The Kitchen -or- 9 1/2 Minutes of Subcontinental Absurdity
by Naveen Bahar Choudhury

To prevent their daughter from making a disastrous mistake, two parents
take whatever measures necessary to stop her – no matter how absurd.

Director: Jamie Richards

Andrew Guilarte, Sakina Jaffrey*, Seril James, and Yasmin Kazi
*appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Tickets are $18.
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Sept. 9-27:


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The River Crosses Rivers:
Short Plays by Women Playwrights of Color

presented by Going to the River 2009!

This exciting festival features new work from thirteen playwrights including the
Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Ruined, Lynn Nottage, the award-winning author of
Breath, Boom, Kia Corthron, and renowned actor and activist Ruby Dee

Ruby Dee Lynn Nottage Kia Corthon
Ruby Dee Lynn Nottage Kia Corthon

Tickets are $18. To order, click here or call 866-811-4111.

The River Crosses Rivers will run in two series from September 9 - 27.
Click here for the full performance schedule.

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Purchase an All Rivers Pass and see both Series for just $25!
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Series A:

THE KITCHEN or 9 1/2 Minutes of Subcontinental Absurdity by Naveen Bahar Choudhury, directed by Jamie Richards*

RISEN FROM THE DOUGH by France-Luce Benson, directed by Holli Harms*

LADYBUG GONNA GETCHA by Kara Lee Corthron, directed by Pat Golden

THE STEP-MOTHER by Ruby Dee, directed by Chuck Patterson

ANGELS IN THE PARKING LOT by N.N. Ewing, directed by Seret Scott

BANANA BEER BATH by Lynn Nottage, directed by Talvin Wilks*

RALLY by Bridgette Wimberly, directed by Clinton Turner Davis

Series B:

TRUTH BE TOLD by Melody Cooper, directed by Petronia Paley*

DIALECTIC by Kia Corthron, directed by Chuck Patterson

HOT METHUSELAH by J.e. Franklin, directed by Imani Douglas

JESSE by P.J. Gibson, directed by Lydia Fort

SLOPPY SECOND CHANCES by Mrinalini Kamath, directed by Kel Haney

SPIRIT SEX: A PARANORMAL ROMANCE by Desi Moreno-Penson, directed by Adam Immerwahr

* denotes EST Member
P.J. Gibson J.e. Franklin
P.J. Gibson J.e. Franklin

Going to the River was founded in 1999 at the Ensemble Studio Theatre by the late Curt Dempster and Elizabeth Van Dyke, the Producing Artistic Director. The Executive Producing Director is Jamie Richards. The primary goal of Going to the River is to provide a major New York City forum in which professional African-American female playwrights may develop, refine and present their work.

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The River Crosses Rivers is an Equity-Approved Showcase.

As a developmental theatre EST thrives in partnership with individual and institutional donors who believe in the company's mission and programming. EST's 2008-2009 season is funded, in part, through public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, and through major gifts from The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Shubert Foundation, Harold & Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, Lila Acheson Wallace Theater Fund of the New York Community Trust, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, The New York State Council on the Arts, The Scherman Foundation, The Tournesol Project, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Anonymous, and Jerome Foundation. EST is deeply grateful to all of its supporters and is proud to list all donors on our website and in our programs.
The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501 ©3 not-for-profit secular arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. For information please visit
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