New Fangled Stages is a collective based in Toronto, Canada and London, UK, utilizing the cross-cultural and cross-continental heritages of all its associated artists.
NFS artists engage in collaborative projects through performance and workshops for their audience and the wider community in which they work. They believe in their own cross cultural working methodology and the geographical neutralness of their work in Trashman's Dilemma allows them a unique perspective.
Bruce Gooch: Founder, Writer, Actor, Teacher. From USA, now works and lives in Canada.
Lynn Vogt: Founder, Actor, Teacher, Musician. From Canada, but lived and worked in NYC for several years.
Jon Osbaldeston: Founder, Actor, Teacher, Manager. From the UK but works there and in Canada where he has resident status, and in Greece where he has strong family ties.
Ian Rayburn: Associate Artist, Actor, Videographer.
Davydd Cook: Artistic Associate, Actor, Teacher, Movement. From Canada, with strong family Ties to Greece, Davydd has worked as both an actor and voice over artist in Athens. He teaches seminars at the Elefthero Sxima studio in Athens, run by Alexandra Pavlidou.
New Fangled Stages is looking for like-minded collaborators be they individuals or companies that are interested in exploring co-production for single events or long term collaboration. If you are interested, please contact us.
Following the successful participation of Trashman’s Dilemma in New York New Works Theatre Festival in October 2016, the collaborators at New Fangled Stages were approached by a producer from Bear in Mind Creative to bring the piece to the Republic of Ireland in 2018. They likewise had interest from producers in Berlin and in Athens.
New Fangled Stages is now working to bring a production of Trashman’s Dilemma to audiences throughout Europe and Canada. The company has already spoken with representatives from the Canada Council about their plans. The piece will be performed in found spaces where possible: utilising social media and interested groups to gather engagement.
The locale of Trashman's Dilemma is the Near Future and the themes within are universal; the rediscovery of language, the reinvention of family and the battle to go from a dark and ravaged existence toward the possibility of hope. Four refugees from the Purge, unknown to one another, rediscover pieces of humanity. Those memories cause sacrifice, death and the possibility of a new world.