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Dispatch: Lincoln Theatre’s ‘Backstage’ series places audience members in intimate setting for shows

Guests don’t often get up-close and personal with the performers they pay to see, but the stage seating is intrinsic to the “Backstage at the Lincoln” series. The dynamic adds a level of intimacy not present when the entertainers are separated from the patrons.

“It’s not a spectator concert — it’s engaging,” said Bradford, who spearheads the series.

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Community Conversations: Art or Propaganda?

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 | 6 pm

The Lincoln Theatre’s Community Conversations is a free series designed to generate community discussion on a variety of interesting questions surrounding the arts. Over the past century, artists have used their work to comment on matters of social justice. Some argue this makes for bad art. Others say honest expression is the key to good art. On Wednesday, March 28, the Lincoln Theatre’s Community Conversation “Art or Propaganda?” will examine advocacy in art via a 90-minute, multi-media presentation spanning Zora Neal Hurston to Beyoncé and Oscar Micheaux to Ryan Coogler.


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"Backstage at the Lincoln" Series Adds Local Art Showcases in 2018

Backstage at the Lincoln, the Lincoln Theatre’s intimate showcase of local artists, will expand its offerings in 2018 to include central Ohio authors, visual artists, and dancers. This series offers audiences the extraordinary opportunity to be seated on stage for the program, providing an upclose-and-personal experience with the featured artists set against the hand-painted grandeur of the Lincoln’s rare Egyptian Revival-style motif.

January 24–Local Author Showcase
February 8–Local Visual Artist Showcase
February 22–Copacetic
March 15–Local Dance Showcase

Dispatch: Lincoln Theatre program for artists teaches nuts and bolts of business

“The idea was to create a leadership initiative that emerging artists might go through and learn all the aspects of entrepreneurship,” said Larry James, board chairman of the Lincoln Theatre Association.

The sessions are highly practical, and often involve subjects to which artists have given little thought, such as protecting their work through copyright laws.

Former President Bill Clinton
Visits the Lincoln Theatre

General Manager, Suzan Bradford toured with the Former President–check out her first person account of the experience in the latest blog post. Click here.

Artist Production Development Workshop

Saturday, March 10, 2018
8:30 am–3:30 pm

Click here for more info.

The workshop is FREE, but space is limited and a reservation is required. Please RSVP to Lincoln Theatre General Manager Suzan Bradford at 614-719-6746 or

The workshop will include four classes offering one-on-one Q&A and networking opportunities with consultants and theatre staff.

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