FOUNDED IN 2009 BY ANTHONY JOHNSTON & NATHAN SCHWARTZ, AnimalParts is a binational (US/Canada) performance company based in NYC & Toronto.
AnimalParts disrupts, disturbs, and dismantles the establishment through controlled theatrical chaos. Rigorous and irreverent in equal measure, their work is rooted in a highly physical, post-dramatic approach that invites the audience to be an active participant in every inquiry.
In New York City, their works have been seen at the Prelude Festival, The Brick, Dixon Place, 59E59, Cloud City and Under St Mark’s. They have developed work in residencies at Dixon Place, Abrons Arts Center, with Horse Trade Theatre and at The Bushwick Starr.
In Canada, AnimalParts has been presented at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (Vancouver), SummerWorks (Toronto), Videofag, GCTC’s Undercurrents (Ottawa), and Centaur’s Wildside (Montreal). AnimalParts has worked in collaboration with Canadian companies The Chop, Zee Zee, Theatre Replacement and with Studio 58.
Tenderpits was presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (★★★★ -The Times of London) and was awarded Best Multimedia Performance at NYC’s United Solo Fest.
Revenge of the Popinjay (“you can—and should—applaud the wildness” -The New York Times) made it's debut at VideoFag and has gone on to be seen in NYC and at PuSh (Vancouver). A feauture film version of Popinjay is currently in development with Alan Cumming attached in the ensemble cast.
He's Built A Fucking Time Machine, was presented at Prelude 2015 (NYC), received further development at Abrons Arts Center (NYC), and was presented as a special performance at 2017's Rhubarb Festival (Toronto).
AnimalParts receives support from the Canada Council for the Arts.