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Casting a Shadow By Jessica Salerno Photos by Galvan Image Works Shadowbox Live sets opening day for its new digs rowing pains are now a thing of the past for Shadowbox Live as the troupe moves to its brand spankin’ new facility in the Brewery District. After 12 years at Easton Town Center, Shadowbox heads just south of downtown Columbus on Aug. 19. “We kind of felt like we spent our teen-age years at Easton,” says Katy Psenicka, Shadowbox director of operations. “We G were just in that really massive growth stage while we were out there, and now we’re on the cusp of another true growth spurt, but in a really different direction.” The new facility has 324 seats and is almost four times the size of the Easton location. “It’s an incredibly sophisticated, artsy and sexy space, with a lot of exposed brick,” says Nikki Fagin, director of media relations. The stylish look and extra space are being put to good use, including an entire second floor of offices, a conference room, a bar and a restaurant. But staffers are es-pecially excited about the prospect of mul-tiple rehearsals occurring simultaneously thanks to the four isolated rehearsal spaces inside – an impossibility at Easton. “This one change is actually the phi-losophy of our desire and willingness and ability to expand our repertoire,” says Psenicka. The additional rooms will allow Shad-owbox to add new shows to its lineup. And coming full circle in a fitting tribute to the new location, the production company opens with Legacy , a show dedicated to the most epic moments of Shadowbox’s 22 years. “How excited we are to pack up our belongings and move into this new facil-ity. We can totally call it our home,” says Psenicka. “Our plan is to never move again. This is it.” cs Jessica Salerno is a contributing writer for CityScene Magazine . 26 city scene • August 11 www.cityscenecolumbus.com

Casting A Shadow

Jessica Salerno

Shadowbox Live sets opening day for its new digs<br /> <br /> Growing pains are now a thing of the past for Shadowbox Live as the troupe moves to its brand spankin’ new facility in the Brewery District.<br /> <br /> After 12 years at Easton Town Center, Shadowbox heads just south of downtown Columbus on Aug. 19.<br /> <br /> We kind of felt like we spent our teenage years at Easton,” says Katy Psenicka, Shadowbox director of operations. “We were just in that really massive growth stage while we were out there, and now we’re on the cusp of another true growth spurt, but in a really different direction.”<br /> <br /> The new facility has 324 seats and is almost four times the size of the Easton location.<br /> <br /> “It’s an incredibly sophisticated, artsy and sexy space, with a lot of exposed brick,” says Nikki Fagin, director of media relations.<br /> <br /> The stylish look and extra space are being put to good use, including an entire second floor of offices, a conference room, a bar and a restaurant. But staffers are especially excited about the prospect of multiple rehearsals occurring simultaneously thanks to the four isolated rehearsal spaces inside – an impossibility at Easton.<br /> <br /> “This one change is actually the philosophy of our desire and willingness and ability to expand our repertoire,” says Psenicka.<br /> <br /> The additional rooms will allow Shadowbox to add new shows to its lineup. And coming full circle in a fitting tribute to the new location, the production company opens with Legacy, a show dedicated to the most epic moments of Shadowbox’s 22 years.<br /> <br /> “How excited we are to pack up our belongings and move into this new facility. We can totally call it our home,” says Psenicka. “Our plan is to never move again. This is it.”

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