Past Artist
Baryshnikov Arts Center Resident Artist
Kaneza Schaal

Theater artist Kaneza Schaal (NYC) will develop JACK &, a comedy of errors structured around social codes and training, from prison reentry programs to debutante balls. The work explores markers of transition and transformation, and the liminal ritual spaces that bridge worlds.


Kaneza Schaal

Artist Bio

Kaneza Schaal

Kaneza Schaal is a New York City-based theater artist. Her recent work GO FORTH began through a BAC residency under the title Please, Bury Me. GO FORTH premiered at Performance Space 122 and then showed at the Genocide Memorial Amphitheater in Kigali, Rwanda and LMCC’s River-to-River Festival.

This fall, GO FORTH was presented at Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans and in Cairo, Egypt at the International Contemporary Theater Festival. Schaal received a 2017 MAP Fund Award, 2016 Creative Capital Award, and is the current Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage. Schaal’s work has been supported by Baryshnikov Arts Center, Performance Space 122, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Theater Communications Group, and a Princess Grace George C. Wolfe Award. Her work with The Wooster Group, Elevator Repair Service, Richard Maxwell/New York City Players, Claude Wampler, Jim Findlay, and Dean Moss has brought her to venues including Centre Pompidou, Royal Lyceum Theater Edinburgh, The Whitney Museum, and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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