Hallucinatory. Psychotropic. Miraculous. A show like Andrew Schneider’s After invites baroque descriptors. But I should probably just tell you that for most of the show, I thought the stage was floating. The stage was not floating. — The New York Times
US WEST COAST PREMIERE Andrew Schneider and his team follow up their revolutionary, OBIE award-winning tech-theater masterpiece YOUARENOWHERE, with a mind-bending examination of what constitutes a single life, and the endless possible outcomes at the precise moment of death.
Collaborators Kedian Keohan, Bobby McElver, Peter Musante, and Alicia ayo Ohs join Schneider to continue their characteristic exploration of hyper-precise design. They command thrilling light and sound effects with skilled physical performance, beset by a rapidfire flow of text that blends pathos and humor. From the spellbinding chaos of digital machinations and pulsating sensory extremes emerges a poignant show that urges a shared consciousness about where we are, how we got here, and what comes AFTER.
Andrew Schneider is an OBIE award-winning, Drama Desk nominated performer, writer, and interactive-electronics artist who creates original works for theater, video, and installation since 2003. Schneider creates and performs original performance works, builds interactive electronic art works and installations, and was a Wooster Group company member (video/performer) from 2007-2014. Rooted at the intersection of performance and technology, Schneider’s work critically investigates our over-dependence on being perpetually connected in an always-on world. Andrew’s original performance work in NYC includes AFTER (2018 Under the Radar Festival), YOUARENOWHERE (2015 OBIE award—The Invisible Dog, 2016 Drama Desk nom – 3LD); DANCE/FIELD (2014 – Dance Roulette), TIDAL (2013 – River to River festival); and WOW+FLUTTER (2010 –The Chocolate Factory Theater) among others.
Run time: 80 min.
AFTER is a co-commission of EMPAC/Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Performance Space 122 with support from the Jerome Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. AFTER was developed in residence at EMPAC Rensselaer as well as during a residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, and as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program. Wave Field Synthesis courtesy of EMPAC Rensselaer. AFTER is supported in part by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative.
This project received support from Oregon Arts Commission, WESTAF (the Western States Arts 054 Federation), and the National Endowment for the Arts.