Andrea Kleine

Andrea Kleine is a writer, choreographer, and performance artist. Her hybrid performance pieces have been presented at New York Live Arts, The Chocolate Factory Theater, PS122, Walker Art Center, The Kitchen, and many other venues. For several years she abandoned performance and then returned in 2014 with a commission from The Chocolate Factory Theater: SCREENING ROOM, OR, THE RETURN OF ANDREAKLEINE (AS REVEALED THROUGH A RE-ENACTMENT OF A 1977 TELEVISION PROGRAM ABOUT A ‘LONG AND BAFFLING’ FILM BY YVONNE RAINER). She has received numerous commissions, grants, and awards including support from the Jerome Foundation, the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYSCA, NYFA, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, among others. She has been a Movement Research artist-in-residence and a five-time MacDowell Colony fellow. Kleine’s critical writing has been published in Bomb, Literary Hub, The Los Angeles Review of Books, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, and on her blog, The Dancers Will Win. Her debut novel, CALF, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Fiction Books of 2015. Her second novel, EDEN, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2018. Her most recent performance work, MY DINNER WITH ANDREA: THE PIECE FORMERLY KNOWN AS TORTURE PLAYLIST was commissioned by New York Live Arts in 2017.