Kaneza Schaal

Kaneza Schaal

 

Kaneza Schaal is a New York City based theater artist. Her new work JACK&JILL is a comedy of errors that draws on social codes and trainings from prison re-entry programs to debutante balls. Her recent work GO FORTH premiered with Performance Space122 and was presented at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River-to-River Festival, Genocide Memorial Amphitheater in Kigali, Rwanda, and Wesleyan University’s Center For The Arts. GO FORTH will be remounted in November at The Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans. Schaal received a 2016 Creative Capital Award and her work has been supported by Baryshnikov Arts Center, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Theater Communications Group, Bogliasco Fellowship and a Princess Grace George C. Wolfe Award. Schaal’s work with Elevator Repair Service, The Wooster Group, Richard Maxwell/New York City Players, Claude Wampler, and Dean Moss has brought her to venues including Centre Pompidou, Royal Lyceum Theater Edinburgh, The Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and MoMA. Schaal is an Arts-in-Education. In Summer 2016 she launched a new project at the International Children’s Book Library in Munich, Germany working with young Syrian and Eritrean refugees to address migration and storytelling.