Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
NEFA Grant Recipient
Cultural Nonprofit
Ko Festival of Performance

2021 SEASON: Workshops on Writing & Mediation in May & July and a hybrid live/online seeason on the theme of JUSTICE | ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY | CLIMATE CHANGE June 19- August 8. See http://kofest.com

Each summer this festival of innovative theatre in Amherst, MA is curated on a theme such as “"Stories of Illness & Healing”," "Courage," or “"The Immigrant's Journey.”" Performances are accompanied by facilitated discussions that contextualize the ideas presented in the work in an effort to engender inter-audience/artist exchange & opportunity for civic dialogue. We also offer workshops for adults, internships, and rehearsal residencies where individual artists or ensembles can develop new work, Off-season, we provide administrative residencies where we help artists and ensembles strengthen their organization infrastructure. Additionally, we provide design, technical, touring, production/stage management services and consulting.

I Have Worked With

  • July 2021

    Presented their work at the Ko Festival  in 2007 and again in 2021

  • July 2021

    Originally scheduled to premiere in 2020, Piti Theatre's  "Hawaii 5-G: Canary in the Goldmine" - will now premiere ONLINE in the summer of 2021

     

  • July 2017

    We presented ttheir production of "Jimmy & Lorraine" as part of Ko's 2017 season curated on the theme of "Tactics for Trying Times."  Playwright, Talvin Wilkes, fllew in to join us for our post-show discussions.

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  • NEFA Grantee
  • Cultural Nonprofit

Contact Information

First Name: 
Sabrina
Job Title/Position: 
Artistic Director
Mailing Address: 
Ko Festival of Performance
PO Box 137
Amherst, MA 01004
Physical Address: 
Holden Theater Amherst College Campus
Amherst, MA 01002
Last Name: 
Hamilton
Phone: 
413-427-6147

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Additional Disciplines: 
Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Multi-Disciplinary
Theater - General
Theater - Children's
Theater - Devised / Artist-Led
Theater - Musical
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - Installation
Year Founded: 
1991
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Nonprofits
Teens
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Cultural Series Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Exhibitions
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Theater Technical Production
Virtual Events
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
25
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Network of Ensemble Theatres
New England Presenters
APAP
USITT
Member of APNNE or NEP presenters consortium
Awards: 
I.R.N.E Award Nomination
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision
Access accommodations for people who are Deaf and hard-of-hearing
Working to provide accommodations for Deaf and hard-of-hearing and reworking website for increased accessibility. Captions for online productions.

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Design
Theater
Ages Served: 
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
BA in Theatre Hampshire College
Double MFA in Directing/Lighting Design from UMASS
Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$5,000