KANEZA SCHAAL


Kaneza Schaal is a New York City-based theater and media artist. Her new work, Please, Bury Me, takes inspiration from The Egyptian Book of the Dead. It is in development this winter at the Baryshnikov Arts Center with a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation. The project was commissioned by Performance Space 122 through the RAMP residency program with support from a Jerome Foundation 50th Anniversary Grant. In recent years, Schaal has worked with The Wooster Group on Vieux Carré and Early Plays–a Wooster Group collaboration with New York City Players. She is a member of the Elevator Repair Service ensemble in The Sound and The Fury (April Seventh, 1928), The Select (The Sun Also Rises), Shuffle, and Fondly, Collette Richland. Additionally, she has worked with Claude Wampler, Kathryn Bigelow, Jay Scheib, and Lars Jan. She has worked at nationally at The Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Kitchen, Baryshnikov Arts Center, St. Ann’s Warehouse, Walker Arts Center (MN), Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, and REDCAT (LA), and internationally at Centre Pompidou, Paris; SESC Sao Paulo; Culturgest, Lisbon; Holland Festival, Amsterdam; Vienna Festival; Edinburg International Festival; Adelaide Festival of Arts; Théâtre Dijon Bourgogne; National Theater, Oslos; National Theater, Toulouse; Theaterhaus Gessnerallee, Zurich; Festival Theaterformen, Hannover; Theater Royal, Tasmania. Schaal is a reader for NPR’s Selected Shorts at Symphony Space and an avid supporter of arts-education initiatives. Her work as a teaching artist includes various NYC Public Schools, Princeton University, and The Wooster Group’s annual Summer Institute. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University, CT. The featured video includes the voice of Jacky Ido (The White Massai, Inglorious Bastards) and music by Justin Hicks.

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