About

Kaneza Schaal is a New York City based theater artist. Her recent work GO FORTH premiered at PS122 and then showed at the Genocide Memorial Amphitheater in Kigali, Rwanda; LMCC’s River-to-River Festival; Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans; Cairo International Contemporary Theater Festival in Egypt; and at her alma mater Wesleyan University, CT. Schaal received a 2018 Ford Foundation Art For Justice Bearing Witness award, 2017 MAP Fund award, 2016 Creative Capital Award, and is an Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage. JACK & was co-commissioned by PICA, Walker Arts Center, REDCAT, On The Boards, and Center for Contemporary Art Cincinnati and will show at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Her new work in development, CARTOGRAPHY, was workshopped through New Victory Theater Lab, NYU Abu Dhabi, and The Kennedy Center’s New Vision New Voices. Schaal’s work has also 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, Jim Findlay, and Dean Moss has brought her to venues including Centre Pompidou, Royal Lyceum Theater Edinburgh, The Whitney Museum, and MoMA. She was nominated for a 2018 Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer.