Hot Kitchen will show you a works-in-progress piece for a new event going up February 2019. We will use this space to explore text that is unfit for speaking; performers will re-purpose varieties of referential text as a mode of communication with our spectator; juxtaposed with our own essays and writings on life.
Doors at 7pm. FREE ($5 suggested donation)
Formed in 2016, Hot Kitchen is a theatre and performance group based in Chicago, made up of eight artists hailing from Florida. All together, sometimes in pairs, or in any potential combination of members or outside collaborators, Hot Kitchen devises performances and experiences with a focus on the stupid and the absurd, disregarding the plot structures of traditional plays. The collective started with producing shows in found spaces around Chicago, ranging from church basements to clothing stores, working their way up to well-known Chicago performance venues. Recent productions include "Bad Boy World" at Rhino Fest 2018, "TEEN HEAT" at High Concept Labs, "Leap Dog" at iO Chicago's Mission Theater, "Big Girl Stuff" at Dfbrl8r Performance Art Gallery, and "Dan, Daniel" at the Lincoln Loft. Since their formation, Hot Kitchen also hosts an annual event called “13 Love Songs,” where they invite 13 artists / artist pairs from a variety of disciplines in the Chicago community to perform a response to a popular love song, hosted this year at the Den Theater in March. Beyond live performances, Hot Kitchen explores video art, with their short film “How We Wake Up,” made in collaboration with local Chicago filmmaker, Drew Angle. You can check out their work at hotkitchencollective.com or follow them on Instagram @hotkitchencollective.