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Show times: Tues @ 7:00 (May 3 only), Wed & Thurs @ 7:30 PM, Fri & Sat @ 8 PM, Sun @ 4 PM, Thurs matinee @ 2:00 PM (May 12 only).

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Opening Night! Light food and drink provided.


Pre-show Lecture by Ross Brann

6:30 pm - Reception 
6:45 pm - Lecture: "Ibn Hazm and Arabic Love Poetry in Islamic Spain" by Ross Brann

Ross Brann is the Milton R. Konvitz Professor of Judeo-Islamic Studies at Cornell University. His books include "The Compunctious Poet", recipient of the 1992 National Jewish Book Award in Sephardic Studies. He wrote "Power in the Portrayal" with the support of the Guggenheim Foundation.

Ross Brann



Post-show discussion with the actors.

Paloma
By Anne García-Romero
May 1 - 22, 2016

Director: Margarett Perry
With: Fajer Kaisi*, Jacob Heimer*, and Alexandra Lemus*
UNDERWRITER
Viva

SPONSOR
BARRY CHESTER AND ELISSA COGAN
MEDIA SPONSOR
CSP Management
Recommended for ages 14 and up. Run time: 110 minutes, a 10 minute intermission..
SYNOPSIS

Paloma and Ibrahim meet at NYU in a graduate literature course. He is devoutly Muslim, she is nominally Catholic, and their immediate attraction comes as a surprise to them both–and presents serious problems for dealing with their families. When they make an impulsive decision to visit the ancient cities in Spain where the world’s great religions once coexisted in peace, it has life-changing consequences for everyone. A beautiful play about faith, love, and the cataclysmic moment when tradition and passion collide.

Margarett Perry, Fajer Kaisi, Jacob Heimer, and Alexandra Lemus talk about Paloma
REVIEWS

"Paloma’s crystalline structure throws off glints of joy and sorrow, trailing refractions of centuries of time as it delivers a modern Romeo & Juliet romance, of lovers sundered by generations of distrust. Contemporary, sexy, concise yet vibrant, funny and piercingly sad, the play marks the Ithaca debut of playwright Anne García-Romero, a wondrous debut in Kitchen Theatre’s rapturous production under director Margarett Perry." - Ithaca Times

"Their struggle is authentic and pertinent, and the actors’ charming chemistry brings it alive. ...The story unfolds over many months, creatively and fluidly staged by director Margarett Perry, and in a strikingly designed space." - Ithaca Journal

"For the Kitchen's beautifully appointed production (scenic design by Gary Smoot), director Margarett Perry skillfully, almost musically, guides the winning cast of three through the time-shifting structure." - Syracuse Post-Standard

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CREATIVE TEAM
Anne Garcia-Romero ANNE GARCÍA-ROMERO (Playwright): Anne García-Romero's plays include Provenance, Mary Domingo, Mary Peabody in Cuba, Earthquake Chica, Desert Longing, Juanita's Statue and Santa Concepción. Her plays have been developed and produced most notably at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, the Los Angeles Theatre Center, the Mark Taper Forum, Summer Play Festival (Off-Broadway), the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, INTAR, HERE, New Georges, Borderlands Theater, Nevada Repertory Company, Jungle Theater, East L.A. Repertory, The Orchard Project and The New Harmony Project. She's received commissions from the NYSF/Public Theater, The Mark Taper Forum, The Goodman Theatre, South Coast Repertory and The Denver Center Theatre Company. She's been a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis as well as a MacDowell Colony fellow. Her plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, NoPassport Press and Playscripts. She's the Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Assistant Professor in Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. She's an alumna of New Dramatists and the Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit. She's currently a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists. www.annegarciaromero.com
Margarett Perry

MARGARETT PERRY (Director) is the Resident Director of the Kitchen Theatre Company where she has directed over 20 productions since coming here in 2006 with Clean Alternatives by Brian Dykstra. Last season Perry directed the world premiere of The House by Brian Parks and Sunset Baby by Dominique Morisseau. Other KTC favorites include The Motherfucker with the Hat, Call Me Waldo, Private Lives, The Two of You, Old Times, A Play on Words, STRANGERHORSE and A Marriage Minuet. Perry is also a regular at the Human Race Theatre Company where her credits include Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Retreat from Moscow, Painting Churches, Under a Red Moon, and most recently, Lewis Black’s One Slight Hitch starring KTC favorites Brian Dykstra, Rita Rehn, Dana Berger and Alex Sunderhaus. Perry has directed and developed new work Off-Broadway and in regional theatres across the country as well as in Los Angeles, Scotland and London. Perry was the Producing Artistic Director of Access Theater in NYC for six years where she directed and produced numerous plays and world premieres. She is an Artistic Fellow at The Lark Play Development Center where she has worked with a variety of writers developing new plays. She is currently in development with Center Theatre Group on Brian Dykstra’s Used to Was (Maybe Did). Other upcoming projects include the world premiere of a Theresa Rebeck play at San Francisco Playhouse. www.margarettperry.com

