Kitchen Theatre Company Announces 2020-2021 Season

The season will feature recordings of previous productions, an online Script Club and more.

Kitchen Theatre Company Announces 2020-2021 Season

The Kitchen Theatre Company, Central New York’s Off Broadway theatre, is excited to announce plans for it’s 2020-2021 season. The Journey to 30: A Celebration of KTC’s Past, Present and Future will offer twenty hybrid and online events and culminate in one live, World Premiere production in June of 2021. The season will build towards the theatre’s 30th Anniversary next season.

The Journey to 30 is divided into three themes, and offered in four acts (see attached for specific date and titles).




  • The Past: Three streaming videos of previous productions recorded live in the Percy Browning Performance Space starring some of Ithaca’s favorite actors (Karl Gregory, Susannah Berryman and Erica Steinhagen) capped by a personal retrospective film directed by KTC’s Artistic Director Emerita Rachel Lampert.

  • The Present: KTC will tackle the vital conversations happening around racial and social justice through our online Script Club. Featuring 5 plays by Pulitzer, Obie and Ovation-award winning playwrights of color, each event will be hosted by some of the best actors and directors of color from around the U.S.

  • The Future: The Kitchen will offer a front row seat to the creation of the next generation of American plays through two innovative New Play Development Workshops, performed live and streamed directly from the Kitchen Stage.

The season will conclude with a return to production, with one live, in-person World Premiere, staged outside in June of 2021 – SHAPE by Kara-Lynn Vaeni – with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Southern Methodist University, and Ithaca’s own Advantage Fitness.

“This season is so incredibly rich with great stories” said Interim Artistic Director David Winitsky. “The amazing 30-year story of the Kitchen Theatre itself; the vital stories of Americans of

These Cheap Fall Decor Finds Are Amazon’s Best-Kept Secret This Season


Autumn, arguably the most beautiful time of the year, is officially here, and these surprisingly inexpensive home goods are ready to make your house look (and smell) like the season. 

There are tons of affordable ways to decorate your home for fall — think burlap bunting, orange plaid throw pillows, gorgeous gourds, and cozy candles. We foraged Amazon’s home department and discovered tons of fun fall finds that are all loved by shoppers, come with hundreds of rave reviews, and (perhaps the best part) are all under $30. 

Fall Decor Under $30

  • Yihong Orange Fairy Lights Set, $10.32 with coupon (orig. $13.99)

  • Happy Fall Burlap Bunting Banner, 8.99

  • 4th Emotion Buffalo Check Throw Pillow Covers Set, $12.99

  • Yankee Candle Crisp Fall Night Jar Candle, $23.41

  • Ulmisfee Autumn Outdoor Lantern, $19.99 (orig. $39.99) 

  • Fall Leaf String Light Garland, $9.89 (orig. $10.99)

  • Mulee Plaid Check Pillow Case Covers Set, $14.99

  • Simhomsen Embroidered Leaves Table Runner, $19.99

  • RY King Battery-Operated Flameless Candles Nine-Pack, $25.99 (orig. $39.99)

  • Gold Tan Ivory Tassel Garland, $10.49 (orig. $13.99)

  • Yankee Candle Autumn Wreath Large Jar Candle, $16.88 (orig. $27.99)

  • Denlix Mercury Glass Pumpkin Light, $23.75 with coupon (orig. $25)

Shoppers looking to add shades of red, orange, and yellow to their home can do so with a festive garland or a colorful embroidered foliage table runner. Updating your throw pillows with buffalo check-clad covers is another easy upgrade, and these $13 beauties have earned a near perfect rating and over 4,700 five-star reviews.

Fragrant candles and twinkling lights are the way to go if you want to warm up your space. Battery-operated candles and fairy lights can be set up just about anywhere, while fall-inspired scents, like “Autumn Wreath” and “Crisp Fall Night,” will infuse your abode with seasonal aromas. Take a cue from Meghan Markle and

The Ultimate Fall Decor Guide for a Holiday Season at Home

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Decorating for fall is one of those simple, inexplicable, and reliable pleasures that has its chance every year, regardless of any trials and tribulations (we’re looking at you, 2020). Richly scented candles and warm-hued throw pillows are particularly attractive around this time, and with the official start of fall already behind us, it’s the moment to pull out the autumnal table runners and throw blankets.

Farah Merhi at home.

Courtesy of Farah Merhi

Farah Merhi, designer, author, entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Inspire Me! Home Decor, and the first-ever Designer Looks Style Expert for Value City Furniture, gave Travel + Leisure her tips on styling a home for the season. We’ll all be spending more time indoors over the next few months than we probably have in previous years, so heed her advice and make your space the best it can be for you.

1. A dining table is no longer just a dining table.

“People are rethinking how their living spaces function for them in this new world by investing in quality, comfy, and versatile foundation pieces like dining tables and sectional sofas that meet their new needs,” Merhi says. As we spend more time at home, people are more focused on furniture pieces that make a statement, but will withstand everyday activities that happen at home.”

She adds, “For example, dining tables are no longer being used just for daily meals. Activities like homework, arts and crafts, baking, playing board games, and so on are all happening right at our dining table.” In the same vein, couches are no longer just restful places for many — instead, they’re work stations and