Andrew Neisler

Andrew Neisler Andrew Neisler is an Atlanta-raised, now Brooklyn-based theatre artist and director.
Since graduating with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he has worked in
the development of many new plays and projects. He is a director and co-founder of
Fresh Ground Pepper, a monthly new-work series devoted to providing emerging artists
a space for experimentation, feedback, and growth. Under Fresh Ground Pepper he has
curated and presented work from over five hundred New York City writers, directors,
actors, dancers, musicians, and more. Andrew has a strong belief in collaborative
development and a conviction that an impassioned spirit is at the core of theatre and the
process of making it.

Recent directing credits include Bebe Zahara Benet’s Creature at XL Cabaret, Folk
Wandering at Ars Nova, Alfridge Von Waddlegrave at the Brooklyn Lyceum and Ars
Nova, Clown Bar by Adam Szymcowicz with Pipeline Theatre Company, Thank You Ten
by Mara Wilson at the Strawberry One-Act Festival, Our Farm at Underground Arts in
Philadelphia and the Tank, There Is No Isabelle with Fresh Ground Pepper, Chekhov’s
Ivanough at The Tank, Black Canyon City at breedingground’s Spring Fever Festival,
Baby Anger as part of Naked from the Vault at The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, and The
Forgetting of Things at The Bushwick Starr. In addition, Andrew has directed numerous
readings and showings of brand new one-act and full-length plays from developing
writers, as well as children’s theatre, sketch comedy, and cabaret. He has assisted such
directors as Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall, Off-Broadway), Anne Kauffman, Doug Hughes,
Robert Moss, Stephen Belber, Mary Robinson, and Tim Harbaugh. He is the director of
the popular musical sketch-comedy group Political Subversities (The PIT, Ars Nova,
Joe’s Pub, MSNBC), a constantly evolving cabaret of darkly funny political songs and
sketches, devised entirely by the company. He is also a member of the Directing faculty
at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School at NYU/Tisch. Other than theatre: Andrew also
reads a lot, spends time with the people he loves, and eats chocolate.

Meet the Company
  • Kim Blanck
  • Todd Dakotah Briscoe
  • Andrew R. Butler
  • Ismael Cruz Cordova
  • nicHi douglas
  • Matthew Robert Gehring
  • Cyndi Perczek
  • Emma Tattenbaum-Fine
  • Shaina Taub
  • Dominique Toney
  • Andrew Neisler
  • Annie Tippe
  • Preston Martin
  • Stephanie Hsu
  • Ian Axness
  • Jenna Dioguardi
The Poli-Crew
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