Margarett Perry Joins the Kitchen Theatre Company as Resident Director

The Kitchen Theatre Company of Ithaca, NY is pleased to announce that Margarett Perry has joined the company as Resident Director beginning with the 2013-14 Season. Perry is a NYC-based director who has guest directed at the Kitchen Theatre Company since 2006, including the world premiere of Call Me Waldo by Rob Ackerman and several collaborations with playwright Brian Dykstra: Clean Alternatives, A Play On Words (premiere), Brian Dykstra Selling Out (premiere), STRANGERHORSE and The Two of Us (first full production). Her production of Private Lives in 2010 was the first in the KTC's newly renovated building. She has been at the helm of many of the theater's most memorable productions, including The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Mrs. Mannerly, Old Timesand A Marriage Minuet. For the 2013-14 season, she will direct Heroes by Gérald Sibleyras, translated by Tom Stoppard, Cock by Mike Bartlett, andSeminar by Teresa Rebeck. As Resident Director, she will also work with Artistic Director Rachel Lampert in play selection and future planning. "Margarett has already made so many significant contributions to the Kitchen by connecting us with wonderful playwrights and actors and by sharing her passion and experience with everyone at the Kitchen. I love that she will be spending more time in Ithaca and continue to help envision the Kitchen Theatre Company's future," says Lampert.

Perry's credits include: Off Broadway premieres of Brian Dykstra's Clean Alternatives (59E59, Fringe First Award-Edinburgh), Rob Ackerman's Call Me Waldo (The Working Theatre), Israela Margalit's First Prize (Arclight), Richard Abrons' The Body Politic (59E59), Brian Dykstra's A Play On Words (59E59), FJ Hartland's Mother Tongue (Abingdon) and Brian Dykstra's The Jesus Factor(Barrow Street). Perry is a regular at the Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio, where she has directed God of Carnage, Painting Churches, The Retreat from Moscow, and, most recently, the world premiere of Michael Slade'sUnder a Red Moon, which went on to a production at the Carnegie Center in Covington, KY. Her HRTC productions have won DayTony Awards for Best Overall Production and Best Ensemble, among others. Perry was the Producing Artistic Director of Access Theater in NYC for six years, where she directed and produced numerous plays and world premieres. She is an Artistic Fellow at The Lark Play Development Center, where she has worked with a variety of writers developing new plays. Upcoming productions include Other Desert Cities for the Human Race and Every Day A Visitor at the Harold Clurman, Off-Broadway, with the New Federal Theatre.

Bold, intimate, engaging... Kitchen Theatre Company (KTC), beginning its 23rd season, is downtown Ithaca's critically acclaimed and nationally recognized year-round professional theater company, specializing in regional and world premiere plays and musicals. KTC's intimate 99-seat theater is in its newly renovated, LEED-certified building in the West End neighborhood of downtown Ithaca, New York. KTC is the first not-for-profit recipient of the David R. Strong Memorial "Small Business of the Year" Award from the Tompkins County Chamber of Commerce and receives public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency, and the Tompkins County Tourism Program. The Kitchen Theatre Company also receives general operating support from the Shubert Foundation..

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