Production History

2018-19 Season

Robin and Peter Hersha present...

[PORTO]

Written by Kate Benson
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
September 13-29, 2018
@ Riffe Center Studio One

Dear Piqua

Written and performed by
Drew Eberly
October 11-20, 2018
@ Columbus Dance Theatre
Ron and Melissa Weber present...

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

Written by Nassim Soleimanpour
Produced by Eleni Papaleonardos
November 2018 - February 2019
Wild Goose, The Vanderelli Room, and Denison University

Appropriate

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by David J. Glover
January 17 - February 2, 2019
@ Riffe Center Studio One

This

Written by Melissa James Gibson
Directed by Acacia Duncan
March 28 - April 13, 2019
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

DEMAGOGUES!

Written and directed
by Matt Slaybaugh
Original songs by Whitney Thomas Eads and Matt Slaybaugh
May 9 - 25, 2019
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

2017-18 Season

BOOTLEG RADIO

Written and directed by
Jennifer Schlueter
and Matt Slaybaugh
September 28 – October 14, 2017
@ Riffe Center Studio One

How We Got On

Written by Idris Goodwin
Directed by Drew Eberly
November 2017 - February 2018
@ Riffe Center Studio Two, Lincoln Theater Ballroom, Wild Goose, Ohio Wesleyan University, Denison University, and the Wellington School

F.O.O.B.A.R. 2

Produced by Karie Miller
and Matt Slaybaugh.
December 2, 2017
@ The Hey Hey

Revolt. She said. Revolt again.

Written by Alice Birch
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
January 11-27, 2018
@ MadLab

The Next Stage Initiative 2018

Produced by Karie Miller, Jennifer Schlueter, and Matt Slaybaugh
February 15-18, 2018
@ Columbus Museum of Art

Every Brilliant Thing

Written by Duncan Macmillan
with Jonny Donahoe
Featuring Acacia Duncan
Directed by Whitney Thomas Eads
April 5-14, 2018
@ The Vanderelli Room
Robin and Peter Hersha present...

An Octoroon

Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
May 17 – June 2, 2018
@ Riffe Center Studio Two
Cleveland Public Theatre presents

Red Ash Mosaic

Created by Raymond Bobgan and the Cleveland Core Ensemble.
Directed by Raymond Bobgan.
June 21-23, 2018
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

2016-17 Season

The Columbus Voices Workshop

Written by Matt Slaybaugh, Emily Turner, and John Dranschak
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
October 18 – November 30, 2016
17 performances, 16 venues, 15 neighborhoods.

You Got Older

Written by Clare Barron
Directed by Acacia Duncan
January 12-28, 2017
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

The Next Stage Initiative 2017

Produced by Karie Miller, Jennifer Schlueter, and Matt Slaybaugh
February 17 — 26, 2017
Columbus Museum of Art

F.O.O.B.A.R.

Produced by Karie Miller and Matt Slaybaugh.
April 1, 2017
@ The Hey Hey
Robin and Peter Hersha present...

Paradise Park Zoo

Written by Savannah Reich
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
May 4 – 20, 2017
@ Riffe Center Studio One

2015-16 Season

The Grown-Up

Written by Jordan Harrison
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
September 17 — October 3, 2015
@ Riffe Center Studio One

John Cage 101

Created by Available Light
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
September 20, 2015
@ Independents' Day
One Night with Available Light

The Ohio State Murders

Written by Adrienne Kennedy
Directed by Whitney Thomas Eads
October 10, 2015
‍@ The Green Room at Short North Stage

Dedalus
(A Portrait of the Artist)

Adapted by Matt Slaybaugh from the book by James Joyce
November 5-21, 2015
@ Studio One, Short North Stage, and MadLab
One Night with Available Light

Still Life

Written by Emily Mann
Directed by Jennifer Schlueter
Sunday, December 6, 2015
@ The Green Room at Short North Stage

The Next Stage Initiative 2016

Produced by Matt Slaybaugh and Jennifer Schlueter
January 7 - 16, 2016
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

Jane Austen's
Pride & Prejudice

Adapted by Daniel Elihu Kramer
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
January 2015 @ Riffe Center Studio Two
February 2015 @ Denison University

Thom Pain
(based on nothing)

Written by Will Eno
Featuring Jordan Fehr
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
February 5-20, 2016
@ The Vanderelli Room

24 Hour Theatre

Produced by Acacia Duncan, Jaylene Jennings, and Elena Perantoni
March 12, 2016
@ Riffe Center Studio Two
One Night with Available Light

Two Vanek Plays

Written by Václav Havel
Directed by Matt Hermes
Saturday, March 26, 2016
@ The Green Room at Short North Stage
@ Cleveland Public Theatre

Don Quixote
(a pilgrimage)

Written by Jennifer Schlueter
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh.
April 7
@ James Levin Theatre
Robin and Peter Hersha present...

