Andrew Schneider

Thursday, August 31, 2017
August 31–September 1, 2017

Performance maker Andrew Schneider is back at EMPAC for the world premiere of AFTER, an emotional story about time, bodies, death, and physics.

The sequel to his Obie Award-winning performance YOUARENOWHERE, which challenged audiences with a storyline drawn from quantum physics, AFTER goes a step further, probing the audience to consider where they are and how they got there. Working over the past year in residence at EMPAC, Schneider developed the show’s content in tandem with experiments in new theatrical technology. In an effort to create intimacy and take the audience to the edge of the human condition, AFTER incorporates projection mapping, lighting effects, and sound spatialization technology.

This will be the first time that EMPAC’s Wave Field Synthesis speaker array has been applied in the theatrical context, allowing sound designer Bobby McElver to precisely place and move sounds through the performance space.

Please join us for a Q&A discussion with the curator and artists immediately following performance.

This performance uses haze, strobe lighting, and loud sounds.


The AFTER Dinner Package

Want to make it dinner and a show? Enjoy a bite to eat on our terrace before the world premiere of AFTER. Evelyn’s Café at EMPAC will be offering a special dinner package. For $25, you will receive an appetizer, entree, and dessert, as well as a beer, along with your ticket to the show. Please reserve your place at the table by calling the EMPAC box office at 518.276.3921.

Ashley Ferro-Murray

Andrew Schneider is an Obie Award-wining performer, writer, and interactive-electronics artist who creates and performs in original performance works and videos and builds interactive electronic artworks and installations. Schneider was a Wooster Group company member (video/performer) from 2007–14 and has shown his work at 3LD in New York, the Melbourne Arts Festival, LIFT Festival, and in theaters across France, including Maillon, Théâtre de Strausbourg, and Théâtre de Gennevilliers.

With post-show Q&A discussion with the curator and artists
August 31, 2017, 7:30PM
September 1, 2017, 7:30PM

AFTER is a co-commissioned by EMPAC / Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center and Performance Space 122. 

EMPAC 2016–17 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.

National Endowment for the Arts