The for/word company performs Off-Broadway
The for/word company, a theatre company of affiliated artists with many ties to Ohio State's Department of Theatre, is currently performing Off-Broadway, to rave reviews. The company is presenting its original play, North, at 59E59 Theatres in New York City during the month of October.
North tells the story of a charged meeting between writer Anne Morrow Lindbergh, wife to aviator Charles, and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the man whom she felt best understood her work. Their brief meeting is the beginning point in a spiral of events and memories that ultimately make North the story of one woman’s struggle to orient herself, to reconcile motherhood with work and love with duty, and to articulate the responsibility of the artist to a world sunk in war.
North was conceived by Christina Ritter (PhD 2007) and Jennifer Schlueter (assistant professor, PhD 2007) , and was written and directed by Schlueter. It stars Kalafatic Poole (MFA 2009), Christina Ritter (PhD 2007), and Christopher Marlowe Roche (PhD 2012). The production was designed by Brad Steinmetz (visiting assistant professor, MFA 2003), with lighting by Anjeanette Stokes (MFA 2002), costumes by Kristine Kearney (assistant professor and resident costume designer), and choreography by Karen Mozingo (lecturer, PhD 2008). Stage manager is Eric H. Mayer (MFA 2011), and assistant stage manager is Brandon Curtis (BA 2009).