Kyoung’s Pacific Beat (“KPB”) is a peacemaking theater collective dedicated to working with artists, non-artists, and local communities to transform experiences of oppression into peace messages through public performance. KPB devises work with an interdisciplinary and multicultural ensembles of artists —our Mondragons— to uplift communities of color to create a culture of peace through non-violent practices that provide social cohesion, spiritual healing, and radical knowledge.
Kyoung’s Pacific Beat was founded in 2011 by playwright and director Kyoung H. Park. He established the company as a collaborative, experimental, multi-disciplinary theater ensemble that serves as a laboratory for the invention of experimental work; a producing organization that mounts peacemaking theater productions; and one that facilitates public programming which engages communities in the pursuit of peace through artistic expression.
Kyoung’s Pacific Beat is comprised of an outstanding team of Mondragons (actors, choreographers, dancers, musicians, visual artists, designers), who are full- partners and equally invested in the work that the company produces. KPB has produced three full-length plays—disOriented, TALA, and PILLOWTALK—and created over 35 community-based, experimental projects including performances for new media. KPB’s work centers stories of (im)migration, queerness, identity and the ways these intersect in communities of color; it’s described as “intensely personal” by American Theater Magazine and “very much of this moment” by the New York Times. The dramaturgical question behind our work is: why make theater in times of war?
If you value our work and are able to give to the arts, please donate to Kyoung’s Pacific Beat. Arts funding is limited, and our access to public funds and grants is restricted until we’ve established a longer track record. We need the support of charitable individuals to continue our work, so your contributions, big and small, are greatly appreciated. Thank you!
–Kyoung H. Park
Kyoung’s Pacific Beat is a 501(c)3, non-profit theater organization. Contributions to Kyoung’s Pacific Beat are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
You can donate online with your credit card by clicking here, or by writing a check payable to ‘Kyoung’s Pacific Beat.’ Please send checks to:
Kyoung H. Park
Kyoung’s Pacific Beat
PO Box 100140
Brooklyn, NY 11210