Test Kitchen 2.0

Test Kitchen 2.0 – Try Something New!


Launching Reboot Theatre Company’s 5th-ish Anniversary Season.
 The award-winning Reboot Theatre Company* opens their 5th-ish Anniversary Season with Test Kitchen 2.0.  A two-night special event providing space for artists to ‘try something new’. 

Reboot has solicited original works (play, music, poetry, dance, artwork, you name it) from creators of all levels, and are giving them an opportunity to showcase it. Any original work was fair game, and it didn’t have to be for the stage.

The evening is curated by Artistic Director Jasmine Joshua (Reboot’s Private Lives, Nordo’s Christmas Killings at Corgi Cliffs, associate director XY at Village Theatre, assistant director Bliss at 5th Avenue; Bread Crumbs at ACT, Here and Their at 5th Avenue Theatre’s First Draft Program) as well as providing dramaturgical support. Joshua has this to say about 2.0, “It’s been hard for me to be creative since quarantine. I wanted Reboot to help encourage and support artists to nurture themselves artistically. We as a community need you. Take care of yourself, make something, and share it.” 

The Test Kitchen 2.0 is separated into two delicious evenings with half the artists showcased each night.  Each artist’s segment is anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes long, cumulating in an evening of around 90 minutes of NEW art.

WHAT: 13 different creative temptations spread out over two evenings. 
WHEN: Monday Nights, October 12th and October 26th @ 7pm 
WHERE: Streaming LIVE on our Youtube and Facebook page
HOW: Test Kitchen 2.0 is a FREE event and open to all. A donation in lieu of a ticket purchase is appreciated, suggested at $10 per person. Click here to Donate.
RSVP: Please RSVP. October 12th and/or October 26th. We’d love to know you’re attending.


ACT ONE
7pm Monday, October 12th**
_____ form Prologue (transform prologue) by Adam Kern
directed by Gin Hammond, featuring Liz Femi, Julie Rei Goldstein, Frank Lawler, Mandy Rose Nichols, with support from Clint Sears


kintsugi by Jen Anderson
directed by Harry Turpin, featuring Stacie Hart


Holy Shit by Jessica Robins & Sara Geiger
directed by Harry Turpin, featuring Jessica Robins and Sara Geiger


Cry by Pamela Hobart Carter
featuring Mark Fox and Annie Yim

Fumes by Megan Twamley
directed by Zandi Carlson, featuring Khari Constantine, Maddy Noonan, and Chelsey Sheppard

It doesn’t take a genius by Michael Dare
featuring Michael Dare

ACT TWO
7pm Monday, October 26th**
Radio Hour by Laurel Andersen
directed by Lisa LeGrande, featuring Jordan Cobb, Jianzi Colón-Soto, and Anna Stacy

The Pharaoh and His General by Thomas Peters
directed by Emily Wallace, featuring Shawna Avinger

Oma Ghost by Sophia Metcalf
directed by Sophia Metcalf, featuring Sophia Metcalf and Fox Worth

Meteor(ite) by Zed

TBD by Jesse Calixto

Half a Crayon by Arrhythmio

Unnamed Monster Series by Kelleen Conway Blanchard
directed by Jordan-Michael Whidbey

**order is subject to change
For a special sneak peek into the Test Kitchen 2.0, join us Monday night October 5th @ 7:30pm for Reboot rePresents; episode 7, hosted by Harry Turpin. This live web series will feature many of the creative artists behind the upcoming Test Kitchen 2.0. The episode will stream live on Reboot’s Facebook and YouTube channel.

Through a combination of nontraditional concept, interpretation, and casting Reboot Theatre Company’s mission is to test new interpretations of established works both as a way for local artists to stretch their wings and for audiences to experience shows in a different light. Reboot is the proud recipient of grants from 4CultureSeattle Office of Arts & Culture, and the BECU People Helping People Award.

*Gregory Awards: Sweeney Todd (2019 People’s Choice fro Outstanding Musical), Little Shop of Horrors (2018 People’s Choice for Outstanding Musical, Director, Performer), Broadway World: 1776 (2015 Best Costumes), Fly by Night (2017 Best Musical, Best Ensemble), Little Shop of Horrors(2018 Best Costumes).