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Founded in 1998 as New World Players, we produced original & alternative ensemble theater for over a decade – along with an art gallery and event space.

I began working with New World as an Assistant Director and Lighting Designer in 2001, took over Technical Direction, and eventually became the Artistic Director from 2003–2007.

Our shows included a mix of original devised work, local playwrights, re-invented classics, and more.

Everything 'New world arts'

Script: Bigger Guns III

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An action comedy for the stage, based on our favorite movie tropes. The script was devised by the entire ensemble, lead by Michelle Milne, Miriam, Emily Swora, and Ben Jacobs. I don’t believe this is the final script…

Bigger Guns III

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A live action comedy, inspired by the movies, and created by our ensemble.

Hello and Goodbye

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A sister and brother dig through the rubble of their lives…


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OCD and love produce the same chemical in the brain…


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We hurt ourselves for love…

Criminal Hearts

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It’s not a great script, but it was my full-length directorial debut.

Every Other Day

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My first one-act play…

In a Time of War

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Based on a series of interviews with Annie in 2003, this play was produced first by Goshen College as a runner-up for the International Peace Play Contest, and then in collabiration with New World Arts for my senior thesis production.


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I wrote this at the start of the Iraq war (2003), and later made the short film. It’s been on my mind again during COVID-19 isolation.

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea

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My first foray into professional theater, as a lighting designer for New World Arts. And then, years later, as a director.