ICE FACTORY 2020 HAS GONE DIGITAL

ICE FACTORY 2021

New Ohio Theatre is excited that our 2021 annual Ice Factory summer festival will be back in and around the theatre June 28 – August 15.
 
This year we are looking for projects that are conceived specifically with anticipated Covid restrictions in mind. We are operating under the assumption that we will have access to our physical space but with evolving Covid compliance guidelines (Equity & City & State), including capacity restrictions. So, the idea is to move away from the 100% on-line presentations of IF2020 into some new performative space relationships – to be imagined by you!
 

2020 Ice Factory

Society

BEGINNING DAYS OF TRUE JUBILATION

A visionary vows to create a life-changing product, with the smartest minds of her generation ecstatically on board. What could possibly go wrong? A satirical journey through the cult-like, group-think of winner-take-all capitalism, from the early euphoria of a new start-up through its epic crash and burn.

Dibba / Khanin / Madrone / Smith

we need your listening

An empty theater lit by glowing blue screens. Phone calls after dark. Spinning confessionals. In a shifting theatrical landscape, individual audience members enter a dim space between digital and analog reality and are taken through a series of intimate, one-on-one exchanges with performers — discovering and re-discovering the act of listening as radical engagement. Please note: Due to the intimate nature of the show, audience size for each performance is extremely limited.

The Transit Ensemble

WHO’S THERE?

A Black American influencer accuses a Malaysian bureaucrat of condoning blackface. A Singaporean-Indian teacher launches an Instagram feud calling out racial inequality at home, post-George Floyd. A privileged Singaporean-Chinese activist meets a compassionate White Saviour, and an ethnically ambiguous political YouTuber takes a DNA test for the first time.

Levingston / Hare / Luckett

A BURNING CHURCH

A visionary vows to create a life-changing product, with the smartest minds of her generation ecstatically on board. What could possibly go wrong? A satirical journey through the cult-like, group-think of winner-take-all capitalism, from the early euphoria of a new start-up through its epic crash and burn.
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There are no fees to participate in ICE FACTORY.

Productions from companies and artists based in the U.S. will be given preference.

During Ice Factory, each participating company receives:

  • Three days of exclusive technical rehearsals in the space: Sunday – Tuesday.
  • Up to three days of exclusive technical rehearsals in the space.
  • Up to four performances in the space.
  • Use of the New Ohio’s festival rep plot for light and sound.
  • Run crew and production assistance from the Ice Factory Intern Crew.
  • Other project specific needs addressed individually.
  • A guaranteed artist fee.
  • Festival press representation by DARR Publicity.

To apply for ICE FACTORY, use the above to upload a packet that includes:

  • 1 page (max) description of the project. What is the project about? What is the audience’s relationship to the performance?

  • 1 page (max) description of where you are in your process and your plans for the project beyond IF.

  • 1 page (max) on the background on your company and/or bios of the lead artists

  • Photos, press, and links to video of previous work  (Or links to websites.)

Your packet should all be in one document in .doc, .docx or .pdf format.

Click to Apply

Do NOT submit a script.  We will request a script if necessary.


TO CONTACT THE ICE FACTORY SUMMER FESTIVAL:

icefactory@newohiotheatre.org

Ice Factory 2020 is generously supported, in part, by grants from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; Howard Gilman Foundation; Mental Insight Foundation; and New York Community Trust.


Performance dates and times vary from show to show.

View the Performance Calendar

ICE FACTORY 2021 is the 28th annual edition of our Obie Award-winning summer festival of new work. Artists and companies interested in participating in Ice Factory 2021 should submit their applications by April 16, 11:59 PM EST.

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.