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Ice Factory 2023

Opening Date: Jun 28, 2023

Closing Date: Aug 12, 2023

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154 Christopher St New York, NY 10014

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Called “New York’s #1 Summer Theatre Festival” by New York Magazine and “an annual celebration of the weird, the wild and the unexpectedly wonderful” by The New York Times, Ice Factory is 7 weeks of 7 new shows by NYC’s most exciting independent theatre companies -- a seance for the living inspired by Kantor, a sci-fi AI rom-com, a sexy comedy exploring/exploding Schönberg’s wife, an experimental immersive opera created by AI, a new ghost story/folk musical, a multimedia devised object performance project that explores the experiences of Asian new immigrant artists and an anti-capitalist dialogue/lecture/manifesto run amuck…

Don’t miss Ice Factory now in its 30th and FINAL year at New Ohio Theatre in the West Village:

Deadclass, Ohio
The Goat Exchange
June 28-July 1
Live Stream June 29
Inspired by Tadeusz Kantor’s masterpiece Umarła klasa and assembled from original texts, faded memories, family photographs, live violin score and verbatim fragments of rediscovered memoirs and voicemails, Deadclass, Ohio is a seance of the living and a love story of the dead.

Zebra 2.0
AnomalousCo & Wistaria Project
July 5-8
Live Stream July 6
Sci-fi rom-com Zebra 2.0 engages questions of artificial intelligence, humanity, immigration, belonging, simulation and consciousness through the uncanny friendship of an undocumented woman in the USA and an AI who counts zebras.

On the Cranial Nerves of Barbarians II: A Carp Sanctuary
July 12-15
Live Stream July 13
Programmed with medical texts and expressionist plays, an AI wades into a polluted pond roiling with invasive carp. Anyone who loves consciousness should be ready to perish for it.

here i fall up
July 19-22
Live Stream July 20
here i fall up is a new ghost story/folk musical about a girl at odds with the ground beneath her feet, navigating her relationships with her sisters, her lover and a ghost.

gerstl took the easy way out
Notch Theatre Company
July 26-29
Live Stream July 27
Vienna, 1908, Mathilde’s hubby & lover are threatening to hang themselves again (they can’t live without her cunt). A comedy exploring/exploding Schönberg’s wife’s desire featuring ladders, tarps, a tiny piano and a chorus.

How I Disappeared
The Disappearing Ensemble & CHUANG Stage
August 2-5
Live Stream August 3
How I Disappeared is a multimedia devised object performance project that explores the poetic and personal urban life experiences of Asian new immigrant artists in NYC, with original live music, AR puppetry and interactive installations.

Ultra Left Violence
August 9-12
Live Stream August 10
An anti-capitalist dialogue / lecture / manifesto run amuck. With live music.
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