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Columbus Makes Art Presents Ian Short as Alan Turing

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents Ian Short as Alan Turing

Beginning Oct. 24 through Nov. 11, Ian Short will portray Alan Turing, computer science pioneer and WW II code breaker, in CATCO and Evolution Theatre Company’s co-production of Breaking the Code. He recently shared his thoughts about working as an artist in central Ohio and tackling his recent role portraying the multifaceted and misunderstood genius. […]

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Interview: “Inside the Riot” Choreopoem Challenges What it Means to Riot

 Taijuan Moorman Interview: “Inside the Riot” Choreopoem Challenges What it Means to Riot

Presented by Maroon Arts Group, “Inside the Riot” is a choreopoem featuring the poetry, movement, and music of local writers, poets, dancers, and performers. The piece tackles the “civil unrest in modern society” and literally puts its audience inside a riot. The piece was written by nine contributing writers through Maroon Arts Group’s 2016 “Write […]

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ComedySportz Columbus

  ComedySportz Columbus

The ComedySportz match features two teams of improvisational performers (players) competing in various improv games and performing scenes, with audience members judging the results and awarding points. In every match, a CSz referee monitors the action, awarding points and administering fouls as necessary. The flavor is somewhat like the television show Whose Line Is It […]

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Shadowbox Live Founder Stev Guyer Has Died

Walker Evans Walker Evans Shadowbox Live Founder Stev Guyer Has Died

Stev Guyer, best known as the founder of local theatrical group Shadowbox Live, passed away this morning at the age of 63. The arts group announced the news this afternoon, noting that Guyer had endured a long battle with cancer. Earlier this year, Guyer stepped away from his duties as CEO and President of the […]

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Columbus Marks Harlem Renaissance 100th Anniversary With Year-Long Celebration and Events

 Taijuan Moorman Columbus Marks Harlem Renaissance 100th Anniversary With Year-Long Celebration and Events

Columbus arts organizations have teamed up to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance with the commemoration, I Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100. Columbus’ involvement in the celebration recognizes the impact the Harlem Renaissance had on cities across the country, including Columbus. The break of African American art, literature, music, poetry and […]

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Columbus Children’s Theatre Exploring New Performance Venue Opportunities

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Children’s Theatre Exploring New Performance Venue Opportunities

There was a lot of buzz last week about the unveiling of a proposal to build a new Downtown soccer stadium — which was downplayed with an update the following day — but within that proposal was the inclusion of a new Children’s Theatre space that would have brought a dose of the arts to a […]

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The Confluence Cast: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Actors’ Theatre of Columbus

All the world’s a stage… and one man in his time plays many parts. The artistic director of Actors’ Theatre is no different. On the occasion of their 36th season, Phillip Hickman sat down to talk about his role at the Schiller Park institution, how they put together their season each year, and the importance […]

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