July 29  – August 3, 2019

with Debórah Eliezer of foolsFURY Theater

Each of us has a vital story to share.  How do we reveal it?

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. Through the practice of ensemble theater training, we’ll explore horizontal leadership, the individual voice within the group and challenge assumptions about storytelling. We will conjure creations using physical scores, text, and song in a collaborative environment. Participants will gain more self confidence, greater expressive range and emotional availability in a fun and supportive setting. Suitable for actors, teachers, wellness coaches, and anyone interested in unlocking their creativity.

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Debórah Eliezer, (she/her,) is a theater maker, and the Co-Artistic Director of foolsFURY, producing new work, a national festival, internship opportunities and public educational programs. For foolsFURY she has led workshops at UC Davis, Brown University, Axiom Theater, Cal Shakes, International High School, holds public workshops regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area and maintains a private coaching practice. Passionate about the power of community, she is a member of the 2018 anti-racist arts facilitation cohort with artEquity. She holds a BA Cum Laude from SFSU and a certificate in Sound, Voice, Music Healing from CIIS. Her holistic approach to theater practice is influenced by training with the SITI Company, Mary Overlie, Stephen Wangh, dance, yoga, meditation, puppetry, and voiceover.  As a professional voiceover, you may have heard her voice in over 25 Leapfrog Toys, Sims 2, 3 and 4 video games or numerous radio ads. She was the founding Co-Artistic Director of Eclipse Dance Theater from 1996-2002. With foolsFURY, Eliezer has created and performed in numerous world premieres and original works spanning 2 decades and performed with several Bay Area theater companies including Golden Thread, Women’s Will and Marin Shakespeare Company. For more information, visit www.foolsfury.org

Debórah’s solo show, (dis)Place[d]  will be performed at KoFest July 27-28. Don’t miss it!


Workshops are geared for participants of all levels of experience, whose ages have run from 18-85. Workshops will meet from 10 am – 4 pm, Monday through Saturday, in Studio II of Webster Hall on the Amherst College campus in Amherst, MA.

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Amherst College campus map.

Workshops cost $399. There is a $50 discount for registration by May 15. NOTE: Contact us to apply for a very limited pool of partial financial aid, or for discounts for NET (Network of Ensemble Theaters) members.

Optional room and board are available on the Amherst College campus for an additional fee. Housing, in a single with a shared bath in an Amherst College dorm is $235 for the week. All rooms are provided with a bed, desk, chair, mirror, chest of drawers, closet or wardrobe, pillow and blanket. You have the option to rent linens for your stay (x-long twin sheet set, pillowcase  towels) for an additional $15. Studios, theatre, dining commons and dorms are all within walking distance. Meals in the Amherst College Dining Commons (tasty, healthy food – much of it local) can be paid for on a per meal basis There are also many places to eat within walking distance in the center of town.

Email us, if you are interested in alternative housing. There are a number of hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts in the area.


STEP 1: Click HERE  to download the registration form in as a PDF. ALL WORKSHOP STUDENTS PAYING BY CHECK MUST SUBMIT THIS FORM either via email or by post.
STEP 2. Print out your registration form and make your deposit check out to Ko Theater Works. Mail them to The Ko Festival of Performance 498 South Gulf Road Belchertown, MA 01007
Questions? For further information email us or call (413) 427-6147.

Additional information

Payment Options

$206 deposit (includes $6.00 processing fee), $205 Pay Balance (includes $6.00 processing fee), $410 Pay in full (includes $11 processing fee)

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