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"...Karin Coonrod is a theater artist of far-reaching inventiveness..."

- New York Times, 2015.

Founding Director of Compagnia de’ Colombari, KC is a theater maker whose work has been witnessed across the U.S. and around the world. She has developed a wide variety of pieces ranging from reinvented classical plays to new plays, opera, adaptations and new translations. Notable productions include Henry VI, Love's Labor's Lost (Public Theater, NYSF) King John, Julius Caesar (TFANA), Everything That Rises Must Converge (NYTW), texts&beheadings/ElizabethR (Colombari at Folger Theatre in DC and BAM/Next Wave Festival) and The Merchant of Venice (Colombari with Ca' Foscari in Venice Ghetto, Italy). KC and the company launched a new tradition of theater in Orvieto, Italy with the medieval mystery plays and many theatrical actions in prisons, jails, tombs, schools, pubs, libraries, parks, streets, museums, piers, churches as well as theaters. Presence and theatrical provocation have been of deepest importance in the ongoing work with all the artists of Colombari.

Karin Coonrod - Artistic Director

Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Christopher Akerlind


Lisa Barlow


Reg E Cathey +

In Memoriam

John Conklin


Karin Coonrod

Anna Gincherman

Gail Hochman

Linda Jacobson

Ferne Mele


Michael Unthank

Charles Jarden

Frieda Bradlow

Tony Geballe

David Scott Kastan

Elizabeth Margolis-Pineo

Michael Perecca

Michael Potts

John Skillen

Doug Stein

Greg Trupiano +

Paul Vasile

Michael Unthank

Ariana Albarella

Marketing, Development, and Communications Manager

Jennifer Harrison Newman

General Manager

Monica Risi

Development Manager

Zach Stanik

Website and Graphic Designer

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