Kristen Kosmas + Leon Finley
The People’s Republic of Valerie, Living Room Edition

DATE/TIME/TICKETS

October 28 – November 3, 2019

Kristen Kosmas returns to The Chocolate Factory for the first time since her critically acclaimed 2012 performance There There.

The People’s Republic of Valerie, Living Room Edition is a collaboration between writer/performer Kristen Kosmas and visual artist Leon Finley. The project began in March of 2018 as a performance duet given for free or by donation in living rooms across the country to raise money for Path With Art in Seattle — or other organizations that provide direct aid to unhoused residents in cities beyond Seattle. The People’s Republic of Valerie, Living Room Edition is an abstract political commentary on the seemingly relentless upsurge in violence to people and the planet in recent years. It’s an attempt to transform feelings of despair, grief, and rage into something of value, into positive action, into something of beauty that might uplift and create space and occasion for imagination and community.

Performances will take place at an offsite location in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

Image by Leon Finley

Created and Performed by Kristen Kosmas and Leon Finley.