Great Plains Theatre Conference
David Neumann (director / creator) / Advanced Beginner Group’s original work has been presented in New York at PS 122, New York Live Arts, The Kitchen, Central Park Summerstage (where he collaborated with John Giorno), Celebrate Brooklyn and Symphony Space (where he collaborated with Laurie Anderson) and The Whitney. ABG has also performed at the Walker Art Center, Alverno College, MASS MoCA and the American Dance Institute, among others. Neumann was a performer for many years working with, among others, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Big Dance Theater, Doug Elkins, Doug Varone and Sally Silvers. Recent and upcoming projects include: Choreographer on ‘An Octoroon’ at Soho Rep/Theater for a New Audience, directing Geoff Sobelle in 'The Object Lesson' at BAM Fischer, and Sibyl Kempson's Let Us Now Praise Susan Sontag. He is currently professor of theater at Sarah Lawrence College. Neumann is the recipient of two New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Awards, a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Award, an Asian Cultural Council Fellowship (Noh immersive), and support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Creative Capital, NYFA and National Dance Projects among others.
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