Paul Rajeckas and Neil Intraub are like a modern day Laurel & Hardy. Their sense of play and resilient on-stage friendship enable them to explore themes of conflict, power and control without losing sight of their humanity. They piece together finely timed movement with dialogue, soundtracks and music, creating a humorous and poignant theater. Performing for audiences of all ages since 1979, Rajeckas & Intraub take physical and verbal partnering to new heights. Theirs is a visceral performance style that cuts to the audience's emotional core.
Their work has been presented at such venues as the Kennedy Center, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, the California Center for the Arts and the Annenberg Center. They have toured extensively in the United States and Canada. They have also presented their work in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
Over the last decade they've been funded consistently by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council for the Arts for the creation of new work. They've also been funded by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Art Matters, Inc. and the Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation. In 1998 they received an Empire State Partnership grant from NYSCA and the New York State Department of Education. In 1999 TheatreMoves received an Annenberg Partnership grant with District 31. In 2002-03 they received funding from the September 11th Fund School Arts Rescue Initiative to work with students in Manhattan impacted by the 9/11 attacks. In 2005 they contributed to the development of the NYCDOE’s BLUEPRINT FOR LEARNING in THEATER ARTS. Their Art of Collaboration Curriculum has been selected as a model theater program for the NYCDOE PD. Paul Rajeckas and Neil Intraub currently serve as official Theatre Blueprint Facilitators for the DOE. In the fall of 2011 Neil and Paul started teaching ART OF COLLABORATION as a graduate level course for the CCNY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION.