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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.

20 ‘new world arts’ episodes

2020

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Fallout

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.

2007

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Bigger Guns III @ New World Arts

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…

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Bigger Guns III @ New World Arts

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

2006

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Hello and Goodbye @ New World Arts

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

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Fear/Falling @ New World Arts

OCD and love produce the same chemical in the brain…

2005

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Sadomasochism @ New World Arts

We hurt ourselves for love…

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In a Time of War @ New World Arts

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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Fallout @ shortfilmfest05

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.

2004

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Criminal Hearts @ New World Arts

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

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Every Other Day @ New World Arts

My first one-act play…

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Every Other Day @ Pinchpenny Press

a play in one act, and a short film

2003

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In a Time of War

Reflections of a Mennonite holocaust survivor after the war

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Fallout GC One Acts

2002

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A Lie of the Mind @ New World Arts

Some brutal Sam Sheppard…

2001

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The House of Yes @ New World Arts

The play by Wendy MacLeod.

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Danny and the Deep Blue Sea @ New World Arts

My first forray into professional theater, as a lighting designer for New World Arts.

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New World Arts web.archive.org | Goshen, IN

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.