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Director

Andrew
Neisler

Andrew Neisler is a Georgia-raised, New York-based theatre maker, director, and producer with a passion for joy-forward, laughter-filled, queer-affirming art, as well as a deepening interest in ecological theatre that works to restore our connection with the Earth. Select directing credits include the immersive nightclub show Another Rose for Virgin Voyages, the critically acclaimed musical Folk Wandering which he also co-authored with playwright Jaclyn Backhaus (Pipeline Theatre Company), the world premiere of César Alvarez's The Elementary Spacetime Show (Philadelphia's FringeArts Curated Series), New York Times Critic’s Pick Clown Bar (The Box), and Drama Desk–nominated Charlatan (Ars Nova). He has developed new projects with The Public Theater, New York Theatre Workshop, Ars Nova, Playwrights Horizons, HERE Arts Center, Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NYU, University of the Arts, Colgate University, Williams College, and more. He is a co-Founder and Creative Director of the arts incubation company Fresh Ground Pepper (www.fgpnyc.com), where he has cultivated over 750 artists in a series of development opportunities, residencies, and retreats over the past 12 years. He is currently serving as the Interim Associate Artistic Director at Ars Nova. He holds a B.F.A. from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. www.andrew-neisler.com

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