GARY SMOOT (Scenic Design) loves to make things! He has created theater sets and art installations in Seattle (Annex Theatre, The Empty Space, On the Boards, Consolidated Artworks and The Pound Gallery), in Los Angeles (Circle X, and Boston Court), and in New York (Here Art Center, NYMPH, FringeNYCjr (with Jamey Hood!) and B-Side Productions). He is happy to be working with everyone here at KTC (such an incredible community of talent!), and especially happy to finally have the opportunity to collaborate with Margarett Perry.

ERIK HERSKOWITZ (Lighting Design) is a senior B.F.A. theatrical production arts major at Ithaca College from Tappan, NY. His previous Kitchen Theatre Company credits include assistant lighting designer for Buyer & Cellar. Other design credits include SemeleThe Good Person of Setzuan at Ithaca College, and lighting designer for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Wells College. Recent assistant work includes The Fantastics at Cider Mill Playhouse, Informed Consent atWestside Arts, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey at the Duke on 42nd, and L’Étoile at Ithaca College.

NATE GOEBEL (Sound Design) is a Syracuse, NY native, who graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in Theatre and Creative Writing. He is KTC's Production Fellow this season. Sound design credits include Dancing Lessons (KTC/Geva Theatre) and Beauty and the Beast (Hamilton College).

ELIZABETH FRINO (Props) is a Props Artisan, Scenic Artist and Scenic Designer from Pompton Plains, NJ. She currently works as a Scenic Artist for Lehigh University’s Department of Theatre.  Her past credits include Props Master for Primary! for the Sanguine Theatre Company, Scenic Artist for Dancing Lessons at the Kitchen Theatre, Props Master for Peter and the Starcatcher at the Kitchen Theatre, Scenic Designer for Urinetown for the Gas Lamp Players, Scenic Designer for Romeo and Juliet at Lehigh University, and Assistant Scenic Designer for Caught at Interact Theater.  www.elizabethfrino.com

Lisa Boquist

LISA BOQUIST (Costume Design) has designed and coordinated costumes for a number of previous productions at Kitchen Theatre Company, including: Thin Walls, A Body of Water, Lungs, Black Pearl Sings!, Heroes, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, The Whipping Man, Circle Mirror Transformation, Irma Vep, Red Light Winter, Broke-ology and Waiting For Spring. Other favorite designs at the Kitchen include Mary’s Wedding, Bed and Sofa, Last Train To Nibroc, I Become A Guitar, Nine Parts Of Desire, and Precious Nonsense. She runs her own studio, where she designs and constructs prototypes, mascots and custom clothing for film and public appearances. She has been the Textiles Coordinator and Design Associate for MacKenzie-Childs, Ltd., and presently runs the costume shop at Cornell University. There she is responsible for training students in all aspects of costume construction, and has designed costumes for: Picasso At The Lapin Agile, Beat Box Bard, Bedroom Farce, and Drama, Dance And The Disco Of Desire, among others.

Jen Schilansky

JEN SCHILANSKY (Stage Manager) has been the resident stage manager the past three seasons. Previous production favorites include: Slashes of Light, Seminar, Venus in Fur, From White Plains, Black Pearl Sings, Cock, What I Thought I Knew, The Motherf**cker With the Hat, The Whipping Man and Brian Dykstra Selling Out. Prior to moving to Ithaca, she spent five years as the resident stage manager for Stageworks Theater in Hudson, NY. Credits for Stageworks include: Tomorrow In The Battle, Tennis In Nablus, The Divine Sister, The Amish Project, Imagining Madoff, Nowhere On The Border, Forbidden Broadway, Falling: A Wake, Souvenir and Gutenberg! The Musical! She has also stage managed for Half Moon Theater in Poughkeepsie and Bard College. As an actor, she performed the role of Killer as well as the Stage Manager for The Time Of Your Life at the Rhinebeck Performing Arts Center, Madeline Monroe in Tony & Tina's Wedding at Proctors in Schenectady NY and numerous productions with Classics at the Point. A native of Catskill, NY, Jennifer holds a BA in Acting from Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA.

