2022

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We’re moving!  Citing Covid, for the 3rd year in  a row, Amherst College Summer Programs has declined to host the Ko Festival of Performance. But we’ve found a new home. We’re moving down the road to Hampshire College!

In what will probably be our final summer season, we’ll be offering 2 productions  (one indoor and one outdoors on the grounds of the Hampshire College Farm Center) plus a Story Slam. Performances will run from July 22 to August 31st.  Save the dates!

More information coming soon on our summer shows
Sandglass Theater/Linda Parris-Bailey’s Flushing
Clear Creek Creative’s Ezell: Ballad of a Land Man
+ our KoFest Story Slam

PERFORMANCE EVENTS EARLIER THIS SEASON

Piti Theater's Jonathan Mirin in a still from Canary in a Gold Mine

CANARY IN A GOLD MINE • Now available on demand directly from ptco.org/canary

Now available directly from Piti Theatre. Visit ptco.org/canary .

PITI THEATRE COMPANY

Written and performed by Jonathan Mirin
First seen ONLINE in 2022: Feb 11 & 12 at 7:30pm; Feb 13 at 3:00pm, and then on-demand through May 1, 2022
Captions Available in English and French.
With a partner sickened by electro-hypersensitivity (a.k.a. “microwave sickness”) Mirin has become part of a landmark suit against the FCC. During the pandemic he’s felt compelled to transform what could be an earnest public health lecture into a fun and compelling dive into the opposing forces of corporate profit vs. public safety. Created for the web, Mirin's eco-justice adventure is like theatre…but flatter!
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2022 WORKSHOP 
for adults

FIRST PERSON: Crafting Your Story for Performance

FIRST PERSON: Crafting Your Story for Performance

with GERARD STROPNICKY,
Co-Founder, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
July 18-23, 2022
Why do some stories – some performances – spark your imagination, set fire to your soul, and leave you transformed, while others just sit there? Is it the content, or the telling? The framing, or the style? Can story be employed to bring laughter, or tears, or understanding, or lasting social change, or ...
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LAND ACKNOLWEDGEMENT

We wish to acknowledge that Ko Festival headquarters and most of our live offerings come to you from the homeland of the Nipmuc and Pocumtuck tribal peoples. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land.

SEASON SPONSORS & PROGRAM ADS

We are now seeking sponsors and co-sponsors for the our upcoming online offerings We'd also like to give a shout to the local businesses that have taken Ko Festival Program Ads in previous seasons. Many of them are open. We urge you to patronize them. Click here to see who they are.

FUNDERS

The Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

The Amherst and Pelham Cultural Councils, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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Ko Theater Works, Inc. is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts through the New England Arts Resilience Fund, part of the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund, an initiative of the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with major funding from the federal CARES Act from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Also funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Art Angels

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

2022 MEDIA SPONSOR

Hilltown Families

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net-logoKO Theater Works is proud to be a member of THE NETWORK OF ENSEMBLE THEATRES: Artists Creating Theatre. Artists Creating a Community. Artists Creating a Movement.

2022 INTERNSHIPS

We are no longer interviewing interns for our 2022 season. Please visit our internship page for more information on KoFest internships. Read more...