Guest writer for the New England Foundation for the Arts blog

Sometimes collaborations just sneak up on me. For instance, when I hustled onto the commuter rail to Worcester for the 2016 Idea Swap, I was half awake. As I sipped my coffee, I really had no idea what to expect because I was not actively looking to promote any projects. By the time I snagged…

Nicole Harris

“My first professional performance took place in Philadelphia, PA after being captured and transported to the City of Brotherly Love wearing a tutu, striped tights and orange pixie wig in a car fondly dubbed “The Deathtrap 2000″ by one K. Krolak.  Fifteen years, countless performances and several deathtraps later, I find myself co-piloting Monkeyhouse alongside…

Named Minister of Big Ideas & Pom Poms @ Clary & Cimermanis Library

Main collaborators: Nicole Harris, Jason Ries, karen Krolak & kwaq7aj’ As someone who has racked up overdue book fees that rival the GDP of several tiny nations, I am overjoyed to announce that I have been named Minister of Big Ideas & Pom Poms at the Clary and Cimermanis Library in Malden. Expect lots of…

Barry Duncan

“I write in two directions.  I had very little experience with collaboration when Karen (who had read a magazine article about me) got in touch and asked if we might discuss working together. What impressed me about her immediately was how receptive she was to anything I suggested.  It made no difference to her that…

Anne Howarth

“Collaborating with Karen is a true delight. She brings endless creativity and a willingness to ask un-askable questions to the process. Her perspective is expansively large while her attention to making an impact is focused on the immediate. While working with Karen, I always make discoveries about art, myself, Karen, and the world around me.”…