dear jacosa

On November 24, 2016, our dear Jacosa, founding member of MakeShift, left this earth.  She was a sister, best friend, source of joy and laughter, adventurer, agitator, sleeper, debater, dictionary, snuggler, lover, and creative bombshell.  As is generally the case when someone leaves us all of the sudden, we can’t believe we are writing this and much less do we know what to write.  So we’ll just write a letter to her…

Dear Jay-Bay, Cosa, Cosi, Jacuzzi, Cajosa, Jaybird, Jay, (help me out ya’ll we know there’s more),

Your death has shown us even more of you then we had ever imagined.  People believed that one could be happy and bad@##-y all the time because of you. You brought joy and awe into so many lives.  You touched and inspired so so so many people.

Your creative spirit, challenged us. You are the most beautiful coming together of darkness and innocence that we will ever see.  Thank you for inviting us to follow our art.  In your death we promise we will never loose it and we will carry you with us as our muse.  Rebellious, unique, quirkilly obsessed with the odd details, full of heart, Jacosa, whose name means laughter, and whose laughter echos through the chambers of our minds and hearts. We will never be without it.

We will love you always.

Our dear friend from CineBot Video made this incredibly beautiful montage that we would love to share…

<p><a href=”″>Jacosa Nao Kato: A Tribute</a> from <a href=””>CineBot Video</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


One response to “dear jacosa”

  1. […] year ago today, Jacosa passed.  We have been working rigorously toward her vision of a circus show about gender. Today we […]

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