Andrew Schneider (USA)


The Public: Martinson Hall

Thursday, January 4 - Sunday, January 14

Running Time: 1 Hour and 20 Minutes

Members and Partners: $20
Full: $25 + fees

This performance contains the use of haze, strobe, and a prolonged period of darkness

There is no late seating.

Photo by Maria Baranova-Suzuki

Andrew Schneider and his team follow up their revolutionary, OBIE award-winning tech-theater masterpiece YOUARENOWHERE with a mind-bending examination of what constitutes a single life and the endless possible outcomes at the precise moment of death.

Collaborators Alicia ayo Ohs, Alessandra Calabi, and Bobby McElver join Schneider to continue their exploration of hyper-precise trademark design. They command thrilling light and sound effects with deft physical performance alongside a rapid-fire flow of text that blends pathos and humor with intelligence and vulnerability. From the spellbinding chaos of digital machinations and pulsating sensory extremes emerges a poignant, shared consciousness perceiving where we are, how we got here, and what comes AFTER.

AFTER is a co-commission of EMPAC/Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Performance Space 122 with support from the Jerome Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund. AFTER was developed in residence at EMPAC Rensselaer as well as during a residency at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York, NY and as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space program.

Wave Field Synthesis courtesy of EMPAC/Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. 

AFTER is supported in part by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science.

THE PHILIP AND JANICE LEVIN FOUNDATION provides support for The Public’s access and engagement programming.

All orders subject to $3 per ticket service fee and $1.50 per ticket facility fee. Service fees for single tickets are waived at the Box Office window. All fees are waived for Public Theater Members and Partners. Plays, titles, actors, directors, and performance dates and times are subject to change. All sales are final, no refunds or cancellations.

Created by Andrew Schneider

In collaboration with Alessandra Calabi, Bobby McElver, Alicia ayo Ohs

and with Kedian Keohan and Peter Musante 


Performed by Alicia ayo Ohs and Andrew Schneider

with Kedian Keohan and Peter Musante

and Kate Athol, Chelsea Barker, Lindsay Head, Sabrina Jacob, Arielle Lever, Cecilia Lynn-Jacobs, Ashley Marie Ortiz, T. Thompson, and Jamie Roach


Additional Ensemble by Moriah Cruz, Elizabeth Ferry, Maya Galt, Connor Gressitt, Meghan Piper Johnson, Matthew Mahoski, Talia Oliveras, Malena Pennycook, Maggie Tully, Leanne Velednitsky, Daniel Walton, Kait Warner, and Brigitte Williamson


Special Appearances by Nicky Paraiso, Raja Feather Kelly, Suzzy Roche, Roy Faudree, Lisa Sack, and Sally Silvers 


Text and Direction by Andrew Schneider

Script Development and Assistant Directed by Alicia ayo Ohs

Sound Design by Bobby McElver and Andrew Schneider

Lighting, Projection, and Scenic Design by Andrew Schneider

Production Manager and Lighting Supervisor Randi Rivera

Stage and Company Manager Alessandra Calabi

Ensemble Co-Director and Production Coordinator Kedian Keohan

Ensemble Co-Director and Scenic Coordinator Peter Musante 

UTR Co-Stage Manager Marisa Blankier

UTR Production Assistant Kate Athol

Produced by Sandra Garner for Lingua Franca Arts

with Miranda Wright for Los Angeles Performance Practice

 Post-Show Discussions - Members of the cast and creative team will take questions from the audience about the show and their process