New Ohio Theatre is a two-time OBIE Award-winning performance venue that serves the vast independent theatre community of New York and the adventurous audiences who love them. As a small, downtown, artist-run organization with a twenty-plus year history as a beacon for bold and inventive work, we know the challenges and rewards of producing and presenting alternative, groundbreaking theatre. In any given year, there are over 500 independent theatre companies working for opportunities to develop and present new work. We believe the best of this community operates at the core of the contemporary theatre conversation (about both content and form) and acts collectively to expand the boundaries of the public imagination. With our move to Christopher Street, we aim to establish a professional, high-profile platform for the independent theatre community, reestablishing the West Village as a destination for mature, ridiculous, engaged, irreverent, gut-wrenching, frivolous, sophisticated, foolish, and profound theatrical endeavors.

The New Ohio was founded as Soho Think Tank, Inc., in 1994 by
playwright/director Robert Lyons.



Robert Lyons
Artistic Director

Jaclyn Biskup
Creative Producer

Press Representative: David Gibbs/DARR Publicity
Legal: Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP

New Ohio Board of Directors

Margaret Grossman, Chair
Scott Budlong
Chris Dickey
Erich Jungwirth
Robert Lyons
Vanessa Sparling
Maggie Weber

Current Archive Residency Artists

Radical Evolution (2019-21)
Byzantine Choral Project (2019-21)
Kareem M. Lucas (2020-21)
Luckett/Hare/Levingston (2020-21)

Cast of SKI END, by Piehole. 2016 Ice Factory, New Ohio Theatre. Photo by Matthew Dunivan.

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