Kaneza Schaal

Brooklyn, NY
18 months

Kaneza Schaal will stage a theater production in Kigali, Rwanda, centered on stories of internal displacement on the continent of Africa and organize a series of performance workshops throughout the country for young people living in housing for refugees and internally displaced people. CARTOGRAPHY is a traveling theater production and platform for civic dialogue among young audiences about where they have come from, where they are going, and the journeys in between.

Schaal is a theater artist making collaborative, socially engaged performance-based work. Her recent production JACK & considers re-entry into society after prison, and was presented at the Brooklyn Museum’s Next Wave Festival and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and co-commissioned by Walker Arts Center, REDCAT Los Angeles, PICA, and CCAC. CARTOGRAPHY premiered at the Kennedy Center and was workshopped through NYU Abu Dhabi and the Public Theater, New York. Schaal has been supported by the Ford Foundation Art for Justice Fellowship, MAP Fund Award, Creative Capital, the Aetna New Voices Fellowship at Hartford Stage, and United States Artists.