Written by based on the play "The Rules" by Charles L. Mee
Directed by Ildiko Nemeth
Produced by The New Stage Theatre Company
Nomination: Outstanding Performance Art Production
|Photos by Lee Wexler|
About the Company: The New Stage Theatre Company is an award- winning theatre company founded in 2002 by Hungarian native Ildiko Nemeth. Drawing from the traditions of Eastern European theatre, the company premieres foreign playwrights' works in New York and creates original works through collaboration between its artists. The company's works are distinguished by their bold visual style and compelling mix of absurdist and physical humor with dark and difficult themes. Since 2008 New Stage has produced plays by invitation at legendary Off-Off-Broadway institutions including LaMaMa, Theater for the New City and Dixon Place. Its 2015 production, Night by Charles L. Mee, received the Outstanding Performance Art Production Award from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards in 2016, New Stage received the prestigious Caffe Cino Fellowship, awarded to a company that consistently produces outstanding work.
About the Production: Nemeth’s Rules is an of-the-moment performance piece channeling the anxiety of our time. Faithful to Mee’s collage-like approach to drama, it brings together voices of the marginalized, objectified, and simply horrified to question what rules inform our reality. Who is writing them? What does it mean to fight for cohesion or unity?
"New Stages has consistently delivered stimulating, surreal theater." ~ Michael Block, Theater in the Now
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