Billy Schultz 

Producer, Educator, Artist

Hi there. I like to make surprising things that are fun and functional. Things that that are delightful and irreverent and don’t fall apart are my favorite.
Mostly I write emails and dream big.

Want to collaborate? Let’s do it.

billy.j.schultz (is at) gmail.com

Resume/CV

2019 / Current

Dancify That!
Watch video. Make Dance. Go for gold.
Production of a live comedy dance game show where short snippets of pop culture, news stories and memes are used as inspiration for dance choreography.
At the PIT  11/8 (show at 8pm)

What is Dance?
50 Dance Puns in 120 Seconds

I saw Sam Corbin perform at Punderdome 3 years ago and knew that I wanted to collaborate with her on something. Love how this project came together. 

Theater/Circus Workshops and Residencies
 with Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Brooklyn Arts Council, New Victory Theater, Maker Educator at The Workshop School.

2018

Lemonade Stand
Dilapidated lumber from tree protection barrier transformed into a dynamic lemonade stand. Watch here.

Dancify That
Produced 6 Dancify That Live Shows and went into development for TV. 

Art Date with Donna Costello
Tinder, OkCupid, etc… What about “Art Date”. You go out with someone and make a project on a date.

Theater Workshops and Residencies
 BKPL, BAX, BAC, and the New Victory Theater.

2017

Dancify That!
Produced live shows at the People’s Improv Theater.

Dance Translations
Collaboration with Maira Duarte/Dance to the People. 100s of participants create movement inspired by videos.

Shot Benches
Bullet hole damage as an aesthetic and subsequent conversations with gun owners.

Recovery Dance
A dance of gestures collected during the first month of recovering from a broken ankle. With David Woon and Genevieve Leloup.

2016

Development of  “Dancify That”
Experimentation with settings within which dance can take place: Wizard and Rooster (run around the city looking at public art), Dr. Grahamoffer (Dance Therapist) and others.

Me, Myselfie and I
Comedy Dance collaboration with Karesia Batan. Performed at Built on Stilts Festival.

Fish Tale
Physical Comedy Dance solo performed for Dancewave summer intensive students.

Theater Teacher at Equestrian Camp (Russia). 
Teaching English through theater games.

2015

Sweaty
A photo collaboration with Erin Albrecht.

Birdwalk
Romcom between pigeons. Featuring Michael Eisenstein and Aurora Heimbach.

Steep
Dance film in collaboration with Karesia Batan, C.J. Dockery and Ben Sayeg.

Surfer Guy
Creator, Performer. Physical Comedy/Dance Piece performed at the Comedy in Dance Festival, Triskelion Arts.

The Red Gloves
Directed this ensemble devised theater performance and 25 minute single take film in collaboration with designer Genevieve LeLoup and 13 actors and dancers. Live show premiered at the Irondale in Brooklyn, NY and film was selected for the 2015 Bushwick Film Festival

2014

HUM
Principal actor in short film directed by Iain Marcks.

No Reservations Actor, Writer. Comedic play about a failing romance. Created with Audrey Crabtree and directed by John Towsen.

Motley Holler of How Do You Do? Comedic dance theater performance. 3 Dancers. 7 musicians. With Erin Bell, Tanya Solomon and others.

Whoa Wednesdays Variety Show  Produced this bi-weekly variety show featuring circus, dance and dramatic acts.

Variety Acts  Devised and performed over 20 2-10 minute comedic routines at venues in and around NYC.

2004-2009

Goat Go Goat, Amplifier Dance, White Foot Slap.
Dances with Scott Heron.

Sorry About Ms. Jack
Writer and director of this short film featuring Erin Bell and Jennifer Baruch. 

Lafcadio’s Bazaar
Variety show producer and host at One-Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, LA.

Mon Réve Familier
Principal actor in this short film with Ximena Frixione. Written, directed and produced by Jim Ferguson

2002 – 2004

San Lorenzo Fish
35 foot fish made of wood and installed in the middle of the night in downtown Santa Cruz, CA. (video)

Everybody Dance Shirt
A 30 person dance shirt accented by squishy blinky light squeezy toys.