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Theater Review: MadLab’s Wickedly Funny, Audacious ‘Let’s Hope You Feel Better’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: MadLab’s Wickedly Funny, Audacious ‘Let’s Hope You Feel Better’

In some ways, Samantha Oty’s Let’s Hope You Feel Better, given razor-sharp direction by Sarah Vargo (with Dallas Ray as assistant director), which opened last weekend, feels like a return to the ribald, death-drenched shock fests that first made MadLab’s name. But this jaw-dropping satire, with ample heart – albeit twisted and obscured – is the best example of […]

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Catalyst Columbus and MadLab Theatre Enlist Local Artists for Multidisciplinary Mural

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Catalyst Columbus and MadLab Theatre Enlist Local Artists for Multidisciplinary Mural

Catalyst Columbus and MadLab Theatre have unveiled two new large-scale murals Downtown. Created by artists Jen Wrubleski and Marcus Billingsley, the mural at 227 N. Third St. wraps two sides of MadLab Theatre and connects the visual arts to performing arts. The piece was commissioned with funding from the Jim and Annanette Harper Family Foundation, […]

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MadLab Launches 25th Season With Moving ‘Sheridan’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford MadLab Launches 25th Season With Moving ‘Sheridan’

MadLab returns to in-person performance this weekend with the world premiere of Christian Missonak’s Sheridan, directed by James Blackmon. Sheridan centers on a Chicago couple, Lucy (Rachel Cagle) and Ethan (Ian George), grieving the stillbirth of their child in sharply drawn, unhealthy ways. Lucy’s friend Piper (Amanda Khosraviani) and Ethan’s brother Mark (Erik Bobbitt), drop […]

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MadLab Returns With Their 25th Season and New Artistic Director Will Macke

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford MadLab Returns With Their 25th Season and New Artistic Director Will Macke

I’ve reviewed many shows in the intervening years. Still, the last general article on our longest-running company devoted exclusively to new work, MadLab, came in 2015 when I corresponded with then-Artistic Director Andy Batt as they set out on their 20th season.  As we inch our way toward whatever normal looks like, MadLab announced a […]

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Theater Review: Evolution’s Delightful Romp Through ‘Vampire Lesbians of Sodom’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theater Review: Evolution’s Delightful Romp Through ‘Vampire Lesbians of Sodom’

Charles Busch helped coalesce a new gay theatre movement in downtown New York in the ‘80s and his work continues to resonate and reverberate through film adaptations and countless revivals. To celebrate 2021’s Pride Month, Columbus’ LGBTQQIAA company, Evolution Theatre, presents a jubilant run through Busch’s breakthrough hit, 1984’s Vampire Lesbians of Sodom, directed by […]

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It’s All Been Done Radio Hour

  It’s All Been Done Radio Hour

A modern, geeky, scripted comedy in the style of old-timey radio serials. Performed live and recorded for podcast. Material rated roughly PG-13. It’s All Been Done Radio Hour is a modern, geeky, scripted comedy show in the style of old-timey radio serials. It is the flagship of It’s All Been Done Presents entertainment network, based […]

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Two XX Sketch – Live Comedy Sketch Show

  Two XX Sketch – Live Comedy Sketch Show

Two XX Sketch is a comedy sketch show started in early 2018 by Dalia Natour and Hannah Yankasky who fully write, produce, and direct the show. It’s a live sketch comedy performance featuring comedy sketches as well as premiering video sketches that we write and direct as well. Every show features new material as well […]

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