the night kitchen
Smart funny provocative theatre Artistic Directors Shari Hollett & Chris Earle Toronto, Ontario, Canada
About the night kitchen
Chris Earle and Shari Hollett founded the night kitchen in 1992 with a goal of producing intelligent, provocative, accessible theatre with an emphasis on satire and dark comedy. Their inaugural production, The Proceedings, written by Earle, and starring Hollett, Earle and Tim Sims, premiered at the 1992 Toronto Fringe. Since then they have co-created numerous shows, including Expectation (1993), Big Head Goes to Bed (1996),
Radio :30 (1999), Russell Hill (workshop – 2002, full production produced by Tarragon Theatre), Democrats Abroad (2005), and Hard Times (2010, co-produced with Puppetmongers and Theatre Passe Muraille). Many of the company’s productions have debuted at the Toronto Fringe or Summerworks festivals, and have toured to the New York Fringe, the HBO Aspen Comedy Festival and the Belfry Theatre’s Spark Festival. Democrats Abroad won a New York Fringe Excellence Award. Radio :30 won a Dora Mavor Moore Award - Outstanding New Play (Independent Theatre), a Floyd S. Chalmers New Play Award, a Canadian Comedy Award, and was adapted for CBC television by Crowstreet Films.