Premiering as part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut series:
LookOut is Steppenwolf’s performance series that presents the work of artists and companies across genre and form. Emerging artists and performance legends, quintessential Chicago companies and young aspiring ensembles, familiar Steppenwolf faces and new friends.
Thursdays, January 17 - February 7 at 8pm
$20 General Admission, $15 Industry
We were never scientists from the start and we never will be. Despite this, we are on a mission to understand the science in its vastness, and we invite you to watch us try to capture and swallow it whole, holding it close to us when we feel alone at night. This is BIG SCIENCE, a brand new devised performance, created for you by Hot Kitchen.
The collective’s newest performance, BIG SCIENCE, will re-purpose text, imagery, and movement from the scientific field as a mode of communication with their spectator; juxtaposed with their own essays and writings on life. It is an adventure through the cosmos; a blast-off into the unknown, and a journey to find out if dark matter really does exist.
Directed by Jiana Estes & Audrey Polinski
Devised with Lindsey Barlag Thornton, Kaylyn Carter, Claudia Castillo, Carol Crosby, Katelyn Douglass, Katie Friedman, Alex Hovi, Wade Howard, Jasmine Henri Jordan, and Andy Slavin.
Design and Costumes by Katie Friedman and Charley Guptill
Promotional Photos by Drew Angle
Special Thanks to High Concept Labs, SAIC, Comfort Station.
Hot Kitchen is hosting a party & a FUNdraiser all-in-one!
Proceeds will help support production costs for our newest endeavor, BIG SCIENCE, coming in 2019!
This event is FREE, but we’ll be taking donations ALL NIGHT!
For a small donation you can also, get your Tarot cards read, purchase a zine, enter a raffle to win a date with Alex Hovi & much much more!!
& special performances by:
Jasmine Henri Jordan
Katelyn Douglass & Kaylyn Carter
The Celebrity Twins
& Chelsea Holmes
Stop by anytime throughout the night to catch some art & boogie with us, or come for the whole thing!!
***IMPORTANT*** HALF of all donations made from this event will be donated to Project Fierce Chicago, a local organization supporting homeless LGBT youth. Learn more about them at http://projectfiercechicago.org/
& help us raise that $$$ !!!
(If you can’t make it, but you’d still like to donate, Venmo @hotkitchen with the note “BIG SCIENCE!”)
Hot Kitchen Collective
Katelyn Douglass & Drew Angle’s new film, Terrible Accident at the Bread Factory will be premiering Oct 20th at the American Legion Tatler Post.
This film was made with a lot of love and a ton of Hot Kitchen friends, come on out and party with Marty!
Party starts @ 8
Movie starts @ 10
“After falling into an industrial cooking vat at work, Marty's coworkers welcome him back to the bakery with an extravagant party.”
The Neofuturists are turning 30!
Alex, Claudia, and Audrey will be performing as a part of their fundraiser, Can't Stop//Won't Stop!
A series of curated performances with other local Chicago artists will begin at 3pm. Then, catch Jasmine afterwards in a very special performance of THE INFINITE WRENCH at 7pm!
Thursday, June 7th, 5-10pm, FREE
"ACTIVATE is a popular annual series of pop-up arts programs launched in 2014 that transform alleys and other unexpected places into creative exhibition spaces. ACTIVATE brings people together for an evening of exploration, interaction and celebration in the public realm, inspiring guests to see the Loop anew."
Check out this blog post from the Chicago Loop Alliance featuring Hot Kitchen!!
We will show 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.
Join Hot Kitchen Collective this March, as 13 of the collective's favorite artists and groups in the city each create an original piece in response to a classic or not-so-classic love song. Year 3 of our Chicago run features:
It's Oh So Quiet by Bjork - Leah Urzendowski and Anthony Courser
Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding - Glitter Moneyyy
Love & Happiness by Al Green - Po'Chop
Love On The Brain by Rihanna - Sydney Bauer
I Wanna Be Your Lover by Prince - Carly Wicks
LOVE. FEAT. ZACARI. by Kendrick Lamar - Mar Curran
See You Again by Tyler, The Creator - Bindu Poroori
Loving Is Easy by Rex Orange County - Nora Sharp
Love On Top by Beyonce - Parlour Tapes+
Baby, I Love Your Way by Big Mountain - Andy Slavin
I'm N Luv (Wit a Stripper) by T-Pain - Focus Group LLC
Quartz by TV On The Radio - Hot Kitchen
Tainted Love by Soft Cell - Sonal Aggarwal
Special thanks to George McConnell for launching 13 Love Songs in 2013.
