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By Martyna Majok
Jan 21 - Feb 4, 2018

Director: M. Bevin O'Gara
With: TBD

Viva Taqueria

Recommended for ages 14+.

Lansing Star

Hard-working Polish immigrant Darja is done dating cheaters and dreamers. It’s time to look out for herself and the only thing that matters more—her son. Over the course of three relationships, two decades and three presidential administrations, Darja must decide how hard she’s willing to fight for what she loves most. From rising star Martyna Majok comes a portrait of a woman for whom love is a luxury - and a liability - when fighting to survive in America. A new play brimming with humor, wit, and a lot of heart.


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"You seldom see plays that are both harsh and wonderful, but that is the balance that Polish-born playwright Martyna Majok strikes” The Washington Post

Martyna Majok

MARTYNA MAJOK (Playwright) was born in Bytom, Poland, and aged in Jersey and Chicago. Her plays have been performed and developed at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Women’s Project Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, and The John F. Kennedy Center, among others. Awards include The Dramatists Guild's Lanford Wilson Award, The Lilly Awards' Stacey Mindich Prize, Helen Merrill Emerging Playwright Award, Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding Original New Play or Musical at The Helen Hayes Awards, The Ashland New Plays Festival Women’s Invitational Prize, The Kennedy Center's Jean Kennedy Smith Award, Marin Theatre’s David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize, New York Theatre Workshop’s 2050 Fellowship, Aurora Theatre’s Global Age Project Prize, National New Play Network’s Smith Prize for Political Playwriting, Jane Chambers Student Feminist Playwriting Prize, and The Merage Foundation Fellowship for the American Dream. Commissions from Lincoln Center, The Bush Theatre in London, The Geffen Playhouse, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, and Manhattan Theatre Club. Publications by Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French, TCG, and Smith & Kraus. Residencies at The Vineyard Arts Project with The Public Theatre, Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Fuller Road, Marble House Project, and Ragdale. BA: University of Chicago; MFA: Yale School of Drama, The Juilliard School. She has taught playwriting at Williams College, Wesleyan University, SUNY Purchase, Primary Stages ESPA, NJRep, and as an assistant to Paula Vogel at Yale. Alumna of EST's Youngblood and Women's Project Lab. Martyna is a Core Writer at Playwrights Center and a member of The Dramatists Guild, The Writers Guild of America East, and New York Theatre Workshop’s Usual Suspects. Martyna was a 2012-2013 NNPN playwright-in-residence and the 2015-2016 PoNY Fellow at the Lark Play Development Center. martynamajok.com 

Bevin O'Gara

M. BEVIN O'GARA (Director) 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 PerfectTribes (Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards for Best Production), and Clybourne Park with SpeakEasy Stage Company;  Brahman/iChronicles of KalkiYou for Me for YouLove Person, and The Pain and the Itchwith 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.

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DAVID ARSENAULT (Scenic/Lighting Designer) has designed productions ranging from small, found-space projects to large-scale musicals. Kitchen Theatre Company: A dozen shows including A Body of Water, Sunset Baby, Seminar, Cock, Black Pearl Sings! (also Geva Theatre), The Motherf**ker with the Hat, The Whipping Man, Call Me Waldo (also Working Theatre), Selling Out, and Mary's Wedding. In New York City, he has designed productions at The Westside Theatre, Theatre Row and 59E59 Theatres, among others. He has worked with Prospect Theatre Company, The Play Company, kef Productions, New Federal Theatre, and the Working Theatre. Regionally, his work has been seen at the Bucks County Playhouse, Hudson Stage Company, Geva Theatre, Gulfshore Playhouse, No Rules Theatre Company, UrbanArias, and the Merry Go Round Playhouse. As an associate, he will be working on the Broadway productions of The Color Purple and King Charles III this fall. Other associate credits include collaborating with director/designer John Doyle on the NYC revivals of Sondheim's Passion and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro at Classic Stage Company and the revival of The Color Purple at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London. As a design assistant, he worked on the Broadway production of Constellations with designer Tom Scutt and has also worked for designers Santo Loquasto, Andrew Jackness, Tobin Ost, Wilson Chin, Alexander Dodge and David Korins. He has spent summers in the scenic design studio at the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival and in the props department at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA. He currently resides in Manhattan and has a degree from Ithaca College.

LISA BOQUIST (Costume Design) has designed and coordinated costumes for a number of previous productions at Kitchen Theatre Company, including: Precious Nonsense, Thin Walls, A Body of Water, Lungs, Black Pearl Sings!, Heroes, The Motherf**ker with the Hat, The Whipping Man, Circle Mirror Transformation, Irma Vep, Red Light Winter, Broke-ology and Waiting For Spring. Other favorite designs at the Kitchen include Mary's Wedding, Bed and Sofa, Last Train To Nibroc, I Become A Guitar, and Nine Parts Of Desire. She runs her own studio, where she designs and constructs prototypes, mascots and custom clothing for film and public appearances. She has been the Textiles Coordinator and Design Associate for MacKenzie-Childs, Ltd., and presently runs the costume shop at Cornell University. There she is responsible for training students in all aspects of costume construction, and has designed costumes for: Picasso At The Lapin Agile, Beat Box Bard, Bedroom Farce, and Drama, Dance And The Disco Of Desire, among others.

LESELY GREEN (Sound Design) has been a big fan of Kitchen Theatre Company since soon after she happened to see a performance by Rachel Lampert & Dancers in 1997. She began to volunteer and work part-time at the theater in 1998 and has been a full-time staff member since 2003. Lesley studied physics, geology, and atmospheric science at Cornell University (and has three degrees to prove it). All that science training finally became useful in last season's Physics Fair, a musical she wrote with Lampert and performed at Kitchen Theatre Company in January 2015 and at the American Association of Physics Teachers meeting in Maryland last summer. Lesley's work at the Kitchen includes leading the marketing area, creating sound & projection designs (Mary's Wedding, The Brothers Size, The Whipping Man, Last Train to Nibroc, Speech and Debate, among others) composing music (Physics Fair, Park Play, Winter Tales, Emmett & Ella's Big Apple Escapade, and more), dancing and choreographing for Dance the Night Away, and acting in Family Fare productions. Lesley is a co-founder of Porchfest, a music festival held on the porches of the Fall Creek and Northside neighborhoods since 2007. Her husband is Robbert van Renesse – Ithaca's only ukulele-playing, unicycle-riding computer scientist – and they have great kids!


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