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

Fallout

| film

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

Bigger Guns III @ New World Arts

| theater

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

Bigger Guns III @ New World Arts

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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…

2006

Hello and Goodbye @ New World Arts

| theater

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

Fear/Falling @ New World Arts

| theater

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.

Fallout @ shortfilmfest05

| film

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

Criminal Hearts @ New World Arts

| theater

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

Every Other Day @ New World Arts

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My first one-act play…

Every Other Day @ Pinchpenny Press

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a play in one act, and a short film

2003

In a Time of War

| script

Reflections of a Mennonite holocaust survivor after the war

FalloutGC One Acts

| film

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.

New World Artsweb.archive.org

| 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.