IRT has provided a much needed developmental home for The Mad Ones third full length piece Untitled Biopicthrough the Archive Residency. Their unquestioning support of emerging artists has been invaluable to our work and our company. IRT’s motto seems to be: ‘We trust you. Here are the keys. Create.
– Marc Bovino, Co-Artistic Director, The Mad Ones
“There is a lot of freedom and security for the company – that is what we are trying to provide.”
– Robert Lyons on the Archive Residency
We are excited to announce NYC-based performance ensembles One-Eighth Theater and The Drunkard’s Wife as our Archive Residents for 2017-19. One-Eighth Theater and The Drunkard’s Wife join current resident companies Built for Collapse and anecdota, who presented the first stage of their residency works at Ice Factory 2017.
“An absurdist classic roars back to life.” – Helen Shaw review of UBU in Time Out New York
Founded in 2008 by Artistic Directors Daniel Irizarry and Laura Butler Rivera, One-Eighth Theatre is inspired by Hemingway’s Iceberg Theory – the alluring idea that some things are better left unexplained or open to interpretation. The tip of an iceberg is only one-eighth of what’s there, so much more lies beneath the surface. This idea of abstract possibilities is applied to all things One-Eighth. One-Eighth currently had a four-year long residency at INTAR Theatre. From participating in soloNOVA’s theater festival to performing at IRT, from two Mabou Mines residencies to creating an original piece at Bilkent University with Turkish actors, One-Eighth is constantly pushing theatrical boundaries. Poland, Japan, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Germany, Turkey, Romania, Korea, Puerto Rico, New York City-One-Eighth also travels the world offering workshops and ‘breaking the ice,’ sharing their theatrical pieces.
The Drunkard’s Wife
“Sherwood and Flanagin have managed to elevate this orgiastic panoply to a place of sincerity and intelligence while also imbuing it throughout with a screwball bawdiness and irreverence.” – Stagebuddy review of Feather Gatherers, by The Drunkard’s Wife, Ice Factory 2014
Led by Normandy Sherwood (The National Theater of the United States of America) and Craig Flanagin (God is My Co-Pilot and ½ Japanese) The Drunkard’s Wife is a no-wave mountain music band/theater troupe from Brooklyn. Their original works often incorporate raucous, no-wave inflected music and a generous, maximalist design sense. Their plays and spectacles have been seen at Rubulad (Tiny Hornets) Brick Theater (Permanent Caterpillar), New Ohio Theatre (Feather Gatherers), as well as block parties and bars and parades all over New York City. Their 2013 album, I Saw the Evil One, is available here: http://thedrunkardswife.bandca
ABOUT THE ARCHIVE RESIDENCY
Who we are
New Ohio Theatre develops and presents bold new work from New York’s independent theatre community. We believe that the best of this community, the small artist-driven companies who operate without a permanent theatrical home, are actively expanding the theatrical boundaries of the American theatre. We use our development and presenting programs to nurture, strengthen, and promote this community for Manhattan’s most adventurous theater audiences.
IRT is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work.
What is the Archive Residency?
The Archive Residency offers select emerging and mid-career artists a two-year commitment of space, artistic support, and institutional continuity for the development and presentation of a new work. In the first year, resident companies are provided one month of development at IRT Theater and a workshop presentation as part of New Ohio’s Ice Factory. The second year includes another month of development at IRT Theater and a world premiere presentation in our mainstage season.
Currently in residency: One-Eighth Theatre and The Drunkard’s Wife. Alumni companies include CollaborationTown, The Mad Ones, Rady&Bloom, Vampire Cowboys, The Assembly, Blessed Unrest, Our Voices, Piehole, anecdota, and Built for Collapse.
The 2018 – 2020 Archive Residency runs from September 2018 to spring of 2020.
Submission are accepted from July 1 – 31, 2018.
Two companies will be selected and notified by August 22, 2018
$2500 artist fee
Up to 160 hours of developmental rehearsal space
One week presentation in Ice Factory 2019
$5500 in guaranteed artist fees
Up to 160 hours of developmental rehearsal space
Four week presentation of world premiere in the New Ohio season (16 performances total)
Expectations for Archive Resident companies
Present teaser at the fall 2018 kick-off party
Private work-in-progress showing to New Ohio/IRT leadership and invited guests following the first-year developmental workshop at IRT
Attendance at fellow resident company’s work-in-progress showing following the first year development workshop at IRT
Provide a simple but fully realized work-in-progress production in Ice Factory 2019, followed by a meeting with New Ohio/IRT leadership for discussion
Attendance at fellow resident company’s work-in-progress production in Ice Factory 2019
Provide update at fall 2019 kick-off party
Private work-in-progress showing to New Ohio/IRT leadership and invited guests following the second-year developmental workshop at IRT
Attendance at fellow resident company’s work-in-progress showing following the second year development workshop at IRT
Provide a fully-realized, press-ready world premiere production for a four week run in spring 2020
Participate in joint marketing efforts including all social media platforms
Attendance at fellow resident company’s world premiere production
Post-production meeting with New Ohio/IRT leadership to develop future plans for the work and provide feedback about the residency experience
To apply please follow the link below, complete the application form, and upload the required application packet. DEADLINE: July 31, 2018, 11:59 PM
BUILT FOR COLLAPSE and anecdota
IRT THEATER/NEW OHIO THEATRE LAUNCHES RESIDENCY PROGRAM
IS THIS THE SECRET TO OFF-OFF BROADWAY SURVIVAL?
Below are pictures celebrating our opening partnership
October 8 2012.
Photo Credits: Lee Wexler/ImagesforInnovation
This partnership between New Ohio and IRT will further establish the West Village’s Archive Building as one of the premier destinations for the development and presentation of NYC’s best and brightest theater makers.
The best way for us to get to know your work and for you to get to know our work is to be a part of IRT’s 3B Development Series and/or New Ohio’s Ice Factory and/or invite us to see productions of your work.