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“We Fight Isolation With Community” Josh Fox’s The Truth Has Changed

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford “We Fight Isolation With Community” Josh Fox’s The Truth Has Changed

Josh Fox burst into wider American consciousness with his 2010 documentary Gasland, about fracking, and expanded his reach and activism with subsequent films like How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change; and Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock. It’s less well known but before his work as […]

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Gahanna Native and Tony Nominee Mike Faist Brings Inaugural Ohio Artists Gathering to Short North Stage

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Gahanna Native and Tony Nominee Mike Faist Brings Inaugural Ohio Artists Gathering to Short North Stage

Gahanna native Mike Faist lit out for New York soon after graduating High School and within three years was on Broadway in Newsies. In 2016 he originated the role of Connor Murphy in Broadway sensation Dear Evan Hansen which won Best Musical at the 2017 Tonys and earned Faist a Tony nomination for Best Featured […]

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Warehouse Presents Inaugural Sam Shepard Festival August 31 Through September 22

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Warehouse Presents Inaugural Sam Shepard Festival August 31 Through September 22

Few American playwrights leave as long a shadow Sam Shepard. When he passed away late last year, the New York Times called him, “one of the theater’s most original and prolific portraitists of what was once the American frontier.” The Guardian dubbed him “one of the visionaries of US theatre [who] created a fresh vernacular […]

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The South Asian Theatre Festival Returns July 22 Featuring Priyanka Shetty’s Elephant in the Room

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford The South Asian Theatre Festival Returns July 22 Featuring Priyanka Shetty’s Elephant in the Room

The Fourth South Asian Theatre Festival, coproduced by Spotlight Ohio with CATCO, returns to the Columbus Performing Arts Center (CPAC) this Sunday, July 22. The festival said in a release that it “[F]ocuses on collaborations among diverse community artists to engage, educate, and showcase the South Asian culture. The 2018 edition is themed ‘Live, Love […]

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Improbable Theatre’s Opening Skinner’s Box Comes to the Wexner Center

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Improbable Theatre’s Opening Skinner’s Box Comes to the Wexner Center

Almost 30 years after his death, and 80 years after his early research at Harvard, BF Skinner still looms large over our contemporary understanding of behavior. One of the most discussed looks at what he taught us and how those lessons have reverberated with later experimental psychologists – and why we still don’t always want […]

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Preview: Short North Stage and King Arts Complex Present The Mountaintop

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Preview: Short North Stage and King Arts Complex Present The Mountaintop

Short North Stage teams up with the King Arts Complex to bring a new production of The Mountaintop to the Green Room at the Garden Theater directed by Alan Bomar Jones. The production coincides with the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination. The Mountaintop announced Katori Hall, its playwright, as one of […]

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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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