• 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.

    13 ‘new world’ episodes

    2007

    Bigger Guns III @ New World Arts

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

    2006

    Hello and Goodbye @ New World Arts

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

    Fear/Falling @ New World Arts

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    OCD and love produce the same chemical in the brain…

    2005

    Sadomasochism @ New World Arts

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    We hurt ourselves for love…

    In a Time of War @ New World Arts

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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.

    2004

    Criminal Hearts @ New World Arts

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

    Every Other Day @ New World Arts

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    Another day in the lives of Milo & Sam.

    2003

    In a Time of War

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    Reflections of a Mennonite holocaust survivor after the war

    2002

    A Lie of the Mind @ New World Arts

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    Some brutal Sam Sheppard…

    2001

    The House of Yes @ New World Arts

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    The play by Wendy MacLeod.

    Danny and the Deep Blue Sea @ New World Arts

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

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    | theater | 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.