Logan Gabriel Schulman (they/them) is a queer visual and performance artist, director, cultural educator, and activist. Their work unfolds as ritual collage, complicating common visions of faith in America. Through performance, installation, and video, their practice weaves empathy, criticality, and wonder into reflexive multimedia narratives. Logan has created work for the Toronto-based Italian experimentalist theater DopoLavoro Teatrale, University of Pennsylvania, Enya Kalia Creations, Renegade Theater, the Chautauqua Institution, ReVamp Collective, and the Estate of Historic Spanish Point, among others. They earned their Bachelors with Honors in Theater and Religion from New College of Florida. Their work has been supported in residencies and grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Florida Humanities Council, Bread & Puppet Theater, the School of Visual Art at Chautauqua Institution, Stella Adler Studio, Headlong Dance Theater, Philadelphia Directors Gathering, the Directors Lab North (Toronto) and the Directors Lab West (LA).
Selected Presented Theatre: Directing +
Welcome to the Shiva House co-written with Benjamin Behrend. Director/Technical Director/ Deviser/Performer. FringeArts Virtual Festival.
Now at the End, Again co-written with Benjamin Behrend. Presented by the Rodeph Shalom Coalition Against Gun Violence. Director. (Postponed from Spring 2020 by Covid-19).
Exspelled (musical) by Topher Paolucci and Eli Eisenstein. University of Penn Glee Club. The Annenberg Center. Director.
Midnight at the Masquerade, and other plays by Scott Cramton. The American Immersion Theater.
Director of the Philadelphia Company of the American Immersion Theater.
Elegy for a Lamb: A Revival. Workshop performance, Philadelphia Theatre Week. The Louis Blouver Theater at the Drake. Director/Writer.
A Final Impossibility. Venice Island Performing Arts Center. Director/Writer/Designer.
Focus Group by Emma Needleman. Revamp Collective at Plays & Players Theater. Director/Designer.
men and god experiments. Headlong Dance Theater. Director/Writer/Designer/Performer.
Yard (lawn) co-conceived with Chip McCall. The Chautauqua Institution. Director/Set Designer.
The Little Prince. New College of Florida. Assistant Director to Andrei Malaev Babel.
The Remaining Hours. Windmill Theater Company at the Black Box. Director/Deviser/Designer.
Hop Tha A by James Anthony Tyler. Unplugged, new works series at Asolo Rep. Assistant Director.
nightnight by Lucas Hnath. Windmill Theatre Company. Co-Director with Michael Valdez/ Designer.
chokehold co-written with Ben Kerns. Sea Hive Arts Center. Director/Performer/Designer.
Softcops by Caryl Churchill. Windmill Theatre Company at the Black Box. Co-Director with Nova Myhill and Michael Valdez.
Flagpole, A Tribute to Bree Newsome co-written by Marlee Amm and Alfredo Aybar. Part of The Overtakelessness Circus at Bread & Puppet. Director/Puppeteer.
Balloonanas, a squeaky burlesque. Café de Cheap Artiste at Bread and Puppet. Director/Designer.
Directing Fellowships and Honors
Directors Lab West Fellow
Directors Lab North Returning Fellow
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant-Supported Guest Artist at New College of Florida
Directors Lab North Fellow & Session Presenter on “Ritual, Rites, and Hyperrealities”
Directors Gathering Philadelphia Scholarship Recipient
Drama League Directors Fellowship Semi-Finalist
Director of the Philadelphia Company of the American Immersion Theater (until Winter 2020)
Artist in Residence for Performance Art, Chautauqua School of Visual Art (VACI)
Selected Presented Theatre: Dramaturgy +
The American Dream by Mike Durkin. The Renegade Company, Philadelphia, PA. Dramaturg.
Make Thee an Ark co-written with Raychel Ceciro and Sam Sanford. DopoLavoro Teatrale. Radio drama performance. Toronto, CA. Dramaturg, Performer.
Make Thee an Ark co-written with Raychel Ceciro and Sam Sanford. Historic Spanish Point. Osprey, FL. Dramaturg/Designer/Technical Director. (Postponed to Fall ‘20 by Covid-19)
See Amid the Winter Snow by Peter Fenton. Philadelphia Fringe Festival at the Adrienne, Philadelphia, PA. Dramaturg.
GENESIS, The First VACI Drag Show devised by VACI artists in residence. Chautauqua School of Visual Art, Chautauqua, NY. Dramaturg/Designer/Performer/Emcee.
