at the barre
Photographer - Joaquin Silva
At the Barre is a new two-act mime musical by Steven Meeker Jr. (Book & Additional Lyrics) and Matthew Gittins (Music & Lyrics). It's an official selection for the Access Theater Residency for the 2017-2018 year.
At the Barre is based on a series of vignettes collectively entitled Very Strong Liking that began in 2013 with individual vignettes being developed at biannual Otterbein University Dance Workshops as well as presentations in the first and second Otterbein University Department of Theatre and Dance's Festival and with Asel Swango in the second-ever The Launch presented by the Department of Theatre & Dance.
Very Strong Liking was developed into a 40-minute mime play that was presented on August 5, 2017 in the Jewel Box Theater as a part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival. The production featured Olivia Crawford as Catherine, Steven Meeker Jr. as Shawn, with Madalyn Baker, Douglas Reitsma, and Jessica Toltzis rounding out the ensemble.