Neal Medlyn is a performance artist and musician living in New York whose most well-known work is his seven show Pop Star Series and Champagne Jerry, the subsequent iteration of his work with popular music.
His work as Champagne Jerry has appeared at Joe’s Pub, Brooklyn Academy of Music, on tour in various music venues, art galleries and Walmart parking lots as well as online. His album For Real, You Guys debuted in 2014.
The Pop Star Series works have been presented at venues such as Dance Theater Workshop, The Kitchen, PS122, The Chocolate Factory and others as well as in various festivals and theaters around the U.S. and abroad such as American Realness, the TBA Festival, the Live Art Festival at Kampnagel in Hamburg, Germany and others. The Pop Star Series is currently being made into a book which will be published by 53rd State Press in 2015. Other work of his has been presented by the New Museum for Contemporary Art, the Andy Warhol Museum and he has received support from Creative Capital, New York Foundation for the Arts and others.
He has danced for David Neumann and Adrienne Truscott and won a 2010 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” award for his sound design work with Miguel Gutierrez. He co-curated the Movement Research Spring Festival in 2012.
He is on the board of the feminist performance journal Women & Performance and he has served on the Movement Research Artist Advisory Council and on the Judson Selection Committee.
He teaches a devised theater class at Playwrights Horizons at New York University and has guest taught and been a visiting artist at Sarah Lawrence, CalArts and New York University Performance Studies.