2015-16 Season

The Grown Up
Recommended if You Like: bobrauschenbergamerica, 33 Variations, and Pixar's Inside Out.
Written by Jordan Harrison
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
September 17 — October 3, 2015
Riffe Center Studio One
77 South High St.

Pay What You Want tickets available at the door.

Running Time: Seventy minutes, no intermission.
Talkbacks: After Thursday and Friday performances.
The Grown-Up is a sad, funny, time-bending adventure about how to survive growing up. NPR called it “charming and painfully universal.” It involves an empty stage, a magic doorknob, and an extended metaphor about the power of imagination and storytelling.
John Cage 101 @ ID15
Original Art by Clinton Reno, a tribute to Marvel Comics The Avengers #57.
John Cage 101
Created by AVLT
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
John Cage 101 will be 120 minutes long with no intermission.
Audience members can come and go at will.
If there was a rule about music in place, John Cage found a way to break or at least tease it, posing fundamental questions about the relationships between art and “real life.”

AVLT celebrates the 101st year of the Cage era with a theatrical mixtape – just think of it as 38 Short Plays About John Cage – reflecting the renegade life and controversial ideas of the 20th century’s most influential experimental composer.

one night with available light
The Green Room @ Short North Stage
1187 North High St., Columbus

Dedalus (a portrait of the artist)
Recommended if You Like: (Don Quixote) a pilgrimage, John Cage 101, Dead City, Rilke
Adapted by Matt Slaybaugh
from the novel by
James Joyce
Pay What You Want

After most performances.

@ Riffe Center|Studio One:
Thursday, Nov 5 @ 8pm
Friday, Nov 6 @ 8pm
Saturday, Nov 7 @ 8pm
Sunday, Nov 8 @ 2pm

@ Garden Theater|Short North Stage:
Friday, Nov 13 @ 8pm
Saturday, Nov 14 @ 8pm

@ MadLab:
Friday, Nov 20 @ 8pm
Saturday, Nov 21 @ 8pm

The Next Stage Initiative 2016
“One of the most important theatrical events of the season.”
January 7 — 16, 2016
Riffe Center Studio Two
77 South High St.
Pay What You Want

There will be a casual, post-show conversation with the cast and crew after every performance. Playwrights will be included as indicated below.
A romantic deconstruction
by Daniel Elihu Kramer

Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice is approximately 135 minutes long including one intermission.

Thom Pain
Playwright Will Eno has been called “a Samuel Beckett for the John Stewart generation.” If there’s such a thing as stand-up existential comedy, this play is it.

Under Matt Slaybaugh's direction, Jordan Fehr will perform this surreal, one-man meditation on the way life never quite lives up to the awesomeness of living.
Recommended if You Like: Stop Sign Language, Waiting for Godot, The Thugs, Mr. Show with Bob and David
by Will Eno
Directed by Matt Slaybaugh
Featuring Jordan Fehr
Friday, Feb 5 @ 8pm
Saturday, Feb 6 @ 8pm
Sunday, Feb 7 @ 2pm

Thursday, Feb 18 @ 8pm
Friday, Feb 19 @ 8pm
Saturday, Feb 20 @ 8pm

24 Hr Thtr 2016
Recommended if You Like: Jack Bauer, 24 Hour Comics, the distinct possibility that someone will fall flat an their face.
March 12, 2016
TWO SHOWS: 7:30pm & 10pm
Riffe Center Studio Two
77 South High St.
Pay What You Want

Don Quixote
(a pilgrimage)
Feels Like
(the body project)
A collaboratively-created theatrical collage about the bewildering experience of having a body and the difficulty of communicating what that's like.

For the six months of its creation, among ourselves, we called it "Body Movin" or "Dance Dance Revolution" or just "The Body Play." Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos and recognizing that we easily disconnect from our bodies in the digital age, we've explored what it means to have a body, how to find joy in inhabiting our bodies, and the many ways we've forgotten about how our bodies relate to the world.
Created by Available Light
Directed by Eleni Papaleonardos
April 28 — May 14, 2016
Riffe Center Studio Two
77 South High St.
Pay What You Want
Talkbacks: After Thursday and Friday performances.

Thursday, April 28 @ 8pm
Friday, April 29 @ 8pm
Saturday, April 30 @ 8pm

Friday, May 6 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 7 @ 8pm
Sunday, May 8 @ 2pm

Thursday, May 12 @ 8pm
Friday, May 13 @ 8pm
Saturday, May 14 @ 8pm
Recommended if You Like: The Food Play, bobrauschenbergamerica, John Cage 101, Dance Dance Revolution

The Absurdity of Writing Poetry
Recommended if You Like: Fighting resistance, inspiration, James Kochalka, Anne Bogart, William Ball, Annie Dilliard, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Franzen, George Saunders
Written and Performed
by Matt Slaybaugh

Sound Design
by Dave Wallingford
May 29, 2016 @ 2pm
Columbus Museum of Art
480 East Broad St.

There will be a casual, post-show conversation with Matt after this performance.
77 south high st. 2nd floor
columbus, oh 43215