LONELLE YODER isn’t a Columbus native, but she feels like one. After 9 years in Columbus, followed by 4 years in NYC, she is relieved to be back where she belongs. During her first Columbus years she beavered away behind the scenes at the Phoenix Theatre for Children (now CATCO is Kids) under various titles including Box Office Manager, Marketing and Development Associate, Outreach and Operations Manager, and (her favorite) the decidedly unofficial “Nymph of Herds and Flocks.” As a member of BlueForms Theatre Group and occasional collaborator with Available Light and Actors Theatre, she has dabbled in stage management, performance, props, and just about every other element of theatrical production. These days she’s just another corporate shill; don’t ask her about her job unless you’re really desperate for some dull conversation.
Instead, she’d love to chat about any of her other minor obsessions, including swing dance (she once managed the Lindy Hop scene in Columbus), foraging and gardening, archaeology and history, blues and soul music, American Sign Language, and life without a TV. Lonelle lives just south of Clintonville, in the neighborhood that Google Maps has assigned the ridiculous name of “SoHud” and spends her rehearsal-free evenings doing crafty things, experimenting with historical recipes and cooking techniques, or watching documentaries and British murder mysteries online while pinned under her cat.