Come to The Ohio State University's US Bank Theater on Sunday, December 8 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm for the inaugural "College Life" stage event. The show will feature open mic and improv pieces written and performed by students in first-year composition classes taught by Senior Lecturer Cathy Ryan, a one-act play commissioned by The Ohio State University as part of a series about Afghanistan (On the Front Lines: Performing Afghanistan) and short performances by acting students of Associate Professor Kevin McClatchy (Department of Theatre). The program will also include games ("Angel, Baby") and tales such as a naming tradition that began centuries ago in the highlands of Ethiopia, and original artwork by Christian Perez, first-year alum of Ryan's one-credit seminar entitled "Graphic Novel and Storytelling." In addition, the program will host two special guests: Sarah Fulmer, master storyteller, producer and writer (Speak Easy–Wild Goose Creative), who will share storytelling tips, and Ohio State fourth-year Logan Spinks, whose talk ("Welcome to Tiki's World") opens with the teaser, "College can be a scary place, but with a guide dog you can go anywhere." Student stories traverse the globe, including "Salads" (about a gamer from Burbank), "10 Seconds" (live podcast-styled thriller) and "Razor 1 Kutz" (about events that transpired on prom night outside Razor 1 Kutz barber shop). Most of the stories come from everyday life.
The free event is funded by the Digital Flagship Initiative and is supported by the Office of Student Life. High school students from Ohio State School for the Blind (OSSB) will be in attendance. Donations from the event will help the OSSB Marching Band travel to march in the Outback Bowl New Year's Eve Parade in Tampa, Florida.