Kaneza Schaal

Performing Arts, 2016

Kaneza Schaal is a New York City-based theater artist invested in research-based processes. Most recently, this work has taken her to temples and tombs in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, and community arts organizations in Vietnam. Schaal has worked with The Wooster Group, Elevator Repair Service, Richard Maxwell/New York City Players, Claude Wampler, Jay Scheib, Jim Findlay, New York City Opera, Lars Jan, and at venues including The Whitney Museum, BAM, The Kitchen, Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York Theater Workshop, St. Ann’s Warehouse and in over 18 countries. She received a 2015 Bogliasco Fellowship. Schaal was a member of Kara Walker’s 6–8 Months Space and has given talks at Wesleyan University, River-to-River Festival, and with Cornell Alston at Yale University, on prison and the arts. Schaal’s new work, Go Forth, is a translation into performance of The Egyptian Book of the Dead and premiered in Performance Space 122’s COIL Festival.