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Kaneza Schaal

Kaneza Schaal is a New York City–based theater artist. Her recent work Go Forth premiered at Performance Space 122 and then showed at the Genocide Memorial Amphitheater in Kigali, Rwanda; Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans; Wesleyan University Center for the Arts; 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. Her new work JACK&JILL was commissioned by Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (OR), On The Boards (WA), Walker Art Center (MN), REDCAT (CA), and the Center for Contemporary Art (OH), and will also be presented by Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (IL), LUMBERYARD (VT), and in BAM’s 2018 Next Wave Festival (NY). Schaal’s work has been supported by Baryshnikov Arts Center, 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, and Dean Moss has brought her to venues including Centre Pompidou, Royal Lyceum Theater Edinburgh, the Whitney Museum, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.