‘Kookspeak’ making Hoboken debut at Digable Arts Festival

It’s official! “Kookspeak,” my one-woman show, will be part of the Digable Arts Festival in Hoboken in October.

"Senses" from "Kookspeak." Narciso Espiritu Jr. photo

On Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13, the Monroe Center for the Arts will come alive, decked with the work of hundreds of artists and hosting several musical and theatrical performances. “Kookspeak,” a series of monologues from the mouths of people who live inside their heads, will be part of the festivities with two performances, one on each day, for its Hoboken debut. And get this–admission is free!

These “kooks” muse on everything from delightful death fantasies and gravely serious hand-puppet conversations to the Most Annoying Girl in the World voice and performing at the Grammy’s with your true love, a FIFA World Cup star/YouTube phenomenon.

The show made its debut at the So Low Theater Festival in Jersey City last September. It has since been part of the Jersey City, Land of the Free-form Festival and opened for Reg E. Gaines’s one-man show “The Last Celebrity.” One of the pieces from the show, “Senses,” was part of the Tri-State Arts and Music Festival in Hoboken in May.

Check out a snippet of “Senses,” the final monologue in the show:

“Kookspeak” will be performed on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 2:15 pm and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3:15 pm at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St., Hoboken, as part of the Digable Arts Festival. Admission is free. For more information, visit the Digable website.

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About Summer Dawn Hortillosa

Summer Dawn Hortillosa is a journalist specializing in arts and entertainment. Among other things, she is also an award-winning playwright, director, singer-songwriter and actress. Her work has been seen in The Jersey City Independent, The Jersey Journal and other publications.
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