The 23rd annual Obie-winning Ice Factory Festival begins performances June 29 at the New Ohio Theatre Off-Broadway. The festival presents seven new works over seven weeks, running through August 13.
The slate includes John Kaplan’s Are We Human, a dark, sci-fi tale inspired by the work of James Baldwin; Our Voices Project, a celebration of Deaf artist James Castle presented by Our Voices and written by Charles Mee; She-She-She, a work by Hook & Eye Theater that maps the lives of two generations of women in the present and 1930’s, conceived by Carrie Heitman, and created by writer Virginia Grise; Icons/Idols, a choral play from the Byzantine Choral Project performed by over a dozen women, with book and lyrics by Helen Banner, composed by Grace Oberhofer; The Annotated History of the American Muskrat, a show written by John Kuntz that weaves comedy, dance, live music videos and historical fiction, presented by Foxy Henriques and Circuit Theatre; Eliza Bent’s exploration of love and intimacy, On a Clear Day I Can See to Elba; and Ski End, Piehole’s newest work about how we spend our time.
The award-winning festival takes place at the New Ohio, located at 154 Christopher Street, New York. For tickets and more information visit newohiotheatre.org.