HAPPEN IN THE KITCHEN
Kitchen Theatre Company is a space for our community to engage in important conversations. Because of this, we have always been committed to telling bold and original stories on our stage, including ones that center historically marginalized and silenced communities. As theatremakers, we are responsible for bringing vivid, detailed stories of oppression, resistance, and resilience to life. And we theatremakers can help ourselves, and others, imagine what our world could be - a more just world - that celebrates the full human experience.
We invite you to join the conversation. Throughout our season, we host events around each production, including pre-show and post-show talks with community leaders, subject experts, and originating artists, to deepen the conversation. Performances with these additional events are our Affinity Nights, where we focus on the play's theme, the community it reflects, and the conversation it inspires. We intentionally invite and engage with those communities whose identities are most central within the play at these performances. All are welcome.
Kitchen Theatre Company's commitment to equity lies in the stories we tell, the artists we engage, the community we are a part of, and the conversation we hope to inspire. We intend to be a wholly inclusive, anti-racist organization, as it is essential to our mission and vision. We are eager to hear your thoughts. Please reach out to us at email@example.com.
2023-24 AFFINITY NIGHTS
Saturday, September 30, 2023 | Monsters of the American Cinema
We invite members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities to join us.
Before this performance there is a Kitchen Table Talk "Finding Community Through Horror," and after the performance, Kenneth McLaurin & Trece Stevenson return to the Kitchen with "Singing Notes & Slinging Jokes" - a unique blend of music, song, storytelling, and comedy.
Friday, October 27, 2023 | tick, tick…BOOM!
Saturday, Nov 18, 2023 | Scheiss Book
Friday, March 1, 2024 | Sanctuary City
Saturday, May 18, 2024 | The Turnaway Play
The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ were a flourishing nation of the Hodinǫ̱hsǫ́:nih Confederacy in the Finger Lakes Region, an alliance of six sovereign nations, until the American Revolutionary War. Although the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ remained neutral, the U.S. military attacked their communities, destroying villages and burning fertile cropland during the 1779 “Scorched Earth” campaign ordered by General Washington and executed by General Sullivan and Colonel Butler. This was an act of genocide during which the colonial army attacked over 40 Cayuga villages along the shores of Cayuga Lake, including Goiogouen - a major village with hundreds of acres of croplands. Other Hodinǫ̱hsǫ́:nih Nations faced similar military attacks. After the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ were violently expelled from their territory, the land was dispersed in parcels to American soldiers. The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ were separated from their homeland for over two hundred years, and today remain unrecognized as a sovereign nation by the state of New York which hinders their ability to live and thrive on their native land.
To learn more and support ongoing rematriation efforts, please visit www.gayogohono.org.
Kitchen Theatre Company collectively acknowledges that our theatre occupies space on the unceded traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ . The Kitchen Theatre continues to pursue ways of paying respect to the Hodinǫ̱hsǫ́:nih and all Indigenous peoples who have stewarded this land throughout the generations, and to their ongoing contributions: culturally, intellectually, artistically, and spiritually. We acknowledge the painful history of dispossession towards the Hodinǫ̱hsǫ́:nih and Indigenous people, and honor the ongoing connection of their people, past and present, to the lands and waters of Tompkins County.
Visit www.native-land.ca to find information about the Native Lands you come from and live on currently.
Kitchen Theatre Company is committed to sustainable practices that support the environmental justice and equity movements in our community, country, and world. From our LEED-certified physical building, to our green initiatives when fabricating production elements that appear on our stages, Kitchen Theatre Company is committed to sustanable practices that support the environmental justice movements in our community, country, and world.