Diana Oh Wants to Sleep with You at the Ancram Opera House

Iconoclastic actor/singer-songwriter/theatermaker/artist Diana Oh, known for her provocative street installations that evolved into {my lingerie play}, a NY Times Critics’ Pick, will bring her singular style to the Ancram Opera House in an evening that is equal parts theater, rock concert, party and audience participation. The performance begins Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8:30pm. A “multi-talented dynamo of a performer –…

EMPAC Celebrates 10 Years of Experimental Media and Performing Arts During Fall 2018

The anniversary season will be punctuated by 10YEARS, a three-day celebration Oct. 11—13, featuring a diverse lineup of newly commissioned performances TROY, NY—This fall, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the landmark building’s opening and the first decade of adventurous programming…

Ko Festival Continues with “Industrious Angels”

AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS– In a shadowed attic, crammed with curio cabinets, work tables, chests and drawers (containers for mementos and unmentionables), a daughter searches for what it is that ties together her mother, herself, and a radical, elusive poet. The Ko Festival of Performance continues a season of “Radical Acts” with this solo hand-crafted-story-spinning-shadow-puppet-memory-play-with-music evoking the secret…

SPOTLIGHT ON: Sabrina Hamilton and the 2018 Ko Festival

by Jenny Hansell Berkshire On Stage Pioneer Valley Correspondent Jenny Hansell spoke to Sabrina Hamilton, founder and artistic director of the Ko Festival running through August 5 on the Amherst College campus. This resulting interview throws the spotlight on an enduring, adventurous, and essential component of the summer theatre scene in Western Massachusetts. BOS: Each year…

Ko Festival of Performance Opens with The Hinterlands’ “The Radicalization Process”

AMHERST, MASSACHUSETTS– After a series of critically acclaimed, sold-out runs in 2016 and 2017, and 2018 in Detroit, Michigan, The Hinterlands will present their original and explosive site-specific work The Radicalization Process for a limited three performance run at the Ko Festival of Performance in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Radicalization Process will be performed July 6-8 in the Holden Theater…

EMPAC hosts second annual Spatial Audio Summer Seminar, co-presented by CCRMA Stanford and IRCAM Paris

An international symposium on 3D sound systems including Wave Field Synthesis, High-Order Ambisonics, and Binaural audio; featuring a performance by cellist Okkyung Lee TROY, NY—The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will hold the second annual Spatial Audio Summer Seminar July 9-13. In partnership with Stanford University’s…