WE ARE NEW GROVE
Based out of Dallas TX, Ruth Cantrell started this company with the hopes of producing new works and supporting young artists. Cantrell, Strang, and Robnett met working on her production of '7/10 Split' and decided now was the time to make this company a reality. Our first company venture will be to produce Cantrell's piece 'The Dog Daze of Summer' at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Ruth Cantrell is an award-winning playwright. She received the New Mexico's Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts. (2002) Stall Tactics" won the 3rd Annual Play PRIDE LGBT competition at Bishop Arts Theatre Center, "Back Home" was awarded best play: Rio Grande Play Festival and "The Stonecutter/El Cantero" was awarded Children's New Script Award by the Southwest Theatre Conference. Ruth was selected to participate in the Kennedy Center's Playwriting Intensive. (2010) Her plays have been produced at the American Southwest Theatre Company, the Dallas Theatre Center, the Nashville Academy Theatre, the Creede Repertory Theatre, Watertower Theatre and universities and around the country. Her children's plays are published by YouthPLAYS. Ruth is an Emerita Professor of Theatre Arts at New Mexico State University. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and Actor's Equity Association.
STACY ANN STRANG
Hailing from NYC, and Portland, Maine, Strang now resides in Dallas, TX. Trained in stage performance with a BA from the University of Southern Maine as well as training from the Michael Chekhov Institute. As a producer, she managed to secure 2nd place in the Soapnet SoapU contest to have her own soap series on the network with her project Criehaven. She has also produced various short film and web contest videos as a freelance artist including a short film for WaterWell starring Jeff Goldblum.
As a performer, Strang has starred in productions from remote islands in Maine to Dallas, Texas. Most notablywas her time spent in NYC for 6 years where she was a member of the Drama Desk winning Workshop Theatre Company. Her film credits can be found on the Stacy Ann Strang IMDB page.
Dylan J. Robnett
New Media/Video Production
Born in Berlin, Germany and having lived all across the US, Robnett offers a unique perspective and skill-set to the world of new media. His creative lens has brought him much success in the world of film, theatre, and television. Robnett trained at Southern Maine Technical College where he received a degree in Video Production. After school he worked for multiple companies across New England before moving to NYC in 2008. There, he worked with sketch comedy groups creating viral content and freelancing around the city where he was able to shoot and edit content for a piece starring Jeff Goldblum! In 2012, Dylan made his way to TheBlaze cable network as a video editor and shooter. After years with the company he was offered a promotion a move to Dallas, TX where he now resides.