January 9 – 18, 2014
Riffe Center Studio Two
77 South High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Talkbacks: After every performance.
All tickets will be Pay What You Want tickets and will be available only at the door.
January 2014

8pm show

2pm matinee

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January 2014

8pm show

2pm matinee

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The Studio 2 Theatre will become a hothouse for new works in January! Be part of the growth & nurturing of some soon-to-be great plays.

If you’ve been following AVLT for a while, you know that we’ve a vested interest in daring, new plays. We’ve presented dozens of free readings over the years, and the Next Stage Initiative is the logical step into the future.

Two playwrights will visit Columbus to work with directors Jennifer Schlueter (of the for/word company and OSU’s Department of Theatre) and Matt Slaybaugh to create a pair of intensive workshops – with room for investigation, rewrites, and experimentation – and and limited showcase presentations.

Also featured will be staged readings of two hot new plays which could be part of a future AVLT season. Lastly, the Next Stage Initiative will present readings of brand-new plays from Jennifer Schlueter and Matt Slaybaugh, both of which are on-track for full productions in 2014. Be the first to hear and these plays and participate in their development.

ENDLESS GRATITUDE TO OUR WONDERFUL NEXT STAGE INITIATIVE SPONSOR — LORRINDA SAXBY.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR POWER2GIVE SUPPORTERS, WHO HAVE MADE THIS FESTIVAL OF NEW WORK POSSIBLE:
Emily Bach, Stefan Langer, Josie Merkle, Asa Cormier, Ron Weber, Max Glenn, Nancy Skags, David Tull, Java Kitrick, Nancy Slaybaugh, Maureen Wygant, Magge Rapp boggess, Ben Maiden, Johnny Kolasinski, David Whited, Cassidy Slaughter-Mason, Michael Brown, Betty Peters, Kelly McNicolas, Betsy Hubbard, Jaylene Henderson, Irene Alvarez, Stephen Slaybaugh, Amy Rittberger, Ian Short, Eleni Papaleonardos, Acacia Duncan, Michelle Whited, Jennifer Schlueter, Ellen Nickles, Deborah Stype, Charlisa Anderson, Holly Papaleonardos, Emily Castle, David Glover, Clayton Petry, and Robin Rae Stype.
Saturday, January 18 @ 3-5pm
NURTURING OUR OWN NEW WORK: PRESENT PRACTICES, FUTURE DREAMS DRAMATISTS GUILD SOUTHERN OHIO REGION and AVLT present:
a town hall conversation about innovative new play development in our region

Join DG Regional Rep Jennifer Schlueter for a Town Hall conversation with Matt Slaybaugh (Artistic Director, Available Light Theater), Andy Batt (Managing Director, Madlab Theater), Camille Bullock (Playwright), Mark Snyder (Playwright), and Eric Vosmeier (Artistic Director, Know Theatre.)
ADMISSION IS FREE
RESERVATIONS by January 15 to jschlueter at dramatistsguild dot com
Thursday, January 9 @ 8pm
Leaving the Atocha Station
a play reading
adapted by Matt Slaybaugh
from the novel by Ben Lerner
more info...
Friday, January 10 @ 8pm
There Is a Happiness
that Morning Is
a play reading
by Mickle Maher
more info...
Saturday, January 11 @ 8pm
Southern Cross the Dog
a workshop staging
by Camille Bullock
more info...

Thursday, January 16 @ 8pm
Patience Worth
a play reading
by Jennifer Schlueter
more info...
Friday, January 17 @ 8pm
the terrible girls
a play reading
by Jacqueline Goldfinger
more info...
Saturday, January 18 @ 8pm
A Decent Stretch
a workshop staging
by Mark Snyder
more info...