Based on the award-winning HBO documentary, How to Dance in Ohio
is a heart-filled new musical exploring the need to connect and the courage it takes to step out into the world. At a group counseling center in Columbus, Ohio, seven autistic young adults prepare for a spring formal dance–a rite of passage that breaks open their routines and sets off hilarious and heartbreaking encounters with love, stress, excitement, and independence. How to Dance in Ohio is a story about people standing on the cusp of the next phase of their lives, facing their hopes and fears, ready to make a very big first move…and dance.
Directed by Sammi Cannold
Choreography by Mayte Natalio
Featuring Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Haven Burton, Darlesia Cearcy, Carlos L. Encinias, Desmond Edwards, Amelia Fei [Yi-Hsuan Fei], Nick Gaswirth, Gaelen Gilliland, Madison Kopec, Liam Pearce, Marina Pires, Imani Russell, Conor Tague, and Ashley Wool