In the Kitchen show poster
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Dates and times

In the Kitchen

March 8–31 2024, Mainspace Theatre

Written by Fatuma Adar, Augusto Bitter, Olivier Choinière, and Rosa Labordé
Directed by Kat Sandler

A Factory Theatre World Premiere Production

Four playwrights join forces to tackle the classic ‘kitchen sink drama’ trope. Sharing a cast and set, the anthology of new works creates a mini-multiverse inside a kitchen and one unforgettable night of theatre.

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About the Playwrights

Fatuma Adar

Fatuma Adar is a Somali-Canadian writer based in Toronto. She was long-listed in CBC’s Creative Nonfiction Prize and profiled in Up Close: Young Black Women Making Canada Better. In 2017, she joined the third cohort of The Bars Workshop at the Public Theater in New York City. Her work has been featured in the Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, Maclean’s and an anthology entitled Black Writers Matter published by the University of Regina Press. Her musical Dixon Road took home the 2022 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Musical.

Augusto Bitter

Augusto Bitter (any pronoun) is a Venezuelan-born, Dora Award-winning performer, writer, facilitator and artistic producer based in Toronto. They have been a Resident Artist at Canadian Stage, Aluna Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, and hub14. They are currently commissioned by the City of Toronto and Soulpepper to create an immersive experience at Spadina House Museum. Augusto’s first play, CHICHO, is now a short film in post-production, and they are developing a dance-theatre piece, Reina, with musician Y Josephine. Augusto has also made four video-poems, Reina (in isolation), cannibal, golden girl, and for this child I prayed, with the support of TO Live, Toronto Queer Film Festival, Glad Day Lit’s Naked Heart Festival, and Montréal Pride. They’ve been an artist educator with Soulpepper Theatre and the Paprika Festival, and facilitate creative-writing workshops across the GTA with with Story Planet. More at

Olivier Choinière

For more than twenty-five years, Olivier Choinière has worked as a playwright, director and translator for the theatre. He is the Artistic Director and co-Executive Director of L’ACTIVITÉ, a creative company based in Montreal. With his shows, Olivier Choinière explores different forms of representation and seeks to give an active role to the spectator. His texts have been translated into several languages ​​and have won numerous distinctions, including the Michel-Tremblay Prize, the Siminovitch Prize and, more recently, the Marcel-Dubé Prize. Olivier Choinière teaches at the National Theater School of Canada and frequently gives talks and workshops. His texts are published by Atelier 10, Leméac and Dramaturges Éditeurs.

Rosa Labordé

Rosa Labordé is a critically acclaimed Chilean Canadian Playwright, Screenwriter, Director, and Actor. As a playwright she’s been produced across Canada at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, Neptune Theatre, Touchstone Firehall Theatre and The Belfry Theatre as well as performances at Playwright’s Horizons and the Arthur Seelen Theatre in New York City. She’s been a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, been nominated twice for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for best new play and received the KM Hunter Artist’s Award for Theatre. Currently she’s commissioned by the Factory Theatre, Tarragon Theatre, and The Stratford Festival of Canada. Rosa is a graduate of The Oxford School of Drama in Oxford, England, and The Canadian Film Centre’s Primetime Television Writing Program. Most recently she co-created, wrote, and stars in the upcoming Crave Original series Nesting.

About the Director

Kat Sandler

Kat Sandler is an award winning screenwriter, playwright, director and the Artistic Director of Theatre Brouhaha in Toronto. She has staged seventeen of her original plays in the last eight years, including most recently, Yaga (Tarragon Theatre) and the simultaneous double bill of The Party and The Candidate (The Citadel Theatre), where the same cast raced back and forth between two theatres to perform in two simultaneous political farces, and Late Night, a theatre/tv hybrid produced with Moses Znaimer that recently aired on VisionTV. Her play, Mustard (Tarragon Theatre) won the Dora Award for Best New Play, and Bang Bang and Yaga were nominated for the same award. She won the Austen Film Festival’s inaugural Fiction Podcast Award for How To Build a Fire, and has been nominated for Sterling Awards, the Carol Bolt Award and the Cayle Chernin Award. Kat attended the Canadian Film Centre and eOne’s inaugural Adaptation Lab. She has written for Kim’s Convenience, and written fiction podcasts for The Koffler Centre, CBC’s PlayMe and TwoUp’s Limetown. She has various film and television projects in development with eOne, TB Content, Scythia Films, Stellar Citizens and the Donaldson Company. Kat is a graduate of Queen’s University.

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