5 Senses Theatre to Pair Fine Dining with Immersive Theatre in KRAV This June
krav (Pr. "crave") follows a dinner host and her guests through an underground supper club, featuring delicious four-course tasting menu with beverage pairings prepared by Executive Chef, Rick Martinez (Bon Appétit, Food Network).
YOU are invited to a dinner party to converse with the invited guests. In this immersive experience, the line between "audience" and "actor" no longer exists. What results is a unique unfolding of stories and relationships course-by-course throughout the evening.
Produced by 5 Senses Theatre, krav is directed by Daniel Adams and was originally created with Sarah Burkhalter. krav is the third installation in an Anthology of supper club experiences created by 5 Senses Theatre. Following the first two iterations, the third in the anthology focuses on power dynamics, and introduces storywriter Jason Aguirre and producer Natalie Gershtein.
krav combines the experience of live theatre and improvisation with the highest grade of culinary arts. The down-home and rustic cuisine of Louisiana takes an artistically modern spin and is placed center stage in what feels like a distinctively "New York" dinner party. Chef Rick Martinez pulls the sultry flavors of the Bayou into a multi-coursed contemporary Cajun menu for 25 food-obsessed guests. With each menu catered to its audience and the unique feel of the party, no two evenings will ever taste the same.
5 Senses Theatre creates immersive events that tantalize audiences' senses and explore social dynamics between people in intimate spaces. The company employs intensive collaborations across disciplines between theatre, music, improvisation and culinary arts to create original theatrical experiences that facilitate dynamic conversations.
Tickets: $97.00. Tickets are now on sale, available at www.5sensestheatre.com. Dinner Party Dates: June 5 & 6th, 2015; June 19 & 20th, 2015; and June 26 & 27th, 2015. Dinner party location is disclosed 24 hours before the event via text message.
About the producers of krav:
Daniel Adams (Director) is currently a Brooklyn-based director, producer and writer. He is the co-founder of 5 Senses Theatre and also a founder of the Hammer & Pick Collective. He has written and co-starred in Girl Gets Gay, Gay Gets Drunk, a cabaret about friends and enemies, and toured regionally with Living Voices. He worked with director Scott Thompson on American Showstoppers and the Broadway-aimed Harold Arlen musical, One For My Baby. In Texas, he has worked with Texas Arts Project, Hyde Park Theatre, TexArts, The State Theatre and Summerstock Austin.
Rick Martinez (Executive Chef). Hailing from Texas, Rick developed a passion for food and cooking from watching his mother cook and later working at a BBQ smokehouse. Rick is well versed in Mexican and Southern (US) food and culture. A graduate from the International Culinary Center in NYC, Rick worked the line at NYC's ABC Kitchen for two years. Transitioning to food television, Rick has worked for the Food Network as a food stylist for Brunch @ Bobby's, Thanksgiving @ Bobby's, Iron Chef America, Barbecue Addiction: Bobby's Basics, Beat Bobby Flay, Thanksgiving Live! and The Chew on ABC Network. Rick is now a writer and recipe developer for Bon Appétit's magazine and website, bonappétit.com.
Jason Aguirre (Story Writer) is a New York based writer, actor and director. As a member of DNA Comedy, Jason has appeared and written for DNA Comedy's AFFIRMATIVE REACTION: A Dance Comedy Show (UCB Chelsea), Mashterpiece Theater with Eliot Glazer (UCB Chelsea), Showgasm. (Ars Nova), and SketchFest 2014 (The P.I.T.) Chicago-area directing and choreography credits include: The Innocents' Crusade, Andre Gregory's Alice in Wonderland, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Boyfriend, Baby, and Suessical. In addition, he has studied improv, sketch comedy, and dance at UCB, Second City, The Annoyance Theater, The P.I.T, and Broadway Dance Center. www.jason-aguirre.com @Jason_Aguirre57.
Sarah Burkhalter (Original Co-Creator) is a Brooklyn-based actor, writer and producer. She recently produced a webseries for IFC called Unique New York, which is now featured on their website. Sarah is a founding member of The Hammer and Pick Collective, a theatre company creating and producing original work in NYC. As an actor, she can be seen in the indie hit Fort Tilden as well as a number of short films currently on the festival market. Sarah writes, produces and stars in a monthly show at the Annoyance Theatre in Brooklyn called You Do You: A Gay Review and can be seen performing weekly on the Annoyance improv house team, "Salt." She is currently writing and developing an exciting slate of film projects to be produced by her production company, Deep Fried Films.
Natalie Gershtein (Producer) is the co-founder and Artistic Producer of Beautiful City Theatre in Montreal. Natalie has worked with Cherry Lane Theatre, Lincoln Center Festival; The Public Theater on the Under the Radar Festival; Ars Nova Theater; Joey Parnes Productions on Here Lies Love; 101 Productions on the Broadway openings of The Elephant Man, and An American in Paris; Snug Harbor Productions during the Off-Broadway opening of Eve Ensler's Emotional Creature (Signature Theatre); and Bucks County Playhouse as the Company Manager for the 75th anniversary season. Select Producing Credits: Over There (HERE Arts Center), Smile (FringeNYC), and The Fall - Berlin Wall Project (14th Street Y, La Flamboyan). Education: MFA in Theatre Management & Producing, Columbia University.