Andrew Neisler


Andrew Neisler is a Georgia-raised, Brooklyn-based theatre artist and director. Recent directing credits include NY Times’ Critics Pick CLOWN BAR at The Box and Drama Desk nominated CHARLATAN at Ars Nova. Other recent projects include MELANCHOLY PLAY (Strasberg Institute), STREEPSHOW: EPISODE ONE (Ars Nova’s ANT Fest), GAME PLAY (Ars Nova), BYUIOO (Pipeline Theatre Company, Gym at Judson), THE GRAY MAN (HERE), SHOOT THE FREAK (Not Just 3 New Plays, Paradise Factory), FOLK WANDERING (Ars Nova/Joe’s Pub), and Bebe Zahara Benet’s CREATURE (XL Cabaret). He is currently under commission at Ars Nova developing BULL’S HOLLOW, a trilogy of theatre and music, with frequent collaborators playwright Jaclyn Backhaus and composer Mike Brun. And in development with writer/composer Cesar Alvarez on his new musical THE ELEMENTARY SPACETIME SHOW. He has worked on new plays with Naked Angels, Primary Stages, New York Theatre Workshop, Smith+Tinker Writers Group, The Lark, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and more. Andrew is the current Director-in-Residence at Ars Nova, and a member of the 2014-2015 Civilians R&D Group and the 2014-2015 Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab. He is a Teaching Artist at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School/NYU.