By Nina Raine
June 2 - June 23, 2019
Director: M. Bevin O'Gara
With: Joey Caverly*, Karl Gregory*, Adrianne Krstansky*, Dean Robinson*
Projections for TRIBES sponsored by Digby Charitable Trust
Sponsor: Elissa Cogan and Barry Chester
Billy, born deaf into a fast-talking, academic family, was never taught sign language. Pushed by his parents to assimilate into the hearing world by reading lips, he has spent most of his life flying under the radar. But when a young woman introduces him to the Deaf community, Billy decides it is time his family learns to communicate with him on his terms. Told in spoken English and sign language, Tribes explores the danger of not listening—and what it means to be truly heard.
KTC favorite Karl Gregory will be back at the Kitchen in the role of Billy's brother Daniel.
Show times: Tues @ 7:00 (June 4 only), Wed & Thurs @ 7:30 PM, Fri & Sat @ 8 PM, Sun @ 4 PM, Thurs matinee @ 2:00 PM (June 13 only).
JUN 2, 4, 5 - PREVIEW NIGHTS
JUN 2, 5- PAY WHAT YOU CAN NIGHT
Pay the amount that works for you for your ticket!
Available only on the day of the performance. To get your Pay What You Can ticket, come to the lobby before the show (doors open at 6 PM that evening). Tell the box office manager that you are here for Pay What You Can night.
Pay What You Can Night is made possible in part through the support of Program Sponsors Digby Charitable Trust and Agava Restaurant.
JUN 6 - OPENING NIGHT
Opening Night! Light food and drink provided.
JUN 7, 14 - ACTORS' FORUM
Post-show discussion with the actors.
JUN 16 - POST-SHOW TALK
Free guest lecture after the show. Speaker TBA.
has recent credits that include performing in Children of a Lesser God (U/S) at Studio 54; Tribes at SpeakEasy Stage Company, Studio Theatre, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre; Beertown and Squares with Dog & Pony DC; Tales of Honor and Anchovies and Tales of Courage and Poultry with Faction of Fools Theatre Company; and numerous works at his alma mater, Gallaudet University. He was involved with National Theatre of the Deaf, performing in Journey of Identity, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, and a number of shows for young audiences. His recent directing work includes Romeo & Juliet, Cloud 9 (assistant), Dr. Faustus, The Philadelphia, and Noises Off (which gained recognition from The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival). He received his BA in Theatre Arts from Gallaudet University.
recently named “Best Actor” by the Ithaca Times, Karl has been in over 45 productions at KTC. Favorite shows include: Every Brilliant Thing, Hand To God, Buyer & Cellar, Peter and the Starcatcher (SALT Award), Gutenberg! The Musical!, Fully Committed(SALT Award), SantaLand Diaries, Swimming In The Shallows, as well as title roles in A Perfect Ganesh, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and The Servant of Two Masters. Regional: Testosterone (Cherry Arts), Ever So Humble, The 39 Steps (Hangar Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew(SFSTL), The Importance of Being Earnest (Trinity Rep). NYC credits: From White Plains (Fault Line Theatre, GLAAD Media Award), FROGS (Fault Line Theatre), Mother’s Day (FringeNYC Encore Series), BecauseHeCan (Personal Space Theatrics), The Servant of Two Masters (PS122). TV: ALPHA HOUSE, NIGHTCAP. BFA- Syracuse University, MFA- Brown/Trinity Rep. He and his husband, Andrew, now split their time between NYC and Ithaca. www.karlgregory.com
Boston area credits include Paradise Lost, Britannicus and Ubu RockAmerican Repertory Theater; Doll’s House, Come Back Little Sheba (Elliot Norton and IRNE Award) Huntington Theater Company; Every Brilliant Thing, Tribes, Body Awareness, Snakebit Speakeasy Stage Company; Blackberry Winter, Imagining Madoff, On the Verge, Holiday Memories, Three Viewings, 2.5 Minute Ride New Repertory Theater; New Electric Ballroom Gloucester Stage; The Roommate, Barbecue Lyric Stage; and GaryBoston Playwrights Theater. She has appeared regionally at the Steppenwolf Theater and La Jolla Playhouse. Film credits include principal roles in American Woman, Olive Kitteridge and The Company Men.
is delighted to return to The Kitchen, where he has appeared in several plays, including The Cripple of Inishmaan, Swimming in the Shallows, The Chairs, Circle Mirror Transformation, and Nora. Other area performances include Sirens, Perfect Crime, and Dancing at Lughnasa (Cider Mill Playhouse), Bee-Luther Hatchee (Cornell), and White Rabbit Red Rabbit and George Kaplan (the Cherry Arts). Regionally, Dean has performed at A.C.T. (San Francisco), Trinity Repertory Theatre, American Southwest Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, and New York’s Public Theatre as well as performed in the international tour of Robert Wilson’s The Black Rider. He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed The Actors’ Gang where he has directed and acted in multiple plays including Peer Gynt, Woyzeck, Titus Andronicus, Carnage - A Comedy, The Lower Depths, and The Imaginary Invalid (directed by Beth Milles). Dean is a graduate from the Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University; he is currently an assistant professor of theatre at Ithaca College, where he teaches voice, movement, and acting.
