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“Isolation is a way to know ourselves.”
― Franz Kafka

 

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“Isolation offered its own form of companionship” ~ Jhumpa Lahiri

Over the past several months most of us have found ourselves in various states of isolation.  theatre KAPOW was just days away from beginning rehearsals for the third show of our 12th season when the reality of the pandemic arrived in New Hampshire effectively closing down theatres all over the state.  Like so many people across the globe, our activities moved from close and personal interactions to the decidedly distant and impersonal world of video conferencing.

As artists, creating in that time was very difficult. Perhaps out of desperation for some sense of normalcy, isolation truly did begin to offer its own form of companionship. It was in this state of isolation that we, like the tree limb deprived of the sun, began to reach out and grow in new ways to seek the nourishment of creative expression and connection.

We repeated over and over again, “We Can Get Through This.”  That phrase was not just a way to reassure each other of our resilience, but a pledge to do what we must to thrive in the face of great adversity.  And now we have come to this moment: Season 13.  From isolation, three tKAPOW company members will reach out to communicate, connect , and understand.  

Solo is safe and so the first series of season 13 will consist of three solo works that explore isolation, resilience, courage, and conviction.  We love the energy of the in-person audience, but for this series, we will be engaging you in an intimate virtual space in real time.  Bring these three stories into your homes and find companionship in isolation.

You are cordially invited to break bread, virtually, with one of the seminal monsters of English literature.

FEAST by Megan Gogerty is performed by Carey Cahoon and directed by Matthew Cahoon.

September 25 - 27, 2020

Based on Hamlet’s "To be or not to be" speech, this tour-de-force is part confessional, part stand-up, and part reckoning.

Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson is performed by Rachael Longo and directed by Wanda Strukus.

October 23 - 25, 2020
A solo retelling of Shakespeare's masterpiece of forgiveness,  compassion and grace through insight.

A Tempest Prayer is adapted and performed by Peter Josephson.

November 20 - 22, 2020