Ko Festival of Performance

Cultural Series Organization

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.

Primary Discipline

Theater - Devised / Artist-Led

Additional Disciplines

Dance - Modern / Contemporary
Media - Video
Theater - General
Theater - Musical
Theater - Puppet
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Theater - Storytelling
Visual/Crafts - Installation


Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Design Services
Fiscal Sponsorship
Residency - Other
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Film Preproduction / Production / Editing Services
Residency - Production / Development
Theater Technical Production
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Consulting - Organizational Capacity
Portfolio Review
Professional Development / Training
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Network Gatherings / Events
Virtual Events


  • I.R.N.E Award Nomination

Professional Associations

  • Network of Ensemble Theatres
  • New England Presenters
  • APAP

Additional Information

  • Year founded: 1991
  • Is a Teaching Artist
  • Approx. 14 events per year
  • Geographic Reach: City/Town-wide, County-wide, Surrounding Counties/Region, State-wide, Surrounding States/Region, Nationally, Internationally
  • Seasons active: Year round