'‘It’s a Tragicomic Project’: Andrea Kleine Talks ‘The End

Project’: Andrea Kleine Talks ‘The End

Andrea Kleine

was supposed to perform at The Chocolate Factory Theater in New York when the pandemic

Together with

her partner, musician Bobby Previte, she decided to move into the venue and continue as

Now, the

filmed account of that adventure, “The End Is Not What I Thought It Would Be,”

Made with

the help of lighting designer Madeline Best and YouTube tutorials, it sees Kleine serving as

“This project

created an opportunity to break down what this dynamic is: What is performing if there

This charged,

electrified moment of being on stage, in the same room with someone who is watching

“The End Is

Not What I Thought It Would Be” Courtesy of Andrea Kleine

“They were

not written, they were not rehearsed,” admits Kleine

“One of

the reasons I adopted this strategy of non-stop talking was because I felt that if

I am

laughing now, because it’s something I tell my students when I teach

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