Kitchen Sink Series


The Kitchen Sink offers performers and groups within the greater Ithaca community the opportunity to perform in a professional theatre.The Kitchen Sink is perfect for readings, concerts, screenings, full productions, and everything in between.

Thank you to our Community Engagement Sponsor, CFCU Community Credit Union, for making these performances possible.

If you are interested in presenting your work as part of the Kitchen Sink, please click here to learn more and apply.

Upcoming Events

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aunt mae comes to Town
October 26 & November 2

11am & 1pm 

Book & Lyrics by Rachel Lampert; Music by John Coyne

Aunt Mae is coming to town with her giant bag of treats, songs, and stories. See them come to life  before your eyes. Great for all ages!

Directed by Lesley Greene; Music Directed by Travis Knapp; Assistant Directed by Daisy Rudin

With: Natasha Bratkovski, Eric Brooks, Mike Cyr, Rachel Lampert*, Benno Ressa, and Mwape Sokoni

*member, AEA

This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.

Emmett & Ella: a Doggone mystery
February 8 & 15, 11am & 1pm 

Book & Lyrics by Rachel Lampert; Music by Lesley Greene

Emmett is a hound dog, Ella is a retriever. They are planning a big surprise for their human, Louella. But, things start to go awry. Why? Can they solve the mystery?

Recent Events Include



The Trump Card

by Mike Daisey
Adapted and Performed by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr.

Civic Ensemble’s Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. will perform Mike Daisey's edgy, funny, and provocative monologue “The Trump Card” at the Kitchen Theatre this Summer! Simmons performed the piece in a one night only performance last Fall to benefit our local radio station WRFI. If you missed it then, now’s your chance to catch this brilliant show.

“The Trump Card” is an exploration of the Trumps life story, influences, and his ascent to political power. The monologue analyzes the first reality television star cum president as a performer rather than as a politician. “The Trump Card” is neither comedic impersonation nor political diatribe, and is critical of Democrats, Republicans, and Progressives.

Its an examination of our current political moment and a call for self reflection among Americans of every stripe.

July 18-21 and 25-28, 2019
Thursday-Saturday 8pm; Sunday 4pm 

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by Liz Bauman & David Frumkin
directed by priscilla hummel

Featuring 20 musical numbers, a cast of 12, and a 6-piece band.

Hurricane Katrina is bringing Chaos and Calamity to New Orleans. Sam and Violet's romance is on the rocks just as they and their neighbors are forced to navigate the raging waters of natural disaster, personal tragedy, racism, and politics. Although powerful people leave devastation in their wake, others rise to the challenge, and the indomitable spirit of the Crescent City survives.

PREVIEW Aug 1 at 7:30 PM
Aug 3, 9, 10 at 7:30 PM
August 4, 11 at 3 PM