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Dear Diary LOL—New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writer: Antigravity Performance Project Directors: Francesca Montanile Lyons & Michael T. Williams Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell The New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival continues its guest-curated 25th anniversary season, with its fifth show, the Antigravity Performance Project’s Dear Diary LOL, a curatorial pick from Philadelphia’s Pig Iron Theatre Company. This play is a devised work that uses verbatim text from ...

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The Opera is Always on the Table—New Ohio Theatre, New York

[The Opera is Always on the Table] [New Ohio Theatre, NYC] (c)

Writer: Hanna Lea Novak Director: Hanna Lea Novak & Tina Satter Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell The New Ohio Theatre continues its silver anniversary celebration of the Ice Factory Festival with the third show in its guest-curated lineup, The Opera is Always on the Table by Hanna Lea Novak, curated by Half Straddle. Half Straddle’s artistic director Tina Satter co-directs with ...

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One Small Step—New Ohio Theatre, New York

[One Small Step] [New Ohio Theatre, Ice Factory Festival] [NYC] (c)Jack Frederick

Writer: The Saint Fortune Collective Choreographer: Emily Craver & Emily Pacilio Director: Gavin Price Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell The New Ohio Theatre’s Ice Factory Festival celebrates its 25th year this summer. In honor of this milestone, the festival departed from its usual open submission process and instead asked some of their most celebrated alumni to “identify companies they're watching as ...

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Platonov, or A Play With No Name – New Ohio Theatre, New York

[Platonov] [New Ohio Theatre] [NYC] (c)Maria Baranova

Writer: Anton Chekhov Adaptor: Laura Wickens Director: Jessica Burr Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell In 1878, nearly twenty years before he wrote The Seagull, Anton Chekhov wrote his first full-length play, a sprawling work of over 200 pages that is alternately referred to as Fatherlessness, A Play Without a Title, or Platonov. The actress for whom it was written rejected the ...

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The Snow Queen – New Ohio Theatre, New York

[The Snow Queen] [New Ohio Theatre] [NYC] (c)Maria Baranova

Writer: Hans Christian Anderson Adaptor: Matt Opatrny Director: Jessica Burr Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers blessed unrest returns to the New Ohio Theatre with a new adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen. Utilizing movement theatre and effectively minimalist staging techniques, Matt Opatrny and Jessica Burr’s foray into children’s theatre shows strong promise. The fantasy and imagination of children’s theatre is ...

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The Itch – New Ohio Theatre, New York

(The Itch) (New Ohio Theatre, NYC) (c)Walter Wlodarczyk

Writer: Alexandra Zelman-Doring Director: Theresa Buchheister Reviewer: Jamie Rosler Ana and Simon are twins, though it's never mentioned on stage. There's an almost incestuous nature to their relationship, but that's neither explored in the present nor explained by the past. The Itch is a sort of memory play, taking place at indistinct and potentially nonlinear times, but that's only clear based ...

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Decolonizing My Vagina – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writer: Cristina Pitter Director: Jordana De La Cruz Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell Part of the New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory Festival, Fridays On ICE is a late night salon series featuring work “more typically... perform[ed] in nightclubs, bars, and private apartments” than in more traditional theatrical venues. Each night of the series features a different artist. The August 4 salon, ...

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Yellow Card Red Card – New Ohio Theatre, New York

Writer: Melisa Tien Director: Tamilla Woodard Reviewer: Carrie Lee O’Dell The classic sports narrative features athletes who overcome adversity by losing themselves in the game, often forging friendships and finding opportunities along the way. Yellow Card Red Card, playing at New Ohio Theatre’s ICE Factory Festival, stays true to this narrative without feeling like a rehash of the familiar. Yellow ...

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