S.S. Columbia

Courtesy of Buffalo Rising

Some believe the S.S. Columbia could sail along the recent path of the Buffalo waterfront which has been revitalized after years of neglect and abuse. The 118-year-old Columbia once traveled throughout the Great Lakes, but now sits in a state of disrepair along the Buffalo River. On WBFO's Press Pass, Newell Nussbaumer of Buffalo Rising discusses the vessel's special history and the effort to make it part of Buffalo's future.

The Response Performance Festival covers four days, uses three venues and allows access to an historic steamship. The event, which starts Thursday, is the latest ambitious effort from Torn Space Theater.