New Ohio Theatre serves the vast community of independent theatre artists and companies in Manhattan, and the audiences who love them. As a two-time OBIE Award-winning company with a twenty-plus year history, we understand the landscape of producing and presenting independent theatre. We consider “independent theatre” to be any not-for-profit company without a permanent space for presenting work. ART/NY estimates over 150 independent theatre companies exist in the city. We believe the best of this community operates at the core of today’s theatre conversation (both content and form), and acts collectively to expand the boundaries of the public imagination.
New Ohio Theatre provides a supportive environment where companies may challenge themselves and audiences with work that is intelligent, imaginative, emotionally affecting, and entertaining. We offer multiple opportunities to develop work and a high profile platform for presenting, so that audiences can find it.