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The Merchant of Venice was conceived for and minted in the Jewish Ghetto of Venice in 2016 on the 500th anniversary of its founding.  Originally produced in the Venice Ghetto in partnership with Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the Creative Europe Project "Shakespeare In and Beyond the Ghetto".  

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The World Is Round Is Round Is Round from a Gertrude Stein story "for children and philosophers," TWIRIRIR is adapted and directed by Karin Coonrod with music by Gina Lishman.  Last performed at The Mill: Arts, Letters, Numbers, Averill Park, NY, Sept. 2013.  Read More

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Strangers and Other Angels  re-imagines the medieval mystery play for the 21st century. Taking the performance to its audience in the street, using the city as stage. It is community theater in the deepest sense - a celebration of the joy of the human presence and response.  Read More

texts&beheadings/ElizabethR by Karin Coonrod is a fractured portrait in the words—poems, letters, speeches, prayers—of Queen Elizabeth I.  Using four movements, interrupted by games and concluding in silence.  Encore performance February 2017. Read More

More or Less I Am is a music- theater piece drawn from Walt Whitman's 1855 "Song of Myself" - conceived and directed by Karin Coonrod with original music by Colin Jacobsen, Kyle Sanna and Eric Jacobsen, with a company of 16.  Last performed on Governors Island, July 15, 2017.   Read More

Giulia - A deeply compelling 75 minute solo performance work by Andras Visky in which  a  woman's enduring love is cruelly tested when she is imprisoned with her children with no apparent  likelihood of survival. Based on the the true story of the playwright,  Last performed in Orvieto, Italy in 2012.   Read More

Everything That Rises Must Converge is from a story by Flannery O'Connor  and created for the stage by Karin Coonrod.  This is  a tragic-comic interracial seat-shifting dance by whites and black on a bus in America's deep South.  Last performed at St. John the Divine Cathedral, Mar. 2015.  
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Orfeo in Orvieto  is a music-theater piece that re-imagines the myth of Orpheus using the music of Monteverdi’s baroque opera Orfeo, and the poetry of Ovid, Virgil, Rilke and Ruhl.  Last performed.  Palazzo Simoncelli, Orvieto, Italy, July 4-6, 2014.  Read More