Drew WeinsteinNew York, NY
Drew is a New York based multi-disciplinary theatre and sound artist. Drew’s work often involves the integration of electroacoustic sound and music with live performance to create a heightened sensory experience for audiences. He is currently developing a music-theatre hybrid work, Variations on a Panic Attack, based on his personal experience with panic attacks and panic disorder.
Drew has created original pieces that have been presented in and around New York City at venues including HERE Arts Center, JACK, The Brick, The Hive, Jersey City Theatre Center, and LEIMAY’s SOAK. Drew has also directed works at The Wild Project, Vital Joint, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Dixon Place, Porterspace, the Sheen Center, the Bridge at Shetler Studios, and on the streets of New York City.
As a designer and composer, Drew has worked with companies including the Oye Group, HERE Arts Center, Convergence Theatre, Target Margin Theatre, and Taragano Theatre. His designs have been heard at venues including the Public Theatre’s Under the Radar Festival, Abrons Arts Center, The Performing Garage, Anacostia Arts Center (Washington DC), the Producers Club, and Cider Mill Playhouse, among others.
Drew is the associate producer for the annual PROTOTYPE Festival where he has helped to bring contemporary opera and music theatre works to New York City for the past two years. Drew has also produced works for LEIMAY including Frantic Beauty at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last fall and Kalavinka, the Third Annual LEIMAY Gala, honoring Meredith Monk. He is the artistic director of Nocturne Productions and a member of Unattended Baggage, a theatre collective.
Drew graduated from Ithaca College and is an alumnus of the National Theatre Institute and Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Professional Training Program. He recently participated in Directors Lab West (Los Angeles) and and spent the previous year as part of the LEIMAY Fellowship Program.
Assembled Identity – Aloneness Song
A piece of original music created for “Assembled Identity” by Purva Bedi, Mariana Newhard, and Kristin Marting. When performed in the show the song also has a vocal line which is not present in this recording. “Assembled Identity” is a mixed media play which taps into our collective unease with a tech-dominant world. The piece premiered Spring 2018 at HERE Arts Center. Sound design and music composition by Drew Weinstein
A short dance film by Taragano Theatre
Director, DOP and editor: Robert quinones jr
Choreography: Mariana Taragano
Dancers and Devisers: Alexis Montoya and Kibrea Carmichael
Music by: Drew Weinstein
Make Up: Slay by Nae
Hair: Kibrea Carmichael
Costumes: Mariana Taragano