Andrew Schneider

In Performance: Andrew Schneider, AFTER (Under the Radar)

AFTER Andrew Schneider Under the Radar, The Public Theater January 4-14, 2018 Without warning, the audience is plunged into darkness. So beings AFTER, created by the OBIE-winning Andrew Schneider in collaboration with Alessandra Calabi, Bobby McElver, and Alicia ayo Ohs. For AFTER, the creative team set out to make the truest blackout it could, and it succeeds to an extent that feels impossible in typical American, glowing-exit-sign-riddled theaters. Darkness recurs throughout the show’s 80 minutes. Sitting for so long in a darkness so complete that even the people whose coats you feel touching you disappear, your mind starts to play tricks on you: Is that a glimmer of a light source? Was that the hint of a body moving? Is that a sound, or did I imagine it? AFTER intentionally manipulates ...

In Performance: Andrew Schneider’s YOUARENOWHERE at PS122’s COIL Festival

Putting James Turrell’s immaculate neon-and-fog aesthetic through a glitched-out performance art blender, Andrew Schneider’s latest virtuoso display of light and sound athleticism is a breakneck tour of quantum physics theory with a sudden and decisive turn toward the supernatural. Schneider (who recently left his post as a performer and designer at The Wooster Group) performs with an assurance and fluidity that belies the sophistication of the mechanics behind his performance: an army of micro-controllers operating minutely tuned lighting and sound cues, characterized by extreme precision. Watching Schneider, the feeling is of witnessing an enormously complex machine executing a complicated task—and the machine is breaking down. YOUARENOWHERE reveals Andrew Schneider to be among the most ...

In Performance: Prelude13 (NYC)

Prelude13 October 2-4, 2013 Martin E. Segal Theatre Center The CUNY Graduate Center 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, CUNY celebrates the tenth anniversary of PRELUDE, a festival dedicated to artists at the forefront of contemporary New York City theater and performance. As it has for the past decade, PRELUDE.13 features an array of artists working in theatrical, interdisciplinary and mediatized performance, giving audiences and artists a survey of the current New York moment via in-process presentations, open rehearsals, and discussions — all completely for free. PRELUDE.13: FORWARD features an amalgam of artists who have shaped the past decade and who occupy a promising place in the decade to come. How are these artists thinki...

In Performance: The Wooster Group & New York City Players Early Plays (NYC)

Early Plays The Wooster Group New York City Players based on the Glencairn Plays by Eugene O’Neill Adapted and Directed by Richard Maxwell Produced by The Wooster Group  Feb 15 – March 11, 2012 St. Ann’s Warehouse 38 Water Street (dumbo)Brooklyn, NYC Tickets start at $22 The Wooster Group has invited Richard Maxwell of New York City Players to direct Eugene O’Neill’s early “Glencairn” plays—Bound East for Cardiff (1914), The Long Voyage Home (1917) and The Moon of the Caribbees (1918).  Early Plays takes O’Neill’s tales of sailors on and off the ocean as a base to explore themes of longing and eternity. Dark episodes showing the underside of turn-of-the-century maritime life—brawls, dances and carousing—are staged with a quotidian grace allowing these simple stories to resonate...