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