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 Alicia ayo Ohs, Alessandra Calabi, and Bobby McElver join Schneider to continue their exploration of hyper-precise trademark design. They command thrilling light and sound effects with deft physical performance alongside a rapid-fire flow of text that blends pathos and humor with intelligence and vulnerability. From the spellbinding chaos of digital machinations and pulsating sensory extremes emerges a poignant, shared consciousness perceiving where we are, how we got here, and what comes AFTER.
AFTER had its World Premiere at EMPAC on Thursday, August 31st and September 1st, 2017 and its New York City premiere at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival in January 2018.
Created by Andrew Schneider
In collaboration with Alessandra Calabi, Bobby McElver, Alicia ayo Ohs
and with Kedian Keohan and Peter Musante
Performed by Alicia ayo Ohs and Andrew Schneider
with Kedian Keohan and Peter Musante
and Kate Athol, Chelsea Barker, Lindsay Head, Sabrina Jacob, Arielle Lever, Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs, Ashley Marie Ortiz, T. Thompson, and Jamie Roach.
Additional Ensemble: Moriah Cruz, Maya Galt, Connor Gressitt, Meghan Piper Johnson, Matthew Mahoski, Talia Oliveras, Malena Pennycook, Maggie Tully, Leanna Velednitsky, Daniel Walton, Kait Warner, and Brigitte Williamson.
Special Appearances by: Nicky Paraiso, Raja Feather Kelly, Suzzy Roche, Roy Faudree, Lisa Sack, and Sally Silvers
Text and Direction: Andrew Schneider
Script Development and Assistant Direction: Alicia ayo Ohs
Sound Design: Bobby McElver and Andrew Schneider
Lighting, Projection, Scenic Design: Andrew Schneider
Production Manager/Lighting Supervisor: Randi Rivera
Stage and Company Manager: Alessandra Calabi
Ensemble Co-Director/Production Coordinator: Kedian Keohan
Ensemble Co-Director/Scenic Coordinator: Peter Musante
UTR Co-Stage Manager: Marisa Blankier
UTR Production Assistant: Kate Athol
Produced by Sandra Garner for Lingua Franca Arts with Miranda Wright for Los Angeles Performance Practice
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 has been developed in residence at EMPAC Rensselaer over the past year as well as during a residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY and as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program. LMCC.net. AFTER is supported in part by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.