#veralinus - LOVE + MOON

for though the moon is not a river...

There is a man and a woman who live a devious life, which is, of course, always beautiful, as such things are. They live in the forest of a dream, untethered from time, passionately yet dangerously entwined.
Ball & Bjornsdottir's The Disastrous Tale of Vera and Linus is a surprising, playful and haunting collection of stories and schemes. With a combination of experimental performance crafting and the poetry of Vera & Linus, Kipuka Theater presents an evolving theatrical work, featuring the unsuspecting public as the primary element to complete our tales. Our work is designed for outdoor PUBLIC SPACES.  Tickets provide schedule, maps and context.


...it is the mother of all rivers

Eamon Fahey as Linus
Kym Bernazky as Vera
Albert Anderson as Linus
Shelli Jean Grant as Vera
Eusebio Arenas as Linus
Louisa Debutts as Vera
Our creative team includes Andrew Valentine, Caitlin Michener, and Lani Sidman. Video by Matt Proctor.
This work is dedicated to the memory of Terayama Shuji and Tenjo Sajiki.


  1. Dress for the weather.
  2. Performances will take place rain or shine.
  3. Be discreet and try to blend in, so as not to reveal yourself as a spectator.
  4. You are free to explore the experience anyway you wish.
  5. Performances will continue for 60 minutes and are designed on the clock for each site.
  6. ‚ÄčNo refunds or exchanges.

Requirements: For the "Intimate Track", you must have access to a cellular phone with the ability to receive text messages. For the "Panoramic Track", you will receive a map via email with all necessary times and locations.

WAIVER AND RELEASE: By purchasing tickets for the "Disastrous Tale of Vera & Linus" ("Event") offered by Kipuka Theater, the receipt and sufficiency of which is hereby acknowledged, you agree to assume all risks, known and unknown, foreseeable and unforeseeable, in any way connected with your participation in this Event. You accept personal responsibility for any liability, injury, loss, or damage in any way connected with your participation in the Event.


Thank you to A. Cafritz of Salem Art Works, writers J. Ball & T. Bjornsdottir, Terayama-fan M. Ikuta, artists involved in prepping the work: J. Moliere, C. Nicholson, S. Treanor, S. Romagnolo, P. Delahunt, A. Hayes & Sage of M45 Clothing, and for the generous contributions from: M. McMorris, V. Pendergrass, P. Salvo, R. Rivera, P. Bird, E. Villalobos of Villalobos Bros, M. Gabriel, T. Hagos, A. Kauhini, R. Cachola, K. Rattley, G. Ferrer, P. Valentine, S. Featheran, M. Erfani, T. Madden of PlayBuilders, M. Chadwick, J. Kittrell, D. Dandrea, A. Yocom, K. Douglas, D. Mandel of Harvey Eyeballs, D. Glipsie, C. Carter, J. Santos, J. Rosania, N. Pursell, L. Sidman, M. Michener & J. Michener of AHHAH, S. Vodoor.