Blessed Unrest

Body at Ice Factory 2015

We are thrilled to bring our work downtown to the
New Ohio Theatre’s OBIE Award-winning Ice Factory Festival.


July 1 – 4, 2015
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:00

New Ohio Theatre
154 Christopher Street, NYC

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Ice Factory

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Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes

A trauma surgeon works to repair her patient’s internal organs, a painter seeks to expose the raw humanity of his nude model, and two sisters attempt to cross the gaps of time and the mystery of their separation. Meanwhile, a woman journeys back to Chernobyl with a special delivery. Body is a devised physical theatre piece digging into the flesh, organs, bones, systems, and movement of the human body as art and as machine.

Warning: Some bodies appear in their natural state.

The New Ohio and IRT theatres have commissioned Blessed Unrest to create this original piece during a two-year Archive Residency, which will culminate in a month-long run at the New Ohio next spring.

Conceived and directed by
Jessica Burr

Written by
Matt Opatrny

Created by
Blessed Unrest

Nanda Abella, Natalia Ivana Escobar, Catherine Gowl*, Tatyana Kot, Poppy Liu, Jessica Ranville, Sonia Villani, Nathan Richard Wagner, Joshua Wynter*, and Aaron Michael Zook*

Sound Design
Beth Lake

Lighting Design
Jay Ryan

Costume Design
Anna-Alisa Belous

Set Design
Matt Opatrny

Stage Management
Lisa Nava

This production is an Equity-approved showcase.  *Member AEA.

Original photograph by Alexey Wind

Earlier This Season ➞

"At its best, independent theater is inventive, emotional, inspiring and has the ability to transform the atmosphere in a room full of people. In the several years I have been attending shows by Blessed Unrest, they have never ceased to amaze."

~ Amber Gallery, NY Theatre Now

Get to Know Blessed Unrest

A video by TDF (Theatre Development Fund)

Blessed Unrest receives Caffe Cino Fellowship Award

Watch our acceptance speech/performance at the New York Innovative Theatre Awards.