2.5 Minute Ride
By Lisa Kron
Directed by Zoë Golub-Sass
Nov 25 - Dec 9, 2018
Flip through the Kron family archives–from the annual Ohio amusement park vacation to the father-daughter journey to Auschwitz to see where his parents were killed–as one woman takes on the big things, the little things, and the unexpected ironies that tie them all together. From playwright Lisa Kron (Fun Home) comes an unexpected tragicomedy about coming to terms with where–and who–you come from.
LENA KAMINSKY (Lisa) is thrilled to return to the Kitchen where she was last seen in the world premiere of Birds of East Africa by Wendy Dann as well as Swimming in the Shallows, both directed by Rachel Lampert. Most recently she was in the Hangar Theatre's production of Fortune, written and directed by Deborah Zoe Laufer, at the Geva Theatre Center. Selected theater credits: Kodachrome and Black Pearl Sings! (Portland Center Stage); My Name is Asher Lev (George Street Playhouse); In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play (Syracuse Stage); Outside Mullingar (Saint Michael’s Playhouse); Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Virginia Stage Company); Love, Janis (Kansas City Repertory Theatre); Trying (Hartford TheaterWorks); as well as work with Passage Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Northern Stage, Cleveland Play House and others. TV/Film: Law & Order, Reunion (also co-producer) and the upcoming feature film Three Seconds. Lena sings and tours with Americana band Kate Vargas & The Reckless Daughters. Member of The Actors Center. LenaKaminsky.com.
LISA KRON (Playwright) has been writing and performing theater since coming to New York from Michigan in 1984. Her work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Her plays include the Fun Home, a musical written with composer Jeanine Tesori; The Ver**zon Play; In The Wake; Well; 2.5 Minute Ride; and 101 Humiliating Stories. 2.5 Minute Ride had its New York premiere at the Public Theater, received OBIE, L.A. Drama-Logue, New York Press, and GLAAD Media Awards, and continues to be performed by Lisa and others all over the world.
Lisa is a founding member of the legendary OBIE and Bessie Award-winning collaborative theater company The Five Lesbian Brothers whose plays, Oedipus at Palm Springs, Brave Smiles, Brides of the Moon, and The Secretaries, have all been produced by their theatrical home, New York Theater Workshop, and have been performed widely throughout the country both by the Brothers and by other companies.
Lisa has received playwriting fellowships from the Lortel and Guggenheim Foundations, Sundance Theater Lab, the Lark Play Development Center, and the MacDowell Colony, the CalArts/Alpert Award, a Helen Merrill Award, and grants from the Creative Capital Foundation and New York Foundation for the Arts. She was a resident playwright at the American Voices New Play Initiative at Arena Stage.
Lisa is a member of Actors Equity and serves on the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America.
ZOË GOLUB-SASS (Director) is the Artistic Fellow at the Kitchen Theatre. Her directing credits include: Lost and Found, What the Market Will Bear, and Pyramid Effect(Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Studio); R&J Redux (also co-adaptor, FringePVD and Brandeis Department of Theater Arts); Macbeth (Brandeis Department of Theater Arts); and Twelfth Night (Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts). She was the dramaturg of The Beard of Avon (Santa Cruz Shakespeare) and Dead Man's Cell Phone (also assistant director, Brandeis Department of Theater Arts). At the Kitchen, Zoë has served as the assistant director of Smart People (also associate director, Geva Theatre Center), Ironbound, Bright Half Life, and Matt & Ben. Additional assisting credits include: Taiga in the Berkshires (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Los Meadows (Boston Public Works); Mrs. Packard (Bridge Repertory Theater); A Doll's House(Huntington Theatre Company); and Marjorie Prime(Central Square Theater). Zoë studied Theatre and English at Brandeis University and was a member of the 2018 Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Corps.
PORNCHANOK KANCHANABANCA [NOK] (Sound Designer) is a Thai artist, sound designer, and composer based in New York and Chicago. She graduated from the Sound Design program at Yale School of Drama. Recent productions include Cymbeline (Original music, Yale Repertory Theatre), Be Here Now(Original music, Cincinnati Play House) Frontières sans Frontières (The Bushwick Starr), The Humans (Theatresquared), Alligator(New Georges & The Sol Project), Heartland (Geva Theatre), Father Comes Home From The Wars (Juilliard),Red Demon (Tokyo Metropolitan, Singapore Arts Fest). She has also collaborated on designs with theatre companies in Thailand including B-floor, Babymine, Crescent Moon, Makharmpom, Democrazy. www.wishnok-music.com
MEGAN PARKER (Scenic & Costume Designer) is a costume and scenic designer from Forest Hills, NY. She recently received her BFA from Ithaca College. She is so thrilled to be back at the Kitchen Theatre for another costume design and her very first Kitchen Theatre set design! meganparkerdesign.com
DAISY LONG (Lighting Designer) is a lighting designer for theater, dance and music. Recent credits include: The Scottsboro Boys (IRNE Award for Best Lighting); The Good Famer (American Theater Group); The Perfect Monster (TADA Youth Theater); Men on Boats (Speakeasy Stage Co, Boston); Evita, The Heart of Robin Hood, Catch Me If You Can, Macbeth (Interlochen); STET, Mother of Invention (Abingdon Theatre); Carousel, Cloud 9 (Connecticut College); The Brothers Size (Luna Stage); Discotropic (PS 122); The Elephant in Every Room I Enter (LaMaMa ETC); Macbeth (Amerinda), United Front (Primary Stages/Fordham); The Nomad, Smoke (The Flea). Proud member, USA 829. daisylong.com