For this Salon, Artistic Director Matt Cahoon and playwright A.J. Ditty, joined by some of tKAPOW’s core company members, will draw back the curtain to reveal the collaborative process the company uses to produce new works of theatre, and will also announce their full slate of shows for season 12, some of which will be performed at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage.

As part of theatre KAPOW’s season announcement, Estelle Parsons will be performing a monologue from her upcoming production of Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day.  Although she has spent most of her professional life in the theatre, she is most widely known for her Academy Award-winning performance as Blanche Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde and her ten years playing Beverly, mother of the title character in the hit sitcom Roseanne.  In 2014, Ms. Parsons was inducted in the Theater Hall of Fame.  Ms. Parsons will be returning to the Bank of NH Stage in August with a piece that she directed for the Actors Studio entitled Re-Entry:  Actors Playing Jazz.

Frequently Asked Questions

In April 1940, German forces invaded Norway and imprisoned hundreds of the country’s notable citizens.  Among those captured was a famous painter named Per Krohg.  Per spent four years imprisoned by the Nazis at a camp not far from Oslo.  To pass the time during his imprisonment, Per painted the walls of his cell with images of the folklore of his youth, notably Peer Gynt.  Over the course of its 12th season, theatre KAPOW will develop a new piece of theatre that explores the contrasting worlds of Per’s imprisonment and Peer’s free-spirited nature.


For this Salon, Artistic Director, Matt Cahoon, and playwright, A.J. Ditty, joined by some of tKAPOW’s core company members, will draw back the curtain to reveal the collaborative process the company uses to produce new works of theatre.  The company encourages audience members to come and contribute to this project in what is a rare opportunity to get to see the nuts and bolts of a new play being made.


Following the Salon, theatre KAPOW will announce the other shows that will be a part of season 12, including a couple of truly exciting pieces that will be performed at the Bank of NH Stage (opening June 2019).


Photos by Matthew Lomanno.

Our Salon Series brings working artists and audiences together in an intimate setting to discuss the artistic process, works, and more.

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