ICP Festival


ICP's year of training culminates with a festival of original work performed by our students. Please join us June 22-24, 2017, at the CoHo Theater for this original performance created by our 2017/18 cohort:



An original work by the ICP 2017-18 Cohort

Directed by Myia Johnson
Created, designed, and performed by Clifton Holznagel , Myia Johnson, Jonathan Lee, Myriel Meissner, and Rose Proctor

Preview performance June 21 at 7:30pm
June 22 – 23 at 7:30pm and June 24 at 5:00pm

Tickets available on a sliding scale, $5 – $25




Very Poorly Indeed  uses the ill-fated Donner Party, doppelganger lore, and fairy tale to tell a story that blurs the lines between human and animal, beauty and terror, comedy and the grotesque, reality and fantasy. All to ask the question: What would you do to survive?


A swath of crimson to break the monotony of white.

A flickering fire. A vast forest. An empty stomach. A dying companion. Snow falling to form their coffin. A shapeless figure standing a few paces beyond the light of the fire.

“If one should die, all might live,” echoes through the campsite.


The Institute for Contemporary Performance Cohort has created a world of desperation where bodies push their limits. Souls confront the edges of humanity, while humanity tests the edges of compassion. Minds blur the lines of sanity. Humans take actions only justified by the continuation of their own lives. As the winter gets colder they reconsider what can be consumed. They realize their true animal nature when they consider their own edibility.

 photo by Jeremy Jeziorski

photo by Jeremy Jeziorski