Carrie E. Neal received a BFA from SUNY Purchase in Sculpture with a concentration in video art and book making and a MAT in Art Education from Manhattanville College.
As a director, Carrie’s work spans multiple disciplines, and her projects include video projects and multimedia theater projects: Inside Autism, Performative Social Practice, The Perception Helmet Project (NorthFeather Collaborative), Salvaged (AM Productions and Alive Productions for the Philippine Consulate General), Red Pawn (School of Art + Design, SUNY Purchase College).
As a lighting designer and art director she has worked with choreographers Monica Bill Barnes in a repertory solo for dancer Indah Boyle, choreographer Nathan Trice in a repertory solo for Lindsey Fitzmorris, and for both dancers in their own choreographic compositions (School of Dance, SUNY Purchase College), and independent film projects Kill the Dog and Get Home Safe (Imagine Nation Studios) respectively.
As an educator, Carrie spent six seasons with Magic to Do Players (Westco Productions) creating and directing productions for students with autism, downs syndrome and other developmental disabilities. She has taught classes in 2D Design (Manhattanville College), and Stress Management (SUNY Purchase College) and directed an afterschool program cultivating leadership development through community engagement (The Guidance Center, New Rochelle).
Carrie comes to the New School for Drama most recently from her position as Senior Advisor with the Global, Urban and Environmental programs, working with faculty and students from Parsons, Eugene Lang College and the New School for Public Engagement. Her career in higher education administration has included student advising, faculty affairs, curriculum coordination, designing co-curricular activities and professional development experiences, residence hall and conference coordination, crisis management and wellness education. With a background in multimedia theater and design, and eight years in higher education administration, she is a natural fit with the New School for Drama and is looking forward to her new position.