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 NYC, 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, with Horse Trade Theatre and at The Bushwick Starr. In Canada, AnimalParts has been presented at SummerWorks, Videofag, GCTC’s Undercurrents (Ottawa), and Centaur’s Wildside (Montreal). 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) is slated for a performance at the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival 2017. In addition, a work-in-progress showcase of Madame Bovary will be presented at pushOFF in partnership with Theatre Replacement (Winners & Losers).
An excerpt of their newest piece, He's Built A Fucking Time Machine, was presented at Prelude 2015 (NYC), will receive further development at Abrons Arts Center (NYC), and premiere as a special performance at The Rhubarb Festival (Toronto) in 2017.
AnimalParts receives support from the Canada Council for the Arts.