Welcome August Krickel, Jasper's New Theatre Editor

Jasper is delighted to announce that local theatre arts authority August Krickel has agreed to take a position at the helm of our fare ship as our new Theatre Editor!

August began writing for Jasper from the very beginning, first crafting a detailed look at the history of Jim and Kay Thigpen's time at Trustus Theatre in issue 1 and, in issue 2, profiling local stage star Bobby Craft and joining the gang as a staff writer.

By issue 3, August had his hands in the making of the magazine as much as every other editor, logging in the word count to prove it. His cover story on Tish Lowe garnered praise from unlikely corners of the arts community, and his articles on the Arcade Mall, NiA Theatre Troupe, and his short Fancies piece on Workshop Theatre's practice space are indicative of August's familiarity with the intricacies of the Columbia theatre arts community.

A comfortable blogger, August holds the record for post views with his blog on Memorable Theatre Moments from 2011, posted on January 10th, 2012. A fair, informed, and grounded reviewer, August frequently reviews theatre performances for Jasper, as well asĀ  Onstage Columbia.

Often seen with a stack of Jasper's in his arms, ready to spread the ever growing and exciting news of Columbia arts, August has become indispensable to the Jasper crew, demonstrating a kind of devotion to his craft and dedication to his subject matter that makes him not only a pleasure to work with, but a beloved member of the Jasper family.

Welcome, August. Jasper will be a better magazine because of you and your good work.