After graduating from Oxford, Nina Raine began her career as a trainee director at the Royal Court Theatre. She dramaturged and directed the hard-hitting verbatim play Unprotected at the Liverpool Everyman, for which she won both the TMA best Director Award and the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for an Outstanding Production on a Human Rights Theme. Her debut play, Rabbit, which she also directed, premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in 2006 and after a sell out run transferred to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End before being produced as part of the Brits off Broadway festival in New York. The play earned her the Charles Wintour Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright as well as the Critics Circle Award for most Promising Playwright. She directed her second play, Tiger Country, at Hampstead Theatre. Her commission for the Royal Court Theatre, Tribes, directed by Roger Michel, enjoyed a sell out run and won an Offie award for best New Play. It was also nominated for both Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best New Play. Tribes had its North American Premiere at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York in 2012 where it won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play, the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, and the Off-Broadway Alliance Award. Tribes has also been produced in Hamburg, Budapest, Sao Paolo, Zargreb, Wellington and Melbourne. There were thirteen upcoming productions in the USA including at the Steppenwolf, Chicago. Nina has also directed at the Royal Court Theatre: Shades, which went on to win Critics Circle and Evening Standard Awards for Most Promising Newcomer, and Jumpy, which then extended its run at the Duke Of Yorks Theatre in the West End.
is Artistic Producing Director at the Kitchen Theatre Company. As a director, Bevin's credits include The Who & The What by Ayad Ahktar, Milk Like Sugar by Kirsten Greenidge (Elliot Norton Award nomination for Best Production) and Becoming Cuba by Melinda Lopez at the Huntington Theatre Company; The Bridges of Madison County, appropriate, A Future Perfect, Tribes (Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards for Best Production), and Clybourne Park with SpeakEasy Stage Company; Brahman/i, Chronicles of Kalki, You for Me for You, Love Person, and The Pain and the Itch with Company One Theatre; Phedre with Actors’ Shakespeare Project; Fast Company with the Lyric Stage Company, Marjorie Prime with the Nora Theatre Company, How Soft the Lining and Translations with Bad Habit Productions, Two Wives in India and Gary with Boston Playwrights’ Theatre, 2.5 Minute Ride with New Repertory Theatre, and Melancholy Play with Holland Productions.
has designed projections/video for ArtsEmerson (Kiss, Mala, Sugar), Speakeasy Stage Company (The Bridges of Madison County, Tribes), Revels Inc. (Christmas Revels 2016), Lyric Stage Company (Fast Company, Dear Elizabeth, Chinglish), New Repertory Theatre (The Snow Queen), Poets' Theatre (Albatross), and the Huntington Theatre Company (Ryan Landry's M). They received an IRNE award for Projection Design for a Small Stage in 2016 for Albatross at the New Repertory Theatre. Ari works as the Lighting and Projection Supervisor for the Office of the Arts at Emerson College. They graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Design/Technology. ariherzig.com
Ms Todesco designed Brawler last season at the Kitchen. Most recent credits include Small Mouth Sounds (Speakeasy Stage), and 1776 (New Repertory Theater). Theater companies include Actors' Shakespeare Project, ART Institute, Company One, Boston Conservatory, Central Square Theater, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, the Culture Project, Gloucester Stage, Huntington Theatre, Boston Playwrights, Merrimack Repertory Theater, New Repertory Theater, Olney Theater Center, Orfeo Group, Poet's Theater, Stoneham Theater, Harbor Stage, Summer Play Festival, Trinity Rep, Wheelock Family Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival among many more. She has designed for the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston and at Tanglewood. For Outstanding Design, she is the recipient of four Elliot Norton Awards: The Clean House (New Rep), Twelfth Night (ASP), The Aliens and The Flick (Company One) and an IRNE Award: appropriate(Speakeasy Stage). She earned a BFA in painting from Boston University's School of Visual Arts, and an MFA in scenic design from BU's School of Theatre Arts, where she currently teaches.
is a professional Lighting Designer who happens to be Deaf. She returns to the Kitchen Theatre Company having previously designed Matt and Ben (SALT Nominee for Best Lighting Design) and Brahman/I. Off-Broadway: I Was Most Alive With You (Playwrights Horizons). Select Regional: Under the Breeches, Steel Magnolias (Alabama Shakespeare Festival); Steel Magnolias (Dallas Theater Center); Follies (Astoria Performing Arts Center); Small Mouth Sounds, The Bridges of Madison County, and Tribes (Speakeasy Stage Company); The Who and The What (Huntington Theatre Company); Fast Company (Lyric Stage of Boston). Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts Program, Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. anniewiegand.com