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Kāli
Quinn
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Acting
Theater
Kāli Quinn is a facilitator of Compassionate Creativity through teaching, performing, writing, and creating movement design. Originally from Buffalo, NY and now based in Providence, RI, Kāli has taught mask, clown, devising, solo performance, and movement within the Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program and Brown University, and taught Commedia dell’Arte as Stateside Faculty for Accademia dell’Arte (Arezzo, Italy). Her two solo shows looking at intergenerational grief, bereavement, memory-loss, and end-of-life care, have been performed at universities and festivals throughout the country including The Tank, United Solo, Los Angeles Women’s Solo Festival, HERE Arts Center, SOLONova, Full Circle Festival, and Brown University Creative Medicine Series, . Kāli as the founder/co-artistic director of GUTWorks, a theater and multimedia company and has created devised physical theater performances with students at: Mississippi University for Women, Bucknell University, Brown/Trinity Rep, and The McDonogh School. She has also worked with Mccarter Theatre Center, The Pearl Theater Company, Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble, Telluride Rep, Dell'Arte International, Duke University, Celebration Barn, MOTH Contemporary Circus Center, New England Center for Circus Arts, Southeastern Theater Conference, Coastal Carolina University, UCSB, Dickinson College, Boston University, Emory College, Muhlenberg College, Bowdoin College, Connecticut College, and Vermont Academy, Johnson and Wales Nursing Program, United Natural Foods, along with with Clowns Without Borders in Guatemala/El Salvador and Grupo Galpão in Brazil. In addition to publishing chapters on physical dramaturgy and artistic innovation, Kāli completed and toured her new teaching memoir, I Am Compassionate Creativity, throughout the US in 2016. Kāli served on the Board for the Network of Ensemble Theaters from 2009-2014 and received training at the University of Rochester, with an MFA in Ensemble-Based Physical Theater from the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre.
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