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Rachel Lampet
Kitchen Theatre Company

Kitchen Theatre Mission:

to create bold theatre within our intimate space that engages community and sparks important conversation.

In 1991, the Kitchen Theatre Company was created as a place where talented young artists could work together and hone their craft. Early productions were high energy and explored how we see the world. From the very beginning, thought-provoking works, and a commitment to a robust connection with the audience was infused into all the work presented. After 32 years, and over 200 productions, that still is the case. The Kitchen Theatre’s tagline – Important Conversation Happen in the Kitchen – remains the guiding light of all the work presented.

The post-pandemic time brought critical challenges. Audiences were used to staying home during Covid and are just now starting to return. Leadership at the Kitchen Theatre knew that to survive and thrive in this post-pandemic world restructuring and re-imagining would be key.

Artistic Director Emerita Rachel Lampert stepped back into Leadership, alongside former KTC staff members Stephen Nunley, Lesley Greene and Karl Gregory as volunteers, to help the theatre during the transition out of the pandemic. “We needed to re-think things. We convened focus groups and met with other performing arts organizations. It was a great opportunity to think outside the box. Going forward we have shifted our programming and created partnerships, for example co-producing with the Hangar Theatre, that will help us be stronger and financially viable going forward” says Lampert. “We finished our 2023/24 Season with sold out houses. Seeing audiences returning is the vote of confidence we needed.”

The Legacy Foundation has supported the Kitchen Theatre with several grants over the years, including underwriting their internship program and helping to fund a collaborative production with the Hangar Theatre this past Spring.  Legacy is proud to be able to support the Kitchen Theatre and their important conversations for our community.

Five shows are scheduled for the 2023/24 season. For more information on the Kitchen Theatre visit their website at www.kitchentheatre.org



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