Arts preview: Ohio Artists Gathering

Jim Fischer
Columbus Alive

Gahanna native and Broadway star Mike Faist (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Newsies”) created this festival to foster creativity, to provide theater artists a chance to workshop new material and to provide an opportunity for Ohio- and New York City-based artists an opportunity to work together. And to offer it up to audiences here in Columbus. “It's just about making a safe space for artists to develop new work,” Faist said in a March interview with Alive. The inaugural festival features workshops for theater artists, open rehearsals and public performances.

Garden Theater

Aug. 27-31

1187 N. High St., Short North

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