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From 2012-2013 I worked with John Tarrant Roshi of the Pacific Zen Institute, designing a way for performing artists to create material based on engaging with Zen Koans.

This resulted in an international performance project, culminating in a two month residency in summer 2013 in Sonoma County, CA, with 9 artists from Denmark, Poland, and the US (including collaborators of Krystian Lupa, Meredith Monk, Teatr ZAR, and Pig Iron Theater Company), a series of performances and film documentation.

During our summer residency, we created the performance 'We Are Still Here', which I directed with Lukasz Korczak. It was shown at venues around the Bay Area, including CounterPULSE and Meridian Gallery.

Koans and Performance Project Website

"...A stellar international ensemble of performers.... considerable talent in this music–theater performance" – Polish Cultural Institute of Los Angeles


Lukasz Korczak

Asa Horvitz

Nini Julia Bang

Trevor Wilson

Gedney Barclay

Jessica Sledge

Richard Hunter-Rivera

Robert Hope

Kyle Farrell

In addition to John Tarrant Roshi and the Pacific Zen Institute, the group collaborated with instrument builders Bart Hopkin and David Samas and the Healdsburg Old Felta School House Sacred Harp Singers during the process.

Project organization: Asa Horvitz, Liz Peters, Peter Bonos