DREW EBERLY has been an artist and teacher in Columbus for ten years. As an Available Light Company Member, he’s originated roles in Skyscrapers of the Midwest, John Cage 101, and Down & Out in the Magic Kingdom. He also directed the 2013 AVLT production of The History Boys. Prior to Columbus, Drew lived in Philadelphia where he performed in both regional and touring productions. His work in theatre has been recognized by The Dorothy Haas Fellowship, The American College Theatre Festival, the Columbus Theatre Roundtable, and The Jebby Awards, where he was named the 2012 Entertainer of the Year.
Drew has taught both English and Theatre at a number of institutions including Columbus College of Art & Design, University of Dayton, Watterson High School, and The Wellington School. He is also active as a songwriter, having played solo shows throughout Ohio.
Drew lives downtown with his partner Ben and is a proud supporter of Columbus’ local shops, restaurants, farms, and artists.
Drew’s influences include Bruce Springsteen, Guided by Voices, The New York Times, Noah Baumbach, David Leavitt, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Edward Albee, Tony Kushner, Spike Lee, Dan Bejar, Edmund White, Sleater-Kinney, the SITI Company, Ani Difranco, Alan Bennett, and Gene Kelly.
January 6, 2013 — The Director’s Perspective – Drew Eberly