘Working’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford CATCO Closes Their 2020-2021 Season with Streaming Adaptation of ‘Working’

When incoming CATCO artistic director Leda Hoffmann announced the 2020-21 season under the cloud of the pandemic, she threw down a gauntlet for herself and her collaborators. “ we were going to sell a virtual pass to the season and it was going to include a musical. And when I said that, I had no […]

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CATCO Takes Their Fundraiser Virtual on April 16

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford CATCO Takes Their Fundraiser Virtual on April 16

When Leda Hoffmann came to Columbus as CATCO’s new Artistic Director for the 2020-2021 season, after acclaimed stints at Chicago’s Strawdog and the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, all plans had to account for a pandemic we haven’t seen in a century.  For the last year, she’s led the company through shifting actors’ equity regulations, overlapping safety […]

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Theatre Preview: CATCO Presents Twist on Classic with Streaming ‘A Columbus Christmas Carol’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Preview: CATCO Presents Twist on Classic with Streaming ‘A Columbus Christmas Carol’

CATCO’s Artistic Director Leda Hoffmann reached out to Detroit-based playwright Julianna Gonzalez to adapt her acclaimed modern take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – originally performed with Black and Brown Theatre – to Columbus audiences and to a digital presentation. I spoke with the playwright by Zoom. Last year, before taking the reins at […]

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CATCO/CATCO Is Kids Opens 2020-21 Season with ‘Plays Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford CATCO/CATCO Is Kids Opens 2020-21 Season with ‘Plays Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow’

CATCO and CATCO is Kids return, joining the brave artists pivoting to streaming work during the pandemic, with a new Artistic Director, Leda Hoffmann, in an exciting partnership with the King Arts Complex for KAC’s The HeART of Protest social justice collaboration. Hoffmann came to Columbus and CATCO from acclaimed runs at Strawdog Theatre in […]

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CATCO Announces New Artistic Director

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CATCO Announces New Artistic Director

CATCO and CATCO is Kids have announced their new artistic director, Leda Hoffmann, former artistic director of Chicago-based Strawdog Theatre Company, after a nationwide search. Hoffmann will jointly take over the role left by CATCO’s former producing director Steven Anderson — who just recently retired at the end of July — along with Christy Farnbauch, […]

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CATCO Announces New Executive Director

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman CATCO Announces New Executive Director

CATCO and CATCO is Kids have announced their new executive director, Christy Farnbauch, current executive director of the National Association of Women Business Owners Columbus, beginning April 15, 2020. Under Farnbauch’s leadership, NAWBO Columbus was recognized as the No. 1 NAWBO chapter in the United States by the Columbus Foundation in February 2019. At the […]

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CATCO: Application Pending

Anne Evans Anne Evans CATCO: Application Pending

Visit Edgely Prep, an elite Manhattan private preschool with an acceptance rate that rivals Harvard’s. Applications are due, and with telephones ringing off the hooks, admissions head Christine Evans battles an army of parents who will stop at nothing in this high-stakes game to secure a spot for their kids. WRITTEN BY: Greg Edwards & […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION