In the Common Hour

Concept and Direction by Ildiko Nemeth

Original Text by Marie Glancy O'Shea

In a Route 66 motel a group of travelers gather at nightfall, each haunted by phantoms, each seeking to tell their tale. This original multimedia performance piece draws us in to powerful narratives that evoke fairy tales, old westerns, financial scandals, and biker gangs. They unfold across territories of the real, the imaginary, and the magical, touching on shared themes of memory, longing, power, and self-determination.

April-May 2024

Escape by Marika Barnett

Plivax Productions

Written by Marika Barnett
Directed by Timea Zsedely

Escape is the story of seven Hungarian refugees in 1956 who have to face the tough question after crossing the borders of Hungary: “Now what?”. Each of them arrives with their very own “baggage” – the earnest and funny revolutionary and Holocaust survivor Tomi, the confident and studious Vera, the always bickering intellectuals, Dr. Goldberger and his wife, the sickly and silent Ádám and the oh-so-verbal Gábor Kertész who left his family to start a new life with his mild-mannered secretary. As the story unfolds, the oftentimes inconvenient truth also comes to the surface.

November 2022


TÁP Theatre - Füge Productions

The guardian of the boundaries of male friendship has been keeping an eye on Jakab and János for quite some time. According to his report at first they were just ordinary neighbours, then drinking buddies, but then something happened that made it impossible to categorise them. They do more and more strange things together:

August 2022


Written by Sarah Ruhl 
Directed by John Trindl 
Produced by Invisible Disco 

Tilly’s melancholy is of an exquisite quality. She turns her melancholy into a sexy thing, and every stranger she meets falls in love with her. One day, inexplicably, Tilly becomes happy, and wreaks havoc on the lives of her paramours. Frances, Tilly’s hairdresser, becomes so melancholy that she turns into an almond. It is up to Tilly to get her back.

June 2022

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The New Stage Theatre Company production  of Cosmicomics based on the novel by Italo Calvino.

Translated by William Weaver.
Adapted and directed by Ildiko Nemeth. 

The New Stage Theatre Company presents Cosmicomics, an original multimedia theatre piece based on the novel of the same title by Italo Calvino, adapted for stage and directed by Ildiko Nemeth. The stage adaptation of Comicomics comprises a captivating series of stories in which mathematical formulae and cellular structures recall the evolution of the universe. 

April 2022

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By Barbara Kadletz & Ursula Knoll
Directed by Steven Hauck 
Presented by the New Stage Performance Space
Staged reading sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum 

The Austrian authors Stefan Zweig and Joseph Roth return as ghosts to the Europe of 2021. They accompany a famous literary scholar and her intern on a research trip from Vienna to London on the high speed Eurostar train. Their interactions oscillate between tragedy and comedy as each tries to position themself within current political developments in Europe. As affection and rejection arise alliances change and unbridgeable differences emerge. 

October 2021

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The New Stage Theatre Company production of Electronic City by Falk Richter,

Directed by Ildiko Nemeth.
Photos by Lee Wexler

Electronic City is a multi-media theatre piece and a romance like none other. Set in the liminal spaces of modernity, the lay follows characters Tom and Joy as they seek belonging, connection, and meaning amid transient lives pressured by long-distance travel, instant communication and constant commerce. With New Stage Theatre Company’s signature flair for beauty, darkness and humor, the show will explore the isolation and alienation of our image-saturated culture using a dynamic mix of interactive projection, choreographed movement, bold design, and Richter’s compelling text.

April 2019

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The New Stage Theatre Company production of Near to the Wild Heart by Clarice Lispector.

Directed by Ildiko Nemeth.
Photos by Lee Wexler
Near to the Wild Heart is a multimedia theatre piece that evokes a rich, expansive female interior in dramatizing the life and passions of its heroine, Joana. Wandering through the corridors of her mind, Joana sees her memories manifest alongside her imagistic, abstract thoughts. Dwelling amidst the poignancy of a lonely childhood and her own resistance to the concept of conventional marriage and happiness, she strives to embody a version of herself on her own terms.

December 2019 

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The New Stage Theatre Company is an award-winning theatre company founded in 2002 by Hungarian native Ildiko Nemeth. The company’s works are distinguished by their bold visual style and compelling mix of absurdist and physical humor with dark and difficult themes.

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