ICE FACTORY '06

Genre: Festival

ICE FACTORY is Soho Think Tank's annual summer festival of new work. STT presents work by emerging and established downtown companies, as well as exceptional national and international groups.

July 5-8
CONCRETE TEMPLE THEATRE

The WanderLUSTers Present "ACHTUNG GRIMM!"

A gothic and operatic retelling of two Brothers Grimm tales by an out-of-work traveling, carnival troupe. From Snow White's Mirror Mirror singing how he determines "Who is the fairest of them all," to The Juniper Tree's Stepmother singing "What's in it for me?" before decapitating her Stepson, The WanderLUSTers give the Grimm tales a comic yet menacing twist.

Concrete Temple Theatre incorporates drama, dance, puppetry, and the visual arts to bring myth and ritual back to the center of the theatrical dialog, focusing on the individual's struggle for identity and society's struggle for cohesion. They tour and present workshops in New York City, nationally, and internationally.

July 12-15
PEOPLE CAN RUN (England)

Aruba
in collaboration w/script by Rob Evans

A travel agent going nowhere, an under performing personal trainer, and an ad-man who believes the hype. A darkly comic tour through the lives of three desperate young urbanites as their carefully constructed worlds begin to unravel. Sharp writing, black humor and physical absurdity in a high-octane theatrical universe.

People Can Run pitch their artistic tent in an empty field somewhere between Théâtre de Complicité and The Office.Aruba comes to the NYC following a sold-out, critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. "A young company of tremendous promise." The Scotsman.

July 19-22
THE TEAM

Particularly in the Heartland
Created by Rachel Chavkin w/the company

Six highly specific, flawed, hysterical and divine humans in a basement pageant of insomnia, cooking lessons and birthday parties. Perceptions shaped by geography and geometry, travel and maps, soil and rock. Drawn from Mid-west mythologies ranging from The Wizard of Oz to intelligent design to the liberal obsession with Bobby Kennedy's assassination. Gently absurdist kitchen sink realism with dreamy magical sequences!

The Theatre of the Emerging American Moment is a New York based collaborative company. In August 2005. Give Up! Start Over! (In the darkest of times I look to Richard Nixon for hope) was the winner of the 2005 Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and received four and five-star reviews from every major press.

July 26-29
SOHO THINK TANK

The Flight Of Icarus
by playwright Aaron Mack Schloff adapted from the novel by Raymond Queneau and director Samuel Buggeln (longtime STT Artistic Associate)

Icarus flees from the novel of his author Hubert, who hires a detective to find him. But Icarus has already met LN, a prostitute who herself escaped from a crossword puzzle. Together, they are building a life in a 1890's Paris, full of New Things: the automobile, sado-masochism, aviation, the color mauve... all great temptations for one who wants to be Modern.

THE FLIGHT OF ICARUS was presented at University of Texas at Austin, as the closing event of the "Colloqueneau," the first-ever conference solely devoted to Queneau in the United States. It has been subsequently workshopped and presented as part of Soho Think Tank's 6th Floor Series.

Aug 2 - Aug 5
RIPE TIME

Betrothed
Rachel Dickstein, Artistic Director

A dance-infused, visually rich adaptation of three stories exploring the dreams, expectations and losses surrounding women's relationship to marriage and independence. Crossing time and cultures, to investigate Eastern and Western rituals that infuse individual identity with meaning and power. A unique and cutting-edge new perspective on the most controversial ceremony of our times.

Ripe Time develops and presents new performance works that explore the meeting ground between dance and theatre through an amalgam of rich language, visual invention and physical rigor. Rachel Dickstein will adapt and direct the production. Obie-winning designer Tyler Micoleau will design lights. With an original score by renowned composer Vijay Iyer.

August 9-12
BIG TIME ACTION THEATER

Jaded Assassin
written by Michael Voyer, conceived and directed by Timothy Haskell, fight choreography by Rod Kinter

In a mythical world, in brutal times, a curse has plagued the land ever since the chosen ones ired the gods. It is up to one non-pureblood to end the curse and end the misery that has wrought her land. Even if that means killing everyone in her path to do it. The Jaded Assassin is the world's first original action play, with over 70 minutes of fight/ action choreography. This high-powered, adrenaline rush of a play kicks ass. Literally.


About the Company: Soho Think Tank

Soho Think Tank nurtures, strengthens, and promotes an aesthetically and culturally diverse community of independent theatre artists and theatre companies by producing, presenting, and programming new work at the Ohio Theater, in Soho. STT was founded in 1994 by playwright/director Robert Lyons.

Open:   07/02/06
Close:   08/20/06

Schedule:
Wednesday-Saturday at 7pm
Theater:   Ohio Theater
Address:   66 Wooster St
New York, NY 10012
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Closest subway: A,C,E to Canal Street.; east to Wooster Street, north to the theatre

Cost:$15.00, $10.00 Students and Seniors
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Company: Soho Think Tank         Official Web Site: www.sohothinktank.org