Archive Residency 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. READ MORE

Ice Factory

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.
Now In Process Now In Process 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!
NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival  BUY TICKETS This year we’re taking the festival online and opening it up to include indie theatre artists from across the United States! We’re excited meet a new, national community of fellow theatre artists, and showcase new perspectives and voices from across the country. This year, it’s national! The NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival supports indie theatre artists defying labels and branching out into digital media. We present short films, music videos, and web series episodes, as well as industry panels, and special screenings. Past keynote speakers include Julie Taymor, Theresa Rebeck, and Charles Busch. Spring 2020 NYC ITFF

Theatre for Young Minds

Theatre for Young Minds is our cutting-edge, intergenerational theatre program of family-friendly fare now in its 5th year.

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New Ohio Presents is our big tent presenting program for one off projects that don’t fit into our other programs.

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New Ohio Hosts is our rigorously curated hosting program, providing discount theatre space to select companies who share our commitment to innovative theatre.

Producing slots are typically 3-5 weeks long, exclusive use. Rental of the Ohio Theatre includes our lighting, sound, and soft goods inventory, as well as marketing support and use of our box office ticketing account.

The season is curated by the New Ohio’s artistic and producing staff. You can help your application by making us familiar with your work year round. In keeping with our artistic mission, priorities (and discounted rates) are given to not-for-profit companies.

If you are interested in producing at the New Ohio Theatre, please submit a short, simple description/history of:

  • the producing company (or individual artists)
  • the project
  • the dates of interest


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Decisions are made on a rolling deadline, but please note that we tend to book six months in advance.