(Kensington) Streetplay by Mike Durkin, devised by Riverward Residents. The Renegade Company, Philadelphia, PA. Dramaturg/Set Designer/Performer.
Onion Dances by Talia Mason. Philadelphia Fringe Festival at Meeting House Theater, Philadelphia, PA. Dramaturg.
In need of a blessing by Julia Bradenberger. Scratch Night at FringeArts, Philadelphia, PA. Dramaturg/Performer.
Oonchaiyaa Gaharaiyaa by Varsha Shah. Headlong Performance Institute, Philadelphia, PA. Dramaturg.
Selected Technical Design and Visual Arts
Sound design. Vanderning (for a drive) and Vanderning (for a walk). Commissioned by Reconstructing Judaism for Ritual Well. Philadelphia, PA
Set design, Puppet design, Projection design and operation, Sfx, and Cinematography. I <3 Snooty, a manatee rhapsody on life and death. FringeArts Virtual Festival. Philadelphia, PA.
Technologist, Sound design, and Site-specific experience design. Welcome to the Shiva House co- written with Benjamin Behrend. Director/Technical Director/Deviser/Performer. FringeArts Virtual Festival. Philadelphia, PA
Set design, and Site-specific experience design. The American Dream. Presented by The Renegade Company. Philadelphia, PA (delayed from Summer 2020 due to COVID-19)
Video design, Editing, Directing. Confirmation. Art film/documentary. Commissioned by Senior Rabbi Jill Maderer for Berkman Mercaz Limud. Philadelphia, PA
Set design, Puppet design, Projection design. Now at the End, Again. Presented by the Rodeph Shalom Coalition Against Gun Violence. Director. Co-created and co-written with Benjamin Behrend. Philadelphia, PA (delayed from Spring 2020 by COVID-19)
Company set designer. Mirrors: Twisted Perception, by Enya-Kalia Creations. Brooklyn, NY (in rehearsal)
Technical director and Designer: Set, Lights, Projection, and Sound. Make Thee an Ark. Presented by Historic Spanish Point. Osprey, FL
Costume design, co-set design. GENESIS, The First VACI Drag Show. A VACI Production. Organized by Zac Thompson and Jungmok Yi, in collaboration with VACI Artists, Chautauqua, NY
Visual art. Findings by Leonard Bernstein. A critical intervention (public collaborative artwork) which re-imagined and re-designed library book jackets. Directed by Hrag Vartanian. Smith Memorial Public Library, Chautauqua, NY
Set design, and construction. Yard (lawn). Presented by the Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI). In collaboration with Chip McCall, Chautauqua, NY
Visual art. HARM TO ONGOING MATTERS vol. 1, An artbook script. Distributed by the Fowler- Kellogg Center Gallery, Chautauqua Institution, NY
Facilitator, Video Design, Editor. (Kensington) Streetplay Dramaturgical Documentary. Video. 5m 28s. VACI Emerging Artists, group exhibition, Fowler-Kellogg Center Gallery, Chautauqua Institution, NY
Set consultant and construction. The White Feather Project devised by Angela Bey and Raychel Ceciro. Kaleidoscope PAC, Ursinus College. Collegeville, PA
Set design, lighting design, and site-specific experience design. (Kensington) Streetplay. The Renegade Company and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. In collaboration with Mike Durkin the Kensington Community. Philadelphia, PA
Set co-design. In need of a blessing by Julia Bradenberger. Scratch Night (group exhibition). FringeArts. Philadelphia, PA
Visual art. (Behind) You ! Woods to Water, group exhibition, site specific sculpture, collaboration with Raychel Ceciro, The Germantown Academy Nature Preserve. Fort Washington, PA
Designer: Set, Lights, Costume, and Projection. A Final Impossibility. Shoebox Festival. Venice Island Performing Arts Center. Philadelphia, PA
Designer: Set, Props, Costume, and Sound. Focus Group by Emma Needleman. Brief (physical) Encounters Festival. ReVamp Collective, Plays & Players Theater. Philadelphia, PA
Lighting design. Onion Dances by Talia Mason. Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Meeting House Theater. Philadelphia, PA
Technical Director and Designer: Set, Lighting, Projection, Sound, and Interactive multimedia. The Remaining Hours, installations 0:01-0:04. Thesis performances. In four locations: Sarasota, FL
Designer: Set, Costume, Projection, Lighting, and Interactive multimedia. men and god experiments. Headlong Open Salon. Headlong Dance Theater. Philadelphia, PA
