Mission and History



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. Over the years New Stage has built a name for itself as a “daring experimental group” [Backstage] that "creates wonder for mature, sophisticated NYC audiences" NYTheatreWire. 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 La MaMa, 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. The Innovative Theatre Awards named the 10th anniversary of New Stage Theatre Company a “story of the year,” commenting, “For a decade Ildiko Nemeth and [NSTC] have been bringing their unique brand of sophisticated, inspired and startling stage craft to NYC stages.  In 2017 the company moved to its permanent artistic home, the New Stage Performance Space at 36 West 106th street, where it continues its longtime commitment to presenting boundary- defying works, and supporting the creation of original, multidisciplinary productions that engage artists from theatre, dance, music, visual art, and performance art.

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