26th Annual Ko Festival of Performance in Amherst

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July 3 — August 6 in Amherst, MA
5 weeks of compelling and entertaining original work
curated on the theme of
“TACTICS FOR TRYING TIMES” 
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July 7 – 9
JIMMY & LORRAINE
HartBeat Ensemble
Written by Talvin Wilkes
A meditation on the American political climate in the late ’50s and early ’60s through the lens of two writer/activists, James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry.
resist!​​
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July 14 – 16
Sara Juli
A solo show about motherhood — its beauty, challenges, isolation, and comic side, revealing “all that is awesome and all that sucks when it comes to being a mother.
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True, first-person stories of “Tactics for Trying Times” told, perhaps, by you! Know a great raconteur, or got a tale of your own to tell? There will be some ringers, but visit our website to see about how to throw your hat in the ring. Snacks, festive refreshments & you get to vote for the winners! share!
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The Mettawee River Theatre Co.
They’re back, this time with a Korean folktale — out under the stars on the Amherst Observatory Lawn, with  exquisite puppets, live music & masks
Special All-Ages Event!
funded, in part by the Amherst Cultural Council, a  local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency;
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July 28 – 30

New World Performance Lab
Colombian actor, Jairo Cuesta, performs an inquiry into one of our basic raw materials — based on “The Devil’s Milk: a Social History of Rubber” & 2016 meetings with indigenous Amazonian people.
examine your footprint!
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August 4 – 6
Team Sunshine Performance Corporation/The Philly Pigeon/Jacob Winterstein
An interactive event that celebrates passionate debate and provides a safe & festive space for ridiculous oratorical muscle-flexing.
passionately & lovingly disagree!
WE’VE STILL GOT SOME ROOM IN OUR WORKSHOPS.
Housing Available!​
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July 3-8
Ines Zeller Bass
Sandglass Theater​
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July 10-15
Kali Quinn
Center for Compassionate Creativity
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July 17-22
Gerard Stropnicky
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble​
For more, visit
KOFEST.COM
Online season pass and ticket sales are open.
Box Office phone line opens July 3. (413) 542-3750

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