After a 10 year journey to heal my voice & sing without pain again, I finally began recording an EP of my music called "Growing Like a Weed" in early spring 2023.
Partnering with my husband, Charlie Van Kirk on drums and mix engineering, and Asher Kurtz on guitar, the album is shaping up amazingly!!
After two weekends of Asher creating incredible guitar parts to work with my songs, our next steps are recording final drums, final vocals, bass and a few synths.
I am hoping for the record to come out in early 2024!
No One Is Coming To Save You is a one woman show of poems and songs, capturing the journey from internalized misogyny against the self, to finding healing, growth and personal power as a woman.
From "Standing in front of the refrigerator / hand in the peanut butter jar" to "The week we all thought ebola might mutate" to "I don't know what you've been through / but I know what the flood feels like" - Kerri Van Kirk tells the true story of eating disorders, world events, falling in love, toddler fever, and what it means to try again.
Kerri Van Kirk is a storyteller, healer & creative facilitator living in Midcoast Maine. Kerri uses autobiographical writing and performance projects - from one-woman shows to spoken word poetry - to unravel the narratives that surround being female in America. She has a BFA in Theatre from New York University and studied with the first cohort of artists, doctors and writers at the Center for Narrative Practice.
Van Kirk was chosen to be among the first facilitators of the groundbreaking program, Operation Conversation: Cops & Kids, a workshop that uses performance to promote empathy and understanding between the New York City Police Department and Inner City Black and Latino youth. She is a trained therapeutic monologue facilitator through StoryHealers International.
Kerri’s poems have been shared on Everyday Feminism, Feminist Wednesday, and and Upworthy, and she has performed her signature poem, "When I Have Gumption" at the Omega Women's Leadership Center's Women & Power Retreat and at Feminist.com's 20th Anniversary Conference.
Kerri Van Kirk was the original open mic host at Jalopy Theatre and School of Music, a non-profit arts venue in Brooklyn and co-produced a nationwide 14-city show called The Election Monologues with Tanya Taylor Rubinstein. She just recently moved to Maine from New York City and is re-discovering a love for live performance and theatre in a new and soon to be post-COVID landscape. In June 2021, she was part of the first cast to reopen The Waldo Theatre with a production of "Almost, Maine."
A poetry album about death, grief, aging and loss.
Shannon DeJong is a CEO. She’s also an artist. These two things are not mutually exclusive - however, they are extremely difficult to pull off. At the helm of her quickly growing San Francisco naming and branding agency, but equally passionate about performance art and acting, Shannon has been feeling like a woman divided.
Host Kerri Lowe, (an aspiring ArtistCEO herself) documents Shannon's journey as she attempts to integrate her two selves (her "artist" self and her "professional" self) in order to become one self - an ArtistCEO. Listen in to enter the mind of a newly-minted CEO doing business sans MBA...but with a background in performance art and Zen Buddhist philosophy.
Part narrative documentary, part performance art, part live-your-values kick-in-the-pants - ArtistCEO is the real story behind what it takes to make business and art play nice.
Kerri narrated, edited and co-produced two podcast series for the Milwaukee Art Museum. One about an investigation into the provenance of a misattributed painting, the other about modern art collector, Peg Bradley.
Kerri narrated, edited and
co-produced two podcast series for the Milwaukee Art Museum. One about an investigation into the provenance of a misattributed painting, the other about modern art collector, Peg Bradley.