Lila smokes, listens to Talking Heads and wants to be a violin rock star, until unwanted discoveries shove her toward the truth about her own birth.

In her second solo work, virtuosic performer Kali Quinn takes on the buried struggles of three generations of women through a surprising clash of 1950’s nostalgia, visual poetry, real-time musical composition, physical tragic comedy, and common household objects.

Coming to Ko after a successful runs Off-Off Broadway, and in VT and upstate NY, OVERTURE TO A THURSDAY MORNING is a suspenseful and inspiring journey that questions the will to go on and who to take with you.


Kali Quinn has performed with Padua Playwrights, Push Push Theatre, NY International Clown Festival, Dell’Arte Company, HERE Arts Center and Clowns Without Borders in Guatemala. Her solo work has played at the United Solo Theatre Festival, The Tank, SoloNOVA Festival at PS 122, Los Angeles Women’s Festival, Dialogue ONE at Williams College, and at other venues throughout the Northeast.

Kali has taught and designed movement for The Pearl Theatre Company, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, New England Circus Center, New England Circus Center, Emory College, South Eastern Theatre Conference (SETC), Brown University/Trinity Rep, New England Youth Theater, Vermont Academy, University of Rochester, MOTH Aerial Dance  and Grupo Galpao in Brazil.

After her BA from the University of Rochester International Theater Program, Kali went on to get an MFA from the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theater  Kali currently serves on the Board of the Networks of Ensemble Theaters, is a Co-Founding Artistic Director of the ensemble GUTWorks and is a core staff member for Accademia Dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy.

Want to know more about Kali? Visit www.kaliquinn.com

Interested in taking a workshop with Kali? In addition to performing at the Festival, Kali will be teaching a workshop. (Read more…)



“Kali Quinn is a charming, sexy and adept actor…”

“Our attention is riveted on Kali Quinn’s virtuosic performance…  a unique range of voice and movement… extraordinary skill and imagination… deeply affecting.”
~ Michael Miller, Editor Berkshire Review for the Arts (MA)

“Her physicality is both astonishing and absolutely truthful — a rare accomplishment.”
~ Cal Pritner, Founding Artistic Director, Illinois Shakespeare Festival

“We couldn’t ask for better company in verbal and physical wit than Quinn… wonderfully versatile.”
~ Backstage

“Themes of loss, identity, and family secrecy merge in a multimedia performance rife with visual and aural complexity.”
~ Clara Rose, Rutland Herald & Brattleboro Commons

“Quinn’s full portfolio of talent is on display here… she brings the characters to life with acting skills that are impressively well-developed; She has written the words, but also is able to communicate so much without words. All you need is an hour and a willingness to be moved.”
~ Jon Potter, Brattleboro Reformer

“Kali brings her customary grace, whimsy and beautifully calibrated performance skills to a piece that is funny, moving, and filled with the delight of performance, storytelling, and memory.”
~ Nigel Maister, Director, University of Rochester Int’l Theatre Program

“Giddy, delightful and surprising.” ~ NYtheatre.com

“…a splendid vehicle for the solo actor who moves through many roles in the course of this performance piece, seeming to join the being and body of three generations of woman in fascinating, always changing ways.”
~ Kenneth Gross, critic and dramaturge, author of Shakespeare’s Noise