Kitchen Theatre / Theatre Productions, Ithaca, New York, 14850

The House
By Brian Parks
September 10 – September 28, 2014

Martyn and Shanny are downsizing, and Fischer and Lindsay are just starting out. A perfect buyer/seller opportunity. Or is it? What happens when nostalgia becomes attachment and attachment becomes obsession? A wildly irreverent comedy about selling the family home.

“Brian Parks writes with quick wit… There is something for everyone whatever your sense of humour.” -The Stage U.K.

Lonely Planet
By Steven Dietz
October 15 – November 2, 2014

At the height of the AIDS epidemic, with countless friends falling around them, Carl and Jody enlist their wit and sense of absurdity to navigate these new and troubling waters. A smart, touching exploration of the need for human connection and keeping memories alive.

“… a graceful writer, able to set up and work out his conceits with intelligent precision…hauntingly luminous moments.” – NY Times

Sunset BabySunset Baby
By Dominique Morisseau
December 3 – December 21, 2014

A former Black revolutionary, his outside-the-law daughter, and her drug dealing lover struggle to overcome the forces that derail families. What happens when the line between sacrifice and selfishness is blurred?

“This is talk that’s not only dynamic; it’s also dynamite, and it explodes when you least expect it.” – NY Times

Count Me In
By Rachel Lampert
January 14 – February 1, 2015

What happens when forever friends become “forever” again? A musical romp headed toward infinity by Kitchen Theatre Artistic Director Rachel Lampert, author of Tony and the Soprano, Bed No Breakfast, In the Company of Dancers, and many other music- and dance-filled pieces.

“Lampert’s theatricality is based on shrewd observations of life.” -Village Voice

A Body of Water
By Lee Blessing
February 18 – March 8, 2015

Avis and Moss, a middle-aged couple, awake every morning in a beautiful house surrounded by water, not knowing who or where they are. When Wren arrives on the scene, her answers just add to the uncertainty. A mystery about memory and family.

“[A Body of Water] simultaneously weaves the terrors of losing your mind and losing your freedom into a cozy package that horrifies and tantalizes with its simplicity.” – Talkin’ Broadway

Solo Performance Festival
March 25 – April 12, 2015

Lorraine Rodriguez-Reyes
In Mami Confessions, writer, actress and producer Lorraine Rodriguez-Reyes tells true stories of Mamihood from the Dolor-itos to the Faja-bulous, collected after the birth of her first child.

Darian Dauchan
Playwright, poet, and actor Darian Dauchan performs Black Sheep, his brilliantly devised new work. Darian has dazzled audiences in The Whipping Man, The Brothers Size and his solo pieces, Media Madness and Entertainers Eulogy. In Black Sheep, he challenges what is commonly accepted and puts the unexpected at center stage.

Michelle Courtney Berry & Ryan Hope Travis
Two upstate New York solo artists share an evening. Michelle Courtney Berry returns to the Kitchen with Mother Land, a richly-sewn quilt of stories and hilarious tales about such life-altering events as interracial marriage, motherhood, elder care, a recent trip to Africa and everything else in between. In A Shout in Salty Water, Ryan Hope Travis (Steven in KTC’s world premiere of Slashes of Light) looks at the inside stories of fathers who abandon their sons.

Swimming in the Shallows
By Adam Bock
Apr 29 – May 17, 2015

A lesbian wedding is in the works, if only Donna can stop smoking. Married couple Barb and Bob are heading toward Splitzville. She wants to pare down; he wants to accumulate. And Nick wants to stop bed-hopping and settle down, if only he can find the right partner. A brilliant comedy for five humans and one shark.

“A screwy little jewel of a play … It’s as unconventional a conventional look at love as you’ll find.”
– New York Times

Thin Walls
By Alice Eve Cohen
June 10 – 28. 2015

Alice Eve Cohen returns in a tale of big-city life and cultures colliding. A cast of characters all living in a once-elegant, now run-down NYC residential hotel are wonderfully brought to life with all their triumphs and flaws. Audiences who loved What I Thought I Knew will love this one too!

” … gripping… engaging… observant.” – NY Times

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