Queens College Drama Department Stages First Reading of The Kitchen Plays at December 11 Fundraiser

–Notable Alumni Writers, Actors, and Stage Managers Participate
in Benefit Performance of Works Examining Domestic Themes–

QUEENS, NY, December 4, 2017—Queens College’s Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance is cooking up a special benefit performance on Monday, December 11: a staged first-time reading of The Kitchen Plays, a trio of one-act dramas set in and around the hottest place in every home.

Directed by QC Drama Professor Susan Einhorn, these works address everything but the kitchen sink—marital discord, grief, domestic responsibilities—and draw on the talents of writers, actors, and stage managers who studied at the college. Liz Bartucci, Regina Corrado, and Drew Sachs wrote the dramas. Bartucci has been published in Smith & Kraus’s Best Ten-Minute Plays and is the recipient of a prestigious Disney Fellowship. Corrado, a television writer and producer, was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Awards for her work on Deadwood. Sachs’s plays have been presented by the Boston Theater Marathon IX, The Drilling CompaNY, and PBS Television. The cast, all of whom earned MFAs from prestigious graduate schools in the United States and overseas, will include Joel Bernard, Marvin Duverne, Gabrielle Georgescu, Elyse Price, Max Roll, Thomas Stagnitta, Rosanny Zayas, and Claudia Feldstein, now a full-time faculty member.

A Q&A/talkback with the playwrights, actors, and director will follow the performance. Proceeds of the evening are earmarked for the department.

The Kitchen Plays will be presented in Goldstein Theatre at 7:30 pm. A VIP package, which includes a reception in the lobby of Colden Auditorium at 6:30 pm, is available at $50 per person. General admission is $25; students with QC ID pay only $10. To order tickets, call the Kupferberg Center box office at 718-793-8080 or visit Kupferbergcenter.org or ticketmaster.com.

    About the Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance

The Queens College Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance offers the study of the subjects appropriate for a liberal arts degree. A balanced combination of theory and practice aims at giving an understanding of the arts of drama, theatre and dance that can serve as a foundation for graduate study. Every effort is made to provide scope for the development of individual talent and skills as a preliminary step for those students who intend to pursue future conservatory training for a stage or dance career.
About Queens College

Queens College enjoys a national reputation for its liberal arts and sciences and pre-professional programs. With its graduate and undergraduate degrees, honors programs, and research and internship opportunities, Queens College helps its over 19,000 students realize their potential in countless ways, under the guidance of an accessible, award-winning faculty. The college was recently ranked tenth among U.S. public colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education for upward social and economic mobility. The Center for World University Rankings placed Queens College in the top 3.5% of schools worldwide, based on the quality of its education and faculty, the number of its alumni who find employment, and other factors. Located on a beautiful, 80-acre campus in Flushing, the college is cited each year by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s 100 “Best Value” colleges, and is routinely ranked a U.S. News & World Report Best College and Forbes Magazine Best Value College, thanks to its outstanding academics, generous financial aid packages, and relatively low costs. Visit qc.cuny.edu to learn more.

A leader in preparing future educators, Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the New York metropolitan area. It also contributes to New York City’s talent pool as a powerful economic engine and a leader in tech education, with more undergraduate computer science majors than any city college. Students from across the country and around the world come to Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music. Its renowned faculty and alumni include nationally recognized composers, conductors, and performers who have received nearly 40 Grammy Awards and nominations over the past 40 years.
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Maria Matteo
Office of Communications
Assistant Director, News Services