Feels Like
(the body project)

Created by Available Light
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
April 28 - May 14, 2016
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

The Absurdity of Writing Poetry

Written and Performed
by Matt Slaybaugh
with Dave Wallingford
May 29, 2016
@ The Columbus Museum of Art

2014-15 Season

Cymbeline

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Brian Evans
July 31 – August 9, 2014
@ MadLab

Dirty Math 2016

Written and directed
by Matt Slaybaugh
September 4 – 20, 2014
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

24 Hour Theatre

Featuring 30 columbus artists
November 8, 2014
@ Riffe Center Studio One
Robin and Peter Hersha present...

She Kills Monsters

Written by Qui Nguyen
Directed by Ian Short
Dec 4 - 20, 2014
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

The Next Stage Initiative 2015

Produced by Matt Slaybaugh
and Jennifer Schlueter
January 8 - 17, 2015
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

Don Quixote (a pilgrimage)

Written by Jennifer Schlueter
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
March 26 – April 12, 2015
@ Van Fleet Theater, CPAC

The Christians

Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Acacia Duncan
May 21 - June 6, 2015
@ Riffe Center Studio One

2013-14 Season

bobrauschenberg america

Written by Charles L. Mee
‍Directed by E
September 5 – 21, 2013
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

Dogs of Rwanda

Written and performed
by Sean Christopher Lewis
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
October 5 & 10, 2013
@ TacoCat CoOperative
Robin and Peter Hersha present...

Glue

Created by Available Light
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
November 14 – 23, 2013
@ MadLab

The Next Stage Initiative 2014

Produced by Jennifer Schlueter
and Matt Slaybaugh
January 9 – 18, 2014
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

How We Got On

Written by Idris Goodwin
Directed by Drew Eberly
February 6-22, 2014
@ Riffe Center Studio One

We Are Proud to Present...

Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
March 27 – April 12, 2014
@ Riffe Center Studio Two
Ron & Melissa Weber present...

Cock

Written by Mark Bartlett
Directed by Ian Short
May 8 – 24, 2014
@ Riffe Center Studio One
Brought to you by
the G.W. Wallingford Family.

Leaving the Atocha Station

Adapted by Matt Slaybaugh
from the novel by Ben Lerner
June 12 – 28, 2014
@ Riffe Center Studio One

2012-13 Season

Robin and Peter Hersha present ...

Jane Austen's
Pride & Prejudice (On Tour!)

Adapted by Daniel Elihu Kramer
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
August 2012 @ the McConnel Arts Center
January 2013 @ Riffe Center Studio One
Zoa Carroll presents ...

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Written by Alex Timbers
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
Musical Direction by Pam Welsh-Huggins
September 20 - October 13, 2012
@ Riffe Center Studio One

The History Boys

Written by Alan Bennett
Directed by Drew Eberly
January 10-19, 2013
@ MadLab
Ron & Melissa Weber present ...

John Cage 101

Created by Available Light
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
March 21 - April 6, 2013
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

Jane Eyre: A Memory, A Fever, A Dream

Adapted by Daniel Kramer
from the novel by Charlotte Brontë
Directed by Acacia Duncan
May 16 – June 8, 2013
@ Riffe Center Studio One
The Next Stage Initiative

Transplant

Written by Alexis Schaetzle
Directed by Jennifer Schlueter
May 30 – June 1, 2013
@ Riffe Center Studio One

2011-12 Season

Robin and Peter Hersha present ...

The Right Now Readings

Join us on the last Tuesday of each month for cookies, coffee, and conversation.
Last Tuesday of each month.
@ The OSU Urban Arts Space

Circle Mirror Transformation

Written by Annie Baker
Directed by Ian Short
August 20, 2011
@ Riffe Center Studio One
Robin and Peter Hersha present...

Falsettos

Written by William Finn
and James Lapine
Directed by John Dranschak
September 15 - October 8, 2011
@ Riffe Center Studio One

Arcadia

Written by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Acacia Duncan
October 12, 2011
@ Riffe Center Studio One
Backed by 76 Kickstarters!

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Adapted by Jennifer Fawcett
and Matt Slaybaugh
from the novel by Charles Yu
Featuring Ian Short
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
November 10-26, 2011
@ Van Fleet Theater, CPAC

33 Variations

Written by Moises Kaufman
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
January 12-22, 2012
@ Van Fleet Theater, CPAC

Sleeper

Written by David Ian Lee
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
February 16-25, 2012
@ Van Fleet Theater, CPAC

Down & Out in the Magic Kingdom

Adapted by Matt Slaybaugh
from the novel by Cory Doctorow
April 26 - May 12, 2012
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

2010-11 Season

Merrily We Roll Along

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth
Directed by John Dranschak
August 19 - September 4, 2010
@ Riffe Center Studio One

Stop Sign [language]

Written and performed by
Eleni Papaleonardos
Directed by John Dranschak
and Jeanine Thompson
September 16-25, 2010
@ Madlab
William Shakespeare's

The Life and Death of Richard the Third

Cut, pasted, and directed
by Matt Slaybaugh
With Ian Short as Richard the Third
November 11-20, 2010
@ Shedd Theater, CPAC

