Kitka is honored and thrilled to be among the projects selected by the Berkeley Repertory Theater for a 2-week Ground Floor Residency Program this June. We'll be using this opportunity to immerse ourselves in the development of the fully-staged version of our futuristic neo-feminist folk opera IRON SHOES, a collaboration between Kitka, our brilliant composer-from-within Janet Kutulas, director/choreographer Erika Chong Shuch, librettist Michelle Carter, and dancer-actors from the ESP Project. You can read the press release from the Berkeley Rep below. We're so excited!
About the Summer Residency Lab
Ground Floor Residency Program Berkeley Repertory Theater summer residency lab brings artists to Berkeley to work on projects in June (1–4 week residencies). Artists are selected based on a combination of existing relationships with Berkeley Rep and an application process. Interaction with other artists, staff, board and, when appropriate, the public are highly encouraged. There is no final presentation required at the end of the lab. If a project is in a stage where a reading or an audience would be useful, then that will be arranged. But there is no expectation of any kind of public showing. The purpose is to identify where the project is in its development path, and to move it to the next stage, whatever that stage may be.