A verbatim theatre production created by David Ellens, and produced in collaboration with the Calvin Theatre Company and the Service Learning Center, This is My Body weaves together five stories about people finding communion in their brokenness. My character, MIKE, was living with a form of Muscular Dystrophy called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Confined to a wheelchair with limited movement of my body, this performance taught me about a lot about stillness, but more importantly it taught me about the mystery of life that can change our wounds into things of beauty.


“The observant and somewhat spitfire nature of Mike is wonderfully portrayed by Koons, who convincingly conveys a complex character without the use of his arms or legs.”

“Ellens has spun together a thoughtful and engaging reflection on the significance of not only the communion, but of us — flawed individuals approaching the communion — as well.”