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
FOUNDER/PLAYWRIGHT

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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. 

It has a beautiful ending full of hope. The play reminds us to live in the moment and appreciate what you have.
— Fringe Review
Ruth Cantrell’s writing is persuasive and naturalistic, and I sincerely wish this wonderful little show well for the future.
— Fringe Review
She flat out bowls a strike with “7/10 Split.”
— Michael Granberry Dallas Morning News

STACY ANN STRANG
PRODUCER/TALENT

Producer/Talent

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. 

Strang is very strong and controlled in this area, and her Sally is believable. She is the first character the audience meets, and the character that spends the most time onstage, so her relationship with the audience must be honest.
— Theatre Jones
As Summer, Stacy Ann Strang is in total control of the piece. she has a great, warm and deep speaking voice. close up, she is convinced by what she is playing. You can’t fail to like her and it hurts to see her suffering so much.
— Fringe Review
Strang specifically captures a British snobbery that slowly begins to unravel with every cocktail she gulps and private moments are made public.
— Arts and Culture TX

Dylan J. Robnett
New Media/Video Production

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. 

“Video inserts, however were marvelous. Put together with imagination and skill by Dylan J. Robnett, some were quite beautiful.
— Fringe Review