Freelance Sound and Lighting Design for Sound on Sound AV: Oktoberfest and Autism Speaks. Philadelphia, PA
Sound Design and operation for Seven Engines Productions, Election Day, The Enterprise Center. Philadelphia, PA
Production Assistant to Vincent Vigilante, Production Manager of Performance Space New York’s COIL16 Festival, Various Sites, New York, NY
Designer: Lighting, Projection, Set, and Puppet co-design. nightnight by Lucas Hnath. Windmill Theatre Company 15/16 Season. Puppetry in collaboration with Amy Bernard. The Black Box, Sarasota, FL
Set design and light design. chokehold. Sea Hive Arts. Sarasota, FL
Set and puppet co-design. Flagpole, A Tribute to Bree Newsome, as part of The Overtakelessness
Circus. Puppetry in collaboration with Marlee Amm and Alfredo Aybar. B&P, Glover, VT
Costume design. Balloonanas, a squeaky burlesque. Café de Cheap Artiste (Salon), B&P, Glover, VT
2013 — 2016
Senior Technician, The Black Box, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
Make Thee an Ark Field Notes, to be published and distributed by the Menial Collection Press, Baltimore, MD
Surreal City, Apokalypsis Research Group Zine. Contributor. Distributed in Philadelphia, PA.
“In Conversation with Hasan Elahi and Raheleh Filsoofi on New Pedagogy.” College Arts Association Podcast. Hosted by Sam Peck. Chautauqua, NY
Harm to Ongoing Maters Volume 1. An experimental play. Self-published. Distributed by the Kellog- Fowler Contemporary Gallery, Chautauqua, NY
The Remaining Hours: A Contemporary Midrash, and its Analysis. Thesis. Published by the New College of Florida Press, Sarasota, FL
The Defenders Radio Drama. Four episodes. Aired on WSLR 96.5 in February. Sarasota, FL “Transcending Height.” Poem. Published in Orlando Life and Winter Park Magazine. Summer issue(s).
Teaching Artist, “Dramatic Expression” Class, Mental Health Community Center, Sarasota, FL
Guest Teaching Artist, “Performance Practicum” Course, Assistant Director and Production Asst. to Prof. Andrei Malaev Babel, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
Resident Teaching Artist, Walnut St. Theatre Education Residency, Philadelphia, PA
Assistant Teaching Artist, “Young Artists” Class, Chautauqua Institution, NY
Teaching Artist, “Acting with a Twist” Class, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
Assistant Teaching Artist, “One Act Play” Class, Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia PA
Cultural Interpreter, National Museum for American Jewish History, Philadelphia, PA (to summer 2020)
2017 - Present
Religious Educator, “Holocaust Studies and Political Art,” 7th Grade, Berkman Mercaz Limud School, Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Philadelphia, PA
Guest Teaching Artist, SOURCE Teen Theater, Planned Parenthood, Sarasota, FL
Senior Theater Tech. TA, Black Box Theater, New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL (to Summer 2016)
Conjunctive Administrative and Professional Work
Community Outreach Coordinator, First Person Arts, Philadelphia, PA (short-term contract)
Studio Assistant to Sharon Louden, Sharon Louden Studio, Brooklyn, NY (short-term contract)
Art Handler and Installation Technician, Freeman’s Auction, Philadelphia, PA
Axe Throwing Coach, Urban Axes, Philadelphia, PA (until Summer 2019)
Programming Assistant, Performance Space New York, New York, NY (internship)
Associate Development Coordinator, Windmill Theatre Company, Sarasota, FL
Company Management Associate, Asolo Rep, Sarasota, FL (internship)
Visitor Services, Ticketing, and Box Office Assistant, The Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
Education & Training
Artist in Residence, Visual Arts at Chautauqua Institution (VACI), Chautauqua, NY
New College of Florida (NCF), BA with Honors, Performance Studies & Religion, Sarasota, FL
Thesis: The Remaining Hours: A Contemporary Midrash [in Four Performances] and its Analysis
Headlong Performance Institute (HPI), Training in Devised Performance, Philadelphia, PA
Bread and Puppet Theater (B&P), Summer Apprenticeship, Glover, VT
Stella Adler Studio for Actor Training, Certificate, Summer Conservatory, New York, NY