From Artistic Director, Sabrina Hamilton
THE LAST RAT OF THERESIENSTADT • July 5 & 6 at 8pm; July 7 at 4pm
Lead Writer/Performer/Deviser: HILARY CHAPLAIN & CompanyA show about a Weimar cabaret star who finds herself transplanted from Berlin to the Theresienstadt concentration camp. There she forges an unlikely friendship with Pavel, a rat (played by a puppet) who, despite the lack of food that has driven away the rest of his kind, remains out of love for her and her art...
OK, OK • July 12 & 13 at 8pm; July 14 at 4pm
created and performed by KATIE PEARLOK, OK is a performance reckoning with the racism of today through the lens of what Katie Pearl learned—and didn't learn—about Oklahoma history while growing up in her native habitat of Tulsa, OK. Performed by Pearl with an ensemble of four, OK, OK weaves together personal biography and civic narrative to crack open closed surfaces and get at what’s underneath. Hilarious, heartbreaking and...
KoFest STORY SLAM 2019 • Saturday, July 20 at 8pm
SPECIAL ALL AGES EVENT: The Mettawee River Theatre Company in THE RING DOVE • Sunday, July 21 at 8pm
(dis)Place[d] • July 26 & 27 at 8pm; July 28 at 4pm
A fool'sFURY production, written and performed by DEBÓRAH ELIEZER. Directed by BEN YALOMThis show integrates video, movement and song to crack open Debórah's assumptions about her own identity through the story of her father, Edward Ben-Eliezer, an Iraqi Jew born in 1930, a member of the Zionist underground, a refugee, an Israeli spy, and an immigrant to America. The result: a multilayered experience about the nature of home, the politics of place and the claiming of...
LESSONS OF HUMANITY • August 2 & 3 at 8pm; August 4 at 4pm
Created and performed by SAMITEA performance tailor-made by Samite to fit KoFest's 2019 season theme of "HABITAT: human" using a rich blend of traditional African music and personal stories that draw on his own experience of war in Idi Amin’s Uganda, and his life as a refugee who finds his new home in rural upstate New York to be a place from which he can...
with JOHN BELL & TRUDI COHENParticipants will be shown basic techniques and materials used in Toy Theater (also known as Paper Theater). After discussing image and text selection and dramaturgy, our workshop will offer a chance to construct a toy theater stage and scenery and figures, and to put together a multi-scene story...
Great Small Works
July 8-13, 2019
FIRST PERSON: Crafting Your Story for Performance 2019
with GERARD STROPNICKY, Co-Founder, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble 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…
July 15-20, 2019
UNLOCKING INSPIRATION: The Vital Act
with DEBÓRAH ELIEZER This fun, participatory workshop will explore embodied creation methods that will remove your inner critic and allow your uninhibited creativity to flow. Through free writing, movement meditation, kinetic storytelling and vocal improvisation, we will unlock inspiration, discover untold stories and turn the idea of narrative on its head...
Co-Artistic Director foolsFURY Ensemble
July 29-Aug. 3, 2019
TICKETING AT KO
Ko’s workshops and performances are offered at three different pricing levels: PATRON, STANDARD and DISCOUNT.
We are a proud participant of the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector.
Though the program does not subsidize arts presenters, its goal is to broaden accessibility to cultural programming by advocating for lower ticket prices for people with EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare cards.
Most arts organizations require that you show your card at the door, but but we do not. Ko recognizes that not all people needing a discounted price are enrolled in these programs, and that one’s financial situation can change in a heartbeat. Therefore, we invite those in need to avail themselves of our DISCOUNT level tickets. And if you are able to help us provide this access to those in need, please consider purchasing your ticket at the PATRON level.
See the full list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare discounts.