New Ohio Theatre is a two-time OBIE Award-winning performance venue that serves the vast independent theatre community of New York and the adventurous audiences who love them. As a small, downtown, artist-run organization with a twenty-plus year history as a beacon for bold and inventive work, we know the challenges and rewards of producing and presenting alternative, groundbreaking theatre. In any given year, there are over 500 independent theatre companies working for opportunities to develop and present new work. We believe the best of this community operates at the core of the contemporary theatre conversation (about both content and form) and acts collectively to expand the boundaries of the public imagination. With our move to Christopher Street, we aim to establish a professional, high-profile platform for the independent theatre community, reestablishing the West Village as a destination for mature, ridiculous, engaged, irreverent, gut-wrenching, frivolous, sophisticated, foolish, and profound theatrical endeavors.

The New Ohio was founded as Soho Think Tank, Inc., in 1994 by
playwright/director Robert Lyons.



Robert Lyons
Artistic Director

Marc Stuart Weitz
Producing Director

Lucy Jackson
Development Director

Samuel Buggeln
Artistic Associate

Alan Brincks
Venue Manager

Charlotte Bon
Producing Assistant

Press Representative: David Gibbs/DARR Publicity
Accountant: Rich and Bander, LLP
Lawyer: Margaret B. Grossman - Sugar Hill Capital Partners
Development Consultant: Arts Action Research

Archive Residency Artists

The Assembly (2014-16)
Blessed Unrest (2014-16)
Vampire Cowboys (2013-15)
Rady&Bloom Collective Playmaking (2013-15)

AN EVENING WITH WILLIAM SHATNER ASTERISK (2014), by Phil Soltanoff. Photo by Ilan Bachrach.

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