Andrew Neisler is a Georgia-raised, Brooklyn-based theatre artist and director. Recent directing credits include the world premiere of Cesar Alvarez's The Elementary Spacetime Show (FringeArts Curated Series, Philadephia), Andrew Farmer’s critically acclaimed The Gray Man (Pipeline Theatre Company), site- specific Mermaiden; or, the Monogamy (Spring Street Social Society), Boats And (Ars Nova), Streepshow: Episodes 1, 2, and 3 (Ars Nova and Dixon Place), Melancholy Play (Strasberg Institute), NY Times’ Critics Pick Clown Bar (The Box), and Drama Desk nominated Charlatan (Ars Nova). He is currently in development with writer/composer Cesar Alvarez on his new musical NOISE with the Public Theater. Also in development: Bull’s Hollow, a trilogy of theatre and music, and Ars Nova commission, with frequent collaborators playwright Jaclyn Backhaus and composer Mike Brun; and Great Awakening, a new theatrical jazz concert created with joyful jazz band Sammy MIller and the Congregation. He has worked on new plays with Naked Angels, The Public Theater, Primary Stages, New York Theatre Workshop, HERE Arts, The Lark, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Williamstown Theatre Festival, NYU, University of the Arts, and more. He is a co-Founder and Creative Director of the non-profit arts incubation company Fresh Ground Pepper ( and a Teaching Artist at Playwrights Horizons Theatre School/NYU. He is an alumnus of the Ars Nova Directors' Troupe, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and the Civilians' R&D Group. He was the 2014 Director-in-Residence at Ars Nova. He holds a BFA from the NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.