Year 8 is Here!

We're ecstatic to announce the line-up for our eighth year of out-of-the-ordinary experiences! Check back with us for updated venue information, ticketing, photos, and more...


World Premiere

Written by Erin Courtney

Directed by Jeremy Paul

October 24-November 9, 2013

Waterloo Arts, Survival Kit @ 78th Street Studios, Summit Artspace
Obie Award-winner Erin Courtney’s Black Cat Lost dives into the beauty of impermanence using ritual, song, zen poetry, silent film and memoir. Three shifting characters move through a kaleidoscopic view of life, death and the unseen. This will be the Ninjas’ first touring performance, moving to a different location in Northeastern Ohio every weekend.


Ninjas Original

Created by Theater Ninjas

Various showings January thru May 2014
This original production is an ambitious exploration of the way we talk to our computers, the language and beauty of math and the struggles of computing genius Alan Turing. Breaking out of the expected, Cod∑ features the work of musicians, programmers, visual artists and an actor to tell their stories in inter-connected modules.
Supported in part by funding from the Ohio Arts Council.


Regional Premiere

Written by Melissa James Gibson

Directed by Pandora Robertson

February 27-March 15, 2014

Three self-obsessive neighbors cling to their friendship as they attempt their masterstrokes – with varying degrees of success. Gibson’s script flows with natural language and comedic musicality through failed book pitches, misfiring roller coaster theme songs and an extreme course in professional auctioneering.


Co-produced with Mamaí Theatre Company
Regional Premiere

Written by Eric Coble

Directed by Jeremy Paul

Starring Derdriu Ring*
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

June 2014

Comprising the middle of Cleveland playwright Eric Coble’s “Alexandra Plays” trilogy, this story of visual artist Alexa contemplates the exchange between personal freedom and putting down roots against the backdrop of a personal tragedy. The Ninjas are teaming up with Mamaí Theatre Company to bring you this extraordinary one-woman show, whose sister play, The Velocity of Autumn, is headed to Broadway this December.

And introducing…


Ninjas Original

September 19, 2013

Future dates to be announced on

Expanding beyond the scope of performance, the Ninjas host a monthly event open to the public called Game Night. An acknowledgment of theater’s fascination with games and the role story fills in play, Game Night is a free event in which the Ninjas introduce participants to easy-to-learn, open-ended games of all shapes and sizes. Each event will be wildly different, all drawn to the common thread of how we use rules and play to tell stories. Have a seat, grab some dice or a pair of jogging shoes, and join the adventure!