ConAm's Annual Xmas Spectacular featuring Winford Doke Artie Isaac

Written by Sean C. Lewis, Artie Isaac,
and Matt Slaybaugh
Featuring Artie Isaac 
and Jo Anne O’Carroll
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
December 8-12, 2010
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

Just Kids

Written and performed
by Sean Christopher Lewis
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
January 13-22, 2011
@ Van Fleet Theater, CPAC

Hum

Written by Sebastian Hawkes Orr
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
February 10-19, 2011
@ Ven Fleet Theater, CPAC

Skyscrapers of the Midwest

Adapted and directed by
Matt Slaybaugh
from the graphic novel by
Joshua W. Cotter.
April 14-23, 2011
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

The Food Play

Created by Available Light
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
June 2-11, 2011
@ The North Market

2009-10 Season

Church

Written by Young Jean Lee
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
August 13-28, 2009
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

Killadelphia

Written and performed by
Sean Christopher Lewis
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
September 24-27, 2009
@ Junctionview Studios

[How to] Stay Human

Created by Available Light
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
November 5-14, 2009
@ Van Fleet Theater, CPAC

ConAm's Annual Xmas Spectacular featuring Winford Doke Artie Isaac

Written by Sean C. Lewis, Artie Isaac,
and Matt Slaybaugh
Featuring Artie Isaac 
and Jo Anne O’Carroll
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
December 10-13, 2009
@ Van Fleet Theater, CPAC

Jane Austen's
Pride & Prejudice

Adapted by Daniel Elihu Kramer
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
January 14-24, 2009
@ Riffe Center Studio Two
The Coal-Free Future Project

Welcome to the Saudi Arabia of Coal

Written by Jeff Biggers
Directed by Stephanie Pistello
February 6, 2010
@ Shedd Theater, CPAC

Attempts on 
Her Life

Written by Martin Crimp
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
May 13-22, 2010
@ Van Fleet Theater, CPAC
An Independent Community Production

To Kill a Mockingbird

Adapted by Christopher Sergel
from the novel by Harper Lee
Directed by Ian Short
June 24-27, 2010
@ Shedd Theater, CPAC

2008-9 Season

Time and a Few Words

Created by Available Light
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
September 4-13, 2008
@ Columbus Dance Theatre

a supposedly fun thing we'll never do again

the writing of
David Foster Wallace
@ Indepedents' Day 2008

Tomorrow is
the Answer

Yes we did!
November 2008
@ Metronome House

Foolin' Around
with Infinity

Written by Steven Dietz
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
December 19-20, 2008
@ Denison University

The Internationalist

Written by Anne Washburn
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
January 8-17, 2009
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

Killadelphia
(on tour)

Written and performed by
Sean Christopher Lewis
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
January - May, 2009
@ Baltimore CenterStage, ACT Fest., InterAct, Penn State, John Jay College

Dirty Math

Written and directed by
Matt Slaybaugh
April 2-11, 2009
@ Riffe Center Studio Two

God's Ear

Written by Jenny Schwartz
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
June 11 – 20, 2009 
@ Columbus Dance Theatre
An Independent Community Production

The Odd Couple

Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Ian Short and
Eleni Papaleonardos
June 12 – 28, 2014 @ Studio One

2007-8 Season

The Thugs

Written by Adam Bock
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
September 20 – October 6, 2007 
@ Columbus Dance Theatre

then after water

Written by Jennifer Fawcett
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
November 1-11, 2007
@ AVLT Gahanna

Dead City

Written by Sheila Callaghan
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
April 10-19, 2008
@ Riffe Center Studio Two
An Independent Community Production

Our Town

Written by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Ian Short
June 26-28, 2008
@ Bexley Middle School
@ Cincinnati Fringe Festival

then after water

Written by Jennifer Fawcett
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
May 29 - June 4, 2008
@ New Stage Collective

2007

Tomorrow is the Question

Created by Available Light
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
March 30 - April 7, 2007
@ Columbus Dance Theatre

A Study in Art & Lies

Adapted by Matt Slaybaugh from the book by Jeanette Winterson
March 9, 2007
@ Columbia Performance Gallery

A Lonely Crowd

Created by Krista Apple, John Dranschak, Acacia Duncan, and Matt Slaybaugh
April 13 - 21, 2007 
@ Cincinnati Performance Gallery

June 1 - 9, 2007 
@ Columbus Dance Theatre

2006

@ Cincinnati Fringe Festival

The Absurdity of Writing Poetry

Written and Performed
by Matt Slaybaugh
with Dave Wallingford
June 6-10, 2006
@ Kaldi's Coffee House

I Will Make You Orphans

Written and performed by
Sean Christopher Lewis
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
Adirondack Theatre Festival, Keuka College, Johnson State College, Galapagos Art Space, Hyde Park, Uno Fest. of Solo Performance, Center for Independent Artists

01 Festival of Solo Performance

Featuring Sean C. Lewis,
Jennifer Spillane,
and Matt Slaybaugh
July 13-16, 2006
@ Van Fleet Theater, CPAC
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