NOTE: This timeline traces past activities (in italics) as well as upcoming.
October 4–8, 2010: The Builders Association conducted in-class sessions with Ohio State students and faculty from departments across campus. Groups worked from their discipline’s perspectives on research for the larger project.
November 22, 2010: Builders discussed the show and current progress in the Bowen Theatre at Drake Center.
January 2011: Builders in town for a residency to work with students, faculty, and staff on script and design. Explored theWeinlandPark area and Franklin Park Conservatory’s community garden.
May 30–June 4, 2011: Builders returns to Ohio State for creative residency, and to dismantle portions of Weinland Park houses, already slated for demolition, to repurpose for their set.
July 24, 2011 at 4 pm: Work-in-progress showing at NYC’s Baryshnikov Arts Center.
August 29, 2011: The Builders’ final multi-week residency at Ohio State begins. Stage construction at Thurber Theatre begins.
October 4, 2011: Screening of John Ford’s 1940 film The Grapes of Wrath at the Wexner Center.
October 5, 2011: Preview performance forWexnerCenter’s Pages literacy program for teens. Evening: Screening/debut of WOSU.TV’s University District documentary.
October 6–8, 2011 at 8 pm: Builders will perform the world premiere of at the new work at Ohio State’s Thurber Theatre. Each show will be followed by a discussion with the Builders. Tickets $10–$18 (wexarts.org or 614-292-3535, available now for Wex members, September 1 for general public).
The show will subsequently tour nationally, including to Brooklyn Academy of Music in fall 2012.