Our 2016 - 2017 Season


September 10 - 25

New Ohio Hosts

MISSED CONNECTIONS: A Craigslist Musical
U.S. Premiere

Written by Bill Richardson, Veda Hille, and Amiel Gladstone
Directed by Phillip George
Choreographed by Amy Hall Garner

Based on real Craigslist Ads – "Your Personal Ads Set to Music"

"Online is a lonely town, even though it's where so many of us live. At home, in cafes, we hunker over our devices, sitting adjacent to others who are likewise engaged. Ironically, what so many of us are after, as we make our way on parallel paths through the digital underbrush, is connection. I am here. Are you there? I saw you today. Did you see me today? I want what you have got. Missed Connections: A Craigslist Musical is a fond and funny and tender musical about online longing and about the many near-misses, and occasional hits, that bind us.” – Bill Richardson, Co-Author

Missed Connections was developed and premiered at the Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, BC, 2012. It was originally produced in a 20 minute version by Theatre Replacement as a co-commission with PuSh and Theatre Conspiracy, Vancouver, BC, 2009.

"This show is intoxicating, wildly creative, wonderfully witty, and just downright fun."
- Nicole Fairbairn, The Scene in Toronto

"Offbeat and entertaining, with a refreshingly high sophistication in the writing with delightfully tuneful music." - The Toronto Star

"A blissful musical destination to observe all things beguiling and bizarre… Delightfully silly and enormously entertaining." - Steven Berketo, TorontoStage.com

"TERRIFIC" and "Two parts absurd hilarity and one part potent loneliness"
- The Georgia Straight


September 27 - October 6

New Ohio Presents


Producers Club is our free-floating, ad hoc, instant-gratification, impulse-driven pop-up program. We invite familiar and new-to-our-orbit companies into the New Ohio for a couple of days to flex their muscles, share their current thinking, and test their next great idea. The stakes are low, but the bar is high!

All shows 7:30 PM
All tix $12

Sept 27-28
Sinking Ship Productions presents
A Hunger Artist

What begins as a nostalgic celebration of a lost art form—and its most famous practitioner—becomes a darkly funny trip into the very question of what it means to suffer, and what it means when suffering becomes a public spectacle. In this inventive adaptation of Kafka's tragicomic story "A Hunger Artist," actor, puppeteer and Sinking Ship co-artistic director Jonathan Levin gives a playful and startling performance as the only person who remembers an artist whose act was simply… to hunger.

Sept 30-Oct 1
F*It Club presents
Tales from the Club: Stuff Nobody Likes

Three cautionary tales on the mundanity of life from three acclaimed playwrights, facilitated and hosted by the grand dame of drag, Tipsy von Tart.

Oct 4-6
Theater Reconstruction Ensemble presents
How to Hamlet, or Hamleting Hamlet (oh god, not another fucking hamlet)

Norman A is a ghost. Norman B is a scholar. Norman C, a king. And Norman D, a grave-digging clown. They have gathered in the great hall at Elsinore, where the Normans E and F are sowing in their sowing closet, to collectively answer that age old question: How to Hamlet?


October 25 - November 19

New Ohio Hosts
Page 73 Productions

World Premiere

Written by Caroline V. McGraw

Directed by Stephen Brackett

Danielle, Lee, and Tiffany have scaled the masthead of Crimp magazine, gaining access to the best the city has to offer—nightlife, men, and the beautiful baubles showcased in every issue. But when workaholic Danielle is forced to face her mortality, she begins to wonder what it's all worth. In this dark comedy, questions of romance, sex, ambition, and loyalty spin Danielle and her friends out of control as they consider the possibility of life without each other.

Page 73's mission is to help the most promising playwrights receive their first New York City production. They have launched the careers of some of America's most important playwrights including Quiara Alegrí­a Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Dan LeFranc, Heidi Schreck, Jason Grote, George Brant, and Clare Barron.


November 30 - December 17

New Ohio Hosts
Vertigo Theater Company


Written by Pia Scala-Zankel
Directed by Jenna Worsham

Set in NYC in the late ’80s, Street Children explores the romantic idealism, shattered dreams, and high cost of living experienced by the LGBTQ youth of the Lower Hudson piers. The story follows the intertwining journeys of three young characters who are reeling in the aftermath of their beloved street mother’s cruel murder. Ultimately, they must choose between the thrills and camaraderie of life as they know it, and the safety and stability of a quieter existence—albeit one potentially defined by isolation and ostracism.

UNLIMITED BY FORM AND CONVENTION Vertigo Theater Company strives to make provocative theater accessible to all walks of life. Vertigo was formed to foster a diverse collaborative community that challenges and nurtures creative artists. We develop and produce new work that exposes the audience and the artists to experiences beyond their comfort zones.



The cast of Untitled Our Voices Project, Ice Factory 2016. Photo: Nina Wurzel Photography

April - June 2017

New Ohio Theatre presents

in collaboration with IRT Theater

World Premiere productions by Piehole and Our Voices Theater

The Archive Residency is our ongoing commissioning and presenting program, providing a two-year commitment of time, space, and support to select independent theatre companies. Each residency culminates in a world premiere of a new work. In partnership with IRT Theatre, our neighbors in the Archive Building, we provide independent theatre companies with that most elusive and invaluable resource: an artistic home.

After exciting first-look showings in Ice Factory 2016, Piehole and Our Voices are hard at work revising and reworking -- Don't miss their world premieres
in Spring 2017!

The Archive Residency is supported, in part, by funds from
The Mental Insight Foundation.


June 28 - August 12

New Ohio Theatre Presents


2017 is the 24th season of our OBIE Award-winning summer festival of new work.

Every summer we invite the most exciting downtown companies to present their latest projects in an environment of generosity, dialogue, and inspiration. ICE FACTORY is a place where artists can take risks, try out new ideas, and
bring their projects to a new level.

Plays introduced in Ice Factory have gone on to garner Drama Desk nominations, OBIE Awards, Audience First Awards in Edinburgh, Off-Broadway productions, commercial runs, and national and international tours.


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