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Announcing Our 2017/2018 Season!

Kitchen Theatre Company's new Artistic Producing Director,
M. Bevin O'Gara, talks about the 2017-2018 Season

Smart People
By Lydia Diamond
Directed by Summer L. Williams
Regional Premiere

Do our belief systems stem from our environment, or are some prejudices hard-wired into us? With barbed wit, Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly) explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias and other sticky subjects in the controversial and fiercely funny new play Smart People. Four intellectuals — a doctor, an actress, a psychologist, and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race — search for love, acceptance and identity in a complex world where political correctness comes face-to-face with cold hard data.

Brahman/i: A One Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show
By Aditi Brennan Kapil
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
Regional Premiere

Kitchen Theatre Company transforms into a comedy club featuring a very unusual and completely hilarious stand-up routine in the second play of our season. Meet, B or  Brahman/i, a boy/girl from Athens, Georgia who explores everything from his/her/their Indian heritage to history, mythology, gender roles, and horrifying middle school experiences, with the assistance of J, electric bass playing side-kick.

Every Brilliant Thing
By Duncan MacMillan
Directed by Wendy Dann
Regional Premiere

1. Ice cream, 2. Water fights, 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV, 4. The color yellow, 5. Things with stripes. In Every Brilliant Thing, a young boy attempts to ease his mother’s depression by creating a list of everything worth living for. Through adulthood, as the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life. Every Brilliant Thing is a very funny and moving new play about the lengths we go to for those we love. It is an immersive experience, as members of the audience are called upon to help tell the story. You will want to see it more than once!

“A touching and unusual new work. Quite beautiful.” - New York Magazine

By Martyna Majok
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
Regional Premiere

In a world where even many jobs are gone, 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 - fighting to survive in America. A new play brimming with humor, wit, and a lot of heart.

"Vivid, perceptive and quietly gripping” - New York Times

Bright Half Life
By Tanya Barfield
Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover
Regional Premiere

A time-bending free fall through love. Follow Erika and Vicky as they hurtle through 25 years of love and heartbreak and a collection of the moments that make up our lives.  Bright Half Life is a stunningly honest depiction of the courage and strength it takes to walk through life together by Pultizer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield.

“BRIGHT HALF LIFE is profound – a well-written, engaging portrayal of smart women finding themselves, and each other.” – The New Yorker

By Walt McGough
Directed by M. Bevin O’Gara
Produced in collaboration with Boston Playwrights Theatre
World Premiere

Adam was the scariest man in the NHL, but that was all last season. Now he's down in the minors and high on pills, and he just trashed the Dunkin' Donuts Center locker room. His friends need to talk him down before he gets into real trouble, but he’s got his own agenda, and is spoiling for one last fight. A modern-day riff on Sophocles’ "Ajax," seen through the lens of the last true gladiator sport.

Matt and Ben
By Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers
Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
Regional Premiere

Two best friends, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, sit down to write their first screenplay, an adaptation of Catcher in the Rye (obviously) when suddenly a fully realized script falls from the sky. The name on that script: Good Will Hunting. What will these two friends do? Can fame literally land in your lap? Written by Mindy Kaling (of NBC’s The Office) and Brenda Withers, the gender-bending Off-Broadway hit Matt & Ben is a sharp skewering of celebrity culture and an affectionate look at favorite one of Hollywood’s favorite bromances. Bring a friend. Some things are meant to be shared.

“Deliciously spiteful sendup of Hollywood's naked emperors” - The New York Times