Continues to November

The Two Kids
That Blow Shit Up

by carla ching
directed by meg taintor

OCT 20 - NOV 3, 2019

Diana and Max meet as kids, the day their parents start having an affair. During their parents’ tumultuous on-and-off relationship over more than two decades, Max and Diana are perpetually forced together and become the most unlikely of friends. They see each other through highs and lows, trying not to make the same mistakes their parents did. A hilarious and poignant play about trying not to fall in love with your best friend.

1 hour and 15 minutes, performed without an intermission
Recommended for ages 14+



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SHANNON TYO (Diana) Off-Broadway: Kentucky, Bikeman: A 9/11 Play, Dear Edwina. Favorite regional credits include The White Snake (Old Globe, San Diego), Miss Saigon(Pioneer Theatre Co, Music Theatre of Wichita, Cape Fear Regional), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee(Northern Stage, Tuacahn PAC, Pioneer Theatre Co), and Broadway Bounty Hunter (Barrington Stage). BFA Syracuse University.


CORY CENSEPRANO is a New York City based actor from the Bay Area. His recent credits have been as a cast member of the 2017 ABC Discovers: Talent Showcase. Theatre:Vietgone (TheatreSquared), FOB (The Drama League), Little Brother (Custom Made Theatre), 25th Annual...Spelling Bee(Los Altos Stage) 2012: The Musical! (San Francisco Mime Troupe), and more. TV: Blue Bloods, Bull. 


Creative Team


MEG TAINTOR is a theatre artist: a director, dramaturg, actor, and playwright. From 2015-2018, she served as the Producing Artistic Director for Opera House Arts, a community gathering space in Stonington, Maine rooted in the belief that access to and participation in the arts can change lives. From 2005-2014, Meg was the Artistic Director for Whistler in the Dark Theatre, a small ensemble theatre in Boston, MA that produced highly theatrical and physically inventive plays that question and challenge our assumptions about the world in which we live and the rules we live by. As a director, her work has focused on plays that blends a deeply personal examination of the world with a strong political viewpoint, including Caryl Churchill's Far Away and Fen, Biljana Srbljanovic's Family Stories, Naomi Wallace's One Flea Spare, Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson's An Iliad, a new adaptation of Ted Hughes' Tales from Ovid, Nicolas Billon's Greenland for Apollinaire Theatre, and Stupid Fucking Bird at the University of Maine at Orono. Most recently, Meg co-wrote and co-directed an adaptation of Down East Maine author Ruth Moore's short stories, I Have Seen Horizons: Ruth Moore's Stories from Maine. She has just completed her MLitt studies in the University of Glasgow’s postgraduate program in Theatre Studies. She lives in Glasgow with the best dog in the world.


AFSOON PAJOUFAR is a NYC based designer of set and environment for play, opera and live performance. Arriving at set design from a background in fine arts. Her work focuses on the proximity between audience, actors and environment. Her design for Cabaret is chosen for the 2019 American Exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space. Afsoon is originally from Tehran, Iran.


YI-CHUNG CHEN is thrilled to be part of the Kitchen for the first time! She is originally from Taiwan and now a NYC-based lighting designer. She is currently working as Resident Lighting Designer at Martha Graham Dance Company, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, and consistently designing lights for live performance at various venues. Her designs have been seen in NY at New York City Center, The Joyce, Chautauqua Theater Company, La Mama, Target Margin Theater, Shadowland Stages, New Ohio Theater, Dixon Place, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Judson Memorial Church, St. Marks Church, etc; internationally at Palais Garnier, National Taichung Theater, NCPA Beijing, Wuzhen Theatre Festival, among others. MFA: Boston University www.yichungchen.com


BAHAR ROYAEE (Born and raised in Iran) is a composer of concert and incidental music. The Boston Arts Review praised Bahar’s “haunting sound design” in her work with live theatre. In 2019 she received Pnea Projects prize to make an electroacoustic piece for Clair Chase’s Density 2036 part vi. Recognized as runner-up in National Saw- dust's 2018-19 Hildegard Competition, in 2017 Bahar was awarded from the Krourian Electroacoustic Competition in Iran, and won the Roger Sessions Memorial Composition Award - the top composition prize at Boston Conservatory. In the realm of theater and film music she has been working with Boston Experimental Theater Company and Hub Theater Company. She is currently working with Artivista Production company on their recent work, “ There is a portal” in NYC. In the realm of concert music, Bahar’s compositions have been performed worldwide, through various festivals including ICMC( NYC), Cortona (Italy), Banff ( Canada), Splice Festival (USA), Off Borders (Greece) by National Sawdust Ensemble Splice Ensemble, Mazumal and etc. Her concert music compositions both acoustic and electronic: are a mixture of tim- bral and sound-based atmospheric structures, interspersed with lyrical influences de- rived from her Iranian background( mostly Iranian lullabies). Bahar is very excited to make her Kitchen debut.


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