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"ICE FACTORY 2018 is the 25th annual edition of our Obie Award-winning summer festival of new work.
For our silver anniversary we are not accepting open submissions.We'll be talking with artists throughout our history to identify companies they're watching as the bold, risk-takers of the future. We'll announce the lineup later this spring.
We look forward to another great 25 years of showcasing adventurous downtown theatre and returning to our regular open-submission process in 2019. Look for the online-submission process to open around mid-December 2018!"
Various Dates from June 27 - August 11
June 27 - 30
A visceral, highly-stylized, unforgiving tragicomedy of the unfelt. An exploration of the physical and psychological state of feeling numb. What does it mean to be numb? Why are we numb? Is it possible to feel again?
July 4 - 7
What’s the most patriotic thing you can do on the Fourth of July?
Join Saint Fortune as they journey through the Sixth Dimension to travel back in time to a moment of great ambition, the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Landing. What they find there will change the course of alternate history forever. Utilizing an immersive sound and video design, One Small Step invites us to consider the possibilities of other worlds, while encouraging responsibility and care towards the one world we know.
JULY 11 - 14
A response to Sophocles' classical tragedy Ajax as filtered through personal family history, the classical trope of the “fallen hero” is both meditated on and subverted through the eyes of a pre-teen girl as she and her mother attempt to navigate a tragic loss, both together and apart. Told through a series of conversations and songs, the play considers the mythic and mundane elements of girlhood and family.
JULY 18 - 21
Merry (with an E) is Christine's surrogate mother. Mary (with an A) is Christine's biological mother. Kristine (with a K) is Christine's biological mother's surrogate daughter. Martha is Christine's friend. Martha is having a baby. She can’t decide on a name. A play about family (in many forms) with no yelling.
JULY 25 - 28
During the night of a Southern house party, two couples from vastly different upbringings meet to discuss a prospective job opportunity. As curt formalities evolve into unexpected revelations, each couple attempts to keep their secrets in the past, as they begin realizing they may have more dangerously in common than they originally thought.
AUGUST 1 - 4
The Hole explores the relationship and personal struggles of two inmates in solitary confinement. A loose riff on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, this play explores the illusions, memories, nightmares, dreams, and delusions of two inmates locked in "the hole."
AUGUST 8 - 11
A spectacle with music that takes as its jumping-off point the story of Eliza Lynch, an Irish prostitute who, through fate and machination, became de facto Empress of Paraguay in the mid 19th century. Lynch was later reviled for her supposed part in fomenting the war in which 90% of Paraguay's male population was killed, but this show is concerned primarily with Lynch’s other legacy: her doomed project of bringing European high culture to the inhabitants of a country that neither understood nor desired what she offered.
August 15 – 18
With original music from singer/songwriter Laura Gragtmans and original poetry from theatre maker Vichet Chum, Love is an exploration of, well… love in its myriad of forms: the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful, the mysterious and all the spaces in between. Two people meet, and the sky cracks open. Love is a meditation with music.
More information at http://www.newohiotheatre.org/icefactory2018.htm