Brendan Komala

BRENDAN KOMALA(Technical Director) is joining the Kitchen for his fourth season of theater in downtown Ithaca after several years working on the Cornell campus. He has built sets for a number of groups including the Cornell's Department of Theatre, Film, and Dance, Steppenwolf Theatre, Next Theatre Company, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and Breadline Theater Group, among others. He is happy to be joining KTC for another year of creative creations.

JUDY BOWMAN, CSA (Casting Director) - With KTC:  THE MOUNTAINTOP, SWIMMING IN THE SHALLOWS, BODY OF WATER, COUNT ME IN, SUNSET BABY, LONELY PLANET, LUNGS, VENUS IN FUR, BLACK PEARL SINGS, THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT & THE TWO OF YOU. Recent NY: A DAY BY THE SEA(Mint/Austin Pendleton), WOMEN WITHOUT MEN (Lortel nomination for Best Revival), CONNECTED (59e59/Project Y), & THEATER MASTERS’ TAKE TEN FESTIVAL. REGIONAL:  AN OCTOROON (Woolly Mammoth), THE WAY OF THE WORLD (Dorset Theatre Festival, writer/director Theresa Rebeck) & GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER? (St. Michael’s Playhouse). Frequent collaborations with San Francisco Playhouse, Partial Comfort, Jewish Plays Project, Your Name Here & Humana Festival. FILM: THE DWARVES OF DEMREL, HURRICANE BIANCA(with Bianca del Rio & Rachel Dratch), LOST CAT CORONA, GOLD STARCOPENHAGEN, and numerous short films and webseries. Adjunct Asst. Professor at Columbia University Film School’s MFA program. 

CAST
Fajer Al-Kaisi

FAJER KAISI (Ibrahim Ahmed) is thrilled to be making his debut at Kitchen Theatre Company. Recent regional credits include playing Amir in Disgraced (at Pittsburgh Public Theater), performing in the world premiere of Informed Consent as Garham (at Geva Theatre Center and Cleveland Play House), Aeneas in Troilus and Cressida, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and as Shahid in the Off-Broadway and international tour of Aftermath (in partnership with Arktype and NYTW). Film and television credits include "Billy Lynn's long halftime walk," "Madam Secretary," "Blacklist," "Person of Interest," "The Good Wife," "Law and Order," "30 Rock," Deadbeat," "I'll Come Running," "Nurse Jackie," "Mohawk Girls," and "Unforgettable". Fajer is also a regular audio book narrator with over 30 titles available at audible.com. Some of his favorite recent titles are Tehran Noir, Two hours, and Native. @dearfajer on Twitter and Instagram.

Jacob Heimer

JACOB HEIMER (Jared Rabinowitz) Theater: Soul Doctor (Off-Broadway), Twelfth Night (Elm Shakespeare), Seminar (W.H.A.T.), Orpheus Variations (HERE Arts), As You Like It (CT Free Shakespeare), Fantasticks(Palm Beach Dramaworks),  Next to Normal (Music Theater of CT), Legend of the Word (Matt Cowart). TV/Film: Difficult People (Hulu), The Bleeder (w/ Liev Schreiber), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix),  Gold Star (w/ Robert Vaughn & Cathy Curtin), and Maybe Sunshine (web-series). BFA Syracuse University. Immeasurable love and gratitude to Iris, Mom&Dad, J&Z, Bruce, Reed, Judy, Bloc, Gabi, and as always Tirzah for believing. jacobheimer.com

Rachel Burrtram

ALEXANDRA LEMUS (Paloma Flores) is excited to be making her east coast stage debut with Kitchen Theatre Company. Recent LA Credits: Den of Thieves (Stella Adler-LA), Chicanas, Cholas, y Chisme (Casa 0101). Workshops/Staged Readings: Used to Was Maybe Did (Center Theatre Group), The Madres (San Diego Repertory Theatre). Film Credits: Detained in the Desert (Josefina Lopez) and the upcoming thriller Killing Joan (Todd Bartoo). Recent scholarship graduate of Stella Adler Academy-Los Angeles. Full of love and gratitude to this cast and crew, her family, friends and mentors. www.alexandralemus.com


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