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Digital Technology Changes in a Flash

New Camera

© Larry Hamill

Jonathan Putnam, an actor with CATCO Theatre, in awe over the technological transition from flash bulb photography to digital graphics.

Raising the Dead to Feed the Living

ZombieWalk Columbus 2009 marked the return of the living dead – only theseZ-14 zombies came bearing gifts. In an unlikely gathering of corpses, community and canned goods, the event’s goal (dare we say ghoul) was to raise over a half ton of food for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank, an organization that provides more than 43,000 meals each day to people in central and eastern Ohio.

According to their myspace page, ZombieWalk Columbus “is a grassroots organization that aims to generate awareness through annual public performances and street theatrics of bone chilling proportions.” Horror enthusiasts were invited to resurrect their Halloween spirit to take part in the third annual event, held this past Saturday, at Goodale Park.

Veteran zombies and those newly converted lurched and staggered throughout the Short North to complete the two mile walk. Most arrived at Goodale Park, not much worse for the wear, relatively speaking.

Hats off, or should we say heads off, to the group for their bizarre yet honorable efforts in helping to feed those in real need.

CATCO Looms Large in Creative Community


Columbus’s own Contemporary American Theatre Company celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. To commemorate the date, we teamed up with CATCO and Grange Insurance to produce an anniversary poster. Signed copies of the poster were available to theatre goers at last Friday’s opening of Blackbird.

The challenge was getting images from 27 past Playbills onto the letters, which make up the Hollywood-style sign. After photographing the individual letters, the Playbill images were added in Photoshop. The poster below was also produced for CATCO fifteen plus years ago.

We salute the creative group at CATCO for continuing to bring quality theatre to local audiences. Tickets for Blackbird, which runs through June 26, are still available.

Old Catco P-2