The Ko Festival of Performance’s 30th season will feature two different productions centering the themes of Justice, Environmental Safety and Climate Change, With Amherst College’s COVID-driven cancellation of all outside summer programs, the Ko Festival will be presenting our shows online, and our collaboration with Serious Play Ensemble Theatre will also have an option for live attendance.
a devised theatre production by SERIOUS PLAY THEATRE ENSEMBLE written by ERIC HENRY SANDERS, with music by JONNY RODGERS, directed by SHERYL STOODLEY, designed by ROBIN DOTY, lighting by SABRINA HAMILTON with KERMIT DUNKELBERG, XIMENA CALDERÓN, WILL SWYERS
Ko Theater Works/Ko Festival, Associate Producer
LIVE for a limited audience, ages 12 and up, at APE@Hawley, Northampton MA
ONLINE, with closed captioning available.
During a pandemic exacerbated by threatening storms, three apartment dwellers are thrown together in an existential struggle hinging on their personal stances on climate change and a developing water crisis. Zara, Pakistani immigrant and Read More
Video-on-Demand of our Zoom event from June 2020 about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Post-show discussion includes DARYL DAVIS, noted for his work convincing Klansmen to leave and denounce the KKK. Closed Captioning Available.
Situated in the fictional Museum of Conveniently Forgotten History, “The Magic City Massacre” tells the story of one of the most prosperous black communities in the history of the United States, how Tulsa came to be the site of the worst incidence of civil unrest second only to the Civil War, and why almost one-hundred years later, most Read More
A meditation and writing workshop with JUANITA ROCKWELL MAY 15-16 & OR JULY 10-11.
Whether we write for our own pleasure or for others, to be read on the page or to be spoken aloud, we want our writing to reflect our experience of the world. But our habitual thinking and the ways we tell these stories become a kind of spell of doing, of busy-ness; a spell that binds us, separates us from others, and limits our authentic expression. If we release this imprint of Doing, what might happen if we can rest in the stillness, silence and spaciousness of our Being? In this two-day, small group workshop, you will learn practices that will ... Read More
A meditation and writing workshop with JUANITA ROCKWELL JULY 17-18
A spacious and lively restfulness can be more elusive than we might think. In this workshop we will explore practices that work with breath and body to refresh and clear obstacles of aversion, attachment and confusion. These energetic practices can facilitate a more open and aware resting of your mind in stillness, silence and spaciousness. They can also stimulate memory, imagery and imagination that can enrich our writing and our lives. The first day of this small group workshop focuses on ... Read More