Join us for an evening of music, comedy, dance, performance art and none of the above. Grab a drink, grab your lovers, and let's get down.
Tickets are $15 at the door!
by Alex Hovi & Jiana Estes
Part of Rhinofest 2018
Can you carry two weeks of groceries up four flights of stairs in one trip without getting tired? How many puppies can you hold before you start crying? Bad Boy World is an original devised performance exploring what it means to be a boy, if anything at all. Creators Jiana Estes and Alex Hovi, of Hot Kitchen, use personal stories, music, movement, and pop culture to show you their most inner boy selves.
Audrey will be joining Sand on January 20th in their recurring show Sand & Friends with Steppenwolf's LookOut Series.
ABOUT THIS SHOW: Sand is an improv ensemble based in Chicago. The members of Sand are Thomas Kelly, Scott Nelson and Mike Brunlieb. They are accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Tim Joyce, a frequent collaborator and good buddy. In performance, Sand improvises a series of scenes that explore the lives of three characters. Gentle, sweet little misfits and power-mad demonic rage-machines and kinda vacant functionaries and righteous Christian punk guitarists are some of Sand's favorite people. New City magazine describes Sand's work as having a simultaneous darkness and empathy that evokes David Lynch, and we like that just fine.
Check out Sand on Facebook
How do we resist home, and how do we also miss it so dearly? Focusing this new piece on beach towns—what they are, how they are lived in, the members of Hot Kitchen will create an ode to their roots, using their own experiences to explore something they all have in common—growing up in Florida.
Directed by Jiana Estes and Audrey Polinski.
Performed by Claudia Castillo, Kaylyn Carter, Carol Crosby, Katelyn Douglass, Katie Friedman, Charley Guptill, Jasmine Henri Jordan, Wade Howard, Alex Hovi, Izah Ransohoff, and Andy Slavin
Tickets available here.
Hot Kitchen will be sharing a piece from their work in the High Concept Labs' Sponsored Artist Program.
6:30 to 7:30 VIP Dinner • 7:30 to 11:00 PM General Admission
Celebrate the autumnal season with High Concept Labs this October at the 2017 Fall Open House. Celebrate the growth of the organization and the great work of our past and present Sponsored Artists at the warm and inviting Hairpin Arts Center in Logan Square. Enjoy beverages and lite bites, performances, installations, music, and much, much more—all while mixing with artists, supporters, and HCL staff. #HCLOpenHouse
ABOUT THE HCL OPEN HOUSE
A tradition that reaches back to the beginning of the organization, HCL’s biannual Open House gives an opportunity for artists and audiences to come together and celebrate new artwork in an environment of experimentation and discovery. Each Open House includes exciting works by present and past Sponsored Artists, highlighting the diversity and impact that the program has made upon the Chicago arts landscape. Hundreds of participants enjoy new and interactive experiences amidst food and drink in an atmosphere of transformative celebration.
Catch Audrey and Jasmine in We Are a Lighthouse at Links Hall!
Devised by Lindsey Barlag Thornton, Corey Smith & Udita Upadhyaya and Performed by Amanda Dunne Acevedo, Alexis Atwill, Audrey Polinski, Ethan Parcell, Izah Ransohoff, Jasmine Jordan, Jon Penick & Jordan Harris.
We Are A LightHouse builds upon Lindsey’s interests in the metaphysical and existential through an examination of our daily lives that we live out alone, together—and sometimes both, simultaneously—here on earth and beyond.
Fri, August 25, 2017, 7:00 pm, Links Hall At Constellation
Created and performed by Katelyn Douglass & Audrey Polinski
Can a Cheeto dismantle sadness? Katelyn and Audrey say yes, it can.
Not too long ago, Katelyn was eating a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and came across one that looked very similar to a dog. But not any kind of dog... One that flew through the air... a LEAP DOG. She submitted it to a contest hosted by Frito-Lay, and LEAP DOG lost. But in a time of despair, a time of defeat, Katelyn and Audrey saw LEAP DOG as more than just a cheesy treat... They saw hope.
For TWO NIGHTS only, witness Audrey and Katelyn declare their devotion to LEAP DOG, and share parts of themselves with it and you. It will be bright, it will be cheesy, and it will be orange.
May 14 & 21 @ 10pm, $5, Free for iO students