solo performance · michael kass · Ages 15+ · United States

one person show world premiere

WINNER ‘Best of Fringe’ Extension!
WINNER Duende Distinction sponsored by The Vagrancy
NOMINATED Best Solo Show, 2013
NOMINATED O-Face Award, Best Production sponsored by Orgasmic Productions

LAist: “Absolutely wonderful. . .A worthy lineal descendant of Spalding Gray’s ‘Swimming to Cambodia,’ this Ceremony is an occasion to savor and certainly not to miss.” (Lyle Zimskind)

Examiner: “I was unprepared for the incredibleness that is ‘Ceremony’. . .this is a story that MUST be experienced.” (Bob Leggett)



July 12, 8 PM
July 19, 8 PM
July 26, 10 PM

A true story of love, fear and Ayahuasca. In June 2012, grappling with heart break and depression, Michael quits his job in the midst of a historically awful recession and finds himself in Peru drinking a noxious tea as a shaman looks on with a smile. How far is Michael willing to go to find transformation? And will he be able to find his way back?

Michael Kass is an award winning actor, writer and storyteller whose work has appeared in the Chicago Sun Times, the uber-hipster Thought Catalog (he’s still not sure how that happened) and The Moth Grandslam. ‘Ceremony’ is his first solo show.

Production Team

michael kass *

writer & performer

martin carrillo *

sound designer

* Fringe Veteran