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Neal kowalsky

 

Theatre Director | Photographer

About Me

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Neal Kowalsky is a Theatre Director and Photographer that enjoys telling thought provoking stories through stage and images.

As a director, he has had the pleasure to work with some wonderful directors as an assistant and associate, including the 2014 NYMF Best of Fest winning Cloned! directed by Tom Wojtunik and Thieves at the Public Theater. 

Neal, an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, has worked across the country directing and assisting and is lucky to work with award winning actors, designers, directors and theatres. 

As a photographer, Neal loves to explore angles and light tricks while capturing the raw emotion of the moment. He has recently began portrait photography, and beginning in 2016 became the primary photographer for The Mac-Haydn Theatre. 

Neal strives to create innovative and diversified work in theatre and film. Neal's goal with his work is to provoke conversation and inquiry from the audience that goes beyond the final curtain (or end credits). He believes:

art is the means to begin a conversation.
 
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News

“None of the above would be as good as it is without the work of director Neal Kowalsky. He literally guides our eyes to certain places in certain moments. What he has given the actors to do are small things that give the humorous lines that necessary push of guffaw, that passing of over-the-top to a higher level of laughter. He and his choreographer Sebastiani Romagnalo fill the stage over and over with the zany, the outrageous and the gorgeously weird.” 

— J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

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Director

 

Neal is a New York based director who works in New York and regionally as a director, associate director and an assistant. He most recently has worked primarily on musicals, but enjoys all genres, especially experimental abstract work and theatre for young audiences.

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Photography

 
 

Neal is available for hire for  Headshot and Portrait sessions and Theatrical Production Photography.

Please CONTACT for rates and availability.

 

Headshot & Portrait Samples

Theatre Production Photography Samples

 

Press & Praise

 
“Kowalsky has done a great job, being able to harness a sprawling production and make it work in the intimate confines of the Mac-Haydn.” 

— C.B. Wismar, Lakeville Journal

“And, of course, congratulations to the director, Neal Kowalsky, who presides over this entire circus.” 

— Barbara Waldinger, Berkshire On Stage



“None of the above would be as good as it is without the work of director Neal Kowalsky. He literally guides our eyes to certain places in certain moments. What he has given the actors to do are small things that give the humorous lines that necessary push of guffaw, that passing of over-the-top to a higher level of laughter. He and his choreographer Sebastiani Romagnalo fill the stage over and over with the zany, the outrageous and the gorgeously weird.” 

— J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

"[Neal] Kowalsky, and [Ashley DeLane] Burger, used these musical moments to move their characters into those classic positions that make a great musical a great experience, both amusing and moving."

J. Peter Bergman, Berkshire Bright Focus

“It’s always hard to take a Tony winning Broadway show (no matter how long ago it won), and transform it into something that will do well on a smaller scale and with a different audience. However, here it was pulled off marvelously.”

— Eleanore Jenks, Broadway Lover

 
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Contact

 

To contact Neal, or for any inquiries,

please fill out the form below.

 
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