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Tuesday, November 20, 2018


From interactive media artist Andrew Schneider, NERVOUS/SYSTEM interrogates what we miss in a world ruled by distractions. By utilizing technology to create an immersive experience that is both visual and physical, Schneider and his collaborators push the boundaries of traditional theater and performance to decode the stories we miss each time we blink. Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #BAMNextWave.

Program Notes

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Andrew Schneider’s YOUARENOWHERE Flipped My Wig (Seattle Times)
NERVOUS/SYSTEM writer, director, and actor Andrew Schneider’s work always challenges the conventions of theater. Arts critics from Seattle’s The Stranger called his last work, YOUARENOWHERE, “easily the most fascinating performance I’ve seen on stage all year.”

Three Journeys Under the Radar: Trippy, Unsettling and Affectionate (The New York Times)
Both deeply interested in technology, human connections, and the possibilities of theater, Andrew Schneider and Alicia ayo Ohs are longtime collaborators. After explored those three themes and more, culminating in a mind-boggling, multi-sensory audience experience.

Andrew Schneider Now Embraces Glitches in ‘Youarenowhere’ (The New York Times)
The New York Times tracks Andrew Schneider’s work from his beginnings in musical theater to his current work in more experimental performance.

Watch & Listen

JKB Special Feature: YOUARENOWHERE (YouTube)
Skidmore Theater sat down with Andrew Schneider and Skidmore alumni to discuss the creative process behind his show, YOUARENOWHERE.

Behind the Scenes: Making of “Nervous System” (Vimeo)
Andrew Schneider returned to his alma mater, Illinois Wesleyan University, to stage an original production of Nervous System. See a behind the scenes look at this iteration of the work Schneider will bring to #BAMNextWave 2018.

Now your turn...

What did you think? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #BAMNextWave.

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  1. Pretentious and incomprehensible.

  2. I'm confident Albert Einstein would have loved this piece! With deft use of lighting, it achieves that Einsteinian effect of human interaction frozen in the fourth dimension of time. Taking clips from daily life, it develops a startling drama all its own, transforming the ordinary into the cosmic.

  3. Saw it last night and was really blown away. It was both thrilling and challenging On the one hand, it was like an otherworldly hallucinatory experience...almost like magic. On the other hand, it raised provocative questions about the nature of perception, memory, and reality. I loved the decision at the end of the piece to reveal how the illusion of people discontinuously jumping from one place to another was pulled off. One of the more amazing pieces of work that I've seen at Next Wave and I've been going regularly since 1985. When I came home I was planning to urge my friends to see it so that we could discuss it but, alas, the rest of the run was completely sold out. I had never heard of Andrew Schneider I have to put his work on my must-see list (like Robert Lepage).


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