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.



Artistic Director: Robert Lyons 
Producing Director: Marc Stuart Weitz
Artistic Associate: Samuel Buggeln

Venue Manager: Alan Brincks
Press Rep: David Gibbs/DARR Publicity
Web Master: Art Meets Commerce
Accountant: Rich and Bander, LLP
Lawyer: Margaret B. Grossman -- Paul, Weiss
Development Consultant: Arts Action Research
Producing Interns: Lola Jordan, Julie Padovani

Archive Alliance Artists-In-Residence

The Mad Ones


New Ohio Theatre is generously supported by:

A.R.T./New York

Etant Donns: The French-American Fund for Contemporary Art

Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation

Foundation for Contemporary Art

The Frederick Loewe Foundation

NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs

New York State Council on the Arts

Peg Santvoord Foundation

New Ohio Theatre is a member of the Alliance of Resident Theaters/NY.

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